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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

House Republicans are again attacking measures aimed at protecting U.S. troops from predatory lending practices, two weeks after a similar GOP effort failed. The military has been grappling with the financial impact of predatory lending on service members for years. In 2006, Congress passed legislation cracking down on some forms of high-interest credit, particularly payday lending. Lenders responded by exploiting loopholes in the law, and late last year, the Department of Defense proposed a new set of regulations designed to curb these creative workarounds that target troops. read more


Monday, May 11, 2015

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are again attacking measures aimed at protecting U.S. troops from predatory lending practices, two weeks after a similar GOP effort failed. The military has been grappling with the financial impact of predatory lending on service members for years. In 2006, Congress passed legislation cracking down on some forms of high-interest credit, particularly payday lending. Lenders responded by exploiting loopholes in the law, and late last year, the Department of Defense proposed a new set of regulations designed to curb these creative workarounds that target troops. Republicans have been working to kill those regulations before they can take effect. read more


Thursday, April 30, 2015

For more than a decade, Corinthian Colleges, Inc. has been the target of lawsuits and state and federal investigations for its deceptive marketing, falsification of employment placement rates and other fraudulent behavior. Long before last summer, it had become obvious that CCi was ripping off students and lying about it.

But Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida had sought leniency for the 100-campus for-profit operation. Sahlil Kapur at Bloomberg reports that Rubio sent a letter dated June 20, 2014, to Jim Shelton, the deputy secretary of education, and Ted Mitchell, the undersecretary for post-secondary education: Rubio's letter in behalf of leniency for an operation that contributed $5,000 to his PAC in 2014 is especially galling because he has modeled himself as a champion of students read more


Monday, April 27, 2015

Don't mess with this monkey. Footage from a security camera is said to show a young man in Shimla, India, giving the finger to one of the area's famously belligerent monkeys. And as you might expect, the monkey is having none of it. It drop kicks the man right in the head, knocking him to the ground. The man, however, appears to be OK after the attack as he gets up and walks off. read more


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A woman at a Chicago Cubs game caught a foul ball -- with her beer -- and then chugged it down without removing the souvenir. The epic catch occurred at Saturday's game between the Cubs and San Diego Padres and was caught by the telecast. As the announcers saw her down the beer, one said "Her beverage just got a little foamier."


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The man has as a large temper

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