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.

Suit hits Pentagon over huge 2011 data breach

Frustrated lawmakers and privacy specialists are criticizing the Pentagon for relying on outdated computer storage technologies to house and transport personal information.

Frontline? Blames Bankers, Lawmakers for Crisis: Review

Early in Money, Power and Wall Street ,? a two-night, four-hour investigation by Frontline into the 2008 financial crisis, former JPMorgan Chase & Co. s investment bank Co-Chief Executive Officer Bill Winters recalls a 1994 staff retreat in Boca Raton, Florida.

NewsWatch: House approves congressional insider trading bill

The House of Representatives passes overwhelmingly by a vote of 417 to 2 legislation to curtail insider trading of securities by lawmakers and officials in the executive branch, including a provision inspired by an alleged trade made by the husband of …

Across U.S., interest up in N. Dakota state bank

Lawmakers in other states are modeling proposals on the state-owned Bank of North Dakota as activists protest bailouts for JPMorgan Chase and other financial giants while their customers struggle with foreclosures and unemployment.

Change to a Pa. welfare program called ‘urgent’

HARRISBURG – Lawmakers are awaiting release of an audit that they hope will explain how the state Department of Public Welfare approved payments for chandeliers, a home bowling alley, and other seemingly extravagant items with funds meant to provide he…

U.S. debt downgrade could mean rate hikes for all

NEW YORK Lawmakers weren’t able to prevent the country from losing its coveted AAA debt rating. (8 mins ago)

Robert Powell’s Your Portfolio: No debt-limit deal? Your investments plummet

It’s no joke. The sky over the investment world and everything under it, including bonds, stocks, money markets, commodities, you name it, will fall unless lawmakers raise the $14.3 trillion Federal debt ceiling by Aug. 2. (4 hours ago)

Which bills are alive, which are not?

Dozens of bills died in the Iowa Legislature’s second funnel of the session, a deadline lawmakers impose to winnow their workload and kill legislation that doesn’t have enough support. (1 day ago)

What are your Iowa legislators up to? Here’s a mega list of bills

Dozens of bills died in this week’s so called funnel, a deadline lawmakers impose to winnow their workload and kill legislation that doesn’t have enough support. (4 hours ago)