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Greece is losing professionals as they flee for more stable employment elsewhere, and the health care sector has been particularly hard hit....
From: New York Times | By: ERIK OLSEN | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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WASHINGTON -- Puerto Rico may stave off default by making a last-minute payment to creditors on July 1, but the island’s economic future rests on the whims of Wall Street. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla threw investors and market-watchers for a loop...
From: TV Squad | By: Adriana Usero | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Hedge funds see the governor’s call for debt restructuring as more of an opening salvo in a negotiation than an indication of imminent defaults....
From: New York Times | By: MICHAEL CORKERY and ALEXANDRA STEVENSON | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Jean-Luc Godard in his youthful days. Jean-Luc Godard solution for the Greek debt crisis: 'Therefore' copyright payments A few years ago, Nouvelle Vague filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, while plugging his Film Socialisme, chipped in with a surefire solution...
From: Alternative Film Guide | By: Andre Soares | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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The country's inability to pay it's debt or reach a deal makes it the largest nation in history to be in arrears to the IMF....
From: The Atlantic | By: Gillian B. White | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Filed under: Banking, Personal Finance, Credit Cards, Interest Rates, How to Save Money Getty ImagesWant to lower your APR or increase your credit card spending limit? All you have to do is ask. By Matt Schulz A simple phone call can potentially save...
From: Daily Finance | By: U.S. News | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Most people today know him only from the libretto of one short opera, but in his own day, he was a famous poet, playwright, and scholar - and a compulsive litigant. Luciano Mangiafico looks at the life of Gionanni Verga.
From: Open Letters Monthly | By: Luciano Mangiafico | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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More than a year after the Federal Trade Commission settled charges with a massive debt collection operation that extorted payments from consumer using false threats, those affected by the deceptive practices are finally seeing a bit of restitution...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Our job is not to think small. It is to think big. The United States is the wealthiest nation in the history of the world. Why are we so far behind so many other countries when it comes to meeting the needs of working families and the American middle...
From: AOL Television | By: Bernie Sanders | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Panama's economy, while cooling in recent years, is still growing at astonishing rates compared to its neighbors. But environmental damage and huge government debt are part of the package.
From: NPR | By: Carrie Kahn | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Thom Feeney of London says he was fed up with the showdowns between Greece and its creditors. He started a campaign called Greek Bailout Fund to raise 1.6 billion euros to help pay Greece's debt.
From: NPR | By: Jackie Northam | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Panama's economy, while cooling in recent years, is still growing at astonishing rates compared to its neighbors. But environmental damage and huge government debt are part of the package.
From: NPR | By: Carrie Kahn | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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The latest news on Greece's financial woes , a day after the country's bailout with European creditors expired and the country failed to pay a debt due to the International Monetary Fund (all times local): ___ 10.40 a.m....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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It’s déjà vu, all over again....
From: New York Times | By: ROBERT ZARETSKY | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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The I.M.F. does not use the term default. But missing the payment might lead to a situation in which other Greek debts are classified as defaults....
From: New York Times | By: PETER EAVIS | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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The White House has made it a point to say that Greek stability is in the United States’ national security interest as well as in its economic interest....
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Watch Fox Business News’ Gerri Willis give her perspective on tonight’s ON THE RECORD and sound off and tell us what you think!The post VIDEO: Why Greece’s Debt Crisis Matters to the U.S. appeared first on Gretawire....
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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If you pay for good health insurance, shouldn’t you be able to afford the medicine you need? For Kristin Agar, a 63-year-old social worker in Little Rock, Ark., this has not been the case. In 2008, Agar began experiencing strange symptoms. Her feet...
From: Washington Post | By: Ana Swanson | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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With its economy teetering on the brink, Greece suffered its second sovereign downgrade in as many days when the Fitch ratings agency lowered it further into junk status....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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LONDON (TheDeal) -- European stock indices rose for the first time in three days, or in some cases more, amid signs of a climbdown by Greece from its debt standoff with international creditors. Greece became the first advanced economy ever to miss a...
From: TheStreet | By: Laura Board | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Today Dick Costolo is stepping down as CEO of Twitter. It’s hard to put into words just how important Dick has been at Twitter. He took over five years ago with tremendous challenges in front of him. I try to imagine if someone had told me then what...
From: Bijan Sabet | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Amazonian Wildlife: a treasure trove of biodiversity. Source mostly ajorbahman.blogspot.com Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon OO Peru: New Reserve Will Protect Nearly A Million...
From: AOL Television | By: Mary Ellen Harte | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Puerto Rico's governor said Monday night that the commonwealth can't pay its bills. He also said that big changes are needed to get the economy growing, so it can pay down its debt in the future.
From: NPR | By: Greg Allen | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Can crowdfunding do something better than make a beer cooler with a built-in Bluetooth speaker? That's what Thom Feeney believes after setting up an Indiegogo campaign to pay Greece's $1.7 billion loan fee that it owes to the International Monetary F......
From: GameDaily | By: Daniel Cooper | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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The fallout from Greece's economic troubles could drag down the Eurozone, writes Charles Kennedy – and that has implications for oil prices around the world....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Chris Christie, currently in ninth place in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, launched his campaign for a Fox News talk show. Lindsey Graham’s childhood nickname was “Stinkball,” which, along with being a lousy sobriquet, would also...
From: AOL Television | By: Eliot Nelson | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Credit and debit cards issued by foreign banks are being accepted throughout the country without any additional regulations....
