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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]

April 14, 2015 How Business Can Tackle Deforestation

Source: Innovation Forums

Part of a global series of anti-deforestation meetings, the Washington forum is designed to be an annual meeting place that discusses the trends, debates the issues, connects the key players and drives change. Through an...[more]

March 23, 2015 Peter Fusaro Announces the 14th Annual Wall Street Green Summit Focusing on Cleantech Financing and Impact Investing

WSGS presents over 30 expert speakers, including executives from Ingersoll Rand, the Connecticut Green Bank, NASDAQ, and SJF Ventures[more]

March 16, 2015 Sustainable & Ethical Cotton Sourcing – How To Get It Right, And Make It Pay For Your Business

Source: Innovation Forum

Cotton is increasingly on the corporate sourcing agenda. Its growth and harvesting have high social and environmental impacts. For cotton-buying businesses and brands, securing a sustainable supply of cotton for myriad products...[more]

March 5, 2015 Report: Incentives, new policy will help city reach energy efficiency goals

Houston Chronicle - Incentive and financing programs will help encourage more Houston business owners to invest in green technologies, concludes a report issued Wednesday from the îWorld Business Council for Sustainable...

March 5, 2015 Hess Recognized Among World's 100 Most Sustainable Corporations

The Street - For the second consecutive year, Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) has been recognized among the 2015 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations by the Toronto-based media and investment research firm îCorporate...

March 5, 2015 Piedmont: Mayor points to positives in State of City address

Inside Bay Area - "(She) gave a good summary of positive developments that have occurred with the new city administration. "I wish she had alerted Piedmonters to the pending îCalPERSî obligation that all cities will...

March 5, 2015 James W. Smith III

Bloomberg - Committee of îJER Partnersî L.L.C. Mr. Smith was a part of North American Team and was primarily responsible for overseeing the asset management activities of its North American private equity real estate...

March 5, 2015 City will enter new retiree program

reedleyexponent.com - Itâs part of the stateâs public employees retirement system (îCalPERSî). âThere are other options out there. But îCalPERSî has a certain name recognition....

March 5, 2015 A.M. Best Revises Outlook to Stable for the COUNTRY Financial Property Casualty Group Members

TMCnet.com - A.M. Best has revised the outlook to stable from negative and affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A+ (Superior) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of "aa-" of the members of COUNTRY Financial Property...

March 5, 2015 Kingdom Holding signs MoU with Korean sovereign wealth fund

Arab News - Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), signed an MoU with Hank Ahn, chairman and CEO of îKorea Investment Corporationî (KIC) in Riyadh. This strategic partnership aims at...

March 5, 2015 Gambling, extortion conviction gets former Savannah police chief 7 ½ years in federal prison

Daily Journal - SAVANNAH, Georgia â Savannah's former police chief is heading to federal prison on a 7 ½ year sentence. Willie Lovett was sentenced by a U.S. District Court judge Friday to 90 months in prison...

March 5, 2015 Former chief gets biggest payout from 'separation' program

San Benito County Today - As part of the so-called "3 percent at 50" formula applied to firefighters such as O'Connor, he will make 75 percent of his highest salaryâthree multiplies by his years of service, 25âin...

March 5, 2015 New vacation plan seeks middle ground

Victorville Daily Press - When the Council approved the study last month and a 1.2 percent cost-of-living increase for employees â tabling decisions for vacation hours, îCalPERSî contributions and employee work...

March 5, 2015 Economics: Support low-carbon investment

Nature - The pension funds îCalSTRSî, APG and PensionDanmark committed up to $31 billion in low-carbon allocations by 2020. The Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition, a group of pension funds and fund managers...

March 5, 2015 Props and preps

lansingcitypulse.com - If the slice was right, visitors would slip into a neat diagonal incision in space where they could lose themselves in a play of contrasts: a massive mountain made of thin paper, a garbage-y mess with a...

March 5, 2015 Australia's big institutional investors say private finance can get global emissions and climate change under control

businessinsider.com.au - Nathan Fabian, CEO of the îInvestor Group on Climate Changeî, says investors and financiers are allocating more capital to clean energy and less to fossil fuels. However, he says government...

March 5, 2015 Dirt takes center stage at DePaul Art Museum

Chicago Tribune - I scented dirt from Kilbourn Park, the Bowmanville community garden, the University of Illinois at Chicago facilities compost and a îMonsantoî Roundup Ready cornfield in Three Oaks Township, Mich.....

March 5, 2015 Emmaus House receives $2,500 donation

Garden City Telegram - Emmaus House has received a $2,500 donation from Finney County farmers Don and Marjorie Lear and Americaâs Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the îMonsantoî Fund. Login Here to Read...

March 5, 2015 Three bidding groups vie for Morgan Stanley gas network: sources

Reuters - Canada's CPP is bidding alongside German insurer Allianz (ALVG.DE) and the îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî (ADIA) for the asset, estimated to be worth between 1.2 billion euros ($1.3 billion) and 1.8...

March 5, 2015 Sucrose, Sucrose and the Anti-GMO Archies

Acton Institute Power Blog - Last week, the nonprofit îGreen Americaî outfit boasted a victory over The Hershey ... or grassroots lobbying; and all payments to îorganizationsî that write and endorse model...

March 5, 2015 Penn Valley Fire to reopen talks on moving Lake Wildwood fire station

The Union - Starting Penn Valley firefighters earn $12.65 per hour; paramedics start at $13.91 per hour. The district has one of the lowest îCalPERSî state retirement benefits rates and offers no medical coverage in...

March 5, 2015 Snowden, NSA spying, hard drive malware ... what we need is a UN privacy watchdog!

The Register - The Electronic Frontier Foundation thinks the îUnited Nationsî needs to get its arse in gear and safeguard people's privacy from government snoops. The activist group (EFF) said an independent expert...

March 5, 2015 What extra value can property developers create for the community'

csr-asia.com - Following the release of the 2015-16 Hong Kong budget last week, the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî announced a new round of mortgage-tightening measures on 28 February in a bid to secure banking...

March 5, 2015 Nirbhaya rape convict's remarks 'unspeakable': Ban Ki moon's spokesperson

m.indiatvnews.com - îUnited Nationsî: The remarks by one of the Delhi gang-rape convict blaming the victim for the assault are âunspeakableâ, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson has said,...

March 5, 2015 ZTE doubled 4G shipments, global market share exceeded 25% in 2014

ITWeb - ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the îUNî îGlobal Compactî. For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn. > 1862

March 5, 2015 Bill Nye the Science Guy has finally changed his mind about GMOs

The Business Insider - In February, Nye spoke with Real Time's Miles Leicher. "I went to îMonsantoî and I spent a lot of time with the scientists there and I have revised my outlook and I am very excited about telling...

March 5, 2015 Three consortia line up for Morgan Stanley's Madrilena Red de Gas - sources

Reuters - Canada's CPP is bidding alongside German insurer Allianz and the îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî (ADIA) for the asset, estimated to be worth between 1.2 and 1.8 billion euros ($2 billion) including debt....

March 5, 2015 Nasdaq closes above 5,000 for first time in 15 years

DAILYFREEMAN - Consumer discretionary stocks rose 1.2 percent on the news, the most of the 10 industry sectors of the îStandard and Poorâsî 500 index. âToday, itâs about the consumer,â said...

March 5, 2015 L'Anse Creuse saves taxpayers millions by selling refunding bonds

Voice News - Allen said Stauder, Barch and Associates provided the initial proposal, assisted in selecting the underwriter and was involved in all meetings as well as conference calls, including a call with îStandard and...

March 5, 2015 County needs more progressive groundwater regulations

cerescourier.com - The time is now for action to protect adequate water for Stanislaus County's future. The continuing drought, state law requiring Groundwater îSustainabilityî Agencies and Plans due by 2020 /2022...

March 5, 2015 Exec reveals how Brookfield, Qatar conquered Canary Wharf

CITY A.M. - This meant they needed îChina Investment Corporationî, Morgan Stanley or New York billionaire Simon Glick. "Going into this, we knew îChina Investment Corporationî and Morgan Stanley would be...

March 5, 2015 PRESS DIGEST -Hong Kong - March 5

Reuters - Hong Kong ranked 70, one place higher than last year, among 230 cities assessed in an annual quality-of-living survey by îconsultingî firm îMercerî. (bit.ly/1EhoZ80) -- Two out of three...

March 5, 2015 5 Tips to Cut Your Electricity Bill With Energy Efficiency Expert David Johnston

Inhabitat - When your familyâs energy bill is running high, there are a number of quick and easy changes that can be made that focus in on changing day to day habits. Every household should start noting how much energy is...

March 5, 2015 U.S. stocks fall broadly a day after Nasdaq passes 5,000 mark

Denver Post - The losses were modest but broad, with eight industry sectors in the îStandard and Poor'sî 500 index falling. Higher oil prices helped oil drillers and other energy companies buck the trend. They eked...

March 5, 2015 Greece outlines radical immigration reforms

Al JAZEERA - According to the îUnited Nationsî High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 45,500 migrants and asylum seekers were apprehended by Greek police in 2014. But the left-wing Syriza party's resounding victory...

March 5, 2015 Green energy investor returns rise as carbon bubble looms

Responding To Climate Change - Investment in low-carbon energy is becoming a steadily safer bet than fossil fuels, because of a combination of policy and technology trends, according to the head of the îInvestor Group on...

March 5, 2015 Sierra Leone: Sleiti Holds Discussions On EITI Value Chain Analysis

AllAfrica - E Sesay â The Sierra Leone îExtractive Industries Transparency Initiativeî (SLEITI) yesterday concluded a day's stakeholders' discussions to finalise a draft report on value chain analysis conducted...

March 5, 2015 Hong Kong ranked 70th in world for quality of living - way behind rival Singapore

South China Morning Post - Hong Kong ranked 70th - one place higher than last year - among 230 cities assessed in an annual quality of living survey by îconsultingî firm îMercerî. The survey measures...

March 5, 2015 Regency Centers Helps Two Unique and Local Operators Expand at Gayton Crossing

Financial Content - Regency Centers, (NYSE:REG), a national owner, operator and developer of grocery-anchored shopping centers, and its co-investment partner, Global Retail Investors, LLC â a partnership between...

March 5, 2015 Maine Public Employees commits $60 million to oil and gas fund

Pensions & Investments - îMaine Public Employees Retirement Systemî, Augusta, committed up to $60 million to EnCap Energy Capital Fund X, an oil and gas fund managed by EnCap Investments, said Andrew Sawyer, chief...

March 5, 2015 Indirectly Rouble Fall Affected Georgian Lari, Fitch

The FINANCIAL - Russia's slowdown will therefore have a major impact on Armenia's growth prospects, as reflected in our one-notch downgrade of the latter to 'B+' in January, îFitch Ratingsî said. The disruption of...

March 5, 2015 Fitch Affirms Stuttgarter Leben's IFS at 'A+'; Outlook Stable

Reuters - (The following statement was released by the rating agency) FRANKFURT/LONDON, March 05 (Fitch) îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed German life insurer Stuttgarter Lebensversicherung a.G.'s (SLV) Insurer Financial...

March 5, 2015 The Solution to Tax ID Theft Is an Unpopular One: Slower Refunds

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - The Government îAccountabilityî Office estimates that $5.8 billion was lost to identity thieves filing fraudulent tax returns in 2013 and that there may have been as much as $24.2 billion in...

March 5, 2015 A.M. Best Special Report: U.S. Health Care Industry Remains Resilient in a Year of Change

Insurance News Net - While commercial group coverage has continued to decline, carriers have seen membership growth across the industry, largely driven by government-funded programs, both managed Medicaid and Medicare Advantage,...

March 5, 2015 New World Bank Green Bond Is a Story of Market Growth and Innovation

The World Bank - U.S. investors such as the California State Treasury, as well as well-known sustainable and responsible investors like the California State Teachers Retirement System (îCalStrsî), Trillium, and...

March 5, 2015 Sweet dreams of home ownership can turn into nightmare

South China Morning Post - Historically low interest rates have helped fuel all-time high property prices. The îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî last Friday introduced mortgage-tightening measures, the seventh move since...

March 5, 2015 Dubai and South Korean sovereign wealth funds in landmark cooperation deal

Opalesque Hedge Fund News - The deal â signed in Dubai â involves ICD and îKorea Investment Corporationî (KIC) developing a platform that âfacilitates communication between the two organisations,...

March 5, 2015 Fitch affirms Telekom Malaysia at 'A' but Outlook negative

The Star Online - KUALA LUMPUR: îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed Telekom Malaysia Bhd's (TM) long-term foreign-currency issuer default rating (IDR) at 'A-'. The Outlook is Negative. It said on Thursday that...

March 5, 2015 India spectrum bids hit INR 600 bln on 1st auction day

Telecompaper - "We believe that the 900MHz auction price could rise at least 20 percent higher than the reserve price," said Nitin Soni, director at Singapore-based îFitch Ratingsî, before bidding ended. "As...

March 5, 2015 Sierra Leone: SLEITI Concludes EITI Value Chain Workshop

AllAfrica - The Sierra Leone îExtractive Industries Transparency Initiativeî (SLEITI) Tuesday 3 March held a one day deliberation workshop on value chain analysis at its office secretariat at Charles Street, Freetown....

March 5, 2015 Federal Partners Secures Financing for Liberty Center

Co Star Group - Federal Partners, a joint venture comprised of California State Teachers (îCalSTRSî) and Spaulding & Slye Investments, acquired the three-building, 409,478-square-foot Class A office portfolio in...

March 5, 2015 Taipei, Taichung among top 100 cities in quality of living rankings

Taiwan News - Taipei, March 5 (CNA) Taipei and Taichung are among the top 100 cities in the world in terms of quality of living, according to a survey released by multinational market îconsultingî firm...

March 5, 2015 Strategic capital and analytics solution provider MorVest Capital says recent changes on FHA loans will impact mortgage servicing

eNewsChannels - DALLAS, Texas /eNewsChannels/ â NEWS: MorVest Capital, LLC, a specialized investment firm focused on providing strategic capital and analytics solutions to the mortgage banking and residential finance...

March 5, 2015 Glencore commits to migrating first world safety to third world countries

Mining Weekly - The companyâs Mopani Copper in Zambia had also won an important award for îExtractive Industries Transparency Initiativeî reporting and transparency during the year and was also involved in the...

March 5, 2015 MPs concerned about rise in govt spending

Asiaone Business - He added that with the move in this year's Budget to include îTemasekî îHoldingsî under the Net Investment Returns (NIR) framework - which will allow the Government to spend up to 50 per...

March 5, 2015 Capita launches fully automated Annex IV reporting service

Hedge Week - This has been achieved by integrating data from Capitaâs fund accounting and shareholder record systems, overlaid with îrisk metricsî from the Statpro Revolution system. Consequently portfolio...

March 5, 2015 Fitch Affirms Edison Elementary School Dist (CA) GOs at 'A+'; Outlook Stable

Green Technology World - The district participates in the California Teachers Retirement System (îCalSTRSî) and the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), which report funded ratios of 67.2% and...

March 5, 2015 TIAA-CREF Tapped as Sole Recordkeeper for University of Colorado Retirement Plans

4 Traders - The University noted the move, effective in July, comes after a committee of faculty and staff, assisted by retirement plan consulting firm îInnovestî Portfolio Solutions, spent nearly a year assessing...

March 5, 2015 Duyoung Kim

Bloomberg - Mr. Duyoung Kim, also known as Andrew, is a Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income Management, and Investment Manager at îKorea Investment Corporationî, and was previously a Senior Managing Director....

March 5, 2015 Islamic finance: Malaysia sukuk sales will bounce back as oil prices recover ahead of US data

themalaymailonline.com - A 34 per cent rally in Brent crude from Januaryâs six-year low will shore up the countryâs finances after îFitch Ratingsî warned the loss of revenue for oil-exporting Malaysia puts...

March 5, 2015 Tech firms pledge to bridge gender gap

Courier Mail - Created by the îUnited Nationsî Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (îUNî Women) and the îUnited Nationsî îGlobal Compactî, and adapted from the...

March 5, 2015 Konica Minolta Launches New Initiative Aimed at Inspiring Women in Professional Excellence

Yahoo Finance - Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî World Index for three years in a row. For more information, please visit: www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica...

March 5, 2015 Noteworthy anniversary

The Global Times - HSBC Group CEO Stuart Gulliver (right) along with (from left) HSBC Asia-Pacific CEO Peter Wong, îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî CEO Norman Chan and Hong Kong Financial Secretary John Tsang make a...

March 5, 2015 Business Councils Help Houston Build for Energy Efficiency

Environment News Service - HOUSTON, Texas, March 4, 2015 (ENS) â An action plan designed to improve the market competitiveness of Houstonâs buildings and attract energy efficiency investments was released today by the...

March 5, 2015 A Nuclear Security Fund

Council on Foreign Relations - Nuclear terrorism could cause widespread death and destruction and potentially devastate the global economy. However, not all nations are convinced that acting to prevent nuclear terrorism should be...

March 5, 2015 Markets 'flutter' day after records

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - The losses were modest but broad, with eight industry sectors in the îStandard and Poor'sî 500 index falling. Higher oil prices helped oil drillers and other energy companies buck the...

March 5, 2015 Regional Finance Manager for MENA - Jordan

ReliefWeb - It is of utmost importance for DRC to work in compliance with the DRC îAccountabilityî and Quality Management system in the area of Finance. Smooth, reliable and effective operational systems are...

March 5, 2015 US Dollar May Overlook ADP and ISM, Wait for Payrolls to Trigger Break

MENAFN - Mar 3 2015 - Kuwait Investment to cut US investment, MENAFN (MENAFN) The Kuwait Investment Office (KIO), the London branch office of sovereign wealth fund îKuwait Investment Authorityî, is gradually reducing...

March 5, 2015 Iraq says Iran nuclear talks will lead to peaceful solution

Reuters - Jaafari told a îUnited Nationsî-sponsored Conference on Disarmament in Geneva that developing countries had an inalienable right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, under the supervision of the...

March 5, 2015 UN rules out inquiry into allegations against Rajendra Pachauri

Economic Times - îUNITED NATIONSî: The îUnited Nationsî has ruled out an inquiry into the allegations against former chair of the UN's panel on climate change Rajendra Pachauri and said a a new head will...

March 5, 2015 Pattern Energy Group Passes Through 5% Yield Mark

Forbes - Click here to find out which 9 other dividend stocks just recently went on sale, at DividendChannel.com » According to the ETF Finder at ETFChannel.com, PEGI makes up 2.81% of the First Trust NASDAQ...

March 5, 2015 Ferguson's not only city investigated by feds

WYFF 4 - Officers excessively used guns, Tasers and fists, sometimes against the mentally ill. îAccountabilityî, or the lack thereof, was also a theme of the Justice Department report. What happened next: The federal...

March 5, 2015 ORIX : New GRI and RobecoSAM Publication Explores Materiality

4 Traders - the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing and which conducts the annual assessment for the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Indices, announce the launch of the new research...

March 5, 2015 (UPDATE) Over 75,000 people displaced by ongoing firefights in Mindanao

Philstar - COTABATO, Philippines (Xinhua) - More than 75,000 people have been displaced because of the ongoing conflict in several parts of Mindanao, involving government security forces and Muslim rebels, according to a...

March 5, 2015 Hyderabad No.1 in quality of living

The Hindu - The city has been ranked above all other Indian cities on quality of living, a survey by îconsultingî firm îMercerî has revealed. Titled Quality of Life 2015, the survey also said Indian cities...

March 5, 2015 UN Chief condemns brutal killing of Boris Nemtsov

Modern Ghana - Accra, March 05, GNA - The îUnited Nationsî Secretary-General Ban Ki-Mon has expressed shock and condemned the brutal killing of Russian Political Leader Boris Nemtsov in Moscow on February 27. A...

March 5, 2015 ING completes divestment of Voya shares for total proceeds of USD 2 billion

Finanzen - Sustainability forms an integral part of ING's corporate strategy, which is evidenced by ING Group shares being included in the FTSE4Good index and in the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Index (Europe and World)...

March 5, 2015 CGI : efluid renews contract with CGI for 15 years

4 Traders - Website: www.cgi.com. 02/19 CGI: îCalSTRSî selects CGI for $120+ million Pension Administration System contra.. 02/19 CGI: îCalSTRSî selects CGI for $120+ million Pension Administration System...

March 5, 2015 Chunzheng Wang

Bloomberg - Mr. Chunzheng Wang is an Independent Director at îChina Investment Corporationî. Previously, he was the Head of the Office of the Central Leading Group on Financial and Economic Affairs. Mr. Wang also...

March 5, 2015 Ethanol: The GOP-supported rip-off

World Net Daily - And a study by the îInternational Institute for Sustainable Developmentî found that ethanol subsidies amount to as much as $1.38 per gallon â about half of ethanolâs wholesale market...

March 5, 2015 Watchdog: Air Traffic Control System Is a Hacking Risk

NewsFactor Network - The îaccountabilityî office made 14 recommendations to the FAA and another three to the Transportation Department. Keith Washington, a Department of Transportation acting assistant security, said...

March 5, 2015 Akorn details policy to prevent use of its drugs in state executions

Reuters - (Reuters) - Akorn Inc announced a policy to prevent the use of its drugs in state executions in response to a call by shareholder îNew York State Common Retirement Fundî, the third-largest public pension...

March 5, 2015 Cardone appoints McCormack CEO

Modern Tire Dealer - Cardone Industries Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Terry McCormack, its current executive chairman of the board, to CEO. McCormack joined Cardone's board of directors in June 2013 and was named...

March 5, 2015 Argo Group CEO Scheduled to Present March 16 at the NYSSA 2015 Insurance Conference; Audio Webcast Available

TMCnet.com - M. Best-rated 'A' (Excellent) (third highest rating out of 16 rating classifications) with a stable outlook, and Argo's U.S. insurance subsidiaries are îStandard and Poor'sî-rated 'A-' (Strong) with a...

March 5, 2015 ZTE Wins 2014 GTI Excellence Award for Massive MIMO Solution

Business Wire - ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the îUNî îGlobal Compactî. For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn. > 1862

March 5, 2015 Group sues EPA on butterfly preservation efforts

The Detroit News - Researchers argue the use of herbicides, particularly îMonsantoîâs Roundup, have had a large impact, but other factors are believed to have played a role. They include the logging and...

March 5, 2015 President of Korea Leads Delegation for Riyadh Talks

SUSRIS - The îSaudiî side was represented by President of King Abdullah ... hoping to benefit from the Korean experience in this field and employ them with the capabilities of the îPublic Investment Fundî...

March 5, 2015 LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Column left out detail about economic model

Rio Rancho Observer - Last year, The Guardian released documents revealing that BHI promised a contributor with fossil-fuel ties that it would produce reports to aid legislative activity to âpare back or repealâ the...

March 5, 2015 Investors welcome Fortescue's debt moves

Herald Sun Melboume - BUT the iron ore miner's move has prompted ratings agency îStandard and Poor'sî to indicate the company's secured and unsecured debt issue ratings could be downgraded. Fortescue will launch a...

March 5, 2015 Fitch Publishes 1M15 Russian Banks Datawatch

Reuters - (The following statement was released by the rating agency) Link to îFitch Ratingsî' Report: Russian Banks Datawatch 1M15 here MOSCOW, March 05 (Fitch) îFitch Ratingsî has published the latest...

March 5, 2015 IDT911 Fraud Resolution Center Forewarns Sharp Increase in Tax Identity Theft for 2015 Season; Advises Taxpayers to File Early

Benzinga - Budgetary cuts, antiquated technology, and staff reductions have exacerbated the problem, with the Internal Revenue Service paying out about $6 billion in fraudulently-filed tax returns in 2013, said a Government...

March 5, 2015 Fitch: Kazakhstan, after Azerbaijan, to conduct devaluation of its national currency

abc.az - Baku, Fineko/abc.az. îFitch Ratingsî has presented its report "Russia Slowdown Hits CIS Sovereigns". In the report the Agency says that the sharp slowdown in Russiaâs economy is a significant shock for...

March 5, 2015 Goldman Sachs, Piramal in talks for Rs 800-cr realty deal

Financial Express - Later, GIC, or the îGovernment of Singapore Investment Corporationî, invested R1,500 crore in a Bengaluru-based company Brigade Enterprises. It has been reported that Goldman Sachs has committed...

March 5, 2015 Democrats See a Familiar Pattern in the Clinton Email Story

Bloomberg - The Foundation for îAccountabilityî and Civic Trust, which was founded by a former U.S. attorney and Republican congressional candidate from Iowa, announced both a FOIA and a DOJ request that "action be...

March 5, 2015 Future generations must learn to take care of themselves

The Straits Times - FUNDS from îTemasekî îHoldingsî have now been included under the Net Investment Returns framework, in addition to the funds from the Monetary Authority of Singapore and GIC, for the...

March 5, 2015 Chef Virgilio Martínez Takes Peruvian Cuisine to New Heights

Wall Street Journal - He believes that pushing its agenda requires a unified front. âThatâs our mission as Peruvian chefs,â he says, having recently appeared with Martínez and îUnited...

March 5, 2015 Chill wind for little guy

The Standard - Pressured to calm the boisterous small-and-medium flats segment, the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî capped the maximum mortgage for a home valued below HK$7 million at 60 percent, 10 percentage points...

March 5, 2015 Riyadh, Seoul eye trade expansion

Arab News - îSaudiî Arabiaâs îPublic Investment Fundî and POSCO Engineering and Construction, an affiliate of the South Korean steel giant, signed an MoU to help the Kingdom develop its own car...

March 5, 2015 Wall Street Rally Continues To New Heights

News Talk Florida - Consumer discretionary stocks rose 1.2 percent on the news, the most of the 10 industry sectors of the îStandard and Poorâsî 500 index. ABCâs Scott Goldberg joined us from New York...

March 5, 2015 Cracking start to auction as govt mops up Rs 60k crore

Times of India - "We believe that the 900MHz auction price could rise at least 20% higher than the reserve price," Nitin Soni, director at Singapore-based îFitch Ratingsî, said in a note released before bidding ended....

March 5, 2015 Alberta tried tax hikes in the 1980s

Troy Media - Some history. After the per barrel price of oil collapsed by 45 per cent between January and March 1986, the provincial government stopped transfers to the îAlberta Heritage Savings Trust Fundî. It also...

March 5, 2015 Total Publishes the Full List of its Consolidated Entities

Your Oil and Gas News - The Group will continue to promote transparency through its involvement in the îExtractive Industries Transparency Initiativeî (EITI), of which it is a founding member. > 1862

March 5, 2015 Vancouver is North America's most liveable city: survey

Yahoo News Canada - Vancouver is the most livable city in North America, according to a new global survey. The list by British-based îconsultingî firm îMercerî ranks Vancouver No. 5 in the world when it...

March 5, 2015 Ogoni: Shell Refunds 15,000 Indigenous for Excessive Oil Spills

United Nations and Peoples Organisation - He said although the compensation had been paid, "What is most disturbing now is the clean-up of the Ogoni environment as stipulated in the îUnited Nationsî...

March 5, 2015 Russia's Rosneft says 2014 net profit falls 10 percent

Reuters - Rosneft had asked for more than 2 trillion rubles from the îNational Wealth Fundî, one of two Russian rainy day funds, to finance some of its projects, but had to adjust its request given the difficult...

March 5, 2015 Warplanes hit Tripoli airport before UN talks start

Channel News Asia - TRIPOLI: Warplanes from Libya's internationally recognised government carried out air strikes on a Tripoli airport, a security official said on Thursday, just hours before îUnited Nationsî-backed...

March 5, 2015 Vienna still rules the roost for expat quality of life

Re:locate - Ellyn Karetnick, leader of îMercerîâs international mobility practice in the UK ... and government initiatives giving priority to domestic hires. Global Relocation îConsultantsî has been...

March 5, 2015 Zitto responds to yet another corruption allegation

IPP Media - The rather radical politician said he is open to investigation if there are any doubts towards his ethical and rigorous handling of any public financing or if there is any doubt regarding his transparency and...

March 5, 2015 Talisman Energy : Receives Final Court Approval for Acquisition by Repsol

4 Traders - Talisman is committed to conducting business safely, in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, and is included in the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî (North America) Index. Talisman is listed on the...

March 5, 2015 China's military spending is rising 10 percent. This BBC video puts that in perspective.

The Week Magazine - Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email account, not a government one, while Secretary of State is a real story, Jon Stewart said on Wednesday night's Daily Show, raising issues of archiving and...

March 5, 2015 South Sudan stalemate ahead of peace talks deadline

Lebanon Daily Star - In a bid to force a deal, the îUnited Nationsî this week passed a resolution that will allow the imposing of sanctions on individuals deemed to be undermining peace efforts - including leaders or...

March 5, 2015 GMO Pesticide Propaganda Machine Continues to Bamboozle

The Huffington Post - The agchemical GMO industry (îMonsantoî, Dow, Dupont, Bayer, Syngenta, BASF) have infiltrated every level of agricultural science in the US, and have pulled the wool over our media, political and...

March 5, 2015 Konica Minolta : Launches New Initiative Aimed at Inspiring Women in Professional Excellence

4 Traders - 02/26 KONICA MINOLTA: Awarded for Sustainable Investment Standards With Globally Reno.. 02/26 KONICA MINOLTA: Included in îFTSE4Goodî Global Index for Twelfth Consecutive Year 02/25 KONICA MINOLTA: Patent...

March 5, 2015 Ethics Secretariat to hold accountable private sector

IPP Media - If implemented, the move will assist the government in the fight against corruption and at the same time ensure integrity, îaccountabilityî and professionalism. Also, it will promote fair competition,...

March 5, 2015 Casey uncontested for PC nomination

Cochrane Times - Besides his duties as MLA, Casey chairs the standing committee on the îAlberta Heritage Savings Trust Fundî, is a member of the Resource Stewardship standing committee and is past chair of the PC...

March 5, 2015 Chilmark selectmen focus on Menemsha summer issues

Martha's Vineyard Times - Chilmark town treasurer Melanie Becker had good news for selectmen Tuesday night. The town has retained its îStandard and Poorâsî AAA bond rating. âI just want to say that I sat...

March 5, 2015 World food prices continue to fall in February - U.N. FAO

one.trust.org - ROME, March 5 (Reuters) - Global food prices fell 1 percent in February to their lowest in more than four-and-a-half years, with cereals, meat and sugar declining, oils steady and only dairy prices rebounding...

March 5, 2015 Haryana to create industrial ease windows

Vancouver Desi South Asian news - Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) â Claiming his government will ensure ease of doing business for industrialists in Haryana, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar Wednesday announced...

March 5, 2015 Attorney Zulu Ali will Moderate Conference on Police and Prosecutor Misconduct

Virtual-Strategy Magazine - to discuss police and prosecutor îaccountabilityî and to address the current police abuse and prosecutor misconduct crisis. A panel will discuss the history and current state of police and...

March 5, 2015 Olam CEO Sunny Verghese Says Short Sellers Have Role in Markets

Wall Street Journal - Thanks mainly to the rights issue that eventually shored up Olam in late 2012, Singaporeâs sovereign-wealth fund, îTemasekî îHoldingsî Pte. Ltd., became a 58.5% shareholder in...

March 5, 2015 New Crop of OneEnergy Scholars Looks to Make a Net Impact

Triple Pundit - Job creation across the U.S. solar energy sector has been impressive. 2014 was the second year running in which solar energy sector job growth came in near or above 20 percent, according to the Solar...

March 5, 2015 Vienna again tops survey of world's nicest cities

Reuters - The îconsultingî firm îMercerî said German and Swiss cities also performed well in its annual quality of living rankings. Zurich, Munich, Duesseldorf and Frankfurt remained in the top 10....

March 5, 2015 Dubai tops region for quality of living, report says

The National - Dubai remains in the regional top spot for quality of living for the third consecutive year, according to a report published by îMercerî, a îconsultingî firm. The city ranked 74th in the...

March 5, 2015 Vienna, Zurich and Auckland Top Quality-of-Living-for-Expats Survey

The Wall Street Journal - The survey, conducted by îMercerî, the global îconsultingî agency, has been published for nearly 20 years. But looking at the past five years, Vienna, the Austrian âCity of...

