- The average American credit score is now 666. Does this mean it's time to watch the Rapture Index more closely?
- The US has slipped to 22nd in the global corruption ranking tables, a historic low. In the Americas, this puts the country behind Canada, Barbados and Chile. Nancy Boswell, the president of Transparency International which conducted the survey, said: "We're not talking about corruption in the sense of breaking the law. We're talking about a sense that the system is corrupted by these practices. There's an integrity deficit."
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