Yakuza-Lending Surge Feared in Japan

Aug. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Victims of loan sharks in Japan and consumer advocacy groups say a possible revision of a law which cracked down on predatory lending may lead to a new surge of suicides and bankruptcies among borrowers. Lawmakers who say the legislation went too far in cutting credit to small businesses in a stagnant economy want to ease restrictions. That’s sparking debate between the two sides. Bloomberg's Scilla Alecci reports from Tokyo. (Source: Bloomberg)
Aetna to Buy Humana for $37 Billion
12:37 - Bloomberg's Francine Lacqua and Manus Cranny report on today's "Top Headlines." They speak on Bloomberg Television's "The Pulse." (Source: Bloomberg)
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