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Sen. Hagan frustrated with indecision on student loan interest rates

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videoNorth Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan (D) said she's frustrated because Wednesday a bill to restore low federal student loan interest rates could not get enough votes to be debated. Full story...
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Sen. Hagan disappointed by DAK Americas closure

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videoSen. Kay Hagan (D-North Carolina) said she's disappointed to see that 600 workers will lose their jobs when DAK Americas shuts down in Navassa. Full story...
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House overrides Perdue veto of student loan opt-out

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The House has overridden a veto by Gov. Bev Perdue on legislation to give all North Carolina community colleges the ability to decline to offer certain low-interest federal student loans. Full story...
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Hagan pushes to stop colleges using tax money for recruiting, marketing

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If one US Senator has her way, North Carolina colleges and universities will soon have to pay out of pocket for marketing and recruiting. As a proponent of President Obama's push to extend lower federal student loan interest rates, Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) wants to take it one step farther. Full story...
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Students happy about plan to lower student loan payments

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video As the economy sags many college grads find themselves burdened by student loan debt while struggling to find a job. Today President Obama announced a plan that could provide some relief through lower student payments. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: College student falls victim to federal loan changes

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About this time every year students get ready for school. At Cape Fear Community College, registration is this week, and many students are looking for financial aid. For some, that aid will not be available. Full story...
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Perdue vetoes health plan, student loan bills

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Gov. Bev Perdue has vetoed two bills, including one that would have required monthly premiums for all active North Carolina state workers and teachers for health insurance. Full story...
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Bill changing loan program mandate heads to NC gov

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North Carolina's community colleges wouldn't be forced to participate in the federal student loan program in legislation heading to Gov. Beverly Perdue's desk. Full story...
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Economy affecting student loans

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videoMany college students rely on loans to help pay for school, but the ailing economy is affecting private loans available to students. Full story...
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