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December 18, 2015 TBLI CONFERENCE SERIES 2015

Source: TBLI Group

TBLI CONFERENCES in 2015: 23 Jan (Chicago/USA @Kellogg/Booth) - 29/30 Apr (Singapore/Rep. of Singapore @Insead) - 15/16 Jun (Copenhagen/Denmark @Copenhagen School of Business) - 3rd Quarter (USA) - 4th Quarter (Europe)[more]

October 29, 2015 Verge 2015

Source: GreenBiz

VERGE focuses on the technologies and systems that accelerate sustainability solutions across sectors in a climate-constrained world.[more]

July 22, 2015 Summer in the City 3rd Annual CSR Investing Summit

Source: S-Network Global Indexes

The Summer in the City 3rd Annual CSR Investing Summit is an all-day conference offering the opportunity to discuss experiences and viewpoints on how to define, manage, and measure responsible investing. The conference includes...[more]

June 22, 2015 The Low Carbon Investing Summit

Source: Financial Research Associates

Join Financial Research Associates for the Low Carbon Investing Summit, a collaborative event that includes investors from endowments, foundations, public funds, as well as climate change experts, and heads of ESG/SRI investing...[more]

June 19, 2015 G&A Institute Supports Summit at Nasdaq on ESG and Company Performance

Source: Skytop Strategies

On June 19, Skytop Strategies presents “ESG Summit,” a full-day conference on the value of environmental, social and governance factors in company performance, featuring G&A Institute supporting as strategic partner. Hosted at...[more]

June 10, 2015 BBB Forum on Corporate Responsibility VIII

Source: New York BBB

Transformers: How Corporate Responsibility Trends Are Changing Business Now June 10, 2015 - 8:00am to 12:30pm Hosted by EmblemHealth (55 Water Street, NYC)[more]

June 3, 2015 Investa deal moves a step closer

Cowra Guardian - CLSA's Michael Scott has named six potential buyers on the shortlist as follows, and in no particular order: Blackstone, potentially in partnership with Mirvac; DEXUS in partnership with îAbu Dhabi...

June 3, 2015 Prologis Closes $5.9B KTR Buyout; Core FFO Outlook Up

ZACKS - L.P. The acquisition took place through Prologis U.S. Logistics Venture (âUSLVâ) in a 55â45 consolidated joint venture with Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which is the manager of the...

June 3, 2015 STMicroelectronics Publishes its 2014 Sustainability Report

CNN Money - This report aligns with the Global Reporting Initiative's G4 [1], best-in-class reporting standards; ST was also one of the first companies to commit to the îUnited Nationsî îGlobal Compactî...

June 3, 2015 Our Workforce

Washington State Department of Ecology - Diversity is both a value and a goal for Ecology. As a value, diversity describes a workplace where the unique qualities, values, and perspectives of all individuals and populations are...

June 3, 2015 Repsol YPF (MCE:REP) publishes 2008 Corporate Responsibility Report

reportalert.info - The Report has been developed according to the G3 Guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative and the îAccountAbility AA1000î standard. In addition, an independent external consultant has verified...

June 3, 2015 UN urges prison reform in the Philippines

Catholic News Asia - A îUnited Nationsî body called on the Philippines Wednesday to immediately address prison overcrowding and improve independent monitoring of detention facilities. The UN Sub-Committee on the...

June 3, 2015 Parly votes on new Nkandla committee

iafrica.com - Well here are some words he struggles to say let alone pronounce properly âîaccountabilityî, transparency, responsibility, ethics, I am guilty, here is the money South Africa I am paying it...

June 3, 2015 UN Conference for Climate Change Features Workshops on Gender and Climate

Ms. Magazine - The annual îUnited Nationsî Framework Convention for Climate Change began yesterday in Bonn, Germany to discuss how to manage the scientific phenomenon of a changing climate and the effects it has on...

June 3, 2015 US plan to cede internet domain control on track: Icann

Tech2 - But Icann CEO Fadi Chehadé said such opposition was fading and that some opponents would come around once they see the îaccountabilityî mechanisms and other assurances put in place. âI think...

June 3, 2015 PTI chief asks Ban Ki-moon to aid Rohingya Muslims

The Express Tribune - ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan in a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hit out at the îUnited Nationsîâ failure to fulfill its basic principles of...

June 3, 2015 Prologis Closes $5.9 Bln KTR Acquisition - Quick Facts

NASDAQ - The properties were acquired by Prologis U.S. Logistics Venture or USLV, a 55-45 consolidated joint venture with Norges Bank Investment Management or NBIM, manager of the îNorwegian Government Pension Fundî...

June 3, 2015 KWS says to look at seed assets as part of any Syngenta deal

AG Week - FRANKFURT - KWS Saat, a German supplier of conventionally bred seeds, said it would look at selected seed assets if they were put on offer as part of a potential merger of rivals îMonsantoî and Syngenta ....

June 3, 2015 Fitch Rates SCOR's Subordinated Notes at 'A-'

Reuters - (The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, June 03 (Fitch) îFitch Ratingsî has assigned SCOR SE's (SCOR; Insurer Financial Strength Rating A+/Positive) subordinated notes a rating of...

June 3, 2015 Mathias Cormann does not deny he leaked against Treasury following 'cook the books' row

SMH - "Treasury f---ed up," the source is reported to have told the îAustralianî Financial Review about changes ... criticising it for failing to previously include îFuture Fundî earnings in long-term...

June 3, 2015 Laif Meidell: S&P jumps out of the gate to begin month

Reno Gazette-Journal - U.S. stocks kicked off June with a gain Monday, as the îStandard and Poorâsî 500 index closed 0.21 percent higher. Seven out of the nine sectors closed in the positive, with the consumer...

June 3, 2015 Ship Wind-Power Technology Delivers 5% Fuel Efficiency Savings

Environmental Leader - Norsepower is one of several technology companies participating in a joint program of îCarbon War Roomî and UCL Energy Institute to fast-track adoption of emerging wind-propulsion technologies...

June 3, 2015 RPT-European oil companies rattle coal with call for fee on carbon emissions

Reuters - "Oil firms are under a fair amount of pressure to not be seen as obstructionist on climate," said Alden Meyer of the non-profit îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî, who was in Bonn, Germany where international...

June 3, 2015 Australia risks being caught in the slipstream between China and the US

Australian Financial Review - In its analysis of the document, the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî says that "for officials in Beijing, a blue water navy is a modernised force capable of defending territorial claims,...

June 3, 2015 Where the Housing Crisis Continues

New York Times - A similar shift is needed at the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which regulates the housing giants îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî. National mortgage modification programs should be...

June 3, 2015 Stephen Hine

Bloomberg - Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Ethical Investment Research Services (îEIRISî) Ltd. Mr. Stephen Hine serves as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Ethical Investment Research Services (îEIRISî)...

June 3, 2015 Louisiana health insurers request rate hikes in 2016

The Times-Picayune - The highest requested increase, 55.5 percent, came on individual plans of from îAssurantî Health, also known as Time Insurance Co. and John Alden Life Insurance Co. Mary Hinderliter, vice...

June 3, 2015 UNICEF Wants Wearables for Those Who Actually Need Them

The Future of Retail - The îUnited Nationsî Childrenâs Fund (UNICEF) is keen on starting a revolution in the wearable tech field to help children and women. In a competition called Wearables for Good, UNICEF...

June 3, 2015 Crop Gene Banks Are Preserving the Future of Agriculture, but Who's Preserving Them'

Truth Out - The second assessment, published in 2010 by the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî, noted that the backlogs of seeds in need of regeneration persist in 37 percent of surveyed gene...

June 3, 2015 Surge sells oil assets for $430M to pay debt, fund exploration

The Windsor Star - It said its cornerstone investor, the îCanadian Pension Plan Investment Boardî, will also buy $150 million of the subscription receipts. Alteris Group, a marketing company in Southfield, Mich.,...

June 3, 2015 UCS Report Analyzes U.S., E.U. and Mexico Emission Reduction Targets

Union of Concerned Scientists - An analysis from the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî (UCS) evaluated how the INDCs from the U.S., the E.U and Mexico address land use emissions, including those from agriculture and...

June 3, 2015 Democratic congressman-turned-Obama-official admits he heard 'unseemly rumor' about Dennis Hastert but 'took no action' more than a DECADE before former speaker made payoffs to ...

Daily Mail - Mel Watt served 20 years as a North Carolina congressman before his Senate confirmation to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which regulates îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî. âOver...

June 3, 2015 Oil and gas turn their backs on coal as climate deal nears

Yahoo Finance - "You are seeing them demonizing the coal industry in order to benefit from it," said Jesse Bragg of Corporate îAccountabilityî International. "But the solution is not a different type of fossil fuel;...

June 3, 2015 Replay buttons

Inquirer Opinion - We are prophets of a future not our own.â Juan L. Mercado was a communication officer for the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî in Bangkok. Thereafter, he was posted in...

June 3, 2015 Obama taps longtime diplomat to become ambassador to Mexico

Dallas News - OâNeil, an expert on Latin America at the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî and author of Two Nations Indivisible. âShe will be able to leverage her relationships and mastery of the interagency...

June 3, 2015 Asheville green industry gets a boost

Mountain Xpress - http://sevenstarevents.com About îGreen Americaî îGreen Americaî® is a not-for-profit membership îorganizationî, founded in 1982, working to harness economic...

June 3, 2015 Palestinian NGO denies Hamas ties, threatens Israel with lawsuit

Jewish Journal - The Israeli accusations came after a îUnited Nationsî committee that oversees non-governmental organizations voted to approve U.N accreditation for the PRC, which Israel's mission said was not only...

June 3, 2015 Alastair Hanton

Bloomberg - Alastair Hanton served as a Deputy Managing Director of Girobank. Alastair Hanton served as Chairman of the EIRIS Foundation at îEthical Investment Research Servicesî (EIRIS) Ltd. Alastair Hanton served as...

June 3, 2015 Low Interest Rates Aid Home Affordability, Opens Doors for More Americans

worldpropertyjournal.com - First-time home buyers also can find help qualifying for a mortgage with low-downpayment programs offered by îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî that are geared primarily toward the...

June 3, 2015 Red Carnation Hotels Celebrates as all 17 of its Properties are Awarded the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

GlobeNewswire - TreadRight's past project partners include WWF, îConservation Internationalî and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include sponsoring the National Geographic Society's inaugural "World...

June 3, 2015 Junkets petition Macau govt for smoking lounges in VIP rooms

ggrasia.com - âOperators are speaking out against the full ban, but most believe that, despite their protests, a full ban will likely pass,â îFitch Ratingsî Inc wrote in a note last month. > 2553

June 3, 2015 Some steep increases in health premiums expected in Illinois in 2016

Chicago Tribune - The largest average rate increases in the state were proposed for certain plans offered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Coventry Health Care and îAssurantî Health, according to a list of...

June 3, 2015 European Stocks Down on Greek Jitters

Wall Street Journal - By midmorning, the îStoxxî Europe 600 was down around 0.6%. Italian and Spanish bonds sold off sharply, sending the yield on the 10-year Italian bond to above 2% for the first time this year....

June 3, 2015 Worries on El Niño winds

Phnom Penh Post - This really is a very bad time to start going into an even harsher drought event.â The îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî, in its food security country brief for...

June 3, 2015 Rio Tinto offers long term growth for investors as iron ore production remains strong

angelnews.co.uk - · Rio Tinto set another record level in iron ore production at 295.4Mt · Rio Tinto offer an attractive dividend and strong long term growth · The Share Centre recommends...

June 3, 2015 Ackman Reveals 22% Stake in Food-Company Acquirer Nomad

Bloomberg - Pershing Squareâs holdings include drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., animal-health company Zoetis Inc., Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd., Air Products and Chemicals Inc., as well as mortgage...

June 3, 2015 Progressive Trade Deal' Show Us the Text of the TPP!

foodandwaterwatch.org - For example, the îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî and its membership have aggressively opposed state efforts to pass GMO labeling and other commonsense consumer protections. We already know...

June 3, 2015 Bad trade deals must be stopped

Al JAZEERA - Sam Cossar-Gilbert is economic justice and resisting neoliberalism coordinator at Friends of the Earth International. Today, April 18, tens of thousands of people in over 500 cities across the world are taking action...

June 3, 2015 Debate: Is Obama's Iran Deal Good for America'

NPR News - Philip Gordon is a senior fellow at the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî in Washington, D.C. From 2013 to 2015, he was special assistant to the president and White House coordinator for the Middle East, North...

June 3, 2015 Whirlpool Corporation and Kohler Co. Announce Commitment on Research Project for Net-Zero Water in the Home

CSR Wire - BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Jun. 02 /CSRwire/ - According to recent projections from the Energy Information Agency and USA Today, by 2025 Americans will see their water bills double and potentially triple in major metro...

June 3, 2015 US stocks rising broadly after encouraging economic reports, big Intel deal for chip designer

neurope.eu - Nine of the 10 industry sectors of the îStandard and Poorâsî 500 index were higher. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 77 points, or 0.4 percent, to 18,087 as of 2:50 p.m. Eastern...

June 3, 2015 UNEP Announces 2014 Champions of the Earth Laureates

sd.iisd.org - 7 November 2014: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced the recipients of the UN's highest environmental honor, the âChampions of the Earth Award,' which recognizes innovators and policymakers for...

June 3, 2015 Energy News Roundup: New European Carbon Targets Needed to Ensure Investors

Breaking Energy - The îInstitutional Investors Group on Climate Changeî says binding targets are needed to make investors confident in putting money into upgrading power generation infrastructure. âSetting out...

June 3, 2015 Traders Eye FOMC Meeting Minutes for US Rate Hike Clues

FTSE Global Markets - The USD got a shot in the arm this week with a little help from a central bank. Last month the Federal Reserve jolted the buck awake with the release of the FOMC meeting minutes that showed a more optimistic...

June 3, 2015 Hospitals Expected More of a Boost From Health Law

Wall Street Journal - The health lawâs expansion of Medicaid in many states hasnât benefited nonprofit hospitals in those states as expected, according to a new report by îMoodyâsî Investors Service....

June 3, 2015 Most Americans Could Eat Locally, Research Shows

Science Blog - âElliott Campbellâs research is making an important contribution to the national conversation on local food systems,â influential author and UC Berkeley Professor îMichael Pollanî...

June 3, 2015 South Korea grapples to contain MERS as 1,364 in quarantine

Source: CNN

Hong Kong —The World Health Organization warned that the MERS outbreak in South Korea is likely to grow, as 1,364 people remain under quarantine and confirmed cases grew to 30 people

June 3, 2015 Condos: A sacred trust

Times-Argus - This sacred trust must not be taken lightly. We must either restore that îaccountabilityî or risk Vermontersâ faith in our ability to govern. Over the last four years, I have traveled to over 30...

June 3, 2015 Euro soars on Greek hopes, inflation data

Courier Mail - The îStoxxî Europe 600 was more than 1 per cent lower on the day, largely pressured by a 1.2 per cent decline on Germany's DAX, which is packed full of companies that export heavily beyond the currency...

June 3, 2015 Panel passes PERS cost-cutting bill described as more 'reasonable' than others in Legislature

The Republic - CARSON CITY, Nevada â An Assembly committee has passed a bill aimed at saving the îNevada Public Employees Retirement Systemî $1 billion every 10 years. The Assembly Government Affairs Committee...

June 3, 2015 Hisham denies resignation rumour

The Malaysian Insider - Hishammuddin had earlier placed three conditions on his support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak over troubled î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB), which accumulated RM42 billion in...

June 3, 2015 Hong Kong Apartments Fit for a Mosquito

Wall Street Journal - That is because the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî dictates that banks can now lend first-time buyers only 60% of the value of smaller apartments. In the meantime, Mr. Shum said he will try his...

June 3, 2015 Pontiac pensioners to be asked to pay back overpayments

The Detroit News - "From day one I attempted to have that fund transferred to (îMunicipal Employees Retirement System of Michiganî), but failed," Schimmel said. "This is another example of mismanagement by an...

June 3, 2015 India minister blames climate change for deadly heatwave, weak monsoon

Reuters - "It's not just an unusually hot summer, it is climate change," he said. The minister's comments affirm warnings from the U.N. îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî that India will be hit by frequent...

June 3, 2015 Of Salmonella In Pistachios

perishablepundit.com - In the course of our coverage of the Salmonella/pistachio recall, weâve confirmed what we have found in previous outbreaks: The FDA has no one with deep expertise in these commodities. Sometimes the...

June 3, 2015 California drought defies easy solutions at Senate hearing

Olympian - asked Michael, president of Bowles Farming Co. Michael is a sixth-generation California farmer, and representative of the Family Farm Alliance, an Oregon-based advocacy group for îwestern growersî. On...

June 3, 2015 Margaret Whiting, 1940s singing star and peerless interpreter of classic songs, dies at 86

Washington Post - Margaret Whiting, a recording star of the 1940s who had a long career as one of the most respected and enduring singers of classic popular songs, died Jan. 11 at a retirement home in Englewood, N.J. She was 86....

June 3, 2015 Mortgage Rates Reeling Ahead Of May Non-Farms Payroll Report

The Mortgage Reports - Linking Job Growth To Future Fed Policy Between 2008-2009, the U.S. economy fell into recession, catalyzed by the failure of Lehman Brothers; the near-collapse of mortgage lending; and the movement of...

June 3, 2015 Credit Suisse Raised to Outperform at RBC Capital (CS)

wkrb13.com - îCredit Suisse Groupî AG (NYSE:CS) is a global financial services company. The Company operates in three segments: Private Banking, îInvestmentî Banking and îAssetî...

June 3, 2015 Rich states can't meet 2020 climate aid goal alone: researchers

Reuters - Climate finance from wealthy states' coffers alone would not hit the target unless it grew at 25 percent each year from 2012, the îWorld Resources Instituteî (WRI) said in a paper. "It's not an impossibility...

June 3, 2015 Weather improves, bringing milk production up with it

farmersadvance.com - They spell out that "Under the îWorld Trade Organizationî ruling announced Monday, "Canada and Mexico are entitled to retaliate against U.S. exports, and that could well include higher tariffs on...

June 3, 2015 Grand bargain needed to restore centrality of WTO, says new report

The FINANCIAL - sets out a roadmap for a âgrand bargainâ to bring the long-stalled Doha Round of trade talks to a conclusion and restore the centrality of the îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) as a forum...

June 3, 2015 World Day to Combat Desertification 2014 Focuses on Ecosystem-Based Adaptation

climate-l.iisd.org - 17 June 2014: On the World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD), which is celebrated annually on 17 June, UN leaders highlighted the importance of the Day's theme, ecosystem-based adaptation, and its slogan...

June 3, 2015 Carl Bell Joins Invictus Capital Partners as a Managing Director, Co-Head of Investments

Financial Content - Most recently, Mr. Bell was Deputy CIO and Head of Securitized Credit for îAmundiî Smith Breeden (2013-2015). Previously, Mr. Bell was co-Founder of Five Ten Capital, an investment management firm...

June 3, 2015 Scientists: US and EU climate plans blind to land use emissions fears

Business Green - The îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî (UCS) is to publish a new report analysing the intended nationally determined contribution (INDC) plans filed with the UN by the US, EU and Mexico ahead of this...

June 3, 2015 Wipro Positioned as a Leader in "Green Quadrant® EH&S Technology Services (Global) December 2014" by Independent Analyst Firm

Stockhouse - Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced that it has been named a "Leader" by an Independent Analyst Firm...

June 3, 2015 Clintons built a $2 billion global empire through foundation

Reading Eagle - Bill Clinton didn't need Davos. He could do this himself. From that revelation came the îClinton Global Initiativeî â an annual gathering of the wealthy and powerful centered not on a place, but...

June 3, 2015 'The business case for sustainability is now incontrovertible'

Source: ReCharge

After announcing his impending retirement after nine years as CEO of global risk management specialist DNV GL, Henrik Madsen this week starts a new role as the latest board member at the UN Global Compact – the world's largest...

June 3, 2015 Malé: Can This City on the Sea Ever Become Sustainable'

Sustainable Cities Collective - However, the magnitude of sea level rise projected in the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report â between half a metre and one metre by the...

June 3, 2015 Carlyle Prices Offering of Common Units

GlobeNewswire - WASHINGTON, June 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global alternative asset manager îThe Carlyle Groupî L.P. (Nasdaq:CG) ("Carlyle") today announced the pricing of an offering of 7,000,000 common units by...

June 3, 2015 German jobless rate remains at record low

ä¸æµ·æ¥æ¥ - A separate report from German federal statistical office Destatis showed that Germany's jobless rate measured with concept of îInternational Labour...

June 3, 2015 What about eggs' Whataburger changes breakfast times due to egg shortages

Fort Worth Business Press - The USDA said Monday it will allow Dutch companies to resume exports of pasteurized egg products to the U.S. after a hiatus of several years. The îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî last...

June 3, 2015 U.S., EU and Mexico emission reduction targets analyzed

Science Daily - An analysis from the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî (UCS) evaluated how the INDCs from the U.S., the EU and Mexico address land use emissions, which include those from agriculture and forestry. UCS...

June 3, 2015 Middlebury initiates formal process to look at fossil fuel divestment

VTDigger - The efforts at Middlebury are part of a new, nationwide divestment effort called âGo Fossil Freeâ which is being coordinated by a coalition of groups including 350.org, Energy Action Coalition,...

June 3, 2015 Green bonds set to flourish in Asia as China plans to open markets

Renew Economy - More information on this deal can be found in Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeîâs recent note on renewable energy financing in India. Moodyâs said Chinaâs plan to open its debt capital...

June 3, 2015 MAS to stop flying to three more cities

The Malaysian Insider - This follows the national carrier's move to suspend flights to Frankfurt, Germany, last week. MAS owner îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî said the airline had taken steps to suspend non-profitable...

June 3, 2015 J. P. Rachmaninoff CPA

Bloomberg - Mr. J. P. Rachmaninoff serves as Director of Real Estate at îTennessee Consolidated Retirement Systemî. Mr. Rachmaninoff served as a Senior Officer of New York State Common Retirement Fund. He was a...

June 3, 2015 Two co-founders each sell $31 million in Carlyle stake

Washington Post - Two co-founders of îthe Carlyle Groupî sold 2 percent of their respective shares in the publicly traded asset management firm, pocketing about $31 million each at Mondayâs closing price. It is...

June 3, 2015 ME AND THE GENERAL is Released

Broadway World - attached to the American Embassy and then became co-owner of the European Coach & Travel Co. She subsequently joined the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî, World Bank and...

June 3, 2015 Sovereignty sacrificed with international trade deals

Jamestown Sun - In May the îWorld Trade Organizationî for the fourth time struck down COOL, ruling it violates international trade laws. WTO considers itself above our Constitution, laws and courts. So did our...

June 3, 2015 New water rules for California cities aren't enough: Scientists

CNBC - California's approach to water management is severely outdated and ill-suited to the state's mostly dry climate, according to Monday comments from members of the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî. The state has...

June 3, 2015 Brazilian online food delivery service iFood gets capital boost

Business News Americas - Apart from the bank, the group runs insurer HSBC Seguros, pension fund unit HSBC Afore, surety bond company HSBC Fianzas, brokerage firm HSBC Casa de Bolsa, and îHSBC Global Asset Managementî....

June 3, 2015 Abu Dhabi opens Irena to world

The National - Mr Leggett was joined on stage during the debate by Michael Liebrich, the chairman of the advisory board at Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî. âAsk not only what the price of oil will do to...

June 3, 2015 Credit Markets Pay Little Attention To YRC Worldwide's Stable Cash Flows

Seeking Alpha - In comparison, Valens' fundamental analysis drives a much safer Intrinsic CDS (iCDS) of 457bps. îMoody'sî is likewise overstating YRCW's fundamental credit risk, viewing the company as a high-yield...

June 3, 2015 Bill Nye angers twitter by linking global warming and extreme weather

Hamilton Spectator - Overall, all of this is consistent with a finding from a recent special report on extreme events by the U.N.'s îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, which noted that "a changing climate...

June 3, 2015 Up to 90 percent of Americans could be fed entirely by local agriculture

Phys.org - "Elliott Campbell's research is making an important contribution to the national conversation on local food systems," influential author and UC Berkeley professor îMichael Pollanî said. "That conversation...

June 3, 2015 Why Is Herring So Hard to Find'

The Stranger - Also compounding herring's scarcity is the general lack of demand for the fish. Despite îMichael Pollanî's urging that we eat more small, oily fish, Americans just don't seem to like them. Flip...

June 3, 2015 Health insurers propose double-digit rate increases

Lincoln Journal Star - Time Insurance, a division of îAssurantî, says its ACA-compliant plan for individuals is all new, so there is no percentage increase in price. But spokeswoman Mary Hinderliter acknowledged the...

June 3, 2015 Global Leaders Discuss UN Global Compact Africa Strategy at Cape Town Roundtable

The FINANCIAL - The FINANCIAL -- Held on the margins of the 2015 îWorld Economic Forumî on Africa in Cape Town, South Africa, the UN Global Compact hosted a CEO Dinner Roundtable event to discuss its Africa Strategy...

June 3, 2015 Highbridge Capital Management Acquires Stake in Newly-listed GP Investments Acquisition Corp. (GPIAU)

INSIDER MONKEY - GP Investments Acquisitionâs shares started trading on the îNASDAQ Stock Marketî on May 20 and so far remained almost flat. $200 Million Dollar Healthcare Hedge Fund's #1 Best Idea Right Now The...

June 3, 2015 Opexa Therapeutics (OPXA) Requests Additional Grace Period to Regain Nasdaq Listing Compliance

StreetInsider - As previously disclosed, on December 5, 2014, Opexa Therapeutics (Nasdaq: OPXA) received a letter from the listing qualifications department staff of the îNASDAQ Stock Marketî (âNASDAQâ)...

June 3, 2015 NRC hosts inaugural Sustainable Materials Summit

Recycling Today - The îNational Recycling Coalitionî (NRC), Washington, hosted its inaugural Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Summit, where it says sustainability leaders from across the country convened to...

June 3, 2015 GW paid no fee to hold Clinton Foundation event in 2012

The GW Hatchet - When The Clinton Foundation held their îClinton Global Initiativeî University at GW in 2012, the University didnât have to foot the bill. GW was one of at least three colleges in the United...

June 3, 2015 George Stephanopoulos' Big Mistake

The Ledger Independent - This guy gave $75,000 to the îClinton Global Initiativeî, and then did interviews about the foundation on the air without disclosing his contribution. Excuse me' Nope, we can't excuse him. No,...

June 3, 2015 Methane Emissions Threaten to Undermine Natural-Gas Offensive

Bloomberg - That cloud is methane escaping, said Philip Swanson, administrator of a îUnited Nationsî-led industry partnership aimed at curbing leakage of the primary component of natural gas. His presentation at the...

June 3, 2015 SA keen to meet UN goals on water

africanbrains.net - Water is life â without it nothing can flourish or grow. At the 7th îWorld Water Forumî (WWF) held in April in South Korea it became apparent that there was an urgent need to turn words into...

June 3, 2015 February 1998 Volume 4 Number 4

Migration News - Migrants to the United States fall into three distinct categories: o Immigrants -- Aliens who are lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence and are eligible for eventual U.S. citizenship. Refugees may...

June 3, 2015 France says climate deal must avoid US Congress vote

France 24 - Jennifer Morgan, a climate policy expert at the îWorld Resources Instituteî, said it was encouraging that Fabius was raising the legal issue now so it can be dealt with before the Paris conference. "It's a...

June 3, 2015 Treasuries Tumble With Europe Bonds on Price Data; Dollar Sinks

Economia e Finanza con Bloomberg - The Standard & Poorâs 500 Index added 0.1 percent, erasing a drop of 0.6 percent. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index fell to a two-week low, while U.S. oil rallied 1.9 percent....

June 3, 2015 EU 2030 energy and climate targets: the reaction

Blue & Green Tomorrow - Todayâs proposals are a step in the right direction towards an ambitious emissions reduction target for Europe. They provide the flexibility to tackle climate change in the most cost-effective...

June 3, 2015 Committee appointed to work on ND Legislature's unfinished bill

INFORUM - Sen. Ray Holmberg, R-Grand Forks, chairman of Legislative Management, appointed the committee Tuesday to work on Senate Bill 2022, the appropriations bill for the îNorth Dakota Public Employees Retirement...

June 3, 2015 Strong appetite for investment in Egypt

Al Bawaba - Speaking on the panel were Basil El Baz, CEO of Carbon Holdings; Hisham El â Khazindar, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Qalaa Holdings; Omar Mehanna, Head of Merchant Banking at NBAD; and Ahmed Badreldin,...

June 3, 2015 Investors Retirement Plans Unaffected by New Freedoms

Morningstar - Investors approaching retirement say that they do not plan on taking advantage of the new pension freedoms. According to a survey by îSchrodersî, 70% of investors say the recent pension reforms will not...

June 3, 2015 Food Safety Advocates Decry a Year of Recalls

Food Safety News - and îSafe Tables Our Priorityî (S.T.O.P) at the National Press Club. âConsumers are sometimes sickened and everyone up and down the chain has to check for, remove, and destroy the contaminated...

June 3, 2015 Bracing for changes: Forum offers answers to retirees' health care questions

Tuscaloosa News - More than 100 retirees gathered Tuesday at the Bryant Conference Center to learn more about how recent health-care law changes might affect seniors. âBecause of the changes in health care and change of...

June 3, 2015 Abu Dhabi fund part of $1.9b lawsuit against Norway govt

customstoday.com.pk - Investors including Allianz, UBS, the îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî and two Canadian pension funds are suing Norway over its decision to cut tariffs for using the Gassled pipeline network,...

June 3, 2015 The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Ocean

The Huffington Post - investors and some economists and environmental protections advocated by environmentalists and labor who point to the already adverse impact of such unregulated exchange as evinced by actions taken by the...

June 3, 2015 Trade Opportunity: June 26 Russell 2000 (INDEXRUSSELL:RUT)

Live Trading News - Unlike index operators like îStandard and Poorâsî, which adds and removes components throughout the year, Russell reconstitutes its indexes just once. Russell will rank stocks based mostly on...

June 3, 2015 New print magazine to focus on pan-African design and global affairs

Media Update - Ogojiii magazine is to launch during the îWorld Economic Forumî on Africa 2015 in Cape Town on Wednesday, 3 June 2015. This new high-end, print magazine appeals to an intelligent, globally minded...

June 3, 2015 Vietnam factory checks to address compliance at SMEs

Just-style - Vietnam's Labour Ministry and the îInternational Labour Organizationî (ILO) have joined forces to carry out inspections at hundreds of small and medium-sized garment and textile factories in the country,...

June 3, 2015 Neil Young Blasts Monsanto, GMOs, and Starbucks in New Music Video

The Daily Meal - Don't expect to hear this song at Starbucks. âHiding behind the shadowy âîGrocery Manufacturers Associationî,â Starbucks is supporting a lawsuit that's aiming to block a landmark law...

June 3, 2015 7 Eco-Friendly Accessory Designers at the New York International Gift Fair

Ecouterre - North Carolina-based Nestor Pineda insists on using recycled and natural raw materials. âBeing eco-friendly and environmentally conscious is the core of my company,â he tells Ecouterre. âIt is the...

June 3, 2015 Banking stocks end in red as hopes of further rate cuts by RBI fade

Economic Times - Dhiraj Sachdev, senior vice president at îHSBC Global Asset Managementî, said, "We hope the negative asset quality of the public sector banks will bottom out sooner with their discount to private...

June 3, 2015 HSBC GAM appoints head of China institutional business

asianinvestor.net - îHSBC Global Asset Managementî has appointed Mark Li as its new head of institutional business for China. Li, who is currently chief investment officer for Greater China at HSBC Insurance, joins...

June 3, 2015 CIA chief: Ending NSA spying would boost terror threat

Daily News and Analysis - Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) Director John Brennan speaks at the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî in New York. Agencies AFP photo CIA chief John Brennan warned on Sunday that allowing vital...

