What We Read Today 04 September 2014

September 4th, 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.

  • Plant Gets Tesla Closer to Electric Car for Masses (Justin Pritchard and Scott Sonner, ABC News) Tesla Motors will announce today that it will build its giant battery factory in the Nevada desert outside of Reno. The facility will eventually build each year enough batteries to power 500,000 electric cars.

Follow up:

  • Failed Experiment at the SEC (Bob Veres, Financial Planning) This is a succinct history of the fiduciary responsibility issue that has been fumbled through the years by the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission). Veres holds out some hope that Mary Jo White may be the SEC head who finally resolves the problem.
  • Recent articles about Ferguson:

Justice Department to Investigate Ferguson, Missouri, Police (Pete Williams, NBC News)

Missouri Governor Declares Ferguson Is No Longer in a State of Emergency (Elliot Hannon, Slate)

  • Articles about wars elsewhere in the world:

Here’s what really happened in the Gaza war (according to the Israelis) (William Booth, The Washington Post)

Somalia Rebel Leader in Convoy Hit by U.S. Airstrike (Abdalle Ahmed Mumim, The Wall Street Journal)

Pictured: Libyan Islamist rebels pose with planes seized from Tripoli airport as U.S. officials warn they could be used to carry out terrorist attack on 9/11 anniversary (Chris Pleasance and Ashley Coleman, Daily Mail)

13 civilians killed in bus attack in eastern Syria (Zeina Karam, KWQC.com)

Iran dramatically shifts Iraq policy to confront ISIS (Babak Dehghanpisheh, Reuters, The Daily Star, Lebanon)

Number Of US Troops In Iraq Rises To 820 After Obama Authorizes An Additional 350 In Baghdad (Alessandra Masi, International Business Times)

Kremlin: Putin and Ukraine’s Poroshenko agree on outlines of a peace deal (The Washington Post)

Putin Has Dona NATO a Big Favor (John Cassidy, The New Yorker)

Barack Obama and David Cameron seek coalition against Isis (Patrick Wintour, The Guardian)

NATO leaders gather amid new menace from old foe ( Griff Witte and Craig Whitlock, The Washington Post)

Ukraine crisis: France halts warship delivery to Russia (BBC News)


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