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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]

February 17, 2015 GreenBiz Forum 2015

Source: GreenBiz

GreenBiz Forum 2015 brings together an unprecedented partnership between GreenBiz Group, The Sustainability Consortium, and The Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, a unit of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of...[more]

January 31, 2015 Our Grand Fortunes, Our Grand Waste

Good things trickle down from the top, cheerleaders for grand fortune like to argue, when wealth concentrates. In real life, suggests economist Robert Frank, inequality makes things worse even for its ostensible beneficiaries. ...

January 30, 2015 Oklahoma Shelter Provides Safe Place For Women

DESCRIPTION:This week?s blog post is by?Marie Robinson, Executive Director for the Wings of Hope Family Crisis Center. Her organization is one of the shelters who received a 2014 shelter grant from The Mary Kay Foundation?. When...

January 30, 2015 From Challenges to Opportunities: The 7 Sustainability Opportunities for Canadian Business in 2015

Guest blog by Network for Business Sustainability DESCRIPTION:Canadian businesses play a critical role in building resilient economies and communities. Our latest report, From Challenges to Opportunities: The 7 Sustainability...

January 30, 2015 Wish Week: 12 Wish Kids Gear up for Super Bowl 49 with Make-A-Wish?

DESCRIPTION:Twelve excited wish kids are about to experience their most heartfelt wish come true this weekend courtesy of Make-A-Wish?.???????????? The 12 wish kids, from 10 different states, arrived in Phoenix on Wednesday for...

January 30, 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC] The Impact of Recycling: Making a Daily Difference

From milk jugs to toilet paper rolls, your recycling really adds up. See the impact. DESCRIPTION:See how recycling makes an impact every day on the Live Green Blog. ? ABOUT RECYCLEBANKRecyclebank inspires and rewards smarter,...

January 30, 2015 Holland America Line Names Orlando Ashford as President

DESCRIPTION:SEATTLE, January 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ ? Holland America Line announced in November that effective Dec. 1, Orlando Ashford will join the company as president to lead the award-winning cruise line's brand and business,...

January 30, 2015 Submission Call: Talkback - Supply Chain Sustainability

by David Connor DESCRIPTION:Today we are calling for audience submitted articles to push on ?Supply Chain Sustainability? for our next Talkback Series beginning in early February. We invite leaders of today and tomorrow to submit...

January 30, 2015 Bombardier?s Sustainability Leadership Recognized

DESCRIPTION:January 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Bombardier announced today that it has won the Industry Leader, Gold Class distinction for the third consecutive year in RobecoSAM?s ?The Sustainability Yearbook?, the world?s most...

January 30, 2015 UPS Committed to More

DESCRIPTION:Rhonda Clark, UPS Chief Sustainability Officer, shares UPS?s approach to sustainability.?When it comes to sustainability, UPS is Committed to More? - for customers, the environment and the communities we serve around...

January 30, 2015 $5 Million Commitment to Georgia Tech from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation Names Scheller College?s Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business

Center at Georgia Tech is named after Alumnus Ray C. Anderson DESCRIPTION:January 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Georgia Institute of Technology?s Scheller College of Business has received a $5 million commitment from the Ray C....

January 30, 2015 As Part of Ninth Annual National Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day, Citi Releases Latest ?Money Matters? Guide

Publication Encourages Low-Income Taxpayers to Claim Billions in Available Benefits DESCRIPTION:NEW YORK, January 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ ? Today, Citi ? in collaboration with nonprofit partners in eight states across the United...

January 30, 2015 Sanofi Pasteur Provides Significant Donation to East Stroudsburg Salvation Army

DESCRIPTION:As part of their local philanthropic and community programming, last month Sanofi Pasteur ? the vaccines division of Sanofi -- provided a significant monetary contribution to the Salvation Army in East Stroudsburg....

January 30, 2015 Panel: Closing the LGBT Gap in the Tech Industry

DESCRIPTION:Originally posted on Bloomberg Now. Last week, Bloomberg assembled a panel of leaders from the Bay Area?s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community for a?discussion?around the tech industry?s opportunity...

January 30, 2015 Let's Not be Fools with New Tools

DESCRIPTION:Recently I read a startling statement which pointed to the fact that apparently more people in the world today have cell phones than toilets. It seems that once again I am in the minority, since I do choose to have...

January 30, 2015 Amway Korea: A University Case Study on Shared Value

Study explores journey of US-based Amway entering the South Korean market ? adapting to local culture, business climate and economic pressures DESCRIPTION:A conversation between the head of Amway Korea marketing and a professor...

January 30, 2015 Interviews from the Archives: Philip Mees

DESCRIPTION:We have created a mini series of excerpts from our archive of interviews in the RSF Quarterly. Lots of wisdom was shared by these individuals who hold deep ties to the roots of the organization as early trustees and...

January 30, 2015 MGIC Promotes Head of Human Resources and Vice President Managing Director, and Adds Two to National Accounts Team

The Wall Street Transcript - Mrs. Mitchell is a graduate of the University of Central Florida. Mr. Bates comes to MGIC from îAssurantî Specialty Property where he was the Director of Product Development. His previous...

January 30, 2015 CFPB Moves To Expand Rural Mortgage Lending

Law 360 - Law360, New York (January 29, 2015, 5:17 PM ET) -- The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî on Thursday said it wanted to expand mortgage lending in rural and underserved communities by increasing the...

January 30, 2015 Fed stays 'patient' but rate hikes are coming

CNN Money - Mike Arone, a chief investment strategist with îState Street Global Advisorsî, said investors may have been hoping ... "If the Fed does start to lift rates in the current îenvironmentî, it...

January 30, 2015 IN THE KITCHEN: How far we've come

Central Jersey - Youâre probably familiar with food writer and activist îMichael Pollanî' His mother is Corky (once style director of âGourmetâ magazine), and his sisters are Lori, Dana, and Tracy....

January 30, 2015 Cruz offers amendment to expedite LNG exports

Your Houston News - Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today spoke on the Senate floor to offer an amendment to the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval bill that will expedite liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to the 160 countries in the...

January 30, 2015 US solar complaint against India set to reopen as Obama leaves town

PV Tech - The present buoyant relations between the US and India over clean energy policy could face their first test next week as a îWorld Trade Organizationî panel prepares to hear a US complaint over Indiaâs...

January 30, 2015 UPDATE: European stocks pulled down by oil shares

news.morningstar.com - Markets: The îStoxxî Europe 600 fell 0.3% to 368.03, with the oil and gas group losing nearly 3%. U.S. oil futures (CLH5) languished at their worst level since March 2009 after a slide on...

January 30, 2015 109th Tennessee General Assembly re-elects David Lillard to Fourth Term as State Treasurer

Clarksville Online - Nashville, TN â Members of the 109th General Assembly reelected, by acclamation, David H. Lillard to a fourth term as Tennessee State Treasurer. The State Treasurer is a Constitutional Officer elected...

January 30, 2015 European Stocks Rise as Oil Steadies

Wall Street Journal - European stocks rose Friday, boosted by a late rise on Wall Street. The îStoxxî Europe 600 was 0.4% higher in early trade, reversing the previous dayâs decline, leaving the index marginally...

January 30, 2015 No US chicken legs, please! India tells WTO

India TV - New Delhi: India has challenged a îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) ruling asking it to lift ban on the import of cheap chicken legs from the United States. Indiaâs objection is aimed at helping check...

January 30, 2015 Cavco Industries Reports Fiscal 2015 Third Quarter Results

GlobeNewswire - Cavco's mortgage subsidiary, CountryPlace, is an approved îFannie Maeî and Ginnie Mae seller/servicer and offers conforming mortgages to purchasers of factory-built and site-built homes. Its insurance...

January 30, 2015 Corn and Ethanol Groups Blast Report

Domestic Fuel - The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy all released statements critical of ânewâ research from the îWorld Resources...

January 30, 2015 FTSE set for best month in nearly a year

Yahoo Finance - The FTSE 100 has underperformed a 7.5 percent gain for the euro zone blue chip Euro îSTOXXî 50 this month, however, with ECB action spurring the region's stocks to their best monthly gain since 2011....

January 30, 2015 Eyeing New Technology for Pipeline Leak Detection

Innovative leak detection technology to be used at a TransCanada pump station DESCRIPTION:When it comes to triple axels, even the most imperceptible of flaws in a figure skater?s performance can impact a final score. So when...

January 30, 2015 Hail the Rise of the Indian Wild Tiger

by Sangeeta Haindl DESCRIPTION:This is a good news story about the wild Indian tiger. As according to the latest tiger figures released in a report by India?s National Tiger Conservation Authority the population is rising! In...

January 30, 2015 Asian assets remain favourable, HSBC Global AM says

theasset.com - Equities and corporate bonds, particularly in Asia, remain attractive in 2015 as corporates continue to record strong profitability and offer good valuations, said îHSBC Global Asset Managementî (HSBC)....

January 30, 2015 Coons slams South African ban on U.S. poultry

Delaware Online - âNot only is this claim false, the îWorld Trade Organizationî recently deemed Chinaâs nearly identical ban to be illegal,â he added. Coons noted the poultry industry supports more...

January 30, 2015 Asian markets swing, cushioned by Wall Street gains

themalaymailonline.com - But with quarterly results being released now, investors are seeing if there is any forward-looking indication on how companies will perform in 2015,â said Masaru Hamasaki, head of the market &...

January 30, 2015 Does The Russian Rate Cut Mean It's Time To Buy'

Forbes - But it had to happen sooner or later, as 17% rates are hardly îsustainableî, and were implemented mainly in ... One could consider this at an overall index level. According to îMSCIîâs...

January 30, 2015 For ISIS, tough times as it seeks to regroup

4029 TV - Torbjorn Soltvedt, a senior analyst at consultancy Verisk îMaplecroftî, agrees that ISIS is on the back foot in Iraq, relying more on classic insurgency tactics such as roadside bombs and unable to move in...

January 30, 2015 State of the Union Shows Obama Still Needs Movement Pressure on Climate

Truth Out - She continues to work closely with the DSN, and this spring was a social media intern for the New Economy Coalition. Kate is also a board member at the îResponsible Endowments Coalitionî. > 2553

January 30, 2015 Climate change and Asia: Time to act

Himalayan Times - It would be none too soon. The îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî recently warned again that the world must act now to avoid irreversible damage. Despite such clear warnings, many people...

January 30, 2015 BNP: Emerging Markets readying for the next great race

Finanzen - Patrick Mange, Strategist Emerging Markets provides his insight on Emerging Markets for year 2015. âAsia is the main beneficiary of the recent drop in oil prices and a strong US-dollar.â Emerging market...

January 30, 2015 Dreyfus Strategic Municipal Bond Fund, Inc. Annual Report Now Available

Business Wire - NEW YORK--(îBUSINESS WIREî)--The annual report for Dreyfus Strategic Municipal Bond Fund, Inc. (NYSE:DSM) for the annual period ended November 30, 2014 has been filed with the Securities and Exchange...

January 30, 2015 HBO History Makers Series with Janet Napolitano

Council on Foreign Relations - whether commercial, noncommercial, educational, or promotional, is expressly prohibited without the written permission of the copyright owner, the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî. For...

January 30, 2015 Urban heatwaves getting worse, study confirms

Yahoo! - This proportion is expected to rise to 60 percent by 2030 and 70 percent by 2050. In its landmark Fifth Assessment Report, the UN's îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) last year said it was...

January 30, 2015 "This week is National Save for Retirement Week and, lo and behold, it just got a little harder to do ..."

AD HOC News - This week is National Save for Retirement Week and, lo and behold, it just got a little harder to do just that. The national average of interest on savings accounts... weiterlesen ... Dazu berichtet feedsportal.com:...

January 30, 2015 Axa IM's Thomas ditched in giant-slaying FE Alpha Manager list update

Fundweb - îSchrodersî multi-manager head Marcus Brookes has been punished for hoarding cash. His £1.43bn Schroder MM Diversity portfolio has 34 per cent in cash, not including the balances held by...

January 30, 2015 ACC buys bulk of Utilico's Infratil share sale

Share Chat - Last month the investment firm teamed up with the îNew Zealand Superannuation Fundî to buy Australia's fourth biggest retirement village operator RetireAustralia for A$640.2 million. > 2553

January 30, 2015 PEASE: The CFR loads the 2016 presidential election

Your Houston News - I make the same prediction today for whoever follows Barack Obama to the presidency. Such has been the case since the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî was founded by its international banker creators...

January 30, 2015 For Saudis, falling oil demand is more worrying than glut

Guelph Mercury - Investments in clean energy rose 16 per cent to $310 billion in 2014, the first increase in three years, according to Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî. Solar and wind installations will grow 10 per cent...

January 30, 2015 Carlyle : US-BASED CARLYLE GROUP CLOSE TO ACQUIRING DESTIMONEY FROM NEW SILK ROUTE

4 Traders - îThe Carlyle groupî of US is close to acquiring Destimoney Enterprises from private equity firm New Silk Route (NSR) for an estimated Rs1,000 crore. Destimoney, formerly Dawnay Day AV Financial Services,...

January 30, 2015 Russian Ruble Falls After Rate Cut

Wall Street Journal - The decline in prices was the largest since July 2009. The îStoxxî Europe 600 reversed earlier gains to trade 0.5% lower late morning, while Germanyâs DAX 30 lost 0.5% and Franceâs...

January 30, 2015 Africa could end hunger in next decade

The Christian Science Monitor - Some business leaders meeting in Davos, Switzerland, for the îWorld Economic Forumî backed that view. Economic breakthroughs over the next 15 years will "improve the lives of people in...

January 30, 2015 LETTERS: Difficult to sort out the fact from fiction

Chilliwack Times - A good example is the most recent report by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî. If you get past the summary for policy makers, written by political functionaries and approved by their...

January 30, 2015 Army failed to protect hundreds of Nigerians from Boko Haram despite advance warning about deadly raids

The Windsor Star - Boko Haram has escalated its violent campaign to impose Shariah, or Islamic rule, in Africaâs biggest oil-producing nation, killing more than 4,700 people last year, double the amount in 2013, risk...

January 30, 2015 House, Senate to tackle open Internet legislation

archive.courierpostonline.com - "Without strong FCC rules, industry gatekeepers could pick winners and losers on the Internet," said Ellen Bloom, head of federal policy for îConsumers Unionî. "It's not an exaggeration...

January 30, 2015 Game Night In Smashville - Hey, Barry's Back!

Hockey Buzz - Before I get started, Iâd like you to know about the Peterson for Parkinsonâs fundraiser happening on February 16th at the Franklin Theatre. Itâs called âSongwriters and Storytellersâ...

January 30, 2015 Cost Accountant

gaapweb.com - Salary will be dependent on skills and qualification - CIMA, ACCA, ACA, îQBEî and my client will consider PQ candidates if you have relevent skills within Cost Accounting. The position would suit someone...

January 30, 2015 Governor seeks $1.5B in bonds for Kansas pension system

KWCH 12 - The state has committed to additional spending to bolster the long-term financial health of the îKansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî. Benefits are only 60 percent funded through 2033, but the...

January 30, 2015 Access Point Financial Continues Prudent Growth Throughout 2014

Business Wire - PacWest-Capital Source and East West Bank Expanded its short term mortgage/bridge loan program in response to more hoteliers acquiring and repositioning îdistressed assetsî, or being faced with senior...

January 30, 2015 Cotton and Textiles - Development work on Sialkot tanneries zone in full swing

Business Recorder - Wednesday that STZ was being developed on 392 acres costing Rs 406 million. Sialkot is recognised as one of the leading exporters of leather based products in Pakistan. The tanneries around the city were...

January 30, 2015 Blackstone Q4 Earnings Beat on Effective Cost Management

ZACKS - îThe Blackstone Groupî L.P. (BX - Analyst Report) reported fourth-quarter 2014 economic net income (ENI) of $1.25 per share, significantly outpacing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 95 cents. However, the...

January 30, 2015 Is Cheap Oil Dooming Renewable Energy'

International Business Times - Or, in other words: âThe story should not be how falling oil prices will impact the shift to clean energy, it should be how the shift to clean energy is impacting the oil price,â Michael...

January 30, 2015 Fitch Takes Various Actions on MSCI 2005-HQ6

istock Analyst - The asset is a 426,384 square foot (sf) office and industrial property located in Hatboro, PA. The loan was transferred to îspecial servicingî in March 2009 for imminent default and became REO in...

January 30, 2015 FactCheck: Santorum, Huckabee distort climate change threats, solutions

Philadelphia Daily News - and prevents them from using the U.S. lack of action for theirs.â In its latest report, the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî found that human influence on climate is clear....

January 30, 2015 NIST issues final guidance for mobile app security

Government Computer News - The îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyîâs Vetting the Security of Mobile Applications, (SP 800-163) aims to help organizations assess the security and privacy risks...

January 30, 2015 Alex FM scoops international award

sabc.co.za - The annual event organised by the îStockholm International Water Instituteî took place from 31st of August to the 5th of September. The event focuses on world water and developmental issues. It is...

January 30, 2015 Entellus Medical has better-than-expected IPO

Minneapolis Star Tribune - The Plymouth company raised $78.3 million, more than expected. Officials from Plymouth-based Entellus Medical Inc. rang the closing bell at the îNasdaq Stock Marketî on Thursday to conclude...

January 30, 2015 Erdogan Scores Big Win in Overcoming Graft Scandal

Wall Street Journal - a U.K.-based director at risk advisory Verisk îMaplecroftî. âErdogan and his inner circle have been pretty effective in removing proven or suspected supporters of the Gulen movement, and...

January 30, 2015 Artisans Face Fast-Changing Environment in SoCal

Variety - The Assn. of Digital Artists, Professionals, & Technicians, or ADAPT, attempted to challenge foreign subsidies using îWorld Trade Organizationî treaty rules, but that effort ended earlier this year....

January 30, 2015 India wants to keep US chicken legs out

Times of India - NEW DELHI: India has challenged a îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) ruling, asking it to lift a ban on the import of poultry from the US, a move aimed at helping check shipment of low-cost chicken...

January 30, 2015 MAS: Christoph Mueller, the new man in the cockpit

Astro Awani - îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî has. Mueller, who was previously the chief of Irish airline, Aer Lingus, has 25 years of experience under his belt. His wealth of experience has made him of the most suitable...

January 30, 2015 Nordex To Supply Turbines For Exelon Project In Maryland

North American Windpower - Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî reports that U.S. wind installations came back in a big way from a disappointing 2013. IRS Specifies Performance, Quality Standards For Small Wind Turbines The...

January 30, 2015 Climate models don't over-predict warming, study shows

Los Angeles Times - The researchers chose the 15- and 62-year intervals because they are the durations referenced most often by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, which focuses particularly on...

January 30, 2015 Capo Kindergarten Vaccination Rates Too low for Herd Immunity From Measles

Patch - About 90 percent of unvaccinated people who come into contact with the measles will get it, according to the îCenter for Disease Controlî. However, only 83.8 percent of this yearâs kindergarten...

January 30, 2015 Fitch: BDC Energy Exposure Manageable Under Stress

Financial Content - PennantPark Investment Corporation (PNNT) and îApollo Investmentî Corporation (AINV), the two firms with the most significant exposure to oil and gas, and energy broadly, would experience leverage...

January 30, 2015 Monsanto Rewarded for Sustainable Water Management

Benzinga - From left: Annick Pleysier, Regulatory Affairs Lead EMEA for Monsanto; Fritz Barth, Co-Chairman of the îEuropean Water Partnershipî; Marc Van Peel, Chair of the Antwerp Harbor; Frank Lingier, Plant Manager...

January 30, 2015 Obama's Climate Plan Could Threaten U.S. Forests

Politico - Searchinger is the lead author of a new îWorld Resources Instituteî report demonstrating the limited energy potential of biomass, along with the massive potential for destruction that could result from a...

January 30, 2015 Man dies in accident on US 224 east of Tiffin

The Advertiser-Tribune - According to State Highway Patrol, Ted Patrick, 28, of Willard, was deceased at the scene of this morning's fiery crash on US 224. His truck drifted left of center and collided with an îAmerican...

January 30, 2015 Fitch affirms GIB's long-term ratings

Gulf Daily News - GIB's ratings are driven by Fitch's expectation of an extremely high probability of support from the bank's longstanding majority shareholder, the îPublic Investment Fundî of îSaudiî...

January 30, 2015 Oil slide triggers LNG drop as India demand seen rising

MENAFN - Costs in Asia will this year average below 10 per million British thermal units for the first time in four years as new projects in Australia and the US boost supply through 2016, Bloomberg îNew Energy...

January 30, 2015 Arthur J. Palmitessa

Journal Tribune - In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances may be made to Briarleaf Nursing and îConvalescentî Center, 252 Belmont Ave., Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 18901 or the Alzheimerâs Foundation of America,...

January 30, 2015 BLACKROCK INCOME AND GROWTH INVESTMENT TRUST PLC: Holding(s) in Company

Bloomberg - Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation (iii): îBlackRock Investmentî Management (UK) Limited (4). Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.) (iv): Nutraco Nominees Limited...

January 30, 2015 UN Court Upholds 2 Bosnian Serbs' Genocide Convictions

ABC News - Appeals judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal have upheld genocide convictions against two senior Bosnian Serbs for their roles in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, the first final judgment for genocide by the...

January 30, 2015 CSPI Refuses to Debate Consumers Union on Labeling of GMO Foods

corporatecrimereporter.com - With one notable exception â the îCenter for Science in the Public Interestî (CSPI). CSPI is opposed to mandatory labeling of GMO foods. Or as Gregory Jaffe, CSPIâs director of...

January 30, 2015 Silver would make more money if he retired

Journal News Media Group - But Silverâs pensionable âservice creditsâ may add to that amount. If he was enrolled as a full-time member of the îNew York City pensionî system when he began working as a...

January 30, 2015 Slower loan growth for local banks

The Standard - Total loans rendered by local banks rose just 12.7 percent last year from 2013, with trade finance slipping 1.4 percent, îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî data showed yesterday. Pre-tax operating profit...

January 30, 2015 Turbana Partners with Sendik's Food Market to Raise Funds for Nonprofit that Provides Support for Breast Cancer Patients and Their Loved Ones

StreetInsider - Turbana is proud to have been the first organization to bring îFair Trade Certifiedî bananas to North America. A pioneer in sustainability and social consciousness, Turbana has developed the farming...

January 30, 2015 Fitch Rates AT&T's Credit Facilities 'A'; Remains on Negative Watch

Cellular-News - îFitch Ratingsî has assigned an 'A' rating to AT&T's proposed $9.155 billion senior unsecured credit agreement. Fitch has also assigned an 'A' rating to AT&T's $2 billion 18 month senior...

January 30, 2015 LG Receives Honors In Global 100 Sustainability Index and Yearbook

v2.twice.com - earning the top honor in its industry sector in both the 2015 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index from îCorporate Knightsî and the 2015 Sustainability Yearbook from RobecoSAM. In...

January 30, 2015 Good oil for RBA

Adelaide Now - îFitch Ratingsî says most Australians lumbered with a mortgage will save less from a 0.25 percentage point cut to the official interest rate than they are reaping from the tumbling oil price. Based on...

January 30, 2015 US home ownership rate falls to 20-year low

Deseret News - Furthermore, the government has taken some steps to ease lending standards. Government-controlled housing finance giants îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî last month announced new programs to...

January 30, 2015 Rural Schools Grant Program Seeking Applicants for 2015 Funding

Wisconsin Ag Connection - îMonsantoî is once again sponsoring its Farmers Grow Rural Education program, which will award public school districts with grant monies of either $10,000 or $25,000. The company says school...

January 30, 2015 Apple Daily: Apple's Historic Profits, YouTube Dumps Flash, Jobs Biopic Casting

Mac Life - According to îStandard and Poor'sî, Apple made history yesterday when it released its quarterly earnings report as all those iPhone sales resulted in the most profitable quarter in history. Elsewhere,...

January 30, 2015 International Expert Programme in Investigative and Legal Psychology (IEPILP)

ReliefWeb - The International Postgraduate Expert Programme in Investigative and Legal Psychology (IEPILP) is organized by the îUnited Nationsî Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) in...

January 30, 2015 Commercial Manager

gaapweb.com - Ideally, you will hold a recognised accountancy qualification, although outstanding candidates who are part qualified/îQBEî will be considered. What is absolutely essential is that you have first rate...

January 30, 2015 Top Rainmaker Leaves Kirkland for Paul Weiss

The American Lawyer - Other key Zeitzer clients include Searchlight Capital Partners, BC Partners and the îCanadian Pension Plan Investment Boardî, according to Kirklandâs web bio. Of course, Apolloâan...

January 30, 2015 True or False' Free And Reduced-Price Lunch = Poor

WBUR - For instance, states that use îaccountabilityî formulas to evaluate teachers, and sometimes to give bonuses to them, often factor into those calculations the proportion of F&R students they have. Baker...

January 30, 2015 Fitch: Swiss Currency Move Not Fazing Latin American Banks

Insurance News Net - The following is from îFitch Ratingsî on January 23: The rapid appreciation of the Swiss franc (CHF) following the Swiss National Bank's Jan. 15 decision to remove the euro/Swiss franc ceiling is...

January 30, 2015 SL Green (SLG) Beats Q4 FFO Estimates on Higher Revenues

ZACKS - As of Dec 31, 2014, SL Greenâs debt and îpreferred equityî investment portfolio totaled $1.2 billion, compared to $1.4 billion as of Sep 30, 2014. In the quarter, the company originated and retained new...

January 30, 2015 Scott Jarboe

The Business Journal - As South Market Retirement Leader, Mr. Jarboe will focus on ensuring client satisfaction and executing the overall Retirement îconsultingî strategy in the market. He will also continue to hold...

January 30, 2015 NADA 2015: The Keynote Was About More than Jeb Bush

Truth About Cars - When Jeb Bush gave his speech, the parts that encompassed car dealersâ interests involved the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî and its regulations on dealer financing. Bush felt that the...

January 30, 2015 U.S. insurance regulators aim to improve consumer cybersecurity protections

Reuters - Jan 29 (Reuters) - The îNational Association of Insurance Commissionersî has created a cybersecurity task force to increase protection of consumer information collected by insurers and held by state...

January 30, 2015 Banco Bradesco 4Q14 Results

Benzinga - The Bradesco Organization fully complies with internationally recognized sustainability and corporate governance initiatives, particularly: Global Compact, PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment), îEquator...

January 30, 2015 Bustling Texworld Showcases Returning Mills and New Exhibitors

California Apparel News - Returning exhibitor Tradegood, the international sourcing resource launched in 2012 by îIntertekî, partnered with Texworld this season to offer matchmaking opportunities for attendees looking...

January 30, 2015 State high court tosses suit over Keystone pipeline route

Concord Monitor - Nebraskaâs highest court threw out a challenge yesterday to a proposed route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, even though a majority of judges agreed the landowners who sued should have won their case....

January 30, 2015 Prepare for self-driving autos

Lethbridge Herald - While the idea of self-driving automobiles sounds like the stuff of science fiction, a new report from îthe Conference Boardî of Canada says they could be on our roads by 2020-25, and will bring...

January 30, 2015 Qantas Airways : EXPANDS BUSINESS REWARDS PROGRAM

4 Traders - Background: Aquire's extensive list of partners also includes Qantas, Westpac, Deloitte Private, GIO, Octet, Secure Parking, Regus, Randstad, Avis, Macquarie Leasing, Simply Energy, Staples, Snap, Budget,...

January 30, 2015 Despite low gas prices, gas tax increase appears unlikely

Fox 11 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The new Republican-controlled Congress is facing an old problem: where to find the money for highway and transit programs. With gasoline prices at their lowest in years, there had been talk that when...

January 30, 2015 India Ratings for Indian debt instruments - Jan 30

Reuters - Jan 30 (Reuters) - Below are the ratings awarded by India Ratings and Research Private Ltd (India Ratings), formerly known as îFitch Ratingsî India for local debt instruments as of January 29, 2015. COMPANY...

January 30, 2015 Alternative point of view

Money Management - As îState Street Global Advisorsî' (SSgA's) Global Market Outlook for 2015 notes ... but the downside risks are definitely there." This type of îenvironmentî is one where alternative...

January 30, 2015 An Economist Joins Cohn & Wolfe | Montreal

marketwired.com - and Associate Researcher for îthe Conference Boardî of Canada. "Along with Pierre's arrival, we wanted to expand the scope of our services to businesses and organizations in the public and private...

January 30, 2015 Genetics Society of America Names John Postlethwait as Recipient of George W. Beadle Award

News Wise - Newswise â BETHESDA, MD â The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce that John H. Postlethwait, PhD (University of Oregon) has been selected to receive the Society's George W. Beadle...

January 30, 2015 Poroshenko and US press Putin on Ukraine violence

Zee News - Western sanctions and a coinciding slide in the price of its vital oil exports have sent Russia into recession and seen îStandard and Poor'sî slap a "junk" rating on Moscow's foreign currency debt. The...

January 30, 2015 Form 8-K WORLD ACCEPTANCE CORP For: Jan 29

StreetInsider - the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî (the âCFPBâ), having jurisdiction over the Companyâs business or consumer financial transactions generically; the unpredictable nature of...

January 30, 2015 Photo Release -- TFS Financial Corporation Earnings Remain Steady

Financial Content - During the three months ended December 31, 2014, loan sales of $24.0 million were completed, consisting of $20.2 million of first mortgage loan originations sold to îFannie Maeî, and $3.8 million...

January 30, 2015 Qatari investors snap up Canary Wharf for £3billion as majority owner Songbird Estates drops opposition

This is Money - But it was forced to agree to the lower price once US investor Simon Glick, îChina Investment Corporationî and Morgan Stanley â which between them owned nearly 50 per cent of Songbird â...

January 30, 2015 Commentary: You are what you eat and how you grow it

Portland Press Herald - âWe canât solve the climate problem with just what we are doing with fossil fuels and energy,â said Doug Boucher, director of climate research at the îUnion of Concerned...

January 30, 2015 Different ball game for new McDonald's chief

Euro2day - In a surprising turn just a month into his tenure, the soft-spoken accountant appeared on Newsnight to debate with îEric Schlosserî, author of the anti-fast-food bestseller Fast Food Nation. Sales rebounded...

January 30, 2015 Schneider Electric ranked among top sustainability performers

Arab News - The index has been released by îCorporate Knightsî, the Toronto-based media and investment advisory company. Companies ranked in the Global 100 index are the top sustainability performers in their...

January 30, 2015 Hawaii Employees moving bond managers to new risk-based allocation

Pensions & Investments - îHawaii Employeesâ Retirement Systemî, Honolulu, is in the process of transitioning its fixed-income managers to two of its four new risk-based categories, said Vijoy Chattergy,...

January 30, 2015 Excavator Market in Indonesia 2014-2018

constructiondive.com - Excavators are used to excavate, discharge, or elevate materials with the help of a bucket fitted to the boom. These are self-propelled machines which runs using crawlers or wheels. These are highly...

January 30, 2015 Consumer Protection Bureau warns banks not to disclose probes

Washington Examiner - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî has warned banks and other financial institutions that they could face serious penalties if they publicly divulge any information related to a bureau...

January 30, 2015 Mexican residents block US-backed plan for hydroelectric plant near vital community waterways

Associated Press - "Unfortunately we had to write that project off," said George Osorio, Conduit's managing partner. Osorio blamed the îAccountabilityî Counsel, a San Francisco legal organization representing...

January 30, 2015 Charity urges drivers to #lookoutforkids on return to school

Voxy - The Week, which is sponsored by îQBEî Insurance, will focus on keeping our children and communities safe. To find out more and register for a free e-action pack with resources and activity ideas, visit...

January 30, 2015 Countries Pledge To End AIDS Epidemic By 2030

Spy Ghana - They made the resolve during the Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on HIV and AIDS. Organized by the îUnited Nationsî Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in Cooperation...

January 30, 2015 Business News Roundup, Jan. 30

San Francisco Gate - Mortgage company îFreddie Macî says the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage edged up to 3.66 percent from 3.63 percent last week. The new average rate is still around its lowest level since...

January 30, 2015 The new big mac at McDonald's is British - but can Steve Easterbrook revive US burger chain's fortunes'

The Independent - He was debating the companyâs role with îEric Schlosserî, the author of Fast Food Nation, which examined the global influence of the US fast-food industry. Since then, he has masterminded a...

