26 марта, 04:03

The Real Reason Employers Love 'Passive Candidates'

Why do some employers prefer "passive" candidates over people who are already actively job-hunting?

26 марта, 03:45

There Will Be Those Who Perish In The Next Crisis, And Those "Who Survive In Underground Luxury"

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, Ultimately, no one can stop what is coming. The haves and have nots of the next, gritty era of aftermath will be those who have the means to survive when the system has failed, and those who do not. For the wealthy, and prepper minded elite, hidden fortified layers purchased for insurance will preserve most of the luxuries of life above ground, and in the cities, even as society crumbles and burns to the ground. Others, without the means to purchase these luxuries, may have still set aside the necessary materials to live and thrive after a great collapse, where anything and everything from the electric grid, to the fuel supply to the food supply will fail. There will be tens of millions of starving, angry and bewildered people who face endangerment and extinction, and there will be a few who succeed not only in planning ahead, but in laying low enough to avoid being noticed and picked off by looters, marauders and misguided authorities. Finding the perfect location for your redoubt, and making your preps to get away if need be, amount to something of an art and a science. Nothing is guaranteed, everything has its advantages and disadvantaged, but just by doing anything at all, you’ll be way ahead of the masses. If the plans of the elite are anything to consider, they have decked out their bunkers with mementos and reminders of normal life, and not only enough to supplies not to feel the pain of a crumbling infrastructure, but to be distracted by the illusion of normalcy even in times of ultimate crisis. But ultimately, all successful redoubts invest in the means to provide for long-term survival and maximum self-sufficiency. As Health Nut News reports: Most “shelters” include enough food for a year or more, and many have hydroponic gardens to supplement. The developers also work hard to create “well-rounded communities with a range of skills necessary for long-term survival, from doctors to teachers.” (During the 2016 elections, Vivos received a flurry of interest in its shelters from both liberals and conservatives and completely sold out of spaces in its community shelters.)   Many of the interiors are left as a blank slate so that each owner can create what they are looking for in terms of comfort and luxury- and it all comes at a cost. Base models can start at $25,000 and go up to almost $5 million dollars. Their footprints also vary from quaint to 5000 square feet. It isn’t just happening in the United States, but all over the world. And while the fastest growing part of this sector clearly caters to the rich and well adjusted, many shelters are also being constructed to house millions of masses during emergencies – at least in places like China, Switzerland and Russia. […] The Oppidum, billed as “the largest billionaire bunker in the world.” This top-secret facility, once a joint project between the former Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic and Slovakia), was built over 10 years beginning in 1984. The premiere apocalypse dwelling is a place that billionaires can live out the horrors of the apocalypse- be it zombie or other- in luxury with every amenity you could ever hope for.   […] Retail firm Survival Condos offers refuge at a re-purposed missile silo in Kansas, United States. The luxury apartments here are stacked underground and protected by blast doors designed to withstand explosions. Retail firm Survival Condos offers refuge at a re-purposed missile silo in Kansas, United States. The luxury apartments here are stacked underground and protected by blast doors designed to withstand explosions.”   […] Vivos Europa One, in Rothenstein, is one of Germany’s largest repurposing projects. The 76-acre former Soviet bunker is capable of withstanding a nuclear blast, a direct plane crash or biological attack. It is being transformed into 34 five-star apartments, starting at 2,500 sq ft, which aim to protect the super-rich from any forthcoming apocalypse. Self-sustaining communities or networks of individuals can also plan around their budgets to make these concepts a reality. Many companies will customize and scale down projects to costs as low as $25,000… while basic home fortification and DIY applications can be done for much less money. In the end, those who prepared when nothing happened are only out what they invested on the principle of having a viable back-up insurance plan. But those who didn’t prepare for the worst when it did happen could very quickly lose everything they have, and many will perish during the next major crisis – which could be triggered at this point by almost anything.

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26 марта, 03:22

20 Job Search Questions You Were Too Embarrassed To Ask

A job search used to be much simpler than it is now! Here are twenty job-search questions you may have wondered about yourself.

26 марта, 03:20

"Policy Error" Is Back: Deutsche Warns Two Things Can Derail The Market's "Most Crowded Trades"

