Look around today, January 30th 2020

Today’s Fascination:
Speed Comprehension
“Although it seems like a symptom of the internet age, the idea of speed listening got its start in the 1960s, when scientists figured out that we read at roughly twice the rate we speak.” (Paywall, 5 views per month, grrr.)



News Bits:
Contagion Infecting Entrepreneurialism
“America’s small business community and the entrepreneurs who must navigate through a dense regulatory thicket.”




Broadband Internet Satellites
“SpaceX launched its fourth batch of internet-beaming satellites Wednesday as the company makes an unprecedented push to build a broadband internet business by deploying hundreds of satellites in one year.”

Consumer Confidence Soars
“Consumer confidence soared to a five-month high in January, according to the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index.
The index rose to 131.6 in January, the Conference Board said Tuesday. That is well-above the 127.8 expected. December was revised up to 128.2 from the earlier reported 126.5.”

Exceptional Americans Exceptional Things:
Jessie Benton Fremont
Besides being the daughter and wife of prominent, history impacting people she; “She wrote many stories that were printed in popular magazines of the time as well as several books of historical value.”




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