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December 18, 2015 TBLI CONFERENCE SERIES 2015

Source: TBLI Group

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

February 17, 2015 GreenBiz Forum 2015

Source: GreenBiz

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

November 20, 2014 Sustainable Investing: Taking the Long View

Source: The Boston Security Analysts Society

The overwhelming feedback item from last year’s Sustainable Investing seminar was a demand for a 2014 session to continue coverage of this evolving area. Since the announcement of last year’s session, over 200 additional asset...[more]

November 13, 2014 Ethical Corporation's 8th Annual CR Reporting & Communications Summit – Europe’s largest gathering of sustainability professionals specialising in reporting and communications meet in London

Source: Ethical Corporation

Thought leaders specialising in reporting and communications will meet at Ethical Corporation’s 8th Annual Summit in London to discuss the finer points of what constituents reporting best practice. This November’s summit will...[more]

November 10, 2014 Business and Human Rights - How to get beyond policy, manage risk and build relationships

Source: Innovation Forum

Innovation Forum will be hosting a conference on Business and Human Rights in London on 10th November. The conference has been specifically designed to cover the topics that matter to business. Not just another academic overview...[more]

November 3, 2014 Sustainable Brands ’14 London

Source: Sustainable Brands

Successful brands today are expected to deliver deeper value to their customers – moving toward becoming a new positive force for restoring healthy economies. It’s time to re-imagine and redesign our brands, business and society...[more]

October 31, 2014 Breathing Cleaner Air to Cost Americans on Utility Bills

Source: Bloomberg

U.S. electricity markets face years of higher prices as clean-air regulations shut more coal-fired power plants than earlier forecast, cutting supply and forcing producers to rely more on natural gas.

October 31, 2014 VERGE San Francisco October 27-30, 2014

Source: GreenBiz group

VERGE is GreenBiz Group's global event series focused on how technology accelerates sustainability solutions across industries and sectors. The event brings together the world’s largest companies, technology innovators, and...[more]

October 31, 2014 Saving Planet Earth: Sometimes it Feels Hopeless

Leave it to David Suzuki to change my mind. DESCRIPTION:By?Donna Atkinson, Advisor, Internal Communications ? Domtar ? I?m no Queen of Green, but I try to do my part for the environment: I walk more than I drive, I opt for...

October 31, 2014 Infographic: Composting a Pumpkin for a Green Halloween

Composting used jack-o'-lanterns can reduce American's food waste volume SUMMARY:While pondering ?Trick or treat?? this Halloween, millions of Americans will face another dilemma: what to do with that rotting...

October 31, 2014 Lilly: Seeking Solutions to a Global MDR-TB Crisis

DESCRIPTION:Over a decade ago, we committed ourselves to the global fight against multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Today, a new report out from the Lilly MDR-TB Partnership shares insights from a core component of the...

October 31, 2014 STAR's 'Satyamev Jayate' Speaks Out for India's LGBT Community

DESCRIPTION:In a recent episode of Satyamev Jayate,?STAR's groundbreaking social awareness series, Bollywood star and host Aamir Khan examines the struggles facing India's LGBT community. Through interviews with experts,...

October 31, 2014 Bats, Batteries and Bowling Green: How Chevy Might Help #SavetheBats

An adhesive used in production of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray may help preserve a threatened bat species in North America. DESCRIPTION:Scared of bats? Fair enough. But did you know just one bat eats up to 5,000 insects a...

October 31, 2014 Eastman Hosts ACS National Chemistry Week Celebration for Area 4th Graders

DESCRIPTION:KINGSPORT, Tenn.?? Area fourth-graders Tuesday made plastic fossils, learned about the chemistry of firefighting through demonstration and saw practical applications of fluorescence firsthand. It was all part of the...

October 31, 2014 Intel Announces All Products Will Be Conflict Free by the End of 2015

DESCRIPTION:In a recent post by Mashable, who has partnered with Intel to explore and raise awareness of the growing conflict minerals issue, Intel?s goal of a conflict free supply chain in 2016 was announced. Intel?s COO, Brian...

October 31, 2014 Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Food & Beverage Sector

Sustainability - What Matters in the Food & Beverage Sector? DESCRIPTION:October 31, 2014 /3BL Media/ -?Sustainability - What Matters in the Food & Beverage Sector?? Recent research conducted by the Governance &...

October 31, 2014 We Need You! To Help HP Spur Living Progress

Join the HP Living Progress Exchange in an Online Convetit ThinkTank to Share Ideas on Advancing Human, Economic and Environmental Progress DESCRIPTION:HP knows that some of the most creative solutions can come from diverse...

October 31, 2014 Nonprofit Insights: A 360-Degree View of Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships - Part II

DESCRIPTION:In September, 2013, VolunteerMatch hosted a webinar that covered the key ingredients for a successful corporate-nonprofit volunteer partnership. The session was so popular, we brought it back for round two! In this...

October 31, 2014 Memo to Law Schools: The World Needs Compliance Officers

From the Source: Weekly Supply Chain and Risk Management Newsletter DESCRIPTION:From the Source?Supply Chain & Risk Management News Who spends the money from cotton in Uzbekistan?UZ News.?The authors of a new report entitled...

October 31, 2014 HSBC Gets Final OK For $32M Deal Over Force-Placed Policies

Law 360 - A Florida federal judge on Wednesday granted final approval to HSBC Bank USA NA and three insurers' $32 million settlement of a class action accusing them of overcharging more than 250,000 homeowners for...

October 31, 2014 Detroit workers received $765M in pension fund's 13th checks; retirees got $195M

archive.freep.com - An affidavit reveals details for the first time on the nearly $1 billion in controversial 13th check payouts authorized by one of Detroitâs two pension funds. The cityâs General Retirement System...

October 31, 2014 Congressional Leaders Gather for CHCI's 2014 Public Policy Conference Summit Series Day 1

TMCnet.com - îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî Unaccompanied Central American Minors: Long Term Solutions Rep. Tony Cardenas and Rep. Joaquin Castro met for a timely discussion on the humanitarian crisis that...

October 31, 2014 Mortgage rates up, 30-year still under 4%

The Business Journal - Long-term borrowing costs rose this week after two straight weekly declines, but remain near the lowest levels in a year. îFreddie Macî says the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage...

October 31, 2014 Smithsonian scientist discovers populations of rare songbird in surprising new habitat

Science Codex - However, new research published in the Oct. 30 edition of Bird îConservation Internationalî by Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History scientist Gary Graves reveals that populations of...

October 31, 2014 Busting Bat Myths in Arkansas

The Center for Public Intergrity - Dianne Odegard, outreach coordinator at Bat îConservation Internationalî, says once you get to know bats, you realize they are "rock stars." And while you've probably heard the...

October 31, 2014 Regulator calls out student loan industry

Ketk NBC News - Companies try and collect on the $1.2 trillion in student debt compiled between March and June of this year New York, (CNN) -- â The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî put student loan...

October 31, 2014 Business & Finance Articles in Baltimore

Examiner - îTrust Across Americaî - Trust Around The World... For the car rental companies, the road to profitability does not run smooth anymore. When the car-hirebusiness started in the 1920s, their first and most...

October 31, 2014 Top 10 countries with smallest gender gap

China - according to the Global Gender Gap Report 2014 recently released by the îWorld Economic Forumî. The ninth edition of the report ranks 142 countries on their ability to close the gender gap in four key areas:...

October 31, 2014 The Search for Lost Frogs: one of conservation's most exciting expeditions comes to life in new book

Mongabay - Formally with îConservation Internationalî, Moore is now a co-founder and conservation officer with the Amphibian Survival Alliance as well as the Creative Director of Frame of Mind, a group that connects...

October 31, 2014 Cow Farts and Global Warming: Ways Nature Affects Climate Change

News Max - according to the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî. The FAO also reports that worldwide agriculture makes up 18 percent of the total release of greenhouse gases, or more than...

October 31, 2014 Dreyfus Municipal Bond Infrastructure Fund, Inc. Semiannual Report Now Available

Equities - NEW YORK--(îBUSINESS WIREî)-- The semiannual report for Dreyfus Municipal Bond Infrastructure, Inc. (NYX:DMB) for the annual period ended August 31, 2014 has been filed with the Securities and Exchange...

October 31, 2014 1MDB breaks silence over debt and cronyism claims

Opalesque Hedge Fund News - Controversial sovereign fund î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB) today sought to clear the air over âunsubstantiatedâ claims of shadowy dealings, preferential treatment and...

October 31, 2014 Lessons Learned From a Land Grab in Ghana

intercontinentalcry.org - Bakari Nyari, Vice Chairman of the Regional Advisory and Information Network Systems (RAINS), and a member of the Ghana and îAfrican Biodiversity Networkî Steering Committee, recently wrote...

October 31, 2014 UPDATE: European stocks rally after surprise Japan stimulus

news.morningstar.com - Stock indexes held on to those solid gains after data showed eurozone inflation improved in October. Market reaction: The îStoxxî Europe 600 index jumped 1.4% to 335.21, setting it on track for...

October 31, 2014 Some investors chafe at Bank of America combining chairman-CEO roles

Financial News - Wells Fargo has climbed 93% and JP Morgan Chase is up 42% in that time. âWe feel itâs a backwards step,â said Leon Kamhi, director of îHermes Equity Ownership Servicesî, which...

October 31, 2014 DGAP-News: GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft: GEA concludes the sale of the Heat Exchangers Segment to Triton

GlobeNewswire - GEA Group is a market and technology leader in its business areas. It is listed in Germany's MDAX stock index (G1A, WKN 660 200) and the îSTOXXî(R) Europe 600 Index. Further information is available on...

October 31, 2014 Joanne Ellul

Mortgage Strategy - Former Henderson director of marketing and distribution services Richard Wilson is to join îHSBC Global Asset Managementî, Money Marketing understands. > 2553

October 31, 2014 AB InBev profit capped by weak U.S., Brazil recession

Daily Mail - Overall volumes dropped 2.7 percent. The brewer's shares were down 0.9 percent at 86.40 euros by 1030 GMT, making them the worst performer on the îSTOXXî European food and beverage index and among the...

October 31, 2014 Awareness, Penalty Must to Remove Gender Bias

The New Indian Express - Geneva-based îWorld Economic Forumî has sounded the alarm on Indiaâs falling gender parity, suggesting the country not only ranks low globally on gender divide, but its record is the...

October 31, 2014 Business Analyst

gaapweb.com - You will be part qualified ACCA or CIMA professional or îQBEî. Due to the interim nature of this position candidates available at short notice will take preference. > 2553

October 31, 2014 Water Outage West of Highway 83

KFYR-TV - North Prairie North Central Rural Water says that a water line has broken in the area of 30th St. NW to Ruthville, west of Hwy 83. Residents affected by the line break will be without water into tomorrow morning and...

October 31, 2014 Water management: Preserving our heritage and moving with the times

Sri Lanka Time Online - This year, 2013, is the UN Year of Water Cooperation. A new programme of research led by the Colombo-based îInternational Water Management Instituteî (IWMI) will provide vital information to...

October 31, 2014 Organic and 'natural' brands owned by big corporations funnel millions of dollars into anti-GMO-labeling campaign

Natural News - DuPont, Dow and the îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî (GMA), a national business lobbying association, accompany them in their plight to hide the presence of GMOs from their customers. Learn which...

October 31, 2014 European Markets Climb After BoJ Expands QE

Realtime Business News - Economists had forecast a slight 0.3 percent fall for September. The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks is gaining 1.94 percent, while the îStoxxî Europe 50 index,...

October 31, 2014 Carlyle-Backed Axalta Trucks Toward $878M IPO

Law 360 - Law360, New York (October 30, 2014, 2:32 PM ET) -- Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. set terms Thursday for an $877.5 million initial public offering, laying the groundwork for îThe Carlyle Groupî to begin its...

October 31, 2014 Health crisis looms as hospitals go without water

New Zimbabwe - A WATER crisis has reached two of Zimbabweâs largest hospitals in Harare, where many key medical facilities have been operating largely without running water for most of the year. Harare Central Hospital,...

October 31, 2014 Water supplies restored to most homes

ITV - Water has been restored to thousands of homes in South Gloucestershire. 24,000 homes have been without water after a water main burst on Thursday afternoon in Fisher Road, Kingswood. Residents had to be rescued by an...

October 31, 2014 French Market Advances, BNP Paribas Up On Earnings

Realtime Business News - Economists had forecast a slight 0.3 percent fall for September. The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks is gaining 1.65 percent, while the îStoxxî Europe 50 index,...

October 31, 2014 Lake Superior Zoo Celebrates Bats On Saturday

NewsTalk 610 KDAL AM - Zoo staff have been selling pumpkins during October with proceeds benefiting the Bat îConservation Internationalî group. Bats in North America are in danger due to a fungal disease called White...

October 31, 2014 SEC/Finra: Look Out Scamsters Peddling Stocks In Phony Shell Companies

Financial Advisor Magazine - Know where the stock trades. Most stock pump-and-dump schemes involve stocks that do not trade on the îNasdaq Stock Marketî, the New York Stock Exchange or other registered national...

October 31, 2014 ATP chief executive warns on correlation risk

Financial News - But only yesterday, October 30, the European Central Bank said that by contrast, it would begin purchases of asset-backed securities, recruiting four asset managers - îAmundiî, Deutsche Asset &...

October 31, 2014 Lantronix Reports Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Financial Results

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

October 31, 2014 Federal Regulators Urged to Crack Down on Illegal Payday Loans

Yahoo Finance - In a letter (see www.nclc.org/payment-processing) sent to federal bank regulators, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Federal Trade Commission, the National Consumer Law Center, îConsumer Federation of...

October 31, 2014 Yen Slides as Stocks Surge With Index Futures on BOJ; Gold Drops

Economia e Finanza con Bloomberg - Japanâs currency tumbled 2.4 percent to 111.87 per dollar by 6:45 a.m. in New York, the weakest since January 2008. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index added 1.4 percent,...

October 31, 2014 This or That: Chocolate vs. Pumpkin Seeds

Which Halloween Snack Has The Lowest Carbon Footprint? DESCRIPTION:Halloween is becoming one of the biggest holidays with consumers spending close to $7.4 billion this year. Finding the perfect costume and eating delicious...

October 31, 2014 Bullets 4 Peace Founder, Rafi Anteby, Announces the Reloading Life Foundation and Their First Cause "The Peace Warriors Project"

NEWS10 - Bullets 4 Peace Finalizes Commitment to Action at the îClinton Global Initiativeî: Supporting Conflict Resolution and Tolerance Amongst Youth. This article was originally distributed via 24-7 Press Release...

October 31, 2014 Bill Clinton holds 2nd rally for Sen. Mark Udall

Longview Daily News - The îClinton Global Initiativeî held its meeting in Denver this summer and Hillary Clinton was just in Colorado a week ago in the second of two stops to boost Sen. Mark Udall. Should Udall, who...

October 31, 2014 CTC Media Announces the Appointment of Legal and Tax Advisers

Broadcast Newsroom - The company's shares are traded on îNASDAQ Stock Marketî under the symbol "CTCM". About Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Founded in 1873, Morgan Lewis offers more than 1,600 legal...

October 31, 2014 European Stocks Sharply Higher

Wall Street Journal - The îStoxxî Europe 600 rose 1.2% in early trade, mirroring a 1% climb on the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Thursday, after figures showed that the U.S. economy grew at a solid pace during the...

October 31, 2014 Smart Recruiting Strategy Focuses On Relationships

DESCRIPTION:I was going through some articles a friend shared with me about various recruiting strategies and came upon an?August article?in Forbes that introduced me to good ways to start conversations with potential hires....

October 31, 2014 Want drought-resistant plants' Fungus is here to help.

Washington Post - Both of these soy plants experienced six days of drought conditions, but the one on the right was treated with a fungus. (Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies) As a society, weâre quite germaphobic....

October 31, 2014 Fighting Ebola with transfusions raises more questions than it answers

Modern Healthcare - âWhile there is no proven treatment available for Ebola virus disease, whole blood collected from patients in the îconvalescentî phase of infection has been used as an empirical treatment...

October 31, 2014 Drax Group Plc Price Target Lowered to GBX 650 at Deutsche Bank (DRX)

Ticker Report - They have a $9.00 price target on that stock, down previously from $10.00. Finally, Deutsche Bank reiterated its buy rating on shares of îThe Carlyle Groupî LP. They have a $33.00 price target on that...

October 31, 2014 Pope in Albania urges Muslims to condemn extremism

Billings Gazette - A federal education grant received by Rocky Mountain College this week will fund a three-year effort to support leaders at some of the stateâs⦠A woman accused of ramming a car during a...

October 31, 2014 American Electric, Entergy draw bulls

NASDAQ - and yesterday there was bullish activity in îAmerican Electric Powerî and Entergy. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected call buying in both companies, trades that position investors to profit from...

October 31, 2014 Fitch Downgrades Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's GOs to 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

StreetInsider - NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fitch Ratings has downgraded the rating on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's general obligation (GO) bonds to 'AA-' from 'AA.' In addition, Fitch downgrades the ratings on bonds...

October 31, 2014 Mortgage servicer locks onto £5bn target

Bridging and Commercial Distributor - These include performing and non-performing loans. The migrations have enabled the clients to access and utilise Pepperâs renowned îspecial servicingî expertise and state of...

October 31, 2014 Notable Stocks: Blackstone Group , Nucor Corp , SuperValu , Covidien plc. , United Technologies Corp

marketsinsider.com - îThe Blackstone Groupî L.P. (NYSE:BX) : CSC (CSC) has contacted Blackstone (BX) and Bain Capital to measure their interest in a leveraged buyout of the company. îThe Blackstone Groupî...

October 31, 2014 Current Issue

Los Feliz Ledger - The city's Dept. of Building and Safety signed reports today indicating there is no active earthquake fault near the îMillennium projectî. The department's approval comes just before the state...

October 31, 2014 ?Shell Eco-Marathon Rides Into Motor City in 2015

by Antonio Pasolini DESCRIPTION:Can you imagine a vehicle that can achieve 3,000 miles on a gallon of fuel? Sounds far-fetched, right? But that?s the kind of stuff that the bright minds that answer Shell?s call to its...

October 31, 2014 Monsanto invests to transform plant breeding

Source: AG Professional

With a growing global population and increased pressures on agriculture due to climate change, farmers around the world will increasingly require a broad range of agricultural solutions to improve the on-farm potential of crops...

October 31, 2014 Will Roberts: Syndicated Political & Social Humorist Makes Us Laugh Out Loud!

Student Operated Press - For nearly three decades, Will Roberts has traveled the world to keep alive and kicking in the American consciousness. Now, the long-time performer and cowboy humorist is taking to technology in the hopes...

October 31, 2014 Malaysia To Build Even Stronger Firms To Woo More Investments

Bernama - The UAE's îAabar Investmentsî PJS is collaborating with 1MDB in the Tun Razak Exchange, a US$5.5 billion project to turn Kuala Lumpur into a global centre for international finance, trade and services. The...

October 31, 2014 Capital account deficit widens in Q3

The Global Times - China's capital and financial account deficits widened in the third quarter of 2014, as the country became a net capital exporter, the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî (SAFE) said in a...

October 31, 2014 Workers Comp Commission lets self-insurance fund drop below statutory minimum

Tulsa World - They include some of the stateâs largest employers, such as Walmart and Saint Francis Health System, and the stateâs largest energy companies, such as îAEPî-PSO, ONEOK and ONG. The...

October 31, 2014 CMBS delinquencies dropped in September

Business Record - An estimated $61 billion in loans will mature over the next year, including nearly $2.4 billion that is delinquent and $3.7 billion that is in îspecial servicingî. Another $14.5 billion is on...

October 31, 2014 A quantum leap in nanoparticle efficiency

Phys.org - In an international study University of Melbourne and the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî in the US found that pairs of closely spaced nano particles made of gold can act as "optical...

October 31, 2014 Three men arrested for robbery in drug deal gone bad in Spanish Fork

Daily Herald - SPRINGVILLE -- Plans to build a new trash site for the South Utah Valley are being stashed for a time. SPANISH FORK â A fallen Utah County peace officer will be honored with a new program that will pay for...

October 31, 2014 FINRA & SEC Issue Investor Warning on Penny Stock Fraudsters

Forex Magnates - Know where the stock trades. Most stock pump-and-dump schemes involve stocks that do not trade on The îNASDAQ Stock Marketî, the New York Stock Exchange or other registered national securities...

October 31, 2014 If you ate at an unnamed Maine Restaurant you may be at risk for hepatitis A

foodpoisonjournal.com - Mike Reagan of WMTW reports that the Maine îCenter for Disease Controlî and Prevention has issued a health alert about hepatitis A. However, the Maine CDC will not say what restaurant it is....

October 31, 2014 SMPTE Developing Archive Standard

TV Technology - Media archiving has been growing by leaps and bounds, according to Merrill Weiss, chair of SMPTE's Working Group on AXF and president of Merrill îWeiss Groupî LLC. He cited a pair of reasons for this:...

October 31, 2014 Payson man arrested in child porn case

Daily Herald - PAYSON-- A Payson man was arrested Thursday after police discovered child pornography on the manâs computer. According to a police report, Daniel Mark Ellis, 51, had electronic devices containing more than...

October 31, 2014 Tony Abbott gets climate action after Palmer backflip

The Australian - Climate experts expressed ­immediate doubts Direct Action could succeed in reaching the 5 per cent reduction target. îRepuTexî executive director energy and emissions markets Hugh Grossman...

October 31, 2014 Fil-Am designer closes Los Angeles Fashion Week in style

Inquirer Lifestyle - LOS ANGELES â Filipino American Alexis îMonsantoî closed Los Angeles Fashion Week with an entertaining and elegant runway show for VIP and media October 19. The evening at REEF in Downtown...

October 31, 2014 China Current Account Surplus Rises In Q3

Morningstar - BEIJING (Alliance News) - China's current account surplus grew in the third quarter from the previous three months, figures from the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî (SAFE) showed Thursday. The...

October 31, 2014 Fact Check: Claims in Grimes's new campaign ad already proven false

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer - First, let's look at the issue with the 50-year-old Big Sandy power plant, which is owned by îAmerican Electric Powerî. It's one of the big coal ... said Melissa McHenry,...

