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Community Investing | Community Development News, Information and Updates

What is a community?  Most of us think of our own community in terms of:

  • Where we live – our hometown or neighborhood
  • Who our neighbors are
  • Where we work
  • Where we shop and go to market
  • Where our children go to school – play – where their friends are
  • Where we worship

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News & Updates

July 18, 2014 Obama Shifts to Urge Private Investment in Roads, Bridges

Source: Bloomberg

Stymied by Congress in passing a multiyear solution for transportation funding, President Barack Obama is looking to private-sector companies to help fix roads. Speaking beside a project to repair a closed interstate highway...

July 9, 2014 Broad Growth in US Home Prices Reflect Wide Recovery

Realty Today - In fact, the slow, much broader price growth has helped cushion the U.S. economy against "unexpected economic stress," according to a recent îFitch Ratingsî report. > 1862

June 9, 2014 Bank of America could pay $12 billion to settle probe of home loans

Source: Charlotte Business Journal

Reports have surfaced that Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC) could pay $12 billion to settle probes by the U.S. Justice Department over its alleged handling of bad mortgages during the housing crisis a few years ago.

Research & Insights

March 25, 2014 Gallup ranks best and worst cities for well-being

Source: USA Today

The people of Provo, Utah, have the highest level of well-being and the folks around Huntington, W.Va., the lowest, at least according to the latest ranking of 189 cities and metropolitan areas from Gallup and Healthways.

April 18, 2013 Power Plants Brace for New EPA Rules Adding to Coal Woes

Source: Bloomberg

Power producers such as Dynegy Corp. (DYN) and Duke Energy Corp. (DUK) are bracing for new U.S. rules on the water they discharge, standards that may impose further costs on the embattled coal industry.

December 19, 2012 The boomer home: Small house, big rooms

Marketwatch - That is roughly consistent with the findings of a survey by the Demand Institute (a venture jointly operated by îthe Conference Boardî and Nielsen Co.) that I wrote about in a recent Wall Street Journal...

Commentary & Opinion

April 22, 2014 Climate is right for clean energy firms

Source: Reuters

If you’re ecology minded, the news hasn’t been all that green of late, with ice caps and glaciers melting and storms becoming more destructive. But there is a huge silver lining for long-term investors in environmentally-friendly...

March 20, 2014 Why Cities Work Even When Washington Doesn't

The Atlantic - âBeing a mayor, especially in a âstrong mayorâ city system, gives you tremendous opportunities,â I was told early this year by Don Ness, the mayor of Duluth, Minnesota ... Greenville region...

October 18, 2013 Urban Metabolism and the Nature of Sustainable Cities

Source: Huff Post

Urban metabolism is an analogy. It describes the city as a living thing that requires inputs to nourish its activities, and once the flows into the city are used and metabolized, the system produces waste, just like a living...


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