Legislation now in play in Washington aims to provide as much as $52 billion in loans, guarantees, and other incentives to technology companies for retrofitting US-based chip manufacturing. That seems logical, if not politically expedient, at a time when US households are being deprived of consumer goods because of a global chip shortage.
The actor playing the lead character in the hit movie Black Widow has sued Disney for breach of contract. The lawsuit is more than another Hollywood actor fussing about their oversized payout. Rather, it will set the pace for A-list compensation schemes going forward.
Those searching for a realistic assessment of the global economy may need to look no farther than Seattle-based Boeing. Predictably, the aerospace giant did not see a single order for new aircraft in March or April. But the real news may be in the company’s long-term outlook. In announcing restructuring last month,
Which country is the world’s largest coffee producer? You would guess correctly with Brazil. But the world’s second largest? The answer is Vietnam. Producers based in Buôn Ma Thuột—the city at the heart of the Vietnamese coffee industry—have seen their share of global production rise from just about nothing in 1990 to near 20% in 2018,