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Soaring Student Loan Debt Poses Risk to Nation’s Future Economic Growth

Jorge Villalba was a construction worker when the housing market began slowing in 2005, so the Glendale resident changed jobs and decided to invest in his future by going to college. Source: LA Times

On freight-dependent Catalina, an uproar over a new exclusive contract

At about 9:15 each weeknight, the “Islander” barge rumbles toward the rocky shoreline of eastern Catalina Island – and on it, the daily essentials for 4,000 residents and an estimated 1 million visitors every year. Source: LA Times

Under-pressure Putin woos Asia on Far East ventures

As Russia’s economy stutters, its president is turning his attention to the country’s Far East, where he hopes Asian money can generate prosperity. Source: CNBC Clean Energy

Asian Investors Go Big on New Zealand’s Dairy

Asian Investors Go Big on New Zealand’s Dairy

Agribusiness attracted approximately 11 percent of the total investment, the majority in dairy and milk processing. The post Asian investors go big on New Zealand’s dairy appeared first on Agri Investor. Source: Agri Investor

US approves landmark oil swaps with Mexico

US approves landmark oil swaps with Mexico

The Obama administration will allow limited sales of U.S. crude to Mexico for the first time, a senior administration official told Reuters. Source: CNBC Clean Energy

Is Islamic State a State?

Is Islamic State a State?

Is Islamic State a State? A good starting point for finding an answer is to establish what constitutes a state. For this, many would invoke the 1933 Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States, a treaty that sought to define statehood and map out its responsibilities in the modern era. The convention lists […]