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Consumers Encouraged to Give Feedback on Credit Cards

Consumers Encouraged to Give Feedback on Credit Cards

  Aggressive debt collection, confusing or changing terms and bogus “introductory offers” are all ways consumers have been bamboozled by credit card companies. If you’ve had issues with credit card companies, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) wants to hear about your experiences. The CFPB, a regulatory agency born amid Wall Street reforms, is seeking [...]
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CASA GRANDE, Ariz. — Inside her home, Agnes Flores is helping her 2-year-old grandson, Louie, count the Matchbox cars he’s lined up methodically along her forearm. The middle children in the family have left for school. Soon, Anselmo, who is 14 years old and the oldest child in the home, will wake up. The children’s [...]
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Majority of Immigrants Work and Pay Taxes, Survey Finds  A majority of 800 immigrants likely to apply for administrative relief under the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program are employed and pay taxes, according to a survey conducted by the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA). CHIRLA, an immigrant rights organization, surveyed the people late last year at [...]
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LGBT Workers in Fla. Need Civil Rights Law, Report Says  Members of Florida’s LGBT community continue to face employment discrimination, leaving about 328,000 workers vulnerable without civil rights safeguards from a state law, according to a new report from the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute. Researchers at the the UCLA research institute released their report on March 11. While 31 counties and cities [...]
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Protect Education in Arkansas, Residents Tell Lawmakers  Arkansas residents took time on Tuesday to engage in direct democracy with state leaders on a topic that is universally seen as a pillar to community strength – quality education for kids of all ages and backgrounds. Their overall message was straightforward to the elected officials who write legislation: Support public schools, help kids [...]
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This video is part of the “If I had a Trillion Dollars” youth film festival. See other films on the organization’s website.
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Student Loan Collection Agencies Broke Rules, U.S. Says  If you’ve ever screened your calls to avoid a collector inquiring about your student loan, you’re not alone. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) estimates that more than 7 million Americans are in default on their student loans.  Late last month, the federal government gave the boot to a few rule-breaking collections agencies. The [...]
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Chicago Voters Say ‘Yes’ to Elected School Board  Chicago, the country’s third-largest school district, is one of just a handful of U.S. cities with an appointed school board. Members of the Chicago Board of Education are appointed by the mayor.  But on Feb. 24, Chicago residents overwhelmingly voted for an elected school board. It was an advisory vote, which included 37 of [...]
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