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January 7, 2014 Clean energy should do without special tax breaks - Editorial

Source: Washington Post

ONE OF the oldest federal policies to combat climate change just expired. Good riddance. On Jan. 1, Congress allowed a collection of special tax breaks to lapse. Among them was the wind production tax credit . With a...

January 6, 2014 Janet Yellen's 2014 To-Do List: Climate Change

Source: Huff Post Blog

On January 6, Janet Yellen will likely be confirmed as the next Chair of the Federal Reserve System. Her to-do list will be full of things like the interest rate, the bank bailouts, the unemployment rate, and in general, running...

December 19, 2013 U.S. Volcker rule may have less impact on bank revenues than expected

Source: Reuters

The 900-plus page Volcker rule regulators released last week will not impact big bank trading revenues as much as banks had feared, said industry executives and consultants who have finally plowed through the rule.

December 12, 2013 Do retail investors matter?

Source: Tim Quast, President, ModernNetworks IR LLC

Depends what you mean. They’re important and valuable as investors. I once headed investor relations for a company with thousands of retail holders. I was president of an IR services firm that focused on retail-targeting...[more]

December 4, 2013 Keeping Shareholders in the Dark - Editorial

Source: NY Times

Protecting investors and ensuring proper corporate governance are the essence of the mission of the Securities and Exchange Commission. But you wouldn’t know that from the recent actions of the agency and its chairwoman, Mary Jo...

December 1, 2013 Is Every Day Black Friday' How Climate Inaction And Hypermaterialism Betray Our Children

Think Progress - It is perhaps the inevitable outcome of a country whose citizens are commonly referred to as âconsumers.â So what better time to think about how the global economic system is a Ponzi ... scheme is...

November 23, 2013 The New Normalcy: Lawrence Summers & Paul Krugman’s Pall on Parade

Source: Peter D. Kinder

No administration was more tumultuous than Woodrow Wilson’s second (1917-21): World War I entered and won; the fight over the League of Nations; Prohibition’s start; the influenza pandemic; the Red Scare and dragnet; women got...[more]

November 21, 2013 5 reasons impact investing is not for you

Source: Business Standard

Want to make money while helping the people around you? Well, who doesn’t? Funds that promise to put money to work for the good of society are growing fast and impact investing is the hot new buzzword to throw around.

November 18, 2013 Investing With Purpose: The Evolution of Socially Responsible Investing

Source: Amy Domini, Huff Post

Aligning one's investments with one's values is always a challenge. Nonetheless, an ever growing number of people, pension plans, and institutions are doing just that, albeit in several different ways. Some invest in any old...

November 15, 2013 Market Beat: 100 most sustainable companies in the world

Source: Tahoe Daily Tribune

Socially responsible investing has been around for a long time. Investors can purchase mutual funds that will not invest in tobacco stocks or defense stocks or companies that have a track record of being heavy polluters.

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