Early Bird Headlines 05 April 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.
- Rolling Stone awaits review of debunked Virginia gang rape story (Reuters) Columbia University review of a now-discredited Rolling Stone story about an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity is due out today, addressing the questions of journalistic ethics raised by the provocative article. The report, requested by Rolling Stone, may produce a complete shakeup of the nearly 50-year old magazine.
- Duke Energy agrees to Virginia coal ash settlement (Al Jazeera) Power distributor to pay $2.5 million for spill that left 70 miles of Dan River coated with sludge. This is in addition to agreement eith the EPA last year (next article).
- Duke agrees to clean up NC river under EPA supervision (Al Jazeera) Duke enetered into a clean-up agreement with the Federal government last May.
- Ferguson, Missouri, releases racist emails from former officials (Reuters) More American exceptionalism.
- Ten Elite Schools Where Middle-Class Kids Don’t Pay Tuition (Bloomberg) Stanford announced last week that students admitted with family income under $125,000 would pay no tuition. But other schools had already offered similar deals.
- G.O.P.’s Israel Support Deepens as Political Contributions Shift (The New York Times) Are they simply being rewarded for doing what is right? Or is it a form of pay to play?
- Gunmen kill nine, gas pipeline hit in Nigeria’s oil-rich delta (Reuters) The perpetrators are unknow, but this is the region in which tribal supporters of the defeated president Goodluck Jonathan said they would take action if he was defeated.
- Sanctions on Iran: Long road ahead for lifting UN, EU, US embargoes (Al Jazeera) Tehran wants immediate relief in nuclear deal, while Western powers prefer gradual easing of restrictions .
- The Cuban Money Crisis (Bloomberg) The biggest change to the island’s economy isn’t the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations; it’s the overhaul of the country’s archaeic dual money system that has separated the “haves” from the “have nots”.
- Cuba’s Fidel Castro makes rare appearance after 14 months (BBC News)
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