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What We Read Today 10 December 2014

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.

Congressional leaders reach deal on $1.1 trillion spending bill (Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post)  Congressional leaders unveiled a massive $1.01 trillion spending bill Tuesday night that will keep most of the federal government funded through September.  If the final votes are not completed in the next 48 hours the government will shut down Thursday night.  Leaders of both parties say the bill will be passed in time to avoid that.

This is why Americans are overweight and broke (Catey Hill, MarketWatch)  If your waistline is expanding while your bank account is shrinking, a new survey may have uncovered the caloric culprit.  Of course, lack of exercise is also a big factor in weight management, but this article focuses on the biggest budget buster also being the biggest waist line buster.  For a complete review of how employees of American companies view their well being see The Principal Financial Well Being IndexSM:  Employees (4th Quarter 2014)


Articles about events, conflicts and disease around the world

Ferguson and Related News

Attorneys demand Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson be banned from policing in Missouri (Yahoo! News)

Columbia Law students get exams delayed to deal with 'trauma' of Ferguson, Garner decisions (Fox News)

Poll: Americans back charges in Eric Garner death (USA Today)


Ebola outbreak: Virus still 'running ahead of us', says WHO (BBC News)


Somalia invites energy companies to explore for oil (BBC News)

China helps fight piracy off Somalia (Hellenic Shipping News)


Cameron: UK and Turkey 'hand in glove' in extremism fight (BBC News)


Can Iran 'control' its cohabiting couples? (BBC News) Violation of Islamic law.


Ukraine forces, rebels largely suspend hostilities (Yahoo News!)


Putin Plan B to Ship Gas Through Turkey Seen as Unrealistic (Bloomberg)

Russia's Usmanov to give back Watson's auctioned Nobel medal (BBC News)


Mexico says evidence proves missing students were incinerated (Reuters)

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