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2019

October

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  • Zombie debts are hounding struggling Americans. Tens of thousands of people have received demands to repay alleged overpayments of government benefits – often decades old – plunging them into a Kafkaesque struggle against a faceless bureaucracy.
  • Congress: Pay off student loans this way. The College Affordability Act, new legislation which was introduced by House Democrats and would update the Higher Education Act of 1965, offers a simple promise: combat the rising cost of tuition and increase federal student aid
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  • How to stop the abuse of location data. First, apps on mobile devices should not be allowed to ask for location data unless they offer the user a clear service that depends on that data. Second, a new privacy law must require greater
  • United has a new tool to help you make tight connections. United Airline says its tool ConnectionSaver has saved 50,000 missed flights. The ConnectionSaver tool uses new technology that automatically flags flights that can be held for connections and sends text messages to travelers with directions to
  • How to make sure a used car is safe. Buying a used car is always a bit risky.  You don’t know how that vehicle was driven or maintained. It could be subject to an “open” recall — a safety
  • Chipotle offers free tutition to retain workers. Chipotle pledged to cover upfront the tuition costs for 75 types of business and technology degrees — including programs at the University of Arizona, Southern New Hampshire University and Wilmington University — for employees who have
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  • Why are people sleeping in stacked pods?. Space-maximizing pod housing makes up a tiny part of the city’s overall housing mix, but it quietly is popping up in neighborhoods all around Los Angeles (and other big cities) right now. In
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  • Common retiree scams. As baby boomers prepare for the biggest wealth transfer in history, the vultures are circling. This is no surprise, given that nearly half of Americans age 65 or older manage their finances on their own, according
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  • A judge calls Betsy DeVos to account. On Monday, federal judge Sallie Kim lost patience with what can only be described as the Education Department’s foot-dragging on carrying out an order to stop collecting on loans made to former students
 

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