After earthquakes, rural Mexicans struggle to afford food

The two massive earthquakes that devastated Mexico in September left thousands of people homeless and drove up food costs in many of the affected areas. Even before the disaster, many Mexicans were already struggling with rising food and fuel costs. The Mexican peso hit an all-time low this year, in part because of trade threats from President Donald Trump. And now the earthquakes have made it even harder for low-income Mexicans to make ends meet. In the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, by early October federal disaster relief has started…

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American Apparel Fights Supplier in Latest Bankruptcy-Related Struggle

American Apparel LLC, which earlier this month filed its second bankruptcy in just over a year, on Wednesday said its Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are at risk from a payment dispute with a supplier of scanning equipment. The company, iTek Services Inc, is demanding $6,000 before it turns over shipment of scanning equipment that American Apparel said in court papers it needs for its distribution center in La Mirada, California. In papers filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, the retailer asked a judge to compel iTek to…

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