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I am struggling with the lack of meaning and purpose in my life lately and, consequently, with my Computer Science coursework. I am feeling somewhat depressed, winter blues, etc., but I feel like I am going the wrong direction with my life and I have...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: sevenofspades | Monday, March 2, 2015
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eBay's Venmo mobile payment service can be extra-helpful when you need to repay a debt to a friend, but it's grappling with some significant security problems -- and it's not clear that a proper fix is in sight. Slate notes that Venmo not only lacks...
From: Engadget | By: Jon Fingas | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Your story in this week’s issue, “A Death,” is about the murder of a young girl and the man suspected of killing her. The story opens with Jim Trusdale’s arrest. Did you know from the outset what crime he would be accused of? I knew he’d be...
From: New Yorker | By: Cressida Leyshon | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Fearing increased risk and slipping standards, Wells Fargo will keep new subprime car loans to no more than 10 percent of its total auto loans....
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While a copyright infringement case focuses on the sheet music version of a Robin Thicke hit, the trial raises questions about the music industry and one artist’s debt to another....
From: New York Times | By: BEN SISARIO | Monday, March 2, 2015
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The following tax-exempt fixed-income issues are scheduled for pricing this week....
From: New York Times | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Pre-tax profits rise despite second half fall in advertising as media group reduces debt
From: Financial Times | Monday, March 2, 2015
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A handful of former students claiming to be "made poor by the business of education" are protesting their student loans by refusing to pay them.
From: CNN | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Last week I wrote an article for the Illinois Policy Institute on the hugely unfunded and deteriorating nature of numerous Illinois' pension systems.I will post the article on Monday.  My article was on on state pension systems, not Chicago's, and was...
From: Global Economic Trend Analysis | By: Mike Mish Shedlock | Monday, March 2, 2015
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TINA and the complacent belief in free lunches strip the resiliency from a system and leave it vulnerable to collapse.It's tough to select three acronyms that best capture the current perfection of central planning, central banking and centralized propaganda. FUBAR...
From: Of Two Minds | By: Charles Hugh Smith | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Income-based repayment misses the mark when it comes to solving the most damaging effects of educational loans....
From: The Atlantic | By: William Elliot | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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It’s not too much to say that modern America was born in 1812–1815.
From: Reason | By: Reason.com | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Street kids turning tricks, shooting heroin, shoplifting, cutting themselves and fleeing their abusive pasts might not sound like everyone’s idea of subject material for a family musical. [...] that, along with lots of BDSM, is the raw material in...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: By Steven Winn | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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If states want to dig themselves out from the difficulties of mass incarceration, they can began by creating employment programs for newly released inmates....
From: The Atlantic | By: Bruce Western | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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“Sure, sure.”— Sidney J. Mussburger, The Hudsucker ProxyApparently some doddering old fart in Omaha, Nebraska published a celebratory letter yesterday in connection with an obscure anniversary some of you might have heard about. Something to do...
From: Epicurean Dealmaker | By: The Epicurean Dealmaker | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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**Must- and Shall-Reads:** * **Surge Guriev**: ["The killers must have assumed that police would not try to pursue them.... Common murderers they would likely have chosen another venue.... Mr Nemtsov’s killers have burnt the regime’s last bridges...
From: Brad DeLong | By: J. Bradford DeLong | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Ugh. Who says you need to follow specific traditions to have a baller wedding? Not I! And really, any bride with a bit of creativity (and respect for her wallet), will be willing to forgo certain “traditional” wedding aspects to save her peace of...
From: EcoSalon | By: Abbie Stutzer | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Indian workers demonstrate on June 11, 2008, after being lied to about the status of their visas and forced to work in deplorable conditions by Signal International. (Image: barbndc) New Orleans - Earlier this month, a jury awarded over $14 million in...
From: Truthout | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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I have the equivalent of 18 months' salary in hand and am planning to live on it as long as I can whilst pursuing my writing plans. How can I best manage my spending?A couple of events recently have meant I have in hand the equivalent of about 18 months'...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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​​Empire is a Monster That Is Eating Network Television - Buzzfeed​, Feb. 26, 2015:​ "When it comes to ratings, Fox's Empire is on a trajectory that's unprecedented in broadcast television's recent history, which has mostly been marked by —...
From: MetaFilter | By: joseph conrad is fully awesome | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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When we say of someone that they died too early, does this posit that there is a perfect time? How does the meaning of a life change the longer it’s lived. Jenny Erpenbeck’s new novel End of Days explores some answers.
From: Open Letters Monthly | By: Anne K Yoder | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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From: Daily Finance | By: Money Talks News | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Greece intends to start discussions with its creditors on debt rescheduling in order to make the country's massive debt sustainable, at the same time as working on reform measures that need to be cemented by April, the finance minister said Saturday....
From: Fox News | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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by The Billfold Ester: Hello! Happy End of Real Estate Month. Nicole: Happy End of Real Estate Month to you! I feel like it should have a tagline/benediction, like “May your closings be swift?” Ester: Sure, that works! “And may your lawyers be...
From: The Billfold | By: The Billfold | Friday, February 27, 2015
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NXP Semiconductors N.V. and Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. have entered into a definitive agreement under which NXP will merge with Freescale in an approximately $11.8-billion cash and equity transaction. The resulting combined enterprise would be valued...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Analysts say this show is more about search for hit vehicles than new tech, since automakers are trying to boost sales as Europe recovers from debt crisis.
