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April 29, 2016 Sheltering foreign profits from U.S. taxes is no big feat

Source: Yahoo

The U.S. government chalked up a big victory this month when it stopped pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. from merging with Allergan PLC and shifting its address overseas to avoid U.S. taxes.

April 29, 2016 Amazon earnings rebound, sending stock to the clouds

Source: USA Today

SAN FRANCISCO – Amazon swung to a surprisingly strong profit in the first three months of the year, boosted by its fast-growing cloud business and strong North American sales. Shares soared after hours Thursday.

April 28, 2016 VW's Biggest Brand Stumbles to Loss on Emissions Crisis

Source: Bloomberg

Volkswagen AG’s namesake car brand slumped to a loss in the fourth quarter as the emissions-cheating scandal tarnished its reputation and added costs to appease customers and dealers.

April 28, 2016 Fed signals no rush to raise rates as pace of U.S. recovery moderates

Source: Reuters

The Federal Reserve held interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and while it left the door open to a hike in June, its statement implied that it was in no hurry to follow on from its December rate rise

April 28, 2016 Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid If You're Investing for the Long Run

Source: Bloomberg

A coming collapse in investment returns means that people that age today will have to work seven years longer or save almost twice as much to end up with the same nest egg as those of roughly a generation ago.

April 27, 2016 Six years later, we’re still learning how badly the BP spill damaged the environment

Source: Washington Post

The latest glimpse at the ongoing environmental effects of the disaster came in a new report by the conservation and advocacy group Oceana, which compiled the findings of a broad range of studies — primarily from the past two...

April 27, 2016 The Changing Face Of Socially Responsible Investing

Source: Forbes

Some critiques of traditional socially responsible investing strategies are that they often do not consider the investment merits of a given company’s stock and that the excluded companies that were perhaps “sinful” in certain...

April 27, 2016 Warren Buffett Faces Pressure to Invest for the Climate, Not Just for Profit

Inside Climate News - manager of the insurance program at Ceres, a nonprofit that promotes sustainable business practices. "The markets pay attention to where he puts his money." Though Buffett profits handsomely from substantial...

April 27, 2016 And then There Were Two: Exxon Loses Triple-A Rating

Barron's - Exxon Mobil (XOM) has lost its coveted triple-A credit rating. Standard and Poor's lowered its rating one notch to double-A-plus on Tuesday due to its expectations that oil and gas prices will stay low and the...

April 27, 2016 You want to join the sustainable investment trend. Now what'

WTOP - "You need to do the same due diligence you would be doing if you weren't interested in ESG," says Lisa Woll, chief executive of US SIF - The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment, an advocacy and industry group....

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