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February 17, 2015 Negative interest rates: Coming to America?Source: Yahoo Finance
American savers have had it hard enough, earning next to nothing on bank deposits and money market funds. But could it get worse, with banks here charging depositors interest to hold their money and high-quality bonds yielding...
February 16, 2015 Guest Column: Why I will vote against divestmentSource: The Daily Northwestern
This Wednesday, Associated Student Government will vote on divestment from six corporations linked to the Israeli military. This debate affects me personally: I was born in Israel and will be moving back after graduation
February 13, 2015 Opinion: Sustainable investing helps your portfolio do well and do goodSource: MarketWatch
Sustainable investing has gone mainstream. Today the practice of seeking long-term competitive financial returns together with positive societal impact represents more than one out of every six dollars of U.S. assets under...
February 11, 2015 5 tips for building a strong corporate boardSource: Fortune
Behind every great CEO is a great board, and I’ve noticed that startup founders tend to put off the task of building strong boards. Consider successful tech companies like Amazon ( AMZN 0.66% ) and Google ( GOOG 1.73% ) that...
February 11, 2015 Sin wins investor battle of vice or virtueSource: FT.com
Sin works. The long-term numbers, produced this week by the London Business School academics Elroy Dimson, Paul Marsh and Mike Staunton for the annual Credit Suisse Global Investment Returns Yearbook, showed that tobacco and...
February 10, 2015 Shareholder Value and CSR: Friends or Foes?Source: CFO
There is little question that corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability are of growing interest to businesses and investors. In 2011, just under 20% of S&P 500 companies published a sustainability or CSR report. By...
February 10, 2015 ECB cannot have it both ways on problem of Greek debtSource: Irish Examiner
The extent of the division between, on the one hand, the new Greek government seeking to renegotiate its impossible debt burden and, on the other hand, Germany and the ECB, is now evident. Greece is at the very sharp end of the...
The Energy Collective - according to îClean Edgeî Inc. A strong start to 2015 indicates these trends will continue for the foreseeable future. Just take a look at some of the transactions that have already taken place...
February 3, 2015 Caterpillar: A Blood In The Streets Moment?Source: Yahoo
Shares of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), the heavy equipment maker, have fallen hard over the past six months from a perch above $111 to their current price just below $80. That nearly 30 percent decline qualifies as a...
February 2, 2015 Seven Reasons Cheap Oil Can't Stop Renewables NowSource: Bloomberg
Oil prices have fallen by more than half since July. Just five years ago, such a plunge in fossil fuels would have put the renewable-energy industry on bankruptcy watch.
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