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Good Morning, it’s Tuesday, 30 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.
JP Morgan Chase (Jaime Dimon), Amazon (Jeff Bezos), and Berkshire Hathaway (Warren Buffett) have said they will combine forces to create a new health care company to provide benefits for their employees. The impact of the announcement was enough to send health care stocks down. Warren Buffet has said that health care costs are a “tapeworm feeding on the economy”; the new company will focus on dropping the costs of health care by taking out the profit motive, among other things. It will not focus on lowering insurance rates, which is what Congress has been using as their “health care solution”, because these guys are smart enough to know that the underlying economics of modern American medicine must be fixed. Period. Fix the cost side, and the insurance rates will drop rapidly (it’s economics). Somewhere, Steve Brill is happy to see some action in this direction. As for Congress–they remain clueless on healthcare (among other things).
Blake Griffin, the oft-injured star forward for the Los Angeles Clippers was traded–unexpectedly–to Detroit yesterday. Griffin now gets to trade t-shirts for overcoats, as he moves from warm winter nights in L.A. to frigid arctic evenings in Detroit. The Clippers have now traded away two of their best players in the last year–Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. In the background is the ultimate basketball talent judge–Jerry West–helping rebuild the team. The last team Jerry West helped rebuild is the Golden State Warriors and that worked out pretty well.
There is speculation in the financial and technical press that Apple is in a spot of trouble with iPhone X sales; the phone is not selling as expected (could it be the $1000 price) and the stock is down, but Apple is still on track to become the first trillion dollar company.
Chris Christie has a new job; the bombastic former New Jersey governor and sometime presidential hopeful will be on-the-air for ABC news. Widescreen TV is the perfect medium for Christie.
Warren Miller, the man who helped turn skiing into a major national sport and pastime through his highly individualistic films on the sport, has died at the age of 93.
Today is National Croissant Day. You know how to celebrate (A hot croissant with butter & jam? Yum.).
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.
Also, we’ve added tech site Ars Technia to The Nightshift. To reflect the growing impact of technology in our life, we will be adding more technology centric sites in the future.
The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below. As always, thanks for dropping by.
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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