Daniel Indiviglio is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist, based in Washington, where he covers the intersection of politics and business. He joined from The Atlantic, where he covered a similar beat, providing analysis on topics such as financial regulation, housing finance policy, the Treasury, and the Fed. He also wrote for Forbes. He is a 2011 Robert Novak Journalism Fellow through the Phillips Foundation. Prior to becoming a journalist, Dan spent several years working as an investment banker and a consultant for financial services firms. He holds a BA from Cornell University, where he triple majored in economics, philosophy and physics. Follow Dan on Twitter @indiviglio
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Borrowing for education has soared over the past decade, ballooning to $1.2 trln and growing far faster than GDP. With serious delinquencies at 11 pct and Washington on the hook, there’s a mess in the making. A Breakingviews calculator shows how big Uncle Sam’s exposure could get.
U.S. lawmakers accused central bank Chair Janet Yellen of playing political favorites. Revealing more about her meetings wouldn’t hurt. But Fed officials favor different economic models that may reflect party divisions. That doesn’t mean they aren’t making their own decisions.
The Fed chair deftly parried conflicting calls for more patience and higher interest rates in congressional testimony on Tuesday. What she didn’t do is offer clarity on the timing of a rate hike. The strategy may calm markets now but ensures everyone will be caught off guard.
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