The European Central Bank could buy loans and other assets from banks to help support the euro zone economy, Germany's Bundesbank has said, marking a radical softening of its stance on the contested policy.
But healing those hurt in the clashes — or anyone sick, for that matter — is becoming more challenging every day as emergency rooms run out of gloves, bandages and antibiotics and many other basics.Venezuelan Medical Federation president Douglas Leon Natera says patients are urged to show up at hospitals with their own disinfectant, gauze and pain killers.
"Doctors are working with our bare hands, without resources,” he says.
Those issued a ticket must pay the $85 fine first before getting a hearing to protest the ticket. That, Allen said, is unconstitutional, along with the process motorist have to contest the fines. A Butler County judge last month ordered New Miami to stop using its speed cameras, saying the devices violate motorists' right to due process. A Hamilton County Judge also came to the same conclusion in the Village of Elmwood Place.
About 75 million baby boomers, born from 1946 to 1964, are starting to retire and face meager returns as a byproduct of the Fed’s decision to hold its benchmark rate near zero since December 2008. Policy makers also have quadrupled the central bank’s balance sheet to a record $4.22 trillion to drive down borrowing costs.
The food price inflation outlook assumes normal weather, the USDA said, adding that the California drought poses a risk of bigger increases in many food categories, and that high supermarket prices for beef are "here to stay."
A report by a federal watchdog has found that about half of all payday loans are made to people who extend the loans so many times they end up paying more in fees than the original amount they borrowed.
The report released Tuesday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau also shows that four of five payday loans are extended, or "rolled over," within 14 days. Additional fees are charged when loans are rolled over.
Median debt loads for graduate school borrowers increased to $57,600 in 2012, from an inflation-adjusted $40,209 in 2004, the study said. Over the same period, the debt load for the typical MBA borrower increased just $627, to $42,000. In contrast, the median debt load for a master of arts graduate rose to $58,539, from $37,965, according to the survey, while the debt load for the typical law student rose to $140,616, up from $88,634.
Net imports totaled 109.2 metric tons last month, compared with 83.6 tons in January and 60.9 tons a year earlier, according to calculations by Bloomberg News based on data from the Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department today.
Bailed-out Bank of Cyprus BOC.CY is reviewing its restructuring plans in a move that could result in billions of euros of its troubled assets being put into a "bad bank", chief executive John Hourican said.
Spain has proposed creditor banks take a 50 percent haircut on debt owed by nine failed motorways and will pay the balance via a 30-year bond of around 2.3 billion euros ($3.17 billion) with a coupon of at least 1 percent, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.
The deterioration in macroeconomic stability reflected FX rationing, increasing shortages, increased state intervention and rapid growth in financing by the BCV to the non-financial public sector. Divisions within the government of President Nicolas Maduro and weak political capital have delayed necessary policy adjustments to address rising macroeconomic imbalances.
Referring to talks now going on with the IMF, he said: "We are successfully heading towards concluding a programme. I think we shall receive (what we seek). This sum is from 15 to 20 billion dollars."
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