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Montana Towns Struggle With Oil Boom Cost as Dollars Flee

Montana Towns Struggle With Oil Boom Cost as Dollars Flee | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Tractor-trailer trucks carrying oil, water and sand to drilling sites are lined up at one of two stoplights in Fairview, Montana, as the mayor tries to figure out how to squeeze more people into his town.
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Taiwanese American takes Emmy for 'Bob's Burgers'

Taiwanese American takes Emmy for 'Bob's Burgers' | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Taiwanese American actor, producer and writer Kelvin Yu wins his first Emmy award for 'Bob's Burgers'.Taiwanese American actor, producer and writer Kelvin Yu won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing for an Animated TV/Broadcast Production for the show "Bob's Burgers." His first Emmy win.
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China considers end to petrol and diesel cars

China considers end to petrol and diesel cars | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Authorities are exploring options for banning the manufacture of polluting vehicles, reports Zhang Chun
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Jamie Dimon Slams Bitcoin as a ‘Fraud’

Jamie Dimon Slams Bitcoin as a ‘Fraud’ | EconMatters | Scoop.it
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon said he would fire any employee trading bitcoin for being “stupid.”
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Trump to Visit China in November, Source Says

Trump to Visit China in November, Source Says | EconMatters | Scoop.it
U.S. President Donald Trump will visit China in November, a person familiar with his plans said, as tensions flare on the Korean peninsula due to Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile tests.
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Leon Cooperman Says Market Correction Could Start ‘Very Soon’

Leon Cooperman Says Market Correction Could Start ‘Very Soon’ | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Leon Cooperman, the billionaire founder of hedge fund Omega Advisors, says a market correction could start “very soon.”
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Supermodel Gigi Hadid apologizes to China for Mocking Asians in a Video

Supermodel Gigi Hadid apologizes to China for Mocking Asians in a Video | EconMatters | Scoop.it
A video showing her squinting her eyes at a Buddha-shaped cookie infuriated Asians last February.Supermodel Gigi Hadid apologized to China on Weibo for an allegedly racist incident, but many netizens thought it was not enough.
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Taiwan’s Foxconn forms alliance with Apple and Sharp plan to acquire Toshiba chips unit

Taiwan’s Foxconn forms alliance with Apple and Sharp plan to acquire Toshiba chips unit | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Foxconn forms alliance with Apple and Sharp in its campaign to acquire Toshiba chips unit
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Facebook Found Election Ad Spending Likely Linked to Russia

Facebook Found Election Ad Spending Likely Linked to Russia | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Facebook Inc. says it found about $100,000 in ad spending connected to fake accounts likely run from Russia that aimed to stir political controversy in the U.S. ahead of last year’s presidential election.
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New Voluntary Evacuation Order Issued in W. #Houston Homes Close to Reservoirs 

New evacuation orders issued
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Harvey Wasn’t Just Bad Weather. It Was Bad City Planning

Harvey Wasn’t Just Bad Weather. It Was Bad City Planning | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Houston exulted in sprawling, hands-off growth. That’s no way to prepare for natural catastrophes.
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Whataburger pledges $1.65 million for Harvey relief

Whataburger pledges $1.65 million for Harvey relief | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Texas' homegrown burger shop has made a sizable donation to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey get back on their feet.
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Stunning images from the devastating Houston floods

Stunning images from the devastating Houston floods | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Harvey is forecast to remain a flooding threat for several more days, drenching parts of the region with a year's worth of rain in the span of a week.
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14 armed looters arrested in past 48 hours in Houston

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said he is not going to tolerate criminals taking advantage of people in the community during such a devastating time.
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China’s 'sponge cities' aim to re-use 70% of rainwater – here's how

Engineering solutions are popular interventions, but cities cannot simply pipe away flood risk. Chinese sponge cities offer a way forward.
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Trump blocks China-backed firm from taking over US chip maker

Trump blocks China-backed firm from taking over US chip maker | EconMatters | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - US President Donald Trump blocked a Chinese-backed
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U.S. Inflation Picks Up, Ending Five-Month Streak of Misses

U.S. Inflation Picks Up, Ending Five-Month Streak of Misses | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Inflation may finally be getting back on track to reach the Federal Reserve’s goal, as the U.S. cost of living accelerated following a weak stretch of readings, Labor Department data showed Thursday.
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Because of smog, people in northern China live 3 years less than those in the south

Because of smog, people in northern China live 3 years less than those in the south | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Want to live fast and die young? Settle down in China,
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Taiwan’s stinky tofu makes its debut in Washington’s Smithsonian Museum

Taiwan’s stinky tofu makes its debut in Washington’s Smithsonian Museum | EconMatters | Scoop.it
The soft power of stinky tofu
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Gas Shortage in Florida Gets Worse as Drivers Flee Irma

Gas Shortage in Florida Gets Worse as Drivers Flee Irma | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Florida gasoline stations are rapidly running out of fuel as drivers try to flee before a possible onslaught by Hurricane Irma.
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Irma on a Collision Course With Miami After Wrecking Caribbean

Irma on a Collision Course With Miami After Wrecking Caribbean | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Hurricane Irma continued on a collision course with Miami after battering Puerto Rico and devastating a chain of small Caribbean islands, as the Category 5 storm threatens to become the most expensive in U.S. history.
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Amazon Is on the Hunt for Second North American Headquarters

Amazon Is on the Hunt for Second North American Headquarters | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Amazon.com Inc. already has a sprawling Seattle headquarters that attests to its size and ambition. Now the world’s largest online retailer plans to open a second North American campus -- dubbed HQ2 -- that Amazon says could be just as big as the existing one.
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Michael Dell donates $36M for Harvey. 'I used to ride my bike there,' says Houston native

Michael Dell donates $36M for Harvey. 'I used to ride my bike there,' says Houston native | EconMatters | Scoop.it
The goal of the foundation is to raise $100 million by Tuesday. The Dell Foundation will initially contribute $18 million and match another $18 million as donations come in.
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Harvey's Toll on U.S. Gas Market May Not Emerge Until Next Week

Harvey's Toll on U.S. Gas Market May Not Emerge Until Next Week | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Six days after Hurricane Harvey crashed into the Texas coast, ravaging the heart of the U.S. energy industry, the region is showing early signs of recovery. It may be another week before traders know exactly what the storm meant for the natural gas market.
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Gasoline at Two-Year High as Harvey Shuts Largest U.S. Refinery

Gasoline at Two-Year High as Harvey Shuts Largest U.S. Refinery | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Gasoline climbed to a two-year high as Tropical Storm Harvey led to continued shutdowns of key refineries, with the market also eyeing a government report showing a drop in U.S. crude inventories.
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51+ inch: Hurricane Harvey Just Broke Another Rainfall Record in Texas

51+ inch: Hurricane Harvey Just Broke Another Rainfall Record in Texas | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Hurricane Harvey just broke the record for rainfall in Texas from a tropical cyclone, according to the National Weather Service.
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