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21 states to DeVos: Stop blocking our efforts to crack down on student-loan companies

In a letter, nearly two dozen attorneys general argue a policy quietly implemented by the Department of Education is ‘harming student-loan borrowers nationwide’

Study: Cities with ride-shares like Uber and Lyft also see rise in fatal accidents

New research, challenged by Uber, Lyft, suggests there may be hidden costs behind ride shares.

It costs a small fortune for colleges to get to the Final Four

Getting to the top of college sports often takes financial, as well as athletic prowess.

About half of teens can’t pass this basic 8-question financial quiz. Could you?

Many teens don’t think they’ll be financially independent from their parents even by age 30, new survey finds.

How Apple convinced us that AirPods aren’t ridiculous (anymore)

The iPhone maker this week rolled out its second-generation wireless AirPods.

Ask these questions about your credit card — it could save you hundreds of dollars

Women in particular are failing to deal with expensive charges from their credit-card issuers.

Where the 2020 candidates stand on student debt and college affordability

Free college and student-loan refinancing will be up for debate during this election cycle.

Investors’ widely held beliefs about ETFs and index funds may be wrong

Low-cost funds may be fixing the wrong problem, new data suggest.

MacKenzie Bezos’s $36 billion in Amazon stock from divorce settlement makes her world’s fourth-richest woman

She is receiving 25% of stock jointly held with spouse Jeff Bezos, making her one of few female billionaires.

Stem the costly tide of subscription creep

Your debit or credit card statements are likely littered with subscriptions that are costing you dearly.

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Sanders joins other 2020 candidates in saying he backs study of reparations for slavery

Sen. Bernie Sanders said Friday if elected president he would sign a bill creating a commission to study the issue of reparations for slavery, joining many of his fellow White House hopefuls after being cautious about the issue.

It wasn’t the video games — millennial men are working at the highest rate since the recession

For years following the recession, employment rates for millennial men stagnated, but now things are turning around.

As mortgage rates hold near 14-month lows, what’s a yield curve anyway?

Rates for home loans held near recent lows but went in different directions, suggesting some bond market equilibrium is being reached.

Hedge-fund billionaire Ray Dalio says capitalism needs urgent reform

Capitalism is no longer working for most Americans, according to one hedge-fund billionaire.

Here’s one way to tell if a company is overpaying its CEO

U.S. companies that use non-standard numbers to calculate executive compensation are overpaying their top managers, according to a new research report.

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