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News From the Control Tower - 9/29/2021

News from the Control Tower: Our weekly curated list of news stories affecting you and your finances.

This week’s reads include: 

1.       Rural America’s Roads Might Resemble Cuba in 20 Years

As the nation shifts to electric vehicles, picture well-kept but long discontinued gas-powered pickups, especially in areas where charging stations may be sparse.

2.       Where’s the Cheap Beef?

The rising prices at the supermarket checkout are a problem with no simple explanation. But Democratic hopes may depend on finding the right answer.

3.       Portillo's files to go public as it continues adding locations

Portillo's is getting closer to becoming a publicly traded company, and it has big plans for expansion.

4.       131 Federal Judges Broke the Law by Hearing Cases Where They Had a Financial Interest

The judges failed to recuse themselves from 685 lawsuits from 2010 to 2018 involving firms in which they or their family held shares, a Wall Street Journal investigation found

5.       Ford, partner to spend $11.4B on four new plants in Tennessee, Kentucky to back EVs

It’s Ford Motor Co’s single largest manufacturing investment in its 118-year-history.

Bonus: How ancient footprints shed light on America’s first teenagers

Adolescents always liked hanging out together, as new evidence of human activity from more than 20,000 years ago reveals