What We Read Today 02 December 2014

December 2nd, 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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  • Black Friday Fizzles With Consumers as Sales Tumble 11% (Lauren Coleman-Lochner, Bloomberg) Six million fewer shoppers showed up than expected. Over the final four days of November retail sales were $50.9 billion in 2014 compared to $57.4 in 2013. Almost half of the $6.5 billion difference is accounted for by a $3 billion increase in online sales so far this season, from $19.7 billion in 2013 to $22.7 billion this year. Some more of the shortfall was undoubtedly the result of aggressive pre-Thanksgiving promotions this year. No sales figures were given for that.


  • Articles about events, conflicts and disease around the world


Economics at heart of Ferguson incident (Herald Mail Media)


A 15-minute saliva test for Ebola would be a significant boost in the fight against outbreak (The Conversation)


Turkey needs micro reforms for welfare: Minister (Hurriyet Daily News) Key is stability in Kurdish regions.


Ukraine Revolution Fails Business as Graft Envelops Bureaucracy (Bloomberg)


Russia Scraps EU Gas Link in Favor of Turkish Deliveries (Bloomberg)


Moldova’s future in the balance after uncertain election result (The Conversation)

Hong Kong

Hong Kong protesters clash with police at government HQ (BBC News)

Hong Kong protest leader Joshua Wong goes on hunger strike (The Guardian)


Inward remittances expected to rise to $12 bln this year (Tuoi Tre News) Hat tip to Rob Carter.


The Mexican people continue the search for the 43 missing students (The Conversation)

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