REUTERS/Andrew Burton Occupy Wall Street demonstrators protest against the rising national student debt in New York City. US consumer debt is approaching a record 20% of GDP, and millennials owe most of it. Millennials — 21 to 34-year-olds — hold an estimated $ 1.1 trillion of the country’s $ 3.6 trillion in consumer debt, according […]

Shutterstock/KieferPix None of the 60 largest US corporations, offer the suggested amount of parental leave set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics, a new report finds. The report was published by Parental Leave in the United States (PL+US), a nonprofit that advocates for mandatory federal leave policies in the US. America is one of […]

Courtney Verrill Buckets of food wait to be served at Feeding the 5,000, a festival in Manhattan, New York. The American restaurant industry has a big food waste problem. A 2014 study by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance found that 84.3% of unused food in American restaurants ends up being disposed of, while 14.3% is recycled, and only […]

REUTERS/Kham In most western nations, goods are transported on trains, ships, and trucks. But in areas where those vehicles are less available, people and goods move from place to place by some rather creative means. These photos from Reuters reveal how people from all over the world use bikes, carts, boats, and animals in amazing […]

Reuters A Fulton Hotshot lights a controlled burn on the so-called Sequoia Fund, the large mutual fund managed by Robert Goldfarb and David Poppe, has posted a letter on the homepage of its website defending its massive investment in Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Shares of the Canadian drug company have collapsed since last Wednesday. That is when Citron Research, […]