Monthly Archives: June 2012

Congress Finalizes Deal on Student Loan Rates

The new bill fixing student loan rates for one year could prove a double-edged sword for some higher-education students. While the deal, finalized Friday by the U.S. House of Representatives, locks in the 3.4 percent rate that undergraduate students have had in the past, it also eliminates two federal subsidies for student loans. After months

Slavery: A Stealth Scourge More Active Than Ever?

While the last country to abolish slavery did so in 1981, today the practice remains very much alive. It’s stealth, but if anything, the slave trade – especially the trafficking of men and women, young and old – appears to be flourishing, with experts pegging the number of modern-day slaves higher than during the trans-Atlantic