March 5, 2015 Rising costs pose limited threat to Hong Kong's allure

China Daily - managing director of Centaline Human Resources îConsultantsî. "Coupled with the low tax rates and a rule of law tradition, Hong Kong still has the niche to attract overseas talents," she said....

March 5, 2015 Afghan Refugees Flock Home Amid Claims Of Intimidation, Harassment

Radio Free Europe - The îUnited Nationsî says there are around 2.5 million Afghan refugees in Pakistan, 1 million of them unregistered, combining to make up the second-largest refugee population in the world. Pakistan...

March 5, 2015 Bossard opens new Canadian subsidiary

constructiondive.com - MONTRÃAL, Feb. 18, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Bossard Group is pleased to announce the opening of its Canadian subsidiary, allowing the Canadian manufacturing industry to benefit from its unique...

March 5, 2015 Find The Best Small Cap Value ETF: 3 Tips On Pure Value Style Indexes

Seeking Alpha - Unfortunately, there is no industry standard. What is considered value to some companies is growth to others. In 2005, îStandard and Poor'sî introduced a set of "pure style" indexes. These indexes...

March 5, 2015 B4B China Calls for Submissions

prnw.cbe.thejakartapost.com - îUNî îGlobal Compactî Network UK and Guide Star India. B4B event is supported by a team of UBM volunteers who are passionate about using the professional skills to serve the...

March 5, 2015 Special Report - As heroin trade grows, a sting in Kenya

Reuters - The îUnited Nationsî reported Afghan opium cultivation rose 7 percent in 2014. Western drug agencies are worried this will grow further following the withdrawal of all British and many American troops from...

March 5, 2015 Franc makes Zurich and Geneva 'costliest cities'

The Local - It ranked just behind Vienna in the list compiled by HR îconsultantsî îMercerî, while Geneva came eighth. Auckland, New Zealand ranked third, Munich fourth and Vancouver, Canada fifth. The...

March 5, 2015 FSHS FFA receives grant of $2,500

Franklin Favorite - The Franklin-Simpson High School Future Farmers of America chapter accepted a $2,500 grant from îMonsantoî Company, an agricultural biotechnology corporation headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri,...

March 5, 2015 Going Against the Flow: Stephanie Newby, CEO of Crimson Hexagon

The Huffington Post - Newby retains a board position with publicly traded Foster Wheeler AG. Her 10 prior board positions include îRiskmetrics Groupî, Design2Launch, UK Securities & Futures Authority and...

March 5, 2015 Neste Oil now the world's largest producer of renewable fuels from waste and residues

GlobeNewswire - Neste Oil's shares are traded on NASDAQ Helsinki Ltd. Neste Oil has been accepted into the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî World Index. The company has also been on the Global 100 list of sustainable...

March 5, 2015 Solar Wind Energy Tower, Inc. Featured on American Scene National Radio Program

marketwired.com - The program is also known to feature interviews with the CEOs of young public companies believed to be opportunistic, as well as regular interviews with top experts from the likes of Investor's Business Daily,...

March 5, 2015 Set of Assembly rules to increase transparency supported by North Country members Blankenbush, Duprey

North Country Now - I am here to say enough is enough and to call for reforms to restore îaccountabilityî and trust,â Blankenbush said. Duprey, a Republican from Clinton County whose district includes the towns...

March 5, 2015 Stocks fall broadly, but oil rises

NWA Online - The losses were modest but broad, with eight industry sectors in the îStandard and Poor'sî 500 index falling. Higher oil prices helped oil drillers and other energy companies buck the trend. They eked out...

March 5, 2015 Insurance Giant From Costa Rica Gets Excellent Ratings

Costa Rica Star - Bestâs Credit Rating Methodology can be found at www.ambest.com/ratings/methodology. îFitch Ratingsî affirms its ratings for El Salvador as follows: - Long-Term Ratings (IDR) in foreign...

March 5, 2015 Fitch Rates California Health Facilities Financing Authority's $69MM Insured Rev Bonds 'A+'

Insurance News Net - The following is from îFitch Ratingsî on March 2: îFitch Ratingsî assigns an 'A+' rating to $68,905,000 of California Health Facilities Financing Authority insured revenue bonds...

March 5, 2015 Fitch Rates Edinburg, Texas' COs and Sales Tax Bnds 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

Insurance News Net - AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- îFitch Ratingsî assigns 'AA-' ratings to the following bonds for which the city of Edinburg, Texas (the city) is the obligor: --$6.4 million combination tax and...

March 5, 2015 Summer Mountain Meetings

Meetings Focus - Summertime bookings for meetings in Western mountain resort areas are on the rise, coming at a time when high-altitude destinations continue to add high-end facilities, innovative activities and customized...

March 5, 2015 Egypt to contract with Fitch and S&P to credit rate its US$1.5 bn bond issue

egyptindependent.com - You are about to be immersed in the blissful enjoyment of chocolate world like never before.... Egyptâs Finance Ministry has requested from the Egyptian Cabinet to directly contract with Fitch and...

March 5, 2015 Falling oil prices are unlikely to spur sukuks in Gulf: S&P

MENAFN - according to global credit rating agency îStandard and Poor'sî (S&P). "The upside for sovereign sukuk issuance in countries in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) is limited in 2015," it said. Although...

March 5, 2015 Catherine G. Atria: Deep concerns about state testing

Gainesville Sun - We all believe in îaccountabilityî and in measuring what students know and are able to do. What we ask is that the assessments used to measure student performance, and by extension, teacher...

March 5, 2015 SHARP Chooses QNET's E-Commerce Direct-Selling Platform to Market its Proprietary 'Plasmacluster Ion Air Purifiers'

India PRwire - New Delhi, Delhi, April 16, 2013 /India PRwire/ -- Sharp, a leading name in Technology Innovation, today announced its partnership with QNET to market its proprietary Plasmacluster Ion Air Purifiers. As a pilot...

March 5, 2015 Designing for Happiness: The Ultimate Sustainability Solution?

Source: Slate

Research is now connecting the dots between sustainability and happiness and the results are promising. In a recent study published in the journal Environment, Development and Sustainability, researchers found that cities with...

March 5, 2015 Federal Reserve survey finds U.S. economy growing at moderate pace

Source: Denver Post

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy was growing at a moderate pace through mid-February despite severe winter storms that had disrupted activity in some regions, the Federal Reserve reported Wednesday.

March 5, 2015 China signals 'new normal' with higher spending, lower growth target - text/video

Source: Reuters

China plans to run its biggest budget deficit in 2015 since the global financial crisis, stepping up spending as Premier Li Keqiang signaled that the lowest rate of growth in a quarter of a century is the "new normal" for the...

March 5, 2015 Euro Weakens to 11-Year Low Against Dollar Before ECB Decisions

Source: Bloomberg

The euro weakened to an 11-year low against the dollar as traders prepared for the European Central Bank to announce details of its debt-purchase program, deepening its differences with the U.S. on expansionary monetary policies.

March 5, 2015 Dow records first triple-digit drop since Jan., as stocks fall broadly

Source: NASDAQ

Investing.com -- Stocks fell broadly on U.S. markets on Wednesday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average recorded its first triple-digit drop in more than six weeks following the release of a flurry of mixed economic data. Read...

March 5, 2015 McDonald's Seeks Chipotle Halo By Cutting Antibiotics

Source: Investor's Business Daily

McDonald's said Wednesday it will use only chickens raised without antibiotics important to human medicine, a move that comes as the fast-food giant struggles to compete against chains like Chipotle that promise "food with...

March 5, 2015 Solar Firms Expand As Solar Electricity Costs Fall

Source: Investor's Business Daily

Solar-generated electricity is becoming cheaper than the grid in more cities, prompting residential solar installers to look for growth in more markets.

March 5, 2015 China tries to ditch its coal addiction, reduce energy intensity

Source: Reuters

China will boost efforts this year to rid itself of a strong addiction to coal in a bid to reduce damaging pollution as well as cut the energy intensity of its economy, which is expected to grow at its lowest rate in 25 years.

March 5, 2015 Doctors, patients scramble ahead of high court Obamacare decision

Source: Reuters

As the U.S. Supreme Court takes on a make-or-break Obamacare case this week, a growing number of U.S. patients and their doctors are already devising a Plan B in case they lose medical coverage.

March 5, 2015 Fed’s stress tests questioned on eve of results

Source: MarketWatch

Just before the Federal Reserve releases the first round of its 2015 “stress tests” another government agency is questioning the way the annual exercises are run. The Office of Financial Research, a new arm of the Treasury...

March 5, 2015 Oil higher as investors weigh China’s lower growth target, Libyan supply issues

Source: MarketWatch

LONDON — Crude-oil futures were higher Thursday, as investors assessed a lower growth target from China, a slower increase in U.S. oil stockpiles and ongoing production issues in Libya

March 5, 2015 Arctic Sea Ice Is Getting Thinner, Faster

Source: Climate Central

While the steady disappearance of sea ice in the Arctic has been one of the hallmark effects of global warming, research shows it is not only covering less of the planet, but it’s also getting significantly thinner. That makes it...

March 5, 2015 How to Talk about Sustainability When It’s Not a Simple Win-Win

Source: Knowledge@Wharton

It’s not hard to get someone’s attention when you start off talking about cutting costs and strengthening the bottom line. But what about those times when the best environmental move increases costs, at least in the short term?...

March 4, 2015 America?s Charities Recognized for Commitment to Women and Girls with Inclusion in The Ideagen 100 List

DESCRIPTION:NEW YORK,?March 4, 2015 /3BL Media/?-?America?s Charities, a mission-driven organization that connects public and private sector employers with charities to engage employees in greater giving, has been named to the...

March 4, 2015 Study Links Conflict in Syria to Climate Change

by RP Siegel DESCRIPTION:There has been speculation and concern among many factions, including the US security community, that the onset of climate change will usher in economic, political and social unrest, leading to...

March 4, 2015 Fair Trade Industry Thrives in US as Sales Flop in UK

By Emily Crowe DESCRIPTION:For the first time in its 20-year history, the fair trade movement in the United Kingdom is on the decline. Thanks to a growing consumer interest in responsible food sourcing here in the United States,...

March 4, 2015 Social Innovation Helps with Anti-Corruption Efforts

DESCRIPTION:As global communities grow more aware of the types of corruption that plague their private and public sectors, actions are being taken by the general public to inform and monitor those corruption cases. In places like...

March 4, 2015 Expanding an Off-Grid Vision

Green Builder? Media?s most ambitious project to date, the VISION House? at Mariposa Meadows is on track to open this summer. DESCRIPTION:Green Builder Media's?latest VISION House? project is breaking new ground. When completed,...

March 4, 2015 Kohler Co. Associates Help Special Needs Organization with Musical Prep

Sales team adds local giveback activity to its annual business meeting. DESCRIPTION:Setting the Stage for Stewardship When Kohler Power Systems associates from throughout the U.S. gathered for their 2015 sales kickoff...

March 4, 2015 The Path to Leadership is Not Always a Straight Line

DESCRIPTION:Jennifer WilliamsonSenior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Sodexo In relation to Women?s History Month, a junior manager recently asked me ?what inspired you to become a leader?? I had to ponder her question...

March 4, 2015 Gildan to Donate U.S. $3.5 Million to Community Projects in Honduras

SUMMARY:Funds to be distributed through FUNDEIH (Foundation for the integral development of Honduras) Donation proceeds to fund projects related to education, health, living conditions and housing in the northern region of the...

March 4, 2015 Investing in the Future

DESCRIPTION:Originally posted The Corporate Citizen The origins of responsible investing go as far back as the 1700s, when Quakers?prohibited members from participating in the slave trade. More than two centuries?later, in the...

March 4, 2015 TWC Volunteers Beautify East Los Angeles Middle School

Making It Easier to Learn STEM DESCRIPTION:By Katherine McDonald, Community Investment Manager Providing meaningful volunteer opportunities is one of the best ways to engage and retain employees.? It?s also a great way to...

March 4, 2015 What Do Planners At AECOM Actually Do? And Why Do We Need Them?

DESCRIPTION:AECOM Impact blog AECOM's Olivia Franco was recently?awarded?the 2014 South Australian Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) Award for ?Outstanding Achievement by a Young Planner.? She was recognized for her...

March 4, 2015 Laying the Foundation for a Skills-Based Pro Bono Program

By Spring Lacy DESCRIPTION:Most companies have long engaged their employees in some form of volunteerism, often with loosely defined goals around making a positive impact in their local communities. In today?s business...

March 4, 2015 America?s Charities Announces Executive Management Changes

DESCRIPTION:WASHINGTON, D.C.,?March 4, 2015 /3BL Media/ ??America?s Charities today announced that?James E. Starr?has been appointed Chief Operating Officer and Chief Business Development Officer. Starr has been serving as...

March 4, 2015 KFC to Sell Coffee Cup in U.K. That's Good Enough to Eat

by: GAIL ROSENBLUM at the Star Tribune DESCRIPTION:The Brits, as we know, are a tea-loving bunch, which is why KFC should be commended for bravery. The American food chain has announced plans to introduce Seattle?s Best Coffee to...

March 4, 2015 Smart Roads Pave the Way to Future Cities

Investing in roads could yield major benefits DESCRIPTION:Peter Harris | UPS Previously in the Future of Cities series, I discussed the need for a strong public transportation network and its freight equivalent in the shape of...

March 4, 2015 From Denmark to Mozambique: Health on Two Wheels

SUMMARY:Company bikes, which help employees get around on Novo Nordisk?s sites, are getting a second life to support the work of SOS Children?s Village in Mozambique. Here, volunteers use the bikes to attend vulnerable families...

March 4, 2015 Work at America's Charities and Make a Career Out of Making a Difference

Apply today to join our team! DESCRIPTION:"I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody." What a wonderful quote from American actress Lily Tomlin. ?You see, we can't wait for...

March 4, 2015 Neil deGrasse Tyson, Host of FOX's 'Cosmos,' Will Receive Top Honor from National Academy of Sciences

DESCRIPTION:The National Academy of Sciences has announced that Neil deGrasse Tyson, host and executive producer of the hit FOX series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, will receive the 2015 Public Welfare Medal, the Academy's most...

March 4, 2015 General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - March 2015

DESCRIPTION:General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter March 2015 ? HEADLINE: Wind Power to Debut on GM?s Renewable Energy Roster General Motors for the first time is procuring wind to power its manufacturing operations,...

March 4, 2015 Deloitte Survey: Global Organizations Face Looming Crisis in Engagement and Retention of Employees

DESCRIPTION:NEW YORK, March 4, 2015 /3BL Media/?? Lack of employee engagement is the top issue currently facing 87 percent of HR and business leaders (up from 79 percent last year), according to Deloitte?s third annual ?Global...

March 4, 2015 Producing Excellence: Emily Smith

DESCRIPTION:Smith?s FarmPresque Isle,?ME Products Raised or Grown:?Broccoli, potatoes and grain Size of Operation:?3,500 Years in Business:?204 Farm Credit Partner:?Farm Credit of Maine Years Working with Farm Credit:?2 In a...

March 4, 2015 Cisco is Committed to Helping Military Veterans

By Patrick Finn DESCRIPTION:As the U.S. Air Force?s first female airman to complete the grueling, 18-hour Army Cavalry Spur Ride,?Courtney Beard?is no stranger to overcoming obstacles. Even with her experience, Courtney faced a...

March 4, 2015 Sport, Sustainability and Community Engagement: A Focus on the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games

DESCRIPTION:Sport has a magical ability to?unite millions of people across different economic, social, geographic and political lines.?You can likely think of several?great sporting moments that you will never forget. With those...

March 4, 2015 Naomi Oreskes on "Merchants of Doubt"

DESCRIPTION:A recent Pew survey found that 48% of Americans are still unconvinced that global warming is happening and that human activity is causing it. How can this high level of doubt persist in the face of overwhelming...

March 4, 2015 Keep America Beautiful?s Cigarette Litter Prevention Program Distributes $275,000 in Grants to More than 70 Organizations

National Initiative Reports Nearly 50 Percent Reduction in Cigarette Litter in Participating Communities DESCRIPTION:STAMFORD, Conn.,?March 4, 2015 /3BL Media/?? Keep America Beautiful?s Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP)...

March 4, 2015 Award-winning AECOM Environmental Practitioner Shares Three Tips for New Consultants

DESCRIPTION:AECOM Impact blog AECOM's Zara Marais, professional environmental scientist, recently received the 2014 Tor Hundloe Award for ?Young Environmental Practitioner of the Year,"?which is awarded by the Environment...

March 4, 2015 The BSR Conference 2015: Resilient Business, Resilient World

DESCRIPTION:The adage ?adversity breeds success? rings especially true for those of us in the sustainable business field. Through innovative solutions to complex global challenges such as climate change, human rights, and supply...

March 4, 2015 Sharing Aloha with Wish Kids Worldwide

Make-A-Wish sends more than 1,000 families to Hawaii each year DESCRIPTION:From pink unicorns to sailing the ocean blue with pirates, Hawaii appeals to thousands of wish kids for reasons as unique as each child?s imagination. As...

March 4, 2015 Dr. Paul Farmer and Leaders from Chevron, Johnson & Johnson and Merck Join GBCHealth?s Board of Directors

GBCHealth, a prominent business coalition with a long history of catalyzing private sector activities and investments in global health issues, today announced that it has recently elected four new members to serve on the...

March 4, 2015 Commercial Food Waste Composting

By: Sam H. Black, attorney and past chairman of the Washington, D.C., Smart Growth Alliance Fall 2014 DESCRIPTION:Developers, property owners and tenants are becoming more sophisticated about waste disposal. No longer content to...

March 4, 2015 Bloomberg Sees a Way on Keystone

DESCRIPTION:By Joe Nocera No one can question Michael Bloomberg?s climate change bona fides. As mayor of New York, he declared that cities had to lead the way in reducing the threat of climate change, and he strove to make New...

March 4, 2015 State-Level Lending Changes; Video on Mortgage Servicing; Ugly Zombie House Legislation; Compensation Survey

Mortgage News Daily - Here's the riddle of the day. What is "165"' Answer: it is the number of business days until August 1, when the RESPA-TILA rules go into place. If a lender is relying on vendors to save the day for them, or...

March 4, 2015 Airport authority employees join Kentucky Retirement Systems

The Business Journal - Judy Kilner, 52, figured her retirement would occur at age 65 and she would draw Social Security to supplement her retirement plan. Bruce Himes knew he had a few more years as a firefighter at Louisville...

March 4, 2015 5 Reasons You Can't Get a Mortgage

Yahoo Finance - If your credit score is in the 620 range, and you're looking for a conventional loan, be prepared to make at least a 20% down payment, as îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî heavily discriminate...

March 4, 2015 Interim Financial Analyst

gaapweb.com - You will be able to communicate at ease with staff at all levels. The ideal candidate will be CCAB qualified, however îQBEî's with the relevant skill set will be considered. > 2553

March 4, 2015 Borrower Accuses Mortgage Lenders of Racketeering in Forcing Insurance on Homeowners

Benzinga - OneWest, Financial Freedom, Balboa, îQBEî, and Newport Management have not yet answered these accusations. Several states' attorneys general have started investigations of this practice. And, similar suits...

March 4, 2015 Bipartisan bill seeks to create more conflicts of interest at the EPA

Daily Kos - According to Andrew Rosenberg of the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî, the bill could also block academics from engaging in their areas of expertise on the board. "At the same time this bill encourages...

March 4, 2015 National Programme Officer

ReliefWeb - Under the direct supervision of the Sector Head â NRM, technical guidance from the Deputy FAOR (Programme), the National Programme Officer-NR will be responsible for managing the land project/programme, the...

March 4, 2015 Rugby: Mealamu named to start in milestone match

New Zealand Herald - Saturday afternoon will feature the Blues Secondary Schools Invitational 10s Tournament at îQBEî Stadium, where 16 high schools compete in the 10-a-side competition. The competing teams are high...

March 4, 2015 Too Much Oil' U.S. Faces Such a Glut of Oil, It's Running Out of Storage

The Ledger - "The fact of the matter is we are running out of storage capacity in the U.S.," Ed Morse, head of commodities research at Citibank, said at a recent symposium at the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî in New...

March 4, 2015 Morgan Stanley Sees Little Upside In European Autos

Benzinga - Analysts see little upside remaining in the space from current levels. Analysts use the Dow Jones îSTOXXî Autos Index (the SXAP) as a gauger of where the European auto market currently falls in its market...

March 4, 2015 Courtyard by Marriott Partners with National Academy Foundation to launch Success for Youth program

E TN Global Travel Industry News - launching its Success for Youth program that activates its commitment made to the îClinton Global Initiativeî, that promises to provide 30,000 volunteer hours and engage with 10,000...

March 4, 2015 UK Market Lower; ITV, Standard Chartered Climb

Realtime Business News - The composite output index rose to 53.3 in February from 52.6 in January, slightly below the flash score of 53.5. The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks was losing 0.11 percent,...

March 4, 2015 $43.7 Million to Improve Management of Yallahs/Hope River Watershed

Jamaica Information Service - The project, which is to end in August 2019, following an extension, is being financed by the îGlobal Environment Facilityî (GEF). Activities towards bolstering the integrated management...

March 4, 2015 U.K. services PMI falls to 56.7 in February from 57.2

Money Control - London's FTSE 100 dropped 0.15%, the EURO îSTOXXî 50 dipped 0.15%, France's CAC 40 shed 0.1%, while Germany's DAX declined 0.4%. Investing.com offers an extensive set of professional tools for the...

March 4, 2015 US Spy Chief's 12-Course Meal In North Korea

Sky News HD - Mr Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, gave the details during a forum on Monday at the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî. He said they packed their bags and were taken to a room at a Pyongyang...

March 4, 2015 Relationship gets worse for Obama, Netanyahu

KMBC - "This is big," said Robert Danin, senior fellow of the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî. "There is something qualitatively different taking place." Israel's suspicion has been simmering for years, following the...

March 4, 2015 European stocks waver after mixed eurozone data

Inside Fidelity - Markets: The îStoxxî Europe 600 was up less than 1 point at 387.90, and has been darting between small gains and losses. The pan-European index on Tuesday fell 0.9%...

March 4, 2015 India's Budget Disappoints

Morningstar - Here, Craig Botham, Emerging Market Economist, îSchrodersî comments on India's Union Budget, announced over the weekend, and finds it broadly delivered what markets were looking for, but will have...

March 4, 2015 Michael Pragnell

Bloomberg - Mr. Pragnell has been the Chairman of Cancer Research UK since November 2010. From 2002 to 2005, he served as Chairman of îCropLife Internationalî. Mr. Pragnell has been a Trustee of Cancer Research UK...

March 4, 2015 ExxonMobil Employees Encourage Girls to Pursue Engineering

Bloomberg - Since its launch, the effort has generated more than 19 million online engagements; the campaign won the 2014 Ragan PR Daily îCSRî award for cause marketing. Additionally, a series of blog posts featuring...

March 4, 2015 CFPB Goes After Mandatory Credit Card Arbitration

PYMNTS.com - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî wants to change that. According to The Washington Post, the CFPB is expected to issue a comprehensive report next week â issued under the Dodd-Frank Wall...

March 4, 2015 Fiscal crises and an oil price shock to the global economy are the greatest threats to UAE business, say executives

Zawya - Dubai - The impact of global fiscal crises is the biggest risk to doing business in the United Arab Emirates, according to the îWorld Economic Forumî's Executive Opinion Survey, which was featured within the...

March 4, 2015 Euro zone retail sales jump 1.1% in January

NASDAQ - Meanwhile, European stock markets remained mixed. The EURO îSTOXXî 50 inched up 0.15%, France's CAC 40 tacked on 0.25%, Germany's DAX declined 0.25%, while London's FTSE 100 slumped 0.15%. Investing.com...

March 4, 2015 WWE® Elects Stephanie McMahon, Paul Levesque and Robyn Peterson to Board of Directors

StreetInsider - --(îBUSINESS WIREî)-- WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced that WWE Chief ... McMahon is the primary spokesperson for WWE's corporate îsocial responsibilityî initiatives and is participating in...

March 4, 2015 Carlyle Group sells Pure Student Living for £532m

Education Investor - US asset manager îthe Carlyle Groupî has sold Pure Student Living, a London based student accommodation business, to LetterOne Treasury Services for a consideration of £532 million....

March 4, 2015 BlackRock Appoints Deborah Winshel To Lead Impact Investing Platform

The Street - The firm recently launched the iShares îMSCIî ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF ... she oversaw the development of the organization's strategy for long-term growth and îsustainabilityî. Under her...

March 4, 2015 IC students sharing ideas on world problems

My Journal Courier - The students will be attending the îClinton Global Initiativeî University conference over the weekend to connect with college students from across the world, networking and sharing ideas as well...

March 4, 2015 Helinet Aviation Named Authorized Training Center by AgustaWestland for AW109 E and S Line of Helicopters

New Jersey Online - Brown and Associates, USAIG, ACE Group, Berkley Aviation, îQBEî North America, Phoenix Aviation Managers among others. "With the largest fleet in the industry and the accommodating Southern...

March 4, 2015 Marubeni faces ship shortage, grid issues in offshore wind push

Japan Times - Japan had 52 megawatts of offshore capacity at the end of 2014, a fraction of the 2,715 megawatts onshore, according to Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî data. âThe fundamental problems are the lack...

March 4, 2015 LED bulbs help fill Japan's energy gap

Arkansas Online - The country may install as much as 12 gigawatts of solar panels this year, according to Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî. The options run from old standbys such as making sure homes are insulated to...

March 4, 2015 Ocwen Provides Updates on MSRs Sale & Upcoming Results

ZACKS - Sale of Servicing Rights Ocwen projects to complete the sale of mortgage servicing rights (MSRs) of nearly 277,000 loans owned by Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA), also known as îFannie Maeî ......

March 4, 2015 European Stocks Little Changed After 2-Day Drop as Banks Rebound

Yahoo Finance - (Bloomberg) -- European equities were little changed, with lenders rising while miners fell amid earnings reports. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index rose less than 0.1 percent to 387.84 at 10:23 a.m. in...

March 4, 2015 Former SeaWorld CEO made 'suspicious' stock sales, lawsuit claims

click orlando - As a result, two of the investors suing SeaWorld, the îArkansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî and a teacher's pension fund based in Denmark, said they suffered more than $4 million in losses....

March 4, 2015 Vanguard, TCW, and DoubleLine Win January

mfwire.com - On the flip side, îState Street Global Advisorsî (SSgA [profile]), Pimco [profile], and Fidelity [profile] all had a tough January. On Friday Morningstar released its "U.S. Asset Flows Update" for January...

March 4, 2015 FEATURE: A tough choice in Nigerian elections

cajnewsafrica.com - âI think Buhari is honest about anti-corruption, but there will be major difficulties implementing measures, especially given some personalities on his team,â said Malte Liewerscheidt, senior...

March 4, 2015 Pathway to Paris Climate Adaptation Associate, WRI

Ecosystem Marketplace - The îWorld Resources Instituteî (WRI) is seeking an Associate with expertise and experience in climate change adaptation and the United Nations global climate change negotiations. The associate...

March 4, 2015 Fiserv : Named Among FORTUNE Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies for Second Consecutive Year

4 Traders - --(îBUSINESS WIREî)-- Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ ... people management, use of corporate assets, îsocial responsibilityî to the community and environment, quality of management, financial soundness,...

March 4, 2015 President Obama, The Trade Promotion Authority and The Trans Pacific Partnership

financialbuzz.com - The fast track gives the President unlimited power to facilitate international trade. The necessary evils, like the îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) or the North American Free Trade Agreement...

March 4, 2015 LetterOne completes Pure student deal

Property Week - comprising four super prime student accommodation developments with a combined total of 839 beds for £83m. JLL and Berwin Leighton Paisner acted for îThe Carlyle Groupî. > 2553

March 4, 2015 Japanese Stocks: A Fantastic Opportunity Waiting for International Value Investors

Value Walk - Japanese companies with manufacturing facilities in îThailandî faced historical monsoon floods (not to mention the negative externalities of global supply-chain disruptions, let alone the substantial loss...

March 4, 2015 Treasuries Head for Third Weekly Drop Before Employment Report

Bloomberg - U.S. government securities due in 10 years or longer made a 2.1 percent loss for investors in the past three weeks, the worst performance of 144 debt indexes worldwide tracked by Bloomberg and îthe European...

March 4, 2015 European shares surrender gains after PMI data, ITV up

Reuters - The îSTOXXî 600 was also flat. It is up 13 percent so far in 2015 -- its strongest start to the year since the index was created in late 1986 and the best performance among all asset classes -- prompting a...

March 4, 2015 Editorial: A vote to remember

Daily Camera - The Landmarks staff's claim that the house was a "îconvalescentî home" for tuberculosis patients "four or five at a time" is a fabrication, according to the Johnson family. It traced the history and...

March 4, 2015 Conergy Sees 450 Megawatts of Solar Installs in 2015, CEO Says

Bloomberg - Solar demand in the U.S. this year may reach almost 9 gigawatts as it exceeds 58 gigawatts globally, according to data compiled by Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî. Conergyâs pursuit of a...

March 4, 2015 Crude reality: Oil poses biggest political risk

Yahoo Finance - It follows similar rankings, including Verisk îMaplecroftî's Political Risk Dynamics Index, which categorized the country as "high risk" for investors. Read More Putin's Cold War to scare away...

March 4, 2015 Open-Office Floor Plans: One Size Does Not Fit Every Business

DESCRIPTION:Jason Richards Vice President of Energy and Construction Services, Sodexo North America In offices around the world, the open floor plan debate rages on. Do open office spaces allow for greater collaboration,...

March 4, 2015 New GRI and RobecoSAM Publication Explores Materiality

Defining Materiality: What Matters to Reporters and Investors DESCRIPTION:AMSTERDAM,?March 4, 2015 /3BL Media/ -??Today, GRI, architect of the world?s most widely used sustainability reporting standard, and RobecoSAM, the...

March 4, 2015 U.S. running out of room to store oil; price collapse next'

Chicago Tribune - "The fact of the matter is we are running out of storage capacity in the U.S.," Ed Morse, head of commodities research at Citibank, said at a recent symposium at the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî in...

March 4, 2015 Gluskin Sheff's Rosenberg: US Stocks Less Attractive Than Overseas Stocks

News Max - European stocks are more attractive now, with lower valuations than in the U.S., he notes. The European îSTOXXî 600 index had a forward price-earnings ratio of 16 Friday, compared with 17.8 for the S&P...

March 4, 2015 ZTE Wins 2014 GTI Excellence Award for Massive MIMO Solution

Moneylife - ZTE is committed to corporate îsocial responsibilityî and is a member of the UN Global Compact. For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn. > 2553

March 4, 2015 We Built That

Wall Street Journal - In short, China is dumping product at any price to keep its mills working. Complaints to the îWorld Trade Organizationî or other tribunals are rarely acted upon. Mr. DiMicco is scathing on big...

March 4, 2015 US Intelligence Chief Who Dined with Kim Jong Un in North Korea Describes Mixed Reception

The Daily Meal - James Clapper, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence who, in November, had the rare opportunity to share a dinner with Kim Jong Un, recently shared some more details about his trip during a forum at the...

March 4, 2015 LNG: Another Casualty of Low Oil Prices'

Wall Street Daily - But the real action is in China, India, and Southeast Asia. Itâs these areas that will be the drivers of demand, according to Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî. For example, BNEF forecasts that...

March 4, 2015 John Elway still wants Peyton Manning to be his quarterback

Buffalo News - ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) â If John Elway gets to choose, his quarterback next season will be Peyton Manning. His coach: To be determined. During a news conference Tuesday, Elway said he did not press Manning for...

March 4, 2015 European Markets Mostly Lower Amid Caution

Realtime Business News - The Markit/Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Purchasing Managers' Index decreased to 56.7 in February from 57.2 in January, when it was forecast to rise to 57.5. The Euro îStoxxî 50...

March 4, 2015 BlackRock Greater Europe IT strengthens board

FE Trustnet - He previously worked for îSchrodersî and Hill Samuel in various equity analysis, fund management and investment strategy roles. Baxter is a member of the board of Trust for London, where he chairs the...

