“All hands on deck” may become a thing of the past.

Ship designers, their operators and regulators are gearing up for a future in which cargo vessels sail the oceans with minimal or even no crew. Advances in automation and ample bandwidth even far offshore could herald the biggest change in shipping since diesel engines replaced steam.

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Economic commentators in the Leave camp have been subjected to months of abuse from Remain doom-mongers with their dire predictions of recession, higher taxes and Armageddon for finance and business.

But as more and more economic data has flickered into view over the past month, it has become increasingly clear that the ‘experts’ who predicted dire outcomes for Britain’s prosperity may be wrong.

It seems that ordinary British citizens are now just as optimistic, if not more optimistic, about the nation’s economic future as they were before Brexit loomed on the horizon.

Read the Full Article: Source – This is Money
Time For Truth: (This is Money) – Apocalypse NO! Britain is confounding the doom mongers and enjoying a Brexit bounce, says City Editor ALEX BRUMMER

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Soros Fund Management has increased its bearish bet against US companies on the S&P 500 index. Its billionaire owner will make money if the index collapses.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 is an American stock market index based on market capitalization of 500 large US companies having common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange or on NASDAQ.

The 86-year-old investor’s fund has reported it had arranged ‘put’ options on roughly 4 million shares as of June 30. This is up from 2.1 million shares as of March 31.

Read the Full Article: Source – Russia Today
Time For Truth: (Russia Today) – Billionaire Soros doubles bet against US stocks

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To get a glimpse of the future of commerce in America, look no further than Sweden.

The Scandinavian country is largely a cashless society, with consumers relying on mobile phone payments or plastic. While the U.S. is still far from achieving the same level of cash-free existence, increasing numbers of restaurants and retailers are now snubbing the lowly dollar bill.

Some merchants such as SweetGreen, a salad chain, refuse to open their registers for cash, telling customers they can pay only with mobile payments or cards. With some newer vending machines, only a card or mobile wallet will get that cold Coca-Cola to roll down the chute.

Read the Full Article: Source – CBS News
Time For Truth: (CBS News) – Stores to customers: "Cash not welcome here"

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The Olympics may be providing a vibrant festival of sport for armchair fans the world over. But for men hoping to become a father at any point in the future, the games could spell problems ahead.

Researchers have found that watching more than five hours of TV a day can slash a man’s sperm count by a third.
Experts at Copenhagen University studied 1,200 healthy young men to see if a couch potato lifestyle affected their fertility.

Read the Full Article: Source – Daily Mail
Time For Truth: (Daily Mail) – Why Too Much TV Makes Men Less Fertile

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