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Maranda Brooks stands in January outside a payday loans business that she used to frequent. Troubled by consumer complaints and loopholes in state laws, federal regulators are proposing expansive, first-ever rules on payday lenders, aimed at helping cash-strapped borrowers from falling into a cycle of debt. Tony Dejak/AP hide caption

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Payday Loans — And Endless Cycles Of Debt — Targeted By Federal Watchdog

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Oakland Kids Get A Raise From The New Minimum Wage

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President Obama takes questions from the audience Wednesday after speaking about the economy and the middle class to the City Club of Cleveland. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Obama Says Critics Making 'The Same Argument' Despite Better Economy

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Republican Rep. Tom Price, House Budget Committee chairman, said Tuesday that his budget "saves $5.5 trillion, gets to balance within 10 years, without raising taxes." Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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House GOP Budget Sets Stage For Showdown With The President

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her mobile phone in March 2012 after her address to the Security Council at United Nations headquarters. While she's asked the State Department to quickly release her emails from her tenure as secretary, the process likely will take months — dragging out media coverage and critical questions. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Clinton, White House Play Delicate Dance As Emails Await Release

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President Obama waves after posing for photographs with MSNBC host Jose Diaz-Balart at a town hall meeting on immigration at Florida International University on Wednesday. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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