October 31, 2014 Mosanto's Solid Fundamentals And High Growth Should Entice Investors

Seeking Alpha - îMonsantoî Company (NYSE:MON), together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers in the US and internationally. The company operates in two segments, seeds and genomics, and...

October 31, 2014 Widespread attack launched in Iran against Baha'i businesses

Baha'i World News Service - Just as the îUnited Nationsî' Universal Periodic Review of Iran's human rights record is taking place in Geneva and representatives of that country protest that they safeguard and uphold...

October 31, 2014 Shield Air Solutions Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification

NBC Right Now - The Company's quality management system was evaluated by îIntertekî, an ANAB accredited certification body. ISO 9001:2008 sets out the requirements for a quality management system. Accepted worldwide...

October 31, 2014 Maine CDC issues hepatitis A alert

The Wichita Eagle Kansas - The Maine îCenter for Disease Controlî and Prevention says a worker at a Cumberland County restaurant infected with hepatitis A may have exposed customers. The agency says the worker served...

October 31, 2014 The Iraqis determined to seize control of their future after fleeing ISIS

Catholic Herald - Dana Sleiman, spokeswoman for the îUnited Nationsî High Commissioner for Refugees in Beirut, says that Iraqi Christians form about half the registered 400 Iraqi refugees who fled to Lebanon during...

October 31, 2014 Alternative Energy ETF Investing 101 - ETF News And Commentary

NASDAQ - First Trust Nasdaq Clean Energy Green Energy Index ( QCLN) This ETF tracks the NASDAQ îClean Edgeî Green Energy Index and follows a benchmark of clean energy companies, giving exposure to 50 such companies in...

October 31, 2014 10 Reasons Why I'm Not Giving Up on Local Churches: A Plea for Revitalization

The Christian Post - Such is one of the primary purposes of the church. 5. The local church engenders îaccountabilityî. The very essence of gathered believers is natural îaccountabilityî. We are to submit...

October 31, 2014 Delta to Showcase Energy-efficient "Intelligent" Solutions at 2014 CIIF

New Jersey Online - Since 2011, Delta has been selected as a member of the prestigious îDow Jones Sustainabilityî⢠World Index (DJSI World) for four consecutive years. In 2014, Delta was ranked at the...

October 31, 2014 Malaysia's CIMB-led bank merger more difficult after EPF vote barred [Jerusalem Post (Israel)]

TMCnet.com - Seeking to create Malaysia's biggest bank with a market value of more than $20 billion, the three have proposed a complex deal structure widely seen as aimed at blocking potential objections from Abu Dhabi-based...

October 31, 2014 Kuwait bourse cancels trades in Kuwait Investment Co, Zain

Reuters - Kuwait Investment Co surged 7.6 percent after the îKuwait Investment Authorityî (KIA) said late on Wednesday that it would offer its stake in the firm to the public in the first half of 2015. The KIA also...

October 31, 2014 Emissions fund capped, says Abbott

7 News Yahoo - Market analysts îRepuTexî say the coalition's $2.55 billion emissions reduction fund will only go a third of the way towards delivering the emissions cuts which Australia has pledged to deliver by 2020....

October 31, 2014 The 7 Scariest Uses of Your Tax Dollars in 2014

The Foundry - âOnly someone with too much of someone elseâs money and not enough îaccountabilityî for how it was being spent could come up some of these projects,â the Oklahoma Republican said when...

October 31, 2014 New MedixSafe Wi-Fi Pre-Deployment Site Survey for Narcotics Lockers Used in Ambulances and Emergency Vehicles

University Chronicle - MedixSafe Wi-Fi promotes the power and efficiency of remote network administration, enforcing authorized access and tracing access for unprecedented îaccountabilityî. The Wi-Fi is highly...

October 31, 2014 Factbox - Indian banks' constellation of non-core financial assets

Reuters - Life Insurance Corp of India, Japan's Orix Corp (8591.T) and îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî (ADIA) are IL&FS' top shareholders. * Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Limited (Arcil): State Bank of...

October 31, 2014 Penalties Galore In 'Mortgage Market Football'

Mortgageorb - to make much headway on a private market mortgage loan sales solution - seemingly, a priority problem in 2008 when îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî went into receivership. Only recently have...

October 31, 2014 Ghana is first highest in marijuana consumption in Africa - NARCOB Official

Ghana News Agency - Mr Amakwah said Ghana was, however, ranked third in the world, and was captured in a îUnited Nationsî Report a year ago. The forum was organised by the Ministry of the Interior, in collaboration...

October 31, 2014 EDB signs key deals to boost Shenzhen ties

Gulf Daily News - During the second panel discussion Osool Asset Management Company chief executive Shaikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Bahrain Airport Company CEO Mohamed Al Binfalah, BFG International head and...

October 31, 2014 Banks focusing on risk culture amid increasing regulation

theasset.com - In Asia-Pacific, 80% say they are strengthening îaccountabilityî regarding risk roles and responsibilities, 80% are enhancing communication and training regarding risk values and expectations and 70%...

October 31, 2014 For-profit colleges face increased scrutiny

experience.usatoday.com - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî earlier this year filed suit against the large, for-profit college chain ITT Educational Services Inc. alleging that it pushed students into...

October 31, 2014 Delta and DTE Energy Introduce Next-Generation Smart EV Chargers and Site Management System, Enabling Comprehensive Management of EV Charging

MLive - Since 2011, Delta has been selected as a member of the prestigious îDow Jones Sustainabilityî⢠World Index (DJSI World) for four consecutive years. In 2014, Delta was ranked at the highest A-level...

October 31, 2014 U.S.-Israel Relationship in Crisis

Front Page - Joseph Klein is a Harvard-trained lawyer and the author of Global Deception: The UNâs Stealth Assault on Americaâs Freedom and Lethal Engagement: Barack Hussein Obama, the îUnited Nationsî...

October 31, 2014 World Bank pledges 100 million dollars for Ebola

Business Ghana - A statement issued by World Bank Group and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Thursday, said additional financing would help set up a coordination hub in close cooperation with the three countries; the World...

October 31, 2014 Atlantic Credit & Finance Raises $61,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs

acainternational.org - Atlantic Credit & Finance, a subsidiary of Encore Capital Group Inc., recently helped raise $61,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia. For the ninth straight year, Atlantic, an ACA...

October 31, 2014 Recycle South adds 3 new properties in North Carolina

SteelGuru - Recycle South LLC announced the acquisition of three North Carolina companies operating under mutual ownership Cohen & Green Salvage Co, Lumberton Recycling Co and Raeford Salvage Co. Recycle South consisting of...

October 31, 2014 Fitch Upgrades 6 Classes of BSCMSI 2004-PWR5

Morning Star - Of the original 130 loans, 15 remain, two of which are defeased (46.7%) and four are in îspecial servicingî (11.3%). The nine remaining loans mature in 2014 (two loans, 24%), 2019 (four loans, 15.7%)...

October 31, 2014 Servicer Takes $100 Million Charge for Potential Settlement Over Backdated Foreclosure Notices

DSnews - The announcement of the $100 million charge came two days after the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî (CFPB) issued a statement saying that some mortgage servicers had violated the new servicing rules...

October 31, 2014 Fraudulent website: http://ilovefunnyvideos.com/schk/schartered/login/index.html

7th Space - Fraudulent website: http://ilovefunnyvideos.com/schk/schartered/login/index.html Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The following is issued on behalf of the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî: The îHong Kong Monetary...

October 31, 2014 Making It Easy to Predict the Next Financial Crisis

The Moral Liberal - There is already talk on Capitol Hill that, should Republicans take control of the Senate and retain it in the House, they are likely, as Reuters reported, âto target the îConsumer Financial...

October 31, 2014 Q&A: Mark McCool, President of Berkadia Commercial Real Estate Services

Commercial Observe - Thereâs been talk in Congress of reforms and possible replacements for îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî. What sort of impact do you think that will have on Berkadia' Weâre...

October 31, 2014 30-Year Mortgage Rate Rises to Just Below 4%

realestate.aol.com - Lenny Ignelzi/The Associated PressMortage rates have ended a five-week decline according to the latest survey by mortgage giant îFreddie Macî. WASHINGTON -- Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates...

October 31, 2014 New London voters face five questions on Election Day

theday.com - Earlier this year, when both îFitch Ratingsî and Standard & Poor's reaffirmed the city's A+ rating, Fitch warned that "any reversal in this plan could result in negative rating pressure." Without a...

October 31, 2014 Wells Fargo's Contested $281M Force-Placed Deal Approved

Law 360 - Law360, New York (October 30, 2014, 1:09 PM ET) -- A Florida federal judge on Wednesday gave the final nod to a $281 million settlement reached by Wells Fargo Bank NA and Assurant Inc. in a suit over their...

October 31, 2014 Shares extend gains in morning trade

Sky News - Among the insurers, IAG was up 16 cents at $6.45, AMP had added 10 cents to $5.75, Suncorp had lifted 16 cents to $14.48 and îQBEî was 13 cents higher at $11.43. Coles-owner Wesfarmers was up 54 cents at...

October 31, 2014 Newmont Ghana confident of surviving turbulence in mining industry

Joyonline - Newmont Gold Ghana Limited has had to reorganize its production model to survive current challenges in the mining industry. Managers describe the present production period as âturbulentâ which demands...

October 31, 2014 New storm clouds rising over Sears

Crain's Chicago Business - âThe action of the insurers has widespread implications,â said Sean Egan, president of îEgan-Jonesî îRatingsî Co. in Haverford, Pennsylvania. Even companies that...

October 31, 2014 The Future of Historic Places and Climate Change

Union of Concerned Scientists - A new îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî analysis of 52 NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration) tide gauges along the East and Gulf coasts shows that many low-lying...

October 31, 2014 CFPB No-Action Letters May Be Small Comfort For Innovators

Law 360 - Law360, New York (October 30, 2014, 3:21 PM ET) -- The U.S. îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî is seeking to offer financial product developers assurances that new products don't violate any laws in the...

October 31, 2014 CFPB Sets Field Hearing in Delaware

acainternational.org - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauîâs next field hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. EST, Thursday, Nov. 13, in Wilmington, Del. The hearing will feature remarks from CFPB Director...

October 31, 2014 International cooperation can create recovery from the Aral Sea disaster

Earth Times - The Kyzyl Kum desert is extending with climate change, but the freezing winters and red-hot summers match the colourful sand. This great varanid is the desert monitor, photographed in the vicinity of Bukhara...

October 31, 2014 Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments

Insurance News Net - SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is an forwarding Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information...

October 31, 2014 Prof Botkin gives us good news about our changing climate

Fabius Maximus - This is exactly what the well-known îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî discuss in their recent report, National Landmarks at Risk: How Rising Seas, Floods, and Wildfires Are Threatening the United...

October 31, 2014 HKMA joins SEACEN

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 (October 31) that it has been admitted as...

October 31, 2014 DuPont Nutrition & Health Celebrates 50 Years of Innovation at its Largest Food R&D Center

KTEN - The îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO) projects that farmers will need to nearly double the worlds total food production to meet the growing demand. Most of these gains will need to...

October 31, 2014 Inmar and GS1 US to Provide Effective Recall Management Course for GMA in Early November

Security @IT - Inmar, a company that operates intelligent commerce networks, today announced that its product recall management experts will team up with GS1 US and the îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî (GMA) to...

October 31, 2014 RFU agrees new deal with Sky Sports, meaning England's autumn internationals will be shown until at least 2020

Daily Mail - The deal begins in July 2015 and runs until the end of the 2019-20 season with the îQBEî Series held at Twickenham in November every year the main attraction. The agreement also encompasses England's...

October 31, 2014 Mortgage Rates Rebound, Remain Below the Four Percent Mark

National Mortgage Professional - îFreddie Macî has released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), showing that average fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs) moved higher across the board this week,...

October 31, 2014 Bozeman Sustainability Awareness Weekend Nov. 14th and 15th

AM 1450 KMMS Radio - at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15th, at 7 p.m. , at the Beall Park Art Center, there will be a screening of Jeremy Ironsâ award winning 2012 documentary film âTrashedâ, and ânourishâ (...

October 31, 2014 Apple Chief's Decision to Come Out 'Will Resonate'

NDTV - There were two named in 1999 - Franklin D. Raines at îFannie Maeî and Lloyd Ward at Maytag. By 2005, there were seven more African-American chief executives at Fortune 500 companies. "Those first appointments...

October 31, 2014 CropLife Ecuador Exits Spat Over Toxic Fungicide

Law 360 - Law360, New York (September 27, 2010, 3:04 PM ET) -- The Ecuadorean arm of trade association îCropLife Internationalî, which represents the plant science industry, has become the latest defendant to be...

October 31, 2014 That One Time America Accidentally Dropped a Nuke on South Carolina

The Huffington Post - Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, investigative journalist îEric Schlosserî discovered that on January 23, 1961, a B-52 bomber broke up mid air, dropping two Mark 39 hydrogen bombs over...

October 31, 2014 Carte: Pollan sisters at Spinster Sisters (w/video)

Santa Rosa Press Democrat - Bestselling author îMichael Pollanîâs foodie sisters will be at the Spinster Sisters in Santa Rosa Sunday night to talk about their new book, âThe Pollan Family Table: The Best...

October 31, 2014 DLS Launches Servicing Programs Geared For New FHA Servicers

Mortgageorb - The new program will assure that mortgage servicers' procedures are up to date with current FHA and îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî (CFPB) requirements. It includes staff training and management;...

October 31, 2014 Limerick residents facing 18 months without drinking water in their taps

thejournal.ie - Irish Water said in a statement that these letters were sent out on advice from the HSE as a âprecautionary measure based on the results of îone waterî sample in the Kileely areaâ....

October 31, 2014 Plant Science Technologies Help Preserve Biodiversity While Increasing Food Production

Digital Journal - We need to globally coordinate policies that recognise the role of this knowledge and technology, and better facilitate the conservation of critical biodiversity," said îCropLife Internationalî CEO...

October 31, 2014 Barbara B. Lang to Join Piedmont Office Realty Trust's Board of Directors

NASDAQ - Prior to joining the Chamber, Mrs. Lang was the vice president of Corporate Services and Chief Procurement Officer for îFannie Maeî. She also had a long career with IBM where she served in several management...

October 31, 2014 Stanford: Protecting ourselves from a 1960s world

Athens Banner-Herald - Theyâre way past their sell-by date and more dangerous to us than to an enemy that no longer exists, writes îEric Schlosserî in âCommand and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus...

October 31, 2014 Third-Quarter GDP Gives Stocks a Boost

Wall Street Sector Selector - Shares for Eurobank sank 5.00 percent in Athens to â¬0.26, or 32 American pennies. The Euro îSTOXXî 50 Index advanced 0.35 percent to close at 3,035 â inching toward its...

October 31, 2014 Penguins offer U.S. a lesson in addressing climate change

Los Angeles Times - This week, the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî will release its fifth "synthesis report," an overview of the latest climate-related research and its policy implications. The report's...

October 31, 2014 Newmont Ghana supports efforts to combat Ebola

Spy Ghana - Newmont is the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index and in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî World Index. Newmont is an industry leader...

October 31, 2014 Assurant Q3 Earnings Beat Estimates on Improved Revenues

Yahoo Finance - Net operating income of $104.7 million, however, declined 9% year over year primarily due to lower premium rates in the îlender-placed insuranceî business. Net premiums earned at Assurant Health shot...

October 31, 2014 Average 30-year mortage rate just shy of 4%

USA Today - Mortgage company îFreddie Macî said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage rose to 3.98% from 3.92% last week. It remained at its lowest level since June 2013. The rate stood at 4.53% back...

October 31, 2014 Indonesia Funds Hold Most Cash Since June on Policy Risks

Bloomberg - Average cash levels in equity funds run by the local units of îSchrodersî Plc and Manulife Asset Management, the nationâs two biggest mutual-fund firms, and Ashmore Group Plc, which manages the...

October 31, 2014 Rare American warbler surprises scientists by adapting, thriving in a new ecosystem

smithsonianscience.org - After studying and surveying Swainsonâs warblers across the South for more than two decades, Graves reports something remarkable today in the journal Bird îConservation Internationalî....

October 31, 2014 Oklahoma House panel to discuss new standards

Tulsa's Channel 8 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Now that the Oklahoma Legislature has successfully scrapped Common Core education standards, a House committee is meeting to discuss the next steps for developing new standards for...

October 31, 2014 How Rwanda (Sort of) Beat the U.S. at Gender Equality

Yahoo News - That figure comes from the îWorld Economic Forumîâs Global Gender Gap Report 2014, which was released Wednesday. While Iceland, Finland, Norway, and Sweden have stayed in the top four positions for...

October 31, 2014 WSFS Reports 3rd Quarter 2014 EPS of $1.23; Core Revenue Growth of 10% Continues Strong Trend

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

October 31, 2014 Contributions to Yes on Prop. 1 and 2 Campaigns Rise to Over $13 Million

Truth Out - 1 campaign. The California Farm Bureau Federation contributed $250,000 and the îWestern Growersî Service Association donated $250,000. Stewart Resnick, the Beverly Hills agribusiness tycoon, owner of...

October 31, 2014 New Zealand, Montenegro Commit To WTO's Procurement Pact

Law 360 - Law360, New York (October 30, 2014, 5:29 PM ET) -- The îWorld Trade Organizationî has accepted New Zealand and Montenegro into its recently updated government procurement agreement, a move that will allow...

October 31, 2014 Irreversible Climate Change Would Result from Continued Inaction

Scientific American - The sythesis report by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) pulls together three sweeping scientific works that the United Nations' top climate science body has released over...

October 31, 2014 Africa's Top Health Challenge: Cardiovascular Disease

The Atlantic - Standing in the lobby of the Sheraton Times Square Hotel at the îClinton Global Initiativeîâs 10th annual meeting, Kenyan physician Dr. Allan Pamba excitedly tells me about a new initiative to...

October 31, 2014 American Capital Agency's Q3 2014 earnings and dividends

Market Realist - This means it buys only government-guaranteed, or government-sponsored, securitiesâthose issued by îFannie Mae, Freddie Macî, or Ginnie Mae. So the company takes no credit risk. All of its risk...

October 31, 2014 Mortgage Rates Recover Slightly Holding Near 4 Percent

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

October 31, 2014 Schroder ISF Euro Equity - Bronze

Morningstar - The fund previously held a Neutral rating. Martin Skanberg assumed responsibility for this fund in May 2010, but his investment experience stretches back two decades and he has worked at îSchrodersî for...

October 31, 2014 Undergraduates Investigate Ocean Conservation and Sustainability Onboard Tall Sailing Ships

Benzinga - In a recent interview on campus at Sea Education Association, Dr. Greg Stone of îConservation Internationalî said, âI'm delighted that SEA is embracing this [Ocean Health Index], using it in the...

October 31, 2014 A Legendary Adman Give A New Voice to Environmentalists

Men's Journal - îConservation Internationalî signed up Clow for a radical environmental ad campaign, "Nature is Speaking" that consists of short films voiced by some of the biggest names in Hollywood including...

October 31, 2014 MicroEdge Announces GIFTS Online Mobile

TMCnet.com - (î3BL Mediaî Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Native mobile app version of leading grants management solution opens door for more dynamic giving than ever before SOURCE: MicroEdge DESCRIPTION:New York, NY,...

October 31, 2014 New Zealand Joins WTO Procurement Agreement

PYMNTS.com - New Zealand is to join a îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) pact that allows its businesses to bid for government contracts in other member countries on an equal basis with domestic firms. Accession to the...

October 31, 2014 HSBC : Plenty of opportunities in local market

4 Traders - we expect a repricing of assets as risk premiums will inevitably change," said Lim in the fourth quarter 2014 investment outlook report by îHSBC Global Asset Managementî yesterday. Malaysia's sound macro...

October 31, 2014 WTO World Trade Organization : Illegal logging and importance of international cooperation discussed in committee

4 Traders - State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture Following the request by several WTO members, the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO) presented its annual flagship publication on the...

October 31, 2014 Nigerian Pedal-Powered Recycling Initiative Takes 2014 Sustainia Award for Best Sustainability Solution

sustainablebrands.com - Tonightâs ceremony â which showcases state-of-the-art innovations across 10 sectors such as food, fashion, transportation and buildings â takes place in Copenhagen, where the...

October 31, 2014 Canberra 2003 bushfires damages appeal rejected by ACT Supreme Court

7 News Yahoo - During the long-running legal battle which followed, the ACT Government settled out of court. In a later challenge, by a group represented by îQBEî insurance and farmer Wayne West, the ACT Supreme Court...

October 31, 2014 Redacted: Military Classifies Info on $61B Afghan Training

mycentraloregon.com - SIGAR called the sudden, âinexplicableâ classification âdeeply troubl[ing]â and a direct hit to government îaccountabilityî. âISAFâs classification of the...

October 31, 2014 Biggest Philippine Fund Manager Buying Shares as Foreigners Sell

Bloomberg - Thatâs a 12 percent advance from todayâs close. The Philippine equity market is overvalued and doesnât offer opportunities to investors, îHSBC Global Asset Managementî said in a statement...

October 31, 2014 Real Madrid seal deal with Abu Dhabi state fund

Times of India - Club president Florentino Perez signed a long-term "strategic alliance" with îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî (IPIC), represented by Khadem al-Qubaisi. Sheikh Mansour, Deputy Prime...

October 31, 2014 Central African Republic: farming and families hit by insecurity

fao.org - The report by the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) found significant declines in agricultural production in the wake of the crisis in CAR...

October 31, 2014 Rascal Flatts, Montgomery Gentry and Others Help Fight Breast Cancer as the Opry Goes Pink

KTIC 840 Rural Radio - The United States wonât appeal the îWorld Trade Organizationîâs recent ruling on Country of Origin Labeling until the beginning of next year, according to USDA Secretary Tom......

October 31, 2014 European shares rise but Fed's tougher tone limits gains

Reuters - The European Central Bank said on Thursday it had chosen Deutsche Bank, ING, State Street and îAmundiî to help carry out purchases of securitised private debt, which it expects will start in November as a...

