Economy Jun 11

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Saddled with Student Debt? Where To Find Help

By Elizabeth Shell Here's a running debt clock tracking total student loans in America (the mechanics of which are at finaid.org, one of the sites run by financial aid expert Mark Kantrowitz.). If you're like one of the…

Economy Jun 11

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Saddled with Student Debt? Where To Find Help

Here's a running debt clock tracking total student loans in America (the mechanics of which are at finaid.org, one of the sites run by financial aid expert Mark Kantrowitz.). If you're like one of the debt-saddled folks we've profiled,…

Economy May 18

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The Two Faces of Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Dominique Strauss-Kahn was as urbane and well-mannered an interviewee as ever you'll meet. Sensible and clear, as in a NewsHour interview during the heat of the Crash of '08. Candid, as in another interview, one I did with…

Economy Mar 10

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ProPublica’s Mortgage Mod Squad: HAMP’S a Flop

As you've probably heard by now either on our program or elsewhere, the administration's Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP for short) has been a disappointment -- to put it generously. The program, announced back in February 2009, aimed to…

Name: Merritt Dunn Question: Since the Treasury Department bailed out AIG and AIG had underwritten a large number of credit default swaps (that I understand pay up if a certain percentage of mortgages in a portfolio go into foreclosure), then…

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