The bottom line
▪ Three-quarters of the world’s food today is derived from just 12 crops and five animal species. Scientists fear a mass extinction event could devastate global food supplies.
▪ Nearly two-thirds of congestion-related traffic violations in downtown San Francisco between April 1 and June 30 this year involved Uber and Lyft vehicles.
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▪ The median net worth for Americans with a college degree is $292,100, compared with $67,100 for those with just a high school diploma, according to the Federal Reserve.
▪ The average cost of a withdrawal from an out-ofnetwork ATM now exceeds $4.50, according to a new BankRate.com analysis. In 1998, the average was $1.97.
▪ Advances in 3-D printing could wipe out nearly a quarter of cross-border trade by 2060, according to an analysis by the financial firm ING. About half of all manufactured goods could be printed by then if investment in the technology continues to grow at the current rate.
▪ If Amazon were a U.S. state, it would rank fifth in terms of job creation in the 12 months ending in June. The company employed 382,400 people in June 2017, an increase of 113,500 from 12 months before. Only Texas, California, Florida, and New York added more jobs over that time period, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.