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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]

December 27, 2014 Burkina Faso's deposed leader Compaore returns to Ivory Coast

Today - ABIDJAN - Burkina Faso's deposed president Blaise Compaore arrived in Ivory Coast on Friday on the latest stage of an odyssey which has taken him to several countries since he was toppled. Should he seek to stay, his...

December 27, 2014 2015 may face big climate threats after warmest 2014

customstoday.com.pk - Jonathan Overpeck, director of the University of Arizonaâs Institute of the Environment â who also served as a co-author of the U.N. îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC)...

December 27, 2014 Nashua South junior to speak at Manchester event

Nashua Telegraph - More recently, she won the national 2014 Stockholm Junior Water Prize, and represented the U.S. at the international competition in Stockholm, Sweden, during îWorld Water Weekî â the most...

December 27, 2014 Cotton yarn stabilising, high-end fibres remain resilient

knittingtradejournal.com - Shanghai - The recent edition of Yarn Expo Autumn 2014 saw an 18 per cent jump in visitors passing through its doors with all the indicators pointing to a stabilising of the cotton yarn market and a...

December 27, 2014 November Sees Consolidation in Commodity Markets

Finance Yahoo - An îinvestmentî in commodities is not a complete îinvestmentî program and should represent only a portion of an investor's portfolio îmanagementî strategy. Copyright...

December 27, 2014 Florence Madenga

International Business Times - The îFair Labor Associationî (FLA) has embarked on a study of the working conditions in factories run by eight of Apple's suppliers in China, according reports by Reuters. Auret van...

December 27, 2014 1MDB had links to company which paid Blair, says report

The Malaysian Insider - Citing Londonâs The Sunday Times newspaper, Sarawak Report said Blair had secured the secret contract with PetroSaudi in November 2010, and was hired to help promote the oil firm to Chinese leaders...

December 27, 2014 Mutual Funds reach Rs 11-trillion mark; add Rs 3-trillion in 2014

Economic Times - îHSBC Global Asset Managementî India CEO Puneet Chaddha said :"We are currently in a sweet spot wherein equity markets are expected to continue to deliver over the medium term making the segment...

December 27, 2014 Opportunity International Partners with Credit Suisse to Expand Education Finance around the World

Business Wire - âCredit Suisse and Opportunity International understand that investing in education is an îinvestmentî in the future ... world's leading financial services providers and is part of the...

December 27, 2014 Debunking some common misconceptions around cloud computing

World Stage - Cloud is only for small businesses The root of this myth lies in the fact that early SaaS (îsoftwareî as a service ... is designed to enable îSAPî to serve large customers in the cloud with...

December 27, 2014 End Exploitation for Domestic Workers in the Gulf

Human Rights Watch - The groups called on them to commit to key labor and immigration reforms that conform to the standards set out in the 2011 îInternational Labour Organizationîâs (ILO) Domestic Workers...

December 27, 2014 ANSI Board Names Volunteer Leaders for 2015

19 Action News - NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Board of Directors has announced its new members and officers for the term beginning January 1, 2015. Kevan...

December 27, 2014 Almost two billion people use water contaminated by faeces

Yahoo News Canada - Even though aid money for the sector is at an all time high, 1.8 billion people are exposed to contaminated water, said a report published on World Toilet Day by WHO and îUN Waterî. Most of the...

December 27, 2014 Ezra and Swiber upbeat despite bond price fall

Asiaone Business - Companies in the offshore marine sector have issued about S$2 billion, or some 37 per cent, of the S$5.5 billion raised through Singapore corporate bonds this year, said Raymond Chia, head of credit research...

December 27, 2014 Brazil's Dilma Rouseff Courts Foreign Investment

jobs.aol.com - HuffPost Live's President and co-creator Roy Sekoff and host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin take a look at some of the highlights from the 2014 îWorld Economic Forumî live from Davos, Switzerland. HuffPost Live's...

December 27, 2014 Family in need finds home for holidays

The Charleston Gazette - Sojournerâs, îAEPî and churches donated gifts for the children. The couple has been putting much of its money into the house. âTheyâve done a great deal for us. They really...

December 27, 2014 global head of FX research

Economic Times - Tepid dollar, Treasury yields support Asia FX ET The won advanced after îUS governmentî said the currency was undervalued and South Korea's authorities should allow it to appreciate further. Solid yen...

December 27, 2014 Public health officials: Avoid getting sick from improperly prepared holiday meals

Daily Camera - Boulder County Public Health advises people to prevent îfoodborneî illness by washing their hands and kitchen surfaces often to keep îbacteriaî from spreading ... Health officials said the...

December 27, 2014 A.M. Best Comments on Ratings of ACE Limited and Subsidiaries Following Acquisition Announcement

Rock Hill Herald - OLDWICK, N.J. â A.M. Best has commented that the financial strength rating (FSR) of A++ (Superior) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of âaa+â of the North American property/casualty...

December 27, 2014 Advocacy Groups And Consumer Union Calls FCC To Stop Comcast Buyout Of TWC

Food World News - Advocacy group Common Cause and îConsumers Unionî have already submitted more than 600,000 comments about the buyout, the group has until Tuesday to plea their cause. Policy counsel for...

December 27, 2014 Moneyologist: When Is a Gift Not Really a Gift' - Presented by: The Aol. On Network

NASDAQ - 10:25AM ET - Dow Jones Business News Amazon Says Sales Through App More Than Doubled This Holiday Season 10:18AM ET - Dow Jones Business News Angelwish to Ring The îNasdaq Stock Marketî Closing Bell 10:00AM...

December 27, 2014 Onkonjo-Iweala: Foreign investors impressed with Nigerian economic performance

naij.com - The Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has said that foreign investors were impressed with Nigeriaâs economic performance at the just concluded îWorld...

December 27, 2014 Stages par province - 2007/2008

acdi-cida.gc.ca - Field Assistant for Assessing water quality as an indicator of sustainability of agriculture Participatory management of urban resources-their conservation and recycling Comblé Shastri Indo-Canadian...

December 27, 2014 What parents need to know about Monsanto: "By 2025 one in two children will be autistic"

Natural News - îPesticide Action Network North Americaî (PANNA) [26] Read more at Collective-Evolution.com. [10] http://people.csail.mit.edu [PDF] [11] http://people.csail.mit.edu [PDF] [12] http://www.gmoseralini.org...

December 27, 2014 James Reader

The News-Gazette - James was born Feb. 13, 1935, in Rantoul, to the Rev. George H.D. Reader and Gertrude Sill Reader. He married Mary îLou Thompsonî on Dec. 18, 1955, in Newcomerstown, Ohio. He is survived by his...

December 27, 2014 Interview: Irish president urges science, technology cooperation with China

Global Post - The fund, set up in January 2014 with equal commitments from Ireland's îNational Pensions Reserve Fundî (NPRF) and China Investment Corporation (CIC), is aimed at supporting relevant companies of both...

December 27, 2014 Male Ebola survivors should wear condoms for three months

Zee News - Walter Cardona-Maya, Paula Velilla Hernandez and Daniel Henao studied research from 1977 to 2007 on men in the îconvalescentî phase of the Ebola virus (symptoms were fading and they were in recovery). They...

December 27, 2014 KIA, Och-Ziff others pledge $2 billion for Dalian Wanda's up to $3.86 billion IPO

Asian Legal Business - îKuwait Investment Authorityî (KIA) and Och-Ziff Capital Management Group Ltd (OZM.N) are among the group of 11 investors that have committed about $2 billion towards Dalian Wanda Commercial...

December 27, 2014 Canyon Catalyst Fund and Rubicon Point Partners Acquire The Lakes at Bayhill in San Bruno, California

Benzinga - The Canyon Catalyst Fund is a joint venture between Canyon Capital Realty and the California Public Employees Retirement System (îCalPERSî) aimed at developing the next generation of real estate managers....

December 27, 2014 Africa Peacekeeping Getting Crowded As Business Increases

AFKinside - On Dec. 16, Global risk analytics company Verisk îMaplecroftî launched its sixth annual Legal and Regulatory Environment Risk Atlas (LRERA) which enables companies to identify and compare potential risks...

December 27, 2014 Republicans plan to attack Obama's climate agenda early and often

Washington Examiner - The îUnited Nationsî-hosted talks will aim to strike an agreement to govern emissions reductions beyond 2020, and Obama has sought to position the United States as a leader. But Republicans plan...

December 27, 2014 Missouri retirement system website blocks access after attempts to hack members' accounts

Greenfield Daily Reporter - JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri â One of Missouri's main retirement systems has temporarily blocked online access after discovering attempts to hack into its members' accounts. The Jefferson City News...

December 27, 2014 Entry Level Police Officer Job - Bend Police Department - Bend, Oregon

Police one.com - The Bend Police Department is currently filling vacancies for entry level police officers. Vacancies are filled by compiling a list of the top candidates through National Testing Network (NTN) testing, ORPAT and...

December 27, 2014 Developing World May Need USD Annual 500bn for Climate By 2050

The New Indian Express - The projected costs for adaptation were several times higher than previous estimates, said the îUnited Nationsî îEnvironmental Programmeî (UNEP), warning of a "significant funding...

December 27, 2014 Ruble Extends Gains as Exporters Ordered to Sell Foreign Currency -- 3rd Update

news.morningstar.com - In a sign of the country's rapidly worsening economic outlook, îStandard and Poor'sî said Tuesday it is considering cutting Russia's credit rating to the "junk" category. Citing "a rapid...

December 27, 2014 Energy policies and projects are the way forward

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript - I refer to the following: îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî, or RGGI, a nine-state coalition in the Northeast (New England states plus New York, Maryland and Delaware) whose proceeds...

December 27, 2014 Dollar Strengthens Ahead Of U.S. Data

Realtime Business News - The rating agency îStandard and Poor'sî increased its U.S. GDP forecast for 2015 to 3.1 percent from 3 percent, citing falling oil prices could enhance consumer spending. The agency expect the...

December 27, 2014 5 European Stocks With Low RiskGrade, Being Chased By The Smart Money

NASDAQ - The following is a list of European companies that have low levels of risk, as defined by the RiskGrade ratings developed by the îRiskMetrics Groupî. Additionally, all of these stocks have seen significant...

December 27, 2014 TRLPC-Banks line up debt for Macquarie's Iberian utilities buy

Reuters - Macquarie via its Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 4 and Wren House Infrastructure, an investment vehicle of the îKuwait Investment Authorityî, agreed to buy E.ON's Spanish and Portuguese integrated...

December 27, 2014 Makes Sense to Rent Where Millennials Live

ALM Globe St - IRVINE, CAâRenting a home is less affordable than buying in most US markets, but not where Millennials are moving the most, according to a report from RealtyTrac. In markets with the biggest increase in the...

December 27, 2014 Saudi Arabia Projects Its Biggest Deficit Ever After Oil Crash

The Business Insider - King Abdullah authorised the finance minister to draw from the reserves or to borrow to meet the deficit. Ratings agency îStandard and Poor'sî lowered its outlook for Saudi Arabia to stable from...

December 27, 2014 Hatfield Philips/LNR Achieves Full Recovery On Largest Loan In Portfolio Green German CMBS GmbH

SYS-CON Media - NoSQL databases are powerful tools for supporting big data applications, maximizing scalability, performance, and availability. Their unique features and easy implementation render them well-equipped to meet a...

December 27, 2014 Lau Family, Qatar Boost Lifestyle Stakes for $1 Billion

Bloomberg - Hong Kongâs Lau family and îQatar Investment Authorityî agreed to pay HK$7.75 billion ($1 billion) to increase their stakes in department store operator Lifestyle International Holdings Ltd. (1212)...

December 27, 2014 GP co-payment goes in Abbott overhaul

NT News - TONY Abbott has ditched the $7 Medicare co-payment and told îAustraliaî to "watch this space" as he seeks ... The $3.5 billion in budget savings will still go towards a new medical research îfuture...

December 27, 2014 New Mexico Raising Its Private Equity Pacing Targets

pevc.dowjones.com - (c) 2014 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. The îNew Mexico State Investment Councilî aims to ramp up how much it commits to private equity in the new year, but still expects to take longer than it...

December 27, 2014 US stocks at records as Santa rally persists

MENAFN - Dec 26 2014 - Qatar- Zakat Fund got 575 applications in November for aid, The Peninsula (MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Zakat Fund at the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs received 575 applications for...

December 27, 2014 Study Says Most Playgrounds Not Safe

WLOX 13 - It found that 3 out of 4 playgrounds don't have enough of the right surfacing to protect children if they fall. îConsumer Federation of Americaî and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group say every year...

December 27, 2014 It pays to look at long-term UK property leases

Local Government Chronicle - The numbers tell the story: the total liabilities of private sector UK pension schemes stood at £1.4 trillion at the end of October 2014, according to the îPension Protection...

December 27, 2014 Clinton and Warren: Facts, not Labels

Des Moines Register - But what facts support these labels' Like Warren, Clinton supported the creation of the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî. As a U.S. senator, Clinton opposed extending tax cuts to those...

December 27, 2014 Some blue-sky real estate predictions

Orange County Register - 7) Regulation rollback is coming. Congressional budget cuts are coming to the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî. Political pressure from industry trade groups will provide a pathway for...

December 27, 2014 A look back at Richmond, Memphis in 2014

Voice News - The agencies were both awarded $2,500 grants by the îMonsantoî Corp. through their annual program, Americaâs Farmers Grow Communities. Memphis City Councilman Jason Parker was arrested for domestic...

December 27, 2014 Chile: Fitch maintains stable outlook on insurance sector

Business Insurance - îFitch Ratingsî Ltd. has maintained a stable outlook for the insurance sector in Chile, reports inese.es. The ratings agency expects the industry to grow at a rate of around 7% in 2015. The...

December 27, 2014 Report claims oil, gas drillers more open about fracking risks [The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]

Bloomberg Businessweek - "The most important takeaway is that many energy companies are still largely failing to rigorously disclose the impacts of their fracking operations," said Richard Liroff, executive director of...

December 27, 2014 Marc Bolland and David Weinberg Elected to The Coca-Cola Company Board of Directors

10 TV - He serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University, and is a member of the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî. Weinberg earned an A.B. degree cum laude in Government from Harvard College...

December 27, 2014 Aleris Releases Its Inaugural Sustainability Report

Wave 3 - the report was developed in accordance with the îGlobal Reporting Initiativeî's (GRI) G4 Core guidelines. During the past two years, Aleris has engaged internal and external stakeholders in forming a...

December 27, 2014 Co-op health insurer taken over by regulators

Lincoln Journal Star - Other companies selling on healthcare.gov in Nebraska are Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, îAssurantî and Coventry. > 1862

December 27, 2014 Gold Falls Below $1200 as US Stocks Rally to Record Highs

Fore Minute - Stocks Dominate Headlines: The main story on Monday (12/22) was the record high at close set by Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the îStandard and Poorâsî 500 Index (S&P500). The DJIA...

December 27, 2014 House of the Week: Ties to abolitionist history in Fayetteville

Syracuse Post-Standard - She also repainted the home recently. Weber works as a nurse. Monthly Mortgage: $767.15 (based on the national average rate of 3.80 percent from îFreddie Macî for the week of Dec. 18 for a...

December 27, 2014 S&P nears settlement on real-estate bond ratings: WSJ

Reuters - The rating agency also faces related lawsuits by many U.S. states. Its main U.S. rivals, Moody's Investors Service and îFitch Ratingsî, do not face similar lawsuits. (Reporting by Supriya Kurane in...

December 27, 2014 Range war ahead' Utah legislator proposing bill to receive ownership of federal lands within state

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. > 2553

December 27, 2014 Police respond to call for crowd control at Metro East nightclub

Fox2now - Around 1a.m., roughly 25 police units responded to a call for crowd control outside of The OZ Night Club located at 301 îMonsantoî Avenue. Nearly 1,000 patrons were present. According to police, everyone...

December 27, 2014 Most Alaskans Got a Check for $1,884 Last Week, No Strings Attached

Yahoo News - Rather than keep the surplus to themselves, government officials decided to give back to their fellow Alaskans for generations to come, creating the îAlaska Permanent Fund Corporationî and, subsequently,...

December 27, 2014 Reshape existing order to meet new challenges

The Straits Times - As 2014 draws to a close, 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...

December 27, 2014 Travel Weather Forecast

on.aol.com - Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place. In a compelling series of îveriteî encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and...

December 27, 2014 Russian bank VTB to lend India's Essar $1 bln

Asian Legal Business - Kostin also said that VTB would not ask for more than 250 billion rubles ($4.6 billion) in financial assistance from a government rainy-day fund called the îNational Wealth Fundî. Russian banks...

December 27, 2014 Sign-up deadline is today for Obamacare health coverage to take effect Jan. 1

Cleveland Plain Dealer - Eleven insurers are offering plans in Northeast Ohio: Aetna, Ambetter from Buckeye Community Health Plan, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, îAssurantî Health, CareSource, HealthSpan, InHealth...

December 27, 2014 Simmering tension

The Statesman - Sudan has ordered two senior îUnited Nationsî officials to leave, a UN spokesman has said, after a recent spike in tensions between Khartoum and the peacekeeping mission in Darfur. UN resident...

December 27, 2014 Hyatt Recognizes Excellence among Owners and Developers with 2014 Awards

istock Analyst - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) honored 10 of the companyâs top owners and developers at Hyattâs recent conference for owners throughout the Americas, held at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort...

December 27, 2014 Hong Kong Is Un-occupied But In Ferment

Forbes - The protest encampment in Hong Kongâs busy Admiralty district that I walked through morning and evening last week is gone now, removed under court order. The peaceful climax signified largely the...

December 27, 2014 Monogram Residential: Waiting Patiently On A Pullback

Seeking Alpha - Monogram has around $280 million of available liquidity that includes around $138 million in cash and $140 million in undrawn credit capacity (on the îFreddie Macî facility). Monogram also utilizes its...

December 27, 2014 Carl Moye

The Business Journal - Carl Moye will provide comprehensive condition assessments, rehabilitation services and îsustainable asset managementî solutions throughout the whole water cycle. Moye will also oversee the...

December 27, 2014 Nigeria behind Kenya, Togo, Senegal in electricity performance

Punch - The îWorld Economic Forumî report, which was prepared in collaboration with Accenture, ranked Nigeria 114th out of 125 countries. Other sub-Saharan African countries that outperformed Nigeria are Eritrea,...

December 27, 2014 Investors look to consumer, financials, industrials in 2015, shun oils

Edmonton Journal - Coats hang from a rack along the back wall in lost-and-found storage area at Edmonton International Airport. Bins brim with forgotten jewelry, watches and cellphones, and scarves sit on one shelf. Bottles of...

December 27, 2014 Top Portfolio Products: New Low-Carbon, Hedged EU ETFs

Think Advisor - îState Street Global Advisorsî, the asset management arm of State Street Corporation, has announced the launch of the SPDR MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF (LOWC). Developed in conjunction with the...

December 27, 2014 SEC Faults Rating Firms for Rule Lapses, Lax Cybersecurity

Wall Street Journal - McGraw Hill Financial Inc. âs Standard & Poorâs, Moodyâs Investors Service and îFitch Ratingsî, a unit of Hearst Corp. and Fimalac SA issued 96.6% of all outstanding ratings...

December 27, 2014 Some newly insured under 'Obamacare' may have trouble finding doctors

3 wbtv.com - The îNational Association of Insurance Commissionersî, a standards-setting organization, is watching it, too. It is currently revising its model regulation for network adequacy. Consumer advocates said...

December 27, 2014 Editorial: Lenders fashion new subprime loan trap

Daily Hampshire Gazette - Last summer, the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî hit ACE Cash Express with a $5 million penalty and made it refund another $5 million to customers for subjecting payday loan borrowers...

December 27, 2014 Be prepared so you aren't crushed by a winter storm

The Paper - The free smartphone app was created by the îNational Association of Insurance Commissionersî and is available on iOS and Android devices. What to Do If You Have a Complaint about Your Claim Settlement If...

December 27, 2014 Congress To Nutritionists: Don't Talk About The Environment

NPR News - But Timothy Searchinger, a researcher with Princeton University and the îWorld Resources Instituteî, an environmental group, believes that recommendations about diet have to consider environmental impacts....

December 27, 2014 FM says will introduce GST Bill in next session of Parliament

India Infoline Ltd - FM Arun Jaitley reportedly said that it expects economy to grow 6%-6.5% next FY. Jaitley added that will introduce GST Bill in next session of Parliament. The Series of reforms needed to put economy on fast...

December 27, 2014 Minister Okonjo-Iweala explains why Nigerian economy is at risk.

naij.com - The Minister of Finance and the Supervising Minister of the Economy, Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala stated on January 22, 2014, Wednesday that îNigeriaîâs economy is under threat, following the continuous...

December 27, 2014 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit to be Held December 3-4 in Beppu, Japan

JCN Network - The World Conservation Union (IUCN), the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî, UNESCO, Singapore PUB, Streams of Knowledge, UN-Habitat, UNESCAP, Japan Water Forum, among others....

December 27, 2014 EU warns four island countries on illegal fishing

one.trust.org - "I am convinced that they will all commit to this cooperative approach since îsustainableî development in small island states relies on îsustainableî fishing," said EU Maritime Affairs...

December 27, 2014 Are big worldwide carbon changes coming in 2015 after warmest year on record'

Science Recorder - Jonathan Overpeck, director of the University of Arizonaâs Institute of the Environment â who also served as a co-author of the U.N. îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC)...

December 27, 2014 Chinese Land Demand Underpins Bordeaux Wine-Estate Prices

Businessweek - They want what we would regard as a trophy because that sells wine. They donât do something unless thereâs a îclear profitî margin at the end of it.â In a deal Maxwell-Storrie-Baynes...

December 27, 2014 Jonathan Presents Ministerial Candidates, Appoints New Defence Chiefs

naij.com - Before heading to Switzerland for the îWorld Economic Forumî meeting, Goodluck Jonathan has officially presented the list of 12 new ministerial nominees to the Senate for furhter consideration. It will be...

December 27, 2014 Cotton yarn stabilising, high-end fibres remain resilient

knittingtradejournal.com - Shanghai - The recent edition of Yarn Expo Autumn 2014 saw an 18 per cent jump in visitors passing through its doors with all the indicators pointing to a stabilising of the cotton yarn market and a...

December 27, 2014 Shots fired at Israel's Embassy in Athens

World Jewish Congress - Unidentified assailants opened fire on the Israeli Embassy in the Greek capital Athens with a Kalashnikov assault rifle in the early hours of Friday, police said, but no injuries or damage were reported....

December 27, 2014 'Pakistan to go ahead with all projects in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir with China'

Economic Times - ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today asserted that it will go ahead with all development projects in PoK and criticised India for asking China to cease its involvement in infrastructure projects, including the multi-billion...

December 27, 2014 Family settles for $3M in water service lawsuit with polygamous Utah-Arizona border towns

The Vancouver Sun - SALT LAKE CITY - A family awarded a $5.2 million judgment over a denied water hookup in two Utah-Arizona polygamous border towns has settled for less to avoid appeals. The Salt Lake Tribune reports...

December 27, 2014 India announces USD one million for UN tsunami fund

Deccan Herald - The contribution made to the îUnited Nationsî Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Tsunami, Disaster and Climate Preparedness in Indian Ocean and...

December 27, 2014 This Video Shows 7 Years Of Preventable Disease Outbreaks Around The World

Co.EXIST - In other words, it shows where people don't have access to vaccinesâor aren't taking them. There are two reasons people get diseases like measles, mumps and whooping cough. Either they don't have access to...

December 27, 2014 Sudan steps up pressure on UN as it reviews Darfur force

Associated Press - îUNITED NATIONSî (AP) -- Sudan's government is stepping up pressure on the îUnited Nationsî as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon prepares recommendations on the future of a joint...

December 27, 2014 South Texas ranch lands are being transformed into wind farms

The Business Journal - The Coral Cables, Florida-based contractor Wanzek is overseeing the on-site assembly of the turbines. Meanwhile, crews with îAEPî Texas are also working on transmission lines that will cut...

December 27, 2014 The Dirt on Dirt: 5 Things You Should Know About Soil

National Geographic - We walk on it every day. Get it under our fingernails. Track it into the house. But do we really appreciate the vital role soil playsânot just in the environment, but in human health' The United...

December 27, 2014 U.S. Fed buys $6 billion of mortgage bonds, sells none

Reuters - The New York Fed said on its website the Fed sold no mortgage securities guaranteed by îFannie Maeî, îFreddie Macî or the Government National Mortgage Association, or Ginnie Mae, in the latest...

December 27, 2014 Najib, enjoy your break as flood worsens, says PAS leader

Yahoo News Singapore - In a sarcastic statement, Pokok Sena MP Datuk Mahfuz Omar congratulated Datuk Seri Najib for his hard work, including having "resolved" the î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB) controversy...

December 27, 2014 New guide launched at climate talks in Lima for financing wetland carbon initiatives

Evironmental Expert - Lima, Peru -- IUCN, îConservation Internationalî and Wetlands International presented a new guidebook to financing wetland carbon programs and projects during the climate conference in Lima last...

December 27, 2014 Life Without Fannie and Freddie

Wall Street Journal - One alternative CBO studied is to allow private companies to replace îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî , the two government-created monsters that guarantee mortgage-backed securities and...

December 27, 2014 Regional Population Gains; List of Largest Banks; Agency Foreclosure Waiting Periods

Mortgage News Daily - With îFreddie Macî and LP Super Conforming loan products, the waiting period after a foreclosure is 7 years from the completion date, and for a short sale or deed-in-lieu the waiting period is...

December 27, 2014 What waterboarding, torture and secrets say about the CIA and about us

Tampa Bay Times - On Nov. 4, 1977, moments after the legendary CIA director Richard Helms received a suspended two-year sentence and a $2,000 fine for committing perjury by lying about U.S. covert action in Chile before the...

December 27, 2014 How a Court Case in Des Moines May Affect Your Retirement Savings

The Iowa Republican - ... Moines to learn whether the federal government has the right to seize the profits of mortgage giants îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî. Investors large and small could be affected....

December 27, 2014 Lee University Students Travel To Cambodia

Chattanoogan - Among the projects started by and maintained through Leeâs Department of Business is the integrated farm initiative, an effort to teach the townspeople the value of îsustainabilityî ... and the...

December 27, 2014 Peshawar School Attack: The boomerang of modern times

Meri News - Well, one can only blame the country and its people for watering the roots of militancy for years. It is nothing but a powerful boomerang that came back to hit Pakistan hard leaving many households shattered. Related...

December 27, 2014 Excess crude funds not shared in 18 months, says Oshiomhole

The Sun - The average price of îNigeriaîâs sweet crude has been around $108 per barrel ... we have barely $3 billon in our îexcess crude accountî. âNow, oil price has dropped to $60 and because...

December 27, 2014 Circle's Wishlist for Bitcoin Regulation in 2015

Coin Desk - Regulators, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodities Futures Trading Commission, îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî and the Financial Conduct Authority, have indicated that...

December 27, 2014 ILO, UNWTO to promote reliable and comparable statistics on tourism employment

E TN Global Travel Industry News - GENEVA, Switzerland and MADRID, Spain - The îInternational Labour Organizationî (ILO) and the World Tourism Organization of the United Nations (UNWTO) have co-launched a new report...

December 27, 2014 Carnegie WorldWide / Globale Aktier Stabil

citywireglobal.com - The fund typically has 20-30 equities in its portfolio. Lars Wincentsen is currently a portfolio manager at îCarnegie Asset Managementî. He was born in 1967 and holds a Diploma in Business...

December 27, 2014 Yamana Gold, Ocwen Financial, Juno, Blackberry, and Cytokinetics are big market movers

ibusinesslines.com - NEW YORK â Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: Several financial firms have recommended the airlineâs...

December 27, 2014 One dead following wrong-way crash on Heart of America Bridge

WLOX 13 - One person was killed in a head-on crash early Sunday morning on the Heart of America Bridge. Kansas City police said the two-car accident happened about 3:15 a.m. when a car was traveling the wrong way in the...

December 27, 2014 Morningstar: True cost of Ocwen settlement far exceeds $150 million

Housing Wire - Ocwen is already subject to the servicing standards established under the 2012 National Mortgage Settlement as well as a $2.1 billion settlement with the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî announced...

December 27, 2014 Men Redefining the Glass Ceiling of Gender Inequality | Yasamin Beitollahi

Iranian LLC - In her recent article on global gender equality, Ruchika Tulshyan, a Contributor for Forbes reported, In the nine years the îWorld Economic Forumî has measured the global gender gap, the world has seen...

December 27, 2014 Government Not Doing Enough for Environment Bhushan

The New Indian Express - The chief guest at the event was environmentalist R K Pachauri, the chairman of îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC), which was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace price for its towards...

December 27, 2014 SEC Plans to Fix Flaw in Electronic Distribution System

Wall Street Journal - They have also worked to address electronic market malfunctions such as the May 6, 2010, âflash cashâ and a failure in the îNasdaq Stock Marketîâs data feed last year that...

December 27, 2014 At Clinton confab, Obama praises role of citizens

MYNorthwest.com - Ordinary citizens will often have a more lasting impact on their community than their presidents and prime ministers, President Barack Obama said Tuesday as he promoted civil society at the annual îClinton...

December 27, 2014 Novo Nordisk, Transocean, Walgreen, Adamas and Novo Nordisk are big market movers

Minneapolis Star Tribune - NEW YORK â Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: NYSE Novo Nordisk AS, up 95 cents to $43.67 U.S....

December 27, 2014 Stock Market Holiday Schedule 2015

Saving Advice - As you can see from the stock market holiday schedule above, the stock markets donât follow a strict federal holiday schedule for when they are open and closed. Both Columbus Day and Veterans Day are...

December 27, 2014 A PERSON'S TRUE VOCATION by Vincent Li is Released

Broadway World - More than 200 million people worldwide were without a job after the 2007-2008 financial and economic crisis, according to the îInternational Labour Organizationî. In times of economic distress, author...

December 27, 2014 FOOD CHAINS Film - Portland Premiere

KGW Events - Friday, November 28, 2014, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Google Calendar Yahoo Calendar Aol Calendar Windows Live Calendar Outlook Calendar (iCal) Executive produced by îEric Schlosserî (Food Inc. and Fast Food...

December 27, 2014 Anbang Insurance To Acquire Delta Lloyd Bank Belgium For$273M

chinamoneynetwork.com - In October, the Beijing-based Anbang said it would acquire Belgian insurer Fidea from U.S. private equity firm J.C. Flowers & Co. for an undisclosed amount, and acquire the Waldorf Astoria New York...

December 27, 2014 Pakatan fails to thwart Finance Ministry budget

Yahoo News - Anthony Loke (DAP-Seremban) abruptly called for bloc voting to try and jeopardise the Finance Ministry budget at the committee stage, following Deputy Finance Minister Chua Tee Yong's refusal to answer questions...

December 27, 2014 Toronto-based financial firms boast global footprint

Advisor - In a companion report, îthe Conference Boardî of Canada adds close to 40% of the Toronto-based financial institutions surveyed report a quarter or more of their revenues come from overseas. Read: Toronto...

December 27, 2014 Debunking some common misconceptions around cloud computing

World Stage - Cloud is only for small businesses The root of this myth lies in the fact that early SaaS (îsoftwareî as a service ... is designed to enable îSAPî to serve large customers in the cloud with...

December 27, 2014 N.H. Health Insurance Deadline Coming Up

Valley News - Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has been joined by îAssurantî, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Maine Community Health Options and Minuteman Health. The nearly 42,000 New Hampshire residents who purchased...

December 27, 2014 Erase Herpes Is A New System Which Can Remove Herpes Virus Permanently

Erietv News - This article was originally distributed via SproutNews. SproutNews, WorldNow and this Site make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. Living with herpes is not particularly easy. Every single...

