Talking Points: Growth, Email, Manufacturing

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the uptick in growth we have experienced in the first five quarters of the Trump presidency, “has already added $1.3 trillion to the 10-year federal revenue projection.” The Week, August 10, 2018

On average, mass marketing email “open rates” are only 20% while text messages are read 98% of the time and 95% are read within 3 minutes of receiving them with most being read within 5 seconds. Business2Community.com, February 26, 2018

China’s total debt now exceeds 250% of its GDP. New York Times, March 13, 2018

Over the past year, thru July, U.S. manufacturing added 327,000 jobs, the most of any 12-month period since April 1995, and, in 2017, produced about $6 trillion in gross output. CNBC, August 3, 2018

“The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm. It’s dangerous because of those who watch and do nothing.” Albert Einstein

A NASA spacecraft is embarking on a journey toward the Sun where it will try to solve some solar scientific mysteries. It will get within 4 million miles of the star where temperatures reach 3 million degrees Fahrenheit. But don’t worry, it’s a dry heat! FiveThirtyEight, August 9, 2018

Men under age 25 are more at risk of getting into a car accident than women the same age, which often makes their insurance premiums higher, so a Canadian man got a doctor’s note legally changing his gender to female solely to lower his car insurance by $846 a year. New York Post, 7/30/2018

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