Interest Rates

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) (credit: maloney.house.gov)

New York Reps: Congress Must Stop Student Loan Interest From Doubling

Three New York members of Congress on Saturday urged their fellow lawmakers to act before student loan interest rates double.

06/29/2013

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City Councilman Wants Better Terms For Disaster Loans For Small Businesses

With many small businesses seeking federal loans to recover from the damage wrought by Superstorm Sandy, New York City Council Member Domenic Recchia Jr. (D-47th) wants the federal government to give those businesses more time and lower interest rates.

11/25/2012

Senator Charles E. Schumer at a news conference (Credit: Monica Miller/ WCBS 880)

Senator Schumer Calls On Congress To Block Student Loan Interest Rate Increase

Sen Charles Schumer took to the steps of the New York Public Library on Sunday, to ask Congress to approve a deal that would block a student loan increase.

06/24/2012

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Amid Rising Market Uncertainty, Gas Prices And Interest Rates Expected To Drop

Despite the recent ups and downs of the stock market that, economists say, could continue through the fall, there are some good news for consumers.

08/05/2011

Gas Pump (file / credit: Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)

Oil Analyst Peter Beutel Says Higher Interest Rates Could Mean Lower Gas Prices

Oil company earnings won’t drive down prices at the gas pump, but one oil analyst has an idea about what might.

04/25/2011

Anthony Weiner (credit: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Weiner Warns Of High Rates On Store Credit Cards

A study released by Rep. Anthony Weiner that examined credit cards at major NYC stores revealed that the average interest rate of a retail store credit card was 24 percent.

11/14/2010

NY Lawmakers Introduce Protections For Credit Card Users

Congressman John Hall (D-Dover Plains) and Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Greenburgh) announced sweeping changes to credit card issuers Monday.

08/23/2010