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June 13, 2014 AGRION to Host Energy & Sustainability Industry Conference in New York City on June 11 & 12

Source: AGRION

AGRION, a global business network for energy, cleantech & sustainability, will host “Disrupt 100+” in NYC this June, featuring 2 days of thought leadership, seminars, tours and technology expositions from leading organizations...[more]

June 2, 2014 Sustainable Brands® Opens Entry for Startup Business Competition at SB’14 San Diego

Source: Sustainable Brands

Sustainable Brands® recently opened entry for the internationally known startup business competition Sustainable Brands Innovation Open(SBIO), which will take place at the SB’14 San Diego conference, June 2-5 2014. This...[more]

May 29, 2014 TBLI CONFERENCE™ USA 2014

Source: TBLI

Setting the tone for further discussion and learning in 16 conference workshops, two topics have been singled out for the opening plenary: “Trends in Impact Investing - going mainstream?” and “Investing in Sustainable Urban...[more]

May 21, 2014 Ethical Corporation's 13th Annual Responsible Business Summit – Europe’s leading meeting place for responsible business leaders

Source: Ethical Corporation

Leading CEOs and senior business experts will gather in London in May for Ethical Corporation’s 13th Annual Responsible Business Summit.[more]

May 13, 2014 Join The Conference Board in May for The Sustainability Seminars

Source: The Conference Board

Join us at The Conference Board as we explore the key financial drivers for Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, examine the impact of the Water-Energy Nexus and interact with top executives to learn how they’ve...[more]

May 12, 2014 Finding Ethical Alpha: The Global Forum on Investing in Ethical Alpha

Source: Endobility, LLC

including two unique additional events featuring growth sectors within the asset class - Investing In Sustainable Infrastructure and Investing In Greening Deserts. Co-presented by Ethical Markets Media and Endobility, the event...[more]

April 29, 2014 RESPONSIBLE SOURCING: TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

Source: SGS

This is the third event in the 2014 SGS webinar series aimed at helping organizations to succeed in developing winning sustainability strategies and to support them in every step during the implementation. [more]

April 18, 2014 The Future of the Fish Fry

DESCRIPTION:For those who observe Lent ? and the rest of us who just like the food ? Fridays in the springtime means going to a fish fry, a fun tradition that brings family and friends together to enjoy a delicious meal. ?The...

April 18, 2014 EU Passes Historic Law Requiring Large Companies to Report on Sustainability

by Vikas Vij DESCRIPTION:(3BL Media/Justmeans) ? The European Parliament has passed a historic law that makes it mandatory for the largest companies in Europe to include sustainability factors as an integral part of their annual...

April 18, 2014 Louisville Kids Take a Stand Against Hunger in Our Community

DESCRIPTION:Louisville, Ky. - Yum! Brands is teaming up with Dare to Care and Chenoweth Elementary fourth and fifth graders to fight hunger here in Louisville. As a part of Mayor Greg Fischer's Give-A-Day Week of Service, Yum!...

April 18, 2014 Peace Corps Announces New Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Partnership with the School of Visual Arts, NYC

MFA Design for Social Innovation Department will provide scholarships to returned Peace Corps volunteers DESCRIPTION:New York, N.Y., April 17, 2014 /3BL Media ? The Peace Corps today announced the launch of a new Paul D....

April 18, 2014 Catch the Phish and Digital Drama

By Shu Zhang, Symantec Senior Manager, IT DESCRIPTION:A few weeks ago, the CR in Action blog featured?an article?on Symantec?s sponsorship of the?Dare2BDigital conference. Symantec has sponsored and partnered in the Dare2BDigital...

April 18, 2014 FCC's Broadband Plan: Beneficial to Workers, the Economy and the Environment

DESCRIPTION:By Susan Diegelman, Director of Public Affairs, AT&T We recently marked the fourth anniversary of the?National Broadband Plan, a roadmap created to bring broadband connectivity throughout the US. Connectivity is a...

April 18, 2014 Final Chance! Register Now

DESCRIPTION:Register Now:?www.charities.org/guti Last chance to register! ?Join us next Thursday,?April 24, 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.?for?America's Charities Giving Under The Influence Symposium:...

April 18, 2014 #DardenDigest: Finding an Inclusive Workplace

DESCRIPTION:What is it like to be out in the workplace? When in the recruitment process should I inquire about domestic partnership benefits? Should I include my involvement with Pride groups on my resume? These were some of the...

April 18, 2014 Making Sarah's Dreams a Reality

DESCRIPTION:By Jori Victor, Senior Marketing Manager ? AT&T Last Thursday, I was covered in paint, sweaty, smelly, and a true sight for sore eyes but none of that bothered me, because I had a day that was fulfilling on the...

April 18, 2014 Women in the World: Designing the Future

DESCRIPTION:By Laura Merling, Senior Vice President of Ecosystem Development & Platform Solutions A little more than week ago, I took part in the Fifth Annual?Women in the World Summit?in New York.? This amazing event...

April 18, 2014 BG Group Publishes GRI G3.1 A+ 2013 Sustainability Report

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center

In this report we set out some of the ways in which we worked with stakeholders during the year, and how we responded to immediate environmental, social and governance opportunities and risks, while also planning for the longer...

April 18, 2014 Planting Roots for Our Future

DESCRIPTION:Brushing off the wintery blues and shifting into the season of blooms, GM employees from our Toledo Transmission facility recently planted 700 trees at the site of?The Battle of Fallen Timbers?in Maumee, Ohio. The...

April 18, 2014 AT&T Spends $15.5 Billion with Diverse Suppliers in 2013

DESCRIPTION:Dallas, Texas, April 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ -?AT&T* spent $15.5 billion in 2013, or 28 percent of its total spend, with certified diverse suppliers ? the highest percentage the company has ever achieved through its...

April 18, 2014 States Crack Down on For-Profit Colleges

Valley News - In February, the new federal îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî, created by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, filed suit against another for-profit college chain, ITT Educational Services, which operates...

April 18, 2014 Resources for weighing college offers and paying for school: Plain Dealing

Cleveland Plain Dealer - If youâre studying college aid offers, donât forget to check the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauîâs Paying for College resources. The online tool lets you:...

April 18, 2014 Elizabeth Warren book dishes on big Washington names

Politico - Warren was âdisappointed, but not surprisedâ to learn that Obama wouldnât be nominating her to be director of the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî. In the White Houseâs view,...

April 18, 2014 TransAlta Named Preferred Bidder in Western Australia Development

Thomson Reuters - TransAlta has been selected by îSustainalyticsî as one of Canada's Top 50 Socially Responsible Companies since 2009 and is recognized globally for its leadership on sustainability and corporate...

April 18, 2014 Mortgage rates continue to fall

The Business Journal - Long-term mortgage rates continue to ease heading into the spring house-hunting season. îFreddie Macî (OTC:FMCC) says the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 4.27 percent in...

April 18, 2014 House of the Week: A spacious backyard with views of wildlife

Syracuse Post-Standard - "You can stay in the AC but still watch the kids in the pool," he said. Monthly Mortgage: $1,183.47 (based on this week's national average rate of 4.27 percent by îFreddie Macî for a 30-year...

April 18, 2014 Mortgage Reform Is Worth the Small Extra Cost to Borrowers

New York Times - In the current housing financing system, shareholders and management of îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî got the considerable profits in good times, and when the housing market collapsed,...

April 18, 2014 Proposed Tennessee law would mandate full funding of city pension plans

The Commercial Appeal - Last month the treasurerâs office produced a report that reviewed 31 public pension plans statewide that are not part of the îTennessee Consolidated Retirement Systemî. Of those 31, only...

April 18, 2014 California unions brace for showdown over pension reform

WHTC - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - For California's public-sector unions, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed's proposed statewide ballot measure for pension reform is a call to arms - and they're bringing out the big guns. Reed, a Democrat,...

April 18, 2014 ND insurance commissioner meets with Obama about health care reform

WDAY - Hamm was allowed to speak first because he is president of the îNational Association of Insurance Commissionersî. âTodayâs meeting was an important opportunity to reiterate that states are best...

April 18, 2014 ZTE Provides Technical Support as Air China Launches its First Ground-Air Broadband Test

Hispanic Business - SHENZHEN, China--(îBUSINESS WIREî)-- ZTE Corporation (âZTEâ) (H share stock ... ZTE is committed to corporate îsocial responsibilityî and is a member of the UN Global...

April 18, 2014 Markey: Climate Report Says Bright Future from Clean Energy Race, or Bleak Future for Human Race

politicalnews.me - released the following statement regarding the release of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeîâs updated report on the need for action to cut global warming emissions. Senator...

April 18, 2014 Tom Still: Governors can learn from Wisconsin

La Crosse Tribune - MILWAUKEE â As the nationâs governors descend on Milwaukee for their annual conference, itâs likely their knowledge of Wisconsin in general and the city in particular may revolve around some...

April 18, 2014 Detroit retirees protest pension cuts: 'We're just everyday people'

Coshocton Tribune - Hundreds of Detroit retirees and supporters rallied this morning outside federal court downtown to protest cuts to pension benefits that they say will cripple people of modest means. The protesters urged...

April 18, 2014 Bank Watch roundup: Wells Fargo cuts more mortgage jobs

Charlotte Observer - Janet Cowell says it'll save the state $25 million. WELLS HIRES TWO AWAY FROM THE CFPB: The bank has brought on two îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî officials who helped craft new mortgage...

April 18, 2014 MasterCard Board of Directors Recommends Two New Candidates for Election

StreetInsider - Janow served as a member of the Appellate Body of the îWorld Trade Organizationî, following her tenure as Executive Director of the International Competition Policy Advisory Committee of the U.S....

April 18, 2014 New Zealand tops social progress index, world's biggest economies trail

Global Post - LONDON, April 3 (îThomson Reutersî Foundation) - New Zealand came first in a global ... personal safety, access to information, îsustainabilityî, tolerance and inclusion and access to...

April 18, 2014 Georgia Company Acquires StreetLinks

Inside Indiana Business - Atlanta, Georgia and Indianapolis, Ind. - îAssurantî, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ), a premier provider of specialty insurance and services, today announces the acquisition of StreetLinks LLC, a leader in...

April 18, 2014 Content about Office Depot

Chain Store Age - Office Depot, in partnership with TriplePundit and îCSRwireî, will convene a âTwitter Chatâ on environmental transparency on Oct. 24, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Office Depot, in...

April 18, 2014 Study of past climate change in Pacific Northwest lakes may presage future drought

Phys.org - He also noted that the United Nations îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî recently released its 2014 report, which predicts dire consequences, including drought, as a consequence of rapidly...

April 18, 2014 Food Industry Alliance Publishes Toolkit for Reducing Food Waste

TheSacramento Bee - The Best Practices and Emerging Solutions Toolkit was produced by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA), a cross-sector industry initiative led by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), the îGrocery...

April 18, 2014 China to appeal WTO rare earth ruling

Yahoo News - BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Thursday it would appeal against a îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) ruling that found it violated global trade rules with its export limits on rare earth minerals used in...

April 18, 2014 Toolkit published to help operators reduce food waste

Pizza Marketplace - The FWRA is a cross-sector industry initiative led by the Food Marketing Institute, the îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî and the National Restaurant Association, according to a news release....

April 18, 2014 Emerging market bonds pick up as QE fears subside

Financial Post - âWe think, honestly, it will be the best-performing fixed-income asset class this year, because of the higher yields available,â said Jim Barrineau, co-head of emerging market debt at...

April 18, 2014 USDA leads push for new frontiers of food safety

Clarksville Online - The îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî (FSIS) posts a variety of reports using data collected while inspecting and testing meat and poultry products, but more and more, people want direct access...

April 18, 2014 After Tuesday's debate, here's what we know about the Memphis pension situation

Hispanic Business - State treasurer David Lillard came to Tuesday's council meeting and pitched the city the concept of putting its newer workers into state retirement plans through the îTennessee Consolidated Retirement...

April 18, 2014 RPT-Apache CEO, Vermont activist build alliance on climate issues

Thomson Reuters - "You can't be a climate-change denier any more," said Andrew Behar, chief executive of îAs You Sowî, a California foundation that has negotiated with both companies. "Shareholder Engagement" has...

April 18, 2014 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide to invest over RM400mil in Langkawi

nst.com.my - LANGKAWI: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, the operator of luxury St Regis Hotel chain is investing over RM400mil to build St Regis Langkawi and Langkawi International Convention Centre (LICC). The company,...

April 18, 2014 Consumer Groups Win Appeal to Reveal Company Doe

ABC News - Three consumer groups â Public Citizen, Consumer Federation of America and îConsumers Unionî â appealed. "Today's decision is a big victory both for the public's right of access to court...

April 18, 2014 Port Metro Vancouver Teams Up With Metro Vancouver to Improve Air Quality Monitoring Around Burrard Inlet

Market Watch - and endorsement of the EcoAction program by Sir Richard Branson's îCarbon War Roomî. "As our communities continue to grow alongside a growing port, we are committed to maintaining some of the best air...

April 18, 2014 Human Error: Why Do We Find It So Difficult To Think Logically When It Matters'

Sabotage Times - Four years in the making by 1,250 international experts and approved by 194 countries, the UN îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) report concludes that it will be more expensive if...

April 18, 2014 Weiss Umwelttechnik GmbH launches Indian subsidiary

Machinist.in - The company already has over 700 installations in the country. "India is a most important market for us and we want to establish a strong link in this country," said îWeiss Groupî Managing Director...

April 18, 2014 European Shares Boosted by Upbeat U.S. Data

The Wall Street Journal - 04/17/14 Post Holdings to Buy Michael F... More quote details and news » GS in Your Value Your Change Short position The îStoxxî Europe 600 index rose 0.49% to close at 332.43,...

April 18, 2014 Swiss private equity Adveq Real Assets targets rural assets for $300m fund

Herald Sun Melboume - US-based îMunicipal Employees' Retirement System of Michiganî and the $US57bn Danish Danica Pension Fund contributing the other $110m of equity. Now the still-open Harvested Resources Fund is...

April 18, 2014 Financials nudge FTSE to one-week closing high as U.S. earnings reassure

Reuters - Fund manager îSchrodersî, up 4.2 percent, and Barclays, 3.8 percent firmer, led gains in UK financials, which helped push the broader FTSE 100 index up 41.08 points, or 0.6 percent, to 6,625.25 points, its...

April 18, 2014 Fitch: Credit Suisse 1Q14 Performance Dampened by Weaker Fixed Income Earnings

Reuters - (The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, April 17 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings says that îCredit Suisse Groupî AG's ... by a 36% drop in the îinvestmentî bank's pre-tax...

April 18, 2014 Oksana Teplinskaya, December 2012

voiceofrussia.com - PwC says / Gazprom rated Russiaâs most notorious company by îRepRiskî Russiaâs car market exceeded expectations in 2012, PwC says According to the global consultancy PwC, the growth...

April 18, 2014 Coffee industry shakeup coming due to climate change'

KHON2 - According to the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, or the IPCC, pests, rising heat and extreme temperatures resulting from climate change may impact the supply of coffee â and the industry is...

April 18, 2014 Company expands recall of egg products

WAFB - Washington-based company Nutriom LLC is recalling an additional 82,884 pounds of processed egg products that may be contaminated with salmonella, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's îFood Safety and...

April 18, 2014 Nurturing the joy of reading

Deccan Herald - The Akshara Foundation has gifted 565 well-stocked, functioning libraries to as many government schools in Bangalore. Kavitha K visits the Government Kannada Higher Primary School in Bangaloreâs Dodda...

April 18, 2014 Baidu Leads Weekly Advance as Weibo Surges 19% in Debut

Bloomberg - Weibo, the Chinese microblogging service owned by Sina Corp., surged on the îNasdaq Stock Marketî after pricing its initial public offering at the low end of the marketed range. Data this week showed that...

April 18, 2014 Dave Stangis stirs in sustainability at Campbell Soup

Source: GreenBiz

Through Campbell Soup Company's iconic soup division alone, the $8 billion business sells 2 billion cans of soup per year — which represents 60 percent of the so-called “wet soup” market in the United States, and a sell-through...

April 18, 2014 ASU service event draws 2 Clintons, Giffords

azcentral.com - Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., at the event wrapping up the îClinton Global Initiativeî University weekend. Bill Clinton picked up a shovel and helped volunteers dig an irrigation trench along a...

April 18, 2014 City to seek engineer qualifications for Northwest Connector

Crossville Chronicle - Reducing the employer contribution rate for the îTennessee Consolidated Retirement Systemî from 14.3 percent to 13.65 percent, effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. â¢Extended...

April 18, 2014 EU Regulators Emphasize Cyber Risk in Joint Report

m.waterstechnology.com - The committee comprises the European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma), European Banking Agency, and the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority. In the Joint Committee Report on...

April 18, 2014 Seattle-based company glassybaby reaches goal of $2 million in giving to charities dedicated to healing

TheSacramento Bee - îConservation Internationalî, American Red Cross, Pearl Jam's Vitalogy Foundation, STTR and many more. For more information and to see the full list of glassybaby partners, please visit...

April 18, 2014 BUYOUTS-Hellman & Friedman targets $8.9 bln for Fund VIII

Thomson Reuters - Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners VIII LP marks the latest in a series of big flagship private equity funds in the past several months, led by Apollo Global Management LP's îApollo Investmentî...

April 18, 2014 FTSE CLOSE: Footsie maintains rally ahead of Easter, shrugging aside early falls by US stocks

This is Money - The biggest FTSE 100 risers were ARM Holdings up 44.5p at 976.5p, îSchrodersî ahead 104p at 2559p, Whitbread up 155p at 4055p, Barclays ahead 8.95p at 246.5p. The biggest fallers were Diageo down 71p...

April 18, 2014 EU carbon price surges amid optimism

Yahoo! - Energy and carbon advisory firm îRepuTexî said although not set in stone, bipartisan support for this proposal was unprecedented and spelled good news for Europe's ETS. "Prices don't spike seven per cent in...

April 18, 2014 There's an Ocean Deep Inside the Earth

VICE - In the paper, he says that there are two possible explanations for water within the ringwoodite. âIn îone, waterî within the ringwoodite reflects inheritance from a hydrous, diamond-forming fluid, from...

April 18, 2014 Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) core with AMBA APB interface

design-reuse.com - Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Publication 186-2. The document is established by the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî (NIST). > 2553

April 18, 2014 Zavanna, investment Co. form River Bend Oil & Gas for Bakken

The Bakken Magazine - The two companies first started working together in June 2013 when GSO provided $200 million in îpreferred equityî to the partnership. Since then, the two companies have already closed on 30...

April 18, 2014 Ixia Announces Intention to Restate 2013 First and Second Quarters, SEC Filings Update and Nasdaq Extension of Time to Regain Compliance

Thomson Reuters - The company announced today that, as requested by the company in an updated plan to regain compliance with the Listing Rule, The îNasdaq Stock Marketî LLC (âNasdaqâ) has granted the...

April 18, 2014 Omani, British firms to set up $1.1b resort in Bulgaria

MENAFN - (MENAFN) îOmanî's government investment arm, îState General Reserve Fundî (SGRF), has joined hands with a unit of Britain's Equest Investment Balkans to set up a 1.1 billion ski resort in...

April 18, 2014 CR Magazine Announces Responsible CEO of Year Award and Lifetime Achievement Award Finalists

TMCnet - (î3BL Mediaî Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SOURCE: Corporate Responsibility Magazine DESCRIPTION:EDISON, N.J., Sept. 12, 2013 /î3BL Mediaî/ -- Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine, which shines a...

April 18, 2014 Fitch Upgrades One Distressed Class of DLJCM 1999-CG3

Market Watch - There are five loans remaining, two of which are defeased (32.7%) and one is in îspecial servicingî (5.7%). The two performing loans (61.6% of the pool) are low leveraged, fully amortizing and are...

April 18, 2014 MH370 Tragedy: Khazanah Nasional ready to assist in SAR

nst.com.my - KUALA LUMPUR: îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî, the major share holder in Malaysia Airlines (MAS), have always cooperated with the government to do all it can to assist in the case of the missing MAS flight...

April 18, 2014 Ikea's New 'Green' Meatballs Could Help Save The Planet By Tackling Climate Change

Huffington Post UK - Speaking at an event to mark the launch of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî's latest report yesterday, Joanna Yarrow, head of sustainability for IKEA, admitted that the company's...

April 18, 2014 CDC issues mixed food-safety report

Bovine Veterinarian - The FoodNet data, which cover 10 states with 15 percent of the U.S. population, found 19,056 cases of culture-confirmed îbacterialî and laboratory ... deputy director of CDCâs...

April 18, 2014 Wisconsin Salami Products Recalled for USDA Misbranding Problem

Food Safety News - the U.S. Department of Agricultureâs îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî (FSIS) announced Thursday. Products produced under the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer...

April 18, 2014 DiNapoli approves $200 million investment for affordable housing in NY

The Business Journal - The Community Preservation Corp., a nonprofit mortgage lender that provides capital for affordable housing, will receive $200 million from the îNew York State Common Retirement Fundî to invest...

April 18, 2014 GAO Scolds SEC for Ongoing Cyber-Security Deficiencies

Compliance Week - Without proper safeguards, including those required by the Federal Information Security Management Act and îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî, the SEC's systems are vulnerable to...

April 18, 2014 Bloomberg Indexes Acquires UBS Australia Bond Indexes

Yahoo Finance India - Bloomberg Indexes, the independent, global index provider, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Australiaâs leading bond index family from UBS. Under the transaction, Bloomberg will...

April 18, 2014 Travelocity owner Sabre rises 4 percent in IPO

WRAL - It plans to use proceeds to pay down debt. Its shares are listed on the îNasdaq stock marketî under the ticker symbol "SABR." They are up 66 cents, or 4.1 percent, to $16.66 in morning trading Thursday while...

April 18, 2014 Homeland Security Department Announces Completion of Notification on Cyber-Dependent Infrastructure

Insurance News Net - Additionally, owners and operators of identified cyber-dependent critical infrastructure are encouraged to participate in the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî (NIST) cybersecurity...

April 18, 2014 Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. To Announce First Quarter 2014 Results

The Business Journal - About Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. is a real estate investment trust that focuses on financing and managing residential and îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî...

April 18, 2014 Big hedge fund feasts on Lehman, Greek bonds

Here Is The City - and U.S. and European îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî. "So far, the fall in equities prices has not spread into the credit markets. However, the current market conditions are likely to...

April 18, 2014 Shares of Twitter-Like Weibo Surge on Opening Day, as China I.P.O.s Mount

Deal Book - Tencent, which is already public, posted a 38 percent rise in revenue last year. Baidu, which trades on the îNasdaq stock marketî, reported a 43 percent jump in sales. Alibaba shows even more promise....

April 18, 2014 £70m bonus retreat on Sports Direct boss

AOL Money - The boss of WH Smith, Kate Swan, recently incurred the anger of investor group îPensions & Investment Research Consultantsî (PIRC) when it issued an edict to institutional investors slamming WH Smith's...

April 18, 2014 Weibo Opens Lower in Market Debut -- 3rd Update

The Wall Street Journal - The shares opened at $16.27 on the îNasdaq Stock Marketî, below Weibo's $17 IPO offer price, but quickly rebounded and held gains throughout midday trading. Weibo, which is growing fast but...

April 18, 2014 Norway's Investment Fund Boycotts Israeli Companies

Arutz Sheva - Last August a 3-year ban on the two companies by the îGovernment Pension Fundî of Norway was ended; with the new announcement the discrimination has been revived. The Norwegian finance ministry claimed...

April 18, 2014 Ministers split on strategic plan over how to counter boycott threats

Gym Class Dropout - Meanwhile, Norwayâs Ministry of Finance announced yesterday that it will exclude Israeli firms Africa Israel Investments and Danya Cebus from its îGovernment Pension Fundî - Global, a vast...

April 18, 2014 Canadians aware of flood risks but not protecting themselves; RBC survey

StarPhoenix - "There's no question that 2013 was the 'year of the urban flood' for Canadians," said Bob Sandford, chairman of the Canadian Partnership Initiative of the îUN Waterî for Life Decade. "Extreme floods like...

April 18, 2014 Water management training offered at new Global Water Center lab

Water World - MILWAUKEE, WI, Jan. 27, 2014 -- A new laboratory offering hands-on training for all water management professionals was recently opened in the Global Water Center located in Milwaukee, Wis. Called NEW Works, Mahattil...

April 18, 2014 High court stays case over New Mexico investments

KWES NewsWest 9 - SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico's highest court has temporarily put on hold a lawsuit by a state agency seeking to recover money for investment deals it contends were influenced by political considerations...

April 18, 2014 Capital Bank Financial Corp. (CBF) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.02 EPS

Mideast Times - CBF), îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî (CMBS) and mezzanine loans, primarily in the United States. Get Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades via Email - Stay on top of analysts' coverage with...

April 18, 2014 Robert J. Samuelson: Give us back our data!

Tulsa World - For starters, there are four sources for the table: the New York Stock Exchange; Dow Jones & Co.; Standard & Poor's Financial Services; and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî. Beginning with the New York...

April 18, 2014 Wisconsin Firm Recalls Salami Type Products Misbranded With Usda Mark Of Inspection

fsis.usda.gov - establishment is recalling approximately 5,723 pounds of salami products for misbranding and because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agricultureâs...

April 18, 2014 Lacey company widens recall despite no reports of illness

Olympian - The laboratory then notified (the USDAâs) îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî about discrepancies in laboratory results.â Nutriom had this to say in its own news release: âWe have...

April 18, 2014 Comcast to list political contributions on its website

Philadelphia Daily News - DiNapoli. Comcast agreed after DiNapoli filed a shareholder resolution as a trustee of the îNew York State Common Retirement Fundî. Comcast spokesman John Demming said Comcast's transparency...

April 18, 2014 Health Advocates Call on Coca-Cola to Change Advertising

Bev Net - and People Acting Together in Howard (PATH), with support from the Yale University îRudd Center for Food Policy and Obesityî, Center for Science in the Public Interest and others involved with the Howard...

April 18, 2014 Report: Fast Food Giants Still Targeting Children

CBS St. Louis - Marlene Schwartz with the Yale-îRudd Center for Food Policy and Obesityî says parents might just give in because they simply feel overwhelmed by the constant bombardment on TV and at the restaurant....

April 18, 2014 Syria's warring sides must save Homs, UN envoy urges

HQ Kelowna - The îUnited Nationsî envoy to Syria on Thursday said the besieged central city of Homs has become a "theatre of death and destruction," and he urged both sides in the country's civil war to return to...

April 18, 2014 In race to bottom; USDA now hiring part-time contractors for meat inspection

Daily Kos - At 9:22 pm on April 16, 2014, I received an e-mail from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office at USDAâs îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî (FSIS) containing a spreadsheet with the number of...

April 18, 2014 Syrian War Takes Heavy Toll at a Crossroad of Cultures

New York Times - Officials at Unesco, the îUnited Nationsî agency that works to protect historic places, have classified as endangered all six of Syriaâs World Heritage sites, including Palmyra. But conflict...

April 18, 2014 South Sudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base

Times of India - In a statement late on Thursday, the US ambassador to the îUnited Nationsî, Samantha Power, said at least 20 civilians were killed and more than 70 injured in the "brazen, inhuman'' attack. The...

April 18, 2014 A.M. Best Webinar Examines the State of the Medical Professional Liability Insurance Market

4 Traders - A panel of A.M. Best analysts and insurance industry leaders will discuss the state of the U.S. market for medical professional liability insurance in a webinar set for Thursday, May 1, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. The...

April 18, 2014 Full scale test for commercial space flight a success

ABC 15 Taking Action - The flight lasted just under an hour and a half and the pilots reported a flawless flight. H.E. Khadem Al Qubaisi, chairman of îaabar Investmentsî PJS, says the completion of this flight brings...

April 18, 2014 Appeals court: Consumer case improperly sealed

Washington Post - Three consumer advocacy groups â Public Citizen, Consumer Federation of America, and îConsumersâ Unionî â challenged the district courtâs secret proceedings. The appeals court...

April 18, 2014 Revisions rather than overhaul likely in state pension plan

The Tampa Tribune - TALLAHASSEE â Legislative leaders are closing in on a compromise to revise the massive îFlorida Retirement Systemî, building on a failed measure from last year that scuttled a major overhaul...

April 18, 2014 Japan Looks to Start New Antarctic Whaling Program

Wall Street Journal - Despite a ruling by a îUnited Nationsî court that Japanâs research whaling program in the Antarctic Ocean isnât in compliance with international agreements, Tokyo says it plans to...

April 18, 2014 Hong Kong Mar End Overall Interest Rate Up

MENAFN - Apr 18, 2014 (Menafn - SinoCast Daily Business Beat via COMTEX) --HONG KONG, April 18, SinoCast ' The îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî (HKMA) revealed climbing overall interest rate reflecting increasing...

April 18, 2014 Jon Stewart Made Elizabeth Warren Puke

The Huffington Post - The beginning was a disaster." It grew worse when Stewart mispronounced the acronym for the îPublic-Private Investment Programî, or PPIP -- pronounced "pee-pip." She corrected him and instantly...

April 18, 2014 Political prisoners tell UN of N Korea abuses

Al JAZEERA - The îUnited Nationsî Security Council has been holding talks about cases of alleged human rights abuses in North Korea. Shin Dong-hyuk, who attended the special meeting in New York, says he was born into...

April 18, 2014 Open source seeds: An agro-giant alternative

Washington Post - Seeds were once traded by farmers and gardeners. Today, they are intellectual property, mostly of îMonsantoî, a St. Louis biotech firm that once made DDT and Agent Orange, and is now the dominant...

April 18, 2014 Animal Voice - September 2013

fao.org - In this issue: 1) Awesome interview with a leading îresponsible investorî who will be riding the Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour 2014 for Compassion in World Farming (SA)! 2) The calamity of being born a broiler...

April 18, 2014 New DOSM For Banyan Tree & Angsana

The Phuket Insider - Gallerne Ludovic has been appoints Area Director of Sales and Marketing for Banyan Tree Phuket and Angsana Laguna Phuket. Prior to this posting he was with the JW Marriott Phuket. His experience in...

April 18, 2014 Opponents launch campaign against Chattanooga city worker's domestic partner benefit

Times Free Press - "It's a faith, fiscal and fairness issue," West said outside the Brainerd Road office of Citizens for Government îAccountabilityî and Transparency. City Councilman Chris Anderson, who sponsored the...

April 18, 2014 UPDATE 3-Yamana, Agnico reach C$3.9 bln deal with Osisko to thwart Goldcorp takeover bid

Thomson Reuters - and îCaisse de depot et placement du Quebecî. "In our opinion the complexity of this new offer is far less than that of the previously announced Yamana partnership, and we believe this new bid will...

April 18, 2014 Role of leaders in state reconstruction public policy and public finance adminstratiion

Issuu - While participation is a common strand, philanthropists use different methods to engage crisis societies. If used from the perspective of empowerment that leads to critical thinking, the approaches can lead to fruitful...

April 18, 2014 Fitch Downgrades Two Distressed Classes of GMAC 2002-C3

The Miami Herald - The pool is extremely concentrated with eight loans remaining, of which the four largest loans (86.7% of pool) were in îspecial servicingî as of the April 2014 remittance report. One loan (4.8%) was...

April 18, 2014 Oops, he did it again: Stephen Poloz knocks down the loonie

Globe and Mail - The îCanadian Pension Plan Investment Boardî announced today it has struck a deal to sell the company to Johnson Controls Inc. for about $1.6-billion (U.S.), having purchased it for $1.1-billion from...

April 18, 2014 Conference cancels bookings at Brunei owned LA hotel over plans to stone gays to death

Gay Star News - The Beverly Hills Hotel is just one of a series of luxury hotels across the US owned by the îBrunei Investment Agencyî which is part of the Finance Ministry of the Sultanate of Brunei. Under the new...

April 18, 2014 SEC Announces Examinations of Wall Street Firms' Cybersecurity Measures

Security Management - The line of questioning follows information outlined in the Cybersecurity Framework released earlier this year by the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî, which can be used by firms...

April 18, 2014 UN Security Council meets on rights in North Korea

E Science News - îUNITED NATIONSî (AP) -- The head of the commission of inquiry that accused North Korea of crimes against humanity told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that it must take action against "a...

April 18, 2014 Playing by new rules

Insurance News Net - The federal îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî issued the changes effective Jan. 10 to the mortgage lending process, called the ability-to-repay rule and qualified mortgage rule, to protect...

