from Martyn Herman:

Golf-Oosthuizen falls just short as St Andrews bites back

July 20, 2015

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) - Louis Oosthuizen said the famous St Andrews links where he won his first major five years ago "showed its teeth" on Monday after he fell just short of a second British Open.

from Richard Leong:

Rate-hike view lifts U.S. dollar to three-month high

July 20, 2015

NEW YORK, July 20 (Reuters) - The dollar reached its highest
in nearly three months against a basket of currencies on Monday
on a rise in U.S. bond yields as traders built bets the Federal
Reserve would raise interest rates later this year.

from Tales from the Trail:

‘I never met a pantsuit I didn’t love’

By Alana Wise
July 20, 2015

Hillary Clinton has held her first Facebook q and a.  It seemed to go well.

Of more than 2,000 questions, the former Secretary of State answered nearly a dozen queries with a promise to defend the Dodd-Frank Act regulating financial reform, a critique on interest rates on student loans and a mention of her love for an Arkansas street.

from Tales from the Trail:

Clinton talks tax

July 20, 2015

Hillary Clinton has a plan to foster longterm growth by overhauling capital gains taxes and taxing some short-term investments at higher rates.  Details of the plan have yet to be finalized, but her proposal would raise the maximum tax rate on capital gains made on assets held at least a year but no more than perhaps two or three years, currently 23.8 percent, to at least the 28 percent proposed by President Barack Obama.

from Reuters FYI:

Spitting into the wind

July 20, 2015

This eyesore will be stopped.

This eyesore will be stopped. REUTERS/David Gray

While many countries push for renewable energy, Australia may remain a rare exception to the green trend.

from India Insight:

Full-service airlines have room for growth in India – Vistara CFO

By Reuters Staff
July 20, 2015

India’s aviation sector is dominated by low-cost carriers such as IndiGo and SpiceJet but Niyant Maru, chief financial officer of India’s newest airline Vistara, says there is room for growth in the full-service carrier segment as increasing prosperity leads to demand for quality in-flight services.