Spend Matters Friday Latte

In the battle of supercomputers, China wins.
China Wrests Supercomputer Title From U.S. -- A Chinese scientific research center has built the fastest supercomputer ever made, replacing the United States as maker of the swiftest machine, and giving China bragging rights as a technology superpower.

Airline taxes rise. Again.
Holiday firms warn over 55% Air Passenger Duty rise -- A family of four flying in economy to Australia will now pay £340 in total taxes - an extra £120. The same family to the US will pay 33% more Air Passenger Duty (APD), up £60 to £240. APD on premium class fares is double that of economy.

Lisa called it first on MetalMiner.
Are Rare Earth Metals the Next Bubble – In the Tradition of Tulips, Dot-coms and Housing? -- There I said it! I feel better already. I've been thinking about it for over a year but the "rare earth scare" has prevented me from saying so.

A supply chain haiku, from a good friend:
Disheveled it was
Purchase order problem big
3PL solved it

And with that, Happy Halloween everybody.

Sheena Moore

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