Nissan considers giving Renault some seats on oversight committees – source

TOKYO (Reuters) – Nissan Motor Co is considering giving its alliance partner Renault SA some seats on planned oversight committees after the French automaker expressed discontent with the envisioned governance reform, a source said. FILE PHOTO : The Nissan logo is seen at Nissan Motor Co.’s global headquarters building in Yokohama, Japan, December 17, 2018. […]

Stop Trying To Do It All

[Editor’s Note: The following post is by Passive Income, MD, the greatest outsourcer that I’ve ever met. He argues that doctors are far too afraid of outsourcing tasks, both at home and at work.  This post could be written directly to me. Enjoy!] If there’s anything I’ve learned about readers of this site, it’s that […]

Economic Growth: A Short History of a Controversial Idea

By Gareth Dale, who teaches at Brunel University. He publishes occasionally in The Ecologist. This article includes passages from previously published texts, including ‘The tide is rising, don’t rock the boat!’ Economic growth and the legitimation of inequality (2018), Seventeenth century origins of the growth paradigm (2017), and The growth paradigm: A critique (2012). Originally […]

Bribes and Backdoor Deals Help Foreign Firms Sell to China’s Hospitals

BEIJING — A trip to the sauna. A golf club membership. Luxury watches. Neatly packed bricks of red Chinese bills worth $220,000. The bribes lined the pockets of health care officials across China. Their purpose: to get public hospitals to buy millions of dollars’ worth of sophisticated medical equipment made by foreign companies like General […]

Why Chinese is so difficult

Worse than you think, I enjoyed the discussion of dictionaries most of all: One of the most unreasonably difficult things about learning Chinese is that merely learning how to look up a word in the dictionary is about the equivalent of an entire semester of secretarial school. When I was in Taiwan, I heard that […]

Court grants American Airlines' request to end 'devastating' slowdown by unions

FILE PHOTO: American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX jets sit parked at a facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S., May 10, 2019. Photo taken May 10, 2019. American Airlines/Handout via REUTERS (Reuters) – A U.S. federal court on Friday granted American Airlines Group Inc’s request to halt an alleged illegal slowdown by its mechanics’ unions that the […]

Army Major (Ret.): Why America's No-Fault Generals Won't Save Us From The Next War

Authored by Danny Sjrusen via The American Conservative, The brass are careerists, never punished for their mistakes, quietly assenting to the latest doomed interventions. Poll after poll indicates that the only public institution Americans still trust is the military. Not Congress, not the presidency, not the Supreme Court, the church, or the media. Just the American war machine. But […]

Drug Makers Sue to Block Requirement for Listing Prices in TV Ads

Three of the nation’s major drug manufacturers sued the Trump administration on Friday to block a rule that would force them to put the price of their drugs in television advertisements beginning this summer. The lawsuit, filed Friday in federal court in Washington, D.C., by Merck, Eli Lilly and Amgen, as well as a trade […]

US First Responders Fly Chinese Drones To Save American Lives 

Acting division chief of operations with the Fremont (California) Fire Department, Jeff Kleven, told VOA News that every firetruck would carry a drone. The department already operates 14 drones, uses the aerial vehicles to conduct reconnaissance and surveillance of an incident scene. The fire department is supplied with drones from Shenzhen-based SZ DJI Technology Co. […]

McGovern: DoJ Bloodhounds On the Scent Of John Brennan

Authored by Ray McGovern via ConsortiumNews.com, With Justice Department investigators’ noses to the ground, it should be just a matter of time before they identify Brennan as fabricator-in-chief of the Russiagate story… The New York Times Thursday morning has bad news for one of its favorite anonymous sources, former CIA Director John Brennan. The Times reports that the Justice […]

VW's Tennessee workers vote against union representation

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Reuters) – Workers at Volkswagen AG’s assembly plant in the state of Tennessee narrowly voted against union representation, dealing a fresh blow to the United Auto Workers’ (UAW) efforts to unionize a foreign automaker’s plant in the U.S. South. FILE PHOTO: Cars are seen at the Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee […]

Volkswagen Factory Workers in Tennessee Reject Union

In the latest defeat for organized labor in the South, workers at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee rejected an effort to form a union this week. Of the roughly 1,600 workers who voted, 833 opposed the unionization effort, according to results released late Friday. The United Automobile Workers has been trying to organize the factory, […]

Flores: The Democrats' Sinister Strategy To Win In 2020

Authored by Joaquin Flores via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The wildest single phenomenon as we come close to a clearer picture of the Democratic Party’s election strategy for 2020, is that there really isn’t a single candidate that the party has been able to coalesce around. And without this, it would appear difficult to see […]

