December 16, 2015 RSS feed / World

New law heartens educators

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — School leaders and teachers who have argued that test scores alone shouldn’t make or break a school are hopeful the new federal education law will offer a truer picture of success.  More...

Consumer prices unchanged but core inflation up

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in November as declines in energy and food held down overall costs. But core inflation was up 2 percent over the 12 months ending in November. More...

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Critic of Lumber Liquidators backs off and shares soar

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Lumber Liquidators surged to two-month highs Tuesday after a hedge-fund operator, one of its earliest critics, said he was no longer betting against beleaguered flooring retailer.  The company has lost 75 percent More...

Homebuilder sentiment slips in December

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Graduation rate ticks up to 82 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s high school graduation rate has ticked up slightly to 82 percent, a new high.  More...

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