Cyprus officials and international representatives were caught up in tortuous negotiations late into the night Saturday as they sought to forge a plan to raise the money the island nation needs to qualify for a bailout package. Failure would mean Cyprus could declare bankruptcy in just three days and possibly have to exit the eurozone.
The state still recorded one of the lowest bankruptcy increases in the country. The number of North Dakota bankruptcy cases jumped about 20 percent in 2009, but that increase was still among the lowest in the country, a new report from North Dakota State University says.
A husband and wife from Pine City have been killed in a head-on crash in eastern Minnesota near the Wisconsin border. Minnesota State Patrol Capt. Matt Langer said a 44-year-old-man who had been drinking tried to pass a minivan on Highway 70 in Rock Creek in a no-passing zone about 5:45 p.m. Friday.
States that allow debt collectors to seize consumers’ wages have sharply higher bankruptcy rates than neighboring states that prohibit or strictly limit the practice, an Associated Press analysis has found.
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