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Progressive Group to Spend $50M Boosting Sun Belt Turnout

Progressive Group to Spend $50M Boosting Sun Belt Turnout

By Brian Slodysko | Sep 23
While many Democrats are focused on winning back several Rust Belt states that backed President Donald Trump in 2016, a progressive group plans to spend $50 million to make sure the party doesn't overlook opportunities in the Sun Belt.

Travel Chaos as UK Firm Thomas Cook Collapses

Travel Chaos as UK Firm Thomas Cook Collapses

By Gregory Katz, Carlo Piovano | Sep 23
Hundreds of thousands of travelers were stranded across the world Monday after British tour company Thomas Cook collapsed, immediately halting almost all its flights and hotel services and laying off all its employees.

Millennial Money: Is Student Loan Refinancing Right for You?

Millennial Money: Is Student Loan Refinancing Right for You?

By Sean Pyles | Sep 22
With over $1.6 trillion in student loan debt in America as of March 2019, student loan refinance companies have an incentive to entice you. And a lower payment sounds alluring. But is refinancing the right move for you?

Liz Weston: The 6 Biggest Retirement Mistakes, and 1 Defense

Liz Weston: The 6 Biggest Retirement Mistakes, and 1 Defense

By Liz Westonston, Nerdwallet | Sep 21
I regularly hear from people in or near retirement who misunderstand how Social Security works, dramatically underestimate life expectancies or fail to plan for big expenses, such as long-term care or taxes.

Tour Operator Thomas Cook in Race to Avoid Bankruptcy

Tour Operator Thomas Cook in Race to Avoid Bankruptcy

Sep 20
Thomas Cook, one of the world's oldest and largest travel companies, is facing a race against time to stay afloat.

Can Green Investment Help Relaunch Germany's Economy?

Can Green Investment Help Relaunch Germany's Economy?

By David McHugh | Sep 20
A debate over Germany's devotion to budget austerity is intensifying as the outlook for the economy dims and public pressure grows to address big issues such as global warming.

EU Chief: The Risk of A No-Deal Brexit "Remains Very Real"

EU Chief: The Risk of A No-Deal Brexit "Remains Very Real"

By Mark Carlson and Samuel Petrequin | Sep 18
The risk of Britain leaving the European Union without a divorce deal remains "very real," European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker declared Wednesday as EU lawmakers debated the ramifications of a no-deal Brexit.

Saving Pets: Program Lends Hand to Low-Income Animal Owners

Saving Pets: Program Lends Hand to Low-Income Animal Owners

By Andrea Smith | Sep 18
Launched in 2010, the Pets for Life program now operates in at least 27 cities and towns, including Atlanta, where it began in 2012. The program provides free or low-cost veterinarian services, supplies and food.

Sackler Money Complicates Donation Policies for Museums

Sackler Money Complicates Donation Policies for Museums

By Hillel Italie | Sep 18
Ask the CEO and president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art whether he's accepting money from the Sacklers, the billionaire dynasty notorious for its ties to the drug company Purdue Pharma, and the answer is somewhat complicated.

Back to Basics: Congress Tries to Keep Government Lights On

Back to Basics: Congress Tries to Keep Government Lights On

By Andrew Taylor | Sep 17
As Democrats controlling the House unveil a stopgap, government-wide spending bill to keep the lights on and pay the troops, there's scant evidence that power sharing in the Capitol will produce further legislative accomplishments anytime soon.

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