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America uses 11 times more energy than the UK –with only 5 times more people

Last week, we called attention to America’s massive energy inefficiency problem. The amount of energy wasted by the US economy in 2012, we noted, could power the United Kingdom for…  …

Why won’t more Americans ride trains?

AMERICA has by far the largest rail network in the world, with more than twice as much track as China. But it lags far behind other first-world countries in ridership. Instead of passengers, most of America’s massive rail network is used to carry freight…  …

Why does America have such a big prison population?

Why does America have such a big prison population? (via The Economist) “TOO many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long, and for no truly good law-enforcement reason.” The person who said that was neither a defence lawyer, nor a prisoners’-rights advocate, nor a European looking down…

Rick Santorum: ‘There’s no class in America’

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum attempted to shame Democrats for using socio-economic barometers like the term “middle class” during an appearance at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday. “When Republicans get up and talk about ‘the middle class,’ we’re buying into their rhetoric of dividing America,” Santorum insisted to…

From hope to fear: the broken promise of Barack Obama

For 10 years, Paul Harris has been the Observer’s US reporter. He reflects on the President’s progress from soaring rhetoric to scandal It is all too easy to look back on some moments in the past and claim their significance was obvious at the time. That it was clear –…

Russell Simmons on the ‘war on drugs’: ‘We’ve got to start a revolution’

The hip-hop mogul and executive producer of The House I Live In tells of the suffering he saw while growing up in Queens I’m particularly concerned about how the war on drugs has destroyed the fabric of the black community in America. I grew up in a lower middle-class neighbourhood…

Bank of America to charge debit card use fee

(Reuters) – Bank of America Corp plans to charge customers who use their debit cards to make purchases a $5 monthly fee beginning early next year, joining other banks scrambling for new sources of revenue. U.S. banks have been looking for ways to increase revenue as regulations introduced since the…

Nissan to expand U.S. availability of all-electric Leaf model

WASHINGTON — Nissan North America said Tuesday it was expanding the availability of the all-electric Nissan Leaf to more US outlets and raising the price for the 2012 model. Brian Carolin, senior vice president of sales and marketing, said the Leaf will be available this fall in 10 additional states…

BofA posts second-quarter loss on mortgage settlement

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) – Bank of America Corp posted a second-quarter net loss after agreeing to an $8.5 billion settlement with mortgage bond investors. The largest U.S. bank by assets reported on Tuesday a net loss of $8.8 billion, or 90 cents per share, compared with net income of…

Bank of America pays $410 million to settle overdraft dispute

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Bank of America has entered into a preliminary agreement to pay $410 million to clients who accused it of excessive overdraft fees, according to court documents. The documents released Monday by a US district court in southern Florida said the class action lawsuit included some one million…

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