At least 40 senior managers and executives in agriculture left their positions at trading houses such as Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. and Louis Dreyfus Co. this year, based on a tally of news stories published by Bloomberg. While in many cases the positions have been refilled, it represents an unprecedented changing of the guard.
There’s So Much Pain in Agriculture That Traders Are Leaving – (Bloomberg)
When people see their time in terms of money, they often grow stingy with the former to maximise the latter.
Why is everyone so busy? – (The Economist)
Gains on the day were primarily near the front of the strip as further heating demand expectations were priced in, though into the end of the day we did see prices pull back a bit.
Natural Gas Stuck With Uncertain November Forecasts – (Bespoke Weather)
The ripples in space from the gravitational waves moved outward, followed closely behind by the fierce beams of light. They traveled for 130 million years before reaching Earth. Dimmed by the length of their journey, the waves passed through our planet, stretching it ever so slightly. A mere two seconds later the light from the catastrophe descended on our planet as well.
rtwork depicting the moment of collision between two neutron stars. The resulting explosion is… quite large. Credit: Dana Berry, SkyWorks Digital, Inc.
BIG NEWS: FOR THE FIRST TIME, ASTRONOMERS DETECT GRAVITATIONAL WAVES FROM TWO NEUTRON STARS CRASHING TOGETHER! – (Syfy Wire)
The endowments of the universities of Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois and Ohio State, which together enroll nearly 190,000 students, add up to about $11 billion—less than a third of Harvard’s $37.6 billion. Together, Harvard, MIT, and Stanford, which enroll about 50,000 students combined, have more than $73 billion in the bank to help during lean times.
The Decline of the Midwest’s Public Universities Threatens to Wreck Its Most Vibrant Economies – (Atlantic)
Like most brain imaging studies of children, this one included a disproportionate number of kids who have highly educated parents with relatively high household incomes, the team reported Thursday in the journal Nature Communications.
Studies Skewed By Focus On Well-Off, Educated Brains – (NPR)
But beating yourself up for your mistakes and punishing yourself for your failures could backfire. Being too tough on yourself may actually hinder your performance. Multiple studies show that treating yourself with more kindness could be the best way to gain better results.
Science Explains The Link Between Self-Compassion And Success – (Forbes)
A budget resolution lays out nonbinding spending priorities, but it also clears the way for the Senate to later approve $1.5 trillion in tax cuts over 10 years with just 50 votes.
McCain endorses budget bill in win for GOP tax-reform effort – (Washington Post)