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Many disabled veterans eligible for student loan forgiveness are still paying
Consumer advocacy groups, including Veterans Education Success and Vietnam Veterans of America, are now urging the Education Department to automatically discharge the debt of these individuals. Currently, they must apply to have their debt cancelled.

Credit card defaults are down, but debt levels are on the rise
These days, it seems like Americans just keep slipping further into debt. This is according to one of the key indicators used by analysts which is the Q2 2018 Household Debt, and Credit Report was done by the New York Federal Reserve. This report ...

Debt and Buybacks -- 2 Trends in Stocks Could Cause Another Correction
"Margin debt is very high," Ming Cen, managing director and senior researcher at Perella Weinberg Global Macro Fund told TheStreet. The market is therefore "very vulnerable for selloffs" she added. Total margin debt in the U.S. is now above $650 ...

U.S. News & World Report

Tips for Aggressively Paying Down Credit Card Debt
U.S. News & World Report
If you feel like you're drowning in credit card debt, you're not alone. As of September 2018, the Federal Reserve reported that Americans have more than 1 trillion dollars in revolving debt, which includes things like credit card debt. But while ...

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Reason (blog)

The National Debt Is Coming Due, Just Like We Told You
Reason (blog)
Debt owed to the public comes to about $15.5 trillion, but when you add intra-governmental debt (which you should, because it represents actual commitments to pay), the figure is...about $21 trillion. This is not good, both for obvious and and for less ...
The national debt wasn't a big issue this midterm election, but it's still a big problemUSA TODAY

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Public Finance International

Contract negotiation skills worsening African debt crisis
Public Finance International
This comes as the IMF has warned that Africa is heading towards a new debt crisis, with the number of countries at high risk doubling over the past five years. Currently, the private sector makes up a quarter (32%) of the continent's external debt ...
Debt-distressed African countries again look to International Monetary FundSierra Leone Telegraph
Debt saddled Africa now seeks IMF helpThe New Times

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GE Chief Says There's 'No Higher Priority' Than Lowering Debt Levels
General Electric Co. (GE - Get Report) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Larry Culp said there is "no higher priority" than bringing down the company's debt. Culp, 55, acknowledged on CNBC on Monday that the industrial conglomerate needs to address ...
GE's CEO Says Debt Cut Is Top Priority; Shares Resume SlideBloomberg
General Electric seeks urgent asset sales as bond fears riseReuters
GE shares tumble as new chief flags urgent need to cut debtFinancial Times
Nasdaq -CNN -CNBC
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Wall Street Journal

Thick Skins and Local Savvy Needed in China's Bad Debt Markets
Wall Street Journal
China has a huge pile of bad loans: Therefore, the country's distressed-debt market must represent a great opportunity. That's the logicHoward Marks, co-chairman of Oaktree Capital and other big-name investors are now pursuing. Foreign investors ...

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L.A. Biz

Is Netflix Addicted To Debt?
Seeking Alpha
NFLX recently raised another $2B to fund cash burn created by rising content costs. Q3 revenue and EBITDA grew by 30% Y/Y or higher. Combined debt and content obligations grew by over 20%. Ballooning content costs and debt used to fund it could come ...

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A Worldwide Debt Default Is A Real Possibility
Is debt good or bad? The answer is “Yes.” Debt is future spending pulled forward in time. It lets you buy something now for which you otherwise don't have cash yet. Whether it's wise or not depends on what you buy. Debt to educate yourself so you can ...

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