For many of the richest people in Hong Kong, one of Asia's wealthiest cities, home is a mansion with an expansive view. But for thousands of the poorest, home is a metal cage with no hope for a view. (Feb. 7)
John L: Last month, about 60 members of Congress wrote a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack requesting the agency "make an immediate market injection and offer financial assistance" to help the U.S. dairy industry. One of the biggest beneficiaries of the government's largesse is berry farmers. The cranberry industry received almost one-third of the USDA's total spending last year on Section 32. After receiving $98.6 million in purchases last year, another $27.5 million worth of cranberry concentrate buys was announced this summer.