GOP leaves questions on financial reform

A net of balloons rests on rows of chairs as workers prepare for the arrival of visitors and delegates for the Republican National Convention on July 15, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio. DOMINICK REUTER/Getty Images If drafts of the Republican Party platform are any indication, banking — specifically, reshaping financial regulation — would be a big…

Student loans a back burner issue for GOP

Bill Clark/Getty Images Debt-ridden graduates, and families of current and future college students will want to listen for any firm student loans proposals that might emerge from this week’s Republican National Convention. Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has no major policy statements about student debt on his website. But some of his ideas have trickled…

Trump names Pence as running mate

Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images After a high-stakes election version of “The Apprentice” this week, Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump announced his choice for vice-presidential running mate: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. Trump made it official on Twitter. (Where else?) I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Vice Presidential…

$5M ‘reward’ for Trump tax return

Donald Trump bought the Mar-a-Lago estate in 1985 and lived in it until 1995, when it became The Mar-a-Lago Club for members. He still occupies private quarters on weekends and holidays. Photo Credit: Davidoff Studios Photography/Getty Images What are Donald Trump’s tax returns worth? $5 million to one curious rich person. An anonymous individual has…

Clinton floats college tuition plan. Will it fly?

Clinton floats college tuition plan. Will it fly? Kena Betancur/Getty Images Hillary Clinton is borrowing an idea from former Democratic presidential rival Bernie Sanders that would remove the burden of paying for college from many families. Under Hillary’s plan, by 2021, families with income up to $85,000 initially — rising to $125,000 by 2021 —…