Trump presses Lockheed to keep open a Pennsylvania plant slated for closure

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump greets Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson in front of a Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighter on the driveway abutting the South Lawn prior to delivering remarks at a showcase of American-made products event at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 23, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo (Reuters) – U.S. […]

Nissan considers giving Renault some seats on oversight committees: Kyodo

FILE PHOTO : The Nissan logo is seen at Nissan Motor Co.’s global headquarters building in Yokohama, Japan, December 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo TOKYO (Reuters) – Nissan Motor Co is considering giving its alliance partner Renault SA some seats on planned oversight committees after the French automaker expressed discontent with the envisioned governance reform, […]

Uber Will Use Drones To Deliver Piping-Hot Food

Uber on Wednesday announced that it will begin using drones for its Uber Eats service, and had gained regulatory approval to begin testing the service in San Diego, California.  Uber announced it will begin testing drones for food delivery for its Uber Eats service, and over time will land the aircraft on its cars for […]

Stockman Slams The “Deficits Don't Matter” Folly

Authored by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, Well, that was timely. The US Treasury just posted a record $207 billion deficit for May and record monthly spending of $440 billion. That brought the rolling 12 month deficit to just shy of the trillion dollar mark at $986 billion. The timely part is two-fold. First, […]

Papa John's dismisses KPMG as its auditor, hires EY

FILE PHOTO: The Papa John’s store in Westminster, Colorado, U.S. August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (Reuters) – Papa John’s International Inc said on Friday it dismissed KPMG LLP as its financial auditor and appointed Ernst & Young LLP, which served as its bookkeeper from 1990 to 2017, to handle its accounts for the fiscal year […]

1000s Of Illegals Quarantined After Exposure To Chicken Pox, Mumps

Approximately 5,200 adult migrants in US custody for illegally entering the country have been quarantined by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after being exposed to mumps or chicken pox, according to the agency.  An ICE official told CNN on Friday that of the quarantined individuals, approximately 80% (4,200) were exposed to mumps, 800 were exposed to chicken pox, […]

Top US Regulator Warns Financial System Is At Risk Due To… Climate Change

Submitted by Nick Cunningham of OilPrice.com A top U.S. financial regulator is worried that climate change could threaten global financial markets. Rostin Behnam, a commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), said that the financial system was at risk from the growing frequency and severity of storms. “The impacts of climate change affect every […]

5 Hacks for Selling with Google Shopping

Featured image from Pexels Google Shopping is a great way to increase your brand’s visibility and catch customers at different stages of their purchase journey. In this article, we take a look at five hacks for getting the most out of Google Shopping. Let’s dive in. 1. Think About Screen Size This is a simple […]

How to Be Effective When Studying Online

Featured image from Burst on Pexels Are you trying to earn an MBA so you can be a better entrepreneur? If so, you’re probably doing a lot of your studying online while you continue to run your business. Here are some guidelines to help you do that more effectively. Studying Online Is Like Going to […]

A Superyacht Marina Is The Location For Miami's Hottest New Restaurant

The popular event space The Deck at Island Gardens is back as a restaurant serving dinner on Thursdays and Fridays and offering all-day dining from noon to midnight on Saturdays and Sundays. Conveniently located on Watson Island off the MacArthur Causeway between downtown and South Beach, most of the big boats in its deepwater marina […]

U.S. to launch public hearings on additional China tariffs next week

FILE PHOTO: Workers load goods for export onto a crane at a port in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China June 7, 2019. Picture taken June 7, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Trade Representative’s Office on Monday will kick off seven days of testimony from U.S. retailers, manufacturers and other businesses about President Donald Trump’s […]

6 Contract Types Your Business Needs

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay  While verbal agreements are adequate in some scenarios, most businesses need to get written contracts. These commitments protect them and their operations from exploitation. Therefore, if you are new to the world of entrepreneurship or are looking to take your small but growing business to the next level, here are the main […]

Chicken producer Perdue enters crowded plant-based meat market

(Reuters) – Perdue Foods, one of America’s largest chicken producers, said it will sell frozen chicken nuggets mixed with cauliflower, chickpeas and plant protein to address a growing demand for products combining meat and vegetables. FILE PHOTO: Laborers clean a pile of dry chickpea outside a warehouse, along a wholesale market, in Karachi, Pakistan November […]

Elizabeth Warren Proposes Plan For Minority Entrepreneurs

To qualify, minority entrepreneurs need to have less than $100,000 in household wealth. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Getty Images Topline: Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has proposed a $7 billion grant program to fund minority entrepreneurs that would be paid for by her proposed Ultra-Millionaire Tax. Warren’s program, the Small Business Equity Fund, would give […]

