Red flags in Cuba slow investment (jdargis)
That's just the start. Cuba has no independent judicial system U.S. companies can turn to for settling disputes. The communist government has a long history of seizing foreign property. American companies still face restrictions because of the economic embargo the U.S. maintains on Cuba. In the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks and the U.S. recession, American regulators have cracked down on financial institutions that deal with customers involved in money-laundering, narco-trafficking, terrorism and other high-risk fields.
Greek European deal: where are we? (jdargis)
But my conversations with Syriza members and leaders since the deal show that – though they want Mr Tsipras and Mr Varoufakis to tough it out with Europe, not all are yet prepared to make that threat good. That is, not all are prepared to go and argue with the Greek people in favour of a default and exit strategy from the Euro. They share the psychological attachment of the Greek small business class to Euro membership as a kind of “badge of modernity”.
As you go up the ladder, it gets a little bit better. I was making more as a store manager without a college degree than my mother, who had masters-level coursework and was a teacher. But the pay never really catches up when you count in all the tasks, and the crazy life commitment you make to the brand. I got more calls on my days off and in the middle of the night than my husband, a doctor, ever does. One district manager even called me to "touch base" on some things … while I was in the hospital, in labor with my first child.
Schiff: This time it’s different – it’s worse (Herman J.)
Everybody is convinced that this time it’s different, and you know, the most dangerous words in an investor’s dictionary are ‘this time it’s different.'
The trend has raised concerns in Virginia and elsewhere, because these armed officers often receive a small fraction of the training and oversight of their municipal counterparts. Arrests of private police officers and incidents involving SCOPs overstepping their authority have also raised concerns.
The Majority’s approval of such police procedure means, in essence, that a person desiring to keep her DNA profile private, must conduct her public affairs in a hermetically sealed hazmat suit…. The Majority's holding means that a person can no longer vote, participate in a jury, or obtain a driver's license, without opening up his genetic material for state collection and codification.
While the low price of gasoline has many in the United States considering a return to fuel-hungry vehicles, the price actually has been rising in the country’s car capital, California, for the past month. The average pump price of gasoline soared by about 25 cents a gallon last week, from $2.98 for regular gas on Feb. 23 to $3.23 on Feb. 27. And the rise has been greater since Jan. 30, when refineries began shifting to a costlier premium fuel – mandated only in California and only to limit emissions in warmer months, according to Tom Robinson, the chief of Robinson Oil in South Bay. On Feb. 26, some Southern California retailers, who had just paid premium wholesale prices for gasoline, passed that on to consumers as a price hike of 24 cents per gallon. The spike hit Northern California a day later, with service stations in the San Francisco area raising prices for regular gasoline by 20 cents a gallon to $3.19.
Goodbye Cow Milk, Hello Goat Milk (jdargis)
Though goat milk still only accounts for 0.02 percent of milk consumption in the U.S., it’s jumped by nearly a third since 2007. Sales have jumped 15 percent, and in some places, goat herds have swelled. Iowa, especially, has increased its goat farms tenfold, making it now third in the nation in production (California and Wisconsin are ahead).
Gold & Silver
Provided daily by the Peak Prosperity Gold & Silver Group
Article suggestions for the Daily Digest can be sent to [email protected]. All suggestions are filtered by the Daily Digest team and preference is given to those that are in alignment with the message of the Crash Course and the "3 Es."