Personal Finance

The Trump administration announced on Thursday that it will automatically cancel $150 million in student debt. Some 15,000 former students, whose schools closed while they were in attendance, will now have their debt erased. The department estimates that the forgiven loans will add up to around $150 million. “For them, it’s going to be a
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At a recent conference on financial aid, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said that every school should help its students graduate with high-quality career prospects and little debt. Students should be equipped, she added, with information that allows them to be responsible consumers. “They need to have the best possible tools, data, advice and support,” DeVos
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As investors weather more volatility after Tuesday’s799 point drop for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, financial experts have largely stuck to one refrain: Welcome to the new normal. Concerns over tariffs and what the Federal Reserve will do will likely keep market volatility elevated, according to J.J. Kinahan, chief market strategist and managing director at
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If you’ve stayed at a Starwood Hotel property in recent years, your personal information may have been compromised. Marriott International announced Friday that hackers had copied data from the reservation database for its Starwood Hotels brand, with unauthorized access dating back to 2014. “The company has not finished identifying duplicate information in the database, but
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A compromised passport number could be your ticket to identity theft woes. Marriott International announced Friday that hackers had accessed the reservation database for its Starwood Hotels brand, compromising data for 500 million guests. For 327 million of those affected consumers, the hotelier said, the information compromised “includes some combination of” data points including name,
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