January 30, 2015 Shell bows to investor pressure on climate risk

Reuters - Andrew Logan, an analyst at îsustainabilityî-focused investor group îCeresî, said such moves by a company to recommend an activist groupâs resolution is rare and reflects the pressure...

January 30, 2015 Songbird swansong offers clarity for Canary Wharf at cheap price

Financial Times - Its triumph in the rematch, thanks to an alliance with the îQatar Investment Authorityî, is a testament to its staying power. Paul Reichmann would surely have approved. He was the driving force that...

January 30, 2015 Inchcape names Bacardi executive as new CEO

Yahoo Finance UK and Ireland - LONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Car (HKSE: 0699.HK - news) dealer Inchcape (LSE: INCH.L - news) has named Bacardi executive Stefan Bomhard as its new chief executive, succeeding André...

January 30, 2015 Premiere of cutting-edge cooling appliance at CES 2015

Tucson News Now - LAS VEGAS and LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, Jan. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Haier, a leading global manufacturer of household appliances, Astronautics Corporation of America, a global technology company, and BASF, the...

January 30, 2015 The lowdown on low-down payment loans

Orange County Register - From îFreddie Macîâs weekly survey: The 30-year fixed rate bumped up ... Letâs start with a brief overview of îFannie Maeîâs minimal 3 percent down program that...

January 30, 2015 Obama ad Nauseum

Ammo Land - And global warming has been the greatest hoax of the modern era, getting its start in the late 1980s and becoming a huge academic industry generated by the United Nations îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate...

January 30, 2015 Singapore Eases Monetary Policy

Wall Street Journal - He said that surprise policy measures create more uncertainty and higher volatility, and make the trading îenvironmentî difficult ... head of fixed income in Asia Pacific at îState Street...

January 30, 2015 Kotak Realty to raise $250 million fund

Live Mint & Wall Street Journal - Kotakâs $392 million offshore fund in 2013-14 had included a commitment of around $200 million from sovereign wealth fund îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî. With home sales...

January 30, 2015 AAAS Scientists: Consensus on GMO Safety Firmer Than For Human-Induced Climate Change

The Huffington Post - îJon Entineî, executive director of the Genetic Literacy Project, is a Senior Fellow at the World Food Center Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy, University of California-Davis. Follow...

January 30, 2015 Develop strategies at local level to tackle disasters, experts say

Times of India - He was speaking at an international conference on "Agro Biodiversity and 20 Years of îWorld Trade Organizationî" held at Tamil Nadu Dr Ambedkar Law University. With climactic shifts in the last...

January 30, 2015 Tripoli rivals to join peace talks 'if held in Libya'

yourmiddleeast.com - During a first round of UN-mediated discussions in Geneva earlier this month, the îUnited Nationsî said the warring sides agreed on a roadmap to form a unity government. Some of the bloodiest...

January 30, 2015 Legislative Experts Question Legality of Treasury's GSE Moves

American Banker Online - WASHINGTON â The Treasury Department has exceeded its authority by keeping îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî in conservatorship so long and taking all their profits, two...

January 30, 2015 Downturn in long-term interest rates a challenge for pension funds: experts

Energetic City - Manuel Monteiro, a partner with global pension îconsultingî firm îMercerî, says all of the gains made during the previous year have been reversed, with long-term interest rates once again...

January 30, 2015 More of London under its sleeve: Qatari-Led group wins $4 billion battle for Canary Wharf

Al Bawaba - îQatar Investment Authorityî (QIA) and partner launched a 350 pence-a-share offer direct to Songbird shareholders in December, hoping to add a financial district rivaling the City of London to landmarks...

January 30, 2015 Quinn gives paid appointments to some ex-staff members on way out of governor's office

Greenfield Daily Reporter - SPRINGFIELD, Illinois â Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn handed out some prestigious appointments to staff members on his way out the door. The Democrat appointed Tumia (tee-AH'-mah) Romero to an...

January 30, 2015 Under the Hood: Life Expectancy and Financial Planning

Think Advisor - In the good ole' days, it was common to work for one company your entire career and retire with a lifetime pension. With a pension plan, Social Security and a little bit of savings, retirees could live comfortably...

January 30, 2015 KIC looking to invest in overseas real estate with local asset mgmt firm

MKë´ì¤ - îKorea Investment Corporationî (KIC), a South Korean sovereign wealth fund, would move to invest in overseas real estate, in collaboration with a local asset management company. It is...

January 30, 2015 Europe Stocks Head for Best January Since 1989

Bloomberg - (Bloomberg) -- European stocks were little changed, with the îStoxxî Europe 600 Index heading for its best start to a year since 1989. The îStoxxî 600 lost less than 0.1 percent to 368.62 at...

January 30, 2015 Insurance Choices Dwindle In Rural California As Blue Shield Pulls Back

NPR News - Competition in the marketplace is a good thing, in that it does keep companies, in some sense, honest." îAssurantî Health says it sells individual policies in every California zip code, and covers...

January 30, 2015 Sundance: THR Critics Pick Their 12 Favorite Films (So Far)

Yahoo Movies - DAVID ROONEY Western (Read the review) Sibling filmmakers Turner Ross and Bill Ross IV use their incisive îveriteî lens to create an eye-opening ... a nonprofit dedicated to helping sex...

January 30, 2015 Borealis receives the TMI Corporate Recognition Award for Innovation and Excellence in Treasury

Newswire Today - It generated EUR 8.1 billion in sales revenue in 2013. The îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî (IPIC) of Abu Dhabi owns 64% of the company, with the remaining 36% owned by OMV, the leading...

January 30, 2015 Coach Sales Are Still Tanking, But Stock Rises On Earnings Beat

Forbes - ... by îThomson Reutersî îThomson Reutersî anticipated revenue of $1.23 billion and earnings of 66 cents per share. âAs we look over our planning horizon, we remain confident in our roadmap...

January 30, 2015 Detroit Fires Lawyer Joseph Turner

JD Journal - Summary: Detroit fires lawyer Joseph Turner and his firm after scandal. Detroit is attempting to make a clean sweep from the sort of corruption and incompetence that contributed to the cityâs colossal...

January 30, 2015 US interest rate rise may be delayed

Hedge Week - Lisa Hornby (pictured), US Fixed Income Portfolio Manager at îSchrodersî, comments on yesterdayâs Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement⦠The January FOMC statement was...

January 30, 2015 Storm shutters Pilgrim nuclear plant

capecodtimes.com - Storm conditions, particularly at a plant adjacent to wind-driven salt water, can cause arcing, according to David Lochbaum, director of nuclear safety for the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî....

January 30, 2015 HK's exchange fund at 3.152 tln HKD in December 2014

Xinhua News Agency - HONG KONG, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- The îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî (HKMA) said on Friday that the total assets of the Exchange Fund amounted to 3.1521 trillion HK dollars (about 406.73 billion U.S....

January 30, 2015 Al-Qaida Trained Paris Suspect, Official Says

Anchorage Daily News - He was so well known for his extremist links that he appeared in a 2005 îdocumentaryî shown on France 3, a state television channel, about Franceâs jihadist underworld. He was presented as...

January 30, 2015 Fitch: High-Cost, High-Rate States Most Challenged by EPA Clean Power Plan

Market Watch - according to a new îFitch Ratingsî' report. Fitch's inaugural Carbon Cost Recovery Index (CCRI) shows that utilities in Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Mississippi and West Virginia will face the greatest...

January 30, 2015 Insurance Company Serving 80,000 Nebraskans Files for Order of Liquidation

nbcneb.com - "We've seen a lot of activity, of course, with United Healthcare, Coventry Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, îAssurantî, I would say those are the 4 major ones," said Green of the other options since...

January 30, 2015 Cheat Sheet: How CFPB's Mortgage Changes Will Help Small Banks

American Banker Online - In yet another revision of its mortgage rules, the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî proposed making it easier for small and rural lenders to make "qualified mortgages." Industry...

January 30, 2015 Biofuel goals could require all the world's crops

CBS News - The îWorld Resources Instituteî (WRI) report Thursday concluded that in order to ramp up biofuel production as much as many governments would like would take all the crops, grass and wood harvested today....

January 30, 2015 Inchcape Appoints Stefan Bomhard As Chief Executive - Quick Facts

Realtime Business News - Previously, the company had said that its Group chief executive officer André Lacroix would leave the Group and join îIntertekî plc (ITRK.L) as chief executive officer....

January 30, 2015 Election issues get a close look in Olympia | THE PETRI DISH

bainbridgereview.com - It took time to track the source of the money to a union-sponsored group. Also that year, the îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî spent several million dollars to defeat a food-labeling...

January 30, 2015 Resurgent Calgary Flames eager for a new home

Globe and Mail - âAbsolutely, this is critical to the ongoing îsustainabilityî and vitality of this team in ... Glen Hodgson is a senior vice-president and chief economist for îthe Conference Boardî...

January 30, 2015 President Obama pushes for better, faster, cheaper broadband across US

freepressjournal.in - Washington: Asserting that high-speed Internet connectivity was today a necessity and not a luxury, US President Barack Obama has pushed for a better, faster and cheaper broadband across the country....

January 30, 2015 Rustic Plate: Cook to take back control

Dothan Eagle - Mr. Boswell also credited cooking for advancing human civilization as a whole. Sounds lofty' Perhaps, and yet author and journalist îMichael Pollanî reinforced this very notion 240 years later in his...

January 30, 2015 This Business Card Is The Stretch Hummer Of Business Cards, And I Got It At Davos

The Business Insider - Check out all the business cards I picked up last week at the îWorld Economic Forumî in Davos. Nicholas Carlson/Business Insider One was the very best. It was from a man named Evan Luthra. It's...

January 30, 2015 Alibaba Clash Spotlights China Political Risk for Business

Bloomberg - Ma appeared at the îWorld Economic Forumî in Davos, Switzerland as part of the official delegation led by Premier Li Keqiang. Palser of the Risk Advisory Group is watching for the next development to help...

January 30, 2015 The concept of success in Islam

Vanguard - Our children are our future. When you properly invest in them you invest in your future. Some people want to run but they have tied their feet. You want to be happy in future when you can no longer do as you do now but...

January 30, 2015 Landmark Aviation Appoints Chief Information Officer

aviationpros.com - The Company offers a wide range of services, including FBO, MRO, aircraft management & charter. Landmark is a portfolio company of îthe Carlyle Groupî. For more information, visit...

January 30, 2015 Can Business Savvy, Clout And Charisma Supercharge Patient Safety'

Forbes - âThis isnât the same old thing.â No, it wasnât. The movement is following the îClinton Global Initiativeî strategy of securing public commitments for specific actions. At this, the...

January 30, 2015 Report: Governments Should Phase Out Emphasis on Bioenergy

Chem Info - The analysis by the Washington, D.C.-based îWorld Resources Instituteî said dedicating property that would otherwise be used for food crops to crops used for energy increases competition for land. The...

January 30, 2015 Rowan L. Clark

Natchez Democrat - BUDE â Services for Rowan L. âBig Dogâ Clark, 106, of Bude, who died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at Meadville îConvalescentî Home, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Triumph the Church of...

January 30, 2015 For green, comfortable homes, Mali turns to mud

Reuters - MASSAKO, Mali (îThomson Reutersî Foundation) - Building a house in the poorest ... has helped train local builders in mud-brick construction techniques. The aim is to build a îsustainableî,...

January 30, 2015 Russia in the cross hairs

presstv.com - The other item in the interview was the downgrading of Russian credit to junk status. îStandard and Poorâsî downgrade is, without any doubt, a political act. It proves what we already know, and...

January 30, 2015 Russia scorns 'politically motivated' downgrade to junk rating

Yahoo News - Moscow (AFP) - Moscow on Tuesday slammed îStandard and Poor'sî for downgrading Russia's credit rating to "junk", saying the move was motivated by the West's current standoff with Russia over Ukraine. A...

January 30, 2015 Britain's FTSE set for best month in nearly a year

Economic Times - The FTSE 100 has underperformed a 7.5 per cent gain for the euro zone blue chip Euro îSTOXXî 50 this month, however, with ECB action spurring the region's stocks to their best monthly gain since 2011....

January 30, 2015 Income funds: Will they solve the pensions freedom conundrum'

ProfessionallAdsviser - Neil Woodford's fund, CF Woodford Equity Income fund, began trading in June 2014; BNY Mellon launched the Newton Multi-Asset Income fund in January; and the îSchrodersî multi-asset income fund...

January 30, 2015 Consumer Group Wants Out-of-Statute Collection Ban

collectionscreditrisk.com - The National Consumer Law Center wants the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî to ban all out-of-statute debt collections, arguing that the practice of chasing "zombie debts" is unfair,...

January 30, 2015 WSFS Reports 4th Quarter 2014 EPS of $1.32 Reflecting Strong Revenue Growth; and Reports Full Year 2014 EPS of $5.78, a 14% Increase Over 2013

Financial Content - possible rules and regulations issued by the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî or other regulators which might adversely impact our business model or products and services; possible stresses...

January 30, 2015 1MDB: Ananda Krishnan comes to the rescue

freemalaysiatoday.com - KUALA LUMPUR: Billionaire T Ananda Krishnan has been said to be willing to loan RM2 billion to the î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB) as a means for the struggling company to repay its debts...

January 30, 2015 Original Programming on The Weather Channel Registers Double Digit Increases

The Futon Critic - The Weather Company is owned by a consortium made up of NBC Universal and the private equity firms îThe Blackstone Groupî and Bain Capital. For more information, visit www.theweathercompany.com. >...

January 30, 2015 Israeli, Palestinian agriculture officials cooperate to curb bird flu spread

The Jerusalem Post - Also attending the meeting were representatives of the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî and the World Organization for Animal Health, the ministry said. At the same time...

January 30, 2015 Feds Opening Waters to Largest U.S. Offshore Wind Farm

POWER SOURCE - Given Cape Windâs troubles, âitâs really important that people understand that offshore (wind) is moving forward in the U.S. and needs to move forward in the U.S.,â îUnion of Concerned...

January 30, 2015 ACI Charter for Sustainable Cleaning Garners 25 Members in its First Year

CSR Wire - WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 29 /îCSRwireî/ - Twenty-five member companies of the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) completed the requirements for the first year of ACIâs Charter for Sustainable Cleaning, a...

January 30, 2015 Mortgage Rates Holding Near Long-Term Lows

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...

January 30, 2015 Does the mortgage industry still need Appraisal Management Companies'

Housing Wire - On January 26th, îFannie Maeî rolled out its Collateral Underwriter, and îFreddie Macî will roll the same program out in March. Veterans Affairs already uses a Core Logic AVM to review...

January 30, 2015 Obama keeps bowing in the Middle East

Human Events Blog - At the îWorld Economic Forumî last week, Secretary of State John Kerry argued that though extremists may cite Islam as a justification for terrorism, the world should refrain from using the term...

January 30, 2015 UPDATE: Smith Seeks Answers on CoOportunity Health Liquidation

1011 Now - "We've seen a lot of activity, of course, with United Healthcare, Coventry Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, îAssurantî, I would say those are the 4 major ones," said Green of the other options since...

January 30, 2015 Lynas Corp says cashflow success in December hard to sustain

Reuters - China was forced by the îWorld Trade Organizationî to remove those controls, and over the past four weeks announced it would abolish quotas and taxes on rare earths exports. However Lynas and its main rival...

January 30, 2015 Official: Liberia Entering Last Lap in Ebola Crisis

Voice of America - He said he hopes his country will be able to become a member of the îWorld Trade Organizationî by the end of the year. He says joining the WTO will help Liberia to diversify its economy so it can...

January 30, 2015 Is there a Relationship Between Our Trade Deficit and Our National Debt'

Industry Week - However, 2001 also coincides with the first full year of trade with China under the rules of the îWorld Trade Organizationî after "Congress agreed to permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) status,"...

January 30, 2015 Sierra Club opposes TPP over the extended Rights it grants Corporations

Daily Kos - Labor organizers like AFL-CIO have launched a campaign exposing the TPP for its dangers to American Workers: Health advocates like îOrganic Consumers Associationî accuse TPP of "crushing local democracy":...

January 30, 2015 Innovation and development boost region's job market

Newark Advocate - Across the street from Bob Evans is îAmerican Electric Powerî, the first commitment to the Licking County portion of our New Albany International Business Park. îAEPî's 83,500-square-foot...

January 30, 2015 Industry groups urge retailers to get ready for retirement of coupon barcodes

Chain Store Age - It is comprised of retailer and manufacturer executives who oversee coupon programs, and is administered by the Food Marketing Institute, îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî, National Association of...

January 30, 2015 VEGOILS-Market factors to watch Jan 30

News Philippines Yahoo - outlook misses DATA/EVENTS > Cargo surveyors îIntertekî Testing Services and Societe Generale de Surveillance to release data on Malaysia's January palm oil exports on Feb. 4. Palm, soy and...

January 30, 2015 Report Says Biomass Is Not An Ingredient In A Sustainable Food Future

hereandnow.wbur.org - A new report out by the îWorld Resources Instituteî slams the widespread use and government promotion of biofuels as a way to reduce greenhouse gases. The report is part of the instituteâs...

January 30, 2015 Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

The Wall Street Transcript - Following the previously announced decision of Group CEO André Lacroix to leave the Group and join îIntertekî plc as CEO, the Board of Inchcape plc is pleased to announce the...

January 30, 2015 Deutsche Bank's legal headaches drag into 2015

Reuters - Deutsche Bank shares were up over 2.6 percent in midday trading, while the îStoxxî Europe 600 index .SX7P of European banks hovered just above par. Chris Wheeler, analyst at Atlantic Equities, said the...

January 30, 2015 Consumer Packaging And The Environment: Report Finds Few Leaders & Many Laggards In Fast Food, Beverage, And Consumer Goods Industries

Market Watch - The report, issued today by îAs You Sowî and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), reviews the packaging practices of 47 fast food/quick service restaurant (QSR) chains, beverage companies, and...

January 30, 2015 Why the strong US dollar is good news for UAE expats

The National - Keith Wade, the chief economist & strategist at the asset managers îSchrodersî, says the United States is leading the global upswing and could even be decoupling from the rest of the world....

January 30, 2015 Limited potential in biofuels, new report cautions

Today - âI would say many of the claims for biofuel have been dramatically exaggerated,â said Mr Andrew Steer, president of the îWorld Resources Instituteî, the think-tank in Washington that will publish...

January 30, 2015 Japan retail sales rise for 6th straight month in sign of recovery

Japan Today - The government and the Bank of Japan are urging Japanese companies to raise wages, which are seen as crucial for generating a îsustainableî growth cycle ... (c) Copyright îThomson Reutersî...

January 30, 2015 Illinois speaker says budget deficits top legislative issue

investing.com - CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois' large budget deficits are the top issue facing the state legislature, House Speaker Michael Madigan said on Wednesday. The powerful Democrat, who was elected on Wednesday to a 16th...

January 30, 2015 FTSE fades behind Europe, US as resources slip

Stock Market Wire - Metals burrowers slipstreamed KAZ Minerals' (KAZ) 2.79% fall to 186.75p. Financials marching lower included Standard Chartered (STAN), down 2.1% to 886p, with RBS (RBS), îSchrodersî (SDR), Investec...

January 30, 2015 Food Industry Drags Its Heels On Recyclable And Compostable Packaging

NPR News - According to a report published Thursday by the environmental groups îAs You Sowî and the Natural Resources Defense Council, most of the major players in the restaurant and beverage industry are not doing a...

January 30, 2015 Real Madrid stadium to be named Abu Dhabi Bernabeu

Sport 360 - The Spanish giants have agreed a sponsorship deal worth â¬500 million (Dh2bn) with the Abu Dhabi-based organisation in October, and part of the agreement gives IPIC the opportunity to rebrand the stadium,...

January 30, 2015 Obama's Taliban Tools and Treachery

RealClear Politics - Marines died, and the only person at risk of losing his job is Brezler, the brave whistleblower. 3. The cover-up and lack of îaccountabilityî over an insider attack in Afghanistan are familiar...

January 30, 2015 JP Morgan's Nair backs Indian economic recovery

City Wire - In running their concentrated portfolio (typically 40-50 stocks with the top 10 accounting for more than half of net assets), Nair and Shroff look for îsustainableî growth opportunities ... with a 28.0%...

January 30, 2015 CDC outfitted with new camera system after several potentially dangerous incidents

National Monitor - After a series of potentially dangerous accidents, the U.S. îCenter for Disease Controlî (CDC) is introducing a camera system to monitor their labs, the agency told Reuters. Last month, one lab...

January 30, 2015 GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares edge up after Wall Street gains

Reuters - But with quarterly results being released now, investors are seeing if there is any forward-looking indication on how companies will perform in 2015," said Masaru Hamasaki, head of the market & investment...

January 30, 2015 Undeclared allergens prompt two chicken recalls

MeatPoultry.com - WASHINGTON â The îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî of the US Department of Agriculture reported two recalls due to misbranding an undeclared allergen. Primecut Meats in Phoenix recalled...

January 30, 2015 Resources hurt FTSE as Europe rises, US mixed

Interactive Investor - BP (BP.) and Wood Group (WG.) also eased. Banks nipped lower behind Standard Chartered (STAN), off 1.75% to 889.15p, with insurers tracing Admiral (ADM), and investment specialists trailing...

January 30, 2015 GM's lease incentive move to captive unit surprised, angered Ally's chief

Automotive News - Last yearâs settlement In the 2013 quarter, Ally booked $80 million in consumer refunds and a civil penalty of $18 million under a consent order with the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî...

January 30, 2015 Blackstone Courts Wealthy Individuals With New Private Equity Fund

Deal Book - îThe Blackstone Groupî, the biggest alternative investment firm, which typically relies on pension funds and other institutions to amass capital for deals, has begun an effort to raise more of that capital...

January 30, 2015 Tim Searchinger goes after food vs fuel again in new report

Biofuels Digest - His new report from the îWorld Resources Instituteî says that biofuels would require all of the crops grown today to provide the biofuels needed for 2050. He says solar is a better energy source...

January 30, 2015 What's on in Auckland: So much fun in sun

Stuff - For all you wannabe daredevils out there, it is time to strap yourselves in! Nitro Circus is in Auckland on Sunday, performing their awesome acts at îQBEî Stadium on the North Shore. This year will be the...

January 30, 2015 Cavco Industries Reports Fiscal 2015 Third Quarter Results

GlobeNewswire - Cavco's mortgage subsidiary, CountryPlace, is an approved îFannie Maeî and Ginnie Mae seller/servicer and offers conforming mortgages to purchasers of factory-built and site-built homes. Its insurance...

January 30, 2015 French Market Advances After Consumer Spending Grows

Realtime Business News - Economists had expected sales to increase 0.3 percent. The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks was adding 0.51 percent, while the îStoxxî Europe 50 index, which...

January 30, 2015 Market overview: US weekly jobless claims hit lowest level in almost 15 years

IFA Magazine - Lisa Hornby, the US fixed income portfolio manager at îSchrodersî, said in an email that the statement suggests a rate hike âmay be delayedâ but that âa June 2015 hike is still on the...

January 30, 2015 UCS Urges Senate to Adopt Climate Change Resiliency Amendment

Union of Concerned Scientists - Below is a statement by Robert Cowin, director of government affairs for the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî. âFrom sea level rise to wildfires, flooding to drought, communities...

January 30, 2015 Ohio State prepares for American Heart Month

Lantern - Some of these buildings include the Empire State Building, the Hancock Building, the Willis Tower and, locally, the îAEPî Building and One Nationwide Plaza in downtown Columbus. In addition to celebrating...

January 30, 2015 Potash Corp. Profit Jumps 77%; Raises Dividend

Wall Street Journal - Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. said fourth-quarter earnings jumped 77%, as record potash sales boosted results but also raised questions about the îsustainabilityî of ... according to...

January 30, 2015 Advanced Emissions Solutions (ADES) Independent Account Firm KPMG Resigns

StreetInsider - In addition, the Company has determined that it is unlikely to regain compliance with its SEC filing requirements for continued listing of its common stock on the îNASDAQ Stock Marketî by the...

January 30, 2015 Nuclear faces tough 2015 as renewables growth soars

Responding To Climate Change - With nuclear power falling ever further behind renewables as a global energy source, and as the price of oil and gas falls, the future of the industry in 2015 and beyond looks bleak. Renewables now...

January 30, 2015 Alibaba run-in with China regulator signals tougher scrutiny

Phys.org - In this Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 file photo, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group founder and executive chairman Jack Ma speaks during the panel session "An Insight, An Idea" at the îWorld Economic Forumî in...

January 30, 2015 TE Connectivity to sell network business to CommScope for $3B

FierceTelecom - CommScope itself was purchased by private equity firm îthe Carlyle Groupî for $3.9 billion in 2010. Later in 2013, the company went public and Carlyle still owned a 54 stake in the company as of...

January 30, 2015 PRESS: Private Equity Interest In Serco's India Business - Times of India

Morningstar - Apax Partners LLP, îThe Carlyle Groupî, Baring Private Equity Asia and Everstone Capital are all interested in buying the company's Indian business, which is set to fetch around USD500 million, the paper...

January 30, 2015 Status of pension remains unclear

Daily Press - But according to the law, for McDonnell to lose his pension â worth about $3,900 a month if he started drawing it now and $5,400 a month if he retires at 65 â his government employer has to tell the...

January 30, 2015 Dow Chemical (DOW) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.16 EPS

Intercooler - The company reported $0.85 EPS for the quarter, beating the îThomson Reutersî consensus estimate of $0.69 by $ ... The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of...

January 30, 2015 Help Wanted: Job Openings in four Local 6 states

wpsdlocal6.com - 3.) State Registered Nurse Aides- Calvert City îConvalescentî Center, Inc.; Calvert City, KY: There are job openings for most shifts. They say they have competitive wages. They prefer applicants apply...

January 30, 2015 Oakdale to be short a council member

The Modesto Bee - âThis is going to a big loss for us.â His business savvy as a retired owner of a îconvalescentî home was a great benefit when making budget decisions for the city, Paul said. Peterson,...

January 30, 2015 R.I. foreclosures dropped in November

Providence Business News - PROVIDENCE â Rhode Island, like the rest of the nation, saw its foreclosure inventory fall in November, according to data released Wednesday by CoreLogic. Rhode Islandâs foreclosure...

January 30, 2015 Merrimack Valley School Board proposes $39 million budget, a 0.63 percent decrease

Concord Monitor - Those savings are offset by increases in the districtâs contribution to the îNew Hampshire State Retirement Systemî, contractually obligated pay increases for some employees and higher health...

January 30, 2015 European stocks rise on upbeat French, Spanish data; Dax up 0.29%

NASDAQ - During European morning trade, the EURO îSTOXXî 50 added 0.27%, France's CAC 40 edged up 0.23%, while Germany's DAX 30 rose 0.29%. Official data earlier showed that French consumer spending increased by 1.5%...

January 30, 2015 Washington-area appointments and promotions for Jan. 26

Washington Post - CBRE of the District appointed Robert Copito vice chairman. îThe Carlyle Groupî of the District appointed Pamela Bentley partner and chief accounting officer, Andrew Marino partner for global energy,...

January 30, 2015 Ally CEO surprised by GM's lease incentives move to GM Financial

Crain's Detroit Business - Last yearâs settlement In the 2013 quarter, Ally booked $80 million in consumer refunds and a civil penalty of $18 million under a consent order with the îConsumer Financial Protection...

January 30, 2015 57 Million Americans Warn UK About GMO Dangers

rinf.com - Susan Sarandon, Daryl Hannah, and Robert Kennedy Jr have joined trade groups like the Food & Water Watch, the Sierra Club, the Rachel Carson Council, Friends of the Earth, the îOrganic Consumers...

January 30, 2015 Study: Expensive Placebos More Effective than Cheap Ones

KTIC 840 Rural Radio - WASHINGTON (Jan. 29, 2015) â The National Corn Growers Association today issued the following statement in response to a study released by the îWorld Resources Instituteî. ......

January 30, 2015 Ex-South Dakota football player gets 5 years in scheme

The Herald Journal - Visitors to HJNews.com may access up to seven articles a month for free without a subscription. For unlimited access to the best local news, please purchase a digital or print subscription. > 1862

January 30, 2015 General Electric : Announcement of Requirements and Registration for Head Health Advanced Materials Prize Competition--Head Health Challenge III

4 Traders - SUMMARY: The îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî (NIST), a non-regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce, in a cooperative partnership with the National Football League...

January 30, 2015 Party Poopers: Not All Democrats Are Sold on Hillary

News Max - "She and her husband are close to them through [The îClinton Global Initiativeî]. Can she be tough on them' Can she close tax loopholes'" Kumar asked. Adam Green, of the Progressive Change Campaign...

January 30, 2015 Paper warns against devoting land to biomass for ethanol

Farm Futures - Related: IPCC Bioenergy Assessment Dismisses Indirect Land Use Models According to a new paper from the îWorld Resources Instituteî, producing even "modest" quantities of bioenergy would increase the...

January 30, 2015 Paid family leave good for United States

The Crimson White - Itâs uncharted territory, at least in the United States. In a study of 185 countries by the îInternational Labour Organizationî, the United States and Papua New Guinea were the only countries...

January 30, 2015 2015: Year Of The Locusts

Daily Times NG - Is îNigeriaî not a nation of the damned ... Monetary and fiscal policies, exchange rates and lending rates, foreign reserves and îexcess crude accountî, consolidation and appropriation...

January 30, 2015 Steve Easterbrook's new McJob

BBC - The definition has not changed, even though a McDonald's survey claimed most people now feel it is unfair. Fierce debate He took on îEric Schlosserî, author of the bestselling Fast Food Nation in a fierce debate...

January 30, 2015 Real Madrid Want De Gea' For Nothing

The New Indian Express - million partnership with the îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî - an Abu Dhabi company chaired by the Manchester City owner, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al Nahyan. Please enable...

January 30, 2015 Do You Know Where Your Christmas Tree Came From'

Georgia Today - Fair Trees is accredited by the îWorld Fair Trade Organizationî and devoted to promoting safe and sustainable labor practices. Since 2007, Bolsâ organization has sourced its seeds from a regular...

January 30, 2015 Race-Baiters Attack Supreme Court Over 'Disparate Impact' Case

Investors Business Daily - She whines that the Justice Department and îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî need disparate impact claims to force more banks into billion-dollar settlements for "victims" nobody seems...

January 30, 2015 Real Madrid Stadium Naming Rights Deal Worth 500M Euros: Report

International Business Times - United Arab Emiratesâ îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî gained naming rights in a deal finalized in late 2014, the BBC reported. Perez purportedly agreed to the deal in...

January 30, 2015 Asian shares edge up, following stronger Wall Street

bdlive.co.za - But with quarterly results being released now, investors are seeing if there is any forward-looking indication on how companies will perform in 2015," îAmundiî Japanâs head of the market...

January 30, 2015 PR News' Google Conference & Writing Workshop are February 10-11 in CA; Leaders from Google, Human Rights Campaign & Finn Partners to Speak

Virtual-Strategy Magazine - Thanks to the Event Sponsor: îBusiness Wireî. For questions regarding this conference ... employee relations, media training, îCSRî and writing through its flagship newsletter,...

January 30, 2015 Funds turning positive on Saudi Arabia as oil stabilises -survey

Reuters - Amwal Qatar; Arqaam Capital; Emirates NBD; Global Investment House; Mashreq Bank; National Bank of Abu Dhabi; NBK Capital; Rasmala Investment Bank; îSchrodersî Middle East; Securities and Investment Co of...

January 30, 2015 Nancy Dell: Healthy cereal; Foods for dry skin

WWLP 22News - A cereal box can make many health claims but the consumer group îCenter for Science in the Public Interestî says look beyond the health claims and read the ingredients. Look for a cereal that has less...

January 30, 2015 Opinion: The need for change in the avocado industry

Fresh Fruit Portal - As importers of îfair tradeî avocados at îEqual Exchangeî, a 100% îfair tradeî company, weâre busy filling Super Bowl orders with our customers, but weâre also...

January 30, 2015 NIST releases guide to mobile app security

SD Times - The îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî (NIST) wants to protect users from their mobile devices. The organization has released a new guide designed to improve the security of mobile devices....

