“Are you rich now? Are you up to some kind of pyramid scheme?” U.S. Sen. Al Franken asked the two girls at Tartan High School’s student-run credit union branch.
Seniors Hannah Lee and Barkot Berhanu took the former comedian’s quips in stride, staying on message with their explanation of how the credit union is part of a schoolwide focus on financial literacy. Lee listed budgeting, building credit and how to apply for loans as part of the students’ lesson plan.
Consumer advocates and debt collectors are in a dogfight over a proposal before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to allow robocalls to cellphones. The proposal would allow businesses, including debt collectors, to make robocalls to cellphones if they “intended” to call the person in question. Read the full article >>
This is an exciting time for people who use the Internet (and those who don’t won’t read this). On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, is expected to vote to adopt new rules to protect net neutrality. By adopting these rules, the FCC will take a crucial step to ensure the Internet remains the […]
Some state lawmakers want to level the playing field when it comes to accessing information online. Sen. Al Franken wants people to support net neutrality, which prevents Internet service providers from allowing companies to buy faster website service or block competitors. Read the full article >>
On Tuesday, Sen. Al Franken introduced the Student Non-Discrimination Act, a bill that would adress [sic] bullying and discrimination in public schools. “Kids need to feel safe in their schools in order to learn,” Sen. Franken said in a statement. “Right now, our civil rights laws explicitly protect children from bullying due to race, sex, […]
WASHINGTON — Democratic Sen. Al Franken on Wednesday pressed Samsung and LG to explain how the companies’ “smart televisions” voice recognition technology works in light of media reports that the television has the capacity to capture personal conversations. The Daily Beast reported earlier this week that Samsung smart televisions have a “listening mode” and can […]