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Buy now, pay later schemes are catching the eye of consumers, and of federal regulators
Industry says no-interest BNPL loans are more equitable than credit cards but consumers say they can be a spending trap

Lauren Aratani

27, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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White House says Biden ‘refining plans for all scenarios’ over Ukraine-Russia – as it happened
President to hold video call with European leaders over escalating crisis – follow all the day’s politics news

Sam Levin (now) and Vivian Ho (earlier)

25, Jan, 2022 @1:45 AM

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US supreme court will hear challenge to affirmative action in college admission
Harvard and University of North Carolina are defendants, giving majority-conservative court an opportunity to overturn precedent

Lauren Aratani

24, Jan, 2022 @9:43 PM

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MyPillow CEO faces defamation lawsuit from second voting machine maker
Mike Lindell is being sued by UK-based company Smartmatic over his claims that it switched votes from Trump to Biden in 2020

Lauren Aratani

21, Jan, 2022 @1:56 PM

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Biden warns Russia will ‘pay a heavy price’ if Putin launches Ukraine invasion – as it happened
President seeks to clarify comments from Wednesday on Ukraine-Russia crisis amid escalating tension on border – follow all the day’s politics news

Maanvi Singh (now) and Joan E Greve (earlier)

21, Jan, 2022 @12:23 AM

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Kamala Harris insists US will respond aggressively on Ukraine after Biden flub
Vice-president warns of ‘severe costs’ for any Russian incursion after president’s press conference raised doubts.

Lauren Aratani

20, Jan, 2022 @2:29 PM

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Schumer insists Senate will vote on voting rights bill ‘win, lose or draw’ – as it happened
Senate majority leader says ‘the eyes of the nation will be watching’ – follow all the latest news

Maanvi Singh (now) and Joan E Greve (earlier)

19, Jan, 2022 @12:27 AM

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US supreme court considers Boston’s refusal to fly Christian flag at city hall
Justices seemed to have little doubt that Boston was wrong to refuse to fly the banner, which was described as a Christian flag

Lauren Aratani and agencies

18, Jan, 2022 @7:18 PM

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Navient reaches $1.85bn settlement over claims of predatory US student loans
Student loan servicer is expected to pay $1.7bn in loan cancellation and $95m in payouts

Lauren Aratani

13, Jan, 2022 @8:11 PM

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January 6 panel to invite House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy to testify – as it happened
Chairman Bennie Thompson says House minority leader will be invited to go before committee – follow the latest

Maanvi Singh and Joan E Greve

13, Jan, 2022 @1:27 AM

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US inflation hits 7% for first time since 1982; cost of living squeeze continues – as it happened
Cost of living soars on both sides of the Atlantic, as US inflation jumps, and UK consumers face higher gas bills and hotel costs

Graeme Wearden

12, Jan, 2022 @5:50 PM

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US inflation reached 7% in December as prices rise at rates unseen in decades
US labor department says CPI rose 0.5% compared with November and 7% compared with December 2020

Lauren Aratani

12, Jan, 2022 @1:56 PM

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