Social Security benefits increase the 2nd most since the ’08 crash
The 2019 Social Security cost-of-living adjustment will increase 2.8%, the second most in the last decade, which equates to an extra $39 per month for the average recipient.

51% of Americans identify themselves as ‘savers’
Yes, but, over 30% of American’s have less than $50,000 saved for retirement.

Allbirds (your editor’s favorite shoes for brewery hopping around Denver) valued at $1.4B after a $50M Series C
The shoe manufacturer’s simple direct-to-consumer business model, limited colors + limited styles, has allowed Allbirds to become a Shoe-icorn. Eclipsing the $1 billion valuation mark in only three years.

The Permian Basin now produces nearly as much oil as Iran
Six years into a boom enabled by advances in drilling and extraction technology, growth is slowing down. Constricted by supply and more importantly, labor, shortages how much longer can the Permian be the engine for US oil output growth?

The IRS has issued new regulations on QBI deductions for pass-through entities
Deductions of up to 20% on qualified business income will be available for certain pass-through entities.