09 MAY 3302
Notorious conspiracy theorist Ricardo Bentonio, speaking from the Groombridge 34 system, has issued a statement of support for former Federal president Jasmina Halsey:
"They're calling Halsey crazy, but she may just be a modern-day Joan of Arc – a conduit chosen by the Architects of Creation to speak to mankind. The powers-that-be want to silence her by locking her away. I demand that I and a small group of scientists be granted an audience with President Halsey so we can find out the truth."
Bentonio recently made headlines after issuing a plea for cartographic data to prove that the 29th of February was an 'aberrant day' heralding the imminent collapse of the universe. What Mr Bentonio did with that data, and whether it helped to prove or disprove his theories, has not been released to the public.
Commander Finn McMillan
09 MAY 3302
This report presents the latest data on the economic health of the galaxy's minor factions.
Here are the latest factions to experience an economic boom:
Ross 490 Blue Public Corp.
Yhele Guardians of Tradition
Potriambunn Jet Clan
Tian Xian Inc
Xhosag General Corporation
HIP 3142 Empire Consulate
Tetrian Fortune Network
LTT 8856 Purple Netcoms Group
Boom is usually the result of consistent trade profit and completed trade contracts. When a faction experiences a boom, the wealth of the system it controls temporarily increases and trade missions completed in the system have double the effect on influence. The faction's influence may also increase. Booms typically last until they naturally expire.
Here are the latest factions to experience an economic bust:
Cayutorme for Equality
CD-63 201 Travel Solutions
64 Arietis Jet General Solutions
Order of Njorog
Njorog Jet Dynamic Industry
LTT 9577 Crimson Clan
WISE 1800+0134 Jet Partnership
Posse of Polevnic
When a faction experiences a bust, the wealth of the system it controls is temporarily reduced and the faction's influence is temporarily diminished. Trade actions do not contribute to boom while a bust is active. A bust typically has to run its course before ending.