October 31, 2014 Newspaper: New scandal brewing around funded pension in Armenia

arminfo.info - In November 2013 the Armenian Central Bank (CB) registered the heads of the pension funds C- QUADRAT Ampega Asset Management Armenia and îAmundiî-ACBA- Asset-Management on 11 December. > 1862

October 31, 2014 Kennedy Wilson Increases Its Presence in Denver Area with Purchase of 312-Unit Apartment Community

Benzinga - The Company and its equity partners also assumed debt of $33.0 million through îFannie Maeî and secured a coterminous supplemental seven-year floating rate loan of approximately $10.1 million. âThis...

October 31, 2014 2 drown after crash in NW Oklahoma City

Tulsa's Channel 8 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma City police have released the names of two 18-year-olds who drowned after the car they were riding in went into a pond on the city's northwest side. The Oklahoman reports that...

October 31, 2014 A.M. Best Comments on Ratings of Philadelphia Financial Group, Inc. and Its Subsidiaries Following Acquisition Announcement

Benzinga - TIPT] has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the companies to funds managed by the Tactical Opportunities Group of îThe Blackstone Groupî L.P. (Blackstone) [NYCE:BX]. Blackstone has agreed to pay...

October 31, 2014 New trends in Chinese firms going global

China - Long Yongtu, former chief negotiator of Chinaâs accession to îWorld Trade Organizationî and incumbent chairman of CCG, attends the ceremony for the release of the report on the globalization of Chinese...

October 31, 2014 Stocks fall in Argentina as country enters default

Yahoo News Malaysia - BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) â Stocks fell sharply in Argentina on Thursday as the country defaulted on its bills for the second time in 13 years, raising fears the move could diminish foreign...

October 31, 2014 UK Market Rises, IAG Up On Forecast Lift

Realtime Business News - Economists had forecast a slight 0.3 percent fall for September. The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks is gaining 1.65 percent, while the îStoxxî Europe 50 index,...

October 31, 2014 Insurance Australia Group Ltd shares surge after confirming a positive outlook: is it time to buy'

Motley Fool Australia - I would prefer to see the company consolidate its position and learn from the mistakes made by îQBEî Insurance Limited (ASX: îQBEî). There is a growing trend of internet-based...

October 31, 2014 Tornado reconstruction booms while housing market continues to struggle

Peoria Journal Star - Average rates for a 30-year mortgage fell to 3.92 percent from 3.97 percent last week, the mortgage company îFreddie Macî reported. Thatâs the lowest level since June 2013. But many...

October 31, 2014 Youth poetry about food experiences will blow you away

Mother Nature Network MNN - Before brainstorming, we were reminded that îMichael Pollanî had mentioned earlier in the conference that it may take âlots of experimentsâ to find out what will work when it...

October 31, 2014 Mortgage servicer Ocwen targeted by complaints

experience.usatoday.com - Ocwen Financial (OCN) has been targeted by 13,520 complaints filed with the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî since December 2011 for problems involving loan servicing, foreclosures and...

October 31, 2014 CORRECTING and REPLACING Dreyfus Municipal Bond Infrastructure Fund, Inc. Semiannual Report Now Available

news.morningstar.com - The semiannual report for Dreyfus Municipal Bond Infrastructure, Inc. (NYX:DMB) for the semiannual period ended August 31, 2014 has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Form...

October 31, 2014 Home prices are within 6% of peak levels set in 2007

Market Realist - HPI only looks at houses with mortgages guaranteed by îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî. This means the home prices are below the conforming threshold of $417,000. It also means the borrower...

October 31, 2014 How the deforestation agenda came in from the wilderness

Business Green - We are now losing somewhere between 12 million and 15 million hectares of forest a year - equivalent to 36 football fields every minute - and according to îConservation Internationalî nearly half of...

October 31, 2014 Citigroup Inc. Reiterates Neutral Rating for Capita PLC (CPI)

sleekmoney.com - Also, Citigroup Inc. reiterated its neutral rating on shares of îThe Carlyle Groupî LP. They have a $30.50 price target on that stock, down previously from $31.50. Finally, Citigroup Inc. reiterated...

October 31, 2014 Businesses, Trade To Support U.S. Third-quarter Growth

The Business Insider - a sign corporate chieftains have confidence in the îsustainabilityî of the recovery. Gross domestic product likely grew at a 3.0 percent annual pace, according to a Reuters survey of economists,...

October 31, 2014 China rushes to harness wind while government still pays

Eco-business - Installations in Denmark, a pioneering nation in the application of wind energy, will edge 1 per cent higher to a total installed base of 4.9 gigawatts by the end of 2014, according to Bloomberg îNew Energy...

October 31, 2014 Should you consider an adjustable rate mortgage'

Consumer Affairs - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî (CFPB) has urged caution when it comes to ARMs, noting that borrowers might get the benefit of lower initial payments but could face some disadvantages...

October 31, 2014 UPDATE: European stocks climb for third straight day

news.morningstar.com - Market reaction: The îStoxxî Europe 600 index rose 0.6% to end at 330.71, marking its highest close since Oct. 7. France's CAC 40 index added 0.7% to 4,141.24, while Germany's DAX 30 index...

October 31, 2014 Yen Slides as Stocks Surge With Index Futures on BOJ; Gold Drops

Economia e Finanza con Bloomberg - The yen tumbled 1.9 percent to 111.29 per dollar by 8:19 a.m. in London, the weakest since January 2008. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index jumped 1 percent, while the Nikkei 225 Stock...

October 31, 2014 RFU and Sky Sports agree new partnership

ATV Today - Next month, Sky Sports will show more Autumn Internationals than ever before including all of Englandâs îQBEî fixtures from Twickenham. The new deal, which begins in July 2015, provides a continued...

October 31, 2014 US steel recycling rate hits all-time high

Recycling International - United States | According to a report from the US îSteel Recycling Instituteî (SRI) the overall steel recycling rate for the worldâs, and Americaâs, most recycled...

October 31, 2014 Sheila A. Smith

Sioux City Journal - HAWARDEN, Iowa | Sheila A. Smith, 86, of Hawarden died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at Hillcrest Health Care Services in Hawarden. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Maryâs Catholic Church in...

October 31, 2014 Positive US data sets the stage for Asia rebound

AsiaOne - Hong Kong rose 0.2 per cent while Shanghai climbed 0.7 per cent. îHSBC Global Asset Managementî said in a report that it is especially positive on equities in Asia excluding Japan, as well as corporate...

October 31, 2014 Salinas farm workers learning about healthy eating

The Salinas Californian - The worksite wellness program for the agriculture community, launched Wednesday during the clinic, is a product of a partnership between îWestern Growersî and the Public Health Institute....

October 31, 2014 Fifth Street Raises $102M In Scaled-Back IPO

FIN Alternatives - Fifth Streetâs stock, listed on the îNasdaq Stock Marketî under the symbol FSAM, will start trading today. Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Royal Bank of...

October 31, 2014 DAVID KEISLER: Keep your microbes happy

Aiken Standard - Disorders of the intestinal bacterial population can lead to certain chronic diseases, infections and even obesity. In 2013, îMichael Pollanî wrote an interesting article for The New York Times...

October 31, 2014 Business News: Three Chattanooga area companies vie for innovation award

Times Free Press - Mortgage company îFreddie Macî said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage rose to 3.98 percent from 3.92 percent last week. It remained at its lowest level since June 2013. The rate...

October 31, 2014 Financial Institutions Authorized to Use Websites for Annual Privacy Notice

jdsupra.com - Banks and other financial institutions may be able to avoid costly manual mailings of annual privacy notices to customers and instead publish annual privacy notices on their websites under a new rule issued by the...

October 31, 2014 China Is Top Developing Nation for Clean Energy Investment, Analysis Finds

e360.yale.edu - China is the most attractive among developing nations for low-carbon investment and deployment, according to an analysis by the Climatescope project, a partnership among various international development agencies...

October 31, 2014 Education Dept. cracks down on for-profit colleges

Washington Examiner - Last month, the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî announced it was suing Corinthian Colleges Inc., saying that its education services were little more than a scam to bilk unsuspecting...

October 31, 2014 3Q14 Financial Report

The Wall Street Transcript - Credit Suisse AGCredit Suisse AG is one of the world's leading financial services providers and is part of the îCredit Suisse groupî of companies (referred ... expertise in the areas of...

October 31, 2014 Stocks Rise, Gold Sinks on GDP Report, While Oil Falls on Output

News Max - The îStoxxî Europe 600 climbed 0.6 percent, erasing an earlier drop of 1.1 percent, as 16 of the 19 main groups advanced. European shares have fallen 5.3 percent since a September high as concern increased...

October 31, 2014 Ag groups and food companies seek recall of COOL meat rules

Agri Pulse - They include the American Feed Industry Association, Anheuser-Busch, the American Meat Institute, the American Soybean Association, the National Corn Growers Association, Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland Co. and the...

October 31, 2014 The Weather Channel And Its Co-Founder Are Having A Public Fight About Global Warming

Uproxx - This comes on the heels of an open letter to the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî he penned last week that said, among other things âI have studied this topic seriously for years. It has...

October 31, 2014 ECB appoints four asset managers for ABS purchase programme

City Wire - The appointed companies are: îAmundiî and îAmundiî Intermédiation; Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management International; ING Investment Management; State Street Global Advisors....

October 31, 2014 U.S. Is Slowly Closing Gender Gap, But Still Lags Behind Europe

Time - The îWorld Economic Forumîâs 9 th Global Gender Gap report finds that the U.S. is now at 20th place, up three spots from the previous report. Increases in womenâs economic participation and...

October 31, 2014 Student debt may play role in senate race

Kentucky Kernel - With the national student loan debt at $1.2 trillion, according to the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî, the Grimes campaign is focusing on the student loan issue and how both candidates...

October 31, 2014 Special Topic Newsletter - WEFTEC 2014

Water Technology Online - ALEXANDRIA, Va. â The îWater Environment Federationî's (WEF) Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, or WEFTEC, is recognized as the world's largest annual water quality event and...

October 31, 2014 Eva Longoria's Food Chains to be released in English and Spanish

Page Error - Longoria, best known for her acting in the TV series Desperate Housewives, produced the film with îEric Schlosserî (Food Inc, Fast Food Nation) and both appear in it along with Dolores Huerta and Robert...

October 31, 2014 JinkoSolar Supplying 19 Megawatts of Panels for Chile Solar Farm

Bloomberg - Installations in Chile are estimated to rise to as much as 574 megawatts this year, up from 9 megawatts last year, according to Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî. To contact the reporter on this story: Justin...

October 31, 2014 10 best and 10 worst countries for gender equality

My Foxny - The annual Global Gender Gap index by the îWorld Economic Forumî, shows marginal improvement in women's equality worldwide, according to data on access to health care, survival rates, education, income and...

October 31, 2014 Fort Kent nurse released from NJ isolation on Ebola fears not yet back home

Bangor Daily News - Earlier Tuesday, Sullivan said he has had no direct contact with Hickox, but he has been in contact with Dr. Sheila Pinette, director of the Maine îCenter for Disease Controlî and Prevention, who...

October 31, 2014 CERULEAN PHARMA INC. FILES (8-K) Disclosing Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibits

TMCnet.com - The Board has determined that Dr. Parkinson is "independent" as contemplated by the îNasdaq Stock Marketî and other governing laws and applicable regulations. In connection with his election to the Board,...

October 31, 2014 Why Japan looks like a good investment opportunity

Market Realist - The GPIF is anticipated to increase the holdings of domestic equities to 25%. According to îAmundiî Japan, even a 3%â4% increase in allocation can invoke inflows of up to 4 trillion Japanese yen...

October 31, 2014 New location for 257 traders

The Star Online - The entire project is expected to be completed by Feb 17, 2016. Jointly developed by î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB) and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), the eight-storey building consists of a...

October 31, 2014 Schroder UK Growth trust appoints Julie Dean's successor

Money Marketing - Prior to joining îSchrodersî in 2013, he ran the Jupiter Growth & Income Fund for seven years. Dean exited îSchrodersî last month and yesterday it was confirmed she would be joining...

October 31, 2014 European shares rally after surprise BoJ easing

Yahoo Finance UK and Ireland - FTSEurofirst 300 up 1.3 pct, Euro îSTOXXî 50 up 1.7 pct * Unexpectedly strong earnings season also lift sentiment By Blaise Robinson PARIS, Oct 31 (Reuters) - European shares surged in...

October 31, 2014 MP: Gov't 'half-truthful' on 1MDB debt liability

Yahoo News Malaysia - The government is being "half truthful" in claiming that it is not liable for a majority of î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB)'s debts, as it had issued "support letters" that are not listed...

October 31, 2014 SOLDIERS' JOURNEY

Salisbury Journal - The exhibition also features the work of 15 yr old Eleanor Ruth Dent who helped out at a îconvalescentî home in Burley (looking after Belgian soldiers and refugees). Her extraordinary journal will...

October 31, 2014 Panasonic Signs Official Worldwide Paralympic Partnership Agreement

Zee News - Panasonic Corporation Executive Officer Satoshi Takeyasu (left) and IPC President Sir Philip Craven (Photo: îBusiness Wireî) The signing ceremony held ... quot; Panasonic will pursue its global initiatives...

October 31, 2014 Food notes around the Charlotte region

Charlotte Observer - She specializes in the paradoxes of the food economy, and sheâs famous for the line âîMichael Pollanî makes me want to eat Cheetos.â Guthman will give a talk from 2-3:30 p.m....

October 31, 2014 Sun Coke project moving forward in Greenup County

Daily Independent - Connection to the grid would be via a 138-kilovolt transmission line to an îAmerican Electric Powerî Co. substation about a mile away in New Boston, Ohio. The electricity would be sold on the open,...

October 31, 2014 AT&T sued for throttling users' "unlimited" data

CBS News - Consumers groups applauded the lawsuit. "Consumers have been complaining about throttling for years," said Delara Derakhshani, policy counsel for îConsumers Unionî. "We're glad the feds are going after...

October 31, 2014 Landstar To Participate In Raymond James' Global Airline/Transportation Conference

Benzinga - Landstar System, Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Its common stock trades on The îNASDAQ Stock Marketî® under the symbol LSTR. SOURCE Landstar System, Inc. > 1862

October 31, 2014 U.S. encouraged to wait on COOL appeal

Feedstuffs - Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said the îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) has advised the U.S. to wait until January if it chooses to appeal the recent country-of-origin labeling rule that found the...

October 31, 2014 Climate change to multiply risks of civil unrest in Bangladesh

en.prothom-alo.com - These apprehensions were revealed in the Climate Change and Environmental Risk Atlas (CCERA) released by global risk analytics company îMaplecroftî. îMaplecroftî prepared the report...

October 31, 2014 China eases monopoly on credit card processing, promising to allow in foreign competitors

FOX News - The îWorld Trade Organizationî ruled two years ago the restrictions treated foreign competitors unfairly. The government said it would review the decision but did little to increase market access. > 1862

October 31, 2014 Consumers don't need to know where meat comes from

Axis of Logic - This week, the îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) finally issued a decision in the challenge made by Mexico and Canada to the U.S.âs country-of-origin (COOL) labeling rules for meat. And...

October 31, 2014 ECB Appoints Four Executing Asset Managers for the ABS Purchase Program

Forex Magnates - There are four companies which have been selected as executing asset managers â French îAmundiî and îAmundiî Intermédiation, German Deutsche Asset & Wealth...

October 31, 2014 These 25 countries have the smallest gender gaps

The Business Journal - This week, the îWorld Economic Forumî released the "2014 Gender Gap Index," the result of nine years of data. The study ranked 142 of the world's countries and measured everything from...

October 31, 2014 ChiNext Investors Get a Rocky Ride

Wall Street Journal - Launched in late October 2009 and billed as Chinaâs equivalent of the îNasdaq Stock Marketî, ChiNext hosts just under 400 companies, with a combined market value of $369 billion, larger...

October 31, 2014 Sustainability Solution 2014: Pedal-powered Recycling in Nigeria

TMCnet.com - The Sustainia Award Ceremony showcases leading sustainability solutions in Copenhagen, where the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) is currently gathered to present its new report on risks...

October 31, 2014 Agua Nueva Earns Industry Excellence Awards

wateronline.com - With US$6.6B in revenue and 26,000 employees, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record and named a leader in sustainable...

October 31, 2014 US Produce groups seek payment-protection system from Canada

FreshPlaza - The U.S. produce groups -- îWestern Growersî, Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA), the Produce Marketing Association (PMA), United Fresh Produce Association, Florida Tomato Exchange, the...

October 31, 2014 Writing Their Verse

Virginia Connection Newspapers - One was on the environment. The other chronicled Nazareth House, a century-old îconvalescentî home in Cape Town. In 2003, Alec said, Nazareth was the first organization to offer...

October 31, 2014 Water-saving tips for drought times

WPTZ 5 News Channel - If you're going to invest in îone waterî-saving appliance this year, this is definitely the one, especially if you have a big family. The long-term savings will be immense, and, bonus, you won't...

October 31, 2014 PennSERS moving $200 million to real estate, private equity funds

Pensions & Investments - îPennsylvania State Employeesâ Retirement Systemî, Harrisburg, committed up to $200 million to four alternatives funds, said Pamela Hile, spokeswoman for the $28 billion pension...

October 31, 2014 European stocks rally on BoJ surprise announcement; Dax jumps 1.50%

NASDAQ - During European morning trade, the DJ Euro îStoxxî 50 surged 1.72%, France's CAC 40 rallied 1.62%, while Germany's DAX jumped 1.50%. In an unexpected move, the BOJ said it would raise its monetary base target...

October 31, 2014 Carlyle-Backed Axalta Trucks Toward $878M IPO

Law 360 - Law360, New York (October 30, 2014, 2:32 PM ET) -- Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. set terms Thursday for an $877.5 million initial public offering, laying the groundwork for îThe Carlyle Groupî to begin its...

October 31, 2014 Travel Ban Could Result in Risks to US Health Security: CDC Director

RIA Novosti - Director of the îCenter for Disease Controlî (CDC) Thomas Frieden said Thursday. "Right now we know who's coming in. If we try to eliminate travel, the possibility that some will travel over land, will...

October 31, 2014 SEC/Finra: Look Out Scamsters Peddling Stocks In Phony Shell Companies

Financial Advisor Magazine - Know where the stock trades. Most stock pump-and-dump schemes involve stocks that do not trade on the îNasdaq Stock Marketî, the New York Stock Exchange or other registered national...

October 31, 2014 ECB to Start ABS Purchase Program in November

english.capital.gr - It said the appointed companies are îAmundiî and îAmundiî Intermédiation, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management International, ING Investment Management and State Street...

October 31, 2014 GMA Honors New York Food Industry Advocate Michael Rosen with 2014 Excellence in Government Affairs Award

Press Release Point - WASHINGTON, DC â The îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî (GMA) today announced that Michael E. Rosen, president and CEO of the Food Industry Alliance of New York State (FIA), is the...

October 31, 2014 James Beard Foundation Examines Food and Health

Triple Pundit - On day two, the crowd heard from Sam Kass, President Barack Obamaâs senior policy advisor for nutrition policy, and author îMichael Pollanî. Yet, it was the lesser-known voices that stole the...

October 31, 2014 SEC fiduciary panel calls for '40 Act rule

Investment News - But they have differed on how to get there. âIt is cleaner to achieve the same goal under the Advisers Act,â said Barbara Roper, director of investor protection at the îConsumer Federation of...

October 31, 2014 Tag Archives: European Central Bank

Forex Magnates - The European Central Bank appointed îAmundiî and îAmundiî Intermédiation, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management International, ING Investment Management and State Street...

October 31, 2014 NIST spells out information-sharing best practices

The Business of Federal Technology - What: A draft document released by the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî to help federal agencies more effectively share cyber threat information. Why:...

October 31, 2014 Visa and Baidu are big market movers

Associated Press - NEW YORK (AP) â Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: The gold mining company reported a quarterly loss on...

October 31, 2014 Zombie Foreclosure Activity Spikes in Spots

ALM Globe St - Interested in Retail' Don't miss RealShare NET LEASE WEST on November 11-12 in Los Angeles. The total number of zombie foreclosures reported in Q3 was down 17% from 141,406 in the second quarter, the firm reports....

October 31, 2014 Daily Report: Equities Boosted by US GDP, Dollar Firm

Action Forex - New Zealand building permits dropped -12.2% mom in September. In Europe, ECB said it had chose Deutsche Bank, ING, State Street and îAmundiî to support its ABS purchase operations. It's expected that...

October 31, 2014 Eye on Millig: Gareloch mansion was a home for families

Helensburgh Advertiser - The Yarrows had a history as benefactors as well as shipbuilders â in 1894, Alfred Yarrow, Harold's father, set up a îconvalescentî home for children at Broadstairs. This was aimed at...

October 31, 2014 METRO/NEWS

Financial Express - Bangladesh tops a list of 32 countries that face extreme risks because of climate change, according to reports published in different online agencies including Reuters.According to a study undertaken by UK...

October 31, 2014 Forget dating apps. These millennials want to save the world

CNN Money - Interest became avocation after the two women finished business school in 2012: With funding initially from the charitable arm of îthe Blackstone Groupî, they formed Tumml and moved to San Francisco. Since...

October 31, 2014 Poll: Majority of doctors concerned about antibiotics use on healthy food animals

The Rock River Times - âAntibiotics are losing their effectiveness due to the growing emergence of âsuperbugs,â bacteria that are resistant to one or more classes of the drugs,â said Michael Hansen, Ph.D.,...

October 31, 2014 Appeal filed over state retirement fund

KOAA 5 - COLORADO SPRINGS(AP) - Colorado Springs attorneys have filed an appeal in the city's dispute over whether it owes the state retirement fund millions of dollars in pension liabilities for Memorial Hospital employees. The...

October 31, 2014 Profitable Developments Announces Contract to Acquire Multiple Properties

University Chronicle - The properties are îdistressed assetsî and the contract price represents a steep discount to market value. From the properties acquired in the initial phase, the company has successfully sold...

