CKD Corporation, Japan-based, is building its first US production site in Austin, TX. Texas ranks first in a survey as the top state for foreign direct investment;
Texas is also the top Free Trade Zone in the country. The company
produces a variety of automation technology products used in many
industries, including automotive, packaging and medical. Its new manufacturing facility will produce fluid control components for the semiconductor industry. Can anyone say "Tesla"? Companies expanding in or re-locating to Texas are tracked here.
China flu watch. It really appears California was ill-prepared for any major contingency. In the big scheme of things, the pandemic is a fairly minor "event." Think one nuclear missile, or a nuclear plant meltdown, or a 100-unit Bakken oil train derailing. And yet now they're reporting there is not enough "oxygen" in hospitals to manage the influx of Covid patients. North Dakota's penetration rate is just under 12%; the national "average" / rate is right around 5%; and, California? Less than the national average, although not by much.
Norway: from Facebook today.
NFL: none of the three NFL games are easily found on television today. The first and third games are only on the "NFL Network." The second game is available only on Amazon Prime. Link here.
But the really good news: Knives Out is available on Amazon Prime.