January 30, 2015 Baldino tied for Lunenburg/Ayer Shirley scoring record

The Valley Dispatch - FITCHBURG -- Every point is a big one, but there's no doubt Danny Baldino will remember his next one for a long time to come. The Lunenburg/Ayer Shirley hockey star tied the co-op program's record for career...

January 30, 2015 Jeff Probyn: Championship needs help but who supplies the cash'

therugbypaper.co.uk - The majority of grassroots funding comes in the guise of assistance, with coaching courses, travel costs, regional development officers and loans for facility improvement, some of which is provided by...

January 30, 2015 Weak corporate earnings drag European shares lower

The Irish Times - Deutsche Bank rose 2.6 per cent after posting a surprise quarterly profit. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index fell 0.1 per cent to 368.76 at the close of trading, after earlier losing 0.8 per cent and...

January 30, 2015 650MW supply accord: Minister rules out extension in agreement with K-Electric

customstoday.com.pk - âK-Electric has added 1,010MW since îAbraaj Capitalî took over in 2009. During these five years, demand has crossed 3,000MW from the initial 2,000MW.â The companyâs installed...

January 30, 2015 European Stocks Rise as Oil Steadies

Wall Street Journal - European stocks rose Friday, boosted by a late rise on Wall Street. The îStoxxî Europe 600 was 0.4% higher in early trade, reversing the previous dayâs decline, leaving the index marginally...

January 30, 2015 McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook has done a turnaround before

Chicago Tribune - Two months into the job of running McDonald's in the U.K., Steve Easterbrook appeared on the country's most serious television news program with two people: a host whose interview style is often compared with a...

January 30, 2015 Deadly Dosage: How a little caffeine can kill you

ABC 7 News - But two teaspoons, the equivalent of 50 cups of coffee, can kill you, according to the Food and Drug Administration and the îCenter for Science in the Public Interestî. The recommended dose on most...

January 30, 2015 Impressing even the biggest scrooge: handmade gift ideas

Brock Press - This non-profit organization created by the Mennonite Central Committee, has been around since the 1940s and is a member of the îWorld Fair Trade Organizationî. Their goal is to create opportunities for...

January 30, 2015 Wasted food has multiple consequences for people and the planet

Michigan State University - Globally, too many people are not consuming enough food to maintain a healthy life. The îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî estimates ânearly 870 million people...

January 30, 2015 Abu Dhabi poised to get its name on Real Madrid's Bernabéu stadium

Inside World Football - January 29 - The sponsorship by in Real Madrid by Abu Dhabi through the îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî (IPIC) will result in the stadium including the words "Abu Dhabi" in its...

January 30, 2015 Duke Reduces Volume in Suburban Office Sector

Commercial Property Executive - Duke Realty Corp. has made no secret of its long-term strategy to transform its portfolio into majority industrial and medical office, while exiting many of its suburban office markets. And now it...

January 30, 2015 Blackstone defers more compensation ahead of unit spinout

4 Traders - (Reuters) - Blackstone Group LP (>> îThe Blackstone Groupî L.P.), the world's largest alternative asset manager, said on Thursday it had extended the vesting period for shares given to employees, a...

January 30, 2015 Public-Private Sector Partners Launch $2 Million Open Innovation Challenge to Find Advanced Energy Absorbing Materials

Rock Hill Herald - NEW YORK â The NFL, GE (NYSE:GE) and Under Armour (NYSE:UA), today announced that they have joined with the U.S. Department of Commerceâs îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî...

January 30, 2015 Fun In The Deep Blue Sea: Scripps hosts evening with cartoonist/conservationist Jim Toomey

LA Jolla Light - He also created a video about threatened coral reefs with Céline Cousteau, granddaughter of famed ocean explorer, Jacques Cousteau, and the îWorld Resources Instituteî. Efforts like these...

January 30, 2015 Some residents at Arbors in city without power

The Charleston Gazette - îAEPî spokesman Phil Moye said the outage may take longer to repair because the wiring for the building, located at 100 Washington Street East, is underground. îAEPî was not...

January 30, 2015 Cutting Back on Meat but Not Exactly Vegetarian' There's a Word for That, Says New Group

The Huffington Post - Since its launch, Reducetarianism has received support from Steven Pinker, Peter Singer, Dan Gilbert, îMichael Pollanî, Maria Elia, the celebrity chef and author and many other well-known...

January 30, 2015 EXCLUSIVE: Tunbridge Wells cinema site back up for sale...AGAIN

Courier - But in a sensational development, the Courier discovered owner îThe Carlyle Groupî was planning to put the site back on the market. It means the future of the site, which had been earmarked for a Waitrose...

January 30, 2015 Incoming Mozambique President reorganises government

Mining Weekly - There will be concerns Coutoâs lack of technical knowledge in the energy sector will undermine his performance at the Ministry,â global risk research, analysis and forecasting consultancy Verisk...

January 30, 2015 Fitch Affirms LBUBS 2006-C7

Yahoo Finance - The loan transferred to îspecial servicingî in September 2011 for imminent monetary default and is in the process of foreclosure. The buildings are located in 14 states, average about 15 years in age...

January 30, 2015 Feed Industry Discuss Critical Issues at 8th International Feed Regulators Meeting

thecropsite.com - The 8th Annual International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) organized by the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) in cooperation with the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United...

January 30, 2015 When is a forest a forest' How definitions affect monitoring

Mongabay - Photo by Rhett A. Butler. âWe live in a world of constant beta,â explains James Anderson, communications officer for the îWorld Resources Instituteîâs (WRI) Forests program. Nearly every...

January 30, 2015 Corn Growers Debunk Latest Anti-Ethanol Study

Hoosier AG Today - The National Corn Growers Association today issued the following statement in response to a study released by the îWorld Resources Instituteî.Statement by Keith Alverson, South Dakota corn grower...

January 30, 2015 Agriculture needs to take a few steps back, forget modern styles

ABQJournal - Some are economic, but many are policy-based, which is why it is important to support groups like the îOrganic Consumers Associationî (organicconsumers.org) and the National Young Farmers Coalition...

January 30, 2015 Leon E. Crigler

Northeast Arkansas Town-Crier - Mr. Leon E. Crigler, 85, of Senatobia, Miss., formally of Sledge, Miss., passed away on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Senatobia îConvalescentî Center. He was born on April 15, 1929, in...

January 30, 2015 Minister Leitch Discusses The Protection Of Young Workers With Provincial And Territorial Labour Ministers

The Street - The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women Associated Links Labour Program The Canadian Association of Administrators of Labour Legislation (CAALL) îInternational...

January 30, 2015 SAFE to extend pilot program

The Global Times - The îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî (SAFE), the country's forex regulator, announced on Thursday a nationwide expansion of a pilot scheme among payment services providers enabling...

January 30, 2015 French and Benelux stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 30

Reuters - The GoGo Squeez fruit puree maker Materne turned down European investment company Eurazeo' s offer to buy it at 800 million euros ($906 million) last year, Bloomberg reported citing sources familiar with the matter....

January 30, 2015 HealthCare.gov Privacy Questions Raised at Congressional Hearing

iHealthBeat - Newhouse asked Charles Romine, director of the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî's Information Technology Laboratory, whether "the NIST cyber framework contemplate[s] that a federal agency...

January 30, 2015 Does Blackstone's Latest Shopping Center Announcement Raise More Questions Than Answers'

Seeking Alpha - It appears that îThe Blackstone Groupî L.P. (NYSE:BX) is doubling down on its shopping center partners. Blackstone has been involved with several JVs with leading U.S. power center REIT DDR Corp...

January 30, 2015 What have Nick Licata and Tom Rasmussen ever done for Capitol Hill'

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog - During his first term Licata coauthored a report that lambasted the cityâs club-flailing response to 1999âs îWorld Trade Organizationî protests. Meinert again: â[Licata...

January 30, 2015 SL Green Realty's (SLG) CEO Marc Holliday on Q4 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Seeking Alpha - So that was very strong. And the debt and îpreferred equityî front, our balances remain roughly the same through year end. I think that people saw a slight dip in the average yield reported on fourth...

January 30, 2015 Google Fiber-less and sick of slow Internet' Move to Mongolia

Market Watch - All those countries have faster average Internet speeds than the U.S. In fact, 34 countries rank higher than the U.S. for Internet bandwidth per Internet user, according to data from the îWorld Economic...

January 30, 2015 Blackstone Q4 Earnings Beat on Effective Cost Management - Analyst Blog

Yahoo Finance - îThe Blackstone Groupî L.P. (BX) reported fourth-quarter 2014 economic net income (ENI) of $1.25 per share, significantly outpacing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 95 cents. However, the figure came in...

January 30, 2015 Fitch Downgrades One Class of PCMT 2003-PWR1

Benzinga - The loan transferred to îspecial servicingî in April 2014 for the second time. The loan previously underwent a modification in June 2011, which included a $15.1 million write-off of principal; an interest...

January 30, 2015 Alexis Sanchez doubtful for Aston Villa clash

GIVEMESPORT - Related Video The news will be worrying for fans, especially as Arsenal have recently resembled a îconvalescentî home that people rarely make a swift return from. However - although Sanchez has been...

January 30, 2015 Methuen pension plan bouncing back nicely

Eagle-Tribune - After the 2014 return, the city's pension system at the end of the year was worth $110.2 million, according to the îPension Reserves Investment Management Boardî, which is run out of the state...

January 30, 2015 This Is How Feds Will Protect Sensitive Data in the Cloud

Nextgov - In June, the office issued new FedRAMP controls, reflecting changes to the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî Special Publication 800-53 â the same standards the high baseline is mapped...

January 30, 2015 Unitil Corp Beats Q4 Earnings Estimates on Higher Sales - Analyst Blog

Yahoo Finance - îAmerican Electric Powerî Company Inc. (îAEPî) reported fourth-quarter 2014 operating earnings of 48 cents per share, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 52 cents by 7.7%. NextEra...

January 30, 2015 Organic Astroturfing

The Washington Free Beacon - Anti-GMO food labeling would provide a boon to the growing organic food market. Those companies have poured millions into the îOrganic Consumers Associationî (OCA), which is leading the...

January 30, 2015 Alibaba share price down in pre-market trading as Chinese etailer disappoints

CITY A.M. - Analysts were expecting revenues to come in at $4.45bn, according to îThomson Reutersî. Ebitda rose 34 per cent to $ ... strength of our ecosystem and the strong foundation we have for...

January 30, 2015 PGGM Slashes Workforce to Lower Costs

swfinstitute.org - Dutch pension fund manager PGGM has announced it will be scaling back its workforce by about 15% in an attempt to bring costs down. Over the next three years, PGGM plans to cut at least 200 jobs, including...

January 30, 2015 Advanced Emissions Solutions Provides Accounting Update

The Street - In addition, the Company has determined that it is unlikely to regain compliance with its SEC filing requirements for continued listing of its common stock on the îNASDAQ Stock Marketî by the previously...

January 30, 2015 Hasbro to Webcast Investor Presentations From Toy Fair on Friday, February 13,

mfrtech.com - PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(îBUSINESS WIREî)--Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ ... Through the company's deep commitment to corporate îsocial responsibilityî, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a...

January 30, 2015 An Rx for Lateral Heartache

The American Lawyer - Smart's company has gone on to be the subject of two Harvard Business School case studies, and its clients include îthe Blackstone Groupî, Bain Capital, KKR, Goldman Sachs and the Citadel...

January 30, 2015 JICC Urges Retailers to Prepare for Retirement of Coupon Barcodes

StreetInsider - It is comprised of retailer and manufacturer executives who oversee coupon programs and is administered by the Food Marketing Institute, îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî, National Association of...

January 30, 2015 New Report Suggests Packaging Sustainability Improvements for Fast Food, Beverage, and Consumer Goods Companies

NRDC SWiTCHBOARD - Today, NRDC and îAs You Sowî released a report, "Waste and Opportunity 2015: Environmental Progress and Challenges in Food, Beverage, and Consumer Goods Packaging," which analyzes the packaging...

January 30, 2015 My Turn: RGGI is a good investment for New Hampshire

Concord Monitor - The New Hampshire House will soon be voting on a bill to repeal the îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî. We call on all of you to appreciate the benefits this program brings to our state and to...

January 30, 2015 Urban heatwaves getting worse, study confirms

France 24 - This proportion is expected to rise to 60 percent by 2030 and 70 percent by 2050. In its landmark Fifth Assessment Report, the UN's îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) last year said it was...

January 30, 2015 MFs offering retirement schemes for individuals

Asian Age - Ajit Menon, executive VP and head of sales, DSP îBlackRock Investmentî management said that his fund house is providing three options to invest-ors. âThe aggressive plan would invest 70 to 100 per...

January 30, 2015 Why dedicating land to bioenergy won't curb climate change

Thomson Reuters Foundation - Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of îThomson Reutersî Foundation. How does bioenergy contribute to a îsustainableî food and climate future' A...

January 30, 2015 Tempers boil at Townsend board meeting

Sentinel & Enterprise - Sheehan said the agreement was with îone Waterî Department employee who was on call and wanted to take a town-owned vehicle home while his vehicle was being repaired. Lisio asked for the...

January 30, 2015 Insider Buying: PCM Fund Director Bradford K. Gallagher Buys 4,800 Shares of Stock (PCM)

Intercooler - The Fundâs primary investment objective is to achieve high current income by investing in a portfolio comprised primarily of îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî. Receive News & Ratings for...

January 30, 2015 Market overview: German unemployment falls less than expected

ShareCast - Lisa Hornby, the US fixed income portfolio manager at îSchrodersî, said in an email that the statement suggests a rate hike "may be delayed" but that "a June 2015 hike is still on the table". She said: "We...

January 30, 2015 Train de l'Ouest backers hopeful for West Island rail by 2020

CBC - Longtime advocates for the Train de L'Ouest say they're "delighted" by a new partnership funding between the province and the îCaisse de dépôt et placement du Québecî that...

January 30, 2015 What A Warming World Means for Major Snowstorms

Evansville Courier and Press - Earth's average temperature has already risen by 1.6°F since the beginning of the 20th century, and is expected to rise another 0.5°F to 9°F by 2100, according to...

January 30, 2015 Deckers Brands Reports Third Fiscal Quarter 2015 Financial Results

The Business Journal - except as required by applicable law or the rules of the îNASDAQ Stock Marketî or the New York Stock Exchange, as applicable. > 1862

January 30, 2015 Good News Boosts Stocks on Thursday

Wall Street Sector Selector - The Euro îSTOXXî 50 Index advanced 0.38 percent to 3,371. Its Relative Strength Index (RSI) rose from 63.76 to 64.64 (NYSEARCA:FEZ). Technical indicators revealed that on Thursday, the...

January 30, 2015 Is Social Justice Driven by Emotion or Reason'

Truth Out - She continues to work closely with the DSN, and this spring was a social media intern for the New Economy Coalition. Kate is also a board member at the îResponsible Endowments Coalitionî. > 1862

January 30, 2015 VRS Director Resigns; Board to Conduct National Search - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

WIS-TV - RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the îVirginia Retirement Systemî Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of VRS Director Robert P. Schultze, effective February 16, 2015....

January 30, 2015 Seven sights you'll see while running the Mad Dog 10k

Southport Visiter - Its new frontage is very impressive - take a look as you run by. The Old îConvalescentî Hospital is a beautiful Grade II listed building - now converted to luxury apartment. The run goes right...

January 30, 2015 Kitara Media Corp. Completes Merger with Future Ads

Mobility Techzone - The newly combined company intends to apply for a listing on the îNASDAQ Stock Marketî once it meets all listing criteria. It also intends to change its name in connection with the transaction to...

January 30, 2015 Asia wavers, but Wall Street gains lend support

Yahoo News - But with quarterly results being released now, investors are seeing if there is any forward-looking indication on how companies will perform in 2015," said Masaru Hamasaki, head of the market & investment...

January 30, 2015 Trump Entertainment Secures Financing; Revel Gets Tax Break

ALM Globe St - ATLANTIC CITY, NJâA bankruptcy judge approved debtor-in-possession financing totaling $20 million for Trump Entertainment by investor Carl Icahn on Wednesday. The ruling in the bankruptcy court case in...

January 30, 2015 Google Or Amazon' 5 Experts Share Their Thoughts

Benzinga - However, many see a limit to its growth. As earnings dawn, Dr. îStoxxî shed some light on his thoughts: âGoogle is a great, must-own company whose shares are cheap, currently trading 15 percent below...

January 30, 2015 Crack-Up Booms and Black Swans

Safe Haven - The key level is at 10800. Above this is possible but resistance at December's 11000 seems formidable. The European îSTOXXî is in a similar Rounding Top pattern with a weak start to the year. However...

January 30, 2015 JPMorgan Chase : Monthly Revenue Falls to N490 Billion Amidst Tumbling Oil Prices

4 Traders - Also, the sum of N15.63 billion was on Friday deducted from the îexcess crude accountî (ECA) to augment revenue shortfall ... This came on the same day JP Morgan said it would assess...

January 30, 2015 Real Estate Powers Record Metrics for Blackstone

ALM Globe St - NEW YORK CITYâîThe Blackstone Groupîâs real estate operations continue to loom large in the asset management firmâs overall performance. In reporting its fourth-quarter and full-year...

January 30, 2015 PTC Introduces ThingWorx-Axeda Integrator for IoT

Machine 2 Machine Magazine - Integrated solution adds ThingWorx Application Enablement (îAEPî) to Axeda Machine Cloud NEEDHAM, Mass.â(BUSINESS WIRE)âPTC (Nasdaq: PTC) today announced the ThingWorx-Axeda...

January 30, 2015 Council approves raise for city manager

Acorn Newspapers - The city pays for all of Fengâs îCalPERSî pension costsâ 7 percent of his salary, about $16,300âmoney that will go into an investment fund for his retirement. Although Feng had the...

January 30, 2015 DBV Technologies Announces Topline Financial Results for Full Year 2014

The Wall Street Transcript - Bagneux, France, January 29th, 2015 ' DBV Technologies, (Euronext: DBV - ISIN: FR0010417345 ' îNasdaq Stock Marketî: DBVT), a clinical'stage specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced...

January 30, 2015 Nikkei rises after Wall Street gains; corporate earnings buoy mood

Reuters - But with quarterly results being released now, investors are seeing if there is any forward-looking indication on how companies will perform in 2015," said Masaru Hamasaki, head of market & investment information...

January 30, 2015 Asian shares edge up after Wall Street gains

Yahoo Finance - But with quarterly results being released now, investors are seeing if there is any forward-looking indication on how companies will perform in 2015," said Masaru Hamasaki, head of the market & investment...

January 30, 2015 Fitch Upgrades Two Classes of LNR CDO 2002-1 Ltd./Corp.

Market Watch - For the class D through H notes, Fitch analyzed each class' sensitivity to the default of the îdistressed assetsî ('CCC' and below). The class D notes have been upgraded to 'CCCsf', given their senior...

January 30, 2015 Looking for innovative solutions

L'AGEFI - The French institutional market is not declining, it is just becoming more complex. Of course the 35 billion euros of the « îFonds de réserve pour les retraitesî »...

January 30, 2015 CSPI is dead on about GM labeling. Good for them!

ACSH - We have perennially been on opposite sides of the table from the îCenter for Science in the Public Interestî (CSPI) on virtually every issue, for example, artificial sweeteners, trace chemicals, caramel...

January 30, 2015 Focus On Energy and Water As Global Leaders Gather In Stockholm

Evironmental Expert - Stockholm -- Over 2,500 politicians, business leaders, innovators, thought leaders and practitioners are set to meet in Stockholm in a few days, for the 24 th annual World Water Week. This yearâs focus...

January 30, 2015 The Simple Email Trick That Could Protect Your Identity

wftv.com 9 - The îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî provides a comprehensive list that includes: first and last name (with or without middle initial), home address, email address, driverâs license...

January 30, 2015 Climate change and Asia: Time to act

Himalayan Times - It would be none too soon. The îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî recently warned again that the world must act now to avoid irreversible damage. Despite such clear warnings, many people...

January 30, 2015 'Green' Biofuels Now Have Environmentalists Seeing Red

Investors Business Daily - A report released Wednesday by the îWorld Resources Instituteî, which the New York Times calls a "prominent environmental think tank," blasts biofuels as land hogs that will raise the price...

January 30, 2015 Emerging Markets Keep Allure, Though Not to Dollar: Currencies

swissinfo - A îCredit Suisse Groupî AG index that tracks returns from so- called carry ... With the dollar and franc both soaring, firms from Aberdeen îAssetî îManagementî Plc to Goldman Sachs...

January 30, 2015 Lantronix Reports Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Financial Results

marketwired.com - except as required by applicable law or the rules of the îNASDAQ Stock Marketî, LLC. If we do update or correct any forward-looking statements, investors should not conclude that we will make...

January 30, 2015 2014 Cornell Real Estate Case Competition: A Hands-on Educational Process

RISMedia - Inc., îThe Carlyle Groupî, Tishman Realty Corporation, Westbrook Partners. The competition is also funded in part by the Marjorie Boas Levins and Jack Levins /F.H.T. Rhodes Real Estate Case Competition...

January 30, 2015 KIC looking to invest in overseas real estate with local asset mgmt firm

MKë´ì¤ - îKorea Investment Corporationî (KIC), a South Korean sovereign wealth fund, would move to invest in overseas real estate, in collaboration with a local asset management company. It is...

January 30, 2015 Do something about income inequality, rather than mock others for trying (Your letters)

Syracuse Post-Standard - Your attack on the Clintons is quite ironic considering the îClinton Global Initiativeî has raised millions of dollars to help support the cause of the poor in this country and around the...

January 30, 2015 Golden Globe Awards 2015: Straight from ground zero

India TV - 7:20 am (Benedict Cumberbatch photo bombs) 7: 15 îam (Bestî TV Series - Musical or Comedy) 'Transparent' wins. 7: 05 îam (Bestî Actress in a TV Series - Musical or Comedy) Gina Rodriguez wins...

January 30, 2015 CIMB And Credit Suisse Completes TNB's Share Placement

Bernama - 624 million for îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî ("Khazanah"). The Placement Price represents a 2.0% discount to the closing market price on 28 January 2015 of RM14.80 per share. > 1862

January 30, 2015 Single food safety agency aim for legislation

Food Quality News - The îConsumer Federation of Americaî also expressed strong support for the act. Chris Waldrop, director of the food policy institute at îConsumer Federation of Americaî, said food...

January 30, 2015 World Bank Adopts GRI Taxonomy for Sustainability Reporting

sd.iisd.org - Developed by the îGlobal Reporting Initiativeî (GRI) in collaboration with Deloitte, the taxonomy is: an "internationally recognized standard for sustainability reporting" that includes an index of...

January 30, 2015 Umno to give RM40mil in items to 50,000 families

The Star Online - In addition, he said î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB) would sponsor Haj pilgrimage for 10 local leaders, including imam and village development and security committee members here this year. >...

January 30, 2015 The Food And Drug Law Institute Brings Together Leading Food Industry Professionals For Annual Food Week Conference February 23-24

The Street - Brown, Ph.D., MSc. Director, Division of Microbiology, Office of Regulatory Science, îCenter for Food Safety and Applied Nutritionî, FDA 3:00 PM Traceability and the (Global) Supply Chain Karil...

January 30, 2015 Humanitarian System Suffers Serious Gaps on Migrants in Crisis

Inter Press Service - îUNITED NATIONSî, Jan 30 2015 (IPS) - Speaking at a panel discussion on migrants in crisis situations, Ambassador Michele Sison, Deputy Permanent Representative of the United States to the...

January 30, 2015 Advertising Manager

Media Bistro - Join the staff of the îWater Environment Federationî and become part of a dynamic and passion-driven team. Founded in 1928, the îWater Environment Federationî is a not-for-profit technical...

January 30, 2015 Let Them Eat Glyphosate

Daily Kos - My ~26 acres is surrounded by the Norfolk-Southern/CSX grade over the eastern continental divide, and they have been spraying Roundup (îMonsantoî's glyphosate herbicide) two or three times a year to beat...

January 30, 2015 B-BOVID's unique agric model worth learning from - FAO's Africa rep

Joyonline - The Deputy Africa Regional Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the îUnited Nationsî, Dr. Lamourdia Thiombiano ... among the case stories during the launch of the îGlobal...

January 30, 2015 CIC private equity exec joins Ontario Teachers

Opalesque Hedge Fund News - Another China Investment Corp (CIC) private equity veteran has moved into the private sector. Olivia Ouyang, a former private equity executive at CIC, has joined the Ontario Teachersâ Pension...

January 30, 2015 McMillin named associate dean

Missouri S&T News and Events - McMillin is an active member of the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî Smart Grid Interoperability Panel. McMillin holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Michigan State...

January 30, 2015 Biogen named most sustainable corporation globally in 2015

Business and Leadership - The 2015 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100) Index, compiled by Toronto-based media and investment advisory company îCorporate Knightsî, includes the top...

January 30, 2015 Hezbollah congratulates self on deadly strike, threatens more

The Times Of Israël - In fact, Hezbollah conveyed a message of deescalation to Israel following the attack through the îUnited Nationsî Interim Force in Lebanon, Defense Minister Moshe Yaâalon told...

January 30, 2015 Pesticides on Your Food' Not to Worry - Newsletter 012915 from Organic Consumers Association

Food Consumer - And what chemicals doesnât the USDA test for' Glyphosate, the key active ingredient in îMonsantoîâs Roundup, and the most widely used herbicide in the world. Because, the agency says, it...

January 30, 2015 Deadly Ebola mutating so fast it cannot be controlled as death toll nears 9,000

Mirror - âYou still have an incredibly dangerous situation.â In this handout from the îCenter for Disease Controlî (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen...

January 30, 2015 Campbell sees 11 buildings change hands in two deals worth $109M

The Business Journal - In the second deal, îthe Carlyle Groupî paid $92.4 million, or roughly $294 per square foot, for Vasona Technology Park at 200-250 E. Hacienda Ave. and 1315-1357 Dell Ave., title records show....

January 30, 2015 Rockslides, Jan. 29-Feb. 5

Alpine Avalanche - Avenue E. The Whitfords, see Jan. 29. Family Story Time for families with children under 6, 4-4:45 p.m., îAEPî Multipurpose Room, Alpine Public Library, 805 E. Avenue E. Free. 432-837-2621. Alpine...

January 30, 2015 YMCA honors several at annual meeting

Courier - In addition, 319 people received $85,827 through îAEPîâs Neighbor to Neighbor Program to prevent disconnection of electrical services. The 2015 budget was reviewed and approved. Client assistance for...

January 30, 2015 PTC Introduces the ThingWorx-Axeda Integrator to Accelerate Internet of Things Value

M2M World News - Integrated solution adds ThingWorx Application Enablement (îAEPî) to Axeda Machine Cloud. PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) today announced the ThingWorx-Axeda Integrator, which combines the ThingWorx®...

January 30, 2015 Fitch: BDC Energy Exposure Manageable Under Stress

Yahoo Finance - PennantPark Investment Corporation (PNNT) and îApollo Investmentî Corporation (AINV), the two firms with the most significant exposure to oil and gas, and energy broadly, would experience leverage...

January 30, 2015 EU government votes to allow GMO bans across Europe

Natural News - The only GMO crop currently being grown anywhere in Europe is îMonsantoî's MON810 GM maize. And it is only being grown in a few countries, primarily in Spain and Portugal -- many other European nations,...

January 30, 2015 Results to watch for! ICICI Bank, Dabur India in focus

India Infoline Ltd - îMonsantoî India, NTPC, Aarti Drugs, Adani Enterprises, Ador Fontech, Aegis Logistics, Berger Paints, Binani Industries, Kansai Nerolac Paints, Motilal Oswal Financial, Dalmia Bharat Sugar, Divya...

January 30, 2015 Parse.ly Unifies Audience Insights on Growth, Engagement and Loyalty in New Analytics Platform for Digital Publishers

SYS-CON Media - âWe believe providing these comprehensive insights, as opposed to focusing on any single metric, will drive the îsustainabilityî of storytelling ... president and CEO of ActiveState...

January 30, 2015 Morning Coffee: Pressure grows on Hong Kong compliance teams as regulator hires 39 staff

news.efinancialcareers.com - As we reported in November, banks in Hong Kong are increasingly considering compliance candidates whoâve worked for Asian regulators like the SFC and îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî....

January 30, 2015 Dynex Capital, Inc. Announces Schedule For Fourth Quarter 2014 Results

The Street - The Company invests primarily in Agency and non-Agency residential and îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî Additional information about Dynex Capital, Inc. is available at www.dynexcapital.com. Jim...

January 30, 2015 Ex-S&P Exec Wants SEC Case Halted For Constitutional Test

Law 360 - Berman, a lawyer for Barbara Duka, S&Pâs former co-manager of îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî, said that the SEC is already going forward with its in-house case, having taken 24 depositions...

January 30, 2015 Life Happens Announces New Officers And Members To Its Board Of Directors For 2015

The Street - Shervin Eftekhari of Nashville, Tenn.; Parks LaMarche of San Diego; Howard Sharfman of Chicago; and Gib Surles, CLU, ChFC, CFP, îAEPî, MSFS, of Houston, have also joined the Life Happens board. "We are...

January 30, 2015 UNICEF Launches $3.1 Billion Aid Appeal to Help 62 Million Children in Crises

Alakhbar - The îUnited Nationsî Children's Fund (UNICEF) launched a record $3.1 billion aid appeal on Thursday to help 62 million children at risk from a "new generation" of humanitarian crises. The threats ranged...

January 30, 2015 Tarlton Promotes Scarfino To Project Director

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Blog - Previously serving as senior project manager, Scarfino has led Tarlton teams on more than 20 projects for the BJC HealthCare system and 40-plus projects for îMonsantoî, Pharmacia, Pfizer...

January 30, 2015 Humanitarian Action for Children 2015: State of Palestine

ReliefWeb - UNICEF will continue to lead the îWaterî, îSanitationî and îHygieneî (WASH) cluster ... will co-lead the Mental Health and Psychosocial Working Group with the îWorld Health...

January 30, 2015 Wall Street creating CLOs that may bypass rules

Reading Eagle - Leon Black's Apollo Global îManagementî, Carlyle Group and a unit of îCredit Suisse Groupî have all taken steps in the past ... Citigroup arranged both the $685.8 million CLO for Credit...

January 30, 2015 Banco Bradesco 4Q14 Results

theindependent.sg - Our management process adopts economic and social and environmental indexes developed in Brazil and abroad, such as the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Index (DJSI), the Corporate Sustainability Index...

January 30, 2015 Proposals of the Shareholders' Nomination Board on the composition and remuneration of the Board of Directors of Finnair Plc

GlobeNewswire - Heinemann, the Chairman of Finnair's Board. Wennberg resigned from the Nomination Board in early December. îIlmarinenî, the fourth largest shareholder of Finnair as of 1 September 2014, appointed...

January 30, 2015 Delay for $126m K-Electric block sale due to political protests

GlobalCapital - KES Power, a unit of Middle East-based funds îAbraaj Capitalî and Al Jomaih Group, had launched the deal for a rare Pakistani share sale on Wednesday. It was originally scheduled to close at 5.30pm...

January 30, 2015 Senate Democrats champion environmental issues

Augusta Free Press - Another bill proposed by Senator McEachin, SB 1428, which would have seen Virginia join the îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî, failed on a party line vote. âOver the past year, Virginia...

January 30, 2015 Massachusetts Wind Leases Sold for Fraction of Prior Sale Price

Bloomberg - Plans have lagged elsewhere, including in China, as energy from offshore turbines costs about twice as much to produce as power from coal, according to data compiled by Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî. Both...

January 30, 2015 Gorbachev warns of 'hot' war as Europe sets new Russia sanctions

Rappler - Previous Western measures and a coinciding slide in oil prices have plunged Russia into recession and seen îStandard and Poor'sî slap a "junk" rating on Moscow's foreign currency debt. The downgrade...

January 30, 2015 Vagabond Jim Lopes, a fixture on Santa Rosa streets, dies at 82

Santa Rosa Press Democrat - âHe loved me so much, it wasnât even funny,â said Schisler, whoâs now just brokenhearted. Lopes died Jan. 14 at a Santa Rosa îconvalescentî hospital, at age 82....

January 30, 2015 Hong Kong Exchange Fund sees investment income nosedive

asiaasset.com - The îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî (HKMA), which is the key manager of the fund, said the Exchange Fund recorded investment income of HK$43.6 billion (US$5.58 billion) in 2014, down from HK$81.2...

