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News & Updates
July 17, 2016 Rate-starved U.S. banks happily gobble mortgage businessSource: Reuters
In earnings reports last week, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Wells Fargo & Co and Citigroup Inc said they originated $94 billion worth of new mortgages during the second quarter in their core mortgage operations, an increase of $23...
Source: Fast Codesign
The Lowline—the subterranean park project dreamt up by a former NASA engineer (and architect)—is one step closer to reality: the city of New York has provisionally approved the use of the space, requiring that the group fundraise...
Mortgage rates fell to just above the all-time low this week, extending an opportunity for homeowners to refinance. At 3.52%, the average rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage was a dash higher than the all-time low rate of...
Research & Insights
March 9, 2016 The Real Cause of the Flint CrisisSource: The Atlantic
The shocking crisis in Flint—where state cost-cutting mandates led to lead-tainted water that has poisoned thousands of children—has become a metaphor for American political dysfunction. Yet it should also be a reminder of how...
EurActiv.com - EurActiv France reports. "Three quarters of French methane emissions come from agriculture," said Jean Jouzel, the vice-president of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). "But in spite of this,...
January 21, 2016 U.S. News Unveils 2016 Best Countries RankingsSource: US News
What makes a country the best? Is it leadership? Military might? Economic strength? A rich and deep vein of culture and history? Freedom, a stable government and transparency when it comes to business and the political process?
Commentary & Opinion
Source: Stock Transcript
Throughout the seven-year old U.S. expansion, as the unemployment rate tumbled from a peak of 10% in 2009 to a low of 4.7% last month, policy makers have been focused on the slack in the labor market. Yes, slack.
Source: Larry Checco, featured commentator
Upwards of $22 TRILLION! That’s what some experts estimate we’ve spent since LBJ launched his Great Society in 1964 in an attempt to eliminate poverty and racial injustice in America. Yet, little has changed.
September 3, 2015 EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Cities are finally treating water as a resource, not a nuisanceSource: Reuters
The extent to which cities are making natural infrastructure an integral part of their water management plans is new, says Katie Arkema, senior scientist at the Natural Capital Project, an early proponent of resilient...
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