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Good job, Biden. Now comes the hard part.

President Biden and his Democratic allies rise high after Congress past the vast COVID-19 relief and recovery package on Wednesday. And they deserve a victory lap, because the US bailout promises to trigger a broad economic recovery and achieves long-sought progressive goals, such as direct cash payments to parents. Despite …

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How to Negotiate Credit Card Debt

Select’s editorial team works independently to review financial products and write articles that our readers will find useful. We may receive a commission when you click on product links from our affiliate partners. If you are someone who, as a result of the recent recession, is behind on credit card …

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Link Covid-19 Debt Relief to Transparency

Writer runs Africa programs at Freedom House The Covid-19 pandemic has sparked calls to postpone debt payments by low-income countries and ultimately to write off much of the debt entirely. Some 300 global legislators are request the World Bank and the IMF to cancel the debt now because dilatory payments …

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Polish woman’s quest for abortion exposes society in conflict

WARSAW (Reuters) – In April, amid a nationwide coronavirus lockdown in Poland, Katarzyna discovered that the baby she was carrying had a serious genetic condition and would likely die before birth or soon after. She immediately decided to terminate the pregnancy. When she finally did, five weeks later and after …

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IMF approves debt relief for 25 countries

The International Monetary Fund on Monday announced immediate debt relief for 25 poor countries to help them release funds to fight the Coronavirus pandemic. “This provides grants to our poorest and most vulnerable members to cover their debt obligations to the IMF during an initial phase over the next six …

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