January 30, 2015 Legal & General Group Plc and PGGM Announce £375million London Office Joint Venture

The Wall Street Transcript - This partnership is another example of our ambition to have a high degree of control over our investments. "As a îresponsible investorî we believe that we have an obligation to contribute...

January 30, 2015 Increased Focus on Security Threats Is Needed to Address Healthcare's Unique IT Challenges

Benzinga - Since 2006, the company has been a member of the îUnited Nationsî îGlobal Compactî to promote sustainability and combat corruption. For more information, visit http://www.tuv.com/us. For the...

January 30, 2015 Fitch Takes Various Actions on MSCI 2005-HQ6

StreetInsider - The asset is a 426,384 square foot (sf) office and industrial property located in Hatboro, PA. The loan was transferred to îspecial servicingî in March 2009 for imminent default and became REO in...

January 30, 2015 Recent Cases on Clean Air Act Preemption of Common Law Torts Upend Conventional Wisdom

jdsupra.com - The court also analogized the reasoning in Ouellette to the CAA. In distinguishing îAmerican Electric Powerî, where the Supreme Court held CAA preempted federal common law, 12 the Iowa court concluded...

January 30, 2015 SL Green Realty Corp. Signs Two Floor Lease with Swarovski at 10 East 53rd Street

Market Watch - This included ownership interests in 28.0 million square feet of commercial buildings and debt and îpreferred equityî investments secured by 14.4 million square feet of buildings. In addition to its...

January 30, 2015 SWIB funds show 'modest' returns for 2014

Chippewa Herald - The trust funds for state employees and retirees saw returns in 2014 that will result in âmodestâ pension and interest rate increases, the îState of Wisconsin Investment Boardî said...

January 30, 2015 Jersey City digital media company wraps up merger with advertising tech firm

NJBIZ - The combined companyâs stock will commence trading on the OTC Bulletin Board shortly, the news release said, and it intends to eventually apply for a listing on the îNasdaq Stock Marketî. Gibson, Dunn...

January 30, 2015 Majesco Entertainment Company Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2014 Financial Results

Big News Network - Majesco is headquartered in Plainfield, NJ and the company's shares are traded on the îNasdaq Stock Marketî under the symbol: COOL. More info can be found online at majescoent.com or on Twitter at...

January 30, 2015 Virtu Renews Talks with Underwriters for Pre-Summer IPO

Fox Business - Douglas Cifu, Virtuâs chief executive officer, declined to comment. In December, îTemasekî îHoldingsî, the government of Singaporeâs investment fund, took a 10% stake in Virtu,...

January 30, 2015 Letter: Empty bowls

Naples Daily News - With Empty Bowls, everything is donated and all the money raised is îclear profitî. I eagerly opened the Sunday Daily News expecting a wonderful accounting of the event that, I am positive, was...

January 30, 2015 2010 Salmonella Outbreak in Ohio Lead to 40 Ill and 1 Dead

foodpoisonjournal.com - On May 5, 2010, the Athens City County Health îDepartmentî (ACCHD) received notification of four ... hot holding and cold holding conditions were conducive for the growth of...

January 30, 2015 Va. Senate panel rejects plan to cut carbon emissions

Arizona Daily Sun - Donald McEachin's bill to have Virginia join the îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî, a cooperative effort of nine Northeastern states. The states place annual caps on carbon emissions, and power...

January 30, 2015 US-backed Mexico dam project triggered protest, rare defeat

Yahoo News - "Unfortunately we had to write that project off," said George Osorio, Conduit's managing partner. Osorio blamed the îAccountabilityî Counsel, a San Francisco legal organization representing residents, for...

January 30, 2015 NIST Guides Organizations through Mobile App Security

Forensic Magazine - A new publication from the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî (NIST) provides guidance for organizations to improve security as employees move to mobile devices such as phones and...

January 30, 2015 HK exchange fund records 43.6b HKD investment income in 2014

Ecns - îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî Monday announced that the Exchange Fund of Hong Kong recorded an investment income of 43.6 billion HK dollars (about 5.63 billion U. S. dollars) in 2014. The figure comprises...

January 30, 2015 New Directive Might Make It Harder to Get FSIS Staff to Speak at Outside Meetings

Food Safety News - Employees of USDAâs îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî (FSIS) are getting the first changes in 10 years in how they go about getting permission to speak to outside groups â ranging...

January 30, 2015 U S Department of Commerce : Head Health Challenge III

4 Traders - Guest blog post by Dr. Willie E. May, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology and Standards and Acting Director, îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî Today I had the honor of...

January 30, 2015 PCR's guide to smartphone accessories

PCR - This privacy screen protector allows smartphones to be used privately in public, while stay-îclean edgeî technology prevents dust and grime from collecting on the edges of the screen protector. Specs: Dry...

January 30, 2015 IPO Preview: InfraREIT

Seeking Alpha - Within the State of Texas, namely ERCOT, Sharyland competes with other TDSPs such as îAEPî, CenterPoint Energy, Oncor Electric and Texas New Mexico Power (PNM Resources), with municipally-owned...

January 30, 2015 Ball Aerospace Integrates Two of Five Instruments for JPSS-1

Virtual-Strategy Magazine - îCERESî, built by Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems division ... Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) supplies innovative, îsustainableî packaging solutions for beverage, food and...

January 30, 2015 Washington company recalls beef produced in 2012

KHQ - coli O157:H7 bacteria. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî said Wednesday that Washington Beef produced the product in 60-pound bulk packs on Nov. 28, 2012. The packs were...

January 30, 2015 Fitch Upgrades 3 Classes of JPMCCM 2005-LDP1

Market Watch - The loan transferred to îspecial servicingî in January 2014 due to imminent default as the borrower advised the master servicer that it would be unable to pay-off the loan at maturity in September 2014....

January 30, 2015 SL Green Signs Diesel to Retail Lease at 625 Madison

Financial Content - This included ownership interests in 28.0 million square feet of commercial buildings and debt and îpreferred equityî investments secured by 14.4 million square feet of buildings. In addition to...

January 30, 2015 China Sunergy : fails to meet Nasdaq rules, again

4 Traders - The îNasdaq Stock Marketî has notified solar firm China Sunergy (NASDAQ:CSUN) that it is failing to meet the bourseâs maintenance standard and now has 180 calendar days to regain compliance. The...

January 30, 2015 Scott Brison: More infrastructure, stronger economy

National Post - Then-Liberal finance minister Paul Martin helped reform the largest of these funds, the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), by establishing the arms-length îCanadian Pension Plan Investment Boardî and giving it...

January 30, 2015 Man City seek soul-searching in Abu Dhabi

Al Bawaba - âWe look forward to preparing for our new season alongside Aabar and hope to share successes together over the coming yearsââ âîAabar Investmentsî is delighted to extend its support...

January 30, 2015 TUV Rheinland Issues First Power Measurement Uncertainty Assessment Service (UAS) Certificate to Trina Solar

Yahoo Finance - Since 2006, TUV Rheinland has been a member of the îUnited Nationsî îGlobal Compactî to promote sustainability and combat corruption. Website: www.tuv.com About Trina Solar Limited Trina...

January 30, 2015 Human Rights Watch asks Narendra Modi govt to fulfill campaign promises

Financial Express - It noted some encouraging progress on îaccountabilityî for abuses in 2014, citing the military court sentence to three soldiers and two officers to life in prison for the 2010 extrajudicial...

January 30, 2015 China asks UN to blackout NGO criticism: diplomats

Business Recorder - îUNITED NATIONSî: China has asked the îUnited Nationsî to withhold the names of countries that criticize non-governmental organizations, diplomats said Thursday, in a move that raised...

January 30, 2015 Pension costs growing expense

Manteca Bulletin - Even with the new rates going into effect, the pension plan is still $986.1 billion underfunded. That means with a plan being put in place by îCalPERSî to bridge that gap in 30 years rates are...

January 30, 2015 Thwarting a new breed of cyberattack

Fierce CIO - The Council on Cybersecurity and the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî (NIST), for instance, have both outlined critical security controls as well as public security measures that...

January 30, 2015 NIST Forensic Science Standards Committees to Hold First Public Meetings

Forensic Magazine - The Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC), which coordinates the development of standards and guidelines for the forensic science community under the auspices of the îNational Institute of...

January 30, 2015 Palm oil at 6-week low on slowing demand, weaker energy

The Malaysian Insider - The demand remains weak. Exports of Malaysian palm oil products during January 1-25 fell 17.7% from a month earlier, cargo surveyor îIntertekî Testing Services said on Monday. In other...

January 30, 2015 HCP Declares Increased Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Stock for 30th Consecutive Year

Yahoo Finance - Dow Jones and îFTSE4Goodî sustainability leadership indices, as well as the GRESB Global Healthcare Sector Leader. For more information regarding HCP, visit the Company's website at www.hcpi.com....

January 30, 2015 New Public Employment Laws for 2015

jdsupra.com - îCalPERSî Regulations for 2015 â Pensionable Compensation under PEPRA Last year PEPRA created a definition of pensionable compensation that excluded 13 types of pay that cannot be counted toward...

January 30, 2015 Flipkart Contemplates $5B IPO via Wall Street In The Next 18 Months

Trak.in - Rowe Price Associates, îQatar Investment Authorityî and previous investors like DST Global, ICONIQ Capital, Tiger Global and Steadview Capital! Second Round Tiger Global 2010 USD 10 Million Third Round Tiger...

January 30, 2015 Legal & General/PGGM announce £375m London office JV

FTSE Global Markets - This partnership is another example of our ambition to have a high degree of control over our investments. As a îresponsible investorî we believe that we have an obligation to contribute to a...

January 30, 2015 When it comes to corruption, U.S. politicians have a lot to learn

Reuters - He held up budgets, cut deals, blocked projects he didnât like and doled out public dollars with little îaccountabilityî. Governors came and went, but Silver seemingly was speaker of the New York State...

January 30, 2015 Big banks decline on lower revenue, more legal expenses

The Spokesman-Review - In exchange for withdrawing the proposed resolution on the issue, the Charlotte-based bank has agreed to produce a report on its business standards, said the Rev. Seamus Finn, chairman of the New York-based...

January 30, 2015 Inchcape selects chief to steer it through sales surge

Financial Times - Inchcape was forced to hunt for a new chief executive after Andre Lacroix was lured away by British testing company îIntertekî in September 2014, although he will not join the group until May. > 1862

January 30, 2015 Game on: CEO David Gyngell to front Nine investors

The Australian - Thatâs a lot of Italian wool. Branwhite for Future MACQUARIE Groupâs award-winning head of îAustralianî macro research, Tanya Branwhite, has deserted the millionaires factory in favour of...

January 30, 2015 The Daily Brief: Female Hedge Fund Managers Are Better

Institutional Investor - Alternatives I: îStichting Pensioenfondsî is boosting its alternatives allocation from 9% to 16%; this is an increasingly common occurrence on the Ave of Giants. - Alternatives II: The Oregon...

January 30, 2015 Asia stocks mostly higher after Japan data shows improvement

San Francisco Gate - From left, are: Qatari Ambassador to the U.S. Mohammed Jaham Al Kuwari; Governor of Qatar Central Bank Abdullah Bin Saoud Al Thani; Ali Sheriff Al Emadi; and Chief Executive Officer of îQatar Investment...

January 30, 2015 Investment Tips for Boomers

Fox Business - Because of that, you want to do everything you can to ensure financial security during your golden years Wendy Dominguez, a Principal and President of îInnovestî Portfolio Solutions, offered the...

January 30, 2015 SL Green (SLG) Beats Q4 FFO Estimates on Higher Revenues - Analyst Blog

Yahoo Finance - As of Dec 31, 2014, SL Greenâs debt and îpreferred equityî investment portfolio totaled $1.2 billion, compared to $1.4 billion as of Sep 30, 2014. In the quarter, the company originated and...

January 30, 2015 What Syriza's Victory Means For Greece's Energy Aspirations

Forbes - Like many thing he has done this week, the move took its toll on the Athens stock market and spurred îStandard and Poorâsî to cut its sovergin debt rating from stable to negative, according to Reuters....

January 30, 2015 Interesting MON Put And Call Options For March 13th

Forbes - Investors in îMonsantoî Co. (NYSE: MON) saw new options become available today, for the March 13th expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the MON options chain for...

January 30, 2015 Thompson Hine Adds Real Estate Lawyers as Market Revives

Daily Report Online - After the 2008 financial crisis, she represented new investors in loan portfolio acquisitions and the resolution of îdistressed assetsî. More recently, she's represented a number of apartment...

January 30, 2015 Sindeo Expands Leadership Team to Transform Mortgage Industry, Bring Greater Transparency to Home Financing

Yahoo Finance - Jobe Danganan joins Sindeo as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer from the CFPB, where he was most recently Enforcement Attorney-Advisor, and before that was Senior Investigative Counsel at the U.S....

January 30, 2015 Principal Real Estate Income Fund Increases Monthly Distributions to $0.145 Per Share

Business Wire - "Since the last distributions were declared, the Fund has continued to employ leverage to Management's desired level and has remained fully invested consistent with its investment strategy of investing in...

January 30, 2015 Stadium renovations among topics of Board of Regents meeting

The Oklahoma Daily - The proposed project will include new research facilities in Nielsen Hall to replace outdated laboratories, plus state-of-the-art îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî labs. Boren said...

January 30, 2015 Fitch: Greece-Troika Deal Still Possible but Risks Are High

Reuters - (The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, January 30 (Fitch) The Greek election result does not change îFitch Ratingsî' view that the country will reach an agreement with its...

January 30, 2015 China ups overseas online shopping transaction limit

China Daily - The îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî (SAFE) is piloting a program to allow cross-border foreign exchange payment services to facilitate overseas e-commerce transactions. Payment companies are...

January 30, 2015 Report: Credit Rater, DOJ Could Settle By End of Week for $1.37 Billion Over RMBS Ratings

DSnews - S&P has not only been in trouble recently over its ratings of residential mortgage-backed securities, but îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî as well. On January 21, S&P agreed to a $77 million...

January 30, 2015 Stocks move higher in afternoon trading; Energy stocks fall

Pantagraph - Others participating from Qatar are, front row from left, Chief Executive Officer of îQatar Investment Authorityî Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Thani; Qatari Ambassador to the U.S. Mohammed Jaham Al Kuwari;...

January 30, 2015 Mali: Ban deplores violent protests against Mission compound, launches inquiry

New Kerala - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the deadly protests against a îUnited Nationsî Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) compound in the northern city of Gao, which left several people dead and...

January 30, 2015 Malawi flooding: urgent assistance needed to confront massive and complex challenges, say UN experts

APO Source - GENEVA, Switzerland, January 30, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ â A group of îUnited Nationsî human rights experts today urged the international community to rapidly provide all necessary...

January 30, 2015 Global Plastic Production Rises, Recycling Lags

investorideas.com - According to the îUnited Nationsî îEnvironmental Programmeî, an estimated 22-43 percent of the plastic used worldwide is disposed of in landfills, where its resources are wasted, the...

January 30, 2015 Mining M&A: Private equity can't run away fast enough

Mining - Opportunistic buyers buying îdistressed assetsî (aka vulture funds picking at carcasses) aside, what's happend to the billions readied for the sector we've been told for the past two years are imminent'...

January 30, 2015 How organizations can prepare for 2015 data privacy legislation

SC Magazine - They can also track the progress of this legislation and look for agencies such as the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî to issue guidance. Furthermore, organizations can encourage...

January 30, 2015 Fitch Affirms McKesson's Ratings at 'BBB+'; Outlook Revised to Stable

Insurance News Net - The following is from îFitch Ratingsî on January 27: îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed the long-term ratings of McKesson (NYSE: MCK), including the Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'BBB+'....

January 30, 2015 WAY OUT WEST: A BIG BASH CAN WORK

Bendigo Advertiser - Instead, play the 10 round robin games on a Wednesday night - one stand-alone game a week starting late October - whereby each BDCA club could host a match, with the 1 v 2 final to be played on...

January 30, 2015 Singapore banks resilient against rising property risk: Fitch

Channel News Asia - SINGAPORE: The Republicâs banks are expected to weather the correction in the city-state's home prices as household debts are low relative to assets, îFitch Ratingsî said in a commentary on...

January 30, 2015 Can free trade be green'

Concordia University - Canadaâs former environment and sustainable development commissioner and current president and CEO of the îInternational Institute for Sustainable Developmentî; and Graham Carr,...

January 30, 2015 Oncolytics Biotech Inc T.ONC

Stockhouse - American multinational company with Canadian operations. Bank of Nova Scotia 500,000 No change Yes îCanadian Pension Plan Investment Boardî 200,105 No change Yes VSR Financial Services 131,640 54,300 No....

January 30, 2015 Lloyds and HSBC CEOs said being eyed for Standard Chartered CEO job

Here Is The City - With Singaporeâs îTemasekî îHoldingsî Pte and Aberdeen Asset Management Plc, the two largest shareholders, pressing Chairman John Peace to develop a succession plan, the...

January 30, 2015 How The Internet of Things Will Change Your Life

The Motley Fool - Others are using similar sensors to tell them when the trees have reached maximum yield. Source: Deere. And agriculture behemoth îMonsantoî (NYSE: MON ) uses IoT technology to predict yield estimates...

January 30, 2015 Business briefing: Andersen Corp. signs climate declaration

TwinCities Pioneer Press - Bayport-based Andersen Corp. announced this week that it has signed the îCeresî Climate Declaration, which commits it to accelerate its adoption of environmentally îsustainableî...

January 30, 2015 Hong Kong Exchange Fund assets HK$3.15 trln end-December - HKMA

News Philippines Yahoo - Jan 30 (Reuters) - Assets at the Exchange Fund, which is used to back the Hong Kong dollar, totalled HK$3,152.1 billion ($406.63 billion) at the end of December, the îHong Kong Monetary...

January 30, 2015 Suppliers in the United States, Brazil, China and India Least Resilient Against Climate Change Risks, Finds New Global Study from CDP and Accenture

Yahoo Finance - A global overview is presented alongside market-by-market analysis within the report. CDP, formerly îCarbon Disclosure Projectî, is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only...

January 30, 2015 Ezekwesili tackles Okonjo-Iweala, says response to Soludo ill-mannered, abusive

nigerianmuse.com - Mrs. Ezekwesili, also known as âMadam Due Processâ by her admirers during her days as the pioneer chairperson of the Nigerian îExtractive industries Transparency Initiativeî [NEITI]...

January 30, 2015 Good oil for RBA

Herald Sun Melboume - îFitch Ratingsî says most Australians lumbered with a mortgage will save less from a 0.25 percentage point cut to the official interest rate than they are reaping from the tumbling oil price....

January 30, 2015 Lincoln National : A.M. Best Assigns Indicative Ratings to Lincoln National Corporation's New Shelf Registration

4 Traders - The corrected release reads: A.M. BEST ASSIGNS INDICATIVE RATINGS TO LINCOLN NATIONAL CORPORATION'S NEW SHELF REGISTRATION A.M. Best has assigned indicative ratings of "a-" to senior unsecured debt, "bbb+" to...

January 30, 2015 Monetary Statistics for December 2014

7th Space - Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The following is issued on behalf of the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî: According to statistics published today (January 30) by the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî, total...

January 30, 2015 SBI share sale: Other public banks too should make hay while market shines

IN - high level of stressed assets on their books and expected pick up in credit growth once the economy gets back on the high growth path.Global ratings agency îMoodysî Investors Service estimates the 11 state-run...

January 30, 2015 Which Is It Wendy, Soda or No Soda' Peter Pan & Friends are Waiting for Your Decision.

esbtrib.com - The decision was the result of continued pressure from health groups such as MomsRising.org, the îInterfaith Center on Corporate Responsibilityî and the îCenterî for Science in the Public...

January 30, 2015 Caisse boosts investment in San Francisco

Benefits Canada - Ivanhoé Cambridge, the îCaisse de dépôt et placement du Québecîâs real estate subsidiary, and its partner Veritas Investments have purchased...

January 30, 2015 Russia Central Bank Slashes Key Rate After December's Massive Hike

Realtime Business News - The rating outlook is negative. Earlier this month, îFitch Ratingsî downgraded Russia to its lowest investment grade, followed by Moody's Investors Service. The central bank attributed the...

January 30, 2015 Market Basket workers' rally to bring back CEO captured public's heart

NewHampshire.com - MANCHESTER - When was the last time you hugged your boss' Or stood out in the rain for him' Or risked losing your job, so you could get his back' Thousands of Market Basket supermarket workers stood up for...

January 30, 2015 What to Watch in the Day Ahead - Friday, Jan. 30

Reuters - (0830/1330) Following that, Commerce Under Secretary for Economic Affairs Mark Doms and Beth Ann Bovino, chief economist for îStandard and Poor'sî, participate in a conference call hosted by Business Forward...

January 30, 2015 Venezuelan general appears in New York after 11 months on the run

The Indian Express - On Thursday, Rivero spoke to journalists outside the îUnited Nationsî in his first public appearance in 11 months. He said he had not seen his family in a year, and had been living in...

January 30, 2015 Privacy Analytics Recognized by Gartner as Visionary in Data Masking Technology Magic Quadrant

WKRG News 5 - The Gartner Magic Quadrant highlights several keys strengths of Privacy Analytics risk-based approach: Its unique offer includes îrisk metricsî to measure the risk of re-identification and inappropriate...

January 30, 2015 Call for Submissions: 2015 International Day of Sport for Development and Peace Video Contest

UN News Centre - Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) â The îUnited Nationsî Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) is launching a Video Contest to commemorate this yearâs International Day of Sport...

January 30, 2015 PKD Foundation names new chief scientific officer

Nephrology News & Issues Magazine - Other roles he had prior to Takeda include Senior Science Fellow for Global Toxicology with Pharmacia and increasing positions of responsibility with Searle/îMonsantoî, becoming...

January 30, 2015 Shell bows to shareholder demands on climate change

Financial Times - Andrew Logan of îCeresî, a non-profit US-based group that promotes îsustainableî investment, said it was âinterestingâ that support for the shareholder initiative had come on...

January 30, 2015 Fraudsters jailed after claiming to be handling deal for Jiang Zemin's sister in US$10 trillion HSBC swindle

South China Morning Post - They boasted that the two deposit forms and two deposit confirmation slips were meant for a meeting at HSBC with officials from the UN, International Monetary Fund, îHong Kong Monetary...

January 30, 2015 Clinical Dietician

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,...

January 30, 2015 Andersen Signs Ceres Climate Declaration, Declares Goal to Reduce Solid Waste, Energy and Water Use 20 Percent by 2020

Market Watch - The declaration was drafted in 2013 through the groupâs îBusiness for Innovative Climate and Energy Policyî (BICEP) coalition, and launched with 33 founding signatories. Since then, more than...

January 30, 2015 Slower loan growth for local banks

The Standard - Total loans rendered by local banks rose just 12.7 percent last year from 2013, with trade finance slipping 1.4 percent, îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî data showed yesterday. Pre-tax operating profit...

January 30, 2015 State and Power Company Support for EPA's First-Ever Carbon Pollution Limits

NRDC SWiTCHBOARD - In addition, nine states participating in the îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî (RGG) also welcomed EPA's proposal to limit carbon pollution. Through a cooperative agreement to limit carbon...

January 30, 2015 Fitch: Singapore Banks Able to Withstand Rising Property Risk

Reuters - (The following statement was released by the rating agency) Link to îFitch Ratingsî' Report: Asia-Pacific Banks: Chart of the Month - January 2015 here SINGAPORE, January 29 (Fitch) The property market...

January 30, 2015 Gorbachev Warns of New Cold War Over Russia Sanctions

News Max - Previous Western measures and a coinciding slide in oil prices have plunged Russia into recession and seen îStandard and Poor'sî slap a "junk" rating on Moscow's foreign currency debt. The downgrade...

January 30, 2015 Christie's emergency manager in Atlantic City to make $135K, report says

New Jersey Online - îStandard and Poor'sî said it believed the move by the governor could lead to an inability by Atlantic City to meet its financial commitments. "In addition, the choice of an emergency manager and...

January 30, 2015 Fitch affirms Kiwibank mortgage covered bonds at 'AAA'

Stock Market Wire - StockMarketWire.com - îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed Kiwibank Limited's NZ$191m equivalent outstanding covered bonds at 'AAA'. The outlook is stable. The rating is based on KWB's long-term issuer...

January 30, 2015 Why some farmers choose to grow GMO crops

Capital Press - Among them is a ripe old tale about how îMonsantoî âforcesâ farmers to use its GMO seeds. This story has been making the rounds for years, and has taken on a life of it own. In the minds of...

January 30, 2015 Soil Health Partnership Holds Summit

AgWired - NCGA is the administrating organization in the SHP, which was set up with funding from îMonsantoî and The Walton Foundation, but in the last year the partnership received a Conservation Innovation Grant from...

January 30, 2015 Rebellion at Standard Chartered as Senior Staff Push for New Leadership

Wall Street Journal - âEveryone is tired by this death from a thousand cuts.â Officials at the U.K.âs Prudential Regulation Authority and the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî have been peppering board...

January 30, 2015 Good regulations, alliances, and partnerships are key to the success of licensing rounds - stated oil leaders last week in London

Film Imaging - Presentations were given by Selami Incedalci, General Manager of Petroleum Affairs at the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey, and Dorina Cinari, Director of the îExtractive Industries...

January 30, 2015 UCLG, EU and Four Other Local Authority Networks Sign Historic Agreement on Sustainable Development

Sustainable Cities Collective - It states: The participation of citizens in decision-making processes that affect their lives and access to îaccountabilityî mechanisms is fundamental to the promotion of sustainable...

January 30, 2015 McDonald's orders a fast-food quick-fix

Market Place - McDonald's also faces image problems with customers who just want a good deal on lunch. Carla Norfleet Taylor at îFitch Ratingsî says that's another area where competitors are winning. âWhether...

January 30, 2015 City morning headlines: Canary Wharf sale, Apple's record results and a tube station bidding war

London Evening Standard - But it would appear that songbird changed tack after the bid won the backing of 86% of shareholders, including major investors the îChina Investment Corporationî and US investor Simon Glick....

January 30, 2015 Improving Investment Treaties, Govt Holds Regional Meeting with ASEAN Members

English Hukumonline - and the îInternational Institute for Sustainable Developmentî (IISD). The meeting discussed the foundations of regional investment treaties within ASEAN for the purpose of welcoming the ASEAN...

January 30, 2015 Netcare : sustainability performance among the best in the world

4 Traders - Awards such as this and Netcare's inclusion in 2014 in the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî World Index and the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Emerging Markets Index, acknowledge the significant progress...

January 30, 2015 3 Things Worth Thinking About (Vol. 20)

investing.com - As we enter into the end of the year, the vast majority of analysts have already come out with bullish forecasts for the S&P 500 going into 2015. The primary driver behind these optimistic forecasts is simply...

January 30, 2015 Deal Makers Comment On Crowdfunding Platform Acquisition

Forbes - Additionally this is evident by the incredible partnerships the GATEWAY platform has in their respective spaces such as The îUnited Nationsî îGlobal Compactî, and being selected and an OPIC EDN...

January 30, 2015 VEGOILS-Market factors to watch Jan 30

News Philippines Yahoo - outlook misses DATA/EVENTS > Cargo surveyors îIntertekî Testing Services and Societe Generale de Surveillance to release data on Malaysia's January palm oil exports on Feb. 4. Palm, soy and...

January 30, 2015 S&P Boosts Ivy Tech Bond Rating

Inside Indiana Business - INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - îStandard and Poor'sî announced that it has raised its long-term rating to AA from AA- on the Trustees of Ivy Tech Community College's outstanding bonds. "We are very...

January 30, 2015 S&P to reach $1.37 billion settlement for favorable ratings leading up to financial crisis

Inside Counsel - S&P, Moodyâs Investors Service and îFitch Ratingsî â which combine to issue about 95 percent of ratings globally â had only been fined an announced $165 million combined before...

January 30, 2015 Can business learn to speak the language of natural capital'

theguardian.com - Other companies have followed suit, including Yorkshire Water, which developed a profit and loss approach with îTrucostî, which helps companies identify the hidden costs of unsustainable use of...

January 30, 2015 Dartmouth Cites Student Misconduct in Its Ban on Hard Liquor

New York Times - Dr. Hanlon said that he was not inclined to get rid of Greek organizations, but that they âmust and will be held to much higher standards and a far greater level of îaccountabilityî.â...

January 30, 2015 Qatar And Brookfield Have 93.4% Acceptances For Songbird Estates Deal

Morningstar - LONDON (Alliance News) - îQatar Investment Authorityî and Brookfield Property Partners LP on Friday said they have extended the closing date for their bid for Songbird Estates to allow shareholders in...

January 30, 2015 Pickles threatens court action over council newspaper

Hold The Front Page - The Local Audit and îAccountabilityî Bill, which limits the publication of council newspapers to four per year, was passed into law in January 2014. Mr Hopkins said in a written Commons...

January 30, 2015 Campbell Announces Plans for a Reorganization of Its Business Operations and Appoints the Presidents of Its Three New Business Divisions

The Wall Street Transcript - The company is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 and the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Indexes. For more information, visit www.campbellsoupcompany.com or follow company news on...

January 30, 2015 Regions Refocus 2015 Urges For Structural Shifts to Achieve Sustainable Development

Inter Press Service - îUNITED NATIONSî, Jan 29 2015 (IPS) - The new initiative Regions Refocus 2015, housed at the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, draws attention to the systemic and structural shifts...

January 30, 2015 Scott Jarboe

The Business Journal - As South Market Retirement Leader, Mr. Jarboe will focus on ensuring client satisfaction and executing the overall Retirement îconsultingî strategy in the market. He will also continue to hold...

January 30, 2015 Investor group calls on oil, gas companies to cut spending on finding fossil fuels

Pensions & Investments - said speakers on a teleconference Thursday hosted by îCeresî, a coalition of institutional investors promoting îsustainableî investing. But the group rejected divestment of...

January 30, 2015 Swiss need to catch up in corporate accountability

swissinfo - A dozen countries have adopted or are working on action plans. Numerous voluntary corporate sustainability initiatives exist, like the îUNî îGlobal Compactî, but these are criticised by NGOs...

January 30, 2015 Bank Ki-moon orders probe of deadly protest at UN base in north Mali

Post - îUnited Nationsî: Secretary-General of îUnited Nationsî Ban Ki-moon has ordered an investigation into violence during a demonstration this week outside a peacekeeping base of the organisation in...

January 30, 2015 J.P. Morgan Asset Management and First Wind Announce Transfer of Majority Ownership in Palouse and Route 66 Wind Projects

Market Watch - NEW YORK & BOSTON, Dec 11, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- J.P. Morgan Asset Management and First Wind announced today that institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management have made a majority...

January 30, 2015 Risky Business: 5 Tips on Turning Risk into Opportunity

Inc. - Today, water scarcity is a looming issue. Consulting firm îTrucostî estimates the environmental and social costs of business water use at $1.9 billion per year. These costs come back to business in the form of...

January 30, 2015 Shell bows to investor pressure on climate risk; continues Arctic drilling

Globe and Mail - Andrew Logan, an analyst at îsustainabilityî-focused investor group îCeresî, said such moves by a company to recommend an activist groupâs resolution is rare and reflects the...

January 30, 2015 New Iran U.N. envoy expected to get U.S. visa: sources

Al Arabiya News - Iranâs state-run Tasnim news agency carried an official announcement on Wednesday that Iran had appointed career diplomat Gholamali Khoshrou, whose surname is also spelled Khoshroo, as its îUnited...

January 30, 2015 Russia to launch £22bn economy rescue package

CITY A.M. - It comes just days after its debt was downgraded to a âjunkâ rating by îStandard and Poorâsî ratings agency. The government also plans to set up a bad bank to take on troublesome loans...

January 30, 2015 EU Official To Greece: 'Respect The Rest Of Europe'

The Business Insider - Following Wednesday's announcements, yields on Greek 10-year bonds rose above the symbolic 10-percent barrier, and ratings agency îStandard and Poor'sî put the country's 'B' credit rating on...

January 30, 2015 Ricoh receives Oekom Research Sustainability rating

graphicrepro.co.za - It was also listed in the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî World Indices, published by S&P Dow Jones Indices (US) and RobecoSAM (Switzerland), for two consecutive years. In addition, Ricoh was...

