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February 2, 2016 Why companies don't change - and don't want to talk about itSource: The Guardian
As anti-establishment parties and candidates gain ground with voters throughout Europe and in the United States, political leaders who continue to pursue a business-as-usual approach could find themselves looking for new jobs....
February 2, 2016 Will America's economy get dragged into recession?Source: CNN Money
Concerns are rising that the American shopper won't be able to save the U.S. from heading into a recession. It's a big worry given that consumers make up about 70% of the U.S. economy and lately they haven't been opening their...
February 2, 2016 Morgan Stanley: This Is What a World Without Oil Looks LikeSource: Bloomberg Business
"Oil’s role in driving hour-by-hour market moves is overstated. But its place in the broader macro debate remains central," write the analysts. "Energy companies are no longer leading equity or credit indices higher or lower. In...
February 2, 2016 Retirement Plans Will Be ‘Next Evolution’ in ESG InvestingSource: Think Advisor
The next push in ESG investing will come from retirement advisors following the Department of Labor's new interpretive bulletin that replaced language warning fiduciaries away from such investments in 2008, according to Gregg...
February 2, 2016 U.S. vulnerable to global slowdown, volatility: Fed's FischerSource: Reuters
The U.S. economy could suffer, with inflation remaining too low, if recent volatility in financial markets persists and signals a slowdown in the global economy, the Federal Reserve's second-in-command said on Monday.
February 2, 2016 Wind Powering America's Transformation to a Clean Energy EconomySource: Huff Post
2016 is shaping up as a pivotal year for America's transformation to a renewable energy economy. Leading the charge is low-cost, clean wind power which set new records and passed key milestones in 2015 to advance the renewable...
February 1, 2016 Editorial: Lessons of the Flint River disaster
The Tampa Tribune - They can be faulted for not complying with environmental laws or rigorously monitoring water quality. Candidates might consider such facts before bragging about how they would clip EPA's wings, even get rid of...
January 28, 2016 Free Trade With China Wasn't Such a Great Idea for the U.S.Source: Bloomberg
bloombergview.com - Autor, et al. show powerful evidence that industries and regions that have been more exposed to Chinese import competition since 2000 -- the year China joined the World Trade Organization -- have been hit hard...
January 26, 2016 Solving the Twin Crises of Energy and Water ScarcitySource: Harvard Business Review
Few people realize the important role water plays in our daily energy use, or the energy required to heat, treat, and supply water. Powering one 60-watt bulb for 12 hours a day over the course of a year can require 3,000 to 6,000...
January 25, 2016 Reflections From Davos: Leaders Deliberate What's Next for Climate Action After Paris DealSource: Huffington Post
Arriving home after a whirlwind week in the snowy Swiss mountain village of Davos at the World Economic Forum, those of us engaged in the climate change discussions are feeling positive but pragmatic about the challenges ahead....
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