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Daily Digest 6/18 - The Workforce That Won't Retire, Probiotics On The Brain

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 9:36 AM

Economy

First Brexit Poll After Jo Cox Death Reveals Stunning Result (jdargis)

The poll was based on 1,992 British adults surveyed on June 13-16, and then 1,002 on June 17 — the day after Cox was shot and killed in northern England. The start-up claims to have held the first such survey on the topic since the lawmaker's slaying. Most of Qriously’s surveys are done for corporate brands and it has not been previously conducted an EU referendum poll.

Britain Asks if Tone of ‘Brexit’ Campaign Made Violence Inevitable (jdargis)

“What we are just seeing generally is a very disturbing shift in British politics,” said Simon Tilford, the deputy director of the Center for European Reform, which favors British membership. “It is quite upsetting to me what is happening.”

With next Thursday’s vote on the referendum only days away, campaigning was suspended as a gesture of mourning and respect for the victim, Jo Cox, 41, a rising star in the opposition Labour Party who, not coincidentally, was a strong backer of Britain’s remaining inside the bloc.

Renting Rooms to Travelers Can Be a Source of Income Later in Life (jdargis)

Ms. Valdez now lists the four-bedroom home (she occupies one bedroom) on Airbnb, as well as Vacation Home Rentals, HomeAway and VRBO. The three bedrooms each list for $105 to $155 a night on Airbnb. On other sites she lists the entire house. Last year, she said, she hosted about 400 guests from 100 cities.

Owning a cozy bed-and-breakfast in an idyllic location has long been a common dream of many 9-to-5 employees. But it’s hard work. Many baby boomers, though, are finding another way to become de facto innkeepers.

Belgium arrests 12 in counter-terrorism raids (jdargis)

According to a report by public broadcaster RTBF (in French), terrorism suspects were seen driving on Friday near a fan zone in central Brussels, where Saturday's Euro 2016 match between Belgium and the Republic of Ireland is due to be relayed from France by giant screen.

On 22 March, bombs killed 32 people at a Brussels airport and a metro station.

‘Flash Boys’ pass: IEX exchange approved by SEC (lambertad)

“We are grateful and humbled by the support we’ve received from the investor community. Without it, we may have faced a different result,” Katsuyama said in a statement. “This is a milestone for all of those who have supported IEX and we look forward to becoming a stock exchange, which will provide us the opportunity to have an even greater impact on the markets.”

Probiotics on the brain: One gut microbe reverses autism-like symptoms in mice (jdargis)

Researchers got started on the study by connecting the dots on human studies, starting with epidemiological data that found a higher risk of autism in kids born to mothers suffering from obesity. Maternal obesity is also linked to alterations to gut microbiomes in offspring, according to human and non-human primate studies. And last, some individuals with autism also suffer from gastrointestinal problems linked to imbalances in gut microbes.

The Workforce That Won't Retire (jdargis)

A growing number of private and public universities are resorting to offering large sums of money to faculty and staff in exchange for early retirement (or, if they prefer, heading back to the job market). In the past year alone, Oberlin College here in Oberlin, Ohio; the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire; and the University of North Dakota, all offered some sort of voluntary separation-incentive deal to faculty members.

Why Billions in Proven Shale Oil Reserves Suddenly Became Unproven (jdargis)

Ultra’s rise and fall isn’t unique. Proven reserves -- gas and oil resources that are among the best measures of a company’s ability to reward its shareholders and repay its debts -- are disappearing across the shale patch. This year, 59 U.S. oil and gas companies deleted the equivalent of 9.2 billion barrels, more than 20 percent of their inventories, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. It’s by far the largest amount since 2009, when the Securities and Exchange Commission tweaked a rule to make it easier for producers to claim wells that wouldn’t be drilled for years.

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