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September 15, 2014 Energy: What Americans really wantSource: Boston Globe
The energy crisis America faces today is unlike energy crises we faced in the past. There is no supply crunch; energy prices are not skyrocketing. US cities are not choked with smog. We don’t face energy-driven security threats,...
September 15, 2014 European Banks Get New Capital Hit From Accounting RuleSource: Bloomberg
European banks already under pressure to strengthen capital ratios may have to hold off on distributing profit to shareholders because of new accounting rules on how loan losses are calculated
September 15, 2014 US Wealth Gap Putting the Squeeze on State RevenueSource: ABC News
Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments. The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has been matched by a slowdown in state tax revenue, according to a report being released Monday by...
September 15, 2014 Workers feel pinch as employers rein in health insurance costsSource: The State
Employers reported only modest hikes in health insurance premiums in 2014, but the trade-off is that more employees see their out-of-pocket costs rising, a new study of employer health benefits by the Kaiser Family Foundation...
September 15, 2014 Hurdles for Obama health law in second sign-up seasonSource: Union-Sun & Journal
WASHINGTON — Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama’s health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away.
September 15, 2014 The UN has released its list of leaders attending climate summitSource: UPI
The UN has released a list of world leaders who will be attending their climate change summit. President Barack Obama will be in attendance, and it will take place in New York on September 23, which is during the Climate Week NYC...
September 15, 2014 ‘Temporary’ dollar pullback if Fed stays dovishSource: CNBC
The U.S. dollar is poised for its tenth weekly gain against a basket of currencies, reflecting expectations that the Federal Reserve may hint at a rate hike during its two-day policy meeting ending on Wednesday, CNBC's latest...
September 15, 2014 Pesticides a concern for aquatic life in most U.S. urban streams : studySource: Reuters
The proportion of urban streams in the United States with potentially worrisome levels of pesticides for aquatic life has surged to 90 percent, a two-decade government study said on Thursday.
September 12, 2014 Blue and red states going green on energy policySource: USA Today
Politically "red" and "blue" states are increasingly turning green as they push energy efficiency and renewable power to save money and protect the planet, says a report today with prominent bi-partisan support.
September 12, 2014 5 Reasons the SEC's Executive-Pay Rules Matter -- And 5 Ways to Use ThemSource: Huff Post
Two little-known rules on corporate reporting of executive pay are currently being reviewed by the Securities and Exchange Commission. While they have received almost no press coverage, these rules could have far-reaching...
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