April 18, 2014 Senator Elizabeth Warren skewers White House 'old boy's club' in new book, "A Fighting Chance"

Daily Kos - "Oh Lord." She praises President Obama for supporting the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî, but always says he has to take responsibility for choosing the team he did. The failure to do more for...

April 18, 2014 Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after UN court ruling

Channel News Asia - TOKYO: Japan said on Friday it would redesign its controversial Antarctic whaling mission in a bid to make it more scientific, after a îUnited Nationsî court ruled it was a commercial hunt...

April 18, 2014 Virginia Supreme Court Rules to Protect Scientists from Onerous Document Requests

Union of Concerned Scientists - Michael Halpern, a program manager for the Center for Science and Democracy at the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî (UCS), welcomed the ruling. âThe Court was right to protect...

April 18, 2014 CIO Profile: Why Zurich wants to Lead the Way on Impact Investing

aiCIO - For Reyes, the green bonds are not only attractive for being a good fit in terms of strategy; they are also part of a much wider ethos of being a îresponsible investorî. âAt this stage, theyâre...

April 18, 2014 Bullish Two Hundred Day Moving Average Cross - AVX

The Street - According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, AVX makes up 2.98% of the First Trust NASDAQ îClean Edgeî Green Energy Index Fund ETF (QCLN) which is trading higher by about 0.6% on the day Thursday. > 2553

April 18, 2014 UN sounds alarm over attacks on S. Sudan civilians

Yahoo News - Juba (AFP) - The îUnited Nationsî on Friday sounded the alarm over an upsurge in vicious communal violence in conflict-hit South Sudan, after dozens were killed in an attack on civilians sheltering in a...

April 18, 2014 Gunmen kill 20, injure 70 at South Sudan UN base

Hindustan Times - The îUnited Nationsî had previously said dozens of civilians from a rival tribe had been wounded in the "unprovoked" attack before peacekeepers fought them off. Almost 5,000 civilians are sheltering...

April 18, 2014 4 Ways Peeps Are Like Payday Loans

Yahoo Finance - Just 15% of borrowers pay within the initial 14 days of borrowing (when they first come due), according to the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî. Even then, youâll have already paid...

April 18, 2014 Earnings lift S&P 500, Nasdaq; S&P's best week since July

Source: CNBC

US stocks ended a holiday-shortened week with mostly modest gains on Thursday, though the S&P 500 notched its biggest weekly advance since July as Morgan Stanley and General Electric rallied after strong results.

April 18, 2014 Premiership - Wade likely to miss England tour

Yahoo Sport - The 22-year-old British and Irish Lion also missed the îQBEî Internationals last autumn because of a damaged hamstring. Wade gave a positive update on his injury on Tuesday, declaring he is hopeful of...

April 18, 2014 UN sounds alarm over attacks of civilians in South Sudan

Rappler - JUBA, South Sudan â The îUnited Nationsî on Friday sounded the alarm over an upsurge in vicious communal violence in conflict-hit South Sudan, after dozens were killed in an attack on civilians...

April 18, 2014 Five Bristol, Va., City Council hopefuls address economic issues

Tri Cities - âLast Thursday Standard & Poorâs affirmed to the city our bond rating would remain at A. We also met with îMoodyâsî, presented the last five yearâs audits to them and projected...

April 18, 2014 Trial by Books:The Book Brigade,by Baru,Parakh,Ram Jethmalani & TSR Subramanian. Well Timed'

The Economic Times - In the next regime, it is a given that public fury is demanding îaccountabilityî and will compel them to punish offenders. Should the PM, portrayed as the the victim, then be granted...

April 18, 2014 A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and Its Subsidiary

TMCnet.com - A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A++ (Superior) and the issuer credit ratings of "aaa" of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (Northwestern Mutual) and its subsidiary, Northwestern...

April 18, 2014 Consultant appointed for Rs 300 crore cricket stadium project in Lucknow

The Economic Times - A consortium of îInnovestî Advisory Services Ltd, Uttarakhand Infrastructure Development Co Ltd (U-Dec) and Infrastructure Development Finance Company Ltd (IDFC) has been selected as consultant...

April 18, 2014 Market Wrap For April 17: Mixed Earnings Drag The Dow Lower While S&P 500 & Nasdaq End Positive

Yahoo Finance - April Philly Fed Business Outlook rose to 16.6 from 9.0 in March and topped the consensus of 10.0. The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 4.27 percent from 4.34 percent a week ago, according to...

April 18, 2014 What State Insurance Chiefs Want From Obamacare

National Journal - President Obama met Thursday with state representatives from the îNational Association of Insurance Commissionersî to discuss what's coming up in 2015 for the health care law. While much of the...

April 18, 2014 State Insurance Regulators Meet with President Obama on Affordable Care Act

Clarksville Online - Washington, D.C - Members of the îNational Association of Insurance Commissionersî (NAIC) met today with President Barack Obama, Vice-President Joe Biden and senior members of the administration...

April 18, 2014 Ministers 'covering up secret meetings with GM food lobby': Owen Paterson refused a Freedom of Information request about talks over 'Frankenfood'

Daily Mail - It has emerged that these efforts are being carried out in partnership with the Agricultural Biotechnology Council, which is financed by GM companies such as îMonsantoî, Syngenta and Bayer CropScience....

April 18, 2014 Special report: The princeling of private equity

Finance Yahoo - Boyu has attracted high-profile investors such as Asia's richest man, Li Ka-shing, and Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, îTemasekî îHoldingsî Private Limited. Founded in 2010, Boyu Capital...

April 18, 2014 Thai Construction Firm Takes Lead Looking for Work Overseas as Unrest Damps Growth

The Jakarta Globe - The outlook on Thailandâs debt rating may be reassessed if the deadlock stretches into the second half, îFitch Ratingsî said March 20. Fitch and Moodyâs Investors Service last month...

April 18, 2014 Obama: Health Care Sign-Ups Hit 8 Million

NBC News - One attendee -- former Sen. Ben Nelson, now the CEO of the îNational Association of Insurance Commissionersî -- told NBC News that the president said about two million people signed up at the end of the...

April 18, 2014 Colm McLoughlin honoured at Condé Nast Traveller ME awards

MoodieReport - H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Duty Free, and Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman of Dubai Duty Free with the Lifetime Achievement...

April 18, 2014 Wade likely to miss England tour

Australia - The 22-year-old British and Irish Lion also missed the îQBEî Internationals last autumn because of a damaged hamstring. Wade gave a positive update on his injury on Tuesday, declaring he is hopeful of...

April 18, 2014 Auditors Want Guidance on CAMs, Warn of Cost

Compliance Week - Jeff Mahoney, general counsel for the îCouncil of Institutional Investorsî, reminded the PCAOB that discussions around improving the audit report to provide more than a boilerplate description of a...

April 18, 2014 In Remembrance: Leonard M. Rosen, Co-Founder of Wachtell, Lipton

Wall Street Journal - ... of the five-and-dime chain W.T. Grant in the 1970s to the 2008 government bailout of mortgage giants îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî. âHe was not a table-thumper,â said...

April 18, 2014 JPMorgan issues Proxy Statement Opposing Genocide-Free Investing Proposal

L'online di Tribuna Economica - âIf their business practices reflect support for human rights, then why do they continue to own and buy more shares of foreign oil companies tied to genocide,â asks Eric Cohen,...

April 18, 2014 Sen. Elizabeth Warren Writes Of A Worldview Shaped In Youth

NPR News - As part of that work, Warren helped to create the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî â a watchdog agency that oversees and enforces consumer finance laws. Republican opposition kept Warren from...

April 18, 2014 Bank Watch roundup: Coal to again be an issue at Bank of America annual meeting

Charlotte Observer - and îInterfaithî îCenterî on îCorporateî îResponsibilityî sent a letter to shareholders this week warning of risks it feels such loans represent to the...

April 18, 2014 Dai Young claims England wing Christian Wade will need a 'magic wand' if he is to play again this season and make tour of New Zealand

The Independent - The 22-year-old British and Irish Lion also missed the îQBEî Internationals last autumn because of a damaged hamstring. Wade gave a positive update on his injury on Tuesday, declaring he is hopeful...

April 18, 2014 Fitch Rates New Jersey Economic Development Authority's $1.085 Billion Bonds 'A+'; Outlook Negative

istock Analyst - îFitch Ratingsî assigns an 'A+' rating to the following issues of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA): --$400 million school facilities construction refunding bonds 2014 series PP;...

April 18, 2014 Mansouria Mokhefi, Middle East and North Africa specialist

France 24 - Douglas Herbert speaks to Mansouria Mokhefi. She is a special advisor on the Middle East and North Africa at the French Institute for International Relations (IFRI), and a visiting fellow at the European...

April 18, 2014 Globaltrans Investment : Fitch affirms Globaltrans at 'BB'; outlook stable

4 Traders - 03/31 GLOBALTRANS INVESTMENT: Full Year 2013 Financial Results Announcement 03/14 GLOBALTRANS INVESTMENT: Notification of announcement of Full Year 2013 Results,.. 01/14 GLOBALTRANS INVESTMENT PLC: Service contract...

April 18, 2014 China to appeal WTO rare earth ruling: gov't

The China Post - BEIJING--China will appeal a ruling by the îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) that its export restrictions on rare earths and other resources broke international rules, the commerce ministry said on...

April 18, 2014 Humana Announces New Corporate Social Responsibility Goals and Issues Report on Recent Progress

CSR Wire - and launching a 150 data-point employee well-being scorecard. The report, a self-declared îGlobal Reporting Initiativeî (GRI) Level B, details Humana's continuing effort to assess and evaluate existing CSR...

April 18, 2014 Demonstrating the Viability of Solar Thermal Power in Morocco

The World Bank - The project was part of a portfolio of similar demonstration projects in Egypt, Mexico and India financed by the îGlobal Environment Facilityî (GEF). Moroccoâs electricity demand was increasing...

April 18, 2014 Russia threatens US with WTO lawsuit over sanctions

Press TV - Russia has threatened to file a lawsuit against the United States in the îWorld Trade Organizationî for the sanctions Washington has imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine. Russiaâs Economy...

April 18, 2014 Jackson airport addressing life after Southwest

Charlotte Observer - Dirk Vanderleest, Airport Authority executive director, told the Mississippi Business Journal (http://bit.ly/1kpHyvg) delaying the projects by up to 12 months keeps the debt off the books as îFitch...

April 18, 2014 20 Killed in Raid On UN South Sudan Compound

Indepth Africa - Officials in South Sudan say gunmen have raided a îUnited Nationsî compound housing 5,000 civilians and U.N. peacekeepers, killing at least 20 people and wounding 60. Officials say armed youths...

April 18, 2014 Offers Solutions and How-to Advice for Manufacturers, Retailers and Restaurants

TMCnet.com - (Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) WASHINGTON, April 16 -- The îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî issued the following news release: Today an alliance of food manufacturers, retailers and...

April 18, 2014 Smithfield takes sustainability digital

MeatPoultry.com - Smithfield Foods Inc.âs new Smithfield Digital app has been released in conjunction with its 2013 Integrated Report, which achieved a sustainability reporting milestone by fulfilling the application level...

April 18, 2014 First Horizon National's CEO Discusses Q1 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Seeking Alpha - As I said earlier, we are making progress in winding down the non-strategic segment. Average loans declined 18% from last year and we settled with îFreddie Macî in February. Asset quality is showing...

April 18, 2014 Strip Center, Gas Station Sell for $1.7 Million

The Daily News - Mortgage buyer îFreddie Macî said Thursday that the average rate for the 30-year loan fell to 4.27 percent from 4.34 percent last week. The average for the 15-year mortgage eased to 3.33 percent from...

April 18, 2014 European shares end higher on upbeat U.S. company results

Reuters Group PLC - Encouraging U.S. results helped cyclical sectors to gather pace, with the îSTOXXî Europe Automobile and Auto Parts index rising 2.1 percent to become the top performing sector. The travel and...

April 18, 2014 Keeping a legacy alive: CEO puts her stamp on the family business

CNN - She's also a member of the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî and has written a book entitled, 'Trust: The Secret Weapon of Effective Business Leaders'. She opens up to CNN about her ascent to CEO and how she led...

April 18, 2014 HK's composite interest rate up to 0.41 pct

The Global Times - Hong Kong's composite interest rate increased slightly to 0.41 percent at the end of March 2014, from 0.37 percent at the end of February 2014, the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî (HKMA) announced...

April 18, 2014 Japan cuts whaling targets after UN ruling

Al JAZEERA - Japan has said it will scale down the number of whales it targets during the Pacific Ocean hunt starting next week, as well as limit next season's Antarctic whaling to observation, after a îUnited...

April 18, 2014 MoC warns of further fall in foreign trade

China - China announced it will file an appeal to the îWorld Trade Organizationî over the latter's ruling on China's limits on rare earth exports, the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday. "No matter what the appeal...

April 18, 2014 Vladimir Putin Must Be Called to Account on Surveillance Just Like Obama

Common Dreams - Clapper's lie â to the Senate and to the public â was a major motivating force behind my decision to go public, and a historic example of the importance of official îaccountabilityî. In his...

April 18, 2014 Abu Dhabi fund get involved in Spire sale process

Health Investor - The îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî (AIDA) is supporting private equity firm CVC Capital Partnersâs application in the tendering process, according to Sky News. Earlier this year,...

April 18, 2014 White House tells insurance officials 35% of O-Care enrollees are younger than 35

The Trucker - The White House revealed the number to members of the îNational Association of Insurance Commissionersî (NAIC) after they met with President Obama midday Thursday. Some saw the number as a good sign that...

April 18, 2014 Governor calls new transportation commission a game changer

Daily Press - Governor Terry McAuliffe on Thursday called the new Hampton Roads Transportation îAccountabilityî Commission, "the biggest game changer" for the region in terms of solving its transportation problems....

April 18, 2014 Isles included in probe over use of federal funds

Honolulu Star Advertiser - p>Republican state Sen. Sam Slom said the U.S. Government îAccountabilityî Office will investigate the Hawaii Health Connector's use of $204 million in federal grants.</p>...

April 18, 2014 SNOWDEN: I Questioned Putin To Get His Answer On Record, Not To Let Him Off The Hook

The Business Insider - Clapper's lie â to the Senate and to the public â was a major motivating force behind my decision to go public, and a historic example of the importance of official îaccountabilityî....

April 18, 2014 Tough year ahead for Turkish banks, Fitch says

Hispanic Business - îFitch Ratingsî said in the latest publication of its regular EM Banking System Datawatch report that despite the anticipated problems this year, it is expected that emerging market bank industries...

April 18, 2014 CoreLogic Unveils New HMDA White Paper

National Mortgage Professional - The potential impact of transferring HMDA supervision and enforcement from the Federal Reserve Board to the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî (CFPB) and its formally initiated...

April 18, 2014 Thirty Donor Countries Pledge US$4.43 Billion for GEF-6

climate-l.iisd.org - 16 April 2014: The negotiations on the sixth replenishment of the îGlobal Environment Facilityî Trust Fund (GEF-6) concluded with pledges totaling US$4.43 billion over four years. The funding was...

April 18, 2014 Monsanto and Big Food Losing the GMO and "Natural" Food Fight

Truth Out - Given the imminent passage of the Vermont legislation and the growing strength of Americaâs anti-GMO and pro-organic Movement, the Gene GiantsâMonsanto, Dow, DuPont, Bayer, BASF, and Syngentaâand the...

April 18, 2014 Food Manufacturers Say Proposed Animal Feed Rule Costly, Bad Policy

Hoosier AG Today - The îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî says the proposed rule would be costly, bad for the environment and provide little or no food safety benefit. In 2011 â nearly 44-billion pounds of food...

April 18, 2014 County looking into changing retirement plan

Herald-Citizen - During Mondayâs fiscal review committee meeting, commissioners discussed a recommendation from the pension review committee to replace the countyâs existing îTennessee Consolidated Retirement...

April 18, 2014 Russia mulls lawsuit against U.S.

BayStreet - Russia is looking at the possibility of filing a lawsuit against the United States in the îWorld Trade Organizationî over sanctions hitting Russian banks, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said on...

April 18, 2014 China Contests WTO Findings In US Rare Earth Dispute

Law 360 - Law360, New York (April 17, 2014, 5:20 PM ET) -- China on Thursday appealed the îWorld Trade Organizationî's finding against the country's restrictions on the export of rare earth elements, a move that...

April 18, 2014 Stable credit outlook for Bangladesh

Pakistan Defence - Leading international credit rating agency îMoody'sî yesterday gave a stable outlook to Bangladesh's credit rating, a resounding endorsement for the government seeing that the uncertainty in the...

April 18, 2014 SC panel: Expanded pension board could ease fears

Charlotte Observer - COLUMBIA, S.C. A Senate panel recommended Tuesday adding members to the board that invests South Carolina's pension portfolio to help ease public employees' concerns about how their retirement money's being...

April 18, 2014 How Chelsea Is Changing The Clinton Foundation

Fast Company - When Chelsea first became more involved with the organization, some îClinton Global Initiativeî employees worked out of the president's Harlem offices, others were based in midtown, and the rest worked...

April 18, 2014 Factors to watch on April 17

Thomson 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...

April 18, 2014 NASDAQ OMX#s SMARTS Wins Best Sell-Side Surveillance Product

Thailand Press Release News - The disclosure is in... Fitch Affirms Noble Groups Guaranteed Bonds at AAA(tha) îFitch Ratingsî (Thailand) Limited has affirmed Noble Group Limitedâs (Noble; BBB-/Stable) THB2.85bn...

April 18, 2014 Home-Price Rises Slow in China -- Update

The Wall Street Journal - The construction, sale and outfitting of apartments accounted for nearly a quarter of China's gross domestic product in 2013, îMoody'sî Analytics calculates. China's economy saw growth slip...

April 18, 2014 Twin Cities task force reports 'serious shortcomings' in archdiocesan policies

The National Catholic Reporter - "The work of the Task Force revealed that, despite Archdiocesan policies and procedures designed to protect against clergy sexual abuse of minors, a flawed organizational structure with little...

April 18, 2014 Wade set to miss England tour

Orange - The 22-year-old British and Irish Lion also missed the îQBEî Internationals last autumn because of a damaged hamstring. Wade gave a positive update on his injury on Tuesday, declaring he is hopeful of...

April 18, 2014 Mortgage Rates Hit 6-Week Low; 30-Year Falls to 4.27%

US Financial Post - Mortgage rates have dropped over the last week with the average rate for the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage reaching 4.27%, according to îFreddie Macî. This is the lowest in six weeks and just in...

April 18, 2014 Why the HARP refis dry up as rates rise, lowering prepay speeds

Yahoo Finance - To be eligible for HARP, the borrower must have a loan guaranteed by îFannie Maeî or îFreddie Macî, have an LTV ratio above 80%, and be current on their mortgage. The program was designed...

April 18, 2014 Jackson airport delaying security, concourse upgrades after bond rating drop

The Republic - Dirk Vanderleest, Airport Authority executive director, told the Mississippi Business Journal (http://bit.ly/1kpHyvg) delaying the projects by up to 12 months keeps the debt off the books as îFitch...

April 18, 2014 Business Development Expert Advises Government To Invest In SMEs

Channels Television - As Nigeria prepares to host the îWorld Economic Forumî On Africa, the Federal Government has been advised to look for investment that can be beneficial to all, particularly the small and medium...

April 18, 2014 Pope urged to back fossil fuel divestment campaign

Responding To Climate Change - It cautions that, despite this, fossil fuel companies are still exploring for new reserves to burn. The îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî has warned that the world has a finite...

April 18, 2014 Average US 30-year mortgage rate falls to 4.27 pct

Washington Post - Mortgage buyer îFreddie Macî said Thursday that the average rate for the 30-year loan fell to 4.27 percent from 4.34 percent last week. The average for the 15-year mortgage eased to 3.33 percent from...

April 18, 2014 U.S. agrees to let Japanese tariffs stand on rice, wheat

Japan Times - In line with a îWorld Trade Organizationî deal that obliges Japan to provide minimum market access opportunities, Tokyo annually imports 770,000 tons of rice under tariff-free state trading. But it...

April 18, 2014 Conference considers energy future

Yale Daily News - The conference honored Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, 2007 Nobel laureate and founding director of YCEI, whose appointment at Yale will end this summer....

April 18, 2014 Law mandates unfunded liabilities be paid

KITV News - "It's the absolute right thing to do by the way, in terms of sustainability." Meanwhile, the îHawaii Employees' Retirement Systemî doesn't face quite the same situation as the EUTF since workers also...

April 18, 2014 EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Turn Higher, But Rémy, Diageo Lag

english.capital.gr - The îStoxxî Europe 600 recovered for a gain of 0.5% to 332.43, following an upswing for U.S. stock futures as weekly jobless claims came in ahead of expectations. The index finished the...

April 18, 2014 Gerhart: U.S. Has a Good Story to Tell at the Global Insurance Symposium

Insurance Journal - Ben Nelson, chief executive officer of the îNational Association of Insurance Commissionersî (NAIC). Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart says the state-based insurance regulatory system in the...

April 18, 2014 Editorial: Climate goal nearly out of reach

Milford Daily News - Of all the reports that the U.N.-chartered îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) has released over the last several months, this week's might be the most distressing. The...

April 18, 2014 Tribeca Women Directors: Meet Alexandra Liveris (Nocturnity)

Indie Wire Film Blog - Prior to making films, she worked for the îClinton Global Initiativeî and at Charlie Rose. She is a 2013 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar Fellow. Liveris graduated in 2007 from Tufts University with...

April 18, 2014 CRedit360 recognised for global leadership in Environment, Health & Safety software by independent analyst firm

Press Release Services - Cambridge, UK / Chicago, IL, USA, 16 April 2014 â CRedit360 has been named a leader in îVerdantixîâs global Green Quadrant Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Software 2014...

April 18, 2014 Snowden Calls BS On Putin's Answer: Says He Was Playing The Role Of Ron Wyden

Tech Dirt - Clapper's lie â to the Senate and to the public â was a major motivating force behind my decision to go public, and a historic example of the importance of official îaccountabilityî. From...

April 18, 2014 FTSE up on financial, property stocks; Wall St tepid

Stock Market Wire - Back in Blighty, financial stocks flew. îSchrodersî non-voting shares (SDRC) were up 4.89% to 1996p, while the companyâs voting shares (SDR) added 4.24% to 2559p. In tow were Barclays (BARC),...

April 18, 2014 China to appeal WTO rare-earth restriction ruling

The Global Times - A Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) spokesperson said Thursday that China will appeal a îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) rare-earth ruling in late March that China's restrictions on rare-earth materials...

April 18, 2014 EarthTalk: Global warming and your health

Darien News - And according to the nonprofit îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî, warmer temperatures and higher levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide can stimulate plants to grow faster, mature earlier and produce more...

April 18, 2014 Investors pull $3.1B from Pimco's flagship fund

prairiebizmag.com - NEW YORK - Investors pulled another $3.1 billion from Pimco's flagship fund in March, the 11th straight month of outflows from the world's largest bond fund, and its performance on the month lagged 95 percent...

April 18, 2014 Advancing STEM Skills: Can Professional Training Be The Missing Key To Turn Mobile Technology Into Educational Tools'

CSR Wire - Join îCSRwireî, Verizon and a roundtable of experts for a live discussion on how we can increase student interest, how mobile technology could positively impact student achievement when used effectively and...

April 18, 2014 Toolkit published to help operators reduce food waste

QSR Web - The FWRA is a cross-sector industry initiative led by the Food Marketing Institute, the îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî and the National Restaurant Association, according to a news release. "The Food...

April 18, 2014 Why Chelsea Might Be Just What Hillary Needs In 2016

National Journal - We should do something about Jordan.' And it would be like, Well, now we'll make Jordan a priority," îClinton Global Initiativeî deputy director Ed Hughes told Fast Company. Chelsea, on the other...

April 18, 2014 Singapore Yacht Show sets new high for boating industry in Asia

Superyacht Times - Karl Hamman, Singapore CEO of insurance provider îQBEî said he had thoroughly enjoyed his first year of partnering the Singapore Yacht Show: "The show has completely surpassed expectations and is a...

April 18, 2014 STOXX600 Banks Dividend Dec 13

investing.com - This page contains a brief summary recommendation for the STOXX600 Banks Dividend Futures CFDs: either Strong Buy, Buy, Strong Sell, Sell or Neutral signals. It also offers a detailed technical analysis based on...

April 18, 2014 5 Must Reads: Kumar Vishwas attacks Gandhi family, Amit Shah's ban lifted, and why is no one talking about climate change

Daily News and Analysis - 4 Climate change: An upcoming threat with little political traction during Lok Sabha elections As more than 850 million Indians went to poll amidst a hotly contested pre-election period, the...

April 18, 2014 ZTE Provides Technical Support as Air China Launches its First Ground-Air Broadband Test

Zee News - ZTE is committed to corporate îsocial responsibilityî and is a member of the UN Global Compact. The company is China rsquo;s only listed telecom manufacturer that is publicly traded on both the Hong Kong...

April 18, 2014 European Shares Boosted by Upbeat U.S. Data

The Wall Street Journal - 04/17/14 Post Holdings to Buy Michael F... More quote details and news » GS in Your Value Your Change Short position The îStoxxî Europe 600 index rose 0.49% to close at 332.43,...

April 18, 2014 Leonard Rosen, Restructuring Practice Pioneer, Dies at 83 (2)

Businessweek - More recently, with government-backed mortgage agencies îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî struggling with $5 trillion of debt they supported, the Treasury turned to the Wachtell Lipton practice...

April 18, 2014 China to Appeal WTO Ruling on REE Exports

rareearthinvestingnews.com - The Wall Street Journal reported that Chinaâs Ministry of Commerce today plans to appeal the îWorld Trade Organizationîâs (WTO) ruling that the countryâs rare earth...

April 18, 2014 Precariousness For Pollinators: Monarch Butterflies & Honeybees In Decline

Source: KCUR

Insect ecologist Chip Taylor is a friend to both the monarch butterfly and the honeybee. He's been tracking monarchs and restoring their habitats since 1992. And he's worked with bees in French Guiana, Venezuela and Mexico

April 18, 2014 Climate Change Meets High Tech

Counter Punch - Human-caused climate change may already be out of control, as suggested in recent reports by the IPCC (îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî), confirming that a âtipping pointâ may...

April 18, 2014 U.S. Stocks Rise While Bonds Decline on Ukraine, Earnings

Bloomberg - The yield on 10-year Treasuries rose nine basis points to 2.72 percent. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index climbed 0.5 percent. Russiaâs Micex Index reversed a loss while the ruble jumped. The dollar...

April 18, 2014 Fitch Affirms Sierra Vista Municipal Property Corp, AZ's Rev Bonds at 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

Market Watch - NEW YORK, Apr 03, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Fitch Ratings takes the following action on Sierra Vista Municipal Property Corporation (MPC), AZ's bonds, issued on behalf of the city of Sierra Vista (the city):...

April 18, 2014 BlackRock, Inc., Blackstone Group Post Higher Profits For Q1 2014

Value Walk - Two of the biggest private equity firms globally, BlackRock and Blackstone, posted higher profits for the first quarter îThe Blackstone Groupî L.P. (NYSE:BX) also reported its first quarter earnings...

April 18, 2014 Moelis & Co. prices initial public offering at $25

NBC News - and the sale of Hilton to îThe Blackstone Groupî. Moelis' profit nearly doubled in 2013. The company earned net income of $70.2 million on revenue of $411.4 million, up 7 percent from the prior year. > 1862

April 18, 2014 Earnings lift S&P 500, Nasdaq; S&P's best week since July

Buenos Aires Herald - Encouraging US results helped cyclical sectors to gather pace, with the îSTOXXî Europe Automobile and Auto Parts index rising 2.1 percent to become the top performing sector. The travel and...

April 18, 2014 Novation sells StreetLinks in deal that could top $60M

The Business Journal - Novation Companies Inc. sold its StreetLinks LLC subsidiary to îAssurantî Inc. for $60 million in cash and a potential earn out payment of up to $12 million based on future performance. Novation...

April 18, 2014 Six small shopkeepers are big losers in CFPB headquarters building renovation

Washington Examiner - Federal officials have ignored six small businesses on the ground floor next to the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî's new headquarters, refusing to share information about the building's...

April 18, 2014 New Seed Survey Report Highlights Privatization Concerns

Common Dreams - The report is especially pertinent during 2014, the International Year of Family Farming, as designated by the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî. Based on the surveys and the...

April 18, 2014 Media Committee Formed to Coordinate the Livestock-based Livelihoods (LbL) Projects Funded by EU

PNN English - and CARE and Oxfam Italia in addition to the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO) and the European Union (EU). The three sub-projects constituting the LbL programme are ; (i)...

April 18, 2014 CAL THOMAS: Chicken Little science proponents cluck louder

Albany Herald - Thatâs why science textbooks are regularly revised as new discoveries are made. The Times story was about a meeting of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) in Berlin. To read it...

April 18, 2014 Materiality, Sustainability Disclosure & ESG Performance: A Live Conversation With SASB

CSR Wire - But what is materiality' And how do you deduce fair share of resources in a way that neither of the environment, social or îgovernance metricsî are getting siloed' Further, can any one organization lead us...

April 18, 2014 California Home Sales Spring Higher in March, but Diminishing Affordability Sapping Market, C.A.R. Reports

Financial Content - Mortgage rates edged up in March, with the 30-year, fixed-mortgage interest rate averaging 4.34 percent, up from 4.30 percent in February and up from 3.57 percent in March 2013, according to îFreddie...

April 18, 2014 Why Blackstone Group (BX) Stock Is Higher Today

The Street - NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of îThe Blackstone Groupî (BX) are trading higher 2.29% to $31.65 on Thursday following news the company's net income increased 30% to $814 million. On Wednesday, the...

April 18, 2014 Mortgage Rates Continue Downward Trend, Hit 4.27 Percent for the Week

National Mortgage Professional - îFreddie Macî has released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), showing average fixed mortgage rates easing further for the second consecutive week helping to...

April 18, 2014 Updated: Federal Insurance Office Seeks Comments on Auto Insurance Affordability

Insurance Journal - According to figures from the îNational Association of Insurance Commissionersî, the typical U.S. auto insurance premiums dropped to $791.22 in 2010, more than three percent less than in 2006...

April 18, 2014 Sustainable Brands® Announces 2014 Innovation Open Semi-finalists

TMCnet.com - (î3BL Mediaî Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Ten environmental and social-impact entrepreneurs will compete for top honors at global startup competitionSOURCE: Sustainable Brands DESCRIPTION:SAN FRANCISCO,...

April 18, 2014 Canada could support three more NHL franchises within next two decades

StarPhoenix - Saskatoon's deputy medical health officer is warning that îsocialî media and smartphone dating apps could be driving a syphilis outbreak in the city. MONTREAL â îThe Conference Boardî...

April 18, 2014 Weibo Shares Rise In Trading Debut

Wall Street Journal - At noon, the Beijing-based microblogging service opened at $16.27 on the îNasdaq Stock Marketî, down 4.3% from the $17 paid by buyers in the IPO itself. But it quickly recovered and was up more...

April 18, 2014 Investors Pulled $3.1 Billion From PIMCO's Flagship Fund In March

The Business Insider - NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors pulled another $3.1 billion from Pimco's flagship fund in March, the 11th straight month of outflows from the world's largest bond fund, and its performance on the month...

April 18, 2014 Hawaii House advances $12.1 billion state budget, react to lower estimated revenues

The Republic - The State of îHawaii Employees' Retirement Systemî has $8 billion in unfunded liabilities, but the situation is improving, he said. The Legislature has allocated $100 million in both the current and...

April 18, 2014 Citigroup Inc. Reiterates Neutral Rating for SABMiller plc (SAB)

Mideast Times - Citigroup Inc. now has a $37.00 price target on that stock. Finally, Citigroup Inc. reiterated its buy rating on shares of îThe Carlyle Groupî LP. They have a $38.00 price target on that stock, down...

April 18, 2014 MasterCard Board Of Directors Recommends Two New Candidates For Election

The Street - Genachowski, a long-time leader in technology, media and telecommunications, is managing director and partner at îThe Carlyle Groupî. From 2009 through 2013, he served as Chairman of the U.S. Federal...

April 18, 2014 Storm water, erosion conference April 29

Quad-Cities Times - Seth P. Brown, P.E., îWater Environment Federationî Stormwater Program and policy director and executive editor of âWorld Water: Storm water Management for îWater Environment...

April 18, 2014 GMA: Vermont GMO bill a step in wrong direction

Supermarket News - The îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî, which backs a federal bill that would preempt states from legislative efforts to require labeling of GM foods, says that a Vermont measure to mandate...

