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It's not hard to see that the $490 billion higher-education industry is failing America. One study showed that only 45 percent of students demonstrate any cognitive gains by the middle of their sophomore year. Only about 50 percent of students enrolling in a four-year college graduate within six years.
Facebook Inc. reported fourth-quarter earnings that exceeded expectations and said the percentage of advertising revenue generated from mobile apps is growing. The company's stock has been rising in recent months, though it still hasn't hit its initial public offering price of $38.
Utopian communities: They're not just for hippies anymore.
A silver lining for Republicans in the recent election is the opportunity to rethink some basic policy positions.
Major investors of public companies are required to disclose when they buy and sell stock. A few have done so for Facebook Inc., according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission:
Yelp's early backers apparently still have a high opinion of the online business review service, much to Wall Street's relief, after insiders at several other Internet companies dumped some of their shares at the first opportunity.
This past week, there were two stock market topics that were widely discussed. One was company-specific to a degree, but the action that made the topic fodder among the investment community, talking heads and pundits was one that bears watching no matter what company you may be invested in. The other is far more reaching in terms of the overall market mentality and has many speculating that hopium is fueling the stock market near term. For those wondering what hopium is, it's the combination of hope and opium and is used to convey the addictive nature of hoping that something may happen.
Major investors of public companies are required to disclose when they buy and sell stock. A few have done so for Facebook Inc. in recent days, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission:
Facebook's battered stock closed lower Tuesday, erasing some of the gains it saw a day earlier.