MORGAN STANLEY: Get used to a ‘new normal’ of weaker UK growth thanks to Brexit

REUTERS/Kevin Coombs Morgan Stanley says weaker growth looks set in for the long haul once the UK formally leaves the EU. The average quarterly growth rate since the third quarter of 2016 was about 0.4%, which looks set to continue until at least the fourth quarter of 2020, economists at the bank said.  In the […]

Intensifying Wildfires: The New Normal?

Germany’s public broadcaster Deutsche Welle joins forces with OZY to pique the curiosity of globally minded readers. This year has been a terrible year for wildfires across the globe. And there doesn’t appear to be an end in sight. Over the last several weeks, more than a dozen massive blazes have swept through Northern California, […]

US wants China to ‘behave like a normal nation’ & respect international laws – Pompeo

Washington is pressuring Beijing to act like a “normal nation” on the world stage, Mike Pompeo has repeated, accusing China, ironically, of disregarding international laws and seeking to impose “decades of pain” around the globe. “We’re very worried that China will put the people in many countries around the world, in Africa and Central America […]

12 days after hurricane, Verizon says Florida network is back to normal

Enlarge / PANAMA CITY, Fla. – OCTOBER 19: Mark Mauldin hangs a sign near the front of his property expressing his dissatisfaction with his Verizon cell phone service following Hurricane Michael, which slammed into the Florida Panhandle on October 10. (credit: Getty Images | Scott Olson ) Verizon Wireless service is back up and running […]

Success in America has nothing to do with hard work — and we’re in the middle of a ‘war on normal people’

Justin Merriman/Getty America generally believes the path to success in today's competitive job climate is through hard work, regardless of one's background or hometown. But Andrew Yang, former CEO of Venture for America, says he received an education from Brown and Columbia not by working hard, but because he was a good test taker. Yang believes intelligence […]

Tesla board is reportedly in the dark about buyout—that’s not normal

Enlarge / Musk in 2015. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Tesla’s board of directors is gearing up to consider Elon Musk’s plan to take the electric carmaker private. But yesterday afternoon—more than two days after Musk’s original tweet announcing the proposal—Tesla’s board still hadn’t been told who would pay for the deal, Reuters has reported. The board […]

Google Maps: This swimming pool is EIGHT times bigger than a normal pool – would you go?

Google Maps has snapped a swimming pool on its Google Earth function, but this pool is far from ordinary. The pool at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile is the largest in the world. It can be seen on Google Earth stretching across the Chilean coastline – and would be the perfect […]