Wednesday, July 28

Analysis

Analysis, BI Graphics, coronavirus, delta variant, Economic Recovery, Economy, Markets, Pandemic, Unvaccinated, Vaccinations, Vaccine

The week the Delta variant threatened the economy

The highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus now makes up the majority of US Covid cases. Americans are getting worried, sending markets on a fleeting plunge this week. While economic data suggests a robust recovery, the Delta variant remains a threat. LoadingSomething is loading. Just when Americans are getting into the throes of a ...
air travel, Airlines, American Airlines, Analysis, Aviation, BITranspo, Delta Air lines, Flying, planes, Southwest Airlines, Transportation, Travel

Flying has been an absolute mess this summer — and it may get worse before it gets better

The summer travel season is off to a rough start thanks to hundreds of flight delays and cancellations. Airlines quickly found themselves overscheduled and understaffed due to pandemic cuts. Hiring plans are in motion but it will be a while until airlines reach full strength. LoadingSomething is loading. Flying is back, and with a vengeance....
allen weisselberg, Analysis, Donald Trump, Manhattan DA, manhattan district attorney, Politics, Trump Organization

Flipping Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg is still prosecutors’ best hope of nailing Trump

The first charges in the Trump Organization investigation were all about CFO Allen Weisselberg. Prosecutors' laserlike focus on Weisselberg indicates he's still key to nailing Donald Trump himself. Experts say they wouldn't be surprised if additional indictments, filed against more people, alleged more serious crimes. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Analysis, Carnival, COVID-19 vaccine, Cruise, Florida, Royal Caribbean, Transportation, Travel, Vaccine

Cruise ships have found a way around Florida’s ban on vaccine passports — and it’s still bad news for unvaccinated passengers

Cruise lines looking to operate out of Florida are adhering to the state's firm vaccine passport ban. Vaccinated and unvaccinated guests sailing out of Florida could have different cruising experiences. Unvaccinated guests aboard Royal Caribbean and Carnival's cruises will face more costs and onboard restrictions. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Analysis, Buying, Discreet Wealth, Economic Recovery, Economy, Happiness, Inconspicuous Consumption, Markets, Services, Shopping

If we all agreed to buy less stuff, we could be happier and work fewer hours

If you've spent any time thinking about post-pandemic fashion, you may know that the social media skirmishes over skinny jeans, side parts, cargo shorts, and Crocs, all add up to one thing: nothing is universally cool anymore. The decline of "cool," as mapped out by Vox's Safy-Hallan Farah, is another economic trend that the pandemic appears to have accelerated. Monoculture has been in decline for decades as the Internet facilitated diffuse subcultures, all with their own definition. Now, a year in quarantine has exploded the cultural consensus.That's a bigger deal than it sounds like.Modern consumers often signal class standing through what we wear, carry, and drive — and that's long been a source of economic growth. Consume...
Analysis, content moderation, Facebook, Social Media, tech companies, Tech Insider

Facebook will let users become’experts’ to cut down on misinformation. It’s another attempt to avoid responsibility for harmful content.

Facebook will let people in groups become experts, whose posts will be amplified. The idea is to designate "knowledgeable experts" who can serve as authoritative voices. But the move is another way Facebook is skirting responsibility for what is posted on its site. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
2016 election, Analysis, Politics, Putin, Russia, Speed desk, trump

Leaked Kremlin documents reportedly show Putin wanted to sow chaos in the US by supporting Trump. He succeeded.

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Getty Summary List Placement Leaked documents reportedly from the Kremlin suggest that Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a concerted effort to sow chaos in the US with a plan to "facilitate" Donald Trump winning the presidency in 2016. The plan worked. In the biggest upset in modern political history, Trump stunned America and the world to become the 45th president of the US. And it was just as divisive as Putin reportedly desired. The documents, which The Guardian first reported on, serve as an eye-opener as to how Putin capitalized on the divisiveness of American politics leading up to the contentious presidential election, and sowed dissent to further those divides...
Analysis, AOC, Arts & Culture, Beyonce, BI Select, Entrepreneurship, Fashion, Luxury, Nordic, Retail, Small Business, Strategy, Telfar, voc, Young Luxury

The latest “it bag” is affordable, accessible, and counts Beyonce as a fan. Here’s what its business model is doing right.

Fashion brand Telfar is rewriting the rules of luxury and it's not hard for other brands to follow suit. With its Bag Security Program, customers have a better chance of snagging the brand's high-demand products. Experts explain why it's paving the way for next-gen luxury consumers and entrepreneurs. LoadingSomething is loading. ...