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Good morning, it’s Wednesday, 24 January 2018 and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.
Welcome to 2018.
The Nightshift is moving to a more streamlined format to accommodate a slate of new Media Bunker projects.
President Trump is implementing tariffs on solar panels and washing machines, in an attempt to force American consumers to buy American-made goods (or to force the companies making those items to relocate to the U.S.). In a free trade world, tariffs generally don’t work to a country’s advantage.
Two notable deaths: South African jazz trumpet artist Hugh Masekela has died as has renowned science fiction writer Usula K. Le Guin. Weather Channel Founder John Coleman died earlier in the week; Coleman was as notable for not believing in “climate warming” as he was for founding the Weather Channel.
Rafael Nadal retired with a leg injury in the 5th set of his match at the Australian Open against Marin Cilic.
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The World Economic Forum (AKA “Davos”) is underway. President Trump who has said he will attend, has yet to make an appearance. Trump is scheduled to speak on Friday. Keep up with Davos via this link to Bloomberg Live.
Today is National Compliment Day. Hand out a few at the office or when out friends.
The Detroit Auto Show has unveiled a host of new vehicles–most of them SUVs–in a show that has been heralded as one of the last celebrations of the automobile culture as we know it.
What we’re listening to in the Media Bunker: The First Day compilation on Spotify, curated by our music editor/producer/consultant DJ Tschugge.
The front pages (and sometimes more) of the world’s great English language newspapers are linked below.
Please check out the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s below at the end of the links.
A new link to the Boston Globe newspaper has been added.
The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below.
The Times (London
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 Boston Globe (Boston)
The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)
Daily News Egypt (Cairo)
South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)
The Moscow Times (Moscow)
Le Figaro (Paris)
Bloomberg.com (New York)
The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)
The Japanese Times (Tokyo)
The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)
The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)
Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)
FiveThirtyEight (New York City)
Politico (Washington, DC)
Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)
Wired (San Francisco, CA)
The Weather Channel
CNN News Text Site
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