June 3, 2015 Five things to know about Lindsey Graham

CBS News - There was several resolutions," Graham said at a recent îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî event. "I said that it's real, that man has contributed to it in a substantial way." He went on to say that the GOP...

June 3, 2015 Bat Myths & Facts

The Camden Herald - Annie Kassler of Bat îConservation Internationalî will present a free program at the Lincolnville Community Library, 208 Main St. Kassler will highlight the myths and facts about bats and discuss...

June 3, 2015 A Pound of Weight Gain on a Single Plate'

Fox16 - The îCenter for Science in the Public Interestî has put together this list of the unhealthiest restaurant dishes since 2007. The nonprofit group finds its âwinnersâ by surveying the menus at more...

June 3, 2015 UC Merced Professor's Research Finds Most Americans Could Eat Locally

Sierra Sun Times - âElliott Campbell's research is making an important contribution to the national conversation on local food systems,â influential author and UC Berkeley Professor îMichael Pollanî said....

June 3, 2015 SEC Rules Against Energy Giant Allows Shareholder Capital Proposal to Proceed

Reuters - The ruling comes after As You Sow and Arjuna Capital filed a shareholder resolution, with co-filer îZevin Asset Managementî, asking Chevron to distribute capital to shareholders in light of concerns about...

June 3, 2015 Utilities Scrap Their Coal-Burning Units While GOP Lawmakers Fight Trend

Forbes - Within 10 years, coal will comprise 48 percent of American Electric îAmerican Electric Powerîâs electric generation portfolio ... Over the weekend, the Columbus, Ohio-based îAEPî said that...

June 3, 2015 Civic leaders calling for end to Toronto police practice of carding

680 News - Barbara Hall and David Crombie will be at Toronto City Hall, along with former îUnited Nationsî ambassador Stephen Lewis, and will be calling on police to end the practice of stopping people without a...

June 3, 2015 Chris Shackelton Appointed Interim CEO; The Providence Service Corporation Non-Compliance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5605

New Jersey Online - As a result, the Company notified the îNasdaq Stock Marketî ("Nasdaq") that it is not currently in compliance with the "three independent member audit committee" requirement of Nasdaq's listing...

June 3, 2015 Pushing Health Care Forward in Colorado

The Center for Public Intergrity - Increased coverage is good news, said Lynn Quincy, associate director for health policy at îConsumers Unionî, since people with insurance are charged more when the uninsured can't...

June 3, 2015 Tech Industry Employees Drinking Liquid Meals To Work Longer Hours

The Onion(satire) - Alarming Report Finds Hundreds Of Items Still Not Available In SâMores Flavor WASHINGTONâCalling it a glaring and unacceptable gap in the nationâs diet, an alarming study released Thursday by...

June 3, 2015 Record-breaking cases of chicken pox reported this school year in Maine

Portland Press Herald - Maine is experiencing a record-breaking outbreak of chicken pox for the 2014-15 school year, according to the Maine îCenter for Disease Controlî, with most cases infecting unvaccinated or...

June 3, 2015 In U.S., Okinawa governor explains why residents oppose military presence

Japan Times - He held talks Monday with Sheila Smith, senior fellow for Japan studies at the U.S. îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî, and Michael Green, former senior director for Asian affairs at the U.S. National...

June 3, 2015 Some steep increases in health premiums expected in Illinois in 2016 [Chicago Tribune]

Bloomberg - The largest average rate increases in the state were proposed for certain plans offered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Coventry Health Care and îAssurantî Health, according to a list of...

June 3, 2015 Wayne Spere Washburn

Marshall County Tribune-Courier - Wayne Spere Washburn 92, of Benton passed away at 1:35 p.m. Friday, May 29 at Calvert City îConvalescentî Center. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of River...

June 3, 2015 CMS posts 2016 health rate filings

Life Health Pro - The range of proposed 2016 rate changes for real plans seems to be a decrease of 25.82 percent, for a plan sold by a unit of Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) in Nebraska, up to some for more than 70 percent for new...

June 3, 2015 Audit: Investments may have missed out on $1.35B in retirement assets for Utah public employees

Salt Lake Tribune - A new legislative audit says the îUtah Retirement Systemsî for public employees may be investing too heavily in hedge funds and other "alternative investments" as part of trying too hard to avoid...

June 3, 2015 Humboldt County Says No to Raw Milk Sales

Food Safety News - îOrganicî Pastures is the largest raw-îorganicî dairy ... Mummah & Gardner, 2010). â îWestern Institute for Food Safety and Securityî After the county supervisors...

June 3, 2015 Bombardier to Supply 40 Additional FLEXITY 2 Trams to Belgian Transport Agency De Lijn

marketwired.com - Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî World and North America...

June 3, 2015 Upcycling The Digital Divide Away: The Digitruck

sustainablog.org - Whatâs the best way to deal with electronic waste' Odds are, you answered ârecyclingâ: we tend to think immediately of tearing these devices apart and extracting the valuable metals and such...

June 3, 2015 BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Reinstates Water Turbine on River Test at its Laverstoke Mill Distillery

CSR Wire - HAMILTON, Bermuda, Jun. 02 /CSRwire/ - The renovation plan for the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Distillery at Laverstoke Mill got the sustainability wheels turning as teams figured out how to reinstate the former paper...

June 3, 2015 Palestinian NGO denies Hamas ties, threatens Israel with legal action

Lebanon Daily Star - îUNITED NATIONSî: The British-based Palestinian Return Center Tuesday threatened Israel's U.N. mission with legal action after the Jewish state accused it of having ties to the Palestinian...

June 3, 2015 Cellars and spas draw New York renters

Independent Online - A perfect example is the duplex at the top of a 43-storey tower near the îUnited Nationsî - nearly 10 000 square feet (more than 900 square metres) with an infinity pool on the terrace, a private...

June 3, 2015 $A extends bounce, euro gets data boost

Australian Financial Review - The Standard & Poor's 500 Index added 0.2 per cent, erasing a drop of 0.6 per cent. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index fell to a two-week low, while US oil rallied 1.8 per cent. Benchmark...

June 3, 2015 New ILO director for the Caribbean

Jamaica Observer - BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) â Costa Rican José Manuel Salazar Xirinachs has been appointed as the new Director of the îInternational Labour Organizationî's (ILO) Regional Office...

June 3, 2015 India's Import Framework Remains Complex: WTO

Silicon India - NEW DELHI: India is streamlining its customs procedures and implementing trade facilitation, but the country's import structure still remains complex, the îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) has said....

June 3, 2015 'African Davos' to focus on continent's upbeat economic future

MENAFN - (MENAFN - AFP) Growing optimism over Africa's economic future is set to draw more than 1,250 delegates from governments and international corporations Wednesday to the three-day "African Davos" in Cape Town, the...

June 3, 2015 Development projects: Govt approves mega water, energy schemes worth Rs174b

The Express Tribune - Three schemes were deferred for further scrutiny by different committees. According to the îWorld Bank, waterî availability is declining in Pakistan, which needs to introduce projects for...

June 3, 2015 Hunt: Foreign policy traps await Republicans and Hillary

Salt Lake Tribune - "Foreign policy will play a larger role, although there's not support for large deployments on the scale of what we saw in Iraq and Afghanistan," says Richard Haas, president of the îCouncil on Foreign...

June 3, 2015 Dollar Stores Reap 'Super-Profits' By Exploiting Their Own Workers

Alter Net - Abel Lopez was a busy man. The El Paso residentâs job with Family Dollar, Inc. averaged 60-80 hours a week. A former graphic designer and ad man from neighboring Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Lopez spent his days...

June 3, 2015 Liberty & Justice Launches UNIFORM Kickstarter Campaign On Tuesday, June 2nd

StreetInsider - Africa's first îfair trade certifiedî apparel manufacturer Liberty & Justice will launch its Kickstarter campaign for UNIFORM, a premium T-shirt line that will be distributed worldwide. With each...

June 3, 2015 Heathrow welcomes new finance chief

Buying Business Travel - Uzielli joins Heathrow from British Gas where he was finance director. Prior to his career has included the investment and aviation sectors including îSchrodersî and British Airways. Heathrow...

June 3, 2015 Red Lobster tops CSPI's 2015 list of Xtreme Eating Awards

Orlando Sentinel - Orlando-based Red Lobster, along with The Cheesecake Factory and Sonic, are among the restaurants nutritionists at the îCenter for Science in the Public Interestî singled out for extreme calorie...

June 3, 2015 Gutsy KCK Superintendent Cynthia Lane confronts Gov. Sam Brownback on school funding

The Kansas City Star - The district went on to point out that a chunk of $7.5 million from the block grants canât be spent in the classroom but has to be used for the îKansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî...

June 3, 2015 BNY Mellon Introduces ESG Advisory Services for its Depositary Receipts Clients - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

7 WDAM - Collaboration with îSustainalyticsî makes BNY Mellon the first depositary bank to provide environmental, social and governance (ESG) intelligence to global issuers NEW YORK, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- BNY...

June 3, 2015 These Maps Show Just How Screwed China Will Be After Sea Levels Rise

Io9 - According to the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, the worldâs sea levels are poised to rise dramatically in the future â as much as 200 feet (60 meters) in some parts. Chinaâs...

June 3, 2015 Highmark seeks premium increases for individual health plans

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - and Time Insurance Co., a subsidiary of îAssurantî Inc., requested a 61 percent increase. Other insurers selling marketplace plans in Western Pennsylvania â Aetna Inc., United...

June 3, 2015 Innovations in ethical investment

thenews.coop - According to the research body îEIRISî, more than £13.5bn was invested in UK green and ethical retail funds in 2014. Concern about financial return is often one of the main reasons people...

June 3, 2015 Groundbreaking multistakeholder food body CFS sets sights on post-2015

fao.org - In the margins of the week-long conference, îFAOî, together with IFAD, WFP, îBiovisionî, Millennium Institute and Vestergaard Frandsen S.A, will co-host Sustainable Food Systems and Food Losses...

June 3, 2015 Second Salmonella Lawsuit Filed Against Kenosha Supermercado Los Corrales

foodpoisonjournal.com - According to a âNews Flashâ that Kenosha County îDivisionî of Health (âKCDHâ) posted on May ... it lives in the intestinal tracts of humans and other animals. Salmonella...

June 3, 2015 Key Executives for Fonds de Réserve pour les Retraites

Bloomberg - To contact Fonds de Réserve pour les Retraites, please visit . Company data is provided by Capital IQ. Please use this form to report any data issues. > 1862

June 3, 2015 Ministers tight-lipped after late night meet

freemalaysiatoday.com - âItâs an internal discussion,â denying repeatedly that the issue of î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB) came up. âWe discussed many things here such as RMK11 (Eleventh...

June 3, 2015 Investors await detail of NZ's first social bond, including how returns are structured

Share Chat - head of communications at the îNew Zealand Superannuation Fundî. "As social impact bonds are very much in their infancy, their current lack of a track record makes predicting their potential growth, and...

June 3, 2015 Farm Bill Dumps $30 Million on Nonexistent Catfish Threat

US News and World Report - Buried in this yearâs farm bill, the Office of Catfish Inspection has been equipped to do battle. Somewhere, deep in the heart of the old U.S. Department of Agriculture building, there is a...

June 3, 2015 Insurers, Citing Obamacare Costs, Seek Rate Hikes Up to 50 Percent

News Max - Coventry Health Care and îAssurantî Health. "The rates that we are filing simply reflect the costs of health care including the cost of services, the amount of services people will receive and an increase...

June 3, 2015 More on the 6 Democrats running for Arlington Board

Washington Post - A retired naval officer and Gulf War veteran, he works for the îConsumer Federation of Americaî, directing its military families division. Andrew Schneider, 40, works as alumni manager for the...

June 3, 2015 Touchscreen trouble' It could be zombie finger

Finance Yahoo - Some smartphone and tablet users are afflicted with a malady. No matter how hard they press on the display, they just canât seem to get the device to acknowledge their touch. These people may have the same...

June 3, 2015 EUROPE MARKETS: Greece Jitters Weigh On Europe Markets As Debt Payment Looms

news.morningstar.com - The îStoxxî Europe 600 index dropped 1% to close at 396.45, falling for the third time in four days. On Monday, the benchmark eked out a 0.2% gain after rumors that a long-awaited deal between...

June 3, 2015 BAM Press Release No. 3/2009

Uni-Protokolle - Do you know how many moulds are in a slice of bread' And has it occured to you whether these moulds pose a danger' BAM's experts are carrying out research into this topic and have developed an analytical method...

June 3, 2015 Off-the-run ABS sell quickly as benchmark issuers take breather

GlobalCapital - The 1.85 year notes, rated triple-A by Standard & Poorâs and îKroll Bond Ratingsî Agency, were sold at 95bp over EDSF. Sole bookrunner Credit Suisse priced STORE Capitalâs $277.5m...

June 3, 2015 International Year of Water Cooperation Closes with Post-2015 Agenda Inputs

sd.iisd.org - 6 December 2013: Participants at the closing ceremony of the International Year of Water Cooperation reflected on achievements during the Year, discussed fostering further cooperation and considered the way forward,...

June 3, 2015 Analysis: That time when Lindsey Graham was (almost) all-in on climate change.

The Daily Climate - âAl Goreâs turned this thing into religion,â he told the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî in Washington. Graham co-sponsored legislation calling for the approval of the Keystone XL...

June 3, 2015 Influence of Bedsharing Activity on Breastfeeding Duration Among US Mothers

JAMA Pediatrics - 3 Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, Maryland >...

June 3, 2015 Blanket Redactions to Hillary Clinton's Benghazi Records 'Typical,' Issa Says

ABC News - Both the subject line on the emailed document on the State Department website and the title of the attachment in Issa's tweet was âcgi draft v3 092212.docxâ -- likely indicating that it was related to the...

June 3, 2015 Platinum in talks to cherrypick Helmsman's Force Corp, say sources

Australian Financial Review - Next Capital has New Zealand-based Hirepool and Onsite Rental Group, while îThe Carlyle Groupî owns Coates Hire with Seven Group Holdings and KKR & Co has Bis Industries. Advent...

June 3, 2015 Consumers Lack Credit Score Knowledge: Survey

Credit Union Times - The îConsumer Federation of Americaî and VantageScore Solutions reported that a recent survey they jointly sponsored found consumers have better understandings of credit scores, but still lack...

June 3, 2015 South Africans rally against France and 'dirty coal'

Science Daily - Hundreds of people demonstrated on Friday in Johannesburg to protest against French company Engie (former GDF Suez) for investing in Thabametsi, a coal plant that will be built in the north of South Africa....

June 3, 2015 Fannie CU Webinar; Reports on Health of Reverse Mortgages, Homebuilders, and Housing Market

Mortgage News Daily - Pending home sales in the South rose 1.3 percent to 119.7 and increased 0.4 percent in the West to 98.5. And for more good news, the National îReverse Mortgageî Lenders Association/ Risk Span...

June 3, 2015 Karen Hinton Lauded by Ecuadorian Communities for Work Holding Chevron Accountable for Toxic Dumping

CSR Wire - NEW YORK, Jun. 02 /CSRwire/ - The coalition of indigenous and farmer communities in Ecuadorâs Amazon rainforest who won a historic $9.5 billon environmental judgment against Chevron issued statements today...

June 3, 2015 IG: IRS failed to upgrade security ahead of cyberattack

Redding Record Searchlight - Russell George. Ten of the recommendations were made more than three years ago. In addition, the Government îAccountabilityî Office issued a report in March that identified more than 50...

June 3, 2015 Clements: Free-trade treaties hurt American workers

Athens Banner-Herald - President Clintonâs North American Free Trade Agreement cost 850,000 jobs. Chinaâs admission to the îWorld Trade Organizationî cost three million jobs. Currency manipulation causes...

June 3, 2015 Lim: PAS attacks an attempt to avoid answering questions posed to Hadi

BORNEO POST online - why did he state his support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak over the î1Malaysia Development Berhadîâs (1MDB) RM42 billion scandal, and why did he want to form a unity...

June 3, 2015 Stewardship at REI Extends Co-op's Commitment to Life Outdoors

WSFA 12 - SEATTLE, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, REI, the nation's largest consumer co-op and specialty outdoor retailer, briefed outdoor and sustainability thought leaders on its enhanced 2014 Stewardship report, the...

June 3, 2015 Mall at Steamtown auction postponed to allow bidders more time

The Times Tribune - îFitch Ratingsî, an agency that rates the financial worthiness of bonds, securities, trusts and other investments, recently downgraded the certificates issued to buyers of a pool of loans that...

June 3, 2015 Women run just 2% of fund management assets in the US

Financial Times - The remaining nine groups declined (BlackRock, Vanguard, Fidelity Investments, Franklin Templeton and Capital Group in the US, and îSchrodersî, Union Investment, Lombard Odier and Pictet Asset...

June 3, 2015 Agroterrorism: Preventing a Silent Attack

Emergency Management - "It has an effect, a very heavy effect, on the emotional well-being of people because they take their food as sort of for granted," said Jerry Gillespie, former director and principal investigator at the...

June 3, 2015 5 ways Jacques Parizeau shaped the future of Quebec

CBC - The man who nearly led Quebec to sovereignty holds a controversial place in the annals of Canadian politics. Remembered by many as a visionary who fought for a nation he dreamed of for decades, for others Jacques Parizeau...

June 3, 2015 The Countries Where Protecting The Environment Is A Democratic Right

Co.EXIST - Others do not. The new Environmental Democracy Index, organized by the îWorld Resources Instituteî (WRI), offers a window in environmental rights in 70 countries. Compiled by two legal experts in each...

June 3, 2015 Rand Paul risks wrath of GOP establishment and Bush political machine with call for 9/11 transparency

Personal Liberty Digest - the Saudi investment in îthe Carlyle Groupî, the private equity firm whose rainmakers include George Bush Senior; the Saudi bankrolling of Poppyâs presidential library; the lucrative...

June 3, 2015 Hidden In Plain Site: Art About Human Trafficking

kcet.org - Sexual exploitation generates its biggest profits -- $99 billion a year according to the UN's îInternational Labour Organizationî. "What's the cost of the lowest price'" asked HIPS artist Christine Palma,...

June 3, 2015 NRF hires VP of research

Chain Store Age - Earlier in his career Mathews worked at the îNasdaq Stock Marketî where he was managing director, research and head of strategic planning for Nasdaqâs international operations. > 1862

June 3, 2015 Using Unreliable Data Won't Help Credit Invisibles

American Banker Online - Some have called for the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Federal Housing Administration, îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî to adopt such alternative scores. Unfortunately, scoring...

June 3, 2015 Alexander's Statement On 2016 Insurance Premiums Rising By Double Digits

Chattanoogan - The fifth, îAssurantî, has announced it will not be on the exchange for 2016. Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander Monday made the following statement on the announcement of the requests for...

June 3, 2015 Mapping Genomes to Understand Contaminated Foods

The Atlantic - Last week, two companies issued national recalls of their products due to listeria contamination. For Sabra Dipping Company, which is recalling 30,000 cases of hummus, no illnesses or deaths have been reported to...

June 3, 2015 IRS slow to secure data, senators told

Arkansas Online - Russell George. Ten of the recommendations were made more than three years ago. In addition, the Government îAccountabilityî Office issued a report in March that identified more than 50 weaknesses in...

June 3, 2015 Democrats push auto safety reform bill

The Detroit News - The Michigan lawmaker is waiting for reports from the Transportation Departmentâs inspector general and Government îAccountabilityî Office into NHTSAâs handling of recalls before...

June 3, 2015 Argonaut Pan Europn Alpha Eur I Acc

citywireglobal.com - Leading European equity manager Barry Norris has dismissed fears that the eurozone could fail as a pure fantasy of Anglo Saxon euro sceptics. He also thinks Germany is one of the cheapest stockmarkets in the...

June 3, 2015 MasterCard Becomes First International Payments Network to Enter Somalia

Green Technology World - At the îWorld Economic Forumî on Africa today, MasterCard announced its partnership with Premier Bank, becoming the first international payments network to enter Somalia. "Somalia has made...

June 3, 2015 German Bunds Slump as Investors Seek Riskier Assets

Wall Street Journal - Lower bond yields have pushed investors into riskier asset classes such as stocks in pursuit of higher returns. The îStoxxî Europe 600 was 0.1% higher in early trade. Write to Josie Cox at...

June 3, 2015 How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Monday

Townhall Finance - The gains were modest, but broad. Eight of the 10 industry sectors in the îStandard and Poor'sî 500 index ended higher, led by industrial stocks with a gain of 0.4 percent. On Monday: The Dow Jones...

June 3, 2015 Co-facilitators Brief Civil Society on Post-2015 Negotiations

sd.iisd.org - UN Member States will resume consultations on the organization and modalities for intergovernmental negotiations and remaining issues related to the Summit for the adoption îof the post-2015 development...

June 3, 2015 Should Environmentalists Ever Count On Their "Enemies" To Make Change'

Fast Company - The need to choose good partners to make change might seem obvious. But in the current political and economic climate, some environmentalists apparently have taken the position that beggars canât be choosers....

June 3, 2015 'I want a cup of coffee, but I don't want a GMO': Neil Young blasts Starbucks and their relationship with agricultural giant Monsanto in new protest song

Daily Mail - on November 9. 'Hiding behind the shadowy îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî, Starbucks is supporting a lawsuit that's aiming to block a landmark law that requires genetically-modified ingredients be...

June 3, 2015 UPDATE 2-Big Tobacco pays states $6.5 bln, unchanged from 2011

Chicago Tribune - The îNational Association of Attorneys Generalî last week estimated that the cigarette makers would pay the states about $6.1 billion, up from $6.03 billion last year. That figure does not include...

June 3, 2015 Boston Market ads take aim at quick-service chicken

Nation's Restaurant News - Initially, the audit will focus on certain ingredients identified by the îCenter for Science in the Public Interestî, or CSPI, as worth avoiding, including certain food dyes, aspartame,...

June 3, 2015 OPINION: Microinsurance market is picking up, though some challenges still lie ahead

ibamag.com - A good example is LeapFrog; one of the largest dedicated microinsurance funds in the world with investors such as: JP Morgan, îClinton Global Initiativeî, KfW Development Bank and Triodos Bank. LeapFrog...

June 3, 2015 "We managed to put a man on the moon. Now we need to put clean energy on Earth."

Daily Kos - Earlier today at the Bonn Climate Talks, the UN îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî released a study warning delegates that combatting global warming demands a radical shift and not just "a fine...

June 3, 2015 Robert Reich: State of disaster

Lincoln Journal Star - Among the state's infamous climate-change deniers is Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, who dismissed last year's report by the United Nations'...

June 3, 2015 Commercial, Multifamily Mortgage Delinquencies Continue Decline in US

worldpropertyjournal.com - The MBA analysis looks at commercial-multifamily delinquency rates for five of the largest investor-groups: commercial banks and thrifts, îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî (CMBS), life...

June 3, 2015 Ararat Home Board of Trustees Elects New Executive Committee

Asbarez - Similarly, Ararat Skilled Nursing Facility and Ararat îConvalescentî Hospital in Eagle Rock continue to hold five-star ratings from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Servicesâ Centers for...

June 3, 2015 New Mexico PERA earmarks up to $560 million for 4 managers

Pensions & Investments - îNew Mexico Public Employees Retirement Associationî, Santa Fe, hired Parametric Portfolio Associates to manage a $250 million emerging markets equity portfolio and Guggenheim Investments...

June 3, 2015 Governor appointments

Arkansas Online - Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2020. Replaces Harold Betton. Honorable David Hudson, Fort Smith, to the board of trustees of the îArkansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî. Appointment expires March...

June 3, 2015 Ackman-Ziff Launches New San Francisco Office, Increasing its Strength in the Marketplace

New Jersey Online - Ackman Ziff Real Estate Group For over 90 years, Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group, the real estate industry's pre-eminent boutique capital advisory firm specializing in debt financing, mezzanine financing,...

June 3, 2015 The Humana Foundation Donates $25,000 to American Red Cross in Support of Tornado, Storm and Flood Relief

Bloomberg - --(îBUSINESS WIREî)--Jun. 2, 2015-- Humana Inc. (NYSE ... Humana and The Humana Foundation are dedicated to Corporate îSocial Responsibilityî. Our goal is to ensure that every business decision...

June 3, 2015 UNGA High-level Stocktaking Event on the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Contributions to the Secretary-General's Synthesis Report

sd.iisd.org - The President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), John Ashe, is convening a High-level Stocktaking Event on the Post-2015 Development Agenda on 'Contributions to the Secretary-General's Synthesis Report.' The...

June 3, 2015 Dollar General and Delta are big market movers

Seattle Post Intelligencer - NEW YORK (AP) â Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: The discount retailer's quarterly profit...

June 3, 2015 Vermont businesses ride GMO-free 'megatrend'

Burlington Free Press A Gannett Company - As the îGrocery Manufacturers' Associationî and other industry groups fight Vermont's GMO-labeling law in advance of its enactment, some small Vermont businesses, as well as...

June 3, 2015 Now, Shafie denies he is quitting

The Malaysian Insider - Shafie was one of the ministers who had raised questions on debt-laden î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB), saying ministers did ask questions about the strategic investment company during...

June 3, 2015 Hit the jackpot with Quixant

Cambridge News - Founding directors retain sizeable holdings in the company along with notable institutions including îSchrodersî, Octopus and River & Mercantile. > 1862

June 3, 2015 RAIT Financial Trust Downgraded by Zacks (RAS)

Ticker Report - RAIT originates secured and unsecured credit facilities including bridge and mezzanine loans, îpreferred equityî investments, trust preferred securities and subordinated debt for private and corporate...

June 3, 2015 TransCanada fournit un avis de privilège de conversion et de taux de dividende pour ses actions privilégiées de la série 3

Finance Yahoo - Consultez le site TransCanada.com et notre blogue pour en apprendre davantage, ou suivez-nous sur les réseaux sociaux et sur î3BL Mediaî. ÃNONCÃS PROSPECTIFS Le...

June 3, 2015 Real number of unemployed is almost five times higher than registered in Bashkortostan employment service

bashinform.ru - Bashinform News Agency, Elvira Latypova/. The total number of unemployed in the republic, which is determined according to the methodology of the îInternational Labour Organizationî (ILO), is 4.9 times...

June 3, 2015 Secret to the Greatness of Zimbabwe

europa.eu - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is responsible for the coordination of development cooperation policy and EYD in Latvia. EYD is organized in close cooperation with LAPAS, line ministries, municipalities, civil society...

June 3, 2015 French and Benelux stocks-Factors to watch on June 3

Reuters - A group of French government ministers including Prime Minister Manuel Valls, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Ecology Minister Segolene Royal and Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron will hold a meeting with President...

June 3, 2015 Mainstreet Launches Capital Raising Arm to Support Ambitious Pipeline

Senior Housing News - This will include both development and acquisitions, said White, who will lead Mainstreet Capital Partners, and who adds that the broker-dealer will partner with investors on various types of capital...

June 3, 2015 International Water Summit 2015

energy-l.iisd.org - This event is part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, hosted by Masdar. The International Water Summit will bring participants together to address a variety of themes including: water governance and policy;...

June 3, 2015 This World Environment Day, Consume Food More Responsibly #WED2015

Thomson Reuters Foundation - Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of îThomson Reutersî Foundation ... and 50 percent of land usage. îSustainableî Americaâs âI...

June 3, 2015 Kyrgyzstan and Samruk Kazyna JSC (Kazakhstan) signed cooperation protocols

ÐÐÐÐ ÐÐÐÐР - Bishkek, June 24 /Kabar/. On the results of two-day work of representatives of the Kyrgyz Government and the îSamruk Kazyna National Welfare Fundî of Kazakhstan...

June 3, 2015 Thornton/My Turn: A divided Iraq

Recorder - On Nov. 25, 2003, eight months into the American occupation of Iraq, Leslie Gelb, president emeritus of the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî, wrote an op-ed piece for the New York Times in which he argued...

June 3, 2015 Small atoll islands may grow, not sink, as sea levels rise

New Scientist - Team member Roger McLean of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, who is also a coordinating lead author on the small islands chapter in the latest îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate...

June 3, 2015 Never dead

The Daily Californian - There are different kinds of it. Grieving for my grandpa who lived in a îconvalescentî home with dementia was different from grieving the sudden loss of my grandma to congestive heart failure a...

June 3, 2015 du supports innovation in the UAE by presenting the Network Middle East Innovation Awards

Zawya - du is 39.5 percent owned by îEmirates Investment Authorityî, 20.08 percent by Mubadala Development Company PJSC, 19.5 percent by Emirates Communications and Technology LLC and the remaining by public...

June 3, 2015 Tempur-Pedic's latest mattresses have springs

homes.yahoo.com - Tempur-Pedic made its name with memory-foam mattresses, tracing its roots âto NASAâs innovative technology to protect astronauts.â Then the manufacturer expanded beyond strictly memory foam...

June 3, 2015 15 Scary Pet Dangers that Hurt Humans

The Weather Channel - âPets are a wonderful thing for people to have,â Kristy Murray, Ph.D., director at the laboratory for îvector-borneî and îzoonoticî îdiseasesî at Texas...

June 3, 2015 A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop - newletter 053115 from Organic Consumers Association

Food Consumer - But with your help, weâll win. Donate to the Organic Consumers Association (tax-deductible, helps support our work on behalf of organic standards, fair trade and public education) The îGrocery...

June 3, 2015 Notification obligations: information overload'

Finance Asia - At the end of this article, we will provide a non-exhaustive snapshot of the main SFC and îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî (âHKMAâ) notification requirements with which financial institutions...

June 3, 2015 Indiana mulls TRF and PERF admin merger

Professional Pensions - US - The administrative functions of the îIndiana Public Employees Retirement Fundî (PERF) and the Indiana Teachers' Retirement Fund (TRF) could be combined in a bid to cut costs. The Indiana...

June 3, 2015 Can You Refinance Your Home Without a Mountain of Paperwork'

Yahoo Finance - 1. Home Affordable Refinance Program 2 If your loan is owned by îFannie Maeî or îFreddie Macî, and it was taken out no later than May 31, 2009, you're golden. The role of the Home...

June 3, 2015 India's Defense Minister Backs ISIS Claim It Has Capability to Buy Nuclear Weapons 'Within the Year'

gospelherald.com - Bloomberg notes that Pakistan has the fastest growing nuclear program in the world, according to the New York-based îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî,with an arsenal of 100 to 120 warheads, compared...

June 3, 2015 Wall Street Wary as Rules for Asset-Backed Reporting Takes Effect

Daily Business Review - Finra is considering tracking pricing, volume and timing data on other kinds of securitized products, such as îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî and certain derivatives of mortgage bonds....

June 3, 2015 FDA urged to ban use of carbon monoxide in packaging meat

Lincoln Journal Star - The Legislature on Thursday gave solid final approval to a bill that would end Nebraska's ban on issuing driver's licenses to the children of ⦠A York woman who testified that her home was a...

June 3, 2015 Agrochemicals: A profitable line in preventing nightmares

Financial Times - This was up 15 per cent from 2003, according to îCropLife Internationalî, an industry association. But weather conditions this year â drought in Brazil during the first half of the year, and...

June 3, 2015 My Voice: Labeling law could devastate U.S. agriculture

Argus Leader - American exports, businesses and jobs are being threatened by a recent ruling by the îWorld Trade Organizationî. That ruling will allow Canada and Mexico, Americaâs two largest export markets, to...

June 3, 2015 Qannas Investments To Co-Invest In Verne Preferred For Hotel Project

Morningstar - Verne is a special purpose vehicle incorporated for the investment by way of îpreferred equityî in Downtown Investments Ltd for the development of the Taj Hotel Downtown Dubai, a 296-room five star...