March 4, 2015 IAW answers questions

Mt. Vernon Register-News - âAging îwaterî infrastructure is one of our nationâs top îwaterî priorities. îEPAî research is focusing on increasing the life of drinking...

March 4, 2015 Gas prices on the rise again

Cleburne Times-Review - A just released îConsumer Federation of Americaî survey also found that consumers expect gasoline prices to climb from an average of about $2.15 a gallon to about $3.20 during the next two...

March 4, 2015 Frere-Scott joins Ashcourt Rowan as head of funds

Investment Week - Last year, the group expanded its investment team with the hire of two investment directors from îHSBC Global Asset Managementî. Earlier this year fiancial advice firm Towry agreed to buy Ashcourt...

March 4, 2015 Euro Nears 11-Year Low Against Dollar

Wall Street Journal - Having opened around 0.3% higher, the îStoxxî Europe 600 sagged into the red after the eurozoneâs composite Purchasing Managers Index for February was revised lower from a previous reading,...

March 4, 2015 Duluth Residents Recall Life Next to a Waste Dump

Minneapolis City Pages (blog) - The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is working with the îEPAî and U.S. Steel on ongoing cleanup. Unlike other companies accused of creating hundreds of acres of dead zones in...

March 4, 2015 Seeing through the fog on retirement-fund advisers

Philadelphia Daily News - That's how it looks to Barbara Roper, director of investor protection at the îConsumer Federation of Americaî. For years, Roper has pushed a theme that the Obama administration now embraces,...

March 4, 2015 Au revoir, Eurostar: UK sells its stake for £757m

London Loves Business - The stake is being bought by Patina Rail LLP, a two-company consortium made up of Canadaâs îCaisse de Depot et Placement du Quebecî, a fund that manages public pensions, and Hermes...

March 4, 2015 UK government sells Eurostar stake for £757.1m

BBC - It's all part of our long-term plan to secure Britain's future." International ownership The consortium is made up of two companies: Canadian-based îCaisse de Depot et Placement du Quebecî (CDPQ) and the UK's...

March 4, 2015 In-form Liverpool can win all their games, says Rodgers

MSN - According to... Pressure is mounting on Putrajaya as anti-graft organisation Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) has joined in the calls for an investigation into î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB),...

March 4, 2015 Osborne: Eurostar sale a great deal

Jersey Evening Post - The deal will see îCaisse de depot et placement du Quebecî (CDPQ), a Canadian pension and insurance fund institutional investor, and Hermes Infrastructure, a UK-based fund, buy the Government's...

March 4, 2015 SUNY Poly receives $837K for development of nanoscale sensor

the Oneida Daily Dispatch - The NSF grant was generated through the Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR) îprogramî, which provides funds to ... expanding our ability to examine controls on...

March 4, 2015 Nielsen Holdings (NLSN) Prices 8 Million Secondary Offering - Analyst Blog

Yahoo Finance - The shares will be sold by stockholders affiliated to îThe Carlyle Groupî and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Consequently, Nielsen will not obtain any proceeds from the equity offer. Citigroup is...

March 4, 2015 Emissions from power sector still climbing as coal use rises

Sydney Morning Herald - îRepuTexî, an energy analyst group, said in a report Tuesday that businesses are likely to baulk at competing to drive down the price paid per tonne. Instead of paying $250 million for the 45...

March 4, 2015 Louis M. Offie

The Herald - Louis M. Offie, Hall Avenue, Sharpsville, passed away peacefully of natural causes at 1:18 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2015, in Nugent îConvalescentî Home, Hermitage. He was 81. Louis was born March 21, 1933,...

March 4, 2015 ICT Ministry, SOFAZ postpone financing of Fiber to Home project

News - Ministry of Communications and High-Tech and the îState Oil Fundî of îAzerbaijanî (SOFAR) postponed the financing of Fiber to Home project ("Optics in house"), providing for maintenance of broadband...

March 4, 2015 PM orders Auditor-General to vet 1MDBs accounts

The Malaysian Insider - The statement comes following PetroSaudi International (PetroSaudi) and 1MDB's denial of reports that funds from î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB) went to third parties. 1MDB confirmed that...

March 4, 2015 CSSD expands wastewater standards

Shale Energy Insider - In updating its standards, the CSSD took into account the risks of long distance transportation and the issue of îwaterî production outstripping the available recycling facilities. Following the...

March 4, 2015 Government agrees £757.1 million Eurostar sale

Hargreaves Lansdown - Three-quarters of the stake will go to La îCaisse de dépot et placement du Québecî (CDPQ), which manages the pension savings of workers in the Canadian province. A...

March 4, 2015 Appalachian Power, Wheeling Power request rate increase

13 WOWKTV - îAmerican Electric Powerî subsidiaries Appalachian Power ... Public Service Commission for reimbursement of past and ongoing fuel costs and purchased power, îAEPî announced March 2. The...

March 4, 2015 Hong Kong cuts taxes and spends to expand growth

themalaymailonline.com - âThe government is still relying too much on the one-off, ad hoc relief measures,â said Raymond Yeung, an economist at îAustraliaî & New Zealand Banking ... The government also...

March 4, 2015 Traders told to use stabilization fund to maintain fuel prices

Vietnamnet - This is a decision of the Ministry of Finance given in Dispatch 2624/BTC-QLG on fuel price management signed by Deputy Minister Nguyen Cong Nghiep this Tuesday and announced on Wednesday. Fuel wholesalers are...

March 4, 2015 What Nutrients Are in the Skins of Sweet Potatoes'

livestrong.com - Photo Credit Roel Smart/iStock/Getty Images Sweet potatoes are one of the healthiest foods known and are ranked as the top nutritional vegetable by the îCenter for Science in the Public Interestî ......

March 4, 2015 Singapore's Temasek Celebrates 40 Years of Development

Economy Watch - This is striking for such an established fund. Several other SWFs also lack a stable funding mechanism (for instance, the îChina Investment Corporationî, Australian Future Fund and the New Zealand...

March 4, 2015 Fund cuts US investment in Europe push

Gulf Daily News - ABU DHABI: The Kuwait Investment Office (KIO), the London branch office of sovereign wealth fund îKuwait Investment Authorityî, is gradually reducing its overweight stance on US assets after keeping...

March 4, 2015 AMR Gold Confirms New Management Team

New Jersey Online - the Mining Policy and the terms and conditions of our Exploration Licences. AMR Gold subscribes to the îExtractive Industries Transparency Initiativeî and the Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Act. >...

March 4, 2015 Attorney general's wealth jumps in marriage to fellow lawyer

Associated Press - The stocks include American Express, Caterpillar, Comcast Corp., Walt Disney, FedEx, Nike, Home Depot and îMonsantoî. Harris, a Democrat, is running for the U.S. Senate next year. She stressed in...

March 4, 2015 Kuwait sovereign fund says cutting U.S. investments, raising Europe

Zawya - ABU DHABI, March 2 (Reuters) - The Kuwait Investment Office (KIO), the London branch office of sovereign wealth fund îKuwait Investment Authorityî (KIA), is gradually reducing its overweight stance on U.S....

March 4, 2015 British property 'safe haven' for corrupt cash: campaigners

MENAFN - Mar 3 2015 - Kuwait Investment to cut US investment, MENAFN (MENAFN) The Kuwait Investment Office (KIO), the London branch office of sovereign wealth fund îKuwait Investment Authorityî, is gradually reducing...

March 4, 2015 Member of North Hills school board resigns

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Mr. Meyer said his job as managing director for investment operations for the îPennsylvania State Employees Retirement Systemî has caused him to miss too many school board meetings. âI...

March 4, 2015 Wednesday broker round-up

Hargreaves Lansdown - Moneysupermarket: UBS lifts to buy, raises target to 260p from 240p. Rightmove: Citi raises to neutral. Barclays: Deutsche keeps at buy, nudges target up to 300p from 295p previously. îIntertekî:...

March 4, 2015 Monetizing the Cloud By @Solgenia_Corp | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Cloud Computing Journal - Rodney Rogers, chairman and CEO of Virtustream; Brendan O'Brien, co-founder of Aria Systems, Bart Copeland, president and CEO of ActiveState îSoftwareî; Jim Cowie, chief scientist at Dyn;...

March 4, 2015 Benettons Expect Binding Offers For WDF By Mid-March

Airwise - A potential bid from the Qatari sovereign fund could see îQatar Investment Authorityî teaming up with a private equity firm, according to the second source. A third source said that South Korea's Hotel...

March 4, 2015 Wynn Resorts expands site for casino near Boston

ggrasia.com - Wynn Resorts plans to convert the site â that previously housed a îMonsantoî Co chemical plant â and turn it into a US$1.6 billion gaming resort. Wells Fargo Securities LLC said in a note on...

March 4, 2015 Xiaoqiang Zhang

Bloomberg - Mr. Xiaoqiang Zhang is a Non-Executive Director at îChina Investment Corporationî. He is also a Vice Minister and Deputy Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). Prior to that,...

March 4, 2015 Troubleshooters; Business Pay Dispute

Action 10 News - way up ! They are pointing to something on their bills called the 'îAEPî Texas central delivery charge'. Those residents tell us that charge is adding at least $200.00 to most bills, and they called...

March 4, 2015 Food safety headline was misleading

Des Moines Register - We eat, drink and inhale these toxic chemicals. Glyphosate, found in îMonsantoîâs Roundup, is now in our urine, blood and in motherâs breast milk. These pesticides cannot be washed...

March 4, 2015 Emmanuel Ikazoboh FCCA, MBA

Bloomberg - He has been a Director of îInternational Institute For Sustainable Developmentî since January 2013. He has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Nampak Limited since October 1, 2013. Mr. Ikazoboh...

March 4, 2015 India Spend: Devolution Promise Kept. Development Funds Slashed

Daily News and Analysis - in 2015-16 would be very modest,â this report from the Centre for Budget Governance îAccountabilityî, a think tank, warned. However you look at it, there will be significantly lesser...

March 4, 2015 Lenovo PCs ship with adware that puts computers at risk

MIS Asia - In January 2011, the U.S. îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî said that digital signatures based on 1024-bit RSA keys should be disallowed after 2013. Regardless of whether the private RSA key...

March 4, 2015 Sam Sandberg

Bloomberg - Mr. Sam Sandberg serves as a Director of îFolksamî Mutual Life Insurance. To contact îFolksamî ömsesidig livförsäkring, please visit . Company data is...

March 4, 2015 Education Specialist (Social Studies)

ReliefWeb - UNRWA is the îUnited Nationsî agency responsible for the protection, care and human development of a population of some 4.6 million Palestine refugees living in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Jordan,...

March 4, 2015 Government considering making MPs part of project vigilance panels

NITI Central - New Delhi, Mar 4 (PTI) Government is âpositively consideringâ making MPs co-chairpersons of project vigilance committees in urban areas on the lines of rural areas in order to make these panels more...

March 4, 2015 Fitch affirms British American Tobacco at 'A-'

FE Trustnet - îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed British American Tobacco's long-term issuer default rating at 'A-' with a stable outlook. The short-term IDR has been affirmed at 'F2'. In addition, the senior unsecured...

March 4, 2015 Devaluation of National Currency Threatens Regime Stability in Azerbaijan

The Jamestown Foundation - As reported by Azerbaijanâs îconsumersâ unionî, by February 23, a number of private banks blocked their clientsâ credit cards and stopped sales on purchases of foreign...

March 4, 2015 Gran Bretaña vende su participación en la conexión Eurostar

Yahoo Singapore Entertainment - El Tesoro dijo el miércoles que un grupo de inversores internacionales, la canadiense îCaisse de depot et placement du Quebecî y Hermes Infraestructure, con sede en Gran...

March 4, 2015 Colombia detains China Cosco Shipping vessel over illegal arms

Reuters - The United States and the îUnited Nationsî both blacklisted two shipping companies which they said tried to hide the arms shipments destined for North Korea. Panama freed the ship and 32 crew to sail back to...

March 4, 2015 Kenes Rakishev becomes a major shareholder of KKB

FE Trustnet - As a result, KKB's holding in BTA increased from 47.415% to 94.83%. This, together with the common shares of JSC Samruk-Kazyna îNational Wealth Fundî in the trust management of KKB (4.26%,) provides KKB...

March 4, 2015 Fears of Security Breaches Raised by Clinton's Email Choice

News Max - Experts are trying to assess whether Hillary Clinton's decision to use a private email account as secretary of state compromised national security as well as governmental transparency and îaccountabilityî...

March 4, 2015 European Union selects Louis Berger for third major public finance management initiative in NIS region

GlobeNewswire - Under this new technical assistance contract, Louis Berger will continue to contribute to the European Union's ongoing efforts to bolster transparency, îaccountabilityî and the effectiveness of public...

March 4, 2015 PRESS DIGEST- Canada- March 4

Reuters - (bit.ly/18NQkBL) ** Canadian pension fund manager îCaisse de depot et placement du Quebecî is buying the British government's stake in high-speed train service Eurostar International Ltd as part of a push to...

March 4, 2015 Heightened Pace of Infrastructural Investments to Spur Indian Project Logistics Market, Finds Frost & Sullivan

Webindia 123 - With India on the road to high-paced infrastructure development across multiple key sectors of the economy, the nation will be in greater need of project logistics services to ensure the timely completion of...

March 4, 2015 Fitch Affirms Gilroy Unified School District's GOs at 'A+'; Outlook Stable

StreetInsider - The district participates in two state pension plans, the California Public Employees' Retirement System (îCalPERSî) and the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS)....

March 4, 2015 Kuwait to partake in Milan Expo 2015 next May

KUNA - Representatives of the îKuwait Investment Authorityî, Ministry of Electricity and Water and Ministry of Public Works, the Kuwait University and the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation are also included in the...

March 4, 2015 ZTE Achieves Explosive Sales Growth of 200 Percent in European 4G Core Network Market

Business Wire - ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the îUNî îGlobal Compactî. For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn. > 2553

March 4, 2015 UK Eurostar sale price 'ahead of expectations'

Railway Gazette - The UKâs 40% stake is to be sold for £585·1m to Patina Rail, a consortium of îCaisse de dépôt et placement du Québecî which...

March 4, 2015 Briefing by Ashraf Shikhaliyev, Head of the Azerbaijan International Development Agency. At 11 a.m.

United Nations Regional Information Centre - The Brussels based îUnited Nationsî Regional Information Centre for Western Europe - UNRIC provides information on UN activities to the countries of the region. It also...

March 4, 2015 Mortgage move `to protect system'

The Standard - The îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî's mortgage-tightening move is to protect the financial system and not to make homes more affordable, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Ceajer Chan...

March 4, 2015 Fitzpatrick, Bustos reintroduce bipartisan effort to cut government waste

Bucks Local News - The bipartisan bill moves forward on recommendations the non-partisan Government îAccountabilityî Office (GAO) made in reports to Congress - recommendations that, without further action, will simply...

March 4, 2015 Lemminkäinen's annual report, financial statements and Corporate Governance Statement for 2014 published

GlobeNewswire - The online annual report includes the annual review, the financial statements for the accounting period 1 January to 31 December 2014 and the sustainability report that follows the îGlobal Reporting...

March 4, 2015 Mercury General Down Post Rating Affirmation by A.M. Best

ZACKS - Mercury General Corporation's (MCY - Snapshot Report) share price declined after A. M. Best affirmed the companyâs insurance entities with financial strength rating (FSR) of A+ (Superior) and the issuer credit...

March 4, 2015 Mortgage Rates Remain Under Pressure; More Volatility Ahead

Mortgage News Daily - Generally speaking, our best-execution rate tends to connote no origination or discount points--though this can vary--and tends to predict îFreddie Macî's weekly survey with high accuracy. It's...

March 4, 2015 Steven M. H. Wallman

Bloomberg - H. Wallman founded FOLIOfn, Inc. in 1998 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Wallman was the Secretary and Member of Policy Council at îPROXY Governanceî, Inc. He serves as a Consultant of...

March 4, 2015 CDPQ and Hermes to buy 40% stake in Eurostar

globalinvestormagazine.com - Patina Rail, a consortium comprising îCaisse de dépôt et placement du Québecî (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure, part of Hermes Investment...

March 4, 2015 Russian State's Rainy Day Fund Drops as Finances Squeezed

ABC News - That followed a separate withdrawal of 50.48 billion rubles in January. Russia's other main sovereign fund, the îNational Wealth Fundî, rose by $900 million in February to $74.92 billion, the ministry said...

March 4, 2015 TNT Express To Present Details Of Transformation And Turnaround Strategy Outlook

Realtime Business News - TNT said it has set up focused International Europe and Domestics units with îclear profitî & loss accountability, strengthened management with new hires, accelerated investments in its...

March 4, 2015 Chicago in talks with banks to avert swap payments

Yahoo Finance - Last week, Chicago's ratings of A-plus with Standard & Poor's and A-minus with îFitch Ratingsî were affirmed. Negative outlooks on the city's ratings with all three credit rating agencies point to...

March 4, 2015 Pattern Energy Increases ROFO List with Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind Project in Québec

utilitydive.com - Pattern Energy Increases ROFO List with Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind Project in Québec -- SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Pattern Energy Increases ROFO List with Mont Sainte-Marguerite...

March 4, 2015 Energy prices decline may hamper palm oil futures as soybean expands

themalaymailonline.com - Shipments retreated 14.5 per cent in February, surveyor îIntertekî said on March 2. âWeâre in commodity markets that are characterised by oversupply and demand that is only...

March 4, 2015 Specialty funds let you play with the pros in commodities sandbox

Globe and Mail - Some of these investment products track shares of companies in a particular commodity business, such as BlackRockâs iShares Global Agriculture ETF, which trades on the TSX under the symbol COW and whose top...

March 4, 2015 APM Terminals named "Port Operator of the Year" during the 2015 North American Maritime Awards

Zawya - In 2014, ACT published its third sustainability report, becoming the first container terminal in the Middle East tomeet the G4 guidelines for transparency and disclosure outlined by the îGlobal Reporting...

March 4, 2015 Unprofitable clubs get millions in aid from AFL

The Canberra Times - While several clubs in Melbourne have announced operating profits for 2014 in the past few months, a Fairfax Media investigation has found the annual reports posted by the clubs or lodged with the...

March 4, 2015 Lebanon County real-estate transfers - 2/22

Lebanon Daily News - Timothy J. Darcas to Julio E. DeJesus and Myrna E. Ramirez, property along North Greeen Street, $162,900. îFannie Maeî aka Federal National Mortgage Association to Christa Aplin, 101 W. Orchard...

March 4, 2015 Company news: ITV gives special dividend and Eurostar sale agreed

Hargreaves Lansdown - The Treasury said it will get £585.1 million in revenue from the sale of its 40% holding. The consortium includes La îCaisse de depot et placement du Quebecî, which manages the...

March 4, 2015 Construction insurance policies: what does professional services mean'

Mondaq - Insured fails to convince court that building a road was "professional" Pioneer v îQBEî [2002] NSWSC 137 is an interesting example of a situation where an enterprising insured sought to argue that building a...

March 4, 2015 Without U.S. help, Iraq struggles to push into Tikrit

CBS News - Al-Abadi told a group of parliamentarians who have objected to the ongoing U.S. military presence that the U.S.-led coalition's intervention in Iraq came via an official request submitted to the îUnited...

March 4, 2015 Health Insurers Poised to Profit on Value-Based Care

The Motley Fool - "We have a range of value-based models and have invested $1.5 billion in enablement solutions to meet providers where they are on the transformation continuum and move them along to increasing levels of...

March 4, 2015 Top telcos may spend $3-4bn each at spectrum sale: Analysts

Money Control - âWe believe the top three players ( Airtel, Vodafone, Idea) will be spending about USD 3-4.5 billion each at the auction,â Nitin Soni of îFitch Ratingsî said. âOf the three, Idea is...

March 4, 2015 ASX closes lower on weak GDP data

7 News Yahoo - Phillip Capital senior client adviser Michael Heffernan said the lacklustre gross economic growth figures and three big companies, Rio Tinto, îQBEî and ASX, trading ex-dividend had put pressure on the...

March 4, 2015 Ex-CIA chief Petraeus admits sharing military secrets with mistress

malaysiasun.com - Petraeus is still married to Holly Petraeus, the assistant director for the Office of Servicemember Affairs at the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî. Prosecutors said that after resigning from...

March 4, 2015 Campus Debit Cards: Good for You or Your University'

The Huffington Post - Every year the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî (CFPB) reports to Congress on credit card deals between financial institutions and colleges. Though the number of campus credit cards are...

March 4, 2015 Amid The T's Crisis, Gov. Baker Is Showing His Management Style. It's Not Pretty.

Cognoscenti - That was the promise of Charlie Baker. In practice, that spyglass looks more like a rifle scope, and MBTA General Manager îBeverly Scottî was in its crosshairs â until she abruptly resigned on...

March 4, 2015 Environmental Disclosure, Benchmarking Tool Online

Environmental Leader - Created through a collaboration among The Conference Board, Bloomberg and the îGlobal Reporting Initiativeî, the Dashboard is a database and online benchmarking tool that captures the most...

March 4, 2015 Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND executives won't be getting incentive pay

INFORUM - It is too soon to say whether any staff reductions will result from the Bluesâ loss of the largest employer group in the state, the îNorth Dakota Public Employees Retirement Systemî, which covers about...

March 4, 2015 Emissions reducing investments generate employment and economic growth

Evironmental Expert - Beyond potentially lowering emissions, investments in transformative technologies generate economic benefits,â said Pedro Antunes, Deputy Chief Economist, îThe Conference Boardî of Canada....

March 4, 2015 US running out of room to store oil; domestic supply hits 80 year high

The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville - "The fact of the matter is we are running out of storage capacity in the U.S.," Ed Morse, head of commodities research at Citibank, said at a recent symposium at the îCouncil on...

March 4, 2015 Eurozone extends lifeline on Greek debt 4 months

Worcester Telegram & Gazette - âThere is a basic clash between national democratic accountability and European rules and obligations,â said Daniel Gros, the director of the îCenter for European Policy...

March 4, 2015 Budget shows commitment to keep fiscal deficit low: S&P

Rediff India Abroad - India's budget for 2015/16 highlighted the government's commitment to keeping the fiscal deficit low, ratings agency îStandard and Poor'sî said, adding that the country's debt burden and subsidy...

March 4, 2015 Horse hands over the reins

Proudly Sydney - The Swans clash with the Brisbane Lions kicks off at 7.10pm at C.ex International Stadium and can be watched live on Fox Footy. The îQBEî Sydney Swans Academy will play a curtain-raiser against the...

March 4, 2015 Irish parliament passes plain tobacco packaging law

Yahoo News - Australia introduced a similar ban in 2012 with the aim of reducing smoking and is facing challenges at the îWorld Trade Organizationî with complaints that the law creates illegal obstacles to commerce....

March 4, 2015 Enablon Announces Key Milestones and Achievements for 2014

Evironmental Expert - According to îVerdantixî, âEnablon sets the pace in the global EH&S software marketâ and âis the benchmark against which other applicationsâ functionality should be...

March 4, 2015 Jukka Welling

Bloomberg - Jukka Welling serves as Contact Director of Partner and Customer Support at îIlmarinenî Pension Insurance Co. Ltd. . To contact îIlmarinenî Mutual Pension Insurance Company, please visit ....

March 4, 2015 Keep common construction wage

Indianapolis Star - Since China entered the îWorld Trade Organizationî in 2001 and the North American Free Trade Agreement hit full swing, Indiana has lost at least 68,000 higher-paying manufacturing jobs. Steel is...

March 4, 2015 Apocalypse Now! Get ready, Alberta, for the glories of the First Ten Year Plan

Rabble - Predictions like that of îthe Conference Boardî of Canada yesterday ... Albertans are surprisingly resistant to changes in existing îsocialî democratic programs, public health care in particular....

March 4, 2015 US$40bn Silk Road Fund starts operation

中æ¶çµå­æ¥ - The company was jointly funded by China's foreign exchange reserves, îChina Investment Corporationî, the Export-Import Bank of China and China...

March 4, 2015 Feeding the world through advancements in e-Agriculture

Scoop - However, thatâs about to change. The e-Agriculture Strategy Guide is being developed jointly by the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO) and the International Telecommunication...

March 4, 2015 Aust market down as stocks trade ex-div

Sky News - Phillip Capital senior client adviser Michael Heffernan said the lacklustre gross economic growth figures and three big companies, Rio Tinto, îQBEî and ASX, trading ex-dividend had put pressure on the local...

March 4, 2015 Editorial: Secret searches

Gainesville Sun - The bill, which will be considered today by the Senate Governmental Oversight and îAccountabilityî Committee, comes as the Sunshine Law is under increasing attack. Gov. Rick Scott has shown a blatant...

March 4, 2015 Poroshenko's Incompetence Lost Debaltseve

The Moscow Times - "To keep the bulge in Debaltseve was from a military perspective utterly useless," said Gustav Gressel, an expert on military affairs in Eastern Europe at the European îCouncil on Foreign...

March 4, 2015 'Corinthian 15' Student Debt Strike Picks Up Congressional Endorsement

The Huffington Post - Lawsuits by the federal îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî and state attorneys general in California, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin may help their cause. In separate suits filed in recent...

March 4, 2015 Westcoast Energy Declares Dividends

Yahoo Finance - The company's longstanding values are recognized through its inclusion in the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî World and North America Indexes and the CDP Global 500 and S&P 500 Climate Disclosure and...

March 4, 2015 IPIC sponsors ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi

bna.bh - Abu Dhabi, Mar. 4 -- (BNA): The îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî (IPIC) has signed an agreement as title sponsor of the worldâs most prestigious triathlon event contested by Olympic and...

March 4, 2015 UN envoy discusses Libyan political path with Egypt

Daily News Egypt - Assistant Foreign Minister for Neighbouring Countriesâ Affairs Osama Majdoub met Tuesday with the Special Envoy to the îUnited Nationsî Secretary General to Libya, Bernardino Leon. During the...

March 4, 2015 Voting opens for Board of Governor's election

Eyeopener - They look after business partnerships, school property, set the strategic direction of the university and oversee the îaccountabilityî and performance of the school. The BOG represents Ryerson in dealings...

March 4, 2015 Advance Frontier Mrk (AFMF)

FE Trustnet - Although AFMF has not adopted îMSCIî Frontier Markets as a benchmark ... However, not all holdings fared as well, with the portfolio's investments in îSustainableî Capital Nigeria Fund,...

March 4, 2015 Gov. Wolf Demonstrates Forward Thinking With Renewables, Energy Efficiency Investments

Union of Concerned Scientists - Below is a statement by Jeremy Richardson, senior energy analyst at the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî. âGov. Wolf demonstrated some great, forward thinking today. Investing in...

March 4, 2015 U.S. running out of room to store oil

Lincoln Journal Star - "The fact of the matter is we are running out of storage capacity in the U.S.," Ed Morse, head of commodities research at Citibank, said at a recent symposium at the îCouncil on Foreign...

March 4, 2015 CFPB May Reopen Mortgage Rule If Housing Reform Stalls

American Banker Online - îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî Director Richard Cordray said a review of its "qualified mortgage" rule will allow enough time to consider changes if lawmakers fail to make progress on...

March 4, 2015 Aron Cramer

Bloomberg - Mr. Aron Cramer has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of îBusiness for Social Responsibilityî (BSR) since 2004. Mr. Cramer is recognized globally as an authority on corporate responsibility by...

March 4, 2015 Michael Pragnell

Bloomberg - Mr. Pragnell has been the Chairman of Cancer Research UK since November 2010. From 2002 to 2005, he served as Chairman of îCropLife Internationalî. Mr. Pragnell has been a Trustee of Cancer Research UK...

March 4, 2015 SQS SOFTWARE QUALITY SYS. (LSE:SQS)

Interactive Investor - With over 7,000 completed projects under its belt, SQS has a strong client base, including half of the DAX 30, nearly a third of the îSTOXXî 50 and 20 per cent of the FTSE 100 companies. These...

March 4, 2015 Europe Factors to Watch-Shares set to halt pull-back ahead of PMIs

Reuters - The îSTOXXî 600 ended down 1 percent on Tuesday. The benchmark has risen 13 percent so far in 2015 -- its strongest start to the year since the index was created in late 1986 and the best performance among...

March 4, 2015 Palm prices may drop as energy prices continue to fall

themalaymailonline.com - Shipments retreated 14.5 per cent in February, surveyor îIntertekî said on March 2. âWeâre in commodity markets that are characterised by oversupply and demand that is only...

March 4, 2015 Helinet Aviation Named Authorized Training Center by AgustaWestland for AW109 E and S Line of Helicopters

New Jersey Online - Brown and Associates, USAIG, ACE Group, Berkley Aviation, îQBEî North America, Phoenix Aviation Managers among others. "With the largest fleet in the industry and the accommodating Southern...

March 4, 2015 Will the Year 2015 Bring Us Kinder Girl Scout Cookies'

The Huffington Post - Most notable of these were actions by îGreen Centuryî Funds who actively went after companies that used or produced palm oil, to "stop cutting down forests." The fund went as far as waving their...

March 4, 2015 Nasdaq 5,000: index passes dot-com milestone after 15 years

Stamford Advocate - Consumer discretionary stocks rose 1.2 percent on the news, the most of the 10 industry sectors of the îStandard and Poor'sî 500 index. "Today, it's about the consumer," said David Joy, chief...

March 4, 2015 Subaru Of America Partners with The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program to Aid Advanced Education for Schools in Need

CSR Wire - CHERRY HILL, NJ, Mar. 03 /îCSRwireî/ - Subaru of America today announced its continued commitment to the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP), through a two-year national partnership with the...

March 4, 2015 NJ commercial foreclosures decline

North Jersey - "Mortgages held by life insurance companies and held and guaranteed by îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî all have 60-plus-day delinquency rates below one tenth of 1 percent," Jamie Woodwell,...

March 4, 2015 Editorial: Being an MP not about the salary

Stuff - Other top public-service salaries are in the same ballpark range - $600,000 to $700,000, and the Guardian of the îNew Zealand Superannuation Fundî, Adrian Orr, earns more than $800,000. The Remuneration...

March 4, 2015 Why Obama hates Netanyahu, and vice versa

The Times Of Israël - At a recent gathering of the Israel îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî, the eminent former director general of the Foreign Ministry, Prof. Shlomo Avineri, called Obamaâs foreign...

March 4, 2015 Pressure for Federal Protection of Monarch Butterfly Grows as Public Comment Period Closes

Indy Bay - The Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Food Safety, Friends of the Earth U.S, îOrganic Consumers Associationî, Sierra Rise, Care2 and Credo. > 1862

March 4, 2015 Oil export bans creating market glut that could strangle U.S. boom, CEO warns

Washington Times - âThe fact of the matter is we are running out of storage capacity in the U.S.,â Ed Morse, head of commodities research at Citibank, said at a recent symposium at the îCouncil on Foreign...

March 4, 2015 The Film Poster for "The Singleton" Has Arrived - starring Mario Babic, Karen Murphy, Paul J. Lane, Jadey Duffield and Shane Hart

WLTZ 38 News - More >> Even though the overall environmental and social disclosure rate among global companies has remained essentially unchanged over the last year, reporting using the framework introduced by the...

March 4, 2015 Fitch: Weak Harvest Outlook in Ukraine Weighs on Agribusiness

Reuters - (The following statement was released by the rating agency) MOSCOW, March 04 (Fitch) îFitch Ratingsî says the credit profile of Ukrainian agribusiness companies will remain under pressure from a heightened...

March 4, 2015 Flying Robots and Brain-Mimicking Computer Chips among the Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2015

World Economic Forum - îWorld Economic Forumîâs annual list recognizes breakthrough technologies with the greatest potential to help address the worldâs most pressing challenges Aim is to raise attention...

March 4, 2015 Morning Reads: Big Business Democrats Poised to Fight Party's "Warren Wing"

Moyers & Company - Thank the nuns â> At The New Yorker, îEric Schlosserî explains how a group of nuns, pacifists and anti-nuclear arms activists exposed the vulnerability of Americaâs nuclear...

