5 financial factors impacting the LGBTQ community


June’s Pride Month marks a month of celebration, education and reflection for members of the LGBTQ community and its allies, and while there’s a lot to celebrate, there’s a lot to reflect on as well. © lazyllama / Shutterstock Financial issues for the LGBTQ community   Over the last 10 years, the LGBTQ+ community hasContinue reading “5 financial factors impacting the LGBTQ community”

Japan: Majority of firms cutting jobs and pay to survive pandemic


A woman crosses a street in Tokyo’s glitzy Ginza area on Tuesday. | AFP-JIJI By: Tetsushi Kajimoto/Reuters A majority of firms said they have taken steps — from layoffs to pay cuts — to cope with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic on the world’s third-largest economy, according to a monthly poll.   The governmentContinue reading “Japan: Majority of firms cutting jobs and pay to survive pandemic”

TAXI?


One of the causulties of Covid-19 is ride share drivers Uber/Lift The shelter in place combined with reduced travel have force many driver to stay home, resulting much longer waits. One driver complained about distence between pickups.  As he is picking me a midtown Safeway to downtown, he is receiing requests  to pick up passengersContinue reading “TAXI?”

Why are some people better at working from home than others?


By Meredith Turits/BBC.COM In a world of telework, some people just take better to working from home. Does this productivity come naturally, or can you learn it? For some, working from home is a gift – a remarkable opportunity to focus and be hyper-productive, all the while finding time to walk the dog and evenContinue reading “Why are some people better at working from home than others?”

Is leaving Sacramento and California for a lower cost home enough?


Anyone who lives on the West Coast knows there is a high cost for living here.  From Washington to California’s Mexican Border, the West Coast is pricey, this is also true of Canada. The medium price of a home in Vancouver, British Columbia ($1,360 million)  is considerably higher than Toronto, Ontario ($806,000) Canada’s largest city.Continue reading “Is leaving Sacramento and California for a lower cost home enough?”

The tricky economics of all you can eat buffets


Few things epitomize America more than the all-you-can-eat buffet. For a small fee, you’re granted unencumbered access to a wonderland of gluttony. It is a place where saucy meatballs and egg rolls share the same plate without prejudice, where a tub of chocolate pudding finds a home on the salad bar, where variety and quantityContinue reading “The tricky economics of all you can eat buffets”

American citizens are paying for President Trump’s tariffs — not China


Photo: Google New research reveals the sweeping costs of Trump’s trade war — and exposes his blatant lies New working papers from the National Bureau of Economic Research reveal the sweeping impacts of Trump’s trade war By: Cody Fenwick/Alternet Two new economic working papers from the National Bureau of Economic Research revealed the sweeping impactsContinue reading “American citizens are paying for President Trump’s tariffs — not China”

Can China break Hong Kong?


  Photo:Google      Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China Beijing will dilute Hong Kong with Shenzhen By: Pete Sweeney/Reuters Breakingviews  Anti-government protests in Hong Kong have weakened China’s gateway to international markets in the midst of a trade war. Past attempts to make neighboring Shenzhen a free-market alternative have been half-hearted. Unrest in the former BritishContinue reading “Can China break Hong Kong?”

The Preposterous Success Story of America’s Pillow King


Former drug addict Mike Lindell’s multimillion-dollar idea came to him in a dream. By: Josh Dean\Bloomberg.com As so many great entrepreneurial success stories do, the tale of Mike Lindell begins in a crack house. It was the fall of 2008, and the then 47-year-old divorced father of four from the Minneapolis suburbs had run outContinue reading “The Preposterous Success Story of America’s Pillow King”

Dodge Charger “The American Car”


Drive on America roadways, many of the cars look alike. At dusk the Honda, Nissan’s,Toyota, Hyundai’s on the road often blend into one car. Even the Bimmers and the Benz can look like your pedestrian car. With exception of the newer Cadillac Escalade’s and the Volvo’s, most boxy boring SUV’s, look like all other SUV’s.Continue reading “Dodge Charger “The American Car””