Broadcom's $2 billion warning rattles global chip sector

LONDON/BENGALURU (Reuters) – Broadcom Inc sent a shockwave through the global chipmaking industry on Friday with its forecast that U.S.-China trade tensions and the ban on doing business with Huawei Technologies would knock $2 billion off the company’s sales this year. The forecast, included in the company’s second-quarter results late on Thursday, was the hardest […]

Wall Street ends down; Broadcom warning hits chip stocks

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks ended lower on Friday as investors were cautious going into next week’s Federal Reserve meeting, while a warning from Broadcom of a broad weakening in global demand weighed on chipmakers and added to U.S.-China trade worries. Shares of Broadcom Inc fell 5.6% after it cut its full-year revenue forecast […]

Galvin to propose fiduciary rule for Massachusetts brokers

Massachusetts will propose a rule that would mandate brokers and investment advisers apply a fiduciary standard of care in interactions with clients, Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin announced Friday afternoon. The Massachusetts Securities Division is soliciting preliminary comments on a rule proposal. The comment period will remain open until 5 p.m. on Friday, July […]

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Report Up to $135 Million in 2018 Income

In their second year of government service, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner reported income from their companies and investments of as much as $135 million, according to their annual financial disclosure reports made public on Friday. All told, the couple’s real estate holdings and other investments were worth as much as $786 million, down slightly […]

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events for 6.14.19

Succinct Summations for the week ending June 14th, 2019 Positives: 1. MBA mortgage apps rose 10.0% w/o/w, greater than previous decrease of 2.0%.2. MBA mortgage refinance apps rose 47.0% w/o/w, greater than previous 6.0% increase.3. Job openings came in at 7.449M for April, higher than the expected 7.400M.4. Industrial production rose 0.4% m/o/m, greater than […]

Press Release: JD.com Partners with International Firms

Liu Qiandong, founder and CEO of the Chinese retail company JD.com, announced recently that the company had higher than expected first-quarter income. The windfall is a direct result of the Chinese retail company’s partnerships with multiple international brands, including Walmart, Tencent, and Google. The partnerships boosted the company’s sales, and they expect profits to further […]

Global stocks dip as Fed meeting looms, oil climbs on geopolitical fears

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks ended nominally lower on Friday as investors awaited next week’s Federal Reserve meeting for signs of imminent easing, while the U.S.-Iran confrontation in the Gulf of Oman added to geopolitical uncertainty, sending oil prices higher. Logos for Chewy Inc. are displayed on the trading floor on the morning of […]

Women Who Sued Makers of Pelvic Mesh Are Suing Their Own Lawyers, Too

A nearly decade-long legal battle over the harm inflicted on tens of thousands of women by surgically implanted pelvic mesh is moving away from manufacturers and toward the lawyers who helped the women bring their cases. In recent weeks, women who received some of roughly $8 billion in settlements have sued their lawyers, accusing them […]

Book Review: Chris Arnade’s “Dignity”

“When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, ‘Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?’” —Matt 9:11 By Lambert Strether of Corrente Those who have followed Chris Arnade on Twitter or Flickr will be gratified that his new book, Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America has arrived. I bought it […]

#919: Are Cities Overrated?

Enlarge this image A view of New York City from above. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Drew Angerer/Getty Images Remember those stories about someone leaving their small town, moving to the big city, starting in the mailroom at a company and working their way up? Well, upward mobility ain’t what it used to […]

Mexico ready to retaliate if U.S. imposes tariffs: minister

Mexico’s Economy Minister Graciela Marquez attends a session with lawmakers and senators at the Senate building in Mexico City, Mexico June 14, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico will be ready to retaliate in kind if the U.S. government imposes tariffs on Mexican exports to the United States, Mexican Economy Minister Graciela Marquez […]

U.K. Bans Advertisements Depicting Gender Stereotypes

Men unable to change diapers; women cleaning while men kick their feet up on the couch; women having trouble with parking: Scenes like these, which play on gender stereotypes, are now banned in British advertisements. Britain’s advertising regulator announced the changes in December, but companies were given a six-month adjustment period before they took effect. […]

Weekend Reading for Financial Planners (June 15-16)

Executive Summary Enjoy the current installment of “weekend reading for financial planners” – this week’s edition kicks off with the official release of IRS regulations that kill the charitable “workarounds” that many states have been trying to create since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act capped the State And Local Tax (SALT) deduction at just […]