April 18, 2014 Diageo continues to bet on Asia despite bump in the road - Hunter

4 Traders - 5h ago Sunil Kashyap of Scotiabank talks about fluctuating gold demand in India and China. 1d ago îSchrodersî' lead portfolio manager of global and international equities is cautious on the very high...

April 18, 2014 ISEQ falls 0.3pc to buck EU trend

Irish Independent - Drinks group C&C fell 1.3pc to â¬4.44. Elsewhere, the îStoxxî Europe 600 Index added 0.5pc to 332.43 at the close of trading as diplomats from Ukraine, Russia, the US and the European...

April 18, 2014 Asian shares mixed in thin holiday trade

The Jerusalem Post - After the close of European trade, the DJ Euro îStoxxî 50 rose 0.52%, France''s CAC 40 rose 0.59%, while Germany''s DAX rose 0.99%. Meanwhile, in the U.K. the FTSE 100 rose 0.62%. > 1862

April 18, 2014 Apache CEO, Vermont activist build alliance on climate issues

Thomson Reuters - "You can't be a climate-change denier any more," said Andrew Behar, chief executive of îAs You Sowî, a California foundation that has negotiated with both companies. "Shareholder Engagement" has...

April 18, 2014 BUYOUTS-Hellman & Friedman targets $8.9 bln for Fund VIII

Thomson Reuters - Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners VIII LP marks the latest in a series of big flagship private equity funds in the past several months, led by Apollo Global Management LP's îApollo Investmentî...

April 18, 2014 Chelsea Clinton: I might run for office

My Foxny - Chelsea Clinton speaks during a student conference for the îClinton Global Initiativeî University, Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) NEW YORK (AP) -...

April 18, 2014 House advances $12.1B state budget

The Maui News - The State of îHawaii Employees' Retirement Systemî has $8 billion in unfunded liabilities, but the situation is improving, he said. The Legislature has allocated $100 million in both the current and...

April 18, 2014 Financials bolster Britain's FTSE after reassuring U.S. earnings

Thomson Reuters - Fund manager îSchrodersî and Barclays, up 4.2 percent and 3.9 percent respectively, led gains in UK financials, which helped push the broader FTSE 100 index up 39.79 points, or 0.6 percent, to...

April 18, 2014 The business interests of Jayant Sinha

Live Mint - Punita Kumar Sinha, the founder and managing partner at Pacific Paradigm Advisors, an independent investment advisory and management firm, was associated with îthe Blackstone Groupî Lp and is a director on...

April 18, 2014 Fifth Third Bancorp Names James P. Hackett Non-Executive Chairman of the Board and Marsha C. Williams Lead Director [Professional Services Close - Up]

TMCnet.com - Akins, chairman, president & CEO, îAmerican Electric Powerî. -B. Evan Bayh III, partner, McGuireWoods LLP. -Ulysses L. Bridgeman, Jr., owner and president, B.F. Companies. -Emerson L. Brumback,...

April 18, 2014 Sina Weibo skyrockets in debut [China Daily: Hong Kong Edition]

TMCnet.com - (China Daily: Hong Kong Edition Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) The Weibo logo is seen at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of its initial public offering (IPO) on The îNASDAQ Stock Marketî...

April 18, 2014 More Sophisticated Forecasts Yield Glimmer of Hope in Climate Gloom

Science Magazine - A new report from the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow increasing emissions of greenhouse gases. In an advance, however, the...

April 18, 2014 MasterCard (MA) Board Recommends Two New Candidates

StreetInsider - Genachowski, a long-time leader in technology, media and telecommunications, is managing director and partner at îThe Carlyle Groupî. From 2009 through 2013, he served as Chairman of the U.S. Federal...

April 18, 2014 REVEALED: Pando smears ex-Carlyle pro Bob Grady

CNN Money - He would eventually leave to join investment bank Robertson Stephens & Co., before joining private equity firm îThe Carlyle Groupî (CG) in May 2000. At Carlyle, Grady focused most of his time running...

April 18, 2014 Florida Prison Sentences: Match Punishment To Crime

The Ledger - The punishment should fit the crime. That statement has long been a guiding principle, if not the reality, of the American justice system. Yet an emerging movement in Florida and across the nation seeks to introduce...

April 18, 2014 Weibo Shares Surge in Debut -- 6th Update

The Wall Street Journal - The gains were a contrast to where the stock opened on the îNasdaq Stock Marketî--at $16.27, below Weibo's initial public offering price of $17. Weibo, which is growing fast but posted a net...

April 18, 2014 On Climate, Business as Usual

RealClear Politics - according to an authoritative new report from the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî. Some governments have instituted policies to try to hold down emissions of carbon dioxide -- by far...

April 18, 2014 Bill Mandates Free Credit Scores for Everyone

Heartlander Magazine - "The SECURE Act provides a good framework for holding credit reporting agencies and creditors accountable for making sure credit reports are fair and accurate,â said Pamela Banks, senior policy...

April 18, 2014 Hellman & Friedman targets $8.9 billion for Fund VIII

Thomson Reuters - Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners VIII LP marks the latest in a series of big flagship private equity funds in the past several months, led by Apollo Global Management LP's (APO.N) îApollo...

April 18, 2014 Consumer Groups Win 'Company Doe' Appeal

Manufacturing - Three consumer groups â Public Citizen, Consumer Federation of America and îConsumers Unionî â appealed, challenging the seal on the court case. "Today's decision is a big victory both for...

April 18, 2014 Nonprofits Bolster Kauai County in Suit on Pesticide Disclosure and Regulation

Nonprofit Quaterly - The judge granted a motion this past week to allow Ka Makani Hoopono, the Center for Food Safety, the îPesticide Action Network North Americaî, and the Surfrider Foundation to intervene. The...

April 18, 2014 Tainted food still ailing Americans, report says

Newsday - Vibio organisms are microscopic comma-shaped îbacteriaî that invade shellfish, mainly oysters and other mollusks, said Dr. Robert Tauxe, the CDC's deputy director îof foodborneî, waterborne and...

April 18, 2014 Video Conferencing Delivers Education and Mental Health Care to the Arctic Circle

TMCnet.com - (î3BL Mediaî Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SOURCE: Cisco Systems Inc. DESCRIPTION:his post was written by Willa Black, Director of Corporate Affairs for Cisco Canada, and was originally published on the...

April 18, 2014 WhiteHorse Finance Stock Rating Upgraded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (WHF)

Mideast Times - They have a $18.50 price target on that stock. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of îApollo Investmentî Corp. from a neutral rating to an overweight rating. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now...

April 18, 2014 China's economy grows 7.4% in 2014 Q1, better than forecast

news.uzreport.uz - FAO urges countries to step up action against destructive banana disease 17.04.2014 12:57:36 ⢠"UzReport" The îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO) is warning...

April 18, 2014 Science Friday: Maple Syrup, Earth's Cousin and Global Warming

Capital Public Radio - The latest reports from the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî are out, and the news from the farm is dim. Researchers say climate change has already cut yields of wheat and corn,...

April 18, 2014 Earth Day 2014: Why The Public Isn't Warming To The Climate Change Debate

Source: Forbes

Many environmental activists, fueled by generous support from super-wealthy Democratic donors, are vowing to make climate change a top priority in the 2014 elections and beyond. There are several reasons they won’t be...

April 18, 2014 "MON POWER AND POTOMAC EDISON ANNOUNCE NEW TREE TRIMMING PROGRAM"

AD HOC News - îAEPî) with the 2014 Outstanding National Key Accounts Customer Service Award. This marks the seventh time that îAEPî's National Account program has received EEI's top award for providing...

April 18, 2014 Blackstone Beats on Q1 Earnings, Revenues Up

Yahoo Finance - Top-line growth drove îThe Blackstone Groupî L.P.âs (BX) first-quarter 2014 economic net income (ENI) of 70 cents per share, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 25%. Also, the figure...

April 18, 2014 Investors' Love Affair with Europe Draws to an End

Morningstar - European equities have led developed stock market gains over the past 12 months, but global ETF investors started profit-taking in the asset class in March, with ETFs tracking the Euro îStoxxî 50 index...

April 18, 2014 Bets against FTSE pile up as central bank directions diverge

Gulf News - The FTSE is down around 3 per cent so far this year, while the Euro îSTOXXî 50 â the most liquid European index for options traders â is up around 1 per cent. âBecause of the...

April 18, 2014 AAP PreK-12 Learning Group Presents Global Forum for Educational Publishers

Benzinga - About Content in Context (CIC) Content in Context was launched in 2010 as a collaboration between the Association of Educational Publishers (îAEPî) and the School Division of the Association of American...

April 18, 2014 FRR ends 10-month manager search with nine appointments

Investment Pensions Europe - The îFonds de réserve pour les retraitesî (FRR), the â¬33bn French public sector pension fund, has concluded its manager search for a range of active equity...

April 18, 2014 Barnes & Noble and IBM are big market movers

Washington Post - NEW YORK â Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: Target is vastly expanding the goods available to order by...

April 18, 2014 Study: Air Pollution Over Asia Found to Impact Global Weather

Voice of America - Researchers from Texas, California and Washington recently compared air pollution data provided by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî for the years 1850 through 2000 and found that...

April 18, 2014 DuPont's revenue misses estimates on weak farm sales

4 Traders - DuPont sold the business, which supplies vehicle and industrial coating systems, to Carlyle Group (>> îThe Carlyle Groupî LP) in February. Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management disclosed a stake in...

April 18, 2014 Bank of New York Mellon : Emerging Markets Likely to Benefit Later in 2014 from Stronger Growth in U.S., Europe, according to Standish

4 Traders - 3d ago BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON: BNY Mellon : appointed as AIFMD depositary by îPGGMî Ver.. 3d ago BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON: BNY Mellon : takes top honours amongst peers in 2014 R.. > 1862

April 18, 2014 Tunisia : AfDB a cornerstone investor in major private equity fund for Sub-Saharan Africa

Hispanic Business - Managing Director and co-head of the Sub-Saharan Africa advisory team at îthe Carlyle Groupî, one of the world s largest global asset management firms. > 1862

April 18, 2014 Exclusive: Food Chains Gets A New Clip

Shockya.com - The film stars dozens of farmworkers as well as Eva Longoria (Executive Producer), Dolores Huerta, îEric Schlosserî, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Barry Estabrook, and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. Eva...

April 18, 2014 Jimmy Carter speaks out against Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

Blue & Green Tomorrow - Following information from the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) that said investment needed to be rapidly shifted away from fossil fuels to renewables, environmentalists...

April 18, 2014 Southlake-based Sabre moves up in first day of trading on Nasdaq

Hispanic Business - April 17--Sabre Corp. is back on the market. The Southlake-based travel technology firm debuted on the îNasdaq stock marketî today, trading under the symbol SABR and moving up nearly 5 percent, to...

April 18, 2014 Gilead Sciences May See A Healthy Earnings Beat

Seeking Alpha - That's a sign of strong earnings quality and indicates these earnings are probably îsustainableî in coming quarters ... and in the last 90 days, the îThomson Reutersî I/B/E/S consensus...

April 18, 2014 BlackBerry Launches Mobile App Development Award at Canada-Wide Science Fair 2014

EIN News Desk World News Report - BlackBerry is listed on the îNASDAQ Stock Marketî (NASDAQ: BBRY) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BB). For more information, visit www.blackberry.com. Forward-looking statements...

April 18, 2014 Lucrative Stardom in China, Using a Webcam and a Voice

New York Times - Investors are betting heâs right. Shares of YY have soared 500 percent since the companyâs public offering on the îNasdaq stock marketî in late 2012. YY was the vanguard for other Chinese...

April 18, 2014 UN Panel: Renewables, Not Nukes

Counter Punch - The authoritative îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî has left zero doubt that we humans are wrecking our climate. It also effectively says the problem can be solved, and that renewable energy...

April 18, 2014 EnerNOC Enhances Energy Intelligence Software with Acquisition of Leading Global Utility Bill Management Application

Caas Tmcnet - an Analyst at îVerdantixî. About EnerNOC EnerNOC (Nasdaq: ENOC) is a leading provider of energy intelligence software (EIS). Thousands of enterprises worldwide use EnerNOC applications and professional...

April 18, 2014 Carlyle Group closes $700m sub-Saharan Africa fund

FTSE Global Markets - US private equity firm îThe Carlyle Groupî has raised $698m for its new Sub-Saharan Africa Fund, beating its initial target by 40%. The fund, which attracted strong support from African investors...

April 18, 2014 Apple to celebrate ‘Green Cities’ 2014 Earth Day campaign on April 22nd

Source: 9 to 5 Mac

Apple will be celebrating Earth Day on April 22nd in its retail stores and on its Cupertino, California campus, according to multiple Apple employees. Earth Day is an annual day of focus on environmental protection and...

April 18, 2014 Australia appoints lead managers for Medibank Private IPO

Thomson Reuters - Medibank would rank among the biggest Australian floats of the year, alongside another health-related company, hospital operator Healthscope, which owners TPG Capital and îThe Carlyle Groupî are...

April 18, 2014 Fitch Downgrades, Affirms, or Withdraws Distressed Classes in 24 Transactions

Market Watch - Fitch downgraded 26 bonds in 13 U.S. îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî (CMBS) transactions to 'D', as the bonds have incurred a principal write-down. The bonds were all previously rated 'CC' or...

April 18, 2014 Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. To Announce First Quarter 2014 Results

MSN Money - 415-228-4839 Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. is a real estate investment trust that focuses on financing and managing residential and îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî and mortgage loans. Invesco...

April 18, 2014 Travelzoo, Morgan Stanley, Mattel, Barnes & Noble and IBM are big market movers

Minneapolis Star Tribune - NEW YORK â Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: NYSE Western Union Co., down 80 cents to $15.25...

April 18, 2014 Climate change: An upcoming threat with little political traction during Lok Sabha elections

Daily News and Analysis - As more than 850 million Indians went to poll amidst a hotly contested pre-election period, the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) setup under the United Nations released the...

April 18, 2014 MARKET REPORT: Shares in Blur Group tumble as full-year results are delayed but WANdisco delights investors

This is Money - But Wall Street did not reflect that, easing back 9.38 points at the outset. Fund manager îSchrodersî rose 104p to 2,559p. Barclays gained 8.95p to 246.5p after chief executive Antony Jenkins...

April 18, 2014 City gets oil lease funds

The Selam Times Journal - Each year, the money is doled out to municipalities, and all 67 Alabama counties, from the îAlabama Trust Fundî â created in 1985 to receive royalties from gas wells along the Alabama...

April 18, 2014 ZTE First-Quarter Profit Triples as Revenue Growth Fuels Strong Start to 2014

Zee News - ZTE is committed to corporate îsocial responsibilityî and is a member of the UN Global Compact. The company is China rsquo;s only listed telecom manufacturer that is publicly traded on both the Hong Kong...

April 18, 2014 Stock market rise could help restore city pension cuts

Crain's Detroit Business - "We're generally, I think, remaining in a bull market for at least another two years," said David Tawil, co-founder and portfolio manager of New York City-based Maglan Capital, a hedge fund that invests...

April 18, 2014 ACRE Panel Focuses on Opportunities in Distressed Real Estate; Warn that Due Diligence Must Not Be Overlooked

PR Inside - I gather as much information as I can from local brokers or management teams that can give me information I might not receive from the bank,â said Beck, who specializes in the purchasing of notes and...

April 18, 2014 The must-know economic trends in the capital market

Market Realist - Financing conditions in the commercial real estate sector continued to improve gradually. Issuance of îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî was robust in February after a slow start in January....

April 18, 2014 Salmonella cases dip but overall fight against food poisoning disappointing, officials say

OregonLive - The annual report released Thursday by the îFoodborneî îDiseasesî Active Surveillance ... "Frankly, that's disappointing," said Dr. Paul Cieslak, head of infections îdiseasesî at...

April 18, 2014 NBC Hosts Excited 'Very, Very Impressive' Chelsea Clinton Might Run for Office

News Busters - And everyone says, "Oh, she's gonna run for office." MORALES: She's very busy right now. She's helping with the îClinton Global Initiativeî, of course. So she's been very involved in that. And I guess...

April 18, 2014 Chelsea Clinton May Be Key to Hillary's Success in 2016

News Max - Chelsea Clinton has helped revamp the îClinton Global Initiativeî into a more effective and efficient charitable organization, using skills that may help her mother, former Secretary of State Hillary...

April 18, 2014 THURSDAY MARKET CLOSE: Footsie given pre-Easter bounce

The Scotsman - Fund Fund manager îSchrodersî and Barclays, up 4.2 per cent at 2,559p and 3.8 per cent at 246.5p respectively, led the gains among UK financials. The benchmark FTSE 100 Index closed up 41.08 points at...

April 18, 2014 Brady increases war chest to $695,640

Delaware County Daily Times - Several other Philadelphia Energy Solutions executives also contributed lesser amounts. William Conway, managing director of îthe Carlyle Groupî, also contributed $2,600 for the primary...

April 18, 2014 2014 a time of absorption for Summit

Hotel News Now - There remains debt to be had for the right borrower and the right project, Hansen said. îCommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî had been the most aggressive pricing, but Hansen said he is seeing that...

April 18, 2014 University of Michigan prepares to vote on $127 million in new investments

Pensions & Investments - The credit fund will invest in short-dated structured credit vehicles, including residential and îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî. Regents also will be asked to approve a...

April 18, 2014 Haiti: Cholera snapshot (published as of March 2014)

ReliefWeb - However, given the poor state of îhygieneî and îsanitationî and the difficulties to access drinking îwaterî in the country, the risk of contamination remains high. Response efforts...

April 18, 2014 Financials nudge FTSE to one-week closing high as U.S. earnings reassure

Reuters - Fund manager îSchrodersî, up 4.2 percent, and Barclays, 3.8 percent firmer, led gains in UK financials, which helped push the broader FTSE 100 index up 41.08 points, or 0.6 percent, to 6,625.25 points, its...

April 18, 2014 Colgate Commits to 100% Recyclable Packaging for Three of Four Product Categories by 2020

sustainablebrands.com - Shareholder advocacy group îAs You Sowî (AYS) announced today that, after dialogue with AYS, personal care products giant Colgate-Palmolive has committed to making 100 percent of its packaging...

April 18, 2014 Summit Completes 68-mile Transmission Pipeline; Now Serving at UPM Madison

AD HOC News - îAEPî) with the 2014 Outstanding National Key Accounts Customer Service Award. This marks the seventh time that îAEPî's National Account program has received EEI's top award for providing...

April 18, 2014 Headquarters AMC recognized as platinum level fit-friendly worksite

United States Army - For more information, contact the AMC Wellness Division or visit (CAC required): https://hqamc.îaepî.army.mil/gstaff/amcpe/w/Pages/Home.aspx > 1862

April 18, 2014 Blue Nile Schedules First Quarter 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Benzinga - Blue Nile's shares are traded on the îNasdaq Stock Marketî LLC under the symbol NILE. CONTACT: Blue Nile, Inc. Nancy Shipp, 206.388.3626 (Investors) nancys@bluenile.com or Josh Holland, 206.336.6773 (Media)...

April 18, 2014 Report: climate change to set new challenges for UK infrastructure

business-reporter.co.uk - The îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) warns that many parts of the world are âill-prepared for risks from a changing climateâ. Its recent report, which had a...

April 18, 2014 Gbagbo's long shadow on Côte d'Ivoire's politics

The Africa Report - "The FPI is seeking to rebuild. However, Gbagbo's trial continues to cast a long shadow over the former ruling party," argues Charles Laurie, head of Africa at risk analysis company îMaplecroftî....

April 18, 2014 Consider Buying Western Asset Mortgage Capital Now

Seeking Alpha - The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering primarily to purchase Agency RMBS (residential mortgage-backed securities), Non-Agency RMBS and CMBS (îcommercial mortgage-backed...

April 18, 2014 Outage leaves much of Alice without power Thursday morning

Corpus Christi Caller - ALICE â Power was restored Thursday afternoon to about about 1,948 îAEPî customers in Alice who had been in the dark since 9:41 a.m. Thursday, an îAEPî spokesman said. A bird...

April 18, 2014 Hong Kong shares supported by blue chips, China stocks flat

Thomson Reuters - removing the need to first file paperwork with the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî. While shares jumped on the news, analysts said the gains were more speculative than based on any...

April 18, 2014 UPDATE 3-Yamana, Agnico reach C$3.9 bln deal with Osisko to thwart Goldcorp takeover bid

Thomson Reuters - and îCaisse de depot et placement du Quebecî. "In our opinion the complexity of this new offer is far less than that of the previously announced Yamana partnership, and we believe this new bid will...

April 18, 2014 Here's How Long That Teen Would Have to Pee in the Portland Reservoir to Make It Unsafe to Drink

Slate - Thatâs billion with a b. For comparison, the Environmental Protection Agencyâs limit for arsenic in drinking îwaterîâarsenic!âis 10 ppb. The îEPAî doesnât appear to...

April 18, 2014 Blackstone Profit Rises 30%

FIN Alternatives - A strong environment for selling off holdings added up to a 30% higher profit for îthe Blackstone Groupî in the first quarter. The alternative investments giant easily topped analystsâ...

April 18, 2014 Asian Broker CLSA Uses Ullink for Risk

m.waterstechnology.com - The Paris-based software company's solution includes electronic client order collection, and pre-trade risk management for Asian markets. "We appreciate the flexibility and robustness of the pre-trade...

April 18, 2014 Capital Bank Financial Corp. (CBF) Announces Quarterly Results

Ticker Report - CBF), îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî (CMBS) and mezzanine loans, primarily in the United States. Get Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades via Email - Stay on top of analysts' coverage with...

April 18, 2014 Ingersoll Rand Leader Discusses Financial Benefits of Sustainability at Wall Street GREEN Summit

Financial Content - Davidson, N.C, March 31, 2014 /3BL Media/ â Scott Tew, executive director, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability (CEES) at Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable...

April 18, 2014 US is the world's biggest human rights violator

Axis of Logic - Since 2008 evaluating countries annually throughout the world on various human rights violations, a UK company called îMaplecroftî has been assessing and ranking nations for the most serious human...

April 18, 2014 Prospective Milwaukee Bucks owner plays up local roots

The Business Journal - Lasry founded New York City-based Avenue Capital Group, which specializes in îdistressed assetsî. His net worth is $1.7 billion and he ranks 24th on Forbes' list of highest-earning hedge fund...

April 18, 2014 Fitch Upgrades 4 Classes of Putnam Structured Product CDO 2001-1, Ltd

StreetInsider - The portfolio is monitored by Putnam Advisory Company, LLC and is composed of 26.8% commercial and residential real estate investment trusts, 22.7% residential mortgage-backed securities, 15.9% îcommercial...

April 18, 2014 Shares of Twitter-Like Weibo Surge on Opening Day, as China I.P.O.s Mount

Deal Book - Tencent, which is already public, posted a 38 percent rise in revenue last year. Baidu, which trades on the îNasdaq stock marketî, reported a 43 percent jump in sales. Alibaba shows even more promise....

April 18, 2014 Blackstone Discusses Fannie and Freddie Stake

The Street - NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Blackstone Group (BX) President and COO Hamilton "Tony" James confirmed the company's îpreferred equityî stake in Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC) but said he does not...

April 18, 2014 Rethink Robotics Expands Executive Team

Thomson Reuters - With a career in both entrepreneurial and established business, from IMLogic, ultimately acquired by Symantec, to Microsoft and îComputer Associatesî, Shah understands what it takes to deliver a...

April 18, 2014 When Janet Yellen Speaks The Market Hears A Dove, But That Isn't Her Message

Source: Forbes

At some point during Chair Yellen’s tenure people will likely begin to see the pragmatic central banker she has been. Wednesday’s luncheon speech to the Economic Club of New York was a step in that direction, once everyone sifts...

April 18, 2014 IBS launches $225M commercial real estate fund

The Business Journal - The maximum loan-to-value is 75 percent. The minimum credit score is 620, he added. Jackson added that the loans will be sold on the îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî (CMBS) market. > 1862

April 18, 2014 Editorial: Hold off on pension reforms

Tampa Bay Times - The Legislature is looking less ambitious and more reasonable when it comes to changing the îFlorida Retirement Systemî. But that doesn't mean the plans deserve any less scrutiny. Changing a...

April 18, 2014 Big Insurance stands for competitive and transparent pricing, except wrt Legal Funding industry

Daily Kos - The insurance industry has now discovered how to use data mining software to set rates, a process they call "price optimization" and their critics, notably The îConsumer Federation of Americaî (the "CFA"),...

April 18, 2014 Change of Leadership at RE-STRUCTURE: Beckermann and Choi are new Managing Directors

ots.at - Change of leadership at RE-STRUCTURE, an Austrian consultancy in the real estate workout branch, focusing on restructuring îdistressed assetsî and NPLs in CEE and SEE. Florian Beckermann, who worked as a "Bad...

April 18, 2014 Consumer Reports puts closet organizers to the test

Abc Local Web - Consumer Reports is published by îConsumers Unionî. Both Consumer Reports and îConsumers Unionî are not-for-profit organizations that accept no advertising. Neither has any commercial...

April 18, 2014 Carlyle Group raises $698m for Africa

APAnews - îThe Carlyle Groupî announced Wednesday that it had raised $698 million for its new Sub-Saharan Africa Fund, exceeding its initial target by 40 percent. According to the Group, the African Development Bank...

April 18, 2014 Walmart Will Enter Cash Wiring Business

New York Times - âIn many cases, these services crop up in response to demand, but itâs also a space thatâs less regulated,â said Suzanne Martindale, a staff lawyer at îConsumers Unionî, an...

April 18, 2014 Sabre Rises in Debut After Smaller-Than-Planned IPO

Bloomberg - The shares are listed on the îNasdaq Stock Marketî under the symbol SABR. Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Bank of America Corp. and Deutsche Bank managed the offering. To contact the reporter on...

April 18, 2014 Commentary: How PEPRA has changed the rules for recent hires

Daily Pilot - Recognized as a positive step to help agencies better manage future pension costs, most provisions of PEPRA apply only to employees hired after Dec. 31, 2012, who don't have previous California Public Employee...

April 18, 2014 IPO Roundup: 4 companies make their debut Thursday

Businessweek - It plans to use proceeds to pay down debt. Its shares are listed on the îNasdaq stock marketî under the ticker symbol "SABR." They rose 64 cents, or 4 percent, to $16.64. SPORTSMAN'S WAREHOUSE HOLDINGS...

April 18, 2014 American Express secures joint business travel venture

traveldailymedia.com - The company will retain a 50% ownership in the venture with the îQatar Investment Authorityî and Certares which will see the lead group investing US$900 million into its stake. In the deal...

April 18, 2014 Major Obama proposal doesn't change ag rules -- so why are farm groups so worried'

Environment Energy Publishing - And under a major regulatory proposal being pushed by U.S. îEPAî and the Army Corps of Engineers that has drawn a harsh backlash from some of the country's most powerful farm groups,...

April 18, 2014 UPDATE 1-Abu Dhabi state fund Mubadala's profit jumps

Thomson Reuters - Unlike other regional sovereign wealth funds such as the îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî (ADIA) and Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), Mubadala's main aim is to help boost the local economy. The fund...

April 18, 2014 FG Targets U.S.$900 Billion From ICT4D Initiative Before 2020

TMCnet.com - The document, according to the publication, was developed with contributions from the îUnited Nationsî Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and has been described by experts as the most comprehensive...

April 18, 2014 A.M. Best Upgrades Issuer Credit Ratings of Motors Insurance Corporation and Its Subsidiaries

Market Watch - OLDWICK, N.J., Apr 17, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A.M. Best has upgraded the issuer credit ratings (ICR) to âbbb+â from âbbbâ and affirmed the financial strength rating of B++ (Good) of Motors...

April 18, 2014 New York State Common commits to One Rock Capital Partners

Pensions & Investments - îNew York State Common Retirement Fundî, Albany, committed $15.2 million to private equity fund One Rock Capital Partners, according to a notice on the website of state Comptroller Thomas...

April 18, 2014 Sony Sells Off Square Enix Shares

Forbes - Sony shares were recently downgraded to junk status by îMoody'sî îMoody'sî, and some activist investors in the company would like to see Sony take reforms even further. Meanwhile, Sonyâs...

April 18, 2014 Rocket Software to pay second dividend to investors, including Court Square

Private Equity Hub - In 2009, Court Square bought $92 million in Rocket Software stock. Rocketâs management is also an investor. In 2012, Rocket paid a $260 million dividend to shareholders, according to...

April 18, 2014 Vermont steps closer to passing GMO food-labeling law

Thomson Reuters - But GMO crop developers such as îMonsantoî, and their backers say genetically modified crops, also referred to as biotech crops, have been proven to be safe. "This debate isn't about food safety,"...

April 18, 2014 Kirksville School District receives grants

Heartland Connection - The district recently received a grant through the America's Farmers Grow Communities îMonsantoî Fund. The $2,500 grant was donated to the district by local farmer, Patsy Robert. The district is...

April 18, 2014 Sierra Income Corporation Makes $15 Million Originated Investment in Response Team 1, LLC

Financial Content - Sierra Income Corporation (âSICâ), a business development company that targets senior secured investments in US middle market companies, announced today that it funded an originated senior secured...

April 18, 2014 Softball : Moody defeats Briarwood Christian 4-3

Alabama High School Sports - îMoody'sî relief pitcher and first baseman, Victoria Lewis, earned the win in the circle in the Blue Devil's 4-3 win over Briarwood Christian. Lewis and starting pitch Haley Fulmer...

April 18, 2014 NIST unveils AppVet for mobile application evaluation

Fierce Government IT - The îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî released version 1 of a free, open source system for testing and evaluating the security of mobile applications. Using the NIST-designed...

April 18, 2014 Vermont May Become First State to Require GMO Labeling

Uprising - Giant food companies and agri-businesses like ConAgra and îMonsantoî have fought tooth and nail against labeling laws, often resorting to underhanded PR tactics and threats of lawsuits to dissuade voters...

April 18, 2014 Should Prisoners Get Expensive Hepatitis C Drugs'

The Pew Charitable Trusts - Frank Fuller, who has hepatitis C, sits in his prison cell in California Men's Colony prison in San Luis Obispo, Calif. New drugs could wipe out the hepatitis C virus, which is rampant in prisons, but...

April 18, 2014 Hong Kong to issue sukuk of up to $1 bln after summer

Thomson Reuters - A report by the territory's Legislative Council indicated the size would be around $500 million. But a spokesperson for the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî, responding in an email on Tuesday to...

April 18, 2014 Gunmen attack rival tribe men in refuge at UN base kill 20

The Frontier Post - îUNITED NATIONSî: Gunmen killed at least 20 people and wounded 70 others when they stormed a UN base in South Sudan Thursday, the US envoy to the world body said. Ambassador Samantha Power strongly...

April 18, 2014 Global fund assets value to hit $102tn on Mideast wealth, Asia-Pacific realty boom

Gulf Times - At the same time, sovereign wealth funds are set to grow by more than 70% to $8.9tn by 2020, mainly driven by the Middle East, where some of the largest such funds worldwide can be found, such as the îAbu Dhabi...

April 18, 2014 carbon strategies Events

Evironmental Expert - The World`s leading international Trade Fair and conference for Emissions Trading, Carbon abatement solutions and clean technologies. The carbon markets are changing rapidly, as nations search for the way...

April 18, 2014 Roman Catholic church reveals sex abuse figures

The Local - Germany's Roman Catholic Church revealed on Friday that at least 66 clergy members had been accused of sexually abusing children and adults over a 10-year period, with most of the victims male. The findings were part...

April 18, 2014 Yolo County public employees get lower health care costs

TheSacramento Bee - îCalPERSî board members gave Yolo County public employees a price break of about 15 percent in health care costs this week by shifting the countyâs designation from being in the Bay Area to...

April 18, 2014 Humana Announces New Corporate Social Responsibility Goals And Issues Report On Recent Progress

The Street - and launching a 150 data-point employee well-being scorecard. The report, a self-declared îGlobal Reporting Initiativeî (GRI) Level B, details Humanaâs continuing effort to assess and evaluate...

April 18, 2014 National Penn Bancshares, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

Business Wire - Tangible common equity excludes goodwill and intangible assets and îpreferred equityî. Banking and financial institution regulators also exclude goodwill and intangible assets from shareholdersâ...

April 18, 2014 POST : Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement (form 8-K)

4 Traders - The Debt Commitment Letter contemplates that Post may potentially issue debt securities pursuant to a Rule 144A or other private placement and common or îpreferred equityî or equity-linked securities in a...

