US Futures Rebound Amid Emerging Markets Rout; China Drops To 2 Year Low

Bulletin Headline summary from RanSquawk European equities are lower across the board (Eurostoxx 50 -0.6%) as trade tensions continue to weigh on sentiment DXY remains above 95.00 in European trade after an early bout of strength (now off best-levels) Looking ahead, highlights include German national…

Turkey:Human Rights Work on Trial

Expand Lawyer and human rights defender Taner Kılıç, chair of the board of Amnesty International’s Turkey section. © 2017 Amnesty International (Istanbul) – Sham criminal proceedings against Amnesty International Turkey’s honorary chair Taner Kılıç and 10 other human rights defenders are set to resume on…

Creative Commons Announces New Board Members: Delia Browne and Amy Brand

Today, CC is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members of the Board of Directors, both prominent leaders and advocates in their fields. Congratulations to Amy Brand, Director of the MIT Press, and Delia Browne, National Copyright Director for the Council of Australian…

Half of Adults Think We Should Retest Older Drivers

Americans are still on board with requiring older drivers to take annual tests to renew their driver’s licenses, though they’re more divided over when that testing should start. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of American Adults think there…

Tesla Forced To Explain $34,347 Payment To Board Member’s Company

As the drumbeat for accountability for Tesla’s Board of Directors continues to get louder, more and more scrutiny is being placed on the details surrounding the Board’s relationship with the company. The latest detail which is under scrutiny, a $34,347 payment to a company founded…

Malaysian Stocks, Ringgit Soar After ‘Market-Foe’ Mahathir Calms Nerves

Market watchers had expected equities to fall across the board, as well as currency weakness which was anticipated mid-week, since  Mahathir said in an interview last month with Bloomberg, when asked whether he’d consider repegging the ringgit to ward off “currency manipulators”: “When a currency…

The United States Of Beer

Across the board, beer consumption in the United States has been slowly and steadily dropping since the early ’80s. However, as Visual Capitalist’s Nick Routley notes, that fact doesn’t tell the whole story. Trends around beer consumption are anything but uniform, and the industry is…

A Transformative Year: State of the Commons 2017

At this year’s Global Summit, board chair Molly Van Houweling emphasized that Creative Commons’ vision was not necessarily limited to the internet, but instead acts in support of the creative spirit that is enabled by the internet. As we announce a landmark 1.4 billion works…

Libya: Armed Group Detains Media Figures

Expand Suleiman Qashout, a prominent TV anchor who is chairman of the Septimius Award’s board of directors, was arrested by an armed group in Libya along with Ahmed Yaacoubi, the Septimius Award director. © 2018 Facebook (Beirut) – An armed group linked with Libya’s internationally recognized…

WSJ Explores The Mystery Of Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea

In recent months, The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board has not been shy of criticizing the establishment as much as the rest of the media-moonscape criticizes Trump. Having jabbed at “too conflicted” Mueller, urging him to step down, and daring to point out that it…