Focus on Student-Loan Interest Rates Ignores Larger Issue of Rising College Costs


Focus on Student-Loan Interest Rates Ignores Larger Issue of Rising College Costs

While Congress is focused on reining in interest rates on federal student loans, some policy experts say lawmakers should tackle the broader question of ever-increasing tuition rates.

Congress Set for Payroll-Tax Battle as Republicans Balk

Congress is preparing for a final fight over fiscal policy this year, with the fate of a payroll tax cut for 160 million U.S. workers on the line, after House Republicans balked at a deal worked out in the Senate.

Is Your Credit History Costing You a Job?

Should your prospective boss have the right to peek at your credit history? It’s possible you’ll have to share your personal and financial information to get the job. A move is now underway, though, to halt the process, and it’s resonating in the halls…

Federal shutdown could affect hundreds at NAS Fallon

More than 400 military and civilian personnel assigned to Naval Air Station Fallon may be furloughed after midnight Friday if Congress cannot agree on a funding plan to keep federal services intact. (22 mins ago)

Obama prepares $3.73T budget

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.73 trillion budget Monday that holds out the prospect of eventually bringing deficits under control through spending cuts and tax increases. (21 hours ago)

President sends Congress $3.73 trillion budget

President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.73 trillion budget Monday that holds out the prospect of eventually bringing deficits under control through spending cuts and tax increases. (4 hours ago)

Three Ways Extending The Bush Tax Cuts Will Affect Business

The major national news networks have spent the last few weeks covering the big tax debate taking place in Congress. Democrats and Republicans have been going back and forth over whether or not the Bush tax cuts should be extended to all Americans. (5 hours ago)

Paychecks Could Suffer If Tax Vote Slips

The IRS needs time to prepare tax tables so employers are being told to increase withholding whether or not Congress lets tax rates rise (46 mins ago)

Video: Personal Finance Minute: Jobless Benefits

About 1.2 million people will lose access to their unemployment benefits by the end of June unless Congress acts soon. MarketWatch’s Andrea Coombes goes over the options that exist for folks after their benefits run out. (5 hours ago)

Congress clears historic health care bill

WASHINGTON Summoned to success by President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled Congress approved historic legislation Sunday night extending health care to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and cracking down on insurance company abuses, a climactic chapter in the century-long quest for near universal coverage. (2 hours ago)