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.
- Why USB malware just became a big problem (Cadie Thompson, CNBC) Hat tip to Marvin Clark. We have covered this before, but it is important so read the story again about how supposedly innocent USB devices can be infected with dangerous malware.
- New York Fed Boss Hits Back (Michael S. Derby, The Wall Street Journal) New York Fed Chairman William Dudley is trying to do damage control after tapes released by a whistleblower proved that Fed supervisors tried to pressure a regulator into changing her report which criticized Goldman Sachs for having inadequate conflict of interest standards. When the regulator refused to change her report she was fired for insubordination. See GEI News.
- Recent article about Scotland Independence and Other Movements
Scotland will refuse to accept British Bill of Rights (The Telegraph)
Catalonia Pushes Ahead With Independence Referendum Plan (The World Post)
- Articles about conflicts elsewhere in the world:
Protest Camps in Hong Kong Come Under Assault (The New York Times)
After bloody clashes, Hong Kong students pull out of govt talks (Al Jazeera)
U.S. ramps up Ebola troop deployments, total may near 4,000 (Reuters)
Ebola outbreak upsets Exxon drilling plans (USA Today)
Turkey’s ISIS Crisis (Project Syndicate)
ISIL closes in on besieged Syrian town (Al Jazeera)
The Future of Syria (Project Syndicate)
Australians return to Iraq to confront IS militants on ground (RT)
The Intellectual Battle Against ISIS (Project Syndicate)
Ukraine crisis spells Arctic freeze in Russia-Norway ties (BBC News)
Putin Trumpets Economic Strength, but Advisers Seem Less Certain (The New York Times)
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