Early Bird Headlines 25 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.
- Chicago’s Mayor Emanuel faces election run-off (Reuters) Former Obama Chief of Staff (45% of vote) faces run-off against second place Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (34%).
- 15 college majors with the highest starting salaries (MSN Money) No surprise! All 15 are engineering and computer science.
- Big U.S. majority favors mandatory vaccinations: Reuters/Ipsos poll (Reuters) 87% favor requiring all children to be vaccinated.
- European Commission Accepts Greek Economic Measures After Review (Bloomberg Business) One of the parties which has to agree. Now waiting on the ECB and the IMF.
- One in three Germans say capitalism to blame for poverty, hunger (Reuters) 59% of Germans in the formerly communist east consider communist and socialist ideals a good idea for society.
- Meet India’s old-style central banker (Financial Times) Rajan is committed to price stability, not asset price inflation.
- India tax officials search HSBC’s Mumbai headquarters amid Swiss allegations: source (Reuters)
- Slide in China land under new development (Financial Times) The amount of land used for new property developments in China fell more than 25 per cent last year.
- WeChat users sent each other 1 billion cash-filled red envelopes last night (TechInAsia) Hat tip to Marvin Clark, GEI Discussion Group, LinkedIn. The envelopes were sent on New Year’s eve in China.
- 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off southern Japan – USGS (RT) The third (and largest) quake for Japan in the last 24 hours.
- How Birdman director’s speech shocked Mexico (BBC News) “The government we deserve.”
- Anger over U.S. citizen turned vigilante who faces stiff sentence in Mexico (Fox News Latino)
- Mexico proposes allowing foreign agents to bear arms (Reuters)
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