His point is while household real incomes rose over those 33 years – driven by falling costs of food, clothing and computers, the rise of dual-earner households, and wage growth – certain “essentials” became less affordable for a typical single-earner household. … [Read more...] about Cut the cost of living, or it’s working families who will pay the price
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Several retailers throughout the US have either run low or completely run out of face masks, and HHS Secretary Alex Azar says the country needs 300 million masks. Pictured: A woman wearing a face mask walks past empty shelves n Hong Kong, February 6 … [Read more...] about Mask mania: US government is stockpiling 300 MILLION coronavirus face masks, stores sell out, eBay sees thousand-dollar listings and celebs cover-up – as experts warn paper masks will not offer protection
This is also good news for startup companies, as they can produce something for very little cost and test the market before filling a warehouse with products that might not sell. This is exactly how the Glif iPhone 4 accessory came to market. A prototype of the tripod mount and stand was made with the help of 3D printing company Shapeways, and the two young designers then sought funding through Kickstarter where it received in excess of $130,000 in pledges before going into production. You can now buy it online at www.studioneat.com for $20, although the final product is no longer 3D printed, but injection-moulded, which is the only process they felt would "create the Glif at a level of quality we deem acceptable." … [Read more...] about Could 3D printing end our throwaway culture?
During the presser, Bernie Sanders, currently the Democratic frontrunner, sent out a statement blasting Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, who was present at the White House briefing, for not guaranteeing during Congressional testimony that a coronavirus vaccine would be affordable to all. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump faces worst week in stock market since 2008 as coronavirus prompts ANOTHER Dow plunge despite president claiming Democrats’ 2020 candidates were to blame and putting Mike Pence in charge
Mark Donegan, Precision Castparts’ chairman and chief executive, said: “We see a unique alignment between Warren’s management and investment philosophy and how we manage PCC for the long term. This transaction offers compelling and immediate value for our shareholders, and allows PCC’s employees to continue to operate in the same manner that has generated many years of exceptional service and performance to our customers.” … [Read more...] about Warren Buffett strikes biggest deal with $37.2bn Precision Castparts takeover