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NVR Drives Order Growth Via More Stores

Here's the low-down on NVR's second quarter, ended June 30, financials, which beat the Street on earnings and order growth. A 9% community count bump fueled higher orders vs. June 13, although orders per neighborhood per month were off slightly. Analysts angst over NVR's valuation vs. its peer group, fretting its fundamentals may not support its far-outlier status. Still, the results show best of breed disciplines in its markets.

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Student Debt: Is College Worth the Burden?

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland research economists Daniel Carroll and Amy Higgins do some heavy-duty math to conclude that by going to college, one is likely to end up in a household that earns a considerable wage income premium throughout its working life but which also has a sizeable amount of college debt early on.

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