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What’s the best way to protect people from predatory lending? One federal agency has a new proposal, but it’s getting mixed reviews — even among people who agree that something needs to be done. 

University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

With one in three American adults now classified as obese, the search is on for new explanations.  Health professionals have blamed excess consumption of sugar and fat coupled with a lack of exercise.  Now, an economist at the University of Virginia is speaking out.

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The new disruptive economy is shaking up everything from the newspapers to the music business, and the latest target is the hotel industry. But local governments aren’t getting their cut of the action, at least not yet. 

Michael Pope

Faith leaders from across Virginia are joining forces with religious figures from around the country to press federal regulators to take action against predatory lending. The move comes in reaction to a new federal rule designed to protect consumers. 

Associated Press

The federal government is about to move forward with a new rule designed to protect consumers from predatory lending. But critics say the rule doesn’t go far enough. 

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