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Unemployment Rises Among College Graduates

College graduates are starting to feel the effects of the economic downturn, after being largely immune to rising unemployment. The jobless rates for Americans who had at least a bachelor%u2019s degree hit 5.1% in November, the highest in 40 years, USA Today reported. In September, the rate was just 4.4%.

Why to Ditch Out On Early-Decision College Agreements

More parents are realizing they don't need to ruin themselves financially for their children's education. But what if you have that epiphany after your kid has applied to her first-choice school early decision? If they accept her, she's committed, right? Wrong. You can -- and should -- break the contract.

Young Single Women Now Earn More Than Men

Young single women are earning more than their male peers in metropolitan areas around the U.S., according to an analysis of Census Bureau data released Wednesday. Some hope that the trend could eventually eliminate the male-female pay gap.

Does America's New Economy Favor Women?

Despite its provocative title, The Atlantic magazine's cover story The End of Men focuses less on the gender wars and more on this question: What if postindustrial society is better suited to female workers?