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- Europe’s titans hold on to their cash (Sarah Gordon, Financial Times) Austerity produces a shortage of money so why wouldn’t companies hoard cash? The “Austerians” say they must improve confidence to get a recovery and corporations say they have confidence in whatever is left of the money that they can hang on to. Brilliant policy!!!
- Li’s Options Narrow as China Growth Slowdown Deepens (Nerys Avery, Bloomberg) A wide range of shrinking numbers are reviewed for China but GEI News has even more, just out: China GDP in Second Half 2014 May Come in Below 6%!!!
- In Columbus County, another death row conviction faces a challenge (Joseph Neff, Raleigh News & Observer) North Carolina is the first and only state with an independent body dedicated to investigating post-conviction claims of factual innocence. The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission was established by the state in 2006. In the latest case reviewed, a 1993 murder conviction resulting in the death penalty, an astounding story of hidden evidence apparently resulting in the conviction of an innocent man has emerged. This is not the first such case that this situation has been found. In this case, the children of the victims still believe the man convicted is the murderer and the prosecuting district attorney still believes the man convicted is guilty. Read this article and marvel at the callousness and carelessness of prosecution, as well as the fact that those close to the case are not able (or willing) to consider the newly revealed exculpatory evidence.
- Recent articles about Scotland Independence Vote :
Top Scottish companies fear effects of independence (Patrick Jenkins and Pilita Clark, Financial Times)
Why Scotland’s Voting Yes (Felix Salmon)
Scots Independence Campaign Nears Climax as Polls Diverge (Bloomberg)
- Articles about wars elsewhere in the world:
Gaza: Life amid the rubble (BBC News)
Uganda foils Somalia Shebab cell plotting ‘imminent attack’: US (Yahoo! News)
Washington Risks Falling for Syria’s ISIS Strategy, Again (NBC News)
Airstrikes on IS in Syria’s backyard are high-risk if Assad objects (The Conversation)
ISIS executes British aid worker David Haines; Cameron vows justice (CNN World)
On Obama and war (Al Jazeera)
Boots already on the ground as US mission in Iraq accelerates (The Conversation)
Despite Cease-Fire, Fighting Escalates in Eastern Ukraine City (The New York Times)
Ukraine fights off attack on Donetsk airport by pro-Russia forces (The Guardian)
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