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Biden seeks extra $400 a year in Pell grants for college and to expand aid to Dreamers

Finance
Alex Wong | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesPresident Joe Biden asked Congress for a $ 400 annual increase in maximum Pell grants for college students as part of a budget proposal issued Friday.The president also called to broaden eligibility to undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers.Pell grants are available to undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need. Unlike loans, they generally don't have to be repaid.More from Personal Finance:New college grad job outlook looks promising for Class of 2021Biden tax plan may lead to more Roth retirement accountsMore colleges move to make vaccines mandatory for studentsIf adopted by Congress, Biden's budget would yield the largest one-time annual increase to the federal grants since 2009, according to the proposal, signed by Shal...
Government offers firms new grants to survive lockdown

Government offers firms new grants to survive lockdown

Business
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NCAA grants blanket eligibility waiver for all Division I transfers

NCAA grants blanket eligibility waiver for all Division I transfers

Sports
Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to grant a blanket waiver allowing all transfers to play immediately this season. The eligibility waiver covers all Division I sports, with the most immediate impact coming in college basketball. A number of notable players will now be able to compete as soon as Wednesday night. Advertisement "We are thrilled at the passing of the blanket waiver, as we believe it is in line with D1 SAAC, ensuring that all of our student-athletes have the best opportunity to thrive both academically and athletically," Caroline Lee, vice chair of the Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, said in a statement. "In a time of great uncertainty amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we feel it is in our best interest to grant immediate eligibility for ...
A bit of gold grants crystals new electric properties

A bit of gold grants crystals new electric properties

Science
Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Crystals can acquire a variety of novel electric qualities when enhanced with just a bit of gold -- or any other noble metal -- according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. Crystals are not defined by their chemical contents, but by the ordered, symmetrical structure of their molecules -- material scientists like patterned structures, but symmetry, not so much, they say. Advertisement "In physics, those materials are rather boring," Marin Alexe, a physicist at the University of Warwick in Britain, said in a news release. "From the point-of-view of functionality, symmetry is not the greatest thing you want to have. You want to break the symmetry in such a way that you would get new effects." Alexe and his colleagues at Warwick used gold and platinum to b...
Businesses and unions welcome grants to cover 80% of workers’ pay

Businesses and unions welcome grants to cover 80% of workers’ pay

Business
Union and business leaders have largely welcomed news that the government will pick up "most of" the wages of workers as the coronavirus pandemic continues to shred the UK economy.Chancellor Rishi Sunak said on Friday that government grants would cover 80% of staff salaries for those who are kept on by their employer but are unable to work. The new coronavirus job retention scheme will cover wages up to £2,500 a month. Mr Sunak said he would do "whatever it takes" and called his plans "an unprecedented economic intervention to support the jobs and incomes of the British people".TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said the announcement was "a breakthrough", adding: "Employers across the economy can now be confident that they will be able to pay their wage bills. ...