KERN COUNTY, Calif. — A soft light was just beginning to outline the Tejon Hills as Bret Adee counted rows of wizened almond trees under his breath.

He placed a modest white flag at the end of each 16th row …


A hundred individuals packed a bookstore in Brooklyn to write postcards to elected officials and, as the invitation urged, “plot next measures.” In St. Louis, bookstore owners began organizing a writer-studded occasion to advantage location refugees. At a bookshop in …


Household debt in the U.S. totals a staggering $ 12.58 trillion, a level not seen considering that 2008, according to the New York Federal Reserve’s quarterly report released Thursday.

The figure represents a $ 226 billion improve in household debt …