December 27, 2014 Sunday's Lead Letter: Payday lenders depend on desperate consumers

The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville - This is why it is imperative that the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî issues a strong new rule, urging Congress to protect families and holidays to come by capping the...

December 27, 2014 Ditch The Hotel Key Card And Grab A Smartphone Instead

Forbes - Hilton has invested $550 million to overhaul IT infrastructure and unify property management systems since being acquired by îThe Blackstone Groupî in 2007, and Calpin says the ability to deliver its digital...

December 27, 2014 New Mexico Raising Its Private Equity Pacing Targets

pevc.dowjones.com - (c) 2014 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. The îNew Mexico State Investment Councilî aims to ramp up how much it commits to private equity in the new year, but still expects to take longer than it...

December 27, 2014 U.S. Has Widest Gender Wage Gap: Report

NBC Bay Area - Working women in the U.S. face a bigger wage gap than in any other country assessed in the îInternational Labour Organizationî's Global Wage Report 2014/15, released Friday, NBC News reported. The U.S....

December 27, 2014 Early warnings need to be 'accessible, understandable' to work: experts

Reuters - Mats Eriksson, program director for climate change and water at the îStockholm International Water Instituteî, said that educating communities in disaster-prone areas about how to better understand warnings...

December 27, 2014 CIMB-RHB banking merger leads the pack

The Star Online - The proposed deal has its fair share of challenges. For one, Press reports have indicated that Abu Dhabiâs sovereign wealth fund îAabar Investmentsî PJSC, which owns a 21.2% stake in RHB Cap,...

December 27, 2014 Yamana Gold and Ocwen Are Big Market Movers

New York Times - NEW YORK â Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: The miner and oil and gas company said a test of a Louisiana...

December 27, 2014 Durban lessons

The Hindu - S. Vishwanath writes from the îWorld Water Weekî, a gathering of people in the water sector, now on in Stockholm, Sweden. The îWorld Water Weekî, a global gathering of people in the water...

December 27, 2014 Video: BioWare and creating the world of Dragon Age in Edmonton

Edmonton Journal - Paul Band members support each other in wake of vicious attack Be wary of advice from TV doctors, U of A study says Province approves U of A tuition hikes Man and woman charged in connection with Amber Alert...

December 27, 2014 Lyndeborough hands fired officers $82K to end legal wrangling

NewHampshire.com - The town of Lyndeborough has reached an out-of-court cash settlement with former police officers Paul Roy and Thomas Burke, agreeing to pay them each $82,500 in back pay, lawyer fees and for emotional damages....

December 27, 2014 Former UN ambassador to speak at SIU graduation ceremony

The Southern - McHenry, who taught at three universities, including SIU, was also the director of Coca-Cola, Fleet Boston Financial, AT&T, GlaxoSmithKline, International Paper, Columbia Pictures and the îCouncil on...

December 27, 2014 WTO talks fail to clinch pact on IT tariff cuts

The Indian Express - âThis is potentially an enormous deal. We missed an opportunity here this week to conclude it,â US Ambassador Michael Punke told reporters at the îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO). The...

December 27, 2014 Don Cayo: Companies that want to build big must go beyond minimum requirements

The Vancouver Sun - VANCOUVER â It was the plight of poor, rural parts of Africa â places where national governments have little presence and, often, even less interest â that got Jim Cooney thinking about the...

December 27, 2014 Light Hedging In Q4 Should Translate Into Good Book Value Gains For 10.7% Dividend Payer Annaly Capital

Seeking Alpha - The weighted average yield on commercial real estate debt and îpreferred equityî was 9.23% as of September 30, 2014. The weighted average leveraged equity yield on investments in commercial real...

December 27, 2014 United Nations climate talks head for watered-down deal in Lima

Daily News and Analysis - "This is not in the spirit of the momentum that was offered by the pledge between the United States and China," Jennifer Morgan, of the îWorld Resources Instituteî think-tank, said of China's...

December 27, 2014 NH Supreme Court sides with state on public employee retirement contributions

Union Leader - CONCORD â The state Supreme Court has sided with lawmakers who revamped the state retirement system in 2011, requiring public employees to increase their retirement contributions. A Merrimack County Superior...

December 27, 2014 Chindia 2014: Our Top 10 Stories You Don't Want To Miss

Seeking Alpha - The NASDAQ Internet Index is a modified market capitalization-weighted index designed to track the performance of the largest and most liquid U.S.-listed companies engaged in internet-related businesses and that...

December 27, 2014 More UK employers trying to dump pension schemes

Euro2day - The number of companies attempting to dump expensive staff pensions they no longer want to pay for is on the rise, according to the îPension Protection Fundî. The PPF is paid for by a levy on employers and...

December 27, 2014 Best And Worst Celebrity Looks Of The Week!

Evil Beet Gossip - Howâs everybody doing' This week went by lickety-split for me. I can hardly believe itâs time once again to critique and criticize celebrity looks! And why not' Gotta get the aggression out somehow,...

December 27, 2014 Growing the Church in China

Catholic Online - An unprecedented mission îSustainabilityî and trust became hallmarks of this effort. Over the years, John had seen many well-intentioned development projects come and go in China. Often the projects...

December 27, 2014 Pension fund worker pleads guilty

WTHR Indian's News Leader - A sentencing date was not set Thursday. Stone had a temporary position as a refunds analyst at the $10 billion îIndiana Public Employees' Retirement Fundî for about eight months until May...

December 27, 2014 Turnaround in India gold rules unlikely to mean import surge: Trade

Financial Express - An unexpected move by Indiaâs central bank to ease curbs on overseas purchases instead of tightening them indicates the government is more relaxed about the trade deficit, though trade sources said it...

December 27, 2014 Countries brace for weak finale at Lima climate talks

IN - New Delhi: A revised English translation of the book "Why I Assassinated Gandhi" authored by Gopal Godse and containing Nathuram Vinayak Godse's statement at his trial along with the judgeme... Colombo: Sri Lankan President...

December 27, 2014 US Press Releases

Stockhouse - NDAQ Angelwish to Ring The îNasdaq Stock Marketî Closing Bell Dec 26, 2014 10:00 AM NDAQ Things We Read to Ring The îNasdaq Stock Marketî Opening Bell Dec 26, 2014 10:00 AM VSLR Shareholder...

December 27, 2014 Luck Is Not a Security Policy

Truth Out - Whether by plan or accident a nuclear attack has no meaningful medical or humanitarian response. As chronicled by îEric Schlosserî in his book Command and Control, the number of times we have come close to...

December 27, 2014 Tejari launched 2014 expert briefings in Dubai

Spy Ghana - Tejari is a jointly owned venture by BravoSolution and îIstithmarî World. The company operates as an integral part of the network of BravoSolution worldwide subsidiaries with exclusive focus on Middle East...

December 27, 2014 How to Get Unwanted Gifts Back in the Store - Presented by: The Aol. On Network

NASDAQ - 18AM ET - Dow Jones Business News Angelwish to Ring The îNasdaq Stock Marketî Closing Bell 10:00AM ET - GlobeNewswire Things We Read to Ring The îNasdaq Stock Marketî Opening Bell Enter up to 25...

December 27, 2014 Balancing education with debt paydown and retirement

StarPhoenix - A couple we'll call Omar and Ruth, 38 and 36, live in B.C.'s Lower Mainland. They have a two-year-old child, Robert, a $630,000 house and a net worth of about $240,000. Though they both have secure jobs with large...

December 27, 2014 Investor Group Gets Its Claws on PetSmart for $8.7B

Newser - The sale, which has surpassed îthe Blackstone Groupî's $5.4 billion purchase of automaker Gates Global in July, is expected to be completed in the first half of 2015, Fox Business notes. > 1862

December 27, 2014 "Instrumentation and controls group Spectris has completed the acquisition of Canada-based ..."

AD HOC News - weiterlesen ... Nachricht von yahoo.com: îRepRiskî, the leading provider of business intelligence on environmental, social and governance risks, has released its latest Special Report on ESG Risks. The...

December 27, 2014 For UN Negotiators, Climate Change Deal In Peru Is Just First Step Of Painstaking Process

International Business Times - Over the next few months, participants in the process will push to include more concise and systemic details about countries' targets, Jennifer Morgan, global director of the îWorld Resources...

December 27, 2014 Editorial: Putting a lid on methane from cattle

MetroWest Daily News - Reports from the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî have reflected sharply growing levels of alarm over the pace of human-caused global warming, which is occurring faster than climate...

December 27, 2014 Blood from Ebola survivors may treat the deadly virus: Reports

IN - "Clinical trials of îconvalescentî plasma should be considered in other emerging infections," said David Heymann, an infectious-disease researcher at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.Many...

December 27, 2014 Water works in wonderful ways

Pocono Record - Water â we drink it, we splash in it, and from it we try to protect ourselves when it rains. We canât live without it. The versatility of water is simply amazing. The necessity of it cannot be...

December 27, 2014 XTO Energy to Pay $3M to Restore Fracking Areas

Environmental Leader - according to the îEPAî and the US Department of Justice. XTO will also implement a comprehensive plan to comply with federal and state îwaterî protection laws at the companyâs...

December 27, 2014 TrustCo Group Holdings Ltd gives H1 2015 earnings guidance

Reuters - TrustCo Group Holdings Ltd:Expects H1 2015 headline earnings per share to be between 15.16 cents and 15.76 cents, which is between 402 pct and 422 pct higher than comparable period.Expects H1 2015 basic earnings per...

December 27, 2014 After Lima: The Future of Sub-National Climate Governance

Brookings - An important part of meeting this goal was achieved during the Lima talks with the launch of the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC), a collaborative effort of the...

December 27, 2014 Schroders: Attractively valued UK-equities

Finanzen - UK equities look attractively valued as an asset class and we believe that a backdrop of moderate growth, low interest rates and subdued inflation should allow further upward progress to be made in the year ahead....

December 27, 2014 Govt spending in 2014 rose by 28.7%'

Zawya - îSaudiî Credit and Saving Bank, Agriculture Development Fund, îPublic Investment Fundî, and Government Lending Program at the Ministry of Finance) will continue to provide loans to support job...

December 27, 2014 NEW LAUNCHES: Latest maiden fund launches

Opalesque Hedge Fund News - It may start as early as January and will invest in equity and credit, including convertible bonds. Mathew Welch, a former îTemasekî îHoldingsî Pte managing director, is...

December 27, 2014 Form 4 Extended Stay America, For: Dec 22 Filed by: Blackstone Real Estate Partners VI.F-ESH L.P.

StreetInsider - 1. Each Paired Share is comprised of one share of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of Extended Stay America, Inc. and one share of Class B Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, of ESH Hospitality, Inc.,...

December 27, 2014 Deal Salvaged at UN Climate Talks in Peru

ABC News - "I think there will be a lot of peer pressure for countries to put forward that kind of information," said Jennifer Morgan of the îWorld Resources Instituteî. "It is a new world." Even China ' the world's...

December 27, 2014 CSOs Condemn Govt Response to Mine Protests

The Irrawaddy Publishing Group - RANGOON â Nine civil society groups involved in the implementation of the îExtractive Industries Transparency Initiativeî (EITI) in Burma issued a statement on Thursday strongly...

December 27, 2014 GRI Launches New and Updated Services

Evironmental Expert - GRI is launching the Content Index Service, a new service to help improve the usability and transparency of reported data in G4 reports. This is GRIâs most detailed service for G4-based reports, as it...

December 27, 2014 SC agency makes another early debt payment

KFVS12 - South Carolina's unemployment agency has made a $75 million early payment toward its debt to the federal government. The state Department of Employment and Workforce announced Friday that its third payment this year...

December 27, 2014 Sacred place in Egypt saved by treating wastewater

Evironmental Expert - While investigating a wastewater problem in an Egyptian village, Alterra researcher Joop Harmsen discovered that a monastery was in danger of collapsing. This unexpected threat to a sacred place turned out...

December 27, 2014 mBank SA to sell BRE TUiR to Axa SA, signs insurance distribution agreement with Axa SA

Reuters - mBank SA:Says that the planned sale of its insurance arm to Axa SA will increase its gross profit by 180 million Polish zlotys ($55 million).Says that Axa SA has agreed to buy mBank SA's insurance company BRE TUiR.Says...

December 27, 2014 Battle for Canary Wharf heats up as pro-Qatari investor increases its stake in Songbird Estates

CITY A.M. - According to a "senior executive" at Songbird, there is now "zero chance" New York investor Simon Glick, who owns 25.9 per cent of the company, and îChina Investment Corporationî, which owns 15.8 per cent,...

December 27, 2014 UN urges Pakistan to halt executions

The Peninsula - îUNITED NATIONSî, United States---UN chief Ban Ki-moon is pressing Pakistan to end capital punishment and restore a moratorium on the death penalty the government lifted in terror cases following a...

December 27, 2014 Protectionism will hurt city

StarPhoenix - Leanne Ratt committed theft, âpure and simple,â when she spent her elderly uncleâs money as if it were her own, said the judge who convicted her. However, Chief Justice Martel Popescul... There's a...

December 27, 2014 While Critics Debate Energiewende, Germany is Gaining a Global Advantage

Environmental Defense Fund - Economics is the focus of many debates surrounding Germanyâs aggressive âîenergyî transitionâ (or Energiewende), which plans to move the country to nearly 100 percent...

December 27, 2014 Chevron wins three offshore New Zealand exploration permits

petroglobalnews.com - Chevronâs New Zealand unit won exploration rights for three offshore permits Wednesday. The three permits â 57083, 57085 and 57087 â are located in the offshore Pegasus and East Coast...

December 27, 2014 Modification to a Previous Presolicitation Notice - Sources Sought for Engineering Services

Insurance News Net - SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE The îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî (NIST) is issuing this sources sought synopsis as a means of conducting market research to identify parties having an...

December 27, 2014 The year in realty

Deccan Herald - îStandard and Poor'sî raised the outlook for India's "BBB-minus" rating back to "stable" from "negative" in September, saying the country's government mandate and improved political setting offered a...

December 27, 2014 India Ratings for Indian debt instruments - Dec 26

Reuters - Dec 26 (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 December 24, 2014. COMPANY...

December 27, 2014 Ban Ki-Moon Urges PM Nawaz to Re-Impose Moratorium on Capital Punishment

pakistantribune.com.pk - Islamabad â îUnited Nationsî Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to stop executions of convicts and re-impose moratorium on capital punishment. According...

December 27, 2014 Writers Guild Awards TV Noms: HBO Leads, but Amazon Makes First Appearance

New York Observer - So, about Peter Pan Live! Just kidding, we and the rest of the world have dissected Allison Williamsâ shiny teeth enough for one day. Turns out, surprisingly, there are other things on TV besides a...

December 27, 2014 Russia to help large borrowers as S&P considers junk rating

Live Mint - Even before the move, ratings agency îStandard and Poorâsî (S&P) put Russiaâs sovereign credit outlook on âcreditwatch negativeâ, meaning it could be downgraded to junk as soon...

December 27, 2014 Mubarak Rashid Khamis Al-Mansouri, MBA

4 Traders - H.E. Mubarak R. Al-Mansouri is Chief Executive Officer at îEmirates Investment Authorityî. He is on the Board of Directors at Abu Dhabi National Co. for Building Materials, Emirates Telecommunications...

December 27, 2014 Credit Suisse Upgraded to Neutral by Zacks (CS)

Intercooler - îCredit Suisse Groupî AG is a Switzerland-based holding company engaged in private banking, îinvestmentî banking and îassetî îmanagementî areas. To get a free copy of...

December 27, 2014 UN Chief Urges Pakistan's Leader to Stop Executions

New York Times - îUNITED NATIONSî â Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging Pakistan's leader to stop the execution of convicts and re-impose a moratorium on the death penalty. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric...

December 27, 2014 The 'Real' S&P 500 Index High Is Within Sight

Seeking Alpha - Below is a graph of the nominal S&P 500 Index versus an inflation adjusted version for the trailing twenty years: Source: Robert Shiller, Yale University, îStandard and Poor'sî For a given date in...

December 27, 2014 StoneCastle Financial Corp Director Purchases $195,100 in Stock (BANX)

Intercooler - The Companyâs investment objective is to provide stockholders with current income, and to a lesser extent capital appreciation, through îpreferred equityî, subordinated debt and common equity...

December 27, 2014 Form 8-K RESPONSE GENETICS INC For: Dec 19

StreetInsider - On December 19, 2014, Response Genetics, Inc. (the âCompanyâ) received a delisting determination letter from the staff of The îNASDAQ Stock Marketî LLC (âNasdaqâ) due to the...

December 27, 2014 Rising Oceans Force Bangladeshi Farmers Inland for New Jobs

Bloomberg - Bangladesh leads 32 countries facing extreme risks from climate change, amplifying the possibility of civil unrest, according to a study by U.K. researcher îMaplecroftî published Oct. 29. The...

December 27, 2014 High school basketball: Joey Downes scores 36 points in Sandwich's win over Barnstable

capecodtimes.com - EAST SANDWICH âAfter a back­-and-­forth first half, the one-­two punch of Joey Downes and Hank OâBrien of the Sandwich boysâ basketball team proved too hot to...

December 27, 2014 Volvo Ocean Race: Life onboard - Leg 2, December 9 + Video

Sail World - 'December 9, 2014. Leg 2 onboard MAPFRE. Iker Martinez and Xabi Fernandez resting and refuelling.' Francisco Vignale/Mapfre/Volvo Ocean Race Click Here to view large photo The On Board Reporters on the six remaining...

December 27, 2014 Ththaman "Game Of The Week" 10-4 YTD

pregame.com - Agree with this and follow the Browns closely. Manziel is pumped for this division game and the Browns defense are playing at their best regardless of injuries. The score against Colts was misleading. The offense...

December 27, 2014 Korea Investment Corp. Learns Hard Lesson

Wall Street Journal - <h4>WSJ on Facebook</h4><div style="border: none; padding: 2px 3px;" class="fb-like" data-href="http://www.facebook.com/wsj" data-send="false" data-layout="button_count" data-width="250"...

December 27, 2014 GAO reccommends stronger federal oversight of accreditors

educationdive.com - The U.S. Government îAccountabilityî Office has released its report on higher education accreditation, recommending that the U.S. Department of Education strengthen its oversight of accreditors and...

December 27, 2014 Ruble weakens on S&P warning of downgrading Russia

Euronews - MOSCOW (Reuters) â The ruble weakened in early trade on Wednesday, giving up its slight gains seen at opening, after îStandard and Poorâsî rating agency warned it could downgrade Russiaâs...

December 27, 2014 Our Hand-Selected 12 Popular SWFI Stories for 2014

swfinstitute.org - Are hedge funds losing significance with major institutional investors' The California Public Employeesâ Retirement System (îCalPERSî), the largest U.S. pension fund, expelled hedge funds from...

December 27, 2014 The lessons we can learn from Obiageli Ezekwesili and Dora Akunyili (#NewLeadership Series with Chude Jideonwo)

YNaija - laws governing solid minerals through the Nigeria îExtractive Industries Transparency Initiativeî, and setting a new standard in accountability and transparency in the oil and gas sector. Within a short...

December 27, 2014 Exclusive: Iran hackers may target US energy, defense firms, FBI warns

AOL - (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned U.S. businesses to be on the alert for a sophisticated Iranian hacking operation whose targets include defense contractors, energy firms and educational...

December 27, 2014 UN chief asks Pakistan to end executions

International Reporter - îUnited Nationsî: December 27, 2014 â MIL/ Jagran Post News - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the Pakistan government to bring an end to the executions of convicts and...

December 27, 2014 Company seeks Valley employees for steel industry

WFMJ - An employment company is holding a job fair on Tuesday, seeking workers for the steel industry. Staff Right Services LLC is holding a Job Fair Tuesday, July 15, at the Holiday Inn Express in Austintown, Ohio from 10:00 am...

December 27, 2014 Former GAO employee got worker's compensation for 30 years, IG says

Federal News Radio - The inspector general of the Government îAccountabilityî Office has determined that a GAO employee received worker's compensation for 30 years without raising any red flags at the agency. During a...

December 27, 2014 Pilot recalls last flight to Cyprus airport

Yahoo News - Taking heavy losses, the attackers failed amid fierce resistance, prompting îUnited Nationsî peacekeepers to take it over and declare it a U.N. protected zone. The airport's grounds remain the...

December 27, 2014 3i continues CLO fundraising run

Financial News - Beechbrook has provided a mezzanine loan and a îpreferred equityî investment to back the management buyout of UK pharmacies supplier IPS Specials from private equity firm Elysian Capital. Elysian...

December 27, 2014 Sloan-Kettering to issue $550 million in new debt for capital projects

Modern Healthcare - The taxable, unsecured bonds have a maturity date of 2064 and will fund capital projects. îFitch Ratingsî assigned an AA to the new issue; Moodyâs Investors Service, Aa3; and Standard &...

December 27, 2014 Shrinking oil revenues could dig into funds

Opalesque Hedge Fund News - Energy-exporting countries which have stashed billions in windfalls in sovereign investment funds may be forced to draw down on them as oil revenues shrink, sending a chill through stock, bond and...

December 27, 2014 China says September end foreign debt edges down to $894.8 billion

Economic Times - China had total short-term foreign debt of $709 billion and medium- and long-term debt of $185.9 billion at the end of September, the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî (SAFE)said in a...

December 27, 2014 Clifford Chance Act in AEW Europe Capital Raising

Law Fuel - The new equity has been raised from a number of leading institutional investors from Europe and Asia, including APG and îPGGMî among others. The capital raised exceeded the original equity target, with the...

December 27, 2014 Thousands of people displaced by floods in Indonesia: UN

oneindia.com - îUnited Nationsî, Dec 27: The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said an estimated 78,800 people were displaced by floods in the Indonesian province of Aceh last week, UN spokesman...

December 27, 2014 Dow 30 Stock Roundup: AT&T Raises Dividend, P&G Sells Camay, Zest to Unilever - Analyst Blog

Yahoo Finance - This consequently lowers their operating costs. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD) has declared that it will resolve some pending patent infringement lawsuits against îMonsantoî Company (MON) in...

December 27, 2014 Record Dow, U.S. growth spurs biz, consumer hopes

Boston Herald - âIt was really gangbusters.â The îStandard and Poorâsî 500 index also posted a record high â its 50th record high this year, according to Armstrong. The third-quarter growth...

December 27, 2014 Machen to be paid millions to advise trustees, Fuchs

The Gainesville Sun - The amount of the contract is based on a report by îMercerî, an executive salary îconsultingî firm that also set the range for Fuchs' salary. îMercerî found that Machen's...

December 27, 2014 Rivers SG Blast Governorship Candidate Tonye Princewill

naij.com - It is on record that the Rivers State remains the first and only state that maintains a dual international credit rating from Fitch and îStandard and Poorâsî. This is no mean feat considering the...

December 27, 2014 SEEDERS' CORNER: ERAAM: "We believe more in individuals than in company or structure"

Opalesque Hedge Fund News - At the time, ERAAM counted îCalPERSî as one of its institutional clients. The company likes emerging managers for many reasons, he continues. The first one is that they can conduct accurate...

December 27, 2014 Survey: Health plan costs rose 3.4% in 2014

NHBR - According to the survey of 172 New England-based employers taking part in benefits îconsultingî firm îMercerîâs larger 2014 National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans, the cost of...

December 27, 2014 China keeping close eye on ruble

China Economic Net - Photo: CFP China is paying close attention to Russia's beleaguered currency, the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî (SAFE) said Thursday, while pledging to proceed with reforms of the...

December 27, 2014 Sudan steps up pressure on UN as it reviews Darfur force

Findlaw - îUNITED NATIONSî (AP) â Sudan's government is stepping up pressure on the îUnited Nationsî as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon prepares recommendations on the future of a joint U.N.-African...

December 27, 2014 UPDATE 1-Canary Wharf owner Songbird rejects raised bid from Qatar fund and partner

Zawya - LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - The owner of London's Canary Wharf on Friday rebuffed a raised 2.6 billion pound ($4.1 billion) bid for the financial district from Qatar and a North American investor saying it was too low....

December 27, 2014 Europe's misguided investment mania

Rwanda New Times - The often-invoked investment gap is mostly a result of wishful thinking, and the remaining barriers to investment have little to do with a lack of financing. Daniel Gros is Director of the îCenter for...

December 27, 2014 Ruble Extends Gains as Exporters Ordered to Sell Foreign Currency

Wall Street Journal - In a sign of the countryâs rapidly worsening economic outlook, îStandard and Poorâsî said Tuesday it is considering cutting Russiaâs credit rating to the âjunkâ...

December 27, 2014 Venezuelan Foreign Minister Appointed as UN Representative

telesur - As Venezuela is set to join the îUnited Nationsî Security Council, President Nicolas Maduro has appointed his current foreign minister as the U.N. representative. Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro...

December 27, 2014 UN chief urges Pakistan to reinstate death penalty moratorium

dnd.com.pk - îUNITED NATIONSî: The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the Pakistani government to bring an end to the executions of all convicts and re-impose the countryâs moratorium on the death...

December 27, 2014 State releases list of poor-performing schools

Houston Chronicle - Dallas ISD, which is smaller than HISD, had 71 schools on the list. The list goes beyond the stateâs annual school îaccountabilityî ratings. Yes, schools land on the list if they are rated...

December 27, 2014 Ruble stable, but S&P downgrade warning weighs

Reuters - Late on Tuesday, îStandard and Poor'sî revised Russia's credit ratings to creditwatch negative from negative, warning a deterioration in the country's monetary flexibility could lead the agency to put its...

December 27, 2014 Flipkart raises $700 million from new investors

freepressjournal.in - The new investors are Baillie Gifford, Greenoaks Capital, Steadview Capital, T Rowe Price Associates and îQatar Investment Authorityî. âExisting investors DST Global, GIC, ICONIQ Capital...

December 27, 2014 Venezuela foreign minister Ramirez named new UN envoy; Ramirez had been OPEC representative

Fox Business - CARACAS, Venezuela â Venezuela's former oil czar, Rafael Ramirez, has been named the nation's envoy to the îUnited Nationsî. President Nicolas Maduro made the announcement Friday, saying Ramirez...

December 27, 2014 BNSF issues first sustainability report based on GRI guidelines

Progressive Rail Roading - BNSF Railway Co. on Tuesday released its first sustainability report based on the îGlobal Reporting Initiativeîâs (GRI) G4 guidelines. The first edition of the GRI report provides...

December 27, 2014 Anger against water tax shakes up Ireland

Space Daily - This month ratings agency îStandard and Poor'sî raised the country's credit rating to "A," from "A-," forecasting it would grow 3.7 percent on average between 2014 and 2016. "People are fed up with...

December 27, 2014 Editorial: Housing prices will stay on a winning streak

Dallas News - Texas home prices are hotter than the Dallas Cowboys, but not everybody is a fan of this winning streak. In a recent report, analysts at îFitch Ratingsî said Texas homes are the most overpriced in the...

December 27, 2014 Saudi projects huge deficit as oil price drop bites

The Straits Times - King Abdullah authorised the finance minister to draw from the reserves or to borrow to meet the deficit. Ratings agency îStandard and Poor'sî lowered its outlook for Saudi Arabia to stable from...

December 27, 2014 Rivers Government slams Princewill for claiming it sold state-owned assets to fund APC campaign

dailypost.ng - It is on record that the Rivers State remains the first and only state that maintains a dual international credit rating from Fitch and îStandard and Poorâsî. This is no mean feat considering the...

December 27, 2014 Saudi projects big deficit in 2015 on oil price drop

Times of India - Ratings agency îStandard and Poor'sî lowered its outlook for Saudi Arabia to stable from positive following the slide in oil prices. But S&P also affirmed its high ratings for Riyadh over the...

December 27, 2014 National Bank of Bahrain : Two Bahraini Banks' Outlooks to Negative ABCB.BH AUBB.BH BBKB.BH

4 Traders - îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed National Bank of Bahrain's (NBB) and BBK B.S.C.'s (BBK) Long-term Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at 'BBB' and has revised the Outlooks to Negative from Stable. Fitch has also...

December 27, 2014 Fitch affirms Washington Hospital's 'BBB+' bond rating

Becker's Hospital Review - îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed the "BBB+" rating assigned to revenue bonds issued on behalf of Washington (Pa.) Hospital by the Washington County Hospital Authority. The 260-bed hospital's...

December 26, 2014 Panera Bread Improves Animal Welfare Standards, Gets Accolade From World Animal Protection

by Antonio Pasolini DESCRIPTION:World Animal Protection, formerly known as WSPA, ?has hailed????? Panera Bread?, the bakery/caf? chain, ?for the measures the company ?has taken to eliminate the harshest forms of animal husbandry...

December 26, 2014 Corruption Is A Marathon Not A Sprint

DESCRIPTION:What happens when a company, that is known internationally, is bribing officials in different countries to obtain contracts? You end up having a situation like Paris based company Alstom. Alstom is being charged with...

December 26, 2014 Not Their Parents? Activism: How Millennials are Using Digital to Take a Stand on Issues They Care About

by Whitney Dailey DESCRIPTION:Millennials are the first generation of true digital natives. They were just babies during the advent of Apple?s?first laptop??and teens when the?Nokia 3210?mobile phone launched and forever changed...

December 26, 2014 GlobalView: Climate Change in Perspective

By The Editors || Bloomberg View DESCRIPTION:The debate over climate change, unlike climate change itself, seems to be stuck. ?Let's see if we can get it moving. The arguments are mainly over three issues:whether climate change...

December 26, 2014 Enter to Win a Temp2O? Tub and Shower from Delta? Faucet

Delta? Faucet?s Temp2O? Technology takes the guesswork out of getting into your shower. DESCRIPTION:Handshowers with Delta??Faucet?s Temp2O? Technology feature an easy-to-read LED display, that shows the water?s exact...

December 26, 2014 Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics: Due Diligence

DESCRIPTION:With the May 31 final reporting due date drawing near, why not go back to the beginning and break down some of the basics of conflict minerals compliance, starting off with due diligence. First some background...

December 26, 2014 Australian Market Sluggish Ahead Of Holidays

Finanzen - Transpacific Industries is rising nearly 5 percent and ALS is advancing 2.3 percent. Iluka Resources, Healthscope, Downer EDI, îQBEî Insurance Group and ResMed Inc (RMD) are up 1 to 1.3 percent. Mineral...

December 26, 2014 Global cereal production to hit record high: FAO

Global Post - ROME, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Global cereal production will reach an all-time high of more than 2.5 billion tons in 2014, according to the statistics released by the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the...

December 26, 2014 Morgan Drexen Reminds Those Receiving Harassing Debt Collector Calls That Options Are Available

GlobeNewswire - Morgan Drexen executives are also concerned about the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî (CFPB) cited in the NBC story, because of recent legal actions taken to prevent Morgan Drexen from providing...

December 26, 2014 Commonwealth of the Bahamas Takes On Renewable Energy Challenge - KTUL.com - Tulsa, Oklahoma - News, Weather & Sports

Tulsa's Channel 8 - To achieve this vision, îCarbon War Roomî, a global nonprofit co-founded by Sir Richard Branson, and Rocky Mountain Institute will provide a range of technical, project management, communications,...

December 26, 2014 As 2016 looms, Democrats face a liberal-moderate tug-of-war

McClatchy DC - Warren first gained public notice while a Harvard University law professor advocating a îconsumer financial protection bureauî. The Dodd-Frank financial regulatory overhaul of 2010 established the...

December 26, 2014 Consumers grappling with rising cost of living, GST

MSN - Under fire over its billion ringgit funds parked at the Cayman Islands, î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB) today said repatriating it back to Malaysia would have exposed the money to fluctuations on the...

December 26, 2014 350.org

Houston Chronicle - This has been a busy week for climate change news. On Monday the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî issued a report on how climate change will affect human society, and the report...

