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Why Millennials Are in No Hurry to Take On Debt

Kids these days: They just aren’t pulling out the plastic like they did in the past. Data from the Federal Reserve indicates that the percentage of Americans under 35 who hold credit card debt has fallen to its lowest level since 1989, when the Fed began collecting data in a ...

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Michael Phelps Wins 23rd and Final Olympic Gold

By KAREN CROUSE August 13, 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO — The United States had never failed to take the gold medal in the men’s 4×100-meter medley relay at a nonboycotted Summer Games, and it was not about to end the streak on Saturday, not in the competitive swan song of the greatest ...

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Philippine President wants to give dictator a hero's funeral

Protesters display placards as they gather for a rally at Rizal Park to oppose the burial of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Heroes’ Cemetery Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, in Manila, Philippines. It was the biggest gathering so far since President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the burial of Marcos ...

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Watch as SpaceX Fires (and Hopefully Lands) Another Rocket

[embedded content] While you wait for SpaceX to launch—and attempt to land—its 28th Falcon 9 rocket, I’m going to ask you to take a moment and think about the mission’s payload. The JCSat-16 is a telecommunications satellite. Amid the constellation of artificial objects orbiting this planet—things that peer to the ...

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Why Some Life Insurance Premiums Are Skyrocketing

Like clockwork, Sara and James Cook paid $ 452 a month for life insurance. That is, until a letter arrived last year telling the elderly Georgia couple the premiums on the policy they’d had for 25 years were rising sharply. They held a universal life policy, a popular type that ...

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Vietnam banks bad debts drop to 2.58 pct: data

The bad debts ratio of the Vietnamese banking sector declined to 2.58 percent as of the end of June, according to new official figures. It represented a decrease of two percentage points from a month earlier, the central bank’s website reported Thursday, quoting Doan Van Thang, deputy director of the ...

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