Following the worst week for stocks since the US election, the reflation trade that was launched by the Trump election now appears solidly dead, with the dollar and commodities sliding, inflation expectations crumbling, and junk bonds - where investor euphoria had reached dramatic proportions - being hit the hardest. As Bank of America commented last Thursday, "the last few weeks we have seen wobbles in high yield; a full 2 months earlier than we anticipated. What began as the expected effects of rate risk on higher quality high yield bled to unexpected lower crude prices and a repricing of the Energy index by 87bp (5.98% to 6.85%) and has further morphed into an early second guessing of the optimism surrounding policy." Shortly after this note, political uncertainty soared when Republicans failed to pass the healthcare bill, leading to questions over the passage of Trump's tax reform. As explained on Friday, with Obamacare repeal on hiatus indefinitely, Republicans now have to find a $1 trillion offset in budget savings, or else Trump's tax cut will have to be slashed by a similar cumulative amount: hardly a catalyst to restore confidence in the reflation trade. And yet, few are willing to throw in the towel on the most popular trade since November (which recently helped push the S&P to 2,400), and one bank went so far as to say that smooth sailing for Trumpflation remains: as Deutsche Bank's Dominic Konstam wrote in his latest weekly fixed income piece, "we continue to expect higher yields and a steeper curve driven largely by tax reform and fiscal stimulus. We see scope for the Trump economic agenda to create a sort of "Keynesian accelerator" whereby a positive demand shock could induce greater domestic investment and, ultimately, higher productivity growth." And yet, cracks are starting to appear in this most optimistic of theses, because on the very same page, Deutsche Bank, which has been one of the biggest supporters of the bullish implications of the reflation trade - and has been quite bearish on Treasuries as a result - admits that in addition to Trump, there is another potential source of policy error: There are naturally several avenues to policy error.   The first and most prescient at the moment is failure to pass key elements of the Trump administration's economic policy agenda.   At the time of writing, markets seem inclined to look past the ongoing healthcare debate. The CBO's scoring of Trumpcare's savings relative to baseline has fallen from $337 billion to $180 billion, and anyway these "savings" are probably more material in providing a piggy bank to fund vote-winning amendments in the Senate debate than they are for funding corporate tax reform. Risk markets might flinch if Trumpcare fails to pass, but the far bigger deals for markets are tax reform and fiscal stimulus, and the experience of the Clinton administration suggests that an early misstep in healthcare won't prevent the new administration from pivoting to other business. However, we note that the post election sell-off in bonds seems to presuppose a high probability that the administration will succeed in passing its legislative agenda,  and that the measures will work.   Then there is the Fed. Aggressive hikes will push real yields and the dollar higher, both of which would be negative for commodities, breakevens, and risk more broadly.   The dots tell us that the Fed hopes to get to 2% by the end of 2018, which would put real rates more or less at zero. We still see a strong chance that the Fed "misses" at least one hike priced by the dots along the way this year to take pressure off of real rates, the dollar, and risk assets. And while Deutsche Bank heavily hedged its cautious language, it is worth noting that as of the most recent Bank of America fund managers survey, virtually every trader is still on the same side of the Trumpflation trade, with managers themselves admitting that long USD, long banks, short TSYs remain the most crowded trades. That will not be the case for long if the dreaded "deflation monster" makes an appearance soon. Furthermore, should sentiment indeed be shifting - as Deutsche Bank's statement indicates - and should the market begin to reprice the threat of "policy error", there is a long way to go before all of these massively stretched trades renormalize.

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26 марта, 03:13

As Trump administration grants approval for Keystone XL pipeline, an old fight is reignited

The decision marks a revival for the controversial pipeline, which the Obama administration halted.

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26 марта, 03:11

Why Did Sexual Harassment Fell Uber?

The sexual harassment allegations by Susan Fowler and others against Uber were so egregious because it revealed a vast incongruence between the internal culture at Uber and its external brand image. Customers have discovered that Uber has no brand integrity.

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26 марта, 03:06

As Trump administration grants approval for Keystone XL pipeline, an old fight is reignited

The decision marks a revival for the controversial pipeline, which the Obama administration halted.

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26 марта, 02:49

The UVTA Baedeker: Is The Transaction Voidable?

This is Part III of my walking tour of the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (UVTA), or the 2014 Revisions to the Uniform Fraudulent Transfers Act. This article covers the tests for whether a transaction is voidable.

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26 марта, 02:37

France Imports of Household and Industrial Waste

Imports of Household and Industrial Waste in France decreased to 115 EUR Million in January from 124 EUR Million in December of 2016. Imports of Household and Industrial Waste in France averaged 131.22 EUR Million from 2000 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 258 EUR Million in May of 2008 and a record low of 55 EUR Million in August of 2001. This page includes a chart with historical data for France Import: Household And Industrial Waste.

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26 марта, 02:33

Car Rams Into Pedestrians In Islington Area Of London; One Male Arrested

A car has slammed into pedestrians on Essex Road outside the Old Queens Head Hotel in Islington, London prompting an immediate response by the police. The area is on lockdown. Initial reports state four people are suffering injuries - their condition awaits. The occupants exited from the car and fled the scene on foot. The incident, which took place just before 11pm London time, is feared to be a similar terror attack to the one at Westminster Bridge last week. However, according to a just released police statement, the incident is not being treated as terrorism related. #EssexRoad #islington on lock down pic.twitter.com/alg0EBjxzp — Steph (@Steph_R_86) March 25, 2017 Breaking - A car has ploughed through pedestrians in #islington #London pic.twitter.com/aEQVkNv6WF — The Banter Beast (@TheBanterBeast) March 25, 2017 Stay away from Essex Road, Islington. All locked off. pic.twitter.com/3PtqFkE2JX — Bee Q (@BeeQandUnique) March 25, 2017 Steer clear of Essex road. @MPSIslington I have a lot of praise for you. Seconds to be on the scene. #EssexRoad #Islington #N1 pic.twitter.com/4xNiuVjnBa — Steph (@Steph_R_86) March 25, 2017 BREAK: 4 people injured following a car hit a people on a busy road in Islington, London. Not terror related. pic.twitter.com/f4ITRfxX2M — Matt Vincent (@MRV2899) March 25, 2017 #Breaking A car has hit several people in Islington,London pic.twitter.com/JRwdRean51 — News This Second (@NewsThisSecond) March 25, 2017 According to a just released statement by the Metropolitan Police, they were called at approximately 22:55hrs on Saturday, 25 March to reports of a car in collision with a number of people in Essex Road, N1. Statement following collision in Essex Road #Islington https://t.co/7oDZ4dYehV pic.twitter.com/otWP2gR9MW — Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) March 25, 2017 Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene; initial reports state four people are suffering injuries - their condition awaits. The occupants decamped from the car and fled the scene on foot. One male has been arrested; enquiries continue. Officers from Islington investigate. Road closures remain in place. The police adds that while enquiries into the circumstances continue, this is not being treated as terrorist related.

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26 марта, 02:08

'Disc Jam' Review: Raw With Tremendous Upside

Disc Jam is a great and interesting concept that leaves you wanting more.

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26 марта, 02:01

A Natural Gas Reemergence in the Haynesville Shale

Once the darling of the U.S. natural gas business, the legendary Haynesville shale play is awakening once again.