October 31, 2014 Angela Harrell Named Head of Voya Foundation and Office of Corporate Responsibility

TMCnet.com - (î3BL Mediaî Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SOURCE: Voya Financial, Inc. DESCRIPTION:October 30, 2014 /î3BL Mediaî/ - Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), formerly ING U.S., announced today that...

October 31, 2014 PM says emissions fund capped

Sky News - Market analysts îRepuTexî say the coalition's $2.55 billion emissions reduction fund will only go a third of the way towards delivering the emissions cuts which Australia has pledged to deliver by 2020. The...

October 31, 2014 When Life Gives You Lemons Get Squeezed Eric Benson Releases New Inspirational Book Series

software20.it - Newly released inspirational book series offers solid tips and advice for families and businesses who are feeling âsqueezed.â Online PR News â 15-October-2014 â Cedar Rapids, Iowa â...

October 31, 2014 U.S. Judge Kaplan Held Investments In Chevron When He Ruled for Company In Ecuador Pollution Dispute

CSR Wire - NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 30 /îCSRwireî/ - The U.S. federal judge who ruled in favor of Chevron in the companyâs campaign to block collection of its $9.5 billion environmental liability in Ecuador held...

October 31, 2014 Public Service Enterprise (PEG) Pulls Off Q3 Earnings Beat - Analyst Blog

NASDAQ - The variance between GAAP and pro forma earnings was due to a net 2 cent charge. îAmerican Electric Powerî Company Inc. ( îAEPî) reported third-quarter 2014 operating earnings of $1.01 per share,...

October 31, 2014 NYSE Had Malfunction in Price Feed for US-Traded Equities

Money News - Scrutiny was trained on systems for transmitting prices in the stock market last year after a breakdown in the processor run by the îNasdaq Stock Marketî resulted in a three-hour halt that froze trading...

October 31, 2014 Indazo announces its award as the best SEO in India

software20.it - Indazo, the leading SEO Company, has been given a prized award and honouring it as the best in India. Online PR News â 16-October-2014 â Bhopal â Indazo, the leading SEO Company, has been given a...

October 31, 2014 Watchdog in S. Phila. doesn't shrink from Comcast

Philadelphia Daily News - The nonprofit îConsumers Unionî, which publishes the research-based Consumer Reports, acquired the Consumerist from Gawker Media in 2009. At the time, the Consumerist had monthly traffic of...

October 31, 2014 Blackstone To Acquire Philadelphia Financial Group, Inc. From Tiptree Financial Inc.

The Street - ("PFG"), to funds managed by the Tactical Opportunities Group of îThe Blackstone Groupî L.P. (NYSE:BX) ("Blackstone"), for approximately $155 million in cash plus additional consideration of approximately...

October 31, 2014 Utility bulls are charging into Exelon

Option MONSTER - There was also highly bullish activity today in îAmerican Electric Powerî, a Columbus, Ohio-based holding company, and New Orleans-based generator Entergy. November contracts in NextEra Energy cited...

October 31, 2014 Labor group files complaint about state government investment practices under Christie

Daily Journal - A labor group filed an ethics complaint Friday claiming it was improper that the man who oversees investments of New Jersey's pension funds was also involved in Gov. Chris Christie's re-election campaign. The New...

October 31, 2014 Even Art for Sale as Philippine Pension Gains Sour: Asean Credit

Economia e Finanza con Bloomberg - 22. Relative Returns âPhilippine bond yields are still at the lower end relative to other countries in Asia,â Raymond Lim, the Singapore-based head of Asian debt at...

October 31, 2014 Silton: Ignore the noise of the quarterly earnings game and focus on the long term

The News & Observer - He is a retired money manager living in Chapel Hill. He was CIO for the îNorth Carolina Retirementî System from 2002-2005. He writes the blog http://meditationonmoneymanagement.blogspot.com/...

October 31, 2014 Fitzgerald: Wisdom from the book of Stockton, Chapter 9

The Record - Franklinâs attorneys bellowed it was unfair to give them peanuts while leaving the cityâs biggest creditor, îCalPERSî untouched. They wanted Stockton to cut public employee pensions. So did a...

October 31, 2014 Sound macro fundamentals and positive policies to continue supporting economy

theSundaily - according to the 4Q14 investment outlook report by îHSBC Global Asset Managementî (HSBC). The valuation gap between corporate assets and government bonds has, however, narrowed over the past year. The...

October 31, 2014 ECB to start ABS purchases in Nov with help from asset managers

Yahoo Finance UK and Ireland - The ECB said on Thursday it had chosen Deutsche Bank (Xetra: 514000 - news) ING, State Street and îAmundiî to support its efforts to buy asset-backed securities. The ECB has already...

October 31, 2014 Judge Approves Bankruptcy Exit for Stockton, Calif.

Deal Book - And some have blamed Californiaâs state pension system, îCalpersî, for locking Stockton into a plan it cannot afford by erroneously contending years ago that the benefits would not cost much because...

October 31, 2014 Congratulations to the 2014 Best Corporate Steward-Small & Mid-Market Business Finalists!

TMCnet - (î3BL Mediaî Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SOURCE: USCCF Corporate Citizenship Center DESCRIPTION:Congratulations to Best Corporate StewardâSmall & Mid-Market Business Finalists, Blackbaud Inc., CETRA...

October 31, 2014 NEWSMAKER-From duck eggs to fiscal deficit, the journey by Indonesia's economics minister

Reuters - In his two years as minister, Djalil led a major campaign to set up a large holding company, along the lines of state investors like Singapore's Temasek Holdings and Malaysia's îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî,...

October 31, 2014 Big polluters must pay if limits broken - The West Australian

7 News Yahoo - Labor's leapt on a report by pollution market expert îReputexî that the centrepiece Emissions Reduction Fund would at best deliver 30 per cent of what was required to reach the bipartisan 5 per cent cut...

October 31, 2014 UK MIDDAY BRIEFING: Royal Dutch Shell Taps New Chairman, Lifts Profit

Morningstar - China's current account surplus grew in the third quarter from the previous three months, figures from the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî (SAFE) showed. The current account surplus rose to...

October 31, 2014 Intl Consortium Proposes to Inject BGN 2.3B in Bulgaria's KTB - FinMin

Novinite - Speaking on bTV channel, Porozhanov said the proposal of îState General Reserve Fundî of îOmanî, Vienna-based EPIC Group and GemCorp Capital LLP was submitted to Bulgariaâs government,...

October 31, 2014 Schroder UK Growth board appoints Matthews as Dean replacement

Investment Week - The trust has been reviewing its investment management options over the past few weeks, in the wake of Deanâs departure from îSchrodersî. "A substantial number of managers indicated an interest...

October 31, 2014 Town Hall offers glimpse into the future

csus.edu - The presentation by Steve Weiss, of the îWeiss Groupî, included the Universityâs perceived strengths: location, accessibility, quality and diversity; and presented the six pillars that will serve as...

October 31, 2014 Cegereal, the French Core Office REIT: A new Green Star in the GRESB ranking

TMCnet.com - (îThomson Reutersî ONE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Press release Paris, October 31, 2014 - 8:30 a.m. Permanent information Making an impressive debut in the Global Real Estate îSustainabilityî...

October 31, 2014 SEC, FINRA: 5 Tips to Avoid Penny Stock Scams

Think Advisor - 2. Know where the stock trades. Most stock pump-and-dump schemes involve stocks that do not trade on The îNASDAQ Stock Marketî, the New York Stock Exchange or other registered national securities...

October 31, 2014 Cuba as the End Times Approach

Havana Times - Hydraulic fracturing is the last hope of the United Statesâ îconvalescentî economy and, owing to their intimate relationship, of the world economy as well. For the time being, fracking is faring...

October 31, 2014 Mortgage servicer locks onto £5bn target

Bridging and Commercial Distributor - These include performing and non-performing loans. The migrations have enabled the clients to access and utilise Pepperâs renowned îspecial servicingî expertise and state of...

October 31, 2014 NIST Launches New Calibration Service For High-Power Lasers

Photonics Online - The îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî (NIST) has launched a new calibration service for high-power lasers of the sort used by manufacturers for applications such as cutting and...

October 31, 2014 Sunnyvale ups its medical coverage contribution for retirees

San Jose Mercury News - In order to maintain balance between the city's medical contribution for active employees and retirees, the city's contribution to the California Public Employees' Retirement System for retiree medical...

October 31, 2014 Colony Financial Inc.: Is It Time to Buy This Dividend Stock'

NASDAQ - Mortgage REITs mostly invest in residential or îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî, where cash flows from the underlying mortgage pools may or may not be backed by a government-sponsored entity such as...

October 31, 2014 Randgold Resources Limited Rating Reiterated by Deutsche Bank (RRS)

Ticker Report - They have a $9.00 price target on that stock, down previously from $10.00. Finally, Deutsche Bank reiterated its buy rating on shares of îThe Carlyle Groupî LP. They have a $33.00 price target on that...

October 31, 2014 American Electric, Entergy draw bulls

Option MONSTER - and yesterday there was bullish activity in îAmerican Electric Powerî and Entergy. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected call buying in both companies, trades that position investors to profit...

October 31, 2014 All about Social

Curacao Chronicle - WILLEMSTAD â KLM and Curaçao Airport Partners joined forces to offer the children residing at the local childrenâs îconvalescentî sanctuary Siloam an unforgettable...

October 31, 2014 California city faces key ruling on bankruptcy

Dayton Daily News - Marc Levinson, the city's lead bankruptcy attorney, declined to comment on the city's treatment of its contract with California Public Employees' Retirement System, or îCalPERSî, in light of...

October 31, 2014 Bankruptcy ruling: Sigh of relief

The Record - Stocktonâs employees, Klein said, would be âthe real victimsâ of any adjustment to the cityâs îCalPERSî contract. Additionally, Klein said, city employees work under union...

October 31, 2014 Brazil Unexpectedly Lifts Rate on Rousseff Vow to Tame CPI

Businessweek - The move will help re-establish confidence among traders that Rousseff in her second term will tackle the challenges confronting the second-largest emerging market, Michael Henderson, principal Latin America...

October 31, 2014 Direct Action is like a dodgy laundry powder that never gets the climate clean

theguardian.com - The latest from analysts îReputexî said for the plan to meet the target, you would need between $3.3 billion and $6 billion extra per year. In any case, the Climate Change Authority has already said...

October 31, 2014 Stockton bankruptcy plan approved with no pension cuts

Pensions & Investments - This month, Mr. Klein ruled that îCalPERSî doesn't deserve special protection, the first time the state pension fund was found vulnerable to cuts in a bankruptcy. îCalPERSî and...

October 31, 2014 Chamber board of directors welcomes new chairman

Valley Morning Star - HARLINGEN â The Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerceâs Board of Directors will begin a new year under the leadership of Chamber Board Chairman Frank Espinoza, manager of community affairs for...

October 31, 2014 A look back on WEFTEC 2014

Water Technology Online - New Orleans recently served as the host city for the îWater Environment Federationîâs (WEF) 87 th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, or WEFTEC 2014. It featured a collection of...

October 31, 2014 Fitch Downgrades Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's GOs to 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

Machinery & Equipment MRO - Fitch Ratings has downgraded the rating on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's general obligation (GO) bonds to 'AA-' from 'AA.' In addition, Fitch downgrades the ratings on bonds supported by the...

October 31, 2014 Which equity market offers the best value currently'

Investment Week - Experts from Cornelian Asset Managers, JPM Fusion, Daniel Stewart & Company, Financial Express, Liontrust Asset Management, ClearBridge Investments, Aviva Investors, Investec, îAmundiî, Squircle...

October 31, 2014 ECB says will launch asset purchase programme in Nov

MENAFN - The central bank said it has appointed four executing asset managers to carry out the ABS programme. The appointed companies are îAmundiî and îAmundiî Intermediation; Deutsche Asset & Wealth...

October 31, 2014 Britain's Cameron appeals to Qatar emir for more investment

Reuters - Among its highest profile investments are London's tallest building, the Shard, which was funded by the Qatari royal family, and the upmarket Harrods department store owned by sovereign wealth fund îQatar...

October 31, 2014 Five Statewide Amendments to be on Nov. 4th. election ballot

Greene County Democrat - The amendment would allow for additional payments from the îAlabama Trust Fundî to fund any bond issued, provide for competitive bidding of the bonds, require the Bond Commission to contract...

October 31, 2014 Amendment 2 would OK funds for Guard armories

The Auburn Villager - The debt service on the bonds would be paid from the îAlabama Trust Fundî, the stateâs savings account that collects oil and gas revenues. The ATF helps fund state agencies and finance...

October 31, 2014 BNEF Assesses Clean Energy Activities in Emerging Economies

energy-l.iisd.org - 28 October 2014: A study by Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî (BNEF) assessing clean energy activities and investments in emerging markets has found that capacity additions in these markets, over the...

October 31, 2014 Gov. Bentley speaks at event in Lamar County

Tuscaloosa News - Gov. Robert Bentley spoke on Wednesday at a double ribbon-cutting ceremony at Lamar County's new city of Vernon Industrial Park at 508 îConvalescentî Road. The ceremony also recognized K&S...

October 31, 2014 Hong Kong Update: China Will Punish City If Occupy Central Protests Continue, Says Former Banking Chief

International Business Times - Yam was the chief executive of the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî from 1993 to 2009. Hong Kongâs Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury K.C. Chan told the cityâs...

October 31, 2014 US re-opens investigation into Standard Chartered breaking Iran sanctions

Daily Telegraph - Britain's most expensive garage sold for £550,000 The 10 highest-paid jobs you can do from home UK exit is 'priority', says Clydesdale and Yorkshire bank owner îAEPî: QE central bankers...

October 31, 2014 UPDATE 3-Jeffrey Gundlach's DoubleLine Funds see jump in inflows

Reuters - DoubleLine Capital, based in Los Angeles, said on Wednesday its flagship DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund ended September with net inflows of $1.32 billion, compared with $562 million in August, bringing the fund's net...

October 31, 2014 402 Members Named to Forensic Science Standards Organization

Forensic Magazine - The U.S. Commerce Departmentâs îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî (NIST) has announced the final appointments to the Organization for Scientific Area Committees (OSAC),...

October 31, 2014 Fitch Downgrades or Withdraws Ratings on Distressed Classes in 12 U.S. CMBS Transactions

Benzinga - Fitch Ratings has taken various rating actions on already distressed U.S. îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî (CMBS) bonds. Fitch downgraded 19 bonds in 11 transactions to 'D', as the bonds have...

October 31, 2014 UAE And The Grand Duchy Of Luxembourg Sign A Protocol To Amend The Agreement On The Avoidance Of Double Taxation And Prevention Of Fiscal Evasion

Abu Dhabi City Guide - These entities include the îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî (ADIA), the Central Bank of the UAE, Abu Dhabi Investment Council (ADIC), Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA), International...

October 31, 2014 No Quick Fixes For Drivers Affected By Air Bag Recall

WBUR - The warning cautions drivers not to use their vehicles until they are serviced by a dealer. Ellen Bloom, senior director of federal policy with îConsumers Unionî, says she's worried that drivers have grown too...

October 31, 2014 Abu Dhabi hires regulatory chief to oversee financial centre

Financial Times - Ahmed al-Sayegh, ADGMâs chairman, has said the centre will capitalise on assets worth $1tn controlled by Abu Dhabi-based institutions, including sovereign wealth funds, such as the îAbu Dhabi...

October 31, 2014 Only 4.4% of SOFAZ investment portfolio intended for active investment

abc.az - Baku, Fineko/abc.az. The îState Oil Fundî of îAzerbaijanî (SOFAZ), known for its conservatism, intended no more than 4.4% of its investment portfolio or about $1.639 bn for active investment...

October 31, 2014 S&P in Talks to Settle Regulators' Mortgage Rating Probes

Money News - The parent of Standard & Poor's said it was in active settlement talks with federal and state regulators over its ratings on six îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî. McGraw Hill Financial Inc....

October 31, 2014 Get smart about picking your hospital

Orange County Register - The state has to publish information annually, but does not have a specific deadline by which to do so, according to Lisa McGiffert, director of îConsumers Unionîâs Safe Patients...

October 31, 2014 CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Australia govt wins backing for emissions scheme

Reuters - "On its own, we project that the Emissions Reduction Fund will fall short of Australia's commitment," said Hugh Grossman, executive director at analysis firm îReputexî. The fund would only be sufficient to...

October 31, 2014 Blackstone Group looking at new $13 billion real estate fund

propertyforum.com - Perhaps the major attraction of Blackstone is the fact that the company is willing and able to invest in everything from individual family properties to îdistressed assetsî in any part of the...

October 31, 2014 Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Goes On A Roller Coaster Ride

ETF Daily News - First Trust NASDAQ îClean Edgeî Green Energy Index Fund â QCLN If you would like to invest in TSLA while avoiding the dizzying price swings, consider an ETF such as QCLN, which holds 49 stocks...

October 31, 2014 Groups Ask Supermarkets To Ban Meat From Animals Fed Antibiotics

Design&Trend - Laboratory-made versions of antibiotics have been used in feed for quite some time. Like Us on Facebook îConsumers Unionî and the California Public Interest Research Group both called for the stores...

October 31, 2014 Growing ag leaders

BROWNFIELD - îMonsantoî president Brett Begemann says thereâs no better place to see the future of agriculture than the National FFA convention. In front of more than 60,000 FFA members, Begemann announced...

October 31, 2014 Gains made in the global fight against Ebola, but more must be done: US envoy

South China Morning Post - US envoy Samantha Power said she will return from West Africa to the United States and the îUnited Nationsî on Thursday with a message of âhope and possibilityâ that the global...

October 31, 2014 Ritz-Carlton Kyoto wins Development of the Year Award

Japan Today - In the largest M&A transaction of the period, the îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî (ADIA) acquired Tourism Asset Holdings Ltd (TAHL) - Australiaâs largest owner of hotels - in a deal reportedly...

October 31, 2014 Power Supply targets household appliances.

Thomasnet News - Since 2011, Delta has been selected as a member of the prestigious îDow Jones Sustainabilityî⢠World Index (DJSI World) for 3 consecutive years. In 2013 it was also included in the DJSI...

October 31, 2014 Appetite grows for information on non-financial performance

Financial News - Eric Borremans, head of sustainability research at BNP Paribas Asset Management, a backer of the îEnhanced Analytics Initiativeî and the Carbon Disclosure Project, said that investors are increasingly...

October 31, 2014 Hedge Fund News: Bill Ackman, Christian Leone & Valueact Capital

INSIDER MONKEY - Steven Shapiro slipped in this tidbit about what made a struggling U.K. bank an attractive investment to a hedge fund that specializes in îdistressed assetsî. âAnd then it emerged that the...

October 31, 2014 High Court bars Buddle Findlay from acting against Kerr

Scoop - Buddle Findlay helped Kerr establish the Torchlight group in 2009, carrying out "significant work" including for the Torchlight Fund and its acquisitions of îdistressed assetsî. Justice Gilbert said Kerr's...

October 31, 2014 Fitch: Regulatory, Competition Risk Weigh on Singapore Casinos

News Philippines Yahoo - Contacts: Michael Paladino, CFA Senior Director Corporate Finance +1 (212) 908 9113 îFitch Ratingsî 33 Whitehall Street New York, NY 10004 Justin Patrie, CFA Senior Director +65 6796 7232...

October 31, 2014 Malaysia wins in Singapore tax dispute

The Rakyat Post - Yesterdayâs decision saw the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague rule in favour of Malaysiaâs arguments that no extra land tax needed to be paid by the Khazanah Nasional...

October 31, 2014 Stockton, California, workers relieved as judge ruling secures pensions

Yahoo News - SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - Stockton, California, employees breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday as a judge ruled the city could exit bankruptcy, leaving benefits administered by public pension giant...

October 31, 2014 Versant Commercial Brokerage Adds Three New Hires to Growing Team

Benzinga - While focusing on new business development and client relations, Samantha assisted investors, in both distressed and non-îdistressed assetsî, decide on the best course of action for maximizing the return on...

October 31, 2014 Is Your Consultant Breaking the Law'

aiCIO - About 80% of UK pension funds planning to take on a fiduciary or outsourced manager employed investment îconsultantsî such as Aon Hewitt, îMercerî, or Towers Watson, according to a market survey...

October 31, 2014 GIC Buys Tokyo Building in Bet on Rising Property Prices

Yahoo Finance - It also teamed up with U.S. property developer Related Cos. and the îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî to purchase the headquarters space of Time Warner Inc. (TWX) in New York City's Columbus Circle for...

October 31, 2014 Allegiancy Releases Q&A With Expert On SECs New Regulation A+, Rob Kaplan

KXXV-TV News 25 - (Read Kaplans full article on this subject here) Allegiancy: What do you think about our companys decision to be an early adopter of the new rules and our plan to offer îpreferred equityî securities...

October 31, 2014 India to Set up New Process for Appointing Top Officials of State-Run Banks

NDTV - Fitch Ratings expects stressed assets to reach 14 percent of loans by March next year. While a sluggish economy is the main reason for a rise in îdistressed assetsî, an RBI report in August also blamed lending...

October 31, 2014 Danone To Acquire 25% Of Private Equity-Backed Yashili

chinamoneynetwork.com - Upon completion of the transaction, Mengniu, currently Yashiliâs majority shareholder, will see its îholdingsî being diluted to 51.0% from 68.05%. Danone will hold 25%. Last November,...

October 31, 2014 UN Committee accused of being biased

Colombo Gazette - The îUnited Nationsî (UN) Human Rights Committee has been accused of being biased by the Government. Cabinet spokesman and Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said that the Committee had failed to...

October 31, 2014 One-fifth of UK tracker investors paying 1% for sub-par performance

FE Trustnet - The most expensive indexed product we found in the sector is the £103.8m CIS UK îFTSE4Goodî Tracker, which has an OCF of 1.5 per cent. As a point of comparison, some highly rated active...

October 31, 2014 Lack of funds impeding our work-Auditor General

Citi FM Online - The Auditor General made this remarks at the sidelines of the 5th Audit Service annual îaccountabilityî lecturers. It was on the theme, State Audit- Achieving Better Public...

