STEVE INSKEEP, host:
NPR's business news starts with an investigation of the student loan industry.
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INSKEEP: The Education Department has created a task force to examine the relationship between lenders and college financial aid officers. College officials are accused of accepting kickbacks from companies that want to be on the list of preferred lenders.
The government says some financial aid officers received trips for steering students to specific loan companies. Now, the Education Department announced its investigation yesterday even as New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said it was too little, too late.
Cuomo has been leading an investigation of his own into the $85-billion student loan industry and he's been joined by other attorneys general across the country. He's set to testify today in Congress here in Washington.
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