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    Putting the enormous job cuts at RBS in perspective [qz.com] “Remove the cost burden” … “reconfigure the front office” … “re-platform large parts of this business.” However you describe it, RBS is about to cut a huge number of jobs at its investment bank.
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      China has set its lowest growth target in 25 years [qz.com] Chinese leaders are targeting economic growth of “approximately 7%” this year, in what would be the country’s slowest rate of expansion in a quarter of a century.
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        Tanzania dumps English as its official language in schools, opts for Kiswahili [qz.com] Tanzania is set to become the first sub-Saharan African country to use an African language as the medium of instruction throughout the schooling years. Currently, public educat…
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          No, Jyoti Singh is not India’s Daughter [qz.com] India’s Daughter, Leslee Udwin’s documentary on the brutal gang-rape of Jyoti Singh in 2012, was aired tonight in the UK on BBC Four.
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            Apple’s capitulation to China undermines Obama’s tough talk on snooping [qz.com] US president Barack Obama was sharply critical of China’s newest security demands for foreign companies this week, saying that plans to “snoop and keep track” of users of US-made tech…
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              The US ambassador to South Korea has been attacked with a razor blade [qz.com] The United States ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was attacked by a pro-unification activist wielding a razor blade. Lippert, who was about to deliver a lecture in Seoul […]
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                Etsy is offering fine-crafted equity shares to its customers [qz.com] Etsy, the online crafts marketplace that just filed for an IPO, is allowing customers and other fans of its artisanal goods to buy shares in its multimillion-dollar public offering at the same p…
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                  Now hiring: Thousands of drone pilots to fly the skies of Europe [qz.com] There could be as many as 150,000 drone jobs in Europe by the year 2050, says a report out today from the EU Committee of Britain’s House of Lords. But there are […]
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                    The Google founders’ 2004 IPO letter has imitators even today [qz.com] It’s been more than 10 years since Google went public, but the way the company did so is still having an impact. Such letters have become standard at tech […]
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                      Etsy is going public, and it makes no money [qz.com] Everyone’s favorite twee online crafts marketplace has filed to go public, with Etsy looking to raise some $300 million by selling shares in the public markets, according to Bloomberg.
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                        Jay Z is embroiled in a streaming music takeover battle [qz.com] It’s hard to make money in streaming music, unless you are a rapper. Dr. Perhaps motivated by this windfall, […]
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                          McDonald’s is promising to get human antibiotics out of its US chicken supply [qz.com] McDonald’s is asking chicken suppliers to its US locations to phase out the use of antibiotics important to human medicine, addressing concerns that current practices (pdf) in a…
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                            Ferguson is what happens when you run a police force as a profit-making business [qz.com] The US Department of Justice investigation into civil rights violations in the city where a police officer killed an unarmed teenager depicts the police and courts as a gang,…
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                              HBO’s streaming service for cord cutters now has a name and price [qz.com] HBO’s cable-free streaming service will be called “HBO Now” and cost $15 per month, according to International Business Times. HBO is reportedly trying to launch the service by April 12, in…
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                                The one chart you need to understand why US bank regulation can’t be understood [qz.com] It’s getting hard to keep track of all the government regulations that stemmed from the last financial crisis and are still working their way through banks and other financial…
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                                  China’s letting men pour tea—and no one can decide if it’s to combat sexism or prevent ogling [qz.com] Women might hold up half the sky, as Chairman Mao famously proclaimed. But in Chinese offices and especially at important Chinese Communist Party meetings, they …
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                                    What’s in Hillary Clinton’s secret emails? [qz.com] You can follow Scott on Twitter at @Disalmanacarian and his book at @Disalmanac. We welcome your comments at ideas@qz.com.
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                                      Men’s clothing is outpacing cameras, computers, and beer in growth of online sales [qz.com] It’s still something of a surprise to humanity that men are shopping for clothes more than ever before.
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                                        American schools are on a campaign to make snow days not fun anymore [qz.com] Schools around the US are grappling with how to make up the time squandered on snow days, thanks to the blitz of weather-related school closures caused by this year’s gruesome bout of co…
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                                          If we paid for the hidden cost of emissions, gas would be $6.25 a gallon [qz.com] It’s almost April 15, and you may be worrying about how much taxes will hurt this year. The study, published in the journal Climatic Change, is the first to […]