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November 29, 2013 Europe gains as US shuts for Thanksgiving
HispanicBusiness.com - EUROPEAN stocks gained ground yesterday in light trade, with Italian shares outperforming after the country's Senate expelled former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi , fuelling hopes of stability for the...
November 29, 2013 Lord Browne: fracking will not reduce UK gas pricesSource: Guardian
Fracking is not going to reduce gas prices in the UK, according to the chairman of the UK's leading shale gas company. The statement by Lord Browne, one of the most powerful energy figures in Britain, contradicts claims by David...
November 27, 2013 The Conference Board Leading Economic IndexÂ® (LEI) for the Euro Area Increased Again in October
StreetInsider - Eurozone Service Sector Future Business Activity Expectations Index (source: Markit Economics) To view The Conference Board calendar for 2013 indicator releases: http://www.conference-board.org/data/ * Series in...
November 27, 2013 Sustainable investment shows its rewards, challenges
benefitspro.com - Trying to mix the notions of sustainability with investment has certainly captured the attention of many forward-thinking companies and corporate investors, but actually managing to find sustainable investments...
November 27, 2013 You May Be Surprised How Much Our Climate Inaction Is Costing You
AlterNet - In the US last year more than $100bn in financial losses was caused by extreme weather events - mainly Hurricane Sandy on the eastern seaboard and the severe drought which hit over 70% of the country. Such losses, says...
November 27, 2013 Nasdaq, Dow, S&P 500 maintain milestone trifecta (Wed,)Source: USA Today
The Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 closed at all-time highs again on Wednesday, as the Nasdaq composite closed at a 13-year high. Investors are thankful going into the holiday that all three indexes are each...
November 27, 2013 U.K. Economic Growth Quickens on Investment, House BuildingSource: Bloomberg
Britain’s economic recovery accelerated in the third quarter as investment and house building helped to offset the biggest drop in exports in more than two years.
November 26, 2013 Activist Investor Group Ceres Issues Assessment Of 2013 Proxy SeasonSource: Mondaq
The activist investor group Ceres recently issued its findings with respect to 2013 shareholder resolutions relating to corporate sustainability issues, including climate change, supply chain issues, and water-related risks....
November 26, 2013 The Fed Is Widening the Income Gap…and That’s a Good Thing - See more at: http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2013/11/24/Fed-Widening-Income-Gap-and-s-Good-Thing#sthash.a5DbJKeN.dpufSource: Fiscal Times
At her confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking Committee this month, Janet Yellen faced questions from senators on both sides of the aisle about whether the central bank’s monetary stimulus is an “elitist,” “trickle down”...
November 26, 2013 European Stocks Rise on Iran Accord as Air France ClimbsSource: Bloomberg
European stocks advanced, after posting their first weekly loss since October, as Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program. International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (IAG) and Air France-KLM (AF) Group rose with a gauge of...
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