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Wednesday 09.05.17

"Genius is patience." –Isaac Newton 




 
Hurricane Irma now Cat 4 as it heads for eastern Caribbean  Officials across northeastern Caribbean cancel airline flights, shutter schools and urge people seek shelter indoors as Category 4 Hurricane Irma barrels toward the region. - Associated Press

Northern lights linked to North Sea whale strandings  A new study says geomagnetic disruptions linked to the northern lights may have confused a whales ability to navigate and may have played a role in the strandings of 29 sperm whales in the North Sea early in 2016. - BBC

Texas moves toward post-Harvey recovery; gas prices slip  Port operations across the U.S. Gulf Coast oil and gas hub were resuming, although many still had restrictions on vessel draft, according to U.S. Coast Guard updates. U.S. gasoline prices fell in expectation that the area can get back on its feet after Harvey cut a path of destruction across more than 300 miles. - Reuters

September’s Bringing Tons of Catalysts to Shatter Market Calm  With a dozen G-20 central bank decisions to a deadline on the U.S.’s ability to pay its bills and elections in Europe and Oceania, here is a detailed list of big events that could shake up the market this month. - Bloomberg

Facebook just bid $600 million to stream Indian cricket matches.  Facebook tried to pay $600 million for a five-year-deal to stream Indian cricket matches, but was outbid by Rupert Murdoch’s Star which ended up paying $2.6 billion for a package that included broadcast and streaming rights. Howeber this shows that Facebook is willing to put up big money to stream must-see sports content. - Recode

U.S. Urges Fuel Cutoff for North Korea, Saying It’s ‘Begging for War’  Warning that Pyongyang is “begging for war,” the U.S. is pressing China and other members of the U.N. Security Council to cut off oil and other fuels to North Korea, an effort to resolve the nuclear standoff without military action. - New York Times

China's virtual coin fundraising ban just the start of tighter regulations  China banned and deemed illegal the practice of raising funds through launches of token-based digital currencies, targeting so-called initial coin offerings in a market that has exploded since the start of the year. Bitcoin rival Ethereum, which token-issuers usually ask to be paid in and which has seen dramatic growth this year, fell sharply on the news. - Reuters
 

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