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Oil hovers around $100 per barrel as US unemployment rate falls, economy add jobs - Washington Post

Oil hovers around $100 per barrel as US unemployment rate falls, economy add jobs - Washington Post | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Moneycontrol.comOil hovers around $100 per barrel as US unemployment rate falls, economy add jobsWashington PostNEW YORK — Oil prices rose more than 4 percent this week after a series of developments suggested that higher oil demand and tighter...
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In ‘Energy City’ USA, Hurricane Harvey’s Fury Is Still Lingering

In ‘Energy City’ USA, Hurricane Harvey’s Fury Is Still Lingering | EconMatters | Scoop.it
It took five weeks for the largest U.S. oil refinery to get back to normal after Hurricane Harvey.
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No matter what Taiwan does, China continues invasion plans: researcher | Taiwan News

No matter what Taiwan does, China continues invasion plans: researcher | Taiwan News | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Author of 'The Chinese Invasion Threat' says attack is not likely in 2020, but it is important to be aware such plans are in the works
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Oil Rises on Concern Over Global Political Tensions

Oil Rises on Concern Over Global Political Tensions | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Oil prices rose as tensions in the Middle East and concerns about U.S. policy in the region added to gains at the end of last week.
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Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission slaps Qualcomm with record US$773 million fine 

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission slaps Qualcomm with record US$773 million fine  | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Largest FTC fine ever targeting a single company: reports.U.S. semiconductor giant Qualcomm was slapped with a US$773 million fine for anti-trust violations by the Fair Trade Commission in a record for Taiwan.
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Harvey Weinstein Is Expelled From the Motion Picture Academy

Harvey Weinstein Is Expelled From the Motion Picture Academy | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Harvey Weinstein has been thrown out of the renowned arts organization that puts on the Oscars.
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Taiwan’s Chan Yung-jan and Martina Hingis win China Open | Taiwan News

Taiwan’s Chan Yung-jan and Martina Hingis win China Open | Taiwan News | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Title is ninth of the year so far for Taiwanese-Swiss duo.Taiwan’s Chan Yung-jan and Martina Hingis smash their way to their ninth title this year at the China Open.
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Working-Class Americans Face Growing Debt Burdens, Moody's Says

Working-Class Americans Face Growing Debt Burdens, Moody's Says | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Working-class Americans devoted a growing percentage of their income toward paying their debts last year, the first increase since 2010 and a shift that is likely contributing to rising default rates, Moody’s Investors Service said.
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Las Vegas Shooting Victims Sue Bump Stock Makers

Las Vegas Shooting Victims Sue Bump Stock Makers | EconMatters | Scoop.it
One crucial issue is whether the gun itself is mechanically altered.
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Nate slams Mississippi as the 4th hurricane in an extraordinary year to make landfall in the U.S.

Nate slams Mississippi as the 4th hurricane in an extraordinary year to make landfall in the U.S. | EconMatters | Scoop.it
The storm has produced power outages and flooding along the Gulf Coast.
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Tillerson Never Had a Chance Under Trump

Tillerson Never Had a Chance Under Trump | EconMatters | Scoop.it
An erratic president rendered him too weak for effective diplomacy. But he's a bad secretary of state, too.
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‘This is a travesty’: Lawmakers grill former Equifax chief executive on breach response

‘This is a travesty’: Lawmakers grill former Equifax chief executive on breach response | EconMatters | Scoop.it
The hearing by the House's Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection subcommittee was a fact-finding mission — one peppered with public reprimands and calls for sweeping improvements.
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Gov. Rick Scott declares state of emergency in Florida for Hurricane Maria to support Puerto Rico

Gov. Rick Scott declares state of emergency in Florida for Hurricane Maria to support Puerto Rico | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Gov. Scott issued the executive order for all 67 counties to help accommodate people who relocate to Florida due to Hurricane Maria.
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Manhattan Condos Are Barely Yielding More Than Government Treasuries

