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New York Times

Sri Lanka, Struggling With Debt, Hands a Major Port to China
New York Times
NEW DELHI — Struggling to pay its debt to Chinese firms, the nation of Sri Lanka formally handed over the strategic port of Hambantota to China on a 99-year lease last week, in a deal that government critics have said threatens the country's ...

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MarketWatch

How a natural born spender paid off $24k in debt in 15 months
MarketWatch
Anna Newell Jones considers herself a “born spender” whose desire for the latest fashions and gadgets landed her in debt. When she got married in May 2009, she had a big secret — she owed nearly $24,000 in credit card debt, student loans and money ...



Exclusive: Detained Saudi billionaire al-Sanea seeks to end debt dispute
Reuters
Reemas Group, a financial consultancy hired by Saad Group, has outlined a proposed settlement covering $4 billion in debt. In an email sent by Reemas to creditors, of copy of which Reuters has obtained, it suggests that they would get more of their ...

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Fortune

US Has Stopped Canceling Debt for Defrauded Students, Inspector General Finds
Fortune
DeVos is seeking to redo the process for canceling the debts of people who attended Corinthian Colleges, which collapsed in 2015 amid government investigations into its post-graduation rates, and other failed schools. In the final days of his ...
Debt relief for defrauded students halted under Trump, says report ...BBC News

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NBCNews.com

4 tools to help you get out (and stay out) of debt
NBCNews.com
Almost $13 trillion. That's the eye-popping figure for total household debt as of September 30, 2017, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. To put that in perspective, the former record was set in the first quarter of 2008, right before ...



Major Cineworld investor 'uncomfortable' with debt for Regal deal
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - One of the biggest shareholders in Cineworld has expressed concern about the company's $3.6 billion takeover of bigger U.S. rival Regal Entertainment, saying it is uncomfortable with the debt the British business will take on to ...

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Los Angeles Times

Struggling Mattel warns of slumping holiday sales as debt ratings ...
Los Angeles Times
Mattel Inc.'s struggles deepened as the toy maker warned of slumping sales this holiday season and major credit-rating agencies cut their ratings on Mattel's debt.

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USA TODAY

3 steps to tame your debt in an hour or less - USA Today
USA TODAY
Maybe you're afraid to face your bills, or just don't know how to start paying them off. What you do know is you want relief from too much debt. Here are three concrete steps to help you get a handle on debt, each of which can be done in an hour or ...

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Curbed SF

SF, San Jose residents some of the least debt-ridden in the country
Curbed SF
The Urban Institute (UI), a think tank created by then President Lyndon Johnson in 1968 to address American quality of life, released an interactive map illustrating which U.S. counties' residents carry the most personal debt. It turns out San ...



Washington Post

Don't expect debt payments from Puerto Rico any time soon
Washington Post
Hurricanes Irma and Maria brought devastation to an island that was already in a deep economic, social and debt crisis. The losses are immense. Hundreds of thousands are depending on external help to meet basic needs. Much of the island is without ...

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