Illinois third-worst state to do business in since Great Recession

Illinois third-worst state to do business in since Great Recession

By Cole Lauterbach / Watchdog.org It’s been a decade since the financial crisis. Since then, Illinois has garnered a name for itself as one of the worst locations to do business in the country among American CEOs. Development Counsellors International asks hundreds of corporate executives every three years what they think of each of the […]

Google collects Android users’ location even if location services are disabled

Google collects Android users’ location even if location services are disabled

From Technocracy News Google, headed by a member of the elitist Trilateral Commission, is a hotbed of Technocrats who believe they are above the law, ethics and moral judgement. If Google is not stopped politically, they will continue to try to take over the world. ⁃ TN Editor Many people realize that smartphones track their locations. But […]

Sticking to a budget for holiday shopping? Do you even have one?

Sticking to a budget for holiday shopping? Do you even have one?

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock In 2016, only 5% of shoppers stuck to their holiday budget. About 27% did not have a budget. Do you have a budget? The question was asked of those who shopped during the 2016 holiday season. Source: 2017 survey conducted Oct. 12-15, 2017, by Harris Poll on behalf of NerdWallet, among […]

TPA’s 2017 Taxpayer Turkeys

TPA’s 2017 Taxpayer Turkeys

By David Williams and Ross Marchand / Taxpayers Protection Alliance Thanksgiving, that magical, frigid, calorie-laden time of the year, is here once again. The holiday means a myriad of different things to different people. To many, it means football, food, and inevitable debates with family about politics. For the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA), Thanksgiving is yet […]

Amazon Go getting ready to roll out cashierless store

Amazon Go getting ready to roll out cashierless store

From Technocracy News You will walk in, walk out, get billed and go home with stuff. Amazon will have collected massive psychographic information about  you. What items did you look at? How long did you stare? Did you read the ingredients? Did you frown or smile? Just see what awaits you when you go shopping […]

Another day, another major threat to your privacy

Another day, another major threat to your privacy

By Sam Rolley / Personal Liberty Digest If you use the internet or carry a phone, Big Tech is watching. It’s no secret that the nation’s technology behemoths are constantly working to gather as much data on their costumers as possible. In many cases, consumers are happy to hand over that data in trade for […]

Trump administration reverses Obama-era drilling restrictions

Trump administration reverses Obama-era drilling restrictions

By H. Sterling Burnett / Heartland Institute The Department of Interior announced it is rescinding a policy implemented under former President Barack Obama placing large areas of public lands off limits for consideration of oil and gas leasing and development. As part of its efforts to comply with President Donald Trump’s Executive Order “Promoting Energy […]

Fracking rarely linked to quakes

Fracking rarely linked to quakes

By Kenneth Artz / Heartland Institute Hydraulic fracturing is rarely linked to seismic shaking, according to an analysis of earthquakes near “frack jobs,” conducted by Oklahoma state officials. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC), recorded 282 earthquakes from 2011 to 2016 located within 2 kilometers of a hydraulic fracturing operation that occurred within a week  following […]

Self-driving trucks delivering Frigidaire refrigerators on I-10 from El Paso to Palm Springs

Self-driving trucks delivering Frigidaire refrigerators on I-10 from El Paso to Palm Springs

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Since October, autonomous trucks have been hauling Frigidaire refrigerators along the I-10 freeway. The trucks were built and operated by the startup Embark. Wired reports Self-Driving Trucks Now Delivering Refrigerators. IF YOU LIVE in Southern California and you’ve ordered one of those fancy new smart refrigerators in the past few weeks, it […]

Equifax puts price tag on massive data breach: $140 million

Equifax puts price tag on massive data breach: $140 million

The Equifax data breach that compromised the personal information of roughly 145 million Americans this year will likely cost the company upwards of $140 million in 2017, according to the credit rating agency. Equifax said in a fourth-quarter profit outlook released Friday that it expects the data breach disclosed in September will hurt sales and […]