What to watch for today
The manhunt continues for the missing Brussels attacker. Belgian police are still searching for Najim Laachraoui, who was identified in an airport security photo as one of the three men who carried out the terrorist attack yesterday, which left over 30 dead and hundreds injured. Belgian media identified the other two brothers as Khalid and Brahim el-Bakraoui.
Jeb Bush will endorse Ted Cruz. He will say the arch-conservative Texan senator is an antidote to the “divisiveness and vulgarity,” according to Politico. You may remember that Trump picked on Bush mercilessly for most of Bush’s failed campaign.
Barack Obama is in Buenos Aires. The US president will meet the Argentine president Mauricio Macri in a show of support for Macri’s market reforms and attempts to start opening up the Argentine economy. The visit is touted as an opportunity to repair a somewhat tense relationship.
The Bank of England meets. In its first meeting of the year—and the last one before Britain’s EU-membership referendum in June—the Monetary Policy Committee’s focus will be squarely on contingency plans for the fallout from a potential “Brexit.”
While you were sleeping
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were victorious in Arizona. But Ted Cruz clinched Utah, topping the 50% he needed to win all 40 delegates. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders won the Democratic caucuses in Utah and Idaho, but still trails Clinton overall for the Democratic nomination.
Canada announced a huge federal deficit. Prime minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government projected a deficit of C$29.4 billion ($22.5 billion) for this year—three times more than it promised in the 2015 elections. It will put off much-needed military spending and any discussion of a bailout for struggling aerospace company Bombardier.
The US struck an al-Qaeda training camp in Yemen. The Pentagon said the air strike killed dozens of members of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula at a training camp for over 70 fighters.
Google’s cloud business landed a big client. In a much-needed boost for its cloud services, the company signed a deal with Home Depot. Google is keen to grow the cloud business, which currently only generates $500 million a year. Recently, Google nabbed quite a large cloud-computing client—Apple.
Chinese authorities made arrests in a vaccine scandal. Police arrested 37 people in association with the sale of millions of unlicensed, unregulated vaccines to hospitals and other organizations since 2011. Three major pharmaceutical companies are being probed.
Quartz obsession interlude
Cassie Weber on the promise of ocean wave power. “Inventors have created all sorts of strange and wonderful devices to coax energy out of the water; and investors have poured millions of pounds into solving one of the most perplexing problems in energy production.” Read more here.
Matters of debate
Silicon Valley’s confrontational management style started with Andy Grove. The late Intel executive’s motto was “only the paranoid survive.”
Modern life is making kids unhappy. A focus on success leaves kids unable to cope with stress later in life.
The kama sutra was never meant to be a how-to guide. The historic Indian text, which includes “free-ranging fantasies on a theme of sexual possibilities,” is for inspiration only.
Women are more religious than men. A survey found that 83% of women identify with a faith, versus 79% of men.
Illegal immigrants are more likely to be working than American men. A study found 87% of illegal immigrants had work compared to 74% of native-born males.
A soccer player was busted for his Nutella addiction. Max Kruse was dropped from the German national team after a series of unfortunate events.
A Mexican governor wants to legalize opium. The move could reduce drug violence and empower his state’s farmers.
Foam from miniature frogs could heal burns. Researchers believe a synthetic version of the bubbles made by frogs could deliver medication and protect human skin.
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