loans http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Payday Loan Industry Under Scrutiny, Mo. Opponents Renew Effort To Cap Interest Rates http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/payday-loan-industry-under-scrutiny-mo-opponents-renew-effort-cap-interest-rates <p>Opponents of payday loans say extremely high interest rates and quick turn-around sink people into a never-ending cycle of debt. Those in favor of the loans say they are providing a necessary service by offering loans to people who otherwise would not have access to them.</p><p><a href="http://www.propublica.org/series/debt-inc">An investigative series by reporter Paul Kiel of ProPublica</a> is shedding light on the issue.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 21:40:29 +0000 Camille Phillips 28861 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Payday Loan Industry Under Scrutiny, Mo. Opponents Renew Effort To Cap Interest Rates As deadline to drop out nears, McCaskill steps up attacks on Akin http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/deadline-drop-out-nears-mccaskill-steps-attacks-akin <p>After weeks of focusing on her image as a moderate Democrat who isn't afraid of compromise, Senator Claire&nbsp;McCaskill&nbsp;stepped up the attack on her opponent in November's Election, Congressman Todd Akin.</p><p>In a speech to Democrats in Callaway County, the Senator touched on a variety of issues to incite Democratic voters. One topic that garnered the most applause (and laughter) from the audience was student loans.</p><p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 16:05:16 +0000 Chris McDaniel 4615 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org As deadline to drop out nears, McCaskill steps up attacks on Akin McCaskill attacks Akin for comments on student loans http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-attacks-akin-comments-student-loans <p></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">Democratic Senator Claire<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>McCaskill has been on the attack against her Republican opponent, criticizing Congressman Akin for controversial comments he’s made. But the comments she's attacking are not related to abortion.</span></p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 20:59:42 +0000 Chris McDaniel 4554 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill attacks Akin for comments on student loans Activists protest to lower payday loan interest rates, raise the minimum wage http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/activists-protest-lower-payday-loan-interest-rates-raise-minimum-wage <p></p><p>Supporters of a failed effort to place initiatives on the November ballot in Missouri that would cap interest rates on payday loans and raise the minimum wage rallied in St. Louis today.</p><p>From priests to teenagers, around 100 people marched around a payday loan shop on Grand Ave.</p><p>Jamala Rogers is with Jobs for Justice and helped collect signatures for the ballot initiatives.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 01:31:33 +0000 Tim Lloyd 4512 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Activists protest to lower payday loan interest rates, raise the minimum wage Morning headlines: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-september-4-2012 <p><strong>Legal fight between Quinn and Union continues</strong></p><p>The legal fight between Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and the union that represents prisons workers continues this week.</p><p>Quinn had wanted the prisons closed by last Friday. Instead that day an arbitrator said the administration violated its contract with the prison workers' union by moving to close the facilities before they'd finished what's called "impact bargaining."</p><p>Union spokesman Anders Lindall says impact bargaining doesn't only affect employees facing layoffs.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 14:28:19 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 4480 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 Morning headlines: Thursday, April 12, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-april-12-2012 <p><strong>Study: Corps made the right choice in breaching Birds Point</strong></p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 13:53:04 +0000 The Associated Press & KRCU 3475 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, April 12, 2012 Morning headlines: Monday, August 22, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-august-22-2011 <p><strong>Critics challenge Mo. measure to limit payday loan interest</strong></p><p>The proposed ballot measure would cap interest, fees and charges for payday and car title loans at 36 percent per year.</p><p>Critics of the proposal filed a lawsuit in the state Capitol&#39;s home of Cole County. The suit contends a ballot summary for the proposal is inadequate and unfair and that the cost estimate for the proposal does not address all the possible costs.</p> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 14:18:10 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1915 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, August 22, 2011 Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-august-10-2011 <p><strong>Wording approved for Mo. ballot measure limiting payday loans</strong></p><p>A group of community and religious leaders is proposing a Missouri ballot measure that would effectively limit the cost of payday loans. The secretary of state&#39;s office on Tuesday approved the wording of a proposed ballot summary, allowing supporters to begin a petition drive to put the question on a statewide ballot.</p> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 14:32:11 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1837 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 Mo. treasurer Zweifel making fast, low-interest loans available to disaster victims http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-treasurer-zweifel-making-fast-low-interest-loans-available-disaster-victims <p>The Missouri State Treasurer is making low-interest loans available to over 40 counties trying to rebound from a string of weather-related disasters.<br /><br />State Treasurer Clint Zweifel, who was in the St. Louis region Tuesday, says the loans will help homeowners and businesses qualify for loans in less than 24 hours.</p><p>Zweifel also says the new program will cut red tape and help qualified borrowers receive low-interest assistance loans in less than 24 hours.</p> Tue, 10 May 2011 22:29:15 +0000 Adam Allington 1212 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. treasurer Zweifel making fast, low-interest loans available to disaster victims Former Mo. gov forgives loan to current Lt. Gov. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-mo-gov-forgives-loan-current-lt-gov <p>Former Missouri Gov. <a href="http://www.mattblunt.com/">Matt Blunt</a> has forgiven a loan he made to the man who wants the job he once held.</p> Thu, 30 Dec 2010 20:04:52 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 219 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former Mo. gov forgives loan to current Lt. Gov.