It’s been six months since the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killed 11 men and led to the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Right now, polluting companies are trying to change the rules so they don't have to clean up their act.
Candice Choi of the Associated Press tried living without a bank account and relying on prepaid cards and check-cashing stores for a while for her story "Living without a bank: Fees and confusion galore."
We just released a new report on textbook affordability. The new report evaluates cost-reducing options from the traditional textbook market - rentals, e-books and e-readers - and open textbooks as potential measures to reduce the high cost of textbooks.
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WASHINGTON — Ending one of the fiercest lobbying fights in Washington, Congress voted Thursday to force commercial banks out of the federal student loan market, cutting off billions of dollars in profits in a sweeping restructuring of financial-aid programs and redirecting most of the money to new education initiatives.
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