January 30, 2015 Unilever achieves zero waste to landfill across global manufacturing network

Edie - Unilever's excellent sustainability achievements led it to be named the Food Products Industry leader in the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Index and it being awarded a Gold Class distinction by RobecoSAM in their...

January 30, 2015 Tahlequah mayor promotes openness

Muskogee Phoenix - Jason Nichols said transparency and îaccountabilityî are two of his top goals for the city if heâs re-elected mayor of Tahlequah. Nichols said he wants to keep the residentsâ trust in...

January 30, 2015 Singapore banks able to withstand rising property risk, says credit rating agency Fitch

The Straits Times - said îFitch Ratingsî. Fitch, in its latest Asia-Pacific Chart of the Month report released on Friday (Jan 30), said it expects Singapore banks' potential losses from mortgages to be minimal due to...

January 30, 2015 Greek government to hold first talks with EU leaders

bangkokpost.com - Following Wednesday's announcements, yields on Greek 10-year bonds rose above the symbolic 10-percent barrier, and ratings agency îStandard and Poor'sî put the country's 'B' credit rating on watch...

January 30, 2015 Explain the strategy to find the perfect business idea'

Small Business Yahoo - Each year without fail, small business owners across the country take time out of their busy schedules to reflect on the... How To Produce Video Content For Your Blog Producing video content is for your...

January 30, 2015 The US is auctioning enough offshore wind to power the state of Connecticut

Quartz - Given Cape Windâs troubles, âitâs really important that people understand that offshore (wind) is moving forward in the US and needs to move forward in the US,â îUnion of Concerned...

January 30, 2015 Study flags carbon concern from melting glaciers

Source: RTCC News

Researchers in the US have calculated that, thanks to climate change, melting glaciers will have spilled an extra 15 million tonnes of organic carbon into the seas by 2050. - See more at:...

January 30, 2015 Pennsylvania’s New Governor Will Ban Fracking In State Parks And Forests

Source: Climate Progress

Pennsylvania’s new Governor Tom Wolf will sign an executive order Thursday banning the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in state parks and forests, the Associated Press reports.

January 30, 2015 This is just a horrifying paragraph about food safety in America

Source: Vox

Everyone should go read his piece, but the anecdote below stands out. Back in 2013, US officials had good reason to believe that Foster Farms, a company in California, was shipping tainted chicken and causing a massive...

January 30, 2015 Nuclear Power Needs to Double to Meet Warming Goal

POWER SOURCE - That conclusion is consistent with the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeîâs findings last year that global carbon dioxide emissions need to be capped at 450 parts per million in order to...

January 30, 2015 How environmentally friendly is fast food? New report has answers: Oregon environment roundup

Source: Oregon Live

The nonprofits As You Sow and Natural Resources Defense Council have examined more than 40 U.S. companies’ practices when it comes to packaging recyclability, compostability, and other indicators. Their report, which will be...

January 30, 2015 What Does Downgrade To 'Junk' Status Mean For Russia'

Benzinga - Ratings agency îStandard and Poor'sî cut Russiaâs foreign currency credit rating to BB+ and issued a negative outlook for the future. îStandard and Poor'sî gave several reasons for the...

January 30, 2015 Study: Climate change to bring more nasty La Ninas

Source: USA Today

Extreme La Niñas could become more frequent because of global warming, according to a study out this week in the British journal Nature Climate Change.

January 30, 2015 Shareholder voting system is ‘antiquated,’ causes errors: report

Source: Business News Network

Canada’s shareholder voting system is “antiquated and fragmented,” causing numerous errors in vote counts at companies’ meetings, securities regulators have concluded following a lengthy review of problems with counting...

January 30, 2015 Rio to Sao Paulo Plan for Water Cutoffs After Downplaying Crisis

Source: Bloomberg Business

After public officials and utilities downplayed for months the chance Brazil’s three most-populous states will face water rationing, plans to severely limit water use are in the works as reservoirs fall to record lows.

January 30, 2015 How to leave a mark through investing

Source: The Astorian

Impact investing is not going to replace government or be a panacea, but it’s one of a number of new tools to address social problems. If you want to leave a mark on the world but are unsure of how to do it, I’d say take a look....

January 30, 2015 7 Reasons to Consider a Sustainability Management Degree

Source: EcoWatch

Current Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MSSM) student Divya Bendre had just completed postgraduate work in Policy Studies and was working in management consulting in Singapore when she stumbled upon an article by...

January 30, 2015 Banks to increase base salaries by under 3 percent in 2015 -survey

Reuters - Salary increases across banks, insurers and other financial services firms are expected to be between 5-8 percent in emerging markets, 2-3 percent in North America and 1.5-2 percent in Europe, according to a survey of...

January 30, 2015 Who is McDonald's new British CEO'

Yahoo Finance - An appearance on BBC's "Newsnight" opposite îEric Schlosserî, the author of anti-fast food polemic "Fast Food Nation", just after he started as McDonalds' U.K. CEO, showed a willingness to engage with...

January 30, 2015 Super Bowl Showcases Several Sustainability Efforts

Source: KJZZ Radio

The Super Bowl claims to be the most sustainability-driven championship game of all sports. But what does that mean? The NFL announced several sustainability initiatives taking place for Super Bowl activities including common...

January 30, 2015 Inequality should be at the forefront of a debate on the minimum wage

Source: The Guardian

The release of the Productivity Commission’s issues papers into the workplace relations framework is set to reignite the industrial relations (IR) debate. And given the minimum wage looks to be in the commissions’ firing line,...

January 30, 2015 Survey Shows Scientists and Public at Odds Over Climate, GMOs and More

Source: NBC News

A newly published survey shows a significant opinion gap between professional scientists and the wider American public on issues in science ranging from climate change to genetically modified foods. But the results match up on at...

January 30, 2015 Eurozone hit by record deflation in January

Source: The Telegraph

Eurozone prices suffered their joint biggest drop in the single currency's history in January, as signs emerged that falling energy prices were spreading to the wider price chain.

January 30, 2015 House group to study changes to state pension system

Union Leader - CONCORD â House Speaker Shawn Jasper formed a special committee to study revising the state retirement system. âOur public employee pension system has one of the highest unfunded rates in the...

January 30, 2015 Why China Is Important To The Global Economy

Yahoo Finance - 6 Reasons Why A Soft Landing In China Matters (Part 2 of 7) (Continued from Part 1) A new paper, âBraking China. . . Without Breaking the World,â from the îBlackRock Investmentî Institute...

January 30, 2015 Pension fund to take over Quebec infrastructure projects

Reuters - The îCaisse de depot et placement du Quebecî, which manages the province's public pension plans and holds C$215 billion ($180.04 billion) in net assets, said the first two public transit projects identified...

January 30, 2015 World's cities experiencing more heatwaves, study shows

Source: The Guardian

World cities are experiencing more heatwaves and fewer cold spells, according to a study of extreme temperatures in hundreds of urban areas over the past 40 years. It found that many cities are seeing fewer extremely windy days...

January 30, 2015 China’s Foreign Currency Reserves And Its Sovereign Wealth Fund – Analysis

Source: Eurasia Review

The Bank of China (1949), the People’s Republic of China’s Central Bank, is the financial institution tasked with setting and implementing China’s monetary policy and regulating its financial entities. In the early 2000s China’s...

January 30, 2015 Invest in Qatar 2015

Live Trading News - Qatari Diar, the direct property investment arm of the îQatar Investment Authorityî, opened a London office in 2010. In terms of UK investments in Qatar, Shell is the largest foreign investor...

January 30, 2015 Fixing U.S. retirement not hard after all

Life Health Pro - (Bloomberg View) -- If you're worried about your retirement, a group of U.S. actuaries has some good news: There are better models than either the traditional pension or the 401(k) plan. In fact, they found two...

January 29, 2015 CDP Reporting - Corporate Trends

By Sheryl Lawry, Senior Consultant, USA & Canada Sustainability DNV GL - Business Assurance DESCRIPTION:At this time of year decisions are being made about Corporate reporting and verification of Greenhouse Gas emissions and...

January 29, 2015 The American Art Therapy Association Mourns the Passing of Art Therapy Pioneer Don Jones

artist, teacher, theologian, social activist, and pioneer passes away at 92 DESCRIPTION:It is with great sadness that the American Art Therapy Association announces the passing of art therapy pioneer and AATA Honorary Life...

January 29, 2015 For Two College Grads the Action Team Comes Full Circle

DESCRIPTION:Watching the Action Team at Queens Vocational High School help conduct an indoor baseball clinic last weekend evoked fond memories for two of the youth volunteer organization?s alumni who attended the event to help...

January 29, 2015 Pizza Hut Introduces 100% Gluten-Free Pizza

by Nancy Chen DESCRIPTION:When the munchies hit and all you want is some late night pizza, there?s very few gluten-free options out there. Your friends are all ordering Domino?s or Papa John?s and you?re practically salivating at...

January 29, 2015 Ian Desmond Joins Action Team Captains at Park Cleanup in Palmetto, FL

DESCRIPTION:This past Saturday, Action Team Captains from Manatee School for the Performing Arts had a special admirer show up for their monthly cleanup activity at Palmetto Park. Ian Desmond, shortstop for the Washington...

January 29, 2015 What's Next for Good Business?

DESCRIPTION:Times have changed dramatically since those early conversations. As I sat in front of my laptop on January 1st, big cup of coffee already mostly empty on the desk as I charged up for the coming year, I read the many...

January 29, 2015 UN Says 2015 Will be ?The Year of Sustainability?-The Minute

DESCRIPTION:2015 is a landmark year for the United Nations. It?s the 70th year since its founding in 1945, after the most destructive war in history. Without its efforts over the last seven decades, today?s world would be worse...

January 29, 2015 STEM Is Everywhere: TWC Showcases the Science of Ballet

Connecting Minds at the Charlotte Pride Awards DESCRIPTION:By Stephanie Richin, Community Investment Manager and Nichie Wilson, Events Manager At Time Warner Cable, we are constantly finding new ways for kids to see that learning...

January 29, 2015 Students Learn to Transform the Way Organizations Do Business

Guest blog by Earth Institute Staff DESCRIPTION:Students looking to learn how to transform the way organizations do business are enrolling in Columbia University?s M.S. in Sustainability Management program. The program offers a...

January 29, 2015 Million Women Mentors Breaks 200,000 Pledges to Mentor With 5 New States Signing On!

DESCRIPTION:WASHINGTON, January 29, 2015 /3BL Media/ -?This week, Million Women Mentors (MWM), in partnership with Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, Indiana and Ohio, is proud to announce over 40,000 new commitments to mentor a girl...

January 29, 2015 Blog: 2015 Data Privacy Day ? Part 2

Q&A with our 4 Top Privacy Experts DESCRIPTION:Alliance Data and its three businesses all mark Data Privacy Day, since the importance of protecting our Company?s data, our clients? data, and our clients? customers? data is an...

January 29, 2015 Cox Business, A & E Networks and Inc. Magazine Call for Contestants to Award Best Pitch at Get Started OC

"Storage Wars" stars Brandi and Jarrod to help select best business pitch in Orange County DESCRIPTION:January 29, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Start-ups, entrepreneurs and small business owners in?Southern California?are being...

January 29, 2015 Video: SAP Decodes the Human Proteome

DESCRIPTION:Scientists from the Technical University in Munich and SAP have teamed up to generate a comprehensive map of protein across the human body. Using computer databases and the in-memory technology SAP HANA it's possible...

January 29, 2015 READY, SET, SPRINT: The Bloomberg Internship

DESCRIPTION:January 15, 2015 Originally posted on Bloomberg Now. I have never started an internship truly knowing what to expect, and walking into 731 Lexington on my first day of the Bloomberg L.P. Financial Product Sales &...

January 29, 2015 Cox Automotive Presents the Barbara Cox Automotive Woman of the Year Award

Michelle Primm, Managing Partner of Cascade Auto Group, Recognized for Industry Achievements; Northwood University Student Receives Scholarship DESCRIPTION:January 29, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Cox Automotive presented the 10th annual...

January 29, 2015 Norfolk Southern - Environmental Management

Committed to Environmental Protection DESCRIPTION:Norfolk Southern has internal controls and procedures in place to ensure that we meet or exceed environmental regulations that apply to the company and its operating facilities....

January 29, 2015 Free Cox WiFi Hotspots Available During Super Bowl in Phoenix

Cox offering free WiFi from January 26 to February 2 DESCRIPTION:January 29, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Cox Communications has opened up more than 1,200 hotspots to the public for free, unlimited use during Super Bowl XLIX week and is...

January 29, 2015 Bombardier Reconnue pour son Leadership en Durabilit

DESCRIPTION:Le 29 janvier 2015 /3BL Media/ - Bombardier a annonc? aujourd?hui qu?elle s?est m?rit?e pour la troisi?me ann?e cons?cutive les distinctions Industry Leader et Gold Class ?dans le Sustainability Yearbook de RobecoSAM,...

January 29, 2015 Is the Impact of Mobile Phones a Myth?

by Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Cisco DESCRIPTION:At first glance, the numbers seem staggering. Global mobile phone penetration is 96 percent. In sub-Saharan Africa, where 47 percent of the population lives...

January 29, 2015 The Impact of Dodd-Frank 1502 on Conflict Minerals: U.S. Sustainable and Responsible Investors Respond

DESCRIPTION:The impact of Dodd-Frank 1502 on conflict minerals: U.S. sustainable and responsible investors respond Responsible Investors.?Despite the ongoing legal challenge led by industry trade associations, the majority of the...

January 29, 2015 Lilly: Drug-Resistant TB Demands More R&D

DESCRIPTION:Today's guest blog comes from Lilly's vice president of Global Health Programs, Evan Lee, M.D.? A new article published by a team from the World Health Organization in the European Respiratory Journal shows that while...

January 29, 2015 Tomorrow is the Last Day to Save 20% on The Empowerment Bridge!

Don't miss your opportunity to take advantage of 20% off registration for the International Women's Day Forum 2015! Tomorrow is the last day to access early bird discounts! DESCRIPTION:5th Annual International Women's...

January 29, 2015 PepsiCo Partners to Deliver Safe Water: The Columbia Water Center

DESCRIPTION:As a global food and beverage company, we understand that access to safe water is fundamental to our business and the communities where we operate. It impacts both our internal company operations and our supply chain,...

January 29, 2015 Dropping Oil Prices Highlight Growing Fossil Fuel Risks

In advance of oil company earnings calls, investors and analysts warn of shifting industry trends away from fossil fuels DESCRIPTION:BOSTON, January 29, 2015 /3BL Media/ ? In advance of ExxonMobil, Shell and BP quarterly earnings...

January 29, 2015 Andersen Signs Ceres Climate Declaration, Declares Goal to Reduce Solid Waste, Energy and Water Use 20 percent by 2020

Company is the first window and door manufacturer to sign declaration supporting innovative business actions to address climate change DESCRIPTION:BAYPORT, MN,??January 29, 2015 /3BL Media/?- Andersen Corporation announced today...

January 29, 2015 Two Holland America Line Ships Achieve Perfect Scores of 100 on Recent United States Public Health Inspections

DESCRIPTION:SEATTLE, January 29, 2015 /3BL Media/ ? Holland America Line?s ms Noordam and ms Zuiderdam achieved perfect scores of 100 on recent routine United States Public Health inspections conducted by the U.S. Centers for...

January 29, 2015 Bloomberg Awarded "A" for Climate Performance by CDP

DESCRIPTION:View the full article and video featuring Bloomberg LP's Global Head of Sustainable Business and Finance, Curtis Ravenel, click?here. Also please see the full PDF report for SCPLI here. Tweet me: Bloomberg Awarded...

January 29, 2015 AECOM Impact Blog: How are global students welcomed in the United Arab Emirates?

DESCRIPTION:AECOM Impact blog Vicky Mabbott, who organizes and manages AECOM's graduate program in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), discusses a recent AECOM event hosting 12 students and faculty members from Columbia...

January 29, 2015 Las Vegas Project Shows Power of Solar Panels

DESCRIPTION:The desert-bound city of Las Vegas enjoys average highs of 41?C on July days, but drops to a positively frigid 35?C in September. ?So you can imagine the demands on the regional power grid from air conditioning alone....

January 29, 2015 Growing Internal Investment at SPONSORIUM as Business Expands

Rob Mitchell Appointed Vice President, Sales & Partnerships, EMEA DESCRIPTION:January 29, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Rob Mitchell, the former Head of Sponsorship at the Leo Burnett Group, has been appointed Vice President, Sales...

January 29, 2015 Demonstrations Announced for NAEM's EHS and Sustainability Conference

15 Corporate Customers to Present Software Functionality, Answer Questions DESCRIPTION:January 29, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The lineup for NAEM?s EHS and Sustainability Software Conference on Feb. 24-25 will include user...

January 29, 2015 Huggies Brand and "Malaria No More" Deliver Life-Saving Treatments in Kenya

DESCRIPTION:As one of the world?s largest baby care consumer product companies, Kimberly-Clark recognizes our responsibility to confront some of the biggest issues facing mothers all over the world. Our Huggies brand in Kenya...

January 29, 2015 5 Misconceptions about Sustainability Reporting Assurance

By Dave Knight, Director of USA & Canada Sustainability Services, DNV GL Business Assurance DESCRIPTION:First, let?s clarify what assurance is. In this context, assurance is a third-party review of the reliability of a...

January 29, 2015 How Risky Is Annaly Capital Management, Inc. Really'

The Motley Fool - But Thornburg had a fatal flaw. Consider that because Annaly and American Capital Agency buy securities packaged by îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî, their assets are protected against...

January 29, 2015 FHA Loans Become More Affordable as the FHA Reduces Mortgage Insurance Premiums

GlobeNewswire - The change comes as the FHA has been losing market share to îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî due to fee increases that began in 2008. Over the last four years, the percentage of first time...

January 29, 2015 Tuesday, January 27

Talk Radio News Service - Robert Mera, a îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî meteorologist, said climate change âhas contributed to higher amounts of moisture in the atmosphere, which can cause heavier snowfalls....

January 29, 2015 VantageScore Solutions Announces Major Strides in Market Adoption

Digital Journal - mortgage lenders are not able to leverage automated underwriting systems typically used to originate mortgage loans because îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macîâs seller/servicer...

January 29, 2015 Apple Had the Most Successful Quarter in Business History Thanks to the iPhone 6

CRAVE ONLINE - Apple now sits in seventh place in the list of the companies with the highest annual earnings of all time, behind ExxonMobil, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China and the government-sponsored enterprise...

January 29, 2015 ICBA: New mortgage regulations are hurting the U.S. housing market

RE Journals - The new rules that have caused this anxiety' They are the Qualified Mortgage rules imposed last year by the federal governmentâs îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî. These rules state that...

January 29, 2015 Cash America Announces Dividend Increase and Declares Quarterly Dividend

Yahoo Finance - the regulatory and examination authority of the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî, including the effect of and compliance with a consent order the Company entered into with the îConsumer...

January 29, 2015 Cash America Announces Fourth Quarter Adjusted Net Income from Continuing Operations Per Share up 16%

Yahoo Finance - (g) Represents the charges allocated to continuing operations incurred in connection with a penalty paid to the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî related to the issuance of a consent order by the...

January 29, 2015 Rugby: Moulds: It'll be intense

New Zealand Herald - "We've been working hard because we want to be ready for them because we'll be facing the Chiefs in the first round of the competition at îQBEî (North Harbour) Stadium, so it's big game for us,"...

January 29, 2015 Global importance of urban agriculture 'underestimated'

Vietnamnet - "This is the first study to document the global scale of food production in and around urban settings," explained co-author Pay Drechsel, a researcher for the îInternational Water Management Instituteî...

January 29, 2015 European Stocks Trim Best Month Since 2009 as Shell Declines

Bloomberg - The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index rose 0.1 percent to 369.25 at 12:09 p.m. in London, after earlier losing as much as 0.8 percent. The gauge closed within 1 percent of a seven-year high on Wednesday, with Greek...

January 29, 2015 World Acceptance : Reports Third Quarter Results

4 Traders - the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî (the âCFPBâ), having jurisdiction over the Companyâs business or consumer financial transactions generically; the unpredictable nature of...

January 29, 2015 US Stock Futures Surge Ahead Of Earnings, Economic Data

Benzinga - Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index jumped 6.75 points to 4,131.00. A Peek Into Global Markets European markets were mostly lower today, with the Spanish Ibex Index falling 0.25%, îSTOXXî Europe 600 Index...

January 29, 2015 Defendant in California pension fund fraud case dies

Idaho Press-Tribune - Visitors to the Press-Tribuneâs website may access up to five articles a month for free without a subscription. For unlimited access to the best local news, purchase a digital or print subscription....

January 29, 2015 Labour's big ideas on small business

New Zealand Herald - (It's 3.4 per cent for South Korea.) In another pledge to help start-ups, Mr Little said he wanted to see the îNew Zealand Superannuation Fundî invest in promising start-ups. And he advanced the...

January 29, 2015 IBM Research And Mars, Incorporated Launch Pioneering Effort To Drive Advances In Global Food Safety

New Consortium to undertake the largest-ever metagenomics study and unlock food safety insights across the supply chain DESCRIPTION:SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, January 29, 2015 /3BL ?Media/ --- Scientists from IBM Research and Mars,...

January 29, 2015 Have No Fear, The B Corp Handbook is Here. B Storytelling Puts It to the Test.

by Julie Fahnestock DESCRIPTION:I?m a solopreneur and I want to belong. I want to belong to the B Corp movement where companies like Method, Etsy, WorkSquare, Suncommon and Green Mountain Power hang together. But what does it...

January 29, 2015 Examiner Local Editorial: Maryland ignores its pension plight

Washington Examiner - This week, the trustees of the îMaryland State Retirement and Pension Systemî announced that the rate of return on its portfolio of investments was not the 7.75 percent they had anticipated. It...

January 29, 2015 White House: U.S. Shared Travel History of Suspected Paris Attackers with French

on.aol.com - In a compelling series of îveriteî encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the worldâs most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes. Explore what it means to be human as...

January 29, 2015 Alibaba quarterly earnings plunge 28% to $964 mn

The Business Insider - AFP Fabrice CoffriniAlibaba Group founder and executive chairman Jack Ma speaks during a session of the îWorld Economic Forumî on January 23, 2015 in Davos New York (AFP) - Chinese e-commerce...

January 29, 2015 Real Madrid to rename stadium Abu Dhabi Santiago Bernabeu

sport.citifmonline.com - Real Madrid are set to rename their Bernabeu stadium as part of a sponsorship deal with United Arab Emirates-based îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî (IPIC). The two parties agreed...

January 29, 2015 Exhibition will mark history of Wearside mental care hospital Cherry Knowle

The Chronicle - Further developments took place on the site during the 1930s and after, with the construction of an admissions hospital and îconvalescentî villas. Emergency medical service huts were then built next to...

January 29, 2015 RELYPSA : Change in Directors or Principal Officers (form 8-K)

4 Traders - The Board has determined that Dr. Torley is independent as defined in Listing Rule 5605 of The îNASDAQ Stock Marketî LLC for purposes of serving on the Board. The Company intends to enter into its standard...

January 29, 2015 America the Relatively Beautiful

Bloomberg - President Bushâs Treasury secretary, Henry Paulson, engineered a takeover of housing finance giants îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî, which kept some credit flowing to home buyers. Paulson...

January 29, 2015 Cash America Announces New Share Repurchase Authorization for up to 4 Million Shares

Business Wire - the regulatory and examination authority of the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî, including the effect of and compliance with a consent order the Company entered into with the îConsumer...

January 29, 2015 Authers' Note: Is Patience a Virtue' - Presented by: The Aol. On Network

NASDAQ - 6:00AM ET - GlobeNewswire Entellus Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTL) to Ring The îNasdaq Stock Marketî Closing Bell in Celebration of Enter up to 25 symbols separated by commas or spaces in the text box below....

January 29, 2015 Eat less sugar' Salt' Meat' 5 things to look for as government writes new dietary advice

Newser - That's about 50 grams of sugar, or 12 teaspoons a day, for a person eating a normal diet, according to the nutrition advocacy group îCenter for Science in the Public Interestî. Currently, Americans get about...

January 29, 2015 How to Figure Out If You Can Actually Refinance Your House

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - HARP 2.0 Refinance Program The program allows a homeowner whose mortgage loan closed June 1, 2009 or before and whose loan is owned by îFannie Maeî or îFreddie Macî to refinance...

January 29, 2015 US cos eyeing India for investment: FM

India Infoline Ltd - The finance minister said that the îWorld Economic Forumî meeting in Davos demonstrated that investors were looking at India with greater enthusiasm. US President Barack Obama's visit helped forge...

January 29, 2015 Will Blackstone Q4 Earnings Disappoint on Higher Expenses' - Analyst Blog

Yahoo Finance - îThe Blackstone Groupî L.P. (BX) is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results on Jan 29, before the market opens. Last quarter, Blackstone delivered a negative earnings surprise...

January 29, 2015 Reshop your car insurance in 2015

Dallas News - If youâve changed insurers or even complained to your insurer about your rate in the past, companies (including your own) may charge you less than a nonshopper, said Robert Hunter, director of insurance for...

January 29, 2015 Sorensen Distinguished Lecture on the United Nations

Council on Foreign Relations - Sorensen to highlight the United Nations and offer a special occasion for its most distinguished and experienced leaders to speak to the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî membership. Terms...

January 29, 2015 Motorbike crash victim meets his Nitro Circus hero Travis Pastrana

New Zealand Herald - It's my passion and I guess Travis has been a huge role model for me." Pastrana and his team are currently touring New Zealand and have a live show at Waikato Stadium tomorrow and îQBEî Stadium,...

January 29, 2015 Fair trade fakes

ON YOUR SIDE - "It's a great cause to support," she says. Sarah shops for fair trade products when she can. Renee Bowers works for the îFair Trade Federationî, and says many people are jumping on the Fair Trade...

January 29, 2015 EY and MENTOR Release the Business Case for Private-Sector Engagement in Youth Mentoring

CSR Wire - WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 29 /îCSRwireî/ - EY and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) together released a report âMentoring: at the crossroads of education, business and community,â...

January 29, 2015 AsiaInspection Q1 Barometer: Cheap Labor Came at a High Price in 2014

Reuters - 1. US Dept. of Labor, îBureau of International Labor Affairsî. 2013 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor. October 7 th 2014. http://www.dol.gov/ilab/reports/child-labor/findings/2013tda/2013tda.pdf 2....

January 29, 2015 Mortgage applications decline week over week

Examiner - While both lenders and consumers are watching the mortgage scene more carefully trying to establish a definitive trend it will be interesting how rates fare as tomorrow îFreddie Macî (Federal Home Loan...

January 29, 2015 Treasurer candidates divided on fund for retirement

Durango Herald - DENVER â The two major party candidates in the race for Colorado treasurer have an eye for numbers. But how they crunch the equations often leads to different answers. Democrat Betsy Markey, a former...

January 29, 2015 United States Steel, Apple, Tupperware, Electronic Arts and Gentex are big market movers

Winnipeg Free Press - NEW YORK, N.Y. - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: The steel company reported a drop in fourth-quarter...

January 29, 2015 Adviser noticeboard: This week's events, hires (and a joke)

ProfessionallAdsviser - Financial planner Chris Gilchrist is among the speakers at the CPD-accredited event. MORE... The latest in the joint Henderson/îSchrodersî investment trust roadshow series is set to take place...

January 29, 2015 Humble ISD incurs unexpected costs to replace Kingwood Park gym floor

Your Houston News - We needed more space to meet the needs of our growing district.â The Humble ISD Board of Trustees approved the final payment of $6,874.13 to îMillennium Projectî Solutions for a total...

January 29, 2015 Record $532,250 available for Illinois ag in the classroom

Quincy Journal - While farmers work to harvest crops, Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom is working to seed local ag literacy efforts with more than a half million dollars through its county coalition grant program. Students...

January 29, 2015 Free Trade boost for corporation that imports from Nicaragua

Daily Press - WILLIAMSBURG â A corporation founded by two former Jamestown High School students that imports goods from Nicaragua has been accepted into the îFair Trade Federationî. Neil Paine set up Chaka...

January 29, 2015 Blackstone : Reports Full Year and Fourth Quarter Results

4 Traders - Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today reported its full year and fourth quarter 2014 results. Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, âBlackstone reported record full year 2014 results across all...

January 29, 2015 Rebellion at Standard Chartered as Senior Staff Push for New Leadership

Wall Street Journal - Afterward, Messrs. Sands, Peace and Rees jetted to the Swiss Alps for the îWorld Economic Forumî. The executives had scheduled dozens of meetings with customers from all over the world. Many were...

January 29, 2015 Brentford legend hangs up his boots

GetWestLondon - An initial spell down under with Adelaide United was followed by stops at non-league sides Luton, Barnet, Hayes & Yeading and a return to Slough, interspersed with a short stay in Cyrpus with îAEPî...

January 29, 2015 Ulster inmate suing jail for $6M

Times Herald-Record - Prompt care crucialThe îCenter for Disease Controlî recommends healthcare providers "promptly" examine skin sores so they can be diagnosed and treated. It also recommends having an infection...

January 29, 2015 Vuzix To List Shares On NASDAQ Capital Market

efytimes.com - announced today it has received approval from the îNASDAQ Stock Marketî LLC ("NASDAQ") for the listing of its common stock on the NASDAQ Capital Market. Vuzix common stock will retain the ticker symbol...

January 29, 2015 Credit Suisse, Nomura remain bullish on Indian markets; top 9 stocks to bet on

The Economic Times - The BSE index is up 8.6% in US dollar terms in 2015 so far, and is also Asia's best performing equity index, as per îThomson Reutersî Eikon data ... "We expect market confidence in the...

January 29, 2015 FSIS Requires Labeling of Salt Solutions Added to Meat, Poultry

Food Safety News - USDAâs îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî (FSIS) is requiring that the descriptive designation include the percentage of added solution and the individual ingredients or multi-ingredient...

January 29, 2015 5 things to know about Obama's next climate move: methane

Associated Press - Rules to clean up îcarbonî dioxide from coal-fired power plants have helped ... David Arkush, managing director of Public Citizen's Climate îProgramî, said stronger and faster curbs were...

January 29, 2015 LG Electronics Recognized As One Of World's Most Sustainable Corporations

Yahoo Finance - View photo The 2015 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index, produced by îCorporate Knightsî (www.îcorporateknightsî.com), recognizes the top overall sustainability...

January 29, 2015 US Having a Good Dialogue With India On IP Issues: Froman

The New Indian Express - Their rationale is based on a patentability standard that is out of step with the rest of the world and which many believe is inconsistent with India's obligations under the îWorld Trade...

January 29, 2015 Homeland Security zeroes in on U of M software program as new tool

Minneapolis Star Tribune - WASHINGTON â A computer program developed by University of Minnesota scientists that eventually could allow the government or private sector to trace the supply chain of virtually everything...

January 29, 2015 GMO Potatoes Have Arrived. But Will Anyone Buy Them'

North Country Public Radio - On the face of it, the new potato varieties called "Innate" seem attractive. If you peel the brown skin off their white flesh, you won't find many unsightly black spots. And when you fry them, you'll...

January 29, 2015 Grounded MOL Express being Salvaged

maritimeprofessional.com - The vessel is currently on charter to MOL, is managed by Seaspan Corporation, and is owned by Greater China Intermodal Investments LLC, a joint-venture between the Seaspan Corporation, îthe...

January 29, 2015 In Our View: No Substitute for Experience

The Columbian - According to the îWashington State Department of Retirement Systemsî, more than 1,000 retired teachers statewide under the age of 65 are part of that plan. Of course, we can argue about the merits of a...

January 29, 2015 Deutsche Bank's legal headaches drag into 2015

Yahoo! - Deutsche Bank shares were up over 2.6 percent in midday trading, while the îStoxxî Europe 600 index <.SX7P> of European banks hovered just above par. Chris Wheeler, analyst at Atlantic Equities, said...

January 29, 2015 Romania: The Environment Provides Great Value That Should Not Be Ignored

The World Bank - Professor Markandya received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 as part of the team that drafted the Fourth Assessment of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC), which made the warming of...

