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Features by Jim Burress

CFPB to look at college-backed financial products aimed at students

Many colleges now offer student loans and grants on debit cards, without disclosing their agreements with banks. That's caught the federal government's attention.
Posted In: student loan, student debt, grants

Atlanta works to recover from housing bust

Atlanta's unemployment rate still tops the national percentage, but city residents hope the worst is finally behind them.
Posted In: Atlanta, Unemployment, Economy, housing crisis

Ready for an iWatch?

Apple is reportedly looking to put the smarts of an iPhone on your wrist.
Posted In: apple

Airlines react to Northeast storm, thousands of flights cancelled

The nation’s airlines are slashing flights by the minute in anticipation of Northeast’s winter weather. United, which has a hub at Newark Liberty International, led the cancellation race; Delta was second.
Posted In: Airlines, weather

Amazon to launch virtual currency

This week, the retailing giant said it will soon offer its own currency, called the Amazon Coin.
Posted In: Amazon, currency, Tech, bitcoin

Postal Service to cut Saturday mail delivery

The United States Postal Service plans to announce it is suspending regular Saturday letter delivery in an effort to save money.
Posted In: mail, post office, U.S. Postal Service

Dell reaches $24.4 billion deal to go private

Founder Michael Dell, equity firm Silver Lake Partners, and Microsoft are taking the Texas-based company off the market in an effort to make the company more agile, and hopefully, more profitable.
Posted In: Dell, Microsoft

Justice Department sues S&P over securities ratings

In a lawsuit filed late Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice claims the credit rating firm Standard & Poor’s knew some $4 billion worth of mortgage-backed securities were risky.
Posted In: S&P, credit rating, financial crisis

Twitter shines as lights go out at Superdome

A dark moment in football history is turning out to be a bright spot for social media.
Posted In: Twitter, ads, Super Bowl, Super Bowl commercials

The open house is back -- and so are the 'lookie-loos'

Resurgent home sales are a boon for those who like to tour open houses for fun.
Posted In: Housing, real estate

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