June 3, 2015 Applied Epidemiologists Call for Antibiotic Resistance Surveillance and Staffing

New Jersey Online - CSTE continues to serve as a key partner in the development of guidelines and toolkits for îfoodborneî îdiseaseî outbreak response. CSTE has also been an active advocate in Washington,...

June 3, 2015 Kalispell Flathead names Wilson AD

Missoulian - KALISPELL - Flathead High School principal îPeter Fusaroî announced that Bryce Wilson will be the school's new activities director. Wilson has been an assistant principal at Flathead for four years and...

June 3, 2015 Study warns of future threats to food safety

Food Production Daily - Experts from Unilever, the Food Standards Authority (FSA), îNational Center for Food Safety and Technologyî (NCFST) have mapped out future threats to food safety and strategies to tackle them...

June 3, 2015 Water for Life:TLF Ghana strives to Improve Water Quality within 1,000 Community Households in Ghana

Modern Ghana - Water crisis is said to be number one global risk based on impact to society (as a measure of devastation), and the 8 global risk based on likelihood (likelihood of occurring within 10 years) as announced by the...

June 3, 2015 Deloitte Aided Pension Fraud, Fund Claims

Courthouse News Service - MANHATTAN (CN) - Deloitte & Touche aided and abetted a $553 million Ponzi scheme by issuing clean audit reports on it, the îIowa Public Employees Retirement Systemî claims in Federal...

June 3, 2015 MIA confirms move to investigate auditors of 1MDB

freemalaysiatoday.com - PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) will follow-up on two complaints it has received so far in connection with the auditors of î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB)....

June 3, 2015 Red Lobster, The Cheesecake Factory, Sonic Top 2015 Xtreme Eating Awards

Center for Science in The Public Interest - It takes a lot to shock the nutritionists at the îCenter for Science in the Public Interestî who compile the annual Xtreme Eating Awards. But this year they found a single...

June 3, 2015 Maine CDC: Number of chicken pox cases climbs

WMTW - Health officials at the Maine îCenter for Disease Controlî and Prevention said the number of chicken pox cases between September and May was 84 compared to 44 cases during the previous school year. Doctors said...

June 3, 2015 Pussy Riot - Russian Punk Stars To Make Glastonbury Debut

Contact Music - Picture: Maria Alekhina of Pussy Riot - The îClinton Global Initiativeî University - Fast Forward: Accelerating Opportunity for All at BankUnited Center - CORAL GABLES, Florida,... Bandmembers Nadezhda...

June 3, 2015 What's the link between global warming and extreme weather'

Sydney Morning Herald - Overall, all of this is consistent with a finding from a recent special report on extreme events by the U.N.'s îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, which noted that "a changing climate...

June 3, 2015 Hong Kong Apartments Fit for a Mosquito

Wall Street Journal - That is because the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî dictates that banks can now lend first-time buyers only 60% of the value of smaller apartments. In the meantime, Mr. Shum said he will try his...

June 3, 2015 LCQ3: Housing needs of low-income households

7th Space - In view of this, the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî announced a new round of supervisory measures on property mortgage in late February 2015 to strengthen banks' risk management and resilience, and to...

June 3, 2015 Bonn climate conference: 5 changes that could make a real difference

Edie - According to the îWorld Resources Instituteî: âThe text emerging from Bonn should clarify that there will be a shifting of the broader flows of public and private investment to achieving climate...

June 3, 2015 Private sector must pay more into $100bn global climate fund, says report

theguardian.com - îWorld Resources Instituteî advises businesses as well as governments to increase funding to enable poor countries to cut emissions and rebuild infrastructure The global target of directing $100bn to...

June 3, 2015 Zions Bancorporation Announces Corporate Restructuring

Realtime Business News - Additionally, as has also been previously communicated, over the next several quarters the Company expects to achieve a reduction of approximately $20 million of annual dividends on îpreferred...

June 3, 2015 Now at 45m members, LinkedIn rival Viadeo lands $32m to spur growth in Europe, emerging countries

The Next Web - For most people, online social networking in a purely professional context is almost synonymous to âusing LinkedInâ, but that doesnât mean itâs the only business social network in town. Many...

June 3, 2015 New ILO regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean

Jamaica Observer - THE new director of the îInternational Labour Organizationî (ILO) for Latin America and the Caribbean, José Manuel Salazar Xirinachs, who took office on Monday, has highlighted the...

June 3, 2015 Prickly oil-rich nation seeks submissive, wealthy multinational for lasting relationship

Telegraph - âI think the îIranianî energy sector is very interesting for foreign ... To make matters worse, during the boom years, the current government heavily plundered its îOil Stabilization...

June 3, 2015 Blog: The wisdom of Stockton's fiscal model

The Record - îCalPERSî, the state pension Hogzilla, is considering increasing rates again, Calpensions reports. Will this undermine Stocktonâs post-bankruptcy fiscal stability' The city saw it coming, says...

June 3, 2015 Delta, Dollar General are big market movers

Salt Lake Tribune - New York ⢠Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: The discount retailer's quarterly profit topped...

June 3, 2015 The best companies to work for in housing

Housing Wire - Two names that are bounced around the housing industry the most, îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî, also hold the coveted title of being two of the top finance companies to work for. And they...

June 3, 2015 Industry Dynamics and Competitive Landscape in Norway Life Insurance Market to 2018: Market Profile

usprwire.com - îKommunal Landspensjonskasseî (KLP), DNB Livsforsikring ASA, Storebrand Livsforsikring, Nordea Livsforsikring, Oslo Pensjonsforsikring, Sparebank 1 Livsforsikring AS, Gjensidige Pensjon, Danica...

June 3, 2015 Media Advisory - Canada's Greenest Chief Executive to be announced at Gala

CNW Group - Gord Hicks, CEO of Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions, has been named by îCorporate Knightsî as the Greenest Chief Executive in Canada for 2015. A panel of leaders from Canada's environmental community...

June 3, 2015 Fight against Islamic State will not be won without Iran, expert

RFI english - a Policy Fellow at the European îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî. âIn the case of Iraq, the solution cannot just be a military oneâ she outlines. âThere needs to be a much more concerted...

June 3, 2015 Health Notes: Essentia Health-Virginia volunteer celebrates 104th birthday

Duluth News Tribune - He was prompted to start volunteering after visiting his wife, Millie, at the Virginia îConvalescentî Center of the hospitalâs third floor. After his wife died, Youngman decided to keep...

June 3, 2015 International Conference on Corporate GHG Accounting Change and Green Electricity Purchasing in Asia

Eco-business - ã»Supported by Greenhouse Gas Protocol, International REC Organization, Chinese Institution of Economic Research, ECOHZ, CDP, Bureau of Energy (Taiwan)/Taiwan Research Institute Greenhouse Gas Protocol...

June 3, 2015 ESG, a Direct Technology Company, Partners With Apogee Interactive

Market Watch - Clients include investor-owned, municipal and cooperative energy companies including Con Edison (ED), îAmerican Electric Power (AEPî), PSEG (PEG), CPS, Georgia Power (GPE-A), LCEC, Avista (AVA), and...

June 3, 2015 How Corporations Are Costing Africa Billions Through Tax Schemes

Vice News - She said developing countries would benefit from a global institution, like the îWorld Trade Organizationî, that would establish fair taxation practices â and one where their voices could be heard....

June 3, 2015 China is using one of the most dangerous conflicts on the planet as a distraction

The Business Insider - Of course, particular countries may not feel that way â particularly US ally Japan. For several years at the îWorld Economic Forumî in Davos, Switzerland, world leaders have had no trouble...

June 3, 2015 SEC round table discusses shift in who pays for proxy-voting services

Pensions & Investments - Ryan Jr., vice president, Business Roundtable, and former president and chief operation officer of îProxy Governanceî, a proxy advisory firm that left the business in 2010. The expense to...

June 3, 2015 26 new biosphere reserves to be considered by UNESCO

Wildlife News - It is within a global biodiversity hotpot and has been designated as an important area for endemic bird species by îConservation Internationalî. The site is also important for migratory bird species....

June 3, 2015 Services upgrade needed to reduce long-term deficit

The Global Times - China had a goods trade surplus of $31.1 billion in April, but a $17.3 billion deficit for trade in services, according to data released Friday by the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî....

June 3, 2015 With passage of USA Freedom Act, Congress tweaks security-privacy balance

The Christian Science Monitor - I think weâre probably at the beginning of the debate, not the end of it,â says Adam Segal, director of the digital and cyberspace program at the îCouncil on Foreign...

June 3, 2015 UK's Center Parcs sold in STG2.4bn deal

Courier Mail - THE destinations, expected to welcome more than two million guests this year, have been snapped up by Brookfield, the property group that recently teamed up with the îQatar Investment Authorityî to take...

June 3, 2015 PH, other nations allow chicken from Europe in

Inquirer - Indeed, the international trade rules under the îWorld Trade Organizationî are very clear and call for applying the least trade restrictive measures and to recognize the regionalization measures put in...

June 3, 2015 Focus Media set for China backdoor listing

Financial Times - With the planned backdoor listing, investors led by îthe Carlyle Groupî will have almost doubled their money after paying $3.7bn for Focus Media in May 2013. The Chinese advertising company had been...

June 3, 2015 June is Dairy Month

Farms - He will serve a four-year term, effective August 1 st, 2015. Here are some dairy stats from the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî: India produces the most milk in the world,...

June 3, 2015 Editorial: When Cable Giants Merge

Valley News - Meanwhile, consumer satisfaction has sunk. Dance partners Charter and Time Warner step on an awful lot of toes â îConsumers Unionî rated Charter 14th in customer satisfaction among 17 of the...

June 3, 2015 A new term to be learned in economy / finance: Luxleaks

Lanka Newspapers - EU finance ministers should commit to an immediate review of tax rules to ensure that publicly-listed multinational companies pay their fair share of taxes in every country they operate in. At their meeting in...

June 3, 2015 GRAPH: Top 20 greenhouse gas producing companies

Fin24 - a study by information provider îThomson Reutersî and global îsustainabilityî consultancy BDS Consultancy showed last month. Emissions from the use of a company's products are usually excluded from...

June 3, 2015 Barack Obama says Israel risks losing credibility over Palestinian state stance

theguardian.com - Related: Israel's new deputy foreign minister: 'This land is ours. All of it is ours' Asked about a continued US veto at the îUnited Nationsî on resolutions condemning Israel, Obama said that a lack...

June 3, 2015 1MDB chief: All RM42bil accounted for

The Star Online - PETALING JAYA: All RM42bil of î1Malaysia Development Berhadîâs (1MDB) debts are accounted for, says 1MDBâs president and group executive director Arul Kanda. âIn recent weeks, there...

June 3, 2015 Investors crank up sustainability

worldfinance.com - 1). The report was put together as a collaboration between a number of global institutions, including Europeâs leading sustainable investment body îEurosifî and the Japan Social Investment...

June 3, 2015 Beijing smoking ban begins to bite

AsiaOne - The number of smokers in Beijing is estimated to be about 4.2 million, according to a survey conducted last year by the Beijing îCenter for Disease Controlî and Prevention. That figure accounts for 23.4 per...

June 3, 2015 Nigeria: Semenitari - Turning Achievements Into Recognition

AllAfrica - But perhaps the most inspiring recognition comes from the invitation the Unity Bank MD/CEO personally got from the îClinton Global Initiativeî (CGI) to become its member through a letter signed by both...

June 3, 2015 Pioneer hires head of US equity research

globalinvestormagazine.com - Sterling held senior positions in the îCredit Suisse Groupîâs îinvestmentî banking division, including the HOLT research and content franchise. Current co-heads of US...

June 3, 2015 India blames climate change

The Frontier Post - It\'s not just an unusually hot summer, it is climate change,\" he said. The minister\'s comments affirm warnings from the UN îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî that India will be hit by...

June 3, 2015 What to expect from your emerging markets fund in 2015

FE Trustnet - Investors can afford to be more bullish on emerging markets heading into 2015, according to Schroderâs Allan Conway and Franklin Templetonâs Dr Mark Mobius, who say headwinds such as a stronger US dollar...

June 3, 2015 Longleat Forest is part of £2.4bn Center Parcs sale

Swindon Advertiser - The destinations, expected to welcome more than two million guests this year, have been snapped up by Brookfield, the property group that recently teamed up with the îQatar Investment Authorityî...

June 3, 2015 NPRF launches three new SME-focused funds

businesspost.ie - The îNational Pensions Reserve Fundî (NPRF) has announced details of three new funds that it expects will provide credit to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The NPRF said it had taken a lead role...

June 3, 2015 Foreign cases raise bar for lawyers

ECNS - After China joined the îWorld Trade Organizationî in 2001 and its economy climbed higher in the world rankings, more Chinese enterprises wanted to go abroad and deal with foreign companies, "which has not only...

June 3, 2015 Balancing activism with dialogue

The Hindu - At the same time, however, a group called the îInterfaith Center on Corporate Responsibilityî approached Merck to talk about the issue. In the course of several years, ICCR managed to set up meetings with...

June 3, 2015 What the heck does "fresh" really mean'

Finance Yahoo - Store signs and product labels routinely toss around terms like âfresh,â âlocal,â âartisan,â and âseasonal.â But what do they actually mean' Frankly, not much....

June 3, 2015 United Fresh Produce Association President Delivers Congressional Testimony on Food Safety

Farminguk - is also slated to include representatives from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Alliance for a Stronger FDA, îNational Center for Food Safety and Technologyî and Chiquita Brands. "This is an...

June 3, 2015 Wall Street endures roller-coaster session

The Australian - Greece faces a â¬300 million ($A431m) payment to the IMF on Friday. Germanyâs DAX lost 0.9 per cent. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index declined 1 per cent. US stocks have traded in a close...

June 3, 2015 Social and Economic Stabilization Fund

swfinstitute.org - On March 6, 2007, the îEconomic and Social Stabilization Fundî (ESSF ... and in 2006 îChileî passed the Fiscal Responsibility Law which involved the creation of two new sovereign wealth...

June 3, 2015 India attaches great importance to its long standing friendship with Sweden': Prez

Financial Express - âWe have been co-operating closely in the îUnited Nationsî and other multilateral fora â where India appreciates the support that we have received and continue to receive from...

June 3, 2015 SE4ALL Accelerators Plan Joint Action for High-Efficiency Products

energy-l.iisd.org - 15 May 2015: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the îGlobal Environment Facilityî (GEF) hosted the first joint Project Steering Committee meeting of the en.lighten and United for Efficiency...

June 3, 2015 Kit Siang: Cabinet must grill Husni on 1MDB

freemalaysiatoday.com - Is 1MDB being wound down by next year and its operations transferred to three separate companies as part of the deal with IPIC and its îAabar Investmentsî unit to remove another RM16 billion...

June 3, 2015 Why the Paris Climate Summit might actually work

Mashable - The chief executives of Shell, BP, Total, Statoil, Eni and the BG Group wrote: We acknowledge that the current trend of greenhouse gas emissions is in excess of what the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate...

June 3, 2015 Energy agency's warning to government on RET

Business Spectator - Alan Kohler is one of Australiaâs most experienced business commentators. Alan has been a trusted source of investment advice to Australians for many years, and in 2005 he founded Eureka Report -...

June 3, 2015 What's left for DuPont, Trian to fight over'

Delaware Online - What's left for DuPont, Trian to fight over' Many wonder if there is anything left for Trian and DuPont to fight over before vote. Check out this story on delawareonline.com: http://delonline.us/1bH55Xz > 1862

June 3, 2015 Arizona State University Paid Clinton Foundation $500,000 To Host Seminar In 2014

The Inquisitr - According to the Arizona Central, Arizona State paid the Clinton Foundation the amount of $500,000 to host a îClinton Global Initiativeî event back in March 21-23, 2014. The CGI University event...

June 3, 2015 Nelson Mullins Expands Real Estate Practice

Daily Report Online - Nelson Mullins has a large real-estate finance practice, based on îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî, Hollingsworth said, and it is expanding other real estate practice areas. Hitch, 41, has...

June 3, 2015 Canada Considers Tariffs on Meat, Wine, and Other Goods From United States

The Daily Meal - Earlier this week, the îWorld Trade Organizationî ruled that country-of-origin labeling (COOL) laws acted to discriminate against livestock imported from Canada and Mexico, and rejected an appeal from...

June 3, 2015 Fast Tracking the Decline in American Power

American Thinker - The trade deficits exploded after the Uruguay round. 1986-1993, in which 123 nations participated and which created the îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) which began operations in 1995. The creation...

June 3, 2015 India to insist on permanent solution on food security

Live Mint - Trade minister Nirmala Sitharaman will raise the issue at an informal meeting of îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) trade ministers in Paris on Thursday ahead of the 10th WTO ministerial conference to be...

June 3, 2015 Focus Media to List in Shenzhen Through Jiangsu Hongda Merger

Bloomberg - Focus Media withdrew its listing from the îNasdaq Stock Marketî after the Carlyle acquisition. Muddy Waters, which led criticism of Sino-Forest Corp., first accused Focus Media of overstating its ad...

June 3, 2015 Valentine vignettes: Four local couples share stories of how they met

Greenwich Time - She lived on Bramble Lane in Riverside and he lived on Brownhouse Road in Old Greenwich, and what Jayne Weeks remembers most about dating îPeter Fusaroî at Eastern Middle ... Janice and Mikael Meyer,...

June 3, 2015 Wealthy Abu Dhabi 'tightens' belt a notch as export revenues fall

Gulf News - The emirate of about 2.4 million people is under no serious financial pressure; with the assets of its top sovereign wealth fund, îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî (ADIA), estimated at over $770 billion, it...

June 3, 2015 Labor's dead-end strategy against the TPP

Socialist Worker - As Dana Frank, author of the book Buy American: The Untold Story of Economic Nationalism, commented on resistance to the proliferation of trade deals and institutions like the îWorld Trade...

June 3, 2015 Lawmakers say Rauner must offer pension plan soon

The Herald-News - SPRINGFIELD â Gov. Bruce Rauner better put his pension-plan cards on the table if he wants lawmakers to deal him a hand that includes budget-sparing retirement-benefit reductions, two pension experts in...

June 3, 2015 Oppenheimer: 25% Upside For Small-Cap REIT Bluerock Residential

Benzinga - The existing Bluerock portfolio is 94.1 percent occupied and contains 4,131 apartment units (including 636 units of îpreferred equityî) with average rent of $1,292. Since its IPO in 2014, Bluerock has paid...

June 3, 2015 WEF on Africa opens in Cape Town

southafrica.info - The 25th îWorld Economic Forumî (WEF) on Africa began in Cape Town this morning, under the theme "Then and now: reimagining Africa's future". It ends on 5 June. It's the largest WEF meeting in the...

June 3, 2015 New photos of Kim Jong Un show dictator's weight gain, raise health concerns

FOX News - Also Monday, the îUnited Nationsî warned that a drought in North Korea could lead to severe food shortages later this year. The world body has previously said that over 17 million of North Korea's 24.6...

June 3, 2015 Big Oil & Gas Embraces Carbon Pricing

CleanTechnica - Some of these disparate industrial alliances are We Mean Business, îThe Climate Groupî, the B Team, the Corporate Leadership Group, and the International Chamber of Commerce. They, and others not...

June 3, 2015 EU votes on shareholder measures to tackle reckless companies

EurActiv.com - Anne van Schaik is Accountable Finance Campaigner at îFriends of the Earth Europeî and Megan MacInnes is Advisor at Global Witness. On June 10th the European Parliament will vote on a directive that...

June 3, 2015 Moline wastewater treatment plant undergoing $44M upgrade

Quad-Cities Times - Moline's îWaterî Pollution Control Department operates the plant ... It's being funded with an Illinois îEPAî loan and user rate increases that started in 2014. > 1862

June 3, 2015 CMBS Delinquency Rate Plunges Anew

Benzinga - These totals moved the delinquency rate down by 13 and 24 basis points, respectively, as the previously îdistressed assetsî behind them were removed from the numerator of the delinquency calculation....

June 3, 2015 "Radical transition" of economy needed to curb climate change-study

Reuters - Thomas Stocker, a senior Swiss scientist from the U.N.'s îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, said governments faced tough choices in managing the risks of warming. "The elephant in the room is what...

June 3, 2015 IKEA USA Charged with Violating Federal Labor Law

Market Watch - I expected more from IKEA. I expected that my rights would be respected.â IKEA Group is a signatory to the îUnited Nationsî îGlobal Compactî (UNGC), an international compact that...

June 3, 2015 More Health-Care Insurers Seek Big Premium Increases

Wall Street Journal - Dena Mendelsohn, a health policy analyst at îConsumers Unionî, said that Mondayâs information didnât present a full picture of insurersâ requests for the year ahead because HHS...

June 3, 2015 Mobile broadband: A catalyst for growth in Africa

Capital FM - As government and business leaders prepare to convene in Cape Town to âReimagine Africaâs Futureâ at the îWorld Economic Forumî on Africa 2015, now is an opportune time to examine the...

June 3, 2015 Form 6-K Colliers International For: Jun 01

StreetInsider - Colliers's shares are expected to begin trading on The îNASDAQ Stock Marketî ("NASDAQ") under symbol CIGI and the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") under symbol CIG on June 2, 2015. The spin-off...

June 3, 2015 Four African firms invited to join prestigious group

Independent Online - Cape Town - Four of Africaâs fastest-growing companies have been invited to join the Global Growth Companies community at the îWorld Economic Forumî on Africa as regional finalists....

June 3, 2015 Just How Risky Are ETNs'

etf.com - In late August, îXShares Advisorsî LLC confirmed to IndexUniverse.com that it was planning to close 15 of its HealthShares exchange-traded funds and make significant changes to four others that will remain...

June 3, 2015 Proxy adviser endorses all four Trian nominees

Delaware Online - Proxy advisory service îEgan-Jonesî îRatingsî Co. recommended DuPont shareholders elect all four Trian Fund Management nominees to the company's board of directors. Trian, a New York...

June 3, 2015 Consumer Reports looks to halt the spread of Superbugs

Clarksville Online - îConsumers Unionî, a division of Consumer Reports, works for pro-consumer laws and regulations in Washington, D.C., the states, and in the marketplace. With more than eight million subscribers to...

June 3, 2015 Advisory firm Hermes EOS calls for overhaul of Deutsche Bank board

Morning Star - BERLIN, May 19 (Reuters) - Shareholder adviser îHermes Equity Ownership Servicesî will call for an overhaul of Deutsche Bank's management board at an annual shareholder meeting on Thursday, a director...

June 3, 2015 Louisville hospital offers program to reverse heart disease

Wave 3 - Each year, heart disease kills more than 600,000 people, according to the îCenter for Disease Controlî. For the first time in Kentucky, a local hospital is offering a program that it says is scientifically...

June 3, 2015 Female CEOs' pay fell more than men's: survey

China Daily - Corporate governance research firm îthe Corporate Libraryî said total realized compensation -- which includes base salary, bonuses, perquisites, benefits, and the value realized on the exercise of...

June 3, 2015 2015 Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada Ranking announced

CNW Group - The Summer 2015 issue of îCorporate Knightsî features our annual Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada ranking, and special reports on solar energy and city resilience. Also find profiles of Canada's...

June 3, 2015 Data Analytic Technology: The New Game Changer

Forbes - A former Director of îGlobal Reporting Initiativeî (GRI) â providers of the worldâs leading standard for non-financial reporting â Marjella has had a front row seat in the corporate strategy...

June 3, 2015 The LBO Is Dead! Long Live the LBO!

The Wall Street Journal - the Americas president who heads the markets group for Singaporeâs state-run investment firm îTemasekî îHoldingsî Pte., borrowing a phrase from Mark Twain. Mr. Sim, speaking...

June 3, 2015 French Market Declines, But LVMH Rises

Finanznachrichten - Economists had expected the index to rise to 55.0. The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks was declining 0.89 percent, while the îStoxxî Europe 50 index, which includes...

June 3, 2015 Carlyle Group (CG) down on unit offering

BayStreet - îThe Carlyle Groupî LP (NASDAQ: CG) fell 4.3% to $29.63 after the company reported an offering of seven million common units. Share volume was one million, compared to an all-day average of 745,000 > 1862

June 3, 2015 Intel Agrees to Buy Altera

Wall Street Journal - Intel shares were down 1.6% at $33.90 and Alteraâs were up 6% to $51.80, both in Monday afternoon îNasdaq Stock Marketî trading. Intelâs bid continues a wave of consolidation in the...

June 3, 2015 European stocks slip amid Greece worries, data ahead; Dax down 0.34%

Money Control - During European morning trade, the EURO îSTOXXî 50 eased 0.02%, France's CAC 40 inched 0.02% lower, while Germany's DAX 30 slid 0.34%. Official data earlier showed that the number of unemployed people...

June 3, 2015 Qannas makes investment in Dubai hotel project

Interactive Investor - VPL is a special purpose vehicle incorporated for the investment by way of îpreferred equityî in Downtown Investments for the development of the Taj Hotel Downtown Dubai, a 296 room five star...

June 3, 2015 Yseulys Costes

Bloomberg - Ms. Yseulys Costes is the Founder of 1000mercis and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and served as its Chairman. Ms. Costes has been an Independent Director of SEB SA., since 2013. Ms. Costes has been an...

June 3, 2015 Dubai's Marka plans Dh250m investments, profitability in 2016

Emirates247 - It agreed to buy sporting goods firm Retailcorp from îIstithmarî World for Dh220m in December. It has also bought stakes in food chains, including in the popular Arabic restaurant Reem Al Bawadi....

June 3, 2015 Europe: Stocks fall to two-week low amid Greece debt standoff

The Business Times - The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index declined 1 per cent to 396.45 at the close of trading, after losing as much as 1.3 per cent. The ASE Index dropped 2.5 per cent to the lowest level in almost a month,...

June 3, 2015 Zero-fuel plane showcased in Cairo

Ahram Online - âThe îWorld Economic Forumî is putting Switzerland as the first country in terms of competitiveness, and one major reason for this is its ability to innovate. This is also mirrored by the Global...

June 3, 2015 Fitch: Frontier's Equity Offerings a Positive for Verizon Transaction Funding

Market Watch - CHICAGO, Jun 02, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Fitch Ratings believes the successful offering by Frontier Communications Corporation (Frontier; NYSE: FTR) of common and mandatory îpreferred equityî in the...

June 3, 2015 Bluerock Residential Growth REIT Invests in Cheshire Bridge, a Class A 285-Unit Luxury Apartment Development Project in Atlanta

CNN Money - This compares very favorably to estimated market cap rates of 4.50% to 5.25% for comparable product. BRG made a îpreferred equityî investment of approximately $15.5 million which, in conjunction with an...

June 3, 2015 Nevada City Council to review proposed budget for new fiscal year

The Union - The proposed budget also highlights îCalPERSî employer contribution rate increases, and cost of living increases for employees, which Olson says the city has continued to save reserves to fund. The largest...

June 3, 2015 Latest News - Page 1514

nj1015.com - The National Transportation Safety Board says it has recovered the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder from the private jet that crashed this weekend in Massachusetts, killing Philadelphia Inquirer...

June 3, 2015 Danforth exits Bryan Cave, joins Dowd Bennett law firm

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Dowd Bennett has grown to more than two dozen attorneys representing some of the countryâs biggest companies in business disputes, including Wal-Mart, îMonsantoî, Emerson, and...

June 3, 2015 Randgold Fights Technical Issues, Eyes Growth At Tongon

Seeking Alpha - Randgold has disciplined invest criteria for new projects: 20% return using a $1 000/oz gold price with minimum deposit size of 3Moz. And the company is in a great position to acquire any îdistressed...

June 3, 2015 MAS still recruiting cabin crew, according to website

The Malaysian Insider - MAS owner, îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî unveiled a 12-point comprehensive exercise for the flag carrier last year to return the airline into profitability by 2017. Under the plan, Khazanah will...

June 3, 2015 Stakeholders vow mining industry transparency

BusinessMirror. - Scores of representatives from the Philippine government and mining companies pledged on Tuesday to abide by the terms of the îExtractive Industries Transparency Initiativeî (EITI) during a forum at...

June 3, 2015 U.S. Stocks Pare Losses, Awaiting Greek Resolution

NASDAQ - Germany's DAX lost 0.8%, paring losses of more than 1% earlier. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index declined 0.8%. U.S. stocks have traded in a close range near record highs in recent weeks, as investors await...

June 3, 2015 Financial markets ignore climate impacts at their peril - experts

one.trust.org - BARCELONA, May 28 (îThomson Reutersî Foundation) - Financial markets have yet to ... Senegal and Peru that have substantial experience of environmental protection and îsustainableî...

June 3, 2015 What To Expect From The WEF-Africa 2015 In Cape Town

AFKinside - Business leaders from across Africa and the rest of the world are meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, to debate past progress and future prospects for the continents economies at the 25th îWorld Economic...

June 3, 2015 Get ready for El Nino to last right through 2015, FAO warns

Live Mint - Jakarta/Melbourne: The El Nino thatâs developing around the world may last through this year, according to the Food & Agriculture Organization, the îUnited Nationsîâ body that seeks to...

June 3, 2015 Ebola: Ban Ki-moon Convenes Recovery Conference July

Leadership - îUnited Nationsî Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, on Wednesday announced that he will convene an international Ebola recovery conference next month. According to Mr. Ban who made this known to the UN...

June 3, 2015 Is Kentucky ready for a soda tax'

The Richmond Register - Moreover, the billions of dollars that a soda tax might generate âcould be used to mount public health campaigns,â says Michael Jacobson, executive director of the îCenter for Science in...

June 3, 2015 Social Security Fund earns 60b yuan from banking investments

China Daily - China's Social Security fund has earned 60 billion yuan (7.5 billion U.S. dollars) from its investments in the Bank of Communication, the Bank of China and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. "The Social...

June 3, 2015 The Lessig of Evils

Wall Street Journal - and Iâve moderated many panels at the annual îClinton Global Initiativeî. Yet with each revelation of failed disclosures or the appearance of a conflict of interest from speaking fees of...

June 3, 2015 Center Parcs UK bought by Canada's Brookfield

BBC - Brookfield recently completed the takeover of London's Canary Wharf estate with the îQatar Investment Authorityî. Brookfield chief executive Ric Clark said the company saw "compelling opportunities" to grow the...

June 3, 2015 Petrobras issues $2.5 bln in bonds

MENAFN - So far demand for the bonds exceeds supply by a rate of four to one, the newspaper Valor reported. It said Standard & Poor's and îFitch Ratingsî gave the bonds a BBB- rating, which would make them...

June 3, 2015 Why Blackstone Stock May Deserve a Higher Valuation

Yahoo Finance - Itâs the highest among its peers in the alternative asset management industry, including îThe Carlyle Groupî (CG) at -4%, KKR & Co. (KKR) at 2.6%, and Apollo Global Management at -13%....

June 3, 2015 InfraREIT: Another Boundary-Pushing REIT

Seeking Alpha - Even Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B) is spending huge sums in the space, partnering with îAmerican Electric Powerî (NYSE:îAEPî) to build power lines in Texas....

June 3, 2015 Investa deal moves a step closer

dungogchronicle.com.au - CLSA's Michael Scott has named six potential buyers on the shortlist as follows, and in no particular order: Blackstone, potentially in partnership with Mirvac; DEXUS in partnership with îAbu Dhabi...

June 3, 2015 MasterCard enters Somalia

Finextra - At the îWorld Economic Forumî on Africa today, MasterCard announced its partnership with Premier Bank, becoming the first international payments network to enter Somalia. As a result of the partnership,...

June 3, 2015 The Subject Of Equality And Non-Discrimination (7)

P.M. News Nigeria - Ratification of the îInternational Labour Organizationî (ILO) Equal Remuneration Convention 1951 (No. 100) and the Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention 1958 (No. 111) Nigeria...

June 3, 2015 White House holds summit on combatting antibiotic-resistant superbugs

USA Today - Some individual members of the coalition, including îConsumers Unionî, did attend the summit. In spite of progress from the chicken industry, producers of beef, pork and turkey have not taken significant...