December 26, 2014 Northwest Vikings hold on for 43-41 win over Northeast Eagles

Clarksville Online - Clarksville, TN â For the second game in a row, the basketball game at Northwest High School came down to a shot in the final seconds. This time the Vikings were not taking the last second shot for the...

December 26, 2014 Let nature play a role in climate adaptation, experts urge: TRFN

Global Post - LIMA (îThomson Reutersî Foundation) - When the rainy season comes and ... It âholds a promising potential,â said Virgilio Viana, chief executive of the Brazil-based Amazonas...

December 26, 2014 FuelCell Energy Solutions Announces Final Acceptance of Largest Fuel Cell Power Plant Made and Operating in Germany

PR Inside - Highly efficient and environmentally friendly power generation for Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) office complex in Berlin * BMBF office complex achieves highest possible 'Gold Certificate' under...

December 26, 2014 Najib, enjoy your break as flood worsens, says PAS leader

Yahoo News Malaysia - In a sarcastic statement, Pokok Sena MP Datuk Mahfuz Omar congratulated Datuk Seri Najib for his hard work, including having "resolved" the î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB) controversy...

December 26, 2014 Congress Extends Foreclosure Protection For Servicemembers

University Chronicle - The SCRA states a servicemember's home cannot be foreclosed upon for a full year following his or her return from active duty, as explained on December 17th by the îConsumer Financial Protection...

December 26, 2014 Apple Co-Founder Traded His Shares for Gold. Why That Was a Horrible Investment, in 1 Chart

Bloomberg - Dec. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Co-Founder Ron Wayne discusses what he has up for auction at Christieâs. He speaks on âBloomberg West.â (Source: Bloomberg) In 1976, Apple co-founder Ron Wayne sold his...

December 26, 2014 Bulldog LED Lighting asks the American consumer; do you know how we create jobs in the USA' - WSPA.com

WSPA - Bulldog LED Lighting is proud to manufacture in the USA. We ask one question of our American consumers. SAN CARLOS, Calif., Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bulldog LED Lighting is an Ambassador for American Made Matters and...

December 26, 2014 Ten iPath(R) ETNs To Switch Listing To Nasdaq

ETF Daily News - Nasdaq today announced that Barclays Bank PLC (âBarclaysâ) will be transferring the listing of ten iPath ® exchange-traded notes (ETNs) from NYSE Arca to The îNasdaq Stock...

December 26, 2014 Burge family a big part of county for 75 years

granttribune.com - Most likely some very fond memories from 1957 are surfacing for the Burge brothers. Back then, their mother Lavene Burge, now a resident of Golden Ours îConvalescentî Home, had the unique honor of...

December 26, 2014 Blood-based therapy an answer to Ebola'

THE Health Site - Clinical trials of îconvalescentî plasma therapy (CPT) have started in the past few weeks in Liberia and are due to begin soon in Guinea and Sierra Leone. If the therapy saves lives, the approach...

December 26, 2014 Sports review of 2014: November

Sporting Life - England were dealt another savage injury blow with the news that Joe Launchbury will miss the entire îQBEî series of autumn internationals with a neck problem. 3 Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez was...

December 26, 2014 A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Fidelity & Guaranty Life Holdings, Inc. and Its Key Life/Health Subsidiaries

Insurance News Net - The ratings reflect FGL's good risk-adjusted capitalization and financial flexibility, improved sales trends, consistent earnings performance and enhanced competitive position in the fixed index annuity (FIA)...

December 26, 2014 Register substantial holdings and gross short positions

afm.nl - This overview shows all substantial holdings and gross short positions in issuing institutions and shares with special controlling rights. An issuing institution is: a public limited company (naamloze vennootschap)...

December 26, 2014 A.M. Best Assigns Ratings to Valiant Specialty Insurance Company and Valiant Insurance Company

StreetInsider - OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A.M. Best has assigned a financial strength rating (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and an issuer credit rating (ICR) of âa-â to Valiant Specialty Insurance Company (VSIC) and...

December 26, 2014 Ex-CIA Officials Say Torture Report Is One-sided, Flawed

The Business Insider - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of former top-ranking CIA officials disputed a U.S. Senate committee's finding that the agency's interrogation techniques produced no valuable intelligence, saying such work...

December 26, 2014 Taser and Walgreen are big market movers

Washington Post - NEW YORK â Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: NYSE Novo Nordisk AS, up 95 cents to $43.67 U.S. regulators...

December 26, 2014 Don't Come Cheap

ESPN - While the well-heeled drank $100 bubbly and tried not to stare at celebs, the rest of the Los Angeles Convention Center got down to business for the third leg of the Masters Grand Slam Indoor -- the world's most...

December 26, 2014 Ocwen and Gilead are big market movers

Yahoo Finance - NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: NYSE Ocwen Financial Corp., down $5.89 to $16.01 The subprime...

December 26, 2014 Global warming critics still there

My Journal Courier - One of the chief doubters in the U.S. House of Representatives is Texas Republican John Carter, who reports on his website that the United Nationsâ îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate...

December 26, 2014 A.M. Best Affirms Ratings for Universal American Corp. and Its Subsidiaries

Investors Business Daily - OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of B++ (Good) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of âbbbâ for the key insurance subsidiaries of...

December 26, 2014 Barclays and Deutsche Bank coming under scrutiny as US authorities gear up to investigate foreign exchange rate trading systems

This is Money - It is being investigated by at least six regulators around the world, including the NYDFS, the Financial Conduct Authority and the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî. Lawsky has made a name for himself by...

December 26, 2014 Capeco Blast Co-Defendant Takes Coverage Row To Justices

Law 360 - The petition from îIntertekî, which did facility inspection work and was sued alongside Capeco after the explosion, contended that the insurance funds were not distributable to general creditors since they...

December 26, 2014 Lawrence A. Rhodes

Marshall County Tribune-Courier - Mr. Lawrence A. Rhodes, 82, of Calvert City passed away Sunday, December 14 at 6:35 p.m. at Calvert City îConvalescentî Center in Calvert City. He was a retired factory worker at...

December 26, 2014 Drug Abuse: Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes

AARP - Within weeks, she was dead. Thomas, a former executive assistant, had been given so many heavy-duty medications, including illegally administered antipsychotics, by the Ventura îConvalescentî Hospital in...

December 26, 2014 Fitch: 2 Markets at Risk of Overheating

realtormag.realtor.org - Two states known as having some of the hottest housing markets in the country are at the biggest risk of becoming overvalued, mostly due to falling energy prices, argues a new report from îFitch...

December 26, 2014 Blakes Law Firm Recognized as Top Competition Law Practice in Canada

Law Fuel - A new report has just been released by Global Competition Review about the competition law practices in Canada. The Blakes Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment practice has been placed at the top of these...

December 26, 2014 UN Secretary-General Issues Guidance to Post-2015 Development Agenda Process

ICTSD - ICTSD reporting; âUN Secretary-Generalâs Synthesis Report Proposes 6 Elements for Post-2015 Agenda,â îINTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENTî (IISD), 4 December 2014;...

December 26, 2014 Why Lefties Make Less

The Atlantic - Thereâs a stereotype that left-handed people are clumsier, but that might have something to do with the fact that they live in a world of objects optimized for the right-handed: scissors, the computer mouse,...

December 26, 2014 Wholesome, Portable Fun

Daily News - As Temple University points out, âSnacks provide an important energy source throughout the day.â The îCenter for Science in the Public Interestî adds that snacks are especially crucial for...

December 26, 2014 Three Islamic State 'supporters' arrested for shooting Dane in Saudi

Economic Times - DUBAI: Saudi Arabian security forces have arrested three Saudis over the Nov. 22 shooting of a Danish man in Riyadh and investigations show the attack was carried out in support of the Islamic State militant...

December 26, 2014 Tory Shepherd: Health is a money pit, and left unchecked, could gobble up a whole Budget

Adelaide Now - The money â eventually â is going to the Medical Research îFuture Fundî. According to the Government that fund will help build a world-class medical research sector in...

December 26, 2014 Fitch Releases Report on Shelby County, TN

Yahoo Finance - îFitch Ratingsî has published a report on Shelby County, TN. The report is available at 'www.îfitchratingsî.com'. Additional information is available at...

December 26, 2014 Fitch Downgrades Ocwen to 'B-' Following Regulatory Settlement, Chairman Departure

Rock Hill Herald - CHICAGO â îFitch Ratingsî has downgraded the ratings of Ocwen Financial Corporation (OCN) and its wholly-owned primary operating subsidiary, Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC (OLS) to 'B-' from 'B'....

December 26, 2014 OPINION: Israel's Gas Dream: The End Is Nigh

Rigzone - The price will be paid in spades â and sooner than most Israelis realize. Gal Luft is co-director of the îInstitute for the Analysis of Global Securityî (IAGS) and senior adviser to the United States...

December 26, 2014 NSSF ordered to cancel Sh6.5bn tender

Daily Nation - The report, which was sent to NSSFâs Managing Board of Trustees and Labour Secretary Kazungu Kambi, last month, further wants the giant pension fund to adopt measures to avoid the risks involved in breaching...

December 26, 2014 Audit: Bonus payments inconsistent: Report states agencies differed in evaluation, period covered

Guampdn - The audit, from the Office of Public îAccountabilityî, also uncovered that bonuses totaling $11,862 were awarded to three government employees who did not receive the highest rating on evaluations....

December 26, 2014 Fitch- C&I Growth, Eased Underwriting Concerns in OCC Bank Rpt

StreetInsider - The report, a review of key risks facing the banking industry, echoes points of caution expressed by îFitch Ratingsî in recent outlook reports. In terms of asset quality and loan growth, the OCC's data...

December 26, 2014 Mortgage Rates Match December Highs

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...

December 26, 2014 Dow soars more than 400 points

Crain's Chicago Business - West Texas Intermediate oil sank 4.2 percent. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index surged the most since 2011, Dubai's benchmark gauge rose the most on record and Russia's Micex index advanced. The...

December 26, 2014 Fitch: Rate Rise May Add Rating Pressure on Some Russian Regions

Reuters - (The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, December 23 (Fitch) The Central Bank of Russia's (CBR) recent sharp rate rise will increase the challenges facing Russian local and regional...

December 26, 2014 Power Integrations Launches New Reference Design for High-Power LED-Lighting Applications

Reuters - Reflecting the environmental benefits of the companyâs products, Power Integrationsâ stock is included in the NASDAQ ® îClean Edgeî ® Green Energy Index, The Cleantech Index...

December 26, 2014 Ten things you may have missed Wednesday from the world of business

The Boston Globe - The mortgage company îFreddie Macî said the US average for a 30-year mortgage was 3.83 percent, up from 3.80 percent last week, when it was the lowest since May 2013. Other rates also moved up a bit...

December 26, 2014 Phase 2 HIPAA audits

Life Health Pro - Since 2003, insurance agents and brokers have been required by law to meet Health Insurance Portability and îAccountabilityî Act of 1996 (HIPAA) guidelines, as all business associates must meet the...

December 26, 2014 Top 10 Energy Conserving Universities in US and Canada

University Herald - The Appalachian State îUniversityî claimed the first spot in the Campus Conservation Nationals 2014 contest, an annual spring competition among colleges in the United States and Canada to save...

December 26, 2014 Protesters: 'It's not the time' for more Cuba ties

MSN - Under fire over its billion ringgit funds parked at the Cayman Islands, î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB) today said repatriating it back to Malaysia would have exposed the money to fluctuations on the...

December 26, 2014 PRESS DIGEST - Russia - Dec 12

Mail on Sunday - The government has agreed to save 390 billion roubles ($6.81 billion) from the îNational Wealth Fundî to help Russia's banks to survive the current economic crisis. - Russia's anti-monopoly watchdog...

December 26, 2014 Climate change would make life worse: Climate experts

nhv.us - The îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) predicted earlier this year that the planet's temperature will increase by a couple of degrees by year 2100. Prof. Michael Oppenheimer, author of the...

December 26, 2014 Specialist: Abby's delay in naming kidnapper no surprise

NewHampshire.com - CONCORD, N.H. (AP) â A trauma specialist says it's not unusual for a kidnap victim to wait a week or more to reveal information about her alleged captor that leads to his arrest. An aggregation of NH...

December 26, 2014 IOC clear way for more than one Games host city

Global Post - "These changes do contemplate different cities and countries hosting the Games, and this is for reasons of îsustainabilityî." The Russian city of Sochi spent a staggering $51 billion on staging the 2014...

December 26, 2014 Ukraine, Pro-Russia Rebels Make Little Progress in Talks to End Fighting

Wall Street Journal - according to a îUnited Nationsî report. The crucial goals of the talks have been to cement a lasting cease-fire by agreeing on a withdrawal of heavy weaponry from the fighting zone and a...

December 26, 2014 Q2FY14 trust sentiment in top 50 global financial institutions continued to improve: Thomson Reuters

India Infoline Ltd - Tracking Controversy and Governance as Factors in Rebuilding Trust Thomson Reuters îASSET4î environmental, social and governance data shows that there has been a reduction in the number of...

December 26, 2014 Mutual Funds Assets Grow Rs 3 Lakh Crore in 2014

NDTV - îHSBC Global Asset Managementî India CEO Puneet Chaddha said :"We are currently in a sweet spot wherein equity markets are expected to continue to deliver over the medium term making the segment attractive."...

December 26, 2014 DBRS founder reaches deal to sell credit-rating agency but remain involved

CTV News - TORONTO -- DBRS is being acquired by two U.S. private equity firms, îthe Carlyle Groupî and Warburg Pincus, in a move that the Toronto-based debt-rating agency says will put it on solid footing to pursue...

December 26, 2014 Thigpen, Cherry: Come together to end the payday loan debt trap

The State South Carolina's Homepage - We left excited about the potential for bipartisan cooperation on this issue. The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî is in the process of proposing a new, national rule that...

December 26, 2014 South Africa's rand pauses ahead of rating decisions

sabc.co.za - The local unit fell to a fresh six-year low on Thursday, with some analysts betting the currency will weaken further as Fitch and îStandard and Poor'sî release credit reports later in the session. Yields...

December 26, 2014 Revised co-payment plan astute, but hardly visionary

The Canberra Times - The savings from the original $7 co-payment ($3.6 billion over four years) had been earmarked for the creation of a medical research îfuture fundî. But, thanks to some ... In fact, it is...

December 26, 2014 Congress Extends Foreclosure Protection For Servicemembers

TOLEDO NEWS NOW - The SCRA states a servicemember's home cannot be foreclosed upon for a full year following his or her return from active duty, as explained on December 17th by the îConsumer Financial Protection...

December 26, 2014 Chinese trade deficit taking a toll on jobs in N.J., U.S., study says

NJBIZ - According to a study released Thursday by the Economic Policy Institute, Americaâs rising trade deficit with China has cost the U.S. more than 3.2 million jobs between 2001 (when China joined the îWorld Trade...

December 26, 2014 Blood-based therapy an answer to Ebola'

Yahoo! India News - Clinical trials of îconvalescentî plasma therapy (CPT) have started in the past few weeks in Liberia and are due to begin soon in Guinea and Sierra Leone. If the therapy saves lives, the approach...

December 26, 2014 Top 10 tips for mortgage borrowers in 2015

Yahoo Finance - This insurance protects lenders when a borrower defaults on the loan. Until late 2014, îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî required down payments of at least 10 percent. The requirement pushed...

December 26, 2014 Largest U.S. grid seeks to pay power plants to stay on line

Buffalo News - âI think the fact they are concerned about reliability and looking at delaying plant retirements does validate what companies like îAEPî have been sayingâ about the impacts the EPAâs...

December 26, 2014 These Short-Term Fixes Could Bankrupt You In The Long Run

The Business Insider - According to the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî, the median payday loan amount is $350. The larger your paycheck, the better your odds of paying back the loan, unless you simply have too...

December 26, 2014 How Natural Health Will Change the World in 2015

Prison Planet - Whether itâs the financial repercussions facing îMonsantoî, the amazing stories of rapid natural health transformations, the numerous court rulings that have solidified health freedom across the...

December 26, 2014 Neogen acquires assets of its Chinese distributor

KFDA NewsChannel 10 - and diagnostic test kits to detect îfoodborneî îbacteriaî, natural toxins, food allergens, drug residues, plant îdiseasesî and sanitation concerns. Neogen's Animal Safety...

December 26, 2014 GLOBALES: Fitch: Cheaper Liquidity Shows Central Support for Spain Regions

Entorno Inteligente - Contact: Guilhem Costes Senior Director International Public Finance +34 93 323 8410 îFitch Ratingsî Espana. S.A.U. Paseo de Gracia, 85 08008 Barcelona Mark Brown Senior Director Fitch Wire +44...

December 26, 2014 Many Positives for 2015 HVAC Market

Contracting Business - The Occupational Health and Safety Administration, the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Energy, the îEnvironmentalî Protection Agency, and other agencies have proposed rules...

December 26, 2014 IPCC Climate experts say 2015 will be hotter than 2104

The Westside Story - As the hottest year on record 2014 draws to a close, climate experts at îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) have issued a fresh warning about the possible impacts of global warming...

December 26, 2014 WyoTech eyes lower tuition, better job placement after sale

Daytona Beach News-Journal - Corinthian also faces a lawsuit from the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî. The suit states the company lured students to take out private loans to cover expensive tuition by...

December 26, 2014 What Is a Smart Home' Most People Don't Know

The Energy Collective - Two-thirds of U.S. consumers with broadband are not very familiar with smart home services or products or where to buy them, according to a new survey. That will likely change quickly in coming years,...

December 26, 2014 Efficient Governance in a Turbulent World with Taavi Rõivas

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...

December 26, 2014 $10K Bohenko bonus ill advised

Seacoast Online - For several years now the Portsmouth City Council has been trying to find a creative way to give City Manager John Bohenko more of city taxpayersâ money than his already generous compensation package...

December 26, 2014 'Blood-based therapy may treat Ebola'

ABP NEWS - Clinical trials of îconvalescentî plasma therapy (CPT) have started in Liberia, and are due to begin soon in Guinea and Sierra Leone, Nature.com reported. If the therapy works, the approach could quickly be...

December 26, 2014 Wal-Mart gift card exchange, Honda recalls, mortgages rates

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Mortgage company îFreddie Macî said Wednesday that the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage edged up to 3.83 percent this week from 3.80 percent last week, which had been the lowest...

December 26, 2014 Responsibility matters but one solution not enough

India Infoline Ltd - Representatives from Oxford University, Indian business, civil society and government jointly explored what responsibility means; the role of business in economies and society and; how that role will be...

December 26, 2014 Geotechnical inspections pinpoint concerns at mine dams: documents

The Vancouver Sun - Warnock said the company has done that satisfactorily. In an interview, Scott Davidson, the environment and îsocial responsibilityî manager at New Afton, said the dam has been designed to...

December 26, 2014 Lab Error May Have Exposed U.S. Scientist To Ebola Virus

Neon Tommy - On Wednesday, the îCenter for Disease Controlî (CDC) said that a lab technician at the Atlanta, Ga. building, may have been exposed to the Ebola virus due to scientists accidentally transferring the virus...

December 26, 2014 Region, state top lists for job losses to China

High Point Enterprise - The report dates from 2001 because itâs the year China joined the îWorld Trade Organizationî, a move that opened the nation to greater commerce globally. The trade deficit in furniture...

December 26, 2014 India Inc includes persons with disability in growth script

The Economic Times - Companies such as Capgemini, Accenture, Mindtree, îSAPî, HCL Technologies ... says Srimathi Shivashankar -AVP diversity & îsustainabilityî. From a facility perspective, all...

December 26, 2014 Government of British Columbia: Premier's Statement on Washington's Initiative to Address Climate Change

SYS-CON Media - "Our broad-based, revenue-neutral îcarbonî tax has been a cornerstone of the ... There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce îsoftwareî that is obsolete... WebRTC...

December 26, 2014 Bankruptcy MVP: Stroock's Kris Hansen

Law 360 - âTitans of the industry are battling it out for a very valuable asset,â Hansen said. Fortress, LightSquared's largest îpreferred equityî holder, co-sponsored a Chapter 11 plan that failed to win...

December 26, 2014 Rentokil Initial Malaysia Introduces Sanitation Practices to Minimise the Risk of Food Contamination

PR.com - Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, December 11, 2014 --(PR.com)-- According to the U.S. îDepartmentî of Agriculture (USDA), global îfoodborneî illnesses cost more than US$15.6 billion each year. The Centers...

December 26, 2014 BMW to increase prices by five percent

Vancouver Desi South Asian news - New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) â German luxury automobile manufacturer BMW Group Friday announced a price increase of up to five percent across its product offerings including the Mini brand in...

December 26, 2014 Best holiday tomes: A journey into fantasy and fashion

San Francisco Gate - Thereâs something about opening the cover of a book that gives readers an invitation into a fantastic world â one that not even the best tablet screen resolution can replicate. This year,...

December 26, 2014 Changes to US M-COOL Expected Before Canada and Mexico Retaliate

thecattlesite.com - Last month the United States filed an appeal of the latest îWorld Trade Organizationî ruling that Mandatory US Country of Origin Labelling violates US international trading agreements. If the US...

December 26, 2014 REVEALED: How Nigerian Government Deny Corruption To Boost Corruption

naij.com - The $67 billion that former World Bank Africa chief, Oby Ezekwesili, accused the administrations of Mr. Jonathan, and his predecessor, Umar YarâAdua, of squandering in the foreign reserve and îExcess Crude...

December 26, 2014 Generali IS Euro Covered Bonds A Dis EUR

City Wire - The Sub-fund seeks capital appreciation through investments in quality covered bond fixed income securities denominated in Euro. The total net assets of the Sub-fund may essentially be invested in Euro denominated...

December 26, 2014 AG investigates Santander for auto lending practices

The Boston Globe - In 2013, US lenders repossessed 1.4 million cars. Santander Consumer is the most complained about auto lender in the US îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauîâs database. Borrowers have lodged...

December 26, 2014 Ex-Miami QB Kevin Olsen will try to revive career at FCS level

CollegeFootballTalk - When last we heard from Kevin Olsen, he and Miami had âparted waysâ following some off-the-field incidents. Three months later, the quarterback is looking to restart his playing career on a lower...

December 26, 2014 Redux Holdings, Inc. Announces Much Needed Change

Benzinga - Also new management wants to elaborate even further that it is only interested in îpreferred equityî deals for capitalization. Lastly, Management wants to relay that it has alternative sources of funding...

December 26, 2014 A.M. Best Briefing: A.M. Best Comments on the Impact of Falling Oil Prices on GCC Insurers

Market Watch - LONDON, Dec 23, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Despite the recent fall in oil prices and the forecast lower economic growth, most insurers rated by A.M. Best that are domiciled in the Middle East are adequately...

December 26, 2014 Family in need finds home for holidays

The Charleston Gazette - Sojournerâs, îAEPî and churches donated gifts for the children. The couple has been putting much of its money into the house. âTheyâve done a great deal for us. They really...

December 26, 2014 Christmas in the trenches:100 years of PPCLI holiday letters home

CBC - I was released from the hospital, as I was almost completely recovered from my problem. I arrived at the îconvalescentî camp in the evening and the next day, after an inspection by the doctor, they told me to...

December 26, 2014 Europe Stocks Little Changed After Rally Amid Shortened Trading

Businessweek - The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index slipped 0.1 percent to 343.61 today, with the volume of shares changing hands 77 percent below the 30-day average. Commodity producers fell the most among 19 industry...

December 26, 2014 Quincy man charged with child abduction

4 KTIV Siouxland's News channel - QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - A Quincy man was arrested and charged with child abduction, but it was his own child. It happened Friday night at 921 Kentucky Street. Sergeant Duane Long says Jason Quincy...

December 26, 2014 Kimco Staffing Services and KimstaffHR Recognized as One of Orange County's 100 Top Workplaces for Fifth Consecutive Year

Benzinga - The awards evaluate businesses of varying sizes based on 19 criteria including compensation, benefits, job satisfaction, company leadership, and îsocial responsibilityî. âWe know it takes great people...

December 26, 2014 Poision On Our Plates, Cheap Food, Expensive Healthcare

Live Trading News - GMO expert and founder of the îInstitute for Responsible Technologyî Jeffrey Smith puts it this way: âI can say with absolute confidence that there is irrefutable and overwhelming evidence...

December 26, 2014 What parents need to know about Monsanto: "By 2025 one in two children will be autistic"

Natural News - îPesticide Action Network North Americaî (PANNA) [26] Read more at Collective-Evolution.com. [10] http://people.csail.mit.edu [PDF] [11] http://people.csail.mit.edu [PDF] [12] http://www.gmoseralini.org...

December 26, 2014 Register substantial holdings and gross short positions

afm.nl - This overview shows all substantial holdings and gross short positions in issuing institutions and shares with special controlling rights. An issuing institution is: a public limited company (naamloze vennootschap)...

December 26, 2014 Metso to deliver automation technology for Hamburger Hungaria Power's new power plant in Hungary

PR Inside - Metso's cutting-edge services and solutions improve availability and reliability in minerals processing and flow control, providing îsustainableî process and profit improvements. Metso is listed on the...

December 26, 2014 Brahmaputra Infrastructure Ltd gets approval for Corporate Debt Restructuring

Equity Bulls - 2014 on Framework for Revitalizing îDistressed Assetsî in the Economy - Guidelines on Joint Lenders' Forum (JLF) and Corrective Action Plan (CAP), has been approved by the Corporate Restructuring (CDR)...

December 26, 2014 FLASHBACK 2014: Mutual Funds reach Rs 11-trillion mark; add Rs 3-trillion

Post - îHSBC Global Asset Managementî India CEO Puneet Chaddha said :"We are currently in a sweet spot wherein equity markets are expected to continue to deliver over the medium term making the segment attractive."...

December 26, 2014 Address by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

helsinkitimes.fi - On 11 November, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev delivered an address to the people of Kazakhstan regarding plans for reform. Among those plans are economic and structural...

December 26, 2014 Eileen E. Egloff (1923-2014)

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier - STRAWBERRY POINT -- Eileen Elizabeth Egloff, 91, of Strawberry Point, died Monday, Dec. 22, at Edgewood îConvalescentî Home, Edgewood. She was born Sept. 11, 1923, in Colony Township...

December 26, 2014 Stages par province - 2007/2008

acdi-cida.gc.ca - Field Assistant for Assessing water quality as an indicator of sustainability of agriculture Participatory management of urban resources-their conservation and recycling Comblé Shastri Indo-Canadian...

December 26, 2014 Life & Health Insurance

Reuters - Storebrand ASA:The rating agency Moody's says downgrades îStorebrand Bankî's long-term deposits ratings to Baa2 from Baa1.Downgrade is driven primarily by the weakened capacity of the parent group's main...

December 26, 2014 Kazakhstan: New investment climate and economic policy in action

helsinkitimes.fi - A message from the Ambassador of Kazakhstan Galymzhan Koishybayev. Since gaining its independence 23 years ago, Kazakhstan has gone through the stages of formation of the market-oriented national economy....

December 26, 2014 Oshiomhole accuses FG of mismanaging resources

Punch - âOver the past 18 months, we have not shared the îExcess Crude Accountî and yet, the account is empty ... Oshiomhole stated further that the îNigeriaîâs budgets had not performed over...

December 26, 2014 UF/IFAS PIE Center Survey Shows Floridians Have Food Safety Concerns

Southeast AGNET - Doug Archer, associate dean for research with UFâs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and a food safety expert, said îfoodborneî îdiseaseî statistics suggest ... 93 percent...

December 26, 2014 Company's Despicable Cartoon Cashes In On 14-Year-Old Being Shot

jobs.aol.com - She shares the prize with Kailash Satyarthi. Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani Teen Shot By Taliban, Speaks At îUnited Nationsî Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for promoting...

December 26, 2014 Xiaomi raising over $1 bln from investors including GIC -source

Euronews - All-Stars Investment is led by former Morgan Stanley analyst Richard Ji. GICâs investment in Xiaomi comes after Singapore state investor îTemasekî îHoldingsî Pte Ltd bought a small stake...

December 26, 2014 New $1.6bn Infrastructure Fund Launched In Angola to Offset Drop in Oil Prices

Opalesque Hedge Fund News - Angolaâs sovereign wealth fund (SWF) has launched $1.6bn African infrastructure and hotel funds to help diversify its portfolio as the slide in crude prices threatens the countryâs...

December 26, 2014 Found, the button a German soldier gave Englishman in Christmas truce: Rare artefact to go on display alongside memoir describing poignant scenes

Daily Mail - In December 1916, he fell ill and was sent to Michelham îConvalescentî Home in the south of France, where he was treated for shell shock. For his wartime service, he was awarded the 1914 Star, the British...

December 26, 2014 Tavant Technologies to Exhibit at the MBA's Annual Convention & Expo 2014

India PRwire - "We leverage our 14+ years of deep industry experience, when developing highly customized mortgage solutions - spanning sales, origination, servicing, îspecial servicingî and securitization for leading...

December 26, 2014 Alba is a Gold sponsor for MaintCon 2014

Zawya - Alba is listed on both the Bahrain Bourse and London Stock Exchange, and the company's shareholders are Bahrain îMumtalakat Holding Companyî (69.38%), SABIC Industrial Investment Company (20.62%) and the...

December 26, 2014 Mutual Funds reach Rs 11-trillion mark; add Rs 3-trillion in 2014

Financial Express - îHSBC Global Asset Managementî India CEO Puneet Chaddha said :âWe are currently in a sweet spot wherein equity markets are expected to continue to deliver over the medium term making the...

December 26, 2014 S&P nears settlement on real-estate bond ratings: WSJ

Reuters - The rating agency also faces related lawsuits by many U.S. states. Its main U.S. rivals, Moody's Investors Service and îFitch Ratingsî, do not face similar lawsuits. (Reporting by Supriya Kurane in...

December 26, 2014 SOCAR: We will lose AZN 400 mln in 2015

News - Because, these losses will be compensated by îState Oil Fundî of îAzerbaijanîâ. He also noted that Oil price decline will not influence the projects implemented by company. Financing of these...

December 26, 2014 Owning less of London: Qatar's bid for Canary Wharf Island rejected

m.albawaba.com - Qatar's improved "final offer" to buy London's landmark Canary Wharf office quarter has been rejected, its owner said Friday, seemingly putting an end to a deal. Songbird, a property firm which controls 69...

December 26, 2014 Fitch Affirms University of Texas System Short-Term Ratings at 'F1+'

Yahoo Finance - îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed the 'F1+' short-term rating on the following debt issued by The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System (UTS or the system): -- $1.250 billion authorized UTS...

December 26, 2014 Fuel and Energy - S&P lowers Saudi Arabia, Oman outlook on low oil price

Business Recorder - negative on sliding oil prices. However, the ratings agency affirmed the strong "AA-/A-1+" long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings for Riyadh over the "strong external and...

December 26, 2014 S&P Nears Settlement on Real-Estate Bond Ratings

Wall Street Journal - Meanwhile, the biggest credit-rating namesâS&P, Moodyâs and îFitch Ratingsîâso far have been untouched. Top SEC officials have hinted that the ratings industry could soon...

December 26, 2014 UPDATE: Dow ekes out gain for its 37th record of 2014

news.morningstar.com - Investors wrapped up the trading day early, with both the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî closing at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. The markets will remain closed Thursday for...

December 26, 2014 Almost All U.S. Nuclear Plants Require Life Extension Past 60 Years to Operate Beyond 2050

The Energy Collective - Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Note: Graph does not include planned nuclear additions but does include scheduled retirements. When nuclear...

December 26, 2014 US weekly electricity production data shows strength

Yahoo Finance - some of the largest power companies in the US are Duke Energy (DUK), îAmerican Electric Powerî Company (îAEPî), Southern Company (SO), and Exelon Corporation (EXC). The Utilities Select...

