November 21, 2016
It’s the Monday before Thanksgiving! Over the weekend the World Health Organization declared an end to global health emergency created by the Zika virus but that governments should remain cautious of another potential outbreak when the weather grows warmer and mosquitoes return. In other headline grabbing news, the incoming-vice president Mike Pence visited a Broadway show on Friday, causing a minor controversy that devolved into another messy rant on Twitter from Donald Trump.
Anyway, good luck with the week ahead and enjoy the selected articles below.
The Wonks Team
- The Washington Post investigates the overseas investments of president-elect Donald Trump and evaluates how the unprecedented conflicts of interest and lack of transparency of his business dealings could influence foreign policy decisions.
Turkey is a nation in crisis, scarred by government crackdowns following a failed coup attempt and on a potential…www.washingtonpost.com
Business and Economy
- Financial columnist Kathleen Pender of the San Francisco Chronicle writes about the growing delinquencies in payments on auto loans and compares current conditions with the subprime mortgage industry that led to the Great Recession.
On average, new-car buyers owed a record $4,832 more than the trade-in value on their old cars this year, up from $3…www.sfchronicle.com
Science and Health
- The New York Times profiles the efforts to create a vaccine to prevent the spread of the Zika virus, noting the regulatory issues facing biotech firms in finding test subjects and bringing the drug to market.
The prestige of solving the puzzle and the chance to save lives are possible rewards. For the companies, another motive…www.nytimes.com
- The New York Times recaps the highlights from Week 11 of the NFL, including the record number of missed extra-point kicks from the day, the resurgent Seahawks offense, the Browns’ winless season, and more.
Drama can arise in any game, but Sunday's slate features only two matchups between teams with winning records. With…www.nytimes.com
- Vulture interviews writer Michael Chabon about his new novel “Moonglow,” writing “speculative” fiction, his thoughts on the 2016 elections, screenwriting and film adaptations of comic books, and more.