June 3, 2015 Zions Unveils Restructuring Plans, Updates Outlook - Analyst Blog

NASDAQ - Further, the company expects to achieve savings of $20 million in its annual dividends on îpreferred equityî for the upcoming several quarters. Regarding revenues, Zions intends to drive revenues primarily...

June 3, 2015 Memphis-based GTx Inc. regains NASDAQ minimum standard

The Commercial Appeal - Memphis-based biodrug company GTx Inc. has met îNasdaq stock marketîâs standards for remaining listed on the market after a warning about its low stock price issued last October, the...

June 3, 2015 Civil society's contribution to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals related to water

UN News Centre - Since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED, 1992), there has been a call for the broadest public participation in poverty eradication and sustainable development. Civil society is...

June 3, 2015 Bombardier to Supply 40 Additional FLEXITY 2 Trams to Belgian Transport Agency De Lijn

Wallstreet online - Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî World and North America...

June 3, 2015 As Nation Moves Toward Renewables And Efficiency, California, Massachusetts, Oregon, Colorado, And New York Are Top States In Clean Tech Leadership

Benzinga - For information on partnership packages contact Bryce Yonker, îClean Edgeî Director of Business Development, at 503-206-8448 or yonker(at)îcleanedgeî(dot)com. About îClean Edge Clean...

June 3, 2015 Housing purchase restrictions on nonresidents in China may be lifted

中æ¶çµå­æ¥ - Under the existing policy, launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî...

June 3, 2015 iTravelInsured Launches New Travel Protection Plan Options

Benzinga - The Crum & Forster group of companies is rated A (Excellent) by îAM Bestî Company 2014. Not all coverage is available in all jurisdictions. *Travel Assistance Services are provided by International...

June 3, 2015 When the Search for Yield Leads to Shipping

Institutional Investor - Pension fund investors in shipping include Finlandâs â¬37 billion ($40.35 billion) îIlmarinenî, which has bought tankers and oil platform supply vessels, and Liverpoolâs...

June 3, 2015 Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (ARI) is Trading Higher on Unusual Volume for June 02

Equities - Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc is a real estate investment trust that focuses on originates, acquires, invests in and manages performing commercial first mortgage loans, subordinate financings,...

June 3, 2015 'Water Footprint' Promotes Sustainable And Fair Use Of Water Resources

Science Daily - Together with six global partners including the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and UNESCO, the University of Twente in The Netherlands will found îthe Water Footprint Networkî on October 16, 2008....

June 3, 2015 Brisbane toll road group to be put on block

The Australian - Momentum is building for the sale of the $1.3 billion-plus BrisConnections, with Transurban and its partners, Australian Super and the îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî, returning to acquisition mode...

June 3, 2015 Watchdog Addresses Cable Competition

Voice Of The Broaocasting Industry - The îConsumers Unionî wrote a letter to all five FCC commissioners expressing its surprise at the presumption of competition the FCC seems ready to install, since there is in fact...

June 3, 2015 Guest column: Carbon standards can cut emissions and spur investment

MLive - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials recently released groundbreaking standards that will set limits on the amount of carbon dioxide that existing power plantsâthe single largest sources of carbon...

June 3, 2015 Kashmir is 'unfinished agenda of partition': Pak Army Chief Raheel Sharif

Zee News - Kashmir and Pakistan are inseparable.â âWhile we wish peace and stability in the region, we want Kashmir's just resolution in the light of îUnited Nationsî resolutions and as per aspirations of...

June 3, 2015 RANKED: The 8 unhealthiest restaurant dishes in America

The Business Insider - A new report by the îCenter for Science in the Public Interestî has identified the unhealthiest restaurant meals in America. The center's nutrition experts reviewed menus at 200 restaurant...

June 3, 2015 Stocks advance broadly after Intel, Altera deal

Denver Post - The gains were modest but broad. Eight of the 10 industry sectors in the îStandard and Poor'sî 500 index ended higher, led by industrial stocks with a gain of 0.4 percent. The biggest gainer in the...

June 3, 2015 New York hospitals cast an acquisitive eye toward New Jersey

Crain's New York Business - according to îFitch Ratingsî. The merger activity is driven by New Jersey nonprofit hospitals' efforts to shore up their market positions and balance sheets. "Hospital expenses are often...

June 3, 2015 Fitch upgrades Paratus AMC's servicer ratings

Financial Reporter - Paratus AMC, parent company of BTL lender Foundation Home Loans, has seen the work it has undertaken on its existing mortgage book rewarded by having its UK Special Servicer Ratings upgraded from...

June 3, 2015 Fitch Rates Bharti Airtel's Proposed USD Notes 'BBB-(EXP)'

Reuters - (The following statement was released by the rating agency) SINGAPORE/SYDNEY, June 03 (Fitch) îFitch Ratingsî has assigned Bharti Airtel Limited's (Bharti, BBB-/Stable) proposed US dollar senior unsecured...

June 3, 2015 Obesity: A Disease By Any Other Name

wbur's Common Health - When the American Medical Association declared obesity a disease last year, most of us â advocates who work to help those with obesity â were thrilled. We saw the new definitionâs...

June 3, 2015 Hedge Fund Billionaires Don't Increase Inequality

Forbes - A few big pension funds, including îCALPERSî (the California Public Employees Retirement System), the biggest pension fund of all, have, in fact, done exactly that, exiting from all hedge fund investments....

June 3, 2015 10 things you didn't know about the Tesla Model S

MSN - Copyright © 2006-2015 îConsumers Unionî of U.S. Tempur-Pedic made its name with memory-foam mattresses, tracing its roots âto NASAâs innovative technology to protect astronauts.â...

June 3, 2015 Ben Bernanke sounds warning on cybersecurity

Finance Asia - Meanwhile, the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî in October last year issued a circular to banks and other institutions with enhanced requirements for data protection. âThere is obviously...

June 3, 2015 6 of the worst restaurant meals in the US

Tree Hugger - A single meal with 3,600 calories takes the prize at the Xtreme Eating Awards from the îCenter for Science in the Public Interestî. Each year the nutritionists at the îCenter for Science in the...

June 3, 2015 Trend THREE of SEVEN in Seven Weeks of Seven Trends in Sustainability Funding for Agriculture

Ag Web - Obviously, thatâs broader than the side of a barn, but in terms of grant funding it means that a variety of initiatives and projects on the farm could be grant-worthy. Let me provide a couple of examples. Iâd...

June 3, 2015 India Rate Cut to Lowest Since 2013

Bloomberg - an outlook that disappointed investors looking for more cuts to spur weak economic growth. Prashant Sawant, Senior Economist at Verisk îMaplecroftî, explained more on âThe Pulse.â > 1862

June 3, 2015 Sustainability in the spotlight keeps banks on guard against greenwash | afr.com

Australian Financial Review - The bank did not comment on how investment decisions have changed. Within the finance industry, views on the îEquator Principlesî themselves are mixed. Modelled partly on the World...

June 3, 2015 One year of Modinomics

Al JAZEERA - But has he managed to deliver' Prashant Sawant, an economist at Verisk îMaplecroftî joins Counting the Cost via Skype to talk about Modi's efforts to turn around India's underperfoming economy. > 1862

June 3, 2015 Dollar General, Cracker Barrel, Delta, TravelCenters and PVH are big market movers

Finance Yahoo - NEW YORK, N.Y. - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: NYSE Dollar General Corp., up $2.17 to $74.98 The discount...

June 3, 2015 Misunderstanding The Nexus Between National Security and Environmental Issues: Back to the Future

Forbes - Never ratified by the U.S. Senate, that international agreementâlargely a product of the corrupt îUnited Nationsî Environment Program and various European Union stalking horses in developing...

June 3, 2015 Prentice says 'die is cast' on controversial upgrader project

Canada - He also recently warned against the kind of direct investment in private businesses undertaken by the PC governments of the 1970s and 1980s â at times using the îAlberta Heritage Savings Trust Fundî...

June 3, 2015 Budget talks will highlight Council meeting Tuesday

Victorville Daily Press - Additionally, discussions Tuesday will include îCalPERSî employee contributions. The Council meeting starts at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 14343 Civic Drive. > 1862

June 3, 2015 Who Do Affluent Investors Contact about Socially Responsible Investing'

MILLIONAIRE CORNER - So you want to be a socially îresponsible investorî. You want to make investments that encourage corporations to improve their practices on environmental, social and governance issues and get a...

June 3, 2015 San Bernardino, state officials lobby Gov. Jerry Brown for help

The Sun - âWe dispute the justification for this,â the letter says, âgiven îCalPERSîâ self-asserted role as a âconduit.ââ 2. Remove the cash hold and threat to decertify the...

June 3, 2015 House budget bill a catch-all for lawmakers' priorities

Berkshire Eagle - Rep. James Murphy, D-Weymouth, filed an amendment to expand the nine-member îPension Reserves Investment Management Boardî to include representatives from the Associated Industries of Massachusetts...

June 3, 2015 The trend towards board term limits is based on faulty logic

Brookings - In the US, the îCouncil of Institutional Investorsî, which represents many public pension funds, urges its members to consider length of tenure when voting on directors at corporate elections. The council...

June 3, 2015 Hospitals Expected More of a Boost From Health Law

Wall Street Journal - The health lawâs expansion of Medicaid in many states hasnât benefited nonprofit hospitals in those states as expected, according to a new report by îMoodyâsî Investors Service....

June 3, 2015 New Vehicle Safety Improvement Act is poised to help car consumers

Consumer Reports - This dangerous gap in federal law is one of many addressed in the Vehicle Safety Improvement Act of 2015, which the House should take up without delay," said William Wallace, policy analyst at îConsumers...

June 3, 2015 Blake W. Sherry

Bloomberg - Mr. Blake W. Sherry is the Chief Operating Officer at îOhio Public Employees Retirement Systemî. He was also the Director of Information Technology at the firm. To contact îOhio Public Employees...

June 3, 2015 Sustainability Reporting Made Easy!

Pro Bono Australia - The architect of the new free service is the îSustainable Investment Research Instituteî (SIRIS), a dedicated social and environmental investment research group. The database development was made...

June 3, 2015 Japan Government Too Bullish on Nuclear Role by 2030, BNEF Says

Bloomberg - Japanâs expectation that nuclear generation will account for as much as 22 percent of its electricity in 2030 is overly optimistic, Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî said. Factoring in costs and the...

June 3, 2015 China Confirms First Case Of MERS Virus Came From South Korea

International Business Times - âAs we we have said before, the possibility of MERS transferring into Guangdong is very high,â He Jianfeng, the director of the Guangdong Provincial îCenter for Disease...

June 3, 2015 Local student wins ag leader scholarship

The Daily Advocate - LAURA â Franklin Monroe High School student Grant Brown has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from Americaâs Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, a new program sponsored by the îMonsantoî Fund....

June 3, 2015 Citing a "Troubling Lack of Responsiveness" at Hospitality Properties Trust, ISS recommends shareholders vote the Blue Card, says UNITE HERE

Benzinga - UNITE HERE represents hospitality workers and is a member of the îCouncil of Institutional Investorsî. Its members are beneficiaries of pension funds with over $60 billion in assets. Since 2012, UNITE HERE...

June 3, 2015 Cranston's Bond Rating Ticks Up from A to AA-

Patch - Cranstonâs bond rating has just been upgraded by Standard & Poorâs from A to AA- and it couldnât have come at a better time, said the mayor of Rhode Islandâs third largest city. Cranston Mayor...

June 3, 2015 A.M. Best Revises Outlook to Stable for Armed Forces Insurance Exchange

TMCnet.com - A.M. Best has revised the outlook to stable from negative and affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of B++ (Good) and the issuer credit rating (ICR) of "bbb" of Armed Forces Insurance Exchange (AFIE)...

June 3, 2015 Center Parcs sold to Canadian property giant

Daily Telegraph - In April, the firm completed its joint £2.6bn takeover of Songbird Estates, the owner of Canary Wharf, with the îQatar Investment Authorityî. Qatar also has a stake in Brookfield itself,...

June 3, 2015 How Can the World Secure $100 Billion in Climate Finance'

WRI - The Bonn Climate Change Conference has just begun, the G7 Summit is just a few days away, and the COP21 îUnited Nationsî climate conference is fewer than six months away. International leaders are negotiating...

June 3, 2015 Pizza Hut and Taco Bell To Eliminate Artificial Ingredients

MARKET DAILY NEWS - It may be contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals and occasionally causes severe hypersensitivity reactions,âastudy by the îCenter for Science in the Public Interestî found in 2010....

June 3, 2015 Popularity of Poultry Heightens Chance of Illness from Salmonella Poisoning

inewsnetwork.org - âThe strains of salmonella that are showing up on these chickens arenât the ones our grandmother knew about,â Caroline Smith DeWaal of the îCenter for Science in the Public...

June 3, 2015 Higher productivity seen lifting across Asia-Pacific economies

BusinessMirror. - EMEAP is a cooperative forum of 11 central banks and monetary authorities in the East Asia and Pacific region comprising the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Peopleâs Bank of China, the îHong Kong...

June 3, 2015 How the Dow Jones Industrial Average Fared on Monday

New York Times - The gains were modest, but broad. Eight of the 10 industry sectors in the îStandard and Poor'sî 500 index ended higher, led by industrial stocks with a gain of 0.4 percent. The Dow Jones industrial...

June 3, 2015 US Russell stock index adjustments could produce $40bn trade flurry on June 26

MENAFN - Unlike index operators like îStandard and Poor'sî, which adds and removes components throughout the year, Russell reconstitutes its indexes just once. Russell will rank stocks based mostly on market...

June 3, 2015 Intersolar - EcoFasten Solar Launches Rock-It System: Rail-Free Mounting, ETL Listed to UL 2703

altenergymag.com - The Rock-It System conforms to UL Subject 2703, bearing the ETL Listed mark by îIntertekî© Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), and holds a Class A Fire Class Resistance...

June 3, 2015 Alaska Editorial: Governor's conference will begin much-needed revenue discussion

m.juneauempire.com - The best bet for a sustainable solution to cover a good deal of the deficit is the Percent of Market Value plan drafted by the îAlaska Permanent Fund Corporationî in 1999 and selected as the best...

June 3, 2015 ILO head calls for global debate on future of work

Recruiter - îInternational Labour Organizationî (ILO) director-general Guy Ryder has called for a global debate on the future of work during his opening address to the 104th International Labour Conference. He listed...

June 3, 2015 Three quarters of business leaders reckon climate impacts threaten bottom line

Business Green - His comments were echoed by Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, chairman of the Foundation for the îUNî îGlobal Compactî and former chairman of Shell and Anglo American, who urged board members to take...

June 3, 2015 Medical bill too high' Question it first, pay later

Orange County Register - But I virtually lose it when my bill is more than it should be. A survey last month by îConsumers Unionî found that nearly 1 in 4 Californians with private insurance faces surprise medical...

June 3, 2015 CRedit360, Urjanet Team Up to Help Reporting Companies Cut Costs

Environmental Leader - CRedit360 is one of the two initial software providers that include RobecoSAMâs new îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Indices (DJSI) XBRL framework, allowing required information to be...

June 3, 2015 Craft Beer Industry Boldly Brews With Sustainability In Mind

mintpressnews.com - (îBusiness for Innovative Climate and Energy Policyî, or BICEP, is a coalition of businesses coordinated by Ceres push for broad, non-partisan energy and climate legislation.) According to...

June 3, 2015 UAE ADIA's assets under management stand at USD773b

MENAFN - (MENAFN) îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî (ADIA) registered assets under management of about USD773 billion due to amplified capabilities and additional workforce, Arabian Business reported. As one of the...

June 3, 2015 Technologies Available to Make Food Supply Safer

The Voice of Agriculture - TAMPA, Fla., January 19, 2003 â Safer foods are born of good technology and good policy, with good science at the base, according to Dr. Charles Sizer, the director of the îNational Center...

June 3, 2015 A blanket ruling on pensions could devastate City Hall and CPS

Chicago Tribune - The worst outcome for citizens would be if the îIllinoisî îSupreme Courtî says pensions can't be touched. Will the people of îIllinoisî get a win on pensions' Or will the...

June 3, 2015 Pungent ginger components modulates human cytochrome P450 enzymes in vitro

Nature - Ginger rhizome is used worldwide as a spicy flavor agent. This study was designed to explore the potential effects of pungent ginger components, 6-, 8-, and 10-gingerol, on human cytochrome P450 (CYP450) enzymes that are...

June 3, 2015 Assembly passes measure to protect consumers from costly out-of-network doctor bills

89.3 KPCC - Nearly one in four privately insured Californians receive this type of unexpected medical bill, according to a îConsumers Unionî survey published last month. The legislation now moves on to the state...

June 3, 2015 Fight brewing over adding two seats to state pension board

The Boston Globe - The stateâs îPension Reserves Investment Management boardî already has nine members. The measure would add a tenth seat for the MACRS president. White had originally sought to make the 11th...

June 3, 2015 Canada says no danger posed by U.S. anthrax shipment

Toronto Sun - (îCenter for Disease Controlî/Handout via Reuters) OTTAWA - The Canadian government confirmed on Tuesday that it received an anthrax sample kit from the U.S Department of Defense that might have...

June 3, 2015 Hey: Yes, the NAIC is talking to you

Life Health Pro - The guidance encourages insurers, agencies and producers to secure data and maintain security with nationally recognized efforts, such as those embodied in the îNational Institute of Standards and...

June 3, 2015 Seize the Sustainable Future

Today's Zaman - a visiting scholar at Tsinghua School of Economics and Management, and a senior fellow of the Global Green Growth Institute and the îInternational Institute for Sustainable Developmentî. > 1862

June 3, 2015 Enter the Chief Stretch Officer

Eco-business - The second was in Seoul, where I keynoted the îUNî îGlobal Compactîâs Leaders Summit on the post-2015 agenda. Both were encouraging, but then the third saw that icy dip. A...

June 3, 2015 Henrik Madsen: 'It's an honour for me to join the UNGC Board'

theguardian.com - President and CEO of DNV GL, Henrik Madsen, joins the board of the îUNî îGlobal Compactî and through his appointment, will seek to encourage action and collaboration in northern Europe...

June 3, 2015 Exxon, BP Among Explorers Urged to Disclose Fracking Data

Bloomberg - The report was released by Boston Common Asset Management LLC, Green Century Capital Management Inc., îInvestor Environmental Health Networkî and As You Sow. Companies that disclose steps to reduce...

June 3, 2015 USA TODAY analysis: Many CEOs took a pay cut in 2009

usatoday30.usatoday.com - Nearly two-thirds of CEOs took a pay cut in 2009. The analysis looked at 121 S&P 500 companies that filed proxies this year that were processed by îThe Corporate Libraryî by March 24....

June 3, 2015 WattStopper Releases Next Generation Power Packs

utilitydive.com - WattStopper Releases Next Generation Power Packs -- SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- WattStopper Releases Next Generation Power Packs Code- and retrofit-ready BZ-200 and BZ-250 are the most...

June 3, 2015 WHO cancer agency to classify more pesticides

Agri Pulse - In the same request to EPA, the Center for Food Safety, îConsumers Unionî, Environmental Working Group and others, also asked that the agency reconsider its registration of Dow AgroSciences' dual...

June 3, 2015 Malaysia Defence Minister: I'm not quitting

AsiaOne - In response, Hishammuddin had tweeted that he agreed with the ultimatum but set three conditions - that there be rationalisation of 1MDB, îaccountabilityî and transparency. > 1862

June 3, 2015 Prologis Closes $5.9B KTR Buyout; Core FFO Outlook Up - Analyst Blog

Yahoo Finance - L.P. The acquisition took place through Prologis U.S. Logistics Venture (âUSLVâ) in a 55â45 consolidated joint venture with Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which is the manager of the...

June 3, 2015 Fossil fuel split: Oil and gas companies 'demonize' coal as climate deal nears

FOX News - "You are seeing them demonizing the coal industry in order to benefit from it," said Jesse Bragg of Corporate îAccountabilityî International. "But the solution is not a different type of fossil fuel; it's...

June 3, 2015 Chris Christie's Common Core Flip Flop

US News and World Report - The îaccountabilityî â for teachers and schools â that comes with the new standards is the deal-breaker. So when teachers unions talk about Common Core complaints, for the most...

June 3, 2015 Zions Bancorporation Announces Corporate Restructuring And Positive Operating Leverage Initiative

Bloomberg - Additionally, as has also been previously communicated, over the next several quarters the Company expects to achieve a reduction of approximately $20 million of annual dividends on îpreferred equityî....

June 3, 2015 Some in Saco still want clarity on city administrator hiring

Journal Tribune - After taking the month of January off, Michaud came back to work as the cityâs administrator, receiving retirement benefits from the îMaine Public Employees Retirement Systemî in addition to...

June 3, 2015 Séché Environnement: Changes in Corporate Governance

Finanzen - The Board of Directors henceforth includes numerous personalities with varied profiles: entrepreneurs, leaders of industry and financiers. They bring their complementary experience of the markets and businesses which...

June 3, 2015 South African Deputy President To Earn At Least $200 Million From Sale Of Investment Firm

Forbes - Though the terms of the deal were not disclosed, Ramaphosa is expected to earn at least $200 Million from the sale, using a 2011 transaction in which the îChina Investment Corporationî paid $245 million for a...

June 3, 2015 Use of Public Funds without Oversight Mars Escondido Charter Schools

sandiegofreepress.org - The Times of San Diego has reported that îCalStrsî is reviewing the complaint filed by the authors of the article. We are not pension or accounting experts which is why, as citizens and...

June 3, 2015 Islamic finance to the fore

The Star Online - âSovereigns may not be willing to adopt such structures if they may risk losing control of the asset, or if they do not have the necessary regulation and legislation allowing them to do so,â...

June 3, 2015 Guest commentary: Sustaining the vibrant ecology and economy in SWF

Naples Daily News - The îFinancial Crisis Inquiry Commissionî actually investigated this claim and found that the Great Recession and Florida's economic collapse was not due to our growth management policies. No...

June 3, 2015 Abu Dhabi SWF moves more investments in-house

asiaasset.com - The îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî (ADIA), one of the worldâs top sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) with an estimated US$773 billion in assets, said it is increasing the proportion of investments...

June 3, 2015 Climate Change Threatens Quechua and Their Crops in Peru's Andes

Truth Out - Pisac, Peru - In this town in Peru's highlands over 3,000 metres above sea level, in the mountains surrounding the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Quechua Indians who have lived here since time immemorial are worried...

June 3, 2015 Did Ramaphosa just score R2.5 billion'

businesstech.co.za - Forbes said it used a 2011 transaction in which the îChina Investment Corporationî paid $245 million for a 25% stake in the firm, as a benchmark. It further cited a local investment banker as...

June 3, 2015 Kadir suspects Anwar may be tempted to endorse Najib

freemalaysiatoday.com - Already, Husni Hanadzlah has confirmed that the Abu Dhabi-based International Petroleum Investment Co (IPIC) and its subsidiary îAabar Investmentsî PJS would lend 1MDB USD1 billion (RM3.6...

June 3, 2015 Reorient boss no close pal of Ma

The Standard - Ko is a securities industry veteran, specializing in buying and selling îdistressed assetsî. Reorient was once a failed brokerage. The stock fell 2.87 percent to HK$22.00 yesterday. Ali Pictures Group...

June 3, 2015 Malaysia meets to convince Fitch it's economy still positive

The Star Online - PETALING JAYA: Finance Ministry officials are reported to have met representatives from îFitch Ratingsî late yesterday to convince the rating agency that Malaysiaâs economy âis still...

June 3, 2015 Why Parizeau is mourned as an elder statesman

Globe and Mail - Patrick Lagacé is a columnist for Montrealâs La Presse. Quebec Liberal Premier Philippe Couillard has announced that former Parti Québécois premier Jacques Parizeau...

June 3, 2015 Chicago pensions move to center stage

Market Watch - Moodyâs Investor Services cut Chicagoâs bond rating from Baa2 to Ba1; Standard & Poorâs lowered the Cityâs rating from A+ to A-; and îFitch Ratingsî cut Chicagoâs...

June 3, 2015 Jobs & Internships

foodandwaterwatch.org - Food & Water Watch is a leading national consumer advocacy îorganizationî that runs dynamic, cutting edge campaigns challenging the corporate control and abuse of our food and water...

June 3, 2015 ADIA managed more assets in-house in 2014

Gulf News - Abu Dhabi: The îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî (ADIA), one of worldâs largest sovereign funds, on Tuesday said it has managed more of its assets in-house in 2014 compared to the previous year. In...

June 3, 2015 Sovereign wealth transparency, of sorts

Opalesque Hedge Fund News - The annual report for the îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî is out. Want to know how to invest like a sovereign wealth fund' Read on, but anyone interested in actual numbers best brace for...

June 3, 2015 Hurdles before illicit funds repatriation

The Guardian - Nigeria - Civil society shadow report of the Nigeria Network on Stolen Assets (NNSA) published by ANEEJ on the Public Expenditure Management and Financial îAccountabilityî Review (PEMFAR) (2005) on the...

June 3, 2015 Legislation lacks, as technology progresses

neurope.eu - This was one of many topics discussed at a panel, Tuesday, hosted by the îCenter for European Policy Studiesî. Sergio Carrera, senior research fellow for CEPS, chaired the panel, others on the panel;...

June 3, 2015 Pittsburgh has paid $5 million since 2010 for lawsuits against police

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Chief Cameron McLay was hired in September and among his mandates from the mayor was increased îaccountabilityî. In the past, civil claims, âjust didnât matter. We paid the bill...

June 3, 2015 Five things you need to know, and the Star Trek actor delivering a local university's commencement address

Big News Network - Here are the five most important things you need to know to help start your busy business day: Goldberg, PRIM board wont support white male-dominated boards The Massachusetts îPension Reserves Investment...

June 3, 2015 The Psychology Of Why So Many People Are Anti-GMO

Co.EXIST - (Montagu is a longtime advocate and researcher in the field of GMOsâhe received the World Food Prize in 2013, along with scientists from Syngenta Biotechnology and îMonsantoî.) "If one grows...

June 3, 2015 Artur Rasizade re-elected as chairman

News - A regular meeting of the Supervisory Board of the îState Oil Fundî of îAzerbaijanî (SOFAZ) was held on June 1. Oxu.Az reports with reference to the Fund that the annual report on the activities of...

June 3, 2015 Syngenta prepares for second takeover bid

Fresh Fruit Portal - Swiss multinational Syngenta (VTX: SYNN) reportedly believes rival îMonsantoî Company (NYSE:MON) could make another bid to acquire the group within a matter of days, according to website...

June 3, 2015 Auction postponed to allow bidders more time

The Times Tribune - îFitch Ratingsî, an agency that rates the financial worthiness of bonds, securities, trusts and other investments, recently downgraded the certificates issued to buyers of a pool of loans that...

June 3, 2015 Man charged with two counts of first-degree murder

Muskogee Phoenix - Eleno Maldonado Jr., 24, of îMoodysî was arrested May 28 and appeared in Muskogee County District Court where he was ordered to be held without bond at the Muskogee County/City Detention Facility....

June 3, 2015 Hundreds of RBC Royal Bank employees strive to protect water

Yahoo Finance - For more information, please visit rbc.com. RBC is recognized among the world's financial, social and environmental leaders and is listed on the 2015 îDow Jones Sustainabilityî World Index, the DJSI...

June 3, 2015 U.N. Envoy to Syria: Assad Must Go

Daily Beast - Staffan de Mistura, the îUnited Nationsîâ Special Envoy to Syria, who recently called Bashar al-Assad a âpart of the solution,â now says the dictator has to got to go and should be...

June 3, 2015 MassPrim Reshuffles Leadership

pevc.dowjones.com - (c) 2015 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Massachusetts îPension Reserves Investment Management Boardî, which oversees some $62 billion in assets for various state pension funds, has named Sarah...

June 3, 2015 Reflecting on Personal Values Offers Protection From Effects of Stress, UCLA Psychologists Report

UCLA Newsroom - Those who reflected îonvaluesî they consider meaningful, regardless of what those values were, hadsignificantly lower cortisol levels. Cortisol is a hormonereleased during stressful events; when...

June 3, 2015 Blackstone makes close to 4 times money on sale of Center Parcs to Brookfield

The Deal Pipeline - Brookfield is best known in the U.K for its recent takeover of London's Canary Wharf Group plc through the hostile acquisition of Songbird Estates plc together with îQatar Investment Authorityî. It...

June 3, 2015 Through reunion and other activities, IU builds on strong ties across Southeast Asia

viewpoints.iu.edu - Panelists included women who today are the deputy governor of Bangkok, Thailand; someone who oversees financial services policy and regulation in Indonesia; and one of the founding members of the îGlobal...

June 3, 2015 Stephen Hine

Bloomberg - Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Ethical Investment Research Services (îEIRISî) Ltd. Mr. Stephen Hine serves as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Ethical Investment Research Services (îEIRISî)...

June 3, 2015 Stocks mostly rising following Intel deal for chip designer

Daily Item - Six of 10 industry sectors of the îStandard and Poor'sî 500 index were higher, led by health care companies. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 36 points, or 0.2 percent, to 18,046 as of...

June 3, 2015 No problem in iron ore: Costello

Business Spectator - îFuture Fundî chairman Peter Costello has added his voice to the chorus ... âYou can always say whatâs the harm in any inquiry,â Mr Costello told the Minerals Council of...

June 3, 2015 Carbon Trust: Boards Blind to Both Risks and Opportunities from Climate Change and Resource Scarcity beyond the Business Planning Horizon

Business Wire - Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Chairman of the Foundation for the îUNî îGlobal Compactî, said: âThe report highlights the dichotomy of the two realities acknowledged by most businesses...

June 3, 2015 Repsol YPF (MCE:REP) publishes 2008 Corporate Responsibility Report

reportalert.info - The Report has been developed according to the G3 Guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative and the îAccountAbility AA1000î standard. In addition, an independent external consultant has verified...

June 3, 2015 Amyris Announces Designation of Bram Klaeijsen, Seasoned Global Business Leader From Cargill, to Board of Directors

Financial Content - Klaeijsen is a seasoned business leader from Cargill, Inc. ("Cargill") and has served in various roles with affiliates of îTemasekî îHoldingsî ("îTemasekî"). Klaeijsen is...

June 3, 2015 Africa Leadership Forum names new head

Punch - âHe has also served on several expert groups such as African Union Gender Working Group (2004), Task Force on Common Agricultural Policy for West Africa (2004), FIX NIGERIA Working Group (2006), îUnited...

June 3, 2015 Dunkin' Donuts Introduces New OREO® And Chips Ahoy!® Flavored Iced Coffees And Coolatta® Frozen Beverages

The Street - Mondelez International is a proud member of the Standard and Poor's 500, NASDAQ 100 and îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Index. Visit www.mondelezinternational.com or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/MDLZ....

June 3, 2015 Triniti named a 'Cool Vendor' for MDM by Gartner

Yahoo Finance - We're seeing companies after their experiences with their initial implementation, realize they need tools on top of the ERP to provide ownership, responsibility and îaccountabilityî of application...

June 3, 2015 US stocks rising broadly after Intel deal for chip designer

Yahoo Finance - Eight of the 10 industry sectors of the îStandard and Poor'sî 500 index were higher. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 47 points, or 0.3 percent, to 18,058 as of 3:37 p.m. Eastern...

June 3, 2015 It's in Newport News' budget: $250,000 for Apprentice School parking garage

Daily Press - That decision was made after the city's îStandard and Poor'sî credit rating was upgraded to AA-plus â its second highest grade. Each day, the Daily Press highlights individual line items from state...

June 3, 2015 What the Vanke-Wanda partnership means for New York

The Real Deal - They want to get away from having to put a huge amount of capital into every project,â said Su Aik Lim, director of Asia Pacific Corporates at îFitch Ratingsî. Lim described the new strategy as...

