Members of the House on Tuesday pushed through a $480 billion increase to the nation’s debt limit, ensuring the federal government can continue fully paying its bills into December.
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The Affordable Care Act requires not-for-profit hospitals to tell patients about financial help, but it leaves the details for how that gets done or the extent of the assistance largely up to them. Patient counselors see little consistency.
The debt-ceiling increase covers federal borrowing only until about Dec. 3. That means Congress faces yet another deadline to stave off default and prevent a government shutdown, two urgent tasks that carry significant political and economic consequences in the case of failure.
Senate leaders announced an agreement Thursday to extend the government’s borrowing authority into December, temporarily averting an unprecedented federal default that experts say would have devastated the economy.
Invoking a filibuster rules change won’t be easy, in part because all Democratic senators would need to be on board.
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The university plans to use grant funds from the federal government, specifically Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds, to clear debt for more than two-thirds of its students.
Consumer borrowing is closely watched for indications about Americans’ willingness to take on more debt to finance their spending, which accounts for two-thirds of U.S. economic activity.
Steak n Shake was preparing for a potential Chapter 11 filing earlier this month while the company negotiated with holders of the debt, Bloomberg had reported.
Council members Bruce Kimball, Kevin Rider and Jeff Worrell have co-sponsored Mayor Jim Brainard’s requests to finance a potential $40 million Carmel Police Department headquarters expansion, a $60 million series of road projects and $25 million for undefined redevelopment projects throughout the city.
For some, however, the ability to keep buying things with plastic and then pay the bill likely depends on whether current negotiations in Washington, D.C., produce another round of economic aid.
Amid the economic uncertainty—even though some banks express reasons for optimism—Indiana-based financial institutions are preparing themselves now for the losses that likely lie ahead.
Indiana’s weakest and often smallest hospitals, usually with just a few dozen beds, might be only months from beginning the process of shutting their doors, industry leaders say.
Experts say hotels of all sizes are under tremendous stress as revenue for many falls below the levels needed for debt payments.
Companies banged up during the Great Recession a decade ago have been preparing for the next slowdown by keeping workforces lean, adding technology and avoiding excessive debt.
The rules released Tuesday are an update to debt-collection regulations enacted in the 1970s, which never took into account changes in technology, like the use of cellphones, email or the internet.
Carmel’s total liabilities have swelled to nearly $1.2 billion including principal, interest and other debt payments, according to the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance.
The Indianapolis-based appliance and electronics retailer says it has interest from dozens of potential purchasers.