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Analysis: Is student loan, education bubble next?

November 6, 2011 in West Central Tribune

First the dot.coms popped, then mortgages. Are student loans and higher education the next bubble, the latest investment craze inflating on borrowed money and misplaced faith it can never go bad?
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Fed regulators watch farm banks as soaring land prices draw bubble concern

October 7, 2011 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON When regulators come knocking at the Bank of Newman Grove, Neb., inquiring about loan risks, Chairman Jeffrey Gerhart has a “stress test” ready to show how his portfolio would fare if rural land prices dropped 25 percent. Or 50 percent. Or 75 percent. Continue Reading