The Nightshift: 22 April 2017

Editor’s Note: The Nightshift will be published in abbreviated form for the next couple of weeks due to outside scheduling commitments. Weekend editions will be full-pack, but weekday commentary will be very streamlined. 
Press Clippings:
Good Morning,  It’s Saturday, 22 April 2017, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift: the world’s overnight news feed.
President Trump has announced plans to bring tax reform before Congress as early as next week, as well as to re-boot Trumpcare. All very ambitious undertakings that may or may not be ready for prime time. If both initiatives go down, the Trump agenda will really suffer.
All quiet, temporarily, on the Korean Peninsula.
The French elections are this weekend. By tomorrow evenging, there could be an entirely new political mood in the country with a right wing candidate currently gaining strength.
A familiar international problem–Greece and its shaky financial status–is stirring up rumors again. Another international bailout on the horizon?
American fast food chain Subway has announced it’s closing hundreds of stores. The chain expanded dramatically in the past decade, but sales growth has slowed (over expansion?) and the decision has been made to reduce the number of outlets.
Another major American company, IHEARTRADIO, the country’s largest operator of radio stations (and billboards, through Clear Channel) has announced that it may not survive another year. The problem is the  $20 Billion dollars in debt used to acquire stations and build the group in a massive leveraged buyout lead by major private equity firms.  CEO Bob Pittman (ex-MTV) may have to go down with the ship.
Now more than ever, catch up on the news in the rest of the world by reading the front pages of the World’s Greatest newspapers.
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Financial Times (UK)
The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)
The Wall Street Journal (European edition)
Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)
New York Times (New York)
The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)
Daily News Egypt (Cairo)
South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)
The Moscow Times (Moscow)
Le Figaro (Paris) (New York)
The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)
The Japanese Times (Tokyo)
Sputnik (Moscow)
The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)
The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)
Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)
FiveThirtyEight (New York City)
Politico (Washington, DC)
The Fine Print:  The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1079 for this site. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world. 

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