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May 12, 2015 Energy in the age of disruptionSource: CSM
Technology breakthroughs challenge the future of oil; Conservatives shape energy policy in the UK; Solar power's potential hangs in the balance. Catch up on global energy with the Monitor's Recharge.
May 11, 2015 Demands by activist investors are on the riseSource: Star Tribune
Calls to revamp boards of directors, install a new CEO or cut executive pay are higher than ever in 2015 with no signs of letting up. Increasingly, inflammatory letters that call for a different corporate strategy or faster...
May 11, 2015 Dry HeatSource: Slate
Last week, Lake Mead, which sits on the border of Nevada and Arizona, set a new record low—the first time since the construction of the Hoover Dam in the 1930s that the lake’s surface has dipped below 1,080 feet above sea level....
China cut interest rates for the third time in six months on Sunday in a bid to lower companies' borrowing costs and stoke a sputtering economy that is headed for its worst year in a quarter of a century.
“Sustainability for a business today is not a nice-to-do thing,” said Arif Naqvi, founder and group chief executive of the Abraaj Group. “It’s a have-to-do thing.”
Source: Huff Post
Growing up, I watched George Will, the Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative pundit, almost every Sunday morning on "This Week: With George Stephanopolous" as he discussed the major sociopolitical issues of the day. I have always...
Recent news that the U.K. and other Western European countries will join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has prompted a flurry of discussion about how the U.S. — which has been reserved about the new...
World bond and stock markets rose on Friday after a bruising week and sterling jumped to a two-month high after the business-friendly Conservative party won Britain's national elections.
May 8, 2015 Is it global warming or just the weather?Source: The Economist
A new branch of climate science is starting to provide answers to the question: was this drought (or heatwave or storm) at least partly attributable to climate change? In some cases, the answer seems to be a cautious yes. As the...
China's exports unexpectedly fell 6.4 percent in April from a year earlier, while imports tumbled by a deeper-than-forecast 16.2 percent, fueling expectations that Beijing will quickly roll out more stimulus to avert a sharper...
May 8, 2015 Subtropical Storm Ana Forms Off Southeastern U.S., First Named Storm Of Pre-Hurricane SeasonSource: Huff Post
The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season formed off the South Carolina coast on Thursday — nearly a month before the season officially begins.
May 7, 2015 Carbon dioxide levels reach global milestoneSource: USA Today
Worldwide levels of carbon dioxide — the gas scientists say is most responsible for global warming — reached a significant milestone for the month of March, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Wednesday.
U.S. stocks sold off on Wednesday, building on steep losses from the previous session as Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen spooked investors by warning of potential pitfalls for investors, referring to stock values as...
Water regulators in drought-stricken California on Wednesday were set to adopt new rules for desalination plants designed to make seawater drinkable in the latest effort to shore up water supplies as dry conditions stretch into a...
May 6, 2015 Greedy Environment Steals California's WaterSource: Bloomberg View
There’s this thing called “the environment,” and it’s using up as much as half of California’s scarce water. Pretty greedy, huh?
Source: SF Gate
LOS ANGELES — Wells Fargo Bank employees driven by strict sales pressure issued unwanted credit cards and opened unauthorized accounts that charged customers fees and damaged their credit, according to a lawsuit filed by the city...
Oil prices hit their highest for the year on Tuesday, aided by a disruption in Libyan crude exports, higher selling prices for Saudi oil and a weaker dollar that tends to inflate commodity prices.
Climate change is a health threat. The nation’s public health leaders, doctors, and nurses are seeing more and more evidence — both in their patients and in epidemiological data — showing the direct and indirect links. We’re...
With U.S. inflation uncomfortably low and the unemployment rate still too high, the Federal Reserve should hold off on raising short-term interest rates until early next year, a top Fed policymaker said on Monday. Still, Chicago...
Source: Washingto Post
McDonald’s knows you’re not lovin’ it anymore, and it thinks it’s got a great new plan to win you back. The world’s biggest burger chain plans to restructure its globe-spanning empire, slash costs and spruce up its menu in hopes...
May 4, 2015 Intel Corporation Named To TAA's Most Trustworthy Companies, and Receives Special Award: Hank Boerner Accountability AwardSource: G&A Institute, Inc.
Intel Named to Trust Across America's "America's Most Trustworthy Public Companies" 2015 list -- and receives first time "Hank Boerner Accountability Award," named for the chairman of Governance & Accountability Institute.
May 4, 2015 Sustainability: A Matter of SoulSource: Huff Post
As a faculty member of the W. Huizenga Business School, I was recently invited to contribute to a paper edited by Prof. Frank Cavico about orientation for new graduate students. Based on his experience in orientation sessions, he...
While Ford executives have worked hard to make sustainability an integral part of the business for more than a decade now, Sheryl Connelly, Ford’s in-house futurist, helps carry the message to the outside world. And she told me...
Source: The Guardian
The threat to our planet and the lives of billions of people – not to mention big business – has led to wild claims on both sides of the divide. Here are some facts
Warning lights are flashing over the Greek and French economies, analysts said on Monday, after a closely-watched manufacturing survey showed both nations remained "mired in contraction" in April.
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