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Let’s all screw the 1 percent: The simple move Obama could make to strengthen the rest of us

December 27th, 2014  |  Source: Salon.com

You're working more hours and not getting paid for them. We can fix that -- and put more people to work. Here's how


Nicaragua’s canal: Chinese construction is due to start—but of what?

December 22nd, 2014  |  Source: The Economist

ON DECEMBER 22nd an odd couple—Nicaragua’s left-wing government and a Chinese-born telecoms magnate—say they will begin the realisation of a dream that has captivated Nicaraguans for generations: the construction of an inter-oceanic canal to rival Panama’s. According to Manuel Coronel, an octogenarian who runs the canal authority, their intentions are now beyond dispute. “When the bride and groom set a date, you know it’s serious,” he says.


Ebay joins Google and others in dumping Alec over climate stance

December 21st, 2014  |  Source: The Guardian

The online retailer is the latest tech giant to leave the right wing lobbying group over its position on climate change

Ebay announced on Thursday it’s severing ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec) because of the lobbying group’s views on climate change. The online marketplace is the latest technology firm to part ways with the rightwing organization over environmental concerns.


GlobalView: Climate Change in Perspective

December 19th, 2014  |  Source: Bloomberg View

GlobalView: Climate Change in Perspective

A brilliant interactive presentation from the editors at Bloomberg View a real must see...

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Fifa hits new low after Michael Garcia resignation

December 18th, 2014  |  Source: BBC

As the sun set over the Atlas Mountains, and the sound of the evening call to prayer drifted across the city, all seemed calm.

At Marrakech's finest hotel, La Mamounia, famous for being Winston Churchill's favourite bolt hole, Fifa's top executives - the select few who run world football - were checking in ahead of their final meeting of the year.


Opening of Relations Could Bring Cuban Stars to Major League Baseball

December 18th, 2014  |  Source: NYT.com

At a dinner in one of Fidel Castro’s palaces in 1999, Castro and several of Major League Baseball’s senior executives discussed one of the few bonds between Cuba and the United States: baseball.

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Wall Street is expanding, and the economy is worse off for it.

December 17th, 2014  |  Source: Washington Post

A black hole for our best and brightest

The thing Deborah Jackson remembers from her first interviews at Goldman Sachs is the slogan. It was stamped on the glass doors of the offices in the investment bank’s headquarters just off Wall Street, the lure of the place in two words, eight syllables: “Uncommon capability.”


The Great Game is heading to the Arctic

December 15th, 2014  |  Source: FT


Newtown two years on: More guns, more school shootings

December 15th, 2014  |  Source: CS Monitor.com

Two years after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., school shootings in the US continue at the rate of nearly one a week. Most Americans think the main problem is mental illness, not lack of gun control.




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