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October 2, 2014 Stocks Drop As Ebola Fears, Mixed Economic Data Weigh On MarketSource: Forbes
It’s a spooky start to October trading: U.S. equities have fallen sharply into negative territory Wednesday as investors fret over mixed economic data, unrest in Hong Kong and the first diagnosed Ebola case in the U.S.
October 2, 2014 Will There Be Enough ESG Opportunities To Meet Demand?Source: Financial Adviser
So-called “responsible” investing is gaining cred both with retail investors and institutional investors. But as Cerulli Associates points out in a recent report, the question is whether growing interest in green or responsible...
October 1, 2014 Stocks: 5 things to know before the openSource: CNN Money
Will markets shake off the September slump as the new month begins?
October 1, 2014 $22-trillion-strong investor funds call for climate action
Sydney Morning Herald - "Australia will be swept up in global progress on climate change policy whether it likes it or not," said Nathan Fabian, chief executive of the îInvestor Group on Climate Changeî, one of the...
October 1, 2014 Dollar hits four-year high, poised for best quarter in six yearsSource: Reuters
The dollar climbed to a four-year high against a basket of currencies and hit a two-year high against the euro on Tuesday after euro zone inflation fell in September, putting the greenback on track for its biggest quarterly gain...
October 1, 2014 Education spending by affluent is widening wealth gapSource: SF Gate
Wealthier parents have been stepping up education spending so aggressively that they’re widening the nation’s wealth gap. When the Great Recession struck in late 2007 and squeezed most family budgets, the top 10 percent of...
Source: NY Times
Lawrence Summers, the former chief economic adviser to President Obama, said Tuesday that the Treasury Department had undermined the Federal Reserve’s stimulus campaign and that doing so was a large and expensive mistake.
September 30, 2014 Gold Falls as Metal Set for Biggest Drop in 15 MonthsSource: Bloomberg BusinessWeek
Gold fell near the lowest level since January, set for the biggest monthly decline in 15, as a stronger dollar and signs of an improving U.S. economy cut demand for a protection of wealth.
September 30, 2014 Socially responsible investments do deliver
Gulf News - îEurosifî, the European association for sustainable and responsible investment, identifies as many as seven SRI strategies: sustainability themed investment, best-in-class selection, norms-based screening,...
September 30, 2014 Forbes: World’s biggest billionaires have more billions than ever beforeSource: Washington Post
The price of entry to The Forbes 400 this year is $1.55 billion, the highest it’s been since Forbes started tracking American wealth in 1982. Last year it took $1.3 billion to score a spot. Because the bar is so high, 113 U.S....
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