October 31, 2014 Frankenfoods Fight at the Crossroads - newsletter 103114 from Organic Consumers Association

Food Consumer - Despite the fact that the Gene Giants (îMonsantoî Dupont, Dow, Syngenta, BASF, and Bayer), backed by the worldâs largest junk food manufactures (Coca Cola, Pepsi, Kraft, General Mills,...

October 31, 2014 China's preliminary Q3 current account surplus US$81.5b

The Business Times - preliminary data from the foreign exchange regulator showed on Thursday. The figures, published by the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî(SAFE) on its website, are subject to revisions. >...

October 31, 2014 Blackstone : Fajr Capital, Mumtalakat and Blackstone acquire significant minority stake in GEMS Education

4 Traders - Bahrain îMumtalakat Holding Companyî ("Mumtalakat"), the investment arm of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Tactical Opportunities funds managed by Blackstone ("Blackstone") are the other partners in the...

October 31, 2014 Better Water Management Needed to Eradicate Poverty

Inter Press Service - Torgny Holmgren is Executive Director of the îStockholm International Water Instituteî (SIWI). STOCKHOLM, Oct 30 2014 (IPS) - It demands repetition: water is a precondition for all life. It keeps...

October 31, 2014 Banks Under Gun To Resolve Their Troubled Real Estate

Investors Business Daily - The loss-share concept aims to align the interests of the acquiring banks and FDIC by ensuring that institutions will do their best to maximize the value of the îdistressed assetsî, Jackson...

October 31, 2014 UN POWER GROWS LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT

Liberty News Online - For many years, U.S. leaders have been transferring our nationâs independence to the îUnited Nationsî. Their goal, and certainly the goal of the UNâs founders and current leaders, is...

October 31, 2014 China's Q3 current account balances out

Market Watch - The nation had a capital and financial account deficit of $81.6 billion in the third quarter, indicating net outflows of investment funds, the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî said. There was...

October 31, 2014 CORRECTED-S&P in settlement talks with regulators over mortgage securities

Reuters - S&P's îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî business suffered a setback in July 2011 when the rating agency discovered a methodology error and withdrew its ratings on a $1.5 billion commercial real...

October 31, 2014 Sanofi Restates commitment to Nigeria, Africa

This Day Live - For the eighth consecutive year, Sanofi has been included in the World îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Indices (DJSI World), the most recognized international sustainability index by investors. Sanofi is...

October 31, 2014 Fitch Downgrades 3 Classes of JPM 2006-LDP7

Business Wire - The loan transferred to îspecial servicingî in May 2014 for imminent default as the sponsor is unable to continue to fund property operating shortfalls. Additionally, the borrower is unable to fund any...

October 31, 2014 Banco Bradesco 3Q14 Results

Morning Star - The Bradesco Organization fully complies with best global sustainability and corporate governance practices, particularly: Global Compact, PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment), îEquator...

October 31, 2014 CCPA: Why the Tim Hortons Takeover is a Bad Deal for Canadians

Value Walk - To finance the acquisition, the combined company will take on C$13.7 billion in debt and îpreferred equityî in what amounts to the largest restaurant leveraged buyout in U.S. and Canadian history. As...

October 31, 2014 US: Reported Syrian Attack on Displaced Civilians is 'Barbaric'

Voice of America - A îUnited Nationsî panel has issued periodic reports on the human rights situation in Syria during the war, consistently finding that government forces are carrying out widespread attacks on...

October 31, 2014 I was nervous to deliver gender equality speech: Emma Watson

The Indian Express - âHarry Potterâ star Emma Watson has admitted that she was âvery nervousâ before delivering her highly-praised speech on gender equality at the îUnited Nationsî summit last...

October 31, 2014 The Desk De-Cluttering Guide For People Who Hate This Kind Of Thing

Fast Company - Martin says another way to build in îaccountabilityî is to schedule a video call with a colleague or friend. Block out 30 minutes on your calendar to catch up while you both clear off your desks. Repeat...

October 31, 2014 Fitch Affirms New York State Environmental Facilities Corp's 1991 MFI SRF Bds at 'AAA'

malaysiasun.com - The latest îFitch Ratingsî/Fixed Income Forum survey of professional money managers finds investors grappling with complex and conflicting credit market conditions including inconsistent global...

October 31, 2014 Textile and garment makers discuss 'Made in the UK'

Just-style - The growing hunger for 'Made in the UK' products is finally translating into business for many UK textile and garment manufacturers, according to exhibitors at the inaugural Make it British 'Meet the Manufacturer'...

October 31, 2014 Judge to rule on whether Stockton, California can exit bankruptcy

ALLMEDIANY - A haircut to California Public Employees' Retirement System, or îCalpersî, pensions would be unprecedented in municipal bankruptcy. And both Stockton and îCalpersî have adamantly opposed the...

October 31, 2014 Some Investors Chafe at Bank of America Combining Chairman-CEO Roles

Wall Street Journal - âBrian Moynihan has done a superb job as CEO of Bank of America and he will make an excellent Chairman as well.â But îCalstrsî has already told the bank of its concerns and is in...

October 31, 2014 Stockton seeks to exit from bankruptcy

WRAL - Marc Levinson, the city's lead bankruptcy attorney, declined to comment on the city's treatment of its contract with California Public Employees' Retirement System, or îCalPERSî, in light of Klein's ruling. "I...

October 31, 2014 Fitch: Legacy U.S. CMBS Performance Stabilizes

StreetInsider - The dollar amount of delinquencies fell 1.3% on the quarter while the dollar amount of loans in îspecial servicingî fell by 3.5%. Meanwhile, new issue metrics reflect increased diversity, but slightly...

October 31, 2014 Moody : assigns (P)P-2 to Mashreq's (London branch) Certificates of Deposit programme

4 Traders - 6h ago îMOODYSî: DE/ MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RES.. 7h ago MOODY: s: Outlook for Indian banking system remains negative 7h ago MOODY: maintains stable outlook on...

October 31, 2014 Chinese financial institutions expand beyond Hong Kong with yuan products

Reuters - [ID:nL4N0SM15F] * Yuan deposits in Hong Kong rose 0.8 percent to 944.5 billion yuan ($154.51 billion) in September from the previous month, the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî said on Wednesday. Cross-border...

October 31, 2014 Three lakh LED street lights across Kolkata soon

The Hindu - The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) participated in a unique global trial of LED outdoor lighting organised by îThe Climate Groupî (TCG), an international NGO, in 2011â2012. Other collaborators...

October 31, 2014 Are We There Yet' Bringing an Economic and Social Framework to Sustainability

Triple Pundit - Evaluating by functional areas makes it easy to assign îaccountabilityî and responsibility while fostering organizational understanding and dialogue. Each practice describes three maturity levels of...

October 31, 2014 MGM Resorts reports loss of $20.3 million in 3rd quarter

Las Vegas NV Blog - Alex Bumazhny, an analyst with îFitch Ratingsî, asserted the companyâs performance in Las Vegas was a little disappointing yet the bigger tale continues to be the slow and steady recovery...

October 31, 2014 Stockton bankruptcy ruling preserves city pensions

Los Angeles Times - If Judge Christopher M. Klein had rejected Stockton's plan and forced the city to reduce its payments to îCalPERSî, it could have opened the door for other financially ailing cities struggling with...

October 31, 2014 Monetary statistics for September 2014

7th Space - Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The following is issued on behalf of the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî: According to statistics published today (October 31) by the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî, total...

October 31, 2014 Keeping Afghanistan on the right track

The Record - Like any îresponsible investorî, the United States demands accountability from Afghanistan for its investment. The agency that I oversee, the U.S. Agency for International Development, has created an...

October 31, 2014 South Notebook: Source Interlink hasn't left Bonita yet

The News-Press - "A lot of people are interested in large blocks of space ... a whole floor, maybe two," said Randal îMercerî, of CRE îConsultantsî, which leases office buildings. "At this point we're...

October 31, 2014 Judge approves California city's bankruptcy plan

Yahoo News - About $20 million will come from the general fund, a figure that amounts to 11 percent of the fund. Matthew Jacobs, îCalPERSî general counsel, praised Stockton for its decision against taking advantage of...

October 31, 2014 Blackstone, Gulf cos snap up stake in GEMS Education

The Hindu Business Line - Financial details were not disclosed. âBahrain îMumtalakat Holding Companyî, the investment arm of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Tactical Opportunities funds managed by Blackstone are the...

October 31, 2014 California Public Pensions Added to Open Data Website

Government Technology - The siteâs financial information currently covers an 11-year period â from fiscal year 2002-03 through 2012-13, and includes data on the California Public Employeesâ Retirement System...

October 31, 2014 Chad Holliday brings green conscience to Shell

Financial Times - Mr Holliday is a former chairman of the îWorld Business Council for Sustainable Developmentî, a corporate sustainability group. He is also a former board member of WWF, a leading conservation body....

October 31, 2014 Pink Hill Elementary School receives $25,000 grant

Kinston Free Press - PINK HILL | Students at Pink Hill Elementary School will soon get hands-on experience in both traditional and innovative plant-growing practices after receiving a $25,000 grant from îMonsantoî. A...

October 31, 2014 Don't ignore that big packet from benefits department

Chron - Michael Barbour: Partner who leads the health care practice in Houston for îMercerî, a benefits îconsultingî firm. John Mann: Senior vice president of business development at USI, a national...

October 31, 2014 How much offshore staff do the top mortgage servicers use'

Housing Wire - In a new report, îFitch Ratingsî details the rise in offshoring, particularly among the nonbanks, and why the practice of offshoring should be concerning for both consumers and investors. âAs...

October 31, 2014 Policy, competition, weigh on Singapore casinos: Fitch

ggrasia.com - Singaporeâs casinos face increased regional competition, and âpotential changes to gaming policies that weigh on their medium-term growth and profitability outlookâ, said îFitch...

October 31, 2014 SENATE REJECTS MUGABE

newsdzezimbabwe.co.uk - SENATE on Tuesday passed the Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) of Zimbabwe Bill with some Senators demanding the removal of a clause which said President Robert Mugabe should be a trustee of the fund. The Bill,...

October 31, 2014 Nigeria still a Babel

Businessday - Fifty-four years on, Nigerians are still discussing their situation. Some believe that the whole business of amalgamation between North and South, in the first place, was a disaster. They insist thereâs no...

October 31, 2014 Half of financial consumers consider ethical switching

Ekklesia - The importance of responsible or ethical concerns in finance is supported by îEIRISîâ estimate that the amount of money invested in the UKâs green and ethical retail funds reached over...

October 31, 2014 NUSD Race: Following Through on Programs

The Natomas Buzz - At a school site, the responsibility for leadership, program implementation and îaccountabilityî is given to a Principal. Programs succeed and are correctly implemented, when the Principal, along...

October 31, 2014 Malaysia Airlines sued by 2 boys over Flight 370

Statesman - "The question is, could we have salvaged the situation if action was taken earlier'" Arunan said. "We want îaccountabilityî." The plane is believed to have gone down in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean,...

October 31, 2014 Fitch to Rate CarMax Auto Owner Trust 2014-4; Issues Presale

Morning Star - îFitch Ratingsî expects to assign the following ratings and Rating Outlooks to the notes issued by CarMax Auto Owner Trust 2014-4 listed below: --$157,000,000 class A-1 'F1+sf'; --$330,000,000 class...

October 31, 2014 Fitch Rates Deltona, FL's Utility System Revs at 'A+'; Outlook Stable

Morning Star - îFitch Ratingsî assigns an 'A+' rating to the following Deltona, FL (the city) revenue bonds: --$22,120,000 million utility system (the system) revenue bonds, series 2014. Bond proceeds will be used to...

October 31, 2014 Rosneft's Funding Request Considered by Russia

Marine Link - Dvorkovich said that Rosneft had yet to apply formally for help from the îNational Wealth Fundî and that it must define the projects for which it needs money from the fund. "Everyone has the right to...

October 31, 2014 "BANCO BILBAO VIZCAYA ARGENTARIA SAID THIRD-QUARTER NET PROFIT ROSE SHARPLY FROM A YEAR EARLIER AS ..."

AD HOC News - yahoo.com schreibt dazu: Federal Reserve will signal it is in no rush to raise interest rates buoyed stock markets, while positive broker comments lifted îIntertekî. îIntertekî, which carries...

October 31, 2014 Washington Times Lobs Grenades At Severely Disabled Veterans

Disabledveterans - Yesterday, Washington Times lobbed grenades at severely disabled veterans following a newly released Government îAccountabilityî Office report. The title of the Washington Times article was...

October 31, 2014 Fitch Rates Denver School District No. 1, CO GOs 'AA+'; Outlook Stable

Technology Marketing Corporation - îFitch Ratingsî assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following Denver School District No. 1, CO bonds: --$149.2 million general obligation (GO) refunding bonds, series 2014B. The bonds are...

October 31, 2014 Anti-Labeling Campaign Tries to Buy Oregon Election with Record Setting $19 Million in Misleading Advertising

eNews Park Forest - The ballot initiative, which would mandate labeling of genetically engineered foods in the state, has faced forceful opposition and deep pockets of numerous corporations, most notably îMonsantoî...

October 31, 2014 Keeping S. Rajaratnam's zeal for regional links alive

The Straits Times - It is both fitting and timely that îTemasekî îHoldingsî has launched the $100 million S. Rajaratnam Endowment to deepen regional ties with the aspiration of bringing about peace and...

October 31, 2014 Abacus conducts TRS post-survey meeting

The Nation - KARACHI (PR): Abacus îConsultingî, in collaboration with îMercerî, organized the TRS-2014 post survey meeting, celebrating the 10th publication of the annual All Industry Total Remuneration...

October 31, 2014 Skyhigh's New Report Reveals Significant Policy Enforcement Gaps and Latent Insider Threat Risks

Broadway World - For the first time in the report's history, Skyhigh has partnered with the Cloud Security Alliance to compare actual usage and îrisk metricsî with survey responses from security professionals. The...

October 31, 2014 ING comfortably passes AQR and stress test

Benzinga - Sustainability forms an integral part of ING's corporate strategy, which is evidenced by ING Group shares being included in the îFTSE4Goodî index and in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (Europe and World)...

October 31, 2014 Singapore casinos' medium-term growth, profits threatened by regional competition

Yahoo Singapore Finance - Singapore casinos such as Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa may not grow as strongly and rake in as much profits as they would like in the medium term due to increasing regional competition,...

October 31, 2014 Fitch: Singapore's casinos to face increased regional competition

The Star Online - KUALA LUMPUR: îFitch Ratingsî expects Singapore's integrated resort casinos casinos -- Marina Bay Sands (MBS) and Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) -- to face increased regional competition. In its...

October 31, 2014 TABLE-HK dollar September M-3 rises 9.7 pct on year

Yahoo News Singapore - Oct 31 (Reuters) - Hong Kong's M3 money supply at the end of September grew 9.7 percent from a year earlier and fell 0.3 percent from the previous month, the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî said...

October 31, 2014 Palestine urges UN to put an end to Israel's illegal settlements

Firstpost - îUnited Nationsî: The Palestinians have urged the UN Security Council to demand that Israel immediately reverse plans to build more Jewish settlements, at an emergency meeting called to address tensions in...

October 31, 2014 Fitch: Volatility Rattles US High Yield Market

Benzinga - The average price of US high yield bonds on a par-weighted basis fell nearly 2.5 points in a one-month span, a reflection of global growth concerns according to îFitch Ratingsî. The market price decline to...

October 31, 2014 Students recount racial bias of UCPD

Chicago Maroon - Former UCPD chief Rudy Nimocks commented on the disparity between the standards of transparency and îaccountabilityî that apply to the CPD and those that apply to the UCPD. âUniversity police...

October 31, 2014 PTTEP records solid Q3 profit despite odds

Oil Voice - An 8% rise in sales volumes projected for 2014. PTTEP has been selected as a listed company of the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Index or DJSI in Sustainability World Index of the Oil and Gas Sector. This...

October 31, 2014 'Women officers in military component serve no useful purpose'

Economic Times - îUNITED NATIONSî: India has told the UN Security Council that it does not subscribe to the view that women should form part of the military component of peacekeeping missions, emphasising no "useful...

October 31, 2014 U.S.-Israel Relationship in Crisis

Front Page - Joseph Klein is a Harvard-trained lawyer and the author of Global Deception: The UNâs Stealth Assault on Americaâs Freedom and Lethal Engagement: Barack Hussein Obama, the îUnited Nationsî...

October 31, 2014 Fitch Rates Morgan Stanley's Institutional Liquidity Funds - Money Market Portfolio 'AAAmmf'

news.morningstar.com - The fund seeks a high level of current income consistent with liquidity and the preservation of capital by investing in short-term U.S. dollar-denominated debt obligations, including obligations of domestic...

October 31, 2014 Fitch Revises MNRB Retakaful's Outlook to Negative; Affirms IFS 'BBB+'

Yahoo Finance - (The following statement was released by the rating agency)SINGAPORE/HONG KONG, October 31 (Fitch) îFitch Ratingsî hasrevised the Outlook on Malaysia's MNRB Retakaful Berhad's (MRT) Insurer...

October 31, 2014 These Maps of California's Water Shortage Are Terrifying

Source: Mother Jones

Just how bad is California's water shortage? Really, really bad, according to these new maps, which represent groundwater withdrawals in California during the first three years of the state's ongoing and epochal drought:

October 31, 2014 38 federal agencies reveal their vulnerabilities to climate change — and what they’re doing about it

Source: Washington Post

The Obama administration on Friday plans to publish a small library's worth of climate change documents, outlining 38 federal agencies' vulnerabilities to global warming and how they will address them -- as well as a separate and...

October 31, 2014 Michigan tries to extend dominance over Indiana; Wolverines have won 33 of last 34 vs Hoosiers

FOX News - "I think there's a huge commitment on our football team, to each other and the îaccountabilityî. For us, this is the next game and we've got to get ready for the next game." Michigan (3-5, 1-3 Big Ten) is...

October 31, 2014 Obamacare Faces New Threat as Supreme Court Weighs Appeal

Source: Bloomberg

Two years after upholding the law by a single vote, the justices are weighing whether to hear a Republican-backed appeal that would block people in 36 states from getting tax subsidies to buy insurance. The justices are scheduled...

October 31, 2014 Gas wastewater likely triggered 2011 quake in Colorado: USGS

Source: Reuters

Underground disposal of wastewater from gas production likely triggered a moderate earthquake in Colorado in 2011, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Wednesday in a study that may fuel debate over the impact of the U.S. energy...

October 31, 2014 Are We There Yet? Bringing an Economic and Social Framework to Sustainability

Source: Triple Pundit

Are we there yet? Most existing sustainability reporting and assessment systems focus on progress made since a prior baseline year. And each year thousands of companies publish corporate sustainability reports detailing millions...

October 31, 2014 Talking Sustainability with Your CFO Shouldn’t Be Scary

Source: Triple Pundit

We often hear that sustainability professionals need to get better at talking to the CFO. Frankly, this is a scary proposition for many people. That said, experienced sustainability managers will tell you that having a good...

October 31, 2014 Listeria Found in Raw Milk at New York Dairy

Source: Food Safety News

Consumers in Sullivan County, NY, and surrounding areas are being warned not to consume unpasteurized raw milk from the Richard Dirie Farm due to possible Listeria contamination. The farm is located at 1345 Shandelee Rd.,...

October 31, 2014 Canada Accused of Failing to Prevent Overseas Mining Abuses [FARS News Agency]

TMCnet.com - Civil society groups have been pushing the Canadian government to ensure greater îaccountabilityî for this activity for years, Moore says, and that work has been buttressed by similar recommendations from...

October 31, 2014 U.K. Gas Drops Most in 6 Weeks After Russia-Ukraine Deal

Source: BloombergBusinessWeek

U.K. natural gas prices fell the most in six weeks after Russia agreed to restore flows to Ukraine after a four-month halt, reducing the risk of supply disruptions to Europe during the peak demand winter season

October 31, 2014 Mystery of Earth's Water Origin Solved

Source: National Geographic

The water that makes Earth a majestic blue marble was here from the time of our planet's birth, according to a new study of ancient meteorites, scientists reported Thursday

October 31, 2014 The future of energy in the EU

Energy Global - In March the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî called in its strongest ever terms for world leaders to cut carbon emissions to avert dramatic disruptions of natural ecosystems and human life....

October 31, 2014 Does Shareholder Scrutiny Affect Executive Compensation? Evidence from Say-on-Pay Voting

Source: Value Walk

As a result of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, public firms must periodically hold advisory shareholder votes on executive compensation (“say on pay”). We examine how firms change the structure and level of executive pay when they...

October 31, 2014 32 Countries Where Global Warming Could Make Violence Worse

Source: Mother Jones

Now a new analysis, released Wednesday, is naming 32 countries in which conflict and civil unrest could be worsened by the changing climate. The findings are part of the seventh annual "Climate Change and Environmental Risk...

October 31, 2014 Strengthening US growth reflects help from Fed

Source: State Journal

The U.S. economy powered its way to a solid annual growth rate of 3.5 percent from July through September, outpacing most of the developed world and appearing on track to extend its momentum through this year and beyond. The...

October 31, 2014 China’s growth-obsessed officials ignoring green policies: parliament

Source: Reuters

Local officials determined to make their economies bigger at any cost are ignoring Beijing’s push to cut hazardous air pollution, opting instead to expand heavy industries and cut clean energy from the grid, a Chinese...

October 31, 2014 109 Country of Origin Labeling Reform Group Members Appeal to Congress

Farm Futures - Members of the Country of Origin Labeling Reform Coalition on Thursday sent a letter to members of the U.S. Congress appealing for action on the îWorld Trade Organizationî's recent ruling on COOL, which...

October 31, 2014 Wall St. up on GDP, earnings; fund year-end lifts winners

Source: Reuters

U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, boosted by a strong reading on quarterly economic growth and by another round of upbeat earnings reports including Visa, which accounted for nearly 140 points in the Dow industrials.

October 31, 2014 Easing U.S. oil export ban unlikey to raise gasoline prices: EIA

Source: Reuters

A government study on Thursday essentially supported the notion that easing the decades-old restriction on exporting U.S. crude was more likely to lower than raise gasoline prices for American motorists, a conclusion that could...

