Authored by Michael Snyder via TheMostImportantNews.com, Hundreds of thousands of wealthy residents have already left New York City, and more are leaving every day as America’s biggest city rapidly degenerates into a hellhole. This is incredibly sad to watch, because in many ways New York had been an incredible success story over the past several […]
Millions of employees could be in for a rude surprise next April when they find out their home office isn’t deductible and the states can’t agree on who gets their money. Time to put a tax pro on speed dial?
The most important figures CalPERS publishes all year are its preliminary returns, which it releases shortly after its June 30 fiscal year end, and its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, which comes out in November. In recent years, the preliminary returns have been identical to the final result, so this figure, unlike, say, the preliminary GDP […]
Yves here. I know it’s probably not the most consequential example for readers, but it is gratifying to read that the garment industry is coming back to Manhattan. When I first came to Manhattan in the early 1980s, the fashion biz wasn’t the only industry to make things in New York City. The printers who […]
Back in early, DoubleLine’s Jeff Gundlach made a prediction that was viewed as anathema in “serious” circles: he said that Donald Trump would win the 2016 presidential election. And much to the chagrin of all his “serious” colleagues, he was proven correct which is why earlier today we said that the one thing we were […]
As Bloomberg’s Mark Cranfield noted this evening, small reversals are just not gold’s style after a major advance (typically somewhere between a 15% and 20% drop is more common), and the selling pressure on precious metals has continued as Japan and then China opens this evening with Silver futures back at a $23 handle and […]
The latest economic data suggest the US recovery stalled. One look at the Citi US econ surprise index, as of this week, shows the recovery ran out of steam last month. A fiscal cliff is already underway, set to enter the second week on Friday (Aug. 14) as tens of millions of Americans are unemployed and have yet to […]
Before someone decides to hire you or buy from you, they need to feel confident. So they start looking for clues. Clues that will tell them whether they should hire you or avoid you. Why? Because your prospective clients have all made bad decisions before. They’ve been let down. They’ve had promises broken. Some will […]
Authored by Jeffrey Tucker via The American Institute for Economic Research, Shell-shocked is a good way to describe the mood in the U.S. for a good part of the Spring of 2020. Most of us never thought it could happen here. I certainly did not, even though I’ve been writing about pandemic lockdown plans for […]
Just when you thought all universities were good for was churning out uninformed Marxists, the University of Georgia breaks that stigma by offering up some groundbreaking sexual health advice in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The University had written a section called “Covid-19 Considerations” on its University Health Center website several days ago, but […]
Authored by Zachary Yost via The Mises Institute, “Never let a crisis go to waste,” the old adage goes, and the coronavirus fiasco has demonstrated this principle in action more times than one can count. From declarations of veritable society-wide house arrest to crazed government spending and monetary policy, there has been no shortage of opportunistic […]
School districts across the nation are on edge now that we’re entering mid-August into September, when K-12 schools typically open. And during more normal times Fall sports like football are already in full swing in terms of practices, which in some places, for example in most parts of Texas, appears to be resuming as normal. Many […]
by Calculated Risk on 8/11/2020 08:26:00 PM
WASHINGTON — The State Department inspector general issued a report on Tuesday criticizing the agency as failing to take proper measures to reduce civilian deaths from American-made bombs used by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in the catastrophic Yemen war. The report, released 14 months after Congress asked the inspector general to start […]
Photo by bongkarn thanyakij from Pexels When you consider just how pivotal visuals are in the modern world, it makes sense that graphic design businesses are currently thriving. From logos to social media backgrounds, designers are being called upon to complete a wide array of tasks. Graphic design currently a lucrative industry, to be sure. But it’s also […]
Round 6 results of the FiveThirtyEight/IGM COVID-19 Economic Outlook Survey Series is out. Fivethirtyeight characterizes the results: A sudden uptick in food insecurity. A wave of evictions. People spending less money at shops and restaurants. More job losses. According to leading economists, that’s what’s likely in store for the U.S. economy this year if Congress […]
O2’s living billboard installed in Shoreditch advertises firm’s eco-themed customer rewards week | Credit: O2 O2 argues Britain can become a leader in 5G ‘if we invest now’, as it publishes report outlining how technology remains a key component for the low carbon transition 5G mobile technology will play a critical role in greening the […]
Latest report from Calastone reveals how ESG funds are demonstrating remarkable resilience in face of economic downturn ESG and global equity funds both continued to break records over the past month and quarter, however this did not prevent active equity funds losing £638m overall in July alone, according to the latest…
Following two of the worst harvests in decades, the new McCain Potato Farmer Pledge campaign aims to help British farmers adapt to increasingly erratic weather With much of the UK baking in near record high August temperatures, one of the country’s leading food brands has today launched a major new campaign to help farmers adapt […]
The UK government should introduce a California-style Zero-Emission Vehicle Mandate to clean up road transport, argues Policy Exchange’s Ed Birkett Transport is now the UK’s biggest source of climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions. The Government plans to ban the sale of petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans by 2035 or earlier, but now needs an…
by Calculated Risk on 8/11/2020 06:05:00 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — In April, Françoise Brougher, the chief operating officer of Pinterest and its top female executive, abruptly left the company with little explanation. In a lawsuit filed on Tuesday, Ms. Brougher accused the $21 billion company, which makes virtual pinboards, of firing her after she complained about sexist treatment. In her suit, which […]
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That win put us on the map as far as quality that can be produced using regenerative or even more specifically (KNF) Korean Natural Farming/no till Jadam style of growing methodology.
Organizations can benefit from the creativity and ideas that Africa has to offer by stepping outside of the boundaries of the traditional corporate structure.
