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How to help colleges teach financial literacy
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Ted Beck is president and CEO of the National Endowment for Financial Education, a member of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans and chairman of the Jump$tart Coalition.

Many families will soon be engaged in a not-so-pleasant late-summer ritual: writing college tuition checks or filling out student-loan paperwork. As you send off your hard-earned money you might want to find out what your child’s—or your own—school is doing to improve student financial knowledge. Are they going to be prepared to pay their...

Dallas-Fort Worth has top two spots in U.S. based on 5-year economic forecast
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Denton and Collin counties are projected to be the nation's fastest growing economies over the next five years, according to an Oxford Economics forecast.

Of the top six U.S. counties, four are in Texas:

- Denton, Texas

- Collin, Texas

- Montgomery, Texas

- Will, Illinois

- San Francisco, California

The rates measure expected GDP growth through 2021. The same study projects U.S. economic growth to land at a steady 2 percent this year and next year.

Over the next five years, America’s fastest growing cities will be in “sprawling, suburban metro areas,” described as...

Charlottesville braces for violence
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Beating. Hanging. Shooting. 

These are the sorts of threats that Charlottesville Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy, a 30-year-old African American, says he has received in recent weeks from far-right activists before “Unite the Right”, which is expected to be one of the largest white supremacist rallies in the US’ recent history. 

“I‘ve been told I‘m going to be hung from a tree, that I‘m going to be shot, that I‘m going to be beat up,“ he tells Al Jazeera. “You name it, every kind of n-word – I‘ve been called it online.“

Charlottesville, an otherwise sleepy city of 46,000 in central Virginia, is...

UNT faculty shares expertise on North Korea
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Watch the full Fox4 segment online at http://www.fox4news.com/politics/273248442-story. 

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President Donald Trump is warning of military action, saying the U.S. is "locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely."

Trump tweeted: "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. "

North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers. If carried out, it would be its most...

Amon Carter Museum: Archiving Eden exhibit holds seeds to survival
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Dornith Doherty said that one of the things she thought when she first came to art was “what a powerful way to communicate.”

And her show, Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden, tells the story of the scientists working to preserve the planet’s biodiversity and asks viewers to “engage with the notion of what is the future of the planet.”

Her show is comprised of 15 images of documentary style photos and collages made from X-rays taken at prominent seed banks, which preserve plants in order to stop species loss, around the globe. One of the seed banks included in the show is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault which is located...

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