Weekly Round Up – February 21, 2014

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1. Student debt may hurt housing recovery by hampering first-time buyers: 

The growing student loan burden carried by millions of Americans threatens to undermine the housing recovery’s momentum by discouraging, or even blocking, a generation of potential buyers from purchasing their first homes. [Read more…]

Weekly Round Up – February 14, 2014

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1. House passes debt-ceiling increase with no add-ons: 

House Republicans backed away from a battle over the government’s debt cap on Tuesday and permitted President Barack Obama’s Democratic allies to drive quick passage of a measure to increase the government’s borrowing cap without any concessions from the White House. [Read more…]

Weekly Round Up – February 7, 2014

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1. Poll: 44 percent of Americans oppose raising debt ceiling 

Americans overwhelmingly do not think Congress should raise the nation’s debt limit as President Barack Obama and Congress prepare once again to wage battle over the issue, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. [Read more…]

Weekly Round Up – January 31, 2014

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1. The Three Reasons Why The Debt Ceiling Could Become A Nightmare Again: 

Congress will need to either hike or suspend the nation’s debt ceiling in February, and so far, senators on both sides of the aisle are predicting this fight will be much less climactic than previous squabbles in 2013 and 2011. [Read more…]

Weekly Round Up – December 27, 2013

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1. Democrats Miss Again on Student Debt Fix: 

Currently, institutions are kicked out of the federal loan program if their two-year default rates are 25 percent or higher for three years or exceed 40 percent in any single year. The most recent national two-year cohort default rate across all sectors of higher education was 10.0 – the highest since 1995. The department is transitioning to a three-year default rate for the upcoming year. [Read more…]

Weekly Round Up – December 20, 2013

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1. College Student Debt Soars; College Presidents’ Pay Skyrockets: 

Presidents of U.S. colleges and universities fundraise with donors, preside over graduation ceremonies and provide unversities with long-range strategic vision. They are also paid handsomely for their work. Forty-two private college presidents earned more than $1 million in 2011, according to a new analysis by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The median total compensation for a college president in 2011 was $410,523, up 3.2% from 2010. Of the 550 presidents’ salaries that were included in the analysis, 180 took home more than $500,000 in 2011 compared to 50 in 2004. Open this article [Read more…]