December 26, 2014 Dec. 26 letters to the editor

Statesman Journal - While the Dec. 18 Statesman Journal article, âGMO labeling opponents contributing to candidates, PACsâ is troubling, in particular I want to call out a statement regarding the...

December 26, 2014 Shri Ram College of Commerce presents SRMUN 2015

htcampus.com - Shri Ram Model îUnited Nationsî is proud to announce its collaboration with MUNIT 2015 which is one of the best MUNs of France! History and Political Science Society of Shri Ram College of Commerce...

December 26, 2014 AMISOM Condemns Attack on its Halane Base Camp in Mogadishu

Mareeg - AMISOM has regained control of the Halane base camp and restored normalcy. All African Union (AU) and îUnited Nationsî (UN) personnel in the base camp are safe and secure. The Special Representative of the AU...

December 26, 2014 A.M. Best Removes From Under Review and Affirms Ratings of Schweizerische National-Versicherungs-Gesellschaft AG

Rock Hill Herald - LONDON â A.M. Best has removed from under review with positive implications and affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating of âa-â of Schweizerische...

December 26, 2014 Fumbling Justice for Kenya

New York Times - Kenyans must learn that they need to take greater responsibility for their own affairs by pursuing demands for more government îaccountabilityî within their own institutions. The problems caused by...

December 26, 2014 People moves: AMP Capital reshuffles infrastructure team

Investment Pensions Europe - Finlandâs îIlmarinenî now separates China equity holdings (A and H-shares), in its reports, and Denmarkâs AP Pension has boosted its China equity exposure to 5%, although it...

December 26, 2014 The Office of Internal Audit and Investigations (OIAI)

UNICEF - UNICEF is subject to external audit exclusively by the îUnited Nationsî Board of Auditors (UNBoA) in accordance with the UNICEF Financial Regulations, established by the UNICEF Executive Board. While the...

December 26, 2014 ANSI Board Names Volunteer Leaders for 2015

WLOX 13 - NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Board of Directors has announced its new members and officers for the term beginning January 1, 2015. Kevan Lawlor,...

December 26, 2014 Times Topic: Sudan

New York Times - Once the worldâs largest peacekeeping operation, with 20,000 blue-helmeted soldiers on the ground, the îUnited Nationsî force in Sudanâs Darfur region has already been trimmed by 4,000...

December 26, 2014 Are there too many appraisers'

Housing Wire - After the financial crisis, housing regulators worked to prevent banks and other interested parties from pressuring real estate appraiser to inflate valuations. The only problem is, it might not have worked. Per...

December 26, 2014 Credit Agricole Egypt : Fitch upgrades CIB, NBE rating; affirms Credit Agricole

4 Traders - Arab Finance: îFitch Ratingsî has upgraded the Long-term Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) of National Bank of Egypt SAE (NBE) and Egypt-based Commercial International Bank (CIB) (COMI) to 'B' from 'B-' with...

December 26, 2014 South Africa's rand pauses ahead of rating decisions

sabc.co.za - The local unit fell to a fresh six-year low on Thursday, with some analysts betting the currency will weaken further as Fitch and îStandard and Poor'sî release credit reports later in the session. Yields...

December 26, 2014 New Baltimore chief liquor inspector approved over Pratt's objections

The Baltimore Sun - Baltimore City board picks former cop as chief liquor inspector. Baltimore Comptroller Pratt warns of âdouble dippingâ in hiring new chief liquor inspector. Baltimore's spending panel on Wednesday...

December 26, 2014 Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

topix.com - "The purch... )--îFitch Ratingsî has assigned the following rating for the following Forsyth County, North Carolina bonds: --$92 million general obligation refunding bonds seri... )--Re: Granite Master...

December 26, 2014 Mid cap stocks that gave 200% returns in 2014

goodreturns.in - îMonsantoî India closed the day at Rs 248 on Jan 2, 2014. The stock price has rallied nearly two and half times since then and is currently quoting at Rs 2743. îMonsantoî India is a...

December 26, 2014 Fitch Affirms 3 Classes of Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Trust 2011-2

Bloomberg - Fitch Affirms 3 Classes of Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Trust 2011-2 Business Wire NEW YORK -- December 23, 2014 îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed three classes of the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Trust 2011-2...

December 26, 2014 Ningxia plans overseas bond sale

The Taipei Times - China earlier this year passed legal amendments lifting a ban on direct bond sales by local governments, which are grappling with liabilities îFitch Ratingsî Ltd estimates at 30 percent of GDP....

December 26, 2014 Ukraine, Pro-Russia Rebels Make Little Progress in Talks to End Fighting

Wall Street Journal - according to a îUnited Nationsî report. The crucial goals of the talks have been to cement a lasting cease-fire by agreeing on a withdrawal of heavy weaponry from the fighting zone and a...

December 26, 2014 Sudanese government expels two senior UNPD officials

presstv.com - Media outlets identified the officials as UN Resident Coordinator at the îUnited Nationsî Development Program (UNDP) Ali al-Za'tari and Yvonne Helle, the UNDP's country director in Sudan. The reason for...

December 26, 2014 China external debt at 894.8 bln USD by September

China - The amount does not include the outstanding external debt of the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions or that of Taiwan, the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî (SAFE) said in a statement...

December 26, 2014 Royal Dutch Shell A : A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Noble Assurance Company

4 Traders - A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A+ (Superior) and the issuer credit rating of âaa-â of Noble Assurance Company (Noble) (Burlington, VT). The outlook for both ratings is stable. The...

December 26, 2014 Engineering Chestnut Trees' Biotechnology Takes a Walk in the Woods

Truth Out - Vermont, where I live, recently passed the nation's first GMO labeling law. îMonsantoî is now suing the state (via the Grocery Manufacturers Association). Several other states - Oregon, California,...

December 26, 2014 'Investment risk not unique to taxi apps'

Times of India - E-commerce is in India for a long play, says îTemasekî îHoldingsî, the world's ninth-biggest sovereign wealth fund with $178 billion of assets. The Singapore-based fund, which has invested...

December 26, 2014 Xiaomi raising over US$1bil from investors including GIC

The Star Online - All-Stars Investment is led by former Morgan Stanley analyst Richard Ji. GIC's investment in Xiaomi comes after Singapore state investor îTemasekî îHoldingsî Pte Ltd bought a small stake...

December 26, 2014 Amanpour: The 3 big stories of 2014

CNN - More than 200,000 people have now been killed, while the îUnited Nationsî says there are now more than 3.2 million registered refugees. And this year, there was the horrible evidence of al-Assad's torture and...

December 26, 2014 Fitch Cuts Venezuela Banks on Economy, Oil Prices and Compulsory Loans

Latin American Herald Tribune - --Banco Nacional de Credito C.A. (BNC). These rating actions follow the downgrade of Venezuela's IDRs to 'CCC' from 'B'. International ratings have been downgraded in line with the sovereign. As...

December 26, 2014 UBS Raises Flag on $1 Trillion Overseas Debt Pile

News Max - While lending to Chinese firms with letters of credit shields the cityâs banks from corporate risks, this has left them exposed to Chinaâs financial system, said Sabine Bauer, an analyst at îFitch...

December 26, 2014 People & Planet Award Winners: 3 Small Businesses Honored Empowering Workers In Developing Nations, Conflict Zones

investorideas.com - Alisa Gravitz, president of îGreen Americaî said: "These 'People & Planet' award winners ... for worker empowerment because it recognizes the incredible work our partner...

December 26, 2014 Fitch Downgrades Bethune-Cookman University, FL's Revs to 'A-'; Outlook Stable

Rock Hill Herald - NEW YORK â îFitch Ratingsî has downgraded the rating to 'A-' from 'A+' on approximately $20.8 million Higher Educational Facilities Financing Authority (HEFFA), FL revenue bonds issued on...

December 26, 2014 Oman's Bank Dhofar to raise capital, issue debt

Emirates247 - In August, îFitch Ratingsî upgraded Bank Dhofarâs Viability Rating (VR) to 'BB+' from âBBâ and also affirmed the bankâs Long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'BBB+'. The...

December 26, 2014 Audit: Bonus payments inconsistent: Report states agencies differed in evaluation, period covered

Guampdn - The audit, from the Office of Public îAccountabilityî, also uncovered that bonuses totaling $11,862 were awarded to three government employees who did not receive the highest rating on evaluations....

December 26, 2014 E.P.A. Wrestles With Role of Nuclear Plants in Carbon Emission Rules

Source: NY Times

The agency is trying to complete a rule governing carbon emissions from power plants, and among the most complicated and contentious issues is how to treat existing nuclear power plants. Many of them are threatened with shutdowns...

December 26, 2014 2015: the year businesses recognize that climate change is real

theguardian.com - She previously served as îCSRwireîâs editorial director. This piece is part of the values-led business hub, which is funded by SC Johnson. All content is editorially independent except for...

December 26, 2014 The 5 most important developments in climate change in 2014

Source: The Week

This year may go down as one of the more consequential years for action to prevent the worst effects of climate change. I have written in the past about why fighting climate change is proving to be such a challenge, but an...

December 26, 2014 Oil Rises as Fighting Intensifies Around Libya’s Biggest Port

Source: Bloomberg

Oil traded above $60 a barrel amid concern about Libyan supply after government forces struck Islamist militias close to the nation’s largest terminal at Es Sider.

December 26, 2014 Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Source: CNN Money

Stocks were poised to start trading slightly higher Friday as investors returned from the holiday break. Here are the 4 things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York

December 26, 2014 Yen Approaches Seven-Year Low as Inflation Slows; Euro Declines

Source: Bloomberg

The yen dropped toward a seven-year low against the dollar after Japan’s consumer-price inflation slowed for a fourth month and industrial production unexpectedly shrank. The yen fell versus 11 of its 16 major counterparts as the...

December 26, 2014 Executive Compensation Continues to be a Hot Button Compliance Issue for Charitable Organizations

Source: JD Supra

Over the last decade, the IRS has assumed a broader role in the governance of tax-exempt organizations and embraced the view that transparency leads to tax compliance. Nowhere is the IRS s approach more evident than in the area...

December 26, 2014 Sustainable finance: the top 5 stories of 2014

Source: The Guardian

This year’s top stories on our finance hub featured crowdfunding, investing in renewable energy and buying out the US coal industry for $50bn

December 26, 2014 The Secret Side of Business Sustainability

Source: Triple Pundit

When it comes to making your business sustainable, there are a few different definitions. It could refer to long-term financial sustainability, or even cultural and social sustainability. But here, we refer to a business’s...

December 26, 2014 U.S. minimum wage hikes to affect 1,400-plus Walmart stores

Source: Reuters

Minimum wage increases across the United States will prompt Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) to adjust base salaries at 1,434 stores, impacting about a third of its U.S. locations, according to an internal memo reviewed by Reuters

December 26, 2014 U.S. GDP Grows At 5 Percent In Q3 2014, Best Of The Recovery

Source: Seeking Alpha

The US economy grew at a 5 percent annual rate in Q3 2014, the fastest rate of the recovery, according to the third estimate released this week by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. That is an upward revision from the 3.9 percent...

December 26, 2014 JPMorgan Chase report to outline improved controls: Activist

The Economic Times - The report could add pressure on other banks to show tangible changes to policies after a slew of scandals tainted the industry, according to the activist, Seamus Finn, chair of the board of the...

December 26, 2014 Drought, Heat and Ice: 2015 Could Be Tipping Point on Climate

Source: NBC News

With 2014 looking like it will go down as the warmest year globally on record, climate scientists now wonder whether 2015 will be the year nations finally take significant steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

December 26, 2014 Natural gas falls to 27-month low on supply drop below forecasts

Source: Dallas News

Natural gas futures slid in New York to the lowest level since September 2012 after a government report showed U.S. inventories fell last week by less than forecast.

December 26, 2014 Hawaii takes small steps on $20B retiree liability

Charlotte Observer - HONOLULU Hawaii is taking small steps toward paying off its $20 billion unfunded liability for retiree pensions and health benefits. Actuaries say the state has $8.6 billion less than it should have to pay...

December 26, 2014 America's Best And Worst Banks 2015

Source: Forbes

After surviving the global financial crisis that nearly crippled the banking system, the biggest banks have bounced back with strong profits and improved asset quality in recent quarters. U.S. banks and thrifts generated $40.2...

December 26, 2014 Fannie And Freddie: Current Plans Could Affect Iowa Pensions

Seeking Alpha - For investors in the îIowa Public Employees' Retirement Systemî (IPERS), this should be a primary concern. In the most recent Annual Report, the system reports to holding more than $1 billion in GSE...

December 26, 2014 Top 10 sustainability campaigns of 2014

Source: The Guardian

Pressuring Lego to part ways with Shell, putting a stop to the gendered marketing of toys and fighting for the survival of bees: these are the 10 campaigns that have taken 2014 by storm

December 26, 2014 Norway To Assess Fossil Fuel Assets Case-By-Case

CleanTechnica - Norwayâs $870 billion sovereign wealth fund announced the findings of a government commission Wednesday of its current coal, oil, and gas investments, stating that the most harmful of these climate offenders...

December 25, 2014 Ebola Update: Assessment From Africa

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...

December 25, 2014 Holiday cookbooks for the food lover on your list

Oshkosh Hub - In the kitchen: The Pollan sisters are home cooks. (Their brother, food writer îMichael Pollanî, wrote the foreword; actress Tracy is married to actor Michael J. Fox.) In the kitchen: The French pastry...

December 25, 2014 Investment strategies examined for Sovereign Wealth Funds

Dubai Chronicle - Research and Markets has announced the addition of the âSovereign Wealth Funds: Investment Strategiesâ report to their offering. This new reference report from Highworth Research provides a useful...

December 25, 2014 MGM Stock Price - MGM Resorts International - (MGM)

bidnessetc.com - Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMT (www.îcsrwireî.com) One Reason MGM Resorts (MGM) Stock Is Slumping TodayWed, 17 Dec 2014 15:56:15 GMT (www.thestreet.com) Why MGM Resorts, Covanta Holding and FedEx Are 3...

December 25, 2014 Watch: Ferguson officer speaks to ABC: 'I know I did my job right'

KATU - FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says he couldn't have done anything differently in his confrontation with Michael Brown to have prevented the 18-year-old's shooting death. Wilson made his first...

December 25, 2014 Nowotny warns of 'massive' economic weakness

Reuters - His remarks came days after Standard & Poor's cut Italy's sovereign credit rating to one notch above junk, saying weak growth and poor competitiveness undermined the îsustainabilityî of its huge public...

December 25, 2014 Rescue with Renewable Energy

The New Indian Express - All this happened amid warnings from the îintergovernmental panel on climate changeî that 2014 was the hottest year on record. Scientists relate extreme weather events such as typhoons,...

December 25, 2014 Eileen Egloff

Telegraph Herald - LAMONT, Iowa -- Eileen Egloff, 91, of Lamont, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at the Edgewood îConvalescentî Home in Edgewood, IA. Services will be at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, St. Mary's...

December 25, 2014 Blackstone: Reiterating My Strong Buy Rating

Seeking Alpha - In November, BX said it approached investors about a new type of private equity fund dubbed "core." The primary difference between BX's new core private equity fund and its traditional private equity funds will be...

December 25, 2014 Three reasons why Europe is the place to invest next year

Market Watch - Not all investment banks keep targets for the benchmark îStoxxî Europe 600 index SXXP, -0.08% But by pulling together data from their year-end outlooks, a picture emerges: The lackluster showing by the...

December 25, 2014 Exclusive - Tony James looks beyond Blackstone, would consider top job in U.S. government

Reuters - James, 63, has not disclosed when or whether he will step down from being president and chief operating officer at the firm. The sources stressed that senior Blackstone executives see him as fully committed to his...

December 25, 2014 Governor seeks study of big Kansas pension changes

KCTV5 News - Brownback said last week that he is working on proposals to improve the long-term financial health of the îKansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî. His comments followed bipartisan criticism of his...

December 25, 2014 Link between food security and climate underlined in Lima

unmultimedia.org - The link between climate change and its impact on the ability of the world to feed itself is being underlined at a UN conference taking place in Peru. The international community is meeting in Lima to discuss...

December 25, 2014 European stocks higher, but Nutreco hurt after deal breaks down

stream.marketwatch.com - The îStoxxî Europe 600 picked up 0.6% to end at 344.06, led by industrial, consumer staples and discretionary shares. Oil and gas stocks gained as oil prices edged higher. But as oil prices...

December 25, 2014 6 Ways To Play The 'Harvesting Super-Cycle'

Benzinga - On December 15, investment bank Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) issued a research note titled "Cash In On the Harvesting Super-Cycle," initiating coverage on six U.S. publicly traded private equity firms. These firms...

December 25, 2014 Dear EarthTalk: Congress and Global Warming

thetimesweekly.com - One of the chief doubters in the U.S. House of Representatives is Texas Republican John Carter, who reports on his website that the United Nationsâ îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate...

December 25, 2014 Ebola raises profile of blood-based therapy

Nature - Clinical trials of îconvalescentî plasma therapy (CPT) have started in the past few weeks in Liberia, and are due to begin soon in Guinea and Sierra Leone. If the therapy saves lives, the approach could...

December 25, 2014 Borneo Orangutan Dies with 40 Pellets in Her Body

Discovery Communications - An orangutan has died after being found on a palm oil plantation in Borneo with 40 air-rifle pellets in her body, an animal protection group said Friday. Play Video Why Endangered Species Are Doomed New...

December 25, 2014 New-Home Sales in U.S. Unexpectedly Fall to Four-Month Low

Bloomberg - The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage was 3.80 percent in the week ended Dec. 18, according to îFreddie Macî in McLean, Virginia. Thatâs the lowest level since then-Fed Chair Ben Bernanke...

December 25, 2014 UK pension deficit rises to 221 bln pounds in Nov- data

Reuters - The total assets under management of 6,057 schemes tracked by the PPF index were 1,233 billion pounds, while liabilities stood at 1,454 billion pounds. The funding ratio stood at 84.8 percent and 4,781 schemes were in...

December 25, 2014 European stocks rise as oil shares gain; Afren rallies

news.morningstar.com - The îStoxxî Europe 600 rose 0.8% to 342.90, with Afren PLC the best performer as it surged 16%. The oil exploration and production company said Monday it received a "highly preliminary approach"...

December 25, 2014 Israeli government proposes law defining nation-state of Jewish people

Liberal Democrat Voice - The Guardian reported this on Sunday: A controversial bill that officially defines Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people has been approved by cabinet despite warnings that the move risks...

December 25, 2014 USDA and Ad Council Launch PSAs to Help Families Protect Themselves from Foodborne Illness this Thanksgiving - KCTV5

KCTV5 News - In an effort to help protect Americans from foodborne illness during the Thanksgiving season and throughout the year, the Ad Council is partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s îFood Safety...

December 25, 2014 Fed's Patience Puts Bulls In A Hurry

Seeking Alpha - the dynamics of Wall Street analysts' consensus earnings estimates and recent revisions (up or down), quality and îsustainabilityî of reported earnings (forensic accounting), and various return ratios....

December 25, 2014 One-VA Technical Reference Model v14.12

va.gov - Description: International Standards Organization (ISO) 15000-3:2004 defines the requirements for electronic business eXtensible Markup Language (îebXML) Registryî information model specification (ebRIM). The...

December 25, 2014 Human pressures on soil resources reach "critical limits"

unmultimedia.org - Human pressures on soil resources are reaching "critical limits", according to a senior official of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The warning comes on the first observance of World Soil Day on...

December 25, 2014 KYOCERA Receives Environment Minister's Award in Japan for Record 5th Consecutive Year

Benzinga - Kyocera was founded 55 years ago with a philosophy of âharmonious coexistenceâ and a commitment to îsocial responsibilityî and environmental protection. The company is working to achieve the...

December 25, 2014 Rich nations must fund stabilization of climate: IPCC chief

Economic Times - At a time when the developing world is worried over the rich nationsâ reluctance to contribute to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the chairman of the UNâs îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate...

December 25, 2014 World Soil Day: Remember, Remember The 5th Of December

Travelers Today - Remember, remember the 5 th of December! December 5 th is declared as the World Soil Day. This day is a great time and opportunity to celebrate this very important non-renewable resource of the planet. It is one...

December 25, 2014 Hasbro Elects Michael Burns to Board of Directors

NASDAQ - 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 safe...

December 25, 2014 Investors call for Standard Chartered to plan for life after Sands

Reuters - After eight years, Sands is one of the longest serving CEOs at a major global bank. But a series of problems in the last two years and a rise in bad debts have raised questions about his ability to steer the bank...

December 25, 2014 UPDATE: When do markets close on Christmas Eve'

Morning Star - Both the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî close at 1 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday and will reopen on Friday for a normal trading day. The Securities Industry and Financial Markets...

December 25, 2014 TransCanada 2014 Investor Day Event to Be Webcast

istock Analyst - CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Nov. 17, 2014) - TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) will host its annual Investor Day on Wednesday, November 19 in Toronto. Members of TransCanada's senior...

December 25, 2014 How Afghans Feel About the Direction of Their Country

defenseone.com - Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a regular contributor to Defense One. Lemmon is also a senior fellow at the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî and the author of The Dressmaker of Khair Khana. Full Bio In its...

December 25, 2014 Fitch Takes Various Actions on HFF's Commercial Servicer Ratings

Benzinga - Fitch's loan level special servicer rating is assigned to special servicers that typically have smaller, specialized staff and portfolios or workout volumes that do not require the staff and technology infrastructure...

December 25, 2014 Improving Health Through Smarter Cities

Med India - World health, environmental, behavioural and social science experts launched a major new interdisciplinary scientific collaboration aiming to empower planners and policy-makers to achieve better health for billions of...

December 25, 2014 AIY on New York Consolidated

Reuters - Mr. Elliot Stein, Jr., is an Lead Independent Director of îApollo Investmentî Corp. Mr. Stein became a Director of îApollo Investmentî Corporation in March 2004 and currently serves as Lead...

December 25, 2014 Canadian Solar Completes the Sale of Three Solar Power Plants to TransCanada

KCTV5 News - GUELPH, Ontario, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that its wholly owned...

December 25, 2014 Structure/Function and Other Claim Notifications: an Achilles Heel for Industry

Natural Products Insider - Labeling and Dietary Supplements (HFS-810), îCenter for Food Safety and Applied Nutritionî, Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740, that it has...

December 25, 2014 Powerhouse vegetables and fruits for your healthy menu choices

New TechMedia - Dec. 7, 2014 â Senior citizens who want to eat healthy, and most do, should probably put more emphasis on eating watercress. It was ranked number one among 41 âpowerhouseâ fruits and vegetables...

December 25, 2014 Fw: Protecting Gorillas in Congo

groups.yahoo.com - îConservation Internationalî aharlib@earthlink.net Having trouble viewing this email' Click here to view it online. Dear Amy, Across the continent, gorillas, Across the continent, gorillas, bonobos,...

December 25, 2014 Adidas wins key victory in knitted shoe wrangle

knittingtradejournal.com - Munich - Adidas has secured a crucial victory in its ongoing patent battle with rival Nike over the specific knitting techniques used in the latters Flyknit construction and Adidasâs Primeknit...

December 25, 2014 Norway oil fund lifts investment ban on Dongfeng

Opalesque Hedge Fund News - Norwayâs $860 billion oil fund has lifted its investment ban on Dongfeng Motor Group Co and will no longer keep Randgold Resources Ltd. on observation for possible exclusion, the finance ministry...

December 25, 2014 UPDATE: French stocks slip, U.K. gains ahead of Christmas break

Morning Star - The U.K.'s FTSE 100 closed 0.2% higher, helped by a 7.7% jump in Smith & Nephew shares. France's CAC 40 ended down 0.5%. The îStoxxî Europe 600 was off 0.1%. Other main markets in Europe were...

December 25, 2014 15 Biggest Donations of 2014

Think Advisor - Fred Eshelman, who became wealthy developing medications, donated $100 million to the pharmacy school at the University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill last week, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy. So...

December 25, 2014 Canadian Pension Funds To Invest In Renewables To The Tune Of $2 Billion

CleanTechnica - Such a decision, according to a Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî analysis from August of this year, would globally cost upwards of $5 trillion. This is not to say that investors are not taking an...

December 25, 2014 NIST releases draft guidance on sharing cyberattack info

Fierce Health IT - Healthcare providers can help one another when it comes to cyberattacks by sharing information during and after an attack, and the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî (NIST) has created...

December 25, 2014 SL Green Signs Leases Totaling 191,000 Square Feet at 125 Park Avenue

Bloomberg - This included ownership interests in 28.0 million square feet of commercial buildings and debt and îpreferred equityî investments secured by 16.1 million square feet of buildings. In addition to its...

December 25, 2014 Richard Wayne Wolfingbarger

highlandcountypress.com - the son of the late George and Mary (Thomas) Wolfingbarger. Mr. Wolfingbarger worked as a deck hand for 15 years at îAEPî before he retired. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy...

December 25, 2014 Finally Argentina will have a US ambassador: he never visited the country or speaks Spanish

MercoPress - The United States Senate confirmed soap opera producer Colleen Bell to be the next U.S. ambassador to Hungary and political consultant Noah Mamet to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Argentina on Tuesday. Neither of the...

December 25, 2014 Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo hospitalized

Click On Detroit - Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo has been hospitalized to treat a heart condition, a spokeswoman said Sunday. "He is in good spirits and thanks everyone for their support and best wishes," a spokeswoman for New...

December 25, 2014 USDA and Ad Council Launch PSAs to Help Families Protect Themselves from Foodborne Illness this Thanksgiving - FOX Carolina 21

FOX Carolina - In an effort to help protect Americans from foodborne illness during the Thanksgiving season and throughout the year, the Ad Council is partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s îFood Safety...

December 25, 2014 Generation capacities in the US are evolving towards clean energy

Yahoo Finance - In September 2014, Ohio had the highest retiring capacity in the US. îAmerican Electric Powerî Company (îAEPî) and First Energy (FE) are major power companies that operate in Ohio. In 2014,...

December 25, 2014 Improving health through smarter cities: Debut of a major new global science collaboration

Science Codex - Aiming to empower planners and policy-makers to achieve better health for billions of people living in fast-growing urban areas, world health, environmental, behavioural and social science experts today launched a...

December 25, 2014 Asian Financial Forum 2015 to Focus on Sustainable Growth

ACN Newswire - Hong Kong, Dec 8, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - A highlight in the international financial calendar, the annual Asian Financial Forum (AFF) 2015 in Hong Kong on 19-20 January will bring together government, finance and...

December 25, 2014 NZ Super Fund invests US$60M in LanzaTech, taking 17% stake

Scoop - Dec. 8 (BusinessDesk) - The îNew Zealand Superannuation Fundî has invested US$60 million in LanzaTech, taking a 17 percent stake, in what may be the gas fermentation company's last capital raising before...

December 25, 2014 OPEC's strategy: short-term pain for long-term gain

Azer News - who is co-director of the îInstitute for the Analysis of Global Securityî (IAGS) told Trend Dec. 3. âOne can thus expect oil prices to rise quite significantly within the next two years,â she...

December 25, 2014 A.M. Best Withdraws Ratings of Certain OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. Indirect Subsidiaries

TMCnet.com - A.M. Best has withdrawn the financial strength rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of "a" of OneBeacon Insurance Company, One Beacon America Insurance Company and The Employers' Fire...

December 25, 2014 China Services Trade Gap Widens In November

Realtime Business News - China's foreign service trade deficit widened in November, figures from the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî showed Tuesday. The service trade deficit increased to $20.8 billion in...

December 25, 2014 FMA boss says corporate governance in NZ could be better

Share Chat - The FMA is not the only one concerned about corporate governance. The îNew Zealand Superannuation Fundî has helped set up an informal forum of institutional investors to push for better corporate...

December 25, 2014 How to support democracy efforts

Washington Post - As services improve and users demand better îaccountabilityî from officials, the ends of democracy and governance programs may then be achieved indirectly. George Guess, Potomac > 2553

December 25, 2014 UN designates 2015 International Year of Light

unmultimedia.org - 2015 has been designated by the îUnited Nationsî as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL). The Year will kick off with opening ceremonies to be held at the UNESCO...

December 25, 2014 Abbott axes GP co-payment proposal

SBS - îAustralianî Greens health spokesperson Richard Di Natale also ... "We are disappointed that the funds will be directed to the Medical Research îFuture Fundî because it will lead to fewer private...

December 25, 2014 Stages par province - 2008/2009

acdi-cida.gc.ca - Stage Statut Organisation Program Assistant/Life-skills Training Officer Comblé Ghost River Rediscovery Society Water for Life Intern Comblé Samaritan's Purse Canada Water for Life...

December 25, 2014 Wall Street Comes out Strong in Midterm Elections

Moyers & Company - No runoff will be needed to declare one unambiguous winner in this monthâs gubernatorial elections: the financial services industry. From Illinois to Massachusetts, voters effectively placed more than...

December 25, 2014 Former Detroit Treasurer and Two Others Convicted of Pension Fraud

The Wall Street Journal - A former treasurer for the city of Detroit â along with two other former city pension officials â were convicted Monday of conspiring to defraud retirees by trading lucrative investment deals...

December 25, 2014 Kazakhstan calls for canceling state regulation of oil transit tariffs

ÐТÐР-ТÐСС - The issue of cancelling state regulation of tariffs on the transportation of oil intended for exports and its transit via Kazakhstan was raised by chief...

December 25, 2014 Top 10 U.S. Schools With the Most Well Paid Education Graduates

University Herald - The world will always need teachers, even though it can be a thankless job that does not pay well. Education remains one of the most popular college majors in the U.S., yet College Factual ranks it among the...

December 25, 2014 Credit Raters Seen Bending Own Rules, Says SEC

Financial Advisor Magazine - The report refers to the raters as either larger firms, such as McGraw Hill Financial Inc.âs Standard & Poorâs, Moodyâs Corp.âs Moodyâs Investors Service and...

December 25, 2014 Juanita Elizabeth McConnell-Cox

Pal-item.com - In 1987, she retired from Oak Ridge îConvalescentî Center as a Qualified Medical Assistant. She was an active member at Christ Connections (formerly Christ Tabernacle) where she taught Sunday school for...

December 25, 2014 9 Food Poisoning Myths

WebMD - nutrition director for the îNational Center for Food Safety and Technologyî. MYTH: As long as you cook eggs, they're safe to eat. REALITY: You can safely enjoy your eggs over easy, but not sunny-side up. > 2553

December 25, 2014 Country unlikely to cut maternal deaths by 2015

Times of India - Nagpur: One of the eight millennium development goals the îUnited Nationsî has chalked out for achieving by 2015 is improving maternal mortality and providing universal access to reproductive health....

December 25, 2014 S&P lowers Saudi, Oman outlook on low oil price

Al Arabiya News - îStandard and Poorâsî has lowered the outlook for the worldâs top oil exporter Saudi Arabia to stable from positive and its Gulf partner Oman to negative on sliding oil prices. However,...

December 25, 2014 ICD to up Dubai Aerospace stake in asset shuffle

MENAFN - ICD is already the majority shareholder of DAE, holding 55 percent, and it was hoping to acquire the stake currently held by îIstithmarî World, Khalifa al-Daboos, deputy CEO of ICD and managing director of...

December 25, 2014 Sports review of 2014: November

Sporting Life - England were dealt another savage injury blow with the news that Joe Launchbury will miss the entire îQBEî series of autumn internationals with a neck problem. 3 Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez was...

December 25, 2014 Sony broadly releases 'The Interview' in reversal of plans

news.morningstar.com - Kim Song, a North Korean diplomat to the îUnited Nationsî, condemned the release, calling the movie an "unpardonable mockery of our sovereignty and dignity of our supreme leader." But Kim said...

December 25, 2014 NFL Week 13 Picks Against The Spread 2014: Predictions And Updated Las Vegas Odds For Every Game ATS

International Business Times - Several games on the Week 13 schedule will have a significant impact on the playoff picture, as eight contests feature two teams that lead their division or are no more than one game out of a...

