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Americans are getting back together...with their debt

Mar 12, 2013
Americans are reigniting their love affair with debt. Sure, it spurred a financial crisis. But it's also good for the economy.
Posted In: auto loans, student loans, debt

Pete Peterson: The man who focused Washington on the national debt

Feb 26, 2013
Pete Peterson is the man who started talking about bringing down the deficit decades ago. But he's not pleased with the current sequestration talks.
Posted In: budget deficit, deficit-cutting, Pete Peterson, debt

Pete Peterson's long campaign against the national debt

Feb 25, 2013
The former Commerce Secretary and financier has warned of danger from the nation's long-term debt for years, and financed a campaign to address it.
Posted In: debt, budget deficit, deficit-cutting, Pete Peterson

Phew! U.S. can't join the euro

Feb 15, 2013
A look at America's debt and deficit trouble through the lens of European economic standards.
Posted In: Eurozone, debt, GDP

Millennials likely to take debt to their graves

Jan 31, 2013
A new study suggests Gen Y borrowers shows their repayment patterns don’t match up with past generations. (And that’s not a good thing.)
Posted In: credit card debt, debt, Millennial Generation

This week in personal finance

Jan 11, 2013
We're talking about some of this week's biggest news stories: consumer debt, the new mortgage rules, and gun control.
Posted In: guns, CFPB, debt, mortgage

Philadelphia collects court debt decades later

Dec 20, 2012
Since 2010, the courts of Philadelphia have embarked on a massive debt collection from ex-offenders. It’s an attempt to collect on $1.5 billion in old fees, fines and forfeited bail owed to the criminal justice system.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, prison, Crime, debt, Philadelphia

Can the U.S. 'foreclose' on Argentina?

Dec 3, 2012
What recourse do creditors have when a sovereign nation decides not to pay its debt? A case study on that question is playing out in U.S. courts.
Posted In: Argentina, sovereign debt, bonds, debt

Occupy debt?

Nov 15, 2012
Occupy Wall Street gets into buying and forgiving debt, but is it good for the economy?
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street, debt

Activists launch debt forgiveness campaign

Nov 15, 2012
It's been more than a year since Occupy Wall Street made its debut in New York's Zucotti Park. Tonight a new initiative, 'Rolling Jubilee,' kicks off with an online celebrity telethon.
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street, debt

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