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Ohio police: Teen ran drug ring that grossed $20,000 a month updated: Tue Jul 17 2012 09:49:00

A 17-year-old student is allegedly at the center of a marijuana drug ring in Ohio that grossed $20,000 per month.

Syria's U.N. ambassador rips criticism of his daughter updated: Mon Jun 18 2012 11:45:00

Syria's U.N. ambassador lashed out Thursday at criticism of his daughter, who was in the news last week after ABC News' Barbara Walters expressed regret for having tried to help her.

Your father, yourself: 4 women look back on their dadsupdated: Thu Jun 14 2012 17:05:00

He was probably your first pair of male arms, and, like it or not, the most influential man you'll ever meet. These daughters reflect on the subtle and not-so-subtle ways their fathers shaped them.

CNN Explains: The Occupy movementupdated: Tue May 01 2012 14:00:00

We know they're there, but what do they want? CNN's Christine Romans explains the Occupy movement.

On May Day, the Occupy movement asks: What's next?updated: Tue May 01 2012 14:00:00

Don't go to work; don't attend classes; don't buy anything; don't do banking; don't do housework. That's the call from organizers of the Occupy movement for their general strike on May 1, also known as International Workers Day.

French educator found dead in New York was dynamic, controversial figure updated: Wed Apr 04 2012 16:36:00

A 54-year-old educator found dead in a midtown New York hotel room with blood coming out of his mouth was a dynamic and, at times, controversial figure in French academia.

CNNMoney: Harvard, Princeton post record low acceptance ratesupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 14:41:00

Your odds of getting into some of the nation's most prestigious colleges are shrinking.

Obama and the college speaker gameupdated: Sat Mar 10 2012 03:31:00

The winner of the 2012 commencement sweepstakes is in. It's Barnard College, which just announced that President Obama will be the featured speaker at its May 14 graduation ceremonies.

Fortune: Dr. Oz: The best advice I ever gotupdated: Thu Feb 23 2012 06:28:00

"Keith Reemtsma was chairman of the department of surgery at Columbia University when I came to New York. He had served in Korea, and the lore is that he's the person behind the character Hawkeye in M*A*S*H. He made me chief resident and mentored me on how to be a leader. He said the hard part of leadership was keeping smart people from killing each other -- you had to make everyone feel special. People at my level were ambitious, vying for positions. He'd take your strength and find a place you could emphasize it, so it wouldn't seem as if you were competing directly with one another.

Money Magazine: Get more from a second doctor's opinionupdated: Tue Feb 07 2012 11:38:00

If you're like most people, you're inclined to trust your doctor's advice.

The lasting impact of good teachersupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 13:24:00

A good teacher not only improves a child's test scores in the classroom, but also enhances his or her chances to attend college, earn more money and avoid teen pregnancy, according to a new seminal study.

Eastern Ohio rattled by 4.0-magnitude earthquakeupdated: Sat Dec 31 2011 22:51:00

A 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Ohio on Saturday, one week after a similar but smaller tremor rattled the region, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Earthquake rattles eastern Ohioupdated: Sat Dec 31 2011 22:51:00

A 4.0-magnitude earthquake in Ohio raised concerns about possible increased seismic activity due to fracking.

CNNMoney: Codecademy says it can turn anyone into a Web programmerupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 08:37:00

It's a tough economy out there, but there's at least one skill in high demand: programming.

CNNMoney: More colleges charging $50,000 or more a yearupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 07:13:00

An increasing number of colleges are charging more than what the average American earns.

Money Magazine: Overwhelmed by too many 401(k) options?updated: Tue Oct 25 2011 11:36:00

I contribute to my company 401(k) plan. Problem is, the investment choices are overwhelming. Where should I put my money? -- Blake, Opelousas, La.

8 reasons to make time for family dinnerupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 07:57:00

Soccer practices, dance rehearsals, playdates, and other scheduling conflicts make family mealtime seem like a thing of the past. Suddenly, we're feeding our kids breakfast bars during the morning commute, sneaking 100-calorie packs at our desks, and grabbing dinner at the drive-thru window.

New dating site helps college students find loveupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 10:04:00

Though they had perhaps crossed paths several times on campus, it was only when Andy Lalinde was scrolling through images of cute girls online that the one with brunette hair standing in some South American country caught his eye.

Respect: Why some people don't get itupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 09:12:00

How do you change the world? How do you release an idea into the air, an idea so potent that it alters the way we all behave, rewrites laws, makes us see that imbalance, whether personal or geopolitical, stems from one fundamental cause?