March 4, 2015 Political science and climate change

San Antonio Express-News - Grijalva is a fervent believer in climate change. Pielke is a believer as well. He has defended the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî report and supports a carbon tax. But Pielke...

March 4, 2015 B.C. Ministry of Environment memo warns climate change impacts inevitable and must be addressed

Georgia Straight - At the same time, the former member of the United Nations îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî argued adaptation will be useless without mitigation. âWhen you talk about adaptation, you...

March 4, 2015 U.S. CEOs modestly more upbeat on economy, spending: survey

The Business Insider - Thomson ReutersStephenson Chairman and CEO of AT&T speaks during session at îWorld Economic Forumî in Davos By Lewis Krauskopf (Reuters) - U.S. chief executive officers are modestly more...

March 4, 2015 Study Links Violence in Syria to Climate Change-Driven Drought

The Blaze - Also last year the Nobel Peace Prize winning îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî concluded: âHuman security will be progressively threatened as the climate changes.â In a separate...

March 4, 2015 DSM publishes 2014 Integrated Annual Report

NASDAQ - DSM's Integrated Annual Report is based on the guidelines of the îGlobal Reporting Initiativeî and further developed in 2014 with the implementation of G4, the fourth generation of sustainability reporting...

March 4, 2015 Richie Hardwicke

Bloomberg - Mr. Richie Hardwicke serves as a Head of Corporate Business Development - EMEA at îTrucostî Plc and served as its Senior Account Director. Mr. Hardwicke served as an Account Director of...

March 4, 2015 The Secret Behind My Hedge Fund Trade on Housing

NASDAQ - We own it. Those lapdogs are doing what we want. They're loosening up standards on îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî government-guaranteed loans, and they've lowered the insurance that premium buyers...

March 4, 2015 CNN: New Concerns over Clinton Foundation Ties to Troubled Banks

News Max - The cable network investigated and found, after reviewing a list of events from the îClinton Global Initiativeî's (CGI) Annual Meeting, partnerships between the foundation and at least six banks that were...

March 4, 2015 Asian spot LNG prices oust Europe as world's No.1

Reuters - The Asian premium is too marginal at present to attract supply away from the Atlantic and analysts doubt whether price gains there are îsustainableî ... no longer posts a premium to this market,"...

March 4, 2015 BLOG-French Fries Rule

YS News - The first thought that came to mind was one of îMichael Pollanîâs Food Rules: âEat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.â Pollanâs idea is that fast food...

March 4, 2015 EU nations empowered to ban modified crops

Salt Lake Tribune - Mute Schimpf of îFriends of the Earth Europeî says the new law "is a massive opportunity for national governments to shut the door on biotech crops in Europe." Only one GM crop â corn â...

March 4, 2015 Royal Australasian College of Surgeons prescribes black boxes in cars to reduce road toll

News.com.au - Insurer îQBEî already offers customers âinsurance boxesââ which monitor driver behaviour, enabling good drivers to be offered cheaper premiums. Dr Crozier said Australia had once been...

March 4, 2015 Orlando plans to buy 800 apartment units near Citrus Bowl

Orlando Sentinel - The City of Orlando filed plans Tuesday to buy hundreds of apartment units from îFannie Maeî near the newly renovated Citrus Bowl. The city proposes to pay $6.85 million for seven apartment...

March 4, 2015 Hundreds killed as Chad forces seize Nigerian town

San Francisco Gate - International concern has risen along with fatalities in the uprising: Some 10,000 people were killed last year compared with 2,000 in the four previous years, according to the U.S. îCouncil on Foreign...

March 4, 2015 Relationship gets worse for Obama, Netanyahu

WCYB-TV - "This is big," said Robert Danin, senior fellow of the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî. "There is something qualitatively different taking place." Israel's suspicion has been simmering for years, following...

March 4, 2015 Former CIA chief to plead guilty to mishandling classified information

Big News Network - Petraeus is still married to Holly Petraeus, the assistant director for the Office of Servicemember Affairs at the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî. Prosecutors said that after resigning from...

March 4, 2015 MOVES- Veris Wealth, Target Advisers, BlackRock

Reuters - îCREDIT SUISSE Groupî AG Credit Suisse retail analyst Gary Balter has joined the bank's îinvestmentî banking division as a senior adviser, according to an internal memo. James Charrington stepped...

March 4, 2015 Ton of fish in Manila Bay dead due to ammonia

Rappler - MANILA, Philippines â The deaths of a ton of fish in Manila Bay were due to high levels of ammonia, a chemical compound usually produced by dead animals and plants, said the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic...

March 4, 2015 The greatest imbalance of all

Forbes India - hen the îWorld Economic Forumî recently asked 500 of its clan to identify âthe worldâs greatest threatâ, the overwhelming response was not global warming. Nor was it geopolitical...

March 4, 2015 Stop limiting bank overdraft fees, Republican lawmakers tell consumer watchdog

The Business Insider - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî has sounded the alarm on overdraft fees, saying they take advantage of often low-income people and could lead to account closures. Republicans on the...

March 4, 2015 Fitch affirms long-term ratings of Kazakh banks

Azer News - îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed the Long-term Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) of Kazakhstan-based Bank Centercredit (BCC) at 'B' and ATF Bank JSC at 'B-', the agency reported. The Outlooks are Stable....

March 4, 2015 Year End Accountant

gaapweb.com - Profile Ideally a qualified accountant, however a îQBEî who has worked in the central finance function and completed year end accounts will be considered. It is essential that you have worked in a Local...

March 4, 2015 Education is taking the joy out of school

Herald & Review - My 13-year-old comes home despondent about what he's up against. Venting about his English class' line-by-painful-line dissection of îMichael Pollanî's "The Omnivore's Dilemma for Kids: The...

March 4, 2015 Ron Mock

swfinstitute.org - As a successor to Jim Leech, Ron Mock has markedly boosted the performance of the Ontario Teachersâ Pension Plan (OTPP), engaging in high profile deals such as the Flynn Restaurant Group (Taco Bell...

March 4, 2015 Climate change study suggests link between drought, Syria's violent uprising -- science

OregonLive - Entities such as the National Academies' Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate and a working group from the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî have raised concerns about climate change's...

March 4, 2015 Fuel scarcity: FG pays marketers N100bn

Punch - adding that the government paid the marketers a total of N320.8bn from the îExcess Crude Accountî in two instalments last December. Meanwhile, officials of the îNigeriaî National Petroleum...

March 4, 2015 Ocwen Provides Updates on MSRs Sale & Upcoming Results - Analyst Blog

Yahoo Finance - Sale of Servicing Rights Ocwen projects to complete the sale of mortgage servicing rights (MSRs) of nearly 277,000 loans owned by Federal National Mortgage Association FNMA, also known as îFannie Maeî...

March 4, 2015 Azerbaijan enters another round on WTO accession

Azer News - Azerbaijan enters another round of bilateral negotiations on accession to the îWorld Trade Organizationî. The round will be held in Geneva on March 3-7, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry reported. A...

March 4, 2015 MG Properties Grabs Multifamily for $36M

ALM Globe St - The acquisition was financed with a 10-year fixed-rate mortgage from îFannie Maeî, arranged by CBRE. According to Mark Gleiberman, MG Properties Group CEO, âThis acquisition reflects our continued...

March 4, 2015 Patience Pays Off For Private Equity In NXP Semiconductors $11.8B Takeover Of Freescale

Forbes - But hanging on is paying off for Freescaleâs four private equity owners: Blackstone, îThe Carlyle Groupî, Permira Funds and TPG Capital. On Sunday evening, NXP Semiconductors NXP Semiconductors said it...

March 4, 2015 Further investment in UK student accommodation by wealthy Russians

Invezz - Following the recent acquisition of a major student accommodation complex in central London as part of a deal with îthe Carlyle Groupî worth £535 million, billionaires German Khan, Alexi...

March 4, 2015 Education Technology funding jumped 55% in 2014

Inquirer - TOPICA has received many awards and recognitions from various globally respected organizations including Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), APIN, CASA, Development Gateway, Red Herring, SEAMOLEC, Stockholm...

March 4, 2015 We are already seeing the first examples of how climate change will leave us all thirsty

businessinsider.in - This is a not-so-distant concern, either - the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî predicts that sea level could rise by a meter or more by the end of the century. Bangladesh is a prime...

March 4, 2015 Nasdaq breaks 5,000 barrier for first time since 2000

Los Angeles Times - Consumer discretionary stocks rose 1.2 percent on the news, the most of the 10 industry sectors of the îStandard and Poor'sî 500 index. âToday, it's about the consumer,â said David Joy,...

March 4, 2015 European stock markets open higher with ECB in focus; DAX up 0.2%

NASDAQ - During European morning trade, the Euro îStoxxî 50 edged up 0.5%, France's CAC 40 rose 0.55%, while Germany's DAX 30 added 0.25%. Investors turned their attention to the upcoming ECB meeting on Thursday, when...

March 4, 2015 Holding to processes key for the Blues

All Blacks - Concentrating on putting a winning performance together would be the key for the Blues getting their first win of the season when meeting the Lions at îQBEî Stadium in Albany on Saturday. Having put the...

March 4, 2015 Russia may allow some EU food imports, says Kremlin spokesperson

Fresh Fruit Portal - âThere are quite straightforward rules of the îWorld Trade Organizationî, and Russia, as a WTO member, cannot choose. We cannot impose sanctions against EU member states and selectively lift...

March 4, 2015 Definitive Healthcare Receives Significant Investment From Spectrum Equity

HealthITOUTCOMES - Spectrum has invested in over 120 companies in the last 20 years - representative investments include Ancestry.com, BATS, GrubHub, Lynda.com, Passport Health, îRiskMetrics Groupî, SurveyMonkey and...

March 4, 2015 Markets Live: Shares to drift lower

Sydney Morning Herald - Shares are poised to follow Wall St lower at the open as investors look to this morning's GDP data, while Rio and îQBEî trade ex-dividend. Live article connection interrupted. Please refresh...

March 4, 2015 IC students sharing ideas on world problems

My Journal Courier - The students will be attending the îClinton Global Initiativeî University conference over the weekend to connect with college students from across the world, networking and sharing ideas as well...

March 4, 2015 Australian stocks close 0.58% lower; S&P 200 tumbles 32pts

customstoday.com.pk - PERTH: The Australian share market closed 0.58 per cent lower today as market movers like Rio Tinto and îQBEî went ex-dividend. Subdued GDP figures also took some wind out of investor sails. The...

March 4, 2015 Collection Systems 2015 registration now available

Water Technology Online - ALEXANDRIA, Va. â Registration for the îWater Environment Federationîâs (WEF) Collection Systems 2015: Collection Systems Taking Center Stage â Seize the Opportunity is now...

March 4, 2015 Vancouver tech scene among the rockets propelling the B.C. economy

The Vancouver Sun - îThe Conference Boardî of Canada, an independent research body ... CEO of Vancouver-based HootSuite Media Inc., which helps clients manage their îsocialî media accounts and marketing...

March 4, 2015 Not as healthy as we think we are'

Lethbridge Herald - The author of a recent report for îthe Conference Boardî of Canada isnât so sure ... âHealth is a state of complete physical, mental and îsocialî well-being, and not merely...

March 4, 2015 Day 7: A Single Right Answer

Patheos - In an article several years ago in the New York Times, author îMichael Pollanî wrote about the dificulty in navigating âan increasingly complex, politicized and ethically challenging food...

March 4, 2015 Responsible development of new technologies critical in complex, connected world

THE CONVERSATION - The îWorld Economic Forumî's new list of the Top Ten emerging technologies reminds us that the promise of innovation comes with responsibilities. Andrew Maynard receives funding from the National...

March 4, 2015 Kansas lawmakers mulling $1.5B in bonds for pension system UPDATE

salinapost.com - A meeting scheduled for Monday was postponed so members could attend a funeral. The îKansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî has a projected long-term funding gap of $9.8 billion, and the state has...

March 4, 2015 Blackstone uses realization rates to propel growth

Yahoo Finance - îThe Blackstone Groupî: Investing with an alternative giant (Part 9 of 15) (Continued from Part 8) Countering challenges One of the major factors to consider when reviewing the performance and expected...

March 4, 2015 Oil Stocks: What Linn Energy's Latest Move Means for Future Dividend Growth

The Motley Fool - Back in January, Linn Energy announced a deal with GSO Capital Partners, an affiliate of îThe Blackstone Groupî (NYSE: BXP ) , in which the two would form a joint venture called DrillCo. GSO will...

March 4, 2015 Crude reality: Oil poses biggest political risk

MSN - It follows similar rankings, including Verisk îMaplecroftî's Political Risk Dynamics Index, which categorized the country as "high risk" for investors. "Russia is clearly suffering," Hennessy said. "[And] that...

March 4, 2015 Aust market is lower after GDP stats

Nine MSN Finance - Options XPress market analyst Ben LeBrun said the gross domestic product figures and three big companies, Rio Tinto, îQBEî and ASX, trading ex-dividend had pushed the local bourse lower. "That's...

March 4, 2015 Singapore PM Lee discharged after prostate cancer surgery

Rappler - SINGAPORE â Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was discharged from hospital Wednesday, February 18, after undergoing surgery for prostate cancer and his doctor said he should make a full recovery. Lee, 63,...

March 4, 2015 ALTA Says New CFPB Forms Mislead Consumers--Requests Restrained Enforcement

StreetInsider - The American Land Title Association (ALTA), the national trade association of the land title insurance industry, released the following statement in response to îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî...

March 4, 2015 Prall: The trouble with for-profit colleges

Daily Iowan - One of the largest for-profit schools, Corinthian College, was dissolved and sold off after coming under scrutiny from the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî. It is not unique in its garnering...

March 4, 2015 Wizards Hold on to Beat Pistons 99-95

XIN MSN - Businessman Jho Low orchestrated the 2009 joint venture between î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB) and PetroSaudi International to allegedly siphon off US$700 million from the strategic development fund,...

March 4, 2015 Base wary of Clinton Foundation's ties to troubled banks

CNN - A CNN review of public event listings for the îClinton Global Initiativeî's Annual Meeting found partnerships with at least six banks that were under investigation, involved in litigation or had been fined by...

March 4, 2015 Silly, Saucy, Scary: Photos Show The Many Faces Of Ugly Fruit

North Country Public Radio - He's amassed more than 5,000 Twitter followers since launching his account in mid-December, and some big names in the world of food have retweeted his message, including celebrity chef Jamie Oliver...

March 4, 2015 Carlyle Group sells Pure Student Living for £532m

Education Investor - US asset manager îthe Carlyle Groupî has sold Pure Student Living, a London based student accommodation business, to LetterOne Treasury Services for a consideration of £532 million....

March 4, 2015 Road projects progressing despite weather woes

This Week Community News - Work will have other lanes closed on and off before the real work begins in the area as îAEPî, Columbia Gas and communications companies relocate their infrastructure. "There will be a...

March 4, 2015 Borrower Accuses Mortgage Lenders of Racketeering in Forcing Insurance on Homeowners

StreetInsider - On February 24, 2015, a Toledo, Ohio homeowner filed an amended complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio against mortgage lender OneWest and Financial Freedom, as well as...

March 4, 2015 India appeals WTO ruling on ban of US poultry

World Poultry - India appealed against a îWorld Trade Organizationî ruling that held as "inconsistent" India's ban on the import of poultry products from the US citing an outbreak of avian influenza. India West...

March 4, 2015 Nortech Systems to Report Fourth Quarter Results March 11

Yahoo Finance - Nortech Systems, Inc. is traded on the îNASDAQ Stock Marketî under the symbol NSYS. Company Earnings Finance Brookside Communications Group Warren Djerf, 952-920-3908 warren@brookcomm.net > 1862

March 4, 2015 5 Reasons You Can't Get a Mortgage

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - If your credit score is in the 620 range, and youâre looking for a conventional loan, be prepared to make at least a 20% down payment, as îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî...

March 4, 2015 Hunger Project commends Ghana

Ghana News Agency - Accra, March 3, GNA - Ms Asa Skogstrom Feldt, President of îthe Hunger Projectî has commended Ghana for achieving half of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGâs) of reducing hunger and...

March 4, 2015 Seed Treatment: Technologies and Global Markets

Yahoo Finance - Additional information was obtained through the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), îCropLife Internationalî, Agrow Australia...

March 4, 2015 City residents named Outstanding Trail Group

KPC News - Team member Kim Sabrosky, an employee at îAmerican Electric Powerî, accepted the award on Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Indianapolis on behalf of the leadership team. Other team members included Kim Fuhrmann of Fort...

March 4, 2015 Will eliminating Fannie, Freddie drop U.S. home values'

FOX Business Video - Mar. 03, 2015 - 5:43 - FBNâs Charlie Gasparino and Rafferty Capital Bank Analyst Dick Bove discuss the impact of the government getting rid of îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî. Fox...

March 4, 2015 Rugby: 'Do it for Kevvy' call for Blues

Otago Daily Times - The Blues team to play the Lions at îQBEî Stadium is: Lolagi Visinia, Frank Halai, Charles Piutau, Francis Saili, Melani Nanai, Ihaia West, Jimmy Cowan, Jerome Kaino (c), Luke Braid, Steven Luatua,...

March 4, 2015 Farmers Capital Bank Corporation Announces Termination of Regulatory Agreement at Bank Subsidiary

GlobeNewswire - a data processing company, and an insurance company. Its stock is publicly traded on the îNASDAQ Stock Marketî LLC exchange in the Global Select Market tier under the symbol: FFKT. > 1862

March 4, 2015 Bui to Lead Black & Veatch Water Industry Consulting Unit

Reuters - She is chair of the group's Finance, Accounting and Management Controls Committee. She is a member of the îWater Environment Federationî and the National Association of Clean Water Agencies. Black &...

March 4, 2015 Innovative Anti-poaching in Africa

Council on Foreign Relations - This is a guest post by Allen Grane, research associate for the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî Africa Studies program. Lately, conservationists and lovers of Africaâs diverse...

March 4, 2015 Obama: The Provincial President

pjmedia.com - âWhy Obama hates Netanyahu, and vice versaâ is explored in a remarkable essay by Haviv Rettig Gur of the Times of Israel: At a recent gathering of the Israel îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî,...

March 4, 2015 CFPB Wins Injunction On Law Firm In Mortgage Scheme Suit

Law 360 - Law360, New York (March 03, 2015, 3:54 PM ET) -- A Florida federal judge on Monday granted a preliminary injunction against a law firm and four affiliated companies in the îConsumer Financial Protection...

March 4, 2015 Higher taxes on Junk food'

thetimesweekly.com - Authored by food writers Mark Bittman and îMichael Pollanî, along with Union of Concerned Scientistsâ Ricardo Salvador and United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier De...

March 4, 2015 Corporate wellness programs offer financial help

Yahoo Finance - "Financial Wellness at Work," a îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî report published in August 2014, looked at the programs of five companies: Nebraska Furniture Mart, health care provider QLI,...

March 4, 2015 Should I carry a balance on a 0 percent interest card'

Yahoo Finance - Per a recent warning from the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî, some deferred-interest or balance-transfer credit card offers contain caveats that will register an offer null and void. For...

March 4, 2015 Was climate change partially responsible for the Syrian civil war'

National Monitor - The îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî has also predicted an increase in conflict in the coming decades as agricultural lands dry out. The reports authors do not believe that the drought,...

March 4, 2015 Alabama Senator Richard Shelby blast President's budget

ABC 13 - President Obama's new budget is drawing fire from Alabama Senator Richard Shelby. The $4 trillion budget plan was released today. The President says he does not want to boost national security by cutting programs to help...

March 4, 2015 Letters: Disposing pet waste, going backwards in Kansas, wastewater bills

The Kansas City Star - In addition, the Legislature will be forced to rob the Kansas Department of Transportation and KPERS (îKansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî) banks in order to keep the Kansas treasury...

March 4, 2015 The Fragility of the Global Financial Order

Wall Street Journal - As former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson describes in his book, âOn the Brink,â the Kremlin amid the Great Recession tried to persuade China to dump their massive holdings in îFannie...

March 4, 2015 Climate-change defectors having to weather Democrat-led storm

One News Now - "He has defended the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî report and supports a carbon tax, [b]ut Pielke doesn't buy all the hype â hence his testimony that challenged the...

March 4, 2015 Ohio Attorney General warns of phone scams

Times Reporter - High Avenue in New Philadelphia reported earlier this year that the church received a telephone call from a man claiming to represent îAmerican Electric Powerî. The caller stated that a payment was...

March 4, 2015 French Market Lower, But Lenders Gain

Realtime Business News - The Markit/Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Purchasing Managers' Index decreased to 56.7 in February from 57.2 in January, when it was forecast to rise to 57.5. The Euro îStoxxî 50...

March 4, 2015 Agriculture Workforce Coalition Opposes Legal Workforce Act Under Consideration In House Judiciary Committee

The Business Journal - National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, National Farmers Union, National Milk Producers Federation, USA Farmers, U.S. Apple Association, United Fresh Produce Association, îWestern Growersî...

March 4, 2015 Richard Buxton talks Tesco, trackers and trouble

City Wire - Buxton began managing Old Mutual UK Alpha in December 2009, initially on a mandate while he was still employed at îSchrodersî. Buxton said that recent market volatility was giving fundamentals-based...

March 4, 2015 World tensions reintroduce risk into markets

FT Adviser - Peter Harrison, head of investment at îSchrodersî, says: âThere has been a bull market in complacency and volatility has been very low as the world became very comfortable. Yet, in the past few...

March 4, 2015 Rugby: Mealamu named to start in milestone match

New Zealand Herald - Saturday afternoon will feature the Blues Secondary Schools Invitational 10s Tournament at îQBEî Stadium, where 16 high schools compete in the 10-a-side competition. The competing teams are high...

March 4, 2015 Oil glut: US running out of room to store crude; prices for oil and gasoline could plunge

The Province - "The fact of the matter is we are running out of storage capacity in the U.S.," Ed Morse, head of commodities research at Citibank, said at a recent symposium at the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî in...

March 4, 2015 Brazil has the best nutritional guidelines in the world

Vox - Here are some highlights from an English translation: All this amounts to the Brazilian food guide's "golden rule," which you'll note reads like something in a îMichael Pollanî book: "Always prefer natural or...

March 4, 2015 The Surprising Reasons Humans Need Bats

onegreenplanet.org - Perhaps the simplest would be to consider donating to organizations such as Bat îConservation Internationalî. Programs such as these use funds to promote scientific research on bats and bat...

March 4, 2015 Climate change sparked Syrian conflict: report

India TV - A working group of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî wrote in 2014 that there was "justifiable common concern" that climate change increased the risk of armed conflict in certain...

March 4, 2015 Government Contract Update Focuses on Human Rights: FAQ

CSR Wire - Examples include the annual list of goods produced by forced labor published by the îBureau of International Labor Affairsî at the U.S. Department of Labor. The îBureau of International Labor...

March 4, 2015 Najib instructs A-G to vet 1MDB accounts

The Star Online - PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (pic) has instructed the Auditor-General to verify î1Malaysia Development Berhadî's (1MDB) accounts and forward the findings to the Public...

March 4, 2015 MOVES- Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Mediobanca, Capital Group

Reuters - ... îinvestmentî manager hired Henning Busch from îCredit Suisse Groupî AG to help build the firm's institutional clients business in Germany as part of its expansion plans for Europe. ABERDEEN...

March 4, 2015 Veep suggests the need to wean MMDA's off District Assemblies Common Fund

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation - The Vice President said this when the Global Chief Executive and President of îthe Hunger Projectî conferred with him at the Flagstaff House in Accra. He said the government has...

March 4, 2015 Peace and Planet: The Wind and Rain of Nuclear Weapons Abolition

Truth Out - As îEric Schlosserî reports, there have been so many nuclear weapons accidents that our survival is more a result of luck than of considered policy decisions. All of these realities point to the seminal...

March 4, 2015 Forget U.S. stocks--this index could be your best bet now

Yahoo Finance - U.S. markets arenât the only place where shares are rallying. The îStoxxî Europe 600 index, which contains stocks in 18 European Union countries, is up 13 percent since the start of the year....

March 4, 2015 Rate cut an applause to credible pro-growth budget: Sanjay Shah

India Infoline Ltd - Concerns on weak economic growth domestically along with the global trend towards easing of interest rates have been driving factors for the repo cut." The author is Head, Fixed Income îHSBC Global...

March 4, 2015 Buoyant StanChart helps Europe stocks bounce back

Reuters - At 0839 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was up 0.4 percent at 1,551.26 points, while the broader îSTOXXî 600 was up 0.3 percent. Both indexes lost 1 percent on Tuesday. "Investors are...

March 4, 2015 City of London Investment Management Announces an ESG Initiative Aimed at Closed-End Funds

Market Watch - CLIM firmly believes that businesses which adopt best practice in their ESG policies will ultimately earn better returns and will use îSustainalyticsî ESG research as the basis for its work with...

March 4, 2015 European stocks waver after mixed eurozone data

Inside Fidelity - Markets: The îStoxxî Europe 600 was up less than 1 point at 387.90, and has been darting between small gains and losses. The pan-European index on Tuesday fell 0.9%...

March 4, 2015 Obama Cut Would Slash Deferred Tax Liabilities, Study Finds

CFO - Other companies in the top 10 in terms of decreases in their deferred liabilities would be Sprint Corp. ($2.8 billion), Exelon ($2.4 billion), Time Warner Cable ($2.4 billion), Southern Company ($2.1 billion),...

March 4, 2015 Uniting to Conserve the Waldron Ranch

Conservationists, ranchers and pipelines unite to protect Canada's largest conservation easement DESCRIPTION:There are places where you?re there and time seems to stand still. You could imagine yourself in 1830 watching a...

March 4, 2015 President doesn't understand economic realities

Athens Banner-Herald - Thatâs when the North America Free Trade Agreement and the îWorld Trade Organizationî ushered in the globalized economy favored by Wall Street, multinational corporations, and...

March 4, 2015 High Bridge approves funds for road repair, police upgrades

New Jersey Hills - $42,739.75 to the Statewide Insurance Fund for workersâ compensation and liability insurance and $25,769.09 to the State of NJ Division of îPensions and Benefitsî for employee health...

March 4, 2015 Switzerland Becomes First Country To Post Climate-Action Plan.

Ecosystem Marketplace - In this analysis, the îWorld Resources Instituteî (WRI) says the Swiss proposal is clear and comprehensive, but they also said the country may be relying too heavily on international offsets...

March 4, 2015 City-run Internet services still in limbo after FCC vote

The Center for Public Integrity - The îNational Association of Attorneys Generalî said in an email it had no plans to sue, but Tennesseeâs attorney general left the possibility open. Itâs unclear how the...

March 4, 2015 AMMB Berhad : AmBank Group Media Statement

4 Traders - The Board of Directors of AMMB Holdings Berhad (AmBank Group) wish to clarify that online media reports on 3 March 2015 linking the planned departure of Mr Ashok Ramamurthy, Group Managing Director, AmBank Group with...

March 4, 2015 MyCC fines 14 bakeries and confectioneries over anti-competition conduct

MSN - Pressure is mounting on Putrajaya as anti-graft organisation Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) has joined in the calls for an investigation into î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB), the...

March 4, 2015 Asian imports of Iranian crude fall nearly 22 pct

Reuters - In that respect the prospects for a deal have improved," Torbjorn Soldvedt, principle Middle East and North Africa analyst at risk consultancy Verisk îMaplecroftî, told Reuters Global Oil Forum. "A sudden...

March 4, 2015 EU Nations Get Power To Ban Genetically Modified Crops

Manufacturing - Mute Schimpf of îFriends of the Earth Europeî says the new law "is a massive opportunity for national governments to shut the door on biotech crops in Europe." Only one GM crop â corn â is...

March 4, 2015 Broward County Wants You to Name This Toilet

Broward Palm Beach New Times - To generate extra buzz about the idea of saving water, Broward environmental officials are trotting out flashy, pun-worthy promotional tools. Number one -- a plush toilet that prances and poses for...

March 4, 2015 Biomin Receives GMP Certification for Premix Facility in Viet Nam

The Pig Site - This encompasses all the recommendations of the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO) in relation to GMP. The GMP+ B1 Feed Certification scheme requires that the company is...

March 4, 2015 BlackRock Greater Europe IT strengthens board

FE Trustnet - He previously worked for îSchrodersî and Hill Samuel in various equity analysis, fund management and investment strategy roles. Baxter is a member of the board of Trust for London, where he chairs the...

March 4, 2015 USDA won't commit to COOL revisions

Agri Pulse - The fiscal 2015 omnibus spending bill directed USDA to provide the recommendations by May 1, anticipating that the administration will lose an appeal at the îWorld Trade Organizationî in a case brought by...

March 4, 2015 Coalfield Resources acquires 75.1% of HEPGL

Interactive Investor - Coalfield Resources has agreed terms with the îPension Protection Fundî for the 75.1% of Harworth Estates Property Group Limited that the company does not already own for £150.0m....

March 4, 2015 Pathway to Paris Climate Adaptation Associate, WRI

Ecosystem Marketplace - The îWorld Resources Instituteî (WRI) is seeking an Associate with expertise and experience in climate change adaptation and the United Nations global climate change negotiations. The associate...

March 4, 2015 Winter weather prompts readers to reach for travel magazines

New York Post - This weekâs New Yorker has a Stephen King story in it, but whatâs really scary is the article by îEric Schlosserî (yes, the guy that wrote fast-food exposé âFast Food...

March 4, 2015 The Cult(ure) of Health in New Albany

Columbus Monthly - The magazine, the nonprofit organization, the farmers market, the walking club, the community gardens, the invitation to celebrity food writer îMichael Pollanî to deliver a lectureâthey are...

March 4, 2015 EU gives member states right block GM crops

41 NBC News - Mute Schimpf of îFriends of the Earth Europeî said the new law "is a massive opportunity for national governments to shut the door on biotech crops in Europe." Only one GM crop is planted in the EU so...

March 4, 2015 Member states back national bans for GM crops

Food Navigator - âThis new law is a massive opportunity for national governments to shut the door on biotech crops in Europe,â saidMute Schimpf, food campaigner at îFriends of the Earth Europeî....

March 4, 2015 Kevin Murphy: Active share has merits but it is no short cut to investment success

FE Trustnet - Active share â the hitherto little-known academic measure of the extent to which the weightings of a fundâs holdings differ from those of its benchmark index â has been enjoying a more heightened...

March 4, 2015 Feel good about enjoying a cup of coffee at Conversations Café & Bistro

Niagara This Week - îFair trade, certifiedî coffee comes from all over the world, with the idea that the farmers who grow the beans receive a fair price for what they produce. This ensures that the farmers can...

March 4, 2015 Oil moves higher raising Canadian dollar above 80 cents

investorintel.com - âThe fact of the matter is we are running out of storage capacity in the U.S.,â Ed Morse, head of commodities research at Citibank, said at a recent symposium at the îCouncil on Foreign...

March 4, 2015 A Feminist History of Oregon, from Abigail Scott Duniway to 'Bitch'

Portland Monthly Mag - 1958 Mary Rosenberg rallies friends to pool their funds to start the Womenâs îConvalescentî Home Association (later the Womenâs Care Foundation), providing residential nursing and...

March 4, 2015 Key markets 'most exposed' to natural hazards, study finds

Business Green - Eight of the 10 cities most at risk are in the Philippines, including the capital and commercial centre Manila, which is the fourth highest risk city of the 1,300 analysed by analysts Verisk...

March 4, 2015 Time To Buy Gold Miners'

Seeking Alpha - Stablization in gold's price would be a windfall for mining shares. According to Paula Bujia, Gold and Precious Metals Fund Manager for London-based îSchrodersî Plc, investors need to warm to bullion...

March 4, 2015 India to quadruple renewable power capacity by 2022

Power Engineering - Others have simply noted that the target is âquite ambitiousâ, as Ashish Sethia, an analyst with Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî, has said. India currently has around 34 GW of renewable...

March 4, 2015 Thailand must stand firm in trade deal talks

bangkokpost.com - This is the major reason for the developing nations' reluctance to support the establishment of a comprehensive framework for the liberalisation of foreign direct investment (FDI) under the îWorld Trade...