Manhattan Condos Are Barely Yielding More Than Government Treasuries | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Manhattan condo buyers who rent out their apartments are getting little more yield than they would with government debt.
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Taiwan Kaohsiung MRT station listed on 7 Most Stunning Subways in World 

Taiwan Kaohsiung MRT station listed on 7 Most Stunning Subways in World  | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Formosa Boulevard Station in Kaohsiung is renowned for its architecture of stained glass .Formosa Boulevard Station in Kaohsiung is only Asian subway station in the list of 7 Most Stunning Subway Stations in the World
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Marc Faber Asked to Leave Sprott Board After Racist Report

Marc Faber Asked to Leave Sprott Board After Racist Report | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Veteran investor Marc Faber agreed to leave the board of money manager Sprott Inc. after he claimed in his newsletter this month that “the U.S. would look like Zimbabwe” if it had been settled by black people instead of whites.
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China digs deeper credit hole as households keep borrowing

China digs deeper credit hole as households keep borrowing | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Country in the grip of a credit fever despite efforts to tamp down real estate transactions, analysts warn
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Taipei is the 22nd safest city in the world: report

Taipei is the 22nd safest city in the world: report | EconMatters | Scoop.it
The top three safest cities are all in Asia, according to the Economist. .Taiwan's Taipei City ranked 22nd in the Economist Intelligence Units' Safe Cities Index 2017, newly published on its website on Thursday, which ranks 60 cities across 49 indicators covering digital security, health security, infrastructure security and personal security.
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Jim Chanos’s Short Hedge Funds Have Fallen This Year

Jim Chanos’s Short Hedge Funds Have Fallen This Year | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Legendary short-seller Jim Chanos is losing money in his two hedge funds that bet against companies amid a market rally, which has pushed stocks to record highs.
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Taiwan, Republic of China, Chinese Taipei: Difficult even for the New York Times 

Taiwan, Republic of China, Chinese Taipei: Difficult even for the New York Times  | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Correspondent uses Universiade picture to illustrate Taiwan's name quandary.A New York Times correspondent used a picture from the Universiade to illustrate Taiwan's name problems under Chinese pressure.
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Steel Firm Faked Data for Metal Used in Planes and Cars

Steel Firm Faked Data for Metal Used in Planes and Cars | EconMatters | Scoop.it
The industrial scandal engulfing Kobe Steel Ltd. began to reverberate overseas as Japan’s third-biggest steelmaker said its staff falsified data about the strength and durability of some aluminum and copper products used in planes, trains and potentially a space rocket.
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Shippers call for end of 100-year-old Jones Law that raises costs

Shippers call for end of 100-year-old Jones Law that raises costs | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Shippers call for end of 100-year-old law that raises costs
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Puerto Rico Investors to Get 10 to 20 Cent Recoveries, Bass Says

Puerto Rico Investors to Get 10 to 20 Cent Recoveries, Bass Says | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Puerto Rico bondholders should only expect to recover 10 to 20 cents on the dollar when the island emerges from its record-setting bankruptcy, in line with recoveries seen when sovereign nations default, according to Kyle Bass, managing partner of Hayman Capital Management.
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Tom Petty, a Mainstay of Rock With the Heartbreakers, Dies at 66

Tom Petty, a Mainstay of Rock With the Heartbreakers, Dies at 66 | EconMatters | Scoop.it
A singer, songwriter and guitarist, Mr. Petty melded California rock with a Southern heritage in hits like “American Girl” and “Free Fallin’.”
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Amazon’s Whole Foods Lures New Shoppers From Wal-Mart, Trader Joe's, Sprouts

Amazon’s Whole Foods Lures New Shoppers From Wal-Mart, Trader Joe's, Sprouts | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Amazon.com Inc.’s takeover of Whole Foods Markets has shaken the grocery business. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Trader Joe’s and Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. may be hurting the most so far.
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This Year's Atlantic Hurricane Season Is Third Worst on Record

This Year's Atlantic Hurricane Season Is Third Worst on Record | EconMatters | Scoop.it
This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has been the third-most active on record, and there are still more than eight weeks to go.
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