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June 15, 2016 Economic Asteroids! No Interest Rate Hike Expected From Fed Yet

Source: NPR

Federal Reserve policymakers on Wednesday will tell the world their latest plans for raising interest rates. The goal is to keep the economy on track. And right now, that is not an easy thing.

June 15, 2016 U.S. retail sales point to strong domestic demand

Source: Reuters

U.S. retail sales rose strongly in May as Americans bought automobiles and a range of other goods, even as they paid more for gasoline, suggesting that economic growth was gaining steam despite a sharp slowdown in job creation.

June 14, 2016 With LinkedIn, Microsoft looks to get back to the heart of the enterprise

Source: Computerworld

With LinkedIn under its belt, Microsoft will own one of the largest social networks in the world. The move could help the company reconnect with both business and individual customers.

June 14, 2016 Which Companies Lead at Integrating Sustainability into Business Strategies?

Source: Environmental Leader

Unilever does the best job integrating sustainability into its business strategy, a position the company has held for the past six years, according to a survey by global consultancies GlobeScan and SustainAbility.

June 14, 2016 El Nino drives fastest annual increase on record of carbon dioxide


The human-caused rise in atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide is being given an extra boost this year by the natural climate phenomena of El Niño, say climate scientists in a paper published in today's edition of the...

June 14, 2016 The U.S. and China Are Neither Allies Nor Enemies — But They Must Get Along

Source: Huff Post

BEIJING — Perceptions in both China and the United States on China-U.S. relations are now highly diverse. In particular, recent media reports have painted the South China Sea as a new geopolitical wrestling ground for the two...

June 13, 2016 Yellen in focus amid new act in Fed hike drama

Source: USA Today

Message to investors: This might not be the best time to slip away to the beach and take your mind off stocks, bonds and the world's most powerful central banker.

June 13, 2016 Coming wave of gas puts focus on finding new shores

Source: Reuters

LONDON, June 12 Energy giants such as Royal Dutch Shell and Total are looking to build terminals and power plants in new markets to soak up the industry's rapidly burgeoning supply.

June 13, 2016 Why shoppers are the real challenge for M&S' sustainability ambitions

Source: BusinessGreen

Nine years and three chief executives since Marks & Spencer first launched its Plan A initiative on eco and ethical targets, the UK retailer is now something of an elder statesman on sustainability reporting.

June 13, 2016 30 years ago scientists warned Congress on global warming. What they said sounds eerily familiar

Source: Washington Post

Thirty years ago, on June 10 and 11 of 1986, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works commenced two days of hearings, convened by Sen. John H. Chafee (R-R.I.), on the subject of “Ozone Depletion, the...

June 10, 2016 Will Energy Prices Remain Low?

Source: Seeking Alpha

Oil and other fossil fuel prices have fallen by almost 50% since 2015. What are the real drivers for these price declines? Will prices stay down?

June 10, 2016 Setting bold goals: 6 ways to shoot higher on sustainability

Source: MarketWatch

Investor expectations and customer requirements, rather than regulations, are driving a growing number of organizations to establish and publicly announce their own specific goals around sustainability. The most notable — the...

June 10, 2016 Climate change could trigger tropical evacuations, researchers advise

Source: Berkley

Global warming by just 2 degrees Celsius is likely to force some tropical plant, animal and human populations to relocate hundreds of miles from their current homes this century, according to research published today in the...

June 10, 2016 WHO Says People Living in Areas With Zika Should Delay Pregnancy

Source: Time

Men and women who are living in areas where Zika is actively spreading should consider delaying pregnancy, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

June 9, 2016 Stocks climb, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average above 18,000

Source: LA Times

Stocks rose for the third day in a row Wednesday as machinery and mining companies traded higher. Oil prices also continued their rise, and stocks and oil prices are at their highest in almost a year.

June 9, 2016 Saving The World With Technology: The Role of Technology In Global Sustainability Efforts

Source: Forbes

Large tech companies like Google GOOGL +1.58% are making a push towards developing both environmentally friendly practices and technology-driven sustainability solutions. Increasingly, smaller businesses are following suit.

June 9, 2016 Rise in global CO2 emissions from energy use slowed in 2015 -BP

Source: Reuters

Carbon dioxide emissions from energy consumption grew by 0.1 percent last year in their smallest advance since 2009 due to lower coal use and sluggish growth, BP said on Wednesday in its annual energy review.

June 9, 2016 Dry Taps and Lagoons of Sewage: What America’s Water Crisis Looks Like

Source: The Nation

The report documents the impact of rising water costs and inadequate infrastructure, which are putting millions of people at risk for shutoffs, illness, foreclosure, and even of losing their children, as lack of running water can...

June 8, 2016 World Bank cuts global growth forecast on weak demand, commodity prices

Source: Reuters

The World Bank slashed its 2016 global growth forecast on Wednesday to 2.4 percent from the 2.9 percent estimated in January due to stubbornly low commodity prices, sluggish demand in advanced economies, weak trade and...

June 8, 2016 These Are the Best CEOs in America, According to The People Who Work For Them

Source: Bloomberg

The CEOs of Bain & Company Inc., Ultimate Software Group, Inc., McKinsey & Company Inc., Facebook Inc., and LinkedIn Corp. took the top five spots a just-released list of the highest-rated CEOs in the U.S. According to a report...

June 8, 2016 Disenchantment with E.U. Grows, Poll Finds

Source: NY Times

LONDON — As Britain prepares to vote on June 23 on whether to remain in the European Union, skepticism about the bloc is on the rise across Europe, with about two-thirds of Britons wanting some powers returned to their national...

June 8, 2016 The 3 C’s of Sustainability and Supply Chain

Source: Pamela Styles,principal of Next Level Investor Relations LLC

Supply chain management is a key factor for many companies — growing in sophistication and scrutiny. I recently used AlphaSense to look at supply chain in context with ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) / Sustainability,...

June 7, 2016 Oil prices stay close to 2016 highs on ebbing supply, softer dollar

Source: Reuters

Oil prices held close to their highest in seven months on Tuesday, buoyed by the U.S. dollar skimming its lowest in nearly a month and by falling Nigerian oil output after a spate of attacks on infrastructure.

June 7, 2016 Californians beat drought-time conservation target for April

Source: Washington Post

SAN FRANCISCO — Californians once again beat the state’s drought-time order for water savings in April — one of the last months before officials transition from a statewide conservation order to more localized targets, a state...

June 7, 2016 Report: Panama Papers implicates thousands of Americans

Source: USA Today

The Panama-based law firm made infamous for the Panama Papers document leak that rocked the globe had created more than 2,800 companies in the British Virgin Islands and elsewhere for more than 2,400 U.S.-based clients, The New...

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