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Feb. 11, 2019 Links

Feb. 11, 2019 Links

What we are reading today:

U.S. lawmakers to hold border security talks in bid to avert shutdown – Reuters. The last shutdown was such a big hit, they might bring it back for an encore. The shutdown deadline is Friday. Any legislation would still need to pass both chambers of Congress. Time is running short.

Stocks Mixed Ahead of U.S.-China Trade Talks; Healthcare Sector Weighs on Dow – The Street. If you are waiting on a resolution to US-China trade wars, you will just have your heart broken.

New figures highlight the iPhone’s rough quarter in China – TechCrunch. Apple is not alone.

The Sanders, Schumer buyback test would block almost all company stock repurchases – Marketwatch.com. Prerequisites include: $15 per hour minimum for workers, paid sick leave, some sort of decent pension plan.

400 Richest Americans Own More Than 150 Million Of The Nation’s Poorest: Study – Huffington Post.

Jeff Bezos, long known for guarding his privacy, faces his most public and personal crisis – Washington Post.

Exclusive: Brazil’s Vale knew deadly dam had heightened risk of collapse – Reuters.

Denver teachers are striking for the first time in 25 years – Vox. Detecting a pattern here.

What is the Green New Deal and how would it benefit society? – The Guardian. Republicans call it socialism, environmentalists like it and some say it does not go far enough.

Is the world hurtling towards an ‘Insect Apocalypse’? – Down To Earth. New study warns that more than 40 per cent of insect species are declining and a third are endangered.

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