Retail bankruptcies just hit an all-time high — and these 18 companies could be the next to default

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Source:  MSN Money Retail bankruptcies hit an all-time high in the first quarter of the year, soaring past last year’s records, according to Moody’s Investor’s Service. The fallout is far from over, however, with many more defaults expected for the remainder of 2018. “We believe defaults in 2018 could match or exceed last year’s record …

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Striking maps reveal the huge wealth gap between American cities and the rest of the country

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Source:  MSN Money In the United States, your location is tied to how much money you can earn. Wealth is increasingly concentrating in urban centers like San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and New York. A new interactive map — which plots average incomes in counties across the U.S. — highlights this modern reality. Developed by the …

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Amazon warehouse workers skip bathroom breaks to keep their jobs, says report

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Source:  MSN Money Amazon warehouse workers are forced to pee in bottles or forego their bathroom breaks entirely because fulfillment demands are too high, according to journalist James Bloodworth, who went undercover as an Amazon worker for his book, Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain. Targets have reportedly increased exponentially, workers say in a …

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Scientists hope new enzyme will ‘eat’ plastic pollution

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Source:  MSN Scientists have accidentally developed a plastic-eating enzyme that may be used to combat one of the world’s worst pollution problems. Researchers from Britain’s University of Portsmouth and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) made the discovery while examining the structure of a natural enzyme found in a waste recycling …

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US taxpayers paid millions of dollars for the airstrikes on Syria. Here’s a breakdown of key costs

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Source:  MSN Money The U.S. strike on Syrian chemical weapons facilities was colossal over the weekend cost taxpayers a lot of money, although the total bill isn’t clear. To start, U.S. forces fired 66 Tomahawk cruise missiles on three Syrian targets early morning local time, making for a price tag of $92.4 million for those …

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