Donald Trump rejects allegations of racismupdated: Mon May 02 2011 07:04:00

An unapologetic Donald Trump insisted Sunday that he is "the least racist" when pressed as to whether racism motivated his recent focus on President Obama's birth certificate and academic qualifications.

Leading black scholar dies days before Malcolm X biography releaseupdated: Sun Apr 03 2011 13:54:00

Dr Manning Marable, director of Columbia University's Center for Contemporary Black History has died, according to a statement from the NAACP. He was 61.

Columbia professor arrested for incestupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 21:31:00

Police arrested a Columbia University professor accused of having a three-year long sexual relationship with his daughter, officials said.

5 Columbia University students arrested in suspected drug ringupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 09:39:00

Police broke up a suspected drug ring after a months-long investigation, called Operation Ivy League, that resulted in the arrest of five Columbia University students and three off-campus suppliers, officials said Wednesday.

Ivy League drug ringupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 09:39:00

Police say five Columbia University students were arrested for selling drugs from on-campus housing. Grant Wahl: U.S. rests hopes on tireless Gulatiupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 12:14:00

ZURICH -- The U.S. gave its formal bid presentation to host World Cup '22 here on Wednesday, and a list of bold-faced names spoke on the Americans' behalf, including former President Bill Clinton, the actor Morgan Freeman, President Obama (on videotape) and star player Landon Donovan.

Colleges offer 'Social E' classesupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 16:06:00

Amarynth Sichel grills cheese sandwiches and sells them to Columbia University students five nights a week. But Sichel's not just a cook; she's also a college student and social entrepreneur-in-training.

Radical romance changes livesupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 10:03:00

On my way to interview Ethel Person, M.D., the celebrated psychoanalyst and Columbia University professor who teaches and writes about love, I took a little detour into my past.

CNNMoney: Americans in the dark about energy useupdated: Mon Sep 13 2010 17:12:00

Americans aren't known for their energy-thrift ways. Maybe that's because they have little idea as to how much energy things use.

Justice Ginsburg's husband dies of cancer complicationsupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 10:55:00

Martin Ginsburg, husband of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has died of cancer at age 78.

Fortune: The academic solution to financial reformupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 10:49:00

On Wednesday, fifteen leading academic economists unveiled a succinct, slender and, for the most part, readable volume containing their consensus recommendations on how to fix our financial system.

Money Magazine: How to make better investment choicesupdated: Wed Jun 02 2010 14:02:00

Choice is powerful. It means you have the freedom to find just the right breakfast cereal, car, or mutual fund that suits you. And it means that companies have to innovate, to come up with better products that stand out from the crowd. (There would be no hybrid cars or ETFs in a world where everyone always settled for "good enough.") But choice also overwhelms. You've felt it when you've gone out for a quick trip to the grocery store and found yourself roaming the aisles for an hour. Or when you've scratched your head over which of 16 stock funds you should hold in your 401(k). Sheena Iyengar, a business professor at Columbia University, was among the first academics to study these real-world problems. In a series of ingenious experiments, she found that too many choices can cause people to give up and make no choice at all.

CNNMoney: What is naked short selling?updated: Wed May 19 2010 14:09:00

"Naked short selling" is the buzz on Wall Street, since a German ban on it sent the stock market tumbling Tuesday. But no, it's not something kinky.

Revised psychiatry manual targets autism, substance disordersupdated: Thu Feb 11 2010 13:41:00

People with Asperger's syndrome would be included in the same diagnostic group as people with autism and pervasive developmental disorders, according to new guidelines under consideration by the American Psychiatric Association.

Coyotes looking to settle down in New York City?updated: Mon Feb 08 2010 20:43:00

At least three times in recent weeks, they've been spotted in various parts of Manhattan, from the streets of Harlem to Central Park to Columbia University.

University considers 'gender-neutral' housingupdated: Thu Dec 10 2009 13:39:00

When Columbia University student Sean Udell Manning enters his senior year next fall, he wants to share a one-bedroom apartment with one of his closest friends.

Cuba won't let blogger leaveupdated: Wed Oct 14 2009 09:55:00

Cuba denies blogger permission to travel to U.S. to get a journalism prize. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.

Cuba won't let blogger travel to New York to accept awardupdated: Wed Oct 14 2009 09:55:00

A Cuban blogger who has criticized her government has been denied permission to travel to New York to pick up a prestigious journalism award Wednesday.

FSB: Dead zonesupdated: Tue Oct 13 2009 10:38:00

We've all seen retail locations that appear cursed because multiple businesses have died there. So how do you prevent your business from becoming the next victim?

Report: Government not spending much on drug preventionupdated: Thu May 28 2009 10:56:00

Substance abuse, addiction and its consequences cost U.S. governmental bodies nearly $500 billion in 2005 with only a fraction of state and federal dollars spent on prevention and treatment, according to a report released Thursday.

