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Mining disaster raises questions about effectiveness of safety lawsupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 06:19:00

Two West Virginia mining accidents within 17 days in January 2006 killed 14 people and prompted Congress to pass the most sweeping mine safety legislation in 29 years.

Mine accidents in the United Statesupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 14:29:00

An explosion at the Massey Energy Co. mine in Montcoal, West Virginia, killed at least 25 miners. The cause of the explosion had not been determined as rescuers worked Tuesday to bore ventilation holes into the Upper Big Branch Mine. This is a chronological list of notable coal mine accidents in the United States over the last century. The list is not all-inclusive. * December 6, 1907 -- Worst coal mine disaster in U.S. history: 362 miners are killed in an explosion at the Monongah Nos. 6 and 8 Coal Mines in Monongah, West Virginia.

Big changes for student loansupdated: Tue Mar 30 2010 12:07:00

The federal government makes big changes to student loans, as financial planner Karen Lee explains.

FAQs about student loan reformupdated: Tue Mar 30 2010 12:07:00

Tucked into the legislation President Obama signed Tuesday is an important change that didn't get near the attention of health care reform: a sweeping overhaul of the nation's student loan program.

CNNMoney: Teens suffer record unemploymentupdated: Fri Nov 06 2009 16:50:00

Americans of all ages are being hurt by the weak job market, but the nation's teens are in a particularly bad spot.

School bullying hearingupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 19:17:00

A mother whose 11-year-old son committed suicide tells lawmakers bullying in schools has to stop. Mary Snow reports

Woman tells lawmakers about son's bullying, suicideupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 19:17:00

Eleven-year-old Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover liked football, basketball and playing video games with his little brother.

Coal company fined $420K for 'flagrant' violationsupdated: Thu Mar 20 2008 13:41:00

Federal authorities on Thursday ordered Andalex Resources Inc. to pay $420,300 in fines for "flagrant violations" at a coal mine it operates in Price, Utah.

CNNMoney: Watch out for hidden 401(k) feesupdated: Tue Mar 06 2007 09:27:00

It's tough enough to save for retirement without having to worry about hidden fees in your 401(k).

Former Rep. Ford of Michigan dies at 77updated: Sat Aug 14 2004 13:26:00

Former U.S. Rep. Bill Ford of Michigan, who spent three decades in the U.S. House of Representatives, died early Saturday, said a spokesman for Rep. John Dingell, D-Michigan.

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