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Senate Democrats Pan Education Department Audit Of Loans to Troops

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

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

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Troops Can't Trust Student Loan Servicers, Top Regulator Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

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 | Politics
Ed Mierzwinski

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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Education Department Investigation Reaches Surprising Conclusion

HuffingtonPost.com | 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, ...

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Labor Groups Petition Arne Duncan To Dump Sallie Mae

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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Sallie Mae Braces For Nearly $200 Million In Penalties As Education Department Ponders Next Move

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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How Arne Duncan Is Undercutting Senate Democrats On Student Loan Reforms

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

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U.S. Knew Sallie Mae Cheated Service Members On Student Loans, But Renewed Contract Anyway

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

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Sallie Mae Cheated Soldiers On Federal Student Loans, Government Investigators Find

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

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Elizabeth Warren Probes Education, Treasury Departments Over Sallie Mae

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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U.S. Probes Whether Student Loan Companies Cheat Soldiers

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...