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Biden administration seeks to wipe consumer medical debt off most credit reports with proposed rule Biden administration seeks to wipe consumer medical debt off most credit reports with proposed rule 06/11/2024 05:03pm • The Biden administration is pushing to prevent medical debt from being considered in most decisions made over whether someone qualifies to rent an apartment, buy a car or take on a mortgage. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Tuesday it is planning a rule that would remove medical bills f World Bank boosts forecast: Strength of US economy will support global growth of 2.6% this year World Bank boosts forecast: Strength of US economy will support global growth of 2.6% this year 06/11/2024 09:33am • WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Bank upgraded its outlook for the global economy Tuesday, estimating that it will expand 2.6% this year on the strength of sustained growth in the United States. The bank's latest outlook marks an increase from the 2.4% growth for 2024 it had predicted in January. And i Koeman calls up Maatsen to replace injured De Jong in Netherlands Euro 2024 squad. Koopmeiners out 06/11/2024 06:28am • THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman called up versatile Borussia Dortmund defender Ian Maatsen on Tuesday to replace midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who was cut from the European Championship squad because of an ankle injury. Koeman announced late Monday that De Jong would no World Bank approves a $1 billion loan for Pakistan's key hydropower project 06/11/2024 05:08am • ISLAMABAD (AP) — The World Bank said Tuesday it has approved $1 billion for the construction of Pakistan's biggest Dasu hydropower project, which is being built in the country's northwest with China's help. The loan would be used to expand the hydropower electricity supply and improve access for l The 25 Best Places to Find a Job in the U.S. in 2024-2025 06/10/2024 08:00pm • If you're seeking career advancement, moving to a city with a growing job market will likely provide opportunities in the near and long term. Choosing a location with a thriving economy can also make the transition easier for an accompanying spouse or companion seeking work. A new job or company tra What Is a Second Mortgage? 06/10/2024 08:00pm • A second mortgage is a loan secured by real estate when there is already another loan on the property. Second mortgages are sometimes called junior liens. Your home can serve as collateral for a few different loans at once. You might get a second mortgage to pay for a big purchase or to finance a ho Inflation data this week could help determine Fed's timetable for rate cuts Inflation data this week could help determine Fed's timetable for rate cuts 06/10/2024 01:04pm • WASHINGTON (AP) — After Federal Reserve officials meet this week, a statement they will issue may suggest that they’ve seen meaningful progress on inflation this year — a prelude to eventual interest rate cuts. Yet it's hard to say, because the officials themselves may not know for sure until DC’s startup business failure rate is highest in the country DC’s startup business failure rate is highest in the country 06/10/2024 12:55pm • The D.C. region is consistently ranked as one of the top cities for entrepreneurs and startup businesses, but the failure rate of new businesses is also high. According to LendingTree research, the failure rate of D.C. startups during their first year in business is 32.2%, compared to 23.2% natio Coffee, sculptures and financial advice. Banks try to make new branches less intimidating Coffee, sculptures and financial advice. Banks try to make new branches less intimidating 06/10/2024 07:43am • NEW YORK (AP) — It’s like Sephora or Starbucks now offered a checking account. After years of closing or mostly neglecting physical bank branches across the U.S., the nation’s largest banks are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on refurbishing old locations or building new ones, and in 8 Short Squeeze Stocks That Could Take Off 06/09/2024 08:00pm • In 2021, groups of online stock traders on Reddit made headlines by orchestrating targeted buying campaigns to trigger short squeezes in GameStop Corp. (ticker: GME), AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. (AMC) and other heavily shorted stocks. Extreme volatility has returned to GameStop in recent weeks a Parent PLUS Student Loan Forgiveness: What You Should Know 06/09/2024 08:00pm • The U.S. Department of Education offers direct loans specifically for parents of college students, called Parent PLUS loans. Like with other federal student loans, only a few special circumstances qualify parents for loan forgiveness. Learn more about how Parent PLUS loans work, how to qualify for l Credit card delinquencies are rising. Here's what to do if you're at risk Credit card delinquencies are rising. Here's what to do if you're at risk 06/08/2024 12:52pm • NEW YORK (AP) — Seriously overdue credit card debt is at the highest level in more than a decade, and people 35 and under are struggling more than other age groups to pay their bills. The share of credit card debt that’s severely delinquent, defined as being more than 90 days overdue, rose to 10 Fitch raises Cyprus' credit rating by a notch to BBB+ thanks to resilient economy, fiscal discipline 06/07/2024 08:18pm • NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Fitch agency said Saturday it has raised Cyprus’ credit rating by a notch to BBB+. It cited the country’s heightened ability to withstand financial shocks, the government's commitment to keeping its finances in order and a strengthened banking sector thanks in part t Baseball players' union alleges employees at Bad Bunny agency offered improper inducements 06/07/2024 05:50pm • SAN JUAN. Puerto Rico (AP) — The Major League Baseball Players Association alleged employees at Bad Bunny’s sports representation firm provided improper inducements to dozens of players, causing the union to decertify an agent and issue a fine. Rimas Sports, under its corporate name Diamond Spor Zombies: Ranks of world's most debt-hobbled companies are soaring, and not all will survive 06/07/2024 01:09pm • NEW YORK (AP) — They are called zombies, companies so laden with debt that they are just stumbling by on the brink of survival, barely able to pay even the interest on their loans and often just a bad business hit away from dying off for good. An Associated Press analysis found their numbers have
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