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Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition launches campaign warning about risks of for-profit colleges

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Nakia Trezevant spent a year studying information technology at ITT Technical Institute in Owings Mills. She said she has nothing to show for it but $12,000 in debt. The for-profit educational firm, which had two campuses in Maryland, shut down in September 2016 after the U.S. Department of Education...
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As China Piles on Debt, Consumers Seek a Piece of the Action

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Mortgage and credit card balances are surging, helping Chinese households reach the middle class but adding to the country's borrowing binge.
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RBS is so worried about UK consumer debt that it is delaying launching a new low-interest credit card

RBS is so worried about UK consumer debt that it is delaying launching a new low-interest credit card

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LONDON - Royal Bank of Scotland has delayed the launch of a new low-interest rate credit card, citing worries about ballooning consumer debts in the UK.
RBS, which is almost 70% owned by the British taxpayer, was due to launch a new card with lower rates than its standard cards, but CEO Ross McEwan said the bank does not "think now is the right time" given the current UK consumer credit market, according to a piece in the Guardian.
"We just don't think now is the right time, with consumer debt having grown so much," McEwan said.
Consumer borrowing has grown by more than 10% a year over the...
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Ivanka Trump Urges Her Dad To End Family Separations But Stays Silent Publicly

Ivanka Trump Urges Her Dad To End Family Separations But Stays Silent Publicly

Meanwhile, more than 2,300 children have been separated from their parents at the border in the last month. Read more ...

Wednesday's Morning Email: Babies Being Placed In 'Tender Age Shelters' At...

Wednesday's Morning Email: Babies Being Placed In 'Tender Age Shelters' At Border

Devastating news from the U.S. - Mexico border. Read more ...

Walmart blasts Trump administration's 'disturbing' detainment of migrant...

Walmart blasts Trump administration's 'disturbing' detainment of migrant children in one of its former stores

Walmart on Tuesday attacked the Trump administration's detainment of migrant children in one of its former stores. "We had no idea our former store would be used for such a... Read more ...

Report: Trump Meeting With House GOP 'Didn't Move Needle'

Report: Trump Meeting With House GOP 'Didn't Move Needle'

President Trump met with House Republicans Tuesday amid mounting public outrage over the separation of children from their families at the border-but insiders say that while... Read more ...

Breaking: Theresa May faces off Brexit rebels in dramatic 'meaningful vote'...

Breaking: Theresa May faces off Brexit rebels in dramatic 'meaningful vote' Commons showdown

Theresa May avoids historic defeat as MPs against "meaningful vote" amendment. The amendment, tabled by Conservative rebel Dominic Grieve, would have given Parliament the... Read more ...

Ex-ICE Chief: Thousands Of Kids Could Be ‘Permanently' Separated From Their...

Ex-ICE Chief: Thousands Of Kids Could Be ‘Permanently' Separated From Their Parents

"Once you separate those families, you run a serious risk that they'll never see each other again,” John Sandweg said. Read more ...

Jeff Sessions could be kicked out of the Methodist church over border...

Jeff Sessions could be kicked out of the Methodist church over border separations of migrant families

Over 600 clergy and lay members of the United Methodist Church filed a formal complaint against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, accusing him of violating church law. In a... Read more ...

'When did we become the party of child abuse?': Geraldo Rivera rips Trump's...

'When did we become the party of child abuse?': Geraldo Rivera rips Trump's zero tolerance policy in Sean Hannity interview that went off the rails

In an interview with Sean Hannity on Tuesday night, Fox News commentator Geraldo Rivera ripped President Donald Trump's zero tolerance border policy, calling it "child... Read more ...

Fox News blasts Parkland survivor's campaign against Laura Ingraham as an...

Fox News blasts Parkland survivor's campaign against Laura Ingraham as an attempt 'to silence diverse viewpoints by agenda-driven intimidation efforts'

Fox News issued a statement slamming Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg after he called for advertisers to cut ties with host Laura Ingraham's show. "Fox News will never... Read more ...

The migrant children in tent cities could all have a suite at Trump's DC...

The migrant children in tent cities could all have a suite at Trump's DC hotel for less than US government is spending on detaining them

Migrant children have been detained in "tent cities," without their parents, as part of the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" border policy. Housing a child in these... Read more ...