What We Read Today 01 September 2014

September 1st, 2014
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  • How to Simplify Commodities (Simon Constable, Barron's) An economist at HC Wainwright & Co, David Ranson, has found that just four commodities have tracked the broad commodity sector over many decades. The four are: crude oil, soybeans, cotton and copper. The entire space is well tracked by an equal purchase of the four.
  • Recent articles about Ferguson:

Ferguson, Missouri cops start wearing body cameras: report (CBS News)

  • Articles about wars elsewhere in the world:

Israel calls on region to rebuild, disarm Gaza (Associated Press, CBC News)

Dawn of Libya militia group 'secures' US embassy compound in Tripoli (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Israel Shoots Down Drone That Crossed From Syria (Joshua Mitnick, The Wall Street Journal)

Fighting erupts between Syrian army, rebels on Golan Heights (Ein Zivan, Reuters)

U.S. and Iran Unlikely Allies in Iraq Battle (Tim Arango and Azam Ahmed, The New York Times)

US jets target IS positions in Iraq (Al Jazeera)

Russian-backed insurgents put Ukraine advance on hold – and wait for the West’s next move (Adam Swain, The Conversation)

New Round of Ukraine Talks to Be Held in Belarus (ABC News)

Putin Urges ‘Statehood’ Talks for Eastern Ukraine (Andrew Roth and Andrew E. Kramer, The New York Times)

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