Around the World this week: Articles of Interest

February 5, 2012

1.  Storing bicycles in cities is a logistical problem, but here’s an interesting solution:

http://realestate.msn.com/blogs/listedblogpost.aspx?post=3488f10a-c6e7-4fdb-ab90-08302fa4b47e

2.  Barnes & Noble is the last standing large book selling company, but the future is uncertain:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/business/barnes-noble-taking-on-amazon-in-the-fight-of-its-life.html?hp

3.  Lot of people arrested in Oakland in relation to the Occupy Wall Street movement:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/01/28/us/AP-US-Occupy-Oakland.html?hp

4.  Hudson River Park in New York City:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/28/nyregion/hudson-river-park-after-early-success-faces-new-challenges.html

5.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/sports/athletes-struggle-in-greece-birthplace-of-olympics.html?hpw

6.  Live rock for aquariums:

http://www.aquacon.com/saltwater_aquarium_liverock.html

7.  Possible minimum wage increase for the state of New York from $7.25 per hour to $8.50 per hour.  Surrounding states’ minimum wages are $8.00, $8.46, and $8.25 so it surprises me that New York is currently the lowest among them:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/30/nyregion/albany-bill-would-raise-the-new-york-state-minimum-wage-to-8-50.html?_r=1&hp

8. Rupert Murdoch is using Twitter:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/30/business/media/twitter-gives-glimpse-into-rupert-murdochs-mind.html?hp

9.  

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/01/technology/amazon-shares-drop-as-revenues-fall-short.html?hp

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/31/barnes-noble-says-it-wont-sell-books-published-by-amazon/?hp

10.

http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2012/01/everything-about-learning/

11.  Interesting view on the information between the rich and poor:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/31/opinion/brooks-the-great-divorce.html?src=rechp

12.  The costs of labor:

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/31/running-the-numbers-controlling-labor-costs/?src=rechp

13.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/02/technology/for-founders-to-decorators-facebook-riches.html?_r=1&hp

14.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/02/us/uproar-as-komen-foundation-cuts-money-to-planned-parenthood.html?hp

15.  Pipeline crucial to Republicans:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/02/us/politics/for-gop-pipeline-is-central-to-agenda.html?hp

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