Navient to cancel 70K student loans, pay $1.85 billion in settlement

Navient to cancel 70K student loans, pay $1.85 billion in settlement

This post was originally published on this siteAn agreement between a coalition of state attorney generals and Navient, one of the largest student loan companies in the U.S., resulted in a settlement that will forgive loans for 66,000 borrowers. The agreement announced on Thursday concludes…

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Jobless claims up 23K in first week of January

Jobless claims up 23K in first week of January

This post was originally published on this siteNew weekly claims for jobless benefits jumped by 23,000 during the first full week of January, according to data released Thursday by the Labor Department. In the week ending Jan. 8, seasonally adjusted initial claims for&…

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David McCormick announces bid for US Senate in Pennsylvania

David McCormick announces bid for US Senate in Pennsylvania

This post was originally published on this siteDavid McCormick, a Republican hedge fund executive, is running for the US Senate in Pennsylvania, he formally announced Thursday morning.

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Health experts criticize CDC for confusing messaging; Biden sending teams to overwhelmed states: COVID updates

Health experts criticize CDC for confusing messaging; Biden sending teams to overwhelmed states: COVID updates

This post was originally published on this siteHealth experts say inconsistent transparency and leaving errors unacknowledged all contribute to the CDC’s “messaging problem.” Latest updates.     

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TSMC to Boost Chip Production With Up to $44 Billion Investment

TSMC to Boost Chip Production With Up to $44 Billion Investment

This post was originally published on this siteThe world’s largest contract chip maker said that it has set 2022’s capital expenditure budget at $40 billion to $44 billion, a record.

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Lindsey Graham warns Mitch McConnell he needs to make up with Trump or ‘fail’

Lindsey Graham warns Mitch McConnell he needs to make up with Trump or ‘fail’

Lindsey Graham warns Mitch McConnell he needs to make up with Trump or ‘fail’

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Obamacare is proving popular in red states that didn’t expand Medicaid

Obamacare is proving popular in red states that didn’t expand Medicaid

This post was originally published on this siteWhen Pedro Peña lost his job as a restaurant cook at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, he applied for Medicaid to replace his job-based insurance. A diabetic, Peña understood the importance of being covered.

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Biden will head to Capitol Hill to make the case on voting rights despite major obstacles

Biden will head to Capitol Hill to make the case on voting rights despite major obstacles

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Joe Biden will travel to Capitol Hill on Thursday as he continues to push for passage of voting legislation in Congress, despite the uphill battle Democrats face amid Republican opposition and resistance within their own ranks to changing Senate rules.

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Texas-style abortion bans proliferate as court battle looms

Texas-style abortion bans proliferate as court battle looms

This post was originally published on this siteState legislators who oppose abortion rights are preparing legislation to mirror a Texas law passed last year that would allow residents to sue doctors who perform abortions, as the U.S. Supreme Court considers striking down or undermining the half-…

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Inflation Surge Is on Many Executives’ List of 2022 Worries

Inflation Surge Is on Many Executives’ List of 2022 Worries

This post was originally published on this siteNearly 60% of U.S. CEOs expect elevated inflation to continue until at least mid-2023, according to a survey by the Conference Board, with labor shortages their top concern for 2022.

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