The US Federal Reserve PRO Only Highlights - Quarterly performance largely backed by improved realisations - Medium-term triggers China plus and protectionist measures for tyre industry - Valuations not inexpensive; but improved medium-term outlook Highlights Core inflation readings for both US & Europe moving up Transition of gas supplies away from Russia to take time New developments support rebound in oil prices Task cut out for ECB more difficult, given supply-side challenges Investors need to be watchful of European exposure Inflation, fuelled by oil and gas, has created a laundry list of challenges for central banks the world over, especially in developed nations. We take a look at what it means for the US and European central banks and... … [Read more...] about What do structural gaps in energy market mean for central banks?
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Thanks to a far-reaching California law, a few federal judges, and the U.S. government, a small cadre of plaintiffs’ lawyers are on the brink of seizing substantial regulatory authority over the airline industry. American travelers, and the entire ecosystem of industries relying on travel and tourism as well, should be concerned. If the U.S. Supreme Court defers to the Justice Department’s newly adopted legal opinion and declines to review a Ninth Circuit labor-law decision, airfare increases and flight delays will soon follow. State and Federal Rules The lawsuit at issue in two airlines’ appeal to the Supreme Court, Bernstein v. Virgin American , involves flight attendants’ meal and rest breaks. The legal issue the airlines have asked the Court to resolve is whether the companies must comply with both California and federal standards for attendants’ breaks. The plaintiffs represent a class of flight attendants … [Read more...] about SCOTUS Shouldn’t Let Federal Flip-Flop On Airline Deregulation & Preemption Fly
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Regular readers will know how much I love my keyboards. I enjoy using them as they are the only “instrument” I can play. I use them daily to turn the words in my head into reviews on my computer that you can read. Having a great keyboard makes typing so much easier and more productive. A good keyboard can make your typing more accurate, pleasurable, and fun. A good mechanical keyboard is the best kind of keyboard. You can buy many accessories for customizing your keyboard, so it better reflects your personality and individual taste. Back in March, I reviewed the excellent AZIO Cascade low-profile keyboard. This 75% keyboard has superbly comfortable low-profile keys that promote a very relaxed typing stance. Now AZIO has released a selection of affordable accessories to go with the Cascade keyboards. So if you bought one of the keyboards after reading my review, you might want to look at these new accessories. You … [Read more...] about These New AZIO Accessories For Mechanical Keyboards Are Real Bargains
Nearly all Americans are hurting from ongoing runaway inflation. Higher prices at the pump and grocery stores pinch all our pocketbooks. Last week, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by another 75 basis points in an effort to tamp down historic inflation that remains near a 41-year high. The Fed’s decision will make it more expensive for small businesses like my construction and janitorial services firm in Maryland to access credit. But maintaining the inflationary status quo is not an option for small businesses, which generally operate on thin profit margins that are being swamped by rising costs. (RELATED: BASTASCH: China Is Laughing At Us) While the Consumer Price Index is officially increasing at an 8.3% clip, my parts and supply costs have in many cases more than doubled. Contracts are often priced out at least a year in advance. So unless the contract has an escalation clause (which many do not), the cost increases significantly reduce our profitability. … [Read more...] about MORGA: Here’s A Plan That Will Rescue America’s Small Businesses
WH ADVISER SAYS ‘MAGA REPUBLICANS’ ARE PURSUING ‘AN EFFORT TO DESTROY — ESSENTIALLY — DESTROY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’ … ‘MAGA’ Republicans Seek To ‘Destroy The United States Of America,’ Senior Biden Adviser Claims (VIDEO) A senior adviser to President Joe Biden claimed “MAGA” Republicans pose a “danger to our democracy” and seek to “destroy the United States of America” during a Sunday morning appearance on MSNBC. “It is important that as we look at this MAGA Republican agenda and those who seek to lead our country like Kevin McCarthy, who will lead our country if Republicans take the House in November, it is important that we pay attention to what they, what the agenda will be,” former Democratic Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms of Atlanta, now a senior adviser to President Biden, told host Jonathan Capehart. “This MAGA Republican agenda is a very dangerous agenda.” THIS HAS BECOME A PATTERN… BIDEN, DEMS IN MEDIA HAVE DRAMATICALLY RAMPED UP ANTI-REPUBLICAN RHETORIC… TOM … [Read more...] about Editor Daily Rundown: WH Adviser Says ‘MAGA Republicans’ Are Pursuing ‘An Effort To Destroy’ America
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Swiss performance sportswear brand On has debuted a prototype of a shoe made from carbon waste. In the last decade, On has become a fastest growing running brand (Olympians, triathletes and recently retired tennis player Roger Federer have been seen wearing their gear). But that major growth and influence comes with massive responsibility, says Nils Altrogge, Head of Technology Innovation at On. Could this shoe, albeit a single design currently, be able to help company repurpose carbon emissions while fulfilling the need for footwear? Altrogge helps us understand how it works, the technology behind it, and its implications for the footwear industry. Esha Chhabra: How are these carbon emissions captured? Nils Altrogge: To create Cloudprime, On partnered with LanzaTech, Borealis and Technip Energies to leverage their innovations in biochemicals, process, and material innovation. Each company owns a … [Read more...] about Swiss Footwear Brand Develops A Running Shoe Made From Carbon Emissions
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Meet me in St. Louis, Louis, meet me at the fair …the song about the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri that celebrated the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase has kept it alive in our memories. Now the Nabisco Mansion, another piece of that history, is for sale. Though it is called the Nabisco Mansion, its owner never worked for or had an interest in that company. Lewis Dozier was a prominent local baker who sold his soda-cracker business to the National Biscuit Company, which would later become Nabisco. After his retirement, he became active in philanthropy and support for the arts. In 1896 Dozier engaged John Ludwig Wees, a local artist who studied drafting and partnered with an older architect. Although he never officially became an architect, he is credited with the design of a number of buildings in St. Louis and Paris, Texas. For Dozier, Wees designed a 12,000-square-foot mansion in the fashionable Beaux … [Read more...] about For Sale: A Beaux Arts Masterpiece Beautifully Preserved In St. Louis