Early Bird Headlines 18 February 2015
Econintersect: Here are some of the headlines we found to help you start your day. For more headlines see our afternoon feature for GEI members, What We Read Today, which has many more headlines and a number of article discussions to keep you abreast of what we have found interesting.
- Poll: ISIS Poses Gravest Threat to US (Newsmax) 84% of Americans believe the Islamic State group poses a critical threat to the United States in the next decade, according to a poll released last Friday. For more details see also GEI News.
- Get ready for the return of the Global War On Terror (The Washington Post)
- ObamaCare exchanges weigh extending deadline for insurance sign-ups (Fox News) If taxpayers learn they owe a penalty for not having insurance when completing their tax returns, the idea is to give them the opportunity to change that by getting coverage.
- Obamacare Signups Top 11 Million In Second Year, White House Says (Huffington Post) But 1.5 million or more are expected to drop out before end of 2015.
- None of the options for Brexit is appealing (The Telegraph) There are four paths that the UK can take out of the EU, according to the Institute of Economic Affairs. They’re all bad.
- Isis beheading of Coptic Christians on Libyan beach brings Islamists to the doorstep of Europe (The Independent) See Italy below.
- ISIS in Libya: Overrun Europe with Immigrants and ‘Turn it into Hell’ (breitbart.com)
- Europe braced for refugee wave as thousands flee Libya in fear (The Times)
- EU seeks to relax securitisation rules (Financial Times) Attempt to increase lending to households and businesses.
- Greek Euro Exit Risk Increases as EU Delivers Ultimatum (Bloomberg Business)
- Tsipras Needs to Rethink His Timetable (Mohamed A. El-Erian, Bloomberg View)
- Greece to seek loan extension under pressure from eurozone (The Guardian) Today Greece will repeat the proposal which was rejected Monday. But there is a concession of sorts: This time Greece will be admitting that it needs continued financial support and ask for a “temporary loan agreement” rather than a continuation of the existing program.
- Euro rallies as German data offsets Greek pressure (Financial Times)
- Italy Fears ISIS Invasion From Libya (The Daily Beast) Why, you ask? Look at the map.
- The Epicenter of Iraq’s Next Civil War (The Daily Beast) Kirkuk is the city ISIS really wants. Fighting between Kurds and Shiites could aid and abet.
- What if the China bears are right? (Business Spectator) Not enough time is spent considering possible global outcomes if China’s economy falters.
- China business sentiment lowest in 8 years (South China Morning Post)
- China nears complete end to all residency restrictions (MarketWatch) All residency location restrictions are being removed.