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September 23, 2014 Siemens Makes $7.6 Billion Bet on Fracking in U.S.

Source: NY Times

The German engineering conglomerate Siemens already makes a range of products for the American energy sector, including gas turbines and equipment for generating electricity from wind.

September 23, 2014 Apple Sells 10 Million iPhone 6 Devices in First Weekend After Launch

Source: eWeek

Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones were a big hit this past weekend, selling more than 10 million units after their debut on Sept. 19. That means that the new iPhone 6 models set a new all-time record for...

September 22, 2014 As the Economy Heats Up, Nonprofit CEOs See Pay Rise

Source: The Chronicle of Philathrophy

Charity executives of big nonprofits and foundations are beginning to win bigger raises after a long run when the median annual increases did little better than keep up with inflation, according to The Chronicle’s annual...

September 22, 2014 US infrastructure crisis drives toll road bankruptcy

Source: ft.com

One of the highest-profile US private toll road concessions is to seek bankruptcy protection, the latest sign of how a decline in traffic is threatening private investment in the crumbling US road network.

September 22, 2014 Watch Out Walmart: Alibaba To Become World's Largest Retailer By 2016

Source: Forbes

“We want to be bigger than Walmart,” said Jack Ma, the founder and driving force of Alibaba Group, to CNBC on Friday, as his company’s shares began trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

September 20, 2014 In China, big companies are learning the business of human rights

Human Rights Watch - Cao Shunli died in prison after being baselessly detained for her efforts to engage a United Nations human rights mechanism â the human rights communityâs closest analogue to the îWorld...

September 19, 2014 The Top 5 Corporate Governance Best Practices That Benefit Every Company

Source: Mondaq

Many believe that only public companies or large, established companies with many shareholders need to be concerned about, or can benefit from, implementing corporate governance practices. The reality is that all companies – big...

September 19, 2014 CalPERS Names Ted Eliopoulos Chief Investment Officer

Source: CalPERS

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) today announced that Ted Eliopoulos has been selected as CalPERS Chief Investment Officer (CIO), permanently assuming responsibility for leading the...[more]

September 19, 2014 Irreplaceable? Larry Ellison Steps Down From CEO Position At Oracle

Source: Forbes

After 37 years overseeing nearly every detail at the company he founded billionaire Larry Ellison is leaving the top job at Oracle. The long time CEO will become the chairman of Oracle’s board and the software company’s chief...

September 18, 2014 US-backed study finds forced labor at core of electronics industry

The Verge - Migrant îworkersî at electronics factories in Malaysia are suffering under forced labor, according to a US-backed report released this week. The report from îVeritéî, a...

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