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Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

COLUMN: Debt should bring us back to reality
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
This article isn't about the equity or inequity of tax cuts, but rather about Romney's concern and mine: The annual federal deficit and the national debt. Because of the first round of tax cuts, government revenues are going to drop overall by $1.5 ...



Motley Fool

10 Years Later: How Has America's Consumer Debt Changed Since the Financial Crisis?
Motley Fool
To put it mildly, a lot has changed as a result of the financial crisis and consumer debt is no exception. We all know that excessive debt -- particularly mortgages -- was one of the main causes of the near collapse of the financial industry 10 years ...

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The Hill

Corporate America, not banks, could cause the next recession
CNNMoney
Egged on by extremely low rates, US companies have piled on a record-setting $6.3 trillion of debt, according to S&P Global Ratings. All that debt is easy to ignore right now. Default rates are minuscule. Companies are sitting on tons of cash, and ...
The catastrophic threat to national security: Exploding debtThe Hill

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Reuters

Bonds beat bank debt, dollar king for borrowers a decade after crisis: BIS
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - International debt issuance has soared in recent years as financing conditions improve, with dollar-denominated bonds beating bank debt as the most popular funding tool a decade after the global financial crisis, according to a study ...

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Boing Boing (blog)

Since 2007, debt-haunted grads have been doing public service to earn loan forgiveness, which they won't get
Boing Boing (blog)
The roster of people carrying student debt is really just "a list of people liable to additional taxation after graduation"; in 2007, GW Bush signed into law the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program that would allow debt-haunted grads to earn ...



South China Morning Post

Fears in Zambia of huge debt bust from China-fuelled building boom
South China Morning Post
Zambian public debt is officially around US$10.6 billion but suspicions have grown in recent months that the government is hiding its indebtedness – as happened in neighbouring Mozambique, which in 2016 was forced to admit it had kept secret US$2 ...

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CNBC

Despite the economic recovery, student debtors' 'monster in the closet' has only worsened
CNBC
Yet one area has only worsened over the decade and threatens that recovery: student debt. Average debt at graduation is currently around $30,000, up from $10,000 in the early 1990s. The country's outstanding student loan balance is projected to swell ...

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WTOP

10 unexpected debt traps — and how to avoid them
WTOP
In theory, staying out of debt seems like a straightforward process: By not spending more than you can afford, you'll be debt-free. However, as millions of Americans with debt can attest, it can be more complicated than that. Common attitudes toward ...



The National Interest Online

Pakistan's Debt May Be an Opportunity in Disguise
The National Interest Online
While the world stands to benefit from a more developed and stable Pakistan, Beijing's lending approach and Pakistan's mounting debt are likely to deliver questionable results. Washington's proposed “reset” of relations with Pakistan under Prime ...

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Ontario Argus Observer

Sell personal car to help pay business debt?
Ontario Argus Observer
Dear Dave: My husband started his own one-man, small business as a handyman a little less than a year ago. He has netted $17,000 in that time, but the business has about $13,000 worth of debt. We've always kept personal finances and business separate, ...

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