December 25, 2014 Bank debt won't deter Caesars' Ch. 11 plan for unit

The Deal Pipeline - Under the restructuring plan, the first-lien noteholders will have the right to backstop the issuance of $300 million in convertible îpreferred equityî securities in exchange for an undisclosed...

December 25, 2014 Fitch Rates Texas Southmost College District's Ser 2014 A&B Ltd Tax Rfdg Bonds 'AA-'

istock Analyst - Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' rating to the following Texas Southmost College District, Texas (TSC or the district) limited tax bonds: --$30.2 million limited tax refunding bonds series 2014A; --$2.9 million...

December 25, 2014 Ferguson protests around U.S. clog streets

Click On Detroit - From New York to Los Angeles and dozens and dozens of cities in between, protesters flooded the streets to denounce a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson. A day...

December 25, 2014 $1 spent on state government tech saves $3.50, study finds

Computer World - It points, for instance, to the establishment of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications in 2006 and the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî in 2011, among others, as examples of this trend....

December 25, 2014 Walnut Creek Business Named Among Most 'Community-Minded' in America

Patch - Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2014, CSAA Insurance Group is rated A+ by A.M. Best and is one of the top 20 personal lines property casualty insurance groups in the United States according to the îNational...

December 25, 2014 Heavens considers run for state treasurer

Telegraph Herald - DYERSVILLE, Iowa -- Dyersville Mayor Jim Heavens is "actively considering" a run for the Republican nomination for treasurer of the state of Iowa. An official announcement has been planned for 3 p.m. Monday,...

December 25, 2014 Alba on track for strong year end finish

SteelGuru - The Alba board comprises six directors appointed by Bahrain îMumtalakat Holding Companyî, which in addition to Mr Shaikh Daij include Mr Yousif Abdulla Taqi, Mr Osama Mohammed Al Arrayedh, Mr Fahad Nasser...

December 25, 2014 China's Nov. service trade deficit rises

Eastday English - BEIJING, Dec.24 (Xinhua) -- China's foreign service trade deficit widened slightly in November, the latest data from the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî (SAFE) showed. China saw a deficit...

December 25, 2014 A.M. Best Comments on Ratings of Blue Shield of California and Its Subsidiary Following Acquisition Announcement

Insurance News Net - Blue Shield is expected to fund the purchase of Care1st through cash and investments. The immediate financial impact of the transaction on Blue Shield is expected to be offset by its ability to add to its...

December 25, 2014 Retirement Community Residents Make Impact During Holiday Season

University Chronicle - Residents at Abernethy Laurels, a îNorth Carolina Retirementî Community, recently showed their generous spirit by donating to a local soup kitchen and providing holiday gifts to boys and girls...

December 25, 2014 SOCAR: We will lose AZN 400 mln in 2015

News - Because, these losses will be compensated by îState Oil Fundî of îAzerbaijanîâ. He also noted that Oil price decline will not influence the projects implemented by company. Financing of these...

December 25, 2014 Tears and a no-show in cheating trial for APS educators

MS News Now - December direct deposit payments to retirees and benefit recipients of the îPublic Employees' Retirement System of Mississippiî (PERS) were delayed due to someone in their office making a processing...

December 25, 2014 A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of ACMAT Corporation and ACSTAR Insurance Company

Investors Business Daily - OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A.M. Best has affirmed the issuer credit rating (ICR) of âbbb+â of ACMAT Corporation (ACMAT) (Farmington, CT)(Pink Sheets:ACMTA). A.M. Best also has affirmed...

December 25, 2014 T Mobile us : rs to get refunds

4 Traders - The settlement with T-Mobile came two days after another federal regulator, the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî, sued rival Sprint Corp. for alleged cellphone cramming. The CFPB is seeking an...

December 25, 2014 N.H. Supreme Court: Legislature justified in increasing pension system contributions by employees

Concord Monitor - The Legislature was justified in 2011 when it increased the amount of money government employees have to pay into the New Hampshire Retirement System for their pensions, the New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled...

December 25, 2014 Community Banks Adding Prepaid Products Face New Imperatives

jdsupra.com - It has been well-known in banking compliance law that the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî (âCFPBâ) has been planning to issue substantial consumer protection rules with respect to...

December 25, 2014 Berkeley's Mandy Aftel, the sultana of scent, uncovers its many secrets in her book, 'Fragant'

Paradise Post - There are these wonderful marvels in plain sight that people don't always see." Inspired in part by îMichael Pollanî's best-selling "The Botany of Desire," Aftel structured "Fragrant" around five...

December 25, 2014 Pulling The Princes From Their Thrones

crooksandliars.com - Check. Breaking up the biggest banks' Check. Strong oversight of the big banks provided by agencies like the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî' Check. Expanding Social Security benefits'...

December 25, 2014 Flipkart raises $700 million in fresh round of funding

The Indian Express - The latest round of funding was led by new investors îQatar Investment Authorityî, Baillie Gifford, Greenoaks Capital, Steadview Capital and T Rowe Price Associates, along with existing investors...

December 25, 2014 China revises up size of economy in 2013 by 3.4%

The Economic Times - The îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî (SAFE) also sharply revised down the country's capital and financial account deficit for July-September, to $9 billion from $81.6 billion. > 2553

December 25, 2014 In Southwest, New Immigration Policies Bring Frustration From All Sides

KQED - "That does not get us any closer to resolving a very difficult national problem," says Tom Nassif, CEO of îWestern Growersî. Farmers did not get any special attention in the president's plan. They long have...

December 25, 2014 8 questions Good Faith Estimates should answer

Philadelphia Daily News - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî has created two new "Know Before You Owe" disclosure forms, including one to replace the GFE, that banks and mortgage brokers will have to start...

December 25, 2014 Just put in on my credit card

hamburgreporter.com - What do Detroit, MI, San Bernadino, CA, Stockton, CA, Harrisburg, PA, and Central Falls, RI all have in common' All are cities that recently filed for bankruptcy. Detroit is the largest U.S. city ever to...

December 25, 2014 South Africa's rand keeps falling as credit downgrade threatens

Reuters - "Fitch and îStandard and Poor'sî give their ratings on Friday. Given the kind of data we've had in the past few weeks and the electricity situation, the outlook isn't looking too good," said Christie...

December 25, 2014 US new home sales fall 1.6 percent in November

Washington Post - Mortgage firm îFreddie Macî reported last week that rates were averaging 3.8 percent, the lowest level since May 2013. Sales of existing homes fell 6.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of...

December 25, 2014 Gift Cards Have Become Hugely Popular, but Have Risks

Ticker Report - Credit Cards that are prepaid are an industry that is over $100 billion big. The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî proposed more user protections for the prepaid cards. > 1862

December 25, 2014 State Supreme Court upholds New Hampshire pension reform law

Daily Journal - CONCORD, New Hampshire â The New Hampshire State Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a 3-year-old pension reform law for public employees that shifted more costs onto workers. The law, which dealt with setting...

December 25, 2014 Distillations: Peace and Goat Tacos at Padrecito

San Francisco Weekly - "I am telling you I endorse them. Full force." "What's your name'" "Brad." I leaned over the bar. "îBenjaminî," I said. We shook hands. "And I'm ordering goat tacos." "That's great!" "I'm...

December 25, 2014 Zionism And ISIS: Opposing Forces Or Two Sides Of The Same Coin'

mintpressnews.com - To succeed, Ahmed continued, Israel would need to gain U.S. support, âwhich would be obtained by îBenjaminî Netanyahu formulating the strategy âin language familiar to the Americans by...

December 25, 2014 Xiaomi raising over $1 billion from investors including GIC: Source

CNBC - All-Stars Investment is led by former Morgan Stanley analyst Richard Ji. GIC's investment in Xiaomi comes after Singapore state investor îTemasekî îHoldingsî bought a small stake in the smartphone...

December 25, 2014 The Real Winner of the Midterms: Wall Street

In These Times - The election results affirmed that Wall Street firms' massive campaign contributions were money well spent: More public pension money will now likely be entrusted to the financial services industry. No runoff...

December 25, 2014 30-year-mortgage rate rises to 3.83%

Market Watch - according to a Wednesday report from federally controlled mortgage-buyer îFreddie Macî. Long-term rates were near record low levels in early May 2013, and started rising later that month on market...

December 25, 2014 Qatar Says PE Firm Supports $4B Bid For Canary Wharf Owner

Law 360 - Law360, New York (December 08, 2014, 1:56 PM ET) -- The îQatar Investment Authorityî said Monday that New York real estate private equity firm Madison International Realty had accepted a final cash offer for...

December 25, 2014 Update: Altisource Portfolio Solutions' Largest Shareholder Forced Out As Chairman

Seeking Alpha - Luckily, the caution allowed for missing out on a substantial decline in the stock, while Altisource Portfolio Solutions reduced earnings expectations due to discontinuing îlender placed insuranceî....

December 25, 2014 Italy - Factors to watch on December 23

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...

December 25, 2014 Uber CEO faces jail time; Square, Starbucks break up (kind of): TechFlash 7 things

The Business Journal - Here's a list of last-minute gifts that would be welcomed by any tech nerd. îMonsantoî Co. and DuPont Co. have reached a settlement over patent infringement lawsuits that will end, for now...

December 25, 2014 Persecution of Pakistan's religious minorities intensifies, says report

Reuters - NEW DELHI (îThomson Reutersî Foundation) - Violence and discrimination against ... report by London-based Minority Rights Group and Islamabad-based International and îSustainableî Development...

December 25, 2014 Fitch Upgrades Weber Basin WCD, UT's Water Revs to 'AAA'; Outlook Stable

Yahoo Finance - îFitch Ratingsî assigns an 'AAA' rating to the following Weber Basin Water Conservancy District, Utah (the district) debt: --$34.3 million water revenue refunding bonds series 2015A. The bonds are...

December 25, 2014 HSBC Reform Comment Backs Fees, Gates; Opposes Support, Ratings

Crane Data - The latest highlighted comment is from Jonathan Curry, Global Chief Investment Officer, Liquidity, and Chris Cheetham, Global Chief Investment Officer, îHSBC Global Asset Managementî. ( Curry, also the...

December 25, 2014 Investor group of Kalasatama's REDI project consists of Finnish institutions

topix.com - Espoo, Finland, 2014-11-27 09:40 CET -- SRV GROUP PLC STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 27 NOVEMBER 2014, at 10.40 AM SRV, îIlmarinenî Mutual Pension Insurance Company, and OP-Pohjola Group's insurance and pension...

December 25, 2014 Adidas wins key victory in knitted shoe wrangle

knittingtradejournal.com - Munich - Adidas has secured a crucial victory in its ongoing patent battle with rival Nike over the specific knitting techniques used in the latters Flyknit construction and Adidasâs Primeknit...

December 25, 2014 Playing with Nuclear Fire

Product Design & Development - The safety of nuclear weapons is the theme of îEric Schlosserî's 2013 book Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety. After reading the...

December 25, 2014 Increasing Concern Over Climate Change May Be Driving Increase In Sustainable Investing

AD HOC News - Sustainable investing is growing at an accelerating rate, according to a recent report on trends from the îUS SIFî or The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment. CEO Lisa Woll explains, "US...

December 25, 2014 Africa to push agenda at climate summit

China - If global emissions continue on their present path, according to the latest report by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, Africa will heat up even faster than the global land average, and the...

December 25, 2014 10th President of USM officially takes office

WLOX 13 - Dr. Rodney Bennett is quickly gaining in popularity across the Southern Miss campus. From his speech to students during the tornado clean-up, to his help in securing 1,000 student tickets to last week's NIT game. But it...

December 25, 2014 Energy Reforms Needed Across Major Emerging Economies To Sustain Economic Growth

Eurasia Review - Major emerging economies should push forward with policies to address high energy intensity and corrosive energy subsidies, and to encourage wider investment, according to the îWorld Economic...

December 25, 2014 UN chief calls for peaceful elections in Lesotho

freepressjournal.in - United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed Lesothoâs political progress and called for an environment conducive to peaceful and credible elections in the African nation. A statement...

December 25, 2014 State-of-the-nation address to speed up Kazakhstan's economic development, view

Turkish Weekly - ASTANA. KAZINFORM - The state-of-the-nation address "Nurly zhol - Path to the Future" will speed up Kazakhstan's economic development, believes former Prime Minister of Mongolia Mendsaikhany Enkhsaikhan. "In his...

December 25, 2014 Eat less. Get healthy. Feed the world.

Grist - The closer I looked at the potential for shrinking forks, the more it seemed both important and impossible. So I called up îMichael Pollanî, who has been writing about food culture for over a decade, to see if...

December 25, 2014 Average US 30-Year Mortgage Edges up Slightly

ABC News - Mortgage company îFreddie Macî says the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage edged up to 3.83 percent this week from 3.80 percent last week, which had been the lowest level since May 2013. Other...

December 25, 2014 Ebola Survivors Crucial to Containing the Epidemic

Scientific American - LONDON (îThomson Reutersî Foundation) - Thousands of Ebola survivors with little to no risk of re-infection are critical to controlling the epidemic and training them has the potential to save...

December 25, 2014 Abbott begins hard sell of new co-payment

Sky News - But the Association of îAustralianî Medical Research Institutes backed the new plan, saying it was a compromise that protected vulnerable providing while providing billions for the îfuture...

December 25, 2014 US Lab Error Raises Ebola Exposure Concern As Infection Hits Fourth UN Worker In Liberia

International Business Times - Meanwhile, the îUnited Nationsî on Wednesday said a fourth U.N. staffer contracted the highly infectious virus in Liberia, one of the four West African countries where most of the 7,588...

December 25, 2014 Australian Market Sluggish Ahead Of Holidays

Realtime Business News - Transpacific Industries is rising nearly 5 percent and ALS is advancing 2.3 percent. Iluka Resources, Healthscope, Downer EDI, îQBEî Insurance Group and ResMed Inc (RMD) are up 1 to 1.3...

December 25, 2014 Mortgage rates edge up from record lows

Los Angeles Times - Fixed mortgage rates ticked up this week but remain near lows for the year, according to îFreddie Macîâs weekly survey of lenders. The average rate for a 30-year loan hit 3.83%, up from its...

December 25, 2014 The Trickiest Part of CFPB's Pending Debt Collection Proposal

collectionscreditrisk.com - WASHINGTON â Medical debt may prove to be one of the complex areas that the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî will tackle in its highly anticipated rulemaking on debt collection...

December 25, 2014 As 2016 looms, Democrats face a liberal-moderate tug-of-war

The Miami Herald - Warren first gained public notice while a Harvard University law professor advocating a îconsumer financial protection bureauî. The Dodd-Frank financial regulatory overhaul of 2010 established the...

December 25, 2014 Macerich Earns 2014 Chicago NAIOP Award For Addition Of Eataly To The Shops At North Bridge As Best Retail Or Mixed-Use Development Of The Year

The Street - Macerich purchased 443 North Wabash Avenue with îAlaska Permanent Fund Corporationî (advised by L&B Realty Advisors), its longstanding joint venture partner in the Shops at North Bridge. The seller of...

December 25, 2014 Fitch Affirms Mercantil Commercebank's IDRs on Downgrade of Mercantil Servicios Financieros

Yahoo Finance - îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed the Long- and Short-term Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) of Mercantil Commercebank Florida Bancorp (MCFB) and its main subsidiary, Mercantil Commercebank, N.A. at 'BB/B' with...

December 25, 2014 Polls in March: What will happen to Israel'

Deccan Herald - A Palestinian-backed initiative at the îUnited Nationsî, opposed in its current form by the United States, is aimed at pushing Israel to withdraw from the West Bank by 2017. The last Gaza eruption,...

December 25, 2014 Ominous clouds over French Jewry

JNS - Among her cast of characters there was the working class, Algerian-born Ghozlan, who spent his career fighting criminals in the bleak outskirts of Paris; there was the aristocrat David îdeî...

December 25, 2014 Australia shares slightly higher as iron ore slump offsets US fervour

Economic Times - Insurer îQBEî, which has significant interests in the US, led large financials higher, gaining 0.9 per cent, while National Australia Bank rose 0.5 per cent and Australia New Zealand Banking Group...

December 25, 2014 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...

December 25, 2014 Barbados Port Leads Way in Environmental Sustainability

The Maritime Executive - Barbados Port is joining a growing community of worldwide ports who are utilizing the RightShip and îCarbon War Roomî GHG Emissions Rating to reward sustainable ships. Canadian ports Vancouver...

December 25, 2014 Morgan Drexen Reminds Those Receiving Harassing Debt Collector Calls That Options Are Available

Yahoo Finance - Morgan Drexen executives are also concerned about the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî (CFPB) cited in the NBC story, because of recent legal actions taken to prevent Morgan Drexen from providing...

December 25, 2014 Alberta to talk about 'consistent' carbon price at climate change conference

Edmonton Journal - As Edmonton hockey fans deal with what appears to be another lost season, an empathetic Calgary fan took matters into his own hands. Calgarian Jason Stang, along with a few friends, tried to sell one of...

December 25, 2014 MHG in Talks with BASF Regarding a Series of Initiatives

CNBC - --(îBUSINESS WIREî)-- MHG, the manufacturer of one hundred percent ... We combine economic success, îsocial responsibilityî and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our...

December 25, 2014 Local radio show honored as part of international conference

Ames Tribune - A local community radio show was recently honored as part of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), a three-day event hosted last month in Rome by the îFood and Agriculture Organization of...

December 25, 2014 Brownback says he's working on new plans on school funding, bolstering public pension system

Greenfield Daily Reporter - TOPEKA, Kansas â Gov. Sam Brownback is working on proposals for changing how Kansas distributes aid to public schools and for bolstering the pension system for teachers and government workers,...

December 25, 2014 Bold Energy Reforms Needed across Major Emerging Economies to Sustain Economic Growth and Tackle Sustainability Challenges: Report

WebWire - Major emerging economies should push forward with policies to address high energy intensity and corrosive energy subsidies, and to encourage wider investment, according to the îWorld Economic Forumîâs...

December 25, 2014 8 Billion Reasons To Invest In Potash: Paradigm's Spencer Churchill

Seeking Alpha - The Mining Report: The îUnited Nationsî recently raised population projections based on increased births in industrialized nations, and has said that it expects 8 billion people to be on the planet by...

December 25, 2014 Run Away from the Economic Tsunami

GoldSeek - This warning comes from âBig Alâ Greenspan, age 88. Heâs been in the news a lot lately, speaking with Gillian Tett of the Financial Times at the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî and at the...

December 25, 2014 Santa visits Twin Oaks

L'Observateur - Christmas came early Friday, when Santa Claus visited the 118 residents of Twin Oaks Nursing and îConvalescentî Home in LaPlace. Activities Director Theresa Brooks said the event has been held each...

December 25, 2014 'Obama stock market rally' powers past 18,000 as everything coming up roses

Examiner - Investors will wrap up the trading day early, with both the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî closing at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. The markets will remain closed Thursday for Christmas Day,...

December 25, 2014 How to Increase YouTube Video Views in 3 Easy Steps

blog.businesswire.com - Earlier this month I attended a Digital Hollywood panel devoted to building audiences and awareness on YouTube. This is a very common topic here in Los Angeles. With film making, celebrities and the...

December 25, 2014 Robeco: ECB not buying government bonds (yet)

Finanzen - Peripheral markets had a strong week again, although the ECB did not announce any new measures. Hopes had risen that Draghi would start buying government bonds, but he didnât. Spanish bonds have returned 15.3%...

December 25, 2014 CDC: Flu shot less effective this year because current virus has mutated

CNN - (CNN)-- Scientists are concerned about what they're seeing so far this flu season, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday, a day after the agency advised doctors this year's flu vaccine...

December 25, 2014 How poetry can help fight gender inequality

forumblog.org - So he set out to change that. âSo many men in the world (are) living in this sort of quiet desperation, confined in this box of toxic masculinity,â Gomez said in an interview with the îThomson...

December 25, 2014 Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC Places Operational Risk Assessment Rankings for Ocwen Financial Corporation on Alert

CNN Money - OFC is subject to the servicing standards established under the 2012 National Mortgage Settlement as well as a $2.1 billion settlement with the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî announced in December...

December 25, 2014 Europe shares rally as Fed pledges patient approach to rates

The Economic Times - The survey of more than 50 fund managers and strategists conducted in the past week predicted the pan-European îSTOXXî Europe 600 index would rise 13 per cent from current levels to 370 points by...

December 25, 2014 Sabah speaker questions motives behind police report against 1MDB

The Star Online - PETALING JAYA: Sabah state assembly speaker and former chief minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak has questioned the motives behind a police report made by an Umno division leader regarding î1Malaysia...

December 25, 2014 OAA Blue season preview: Defending division champ Oxford returns key players in bid for repeat

MLive Media Group - Austin Roth, Justin îRothschildî, Griffin Neel, Erik Halvorson and Austin Paritee ... Rounding out the expected starting lineup will be seniors Logan Arnold and Jack Allen, as well as juniors...

December 25, 2014 More than 66% of Americans Still Favor Keeping the Penny

Times-Herald - WASHINGTON--(îBUSINESS WIREî)--Dec 10, 2014--A poll released today by Americans for Common Cents (ACC) continues to show overwhelming and increasing support for the penny by the American public. 68% of...

December 25, 2014 KYOCERA Receives Environment Minister's Award in Japan for Record 5th Consecutive Year

StreetInsider - KYOTO, Japan--(îBUSINESS WIREî)-- Kyocera Corporation (NYSE ... founded 55 years ago with a philosophy of âharmonious coexistenceâ and a commitment to îsocial responsibilityî...

December 25, 2014 Mexican production poses stiff competition for Florida growers

The Packer Online - According to the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî, Mexico strawberry production has increased from 229,000 tons in 2011 to 360,000 tons in 2012 and exports have increased...

December 25, 2014 Global supply glut tanks oil prices, Colorado producers fall, too

Denver Post - "What I'm looking at is a market that has no reason yet to bounce," said Jan Stuart, global energy economist at îCredit Suisse Groupî AG. "OPEC basically put ... But plans to cut îinvestmentî...

December 25, 2014 Mortgage rates wander up slightly heading into holiday

Washington Post - Mortgage rates wandered up slightly heading into the Christmas holiday, according to the latest data released Thursday by îFreddie Macî. The 30-year fixed-rate average edged up to 3.83 percent with...

December 25, 2014 The Grinches Who Steal Christmas

US News and World Report - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî, in its research on the small-dollar loan market, has found that four out of five payday loans end up being rolled over or renewed within two...

December 25, 2014 UPDATE: U.S. stocks inch higher; oil drops

Morning Star - The Nasdaq Composite (RIXF) also gained. Investors will wrap up the trading day early, with both the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî closing at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. The markets...

December 25, 2014 Miners face suits over foreign allegations

The Vancouver Sun - Rather, lawyers are skirting around the corporate veil issue by pointing to public statements that Canadian parent companies have made about their commitments to corporate îsocial responsibilityî....

December 25, 2014 AIY on New York Consolidated

Reuters - Mr. Elliot Stein, Jr., is an Lead Independent Director of îApollo Investmentî Corp. Mr. Stein became a Director of îApollo Investmentî Corporation in March 2004 and currently serves as Lead...

December 25, 2014 Banorte Supports Conservation of Biodiversity in Mexico

Just Means Business Better - Grupo Financiero Banorte donated an area of 1,500 hectares in Sonora to Naturalia A.C. to help support the conservation of the jaguar, one of the most endangered species of Mexico's wildlife. In...

December 25, 2014 Report: South Florida housing market nearing stability

Sun Sentinel - South Florida's housing rebound is among the best in the nation. îFreddie Macî's Multi-Indicator Market Index analyzes four key factors in housing. On-time mortgage payments and a better jobs outlook...

December 25, 2014 Ready market sustains demand for good quality cotton

Business Recorder - Meanwhile, îSriî Lankan stocks were lower due to political developments there, the Indian shares plunged snapping their three - day winning streak, while most of the shares prices also retreated in...

December 25, 2014 Opportunity International Partners with Credit Suisse to Expand Education Finance around the World

Financial Content - âCredit Suisse and Opportunity International understand that investing in education is an îinvestmentî in the future ... world's leading financial services providers and is part of the...

December 25, 2014 Kindergartners share turkey cooking tips

4 KTIV Siouxland's News channel - Turkeys will be cooking in ovens all over the country Thursday. Knowing the exact way to prepare, baste and carve a turkey can be a bit confusing. Our sister station, Newsline 9, stopped by a...

December 25, 2014 Maintenance issues linger for abandoned homes

USA Today - Major banks, as well as by îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî, hired national vendors to maintain abandoned homes during the height of the foreclosure crisis. îFreddie Macî, however,...

December 25, 2014 Hindsight Capital LLC - 2014 - Presented by: The Aol. On Network

NASDAQ - Laughing Twice!! to Ring The îNasdaq Stock Marketî Opening Bell 10:00AM ET - GlobeNewswire Candlelighters NYC to Ring The îNasdaq Stock Marketî Closing Bell Enter up to 25 symbols separated by...

December 25, 2014 Hilton Worldwide : Points of Light Civic Accelerator Invests $50,000 Each in Two Startups in 5th Class

4 Traders - ATLANTA, December 23, 2014 /î3BL Mediaî/ â The Points of Light Civic Accelerator will invest $50,000 each in Project Scientist and Hello Tractor, one nonprofit and one for-profit startup selected by...

December 25, 2014 2013-0669, Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire & a. v. State of New Hampshire & a.

NewHampshire.com - The state Supreme Court has sided with lawmakers who revamped the state retirement system in 2011, requiring public employees to increase their retirement contributions. In recent years the total overtime costs...

December 25, 2014 Court says NH legislature can change state retirement terms, denies cuts in contribution for employees

Nashua Telegraph - About 24,000 state and municipal employees wonât get a hoped-for cut in the amount they contribute to their retirement program, following Wednesdayâs decision by the New Hampshire State Supreme...

December 25, 2014 Move to ease fears over pensions

London Evening Standard - Two teenagers were rushed to hospital following a stabbing in broad daylight outside a KFC in south London. A rogue landlord made up to £40,000 by renting out a three-bedroom house with a...

December 25, 2014 Central African Republic: Warring Faction Chiefs in Central African Republic Must Be Arrested-Rights Group

AllAfrica - Unless you stop that cycle, violence will continue. We can't wait until the conflict is over to bring them to justice," Cockburn told the îThomson Reutersî Foundation. Central African Republic was plunged...

December 25, 2014 Shoppers Hit Fashion Fair Mall For Last Minute Gifts

YourCentralValley - After a long day of madness, Fashion Fair Mall finally closed it's doors at 6pm Wednesday night. It was packed all day with last minute shoppers. After a long day of madness, Fashion Fair Mall finally closed...

December 25, 2014 Health Insurance Rate Setting: Time To Raise The Bar And Lift The Veil Of Secrecy

Health Affairs - At the recent îNational Association of Insurance Commissionersî (NAIC) meeting, we, along with two other organizations, presented a set of recommendations designed to strengthen the rate review...

December 25, 2014 Suit Filed Over Mobile Payments

MediaPost - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî has announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Sprint, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the United States. The lawsuit accuses the company of...

December 25, 2014 China Revises 3Q Payments Position, Cuts Capital Account Deficit

NASDAQ - The capital and financial account deficit was revised to $9.0 billion from an initial deficit of $81.6 billion in the third quarter, the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî said. There was a revised...

December 25, 2014 Rishi Jain, Executive Director, The Jain Group

India Infoline Ltd - Rishi Jain, Executive Director, The Jain Group has done his graduation in commerce from Kolkata and his post graduation from SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai. He has completed his...

December 25, 2014 Over 100 survivors to come to event marking 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

World Jewish Congress - More than 100 Auschwitz survivors from at least 17 countries will travel to Poland to participate in the observance of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German concentration and...

December 25, 2014 Makes Sense to Rent Where Millennials Live

ALM Globe St - IRVINE, CAâRenting a home is less affordable than buying in most US markets, but not where Millennials are moving the most, according to a report from RealtyTrac. In markets with the biggest increase in the...

December 25, 2014 China's service trade deficit grows in Nov.

MENAFN - (MENAFN) China's foreign service trade sector slightly improved in November, the latest data from the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî (SAFE) showed, QNA reported. China posted a deficit of USD20.9...

December 25, 2014 Councilman Hernandez to Serve Another Term on State Municipal Retirement Committee

Everything Lubbock - LUBBOCK, TX (PRESS RELEASE) -- Councilmember Victor Hernandez, District 1, will serve a second three year term on the îTexas Municipal Retirement Systemî (TMRS) Advisory Committee on Retirement...

December 25, 2014 Largest U.S. Grid Seeks Delay of Power Plant Shutdowns

Bloomberg - âI think the fact they are concerned about reliability and looking at delaying plant retirements does validate what companies like îAEPî have been sayingâ about the impacts the EPAâs...

December 25, 2014 U.S. stocks: Futures higher ahead of jobless claims data, after Dow 18,000

Market Watch - Investors will wrap up the trading day early, with both the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî closing at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. The markets will remain closed Thursday for Christmas...

December 25, 2014 Merry Christmas! Risk Retention Rules Published in Federal Register

Structured Finance News Asset Securitization Report - Thereâs a big carve out for RMBS: securitizations of âQualified Residential Mortgagesâ are exempt, and the final rules equate QRM with the "Qualified...

December 25, 2014 China further opens access for foreign banks

China Economic Net - Capital injection is related to foreign direct investment and needs approval from multiple government departments, including the China Banking Regulatory Commission, the îState Administration of Foreign...

December 25, 2014 Yi Gang: RMB's Exchange Rate To Remain Stable

chinamoneynetwork.com - He is also the director of China's îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî. In 2014, the RMB's exchange rate has become more volatile against the U.S. dollar. The currency was traded at...

December 25, 2014 Mutual fund equity folio count surges by 8.4 lakh in April-November

Economic Times - The industry's focus on investor awareness seems to have contributed to further growth in terms of new investors coming in," îHSBC Global Asset Managementî India CEO Puneet Chaddha said. Quantum AMC...

December 25, 2014 Author will discuss Henry Bothin book in San Rafael

Marin Independent Journal - Bothin donated 157 acres of his ranch in Fairfax to create Hill Farm, a îconvalescentî center for children, and Arequipa, a tubercular sanatorium for women. For more information, call...

December 25, 2014 Marketing professor named one of world's most influential scientific minds

University of Hawaiâi - Vargo was named one of the Worldâs Most Influential Scientific Minds of 2014 by îThomson Reutersî, the worldâs leading source ... business ethics and...

December 25, 2014 "The trust, which owns seven malls in Japan, receives all its revenue in yen, which it then converts ..."

AD HOC News - weiterlesen ... Dazu reuters.com weiter: * WS Trust Sp. z o.o. transfers its entire 17.47 percent stake (or 4,906,000 shares) in company to îDistressed Assetsî FIZ Aktywow Niepublicznych Source text for...

December 25, 2014 As Air Force fixes nuke flaws, future debated

The Roanoke Times - What that leaves is a risk of reverting to past practices, perhaps with additional failures. îEric Schlosserî, author of "Command and Control," a highly regarded 2013 book on the ICBM and nuclear...

December 25, 2014 Rupee at 10 month Low

India Infoline Ltd - The rupee closed near a 10-month low at 62.33 per dollar as compared to 62.02/$. After yesterday's consolidation, market ended with significant losses on account of heavy selling in IT, realty, auto and PSU...

December 25, 2014 PODCAST: The simple solution to healthcare

Market Place - The focus of market players today was a media briefing by the head of the European Central bank, who is trying to cope with some big economies that are flagging including France, Germany, Italy. Beyond news the ECB...

