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Some states have more student debt than others — here's why
The average student debt load in each state ranges from $20,000 in Utah to $36,350 in New Hampshire, according to a report released Wednesday by the Institute for College Access and Success, an organization focused on increasing equality in higher ...
Average student loan debt for Michigan students still tops $30000Detroit Free Press

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Young people 'face debt epidemic'
BBC News
The Young Women's Trust says a quarter of young people in England and Wales have to borrow to make ends meet and are facing a "debt epidemic". Ministers say their reforms are improving young people's incomes. But the charity's survey of more than ...
Quarter of young people in constant debt as prices increase and wages stagnate, finds studyThe Independent

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Pew Research Center

5 facts about government debt around the world
Pew Research Center
Public debt has increased sharply in many countries in recent years, particularly during and after the Great Recession. Globally, the total amount of government debt now exceeds $63.1 trillion, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of ...

Yahoo Finance

How $5 billion of debt caught up with Toys 'R' Us
Yahoo Finance
(Reuters) - Toys "R" Us Inc has been making $400 million in interest payments on its debt every year, largely due to its $6.6 billion leveraged buyout in 2005. This week, it succumbed to its debt burden, leading to the biggest bankruptcy of a U.S ...
How Toys 'R' Us Collapsed So QuicklyBloomberg

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Washington Post

Toys R Us — crushed by debt — files for bankruptcy
Washington Post
Toy store chain Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy Monday night after struggling for years to pay down billions of dollars in debt and remain relevant in an era of online shopping. Toys R Us been spiraling toward bankruptcy for years as it failed to keep ...
Heavy Debt Crushed Owners of Toys 'R' UsWall Street Journal (subscription)
The Toys 'R' Us bankruptcy cocktail: Amazon, Walmart and billions in debtRecode
Toys 'R' Us Files for Bankruptcy, Crippled by Competition and DebtNew York Times
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Even Americans With Good Credit Are Struggling With Debt
Motley Fool
It's no secret that countless Americans are burdened by credit card debt. The typical household, in fact, owes $5,700 in outstanding charges, with Americans in their 30s, 40s, and 50s owing between $8,000 and $9,000, on average. But while you'd think ...

How I Ditched Debt: Homemade Tracker Kept Her Cooking
NerdWallet (blog)
In this series, NerdWallet interviews people who have triumphed over debt using a combination of commitment, budgeting and smart financial choices. Their stories may even inspire you to pay off your debt. Responses have been edited for length and clarity.

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Chesapeake Energy: Great Assets, Too Bad About the Debt
Chesapeake Energy has dropped 43% so far this year, while the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) has fallen "just" 12%. A lot of that has to do with the price of oil--it's dropped 7% so far this year, something that's dinged most energy companies.
Chesapeake rated In-Line at Imperial as fat debt offsets strong asset baseSeeking Alpha
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Sri Lanka seeks to reschedule debt repayments via new bill
COLOMBO, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka plans to reschedule some loans to ease its heavy debt replayment burden over the next two years through a new bill, a top government official told Reuters on Wednesday. The island nation's repayment cycle of ...

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Debt is the No. 1 cause of financial stress in 35 states—here are 5 ways to get free
In fact, in the majority of U.S. states — a whopping 35 of them — debt is the No. 1 cause of financial stress, according to a recent survey by GOBankingRates of more than 7,000 adults in across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. That stress ...

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