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  • "PayScale ran a study where it mined data from 650,000 surveys filled out over the last two years by Millennials."
  • Seattle: median pay for Millennials, $55,500. Unemployment rate, 4%; job satisfaction rate, 70%; 29 minute commute time
  • Runners up: San Francisco & San Jose.
  • referendum could see recreational use legalised; start-ups proliferating & investment $ ↑
  • AngelList lists more than 300 marijuana start-ups in the US — "half were founded this year, and a third of those are in California."
  • Investments in marijuana-related companies have reached $200m over the past 12 months, 4x previous year
  • "In Asia and Africa, websites made up 90% and 96% of mobile impressions."
  • "Their habits are a sharp contrast to the US, where apps accounted for 91% of impressions."
  • Estimates show 7 million cars are expected to be on the road by 2015 in Beijing
  • Due to traffic jams lasting days, Beijing drivers must leave their cars at home one day per week
  • Drivers refuse to take detours due to high gas prices
  • "Switch lets users search anonymously for jobs through an algorithmic matching process and a UI similar to Tinder."
  • 9 of the top 50 companies in the United States are listed as employers on the service, with 400,000 job applications.
  • " Jobr, a direct competitor, has also raised $2 million in seed funding."
  • The bank said it would spend $5 billion by 2020 - double its spending of the previous five years
  • Aims to reach more than 120 million children who are out of school and some 250 million more who cannot read or write.
  • the main focus will be improving the quality of education rather than concentrating on boosting enrollment numbers.
  • Projections show that by 2030, China’s middle class will reach about 93% of the urban population
  • China is the largest consumer of global luxury goods, like cars, cosmetics, watches, and high-end fashion
  • Economists forecast by 2030 per capita disposable income in urban areas will triple
  • High inventories of foods, including wheat, meat, and sugar, plus a strong US dollar, expected to lower food prices around the world
  • Global meat production is also expected to increase, with the FAO predicting a 1.3% rise in 2015
  • In April, the FAO Food Price Index reached its lowest level since June 2010.
  • In April 2014, Haryana, India, relaxed its ban on inter-caste marriage, making it easier for villagers to marry among neighbors
  • The cause was due to declining male-female sex ratios in the state due to sex selections at birth
  • Imbalance of genders fuels violent crime rates, theft, abduction of women for sale as brides and prostitution
  • 2014 worldwide art market reached its highest-recorded level ever of $54 billion
  • International highs were also hit as exports and imports increased 10%
  • The extremely wealthy are making record-breaking purchases and committing a larger percentage of their portfolios to the sector.
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