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Student Loan Debt Could Have Lasting Impact

February 22, 2012 For the first time ever, student loan debt in 2011 outweighed the amount of credit card debt in the United States, and many economists are predicting recent college graduates will be paying on those... more »»

Apprenticeship Is a Tried and True Concept

February 22, 2012 The latest trends in education come and go. But when it comes to teaching people how to build things, local labor leaders say there’s no substitute for the centuries-old concept of apprenticeship. more »»

Good Careers Available In Construction

February 22, 2012 Learning a building trade is a demanding experience that can lead to lifelong rewards, according to Tom Cerra. more »»

Clever Couponing Can Save Money

February 22, 2012 The first time Dena Anderson of Wheeling armed herself with a binder full of coupons and hit the grocery store, she came home with $128 of groceries and her wallet was only $27 lighter. more »»

Tips on Buying A New Home

February 22, 2012 The prospect of owning a home for the first time can be thrilling, daunting or downright scary, and many may feel the temptation to dive into the process headfirst. more »»

Keep Mining Or Change Its Scope

February 22, 2012 To some, coal mining is a major job creator that can move forward without destroying the ecosystem by using proper methods to burn the coal. more »»

Starting a New Business Takes Lots of Planning

February 22, 2012 The nation’s small businesses are credited with creating the majority of the new jobs over the past few year. more »»

No Plans for Local Coal Power Plants To Switch to Gas

February 22, 2012 Electricity producers do not plan to retrofit any local coal-fired power plants to run on natural gas, but they acknowledge future plants may be more likely to run on gas than coal. more »»

Bettering Self With Community Service

February 22, 2012 Some of the most successful professionals agree that putting service above self, particularly when it comes to the betterment of the local community, is one of the best ways to excel not only in... more »»

Volunteering More Than Gratifying

February 22, 2012 Organizations in the local community always could use a helping hand — especially when it comes at no cost. more »»

Long-Term Outlook for Coal Industry Is Strong

February 22, 2012 Although unemployment remains high across the nation, local mines continue to hire many workers in their 20s and 30s. more »»

ArcelorMittal: Steelworkers Are Still Needed

February 22, 2012 Given the freefall in employment numbers at local mills over the past decade, you could hardly blame someone in their 20s or 30s for dismissing the possibility of earning a living in the steel... more »»

Start Planning Early for Your Retirement

February 22, 2012 You’ve just started a new job, and now you’re trying to figure out how to plan for the future. Retirement seems a lifetime away at this poin. more »»

Regular Exams Recommended for Those in 20-30s

February 22, 2012 Many people in their 20s and 30s feel invincible. However, Dr. more »»

We Asked...

February 22, 2012 What is the biggest issue facing 20- and 30-year-olds today?... more »»

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