10 ways to lower your student loan payments

Lowering your student loan payments may be easier than you think. If you’re struggling to manage student loan debt, these 10 strategies may help. (iStock) A whopping 44.5 million people have student loan debt in the U.S., with more than $1.5 trillion owed, according to U.S. Chamber of Commerce data. Those loan payments can be burdensome, making it harder to […]

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Critical race theory backer Nikole Hannah-Jones uses 1619 Project to charge 'exorbitant' speaking fees: critic

Teacher fears job loss over critical race theory opposition Public school teacher Ramona Bessinger says she’s being harassed for speaking out against critical race theory. As Nikole Hannah-Jones' new book is topping some best-seller lists, she has used the 1619 Project as a platform to charge what a critic calls "exorbitant" speaking fees to schools across the country. Her book, […]

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The uncertainty around cryptocurrency

Why has the latest Bill regarding digital currencies, which is to be tabled in Parliament, caused widespread distress among crypto-investors? The story so far: A bill that the Centre is set to introduce in the Winter Session of Parliament has got investors in cryptocurrencies worried. The prices of cryptocurrencies across the board fell by as much as 20% after news […]

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This Is the State With the Most Aggravated Assaults

The Federal Bureau of Investigation keeps reams of crime data, which it releases both every quarter and once a year. Among the crimes it tracks is aggravated assault, which it defines as “an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury.” This usually involves a weapon, like a gun or a […]

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Biden touts efforts to cool soaring inflation, says gas prices will fall 'before long'

White House pours more money into economy amid inflation concerns Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, provides insight into Biden’s Build Back Better plan.  President Biden on Tuesday outlined the steps his administration is taking to combat surging inflation ahead of the holiday season, saying the different actions will help ease supply-chain bottlenecks and reduce rising gas prices.  The government recently reported […]

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Inflation at risk of 1980s spike, says former Trump economic adviser

Kudlow: Biden continues to downplay inflation crisis ‘Kudlow’ host discusses on going inflation as President Biden appoints Jerome Powell as Fed chair.  Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, on deck for a second term, is promising he’ll keep clamping down on inflation.  "We will use our tools both to support the economy and a strong labor market and to prevent higher […]

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This Is the Most Dangerous City in America

Once a year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation releases its Uniform Crime Report (UCR). The most recent version covers 2020, but the reports date back to 1930. The FBI says the report is created for law enforcement officials and “students of criminal justice, researchers, the media, and the public.” Much of the analysis of crime trends in America are based on […]

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SBI upgrades growth hopes to 9.3%-9.6% for 2021-22

Expects 8.1% rise in GDP in second quarter The State Bank of India (SBI) has upgraded its GDP growth projections for this year to a range of 9.3% to 9.6%, from 8.5% to 9% forecast earlier, attributing the optimism to improved vaccination and lower incidence of COVID-19 cases in the country. Citing 41 high-frequency indicators factored into its ‘Nowcasting’ model, […]

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This State Has the Highest Unemployment in America

With today’s national unemployment rate at 4.6%, which is the number supplied by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in its “The Employment Situation — October 2021” report, it is hard to imagine that the number was three times that just a year and a half ago. The economy added 531,000 jobs last month, and six-figure increases have been the […]

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