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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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Republicans Near Deal On Tax Cut Bill

Republicans Near Deal On Tax Cut Bill

Most of the details remain a secret. Read more ...

Former McConnell aide after shock GOP loss in Alabama: 'This is what the...

Former McConnell aide after shock GOP loss in Alabama: 'This is what the death of a party looks like'

Josh Holmes, former chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, said anyone out of the phone book could've won the Senate race in Alabama as a Republican... Read more ...

Minnesota To Replace Al Franken With Lt. Gov. Tina Smith: Reports

Minnesota To Replace Al Franken With Lt. Gov. Tina Smith: Reports

The state would be represented by two female senators. Read more ...

Kentucky lawmaker kills himself amid sexual misconduct investigation

Kentucky lawmaker kills himself amid sexual misconduct investigation

Kentucky state Rep. Dan Johnson has committed suicide amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Johnson is alleged to have sexually violated a 17-year-old girl during his... Read more ...

Roy Moore refuses to concede day after losing to Democratic rival in Alabama...

Roy Moore refuses to concede day after losing to Democratic rival in Alabama Senate race

Roy Moore the Republican Alabama candidate who lost a Senate special election to a Democrat on Tuesday has not yet conceded. Moore issued a video statement on Wednesday night... Read more ...

Americans are about to lose a tax deduction worth over $500 billion every...

Americans are about to lose a tax deduction worth over $500 billion every year - here's what to do now before Trump's tax plan goes into effect

President Donald Trump's tax plan could go into effect as early as January 1, 2018, if Republicans manage to pass their final tax reform bill. Ahead of the looming changes... Read more ...

Meet Doug Jones, who put Ku Klux Klan members in prison and just became the...

Meet Doug Jones, who put Ku Klux Klan members in prison and just became the first Democratic senator from Alabama this century

Attorney Doug Jones became the newest US senator after he defeated Republican candidate Roy Moore in an upset election win on Tuesday night, topping off an impressive career in... Read more ...

Chuck Schumer is demanding the tax bill be put on hold until Alabama's new...

Chuck Schumer is demanding the tax bill be put on hold until Alabama's new Democrat is seated in the Senate

Democrats want to pause the tax reform process until Alabama's Senator-elect Doug Jones is seated. Top Republicans do not seem likely to alter the schedule as the year comes to... Read more ...

Joe Biden comforts Meghan McCain about her father's cancer in an emotional...

Joe Biden comforts Meghan McCain about her father's cancer in an emotional moment on 'The View'

Joe Biden and Meghan McCain shared an emotion moment over her father and Biden's son Beau. Both Beau Biden, who died in 2015, and John McCain were diagnosed with the same type... Read more ...

HEADLINES AND TV CLIPS: Virginia Families Worried about Losing CHIP Coverage

HEADLINES AND TV CLIPS: Virginia Families Worried about Losing CHIP Coverage

In case you missed it, headlines and TV coverage across the Commonwealth are capturing the anxiety being felt by Virginia families after letters went out to 1,114 pregnant... Read more ...