June 3, 2015 Alastair Hanton

Bloomberg - Alastair Hanton served as a Deputy Managing Director of Girobank. Alastair Hanton served as Chairman of the EIRIS Foundation at îEthical Investment Research Servicesî (EIRIS) Ltd. Alastair Hanton served as...

June 3, 2015 British government asks Egypt to open Gaza crossing

Al Bawaba - The blockade, which the îUnited Nationsî says infringes basic human rights, has resulted in a desperate humanitarian situation in the territory. 70 to 80 percent of Gazans live below the poverty line while...

June 3, 2015 Sovereign Wealth Funds: The Governance Challenge

Carnegie Europe - îChileîâs îEconomic and Social Stabilization Fundî and its îPension Reserve Fundî, Russiaâs National Wealth and Reserve Funds, the Korea Investment Corporation and...

June 3, 2015 Oil and gas turn their backs on coal as climate deal nears

Connecticut Post - "You are seeing them demonizing the coal industry in order to benefit from it," said Jesse Bragg of Corporate îAccountabilityî International. "But the solution is not a different type of fossil...

June 3, 2015 Falling oil prices could hurt retirement accounts

Summit Daily News - Scott Middleton, who works with investment consulting company îInnovestî, said this mirrors the national average for retirement investments in energy at somewhere between 5 to 10 percent....

June 3, 2015 IMF economists say some countries can 'just live with' high debt

Reuters - The IMF economists did not mention many specific countries, but cited a 2014 chart from îMoody'sî Analytics that put most advanced economies, including the United States, United Kingdom and Germany, solidly...

June 3, 2015 Chicago's Credit Fall Sparks Market Debate

The Bond Buyer - Even before the Moody's junk downgrade, Chicago's ratings ranged from Moody's Baa2 to A-plus from Standard & Poor's, with îFitch Ratingsî and Kroll Bond Rating Agency in the middle at A-minus. "In...

June 3, 2015 Prime Minister Rasizade reelected chairman of SOFAZ Supervisory Board

Opalesque Hedge Fund News - Prime Minister Artur Rasizade has been reelected as the chairman of the Supervisory Board of the îState Oil Fundî of the Republic of îAzerbaijanî (SOFAZ) at its meeting in Baku....

June 3, 2015 Investors, Major Brands Call for Stronger Standards from Palm Oil Certification Group

CSR Wire - The Comptrollerâs Corporate Governance Director Patrick Doherty participated today in a press conference organized by the îsustainabilityî advocacy nonprofit, îCeresî. âCompanies and...

June 3, 2015 US stocks slip across industries in morning, led by drop in the telecommunications companies

Fox Business - Nine of the 10 industry sectors of the îStandard and Poor'sî 500 index were lower, led by telecommunications companies. The slump erased gains at the opening following news of a big acquisition in the...

June 3, 2015 Center Parcs sold to Canadian investment firm for £2.4 billion

business-reporter.co.uk - The destinations, expected to welcome more than two million guests this year, have been snapped up by Brookfield, the property group that recently teamed up with the îQatar Investment...

June 3, 2015 Qatar's 2022 World Cup Bid Marked The Beginning Of The End For FIFA's Sepp Blatter

Forbes - The 2022 World Cup was the cherry on top, but through the îQatar Investment Authorityî, the country has gained control of Paris Saint-Germain, one of Franceâs most traditional teams. The Qataris have...

June 3, 2015 Neil Young Unveils Starbucks-Mocking Music Video

Rolling Stone - In November 2014, Young called for a boycott of Starbucks because of their connection to îMonsantoî. In the song, Young also references îMonsantoî's lawsuit against Vermont after the state...

June 3, 2015 Exclusive: Cash for Slackers, Part II

Fox Business - Additionally, the Government îAccountabilityî Office says that dollar figure is underestimated by an average 9%. Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) has introduced the Federal Employee îAccountabilityî...

June 3, 2015 Abu Dhabi fund ADIA manages more of its billions in-house

Opalesque Hedge Fund News - îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî (ADIA), one of the worldâs biggest sovereign wealth funds, managed more of its money in-house last year as it strengthened its capabilities and added...

June 3, 2015 Condemning Expulsion from South Sudan of UN Deputy Special Representative

APO Source - The United States condemns the Government of South Sudanâs decision to expel the îUnited Nationsî Deputy Special Representative in South Sudan and Humanitarian Coordinator of the UN Mission in South...

June 3, 2015 STMicroelectronics Publishes Its 2014 Sustainability Report

The Street - The company continued to be included in the main Sustainability indices: îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Europe where ST obtained a top score of 100 in product quality and recall management, Euronext Vigeo,...

June 3, 2015 5 CEOs Who Are Worth Their Fat Paychecks

USNews - [See 10 companies missing the earnings boom.] But some CEOs are worth the trouble. A new report by îthe Corporate Libraryî, a corporate-governance research group, highlights 12 CEOs who get "paid for...

June 3, 2015 Buck Converter From Diodes Incorporated Raises Portable Efficiency

The Street - Further information is available at www.diodes.com. About Diodes Incorporated Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a îStandard and Poor'sî SmallCap 600 and Russell 3000 Index company, is a leading global...

June 3, 2015 Condos: A sacred trust

Times-Argus - This sacred trust must not be taken lightly. We must either restore that îaccountabilityî or risk Vermontersâ faith in our ability to govern. Over the last four years, I have traveled to over 30...

June 3, 2015 Fitch cautious on S. Korea casinos without locals

ggrasia.com - îFitch Ratingsî Inc says it has a âcautious viewâ on the South Korean casino industryâs foreigners-only venues in the light of likely competition from new or improved overseas...

June 3, 2015 Fitch Places Hutchison Whampoa on Rating Watch Evolving

Reuters - (The following statement was released by the rating agency) HONG KONG, June 03 (Fitch) îFitch Ratingsî has placed Hutchison Whampoa Limited's (Hutchison) Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating...

June 3, 2015 Dreschel: Let the public avenger do his work

Hamilton Spectator - Given his tigerish track record on existing files, Marin is the perfect candidate for establishing an aggressive standard of îaccountabilityî for the office's new reach and responsibilities. Under...

June 3, 2015 Laif Meidell: A déjà vu moment for the stock market

Reno Gazette-Journal - Though the îStandard and Poorâsî finished slightly lower, down 0.10 percent, market breadth was positive, largely due to small cap stocks which finished positive on the day. Economic news...

June 3, 2015 Test Scores Not Factor in Polk Teacher Evaluations

The Ledger - "Teachers want fair, valid and reliable measures of îaccountabilityî," Capoziello said, "not just something pasted together willy-nilly." State statute still requires student performance to be a factor in...

June 3, 2015 Govt to target industry and agriculture in coming budget 2015-16

Business Recorder - He said that Pakistan's rating, whether it is Moody's, îStandard and Poor'sî,are upgraded and declaring Pakistan one of the most favorable destination. To a question regarding low budget on...

June 3, 2015 IRS slow to secure data, senators told

Arkansas Online - Russell George. Ten of the recommendations were made more than three years ago. In addition, the Government îAccountabilityî Office issued a report in March that identified more than 50 weaknesses in...

June 3, 2015 ‘It Is Climate Change': India’s Heat Wave Now The 5th Deadliest In World History

Source: Climate Progress

A searing and continuing heat wave in India has so far killed more than 2,300 people, making it the 5th deadliest in recorded world history.

June 3, 2015 Big Trucks Emit Huge Amounts Of Carbon Every Year. The EPA Is About To Do Something About It.

Source: Climate Progress

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to propose new standards for heavy-duty trucks this week, regulations aimed at reducing carbon emissions from tractor trailers and other big trucks.

June 3, 2015 Shareholders push companies to change executive pay

Source: The Hill

Responding to pressure from investors, a third of companies say they have changed their executive pay compensation plans, according to a new survey from the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) released Tuesday.

June 3, 2015 Global economic growth has been incredibly slow this year, new report finds

Source: Washington Post

In its forecast for the world economy released Wednesday, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that global growth during the first quarter was the weakest at any point since the crisis.

June 3, 2015 Oil and gas companies 'demonize' coal as climate deal draws closer

Source: CTV News

As a global agreement to rein in climate-warming carbon emissions draws closer, oil and gas companies are increasingly talking about coal as the problem and describing themselves as a crucial part of the solution, together with...

June 3, 2015 Companies call for tougher sustainability standards for palm oil

Source: The Guardian

Industry leaders such as PepsiCo, Walmart and Starbucks banded together Monday to call for stricter certification standards for sustainable palm oil

June 3, 2015 Fed’s Brainard: First-quarter weakness makes it too early to hike rates

Source: MarketWatch

WASHINGTON — In her maiden speech on monetary policy, Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard sounded dovish, suggesting she does not support a rate increase at the upcoming June policy meeting.

June 3, 2015 OPEC to pump flat-out for months more

Source: Reuters

OPEC is set to carry on pumping oil nearly flat-out for months more, content that last year's shock market therapy has revived demand and knocked back growing competition

June 3, 2015 6.4 million Americans could lose Obamacare subsidies, federal data show

Source: Washington Post

Approximately 6.4 million Americans could lose their subsidies for health insurance if the Supreme Court rules against the Obama administration this month, according to new federal data released Tuesday.

June 3, 2015 Nestle USA to remove artificial flavors, cut salt in some foods

Source: Reuters

Nestle USA said on Tuesday it would remove artificial flavors and reduce salt by 10 percent in its frozen pizza and snack products by the end of this year.

June 3, 2015 Reframing Sustainability For China, And Future Cities

Source: Forbes

For the first time ever (as of 2012) more people – over 700 million – live in China’s urban areas than in its rural regions[1]. By 2020, about 60% of China’s population will live in cities;[2] and 300 million urban residents are...

June 3, 2015 JPMorgan is ditching voicemail to save money and employee headaches

Source: Quartz

Like almost everybody else, JPMorgan Chase employees don’t want to check voicemails anymore.

June 3, 2015 Don’t blame the Fed for widening inequality. Blame Congress

Source: Gant Dailt

Put the pitchforks down. Blaming the Federal Reserve for America’s widening income inequality isn’t fair. Yes, income inequality is a major problem, one that was worsened by the Great Recession and the sluggish recovery.

June 3, 2015 CDC: No human bird flu cases, but keep an eye out

Source: CNN

)—While deadly strains of the bird flu have not infected humans on U.S. soil, there is concern from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about keeping a watch out.

June 3, 2015 California cities cut water use 13.5% in April

Source: USA Today

A new report on California's water use shows some progress reducing use in the drought-parched state, helped in part by a wetter and colder April. California cities and towns used 13.5% less water in April 2015 than they did in...

June 3, 2015 Look who's joined Buffett-Gates Giving Pledge

Source: CNBC

Ten more billionaires have signed on to the Giving Pledge, which enters its fifth year. The effort, started by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates, encourages billionaires to give the majority of their wealth to...

June 3, 2015 U.S. Surveillance in Place Since 9/11 Is Sharply Limited

Source: NY Times

WASHINGTON — In a significant scaling back of national security policy formed after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Senate on Tuesday approved legislation curtailing the federal government’s sweeping surveillance of...

June 3, 2015 Automakers see strong sales in May

Source: USA Today

Automakers reported a strong sales pace in May, helped by a improved consumer confidence, lower unemployment and moderate gas prices that propelled sales of pickups and SUVs.

June 3, 2015 Environmentalists sue over Shell plan to drill in Arctic

Source: Reuters

Several environmental groups sued the United States on Tuesday to derail Royal Dutch Shell PLC's plan to drill in the Arctic Ocean as soon as July.

June 3, 2015 EXTREME WEATHER: WHAT’S CLIMATE CHANGE GOT TO DO WITH IT?

Source: Bloomberg Climate Blog

With Atlantic hurricane season officially beginning this week, now seems like a good time to ask: how are extreme weather and climate change related? The answer: it’s complicated.

June 3, 2015 Meat with antibiotics will be reduced at federal cafetarias

Source: The Silver Ink

The resistance of dangerous strain of bacteria to antibiotics is a growing threat. It has been a great concern to providers and regulators in recent years, prompting various responses.

June 3, 2015 Shares Too Pricey? Bernanke Doesn’t Think So

Source: Wall Street Journal

Ben Bernanke doesn’t seem to think the stock market is too frothy. In his latest blog post for the Brookings Institution, the former Federal Reserve chairman said the easy-money policies used during his tenure at the central bank...

June 2, 2015 Van Alen Institute, AECOM and 100 Resilient Cities ? Pioneered by Rockefeller Foundation ? Call on Students to Propose Designs for More Resilient Urban Food, Water and Energy Systems

DESCRIPTION:LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, June 2, 2015?/3BL Media/ ? AECOM, Van Alen Institute and 100 Resilient Cities ? Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation ? today launched Urban SOS: All Systems Go, an ideas competition calling on...

June 2, 2015 Education Attracting More Brand Partnerships

Key Learnings from SPONSORIUM London Forum DESCRIPTION:Speakers at the?2nd?Sponsorium London Forum?last?week, shared further examples of how important?Learning Environments?are to the objectives of Corporate Sponsorship and...

June 2, 2015 Passeport sant? : prendre la sant? mentale au s?rieux

SUMMARY:English version Versi?n en espa?ol DESCRIPTION:Red Lake Gold Mines de Goldcorp est l?h?te d?une conversation parfaitement saine entre mineurs sur un sujet qui vous prendra par surprise: leurs sentiments. Le mois de mai...

June 2, 2015 Pasaporte para la salud: Salida de las sombras de la Salud Mental

SUMMARY:English version Version en fran?ais DESCRIPTION:En Red Lake Gold Mines de Goldcorp, una buena conversaci?n est? en marcha y ?sta se relaciona con algo que no se espera que un grupo de mineros discuta: sus...

June 2, 2015 PT Freeport Indonesia, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Publishes Biodiversity Books

DESCRIPTION:June 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Three books focusing on the biodiversity of the Mimika Regency in Papua have been published. The first book is Mangrove Estuary Shrimps of the Mimika Region, the second is Field Guide to...

June 2, 2015 A Possible Greener Future

Tech-oriented students tour National Grid's sustainability hub DESCRIPTION:By Larry Rulison High school students from the Capital Region got a glimpse last week at what National Grid customers in Clifton Park might...

June 2, 2015 Black Belt Delivers Blow to Energy Waste in Thirvullar, India

Facility team reduces overall power consumption, avoids 3,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions DESCRIPTION:6 Sigma Black Belt Maheswaran Govindan served as project lead and change agent for a major electric power conservation project...

June 2, 2015 Volunteer Engagement 2.0 Author Spotlight: Carla Lehn, California State Library

DESCRIPTION:VolunteerMatch?s new book,?Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights Changing the World, features chapters from 35 experts in the field of volunteer engagement. In?this series of blog posts, get to know...

June 2, 2015 Time Warner Cable Green Teams Mark One Year Anniversary

Employees Get Out in Communities To Make A Green Difference DESCRIPTION:By Stacy Zaja, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Here at Time Warner Cable (TWC), I?lead our?enterprise-wide ?Green Teams,? overseeing 15 employee...

June 2, 2015 4 Different Brand Ranking Systems Show Common Ties to Perceived Sustainability Performance

DESCRIPTION:By Jennifer Saunders and Bahar Gidwani Many aspects of a company?s performance affect its brand value. Marketing spend, distribution strength, and product quality all have proven effects. This study indicates that a...

June 2, 2015 #CleanEnergyU Live Dialogue at Sustainable Brands 2015 Conference

How can millennials' core values and aspirations best shape businesses' sustainable brands? DESCRIPTION:Join us live Tuesday, June 2 at 3:45 ET/12:45 PT for an engaging conversation via #CleanEnergyU and...

June 2, 2015 LGBT Rights Struggle Highlights Power of Businesses to be Voice for Equality

by Lecia Brooks DESCRIPTION:t?s easy to think the battle for LGBT rights is almost over in this country.? Public opinion has changed rapidly over the past decade, and the U.S. Supreme Court is widely expected to make same-sex...

June 2, 2015 Engagement: From Strategy to Success

Driving Employee Engagement Through Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships DESCRIPTION:?Each year, $10 billion is left unclaimed in matching gifts. That?s more than is raised in all employee workplace giving campaigns each year.? With...

June 2, 2015 Giving Back Through 10 Years of Global Volunteer Month

Annual Campaign Is Instrumental in Carrying Out Firm?s Philanthropic Mission. DESCRIPTION:At Morgan Stanley, Giving Back is an integral part of our culture. Supporting the communities in which we live and work is a priority...

June 2, 2015 Tune-In: Diversity, Innovation, and Tri-Sector Partnership in Global Public Health

Join PYXERA Global & Global Health Fellows Program II LIVE on Google Hangouts On Air, Wednesday, June 3, 2:00 ? 2:30 pm ET DESCRIPTION:Join us online for this FREE webcast Date: Wednesday, June 3 Time: 2:00 ? 2:30 pm...

June 2, 2015 CITGO and Sun Coast Resources Raised More than $140,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association at 20th Annual Jonathan Clements Texas Golf Tournament

DESCRIPTION:HOUSTON,?June 2, 2015 /3BL Media/?? CITGO Petroleum Corporation and CITGO Marketer Sun Coast Resources together helped raise more than $140,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association?s (MDA) Houston chapter during the...

June 2, 2015 Health in Action: 1 of 3 Key Pillars That Define Our CSR Approach

DESCRIPTION:Our Prescription for a Better World framework is organized around three key pillars: building healthy communities (Health in Action), protecting the planet (Planet in Balance) and creating economic opportunities...

June 2, 2015 Five Indicators Show Growth in Purpose at World?s Largest Companies

Most complete survey of societal engagement at 271 companies finds stable giving rates, strengthening business case for community investment DESCRIPTION:NEW YORK, NY,?June 2, 2015 /3BL Media/?-?CECP, in association with The...

June 2, 2015 A Link Between Stock Exchange Membership and CSR Performance

DESCRIPTION:By Bahar Gidwani CSRHub recently examined corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability rating data for the 18,991 companies in fourteen major stock exchanges.? Despite the fact that CSRHub includes 64...

June 2, 2015 Creating Business Value and Development Impact in The WASH Sector

Business Fights Poverty and the Water and Sanitation Urban Partnersip Launch New Discussion Paper DESCRIPTION:By Neil Jeffery, CEO, Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor This leadership perspective is part of a series on the...

June 2, 2015 Heading Home from Hyderabad

DESCRIPTION:Zara Marais,?an environmental scientist based in?AECOM's?Melbourne, Australia, office, took part in?Pollinate Energy?s Young Professionals Program (YPP) in Hyderabad, India, with?colleagues Sean Holmes and Louis...

June 2, 2015 Webinar Next Week: Pro Bono Service?Your Answer to Getting Critical Projects Done Without the Funding

Learn how to use Taproot+, a free online platform that connects nonprofit organizations to skilled volunteers in marketing, IT, strategy, HR, finance, and more. SUMMARY:Join us!Free Webinar: Getting Started on Taproot+?Tuesday...

June 2, 2015 The Trust for Public Land and WFTV Channel 9 Seeking Nominations for Orlando?s Environmental Volunteers

Orlando?s Cox Conserves Heroes program to honor volunteers, donate $20,000 to local environmental nonprofits DESCRIPTION:ORLANDO,?June 2, 2015 /3BL Media/?? Through its 9 Family Connection brand, WFTV Channel 9 today launched...

June 2, 2015 The Mobile Response to Nepal

DESCRIPTION:This post was written by guest blogger Wesley King, a business systems analyst at Cisco The World is Flat, not a FlatscreenI can?t deny it any longer. The apps on my mobile devices, and my social network living inside...

June 2, 2015 Engaging Veterans Through Philanthropy and Employment

DESCRIPTION:Webinar: Engaging veterans through philanthropy and employment When: Jun 3, 2015 12:00 PM ET >> Register In the United States today, there are more living military veterans than ever before. According to the...

June 2, 2015 CoClear and Columbia University Develop Business Sustainability Calculator

by Vikas Vij DESCRIPTION:As sustainability issues get increasingly linked with business profitability and brand image, a growing number of companies are keen to raise their sustainability profiles. However, one of the first...

June 2, 2015 Join HEINEKEN?s plenary session on how to intersect sustainability and marketing at Sustainable Brands conference

Sell more by selling less and drive positive impact DESCRIPTION:June 2, 2015?/3BL Media/ - DATE: June 2, 2015TIME: 11:20 am - 11:35 am Pacific TimePRESENTOR: Michael Dickstein How to intersect sustainability and marketing, sell...

June 2, 2015 Solar On and Under Fire

Solar is soaring, but some are stopping at no end to stall its success. DESCRIPTION:Solar is on fire. According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission?s (FERC) Energy Infrastructure Report, solar and wind represented 100% of...

June 2, 2015 MBA: Commercial, multifamily delinquencies keep dropping

Housing Wire - The report collects data from the commercial/multifamily delinquency rates for five of the largest investor-groups: commercial banks and thrifts, commercial mortgage-backed securities, life insurance companies,...

June 2, 2015 And then there were 9: why Lindsey Graham is entering GOP race

The Christian Science Monitor - Chief among them is Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who recently staked out that territory in a speech at the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî. Senator Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants, is...

June 2, 2015 Premiers talk diversification

Castanet - while Clark said forestry and liquefied natural gas will help make ends meet in B.C. The provincial and territorial leaders also expressed strong support for federal efforts to encourage the United States to act on a...

June 2, 2015 Another View: Repeal 'country of origin' labeling law

Lenconnect - This appeared Thursday in the New Bern (N.C.) Sun Journal: The îWorld Trade Organizationî on May 18 denounced a U.S. law requiring labels on meat products to specify where the animal was raised and...

June 2, 2015 A Real Threat: ISDS

Dissident Voice - Broad goes on to point out the irony that the ISDS process is in conflict with the îWorld Trade Organizationîâs requirement that foreign and domestic investors be treated the same. Broad also...

June 2, 2015 Whataburger changes breakfast times, citing egg shortages

AOL - The USDA said Monday it will allow Dutch companies to resume exports of pasteurized egg products to the U.S. after a hiatus of several years. The îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî last week urged quick...

June 2, 2015 Stocks slip in morning as investors sell across industries

The Roanoke Times - Nine of the 10 industry sectors of the îStandard and Poor'sî 500 index were lower, led by telecommunications companies. The slump erased gains at the opening following news of a big acquisition in...

June 2, 2015 FCC's obligation to ensure certainty: Genachoswki

Yahoo Finance - U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman, Tom Wheeler, unveils a "robocall" proposal. Julius Genachoswki, Fmr. FCC Chairman of îThe Carlyle Groupî, weighs in and also discusses cable...

June 2, 2015 ASU paid Clinton Foundation $500K for event

azcentral.com - The three-day îClinton Global Initiativeî University event featured Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who participated in a panel, said the event was not worth $500,000. >...

June 2, 2015 North Dakota Legislature: Reconvening would be first use of that power

Grand Forks Herald - A six-member interim committee is expected to meet Monday to try to resolve House and Senate differences over Senate Bill 2022, the budget bill for the îNorth Dakota Public Employees Retirement...

June 2, 2015 African Integration Vital for Global Trade Success

AllAfrica - The conference was organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat in collaboration with the îInternational Institute for Sustainable Developmentî on 26 and 27 May 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. Outcomes of discussions...

June 2, 2015 Coalition urges Brasher Town Board members to oppose ATV traffic on public roads

The Malone Telegram - The îConsumer Federation of Americaî said they have brought together a coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries caused by ATVs in response to the...

June 2, 2015 Europe's biggest O&G companies call for clear carbon pricing framework

explorationworld.com - as determined by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî. "Our industry faces a challenge: we need to meet greater energy demand with less [carbon dioxide]," the chief executives of each...

June 2, 2015 Sensex falls over 200 points ahead of RBI policy review; 12 stocks in focus

Economic Times - Read Here MAT has been very negative for foreign investors: Michael Dobson, CEO, îSchrodersî Keep Glenmark, Aurobindo part of core portfolio: Ajay Bodke, Head - Investment Strategist & Advisory,...

June 2, 2015 Energy CEOs give their outlook for rest of the year

Source: CNBC

CEOs from energy companies gathered Monday in New York for the RBC Global Energy & Power Executive Conference. CNBC 's "Power Lunch" host, Brian Sullivan, sat down with some of the top executives to talk about the outlook for the...

June 2, 2015 Zimmer: Bigger, Not Better

Seeking Alpha - Available here. Higgins. (2010). Arthur Higgins Joins Blackstone's Healthcare Team. îThe Blackstone Groupî: Press release available here. Zimmer a. (2015). Zimmer Holdings, Inc., First Quarter 2015...

June 2, 2015 European Markets Finished Mixed On Greek Worries

Finanzen - and it represented a slight upward revision from last month's flash estimate reading of 49.1. The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks increased by 0.12 percent, while the îStoxxî...

June 2, 2015 Major Oil and Gas players call for Carbon Pricing

Commodity Online - They acknowledge the current trend of greenhouse gas emissions is in excess of what the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî says is needed to limit global temperature rise to no more than 2...

June 2, 2015 Morning Briefing: House prices will drop says Bank of America analyst

mpamag.com - The MBA analysis looks at commercial/multifamily delinquency rates for five of the largest investor-groups: commercial banks and thrifts, îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî (CMBS), life insurance...

June 2, 2015 Are insurers stubbing out anti-smoking efforts'

Insurance News Net - îAssurantî Health complies with all smoking cessation requirements and has done so since the Affordable Care Act requirements went into effect," Hinderliter told me. Likewise, the association's...

June 2, 2015 Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. Completes $127.9 Million of Commercial Real Estate Debt Transactions

Yahoo Finance - îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî and other commercial real estate-related debt investments. The Company is externally managed and advised by ACREFI Management, LLC, a Delaware limited liability...

June 2, 2015 How communications powers humanity

cnbcafrica.com - we can give access to essential healthcare to millions and connect even more to the opportunities of the global marketplace. *Oliver Fortuin is participating at the îWorld Economic Forumî on Africa...

June 2, 2015 Plug Power Announces Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Expansion With Walmart Canada

LATHAM, N.Y., June 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Plug Power Inc. (Nasdaq:PLUG), a leader in providing clean, reliable energy solutions announces an expansion contract with Walmart Canada to provide 124 GenDrive fuel cells for its...[more]

June 2, 2015 Legislature likely to see special session

Troy Messenger - Boothe said the Senate had proposed taking a one-time sum of money from the îAlabama Trust Fundî to balance the budget, but the House closed for business before the Senate could put the proposal in...

June 2, 2015 DB hikes Star Bulk

TradeWinds - Taking a âmore benignâ view after meeting management of the Athens-based bulker owner, he said the upgrade was in part due to the recent drop in Star Bulkâs share price on the îNasdaq Stock...

June 2, 2015 Kuwait supports ILO efforts against unemployment - minister

KUNA - GENEVA, June 1 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Planning and Development Hind Al-Subeeh confirmed Monday her country's support of the îInternational Labour...

June 2, 2015 The business case for sustainability

Rwanda New Times - Some 1,260 companies, managing $45 trillion worth of assets, are signatories of the îUnited Nationsîâ âîprinciples for responsible investmentî,â which recognize...

June 2, 2015 1MDB Reaffirms USD$1 Billion Is A Business Transaction, No New Debts Or Loans Incurred

The Malaysian Digest - "Further to the Ministry of Finance's statement on 29 May, we have noted with concern claims from certain quarters suggesting that the USD1 billion payment from the îInternational Petroleum Investment...

June 2, 2015 CBA to face court challenge on climate resolution

Courier Mail - she continued. âCommonwealth Bank (through its wealth management arm wealth management arm) Colonial First State is a shareholder in numerous other companies and a signatory to the îUNî...

June 2, 2015 US giant chip maker Intel to buy Altera for $16.7 bn

Big News Network - Intel shares were down 1.6 percent at $33.90 on Monday afternoon in îNasdaq Stock Marketî trading. It suggested that some investors felt the deal could face regulatory hurdles, but analysts said...

June 2, 2015 Where They Stand: George Pataki on issues of 2016 campaign

Bellingham Herald - He ordered New York power plants to cut emissions that cause acid rain and smog and backed the îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî, which capped carbon emissions in a 10-state region. Pataki says...

June 2, 2015 LANXESS Announces Price Increase for Several Synthetic Elastomers

Newswire Today - LANXESS is a member of the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and DJSI Europe) and îFTSE4Goodî. > 2553

June 2, 2015 Delta's Smart Campus Showcases Latest Smart, Energy-efficient Technology at 2015 Computex

Security @IT - Since 2011, Delta has been selected as a member of the prestigious îDow Jones Sustainabilityî World Index (DJSI World) for 4 consecutive years. In 2014, Delta was ranked at the highest A-level of the...

June 2, 2015 There is a new flash point between Hong Kong and China

The Business Insider - The îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî estimates that yuan deposits in its banking system fell by CNY49 bln in Q1 from CNY1 trillion at the end of last year. In order to attract yuan deposits, local...

June 2, 2015 Consumer Reports Aims To Stop The Spread Of Superbugs

8 ABC kait8.com - îConsumers Unionî, a division of Consumer Reports, works for pro-consumer laws and regulations in Washington, D.C., the states, and in the marketplace. With more than eight million subscribers to its...

June 2, 2015 Oxidative Stress Assay Market 2015 - Global Forecast to 2020

New Jersey Online - The major players in the oxidative stress assay market include Abcam plc (U.K.), AMS Biotechnology (U.K.), îBioVisionî, Inc. (U.S.), Cell Biolabs, Inc. (U.S.), Enzo Biochem (U.S.), Merck and Co.,...

June 2, 2015 Cybersecurity strategies and the boardroom

Help Net Security - Use îrisk metricsî. When asked how they would like cybersecurity information to be presented, nearly two-thirds of respondents indicated a strong preference for either îrisk metricsî or...

June 2, 2015 Carlyle Announces Offering of Common Units

GlobeNewswire - WASHINGTON, June 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global alternative asset manager îThe Carlyle Groupî L.P. (Nasdaq:CG) ("Carlyle") today announced an offering of 7,000,000 common units by Carlyle....

June 2, 2015 Kingsmill Resort headed for market

Tidewater Review - îThe Blackstone Groupî purchased Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Anheuser-Busch's other nine amusement parks. Xanterra acquired all of Kingsmill, both the resort and development rights in the gated...

June 2, 2015 Sucking sounds and tsunamis

Inquirer Opinion - Even then, our rice trade will not be freed until 2017, as the îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) granted the country one final three-year extension on its waiver on liberalizing rice trade. Sugar...

June 2, 2015 Other types of mortgages

Yahoo Singapore Finance - Jumbo mortgage A jumbo loan is a mortgage that's too big to be bought by mortgage giants îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî. In much of the country, the limit is $417,000. In...

June 2, 2015 Nigeria's New President: Three Things to Know

Council on Foreign Relations - whether commercial, noncommercial, educational, or promotional, is expressly prohibited without the written permission of the copyright owner, the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî. For...

June 2, 2015 Former SRS manager Dave Moody predicts bright future

Aiken Standard - After successes at the lab, îMoodyâsî manager asked him to take over the labâs nuclear medicine program. Moody said he stabilized that program, then moved on to Rocky Flats â a...

June 2, 2015 Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner react to Caitlyn Jenner

Post-Star - Former U.S. Rep. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh, suggested alternative labeling language that would enable consumers to distinguish the origin of beef, chicken and pork without violating îWorld Trade...

June 2, 2015 Crash of economic crash theory

China Daily - In reality, that's when China became a member of the îWorld Trade Organizationî and growth soared to double digits until the West's financial crisis in 2008-09. So any investor who took the theory...

June 2, 2015 Communal statements 'totally uncalled for' : Modi

Daijiworld - We have started long-term steps for the farm sector. Unlike the previous government, we were successful in defending the interests of the farmers at the WTO (îWorld Trade Organizationî). To address the...

