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For industrial metals exploration, it’s game on

2021.06.28 As countries continue to vaccinate their populations, and infections drop due to earlier lockdowns, travel restrictions and social distancing, economies are slowly re-opening, stoking demand for cars, electronics, clothing, and infrastructure for urban renewal, like new roads, bridges and water systems. The US economy is running hot, owing to massive federal stimulus and a waning coronavirus pandemic, and that has caused demand for goods […]

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“I’m Totally Screwed”: Western Digital Tells Customers To Unplug Web-Connected Hard Drives After Data Mysteriously Deleted

“I’m Totally Screwed”: Western Digital Tells Customers To Unplug Web-Connected Hard Drives After Data Mysteriously Deleted Hard drive manufacturer Western Digital recommended that My Disk external hard drive owners unplug them from the internet until further notice, after a flood of customers complained in a support forum that all their data had been mysteriously deleted, according to Ars Technica. “I have a WD mybook live […]

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Western Australia’s miners call for inquiry over reported sexual assaults

Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) also revealed this week it was assisting police investigating an incident of alleged sexual assault at Christmas Creek mine.  Managers from BHP, Rio Tinto, FMG, Woodside and Newmont, through the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA (CME), say they have a “zero-tolerance policy” on assault and harassment and were committed to ensuring their workplaces were safe for female employees. “Some of the behaviours that […]

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Amazon Is Getting Into The Autonomous Trucking Business

Amazon Is Getting Into The Autonomous Trucking Business While Jeff Bezos may be out at Amazon, his plans for conquering every single industry on Earth while maintaining Amazon’s unholy dominance in e-commerce seem to be firmly in tact.  Along those lines, Amazon announced this week that it had placed an order for 1,000 autonomous driving systems from self-driving truck technology startup Plus – and that it […]

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Visualizing The Biggest Business Risks In 2021

Visualizing The Biggest Business Risks In 2021 We live in an increasingly volatile world, where change is the only constant. Businesses, too, face rapidly changing environments and associated risks that they need to adapt to – or risk falling behind. As Visual Capitalist’s Iman Ghosh notes, these can range from supply chain issues due to shipping blockages, to disruptions from natural catastrophes. As countries and companies […]

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“Coming To Stores Near You Soon” – PepsiCo Files Trademark For ‘Rockstar’ Hard Seltzers 

“Coming To Stores Near You Soon” – PepsiCo Files Trademark For ‘Rockstar’ Hard Seltzers  A new patent filed last week appears to show PepsiCo Inc. wants to dive headfirst into the hard seltzers market via its “Rockstar” brand. PepsiCo filed a trademark application on Monday (June 14) for the “Rockstar” trademark registration that indicates the beverage company plans to sell it as a beer, alcoholic fruit […]

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Vast Majority Of Democrats Support Employers Forcing Workers To Get COVID Jab, New Poll Finds

Vast Majority Of Democrats Support Employers Forcing Workers To Get COVID Jab, New Poll Finds The most significant challenge in fighting the virus pandemic has been the political polarization on public health measures. A new CBS News-YouGov poll released Sunday shows Democrats and Republicans remain deeply divided on an employee’s right to either chose or waive the right to be administered a vaccine.  CBS News-YouGov poll asked […]

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These Are The Nicest New Cars The Average Buyer In Each State Can Afford

These Are The Nicest New Cars The Average Buyer In Each State Can Afford Like homes, new cars have become prohibitively expensive in 2021 as a shortage of critical microprocessors has forced millions of Americans to instead settle for a used car. Unfortunately, Americans have generally been forced to pay more for used cars, leaving some workers overburdened with their car loans and insurance payments. […]

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The Wizard Of Oz: The Dark Reality That The Deep State Hides From The World

The Wizard Of Oz: The Dark Reality That The Deep State Hides From The World Authored by Andrew Korybko via OneWorld.press, The world’s permanent military, intelligence, and diplomatic bureaucracies (“deep states”) together with their perception managers in the Mainstream Media and the education system are hiding a very dark reality from everyone that’s much more nefarious than what the Wizard of Oz hid from Dorothy. […]

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Invesco Launches 2 “Zero Fee” ETFs As Sponsors Compete To Offer Cheapest Funds

Invesco Launches 2 “Zero Fee” ETFs As Sponsors Compete To Offer Cheapest Funds Prices are rising on all types of goods and services across the US. Yet even with retail market participation at all-time highs, fee competition among asset managers and ETF sponsors – which has always been particularly fierce – is heating up once again. The biggest ETF providers like BlackRock and State Street […]

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Lifting self generation threshold to 100MW shows SA Govt is “up for it” says Anglo boss

Mark Cutifani, CEO, Anglo American A SURPRISE decision to increase the threshold for unlicenced embedded power in South Africa to 100MW from 10MW demonstrated the country’s government was “up for it”, said Mark Cutifani, CEO of Anglo American. “It doesn’t change our game plan for South Africa, but it gives us confidence that they (the government) are up for it,” said Cutifani in an interview on […]

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“This Is Wealth Redistribution”: Blackrock And Other Institutional Investors Buying Entire Neighborhoods At Huge Premiums

“This Is Wealth Redistribution”: Blackrock And Other Institutional Investors Buying Entire Neighborhoods At Huge Premiums As the real estate market continues to break records, a cabal of institutional investors has been tossing gasoline on the fire – buying up properties hand-over-fist as middle-American renters watch their dreams of home ownership fade at the hands of pension funds and other financial behemoths. A bidding war broke […]

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CDC To Hold “Emergency Meeting” After 100s Suffer Heart Inflammation Following COVID Vaccines

CDC To Hold “Emergency Meeting” After 100s Suffer Heart Inflammation Following COVID Vaccines Update (2000ET): The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that it will convene an “emergency meeting” of its advisers on June 18th to discuss rare but higher-than-expected reports of heart inflammation following doses of the mRNA-based Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. The new details about myocarditis and pericarditis emerged first in presentations to a panel […]

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US & Taiwan To Launch Trade Talks As G-7 Set To Highlight China Bad Behavior

US & Taiwan To Launch Trade Talks As G-7 Set To Highlight China Bad Behavior Coming off the highly provocative visit of a trio of US senators to Taiwan over the weekend, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Biden administration has launched plans for trade and investment talks with Taiwan, in what Beijing will surely see as creeping efforts to ‘normalize’ Taiwan independence […]

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Ford And General Motors Are Blowing EV Sales Out Of The Water

Ford And General Motors Are Blowing EV Sales Out Of The Water Someone should put Elon Musk on notice: the legacy automakers have officially entered the EV sales fray. And domestic U.S. automakers have officially hit the ground running. Ford announced on Thursday that U.S. sales were up 4.1% to 161,725 units in May, while YTD sales were up 11.3%. The “everything bubble” created by […]

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Tesla Global EV Market Share Collapses To 11% In April, From 29% In March: Credit-Suisse

Tesla Global EV Market Share Collapses To 11% In April, From 29% In March: Credit-Suisse Tesla’s global electric vehicle market share plunged to 11% in April from 29% in march, Credit-Suisse analyst Dan Levy wrote in a note Wednesday morning. It marks Tesla’s lowest monthly global market share since January 2019. The “greater than usual drop” came between the last month in Q1 and the end […]

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