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The recent major turmoil in Asian stock markets has caused spill-over all over the world, including in the U.S., where the Dow Jones Industrial Average has seen record changes over the past couple of months. With the U.S. economy still considered shaky by some, there is a great deal of fear over these changes. But is that fear well-founded? One way to find out is to look at historically large changes, whether good or bad, in the Dow. We looked up the 20 largest gains, losses and intraday swings and plotted them against the backdrop of historical context. What we found is that the stock market tends to bounce back after every major decline, with the bigger dips taking longer to recover from, as you might expect. Take a look at the historical picture of the roller coaster that is Wall Street.
Social media has totally changed the way businesses communicate with customers. It’s a platform where consumers drive the conversations, and companies have to keep up or get lost in the shuffle. If you’re unsure about how to get started using these outlets for the benefit of your business, here are 25 awesome social media infographics that will equip you with the knowledge and tools to become a social media rock star. Enjoy.
When you think of NFL teams hitting the road, you probably picture players and coaches climbing aboard team buses and planes and suiting up in visiting locker rooms. But thousands of NFL fans stand to see their teams hit the road permanently in the next couple of years. That’s because the Chargers, Raiders and Rams are all weighing moves to Los Angeles. And while that’s bad news for San Diego, Oakland and St. Louis, it stands to be very good news for LA, which hasn’t had a professional football team in 20 years.
Humans are visual creatures. When we watch a video, we use more than just our eyes to engage with the production. Video triggers all sorts of emotions and thought patterns within our brains, and this type of engagement is satisfying on many different levels.