An education summit at the White House focuses on finding new ways to help poor students succeed. "The dirty little secret of American higher education is that universities care about racial diversity and do a good job of trying to promote that, but they completely ignore the issue of socioeconomic diversity," says one scholar.
Researchers analyzed proposal language and found projects with phrases like "even a dollar" or "not been able" don't do well. Talk like that in your campaign pitch, and I hope you have rich relatives. As for winning projects, they stressed reciprocity, scarcity and authority.
The latest nominees for the movie industry's highest awards are out. Nine films have also been nominated for the "best picture" award. The others: American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club, Her, Nebraska, Philomena, 12 Years a Slave and The Wolf of Wall Street.
Many spirits are tied to a particular place, but liquor companies have gone global and a small number of firms now dominate the market internationally.
An investigation into alleged drug use by officers led to evidence that some had also been sharing answers to proficiency exams, the Air Force says. The 34 who allegedly were involved have been suspended. It's the latest in a string of scandals for the nuclear missile launch command.
As parts of the U.S. economy rebound, some states are beginning to find themselves in the position of needing to think about what to do with the extra money coming in from taxes.
Yes, an actual surplus. Remember that?
Marketplace's economics expert Chris Farrell, joins host David Brancaccio to discuss the current state of local government finances.