The stock market just got hit with a vicious trifecta that could accelerate its next major meltdown

The US stock market felt serious pressure from a trio of negative market forces on Friday, each of which is outlined in detail below. The overriding theme is that investors are getting increasingly worried about an economic slowdown — a sentiment that wasn’t helped by a spate of negative global manufacturing data. There’s an old saying that when it rains,…

Houses of the Holy: In Vancouver, a union of church and real estate

The city of Vancouver’s places of worship, which sit upon more than $3.4 billion of real estate, are getting into the housing game more than ever before, scaling projects skywards in an attempt to benefit both their congregations and a community facing a housing crisis. Religious groups have long provided housing. In past generations, those efforts focused on helping vulnerable…

Imagining Trump’s America Without Robert Mueller

For nearly two years, the American public, and quite a few observers overseas, have hung on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s every word and action: each hire, each redaction, each revealing and yet opaque footnote in hundreds of filings. His fans have indulged in devotional candles and meme T-shirts. The document that Mueller delivered to Attorney General William Barr has been…

One of the world’s most luxurious hotels has hired ‘Jet Lag Gurus’ to help guests recover from long flights

The Waldorf Astoria is introducing “Jet Lag Gurus” to its hotels. The gurus will advise guests on how best to recover from post-travel fatigue so they can enjoy their trip. Suggested treatments naturally include massages, detox lunches, spa treatments, and baths with essential oils. Isn’t it the worst when you check into a five-star hotel but you’re so jet lagged…

Meet the London currency analyst who moonlights as a wellness guru to Wall Street hedge funds and bankers

Bilal Hafeez says he’s tapped into a lifestyle shift happening in the financial industry. The London-based Nomura currency analyst sends wellness newsletters — tips and tricks for shaping up, eating better, and maximizing brain and body potential. “I like to write on something other than the minutiae of markets.” There’s a lifestyle shift happening on trading floors. And Bilal Hafeez…

A music executive at one of the world’s biggest talent agencies says hip hop is the new rock and roll, and Travis Scott is the new rock star

Brian Ahern is co-head of the London music division of William Morris Entertainment (WME), one of the biggest talent agencies in the world. He told Business Insider that the concept of a “rock star” is evolving. He believes hip hip is so widely accepted now that it’s “probably the new rock and roll,” and the likes of Travis Scott and…