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DoD, CFPB to educate service members against rising debt

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the financial health of service members is important for troop readiness. A new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau details potential problems service members are facing.

Tags: DoD , management , workforce , Leon Panetta , Holly Petraeus , Consumer Financial Protection Bureau , Servicemembers Civil Relief Act , training , Jared Serbu

Friday - 10/19/2012, 05:47am EDT

Obama signs highway, student loan deal with phased retirement

President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday maintaining jobs on transportation projects and preventing interest rate increases on new loans to millions of college students, saying it would "make a real difference" for millions of Americans.

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Friday - 07/06/2012, 06:07pm EDT

Congress passes student loans, highway jobs bill

The bill sent for President Barack Obama's signature enables just over $100 billion to be spent on highway, mass transit and other transportation programs over the next two years, projects that would have expired Saturday without congressional action. Federal employees' retirement benefits are safe under the bill, which also allows retirement-eligible federal employees to choose partial retirement.

Tags: Barack Obama , Transportation , John Mica , Congress , House , Senate

Friday - 06/29/2012, 08:26pm EDT

More feds are benefiting from student loan repayments

Federal agencies were more generous with student loan repayment benefits in 2009 than in the previous year.

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Friday - 08/20/2010, 12:33pm EDT