Why it matters:This is the expected consequence of a trade war. Harley-Davidson getting stung by tariffs is mainly symbolic, but Caterpillar truly is a bellwether for the economy. And with Ford set to report its earnings tomorrow, the narrative around the trade war could get really interesting really fast.
Why it matters: When you stop and think about it, the only side of the employee-employer relationship that benefits from keeping salary information secret is the employer. Sure, some employees might be upset to learn they make less than their peers, but wouldn't they also be all-the-more empowered to ask for a raise?
Why it matters: This could be a game-changer for working mothers - particularly self-employed, working mothers. The US lags waaaaaaaaaay behind most of the world when it comes to benefits for new parents. Giving mothers the opportunity to return to an office definitely beats asking them to work from home and juggle their career and child care.
This is a cool story about a perfectly rectangle iceberg (Get it? A cool story). According to one researcher, it contains enough water to fill all the swimming pools in California multiple times. I don't know about you, but looking at it makes me want to go play a soccer game on it.
Yesterday, I called for submissions for a new moniker that could be used to describe startups that achieve a billion-dollar valuation (since Unicorns have proven too common). Rather than pick one, I want you to decide which submission is best. Here they are:
My 6-year old son recently revealed that his birthday wish list consisted of just three things: a horse, a BMX bike and a flying car. I am thinking I'll raid his piggy bank to help pay for this $200,000 "personal helicopter" and we'll call it a good birthday.
The 34-mile bridge is also linked by a 4-mile tunnel that goes under the ocean. The tunnel begins and ends on two artificial islands the Chinese built so the road wouldn't disrupt a busy ocean shipping lane. Seriously, check out the image of the island in the story. Amazing!
It is rather surreal to hear Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lecturing the world about the unacceptable behavior of diplomats in and around a consulate considering the Turks beat the crap out of Americans on the streets of Washington, D.C. I'm just sayin'.
I don't agree with everything former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci says, but boy is he entertaining when he says it. His riffs are artful sculptures of communications gold. His new book is out today and I have no idea if it is any good, but it does make me look back fondly on those 10 glorious days (Mooch insists it was 11) back in the summer of 2017 when Scaramucci ran the comms show in the West Wing. And yes, it was a show.
My name is Sean McMahon and since I joined SmartBrief in 2003, I have produced content on a variety of topics including finance, energy, infrastructure, politics, telecommunications and international development. I'm a Libra who likes long walks on the beach, traveling and playing, coaching and watching soccer. Go Barca!
Today's edition of WYWW was edited whilst listening to "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey and dreaming of winning $1.6 billion.
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