Trust Digest 137 (April 25, 2016)


Ted Cruz and John Kasich to Coordinate Against Donald Trump 
In a statement late Sunday night, Mr. Cruz’s campaign manager, Jeff Roe, said that the campaign would “focus its time and resources in Indiana and in turn clear the path for Governor Kasich to compete in Oregon and New Mexico.” 
Key Words: Ted Cruz , John Kasich, Donald Trump, Republican, Presidential Nomination 
Trust Issues: Relative Power, Benevolent Concern, Security, Predictability, Integrity, Benevolent Concern 


Google’s Antitrust Woes in Europe Are Likely to Grow 
The company is expected to be charged with breaking the European Union’s competition rules by unfairly favoring Google services, like its search engine and Google Maps, on its Android smartphone operating system over those of rivals, according to three people. The three, who work in either government or the private sector, spoke on the condition of anonymity.  
Key Words: Google, Antitrust Problem, European Union, Competition Rules 
Trust Issues: Relative Power, Security, Integrity, Predictability   


VW dealers want remedy done right 
Last week's preliminary agreement between Volkswagen and U.S. authorities -- coming a full seven months after the EPA announced VW's Clean Air Act violations -- provided the first clear indications of how the company will put its diesel emissions crisis to rest and some long-awaited answers for consumers. Buybacks and compensation will be offered to owners of affected 2-liter diesels. Pending government approval, fixes will be available for at least some of the vehicles. 
Key Words: Volkswagen, EPA Agreement, Clean Air Act violations 
Trust Issues: Security, Predictability, Integrity, Relative Power 


China bars vaccine sales by drug wholesalers after scandal 
China has banned drug wholesalers from selling vaccines, state media said on Monday, after a scandal in which about $90-million worth of illegal vaccines was suspected of being sold in dozens of provinces.  
Key Words: China, Vaccination Scandal, Healthcare Reforms    
Trust Issues: Relative Power, Security, Integrity, Predictability 


The Rise and Deadly Fall of Islamic State’s Oil Tycoon  
Islamic State oil man Abu Sayyaf was riding high a year ago. With little industry experience, he had built a network of traders and wholesalers of Syrian oil that at one point helped triple energy revenues for his terrorist bosses. 
Key Words: Islamic State, Oil Tycoon, Revenue Fall 
Trust Issues: Relative Power, Security, Adjustment, Capability   


High-speed traders now dominate the most important market in the world and it is freaking some people out 
High-frequency traders have taken over the market for US Treasuries, and a bunch of market participants say they're alarmed by the change. 
Key Words: High-Frequency Trading, US Treasury, Bond Market 
Trust Issues: Relative Power, Integrity, Adjustment, Capability 


The US government's $19 trillion debt isn't a problem   
"Just when you thought all the fear-mongering had subsided, the national debt has resurfaced as a topic in this year’s presidential race," said Brown in a note to clients Monday. 
Key Words: US Government, Debt, Scott Brown  
Trust Issues: Relative Power, Adjustment, Security, Predictability, Integrity 


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