Notations On Our World: On the Month That Was
It has been quite a month throughout our properties as we have worked to assess our World as 2018 is starting to draw to a close. We have been startled to observe the United States withdrawing from the World under Donald Trump, continue to be amazed as China rises and as Europe struggles with continued internal fissures. This is as we continue to see challenges before us throughout the Arab World with the War in Yemen raging on, Gaza under siege, Jordan under immense difficulties and as Iran continues to deal with profound challenges as sanctions loom on the eve of the Mid-Terms.
As we go dark thru Halloween here in the United States, please enjoy these “Random Selections” of what transpired in Politics, Business and finance our team complied from Al-Monitor, CBInsight and the Real News Network — our team will continue to have daily updates on our Twitter Channel, periodic updates in our Google Corner at http://ordinaryfaces.business.site as we hope all visitors enjoy our Live Broadcast POD Featuring Al Jazeera and SkyNews
Onward to November with all its’ possibilities!!!
Saudi Arabia’s shifting narrative on Khashoggi reveals fragility
The Khashoggi affair is the latest example of how Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has become a liability for Saudi Arabia.
Assassins for Hire: US Citizens, Israelis, and Palestinians Kill for Money in Yemen
The US-based mercenary company Spear Group, headed by an Israeli and hired by a Palestinian on behalf of the UAE, conducts extra-judicial killings in Yemen. Antony Loewenstein discusses the details
Inside Nikki Haley’s Shocking Speech to Secretive Far-Right Group
Just days before she resigned as UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley delivered a private speech to the Council for National Policy, a secretive group of influential right-wing figures. Journalist Max Blumenthal obtained exclusive access and reveals shocking details — including Haley’s admission that she threatened the Chinese ambassador with a US invasion of North Korea.
Does the UK Need Donald Trump, or does America need Jeremy Corbyn?
In Part 1, TRNN correspondent Jaisal Noor speaks to Brits about their views on the U.S. president, Brexit, and more
How Germany Breaks its Own Laws to Arm Saudi Arabia
The German government is pursuing the interests of the its arms industry, even as this means violating their own laws, their coalition agreement, and promises to the public
Laura Flanders Show: The Next Economy
10 years since the financial crash we’ve learned that there exists in the US not just one economy, but many, as well as many kinds of economic actors. From platform cooperatives to cryptocurrency, people are continuously building economic alternatives. So says Nathan Schneider, crusader for collective ownership and author of “Everything for Everyone: the Radical…
Here’s A List Of 57 Bankruptcies In The Retail Apocalypse And Why They Failed
A list of major retail bankruptcies from 2015 to today.
Disrupting Trick-Or-Treat: 80+ Investor-Backed Candy Brands Taking On Halloween
From sugar-free candy to craft chocolate to cannabis-infused chewing gum, these new treats could take over your Halloween goody bag.
30 Corporate Innovation Labs In Finance
Some of the biggest names in finance are creating fintech innovation labs to solve the most pressing challenges faced by banks, merchants, and consumers.
Blockchain, Inc: A Look At The Ownerless Company Of Tomorrow
Here’s a view of what a decentralized, all-code company might look like in its initial form.
Attacking Healthcare Admin Costs: How 20 Startups Are Saving Time & Money For Healthcare Providers
Investors have bet almost $2.5B that these companies can effectively reduce waste, lower costs, and improve patient outcomes.
How Blockchain Could Disrupt Insurance
Insurance giants and startups alike are attempting to use blockchain solutions to prevent insurance fraud, digitally track medical records, and more.
30+ Startups Disrupting The Heating, Ventilation, And Air Conditioning (HVAC) Industry
From improving air quality to developing new heating techniques, technology is enabling smarter, more sustainable, and more efficient HVAC systems.
Fleet Telematics Analysis: Big Funding Bump To Startups That Help Cos Manage Car Fleets
With advances in vehicle connectivity, fleet telematics startups are driving efficiencies in car fleet management.
How 60+ Startups Are Disrupting Retail And Commercial Banking Around The World
Variations on the digital challenger bank model championed in Europe are spreading globally with new entrants targeting niche customer pain points. Collectively this year, startups in our market map have raised over $1.7B in venture capital.