Early Bird Headlines 17 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.
- Man Kills Himself Holding ‘Tax The 1%’ in Front of Capitol—and Nobody Hears About It (Alternet) Hat tip to Roger Erickson. No, this is not a sick joke. It is a serious story.
- Bill Shuster admits ‘private and personal relationship’ with airline lobbyist (Politico) She “doesn’t lobby my office,” Transportation chairman says. Econintersect wonders about other rooms.
- Ohio Man Trained in Syria Is Charged With Planning Terrorism in U.S. (The New York Times)
- Court skeptical of challenge to Obama’s climate change plan (Associated Press) Two out of three judges on a federal appeals court panel expressed doubts Thursday about a legal challenge to the Obama administration’s far-reaching plan to address climate change by cutting heat-trapping pollutants from the nation’s coal-fired power plants. Judges Thomas Griffith and Brett Kavanaugh seemed to agree with lawyers defending the EPA that the lawsuits are premature because the agency has not yet made the rule final.
- How Severe Is California’s Drought Really? (BuzzFeed News) Great article!!!!
- Europe v Google: Nothing to stand on (The Economist) It is not Google’s fault that Europe lacks its own big digital platforms.
- BBC debate: Miliband and Sturgeon clash over post-election deal (BBC News) Ed Miliband (Labour) has clashed with Nicola Sturgeon (Scottish National Party) after she said she would only back him as PM if he rejected austerity and was “better than the Tories“.
- Euro exit fears raised as IMF rejects Greek payment delay (The Australian) Top European officials and Greece’s finance minister have been forced to play down fears the country is poised to exit the eurozone, after the IMF rejected suggestions that Athens would postpone loan repayments.
- Greek PM, Orthodox leader mull using Church assets to ease debt (AFP, MSN Money) Greece’s radical left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced Thursday the start of a “dialogue” with the powerful Orthodox Church on using clerical assets to boost the struggling state coffers.
- War in Yemen Is Allowing Qaeda Group to Expand (The New York Times)
- Iran Is Raising Sophistication and Frequency of Cyberattacks, Study Says (The New York Times)
- China March FDI robust at $12.4 billion, outbound flows up 29.6 percent in first-quarter (Reuters) Foreign confidence in China continued in the first quarter as FDI (foreign direct investment increased more than 11% from first quarter a year ago.
- ‘Chinanomics’ could hold key to Japan’s economy recovery (China Daily) Intensifying economic cooperation with China is the best way for Japan to recover its stalled economy, said Kiyoyuki Seguchi, a senior researcher of a leading Japanese think tank, calling this “Chinanomics.”
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