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Institutional Investor (March 25)

2020/ 03/ 26 by jd in Global News

Due to the “historic buying opportunity,” a few “hedge funds legends” are “quietly contacting investors” These “superstar managers” are “making an exception” and reopening their funds to new investors citing “the massive drop in asset prices catalyzed by the novel coronavirus pandemic.”


Chicago Tribune (June 8)

2019/ 06/ 10 by jd in Global News

“Because of historic rains, less than half the normal amount of corn has been planted in Illinois.” The state is “the nation’s second-largest producer of corn,” typically supplying about 15% of U.S. production. “A disruption in planting has the potential to shake marketplaces, both domestic and foreign,” and this has been the slowest ever start. “As of June 2, Illinois farmers have only been able to sow corn seed in 45% of the acreage dedicated to the crop, 53% below the five-year average.”


Time (December 7)

2016/ 12/ 09 by jd in Global News

“To his believers, he delivers change—broad, deep, historic change, not modest measures doled out in Dixie cups; to his detractors, he inspires fear both for what he may do and what may be done in his name.” Time magazine named Donald Trump their Person of the Year because he “had the greatest influence, for better or worse, on the events of the year.”


Chicago Tribune (April 9)

2014/ 04/ 10 by jd in Global News

The talks between Israel and Palestine “are on the verge of collapse.” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry should quit trying to prop them up. “The U.S can’t broker a peace deal absent strong motivation from both sides to surmount formidable, historic hurdles.”