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July 24, 2014 White House to Begin $10 Billion Farm Investment FundSource: NY Times
The White House Rural Council will announce plans on Thursday to start a $10 billion investment fund that will give pension funds and large investors the opportunity to invest in agricultural projects. Those include wastewater...
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
Research & Insights
March 25, 2014 Gallup ranks best and worst cities for well-beingSource: 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 WoesSource: 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 firmsSource: 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 CitiesSource: 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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