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INC (January Issue)

2019/ 01/ 18 by jd in Global News

“California is bringing E.U.-style privacy laws to the U.S.” This is “one more reason to reassess how you handle customer information.” Though burdensome “creating a meaningful privacy policy…can also be a golden opportunity to inspire customer trust.” Moreover, the California Consumer Privacy Act will “likely serve as a national model” so a thoroughgoing approach will leave your company better prepared for, if not fully compliant with, subsequent changes in other jurisdictions.

 

Reuters (January 16)

2019/ 01/ 17 by jd in Global News

“Nobody expected May’s Brexit deal to secure a majority. Nevertheless, the scale of the defeat—the worst for a British government in modern history—was startling…. It’s very unlikely the deal can be rescued.” In fact, investors seem to be signaling that “reversing the Brexit decision” is now more likely than “a chaotic exit…. The pound jumped 1.4 percent against the U.S. dollar immediately after the result was announced on Tuesday.”

 

Washington Post (January 15)

2019/ 01/ 16 by jd in Global News

“China’s drive to acquire cutting-edge weaponry and establish itself as a global military power poses an increasing threat to American defense superiority.”

 

The Times (January 15)

2019/ 01/ 15 by jd in Global News

“Tonight the House of Commons will finally get the opportunity to pass judgment on Theresa May’s Brexit plan….  But with Brexiteer MPs implacably opposed and Labour also intent on voting down the plan, it looks certain to be heavily defeated. The critical question is what happens then.”

 

The Economist (January 12)

2019/ 01/ 14 by jd in Global News

“Analysts reckon that the number of smartphones sold in 2018 will be slightly lower than in 2017, the industry’s first ever annual decline.” “Peak smartphone” may be “bad news for Apple shareholders,” but the apparent “levelling off at around 1.4bn units a year is good news for humanity.”

 

Bloomberg (January 11)

2019/ 01/ 13 by jd in Global News

“Trade wars, China’s slowdown, erratic stock markets: The outlook is getting grimmer for an increasing number of companies across the globe.”

 

Boston Globe (January 10)

2019/ 01/ 12 by jd in Global News

“Many investors had expected department stores to enjoy robust sales over the holidays in light of a U.S. economy buoyed by low unemployment, higher wages, strong consumer confidence and cheap gas.” Lackluster results from Macy’s and Kohl’s sent “retail stocks into a tailspin… calling into question whether such mall-based chains can compete in a changing landscape where shoppers are shifting more of their spending online.”

 

New York Times (January 9)

2019/ 01/ 11 by jd in Global News

President Trump “has been painfully out of his element. Two years in, he remains ill suited to the complicated, thankless, often grinding work of leading the nation.” Clearly there is a crisis, but “the crisis is in the Oval Office. The president has exaggerated threats but ignored the hazards his border policies created.”

 

New York Times (January 9)

2019/ 01/ 11 by jd in Global News

“When it comes to the border and the wall, Trump’s willful estrangement from reality is so profound that network executives and newspaper editors spent part of Tuesday in strategy sessions about how to respond to his inevitable barrage of falsehoods. Should there be a crawl of words on the bottom of the television screen to correct him in real time? Could fact checkers work speedily enough to post rebuttals online…? This is where we find ourselves. Other presidents have been untrustworthy, and others have had to be called out on it. But not like this. This is surreal.”

 

The Guardian (January 8)

2019/ 01/ 10 by jd in Global News

Many of the voters who voted for Brexit “felt abandoned and unheard in an increasingly unequal Britain marked by vast wealth in parts of south-east England and austerity and post-industrial abandonment elsewhere. Income levels in London have risen by a third since the financial crash–but have dropped by 14% in Yorkshire and Humberside.” Their concerns are real, but “all the major parties have, in different ways, let the country down on Brexit,” making a second referendum essential.

 

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