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Michael Jackson: "You Are Not Alone" (Munich, 1997)

One of my favorite Michael Jackson songs. Also, I like this video more than the original promotional video.  While watching it I thought the fan was going to choke him to death. I kept thinking, stop choking the man and let him sing. LOL!

Bloomberg: U.S. Economic Data Have Been the World's Most Disappointing

by Steve Matthews and Catarina Saraiva

It's not only the just-released University of Michigan consumer confidence report and February retail sales on Thursday that surprised economists and investors with another dose of underwhelming news. Overall, U.S. economic data have been falling short of prognosticators' expectations by the most in six years.

The Bloomberg ECO U.S. Surprise Index, which measures whether data beat or miss forecasts, fell to the lowest since 2009, when the nation was in the deepest recession since the Great Depression.

Please read more here.

Oil & Gas Consulting Job @ PricewaterhouseCoopers (London)

PwC Deals Strategy team in London is looking for a candidate with a background in Oil & Gas. 

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • 5+ years of post-graduate work experience with a distinctive record of achievement and impact 
  •  Intimate knowledge of the Oil & Gas sector, particularly oil field services - however experience in upstream and midstream also relevant 
  • Experience in strategy, M&A (commercial due diligence) and business planning 
  • Spent part of career working in corporate environment for one of the IOCs, independents or a major OFS players 
  • Strong logical reasoning, creative thinking, strong analytics and the ability to solve complex problems 
  • Ability to grasp and communicate complex ideas clearly 

You be will heavily involved in the deals market within Oil & Gas. You will be working with private equity funds, infrastructure funds and corporate clients. You will be based in London with some international travel expected. 

All cover letters and resumes to be sent to: fabio.buckeridge@uk.pwc.com 

92,898,000 Americans Not Working...

 

In February, 92,898,000 people did not participate in the labor force. These Americans did not have a job and were not actively trying to find one. When President Obama took office in January 2009, there were 80,529,000 Americans who were not participating in the office, which means that since then, 12,369,000 Americans have left the workforce.

Of the 157,002,000 who did participate in the labor force, 148,297,000 had a job, and 8,705,000 did not have a job but were actively seeking one -– making them the nation’s unemployed.

Please read more here and here.

Forbes: "Coming Soon: No Travel Or Passport If You Owe IRS"

The IRS and Justice Department cooperate to catch tax scofflaws. They can even have notorious ones arrested when they land on U.S. soil. But some in Congress think we could do more to grab people on the move or to prevent them from taking flight in the first place. In 2012, the Government Accountability Office reported on the potential for using the issuance of passports to collect taxes. The idea–introduced several times over the last few years–is a little like requiring you to pay all your outstanding parking tickets to register a vehicle or renew your driver’s license.

Please see more here and here.

In a US first, New Orleans Eliminates Veterans' Homelessness

 

Please learn more here and here.

Kids Explain Futures Trading