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    US Student Debt Just Dropped for the First Time in Years

    By Andy Kiersz, Business Insider

    Finally, there's a least a small piece of good news about student debt. According to the New York Federal Reserve's "Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit," the total student-debt load in...

  • The Staggering Amount Billionaires Are Holding in Cash

    By Robert Frank, CNBC

    The world's billionaires are holding more than $1.7 trillion in cash — the highest amount since one firm began recording the measure in 2010. Because of what they perceive to be growing risks in the...

  • Syrian refugees wait to call their relatives at a centre of the International Committee of The Red Cross which conducts a programme that enables refugees to get in touch with their relatives either by using mobile phones or by writing letters, at Al Zaata

    Small US Towns Look to Syrian Refugees for an Economic Boost

    By Michael Ollove, Stateline

    RUTLAND, Vermont — Mayor Christopher Louras sees trouble ahead for this small city of about 16,000 at the foot of the Green Mountains. “It’s a strong, vibrant community but unless we do something to...

  • Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA Dallas Mavericks,  speaks during the Wall Street Journal Digital Live ( WSJDLive ) conference at the Montage hotel in Laguna Beach

    Mark Cuban: Here’s What You Need to Do Before You Start Investing

    By Libby Kane, Business Insider

    Billionaire Mark Cuban doesn't mince words. When Entrepreneur asked him on the set of "Shark Tank" for his best advice to make money investing, he replied: "Don't." "The market could go up for years...

  • How Long Until the World Has Its First Trillionaire?

    By Chris Weller, Business Insider

    With an estimated net worth of $75 billion, Bill Gates, the richest person on Earth, would need to add another $925 billion to his fortune before becoming the first trillionaire in history. As...

  • Millions of Boomers Are Too Young to Retire, Too Old to Get a New Job

    By Deborah Nason, CNBC

    Are you prepared for the possibility of being too old to hire and too young to retire? Over the past five years, the Employee Benefit Research Institute's Retirement Confidence Survey (to download...

  • Billionaire Mark Cuban cleared of insider trading; blasts U.S. government

    Mark Cuban: Trump Will Be Begging for Money Soon

    By Everett Rosenfeld, CNBC

    Billionaire Mark Cuban fired a new barrage against Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying the presumptive GOP presidential nominee will "have to grovel" to donors because of his campaign's cash situation...

  • Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA Dallas Mavericks,  speaks during the Wall Street Journal Digital Live ( WSJDLive ) conference at the Montage hotel in Laguna Beach

    Mark Cuban May Be the Next Billionaire to Seek the White House

    By Allan Smith, Business Insider

    Over the past few days, the US political world has watched as a billionaire business mogul has grabbed headlines, diverted attention from the presidential candidates, and signaled that he is open to...

  • Are You Wealthy? Maybe in Dallas but Not in New York

    By Robert Frank, CNBC

    Everyone's definition of "wealthy" is different, depending on their bank account and values. But a new series of surveys shows that where a person lives can be as important as how when determining...

  • Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA Dallas Mavericks,  speaks during the Wall Street Journal Digital Live ( WSJDLive ) conference at the Montage hotel in Laguna Beach

    Mark Cuban: 5 Strategies for Starting a Business

    By Marguerite Ward , CNBC

    That's one key takeaway from billionaire entrepreneur and "Shark Tank" investor Mark Cuban, who shared five business strategies, some of which may surprise you. Related: Mark Cuban to Young...

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