October 31, 2014 Gas Ready to Drop Below $3 for 1st Time in 4 Years

Source: ABC News

The average price of gasoline hit $3.00 a gallon on Friday.

October 31, 2014 Chinese financial institutions expand beyond Hong Kong with yuan products

Reuters - [ID:nL4N0SM15F] * Yuan deposits in Hong Kong rose 0.8 percent to 944.5 billion yuan ($154.51 billion) in September from the previous month, the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî said on Wednesday. Cross-border...

October 31, 2014 Libya SWF governance

Financial News - The board of the îLibyan Investment Authorityî is learnt to have named Hassan Ahmed Bouhadi as the new chairman of the North African nationâs $60bn sovereign wealth fund on October 27, replacing...

October 31, 2014 Democrats, labor question Indiana pension change

Indianapolis Business Journal - A legislative panel will consider asking state officials to back off a plan to privatize public employee retirement benefits and reconsider significant cuts to the rate of return on their annuity...

October 31, 2014 Former CEO of CalPERS pleads guilty to fraud, corruption charge

Los Angeles Times - A former chief executive of the country's biggest public pension fund admitted that he took more than $250,000 in bribes and other valuable gifts from a friend and co-defendant in an influence-peddling scandal...

October 30, 2014 Sharpen the Saw: How to Reduce EHS Risks

Attend this educational webinar to improve your EHS know-how DESCRIPTION:In Steven Covey's book? "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People", Habit #7 is "Sharpen the Saw".? My interpretation of this habit is that everyone should...

October 30, 2014 Global Green Economy Index Reveals Gap between Reality and Perception

by Vikas Vij DESCRIPTION:The just-released fourth edition of the Global Green Economy Index provides a detailed evaluation of how 60 countries and 70 cities are performing in terms of creating more eco-friendly economies....

October 30, 2014 Health Insurance Companies Report Higher Than Expected Profits for 3Q Under the ACA - The Minute

DESCRIPTION:Health insurers are reporting third quarter results, and the numbers are attracting a lot of scrutiny from investors since they represent three-quarters of the first full year of changes under the Affordable Care Act....

October 30, 2014 FOX's 'New Girl' and 'Cosmos' Recognized for Raising Awareness of Environmental Issues

DESCRIPTION:On Saturday, October 18th, top Hollywood talent gathered at Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles for the 24th annual Environmental Media Awards, at which the Environmental Media Association recognizes film and...

October 30, 2014 American Art Therapy Association Awards Paula Howie with Honorary Lifetime Membership

Former Walter Reed Director of Activities Therapy Services Honored SUMMARY:The American Art Therapy Association honors Paula Howie for her pioneering efforts in the practice of art therapy and for her contributions during her...

October 30, 2014 Innovative Educational Program Takes First Place in National Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Competition

?Biotech Learning and Earning? transforms traditional classroom setting into real-world science laboratory DESCRIPTION:October 30, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), formerly ING U.S., announced today that...

October 30, 2014 TransCanada Files Formal Application for the Energy East Pipeline Project

DESCRIPTION:The application is an important milestone in a multi-step regulatory process to receive the necessary approvals to build and operate the 4,600-kilometre pipeline that will transport approximately 1.1 million barrels...

October 30, 2014 Social Accountability International's Newsletter - October 2014

The latest news and events on CSR, human rights and supply chain management from Social Accountability International (SAI) SUMMARY:SAI's newsletter is a monthly online publication, covering the latest news from SAI including CSR...

October 30, 2014 Wish Kid Aydin: "I wish to be a singer"

DESCRIPTION:In anticipation of Halloween, adults and children alike ask themselves: ?What do I want to be?? When Make-A-Wish? volunteers met with 7-year-old Aydin to learn what her one true wish would be, she asked herself the...

October 30, 2014 MicroEdge Announces GIFTS Online Mobile

Native mobile app version of leading grants management solution opens door for more dynamic giving than ever before DESCRIPTION:New York, NY, October 29, 2014 /3BL Media/?? MicroEdge, the leading provider of solutions to the...

October 30, 2014 Breaking Down the Box: A Look at the Labels on Ziploc? Brand Packaging

What?s on the box? New labels on packaging make it super easy to understand what to recycle and how. DESCRIPTION:Just as you read ingredient lists to make sure what you are purchasing at the supermarket is good for your health,...

October 30, 2014 Think Young People Are Apathetic? Think Again. Nearly 99,000 Take Action With DoSomething.org and Toyota?s The Hunt

DESCRIPTION:NEW YORK, October 30, 2014 /3BL Media/ - This summer, nearly 99,000 young people across the country took action on seven different causes through?DoSomething.org?and?Toyota?s?The Hunt.?From August 4 to August 10,...

October 30, 2014 Webinar: Transformative Value

Evolving Beyond Shared Value DESCRIPTION:Chris Jarvis of Realized Worth joined VolunteerMatch for a special follow-up presentation after the Charities at Work conference to dive even deeper into the topic of Transformative...

October 30, 2014 BNSF Advises Customers of its Stepped-Up Winter Preparedness Measures

DESCRIPTION:FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 30, 2014 /3BL Media/ ? BNSF announced to its customers this week that it will go into the 2014-2015 winter season better prepared than ever before, especially if the United States experiences a...

October 30, 2014 Unprecedented Attendance on ?Anti-Corruption Crack Down? Webinar Which Focuses on the Corruption Epidemic

DESCRIPTION:With a record number of attendees viewing Source Intelligences? webinar ?Anti-Corruption Crack Down,? it is clear to see that more companies large and small are understanding the benefits of an anti corruption...

October 30, 2014 Congratulations to the 2014 Best Corporate Steward?Small & Mid-Market Business Finalists!

DESCRIPTION:Congratulations to Best Corporate Steward?Small & Mid-Market Business Finalists, Blackbaud Inc., CETRA Language Solutions, and Constant Contact, for the 2014 Corporate Citizenship Awards! The Corporate...

October 30, 2014 Angela Harrell Named Head of Voya Foundation and Office of Corporate Responsibility

DESCRIPTION:October 30, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), formerly ING U.S., announced today that Angela Harrell has joined the company to lead the Voya Foundation ? Voya?s charitable giving arm ? and the...

October 30, 2014 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award Call for Nominations

Educator Will Receive $20,000 to Implement Family Learning Program DESCRIPTION:LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, October 30, 2014 /3BL Media/ ? The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), together with long-time partner Toyota, seeks...

October 30, 2014 Making Fair Trade Fashionable: Q&A with Marci Zaroff

ECOfashion Pioneer Marci Zaroff drives Fair Trade forward in apparel and home goods DESCRIPTION:Marci Zaroff?is an internationally recognized ECOlifestyle entrepreneur, educator and expert who played a leading role in the...

October 30, 2014 AECOM Experts Co-Author Petroleum Industry Remediation Guide

DESCRIPTION:AECOM remediation experts have co-authored a new?Good Practice Guide for Management and Remediation of Sites in the Petroleum Industry?for the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association...

October 30, 2014 New JPMorgan Chase & Co. Report Reveals Solutions to Fill Vital Healthcare and Technology Jobs in New York City

Report identifies critical steps the public and private sectors can take to align education and employer job training with high-demand, middle-skill healthcare and tech jobs DESCRIPTION:NEW YORK, October 30, 2014 /3BL Media/ ?...

October 30, 2014 Coca-Cola Enterprises Concludes Fifth Annual CRS in Action Week

DESCRIPTION:Each year, Coca-Cola Enterprises hosts ?CRS in Action Week,? a week of sustainability events across the company during which each employee is encouraged to get involved in sustainability-related activities. Take a...

October 30, 2014 Volunteering Does the Body (and Your Employees) Good

DESCRIPTION:In the past 10 years, we?ve seen more and more corporations developing employee wellness programs. And it is no longer just about having an office gym or healthy snacks in the kitchen. Many corporations are now using...

October 30, 2014 SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights October 23, 2014

SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights October 23, 2014 DESCRIPTION:Recent Research Conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute Attempts to Answer Important Questions for Company Management In the months of...

October 30, 2014 Climate-Savvy Investing: Insurance Sector Is Ignoring Risks & Rewards

Forbes - Thatâs what we at Ceres found when we analyzed insurance company responses to a îNational Association of Insurance Commissionersî survey on escalating climate risks. Our report is the first ever to...

October 30, 2014 DOW RALLIES BACK ABOVE 17,000: Here's What You Need To Know

The Business Insider - We got a number of pieces of economic data on Tuesday, including îthe Conference Boardî's latest Consumer Confidence survey ... which suggests the îsocialî network could be looking...

October 30, 2014 We Can Have a Better Mortgage Policy, and We Should

Wall Street Journal - The editorial âMore Risky Loans Allowedâ (Oct. 28) correctly admonishes that reducing down-payment requirements to as little as 3% for îFannie Maeî - and îFreddie Macî...

October 30, 2014 An Inside Look at Fannie's $170M Securities Settlement

Law.com - The Boston Retirement System, Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management and îTennessee Consolidated Retirement Systemî claimed Fannie Mae and two former officers made false and misleading...

October 30, 2014 Dean Koontz's Tattooed Frankenstein Coming To The Big Screen

Io9 - In Koontz's take on Shelley's horror classic, the original Dr. Frankenstein is living in the Big Easy under the moniker Victor Helios, CEO of the biotech company Helios îBiovisionî. Frankenstein is immortal and...

October 30, 2014 MEN Business of the Year 2014 countdown begins

Manchester Evening News - There are also two category sponsors, which are Bolton School and insurer îQBEî. There are six categories: young business of the year; companies with a turnover under £10m;...

October 30, 2014 TFS Financial Corporation's Earnings Highest Since 2007 IPO

CNN Money - During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2014, loan sales of $76.0 million were completed, consisting of $51.3 million of first mortgage loan originations to îFannie Maeî and $24.7 million of fixed rate...

October 30, 2014 Election Preview: Treasurer's race

The Cresent News - COLUMBUS -- The race for state treasurer includes an incumbent and a challenger with similar backgrounds. Republican Josh Mandel and Democrat Connie Pillich are both military veterans, have law degrees and have...

October 30, 2014 Georgia editorial roundup

Charlotte Observer - The Telegraph, Macon, Georgia, on pay-me-later model for government: The new consolidated government, led by Mayor Robert Reichert, is trying to get a handle on an issue that has caused many municipalities to...

October 30, 2014 Carlyle Falls as Hedge Fund Weakness Shrinks Fees

Bloomberg - The Claren Road Credit Opportunities Fund slumped due to bets on îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî, the people said, as well as energy investments that declined in value. Carlyle also posted lower...

October 30, 2014 Chief Councillor Ellis Ross of the Haisla Nation on First Nations and Energy Development in Canada

Posted by David Braun of National Geographic DESCRIPTION:? Located in the North Coast region of the Canadian province of British Columbia, the traditional territory of the Haisla Nation has found itself at the center of Canada?s...

October 30, 2014 Agribusiness Giant Bunge Commits To Deforestation-Free Palm Oil

Union of Concerned Scientists - The îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî (UCS) is impressed with Bungeâs willingness to ensure the palm oil it sources protects forests and peatlands, but adds that the commitment is...

October 30, 2014 Fed Ends Stimulus Program With Economy Still On Shaky Ground

The Huffington Post - The rate on a 30-year mortgage was recently just a little more than 4 percent, up from a record low of about 3.35 percent, set just as the Fed was beginning QE3, according to monthly data from îFreddie...

October 30, 2014 EDITORIAL: Fear of a GOP-Controlled Congress

Washington Informer - All of them, incidentally, are positions the Kochs have thrown hundreds of millions at, including cutting funding for the Environmental Protection Agency; deregulating high-polluting industries; and...

October 30, 2014 What you need to know before markets open

Financial Post - In the U.S., Facebook shares fell 8% in pre-market trading after the îsocialî network company said after the ... the worst of this monthâs selloff Tuesday, helped along by îthe Conference...

October 30, 2014 Asia stocks will rally into year-end: Goldman

Yahoo Singapore Finance - Read More Will Asia's exports ever recover' While the S&P 500 (CME:Index and Options Market: .INX) index has recovered 95 percent of its recent decline, the îStoxxî Europe 600 has...

October 30, 2014 For-profit colleges face 'gainful employment' rule

Atlanta Journal Constitution - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî earlier this year filed suit against the large, for-profit college chain ITT Educational Services Inc. alleging that it pushed students into...

October 30, 2014 Coastal Flooding Becoming Routine, Thanks to Sea Level Rise

The Weather Channel - The trend is projected to worsen sharply in the coming years. A new report, released by the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî late on Tuesday, forecasts that by 2030, at least 180 floods will...

October 30, 2014 Guest Column| Defending The Science That Explains Climate Change

National Parks Traveler (blog) - Editor's note: Adam Markham, director of climate impacts for the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî' Climate and Energy Program and a co-author of the report âNational Landmarks at...

October 30, 2014 Mansour to head federal investment authority

Gulf News - Last week, President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued a federal law, setting up the îEmirates Investment Authorityî (EIA). The EIA shall be responsible for investments on behalf of...

October 30, 2014 Assurant Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Yahoo Finance - Net operating income decreased in the quarter, primarily due to the impact of lower premium rates in the îlender-placed insuranceî business. No catastrophe losses were reported in both third quarter...

October 30, 2014 GMA denounces new food rating system

Supermarket News - The îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî denounced a new packaged food ratings system announced by the Environmental Working Group, saying the EWGâs new Food Scores program is âseverely...

October 30, 2014 Fed Decision Keeping Traders On Edge

Realtime Business News - îThe Conference Boardî reported that its consumer confidence index for the ... helped by strong mobile ad growth. However, the îsocialî media giant also announced an increase in...

October 30, 2014 Coffs confirmed for AFL showdown

The Daily Examiner - "The Swans have always enjoyed a strong connection with Coffs Harbour and through our îQBEî Sydney Swans Coffs Harbour Academy, pre-season training and community camps and now another NAB...

October 30, 2014 European Stocks Surrender Early Gains

Realtime Business News - The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks is tumbling 1.3 percent and the îStoxxî Europe 50 index, which includes some major U.K. companies, is down 0.8 percent, while...

October 30, 2014 Stocks Trim Losses, While Bonds Drop as Dollar Gains on Fed

News Max - The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index closed 0.3 percent higher rising for a second day to the highest level since Oct. 7. Total SA rose 2.6 percent after posting third-quarter net income that beat analystsâ...

October 30, 2014 Inside Money: AMP Capital set to review NZ shares unit as executive exodus continues

New Zealand Herald - As well as managing money for a range of external wholesale clients, including the îNew Zealand Superannuation Fundî, AMP Capital also runs NZ equities for associated entities such as the group's...

October 30, 2014 Carte: Pollan sisters at Spinster Sisters

Santa Rosa Press Democrat - Bestselling author îMichael Pollanîâs foodie sisters will be at the Spinster Sisters in Santa Rosa Sunday night to talk about their new book, âThe Pollan Family Table: The Best...

October 30, 2014 Military Subcontracters Are Providing Shoddy Services to Troops In Iraq and Afghanistan

Alter Net - But dig down into the details of the scandal and a much more complex set of problems emerges. A îCorpWatchî study of a trove of company documents reprises a familiar scenario in which the prime contractor...

October 30, 2014 AfDB approves $12.7m for Equity Fund

The Nation - The Fund will also be associated with a grant-based Technical Assistance Facility. Sponsored by îLaî îCompagnieî îBenjaminî îdeî îRothschildî (CBR) and ONF...

October 30, 2014 Afghans Urge Obama to Send Aid, Not Troops to Afghanistan

Indy Bay - We speak with Pratap Chatterjee of îCorpWatchî who recently traveled to Afghanistan. President Obama is expected to unveil a revised Afghanistan strategy Friday that will focus on expanding and improving...

October 30, 2014 Topic matches for gender issues

McDowell News - Indian women still face some of the world's worst inequality in access to health care, education and work, despite years of rapid economic growth, according to the annual Gender Gap Index by the Geneva-based...

October 30, 2014 Market News: Facebook, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, MCG Capital

The Street - U.S. Markets Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA - 16,974.31 -0.18% S&P 500- 1,982.31 -0.14% NASDAQ- 4,549.23 -0.33% Russell 2000- 1,147.56 -0.17% EURO îSTOXXî 50 Price EUR- 3,022.42 -0.45% FTSE 100...

October 30, 2014 New rating systems tells you exactly what's in your food

FOX News - But the îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî says that the rating system is flawed and will only confuse consumers about the food they enjoy. âThe methodology employed by EWG to develop their new food...

October 30, 2014 US stocks rising as investors await Fed meeting

Salon - TWITTER TUMBLE: The îsocialî-media company plunged 10 percent after giving ... CONFIDENCE BOOST: An index of U.S. consumer confidence tracked by îthe Conference Boardî rebounded strongly in...

October 30, 2014 EDF links with asset managment co.

windpowermonthly.com - FRANCE: EDF and Credit Agricole-owned asset management company îAmundiî have linked up with the aim of raising EUR 1.5 billion for renewables projects. This content can be viewed only by full...

October 30, 2014 Brazil Unexpectedly Lifts Rate on Rousseff Vow to Tame CPI

Bloomberg - principal Latin America analyst at London-based îMaplecroftî. Her tasks include reviving economic growth, slowing inflation (BZPIIPCY) and narrowing a budget deficit that threatens the countryâs...

October 30, 2014 Governments must rejig rules to fit multinationals' treehugger goals

Thomson Reuters Foundation - Barry told the îThomson Reutersî Foundation that having the right regulations and policies in place would make his job easier because he would not have to "micromanage every individual...

October 30, 2014 Real Madrid seals long-term deal with Abu Dhabi state investment fund

Vancouver Desi South Asian news - Club president Florentino Perez signed a long-term âstrategic allianceâ with îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî (IPIC), represented by Khadem al-Qubaisi. Sheikh...

October 30, 2014 Naushad Jamani named Senior Vice President Olefins and Feedstock of NOVA Chemicals

Yahoo Finance - NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is a wholly owned subsidiary of îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî (IPIC) of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Visit...

October 30, 2014 Brazil Market Okay For Now, But Investors Squeamish On Long Term

Forbes - Even the Brazilian real managed to gain against the U.S. dollar by 3%. See: îSchrodersî Poll: Volatility Presents An Opportunity In the meantime, Brazilian assets are mostly going in one direction: up....

October 30, 2014 Aabar Looks to Refinance Stake in UniCredit

swfinstitute.org - Aabar Investments PJSC, owned by îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî (IPIC), is hoping to refinance their stake in UniCredit SpA. The position is valued at US$ 2.2 billion. Aabar is the...

October 30, 2014 US dollar rallies after upbeat Federal Reserve statement

Economic Times - Over the past four quarters, 67 per cent of companies have beat estimates. In Europe about a third of companies listed on the îSTOXXî Europe 600 benchmark have reported results so far, with 66 per...

October 30, 2014 2095: The Year of Gender Equality in the Workplace'

Truthdig - Weâll have to wait 81 years for gender parity in the workplace, a îWorld Economic Forumî report projects. The WEFâs annual Global Gender Gap Report (read a news brief about it here) reveals that...

October 30, 2014 UPDATE 1-U.S. loan applications to buy homes lowest since Feb -MBA

Reuters - Jumbo loans are those whose size is above $417,000, which is the limit on what federal mortgage agencies îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî can purchase. "Borrowers with jumbo loans tend to be most...

October 30, 2014 Holiday Shopping Guide 2012: Video Games for Gamers of all Kinds

Game Dynamo - It takes place in îLondonî, where an infection has spread ... adds the ability to use the rear touch panel to squash and stretch their Katamari. For îindependent mindsî: Journey (PS3)...

October 30, 2014 Bad Science, Worse Policy

Forbes - Fossil-fuel emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, will result in âsevere, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people, species and 27 ecosystems,â warns a new report from the UN-sponsored...

October 30, 2014 REFILE-Climate change a "threat multiplier" for farming-dependent states-analysis

Reuters - Food shortages and rising prices have the potential to worsen political, ethnic, class and religious tensions, the risk advisory firm îMaplecroftî reported in its annual "Climate Change and Environmental...

October 30, 2014 Developing Countries Are Investing in Renewable Energy at 2X the Rate of Industrialized Nations

Alter Net - âClean energy is the low-cost option in a lot of these countries,â said Ethan Zindler, an analyst for Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî, one of Climatescopeâs developers, along with the...

October 30, 2014 ASSA ABLOY Doors And Frames Are Key To A Sustainable Built Environment

The Street - There are now options to recycle hollow metal doors in collaboration with the îSteel Recycling Instituteî, and to donate wood doors to Habitat for Humanity ReStores with the group's product end- of- life...

October 30, 2014 DSP Black Rock Top 100 Equity Fund - Growth - Direct Plan

NDTV - Investment Objective To generate capital appreciation from a portfolio that is substantially constituted of equity and equity related securities of 100 largest corporates by market capitalisation listed in India. > 2553

October 30, 2014 Overheard: Shareholders Have Less to Hope For From Fannie and Freddie

Wall Street Journal - A shadow has fallen over the brightest hope of shareholders attempting to wrest control of profits at îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî from the government. After a U.S. District Court...

October 30, 2014 Prosperity Bancshares' (PB) CEO David Zalman on Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Seeking Alpha - Prosperity strives to continue to share our success with our shareholders. After listing on the îNASDAQ stock marketî in the late 1998, we started paying a dividend of $0.10 per share in the following...

October 30, 2014 OPEA to host meeting about state pensions

Enid News - ENID â State employees and participants in îOklahoma Public Employees Retirement Systemî are invited to attend a meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Golden Corral, 4629 W. Garriott. Oklahoma Public...

October 30, 2014 Consumer bureau finds homeowners harmed by loan firms

Daily Herald - îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî supervisors have made spot checks to examine the books and practices of bank and nonbank servicers, the agency said in a report yesterday, without naming the...

October 30, 2014 Julie Dean to join Sanditon Asset Management

Money Marketing - Ex-îSchrodersî UK Opportunities fund manager Julie Dean is joining former Cazenove colleagues Tim Russell and Chris Rice at Sanditon Asset Management. Rice and Russell launched boutique fund house...

