Early Bird Headlines 16 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.
- Tax inversion curb turns tables on US (Financial Times) A crackdown by the Obama administration on “tax inversion” deals, which allowed US companies to slash their tax bills, has had the perverse effect of prompting a sharp increase in foreign takeovers of American groups.
- Congress’s Approval Rating No Longer Detectable by Current Technology (The New Yorker) Hat tip to Rob Carter. “Thoughful” analysis by Andy Borowitz.
- New York real estate baron Durst arrested on LA murder warrant (Reuters) Suspect appears to have unwittingly confessed on HBO documentary.
- Why tough talk from Netanyahu won’t guarantee election victory (The Conversation) Only one more day to the vote.
- Iraqi official: coalition air strikes needed in Tikrit (Al Jazeera)
- Saddam’s tomb destroyed in Tikrit fighting (BBC News)
- War with Iran is probably our best option (The Washington Post) An American Op Ed.
- Iran ex-leader Rafsanjani’s son ‘jailed for 15 years’ (BBC News) Appears to be political.
- Chinese Ex-General, Charged With Corruption, Dies (The New York Times)
- China and the art of muddling through (China Spectator) A more positive oultook than some.
- The paradox at the heart of China’s quest to rid universities of Western values (The Conversation)
- Chinese Premier Vows Tougher Regulation on Air Pollution (The New York Times) This a week after the government forced sites in China to remove the documentary on air pollution “Under the Dome“.
- Vanuata residents return to damaged homes (Reuters) Unnarrated video.
- Venezuela: President Maduro granted power to govern by decree (BBC News) Mr Maduro said he needed the special powers to deal with the threat posed by the United States, which he accuses of meddling in Venezuela’s affairs.
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