Macau Revenue Falls Again, Pushing Casino Stocks Down - Investors.com - http://news.investors.com/busines...
Macau Revenue Falls Again, Pushing Casino Stocks Down - Investors.com
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"Total gross gambling revenue for Macau fell nearly 40% to $4.76 billion in March vs. the same month a year ago, continuing the slide that began last summer for Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) and other Macau-centric casinos." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
"Chinese officials last year imposed tighter government restrictions on lending and other practices in Macau as part of an ongoing national "anti-corruption" campaign. Many high-roller, VIP-category gamblers had relied on short-term loans to get around restrictions against bringing more than a limited amount of outside currency into Macau and are staying away. Additionally, shrinking economic growth in China and a smoking ban that went into effect in casinos last fall are keeping some some tourists away." - imabonehead
How far Chinese moms will go to have U.S. babies - Mar. 30, 2015 - http://money.cnn.com/2015...
How far Chinese moms will go to have U.S. babies - Mar. 30, 2015
"Some are even willing to commit visa fraud, lie to immigration officers and pay tens of thousands of dollars to shady middlemen -- as long as the payoff is a U.S. passport for their newborn. An underground "birth tourism" network that stretches from the U.S. to China has sprung up to cater to growing numbers of Chinese mothers who travel stateside to give birth, according to affidavits filed by federal law enforcement officers. The moms are lured by laws that grant U.S. citizenship to anyone born on American soil." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
"Once moms get a U.S. passport for their kid, they essentially have a ticket out of China if they grow weary of pollution, food safety scares and political volatility. At 21, American-born children can apply to sponsor their parents for residency in the U.S." - imabonehead
How Hong Kong's subway turns a $2 billion annual profit - Mar. 30, 2015 - http://money.cnn.com/2015...
How Hong Kong's subway turns a $2 billion annual profit - Mar. 30, 2015
"The city's subway is the face of the Mass Transit Railway Corporation (MTR) -- a publicly traded company that pulled in $5.2 billion in revenue last year. With a $2 billion annual profit, the Hong Kong's subway is an anomaly among major rail networks. New York's subway, for example, suffers from chronic funding gaps and will spend nearly $2.5 billion in 2015 to service its debt. How does Hong Kong's train and bus network manage to clear its mind-boggling margins?" - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
The world's worst cities for rush hour traffic - CNNMoney - http://money.cnn.com/gallery...
The world's worst cities for rush hour traffic - CNNMoney
"So you thought your city had the worst rush hour traffic in the world?" - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
The American Register – Seals off coast of South Africa caught hunting, eating sharks - http://www.theamericanregister.com/seals-o...
The American Register – Seals off coast of South Africa caught hunting, eating sharks
"A research team led by great white shark expert Chris Fallows discovered that not only do seals incorporate shark meat into their diets but that scientists’ perception of the food chain in the open ocean might not be as accurate as they were originally thought. The discovery occurred in December of 2012 while the researcher was located around 20 nautical miles off the southwest shores of Cape Point, which is Cape Town’s nearest peninsula." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
Two invasive termite species crossbreed & reproduce ‘super’ termite in Florida: study | newsmaine - http://newsmaine.net/22860-t...
Two invasive termite species crossbreed & reproduce ‘super’ termite in Florida: study | newsmaine
"Entomologists have warned that Asian and Formosan subterranean termites, two of the most destructive invasive termite species in South Florida, are cross breeding and producing super termite that is even more destructive than their parents." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
"A group of researchers from the University of Florida studied Asian and Formosan subterranean termites and found that unusual weather patterns of the two species’ swarming seasons caused overlapped for the first time. They found that cross breeding is leading to the development of a new hybrid species that develops at a 200 per cent faster rate than their parent species." - imabonehead
Oh, fantastic. - Spidra Webster
Common Parasite Could Manipulate Our Behavior - Scientific American - http://www.scientificamerican.com/article...
Common Parasite Could Manipulate Our Behavior - Scientific American
"The basic aversion that a mouse has for a cat, for instance, keeps the rodent out of death's jaws. But unfortunately for mice everywhere, there is a second enemy with which to contend, one that may prevent them from experiencing that fear in the first place. A unicellular organism (a protozoan), Toxoplasma gondii, can override a rodent's most basic survival instincts. The result is a rodent that does not race away from a cat but is instead strangely attracted to it." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
"Toxoplasma's reach extends far beyond the world of cat and mouse. It may have a special relationship with rodent and feline hosts, but this parasite also infects the brains of billions of animals on land, at sea and in the air. Humans are no exception. Worldwide, scientists estimate that as many as three billion people may be carrying Toxoplasma. In the U.S., there is a one-in-five... more... - imabonehead
Finally, a scientific explanation for Jackass. Also, Nature is going to exterminate us one way or another... unless we do it ourselves. We haven't played nice for too long. - Michael W. May
Time to replace all those "NO FEAR" bumper stickers with something more accurate. - Big Joe Silenced from Android
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