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  • Trump administration hands payday lenders a major victory. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed significantly weakening Obama-era rules governing payday lenders, boosting the fortunes of an industry accused of keeping low-income borrowers trapped in a cycle of debt. Under the existing rule, which
  • Should you refinance your federal student loans?. Student loan refinancing makes sense for private student loans, since they can have higher interest rates and do not qualify for federal repayment plans or student loan forgiveness. But what about federal student loans? Here
  • Trabajadores en empleos alternativos. Reporte describe las características y cifras de este tipo de acuerdos laborales No todos los trabajos son iguales. Cuando se anuncian los nuevos índices de empleo y desempleo...
  • CDC says parents overdoing it on children's toothpaste. Many parents are squeezing potentially unhealthy amounts of toothpaste on their children’s brushes, health officials warned in a study released on Friday. The study, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
  • The unfinished business of the Equifax hack. Congress needs to address the failures of credit reporting.  Here’s what Congress can do: Place the burden of proof on companies in consumer disputes. If they can’t demonstrate that the

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