March 4, 2015 Bahamas and ILO Excellent Working Relations, Benefits of Technical Assistance

Thebahamasweekly.com - NASSAU, The Bahamas â Hosting the Ninth îInternational Labour Organizationî Meeting of Caribbean Labour Ministers is testament to the excellent working relationship between The Bahamas and...

March 4, 2015 Okonjo-Iweala Knows When The Fuel Scarcity Will End

naij.com - âAs you know, we paid the marketers a total of N320.8 billion from the îExcess Crude Accountî in two installments in December last year. This underscores the fact that we are taking payment of...

March 4, 2015 European Stocks Now Outperforming U.S. Equities

investing.com - This Great Graphic shows two time series. The white line is the S&P 500 and the yellow line is the Dow Jones îSTOXXî 600 which tracks European stocks. Using Bloomberg analytics, we indexed the two...

March 4, 2015 Govt owing marketers N185bn, says Okonjo-Iweala

The Sun - Against the backdrop of allegations by the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of îNigeriaî (IPMAN ... has paid marketers a total of N320.8 billion from the îExcess Crude Accountî (ECA)...

March 4, 2015 Merrill Lynch tells its advisers to get some water

Investment News - The theme can also be used as a way to bring clients' portfolios in line with values of environmental îsustainabilityî or social equity ... PHO, CGW and PIO all trailed the îMSCIî World...

March 4, 2015 5 Things to Do with... Drop Cloths

MSN - Copyright © 2006-2015 îConsumers Unionî of U.S. Home maintenance is a constant reality for homeowners and renters alike, but it doesnât have to be painful. If you keep the right products on...

March 4, 2015 UW fruit scientist says more research needed on non-browning apples

WKOW - But now watchdog groups like the U.S. Apple Association and the îOrganic Consumers Associationî are calling for further study. A UW crop scientist says it's going to take the FDA's blessing before you bite into...

March 4, 2015 Robeco: Männliches vs. weibliches Aktienportfolio

Finanzen - In seinem aktuellen Blog-Beitrag betrachtet Jeroen Blokland, Portfoliomanager bei Robeco, die Unterschiede in der Aktiienauswahl zwischen Frauen und Männern. This week SigFig, an algorithm-based...

March 4, 2015 Privacy advocates find Obama proposal lacking

PC World - The proposal seems to be designed to give consumers âminimal controlâ based on what data companies think they should hold, said Susan Grant, director of consumer protection for the îConsumer...

March 4, 2015 Where Barbara Roper and Ron Rhoades lose traction in their fiduciary arguments

RIA Biz - First, both Barbara Roper, director of investor protection for the îConsumer Federation of Americaî (in the comments section of my RIABiz op-ed) and fiduciary maven Ron Rhoades (in a column of his own, also...

March 4, 2015 ARC Hospitality Completes Equity Inns Buy

ALM Globe St - The sellersâsubsidiaries of W2007 Grace I LLC and WNT Holdings LLCâwill retain a îpreferred equityî interest of $447.1 million that carries no prepayment restrictions or penalties. ARC...

March 4, 2015 Climate change may have a role to play in Syrian uprising, research says

Techie News - The îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî has predicted that the already violent Mideast will dry more in coming decades as human-induced warming proceeds. The studyâs authors say Syria was...

March 4, 2015 China's Weekend Rate Cuts Worrisome, But Long Term Money Not Giving Up

Forbes - But Saturdayâs decision by the Peopleâs Bank of China (PBoC) to lower interest rates is really a downer, says Craig Botham, an emerging markets economist at îSchrodersî, a London-based investment...

March 4, 2015 Navigating the middle stages of the EDRM: Data processing and searching/culling

Inside Counsel - For example, removing items using the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî (NIST) list will get rid of unwanted files before processing begins. One of the projects supported by this group...

March 4, 2015 Mexico: Fair Trade is the future of organic bananas

FreshPlaza - "We are planning to become îFair Trade-certifiedî, but it is necessary to understand that the situation in Mexico is different than in Peru, which is a pioneer in Fair Trade bananas. Over there the...

March 4, 2015 Corinthian College Student With $30,000 In Loans Refuses To Pay, Takes Part In Debt Strike

Sanfrancisco cbslocal - Suzanne Martindale of îConsumers Unionî said while not paying a federal loan can have serious consequences, âThey donât have many options â so theyâre taking it to the...

March 4, 2015 Compass Point Issues Takeaways on 9 Items from Ocwen Financial's (OCN) Corporate Updates

StreetInsider - We would expect valuations for future deals to decline as OCN works through servicing portfolios with higher levels of îdistressed assetsî. We estimate OCN will see a total gain of $168mm on the MTM of...

March 4, 2015 Private Equity Payouts Leave the Rest of Wall St. in the Dust

New York Times - Mr. Schwarzman and his private equity rivals at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Apollo Global Management and îthe Carlyle Groupî retain large stakes in their firms after founding them. Mr. Blankfein, the...

March 4, 2015 Junk science week 2015: Time for post-Pachauri reform at IPCC

Financial Post - Ms.Curry here comments on the resignation of Rachendra Pachauri as chair of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, (IPCC) and its impact on global climate science and policy. Rachendra...

March 4, 2015 14 Consumer Groups, Including Consumer Watchdog, Outline Shortcomings In White House Privacy Legislation

Film Imaging - îConsumers Unionî, Electronic Frontier Foundation, National Consumers League, New America's Open Technology Institute, Public Knowledge, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse and U.S. PIRG. > 1862

March 4, 2015 Insider Buying: Invesco Mortgage Capital CEO Acquires $68,671.00 in Stock (IVR)

wkrb13.com - The Company is primarily focused on investing in, financing and managing residential and îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî and mortgage loans. The Companyâs target assets consist of...

March 4, 2015 Banro Enters Gold Forward Sale Transactions for Twangiza and Namoya Mines

AzoMining.com - In connection with this planned solicitation, Gramercy and funds under management by îBlackRock Investmentî Management (UK) Limited, which together with Gramercy control 52.4% of the aggregate...

March 4, 2015 NASDAQ OMX : STOCKHOLM WELCOMES SERENDIPITY INNOVATIONS TO FIRST NORTH

4 Traders - Kloet Elected to Nasdaq's Board of Directors 03/03 NASDAQ OMX: Trading statistics february 2015 03/03 BioShares ETFs to Ring The îNasdaq Stock Marketî Opening Bell 03/03 Bravo Mediaâs âShahs of...

March 4, 2015 Ghana praised for achieving half of MDGs

Spy Ghana - Ms Asa Skogstrom Feldt, President of îthe Hunger Projectî has commended Ghana for achieving half of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGâs) of reducing hunger and poverty ahead of the 2015 deadline....

March 4, 2015 Senate Bill Would Require Repair For Recalled Vehicles Prior to Registration

techtimes.com - The bill drew immediate support from road safety groups, including the Center for Auto Safety, the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, and the îConsumer Federation of Americaî. Japanese automaker...

March 4, 2015 Euronext Announces Monthly Trading Volumes for February 2015

Wallstreet online - Euronext is the primary exchange in the Euro zone with over 1 300 issuers worth â¬2.6 trillion in market capitalisation, an unmatched blue-chip franchise consisting of 20+ issuers in the EURO...

March 4, 2015 European Stocks Retrace Early Gains

Wall Street Journal - Having opened around 0.3% higher, the îStoxxî Europe 600 sagged into the red after the eurozoneâs composite Purchasing Managers Index for February was revised lower from a previous reading,...

March 4, 2015 Can a foreigner collect Social Security'

Yahoo Finance - Q: Iâm working in the U.S. on an H-1B visa and pay Social Security taxes. Can I collect Social Security from my home in India one day' âV.S., White Plains, N.Y. A: People with H-1B and other working...

March 4, 2015 Harney: 6% home sales fee isn't sacred

The Columbian - Stephen Brobeck, executive director of the îConsumer Federation of Americaî and a longtime critic of real estate industry practices, says "the lack of disclosure of brokerage fees significantly...

March 4, 2015 WHO intensifies cholera prevention support to Malawi

en.starafrica.com - îWorld Health Organizationî (WHO) Regional Office for Africa has announced ... prepositioned cholera kits in all cholera prone districts. âHealth promotion and îWaterî...

March 4, 2015 CSKT water compact: Resource is worth taking time

Missoulian - Nothing is more important than water. Thatâs why îthe Carlyle Groupî wants to "own" Missoulaâs water. Youâve heard of them: a multi-billion-dollar corporation of hedge funders who bet...

March 4, 2015 Ruth V. Fredrickson

news-shield.com - Ruth V. Fredrickson, 98, Rice Lake, Wis., passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at Rice Lake îConvalescentî Center. Ruth was born Dec. 30, 1916, at Sand Creek to Thora (Haverstad) and Henry...

March 4, 2015 Govt to pay oil marketers N185b to end fuel scarcity

The Nation - âIâve been speaking with Major Oil Marketers Association of îNigeriaî (MOMAN) and theyâve assured me ... âWe paid the marketers a total of N320.8 billion from the îExcess...

March 4, 2015 Blackstone (BX) Leads Among Peers in Executive Salary - Analyst Blog

NASDAQ - Stephen A. Schwarzman, the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of îThe Blackstone Groupî L.P. BX, received $690 million as annual pay for 2014. The payout amount, disclosed by the private equity firm in...

March 4, 2015 Harden suspended a game for kicking James below the belt

MSN - Pressure is mounting on Putrajaya as anti-graft organisation Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) has joined in the calls for an investigation into î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB), the...

March 4, 2015 Beach City Village Council: March 2 meeting

Inde Online - He is a former employee who worked for the village for four years, resigning a year ago to work for îAmerican Electric Powerî. Matson, one of two people considered for the administrator job, will serve a...

March 4, 2015 Insider Selling: Andrew Jay Sossen Sells 2,000 Shares of Starwood Property Trust Stock (STWD)

Intercooler - The Company, through its subsidiaries is focused on originating, acquiring, financing and managing commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate debt investments, îcommercial mortgage-backed...

March 4, 2015 Caisse de depot in consortium acquire 40 per cent of Eurostar in UK

brandonsun.com - The consortium, called Patina Rail LLP, includes the îCaisse de depot et placement du Quebecî and Britain's Hermes Infrastructure, part of Hermes Investment Management. The Quebec fund would spend...

March 4, 2015 British Government to Sell Eurostar Stake for $1.16 Billion

New York Times - A consortium that includes îCaisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québecî, which manages public pension funds in Quebec, and Hermes Infrastructure, a unit of the...

March 4, 2015 Kenya: On International Women's Day, the Cofounder of the Boma Project Is in Northern Kenya "Making It Happen" for Some of the World's Poorest Women

AllAfrica - Marsabit â Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of îThomson Reutersî Foundation ... and remotest parts of Africa by replacing humanitarian aid with...

March 4, 2015 ABQ startup now has $8.5 million in venture capital

ABQJournal - Boston-based Stage I Ventures led the round, joined by Cottonwood Technology Fund and Sun Mountain Capital, which manages îNew Mexico State Investment Councilî Funding for local startups. Cottonwood and...

March 4, 2015 WisdomTree enters Germany with smart beta ETFs

Financial Times - Other ETF providers that have rolled out smart beta products in recent months, or plan to boost their existing ranges of non-market cap-weighted ETFs, include iShares, State Street, îAmundiî, Source,...

March 4, 2015 Lowry: The climate alarmists are at it again

Go Upstate - But the bible of the climate "consensus," the U.N.'s îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, says that "there is not enough evidence at present to suggest more than low confidence in a global-scale...

March 4, 2015 European Stocks Little Changed After 2-Day Drop as Banks Rebound

Bloomberg - (Bloomberg) -- European equities were little changed, with energy producers and lenders rising while miners fell. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index slipped less than 0.1 percent to 387.54 at 9:35 a.m. in...

March 4, 2015 Troubleshooters; Business Pay Dispute

Action 10 News - way up ! They are pointing to something on their bills called the 'îAEPî Texas central delivery charge'. Those residents tell us that charge is adding at least $200.00 to most bills, and they called...

March 4, 2015 IPIC becomes title sponsor of Abu Dhabi triathlon

Gulf News - Abu Dhabi: The îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî (IPIC) has signed an agreement to become title sponsor of the new ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi, which will see close to 2,100 athletes from...

March 4, 2015 Today in Review, March 3

udreview.com - Nasdaq hits 5000 for first time since 2000 The Nasdaq Compositeâwhich tracks the prices of the 2,569 companies on the îNasdaq Stock Marketîârose above the 5000-point level yesterday for the...

March 4, 2015 UK pension funds take key role in Eurostar deal

Financial News - Alongside the Hermes group, the Canadian pension fund giant îCaisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québecî is taking a 30% stake. Eurostar, which runs high-speed...

March 4, 2015 Subaru : Of America Partners with The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program to Aid Advanced Education for Schools in Need

4 Traders - CHERRY HILL, NJ, March 3, 2015 /î3BL Mediaî/ âSubaru of America today announced its continued commitment to the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP), through a two-year national partnership...

March 4, 2015 Is Chinese QE next'

BusinessMirror. - Why not begin pulling large blocks of potentially îdistressed assetsî onto its balance sheet' It could start with the most fragile of local governments and their off-balance-sheet lending facilities....

March 4, 2015 Climate Change: Europe Will Fail To Meet Ambitious 2050 Greenhouse Gas Emission Targets, Experts Say

International Business Times - Those goals were set based on measures that the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî says are necessary to keep the average global temperature from rising by more than 2 degrees...

March 4, 2015 Eyeing Debt Maturity Wave, Onyx Equities Expands

ALM Globe St - GlobeSt.com is expanding. It's latest dedicated page AUSTIN launches March 2. Sign up for the week's hottest features delivered each week in the markets that matter to you across the country. Sign up now. The...

March 4, 2015 EU nations to be able to ban GM crops

Nine MSN Finance - Mute Schimpf of îFriends of the Earth Europeî says the new law "is a massive opportunity for national governments to shut the door on biotech crops in Europe". Only one GM crop - corn - is planted...

March 4, 2015 Morning Roundup: Ohio among top states in Site Selection rankings, OPERS misses investment targets, Victoria's Secret losing angels

The Business Journal - The îOhio Public Employees Retirement Systemî has posted its 2015 Investment Plan, showing its total return last year was below 7 percent, compared with 11.4 percent delivered by the S&P 500...

March 4, 2015 In DuPont fight, Nelson Peltz pushes for open proxy

FORTUNE - Such proxies have been a rallying cry for large institutional shareholders, like California pension fund giant îCalpersî, that think companies are not receptive enough to shareholder complaints. Corporate...

March 4, 2015 NARUC meetings: Do we need a carbon price to comply with the EPA's Clean Power Plan'

utilitydive.com - The second option is to identify a carbon price for regional electric markets. This wouldnât be a cap and trade system like the îregional greenhouse gas initiativeî (RGGI), Haque stressed....

March 4, 2015 Long Beach may face $17.6 million deficit over three years

Long Beach Press-Telegram - Previous projections predicted city retirement costs from îCalPERSî would swell by $35.6 million annually by 2021; the figure is now pegged at $25.4 million. Tuesdayâs report marks...

March 4, 2015 Sprouts Farmers Markets to Carry Texas Tea

Bev Net - At Expo West 2015, D.B. Miller, Inc. will be launching TEXAS mADE® (100% natural, no preservatives, Non GMO Project Verified lemonades and limeades), along with Strotherâs Brewed Coldâ¢...

March 4, 2015 Research and Markets: Global TOC Analyzers Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019

Benzinga - Besides Pharmacopeia, US Environment Protection Agency (îEPAî) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have also set guidelines that encourages players to use TOC analyzers for monitoring ultrapure...

March 4, 2015 Ilze Alberts: Tackling inequality from another angle

biznews.com - As I listened to Alec Hoggâs interview with Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka during the 2015 îWorld Economic Forumî in Davos on inequality, my mind naturally started to drift toward soluti ons for the...

March 4, 2015 Fuel Scarcity Will End Very Soon- Okonjo Iweala

Daily Times NG - îNigeriaîâs Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister ... âAs you know, we paid the marketers a total of N320.8 billion from the îExcess Crude Accountî in two installments...

March 4, 2015 Eric Henry CPA

Bloomberg - Mr. Henry serves as an Executive Director at îTexas Municipal Retirement Systemî. Mr. Henry served as an Executive Director at Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System and New Hampshire Retirement...

March 4, 2015 Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort Sold for $134M

Co Star Group - in Clearwater, FL for $134 million, or about $322,000 per key, from îThe Blackstone Groupî LP. The 416-key hotel is situated on 10 acres overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. This nine-story, full-service...

March 4, 2015 Gahanna: 20 people reported involved in bar brawl at Alumni Club

This Week Community News - Police advised the resident not to give out any information over the phone, reports said. * Two men reporting they work for îAEPî asked a Faye Drive resident for a copy of an electric bill,...

March 4, 2015 Schneider Electric appoints President of UK and Ireland

Energy Global - A â¬25 billion company, ranked the 9th most sustainable company on the planet in the World ("Global 100") Index by îCorporate Knightsî. It is operating at the frontier of intelligent energy...

March 4, 2015 Santa Monica Wins Environmental Sustainability Award

Santa Monica Lookout - December 8, 2014 â The City of Santa Monica has received the 2014 Cool Planet Award from a collaborative effort between Southern California Edison and îThe Climate Registryî, acknowledging...

March 4, 2015 TransCanada Sends Letter to U.S. Department of State

istock Analyst - CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Feb. 11, 2015) - TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) has sent a letter to the U.S. Department of State that highlights the company's official response to...

March 4, 2015 Fort Smith Begins Process To Raise Sewer Rates

Southwest Times Record - In 1989, the Environmental Protection Agency placed Fort Smith under an administrative order to comply with the Clean îWaterî Act by eliminating sewer overflows and discharges into the...

March 4, 2015 Saba Capital Poised to End Losing Streak With Early Gain

Bloomberg - (Bloomberg) -- Boaz Weinstein, the hedge fund manager whoâs racked up losses for three consecutive years, is poised for his best month in more than a year. Saba Capital Partners gained 2.5 percent this month...

March 4, 2015 Tale of two droughts: What California, Syria can teach about adaptation gap

The Christian Science Monitor - The last round of reports from the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, released in 2013 and '14, placed a new emphasis on the need to focus on the full range of factors that...

March 4, 2015 Hillary Clinton: Too big to fail

New York Daily News - Will she, as President, feel beholden to Qatar or United Arab Emirates, for example, for their generous gifts to the îClinton Global Initiativeî when she is crafting foreign policy or hammering...

March 4, 2015 Kenneth Donald Kerri

Napa Valley Register - îKen Kerriî was born April 25, 1934 ... receiving many awards including top honors from the îWater Environment Federationî and the American Water Works Association. He enjoyed...

March 4, 2015 Cheaper gas prices give SUV sales a surge

New York Post - A new survey by the îConsumer Federation of Americaî shows that consumers expect the national gasoline price average to jump by almost 50 percent in the next 24 months â from about $2.14 to $3.20...

March 4, 2015 Case study of heterodox model of universities

Assam Tribune - SIVASAGAR, March 3 â As a part of the University Reform Proposal backed by the European Union, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the îWorld Economic Forumî (WEF),...

March 4, 2015 Why I'm not waiting for the oil bottom: Rubenstein

CNBC - îThe Carlyle Groupî has about $9 billion to deploy on energy investments, Rubenstein said, adding that it is a small part of its legacy business and not very much relative to the opportunities. The private...

March 4, 2015 RDG Capital Recommends American Realty Capital Properties Appoint New Independent Directors

Financial Content - Furthermore, we agree with the views expressed by respected Dutch pension fund îPGGMî Investment Management in their recent letter to the Board stating good corporate governance dictates that new...

March 4, 2015 China hands out $1.8 billion in QFII quotas for Feb

asiaasset.com - Chinaâs îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî (SAFE) granted an aggregate of US$1.8 billion in qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII) quotas to eight foreign institutions in...

March 4, 2015 1MDB smells like a massive scam, says Pua

freemalaysiatoday.com - e-mail correspondence between numerous parties involved in a series of events that Pua said âsmelled like a scam,â leading up to the final transaction between î1Malaysia Development...

March 4, 2015 200,000 Consumers Sign Petition Against Robocalls

Destination CRM - Just one week after îConsumers Unionî launched a campaign to help consumers stop unwanted and illegal robocalls, more than 200,000 Americans have already signed a petition calling on the top phone...

March 4, 2015 PM must sack 1MDB bosses, Zeti must quit

freemalaysiatoday.com - ADMIC is a 50:50 joint venture betweeen 1MGIL and îAabar Investmentsî PJS. Khairuddin noted that the Aabar group in 2011 thwarted efforts by Maybank and CIMB to take over RHB Capital Bhd. > 1862

March 4, 2015 Why Annoyed Americans Are Signing This Online Petition

Time - Which is about as surprising as 200,000 people signing a petition against legalized murder. The îConsumers Unionî launched the petition at endrobocalls.com, just a week or so ago. The Federal Trade Commission...

March 4, 2015 Hult Prize pushes business students to ponder pressing issues

USC-News - A partnership of the Hult International Business School and the îClinton Global Initiativeî (CGI), the prize encourages the brightest up-and- coming business minds from universities across the globe to...

March 4, 2015 Syniverse CEO selection indicates strategic shift for Tampa company

The Business Journal - îThe Carlyle Groupî(NASDAQ: CG), the Washington, D.C.-based private equity owner of Syniverse, appears to be positioning the company for a sale or preparing to go public. In either scenario,...

March 4, 2015 FG orders subsidy payment, releases N100bn to marketers

Nigerian Tribune - In order to facilitate the payment, the minister said the Central Bank of îNigeriaî (CBN) had given approvals for ... had paid oil marketers a total of N320.8 billion from the îExcess Crude...

March 4, 2015 UK aims to win over SMEs based in Arabian Gulf

The National - The UK economy slowed to 0.5 per cent in the fourth quarter of last year, compared to 0.7 per cent in the previous quarter, with the services sector pulling most of the weight as the production and construction...

March 4, 2015 Consumers can expect drop in APCo bill

Franklin News Post - Shepelwich said APCo, a subsidiary of îAmerican Electric Power (AEPî), has no control over the RACS, which usually generate no profit for the company and are overseen by the State Corporation...

March 4, 2015 Jukka Welling

Bloomberg - Jukka Welling serves as Contact Director of Partner and Customer Support at îIlmarinenî Pension Insurance Co. Ltd. . To contact îIlmarinenî Mutual Pension Insurance Company, please visit ....

March 4, 2015 Schneiderman's Supplement Scam

Heartlander Magazine - He also put out a press release filled with self-righteous and self-serving statements from his allies including state legislators calling for the passage of their own bills and from the food police group,...

March 4, 2015 Sam Sandberg

Bloomberg - Mr. Sam Sandberg serves as a Director of îFolksamî Mutual Life Insurance. To contact îFolksamî ömsesidig livförsäkring, please visit . Company data is...

March 4, 2015 City's corporate elite warm to populist de Blasio

Crain's New York Business - "On the other side," the group wrote, "we have Gov. Cuomo, who has proposed raiding $36 million from the wildly successful îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî, which has helped fight...

March 4, 2015 Majesco, U&I Reveal New Relationship for Physical Retail Distribution

Financial Content - Majesco is headquartered in Plainfield, NJ and the companyâs shares are traded on the îNasdaq Stock Marketî under the symbol: COOL. More info can be found online at majescoent.com or on...

March 4, 2015 Government sells Eurostar stake for £760m

Buying Business Travel - Hermes Infrastructure, a division of the London-based institution, and Canadian pension fund îCaisse de depot et placement du Quebecî will pay £585.1 million and Eurostar will...

March 4, 2015 The Top Ten eDiscovery Developments of 2014 in the Mountain West and California

jdsupra.com - Over the past year, bar associations and courts throughout the country found themselves addressing more and more issues related to electronic discovery. The states where Lewis Roca Rothgerber has offices were no...

March 4, 2015 GAM to shed Swiss & Global AM name amid multi-asset push

citywireglobal.com - credit and îdistressed assetsî as well as other alternative solutions.â Meanwhile, with regards to funds, the company said it would simplify the names used within its fund range by dropping...

March 4, 2015 Welch leads Clare Oaks

McKnight's - She joined Clare Oaks as executive director in 2013. She was the administrator of DuPage County îConvalescentî Center in Wheaton for more than a decade. She has her Nursing Home Administrator License and...

March 4, 2015 Nielsen Holdings (NLSN) Prices 8 Million Secondary Offering - Analyst Blog

NASDAQ - The shares will be sold by stockholders affiliated to îThe Carlyle Groupî and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Consequently, Nielsen will not obtain any proceeds from the equity offer. Citigroup is acting as...

March 4, 2015 Woman With Bipolar Disorder Wins $32.5K Verdict After Being Fired

Daily Report Online - Two weeks after Massey was fired, the company sold the Renaissance on Peachtree to îthe Carlyle Groupî for $27.5 million. In court papers, Retirement Corp. lawyers challenged Massey's assertion...

March 4, 2015 US$40bn Silk Road Fund starts operation

中æ¶çµå­æ¥ - The company was jointly funded by China's foreign exchange reserves, îChina Investment Corporationî, the Export-Import Bank of China and China...

March 4, 2015 Consumers Sign Petition to Stop Unwanted Robocalls, Have You'

Kansas City infoZine - Just one week after îConsumers Unionî launched its new campaign to help consumers stop unwanted and illegal robocalls, more than 200,000 Americans have already signed a petition calling on the...

March 4, 2015 Gov. Robert Bentley's finance director says Alabama would still rank near bottom in taxes if increases approved

Al.com - $32.5 million in as the first of five installments on repaying $161.6 million withdrawn from the Rainy Day Account in the îAlabama Trust Fundî in 2010. (This is separate from $437 million transferred from the...

March 4, 2015 NASDAQ OMX : TRADING STATISTICS FEBRUARY 2015

4 Traders - 10:10a BioShares ETFs to Ring The îNasdaq Stock Marketî Opening Bell 10:01a Bravo Mediaâs âShahs of Sunsetâ to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Ma.. 03/02 DJ Nasdaq Parties Like It's 2000, but More...

March 4, 2015 Stanley Furniture Announces 2014 Operating Results

Furniture World - The company distributes and markets its Stanley Furniture brand through a network of carefully chosen retailers and interior designers worldwide. The companyâs common stock is traded on the îNASDAQ...

March 4, 2015 Lake County BOS approve social services budget changes

Lake County Record Bee - The money will be used to partially fund one-time stipends, as well a buy-down with the California Public Empoloyeesâ Retirement System (îCalPERSî). The buy-down is a one-time additional...

March 4, 2015 Long Beach Budget Okay In Next Year, Less So After That

Gazette - But, unless tax revenues grow much faster than currently projected, the following two years are going to see deficits, thanks to continued increases in payments to îCalPERSî (California Public Employee...

March 4, 2015 Worried about another Nasdaq crash' 'We've learned' those lessons

Chicago Tribune - Is this a reason to celebrate or to cower' The îNasdaq stock marketî index has just about clawed its way back to 5,132, the high point it reached 15 years ago when people figured they couldn't miss...

March 4, 2015 Benettons expect binding offers for WDF by mid-March - sources

Firstpost - A potential bid from the Qatari sovereign fund could see îQatar Investment Authorityî teaming up with a private equity firm, according to the second source. A third source said that South Korea's Hotel...

March 4, 2015 Houston Astros - TeamReport

Global Post - Keuchel and McHugh enjoyed unexpectedly successful seasons, so îsustainabilityî is a legitimate concern. Feldman was slightly better than league average relative to ERA+ and provided the rotation a...

March 4, 2015 Europe Liquefied Petroleum Gas Market is Expected to Reach $40 Billion by 2019, at a CAGR of 3.2% From 2014 to 2019

SYS-CON Media - Low îcarbonî emission and wide applicability ... its xStream cloud management platform (CMP) îsoftwareî is now certified as Vblock® Ready for VCE® Vblock Systems....

March 4, 2015 Loan Market Shows Revival Signs as Rising Prices Fuel Dividends

Bloomberg - Vogue International, the haircare-product company in which îThe Carlyle Groupî acquired a minority stake last year, sold a $205 million loan in February to pay a dividend, according to data compiled by...

March 4, 2015 Financial sector receives 51.85b yuan in net FDI

China - The figure is higher than the 26.49 billion yuan in net FDI received in 2013, according to the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî (SAFE). Net overseas direct investment from China's financial...

March 4, 2015 Cover story: Chemical reaction

Fundweb - Others use similar techniques and often run similar funds in the institutional market. îSchrodersî, for example, breaks its management of such funds down into three processes: an investment process to...

March 4, 2015 R. Charles Tschampion

Bloomberg - He serves as a Director of DBX Strategic îAdvisorsî LLC (formerly, îXShares Advisorsî LLC). He has been a Director of various TDX Funds in the fund complex since 2007. He has been a Director of...

March 4, 2015 U.K. Government to Sell Eurostar Stake for $1.16 Billion to Consortium

Wall Street Journal - The interest in the high-speed railway service, connecting London with Paris and Brussels, was sold to a consortium comprising îCaisse de dépôt et placement du...

March 4, 2015 Former Hilton chief Sir David Michels launches hotel investment fund

Hotel Management - âI am extremely pleased to have secured the necessary funds for this new venture," David said. "The period of buying îdistressed assetsî in the U.K. hotel sector has gone for the time being...

March 4, 2015 Industry accused of gaming ERF

thefifthestate.com.au - îRepuTexî executive director Hugh Grossman said there would be a large discrepancy between the intended ERF design and its operation in practice. âThe Clean Energy Regulator has advised...

March 4, 2015 McDowell County rockslide blocks road for the day

Bluefield Daily Telegraph - Yeager Fire Department, îAEPî, and Bradshaw Fire Department responded to the incident, according to Walker. âTheyâre down there putting up traffic control,â Tom Camden,...

March 4, 2015 Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta ("LAB") Index Up 2.63% in February

Yahoo Finance - As the industry's premier îassetî-weighted hedge fund indexes ... AG is one of the world's leading financial services providers and is part of the îCredit Suisse groupî of companies...

March 4, 2015 Former chief gets biggest payout among early retirees

San Benito County Today - As part of the so-called "3 percent at 50" formula applied to firefighters such as O'Connor, he will make 75 percent of his highest salary in retirement through a îCalPERSî pension. He was...

March 4, 2015 Abbott faces questions from Richo, Jones

Sky News - Mr Abbott pointed to improved resources provided to îAustraliaî's security agencies ... Mr Abbott did confirm that the medical research îfuture fundî that was to be funded by the now-scrapped...

March 4, 2015 Win a wonder sponge that removes bacteria using just water + a luxurious Coyuchi air-weight bath towel

Inhabitat - Good luck everyone! Coyuchiâs Air-Weight Towel Collection is the first towel line in North America to be îFair Trade-certifiedî by Fair Trade USA. As their name implies, the towels are lightweight,...

March 4, 2015 Investor Advocacy Group Attacks Wagner Bill

Wealth Management - The îConsumer Federation of Americaî is fighting back on a bill aimed at delaying the Department of Laborâs fiduciary rulemaking, calling it âill-conceived and dangerous...

March 4, 2015 Fitch Affirms Gilroy Unified School District's GOs at 'A+'; Outlook Stable

Technology Marketing Corporation - The district participates in two state pension plans, the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) and the California State Teachers' Retirement System (îCalSTRSî)....

March 4, 2015 The Necessity of Abolishing Child Labor

Teen Ink - World Day Against Child Labour 2002: A Future without Child Labour. îInternational Labour Organizationî, 12 June 2012. Web. 25 Feb. 2015. . Maki, Reid. "Timeline of Child Labor Developments in the United...

March 4, 2015 Direct Action fund likely to be rorted by big business, analyst says

Renew Economy - The analysis, from îRepuTexî, says that while the government is promising lowest-cost abatement, industry is set to profit from the scheme, with some companies potentially winning abatement contracts...

March 4, 2015 Buhari Gains From Tough-Guy Image As Boko Haram Wounds Nigeria

AFKinside - The militants now control swathes of the north east and killed 1,600 people in January alone, according to U.K. risk consultancy Verisk îMaplecroftî. âBuhariâs hoping that difficult times lead...

