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When most people think of debt, they probably conjure up a vision of consumers struggling to make ends meet after making unwise financial decisions. But that actually isn’t the case for most Americans. In fact, like other things, debt in moderation...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Been a while since punk was on the Roundup. International Politics Overall – Secretary of State John Kerry said, if Congress stopped the agreement with Iran, Iran would seek nuclear weapons; FOR THE LAST TIME THEY DO NOT HAVE ANY INTENTIONS – Of...
From: Firedoglake | By: Brandon Jordan | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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July 29th marks the 7th anniversary of the passage of H.Res.194, the first-ever official Congressional apology for slavery and Jim Crow. In Charleston, President Obama underscored the need for our nation to acknowledge past injustices and take action...
From: AOL Television | By: Rep. Steve Cohen | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Economics professors write, “Simplistic recommendations that ignore institutional complexities will not help Greece or the eurozone.”...
From: New York Times | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) --   Financial Engines will continue to outperform because the company offers a valuable service to those who desperately need investing guidance, said George Young, portfolio manager for the Villere Balanced Fund. "This is a...
From: TheStreet | By: Gregg Greenberg | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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VALENCIA, Calif. (TheStreet) -- MannKind is using a mix of discounted stock and more debt to settle a $100 million convertible loan coming due in two weeks. The stock-for-debt exchange, which covers a bit more than half of MannKind's obligation, is the...
From: TheStreet | By: Adam Feuerstein | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Stocks were mixed on Wednesday morning after data showed pending home sales in the U.S. dropped in June. The S&P 500 was up 0.13%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.19%, and the Nasdaq fell 0.14%. Must Read: Warren...
From: TheStreet | By: Keris Alison Lahiff | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Congress has been fighting over the Iran trade deal, a highway bill and Puerto Rico's debt crisis.
From: CNN | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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The silent generation is still paying off mortgages and baby boomers aren't done with student loans. A new study by The Pew Charitable Trusts also shows fewer millennials are taking on mortgages.
From: NPR | By: Yuki Noguchi | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- SolarCity shares are down 0.9% to $58.57 in after-hours trading on Wednesday following the release of the company's second quarter financial results today. The solar energy systems provider reported a second quarter net loss...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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 Jun Group was founded back in 2005, but according to founder and CEO Mitchell Reichgut, the video ad company has never accepted any venture funding — until now. “We really have been independent since day one,” Reichgut said. (Jun Group has taken...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Filed under: Retail, Personal Finance, Shopping, Internet, How to Save Money AlamyA mix of in-store and online shopping habits helps you find the best deals. By Kendal Perez With retail headlines touting the power of mobile shopping and offering ways...
From: Daily Finance | By: U.S. News | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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ATHENS, Greece—Images of disgruntled Greek pensioners waiting to get cash from ATMs have become a miniature genre of photojournalism in recent months, a shorthand for the individual pains caused by their country’s debt crisis. Just as Greece has...
From: Slate | By: Nick Romeo | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Fattah and others allegedly connected to five different corruption schemes.
From: Reason | By: Ed Krayewski | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Donald Trump warns about debt and the impact of foreign trade on The Oprah Winfrey Show in April of 1988: DONALD TRUMP: We're a debtor nation. Something is going to happen over the next number of years with this country because you can't keep on losing...
From: Free Republic | By: http://www.realclearpolitics.com | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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MANTEO, N.C. Sales tax on a crab cake dinner at an Outer Banks restaurant could help pay for a new school 90 miles inland in distressed Bertie County.
From: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot | By: HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Tom Kalil is a California guy but he has spent 14 years encouraging U.S. innovation from the White House. Kalil leads the Office of Science and Technology Policy (@whitehouseostp). He served president Clinton as well as president Obama. OSTP promotes...
From: Lemondrop | By: Tom Vander Ark | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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In what may be a sign of the times, an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institute in San Diego that is focused on immune diseases and disorders has officially established ties with the UC San Diego Health System. The agreement signed by the...
From: Xconomy | By: Bruce V. Bigelow | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Governor says island's debt is "not payable." But a hedge fund-backed report says education cuts will do the trick...
From: Salon.com | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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For many in the “boomerang generation,” the young adults who moved in with their parents after the recession hit, a job and a paycheck have not proved reason enough to fly the coop.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Anna Louie Sussman | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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You've worked to train your children in money management, but college brings a whole new level of financial decision-making and challenges. So before they are off on their own, review these topics to make sure they're ready. Start with what college costs....
From: TV Squad | By: Nathaniel Sillin | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Even when they’re adopted, the children of the wealthy grow up to be just as well-off as their parents....
From: The Atlantic | By: Joe Pinsker | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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This is one of those things that at first gets ascribed to sampling error or a statistical fluke or the weather or something, but then it wobbles lower month after month, in crass defiance of all rosy scenarios that had been so carefully laid out, and...
From: Business Insider | By: Wolf Richter | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Thinking about how long you'll be in the property
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Cigna is scheduled to announce its earnings results for the second quarter of 2015 on Thursday morning before the market open. Analysts are expecting a year-over-year increase in earnings per share and revenue for the second...
From: TheStreet | By: Amanda Gomez | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Wall Street’s credit giants face slim pickings in their search for cheap bonds and loans to buy, but they’re still finding opportunities in European real-estate and the commodities-related sectors like oil-and-gas.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Matt Jarzemsky | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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As part of our recent exhibit at the FreedomFest conference, we continuously screened our new online video series Love Gov. If you haven’t had a chance to watch it yet, each of the approximately 5-minute episodes deals with one of the five key issues...