December 25, 2014 Muse picks for best arts and culture of 2014

Daily Free Press - While San Francisco is hyperventilating over $4 toast, Boston has the breakfast game down with a new twist on a classic. Letâs be honest here: Boston has always been a doughnut town. Between the...

December 25, 2014 Court sides with state on retirement contributions

Union Leader - CONCORD â The state Supreme Court has sided with lawmakers who revamped the state retirement system in 2011, requiring public employees to increase their retirement contributions. A Merrimack County Superior...

December 25, 2014 Ex-Nigeria president Obasanjo in dock over memoirs

Yahoo News - Abuja (AFP) - A judge in Nigeria has threatened to punish the country's former president Olusegun Obasanjo for flouting a court order not to publish his latest memoirs. The three-volume autobiography, entitled "My...

December 25, 2014 Report: Joe Paterno's will sealed

foxsports.com - The last will and testament of Joe Paterno was ordered permanently sealed from public view along with all related court filings at the request of a family attorney, a newspaper reported Sunday. Take a look at the...

December 25, 2014 Brazil suspends US$16bn Rio-São Paulo bullet train tender for lack of bidders

Business News Americas - Brazil's federal government has decided on a one-year postponement of its tender to hire an operator for the 35.6bn-real (US$15.9bn) Rio-São Paulo-Campinas bullet train project, government...

December 25, 2014 Could Crescent Point Energy Corp. Double in 2015'

The Motley Fool - A small cut in the dividend at this point would probably be a prudent decision. Using the cash to buy îdistressed assetsî in the market could be more valuable to investors right now than simply...

December 25, 2014 Is the new horse-carriage ban fair'

Crain's New York Business - A City Council bill introduced Monday on behalf of Mayor Bill de Blasio would stop the renewal of horse-carriage licenses and offer the drivers green-cab licenses as compensation. A previous bill...

December 25, 2014 Here's What Would Happen If We Stopped Emitting Carbon Pollution Right Now

The Business Insider - We know this from billions of observations, documented in thousands of journal papers and texts and summarized every few years by the United Nations' îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî....

December 25, 2014 Va. delegate proposes climate change legislation

HamptonRoads.com - The bill specifies that more than half of the revenues of the so-called îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî would be used for flooding adaptation projects in the region. Virginia's coast ranks...

December 25, 2014 State budget shortfalls have USD 489 prepping for more cuts

Hays Post - With the recent announcement of a $279 million gap in the state budget, Hays USD 489 administrators are already anticipating more cuts to state aid next year. At Mondayâs school board meeting, Superintendent...

December 25, 2014 City swears in new council members, ends year

Tehechapi News - He said contract employees include Tom Schroeter, the city attorney. In addition, any time the city changes or amends the status of a position, îCalPERSî requires the city to adopt or amend the salary...

December 25, 2014 The Weekly Shuffle: Regime Changes at Christie's and Sotheby's

Artnet news - After six years on the board of trustees, documentary maker and writer Hannah îRothschildî will become the first woman ... the newly-renovated institution's first-ever female head (see...

December 25, 2014 Grand Canyon officials try to outsmart elk nosing into water-filling stations for a drink

Times Colonist - They are experimenting with a cage around the spouts at îone waterî station and will change the way it's turned on. "They got a little aggressive about it," chief resource manager Martha Hahn said....

December 25, 2014 POLITICISATION OF DECLINING OIL PRICES

Indepth Africa - In the îexcess crude accountî today we have left only about $3.6bn ... she has brought her experience to bear to ensure that îNigeriaî has a robust strategy to confront the situation. As a...

December 25, 2014 Global markets: US stocks lead worldwide equity rally

biznews.com - West Texas Intermediate sank 3.1 percent. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index surged the most since 2011, Dubaiâs benchmark gauge rose the most on record and Russiaâs Micex index advanced as the...

December 25, 2014 Abraaj seeks to raise bid for Bisco Misr

Zawya - The competing offers from Kellogg and Abraaj are the latest sign foreign investors are returning to the market. îAbraaj Capitalî, the Middle Eastâs largest private equity firm, has been pushing to expand...

December 25, 2014 Warm temperatures, rain and wind forecast for afternoon

The Columbus Dispatch - îAEPî has crews on standby, said spokeswoman Terri Flora. Binau said he expects the winds to calm near midnight. Chris Bradley, chief meteorologist at WBNS-TV (Channel 10), said he expects...

December 25, 2014 New Spending Bill: Christmas Present or Bag of Coal'

Farm Futures - Both houses of Congress passed language regarding the Clean îWaterî Act, which on the surface appears to bring îEPAî under some control regarding certain agricultural practices. Let's look...

December 25, 2014 RBS to receive £1.1bn from US hedge fund Cerberus for Irish home loans portfolio

CITY A.M. - The îdistressed assetsî generated losses equal to £800m for RBS in 2013, primarily due to impairment, and the lender now says it will use the sale proceeds for general corporate purposes. An...

December 25, 2014 Dave Solomon's Power Plays: EPA plan to reduce carbon emissions lauded, derided

NewHampshire.com - New Hampshire is in a better position than most states, thanks in part to its participation in the îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî with eight of its neighbors in the Northeast, according to...

December 25, 2014 Ruble Depreciation Has Little Impact on China's Cross-Border Capital Flow: Official

CRIENGLISH - Wang Yungui is the director of the General Affairs Department of the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî. "The sharp devaluation of ruble hasn't made obvious impact on our country's transnational...

December 25, 2014 Royal Caribbean Installing Scrubbers Due to 'Limited' Availability Low-Sulfur Fuel

Ship Bunker - "The decision to install advanced emissions purification (îAEPî) systems instead of switching to a fuel with a lower sulfur content will ensure that RCL's ships can be compliant everywhere they sail, as...

December 25, 2014 US owned CarVal Investors to take majority stake in Caerphilly specialist aircraft maintenance firm AerFin

Wales Online - It also provides specialist management services, primarily focusing on îdistressed assetsî requiring innovative and intensive technical and commercial risk management solutions. > 1862

December 25, 2014 2015: the year businesses recognize that climate change is real

theguardian.com - She previously served as îCSRwireîâs editorial director. This piece is part of the values-led business hub, which is funded by SC Johnson. All content is editorially independent except for...

December 25, 2014 Pilot hospitalized after plane crash in Pitt Meadows

CBC - The airport's website says it operates three paved and îone waterî runway and in 2011 was the third busiest airport in B.C.'s Lower Mainland. > 1862

December 25, 2014 Roadshow : Update on Major Transaction - Further Extension of Long Stop Date

4 Traders - As additional time is required to obtain the necessary documents from the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî, the respective parties to the Equity Transfer Agreement and the Creditor's Rights...

December 25, 2014 Solution to rising healthcare costs could be simple

Market Place - One reason why healthcare spending continues climbing is our fascination with all thatâs shiny and new â the blockbuster drug and the latest in laser surgery. But what if the key to improving health and...

December 25, 2014 Value emerges amid GCC equity market volatility

Trade Arabia - January 2015 released by îAbuî îDhabiî Investment Company (îInvest ADî),a leading financial services firm. âA strong downward bias in the first two weeks of December,...

December 25, 2014 Retirement Community Residents Make Impact During Holiday Season

Busbyway - Residents at Abernethy Laurels, a îNorth Carolina Retirementî Community, recently showed their generous spirit by donating to a local soup kitchen and providing holiday gifts to boys and girls of the...

December 25, 2014 Richard Wayne Wolfingbarger

highlandcountypress.com - the son of the late George and Mary (Thomas) Wolfingbarger. Mr. Wolfingbarger worked as a deck hand for 15 years at îAEPî before he retired. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy...

December 25, 2014 Irish sovereign fund to consider social housing investment

Opalesque Hedge Fund News - Donal Murphy, previously head of project finance at Bank of Ireland and part of an in-house team that has grown from 13 to 35, said the îNational Pensions Reserve Fundî (NPRF) was initially...

December 25, 2014 Civil servant bosses income falls to 2008 levels in 2014

Auckland Scoop - The highest paid chief executive in the public service is Adrian Orr, chief executive of the Guardians of the îNew Zealand Superannuation Fundî, which invests taxpayer funds to provide pensions. He is...

December 25, 2014 Was the Grand Jury Correct' The Experts Think Not

Law Fuel - Major questions are being raised about how Darren Wilson and the police handled matters in Ferguson, following the public interview with Wilson, the policeman who fatally shot the unarmed black teenager. The shooting...

December 25, 2014 DiNapoli Report: DEC Doing More With Less

nystateofpolitics.com - The report issued Wednesday found funding for the DEC has remained more or less flat compared to the rate of inflation while new responsibilities are being added its purview, including the Brownfield...

December 25, 2014 For The Next Food Drive, Go For The Canned Tuna, Not The Saltines

North Country Public Radio - When you donate to a food drive, do you ponder the nutritional labels of the can in your hand' Or do you grab a packet of ramen or a bag of marshmallows from the dark corners of your pantry and hope...

December 25, 2014 UPDATE: Dow ekes out gain for 37th record close of 2014

news.morningstar.com - Investors wrapped up the trading day early, with both the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî closing at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. The markets will remain closed Thursday for...

December 25, 2014 Corinthian Colleges Deal Sends Appeal Packing

Courthouse News Service - In 2012, U.S. District Judge George King ruled in favor of Corinthian. King said that Karam and its investors Netherlands-based îStichting Pensioenfondsî Metaal En Techniek pension fund, and...

December 25, 2014 TransCanada to Issue Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results November 4

istock Analyst - CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Oct. 21, 2014) - TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) will hold a teleconference and webcast on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to discuss its third quarter 2014...

December 25, 2014 Gulf stocks gain with Dubai up 13 percent

Salt Lake Tribune - îAbuî îDhabiîâs stock market closed 6.7 percent higher on Thursday ... "These are volatile times," Sachin Mohindra, portfolio manager of the Gulf Cooperation Council fund at...

December 25, 2014 Solar power costs hit new lows in Brazil

Renew Economy - This marks one of the lowest prices for solar energy ever recorded, according to research firm Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî (BNEF). To date, the cheapest contracts for solar have occurred in the US...

December 25, 2014 Rosneft seeks US$10 billion support for super-shipyard project

The Motorship - Sanctions mean that many necessary items can no longer be imported. It is planned that additional funding may come from the Russian îNational Wealth Fundî, a sovereign wealth fund, which invests in...

December 25, 2014 OneBeacon Insurance : A.M. Best : Withdraws Ratings of Certain OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. Indirect Subsidiaries

4 Traders - A.M. Best has withdrawn the financial strength rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of âaâ of OneBeacon Insurance Company, One Beacon America Insurance Company and The...

December 25, 2014 Alliance Aims to Expand Climate-Smart Agriculture in Africa

climate-l.iisd.org - 8 December 2014: As part of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Vision 25 x 25, which aims to reach 25 million African farm households by 2025, the Africa Climate-Smart Agriculture Alliance...

December 25, 2014 Nowotny warns of 'massive' economic weakness

Reuters - His remarks came days after Standard & Poor's cut Italy's sovereign credit rating to one notch above junk, saying weak growth and poor competitiveness undermined the îsustainabilityî of its huge public...

December 25, 2014 PM to meet PSU bank chiefs to chalk out revival strategy

The Indian Express - The meeting comes amid the piling up of îdistressed assetsî with public sector banks (PSBs) even as they are under pressure to step up lending to core sector projects. The discussions will be a...

December 25, 2014 Europe Factors to Watch-Shares set to rally after Fed comments

Reuters - At 0710 GMT, futures for Euro îSTOXXî 50, for Germany's DAX and for France's CAC were 1.0-1.1 percent. Fed Chair Janet Yellen told a news conference that "patient" meant the policy-setting Federal Open...

December 25, 2014 These 2 Sectors Could Be 2015's Biggest Momentum Winners

NASDAQ - îHSBC Global Asset Managementî's head of Absolute Return, Charlie Morris, recently told CNBC that the tech sector is likely to go "nuts" in 2015 thanks to a combination of continued U.S. economic growth and...

December 25, 2014 CFR Special Report: Better Governance, Not Force, Most Effective Tool to Fight Nigeria's Boko Haram

Africa - The militant Islamist group Boko Haramâs increasingly bold attacks in Nigeriaâmost notably its April kidnapping of nearly three hundred female studentsâthreaten to fuel further Muslim-Christian violence...

December 25, 2014 Ashley Judd Attends Friends Of The Global Fight Against AIDS, TB And Malaria Event

Look To The Stars - On Tuesday, Dec. 2, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) co-hosted a special event to commemorate Friendsâ 10th...

December 25, 2014 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 66: How Do We Make the Promise a Reality'

The Huffington Post - Instead, they participated in a global conversation on human rights -- one aggregated by the îUNî îGlobal Compactî-- and underscored the importance of effective, cross-sector...

December 25, 2014 Kuwait reserves for future generations hit $598 billion

Al Bawaba - Both funds are run by the îKuwait Investment Authorityî, the countryâs sovereign wealth fund. The report said the reserves had increased by $15.7 billion in the first six months of the year....

December 25, 2014 Fending off the cold: Program weatherizes many area homes

Athens News - The Warm Choice program funded by Columbia Gas paid about $2,200; îAEPî's Community Assistance Program chipped in $175; and Potts' landlord contributed $2,500. Another $1,000 came from HWAP, according to...

December 25, 2014 Stages par province - 2008/2009

acdi-cida.gc.ca - Stage Statut Organisation Program Assistant/Life-skills Training Officer Comblé Ghost River Rediscovery Society Water for Life Intern Comblé Samaritan's Purse Canada Water for Life...

December 25, 2014 Central African Republic: Multimedia Feature Recounts 2014 Violence

Human Rights Watch - îUnited Nationsî peacekeepers are trying to enforce a shaky ceasefire, but many displaced people still fear violence and are unable to return to their homes. âPeace is fragile in the Central...

December 25, 2014 Growth rate slashed to 5 percent

Independent Online - îNIGERIAîâS growth rate will slow to about 5 percent next ... with the West African nationâs oil savings, the îExcess Crude Accountî, depleted to $3 billion (R34.6bn) from...

December 25, 2014 NACCIMA Predicts Tough Times for Foreign, Local Investors

This Day Live - He said as a result of these challenges, It is estimated to cost îNigeriaî billions of dollars yearly with the îexcess crude accountî down too $2 billion from $9 in the past 18 months. Also...

December 25, 2014 Armed Men Force UN Envoy To End Crimea Mission: Reports

jobs.aol.com - U.N. Envoy Say Israel Tried to Bar Him from Pre-Easter Rites A îUnited Nationsî envoy accused Israel on Saturday of trying to block him and other diplomats from a pre-Easter "Holy Fire" ritual in the...

December 25, 2014 Police calls: Man says ex got utilities in his name

Mansfield News Journal - 400 block of Beethoven Street, Mansfield â A 51-year-old man told police Tuesday afternoon that he received bills of $1,114.51 to îAEPî Ohio and $321.59 for water. He suspects his...

December 25, 2014 Taser and Walgreen Are Big Market Movers

New York Times - NEW YORK â Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: U.S. regulators approved the pharmaceutical company's...

December 25, 2014 Gulf Stocks End Higher; Eyes on Saudi Budget -- Market Talk

Zawya - "Following a sharp [stocks] correction due to sliding oil prices, investors in GCC markets will be closely watching government budgets for 2015," says a portfolio manager at îInvest ADî. Dubai stocks ... since...

December 25, 2014 CERT to Hold Symposium on Managing Supply Chain Cybersecurity Risk

Virtual-Strategy Magazine - PITTSBURGH, Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cybersecurity risks of complex global supply chains for information and communications technology (ICT) are increasing. To address this important issue, the...

December 25, 2014 Christmas at Temple Street

The Irish Times - On December 29th, 1893, the Freemanâs Journal reported that: âIn the îconvalescentî ward, a magic lantern entertainment was given by Mr Lawrence of OâConnell Street. All the scenes...

December 25, 2014 Real estate seen winning as homebuilders lose

Finance and Commerce - Thirteen of the largest publicly traded homebuilders reported inventory writedowns and impairments exceeding $30 billion from 2006 through the first half of this year, according to an October report by...

December 25, 2014 Cuba Shows That The Efficient Markets Hypothesis Is Wrong

Forbes - The fund, listed on the îNasdaq stock marketî and similar to an investment trust in Britain, was trading at about $7 on Tuesday last week, before Mr Obamaâs announcement. It quickly rose to about $10...

December 25, 2014 FS continues visit to Riyadh

7th Space - Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, who is leading a business delegation to the Middle East, conducted the second day of his visit to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia today (December 8). Mr Tsang met...

December 25, 2014 Iran Is a Victim of Violence and Extremism

PRESSENZA - The International Conference on World Against Violence and Extremism was held in Tehran from December 9-10 to honor the proposal put forward by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in his speech at the 68th session of the...

December 25, 2014 Russian bank VTB to lend Essar $1 billion

Rediff India Abroad - Kostin also said that VTB would not ask for more than 250 billion roubles ($4.6 billion) in financial assistance from a government rainy-day fund called the îNational Wealth Fundî. Russian banks...

December 25, 2014 Wheaton Warrenville South athletes volunteer for annual winter Tiger Day of Caring

My Suburban Life - Sunday, the teams did the following: ⢠Girls basketball â Spent time with residents at Arden Courts in Glen Ellyn ⢠Wrestling â Played bingo with residents at the DuPage...

December 25, 2014 Frozen Princesses for Children Birthday Parties in Sarasota to Tampa, Florida Are Now Available.

News 8 KFMB - BraveNBeautiful announced the launch of their new Birthday Party Princesses from the movie, Frozen. The Princesses are available for childrenâs Birthday Parties beginning immediately and are part of the...

December 25, 2014 Lawsuit Against Wal-Mart from Tracy Morgan Moves to Court

JD Journal - Summary: The lawsuit filed against Wal-Mart by comedian Tracy Morgan following a deadly accident this summer has moved to court. On Tuesday, attorneys were scheduled to meet in federal court for a hearing regarding...

December 25, 2014 Largest e-commerce company in the world goes public

MS News Now - A Chinese company you might never have heard of made history today. Alibaba started trading its stock on Friday and immediately the firm was valued at $125 billion, almost twice Facebook's value on its first day....

December 25, 2014 15 Biggest Donations of 2014

Think Advisor - Fred Eshelman, who became wealthy developing medications, donated $100 million to the pharmacy school at the University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill last week, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy. So...

December 25, 2014 Singapore stocks close modestly higher following rally in Wall Street

Eastday English - JCET agreed to buy STATS ChipPAC, controlled by Singapore state investor îTemasekî îHoldingsî, in November for 780 million U.S. dollars. Koyo International Limited fell 0.6 percent to...

December 25, 2014 Experts launch new interdisciplinary scientific collaboration to improve health in urban areas

News-Medical - Leading the consortium of science and health organizations behind the new global Urban Health and Wellbeing Programme is the International Council for Science (ICSU), with co-sponsorship from the InterAcademy...

December 25, 2014 PJM Interconnection seeks delay in power plant closings

Philadelphia Daily News - "I think the fact they are concerned about reliability and looking at delaying plant retirements does validate what companies like îAEPî have been saying" about the impacts the EPA's mercury...

December 25, 2014 Forestville will sell water to needy residents who live outside of village

Buffalo News - FORESTVILLE â Mayor Kevin Johnson said the Village of Forestville is willing to sell water to residents of Creek Road who have not been able to drill wells. During the Village Board meeting Tuesday, Johnson...

December 25, 2014 4 Delco school districts wrangle over teacher contracts

Delaware County Daily Times - Teachers in four Delaware County school districts are going to work every day without a contract as negotiations continue between the school boards and teachersâ unions. In Interboro, Garnet...

December 25, 2014 Chinese Land Demand Underpins Bordeaux Wine-Estate Prices

Bloomberg - They want what we would regard as a trophy because that sells wine. They donât do something unless thereâs a îclear profitî margin at the end of it.â In a deal Maxwell-Storrie-Baynes said...

December 25, 2014 Infusing blood from one person to another to tackle Ebola

Digital Journal - So far an estimated 30 percent of people who have become infected with Ebola have survived. Various trials to test âîconvalescentî blood therapyâ have begun. One trial is taking place in...

December 25, 2014 A.M. Best Assigns Ratings to Capital Life Insurance Company Limited

Market Watch - SINGAPORE, Dec 24, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A.M. Best has assigned a financial strength rating of B- (Fair) and an issuer credit rating of âbb-â to Capital Life Insurance Company Limited (CLI) (Papua New...

December 25, 2014 Creating smarter cities to promote healthier people - a new multi-disciplinary world science program debuts

MENAFN - Aiming to empower planners and policy-makers to achieve better health for billions of people living in fast-growing urban areas world health environmental behavioural and social science experts today launched a major new...

December 25, 2014 Revised co-payment plan astute, but hardly visionary

The Age - The savings from the original $7 co-payment ($3.6 billion over four years) had been earmarked for the creation of a medical research îfuture fundî. But, thanks to some ... In fact, it is...

December 25, 2014 Liam Kennedy

Investment Pensions Europe - Finlandâs îIlmarinenî now separates China equity holdings (A and H-shares), in its reports, and Denmarkâs AP Pension has boosted its China equity exposure to 5%, although it...

December 25, 2014 Update: Feds Push for Cleaner Lake Champlain

Seven Days - The îEPAî is overseeing the drafting of a new plan, called the Total Maximum Daily Load, or TMDL, which will detail the amount of phosphorus the lake can safely absorb and the ways the state can limit...

December 25, 2014 SOFAZ increases revenues from ACG, Shah Deniz projects

Azer News - îAzerbaijanî's îstate oil fundî SOFAZ has earned $109.596 billion from 2001 to December 1, 2014 by developing the giant Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) block of oil and gas fields in the...

December 25, 2014 Prominent Consumer Group Petitions FDA for Changes to Device Approval System

raps.org - For one prominent group, îConsumers Unionî, the answer was a resounding "no." Leveraging its considerable membership base, the group began an advocacy campaign aimed at convincing FDA and Congress to make...

December 25, 2014 UPDATE 1-Russia's Yamal LNG to get 150 bln rbls from state in Q1 - report

Reuters - MOSCOW Dec 18 (Reuters) - A project to produce liquefied natural gas, Yamal LNG, may get state support of 150 billion roubles ($2.5 billion) from Russia's îNational Wealth Fundî in the first quarter,...

December 25, 2014 S&P 500 buybacks up 25% from previous quarter, 13% from a year ago

Pensions & Investments - Apple ($17 billion), îMonsantoî ($6.2 billion), Intel ($4.2 billion), Exxon Mobil ($3 billion) and Microsoft ($2.9 billion) were the top five companies in terms of share buybacks during...

December 25, 2014 Fitch Affirms Digital Realty Trust's IDR at 'BBB'; Outlook Stable

Reuters - Strong Access to Capital but Limited Secured Debt Market for Data Centers Since 2006, the company has issued $2.7 billion of common equity, $1.6 billion of îpreferred equityî, $2.9 billion of...

December 25, 2014 Narrower Oil-NatGas Spread Could Squeeze U.S. LNG, Fitch Warns

NGI - Falling oil prices could turn the tide against some projects to export liquefied U.S. gas to global markets, îFitch Ratingsî has warned. While global liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects have typically been...

December 25, 2014 Toadying to the Tea Party: Louisiana kids and the politics of the Common Core

The Lens - What is it about Common Core that throws Republican office-seekers into such a dithering state of confusion' For a minute there â a few months actually â it looked like Sen. David Vitter had grown a...

December 25, 2014 U-Md. Ebola Vaccine Study Progresses

DC Cbslocal - BALTIMORE â The University of Maryland School of Medicine says it has administered an experimental Ebola vaccine to 20 volunteers in Baltimore. Officials said Friday they expect preliminary results in four to...

December 25, 2014 Russian ruble strengthens in thin trade

Reuters - Shares in the country's second-largest bank VTB (VTBR.MM) rose over 5 percent. The Finance Ministry said on Thursday it was doing everything it could to ensure VTB gets money from the îNational Wealth Fundî...

December 25, 2014 A.M. Best Withdraws Ratings of Certain OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. Indirect Subsidiaries

Insurance News Net - On Dec. 23, 2014, OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. (Bermuda) [NYSE:OB] announced the closing of the sale of these entities to Trebuchet US Holdings, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Armour Group Holdings...

December 25, 2014 Aviation Officer Talent Pool

ReliefWeb - The îUnited Nationsî World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to end global hunger. Every day, WFP works around the globe to...

December 25, 2014 Russian oil firm Rosneft repays about $7bn in debt

The Irish Times - But the government is yet to decide how much money to give from the îNational Wealth Fundî, resulting in speculation last week - denied by Rosneft - that it was buying foreign currency on the...

December 25, 2014 Power plants paying more for emissions

Democrat and Chronicle - New York and the other eight states that participate in the îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî agreed last year to lower their individual caps with the hope of upping the price of allowances...

December 25, 2014 Brian Kelly Joins Vestrics Executive Team

ABC 13 - Prior to joining Vestrics, Mr. Kelly served as Partner and Global Practice Leader for Workforce Analytics & Planning at îMercerî, a leading global îconsultingî firm. Before...

December 25, 2014 Xiaomi to raise over $1 bn from investors including GIC

Zee News - All-Stars Investment is led by former Morgan Stanley analyst Richard Ji. GIC`s investment in Xiaomi comes after Singapore state investor îTemasekî îHoldingsî Pte Ltd bought a small stake in the...

December 25, 2014 RPT-Fear factor fades as global M&A hits seven-year high

Reuters - Chinese buyers had a particularly strong year in Europe, bankers said, targeting Germany's medium-sized manufacturing firms and îdistressed assetsî in Southern Europe. "China needs M&A to achieve true...

December 25, 2014 New quest: U.S. patent protection for cannabis seeds

the Cannabist - If the federal government ever drops its prohibition, or begins granting patents, industry watchers expect cannabis to be suddenly interesting to such mega-corporations as îMonsantoî, Philip...

December 25, 2014 Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signs Law on State Budget for 2015

Vestnik Kavkaza - The document, which will come into force on January 1, proposes that the state budget of îAzerbaijanî in 2015 will have revenues ... revenues in 2015 will amount to transfers from the îState...

December 25, 2014 UN bars visitor with 'Black Lives Matter' patch on coat

The Straits Times - îUNITED NATIONSî (REUTERS) - The îUnited Nationsî barred a visitor from entering the world body's headquarters last week because she was wearing a patch on her coat with the words...

December 25, 2014 Saudi- Sanofi reinforces local presence with factory opening in KAEC

MENAFN - (MENAFN - Arab News) Two years after the laying of the first stone Sanofi announced Wednesday the opening of its production facility in King Abdullah Economic City's (KAEC) Industrial Valley making it one of the first...

December 25, 2014 Breeders need to adapt to meet OSR production challenges

Farmers Guardian - Head of oilseed rape breeding for îMonsantoî in Europe Jean Pierre Despeghel explained how breeders had adapted to meet the challenges of the OSR market. Mr Despeghel said oilseed rape oil quality...

December 25, 2014 AuCourant is Business of the Year

Mercer Island Reporter - Today it is that and more, with The Den catering exclusively to men, and POSH, Barbâs wardrobe and image îconsultingî service,â said Chamber ... Hovsepian also supports...

December 25, 2014 Moody : Bahrain-Oman may mull debt issuance

4 Traders - Bahrain and Oman are likely to finance any increase in fiscal deficits next year through sovereign debt issuance, according to îMoodysî Investors Service. Of the two, Omans overall government finances are...

December 25, 2014 Fourth UN Staffer in Liberia Tested Positive for Ebola

KVNU - Pawel Gaul/iStock/Thinkstock(MONROVIA, Liberia) -- The îUnited Nationsî Mission in Liberia said Wednesday that a staff member has tested positive for Ebola. According to a statement from the mission, the...

December 25, 2014 Piper Jaffray Lowers Target Price On Ocwen Financial (OCN) Stock

bidnessetc.com - Piper Jaffray has also lowered the FY14/FY15 EPS estimates for the company from $2.29-2.9 to $2.2-2.25. îFitch Ratingsî Inc. also trimmed down the rating for Ocwen and its subsidiary Ocwen Loan...

December 25, 2014 N.Y. Fracking Decision Puts Spotlight on Gas-Drilling Revenue

The Bond Buyer - îFitch Ratingsî and Standard & Poor's both downgraded Pennsylvania in September, but added that the state could benefit from continued development of Marcellus Shale natural gas deposits....

December 25, 2014 Wolfeboro electric users to enjoy another month at lower rates

New Hampshire Lakes And Mountains - In September the town received a check for $35,240.58 as its share of auction proceeds from the îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî (RGGI). The funds are required to be passed...

December 25, 2014 UN chief Ban Ki-moon asks Sri Lanka to cooperate with war crimes probe

Economic Times - In a resolution adopted in March 2014 on 'Promoting reconciliation, îaccountabilityî and human rights in Sri Lanka', the United Nations Human Rights Council requested the UN High Commissioner for...

December 25, 2014 Flipkart receives $700 million in latest round of funding

Fone Arena - Rowe Price Associates and îQatar Investment Authorityî, along with existing investors: DST Global, GIC, ICONIQ Capital and Tiger Global, who also participated in this latest financing round. The company...

December 25, 2014 Media, key partner in risks reduction - Media Practitioner

Ghana News Agency - Mrs Gbeze made the call at the CLIM-WARN Second National Workshop organised by the Institute of Environment and Sanitation Studies, University of Ghana, Legon and sponsored by the îUnited Nationsî...

December 25, 2014 SEC: Debt Raters Bend Their Own Rules

Barron's - Moodyâs Corp. (MCO), and îFitch Ratingsî, or smaller services. One large company and four smaller firms didnât follow their own methodologies in determining ratings, the SEC said in its report,...

December 25, 2014 Getting creative' Qatar to launch chicken IPO in 2015

m.albawaba.com - Qatarâs government plans to lease 5.7 million square meters of land to private investors to develop a chicken farm for investors to buy into next year. The farm backed by Qatari investors will have capacity...

December 25, 2014 CRUISING: TRS Gets Exposure to Car Dealerships in America

swfinstitute.org - The Teacher Retirement System of Texas is allocating US$ 200 million for a 30.5% interest in a fund to get exposure to car dealerships across America. [Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute...

December 25, 2014 Credit Raters Seen Bending Own Rules, Says SEC

Financial Advisor Magazine - The report refers to the raters as either larger firms, such as McGraw Hill Financial Inc.âs Standard & Poorâs, Moodyâs Corp.âs Moodyâs Investors Service and...

December 25, 2014 Why Turkey is the new financial hub of Eurasia

Quartz - On the new products side, the exchange signed a cooperation agreement with îEthical Investment Research Servicesî Ltd. to create the BIST Sustainability Index, and it started calculating the BIST SME...

December 25, 2014 NCRI Leader Fights for Justice for Victims of Human Rights Violations in Iran

NewsBlaze - On December 18, 2014, the îUnited Nationsî General Assembly adopted the 61st resolution condemning the brutal and systematic violation of human rights in Iran Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the...

December 25, 2014 North Korea: No 'Physical Reaction' to New Film

New York Times - îUNITED NATIONSî â North Korea says it likely will have no "physical reaction," just condemnation, to the release of the comedy film "The Interview," which depicts the assassination of leader...

December 25, 2014 Culture cram: How you, too, can catch up on everything 2014 in 24 hours

Globe and Mail - 9:11 Ask trainer if there is gluten in cabbage. 9:12 Nod head knowingly when trainer says, âThanks to îMonsantoî, yes.â 9:13 Vow to go gluten-free. 9:22 Tell rotating cast of dudes in...

December 25, 2014 Brazil's Central Bank Raises Benchmark Interest Rate a Half Point to 11.75% -- Update

NASDAQ - BRASÃLIA--Brazil's Central Bank stepped up the pace of its monetary-policy tightening cycle Wednesday, ahead of a likely tough year for Latin America's largest economy, while suggesting future rate increases will...

