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Despite the federal government’s push to make more information available to consumers, two out of three people say it is still difficult to find out how much a doctor or hospital charges for a specific procedure or treatment....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Jordan Rau | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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On the eve of the 2015 federal budget these 35 charts from financial experts will help you understand what's going on in the economy The post The charts every Canadian should be watching appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Jason Kirby | Monday, April 20, 2015
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Too often, news stories about people in prison or jail use dehumanizing language to describe those under government control. The term “inmate” is the most pervasive of these words; it is widely used by judges, prison and jail officials and staff,...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Victoria Law | Monday, April 20, 2015
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Recent used car purchase is costing me money. What should I do about this?Ever since I began driving, I've been buying used cars for no more than $2000. My first car, a Ford Taurus, lasted me a good six years before I got into an accident (no fault of...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: morning_television | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Rhea Shannon gets her student debt forgiven after sharing her heartfelt story.
From: Black Enterprise | By: Brittany Dandy | Monday, April 20, 2015
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Henry M. Paulson, Treasury secretary during the 2008 financial crisis, warns China in a new book that it will undoubtedly have to “face a reckoning.”...
From: New York Times | By: ANDREW ROSS SORKIN | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Filed under: Student Loans, Banking, Personal Finance, Credit Cards, Financial Services, Auto Insurance Lauren Burke There are countless startups sitting on mountains of venture capital money and promising to change the world. Most journalists have focused...
From: Daily Finance | By: Nick Clements | Monday, April 20, 2015
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A secured credit card is similar to a traditional credit card in many ways, and it can be a useful financial tool for several reasons.
From: The Motley Fool | By: Matthew Frankel, The Motley Fool | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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The former Communist states in Europe have seen a sharp rise in adult children living at home, but nothing like in Slovakia, where three out of four 18- to 34-year-olds live with their parents....
From: New York Times | By: RICK LYMAN | Monday, April 20, 2015
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Robert Hays has joined Levine Leichtman Capital Partners as an MD and co-head of investor relations. Most recently, Hays was Director of Investor Relations at H.I.G. Capital for five years.
From: PE Hub | By: Luisa Beltran | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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China's Baoding Tianwei Baobian Electric just became the first state-owned business to default on onshore Chinese debt according to Reuters — that's a bad news landmark for China's economy, which is struggling to cope with a slowdown in growth. The...
From: Business Insider | By: Mike Bird | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Updated from 7:12 a.m. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Monday, April 20: 1. -- U.S. stock futures were rising going into one of the busiest weeks of earnings season. European stocks roared back to life on Monday, led by...
From: TheStreet | By: Nora Morrison | Monday, April 20, 2015
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Carlyle Group LP has decided to liquidate the two mutual funds it launched last year, regulatory filings showed this week, as the private equity firm seeks other ways to gain more traction with so-called liquid alternative funds.
From: PE Hub | By: Greg Roumeliotis | Monday, April 20, 2015
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April 21: Plus, an earnings bonanza, an anti-trust marathon, and the future of Coca-Cola The post All the federal budget speculation that’s fit to print appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Katherine Dunn | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Joel Kotkin over the The Daily Beast has a has scribbled out the millionth version of the "California is Dying" article--a genre of conservative wishful thinking that turns out to...
From: Washington Monthly | By: David Atkins | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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The announcement that Sweet Briar College, a 114-year -old all-women's liberal arts college in Virginia, will close after the current semester sent shock waves through the world of academia this spring. And it caused extreme heartache to a deeply loyal...
From: Business Insider | By: Abby Jackson | Monday, April 20, 2015
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“Sake is the most soporific of wines, and in its effects is something, like opium or hasheesh.”--Mary Ogden Vaughan (1910) Years ago, on my first trip to San Francisco, I visited the Tasting Room and Sake Museum of Takara Sake USA, Inc. in Berkeley....
