January 22 – Whether you were affected by the government shutdown that started January 19th, it’s good to know for reference what does get affected should this happen again. If you remember back in 2013, the government was shut down for a period that brought on all sorts of news reports of people lacking government services and tourists being kept out of national parks. It’s a little different each time, so check out the logistics of it all by checking it out.
January 18 – According to the latest statistics released at the CDC, nearly 38 million American adults still smoke on a regular basis. This is from the National Health Interview Survey attempting to track the changes in smoking habits of Americans. It’s great news that for decades we have seen consistent declines, but the staggering number who still smoke represent the fact that we still have a ways to go.
January – In case you’ve been living under a rock, let me tell you this flu season has been bad. Starting out with just a couple of states at the end of November, Influenza activity had taken over all states and territories by January. Read up on the CDC link above for best practices, geographic spread, and other important details regarding this year’s flu outbreak.
January – January shaped up to be a record-breaking month for IPO’s, with 10 offerings seeking over $3 billion. In fact, this will be the busiest first month of the year in eight years, according to Renaissance Capital. Check out all the new ones, with a mix of industrial and tech industry companies, by going to the link above.
January 20 – The future is electric. More and more companies are transitioning their future to include electric lineups over more traditional non-renewable resources. As countries enact fossil fuel reduction measures, car companies vying for market share are especially at risk. The luxury market is making strides, with some aggressive goals in their 5 and 10 year plans.