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How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

WASHINGTON- For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. The professional networking site LinkedIn has just come out with its "University Finder," which identifies which colleges are popular with which companies. Parchment.com pools student data to predict an individual's college...
Source: CNBC.com | By: ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press
8 networking apps not named LinkedIn, FB, Twitter

If you want to network to grow your business and think apps are important, don't stop at LinkedIn or Facebook. Unique networking apps are out there.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Ellen Lee, special to CNBC.com
From job to job to job, a life lived _ and lost

ELIZABETH, N.J.- The fumes, reeking of gasoline, poured from the white Kia SUV as soon as an emergency medical technician broke one of the rear windows. By that night, co-workers and friends had identified her as Maria Leonor Fernandes, 32 years old and single, who worked minimum wage jobs at three nearby Dunkin' Donuts shops- often grabbing an hour or two of sleep in her...
Source: The Associated Press | By: ADAM GELLER, AP National Writer
Rome protesters target plans to make firing easier

ROME- Hundreds of thousands of people marched in Rome Saturday to protest against Premier Matteo Renzi's drive to make it easier to fire workers. Demonstrators cheered as CGIL labor confederation head Susanna Camusso promised more protests and strikes unless Renzi abandons efforts to give employers considerably more leeway to fire workers.
Source: The Associated Press
Later, Peyton: The new face of sports endorsements

The era of the mega-athlete sponsorship deal is coming to an end, some experts say-and the killer is social media.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Ike Ejiochi
Fight night! Brazil candidates spar over corruption

Presidential candidates traded accusations over political corruption in a last ditch attempt to sway undecided voters.
Source: Reuters
Europe stress tests set to fail 25 banks: sources

A group of 25 banks have failed European health checks, while up to 10 of those continue to have a capital shortfall.
Source: Reuters
Kudlow: Here's what Obama doesn't see coming

Here's the optimistic GOP story everyone is missing-and it will make Obama's head spin, says Larry Kudlow.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Larry Kudlow
Cramer Remix: Pay & play next week

It's not the iPhone, or anything inside, that's caught "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer's eye to recommend buying this stock and selling others
Source: CNBC.com | By: Abigail Stevenson
Trading could get scary next week as Fed day looms

The Fed is expected to end its quantitative easing program-the much-anticipated action that's been at the very heart of the market's fears.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Patti Domm