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Congress Voted To Give Wells Fargo, Other Banks Free Rent On Military Bases

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.06.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON ― Congress debates a lot of serious issues when it considers the defense budget. This summer alone, arguments broke out in the Senate ove...

Elizabeth Warren Questions Education Department's Competence Over Student Loan Fraud

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.04.2016 | Home

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has accused the Education Department of being unable to police its loans contractors and questioned whether it can be ...

Obama Administration Misled Public On Student Loan Fraud

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.01.2016 | Home

The U.S. Department of Education conducted a bogus investigation into allegations that student loan giant Navient Corp. violated its lucrative governm...

Senate Democrats Pan Education Department Audit Of Loans to Troops

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 08.05.2015 | Home

The Department of Education may have misled the public when it cleared its favored student loan contractors of wrongdoing in their treatment of active...

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Troops Can't Trust Student Loan Servicers, Top Regulator Says | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.08.2015 | Home

U.S. troops can’t rely on student loan companies, including those working for the Department of Education, to give them accurate information about l...

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Education Department Vastly Undercounted Troops Overcharged By Student Loan Giant | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.08.2015 | Home

New data from the U.S. Department of Justice strongly suggest that the Education Department missed thousands of violations of federal law when it publ...

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Education Department Clears Navient Of Wrongdoing In Troops-Cheating Probe | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.27.2015 | Home

The U.S. Department of Education has formally cleared Navient Corp., the student loan giant formerly part of Sallie Mae, of wrongdoing after an invest...

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Senate Democrats Slam Arne Duncan Over 'Business As Usual' Treatment Of Controversial Contractor | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.21.2015 | Home

Last May, after the Justice Department accused one of his contractors of intentionally cheating active-duty troops on their federal student loans, Edu...

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Student Loan Giant Likely To Be Cleared In Education Department Probe Of Troop-Cheating | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.13.2015 | Home

One year after the U.S. Department of Justice accused student loan giant Navient Corp. of intentionally cheating active-duty troops on private and fed...

House Launches Attack on Servicemember Lending Protections

Ed Mierzwinski | Posted 06.28.2015 | Home
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Only in Washington would some politicians even consider a calculus that places the demands of special interests above the compelling needs of both the nation's military preparedness and the well-being of the nation's defenders themselves.

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Education Department Nears Deal With Student Loan Giant Over Cheating Troops | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.16.2015 | Home

The U.S. Department of Education is nearing a deal with Navient Corp., the student loan giant formerly known as Sallie Mae, over allegations the compa...

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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 | Home

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 | Home
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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 | Home
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.

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

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 | Home
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...

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

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 | Home

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