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December 19, 2016 View email in browser

Life after debt: Could company cash help college grads pay back loans?

The average student graduates with $28,950 in student loan debts. Staples, Chegg and other companies are offering student loan repayment help as a work perk this year.

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What to do as the Dow zeros in on 20,000

Can you feel the excitement? The Dow Jones industrial average is in record territory, heading toward a remarkable milestone: 20,000.

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Should we be wary of a looming plutocracy?

The net worth of Donald Trump’s Cabinet appointments so far reportedly exceeds $14.5 billion (if you include deputy commerce secretary pick, Todd Ricketts).

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Don’t let your holiday card be a glorified selfie

Instead of sending a Walgreens-generated, grumpy teenager-filled, photo-edited holiday card, why not mail a simple, handwritten note to those you care for but haven’t spent enough time with in the past year?

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Ivanka Trump could be the most powerful first lady ever

Ivanka Trump will serve as an adviser, advocate and hostess all at once, which could revolutionize the role of the first lady.

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What happened to the Democratic Party?

Has anyone seen or heard from the Democratic Party lately? Has the party become irrelevant, passe?

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Scott Stantis cartoons

Check out the latest cartoons by Tribune editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis.

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