March 4, 2015 The 2015 Natural Hazards Risk Atlas

continuitycentral.com - Verisk îMaplecroftî has published its 2015 Natural Hazards Risk Atlas, which ranks over 1300 cities in 198 countries on their exposure to natural hazards to help organizations identify and...

March 4, 2015 CARE ratings for Indian debt instruments-Mar 4

Reuters - COMPANY INSTRUMENT RATING AMOUNT MOVEMENT (RS.MLN) ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- SHORT TERM RATINGS: ----- îAepî Company ST Bk Fac CARE A4 17.5 Reaffirmed Arunachala Spinning Mills India Pvt ST Bk Fac CARE...

March 4, 2015 Alter Eco launches new organic chocolate bar

Food Business Review - Alter Eco added that its organic food products are USDA Organic, îFair Trade Certifiedî, Carbon Neutral Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Gluten-Free. > 1862

March 4, 2015 Credit Suisse : New Year, New Life

4 Traders - With volatility rising from historic lows on the equity derivatives market, îinvestmentî banks are finding renewed interest ... Jim Osman, CEO of The Edge, a îmanagementî consulting firm in...

March 4, 2015 Best Buy and Orexigen are big market movers

Yahoo News - NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: NYSE Best Buy Co., up 55 cents to $39.18 The electronics retailer...

March 4, 2015 Having Prime Minister leading Almaty 2022 campaign outlines "100 per cent" Governmental support, Kazakh officials claim

inside the games - Overriding Governmental support for Almaty's 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic campaign has been demonstrated by the appointment of Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Massimov as bid leader, officials claimed...

March 4, 2015 Draper Triangle's biggest fund closes on $68M

The Business Journal - The new fund's investors include the îPennsylvania State Employees Retirement Systemî, which committed up to $10 million. During 2014, venture capital firms nationally raised $29.8 billion from...

March 4, 2015 HSBC issues HK$150 commemorative banknotes for anniversary (1/4)

ECNS - (L-R) HSBC Asia Pacific CEO Peter Wong, îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî Chief Executive Norman Chan, Hong Kong Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah and HSBC Group CEO Stuart Gulliver stand in front of the...

March 4, 2015 Sir David Michels launches £200m hotel investment fund

Hotel Owner - The period of buying îdistressed assetsî in the UK hotel sector has gone for the time being and we are now in a period of driving value through better management. > 1862

March 4, 2015 Academy 360, Denver's Health and Wellness Charter School, finds new home in Northstar Commercial Partners Building

Market Watch - For over 15 years, Northstar has had a strong track record of buying vacant and îdistressed assetsî from lenders, corporations, and other owners throughout the United States, improving these assets and...

March 4, 2015 Purim Satire : Obama Ends Threats of Terrorism and War

Jewish Press - He added that Obamaâs secret messages over the years had âmoved him almost to tears.â îUnited Nationsî weapons inspectors were flabbergasted when the Iranians allowed them full...

March 4, 2015 Gas Prices Creep back up: New England Consumers Focused on Improved MPG

The Center for Public Intergrity - BANGOR, Maine - Gas prices will go up again. That's the expectation of consumers, according to a recent survey commissioned by the îConsumer Federation of Americaî. The survey also...

March 4, 2015 Eight Financial Tips Every Consumer Should Understand

TMCnet.com - The coordinated effort, spearheaded by the Better Business Bureau, îConsumer Federation of Americaî and several Federal agencies, encourages consumers to make better-informed decisions. Consumer...

March 4, 2015 Graham Holdings Co (NYSE:GHC) Update: Education Corporation of America purchases Kaplan college campuses

rockhilldaily.com - accredited colleges across the U.S., has reached an agreement with Kaplan Higher Education to acquire its 38 Kaplan College Campuses in an all-stock transaction that will give Kaplan a îpreferred...

March 4, 2015 Can English bridge commercial gaps'

Media Update - îsoftwareî, marketing, tourism, media and publishing industries. Founded in 1994, it was one of the first Language Service Providers to automate language processes for technology companies like Amway,...

March 4, 2015 The (shrinking) butterfly effect

Casa Grande Valley Newspaper - Environmentalists say the butterflyâs decline â the overwinter population in Mexico reached a low in 2013 â has coincided with the rise of St. Louis-based agribusiness giant...

March 4, 2015 Kuwait to partake in Milan Expo 2015 next May

KUNA - Representatives of the îKuwait Investment Authorityî, Ministry of Electricity and Water and Ministry of Public Works, the Kuwait University and the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation are also included in the...

March 4, 2015 Theralase Announces Completion of Public Offering of Units

marketwired.com - the îNASDAQ stock marketî or any other stock exchange outside of Canada and the United States. Additionally, the Corporation is exempt from obtaining minority shareholder approval in connection with...

March 4, 2015 Britain sells interest in Eurostar for $1.1 billion

Economic Times - The Treasury said Wednesday a group of international investors, Canada's îCaisse de depot et placement du Quebecî and U.K.-based Hermes Infrastructure, agreed to buy the government's 40-percent stake...

March 4, 2015 New property market cooling measures in Hong Kong

Global Property Guide - We need to be mindful that the risk is not that far away; the risk is getting closer and larger," Norman Chan, chief executive of the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî, the city's de facto central...

March 4, 2015 Obituary: Rosemary Neagle Parisi, 88, of Shelton

Stratford Star - She was a member of the American Dietetics Association and formerly Director of Dietetics at Norwalk Hospital and held various positions as a dietician throughout Connecticut, including Carlton Chronic...

March 4, 2015 Consumer Reports puts smoke detectors to the test

ABC7 News - Consumer Reports is published by îConsumers Unionî. Both Consumer Reports and îConsumers Unionî are not-for-profit organizations that accept no advertising. Neither has any commercial...

March 4, 2015 Yuan extends decline amid policy hopes

China Daily Europe - China's currency has been "very stable", Yi, who is also head of the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî, said in a short interview. Asked if the yuan would weaken further, Yi said it "will...

March 4, 2015 Devaluation of National Currency Threatens Regime Stability in Azerbaijan

The Jamestown Foundation - As reported by Azerbaijanâs îconsumersâ unionî, by February 23, a number of private banks blocked their clientsâ credit cards and stopped sales on purchases of foreign...

March 4, 2015 UPDATE 4-Colombia detains China Cosco Shipping vessel over illegal arms

Reuters - The United States and the îUnited Nationsî both blacklisted two shipping companies which they said tried to hide the arms shipments destined for North Korea. Panama freed the ship and 32 crew to sail back to...

March 4, 2015 CMBS Liquidations Drop But Late-Pays Improve

ALM Globe St - NEW YORK CITYâDelinquencies on CMBS continue to improve steadily, Trepp LLC said Tuesday, citing Februaryâs decrease in the rate of late-pays. The delinquency rate declined eight basis points...

March 4, 2015 Astronaut to visit TAMIU this week

Laredo Morning Times - îAEPî, Union Pacific Railroad, Frank Architects, Inc., FBI, Randolph Air Force Base, Lewis Energy, NASA, UMBC/NASA GSFC, U.S. Department of Homeland Security/ICE, U.S. Air Force, TAMIU ROTC,...

March 4, 2015 USFR Customer Support

Ag Web - ***Editorâs Note: The following comments were received in response to the February 14-15, 2015 edition of U.S. Farm Report⦠#1: Mr. Phipps needs to work on his numbers. He started his commentary by...

March 4, 2015 Can Somerset learn 349 useful things from North Korea propaganda'

centralsomersetgazette.co.uk - NORTH Korea believes it can inspire food production in its country with these 300+ catchy patriotic slogans. Maybe Somerset could do the same' Instead of "Let the strong wind of fish farming blow...

March 4, 2015 How You Can Tell Your Phone Carrier to Block 'Robocalls'

CIO - Meanwhile, there is something you can do. Advocacy group îConsumers Unionî posted a petition to demand that carriers provide free tools to landline customers that would block robocalls. So far, more than 200,000...

March 4, 2015 Vanguard and BlackRock Plan to Get More Assertive With Their Investments

Wall Street Journal - Ms. Borrus is deputy director at the îCouncil of Institutional Investorsî, a Washington group representing 126 U.S. pension funds. âThey own the market. They canât walk away,â...

March 4, 2015 FRS overhaul emerges again as House priority

Tallahassee Democrat - Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli is calling on lawmakers to overhaul the îFlorida Retirement Systemî this year, something many observers see as an uphill battle because of continuing...

March 4, 2015 Bill would require recall repairs to be fixed

Detroit Free Press - Although the legislation's prospects are uncertain, it received support from several groups, including the Center for Auto Safety, the îConsumer Federation of Americaî, Advocates for Highway and...

March 4, 2015 Gran Bretaña vende su participación en la conexión Eurostar

Yahoo Singapore Entertainment - El Tesoro dijo el miércoles que un grupo de inversores internacionales, la canadiense îCaisse de depot et placement du Quebecî y Hermes Infraestructure, con sede en Gran...

March 4, 2015 Working Group puts tight riders on Future Fund

rthk.hk - The working group said that the fund should be placed with the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî for a 10-year investment period, and should only be used when the government's reserve falls to a point where it...

March 4, 2015 Privacy coalition finds Obama proposal lacking

Computer World - The proposal seems to be designed to give consumers "minimal control" based on what data companies think they should hold, said Susan Grant, director of consumer protection for the îConsumer Federation of...

March 4, 2015 Europen and EMEA Hotel Investment Market is Set for Another Bumper Year

Hotel News Resource - â2015 will mark the redemption of îCommercial Mortgage-Backed Securitiesî (CMBS) market as a debt investment product, in the UK and Continental Europe. With improved underwriting standards...

March 4, 2015 Too many cooks: How Europe undercut its climate goals with a mishmash of green policies

The Week Magazine - If one green energy program is a good idea, youâd think two would be even better. But as the experience of Europe shows, some efforts to get renewable energy up and running can undercut or negate other...

March 4, 2015 Call for mass consumer boycott

Cyprus Mail - The survey carried out by the Cyprus îConsumers Unionî and Quality of Life, also showed that a further 10 per cent of households had seen their income drop 41-50 per cent while 11 per cent had seen their...

March 4, 2015 Indonesian activists promote a bridge between business interests and worker's rights

Asia News - In doing so, they can uphold îUNî standard for business practices ... In this context, the Indonesian îGlobal Compactî Network (IGCN), in collaboration with Oxfam, and corporate groups recently...

March 4, 2015 Coalfield Resources PLC Surges 50%, But Is It Better Than British Land Company PLC, Land Securities Group plc And Capital & Regional plc'

Motley Fool UK - It also means that the seller of the 75.1% stake in Haworth Estates, the îPension Protection Fundî, will become a 25% shareholder in the new entity. And, with Coalfield Resources set to change its...

March 4, 2015 US, Iran resume nuclear talks after Netanyahu speech

San Francisco Gate - US îUnited Nationsî Ambassador Samantha Power speaks at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, Monday, March 2, 2015. U.S. îUnited...

March 4, 2015 Qatar- Mannai working on two foreign acquisitions

MENAFN - Foreign investment from the Gulf state is normally associated with multi-billion-dollar deals by the îQatar Investment Authorityî. However, private-sector funds are also looking to buy overseas, with Mannai...

March 4, 2015 Ambassador to US on tax scandals, terrorism and trade deals

swissinfo - swissinfo.ch: Former îUBSî number three Raoul Weil was acquitted by a Florida ... swissinfo.ch: A priority for the îUS governmentî was to press for more information sharing on terrorism,...

March 4, 2015 Research and Markets: Life Insurance in Finland, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018

Yahoo Finance India - Risk and Compliance 8 Competitive Landscape and Strategic Insights 9 Appendix Companies Mentioned Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company îIlmarinenî Mutual Pension Insurance Company Nordea Life...

March 4, 2015 Javelin Mortgage Investment Corp Given New $9.00 Price Target at Barclays (JMI)

sleekmoney.com - The Company is formed to invest in and manage a leveraged portfolio of residential mortgage backed securities and mortgage loans, and îcommercial mortgage backed securitiesî (CMBS) and other mortgage...

March 4, 2015 Exploring the options

bangkokpost.com - "However, certainly there is a question about transparency and Malaysia is not a member of EITI (îExtractive Industries Transparency Initiativeî) that guarantees transparency of the members in the...

March 4, 2015 Millennials making progress on saving, consumer report shows

Buffalo News - The eighth annual America Saves Week survey, put out by the îConsumer Federation of Americaî, a nonprofit advocacy group, shows that young people are making progress on multiple fronts: The portion of...

March 4, 2015 Jimbo Someck

New Hope 360 - Weâre not going to win this fight by putting up money against Dow and îMonsantoî. The only way to succeed is through a grassroots campaign that allows the consumer voice to be heard. And now there...

March 4, 2015 Renewable energy industry's uncertain future under Coalition government

Australian Financial Review - Associate director of research at carbon consultancy îRepuTexî, Bret Harper, said the situation was still recoverable but a firm and bipartisan direction for the industry would have to be...

March 4, 2015 125 Groups Call on President Obama to Protect Bees, Pollinators From Pesticides

biologicaldiversity.org - PORTLAND, Ore.â More than 125 conservation, beekeeping, food safety, religious, ethnic and farming advocacy groups today urged President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency to take swift...

March 4, 2015 Negotiations to settle city's forfeiture suit fail

Philadelphia Daily News - Critics say those numbers create a îclear profitî motive for city prosecutors to pursue forfeiture actions at all costs. But Williams downplayed those numbers Sunday in his op-ed. He cited...

March 4, 2015 ZTE's 100G OTN Products Ship Over 10,000 Units in 2014

TMCnet.com - ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the îUNî îGlobal Compactî. For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn. > 1862

March 4, 2015 Risks of weaker oil prices may be underestimated in exporting countries: S&P

MENAFN - according to the international credit rating agency îStandard and Poor'sî (S&P). While the direct exposure of the other countries' banking systems to the oil sector appears limited, S&P believes the...

March 4, 2015 Bill on aquifer passes Senate panel, but more work ahead

The News-Gazette - "It's a bill that is broad and takes on a big topic so what we'll do now is go through and make it more specific and address some of the concerns of the îEPAî and the opponents," he said. "I feel...

March 4, 2015 Eurostar sale: Government offload stake to raise £585m for Treasury

The Independent - Three-quarters of the stake will go to La îCaisse de dépot et placement du Québecî (CDPQ), which manages the pension savings of workers in the Canadian province. A quarter...

March 4, 2015 Osborne: Eurostar sale a great deal

Longridge News - The deal will see îCaisse de depot et placement du Quebecî (CDPQ), a Canadian pension and insurance fund institutional investor, and Hermes Infrastructure, a UK-based fund, buy the Government's stake....

March 4, 2015 Biz groups sue to stop Trenton paid sick leave law

North Jersey - The suit, filed in Superior Court in îMercerî County, seeks a restraining order to prevent ... Lampitt, D-Camden, the Assembly sponsor, said another issue is whether freelance workers or...

March 4, 2015 The New York Stock Exchange Announces Garvis Toler III as Global Head of Capital Markets

Market Watch - He is the Global Head of Sales and Equity Capital Markets for the company and has also held senior management positions at MSCI, îRiskMetrics Groupî, and independent research provider, CFRA. Toler will...

March 4, 2015 Kleine und kompakte Autos mit viel PS erleben eine Renaissance.

AD HOC News - NYC funds in proxy access battle. BOSTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp and three other large energy companies failed to block shareholder resolutions on director nomination rules put forth by îNew York...

March 4, 2015 Feds Seek Oversize Guidelines

gobytrucknews.com - The United States Government îAccountabilityî Office wants the federal government to issue guidelines to help states improve their permitting processes for oversize and overweight truck loads. The...

March 4, 2015 Top telcos may spend $3-4bn each at spectrum sale: Analysts

Money Control - âWe believe the top three players ( Airtel, Vodafone, Idea) will be spending about USD 3-4.5 billion each at the auction,â Nitin Soni of îFitch Ratingsî said. âOf the three, Idea is...

March 4, 2015 Fund cuts US investment in Europe push

Opalesque Hedge Fund News - The Kuwait Investment Office (KIO), the London branch office of sovereign wealth fund îKuwait Investment Authorityî, is gradually reducing its overweight stance on US assets after keeping...

March 4, 2015 Government sells off Eurostar stake

The Shields Gazette - The Government has sold its entire stake in Eurostar A consortium of institutional investors - îCaisse de depot et placement du Quebecî (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure - have agreed to acquire...

March 4, 2015 A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Instituto Nacional De Seguros

Market Watch - MEXICO CITY, Mar 03, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating of âa-â of Instituto Nacional de Seguros (INS) (San Jose,...

March 4, 2015 Company Overview of Kamara Poulos Group Pty Ltd., Advisory Arm

Bloomberg - Kamara Poulos Group Pty Ltd., Advisory Arm offers corporate and financial advisory services. It provides mergers, acquisitions, and divestments; operational and management structuring; growth and bridge financing;...

March 4, 2015 AMR Gold Confirms New Management Team

New Jersey Online - the Mining Policy and the terms and conditions of our Exploration Licences. AMR Gold subscribes to the îExtractive Industries Transparency Initiativeî and the Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Act. >...

March 4, 2015 First Lady: Two million in 24 counties affected by jiggers

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation - The jiggers day, to be marked every year on March 3, will be the first health awareness day not initiated by the îWorld Health Organizationî (WHO ... inadequate îwaterî...

March 4, 2015 Goldman inks $300m realty JV with Nitesh

Times of India - It joins a growing list of marquee global investors like Blackstone, Brookfield Asset Management, îQatar Investment Authorityî and GIC of Singapore which have been buying into India's over...

March 4, 2015 Wall Street cheers income report

Casa Grande Valley Newspaper - Consumer discretionary stocks rose 1.2 percent, the most of the 10 industry sectors of the îStandard and Poorâsî 500 index. âToday, itâs about the consumer,â said...

March 4, 2015 American Realty Capital Hospitality Trust acquires 116 Hotels for $1.8B

Hotel Management - In addition to the debt assumption, the purchase price includes receipt of $99.8 million of îpreferred equityî interests in the entity controlled by ARC Hospitality that acquired the 20 hotels from...

March 4, 2015 Getting a Deal to Closing with Transaction Insurance

jdsupra.com - In certain instances, such as purchasing îdistressed assetsî, there may be no possibility for recourse against the vendor so RWI can in such instances intervene to protect against that risk. A similar...

March 4, 2015 Findings details pressure on property that houses Charter

Stamford Advocate - pressure could increase on the owner of another big office building that now houses Charter Communications. îFitch Ratingsî last month downgraded its ratings on debt held by GS Mortgage Securities...

March 4, 2015 Narendra Modi adding less cash to boost bank default risk

Live Mint - The extra capital is less than half the 200 billion rupees îFitch Ratingsî Ltd estimates banks need, after stressed assets climbed to the highest since 2001. âCapital is going to come at a cost for...

March 4, 2015 After Congress speech on Iran, Netanyahu's prospects could hinge on White House response

FOX News - That could undermine everything from weapons sales to critical and nearly automatic U.S. support at the îUnited Nationsî and other international organizations where Israel finds itself increasingly isolated...

March 4, 2015 Government stake in Eurostar sold for £757m

Travel Weekly - îCaisse de Depot et Placement du Quebecî (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure have agreed to acquire the government's 40% holding for £585.1 million. In addition, Eurostar will redeem the...

March 4, 2015 Valmet advances globally with clean technology and solutions

South China Morning Post - As testament to its best-in-class sustainability performance, Valmet landed spots in last year's îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Indices for the world and Europe. To meet the increased demand for...

March 4, 2015 Government sells 40% stake in Eurostar for £757.1m

ttgdigital.com - Itâs all part of our long-term plan to secure Britainâs future.â The consortium comprises two companies: Canadian-based îCaisse de Depot et Placement du Quebecî (CDPQ) and the...

March 4, 2015 How will Netanyahu's speech play in Israel'

CBS News - That could undermine everything from weapons sales to critical and nearly automatic U.S. support at the îUnited Nationsî and other international organizations where Israel finds itself increasingly isolated...

March 4, 2015 SOFAZ and Oil price

Opalesque Hedge Fund News - The revenues of îAzerbaijanîâs îState Oil Fundî (SOFAZ) in 2014 stood at 12,731 million AZN, expenses amounted to 10,117.2 million AZN. SOFAZ said that as of Jan. 1, 2015,...

March 4, 2015 Nutraceutical and Natural Products (NNP) Ag Selected to Present at CleanEquity Monaco 2015

StreetInsider - Other partners and sponsors include Prince Albert II of Monaco's Foundation, Covington & Burling, îThe Climate Groupî, Porter Novelli, Cranfield University, PR Newswire, the Monte-Carlo SBM,...

March 4, 2015 Simon Rowell

Bloomberg - Mr. Simon Rowell served as Managing Director of UK at îASSET4î AG. Mr. Rowell served as Commercial Director of Thomson Financial and was responsible for their capital markets information products in...

March 4, 2015 Fitch affirms British American Tobacco at 'A-'

FE Trustnet - îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed British American Tobacco's long-term issuer default rating at 'A-' with a stable outlook. The short-term IDR has been affirmed at 'F2'. In addition, the senior unsecured...

March 4, 2015 Christopher J. Crouch

Bloomberg - Christopher J. Crouch serves as Senior Managing Director and Head of the Asset Management Group of Centerline Holding Co. Mr. Crouch oversees the Primary Servicing, îSpecial Servicingî, Affordable Asset...

March 4, 2015 Richie Hardwicke

Bloomberg - Mr. Richie Hardwicke serves as a Head of Corporate Business Development - EMEA at îTrucostî Plc and served as its Senior Account Director. Mr. Hardwicke served as an Account Director of...

March 4, 2015 Turning on a dime

Great West Newspapers - During the leadership campaign, then candidate Prentice pledged to get our finances on track, reduce spending and direct more of our non-renewable resource revenue into the îAlberta Heritage Savings...

March 4, 2015 Ex-Iranian hostages agree with Bibi: Tehran can't be trusted

FOX News - Clair Cortland Barnes, former Iranian hostage The U.S., along with the other four permanent members of the îUnited Nationsî Security Council -- Russia, China, United Kingdom and France -- as well as...

March 4, 2015 Breathe easy with Makrolon® polycarbonate from Bayer

8 ABC kait8.com - ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine not being able to climb the stairs without stopping to take a break, or getting winded trying to stand and do the dishes. Unfortunately these are common...

March 4, 2015 New fund targets European hotel investments

Hotel News Now - The period of buying îdistressed assetsî in the UK hotel sector has gone for the time being and we are now in a period of driving value through better management. With Michels & Taylor now...

March 4, 2015 Korea Investment Corp Signs MoU with Dubai SWF and Kingdom Holding

swfinstitute.org - The Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the îKorea Investment Corporationî (KIC). Sovereign wealth funds and Western financial institutions perceive...

March 4, 2015 Commercial Mortgage Delinquencies Continue to Decline in U.S.

worldpropertyjournal.com - During the fourth quarter of 2014, the 30+ day delinquency rate for loans held in îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî (CMBS) decreased 0.50 percentage points to 5.11 percent. The 60+ day...

March 4, 2015 EU mergers and takeovers (March 3)

Reuters - Australian investment bank Macquarie Group and Wren House, which is owned by the îKuwait Investment Authorityî, to jointly acquire E.ON's Iberian business (approved March 3) -- Investment fund Apax Partners...

March 4, 2015 Dell on Mission to Measure Net Positive Impact of IT on Education, Healthcare, Logistics and Beyond

sustainablebrands.com - âWe set out to prove that, so thatâs where ASU comes in.â Dell has funded and participated in research with îBusiness for Social Responsibilityî (BSR) to create a working...

March 4, 2015 Strong Multifamily Markets Expected in 2015

Insurance News Net - Loans for îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî, however, decreased by 3 percent from the prior period. Overall fourth-quarter 2014 commercial real estate loan production also jumped 11 percent...

March 4, 2015 Daikin Applied Streamlines Presence In Washington State; Aligns With Air Reps

The Street - Daikin was named one of the world's most innovative companies by Forbes magazine and one of the 100 most sustainable corporations for three years in a row by îCorporate Knightsî, Inc. For more...

March 4, 2015 Neste Oil Oyj: Neste Oil's Annual Report, Corporate Governance Statement and Remuneration Statement for 2014 published

Finanznachrichten - Neste Oil shares are listed on the NASDAQ Helsinki. Neste Oil has been accepted into the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî World Index. The company has also been on the Global 100 list of sustainable...

March 4, 2015 Webinar: Recruiting, On-Boarding, and Training to Optimize Overall Staff Capabilities

Lab Manager - Scott had research roles in laser science and mass spectrometry, and lab management roles progressing from lab supervisor to section manager. Scott is now the chief scientist and laboratory operations manager for...

March 4, 2015 Taking Trade Ties to the Next Level

businessweekme.com - UAE investment in Australia amounted to A$17 billion in 2014. îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî (ADIA) was part of a consortium that paid A$7.1 billion for Queensland Motorways in April 2014. And...

March 4, 2015 Further Signs of Normalization in House Price Growth

RISMedia - Similarly, the recent release from îStandard and Poorâsî (S&P) and Case-Shiller indicates that their measure of house prices, the House Price Indexâ20 City Composite, rose by 4.5 percent on...

March 4, 2015 International Development in a Changing World

Felix Online - That danger can be limited if the goals form an ongoing îglobal compactî spanning private sector investment in addition to government involvement and the îUNî, whose aim is sustained,...

March 4, 2015 If Dallas was a billionaire, who would it be' Vote in our poll

The Business Journal - Or would it be someone who built their wealth in an entrepreneurial, trailblazing way, such as buying up îdistressed assetsî' The accompanying poll is your chance to tell us who you think best...

March 4, 2015 Visiting the Indigenous Ecuadorian Highlands

Triple Pundit - During our ecotourism adventure in Ecuador, my family found ourselves in the highlands of the Andes, along the slopes of the now dormant Cotacachi Volcano. This area around Otavalo, Ecuador is dotted with adobe...

March 4, 2015 I hope once dust settles, issues become clear: AAP's chief spokesperson Yogendra Yadav

Economic Times - He hopes that once the dust settles down, the real issues of îaccountabilityî, transparency and inner-party democracy will be addressed. You have been accused of coveting the position of national...

March 4, 2015 Low-Budget Motel 6 Gets In on Lodging Growth Boom

Wall Street Journal - The New York investment firm sold $2 billion in a combination of îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî and mezzanine debt last week as part of a refinancing. It values the hotel chain at nearly...

March 4, 2015 Cosmo Aside, Information Is Sexy for Hearst

Wall Street Journal - with a nearly $2 billion deal to boost its stake in îFitch Ratingsî agency to 80% from 30%. He remains on the lookout for acquisitions in this realm. He recently spoke with the Journal about why...

March 4, 2015 Editorial: Secret searches

Gainesville Sun - The bill, which will be considered today by the Senate Governmental Oversight and îAccountabilityî Committee, comes as the Sunshine Law is under increasing attack. Gov. Rick Scott has shown a blatant...

March 4, 2015 Medicare co-payment plan scrapped

SBS - President of the îAustralianî Medical Association ... The federal government says it still committed to a $20-billion medical research "îfuture fundî", which would have been part-funded through...

March 4, 2015 Mercury General Down Post Rating Affirmation by A.M. Best - Analyst Blog

NASDAQ - Mercury General Corporation 's MCY share price declined after A. M. Best affirmed the company's insurance entities with financial strength rating (FSR) of A+ (Superior) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of "aa-"....

March 4, 2015 Do mining companies adequately value corporate social responsibility'

Mining - The merger will appeal to institutional investors such as the îCanadian Pension Plan Investment Boardî, which already holds a $49-million stake in Tahoe. The raw numbers suggest that Rio Alto struck a...

March 4, 2015 God's Garden: Church wants to help feed the community

Valley Morning Star - Vassbergâs plea led îMonsantoî, the St. Louis-based agribusiness giant, to present church leaders Tuesday with a $2,500 check to help build up the garden. âItâs a...

March 4, 2015 Citigroup : Scaling New Heights

4 Traders - The îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî, or SAFE, issued guidelines in September for foreign-currency pooling. Multinational treasurers are still making their way through the new rules, but the move...

March 4, 2015 UPDATE 2-China's forex chief says yuan to stay stable in long term

Reuters - "From a long-term perspective, the yuan will definitely remain stable," said Yi, who heads the PBOC's îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî (SAFE). Yi made the remarks at the opening of the Chinese...

March 4, 2015 US stocks fall a day after Nasdaq passes 5,000 for first time in 15 years; energy stocks rise

Newser - The losses were modest but broad, with eight industry sectors in the îStandard and Poor'sî 500 index falling. Higher oil prices helped oil drillers and other energy companies buck the trend. They eked out a...

March 4, 2015 Mortgage move `to protect system'

The Standard - The îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî's mortgage-tightening move is to protect the financial system and not to make homes more affordable, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Ceajer Chan...

March 4, 2015 Joy City in HK$6.36bn rights issue

Finance Asia - The remaining balance will be used for general working capital purposes. The îGovernment of Singapore Investment Corporationî (GIC), China Life, and Achieve Bloom â a wholly-owned subsidiary of...

March 4, 2015 UK government to sell Eurostar stake

Evening Express - A consortium of institutional investors - îCaisse de depot et placement du Quebecî (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure â have agreed to acquire Governmentâs 40% stake for £585.1...

March 4, 2015 Special report: Emirati man with HIV held for more than a decade at health facility

The National - According to a report by the Population Reference Bureau in coordination with the îUnited Nationsî, Iran is one of the only regional countries to successfully introduce Positive Clubs for people with...

March 4, 2015 Steven M. H. Wallman

Bloomberg - H. Wallman founded FOLIOfn, Inc. in 1998 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Wallman was the Secretary and Member of Policy Council at îPROXY Governanceî, Inc. He serves as a Consultant of...

March 4, 2015 Winnipeg researcher tapping into cattails for energy and helping lake to heal

Winnipeg CTV News - âWhat we're doing is creating a market for that material that otherwise would be mowed or left in the ditches,â said Richard Grosshans, senior researcher with îInternational Institute for...

March 4, 2015 New Drugs Pose Serious Health Risks Says U.N. Body

Naharnet - The proliferation of new narcotics developed to circumvent existing drug laws poses a serious health problem, the îUnited Nationsî drugs control body said on Tuesday. The International Narcotics Control...

March 4, 2015 Models to Create Their Own Hair Style Before Hitting the Runway

The Business Journal - Unilever has been recognised in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indexes for 14 consecutive years. We are included in the îFTSE4Goodî Index Series and attained a top environmental score of 5,...

March 4, 2015 Trian's Proxy War With DuPont Revives Dormant Voting Debate

Forbes - In early 2014, the îCouncil of Institutional Investorsî petitioned for the SEC to push the use of universal proxies to better enfranchise shareholders, however, the Securities and Exchange Commission...

March 4, 2015 Stockland : International street artists bring Stockland Wetherill Park to life in vivid colour

4 Traders - Stockland is rated as one of the most sustainable real estate companies in the world by the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî World Index (DJSI). Stockland is also an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, as...

March 4, 2015 The debate in 2 minutes

AsiaOne - Of particular concern was the move to include îTemasekî îHoldingsî' projected returns in the calculation of the Government's Net Investment Returns, which currently include only those of the GIC...

March 4, 2015 Cemex recognised by CDP among top 10 for climate change transparency

CN Cemnet - CDP, formerly îCarbon Disclosure Projectî, is an international, not-for-profit organisation providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital...

March 4, 2015 ECB Glimpse of Cyprus Debt Mountain Shows Limits of Bank Cleanup

Bloomberg - âBanks end up being part of whatever political strategy there is in the country,â said Bridget Gandy, managing director for financial institutions at îFitch Ratingsî in London. âYou...

March 4, 2015 Govt considering making MPs part of project vigilance panels

Economic Times - NEW DELHI: Government is "positively considering" making MPs co-chairpersons of project vigilance committees in urban areas on the lines of rural areas in order to make these panels more...

