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CBC News (June 29)

2021/ 06/ 30 by jd in Global News

“Lytton, B.C., has broken the record for the hottest temperature ever recorded in Canada for a third straight day, hitting a scorching 49.6 C on Tuesday. The latest record was broken as a historic heat wave continues to scorch Western Canada, leading to a spike in sudden deaths in B.C. and dangerous wildfire conditions.”


CBC News (June 27)

2021/ 06/ 29 by jd in Global News

A heat wave in British Columbia “is shattering temperature records and meteorologists expect the weather to get even hotter over the next couple of days. Lytton, B.C., broke the record Sunday afternoon for the hottest temperature ever recorded in Canada with a measurement of 46.6 C, according to Environment Canada.”


New York Times (June 26)

2021/ 06/ 28 by jd in Global News

“The ouster of the chairman, Osamu Nagayama, 74, represents a major win in a battle between Toshiba and foreign investors who have pushed the conservative company to clean up its governance. It is also a breakthrough in a broader effort to increase investor oversight of Japanese corporations, following a series of government-led changes meant to make companies more transparent and accountable.”


Bloomberg (June 25)

2021/ 06/ 27 by jd in Global News

“The prospect of investing in massive U.S. government projects—say, by leasing an airport and reaping revenue for decades—has tantalized Wall Street” for years. Finally, it seems their “big wish” has been granted by Biden’s Infrastructure Deal. “The size of the potential capital infusion from private investors… wasn’t announced. But the reference to asset recycling and public-private partnerships… is a start.”


Washington Post (June 25)

2021/ 06/ 26 by jd in Global News

The “Tokyo Olympics just got an important no-confidence vote—from Japan’s emperor.”


Miami Herald (June 24)

2021/ 06/ 25 by jd in Global News

“There’s a sense of déjà vu to the new grief in our community over the collapse of… a 12-story building packed with residents, Surfside’s Champlain Towers South Condo…. Just as the FIU bridge collapse taught us many lessons about ignoring cracks on new construction, and about raising structures while people are driving underneath it, this condo collapse must also come under the most rigorous of investigations.” Today’s horror, “should serve as an urgent alert that older Florida structures need auditing and stricter oversight by the government.”


Atlanta Journal Constitution (June 23)

2021/ 06/ 25 by jd in Global News

“American leisure air travel is bouncing back quickly after plunging last year. But it could take months or years for business travel to return to normal—if ever—even as more companies prepare to bring workers back to offices.” For metro Atlanta’s economy and Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, “that spells uncertainty.”


Time (June 23)

2021/ 06/ 24 by jd in Global News

“Life expectancy across the country plummeted by nearly two years from 2018 to 2020, the largest decline since 1943, when American troops were dying in World War II.” While life expectancy also dropped in many countries during the same period, “the average loss of life expectancy in the U.S. was nearly nine times greater than the average in 16 other developed nations, whose residents can now expect to live 4.7 years longer than Americans.”


The Detroit News (June 22)

2021/ 06/ 23 by jd in Global News

“Suddenly, in just a matter of a few months, the vast dealmaking machinery that caters to wealthy entrepreneurs has started buzzing with a level of activity that some industry veterans say they haven’t seen before, potentially setting up a cascade of sales for later this year. A combination of high valuations on companies and potentially higher taxes in the future is proving to be a potent motivator.”


Financial Times (June 22)

2021/ 06/ 22 by jd in Global News

Wall Street banks “have been at the forefront of the push to convince workers to return to the office.” In the strictest vaccination policy yet, “Morgan Stanley employees and clients who have not received their Covid-19 vaccine will be barred from entering the bank’s New York offices.”


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