Borrowing by mobile phone gets some poor people into trouble

Mobile money’s too tight to mention MOBILE MONEY, which offers the equivalent of a basic bank account to almost anyone with any sort of phone, has long been seen as a boon for financial inclusion. So recent evidence that it is leaving problems in its wake is causing dismay. Digital credit through mobile phones is […]

If in doubt, blame the Jets: New York fan puts drink-driving charge down to NFL team's poor form

A disgruntled New York Jets fan has tried to justify a charge of drink driving by blaming his not-so-beloved team. Jets fan Christopher Greyshock from West Milford was charged for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) after being involved in a crash last weekend, when he drove into the back of another vehicle at 5:15pm on Sunday […]

ITV This Morning: ‘Poor show’ Viewers rage as they spot REPEATED segment

It all unfolded on This Morning during a segment led by former Spice Girl Geri Horner. Geri, 46, and her daughter Bluebell were seen exploring the world of craft by visiting Cath Kidston and discussing prints on the ITV show. However, those watching at home thought it all felt a bit too familiar and took […]

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: This sign in your gums could indicate poor blood sugar levels

Type 2 diabetes is a condition where the body doesn’t respond to insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone that controls the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood. The condition is often caused by a person being overweight or obese, but many people won’t realise they have it because symptoms don’t tend to make you […]

Low pay, poor prospects, and psychological toll: The perils of microtask work

Enlarge / The Amazon Mechanical Turk, or mturk.com, website is displayed on a computer screen for a photograph in Tiskilwa, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images (credit: Getty Images) Microtask platforms recruit humans to do the rating, tagging, review-writing, and poll-taking work that can’t quite be automated with […]

Rules on bank lending in poor neighbourhoods are being rethought

THE document is dry, dusted with references to “benchmarks”, “performance evaluation” and “a metric-based framework”. But the 25 pages published on August 28th by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), one of America’s federal bank regulators, may start a protracted dispute over lenders’ obligations to poor neighbourhoods and hence to racial minorities. […]