Talking Points: Wellness, Facebook, Unemployment

Wellness, Facebook, Unemployment

The market for wellness- whether it be a trendy health fad, a diet, a supplement, a specific type of exercise equipment, or an alternative treatment, now exceeds the total U.S. health expenditure for disease and illness. MarketWatch, April 27, 2018

The median pay for Facebook’s 25,000 employees last year was $240,430. Mark Zuckerberg’s total compensation was more than $8.8 million. Facebook’s median pay is second highest. Incyte, a biotech firm with 1,200 employees, tops the list at $253,015. BusinessInsider.com, April 17, 201

In 2017, fourteen states set a new record for low unemployment rates. TheHill.com, April 23, 2018

“Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction.” Ronald Reagan

Competitive video gaming is now a $1.5 billion-a-year industry and the world’s fastest growing spectator sport. E-sports tournaments and live streams drew 258 million unique viewers in 2017- more than all of the watched NFL regular-season games combined. The Wall Street Journal, April 23, 2018

Despite fears that President Trump’s tariffs on imported solar equipment would be a job killer, new solar-industry jobs are increasing. The Solar Energy Association initially forecast 88,000 lost jobs this year but has revised its estimate to a gain of 22,000. Bloomberg.com, April 10, 2018

“Never ask anyone over 70 how they feel. They’ll tell you.” Barbara Bush

 

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