Thursday, July 24, 2014

Upcoming Changes to Student Loan Terms

Upcoming Changes to Student Loan Terms

The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) has given a press release that wants to make it easier to understand this years’ changes to student loan terms. This includes increased interest rates and higher fees. TICAS has done a great job outlining the most important changes, as well as recommendations for reform… July 1 […]...

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Dangers Inherent In Fracking Jobs

Dangers Inherent In Fracking Jobs

Yesterday many of Southern Illinois’s elected officials, and representatives of the fossil fuel industry, held a one-hour press conference to complain about the fact that the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has still not completed the rule-making process in order for fracking to begin in Illinois. Fracking is a controversial process used to drill for oil & gas. Millions of gallons of water, ...

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AG Holder: “Thank you Fed and OCC”

AG Holder: “Thank you Fed and OCC”

AG Holder: “Thank you Fed and OCC”
By William K. Black The second omission in Attorney General Eric Holder’s press conference about the settlement with Citi was “Thank you Fed and OCC.” The Federal Reserve (Fed) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) are … Continue reading →
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

With Each New Ruling, the WTO Kills More of Our Sovereignty

With Each New Ruling, the WTO Kills More of Our Sovereignty

In a decision that should surprise no one, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled against the U.S. and in favor of China and India. The WTO rules against the United States in one out of every three cases it hears. One has to wonder why America remains in an organization with so much bias against...

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“What the Starbucks?!” Comment Card Day of Action!

“What the Starbucks?!” Comment Card Day of Action!

Can you even imagine what employees at Starbucks have to deal with in the day-to-day? Rude and demanding customers who will stop at nothing to get their caffeine fix, highly specific drink orders that are a nightmare to keep straight…and the list goes on and on. Starbucks employees go through it all – but above all […]
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You Can Go In The Poor Door

You Can Go In The Poor Door

Quote of the Day, July 23rd, 2014, excerpted from “New York City Approves ‘Poor Door’ for Luxury Apartment Building” by Lucy Wescott for Newsweek “New York City has approved a developer’s Dickensian plan to include a “poor door” in a luxury apartment complex in the Upper West Side. The prospect of a separate entrance for lower-income residents has been circulating for some time, but as the New York Post reported today, plans by company Extell Development to put a separate entrance for affordable housing tenants, who make 60 percent or less of median income, in the 33-story condo have been given the green light. The property will have 219 units, including 55 affordable units�...

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AFR in the News: Wall Street Backlash Will Shake up 2016 Election

AFR in the News: Wall Street Backlash Will Shake up 2016 Election

“Nearly four out of five voters surveyed (78%) said financial rules and enforcement need to be strengthened, and that Wall Street’s bad practices have not changed enough," writes David Weidner of the Wall Street Journal, citing a new poll conducted by Lake Research for Americans for Financial Reform and the Center for Responsible Lending. “And the furor overrides the political divide we’ve been hearing so much about. The poll found 84% of Dmocrats, 82% of Independents and 74% of Republicans say they are concerned about the influence...

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