Fortune: Rural broadband vs. red tapeupdated: Fri Mar 27 2009 10:07:00

President Obama's $7 billion-plus plan to bring broadband to rural America could create up to 260,000 new jobs, according to researchers. But some industry executives worry it will take too long to put that money to work.

Zakaria: Financial plan is good, but not perfectupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 16:55:00

Stocks retreated Friday, building on the previous day's declines, after the Dow closed at its lowest point in more than six years.

Glowing jellyfish earns Nobel Prizeupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 09:32:00

Research into the mysterious green glow of a jellyfish earned three scientists this year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry, the Nobel Foundation announced Wednesday.

Birds and beesupdated: Sun Sep 21 2008 20:01:00

Baby birds get help from the common bumblebee. CNN's Kyung Lah reports

Natural born killersupdated: Sun Sep 21 2008 20:01:00

Setting one species up to scare off or even kill another is nothing new. Study: Websites Offer Addictive Medsupdated: Fri Jul 11 2008 11:00:00

More than three-quarters of Web sites that offer highly addictive medications do not require a prescription, according to a study released Wednesday Scientists Share $1M Prizes for Researchupdated: Wed May 28 2008 11:00:00

Three prizes worth $1 million apiece were awarded Wednesday to seven scientists for their discoveries in neuroscience, astrophysics and the study of vanishingly small structures

Let's not fight!updated: Tue May 27 2008 09:28:00

For the sake of argument, imagine a world without conflict. That's the full-time job for members of a relatively new field called peace psychology who focus on problems like the genocide in Darfur, hatred in the Middle East, gang warfare in our cities, and rape everywhere.

Money Magazine: Meet my future widowupdated: Thu Apr 03 2008 06:42:00

I'm worried about my wife. Not that she really has any problems. She's educated, professionally savvy and, thank goodness, perfectly healthy. In fact, according to the Social Security Administration, she can expect to live to 2050. Trouble is, I'm scheduled to kick it in 2047. And that's if we're both average. She's in better shape than I am, so she could be on her own for a lot longer.

Fortune: The canine designerupdated: Mon Nov 12 2007 15:35:00

With an electrical engineering degree from Columbia University, Nicholas Aretakis always felt at home in the semiconductor business, where he spent 22 years. In the '90s, as head of sales for ESS Technology, one of the first companies to introduce an audio chip for PC motherboards, he helped boost revenues from $30 million to more than $300 million in three years. Then he led lucrative IPOs at two other semiconductor companies.

Noose shocks faculty, studentsupdated: Fri Oct 12 2007 08:53:00

A Columbia University provost and student react to news of a noose found on a professor's door.

Police probing noose incident review Columbia surveillance videoupdated: Fri Oct 12 2007 08:53:00

New York police detectives are reviewing surveillance video from Columbia University in hopes of identifying the person or persons who hung a noose on a professor's office door earlier in the week.

Rally protests noose found at Columbia Universityupdated: Wed Oct 10 2007 22:17:00

A rally Wednesday afternoon at Columbia University was held to protest the discovery of a noose on the office door of an African-American professor.

Candidates question university's invitation to Iran presidentupdated: Tue Sep 25 2007 11:27:00

Both Republican and Democratic presidential candidates Monday questioned Columbia University's decision to invite Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak at its New York campus.

Obama: We should promote truthupdated: Tue Sep 25 2007 11:27:00

Sen. Barack Obama makes remarks about Iran's president and how he would conduct U.S. foreign policy as president. Why Ahmadinejad Loves New York updated: Mon Sep 24 2007 18:55:00

He was berated by many in the hall, but the Iranian leader's Columbia appearance was aimed at the audience back home

Ahmadinejad at Columbiaupdated: Mon Sep 24 2007 09:44:00

Columbia University is under fire for inviting Iran's president to campus. CNN's Jim Acosta reports

Business 2.0: Farming goes verticalupdated: Tue Sep 11 2007 05:57:00

The term "urban farming" may conjure up a community garden where locals grow a few heads of lettuce. But some academics envision something quite different for the increasingly hungry world of the 21st century: a vertical farm that will do for agriculture what the skyscraper did for office space.

A brother's suicide sparks a need to helpupdated: Tue May 15 2007 14:38:00

On a Friday afternoon in March 2000, University of Pennsylvania freshman Alison Malmon came in from studying outdoors with friends, and her world crashed around her.

Commentary: 'Do I offend? I must' updated: Mon Mar 12 2007 11:21:00

Do I offend? I must. Why else would immigration restrictionists be trying to pull the plug on commentaries like this one?

