- Planet Erstwild - 20121214 - Inside the Headlines

A shorter "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile that explores the contours of the invisible handshake with some Good News and Odds & Ends mixed in for good measure. See complete list below.


1. The Invisible Handshake
Americans Say When Big Business Profits, It Helps U.S.
http://www.gallup.com/poll/159203/americans-say-big-business-profits-helps.aspx
 
Google's tax avoidance is called 'capitalism', says chairman Eric Schmidt
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/9739039/Googles-tax-avoidance-is-called-capitalism-says-chairman-Eric-Schmidt.html
 
McDonald’s $8.25 Man and $8.75 Million CEO Shows Pay Gap
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-12/mcdonald-s-8-25-man-and-8-75-million-ceo-shows-pay-gap.html
 
Chevron Aims at an Activist Shareholder
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/business/chevron-takes-aim-at-an-activist-shareholder.html
 
Big Money Bets on a Housing Rebound
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/business/financiers-bet-on-rental-housing.html
 
Homebuilders Boom as Lending Masks Uneven U.S. Recovery
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-10/homebuilders-boom-as-lending-masks-uneven-recovery.html
 
Home Seizures Rise as Banks Adjust to Foreclosure Flow
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-13/home-seizures-rise-as-banks-adjust-to-foreclosure-flow.html
 
Standard Chartered to pay $327 million to resolve U.S. case
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/10/us-stanchart-settlement-idUSBRE8B90OT20121210
 
Too Big to Indict: It is a dark day for the rule of law as Federal and state authorities do not indict HSBC
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/12/opinion/hsbc-too-big-to-indict.html
 
The Gospel of Wealth Fails the Inequity Test in Primates
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/primate-diaries/2012/12/06/gospel-of-wealth-fails/
 
INFOGRAPHIC: We Could End Homelessness With The Money Americans Spend On Christmas Decorations
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/12/10/1311041/infographic-homelessness-christmas-decorations/
 

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Souped-up immune cells force leukaemia into remission
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22613-soupedup-immune-cells-force-leukaemia-into-remission.html
 
Australian Program Shows a Way to Slash How Much We Drive
http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/australian_program_shows_a_way_to_slash_how_much_we_drive/
 
Interior Secretary Moves to Tighten Rules Over Sale of Wild Horses
http://www.propublica.org/article/interior-secretary-moves-to-tighten-rules-over-sale-of-wild-horses
 

ODDS & ENDS:
11 Secret Documents Americans Deserve to See
http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/11-secret-documents-americans-deserve-to-see-121210?news=846439
 
REPORT: The US Is Openly Sending Heavy Weapons From Libya To Syrian Rebels
http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-admin-admits-to-covertly-sending-heavy-weapons-to-syrian-rebels-2012-12#ixzz2Eb06PmMn
 
Operation Delirium: Inside the U.S. Military's Chemical Weapons Tests
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/12/17/121217fa_fact_khatchadourian?currentPage=all
 
The Man Who Made Billions Off Congo in His 20s
http://www.businessweek.com/videos/2012-12-05/the-man-who-made-billions-off-congo-in-his-20s
 
Hype and fear: America is leading the way in developing doctrines for cyber-warfare
http://www.economist.com/news/international/21567886-america-leading-way-developing-doctrines-cyber-warfare-other-countries-may
 
Beef's Raw Edges: Yearlong probe finds that beef run through mechanical tenderizers exposes consumers to higher E. coli risk
http://www.kansascity.com/2012/12/06/v-project_one/3951690/beefs-raw-edges.html
 
Birds Appear to 'Self-Medicate' With Our Cigarette Butts
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/12/birds-appear-to-self-medicate-with-our-cigarette-butts/265923/
 
Camille Paglia: Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Hollywood Are Ruining Women
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/taylor-swift-katy-perry-hollywood-398095
 
'Jedi' religion most popular alternative faith in UK
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9737886/Jedi-religion-most-popular-alternative-faith.html
 
Why Human-Neanderthal Sex Is Tricky to Prove
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=human-neanderthal-sex
 
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