April 18, 2014 Jury deliberating in Craig Thrift murder trial

members.jacksonville.com - âHe said, âHey, arenât you Terry Rouse'âââ Guinn testified of îMoodyâsî statements. The man then ran from Moody, jumped in a truck with a blond...

April 18, 2014 Gunmen kill 20 at S. Sudan UN base

Capital FM - îUNITED NATIONSî, Apr 18 â Gunmen killed at least 20 people and wounded 70 others when they stormed a UN base in South Sudan Thursday, the US envoy to the world body said. Ambassador Samantha Power...

April 18, 2014 Armed mob under guise of peaceful protest attacks UN in South Sudan

Yahoo News - îUNITED NATIONSî (Reuters) - A mob of armed civilians pretending to be peaceful protesters delivering a petition to the îUnited Nationsî in South Sudan forced their way into a U.N. base...

April 18, 2014 Cape Lambert Resources receives shares and cash from FE Limited

static1.proactiveinvestors.co.uk - Cape Lambert Executive Chairman, Mr Tony Sage said: âCape Lambert is in a very strong financial position with no debt and a healthy cash balance that enables the Company to maintain its...

April 18, 2014 Turning of the credit cycle

Live Mint - The situation of stressed and îdistressed assetsî can be further improved by improving recovery mechanisms and by allowing or even encouraging healthier companies to take over these assets. Things are...

April 18, 2014 Cybersecurity Roundtable and Disclosure

New York Law Journal - The discussion, guided by representatives from the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Treasury, and the White House, among others, focused on the îNational Institute of Standards and...

April 18, 2014 Wheeler Fires Back Over Auction Rules

National Journal - Aereo launched an advocacy website ahead of next week's Supreme Court argument. Financial information might not be safe with the SEC, according to a Government îAccountabilityî Office report....

April 18, 2014 Endurance Announces Richard Housley as Global Property Insurance Lead

Stockhouse - We maintain excellent financial strength as evidenced by the ratings of A (Excellent) from A.M. Best (XV size category) and A (Strong) from îStandard and Poor'sî on our principal operating subsidiaries....

April 18, 2014 Fitch says it upgrades rating of KazTransGas to BBB-, outlook stable

Hispanic Business - îFitch Ratingsî has upgraded KazTransGas JSC's and its fully-owned subsidiaries, Intergas Central Asia JSC's and KazTransGas Aimak JSC's, Long-term Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) to 'BBB-' from...

April 18, 2014 Math history repeats itself at High Point

The Advertiser News South - SUSSEX â High Point Regional High School has earned honorable mention distinction for the second time in four years in the îMoody'sî Foundation Mega Math Challenge. The competition is...

April 18, 2014 Parliament votes for Massimov as new PM

en.tengrinews.kz - The Parliament has voted for Karim Massimov as the new Head of the Kazakhstan Government, Tengrinews reports. âI consider his candidacy to be the most suitable one. He will be able to ensure effective...

April 18, 2014 Ohio PERS taps Aberdeen for $850 million emerging markets debt allocation

Pensions & Investments - îOhio Public Employees Retirement Systemî, Columbus, hired Aberdeen Asset Management to run about $850 million in active emerging markets debt, according to Wednesdayâs board meeting...

April 18, 2014 Fitch places Kazakhstan's KazAgroFinance on Rating Watch Negative

Hispanic Business - International Rating Agency îFitch Ratingsî has placed Kazakh KazAgroFinance's Long-term Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) of 'BBB-' on Rating Watch Negative (RWN), the agency reported on April 18....

April 18, 2014 RBA questions super fund infra investment

Opalesque Hedge Fund News - The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has questioned the role of superannuation funds boosting funding for infrastructure investment, saying that it is not appropriate to mandate funds to invest in...

April 18, 2014 CalPERS Hikes Rate $459 Million, Funding Still Low

Public CEO - îCalSTRSî lacks the power to set employer rates, requiring hard-to-get legislation instead. îCalSTRSî needs a rate increase of about $4 billion a year to project full funding in 30 years....

April 18, 2014 Libya Goes Head to Head With SocGen in U.S.$1.5 Billion Lawsuit

Hispanic Business - Tripoli: The îLibyan Investment Authorityî (LIA) has filed a $1.5 billion lawsuit against SociÃtà GÃnÃrale (SocGen), claiming the French investment bank helped channel...

April 18, 2014 South Korea Options and Futures Exchange (SKOFX) Becomes Hong Kongs First Exchange to Report its Sustainability Performance

ABC 9 KTRE - The report has been prepared in accordance with îGlobal Reporting Initiativeîâs (GRFI) guidelines for sustainability and GRFIâs Financial Sector Supplement. The report articulates...

April 18, 2014 Ratings Agencies Go Negative on Not-for-Profit Hospitals for 2014; Their Projections Signal Fewer Resources for Hospital-based Clinical Laboratories

DARKDaily - âNot-for-profit hospitals face a challenging landscape over the next 12 to 18 months as patient volumes shrink and revenue growth slows,â observed Daniel Steingart, C.F.A., Assistant Vice President at...

April 18, 2014 Human sciences and role of intelligentsia in modern Kazakhstan debated

Kazinform - ASTANA. KAZINFORM President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev met with director of the Literature and Arts Institute of the Kazakh Education and Science Ministry Ualikhan Kalizhanov, the Akorda press service said....

April 18, 2014 Johnson Controls to buy Texas air ventilation company for $1.6 billion

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - The îCanadian Pension Plan Investment Boardî, Canada's largest retirement fund manager, acquired Air Distribution Technologies in 2012 for $1.1 billion. "We have developed a close...

April 18, 2014 Call for sanctions against North Korea over human rights abuses

Zee News - îUnited Nationsî: The îUnited Nationsî Security Council should slap targeted sanctions on North Korean officials responsible for grave human rights abuses, the head of a special UN inquiry said...

April 18, 2014 A.M. Best Assigns Ratings to Bankers Assurance S.A.L.

Insurance News Net - A.M. Best has assigned a financial strength rating of B++ (Good) and issuer credit rating of "bbb" to Bankers Assurance S.A.L. (Bankers) (Lebanon). The outlook assigned to both ratings is stable. The ratings...

April 18, 2014 A.M. Best Affirms Ratings for Republic Indemnity Company of America and Its Affiliates

The Miami Herald - OLDWICK, N.J. -- A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and issuer credit ratings of âaâ of Republic Indemnity Company of America (RICA) and its 100% reinsured...

April 18, 2014 Exxon Bows to Investor Demands to Disclose Fracking Risks (1)

Businessweek - A shareholder group led by îNew York City pensionî funds and the non-profit As You Sow withdrew a resolution calling for more disclosure that would have been voted on at Exxonâs annual meeting...

April 18, 2014 HKMA remains vigilant in 'unstable' environment

South China Morning Post - Hong Kong and emerging markets will likely face continued capital outflows given tapering by the US Federal Reserve and the gradual normalisation of interest rates from a very low level, the top...

April 18, 2014 2 Indian peacekeepers injured in attack on UN base in South Sudan

NDTV - îUnited Nationsî: Two Indian peacekeepers have been injured in a "deadly and unprovoked" attack by a mob of armed men on civilians sheltering inside a UN base in the war-ravaged town of Bor in South Sudan. The...

April 18, 2014 Seattle parks plan: Why does City Council want to control it'

Crosscut Public Media - Rejecting claims that an independent board fosters îaccountabilityî, Licata argues that it instead âfracture[s] policymaking,â potentially leaving âcompeting...

April 18, 2014 Heathen Woman: Hidden Agendas in Heathenry

Patheos - Heathens generally own their own actions proudly, and they realize that comes with a large dose of îaccountabilityî and mindful thought about how we spend our energy. Agendas belonging to others do not...

April 18, 2014 Sign the petition: Save our bees from toxic pesticides!

Daily Kos - Nearly 70 percent of Iowa's precious bees were too sick -- poisoned by toxic agricultural pesticides produced by Bayer and îMonsantoî -- to survive the frigid temperatures. Bob called it "the worst year...

April 18, 2014 Further division awaits China's property industry

The Global Times - According to a report released by îMoody'sî Investors Service late last month, 21 Chinese property developers had issued $9.2 billion in bonds overseas for the year-to-date as of March 20, compared...

April 18, 2014 Innovation: Change Outpaces Continuity

Brookings - such as the îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî, a carbon-trading initiative involving the public utilities of 10 eastern seaboard states, to very large collaborations such as Californiaâs Santa Ana...

April 18, 2014 Will SLO issue a pension obligation bond'

Cal Coast News - The city currently has a total of about $123 million of unfunded liabilities in its California Public Employees Retirement System (îCalPERSî) pension plans, according to a recent city staff report....

April 18, 2014 Fitch Rates New Jersey Economic Development Authority's $1.085 Billion Bonds 'A+'; Outlook Negative

Business Wire - NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--îFitch Ratingsî assigns an 'A+' rating to the following issues of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA): --$400 million school facilities construction...

April 18, 2014 Stable credit outlook for Bangladesh

The Daily Star - Leading international credit rating agency îMoody'sî yesterday gave a stable outlook to Bangladesh's credit rating, a resounding endorsement for the government seeing that the uncertainty in the...

April 18, 2014 UN Council considers human rights abuses in North Korea

Tech MIT - The commissionâs findings, after a yearlong inquiry in which thousands of North Korean refugees and others were interviewed outside the country, led the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva last month to recommend...

April 18, 2014 Federal agencies use pay flexibility to attract scientists, professionals

The Baltimore Sun - director of strategic issues of the Government îAccountabilityî Office. "At the same time, agencies and [the Office of Personnel Management] need to ensure the flexibilities are used only when...

April 18, 2014 Libyan wealth fund to appoint investment managers

Financial Times - The îLibyan Investment Authorityî plans to outsource its investment management, expand in London and implement international standards of governance, as it seeks to move beyond allegations of past...

April 18, 2014 Arthur Schaper: Grand Theft Auto Cicilline

Go Local Prov - What the stateâs assumed rate of return is: 7.5% What îMoodyâsî Investors Service says the assumed rate of return should be: 5.5% What investor Warren Buffet says the assumed rate of return...

April 18, 2014 Fitch: Ukraine tariff cuts long-term positive for agribusiness

abc.az - Baku, Fineko/abc.az. îFitch Ratingsî says that the European Unionâs decision to cut tariffs on Ukrainian goods could, in the long-term, help Ukraineâs agricultural exporters reduce their reliance...

April 18, 2014 Kenyan shift to Green Economy would generate USD 45bn by 2030

biztechafrica.com - The study was conducted by the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) with support of the US-based Millennium Institute and input from the îInternational Institute for...

April 18, 2014 Open source comes to farms with restriction-free seeds

Ars Technica - The initiative is one answer to the heated battle between farmers and companies like îMonsantoî, which holds patents on plants that have features like resistance to certain herbicides, or seeds that...

April 18, 2014 Air Force Drone Pilots Are Bummed Out, Overworked: Report

NBC News - Some aren't sure when their deployment will end. And they sure can't talk about work. A new report from the Government îAccountabilityî Office says the U.S. Air Force's remotely piloted aircraft program is...

April 18, 2014 Nelnet : Fitch Affirms Nelnet 2013-3 Senior & Sub Notes; Outlook Stable

4 Traders - îFitch Ratingsî affirms the Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2013-3 senior note at 'AAAsf' and the subordinate note at 'A+sf'. The Rating Outlook remains Stable. KEY RATING DRIVERS High Collateral Quality: The...

April 18, 2014 Largest NYSE Short Interest Ratios as of July 31

Bloomberg - Aug. 14 (Bloomberg) -- The following are the 200 largest short interest ratios on the New York Stock Exchange as of July 31 settlement date. The list includes securities with a short position of at least 200,000...

April 18, 2014 US calls on Myanmar to stop violence on Muslims

India TV - îUnited Nationsî: U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power is calling on Myanmar's government to take urgent steps to stop violence in western Rakhine state, where Rohingya Muslims have fled. Power's written comments...

April 18, 2014 The robot is ready - so when will deep sea mining start'

Thomson Reuters - The world waits for the judgment of a îUnited Nationsî agency based in Jamaica. "If we can take care of the environment we have a brand new day ahead of us. The marine area beyond national...

April 18, 2014 CD3: Grijalva opponent, out of campaign cash, gets sued by former campaign manager

The Arizona Daily Star - Saucedo îMercerî also is being sued by her former campaign staff. AMS Marketing & îConsultingî says Saucedo îMercerî owes them nearly $9,000, according to a a...

April 18, 2014 Kazakhstan's Smetov won silver at Judo Grand Prix in Samsun

Kazinform - ASTANA. KAZINFORM Kazakhstan's athlete Yeldos Smetov is the silver winner of the Judo Grand Prix underway in Samsun, Turkey, sports.kz reports. Smetov yielded to Russia's Beslan Mudranov in the under the 60 kg...

April 18, 2014 Afghanistan likely to get EITI membership this year

The Frontier Post - KABUL (Pajhwok): Officials of Afghanistan îExtractive Industries Transparency Initiativeî (AEITI) informed on Thursday they were striving hard to get membership of the îExtractive Industries...

April 18, 2014 Search matches for "doctors without borders"

m.capitalgazette.com - JUBA, South Sudan (AP) â The aid group Doctors Without Borders says the îUnited Nationsî South Sudan mission has refused to improve living conditions by moving to safer grounds 21,000...

April 18, 2014 UN sounds alarm over attacks of civilians in South Sudan

Zee News - Juba: The îUnited Nationsî on Friday sounded the alarm over an upsurge in vicious communal violence in conflict-hit South Sudan, after dozens were killed in an attack on civilians sheltering in a UN base....

April 18, 2014 Five reasons why S&P may upgrade India outlook

Economic Times - MUMBAI: îStandard and Poor'sî may upgrade India's outlook! That's right. The ratings agency says it can do that if the government that is elected next month addresses some of the country's fiscal and...

April 18, 2014 GMO labeling laws move one step closer

Examiner - Similar legislation was narrowly defeated in California and Washington after îMonsantoî and the Grocery Manufacturers Association spent millions of dollars in the campaign to defeat the bill. > 1862

April 18, 2014 IRS Modifies Filing Thresholds

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW - Is Your Health Insurance Portability and îAccountabilityî Act (HIPAA) Compliance Program Going Out the Window with XP' from Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. H-1B Cap Hit for...

April 18, 2014 Column: Is there any certainty for pensions'

Yahoo! - At another time the National îPension Reserve Fundî was also raided to bail out the banks. Short-term win for long-term pain seems to be the preferred route. Poland is not the only European government to have...

April 18, 2014 Downgrades Topped Upgrades in Q1, Fitch Says

The Bond Buyer - îFitch Ratingsî notes that during the first quarter of 2014 and for the 21st consecutive quarter, U.S. public finance rating downgrades outnumbered upgrades. To continue reading, log in, register or...

April 18, 2014 UNSC marks Rwanda genocide anniversary

Channel News Asia - NEW YORK: The îUnited Nationsî Security Council has marked the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide by calling on all countries to prevent and fight such serious crimes. Last week,...

April 18, 2014 Mount Pleasant Republican to run in primary against Speaker Robin Vos

Madison - No Democrats have yet registered a campaign, according to state Government îAccountabilityî Board records. Biemeck, 28, works in the check-processing department of Johnson Bankâs Downtown Racine...

April 18, 2014 Greening Barbados still a priority

Barbados Advocate - Referring to the countryâs greening efforts, Dr. Lowe explained that Government undertook a green economy scoping study, and with the help of the University of the West Indies and the îUnited...

April 18, 2014 Fitch Takes Various Rating Actions on KeyCorp Student Loan Trust 2004-A (Group I)

Insurance News Net - îFitch Ratingsî affirms the ratings of the senior notes issued by KeyCorp Student Loan Trust 2004-A (Group I) at 'AAAsf' and upgrades the ratings of the subordinate notes to 'Asf' from 'A-sf'. The...

April 18, 2014 Jackson airport addressing life after Southwest

TheSacramento Bee - Dirk Vanderleest, Airport Authority executive director, told the Mississippi Business Journal (http://bit.ly/1kpHyvg) delaying the projects by up to 12 months keeps the debt off the books as îFitch...

April 18, 2014 Bonds rally; RBI raises Rs 20000 cr in record auction

NDTV - Earlier today, îStandard and Poor'sî said it may upgrade India's outlook if the government that is elected next month addresses some of the country's fiscal and economic challenges through steps such as passing...

April 18, 2014 American Securities Puts Prison-Phone Operator GTL on Block

The Wall Street Journal - The company, which has a 50% share of the prison-phone market, according to îMoody'sî Investors Service, and Securus, the second-largest provider, battled unsuccessfully against the cap on...

April 18, 2014 GM recall may affect its sales, analysts say

The Columbus Dispatch - The îStandard and Poorâsî ratings agency last week said the recalls could prevent GMâs credit rating from returning to investment grade for the first time since 2005. The agency...

April 18, 2014 Fitch Affirms The Hanover Insurance Group's Ratings; Outlook Stable

Insurance News Net - îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed the 'A-' Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) rating of The Hanover Insurance Company, the principal operating subsidiary of The Hanover Insurance Group (NYSE: THG). Fitch...

April 18, 2014 Colgate Commits to Recyclable Packaging

Environmental Leader - That possibility is laid out in a series of sustainability commitments personal care products maker Colgate-Palmolive made to environmental nonprofit îAs You Sowî. Colgate has committed to...

April 18, 2014 Jasper Wireless lands $50M to connect the internet of things to mobile networks

Boston - On Wednesday, Jasper announced it has raised a $50 million round led by the government of Singaporeâs investment arm îTemasekî îHoldingsî, and according to the Wall Street Journal, the...

April 18, 2014 Nuveen California Quality ' Mun Fund : Fitch: Minimal Impact on Nuveen CEFs from TIAA Acquisition

4 Traders - TIAA-CREF's planned acquisition of Nuveen Investments (Nuveen) will have a minimal impact on Nuveen's closed-end fund business and credit ratings on Nuveen's closed-end fund preferred securities will be unaffected,...

April 18, 2014 Climate Action Plan steps up sustainability strategy

Source: Cornell Chronicle

As the global importance for a low-carbon economy grows urgent, Cornell has posted its most aggressive carbon-reduction strategy to date: the Cornell Climate Action Plan Update and Roadmap 2014-15. The plan focuses on climate...

April 18, 2014 Ministers 'covering up secret meetings with GM food lobby': Owen Paterson refused a Freedom of Information request about talks over 'Frankenfood'

Daily Mail - It has emerged that these efforts are being carried out in partnership with the Agricultural Biotechnology Council, which is financed by GM companies such as îMonsantoî, Syngenta and Bayer CropScience....

April 18, 2014 S&P: India ratings to depend on next govt's policies

Yahoo Finance - MUMBAI (Reuters) - îStandard and Poor'sî may upgrade India's outlook if the government that is elected next month addresses some of the country's fiscal and economic challenges through steps such as...

April 18, 2014 Japan to redesign Antarctic whale 'research' hunt after UN court ruling

The Straits Times - TOKYO (AFP) - Japan said on Friday it would redesign its controversial "research" whaling mission in the Antarctic after a îUnited Nationsî' court ruled it was a commercial hunt masquerading as...

April 18, 2014 Gill Action boycotts Brunei-owned Beverly Hills Hotel over anti-gay law

Metro Weekly - The Beverly Hills Hotel was bought by the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, in 1987 and is managed by the Dorchester Collection, organized by the îBrunei Investment Agencyî. While homosexuality...

April 18, 2014 31,000 Hires in March! Restaurant and Auto Dealers Lead in Franchise Jobs

Blue MauMau - In their monthly report, human capital solutions provider ADP and îMoody'sî Analytics, Inc reported that year-over-year growth rate for small businesses is 2.1 percent compared to a 3.2 percent growth in...

April 18, 2014 SC dismisses PTI chief Imran Khan petition agianst appointment of NAB Chairman

The News Tribe - ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) has dismissed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khanâs petition against appointment of National îAccountabilityî Bureau (NAB) Chairman...

April 18, 2014 CNH Industrial Annual General Meeting - Sustainability Report

TheSacramento Bee - Concurrently with the AGM, the Company published its 2013 Sustainability Report. This Report was prepared in accordance with the new îGlobal Reporting Initiativeî guidelines (GRIâG4), the...

April 18, 2014 U.S. Department of State Formally Announces Policy Shift on Immigration Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW - Is Your Health Insurance Portability and îAccountabilityî Act (HIPAA) Compliance Program Going Out the Window with XP' from Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. USCIS (United...

April 18, 2014 Feds to investigate Hawaii health exchange

Associated Press - Sen. Sam Slom announced the investigation Thursday. He said the federal Government îAccountabilityî Office chose to investigate the Hawaii Health Connector after his request. Slom had written a...

April 18, 2014 GAO investigating Hawaii Health Connector, state senator says

Honolulu Star Advertiser - Republican Sen. Sam Slom said the U.S. Government îAccountabilityî Office will investigate the Hawaii Health Connector's use of $204 million in federal grants. Slom complained in March to...

April 18, 2014 India's policy reforms to affect sovereign ratings: S&P

Money Control - The direction and pace of policy reforms in India, more than which political party takes control after elections, will have a bearing on the sovereign rating, said îStandard and Poor'sî rating agency...

April 18, 2014 Indian banks could be worst hit by economic slowdown: Fitch

Economic Times - "Downside risk is greatest in China and India, but has risen in Russia and Turkey." îFitch Ratingsî said in it latest publication on emerging market banking system. Indian banks' asset quality is...

April 18, 2014 Fitch: Region of Mazowieckie's Liquidity under Close Watch

Thomson Reuters - (The following statement was released by the rating agency) WARSAW/LONDON, April 17 (Fitch) îFitch Ratingsî says the Polish Region of Mazowieckie's (Mazowieckie; 'BBB'/Negative) liquidity, which has...

April 18, 2014 Research Finds 'Fundamental Mistrust' of Bitcoin Among UK Consumers

International Business Times - The distrust for the currency comes as global transactions of bitcoin have increased more than tenfold over the last year to an average $68m per day in February, according to research by...

April 18, 2014 Bombardier Aerospace Celebrates the Official Launch of CARIC

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

April 18, 2014 Former Bangor High School principal Norris Nickerson dies at 74

Bangor Daily News - Webb said Bangor High School garnered many awards and accolades under Nickersonâs watch: National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, US Newsweek Top 5 Percent of High Schools, îStandard and...

April 18, 2014 The List - 7 ways to celebrate Earth Day

Source: Star News

Earth Day falls on Tuesday this year, so it's not too early to start celebrating – or to start feeling bad about yourself. The Earth Day Network (EDN), a nonprofit organization of tree-huggers and do-gooders, suggests these...

April 18, 2014 Business school experts: High CEO pay hurts American companies, stockholders

Source: Fox News

Based on our reading of the evidence, CEOs in the U.S. are currently paid more than ten times what is needed in salary alone.

April 18, 2014 The List: 7 Beauty Products You Can Make at Home

All-natural and eco-friendly beauty products can be made at home. DESCRIPTION:When I wrote about?six groceries you can make at home, I was pleasantly surprised that a couple of Recyclebank members commented that they also make...

April 18, 2014 Fighting Climate Change is Now Less Gloomy, More Optimistic... Even Fun!

Source: Huff Post Canada

Suddenly, the debate over climate change seems less shrill and a little bit more reasonable. Two things have changed the debate: The IPCC and the weather.Scientists have just got a lot better in explaining climate change in a...

April 18, 2014 Report: One fifth of China's soil contaminated

Source: BBC News

Almost a fifth of China's soil is contaminated, an official study released by the government has shown. Conducted between 2005-2013, it found that 16.1% of China's soil and 19.4% of its arable land showed contamination. The...

April 18, 2014 Stat of the Week

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison leads the latest New York Times list of America's most highly paid CEOs. Ellison makes more per second, notes analyst Deborah Meier, then the current federal hourly minimum wage. Stat of the Week is a...

April 18, 2014 Weekly Highlights April 17, 2014

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute

CNW - Sustainability advocacy group Ceres, in collaboration with BlackRock and other major institutional investors across the globe, announced an initiative to engage global stock exchanges, via the World Federation of Exchanges...[more]

April 17, 2014 Eco-Topia Is Coming

Green Builder Media?s Celestia Project smashes dystopian narratives about the future; promises instead an age of environmental balance and abundance. DESCRIPTION:April 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ -?A time capsule has been found in...

April 17, 2014 Fair Trade Certified? Coffee Imports Top the Charts

1 Billion Pounds Certified by Fair Trade USA to Date DESCRIPTION:Fair Trade USA Announces Key Milestone and New Innovations in Impact Measurement, Farmer Services, and Supply Chain Transparency Oakland, CA, April 17, 2014 /3BL...

April 17, 2014 3-D Printers Take on Challenge of Printing a Human Heart

DESCRIPTION:3D printers have been used to make splints, valves, and even human skin and an ear. Now this innovative technology is targeting a major new goal: to create an entire heart, using a patient?s own cells, that could be...

April 17, 2014 Three Eastman Buildings Recognized by EPA's ENERGY STAR? National Building Competition

DESCRIPTION:? Three Eastman Kingsport site buildings successfully crossed the finish line in EPA?s 2013 Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. ?B469, B470 and B471 have been competing for the past two...

April 17, 2014 In Your Community: Our Mississippi Honors

DESCRIPTION:On March 15th, the inaugural ourMississippi Honors were held in Tupelo, Mississippi; recognizing individuals and companies in Mississippi that have distinguished themselves in promoting diversity. We are proud to...

April 17, 2014 Free Sustainability Training - All Leonardo Academy On-Demand Training Courses are Free for Earth Month

Free LEED Training Courses DESCRIPTION:Madison, WI, April 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ ? Leonardo Academy announced that all its on-demand training courses available on Leonardo Academy?s website are FREE for Earth Month. ??Many of the...

April 17, 2014 Loan Guarantees for U.S. Renewables Making a Comeback

Posted by Pete Danko DESCRIPTION:? Federal loan guarantees for renewable energy, which spurred the development of massive projects like the recently completed Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California ? and roiled...

April 17, 2014 Video Conferencing Delivers Education and Mental Health Care to the Arctic Circle

DESCRIPTION:his post was written by Willa Black, Director of Corporate Affairs for Cisco Canada, and was originally published on the?Huffington Post. The territory of Nunavut, Canada is incredibly cold and remote. It?s roughly a...

April 17, 2014 3M, Accenture, Visa, UPS, Ford, Microsoft, Cisco, Google Among the World's Most Ethical Companies

by Vikas Vij DESCRIPTION:(3BL Media/Justmeans) ? The Ethisphere Institute has come out with its annual list of the ?World?s Most Ethical Companies.? The list includes 144 winners, with companies ranging from Ford Motor, Kellogg...

April 17, 2014 Inspiring Beauty Through Caring: Kids Team Up!

DESCRIPTION:Birthday Bash Benefits Crisis Center We have the opportunity to make a difference wherever we go.Sometimes it takes just a little effort to make a difference in someone?s life.Mary Kay Ash Now through May 12, Mary Kay...

April 17, 2014 Toyota and Discovery Education Announce Finalists for Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge

-- Teens Put Creative Skills to the Test in Nation's Premier Safe Driving Program -- DESCRIPTION:Silver Spring, MD, April 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ ? Toyota and Discovery Education announced today the top ten finalists in the...

April 17, 2014 A Legacy of Service

DESCRIPTION:By Karen Breakfield, who retired this month after 33 years of service as Administrative Manager, AT&T in Charlotte, NC. She is looking forward to continuing her volunteering and service to the community. This...

April 17, 2014 AECOM?s Fifth Urban SOS Student Competition Seeks Designs for ?New Industry?

DESCRIPTION:NEW YORK, April 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - AECOM has launched ?Urban SOS: Towards a new industry,? its fifth Urban SOS student competition. Open to students at undergraduate and graduate levels around the world, this...

April 17, 2014 New Survey Shows Knowledge Gap in Car Battery Recycling

Nearly three-quarters of Americans don?t know their car battery recycling options DESCRIPTION:MILWAUKEE, Wis., April 17, 2014 ? A recent consumer survey commissioned by Johnson Controls found that seven out of 10 Americans don?t...

April 17, 2014 Nisbet Oil and CITGO Petroleum Fuel Good at Community Bike Race in Charlotte

CITGO Teams Up with Local Marketer to Sponsor the Charlotte Mountain Bike Series DESCRIPTION:CHARLOTTE, N.C.,?April 17, 2014?/3BL Media/ - North Carolina-based CITGO Marketer Nisbet Oil and CITGO Petroleum Corporation have teamed...

April 17, 2014 Toyota and Discovery Education Announce Finalists for Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge

SUMMARY:Ten Teens Across the Country Chosen for Creative Videos that Promote Safe Driving?America to Decide Winning Video through Online Voting; Winning Video to be Produced as TV-Ready PSA Visit?www.TeenDrive365.com?to view the...

April 17, 2014 SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights April 10, 2014

SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights April 10, 2014 DESCRIPTION:OLD GM / NEW GM AND AUTO DEFECT ACCOUNTABILITIES -- WHAT IS FAIR TO THE VICTIMS AND THE COMPANY? General Motors was created with the merger of various companies...

April 17, 2014 Clients in Conversation: Building on a Shared Vision

DESCRIPTION:This article was originally published in the Winter 2014 RSF Quarterly. Interview with Mark Herrera, Senior Manager of Client Development at RSF Social Finance. Allegra Allesandri Pfiefer transformed a struggling...

April 17, 2014 New Recycling Study Shows Lack Of Bins Is No. 1 Barrier To Recycling In The Home

DESCRIPTION:BOSTON,?April 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ ? Nearly three-quarters (72%) of consumers consistently recycle in the home, but despite a genuine concern for the environment, only about half do so in rooms beyond the kitchen....

April 17, 2014 SPF Houston 2014: Implementing a World-Class Operational Risk Program

Regional Conference to Focus on Leveraging PSM to Lower Risk and Improve Performance DESCRIPTION:? Enablon recently announced their 4th annual?Sustainable Performance Forum (SPF) Houston Regional Conference. ? This complimentary...

April 17, 2014 Distracted Driving Among Teens Threatens Public Health and Safety

Insights from Key Investigators Provide New Answers, Reports the Journal of Adolescent Health DESCRIPTION:April 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Motor vehicle crashes rank as the leading cause of teen deaths and in 2008, 16% of all...

April 17, 2014 MOOCs: Helping to Create a Highly-Skilled Workforce

DESCRIPTION:By Alberto Zilio, Director of Public Affairs ? Europe for AT&T Last month, the European Commission?announced?it is launching a network of providers of Massive Open Online Courses ? or MOOCs ? related to web and...

April 17, 2014 Sustainable Brands? Announces 2014 Innovation Open Semi-finalists

Ten environmental and social-impact entrepreneurs will compete for top honors at global startup competition DESCRIPTION:SAN FRANCISCO, April 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ ? Sustainable Brands? recently announced 10 semi-finalists selected...

April 17, 2014 Give Your Garbage Another Life On Earth Day (April 22)

Keep America Beautiful and Ad Council launch new infographics and new Spanish-language PSAs to encourage Americans to recycle more on Earth Day and every day DESCRIPTION:STAMFORD, Conn., April 17, 2014 /3BL Media/?? Keep America...

April 17, 2014 Happy Hour Roundup

Washington Post - He didnât appoint her to head the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî because of the objections of Republicans and bankers. âYou make them very nervous,â he told her. And of...

April 17, 2014 American Funds Asks Clients to Fix Passwords Over Heartbleed

Financial Advisor Magazine - The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, made up of representatives from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî and other U.S....

April 17, 2014 Casting a Vision for the Impact Investing Movement

Source: Agrion

The Impact Investing Movement may be in its infancy, but the baby is growing quickly! While the current size of the Impact Investing market is estimated at $36 billion, various projections predict that it could grow to anywhere...[more]

April 17, 2014 Obama's day: Wounded Warriors on motorcycles

Marion Star - Health care is also on the White House schedule as Obama and Biden meet with representatives of the îNational Association of Insurance Commissionersî. They also meet later with a group of insurance...

April 17, 2014 Wyoming Senate confirms education department director appointment despite turmoil

Casper Star-Tribune - CHEYENNE -- The state Senate on Tuesday voted down an attempt to withhold confirmation for Richard Crandall, the governor-appointed director of the Wyoming Department of Education. Sen. Curt Meier,...

April 17, 2014 Australian-standard green bond launched

The Australian - The bonds were placed with 15 investors, including Aberdeen Asset Management, AMP Capital, Australian Ethical Investment Ltd, Colonial First State Global Asset Management, Local Government Super,...

