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Just three out of the 32 colleges and universities in America that are run by Native tribes now allow their students to take out federal loans, BuzzFeed reports. The report came after BuzzFeed identified United Tribes Technical College in North Dakota


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Freaking out about your student loans coming due? Read this.

It's October, which for tens of thousands of recent college graduates means the end of the six-month grace period on student loans. Paying down your education debt can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be once you have a good handle on the process.


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Payday Loans Vindicated After Obama Accidentally Discovers (And …

Obama wants to ban payday loans despite their own research showing they're desired by customers, and an effective means of offering credit.


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Feds Will Struggle to Recoup Loans to Failed Obamacare Co-Ops

The federal government is unlikely to recover all of the taxpayer funds lent to failed Obamacare co-ops, according to an audit by the inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services.


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Few businesses affected by algae apply for loans | Graphics

Last week, the low-interest loans were extended to businesses impacted by the algae to provide them up to $2 million at 4 percent interest with payments that can be stretched up to 30 years.


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Leveraged Loans in Europe Dodge Brexit Woes as Junk Bonds Falter

Among them, an 803-million euro ($890 million) loan that backs the acquisition of French property firm Foncia Groupe by Swiss buyout company Partners Group Holding AG will test investor appetite for larger loans. At the same time, no new bonds have


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Cotton and Loans: Bad Business in Uzbekistan

A complaint filed last week by a victim of forced labor and three rights defenders against the International Finance Corporation (IFC), contains the usual accusations: Uzbekistan's cotton harvest includes systemic use of forced labor and IFC loans (the


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Five graduates that paid off student loans quickly

The story of a recent grad burdened by student loan is common, but these five focused on making more than the minimum payment and were able to pay off large chunks of their student loans quickly.


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My 2015 moment: Tiger at Quicken Loans, Wyndham

There wasnt a lot of good news for Tiger Woods in 2015 … and 2016 isn’t looking too rosy, either.

But there were a few moments this year when Woods looked like his old self, fist-pumping his way up the leaderboard and raising the decibel level in the massive galleries that still turn out to see him.

I witnessed two of those charges at the Quicken Loans National and in his season finale at the Wyndham Championship.

Yes, both times Woods stumbled on the weekend and hit plenty of shockingly bad shots. But there is still nothing like watching Woods charge up a leaderboard.

Just listen to the crowd after Woods holed a flop shot at the first hole in his opening round at the Wyndham.

Ive heard a roar louder than that only one other time, and it was in the final round at the 2012 Memorial when Woods did this:

At the Quicken Loans, you could hear how desperate people are to see Woods return to the top. He began the season with a missed cut and WD at Torrey Pines. Woods then took a leave of absence after it was obvious he had the chipping yips. He returned at the Masters and finished a respectable T-17, but in between Augusta and Quicken, Woods shot his worst round as a pro (85 at the Memorial) and missed the cut at the US Open and the Open Championship at St. Andrews.

Many began to wonder if Woods would ever win again. (Unfortunately for his fans, thats still an unanswered question.) He even had to deflect questions about retiring. So when he opened with rounds of 68 and 66 at Quicken, it wasnt just people cheering loudly for a popular player. It was Woods giving his fans something they had been wanting all year – hope. Hope that he wasnt down for the count. Hope that he was turning his game around. Hope that his miraculous comeback was starting now, this week, right in front of them.

A Saturday 74 ended any chances of his first win since 2013 being at the Quicken Loans, but at the Wyndham, Woods gave his fans more hope. He not only opened with that thrilling flop shot, but Woods was able to build on that momentum with rounds of 64, 65 and 68.

More fist pumps. More deafening roars.

Woods was playing the Wyndham for the first time in a last-ditch effort to make the FedEx Cup Playoffs, so a lot of the fans in Greensboro had never seen the 14-time major champion in person. And they also knew – because of the Wyndhams spot on the schedule – that there was a good chance they may never see him again.

Thats why even after a triple on No. 11 knocked him out of contention, Woods gallery never cleared out. Not even to see North Carolina Tar Heel Davis Love III shoot a magical 64 and win his 21st PGA Tour title at age 51.

Woods fans kept cheering as he birdied four of the last six holes, giving them, and himself, hope that better days were ahead.


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Indian Banks’ Loans Rise 11% in 2 Weeks: RBI

Indian banks loans rose 11 per cent in the two weeks to December 11 from a year earlier, while deposits rose 11.5 per cent, the Reserve Bank of Indias weekly statistical supplement showed on Friday.

Outstanding loans rose by Rs 98,180 crore ($14.87 billion) to Rs 69.66 lakh crore in the two weeks to December 11. Non-food credit rose by Rs 97,720 crore to Rs 68.57 lakh crore, while food credit rose by Rs 460 crore to Rs 1.09 lakh crore.

Bank deposits rose by Rs 60,200 crore to Rs 91.85 lakh crore in the two weeks to December 11.

($1 = Rs 66.0155)

 Thomson Reuters 2015


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