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August 24, 2012 Dow drops as investors question sustainability of US stock rally

Source: The Australian

THE Dow industrials fell the most in more than a month overnight amid mounting doubts about the prospect of more stimulus from the Federal Reserve and concerns about the sustainability of the market's summer gains.

August 23, 2012 Letting Go

Source: Robert R. McMillan, featured commentator

Over the last few months, have you had to let go of a loved one? What do I mean? Well, it could be a child who has just started kindergarten, or could be a wedding where one of your children or grandchildren was married. It...[more]

August 23, 2012 Islamic Finance Leads the Way

Source: The Majalla Magazine

Ironically, the global financial crisis has triggered conservative investing through non-conventional means: non-Muslims are increasingly choosing to invest through Islamic institutions’ portfolios. The irony is particularly...

August 23, 2012 Philanthropy, CSR and the Social Responsibility of Business

Source: Triple Pundit

The discussions about the social responsibility of business tend to focus on the ethical and economic aspects of this issue. We explore, for example, the business case for CSR, looking to find out if CSR makes sense not just...

August 23, 2012 Ethanol Stays in Gasoline Even If Mandate Ends: Energy Markets

Source: Bloomberg

Ethanol, the best-performing energy commodity this year, is cheaper than gasoline, encouraging refiners to use the biofuel even if President Barack Obama’s administration ends a requirement to do so. A 44 cent-per-gallon discount...

August 23, 2012 Pentagon Contractor CEO Compensation is Second to None

Source: Project on Government Oversight

A Project On Government Oversight analysis of executive compensation at the top five Pentagon contractors – Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, Northrup Grumman, and Raytheon – found that the average compensation package...

August 23, 2012 World stocks slide ahead of crucial Greek meetings

Source: Globe and Mail

London's FTSE 100, Paris's CAC-40 and Frankfurt's DAX were all in negative territory, pulling the global MSCI index down 0.3 per cent. Europe's battle to overcome its debt problems remains the central focus for many global...

August 23, 2012 Water 2012: The Rio Grande's story

Source: Water 2012: The Rio Grande's storyalley Couries

VALLEY — The Rio Grande is a river of many faces as it traverses the reach from its headwaters to the Gulf of Mexico. Its genesis is the high alpine region at nearly 13,000 ft. in elevation on the Continental Divide in...

August 22, 2012 Revisiting the Chick-fil-A and Chapstick Incidents: The Ethics of Transparency and Authenticity in Social Media

Source: ComproBiz

After eight members of the Chicago White Sox baseball team were found guilty of throwing the 1919 World Series, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis banned them from professional baseball for life. Landis went further and exacted the...

August 22, 2012 Seven Questions to Focus Sustainability Leadership

Source: Environmental Leader

In many cases, the people involved are facing a leadership crisis. And as a result they aren’t clear about their role, able to generate momentum, or equipped to get others on board. Sometimes they are spinning their wheels, other...

August 22, 2012 How Industrialized Farming Could Facilitate Pandemic Swine Flu

Source: The Atlantic

The CDC has announced a sharp spike in cases of swine-origin influenza, sometimes known as "swine flu." At least 224 cases have occurred since mid-July, mostly in children living in Indiana and Ohio. This compares with just 12...

August 22, 2012 Slowing Global Warming With Cloud Geoengineering

Source: Red Orbit

Imagine futuristic ships shooting salt water into the clouds over the world’s oceans to create clouds that reflect sunlight. Sounds like science fiction, but it could be reality before too long. An international team of...

August 22, 2012 Health safety advocates seek name of Ind. farm that recalled melons amid salmonella outbreak

Source: Washington Post

INDIANAPOLIS — Food safety advocates called on federal officials Tuesday to release the name of an Indiana farm that recalled its cantaloupes amid a salmonella outbreak that’s killed at least two people and sickened dozens of...

August 22, 2012 Viacom executives were overpaid, shareholder contends in lawsuit

Source: LA Times

A shareholder has sued Viacom Inc., Executive Chairman Sumner Redstone and other company directors, contending the New York media company overpaid Redstone and his top two lieutenants by more than $36 million over four years....

August 22, 2012 Japan Citizens Favor Zero Nuclear in Debate Over Energy Options

Source: BusinessWeek

Japan’s public wants the government to phase out nuclear power according to the results of town hall-like forums to give the public a say in the debate on the nation’s energy supply post-Fukushima.

August 22, 2012 5 Reasons Why You Need a CSR Communications Roadmap

Source: Triple Pundit

Like any corporate process, a good CSR strategy takes time and involves many stakeholders. It’s very important to have clear short and long term goals. This CSR strategy should be developed hand-in-hand with a plan for...

August 22, 2012 Corporate governance - the future of financial regulation

Source: China Daily

We need urgently a legally binding international agreement to facilitate the recovery of the world economy. The Standard Chartered Bank saga in the past two weeks provides the best lesson for both the financial industry and the...

August 22, 2012 California CO2 market players eyeing nuclear plant woes

Source: Reuters

Newly announced major layoffs and a prolonged outage at a major nuclear power plant have raised concerns that the price of carbon allowances for California's forthcoming cap-and-trade program will rise sharply, market...

August 22, 2012 Budget cuts more risky to states than healthcare law

Source: Reuters

When it comes to healthcare, Congressional attempts to reduce the federal budget deficit pose a greater risk to U.S. states' finances than an expansion of the insurance program for the poor known as Medicaid, Moody's Investors...

August 22, 2012 Impending US-China clash on accounting rules

Source: The

The list of problems in the financial world seems extremely long at the moment. The most obvious issue is the European debt crisis, but we can safely add a slowing global economy, the pending US “fiscal cliff”, and a host of...

August 22, 2012 South Africa Mine Shooting Could Spell Political Woes

Source: VOA

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa is just beginning to come to grips with the consequences of a deadly clash between police and striking workers at a platinum mine. Observers and politicians say the incident last Thursday, in which...

August 22, 2012 How Bloomberg Manages E-Waste and Sustainability

Source: Forbes

Lee Ballin, Bloomberg’s Head of Global Supply Chain Manager for Sustainability, has a simple motto when it comes to doing business: Everyone can do well by doing good. This philosophy has been instilled throughout the entire...

August 22, 2012 Is Gen Y Underemployed - Or Just Lazy?

Source: Forbes

As unemployment in the U.S. hovers around 8.2%, millions of other Americans remain underemployed – working jobs for which they are overqualified and which often don’t even pay the bills. A new report, released today by PayScale...

August 22, 2012 19 million Americans still go without broadband

Source: USA Today

The report by the Federal Communications Commission shows improvement from the agency's data last year that showed 26 million were without access to such Internet service. The FCC says its latest report was based on data it had...

August 22, 2012 Bank misled city, economist says

Source: RecordNet

A University of the Pacific economist lent ammunition to Stockton's bid to reduce its debt on $125 million in pension obligation bonds, arguing that a now-defunct investment bank used "deceptive and misleading" tactics to gloss...

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