January 29, 2015 Homeowners' policies cost is double

Herald Tribune - Even for homeowners used to paying higher rates, the numbers are a shock. J. Robert Hunter, director of insurance for the îConsumer Federation of Americaî and former Texas insurance commissioner, said...

January 29, 2015 Ariff Sabri sees Najib as a megalomaniac

freemalaysiatoday.com - He says itâs becoming more and more evident that 1MDB is something Malaysia does not need. âWe already have a sovereign fund in îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî,â Ariff writes....

January 29, 2015 Fitch Upgrades GMAC 1997-C1

Yahoo Finance - The loan transferred to îspecial servicingî in May 2014 due to a monetary default caused by K-Mart vacating the Portage property. The occupancy for the Portage property is approximately 2% and the...

January 29, 2015 Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Establishes Canadian Operations, Names Heads of Major Product Lines

StreetInsider - In Canada it underwrites on the paper of National Liability & Fire Insurance Company, a member of Berkshire Hathaway's National Indemnity group of insurance companies, which hold financial strength ratings of...

January 29, 2015 Qatar and Brookfield win battle for Canary Wharf

International Business Times - Songbird said in a statement its biggest shareholders, îChina Investment Corporationî (CIC), Morgan Stanley and Glick family intend to accept the £2.6bn ($3.9bn,...

January 29, 2015 Italy - Factors to watch on January 29

Reuters - FTSE Mid Cap index.... Block trades..... Stories on Italy..... IT-LEN For pan-European market data and news, click on codes in brackets: European Equities speed guide..... FTSEurofirst 300 index..... DJ...

January 29, 2015 Fitch Affirms JPMCC 2007-CIBC20

Market Watch - The loan was transferred to îspecial servicingî in August 2010 for payment default and became real estate owned (REO) on June 18, 2013. Per the special servicer, 18 of the 19 properties have been sold....

January 29, 2015 Experimental Lakes Area gets charitable status from CRA

CBC - The Canada Revenue Agency has given the îInternational Institute for Sustainable Developmentî-ELA full charitable status. IISD executive director Matthew McCandless called it an important step. âAny...

January 29, 2015 Joyner raises concerns about possible insurance regulator

Tampa Bay Times - said Joyner. "If somebody's supposed to be a consumer advocate, and the person who's the founder of a national insurance organization and now insurance director for the îConsumer Federation of...

January 29, 2015 Christie tells lawmakers he will be 'here' in 2016

My FOX Austin - Governor Chris Christie's 2015 State of the State Address As Prepared for Delivery: Mr. Speaker... Mr. Senate President... Lt. Governor Guadagno... Members of the legislature... Friends and citizens of New Jersey:...

January 29, 2015 94-year-old Midway-area man missing

News 8 KFMB - SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Authorities asked the public to keep an eye out for a 94-year-old man who wandered off Tuesday from the Midway-area îconvalescentî home where he lives. Juan Sandoval, who suffers from...

January 29, 2015 Inslee pushes for cap-and-trade proposal

Associated Press - Last month, Inslee proposed an ambitious cap-and-trade îprogramî to require the state's largest industrial polluters to pay for every ton of îcarbonî they release. Inslee has made...

January 29, 2015 20-Gallon Challenge Public Awareness Effort Debuts

Sonoma County Gazette - The Sonoma County Water Agency and the Sonoma-Marin îSaving Water Partnershipî, a partnership of nine North Bay cities and water districts, this summer will embark on a new two pronged public...

January 29, 2015 In the papers - 'ECB chief condemns German austerity'

Proactive Investors UK - The Guardian Canary Wharf to be bought by îQatar Investment Authorityî: Canary Wharf is to be bought by Qatarâs sovereign wealth fund and Canadian investor Brookfield Properties for...

January 29, 2015 Longtime advocate: Insurance chief from Louisiana could be bad news for consumers

Naked Politics Miami Herald Media - who was Texas insurance commissioner and founder of the National Insurance Consumer Organization before his current job as insurance director for the îConsumer Federation of...

January 29, 2015 Quindell criticised over "unacceptable" share options for new non-executive chairman

Global Reinsurance - UKâs Corporate Governance Code recommends that pay for non-executive directors should not include options Quindellâs corporate governance has been criticised by shareholder group îPensions...

January 29, 2015 Canadian Investor Plugging Into IPL

Inside Indiana Business - ARLINGTON, Va. & MONTRÃAL - The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with La îCaisse de dépôt et placement du...

January 29, 2015 Fitch Upgrades 5 Classes of MSC 2003-IQ4

teletrader.com - The loan transferred to îspecial servicingî upon maturity default in December 2012. The special servicer granted nine-month forbearance to the borrower with the expectations the loan would pay off in...

January 29, 2015 La Caisse unveils agreement with Québec government to carry out infrastructure projects

redOrbit - MONTRÃAL, Jan. 13, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ â La îCaisse de dépôt et placement du Québecî announces today that it has concluded an agreement with the...

January 29, 2015 Robert Bruce Blance, 87

capecodtimes.com - In 1957 he immigrated to Montreal Canada where he worked for Union Carbide, Canada. In 1960 he took a job with Shawinigan Resins Corporation, a division of îMonsantoî Company in Springfield, MA. For...

January 29, 2015 China Sunergy Announces Receipt of Notice of Failure to Meet Nasdaq Listing Standards

The Business Journal - today announced that it had received a letter from the Listing Qualifications Department of the îNASDAQ Stock Marketî, on January 22, 2015 (the "Letter"), informing the Company that it does not...

January 29, 2015 USDA Requires Clearer Disclosures on Labels of Raw Meat, Poultry

Food Product Design - Michael Jacobson, executive director of the îCenter for Science in the Public Interestî (CSPI), said USDA has found that roughly â60 percent of all raw meat and poultry products are...

January 29, 2015 A look at the numbers in Christie's State of the State talk

New Jersey Herald - He zoomed in on îNewî îJerseyî's economic profile ... Christie renewed his call to overhaul the state's îpensions and benefitsî for public workers, comparing them to...

January 29, 2015 Brand Knew, LIVESTRONG Announce Causathon Event

Benzinga - Creative agency and technology studio, Brand Knew, announced today that it will host its first Causathon event outside of Los Angeles on March 11-12 when tech talent converges at the LIVESTRONG Foundation's...

January 29, 2015 Southern (SO) Earnings Report: Q3 2014 Conference Call Transcript

The Street - I'll see you soon. Operator: And our last registered question at this time is with Dan Jenkins with the îState of Wisconsin Investment Boardî. Dan Jenkins (Analyst - îState of Wisconsin Investment...

January 29, 2015 Scana (SCG) Earnings Report: Q3 2014 Conference Call Transcript

The Street - Jimmy Addison (CFO): You're welcome. Operator: Dan Jenkins of îState of Wisconsin Investment Boardî. Dan Jenkins (Analyst - îState of Wisconsin Investment Boardî): Hi. Good afternoon. Jimmy...

January 29, 2015 Delta Showcases Energy Management Solutions at AHR 2015

TMCnet.com - Since 2011, Delta has been selected as a member of îDow Jones Sustainabilityî⢠World Index (DJSI World) for 4 consecutive years. In 2014, Delta is ranked by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) on...

January 29, 2015 Trump Entertainment Secures Financing; Revel Gets Tax Break

ALM Globe St - ATLANTIC CITY, NJâA bankruptcy judge approved debtor-in-possession financing totaling $20 million for Trump Entertainment by investor Carl Icahn on Wednesday. The ruling in the bankruptcy court case in...

January 29, 2015 Leidos Issues Annual Corporate Responsibility Report

Broadway World - Published in compliance with the îGlobal Reporting Initiativeî (GRI) G4 Framework, the report highlights the company's continued commitment to empower people, support the communities in which Leidos...

January 29, 2015 Consumers look for solutions as TxTag complaints pile up

KVUE - Smith recommends calling your legislators and the Office of the Attorney General, and if your bill goes to collections, file a complaint online with the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî. "This is a...

January 29, 2015 In violent Venezuela, police killings surge to almost one a day

Euronews - With gangs running poor neighbourhoods, weapons easily available, judges and police often on the take, and prosecution rates low, Venezuela is the worldâs second worst country for homicides overall, the...

January 29, 2015 Consumer groups cheer move to rein in banking "blacklist"

CBS News - "Actions by the New York Attorney General, other regulators and the [îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî] have been crucial in reining in abusive use of so-called blacklist credit bureaus such as...

January 29, 2015 YCAP ABS Opportunity Fund B

City Wire - The Sub-Fundâs objective is long-term growth of capital. The Sub-Fund will mainly invest in European Asset-Backed Securities (ABS), but can also invest in fixed and variable rate securities, corporate bonds and...

January 29, 2015 S&P puts Greece credit rating on watch for downgrade

Yahoo News - Paris (AFP) - îStandard and Poor'sî put Greece's 'B' credit rating on watch for a possible downgrade on Wednesday, warning that some of the policies of the new anti-austerity government were putting...

January 29, 2015 Northfield Bancorp Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2014 Results

Financial Content - At December 31, 2014, $699.8 million of the portfolio was residential mortgage-backed securities issued or guaranteed by îFannie Mae, Freddie Macî, or Ginnie Mae. In addition, the Company held...

January 29, 2015 Militant group Hezbollah claims not interested in escalation: Israel

Economic Times - Defence Minister, Moshe Ya'alon, today said that Israel has received a message from Hezbollah through îUnited Nationsî peacekeeping force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) that it was not interested in further...

January 29, 2015 Study: Students slow to pay debts

Daily Lobo - Banks are often interested in the bottom line whether or not they are making money. According to the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî, âIn 2009, some 1,045 agreements were in effect. Since the...

January 29, 2015 Motorbike crash victim meets his Nitro Circus hero Travis Pastrana

New Zealand Herald - It's my passion and I guess Travis has been a huge role model for me." Pastrana and his team are currently touring New Zealand and have a live show at Waikato Stadium tomorrow and îQBEî Stadium,...

January 29, 2015 China lifts overseas online shopping transaction limit

China - The îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî (SAFE) is piloting a program to allow cross-border foreign exchange payment services to facilitate overseas e-commerce transactions. Payment companies are allowed...

January 29, 2015 Complaint: SeaWorld Overcharged for Annual Passes

nationallawjournal.com - Firefighters and Police Officers Pension Fund; îArkansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî; and Oklahoma City Employee Retirement Systemâallege violations of the Securities and...

January 29, 2015 US trip a success

Proudly Sydney - They were joined on the trip by Geelong stars Joel Selwood and Tom Hawkins and also members of the AIS-AFL Academy, including îQBEî Swans Academy player Callum Mills. While it was only a short trip,...

January 29, 2015 Berkeley Secures $15M for Cedarhurst

ALM Globe St - Bethesda, MD-based Berkeley structured the deal as a cash-out fixed-rate îFreddie Macî 10-year loan term with a period of interest only, and was able to incorporate the plans for two new cottages into...

January 29, 2015 Fed stays 'patient' but rate hikes are coming

ABC 17 News - Mike Arone, a chief investment strategist with îState Street Global Advisorsî, said investors may have been hoping ... "If the Fed does start to lift rates in the current îenvironmentî, it...

January 29, 2015 German Accountant

gaapweb.com - Though German language skills would be ideal - for the right capable candidate we will also consider a good allrounder with strong experience of German and US accounting - we are also open to a strong...

January 29, 2015 Why Brazil Put Its Military In Charge of Cyber Security

defenseone.com - Subscribe to Defense One Today. Be the first to receive updates. Robert Muggah is research director of the Igarapé Institute and also director of policy and research at the SecDev Group. Full Bio...

January 29, 2015 Fullerton India Q3 net up 78 per cent at Rs 86 crore

The Economic Times - MUMBAI: Non-bank lender Fullerton India, a subsidiary of Singaporean sovereign wealth fund îTemasekî îHoldingsî, today reported a 78 per cent growth in net profit at Rs 86 crore for...

January 29, 2015 Ahead of Super Bowl XLIX, GMO Inside Urges Sabra, Official Hummus of NFL, to Pass on GMOs

4 Traders - ABOUT îGREEN AMERICAî'S GMO INSIDE îGreen Americaî is the nation's leading green economy îorganizationî. Founded in 1982, îGreen Americaî (formerly Co-op America)...

January 29, 2015 Real Madrid Reportedly to Rename Ground the Abu Dhabi Bernabeu

Bleacher Report - The statement by Perez was in reference to a new sponsorship deal with Abu Dhabiâvia the îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî, who are a third party investment company. Roncero says the...

January 29, 2015 Cash America Announces Fourth Quarter Adjusted Net Income from Continuing Operations Per Share up 16%

Business Wire - (g) Represents the charges allocated to continuing operations incurred in connection with a penalty paid to the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî related to the issuance of a consent order by the...

January 29, 2015 Real Madrid stadium to be known as Abu Dhabi Bernabeu'

Zee News - Spanish newspaper AS reported on Wednesday that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has already agreed to the renaming of the sacred stadium with a new sponsorship deal with Abu Dhabiâvia the...

January 29, 2015 FWC officials now say gun ban at Knight's Trail was their idea

thegunwriter.blogs.heraldtribune.com - Sarasota County officials are usually pretty good about access and îaccountabilityî, especially with the media. If you call a county official, they'll almost always call you...

January 29, 2015 Somalia: UN Special Representative welcomes announcement of the nomination of a new cabinet by Somali Prime Minister

RBC Radio - Mogadishu, 29 January 2015 â The îUnited Nationsî Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has welcomed the announcement of the nomination of a new Federal cabinet...

January 29, 2015 Abu Dhabi Bernabeu: Real Madrid Set to Sell Stadium Naming Rights In £300m Deal

Caught Offside - In October 2014, Real signed a deal with îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî and despite the key details of the agreement not being revealed by Perez he indicated that it would allow the club...

January 29, 2015 Unsavory: The Problem With Angry Vegans Who Push and Preach Their Ideals

Alter Net - Like îMichael Pollanî, I agree that people should aim to âEat food, not too much, mostly plants,â because this is ideal for human and habitat health. But letâs get real. We live in a...

January 29, 2015 Robbins Arroyo LLP Is Investigating The Officers And Directors Of Walter Investment Management Corp. (WAC) On Behalf Of Shareholders

The Street - Specifically, the Federal Trade Commission and îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî are investigating Green Tree Servicing LLC's alleged violations of federal consumer financial laws and have...

January 29, 2015 Finally, an Energy Issue Everybody (Mostly) Likes

National Journal - The Cruz amendment, however, went beyond the language of the House and Senate policy proposals, calling for DOE to expedite exports of liquefied natural gas to all îWorld Trade Organizationî...

January 29, 2015 Cotton and Textiles - Development work on Sialkot tanneries zone in full swing

Business Recorder - Wednesday that STZ was being developed on 392 acres costing Rs 406 million. Sialkot is recognised as one of the leading exporters of leather based products in Pakistan. The tanneries around the city were...

January 29, 2015 FTSE CLOSE: Markets wobble on UK and US economic woes; hardliners given top jobs in Greece

This is Money - The biggest fallers in the FTSE 100 were TUI down 38p to 1162p, Weir down 47p to 1640p, îIntertekî down 63p to 2268p and Rolls-Royce down 24p to 879p. 16.59: The FTSE 100 closed down 40.79 points at...

January 29, 2015 Cash-rich US companies eyeing India for investment: Jaitley

Times of India - The finance minister also said the îWorld Economic Forumî meeting in Davos demonstrated that investors were looking at India with greater enthusiasm and the loud and clear message from the meet was...

January 29, 2015 Real Madrid to rename stadium Abu Dhabi Santiago Bernabeu

BBC - Real Madrid are set to rename their Bernabeu stadium as part of a sponsorship deal with United Arab Emirates-based îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî (IPIC). The two parties agreed their partnership,...

January 29, 2015 Study Analyzes Variability of Climate Models

Environmental News Network - To conduct their study, they analyzed 34 climate models used by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) in its fifth and most recent assessment report, finalized last...

January 29, 2015 Computer attack planning proposed

capecodtimes.com - Entergy owns Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. Edwin Lyman, from the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî, called the proposal for reporting incidents of cyberthreat âcommon sense.â âI...

January 29, 2015 European Markets Finished Mostly Lower As Worries Over Greece Persist

NASDAQ - The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks decreased 0.64 percent, while the îStoxxî Europe 50 index, which includes some major U.K. companies, lost 0.43 percent. The DAX of Germany...

January 29, 2015 UN Special Representative welcomes announcement of the nomination of a new cabinet by Somali Prime Minister

APO Source - MOGADISHU, Somalia, January 29, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ â The îUnited Nationsî Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has welcomed the announcement...

January 29, 2015 Labour's big ideas on small business

New Zealand Herald - (It's 3.4 per cent for South Korea.) In another pledge to help start-ups, Mr Little said he wanted to see the îNew Zealand Superannuation Fundî invest in promising start-ups. And he advanced the...

January 29, 2015 HanesBrands Announces 33% Increase in Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend and 4-for-1 Stock Split

NASDAQ - WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(îBUSINESS WIREî)-- HanesBrands (NYSE ... More information about the company and its corporate îsocial responsibilityî initiatives, including environmental, social compliance...

January 29, 2015 Cruz offers amendment to expedite LNG exports

Your Houston News - Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today spoke on the Senate floor to offer an amendment to the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval bill that will expedite liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to the 160 countries in the...

January 29, 2015 Thursday's boys regional soccer previews

Daytona Beach News-Journal - FPC scores in bunches, averaging 4.3 goals per game this season. Four players â Julio Adao, Nathan îMonsantoî, Neild Joseph and Robbie Ferguson â have at least 10 goals on the...

January 29, 2015 Real Madrid set to rename stadium Abu Dhabi Bernabeu as part of £15m-a-year deal

Daily Mail - Coca-Cola and Microsoft had both shown an interest in having their name on the Bernabeu but the race looks to have been won by the Spanish energy company Cepsa which in turn is owned by the IPIC (îInternational...

January 29, 2015 Building Toward Another Mortgage Meltdown

Wall Street Journal - Mr. Watt told the committee that, having received âfeedback from stakeholders,â he expects to release by the end of March new guidance on the âguarantee feeâ charged by îFannie...

January 29, 2015 Obama's college plan may be Texas' least bad option

tribtalk.org - At the national level, the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî recently sued one of the largest for-profit college chains, Corinthian Colleges. The bureau alleged that Corinthian engaged in...

January 29, 2015 Rick Santorum And Mike Huckabee Still Just Don't Get It On Climate Change

The Huffington Post - and prevents them from using the U.S. lack of action for theirs.â In its latest report, the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî found that human influence on climate is clear....

January 29, 2015 Small business at centre stage

Otago Daily Times - He also proposed finding ways for major investment funds, such as the îNew Zealand Superannuation Fundî, to support promising local start ups. > 1862

January 29, 2015 New Report Urges Western Governments to Reconsider Reliance on Biofuels

New York Times - âI would say that many of the claims for biofuels have been dramatically exaggerated,â said Andrew Steer, president of the îWorld Resources Instituteî, a global research organization based...

January 29, 2015 Let teachers run the schools

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - While preparing, they read a teenage version of îMichael Pollanîâs âThe Omnivoreâs Dilemma,â plus a book about a Cleveland urban landscape that was turned into an...

January 29, 2015 Five resolutions to keep your company on track for success in 2015

The National - Like the dropping of the ball in Times Square, the bursting of fireworks over the Burj Khalifa means the time for New Yearâs resolutions is upon us again. The beginning of January is when many of us press the...

January 29, 2015 Value Investing: Have You Been Using The Wrong Quality Ratio'

Seeking Alpha - High-quality companies also substantially outperformed the index. The îSTOXXî Europe 600 index over the same period had a compound annual growth rate of -0.82%, worse than even the worse quintile, most...

January 29, 2015 MGIC Promotes Head of Human Resources and Vice President Managing Director, and Adds Two to National Accounts Team

Benzinga - Mrs. Mitchell is a graduate of the University of Central Florida. Mr. Bates comes to MGIC from îAssurantî Specialty Property where he was the Director of Product Development. His previous positions also...

January 29, 2015 Denver homeless initiative would be latest to tap social impact bonds

Denver Post - Mayor Michael Hancock announced the city's social impact bond plan to great fanfare at last June's îClinton Global Initiativeî America conference in Denver. In coming months, Hancock's deputies, working...

January 29, 2015 Commitments Track Manager, Education and Workforce Development

ReliefWeb - impacting the health of 25 million people in the U.S.; and members of the îClinton Global Initiativeî have made nearly 2,800 Commitments to Action to improve more than 430 million lives around the world....

January 29, 2015 State pension funds show marked improvement

Daily Inter Lake - HELENA â Unlike two years ago, Montana legislators wonât be facing complex decisions of how to shore up the finances of battered pension funds for state and local government employees and teachers....

January 29, 2015 Climate change a risk, not an uncertainty

Pensions & Investments - However, the U.N. îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî report of September 2013 conveyed a strong scientific consensus over the causes of climate change and the likely consequences...

January 29, 2015 Apple posts the biggest quarterly profit in history

BBC - Apple reported a net profit of $18bn (£11.8bn) in its fiscal first quarter, which tops the $15.9bn made by ExxonMobil in the second quarter of 2012, according to îStandard and Poor'sî. Record sales...

January 29, 2015 Energy Sector Selloff Weighs Down on European Stocks--Update

NASDAQ - The îStoxxî Europe 600 was 0.7% lower midmorning. Shares in oil giant Royal Dutch Shell fell more than 4% after its fourth-quarter profit fell short of market expectations. That dragged down the broader...

January 29, 2015 Protesters gather outside Quik Cash to protest payday loans

Columbia Daily Tribune - Specifically, Grass Roots Organizing is urging the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî to implement rules to protect borrowers from high interest rates. âThis is our grand opening, so...

January 29, 2015 Where the Banks Earn, You Lose - So Here's How to Win

Daily Finance - For the first time, the cost of short-term borrowing is showing signs of declining, thanks to action from the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî. Expect to see these costs continue to decline. >...

January 29, 2015 Super Fund's high returns are the exception not the rule, says chief

New Zealand Herald - The îNew Zealand Superannuation Fundî has posted a 13.9 per cent return for 2014, finishing the year at $27.5 billion, but warns returns will be "more muted" over the coming years. Stock markets...

January 29, 2015 Real Madrid are set to rename the Santiago Bernabeu

Standard Group - Los Blancos signed a deal with Dubai-based company îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî (IPIC) at the end of 2014 - an agreement likely to enable the club to carry out their stadium...

January 29, 2015 A Push for a Greater Government Role in Housing Finance

Deal Book - About seven in 10 new mortgages have government backing, mainly from îFannie Maeî or îFreddie Macî. On one side is pretty much everyone on the right, center and left-of-center. They argue that...

January 29, 2015 US Stocks Decline on Global Economic Worries

Fore Minute - Retail sales dropped 0.9% in December from November, as reported by the Commerce Department on Wednesday. îState Street Global Advisorsîâ chief investment strategist, Michael Arone said, âThe...

January 29, 2015 Column: King Abdullah gave students educational opportunities

Shorthorn - To modernize the economy, he established the King Abdullah Economic City, the King Abdullah Financial District and Saudi Arabia joined the îWorld Trade Organizationî. To improve healthcare in the kingdom,...

January 29, 2015 South Africa Chicken Duties Put AGOA Status In Jeopardy

Law 360 - Law360, New York (January 28, 2015, 1:28 PM ET) -- Two U.S. senators on Tuesday leaned on the White House to eliminate South Africa's anti-dumping duties on U.S. poultry imports, raising the specter of a challenge at...

January 29, 2015 World Acceptance Corporation Reports Third Quarter Results

Business Wire - the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî (the âCFPBâ), having jurisdiction over the Companyâs business or consumer financial transactions generically; the unpredictable nature of...

January 29, 2015 Climate models don't over-predict warming, study shows

Phys.org - The researchers chose the 15- and 62-year intervals because they are the durations referenced most often by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, which focuses particularly on accelerated warming...

January 29, 2015 The Fallacy of 'Giving Up'

The Atlantic - One of the most common pieces of advice given by nutrition experts today was coined by îMichael Pollanî: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." But amid war and scarcity in the early and mid...

January 29, 2015 PRESS DIGEST-New Zealand newspapers - Jan. 29

Daily Mail - NZ Superannuation Fund posts 13.9 per cent return: The îNew Zealand Superannuation Fundî beat its benchmark with a bumper 13.9 per cent return last year, but its boss says more muted earnings are on the...

January 29, 2015 Christie tells lawmakers he will be 'here' in 2016

My Foxla - Governor Chris Christie's 2015 State of the State Address As Prepared for Delivery: Mr. Speaker... Mr. Senate President... Lt. Governor Guadagno... Members of the legislature... Friends and citizens of New Jersey: I...

January 29, 2015 Nigeria Army warned of raids that killed hundreds, claims Amnesty International

The Sun - Boko Haram has escalated its violent campaign to impose Shariah, or Islamic rule, in Africaâs biggest oil-producing nation, killing more than 4,700 people last year, double the amount in 2013, risk consultancy...

January 29, 2015 Go Big Read to focus on inequality

Madison - Previous books include âA Tale for the Time Beingâ by Ruth Ozeki and âIn Defense of Foodâ by îMichael Pollanî. To suggest a book, visit gobigread.wisc.edu. Kristin A. Oakley, a...

January 29, 2015 Sri Lanka's new government plans fresh war crimes probe

Reuters - Without some accountability for civilian deaths, the îUnited Nationsî argues there will be no lasting reconciliation to allow Sri Lanka to move on from the war that dragged on for decades as ethnic Tamil...

January 29, 2015 US Government Congratulates Honduras for Its Remarkable Progress on Security Issues

Morning Star - The United States Department of State lauded the Government of Hondurasâ remarkable success in its efforts to significantly reduce violence and bring peace to the country last year. This achievement was...

January 29, 2015 Gordon Johnson Of Axiom Capital Not A Believer In U.S. Steel Rally

Benzinga - Also, Johnson dismissed the notion that the îWorld Trade Organizationî was going to act on the trade cases that address the dumping of steel from foreign countries. He stated the claims were...

January 29, 2015 ASU students get insider's view of sustainability at the Super Bowl

Asu News - and how ASU collaborates with organizations like the îClinton Global Initiativeî to support and allow leaders and entrepreneurship. On the Tempe campus, ASU invited NFL Environmental Program Director Jack...

January 29, 2015 DuBois woman scammed out of money

WJAC TV - HUSTON TOWNSHIP, Pa.-- A DuBois woman was recently scammed out of $1,550 over the phone. The State police in Clearfield County say a person claiming to be a World Wide Pet Transport Representative, called the woman and...

January 29, 2015 Foodies Project empowers Sonoma County cooks

Santa Rosa Press Democrat - As a UC Berkeley student in 2007, Angela Wooton found herself in the center of the local food movement. She heard îMichael Pollanî discuss his book, âThe Omnivoreâs...

January 29, 2015 New York Jewish community remembers Paris victims of terror

World Jewish Congress - The Jewish community of New York held a memorial gathering at the Lincoln Square synagogue last Sunday to honor and mourn the seventeen victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris that took place at the...

January 29, 2015 Everbank reports earnings increase despite decline in total income

The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville - Jumbo loans are loans that arenât guaranteed by îFannie Maeî or îFreddie Macî because theyâre larger than the limits set by those agencies. In the fourth...

January 29, 2015 IFIF FEED INDUSTRY FEDERATION: 9th International Feed Regulators Meeting to be ..

4 Traders - The 9th Annual International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) organized by the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) in cooperation with the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî...

January 29, 2015 FAO calls for strengthening of agricultural biodiversity in Iran

Tehran Times - The îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO) has called for the establishment of a âNational Information Sharing Mechanismâ (NISM) on plant genetic resources to secure...

January 29, 2015 Who Needs Lobbyists' See What Big Business Spends To Win American Minds

Moyers & Company - Others included the Business Roundtable ($9.9 million), a group of CEOs who advocate for business-friendly policies, the Software Alliance ($2.5 million) and the îGrocery Manufacturers...

January 29, 2015 For ISIS, tough times as it seeks to regroup

CNN - Torbjorn Soltvedt, a senior analyst at consultancy Verisk îMaplecroftî, agrees that ISIS is on the back foot in Iraq, relying more on classic insurgency tactics such as roadside bombs and unable to move in force...

January 29, 2015 Is it time to take a punt on Europe's top companies'

This is Money - James Sym, fund manager at îSchrodersî, says: 'If these firms recover, their share prices are not going to stay at this level. That gives you the opportunity to double or triple your money. 'When you...

January 29, 2015 Is Cheap Oil Dooming Renewable Energy'

International Business Times - Or, in other words: âThe story should not be how falling oil prices will impact the shift to clean energy, it should be how the shift to clean energy is impacting the oil price,â Michael...

January 29, 2015 Turkish Lira Slumps On Rate Cut Expectations

Wall Street Journal - Equity markets across Europe were broadly lower Thursday, reflecting an increase in risk-aversion from investors. The îStoxxî Europe 600 was 0.7% lower in early trade. Other emerging market...

January 29, 2015 SSgA taps Telstra Super vet to bolster institutional sales team in Melbourne

Pensions & Investments - Chris Artis joined îState Street Global Advisorsî in Melbourne as a vice president of sales and distribution on the firmâs institutional sales team. The position is new, said SSgA...

January 29, 2015 Bridge Bank Provides Perpetual Energy Systems $28 Million to Refinance 12.25 Mega Watts of Solar Energy in Northern and Southern California

CNN Money - Bridge Capital Holdings was formed on October 1, 2004 and holds a Global Select listing on the îNASDAQ stock marketî under the trading symbol BBNK. Bridge Bank Holding Company was recently admitted to...

January 29, 2015 Wednesday, Jan. 28: Consultation a farce

The Vancouver Sun - According to the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, the oceans are absorbing over 90 per cent of the increased heat trapped by greenhouse gases. Warming the oceans is by itself a...

January 29, 2015 Can we survive looming climate chaos'

KMBC - The threat to civilization comes primarily from the increase of the level of îcarbonî dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere, due largely to the burning of fossil fuels. Before the rise of the industrial age, CO2...

January 29, 2015 Rugby: Moulds: It'll be intense

New Zealand Herald - "We've been working hard because we want to be ready for them because we'll be facing the Chiefs in the first round of the competition at îQBEî (North Harbour) Stadium, so it's big game for us,"...

January 29, 2015 FTSE limps higher with Greek-EU odyssey in focus

Interactive Investor - Financial stocks were piloted by Old Mutual (OML), up 1.86% to 208.6p, with Legal & General (LGEN), îSchrodersî (SDR), Prudential (PRU) and ICAP (IAP) behind. Energy stocks were in focus,...

January 29, 2015 Less sweat at Apple plant

The Hindu - The audit released Thursday by the îFair Labor Associationî represents the final assessment in a process that started last year at plants run in China by Appleâs largest supplier, Foxconn. Reports...

January 29, 2015 India's central bank cuts key interest rate by quarter point to 7.75 per cent in surprise move

Winnipeg Free Press - In December, inflation was 5 per cent. The rate cut signals a "victory over the inflation dragon," fund manager Tushar Pradhan at îHSBC Global Asset Managementî said in a statement. The rate cut...

January 29, 2015 Nevada PERS To Seek Manager For $650M

Institutional Investor - The $23.2 billion îNevada Public Employeesâ Retirement Systemî (Nevada PERS), Carson City, will be seeking an active domestic growth equity manager to handle approximately $650 million,...

January 29, 2015 Mason discusses increase in water and sewer rates

My Daily Sentinel - A list will be comprised of the ones not working and will be sent to îAEPî for repair. Heard a report that town supervisor Steve Myers is looking at estimates for the work needing done to water...

January 29, 2015 More fuel for Bernabéu rebranding rumours

Marca - As soon as the club gets legal approval to go through with the project - the Madrid City Council have already granted them planning permission - an agreement with Abu Dhabi investment fund IPIC (îInternational...

January 29, 2015 Sammy Hagar, Actress Kate Hudson Help Starkey Hearing Foundation

All Access Music Group - As part of their partnership with the îCLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVEî, STARKEY HEARING FOUNDATION is committed to providing more than one million hearing aids to people in need between 2010-2020....

January 29, 2015 Annabelle M. Hackenburg

Standard Journal - She worked at the Smithâs Restaurant, Millmont, for most of her life, and in her younger years she worked at Bakerâs îConvalescentî Home, Hartleton. Surviving, in addition to her husband...

