Early Bird Headlines 21 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.
- No. 11 UCLA stuns No. 6 SMU 60-59 on rare 3-pointer (Associated Press, MSN News) If you didn’t read this column yesterday, here is this story again. Here is the rule:
… basket interference is the violation of (a) touching the ball or any part of the basket while the ball is on the rim of the basket, (b) touching the ball when it is within the cylinder extending upwards from the rim, (c) reaching up through the basket from below and touching the ball, whether it is inside or outside the cylinder, or (d) pulling down on the rim of the basket so that it contacts the ball before returning to its original position.
Click on picture for video loop showing the play – You be the referee.
- Feeding Urban Communities: A Look at Disparities in Food Access and Nutritional Consumption (Penn Institute for Urban Research) It has long been thought that lack of nutritious food availability was an important factor in nutrition deficiency in some locations such as inner city neighborhoods. This study finds a wide variation in nutrition within neighborhoods indicating that there are other important variables than just availability of the “right stores”.
- Top Wall Street Lawyer Slams Regulatory Environment (The Wall Street Journal) Rodgin Cohen called regulatory capture a “myth“. Two quotes:
- “Recently, this supposition of regulatory capture has become as pervasive as it is false.”
- “I have never experienced a situation that an examiner was so close to an institution that the examiner went easy on that institution.”
- SNB Record-Low Rate Cemented as Swiss Reel From Franc Blow (Bloomberg Business)
- India’s record FX war chest set for Fed rate hike test (Reuters)
- India students caught ‘cheating’ in exams in Bihar (BBC News) At least 400 students expelled so far.
- At Least 30 Die After Train Derails in India (NBC News) Thousands die every year on India’s poorly maintained railway system.
- Top India economic forecasters see no repeat of 2013 sell-off – Reuters poll (Reuters) India’s economy is in much better shape to weather tighter U.S. monetary policy than it was two years ago.
- China to Allow More Gold Importers in Effort to Expand Market (Bloomberg)
- We Ordered a Fake Apple Watch From China and This Is What We Got (abc News) Apple isn’t even delivering yet but you can get a knockoff in China. This reporter got one and found it did keep time but other Apple Watch functions were missing.
- BlackRock Says Asian Central Banks Not Done With Monetary Easing (Bloomberg)
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