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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:37:49 GMTLina Vitakauskas says it took over six years to get her monthly loan payments lowered. Her balance nearly doubled in that time.The largest U.S. collector of student loan payments is accused of engaging in the sloppiness and misleading tactics seen in the subprime market.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:00:20 GMTRohit Chopra, former student loan ombudsman for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which has filed suit against the nation’s largest student loan servicer.The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau accused Navient, the nation’s largest student loan servicer, of much wrongdoing. Here’s how to steer clear of problems.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:00:18 GMTIris Bohnet, a behavioral economist from Harvard, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where 80 percent of participants are men.Following a behavioral economist from Harvard as she navigates the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where 80 percent of the participants are men.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:13:25 GMTHillary Ripley, a longtime investor-relations professional, hosted a gathering on Tuesday for those planning to attend the women’s march in Washington this weekend.Financial professionals, not known for political protest because of its potential to hurt their careers, are joining the Washington event in force.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:15:43 GMTStocks are modestly higher in afternoon trading Friday following Donald Trump's swearing in as the 45th president of the United States. Phone companies, real estate and materials stocks were among the biggest gainers. Health care and industrial companies lagged the broader market. Investors were also weighing the latest batch of company earnings news.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:42:10 GMTWhat look like massive beach balls hanging from the ceiling are part of a project called Aerocene, led by the artist Tomás Saraceno, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.Ben Hubbard, a Mideast correspondent for The Times, tags along with his wife, a storyteller who was invited to Davos as a “Cultural Leader.”
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:34:39 GMTJoshua Brown was killed when his Tesla Model S, which was operating in Autopilot mode, crashed into a tractor-trailer.The highway agency found that while Tesla’s Autopilot feature didn’t prevent a crash in Florida, the system performed as it was intended.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:04:18 GMTSteven T. Mnuchin, President-elect Donald J. Trump’s nominee for treasury secretary, during his confirmation hearing on Thursday.Mr. Mnuchin, who failed to disclose nearly $100 million in assets, said the disclosure forms were “complicated” and his omissions were “unintentional.”
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:45:20 GMTShoppers in Sanya, China, in September. Adjusted for inflation, consumer spending climbed 9.6 percent last year, led by blistering growth in online retail sales of 26.2 percent.Rising debt helped fuel growth last year. But the central bank told big banks that they could lend even more during an upcoming holiday period.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:27:08 GMTGeorge Osborne spoke at the Treasury in London in June after Britain voted to leave the European Union.The move by George Osborne, the former chancellor of the Exchequer, is the latest example of British politicians taking financial jobs.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:36:24 GMTIn “Swiss Army Man,” a corpse (Daniel Radcliffe) appears to take a selfie with a friend (Paul Dano). The film earned about $4.2 million in theatrical release.In the last decade, only one film that had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival has earned more than $40 million at the box office.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:00:23 GMTStates don’t always follow the lead of the federal government, and that is likely to be true regarding issues like climate change and health care.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:24:29 GMTThe Education Department told the Charlotte School of Law that its students would not be eligible for federal aid because it did not meet standards.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:19:36 GMTWoody Johnson, the owner of the New York Jets, at Trump Tower in Manhattan in November.Mr. Johnson is an old friend of President-elect Donald J. Trump, who has named just four ambassadors since his election in November.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:52:23 GMTThe author Fredrik Colting, whose KinderGuide books are based on classic novels.Two publishers and the estates of Arthur C. Clarke, Jack Kerouac, Truman Capote and Ernest Hemingway accused Fredrik Colting of copyright infringement.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:02 GMTClockwise from top left: Wilbur L. Ross, Rex W. Tillerson, Steven T. Mnuchin and Betsy DeVos, all nominees to be part of the Trump administration.President-elect Donald J. Trump says the federal government can be managed like a business. We’re about to find out if he’s right.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:26:12 GMTMichael Keaton portraying Ray Kroc in the new film “The Founder.”What do you do with all that money when you can never spend it all? After Ray Kroc amassed a vast fortune, his third wife, Joan, gave most of it to philanthropic causes.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:12:04 GMTPresident-elect Donald J. Trump addressed a luncheon at the Trump International Hotel in Washington on Thursday.From the moment he is sworn in, the new president, Donald J. Trump, may be in violation of a lease with the federal government.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:22:23 GMTIf you overspent on holiday gifts, credit experts advise that you pay down your card balance as quickly as possible.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:39:29 GMTDeb Baker, left, a retired high school teacher, and Barb Diner, a former marketing executive, at a customer’s production facility in Aurora, Colo. The women started Higher Standard Packaging, which sells containers to cannabis dispensaries.A retired schoolteacher and a former marketing executive built a company in Colorado that sells child-resistant containers to cannabis dispensaries.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:00:02 GMTAshton B. Carter, the outgoing secretary of defense.The outgoing secretary of defense says providing a clear sense of direction is especially important in the national security area.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:30:23 GMTSeparate the personal from the professional if colleagues rub you the wrong way, but let the boss know if they’re not doing their job.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:59:11 GMTSteve Hayes in his Manhattan apartment with some of the 13,500 automobile sales brochures he has collected.For Steve Hayes, a childhood hobby turned into a collection of 13,500 automotive marketing brochures. Most of them will soon be up for sale.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:32:01 GMTTo my surprise, in 1995 The Times turned down my offer of the nyt.com domain. I was told that it would be confused with the internet address of New York Telephone.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:14:49 GMTMost smartphones can store a visual history of your travels based on your GPS data, but you can turn it off.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:21:08 GMTWayne Barrett, a longtime investigative columnist for The Village Voice, in 2011 at his home in Brooklyn. There is, he once said, “no other job where you get paid to tell the truth.”In 37 years at The Village Voice, Mr. Barrett took on New York’s builders, landlords and politicians, among them Donald J. Trump and Rudolph W. Giuliani.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:41:09 GMTErik Pavia at the University of Texas at El Paso.Dozens of colleges are vaulting thousands of low-income students into the middle class and beyond, and yet are being starved of funding.