‘It’s shameful and disgusting’: Mississippi cuts welfare to the poor nearly 90% while sending it to Brett Favre and other connected players

In Mississippi, where elected officials have a long history of praising self-sufficiency and condemning federal antipoverty programs, a welfare scandal has exposed how millions of dollars were diverted to the rich and powerful — including pro athletes — instead of helping some of the neediest people in the nation.
— Read on fortune.com/2023/01/03/mississippi-welfare-scandal-brett-favre-aid-to-poor-cut-nearly-90-percent/

FTC Orders an End to Illegal Mastercard Business Tactics and Requires it to Stop Blocking Competing Debit Card Payment Networks

The Federal Trade Commission is ordering an end to illegal business tactics that Mastercard has been using to force merchants to route debit card payments through its payment network, and is requir
— Read on www.ftc.gov/news-events/news/press-releases/2022/12/ftc-orders-end-illegal-mastercard-business-tactics-requires-it-stop-blocking-competing-debit-card