The effect of IPOs on home prices and other markers of wealth — ice sculptures, anyone? — is far more muted, and far longer-term, than the popular understanding would have it. Most Airbnb employees already have a place to live; while they may upgrade their housing, the IPO won’t create sudden demand for new homes. (In fact, Airbnb has been encouraging employees to go nomad during the pandemic.) … [Read more...] about The IPO market is surprisingly healthy. Is that good for the Bay Area?
Option 1: By leaving from Tuolumne Meadows, you can parlay a multi-day wilderness trek, mostly downhill, where you venture up Half Dome as a side trip. From Tuolumne Meadows to Yosemite Valley can be as short as 22 miles, plus about 5 miles to head up to Half Dome and back. Many routes are available. My favorite is up Lyell Fork, then over Vogelsang Pass to Emeric Lake and down to the headwaters of the Merced; another great one is hiking the John Muir Trail down to Cathedral Lake and beyond, just about all downhill to the turnoff for Half Dome. … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know to climb Yosemite’s Half Dome in 2021
Vadell, 61, and five other Citgo executives were summoned to the headquarters of the Venezuelan state-run oil firm PDVSA, the parent company of the Houston-based Citgo, for what they had been told was a budget meeting on Nov. 21, 2017. A corporate jet shuttled them to Caracas and they were told they'd be home for Thanksgiving. … [Read more...] about AP Exclusive: Letter from Venezuelan jail: ‘Give me freedom’
“Critics have also linked such agreements, such as FTAs [Free Trade Agreements] with Japan, South Korea, and ASEAN [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations], to the decline of manufacturing in India. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, India’s minister for external affairs, recently argued that trade deals have led to industrialization,” the American magazine added. … [Read more...] about Reyes: How India Is Keeping MAGA China Policies Alive Post-Trump
Clemson running back Travis Etienne (9) runs the ball as Notre Dame defensive lineman Kurt Hinish (41) attempts to tackle during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP) … [Read more...] about College Football Week 13 preview: Season comes to the home stretch