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An alarming number of shoppers are still paying off debt from last Christmas
And holiday-induced debt is a growing problem. Although survey respondents say they plan to spend roughly the same amount as they spent last year, 24 percent of shoppers say they overspent in 2016, while 27 percent admit to not making a budget at all.

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The Mastermind Behind Singer's Argentine Bet Warns Venezuela's Oil Company's Debt May be Worthless
Earlier this month, the government announced it would restructure its debt with global investors, and along with PDVSA has since been deemed in default by ratings companies on the back of significant bond payment delays. A panel of credit derivatives ...
China confident Venezuela can handle debt issueReuters
Russia and Venezuela agree debt dealBBC News
Venezuela Wins Russia, China Backing as It Says It Is Honoring DebtVoice of America
Fox News -CNBC
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Kaiser Health News

Medicaid Expansion Takes A Bite Out Of Medical Debt | Kaiser ...
Kaiser Health News
Medical debt is down across the country. In states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, the reduction is sharper.

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Avoid Creating Debt Between Friends
Other survey results make it clear why money concerns end friendships. More than half of survey respondents (53%) have seen a friendship end due to money owed, and one-third of respondents are personally fearful of losing a friendship because of a debt.

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Britain to pay 400 million-pound debt to Iran soon, Iranian envoy says
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will soon repay a decades-old debt of over 400 million pounds ($527 million) to Iran, the Iranian ambassador said on Friday, adding that the payment was not linked to the case of a British-Iranian charity worker jailed in Iran.
Iran Says Britain To Transfer $527 Million Debt Payment To Tehran SoonRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Britain to transfer outstanding £400m debt to Iran in coming days, Iranian ambassador saysThe Independent

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New York Times

Venezuelan Debt Now Has the Vultures Circling
New York Times
Now, as the bonds have plunged in value over fears that the Venezuelan government will finally default on its bond payments, many traditional investors are heading for the exits, replaced by a hardier band of funds that specialize in the debts of near ...
Flirting With Default, Venezuela Vows Debt PaymentVoice of America
Venezuela is in default, and you may own its debtCNNMoney
S&P says Venezuela has defaulted on its debtCNBC
Reuters -Quartz -Christian Science Monitor
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New York Daily News

Michael Vick completes 'remarkable' feat of paying back millions in debt
New York Daily News
The former Jets quarterback paid back the final $1.5 million he owed to creditors after filing for bankruptcy in July 2008, according to ESPN. This means Vick has paid back $17.4 million of the $17.6 million he originally had to reimburse. Joseph ...
Michael Vick reimburses creditors in rare debt paybackABC News
Michael Vick Pays Final $1.5M to Clear $17.6M Debt from 2008 BankruptcyBleacher Report
Michael Vick makes final payment on debt from bankruptcy dealSporting News
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Here's How Consumers With Student Debt Struggle During the Holidays -- and What They Can Do About It
Motley Fool
The holidays can be an expensive time for all of us. But apparently, the season is even more challenging for those still struggling to pay off their student loans. In a recent study by Student Loan Hero, consumers with student debt are more likely to ...

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What we now know about who struggles with student debt
Washington Post
Older African Americans and college students with children disproportionately bear the burden of education debt, according to a pair of reports released this week that researchers say show the need for more nuanced solutions from higher education.

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State considering hiring debt collector for toll skippers
The Boston Globe
The state Department of Transportation is considering hiring a debt collector to recoup outstanding balances from drivers who haven't paid their tolls. The collector would target out-of-state drivers who do not use an electronic transponder and instead ...

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