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May 14, 2010 Bill Clinton, Godfather of CSRSource: Forbes
“As everyone knows, you don’t say no to Bill Clinton.” So spoke Pfizer chief Jeffrey Kindler this morning at the packed mid-year meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, the giant do-gooding venture of the 42nd President....
May 14, 2010 US response to spill frustrates environmentalistsSource: Reuters
The U.S. government response to the BP oil spill has frustrated environmental groups and Gulf Coast conservationists, who say they're getting scant information about the disaster's potential ecological effects.
May 14, 2010 An Employer Guide to Healthcare ReformSource: Payscale.com
Whatever you have to say about it, Health Care Reform legislation is changing the face of health care for employers, big and small. The following list will give you a head’s up regarding some of the big changes coming in the next...
Source: Washington Post
Retailers won a long-sought victory late Thursday as the Senate approved a measure that would give them more power over the fees they pay to banks each time shoppers swipe a credit or debit card.
Source: Accountancy Age
Proposed accounting rules could open the door to Lehmans-style off balance sheet trickery, investors and standard setters have warned. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) is debating new rules on derecognition,...
May 13, 2010 Obama government defends healthcare law in courtSource: Reuters
The Obama administration has urged a court to reject an attempt to block a controversial new law overhauling the U.S. healthcare system, saying it was constitutional and any challenge was premature.
The New York attorney general has begun an investigation into eight banks to determine whether they provided misleading information to agencies that rate mortgage securities, The New York Times reported on Thursday.
Source: Washington Post
Sens. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) introduced a compromise climate bill Wednesday, hoping public concern about the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will boost the measure's long-shot chances...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued final rules today to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions as an alternative if Congress fails to act. The EPA plans to regulate about 70 percent of U.S. greenhouse gases from...
May 12, 2010 Investment firm that steered Upstate unions to Bernie Madoff is sued by NY attorney generalSource: Post-Standard -Syracuse
Syracuse, NY - An investment firm defrauded Upstate New York union pension plans out of $150 million by urging them to invest in Bernard Madoff-controlled accounts for a decade after it suspected Madoff was running a Ponzi...
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