What Was the Media Worried About – July 2022

Lots of speculation in July.  Oil experts go out on a limb making price predictions.  Political mayhem.  Gopher conspiracy unmasked. Economy June inflation comes in at 9.1% vs 8.8% expected. Yikes. Nord Stream 1 shut for regular maintenance. Will it come back online? Yep.  Back online. Euro/Dollar parity                 Yield curve inverted (2s/10s) ECB raises rates by 50 bps (raising rates to 0.00%), creates “Transmission Protection Instrument”. Some are calling TPI “To Protect Italy”. McDonald’s raises price of cheeseburger in UK for first time in 14 years Politics UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigns Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Assassinated Potpouri The gophers have been farming this entire time Nobody panic – Duck & Cover updated for 2022 – It’s probably fine. Heat waves in US and Europe Hershey’s won’t be able to meet demand for Halloween candy

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Walk for PKD

It’s Fall in Cleveland.  By now we’ve usually got two sports teams to be disappointed in and we turn our eyes to college football.  This year, however, the Browns are the bright spot while the Indians and Buckeyes are testing our patience.  The other fixture for Clevelanders in fall is the Northeast Ohio Walk for PKD!  I post about it every year.  This year is different in that it will be a virtual walk, but we are hoping that doesn’t mean people are socially distanced from their pocketbooks.  Please check out Team William (we’ve already raised $690!!!) and my personal fundraising page.  I’ll also be tweeting and LinkedIn-ing (?) … uh … posting on social media tidbits about PKD throughout the week so if it feels like I’m louder than usual, I am!  This is an important cause to my family and to me.  Below is our story: William was…