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March 18, 2016 Advice From The C-Suite: What Top Executives Are Focused On In 2016

Source: Forbes

Even though the year is already underway, it’s still early enough to get a head start on making this one of your best years yet.

March 18, 2016 Bernie Sanders And Elizabeth Warren Back Useless Bill To Regulate Hedge Fund Activism

Source: Forbes

The post-crisis boom in shareholder activism has put companies as large as DuPont , General Motors GM +0.85%, and PepsiCo PEP +1.03% in the crosshairs of prominent hedge funds. It has given birth to Wall Street-backed acquisition...

March 17, 2016 Gallup: Fears About Global Warming at 8-Year High

Source: NewsFront

Global warming is becoming a more serious concern among Americans, with fears about the issue reaching near-decade highs — along with rising attitudes that climate change is being caused by activities, a new Gallup poll...

March 17, 2016 The Next Great Global Warming 'Hiatus' Is Coming!

Source: Forbes

Global warming has been occurring at a steady rate for many decades now — possibly for over a century, depending on how you interpret the temperature records — with the past few years setting unprecedented temperature records...

March 16, 2016 When 'Global Warming' Became 'Climate Change'

Source: Bloomberg

First there was "global warming." Then came "climate change." Turns out, use of the latter became more prevalent in 2008 and that dominance became irreversible in 2009. Here's how use of the terms compare in stories on the...

March 16, 2016 Hillary and Bernie Need a Fracking Lesson

Source: American Spectator

Fracking has nearly doubled the amount of oil produced in the United States since 2008, and it is largely responsible for the dramatic drop in gas prices the country is currently experiencing. It has also made the United States...

March 16, 2016 3 ways to break the Apple-FBI encryption deadlock (Commentary)

Syracuse Post-Standard - Adam Segal is the director and Alex Grigsby is the assistant director of the digital and cyberspace policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Segal is author of "The Hacked World Order." Since...

March 16, 2016 How Soon Can Tesla Get Battery Cell Costs Below $100 per Kilowatt-Hour'

Greentech Media - Ben Kallo at equity analyst firm RW Baird believes that Tesla's current battery costs are ~$150 to ~$200 per kilowatt-hour, well below the industry average pack costs of ~$350 per kilowatt-hour (as estimated by...

March 15, 2016 Volkswagen: When 'Hubris' Leads To A Corporate Governance Disaster -- And Shareholder Pain

Source: Forbes

Something smells very bad about corporate governance in any publicly-listed business when the threat of litigation – or worse – the possibility of personal doubt at top management levels on its complicity in corporate wrongdoing...

March 14, 2016 February breaks global temperature records by 'shocking' amount

Source: The Guardian

Global temperatures in February smashed previous monthly records by an unprecedented amount, according to Nasa data, sparking warnings of a climate emergency.

March 14, 2016 Warren Buffett explains why a good business is one 'your idiot nephew' could run (MCO, BRK.A, BRK.B)

San Francisco Gate - Rather, as Warren Buffett noted in an interview with the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) in May 2010, one should instead in invest in a business that any fool can run. The interview comes from a...

March 14, 2016 Fukushima: Can it happen here'

Voice News - "The problems that led to the disaster at Fukushima Daiichi exist wherever reactors operate," said David Lochbaum, Edwin Lyman, Susan Stranahan and the Union of Concerned Scientists in their 2013 book "Fukushima."...

March 11, 2016 Why climate change is such a big issue in Florida

Source: Washington Post

At its root, the flooding is a function of climate change. Warmer temperatures caused by the greenhouse effect cause glaciers to melt, increasing the amount of water in the ocean. Those warmer temperatures also cause the water in...

March 11, 2016 Want Equality? Start with Providing Housing That People Can Afford

Source: Larry Checco, featured commentator

Upwards of $22 TRILLION! That’s what some experts estimate we’ve spent since LBJ launched his Great Society in 1964 in an attempt to eliminate poverty and racial injustice in America. Yet, little has changed. [more]

March 10, 2016 Here's The Deal Bill Gates Would Make With the FBI If He Were Running Apple

Source: Inc.

One of the most interesting questions posed to Gates was what he thinks about how Apple continues to fight the FBI against unlocking the iPhone belonging to one of the terrorists behind the San Bernardino shooting.

March 10, 2016 Are GMOs Bad for the Environment'

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP - In a recent interview for New York magazine's Grub Street, author and food activist Michael Pollan laid out why he believes that food containing genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) should be...

March 9, 2016 The Real Cause of the Flint Crisis

Source: The Atlantic

The shocking crisis in Flint—where state cost-cutting mandates led to lead-tainted water that has poisoned thousands of children—has become a metaphor for American political dysfunction. Yet it should also be a reminder of how...

March 9, 2016 What's the Answer to Climate Change?

Source: The Atlantic

There is one convenient thing about climate change: The problem of global warming poses so many threats, and emerges from so many causes, that there’s not one single solution for it.

March 8, 2016 Opinion: Give stockholders better tools to be socially responsible investors

Source: MarketWatch

Investments have always had more than just financial impact. Social and environmental impacts also matter.

March 3, 2016 Market Structure Map - Inconvenience

Source: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

Yesterday markets soared on queue with a Chinese currency devaluation in the form of lower bank reserve requirements (which increases money and reduces its value). For those who at the words “currency devaluation” feel like...[more]

March 3, 2016 Climate Change Could Kill Half a Million by 2050

Source: Bloomberg

At least 500,000 extra people will probably die by 2050 from health effects related to warming temperatures and dietary changes, according to a study from the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food published in U.K....

March 3, 2016 Why companies see circular thinking as an emerging strategy

Source: Greenbiz

When products are designed with material extraction and reuse in mind, or 'designed within a system,' then value is created by freeing the material for new revenue production

March 2, 2016 Are investors starting to not care about China? - text/video

Source: CNBC

The news out of China, bad or good, just doesn't seem to have as much bite anymore. Sure, downbeat Chinese economic data on the first day of trading in 2016 ignited a global market sell-off. But as the year has worn on, the...

March 2, 2016 This Top Fed Official Has a Darker Outlook for the Economy

Source: Fortune

An influential Federal Reserve official on Tuesday said he sees downside risks to his U.S. economic outlook, an assessment that could flag a longer pause before the Fed’s next interest-rate hike than he and his colleagues had...

March 2, 2016 Cramer: Accounting Irregularities Equals Sell. Always.

Source: The Street

Now, if you had not yet been adhering to my "accounting regularities equals sell" doctrine, this time you just had to. The SEC hates restatements, and almost always opens an investigation into them.

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