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July 25, 2014 UK economy back at pre-crisis level

Source: BBC News

The UK economy grew by 0.8% in second quarter of 2014, official figures show The figures, from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), show the economy is now 0.2% ahead of its pre-crisis peak, which was reached in the first...

July 25, 2014 Just how responsible is your 'socially responsible' fund'

Canada - So how can socially responsible funds justify being invested in oilsands' Well, most use a best-of-sector approach, based on the work of Toronto-based îJantzi Researchî. îJantzi Researchî analyses...

July 25, 2014 Obama urges Congress to tackle tax loopholes

Source: CBS News

Most of President Obama's West Coast fundraising trip has been spent raising money behind closed doors, but appeared publicly to the Los Angeles Technical College Thursday to push Congress to close loopholes for U.S. businesses...

July 25, 2014 Why regulators should go to work on Wall Street

Source: PBS

From K Street to Wall Street, it’s the career move everyone loves to hate but makes anyway: the revolving door. Consider Sheila Bair, former head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Before she accepted a position as a...

July 24, 2014 World’s Biggest Wealth Fund Reviews $8 Billion Russian Stake

Source: Bloomberg

Norway’s $890 billion sovereign wealth fund, the world’s biggest, is reassessing its holdings in Russia as the European Union considers expanding sanctions against the country.

July 24, 2014 U.S. Economy to Expand, Pick Up in 2H

I-Connect007 - îThe Conference Boardî Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.5% in May to 101.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3% increase in April, and a 1.0% increase in March. "May's...

July 24, 2014 Standard & Poor's may face SEC charges over ratings

Source: Reuters

The parent of Standard & Poor's, which is defending against a $5 billion lawsuit by the federal government over its credit ratings, said on Wednesday it may soon also face U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges over...

July 24, 2014 Euro-Area PMI Surveys Signal Economic Activity Is Picking Up

Source: Bloomberg

Euro-area manufacturing and services activity strengthened in July in a sign that a recovery in the 18-nation region is gathering pace. A Purchasing Managers Index for both industries jumped to 54 from 52.8 in June, matching a...

July 23, 2014 MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks: Futures Track Global Gains; Boeing Ahead

Inside Fidelity - Geopolitical developments remained in the background for markets, but globally, stocks were finding some strength. The îStoxxî Europe 600 index edged up 0.2%, while Asia also logged a mostly-higher...

July 23, 2014 Fund managers hope for more robust socially conscious options

Source: Investment News

Money managers work to build products for younger investors, who are expected to favor values-driven investing

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