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Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker take aim at student-loan company merger
Nelnet and Great Lakes now manage nearly 40% of the federal student-loan portfolio.
Fearful of another recession, Americans are losing sleep over their finances
A strong U.S. economy and record-low unemployment is not enough for many people to get a good night’s sleep.
Waking up early may lower your breast cancer risk
Being a morning person was associated with a slightly lower risk of breast cancer. Other studies find early risers are healthier and wealthier.
This is the most regrettable college major in America
Plus, the No. 1 thing that people regret about their college experience.
Financial literacy skills have taken a nose dive since the Great Recession
Younger people had the sharpest drop in their ability to answer four of five financial literacy questions correctly.
Airlines offer fee waivers for Dominican Republic flights in wake of tourist deaths
Consumers wary about upcoming trips to the Caribbean island should rebook sooner rather than later, experts say.
The No. 1 thing to look for when buying sunglasses
Doctors dish on how to pick the best sunglasses to protect your eyes, in honor of National Sunglasses Day.
Sorry, America — better financial education won’t fix the $1.5 trillion student-loan crisis
Financial-education curricula were developed during a time when most workers could count on a paycheck at a stable job.
Mortgage rates haven’t been this low since 2016 — here’s how to decide whether to refinance your home loan
More people are pursuing refinances as mortgage rates have dropped.
The clever $15 tool that gardening pros say is a must for your home garden
Gardening slashes your risk of dying early by 18% — and these products make it easier on your body.
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JPMorgan and Capital One had to lower shareholder payouts to get Fed approval
Capital One Financial and JPMorgan Chase had to reduce their planned shareholder payouts in order to get the Federal Reserve to approve the distributions, the central bank said Thursday.
Pending home sales roar higher, but the housing market is still in low gear
Home-contract signings were higher than expected in May, which is good news for future existing-home sales reports, but there’s still ground to be made up.
House Democratic leaders end fight and agree to accept Senate border bill
House Democrats on Thursday accepted a Senate border bill, ending an effort to amend the measure as left-wing Democrats objected.
Democratic activists sound confident in Florida about running against Trump’s economy
Democrats aren’t going to struggle that much to frame the relatively strong U.S. economy in a way that helps them win back the White House, according to some progressive activists who spoke in Miami on Thursday.
Julian Castro stands out in debate, says performance shows he’s a ‘strong candidate’
Democratic presidential hopefuls Julian Castro and Beto O’Rourke clashed on immigration policy on Wednesday night, delivering a key moment in the debate and lifting Castro’s profile.
Wednesday’s debate didn’t touch on the low unemployment rate — here’s how some candidates would have handled it
Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls talked Wednesday about immigration, climate change, health care and more, but the current low unemployment rate of 3.6% didn’t come up during their debate. What if it had?