Puerto Rico's residents are dealing with increasing economic hardships and a financial crisis that has resulted in the government's $72 billion debt.

Puerto Rico is caught between a rock and a hard place

Nov 30, 2015
Puerto Rico has a debt deadline Dec. 1st that it might not be able to meet.
Posted In: Puerto Rico, debt, debt repayment

Corporations cashing in on cheap debt while they can

Nov 10, 2015
U.S. companies raised more than $800 billion in corporate bonds so far this year.
Posted In: bonds, debt, corporate finance, interest rates
People walk past the Alma Mater statute on the Columbia University campus.

How anxious people are feeling about student loans

Oct 29, 2015
Some feel debt is worth it if it means better opportunities.
Posted In: student loans, college, debt
A pedestrian walks through a street in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Obama offers plan to help Puerto Rico

Oct 22, 2015
The island's debt is at $72 billion and the government says it's out of cash.
Posted In: Puerto Rico, President Obama, debt

Dr. Ben Carson on the economy, taxes and debt

Oct 7, 2015
In one of his only in-depth interviews about the economy, Carson laid out his plan.
Posted In: Ben Carson, debt, Taxes, government
The organizations that lend student money aren't the real lenders.

Why relaxing terms on student loans could backfire

Sep 24, 2015
Letting borrowers off the hook could be bad for the whole market.
Posted In: student loans, debt, Economy, forgiveness, lending, sallies mae, whiteboard

Puerto Rico's healthcare debt looms

Sep 8, 2015
The territory borrows money to subsidize medical care for its poorest residents.
Posted In: Puerto Rico, healthcare, ACA, Obamacare, debt, leverage
 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a town hall meeting at Exeter High School on Monday in Exeter, New Hampshirem, where she discussed college affordability and student debt relief.

Politicians make a push for debt-free college

Aug 10, 2015
The plans target young voters with student loans and propose eliminating tuition.
Posted In: college, debt, affordability

In debt crisis, Puerto Rico's economy is pressured

Jul 31, 2015
The commonwealth struggles with repayment and lacks industry besides tourism.
Posted In: Puerto Rico, debt, debt repayment
A&P grocery chain has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in five years.

Why A&P can go bust, but Greece can't

Jul 20, 2015
On the surface, they are in similar situations. But the grocer has a way out.
Posted In: Greece, Greek, debt, greekcrisis