From: The Passionate Foodie | By: Richard Auffrey | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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With legislators seemingly deadlocked on Medicaid expansion in Florida, residents in the "coverage gap" are stitching together their medical care through personal ingenuity, half doses of medicines and low-cost clinics....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Daniel Chang, Miami Herald | Monday, April 20, 2015
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A company aimed at preserving the financial well-being of deployed servicemembers by processing payments to creditors on the consumers’ behalf instead contributed to customers’ financial distress by charging millions of dollars in hidden fees, the...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Monday, April 20, 2015
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Millennials are more optimistic about their finances than any other age group, according to a recent survey, despite weathering a student debt crisis and the worse recession in 80 years to start their young working lives. Millennials reported more confidence...
From: Christian Science Monitor | Monday, April 20, 2015
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Babson Capital Management said Monday it provided debt and made an equity co-investment to support Dunn Paper Inc.’s buy of the Specialty Mills business from Clearwater Paper Corp. Financial terms weren’t announced. The deal includes five Clearwater...
From: PE Hub | By: Luisa Beltran | Monday, April 20, 2015
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Let’s say that you and a casual friend meet for lunch two or three times a year, but otherwise have little contact.  One day you would say to the friend “let’s become Batman and Robin and fight violent crime together in Gotham City, trusting our...
From: Marginal Revolution | By: Tyler Cowen | Monday, April 20, 2015
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What not to do after a performance review - Levo 7 North American travel destinations you should book - PureWow How to find the best real estate agent for you - Trulia How to forgive debt - The Billfold The cities you should plan your retirement in -...
From: SavvySugar | By: Aimee-Simeon | Monday, April 20, 2015
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Harvest Partners LP and Cressey & Company LP has led a recapitalization of VetCor Group Holdings Corp. No financial terms were disclosed. Jefferies LLC provided financial advice to VetCor on the transaction while Golub Capital arranged the senior...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Monday, April 20, 2015
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Arms maker Raytheon Co. said it would buy cybersecurity provider Websense Inc. from private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for $1.9 billion, including debt....
From: New York Times | By: REUTERS | Monday, April 20, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Patterson Companies shares closed trading up 0.7% to $47.28 on Monday, continuing to gain following reports that it is looking to sell its rehabilitation supply business for between $500 million and $600 million, according to Reuters.The...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Monday, April 20, 2015
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Hillary Clinton, Progressives & the Uphill Climbby Gaius PubliusThe increasing likelihood that Hillary Clinton may achieve the Democratic nomination for president without a serious challenge from the left has progressive discussion groups abuzz....
From: Hullabaloo | By: Gaius Publius | Monday, April 20, 2015
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The hope for our collective survival in the face of a likely climate catastrophe has been vested in a combination of multilateral emissions rearrangements and national regulation. But the premise behind the core strategy must be debated.Pirapora, Brazil....
From: Truthout | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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H.I.G. Capital has named Henri Penchas to its Latin America advisory board. Penchas is a senior executive at Itaúsa.
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Monday, April 20, 2015
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I'm 22, about to graduate, and have a free summer. This is amazing! Might be the last chunk of time I have like this for, I don't know, ever? And omg, what do I do with it?I'm a soon-to-be-college-graduate who for Reasons took a very late start date...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: R a c h e l | Monday, April 20, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Orchids Paper Products Co. are down by 7.30% to $23.23 in late morning trading on Monday after the tissue paper products manufacturer announced the commencement of a proposed underwritten public offering of 1.5 million...
From: TheStreet | By: Amanda Schiavo | Monday, April 20, 2015
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To the list of political figures who will spend much of the next year in early-decision states such as Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina, we can now add the ex-con formerly known as Inmate No. 84888-054: Bernard Kerik. Owing to his status as a...
From: New Yorker | By: Ben McGrath | Monday, April 20, 2015
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Economist Gerald Epstein and his colleague Juan Antonio Montecino sought to find out who in the economy tends to benefit from the Fed's actions. They conclude that Wall Street and wealthy Americans are the big winners from policies like quantitative...
