Articles by Eben Blake

Eben Blake is an intern covering general affairs at IBTimes in New York City. He is currently pursuing a degree in English and History at Brown University and previously worked at The Brown Daily Herald as the Arts and Culture Editor. 

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'These Are Old Images'

Reports that sonar images of two box-like shapes on the floor of the Indian Ocean were from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 were rejected Thursday by Australian authorities.
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Seattle Passes 'Gun Violence Tax'

Local gun shop owners suggest the tax on firearms and ammunition sales won't raise revenue but rather push consumers to acquire weapons outside the city.
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Is The National Zoo's Panda Pregnant?

While the zoo does not currently know if Mei Xing, the adult female giant panda, is pregnant, a spike in hormones suggested her reproductive cycle will conclude soon.

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Barclays Mulling Standard Chartered Merger

The potential move to merge with Standard Chartered could be a way for Barclays to thwart possible demands from an activist investor to return capital to shareholders, the Financial Times reported Wednesday.
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Small Banks Trump Wall Street On Dodd-Frank Rewrite

Congress on Tuesday rolled back some of the restraints imposed on banks after the 2007-2009 global financial crisis, but big players like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase, will not be breaking out the champagne.