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The bottom half of U.S. earners saw their incomes declined by 1 percent, while the top 1 percent saw a rise of 198
From: Salon.com | By: Les Leopold, AlterNet | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Bankers and the Republicans who listen to them want to undo a number of regulations
From: Salon.com | By: John Light, BillMoyers.com | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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LeBron took the high road too often during Barkley's trash talk. Here's some ammo if Sir Charles comes at him again
From: Salon.com | By: D. Watkins | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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Bon Jovi's America is a country of hard times, with personal fortitude and ingenuity the only way to survive
From: Salon.com | By: Stephen Deusner | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Promises to cut domestic regulations or shake up the system do not a tolerable libertarian make. Trump is indeed a major threat to core libertarian values. Ask Ludwig Von Mises.
From: Reason | By: Brian Doherty | Friday, February 17, 2017
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With taxes rising, many Greeks are closing their books but, as they join a shadow economy, not their businesses.
From: New York Times | By: LIZ ALDERMAN | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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"...supporters dragged Big Bird and Kermit the Frog to Capitol Hill to make their case."
From: Hot Air | By: John Sexton | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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Before you chimp out and declare all Muslims bomb toting savages, consider the fact that they invented algebra and have … The post Merkel: Islam is Not the Source of Terrorism; Says Germany Must Take in More Refugees appeared first on Trading with...
From: iBankCoin | By: Dr. Fly | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Ardian has acquired Tozzi Green's remaining 35 percent stake in TRE Solar. No financial terms were disclosed. TRE Solar is a renewable energy platform that was created in 2011 as a joint venture with Tozzi Green....
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Friday, February 17, 2017
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From intentional billing mistakes to the truth about your "out of pocket" limit, here's what you need to know from a healthcare insider.
From: Reader's Digest | By: Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Friday, February 17, 2017
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You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 1.25 percent A bipartisan and bicameral group of lawmakers has introduced the most Colorado legislation possible: the Keeping Our Manufacturers from Being Unfairly...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Walt Hickey | Friday, February 17, 2017
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A man facing up to seven years in prison for bilking residents of Hudson and Essex counties out of nearly $300,000 in a debt payment scam was arrested last month in Union County after he was caught driving a stolen car, authorities said.
From: Newark Star-Ledger | By: Michaelangelo Conte | The Jersey Journal | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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The lonesome death in an Israeli hospital of Mohammed Aamar Jalad, 25, shot by Israeli soldiers as he headed to what was to be his last chemotherapy appointment.
From: Mondoweiss | By: Kate | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Thanks to a lucrative year for my company stock, I am now possessed of a lump sum of money that I'd like to use to pay off debts/ important expenses.I am fairly sure I know that paying down credit card debt especially on cards with a high APR is a priority....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Thursday, February 16, 2017
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With fixed-term savings and investment plans failing to provide many investors with the flexibility or returns they need, a growing number of people are supporting each other as they take control of their financial futures.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Friday, February 17, 2017
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The normal ebb and flow of diplomacy relies on a few agreed-upon falsehoods.
From: The Atlantic | By: Matt Peterson | Friday, February 17, 2017
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I'm in my early twenties living at home, currently single, making about $3K a month, with around $1K/month in expenses. I have $30K in student loans to pay, and have saved up $36K cash. Currently contributing 3% to the company 401k (with matching company...
From: Money Stack Exchange | By: festiveninja9 | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Politics has become a bloated balloon on the horizon of our days, marked with the face of the Pr*sident, grinning under his orange corona like a demented sun-god, a raucous Ra. It burns. At sixty, I can remember the 60s. The mad carnival mood that has...
From: The Rumpus | By: Charles Kruger | Friday, February 17, 2017
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A man facing up to seven years in prison for bilking Hudson and Essex county residents out of some $300,000 in a debt payment scam also pleaded guilty to passing bad checks and faces up to five years on checks charge but the terms will run concurrently....
From: Newark Star-Ledger | By: Michaelangelo Conte | The Jersey Journal | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee announced that the confirmation hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch will begin on March 20, creating at least the possibility that, if confirmed, Gorsuch could join the court’s current eight justices in time for...
From: SCOTUSblog | By: Amy Howe | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Bryan Curtis wrote about how sportswriting has become a liberal profession for The Ringer. The piece raised some interesting issues (...)
From: The Big Lead | By: Ty Duffy | Friday, February 17, 2017
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The six largest U.S. banks could see annual profit jump by an average of 14 percent if President Donald Trump delivers on his promise to cut corporate taxes.
From: Denver Post | By: Bloomberg News | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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Bond investors aren't exactly known as risk-seekers. But when interest rates and inflation could be on the rise, playing it too safe in a "vanilla" bond index fund may not cut it.
From: Denver Post | By: The Associated Press | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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In this series, NerdWallet interviews people who triumphed over debt using a combination of commitment, budgeting and smart financial choices.Read more on NewsOK.com...
