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GAO report highlights vulnerabilities in the unemployment insurance claims system
The report says decades of underinvestment in personnel and technology have led to weaknesses that were exposed during the pandemic, when there was high demand for benefits.
Most states have been underpaying Pandemic Unemployment Assistance benefits
Instead of calculating PUA benefits based on people’s income, many states have just been paying the minimum benefit.
Few student borrowers working in the public sector are finding loan forgiveness
About year ago, the U.S. Department of Education started accepting applications from public servants to have their student loan balances wiped away. Twenty-eight thousand borrowers applied for forgiveness in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program; 96 were approved. To qualify, applicants must spend at least 10 years working for government agencies or certain kinds of nonprofits […]
It’s official: FEMA wasn’t equipped to handle the devastation of Hurricane Maria
A new report by the Government Accounting Office doesn’t bode well for future disaster relief.
EnergyStar keeps consumer trust, despite bumps
If Whirlpool pulls out, it's leaving behind a trusted brand.
GAO finds wireless customers benefit despite few carriers
A new report from the Government Accountability Office confirms there's not much competition among wireless service providers. Nonetheless,...
Government investigation finds widespread abuses at for-profit colleges
As Marketplace and other media outlets have reported on abusive recruiting tactics at for-profit colleges, the industry's response has been...