Early Bird Headlines 15 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.
- The Numbers Are Staggering: U.S. Is ‘World Leader’ in Child Poverty (Alternet) Hat tip to Roger Erickson. In the past six years, America’s wealth has grown by 60%. In about the same span of time the number of homeless children in the U.S. has grown by 60%.
- The sequestration monster myth (Politico)
- NYPD sees sharp drop in applicants in 2014 (Al Jazeera) Police exam test-takers decline by 17.8 percent; experts blame public criticism, better pay and options elsewhere.
- A Reckless Act in the Senate on Iran (The New York Times)
- Fact Check: is 80% of UK fish given away to the rest of Europe? (The Conversation) A campaign statement is not quite “on the mark”.
- Nokia Agrees to Buy Networks Rival Alcatel for $16.6 Billion (Bloomberg) The rumors are true, The deal will involve a stock exchange and values ALU at €4.12 ($4.32) a share.
- Greece rules out early election (Reuters)
- Hundreds of migrants feared drowned off Libya (BBC News) Africans are dying to get to Europe. About 400 are feared drowned from a boat capsizing Monday. 144 people from that boat have been rescued by the Italian Coast Guard. The EU says that this is a relatively minor event. More than 7,000 people have been rescued in the past five days. No estimate was given about the possible number of lives lost. And the 7,000 is in itself virtually nothing – the migration season has not even started yet.
- U.S. Soldiers, Back in Iraq, Find Security Forces in Disrepair (The New York Times) Returning U.S. soldiers are stunned at the state in which they found the Iraqi soldiers when they arrived.
- For Iran, respect is the death knell of colonialism (Al Jazeera) A successful deal could mark beginning of new historic era for the Middle East.
- Congress will not derail nuclear talks, Iran says (Reuters)
- China’s economy to grow 6.8% in 2015: IMF (AFP, China Spectator) They are well on the way. GDP growth for first quarter was just announced at 7.0%. See GEI News.
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