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Colleges’ bank deals saddle students with big fees

WASHINGTON — A public interest group says as many as 900 colleges are pushing students into using payment cards that carry hefty costs, sometimes even to access students’ financial aid money. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group Higher Education Fund ...

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Federal government to propse new mortgage lending rules

WASHINGTON — The federal government plans to propose new rules on Tuesday that will give homeowners more ways to avoid foreclosure and get an accurate accounting of their monthly mortgage payments. Congress mandated changes in the rules covering the mortgage ...

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Stirring up a fight, Obama names consumer watchdog

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — Defying Republican lawmakers, President Barack Obama on Wednesday barreled by the Senate and installed a national consumer watchdog on his own, provoking GOP threats of a constitutional showdown in the courts. Setting a fierce tone in ...

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