October 30, 2014 Carlyle Group (CG) Stock Lower Today After Third Quarter Earnings Results

The Street - NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of îThe Carlyle Groupî LP (CG) are down 4.02% to $28.63 after reporting lower earnings in its hedge fund and real assets segments. The global alternative asset management...

October 30, 2014 Universal American's (UAM) CEO Richard Barasch on Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Seeking Alpha - As we announced, we have maintained our 4 star ratings in our key markets in Texas and upstate New York and we will have the benefit of these ratings and associated bonus payments for our 2016 bid and next year's...

October 30, 2014 Iranian native who worked with Bill Clinton deported to United Kingdom

Buffalo News - Before his arrest, Sangari was well known for his work in education and was honored by Clinton at one of his annual conferences promoting the îClinton Global Initiativeî. Sangari is also a fellow with...

October 30, 2014 You'll Never Believe The Insane Amount Of Work It Takes To Harvest A Grain Of Rice

The Huffington Post - A staple found all over the world, rice is grown everywhere from Minnesota to Myanmar. According to the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO), however, an incredible 90...

October 30, 2014 Star manager Julie Dean joins Sanditon

www2.citywire.co.uk - Star fund manager Julie Dean is to join Sanditon Asset Management after her shock departure from îSchrodersî. Dean, former manager of the Schroder UK Opportunities fund and Schroder UK Growth...

October 30, 2014 Europe Stocks Slide With S&P 500 Futures as Dollar, Ruble Climb

Economia e Finanza con Bloomberg - The dollar strengthened as the Federal Reserve pointed to an improved labor market as it ended a bond- buying program. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index dropped 0.9 percent at 6:55 a.m....

October 30, 2014 Blame The Touchscreens: US Brands Rank Low In Consumer Reports New-Model Vehicle Reliability Survey

International Business Times - According to the 78-year-old periodical published by the nonprofit îConsumers Unionî, new small and compact American cars produced by Detroit automakers General Motors, Ford and Chrysler...

October 30, 2014 Developing Nations Represent Significant Growth In Global Clean Energy

CleanTechnica - Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî on Tuesday released the âlandmarkâ Climatescope 2014, a country-by-country assessment focused on the developing world. It is an interactive report and index...

October 30, 2014 Ebola quackery should come as no surprise, says Jon Entine

ACSH - Bingo. Entine is referring to an article from the always-unreliable îOrganic Consumers Associationî (OCA) website, which, among other idiocy says, âWith Ebola panic taking hold of the country, we hear...

October 30, 2014 NEWSMAKER-From duck eggs to fiscal deficit, the journey by Indonesia's economics minister

Reuters - In his two years as minister, Djalil led a major campaign to set up a large holding company, along the lines of state investors like Singapore's Temasek Holdings and Malaysia's îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî,...

October 30, 2014 Appeals filed by nonprofits

The Garden Island - An appeal was filed Wednesday in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by Ka Makani Hoâopono, Center for Food Safety, îPesticide Action Network North Americaî and the Surfrider Foundation....

October 30, 2014 Letter to the Editor: Vote 'No' on Amendment 2

St. Clair News-Aegis - Alabama's only savings account, better known as the îAlabama Trust Fundî, is in danger of being raided. The monies in the Trust Fund are derived from royalties paid to Alabama by companies that...

October 30, 2014 Gender equality list ranks India at 114

freepressjournal.in - îWorld Economic Forumî suggests that the country is part of the 20 worst-performing nations on literacy rate and sex ratio New York : On the issue of removing gender-inequalities, India has...

October 30, 2014 Jeff Lewis

The Business Journal - Jeff Lewis, former Administrator and Vice President of the Kosair Charities Pediatric îConvalescentî Center, has been promoted to Senior Vice President of the Kosair Charities Pediatric...

October 30, 2014 British Energy Minister: Government Has Slowed Global Warming

Breitbart News - Ridley asked: "The fifth assessment report of the îIntergovernmental Panel On Climate Changeî has confirmed in the same words that there has been a hiatus in global warming for at least the last 15...

October 30, 2014 Why Wall Street is noticing what Hillary Clinton has to say

Economic Times - Bill Clinton, whose îClinton Global Initiativeî and other ties to business have made him appear friendlier to the financial world, found himself offending some of the Democratic base when he appeared...

October 30, 2014 MG Rover reaches £8m settlement after watchdog threatens action

Professional Pensions - Trustees of the MG Rover senior pension scheme have reached an £8m settlement with the sponsor, avoiding the scheme being wound up into the îPension Protection Fundî (PPF). The...

October 30, 2014 Abu Dhabi cash injection to help Real Madrid rebuild stadium

Opalesque Hedge Fund News - Real Madrid signed a big new player yesterday â and players donât come much bigger than the îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî. Ipic, the Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth...

October 30, 2014 RSF Social Finance Blog: Reflections on Inequality

DESCRIPTION:By John Bloom There are only so many ways to describe the widening gap between the wealthy and the poor. No one seems to disagree that the gap exists, and no one seems to question that the defining element of it is...

October 30, 2014 CBRE Group, Inc. Announced 2014 Health At WorkSM Award Winner

DESCRIPTION:Los Angeles, CA, October 27, 2014 /3BL Media/?? CBRE Group, Inc. has been named a Silver winner in the 10th-annual Health at Work Awards sponsored by ComPsych, honoring organizations that promote employee health and...

October 30, 2014 United Rentals Issues Corporate Responsibility Report

Business Wire - --(îBUSINESS WIREî)--United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE ... environmental stewardship and îsocial responsibilityî during 2012 and 2013. Michael Kneeland, chief executive officer of United Rentals,...

October 30, 2014 Blackstone to Acquire Philadelphia Financial Group, Inc. from Tiptree Financial Inc.

Market Watch - (âPFGâ), to funds managed by the Tactical Opportunities Group of îThe Blackstone Groupî L.P. BX, +0.53% (âBlackstoneâ), for approximately $155 million in cash plus additional...

October 30, 2014 Greenbuild Special Report: Finding the Value of Healthy Buildings

TMCnet - (î3BL Mediaî Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Mike Ratliff, Senior Associate EditorSOURCE: CBRE Group, Inc. DESCRIPTION:Much like when the green building movement that first hit commercial real estate at the turn...

October 30, 2014 Zweifel: Missouri pension system to reflect gay marriage ruling

Columbia Daily Tribune - The board of trustees of the îMissouri State Employees Retirement Systemî based its decision on a recent Jackson County Circuit Court ruling that requires the state to recognize such...

October 30, 2014 German jobless claims fall by 22,000 in October

NASDAQ - Meanwhile, European stock markets remained mostly higher. Germany's DAX tacked on 0.5%, the DJ Euro îStoxxî 50 inched up 0.5%, France's CAC 40 advanced 0.8%, while London's FTSE 100 slumped 0.1%....

October 30, 2014 Monarch on track to finalize Greybull Capital LLP deal

Ch-aviation - According to the Sunday Telegraph, the talks have been complicated by the need to agree on terms with unions, lessors, and the government-backed îPension Protection Fundî (PPF). It is said the PPF will...

October 30, 2014 U.S. Stocks, Bonds Extend Losses as Dollar Rallies on Fed

Businessweek - The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index closed 0.3 percent higher rising for a second day to the highest level since Oct. 7. Total SA (FP) rose 2.6 percent after posting third-quarter net income that beat...

October 30, 2014 19 Countries Where The Gender Gap Is Smaller Than In The U.S.

The Huffington Post - The United States has made modest progress on gender equality since last year, according to the îWorld Economic Forumî's 2014 Global Gender Gap Report, released on Oct. 28. The U.S. ranks 20th...

October 30, 2014 CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Australia govt wins backing for emissions scheme

Reuters - "On its own, we project that the Emissions Reduction Fund will fall short of Australia's commitment," said Hugh Grossman, executive director at analysis firm îReputexî. The fund would only be sufficient to...

October 30, 2014 'Dang' Good Coconut Chips Take On Snack Market

Forbes - Dang plans to launch two savory flavors next year. Mr. Kitirattragarn is just back from a trip to the Ivory Coast where he visited the source of their îFair Trade certifiedî cocoa beans â a trip which...

October 30, 2014 Power outage affects Fort Hill residents

The News & Advance - About 1,600 customers are without power in the Liggates Road area of Lynchburg. îAmerican Electric Powerî spokeswoman Teresa Hamilton Hall said the outage started at about 3:45 p.m. when a...

October 30, 2014 China 3Q International Payments Largely in Balance

NASDAQ - The nation had a capital and financial account deficit of $81.6 billion in the third quarter, indicating net outflows of investment funds, the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî said. There was a...

October 30, 2014 Real Madrid seals deal with Abu Dhabi state fund

Charlotte Observer - Club president Florentino Perez signed a long-term "strategic alliance" with îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî (IPIC), represented by Khadem al-Qubaisi. Sheikh Mansour, Deputy Prime...

October 30, 2014 Real sign £20m sponsorship with Abu Dhabi petrol giant

Inside World Football - With arch-rivals Barcelona backed by the Qataris, Real have confirmed a sponsorship deal with Abu Dhabi-based îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî (IPIC) in a deal reportedly worth...

October 30, 2014 Limited Perspectives: New Mexico Weighs Third Secondary Sale

pevc.dowjones.com - (c) 2014 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. The îNew Mexico State Investment Councilî is mulling a sale of private equity interests in roughly 25 funds and 15 general partners, in what could be its...

October 30, 2014 Total beats Q3 profit forecasts; CEO to visit oil leaders [Gulf Times (Qatar)]

TMCnet - Its shares fell 1.4% yesterday, contributing to a 28% fall so far this year and placing the bank just a notch ahead of National Bank of Greece in performance rankings in the îSTOXXî Europe 600 index of...

October 30, 2014 REUTERS SUMMIT-Hong Kong-China stock link-up undermined by tax issue

Reuters - Xiaofeng Zhong, CEO for North Asia at îAmundiî Asset Management, said his fund managers were interested in the programme but would want to monitor operations before using the trading system. Shelly Painter,...

October 30, 2014 Tuscaloosa City Council action from October 29

Tuscaloosa News - Amended the budget for 2014 îAlabama Trust Fundî disbursements. Adopted the 17th amendment to the Fiscal 2013 Water and Sewer Reserve for Future Improvement Fund. Authorized the execution of agency...

October 30, 2014 Apollo Global Management, LLC Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results

Wallstreet online - Of the approximately $11.8 billion of assets, the vast majority were in sub-advisory managed accounts that manage high grade credit asset classes, such as collateralized loan obligation ("CLO") debt,...

October 30, 2014 Ex-Gov. Bill Richardson criticizes GOP Gov. Susana Martinez for TV ad on alleged corruption

The Republic - SANTA FE, New Mexico â Former Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson fired back at Gov. Susana Martinez on Friday for a hard-hitting campaign ad by the Republican incumbent that renews allegations of corruption...

October 30, 2014 Women, Money, Power, Politics: Leading the Environmental, Social, and Economic Charge

Guest Blog by Tara Holmes, Communications and Marketing Manager, Future 500 DESCRIPTION:More and more, across ethnic, racial, class, and geographic divides, it?s clear that women are playing the driving role influencing social,...

October 30, 2014 Aligning Risk & EHS Management Strategies: How to Break Silos & Improve Efficiency

DESCRIPTION:EH&S has a long history meeting complex challenges and deep experience in identifying, mitigating, and monitoring risk. Meanwhile, organizations are undertaking enterprise risk management (and broader GRC)...

October 30, 2014 Contractors in Afghanistan Are Making Big Money for Bad Work

Truth Out - A new report "Afghanistan, Inc.," issued by the non-profit organization îCorpWatchî, details the bungled reconstruction effort in Afghanistan. Massive open-ended contracts have been granted without...

October 30, 2014 David Rubenstein's Patriotic Philanthropy

The Atlantic - After feeling that he wasn't particularly gifted in either of those fields, he started îthe Carlyle Groupî, then the first buyout firm in Washington, and now one of the largest private equity firms in...

October 30, 2014 Dale Earnhardt Jr. promotes coal in new video

The Business Journal - Its members include Ohio players îAmerican Electric Powerî Company Inc. (NYSE:îAEPî), Murray Energy Corp., Buckeye Power Inc. and Consol Energy Inc. (NYSE:CNX). "Protecting low-cost...

October 30, 2014 Fair Trade gains foothold in banana category

The Packer Online - based Fair Trade USA â formerly îTransFair USAî. âFair Trade certification supports a strong banana market by aligning the interests of consumers, retailers, marketers and...

October 30, 2014 S.&P. in Settlement Talks Over Mortgage Securities

Deal Book - McGraw Hill Financial said on Wednesday that its Standard & Poorâs unit was in âactive discussionsâ with federal and state regulators on a possible settlement over ratings on six...

October 30, 2014 Axalta Coating Systems Begins IPO Of 45 Mln Shares - Quick Facts

Realtime Business News - The shares will be offered by certain affiliates of îThe Carlyle Groupî or the "selling shareholders". The anticipated initial offering price is between $18.00 and $21.00 per share. The...

October 30, 2014 Tanzania: Grand Bagamoyo Deal Put to Ink

AllAfrica - The CMHI Chairman Li Jianhong and Chief Executive of the îState General Reserve Fundî Abdulsalam Al Murshidi signed on behalf of the Sultanates of îOmanî. All parts to the partnership vowed to...

October 30, 2014 Carlyle Reports Lower Profit on Weakness in Hedge Funds

Deal Book - îThe Carlyle Groupî reported lower third-quarter profit on Wednesday, weighed down by weakness in its hedge funds and certain other investments. Carlyle said its economic net income before taxes â a...

October 30, 2014 EU leaders agree to press for jobs in Milan summit

Gazzetta del Sud - Juncker, the incoming European Commission president, had called last summer for a îpublic-private investment programî to boost the economy over the next three years. Young people have been hit...

October 30, 2014 Remember Fair Trade candy this Halloween

Mankato Free Press - You will want to support îFair Trade Certifiedî chocolate as an alternative to this exploitation. You will feel much better knowing there were no children involved in the îFair Trade...

October 30, 2014 Taking a page from Putin's book, Hungary's Orbán muffles his critics (+video)

The Christian Science Monitor - In September, US President Barack Obama publicly called out Hungary, as well as Russia, China, and Egypt, for âendless regulations and overt intimidationâ targeting civil society in a...

October 30, 2014 Star Petroleum Response to "Oil: Will Star Shine For South Sudan'"

gurtong.net - STAR PETROLEUM, since its incorporation in 2005, and since the beginning of its activities in the Republic of Sudan, and after independence, in the new Republic of South Sudan, proved to be a serious and...

October 30, 2014 Millersport United Methodist hosts annual turkey dinner

Lancaster Eagle Gazette - The following items of old business were discussed: ⢠Blacklick Road project: îAmerican Electric Powerî. ⢠Draft of fees for failing to get zoning permits was...

October 30, 2014 KiOR to be delisted from NASDAQ

Biomass Magazine - Documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Oct. 27 indicate KiOR Inc. will be delisted from the îNASDAQ Stock Marketî LLC, effective Nov. 6. The company received a...

October 30, 2014 North Carolina to Comb Noncore PE Funds for Potential Sale Candidates

pevc.dowjones.com - (c) 2014 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. The îNorth Carolina Retirementî Systems is evaluating private equity funds that are nearing the end of their lifespan or seen as noncore as potential...

October 30, 2014 Draft law allows foreigners to own shares in Etisalat

Emirates247 - The Board of Directors of the îEmirates Investment Authorityî issued a decision to accelerate the completion of the draft of the amendment of the Law Etisalat that would transfer the Emirates...

October 30, 2014 Solar and Wind Energy Booms In Emerging Markets

investing.com - Wealthier nations, by comparison, saw renewables jump by 84 percent to 213,000 megawatts, according to the report by Climatescope, an initiative of London-based Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî (BNEF),...

October 30, 2014 Vote Ukip by all means, but on your head be it!

Grimsby Telegraph - And as for "quango's", it can be understood that some feel irritated that unelected bodies have so much influence and devour money, but do they really want to live without the Crown Prosecution Service, the...

October 30, 2014 Monarch Airlines rescued as Mantegazzas take flight

Daily Telegraph - As a result Greybull, which sees the deal as a "long-term investment", will own 90pc of the airline, with the remaining 10pc held by Monarchâs îpension protection fundî. The carrierâs...

October 30, 2014 Hydra Industries Acquisition Corp. Announces Closing Of Initial Public Offering

The Business Journal - The proceeds of the offering will be used in connection with such business combination. The Company's units began trading on the îNASDAQ Stock Marketî under the symbol "HDRAU" on October 24,...

October 30, 2014 3 Buy-Rated Dividend Stocks Leading The Pack: COP, AINV, RRD

The Street - This is a clear sign of strength within the company. Compared to other companies in the Capital Markets industry and the overall market, îAPOLLO INVESTMENTî CORP's return on equity exceeds that of both...

October 30, 2014 Obama airs concerns about Ebola quarantine policies

Science Blog - She also thanked two health workers recovered from Ebola for donating îconvalescentî serum to her and other patients. They are Kent Brantly, MD, and Nancy Writebol, both of whom were treated for their...

October 30, 2014 Linklaters Guides Bank of China's $6.5B Share Sale

Law 360 - This week, the firm also announced that one of its teams, led by partner Hwang Hwa Sim, also advised DBS Bank Ltd. and Haitong International Securities Co. Ltd. in a 1 billion yuan bond offering under newly relaxed...

October 30, 2014 The energy myth that refuses to die: Why renewables are taking over in the developing world

Salon - A new report from Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî provides an even simpler and more immediate case for why climate policy isnât at odds with ending poverty: renewable energy projects in developing nations...

October 30, 2014 Direct Action to cut emissions for 30 years, Greg Hunt says

The Australian - îRepuTexî executive director energy and emissions markets Hugh Grossman said the ERF would not achieve the necessary level of abatement, leaving Australia short of its target. âOn its own, we...

October 30, 2014 Kaci Hickox back in Fort Kent, vows to fight 21-day isolation

Bangor Daily News - The Maine attorney generalâs office is advising Maine îCenter for Disease Controlî and Prevention âon the legal avenues available to address the presence of a person in this state who...

October 30, 2014 First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF Approves Investment Management Fee Waiver And Reverse Share Split

The Street - First Trust currently anticipates the reverse share split will be effective as of the opening of business on The îNASDAQ Stock Marketî, LLC on or about November 10, 2014, subject to all regulatory...

October 30, 2014 Blackstone : Charitable Foundation : Hosts First Annual Blackstone LaunchPad Demo Day

4 Traders - Yesterday, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation was proud to host its first annual Blackstone LaunchPad Demo Day. At the event, twenty venture teams from Blackstone LaunchPad programs at colleges and universities...

October 30, 2014 City Utilities wins award for public education

News-Sentinel - The 36,000-member îWater Environment Federationî has given City Utilities its 2014 Public Education Award in the category of organizations, groups and events. The award recognizes efforts to educate...

October 30, 2014 George Michalke III

Air Force Falcons - Received a medical redshirt from the NCAA and spent the remainder of the school year at home on extended îconvalescentî leave from the Academy ... Returned to the Academy in August of 2013. 2011-12...

October 30, 2014 Another Reason Not to Trust China's Economic Data

Businessweek - a deputy head of the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeîâs inspection department, told reporters in Beijing in September. The faked invoices are additional reasons not to take at face value...

October 30, 2014 Bangladesh tops 32 nations in climate risk chart

Yahoo! India News - According to a study undertaken by UK researcher îMaplecroftî, 32 countries out of 196 surveyed face that level of threat. The Bath, England-based analyst forwarded an e-mailed statement in this...

October 30, 2014 Commissioners receive electricity proposals

Wilmington News Journal - îAEPîâs proposal was cheapest for both Clinton County and the city of Wilmington, which will now be aggregating with the county. Aggregation allows the county and city to bargain...

October 30, 2014 A.M. Best Affirms Ratings Of Philadelphia Financial Group, Inc. And Its Insurance Subsidiaries

The Street - PFGâs financial leverage is moderately high for its rating level at approximately 45% as of Dec. 31, 2013, but down modestly from 47% in 2012. Interest coverage is roughly 2.1 times, an increase from 1.6 in...

October 30, 2014 Projects made possible by grants, partnerships

This Week Community News - One other example of successfully securing grant monies to enhance our work at Northam Park happened this summer when we urged the community to participate in the îAEPî Ohio Upper Arlington...

October 30, 2014 Cook Plant Unit 1 reactor operating under new 20-year license

harborcountrynews.com - Cook, a Michigan native and former chairman of the board of îAmerican Electric Powerî, parent company of I&M and the plantâs owner. The cost to build both Cook units was $1.3 billion....

October 30, 2014 Report: Developing Countries Added Renewable Energy Capacity At Nearly Twice The Clip Of Richer Nations

International Business Times - Wealthier nations, by comparison, saw renewables jump by 84 percent to 213,000 megawatts, according to the report by Climatescope, an initiative of London-based Bloomberg îNew Energy...

October 30, 2014 Ten-year MG Rover pension delay finally resolved with £8m payout

Birmingham Post - The ex-managers have been paid by the îPension Protection Fundî (PPF) but have been denied full entitlements while an investigation by the Pensions Regulator has dragged on for years. But, announcing...

October 30, 2014 Advocates keeping close watch on Ohio energy committee

Midwest Energy News - âEnergy efficiency programs run by îAEPî, Duke, FirstEnergy and DP&L have collectively saved over $1 billion to date on Ohioansâ energy bills. Unfortunately, this information was...

October 30, 2014 Sentio Healthcare Properties Announces the Development of The Parkway, a Seniors Community in Blue Springs, Missouri

KTEN - As a part of the agreement, KKR committed to provide an initial $150 million of convertible îpreferred equityî to Sentio over a two to three year period. Sentio features a diversified portfolio of senior...

October 30, 2014 Alternative Energy ETF Investing 101

Yahoo Finance - In terms of countries, the U.S. dominates with 33.78% followed by China with 13.92%. This ETF tracks the NASDAQ îClean Edgeî Green Energy Index and follows a benchmark of clean energy companies, giving...