Fortune: So you want to work for a nonprofit?updated: Thu Feb 08 2007 09:35:00

Dear Annie: After almost 30 years working in finance and administration (for three big companies and one startup), I'd like to make a radical career change. During my entire adult life so far, I've been active with a couple of volunteer organizations, and on the board of one of them, and I'm wondering how practical it might be to think about working full time for a nonprofit.

Money Magazine: The retirement plan Uncle Sam has rightupdated: Thu Nov 23 2006 07:56:00

Considering the mess that Social Security and Medicare are in, the federal government is probably the last place you'd look for insights about retirement planning.

Money Magazine: Can you still get rich in real estate?updated: Mon May 29 2006 13:50:00

Home sales are slowing. Condo prices are slipping. Sellers can't get their asking prices.

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Fri Mar 10 2006 13:42:00

Coffee-heart attack link clarified

CNNMoney: Big cities, bright prospectsupdated: Fri Sep 23 2005 16:09:00

Are home values in America's biggest cities out of whack with the rest of the country?

Money Magazine: Procrasti-Nationupdated: Fri Apr 01 2005 00:01:00

Do you put off doing your taxes even though Uncle Sam owes you a nice, fat refund? If so, you're hardly alone. About 10% of us leave this patriotic chore until the last possible day. Some end up jo...

Money Magazine: Altruism: What's in It for You?updated: Tue Mar 01 2005 00:01:00

You may remember the old Monty Python skit in which John Cleese, as a coldhearted banker, attempts to figure out the angle when a hapless charity worker asks him to donate a pound to an orphans fun...

Laura Cantrell, Musicianupdated: Mon Jul 19 2004 06:03:00

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Fortune: A Good Heir Dayupdated: Mon Mar 17 2003 00:01:00

Columbia University freshman and Hyatt heiress Liesel Pritzker, 18, has a busy spring ahead. She's suing her dad, Robert, and other family members for allegedly siphoning more than $1 billion from ...

Fortune: Place Your Bets--On Warupdated: Mon Mar 03 2003 00:01:00

Want to bet when the first bombs will fall on Baghdad? A handful of, Iraq Attack Pool ( gamblers wager on political events, including whe...

Money Magazine: Credit Cardsupdated: Tue Oct 01 2002 00:01:00

The thought of ringing up tens of thousands of frequent-flier miles has lured many a parent and student into charging college tuition payments. Now some schools, faced with tighter budgets, are bal...

FSB: Get Transparent Why small companies shouldn't keep secrets.updated: Sat Jun 01 2002 00:01:00

If you think that economic theories don't have much to do with the real-life challenges of running a small business, well, we forgive you. But Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize-winning Columbia Univer...

Fortune: A Most Sinister Form Of Financingupdated: Mon Dec 24 2001 00:01:00

If Dr. Evil were an investment banker, he'd surely be out hawking financing instruments known as death-spiral convertibles. These are bonds or preferred shares with terms so onerous that only compa...

Money Magazine: A Novel Idea In A Stock Market Bubbleupdated: Tue May 01 2001 00:01:00

You may detect echoes of our current market woes in David Liss' A Conspiracy of Paper, a detective thriller set in the early 18th century as the notorious South Sea Bubble was about to burst. Named...

FSB: Editor's Notesupdated: Thu Mar 01 2001 00:01:00

You've Seen the numbers: Women-owned businesses have been the fasting-growing segment in the small business boom for a decade. But being a woman and an entrepreneur still is no easy feat--and that'...

FSB: Editor's Notesupdated: Sat Apr 01 2000 00:01:00

One of the toughest things in business journalism is taking potentially dull finance topics and turning them into compelling and entertaining stories. Anyone can write about such things as--forgive...

Money Magazine: The Feds Are Watching, But Does It Matter?updated: Sun Nov 01 1998 00:01:00

When it comes to policing online stock bulletin boards, the SEC talks pretty tough. Its enforcement Website lists cases brought against stock pumpers big and small. An agency spokesman says that it...

Fortune: Congrats! Here's Your Degree and $250,000. Now Make Us Money.updated: Mon Oct 26 1998 00:01:00

When Yael Alkalay, 30, graduated from business school at Columbia University, she decided to launch her own candle and toiletries business. But rather than rely on the typical entrepreneur's assets...

Money Magazine: PROTECT YOUR RIGHTSupdated: Mon Jul 01 1996 00:01:00

In mid-June a group of federal judges are meeting to consider a proposal that would make it tougher to bring class-action securities fraud or price-fixing lawsuits charging that many people have su...

