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Fewer parents helping to pay for college

By Blake Ellis NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Though parents still agree that a college degree is extremely important, fewer are planning to shell out their own money to help their kids attain one.

Facebook releases first diversity report

By Charles Riley HONG KONG (CNNMoney) -- Like many of its Silicon Valley peers, Facebook's workforce and management team is overwhelmingly white and male, according to the social media giant's first diversity report.

Is a college degree still worth it?

 By Annalyn Kurtz

Can this bank lift 80,000 out of poverty?

By Sara Ashley O'Brien NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- $1,500 can go a long way for aspiring entrepreneurs. And it's about to be easier for women to get this cash.

The price and passion behind designer sunglasses

By Jillian Eugenios NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Would you pay $150 for a pair of sunglasses?

Therapy dog makes dental visits less "ruff" for Seattle patients

 Monica Johnson is so terrified of going to the dentist, she went 15 years without an appointment. "It's not gonna happen," she says. "I feel like a chicken. I wish I could explain it."

Feds, TN officials indict 22 in multi-state heroin distribution ring

Nashville, TN (WSMV) -- Federal and local officials have busted a national heroin distribution ring after a one-year investigation, officials announced Friday at a press conference.

Obama dubs himself 'The Bear' as poll numbers drop

His poll numbers are in the basement. Chaos is erupting in the Middle East. And as President Obama's second term wanes on, his critics are already dubbing him a "lame duck".

Groups debate benefits of Colorado’s legal pot industry after 6 month anniversary

Denver, CO (KDVR) -- It's been nearly six full months since Colorado opened the door to recreational marijuana, and its impact depends upon who you ask.

Mississippi tea party leader dies in apparent suicide

A tea party leader tied to alleged political dirty tricks that rattled Republicans in Mississippi and beyond is dead -- shot once in the head in an apparent suicide, according to police.

AL man rear ends SUV, runs over grandmother in front of her family

A Douglasville, Georgia family is in shock after a motorist turned a vehicle into a weapon and ran over a grandmother right in front of them.

U.S. catches World Cup fever

As Team USA moves on to the round of 16 in the World Cup, there is evidence the country's new found love affair with soccer may be more than just a one time fling. A growing fan base is embracing the sport like never before.

Iraqi army counter-attacks ISIS militants

As Iraqi government forces work to secure Baghdad, they claim they're counter-attacking ISIS militants as well. Experts credit Iraqi generals, not Iraq's President Nouri al Malaki for the action.

Study finds sitting 3 hours a day could increase risk of early death

(NBC News) Sometimes all we want to do after a long day parked at a desk at work is veg out on the couch and binge on some mindless television, but spending too much time in front of the TV may cut our lives short.

Fireworks: How to play it safe this July 4th

(NBC News) Many Americans are stocking up on fireworks and sparklers in preparation for a 4th of July celebration, but new government statistics show a recent rise in fireworks-related injuries.