The Monday Catchup


Good morning! Here’s what you missed while you were shocking your mom and/or soul clapping:

The lead story: The last few weeks have seen bitter partisan battles over negations with Iran led by President Obama. A deal was finally reached on Friday but the GOP has already announced plans to prevent the lifting of sanctions as per the deal.

Coming up: Greece’s debt, the price of a dollar, net neutrality, and more

New rules regulating the internet are expected to come out today. The new rules, finalized by the Federal Communications Commission in February, will go into affect approximately two months after their release. Lawsuits by the pro-free internet community are already expected.

In years past, Apple product releases have meant long lines, starting hours in advance. Not so for the April 24 release date of the Apple Watch, which will require reservation.

U.S. employment data for March missed analysts expectations leading to a weaker dollar in early trading today.

President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, has refused to accept the return of tax revenue by Israel. Israel has been withholding a portion of tax and customs revenue from Palestine for several months and has finally offered to return it, less money owed by the Palestinian Authority for utilities supplied by Israel. Abbas is not accepting the money because he does not agree with the deductions.

One of the gunmen who attacked a college in Kenya last week was the son of a government official. The attackers left 148 people dead.

Greece released a statement this weekend saying that it plans to repay all of its creditors. Concerns have arisen recently that Greece may default on loans made by fellow European Union countries.

“Furious 7” has had one of the highest grossing opening weekends of all time, with over $140 million gross this weekend alone. With ticket sales not diminishing, it is possible that total gross will be over $1 billion worldwide.

The Large Hadron Collider is firing back up again with scientists looking to study what they refer to as the “dark universe.”

Continuing coverage: After a three month investigation by Columbia University School of Journalism, the Rolling Stone story about a rape at UVA has been fully discredited. Rolling Stone called for the review by Columbia and released the results.

The weatherRain and thunderstorms this week, but a sunny weekend.

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