December 25, 2014 JP Morgan Chase in talks to invest 1,200 crore in SpiceJet; Marans keen to make full exit

Economic Times - In his previous avatar as SpiceJet's boss, Singh had roped in Wilbur Ross, Goldman Sachs and Dubai-based investment firm îIstithmarî. These investors have since exited. Earlier in December the civil...

December 25, 2014 National report ranks Houston's housing market among the most overvalued

Chron - Three Texas cities have landed on a list of the most overvalued housing markets in the country. Revered financial information services firm îFitch Ratingsî has release its fourth-quarter Sustainable Home Price...

December 25, 2014 Spectra Energy Chairman, President and CEO Greg Ebel to Speak at 2014 Wells Fargo Securities Energy Symposium

utilitydive.com - HOUSTON , Dec. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectra Energy Corp (NY SE : SE) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Ebel will speak at the 2014 Wells Fargo Securities Energy Symposium on Wednesday,...

December 25, 2014 Switzerland Bets On Sustainable Investments

Institutional Investor - Both institutional and retail investors are showing heightened interest in socially responsible investing (SRI) funds, IPE reports citing Zürich-based research firm îonValuesî....

December 25, 2014 SEC cites lax practices at credit-rating firms

Pensions & Investments - The report refers to the raters as either larger firms, such as McGraw Hill Financial's Standard & Poor's, Moody's Investors Service and îFitch Ratingsî, or smaller ones, including...

December 25, 2014 Fitch Rates LA County Public Works Fin Auth Lease Revs 'A+'; Outlook Revised to Positive

Reuters - Fitch Rates LA County Public Works Fin Auth Lease Revs 'A+'; Outlook Revised to Positive îFitch Ratingsî has assigned an 'A+' rating to the following Los Angeles County Public Works Financing Authority (the...

December 25, 2014 Improving health through smarter cities: Debut of a major new global science collaboration

Eurek Alert - Leading the consortium of science and health organizations behind the new global Urban Health and Wellbeing Programme is the International Council for Science (ICSU), with co-sponsorship from the InterAcademy...

December 25, 2014 China Releases Draft Rules For $200B National Social Security Fund

chinamoneynetwork.com - Like our Facebook page and follow us now on Twitter @chinamoneypod. China's State Council announced a comprehensive set of rules governing the operation and management of the country's US$200 billion...

December 25, 2014 Phoenix area homes have Texas-sized overvaluation, study days

azcentral.com - Home prices in the Valley are the fifth-most overvalued among larger cities, and Arizona is among the six most overpriced states, says credit-researcher îFitch Ratingsî. The Fitch study lumps Phoenix...

December 25, 2014 Why Italy and investors are brushing off downgrade

Yahoo Finance - Italy has rejected îStandard and Poor'sî (S&P) downgrade of the country's sovereign credit rating to just above junk level, saying the government doesn't share the same concerns as the...

December 25, 2014 S&P Increases Unsolicited Ratings

The Wall Street Journal - Moodyâs Investors Service has issued âfew, if anyâ unsolicited corporate ratings this year, a spokesman said. A îFitch Ratingsî spokeswoman declined to specify how many...

December 25, 2014 Washington Health System gets early Christmas present

The Business Journal - Washington Health System received an early Christmas present Tuesday in the form of a bond ratings outlook upgrade from îFitch Ratingsî. Fitch affirmed the system's BBB+ rating on revenue bonds...

December 25, 2014 Rights Group Urges UN to Stop Nigerian Executions

ABC News - The Socio-Economic Rights and îAccountabilityî Project said Wednesday the courts-martial held in secret were "a mockery of justice" and ignored issues raised by the condemned men that "suggest lack of...

December 25, 2014 Medical detective work is next phase in Ebola fight

FOX News - Medical detective work will be the next big phase in the fight against Ebola when the îUnited Nationsî deploys hundreds of health workers to identify chains of infection as the virus passes from person to...

December 25, 2014 Hong Kong advances on OTC derivatives compliance

The Trade News - The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)and the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî (HKMA) have issued their findings following a joint public consultation on the mandatory reporting and record keeping...

December 25, 2014 Fitch Affirms Mercantil Commercebank in the US, Though Downgrading Venezuela Parent Mercantil Servicios Financieros

Latin American Herald Tribune - NEW YORK -- îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed the Long- and Short-term Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) of Mercantil Commercebank Florida Bancorp (MCFB) and its main subsidiary, Mercantil...

December 25, 2014 Local Networks in Africa and MENA Share Innovative Approaches to Promote Corporate Sustainability in the Region

The FINANCIAL - The first day of the Regional Meeting featured updates from the îUNî îGlobal Compactî and discussions around the latest developments in Local Network governance. Local Networks were asked...

December 25, 2014 McD's to reduce pesticide use in potato supply

TVNZ - The three investor groups teamed with îInvestor Environmental Health Networkî to engage McDonald's in talks about pesticide reduction. Dr. Richard Liroff, executive director at the îInvestor Environmental...

December 25, 2014 David Sarasohn: Portland's letter to Santa

OregonLive - Whatever you were thinking of giving îMonsantoî, they've probably already bought. We do have to say Portland's not the easiest place to get around; in fact, flying reindeer may be the most practical way....

December 25, 2014 The only cure for what plagues Russia

Financial Times - Gold reserves represent $45bn. The official reserves include the two sovereign wealth funds, the îNational Wealth Fundî ($82bn) and the Reserve Fund ($89bn), which are held by the finance ministry...

December 25, 2014 Release GAO Report Laying Out Gaps In U.S. Emergency Preparedness,

politicalnews.me - PoliticalNews.me - Dec 25,2014 - Casey, Carper, Collins, Begich, McCaul Release GAO Report Laying Out Gaps In U.S. Emergency Preparedness, Opportunities to Close Capability Gaps Government...

December 25, 2014 The UN: UN-Effective' - How To Fix The General Assembly

jobs.aol.com - UNICEF correspondent Chris Niles reports on the launch of the Education First initiative at îUnited Nationsî New York headquarters. The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the first...

December 25, 2014 SustainAbility Launches Transparency Reporting Tool

Environmental Leader - The îGlobal Reporting Initiativeî has also launched a new service to help improve the usability and transparency of data in sustainability reports. GRI says the Content Index Service is its most...

December 25, 2014 For Older Board Members, the Pressure to Move On

Wall Street Journal - The unit opposed the re-election of about 320 directors between March and June 2014, estimates Rakhi Kumar, its head of corporate îgovernanceî. State Street will not say which board members it...

December 25, 2014 Pension Fund Deficit: Still 26 Years From Solvency

Honolulu Civil Beat - But the state still has a long way to go â 26 years to be exact, based on the latest actuarial report for the îHawaii Employeesâ Retirement Systemî. And itâll take even longer...

December 24, 2014 UPS Delivering Wishes for the Holidays

DESCRIPTION:Atlanta, December 24, 2014/ 3BL Media/ - UPS? (NYSE: UPS) today launched?Your Wishes Delivered, a campaign designed to invite the public to share their wishes during the holidays. This year, the company will donate $1...

December 24, 2014 Helpful Holiday Green Home and Recycling Tips from NW&RA

SUMMARY:Here?s a few tips from the National Waste & Recycling Association on how to keep your home sustainable through the New Year and beyond. DESCRIPTION:It?s the most wonderful time of the year, and with the holiday...

December 24, 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility at Bank of America: Five Years Since the Crisis

by Andrew Plepler DESCRIPTION:One of the most important ? and frankly, challenging but rewarding ? parts of my job as head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Bank of America involves actively engaging with external...

December 24, 2014 Plunging Oil Prices: Dan Dicker Part I

DESCRIPTION:When it comes to global oil markets, the one thing that everyone agrees on is that it?s complex. The recent plunge in oil prices has many of us searching for explanations: Why has the price of oil dropped from over...

December 24, 2014 Corporate Responsibility Magazine Selects Ingersoll Rand for Most Improved Corporate Citizen List

DESCRIPTION:Davidson, N.C., Dec. 23, 2014 /3BL Media/?? Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine has ranked?Ingersoll Rand?(NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments,?on the...

December 24, 2014 FedEx and Trees for Troops Deliver Holiday Joy Across the Globe

By Jessica Kibling, FedEx Freight Communications DESCRIPTION:While many people gather with their loved ones to celebrate the holidays, some, like those serving in the military, spend the holidays oceans apart. But with the help...

December 24, 2014 International Holiday Party Captures Spirit of the Season

DESCRIPTION:The generosity and volunteer spirit of UTRC employees ensured yet another successful international Holiday Party, Thursday, Dec. 11, with employees contributing 113 new unwrapped toys, hundreds of dollars' worth of...

December 24, 2014 Are LEDs Bad For Your Health?

LEDside Chat DESCRIPTION:December 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ -'In this series of ?LEDside Chats? we will answer the question: Are LEDs bad for your health? In looking at answers to this question it becomes evident that some LEDs are,...

December 24, 2014 Below Industry Average, In a Good Way: Read More About Sappi's 40% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Intensity

SFPNA has had a major focus on the reduction of fossil fuels and the emissions associated with combustion. DESCRIPTION:We exceeded an aggressive five-year goal of a 40 percent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity in just...

December 24, 2014 Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Castanet - Mortgage firm îFreddie Macî reported last week that rates were averaging 3.8 per cent, the lowest level since May 2013. Sales of existing homes fell 6.1 per cent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.93...

December 24, 2014 Get ready: Foreclosed homeowners are baaaaack

Yahoo Finance - In fact, it may take seven years for a default to fall off a credit report, but îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî guidelines state that a borrower may be eligible in two to four years. In a...

December 24, 2014 Shortfalls in key skills prompt need for improvements in post secondary education sector

The Chronicle Herald - A high performing post-secondary education sector is a critical driver of economic performance and îsocialî well-being Toronto â On the eve of the second annual Skills and Post Secondary...

December 24, 2014 5 Recruitment Trends To Watch Out For 2015!

efytimes.com - Employers can improve companyâs brand image on îsocialî media platforms. 4. Gig Workforce According to the report by Freelancers Union and Elance-oDesk, 34 per cent of workers in US are...

December 24, 2014 Topic matches for "home sales"

The Roanoke Times - the mortgage giants îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî say. WASHINGTON (AP) â The U.S. economy kept expanding in October and November, helped by solid gains in consumer spending,...

December 24, 2014 Study of privatizing Kansas public pensions sought

The Wichita Eagle Kansas - The governor said last week that he is working on proposals for ensuring the long-term financial stability of the îKansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî. His comments followed...

December 24, 2014 Brownback working on pension, school plans

Kansas First News - The plan drew quick, bipartisan criticism because Brownback diverted $41 million for the îKansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî to general government programs. Those funds were promised under...

December 24, 2014 Local plumbers say Thanksgiving is a big day for mishaps

4 KTIV Siouxland's News channel - QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - The owner of Keck Plumbing says one of the main issues with Thanksgiving is the garbage disposal. David Keck says his company gets a lot of calls about backed up drains from...

December 24, 2014 2010: A year dominated by macro trends

Ethical Corporation Online - GRI is also advocating that îenvironmentî, îsocialî and governance reporting should be made ... the independent regulator responsible for promoting îcorporate...

December 24, 2014 North Korea Experts: Link to Sony Attack Difficult to Prove, Punish

Variety - âNorth Korea has continuously invited isolation and retaliation in the face of a persistent record of military and non-military provocations,â said Scott Snyder, senior fellow for Korea studies at the...

December 24, 2014 Late at night, Christie doing 2016 foreign policy homework

AOL - Christie has also met one-on-one or on the phone with officials, business leaders and academics, including former secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice and Henry Kissinger, and îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî...

December 24, 2014 How the Bush Dynasty Mirrors the Decay of the Republican Party

Alter Net - eastern-Harvard-Yale-country-club-îCouncil-on-Foreign-Relationsî commie dupes!â Bush strained to connect with the Birchers. He lambasted incumbent Democratic Senator Ralph Yarborough for voting to...

December 24, 2014 EM growth picking up but still below par, says IIF

Financial Times - Economic growth across emerging markets is expected to reach an annual rate of 3.9 per cent in the final quarter of this year, slightly up on the estimated 3.7 per cent in the third quarter, according to the...

December 24, 2014 Climate Investment Funds get $765 million injection

Reuters - The CIF, which gets its money from development banks and 14 donor countries, maintains five financing lines to 63 middle income and developing countries. The fresh money will help CIF expand to new countries and bridge...

December 24, 2014 Broadview Wins Corporate Citizenship Award

news.morningstar.com - âBroadview Networks personifies corporate îsocial responsibilityî,â said Kramer. âThey are a company that not only makes corporate commitments to hiring and supporting...

December 24, 2014 Kansas governor seeks 4 percent in spending cuts to balance budget

KELO - (Reuters) - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback on Tuesday called for steep budget cuts and fund transfers to plug a $280 million hole in the state's current budget. The Republican governor ordered 4 percent in spending cuts as...

December 24, 2014 Australia pledges $165 million to Green Climate Fund

Responding To Climate Change - Australia has announced that it will deliver AUS $200 million to the UNâs green bank. Foreign minister Julie Bishop announced the pledge to the Green Climate Fund, which amounts to US $165...

December 24, 2014 Mixed results for 2014 F&I predictions

Automotive News - Here is a look back at the five trends we watched in 2014 and how they fared. 1. Dealer reserve under fire The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî came on like gangbusters this year, sticking to...

December 24, 2014 Research and Markets: Analyzing the Biofuel Industry in Australia 2014

Financial Content - Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dbjzk9/analyzing_the) has announced the addition of the "Analyzing the Biofuel Industry in Australia" report to their offering. Australian...

December 24, 2014 German Market Fractionally Lower

Realtime Business News - The producer price index for the French market dropped 2.0 percent year-on-year, and slid 0.1 percent month-on-month. The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks was adding 0.14...

December 24, 2014 Idaho state worker retirement plan needs an overhaul

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. >...

December 24, 2014 Climate finance needs equity: report

m.thehindu.com - A new report from the îWorld Resources Instituteî (WRI) on equity and finance says by focusing on the capabilities of countries and communities, there can be progress on the equity concerns that have...

December 24, 2014 Spanish stocks - Factors to watch on Tuesday

Reuters - BANKIA, FCC FCC and Bankia want to sell the infrastructure group they own, Globalvia, to Malaysian sovereign wealth fund îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî and are set to enter exclusive talks, El Confidencial...

December 24, 2014 Zuckerberg's Love Affair With Xi Jinping

Forbes - Either way, understanding the future of China under Xi Jinping is worth a few minutes of every Americanâs time. This article originally appeared on the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsîâ Asia Unbound...

December 24, 2014 Bulldog LED Lighting asks the American consumer; do you know how we create jobs in the USA'

WRCB 3 Chattanooga - Bulldog LED Lighting is proud to manufacture in the USA. We ask one question of our American consumers. SAN CARLOS, Calif., Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bulldog LED Lighting is an Ambassador for American...

December 24, 2014 State Street Goes Green with New Low Carbon ETF

ZACKS - îState Street Global Advisorsî has filed for this ETF in late September and after receiving an approval, launched the product on November 28. The fund trades in the name of The SPDR MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target...

December 24, 2014 Hawaii's pension liability payoff time shortens

The Wichita Eagle Kansas - The report said it will take the îHawaii Employees' Retirement Systemî 26 years to become fully funded. That goal will be reached in 2040, instead of last year's prediction of 2041. The...

December 24, 2014 Is Clean Energy Adoption Driving Down Oil Prices'

Yahoo Finance - ALSO READ: The Best and Worst Run States in America: A Survey of All 50 Michael Liebreich, chairman of the advisory board at Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî, said in a press release Monday that perhaps...

December 24, 2014 Pike County Judge-Executive Speaks Out about Proposed Kentucky Power Rate Hike

WSAZ 3 - Rutherford spoke out Monday about a proposed 12 percent rate hike by Kentucky Power. Kentucky Power, a subsidiary of îAmerican Electric Powerî, is seeking a rate adjustment to fund increasing operating costs...

December 24, 2014 dpa-AFX: UK Market Advances, Smith & Nephew Surges

finanztreff.de - The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks was losing 0.15 percent, while the îStoxxî Europe 50 index, which includes some major U.K. companies, was unchanged. The FTSE 100...

December 24, 2014 Durban lessons

The Hindu - S. Vishwanath writes from the îWorld Water Weekî, a gathering of people in the water sector, now on in Stockholm, Sweden. The îWorld Water Weekî, a global gathering of people in the water...

December 24, 2014 HSBC's Morris: Tech Stocks 'Could Go Nuts' in 2015

Money News - And you ain't seen nothing yet, says Charlie Morris, head of absolute return for îHSBC Global Asset Managementî. "Tech could go nuts in 2015, as real rates normalize," he told CNBC. Near record-low...

December 24, 2014 Topic matches for "health care industry"

The Roanoke Times - WASHINGTON (AP) â Nearly 20 percent of U.S. consumers with credit records â 42.9 million people â have unpaid medical debts, according to a new report by the îConsumer Financial...

December 24, 2014 Foran Announces Closing Non-Brokered Flow-Through Financing for Proceeds of $1.6M

news.morningstar.com - the îNASDAQ Stock Marketî, or a stock exchange outside of Canada and the United States other than the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange or the PLUS market operated by...

December 24, 2014 USDA Offers Food Safety Tips for Cooking Thanksgiving Turkeys

The Alternative Press - WEST ORANGE, NJ - The United States Department of Agricultureâs (USDA) îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî (FSIS) has issued food safety recommendations on how to properly prepare a...

December 24, 2014 DSP Black Rock Dual Advantage Fund - Series 29 - 40M - Growth - Direct Plan

NDTV - Investment Objective The primary investment objective of the Schemes is to generate returns and seek capital appreciation by investing in a portfolio of debt and money market securities. The schemes also seek to invest a...

December 24, 2014 Proposed cuts could hit employees

The Morning Sun - However, the state plans to scale back its support for the îKansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî (KPERS), applying about $40.7 million toward balancing out a $278 million budget deficit. State...

December 24, 2014 PUBLICIS SUCCESSFULLY PRICES EUR 1.3 BILLION BOND ISSUE

GlobeNewswire - Paris, France, Dec. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Publicis Groupe (EURONEXT : PUB FP), rated Baa2 by Moody's and BBB+ by îStandard and Poor'sî (both with a stable outlook), announces that it has...

December 24, 2014 US new home sales slip 1.6 per cent in November; stronger job growth not boosting housing yet

Yahoo News Canada - Mortgage firm îFreddie Macî reported last week that rates were averaging 3.8 per cent, the lowest level since May 2013. Sales of existing homes fell 6.1 per cent to a seasonally adjusted annual...

December 24, 2014 dpa-AFX: European Markets Mixed On Christmas Eve

finanztreff.de - The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks was losing 0.19 percent, while the îStoxxî Europe 50 index, which includes some major U.K. companies, was unchanged. The French CAC 40...

December 24, 2014 Oil Falls as Dollar Slips From Five-Year High: China Shares Drop

Economia e Finanza con Bloomberg - The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index and Standard & Poorâs 500 Index and Dow futures were little changed at 11:20 a.m. in London. The ruble weakened after a three day advance....

December 24, 2014 Consent orders and the law of unintended consequences

Automotive News - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî quietly terminated a consent order with Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank last month, a contrast to the fuss it made in announcing the agreement in June 2013. At...

December 24, 2014 USDA Offers Hotline and Food Safety Tips for Thanksgiving Turkeys

The Alternative Press - WARREN, NJ - The United States Department of Agricultureâs (USDA) îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî (FSIS) has issued food safety recommendations on how to properly prepare a turkey...

December 24, 2014 U.S. stocks: Futures higher ahead of jobless claims data, after Dow 18,000

Inside Fidelity - Nasdaq 100 futures (NDH5) rose 5 points, or 0.1%, to 4,283. Investors will wrap up the trading day early, with both the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî closing at 1 p.m. Eastern...

December 24, 2014 Global Efficient Lighting Forum Convened to Address Accelerated Transition to Advanced Lighting Technologies

Evironmental Expert - The îGlobal Environment Facilityî was recognized for funding efficient lighting activities in more than 40 countries and regions worldwide. 'We are encouraged by the number of countries that have...

December 24, 2014 UN: Enough Ebola beds will be operating by Jan. 31

bigstory.ap.org - Dr. David Nabarro told the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî by videoconference from Geneva on Tuesday that there are going to be challenges to control the escalating outbreak in Sierra Leone, which has...

December 24, 2014 Hall High School Honor Roll for the First Marking Period

Patch - Amschel îRothschildî, Devan Roy, Elizabeth Salzman-Fiske, Yelena Samofalova, îBenjaminî Sandstrom, Hannah Shafer, Viktor Shcheglov, Melanie Sillman, Gabriella Silverman, Nathan Silverman, Robert...

December 24, 2014 Letters: The Christmas spirit

Longview Daily News - The îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî stated we have warmed 1.4 degrees since 1850s, so we have a ways to go considering many people think about 0.5 degrees is due to CO2 and the rest...

December 24, 2014 Fitch Affirms BSCMS 2007-PWR18

StreetInsider - Only the A3 note is securitized in this transaction. The loan transferred to îspecial servicingî in August 2012 and was modified in January 2013. The loan modification included an increased...

December 24, 2014 Fitch Takes Various Actions on JPMCC 2006-CIBC17

news.morningstar.com - The loan was transferred to îspecial servicingî in February 2011 and is currently real estate owned (REO). The property has suffered declining occupancy since 2011 resulting from tenant's...

December 24, 2014 "EU treats Serbia like its member"

b92.net - He used the occasion to point out that assistance to agriculture is one of key priorities for the EU, adding that that it is realized in cooperation with the United Nations and îFood and Agriculture Organization...

December 24, 2014 Newport Holds School Budget Flat

Valley News - Newport â The proposed school district warrant adopted by the School Board last night in a 5-0 vote includes a $17.8 million budget and a one-year teachersâ contract. The 10-article warrant will be...

December 24, 2014 Build greener to tackle climate change, Arab cities urged

Chicago Tribune - "This is no longer a luxury." The îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî projects hotter, drier and less predictable climate patterns across the region, which could reduce water run-off by 20 to...

December 24, 2014 Insight Vacations Celebrates Signature Year and Shares What's #Trending for Travel in 2015

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

December 24, 2014 Matt Hudson

FE Trustnet - Manager profile Matt Hudson is a member of the Cazenove Capital Pan-European Equity team at îSchrodersî, with responsibility for equity income portfolios. Matt manages the Cazenove UK Equity Income Fund...

December 24, 2014 5 Great ETFs for 2015

Kiplinger - Each quarter they collectively pick for this ETF the 20 companies with large and îsustainableî competitive advantages that ... Over the past four years, the îMSCIî Emerging Markets index has...

December 24, 2014 Investors expect higher stocks in 2015, but also turbulence

The State South Carolina's Homepage - Since then, Europe has teetered on the brink of recession. The Euro îStoxxî 50 index, the European equivalent of the Dow Jones industrial average, is up only 1 percent in 2014...

December 24, 2014 Guest Viewpoint

Investment Pensions Europe - Finlandâs îIlmarinenî now separates China equity holdings (A and H-shares), in its reports, and Denmarkâs AP Pension has boosted its China equity exposure to 5%, although it...

December 24, 2014 IEA members should not be on PERSI

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. >...

December 24, 2014 Greenhouse gas emissions idiocy (letter)

York Daily Record - Al Gore made a fortune on it and won the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî. Why did Al Gore win the Nobel peace prize over a 98-year-old polish lady who...

December 24, 2014 As Climate Impacts Accelerate, Speed of Mitigation Becomes Key

The Energy Collective - At the global level, the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî sent the same message. In the face of this news, the U.S. risks moving from climate denial to climate despair--that citizens...

December 24, 2014 Assistance by the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security to the Project in Liberia

en.starafrica.com - 2. The project is implemented by the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO), the United Nations Childrenâs Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Entity for Gender...

December 24, 2014 SEC's Stein says Bank of America waiver policy is 'breakthrough'

Reuters - Stein made her comments in a speech on Thursday at the îConsumer Federation of Americaî's financial services conference. Bank of America is the latest bank to get stuck in the middle of a tussle among the...

December 24, 2014 Fitch Affirms BLS's Commercial Special Servicer Rating

Market Watch - BLS, established in 1999, provides residential mortgage, small balance commercial, and commercial loan îspecial servicingî. Commercial loans represented approximately 10% of BLS's total servicing...

December 24, 2014 Climate change alarmism with a political twist

Deccan Herald - Caution Considering the quality of climate change reporting, especially in Europe, the credibility the public gives to the media is not justified, wri The îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî...

December 24, 2014 Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83

azcentral.com - Nichols himself would say that he identified with Hoffman's awkward, perpetually flustered îBenjaminî Braddock ... "Primary Colors" and "The Birdcage," adapted from the French farce "îLaî...

December 24, 2014 Two teens drown after falling through ice on farm pond

WLOX 13 - A northwest Missouri town is grieving following the deaths of two teenagers. The Andrew County Sheriff's Office says Andre Lance and Tyler Brandt, both 17, drowned in a farm pond Saturday night. Friends and teachers say...

December 24, 2014 Expert breaks down food illness prevention

9 WTVM - Chris Bernstein with USDA's îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî gives tips on preventing food-borne illnesses during Thanksgiving. (11/25/2014) Fire chief: Multi-million dollar lost Los Angeles Fire Chief...

December 24, 2014 Trade engine shifts down just as global growth needs a boost

investing.com - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Policymakers scrambling to keep the world economy from settling into the "new mediocre" of sluggish growth can no longer rely on global trade to do the heavy lifting. International trade...

December 24, 2014 Tootsie Roll Urged to Stop Marketing Junk Food Directly to Children

Center for Science in The Public Interest - and tooth decay to impressionable toddlers watching My Little Pony and Strawberry Shortcake is completely outside the boundaries of responsible corporate behavior,â said...

December 24, 2014 1MDB defends Cayman funds, says it benefited amid softening ringgit

Yahoo News Malaysia - The decision to invest billions of ringgit in funds abroad is a financially astute move, said î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB) today, adding that it has helped the company make substantial...

December 24, 2014 Major Companies to Help Set the Stage for Ambitious Climate Agreement in 2015

UN News Centre - Co-organized by the îUNî îGlobal Compactî, îUNî Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat and îUNî Environment Programme (UNEP) and placing a...

December 24, 2014 EPRI Announces 3 New Members of the Board of Directors

Insurance News Net - PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 6-- The îElectricî Power Research Institute issued the following news release: The îElectricî Power Research Institute (EPRI) announced that effective today...

December 24, 2014 TOM HARRIS: Taming the climate debate

Your Houston News - The climate controversy is one of the worldâs most important discussions. At stake are billions of dollars, countless jobs, and, if U.N. representatives now meeting in Peru are right, the fate of the...

December 24, 2014 Dalfen America Corp. Acquires Lockheed Martin Occupied Industrial Property

marketwired.com - Following a default by the building's previous owner, DAC purchased a non-performing mortgage note secured by the Class "A" Indianapolis facility from C3 îSpecial Servicingî. Located at 5101 Decatur...

December 24, 2014 Scrutinised officials frozen in headlights of anti-graft campaign

one.trust.org - In Hong Kong, where officials and their families sparked a heady retail boom, luxury spending dropped 14.7 per cent in the nine months to September, compared to the same period last year, according to a November...

December 24, 2014 Ratings revised

Gulf Daily News - LONDON: îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed National Bank of Bahrain's and BBK's long-term Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at 'BBB' and has revised the outlooks to negative from stable. Fitch has also...

December 24, 2014 Over 100 riders for Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Challenge Festival

wam.ae - with Emirates airline as the official carriers and sponsored by îInvest ADî, Tourism Development and Investment Company, îAbuî îDhabiî National Exhibition Centre, Al Rashid Investment,...

December 24, 2014 Oman- Panel signs MoU with OIEC to support South Batinah Logistics Area Project

MENAFN - Dec 23 2014 - Fitch affirms Kuwait's 'AA' rating, resilient to declining oil prices, Arab Times (MENAFN - Arab Times) îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed Kuwait's Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default...

December 24, 2014 Cedar Fair attendance up, but company still faces management dispute

The Morning Journal - This week, Cedar Fair announced that three proxy research firms, îPROXY Governanceî, Egan-Jones and Glass Lewis, have recommended unitholders vote against Q Investments' proposal to increase the...

December 24, 2014 Win The Lottery And The State Could Take More $$$

WOOD Radio - Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation adding additional îaccountabilityî within the lottery system by guaranteeing certain state debts are repaid before winnings are awarded. The new law streamlines...

December 24, 2014 Royal Caribbean Steaming Ahead Toward Global Emissions Standards

CNN Money - MIAMI, Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE/OSE: RCL) will retrofit 19 of its ships with advanced emissions purification (îAEPî) systems, underscoring its commitment to meet or...

December 24, 2014 Flowserve Corp (NYSE:FLS) publishes 2012-2013 Sustainability Report

reportalert.info - The report highlights information specific to FCD, EPD, IPD and our Foundries for various performance indicators and metrics, using the îGlobal Reporting Initiativeî (GRI) reporting framework and...

December 24, 2014 A.M. Best Assigns Ratings to National Title Insurance of New York Inc

Reading Eagle - OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 18, 2014--A.M. Best has assigned the financial strength rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and an issuer credit rating (ICR) of âaâ to Fidelity National Financial,...

December 24, 2014 CO2 emmissions to be cut by 125 mln tons in 2014: COP20

Xinhua News Agency - Speaking at a îUNî climate change conference in Lima, Lila Karbassi, head of Environment and Climate of the îUNî îGlobal Compactî, also called on the world's business...

December 24, 2014 S&P Capital IQ Initiates Coverage on ADVFN PLC in S&P Capital IQ Factual Stock Reports

HAWAII NEWS NOW - îNASDAQ Stock Marketî, New York Stock Exchange, New York Stock Exchange Indices, NSE India (beta), NYMEX Commodities Exchange, PLUS, OMX Nordic Exchange, Osaka Stock Exchange, OTC BB, Pink Sheets,...

December 24, 2014 Consumers Fare Better with Arbitration

American Banker Online - He goes on to urge the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî as well as Congress to ban the use of pre-dispute arbitration clauses in consumer contracts. In our view, readers should consider...

December 24, 2014 Ash Bathia raising capital for new venture

Inside FAC - Casualty direct and facultative market veteran and former îQBEî underwriter Ash Bathia has appointed Aon Benfield Securities to raise capital for an insurance start-up, sister title The Insurance Insider...

December 24, 2014 Wedgwood collection saved after campaign raises £15.75m

BBC - In 2010 the museum also went into administration, and in 2011 a high court judge ruled its collection could be sold to reimburse the îPension Protection Fundî. Alison Wedgwood, whose husband Tom is a direct...

December 24, 2014 Bingham McCutchen's Tokyo Outpost Absorbed, Plus More Lateral Moves

The American Lawyer - îMonsantoî snagged Bryan Cave litigator MOLLY JONES, elected to the firmâs partnership in St. Louis a year ago this month, as assistant general counsel for litigation at the agrochemical...

December 24, 2014 Blumenthal Applauds CFPB Action Against Predatory Lenders Targeting Military Servicemembers

politicalnews.me - (Hartford, CT) â U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) released the following statement after the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî (CFPB) took action against Freedom Stores, Inc.,...

December 24, 2014 DIARY - Today in Washington - Dec 24

Reuters - 0700/1200: The USDA issues weekly world rice price. 0830/1330: The Labor Dept. issues weekly Jobless Claims. 1000/1500: îFreddie Macî issues weekly U.S. mortgage rates. No set time: The Association of...

