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Farm loan delinquencies rising

KAYLA WOLF, JOURNAL STAR FILE PHOTOA pile of about 750,000 bushels of corn sits outside a Farmers Coop in 2017 They're at highest level in a least nine years by ROXANA HEGEMEN - Associated Press The nation's farmers are struggling to pay back loans after years of low...

Helping others save

Program helps people save for big ticket items NANCY HICKS - Lincoln Journal Star Axel Sinda and his wife Noella Disasi figured it would be years before they could afford to buy a house. The couple, who immigrated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2014, had...

Warning: Student Loan Default Can Garnish Your Paycheck

by Kelsey Sheehy - NerdWallet (AP) - There's a dirty little secret of the student debt crisis. One that affects millions of borrowers, but isn't talked about at dinner tables, on social media or in think pieces about student loans. The taboo topic is wage garnishment...

Restaurants oppose wage raises

But tipped workers say subminimum wage in the state is too low by JoANNE YOUNG - Lincoln Journal Star Samantha Downs has been a bartender more than 17 years, and she's proud of the carer the service industry has provided. She told a legislative committee Monday that...

Auto Loans in High Gear

Andrew Haughwout, Donghoon Lee, Joelle Scally, and Wilbert van der Klaauw Total household debt increased modestly, by $32 billion, in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the latest Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit from the New York...

Bankruptcies tick up

Nebraska filings rise for the first time in eight years   MATT OLBERDING - Lincoln Journal Star     Bankruptcy filings rose slightly last year in Nebraska, the first increase in eight years.      According to statistics posted on the website of the U.S....

Farm bill may be passed soon

Steve Karnowski - The Associated Press    SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. - A key congressional voice on agriculture, U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota said Tuesday that he's optimistic that lawmakers can pass a new farm bill next week after a delay caused by...

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