January 29, 2015 Dispatches: Wrong Message to Uzbekistan on Forced Labor

Human Rights Watch - The bank has also committed to create a complaint mechanism and contract the îInternational Labour Organizationî (ILO) to monitor bank projects for forced and child labor. But these meager...

January 29, 2015 Why Credit Suisse Is Bullish On Tractor Supply Company (TSCO) Stock

bidnessetc.com - îCredit Suisse Groupî recently ... efficiency in inventory îmanagementî, supply chain efforts, as well as less drag from freight and consumables to contribute to an expansion in the...

January 29, 2015 Emerging Market ETFs, Funds: What To Watch For

YCharts - Hereâs how the William Blair Emerging Market Growth mutual fund (M:BIEMX) has rolled relative to the iShares îMSCIî Emerging markets fund over the past year: Granted, neither portfolio nor time frame...

January 29, 2015 Britons believe in climate change... but do they care'

Daily Telegraph - The uptick in belief also covered the period in which Typhoon Haiyan, which was also widely linked to global warming, caused devastation in the Philippines and the UN îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate...

January 29, 2015 Charts, Charts, Charts: Everything You Need to Understand the Military Compensation Debate

Council on Foreign Relations - Want to get smarter on military compensation' Here are links to some of the best reports dealing with this issue: Jesse Sloman is a research associate at the îCouncil on Foreign...

January 29, 2015 Suspects indicted on aggravated robbery charges

Coshocton Tribune - COSHOCTON â Three people suspected of driving a Coshocton man to the country, robbing him at gunpoint and then stranding him have been indicted on multiple charges. Torie P. Guilliams, Thomas J. Haley...

January 29, 2015 Blackstone : Partners with Raider Hill in the Shopping Center Space

4 Traders - Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced that its retail real estate portfolio companies in the United States have entered into partnership with Raider Hill Advisors. Raider Hill Advisors was formed by Dan Hurwitz, who...

January 29, 2015 UN's ILO pins high hopes on EU investment plan

Deutsche Welle - The îInternational Labour Organizationî (ILO) has said it expects the EU's large-scale investment plan to create millions of new jobs. But it warned that efforts needed to be focused more on the...

January 29, 2015 ILO / EUROPE EMPLOYMENT

unmultimedia.org - The îInternational Labour Organizationî (ILO) said today that over 2.1 million new jobs could be generated by mid-2018 under the three-year investment plan put forward by European Commission (EC)...

January 29, 2015 DBV TECHNOLOGIES : Announces Topline Financial Results for Full Year 2014

4 Traders - Bagneux, France, January 29 th, 2015 - DBV Technologies, (Euronext: DBV - ISIN: FR0010417345 - îNasdaq Stock Marketî: DBVT), a clinical-stage specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced today its...

January 29, 2015 Kenya IT firms to benefit from Sh100m fund

Daily Nation - The ITC is the joint agency of the îWorld Trade Organizationî and the United Nations. Geneva-based International Trade Centre (ITC) has launched a Sh118 million ($1.3 million) fund to boost the...

January 29, 2015 Dozens detained as France cracks down on hate speech and incitement

World Jewish Congress - At least 54 people, including the anti-Semitic comedian Dieudonné M'bala M'bala, have been detained by police in France for "defending or glorifying terrorism" in the wake of last week's...

January 29, 2015 Nomura fighting back against FHFA toxic mortgage lawsuit

Housing Wire - Nomura also asserts îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî might not suffer losses on the $2 billion of bonds it sold them, the people (familiar with the negotiations) said. But that apparently...

January 29, 2015 Detroit restaurants and farmers are working together to expand options for locavores

Model D - It's a seemingly simple question with an often complex answer. (The complexity of the contemporary food chain is explored in great detail in îMichael Pollanî's modern classic, "The Omnivore's Dilemna.") In...

January 29, 2015 Watch Berkeley's free lecture series on fixing the world's broken food systems

The Verge - Starting this Monday with an introductory note from îMichael Pollanî (video above, jump to the 9-minute mark to skip the preamble), the series will be updated weekly with contributions from Marion Nestle,...

January 29, 2015 2015: A year of action on climate change

The Africa Report - Carbon emissions after that would trigger environmental catastrophe, according to the latest report from the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî in November. The panel says that Africa...

January 29, 2015 Fannie and Freddie Shares Rally After Judge Rules Against U.S.

The Street - NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- îFannie Maeî (FNMA) and îFreddie Macî (FMCC) shares rallied Wednesday after a judge rejected the government's attempt to delay a widely followed lawsuit brought by...

January 29, 2015 Energy Sector Drags European Stocks Lower

Wall Street Journal - The îStoxxî Europe 600 was 0.7% lower midmorning. Shares in oil giant Royal Dutch Shell fell more than 4% after its fourth-quarter profit fell short of market expectations. That dragged down the...

January 29, 2015 European Stocks Subdued On Greek Worries

Realtime Business News - Greece's Athex Composite index is rising 2.5 percent after plunging 9.2 percent yesterday. The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks is edging down 0.1 percent, while the...

January 29, 2015 Asian Currencies Slump as Monetary Policies Shift

Wall Street Journal - He said that surprise policy measures create more uncertainty and higher volatility, and make the trading îenvironmentî difficult ... head of fixed income in Asia Pacific at îState Street...

January 29, 2015 Young Agricultural Professionals Are Driving Agricultural Development

one.trust.org - Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of îThomson Reutersî Foundation ... professionals who are coming together to create innovative and îsustainableî...

January 29, 2015 Consumer Reports examines downfall of password sharing

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...

January 29, 2015 Stricter federal laws needed to rein in unscrupulous payday lenders

Centralmaine - This year, the federal îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî will propose national rules to rein in dubious lending practices and protect borrowers, especially those who can least afford it, from...

January 29, 2015 Bluedrop Wins Prestigious Brandon Hall Excellence Award in Learning Technology

Market Watch - It was a great stroke of luck for the three groups to come together as members of the îClinton Global Initiativeî and help make magic happen for some very deserving women. "- Emad Rizkalla, Founder and...

January 29, 2015 Ricoh receives kCura's Orange-level Relativity Best in Service status

SYS-CON Media - It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and îsustainabilityî initiatives ... at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA....

January 29, 2015 Soludo an embittered loser in search of relevance, says Okonjo-Iweala

P.M. News Nigeria - îNigeriaî is no exception and appropriate fiscal and monetary ... lower oil production and crude oil theft along with the refusal to save in the îExcess Crude Accountî (ECA) are the...

January 29, 2015 Market News: Apple Inc., BlackBerry Ltd, Boeing Co

The Street - U.S. Markets Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA - 17,193.88 -1.11% S&P 500- 2,002.35 -1.34% NASDAQ- 4,637.99 -0.93% Russell 2000- 1,172.90 -1.82% European Markets EURO îSTOXXî 50 Price EUR- 3,358.96...

January 29, 2015 Kenya: U.S. $1.3 Million Program to Boost Capacity of Kenya's IT and ITES Firms

AllAfrica - The International Trade Centre, the joint agency of the îWorld Trade Organizationî and the United Nations, has launched a project of the Netherlands Trust Fund (NTF) III program, focusing on enhancing...

January 29, 2015 Tell Policymakers: Support Young Farmers Around the Globe!

Thomson Reuters Foundation - Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of îThomson Reutersî Foundation ... to promote agriculture as an intellectually stimulating and economically...

January 29, 2015 UCS Supports Common Sense Virginia Coastal Protection Bill

Union of Concerned Scientists - Below is a statement by John Rogers, senior energy analyst for the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî. âVirginia is already experiencing coastal impacts, including an increase in the...

January 29, 2015 Deloitte and Dubai Economic Council release report on attracting investments to Dubai

CPI Financial - The recent Expo 2020 win and the îMSCIî announcement to upgrade UAE exchanges to emerging ... a report titled âFinancial Sector Development for Promoting Investment and îSustainableî...

January 29, 2015 Legal & General partnership typifies confidence in London Real Estate

Invezz - Another announcement came yesterday, that L&G will partner with Dutch pension fund manager îPGGMî, in the development of a London office space worth £375 million. Both partners have already...

January 29, 2015 Traffic lights on windshields speed commutes

KMBC - The developers say virtual traffic lights will cut îcarbonî emissions, reduce accidents and cut those ... cars as part of the U.S. government's vehicle-to-vehicle communication îprogramî. "Our...

January 29, 2015 Healthful diet is the fuel that drives Bob Tasca III

The Providence Journal - And he read âThe China Studyâ by nutritional biochemist T. Colin Campbell and âThe Omnivoreâs Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Mealsâ by îMichael Pollanî, which...

January 29, 2015 MarketWatch Infomercial: Can Millennials Finally Afford a Home'

Townhall Finance - The half a percentage point reduction will reduce the cost of the average FHA loan by about $1,000 per year. îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî last month dropped the minimum down payment to...

January 29, 2015 Environmental Report On Fast Food, Beverage, Consumer Goods Packaging To Identify Leader, Laggard Companies

investorideas.com - Non-Recyclable Plastic A Major Concern; îAs You Sowî and Natural Resources Defense Council Examine Policies and Practices of 40+ Major US Companies. Ideas get bigger when you share them......

January 29, 2015 Mine supporters speak

Casa Grande Valley Newspaper - Town Council member Bill Hawkins told the îEPAî thereâs no shortage of copper, but îwaterî is as precious as ever, especially in the Western United States. He asked if...

January 29, 2015 Vuzix CEO Travers rings Nasdaq bell as stock is listed

The Raleigh Telegram - Henrietta-based Vuzix Corp.âs CEO and founder Paul Travers rang the îNasdaq Stock Marketî LLCâs opening bell Wednesday morning to mark the video eyewear and smart glasses...

January 29, 2015 Ukraine reserves right to initiate revision of WTO membership terms for three years

Interfax-Ukraine - Ukraine has reserved the right to initiate the review of its commitments to the îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) on customs duties during the next three-year period, which started on January 1,...

January 29, 2015 New Zealand Super posts 13.89% return in 2014 on equity gains, lower NZ dollar

Pensions & Investments - îNew Zealand Superannuation Fundî, Auckland, returned 13.89% in 2014, exceeding its benchmark by 147 basis points and bringing the value of its portfolio to NZ$27.54 billion (US$20.53...

January 29, 2015 TX Distributor Recalls Australian Lamb for Lack of Import Inspection

Food Safety News - according to the U.S. Department of Agricultureâs îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî (FSIS). Without the benefit of full inspection, FSIS says a possibility of adverse health consequences...

January 29, 2015 5 things to know about Obama's next climate move: methane

Associated Press - Rules to clean up îcarbonî dioxide from coal-fired power plants have helped ... David Arkush, managing director of Public Citizen's Climate îProgramî, said stronger and faster curbs were...

January 29, 2015 Pyramid lands six-figure deal

THE Herald - Plympton's Pyramid AV has signed a six-figure contract to supply and maintain AV & VC integration systems in îQBEî Insurance offices across Europe. îQBEî Insurance is Australia's largest...

January 29, 2015 Saudi stock market set to open to foreigners in first half as planned

MENAFN - Opening the market may prompt MSCI to include the bourse in its emerging market gauge by 2017, luring as much as 40bn of foreign cash, îSchrodersî said in July. "Markets can hence expect continuity from Saudi...

January 29, 2015 Oil slide triggers LNG drop as India demand seen rising

MENAFN - Costs in Asia will this year average below 10 per million British thermal units for the first time in four years as new projects in Australia and the US boost supply through 2016, Bloomberg îNew Energy...

January 29, 2015 SocGen Enters CMBS Market in U.S. by Hiring Team From RBS

Bloomberg - (Bloomberg) -- Societe Generale SA is entering the U.S. îcommercial-mortgage-backed securitiesî market and has hired a team of more than 10 people from Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc for the effort....

January 29, 2015 U.S. Dollar Eases to Four Week Low on Retail Sales

Forex Street - âThe retail sales number came in as a negative surprise,â said Collin Crownover, îState Street Global Advisorsî Inc.âs Boston-based head of currency management. âThe market has...

January 29, 2015 Defending the free market in Davos

Financial Times - For me, the best thing about last weekâs îWorld Economic Forumî in Davos was an exposure to worldviews very different from my own. Professionally, I hang around mainly with technologists,...

January 29, 2015 3rd Circ. Shuts Down IDT Suit Over $42.5M Winstar Deal

Law 360 - Law360, Los Angeles (January 28, 2015, 6:35 PM ET) -- The Third Circuit on Wednesday rebuffed IDT Corp. and Winstar Holdings LLCâs bid to revive their lawsuit alleging îThe Blackstone Groupî LP and...

January 29, 2015 Investors have woken up to Greece's nuclear risk

Daily Telegraph - Markets have woken up to Greek nuclear risk. Bank stocks in Athens have crashed 44pc since Alexis Tsipras swept into power this week with a mandate to defy the European power structure. Contrary to expectations,...

January 29, 2015 XenoPort Provides Highlights of HORIZANT Prescription Trends and Update on Development for Alcohol Use Disorder

Morning Star - The number of nation-wide prescribed tablets for the 13 weeks ending December 19, 2014 was 1,256,082, an increase of 18% compared to the prior 13 weeks ending September 19, 2014 and an increase of 95% over the...

January 29, 2015 Ulster inmate suing jail for $6M

Times Herald-Record - Prompt care crucialThe îCenter for Disease Controlî recommends healthcare providers "promptly" examine skin sores so they can be diagnosed and treated. It also recommends having an infection...

January 29, 2015 Real Madrid stadium to be renamed The Abu Dhabi Santiago Bernabeu'

Gulf News - The Spanish football club and the UAEâs îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî (Ipic) agreed a deal in October to include the 400 million euro refurbishment of the stadium. The deal is also...

January 29, 2015 Petrobras 'still faces default risk'

Upstream - Aurelius, an investment firm with a focus on îdistressed assetsî, asked investors in December to put Petrobras into default as "a precautionary step," according to a 29 Decemvber letter. If investors...

January 29, 2015 PBS series links people and the planet

U-T San Diego - Itâs a new view of the wild, illuminating the interactions between humans and the natural world. The seriesâ host, îConservation Internationalî ecologist M. Sanjayan, sought to explore that...

January 29, 2015 Investors struggle with access to some private equity funds

Financial News - When the îNew Mexico State Investment Councilîâs trustees in October approved a commitment of up to $75 million for Blackstone Groupâs second energy-focused fund, they were told that the...

January 29, 2015 India raises the stakes in trade battle against US

Live Mint - New Delhi: India has raised the stakes in an ongoing trade battle with the US at the îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO), with state-owned NTPC Ltd calling bids for developing solar projects in Rajasthan,...

January 29, 2015 Real Madrid will change the name of the Santiago Bernabeu

prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com - The La Liga giant has agreed to rename their home stadium after working out a sponsorship deal withsponsorship deal with United Arab Emirates-based îInternational Petroleum Investment...

January 29, 2015 Real Madrid's Stadium to Be Renamed Abu Dhabi Bernabéu

cairoscene.com - Now yet more Arab money is being thrown at top tier football in the direction of Madrid, courtesy of IPIC (îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî), an Abu Dhabi based company that owns the...

January 29, 2015 Fossil Free Canada Convergence Deepens an International Movement

Truth Out - She continues to work closely with the DSN, and this spring was a social media intern for the New Economy Coalition. Kate is also a board member at the îResponsible Endowments Coalitionî. > 1862

January 29, 2015 Defendant in California pension fraud case dies after prolonged illness as trial neared

Big News Network - SAN FRANCISCO -- A defendant in a bribery scandal at the California Public Employees' Retirement System -- the nation's largest public pension fund -- died just weeks before his trial was set to start. Alfred...

January 29, 2015 Merck Selects CRedit360 to Manage Sustainability Data Consistently across Their Global Organisation

Business Wire - The company is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with offices in the USA and Asia-Pacific. CRedit360 was recently named as a global leader in both sustainability management software and EHS software by independent...

January 29, 2015 Eat Street's GYST Sets Out to Prove Fermentation Is Delicious

Minneapolis City Pages (blog) - It not only seems alive, it is alive." -- îMichael Pollanî In 2013 îMichael Pollanî published Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation. In it, he posits that cooking...

January 29, 2015 Public Libraries Across the U.S. Find Reinvention and Value through Innovative Education Program

IT Business Net - Since its launch, Career Online High School has been recognized as part of a Commitment to Action by the îClinton Global Initiativeî and acknowledged at the White House College Opportunity Summit. >...

January 29, 2015 A weak America means human rights disasters

Washington Post - Almost certainly. Second, had the president not adopted reset, not entered into a flawed arms deal with the Russians, not let Russia into the îWorld Trade Organizationî without a peep, not handed off...

January 29, 2015 Senate votes on fracking & endangered species pave way for Keystone XL passage

Fuel Fix - The Senate also voted down a proposal from Ted Cruz, R-Texas that would have put LNG exports to îWorld Trade Organizationî member nations on the same legal footing as those destined or countries that have...

January 29, 2015 NZ Super Fund returns 13.89% in 2014, warns returns likely to wane

Yahoo New Zealand - Jan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The îNew Zealand Superannuation Fundî, the sovereign wealth fund set up to help smooth the cost of universal superannuation between today's taxpayers and future...

January 29, 2015 Slow Money formalizes Vermont-style investment

Burlington Free Press A Gannett Company - He is an investment advisor with îClean Yield Asset Managementî in Norwich, and a co-founder of Vermont's Slow Money chapter. Becker has made his own Slow Money investments...

January 29, 2015 MARC affirms its AAAIS rating on Projek Lebuhraya Usahasama Berhad's MYR 23.35 billion Sukuk

CPI Financial - The support assumption is based on the governmentâs golden share and indirect shareholding via UEM Group Berhad (51.0 per cent), a wholly-owned subsidiary of îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî, and the...

January 29, 2015 Chinese Tourists Break Spending Records Abroad As Inbound Tourism Falls

International Business Times - The îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî is reporting that the so-called tourism deficit of 2014 is 50 percent larger than that of the year prior, with two separate trends causing...

January 29, 2015 KKR provides Growth Equity to ClickTale

Market Watch - TEL AVIV, Israel & LONDON, Jan 28, 2015 (îBUSINESS WIREî) -- KKR, a leading global investment firm ... Major businesses built by Amadeus include îCSRî (îCSRî), a...

January 29, 2015 BUZZ-Earnings miss at Shell hits supply chain

Yahoo Finance UK and Ireland - Oil support service stocks dominate top losers on îStoxxî 600 after weak Q4 results from Shell (LSE: RDSB.L - news) ** Co to cut spending by $15bln over next 3 yrs, hitting supply chain...

January 29, 2015 CDC Associate Director of Science gives talk on early days of AIDS and its portrayal in film

Red and Black - Kicking off the tenth year of the Voices from the Vanguard lecture series, Harold Jaffe, associate director of science at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gave a speech entitled "CDC, Hollywood and...

January 29, 2015 Now L&G gets buys with help from its friends

Financial News - Today, we learned the UK insurer has agreed a £375 million joint venture tie-up with the Dutch pensions manager îPGGMî Investments to invest in central London property. The partnership...

January 29, 2015 Claremore gun museum to undergo extensive renovation

Tulsa World - CLAREMORE â A local gun museum will be closed for the month of January to make way for a renovation. The J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum, 330 N. J.M. Davis Blvd., is undergoing $346,200 in maintenance...

January 29, 2015 Here's How China Can Avoid Deflation

The Business Insider - In his speech at the 2015 îWorld Economic Forumî meeting in Davos, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang acknowledged that Chinaâs economy is facing strong headwinds. Annual GDP growth in 2014 was...

January 29, 2015 Blackstone, TPG Funds Pick Up Lehman's Mortgage Co.

Law 360 - The company provides primary servicing, îspecial servicingî, analytics and securitization services. The deal is expected to close early this year subject to regulatory and antitrust approvals. Counsel...

January 29, 2015 Army failed to protect hundreds of Nigerians from Boko Haram despite advance warning about deadly raids

Canada - Boko Haram has escalated its violent campaign to impose Shariah, or Islamic rule, in Africaâs biggest oil-producing nation, killing more than 4,700 people last year, double the amount in 2013, risk consultancy...

January 29, 2015 Listeria and VTEC infections rise but Salmonella falls, say EU agencies

Food Quality News - Zoonoses can be transmitted directly or indirectly between animals and humans and zoonotic îfoodborneî îdiseasesî are transmitted by eating contaminated food. The number of outbreaks...

January 29, 2015 HBO History Makers Series with Janet Napolitano

Council on Foreign Relations - whether commercial, noncommercial, educational, or promotional, is expressly prohibited without the written permission of the copyright owner, the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî. For...

January 29, 2015 U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fell 0.4 percent in December

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - WASHINGTON ⢠A gauge of U.S. consumer spending unexpectedly fell in December as demand fell almost across the board, but that is probably not the start of a weak trend given lower gasoline...

January 29, 2015 10 Organizations that Support Family Farming

one.trust.org - Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of îThomson Reutersî Foundation ... 1. The Institute for îSustainableî Development Dr. Tewolde Gebre Berhan Egziabher and...

January 29, 2015 LETTERS: Difficult to sort out the fact from fiction

BC Local News - A good example is the most recent report by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî. If you get past the summary for policy makers, written by political functionaries and approved by their...

January 29, 2015 NZ Super Fund returns 13.89pct in 2014

Opalesque Hedge Fund News - The îNew Zealand Superannuation Fundî returned 13.89 percent during 2014, ending the year worth $27.54 billion, but itâs warning of lower returns in the future. The sovereign wealth...

January 29, 2015 Petrobras still faces default risk despite release, fund says

Reuters - Petrobras did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Aurelius' comments. Aurelius, an investment firm with a focus on îdistressed assetsî, asked investors in December to put Petrobras into...

January 29, 2015 FG Raps Soludo, Accuses Him of Misrepresenting Economic Facts

This Day Live - îNigeriaî is no exception and appropriate fiscal and monetary ... lower oil production and crude oil theft along with the refusal to save in the îExcess Crude Accountî (ECA) are the...

January 29, 2015 Investment Trusts Market Update

Morningstar - Last year, Fidelity and îSchrodersî dropped performance charges on trusts. Morningstar analysts have awarded a Bronze Rating to the Chinese trust, citing the strength of the management team and solid...

January 29, 2015 S&P suspended, fined almost $80M in SEC, state cases

Providence Business News - S&P misled investors about the methodology it used in 2011 to rate eight îcommercial-mortgage backed securitiesî, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said in a statement today....

January 29, 2015 The Risk Retention Rules: A Victory for Securitizations Involving Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities'

jdsupra.com - As such, the definition applies to RMBS, îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî (CMBS), auto and auto lease-back securities, revolving pool securitizations and asset-backed commercial paper conduits. In...

January 29, 2015 PM Announces UMNO Contribution Of Essential Goods For Kelantan Flood Victims

Bernama - He also announced a special contribution from î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB) to sponsor the Haj pilgrimage this year for 10 local leaders such as imams and members of the village development and...

January 29, 2015 Altisource Names John Vella Chief Revenue Officer

Mortgageorb - Prior to joining Altisource, he had served in a number of C-level roles at companies throughout the real estate and mortgage industry, including a stint as executive vice president where he was responsible for...

January 29, 2015 AU Summit to Discuss Lessons, Stigma of Ebola

Voice of America - and one of the discussion that is taking place at this summit is the need for us to have a îcenter for disease controlî,â said Mwencha. The World Health Organization said this month Ebola...

January 29, 2015 California wine group seeks Obama administration's help in fighting three B.C. liquor policy changes

Georgia Straight - Sinclair suggested that the U.S. government could launch a complaint against Canada on behalf of the industry either under NAFTA or at the îWorld Trade Organizationî. > 1862

January 29, 2015 Hart: More investment for TT

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday - CHAIRMAN of the Steering Committee of the Trinidad and Tobago îExtractive Industries Transparency Initiativeî, Victor Hart, said on Tuesday this countryâs elevation to...

January 29, 2015 British Land : Ranked in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations

4 Traders - British Land is delighted to be ranked for a sixth time over the last decade in the îCorporate Knightsî 2015 Global Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index. The Global 100 Index measured by the...

January 29, 2015 2 professors win Markowitz prize for paper on sovereign wealth risk management

Pensions & Investments - Mr. Bodie is the Norman and Adele Barron Professor of Management at Boston University, and Ms. Briere is head of the investor research center at îAmundiî and an affiliate professor at...

January 29, 2015 5 Reasons The Future Of Clean Energy Investing Looks Stronger Than Ever

Forbes - Why invest' To make money. People donât invest in an industry to save the world or promote a cause; they invest because they believe the amount they put in will ultimately be returned to them as a much greater sum....

January 29, 2015 Bill Would Combine FDA, USDA Food Safety Functions into One, Independent Agency

Center for Science in The Public Interest - It's crazy to have one cabinet secretary in charge of chicken, beef, and pepperoni pizza, and another cabinet secretary responsible for eggs, milk, and cheese pizza. The Safe Food Act...

January 29, 2015 Pipeline not state-inspected before 3M-gallon saltwater leak

Yahoo News - Saltwater, known as brine, is much saltier than sea îwaterî and may also contain petroleum and residue ... David Ostrander, an emergency response and preparedness program director for the...

January 29, 2015 The Winners, Losers of Ocean Acidification

Bioscience Technology - In half the tanks, the seawater had the normal acidity for the lagoon (pH 7.9) and the other half were set at an increased acidity of pH 7.7. The conditions represented the îIntergovernmental Panel...

January 29, 2015 Dubai urged to relax bankruptcy, bounced cheque rules

Arabian Business - The report, supported by the Dubai Economic Council, said the recent Expo 2020 win and the îMSCIî announcement to upgrade UAE exchanges ... of attention to ensure that Dubai continues to build a...

January 29, 2015 Appetite for recoveries is growing as lenders/ investors eye returns

FTSE Global Markets - A landmark High Court judgment over the negligent valuation of commercial property is now making significant waves in the îCommercial Mortgage-Backed Securitiesî (CMBS) market, writes Georgina...

January 29, 2015 New dawn for Canary Wharf as owner caves in to £2.6bn bid

The Independent - The îQatar Investment Authorityî (QIA) and the Canadian developer Brookfield secured the backing of investors holding nearly 86 per cent of shares in Songbird Estates, the property company behind the...

January 29, 2015 London business district Canary Wharf to be sold for $4B

USA Today - But in a surprise U-turn, it has changed its stance after the îQatar Investment Authorityî-led bid won the backing of the holders of 86% of its shares. "The Board recommends that, in the event that the...

January 29, 2015 Nordic marine scientists: Showcasing growing pressure on oceans'

Science Daily - The Nordic Seas are among the most sensitive to environmental change on Earth and climate predictions, including those used by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC). This suggest that...

January 29, 2015 NZ Super Fund now worth $27.5bn

Radio New Zealand - The îNew Zealand Superannuation Fundî returned 13.89 percent last year and is now worth $27.5 billion. The Fund exceeded a 12.4 percent return for its passive benchmark and a 3.08 percent return...

January 29, 2015 California county declares fiscal emergency due to oil price plunge

Reuters - The county budget is also under increasing strain because of pension costs. Kern County does not pay into the California Public Employees' Retirement System, or îCalpersî, which administers most public...

January 29, 2015 Climate change could mean record snowfall

Daily Kos - So says a renowned climate scientist: âThe U.N. îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî has found that norâeasters like this one may grow stronger [with] human-caused climate change, as...

January 29, 2015 Anthony Hilton: Investors take the option to fight share buybacks

London Evening Standard - Interestingly, however, a group of investors led by îPGGMî, the giant Dutch pension fund, and including Railpen of the UK has moved in ahead with a blast against the American computer giant...

January 29, 2015 Full Statement: You Are The Worst CBN Governor Ever - Okonjo-Iweala Blasts Soludo

naij.com - îNigeriaî is no exception and appropriate fiscal and monetary ... lower oil production and crude oil theft along with the refusal to save in the îExcess Crude Accountî (ECA) are the reasons....

January 29, 2015 Is Schroder UK Growth looking attractive on a 10 per cent discount'

FE Trustnet - In July 2013, star manager Richard Buxton stepped down from the portfolio to leave îSchrodersî and join Old Mutual Global Investors. He was replaced by Julie Dean, who joined îSchrodersî when...

January 29, 2015 After Davos: Lessons for Impact and Social Investors

Triple Pundit - The îWorld Economic Forumî has come and gone, leaving the Davos snow more than a little trampled. Now that 2,500+ of the worldâs most powerful people have flown home in somewhat fewer (it seems)...

January 29, 2015 Homeland Security zeroes in on U of M software program as new tool

Minneapolis Star Tribune - WASHINGTON â A computer program developed by University of Minnesota scientists that eventually could allow the government or private sector to trace the supply chain of virtually everything...

January 29, 2015 Ebola outbreak: Virus mutating, scientists warn

BBC - It said: "This certainly does raise a lot of scientific questions about transmissibility, response to vaccines and drugs, use of îconvalescentî plasma. "However, many gene mutations may not have any impact on...

January 29, 2015 United States Steel, Apple, Tupperware, Electronic Arts and Gentex are big market movers

Winnipeg Free Press - NEW YORK, N.Y. - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: The steel company reported a drop in fourth-quarter...

January 29, 2015 Umpqua earnings fall as company ends 2014 nearly double its pre-merger size

OregonLive - Investors have not yet reacted to the earnings results, since they were reported after trading had already ended for the day on the îNasdaq Stock Marketî. Shares closed at $15.44, giving it a market value...

January 29, 2015 Wall Street Creating CLOs That Will Bypass Rules: Credit Markets

Bloomberg - Leon Blackâs Apollo Global îManagementî LLC, Carlyle Group LP and a unit of îCredit Suisse Groupî AG have all taken steps in the ... Citigroup Inc. arranged both the $685.8 million CLO...

January 29, 2015 Millennials Must Recognize Need for Public Pension System Reform

Heartlander Magazine - The largest pension system in the state, the California Public Employee Retirement System (îCalPERSî) has not yet reported their actuarial values of 2013 assets and liabilities, but out of its...

January 29, 2015 Soapbox: Congress stonewalls quick climate change action

The Coloradoan - Corporate business leaders, political leaders and scientists met in Davos, Switzerland, last week at the îWorld Economic Forumî on the growing economic costs of climate change. They called on...

January 29, 2015 Silver could make more as retiree than back bencher

Times Union - But Silverâs pensionable âservice creditsâ may add to that amount. If he was enrolled as a full-time member of the îNew York City pensionî system when he began working as a Civil Court...

January 29, 2015 Death Notices for January 29

Tulsa World - Riggs, Thomas L., 76, died Tuesday. Services pending. Inola Funeral Home. Hoskins, Lois A., 89, retired from îAmerican Electric Powerî-Public Service Company of Oklahoma, died Tuesday. Service 2 p.m....

January 29, 2015 Kimball Electronics Announces Plans to Expand Capacity in Europe by Establishing a New Operation in Romania

GlobeNewswire - Kimball Electronics, Inc., trades under the symbol "KE" on The îNASDAQ Stock Marketî. For more information about Kimball Electronics, visit the Company's web site on the Internet at...

January 29, 2015 Poor lacking financial literacy

Herald Standard - And yet, people keep purchasing tickets and entries, especially the poor. Nationally, according to a survey from the îConsumer Federation of Americaî, 21 percent of Americans believe the lottery is...

January 29, 2015 Sub-Collector bats for conservation of fossil fuel

The Hindu - She observed that the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî painted a grim picture of the implications of unbridled consumption of petroleum products and it was high time that the worldâs...

January 29, 2015 Nigeria Army Warned of Raids Killing Hundreds, Amnesty Says

Bloomberg - Boko Haram has escalated its violent campaign to impose Shariah, or Islamic rule, in Africaâs biggest oil-producing nation, killing more than 4,700 people last year, double the amount in 2013, risk consultancy...

January 29, 2015 Number of Foreign Fighters in Iraq and Syria Reaches All-Time High

News Week - Try Newsweek for only $1.25 per week Torbjorn Soltvedt, principal MENA analyst at Verisk îMaplecroftî, a leading global risk analytics company, suspects that the figures are the highest they have ever been...

