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Consumer tips from the Better Business Bureau, job-search advice and technology news compiled by GateHouse News Service. From ideas for starting a business, to interviewing, to career education, we have you covered at all levels of employment. Plus, ...
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In a world of always-on, fast Internet connections, it's difficult to believe that there are still a surprising number of Americans who use a dial-up connection to surf the Web. According to a Pew Research study, in 2012, 65 percent of Americans had broadband connections in their homes, while 3 percent had dial-up connections. In 2000, those numbers were reversed — 65 percent connected via dial-up while only 3 percent had broadband connections. There are still a handful of familiar names offering dial-up service including AOL, AT&T, EarthLink and United Online. Although user statistics have remained constant over the past two years, AOL has been raising some prices for its estimated 3 million dial-up customers to cover increased costs of keeping the service up and running.



— The Street

The List

From Forbes, the top return-on-investment private colleges, based on 10-year median private gifts per full-time student:

1. California Institute of Technology



2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology



3. Stanford University



4. Duke University



5. Yale University



6. Princeton University



7. Dartmouth College



8. Harvard University



9. Johns Hopkins University



10. Williams College



Number to Know

1.2 million: Demand is high for STEM-related (science, technology, engineering, math) employment, thanks to more than 50 percent of the Navy's scientists, engineers and related disciplines qualifying for retirement by 2020, as well as the projection of 1.2 million new STEM jobs created over the next five years. The Navy is committed to working to ensure there is a qualified STEM workforce in the pipeline.

— Brandpoint

 

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