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

State of the Nation

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

New World Order State of the Nation

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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Feds Taxed and Borrowed $4.47 Trillion Since Last Tax Day; $13,737 for Every Man, Woman, Child in USA 

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 CNSNews The federal government has taxed and borrowed $4,474,356,967,081 since Tax Day 2017, according to statements published by the U.S. Treasury. That $4,474,356,967,081 in taxing and borrowing equals approximately $13,737 for each of the 325,719,178 people living in the United States as of July 2017. In 2017, the tax filing deadline was April 18. As …

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‘Nightmare bacteria’ spreading across the U.S.

New World Order State of the Nation

Source:  MSN “Nightmare bacteria” with the power to resist most antibiotics are popping up across the U.S., but new, aggressive policies can help stop them from spreading, federal health officials said Tuesday. A new program for testing suspect bacteria turned up unusual antibiotic-resistance genes 221 times in 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

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