June 2, 2015 The TreadRight Foundation Announces Celine Cousteau as Ambassador with Inspirational Video

GlobeNewswire - TreadRight's past project partners include WWF, îConservation Internationalî and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include sponsoring the National Geographic Society's inaugural "World...

June 2, 2015 European Shares Give Up Early Gains on Patchy Manufacturing Data -- 4th Update

english.capital.gr - The îStoxxî Europe 600 ended the session just under 0.2% higher. London's FTSE 100 shed a little more than 0.4%, while Germany's DAX and France's CAC added 0.2% and 0.4%, respectively. The...

June 2, 2015 Bavarian Town Under Siege as G-7 Security Trumps Serenity

Bloomberg - Garmisch-Partenkirchen -- a small remote town typical nowadays for global political gatherings after the 1999 îWorld Trade Organizationî meeting in Seattle was hit by riots -- is making a bet it will gain...

June 2, 2015 Senior Global Auditor

ReliefWeb - We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of îAccountabilityî, Ambition, Collaboration. Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong...

June 2, 2015 Voting rights advocates sue Wisconsin GAB over election policies

Madison - Tammy Baldwin hired partner Marc Elias during the fallout from the Tomah VA Hospital scandal. A spokesman for the Government îAccountabilityî Board directed questions to the office of Attorney General Brad...

June 2, 2015 Praxis Media Private Limited Declared the Prestigious National Education Achievers, 2015

Zee News - Corporate îSocial Responsibilityî, etc. An official statement from the company said, ldquo;The winners exemplified excellence amongst their peers in respective disciplines and locations. All the winners...

June 2, 2015 Form 8-K Avenue Financial Holding For: Jun 01

StreetInsider - The Index includes approximately 367 banks and thrifts or their holding companies listed on The îNASDAQ Stock Marketî as selected by the American Bankers Association (ABA). The Index is traded under...

June 2, 2015 Bonn U.N. talks seek to trim unwieldy climate change plan

Thomson Reuters Foundation - Bolivia even wants a new tribunal to punish violators. "I don't think we'll be down to a few pages by the end of Bonn," said Mark Kenber, head of îThe Climate Groupî, an independent...

June 2, 2015 European Markets Finish Mixed On Greek Worries

Realtime Business News - and it represented a slight upward revision from last month's flash estimate reading of 49.1. The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks increased by 0.12 percent, while the...

June 2, 2015 First Quarter of 2015 was the Warmest First Quarter Ever

Examiner - The 10 warmest years on record have all occurred in the past 17 years, and according to the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî. "Since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over...

June 2, 2015 Manager, Learning and Capacity Building

ReliefWeb - Rareâs conservation toolkit has been embraced by many large environmental organizations, including The Nature Conservancy, îConservation Internationalî, Wildlife Conservation Society, and the...

June 2, 2015 Clinton Foundation Raked in over $1M from Colleges in Three Years

Breitbart News - The University of Miami â which is headed by former Bill Clinton Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala â shelled out at least $250,000 in March for the multi-day program called the...

June 2, 2015 Palm hits 2½ month high, lifted by overseas soy markets

The Malaysian Insider - Exports of Malaysian palm oil products for May rose 44.7% to 1,553,281 tonnes from 1,073,482 tonnes in April, cargo surveyor îIntertekî Testing Services said on Monday, thanks to bigger...

June 2, 2015 Korea and the AIIB

Council on Foreign Relations - Min Hyung Kang is a former intern for Korea Studies at the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî. South Koreaâs decision to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as a...

June 2, 2015 Julie Dean to launch new fund at Sanditon

Financial Times - Julie Dean, the well-known former îSchrodersî fund manager, is to launch a fund at new asset manager Sanditon this month. The TM Sanditon UK Fund, to be launched on June 22, will adopt the...

June 2, 2015 June 1 is World Milk Day

Panorama - Where did it begin' FAO (the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî) was asked to propose a specific day on which all aspects of milk could be celebrated. This date was chosen because a...

June 2, 2015 Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corporation Completes Acquisition Of Aurora Financial Group Inc.

The Street - The MSR portfolio consists solely of loans being serviced for îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî, and the acquisition included approvals from them. The Company is continuing to pursue an approval...

June 2, 2015 Pharma and real estate firms help European shares to edge higher

Economic Times - The îSTOXXî Europe 600 real estate index rose 1 percent, with traders attributing the rise to a positive note by JP Morgan, raising it target price for stocks of companies including British Land,...

June 2, 2015 CIBC Raises Dividend as Earnings Top Expectations

Wall Street Journal - That beat the îThomson Reutersî mean estimate of C$2.23 a share ... relationship-oriented bank that delivers consistent and îsustainableî earnings growth.â CIBC said it would...

June 2, 2015 Stifel could pay up to $200M for Barclays' U.S. wealth unit: Report

Investment News - Barclays Plc may fetch $150 million to $250 million for its U.S. wealth unit, according to analysts at îCredit Suisse Groupî AG. âSuch a deal would ... the deal would round out Stifel's wealth-...

June 2, 2015 Most Americans could eat locally, UC Merced study shows

Merced Sun-Star - This jumps to 51 percent of the population if people switched to plant-based diets, the study showed. UC Berkeley professor and author îMichael Pollanî said Campbellâs research is contributing...

June 2, 2015 6 of the best countries for new moms

Market Watch - In the U.K., parents are entitled to 280 days of paid maternity and paternity leave, according to the îInternational Labour Organizationî. Moms receive 90% of pay for six weeks with no upper limit...

June 2, 2015 Poisoning the Democratic Well

Counter Punch - the îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO), World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF). The crisis demonstrated decisively that globalization and its neoliberal ideology simply could not deliver the...

June 2, 2015 A funeral without a corpse - U.N. climate deal in Paris may be graveyard for 2C goal

Daily Kos - The U.N.'s îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) outlined scenarios last year to stay below 2C that could require cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions lasting decades, at rates of three or...

June 2, 2015 Come On, Let's Spend Again

Forbes - Admittedly, $46 billion of this higher âspendingâ is artificially due to less money coming into the Treasury from repayments from îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî. Still, domestic...

June 2, 2015 UN Climate Deal In Paris May Be Graveyard For 2 C Goal, Experts Warn

The Huffington Post - The U.N.'s îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) outlined scenarios last year to stay below 2C that could require cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions lasting decades, at rates of...

June 2, 2015 Brown thinks Delta "pipes" will be more popular than "tunnels"

Daily Kos - The well-connected Beverly Hills billionaire sits on the board of the îConservation Internationalî, a controversial corporate "environmental" group, and is an advisor to UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi,...

June 2, 2015 Gary W. Smith: Making my climate point

Times-Herald - His information basis â United Nations îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (UN-IPCC) talking points â is hardly a reputable organization, given disclosure of doctored scientific...

June 2, 2015 How the TPP is 'Trading on' so many Environmental 'Chits'

Daily Kos - Regarding worker rights, the May 10th Agreement (the Agreement) required the United States and FTA partners to commit to enforcing the five international labor principles enshrined in îInternational Labour...

June 2, 2015 Ministry of Public Health promotes milk consumption in World Milk Day

pattayamail.com - 1st June of every year is named the World Milk Day by the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî to let all countries to promote the benefits of milk. Milky contains quality...

June 2, 2015 Neogen acquires India food safety company

New Jersey Online - The company's Food Safety îDivisionî markets dehydrated culture media, and diagnostic test kits to detect îfoodborneî îbacteriaî, natural toxins, food allergens, drug...

June 2, 2015 Malaysia Airlines CEO Christophe Mueller says he will slash jobs

The Australian - The airline embarked on the restructure last year, when the Malaysian government announced it would be delisted as part of the $460 million full ­takeover by state-run îKhazanah Nasional...

June 2, 2015 Stunning maps show what coastal cities in China would look like under hundreds of feet of water

The Business Insider - The warming of the earthâs climate has already changed life on its surface in substantial ways. The îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) has been monitoring the...

June 2, 2015 Enough Doom and Gloom. It's Time to Change the Dialogue

The Huffington Post - At this year's îWorld Economic Forumî, Arianna Huffington announced the launch of "What's Working," a new Huffington Post initiative that will showcase just that -- what's working. The goal is to...

June 2, 2015 The World's Top Countries For High-Skilled Employment [Infographic]

Forbes - Which countries have the largest share of people in high-skilled employment' According to the World Economic Forum and îInternational Labour Organizationî statistics, Luxembourg is in first position. Just...

June 2, 2015 Competition presents a challenge to London market

Reactions - But, according to the latest report from îAM Bestî, trading conditions remain difficult, as insurers contend with changing buying habits, an influx of alternative capital and... You must be logged in to...

June 2, 2015 Forest Service sees hope in battle with bat disease

KRQE News 13 - The Forest Service worked with universities and state wildlife agencies, using funding from Bat îConservation Internationalî and The Nature Conservancy, on the treatment project. Forest Service wildlife...

June 2, 2015 Tallgrass Energy GP Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Credit Suisse (TEGP)

wkrb13.com - The firm upgraded shares of Enbridge Inc from a neutral rating to an outperform rating. Also, Credit Suisse initiated coverage on shares of îThe Blackstone Groupî L.P.. They issued an outperform rating on...

June 2, 2015 Unit 1 at Michigan's Donald Cook Nuclear Station Taken Offline for Repairs

Industrial Info Resources - Cook Nuclear Generating Station, which is located in Bridgman, Michigan, was forced offline last night. The station is owned by îAmerican Electric Powerî (NYSE:îAEPî) (Columbus,...

June 2, 2015 Brookfield Agrees to Acquire Center Parcs From Blackstone

Stockhouse - Gerry Murphy, Chairman of îThe Blackstone Groupî International Partners LLP, said: "Having bought Center Parcs in 2006 and invested in its growth, it has been an excellent investment for us. We are sure...

June 2, 2015 Premiers talk diversification

Castanet - while Clark said forestry and liquefied natural gas will help make ends meet in B.C. The provincial and territorial leaders also expressed strong support for federal efforts to encourage the United States to act on a...

June 2, 2015 Odisha-based Milk Mantra Observes World Milk Day at Basundhara

Orissa Diary - FAO (the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî) proposed this specific day to celebrate all aspects of milk; the natural origin, the nutritional value, the numerous tasty products...

June 2, 2015 U.S. Stock Futures Rise, Following World Markets

NASDAQ - Germany's DAX-30 gained 0.3% and France's CAC-40 added 0.7%. The îStoxxî Europe 600 rose 0.4%. In Asian markets, stocks in Shanghai surged. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 4.7%, rebounding from last week's...

June 2, 2015 Europe: Shares end steady as oil stocks offset real estate rally

The Business Times - The îSTOXXî Europe 600 real estate index gained 1.3 per cent, with traders attributing the rise to a positive note by JP Morgan, raising its target price for stocks of companies including British...

June 2, 2015 A Global Look at Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Programs

WRI - This is a historic year for climate action as nations around the world prepare commitments to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In order to be successful, governments must have an abundance of a particularly...

June 2, 2015 Opinion: why Texas' request for federal aid is awkward

The Christian Science Monitor - Among Texasâs infamous climate-change deniers is Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, who dismissed last yearâs report by the United...

June 2, 2015 Euro Gains Against Dollar on Hopes of Greece Deal

Wall Street Journal - The îStoxxî Europe 600, having recorded slim gains Monday, was 0.2% lower in early trade Tuesday. Germanyâs DAX was down 0.1% while Franceâs CAC and Londonâs FTSE 100 were flat...

June 2, 2015 Canada Pension Said to Be in Talks on GE Buyout-Lending Unit

Bloomberg - Canada Pension Plan îInvestmentî Board is in talks to buy General Electric Co.âs U.S. private-equity lending business as the company accelerates plans to shed most of its finance operations, people...

June 2, 2015 A Critique of US Grand Strategy toward China:

Al-Jazeerah - Financial Times (5/18/165, p. 4) The highly influential îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî recently published a Special Report entitled, âRevising US Grand Strategy toward Chinaâ, (îCouncil...

June 2, 2015 Anandan-backed Mapmygenome plans to raise Rs 50-60 cr in a year

Financial Express - We are also looking to invest in some assets and scale up our research,â Anu Acharya, who was honoured as a 2011 Young Global Leader by the îWorld Economic Forumî, said. âGenetics in...

June 2, 2015 Sanditon launches fund for Julie Dean

Every Investor - Sanditon Fund Management has launched a new UK fund for Julie Dean, nine months after she left fund management firm îSchrodersî. The TM Sanditon UK fund will launch on June 22 and seeks to achieve...

June 2, 2015 Europe shares close mixed; Greece in focus

CNBC - The pan-European Euro îStoxxî 600 index closed roughly flat. The U.K.'s benchmark FTSE 100 index underperformed, after new manufacturing data for the U.K. managing to miss market expectations. It closed down...

June 2, 2015 Doritos and the Downfall of Food & America's Waistline

Forbes - The increasing amount of spice used per person, per year: 1918: ½ pound 1964 (the year Doritos were launched): 1 ½ pounds 1997: 3 pounds Today: 3 ½ pounds In the vein of recent...

June 2, 2015 Andhra Pradesh eases compensation rules for heat wave deaths

Reuters - A reported 1,677 people died from the heat wave in the state alone, up sharply from last year. The U.N. îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) warned in 2014 that freak weather patterns in India...

June 2, 2015 WOT Cost 149,000 Lives To Pakistan And Afghanistan

The News Tribe - the reportâs author, Neta Crawford, says the war in Afghanistan âis getting worseâ. The îUnited Nationsî said civilian casualties rose 16 per cent in the first four months of 2015,...

June 2, 2015 Paul Greenberg on the seafood you should eat

The News & Observer - Seafood expert and author Paul Greenberg has his own version of îMichael Pollanîâs well-known dietary advice: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. Greenbergâs seafood equivalent...

June 2, 2015 Indian state eases compensation rules for heat wave deaths

Thomson Reuters Foundation - A reported 1,677 people died from the heat wave in the state alone, up sharply from last year. The U.N. îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) warned in 2014 that freak weather...

June 2, 2015 Hawaii groups plant coconut trees and engage tourists in protests against Monsanto

680 News - The îCenter for Science in the Public Interestî, a critic of food companies and artificial and unhealthy ingredients in foods, has not opposed genetically modified foods, on the basis that thereâs no...

June 2, 2015 Taiwan pro-independence leader calls for more open dialogue with China

The Business Insider - In an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, Tsai wrote that "a more consistent and îsustainableî relationship with China will be a core goal of my administration". "That...

June 2, 2015 Belmarsh prison officer jailed for being paid mole for reporter

theguardian.com - moved by the desire to see change and îaccountabilityî where otherwise there would be none.â Cheques for the stories were made out to Normanâs son Daniel and the money was then...

June 2, 2015 Inland Real Estate Corporation Announces Acquisition of Eastgate Crossing in Cincinnati MSA

Financial Content - Inland Real Estate Corporation (NYSE: IRC) today announced that its joint venture with Dutch pension fund administrator îPGGMî has acquired the Eastgate Crossing shopping center, located in Union...

June 2, 2015 Letter: Only safer, cheaper nuclear energy should be considered

New Jersey Online - What he should have written is the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî is "the oldest and most influential nuclear safety group in the United States." UCS is not "anti-nuclear." Mr. McGovern claims...

June 2, 2015 Paris Climate Summit Sponsors Include Fossil Fuel Firms and Big Carbon Emitters

Alter Net - But a joint statement by five environmental groups, including îFriends of the Earth Europeî and 350.org questioned the sincerity of the French governmentâs own plans, in light of the sponsors list....

June 2, 2015 UN grants Hamas-linked group consultative status

The Times of Israel - Following the decision, Israelâs UN ambassador Ron Prosor castigated what he called âthe height of the âtheater of the absurdâ at the îUnited Nationsî. âUntil today,...

June 2, 2015 BMHS Alumni Association sets date for ceremony

The Hour Online - Liz continues to serve our community as a Board Chair of NEF and volunteers at Notre Dame îConvalescentî Home, Al's Angels, St. Matthew Church and the BMHSAA. In the past, Debi was a "big sister" and...

June 2, 2015 Greece said to offer pension reform as debt talks near crunch

The Business Insider - This is what is still on the table," a Greek government official said. Moscovici deflected Greek demands for official debt relief, saying the issue of making Greek debt îsustainableî in the...

June 2, 2015 TABLE-World's top 20 greenhouse gas producing energy companies

CNBC - a study by information provider îThomson Reutersî and global îsustainabilityî consultancy BDS Consultancy showed last month. Emissions from the use of a company's products are usually excluded from...

June 2, 2015 Government urged to dump carbon tax in SA

Mail & Guardian Online - The tax had been in effect since July 2012. A 2010 report from the global risk and strategic consulting firm, îMaplecroftî, identified Australia as one of six nations with the worst...

June 2, 2015 Congress Can Fight the Boycott Israel Movement

Wall Street Journal - Over the past two years, major European banks and financial firmsâincluding Denmarkâs Dankse Bank, Swedenâs Nordea Bank, NRBAY-0.98 % and Dutch pension fund îPGGMîâhave...

June 2, 2015 Brookfield Center Parcs deal to complete in July

ttgdigital.com - Gerry Murphy, chairman of îThe Blackstone Groupî International Partners LLP, said: âHaving bought Center Parcs in 2006 and invested in its growth, it has been an excellent investment for us....

June 2, 2015 Form 8-K General Finance CORP For: Jun 01

StreetInsider - The Company is listed on The îNASDAQ Stock Marketî. We believe the position of Executive Vice President will be both challenging, rewarding and focused upon, but not limited to, the traditional areas...

June 2, 2015 Rhode Island couple charged in death of man under concrete

Post-Star - Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh, suggested alternative labeling language that would enable consumers to distinguish the origin of beef, chicken and pork without violating îWorld Trade Organizationî rules. The...

June 2, 2015 US shares weakened despite positive economic data

Forex Street - U.S. stock market index consisting of the 30 large publicly owned U.S. companies , primarily industrials NASDAQ Composite Index - U.S. stock market index representing all the stocks that are traded on the...

June 2, 2015 MAS Bhd can be sued if it refuses to recognise unions, say lawyers

The Malaysian Insider - Jabarullah said the union had to take this drastic measure because under îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî's plan to return the troubled airline to profit, the new management did not recognise the...

June 2, 2015 Tony Pua: Was Cabinet cowed into silence over mystery US$1b offer for 1MDB debt'

themalaymailonline.com - Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah announced last Friday the state-owned company would sign a deal with IPIC and its subsidiary îAabar Investmentsî to receive the money by June 4, but without...

June 2, 2015 Hecla agrees to $600,000 fine for pollution

The Spokesman-Review - One of the mineâs tailings ponds was seeping metal-laden îwaterî that flowed into a tributary of the South Fork, according to the îEPAî. Another violation resulted from...

June 2, 2015 Maryland State Retirement & Pension System names new CIO

Pensions & Investments - Mr. Powell is the deputy CIO for the $42.3 billion îTennessee Consolidated Retirement Systemî, Nashville. Former Maryland CIO A. Melissa Moye resigned in August to become a senior policy...

June 2, 2015 Natural-Product Businesses Thrive in Boulder, Naturally

Nerd Wallet - Its first investment in March 2015 was Bhakti Chai, a Boulder-based company that makes chai drinks with organic ginger and îfair-trade certifiedî tea. > 1862

June 2, 2015 Neogen acquires India food safety company

New Jersey Online - The company's Food Safety îDivisionî markets dehydrated culture media, and diagnostic test kits to detect îfoodborneî îbacteriaî, natural toxins, food allergens, drug...

June 2, 2015 Foreign governments, non-profits press China to revise draft NGO law

Reuters - The Motion Picture Association of America, the îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî and the U.S. Grains Council are among dozens of organizations that promote foreign business interests in China that are part...

June 2, 2015 Governor's office, KCK schools at odds over education budget

KCTV5 News - "Next, the release implies that an additional $3.75 million per year (or $7.5 million over the life of the Block Grants) that the state is spending on the îKansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî...

June 2, 2015 Australian mineral exploration lowest in 7 years

ä¸æµ·æ¥æ¥ - Minter Ellison West Australian managing partner Adam Handley told Fairfax Media that Chinese groups had shown capacity to acquire major interests in îdistressed...

June 2, 2015 Thai Army General Suspected of Having Role in Migrant Trafficking

Wall Street Journal - Some 25,000 migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh have paid trafficking gangs to take them across the Bay of Bengal in the first quarter of 2015, double the number in the same period last year, the...

June 2, 2015 Just ignore the criticisms and focus on your duties, Nazri tells PM

themalaymailonline.com - Chief among his concerns are the prime ministerâs handling of the controversy surrounding î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB), the state-owned investment firm that has amassed a debt...

June 2, 2015 Construction financing getting frothy

Hotel News Now - âAnd the same thing, if you look at (îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî) volume in terms of the amount of loans done today versus 2008, itâs starkly different. âThose two...

June 2, 2015 China Says Hello To Visa And MasterCard

PYMNTS.com - Following a îWorld Trade Organizationî ruling in 2012, China had to break the monopoly and introduce new rules for foreign payment networks which come into play as of today. âRealistically, Visa and...

June 2, 2015 Glan Clwyd Hospital: Health minister statement due

BBC - He said there were "real concerns" about the health board's size, distance from people and "lack of îaccountabilityî". On Monday, Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb called on Mr Drakeford to "show some leadership",...

June 2, 2015 Clinton Foundation Meeting in Morocco Last Month Cost Taxpayers $21K

Weekly Standard - Bill Clinton, no stranger to controversy, raised eyebrows again with a îClinton Global Initiativeî gathering last month, as ABC News put it, "at a five-star luxury hotel in Morocco [hosted] by one of...

June 2, 2015 Religious Activists Hype More Failed Shareholder Measures

Acton Institute Power Blog - The religious shareholders of îAs You Sowî and Calvert Investments are heralding last monthâs shareholder vote on greenhouse gas reduction targets as an out-and-out victory. Ummmm...

June 2, 2015 Former NY governor Pataki in the race for president

Saratogian - He ordered New York power plants to cut emissions that cause acid rain and smog and backed the îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî, which capped carbon emissions in a 10-state region. Pataki says now...

June 2, 2015 What to Watch in the Day Ahead - Tuesday, June 2

Reuters - (1330/1730) Medical device maker Medtronic Plc is expected to beat Wall Street expectations, according to îThomson Reutersî StarMine ... LIVE CHAT: Gauging the îsustainabilityî of rising home...

June 2, 2015 Commercial/Multifamily Delinquencies Continue to Decline in First Quarter

RealEstateRama - The MBA analysis looks at commercial/multifamily delinquency rates for five of the largest investor-groups: commercial banks and thrifts, îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî (CMBS), life insurance...

June 2, 2015 From Friends of the Earth & the Pesticide Research Institute: New Report Highlights Strategies to Move Garden Industry in Bee-Safe Direction

Financial Content - Washington, D.C., June 1, 2015 /î3BL Mediaî/ - Friends of the Earth and the Pesticide Research Institute (PRI) released a new report today, Growing Bee-Friendly Garden Plants: Profiles In...

June 2, 2015 Kammer Plant in Marshall County closes

WTOV 9 - Eleven îAmerican Electric Powerî plants are being shut down ... and those are just some of the hundreds of people that operated that facility since 1958,â îAEPî spokeswoman Carmen...

June 2, 2015 Texas Municipal taps 2 for emerging markets debt

Pensions & Investments - îTexas Municipal Retirement Systemî, Austin, hired BlueBay Asset Management and AllianceBernstein (AB) to run about $240 million each in emerging markets debt, pending successful contract...

June 2, 2015 ILO Director-General calls for global initiative on the future of work

Zawya - GENEVA, 1st June,2015 (WAM) ' îInternational Labour Organizationî (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder has called for a global debate on the future of work during his opening address to the 104th International...

June 2, 2015 Bristol-Myers, Oncothyreon are big market movers

San Francisco Gate - NEW YORK (AP) â Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: NYSE Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., up $1.88 to $66.48 The...

June 2, 2015 Reservoir Minerals: How Big Can Timok Get'

Seeking Alpha - Jing Bao holds 10.5% of outstanding shares as the largest shareholder, Sprott holds 7.35%, Adrian Day Asset Management 6.3%, J.P. Morgan 5%, îBlackRock Investmentî Fund 4.75%, and Xiangguang Copper...

June 2, 2015 Tropical fruit may play role in feeding 9.6 billion

USA Today - "And that's of interest to a lot of people in their diets." Marcela Villarreal, of the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî, said the work of small organizations â such as the...

June 2, 2015 Report: HSBC Could Cut Up to 20,000 Jobs - Presented by: The Aol. On Network

NASDAQ - 00AM ET - GlobeNewswire Amdocs' Latest Portfolio Release Enables Service Providers to Deliver The New World of Customer Exp 6:00AM ET - GlobeNewswire Belmont Child Care Association, Inc. to Ring The îNasdaq Stock...

June 2, 2015 China Inc circling Australian iron ore

The Age - Mr Handley said Chinese groups had shown capacity to acquire major interests in îdistressed assetsî in the past, particularly after the Global Financial Crisis, and were again beginning to show interest in...

June 2, 2015 UAE's Crescent extends deal with Cherie Blair Foundation

Arabian Business - Up to 39.4 percent of young women are unemployed in the Middle East and 34.1 percent in North Africa, according to a report by the îUnited Nationsî. Female participation in the workplace also...

June 2, 2015 Asian imports of Iranian oil up by 12% in April

customstoday.com.pk - âThere should be enough momentum now. Another extension seems unlikely so a deal on June 30 or shortly after seems more likely than not right now,â Torbjorn Soltvedt, analyst at Verisk...

June 2, 2015 Oxidative Stress Assay Market 2015 - Global Forecast to 2020

New Jersey Online - The major players in the oxidative stress assay market include Abcam plc (U.K.), AMS Biotechnology (U.K.), îBioVisionî, Inc. (U.S.), Cell Biolabs, Inc. (U.S.), Enzo Biochem (U.S.), Merck and Co.,...

June 2, 2015 The Uncertain Future of IPOs

ALM Globe St - Hunt. Also in the non-traditional space, îthe Blackstone Groupî is planning to take its single-family rental business public within the next year or two. REIT.com reported that Jonathan Gray, global...

June 2, 2015 Ask Emily: Advice for erroneous medical bill' Fight it!

TheSacramento Bee - But I virtually lose it when my bill is more than it should be. A survey last month by îConsumers Unionî found that nearly one in four Californians with private insurance faces surprise medical...

June 2, 2015 AmTrust Financial & Units' Ratings Unchanged by A.M. Best

ZACKS - A.M. Best reiterated the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of âbbb-â and debt ratings of AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AFSI - Snapshot Report). Concurrently, the rating agency reiterated the financial strength...

June 2, 2015 The Clinton Foundation in Africa

The Huffington Post - Every seat is taken These young people represent the future of Kenya They would not be here today if not for a partnership between Equity Bank, Mastercard and the îClinton Global Initiativeî. A...

June 2, 2015 Morning markets: June brings, some, signs of buying to ags

Agrimoney - noting that the US Department of Agriculture sees use for 2014-15 at 4.80bn pounds. As an extra help to palm oil, îIntertekî came in with a chunky figure for Malaysian exports of the vegetable oil last...

June 2, 2015 Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. Completes $127.9 Million of Commercial Real Estate Debt Transactions

Stockhouse - In April, ARI closed a $37.5 million financing, consisting of a $22.0 million mezzanine loan and a $15.5 million îpreferred equityî investment for two multifamily properties, totaling 621 units of...

June 2, 2015 Are you dumb about credit scores' Try this quiz

Chicago Tribune - The online 12-question quiz, newly redesigned and released Monday, is at creditscorequiz.org and was developed by the îConsumer Federation of Americaî and VantageScore Solutions. On Monday, those...

June 2, 2015 In The Raw® Launches Reduced Calorie Beverages

Vending Marketwatch - Perfectly sweetened with responsibly sourced îFair Trade Certifiedî⢠Sugar In The Raw® and zero-calorie stevia, the beverages contain half the amount of sugar as leading...

June 2, 2015 Oroville City Council to consider $12.2 million budget for 2015-16

Oroville Mercury-Register - The deficit had grown about $100,000 per year because the city had miscalculated how much money needed to be set aside to pay bonds issued related to îCalPERSî pensions. The calculation has...

June 2, 2015 Senegal's capital turns out for first-of-its-kind climate march

Thomson Reuters Foundation - DAKAR, June 1 (îThomson Reutersî Foundation) â In a first-of-its-kind march ... Minister of the Environment and îSustainableî Development Abdoulaye Baldez led the march....

June 2, 2015 Bill would keep food consumers in the dark

theintell.com - This is democracy in action, addressing the demand of nine out of 10 voters. Unfortunately, companies like îMonsantoî that manufacture GMO seeds and related pesticides don't like the democratic process...

June 2, 2015 UPSC IAS Prelims 2015:Indian Economy:MCQs of Budget 2015-2016(Part-1)

Jagran Josh - (a) Based on the new series, Growth in 2015-16 is expected to be between 8 to 8.5%. (b) The îWorld Trade Organizationî has revised its forecast of world trade growth from 5.3% to 4%. (c) Manufacturing...

June 2, 2015 Assembly panel gets input on legislation to address high medical bills

Burlington County Times - Chuck Bell, programs director for îConsumers Unionî, a nonprofit group that publishes Consumer Reports, said feedback they've received nationally shows that one-third of patients have...

June 2, 2015 M&S joins RE100 campaign to be powered by 100% renewable energy

Click Green - îThe Climate Groupî and CDP today announced that one of the worldâs leading retailers has joined RE100, a global initiative supporting major companies committing to 100% renewable power. Marks and...

June 2, 2015 We are not under pressure from the US on IPR: Nirmala Sitharaman

Live Mint - Commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman has won accolades for her apt handling of the food security issue at the îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) soon after she took charge. She has a crucial...

June 2, 2015 Blackstone inks deal to buy Mumbai commercial asset 247 Park for $165M

VC Circle - As a result, other marquee investors like Canada Pension Plan Board (CPPIB) and îQatar Investment Authorityî (QIA), joined the fray for buy the asset but to no avail. Blackstone continued as the...

June 2, 2015 Bristol-Myers, Oncothyreon, OMG Group, Altera and Immunogen are big market movers

The Vancouver Sun - NEW YORK, N.Y. - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: The industrial company is being taken private in a sale to...

June 2, 2015 Fannie Leads Decline in Agency MBS Issuance

Mortgage News - Issuance of fixed-rate mortgage-backed securities on behalf of îFannie Maeî, îFreddie Macî and Ginnie Mae was six percent lower in May than in April. The month-earlier level of MBS issuance...

June 2, 2015 Capstead Mortgage Downgraded by Zacks to Hold (CMO)

Mideast Times - either îFannie Maeî or îFreddie Macî, or by an agency of the federal government, Ginnie Mae. Agency-guaranteed residential mortgage securities carry an implied AAA credit rating with...

June 2, 2015 Chinese Stocks: Too Hot to Handle'

Think Advisor - îMSCIî, whose global benchmarks have wider usage among fund ... the velocity of the surge over such a short time period is probably not îsustainableî. As such, a correction would provide a...

June 2, 2015 The Twisted Legacy of Colombia's Aerial Cocaine Crop Spraying Programme

VICE - Because fumigation planes are often fired upon by Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas, pilots fly 100 feet or more above the tops of their targets, ten times higher than the upward limit the herbicide...

June 2, 2015 DebtX: CMBS Loan Prices Declined In April

Mortgageorb - DebtX, which provides third-party loan valuation services for both public and private clients, reports that the price of commercial real estate (CRE) loans underlying the îcommercial mortgage-backed...

June 2, 2015 TPP May Set Stage for More Challenges Of U.S. Laws, After WTO Ruling on COOL

Bloomberg BNA - It is a major reason that groups like îConsumers Unionî and Public Citizen, as well as many Democratic lawmakers, oppose the TPP, which is being negotiated among the U.S. and 11 other countries on the...

