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Report: Economic concerns drive college choices

College costs are driving decisions about which schools to attend, what to study and even where to live, according to a report from loan giant Sallie Mae.Full story

News Summary: Senate fails on student loans again

FAILED AGAIN: A proposal from Senate Democratic leaders that would have held interest rates on subsidized Stafford loans at 3.4 percent for another year failed to pass a procedural hurdle. Full story

Consumer credit rises by most in a year

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Consumer credit increased in May by the most in a year, a sign low borrowing costs were boosting economic growth although interest rates have since risen. Full story

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