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Monday, 2 July 2012

Lead item

Carbon tax talk about the cash, not the climate "So - it's happened. Australia has put a price on carbon emissions, and depending on who you are, you'll be marking this first business day of costlier CO2 by doing anything from panic-stockpiling distilled water and beef jerky to ignoring the event completely." (Annabel Crabb)

The Drum
 
 

Monday, 2 July 2012

General item

Weary voters turn to party of Mexico's past "The party that ruled Mexico for decades with an autocratic grip appears to have vaulted back into power after 12 years in opposition, as voters troubled by a bloody drug war and economic malaise gave its presidential candidate, Enrique Peña Nieto, a comfortable victory."

New York Times
Mexico
 

The talented M. Despallieres "Eight years into his retirement, Peter Ikin was found dead in a Paris hotel room. His many friends around the world were stunned. He'd seemed in fine health and, just a month earlier, had gotten married in a civil ceremony in London, to a much younger Frenchman."

Bloomberg Business Week
Crime
 

Monday, 2 July 2012

General item

Your e-book is reading you "In the past, publishers and authors had no way of knowing what happens when a reader sits down with a book... The major new players in e-book publishing - Amazon, Apple and Google - can easily track how far readers are getting in books, how long they spend reading them and which search terms they use to find books."

Wall Street Journal
Literature
 

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