Feb 23, 2018

Zambonis, government ethics and taxes

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The high pressure of driving the Zamboni ice resurfacer between Olympic events. Plus the health care costs of gun violence, how business interests are changing Puerto Rico's future and why it's so hard for people to pay off student loans. 

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Puerto Rico's search for investors amid disaster recovery

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The government estimates an 11 percent drop in the economy next year.
Department of Economic Development and Commerce Secretary Manuel Laboy, left, speaks onstage during the Pathway to the Future: Opportunities of an Economic Transformation Forum at PlayStation Theater on Feb. 15 in New York City. Top Puerto Rico government officials announced that Puerto Rico is open for business.
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Student loan debt is changing - what's your experience?

Students with large loan balances aren't defaulting, but they're not reducing their debt either.
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