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Why are subprime auto loans still a thing?

by Jana Kasperkevic Jun 21, 2017
Did we not learned anything in 2008?
A sign advertises easy credit at a used car dealership in Chicago, Illinois. 
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This Puerto Rico default is different

by Andy Uhler Apr 29, 2016
Puerto Rico is about to miss an interest payment on the most secure level of bonds.

A brief history of Argentina's strange, complicated default

by Tony Wagner Mar 23, 2016
It's been a long road from financial ruin to Tuesday's visit from Obama.
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech during a state dinner with Argentine President Mauricio Macri at the Kirchner Cultural Centre in Buenos Aires on March 23, 2016. The United States and Argentina sealed a major trade deal on the eve -the first day of President Barack Obama's visit- bolstering the efforts of his counterpart to end a decade-and-a-half of international financial isolation.
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Student loan default rates don't tell the whole story

by David Gura Sep 23, 2014
Colleges can game the system to hide their students’ problems with debt.

Argentina defaults

by Lizzie O'Leary Aug 1, 2014
Talks broke down between Argentina and some of its bondholders, triggering default. Tim Fernholz, reporter for Quartz, explains.
Raising the Debt Ceiling

What does all of this talk about default really mean?

by Paddy Hirsch Oct 16, 2013
Make no mistake, if the U.S. government defaults on its debt obligations, it will be a catastrophe. But the media has been misusing the term.
Reporters stand outside the Speaker of the House's office on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 15, 2013, waiting for comments from the Republican leadership.
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A debt-ceiling roadmap to ruin?

by Jonathan Karp Oct 15, 2013
The paydays that could prompt a government default if a debt-ceiling deal collapses.

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Raising the Debt Ceiling

Who does the U.S. actually owe $16.7 trillion to?

by Paddy Hirsch Oct 2, 2013
Although we often think of our debt as owed to foreign countries, in reality, America owes a lot of money to ourselves. Even regular Americans indirectly own a large chunk of our national debt.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has informed Congress that the government will exhaust its borrowing authority by October 17, after which it could default on its loans.
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Easy Street

What happens if Greece defaults? A flow chart

by Karl Baker May 24, 2012
If Greece ditches its austerity plan and defaults on its loans, how might that play out in the global economy? Follow our flow chart to find out.
Greek Debt Crisis

Did writing off debt in Greece count as a default?

by Stephen Beard Mar 9, 2012
In Greece, private investors have agreed to write off about 75 percent of their loans to the country.