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Interest rates on federal student loans will fall

As of July 1, the rate on direct loans for undergraduates will be 3.76 percent. The rate on direct loans made to graduate students will be 5.31 percent, down from 5.84 percent. The rate for Plus loans, made to the parents of undergraduates or to graduate students, is 6.31 percent, down from 6.84 percent.

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Blue Cross eyes major exit from individual market

Minnesota's largest health insurer will pull the bulk of its plans off the individual market at the end of the year, forcing an estimated 103,000 residents to find new health care plans and providing the latest reminder of volatility in the market that's been reshaped by President Barack Obama's health care law.

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Elliott J. Clark, 65, of Kansas City, MO, spent five years caught in the debt trap of payday loan interest when his wife's broken ankle began his high-interest cycle trap.
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