What We Read Today 11 May 2014

May 11th, 2014
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Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary "reading list" which will include very brief summaries of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for "reading list" items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

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  • Can Oysters Help Save Us From Rising Sea Levels? (Anna Brones, Care2) Because of over harvesting, once plentiful oyster reefs no longer moderate storm surges as they once did. This article suggests that selected restoration projects could reestablish needed reef barriers.
  • The Big Three (Simon Constable, Barron's) Constable interviews George Evans, portfolio manager of Oppenheimer International Growth (ticker: OIGAX), who picks three non-U.S. stocks: one a large fiber optic and broadband network owner, a second a major enterprise software company and a Swiss pharma company. If those companies don't work out for readers he also mentions two large alcoholic drink companies whose stock may rise even more than he projects if investors need to drown their sorrows over the big three suffering downfalls.
  • Pay close attention to what’s motivating market commentary (Barry Ritholtz, The Big Picture) Many who write about investing, or talk on TV, or produce/edit content of various sorts, have other things in mind other than your best ineterests. This is a message repeated by weekly GEI contributor Jeff Miller. Ritholtz categorizes many of the "Pied Piper" types out there who can do you more harm than good if you pay attention to them.
  • Coming in May on FRONTLINE (Patrice Taddonio, PBS.org) This week will see the first two hours of a two-part four hour presentation by Frontline on "The United States of Spying". The programs will cover both the government surveillance activities of NSA and also private sector information collection on individuals. Click on image below to access the 3-minute trailer for the program.


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