Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper New York | Can a Republican Win a Citywide Race in N.Y.? Maybe, With Amazon’s Help Supported by ByJeffery C. Mays and William Neuman Feb. 19, 2019 [What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox .] The responses came out sheepishly, as though the debate question had delved into some illicit college-age misconduct. “Yes, unfortunately,” Nomiki Konst, a candidate for public advocate, admitted. “Not anymore.” Other Democratic candidates, like Ydanis Rodriguez, a city councilman from Upper Manhattan, Ronald Kim, an assemblyman from Queens and Danny O’Donnell, an assemblyman from Manhattan, also gave grudging nods, but blamed their partners or spouses. Their transgression? Acknowledging that they have used Amazon. Of the candidates on the debate stage … [Read more...] about Can a Republican Win a Citywide Race in N.Y.? Maybe, With Amazon’s Help
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0 Have your say MORE and more people are suffering serious financial hardship due to this Government’s austerity policies. Almost a decade of cuts to tax credits, housing and disability benefits have combined with insecure work, low wages and zero-hours contracts, along with the high cost of credit to bring family finances to breaking point.All added up, UK households now owe an average of more than £15,000 in unsecured lending from credit card firms, banks and other forms of household debt. Cashing in on misery, like a predator hunting its prey: the bailiffs. Unregulated, and making profits on the backs of the most vulnerable.Of course, businesses and government have a right – and often a duty – to seek money that they are owed, especially from those who are simply refusing or making no effort to pay for products and services. But everybody should abide by a code of decency which is too often ignored and rarely enforced on rogue … [Read more...] about In My View with Rachel Reeves MP: Rogue bailiffs prey on victims of austerity cuts
By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - Investments will fuel Italian economic growth over the next two years and the debt level will be put on a downward path despite a significant increase in the budget deficit, Economy Minister Giovanni Tria said on Sunday. Italy's ruling parties -- the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League -- last week proposed a 2019 deficit of 2.4 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), three times the previous administration's target. Deputy Prime Minister and 5-Star leader Luigi Di Maio hailed the move as the basis for a "people's budget" that would include a minimum income for the poor that would "abolish poverty". However, the announcement rattled markets, prompting a bond sell-off and a rout of banking stocks. It also set up a clash with the European Commission, which monitors and enforces EU fiscal rules. But Tria, an economist who belongs to neither ruling party, said that the Commission and markets should be reassured once they have a … [Read more...] about Growth to help curb Italy debt despite higher deficit
THE story of the debt-ridden courier who took his own life has been turned into a BBC Three drama. Jerome Rogers was just 20 when he lost his life after he was ruthlessly pursued for the non-payment of two parking fines. But who was the tragic youngster, and how much debt was he in? Here's what we know.What happened to Jerome Rogers? Motorbike courier Jerome was just 20 when he killed himself after unpaid £65 fines spiralled within months. After bailiffs started to pursue Jerome, who lived in his family home in East Croydon, he went online and searched for ways to end his life. He committed suicide after his only source of income - his motorcycle - was seized by bailiffs. It later emerged that the bailiffs had not legally been allowed to clamp the bike - as it was not valuable enough to seize. Growing up, Jerome's brother Nat told how Jerome was a kind, quiet child who loved cars, motorbikes and playing games in the woods. Jerome was over the moon when he landed his first job … [Read more...] about What happened to Jerome Rogers, when was his suicide and how much debt was he in?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByErica L. Green May 11, 2018 WASHINGTON — Colleges and universities are avoiding federal punishment for high student-loan default rates by hiring consultants who encourage borrowers to delay payments on their loans, even if that will cost them and taxpayers more in the long run, Congress’s nonpartisan watchdog found. In a two-year examination of how colleges and universities manage graduates at risk for defaulting on their loans, the Government Accountability Office found that institutions hired consultants that pressured student borrowers to effectively put their loans on ice — or “in forbearance” — an option that allows borrowers to avoid default. It also allows colleges and universities to avoid losing federal funding because of excessive defaults. The findings by the independent … [Read more...] about Colleges Hire Consultants to Help Manipulate Student Loan Default Rates