Early Bird Headlines 05 March 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.
- Holder: Ferguson must take ‘immediate action’ on race bias (BBC News)
- A Chilling Portrait of Ferguson (The New York Times) Editorial.
- Senate fails to override Keystone pipeline veto (Al Jazeera)
- Apple to Delay Production of Larger iPads (Bloomberg Business) Shortage of display panels.
- Will 9.6 million Americans lose their health insurance? (Al Jazeera) The future of ‘Obamacare’ is at stake in yesterday’s King v. Burwell arguments at the Supreme Court.
- Jaw bone discovered in Ethiopia is oldest known human lineage remains (The Guardian) A 2.8 million year old jaw bone is the earliest homo fossil yet found. It was 40 miles from where 3 million year old Lucy was found in 1974. She belonged to a since extinct humanoid of a parallel branch to homo spapiens known as Australopithecus afarensis.
- Insight: From eastern flank, Iran-backed force advances on Tikrit (Reuters) Tehran, rather than Washington, is now playing a more important role on the battlefield in a war that sees both Iran and the United States supporting the same side against a common foe.
- How Iran’s feminist genie escaped (BBC News)
- Nemtsov murder stirs fears of violent nationalism in Putin’s Russia (Al Jazeera) Dozens of theories have emerged to explain the highest-profile assassination of a Kremlin critic in the post-Soviet era.
- US ambassador to South Korea attacked (BBC News) Assailant slashed Mark Lippert’s face with a razor. Injuries are not life threatening. Attacker was an anti-war protestor and has been arrested.
- Broadcast of India Gang Rape Documentary Is Banned by Court (The New York Times) Convicted rapist on death row blamed the victim for the rape saying saying “a decent girl won’t roam around at 9 o’clock at night.”
- China Loses Millionaires as Wealthiest Tempted Overseas (Bloomberg Business)
- China signals ‘new normal’ with lower annual growth target (Reuters) 2015 target “around 7%“.
- Li Pledges to Raze Graft ‘Breeding Grounds’ (Bloomberg Business) Focus is on military and state owned enterprises. The government “will work tirelessly to oppose formalism, bureaucratism, hedonism and extravagance.”
- RBA’s Lowe Says High Aussie, Low Interest Rates Unavoidable (Bloomberg Business) Australia trapped in a global environment of “international policy easing“.
- Argentine prosecutor appeals ruling that cleared president of cover-up (Al Jazeera) Fernández is accused of making a deal with Iran to cover up responsibility for the bombing of a Jewish community center.
- Panama Canal expects boost from US ports dispute (Financial Times) The west coast port strike in the U.S. may have permanently damaged those ports and lead to a long-term increase in Panama Canal traffic.
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