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Are ETFs becoming the new mutual funds?

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An investment sea change has been occurring in the past few years: Mutual fund investors have been shifting some or all of their assets to passively managed vehiclesFor many, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have become the vehicle of choice.

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Hispanic, women farmers can file discrimination claims

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the USDA in past decades that they have until March 25 to file claims.
The process offers a voluntary alternative to litigation for each Hispanic or female farmer and rancher who can prove that USDA denied their applications for loan or loan servicing assistance for discriminatory reasons for certain time periods between 1981 and 2000.

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Brad Laird: Excellent hire for Bearcats

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When I first got word that Brad Laird was going to be the next head coach of the Ruston High School football program, I did a double take and mumbled, “What?”
Like a lot of other folks in this neck of the woods, it caught me totally off guard, probably for several reasons.

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Frazier shot halts Idaho

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Whitney Frazier wasn’t about to let Louisiana Tech University lose another heartbreaker at home.
With only 0.2 seconds left in the game, the sophomore forward banked in a 3-point field goal to lift the Lady Techsters (12-13, 8-6) to a 64-62 Western Athletic Conference victory over Idaho (12-14, 9-6) before an estimated 2,700 fans at the Thomas Assembly Center Saturday night.

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’Dogs make it 15 straight wins

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Tech boosts mark to 23-3 by tripping Idaho

MOSCOW, Idaho — Louisiana Tech University’s Bulldogs made it 15 consecutive victories Saturday night with a 67-61 victory over the University of Idaho.
The win gave Tech a sweep of a two-game Western Athletic Conference road trip to the West this week, as the Bulldogs were a 64-58 winner at Seattle University Thursday night.
Tech improved to an overall record of 23-3 and is now 14-0 in the WAC to remain in first place.

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Tech softballers gain victories; Bulldogs, Tigers fall in baseball

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Louisiana Tech University fell just short of a victory for the second straight game, as the University of Texas-Arlington won the second game of the series 4-3 Saturday at Clay Gould Ballpark in Arlington.
The Bulldogs were held scoreless and recorded just two hits in the first seven innings of play, while the Mavericks scored a run in both the fourth and fifth innings and two in the seventh to take a 4-0 lead going into the eighth.

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