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  • U.S. consumer watchdog finds 'illegal' acts in mortgage, student loans

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Companies that service U.S. student loans and mortgages tricked customers into paying higher fees or engaged in other acts that violate U.S. consumer laws, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said in a report released on Tuesday.
  • Excuse-free guide to student loan repayment

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The six-month grace period for many student loans is about to expire for new college graduates. If the past is any guide, many people will miss their first payment and some will end up defaulting on their loans - even though there'...

    Federal rules are deterring banks from approving more home loans

    By most measures, the housing market should be roaring. Prices are leveling off. Borrowing is cheap. Even the job market is recovering. And yet home sales are on pace to fall this year for the first time since 2010. The torturous experience of home...

    Rekha Basu: Elizabeth Warren is right: America's middle class needs a boost

    Her father was a janitor in Oklahoma City and her mother stayed home and cared for the four kids. Whenthe youngest and the only girl, came along unplanned in 1949, some belt tightening was needed. It would be needed again, when her father had a heart...

    Obama signs order to tighten security for federal credit cards

    Obama signs order to tighten security for federal credit cards
    U.S. President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Friday to beef up security measures for federal credit cards, and urged banks and retailers to follow suit in an effort to combat the growing threat of identity fraud. The order, which Obama signed...