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  • China offers $3 billion in aid and loans to neighbors: Xinhua

    China has offered more than $3 billion in loans and aid to neighbors Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand and Laos to improve infrastructure and production, and to fight poverty, state media reported on Saturday. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said the offer...
  • College ratings system may rank loan repayments, graduation statistics

    College ratings system may rank loan repayments, graduation statistics
    The Obama administration on Friday is releasing the rough outlines of a much-anticipated college ratings system that may grade schools on such factors as graduation rates, loan repayments and post-graduation income. Many details remain to be decided...
  • The era known as 'the Sixties' really began in 1965

    The era known as 'the Sixties' really began in 1965
    Fifty years ago Thursday, President Lyndon B. Johnson turned on the lights of the National Christmas Tree and proclaimed, “These are the most hopeful times in all the years since Christ was born in Bethlehem.” He continued, “Today...
  • Senate may consider health coverage for low-income Floridians

    Senate may consider health coverage for low-income Floridians
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, left open the possibility Wednesday that his chamber will consider an expansion of health coverage for low-income Floridians. Gardiner described as "intriguing" a proposal that would...
  • Year-end giving simply is happiness

    Year-end giving simply is happiness
    As the executive director of the largest international charity in the United States, I understand that the topic of year-end giving can appear to be complex. But allow me to reassure you, it is not. Giving means happiness to me. It's really that simple....
  • No one should have to work for less than poverty-level wages

    It is irritating to read so many letters to the editor railing against a minimum wage hike. I’m sure those writing the letters are not trying to live on $8.25 an hour. The sad reality is that many people have no other option than to work minimum-...
  • Expanding Medicaid can help Florida's children succeed in school

    Expanding Medicaid can help Florida's children succeed in school
    Children who have health insurance through Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program go further in school than children who are uninsured, according to a recent report. Researchers from Cornell and Harvard have found that, compared with...
  • 'Cal Facts' offers snapshot of state's finances, demographics, trends

    SACRAMENTO — Want a whirlwind tour of California's economy and to delve into the Golden State's often-baffling finances, demographics and social trends? Try Cal Facts. It's all there, jampacked in 72 pages of charts and graphs published every...
  • Haiti sees drop in poverty rates, but inequality remains

    MIAMI Despite back-to-back hurricanes, food riots, devastating floods and the hemisphere's worst natural disaster nearly five years ago, the rate of extreme poverty in Haiti is declining, according to a new World Bank report. But with 6.3 million out...
  • State Wins $12.5 Million Federal Preschool Grant

    State Wins $12.5 Million Federal Preschool Grant
    The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $12.5 million grant to Connecticut that will enable 428 children from low-income families to attend preschool and improve the quality of state-funded preschool for another 284 children. It's the third time...
  • India melding rapid innovation with ancient traditions to improve life for all

    NEW DELHI, INDIA -- Greetings from India, where we're launching our latest international edition, HuffPost India, in collaboration with The Times of India Group and its digital arm, Times Internet (TIL). India has always held a deeply personal...