YouTube toughens rules regarding which videos get ads

YouTube toughens rules regarding which videos get ads

YouTube on Tuesday announced ramped-up rules regarding when it will run ads with videos as it scrambled to quell concerns by brands about being paired with troublesome content. “There’s no denying 2017 was a difficult year, with several issues affecting our community and our advertising partners,” YouTube vice president of display, video and analytics Paul […]

Boeing creating a heavy-lifting cargo drone

Boeing creating a heavy-lifting cargo drone

From Technocracy News Boeing is the consummate military contractor, and one would expect this high-powered drone to have warfare implications, like delivering logistics to forward bases or troop movements. Reportedly, the drone will be able to transport up to 500 pounds per mission. ⁃ TN Editor Most likely, your expectations for the age of drone delivery involve cute […]

Drastic pension cuts will hit California, Kentucky, other states

Drastic pension cuts will hit California, Kentucky, other states

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock The CA Supreme Court will rule on pension cuts. Curiously, the court’s ruling will be irrelevant in case of bankruptcy. Please consider California’s Brown Raises Prospect Of Pension Cuts In Downturn. California Governor Jerry Brown said legal rulings may clear the way for making cuts to public pension benefits, which would go […]

Iranian hackers risk targeting ‘inadequately guarded’ U.S. infrastructure: Report

Iranian hackers risk targeting ‘inadequately guarded’ U.S. infrastructure: Report

Iranian hackers are poised to pursue targets including U.S. infrastructure if and when tensions worsen between Washington and Tehran, experts warn in a new report. “The United States is reliant on an inadequately guarded cyberspace and should anticipate that future conflicts, online or offline, could trigger cyber attacks on U.S. infrastructure,” according to report involving […]

Blame government, not the market, for dwindling coal industry

Blame government, not the market, for dwindling coal industry

By Issac Orr / Heartland Institute Renewable energy advocates free and competitive markets are to blame for coal-fired power plants being replaced by natural gas and wind generation. The problem is, there is no such thing as “free-market electricity generation,” because electricity markets are warped by a series of state and federal government policies. These market-distorting policies include […]

USPS cronyism is unaffordable for shippers and customers

USPS cronyism is unaffordable for shippers and customers

By Ross Marchand / Taxpayers Protection Alliance The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is as determined as ever to make customers pay more as they defend ludicrous schemes keeping the agency deep in debt. The cost of First-Class postage is slated to increase from 49 to 50 cents on Jan. 21 as part of a desperate […]

Jamie Dimon predicts 4% GDP growth, retracts Bitcoin fraud charge

Jamie Dimon predicts 4% GDP growth, retracts Bitcoin fraud charge

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon is in the news twice Monday morning, once regarding GDP and once for a Bitcoin retraction. Jamie Dimon claims JP Morgan’s chief economist is wrong about the economy: Dimon Predicts 4% Growth. Dimon said he expects the “competitive tax rate” to encourage deal-making on Wall Street, pointing to […]

12,000 retail store closings expected in 2018, following 9,000 in 2017

12,000 retail store closings expected in 2018, following 9,000 in 2017

From Technocracy News Disruption is the most prominent meme in 2018, as evidenced by retail carnage at all levels. Should the Internet also suffer disruption in the future, the retail infrastructure will be found to be missing. In the meantime, jobs will be shed in record numbers. ⁃ TN Editor Retailers are bracing for a […]

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