“Things used to be linear. You went to a good school and you got a good job, and that was the societally acceptable thing to do,” said Ms. Stern, Ryan’s mother, who was a straight-A student and is a graduate of Duke University.
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The logic for why "students" (or not) chose the easy way out? "The only way I feel I can survive financially is by going back to school and putting myself in more student debt," says Mr. Selent, who has since added $8,000 in student debt from living expenses. Returning to school also gave Mr. Selent a reprieve on the $400 a month he owed from previous student debt because the federal government doesn't require payments while borrowers are in school.
And then there was the curious case of Libya which threatened on Saturday to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tried to ship oil from a rebel-controlled port, in a major escalation of a standoff over the country's petroleum wealth. Because obviously the Mediterranean is far too boring with Greece and Italy now fixed.
Yet there's another California, set back from the left coast, in the abundantly fertile Central Valley, which produces half of America's fruits and vegetables; more than 98% of its almonds, pistachios and walnuts; a third of U.S. dairy exports—and Trader Joe's Two Buck Chuck wine.
In the world of technology stocks, it is February 2000 – at least as measured by the Nasdaq Composite, the index preferred by tech investors. A week ago it hit a level topped only during the final month of dotcom insanity before that bubble burst in March 2000.
"Emerging markets used to be a core driver of the PC market, as rising penetration among large populations boosted overall growth," said Loren Loverde, Vice President, Worldwide PC Trackers. "At the moment, however, we're seeing emerging regions more affected by a weak economic environment as well as significant shifts in technology buying priorities."