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Shahien Nasiripour

American Legion Criticizes Education Department Over Student Loan Investigation | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

The American Legion, the influential veterans organization, has criticized the U.S. Department of Education's handling of federal allegations that stu...

Shahien Nasiripour

Education Department Investigation Reaches Surprising Conclusion | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

In May, Education Secretary Arne Duncan ordered his investigators to conduct a "thorough review" of the nation's four largest student loan servicers, ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Labor Groups Petition Arne Duncan To Dump Sallie Mae | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

A prominent student group and the nation’s largest labor federation are among organizations with close ties to the White House demanding that the De...

Shahien Nasiripour

Sallie Mae Braces For Nearly $200 Million In Penalties As Education Department Ponders Next Move | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics

Sallie Mae and its former loan servicing unit have struck a deal with federal authorities to resolve allegations that the nation's largest student loa...

Shahien Nasiripour

How Arne Duncan Is Undercutting Senate Democrats On Student Loan Reforms | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Education is stonewalling Democratic lawmakers' efforts to protect student borrowers from sky-high interest rates and ...

Shahien Nasiripour

U.S. Knew Sallie Mae Cheated Service Members On Student Loans, But Renewed Contract Anyway | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

Federal investigators discovered evidence showing Sallie Mae cheated active-duty military service members on their federal student loans at least two ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Sallie Mae Cheated Soldiers On Federal Student Loans, Government Investigators Find | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Federal investigators have uncovered evidence that Sallie Mae cheated active-duty soldiers on federal student loans, according to people familiar with...

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Sallie Mae Expects $70 Million Hit Off Investigations Into Wrongdoing | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Sallie Mae, the nation's largest student loan company, said it expects to spend $70 million to deal with a torrent of government probes into its busin...

Active Duty Military Sent to Student Loan Collections

Steve Rhode | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I am duty military and I was deployed overseas for about four years as a training instructor to foreign ...

JPMorgan Chase: "Incredibly Guilty"

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Fairness demands that we say it again: It may very well be that leadership team at JPMorgan Chase is  shocked -- shocked! -- at all this criminality, and may simply lack the basic managerial skills needed to end it.

Shahien Nasiripour

Elizabeth Warren Probes Education, Treasury Departments Over Sallie Mae | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

The Education and Treasury departments face fresh scrutiny over their apparent inability to hold student lender Sallie Mae accountable, despite numero...

I Was Sent to Afghanistan and Returned to Delinquent Student Loans

Steve Rhode | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I work retail making $11 hr. I'm also in the army reserve. I was attending Everetts College before I was...

Shahien Nasiripour

U.S. Probes Whether Student Loan Companies Cheat Soldiers | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether student loan companies are cheating active-duty soldiers as the historically lightly regulated...

Banks Wrongfully Foreclosed On Over 700 Military Members

Dealbook | JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG and BEN PROTESS | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business

The nation’s biggest banks wrongfully foreclosed on more than 700 military members during the housing crisis and seized homes from roughly two dozen...

Veteran Claims BofA Violated A Law Protecting Active-Duty Military

Posted 08.07.2012 | Business

One Alabama man who served in Afghanistan is claiming Bank of America violated a law that protects active duty service members from financial hardship...

Feds Roll Out New Protections for Military Homeowners on the Move

Chris Birk | Posted 08.25.2012 | Business
Chris Birk

Financial problems consistently rank among the top stressors for military families. Mortgage problems at home can weigh heavily on those serving abroad and even affect mission readiness.

Eviction Case For Soldier Serving In Afghanistan Decided

Posted 05.08.2012 | Detroit

Despite an attempt from the property owner, Army staff Sgt. Mitchell Smith, currently serving with the National Guard in Afghanistan, will not be evic...

Mortgage Giants Agree to Pay Servicemembers for Illegal Foreclosures, Rate Hikes

Chris Birk | Posted 04.22.2012 | Business
Chris Birk

Military homeowners who were illegally foreclosed upon during the last five years will receive a minimum payment of nearly $117,000 plus lost equity and interest.

Banks May Have Illegally Foreclosed On Nearly 5,000 Military Members

Posted 11.29.2011 | Business

Even those people putting their lives on the line for their country may not be safe from the American foreclosure crisis. Ten lenders are reviewing...

JPMorgan Repurchases Soldier's Home Same Day He Returns From Iraq

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.11.2011 | Business

In America today, even men and women returning from war can't expect their families to be exempt from the foreclosure crisis. On the same day that ...

Disabled Vets Get Mortgage Relief From Citi

Chris Birk | Posted 07.26.2011 | Business
Chris Birk

Military homeowners have taken a beating the last few months at the hands of some of the country's largest mortgage lenders. They're just now finally...

Shahien Nasiripour

Banks Illegally Foreclosed On Dozens Of Military Borrowers | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.05.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Two of the nation's largest mortgage firms illegally foreclosed on the homes of "almost 50" active-duty military service members, accord...

It's All About The Money: Jamie Dimon's Big Pay Hike and the Home Foreclosures of Our Servicemen

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Enterprise reputation and its mandate to being responsible tillers of the business soil doesn't come into play in this day and age. Sadly more than ever before, it's all about the money.

JP Morgan Chase Rolls Out New Protections for Military Borrowers

Chris Birk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Birk

Lending giant JP Morgan Chase is working to increase protections for military borrowers after the company overcharged thousands of service members and...

The VA's Foreclosure Business: A New Wave Of Veteran Homelessness

Torrey Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Torrey Shannon

Due to a backlog in processing disability claims, military members and their families are forced to live on the streets because of foreclosures and are heading into bankruptcy courts.