From: NewsOK | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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Mr. Stubblefield performed on several of Brown’s classics in the 1960s and early 70s, including “Cold Sweat,” “Say It Loud — I’m Black and I’m Proud,” “I’ve Got the Feelin’,” and the album “Sex Machine.” Rolling Stone magazine...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: Associated Press | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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Bain Capital Private Equity, Bow Street and Adama Partners have closed their previously announced take-private acquisition of online jeweler Blue Nile for $40.75 per share. As a result of the closing, Blue Nile's stock will stop trading on the NASDAQ...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Friday, February 17, 2017
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It is no longer news that Sports and Youth Development minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung complained about paucity of fund which he also said came very late for Nigeria’s poor showing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The post The...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: Okogba | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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Credit card debt hits $1 trillion for the first time since the Great Recession.
From: CNBC | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Ardian has agreed to acquire six Italian real estate buildings owned by real estate fund Cloe, which is managed by Prelios SGT. No financial terms were disclosed.
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Torsten Slok's two concerns revolve around consumer credit, as the era of so-called easy money slowly ends.
From: Business Insider | By: Akin Oyedele | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Luckily, we had never mentioned the plan to the kids.Photo credit: Candace Lindemann, CC BY 2.0.My mother became a teacher at the age of 19, after only one year of teachers’ college. Twelve years and three kids later she had somehow managed to complete...
From: The Billfold | By: JoseeinOttawa | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Americans are taking on a lot more debt.
From: CNN | Thursday, February 16, 2017
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Mulvaney, an, extreme fiscal hawk, is an opponent of Social Security and Medicare
From: Salon.com | By: Matthew Rozsa | Thursday, February 16, 2017
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The U.S. Olympic Museum, the crown jewel of Colorado Springs' City for Champions proposal under the Regional Tourism Act, is weeks away from raising $39 million from three banks, city officials told the Colorado Economic Development Commission on Thursday....
From: Denver Post | By: Aldo Svaldi | Friday, February 17, 2017
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In 2011 the S&P downgraded the U.S. credit rating for the first time. In their explanation, they said “political brinkmanship” as it pertains to the debt made the government’s ability to manage its finances “less stable, less effective and......
From: The Hill | By: Lauren DeBellis Appell, opinion contributor | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Talking immigration, tax inversions, and more with Kennedy on Fox Business.
From: Reason | By: Nick Gillespie | Thursday, February 16, 2017
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China's nightmarish "citizen scores" system uses your online activity, purchases, messages, and social graph to rate your creditworthiness and entitlement to services. One way your score can be plunged into negative territory is for a judge to declare...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Thursday, February 16, 2017
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Read! Tony Romo made headlines once again yesterday when reports surfaced that he is expecting to be released, not traded. Reactions were predictably swift. Source says Tony Romo expecting release, not trade, and believes he can start as #NFL QB 2-3...
From: Blogging the Boys | By: DawnMacelli | Friday, February 17, 2017
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February 18, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan on Saturday has welcomed a statement by the Troika countries expressing support for the peace process brokered by African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP), and called on the rebels in the Two Areas to...
From: Sudan Tribune | By: SudanTribube.com | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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NEW YORK (AP) — Court documents show that Lisa Marie Presley says she’s deeply in debt after her estranged husband requested $40,000 a month from the singer-songwriter in spousal support. Presley is also accusing Michael Lockwood of having hundreds...
From: Seattle Times | By: DAVID BAUDER | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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The country’s debt is rising dramatically, while growth in gross domestic product is slowing, writes Ivan Martchev....
From: MarketWatch | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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When you have little to no money saved and you're swamped in debt, figuring out your first step is the hardest part. Here's a plan you can use to get out of trouble no matter how deeply you're buried.
From: The Motley Fool | By: Wendy Connick | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Since Nigerian citizens have the right to health by the combined effect of section 17 of the Constitution and article 16 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights Act, it is high time our medical facilities were fixed while drugs are made...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: adekunle | Thursday, February 16, 2017
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A loved one's left-behind credit card debt could be your responsibility. But quite often it isn’t.
From: Forbes | By: Claire Tsosie, Contributor | Thursday, February 16, 2017
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But nobody listens to Atrios.We now take a break from your regularly scheduled scandals to bring you some not-so-breaking news: austerity was as big a disaster as its biggest critics said it was.That, at least, is what economists Christopher House and...
From: Eschaton | By: Atrios | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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JP Morgan says surge of bond issuances in the Middle East to help it keep market share this year after 2016 bumper harvest.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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This week on our Masters in Business radio podcast, we speak with Howard Marks of Oaktree Capital. We last had him in the studio July 2015, and we were overdue for a revisit. (Hear that earlier interview here). He formed Oaktree Capital with his...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Recently, I had a long email conversation with a reader about 10 years younger than myself. He’s firmly a member of the millennial generation, whereas I’m right on the dividing line between millennials and Generation X. This reader’s argument...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Trent Hamm | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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The Q4 report was released today: Household Debt and Credit Report.From the NY Fed: Household Debt Increases Substantially, Approaching Previous Peakhe Federal Reserve Bank of New York today issued its Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit,...
From: Calculated Risk Blog | By: Bill McBride | Thursday, February 16, 2017
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South African President Jacob Zuma said on Saturday that the state's anti-graft agency, the Special Investigating Unit (SIU), was owed almost 390 million rand (US$30 million) by government departments and called on them to repay the debt.
From: Channel News Asia | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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