Author: East Texas Review

Texas, Mexico discuss business future

ETR Report Despite the “building a wall” along Mexico border rhetoric, Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos has met with the Association of Mexican Entrepreneurs in a San Antonio summit to consider the future of Mexico-Texas economic relations. This meeting came on the eve of Pablos’ first visit to Mexico as Texas’ Secretary of State. The San Antonio summit provided the opportunity for discussion of how Texas and Mexico can benefit from collaboration between Texan and Mexican entrepreneurs and industry leaders.             “Texas needs a strong Mexico. Mexico needs a strong Texas, and we all need a strong Texas-Mexico...

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Statement by President Barack Obama

Congratulations to my friend Tom Perez on his election to lead the Democratic Party, and on his choice of Keith Ellison to help him lead it.  I’m proud of all the candidates who ran, and who make this great party what it is.  What unites our party is a belief in opportunity – the idea that however you started out, whatever you look like, or whomever you love, America is the place where you can make it if you try.  Over the past eight years, our party continued its track record of delivering on that promise: growing the economy,...

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TRUMP AND THE BLACK CAUCUS PLAN TO MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME

By Lauren Victoria Burke/NNPA Newswire Contributor Following a bizarre exchange with American Urban Radio Networks White House Correspondent April Ryan, the Congressional Black Caucus is in talks with President Donald Trump to set up a meeting. Trump asked, Ryan, a veteran Black journalist, if she could set up a meeting with him and the CBC, as if Ryan was an employee of the White House or a special assistant to the CBC. Ryan responded by saying, “I’m a journalist.” The confusing exchange was one of several moments at an unscheduled press conference Trump held at the White House on...

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NAVIENT CHARGED STUDENT BORROWERS TOO MUCH, SAYS CFPB

By Charlene Crowell /NNPA Newswire Columnist   The financial futures of more than 12 million federal and private student loan borrowers who collectively owe approximately $300 billion is at the crux of a lawsuit filed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). CFPB is suing Navient Corporation and two of its subsidiaries for using shortcuts and deception to illegally cheat borrowers out of their rights to lower loan repayments. Illegal loan servicing failures caused more than one-in-four borrowers to pay more than they should have. A CFPB investigation of Navient, the nation’s largest student loan servicer of both private...

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