From: The Independent Institute | By: Mary Theroux | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Not long ago, school children chose what they wanted to be when they grew up, and later selected the best college they could gain admission to, spent years gaining proficiency in their fields, and joined a company that had a need for their skills. Careers...
From: AOL Television | By: Vivek Wadhwa | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Vancouver, British Columbia-based Vistara Capital Partners has raised $100 million for its first fund. General Partners Fabio Banducci and Randy Garg committed to 10 percent of the investment for Vistara Capital Partners Fund I LP while 45 limited partners...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Access to free student loan counseling would have alleviated some of Alton Strange’s turmoil in 2008 when he was laid off during the financial crisis and sought a temporary reprieve on his student loan payments. Strange,...
From: TheStreet | By: Ellen Chang | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Behalf makes short-term loans of under $25,000 to small businesses.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Yuliya Chernova | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Goldman Sachs: Masters of the Eurozone by Gaius_Publius Interesting headline, yes? I have a two-point intro and then the piece. First, when a "private" group's chief individuals flow back and forth constantly between government and that group, the group...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Gaius Publius | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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TOP STORIES To get The Morning Email, HuffPost's daily roundup of the news, in your inbox, sign up here. SENATE GOP MOVES TO DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD "After a group of GOP senators huddled Tuesday afternoon to discuss the recently released undercover...
From: That's Fit | By: Lauren Weber | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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NEW YORK (Stockpickr) -- At Stockpickr, we track the top holdings of a variety of high-profile investors, such as Warren Buffett and Carl Icahn. One of our most popular professional portfolios is that of Jim Simons' Renaissance Technologies. Keeping...
From: TheStreet | By: Stockpickr Staff | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Under federal law, when someone erases a debt in bankruptcy, their bank is required to update their credit reports to indicate the debt is no longer owed. To ensure this happens, legislators have introduced a new bill that would give credit card borrowers...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Filed under: Mortgages, Real Estate, Housing Market, Moving, Credit Score Bill on Capitol Hill/Flickr If you're looking to improve the health of your finances, try moving to North Dakota. Or at least avoid Georgia. Three North Dakota cities made it into...
From: Daily Finance | By: Money Talks News | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Filed under: Personal Finance, Budgeting, Retirement Living, Debt Assistance Getty Images By Nicholas Pell NEW YORK -- As you close in on your retirement, consumer debt can really cramp your style. "You're going to have a lot less stress and a lot more...
From: Daily Finance | By: TheStreet.com | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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The Government Debt Management Agency (ÁKK) sold a combined HUF 31 bln of securities at auction today, slightly under the plan, Hungarian news agency MTI reported.
From: Budapest Business Journal | By: BBJ editor | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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If you don’t think you need an emergency fund, think again. No matter how financially prepared you are, life has a way of throwing curve balls that you never expect. Those “unexpected expenses” are the reason many financial professionals suggest...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Trent Hamm | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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The specter of Grexit remains ...
From: Famagusta Gazette | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Which clubs have suffered the most heinous mismanagement, financial turmoil and tyrannous ownership? We count down the top 10......
From: Telegraph | By: Telegraph Staff | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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TA Associates, which just finished fundraising for its latest flagship fund, is taking Amplify Snack Brands Inc. public next week in a transaction that on paper would nearly triple the value of its original investment in the company....
From: PE Hub | By: Luisa Beltran | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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The Walking Dead TV series is going to introduce a few new key comic book characters during Season 6, and the presence of one them could mean that Carl is about to suffer a pretty horrific loss. Spoilers concerning The Walking Dead comic books and TV...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Treva Bowdoin | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Prime Minister Najib Razak’s sacking of his deputy opens the door to a protracted power struggle. The economy can ill-afford it. Fading consumer and investor confidence and a slumping currency could mean a long period of high interest rates, anaemic...
From: Reuters | By: Andy Mukherjee | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Focus on people, not just projects – that is the “aha” moment Sofya Pogreb had recently when a colleague paid her that compliment. “Spending time working with my peers, mentoring people and trying to understand their needs helps me problem solve...
From: Glass Hammer | By: Content Team | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Okay, I promised I’d offer some bearish views after offering my bullish views yesterday. It’s always nice to challenge your own views so going through this was kind of a nice exercise.  I hope these two posts offer some perspective. 1)  Margin...
From: The Pragmatic Capitalist | By: Cullen Roche | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) -- Forget about sales and profitability numbers for a second this earnings season because there's an even more important number that stocks are reporting this summer: cash. Cash is key because, unlike earnings, it's not subject...
From: TheStreet | By: Jonas Elmerraji | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Isfahan, one of the potential beneficiaries of international bond issuance.First Kurdistan bonds, now Iran bonds! What's the world coming to? With yields so low for developed (especially reserve currency-issuing) countries' official debt, bond investors...
From: International Political Economy Zone | By: Emmanuel | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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The year 2008 was full of nasty surprises. One of the biggest was the government takeover of twin mortgage giants Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA, or Fannie Mae) and Federal Housing Lending Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC, or Freddie Mac). The...
From: Business Insider | By: Rodney Johnson | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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WASHINGTON — The University of Phoenix, which runs an online college popular among military veterans, is under federal investigation for possible deceptive or unfair business practices, its parent company the Apollo Education Group told shareholders...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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