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Brokerage giant Charles Schwab said Monday it will acquire competitor TD Ameritrade in an all-stock transaction valued at $26 billion. A Schwab office in Oakland, Calif., is seen here. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., are proposing to forgive student debt for most Americans. They greet each other at a Democratic primary debate in July. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Forgiving Student Debt Would Boost Economy, Economists Say

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Enrollment help was plentiful for insurance sign-ups in the early years of the Affordable Care Act, such as at this clinic in Bear, Del., in 2014. Though the Trump administration has since slashed the outreach budget, about 930,000 people have signed up for ACA health plans so far this year. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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A demonstrator celebrated outside the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015 after the court voted to uphold key tax subsidies that are part of the Affordable Care Act. But federal taxes and other measures designed to pay for the health care the ACA provides have not fared as well. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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One rule announced by the Trump administration Friday puts pressure on hospitals to reveal what they charge insurers for procedures and services. Critics say the penalty for not following the rule isn't stiff enough to be a an effective deterrent. Catie Dull/NPR hide caption

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Trump Wants Insurers and Hospitals To Show Real Prices To Patients

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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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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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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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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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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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90 Years After Black Tuesday, What Are The Lessons For Today's Investors?

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