Concerns raised over excessive borrowing by part-time & distance learning students

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
SOURCE: ed.gov

Federal lawmakers and college financial aid administrators expressed growing concern that some part-time and distance learning students may be over-borrowing and spending their taxpayer-subsidized loans for purposes unrelated…

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Pros & Cons of Income-Based Repayment for Student Loans

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Income-based repayment has been offered since 2007 as an option to help struggling student loan borrowers avoid delinquency or default by lowering monthly payments to 10% to 15%…

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Senators criticize DOE for renewing Sallie Mae’s college loan servicing contract

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Democratic Senators criticized the Department of Education’s decision to renew Sallie Mae’s college loan servicing contract even though the company has been under investigation for breaking federal rules…

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IPCC: Greenhouse gas emissions continue to accelerate

Thursday, April 17, 2014
SOURCE: ipcc.ch via YouTube.com

A report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change this month found that greenhouse gas emissions have accelerated between 2000 and 2010, rising to an unprecedented level. 

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GM CEO Mary Barra non-committal on compensating victims of defective ignition switch

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
GM CEO Mary Barra. SOURCE: commerce.senate.gov

General Motors CEO Mary Barra declined to tell Congress whether the automaker will compensate victims of the defective ignition switch, which has been linked to at least 13…

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NHTSA accuses General Motors of concealing information linking airbag non-deployment to ignition switch defect

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
NHTSA's Acting Administrator David Friedman. SOURCE: commerce.senate.gov

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration accused General Motors of concealing critical information linking airbag non-deployment to the ignition switch defect that prompted a recall of more than…

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McCaskill questions whether secret settlements obscured extent of GM’s ignition switch problems

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri). SOURCE: commerce.senate.gov

Although General Motors had known about problems with its ignition switches suddenly turning off as early as 2003, it took the company more than a decade – and…

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Timeline of General Motors ignition switch recall

Monday, April 14, 2014

February 2002:  GM approved the production of the (now-recalled) ignition switch even though a dozen performance tests conducted by Delphi Automotive, the parts manufacturer, showed that “the switch…

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Spotlight: General Motors ignition switch recall

Monday, April 14, 2014
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Articles: GM CEO Mary Barra non-committal on compensating victims of defective ignition switch NHTSA accuses General Motors of concealing information linking airbag non-deployment to ignition switch defect McCaskill…

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Transcript: Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s Q&A with NHTSA & DOT officials on GM’s ignition switch recall

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Partial transcript of Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s (D-Minnesota) Q&A with NHSTA Acting Administrator David Friedman and Department of Transportation Inspector General Calvin Scovel on “Examining the GM Recall and…

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