When the economy goes

WHEN THE ECONOMY FALLS JOBS GO WITH IT

Inflation and interest rate hikes are causing companies in many sectors to lay off employees. To illustrate the employment trends and the socioeconomic implications, each week we will list job losses. This is week 20.

THIS WEEK IN SURVEILLANCE

THIS WEEK IN SURVEILLANCE

“All your Coinbase info are now belong to US!” Yes, to paraphrase an old internet meme, U.S. Intelligence agencies, spearheaded by Homeland Security, have just purchased data analytics from the San Francisco based Coinbase crypto exchange.

 

SPOTLIGHT: BIGS GET BIGGER

SPOTLIGHT: BIGS GET BIGGER

As forecast, the Merger and Acquisition trend which we have been long reporting would peak when the Federal Reserve would aggressively raise interest rates and cut off the cheap money supply.

SPOTLIGHT: CHINA STRUGGLES TO RIGHT ITS ECONOMY

SPOTLIGHT: CHINA STRUGGLES TO RIGHT ITS ECONOMY

China’s economic activity in construction, manufacturing, and services slowed more than expected in November, hobbled by continuing, widespread anti-COVID lockdowns, an unresolved financial crisis in the real estate sector, and fewer orders for the country’s factory output.

EUROZONE INFLATION TICKS DOWN IN NOVEMBER

EUROZONE INFLATION TICKS DOWN IN NOVEMBER

In November, inflation across the 19-country Eurozone fell for the first time in 17 months, dropping to 10 percent from a record 10.7 percent in October as prices for energy and services slowed their rate of increase.

U.S. TO GIVE TAIWAN MORE BILLIONS

U.S. TO GIVE TAIWAN MORE BILLIONS TO BUY WEAPONS

A draft of the U.S.’s 2023 National Defense Authorization Act calls for a $10 billion financing program that would span five years that would provide Taiwan $2 billion a year to purchase weapons and another $1 billion in annual presidential drawdown authority as China continues to loom large in Washington.

PROTESTS BREAK OUT

PROTESTS BREAK OUT IN ITALY

Thousands of people took to the streets of Rome on Saturday to lash out at Italy’s decision to provide Ukraine with weapons until 2024—all while the country faces economic hardships due to inflation and energy prices. 

ECONOMIC UPDATE – MARKET OVERVIEW

ECONOMIC UPDATE – MARKET OVERVIEW

Near the close of U.S. equity markets yesterday, CNBC wrote, “Stocks fell Monday on fears the Federal Reserve may continue tightening until it steers the economy into recession.”

When the economy goes

WHEN THE ECONOMY FALLS JOBS GO WITH IT

Inflation and interest rate hikes are causing companies in many sectors to lay off employees. To illustrate the employment trends and the socioeconomic implications, each week we will list job losses. This is week 20.

DENMARK CLOSES THE LOOP ON CARBON

DENMARK CLOSES THE LOOP ON CARBON

Various schemes have been suggested to store waste carbon that’s taken out of the fuel stream or the atmosphere, but few have been tried. Most of the attention has gone to Climeworks, a Swiss company that operates giant, ground-standing filters that suck air through and draw off the carbon.

GIVING ARTHRITIS THE FINGER

GIVING ARTHRITIS THE FINGER

Around the world, 350 million people suffer from arthritis, including one in every four U.S. adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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