Early Bird Headlines 11 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.
- What the Shell mega deal says about the planet’s energy future (The Washington Post) The deal represents a further shift toward natural gas and especially LNG.
- This is the next thing that could rock stocks (CNBC) Some are nervous about the earnings season now starting.
- The Obamas paid $93,362 in federal income taxes (CNN Money) We are sure this is critical information for you to have.
- Economic Inequality: It’s Far Worse Than You Think (Scientific American) Last lines of this scientific discussion: George Carlin joked that, “the reason they call it the American Dream is because you have to be asleep to believe it.” How do we wake up?
- Obamacare sticks some enrollees with unexpected bill (CNBC) Some who received government subsidies based on 2013 income owe refunds of some of that money with their 2014 tax return if income rose last year.
- Germany to bring 100 mothballed tanks back into service (BBC News) Will there be a Fourth Reich occupation of Greece to protect German financial interests? (Hint: Sarcasm.)
- Islamic State attacks Iraqi provincial capital (Reuters) Anbar province west of Baghdad is under attack again.
- Narendra Modi’s war on the environment (Al Jazeera) Since coming to power last year, the Indian leader has diluted ecological protections in the name of development.
- Leaked videos suggest Chevron cover-up of Amazon pollution (Al Jazeera) Environmental advocacy group calls footage ‘smoking-gun evidence,’ while energy giant says it’s taken out of context.
- Barack Obama and Raúl Castro’s handshake captured by cameras (The New York Times) But it was not the first handshake for the two – that came at Nelson Madella’s funeral in 2013.
- Internet regulator to crack down on .sucks domain names (Al Jazeera) ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) explores legality of Canadian company accused of buying up .sucks domains and selling them to extort celebrities
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