January 29, 2015 "The Nomination Board of Tikkurila proposes to the Annual General Meeting, which is planned to be ..."

AD HOC News - The members of the Tikkurila Nomination Board are Pekka Paasikivi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oras Invest Oy; Timo Ritakallio, Deputy CEO of îIlmarinenî Mutual Pension Insurance Company; and...

January 29, 2015 Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala replies Soludo in a passionate rejoinder (READ)

YNaija - îNigeriaî is no exception and appropriate fiscal and monetary ... lower oil production and crude oil theft along with the refusal to save in the îExcess Crude Accountî (ECA) are the reasons....

January 29, 2015 Nigerians had warning of violent Boko Haram raids, Amnesty says

The Boston Globe - Boko Haram has escalated its violent campaign to impose Islamic rule in Africaâs biggest oil-producing nation, killing more than 4,700 people last year, double the number in 2013, risk consultancy Verisk...

January 29, 2015 6 Property Plays by Major Institutional Investors in Late Jan

swfinstitute.org - The three major shareholders who agreed are Morgan Stanley, îChina Investment Corporationî (CIC) and Simon Glick, together controlling more than 50% of Songbirdâs shares. Read more here #2...

January 29, 2015 Brookfield in consortium set to take over Canary Wharf

The Star - Songbird said Wednesday that several of its major shareholders plan to accept the offer of £3.5 per share made by the consortium, which includes the îQatar Investment Authorityî and Brookfield....

January 29, 2015 Uses and Advantages of Delaware Statutory Trusts and Delaware Limited Liability Companies in Structured Finance Transactions

jdsupra.com - Delaware entities constitute a substantial percentage of the âFortune 500â companies and the companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange and quoted on the îNASDAQ Stock Marketî. One...

January 29, 2015 US rate rise applying pressure to credit quality at Hong Kong banks

South China Morning Post - The îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî yesterday said credit quality could come under pressure this year as interest rates rise in the United States. Banks have already showed signs that they...

January 29, 2015 Roundtable stresses the need of a just world without poverty

Daily Times - The experts from diverse background including îUnited Nationsî îGlobal Compactîâs, Raza Ali, Engro Foundationâs Jiwan Das from, telecom industryâs Niaz Malik and Fahad...

January 29, 2015 Saving Global Order

PROJECT SYNDICATE - GENEVA â As 2015 begins, the values enshrined in the Charter of the îUnited Nationsî and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are under threat. Around the world, personal liberty, human...

January 29, 2015 Qataris win battle for Canary Wharf

Daily Telegraph - Songbird Estates, the majority owner of the Canary Wharf Estate, said its three biggest shareholders - îChina Investment Corporationî, which owns 15.8pc of the company, Morgan Stanley with 8.5pc and...

January 29, 2015 EI DuPont de Nemours & Company (DD): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research - Zacks Equity Research Report

Investopedia - In a major move, DuPont and îMonsantoî (MON), in March 2013, settled their lawsuits against each other, involving the unauthorized use of îMonsantoî's Roundup Ready technology in corn and...

January 29, 2015 Amnesty, military argue over Baga, Monguno

The Nation - Boko Haram has escalated its violent campaign to impose Shariah, killing more than 4,700 people last year, double the figure in 2013, risk consultancy Verisk îMaplecroftî estimates. As it attacked Monguno...

January 29, 2015 Outotec : Nomination Board's proposal for composition and remuneration of the Board of Directors

4 Traders - The composition of the Shareholders' Nomination Board preparing the proposal for AGM 2015 is the following: Kari A.J. Järvinen, Chairman (Solidium Oy) Harri Sailas (îIlmarinenî Mutual...

January 29, 2015 LOCAL RESULTS / STANDINGS

Mail Tribune & Daily Tidings - BEST BALL RESULTS: 1, Bruce Fauble-Len Bergmann, 34. GROSS: 1, Bruce Fauble, 25. K.P.: No. 3, îLou Thompsonî. No. 4, Larry Stanley. No. 5, Larry Stanley. GROSS: 1, Guerin Fischer,...

January 29, 2015 As Anxiety Wanes, Minnesota Keeps Eyes Out For Ebola Spread

CBS Minnesota - ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) â The nationâs anxiety about Ebola may have subsided since its early-fall peak, but Minnesota health officials told lawmakers Wednesday theyâre ânot out of the woods...

January 29, 2015 Mark Breneman Joins Bridge Bank as Senior Vice President in Southern California

Guru Focus - Bridge Capital Holdings was formed on October 1, 2004 and holds a Global Select listing on the îNASDAQ stock marketî under the trading symbol BBNK. Bridge Bank Holding Company was recently admitted to...

January 29, 2015 BUYOUTS-WL Ross & Co reimburses LPs after fee offset 'miscalculated'-sources

Reuters - 30, 2014, for backer îOregon Public Employees Retirementî Fund. WL Ross was formed in 2000 out of Rothschild Inc's bankruptcy and turnaround group, according to information from the Oregon Investment...

January 29, 2015 Investors channel record sums into funds in 2014

Moneywise - Despite America's higher valuations on average, this remains my îpreferred equityî market." Interestingly, there was strong growth in the value of tracker funds purchased in 2014, taking them to their...

January 29, 2015 FRR seeks corporate bond managers to run $9.6 billion

Pensions & Investments - îFonds de Reserve pour les Retraitesî, Paris, is searching for one or more managers to run a combined â¬8.5 billion ($9.6 billion) in euro- and U.S. dollar-denominated corporate...

January 29, 2015 Ithaca's CognitiveTPG thinks more, manufactures less

Ithaca Journal - The transaction included $2.5 million from the îNew York State Common Retirement Fundî, the state public-employees pension fund, through an initiative in which investments are made in promising New...

January 29, 2015 Woody McOmber promoted to Vice President and Officer at Burns & McDonnell

Your Houston News - McOmberâs bigger clients in the engineering, procurement and construction field have been îAmerican Electric Powerî, Cross Texas Transmission and El Paso Electric Co. McOmber is a registered...

January 29, 2015 Other Views: Cut Emissions the Cheaper, Smarter Way

Twin Falls Times-News - Del. Ronald A. Villanueva, R-Virginia Beach, has a bill that would do the latter. The bill would have Virginia join the îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî, a nine-state emissions-cutting pact...

January 29, 2015 Qataris win £2.6bn battle for Canary Wharf owner

CITY A.M. - plan to accept the 350p a share offer from the îQatar Investment Authorityî (QIA) and Brookfield. The announcement came as a surprise because until now, the trio had given no indication that they would...

January 29, 2015 Post-RARP Potency, Continence Return Faster with Amniotic Nerve Wrap

Renal & Urology News - Despite the advantages of RARP, even patients with well-preserved neurovascular bundles (NVBs) have a îconvalescentî period characterized by incontinence and impotence, researchers noted....

January 29, 2015 S&P reportedly close to massive mortgage-bond rating settlement

Housing Wire - Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged S&P with fraudulent misconduct related to the ratings of îcommercial-mortgage backed securitiesî. As HousingWire Executive Editor Jacob...

January 29, 2015 Foresight to translate research into treatments, devices and diagnostics

Australian Life Scientist - The fund is to be an endowment fund and, as such, would join the federal governmentâs Medical Research îFuture Fundî (MRFF) as a long-sighted, nation-building asset for...

January 29, 2015 India eyes ambitious renewables targets - with US help

New Scientist - Green energy could give many more Indians access to electricity. "Forty per cent of India is still not connected to the grid," says Krishnan Pallassana of îthe Climate Groupî, an international think...

January 29, 2015 Merck to Hold Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2014 Sales and Earnings Conference Call on February 4

Barron's - Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, will hold its fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 sales and earnings conference call with institutional investors and analysts at 8:00 a.m. EST on...

January 29, 2015 Canary Wharf falls to Qatar bidders

GuernseyPress - The îQatar Investment Authorityî (QIA) already owns Harrods and Chelsea Barracks and has a 29% stake in Songbird. The emirate is also behind the Shard skyscraper, through a separate vehicle. Songbird...

January 29, 2015 Brand Knew, LIVESTRONG Announce Causathon Event

StreetInsider - Creative agency and technology studio, Brand Knew, announced today that it will host its first Causathon event outside of Los Angeles on March 11-12 when tech talent converges at the LIVESTRONG Foundation's...

January 29, 2015 TT achieves full EITI membership

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday - ENERGY Minister Kevin Ramnarine yesterday said he was very pleased by the news that Trinidad and Tobago is now a full member of the îExtractive Industries Transparency Initiativeî...

January 29, 2015 'Good regulations, alliances, and partnerships are key to the success of licensing rounds' - stated oil leaders last week in London

StreetInsider - Presentations were given by Selami Incedalci, General Manager of Petroleum Affairs at the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey, and Dorina Cinari, Director of the îExtractive Industries...

January 29, 2015 Washington Focuses on the Southern Gas Corridor

Trend - The January 28th event was cosponsored by the Kennan Institute of the Wilson Center and the newly formed Center for Energy, Natural Resources, and Geopolitics (CENRG) at the îInstitute for the Analysis of Global...

January 29, 2015 Ford Motor (F) Debuts Shelby GT350R Mustang; Will Have 500+ Horsepower

StreetInsider - Track technology for the street Lightweight îcarbonî fiber wheels are standard on Shelby GT350R, making Ford the first major automaker to introduce this innovative wheel technology as standard...

January 29, 2015 Weiss Minerva / DAC2 receives award

groups.yahoo.com - Hello îWeiss groupî member I am happy to announce that at the CES in Las Vegas we received a Product of the Year 2008 award for our Minerva Firewire DAC from (2) Minerva D/A converter, one working...

January 29, 2015 Reznick Capital Markets Securities Becomes Affiliated Company of CohnReznick LLP

Benzinga - It has also expanded its service offerings for îdistressed assetsî through CohnReznick's bankruptcy and restructuring teams. CohnReznick Cap Markets President Rob Sternthal said, âI am excited about...

January 29, 2015 Qatari investors snap up Canary Wharf for £3billion as majority owner Songbird Estates drops opposition

Daily Mail - But it was forced to agree to the lower price once US investor Simon Glick, îChina Investment Corporationî and Morgan Stanley â which between them owned nearly 50 per cent of Songbird â...

January 29, 2015 Google: Upside Limited In 2015 As Margins And ROE/ROA Remain Critical Issues

Seeking Alpha - Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) 2015 is looking like it could be another troubling year for investors. The problem for this company remains the fact that despite all of its attention on everything other than...

January 29, 2015 Bull run in India's stockmarket may have years to go

Sydney Morning Herald - The rush of capital from offshore that has fuelled much of the gains of the past year is also forecast to continue. Photo: Getty Images Those investors who increased their exposure to Indian equities at...

January 29, 2015 MARKET COMMENT: London Shares End Higher Ahead Of US Fed Statement

Morningstar - Legal & General ended up 1.8% after its management unit partnered with Dutch pension fund manager îPGGMî to launch a London office joint venture with about GBP375 million to invest initially. Among...

January 29, 2015 Khazanah reaps $1bn from Alibaba investment

Opalesque Hedge Fund News - Khazanah, Malaysiaâs sovereign wealth fund, reaped more than $1bn from investing in Alibaba ahead of the Chinese e-commerce groupâs stock market flotation last year, in a sign of how big...

January 29, 2015 Campylobacter Cases in EU Stable, Listeria Rising

thepoultrysite.com - Marta Hugas, Director of EFSA's Risk Assessment and Scientific Assistance îDepartmentî âThe stabilisation of campylobacteriosis ... However, campylobacteriosis remains the most commonly...

January 29, 2015 Banks to increase base salaries by under three percent in 2015: survey

Reuters - Salary increases across banks, insurers and other financial services firms are expected to be between 5-8 percent in emerging markets, 2-3 percent in North America and 1.5-2 percent in Europe, according to a survey of...

January 29, 2015 InMobi in talks with Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Qatar Investment Authority & others for next round of funding

Economic Times - Singapore government-owned investment company îTemasekî and the state's sovereign wealth fund GIC ... social networking leader Tencent îHoldingsî and search engine giant Baidu, said the...

January 29, 2015 94 Year Old Man Missing

KUSI - SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Authorities asked the public to keep an eye out for a 94-year-old man who wandered off Tuesday from the Midway-area îconvalescentî home where he lives. Juan Sandoval, who suffers from dementia...

January 29, 2015 BMI: Cheap Yet Prohibitively Expensive!

Examiner - When it comes to monitoring obesity levels in large populations (i.e. school systems) the US îCenter for Disease Controlî, along with the American Medical Association, the American College of Sports...

January 29, 2015 Investment banks eye Flipkart's $5 billion US listing

Economic Times - Besides Tiger, Flipkart's other investors include Naspers, Accel Partners, GIC of Singapore, DST Global, Sofina, Iconiq Capital, Morgan Stanley, Steadview, T Rowe Price and îQatar Investment...

January 29, 2015 Russia to spend $21 billion to rescue economy

Russia & India Report - The money will be used mainly to capitalize major banks, support the agricultural sector and fund construction, and will be allocated from the federal budget and the îNational Wealth Fundî,...

January 29, 2015 India wants post-2015 development agenda free from 'artificial conditionalities'

Economic Times - îUNITED NATIONSî: India has said that the architecture of the post-2015 development agenda should stay clear of "artificially-imposed conditionalities" and be shaped in a manner to allow each country...

January 29, 2015 Pattern Acquires Majority Stake In GPI, Enters Japanese Wind Market

North American Windpower - U.S. Wind Power Installations Surpassed 4.7 GW Last Year, Although China Still Leads Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî reports that U.S. wind installations came back in a big way from a...

January 29, 2015 Lloyds, HSBC executives seen as favoured for StanChart CEO

CPI Financial - With Singaporeâs îTemasekî îHoldingsî Pte and Aberdeen Asset Management Plc, the two largest shareholders, pressing Chairman John Peace to develop a succession plan, the London-based...

January 29, 2015 Tupperware and Apple are big market movers

Yahoo Finance - NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: NYSE United States Steel Corp., up $2.31 to $23.58 The steel...

January 29, 2015 Under Secretary Doms to Participate in GDP Conference Call Friday Hosted by Business Forward

The Business Journal - The conference call will also feature Beth Ann Bovino, Chief Economist for îStandard and Poor'sî. Link to register: http://www.businessfwd.org/blog/gdp What: Discussion of latest GDP figures...

January 29, 2015 Fashola unveils Lagos development plan for next 11 years

Businessday - Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Tuesday publicly presented the stateâs Development Plan 2012-2025, stating that quite a number of the items that form the bedrock of the development pan are already...

January 29, 2015 SAIL CAPITAL PARTNERS EXPANDS INTO EUROPE

angelnews.co.uk - Prior to his position at îMercerî, Eric held senior positions as an investment ... formed a strategic partnership with Frost & Sullivan whose global team of market îconsultantsî and...

January 29, 2015 Societe Generale Launches CMBS Business, Hires Industry Leading Team

The Business Journal - NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking announced today that it has launched a U.S. îCommercial Mortgage Backed Securitiesî business and hired...

January 29, 2015 New York State Common commits $2.36 billion in fourth quarter

Pensions & Investments - îNew York State Common Retirement Fundî, Albany, made 13 commitments and investments during the fourth quarter of 2014 totaling about $2.36 billion, said information posted on the website...

January 29, 2015 Examining Block Trading Activity & Unusual Options Volume for Ocwen Financial (OCN)

AVAFIN - Ocwen Financial Corporation through its subsidiaries is an asset manager and business process solutions provider specializing in loan servicing, îspecial servicingî, and mortgage loan due diligence and...

January 29, 2015 STATS ChipPAC Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results

marketwired.com - majority ownership by îTemasekî îHoldingsî (Private) Limited ("îTemasekî") that may result in conflicting interests with îTemasekî and our affiliates; unsuccessful...

January 29, 2015 Russia unveils $43.98 billion anti-crisis plan, silent on cuts to pay for it

Sydney Morning Herald - Some major items in the plan are being financed from the îNational Wealth Fundî, an $100.52 billion sovereign fund that had previously been assigned to fund infrastructure projects. Among the...

January 29, 2015 S&P close to historic settlement over its role in the financial crisis

The Independent - In all, 20 states and Washington D.C. filed lawsuits against S&P. The US îFinancial Crisis Inquiry Commissionî, tasked with investigating the crisis, said that S&P and other credit ratings...

January 29, 2015 Poroshenko and US press Putin on Ukraine violence

Yahoo News - Western sanctions and a coinciding slide in oil prices have plunged Russia into recession and seen îStandard and Poor'sî slap a "junk" rating on Moscow's foreign currency debt. The downgrade threatens to...

January 29, 2015 Protesters try to storm UN compound in Gaza

The Times Of Israël - GAZA CITY â Dozens of protesters Wednesday tried to storm the Gaza headquarters of the îUnited Nationsî after the UN announced it lacked funds to rebuild the war-battered...

January 29, 2015 This map is bad news for the Midwest

Grist - or the combination of genetic engineering and data technology now being pursued by îMonsantoî. Hereâs a map from the report showing which statesâ farmers could benefit from climate change â...

January 29, 2015 MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi Arabia jumps on bets that oil has bottomed out

Reuters - Builder Arabtec, on the other hand, surged 5.2 percent after the bourse said its main shareholder, Abu Dhabi fund îAabar Investmentsî, had received regulatory approval to buy a further 100 million shares. It...

January 29, 2015 Nitrate: Let's solve the right problem

Des Moines Register - Those benchmarks are the 10 milligrams per liter nitrate drinking-îwaterî standard and the 45 percent nutrient-reduction goal established by îEPAî. Discussion herein will be limited...

January 29, 2015 Capo Kindergarten Vaccination Rates Too low for Herd Immunity From Measles

Patch - About 90 percent of unvaccinated people who come into contact with the measles will get it, according to the îCenter for Disease Controlî. However, only 83.8 percent of this yearâs kindergarten...

January 29, 2015 Inslee pushes for cap-and-trade proposal

Associated Press - Last month, Inslee proposed an ambitious cap-and-trade îprogramî to require the state's largest industrial polluters to pay for every ton of îcarbonî they release. Inslee has made...

January 29, 2015 Qatar buys London's banking district

CNN Money - But Songbird was forced to reverse its position after other leading shareholders, such as the îChina Investment Corporationî and Morgan Stanley (MS), said they intended to accept the sweetened offer. Qatar...

January 29, 2015 Fitch warns Ocwen-related RMBS deals face major downgrade

Housing Wire - îFitch Ratingsî is sounding the alarm on residential mortgage-backed securities that contain loans serviced by Ocwen Loan Servicing, an affiliate of Ocwen Financial (OCN), telling investors to expect a...

January 29, 2015 Greek PM Tsipras freezes privatisations, markets tumble

Reuters - Reflecting the concern, îStandard and Poor'sî cut its outlook on Greek sovereign debt to negative from stable. Deputy Prime Minister Yannis Dragasakis sought to reassure markets, saying private investors...

January 29, 2015 BPCL plans to raise US$2bn

India Infoline Ltd - îFitch Ratingsî has assigned a 'BBB-' rating to the notes. BPCL is the third-largest refiner in the country with a capacity of 30.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) accounting for 14% of refining...

January 29, 2015 UN Envoy Furious over Attempt to Storm Gaza HQ

Arutz Sheva - The îUnited Nationsî' Gaza envoy has expressed his "outrage" at an incident in which Palestinian protesters attempted to storm UN headquarters in Gaza, accusing Hamas of turning a blind eye. "During a...

January 29, 2015 Monsanto Rewarded for Sustainable Water Management

Business Wire - The EWS certificate, developed by the îEuropean Water Partnershipî, rewards the efforts of companies in the area of sustainable water management. Water management at Monsanto's Antwerp site was...

January 29, 2015 Qatari group set to win battle for Canary Wharf

Gulf Daily News - The îQatar Investment Authorityî (QIA) and its bid partner launched a 350 pence-per-share offer direct to Songbird shareholders in December, hoping to add a financial district rivalling the City of...

January 29, 2015 Letter: RGGI helped our town

Concord Monitor - One terrible bill being presented at this time in Concord is a regressive and irresponsible bill designed to repeal New Hampshireâs participation in the nine-state îRegional Greenhouse Gas...

January 29, 2015 The Qatari boss who launched its takeover bid

CITY A.M. - WHILE Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Saud al-Thani will likely be remembered as the chief executive of the îQatar Investment Authorityî (QIA) who successfully led the group to its takeover of Songbird,...

January 29, 2015 Hold on to your wallet: Rental rates may climb another 4.5 percent in 2015

The Business Journal - Just when the local Real Estate Council of Austin has demanded changes to the city's development to enable more affordable housing, a new report indicates rents in the metro area will jump another 4.5...

January 29, 2015 American Equity Ratings and Outlook Retained by A.M. Best - Analyst Blog

NASDAQ - A.M. Best reiterated the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company ( AEL). Concurrently, it affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and ICR of "a-" of American Equity...

January 29, 2015 Russia to Use 2.3 Trillion Roubles To Boost Economy

marketpulse.com - Around 60 measures were announced in total, with the îNational Wealth Fundî â a sovereign wealth fund â putting 300bn roubles into the state development bank, Vnesheconombank, to increase...

January 29, 2015 A.M. Best Assigns Ratings to Third Point Reinsurance USA Ltd. and Third Point Re USA Holdings, Inc.

Insurance News Net - The ratings of TPRUSA are based on its strong risk-adjusted capitalization, as measured by Best's Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR), its experienced management team and broad-based business plan. Furthermore, the...

January 29, 2015 DeLauro pushes for single food safety agency

Connecticut Post - Food for thought From the Centers for îDiseaseî ... of îbacteriaî, viruses and parasites in foods. Every year, about 48 million Americans get sick from contaminated foods or beverages....

January 29, 2015 S.A.F.E. joins lawsuit challenging pesticide spraying plan

The Trinity Journal - The suit was brought by Center for Biological Diversity, Environmental Working Group, California Environmental Health Initiative, MOMS Advocating Sustainability, Center for Food Safety, city of Berkeley,...

January 29, 2015 Head and Heart: A Data Prescription for Healthcare Sustainability Leadership

CSR Wire - âOur job is to âfirst do no harm,â so addressing climate change as part of keeping people healthy and safe could be interpreted as being in the Hippocratic Oathâ That was one of the first points...

January 29, 2015 SOFAZ to invest $500 million in yuan

Opalesque Hedge Fund News - The îState Oil Fundî of îAzerbaijanî (SOFAZ) is planning to invest $500 million in Chinese yuan assets. SOFAZ also is looking to diversify its assets within real estate markets...

January 29, 2015 European parliamentarians decide on IORP Directive rapporteur

Investment Pensions Europe - European parliamentarians have named the MEPs to oversee negotiations for the passage of the IORP Directive, with a former Irish government minister to lead efforts. Despite the appointment of Brian...

January 29, 2015 Boko Haram attacks send 14 000 Nigerians fleeing to Chad

News24 - Libreville - More than 14 000 people fleeing Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria have streamed into Chad since the beginning of 2015, according to a îUnited Nationsî report on Wednesday. The report by...

January 29, 2015 Plans for export facilities in doubt

The Advocate - âThe key to these projects is that theyâre first movers,â said Gregory Remec, senior director for îFitch Ratingsî. âTheyâre moving ahead, and theyâve already got...

January 29, 2015 Dogs Only Boutique Announces Launch of New Website, a One-Stop-Shop for Everything Man's Best Friend Needs to Be Healthy, Comfortable and Safe

retaildive.com - A Photo of My Staff as well as my children POMONA, N.Y. , Jan. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The founders of Dogs Only Boutique are on a quest to save dog owners from the frenzy and frustration of big box pet stores;...

January 29, 2015 Protesters attack UN compound in Gaza

Al Bawaba - Protesters climbed the walls of the îUnited Nationsî compound in Gaza and damaged property on Wednesday. The protest was announced beforehand and initiated by the UN's decision to halt aid funding to...

January 29, 2015 Qatar's UK investments touch a£30bn

MENAFN - In 2011, Qatar invested in the Olympic Park and the Shell Centre in London. Qatari Diar, the direct property investment arm of îQatar Investment Authorityî (QIA), has opened a London office in 2010, a British...

January 29, 2015 Campbell's Named Top Sustainable Company

Consumer Goods Technology - Campbell Soup Company has been named to the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list by îCorporate Knightsî, a media, research and financial products company for the third...

January 29, 2015 Flipkart planning $5 billion US IPO: Reports

India TV - Last month, Flipkart said it has closed a $700 million fresh financing round which saw new investors like Baillie Gifford, Greenoaks Capital, Steadview Capital, T Rowe Price Associates and îQatar Investment...

January 29, 2015 UTA says bond refinancing saves it $77.7 million

Salt Lake Tribune - Biles said that shows confidence in the work UTA has been doing to improve its long-term finances. In 2011, îFitch Ratingsî downgraded UTA's rating for such bonds from AA-minus to A-plus, saying...

January 29, 2015 Sagicor considers T&T for relocation

Trinidad Express Newspapers - In a published statement yesterday, Sagicor president Dodridge Miller said the recommendation to re-domicile its office followed îStandard and Poorâsî recent action to downgrade...

January 29, 2015 Access Point Financial Continues Prudent Growth Throughout 2014

Benzinga - PacWest-Capital Source and East West Bank Expanded its short term mortgage/bridge loan program in response to more hoteliers acquiring and repositioning îdistressed assetsî, or being faced with senior debt...

January 29, 2015 A.M. Best Upgrades Issuer Credit Rating of USIC Life Insurance Company

Market Watch - OLDWICK, N.J., Jan 28, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A.M. Best has upgraded the issuer credit rating (ICR) to âbbb+â from âbbbâ and affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of B++ (Good) of...

January 29, 2015 NYC's business enterprise elite in a panic over cop strike

macroinsider.com - The cityâs small business elite may perhaps ultimately be waking up to the reality that Mayor de Blasioâs policies are as negative for the local economy as they are for everything else in...

January 29, 2015 Actuaries raise alarm over ability to transfer pension assets cross border

Investment Pensions Europe - The UKâs Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA) has raised concerns that the latest draft of the IORP Directive will hamper a pension fund sponsorâs ability to transfer pension assets...

January 29, 2015 Russia announces economic rescue plan

United Press International - The îNational Wealth Fundî, Russia's sovereign store of state-owned financial assets, will transfer 300 billion rubles ($4.4 billion) to the state development bank VEB to encourage...

January 29, 2015 Greeks eye new deal as markets tumble

CITY A.M. - Stocks in Athens have lost 30 per cent of their value since the prospect of a Syriza-led government arose in early December. Meanwhile ratings agency îStandard and Poorâsî issued a warning on...

January 29, 2015 Silver would make more money if he retired

Politics on the Hudson Blog - But Silverâs pensionable âservice creditsâ may add to that amount. If he was enrolled as a full-time member of the îNew York City pensionî system when he began working...

January 29, 2015 Oil prices create problems in America

Vestnik Kavkaza - Kansas and other states in the US whose budgets largely depend on oil may soon be faced with serious financial problems. In the state of Kansas, the tax revenues of oil-producing and oil-processing companies...

January 29, 2015 Qatari sovereign wealth fund buys Canary Wharf for $4bn

Opalesque Hedge Fund News - As the îQatar Investment Authorityî (QIA) is the largest shareholder with 29% of Songbirdâs shares, the deal had 86%...

January 29, 2015 Apple's Record-Breaking Quarter In Context [Infographic]

Forbes - ExxonMobil used to hold the record for the most lucrative-ever quarter, earning $15.9 billion in Q2 2012, according to îStandard and Poorâsî. Apple has beaten that with a phenomenal $18 billion. The...

January 29, 2015 GOP Senators Seek to Put Focus Back on VA Scandal

blogs.rollcall.com - A group of Republican senators hopes to return attention to îaccountabilityî issues at the Veteransâ Affairs Department that have disappeared from the headlines. âThe television...

January 29, 2015 Flipkart, Indian Online Retailer, Planning US IPO To Raise $5B: Report

International Business Times - Rowe Price Associates and îQatar Investment Authorityî. Other existing investors include DST Global, GIC and ICONIQ Capital. Last year Amazonâs founder Jeff Bezos said his company...

January 29, 2015 Schneider Electric ranked among top sustainability performers

Arab News - The index has been released by îCorporate Knightsî, the Toronto-based media and investment advisory company. Companies ranked in the Global 100 index are the top sustainability performers in their...

January 29, 2015 Second rating agency downgrades Atlantic City's credit

Press of Atlantic City - Atlantic City's credit rating took another hit Tuesday. îStandard and Poor'sî Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its general obligation rating on Atlantic City four notches to BB'...

January 29, 2015 Canary Wharf to be bought by Qatar Investment Authority

Here Is The City - The backing from New York investor Simon Glick, the îChina Investment Corporationî and Morgan Stanley, the three biggest shareholders after the Qatari fund, means that QIA and Brookfield have...

January 29, 2015 Agri Buzz: Brazil's Sugar Sector To Benefit From Hike In Gasoline Tax

India Infoline Ltd - îFitch Ratingsî said that the decision by Brazil's government to raise the level of the so-called Pis/Cofins social tax on gasoline to R$0.12 per litre, and to reintroduce a Cide fuel tax of...

January 29, 2015 Bohannan Huston Announces Leslie L. Small as COO

constructiondive.com - Bohannan Huston Announces Leslie L. Small as COO -- ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bohannan Huston Announces Leslie L. Small as COO COO Leadership Transitions as Howard Stone, PE, Retires...

January 29, 2015 Suncor Energy to release fourth quarter 2014 financial results

marketwired.com - A member of îDow Jones Sustainabilityî indexes, FTSE4Good and CDP, Suncor is working to responsibly develop petroleum resources while also growing a renewable energy portfolio. Suncor is listed on...

January 29, 2015 Focus On U.S. Real Estate Benchmarks: NCREIF Property Index

investing.com - This is the second in a series of articles focusing on the strengths of different indices that are published regularly and may be appropriate for benchmarking, risk assessment, and other real estate investment...

January 29, 2015 Campbell recognized for comprehensive approach to sustainability

Northwest Signal - CAMDEN, N.J. â Campbell Soup Co. has been named to the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list by îCorporate Knightsî, a media, research and financial products company for...

January 29, 2015 Nigeria: Contending With Climatic Change Risk Management

AllAfrica - Mid last year, the global insurance industry as part of its contributions towards combating the menace of natural disaster risk went into strategic alliance with the îunited Nationsî îEnvironmental...

January 29, 2015 Yemen: No Justice for Past Abuses

Human Rights Watch - The government should heed those calls, break from the long practice of indifference to abuse, and ensure îaccountabilityî. Joe Stork, deputy Middle East and North Africa director. President Abdu...

January 29, 2015 Get real, Pas; why should local government polls lead to another May 13'

ALIR AN - For him, local government elections will improve the efficiency and îaccountabilityî of the local authorities. Such elections, he explained, âshould not be looked at from the purpose of wanting to win...

January 29, 2015 BWW Review: 154 & PARADISE Examines Guilt, Fault, and Consequence

Broadway World - With the line-up established, the inquisition of The Producing Unit's premier of Gerald DiPego's 154 & Paradise, a methodical unveiling of mystery and îaccountabilityî, begins. The investigation...

January 29, 2015 Sri Lanka's new government plans fresh war crimes probe

Reuters - "We are thinking of having our own inquiry acceptable to them to the international standards," Rajitha Seneviratne, a government spokesman, told a forum of foreign correspondents in Colombo late on Wednesday, referring...

January 29, 2015 'A magnet for shoppers': Majid Al-Futtaim to double in size after remarkable 2014

Al Bawaba - Both îFitch Ratingsî and Standard & Poorâs reaffirmed the companyâs investment-grade rating of BBB, with a stable outlook during the year. Iyad Malas, chief executive officer at Majid Al...

January 29, 2015 Fitch Affirms Tata Motors at 'BB'; Outlook Stable

Wards Auto - (The following statement was released by the rating agency) SINGAPORE/MUMBAI, January 29 (Fitch) îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed India-based Tata Motor Limited's (TML) Long-Term foreign currency Issuer...

January 29, 2015 Nepal: Justice for Conflict-Era Crimes Remains Out of Reach

Human Rights Watch - The state appears determined to ensure that there is no îaccountabilityî, leaving victims with no hope for justice. Brad Adams, Asia director (New York) â In spite of the new coalition...


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