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House Expected To Vote On Student Loan Deal
Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 6:59 am
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
NPR's business news starts with hope for a student loan dean.
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MONTAGNE: On July 1st, most student loan rates doubled, and it's been a political and PR thorn in Congress' side since then. Today, the House is expected to vote on a bipartisan agreement. Unlike past deals, this one would tie the student loan rate to the financial markets. That could mean higher rates down the line as the economy improves. But for now, it would mean lower rates again, and would be retroactive to the beginning of this month. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.