April 17, 2014 North Berwick tees off Stephen Gallacher Foundation kids events

Edinburgh News - The former Scotland and British Lions captain heads a list of star names from the rugby world taking part in the 2014 îQBEî Golf Classic at La Manga. Hastings, who plays off five at Gullane, will face...

April 17, 2014 World trade picture improves, but 2014 still below trend, says WTO

The Indian Express - The îWorld Trade Organizationî slightly raised its 2014 forecast for growth in global goods trade. The îWorld Trade Organizationî slightly raised its 2014 forecast for growth in global...

April 17, 2014 Former U.S. Treasury Secretary to deliver lecture at UGA

Athens Banner-Herald - Originally slated for Jan. 30, the talk featuring Robert E. Rubin, co-chairman of the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî and former U.S. Treasury Secretary, was postponed due to severe weather...

April 17, 2014 Real Estate Development / Operations

Reuters Group PLC - Novation Companies Inc:Says its subsidiary, StreetLinks, LLC is sold to îAssurantî, Inc. for $60 mln in cash, plus a potential earn-out payment of up to $12 mln post-closing based on StreetLinks...

April 17, 2014 Earth Day: April 22, 2014 - Stats Energy Evnironment

Source: BCR News

April 22 marks the 44th anniversary of Earth Day — a day intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. The day came from reaction to a massive oil spill in waters near Santa Barbara, Calif.,...

April 17, 2014 U.K. Stocks Fall as Diageo Drops on Disappointing Sales

Bloomberg - Unilever lost 1.3 percent to 2,587 pence. A gauge of European food and beverage stocks dropped the most in more than a month for the biggest decline among 19 industry groups on the îStoxxî Europe 600...

April 17, 2014 Obama's day: Wounded Warriors on bikes

Iowa City Press Citizen - Health care is also on the White House schedule as Obama and Biden meet with representatives of the îNational Association of Insurance Commissionersî. They also meet later with a group of...

April 17, 2014 Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) Pays $772M As Fines & Refunds

NYSE Post - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî & the United States Office of the Comptroller of Currency announced this agreement on Wednesday with the 2nd -largest U.S. bank in the country. This is the...

April 17, 2014 Detroit revised bankruptcy exit plan envisions bigger pain for some

mobile.reuters.com - March 31 (Reuters) - Some of Detroit's retirees and bondholders would fare a little worse under a revised plan the city filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Monday to deal with its $18 billion of debt and other...

April 17, 2014 Detective, former register of deeds challenge incumbent Welch

Salisbury Post - âI was the first register of deeds to sign a class action lawsuit against îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî. These two organizations claimed federal protection to avoid paying excise...

April 17, 2014 Ensuring Food Security during Climate Change Requires Farmers to Adapt

French Tribune - These events back up a latest report by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) regarding food security issues. The report clearly mentioned that such unpredictability with regard to...

April 17, 2014 One pot of gold gone, 'Labour will create a new one'

YahooNews - The Infometrics analysis on Labourâs 1974 îNew Zealand Superannuation Fundî shows it would be worth $278 billion had it not been axed by National. "Higher savings mean better paid jobs. Those missing...

April 17, 2014 Fifth Third Announces First Quarter 2014 Net Income to Common Shareholders of $309 Million, or $0.36 Per Diluted Share

StreetInsider - In the fourth quarter of 2013, Fifth Third entered into a settlement for $25 million with îFreddie Macî to resolve certain repurchase claims associated with mortgage loans originated and sold prior to...

April 17, 2014 Global warming fears may sway scrap rules

American Metal Market - Concern over global warming could become a major factor in improving the incentives and ground rules for recycling, according to views offered to a îCongressional Recycling Caucusî session in...

April 17, 2014 Climate Vacuum Cleaner

The Patriot Post - According to UPI, the third report in a series from the UN's îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) âsuggests vacuuming up vast amounts of CO2 from the skies and storing it...

April 17, 2014 European stocks trade within narrow range in early session

aastocks.com - European stocks traded within narrow range in early session. îSTOXXî Europe 600 last stood at 330.48, down 0.1%. German DAX dipped 5 pts to 9,312. French CAC added 1 pt to 4,406. London FTSE dropped...

April 17, 2014 European Stocks Are Little Changed as SAP Retreats on Earnings

Businessweek - European stocks were little changed, with the îStoxxî Europe 600 Index heading for a weekly advance, as SAP AG slipped after reporting earnings and sales that missed estimates, offsetting gains by...

April 17, 2014 Richard N. Haass

PROJECT SYNDICATE - Richard N. Haass, President of the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî, previously served as Director of Policy Planning for the US State Department (2001-2003), and was President George W. Bushâs...

April 17, 2014 "RESEARCH ON CHINA DECAL PAPER MARKET"

AD HOC News - independent analyst firm îVerdantixî judged Envizi as one of six global leading software vendors. weiterlesen ... prnewswire.co.uk meldet: DUBLIN, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- weiterlesen ... Weitere...

April 17, 2014 Nigeria vows to protect May "African Davos" in bomb-hit capital

Yahoo News - ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria pledged on Tuesday to deploy more than 6,000 police and soldiers to protect a îWorld Economic Forumî on Africa in Abuja next month, a day after a bomb attack by suspected...

April 17, 2014 Industrialist Tasks Government On Efficient Policies

Channels Television - As Nigeria prepares to host the 25th Edition of the îWorld Economic Forumî on Africa, the Federal Government has been advised to use the opportunity to push for policies that will engender growth...

April 17, 2014 Carlyle closes sub-Saharan Africa fund at $698m

Financial Times - îThe Carlyle Groupî has closed its maiden private equity fund targeting sub-Saharan Africa at $698m, 40 per cent above target, underscoring the growing appeal of investing on the continent. Africa...

April 17, 2014 Carlyle's Africa fund blows past its asset targets

CNBC - Here's further proof that serious international investors are warming to Africa: îThe Carlyle Groupî announced Wednesday that it had raised $698 million for its dedicated continental fund, nearly $200 million...

April 17, 2014 W. P. Carey Inc. Closes $43 Million Acquisition of QBE Regional Headquarters Building

Yahoo Finance - Critical facility: QBE currently operates the facility as its West Coast regional headquarters into which it has consolidated several functions, with îLender Placed Insuranceî comprising the majority...

April 17, 2014 European Shares Take Pause From Rally on Fed Comments

Inside Fidelity - Sterling edged to a fresh 4 1/2 year high against the dollar as investors continued to digest robust U.K. job market data. The îStoxxî Europe 600 index was 0.2% lower in early trade. The benchmark...

April 17, 2014 BNP Paribas adds new institutional position

Pensions & Investments - Ms. Barnes was most recently managing director and global head of sovereigns and supranationals at îHSBC Global Asset Managementî, a role she left in February 2012. > 2553

April 17, 2014 European Stocks Decline, With Remy Down After Warning

Fox Business - The îStoxxî Europe 600 lost 0.2% to 330.18, led by a 5.6% drop in Remy Cointreau SA after the spirits maker warned of a decline in full-year operating profit. Shares of Diageo PLC fell 4.4% after the...

April 17, 2014 Betting on failure

Hannibal Courier-Post - They said the Supreme Court would declare the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, but the Roberts court upheld it. They said it would destroy the economy, but the economy is slowly gaining steam. They...

April 17, 2014 Abuja Blast Impacts Lives, Livelihoods

Voice of America - Officials say they are looking at ways to help the bombing victims and boosting security ahead of the îWorld Economic Forumî for Africa to be held in Nigeria next month. At this Abuja hospital, some...

April 17, 2014 Top 4 NYSE Stocks In The Accident & Health Insurance Industry With The Highest Revenue

Benzinga - The trailing-twelve-month revenue at îAssurantî (NYSE: AIZ) is $9.05 billion. îAssurantî's PEG ratio is 1.39. The trailing-twelve-month revenue at CNO Financial Group (NYSE: CNO) is $4.48...

April 17, 2014 Former Mexican president blames Republicans for inaction on climate change

Redding Record Searchlight - The îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî reported that greenhouse gas emissions have increased dramatically in the past decade. They need to be cut by at least 40 percent and as...

April 17, 2014 European stocks edge lower, eyes on Ukraine; Dax down 0.29%

The Jerusalem Post - During European morning trade, the DJ Euro îStoxxî 50 fell 0.25%, Franceâs CAC 40 edged down 0.10%, while Germanyâs DAX slid 0.29%. On Wednesday, Janet Yellen said the risks of...

April 17, 2014 Supreme Court case could test future of broadcast TV

Newark Advocate - Aereo won't disclose the size of its subscriber base. By contrast, îConsumers Unionî notes in its Supreme Court brief, "the personal recording and portability that Aereo's technology offers for $8...

April 17, 2014 Novation : Sells StreetLinks for $60 Million

4 Traders - KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwired - Apr 16, 2014) - Novation Companies, Inc. (OTCQB: NOVC) today announced that its subsidiary, StreetLinks, LLC, has been sold to îAssurantî, Inc. for $60 million in cash, plus...

April 17, 2014 Water Flows Into Colorado River Delta in Historic First

National Geographic - Sunday March 23, 2014, at a little after 8 am, the gates at Morelos Dam on the Mexico-Arizona border were opened for the first time in history for the purpose of allowing the Colorado River to flow...

April 17, 2014 Brown Mackie College and Smart Horizons Career Online Education to Help Adults Complete High School Diplomas

The Business Journal - Brown Mackie College was the first post-secondary institution to join ed2go and SHCOE's îClinton Global Initiativeî Commitment to Action, which includes a scholarship-matching program...

April 17, 2014 FTSE mixed with retail-related, mining stocks in focus

Stock Market Wire - On the plus side, banking and insurance sectors were firmer with Barclays (BARC), îSchrodersî (SDR), Resolution (RSL) and Prudential (PRU) up 1.64%-3.77%. RSA Insurance Group (RSA) has reached...

April 17, 2014 European shares fall as strong euro, China weakness hits earnings

Yahoo News - FTSEurofirst 300 falls 0.3 pct, Euro îSTOXXî 50 down 0.4 pct * Euro strength knocks Akzo, SAP (NYSE: SAP - news) * Remy Cointreau (Frankfurt: RMC.F - news) , Diageo (LSE: DGE.L - news) report weak China...

April 17, 2014 BLACKSTONE : Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K)

4 Traders - Item 2.02 Results of Operations. On April 17, 2014, îThe Blackstone Groupî L.P. issued a press release and detailed presentation announcing financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2014. The...

April 17, 2014 Higher stockpile gives Lonmin breathing space during strike

Globe and Mail - The strike has halted production on about 40 per cent of global platinum supply, according to estimates by îThomson Reutersî GFMS ... would understand that the îsustainabilityî of the...

April 17, 2014 Judge rules state worker union pension lawsuit can go to trial

Providence Business News - In denying the dismissal request, Taft-Carter asserted that although the language of the statute governing the îEmployeesâ Retirement System of Rhode Islandî does not explicitly...

April 17, 2014 Mega Millions $636 million jackpot is on the verge of hitting a world record high

4 KTIV Siouxland's News channel - The Mega Millions jackpot is now ranked the second highest jackpot on the world records list at $636 million. No one matched the six numbers required to win last Friday's Mega Millions drawing,...

April 17, 2014 Two New Wind Farms in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, to Be Funded by the North American Development Bank

Market Watch - S.L.U. a private equity fund owned by îthe Blackstone Groupî. The energy produced will supply facilities belonging to FEMSA, DEACERO, Tecnológico de Monterrey and CEMEX. The wind farms are...

April 17, 2014 U.S. Stocks Gain Broadly

The Wall Street Journal - And that is a positive factor for stocks globally, he said. Stocks in Europe and Asia gained, with the îStoxxî Europe 600 up 1.3%. Japan's Nikkei Stock Average shot up 3% after Bank of Japan...

April 17, 2014 World Bank Funded Landfill Off Limits To Palestinians

International Middle East Media Center - Israel is refusing to allow Palestinians the usage of a World Bank funded landfill to the south of Jerusalem, according to Israeli daily Haaretz. The Palestinian News Network (PNN) reports...

April 17, 2014 Could Australia Use Plants To Pull CO2 Out Of The Air And Store It Underground'

Think Progress - The technique, which is unproven at a large scale, was proposed as a possible means of mitigation in the latest îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) report released over the weekend. The...

April 17, 2014 China Beats Consensus, But Market Wants Stimulus

Forbes - âThe economy is still slowing and we think hopes for greater stimulus will be dashed,â said Craig Botham, an economist for îSchrodersî îSchrodersî in London. âHeadwinds will...

April 17, 2014 A Bond-Fund Manager's 3 Main Concerns

Morningstar - Cook: Well Gareth Isaac for îSchrodersî, thanks very much for explaining that to us. Isaac: Okay. You are welcome. Cook: For Morningstar, I'm Holly Cook. Thanks for watching. > 2553

April 17, 2014 UN climate report stops short of clear economic case for action

Reuters - "It's a hard read," Stephanie Pfeifer, Chief Executive of the îInstitutional Investors Group on Climate Changeî that groups pension funds and asset managers that control 7.5 trillion euros ($10.35 trillion),...

April 17, 2014 Time to despair about China' Hard landing fears could be overblown

Fundweb - îSchrodersî emerging market economist Craig Botham expect Chinese growth to slow further in the coming months. âFinancing conditions remain tight and the property market looks soft, and thereâs...

April 17, 2014 Platform Focus: Skandia

Money Marketing - Asset allocation is to be provided by Towers Watson and the fund managers included at launch were Aberdeen, Artemis, BlackRock, Fidelity, Henderson, Invesco, J P Morgan, Newton, Old Mutual Global Investors,...

April 17, 2014 Nano shake-up: Nanocarriers fluctuate in size and shape

R & D Magazine - The work was carried out in collaboration with the Universityâs Center for Neutron Science and the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî Center for Neutron Research. The paper was...

April 17, 2014 The Coming Paradigm Shift on Climate

Heartlander Magazine - They all accept the climate science as propagated by the three volumes of the United Nations îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî Fifth Assessment Report. Volume Number 1, dealing with...

April 17, 2014 Indian patent and pharma laws should not be considered discriminatory: Public Citizen

The Economic Times - WASHINGTON: Asserting that Indian patent and pharma laws falls within the bounds of what is allowed under the rules of the îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO), a top American non-profit consumer...

April 17, 2014 China appeals to WTO against rare earth ruling

The Global Times - China will appeal to the îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) against its ruling that China's regulation of its rare earth exports had violated WTO rules, an official said on Thursday. The appeal will...

April 17, 2014 Oculus Rift and Facebook: Here's the business angle

TechRepublic - On whether virtual reality could be the next major computing platform Matthew Oakley, group head of IT at îSchrodersî said: "One day, yes - but not the next big thing." A number of CIOs said more still...

April 17, 2014 German Market In Negative Territory, SAP Falls

Realtime Business News - Car sales surged 10.6 percent in March from last year versus 8 percent rise in February. The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks is losing 0.35 percent, while the...

April 17, 2014 Dubai 2014 firework display breaks world record: Guinness

nst.com.my - DUBAI: Dubai shattered the world record for the largest ever pyrotechnic display on New Yearâs Eve with a show involving more than half a million fireworks, Guinness World Records said Wednesday. âTen...

April 17, 2014 Cybersecurity Roundtable and Disclosure

New York Law Journal - The discussion, guided by representatives from the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Treasury, and the White House, among others, focused on the îNational Institute of Standards and...

April 17, 2014 Ralph Krueger: I've 52 stitches in my face. Believe me, I can be ruthless

theguardian.com - Krueger's credentials are rooted in him being the founder of a motivational speaking company; a best-selling author and, as of 2011, a core member of the îWorld Economic Forumî's council on new...

April 17, 2014 3 Things to Know about ECOLOGO

Domtar Certification Milestone - Windsor, QC Mill Now Producing ECOLOGO Certified Uncoated Paper DESCRIPTION:Domtar recently joined select company by achieving UL?s ECOLOGO? certification, which involves a rigorous process few...

April 17, 2014 FTSE100 modestly lower ahead of the long weekend break

Interactive Investor - Fund managers continued to attract support, with Hargreaves Lansdown gaining 9.5p at 1,208.5p, îSchrodersî ahead 20p at 2,475p and St James's Place 8.5p better at 766.5p. Marketing giant WPP...

April 17, 2014 Pop UP Ad - MD Exposes Exposes on the Feds let Frankenstein Free on the Farm

Source: AlSearsMD.com

These franken-foods have never been tested – except in Big-Agra’s secret labs – but they’ve been approved for your dinner table.

April 17, 2014 Edward Teplitz Appointed as Chief Commercial Officer of Natuzzi Americas

StreetInsider - SANTERAMO IN COLLE, Bari, Italy--(îBUSINESS WIREî)-- Natuzzi Group (NYSE ... twelve commercial offices and more than 1,200 points of sale worldwide. Ethics and îsocial responsibilityî,...

April 17, 2014 Blackstone Profit Rose 30% in First Quarter

Deal Book - îThe Blackstone Groupî generated a higher profit in the first quarter as it reaped gains from selling its holdings. Blackstone, the biggest of the publicly traded private equity firms, said on Thursday...

April 17, 2014 Former New York Governor David Paterson joins iFunding

The Business Journal - iFunding specializes in îpreferred equityî investments and directly oversees each deal throughout its lifespan, to deliver what the company believes is the industry's most attractive mix of...

April 17, 2014 Alps Electric Bolsters Infotainment Systems with aptX® Integration

Market Watch - SAN JOSE, Calif. & CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom, Apr 09, 2014 (îBUSINESS WIREî) -- îCSRî plc (LSS:UK:îCSRî) (NASDAQ:CSRE) today announced that Alps Electric Co., Ltd. will be...

April 17, 2014 Kenya: Boycott Fossil Fuel Firms to Save Planet

AllAfrica - We don't have much time. This week in Berlin, scientists and public representatives have been weighing up radical options for curbing emissions contained in the third report of the UN's îIntergovernmental Panel...

April 17, 2014 Credit Suisse confirms fund venture with manager Stuhlberger

NBC News - SAO PAULO (Reuters) - îCredit Suisse Groupî AG confirmed on Wednesday it was setting up a new îassetî îmanagementî venture under the control of Brazilian money manager Luis...

April 17, 2014 Appeals court sides with consumer groups in Company Doe case linked to infant death

Associated Press - Three consumer groups - Public Citizen, Consumer Federation of America and îConsumers Unionî - appealed, challenging the seal on the court case. "Today's decision is a big victory both for the...

April 17, 2014 Carlyle Group raises $698m for Africa

en.starafrica.com - îThe Carlyle Groupî announced Wednesday that it had raised $698 million for its new Sub-Saharan Africa Fund, exceeding its initial target by 40 percent.According to the Group, the African...

April 17, 2014 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Financial Statements and Exhi

Yahoo Finance - CB Financial is also required to have its shares of common stock approved for listing on the îNasdaq Stock Marketî prior to the closing of the merger. The Agreement contains provisions that provide for...

April 17, 2014 Wounded vets take their place on Paralympian team

MSN News - SOCHI, Russia â As members of the U.S. Army, Rico Roman and Jen Lee are part of America's first line of defense. As members of the U.S. Paralympics Sled Hockey team, Roman and Lee are the last line of defense....

April 17, 2014 Climate Institute backs carbon capture

The Australian - following the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeîâs (IPCC) low-carbon technology report. âPhysics tells us that if we are to avoid very dangerous global warming of 2 degrees or...

April 17, 2014 This World Water Day, Something Big to Celebrate

National Geographic - On Monday, March 24, I leave on a trip to witness an event I never thought Iâd see: the Colorado River flowing through its delta toward the sea. Except in years of unusually high precipitation in its...

April 17, 2014 Libya goes head to head with SocGen in $1.5 bln lawsuit

Opalesque Hedge Fund News - The îLibyan Investment Authorityî (LIA) has filed a $1.5 billion lawsuit against Société Générale (SocGen), claiming the French...

April 17, 2014 Water disaster looming, says Ahsan

The Frontier Post - AusAID and institutions including îGlobal Water Partnershipî, Lead, IFPRI and ICI MOD . Tariq Fatmi while appreciating the convened Summit termed it a timely and much needed activity, which should...

April 17, 2014 The Street-Level Beat: Los Angeles Region

ALM Globe St - Acquisitions in Los Angeles are no longer exclusive to multifamily, and there are few îdistressed assetsî cropping up for sale. Weâre putting together land assembly deals, prime property ground...

April 17, 2014 PayEase Awarded eCommerce Cross-Border Payments License

Market Watch - BEIJING, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The PRC îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî (SAFE) has issued the pilot Cross-Border Payment Licenses to 5 Beijing Payment Service Providers (PSP). The...

April 17, 2014 Secretary-General Calls for Strengthening United Nations Capacity to Harness

UN News Centre - Others contributing to the interactive discussion included representatives of Canada, Benin, Brazil, China, International Labor Organization, Save the Earth Cambodia, îGlobal Water Partnershipî, and...

April 17, 2014 King and Bank of America are big market movers

Associated Press - NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: The maker of the "Candy Crush" is partnering with China's...

April 17, 2014 U.S. consumer groups win unsealing of lawsuit over infant death

Yahoo News - Three consumer advocacy groups - the Consumer Federation of America, îConsumers Unionî and Public Citizen - sought to unseal records of the case and the identity of the manufacturer, but U.S. District...

April 17, 2014 Blackstone : BlackRock Profit Climbs as Assets Under Management Rise

4 Traders - BlackRock Inc. said its first-quarter earnings surged 20%, handily topping Wall Street Views, as revenue jumped and assets under management grew. Total assets under management at BlackRock were $4.4 trillion at the...

April 17, 2014 New Vice CEO of JSC Samruk-Kazyna named

Kazinform - ASTANA. KAZINFORM - "îSamruk-Kazyna" National Welfare Fundî plans to allocate KZT 47 billion to increase salaries of production workers, this has been announced today at a briefing in Central...

April 17, 2014 Misdiagnosed: Docs' Mistakes Affect 12 Million a Year

NBC News - That's vital for patients, who should expect a correct diagnosis every time, said Lisa McGiffert, director of the Safe Patient Project run by îConsumers Unionî. "This is an important finding and validates...

April 17, 2014 Largest NYSE Short Interest Ratios as of July 31

Bloomberg - Aug. 14 (Bloomberg) -- The following are the 200 largest short interest ratios on the New York Stock Exchange as of July 31 settlement date. The list includes securities with a short position of at least 200,000...

April 17, 2014 Completion of disposal of Ekibastuz holding

FE Trustnet - Kazakhmys PLC (or the "Group") announces that, further to its announcement on 9 December 2013, the disposal of the Group's remaining 50% holding in Ekibastuz GRES-1 to Samruk-Energo has completed, and net funds have...

April 17, 2014 'They're Playing God': The Federal Drone Ban Is Thwarting Rescue Missions

Motherboard - In fact, Robinson, through the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî, actually has a Certificate of Authorization to use the drone. But in a letter sent from the FAA to Robinson in February,...

April 17, 2014 Joe's Crab Shack Swimming in Artificial Trans Fat

Center for Science in The Public Interest - Seafood can be healthy but entrées at Joe's Crab Shack are swimming in artificial trans fat, according to the nonprofit îCenter for Science in the Public...

April 17, 2014 DuPont's revenue misses estimates on weak farm sales

WTAQ - îMonsantoî, the leading developer of genetically engineered corn, soybeans and other crops, reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings earlier this month as its corn and soybean businesses expanded...

April 17, 2014 Sandusky Seeks Pension Restoration

The Wall Street Journal - Mr. Sandusky, a former assistant coach, is appealing the îPennsylvania State Employees' Retirement Systemî's decision to revoke his $4,900-a-month pension after his sentencing. Mr. Sandusky,...

April 17, 2014 General Mills Reports Progress on Global Responsibility Commitments - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

48 News - For 2013, which marks the 44 th year General Mills has shared an annual responsibility report with stakeholders and the community, the company again aligned the report with the îGlobal Reporting Initiativeî...

April 17, 2014 Peru to host 3rd LatAm Mine Water Conference

peruthisweek.com - This yearâs conference is supported by CDP, îGlobal Water Partnershipî â South America and the Peruvian Canadian Chamber of Commerce. LatAm Mine Water Conference is a unique mining event...

April 17, 2014 Weibo Raises $286 Million in IPO With Bottom-End Pricing

Bloomberg - The shares, which had been offered for $17 to $19 apiece, will be listed on the îNasdaq Stock Marketî under the symbol WB. From the time Weibo first publicly filed for its IPO on March 14, the Nasdaq 100...

April 17, 2014 Eugene Z. Stakhiv Has Recently Been Recognized by America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals

Benzinga - Dr. Stakhiv was a member of the Steering Committee, îGlobal Water Partnershipî from 2009-2012. He was Chair of the Advisory Board of UNESCO International Center for Hazards and Risk Management in Tsukuba,...

April 17, 2014 SpiceJet's COO, Sanjiv Kapoor to take over as its CEO

Travel Biz Monitor - London-based Kapoor is the former CEO of Bangladeshâs GMG Airlines and has worked with Northwest Airlines, Bain and Co., îTemasekî îHoldingsî Pvt. Ltd and Boston Consulting...

April 17, 2014 Yamana, Agnico reach C$3.9 billion deal with Osisko to thwart Goldcorp takeover bid

Thomson Reuters - and îCaisse de depot et placement du Quebecî. "In our opinion the complexity of this new offer is far less than that of the previously announced Yamana partnership, and we believe this new bid will...

April 17, 2014 NIB Bank Limited

Business Recorder - The entity then merged with PICIC commercial bank in 2007. In March 2005, îTemasekî îHoldingsî acquired 25 percent shareholding in NIB which was enhanced to over 70 percent in June...

April 17, 2014 National Penn Bancshares, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

Yahoo Finance - Tangible common equity excludes goodwill and intangible assets and îpreferred equityî. Banking and financial institution regulators also exclude goodwill and intangible assets from shareholdersâ...

April 17, 2014 Sandusky in Court

WENY-HD News - The îPennsylvania State Employees' Retirement Systemî stopped his pension the day he was sentenced in October 2012. The only witnesses at the hearing were Sandusky and a retirement system employee. >...

April 17, 2014 HKMA: Composite interest rate rises to 0.41% in Mar

aastocks.com - The îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî (HKMA) announced today (April 17) the composite interest rate at the end of March 2014. The composite interest rate, which is a measure of the average cost of funds of...

April 17, 2014 Yamana Gold-Osisko Mining Announce Partnership

Market Watch - About îCaisse de depot et placement du Quebecî La îCaisse de depot et placement du Quebecî is a financial institution that manages funds primarily for public and private pension and...

April 17, 2014 Revel: Potential buyers would still run casino

The Miami Herald - ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- All the potential buyers of the Revel Casino Hotel are interested in keeping it open after a sale, the Atlantic City casino resort's president said Thursday. The main casino workers'...

April 17, 2014 China hands BlackRock its first RQFII licence

FTSE Global Markets - BlackRock will apply for investment quotas under the licence from the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî (SAFE). RQFII launched in December 2011 and allows a number Chinese financial...

April 17, 2014 Sonoco Board Increases Common Stock Dividend

The Street - Sonoco is a proud member of the 2013/2014 îDow Jones Sustainabilityî World Index. For more information on the Company, visit our website at www.sonoco.com. > 2553

April 17, 2014 Greening Barbados still a priority

Barbados Advocate - Referring to the countryâs greening efforts, Dr. Lowe explained that Government undertook a green economy scoping study, and with the help of the University of the West Indies and the îUnited...

April 17, 2014 Kimco Realty Wins Department of Energy Award for Lighting Efficiency

Business Wire - 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...

April 17, 2014 Op Ed: A Modest Proposal For State Political Reform

Calbuzz - îAccountabilityî and public scrutiny are necessary to ensure that the public can trust that state funds are well spent⦠Over the past year, new states have opened the books on public spending...

April 17, 2014 RBI raises $3.3 billion in biggest-ever bond auction

Hindustan Times - 99.27, yielding 9.3004%. îStandard and Poor'sî may upgrade India's outlook if the government that is elected next month addresses some of the country's fiscal and economic challenges through steps...

April 17, 2014 UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Orga : World Water Day: UN Stresses Water and Energy Issues

4 Traders - "Energy and water are at the top of the global development agenda," said the Rector of United Nations University (UNU), David Malone, this year's coordinator of World Water Day on behalf of îUN-Waterî...

April 17, 2014 CleanEquity Monaco 2014 -- Announcing Companies, Plenary Sessions & Speakers

istock Analyst - Colin co-heads Generation's growth equity Climate Solutions Funds. Previously Head of Research at îSustainable Asset Managementî ("SAM") he worked on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes and SAM's...

April 17, 2014 Concord officials boast strong bond ratings, balanced budget in State of the City address

Concord Monitor - 2013 was Concordâs second year with this rating from îStandard and Poorâsî; the cityâs bond rating was upgraded from AA to AA+ in 2012. The cityâs bond sale in December also...

April 17, 2014 Liberty Spotlight shines on EOD apprentice

AF.mil - His unwavering service led to the îaccountabilityî and rendering of over 600 explosive items. Austin also demonstrates service outside of his normal duties by volunteering his own time to tutor battlefield...

April 17, 2014 Goldman Sachs to Seek Early Dismissal of Libya Wealth Fund Suit

Bloomberg - Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) will seek to have a $1 billion lawsuit by the îLibyan Investment Authorityî thrown out before trial. The bank will ask a London judge to decide whether the case has a...

April 17, 2014 Glaring Q.E. Failure Spotted - Money Velocity Is Falling Rapidly

The Market Oracle - From subscribers and readers: At least 30 recently on correct forecasts regarding the bailout parade, numerous nationalization deals such as for îFannie Maeî and the grand Mortgage Rescue. "Jim...

April 17, 2014 Wall Street Is Lifted by Yellen Comments and Encouraging Economic Data

Source: NY Times

Encouraging words from the Federal Reserve chairwoman and a strong report on industrial production helped lift the stock market higher on Wednesday, as Yahoo shares rallied on the strength of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba,...

April 17, 2014 Teenager arrested in Heartbleed hacking; Bank of America reports losses over legal fees

Washington Post - ... Countrywide and other Bank of America entities overstated the quality of the mortgages they sold to îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî between 2005 and 2007. Swiss bank Credit Suisse said...

April 17, 2014 Sallie Mae Cheated Soldiers On Federal Student Loans, Government Investigators Find

Shorthorn - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., and Department of Justice are the federal agencies leading the investigation. Representatives for the FDIC, CFPB and Justice...

April 17, 2014 A.M. Best Revises Outlook to Positive for Alleghany Corporation, Transatlantic Reinsurance Company and Its Subsidiaries

The Wall Street Journal - A.M. Best has revised the outlook to positive from stable and affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and issuer credit ratings (ICR) of "a+" of Transatlantic Reinsurance Company...

April 17, 2014 Is Bank of America About to Announce Another Multibillion-Dollar Settlement'

The Motley Fool - you saw resolution of îforce-placed insuranceî, you saw CFPB, OCC, you saw the deal that we completed and announced with FGIC today. So, as you work through those matters, it largely leaves you with...

April 17, 2014 Insurer acquires Indy-based StreetLinks for $60 million

Indianapolis Business Journal - îAssurantî Inc., the insurer of foreclosed homes, acquired StreetLinks LLC from a group of owners led by Novation Cos. for about $60 million in cash to expand appraisal services for the...

April 17, 2014 MJ Akbar: A journalist or a minister'

Live Mint - Akbar was ecstatic when I broke the Bhagalpur blindings story in November 1980 which won a îUnited Nationsî award; itâs still considered a milestone in investigative journalism in India. Akbar threw...

April 17, 2014 SOMALIA: Puntland to start the taxation of UN and the other International organisations in the region

RBC Radio - {RBC Radio} Tax department of the ministry of Finance of Puntland has announced to start the taxation of îUnited Nationsî and the other international organization working in Puntland. âWe are in the...

April 17, 2014 SOMALIA: More Ugandan soldiers deployed into Mogadishu to guard UN bases

RBC Radio - {RBC Radio} The first part of Ugandan especial troops trained to guard îUnited Nationsî offices in Somaliaâs capital Mogadisgu, a town that is recovering from two decades of chaos and warlordism have...

April 17, 2014 Fitch: China 1Q GDP In Line With Forecast; Rebalancing Still Key

MSN Money - (The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, April 17 (Fitch) Slower Chinese economic growth in the first quarter of 2014 is in line with our forecast that real GDP growth will slow to 7%-7.5%...