CNBC: Tesla announced a five-for-one stock split on Tuesday evening. The split goes into effect on August 31. Tesla shares rose more than 6% in post-market trading even though the stock split changes nothing fundamental about the stock. Theoretically, the move could mean more smaller investors could afford the stock, but those investors are minuscule compared to major institutions. What’s […]
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By Donald J. Harris, here is the abstract: Focused on the emerging conditions of industrial capitalism in Britain in their own time, the classical economists were able to provide an account of the broad forces that influence economic growth and of the mechanisms underlying the growth process. Accumulation and productive investment of a part of […]
Being a business owner can be rough in the best of times. When the entire economy is taking a hit, it gets even harder to hold everything together, so it’s important to understand your foreclosure options.
WASHINGTON — When President Trump announced that he was unilaterally deferring payroll taxes to bring economic relief to struggling Americans, he and his aides thought it would allow them to frame him as pro-worker. But the move comes with political risks. Eliminating the payroll tax could jeopardize the funding stream for Social Security, which is […]
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court threw out an antitrust verdict against Qualcomm on Tuesday, overturning a ruling that had threatened the chip maker’s business model. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a 2019 ruling by a federal judge who found that Qualcomm had abused its […]
Humans are hardwired to connect. People don’t just want, but need to meet people. And we can’t anymore, because spaces for real connection are disappearing.
By investing in employee engagement and improved communication, you invest in the success of your business.
There have been few insights into what the Queen’s favourite film is but one might assume that it would be a black and white classic from her youth or perhaps Black Beauty. According to Brian Blessed, however, one of her favourite films is Flash Gordon, the 1980 high camp space opera in which the actor […]
By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Extremely patient readers, I set the alarm wrong and woke up too late. More as shortly as may be, since I must also do a laundry if I am not to be whiffy later in the day. Grr! –lambert UPDATE All done. Now to the dryer! #COVID19 At reader request, […]
Are you already signed up for our daily e-mail newsletter? Great, but did you know that we just launched an adviser-focused e-mail on Fridays? Now you do. Sign up here! Quote of the Day “Brands are more than logos, taglines and color palettes. Sure, those things are cool, but that’s just the tip of the […]
Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org, Since the death of George Floyd beneath the knee of a cop in Minneapolis on Memorial Day, the nation has been instructed by its cultural elites that this is the daily reality that a racist America has too long ignored. Our nation, it was shouted in our faces, is […]
Financial opportunity can sometimes be hard to recognize. Here is a story of how one couple missed out on $24,000 of financial opportunity because they didn’t understand the rental market. Recently, I made a strong attempt to help ameliorate the #1 recurring problem in San Francisco: housing affordability. My idea was to provide $2,000/month in […]
As previewed last week, a record big $112BN quarterly refunding auction kicks off today with $48BN in 3-yr Notes, a record size for the tenor with yields edging up from 11bp to 15bp in the last week to make room for the supply. AS SocGen’s Kit Juckes notes, while selling humungous amounts of debt in […]
The annual New York Comic Con, which was scheduled to be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Oct. 8 through Oct. 11, is going virtual. It is the latest comic book convention to go online in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. ReedPOP, which operates New York Comic Con, announced Tuesday that it […]
For the sixth straight month in a row, customers are bailing on Boeing. The embattled manufacturer saw customers abandon plans to buy 43 of its 737 MAX planes in July, where cancelled orders once again outpaced the company’s sales, according to CNBC. Boeing has net negative orders of 836 planes this year, inclusive of aircraft […]
On any given day, Central Concrete, in San Jose, Calif., does what concrete companies have been doing for centuries: combining sand, gravel, water and cement to create the slurry that is used in construction. But Central — one of a handful of companies at the forefront of a movement to make a greener concrete — […]
Here’s what you need to know: Copied to clipboard. Wall Street was close to hitting a remarkable milestone on Tuesday, one that defies the human and economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic, the worsening relations between the United States and China and a stalemate in Washington that is stymieing efforts to support Americans. The S&P […]
Floyd Abrams, one of the most prominent First Amendment lawyers in the country, has a new client: the facial recognition company Clearview AI. Litigation against the start-up “has the potential of leading to a major decision about the interrelationship between privacy claims and First Amendment defenses in the 21st century,” Mr. Abrams said in a […]
By Mark Cudmore, former Lehman FX trader and currently macro strategist at Bloomberg Markets Live The Gold and Bitcoin Bull Run Is Just Beginning A long-term trend of investor demand for stores of value has only just begun, with policy doors now open that won’t be easily closed again. That’s a huge mark in favor […]
Early in the pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said something that grabbed a lot of attention: Handshakes should become a thing of the past. It sounded far-fetched. But as the outbreak drags on, and we’ve become more conscious of germs and hygiene, “some of the changes we made are likely […]
Readers may recall as early as April we outlined how mortgage lenders were preparing for the most significant wave of delinquencies in history as tens of millions of people lost their jobs because of the virus-induced recession. Mortgage lending standards have since tightened as mass foreclosures and mortgage market mayhem appears to be ahead. The Trump administration has […]
One of the nation’s largest egg producers has been accused by New York authorities of raking in $4 million in illegal revenue by gouging customers with exorbitantly high prices when the state was grappling with rising coronavirus cases. A lawsuit filed on Tuesday by Attorney General Letitia James of New York contends that the producer, […]
The bigwigs in the insurance industry have always looked toward incorporating more technology into their businesses. However, long-standing processes and strict government regulations have hindered most InsurTech companies’ progress toward this goal. Fortunately, we’ve started to witness some massive changes in this trend. Now more than ever, insurance companies are increasing their investment in technology. […]