debt

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu September 18, 2014

9/18/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative reporter, Rosemary Armao and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
House ISIS Vote
Times Poll on Obama Security Plan
Times Square Security
Debtor Rules
Health Stories

New York News
4:47 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Authorities Say Soldiers Get $92M In Debt Relief

Credit Post University in Connecticut

New York and 12 other states have settled an investigation into improper lending with a court agreement to shut down the company and expected to provide $92 million in debt relief for 17,800 U.S. military personnel.

New York's Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says deceptive practices by Rome Finance Co. based in California and Georgia included failing to accurately disclose charges and interest rates and helping retailers inflate prices, with repayments taken from soldiers' paychecks.

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New York News
4:45 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Court Injunction Halts Buffalo Debt Collectors

A federal judge has ordered Buffalo-based debt collectors to stop telling borrowers they face prison for check fraud and making other false threats. 

The injunction, sought by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the Federal Trade Commission, freezes assets of the collection operation and gives temporary control to a court-appointed receiver.

The defendants agreed to the injunction without admitting wrongdoing.

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New York News
6:00 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

NY Settles Probes Of 2 Debt Collectors

The New York attorney general has settled investigations of two debt collectors with civil penalties and agreements they stop pursuing default judgments on claims that are legally too old to collect.

New York's statute of limitations to collect is generally six years.

Authorities say nearly 3,000 improper judgments for about $16 million will be vacated.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri July 12, 2013

7/12/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and Ray Graf. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics:
Farm Bill
Fillibuster Limit
Debt Collection
Bulger Trial
Student Loan Snag

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed July 10, 2013

7/10/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, our News Man, Ray Graf, and the CEO of Proctor’s Theatre in Schenectady, NY – Philip Morris.

They discuss upstate tourism, the arts, and the impact of casino gaming in NYS.

US News
10:10 am
Wed January 23, 2013

House GOP seeks to defuse debt crisis

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio
Credit Gage Skidmore / Flickr

WASHINGTON (AP) -- With tacit support from President Barack Obama, House Republicans are moving to try to defuse a potential debt crisis with legislation to prevent an economy-rattling fiscal crisis for at least three months.

The GOP legislation marks a tactical retreat by House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who is eager to avoid a potential first-ever default on U.S. payment and debt obligations as he wrestles with Obama and his Democratic allies over taxes, spending and the deficit.

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New York News
10:00 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Comptroller DiNapoli says New York debt tops $63 billion

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli
Credit Office of the State Comptroller

ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York comptroller says the state government's debt has topped $63 billion, with New York on track to approach its borrowing limit in early 2014.

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says Monday the debt burden, averaging $3,253 per resident, is almost three times the national median. New York's debt is second only to California's $96.4 billion in state-funded debt and 80 percent higher than New Jersey, which is in third place.

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North Country News
8:03 am
Tue May 1, 2012

VT U.S. Representative Welch Collects Student Debt Stories

Vermont's U.S. Representative Peter Welch is compiling stories about student debt.  WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports... 

Welch was at the University of Vermont on Monday where he met with students, some of whom are working multiple jobs and studying full time as they accumulate student loan debt.

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North Country News
6:30 am
Mon April 30, 2012

VT U.S. Representative Welch to Collect Student Debt Stories

Vermont's U.S. Representative Peter Welch is going to be compiling stories about student debt.

Welch is going to be at the University of Vermont on Monday where he will launch an initiative to compile stories from Vermont students and families about the burden of student loan debt.

In Vermont, almost 70 percent of college graduates have an average of $30,000 in debt.

Student debt is topping $1 trillion dollars, exceeding credit card debt.