Author: East Texas Review

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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U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) address Texas State Rifle Association

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) addressed the Texas State Rifle Association at its annual general meeting in Round Rock, Texas over the weekend.  In his remarks he announced that this week,  he will introduce the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, legislation to allow those with concealed carry privileges in their home states to exercise those rights in states with similar...

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The University of Texas at Tyler Students Earn Top CPA Exam Achievement

Graduate accounting students at The University of Texas at Tyler achieved a top milestone on the Uniform Certified Public Accountant examination. In the “Candidate Performance on the Uniform CPA Exam–University Edition 2016,” recently published by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, The University of Texas at Tyler’s average score, 83.6, ranked first in Texas and sixth nationwide. Passing is 75. Candidates are classified as graduate-level students who sat for any section for the first time in 2016 within one year of graduation. In addition, the university’s pass rate of 62.5 percent ranked eighth in Texas. The overall national average...

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