April 17, 2014 Healey Feasts on Two Firms

mfwire.com - Sean Healey, AMG's chairman and chief executive officer, is loading up his plate with all sorts of interesting fare these days. His firm has just completed two big deals: acquiring the remaining interest of mutual...

April 17, 2014 South Korea Options and Futures Exchange (SKOFX) Becomes Hong Kongs First Exchange to Report its Sustainability Performance

KHQ - The report has been prepared in accordance with îGlobal Reporting Initiativeîâs (GRFI) guidelines for sustainability and GRFIâs Financial Sector Supplement. The report articulates SKOFXâs...

April 17, 2014 Georgia Company Acquires StreetLinks

Inside Indiana Business - Atlanta, Georgia and Indianapolis, Ind. -- îAssurantî, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ), a premier provider of specialty insurance and services, today announces the acquisition of StreetLinks LLC, a leader...

April 17, 2014 The Daily Troll: Inslee hires coal lobbyist. Metro escalator lessons. 'Absolutely True': Idaho students can read Alexie.

Crosscut Public Media - The story notes that Steuerwalt had also advocated for the îWestern Climate Initiativeî to reduce greenhouse gases in Washington and other states and Canadian provinces. In an email, an Inslee...

April 17, 2014 China's Economy Slowing Down, But Stable with Strong Basis

CRIENGLISH - Daniel Gros, director of the îCenter for European Policy Studiesî (CEPS), told Xinhua. While saying that the external risks such like U.S. tapering bond-purchase program to end "cheap money era", have...

April 17, 2014 Loffler Companies Honored with 2014 Konica Minolta Pro-tech Award

Benzinga - In 2012, Konica Minolta received âDocument Imaging Solutions Line of the Yearâ recognition from BLI. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî World Index for...

April 17, 2014 American Funds Urges New Client Passwords Over Heartbleed

Bloomberg - The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, made up of representatives from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî and other U.S. regulators, said...

April 17, 2014 CIC Bullish on Emerging Economy Investment Opportunity

MENAFN - BEIJING, Apr 17, 2014 (Menafn - SinoCast Daily Business Beat via COMTEX) --A top executive from îChina Investment Corporationî (CIC) revealed total assets of USD 650 billion for the company by the end of...

April 17, 2014 Missing Aviation Minister

Indepth Africa - They wanted her to be replaced by someone more credible who could bring back decency and îaccountabilityî to the sector. But more than two months after she was fired, she has not been replaced and...

April 17, 2014 Elisa selects Alcatel-Lucent's most advanced IP core routing technology to meet Finland's ever-expanding need for broadband capacity

Broadcast Newsroom - We have also been recognized for innovation in sustainability, being named Industry Group Leader in the Technology Hardware & Equipment sector in the 2013 îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Indices...

April 17, 2014 MPI Foundation Canada Releases Economic Study Results

Meetings Focus - With the CEIS 3.0, the methodology has been improved with an increased focus on business events and excludes consumer shows and îsocialî events per the direction of the latest UNWTO guidelines. As...

April 17, 2014 General Electric posts earnings of 33 cents a share vs 32 cents estimate

CNBC - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî, created under Dodd-Frank, is investigating the credit-card business called Synchrony Financial for possible violations of consumer finance laws. Some analysts and...

April 17, 2014 German RWE Starts Gas Deliveries to Ukraine

The Moscow Times - RWE previously supplied it with 1 billion cubic meters of gas in 2013. Analyst Arno Behrens, head of energy at the îCenter for European Policy Studiesî in Brussels, said the RWE gas supply "could...

April 17, 2014 GMO Labeling Update: State Efforts Pick Up Momentum, Big Ag Doubles Down

Common Dreams - However, you wonât see specific corporations that are invested in these foods, like îMonsantoî, Du Pont, PepsiCo, or Nestlé listed on the Coalitionâs site. Rather,...

April 17, 2014 HKMA chief paid almost HK$10m last year

rthk.hk - The îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî has revealed that it's Chief Executive, Norman Chan, was paid a total of HK$9.96 million, including benefits, last year. That was a 5.9 percent rise from 2012 when he...

April 17, 2014 Experts Seek the Right Regulatory Box for Bitcoin

New York Law Journal - Potential overseers include the Federal Trade Commission, the Com­modity Futures Trading Commission, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the îConsumer Financial Protection...

April 17, 2014 Manage money to save a bundle

Reflector - By the same token, the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî (CFPB) reports that over 80% of all payday loans are rolled over or followed by another loan within two weeks; thus, ensnaring borrowers in a...

April 17, 2014 Tanzania: Dar to Lift Capital Market Controls

AllAfrica - The relaxation of capital controls coincides with the government engaging Fitch Ratings and îMoody'sî Investors Service to rate the country's long-term risk ahead of its debut Eurobond offering. Dr...

April 17, 2014 Worse Than Fannie and Freddie

The Wall Street Journal - Johnson-Crapo imposes an affordable-housing fee on the private securitizers who obtain federal guarantees for the mortgage-backed securities they issue. The FMIC collects these fees annually on the...

April 17, 2014 Books: Malala Yousafzai's Unexpected Voice

Associations Now - In this compelling memoir by âthe girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban,â 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai from Pakistanâs Swat Valley opens a window into the impoverished...

April 17, 2014 CNH Industrial Annual General Meeting - Sustainability Report

StreetInsider - Concurrently with the AGM, the Company published its 2013 Sustainability Report. This Report was prepared in accordance with the new îGlobal Reporting Initiativeî guidelines (GRIâG4), the...

April 17, 2014 HKMA boss coins in $9.97m salary

The Standard - The salary of îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî chief remains the highest among global central bankers, totaling HK$9.97 million last year. Norman Chan Tak-lam, chief executive of Hong Kong's de facto...

April 17, 2014 Mortgage-related legal costs sock BofA with $276-million loss

Los Angeles Times - ... billion settlement related to faulty mortgage securities that had been purchased by home finance giants îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî. The deal was struck last month with Fannie...

April 17, 2014 Uganda for global transparency measures on oil

New Vision - Uganda is set to apply for îExtractive Industries Transparency Initiativeî (EITI) in order to promote good governance and management as they build the oil industry, according to Peter Lokeris, the State...

April 17, 2014 Djibouti sets free Eritrean prisoners

zegabi.com - Reports indicate that the group have been released into the custody of the îUnited Nationsî refugee agency. Djiboutian presidential adviser, Najib Ali Tahir, told the press on Monday that âWe have...

April 17, 2014 Positive Scores for Thomson Reuters TRust Index - Financial Institutions in the Americas Show Upbeat Start to 2014

NASDAQ - Tracking Controversy and Governance as Factors in Rebuilding Trust Thomson Reuters îASSET4î environmental, social and governance data continues to show a high level of controversies reported for the Top 50...

April 17, 2014 iKang sees healthy IPO

The Global Times - The group had a private placement of $40 million with the Best Investment Corporation, a subdivision of the îChina Investment Corporationî. Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and UBS Investment Bank are...

April 17, 2014 1 million south Sudanese may face famine: UN chief

Times of India - îUNITED NATIONSî: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is warning that up to a million people could face famine in conflict-torn South Sudan unless there is immediate action. Ban told reporters before...

April 17, 2014 South Sudan Conflict: Personalities, Resources, and Threats

Council on Foreign Relations - This is a guest post by Allen Grane, intern for the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî Africa Studies program. Allen is currently an officer in the Army National Guard. His interests are in...

April 17, 2014 RPT- Fitch Rates Indonesia's First Basel III Tier 2 Bonds from UOBI

Reuters Group PLC - îFitch Ratingsî has assigned PT Bank UOB Indonesia's (UOBI; AAA(idn)/Stable) Basel III-compliant Tier 2 subordinated debt issue - the first such issue in Indonesia - a National Long-Term rating of...

April 17, 2014 Russia Considering Suing US over Sanctions

Breitbart News - Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said Russia might sue the US in îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) court because of sanctions placed against St. Petersburgâs Bank Rossiya, which is...

April 17, 2014 RPT-Fitch: FX Risk Manageable for Istanbul and Izmir

Thomson Reuters - îFitch Ratingsî says in a new report that the debt servicing capacities of the Metropolitan Municipalities of Istanbul (BBB-/Stable) and Izmir (BBB-/Stable) have been affected by a weaker Turkish...

April 17, 2014 Governors Express Concern About FIO Report, Defend State-Based Regulation

Property Casualty 360 - The National Governors Association expressed concern in a letter to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew about Decemberâs Federal Insurance Office regulatory modernization report and its role in the larger...

April 17, 2014 CoreLogic Acquires Marshall & Swift/Boeckh and DataQuick Information Systems

Insurance News Net - CoreLogic, a global property information, analytics and data- enabled services provider, announced the closing of its acquisition of Marshall & Swift/Boeckh (MSB), a provider of residential and commercial...

April 17, 2014 Another China developer flocks to Iskandar, plans RM10bil projects

The Star Online - Other international property players which have secured a foothold in Danga Bay include Singaporeâs îTemasekî îHoldingsî Pte Ltd and CapitaLand Ltd, Australiaâs Walker Group...

April 17, 2014 Fitch: Turkish banks should cope with tough year ahead

worldbulletin.net - Credit rating agency îFitch Ratingsî has warned that banking sectors in emerging economies face a tough year - but Turkish banks should be able to weather the difficulties. In its Emerging Market...

April 17, 2014 Number of new patients suffering from cancer on the rise in Taiwan

The China Post - Citing data from the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî, Chiou said people in Taiwan consume more meat and oil in their diets than people in other Asian countries, which may be...

April 17, 2014 Tigers finally pull away from 'Toppers

Fosters Daily Democrat - In the fourth, Thompson was on first with a fielder's choice. She stole second with one out and scored from there on Morgan îMoody'sî infield hit. Running hard from second, she beat the late...

April 17, 2014 Canadian organizations face serious leadership succession challenges

Yahoo Finance - For every two senior executive positions, organizations have only one job-ready or near job-ready successor. îSocialî media is increasingly popular for recruiting executive and management-level talent....

April 17, 2014 Montgomery's Outdoor Landmarks: Judicial Honor Court's site requires study

Montgomery Advertiser - The Judicial Honor Court was commissioned by îthe Retirement Systems of Alabamaî to commemorate the Alabama Supreme Court. Appropriately, it is sited between the Alabama State Bar Association...

April 17, 2014 Detroit revised bankruptcy exit plan envisions bigger pain for some

Reuters - Investors who bought Detroit bonds that the city has deemed to be unsecured would stand to recover only 15 percent of their investment, down from 20 percent in the initial plan Detroit filed in February. [ID:...

April 17, 2014 Continued signs of recovery despite banking weakness

The Malta Independent - This morning futures on the Euro îStoxxî 50 were little changed leading to expectations that equities are heading for a weekly gain. This article was issued by Calamatta Cuschieri, visit...

April 17, 2014 European Equities Mixed After Yellen Remarks, Thin Trading Expected

Action Forex - îStoxxî 600 lost 0.20% or 0.65 points to 330.17 îStoxxî 50 dropped 0.35% or 10.11 points to 2,898.53 Shares pause after rally European markets traded higher in the previous session after...

April 17, 2014 Alabama Senate narrowly passes education budget

Insurance News Net - April 02--After weeks of negotiations, the Alabama Senate on Tuesday night narrowly approved a compromise Education Trust Fund budget 18 to 16, taking another step toward transmission to the governor. Five...

April 17, 2014 Novation Companies Sells StreetLinks for $60 Million

StreetInsider - KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/16/14 -- Novation Companies, Inc. (OTCQB: NOVC) today announced that its subsidiary, StreetLinks, LLC, has been sold to îAssurantî, Inc. for $60 million in cash,...

April 17, 2014 Pressure rises on Gross as investors pull $3.1 billion from Pimco's flagship fund

Yahoo Finance - NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors pulled another $3.1 billion from Pimco's flagship fund in March, the 11th straight month of outflows from the world's largest bond fund, and its performance on the month lagged 95...

April 17, 2014 First Data Names Heidi Miller to Board of Directors

Thomson Reuters - She is a trustee of the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation, and is a director for îConservation Internationalî. She also serves as trustee at Princeton University. âWith her...

April 17, 2014 Humanitarian Affairs (Research and Analysis) Internship

ReliefWeb - ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING AND REPORTING: The îUnited Nationsî (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian...

April 17, 2014 Climate Risks Won't Eclipse Fuel Needs, Exxon Says

Law 360 - Bowing to the request of Arjuna Capital, the sustainable wealth management platform of investment firm Baldwin Brothers Inc., and îAs You Sowî, an environmental corporate responsibility advocacy group,...

April 17, 2014 Could Suncorp Group Ltd be paying a special dividend in August'

Motley Fool Australia - îQBEî Insurance Group Ltd (ASX: îQBEî) is considering selling its US underwriting business to improve its North American divisionâs performance, yet that will take some time...

April 17, 2014 Australian-standard green bond launched

Business Spectator - The bonds were placed with 15 investors, including Aberdeen Asset Management, AMP Capital, Australian Ethical Investment Ltd, Colonial First State Global Asset Management, Local Government Super,...

April 17, 2014 Judge rules state worker union pension lawsuit can go to trial

Providence Business News - In denying the dismissal request, Taft-Carter asserted that although the language of the statute governing the îEmployeesâ Retirement System of Rhode Islandî does not explicitly...

April 17, 2014 Conflict Minerals: Why SEC Compliance Should Be the Least of Your Worries

CSR Wire - îCSRwireî, among others, is monitoring business response to this disclosure obligation â see the îCSRwireî Feb. 12, 2014 update on CA Supply Chain Transparency Act compliance. And, just as...

April 17, 2014 Elizabeth Warren: White House wanted me to be a "cheerleader"

CBS News - Before Elizabeth Warren made her way to the U.S. Senate by way of Massachusetts, she was instrumental in spearheading the push for to establish îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî (CFPB) as part of a...

April 17, 2014 Editorial: U.S. decision to refuse a visa to Iran's U.N. envoy is petty and needlessly provocative

The Commercial Appeal - The Obama administration has refused to grant a visa to Iran's choice to be its envoy to the îUnited Nationsî. Last week, the Senate and House voted unanimously to support barring Hamid...

April 17, 2014 Felipe Calderón: Economic Arguments Needed to Fight Climate Change

Source: Forbes

What do Chinese coal plants and the American legislative branch have in common? They are both major adversaries in the fight against climate change, according to former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón. “The most serious...

April 17, 2014 General Mills : Reports Progress on Global Responsibility Commitments

4 Traders - MINNEAPOLIS, April 16, 2014 /î3BL Mediaî/ â General Mills released its annual Global Responsibility Report today, outlining its approach to creating economic, environmental and social value in the...

April 17, 2014 Can Moscow Step Back From Ukraine'

Brookings - Editor's Note: In an interview with the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî, Steven Pifer discusses the challenges that face the interim Ukrainian government and the threat that Russia poses to Ukraine's...

April 17, 2014 March Home Starts Cloud 2014 Forecasts

Wall Street Journal - âPeople will question whether or not the downturn in the first quarter relative to expectations means all forecasts will get adjusted down across the board,â said Doug Duncan, chief economist for...

April 17, 2014 With Harp Nearing Expiration, Secure One Capital is Assisting Homeowners Struggling with Harp Refinancing Approval

Yahoo Finance - îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî have been quietly easing underwriting guidelines for HARP refinances. For instance, in October 2013 îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî...

April 17, 2014 PNG seeks Oil Search buyback from Abu Dhabi's IPIC

The Australian - THE Papua New Guinea government has sent a negotiating team under Foreign Minister Rimbink Pato to Abu Dhabi, insisting that the state-owned îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî there should...

April 17, 2014 Falcon Energy Group Ltd's indirect subsidiaries completes acquisition of equity in Dictamismo

Reuters - Falcon Energy Group Ltd:Companyâs indirect subsidiaries, îInnovestî Resources Limited and Astanient S.A. DE C.V. completes acquisition of 50 pct shareholderâs equity in capital of Dictamismo S DE...

April 17, 2014 Bank of America feels the $6bn pain of litigation

Yorkshire Post - BofA agreed in March to pay $9.5bn to settle claims that it sold îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî faulty mortgage bonds, helping it to end one of the largest legal headaches it still faced...

April 17, 2014 Take lead on climate issues, governor

Democrat and Chronicle - The United Nations îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî agrees. It issued a call to action Sunday, making clear that if global leaders intend to slow or counter the effects of a warming...

April 17, 2014 Meet civic investor Carol Lautenbach: Investing in education, investing in community

The Rapidian - âWhen I was in college I thought I was going to be a journalist. Thatâs what I aspired to,â says Carol Lautenbach, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching, Learning, and îAccountabilityî...

April 17, 2014 Benton Harbor financial emergency resolved

Leader Pub - Annual pension contributions increased 380 percent after the pension system was transferred to the îMunicipal Employeesâ Retirement System of Michiganî. This resulted in the City meeting its...

April 17, 2014 Consumer confidence down again in New York

Times Union - Consumer sentiment across New York state weakened in March for the second month in a row, the Siena Research Institute reported Wednesday, as miserable weather and hefty heating bills took their toll. âWhat a...

April 17, 2014 UK Market Modestly Lower, Babcock Plunges

Realtime Business News - Car sales surged 10.6 percent in March from last year versus 8 percent rise in February. The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks is losing 0.35 percent, while the...

April 17, 2014 Seattle-based company glassybaby reaches goal of $2 million in giving to charities dedicated to healing

WSFA 12 - îConservation Internationalî, American Red Cross, Pearl Jam's Vitalogy Foundation, STTR and many more. For more information and to see the full list of glassybaby partners, please visit...

April 17, 2014 Count Me In and Capital One Announce Women Veteran Entrepreneur Finalists of WVEC Small Business Competition

TMCnet.com - (î3BL Mediaî Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Select Entrepreneurs to Participate in Business Accelerator Program Aimed to Help Grow their Businesses and Strengthen Their Local EconomiesSOURCE: Capital One...

April 17, 2014 European stocks edge lower, eyes on Ukraine; Dax down 0.29%

NASDAQ - During European morning trade, the DJ Euro îStoxxî 50 fell 0.25%, France's CAC 40 edged down 0.10%, while Germany's DAX slid 0.29%. On Wednesday, Janet Yellen said the risks of persistently low consumer...

April 17, 2014 Modest Trade Growth Anticipated for 2014 and 2015 Following Two Year Slump

Insurance News Net - GENEVA, April 14-- The îWorld Trade Organizationî issued the following news release: Although the 2014 forecast of 4.7% is more than double the 2.1% increase of last year, it remains below the...

April 17, 2014 Clinton Family Takes Selfie With Jimmy Kimmel

Uinterview - Kimmel had traveled to Tempe, Ariz., at the îClinton Global Initiativeî University on Saturday to interview the former Secretary of State and First Lady. Following the Q&A in front of more than 1,000...

April 17, 2014 US puts conditions to resume ties

Colombo Gazette - The Unites States says it will resume a more comprehensive military relationship with Sri Lanka once the Government makes better progress toward reconciliation and îaccountabilityî. US Assistant...

April 17, 2014 Tennessee Consolidated hunts for real estate consultant

Pensions & Investments - Tennessee Department of the Treasury, Nashville, is searching for a real estate consultant for the $40 billion îTennessee Consolidated Retirement Systemî. The department has issued an RFP...

April 17, 2014 Internet makes global economy vulnerable to Lehman-like crash, study says

Alaska Dispatch - âWhen âeverything is becoming digital,â private, public, and civil institutions become more dependent on information systems and more vulnerable to attackâ¦,â according to a...

April 17, 2014 The economic imperative for post-crisis Ukraine

European Voice - The managing director of the îWorld Economic Forumî says that the popular upheaval in Ukraine has primarily been a striving for better governance, more effective institutions and a state that serves...

April 17, 2014 Complaints say insurer broke rules canceling thousands before storm season

Palm Beach Post Blogs - Peopleâs Trust Insurance Co. is generating a wave of complaints as it cancels thousands of policies before hurricane season, and a state agency has referred several alleged rules violations to...

April 17, 2014 European shares fall as strong euro, China weakness hits earnings

Thomson Reuters - The euro zone Euro îSTOXXî 50 fell 0.4 percent. The FTSEurofirst 300 had surged on Wednesday after Chinese growth came in ahead of expectations. Even though beverage stocks suffered from lower...

April 17, 2014 After Market: Yellen Speech, Industrial Production Spur Buying

Daily Finance - At 10 a.m., the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia releases its monthly survey of regional manufacturing conditions, and îFreddie Macî reports weekly mortgage rates. > 1862

April 17, 2014 Russia Considering WTO Suit Over US Sanctions

Law 360 - Law360, New York (April 16, 2014, 2:57 PM ET) -- Russia is weighing a potential îWorld Trade Organizationî challenge of U.S. sanctions imposed on Russian banks following Russia's attempts to annex Crimea,...

April 17, 2014 Erdogan's Theological Justification for His Dictatorial Stance

Gatestone Institute - Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2009. (Image source: îWorld Economic Forumî) What is even less known is that during the same period he repeatedly and elaborately explained why his ideology is inherently...

April 17, 2014 Palm oil climbs

Business Recorder - Exports of Malaysian palm oil products for the first half of April rose 8.6 percent to 521,847 tonnes compared with a month earlier, cargo surveyor îIntertekî Testing Services said, as demand from...

April 17, 2014 China to File Appeal on WTO Rare Earth Ruling

NASDAQ - BEIJING--China'sMinistry of Commerce said it plans to file an appeal Thursday against the îWorld Trade Organizationî's ruling that the country's export restrictions on rare-earth minerals violated global...

April 17, 2014 More Renewable Energy Needed To Avoid Catastrophic Climate Change

CleanTechnica - Abu Dhabi, UAE: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reinforced the call to action from the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) to limit global temperature increase and...

April 17, 2014 Argentina Polo Tour semi-finals coming up

livingpolo.com - Las Monjitas, Ellerstina and Punta del Este move forward; Maragata, Johor Ellerstina and La Esquina to go for remaining semi-final berth Three of the four semi-finalists corresponding to the last stage of the...

April 17, 2014 San Ramon Valley letters: In Mozilla-Eich affair, social leftist "tolerance" on view again

Inside Bay Area - Back on page A6 of the first section ran an article of a just released study from the IPCC (îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî) entitled, "Panel: Warming planet faces hunger 'hot spots.' "...

April 17, 2014 Ten takes news and motorsport presenter Matt White back from Seven

Mumbrella - Recently there was another report from the scientists of the IPCC (îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî) telling us that climate change (what used to be called global warming) is upon us and there...

April 17, 2014 Effingham HCE at Illinois State HCE Conference

Teutopolis Press - Today the organization is known as Home and Community Education Association with the goal being education for our homes and community, to promote îsocialî and economic well being in our homes and...

April 17, 2014 Capital One Financial : Count Me In and Capital One Announce Women Veteran Entrepreneur Finalists of WVEC Small Business Competition

4 Traders - Arlington, Va., April 16, 2014 /î3BL Mediaî/ â Count Me In for Womenâs Economic Independence, the leading national not-for-profit provider of resources, business education, and community...

April 17, 2014 Markets Live: Stocks on sugar high

The Age - Gold miners were the only corner of the market to fall - by 0.6 per cent - while îQBEî slumped 0.9 per cent and was the singly biggest drag on the index. Crown agreed to pay a share of any One.Tel liability...

April 17, 2014 European Stocks Decline as SAP Earnings Trail Estimates

Bloomberg - A gauge of food and beverage stocks posted the worst performance of the 19 industry groups in the îStoxxî 600. Renault climbed 1.3 percent to 72.92 euros as a report by the European Automobile...

April 17, 2014 European Shares Rally Pauses--Update

NASDAQ - The îStoxxî Europe 600 index was 0.3% lower midmorning. The benchmark had added 1.3% on Wednesday after Chinese economic growth was slightly better than expected. But the situation in Ukraine, which has...

April 17, 2014 Bank of America swings to quarterly loss on litigation expense

Xinhua News Agency - ... dollars to settle all litigation by the FHFA over mortgage-backed securities sold to mortgage giants îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî. However, the bank's capital and liquidity...

April 17, 2014 Preparing for a warming world

Winnipeg Free Press - Of all the reports the UN-chartered îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî has released over the last several months, this week's might be the most distressing. The authoritative body of...

April 17, 2014 GM sales eyed for impact of ignition switch recall

Seattle Post Intelligencer - A sales decline or increased use of discounts could have broader repercussions for GM. The îStandard and Poor'sî ratings agency last week said the recalls could prevent GM's credit rating...

April 17, 2014 Indian Shares Snap Three-day Losing Streak; Banks Lead Rally

Realtime Business News - Indian shares rose sharply on Thursday after global ratings agency îStandard and Poor'sî signaled it may upgrade India's rating outlook if the incoming government implements policies such as...

April 17, 2014 Markets Live: Last minute lift-off

Sydney Morning Herald - Gold miners were the only corner of the market to fall - by 0.6 per cent - while îQBEî slumped 0.9 per cent and was the singly biggest drag on the index. Crown agreed to pay a share of any...

April 17, 2014 Preparations ramp up for JWC2014

All Blacks - The tournament, in its preliminary stages, will be played out at North Harbour's îQBEî Stadium in Albany and at Pukekohe's ECOLight Stadium. The play-offs for positions one to six will be played at Eden...

April 17, 2014 What Motivated Nigeria's Massive Terrorist Bombing'

Slate - Both this United Nations report and this îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî paper, however, find Nigeria's government culpable in the spread of violence. From the U.N.: Tactics employed by government security...

April 17, 2014 Most Reported Deaths in Syria Have Not Been Committed By Assad Regime

Antiwar - Actually, he hasnât. According to SOHR data cited by Micah Zenko and Amelia M. Wolf of the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî, âmost of the reported deaths in Syria have not been committed by forces...

April 17, 2014 Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work

Phys.org - Struggling Internet giant Yahoo! will see more users accessing its services by mobile in 2014 than classic desktops, chief executive Marissa Mayer said on Wednesday at the Davos îWorld Economic Forumî....

April 17, 2014 Nearly 50 state agencies turn out for government services expo with Sen. Murphy

The Middletown Press - îFannie Maeî, the Hartford Vet Center, the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Office, Sallie Mae, Social Security Administration, the US Army Corps of Engineers, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services...

April 17, 2014 China appeals to WTO against rare earth ruling

China - China will appeal to the îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) against its ruling that China's regulation of its rare earth exports had violated WTO rules, an official said on Thursday. The appeal will be lodged...

April 17, 2014 Builders began fewer homes than forecast in March

Finance and Commerce - Mortgage costs remain historically low. The average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage was 4.34 percent for the week ended April 10, compared with 3.43 percent a year ago, according to îFreddie Macî...

April 17, 2014 ITM Power signs up to Trillion Tonne Communique

FE Trustnet - ITM Power has signed up to the Trillion Tonne Communiqu © following the publication yesterday of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî report. The Trillion Tonne Communiqu...

April 17, 2014 Rising World Food Prices Spell Trouble for Biofuels

The Motley Fool - American biofuel companies reliant on domestic corn and oilseeds along with advanced biofuel companies reliant on sugar may both be challenged by the March rise in the îFood and Agriculture Organization of...

April 17, 2014 IKEA to put green Swedish meatballs on the menu

Business Green - Speaking at an event to mark the launch of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî's latest report yesterday, Joanna Yarrow, head of sustainability for IKEA, admitted that the company's...

April 17, 2014 Lovett Celebrates Earth Day early

Neighbor Newspapers - Byck has presented that film to prominent businesses and organizations, such as Boeing, Nike, Google, the îCarbon War Roomî and the White House Council on Environmental Quality. He is a faculty...

April 17, 2014 OCWEN SETTLEMENT: Inland homeowners vexed by attempts to file for mortgage relief

The Press-Enterprise - When Donell and Kimberly Davis applied for a mortgage modification on their Eastvale home with Ocwen Financial Corp., they counted on it being a slam dunk. Never late on a payment, the couple with solid...

April 17, 2014 Inventors Present Creations at Innovation Prize for Africa; Finalists Named

Atlanta Black Star - âAs global leaders gather for the 2014 îWorld Economic Forumî on Africa to discuss approaches to inclusive growth and job creation, the IPA 2014 innovators demonstrate that the best way to...

April 17, 2014 European Markets Fall Amid Weak Earnings

Realtime Business News - Car sales surged 10.6 percent in March from last year versus 8 percent rise in February. The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks is losing 0.49 percent, while the...

April 17, 2014 Credit Score Deception: Why Do Consumer Credit Scores Differ From Lender Scores'

NewsBlaze - "The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî was able to get the bureau to do something that years of advocacy and litigation had been unable to achieve." "Step by step, they are trying to fix this terribly...

April 17, 2014 America's Charities Employee Engagement & Social Responsibility

3Bl MEDIA - WASHINGTON, D.C., February 5, 2014 /î3BL Mediaî/ - Americaâs Charities became the newest member of Ideagen 100, a collective impact platform that includes a network of member organizations, bringing...

April 17, 2014 China Challenges U.S. Antidumping Policies In WTO

China Law Blog - The U.S. Trade Representative (âUSTRâ) announced on Tuesday that China, in a follow-up to its December 3, 2013 request for îWorld Trade Organizationî (âWTOâ) consultations, has...

April 17, 2014 Zimbabwe's urban farmers combat food insecurity - illegally

Radio Netherlands Worldwide - The îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO), while acknowledging that urban agriculture is illegal in many countries, estimates that more than 800 million people...

April 17, 2014 AIT scientist is Coordinating Lead Author in latest IPCC report

Thailand Press Release News - The îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) on April 13 approved the Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group III (WGIII) contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report. The...

April 17, 2014 WRI identifies global coal industry water risks

Water Technology Online - WASHINGTON â The îWorld Resources Instituteî has identified the global coal industry's water risks in a recent publication, according to a press release. Coal-related industries like...

April 17, 2014 European Shares Pause on Fed Comments

Inside Fidelity - Sterling edged to a fresh 4 1/2 year high against the dollar as investors continued to digest robust U.K. job market data. The îStoxxî Europe 600 index was 0.2% lower in early trade. The benchmark...

April 17, 2014 Joe's Crab Shack uses 'lots' of trans fats, despite claim, health group says

Today.com - Joeâs Crab Shack advertises that it uses "zero trans fat oil,â but the îCenter for Science in the Public Interestî (CSPI) said Wednesday that not only does the national seafood chain, which...

April 17, 2014 Weibo raises $286m

Independent Online - The shares had been offered for $17 to $19 apiece. The Beijing-based companyâs shares will be listed on the îNasdaq Stock Marketî under the symbol WB. From the time Weibo first publicly...

April 17, 2014 Stock Upgrades: Twitter Has No Reason to Be Blue

Minyanville - îApollo Investmentî (NASDAQ:AINV): JP Morgan moves the equity to Overweight from Neutral. Control4 (NASDAQ:CTRL): Shares get upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James. Family Dollar...

April 17, 2014 USD professor: Ukraine situation will only escalate

4 KTIV Siouxland's News channel - SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - Turmoil and controversy continues between Ukraine and Russia as the two governments work through the Crimean citizen's desire to declare their independence from the Ukrainian...

April 17, 2014 Debt Collections Latest Front In Obama's Race Battle

Investors Business Daily - It does neither lenders nor borrowers any favors. The Obama administration's powerful new credit watchdog agency, the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî, is in effect criminalizing debt...

April 17, 2014 Is Our Bank Of America Stock Price Headed Back To Single Digits'

Seeking Alpha - According to the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî, the bank had used deceptive marketing and deceptive billing practices with their credit card customers. The deceptive billing practice was to...

April 17, 2014 Smaller companies are the new big thing: The funds that caught investors' imagination as they filled their Isas

This is Money - Money flooded into three popular and high-performing UK smaller companies funds from Investec and CF Miton and îSchrodersî, as well as some perennial favourite income funds, according to figures from...

April 17, 2014 Sabre Raises $627 Million in Its IPO, Lower Than Expectations

Skift - The shares will be listed on the îNasdaq Stock Marketî under the symbol SABR and will start trading tomorrow. Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Bank of America Corp. and Deutsche Bank managed the...

April 17, 2014 Robert J. Samuelson commentary: Sometimes high-tech is not an improvement

The Columbus Dispatch - For starters, there are four sources for the table: the New York Stock Exchange; Dow Jones & Co.; Standard & Poorâs Financial Services; and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî. Beginning...

