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Companies lure hourly workers with college tuition perks
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Companies lure hourly workers with college tuition perks

Daniella Malave works on her laptop at a coffee shop in Sea Girt, N.J., Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. While working full time for Chipotle, Malave completed two years of community college with annual stipends of $5,250 from the restaurant chain. After that, she enrolled in the company’s free online college program, through which she earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Wilmington University in 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)Daniella Malave, a recruiting analyst for Chipotle, poses for a photo at a Chipotle restaurant in Sea Girt, N.J., Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. While working full time for the chain, Malave completed two years of community college with annual stipends of $5,250 from Chipotle. After that, she enrolled in the company’s free online college program, through which sh...
Small business group files suit over Biden student loan plan
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Small business group files suit over Biden student loan plan

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt forgiveness in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Aug. 24, 2022, in Washington. A small business advocacy group has filed a new lawsuit seeking to block the Biden administration’s efforts to forgive student loan debt for tens of millions of Americans. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) By JILL COLVINAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A small-business advocacy group has filed a new lawsuit seeking to block the Biden administration's efforts to forgive student loan debt for tens of millions of Americans — the latest legal challenge to the program. The suit, filed Monday by the Job Creators Network Foundation, argues the Biden administration violated federal procedures by failing to seek public input on the program. It's one o...
FBI: Beware of SIM swapping
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FBI: Beware of SIM swapping

Brooke Brennan and Kevin SmithFBI Phoenix(623) 466-1999 ARIZONA—The FBI Phoenix Field Office wants to educate the public about the dangers of Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) swapping by criminals to steal money from virtual currency accounts. How the scam works—Criminals first identify a victim who is likely to own large amounts of digital currency and obtain their phone number and mobile carrier. They then socially engineer a customer service representative to port the victim’s phone number to a SIM card and phone in their control. Once they obtain control, they will change the passwords to all accounts (email, cloud storage, and social media accounts) by using the password reset option. Criminals can defeat any SMS-based or mobile two-factor authentication on any user accounts...
FAFSA season starts: What you need to know for financial aid
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FAFSA season starts: What you need to know for financial aid

FILE - Graduates walk at a Harvard Commencement ceremony held for the classes of 2020 and 2021, Sunday, May 29, 2022, in Cambridge, Mass. The Department of Education says borrowers who hold eligible federal student loans and have made voluntary payments since March 13, 2020, can get a refund. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) By ADRIANA MORGAAssociated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The Free Application for Federal Student Aid filing season starts Oct. 1 for the 2023-2024 school year. If you plan to attend college next year, experts say you might want to fill out the FAFSA application as close to the opening date as possible. Many institutions award financial aid on a first-come, first-serve basis. Karen McCarthy, vice president of public policy and federal relations from the Nationa...