University Times (University of Pittsburgh): Student creates tool to search Pitt’s financial disclosures

University Times (University of Pittsburgh): Student creates tool to search Pitt’s financial disclosures. “Jon Moss, the editor-in-chief of Pitt’s student newspaper, The Pitt News, created Ledger, a database that compiles Pitt’s expenses worth more than $1,000. With Ledger, users can edit their searches to find specific purchasers, vendors, types of expenses and disclosure years back to the 2014 fiscal year. These disclosures are available through Pennsylvania’s Public School Code of 1949, which, requires the state-related universities to submit information about their expenses by the end of each calendar year.”

BNN Bloomberg: Richest 25% of Americans cut spending the most during pandemic

BNN Bloomberg: Richest 25% of Americans cut spending the most during pandemic. “The richest quarter of Americans cut their consumer spending more than any other income group during the height of the pandemic, according to a study by a group of Harvard University researchers. As a result of high-income earners sharply reducing their expenditures, the revenues of businesses that cater to affluent households suffered, the study from Opportunity Insights, a Harvard research group led by Raj Chetty, John Friedman and Nathaniel Hendren, found.”