What We Read Today 28 August 2014

August 28th, 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 (and sometimes longer ones) 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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  • US probes wave of cyber attacks on banks (Tom Braithwaite and Hannah Kuchler, Financial Times) The Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Wednesday it was working with the US Secret Service "to determine the scope of recently reported cyber attacks against several American financial institutions". There is concern that the increased hacker activity may be from Russia in response to sanctions imposed over the Ukraine situation.
  • Recent articles about Ferguson:

Cash raised for Mo. cop surpasses Brown donations (Natalie DiBlasio, USA Today)

Adam Schiff Pushes Body Cameras For Cops (Arthur Delaney, The Huffington Post)

St. Louis County Police Chief Defends Aggressive Response To Ferguson Protests (Ryan J. Reilly, Huffington Post)

  • Articles about wars elsewhere in the world:

Gaza truce holding but Israel's Netanyahu under fire at home (Nidal Al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller, Reuters)

Obama Wants New ISIS War Plan ASAP (Josh Rogin and Eli Lake, The Daily Beast)

U.S. rules out coordinating with Assad on airstrikes against Islamists in Syria (Anne GHearan, The Washington Post)

American Douglas McAuthur McCain Dies Fighting for ISIS in Syria (Cassandra Vinograd and Ammar Cheikh Omar, NBC News)

US flights 'to spy on Islamic State' in Syria (Al Jazeera)

Russia's Economy Close To Recession With Sanctions, Food Import Ban (Meagan Clark, International Business Times)

Pro-Russia rebels extend fight in south Ukraine (Roman Olearchyk, Jack Farchy and Neil Buckley, Financial Times)

Russian Troops in Ukraine Shape NATO's Counter to Putin (David Francis, Foreign Policy) Free registration required.


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