Think Tanks
Mubarak, Egypt's autocrat ousted in uprising, dies at 91   
February 26, 2020
Source: San Francisco Chronicle - “In a lot of ways, Mubarak’s legacy will be mixed,” said Steven A. Cook, a senior fellow in Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. “Egyptians are taking stock of their abilities to...
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Why is Iran's reported mortality rate for coronavirus higher than in other countries'   
February 26, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Iran’s reported mortality rate for the illness — about 16 percent — surpasses the rate for other countries by a dramatic margin.
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Chevron sends London traders home on coronavirus concern   
February 26, 2020
Source: Houston Chronicle - Chevron Corp. asked traders and other staff at its Canary Wharf office in London to work from home as a precaution after an employee was tested for the coronavirus, according to a person familiar with the matter. The employee had...
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The Conference Board | Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions   
February 26, 2020
Source: Business Facilities - Chief executives around the world are heading into 2020 with concerns about the risk of a recession and their ability to attract and retain talent, according to The Conference Board.
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Reed wants regional board to scuttle Lambert governance study   
February 26, 2020
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - ST. LOUIS — A proposed study of regional governance of St. Louis Lambert International Airport ran into some new turbulence Tuesday, as Aldermanic President Lewis Reed urged a metro planning board to abandon the idea. Reed...
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11 Employees, Millions in Revenue, and a Lot of Trust: How Chasen Construction Became Inc.'s No. 1 D.C. Metro Company   
February 26, 2020
Source: Inc - For Brandon Chasen, a Baltimore-area serial entrepreneur, the third time wasn't a charm. But the fourth time certainly has been. Chasen had already started businesses in fitness franchising and flipping houses when a side hustle...
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Barclays Probe Signals ‘Governance Weakness,’ Activist Investor Says   
February 26, 2020
Source: Wall Street Journal - U.K. officials’ probe of Barclays CEO Jes Staley’s professional relationship with late financier Jeffrey Epstein shows “governance weakness” at the British bank, activist investor Edward Bramson said.
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Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's autocrat ousted by protests, dies at 91   
February 26, 2020
Source: Santa Rosa Press Democrat - “In a lot of ways, Mubarak’s legacy will be mixed,” said Steven A. Cook, a senior fellow in Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. “Egyptians are taking stock of their abilities to...
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Lowe's shares fall as fourth-quarter sales fall short of estimates   
February 26, 2020
Source: CNBC - Lowe's missed analysts' expectations for same-store sales and revenue. Lowe's is undergoing a turnaround led by CEO Marvin Ellison, who took the helm in 2018. The retailer is revamping its website and focusing on home improvement...
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Sahel militaries need better governance to face the terror threat   
February 26, 2020
Source: ReliefWeb - Countries are spending massive portions of their budgets on their defence and security sectors – what is going wrong' The answers are multifaceted. Military governance, and not merely a lack of resources, is a major problem...
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