April 17, 2014 Jamie Dimon's To-Do List Grows as CEO Tries to Resolve Regulatory, Legal Issues at JPMorgan

Minyanville - and îFreddie Macî to resolve mortgage-backed securities allegations; $4.5 billion to investors in some flawed mortgage-backed securities; billions more to deal with problems stemming from governance...

April 17, 2014 Carlyle's Africa fund blows past its asset targets

CNBC - Here's further proof that serious international investors are warming to Africa: îThe Carlyle Groupî announced Wednesday that it had raised $698 million for its dedicated continental fund, nearly $200 million...

April 17, 2014 Bees have antennae up for memories

Source: ABC Science

While most people have a childhood memory that is evoked by a certain smell, the process behind this connection has been little understood. However, new Australian research shows long-term, odour-memory formation in the brain is...

April 17, 2014 WTO: Global trade to gain speed in 2014 and 2015

Hiru News - The îWorld Trade Organizationî says that the growth of global commerce will pick up speed this year and next. The WTO says that trade will grow by a "modest" 4.7% this year, and by 5.3% in 2015. Next...

April 17, 2014 Joe's Crab Shack loads up on trans fat despite pledge, watchdog says

Los Angeles Times - The îCenter for Science in the Public Interestî said Wednesday that the Houston-based seafood restaurant company uses a blend of partially hydrogenated margarine-butter blend containing dangerous...

April 17, 2014 Many Chinese firms looking overseas: Poll

Asiaone Business - Approximately 60 per cent of leading Chinese companies plan to move research and development centers and/or production overseas in the next five years, a study by Strategy&(formerly Booz & Co) and the...

April 17, 2014 Virginia-based appeals court rules product safety complaint was improperly kept secret

The Republic - Three consumer advocacy groups â Public Citizen, Consumer Federation of America, and îConsumers' Unionî â challenged the district court's secret proceedings. The appeals court agreed with...

April 17, 2014 Cultivating the next generation of sustainability leaders

Eco-business - While these programs are good for society and the world, they are also beneficial to companies in the long run, as was discussed in a recent Twitter chat hosted by îCSRwireî and PYXERA Global....

April 17, 2014 Two crashes send three people to hospital, keep Canton first reponders busy early Thursday

NewsNet 5 - Power was knocked out to a large area along Tuscarawas Street and Whipple Avenue. Crews from îAEPî were at the scene assessing the damage but no estimate of power being restored was available. Canton...

April 17, 2014 Experts use germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

Cape Cod Times - WASHINGTON â Chances are you've heard of mapping genes to diagnose rare îdiseasesî, predict your ... study the spread of antibiotic-resistant îbacteriaî and says the CDC's move is...

April 17, 2014 European stocks trade within narrow range in early session

aastocks.com - European stocks traded within narrow range in early session. îSTOXXî Europe 600 last stood at 330.48, down 0.1%. German DAX dipped 5 pts to 9,312. French CAC added 1 pt to 4,406. London FTSE dropped...

April 17, 2014 FAO urges countries to combat banana disease

fruitnet.com - The îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO) is urging countries to step up their monitoring, reporting and prevention of one of the worldâs most destructive banana...

April 17, 2014 Proposed Senate Bill Mandates Free Annual Credit Scores

Low Cards - Credit report errors can lower consumers' credit scores and lead to higher interest rates. Pamela Banks from îConsumers Unionî praised the bill, stating, "The SECURE Act provides a good framework for...

April 17, 2014 When It Comes to Conservation, Tropical Grasslands Have an Identity Problem [Slide Show]

Scientific American - The îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO) defines forests based solely on percentage of tree cover, tree height and area, leading to the classification of many savannas...

April 17, 2014 What To Watch For In China's Latest GDP Data

Forbes - As it is, everyone is concerned over China debt. âChina credit definitely keeps us up at night,â says Nico Marais, head of multi-asset investments at îSchrodersî îSchrodersî, a $435...

April 17, 2014 Pzena Investment Management Price Target Increased to $12.00 by Analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (PZN)

Mideast Times - The firm upgraded shares of îApollo Investmentî Corp. from a neutral rating to an overweight rating. The firm now has a $8.50 price target on that stock. Also, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered its...

April 17, 2014 Climate change is a political animal

The Carbon Brief - Yet responding to climate change is a political process. The final part of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC)'s latest report - outlining 'mitigation' or prevention of climate...

April 17, 2014 Senate Majority PAC Raises Large Sum To Fight Back Against Kochs

The Huffington Post - Rockefeller cut a personal check for $250,000. Other major donors include îThe Carlyle Groupî's James Attwood, billionaire heir to The Stryker Corporation fortune Jon Stryker and Anne T. Bass,...

April 17, 2014 Ooredoo Chairman Calls for Companies around the World To Increase Role for Women in Business

Broadway World - Ooredoo and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women also announced their commitment to supporting women's entrepreneurship in Myanmar at the îClinton Global Initiativeî (CGI) Annual Meeting in September...

April 17, 2014 New York politicians, keep Chelsea Clinton happy; she says she might run for office otherwise

Newstalk 1010 - FILE - In this March 2, 2014 file photo, Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, speaks during a student conference for the îClinton Global Initiativeî University at Arizona State...

April 17, 2014 Five things about: Earth Day

Source: News-Press

Earth Day is April 22, and the spirit of the day is especially strong in Southwest Florida, where residents and tourists are blessed with beautiful beaches, enchanting green vistas even in the darkest months of winter, swamps...

April 17, 2014 EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Soften; Rémy Cointreau Warns

4 Traders - The îStoxxî Europe 600 lost 0.2% to 330.18, giving up a portion of its 1.3% climb on Wednesday, which was spurred by better-than-expected Chinese growth data and prospects for looser monetary policy by the...

April 17, 2014 Credit Suisse misses estimates with 34pc profit fall

South China Morning Post - îCredit Suisse Groupî, the second-biggest Swiss bank ... with a slight beat in wealth îmanagementî on cost control and in-line performance in retail and îassetî...

April 17, 2014 Utah's first 'Vapor Fest' in Ogden will celebrate e-cigarettes

Ogden Standard-Examiner - While e-cigarettes expose people to fewer toxins that tobacco cigarettes, the îConsumers Unionî warned that they're not necessarily risk-free. "The unchecked ability of e-cigarette retailers...

April 17, 2014 UPDATE 4-Pressure rises on Gross as investors pull $3.1 bln from Pimco's flagship fund

Reuters - The latest statistics for the Pimco Total Return Fund, released Tuesday by Morningstar, increase the risk that more money could flee the fund managed by Gross, whose shop has been rattled by a management shakeup and...

April 17, 2014 FTSE rises as jobless fall adds to economic cheer

City Wire - Nevertheless, Craig Botham, emerging markets economist at îSchrodersî, argued that after the weak manufacturing data and money supply figures earlier this month it was 'difficult to feel positive about...

April 17, 2014 Hilliard Crash Causes Power Outage To More Than 2K

NBC4 Columbus - More than 2,000 customers in Hilliard are without power Thursday morning after a crash damaged a power line. îAEPî Ohio says the crash occurred in the area of Vulcan Avenue and Walcutt Road at about...

April 17, 2014 Bailey's Logistics Improves Delivery Performance Thanks to PacLease

Layover - manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR shares are traded on The îNASDAQ Stock Marketî, symbol PCAR,...

April 17, 2014 China to appeal WTO rare earth ruling

Yahoo News - BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Thursday it would appeal against a îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) ruling that found it violated global trade rules with its export limits on rare earth minerals used in...

April 17, 2014 Boards to share executive director

Journal Record - The boards of trustees of the stateâs two largest public pension systems have approved a temporary agreement to share the services of îOklahoma Public Employees Retirement Systemî Executive...

April 17, 2014 PPF hires six global real estate managers

Pension Funds Online - The îPension Protection Fundî (PPF) has appointed six investment managers to oversee a real estate mandate. CBRE Global Investors, SC Capital Partners, Europa Capital Partners, LaSalle...

April 17, 2014 U.S. GHG Emissions at Lowest Level in 20 Years

Climate Central - In the last part of its most recent assessment, the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî found that over the decade from 2000-2010 emissions reached their highest point in human history and...

April 17, 2014 All the global reaction to the latest IPCC climate change report

Click Green - Stephanie Pfeifer, Chief Executive of the îInstitutional Investors Group on Climate Changeî, which represents 91 European investors worth â¬7.5 trillion, says: âThe IPCC reports leave no...

April 17, 2014 Interest rates may have to rise if good news keeps coming

Daily Telegraph - When David Cameron called on multinational corporations to âwake up and smell the coffeeâ over tax avoidance at last yearâs îWorld Economic Forumî in Davos, it wasnât hard to...

April 17, 2014 European shares hit by China drink sales drop

Fin24 - The eurozone Euro îSTOXXî 50 fell 0.3%. The FTSEurofirst 300 had surged on Wednesday after Chinese growth came in ahead of expectations. Even though beverage stocks suffered from lower Chinese demand, some...

April 17, 2014 Senate panel approves Oklahoma pension change

Charlotte Observer - OKLAHOMA CITY A plan to eliminate the traditional pension benefit for newly hired workers and replace it with a 401(k)-style retirement plan has cleared a Senate panel. The Senate Committee on Pensions voted...

April 17, 2014 Running low on hope

Socialist Worker - LAST MONTH, both the Pentagon and the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî of the United Nations issued projections of the long-term impact of hydrocarbon emissions. They could "slow down...

April 17, 2014 Political factors facing the fragile five

Money Marketing - îSchrodersî emerging markets economist Craig Botham believes Indonesiaâs election will be positive no matter who wins, even if there is a rise in short-term popularism to garner more votes. The...

April 17, 2014 What's next: Earnings and business reports due April 15-17 (Video)

The Business Journal - îThe Blackstone Groupî, Union Pacific, UnitedHealth Group. TUESDAY: Consumer Price Index (8:30am), Empire State Mfg Survey (8:30am), Redbook (8:55am), Treasury International Capital (9am),...

April 17, 2014 Cynical gaming of new delisting rule

Financial Times - Rohini Rathour, Sarasin & Partners; Robert Talbut, Royal London Asset Management; Councillor Quinn, Local Authority Pension Fund Forum; Frank Curtiss, RPMI Railpen; Leon Kamhi, îHermes Equity Ownership...

April 17, 2014 Chemical Financial Corporation Announces First Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call

The Wall Street Journal - Chemical Financial Corporation's common stock trades on The îNASDAQ Stock Marketî under the symbol CHFC and is one of the issues comprising The NASDAQ Global Select Market. More information...

April 17, 2014 Mayer aims to persuade Apple to choose Yahoo over Google - Re/code

7 News Yahoo - Reuters Marissa Mayer, Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo speaks during a session at the îWorld Economic Forumî (WEF) in Davos January 25, 2014. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc's Chief...

April 17, 2014 Goldman Feels The Heat

Forex Street - And Arthur Levitt - Where is he now' Can you say Policy Adviser at Goldman Sachs' (as well as îthe Carlyle Groupî and Bloomberg LP). He was SEC chair from 1993-2001 and has been hailed as the champion...

April 17, 2014 A Risk Analyst Explains Why Climate Change Risk Misperception Doesn’t Necessarily Matter

Source: NY Times

David Ropeik, the risk communication consultant and author of “How Risky is it, Really? Why Our Fears Don’t Always Match the Facts,” had some concerns about the way I characterized our “inconvenient minds” in my TEDx talk in...

April 17, 2014 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners in journalism and arts

Detroit Free Press - the Damascus Accident and the Illusion of Safety,â by îEric Schlosserî (The Penguin Press), a chilling history of the management of Americaâs nuclear arsenal, exploring the fateful...

April 17, 2014 Food Industry Alliance Publishes Toolkit for Reducing Food Waste

TMCnet.com - The Best Practices and Emerging Solutions Toolkit was produced by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA), a cross-sector industry initiative led by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), the îGrocery...

April 17, 2014 Moelis & Co. Prices IPO at $25

Hispanic Business - and the sale of Hilton to îThe Blackstone Groupî. Moelis' profit nearly doubled in 2013. The company earned net income of $70.2 million on revenue of $411.4 million, up 7 percent from the prior...

April 17, 2014 Weibo raises $286 million pricing shares at $17 apiece

Live Mint - The shares had been offered for $17 to $19 apiece. The Beijing-based companyâs shares will be listed on the îNasdaq Stock Marketî under the symbol WB. From the time Weibo first publicly filed for its...

April 17, 2014 PH presses bid to keep rice import controls

Inquirer - The Philippines has renewed its appeal to the îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) to allow Manila to keep its restrictions on rice imports. During the Council for Trade in Goods meeting in Geneva, Switzerland,...

April 17, 2014 Phil Isenberg Serves on PPIC Board

Indy Bay - (http://www.counterpunch.org/2008/07/22/bechtel-and-the-big-dig/) A îCorpWatchî report, "Profiting from Destruction," provides case studies from Bechtelâs history of operating in the water, nuclear,...

April 17, 2014 Zimbabwe: Water Woes Trigger Fears

AllAfrica - Gokwe â THE breakdown of boreholes in Nenyunga, Gokwe North, is posing a danger to villagers who are now sourcing water from unprotected sources. Headman Chawirira Dube said they were living in fear of...

April 17, 2014 Combine Solicitation - Solidworks Support

Hispanic Business - Simplified Acquisition Procedures will be utilized. In support of the scientific mission the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî, Materials Measurement Science Division is frequently...

April 17, 2014 FS Investment Corporation Goes Public

Seeking Alpha - In addition, GSO Capital Partners, the credit platform of îThe Blackstone Groupî and the parent of the investment sub-advisor and some of its affiliates, are considering purchasing up to $50 million in...

April 17, 2014 Are those M&Ms safe' Petition calls on Mars to remove the dye

Syracuse Post-Standard - A Change.org petition started by the Washington, D.C.,-based îCenter for Science in the Public Interestî is asking Mars, the company that owns M&Ms, to remove all of the artificial dyes...

April 17, 2014 adidas Details Progress on Supplier Audits, Sustainable Materials Use in 2013

sustainablebrands.com - The report also highlights progress on the company's goals for water, cotton and sustainable materials use: adidas says it has continued to be an active participant in the task forces of the...

April 17, 2014 Cash transfer of government subsidies starts; targets 20 districts across country

NDTV - New Delhi: The government's ambitious direct cash transfer of subsidies scheme is operational today. But, the first phase of the roll-out - which was meant to cover 51 districts and 34 welfare schemes - is being scaled...

April 17, 2014 Residents briefed on pollution at old Columbia Falls plant

KAJ18 - but those levels were below the Safe îWaterî Act's allowable limits. The site is eligible to be placed on the Superfund's National Priority List, but that is only one of several options. Both the Montana DEQ...

April 17, 2014 Climate change and desertification a threat to social stability - UN

Thomson Reuters Foundation - The îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) just released the last of its three reports on the status of Climate Change. The verdict' The threat of climate change is growing....

April 17, 2014 Sensex surges 294 points on global cues, healthy corporate earnings

The Hindu Business Line - Nifty, an impulsive movement, should become a selling opportunity for short-term traders.â European stocks were little changed, with the îStoxxî Europe 600 Index heading for a weekly...

April 17, 2014 King and Bank of America are big market movers

Associated Press - NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: The maker of the "Candy Crush" is partnering with China's...

April 17, 2014 Auto Association Petitions President Over New Wave Of Import Duty, Tax Waivers

Leadership - âOur members made a representation to the Nigeria Economic Summit team handling the preparation for the îWorld Economic forumî to be hosted in Nigeria in May 2014. We undertook to supply vehicles to...

April 17, 2014 Coulton Creek Capital Partners with Punch Bowl Social

northforkvue.com - Coulton Creek Capital, LLC, a Colorado-based private investment firm, is pleased to announce the îpreferred equityî financing of Punch Bowl Social Food & Drink â Austin, Texas. Coulton...

April 17, 2014 Misdiagnosed: Doc's mistakes affect 12 million a year

ArkLaTex - That's vital for patients, who should expect a correct diagnosis every time, said Lisa McGiffert, director of the Safe Patient Project run by îConsumers Unionî. "This is an important finding and validates...

April 17, 2014 East Bali Cashews Ramps up Social Impact with Launch of Early Learning Center

StreetInsider - KABUPATEN, Indonesia--(îBUSINESS WIREî)-- East Bali Cashews (EBC), a social enterprise ... from the companies who have the spirit and awareness to promote Bali, through îCSRî program."...

April 17, 2014 Water Polo Goalie Nails Game-Winner

The Post Game - If you watch îone waterî polo play all year, make it this one. In the final seconds of a recent game in Serbia, Red Star goalie Denis Sefik scored an amazing cross-pool goal. As you can see in the...

April 17, 2014 Big funds doubt new FTK will be fully introduced on 1 January

Investment Pensions Europe - However, neither Brouwer nor Jan Tamerus, chief actuary at îPGGMî, fiduciary manager for the healthworkersâ fund PFZW, said they could envisage how the rules could be cut up and...

April 17, 2014 PayEase Awarded eCommerce Cross-Border Payments License

CNBC - BEIJING, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The PRC îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî (SAFE) has issued the pilot Cross-Border Payment Licenses to 5 Beijing Payment Service Providers (PSP). The issuance of...

April 17, 2014 Consumer Groups Win Appeal to Reveal Company Doe

ABC News - Three consumer groups â Public Citizen, îConsumer Federation of Americaî and Consumers Union â appealed, challenging the seal on the court case. "Today's decision is a big victory both for the...

April 17, 2014 Processed Egg Recall Expanded

Occupational Health&Safety - USDA's îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî announced that Nutriom LLC, based in Lacey, Wash., has recalled an additional 82,884 pounds of processed egg product because of possible...

April 17, 2014 OMEGA COMMERCIAL FINANCE : MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATION (form 10-K)

4 Traders - The loans consist of senior debt loans, mezzanine or subordinated loans, îpreferred equityî, and other equity participation financing structures. Our operations are based primarily in Miami Beach, Florida....

April 17, 2014 IPCC presents assessment on measures to mitigate climate change

Eco-business - The îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC), the group of the world's leading climate change scientists established by the UN General Assembly and working under the auspices of the United...

April 17, 2014 Miami Herald: Climate change has arrived

Bradenton Herald - In case there was still any doubt, and there shouldn't be at this point, the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, a United Nations group of scientists, has made it official: Climate change...

April 17, 2014 Hogbin made COO at Martin Currie after Cannon exits

Investment Week - The decision to make him COO comes after a two-year stint in the job for Cannon, who joined Martin Currie in March 2012 from îSchrodersî where he had been head of derivatives. Hogbin will now be...

April 17, 2014 Calls for fossil fuel divestment continue to burn

Source: National Catholic Reporter

Swift action now will save much later. That was the consensus Sunday from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The third paper from the panel’s fifth assessment report outlined the mitigation scenarios...

April 17, 2014 'Science Guy' Bill Nye defends evolution vs. creationism

WHAS 11 - PETERSBURG, Ky. (AP) -- TV's "Science Guy" Bill Nye and the leader of a Kentucky museum who believes in creationism debated a question Tuesday that has nagged humankind: "How did we get here'" Ken Ham, the founder of...

April 17, 2014 Malawi Government officials including Presidential spokesman Steven Nhlane do not respond to press inquiries

The Marabi Post - The fallout from the corruption probe will damp investorsâ enthusiasm for Malawi, Charles Laurie, head of Africa research at Bath, U.K.-based risk consultancy îMaplecroftî, said in an e-mailed...

April 17, 2014 Carlyle : raises $698m for Africa

4 Traders - îThe Carlyle Groupî announced Wednesday that it had raised $698 million for its new Sub-Saharan Africa Fund, exceeding its initial target by 40 percent.According to the Group, the African Development Bank...

April 17, 2014 U.S. consumer groups win unsealing of lawsuit over infant death

The Business Insider - Three consumer advocacy groups - the îConsumer Federation of Americaî, Consumers Union and Public Citizen - sought to unseal records of the case and the identity of the manufacturer, but U.S....

April 17, 2014 Research and Markets Adds Report: Global Packaging Film Market Report - Forecasts & Opportunities to 2018 [Health & Beauty Close - Up]

TMCnet.com - By Geography -Competitive Landscape -Company Profiles -îAEPî Industries Inc -Amcor Limited -Ampac Holdings, LlC -Bemis Company -Berry Plastics Corp. -Charter Nex Films Inc -Dupont Teijin Films -Exopack...

April 17, 2014 Eliminate the Distractions - It Can Wait®

TMCnet.com - (î3BL Mediaî Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SOURCE: AT&T DESCRIPTION:Spring is in the air! After months of being cooped up indoors during polar vortex mayhem, excitement is in full bloom as we approach...

April 17, 2014 Give Us Back Our Data!

RealClear Politics - For starters, there are four sources for the table: the New York Stock Exchange; Dow Jones & Co.; Standard & Poor's Financial Services; and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî. Beginning with the...

April 17, 2014 La Caisse publishes its 2013 Annual Report

Financial Content - MONTREAL, April 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - La îCaisse de dépôt et placement du Québecî today released its 2013 Annual Report. Seek out and seize the best...

April 17, 2014 Ebola Outbreak Empties Hotels as West Africa Borders Closed

Businessweek - âThe extreme fear it provokes in populations means that local and regional businesses are already seeing disruption to operations,â Charles Laurie, head of Africa research at Bath, England-based risk...

April 17, 2014 Passaic River cleanup still a long way off

North Jersey - that the boroughâs drinking îwaterî supply needs to constantly be stripped of harmful chemicals, and that the îEPAî has identified three deep-pocketed companies â Eastman Kodak,...

April 17, 2014 Is your home's energy meter spying on you'

FOX News - âWe're obligated when we get these requests,â a spokesperson for îAmerican Electric Powerî said to the newspaper at the time. âThere's not an option to say no.â The subpoenas allow...

April 17, 2014 JFK Hotel Owner, LLC v. Hilton Hotels Corp.

New York Law Journal - In 2007, financial services firm îthe Blackstone Groupî purchased Hilton Hotel Corp. Plaintiff alleged that Blackstone subsequently caused DoubleTree to assign the franchise agreement to...

April 17, 2014 Wall Street investors form South Florida trade group

The Real Deal - Some of its founding members include Colony Capital, Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust, American Homes 4 Rent and a subsidiary of îthe Blackstone Groupî called Invitation Homes. Invitation has about...

April 17, 2014 Starbucks HQ relocation to UK 'will generate negligible tax revenue'

theguardian.com - At the îWorld Economic Forumî in Davos last year, David Cameron appeared give his backing to public outrage at Starbucks' aggressive tax treatments in the UK. He told an audience of business leaders:...

April 17, 2014 New Zealand tops social progress index, world's biggest economies trail

Yahoo News - LONDON, April 3 (îThomson Reutersî Foundation) - New Zealand came first in a global ... personal safety, access to information, îsustainabilityî, tolerance and inclusion and access to...

April 17, 2014 Nigerian military says most of abducted schoolgirls freed, eight still missing

Euronews - No one has claimed responsibility for the abduction or for the rush hour bomb blast on Abujaâs outskirts, which put the capital on alert around three weeks before the central city was due to host a high-profile...

April 17, 2014 Carlyle Group Closes Nearly $700M Sub-Saharan Africa Fund

Law 360 - Law360, New York (April 16, 2014, 1:44 PM ET) -- Washington, D.C.-headquartered alternative asset manager îThe Carlyle Groupî said on Wednesday that it has closed its Carlyle Sub-Saharan Africa Fund with a...

April 17, 2014 Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC Assigns 'MOR CS2' Commercial Mortgage Special Servicer Ranking For AEGON USA Realty Advisors, LLC

The Street - As of Dec. 31, 2013, AURA's active îspecial servicingî portfolio had an UPB of approximately $1.4 billion consisting of 166 assets, compared to an UPB of approximately $1.8 billion consisting of 173...

April 17, 2014 Submission open for the 2014 WASH Media Awards

Evironmental Expert - Prize winners will receive a cash award and the opportunity to participate in the îWorld Water Weekî in Stockholm â the worldâs leading water event 31 August - 5 September 2014 as...

April 17, 2014 AfDB a Cornerstone Investor in Major Private Equity Fund for Sub-Saharan Africa

AllAfrica - African Development Bank support for private equity investment in Africa recorded a major success on Wednesday, April 16, when îThe Carlyle Groupî announced it had raised $698 million for its new...

April 17, 2014 U.S. court: Companies can't litigate secretly to protect image

Thomson Reuters - Three consumer advocacy groups - the îConsumer Federation of Americaî, Consumers Union and Public Citizen - had sought to make the records public and reveal Company Doe's identity. Company Doe had...

April 17, 2014 New service contract begins June 1

Fremont News-Messenger - FREMONT â The contract for electric service for residential and business customers under Fremontâs Electric Aggregation Program with îAEPî Energy will end May 31. The city has...

April 17, 2014 Appeals court: Consumer case improperly sealed

Charlotte Observer - Three consumer advocacy groups â Public Citizen, îConsumer Federation of Americaî, and Consumers' Union â challenged the district court's secret proceedings. The appeals court agreed...

April 17, 2014 North American Development Bank Helps Fund Ventika Wind Farms

North American Windpower - Other investors include Cemex and Fisterra Energy, a private equity fund owned by îthe Blackstone Groupî. Acciona Energy recently announced that it will supply wind turbines to the projects,...

April 17, 2014 Poll finds Ohioans support renewable-energy mandates

The Business Journal - îAEPî) to increase alternative-energy use, including renewables like solar and wind, to 25 percent by 2025. Utilities must also increase energy efficiency by 22 percent by 2025. As Iâve...

April 17, 2014 Fitch Affirms JPMCC 2000-C10

Daily Herald - There are eight loans remaining in the pool, the second largest of which is defeased (15.4%). None of the remaining loans are in îspecial servicingî or considered a Fitch Loan of Concern. Six loans...

April 17, 2014 Multi-discipline student team wins entry in

KY Forward - NKUâs îWaterî Quality Pro app could potentially boost the îEPAîâs efforts to monitor our nationâs rivers and streams with the help of local citizen scientists. Five of the...

April 17, 2014 Malawi Treasury-Bill Boom Imperiled by Donor Bust: Africa Credit

Businessweek - The fallout from the corruption probe will damp investorsâ enthusiasm for Malawi, Charles Laurie, head of Africa research at Bath, U.K.-based risk consultancy îMaplecroftî, said in an e-mailed...

April 17, 2014 Dutch pension fund APG invests $50M to raise stake in Lemon Tree Hotels

VC Circle - Keswani indicated that the firm is eyeing an IPO in the next two years. APG manages Netherlandâs largest and worldâs third largest pension fund îStichting Pensioenfondsî ABP. Lemon Tree was its...

April 17, 2014 Yamana, Agnico reach C$3.9 billion deal with Osisko to thwart Goldcorp takeover bid

Thomson Reuters - and îCaisse de depot et placement du Quebecî. "In our opinion the complexity of this new offer is far less than that of the previously announced Yamana partnership, and we believe this new bid will...

April 17, 2014 Why Are 20 Far-Away States Trying To Block The Cleanup Of The Chesapeake Bay'

Think Progress - That comes down to the interests of one powerful entity: the U.S. agriculture industry. When the îEPAî enacted its latest cleanup plan, the Chesapeake Bay Clean îWaterî Blueprint, in...

April 17, 2014 Bain, Carlyle among bidders for StanChart's HK consumer unit - sources

4 Traders - (Reuters) - Private equity firms Bain Capital and Carlyle Group (>> îThe Carlyle Groupî LP) are among first round bidders for Standard Chartered's (>> Standard Chartered PLC) Hong Kong consumer...

April 17, 2014 Fitch Downgrades Two Distressed Classes of GMAC 2002-C3

Financial Content - The pool is extremely concentrated with eight loans remaining, of which the four largest loans (86.7% of pool) were in îspecial servicingî as of the April 2014 remittance report. One loan (4.8%)...

April 17, 2014 European expert accuse Egypt of Hiding Report on Ethiopia Dam

Somalilandpress - Dr. Ana Cascao of the îStockholm International Water Instituteî (SIWI) said Cairo might have kept the final report of the Tripartite International Panel of Experts on Ethiopiaâs $4 billion dam...

April 17, 2014 Consumer Reports evaluates best toilet papers

Abc Local Web - Consumer Reports is published by îConsumers Unionî. Both Consumer Reports and îConsumers Unionî are not-for-profit organizations that accept no advertising. Neither has any commercial...

April 17, 2014 Science, threats to bees and colony collapse disorder

Source: SF Gate

Almonds need honeybees for pollination, but bees that do the work face multiple threats. Properly identifying and addressing the risks is vital for commercial beekeepers, growers who operate this $4 billion-a-year California...

April 17, 2014 FSIS lists pathogen test kits

MeatPoultry.com - WASHINGTON â The USDA's îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî released a list of foodborne pathogen test kits validated by independent organizations. FSIS noted the list is solely for...

April 17, 2014 A dose of pension fund reality

HB Independent - They bit the bullet again at an April 7 study session, where they learned how much the city's contributions to the California Public Employees' Retirement System (îCalPERSî) will increase over three...

April 17, 2014 Maine Association of Retirees, et al v. Board of Trustees of the Maine, et al

site.law360.com - A group of former public employees and schoolteachers in Maine on Wednesday urged the First Circuit to revive their class action against the state alleging that changes made to its pension law substantially cut...

April 17, 2014 Ashland Inc. to report second-quarter financial results after NYSE closes on April 30 and host webcast with investors at 9 a.m. EDT, May 1

Investors Business Daily - About Ashland Inc. In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for...

April 17, 2014 Supreme Court case could test future of broadcast TV

The Times Herald - Aereo won't disclose the size of its subscriber base. By contrast, îConsumers Unionî notes in its Supreme Court brief, "the personal recording and portability that Aereo's technology offers for $8...

April 17, 2014 Modesto teachers to meet as vote looms on split from statewide union

Insurance News Net - The arrangement has allowed the individual to continue to accrue retirement credit under the California State Teachers Retirement System, better known as îCalSTRSî. For 22 years, the local has...

April 17, 2014 East African honeybees are safe from invasive pests … for now

Source: Penn State University

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Several parasites and pathogens that devastate honeybees in Europe, Asia and the United States are spreading across East Africa, but do not appear to be impacting native honeybee populations at this time,...

April 17, 2014 Interview: China's economy slowing down, but stable with strong basis

Xinhua News Agency - Daniel Gros, director of the îCenter for European Policy Studiesî (CEPS), told Xinhua. While saying that the external risks such like U.S. tapering bond-purchase program to end "cheap money era",...

April 17, 2014 Sabre IPO Priced Below Expectations

news.morningstar.com - Sabre is scheduled to open on the îNasdaq Stock Marketî Thursday under the symbol "SABR." Morgan Stanley is leading the offering with Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Bank of America Merrill Lynch and...

April 17, 2014 Why Johnson & Johnson Can Be Prescribed For Most Investors

Seeking Alpha - The company signed a definitive agreement to sell its Ortho Clinical Diagnostics division to îthe Carlyle Groupî around midyear. This will cause a 10-15 cent per share profit loss. Nonetheless, the...

April 17, 2014 Byron York: Christie delivers hard truths

Jackson Clarion-Ledger - Christie had to trim îpensions and benefitsî to put îNewî îJerseyî on a sound fiscal footing. Obviously, the unions were unhappy. They booed when Christie met them ......

April 17, 2014 Russian Invasion Would Spark Broader EU Sanctions, Martonyi Says

Businessweek - Around 80 percent of Hungaryâs gas comes from Russia, Martonyi said at the îCenter for European Policy Studiesî in Brussels today, and gas accounted for about 40 percent of Hungaryâs total...

April 17, 2014 The Democratizing Power of Crowdfunding and the JOBS Act

The Huffington Post - Opening investment to smart but unaccredited investors (who are usually hungrier and more critical than the typical semi-retired îCALPERSî suits), promotes the price discovery process on which...

April 17, 2014 Osisko Mining strikes stock-and-cash deal with Yamana Gold

Montreal Gazette - Only about half of the cash will come directly from Yamana. The rest will come from the CPP Investment Board and the îCaisse de depot et placement du Quebecî. The deal will require approval by a...

April 17, 2014 The ABCs Of Aereo: What Is Aereo And Why Are Broadcasters Taking It To The Supreme Court'

Deadline Hollywood - Q: Who supports Aereo' A: The American Cable Association, Computer and Communications Industry Association, Consumer Electronics Association, Consumer Federation of America, îConsumers Unionî,...

