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Obama administration issues rules to overhaul student debt forgiveness

By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel<p>Danielle Douglas-Gabriel<p>Reporter covering the economics of education<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Students will have a clearer path to loan forgiveness if they are defrauded or misled by their colleges, according to rules issued Monday by the Obama administration, which also create a …

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Germany Deserved Debt Relief, Greece Doesn't

Syriza, Greece's new ruling party, makes an attractive argument for writing off Greek debt: Wasn't Germany, now the biggest opponent of debt relief, itself the recipient of unprecedented largesse in 1953, when its foreign debt was halved? Attractive, however, doesn't mean convincing. Parallels …

Greece's lenders to launch new review as Athens digs in on debt relief

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece and its creditors start a fresh round of talks this week on reforming its labor market, a tricky task for a leftist government sliding in opinion polls but needed if the recession-hit state can ever win debt relief.<p>Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was re-elected a year ago …

Pick your problem: Unemployment or income inequality

By Ezra Klein<p>It’s increasingly clear that the organizing economic concern of the American left is — or is becoming — income inequality. It’s the issue that led protestors to occupy New York’s Zuccotti Park in 2011. It’s the anxiety that powered Bill de Blasio’s campaign for mayor of New York. Last …

U.S. Poverty and Income Inequality in 9 Charts

Many figures improved in 2015, but are weak in historical context<p>Incomes in the U.S. climbed for the first time in eight years, and the poverty rate fell to a postrecession low, according to the Census Bureau’s annual report on income and poverty—the authoritative source on those topics. But …