Chris Arnold

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How Some Online Lenders Dodge State Laws To Charge Triple Digit Interest Rates

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Online lenders charging triple digit interest rates are dodging state laws banning such loans. The money is routed through banks that aren't regulated at the state level to get around the rules.

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A Ban On High-Cost Loans May Be Coming

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Some payday loans carry interest rates of 100% or more. The Military Lending Act limits rates on loans to service members. Now, a bipartisan bill aims to extend that protection to all Americans.

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5 Tips For Buying A Car The Smart Way

Thursday, October 31, 2019

So you're thinking about buying a car? NPR's Life Kit has your back. Here are the most important things to know so you don't get in over your head or let a car dealer take advantage of you.

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The 7-Year Car Loan: Watch Your Wallet

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Americans are buying more expensive cars — nearly $38,000 for new cars, on average. And longer-term loans are enabling many people to make the payments, but at a cost.

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23 Senators Demand Investigation Into Mismanagement Of Student Loan Program

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The senators are calling on the nation's top consumer protection agency to investigate a loan servicer for the troubled student loan forgiveness program for public service workers.

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If You Got A 7-Year (Or Longer) Car Loan, We Want To Hear From You

Thursday, October 24, 2019

More car buyers are taking out longer-term loans. And many are rolling over unpaid debt from their last car into their new loans. If you're stretching out your car loan, we'd love to hear from you.

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Senators Press CFPB To Dig Into Problems With Public Service Student Loan Program

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The senators urged the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to do more to examine problems with a troubled loan forgiveness program, citing an investigative story by NPR this week.

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Exclusive: Turf War Blocked CFPB From Helping Fix Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Trump administration blocked the nation's top consumer protection agency from digging into problems with a program designed to help police, firefighters and other public service workers.

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Consumer Agency Blocked From Fixing Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Many public service workers thought they were in line to have their student loans forgiven. They made payments for 10 years only to be told they weren't in the right loan forgiveness program.

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Ecuador Reaches Fuel Subsidy Deal To End Violent Protests

Monday, October 14, 2019

The President of Ecuador has reversed his decision to repeal a decades-old fuel subsidy after gas prices spiked and widespread protests raged for nearly two weeks.

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Renters Only: These New Homes Aren't For Sale

Monday, October 07, 2019

Developers are building thousands of single-family homes that won't require a mortgage to move in. Even people who could afford to buy are choosing to rent — they aren't ready for the long-term debt.

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'Why Is There Nothing Left?' Pension Funds Failing At Catholic Hospitals

Thursday, October 03, 2019

The AARP has filed a lawsuit on behalf of workers at a defunct Catholic hospital in upstate New York, saying hundreds lost their pensions unfairly. And there are similar cases around the country.

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How To Avoid A Common Mistake When It Comes To Paying For Your Kid's College Tuition

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Don't let the sticker price of college paralyze you. NPR's Chris Arnold of the Life Kit podcast debunks a myth about saving for that college tuition bill that could help you save more than you think.

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Boeing Report To Include Overhaul Of Safety Procedures

Monday, September 16, 2019

Boeing's board of directors will soon receive recommendations aimed at making the company's planes safer. This comes after two 737 MAX jets crashed, killing all passengers and crew.

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MIT To Settle Suit Alleging It Hurt Workers In 401(k) Plan

Thursday, September 12, 2019

The lawsuit claimed MIT got millions of dollars in donations from financial giant Fidelity Investments while allowing the firm to charge workers excessive fees.

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Trump Plan For Home Loans Rattles Watchdogs

Friday, September 06, 2019

The administration unveiled a plan to reprivatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that has lending advocates worried. But any changes are likely to be gradual.

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This Digital Sheriff Helps Cities Wrangle Airbnb Rules

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Cities are struggling to enforce rules around everything from problem party houses to investors pushing up housing costs. An entrepreneur is helping local officials deal with these short-term rentals.

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MIT Accused Of Costing Workers Millions In Cozy Deal With Financial Giant Fidelity

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

MIT allegedly stuck its employees with a retirement plan so bad it violated federal labor law, charging them millions of dollars in fees. A lawsuit says the university received millions in donations.

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Dow Tumbles 800 Points As Bond Markets Signal Recession

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Some worry a trade war is hurting the global economy. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell below that for two-year Treasurys — a phenomenon that strongly predicts a recession.

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A New Trump Rule Could Weaken A Civil Rights Era Housing Discrimination Law

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The Trump administration is moving to weaken the Fair Housing Act, according to housing advocates. They say a proposed rule would make it harder to bring lawsuits alleging racial discrimination.

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