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Furloughed? Send creditors a note from gov't

10/16/2013 9:08am
Furloughed federal workers who have trouble paying bills can send their creditors a letter from the government pleading for patience.

NYC mayoral ad: Crime will rise if Democrat wins

10/16/2013 12:38pm
Republican Joe Lhota on Wednesday released the New York City mayoral campaign's harshest ad to date, using footage of a recent biker gang attack to suggest that the city would return to its violent, crime-filled past if Democrat Bill de Blasio is elected.

Immigration activists focus on prison divestment

10/16/2013 1:10pm
Immigrant rights activists in Oregon are asking the city of Portland to stop buying bonds from Wells Fargo, which has a mutual fund with shares in a company that operates immigration detention centers.

Shutdown impact: Gov't urges furlough compassion

10/16/2013 1:24pm
The government is urging creditors to "remain patient and show compassion" for hundreds of thousands federal workers who remain furloughed without a paycheck.

Student loan borrowers complain of repayment snags

10/16/2013 3:21pm
Federal officials have received more than 3,800 complaints in the last year from borrowers of private student loans, with common problems related to payment processing and requests for loan modifications.

Cambodian opposition leader urges pressure on govt

10/16/2013 4:36pm
Cambodia's opposition leader said Wednesday that international donors should not do "business as usual" with the aid-dependent government of longtime ruler Hun Sen unless he agrees to an independent probe into July's disputed election.

Pot tax opponents in Colorado report free weed

10/16/2013 6:33pm
An organization that gave away free marijuana cigarettes as a way to protest possible taxes in Colorado has filed an unusual campaign finance report, after a watchdog group said the pot qualified as a campaign contribution.