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Making Sense of College Financial Aid Letters

Making Sense of College Financial Aid Letters

By Sarah Skidmore Sell | Apr 24
Students who applied for financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid should be receiving their award letters right about now. But deciphering how much assistance you're getting can be confusing.

Writings on Gender Issues Magnify Scrutiny of Trump Fed Pick

Writings on Gender Issues Magnify Scrutiny of Trump Fed Pick

By Christopher Rugaber | Apr 24
Additional provocative commentaries about women written by Stephen Moore, President Donald Trump's pick for the Federal Reserve board, emerged Tuesday, a day after a second White House Fed choice withdrew from consideration.

Argentines Return to Europe to Escape Economic Uncertainty

Argentines Return to Europe to Escape Economic Uncertainty

By Luis Andres Henao | Apr 23
It's not the first time Argentines have sought shelter in Europe in times of economic uncertainty. Hundreds of thousands emigrated to the old continent to escape hyperinflation in the early 1990s and an economic meltdown in 2001 and 2002.

Warren Unveils $640 Billion College Debt Forgiveness Plan

Warren Unveils $640 Billion College Debt Forgiveness Plan

By Meg Kinnaird | Apr 23
Democrat Elizabeth Warren is proposing the elimination of existing student loan debt for millions of Americans, part of a sweeping set of education funding proposals.

Medicare, Social Security Face Shaky Fiscal Futures

Medicare, Social Security Face Shaky Fiscal Futures

By Andrew Taylor | Apr 23
The financial condition of the government's bedrock retirement programs for middle- and working-class Americans remains shaky, with Medicare pointed toward insolvency by 2026.

Notre Dame Fire Was A Warning Bell. But Will Europe Listen?

Notre Dame Fire Was A Warning Bell. But Will Europe Listen?

By Raf Casert | Apr 23
It's a thin line where the patina of age on Europe's countless monuments gives way to the onset of neglect. Like with so many loved ones, all is assumed to be fine, until suddenly it's not.

A Trump Fed Choice Steps Aside, and Another Faces New Doubts

A Trump Fed Choice Steps Aside, and Another Faces New Doubts

By Christopher Rugaber | Apr 23
President Donald Trump's efforts to reshape the Federal Reserve stumbled on Monday, with one of his potential nominees for the Fed's board withdrawing from consideration and another being enveloped by fresh doubts.

More Yellow Vest Protests Despite Notre Dame Fire

More Yellow Vest Protests Despite Notre Dame Fire

By Samuel Petrequin | Apr 20
For many yellow vest protesters, the stinging sadness that came with the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral has quickly given way to boiling anger: They feel unheard by politicians and billionaires.

Worth the Risk? It's Not Easy to Put A Value on A Cathedral

Worth the Risk? It's Not Easy to Put A Value on A Cathedral

By Danica Kirka | Apr 19
Rebuilding Notre Dame, the 800-year-old Paris cathedral devastated by fire this week, will cost billions of dollars as architects, historians and artisans work to preserve the medieval landmark. But little of the money will come from insurance companies.

Trump Administration Seeks to Boost Opportunity Zones

Trump Administration Seeks to Boost Opportunity Zones

By Martin Crutsinger and Darlene Superville | Apr 18
The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed new regulations aimed at making it easier for investors to take advantage of tax breaks for investing in "Opportunity Zones" in low-income areas.

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