In Greece, the perils of a drawn-out debt crisis are imprinted on its younger population — whose unemployment numbers are soaring — who turn to selling their bodies for money and to a dangerous, cheap new street drug for escape.
Continue reading Lens Blog: Angelos Tzortzinis’s Photos of Growing Desperation in Greece
On Tuesday, student advocacy groups are releasing an issue brief charging that the government should not profit from loans, while more and more students bear a crushing debt burden.
Continue reading Student Loan Rate Set to Rise, Despite Lack of Support
Getting paid with clothes instead of cash has sunk many girls deep into debt, reports Misty White Sidell.
Continue reading The Crazy Way Models Get Paid
The work holds little promise of resolving the federal debt or partisan divide, but it will look more like regular business and less like a crisis.
Continue reading Congress Ready to Start Work on Budget
A new report released by the New York Federal Reserve reveals total student loan debt is approaching $1 trillion. This figure amounts to a 70% increase in both the number and size of loans per student in the past 8 years.
Continue reading The University of Debt
In a debt-reducing effort, the Republican-controlled legislature voted to cut maximum weekly benefits to $350 from $535, a 35 percent drop.
Continue reading North Carolina Approves Benefit Cuts for Unemployed
The agency, which announced an end to Saturday service this week, is waiting for Congressional action to address its mounting debt.
Continue reading Postal Service Posts Loss of $1.3 Billion in First Quarter
Applications are headed for a 30-year low, reflecting increased concern over soaring tuition, crushing student debt and diminishing prospects of lucrative employment upon graduation.
Continue reading Law Schools’ Applications Fall as Costs Rise and Jobs Are Cut
Representative Eric Cantor is reasserting himself in the House after Republican election losses, with plans to unveil softer proposals beyond reining in the debt.
Continue reading Eric Cantor, the G.O.P. Majority Leader, Looks Beyond Debt
Swamped by uninsured laborers in dangerous jobs, medical facilities in North Dakota are sinking under skyrocketing debt, gruesome injuries and bloated business costs.
Continue reading Boom in North Dakota Weighs Heavily on Health Care