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Brands seen as greater change agents than governments, Edelman study says

The power of a brand to sway consumers is up nearly 13 percent over last year, according to research from Daniel J. Edelman Inc.

B2B marketing specialist sought for Edelman's Chicago office

Worldwide public relations and marketing firm Edelman is looking to hire a senior account executive for business-to-business marketing at its Chicago office.

Which U.S. schools receive the most federal student aid?

Midwest Technical Institute-Springfield, Midwest Technical Institute-Moline and Illinois Valley Community College were among U.S. schools that reported receiving the most federal financial aid during the 2017-18 academic year, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

Which U.S. schools receive the least federal student aid?

Bell Mar Beauty College, Cannella School of Hair Design-Villa Park and VanderCook College of Music were among U.S. schools that reported receiving the least federal financial aid during the 2017-18 academic year, according to a Higher Education Tribune an

These 4-year schools have the top 'on time' graduation rates in the U.S.

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-Chicago, Saint Anthony College of Nursing and Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences are among four-year schools in the U.S. with the best 'on time' graduation rates, according to a Higher Education Tribune analy

Sticker shock: Which 2-year U.S. schools charge the highest in-state tuition?

State residents enrolled at Lincoln College of Technology-Melrose Park face among the steepest cost of attending two-year in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

These schools have the worst 'on time' graduation rates in the U.S.

Hebrew Theological College, South Suburban College and University of Phoenix-Illinois have some of the lowest 'on time' graduation rates in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

These schools have the top 'on time' graduation rates in the U.S.

Career Center of Southern Illinois, Estelle Skin Care and Spa Institute and Saint Anthony College of Nursing have some of the best 'on time' graduation rates in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

Illinois farmer calls on Washington to end trade war while farming group announces anti-tariff coalition

A longtime northwest Illinois farmer called upon Washington today to end the Trump administration's trade war with much of the rest of the First World as a farming coalition announced the launch of a campaign to call attention to the pain that war is causing.

Farmers for Free Trade's ad campaign pits farmers against Trump's trade war

From Ohio Business Daily

Farmers for Free Trade has launched Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, an advertising campaign featuring true stories of how tariffs will damage the country’s agricultural base.

Sticker shock: Which 4-year U.S. schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?

State residents enrolled at Christian Life College face among the lowest cost of attending four-year in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

Sticker shock: Which 4-year U.S. schools charge the highest in-state tuition?

State residents enrolled at Illinois Institute of Technology face among the steepest cost of attending four-year in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

Sticker shock: Which U.S. schools charge the highest in-state tuition?

Residents in Illinois face some of the steepest cost of attending in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

Analysis: College softball grosses $451 million

From Higher Education Tribune

Florida State University softball tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting more than $2.2 million – or $95,837 per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: College baseball grosses $684 million

From Higher Education Tribune

Louisiana State University baseball tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting more than $6.4 million – or $182,464 per athlete – in 2016, followed by Florida State University ($6 million), Vanderbilt ($5.9 million), UT Austin ($7 million) and University of Mississippi ($5 million), according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

114,405 U.S. borrowers in default on student loans from private, nonprofit schools

From Higher Education Tribune

Everest University in Florida, Liberty University in Virginia, and International American University of Puerto Rico - Aguadilla Campus reported the largest share of borrowers from private, nonprofit institutions who defaulted on school loans they started repaying in 2014, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Analysis: College athletics grossed $31,832 per athlete in 2016

From Higher Education Tribune

University of Georgia grossed $352,349 per athlete in 2016 – the highest of all athletic programs that year, followed by University of Texas at Austin ($346,947 per athlete) and Louisiana State University ($315,988 per athlete), according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: College sports raked in $18.1 billion in 2016

From Higher Education Tribune

University of Texas at Austin grossed $207 million in 2016, making it the highest-grossing college sports program that year, followed by Ohio State University ($176 million) and University of Alabama ($174 million), according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: 569,475 students played college sports in 2016

From Higher Education Tribune

Lindenwood University, Cornell University and Harvard University reported the most students participating in athletics in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

Q&A with Merrill Lynch’s Randi Merel

With the April 17 tax deadline approaching, we are in the final stretch of the 2017 tax season. We spoke to Merrill Lynch’s Randi Merel about how to maximize available tax benefits for your 2017 filing and how to prepare for filing in 2018 with the new tax law in effect.

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