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Finance and Economics Editor, Guardian US — Guardian

Money whisperer. WSJ alum, bylines in NYT, NYTBR, FT, WaPo, Slate, NY Mag. NPR regular. I interviewed @BillGates for an hour in front of 5,000 people once. Hi.

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House Farm Bill fail gives Congress a chance to redeem itself

theguardian.com — To understand why the House Farm Bill failed, and why we should wish it good riddance, consider these two examples: Stephen Fincher, a Republican congressman from Tennessee and a farmer, has received $3.4m in government agricultural subsidies since 1995, according to data from the Environmental Working Group.

US supreme court rules for Monsanto in Indiana farmer's GM seeds case

theguardian.com — The US supreme court came down solidly on the side of the agricultural giant Monsanto on Monday, ruling unanimously that an Indiana farmer could not use patented genetically modified soybeans to create new seeds without paying the company.

Quirky YouTube stars grill Obama on economy and college education

theguardian.com — President Barack Obama picked three of the most popular YouTube content creators for an interview Thursday and came in for a surprise grilling on major economic and social issues, including healthcare, college education, Washington's privileging of business interest and the Sony hacking.

Obama shoots for 'middle-class economics' - and looks for redemption

theguardian.com — In America, economic recovery is inevitable. Political redemption is not. And it's redemption that President Obama is looking for after six years of stumbling growth. His State of the Union speech reflected his financial priorities - "middle-class economics", he called it - yet the most important line in his speech was not about tariffs or taxes.

US housing market booms as foreclosures drop 69% from 2009 peak

theguardian.com — The housing market, long a disaster area in the US economy, seems to be rebounding. Home foreclosures in 2014 have fallen to their lowest levels since the housing bust and mortgage applications are booming. Mortgage applications jumped 49% in a single week because interest rates for home loans fell to their lowest level in two years.

Jill Kelley shows that personal debt has become a national-security issue

theguardian.com — The David Petraeus scandal seems to present in microcosm everything that America obsesses about: power, sex, secret Gmail accounts and personal debt. Jill Kelley, one of the women at the center of the case, is a married Tampa socialite who is so deeply in debt that she could be a personal-finance case study.

Oil prices keep falling as fears of supply glut grow

theguardian.com — Oil prices sank to hit their lowest point in five and a half years on Tuesday as worries over a global supply glut intensified. Brent crude fell by 3% to below $52 a barrel, as cuts to monthly oil selling prices for European buyers by Saudi Arabia heightened worries about oversupply.

Morgan Stanley says ex-employee stole client data to sell to highest bidder

theguardian.com — A Morgan Stanley employee stole the account numbers of 900 wealth-management clients in what sources believe was an attempt to sell the information to the highest bidder. Morgan Stanley said the employee has been fired and "the Firm is taking the precaution of notifying all potentially affected clients and instituting enhanced security procedures including fraud monitoring on these accounts", according to a statement.

How Mohammed Islam Fooled Media

businessinsider.com — Mohammed Islam, a 17-year-old high school senior, faced a camera in the fluorescent-lit offices of his press representatives and told an audience of strangers that his father wasn't speaking to him: "My dad's always told me to be truthful and I went against everything he said.
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Feb 28, 2015

@joshspero and it also quashes dissent- they can’t try to pass boycotts by barring Jewish students. It’s like stacking a jury: unethical.

Feb 28, 2015

RT @nybooks: Malise Ruthven on the long tradition of apocalyptic movements and their appeal to alienated young people j.mp/1AmJBUF #longreads

Feb 28, 2015

RT @Goldfarb: 8 things millennials want—and don’t want—show how different they are from their parents wapo.st/1zqqjxx

Feb 28, 2015

RT @byHeatherLong: Student in the Bronx on wealth inequality: "people just look at me and judge immediately how much money I have or don't have."

Feb 28, 2015

RT @DeFotis: Laugh more: Never shake hands w/ camels & other hilarity on partying & life from Dave Barry in today's @WSJ Review. http://t.…

Feb 28, 2015

RT @suzyji: At 78• Svalbard is all about the world's most northern X. This is most northern coal plant. pic.twitter.com/tYjlMRU7uy

Feb 28, 2015

“A faculty member interjected to explain Beyda’s Jewish affiliations did not constitute conflict of interest” timesofisrael.com/ucla-student-g…

Feb 28, 2015

Horrible: a UCLA student govt member was quizzed about whether being Jewish would lead to “conflicts of interest” timesofisrael.com/ucla-student-g…

Feb 28, 2015

Fantastic story by @BCAppelbaum RT @nytimes: Out of Trouble, but Criminal Records Keep Men Out of Work nyti.ms/1C8NqDI

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