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August 16, 2019 Is a recession coming to the US? Here’s what to watch forSource: The Guardian
It’s 10 years since the great recession and by many measures the US economy is still booming. Unemployment is at lows last seen 50 years ago, stock markets, while wobbly, are close to record highs, consumer confidence is high and...
Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the markets may be wrong this time in trusting the yield curve inversion as a recession indicator.
Source: Wolf Street
Uber’s losses have been legendary for years, ever since they were being leaked to the public while it was still a privately held company. But this takes the cake.
July 30, 2019 Where Will Boeing Be in 5 Years'Source: YAHOO! News
If you can look past the 737 MAX debacle, Boeing (NYSE: BA) has midterm prospects that appear to be very good. Unfortunately, the grounding of the aircraft has overshadowed a year of otherwise ...
July 26, 2019 Why wasn’t the FTC harder on Facebook?Source: The Verge
Whether it was Cambridge Analytica or falsely promising user control over its use of facial recognition, Facebook messed up — big time. But after months of negotiations with the FTC, Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership was left...
July 25, 2019 9 Reasons Facebook FTC Settlement Is A JokeSource: TechCrunch
The FTC just announced the details of its settlement agreement with Facebook over years of privacy practices in violation of a previous order. To say the settlement is favorable to Facebook, even with the record $5 billion...
WASHINGTON - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that online giant Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) “destroyed the retail industry across the United States.”
Source: The Conversation UK
more than one-third of the world’s food produce goes to waste every single year. This adds up to a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food, more than seven million tonnes of which is produced in the UK.
July 10, 2019 New Coke Didn’t Fail. It Was Murdered.Source: Mother Jones
For more than three decades, New Coke has been held up as the bad idea by which all other bad ideas are measured. Do a quick Google search for “the worst idea since New Coke” and you’ll find an encyclopedia of face-palms....
July 3, 2019 I’ve been a ‘millennial therapist’ for more than 5 years—and this is their No. 1 complaintSource: CNBC
As a Gen X’er, I’ve heard all the millennial stereotypes — they’re lazy, entitled, self-centered, oversensitive and unprepared. But after studying and getting to know them, what I found was a rising generation of smart and highly...
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