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9:27 a.m. Oct. 14, 2019 - Associated Press
Congress, courts fight over radioactive material storage How to safely store radioactive materials has been a highly debated topicHow to safely store radioactive materials has been a highly debated topic.
3:30 a.m. Oct. 13, 2019 - Barrons.com
Retirement in Brief: The Latest News and Research The Social Security Administration is advised to step up its oversight of organizational payees; a survey by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies finds that many workers would like phased-retirement options; and another survey found that many working seniors don’t wish they were retired.
6:18 a.m. Oct. 8, 2019 - By Victor Reklaitis
Meet the committee on Capitol Hill that’s trying to make Congress great again Stopping staff brain drain, increasing civility and improving the budget process all figure into the modernization panel’s effortThis year Congress set up a panel that’s focusing on how to knock the institution itself back into shape.
5:18 a.m. Oct. 7, 2019 - By Paul Brandus
The real reason for Trump’s meltdowns Lack of white-collar enforcement behind president’s worldviewTrump still has not learned — much less respected — the essential fact that he has been, for three years now, a public servant. A lack of accountability may be why.
4:28 a.m. Oct. 5, 2019 - By Paul Brandus
The biggest bull market ever — yet disaster looms for millions of retirees The coming ‘tsunami of poverty’ for retirees — and what to do about it The coming ‘tsunami of poverty’ for retirees — and what to do about it
2:17 a.m. Oct. 1, 2019 - Associated Press
Fierce clashes hit Hong Kong on China’s National DayFierce clashes between pro-democracy protesters and police broke out in multiple parts of Hong Kong on Tuesday in the most widespread violence challenging Chinese rule as its Communist Party celebrated its 70th year in power.
12:42 p.m. Sept. 29, 2019 - Associated Press
More violent clashes in Hong Kong ahead of China’s National Day Protesters face off against riot police as more violent confrontations fearedProtesters and police clashed in Hong Kong for a second straight day on Sunday, throwing the semiautonomous Chinese territory’s business and shopping belt into chaos and sparking fears of more ugly scenes leading up to China’s National Day holiday this week.
12:27 p.m. Sept. 24, 2019 - By Ben Pryor
Strict voter ID laws don’t appear to disproportionately suppress minority voters Caveat: The research is still in its infancy.Here’s what the latest studies into voting and ID laws find.
5:47 a.m. Sept. 22, 2019 - By Andrew Keshner
Education Department explains why only 1% of people who applied for public-loan forgiveness were accepted The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program is designed to wipe away student-loan debt for people who work in public-service jobs The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program is designed to wipe away student-loan debt for people who work in public-service jobs.
5:27 a.m. Sept. 22, 2019 - By Andrew Keshner
Too many colleges aren’t telling student parents this valuable piece of information, agency says More than 20% of the U.S.’s college students are parentsMore than 20% of the U.S.’s college students are parents.
6:21 a.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - By Meera Jagannathan
Children in stricter middle schools are less likely to go to college — and more likely to get arrested Researchers from Harvard University’s Kennedy School and the University of Colorado analyzed data on suspension ratesResearchers from Harvard University’s Kennedy School and the University of Colorado analyzed data on suspension rates.
5:59 a.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Alice Holbrook
How much harm can this company’s mix-ups do to your finances? Are you paying for someone else’s mistakes?When LexisNexis confuses different people, it can create a nightmare for consumers.
12:21 p.m. Sept. 15, 2019 - Associated Press
Violence flares as Hong Kong protesters march despite police ban Many stores in central business district shut, traffic snarledPolice fired chemical-laced blue water and tear gas at protesters who lobbed Molotov cocktails outside the Hong Kong government office complex Sunday, as violence flared anew after thousands of pro-democracy supporters marched through downtown in defiance of a police ban.
2:19 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Brett Arends
Before you buy Apple’s iPhone 11, here’s the true cost over your lifetime (you may want to sit down for this) That’s how much you would make if you invested the money you spent on your smartphone from the age of 18 to 78That’s how much you would make if you invested the money you spent on your smartphone from the age of 18 to 78.
6:43 p.m. Aug. 13, 2019 - Associated Press
Guards assigned to watch Jeffrey Epstein never made their checks, falsified logs Warden removed, guards suspended amid investigation into apparent suicide of disgraced financierHighly connected financier died of apparent suicide at Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.
6:21 p.m. Aug. 12, 2019 - Associated Press
Jeffrey Epstein was left unmonitored in cell for hours, guard was a fill-in FBI searches estate in U.S. Virgin IslandsOne of Jeffrey Epstein’s guards the night he hanged himself in his federal jail cell wasn’t a regular correctional officer, according to a person familiar with the detention center, which is now under scrutiny for what Attorney General William Barr on Monday called “serious irregularities.”
1:04 p.m. Aug. 12, 2019 - By Minxin Pei
A Tiananmen ‘solution’ in Hong Kong would destroy its economy Beijing must chose the least-bad option as pro-democracy protests gather strengthThe crisis in Hong Kong appears to be careening toward a devastating climax.
7:31 a.m. Aug. 10, 2019 - Barrons.com
Should I Use Retirement Savings to Pay for My Child’s College Education? More often than not, no. Do this instead.
9:00 a.m. Aug. 6, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
Consumer watchdog blasts government’s loan sales program — says it has ‘no rules’ in place to help people save their homes People are being hurt by federal government loan-sale programs, consumer advocates sayPeople are being hurt by federal government loan-sale programs, consumer advocates say.
7:02 a.m. Aug. 4, 2019 - By Jillian Berman
Thousands of scammed student-loan borrowers filed claims for debt relief — the feds haven’t approved any in over a year That’s according to data from the agency obtained by Democratic Senator Patty Murray’s office That’s according to data from the agency obtained by Democratic Senator Patty Murray’s office.
