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Biden announced an extension of the student loan payment pause. These 3 factors will determine when you need to start making payments again

4 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Biden extended the student-loan payment pause through June 30, 2023 at the latest.
The extension was in response to two federal courts that have blocked the debt relief.
Payments could resume earlier if lawsuits are resolved before June 30.
It has now been six times that President Joe Biden has extended the pandemic-era pause on student-loan payments. The move comes as his bigger plan to cancel student debt is in jeopardy. After Biden announced in August up to $20,000 in student-debt relief for federal borrowers, a number of conservative lawsuits jumped up seeking to block the...
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If the Biden administration doesn't step in to block the $25 billion Kroger-Albertsons merger, it will be devastating for shoppers and grocery-store workers - while the rich shareholders will get richer

4 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Kroger and Albertsons announced a merger. Brandon Bell/Getty Images and Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures and the cohost of the "Pitchfork Economics" podcast.
Last month, Kroger announced a $25 billion deal to merge with grocery chain Albertsons.
History has shown prices can go up and workers can lose their jobs after a merger.
Grocery chain Kroger hasn't exactly been burnishing its reputation as a great place to work and shop. During the pandemic last year, local city councils in Long Beach and Seattle passed "hero pay" laws...
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