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Washington Post (November 14)

2018/ 11/ 15 by jd in Global News

“The growing interest in witches and witchcraft speaks to a uniquely unsettled moment in U.S. history — and an unprecedented loss of hope felt by an entire generation. Absent anything else to hold on to, we’re reaching into the dark.”

 

The Independent (July 3)

2018/ 07/ 05 by jd in Global News

“Any plan to rely on American trade to make up for the loss of EU benefits caused by Brexit are now merely a fantasy. Ironically, the push to remain in the EU might benefit from the US’s lurch toward insanity; the Brexit vote came when people assumed America would have a rational leader at the helm.”

 

Toronto Star (April 23)

2018/ 04/ 25 by jd in Global News

“Toronto can be proud of how it faced the van attack.” The senseless loss was terrible, but “something outstanding happened as well, as the city refused to overreact in the face of a horrific van attack.”

 

The Guardian (July 2)

2017/ 07/ 03 by jd in Global News

“As the true extent of the Brexit farce becomes more apparent, it is now open warfare between the Brexiters, while the rest of the world…look on in sympathetic bewilderment.” Amid growing “evidence for concern about Brexit-induced potential loss of trading and investment opportunities,” there are growing hopes that the “transition” may be extended indefinitely.

 

Investment Week (April 27)

2017/ 04/ 30 by jd in Global News

The Swiss fund house GAM “suffered a shareholder rebellion at its annual meeting, after it attempted to raise executive pay despite making a loss last year.” Only 17.57% of shareholders voted in favor of the report on pay with a majority rejecting it. “The shareholder rebellion came after CEO Alexander Friedman’s pay package increased by more than 20% in 2016, despite profits for the year falling by a third to £120.1m from £197.8m in 2015.”

 

Washington Post (November 23)

2015/ 11/ 24 by jd in Global News

“No matter how much more money flows into the top tier of college athletics, few big-time athletics departments turn a profit.” Of the over 50 public schools in the Power Five conferences (The NCAA’s SEC, PAC12, Big 10, Big 12 and ACC), only about 15 to 25 have been profitable over the past decade. The majority operate at a loss, despite a more than doubling of revenue in the past decade.

 

The Economist (July 12)

2014/ 07/ 13 by jd in Global News

“Electronics companies in Japan are starting to turn themselves around, but they are a shadow of their former selves…. After years of denial that surgery was needed, optimism is rising that Japan’s consumer-electronics firms are facing up to their steady loss of global market share.”

 

The Wall Street Journal (September 11)

2011/ 09/ 12 by jd in Global News

Remembrance ceremonies were held around the United States to honor those who fell 10 years ago. “For such loss, the 9/11 ceremonies yesterday lifted the national spirit. It wasn’t easy.” September 11 remains a day of great pain and profound loss, but “10 years have washed away the worst of that morning and kept the best, an indomitable national spirit.”

 

Bloomberg (February 23)

2011/ 02/ 24 by jd in Global News

New Zealand’s deadly earthquake may be the most costly natural disaster to strike insurers since 2008. A JPMorgan Chase analyst has estimated insured losses at $12 billion, the most since a $19.9 billion loss from Hurricane Ike. The quake which rocked Christchurch, New Zealand’s second largest city, would also rank as the seventh most costly natural disaster insurers have faced since 1970.

New Zealand’s deadly earthquake may be the most costly natural disaster to strike insurers since 2008. A JPMorgan Chase analyst has estimated insured losses at $12 billion, the most since a $19.9 billion loss from Hurricane Ike. The quake which rocked Christchurch, New Zealand’s second largest city, would also rank as the seventh most costly natural disaster insurers have faced since 1970.

 

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