Jan 22, 2019 A Weakening Global Expansion Amid Growing Risks – IMF Blog. The global expansion is weakening and at a rate that is somewhat faster than expected. Record Numbers of Americans Say They Care About Global Warming, Poll Finds – New York Times. A spike in believers. For 20 Years, US Carbon Emissions Have Been Dropping. Last Year, They Spiked. – Mother Jones. Coincidence? ‘Compromise’ to End Shutdown Draws Protests Over Asylum Restrictions – New York Times. Don’t hold your breath for a fast fix. Supreme Court Doesn’t Act on Trump’s Appeal in ‘Dreamers’ Case – Court takes away negotiating tool. Here’s what really worries investors about China’s slowdown – A slowing down in China is not a collapse. The shutdown’s effect on the US economy, explained – Vox. The longer it lasts, the worse it gets. Los Angeles teachers’ union, school district reaches deal to end strike – Reuters Opposition leader pushes for parliament vote on new Brexit referendum – Reuters. Corbyn tries to grab control of Brexit. Careful what you wish for. The unusually large drop in home sales has real estate agents baffled – CNBC. Prices drop in the West. Can you catch a falling knife? MLK Offers a Lesson on Why We Should Be Worried About Amazon and the FBI – Rolling Stone. Unthinkable: 50 Moments That Define an Improbable Presidency – The Atlantic. The greatest hits and misses of the past 2 years.
Links 10-05-2017 Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service to Rival FedEx and UPS – Bloomberg The Partisan Divide on Political Values Grows Even Wider – Pew Research Center Top Senate intelligence duo: Russia did interfere in 2016 election – The Guardian U.S. jobless claims fall; rise in exports helps narrow trade deficit – Reuters Fed’s Harker says he has ‘penciled in’ December rate hike – Marketwatch Trump’s massive tax plan is already hitting some big roadblocks – Business Insider – Massive? It’s 9 pages. ‘Gunsplaining’ and conspiracy theories: how rightwing pundits saw the Las Vegas shooting – the Guardian Catalans Stall Independence Push With Leaders Divided – Bloomberg Bank of England: Banks will start leaving if we don’t get a Brexit transition deal by Christmas – Business Insider Will California Bring Back Free College? – International Business Times – part of a series on Cal. Mixing Kafka with Jane Austen – Ishiguro wins literature Nobel – Reuters Harvest Moon 2017 Shines Tonight Amid Planetary Show – Space.com – Shine on.
Links 10-04-2017 We Can Finally Identify One of the Largest Holders of Puerto Rican Debt – the Intercept – follow the money. Trump Vows to Wipe Out Puerto Rico’s Debt. Can He Do That? – NY Times Exclusive: EPA to propose repealing Obama’s climate regulation – document – Reuters Tillerson’s Fury at Trump Required an Intervention From Pence – NBC News Kennedy’s Vote Is in Play on Voting Maps Warped by Politics – NY Times All 3 Billion Yahoo Accounts were Affected by 2013 Attack – NY Times Catalans Vow to Pursue an Independent State as EU Backs Madrid – Bloomberg Non-Manufacturing ISM Report on Business – Institute for Supply Management Why don’t tax cuts boost growth? – Growthecon.com How to keep track of the billions in penalties the EU is slapping on global companies – Quartz Microscope trailblazers win chemistry Nobel for “freeze framing” life – Reuters
Links 10-03-2017 Supreme Court Hears ‘Good Evidence’ Voting Maps Entrenched a Party in Power, Justice Says – NY Times Supreme Court Divided on Arbitration for Workplace Cases – NY Times ‘I don’t think we can pass a law that fixes stupid’: Lawmakers berate Equifax ex-CEO – LA Times Hundreds of White House emails sent to third Kushner family account – Politico Spain’s Catalonia gripped by strike to protest police violence during independence vote – Washington Post RBA leaves rates on hold but its confidence in the jobs market is growing – Business Insider Google and Facebook Failed Us – The Atlantic Body clock scientists win Nobel Prize – BBC 3 Scientists Win Physics Nobel for Breakthrough Gravitational Waves Discovery – Popular Mechanics Tom Petty, Rock Icon Who Led the Heartbreakers, Dead at 66 – Rolling Stone
Links – 09-25-2017 Republican states also among losers in health bill – AP GOP facing likely failure on ObamaCare repeal – The Hill German election: Merkel vows to win back right-wing voters – BBC What the stunning success of AfD means for Germany and Europe – The Guardian Germany’s Nationalists Join the 13-Percent Club – Bloomberg Abe gambles on snap election as Koike surprises with new party – Japan Times Iraqi Kurds Vote on Independence, Angering Neighbors and U.S. – NY Times Voting begins in historic Kurdistan independence referendum – Rudaw Who gives the orders? Spain, Catalonia both claim police – AP Kushner used private email to conduct White House business – Politico Target Is Raising Its Minimum Wage and Is Making a Big Pledge for 2020 – Fortune Deloitte hit by cyber-attack revealing clients’ secret emails – The Guardian What Will Happen To NFL Owners Who Follow President Trump’s Lead On Firing Kneeling Players? – Forbes Failing Charter Schools Have a Reincarnation Plan – ProPublica Why the World Didn’t End | NASA – NASA
All about the jobs Bureau of Labor Statistics For blue-collar America wage gains are slim even as employment surges Reuters Minimum-wage gains to have only minor bump on pay data Marketwatch U.S. adds 257,000 jobs as wage growth picks up Marketwatch January Employment Report: 257,000 Jobs, 5.7% Unemployment Rate Calculatedriskblog.com TAKEAWAYS FROM THE JANUARY JOBS REPORT WSJ Jobs Report Crushes It Bloomberg Investors price in another Fed rate increase after jobs data Marketwatch What the Improving Jobs Picture Means Bloomberg
Health insurer Anthem hacked; millions of records stolen Greece: Here’s What Happens Next The head of the FCC just proposed the strongest net neutrality rules ever Net Neutrality Won Big Today. But We Can’t Get Complacent Just Yet Greek Prime Minster: ‘Greece won’t take orders any more’ Facebook is now more valuable than JP Morgan Chase UBS Faces New Tax-Evasion Probe CME to close most of its trading pits