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Improving Student Loan Servicing

The Center for American Progress makes comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on ways to improve student loan servicing.

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Do Not Gut Financial Reform in the Name of Helping Small Banks

article icon Issue Brief The banking industry’s claims that policymakers must roll back financial reform to help small banks do not stand up to scrutiny.

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Retirement Labels and Retirement Receipts Could Save American Investors Billions Each Year

Easy-to-understand fee disclosures can help those saving for retirement make better-informed decisions.

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How to Foster Long-Term Innovation Investment

article icon Issue Brief Ensuring that equity markets serve investors who take the long view of companies’ growth prospects is important for corporate bottom lines and economic growth.

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New Data Illustrate the Failure of the Trickle-Down Experiment

Updated data from University of California, Berkeley, economist Emmanuel Saez illustrate how middle-class income growth is essential to promote healthy economic growth.

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A Decade of Progress in Controlling Medicare Spending

New long-term Medicare spending projections from the Congressional Budget Office are dramatically lower than similar projections from 2005.

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Congress Makes Itself Dysfunctional with Legislative Branch Cuts

Cutting funding for the legislative branch makes Congress less competent and more reliant on special interests.

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Top 5 Worst Provisions in the House FY 2016 Transportation Appropriations Bill

The House transportation appropriations bill would roll back essential safety regulations and cut core infrastructure programs, harming America’s competitiveness and mobility.

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Report of the Commission on Inclusive Prosperity

book_alt2 icon Report Nations need to ensure both that economic growth takes place and that it is broadly shared. Nations succeed when their middle class is secure in the expectation that those willing to work are able to work and that standards of living will increase.

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The Middle-Class Squeeze

book_alt2 icon Report America's middle class is being squeezed by stagnant—and in many cases declining—incomes and rising costs. To address the middle-class squeeze, we need to enact policies that will both increase incomes and also address rising child care, higher education, health care, housing, and retirement costs.

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Economic Snapshot: July 2015

article icon Issue Brief Middle-class economic stability for all is the key to stronger economic growth and should be front and center on policymakers’ agendas.

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