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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has argued that "borrower defense" is too lenient. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Betsy DeVos And The High-Stakes Standoff Over Student Loan Forgiveness

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CAMBRIDGE, MA - OCTOBER 14: Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee, who share a 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics with Michael Kremer, answer questions during a press conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Scott Eisen/Getty Images hide caption

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Winning The Nobel

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The Great Cranberry Scare Of 1959

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Why Sam Sanders Is Binging 'Friends'

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The Military Lending Act caps annual interest on loans to military members at 36% and offers other safeguards. Now, lawmakers are proposing to extend that protection to veterans and others. Sid Hastings/AP hide caption

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A Ban On High-Cost Loans May Be Coming

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What's The Beef? The Declining American Leather Industry

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Openness Versus National Security: A Dilemma For U.S. Schools

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The American Dream And The Children Of Immigrants

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A sales clerk speaks with a customer in front of Microsoft Corp.'s display at an electronics store in Tokyo. Microsoft's division in Japan says it saw productivity grow by 40% after allowing employees to work for four days a week rather than five. Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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4-Day Workweek Boosted Workers' Productivity By 40%, Microsoft Japan Says

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Jobs Friday: The Broken Unemployment Insurance System

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Scary Stories From The Eek-conomy: Part II

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Laura Hart says that if she had gotten a five-year loan instead of a seven-year loan, she wouldn't have let the dealer talk her into buying an extended warranty, and maybe she would have bought a less expensive car. Courtesy of Laura Hart hide caption

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The 7-Year Car Loan: Watch Your Wallet

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Homes stand during a blackout in Sausalito, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Lights Out For California

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Are The Humanities Underrated? (And Other Questions)

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Nearly two-dozen U.S. senators are calling on Kathleen Kraninger, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, to investigate a loan servicer called the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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23 Senators Demand Investigation Into Mismanagement Of Student Loan Program

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Can Global Shipping Go Zero Carbon?

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WeWork And The Future Of Co-Working

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