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September 26, 2014 Stock market falls steeply on iPhone, Russia woesSource: Washington Post
The stock market on Thursday posted its steepest drop in nearly two months, extending a volatile trading stretch on worries over Russian political tensions and the troubled launch of Apple’s new iPhones.
September 26, 2014 3 Clean Energy ETFs for a Green Portfolio
Yahoo Singapore Finance - It tracks the Nasdaq îClean Edgeî Green Energy Index and manages assets worth $137.3 million. It charges 60 bps in fees per year while volume is good at nearly 117,000 shares (see: all the...
September 26, 2014 First take: Did Alibaba IPO mark a top for stocks?Source: USA Today
There's an old saying on Wall Street that nobody rings a bell at a market top. But the eight Alibaba customers who rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange last Friday — the day the Chinese e-commerce giant became a...
September 26, 2014 Harvard’s Endowment Is Bigger Than Half the World’s EconomiesSource: Boston.com
Harvard University’s largest-in-the-country endowment saw returns of 15.4 percent in the last year, and now stands at $36.4 billion. That’s a lot of money.
September 26, 2014 Capitalism Is Saving the Climate, You HippiesSource: Daily Beast
One of the possible solutions to global warming and climate change is a rapid scaling up of technologies that allow humans to go about their business while emitting less carbon dioxide, or no CO2 at all. And increasingly, Wall...
September 25, 2014 Harvard taps Stephen Blyth to run $36.4B endowmentSource: CNBC
Stephen Blyth will take over as CEO of the unit overseeing Harvard University's $36.4 billion endowment on Jan. 1, the school announced Wednesday.
September 25, 2014 Power firms: Watch your carbon, or watch your investors flee
Eco-business - Speaking to Eco-Business in a recent interview in Singapore, Joubert, who is also senior advisor and special envoy of energy and climate change at the World îBusiness Council for Sustainable...
September 25, 2014 Euro drops to 14-month low amid Germany concernsSource: Sydney Morning News
The euro dropped below $US1.28 for the first time in 14 months after a report showed German business confidence fell more than forecast, fueling bets the European Central Bank will add further monetary stimulus.
September 25, 2014 Dollar Hits Four-Year High as Metals Drop on China FraudSource: Bloomberg
The dollar jumped to a four-year high and precious metals retreated after surging U.S. new-home sales signaled strength in the world’s biggest economy. Chinese shares in Hong Kong dropped with industrial metals and the yuan after...
September 25, 2014 Best Socially Responsible Funds to Buy NowSource: Investor Place
Chances are, if you want to buy “socially responsible investing” (SRI) funds, your first priority is values (but not the monetary kind) and the second priority is performance. But do investors need to sacrifice performance to...
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