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June 27, 2014 Wealth inequality doubles among US households: StudySource: Press TV
Wealth inequality among US households roughly doubled between 2003 and 2013, according to a new analysis by University of Michigan researchers
Source: Think Progress
The companies that pay their chief executives the most see the worst results for shareholders, according to a new study, with an average annual shareholder loss of $1.4 billion at the companies with the highest CEO pay.
June 17, 2014 Corporate Sustainability - What Matters?Source: Governance & Accountability Institute
New York, NY — (Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.) — Sustainability - "What Matters?" — That is the question for company managements and investors as they prepare sustainability / corporate responsibility reports....
New York Times - Other emerging trends in the United States point to even greater opportunities for the Big Four, including repeated calls by groups like the îInvestor Network on Climate Riskî and Ceres to have the...
April 30, 2014 Every MIT Undergrad Will Get $100 in Bitcoin This FallSource: Mashable.com
MIT's Bitcoin club is launching a new project that will give each undergrad $100 in Bitcoin, beginning in the Fall semester. The club has already raised $500,000 in Bitcoin to fund the project and hopes it will help encourage...
Thomas Piketty, the French economist who helped popularise the notion of a privileged 1 per cent, sounds a warning in his new book: The US economy has begun to decay into the pattern of aristocratic Europe of the 19th century....
Source: Millionaire Corner
Affluent investors consider many factors in selecting investments, but social responsibility is not chiefly among them, according to new wealth level studies conducted by Spectrem’s Millionaire Corner
Source: Globe and Mail
Investors who manage money for pension funds and other institutions are growing more combative, increasing the number of times they vote against companies on issues such as electing directors or approving executive pay.
February 26, 2014 Tales of two cities: America's wealthiest are also the most unequal: Study shows gap between rich and poor is widest in Atlanta, San Francisco and MiamiSource: Daily Mail
The gap between the wealthy and the poor is most extreme in several of the United States' most prosperous and largest cities. The economic divides in Atlanta, San Francisco, Washington, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles are...
January 21, 2014 Investors Most Upbeat in 5 Years With Record 59% Bullish in PollSource: Bloomberg
On the eve of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, 59 percent of Bloomberg subscribers surveyed last week said the economic outlook is improving. That’s up from 33 percent in November and marks the...
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