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DeVos Rolls Back Memorandum To Help Student Borrowers

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has rolled back an Obama administration memorandum requiring the Federal Student Aid office to do more to help borrowers manage their debt. The move comes at an inopportune time of soaring college tuition costs and rising levels of student borrower defaults.

Bloomberg Business

04/14/2017 — from NewsWire

Angry Borrowers Sue Education Department

Four borrowers have filed suit against the Education Department after they were initially approved for the department’s student debt repayment program but had the decision reversed years later. The Education Department maintains that initial approval letters do not qualify as a legally binding contract—which is little comfort for borrowers who for years counted on the financial assistance.

The New York Times

04/07/2017 — from NewsWire

Growing Polarization Driven by Age

New research shows that Americans are growing more politically polarized, with the biggest increases occurring among the 65+. While many blame the Internet for growing U.S. partisanship, this ignores the fact that its biggest users (Millennials) are a non-confrontational bunch.

National Bureau of Economic Research

03/24/2017 — from NewsWire

How to Fix U.S. Health Care

U.S. health spending is at an all-time high, a problem that an Obamacare replacement alone is unlikely to fix.
03/22/2017 — from Investor Insights

Columnist Pegs Xers as Political Powerhouses

Columnist Lavanya Ramanathan highlights how Generation X has gone from flannel-wearing slackers who listened to grunge to suit-wearing Republicans who wield political power. While not all Xers are staunch conservatives, she makes a point: Already well-represented in Congress, Xers are poised to take over the presidency for the foreseeable future once Trump’s term ends.

The Washington Post

03/03/2017 — from NewsWire

Banking on Fewer Regulations

Trump is targeting the Dodd-Frank Act—a move that may benefit small business, but certainly benefits big banks.
03/01/2017 — from Social Intelligence

Millennials Veto Traditional Politics

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, Millennials were widely panned for either abstaining from voting or casting their ballots for third-party candidates. According to The Economist...
02/20/2017 — from Did You Know?

ACA Repeal and Replace Delayed

In a recent interview with Bill O’Reilly, President Trump said that the process of finding an ACA replacement could stretch into 2018. The delayed timeline illustrates the difficulty of finding a plan that would maintain the parts of the ACA that do work while still appealing to working-class Trump supporters.

Bloomberg Business

02/10/2017 — from NewsWire

Wall Street Bullish on Trump?

Fully 114 of the 242 S&P 500 companies that held investor events in January referenced Donald Trump—with many executives preaching patience and optimism. Though companies and investors remain sold on the “Trump rally,” beware: Full-on “Trumponomics” still has significant hurdles in its way.

The Wall Street Journal

02/03/2017 — from NewsWire