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Smaller tax refunds compound financial worries for Americans with more debt than savings

1 hour ago   |   NBC News

Experts say evidence that so many Americans are in such a precarious financial state underscores the critical role that tax refunds play in household finances.
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Payless ShoeSource Files for Bankruptcy Ahead of Liquidation and Store Closures

7 hours ago   |   Fortune   |   5 articles

The end is officially near for Payless ShoeSource. Payless late on Monday filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. In the filing, the company said that it has...
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Feel the Bern again: Bernie Sanders wants to be the Democratic nominee for president in 2020

7 hours ago   |   National Post   |   5 articles

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, whose 2016 presidential campaign grew from a left-wing insurgency to a force that reshaped the Democratic Party, announced Tuesday that he will...
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Activists rally against Trump's border wall emergency

21 hours ago   |   Times Union   |   4 articles

DELMAR - "Trump is the real emergency" is the message three dozen protesters chanted in a President's Day protest against Donald Trump's national emergency declaration for...
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ISIS bride's family says she's ready to ‘pay debt to society'

ISIS bride's family says she's ready to ‘pay debt to society'

23 hours ago   |   New York Post

The family of the American woman who joined ISIS in Syria - and once called for bloody Memorial Day massacres - wants to bring her home to the US, and claims she's ready to...
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Global debt levels are not yet at financial crisis levels - but could be set for an explosion with China leading the way

Global debt levels are not yet at financial crisis levels - but could be set for an explosion with China leading the way

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

Global debt has risen to high levels with US government debt reaching a record $22 trillion recently. Research suggests that the figures aren't as bad as they were during the...
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The risky 'leveraged loan' market just sunk to a whole new low

The risky 'leveraged loan' market just sunk to a whole new low

2 days ago   |   Business Insider

85% of all leveraged loans - one of the most-risky types of corporate debt - are now "covenant-lite." That means they lack traditional requirements for companies to maintain...
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Thousands support petition to sell ‘useless' state of Montana to Canada

2 days ago   |   RT

Around 6,000 people have signed a petition to sell the “useless” state of Montana to Canada for a whopping $1 trillion to “eliminate the national debt” - which is actually well...
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U.S. National Debt Passes $22 Trillion

3 days ago   |   NPR

The national debt passed $22 trillion this week, the biggest number on record. NPR's Scott Simon asks Business Insider's Bob Bryan why and what the long-term consequences could be.
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Mexican president announces bailout for cash-strapped Pemex

3 days ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

MEXICO CITY - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced a $3.9 billion bailout for the country's cash-strapped, state-owned oil company Friday and promised it an...
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Here's what Manny Machado can buy with his $300 million

Here's what Manny Machado can buy with his $300 million

Manny Machado is about to be a very rich man - one of the richest players in sports history after agreeing to a 10-year, $300 million deal with the San Diego Padres. The... Read more ...

Judge orders Roger Stone to court due to Instagram photo with apparent gun...

Judge orders Roger Stone to court due to Instagram photo with apparent gun crosshairs

A federal judge has ordered Trump confidant Roger Stone to appear in court to address an Instagram post featuring a photo of the judge with what appears to be the crosshairs of... Read more ...

Razor blades found on shopping buggies at Walmart with customer reporting...

Razor blades found on shopping buggies at Walmart with customer reporting being cut, North Carolina police say

Several razor blades were found on several shopping buggies, police said. Read more ...

Don Newcombe, star pitcher linked to Dodgers' Brooklyn past, dies at 92

Don Newcombe, star pitcher linked to Dodgers' Brooklyn past, dies at 92

Newcomb was the first MLB player to win the Rookie of the Year, MVP and Cy Young awards. Read more ...

Netflix cancels 'Jessica Jones' and 'The Punisher'

Netflix cancels 'Jessica Jones' and 'The Punisher'

Netflix finally killed off the last of its Marvel shows. Read more ...

Vandals paint ' MeToo' on 'Unconditional Surrender' statue in Sarasota

Vandals paint ' MeToo' on 'Unconditional Surrender' statue in Sarasota

Police are investigating vandalism to the statue in Sarasota that depicts an iconic image of a sailor kissing a nurse at the end of World War II, just two days after the sailor... Read more ...

Sen. Bernie Sanders announces 2020 presidential run

Sen. Bernie Sanders announces 2020 presidential run

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has announced a second run for president. Read more ...

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died at age 85, French media report

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died at age 85, French media report

The iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is dead, French news site Pure People reported on Tuesday. The German-born couturier and photographer reportedly died in hospital in... Read more ...

House Dems Probing Report Trump Officials Pushed Saudi Nuclear Sales

House Dems Probing Report Trump Officials Pushed Saudi Nuclear Sales

The effort flies in the face of objections from national security and ethics officials. Read more ...

Judge orders Roger Stone to explain crosshairs photo

Judge orders Roger Stone to explain crosshairs photo

Federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson was apparently not amused when Roger Stone posted her picture on Instagram with crosshairs next to her head. So on Tuesday, she ordered Stone... Read more ...