Three Higher Education Proposals to Watch from the White House

Over the last three weeks, Washington has seen a flurry of activity around federal higher education policy. Updates to the Negotiated Rulemaking schedule will extend the negotiations on higher education accreditation and innovation into early April. The House Committee on Education & Labor held their first hearing on college costs, with four more hearings […]

House price falls could spill over into small business, financial regulators warn

In its second quarterly statement, the Council of Financial Regulators said it would closely monitor lending to small business and urged banks to maintain the supply of credit to the sector. New lending to small business has slowed noticeably over the past year, and the situation was being complicated by […]

Mortgage warning: two-year deals ‘dangerous’ as house prices weaken and rates rise

  Looming interest-rate rises and a stagnant housing market mean first-time buyers with large mortgages are at risk of becoming “loan prisoners” where in future years they will be trapped paying some of the highest rates, mortgage experts have warned. The most popular mortgage deals involve fixing rates for just […]

Trump hosts small business owners at White House to talk taxes, economic growth

The Trump administration will tout small business success on Tuesday as part of its “American Dream Week”, highlighting how President Donald Trump’s economic agenda is designed to support — and simultaneously driven by — U.S. small business growth. The event will feature the Small Business Administration’s actions as an example […]