From: New York Times | By: JOHN L. DORMAN | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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To the naked eye, general purpose reloadable prepaid cards function much like long-established credit and debit cards and have quickly gained traction with consumers, especially those who have been shut out from traditional banking options. In fact,...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Most of us have to work. This is how we put a roof over our heads, food on the table and care for other personal needs. Nothing in life is free, and it takes income to do just about everything. But although many people have jobs, you might be plotting...
From: Work Awesome | By: Editor | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Thousands of people gathered in a Japanese city over the weekend to bid farewell to a beloved local icon: a cat named Tama who served as stationmaster of a rural railway station for almost a decade. The calico cat has been credited with saving the struggling...
From: AOL Television | By: Dominique Mosbergen | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Filed under: Careers, Labor, Job Market, Career Change, Economy Getty Images By Mia Taylor NEW YORK -- It may be time to quit your day job. Just ask Redd Horrocks. Two and a half years ago the Las Vegas resident was making about $52,000 a year as a stage...
From: Daily Finance | By: TheStreet.com | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Filed under: Family Money, Personal Finance, Debt Assistance, Saving, Financial Education Getty Images By Emma Miller For many of us, tomorrow's to-do list is getting longer. A survey from the American Institute of CPAs finds that 51 percent of Americans...
From: Daily Finance | By: LearnVest | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Lexmark Carpet Mills Inc., a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, has closed its buy of Northwest Carpet Inc. Financial terms weren’t announced. Dalton, Georgia-based Northwest Carpet makes solution-dyed, broadloom carpet focused exclusively on the...
From: PE Hub | By: Luisa Beltran | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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TipTree Financial Inc. said Tuesday it has closed the sale of insurer and administrator Philadelphia Financial Group Inc. to the Blackstone Group. The deal was announced in October. TipTree will received $155 million at close and an additional two payments...
From: PE Hub | By: Luisa Beltran | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Finance minister warns that not all is well though, as the current fiscal year will be the first full reporting period with oil at drastically reduced prices The post Alberta NDP government inherits more than $1B surplus from last budget under PCs appeared...
From: Macleans | By: The Canadian Press | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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How do you change the way people think? You start by changing the words they use. In totalitarian regimes--a.k.a. police states--where conformity and compliance are enforced at the end of a loaded gun, the government dictates what words can and cannot...
From: TV Squad | By: John W. Whitehead | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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I seem to spend a lot of time educating people that most everything they know about bankruptcy is just plain wrong. In fact a friend of mine just told me they were going to file bankruptcy and my answer was, "congratulations." You see, even studies by...
From: That's Fit | By: Steve Rhode | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Buying a house has huge financial consequences for a family, but the decision is often based on emotion rather than dollars and cents, says Vincent Turner, a veteran developer of online real estate tools for consumers. As an Australian tech entrepreneur,...
From: Xconomy | By: Bernadette Tansey | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Tuesday is the official deadline for the Greek government to either make a deal with debtors or face default and its consequences....
From: The Atlantic | By: Gillian B. White | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Technology stocks have somewhat underperformed the broader markets in the first six months of the year, but some of the best performing stocks were the semiconductors, fueled by recent industry consolidation. Investors are also...
From: TheStreet | By: Laurie Kulikowski | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Technology stocks have somewhat underperformed the broader markets this year, and the worst performing tech company this year lost nearly 50% of its stock price. The S&P 500 Information Technology Index is down .02% in the...
From: TheStreet | By: Laurie Kulikowski | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn's warning about the risks of junk-rated debt might scare you, but that doesn't mean you should write off the entire category.He sounded the alarm about high-yield -- or non-investment grade...
From: TheStreet | By: Simon Constable | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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This post Greece: The Global Template for Collapse appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Charles Hugh Smith, publisher of oftwominds.com, outlines the enchanting charm of cheap credit... and shows how it leads to collapse... The post Greece: The Global...
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: Charles Hugh Smith | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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It was the spring of 2003 and I had decided to purchase my first home. I had a new job with a comfortable salary and a desire to establish myself more fully in the local university community. Single, I was venturing into the world of real estate alone...
From: TV Squad | By: Beverly Low | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Filed under: Identity Theft, Technology, Personal Finance, Ripoffs & Scams, Internet Fraud Getty ImagesUnveiling your financial aspirations on social media can lead to supportive connections and advice. By Kimberly Palmer After Matthew Robinson heard...
From: Daily Finance | By: U.S. News | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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President Obama sought to downplay any major impact the Greek debt crisis could have on the U.S. economy. He spoke at a news conference with the president of Brazil and also addressed the ongoing talks on Iran's nuclear program and his administration's...
From: NPR | By: Scott Horsley | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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The question is at the center of the Greek crisis....
From: The Atlantic | By: Kathy Gilsinan | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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As telegraphed by promises last fall and repeated as recently as yesterday by Yang Yanyi, Beijing’s ambassador to the EU, China has kept its word and submitted a United Nations climate INDC. This occurs as the UN high-level meeting in New York winds...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Banks all across Greece are closed today, and will remain closed for the rest of the week. Not because it’s a holiday, but because the Greek government is trying to stop the banking system from collapsing as money flows out of the country while its...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Monday, June 29, 2015
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The museum, which was censured last year for selling works from its collection to pay down debt, said it had completed private sales of two paintings....
From: New York Times | By: RANDY KENNEDY | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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