4:49 p.m. July 29, 2019 - Associated Press
China blames West in strong defense of Hong Kong police Official warns Beijing will tolerate no outside interference in Hong Kong affairsChina blamed Western forces and defended police conduct after Hong Kong endured another weekend of violent clashes between protesters and police.
1:34 p.m. July 29, 2019 - By Meera Jagannathan
This is how much time a day the $3 million ‘Fortnite’ winner spends playing the game and here’s where the 2020 presidential candidates stand on affordable housing Monday’s top personal finance stories Monday’s top personal finance storiesMonday’s top personal finance stories
10:23 a.m. July 29, 2019 - By Jillian Berman
Government watchdog: 76,200 student-loan borrowers may be defrauding the system — DeVos calls them ‘dishonest people’ A new report from the Government Accountability Office calls attention to potential fraud in student-loan repayment plans, but experts say the issue is more complicatedA new report from the Government Accountability Office calls attention to potential fraud in student-loan repayment plans, but experts say the issue is more complicated.
6:21 a.m. July 25, 2019 - By Liz Lucking
Changes to U.S.’s EB-5 Program Could Shift Money to Rural AreasThe program gives visas in exchange for investments in job-creating projects
11:39 a.m. July 19, 2019 - By Jeanette Settembre
Elizabeth Warren wants to expand college students’ access to food stamps Hunger is a growing problem on America’s campusesHunger is a growing problem on America’s campuses.
9:59 a.m. July 9, 2019 - Associated Press
Amazon and Microsoft battle for opportunity to build Pentagon’s ‘war cloud’ Both want a crack at the $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military’s first ‘war cloud’ computing systemAmazon and Microsoft are both want a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first war cloud’ computing system.
5:15 a.m. July 2, 2019 - By Jurica Dujmovic
HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ is a scary reminder that there are constant nuclear-safety violations Thirty-three years after the Chernobyl disaster, plenty of risk remains despite safety improvementsThirty-three years after the Chernobyl disaster, plenty of risk remains despite safety improvements.
2:59 a.m. July 2, 2019 - Associated Press
China backs Hong Kong chief executive, slams protesters for violenceChina’s government strongly backed Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s embattled administration on Tuesday, saying the occupation and vandalizing of the city’s legislature by pro-democracy protesters amounted to “serious illegal acts” that endangered the social order.
6:02 a.m. July 1, 2019 - By Brett Arends
Four massive problems with the Democrats’ Medicare-for-all plan The idea sounds great — free health care — but the devil is in the detailsThe idea sounds great — free health care — but the devil is in the details, says Brett Arends.
4:00 a.m. June 23, 2019 - Barrons.com
4 Ways to Protect Your Elderly Parents from Fraud One in 10 people age 60 or older in the U.S. experience some form of abuse each year. How adult children and other family members should help keep elderly loved ones safe.
12:10 p.m. June 21, 2019 - Associated Press
U.S. government fails to report information on people who die in police custody Four years after Congress required the DOJ to assemble information about those who die in police custody, the agency has yet to implement a system for data collectionFour years after Congress required the DOJ to assemble information about those who die in police custody, the agency has yet to implement a system for data collection.
10:27 a.m. June 21, 2019 - By Victor Reklaitis
Here’s who America’s CEOs are backing in the Democratic presidential race Outlays so far are largely about execs supporting politicians in their companies’ home statesIt’s still early days in the race to become the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nominee, but a few CEOs of S&P 500 companies already have been voting with their wallets.
6:39 a.m. June 18, 2019 - By Andrew Keshner
Treasury Department recommends ‘mandatory’ financial-literacy courses for college students The recommendation comes as student-loan borrowers cope with $1.5 trillion in debtThe recommendation comes as student-loan borrowers cope with $1.5 trillion in debt.
11:34 a.m. June 17, 2019 - By Jillian Berman
Student-loan borrowers with disabilities will be reimbursed after their Social Security checks were needlessly garnished These borrowers will also get more information about their rights, and receive up to $23,000These borrowers will also get more information about their rights, and receive up to $23,000.
7:23 a.m. May 30, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
‘Socially responsible’ investors may have unwittingly backed police-state surveillance in China Shares of Hikvision, whose cameras have been installed in detention facilities for the Uighur minority in China’s Xinjiang Province, appear in dozens of so-called ESG fundsSeveral ESG-oriented money managers hold the high-performing shares of Hangzhou Hikvision, despite allegations that it has abetted human-rights abuses.
5:29 a.m. May 21, 2019 - By Jillian Berman
High-school students who take college classes don’t always save time — or money The question of whether college credits earned in high school transfer seamlessly is a complicated oneThe question of whether college credits earned in high school transfer seamlessly is a complicated one.
8:42 a.m. May 7, 2019 - By Richard Eisenberg
Americans are confident about retirement. Are we kidding ourselves? Why the upbeat views of workers and retirees may be suspectRetirees and workers may be overly optimistic about expenses in retirement.
8:47 a.m. May 6, 2019 - By Alessandra Malito
This may be why Americans are so bad at saving for retirement There isn’t enough data on retirement — and where you fit in There isn’t enough data on retirement — and where you fit in
9:44 a.m. May 3, 2019 - By Jillian Berman
Nearly half of college students didn’t have enough money for food last year That’s according to the fourth and largest survey of college students’ ability to afford food and housingThat’s according to the fourth and largest survey of college students’ ability to afford food and housing
6:53 a.m. May 3, 2019 - Barrons.com
Americans Are Bad at Saving for Retirement. This Could Be Why. We get blanket advice about preparing for retirement, but is that hurting more than helping?
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