Talking Points: Advertising, China, Jobless Rate

Advertising, China, Jobs

Google and Facebook combined make up roughly 25% of all global advertising expenditures, and control more of the advertising market than all of the print media on the planet. Abundance Insider, July 9, 2018

China is home to the world’s best pencil graphite. In China, the color yellow is connected with royalty, so American pencil producers began painting their pencils yellow to show they contained high-quality Chinese graphite. Asiaoppo, March 5, 2016

“Let China sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.” Napoleon Bonaparte

“The difference between a republic and a people’s republic is a lot like the difference between a jacket and a straitjacket.” Ronald Reagan

This year, S&P 500 companies are on track to repurchase $800 billion of stock, which would eclipse 2007’s record buyback bonanza of $589.1 billion. The Wall Street Journal, July 9, 2018

The cost of living has become so expensive in the Northern California counties of San Fransisco, San Mateo, and Marin, families earning up to $117,400 annually qualify as low-income. CNBC, June 28, 2018

The U.S. Mint made over 1.3 billion nickels in 2017, losing $9.5 million making them. The copper and nickel in a five cent piece went up in price and now costs 7 cents each to produce. Changing the composition of the nickel would not be easy because vending machines and coin counters in America use conductivity to delineate different coins, and reprogramming would cost tens of billions of dollars. Quartz, June 29, 2018

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