Monthly Archives: October 2015

China's Tale of First Contact with Aliens

Humanity's first encounter with intelligent extraterrestrial life would undoubtedly have a huge impact on how we see our place in the universe. But could first contact also affect technological progress and spur technology leaps on Earth? That question becomes one of many driving forces in the fascinating "Three-Body" book trilogy more

Source: Discover Magazine


Greek Lenders Told to Raise $15.9 Billion to Cover Bad Loans

By LIZ ALDERMAN The European Central Bank's assessment is an indicator of what it will take to enable Greek lenders to help the country resume healthy economic growth. more

Source: The New York Times

Category: European Sovereign Debt Crisis (2010- ), European Central Bank, Greece, Banking and Financial Institutions, Economic Conditions and Trends, National Bank of Greece SA|NBG|NYSE


Beware the Fine Print: Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice

By JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG and ROBERT GEBELOFF With a clause in complex contracts that few people read, corporations have insulated themselves from lawsuits and locked Americans into a system where arbitrators overwhelmingly favor business. more

Source: The New York Times

Category: Arbitration, Conciliation and Mediation, Corporations, Consumer Protection, Suits and Litigation (Civil), Banking and Financial Institutions


Paul Singer, Influential Billionaire, Throws Support to Marco Rubio for President

By MAGGIE HABERMAN and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE The decision by Paul Singer, a New York investor, was a blow to Jeb Bush and could swing millions of dollars in contributions to the Florida senator in his pursuit of the Republican nomination. more

Source: The New York Times

Category: Singer, Paul E, Presidential Election of 2016, Campaign Finance, Republican Party, Bush, Jeb, Rubio, Marco


Bookshelf: Recalling John Lindsay, and Brooklyn’s ‘Bums’

By SAM ROBERTS In the latest roundup of New York City books, John Lindsay and the Brooklyn Dodgers are remembered, and the city is reduced to its 13 essential dishes. more

Source: The New York Times

Category: New York in a Dozen Dishes (Book), Our Bums: The Brooklyn Dodgers in History, Memory and Popular Culture (Book), John V. Lindsay: 50th Anniversary Commemoration (Book), Lindsay, John V