Jul 052018
 

The company said it collected viewing data from 13.5 million smart TVs in the United States, and it has raised $40 million in venture funding from investors including Time Warner Cable, cable operator Liberty Global and billionaire Mark Cuban.

— Read on www.wral.com/how-smart-tvs-in-millions-of-u-s-homes-track-more-than-what-s-on-tonight/17675939/

Jul 012018
 

McDonald’s U.S. fast-food market share has eroded. Last year’s 14.7 percent was down from 17.4 percent five years ago, according to researcher Euromonitor.
— Read on www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-26/-seinfeld-ploy-could-bring-back-mcdonald-s-missing-morning-mojo

Jun 302018
 

Canada’s announcement is part of larger fallout from U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcements on trade. The U.S. has levied tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum on Canada, the EU and other nations. As a result, some of the U.S.’ biggest trading partners have retaliated with counter-tariffs.
— Read on www.cnbc.com/2018/06/29/canada-makes-retaliatory-tariffs-official-we-will-not-back-down.html

Jun 302018
 

Air pollution caused one in seven new cases of diabetes in 2016, according to a US study, which found even low levels raised the chances of developing the chronic disease. Diabetes has primarily been associated with lifestyle factors like diet and a sedentary lifestyle, but research by the Washington
— Read on www.yahoo.com/news/air-pollution-plays-significant-role-diabetes-study-055031393.html

Jun 292018
 

One County Thrives. The Next One Over Struggles. Economists Take Note. – The New York Times:

“In a place with a depressed economy, for example, the most ambitious people move to places with more opportunity, leaving an even bleaker situation behind.”

Apr 222018
 

Bootleggers and Baptists is a concept put forth by regulatory economist Bruce Yandle,[1] derived from the observation that regulations are supported both by groups that want the ostensible purpose of the regulation, and by groups that profit from undermining that purpose.[2]
— Read on en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bootleggers_and_Baptists

*Concept often brought up in EconTalk podcasts.

Apr 222018
 

Show me someone who sweats every day, and spends as much time at events as watching them on TV, and I’ll show you someone who is good at life.
— Read on www.l2inc.com/daily-insights/no-mercy-no-malice/happiness-the-gorilla

*Lots of interesting and useful advice in this article. Read the whole thing. You will learn something about yourself and life.