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September 25, 2015 US-China understanding benefits the worldSource: China Daily
The United States and China share a highly interdependent yet complex relationship that is critically important to both countries and the world. Our nations benefit from areas of fruitful cooperation, even beyond commerce. But...
September 24, 2015 Guilty Verdict Puts Food Safety Responsibility Where It BelongsSource: Food Safety
Guilty! The perpetrator of the 2008-09 Salmonella outbreak, Stewart Parnell of the Peanut Corporation of America, just received a 28-year sentence for knowingly distributing Salmonella-containing peanuts. The familiar refrain...
September 24, 2015 We Still Aren’t Sure What Will Cause Janet Yellen to Pull the TriggerSource: Bloomberg
The effectiveness of the Federal Reserve’s communication strategy is clearly questionable when the outcome of a Federal Open Market Committee meeting is considered a coin toss among economists who closely follow monetary policy.
September 23, 2015 Inside Brazil's sustainability evolutionSource: Green Biz
Brazil has had the world’s attention in recent years as host to Rio+20 and the 2014 World Cup. Now, for good and ill, the coming Olympics and the Petrobras scandal give reason to keep watching
September 23, 2015 VW's $7 Billion Screwup: A Lesson In How To Destroy A BrandSource: Forbes
“Our company was dishonest with the EPA and the California Air Resources Board, and with all of you, and in my German words, we have totally screwed up.”
September 22, 2015 Bernie Sanders' Medicare For All Plan Misses The Largest Cost Of The Plan: Deadweight CostsSource: Forbes
There’s a number of reasons to think that replacing the US health care system with Medicaid for all isn’t going to work out quite like those who push the plan say it will.
September 22, 2015 How Climate Change Helped Spark the Destabilization of Syria and the Rise of Islamic State
Alter Net - As governor of my own state, we were one of the early states to join the î??Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî?? of Northeastern states. We raised our renewable portfolio standard from 7 percent to 20...
September 21, 2015 Why Pope Francis won’t tolerate income inequality in AmericaSource: Fortune
In my view, Pope Francis is not as radical as some might expect. But he’s also more radical than what many might imagine
September 18, 2015 Federal Funds Rate Unchanged: What Does It Mean for Investors?Source: Investor Place
Well, there you go. The Federal funds rate didn’t waver from 0.25% in September. Instead, the can got kicked down the road, most likely until December. The FOMC’s voting members are mostly calling for a federal funds rate of 0.5%...
In the attached letter, AFR praises the Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposal to require the recovery of erroneously awarded executive compensation as a condition for exchange listing.
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