China / North Korea / US: huge turn of events. Xi-Trump-Kim triangulation. US seldom comes out in a "winning" position when two foes complete the threesome.
Mideast: off everyone's radar scope. Quiet won't last.
ObamaCare: back in the news. Most thought it was dead. Not.
Facebook: huge losses anticipated even if losses limited to a) no more selling data; b) lawsuits. If only revenue is from on-screen advertising, market value of Facebook plummets. When was the last time you clicked on an ad at your Facebook account?
California: civil war with itself over sanctuary cities. Link.
US auto industry: rolling back 2022 - 2025 CAFE standards could be worse for the auto industry than keeping them. With CAFE standards rolled back, US auto industry in a no-win situation: California vs US.
US auto industry, sticker shock: surveys suggest Americans unable to afford new models.
Tesla: I thought Tesla would survive 2018 just fine. But no more: a) Norway syndrome; b) Moody's downgrade; c) fiery crashes; d) poor craftsmanship; e) Jaguar - I-PACE - 20,000 auto fleet announced.
Market: everyone spooked.
Fake news: will only get worse. Print media: what you read, defines you.
See this post.
You can track the supertanker Shaden at this site.
Projected route of the Schaden: