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April 28, 2016 Scientist Is Optimistic About Climate Change

Source: Jmportal News

“This is not a gloom and doom issue,” Somerville said. “It’s a serious issue but the world is taking the right steps to deal with it in a rational way.”

April 28, 2016 Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid If You're Investing for the Long Run

Source: Bloomberg

A coming collapse in investment returns means that people that age today will have to work seven years longer or save almost twice as much to end up with the same nest egg as those of roughly a generation ago.

April 26, 2016 The Fed Is Meeting in April to Talk About June

Source: Bloomberg

The Fed will stand pat this week. We know it, they know it. So what then will the Fed talk about for two days?

April 25, 2016 Three Trends That Could Spell Big Trouble For Wall Street

Source: Forbes

Investors paying too close attention to the Fed and the rally it has fueled on Wall Street in the aftermath of the Great Recession have probably overlooked three trends that could spell big trouble for stocks over the long term

April 25, 2016 Opinion: Is George Soros right about the coming crash in China?

Source: MarketWatch

While China’s first-quarter growth figures pleased some analysts enough to upgrade their forecasts, George Soros was not impressed. Doubling down on his earlier comments that a hard landing for China was inevitable, he now says...

April 25, 2016 Intel to lay off 12,000 people. Is the iconic chipmaker in trouble?

Source: CS Monitor

The technology pioneer announced a new focus that shifts its business further away from its legacy in personal computers to the fast growing cloud and 'Internet of Things' industries.

April 25, 2016 Lackluster GDP throws wrench into Fed’s rate-hike plans

Source: MarketWatch

The Federal Reserve has not raised interest rates so far this year due to concerns about the global economy. Now it can add a sickly U.S. economy to its worry list.

April 25, 2016 Editorial: The Guardian view on the UN climate change treaty: now for some action

Source: The Guardian

It was a spectacular signal of global intent on Friday when more than 170 governments signed up to the Paris deal. But it’s just the start of a long, hard road

April 25, 2016 The 21st-Century Company: Is It Different From Companies Of Yesteryear?

Source: Forbes

Interview with Henry (Hank) Boerner is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Governance & Accountability Institute (G&A Institute), a research and corporate strategies consultancy.

April 25, 2016 It's Still Goldman Sachs And Wells Fargo

Source: Seeking Alpha

What have we learned in the month since I backed Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo? That these organizations have a strong plan, and stick to it during adversity. Thus my positive opinion of the two firms was reinforced by new...

April 21, 2016 Lew Op-Ed: Why We're Reviewing Asset Managment

Source: Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew

Opponents of financial reform are cheering a court decision to rescind the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s designation of MetLife for heightened regulatory supervision. FSOC designated MetLife after determining that...

April 21, 2016 Market Structure Map - Stuck Throttle

Source: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

Imagine you were driving and your throttle stuck. Our market Sentiment gauge, the ModernIR 10-pt Behavioral Index (MIRBI) has manifested like a jammed accelerator, remaining above neutral (signaling gains) since Feb 19. At Apr 15...[more]

April 21, 2016 Dear Washington, DC, Establishment:

Source: Larry Checco

It didn’t have to come to this. Really. It didn’t. The Republican Party didn’t need to be pulling out its collective hair trying to figure out how to keep a bloviating billionaire from cleaving its party apart—or worse! [more]

April 20, 2016 The Knowledge Revolution: Big Data and Sustainability

Source: TriplePundit

Sustainability poses many questions. For a long time, answers were scarce. But thanks to new anal­ysis methods and an increasing willingness to share data, sol­utions that were completely inconceivable until recently are now...

April 20, 2016 Sustainability Technologies Can Be Disruptive

Source: Forbes

A voluminous number of initiatives has risen: there is environmental, social and governance (ESG), there is responsible and sustainable investment (RSI), corporate social responsibility, corporate shared value, impact investing,...

April 19, 2016 Oil Industry Knew Of Climate Change Dangers For Decades, Documents Reveal

The Inquisitr - Gretchen Goldman, the lead analyst for the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists spoke to Vice News. Constantly, the public is persuaded that climate change is a new issue, some new...

April 18, 2016 When Enterprise Risk Management Gets Strategic

Source: CFO

By moving enterprise risk management up into the strategic realm, CFOs can boost the value of their companies.

April 18, 2016 Ethics: The Foundation Of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – OpEd

Source: Eur Asia Review

There is no question that, ethics is the great foundation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Why? Let’s discuss it piece by piece.

April 18, 2016 This May Mark the Beginning of the End for Obamacare

Source: My San Antonio

The Affordable Care Act, which you likely know better as Obamacare, should really come with a whiplash warning, because it's been a roller coaster ride since it was fully implemented on Jan. 1, 2014.

April 15, 2016 How Brazil, the darling of the developing world, came undone

Source: Washington Post

BRASILIA — It was called the “Brazil model,” or simply “the Lula model,” back when this country’s economy was roaring and its president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, was a superstar of the developing world.

April 15, 2016 Why Evidence For Climate Change Has Nothing To Do With Strange Weather (Yet)

Source: Forbes

Is there a list of strange weather that happened around the world in 2015 to support the idea that global warming is real? originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by...

April 15, 2016 The Cost of Corporate Tax Avoidance

Source: The Atlantic

World leaders, celebrities, and even soccer players, a leak from the law firm Mossack Fonseca recently revealed, are fond of using shell companies to avoid paying taxes. While as of yet, few high-profile American names have been...

April 14, 2016 Market Structure Map - Making Water

Source: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

In the stock market, some firms call themselves “liquidity providers.” The term suggests they’re creating something somebody else needs (here we depart sharply from making water). Liquidity by definition is the availability of...[more]

April 14, 2016 Is it organic' When lifestyle choices have gone too far

Source: SBS.com

The farmers’ market idea of 'purity' and the promise of 'natural' and 'simple' supermarket products and 'wholesome' tonics is troubling

April 14, 2016 5 Ways Sustainability Helps Companies Act More Like Startups

Source: Triple Pundit

More than a popular buzzword, innovation is the essence of a startup. Steve Blank, the co-author of “The Startup Owner’s Manual,” defines a startup as an organization that “works to solve a problem where the solution is not...

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