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Millennial Money: Is Student Loan Refinancing Right for You?

Millennial Money: Is Student Loan Refinancing Right for You?

By Sean Pyles | Sep 22
With over $1.6 trillion in student loan debt in America as of March 2019, student loan refinance companies have an incentive to entice you. And a lower payment sounds alluring. But is refinancing the right move for you?

Liz Weston: The 6 Biggest Retirement Mistakes, and 1 Defense

Liz Weston: The 6 Biggest Retirement Mistakes, and 1 Defense

By Liz Westonston, Nerdwallet | Sep 21
I regularly hear from people in or near retirement who misunderstand how Social Security works, dramatically underestimate life expectancies or fail to plan for big expenses, such as long-term care or taxes.

Tour Operator Thomas Cook in Race to Avoid Bankruptcy

Tour Operator Thomas Cook in Race to Avoid Bankruptcy

Sep 20
Thomas Cook, one of the world's oldest and largest travel companies, is facing a race against time to stay afloat.

Can Green Investment Help Relaunch Germany's Economy?

Can Green Investment Help Relaunch Germany's Economy?

By David McHugh | Sep 20
A debate over Germany's devotion to budget austerity is intensifying as the outlook for the economy dims and public pressure grows to address big issues such as global warming.

EU Chief: The Risk of A No-Deal Brexit "Remains Very Real"

EU Chief: The Risk of A No-Deal Brexit "Remains Very Real"

By Mark Carlson and Samuel Petrequin | Sep 18
The risk of Britain leaving the European Union without a divorce deal remains "very real," European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker declared Wednesday as EU lawmakers debated the ramifications of a no-deal Brexit.

Saving Pets: Program Lends Hand to Low-Income Animal Owners

Saving Pets: Program Lends Hand to Low-Income Animal Owners

By Andrea Smith | Sep 18
Launched in 2010, the Pets for Life program now operates in at least 27 cities and towns, including Atlanta, where it began in 2012. The program provides free or low-cost veterinarian services, supplies and food.

Sackler Money Complicates Donation Policies for Museums

Sackler Money Complicates Donation Policies for Museums

By Hillel Italie | Sep 18
Ask the CEO and president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art whether he's accepting money from the Sacklers, the billionaire dynasty notorious for its ties to the drug company Purdue Pharma, and the answer is somewhat complicated.

Back to Basics: Congress Tries to Keep Government Lights On

Back to Basics: Congress Tries to Keep Government Lights On

By Andrew Taylor | Sep 17
As Democrats controlling the House unveil a stopgap, government-wide spending bill to keep the lights on and pay the troops, there's scant evidence that power sharing in the Capitol will produce further legislative accomplishments anytime soon.

Johnson, Juncker Meet in Search of A Brexit Deal

Johnson, Juncker Meet in Search of A Brexit Deal

By Lorne Cook and Jill Lawless | Sep 16
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will have his first meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday in search of a longshot Brexit deal.

The Fed and ECB Aim to Avoid Downturns But with Limited Ammo

The Fed and ECB Aim to Avoid Downturns But with Limited Ammo

By Christopher Rugaber | Sep 15
The Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank are struggling mightily to invigorate their economies at a time when growth is slowing, governments remain on the sidelines and the banks' usual stimulative tools appear less effective than in the past.

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