From: The Economic Times | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Signs of major dissent are already opening up in Greece's relatively new government. A big chunk central committee of Syriza, the radical left-wing party that won January's elections, now wants a more hardline stance than the one the government is currently...
From: Business Insider | By: Mike Bird | Monday, March 2, 2015
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I’ve been researching one of our local immunotherapy developers here in Seattle, trying to round up the views of industry experts regarding the future prospects of a drug at the front of its pipeline. Do they think it’s a good investment? Here’s...
From: Xconomy | By: Stewart Lyman | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Chip maker NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) this morning announced it will buy Freescale Semiconductor (FSL) for $11.8 billion in cash and stock, and a total of $17 billion considering Freescale debt, the biggest tech buy in a long time. The deal, said the...
From: Barron's | By: Tiernan Ray | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Behind the current crisis between Greece and the European Union lies a fable that has a telling relationship to why Athens and a number of other eurozone countries are in deep distress. This is not about poor budgeting but about crony capitalism. - Conn...
From: Asia Times Online | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Lenders defer a $50m debt repayment from the struggling oil explorer for a second time...
From: Telegraph | By: Ben Martin | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Ratings agency Standard amp Poors does not expect an upgrade to Indias sovereign debt rating in the next year in the absence of substantial quality reforms it said on Monday days after the governments budget slowed the pace of fiscal consolidation...
From: Hindustan Times | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Early last week, Ken Silverstein — former Harpers editor and co-founder with Alexander Cockburn of Counterpunch — quit Pierre Omidyar’s First Look Media, citing management incompetence. By the end of the week, he went a step further, publishing...
From: Pando Daily | By: Mark Ames | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Eleven trillion dollars: that’s how much of so-called Quantitative Easing the world’s central banks have done since the 2008 crisis. To put that in perspective, with eleven trillion dollars you could pay off pretty much all U.S. household debt –...
From: Free Republic | By: Economic Cycle Research Institute | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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TOKYO: Asian stocks were mostly higher on Monday morning as investors cheered a last-minute deal to extend Greece’s bailout by four months, giving Athens a lifeline to pay its bills and avoid a damaging default.
From: The Star Malaysia | Monday, March 2, 2015
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After a 30-year run as a waystation for asylum seekers, Vive La Casa was in a constant battle with debt and costly upkeep that meant the threat of closing loomed. But it has found a way to keep the lights on.
From: OregonLive | By: The Associated Press | Monday, March 2, 2015
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KUALA LUMPUR: UOB Kay Hian Malaysia Research has lowered its fair value for Air Asia from RM2.90 to RM2.50 after its FY14 results highlighted the problem of overcapacity in the region and the risk to balance sheet from its exposure to US dollar debt.
From: The Star Malaysia | Monday, March 2, 2015
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IMEMC reports: "The British rights organization Oxfam stated that the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip may take more than 100 years, at the current rate, to complete essential building of homes, schools and health facilities in Gaza unless the Israeli...
From: Mondoweiss | By: Kate | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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They wanted to give Republicans rope to hang themselves
From: Reason | By: Shikha Dalmia | Friday, February 27, 2015
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(Photo: Joe Henson) Isabel Wilkerson, author of the award-winning book, The Warmth of Other Suns, the story of the Great Migration of African Americans to the North. This summer, Ta-Nehisi Coates published a compelling argument for reparations in The...
From: The American Prospect | By: Kristen Doerer | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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For several years now the government has offered federal student loan forgiveness programs aimed at helping borrowers to avoid defaulting on their debts. While recent reports have shown that the popularity of the programs has exceeded expectations, a...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Friday, February 27, 2015
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NEW YORK (The Street) NXP Semiconductors is close to a deal to acquire rival Freescale Semiconductor in a $40 billion cash and stock merger, according to news reports. Freescale has little exposure to the mobile and consumer markets, and NXP would expand...
From: TheStreet | By: Michelle Rama-Poccia | Monday, March 2, 2015
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This entire notion that you can take bad assets from a bank and put them in a "bad bank" to make everything well, is ridiculous. Today we see yet another failure of the construct.Reuters reports Austria Imposes Debt Moratorium on Heta "Bad Bank"Austria's...
From: Global Economic Trend Analysis | By: Mike Mish Shedlock | Monday, March 2, 2015
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No one else that President Obama appointed has a greater impact on our economy. First, let's start with the good news, developments that are both important and a long time coming. Thursday's reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed: 1) For...
From: Daily Kos | By: Ian Reifowitz | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Earlier this week, American Express announced that it would be raising annual interest rates on more than 1 million accounts, leading lots of people to ask if this could happen to their credit card — and what they should do about it. Credit card companies...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Friday, February 27, 2015
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The U.S. Department of Education announced late Friday that it would “wind down” its relationship with five private collection agencies on its student loan debt collection contract that ED says were providing inaccurate information to borrowers regarding...
From: Inside ARM | By: Patrick Lunsford | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner defends her economic policy in her last speech to Congress before she steps down in December.
From: BBC | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Are you a tax lion, aggressively hunting down tax breaks? Or are you a tax lamb, cowering before the complicated Internal Revenue Code? Whatever your March tax persona, this last full month of the tax-filing season offers plenty of time and ways to cut...
From: Don't Mess with Taxes | By: skbell1 | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Banks are rushing to take advantage of good funding conditions with signs the cheapest debt deals have been done
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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