Money Magazine: MONEY's Guide to 1,010 Colleges By comparing the vital data in these listings, you can home in on the school updated: Fri Sep 16 1994 00:01:00

Need some help in deciding which of the nation's thousands of colleges would be best for your child? You've put yourself in good hands. The 21-page guide that begins at left provides basic informat...

Fortune: COLLEGE BOOSTERSupdated: Mon May 17 1993 00:01:00

If it is truly more blessed to give than to receive, John Kluge, 78, billionaire chairman of Metromedia, must be feeling positively saintly. He recently bestowed $60 million on Columbia University,...

Money Magazine: MONEY'S guide to 1,000 collegesupdated: Mon Sep 07 1992 00:01:00

The tables on the following pages deliver basic information you need to size up 1,000 public and private four-year colleges and universities that welcome students without regard to their religious ...

Money Magazine: easing the pain for PARENTSupdated: Mon Sep 07 1992 00:01:00

If you haven't already, sit down before you read this column. When chief of reporters Holly Wheelwright enrolled at Sarah Lawrence 31 years ago, tuition, room and board cost her parents $2,800 a ye...

Fortune: Listening in on Stalin, what's bigger than the gender gap, seven powerful professors, and other matters. THE BUSINESS CYCLE GAMEupdated: Mon Jul 27 1992 00:01:00

Bill Klem, immortal umpire, is famous for saying, ''I call 'em as I see 'em.'' The present fan never could figure out what was so memorable about this line, but at least he knew Bill's basic princi...


Believe it or not, the recession the economists didn't call is history. So says Geoffrey H. Moore, and no one speaks with more authority about the economy's turning points. Moore, 77, is director o...

Fortune: AT BAT FOR GATT updated: Mon Jul 15 1991 00:01:00

The five-year-old drive to extend global trading rules to new areas, such as services and agriculture, is in trouble. Seeking arresting arguments, GATT Director General Arthur Dunkel in May hired C...

Fortune: MORE EXECUTIVES GO BACK TO SCHOOLupdated: Mon Mar 25 1991 00:01:00

Executives aren't cutting classes even though times are tight. Over 15,000 of them will be attending a variety of business-related programs at North American colleges in 1991, 10% more than last ye...

Fortune: Fishy facts from a governor, our ten most depressing list, pizza in the dugout, and other matters. GROANS APLENTYupdated: Mon Jan 28 1991 00:01:00

Herewith, our fifth not quite annual list of the year's ten most depressing happenings unless you are a lefty. Contributing to this highly subjective and impressionistic feature's being not quite a...

Fortune: THE 500 IN THE 1980supdated: Mon Apr 23 1990 00:01:00

As decades go, this one was no day at the beach. While the economy's expansion set a new peacetime record, companies on the 500 strained harder than ever just to hold their ground. Measured in cons...

Fortune: CAN THIS EXPANSION BREAK THE RECORD?updated: Mon Jul 17 1989 00:01:00

So slow the growth of what is excellent . . . William Cowper, 1731-1800

Money Magazine: ADVICE FOR SMALL SHAREHOLDERS: BEST TO STAY BUNDLED UPupdated: Sun Jan 01 1989 00:01:00

While a whole is often worth more than the sum of its parts, in the case of a stock, Shearson Lehman Hutton is hoping the opposite may be true. In December the firm introduced the ''unbundled stock...

Fortune: Schools of sharksupdated: Mon May 23 1988 00:01:00

Raise the dividend and batten down the boardroom! Alan ''Ace'' Greenberg, CEO of Bear Stearns; Sam Heyman, CEO of GAF Corp.; Carl Icahn; and T. Boone Pickens are all swimming together. But wait a m...

Fortune: Waiting to Be Sinister, Up From the Evil Empire, A Preference for Muriel, and Other Matters. A Prime Numberupdated: Mon Oct 26 1987 00:01:00

The present writer had a birthday recently and as a result has been researching the number 63. It turns out to be an interesting number, although it isn't getting the raves we had hoped for. First ...

Fortune: NO SHOCKS IN SIGHT FROM INTEREST RATES Anxious investors may knock them about a bit, but the combination of moderate growth and updated: Mon Jun 10 1985 00:01:00

THE CREDIT MARKETS have fairly fibrillated so far this year over the prospects for interest rates -- and particularly about the future course of Federal Reserve policy. Investors have reacted to ea...

Fortune: Now Hear Thisupdated: Mon Mar 04 1985 00:01:00

''We say here that everybody wants to be a chicken's head, not a bull's toenail.'' -CHIEN-SHIEN WANG, 46, Taiwan's vice minister for economic affairs, on why there are so many small businesses in h...

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