Second wave coming for odd availability of customer merchandise

Turns out our lives after the rise of COVID-19 aare so fundamentally different that our purchases, and even the timing of those purchases, are new. That's producing scrambling by manufacturers, sellers, and service organizations. Some of that scrambling may include empty shelves but not like the panic buying shelves for toilet paper. This is new. … Continue reading Second wave coming for odd availability of customer merchandise

California fires’ carbon dioxide effect are HUGE — a must read

Washington Post puts out sterling daily emails on the environment and climate change. This is a particularly scary one.  By Dino Grandoniwith Alexandra Ellerbeck EmailCalifornia's fires are putting a huge amount of carbon dioxide into the airCalifornia’s unprecedented wildfires, driven by man-made climate change, are pumping the atmosphere with tens of millions of tons of carbon dioxide that … Continue reading California fires’ carbon dioxide effect are HUGE — a must read

Trump’s transparent gambit to kill Social Security has problems for employers

Employees haven't been jumping up and down for a reduction in payroll taxes at least in part because so many people are still unemployed. Those who are working are well aware that Social Security will be unfunded and due quickly within that tax inflow. Now the IRS has made clear that the optional deferral of … Continue reading Trump’s transparent gambit to kill Social Security has problems for employers

Zoom messed up but response was better than the usual

So often when a corporation blows it in some way, there's no acknowledgment of failure much less a heartfelt apology. This one's worth reading. https://www.inc.com/jason-aten/zoom-just-failed-its-biggest-test-its-apology-is-an-extraordinary-example-of-emotional-intelligence.html Zoom Just Failed Its Biggest Test. Its Apology Is an Extraordinary Example of Emotional Intelligence The company's outage as millions of students started school was bad. The apology was brilliant. … Continue reading Zoom messed up but response was better than the usual

Tip of the iceberg — what may happen when evictions begin

For those unfamiliar with Manhattan, the Upper West Side (UWS) is a relatively small geographic area to the west of Central Park, extending roughly from W 60th Street to W 120th St, a distance about three miles south to north and having a varying width. The population is about 191,000. Its normal demographics are stated … Continue reading Tip of the iceberg — what may happen when evictions begin

Apple split to hurt Dow action

Many of those who rely heavily for their thinking about stock market performance are about to learn a little more about the Dow Jones Averages are calculated. Apple's stock split is likely to be good for its stockholders, but the Dow itself will lose the push of Apple's price increase because its share price is … Continue reading Apple split to hurt Dow action

NYC rents decreasing but not by much, but vacancies rising

This is a sponsored post published on the West Side Rag but details the consequences of three major problems hitting hard at urban NYC. The first is the massive move out to the suburbs or second homes of substantial chunks of the residential population that lived here before COVID-19 hit. Those fleeing are taking with … Continue reading NYC rents decreasing but not by much, but vacancies rising

The logic behind the coin shortage produced by the pandemic

The nicest explanation I've seen yet for not only why there's a coin shortage but who gets hurt by it. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/08/national-coin-shortage-everything-to-know.html Everything You Need to Know About the National Coin Shortage By Molly Olmstead Aug 07, 20201:29 PM A nurse visits a laundromat in Florida on Thursday. Tony Giberson via Imagn Content Services LLC If … Continue reading The logic behind the coin shortage produced by the pandemic

New elevator protocol compulsory if tall office buildings are to survive

I've already heard anecdotal stories about businesses eager to get employees back under their eyes but finding elevators a major roadblock. In buildings as tall as in Manhattan, it could take hours to get everyone upstairs. And then you need to begin getting them down. https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-remakes-elevator-etiquette-11595077202?mod=hp_lista_pos4 Covid-19 Remakes Elevator Etiquette Office buildings limit passengers and … Continue reading New elevator protocol compulsory if tall office buildings are to survive

Hamilton’s Broadway original cast shares in profits

https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-hamilton-broadway-profit/ How Hamilton’s Cast Got Broadway’s Best Deal Of all the prizes bestowed on Hamilton, the greatest might be the one its cast won for itself.By Richard Morgan | September 28, 2016 Photograph by Sara Krulwich/The New York Times via Redux Offstage last year, the cast of Hamilton was proofreading a different kind of script—one they’d written themselves, hoping … Continue reading Hamilton’s Broadway original cast shares in profits

If a car loan is part of your life, be careful

A $45,000 Loan for a $27,000 Ride: More Borrowers Are Going Underwater on Car Loans As cars become more expensive, buyers are getting hampered by burdensome loans ByAnnaMaria Andriotis and Ben EisenNov. 9, 2019 5:30 am ET John Schricker took out a loan to buy a car in 2017. Then he took out another. And then another. … Continue reading If a car loan is part of your life, be careful