Many rental car lots in the northeastern US are sitting empty this holiday season, due to Hurricane Sandy, Read writes.
A long-simmering ethnic conflict in Myanmar (Burma) recently broke into American newspapers: At least 89 people have been killed and more than 35,000 displaced in what is being described (not entirely accurately) as Buddhist-Muslim violence. With President Obama as the first US head of state to visit this country, there are four points to bear in mind about this detour from Myanmar’s road to a more open society:
420,863 new recipients were added to the food stamps program in August 2012, with the current total increasing 2.86 percent on a year-over-year basis.
Whether Americans in the wake of Sandy will want to undertake the effort to change, in order to not only heal themselves but inoculate themselves against challenges posed by future storms like Sandy, is a major question, Stuebi writes.