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August 24, 2016 New-home sales surge in July to highest level since October 2007Source: USA Today
New-home sales surged in July to the highest level in almost nine years as strong demand amid low interest rates and low existing inventory helped boost the housing market.
August 2, 2016 Rio 2016: Is Brazil ready for the Olympics?Source: BBC
With its forest-clad mountains, famous long beaches and diverse communities living cheek-by-jowl, there has probably never been a more stunning backdrop for an Olympic Games.
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...
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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