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What We’re Reading – Week of 07/17/2015

Below you will find the articles on economics, investing, and finance that we found most interesting for the week.

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.

 

Now even Texans outside of Fort Worth have a reason to thank Sid Bass.  He saved Blue Bell ice cream with a cash infusion this week.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)

 

Uber plays tough.  How the company conquered City Hall in Portland.

Article via Bloomberg

 

The search for ever cheaper labor brings fashion companies to Africa.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)

 

Mexico presses ahead with its push to privatize energy assets despite volatility in the global energy markets.

Article via Financial Times ($)

 

Mobileye offers an alternative to Google’s vision for driverless cars.

Article via Bloomberg

 

The government is significantly outgunned by hackers in its efforts to protect its data according to an investigation by the FT.

Article via Financial Times ($)