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Treasury Deputy Secretary Says Student Loan Debt Not ‘Inherently Bad’

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Speaking at the 56th annual meeting of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) on Monday, U.S. Department of Treasury Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin said she does not see the nation's growing problem of student loan debt leading to an economic meltdown – and student loan debt may not be affecting a borrower's ability to buy a home, depending on that borrower's financial situation.

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SIGTARP Requests More Transparency from Treasury

The watchdog that oversees the money given under the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) has called for more transparency from the U.S. Treasury Department. In a letter to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew dated September 2, the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Recovery Program (SIGTARP), Christy Romero, stated that a SIGTARP audit found evidence that the Treasury Department modified "some of the data reported by the financial institutions" in a report on how TARP funds were spent.

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Investors Sue Federal Government Over GSE Profits

New York-based hedge fund giant Pershing Square Capital Management sued the U.S. government on August 14, alleging that common stockholders in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been short changed since the government began sweeping profits from the GSEs into the U.S. Department of Treasury starting in 2012.

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