April 17, 2014 Bank of New York Mellon : BNY Mellon : is Top Fund of Hedge Funds Administrator in Two New Industry Surveys

4 Traders - 2d ago BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON: BNY Mellon : takes top honours amongst peers in 2014 R.. 2d ago BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON: BNY Mellon : appointed as AIFMD depositary by îPGGMî Ver.. > 1862

April 17, 2014 Libya Goes Head to Head with SocGen in $1.5 Billion Lawsuit

Think Africa Press - The îLibyan Investment Authorityî (LIA) has filed a $1.5 billion lawsuit against Société Générale (SocGen), claiming the French investment bank...

April 17, 2014 Real Estate Platform iFunder Adds Former New York Governor as Director of Community

crowdfundinsider.com - iFunding specializes in îpreferred equityî investments and directly oversees each deal throughout its lifespan, to deliver what the company believes is the industryâs most attractive mix...

April 17, 2014 Future Fund takes big step for corporate governance

top1000funds.com - Hagart joins the Future Fund from consultancy îonValuesî, a Switzerland-based firm that combines traditional investment analysis with knowledge of environmental, social and governance drivers. His...

April 17, 2014 Working Towards Healthier Latino Communities

The White House President Barack Obama - îEPAî and NHMAâs goals of protecting our environment and public health are aligned. In fact, they are joined at the hip. Our future and the future of our children depend...

April 17, 2014 'Company Doe' might finally be unmasked, and that's a win for consumers

Consumer Reports - The district court judge had allowed the corporation to be known only as Company Doe. îConsumers Unionî, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, along with Public Citizen and the Consumer...

April 17, 2014 FDA hosts summit, seeks public comment on health IT framework

EHR Intelligence - In order to give industry stakeholders an opportunity to comment on the framework, the FDA, ONC, and FCC will be hosting a public workshop May 12 through 15 at the îNational Institute of Standards and...

April 17, 2014 Abu Dhabi's Mubadala sees tripling of net profit in 2013

Arabian Business - It had made a loss of 1.39 billion dirhams in the previous year. Unlike other regional sovereign wealth funds such as îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî (ADIA) and Qatar Investment Authority (QIA),...

April 17, 2014 Lego Food Factor - Clickety-click. Yum!

Soo Today - SAULT STE. MARIE, ON - (November 21, 2011) - A number of youth, ages 9 to 14, from Sault Ste. Marie and area are among the record 171,000 children around the world who have risen to the 2011 FIRST®...

April 17, 2014 Play therapy is helping children cope with trauma

4 KTIV Siouxland's News channel - Text messaging, phone calls and social media are just a few ways we use words to communicate thoughts and feelings. However, before we learned how to express ourselves using words, we...

April 17, 2014 How technology can fix 6 big problems of India

The Economic Times - Note: Numbers used in graphics have been drawn from the îWorld Bank, Waterî Resources Group, BP Energy Outlook, World Energy Outlook, the National Skill Development Corporation, The Energy and...

April 17, 2014 A.M. Best Upgrades Rating of 321 Henderson Receivables V LLC

Market Watch - OLDWICK, N.J., Apr 16, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A.M. Best has upgraded the debt rating to âbbâ from âbb-â on the $4,695,000 Class B 10.00% Fixed Rate Asset Backed Notes, Series 2008-3 and...

April 17, 2014 ARCADIS : announces appointment of new Chairman for its Supervisory Board

4 Traders - 2d ago ARCADIS: joins îWorld Business Council for Sustainable Developmentî 4d ago ARCADIS: joins îWorld Business Council for Sustainable Developmentî 5d ago ARCADIS: appoints Carolien Gehrels...

April 17, 2014 Sol Inc. Installs Commercial Solar Outdoor Lighting at Trails Around the Country

KSLA 12 - PALM CITY, Fla., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sol Inc. has announced that it recently completed the installation of commercial solar outdoor lights along the Maria Ygnacia Creek Trail, a 3.22-mile path in Goleta,...

April 17, 2014 Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide

Gulf News - îUnited Nationsî: The diplomat who was president of the UN Security Council in April 1994 apologised on Wednesday for the councilâs refusal to recognise that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and...

April 17, 2014 Vermont Senate passes GMO food-labeling law

Bangor Daily News - But GMO crop developers such as Monsanto, and their backers say genetically modified crops, also referred to as biotech crops, have been proven to be safe. âThis debate isnât about food...

April 17, 2014 Sao Paulo Warned to Take Steps to Avoid World Cup Water Shortage

Bloomberg - The îWorld Water Councilî is warning Sao Paulo, Brazilâs biggest city, to take emergency measures to conserve water as the region reels from a record drought or risk supply shortages during the World...

April 17, 2014 A.M. Best Changes Financial Strength Rating to 'A++' for ACE's Core North American P&C Companies

Insurance News Net - ACE Group announced that A.M. Best has upgraded the financial strength rating to "A++" (Superior) for ACE's core North American property and casualty insurance and reinsurance companies. According to a...

April 17, 2014 China rebuts US currency 'concerns'

The Global Times - The îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî (SAFE) and the PBC could not be reached for comment by press time. SAFE explained in a statement on its website in late February that the yuan's recent...

April 17, 2014 U.S. Participation in the Arria Formula Meeting of the UN Security Council on Human Rights in North Korea

MENAFN - Apr 17, 2014 (Menafn - M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --U.S. Permanent Representative to the îUnited Nationsî Samantha Power will engage in interactive discussion on behalf of the United States in the Arria formula...

April 17, 2014 Shareholders Seek Removal of Duke Board Members

Environmental Leader - The California Public Employeesâ Retirement System and the îNew York City Pensionî Funds are urging fellow shareholders in Duke Energy not re-elect four members of the companyâs...

April 17, 2014 Hundreds of Mo. businesses voice support for statewide LGBT protections

LGBTQ Nation - This week, Express Scripts, Inc. joined fellow Missouri-based Fortune 500 Company îMonsantoî in calling on the Legislature to pass LGBT workplace protections. Other Fortune 500 companies who have a...

April 17, 2014 Trait by trait, plant scientists swiftly weed out bad seeds through marker-assisted breeding

Washington Post - Woodland, Calif. â Alan Krivanek, a tomato breeder for Monsanto, dons a white protective suit, wipes his feet on a mat of disinfectant and enters a greenhouse to survey 80,000 seedlings. He is armed with a...

April 17, 2014 China's currency conundrum

China - As a result of policymakers' heavy focus on the exchange rate, China's îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî has now accumulated more than $4 trillion in reserves â far exceeding the amount needed...

April 17, 2014 Biggest LBO Demise Poised to Put Oncor in Play: Real M&A

Bloomberg - îAmerican Electric Powerî, CenterPoint and Xcel Energy (XEL), all of which own regulated utilities in Texas, could become more efficient and potentially more profitable through a purchase of nearby Oncor,...

April 17, 2014 Australian, Thai journalists to face court on Thai navy defamation charges

Yahoo News - A criminal defamation case against two journalists in Thailand, including an Australian, is set to begin today, despite calls from the îUnited Nationsî for the charges to be dropped.Alan Morison and his...

April 17, 2014 Roche call for US approval for DNA cervical cancer test opposed

South China Morning Post - The letter is signed by 17 patient advocacy groups, including the îConsumers Unionî, the Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health. Chief among the...

April 17, 2014 Composite Interest Rate: End of March 2014

7th Space - Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The following is issued on behalf of the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî: The îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî (HKMA) announced today (April 17) the composite interest rate at...

April 17, 2014 Alesch, Robert Anthony

Madison - MADISON - Robert Anthony Alesch, age 86, passed away peacefully at Agrace HospiceCare on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. He was born June 7, 1927, in Rockford, Ill., the son of Anthony and Bertha (Berry) Alesch. He grew up in...

April 17, 2014 Is a global wealth tax the key to reducing income inequality?

Source: Washington Post

Does 39.6 percent, which is today’s top marginal tax rate, sound like the optimal top marginal tax rate to you? No? How about 80 percent? Not that either? Well, if you’re concerned about reducing income inequality in the United...

April 17, 2014 WA has a 'lot to lose'

Business Spectator - The group â an alliance of the Carbon Markets Investors Association, the Climate Institute, the îInvestor Group on Climate Changeî and the WWF â said the state's long term economic...

April 17, 2014 Maine Farmer to Speak at United Nations on International Mother Earth Day

Common Dreams - OSGATA gained world notoriety in its role as lead plaintiff in the landmark federal lawsuit, OSGATA et al v. îMonsantoî, filed in March 2011. Farmer-plaintiffs sought both to challenge the validity of...

April 17, 2014 Kimco Realty First Quarter 2014 Transaction Activity Exceeds $500M; Company Continues to Simplify and Upgrade Its Portfolio

Financial Content - 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...

April 17, 2014 Community to receive training to help traumatised children

Channel News Asia - The programme, expected to benefit 1,920 children and their caregivers, is a collaboration between KK Women's and Children's Hospital and îTemasekî îHoldingsî' philanthropic arm,...

April 17, 2014 UN Official: Situation in E.Ukraine Risks Destabilizing Entire Country

malaysiasun.com - îUNITED NATIONSî '' A senior U.N. human rights official warned Wednesday that if the situation in eastern Ukraine is not quickly addressed, it "risks seriously destabilizing" the entire country....

April 17, 2014 Storebrand ASA : Detailed guidelines on implementation of new mortality tables

4 Traders - Step up plans can have a maximum duration of seven years (up until 2020). Applications to be approved by Finanstilsynet. The reserves may be funded with excess return in customer portfolios. Surplus return in one...

April 17, 2014 A.M. Best Places Ratings of Colorado Choice Health Plans Under Review With Negative Implications

4 Traders - A.M. Best has placed under review with negative implications the financial strength rating of B+ (Good) and issuer credit rating of âbbb-â of Colorado Choice Health Plans (Colorado Choice) (Alamosa, CO)....

April 17, 2014 ING (L) Patrimonial First Cl Multi Asset I Cap EUR

City Wire - He then worked at NIB Capital and îPGGMî Investments before joining ING in 2007 where he is currently a portfolio manager. Outside of fund management Ewout enjoys mountain hiking and cycling. > 1862

April 17, 2014 New law requires local towns to fund GSA teacher retirement costs

The Weekly Packet - The new law, enacted in 2013 to amend §17154 of Title 5 of the Maine Revised Statutes, requires public school administrative units to pay full teacher retirement costs for private schools who...

April 17, 2014 2 Hedge Fund Titans Agree to Buy the Milwaukee Bucks

Deal Book - Two Wall Street bigwigs, Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens, have a taste for îdistressed assetsî. So the Milwaukee Bucks, the basketball team that currently holds the worst record in the N.B.A., is right up...

April 17, 2014 Uganda for global transparency measures on oil

New Vision - Uganda is set to apply for îExtractive Industries Transparency Initiativeî (EITI) in order to promote good governance and management as they build the oil industry, according to Peter Lokeris, the State...

April 17, 2014 Federated Investors : Announces Changes to Fixed-Income Funds

4 Traders - responsible for research and competitive analysis in the domestic fixed-income area concentrating on high-grade corporate and îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî. He previously worked at Riggs Capital...

April 17, 2014 Malawi: Kalondolondo Rates Mangochi Highly in PWP

AllAfrica - Mangochi â Programmes Manager for Kalondolondo, Jephter Mwanza has hailed Mangochi District Council for demonstrating commitment through transparency and îaccountabilityî in the execution of public...

April 17, 2014 Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Maintains Standard & Poor's Credit Rating of "A"

Insurance News Net - "îStandard and Poor'sî affirmation of our 'A' credit rating demonstrates our commitment to our members and is one reason why 3.7 million members have trusted Horizon for their health insurance...

April 17, 2014 Zavanna, investment Co. form River Bend Oil & Gas for Bakken

The Bakken Magazine - The two companies first started working together in June 2013 when GSO provided $200 million in îpreferred equityî to the partnership. Since then, the two companies have already closed on 30...

April 17, 2014 Fitch: China 1Q GDP In Line With Forecast; Rebalancing Still Key

Reuters - (The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, April 17 (Fitch) Slower Chinese economic growth in the first quarter of 2014 is in line with our forecast that real GDP growth will slow to 7%-7.5%...

April 17, 2014 NPLs growing in Kazakhstan regardless of measures to reduce the figure: Fitch Ratings

en.tengrinews.kz - Money to be allocated out of the National Oil Fund accumulating windfall oil revenues will be only provided to banks taking obligations to reduce the share of NPLs in their loan portfolios, Newskaz.ru reports,...

April 17, 2014 Common Core State Standards Assessments

Center for American Progress - When tied with consequential îaccountabilityî, the CCSS and assessments can lead to improved instruction and, subsequently, improved student learning. This theory of change is...

April 17, 2014 The Spivey Building: East St. Louis' First and Only Skyscraper

Riverfront Times Blogs - East St. Louis' leadership proved more lax and accommodating than those west of the river, allowing robber barons to found independent towns such as National City, Alorton and îMonsantoî...

April 17, 2014 City proposes tax hike, pay raises

Times Union - This leaves $1.7 million in the reserve funds. It's also taking $200,000 from its îpension reserve fundî for the budget, leaving $200,000 in its account. The water fund spending will rise by 1.8 percent...

April 17, 2014 Yatra.com raises Rs 140 cr in funding

The Hindu - 140 crore in a funding round led by new investors â technology venture capital fund IDG Ventures India, and Vertex Venture îHoldingsî, a wholly-owned subsidiary of îTemasekî...

April 17, 2014 Gov. Quinn reveals more themes behind his 'clash of values' re-election campaign

Peoria Journal Star - CHICAGOâ Gov. Pat Quinn has raised questions about his Republican rival's ethics in business dealings during a gubernatorial re-election bid that's expected to be one of the toughest and most expensive...

April 17, 2014 Dengue outbreak at Australian detention centre sparks fresh concerns

Gulf News - Sydney: An outbreak of dengue fever at an Australian refugee detention centre in the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru sparked calls on Thursday for greater oversight at the facility, which has been criticised by...

April 17, 2014 Rwandan genocide: Security Council told failure of political will led to cascade of human tragedy'

MENAFN - Apr 17, 2014 (Menafn - M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --The Security Council today marked the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide by calling on all countries to recommit to prevent and fight such serious crimes, as a...

April 17, 2014 Local college commencement ceremonies set

Sun Gazette - The eighth comptroller general of the U.S., head of the U.S. Government îAccountabilityî Office and a 1973 Lycoming College graduate, Gene L. Dodaro, will speak at Lycoming College's commencement...

April 17, 2014 Fitch Upgrades One Distressed Class of DLJCM 1999-CG3

StreetInsider - There are five loans remaining, two of which are defeased (32.7%) and one is in îspecial servicingî (5.7%). The two performing loans (61.6% of the pool) are low leveraged, fully amortizing and are...

April 17, 2014 Orlando Healthy Food Examiner

Examiner - Ancient diets of humans, agricultural practices and their significance to the sustainability of civilizations. îMonsantoî and genetically-modified food industries and their ambition to control agriculture...

April 17, 2014 Probes target Centinela Valley school district superintendent's pay

Los Angeles Times - Arturo Delgado wrote that his office had been notified of a review by the California Public Employees' Retirement System. îCalPERSî did not respond to a request for information. Fernandez's 2013...

April 17, 2014 Hankook Tire Worldwide : Fitch Rates Clarksville, TN's GOs 'AA'; Outlook Stable

4 Traders - îFitch Ratingsî has assigned a rating of 'AA' to the following general obligation (GO) bonds to be issued by the city of Clarksville, Tennessee (the city): --$9.65 million GO public improvement bonds,...

April 17, 2014 RPT-Fitch Affirms China Life at IFS 'A+'; Outlook Stable

Reuters Group PLC - îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed China Life Insurance Company Limited's (China Life) Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) Rating at 'A+'. The Outlook is Stable. KEY RATING DRIVERS The rating reflects China...

April 17, 2014 UN Chief Urges Swift, Bold Actions on Climate Change

Silicon India - îUNITED NATIONSî: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged all countries to act swiftly and boldly to limit global warming as greenhouse gas emissions across the world continue to rise at an accelerated...

April 17, 2014 Bank Watch roundup: Coal to again be an issue at Bank of America annual meeting

Hispanic Business - and îInterfaithî îCenterî on îCorporateî îResponsibilityî sent a letter to shareholders this week warning of risks it feels such loans represent to the long-term...

April 17, 2014 Proposed Sheriff's Office budget trims almost $500K

The Jackson Sun - Transparency, input and îaccountabilityî went into making the 2014-15 proposed budget for the Madison County Sheriffâs Office, which wasnât the case during previous years, some county...

April 17, 2014 HKMA boss coins in $9.97m salary

The Standard - The salary of îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî chief remains the highest among global central bankers, totaling HK$9.97 million last year. Norman Chan Tak-lam, chief executive of Hong Kong's de facto...

April 17, 2014 HK's composite interest rate up to 0.41 pct

Xinhua News Agency - HONG KONG, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong's composite interest rate increased slightly to 0.41 percent at the end of March 2014, from 0.37 percent at the end of February 2014, the îHong Kong Monetary...

April 17, 2014 On tap today in the capital

Tallahassee Democrat - SENATE AND HOUSE CONSIDER RETIREMENT CHANGES: The Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee and the House Appropriations Committee will consider similar proposals (SB 1114 and HB 7173) that...

April 17, 2014 A Generational Shift in Teaching Accounting and Ethics

Source: Thin Difference

Thanks to a connection from Barbara Kimmel with Trust Across America – Trust Around the World, I had an opportunity to work with Curtis C. Verschoor, an author, researcher, speaker and more, on an article about generational...

April 17, 2014 Abu Dhabi's Mubadala 2013 profit jumps on financial investments

Thomson Reuters - It had made a loss of 1.39 billion dirhams in the previous year. Unlike other regional sovereign wealth funds such as îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî (ADIA) and Qatar Investment Authority (QIA),...

April 17, 2014 A New Daisy Chain' U.S., Europe, China

Seeking Alpha - They are what we want to discuss here. In particular, what has captured our attention are reports of Chinese investors buying US commercial real estate and US investors buying îdistressed assetsî in...

April 17, 2014 ETFs To Watch On Tesla Motors Inc Volatility

ETF Daily News - However, the ETF has been losing lately and is down around 7% over the past one month. NASDAQ îClean Edgeî Green Energy Index Fund (NASDAQ:QCLN) The fund tracks the NASDAQ îClean Edgeî...

April 17, 2014 Originators: Hotel debt volumes rising

Hotel News Now - He said Natixis is also beginning to aggregate collateral for floating-rate îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî deals. âThis opens up a whole new world for the product, and it also increases...

April 17, 2014 Sprint CEO Hesse's compensation balloons from $11M in 2012 to $49M in 2013

Source: Fierce Wireless

In 2013 Sprint (NYSE: S) CEO Dan Hesse had probably his busiest year at the helm of the carrier since he came on board in late 2007, and the company handsomely rewarded him for his efforts. Hesse scored a total compensation...

April 17, 2014 Moody : downgrades Zhong An Real Estate to B3

4 Traders - Zhong An Real Estate Limited's (00672) corporate family rating to B3 from B2. At the same time, îMoody'sî has changed the outlook of the rating to stable from negative. "The downgrade has been prompted by...

April 17, 2014 Duke Energy : to announce first quarter earnings on May 7

4 Traders - 2d ago DJ DUKE ENERGY: îCalpersî, Pension Fund Oppose Re-election of Four Duke Board Member.. 4d ago DUKE ENERGY: Offers Warm Weather Energy Efficiency Information and Safety Remin.. 6d ago DUKE ENERGY:...

April 17, 2014 Hong Kong to issue sukuk of up to $1 billion after summer

Thomson Reuters - A report by the territory's Legislative Council indicated the size would be around $500 million. But a spokesperson for the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî, responding in an email on Tuesday to...

April 17, 2014 FXCM : to Offer Offshore RMB Trading to its Global Client Base

4 Traders - CNH is an offshore version of the RMB introduced by the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî and People's Bank of China which allows investors outside of mainland China to gain exposure to the RMB. Clients will...

April 17, 2014 Islamic finance conference in Hong Kong to increase awareness of sukuk

MIS Asia - The conference was jointly organised by the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî and Bank Negara Malaysia. With the aim of increasing awareness and interest in using sukuk as a viable financing and investment...

April 17, 2014 Thai Clearing House discloses its practice standard prescribed by PFMI

Thailand Press Release News - The disclosure is in... Fitch Affirms Noble Groups Guaranteed Bonds at AAA(tha) îFitch Ratingsî (Thailand) Limited has affirmed Noble Group Limitedâs (Noble; BBB-/Stable) THB2.85bn...

April 17, 2014 A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Highmark Inc. and Its Subsidiaries

TMCnet.com - A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength ratings (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of "a-" of Highmark Inc. (Highmark), Keystone Health Plan West, Inc., HM Health Insurance Company and...

April 17, 2014 Nifty struggles below 6750; United Spirits up 12%

Money Control - 11:20 am Outlook: The direction and pace of policy reforms in India, more than which political party takes control after elections, will have a bearing on the sovereign rating, said îStandard and...

April 17, 2014 'India's ratings to depend on new govt policies'

Hindustan Times - îStandard and Poor'sî may upgrade India's outlook if the government that is elected next month addresses some of the country's fiscal and economic challenges through steps such as passing a goods and...

April 17, 2014 Eighteen CSOs to get $2m for oil & gas advocacy

Spy Ghana - Eighteen Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), including seven community-based organizations, have been awarded a total of grant of $2,000,000 to undertake various advocacy initiatives aimed at promoting transparency...

April 17, 2014 S&P: India's ratings to depend on next government's economic, fiscal policies

Economic Times - MUMBAI: îStandard and Poor'sî may upgrade India's outlook if the government that is elected next month addresses some of the country's fiscal and economic challenges through steps such as passing a...

April 17, 2014 Singapore Airlines taps F1 group for race sponsorship

Manila Bulletin - Singapore Airlines is 56% owned by Singapore state investment firm îTemasekî îHoldingsî. The contract for the race between the Formula One Group and the Singaporean government was renewed...

April 17, 2014 Reserve Releases, Once a Big Boost to Bank Earnings, May Near an End

Wall Street Journal - Until now, âtheyâve had a lot of help,â said Justin Fuller, a îFitch Ratingsî analyst. âNow itâs going to be blocking and tackling to drive future earnings.â...

April 17, 2014 SpiceJet COO, Sanjiv Kapoor to take over as its CEO

Travel Biz Monitor - London-based Kapoor is the former CEO of Bangladeshâs GMG Airlines and has worked with Northwest Airlines, Bain and Co., îTemasekî îHoldingsî Pvt. Ltd and Boston Consulting...

April 17, 2014 USD/CNH: Chinese Yuan Depreciation to Blame on Gold Selloff'

Forex Street - Note: USD/CNH vs. USD/CNY âCNH is an offshore version of the RMB introduced by the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî and People's Bank of China which allows investors outside of mainland China to...

April 17, 2014 Crown defends pursuing circumstantial case

Winnipeg Free Press - Was it a weak murder case where public îaccountabilityî required Manitoba prosecutors to put a dad on trial for the death of his foster son' Or was it something more concerning -- a case of...

April 17, 2014 National Agricultural Development : NADEC logs 11% profit growth in Q1

4 Traders - 02/26 NADEC rated 'Overweight' by Albilad Capital 02/13 NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT CO: NADEC board recommends capital top-up 01/23 NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT CO: îIstithmarî Capital: NADEC Q4...

April 17, 2014 All is set to regularise the Ghanaian petroleum sector

Spy Ghana - The Energy Minister stressed that government was committed to strengthening other state institutions and build the capacity of personnel in the petroleum sector to ensure transparency and îaccountabilityî....

April 17, 2014 Job fair helps RI Arsenal workers look to future

Quad-Cities Times - Since then, she said education providers have been added. Among participants were Alcoa, Deere & Co., Hy-Vee, Kraft Foods, Mediacom, îMonsantoî, St. Ambrose University, Tri-City Electric, the...

April 17, 2014 Earth Day 2014

Source: Portland Tribune

Our orbiting rock gets its own celebration — a birthday, of sorts, although Earth Day doesn’t have roots in the Big Bang. Environmentally conscious folks are behind Earth Day, which lands on April 22 every year (Tuesday, this...

April 17, 2014 Lucic, Neely share beaten path

South Coast Today - Lucic has played his entire seven-year career under coach Claude Julien, who grounded his club in a "play for one another" philosophy that began with loyalty and îaccountabilityî and was then...

April 17, 2014 New Study Shows Kenya`s Shift to Green Economy Should Generate $45 Billion by 2030, Build Climate Resilience and Boost Food Security

Evironmental Expert - The study was conducted by the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) with support of the US-based Millennium Institute and input from the îInternational Institute for...

April 17, 2014 Portugal sells 1.25 bn euros treasuries ahead of bailout exit

MENAFN - Last week the îFitch ratingsî agency raised the outlook on Portugal's BB rating from "positive", raising the prospect it may soon rejoin investment-grade ranks. Yet the relatively low demand for the...

April 17, 2014 Elisa selects Alcatel-Lucent's most advanced IP core routing technology to meet Finland's ever-expanding need for broadband capacity

Broadway World - We have also been recognized for innovation in sustainability, being named Industry Group Leader in the Technology Hardware & Equipment sector in the 2013 îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Indices...

April 17, 2014 Comcast to disclose political spending; Silicon Valley bosses like TWC acquisition

Fierce Cable - The disclosure is part of an agreement with one of the company's larger shareholders, the îNew York State Common Retirement Fundî, which owns almost 8 million shares or about 1 percent of outstanding...

April 17, 2014 Bank of America forecasts increase in Middle East M&A deals

The National - âWe expect them to continue looking at the US and also seek opportunities in Asia.â The îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî (ADIA), among the worldâs largest sovereign wealth funds,...

April 17, 2014 Balboa Capital Announces Completion of $152 Million Securitization

StreetInsider - The placement agent of notes was Guggenheim Securities, and the transaction was rated by both îStandard and Poor'sî and DBRS. David Chiurrazi, Chief Financial Officer at Balboa Capital said, "We are...

April 17, 2014 Oops, he did it again: Stephen Poloz knocks down the loonie

Globe and Mail - The îCanadian Pension Plan Investment Boardî announced today it has struck a deal to sell the company to Johnson Controls Inc. for about $1.6-billion (U.S.), having purchased it for $1.1-billion from...

April 17, 2014 HKMA steps up scrutiny of banks' risk controls

The Global Times - The îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî (HKMA) is stepping up its supervision of Hong-Kong-based banks' credit risk management by asking them to show stable funding requirements and agree to regular...

April 17, 2014 Voya Financial : The Teachers' Retirement Board Chooses ING U.S. as Recordkeeper

4 Traders - According to a release, Pension2 is the defined contribution part of the îCalSTRSî hybrid retirement system that also includes the traditional defined benefit pension and the defined benefit supplement,...

April 17, 2014 The Bees' Burden: why bees need our help and we need the help of bees

Source: Greenpeace

Bees are considered to be the “queens of biodiversity” but bee populations continue to decline as a result of a broken industrial agricultural system which intensively uses chemicals and large monoculture plantations -- a system...

April 17, 2014 Boko Haram: A bloody insurgency, a growing challenge

CNN - Some were pregnant or had children while others had been forcibly converted to Islam and married off to their kidnappers. In 2011, a Boko Haram suicide attack on the îUnited Nationsî building in Abuja killed at...

April 17, 2014 Abu Dhabi fund get involved in Spire sale process

Health Investor - The îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî (AIDA) is supporting private equity firm CVC Capital Partnersâs application in the tendering process, according to Sky News. Earlier this year,...

April 17, 2014 Contango spots the trends

The Australian - In îAustraliaî we also have franking, which provides an additional incentive to invest in companies with franked dividends. You are on the board of the îfuture fundî' What is its...

April 17, 2014 Commentary: The recent growth of six-figure pensions

Daily Pilot - This installment will discuss Costa Mesa's $100,000 pensions, their recent growth, the benefits paid to the retiree, the cost to fund the pension, and possible taxpayer exposure should îCalPERSî...

April 17, 2014 Govt used close to maximum allowed returns on reserves

AsiaOne - These are net assets managed by the sovereign wealth fund GIC, the Monetary Authority of Singapore and îTemasekî îHoldingsî. Mr Tharman, who is also Deputy Prime Minister, said the Government...

April 17, 2014 Loffler Companies Honored with 2014 Konica Minolta Pro-tech Award

StreetInsider - In 2012, Konica Minolta received "Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year" recognition from BLI. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî World Index for two years...

April 17, 2014 Holly FFA recieves donation

Lamar Ledger - "Smaller communities, like ours, sometimes struggle to support youth activities the way we'd like. When companies like îMonsantoî and farmers like the Melchers team up, it makes a real impact on our...

April 17, 2014 French Parliament Orders Ban on GM Corn Cultivation

Farm Futures - The new law follows a March decision by the country's agriculture ministry to halt planting of îMonsantoî's MON810 maize, the only GM variety currently approved for cultivation in the EU, Reuters...

April 17, 2014 Southwest mulls how to adopt study points

The Herald - SOUTHWESTERN îMERCERî COUNTY â Even though some members of the Southwest ... The study said the current hand-tagging system should be replaced by a computerized system, and îconsultantsî...

April 17, 2014 RPT-Fitch: Delinquencies in Indian CV Loan ABS Deals to Rise in 2014

Sify - says îFitch Ratingsî. The deterioration has been affected by the general slowdown in the Indian economy and the significant hike in diesel prices - which have squeezed margins and undermined the debt-servicing...

April 17, 2014 Make state retirement system fairer, stronger: Editorial

Orlando Sentinel - But panthers still roam in Tallahassee. The îFlorida Retirement Systemî, which covers about 1 million public employees and retirees, continues to include a traditional pension plan. Taxpayers ponied...

April 17, 2014 Banks still bear risks even after selling debts to VAMC

Vietnamnet - îMoodyâsî, in its latest report, warned that although the bad debts have been taken off the banksâ balance sheets and the institutions now have more capital with which to improve their...

April 17, 2014 Pollen and Honeybees

Source: Mother Earth News

Like all living things, honeybees need protein. The protein that bees use comes from plant pollen. Grains of pollen contain amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. As bees gather from different flowers, a variety of amino...

April 17, 2014 INTECH Adds New Consultant-Relations Representative

CNBC - He was also senior investment consultant and principal at îMercerî Investment îConsultingî, after starting his career at Towers Watson. Adam received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from...

April 17, 2014 Sanjiv Kapoor to take over as new SpiceJet CEO

Live Mint & Wall Street Journal - London-based Kapoor was formerly CEO of Bangladeshâs GMG Airlines and has worked with Northwest Airlines, Bain and Co., îTemasekî îHoldingsî Pvt. Ltd and Boston...

April 17, 2014 It's the law: Big EU companies must report on sustainability

Green Biz - Companies will be encouraged to use standardized, recognized frameworks, such as the îGlobal Reporting Initiativeî (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines and the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and...

April 17, 2014 European Shares Take Pause From Rally on Fed Comments

Inside Fidelity - Sterling edged to a fresh 4 1/2 year high against the dollar as investors continued to digest robust U.K. job market data. The îStoxxî Europe 600 index was 0.2% lower in early trade. The benchmark...

April 17, 2014 Far off' Russia-Ukraine clash echoes through U.S. farm belt

McClatchy DC - The two countries are also an important growth market for John Deere tractors, pesticide manufacturers and high-tech seed companies such as îMonsantoî. The standoff is already causing economic fallout....

April 17, 2014 HKMA steps up supervision of banks' credit risk management

Yahoo Finance - HONG KONG, April 16 (RLPC) - The îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî (HKMA) is stepping up its supervision of Hong-Kong-based banks' credit risk management by asking banks to show stable funding...

April 17, 2014 Harvard, Pitzer take investor action on fossil fuels

Yale Daily News - On April 7, Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust announced that the schoolâs endowment will become a signatory of the îCarbon Disclosure Projectîâs climate change program, a...

April 17, 2014 Positive Scores for Thomson Reuters TRust Index - Financial Institutions in the Americas Show Upbeat Start to 2014

Market Watch - Tracking Controversy and Governance as Factors in Rebuilding Trust Thomson Reuters îASSET4î environmental, social and governance data continues to show a high level of controversies reported for the Top...

April 17, 2014 Industry Expert Says StopRush Has Destroyed Limbaugh's Business For Good

Daily Kos - StopRush has brought him complete îaccountabilityî. And in 2016, Clear Channel will have to decide whether or not it makes sound business sense to renew his enormous contract. You can hear (and read) the...


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