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Wheels Come Off For Bus Companies, Closing Down Travel Options For Poor Americans

The wheels on the nation’s buses aren’t going round and round very much these days according to MPRnews, which notes that demand for bus travel has fallen by more than 80 percent during the pandemic, as public health authorities urge people to avoid travel where possible. That is raising concerns about the potential long-term damage…

US Household Wealth Hits All-Time High As “Top 1%” Have Never Been Richer While Poor Drown In Debt

The Fed’s latest Flow of Funds report released at noon today showed the latest snapshot of the US “household” sector as of Sept 30 2020. What it showed is that one quarter after the biggest surge in household net worth on record when US household net worth jumped by $7.6 trillion to $119.0 trillion (which…

African Cocoa Farmers Accuse ‘Big Chocolate’ Of Circumventing Tax Meant To Help The Poor 

The Financial Times reviewed a letter, written by Ivory Coast and Ghana, think of both as cocoa’s OPEC, control about two-thirds of the world’s cocoa trade, outlined how both countries were angered by the blatant attempt of top chocolate companies and traders including Mars, Hershey, and Olam in their attempts to circumvent a premium on cocoa…