Recession

  • Ukraine Getting IMF Staff Support for $17 Billion Loan

    International Monetary Fund staff endorsed a $17 billion loan to Ukraine to help the government pay its debts amid a projected economic contraction of 5 percent this year, according to government officials who have seen the recommendations. An IMF loan would clear the way for additional aid from…

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    • Afghan security guard shoots dead 3 American doctors at hospital

      The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan confirmed Thursday that three American doctors -- including a father and son -- were killed by an Afghan security guard who opened fire at a Kabul hospital. "With great sadness we confirm that three Americans were killed in the attack at CURE Hospital," said a…

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        • An unemployed aid program could help millions. Why aren’t more states using it?

          One of the last drips of federal aid for unemployed workers will expire next summer -- and few people even know it exists. Under federal legislation passed in 2012, the program provides funding for states that allow workers who have been forced into part-time positions to receive unemployment…

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          • No Party Can Count on an Advantage in 50/50 America

            What Jonathan Chait says seems to be becoming conventional wisdom. That doesn’t make it true: We appear to have entered a period in which Democrats command a normal advantage in presidential elections. That doesn’t mean Democrats will dominate Congress — both the House and Senate maps…

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            • IMF Staff Said to Back $17 Billion Ukraine Loan Amid Contraction

              International Monetary Fund staff endorsed a $17 billion loan to Ukraine to help the government pay its bills amid a projected economic contraction of 5 percent this year, according to government officials who have seen the recommendations. Conny Lotze, a spokeswoman for the IMF, declined to…

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