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 13, 2013

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1. A Snapshot of How Much Debt 12 Boston-Area Colleges are Saddling Students With: 

Student loan debt is, unsurprisingly, on the rise again. After all, the financial burden has been weighing graduates down by an increased six percent year over year — a hike that’s led to the eventual $29,400 the Class of 2012 is, on average, saddled with. [Read more…]

Weekly Round Up – October 11, 2013

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1. Here’s The Truth About Debt Ceiling Trutherism:

One of the more concerning developments in the debt-ceiling fight is the growing contingent of Republicans who just aren’t that worried about raising the debt ceiling in a timely fashion. [Read more…]

Weekly Round Up – October 4, 2013

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 1. Gold price moves north on US debt ceiling drama: 

Gold hit a nine-day high and may achieve its first positive quarter in a year as the US debt ceiling showdown pushes investors towards safe havens. Though few analysts expect to see the sort of golden rise that accompanied the 2011 debt ceiling drama, gold jumped to $1,354 on Sunday – the highest since September 20 – before settling in at just over $1,340. There are at present two deadlines looming: October 1 and October 17. Open this article [Read more…]

Weekly Round Up – September 27, 2013

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 1. With No Talks on Debt Ceiling, Risks Mount: 

As the nation approached its legal borrowing limit more than two years ago, President Barack Obama entered long and messy negotiations with Republicans in Congress. Amid the debate, his job-approval ratings fell to record lows. Now, Mr. Obama is trying a new strategy, refusing to negotiate over terms for raising the debt ceiling and arguing it is up to Congress to give government the authority to pay its bills. But the president’s new stance carries risks to his political standing, as well. Open this article [Read more…]

Weekly Round Up – September 20, 2013

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 1. Obama economic adviser’s refrain: No debt ceiling negotiations

President Barack Obama and his closest advisers are making it clear: They will not negotiate on the  looming debt ceiling.

In an interview on Sunday with ABC, Obama said he “will not negotiate…on the debt ceiling” because making a debate over the credit of the United States the norm would alter “the constitutional structure of this government entirely.” Open this article [Read more…]