From: Truthout | Monday, April 20, 2015
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Well, at least the Dallas Morning News was kinda nice to Liberty University. In the lede to its story on Ted Cruz in New Hampshire, the newspaper called it a "huge evangelical Christian college." Once upon a time, I believe, mainstream media routinely...
From: Get Religion | By: Jim Davis | Monday, April 20, 2015
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Chinese real estate developer Kaisa has officially defaulted on its debt.  This story has been developing for months, and it's confirmation of what can go wrong for investors who are making risky bets in an emerging economy. It's also a reminder that...
From: Business Insider | By: Myles Udland | Monday, April 20, 2015
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Canada's Public Sector Pension Investment Board has invested in AmWINS Group, a global distributor of specialty insurance products and services. The investment values AmWINS at an enterprise value of more than $2.3 billion. AmWINS is now equally owned...
From: PE Hub | By: Chris Witkowsky | Monday, April 20, 2015
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Filed under: Family Money, Personal Finance, Credit Cards, Shopping, Credit History Getty Images By Brian O'Connell NEW YORK -- The best time of life to get a credit card is when you're college-aged, but that's not how things are working. According to...
From: Daily Finance | By: MainStreet.com | Monday, April 20, 2015
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Greece should never have joined the euro and will most likely default, according to a former United Kingdom government finance chief.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Simon Constable | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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There are financial problems and tough decisions that many are facing these days. Thanks to stagnant wages, reduced employment, and rising prices, many people find themselves forced to face a severe reduction in their financial resources. If you are...
From: The Blog that Ruth Built | By: Kate Pierce | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Greece’s debt crisis may be weighing on Europe’s largest economy.
From: Women's Wear Daily | By: Bloomberg Staff | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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All the latest economic and financial news, including developments around Greece’s debt talksBloomberg: ECB losing patience with GreeceGreek shares fall, bond yields hit new highsGazprom chief heading to Athens 10.11am BST Some reaction to the ZEW...
From: The Guardian | By: Graeme Wearden | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Zew index drops for first time in six months induced by ongoing Greece’s debt crisis
From: Irish Times | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Series of scandals and tougher lending rules prompts £37m loss and talk of brand overhaul at UK’s largest payday lenderWonga, Britain’s biggest payday lender, has slumped into the red by £37m and said it is considering changing its name after a...
From: The Guardian | By: Julia Kollewe | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Greece on Thursday sounded a mix of defiance and willingness to compromise with its international creditors on reforms required to unlock more loans, as it faces running out of money ahead of debt repayments next month.
From: France 24 | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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What, Exactly, Do You Want? - Cass Sunstein What the Weather Wrought - macroblog Thinking about family firms - Updated Priors History of sociology - Understanding Society Inflation goal may be too low, says Rosengren - FT.com Trust and the...
From: Economist's View | By: Mark Thoma | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Euro zone still waiting to see new Greek reform list.
From: Reuters | By: Mike Peacock | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Filed under: Personal Finance, Planning Shutterstock If $10,000 suddenly and unexpectedly found its way into your lap, what would you do with it? That $10,000 is a substantial chunk of change. Still, while it's enough to make a difference in the short...
From: Daily Finance | By: Chuck Saletta | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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The accumulated debt of Hungarian hospitals reached HUF 83 bln in March, napi.hu reported yesterday. According to data published by the State Treasury, the total debt of hospitals increased by a remarkable HUF 7 bln. 
From: Budapest Business Journal | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The son of former federal cabinet member and longtime congressman Ray LaHood remained the overwhelming favorite Monday as the field took shape for the special election to replace disgraced former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock in a heavily...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Karl: Welcome to the Renegade Economists with your host, Karl Fitzgerald. This week we’re stepping back in time, way back some 10,000 years BC into the world of archaeology, Egyptology and Assyriology. Yes, it’s time for another special with Professor...
From: Gene Expression | By: Michael Hudson | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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