The USDA Gives Fewer Loans to Women and Minority Farmers, a Government Watchdog Finds
Women and minority farmers and ranchers receive disproportionately less credit than their white male counterparts.
Can Lifetime Career Loans Help Dislocated Workers?
A new report argues for lifetime career loans as part of a modern New Deal for American workers.
Protecting Our Service Members From High-Cost Lenders
Acknowledging that a previous law did not go far enough, the Defense Department says it needs to expand rules.
We're All Paying When Parents Can't Repay College Loans for Their Kids
New Department of Education data shows rising default rates on federal loans to parents.
How Payday Lenders Bounce Back When States Crack Down
In state after state that has tried to ban payday and similar loans, the industry has found ways to continue to peddle them.
Missouri Activists Protest Payday Loans; Lending Industry Fights Back
Last year, activists in Missouri tried to limit what high-cost lenders can charge. The ensuing fight exposed something that rarely comes into view so vividly: the high-cost lending industry’s ferocious efforts to stay legal and stay in business.
Will a New Federal Bank Guarantee Loans for U.S. Infrastructure Projects?
A national infrastructure bank for the United States would offer a way to fund projects that improve competitiveness and economic vitality and not just please local constituents.