March 4, 2015 Qinhuangdao Port Co to price Hong Kong IPO at low end of range- source

VENTURE CAPITAL POST - A person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters that Qinhuangdao Port Co Ltd is going to price its planned initial public offering in Hong Kong at HKD 5.25 per share. At this price, the operator...

March 4, 2015 Nasdaq flirts with 5,000; index has its ups and downs before setting above milestone number;

The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville - Consumer discretionary stocks rose 1.2 percent on the news, the most of the 10 industry sectors of the îStandard and Poor'sî 500 index. "Today, it's about the consumer," said...

March 4, 2015 Qatar delegation in to explore investment opportunities

Ghana Web - A delegation from the îQatar Investment Authorityî (QIA) arrived in Accra yesterday to explore investment opportunities in the energy and agriculture sectors. The two-day visit is a follow-up to...

March 4, 2015 Will the Democratic Nominee for 2016 Take on the Moneyed Interests'

The Huffington Post - It's taken the form of monopoly power, generating outsize profits for certain companies (îMonsantoî, Pfizer, Comcast, for example) along with high prices for consumers. And it's come in the form...

March 4, 2015 Emmanuel Ikazoboh FCCA, MBA

Bloomberg - He has been a Director of îInternational Institute For Sustainable Developmentî since January 2013. He has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Nampak Limited since October 1, 2013. Mr. Ikazoboh...

March 4, 2015 Prospects For A Paris Climate Deal Are Good - But They Could Be Better

Forbes - The countdown has started to the Paris climate conference at the end of the year and this time, there will be a binding deal between the parties to cut emissions, according to Mark Kenber, chief executive at îThe...

March 4, 2015 County retains its bond rating

Reflector - The county retained its Aa2 rating from Moodyâs, its AA rating from îStandard and Poorâsî and its AA+ rating from Fitch, Holder said. All three agencies also gave the county a stable outlook, a...

March 4, 2015 US Stocks Fall Broadly a Day After Nasdaq Passes 5,000 Mark

ABC News - The losses were modest but broad, with eight industry sectors in the îStandard and Poor'sî 500 index falling. Higher oil prices helped oil drillers and other energy companies buck the trend. They eked out a...

March 4, 2015 PRESS DIGEST - Hong Kong - March 4

Daily Mail - (http://bit.ly/1wHoQZm) -- The îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî's mortgage-tightening move is to protect the financial system and not to make homes more affordable, Secretary for Financial Services and the...

March 4, 2015 China launches $40 billion Silk Road infrastructure fund

The Economic Times - The company was jointly funded by China's foreign exchange reserves, îChina Investment Corporationî, the Export-Import Bank of China and China Development Bank. The fund is drawn from China's...

March 4, 2015 Konica Minolta Receives Platinum Level Partner and Diamond Support Partner Honors From Hyland, Creator of OnBase

Wallstreet online - Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for eight consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the îDow...

March 4, 2015 Passive Management Makes Asset Managers Cost Conscious

swfinstitute.org - The growth and adoption of smart beta offerings, exchange-traded funds (ETF) and other passive products are chipping away at the profit margins of asset management firms. In addition, as more large asset owners...

March 4, 2015 Singapore Budget 2015: The debate at a glance

The Straits Times - Of particular concern was the move to include îTemasekî îHoldingsî' projected returns in the calculation of the Government's net investment returns, which currently include only those...

March 4, 2015 The child soldiers of Yemen

Al JAZEERA - Last year, the îUnited Nationsî verified the recruitment of more than 100 children, some as young as six. Almost half of them were inducted during recruitment drives at mosques and markets by Salafists...

March 4, 2015 Expert: Kimberly-Clark Deal Enhances State Guarantee Protections

Insurance News Net - Sean Brennan, lead buyout strategies for the benefits îconsultingî firm îMercerî, said the advantage of splitting Kimberly-Clarkâs pension liabilities among two insurers means...

March 4, 2015 Fast Retailing vows to stop abuses at garment factories

WRAL - TOKYO â Japanese fashion empire Fast Retailing Co. says it will expand monitoring of its suppliers following complaints over labor violations and other problems. Yukihiro Nitta, who is in charge of corporate social...

March 4, 2015 Investment collaboration platform launched between Dubai and South Korea

Gulf News - Dubai: In line with its international expansion plans, Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), the principal investment arm of the Government of Dubai, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with îKorea...

March 4, 2015 China: Domestic Insurers Must Boost Capital to Cover Shadow-Banking Risk

Insurance Journal - âAsset risk cannot be ignored as Chinese insurers are increasingly investing in risky assets,â said Terrence Wong, an insurance analyst at îFitch Ratingsî. âInsurers will need to...

March 4, 2015 Fitch: India's Biggest Telecoms Auction to See Frenzied Bidding

Reuters - Contacts: Nitin Soni Director Corporates +65 6796 7235 îFitch Ratingsî Singapore Pte Ltd. #35-05, Suntec Tower 4 6 Temasek Boulevard Singapore, 038986 Steve Durose Managing Director +61 2 82560307 Simon...

March 4, 2015 Sabougla Fire Department gets $2,500

calhouncountyjournal.com - Sabougla Volunteer Fire Department received a donation of $2,500 Monday from Carl Denton who was recently selected as a winner in Americaâs Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the...

March 4, 2015 Fitch: HK Banks Unlikely to be Affected by New Prudential Rules

Reuters - The original article can be accessed at www.îfitchratingsî.com. All opinions expressed are those of îFitch Ratingsî. ALL FITCH CREDIT RATINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS....

March 4, 2015 Rural water systems need $140 billion for fixes and feds aren't flush

Agri Pulse - Copyright Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc. WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015-- Rural communities will need $140 billion in drinking water and wastewater system upgrades in the coming decades, according to a Government...

March 4, 2015 Over 5 Billion People Worldwide Deprived Of Life-Saving Drugs: UN

International Business Times - Over three-quarters of the worldâs population, or about 5.5 billion people, lack access to proper pain-relief medication and life-saving drugs, the îUnited Nationsîâ...

March 4, 2015 Former US Negotiator Pessimistic on Peace Prospects in Korea

Voice of America - Since then, North Korea has conducted two nuclear tests and multiple rocket launches. The îUnited Nationsî has imposed harsh sanctions on the regime in Pyongyang. Restarting international talks are...

March 4, 2015 SCA to Launch New Tork Premium Skincare Products and Elevation Dispensers in North America

The Business Journal - Recent third party accreditations for the SCA sustainability work include îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Index 2013, the WWF Environmental Paper Company Index 2013, and Ethisphere â World's...

March 4, 2015 Qatar's Hassad "eyeing Brazil sugar, poultry assets"

Just-Food - Hassad Food, the agricultural arm of the îQatar Investment Authorityî, is reportedly looking to acquire sugar and poultry assets in Brazil. just-food gives you the widest food market coverage. Paid...

March 4, 2015 International firm acquires Ridgefield Park broker

North Jersey - The company will operate under the direction of Joel Cavaness, president of Rick Placement Services, a subsidiary of Gallagher, which has also acquired Excel Insurance Services of Hamilton Township in...

March 4, 2015 Greece shaky, new recession seen near

NWA Online - Douglas Renwick, a senior director at îFitch Ratingsî, said the period of uncertainty has damaged investor, consumer, and depositor confidence and increased "the downside risks to growth and Greece's...

March 4, 2015 The Arc of Evansville Receives $2,500 Donation from Farmers

Tristate Homepage - Farmers Dennis and Nancy Herrenbruck received a $2,500 gift from îMonsantoî to donate to a non-profit organization of their choice. They say while it may not be a lot of money, it is for a...

March 4, 2015 NYSE appoints global head of Capital Markets

Automated Trader - He has also held senior management positions at MSCI, îRiskMetrics Groupî, and independent research provider, CFRA. Toler joins the NYSE following Scott Cutler's decision to leave the company....

March 4, 2015 S. Korea to build SR7.5bn nuclear reactors in KSA

Arab News - The two other draft agreements signed at separate venues include one between the Export and Import Bank of Korea and Saudi Electricity Company, for financing a large project, and another between Kingdom Holdings...

March 4, 2015 Fitch Rates Chester County, PA's GO Bonds 'AAA'; Outlook Stable

Insurance News Net - The following is from îFitch Ratingsî on February 27: îFitch Ratingsî assigns the following ratings to the County of Chester, PA's (the county) general obligation (GO) bonds:...

March 4, 2015 Xiaoqiang Zhang

Bloomberg - Mr. Xiaoqiang Zhang is a Non-Executive Director at îChina Investment Corporationî. He is also a Vice Minister and Deputy Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). Prior to that,...

March 4, 2015 Chicago in talks with banks to avert swap payments

Reuters - Last week, Chicago's ratings of A-plus with Standard & Poor's and A-minus with îFitch Ratingsî were affirmed. Negative outlooks on the city's ratings with all three credit rating agencies point to the...

March 4, 2015 Mining The Euro Dividend All-Stars List For Hidden Gems

Seeking Alpha - A consortium made up of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s infrastructure arm, 3i Group Plc and sovereign-wealth funds îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî and Singapore's GIC, as well as a group led by Borealis,...

March 4, 2015 Reserve Bank poised to cut interest rates again

ABC Online - Business editor Peter Ryan says the RBA is expect to act now rather than later to keep the îAustralianî dollar low and to counter ... of a suite of measures to fund a new Medical Research îFuture...

March 4, 2015 Budgetary difficulties in Angola will speed up introduction of reforms

Macauhub - The budgetary difficulties Angola is facing are an opportunity for the government to accelerate the implementation of reforms, said the analyst from îStandard and Poorâsî (S & P) who was the lead...

March 4, 2015 Justice report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

News24 - "This country's long history of racial profiling and other police abuses is only matched by its equally long history of inadequate îaccountabilityî for those responsible." > 1862

March 4, 2015 What Are The Financial Risks Of Climate Change'

International Business Times - âWe know that weâve got more oil and gas supplies underground than we can possibly burn if weâre going to maintain a livable climate,â says Shanna Cleveland, senior manager...

March 4, 2015 Attorney general's wealth jumps in marriage to fellow lawyer

Long Beach Press-Telegram - The stocks include American Express, Caterpillar, Comcast Corp., Walt Disney, FedEx, Nike, Home Depot and îMonsantoî. Harris, a Democrat, is running for the U.S. Senate next year. She...

March 4, 2015 Russian state's rainy day fund drops as finances squeezed - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

59 WVNSTV - That followed a separate withdrawal of 50.48 billion rubles in January. Russia's other main sovereign fund, the îNational Wealth Fundî, rose by $900 million in February to $74.92 billion, the ministry said...

March 4, 2015 South Africa's rand still vulnerable after Fitch warning

Yahoo News - JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's rand recouped some of the previous day's sharp losses on Wednesday, but remained on shaky ground after îFitch ratingsî agency warned of a possible credit downgrade...

March 4, 2015 Business and Carbon Pricing

The Energy Collective - This stems from another part of the World Bank initiative which was initially launched by the îUNî îGlobal Compactî, the Business Leadership Criteria on Carbon Pricing. The criteria...

March 4, 2015 Medicare co-payment: Unpopular budget measure set for chopping block

m.theaustralian.com.au - Todayâs announcement to dump the co-payment, as revealed in The Weekend îAustralianî, was made after Cabinet met ... remained â100 per cent committedâ to the Medical Research...

March 4, 2015 Official says China to boost military budget by 10 percent

Stamford Advocate - Alongside its active participation in îUnited Nationsî peacekeeping missions, China is now poised to pass a new anti-terrorism law that would permit it to send military forces overseas to take part...

March 4, 2015 Asiamoney Australia Awards 2014: the brightest and the best

GlobalCapital - Tawreed Investments Limited, for its part, is a subsidiary of the îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî, and was on the lookout for more Australian infrastructure investments to add to its growing...

March 4, 2015 Telecom Auction Kicks off with Focus on Reliance Jio

International Business Times - According to îFitch Ratingsî, telcos are likely to commit at least $13bn (£8.47bn, â¬11.64bn) in the auctions - over 75% of which is likely to be contributed by...

March 4, 2015 Fragmentation is holding St. Louis back

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - St. Louis, most area residents would agree, has many elements of a great city. We have Forest Park, the Cardinals and world-class companies such as Express Scripts and îMonsantoî. What we...

March 4, 2015 NYSE appoints Garvis Toler III as Global Head of Capital Markets

Leaprate - He is the Global Head of Sales and Equity Capital Markets for the company and has also held senior management positions at MSCI, îRiskMetrics Groupî, and independent research provider, CFRA. Toler will join...

March 4, 2015 BIC : Trading in own shares - February 2015

4 Traders - BIC is also part of the following SRI indexes: îFTSE4Goodî Europe, Euronext Vigeo Europe 120, Ethibel Excellence Investment Register, Gaia Index and Stoxx Global ESG Leaders Index. > 1862

March 4, 2015 Conception to Completion: Entergy's Integrated Report

Forbes - So integrating annual reporting of performance and business strategy in a way that demonstrates this link between doing good and doing well is a natural step in corporate îaccountabilityî. Practically...

March 4, 2015 Wal-Mart wage hike seen pressuring Target, fast-food

Yahoo Finance - David Schilling, senior program director for human rights at the îInterfaith Center on Corporate Responsibilityî, said investors would use the Wal-Mart wage hike as leverage when negotiating changes at...

March 4, 2015 London close: Mixed data, weak earnings pull FTSE below 6,900

London South East - Shares in RSA Insurance were under the weather after Bernstein analysts lowered their rating on the stock from 'outperform' to 'market perform', while îIntertekî was downgraded by HSBC from...

March 4, 2015 ING to sell remaining stake in Voya Financial

The Wall Street Transcript - Sustainability forms an integral part of ING's corporate strategy, which is evidenced by ING Group shares being included in the FTSE4Good index and in the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Index...

March 4, 2015 Vancouver city council approves 2015 operating budget and capital plan

Georgia Straight - Meanwhile in late February, the rating agency îStandard and Poor'sî upgraded the city's credit rating from AA to AA+. That was due, in part, to a fall in the city's Olympic-related debt. Follow...

March 4, 2015 Stay engaged; don't divest

Pensions & Investments - The U.N. Global Compact, the Carbon Disclosure Project, the Global Reporting Initiative, the International Integrated Reporting Council, the Investor Network on Climate Risk and îCERESî,...

March 4, 2015 U.S. wage gains lead stocks' rise

NWA Online - The major indexes rose from the start. The îStandard and Poor'sî 500 index rose 12.89 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,117.39. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 155.93 points, or 0.9 percent, to...

March 4, 2015 BitSight Delivers Enhanced Capabilities for Security Ratings Platform

marketwired.com - "The BitSight Platform provides independent and objective security îrisk metricsî with dashboards that I can share with my executive team as well as detailed forensics for my technical staff," states...

March 4, 2015 Air pollution will kill thousands in Europe, EEA warns

Source: The Guardian

Hundreds of thousands of Europeans will suffer a premature death in the next two decades as the result of governments’ failure to act on air pollution, Europe’s environmental watchdog has warned.

March 4, 2015 FEMA settles first wave of NY, NJ Sandy insurance litigation

Source: Reuters

Federal disaster relief officials have settled with a first swath of Hurricane Sandy victims who were denied insurance claims or underpaid for property damage caused by the historic 2012 storm, attorneys said on Tuesday.

March 4, 2015 The smart way to divest fossil fuels

Source: Reuters

The New York Times Business section article entitled “Study Claims Oil Divestiture May Hurt College Endowments” on February 9 reported on a new paper, financed by the Independent Petroleum Association of America, claiming that...

March 4, 2015 When shareholders want to talk about pay equality, but companies don’t

Source: Washington Post

Across the country, conversations about the gender pay gap are gaining prominence. In Washington, the Paycheck Fairness Act got a big push from Democrats before ultimately stalling in Congress last year. President Obama also...

March 4, 2015 The twelve Federal Reserve banks: Governance and accountability in the 21st century

Source: Brookings

Chronicling the politics that led to the creation of the twelve Reserve Banks and the pursuant legal and political consequences, this paper argues that the Federal Reserve’s quasi-private Reserve Banks are, at best, opaque and...

March 4, 2015 California shuts down oil wells to protect groundwater

Source: Myrtle Beach Online

A dozen wells used to pump oil-and-gas in California's Central Valley have been ordered to stop production to protect underground drinking-water from contamination, officials said Tuesday. The operators of 10 oil wells in Kern...

March 4, 2015 Harsh Winter Weather Bit Into U.S. Auto Sales in February

Source: NY Times

After the frigid winter last year, when many buyers stayed home, analysts expected the auto industry to post robust sales gains in February since higher percentages would be easier to achieve.

March 4, 2015 U.S. stocks retreat from record highs, dollar dips

Source: Reuters

U.S. stocks followed other equities markets lower on Tuesday, with major indexes pulling back from record highs as soft auto sales raised doubts about the U.S. economy, while the dollar fell from an 11-year peak versus a basket...

March 4, 2015 Sustainability in the built environment: Should we invest in renewable energy?

Source: The California Aggie

With the rise of renewable energy sources, the question of whether or not to invest is becoming necessary. The initial idea one must consider when thinking about investment within a renewable energy is the risk versus the return....

March 4, 2015 7 food trends of 2015 that embrace health and sustainability

Source: TreeHugger

There once was a time when food trends centered around the newfangled and convenient; and consequently, the less-wholesome and non-sustainable. But in a beautiful swing of the pendulum, contemporary food faves are returning to...

March 4, 2015 Quote of the Week

?Surely we can agree that corporations don?t need taxpayers to subsidize massive CEO pay???pay that?s grown nearly 1000 percent since 1978.? Rep. Barbara Lee, introducing legislation that denies corporations tax deductions on...

March 4, 2015 Ohio House bill would ease fracking in state parks

Source: Columbus Dispatch

Gov. John Kasich has used the back door to keep fracking out of Ohio state parks and forests. Now, the legislature is trying a side door to fast-track fracking on public lands.

March 4, 2015 Round 2: Health Care Law Faces The Supreme Court Again - text/audio

Source: NPR

Round 2 in the legal battle over Obamacare hits the Supreme Court's intellectual boxing ring Wednesday. In one corner is the Obama administration, backed by the nation's hospitals, insurance companies, physician associations and...

March 4, 2015 Target to shift big chunk of spending to tech from stores

Source: Fortune

Target ( TGT 0.41% ) is best known for its nearly 1,800 big-box stores. But it’s betting its future on grabbing its share of digital commerce.

March 4, 2015 Employees: A Powerful Force in Sustainability

Source: Knowledge @Wharton

Sustainability often begins with passionate employees. “Health care is full of passionate people. The place is teeming with individuals who want to do this work,” said Janet Howard, director of facility engagement at Practice...

March 4, 2015 Climate change linked to solar ‘cooling periods’

Source: Science Recorder

Researchers involved with the study learned that during the past 4,000 years, both solar activity and even the surface of the North Atlantic Ocean are strongly linked together

March 4, 2015 Identity theft: 4 trends to watch

Source: Fortune

In 2014, fewer U.S. consumers were victimized by identify theft from the previous year, but they should still be on guard. Last week, the Federal Trade Commission released the list of top complaints received by it’s Consumer...

March 4, 2015 China Says Push for Companies’ Encryption Keys Follows U.S. Lead

Source: Bloomberg

China dismissed U.S. President Barack Obama’s concerns that new security laws would require foreign companies to open backdoors to their networks, saying the U.S. and the U.K. have long sought the same access.

March 4, 2015 How Climate Change Will Alter New York City’s Skyline

Source: Wired

Last week, The New York City Panel on Climate Change released a new report detailing exactly how climate scientists expect New York City to change over over the next 100 years, focusing on projected increases in temperature and...

March 4, 2015 Women-led companies perform three times better than the S&P 500

Source: Fortune

Boston-based Quantopian looked at how well Fortune 1000 companies led by women performed compared to the S&P 500 over a 12-year period

March 4, 2015 New Study Says Climate Change Helped Spark Syrian Civil War

Source: Slate

By now, it’s pretty clear that we’re starting to see visible manifestations of climate change beyond far-off melting ice sheets. One of the most terrifying implications is the increasingly real threat of wars sparked in part by...

March 4, 2015 What will the public pension, health gap be now' $3 trillion' $5 trillion'

franklincenterhq.org - The true size of this catastrophe will not be known for a decade â too late to do anything about it. That is why getting a better grip on how bad it really is makes sense for America. Pewâs...

March 4, 2015 Innovation, not easy money, is behind the Nasdaq’s return to 5,000

Source: MarketWatch

Finally — after much anticipation, the Nasdaq Composite Index has closed above the 5,000 mark for the first time since March 2000, and it’s very near its Internet bubble all-time closing high of 5048.62.

March 4, 2015 The Morning Risk Report: Cybersecurity Responsibility Falling to Boards

The Wall Street Journal - Pension fundsâ point man on governance. Colin Melvin is chief executive of îHermes Equity Ownership Servicesî, which engages companies on environmental, social and governance issues...

March 4, 2015 Louisiana employees' pension fund commits $100 million to Coller fund

Pensions & Investments - îLouisiana State Employees' Retirement Systemî, Baton Rouge, committed $100 million to secondary market private equity fund Coller International Partners VI, confirmed Bobby Beale, chief...

March 4, 2015 PM orders Auditor-General and PAC to verify 1MDB accounts

The Rakyat Post - KUALA LUMPUR, March 4, 2015: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today said the Auditor-General (A-G) will verify the accounts of î1Malaysia Development Berhadîâs (1MDB) and a report will be...

March 4, 2015 $1.4 trillion in states' pension fights foreshadowed in Rhode Island

American-Republican - PROVIDENCE, R.I. â Retired social worker Jim Gillis was told his $36,000 Rhode Island state pension would increase by $1,100 next year to keep up with inflation. But lawmakers suspended annual...

March 4, 2015 Weekly Highlights March 4, 2015

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute

Global sustainable investing assets under management rose 61%, fromUS$13.3 trillion at the start of 2012, to reach US$21.4 trillion AUM at the start of 2014. That’s 30% of the total of all professionally managed assets across...[more]

March 3, 2015 Buenas noticias desde Guatemala

SUMMARY:English Version Version en fran?ais? DESCRIPTION:El n?mero de iniciativas sostenibles de Goldcorp en beneficio de la gente y las comunidades en torno a la Mina Marlin en Guatemala contin?a creciendo, literalmente.?Desde...

March 3, 2015 En direct du Guatemala

SUMMARY:English Version Versi?n en espa?ol DESCRIPTION:Le nombre d?initiatives en mati?re de d?veloppement durable introduites par Goldcorp au profit des habitants et des communaut?s autour de la mine Marlin au Guatemala...

March 3, 2015 Tails from Guatemala

SUMMARY:Versi?n en espa?ol Version en fran?ais? DESCRIPTION:The number of sustainable initiatives introduced by Goldcorp to benefit the people and communities around Marlin Mine in Guatemala continues to grow ? literally. Since...

March 3, 2015 CBS Radio Sacramento Advertisers and Nonprofit First Book Distribute Thousands of New Books to Underserved Students

H. Allen Hight Elementary School to receive first new books for its library since 2008 DESCRIPTION:March 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ -?In an effort to advance youth literacy in Sacramento, CBS Radio Sacramento advertisers have partnered...

March 3, 2015 Cisco and Techbridge Inspire Girls to Discover Passion for Technology

By Jessica Graham DESCRIPTION:According to the?Girl Scout Research Institute, more than half of all girls say they don?t typically consider a career in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM). At Cisco, we can change...

March 3, 2015 Apple Announces $2 Billion Investment for Green Data Centers in Europe

by Vikas Vij DESCRIPTION:Data centers have emerged as one of the largest and fastest growing consumers of electricity in the U.S., according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. In 2013, data centers located in the U.S....

March 3, 2015 Fortune Names CSX Among World's Most Admired Companies

DESCRIPTION:JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ ??FORTUNE has named CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) one of the World?s Most Admired Companies, according to a recent survey.? CSX achieved high marks in numerous categories,...

March 3, 2015 Diana Pallais Appointed Business Fights Poverty Ambassador for Business and the Sustainable Development Goals

Business Fights Poverty Launches Business and Post-2015 Programme DESCRIPTION:Meet Diana Pallais, newly-appointed Business Fights Poverty Ambassador for Business and the SDGs. Diana has most recently been the Managing Director...

March 3, 2015 Driving my Passion for Transportation Engineering and Safety at AECOM

DESCRIPTION:AECOM Impact blog AECOM's France Campbell, project manager and traffic and intelligent transportation systems?engineer,?was recently?named?to?Engineering News-Record?s ?Top 20 under 40,? an awards program that honors...

March 3, 2015 Subaru Of America Partners with The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program to Aid Advanced Education for Schools in Need

Subaru Continues to Help the Scientists, Astronauts and Engineers of Tomorrow through Renewed Two Year Commitment DESCRIPTION:CHERRY HILL, NJ,?March 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ ?Subaru of America today announced its continued commitment...

March 3, 2015 Ecocentricity Blog - March 2015

DESCRIPTION:Why is silence so hard for us?? I really don?t know the answer to that, especially considering the good that can come from it.? So rather than answer the question, I?ll just urge you all to allow silence to find you.?...

March 3, 2015 UPS Accelerates Use of Routing Optimization Software to Reduce 100 Million Miles Driven

UPS ORION to Be Deployed to 70% of U.S. Routes in 2015; Delivers Significant Sustainability Benefits DESCRIPTION:ATLANTA,?March 3, 2015 ? UPS? (NYSE:UPS) today revealed that its groundbreaking ORION routing system is expected to...

March 3, 2015 RSF Social Finance Seed Fund Grantee Highlight

Dane County TimeBank's Mutual Aid Networks DESCRIPTION: by Kelley Buhles What would it look like if everyone were doing the work they loved, what they felt called to do? This is the driving question behind the research and...

March 3, 2015 Yum! Restaurants India Announces Its Swachh SwaYUM Community Campaign

DESCRIPTION:In recognition of the Government of India?s national level campaign Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, Yum! Restaurants India recently launched its Swachh SwaYUM initiative, a cleanliness drive across India. Over 10,000 KFC,...

March 3, 2015 Content Creation Makes a Difference for CSR

Storytelling Through Video and Graphic Design DESCRIPTION:On the Content Creation Team at Time Warner Cable we are charged with telling the story of our company in compelling and interesting ways and getting that story out to our...

March 3, 2015 Measuring Employee Community Involvement

By Peter Dudley DESCRIPTION:Measuring Employee Community Involvement How do you measure success of employee community involvement? Are the metrics changing? I bet you?d be surprised to find out that your matching gifts program...

March 3, 2015 Volunteer Recognition Programs Your Employees Will Love

Join VolunteerMatch, AT&T, Nationwide, and GoDaddy for this free webinar on 3/26. DESCRIPTION:Employee volunteers that go above and beyond deserve recognition. Rewards and awards programs offer your employees incentive to get...

March 3, 2015 1,000 Days Injury Free: Kohler Safety Milestones Deserve a Shout-Out

Kohler Co. Arkansas Plant Uses Teamwork to Stay Safe DESCRIPTION:A Track Record of Safety Deserves a Shout-Out Our faucets team in Sheridan, Arkansas, knows the benefit of ?safety first.? Together, they reached an impressive...

March 3, 2015 'Glee' and 'Modern Family' Honored for Shaping National LGBT Conversation

DESCRIPTION:At its annual Los Angeles Awards Dinner on Saturday, February 28, the Family Equality Council?honored Fox's?Glee?and?Modern Family?for their role in advancing the national conversation about LGBTQ families.?New Girl's...

March 3, 2015 Players Trust Encourages Others to Live Below the Line

DESCRIPTION:The Players Trust is joining Global Citizen?s Live Below the Line fundraising and awareness campaign in 2015 to help improve living conditions for the 1.2 billion impoverished people around the world. The Live Below...

March 3, 2015 The Citi Foundation and Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund Expand Summer Jobs Connect to New Cities as Part of National Pathways to Progress Initiative

$4.6 Million Grant from Citi Foundation to Provide More than 2,000 Low-Income Youth with Job Skills and Financial Training SUMMARY:Washington, D.C. and St. Louis join Chicago, Los Angeles,?Miami, New York City, and San...

March 3, 2015 Younger of 2 Brothers on the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Gets a Donor Heart Transplant

SUMMARY:Brothers Stan and Dominique Larkin both received the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart to save them from life-threatening genetic heart disease. One is home with his donor heart; the other is home with his SynCardia Heart...

March 3, 2015 Empowering Women and Redefining Gender Roles in Mexico

Children International's Youth Programs Teach Youth to Respect Themselves and Others and Look Beyond Gender Stereotypes DESCRIPTION:By Ashley Puderbaugh "Weak, defenseless, sensitive, innocent, little." These are the words...

March 3, 2015 A Year in the Life of GRI

?GRI is pleased to announce the launch of 'Forward Thinking Future Focus', a combined activity review and sustainability report covering GRI?s work in 2013-2014. DESCRIPTION:It provides a comprehensive overview of...

March 3, 2015 Food Waste: The Price is Too High - The Minute

DESCRIPTION:The disconnect between global food production and hunger has never been larger. While 800 million people go hungry every day, according to the UN?s Food and Agriculture Organization, as much as one-third of all the...

March 3, 2015 New Video: Highlights from the BSR Conference 2014

DESCRIPTION: The BSR Conference 2014 brought together nearly 1,000 sustainability leaders to explore how transparency and transformation are redefining business as usual. Speakers included PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi,...

March 3, 2015 Sandoz Announces Training Program for Midwives in Ethiopia, to Reduce Maternal and Newborn Mortality

SUMMARY:Approximately 400 mothers and newborns die in Ethiopia each day1,2 partly due to health workers? limited knowledge in the area of obstetrics Enhancing medical knowledge and skills of health workers helps reduce maternal...

March 3, 2015 Outside the Comfort Zone: Why Corporate Pro Bono Assignments are a ?Win-Win-Win? Proposition

by Manuel G?pelt SUMMARY:IBM and SAP both send volunteers to work in emerging economies, where their job is to support non-profit organizations on site and solve a range of challenging tasks. This article looks at why pro bono...

March 3, 2015 CSR and Social Media: How to Amplify your Communication efforts

DESCRIPTION:What is the key to successfully promoting your CSR efforts on social media??Where is the magic button to gain thousands of likes, RT's, followers, increased brand favorability, and greater stakeholder engagement on...

March 3, 2015 Michael Bloomberg: Keystone Solution Runs Through Canada

DESCRIPTION:By?Michael R. Bloomberg The Keystone XL pipeline has become a perfect symbol of Washington?s dysfunction. Democrats exaggerate its environmental impact while Republicans exaggerate its economic benefits. In the...

March 3, 2015 Don Zimmerman

Bloomberg - He serves as Member of the Advisory Council of Winrock International Institute For Agricultural Development. Mr. Zimmerman was Trustee at îArkansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî. He holds JD and BSBA...

March 3, 2015 Gerald A. Steiner

Bloomberg - He joined the Nidus board in 2009. He is a Founder and Board Member of the Global Harvest Initiative. He is a member of the îCropLife Internationalî Plant Biotechnology Strategy Council and is a Director...

March 3, 2015 JFC bucks plan to set allocations for perks

BusinessMirror. - For one, the DTI said the measure could violate a îWorld Trade Organizationî agreement on subsidies as incentives coursed through the national budget can be considered a subsidy. If enacted, the...

March 3, 2015 London market consolidation keeps rolling

Business Insurance - Meanwhile, Fairfax Chairman and CEO Prem Watsa, a value investor who models himself after Warren Buffett, has been expanding Canadian Fairfax's footprint in Europe, recently inking deals to buy much of...

March 3, 2015 Russia Considering to Ease Embargo on Greek Products

Greek Reporter Greece - In an interview to newspaper âIzvestia,â Peskov highlighted that under the rules of the îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO), Moscow is not entitled to completely exempt an EU...

March 3, 2015 Canadian Pork Producers Support Retaliatory Tariffs on US Imports Over M-COOL

The Pig Site - In November the US filed its final appeal in a series of îWorld Trade Organizationî rulings that US Country of Origin Labelling discriminates against imported livestock from Canada and Mexico in...

