Farm Loan Delinquencies Surge In U.S. Election Battleground Wisconsin

By Jason Lange and P.J. Huffstutter, -

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Farm loan delinquencies rose to a record high in June at Wisconsin’s community banks, data showed on Thursday, a sign President Donald Trump’s trade conflicts with [...]

Argentina’s New $50 Billion IMF Loan Is Designed To Replay Its 2001 Crisis

By Sharmini Peries, -

For several months now. Argentines have been taking to the streets to protest against neoliberal austerity measures of President Mauricio Macri. The most recent such protest took place on July 9 [...]

US Bank Declares End To Oil And Gas Pipeline Loans

By Sharon Kelly, -

For months, the bank had been under fire for financing the Dakota Access pipeline by providing over a quarter billion dollars worth of funding to its builder, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP). [...]

How California Can Save $10 Billion On A $9 Billion Loan

By Ellen Brown, -

By Ellen Brown for The Web of Debt Blog - School districts are notoriously short of funding -- so short that some California districts have succumbed to Capital Appreciation Bonds that will cost [...]

How The Payday Loan Industry Is Obstructing Reform

By Michael J. Sainato, -

By Michael J. Sainato for Counter Punch - In June 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed new guidelines to protect consumers from payday loan traps. These traps help perpetuate [...]

Colleges Flush With Cash Saddle Poorest Students With Debt

By Annie Waldman and Sisi Wei, -

By Annie Waldman and Sisi Wei in ProPublica - A ProPublica analysis based on new data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that students from low-income families graduate from NYU saddled [...]

Obama To Reward Loan Company Accused Of Cheating Troops

By Shahien Nasiripour , -

The Obama administration plans to reward Navient Corp, the student loan specialist formerly owned by Sallie Mae, with new business some three months after federal prosecutors accused the company [...]