Undergraduate college students will be able to access a certain kind of loan for the low rate of 3.4 percent for one more year. The interest rate on Stafford loans was about to double, but lawmakers reached an agreement recently to keep the rate low. Renee Montagne talks to financial planner Tim Maurer about low-cost student loans.
The federal minimum wage stands at $7.25, and there's a growing call for hourly workers to earn more. There's a bill in the Senate to boost the national minimum wage, but some say it would do more harm than good for businesses and the economy.
A scandal introduced many to LIBOR this week, key interest rates used to regulate everything from credit cards to student loans in the global economy. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz and guests explain just how big the LIBOR scandal could get and why we here in the U.S. should care.
There's been a paradigm shift in the NBA: Older players are signing huge new contracts. This week was the most recent example, with Steve Nash and Kevin Garnett signing huge deals even though they're approaching 40 years old.
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