Transcript: Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s floor speech opposing the House omnibus spending bill provision allowing future Wall Street bailouts

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Partial transcript of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Massachusetts) floor speech opposing the House omnibus spending bill, which includes a provision that would change the Dodd-Frank Act to allow taxpayer-insured…

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Audit uncovers $93.7 million fraud in Medi-Cal drug treatment program

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
WTF CA MediCal fraud 8.27.14

California was defrauded out of $93.7 million by substance abuse clinics between 2008 and 2013 due to lax vetting and oversight of the Drug Medi-Cal Treatment Program, according…

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Spotlight: Obstacles confronting women entrepreneurs

Monday, August 18, 2014
Barbara Corcoran

Articles: Corcoran: More female angel investors needed to support women entrepreneurs 26 years after passage of Women’s Business Ownership Act, women entrepreneurs still face tremendous obstacles to obtain…

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IRS gave $2.8 million in bonuses, time-off perks to 2,800 employees disciplined for misconduct

Monday, April 28, 2014
SOURCE: Treasury.gov

The Internal Revenue Service granted $2.8 million in cash bonuses and 27,000 hours of “time-off” awards to more than 2,800 employees who have been disciplined for misconduct, including…

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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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Spotlight: Federal Student Loans

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
SOURCE: StudentLoans.gov via Facebook

Articles: WhatTheFolly.com: DOE official confirms student loan interest rates could be lower WhatTheFolly.com: Concerns raised over excessive borrowing by part-time & distance learning students WhatTheFolly.com: Pros & Cons of Income-Based Repayment…

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New America Foundation report warns of ballooning graduate student loan debts

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
SOURCE: New America Foundation

A New America Foundation report released today found that graduate and professional degrees account for 40% of the $1 trillion in outstanding student loans, suggesting that expensive post-college…

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Transcript: Credit Suisse Executive Robert Shafir’s testimony on offshore tax evasion

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Partial transcript of testimony of Robert Shafir, Co-Head, Private Banking and Wealth Management, Chief Executive Officer – Region Americas, Credit Suisse Group AG, on “Offshore Tax Evasion: The…

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Transcript: Q&A w/ Rep. Chris Van Hollen on the CBO’s 2014 budget & economic outlook

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Partial transcript of Q&A with Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland) on the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) 2014 federal budget and economic outlook. The House Budget Committee hearing was…

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Spotlight: CBO 2014-2024 budget and economic outlook

Thursday, February 6, 2014
WTF CBO economic outlook 2014

Articles: CBO projects interest rates on debt to triple by 2024 CBO projects lower labor participation due to Obamacare subsidies

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