June 2, 2015 DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to June 12

Reuters - 0900 GMT. CAPE TOWN - îWorld Economic Forumî on Africa 2015 (to June 5). BRASILIA - Brazil Central Bank announces interest rate decision - 2200 GMT. WARSAW - National Bank of Poland announces interest rate...

June 2, 2015 Beaming searchlight on extractive industry

The Guardian - Nigeria - The emergence of îExtractive Industries Transparency Initiativeî (EITI), a global initiative that promotes transparency in the management of revenue from natural resources was as a saving...

June 2, 2015 DBV Technologies To Attend Upcoming Investor Conferences

The Street - BAGNEUX, France, June 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DBV Technologies, (Euronext: DBV - ISIN: FR0010417345 - îNasdaq Stock Marketî: DBVT), a clinical-stage specialty biopharmaceutical company, today...

June 2, 2015 Factory data overshadows stall in purchases

Fort Wayne Business Weekly - The dollar gained 0.6 percent to $1.092 per euro. The Standard & Poorâs 500 Index fell 0.2 percent and the îStoxxî Europe 600 Index increased 0.1 percent, after an earlier...

June 2, 2015 Heating up the biomass stove market

The Hindu Business Line - Subsequently, the îClinton Global Initiativeî, under its Global Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves, infused â¹1 crore. They rented an industrial shed to set up the factory. Greenway...

June 2, 2015 UPDATE: U.S. stock futures edge up as Wall Street heads into big week of data

news.morningstar.com - Read: OPEC may condemn the world to an oil glue for years as big meeting looms (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/opec-may-condemn-the-world-to-an-oil-glut-for-years-2015-05-22) The îStoxxî...

June 2, 2015 Fossil to Solar & Wind

World Policy Institute - Falling costs for solar and wind are also opening the door for massive investments in Africa. Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî reported that there would be more renewable energy installations in...

June 2, 2015 Climate change risks biggest change to marine species in three million year

The Carbon Brief - We used four scenarios of climate change - matching the four used by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî - and output from five different climate models. You can see all of these results...

June 2, 2015 Europe's biggest O&G companies call for clear carbon pricing framework

explorationworld.com - as determined by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî. "Our industry faces a challenge: we need to meet greater energy demand with less [carbon dioxide]," the chief executives of each...

June 2, 2015 What others say: Governor's conference will begin much-needed revenue discussion

Peninsula Clarion - The best bet for a sustainable solution to cover a good deal of the deficit is the Percent of Market Value plan drafted by the îAlaska Permanent Fund Corporationî in 1999 and selected as the best...

June 2, 2015 ITB-2015-109: Design and Build Pre-engineered Industrial Buildings at Jericho Agro-Industrial Park in Jericho

Procurement Notices Development Programme - The îUnited Nationsî Development Programme / Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (UNDP/PAPP) calls for bids from eligible bidders for the provision of the...

June 2, 2015 Costly Bet on Big Cargo Ships Comes Up Short

Wall Street Journal - The recovery has been sluggish, however. The îWorld Trade Organizationî says global trade averaged only 2.4% annual growth from 2012 to 2014, and the WTO is forecasting only modest 3.3% expansion...

June 2, 2015 Private Equity-Backed IMAX China Files For Hong Kong IPO

chinamoneynetwork.com - Established in 2007, FountainVest has offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong. The firm's four founding members have all worked at Singapore's îTemasekî îHoldingsî, with CEO...

June 2, 2015 TransCanada Provides Series 3 Preferred Shares Conversion Privilege and Dividend Rate Notice

Market Watch - Visit TransCanada.com and our blog to learn more, or connect with us on social media and î3BL Mediaî. FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION This publication contains certain information that is forward-looking...

June 2, 2015 MBA: Commercial/Multifamily Delinquencies Continue To Decline In Q1

Mortgageorb - The MBA report analyzes commercial and multifamily delinquency rates for the five largest groups of investors: commercial banks and thrifts, îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî (CMBS), life insurance...

June 2, 2015 How the TPP is 'Trading on' so many Environmental 'Chits'

Daily Kos - Regarding worker rights, the May 10th Agreement (the Agreement) required the United States and FTA partners to commit to enforcing the five international labor principles enshrined in îInternational Labour...

June 2, 2015 Council's weed control under fire

The Bellingen Shire Courier-Sun - Worldwide thousands of people took to the streets for the annual March Against îMonsantoî, a protest denouncing the biotechnology giant and producer of Round-up. And while not...

June 2, 2015 CEPSA And Paymet Launch The World's First Application That Can Start A Pump From A Mobile Phone

EIN Newsdesk - About Cepsa: CEPSA is an energy group fully owned by the îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî (IPIC). It employs more than 10,500 people and operates at every stage of the hydrocarbon value...

June 2, 2015 S.C. counties win legal foothold against banks, allege land records system was wrecked

SavannahNow - The îFinancial Crisis Inquiry Commissionî issued its final report in 2011 about what had brought about the deep recession. At that time 26 million Americans were without sufficient work or had given up...

June 2, 2015 International Year of Soils: June 2015

Farms - Under the guidance of the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî, 2015 is being observed as the International Year of Soils. All through 2015, the United Nations along with organizations...

June 2, 2015 Resolute Stockholders Vote in Favor of Each Proposal at Annual Meeting

Finance Yahoo - Resolute is proud to be ranked by îCorporate Knightsî as one of Canada's Best 50 Corporate Citizens for 2014. In addition, the company and Richard Garneau, president and chief executive officer, have...

June 2, 2015 Bonn U.N. talks seek to trim unwieldy climate change plan | Reuters

Firstpost - Bolivia even wants a new tribunal to punish violators. "I don't think we'll be down to a few pages by the end of Bonn," said Mark Kenber, head of îThe Climate Groupî, an independent organisation that works...

June 2, 2015 David McKinley: Connecting the dots on regulations

charlestondailymail.com - In another example of executive overreach, the îEPAî is claiming control over nearly every body of îwaterî in the country â including streams, ditches, and even puddles....

June 2, 2015 Whataburger changes breakfast times, citing egg shortages

Salon - The USDA said Monday it will allow Dutch companies to resume exports of pasteurized egg products to the U.S. after a hiatus of several years. The îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî last week urged quick...

June 2, 2015 Wedbush Initiates Coverage on Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR)

Ticker Report - The Company sells Keurig Single Cup Brewers and Arabica bean coffees, including îFair Trade Certifiedî, certified organic, flavored, limited edition and blends offered in K-Cup and Vue packs...

June 2, 2015 Capstead Mortgage Cut to Hold at Zacks (CMO)

wkrb13.com - either îFannie Maeî or îFreddie Macî, or by an agency of the federal government, Ginnie Mae. Agency-guaranteed residential mortgage securities carry an implied AAA credit rating with limited,...

June 2, 2015 Three more firms make QFII debut in May

asiaasset.com - Chinaâs îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî (SAFE) awarded a fresh batch of Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) quotas to 11 overseas institutions in May, taking the total...

June 2, 2015 In The Raw Enters Ready-to-Drink Beverage Market

Bev Net - Perfectly sweetened with responsibly sourced îFair Trade Certifiedî⢠Sugar In The Raw® and zero-calorie stevia, the beverages contain half the amount of sugar as leading full-calorie...

June 2, 2015 Oil and gas majors demand carbon pricing

macrobusiness.com.au - They acknowledge the current trend of greenhouse gas emissions is in excess of what the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî says is needed to limit global temperature rise to no more...

June 2, 2015 Overcoming Discouragement in the Church

Examiner - She has actively involved herself in various evangelical community works including a homeless shelter ministry, îconvalescentî home ministry, and visiting, studying with, and encouraging the sick and...

June 2, 2015 Peters sworn in as Grover Beach police chief

San Luis Obispo Tribune - Peters will be paid an annual base salary of $124,800, plus medical benefits, a vehicle for business use and a îCalPERSî pension. After six months, he will get a 5 percent raise pending a...

June 2, 2015 How restaurants are cleverly tricking you into spending and eating more, via their menus

techly.com.au - or îMonsantoî. Feelings of tradition and nostalgia also give rise to assumptions of healthiness and wholesomeness, meaning there is the potential to jack up the prices even further. Sodastream Sparking...

June 2, 2015 Brazil Auto Sales Drops In May By the Fifth Consecutive Month

NASDAQ - The drop in vehicles sales is likely to contribute to further shrinkage of auto loan portfolios among the country's banks, according to îFitch Ratingsî. "The magnitude of the new drop [of vehicle sales]...

June 2, 2015 EU calls for action on severe labour exploitation

worldbulletin.net - Also, its victims most often never report it. "Attempts to quantify labour exploitation should be treated with utmost care, such as the îInternational Labour Organizationî (ILO) estimate that...

June 2, 2015 Bond ratings reflect Orange County's strengthening economy

Orlando Sentinel - Orange County's booming, evolving economy has caught the attention of the nation's credit analysts. The "Big Three" agencies, îFitch Ratingsî, Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's...

June 2, 2015 For Jim Kenney, no rest for the weary

Philadelphia Daily News - Instead of kicking back, Kenney's campaign spokeswoman, Lauren Hitt, was at her computer, alerting the media to a clean-îwaterî advocacy event: "Kenney joins representatives from the...

June 2, 2015 Which financial metrics are best for analyzing companies in the chemicals sector'

Investopedia - It provides a straightforward percentage figure showing how much of each dollar in revenue eventually remains as îclear profitî. Net profit margin is one of the key ratios used for comparing similar...

June 2, 2015 European Stocks Decline as Greece Debt Talks Set to Intensify

Bloomberg - The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index declined 0.8 percent to 397.56 at 9:38 a.m. in London. The ASE Index dropped 0.3 percent as Greek markets reopened after a holiday. European leaders and the head of the...

June 2, 2015 Canadian risk assessment finds GMO salmon more susceptible to disease

undercurrentnews - The findings have prompted the Food & Water Watch, Center for Food Safety, Friends of the Earth and îConsumers Unionî to call on the FDA to terminate its review of GE salmon last Thursday. > 1862

June 2, 2015 Africa: What the Internet of Everything Will Do for Africa

AllAfrica - As Africa's leaders gather for the îWorld Economic Forumî on Africa in Cape Town, one of the most important discussions will be about the impact of technology on the continent's socio-economic development,...

June 2, 2015 CSC-PSLMC zonal orientation for Visayas slated June 24-26

news.pia.gov.ph - Osorio said the zonal orientation will focus on Public Sector Unionism cum Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA), Social Dialogue, and the îInternational Labour Organizationî Convention 151. ILO...

June 2, 2015 Joint Letter by Over 70 Civil Society Groups: WTO Is Obliged Under TRIPS Art. 66.1 to Grant LDC Request for TRIPS Extension

InfoJustice - [Joint Letter from 70 civil society groups to the Members of the îWorld Trade Organizationî, PDF] As civil society organizations concerned with ensuring prompt availability of affordable medicines in...

June 2, 2015 Amec Foster Wheeler makes sustainability reporting more accessible with its first combined strategy since the acquisition of Foster Wheeler last year

The Wall Street Transcript - The company is also committed to re-qualifying for inclusion in the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Index, to the principles of the Global Compact and to reviewing its policies, procedures and...

June 2, 2015 President Of China Central Huijin Resigns

chinamoneynetwork.com - Ding Xuedong, who was appointed as îChina Investment Corporationî (CIC)'s chairman and CEO in July 2013, says the firm appreciates Xie's contributions during his tenure, including pushing...

June 2, 2015 Watch is Apple's most successful product launch

KTVQ - The second reason is Apple's continued push into corporate sales, which began last year when it partnered with IBM to produce enterprise-level îsoftwareî for iPads. Companies including îSAPî, IBM...

June 2, 2015 Palm soars nearly 4pc, lifted by soy markets

Business Recorder - Exports of Malaysian palm oil products for May rose 44.7 percent to 1,553,281 tonnes from 1,073,482 tonnes in April, cargo surveyor îIntertekî Testing Services said on Monday, thanks to bigger...

June 2, 2015 Kuwait - Global beats restructuring plan on Mideast buyouts

MENAFN - While those resignations were later withdrawn, Global has also lost senior bankers including the heads of îinvestmentî banking, brokerage and wealth îmanagementî ... Gulf Times (MENAFN - Gulf...

June 2, 2015 Major Oil and Gas players call for Carbon Pricing

Commodity Online - They acknowledge the current trend of greenhouse gas emissions is in excess of what the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî says is needed to limit global temperature rise to no more than 2...

June 2, 2015 Research house to launch robo-adviser

Independent Financial Adviser - Financial services îconsultingî firm îMercerî is preparing to launch an online advice platform, as part of a move into the burgeoning world of ârobo-adviceâ. The...

June 2, 2015 TrakAmerica Leases 15,000 SF

Co Star Group - Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of AIG, is the property owner. Randal îMercerî and Brandon Stoneburner of CRE îConsultantsî represented the landlord. Todd Sabin of...

June 2, 2015 Afghanistan: Daesh suffer blow against Taliban

MENAFN - Jun 2 2015 - ADIA makes "solid progress", says Hamed bin Zayed, Emirates News Agency (WAM) (MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) The îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî (ADIA) today issued its latest annual...

June 2, 2015 China Welcomes Visa and MasterCard Into Local Payment Card Market

paymentweek.com - The îWorld Trade Organizationî finalized the complaint in favor of the United States in 2012. Since then, China has updated its policies to accommodate to foreign companies interested in playing an...

June 2, 2015 MIDDAY UPDATE: Z buys Caltex chain, driving shares higher

Yahoo New Zealand - The stock climbed 18 percent to $6 at midday in Wellington, the highest since the îNew Zealand Superannuation Fundî and Infratil listed the chain in 2013. Wellington-based Z Energy expects to...

June 2, 2015 Malawi: Farmers Encouraged to Plant Hybrid Maize Seeds

AllAfrica - Kachikho said îMonsantoî seeds easily adapt to different environments. "Ntcheu is one of the areas that were not spared by disasters that affected crop production. However, those who planted hybrid maize...

June 2, 2015 Fitch: Eletrobras' Qualified Financial Statements Will Not Impact Ratings

Market Watch - SAO PAULO, Jun 01, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras S.A.'s (Eletrobras; 'BB'/ Outlook Stable) first quarter qualified financial statements release will not result in downgrade, according to...

June 2, 2015 New California water rules fall short: Scientists

Yahoo Finance India - California's approach to water management is severely outdated and ill-suited to the state's mostly dry climate, according to Monday comments from members of the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî....

June 2, 2015 Fresh buying seen in Crude Palm Oil, open interest up 2.16%

Commodity Online - Malaysia palm oil exports rose to 1.38 million tons in May 1-25 compared to 904,112 tons for the same period a month ago, Dow Jones reported citing data from îIntertekî, a private surveyor. Rising...

June 2, 2015 O'Malley zings Hillary's Wall Street ties

Washington Examiner - Goldman Sachs is also a longtime supporter of the îClinton Global Initiativeî, having committed to support business training and education of 10,000 women worldwide through the organization. >...

June 2, 2015 Fund's budget inclusion ALP idea: Cormann

Yahoo7 Finance - Senator Wong, a former finance minister, argued the government's decision to include earnings from the îFuture Fundî from 2020/21 inflated the budget outlook. But Senator Cormann cited the 2012/13...

June 2, 2015 LANXESS Announces Price Increase for Several Synthetic Elastomers

Newswire Today - LANXESS is a member of the leading sustainability indices îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Index (DJSI World and DJSI Europe) and FTSE4Good. > 1862

June 2, 2015 Why nonbanks are booming, and what kind of risk they bring

Housing Wire - Some nonbanks could pose a counterparty risk to îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî in the event of a downturn, but new bank-like îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî non-bank...

June 2, 2015 HSBC still playing with fire: prosecutors

New York Post - Malaysian authorities also threatened Cherkasky with a âlack of access to key information,â and the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî said that increased accountability may make employees less...

June 2, 2015 Dr M: What Najib did with 1MDB irresponsible

The Star Online - KUALA LUMPUR: Despite having thrown his support behind Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in the past, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) claims he âcannot acceptâ what the Prime Minister has done with regard to...

June 2, 2015 Buhari sworn in as Nigeria president after historic win

Modern Ghana - Cancelling the amnesty programme risked "plunging Nigeria's oil-producing region back into an armed insurgency", said analyst Malte Liewerscheidt at the Verisk îMaplecroftî consultancy group. > 1862

June 2, 2015 How Qatar got so rich so fast

businessinsider.com.au - This is the Amiri Diwan, or presidential palace. Source: SWF Institute In 2003, Qatar established the îQatar Investment Authorityî to recycle oil and gas income into other income streams. QIA...

June 2, 2015 Charles Kennedy's Iconic Anti-Iraq War Speech In Hyde Park In 2003 Was Before Its Time

Huffington Post UK - Mr Kennedy told demonstrators that the United Kingdom should work with the îUnited Nationsî (UN) and put their faith in the weapons inspectors. The full transcript of Mr Kennedy's speech is below....

June 2, 2015 Foreign investors to access Saudi $600b stock market

customstoday.com.pk - âSaudi Arabia opening up for international investors is actually a big event,â said Rami Sidani, Dubai-based head of Middle East, emerging markets equity, at îSchrodersî PLC....

June 2, 2015 Prologis Completes $5.9 Billion KTR Acquisition

The Street - The properties were acquired by Prologis U.S. Logistics Venture (USLV), a 55-45 consolidated joint venture with Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), manager of the îNorwegian Government Pension Fundî...

June 2, 2015 Grow Africa commits $10bn for agriculture

Independent Online - On the eve of the îWorld Economic Forumî on Africa taking place in Cape Town from June 3 to June 5, the Grow Africa Partnership released its latest figures which represent a 40-percent increase...

June 2, 2015 Officially San Diego's Most-Awarded Company for Environmental Initiatives with 23 Total Awards

Market Watch - SAN DIEGO, Jun 01, 2015 (îBUSINESS WIREî) -- Kyocera Communications ... âOur efforts are part of Kyoceraâs global philosophy and commitment to îsocial responsibilityî, and we...

June 2, 2015 Sudan - A food basket of the Arab world

theworldfolio.com - According to a paper published by the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî, present circumstances and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy trends reflect a promising,...

June 2, 2015 Inside Gaming: Slot makers betting on video-game element to lure millennials

Casino City Times - Those gamblers, however, are not millennials. Alex Bumazhny, director of gaming, lodging and leisure research for îFitch Ratingsî Service, said the casino demographic age 35 and younger is more...

June 2, 2015 The GOP's Odd Stance on the Patriot Act

The National Interest - Letâs get this straight. Republican senators are outraged by government overreach, which is why they are manning the barracks against the Environmental Protection Agencyâs (îEPAî)...

June 2, 2015 Botswana: Khama Back Home

AllAfrica - Gaborone â President Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama returned home yesterday (May 31) from London and Washington DC, where he attended Africa Day celebrations and a îConservation Internationalî...

June 2, 2015 Adia cites long-term gains as equity and bond markets recover

The National - The îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî, one of the worldâs biggest sovereign wealth funds, said its long-term returns in 2014 rose as global equity and bond markets inched up amid low interest rates...

June 2, 2015 'Paid mole' prison officer jailed

Wigan Today - moved by the desire to see change and îaccountabilityî where otherwise there would be none." Cheques for the stories were made out to Norman's son Daniel and the money was then transferred into Norman's...

June 2, 2015 2nd Annual West Oahu Pet Walk and Summer Fair

KHON2 - always pick up poo Gentry emergency pet sticker â let emergency workers know how many pets are at home DR Horton bone food mat â keep food in its place and not on the floor îMonsantoî grass seed...

June 2, 2015 China cautions French calls for speedy UN climate pact

Responding To Climate Change - Alden Meyer of the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî, a veteran watcher of climate negotiations called the mood âvery positiveâ with countries displaying...

June 2, 2015 Heavily tax our products, oil industry leaders beg governments

The Christian Science Monitor - "This is a symbolic moment, and demonstrates an important if not universal shift,â Mark Kenber, the executive director of îThe Climate Groupî, said in a statement. "It reflects a...

June 2, 2015 Vinayak Bahuguna appointed Arcil's Managing Director and CEO

Economic Times - It has Rs 11,000 crore worth of assets under management. Bahuguna has over a decade's experience in dealing with îdistressed assetsî. He began his career with ANZ Grindlays in 1987 and later moved to...

June 2, 2015 Former JPMorgan, Citi Bankers Start Dubai Boutique Advisory

Bloomberg - îQatar Investment Authorityî is among regional investors scouting deals in the U.S. The sovereign wealth fund of Qatar, which controls more than $100 billion in investments, is setting up an office in New...

June 2, 2015 UN relief wing boosts emergency support to refugees fleeing Burundi crisis

MENAFN - (MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) The new head of the îUnited Nationsî relief arm has released a fresh tranche of crisis funding from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) in order to support...

June 2, 2015 Z Energy shareholders fill up on more stock

Australian Financial Review - The move wrong-footed investors who had been waiting for Infratil and îNew Zealand Superannuation Fundî to dump $800 million of stock in off-market block trades. It also surprised bankers...

June 2, 2015 USDA's Country Of Origin Labels Likely Dead Meat

Law 360 - Law360, New York (June 01, 2015, 2:24 PM ET) -- With a final appeal at the îWorld Trade Organizationî exhausted and a pair of critical trade partners ready to clamor for billions in retaliatory tariffs,...

June 2, 2015 Brazil Oil Giant Petrobras Sells $2.5 Billion in Bonds

Wall Street Journal - Petrobras carries a junk rating from Moodyâs Investors Service and is rated just one notch above junk by Standard & Poorâs Ratings Services and îFitch Ratingsî. The company has...

June 2, 2015 Remarks to High-Level Event on the Demographic Dividend and Youth Employment

UN News Centre - I thank General Assembly President Kutesa and the co-organizers: the îInternational Labour Organizationî and the United Nations Population Fund. I am honoured by the presence many distinguished...

June 2, 2015 Stock exchange delists local firm

Corvallis Gazette-Times - Siga Technologies will no longer listed on the îNASDAQ Stock Marketî. According to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the delisting was expected to take effect...

June 2, 2015 As California drought worsens, experts urge water reforms

Los Angeles Times - "The reservoirs we built in California over the 20th century were designed for a climate with extensive snowpack, and frequent wet periods," said Juliet Christian-Smith, a climate scientist with the California...

June 2, 2015 L&T sees $4 billion orders in a sign of investment revival

Live Mint - îFitch Ratingsî says the share of soured and recast loans this year may touch the highest since 2001. An unprecedented Rs.5.3 trillion of reworked assets may turn bad in the period, according to Standard...

June 2, 2015 Terrorism, graft top list of threats to Kenya: Uhuru

Daily Nation - He pledged that his administration would bring îaccountabilityî and ensure that various allegations of corruption involving government officials are followed through. President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday...

June 2, 2015 Xcel Energy Takes Environmental Stewardship To The Next Level With Evoqua's Fish Protection Systems

wateronline.com - Xcel Energy, world recognized for its leadership in sustainability and a fixture on the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Index, is reinforcing its environmental leadership and commitment to protecting...

June 2, 2015 A.M. Best Co. Revises Outlook To Positive And Affirms A- "Excellent" Financial Strength Rating For All Member Companies Of Builders Insurance Group

The Street - ATLANTA, June 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A.M. Best Company, a worldwide insurance-rating and information agency, has revised the outlook to positive from stable and affirmed the financial strength rating of A-...

June 2, 2015 Mind the fair trade gap

Financial Times - Why democratic elections are always flawed Tax a Scandinavian solution The problem with sexed-up statistics What a radical Conservative government could do Another study, by Tina Beuchelt and Manfred Zeller,...

June 2, 2015 Sodexo Reaches Across Supply Chain to Cut Carbon Emissions

Triple Pundit - On the face of it, Sodexoâs âgreenâ credentials are impressive. It has been a member of the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Index â World for 1o years running. Itâs also been...

June 2, 2015 French minister: 2015 climate deal must avoid US Congress

Lincoln Journal Star - Peruvian Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal said he was "completely sure that we will have an agreement in Paris," despite the complex political situation in the U.S. Jennifer Morgan, a climate policy...

June 2, 2015 PPACA three R's programs: Insurers cry out

Life Health Pro - See also: îAssurantî confident about benefits unit sale The same issuer said CMS released software that was missing 7,000 of the patient diagnostic codes that insurers need to do the risk-adjustment...

June 2, 2015 Qatari Economic affairs council discusses investment strategy

MENAFN - Second: A presentation on îQatar Investment Authorityî (QIA) strategy. HH the Emir gave directives to work on the implementation of the strategy. Third: A report on investment companies owned by some...

June 2, 2015 Multiples PE to float new housing finance company

VC Circle - Multiples had raised its maiden $405 million fund in 2011 wherein Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), Dutch pension fund îPGGMî, UKâs CDC Group and pension and sovereign funds from Europe...

June 2, 2015 WEF: Global leaders converge on S/Africa to discuss Africa as new economic frontier

Businessday - After the îWorld Economic Forumî on Africa held in Abuja in May last year, international attention is again focused on the continent as the global forum holds its 25th conference in Cape Town, South...

June 2, 2015 Why we need a new deal for the public sector

Management Today - Detter and Folster see the answer in a îNational Wealth Fundî - an arm's-length agency designed to hold the government's assets. The British government has two such agencies. The Shareholder...

June 2, 2015 KWS says to look at seed assets as part of any Syngenta deal

Yahoo Finance - FRANKFURT, June 2 (Reuters) - KWS Saat, a German supplier of conventionally bred seeds, said it would look at selected seed assets if they were put on offer as part of a potential merger of rivals...

June 2, 2015 A closer look at HIPAA: Part 1 -- The rules and myths

DrBicuspid - The Health Insurance Portability and îAccountabilityî Act (HIPAA), passed in 1996, was enacted to protect health information, increase oversight of transaction standards for the exchange of health...

June 2, 2015 The salary you must earn to buy a home in 27 metros

MSN - Q: At the height of the real estate crisis, should îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî have done principal reductions' Should they start doing them now' Menna Bizuneh, PhD Assistant Professor of...

June 2, 2015 ASU President: Criticisms against ASU miss the mark

azcentral.com - Then we are criticized for hosting a globally oriented event for youth innovation sponsored by the more liberal îClinton Global Initiativeî University. Both criticisms, hung on names that journalists...

June 2, 2015 Learning to do the math on climate change

The Chronicle Journal - That's why a group of NGOs - including the World Resources Institute, World Wildlife Fund, the Carbon Disclosure Project and the îUnited Nationsî îGlobal Compactî - is trying to...

June 2, 2015 The one factor driving Lindsey Graham into the GOP race

The Christian Science Monitor - Chief among them is Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who recently staked out that territory in a speech at the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî. Senator Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants, is...

June 2, 2015 Bill would keep food consumers in the dark

Bucks County Courier Times - This is democracy in action, addressing the demand of nine out of 10 voters. Unfortunately, companies like îMonsantoî that manufacture GMO seeds and related pesticides don't like the...

June 2, 2015 Shareholder Pressure Increasing Over Climate Change Risks

Bloomberg - âPension funds are saying they are very concerned about this,â Colin Melvin, chief executive officer of the biggest pension fund adviser, îHermes Equity Ownership Servicesî Ltd., said in an...

June 2, 2015 Gunkul Engineering PCL : Suntech and Gunkul Engineering collaborate on 63MW of solar projects in Thailand

4 Traders - Suntech is a Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî tier 1 solar company, based on its bankability and has delivered more than 30 million photovoltaic panels or 9 GWs of installed capacity to more than 1 thousand...

June 2, 2015 Keurig Green Mountain Earns Neutral Rating from Analysts at Wedbush (GMCR)

sleekmoney.com - The Company sells Keurig Single Cup Brewers and Arabica bean coffees, including îFair Trade Certifiedî, certified organic, flavored, limited edition and blends offered in K-Cup and Vue packs...

June 2, 2015 Tackling climate change: France steps up efforts to produce crucial draft text to guide countries at Bonn talks

Economic Times - Over 12 days, beginning Monday, the climate diplomats are expected to work together to reduce the 83-page draft text of the îUNî-sponsored 'îGlobal Compactî' to tackle climate change by...

June 2, 2015 The Rise of Food-Studies Programs

The Atlantic - The 25-year-old is studying to be a dental hygienist. But soon after she started her degree program, she found herself reading the works of îMichael Pollanî and Marion Nestle and selling soup that she...

June 2, 2015 American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP Announces Acquisition Of A Nine-hotel Branded, Select-service Portfolio For US$53.5 Million

The Street - AHIP will fund the purchase price, including the PIPs, using a combination of cash on hand and a new US$32.0 million îcommercial mortgage backed securitiesî (" CMBS") loan. The new mortgage will be for a...

June 2, 2015 New Global Development Goals Must Address Modern Slavery: Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi

NDTV - United Nations member states aim to agree in September a set of îSustainableî Development Goals (SDGs)- targets ... Peace Prize with Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, told the îThomson Reutersî...

June 2, 2015 Turkish Authorities Seize Bank Asya

4 Traders - "Turkey's business environment is becoming increasingly politicized," said Anthony Skinner, a political risk consultant covering Turkey at U.K.-based firm Verisk îMaplecroftî. "Investors have long...

June 2, 2015 MBA: Commercial, multifamily delinquencies keep dropping

Housing Wire - The report collects data from the commercial/multifamily delinquency rates for five of the largest investor-groups: commercial banks and thrifts, îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî, life insurance...

June 2, 2015 Investec adds Justin Simler to multi-asset team

Fundweb - Investec Asset Management has hired îSchrodersîâ Justin Simler as an investment director in its multi-asset team. In his new role Simler will be responsible for building Investecâs multi-asset...

June 2, 2015 Trust Insider: Schroder Real Estate hopes future will be all Reit

City Wire - Schroder Real Estate started life in July 2004 as Insight (later Invista) Foundation Property Trust. It moved to îSchrodersî three years ago. Back in 2004, Schroder Real Estate was the first Guernsey...

June 2, 2015 Fitch Affirms Los Angeles County Public Works Financing Authority, CA Revs at 'AAA'; Outlook Stable

Financial Content - îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed the following Los Angeles County Public Works Financing Authority, California (the authority) ratings: -- $4.5 million (Los Angeles County Flood Control District)...

June 2, 2015 Trade Supports Over 31 Million Jobs Across Europe: Study

Realtime Business News - This in-depth publication was jointly prepared by the European Commission's Joint Research Center and the Directorate General, and will be presented at an event hosted by the îCenter for European...

June 2, 2015 Do you know the score when it comes to credit'

Detroit Free Press - That compares with 55% of consumers from last year's survey. Stephen Brobeck, executive director for the îConsumer Federation of Americaî, said he's hopeful that consumers will get more...

June 2, 2015 Commodities and cash rate in focus

Australian Financial Review - The dollar gained 0.7 per cent to $US1.092 per euro at midday in New York. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index rose 0.3 per cent and the îStoxxî Europe 600 Index increased 0.2 per cent....

June 2, 2015 Wall Street lifts amid data focus

The Australian - Germanyâs DAX-30 gained 0.2 per cent and Franceâs CAC-40 added 0.4 per cent. The îStoxxî Europe 600 rose 0.2 per cent. In Asian markets, stocks in Shanghai surged. The Shanghai Composite...

June 2, 2015 Europe Stock Swings Tell Tale on Greece That Rally Obscures

Economia e Finanza con Bloomberg - Looking a little deeper suggests otherwise. Equity swings in the îStoxxî Europe 600 Index were the biggest since January in May, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Thatâs...

June 2, 2015 Elior H1 2014/2015 Results - Interview With Chairman & CEO Philippe Salle

The Street - We place particular importance on corporate social responsibility and have been a member of the îUnited Nationsî îGlobal Compactî since 2004. Our corporate philosophy - which is centered on...

