Posts Tagged: economy

PINcast Epsiode 11: Underwater robotics on a shoestring budget

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We talk to Michigan Radio’s Sarah Alvarez. She just finished working on a five-part series about the education system in Stockbrige, Mich., a small town about an hour away from Ann Arbor, where the schools are operating on a shoestring budget and the students are getting creative with their learning.

The presidential debate: A Budget Heroes primer

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More than half of tonight’s 90-minute debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will focus on the economy and so-called pocketbook issues like unemployment and taxes. But nearly every issue, be it Medicare or military spending, has implications for the nation’s finances. So it might be wise for the candidates to consider how… Read more »

Did you think you’d finish paying off student loans before age 40?

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Talk about student loans usually conjures images of 20-somethings struggling to make their payments as they find steady work. But of the $900-plus billion in student loan debt in the U.S., more than a third is held by people over age 40 — and they’re having a harder time paying it back.