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Viral Student Loan Nightmare Is Not What It Seems, Authorities Say

Paul Aker of Houston said armed deputy marshals showed up at his door over an old student debt. By KATIE ROGERS February 16, 2016 In a country where 40 million people owe upward of $1.2 trillion on their student loans, it’s not … Continue reading

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Boots? Marco Rubio Wants to Talk Guns and Football

Senator Marco Rubio at a campaign event Monday in Coralville, Iowa. He has been talking tougher since opponents have tried to make fun of him. By JEREMY W. PETERS and MICHAEL BARBARO January 18, 2016 WAVERLY, Iowa — People might have gotten the wrong impression … Continue reading

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Is It O.K. to Go to Work While Sick and Sneezing?

December 30, 2015 The Ethicist By KWAME ANTHONY APPIAH I work for a company that doles out a paltry amount of sick days and paid time off. Because I was nearing the end of the year and had already put … Continue reading

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Free Tuition Is Not the Answer

Op-Ed Contributor By CATHARINE HILL November 30, 2015 THESE days, politicians on both the left and the right are very critical of higher education, especially the cost of attending college and the related debt that students and their families incur. But there … Continue reading

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Student Debt in America: Lend With a Smile, Collect With a Fist

Liz Kelley, left, and her sister and fellow teacher, Sheryl Silverberg, 45, at Ms. Kelley’s home in Ballwin, Mo. Ms. Kelley, a high school English teacher and mother of four, has accrued $410,000 in student loan debt. November 27, 2015 … Continue reading

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Government to Expand Program to Forgive Student Loan Debt

By STEPHANIE SAUL November 17, 2015 The Department of Education announced Tuesday that it would expand its program to forgive federal student loan debt to thousands more students who attended programs of Corinthian Colleges, once one of the nation’s largest for-profit education … Continue reading

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For-Profit College Operator EDMC Will Forgive Student Loans

The Education Management Corporation has 110 online and brick-and-mortar locations in 32 states, like the Art Institute of Philadelphia, and about 100,000 students. By STEPHANIE SAUL November 16, 2015 The for-profit college operator Education Management Corporation will forgive loans to about 80,000 … Continue reading

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Arne Duncan, Education Secretary, Sees Challenges for U.S. Colleges

Letter From Washington Arne Duncan, center, who will step down as education secretary, with his replacement, John B. King, left, and President Obama at The White House in October. By ALBERT R. HUNT | BLOOMBERG VIEW November 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — American higher education is the … Continue reading

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The Debt Burden of Law School Graduates

American Jurisprudence volumes at the North Carolina Central University School of Law. November 2, 2015 To the Editor: Re “The Law School Debt Crisis” (editorial, Oct. 25): The New York Times fails to make its case on law school debt. … Continue reading

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Bill Ackman Makes New Herbalife Claims, Calls Student Loans A Bubble Worry

Billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman on Monday laid new siege against Herbalife Herbalife, alleging that top brass at the supplements seller are hiring their own defense counsel as regulators continue to scrutinize the company, which he calls a pyramid … Continue reading

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