June 2, 2015 New global development goals must address modern slavery: Satyarthi

Yahoo News - NEW DELHI (îThomson Reutersî Foundation) - Governments must address human ... United Nations member states aim to agree in September a set of îSustainableî Development Goals (SDGs)- targets...

June 2, 2015 TUV Rheinland Launches Suite of EPEAT Registration and Verification Services

prnw.cbe.thejakartapost.com - EPEAT, which stands for îElectronic Product Environmental Assessment Toolî, is the definitive global registry for greener electronics. Through an agreement with the Green Electronics...

June 2, 2015 Buzz over DPM's return tonight

The Star Online - His arrival is being closely watched in the wake of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razakâs reported ultimatum to those opposing î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB) at last Friday's...

June 2, 2015 Blackstone : Kingsmill Resort headed for market

4 Traders - îThe Blackstone Groupî purchased Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Anheuser-Busch's other nine amusement parks. Xanterra acquired all of Kingsmill, both the resort and development rights in the gated...

June 2, 2015 XPO Logistics Raises $3.26 Billion in Debt and Equity

swfinstitute.org - Institutional investors are attracted to logistic companies. Singaporeâs GIC Private Limited bought a huge stake in Indcor Properties from îthe Blackstone Groupî. Part of the massive capital...

June 2, 2015 Israel accuses UN of recognizing Hamas-linked NGO

Yahoo News - îUnited Nationsî (United States) (AFP) - Israel on Tuesday denounced as "outrageous" a UN decision to recognise a London-based Palestinian non-governmental organisation it says is affiliated with the...

June 2, 2015 How safe is nanotechnology research in Southeast Asia'

Phys.org - The îInternational Labour Organizationî has predicted that by 2020, 20% of all consumer and industrial products will use nanotechnology. "Nano" means "dwarf" in Greek. One nanometre is one billionth of a...

June 2, 2015 Brookfield Property Partners (BPY) to Acquire Center Parcs UK (BX)

StreetInsider - Gerry Murphy, Chairman of îThe Blackstone Groupî International Partners LLP, said: "Having bought Center Parcs in 2006 and invested in its growth, it has been an excellent investment for us. We are...

June 2, 2015 Agreement heralds new level of employer/labor cooperation

Nassau Guardian - âfacilitating the establishment and operation of business and the free movement of labor within the CARICOM common spaceâ, while upholding îInternational Labour Organizationî (ILO)...

June 2, 2015 FirstService Corporation Becomes an Independent Public Company

CNN Money - today announced it has become an independent public company after being separated from Colliers International Group Inc. FirstService shares will begin trading on The îNASDAQ Stock Marketî ("NASDAQ") and...

June 2, 2015 The Backtesting Crisis

aiCIO - âYou never see a bad backtest. Ever. In any strategy.â âJosh Diedesch, îCalSTRSî López de Pradoâwho holds two doctorates in the subject and a research fellowship with the...

June 2, 2015 Drive your car, help fight climate change' The new biofuel that claims to be carbon negative

theguardian.com - âTheyâve realized that small is beautiful,â says Claire Curry, biofuel analyst for research firm Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî. In October 2014, it received a $91m loan guarantee...

June 2, 2015 Supporting the New Climate Agreement: A Checklist for Business

WRI - I was âon locationâ last week in Paris at the Business & Climate Summit, where leaders from business and climate policy came together. At the opening plenary, I heard from the CEOs of Statoil and Carrefour,...

June 2, 2015 Mideast funds negative on Saudi after oil slides

MENAFN - "Although oil prices remain under pressure, equity markets continued to show strong resilience and managed to overcome the ongoing geopolitical issues," said Tariq Qaqish, managing director of îassetî...

June 2, 2015 New Flash Point Between Hong Kong And China

Seeking Alpha - The îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî estimates that yuan deposits in its banking system fell by CNY49 bln in Q1 from CNY1 trillion at the end of last year. In order to attract yuan deposits, local banks...

June 2, 2015 Wall Street Wary as Rules for Asset-Backed Reporting Take Effect

Bloomberg - Finra is considering tracking pricing, volume and timing data on other kinds of securitized products, such as îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî and certain derivatives of mortgage bonds. In a comment...

June 2, 2015 Australia's Pan Asia Corporation to reveal corporate transaction

MENAFN - Jun 2 2015 - ADIA makes "solid progress", says Hamed bin Zayed, Emirates News Agency (WAM) (MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) The îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî (ADIA) today issued its latest annual...

June 2, 2015 Former British Gas director Michael Uzielli spends first day as Heathrow CFO

CITY A.M. - Before that he spent some time working for British Airways and îSchrodersî. Taking over from José Leo, Uzielli has been tasked with making sure the airport is able to âexceed financial...

June 2, 2015 Western premiers talking diversification in light of low oil prices | Video

Leader Post - The provincial and territorial leaders also expressed strong support for federal efforts to encourage the United States to act on the recent îWorld Trade Organizationî ruling to bring an end to...

June 2, 2015 MAS employees in Sarawak will know fate by today or tomorrow

Astro Awani - The source said MAS sole shareholder, îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî had earlier promised that terminated staff would be provided skill training at the corporate company's development centre. He said the...

June 2, 2015 Cabinet told: No two ways over the 1MDB issue

dailyexpress.com.my - Selangor: Cabinet members who are against the Prime Minister on the î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB) issue should quit. "I agree but on three conditions," said Defence Minister Datuk Seri...

June 2, 2015 Artur Rasizade elected as chairman

News - A regular meeting of the Supervisory Board of the îState Oil Fundî of îAzerbaijanî (SOFAZ) was held on June 1. Oxu.Az reports with reference to the Fund that the annual report on the activities of...

June 2, 2015 UPS, Bacardi, DNV GL shake up the sustainability status quo

Green Biz - The news also comes just weeks after DNV GL saw longtime CEO Henrik Madsen, who will be retiring on Aug. 1, appointed to the board of the îUnited Nationsî îGlobal Compactî Board â an...

June 2, 2015 These Are the 10 Richest Royals in the World

Time - Sheikh Khalifa has amassed a fortune as chairman of the îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî, which manages the UAEâs excess oil reserves, estimated to be worth up to half a trillion dollars. He is also known...

June 2, 2015 Allegiancy closes on $16.5 million refinancing for Fairfax Building in Richmond

Virginia Business - Yet looking ahead, Allegiancy asset managers said they determined that major lease expirations at the property, coupled with the high volume of îcommercial mortgage backed-securitiesî (CMBS)...

June 2, 2015 Why a bike helmet might save your brain

homes.yahoo.com - Bike helmets can't prevent a broken leg, like the one U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry suffered in a bike accident in France over the weekend. But they can reduce the odds of moderate or severe head injuries...

June 2, 2015 Companies call for tougher sustainability standards for palm oil

theguardian.com - shareholder advocate at environmentally responsible mutual fund company îGreen Centuryî Capital Management, which helped spearhead the letter. Related: From rainforest to your cupboard: the real...

June 2, 2015 Brookfield To Acquire Center Parcs UK From Blackstone - Quick Facts

Realtime Business News - Gerry Murphy, Chairman of îThe Blackstone Groupî International Partners LLP, said: "Having bought Center Parcs in 2006 and invested in its growth, it has been an excellent investment for us....

June 2, 2015 AT&T Helps Cities Save Water With New Technology

Yahoo Finance - The companies are sharing results from recent trials at the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî (NIST) Tech Expo today. The trials took place in Atlanta, Los Angeles and Las Vegas....

June 2, 2015 Content Checked Holdings Inc. Upgrades to the OTCQB Marketplace, now available for trading as CNCK

Consumer Electronics Net - We will continue working towards our goals of uplisting in the future to the îNasdaq Stock Marketî and growing our business." About Content Checked Holdings, Inc.: Content Checked...

June 2, 2015 Kuwait supports ILO efforts against unemployment - minister

KUNA - GENEVA, June 1 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Planning and Development Hind Al-Subeeh confirmed Monday her country's support of the îInternational Labour...

June 2, 2015 IMRIS Announces Receipt of Nasdaq Notice of Delisting

Yahoo Finance - MINNEAPOLIS , June 1, 2015 /CNW/ - IMRIS Inc.(the Company)(NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM) announced today that the Company received a letter May 26, 2015 from the îNASDAQ Stock Marketî LLC ("Nasdaq") stating...

June 2, 2015 Blackstone JV, Embassy Office Parks, may list IPO to REIT plan

Economic Times - Institutional investors such as Blackstone, îQatar Investment Authorityî, GIC and Brookfield Asset Management have bought up highquality, income-producing office buildings over the past few years....

June 2, 2015 At Geneva jobs summit, UN labour chief urges a global debate on the future of work

UN News Centre - 1 June 2015 â Addressing some 4,000 government, worker and employer representatives, the head of the United Nations îInternational Labour Organizationî (ILO) called for a global debate on the...

June 2, 2015 Intel to acquire Altera in $16.7 bn cash deal

Australian News - Intel shares were down 1.6 percent at $33.90 on Monday afternoon in îNasdaq Stock Marketî trading. It suggested that some investors felt the deal could face regulatory hurdles, but analysts said...

June 2, 2015 Why climate change matters for your investments

City Wire - Earlier this year the two California state pension funds (known as âCalPERSâ and âîCalSTRsîâ), which between them look after $490 billion (£322 billion), announced they...

June 2, 2015 Make 1MDB Roadmap public says Kit Siang

freemalaysiatoday.com - Furthermore, continued Lim, do the Ministers know whether 1MDB was being wound down by next year and its operations transferred to three separate companies as part of the deal with IPIC and its...

June 2, 2015 MAS confident of turnaround by 2018

China Daily - îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî, the sovereign fund of Malaysia and the sole shareholder of Malaysia Airline System Berhad - the parent company of Malaysia Airlines - is working on a plan that would transform...

June 2, 2015 dpa-AFX: European Markets Finished Mixed On Greek Worries

finanztreff.de - and it represented a slight upward revision from last month's flash estimate reading of 49.1. The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks increased by 0.12 percent, while the...

June 2, 2015 Suntech to Provide 63MW of Solar Panels to Gunkul Engineering

Clean Tech - Suntech is a Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî tier 1 solar company, based on its bankability and has delivered more than 30 million photovoltaic panels or 9 GWs of installed capacity to more than 1 thousand...

June 2, 2015 Corruption: Kenya investors calls for e-procurement to curb graft

Coastweek - The private sector said it has put in place measures to support Kenya in its fight against corruption, such as embracing the use of the business code of ethics developed in collaboration with the îUnited...

June 2, 2015 Permanent Fund CEO Abruptly Retires

Alaska Public Media - The îAlaska Permanent Fund Corporationî has announced the abrupt retirement of its chief executive officer Mike Burns. Burnsâ immediate departure is due to unspecified health concerns,...

June 2, 2015 FINRA Brings Transparency to Asset-Backed Securities Market

Market Watch - collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs), îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî (CMBSs) and collateralized debt obligations (CDOs). The comment period expired on April 10, 2015, and FINRA is...

June 2, 2015 Abu Dhabi Wealth Fund Leans Less on Outside Fund Managers

Bloomberg - The chance for fund managers to help Abu Dhabi invest its oil fortune is getting slimmer by the year. îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî, one of the worldâs biggest sovereign wealth funds, said about...

June 2, 2015 Spie Offers Shares at EU14.50-EU17.50 as It Reattempts IPO

Bloomberg - (Bloomberg) -- Co. seeks initial EU700M ($767M) as it reattempts the IPO that it abandoned in October. * Co. has commitment from îCaisse de Depot et placement du Quebecî worth EU100M-EU150M, it says in a...

June 2, 2015 NIST Creating Privacy Risk Management Framework

Bank Info Security - But not all of those traits help systems designers assess privacy risks. So the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî is developing a privacy risk management framework. NIST has issued...

June 2, 2015 MAS staff offered re-employment on lower salaries

The Rakyat Post - îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî, the sole shareholder of MAS, decided to institute changes to stem the losses. Come September 1, MAS will no longer operate as an airline, with its role to be taken over by...

June 2, 2015 BDC Total Returns And Continued Bifurcation

Seeking Alpha - Over the last few quarters investors have been concerned with oil and energy exposure among portfolio investments impacting BDCs such as îApollo Investmentî (NASDAQ:AINV), Main Street Capital...

June 2, 2015 Oppy strengthens greenhouse sales

The Produce News - There are also great opportunities for our greenhouse organic and îFair Trade Certifiedî programs. Itâs fulfilling to be aligned with growers who share these values and present their products...

June 2, 2015 Frontier Communications May Surprise

Barron's - Many may be obtained through îThomson Reutersî at thomson.com/financial or 800-638-8241 ... 3) We believe that the current dividend is îsustainableî in the medium term, and...

June 2, 2015 The global tax system is broken, says Nobel prize winner

CNN Money - The economists also suggest establishing an intergovernmental tax body within the îUnited Nationsî that would combat abusive tax practices. > 1862

June 2, 2015 Citi sees 40% return on European equities to end-2016

IFA Magazine - Among the UK-listed shares which fit those three criteria are: 3iGroup, Aberdeen Asset Management, Aviva, Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds and îSchrodersî. > 1862

June 2, 2015 Chemical Financial Corporation Completes Acquisition of Lake Michigan Financial Corporation

CNN Money - Chemical Financial Corporation's common stock trades on The îNASDAQ Stock Marketî under the symbol CHFC and is one of the issues comprising The NASDAQ Global Select Market. More information about Chemical...

June 2, 2015 Debt swap program set to be extended

ECNS - Uncertainty over the scale of local government debt and about how to deal with it remains a key issue for China's sovereign credit profile, according to a report published by US-based rating agency îFitch...

June 2, 2015 Neste Oil is now Neste

Your Oil and Gas News - Our sustainable practices have received recognition in the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî World Index and the Global 100 list of the world's most sustainable companies. In 2014, our revenue...

June 2, 2015 Demo Day is June 4 for the 2015 Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator powered by Techstars

Yahoo Finance India - Sprint has been named to the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Index (DJSI) North America for the past four years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and...

June 2, 2015 AmTrust Financial & Units' Ratings Unchanged by A.M. Best - Analyst Blog

NASDAQ - A.M. Best reiterated the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of 'bbb-' and debt ratings of AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. AFSI. Concurrently, the rating agency reiterated the financial strength rating (FSR) of A (Excellent)...

June 2, 2015 Don't chair Cabinet meetings on 1MDB, Lim tells Najib

Astro Awani - KUALA LUMPUR: DAP leader Lim Kit Siang said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak should not chair or be present at any Cabinet discussion on the financial state of î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB)...

June 2, 2015 Nothing2Hide dialogue only meaningful if Dr M attends too

freemalaysiatoday.com - Both former and current prime ministers are currently on separate tours, with one asking for the otherâs resignation, and the other defending his position and explaining controversial issues such as...

June 2, 2015 NLRB Rebuffs Union on Retiree Benefit Cut; Power Company Arguably Had Contract Right

Bloomberg BNA - An NLRB administrative law judge held that îAmerican Electric Powerî committed an unfair labor practice by eliminating ... According to the decision, îAEPî operates in 11 states with more...

June 2, 2015 NIST releases draft risk framework to help agencies understand, manage privacy issues

Fierce Government IT - The îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî last week released a draft guide aimed at helping federal agencies anticipate and address privacy risks from collecting and processing...

June 2, 2015 Off-plan launch rush takes hold of Dubai realty

Zawya - âIn fact, evidence of this has already materialised; îQatar Investment Authorityî acquired 8 Canada Square in London for $1.7 billion at the end of last year â a record-setting real estate deal in...

June 2, 2015 Sustainable Brands Allures Global Brand Innovation Leaders to San Diego Conference

CSR Wire - Exact dates and locations are to be announced. îCSRHubî launches results from their latest study on the correlation between sustainability and brand strength. Whirlpool releases results from the...

June 2, 2015 Solar power shows the way to clean global energy

businessinsider.in - Third, cost of solar power has come down drastically with innovations and improved technology. Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî figures show that global levelised cost for Solar PV projects has...

June 2, 2015 In The Raw® Breaks Into New Market With Launch Of Reduced Calorie Beverages

The Business Journal - Perfectly sweetened with responsibly sourced îFair Trade Certifiedî⢠Sugar In The Raw® and zero-calorie stevia, the beverages contain half the amount of sugar as leading...

June 2, 2015 Robert Reich: Texas officials are a disaster in their own right

Salon - Among Texasâs infamous climate-change deniers is Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, who dismissed last yearâs report by the îUnited Nationsîâ...

June 2, 2015 Kammer-Mitchell Plant in Marshall County closes

WTOV 9 - Eleven îAmerican Electric Powerî plants are being shut down ... and those are just some of the hundreds of people that operated that facility since 1958,â îAEPî spokeswoman Carmen...

June 2, 2015 AUO's UHD 4K Smartphone Display to Debut at SID Display Week

Market Watch - AUO has also been named to îDow Jones Sustainabilityî World Index from 2010 to 2014. AUO generated consolidated revenues of NT$408.18 billion in 2014. For more information, please visit AUO.com. Safe...

June 2, 2015 Oil and gas giants ask UN for global carbon price

Edie - a level playing field across all geographies and a clear role in securing a more sustainable future International non-profit îThe Climate Groupî called the sending of the letter a âsymbolic momentâ...

June 2, 2015 A fed funds hike in 2015, come hell or high water

Investment Europe - Bastien Drut and Valentine Ainouz, from the Strategy and Economic Research team at îAmundiî, highlight Fed funds possible hike in 2015. All it took was a speech for Janet Yellen to revive...

June 2, 2015 Beijing's Election Rules for Hong Kong's CEO are not Playing Well in Hong Kong

Economy Watch - The îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî estimates that yuan deposits in its banking system fell by CNY49 bln in Q1 from CNY1 trillion at the end of last year. In order to attract yuan deposits, local banks...

June 2, 2015 The PPP/C should transform itself into an opposition of national unity

Stabroek News - The îUnited Nationsî defines partnerships as âa voluntary and collaborative agreement between various partners, in which all participants agree to work together to achieve a common purpose of...

June 2, 2015 The Case Against Manifest Destiny

Counter Punch - This principle of international law includes, but is not limited to, the prohibition of the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, according to Article 2.4...

June 2, 2015 Lawmakers and health care leaders divided over fix to surprise medical bills

North Jersey - Chuck Bell, the director of programs at îConsumers Unionî, the publisher of Consumer Reports, urged for the committee to move the bill along the legislative process. âOur consumers donât...

June 2, 2015 Canadian property giant buys Center Parcs

Insider Media Limited - In 2015 the business expects to welcome more than two million guests. Gerry Murphy, chairman of îThe Blackstone Groupî International Partners, said: "Having bought Center Parcs in 2006 and...

June 2, 2015 Dispatches: Fighting the Good Fight in Iraq

Human Rights Watch - So when the 60-member strong international coalition against ISIS meets in Paris today, will îaccountabilityî for abuses top the agenda' This is not just a question of the moral high ground, but...

June 2, 2015 Prologis, Norges Close on KTR Portfolio

ALM Globe St - in Seattle. That JV is valued at $63.3 million. Manager of the îNorwegian Government Pension Fundî Global, NBIM says about 35% of its investments globally are in real estate. > 1862

June 2, 2015 KTR Capital Partners acquired by Prologis for $5.9 billion

RE Journals - KTRâs three investment funds were acquired by Prologis U.S. Logistics Venture (USLV), a 55-45 consolidated joint venture with Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), manager of the îNorwegian...

June 2, 2015 The Man with Pounds 44 Billion Taking on Two Global Banking Giants

Opalesque Hedge Fund News - Hassan Bouhadi, the chairman of Libyaâs $67bn (pounds 44bn) înational wealth fundî, the Libyan Investment Authority, doesnât want his job to be this interesting. Ideally, he...

June 2, 2015 Pua: If USD1b from Arabs is not a loan, what is it'

freemalaysiatoday.com - Husni Hanadzlah disclosed last Friday that â1MDB has entered into a binding agreement with IPIC and its subsidiary îAabar Investmentsîâ where the former will make a...

June 2, 2015 Health notes: 104-year-old still volunteering

Duluth News Tribune - He was prompted to start volunteering after visiting his wife, Millie, at the Virginia îConvalescentî Center of the hospitalâs third floor. After his wife died, Youngman decided to keep...

June 2, 2015 NIST Drafts Privacy Risk Mgmt Framework for Government-Operated Info Systems

Executive Gov - The îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî has released draft guidance for managing privacy risks in smart city technologies and connected devices, Nextgov reported Monday. Aliya Sternstein...

June 2, 2015 International doctors call for immediate ban on cancer-causing glyphosate herbicide

Natural News - (NaturalNews) In response to a recent International Agency for Research on Cancer report, which found that the îMonsantoî herbicide glyphosate "probably" causes cancer in humans, a cohort of...

June 2, 2015 Why some investors dread proxy campaigns

The Deal Pipeline - Shortly after Starboard won the contest, îMoody'sî Investors Service Inc. downgraded Darden's debt to Ba1 from Baa3 -- meaning it went from investment to speculative grade -- after it concluded...

June 2, 2015 Authorities clean up spill into Clinton River; source sought

Washington Times - Jeff Lippert, a federal on-scene coordinator with the îEPAî, tells The Detroit News that between 500 and ... The state reports drinking îwaterî isnât affected. > 1862

June 2, 2015 Columbus plans upgrade to reduce sewer plant odors on South Side

The Columbus Dispatch - Money borrowed from the Ohio îEPAî will finance most of the project and those loans ultimately will be repaid by the cityâs îwaterî customers. âThis is rate-payer...

June 2, 2015 Incor Holdings Plc announces the appointment of a New Director

Finanznachrichten - InCoR acquires and develops projects and îdistressed assetsî identified by management focusing primarily in the mineral resource, energy and food/agriculture sectors. > 1862

June 2, 2015 Sale of poles and wires to switch on soon

The Australian - Spark Infrastructure with Hastings Funds Management, the îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî, Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec and Wren House, an arm of the Kuwait Investment Authority is one of...

June 2, 2015 Target Group more than doubles profits in 2014

Scoop - Byrne continues: âIn addition to our successes in primary and îspecial servicingî, our software development teams have implemented a state of the art accounting system for a leading retail finance...

June 2, 2015 Chicago Returns to Market with Sales Tax Conversion

The Bond Buyer - Standard & Poor's affirmed the bonds' AAA rating in March. îFitch Ratingsî links the rating to the city's GOs so they carry the same BBB-plus rating, which is on negative watch. The city did not...

June 2, 2015 Libya: LIA languishes in legal labyrinth

ECR - Regular readers of Euromoney will be familiar with the David and Goliath act under way in the îLibyan Investment Authorityîâs attempts to sue Goldman Sachs and Société...

June 2, 2015 VLCC newbuildings back in favour

tankeroperator.com - The tankers and harbour tugs previously owned by Neste, which are included in this category, are today wned jointly by the Finnish National Emergency Supply Agency and the îIlmarinenî Mutual...

June 2, 2015 Carmel starts work on budget

Monterey County - Two of them are the looming state cease and desist order to reduce the amount of water California American Water can pump from the Carmel River and a new side fund requested by îCalPERSî for its...

June 2, 2015 Fifa corruption crisis: the key figures in the controversy

theguardian.com - An investigation by the Sunday Times alleged last November that Lefkaritisâs family was paid £27m for a strip of land by the îQatar Investment Authorityî. Lefkaritis...

June 2, 2015 Public service reform: the challenges that lie ahead

theguardian.com - âWider reform is needed to provide a coherent system of îaccountabilityî,â she comments. Like Fawcett, Jacqui McKinlay, executive director of the Centre for Public Scrutiny, says the...

June 2, 2015 Zions Bancorp Reports Corporate Restructuring, Positive Operating Leverage Inintiative

Benzinga - Additionally, as has also been previously communicated, over the next several quarters the Company expects to achieve a reduction of approximately $20 million of annual dividends on îpreferred equityî....

June 2, 2015 Credit Markets Pay Little Attention To YRC Worldwides's Stable Cash Flows

Seeking Alpha - In comparison, Valens' fundamental analysis drives a much safer Intrinsic CDS (iCDS) of 457bps. îMoody'sî is likewise overstating YRCW's fundamental credit risk, viewing the company as a high-yield...

June 2, 2015 Najib should not chair Cabinet meeting on 1MDB, says Kit Siang

The Malaysian Insider - Do the ministers know whether 1MDB is being wound down by next year and its operations transferred to three separate companies as part of the deal with IPIC and its îAabar Investmentsî unit to...

June 2, 2015 Red Hill fuel enforcement order detailed

KITV News - "What the work plan will do is to outline to allow the tanks to continue to function as a national resources, but will also make sure ground îwaterî resources are protected in the area,â said the...

June 2, 2015 City's bonds rise after Springfield's pension move

Crain's Chicago Business - That pushed the yield to 5.6 percent, the lowest since May 12, before îMoody'sî Investors Service announced that it cut the city's credit rating to junk. âIt alleviates an immediate...

June 2, 2015 Neste welcomes US EPA's proposal on renewable fuel volume requirements

GlobeNewswire - Our sustainable practices have received recognition in the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî World Index and the Global 100 list of the world's most sustainable companies. In 2014, our revenue amounted to EUR...

June 2, 2015 FTSE up on miners, house builders as Europe eases

Interactive Investor - House builders followed Persimmon's (PSN) rise of 0.56% to 1985p. Other notable risers included îIntertekî (ITRK), IAG (IAG)( and Johnson Matthey (JMAT). Overall about 45 stocks were lower,...

June 2, 2015 Abu Dhabi Wealth Fund Changing Tack Amid Lower Oil Prices

Wall Street Journal - DUBAIâThe îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî, a sovereign-wealth fund with assets estimated at more than $700 billion, is relying less on external money managers and handling more of its...

June 2, 2015 Elanco Announces Comprehensive Antibiotic Stewardship Plan, Significant Research Effort

Stockhouse - In one year, Elanco will host an animal health îaccountabilityî summit to provide a progress report on our effort to deliver non-antibiotic alternatives. Along the way, we will collaborate with customers,...

June 2, 2015 TOP NEWS: UK Government Sets New Plan For Lloyds Banking Share Sale

Morningstar - Wells took over from Thiam on Monday. FTSE 100-listed testing, certification and inspection services company îIntertekî said it is planning to open a European immunochemistry laboratory in Manchester....

June 2, 2015 Death on the steppes: Mystery disease kills Saigas

Times of India - "We have to do the science and let the evidence speak." On Thursday, the îUnited Nationsî agency overseeing implementation of saiga conservation measures issued a statement saying that "the mass...

June 2, 2015 Fortum: Fortum completes divestment of its Swedish electricity distribution business

Finanznachrichten - The new owner of the Swedish distribution business is a consortium comprising Swedish national pension funds Första AP-Fonden (AP 1) (12.5%), Tredje AP-Fonden (AP 3) (20.0%), Swedish mutual...

June 2, 2015 CMBS Loans Lead Decline in CRE Delinquency

Mortgage News - Delinquency of at least 30 days on loans included in îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî worked out to 5.17 percent in the first quarter. That turned out to be 19 basis points lower than the...

June 2, 2015 Why Etihad Airways is pumping money into Major League Soccer

The National - It is a trend mirrored by the two regionsâ international investments. Since 2007, the îQatar Investment Authorityî has injected over US$65bn into Europe while in 2013, Chinese funding of US...

June 2, 2015 ADIA makes "solid progress", says Hamed bin Zayed

Zawya - ABU DHABI: 2nd June 2015 (WAM): The îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî ( ADIA) today issued its latest annual Review, with its Managing Director, HH Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, noting that the Authority...

June 2, 2015 Tanzanian MPs warned off witchcraft ahead of elections

Al JAZEERA - The East African country imposed a ban on witchcraft earlier this year to try to stop a trade in albino body parts used in spells and charms claiming to bring luck and wealth, as the îUnited Nationsî...

June 2, 2015 Prologis Closes $5.9 Bln KTR Acquisition - Quick Facts

Realtime Business News - The properties were acquired by Prologis U.S. Logistics Venture or USLV, a 55-45 consolidated joint venture with Norges Bank Investment Management or NBIM, manager of the îNorwegian Government...

June 2, 2015 Air Astana opens training center for engineers in Almaty

Air Transport World - Air Astana is a joint venture between Kazakhstanâs înational wealth fundî, Samruk Kazyna, and BAE Systems, with respective shares of 51% and 49%. > 1862

June 2, 2015 Libyan investment chief sues Goldman Sachs and SocGen for more than 3 billion, saying 'someone has to answer'

The Business Insider - Interview: Hassan Bouhadi, the chairman of the Libyan Investment Authority, outlines his role in helping to rebuild the war-torn nation Hassan Bouhadi, the chairman of Libyaâs $67bn...

June 2, 2015 Nasdaq Sustainability Index: Which Companies Are In/Out'

Environmental Leader - The Index is evaluated on a semi-annual basis in May and November. Last September the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Indices World added new companies including Amgen, Commonwealth Bank of Australia...

June 2, 2015 Fortum Completes Divestment Of Swedish Electricity Distribution Business

Eurasia Review - The new owner of the Swedish distribution business is a consortium comprising Swedish national pension funds Första AP-Fonden (AP 1) (12.5%), Tredje AP-Fonden (AP 3) (20.0%), Swedish mutual insurance...

June 2, 2015 Cooking up a storm for India's school lunch scheme

egyptindependent.com - Yamini Aiyar, director of îAccountabilityî Initiative, a research group that tracks government programs, said the scheme was hampered by too many layers of administration, resulting in poor...

June 2, 2015 TTIP: the Corporate Empowerment Act

Counter Punch - For example, under the Transatlantic Partnership, French laws against GMOs would be overturned as ârestraints on tradeâ by law suits filed by îMonsantoî. Cigarette companies can sue for...

June 2, 2015 Fitch Assigns Macquarie Bank's USD Sub Debt Issue 'A-(EXP)' Rating

Reuters - (The following statement was released by the rating agency) SYDNEY, June 01 (Fitch) îFitch Ratingsî has assigned an expected rating of 'A-(EXP)' to Macquarie Bank Limited's (MBL; A/Stable) proposed USD...

June 2, 2015 Fitch Affirms SLM Student Loan Trust 2003-14; Outlook Stable

Insurance News Net - The following is from îFitch Ratingsî on May 28: îFitch Ratingsî affirms the SLM Student Loan Trust 2003-14 senior notes at 'AAAsf' and subordinate note at 'Asf'. The Rating Outlook...

June 2, 2015 Texas floods highlight need to reform key insurance program

THE CONVERSATION - And the latest report from the Government îAccountabilityî Office called the program âby design, not actuarially sound.â The NFIP is not a financially sound way to insure against floods...

June 2, 2015 McDermott International Constructs A Safer Credit Profile, Dismantling Its High-Yield Rating

Seeking Alpha - All of these drive a much safer Intrinsic YTW (iYTW) of 4.474% with an Intrinsic CDS (iCDS) of 294bps. îMoody'sî is likewise overstating MDR's fundamental credit risk with their high-yield Ba3 credit...

June 2, 2015 Unilever saves 1 million tonnes of CO2 from manufacturing

theguardian.com - Unilever announced the 1m tonne CO2 savings milestone at Climate Week Paris 2015, hosted by îThe Climate Groupî. The business has reduced energy consumption by 20%, saving â¬244m...

June 2, 2015 Delta's Smart Campus Showcases Latest Smart, Energy-efficient Technology at 2015 Computex

Mobility Techzone - Since 2011, Delta has been selected as a member of the prestigious îDow Jones Sustainabilityî⢠World Index (DJSI World) for 4 consecutive years. In 2014, Delta was ranked at the highest...

June 2, 2015 PepsiCo, Walmart, investors call for stronger palm oil standard

Mongabay - Major global brands and a network of activist investors have joined together to call on the Roundtable on îSustainableî Palm Oil (RSPO ... Green Century Capital Management, and îCeresî....


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