December 24, 2014 No deficiencies or weaknesses found in Wolfeboro audit

New Hampshire Lakes And Mountains - WOLFEBORO â Selectmen got good news from town auditors at their Aug. 1 meeting: "no deficiencies or weaknesses" were found during the auditors review of 2011 financial statements and the...

December 24, 2014 CFPB, American Express partner to promote savings

bankingexchange.com - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî will sponsor a Project Catalyst research pilot, in conjunction with American Express, to analyze the effectiveness of certain practices designed to...

December 24, 2014 Thomson Reuters Releases Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data on Global 500 Companies

StreetInsider - Data was gathered from self-reported GHG emissions data from businesses and from estimates pulled from Thomson Reuters îAsset4î â a leading provider of environmental, social and corporate...

December 24, 2014 Obama administration to investigate insurer bias

Becker's Hospital Review - According to the article, the îNational Association of Insurance Commissionersî is drafting a law that could serve as a model for states to regulate their networks. > 1862

December 24, 2014 More SAT test takers drop overall score

MS News Now - Brian Lynch with Pest Control Experts said this is the time of year spiders start trying to get in homes. Lawyer: Wilson resigned after chief's warning Former Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson's lawyer says...

December 24, 2014 U.S. Home Prices Rose More Than Expected in October

Bloomberg - ... measures transactions for single-family properties financed with mortgages owned or securitized by îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî. The measure, which doesnât include a median price...

December 24, 2014 Arker Buys 18-Buildings in South Bronx; Plans to Keep Them Affordable

The Wall Street Journal - Equity is coming in large part from the sale of tax credits through Wells Fargo & Co. Arker is getting debt financing from the sale of city Housing Development Corp. bonds with mortgage insurance...

December 24, 2014 Topic matches for "home sales"

The Roanoke Times - the mortgage giants îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî say. WASHINGTON (AP) â The U.S. economy kept expanding in October and November, helped by solid gains in consumer spending,...

December 24, 2014 Where to put your cash' A house or a stock

Yahoo News - Still, if you remove all forms of dividends and compare the îStandard and Poor'sî U.S. composite stock price index since 1871 and Shiller's own real U.S. home price index since 1890, the stock market...

December 24, 2014 Public, private partnership announce plans for Staten Island homes showpiece

Real Estate Weekly - îFreddie Macî will provide mortgage credit enhancement for approximately $38 million in financing. An additional $26 million in Low Income Housing Tax Credit equity will be provided by Wells...

December 24, 2014 A.M. Best sees negative rating pressure in the U.S. Non-Standard Auto Market.

wrin.tv - A.M. Best published a report on the U.S. Non-Standard Auto Market. Here Senior Financial Analyst Kenneth Tappen explains why he sees negative rating pressure in the segment, which could result in more merger and...

December 24, 2014 Markets Live: Rally takes a breather

Sydney Morning Herald - OzForex and îQBEî Insurance. âIn a subdued economic environment, those sectors providing staples or necessities should outperform those more sensitive to expansive forces, for similar...

December 24, 2014 Lame duck label doesn't fit Obama

CNN - including 473 civilians," according to the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî' Micah Zenko, citing State Department numbers. About 50 of these were authorized by Bush, and some 450 and counting by Obama. The...

December 24, 2014 Growing Group of Asset Managers Embrace the Adoption of Smart Beta

swfinstitute.org - In Europe, smart beta appears to be the fountainhead of growth for ETF products. In November, îState Street Global Advisorsî (SSgA) launched one of the first UCITS smart beta multi-factor funds. The...

December 24, 2014 EQT to increase transparency

bakken.com - Sam Kusic reports that EQT spokeswoman Linda Robertson said the company routinely prepares a corporate social responsibility (CSR) report for the îGlobal Reporting Initiativeî, a nonprofit organization...

December 24, 2014 Rules That Aided Ocwen Now Contribute to Woes

The Wall Street Journal - While state-level regulators and the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî have some power over such non-bank mortgage servicers âmany of them are not currently subject to prudential...

December 24, 2014 Analysis: Despite global economic slowdown, Kazakhstan unveils massive investment program

United Press International - In times of austerity, most governments cut back expenditures and raise taxes. Kazakhstan is following a different path. Despite reduced income due to falling oil prices, President Nursultan...

December 24, 2014 Australia shares slightly higher as iron ore slump offsets U.S. fervour

Yahoo Finance UK and Ireland - Insurer îQBEî, which has significant interests in the U.S., led large financials higher, gaining 0.9 percent, while National Australia Bank rose 0.5 percent and Australia New Zealand...

December 24, 2014 GSA touts benefits of internal crowdsourcing efforts

Fierce Government - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî also recently developed an open-source technology platform it's using to manage the agency's internal crowdsourcing efforts. The code is available on...

December 24, 2014 ECMC Channels Corinthian as It Learns the Tricks of the For-Profit College Trade

Main Street - The first may come from the federal government -- either the Department of Education or the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî could present legal challenges. But some of the first may come from...

December 24, 2014 Mixed results for 2014 F&I predictions

Automotive News - Here is a look back at the five trends we watched in 2014 and how they fared. 1. Dealer reserve under fire The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî came on like gangbusters this year, sticking to...

December 24, 2014 Södra to establish sustainability unit

Lesprom Network - This process will also involve a gradual adaptation of working methods in line with the îGlobal Reporting Initiativeî (GRI). Södra aims to implement reporting according to the GRI's G4...

December 24, 2014 For Older Board Members, the Pressure to Move On

Wall Street Journal - The unit opposed the re-election of about 320 directors between March and June 2014, estimates Rakhi Kumar, its head of corporate îgovernanceî. State Street will not say which board members it...

December 24, 2014 Delamaide: Lobbyists losing disclosure war

13newsnow.com - American companies with international operations increasingly are following the lead of European and other global companies in adopting sustainability reporting frameworks like the îGlobal Reporting...

December 24, 2014 Yes, North Korea Has an Internet... And it Crashed on Monday

Townhall Finance - North Korea has made no comment about the outages. North Korea-îUnited Nationsî: Today the UN Security Council began consideration of the General Assembly resolution urging the Security Council to...

December 24, 2014 Create a smoky eye look

American-Republican - This will help you achieve a sharp, îclean edgeî. 3. Apply warm-toned eye shadows to the crease, using a blending brush in windshield wiper motions. I focus lighter shades from inner corner to...

December 24, 2014 Oil Falls as Dollar Slips From Five-Year High: China Shares Drop

Economia e Finanza con Bloomberg - The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index and Standard & Poorâs 500 Index and Dow futures were little changed at 10:05 a.m. in London. The ruble weakened after a three day advance....

December 24, 2014 China Walks Fine Line in Defending North Korea

China Digital Times - At the îUnited Nationsî yesterday, China and Russia voted unsuccessfully to oppose a debate at the Security Council over the human rights situation in North Korea, an issue which has again been...

December 24, 2014 The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

Small Business Yahoo - 9. The îUnited Nationsîâ disaster chief has warned of more natural catastrophes in the coming decades. 10. At least 100 people were stranded by floods at a resort in a Malaysian national...

December 24, 2014 Yuan trade surge shows Hong Kong role intact, says financial expert

themalaymailonline.com - Banks in Hong Kong handled 5 trillion yuan (RM2.7 billion) of trades settled in the Chinese currency in the last 10 months, up 73 per cent from a year earlier, Chan told reporters in Beijing yesterday....

December 24, 2014 Have World Bank loans helped to meet DESD 2005-2015 goals to eradicate poverty'

Philstar - Inventory of îeducationî projectsin the Philippines after martial law May I review the public and the WB Senior îEducationî Specialist and Project Team Leader Lynette Perez, how the UNESCO...

December 24, 2014 Much work needed on climate change

Stroud News and Journal - MADAM â On the second of November, the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, or IPCC, published its Synthesis Report. This summarise some five years work from two thousand...

December 24, 2014 U.S. Stocks Rise; Dow Ends Above 18000

Wall Street Journal - European stocks rose, with the îStoxxî Europe 600 index up 0.6%. An outlier was the Greek market, where stocks fell after the Greek parliament failed to elect a president for the second time. In...

December 24, 2014 Sports review of 2014: October

Sporting Life - England head coach Stuart Lancaster confirmed Chris Robshaw would remain captain and included uncapped Bath winger Semesa Rokoduguni in his squad for November's îQBEî Internationals. Chris Froome...

December 24, 2014 Mortgage Rates Are Expected to Climb to 5.4% by Late 2015

The Street - That's up from about 3.8% now, according to îFreddie Macî. Must Read: 5 Money Lessons You Can Learn From Watching Your Favorite Holiday Movies Blame the Fed, which is expected to start raising interest...

December 24, 2014 Why politics will dominate 2015: Losers and winners in this maddening new era

CITY A.M. - Dr John C Hulsman is senior columnist at City A.M. He is a life member of the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî, and author of Ethical Realism, The Godfather Doctrine, and Lawrence of Arabia, To Begin the...

December 24, 2014 Happy New Year' Global Growth Forecasts May Be Raised for Once

News Max - At hedge fund SLJ Macro Partners LLP in London, co-founder Stephen Jen talks of a âconverge upâ scenario in which the U.S. leads the world rather than a âconverge downâ îenvironmentî...

December 24, 2014 Google self-driving car prototype ready to try road

MSN - Agence France-Presse (AFP) Under fire over its billion ringgit funds parked at the Cayman Islands, î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB) today said repatriating it back to Malaysia would have exposed the money...

December 24, 2014 UNH-produced milk is the cat's meow

NewHampshire.com - DURHAM, N.H. (AP) â A dairy center at the University of New Hampshire has received recognition by the Dairy Farmers of America. An aggregation of NH information by the staff and audience of the New...

December 24, 2014 Informal capital controls arrest Russian ruble's slide

Reuters - Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday that Russia risks deep recession. îStandard and Poor'sî ratings agency said it was putting the country's credit outlook on creditwatch with negative...

December 24, 2014 Housing in uneven recovery as existing home sales drop

Providence Business News - The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage was 3.80 percent in the week ended Dec. 18, according to îFreddie Macî in McLean, Virginia. Thatâs the lowest level since May 2013, when...

December 24, 2014 The Dow Closes Above 18,000; Europe Up Strongly Too

Barron's - According to Bloomberg, stocks in Europe climbed for a sixth day amid better-than-expected U.S. economic-growth data. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index rose 0.6 percent to 344.06 at the close of trading. It...

December 24, 2014 U.S. New Home Sales Fall in November

Wall Street Journal - Meanwhile, mortgage rates have retreated after rising last year. The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has slipped below 4%, according to îFreddie Macî. Several factors could be holding back...

December 24, 2014 Renting Less Affordable Than Buying in Most U.S. Markets, but Not Where Millennials Are Moving the Most

Financial Content - In calculating average house payments, fixed 30 year mortgage rates were obtained from îFreddie Macî for every month. It was assumed that the average borrower would make a 20 percent down payment,...

December 24, 2014 4 Ways Your Grocery Store Manipulates You and How to Avoid It

Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Have you ever walked into a grocery store and taken a good look around' The next time youâre there take note of the carefully placed displays, the music thatâs playing, and even the paint on the...

December 24, 2014 Dow Average Tops 18,000 on U.S. Economy as Bonds Retreat

Businessweek - A plunge in biotechnology shares sent the Nasdaq 100 Index down 0.3 percent. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index rose a sixth day, its longest rising stretch since April. Yields on 10-year Treasuries climbed...

December 24, 2014 Gildan to invest in knitting facilities

knittingtradejournal.com - Montreal - Gildan Activewear will invest up to US$400 million in the 2015 fiscal year with most of the expenditure covering new yarn spinning facilities as well as further investment in the the Rio...

December 24, 2014 New-Home Sales in U.S. Unexpectedly Fall to Four-Month Low

Businessweek - The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage was 3.80 percent in the week ended Dec. 18, according to îFreddie Macî in McLean, Virginia. Thatâs the lowest level since then-Fed Chair Ben Bernanke...

December 24, 2014 Topic matches for "health care industry"

The Roanoke Times - WASHINGTON (AP) â Nearly 20 percent of U.S. consumers with credit records â 42.9 million people â have unpaid medical debts, according to a new report by the îConsumer Financial...

December 24, 2014 Management Accountant - Reduced Hours

gaapweb.com - This position is 4 days a week, or hours can be split over 5 days depending on candidates. Part-Qualified/Qualified/îQBEî candidates considered. The Role This is a newly created role where the Management...

December 24, 2014 AN OPEN LETTER TO THE COMMUNITY

New Pittsburgh Courier - If we, the police, are to regain legitimacy, we must assure those calling for change that we hear and understand them, and are committed to police îaccountabilityî. Some of those calling for...

December 24, 2014 GKN PLC - Holding(s) in Company

istock Analyst - TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES 1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached: GKN plc 2. Reason for the notification: (please state...

December 24, 2014 Why Ocwen Financial And Altisource Portfolio Are Down Double-Digits

Yahoo Finance - Shares Crushed By Investigations Ocwen had already been hit by a $2.1 billion settlement with the U.S. îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî (CFPB), and was also reeling from the delay and the...

December 24, 2014 DBRS founder reaches deal to sell agency

4 - TORONTO - DBRS is being acquired by two U.S. private equity firms, îthe Carlyle Groupî and Warburg Pincus, in a move that the debt-rating agency says will put it on solid footing to pursue global expansion. "While...

December 24, 2014 US Stock Futures Edge Higher Ahead Of Economic Data

Benzinga - Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index climbed 5.25 points to 4,297.00. A Peek Into Global Markets European markets were higher today, with the Spanish Ibex Index gaining 0.38%, îSTOXXî Europe 600 Index rising...

December 24, 2014 How To Donate Bitcoin To Charity And Get A Big Tax Deduction

Forbes - Bryan K. Clontz, CFP®, CLU, ChFC, CAP CAP, îAEPî, is the founder and President of Charitable Solutions, LLC, specializing in the receipt and liquidation of non-cash donations to charity. He...

December 24, 2014 Sprint : accused of billing for unwanted services

4 Traders - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî said Wednesday it has sued the telecom company over billing for unauthorized charges, a practice known as "cramming." The agency said Sprint failed to oversee...

December 24, 2014 Race and the Financing of Car Loans

Wall Street Journal - Further, Mr. Jenkins attacks the way that the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî (CFPB) determines whether discrimination has occurred, but bases his objection on a study funded by a trade...

December 24, 2014 Dealing with medical debt: Part 2

Michigan State University - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî (CFPB) estimates that of the 43 million consumers who have debt in collections, they also have medical debt. Unmanaged debt can negatively impact...

December 24, 2014 "EU treats Serbia like its member"

b92.net - He used the occasion to point out that assistance to agriculture is one of key priorities for the EU, adding that that it is realized in cooperation with the United Nations and îFood and Agriculture Organization...

December 24, 2014 Interim FC (3 months possible permanent role)

gaapweb.com - Ideally my client is looking for a qualified accountant but would consider îQBEî. This role is due to start early in January so please only apply if you have a short notice period. Farrer Barnes Ltd does...

December 24, 2014 Insurers Take Aim At IUL Ilustrations

Insurance News Net - WASHINGTON â A coalition of three large insurance companies is urging the îNational Association of Insurance Commissionersî (NAIC) to act promptly to adopt a realistic regulation governing...

December 24, 2014 Asset Managers, Activists Urge Companies to Adopt Director Tenure Policies

4 Traders - The unit opposed the re-election of about 320 directors between March and June 2014, estimates Rakhi Kumar, its head of corporate îgovernanceî. State Street will not say which board members it voted...

December 24, 2014 Hertz and Green Mountain are big market movers

Washington Post - NEW YORK â Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: NYSE Chesapeake Energy Corp., up $1.87 to $20.29 The energy...

December 24, 2014 Mahasiswa sedia ruang debat isu 1MDB, kata Fahmi Zainol

Yahoo News Malaysia - Kumpulan aktivis mahasiswa Universiti Malaya (UM) sanggup untuk menyediakan ruang pentas debat untuk syarikat pelaburan negara, î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB) menjelaskan kedudukannya...

December 24, 2014 Readers share thoughts on education funding, justice and Kansas lawmakers

The Kansas City Star - I hope this will help the Koch brothers weather the drop in gas prices. Then thereâs the cut to the îKansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî of $40 million. The fund was just saved by...

December 24, 2014 Why the News Stories About Sanctioning Israel'

News Week - Elliott Abrams is Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî. This piece first appeared on the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî site. > 1862

December 24, 2014 Royal Caribbean Cruises instigates environmental protection measures across 19 ships

Travel Weekly - Advanced emissions purification (îAEPî) systems â commonly known as scrubbers â will be retrofitted to remove more than 97% of the sulphur dioxide emissions generated by the ships' diesel...

December 24, 2014 Md Attorney General to Join DC Law Firm

WBOC - Christmas is less than a week away but many people in Sussex County are waiting to do their shopping at the last minute hoping to grab end-of-the-season bargains.More Christmas is less than a week away but many people in...

December 24, 2014 Italy and ECB to face crunch credit rating review on March 27

Reuters - DBRS, which announced the review date on Friday, is the only agency apart from îStandard and Poor'sî, Moody's and Fitch used by the ECB to judge the quality of bonds that commercial banks provide as...

December 24, 2014 Petition asks lawmakers to not cut into KPERS

KSN TV - âThe Kansas legislature must keep its commitment to fully fund KPERS (îKansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî) and must not use it as a slush fund for the stateâs economic shortfall.â...

December 24, 2014 Build greener to tackle climate change, Arab cities urged

Reuters - CAIRO (îThomson Reutersî Foundation) - Cities in the Arab region should introduce stronger standards for green building and promote îsustainableî communities if they are to have a chance of...

December 24, 2014 Vodafone and Ericsson deploy first Radio Dot System at Dutch University

PR Inside - * Vodafone becomes the first operator in the world to commercially deploy Ericsson Radio Dot System at Radboud University * Ericsson Radio Dot System allows quick indoor deployment and most efficient integration into...

December 24, 2014 5 Innovators That Transformed the Climate Change Battle in 2014

Triple Pundit - But in September, members of the îClimate Disclosure Standards Boardî (CDSB) agreed to start disclosing climate change information in annual reports and other corporate statements. The 40-plus member...

December 24, 2014 Royals display common touch on NYC visit

Times-Herald - NEW YORK (AP) â On their U.S. visit, Prince William and his wife, Kate, stepped back from their royal roles, mingling with commoners and not relying on their entourage for everything. Here's a quick look at...

December 24, 2014 State's largest public pension fund sees investment gains but shortfall remains

The Republic - The îIowa Public Employees' Retirement Systemî says in a Wednesday news release the fund had $28 billion as of the end of June. Actuaries for Cavanaugh MacDonald Consulting say the plan was funded at...

December 24, 2014 Ayala Land among Asia's top 100 sustainable companies

Yahoo News Singapore - Touted as the first of its kind in Asia, the list was assembled from research provided by îSustainalyticsî. The award-winning firm, involved in sustainable investment research, addressed three...

December 24, 2014 Royal Caribbean Cruises Toward Emissions Standards

Environmental Leader - Royal Caribbean Cruises will retrofit 19 of its ships with advanced emissions purification (îAEPî) systems, which will remove more than 97 percent of the sulfur dioxide emissions generated by...

December 24, 2014 Packing plant workers say pace brutal

Lincoln Journal Star - A Lincoln judge sent a 74-year-old man to prison Thursday for his 15th drunken driving conviction and driving while his license was revoked on⦠A Lincoln dentist pleaded no contest Thursday to...

December 24, 2014 Economic and Strategy Viewpoint 2014/12

Finanzen - Die Strategen von îSchrodersî blicken diesen Monat auf das vergangene Jahr, insbesondere auf die geopolitischen Risiken und die Entwicklung des US-Dollar. Die globalen Themen für 2015 bilden...

December 24, 2014 Europe midday: Stocks rise despite uncertainty in Greece

Hargreaves Lansdown - From a sectoral perspective, the best performing industrial groups within the DJ îStoxxî 600 were: construction (1.02%), retail (0.75%) and utilities (0.62%). Acting as a backdrop, data out from...

December 24, 2014 Greenbacks for Green Ideas

CSR Wire - ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 23 /îCSRwireî/ - The Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing of North America (TEMA), in partnership with The...

December 24, 2014 European Stocks Lifted by U.S. Strength

NASDAQ - European stocks markets started on the front foot this morning following U.S. equities hitting record highs Monday. The îStoxxî Europe 600 index is up 0.23% at 342.8, reflecting similar gains across Europe's...

December 24, 2014 European stocks higher, but Nutreco hurt after deal breaks down

Market Watch - The îStoxxî Europe 600 (STX:XX:SXXP) picked up 0.6% to end at 344.06, led by industrial, consumer staples and discretionary shares. Decliners on Tuesday included Nutreco NV (EAM:NL:NUO) . Its shares sat...

December 24, 2014 Hundreds of Thousands Call on FCC to Halt 'Disastrous Merger'

eNews Park Forest - In addition to the thousands of individuals who voiced their opposition to the $45 billion media mega-merger, over 600,000 comments were submitted by advocacy groups Common Cause and îConsumers...

December 24, 2014 MART employee comes to agreement on wage reimbursement

Lowell Sun - FITCHBURG -- While îMontachusett Regional Transit Authorityî Administrator Mohammed Khan is still fighting against what the state says he owes for receiving a public pension and salary at the same time,...

December 24, 2014 Global 500 firms account for 10% of global emissions

Blue & Green Tomorrow - director of îSustainabilityî at îThomson Reutersî and co-author of the report. âWhile we hope this report accelerates the discussion related to greenhouse gas reductions...

December 24, 2014 Market Research Report on the Wireless M2M & IoT Bible 2014 - 2020 Share and Forecast

Digital Journal - îAEPî and Application Development Platforms, ADP), Integration Services and Enabling Technologies, across six regions. The report segments wireless M2M connections and associated service revenue...

December 24, 2014 Hydro Power Gives Michigan a Renewable Energy Advantage

Heartland - Continuing to harness the power of îwaterî and gravity, Michigan now has dozens of small ... 1.5 million birds and bats in the United States each year. Earlier this year, îEPAî announced plans...

December 24, 2014 What's worse than geoengineering the climate'

The Ecologist - Knee-jerk use of technologies that haven't been researched scares me a lot. Within the recent îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) AR5 report are a number of 'scenarios' of carbon dioxide...

December 24, 2014 Women Baby Boomers Unready for Retirement

WCAX-TV - This article was originally distributed via SproutNews. SproutNews, WorldNow and this Site make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. Thousands of women baby boomers are retiring every week, but many...

December 24, 2014 TripAdvisor fined by Italian Antitrust Authority

CIO - The Federalberghi hoteliersâ association, which complained to AGCM together with the National îConsumersâ Unionî, welcomed the verdict, saying users had a right to be sure that the reviews they read...

December 24, 2014 Climate Investment Funds get $765 mln injection

Reuters - The CIF, which gets its money from development banks and 14 donor countries, maintains five financing lines to 63 middle income and developing countries. The fresh money will help CIF expand to new countries and bridge...

December 24, 2014 Financial Services Policy During The (Not So) Lame Duck

Law 360 - Those financial regulators, including the nascent îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî, have in turn produced tens of thousands of pages of new... To view the full article, register now. > 1862

December 24, 2014 Amino acid substitutions in hemagglutinin of the 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1) viruses that might affect the viral antigenicity

7th Space - A total of 124 îconvalescentî serum samples collected from patients naturally infected during 3 epidemic waves were employed as tools to investigate for antigenic change in HA of these 10 circulating...

December 24, 2014 Man arrested in Claremont after Vermont shooting, chase

NewHampshire.com - CLAREMONT â A Vermont man shot by police in Windsor, Vt., Sunday afternoon, was arrested later in Claremont after a chase. Jose Burgos, 34, of White River Junction, Vt., was taken to Dartmouth-Hitchcock...

December 24, 2014 Dow Average Tops 18,000 for First Time on U.S. Economic Growth

MSN - The Nasdaq 100 Index retreated 0.1 percent as biotechnology shares in the gauge plunged a second day. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index increased 0.6 percent for its sixth gain in the longest winning streak since...

December 24, 2014 Indonesian Stocks to Beat Peers in 2015: JPMorgan

thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com - Jakarta. New York-based brokerage JPMorgan Chase expects Indonesian stocks to outperform their peers in Asia next year, citing positive sentiment toward the governmentâs policy of supporting...

December 24, 2014 Oil price plunge and clean energy - The real impact

Nano werk - (Nanowerk News) The collapse in world oil prices in the second half of 2014 will have only a moderate impact on the fast-developing low-carbon transition in the world electricity system, according to research firm...

December 24, 2014 Construction work to close the East lane of Convent Ave between Iturbide & Grant St.

KGNS - LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) - îAEPî will need to perform maintenance work that will start by nine at night and continue until six in the morning on Wednesday, December 24th. The West Lane of Convent will be open for...

December 24, 2014 Kimco Realty to Acquire Partner's Interest in 39-Property Kimstone Portfolio

Benzinga - valuation and risks related to our joint venture and îpreferred equityî investments, (x) valuation of marketable securities and other investments, (xi) increases in operating costs, (xii) changes in the...

December 24, 2014 Rand recovers but remains vulnerable

sabc.co.za - The power crunch could see another credit downgrade for South Africa when Fitch and îStandard and Poor'sî issue their latest reviews on Friday. In all, the rand has fallen more than 9% against the dollar...

December 24, 2014 Iowa PERS seeks independent audit, evaluation of actuary

Pensions & Investments - îIowa Public Employeesâ Retirement Systemî, Des Moines, is searching for a firm to provide actuarial audit services. The $27.7 billion pension fund seeks an independent audit and...

December 24, 2014 The 24 Most Impressive People Of 2014

Small Business Yahoo - But heâs had most success with his stakes in Allergan and îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî. Mary Barra took the helm of GM and helped it get through a major crisis relatively...

December 24, 2014 HMG Strategy Applauds CIO Thought Leaders of 2014; Reveals CIO Agenda Predictions for 2015

Yahoo Finance - Timothy Kasbe, COO, Gloria Jeans Company; Robert Lux, CIO, îFreddie Macî; Elinor MacKinnon, Managing Director & CIO, Esurance; Timothy McCabe, SVP & CIO, Delphi; Stuart McGuigan, CIO, Johnson...

December 24, 2014 CORRECTION FROM SOURCE: Dalfen America Corp. Acquires Lockheed Martin Occupied Industrial Property

Financial Content - DAC purchased the non-performing mortgage note secured by the Class "A" Indianapolis facility from C3 îSpecial Servicingî and subsequently took possession of the asset through voluntary...

December 24, 2014 UPDATE: Three reasons why Europe is the place -2-

news.morningstar.com - The risks: Stay away from the U.K. Year-end targets for the îStoxxî Europe 600 Firm îStoxxî 600 target Upside from current level* GBP/USD target Change from current level* Goldman...

December 24, 2014 Minimum Income: What You Should Know About The Idea That Could Revolutionize The 21st Century

The Huffington Post - If designed properly, a single, universal plan to support low-income Canadians would remove the âwelfare wallâ that keeps some people dependent on îsocialî assistance, Hodgson argued...

December 24, 2014 Early Data Suggests Potentially Severe Flu Season

cdc.gov - Early data suggests that the current 2014-2015 flu season could be severe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges immediate vaccination for anyone still unvaccinated this season and recommends prompt...

December 24, 2014 Taylor, Ronholm Praise Food Safety Educators

Food Safety News - In addition to the work of regulators such as FDA and USDAâs îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî (FSIS), plus industry, an important aspect of the battle against foodborne illness is ensuring...

December 24, 2014 Kevyn Orr: Detroit's financial emergency over

Times-Herald - DETROIT (AP) â Detroit's emergency manager says the city no longer will be in a financial emergency when it officially exits bankruptcy. Kevyn Orr tells Gov. Rick Snyder in a letter Tuesday that he has...

December 24, 2014 How to feast safely on Thanksgiving

Record-Courier - The U.S. Department of Agricultureâs îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî is issuing food safety recommendations on how to properly prepare a turkey to make sure yours is both delicious and safe...

December 24, 2014 Bitreserve Crossborder Equity Crowdfunding Shows Growing Power of Raising Capital Online

crowdfundinsider.com - The current offer is a B round for îpreferred equityî. On Venovate the minimum investment stands at $20,000. This follows a successful A round where the company was valued at $45 million â...

December 24, 2014 European stocks ending up on the day. US stocks are mixed.

ForexLive (blog) - The European stock market is ending up on the day. The France CAC index is up the most at 1.42%. The Euro îStoxxî index is up 1.19%. and the German Dax is up 1.19%. In the US, the Dow Jones is up on...

December 24, 2014 Popularity of Outpatient Surgery Centers Leads to Questions About Safety

HCP live - Lisa McGiffert, director of îConsumers Unionîâs Safe Patient Project, has a significantly less rosy view than Shapiro. Surgery centers, she said, largely operate under a patchwork of state laws of...

December 24, 2014 IEA reports that fossil fuels industry receives $500b in subsidies

Biofuels Digest - Bloomberg reports that the International Energy Agency reports that the fossil fuels industry receives $500 billion a year in subsidies, and is holding back investment in cleaner forms of energy. Oil, coal and...

December 24, 2014 Kansas Pension-Bond Plan Revived Amid Budget Strain: Muni Credit

Businessweek - Starting next month, workersâ contributions to the îKansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî will increase to 6 percent of their salaries from 5 percent. About 281,000 people pay into the...

December 24, 2014 MBNA Enhances Platinum Credit Card with Lower Fee

Bloomberg - MBNA Enhances Platinum Credit Card with Lower Fee PR Newswire CHESTER, England, December 23, 2014 CHESTER, England, December 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MBNA Platinum card offers eligible new customers zero percent per...

December 24, 2014 DIY New Year's Eve Banner

Examiner - Cut out the traced numbers and heat up the glue gun. If you are having a difficulty cutting a perfectly îclean edgeî on the inside of the numbers, such as 0 do not worry as slightly imperfect edges will be...

December 24, 2014 Man wins tickets to Georgia rivalry game, still needs ride

MS News Now - An Albany man was recognized for his community service with tickets to this weekend's rivalry game between Georgia and Georgia Tech. Ervin Fulton, who's legally blind, not only gets to go to the game, but will be...

December 24, 2014 Archer Daniels Midland : A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Agrinational Insurance Company and ADM Insurance Company

4 Traders - A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit ratings of âa-â of Agrinational Insurance Company (Agrinational) (Burlington, VT) and its wholly owned...

December 24, 2014 Wisconsin still missing an ingredient in the start-up stew

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - We have some encouraging signs. The state has established a $25 million fund of funds, and WARF and the îState of Wisconsin Investment Boardî created the $30 million 4490 Ventures. Venture...

December 24, 2014 Credit Raters Said to Bend Own Rules in Annual SEC Report

Bloomberg - The îFinancial Crisis Inquiry Commissionî blamed the firms for awarding top credit grades to risky mortgage bonds, helping ignite the worst recession since the Great Depression. To contact the editors...

December 24, 2014 UPDATE 2-Ruling on Illinois pension reform law due Friday

Reuters - (Recasts with Friday ruling, attorney arguments; changes dateline; previous CHICAGO) Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John Belz, who heard oral arguments for and against the state's pension reform law on Thursday,...

December 24, 2014 CIOs Ignore the NIST Cybersecurity Framework at Their Own Peril

The Wall Street Journal - On December 5, 2014, the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî (NIST, part of the Commerce Department) issued an update to its âFramework for Improving Critical...

December 24, 2014 Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners - WJHL.com

wjhl.com - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî said Sunday that packages of Kraft's "Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners" may instead contain the company's "Classic Cheese Dogs." The...

December 24, 2014 Cash Dividend On The Way From General Cable (BGC)

The Street - According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, BGC makes up 2.85% of the First Trust NASDAQ îClean Edgeî Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Fund ETF (GRID) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day...


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