March 3, 2015 Malaysian states beyond Johor woo Singapore investors

XIN MSN - The prime minister said all his life, his father had been known to... PM Datuk Seri Najib Razak cannot disassociate himself from î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB) and its financial scandals, DAP MP Tony...

March 3, 2015 740 credit score is mortgage sweet spot

Yahoo Finance - As a result, some homebuyers and refinancers might be caught by surprise. îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî charge extra fees to borrowers with credit scores between 720 and 739. The fees are...

March 3, 2015 Letter: Jenkins gives opinions, but she is no expert

m.cjonline.com - Yet she has never explained where she was when she was working for the state of Kansas as the head of the îKansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî. Iâm referring to the fact that Jenkins...

March 3, 2015 Shipping containers but no MH370 debris in underwater hunt: Australia

MSN - Pressure is mounting on Putrajaya as anti-graft organisation Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) has joined in the calls for an investigation into î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB), the...

March 3, 2015 Ethiopia: Al Amoudi drops to #116 on Forbes' Billionaires List

Nazret - He owns oil company Svenska and refinery Preem. An active philanthropist, Al Amoudi works with the îClinton Global Initiativeî on fighting AIDS in Africa. > 2553

March 3, 2015 David B. Armon

Bloomberg - Mr. Armon has been a Non-Executive Director of î3BL Mediaî, LLC since November 11, 2014. He is a Member of the Public Relations Society of America, Word of Mouth Marketing Association, and National...

March 3, 2015 Berman DeValerio Announces $340 Million Settlement of IndyMac MBS Class Action

Reuters - Berman DeValerio represents the lead plaintiffs in the matter, the Wyoming State Treasurerâs Office and the îWyoming Retirement Systemî. If approved by the Court, the settlement would resolve claims...

March 3, 2015 European Bank Stocks Decline as Aussie Advances, U.K. Gas Drops

Economia e Finanza con Bloomberg - U.K. natural gas fell as the risk that Russia will cut off supplies to Ukraine eased, while Australiaâs dollar gained. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Banks Index slid 0.4 percent at...

March 3, 2015 Europe is a mess. Should American investors buy now'

KESQ-TV.com - "What quantitative easing did do in the U.S. is inflate asset prices," notes Lori Heinel, chief portfolio strategist at îState Street Global Advisorsî. Europe could be next in line for a boost. The euro...

March 3, 2015 TransCanada Files 2014 Annual Disclosure Documents

istock Analyst - Audited Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2014 with related Management's Discussion and Analysis (Annual Report); Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2014; and...

March 3, 2015 Don Steffes

Bloomberg - Mr. Don Steffes is a Trustee at îKansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî. To contact îKansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî, please visit . Company data is provided by Capital IQ....

March 3, 2015 USA: CFPB proposes temporary suspension of certain card agreement reporting

dataguidance.com - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî (CFPB) issued, on 24 February 2015, a proposal to suspend credit card agreement submissions otherwise due to the CFPB by the 30 April and 31 October 2015,...

March 3, 2015 Youth entrepreneur Christine Souffrant urges youngster to 'make opportunities happen'

Business Intelligence Middle East - UAE. Christine Souffrant, CEO and Founder of Vendedy, New York, and winner of îClinton Global Initiativeî, made a passionate plea to young people to seek out opportunities to make a...

March 3, 2015 U.K. construction PMI rises to 60.1 in February from 59.1

NASDAQ - Meanwhile, European stock markets remained higher. London's FTSE 100 rose 0.25%, the Euro îStoxxî 50 ticked up 0.3%, France's CAC 40 advanced 0.35%, while Germany's DAX advanced 0.3%. Investing.com offers an...

March 3, 2015 C. Manly Molpus

Bloomberg - Mr. Molpus was responsible for government and public affairs. He served as Chief Executive Officer and President of îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî (GMA) from 1990 to 2006 and also served as its...

March 3, 2015 Dollar drops as aussie surges on RBA while China shares retreat

Azer News - The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index added 0.1 percent, while futures on the Standard & Poorâs 500 Index slipped 0.1 percent after the U.S. gauge hit a record. The Shanghai Composite Index slid 2.2...

March 3, 2015 No Time Like the Present

On Earth - In 1995, the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî declared that it was âmore likely than notâ the case that global warming was caused by human activity. By 2001, it had progressed to...

March 3, 2015 Initiative to curb public employee pensions launched

tucson.com - Adoptions take place at Pima Animal Care Center. TOKYO (AP) â The running police made sure the Tokyo Marathon went off without a hitch. The Arizona Wildcats are hosting ESPN's College GameDay. Reporter Zack...

March 3, 2015 Facebook fends off telecom firms' complaints

MSN - Pressure is mounting on Putrajaya as anti-graft organisation Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) has joined in the calls for an investigation into î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB), the...

March 3, 2015 The Legal Implications Of Medicinal Marijuana As A Geographical Indication For Jamaica

ip-watch.org - Although the îWorld Trade Organizationî TRIPS agreement makes reference to, and includes provision on geographical indications (hereafter GIs), such enhanced protection is only available for wine and...

March 3, 2015 Washington says waiting for China response on tech rule concerns

Reuters - Novelli said there was no set timeline for China to respond, but said the United States had looked into whether the rules broke îWorld Trade Organizationî commitments. The administration was pursuing...

March 3, 2015 Oil Prices Mostly Steady -- Update

english.capital.gr - In its February report, the îBlackRock Investmentî Institute said the oil price could fall below $45 a barrel but the market appears close to a bottom based on past peak-to-trough declines, "We...

March 3, 2015 We'll Meet In Court - PAS Tells Najib

The Malaysian Digest - Last Thursday, Najibâs lawyers sent a letter of demand to PAS, in which they gave the party two days to retract or apologise upon publishing an article in its official mouthpiece Harakah Daily linking...

March 3, 2015 Altisource Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

Stockhouse - a 41% increase Outside of the discontinuation of the îlender placed insuranceî brokerage line of business, the fourth quarter 2014 net loss was from higher costs than in the fourth quarter of 2013,...

March 3, 2015 COOL not cool or consistent in US trade agenda

The Western Producter - Thatâs informing consumers that this product has a U.S. focus. View the video of his comments below. âWithin the (îWorld Trade Organizationî), however, if you create situations in...

March 3, 2015 U.S. approves first biotech apple that resists browning

investing.com - The new Okanagan apples have drawn broad opposition. The îOrganic Consumers Associationî (OCA), which petitioned the USDA to deny approval, says the genetic changes that prevent browning could be...

March 3, 2015 LASERS to discuss pension system at Monroe meeting

News-Star - Cindy Rougeou, executive director of the îLouisiana State Employeesâ Retirement Systemî, will speak to the Monroe chapter of RSEA at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the West Monroe Convention Center. Active...

March 3, 2015 Donna Rodgers

American-Republican - WATERBURY ââ¬â Ms. Donna M. (Pennington) Rodgers, 58, died peacefully Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Cook Willow îConvalescentî Home. Donna was born on Sept. 22, 1956, in...

March 3, 2015 Croydon market traders to benefit from pop-up Platform site

Croydon Advertiser - Platform, in Lansdowne Walk, close to the footbridge leading to East Croydon Station, is supported by developers Stanhope and îSchrodersî, who are currently leading the Ruskin Square...

March 3, 2015 TransCanada Declares Quarterly Dividends

istock Analyst - CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Feb. 13, 2015) - TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada or the Company) today announced that the Board of Directors (Board) of TransCanada declared a quarterly...

March 3, 2015 European Stocks Higher, Fueled by German Retail Sales

Wall Street Journal - The îStoxxî Europe 600 index was trading 0.2% higher by midmorning after figures showed that German retail sales rose much faster than expected in January, driven by robust consumer spending....

March 3, 2015 Frank C. Puleo J.D.

Bloomberg - Mr. Frank C. Puleo, J.D. serves as a Board Observer of Syncora Guarantee, Inc. Mr. Puleo also serves as a Board Observer of Syncora Holdings Ltd. He has been an Independent Director of îApollo Investmentî...

March 3, 2015 MILF almost done with own Mamasapano probe

Rappler - COTABATO CITY, Philippines â The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is about to wrap up its own investigation of the January 25 clash in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, that left 44 police commandos, 18 rebels and 3...

March 3, 2015 Washington chooses Empower as record keeper for 4 state DC plans

Pensions & Investments - îWashington State Department of Retirement Systemsî, Olympia, hired Empower Retirement as record keeper for the departmentâs deferred compensation program and for three defined...

March 3, 2015 Happy trails

Virginia Business - Tourism, once mostly grounded by the recession, is taking off again in Virginia and across the country. With new hotels in the pipeline and the stateâs rising profile as a destination for culinary...

March 3, 2015 Fact Checker: Outdated report on online car sales in Brazil

Reading Eagle - In recent months, the Justice Department paper has been cited in a news story about the state bans, in a Cato Institute report and in an open letter by a coalition of groups that include the îConsumer...

March 3, 2015 Defer Kelantan legislative meet on hudud, DAP tells PAS

The Malaysian Insider - Lim said Najib's political position had weakened, especially after a string of exposé regarding financial scandals involving the government-owned î1Malaysia Development Berhadî...

March 3, 2015 U.S. Ranchers Counting On Labels To Stand Apart From Global Competition

KCUR 89.3 FM - After seven years of rulemaking and legal wrangling, the labels finally reached supermarket shelves in 2009. The îWorld Trade Organizationî, however, said in October that the labels were an unfair trade...

March 3, 2015 Schunk Group celebrates its 100th Jubilee

ipmd.net - In the hundred years since its establishment, Schunk & Ebe has become a globally operating corporate group with four divisions; Schunk Materials, Schunk Sinter Metals, îWeiss Groupî (environmental...

March 3, 2015 Schroders: Outlook 2015 - European equities

Finanzen - Monetary policy remains loose in Europe but governments could do more to boost demand. Meanwhile, the weaker euro and stronger banking sector should help support European equities in the coming year. Europeâs...

March 3, 2015 umber Liquidators and Endo are big market movers

Yahoo Finance - NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: NYSE Freescale Semiconductor Ltd., up $4.25 to $40.36 The...

March 3, 2015 Word quandary: So what really defines luxury'

Pocono Record - I know what a luxury car is. I've never owned one, unless the brand new 1982 New Yorker Fifth Avenue counts (oh, how I miss that dark blue beauty). I can envision a luxury house with all the finest accessories,...

March 3, 2015 American Realty Capital Says to File Delayed Results on Monday

Wealth Management - îPGGMî Investment Management, the Dutch pension fund that owns 1.3 percent of ARCP's common shares, issued an open letter on Friday calling for four board members close to Schorsch to resign. It...

March 3, 2015 UK Market Rises, Barclays Falls After Results

Realtime Business News - Economists had forecast a decline of 3 percent. The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks was adding 0.25 percent, while the îStoxxî Europe 50 index, which includes...

March 3, 2015 Symantec Partners with the American Association of University Women to Develop Cybersecurity Core Class for Middle School Girls

DESCRIPTION:It?s no secret that women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. Only 25% of STEM jobs in the United States are held by women. What?s more, the need for cybersecurity...

March 3, 2015 There is No Business like Social Business

by Antonio Pasolini DESCRIPTION:Working in the social good segment requires passion, good will and sanguine dedication, but the impacts that social entrepreneurs can have on society can be more far reaching when they develop...

March 3, 2015 GRI Forms New Governance Structure To Catalyze Sustainability Reporting

?GRI to issue Sustainability Reporting Standards developed and approved by the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB). DESCRIPTION:Today GRI revealed a new governance structure which will reinforce its commitment to...

March 3, 2015 Black Futures Must Involve Environmental Justice

The Huffington Post - Black communities are overburdened with excessive amounts of air and îwaterî pollution, toxic and hazardous waste ... Reducing the amount of smog in the air, according to îEPAî...

March 3, 2015 Probation Counselor I or II

Longview Daily News - This position supervises, monitors, and counsels juveniles, their families, and their significant others, groups or organizations in the youthâs life. This position assists victims and the community...

March 3, 2015 Interference in the Science of Atrazine (Again): Syngenta Tears a Page from the Tobacco Industry Playbook

Union of Concerned Scientists - In last yearâs report Heads They Win, Tails We Lose, we laid out the strategies used by corporations to interfere in the development of science-based policy. We pulled from diverse...

March 3, 2015 George R. Tydings

Bloomberg - Mr. George R. Tydings is a Trustee at Maryland State Retirement and Pension Systems. To contact îMaryland State Retirement and Pension Systemî, please visit . Company data is provided by Capital IQ. Please...

March 3, 2015 San Francisco to Host "Investing for Impact" Event on March 12th as First Stop on Five-City U.S. Tour

Financial Content - Produced by îFirst Affirmative Financial Networkî, Investing for Impact: San Francisco will take place from 9:00am to 4:30pm at the Hotel Nikko. Speakers will include: George Gay, Chief Executive...

March 3, 2015 World Vision urges Cadbury to deliver an ethical Easter egg to Canada

insidebelleville.com - In Canada, Cadbury Dairy Milk bars are currently îfair trade certifiedî, spokesperson Stephanie Minna Cass said. âAs the biggest purchaser of FT (fair trade) cocoa beans in the world, we...

March 3, 2015 Euro zone PPI falls 0.9% in January

NASDAQ - Meanwhile, European stock markets remained modestly higher. The Euro îStoxxî 50 rose 0.15%, France's CAC 40 advanced 0.25%, Germany's DAX tacked on 0.2%, while London's FTSE 100 inched up 0.2%. Investing.com...

March 3, 2015 Obama pushes paid leave for American workers: U.S. lags most nations in paid sick days and maternity leave

Cleveland Plain Dealer - A report last year by the îInternational Labour Organizationî in Geneva, Switzerland placed the U.S. and Papua New Guinea on that very short - and what many would say unenviable -- list. The...

March 3, 2015 Shirley A. Westcott

Bloomberg - Ms. Shirley A. Westcott served as Managing Director of policy at îPROXY Governanceî, Inc. Ms. Westcott served as Chief Policy Advisor of Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. She joined ISS's domestic...

March 3, 2015 Management changes at Urbana airport

Urbana Daily Citizen - Because this is a contract position, Driever will not receive city fringe benefits and is not eligible for the îOhio Public Employees Retirement Systemî. âItâs a warm, welcoming...

March 3, 2015 R. Charles Tschampion

Bloomberg - He serves as a Director of DBX Strategic îAdvisorsî LLC (formerly, îXShares Advisorsî LLC). He has been a Director of various TDX Funds in the fund complex since 2007. He has been a Director of...

March 3, 2015 Nasdaq surges past 5,000 points

Courier Mail - The Nasdaq Composite, which tracks the prices of the 2,571 companies on the îNasdaq Stock Marketî, first topped 5,000 at 2.30am (AEDT) and closed above that level despite paring gains at one stage in...

March 3, 2015 Macy Named New Director Nebraska Department Of Environmental Quality

WOWT - From 2012 to 2014, Macy served as the Director for the Missouri Department of Natural Resourcesâ Financial Assistance Center which provides funding for drinking îwaterî and wastewater ... In 2001, Macy...

March 3, 2015 Ingunn Foss

Bloomberg - Ingunn Foss serves as the Chairman of Supervisory Board and Member of Election Committee at îKommunal Landspensjonskasseî. Ingunn Foss served as Director of Agder Energi AS. To contact îKommunal...

March 3, 2015 1MDB & Jho Low: A World Class Scandal'

The Malaysian Digest - Ironically just like The Wolf of Wall Street, Low currently finds himself in a media storm involving a scandal where it is alleged that he managed to siphon billions of ringgit from Malaysiaâs state...

March 3, 2015 Eric Henry CPA

Bloomberg - Mr. Henry serves as an Executive Director at îTexas Municipal Retirement Systemî. Mr. Henry served as an Executive Director at Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System and New Hampshire Retirement...

March 3, 2015 Fitch Affirms CGCMT 2014-GC19

Benzinga - No loans are defeased. No loans have been delinquent or in îspecial servicingî since issuance. There are two loans (2.1%) on the master servicer's watchlist for minor issues of deferred maintenance and a...

March 3, 2015 Brown tackling California's $72B retiree health liability

San Jose Mercury News - SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) â After tackling pension changes for public employees and teachers, Gov. Jerry Brown is now setting his sights on another big debt: retiree health care benefits. California...

March 3, 2015 Barry Simon

Bloomberg - Mr. Barry Simon serves as Head of Investor Relations at Israel Discount Bank Ltd. Mr. Simon is responsible for îKayemaî strategy and institutional clients and partners. He has comprehensive experience in...

March 3, 2015 Nasdaq Composite Ends Above 5000 for First Time Since Dot-Com Era

Wall Street Journal - The Nasdaq Composite, which tracks the prices of the 2,569 companies on the îNasdaq Stock Marketî, rose 44.57 points, or 0.9%, to 5008.10. The Nasdaq spent Monday morning creeping higher,...

March 3, 2015 Big Fish, World's Largest Publisher and Distributor of Casual Games, Chooses Canines for Disabled Kids for Impact Award

Market Watch - OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Canines for Disabled Kids organization has been chosen to receive "Big Fish Casino's Impact Award." Each quarter the Big Fish Casino team selects one team member...

March 3, 2015 Nina Jarlbäck

Bloomberg - Ms. Nina Jarlbäck serves as the Chairman of îFolksamî Mutual Life Insurance. Ms. Jarlback serves as Director of îFolksamî Life of îFolksamî Ab. Ms....

March 3, 2015 The Guardian: Main section

theguardian.com - Data in massive cache of leaked secret bank account files lifts lid on questionable practices at subsidiary of one of worldâs biggest financial institutions > 2553

March 3, 2015 Clicker Beware:

Center for Science in The Public Interest - If you're buying herbal or other dietary supplements, the Internet is a dicey place to shop, according to David Schardt, senior nutritionist at the nonprofit îCenter for Science...

March 3, 2015 Partha Dasgupta

Bloomberg - Mr. Partha Dasgupta has been the Chief Executive Officer of îPension Protection Fundî since June 2006. Previously, Mr. Dasgupta served as the Director of Investment and Finance of îPension Protection...

March 3, 2015 Geoengineering solutions full of hot air, experts warn

Daily Free Press - Massachusetts also participates in the îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî, or âReGGIe,â which is a cap-and-trade program in the northeastern United States and eastern Canada to reduce...

March 3, 2015 IMD and Lombard Odier Recognize Ayala Corporation for its Excellence, Integrity and Contribution to Nation Building

Market Watch - Ayala Corporation, one of the oldest and largest business groups in the Philippines, was awarded the 19th annual IMD-Lombard Odier Global Family Business Award...

March 3, 2015 ITC Makes Notable Cross Below Critical Moving Average

The Street - According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, ITC makes up 8.08% of the First Trust NASDAQ îClean Edgeî Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Fund ETF (GRID) which is trading lower by about 0.1% on the day...

March 3, 2015 Chad Forces Seize Nigerian Town of Dikwa From Boko Haram

Bloomberg - Boko Haram, which roughly translates to âwestern education is a sin,â killed more than 4,700 people mainly in the north last year, double the number who died in 2013, according to estimates from Verisk...

March 3, 2015 Collette D. Chilton

Bloomberg - she served as Chief Investment Officer of the îPension Reserves Investment Management Boardî the Massachusetts State Teachers', and Employees' Retirement Systems Trust. She served as Chief Investment...

March 3, 2015 Climate change triggered Syrian conflict: Study

Times of India - The îUnited Nationsî estimates that half of the country's 22 million people have been affected, with more than 6 million having been internally displaced. The researchers said that there were many...

March 3, 2015 Hungary to open up bad asset firm to private investors

Reuters - The asset manager, MARK Group, is due to be launched in the first half of 2015 with initial capital of 300 billion forints ($1.10 billion) and will buy îdistressed assetsî from commercial banks on a...

March 3, 2015 India's Top Diplomat Visits Pakistan Amid Speculation Bilateral Dialogue May Resume

International Business Times - While India considers the entire state an inalienable part of its union, and Pakistan wants a îUnited Nationsî-proctored plebiscite to decide the regionâs fate, there is...

March 3, 2015 Clinical Trial of Possible Ebola Drug Starts in Liberia

SCV TV - These additional treatments may also include the following: * Tekmira siRNA from Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp., based in Burnaby, British Columbia * Favipiravir from Toyama Chemical Co. LTD, based in Tokyo, Japan *...

March 3, 2015 Bersvend Salbu

Bloomberg - Bersvend Salbu serves as Deputy Member of Supervisory Board of îKommunal Landspensjonskasseî. To contact îKommunal Landspensjonskasseî gjensidig forsikringsselskap, please visit . Company data...

March 3, 2015 Nestle, Ikea, BT, Formula E and more commit to 100pc renewable energy generation

manufacturingglobal.com - âThe development of a thriving, global market for authentic renewable power will be a game-changer in emissions reductions and will drive a transition to a low carbon economy,â said Emily...

March 3, 2015 Crude on Derailed Train Contained High Level of Gas

Wall Street Journal - The oilâs vapor pressure, a measure of volatility, was 13.9 pounds per square inch, according to the Feb. 10 report by îIntertekî Group PLC. That exceeds the limit of 13.7 psi that North...

March 3, 2015 Canada turfed out more spies to the U.S. than elsewhere.

The Star - We do a lot of research. On top of that, we are seated at the big table of all the big international organizations like the G20, the G8, NORAD, NATO, and the îUnited Nationsî. We donât only have our...

March 3, 2015 Khalifa Mousaid Hamada

Bloomberg - H.E. Khalifa Mousaid Hamada is the Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Finance of Kuwait. H.E. Hamada serves as a Board Member at îKuwait Investment Authorityî. Mr. Hamada served as the Vice-Chairman at The...

March 3, 2015 SEC Puts Proxy Firms on Notice

CFO - Earlier this year, the number of advisory firms grew smaller with the acquisition of îProxy Governanceî Inc. by Ernst & Young. The audit firm aims to use PGIâs database of more than 51 quarters of...

March 3, 2015 Green policy in the air

The Standard - The îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî's after- market move on Friday to boost mortgage requirements did not affect share prices of property developers. AIA (1299) touched an all-time high, gaining 3.7...

March 3, 2015 International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

Issuu - International Institute of Tropical Agriculture 3 years ago Flag PUNCH, february 11, 2011 Tomato farmers call for modern preservation facilities > 2553

March 3, 2015 David R. Fillman

Bloomberg - Mr. David R. Fillman is a Trustee at îPennsylvania State Employees Retirement Systemî. To contact îPennsylvania State Employees' Retirement Systemî, please visit . Company data is provided by...

March 3, 2015 Long Beach 3-year budget forecast to be unveiled at Tuesday study session

Long Beach Press-Telegram - However, the pension increases, designed to make îCALPERSî more solvent, were a large factor in a $7.9 million predicted deficit in 2017. Altogether, the hikes will add $35.6 million to the...

March 3, 2015 New attack in disputed region claimed by Sudan, South Sudan

Stars and Stripes - îUNITED NATIONSî â The îUnited Nationsî reported another deadly attack Monday in the oil-rich region of Abyei that's claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan. It was the fourth...

March 3, 2015 Why Elizabeth Warren is declaring war on an obscure trade policy

Vox - According to some experts, it's because companies are misusing the policy. According to Howard Mann at the îInternational Institute for Sustainable Developmentî, it is "certain" that "investorâstate...

March 3, 2015 FTSE fails to build on record high

GuernseyPress - Testing services firm îIntertekî was the biggest riser in the FTSE 100 after it increased its full-year dividend by 6.7% and said it expects growth rates to improve this year, despite tough conditions...

March 3, 2015 Terrace Capital Announces the Origination of a Multifamily Loan on a Class C Apartment Complex in Texas

Benzinga - Terrace Capital focuses on non-recourse, high leverage senior & subordinate debt and îpreferred equityî with investments starting at $5MM on income producing retail, office, industrial, multifamily,...

March 3, 2015 County wants $85K from convicted sheriff

Athens News - The figure the county will seek to recover includes $58,363 in salary, $15,637 expensed on medical, dental, vision and life insurance, $10,564 paid for Kelly into the îOhio Public Employees Retirement...

March 3, 2015 Finnair Highlights Cost Savings Success, Outlines Vision for Profitable Growth in 2014 Annual Report

Yahoo Finance - The Annual Report, which includes these documents and contains no new material information, is prepared according to G3 disclosure guidelines established by the îGlobal Reporting Initiativeî (GRI)....

March 3, 2015 Dubai World 'reaches agreement' over $14.6bn debt

MSN - Four of its subsidiaries have also applied for the VAN, including îIstithmarî World Holdings LLC, îIstithmarî World PJSC, Port & Free Zone World FZE and Dubai World Group Finance Limited. In a...

March 3, 2015 SET drifts as global stocks rise on Greek relief

bangkokpost.com - The first seven non-bank financial institutions have submitted their applications to the Bank of îThailandî for nanofinance licences. The îGovernment Pension Fundî sold its 880 million...

March 3, 2015 Further gains witnessed in retail sector and progressing mixed use developments demonstrate Bahrain market confidence

Business Intelligence Middle East - funded by a joint venture between Bahrain îMumtalakat Holding Companyî and FRHI Hotels and Resorts. The development is set for completion in 2018.â âIn the mid-market...

March 3, 2015 Hans Aasnæs

Bloomberg - From 2001 to 2005, he served as an Investment Director at îStorebrand Investmentsî and served as its Managing Director since February 1, 2005.... Prior to this, he headed the Norwegian and International...

March 3, 2015 Timothy H. Smith

Bloomberg - Previously, he was the Chair of îUS SIFî for five years and on the board of World Neighbors. In 2011 and 2012, Mr. Smith was named one of the most influential people in corporate governance by the National...

March 3, 2015 Fitch: Italy Mortgage Guarantee Scheme Unlikely to Spur Lending

Reuters - (The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, March 03 (Fitch) The Italian government's new scheme to guarantee mortgages to specific types of borrower is unlikely to have a major impact on new...

March 3, 2015 Knut Norheim Kjaer

Bloomberg - He was responsible for the operative management of the îNorwegian Government Pension Fundî (the Oil Fund) and the management of Norwayâs foreign reserves. From 1994 to 1997 he was Executive Vice...

March 3, 2015 Audio Pixels Holdings Limited Announces Performance Specifications

TMCnet.com - Over the last twenty-five years, Mike Klasco has been involved in hundreds of audio projects for large and small clients, including DuPont, Bell Labs, îMonsantoî, ExxonMobile, Nike, Intel, Microsoft,...

March 3, 2015 Task Force on Policing Releases Findings

Officer - "The importance of making sure that there's a sense of îaccountabilityî when in fact law enforcement is involved in a deadly shooting is something that I think communities across the board are going to be...

March 3, 2015 TURNOUT: Immigrant Rights Activist Dulce Matuz Sheds Light on Immigration Policies, Latino Youth Engagement

The Latin Post - Since President Barack Obama issued the 2012 executive action creating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the 2014 announcement of the Deferred Action for Parental îAccountabilityî...

March 3, 2015 Knut Dyre Haug

Bloomberg - Mr. Knut Dyre Haug served as an Assistant Director of îStorebrand Life Insuranceî. Mr. Haug served as Markets Director of Sparebank1 Livsforsikring from 1998 to 1999. He served as a Lecturer and author of...

March 3, 2015 TABB Research Examines Growth in Corporate Bond ETFs, Bringing Order to Cash Bond Crisis

Insurance News Net - And despite regulatory approval and entrenched pre-ETF investment mandates being the two greatest barriers currently to institutional corporate bond ETF adoption, âa larger pool of îNational...

March 3, 2015 Altisource Portfolio Solutions reports 2014 net income of $134.5 million

Housing Wire - âOutside of the discontinuation of the îlender placed insuranceî brokerage line of business, the fourth quarter 2014 net loss was from higher costs than in the fourth quarter of 2013, partially as...

March 3, 2015 WorldRemit Raises $100M Funding Round to Drive Global Growth

Yahoo Finance - Selected investments include Altiris, C|NET, ExactTarget, Expedia, Facebook, Fandango, FX Alliance, GoDaddy, Genesys Software, HomeAway, Netflix, NewVoiceMedia, RealNetworks, Redback Networks, îRiskMetrics...

March 3, 2015 House Financial Services Committee to Hold Hearing on CFPB Semi-Annual Report

acainternational.org - The full House Financial Services Committee will meet at 2:30 p.m. EST March 3 for a presentation of the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauîâs semi-annual report. ACA International has...

March 3, 2015 A.M. Best Downgrades Ratings of State Trust Life and Annuities Limited

TMCnet.com - A.M. Best has downgraded the financial strength rating to B (Fair) from B+ (Good) and the issuer credit rating to "bb" from "bbb-" of State Trust Life and Annuities Limited (STL) (Tortola, British Virgin Islands)....

March 3, 2015 Focus on the process of Justice through the prism of equality

ALIR AN - Malaysians should not be caught up merely with the convictions in particular cases; they should instead demand îaccountabilityî in the entire process of the justice system, says Ronald Benjamin. It has...

March 3, 2015 Many seniors fail to understand reverse mortgages

Buffalo News - âConsumer complaints tell us that the complex terms of reverse mortgages continue to be misunderstood,â said Richard Cordray, director of the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî, which...

March 3, 2015 Rival Libyan forces carry out tit-for-tat airstrikes

Yahoo News - BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Rival Libyan forces carried out tit-for-tat airstrikes on oil terminals and an airport on Tuesday, escalating their battle for control of the country days before îUnited...

March 3, 2015 Here's who pays the least in home insurance -- and why

homes.yahoo.com - Homeowners in the U.S. face home insurance premiums that continue to inch upward. A December 2013 study conducted by the îNational Association of Insurance Commissionersî (NAIC) says the average...

March 3, 2015 How to shave years off a decades-long mortgage

The Business Insider - On paper, he's right. îFreddie Macî's 3% 15-year rate beats its 3.7% 30-year rate, but Tiffany notes that there are benefits to hanging onto that 30-year term. If you have a fluctuating income...

March 3, 2015 Bloomfield girl, Lions Club travel to U.N. to spotlight early vision screening

Penfield Post - BLOOMFIELD â Itâs not every day that a 7-year-old girl from East Bloomfield gets a nod of approval from îUnited Nationsî ambassadors. Brianna Leitten, along with her mom, dad, and two...

March 3, 2015 Will the Democratic Nominee for 2016 Have the Courage to Take on the Moneyed Interests'

Truthdig - Itâs taken the form of monopoly power, generating outsize profits for certain companies (îMonsantoî, Pfizer, Comcast, for example) along with high prices for consumers. And itâs come in the form...

March 3, 2015 Lockheed CEO Hewson: F-35 Performance Will Drive Profits

National Defense Magazine - He predicts the company will resist any additional large-dollar affordability investments in F-35 âunless there is îclear profitî upside ⦠and matching DoD funds.â...

March 3, 2015 FHFA Sets Rules for Bulk Loan Sales

Mortgage News Daily - The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), conservator of îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî (the GSEs), released guidelines for their sales of non-performing mortgage loans. FHFA earlier...

March 3, 2015 How mortgage backed securities (MBS) ETFs work

Investopedia - In today's low interest rate environment, do not expect huge yields ... Vanguard, iShares, and îState Street Global Advisorsî all offer mortgage-based ETFs with an expense fee under 0.3%. Anything...

March 3, 2015 Libertine FPE Selected to Present at CleanEquity Monaco 2015

WCAX-TV - Other partners and sponsors include Prince Albert II of Monaco's Foundation, Covington & Burling, îThe Climate Groupî, Porter Novelli, Cranfield University, PR Newswire, the Monte-Carlo SBM,...

March 3, 2015 Ocwen to sell mortgage servicing rights on $45 bln of agency loans

Reuters - Ocwen said on Monday it expected the transaction to close by mid-2015, subject to approvals by îFannie Maeî and the U.S. Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). (Reporting by Neha Dimri in Bengaluru; Editing...

March 3, 2015 INDCs: Bridging the Gap Between National and International Climate Action

Breaking Energy - During her PhD studies, she was also a writer for the îInternational Institute for Sustainable Developmentî (IISD) Reporting Services, covering biodiversity and climate change meetings, including the...


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