Few student borrowers working in the public sector are finding loan forgiveness

Sep 28, 2018
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…

It’s official: FEMA wasn’t equipped to handle the devastation of Hurricane Maria

Sep 5, 2018
A new report by the Government Accounting Office doesn’t bode well for future disaster relief.
 A flooded street is seen as people deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria on Sept. 25, 2017 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 
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EnergyStar keeps consumer trust, despite bumps

Jul 21, 2014
If Whirlpool pulls out, it's leaving behind a trusted brand.

GAO finds wireless customers benefit despite few carriers

Aug 26, 2010
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

Aug 5, 2010
As Marketplace and other media outlets have reported on abusive recruiting tactics at for-profit colleges, the industry's response has been...