October 30, 2014 S&P in talks to settle regulators' mortgage rating probes

Reuters - S&P's îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî business suffered a setback in July 2011 when the rating agency discovered a methodology error and withdrew its ratings on a $1.5 billion commercial real...

October 30, 2014 TOP NEWS: Barclays Sets Aside GBP500 Million For Forex Market Probe

Morningstar - China's current account surplus grew in the third quarter from the previous three months, figures from the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî (SAFE) showed. The current account surplus rose to...

October 30, 2014 Britain's Cameron appeals to Qatar emir for more investment

Reuters - Among its highest profile investments are London's tallest building, the Shard, which was funded by the Qatari royal family, and the upmarket Harrods department store owned by sovereign wealth fund îQatar...

October 30, 2014 Monarch ties up rescue deal

Travel Weekly - Greybull also acquired 90% ownership interest in Monarch, with the remaining 10% passing to the Groupâs defined pension scheme and ultimately the îPension Protection Fundî. The Civil Aviation...

October 30, 2014 Direct Action deal done

ABC Online - JAMES GLENDAY: Hugh Grossman from market analysis group îRepuTexî says the success or failure of Direct Action depends on the second part of the scheme, the so-called safeguard mechanism. It's designed to...

October 30, 2014 Keeping Raja's zeal for regional links alive

The Straits Times - It is both fitting and timely that îTemasekî îHoldingsî has launched the $100 million S. Rajaratnam Endowment to deepen regional ties with the aspiration of bringing about peace and...

October 30, 2014 Banker in Middle of Fight Between Goldman Sachs and Libya

Deal Book - For example, in June 2008, while at Goldman, Mr. Jabbour sent an email to a colleague about a big currency options trade the bank had sold to the îLibyan Investment Authorityî. The authority, he said, did...

October 30, 2014 Steven Fan Joins A.M. Best Asia-Pacific Ltd. as Director, Market Development - North Asia

TMCnet.com - (ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 30 October 2014 Release date- 29102014 - A.M. Best is pleased to announce that Steven Fan has joined the team at A.M. Best Asia-Pacific Ltd. in Hong Kong as...

October 30, 2014 CORRECTED-S&P in settlement talks with regulators over mortgage securities

Reuters - S&P's îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî business suffered a setback in July 2011 when the rating agency discovered a methodology error and withdrew its ratings on a $1.5 billion commercial real...

October 30, 2014 UN says Syria's neighbors at 'breaking point'

Associated Press - îUNITED NATIONSî (AP) -- The director of the îUnited Nationsî' humanitarian operations is warning that some of Syria's neighbors are at their "breaking point," caught between a sense of...

October 30, 2014 Bayview Plantation on Shem Creek

Mourtrie News - The hogs are more valuable alive than dead, but if killed would give the price of every pound as îclear profitî ... There is nothing like brain-work for making farming pay.â Skip back another...

October 30, 2014 Fitch Downgrades Peabody Energy Corp's IDR to 'BB-'; Outlook Negative

Stockhouse - îFitch Ratingsî has downgraded Peabody Energy Corporation's (Peabody, NYSE: BTU) Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to 'BB-'from 'BB'. A complete list of rating actions follows at the end of this release. The...

October 30, 2014 CenturyLink builds next generation IP core network with Alcatel-Lucent

CNN Money - We have also been recognized for innovation in sustainability, being named Industry Group Leader in the Technology Hardware & Equipment sector in the 2014 îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Indices review, for...

October 30, 2014 Upgrade of Moody's Long Term Credit Rating to Baa2

The Wall Street Transcript - The Group's performance, and the responsible approach it takes to good business practice, has been recognised by its inclusion in the îFTSE4Goodî Global, European and UK Index Series...

October 30, 2014 Funding Vista: City Manager suggests feeding underfunded elephant in room

Examiner - Details for the reader include this statement at the îCalPERSî link: "The side fund liability is amortized over time. Vista's side fund liability is scheduled to be paid off in the 2024/25 fiscal year."...

October 30, 2014 Dalradian Appoints Environmental Consultant and Commences EIA

Yahoo Finance - "We are pleased to be working with a firm that has over 40 years of experience consulting in the mining and metals sector and has completed high profile impact assessments in accordance with the rigorous standards...

October 30, 2014 UN review finds Darfur peacekeeping mission held back information on crimes vs. civilians

FOX News - îUNITED NATIONSî â A îUnited Nationsî review has found that the U.N.-African Union joint peacekeeping mission in Darfur took an "unduly conservative" approach to publicly sharing...

October 30, 2014 Fitch Releases Report on Grand Prairie, TX

Equities - AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- îFitch Ratingsî has published a report on Grand Prairie, TX. The report is available at 'www.îfitchratingsî.com'. Additional information is available at...

October 30, 2014 Get the all-new, slim Pocket WiFi, exclusively at Sprint in the U.S., for $0 Down and Save Up to $60 a Month on the Sprint Family Share Pack

Investors Business Daily - Sprint has been named to the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Index (DJSI) North America in 2011, 2012 and 2013. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint...

October 30, 2014 Direct Action: Coalition secures $2.5bn plan amid fears over emissions target

theguardian.com - Market analysis firm îReputexî said their projections showed the emissions reduction fund would only be able to buy 20 to 30% of the greenhouse gas abatement needed to meet the 5% target. The firm...

October 30, 2014 Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas Reports Third Quarter Operating Results

The Business Journal - During the third quarter of 2014, the Bank purchased approximately $0.6 billion of îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî issued by government-sponsored enterprises. The Bank's short-term...

October 30, 2014 Two-Way Bets On The RMB Begin To Emerge

chinamoneynetwork.com - Earlier this month, the head of the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî (SAFE) Yi Gang said that while China will further develop its foreign exchange market to support RMB reforms, the...

October 30, 2014 Combing the atmosphere to measure greenhouse gases

Science Daily - îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî (NIST). "Combing the atmosphere to measure greenhouse gases." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 29 October 2014....

October 30, 2014 COFCO completes two overseas acquisitions

中æ¶çµå­æ¥ - A consortium of investors led by COFCO, including Chinese private equity firm Hopu Investment and Singapore's government-owned îTemasekî...

October 30, 2014 Selective Insurance Group Reports Third Quarter 2014 Earnings

Insurance News Net - Statutory data is prepared in accordance with statutory accounting rules as defined by the îNational Association of Insurance Commissionersî Accounting Practices and Procedures Manual and,...

October 30, 2014 Fake invoice evidence mounts as HK trade gap widens

China Daily - Companies have "faked, forged and illegally re-used" documents for exports and imports, Wu Ruilin, a deputy head of the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî's inspection department, said at a news...

October 30, 2014 Blackstone, Gulf cos snap up stake in GEMS Education

The Hindu Business Line - Financial details were not disclosed. âBahrain îMumtalakat Holding Companyî, the investment arm of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Tactical Opportunities funds managed by Blackstone are the...

October 30, 2014 Alan Greenspan: Gold Standard Not Possible In Welfare State

Value Walk - That credit bubble' Well, that was due to îFannie Maeî / Federal National Mortgage Assctn Fnni Me (OTCBB:FNMA) and îFreddie Macî / Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp (OTCBB:FMCC) (the government...

October 30, 2014 AIZ Beats on Top and Bottom Lines

TickrWatch - îAssurantî Inc, which just shot the lights out with its results, trounced analyst expectations for both earnings and revenue. The company delivered earnings of $1.82 per share which was $0.25 above...

October 30, 2014 Xylem Inc. Reports Improved Third Quarter Earnings

The Street - Xylem was named to the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Index for the last three years for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide. > 2553

October 30, 2014 London close: FTSE ends higher ahead of Fed meeting result

IFA Magazine - JP Morgan comments lift îIntertekî JP Morgan analysts reiterated their âoverweightâ recommendation on shares of testing services firm îIntertekî following a sales meeting with...

October 30, 2014 Fitch Affirms CMLS Financial Ltd.'s Servicer Ratings

Business Wire - The loan level special servicer rating reflects CMLS's limited îspecial servicingî staffing and related capacity constraints, its experienced asset manager and senior managers, as well as the nature of...

October 30, 2014 Reuters: Russia calls UN agency's conflict zone risk proposals 'superficial'

Kyiv Post - Russia, which the United States has accused of backing Ukrainian rebels who shot down a Malaysian airliner in July, called new proposals from the îUnited Nationsî aviation body on mitigating risks over...

October 30, 2014 Media Advisory: TransAlta 2014 Investor Day Conference

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

October 30, 2014 MARKET REPORT: Shares slump as Capita loses out completely on £450m Ministry of Justice contracts

Daily Mail - îIntertekî, the testing group, jumped 131p to 2709p on a JP Morgan Cazenove overweight rating and target price of 3033p. After meeting the groupâs top brass, the broker believes that after a weak...

October 30, 2014 Chasing the Dream: Chad Tredway Tackles the Middle Market

Commercial Observe - That list additionally pointed to many of the leading banks in New York, including Chase and its main competitors, as well as îFannie Maeî. Those organizations provided the largest portion of...

October 30, 2014 Enova International, Inc. to List on NYSE

Benzinga - the regulatory and examination authority of the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî in the U.S. and the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom, including the effect of and compliance with a...

October 30, 2014 Toronto's historic Royal York Hotel to be acquired by Kingsett, Innvest

Reuters - Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate investment arm of pension fund îCaisse de dépôt et placement du Québecî, is selling control but it plans to retain a 20...

October 30, 2014 Fitch Publishes October RMBS Mortgage Servicer Snapshot

Market Watch - NEW YORK, Oct 29, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Link to îFitch Ratingsî' Report: Fitch Publishes October RMBS Mortgage Servicer Snapshot...

October 30, 2014 Fitch: U.S. Bank TruPS CDOs Combined Default & Deferral Rate Decreased

Benzinga - According to the latest index results published today by îFitch Ratingsî, the number of combined defaults and deferrals for U.S. bank TruPS CDOs has further decreased to 22.2% at the end of September...

October 30, 2014 A Favorable Look at Financials, Real-Estate

Barron's - He quotes Steven Karsh, a principal at îInnovestî Portfolio Solutions, a Denver-based advisory firm, who says that "within direct real estate, depending where on the risk spectrum you look, values range...

October 30, 2014 UPDATE 2-AutoNation shares jump 7 percent, profit up on used car sales

Reuters - Industry consultants LMC Automotive on Monday said 2014 U.S. new auto sales would be 16.4 million. îStandard and Poor'sî on Tuesday raised AutoNation stock to "buy" from "hold" and increased its 12-month...

October 30, 2014 Major outdoor concerts deliver economic boost for Auckland

Scoop - With the addition of îQBEî Stadium (formerly North Harbour Stadium) to the RFA group, the economies of scale and flexibility that come from working across multiple venues are being realised,â says Domm....

October 30, 2014 Top Five Socially Responsible Investing News Stories of 2005

CSR Wire - After more than a quarter century of building credibility, socially responsible investing (îSRIî) and corporate îsocialî responsibility (îCSRî) took the final steps ... a decidedly...

October 30, 2014 Kansas Fact Meter: NEA school finance claim partially true

m.cjonline.com - His math adds in the stateâs contributions to the îKansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî, which substantially inflates the bottom line. In February 2009, with Sebelius serving as governor,...

October 30, 2014 Assessing the cost of sitting

Northern News Services - A recent study by îthe Conference Boardî of Canada warns that Canadians' increasingly ... The Department of Health and îSocialî Services has been working steadily toward increasing...

October 30, 2014 CFPB Probe Finds Illegal Practices in Mortgages and Student Loans

US Financial Post - Companies that service mortgages and student loans have tricked customers into paying higher fees while engaging in other actions that violate consumer laws, the îConsumer Financial Protection...

October 30, 2014 Overheard: Shareholders Have Less to Hope For From Fannie and Freddie

Wall Street Journal - A shadow has fallen over the brightest hope of shareholders attempting to wrest control of profits at îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî from the government. After a U.S. District Court...

October 30, 2014 Mailbag: GMO: Read the studies

Albany Democrat-Herald - All Measure 92 asks is to let us know if the food was genetically engineered. îMonsantoî et al. never tell the whole story â they just say it would make prices go up. Remember how long...

October 30, 2014 How to read your credit card's fine print

Yahoo Finance - We plugged credit card agreements from the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî, or CFPB, database into a word cloud to illustrate the legalese that dominates these contracts. The image below is a...

October 30, 2014 Fitch Releases Report on Sugar Land, TX

Digital Journal - AUSTIN, Texas--(Business Wire)--îFitch Ratingsî has published a report on Sugar Land, TX. The report is available at 'www.îfitchratingsî.com'. ALL FITCH CREDIT RATINGS ARE SUBJECT TO...

October 30, 2014 Asos jumps as Tybourne takes stake

Financial Times - Another wider market rally lifted the FTSE 100 to a three-week high, up 0.8 per cent or 51.7 points to 6,453.87. îIntertekî rose 5.1 per cent to £27.09 after Wolfhart Hauser, the testing...

October 30, 2014 Market dispels US stimulus halt - The West Australian

7 News Yahoo - IAG added 16 cents to $6.45, AMP gained nine cents to $5.74, Suncorp lifted 12 cents to $14.44 and îQBEî was 23 cents higher at $11.53. Mining stocks fell after terms of trade figures for the September...

October 30, 2014 Banco Bradesco 3Q14 Results

Benzinga - The Bradesco Organization fully complies with best global sustainability and corporate governance practices, particularly: Global Compact, PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment), Equator Principles, îCarbon...

October 30, 2014 Wall Street jumps 1pc on earnings

The Australian - The Nasdaq was bolstered by an advance in biotechnology and îsocialî-media stocks ... according to Mike Arone, îState Street Global Advisorsîâ chief investment strategist for...

October 30, 2014 Complexity: The Hidden Cost of Central Bank Actions

CFA Institute Blogs - The short of it is that îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî are heavy lenders of federal funds. Foreign-chartered banks (regulatory advantaged in ways that you may also not care to explore...

October 30, 2014 U.S., Mexico sign deal to end sugar spat, avert import duties

Reuters - 30. The concessions will help resolve a dispute that threatened to spiral into a tit-for-tat trade war after Mexico warned it would take U.S. support for its sugar industry to the îWorld Trade Organizationî...

October 30, 2014 Introducing school trustee candidate Catherine Zaitsoff

The Castlegar Source - I would like to quote the Saskatchewan School Board associationâs website because it describes exactly what I mean, âSchool boards are subject to three types of îaccountabilityî:...

October 30, 2014 Fitch: Acquisition of Nuevo Midstream Positive for WES; No Ratings Impact

Yahoo Finance - Western Gas Partners, LP's (WES) plan to acquire Nuevo Midstream, LLC for $1.5 billion is credit-neutral in the near term while providing geographic diversification and organic growth opportunities in the longer...

October 30, 2014 Ebola, Natural Cures, And Panic: A Rant

Forbes - Instead, I found this, posted by an old friend, from the îOrganic Consumers Associationî: There are natural methods proven to be effective for prevention and treatment of Ebola. But doctors refuse to explore...

October 30, 2014 Cayman Islands Case Notes, October 2014

jdsupra.com - îQBEî Insurance (Europe) Limited. The proposal was rejected by the defendant, but only after the time for compliance with the unless order had expired. The defendant immediately issued a summons for...

October 30, 2014 Indian banks' constellation of non-core financial assets

Daily Mail - Life Insurance Corp of India, Japan's Orix Corp and îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî (ADIA) are IL&FS' top shareholders. * Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Limited (Arcil): State Bank of India,...

October 30, 2014 Database maps college readiness policies

EdSource - California is among states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards in math and English, which identify preparing students for college and careers among their goals, and has built measures of college...

October 30, 2014 ASSA ABLOY Doors and Frames are Key to a Sustainable Built Environment

eTV Futures - There are now options to recycle hollow metal doors in collaboration with the îSteel Recycling Instituteî, and to donate wood doors to Habitat for Humanity ReStores with the groupâs product end-...

October 30, 2014 England games to remain on Sky Sports after RFU awards £40m deal

Daily Telegraph - Englandâs autumn internationals â and Rugby World Cup warm-up matches â will continue to be shown on Sky Sports after it beat BT Sport yet again to a major sports property. Sky ensured a total...

October 30, 2014 Real Madrid seals deal with Abu Dhabi state fund

Kentucky.com - Club president Florentino Perez signed a long-term "strategic alliance" with îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî (IPIC), represented by Khadem al-Qubaisi. Sheikh Mansour, Deputy Prime Minister...

October 30, 2014 Fitch Releases Report on Arizona Water Infrastructure Finance Authority

news.morningstar.com - îFitch Ratingsî has published a report on Arizona Water Infrastructure Finance Authority. The report is available at 'www.îfitchratingsî.com'. Additional information is available at...

October 30, 2014 Sprint And Monnit Align To Offer New And Reliable Business Monitoring Solutions

The Street - Sprint has been named to the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Index (DJSI) North America in 2011, 2012 and 2013. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and...

October 30, 2014 Regulator calls out student loan industry

CNN Money - Graduates cheer during the Bowie State University graduation ceremony in May 2013. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî put student loan servicers on notice this week with a...

October 30, 2014 European Stocks Wobble Ahead Of Fed Rate Call

Morningstar - The Fed is also widely expected to announce the end of its bond-buying program, known as quantitative easing. The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks lost 0.45%, and is down about 2.8%...

October 30, 2014 NOVA Chemicals Reports 2014 Third Quarter Results

Yahoo Finance - NOVA Chemicals is a wholly owned subsidiary of îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî ("IPIC") of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. NOVA Chemicals logo is a registered trademark of...

October 30, 2014 Prepaid and Gift Cards in the U.S., 4th Edition

KSWO 7 News - SOURCE Reportlinker NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Driven by the prospect of regulatory intervention and heightened competition, leading prepaid card marketers are beating the îConsumer Financial...

October 30, 2014 Profit Gains and Confidence Lift Shares

New York Times - îThe Conference Boardî reported that its confidence index hit a seven-year ... its entertainment businesses from its media and sports divisions. Twitter, the îsocialî media network,...

October 30, 2014 UPDATE 1-U.S. loan applications to buy homes lowest since Feb -MBA

Reuters - Jumbo loans are those whose size is above $417,000, which is the limit on what federal mortgage agencies îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî can purchase. "Borrowers with jumbo loans tend to be most...

October 30, 2014 Greenpeace Says Its GMOs Are Better Than Science's GMOs, Still Hates Golden Rice

Science 2.0 - Greenpeace is set to launch a series of attacks against crop biotechnology this week. It has scheduled a news conference for Friday titled âEcological Agriculture, A Climate Resilient Model of Agriculture: The...

October 30, 2014 Final Credit Risk Retention Rules Adopted for Asset Backed Securities and Residential Mortgage Backed Securities

jdsupra.com - such as a covered transaction meeting the CFPBâs temporary QM treatment for loans eligible for purchase or guarantee by îFreddie Macî, îFannie Maeî and certain government entities that...

October 30, 2014 Gender gap report: India ranks 114 of 142 nations

Hindustan Times - India has fared badly in removing gender-based disparities, ranking 114 out of 142 countries in îWorld Economic Forumî's 2014 gender gap index, scoring below average on parameters like economic...

October 30, 2014 CFPB Outlines Debt Collection Violations in Latest Supervisory Highlights Report

acainternational.org - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî has issued its latest Supervisory Highlights report, which focuses on examination findings in the debt collection market, as well in the consumer...

October 30, 2014 Is The 'Skills Gap' Really A Thing'

North Country Public Radio - The sender was Vance Crowe, îMonsantoî's director of millennial engagement. Corporate America is currently caught up in a torrid infatuation with millennials, who befuddle and torment the...

October 30, 2014 'Record year' for bank coal financing

Oneworld - Released just days ahead of the publication of the fifth United Nations îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) assessment report, the EUR 66 billion figure represents a more thanfourfold rise in...

October 30, 2014 Bill Clinton holds 2nd rally for Sen. Mark Udall

Washington Post - The îClinton Global Initiativeî held its meeting in Denver this summer and Hillary Clinton was just in Colorado a week ago in the second of two stops to boost Sen. Mark Udall. Should Udall, who is...

October 30, 2014 Capstead Mortgage Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results

Yahoo Finance - either îFannie Maeî or îFreddie Macî, or by an agency of the federal government, Ginnie Mae. This strategy differentiates the Company from its peers because ARM loans underlying its...

October 30, 2014 The circular economy gets its own Academy Awards

FORTUNE - This fall at a îWorld Economic Forumî meeting in Asia, Chinese premier Li Keqiang stressed Chinaâs goal âto pursue green, circular and low-carbon development.â What premier Li was getting...

October 30, 2014 Wall Street declines after Fed ends bond-buying program

Buenos Aires Herald - The stock was the biggest drag on Euro îSTOXXî banking index , which fell 3.1 percent and took its fall since the publication of the European Central Bank's stress tests over the weekend to 4...

October 30, 2014 British Minister Claims UK Government Policy Has Helped Save the World from 'Climate Change'

Breitbart News - Lord Ridley noted: "The fifth assessment report of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî has confirmed in the same words that there has been a hiatus in global warming for at least the last...

October 30, 2014 NYU students take on world hunger - one app at a time

USA Today College - Last spring, Dehradunwala and Goel presented their idea at the seventh annual meeting of îClinton Global Initiativeî University (CGI U), an effort led by former President Clinton to engage students...

October 30, 2014 Turning Ideas Into Action for the Mediterranean

The Huffington Post - Is anyone willing to take action, to hit restart and to give the Mediterranean a second look' At the îClinton Global Initiativeî [CGI] annual meeting last month, the answer was "Yes." I had the...

October 30, 2014 Report compares sustainability assurance providers, by Verdantix

supplychaindigital.com - There is greater acceptance of reporting frameworks such as the îGlobal Reporting Initiativeî and assurance standards such as AA1000AS and ISAE3000, but the market is still complicated by the...

October 30, 2014 Less Than Two Weeks Remain Before ISSP Conference 2014 Gets Underway in Denver

Benzinga - Andrew Mangan, Executive Director, îUnitedî îStatesî îBusiness Council for Sustainable Developmentî (USBCSD ... Sustainable Brands has developed and markets Sustain condoms, the...

October 30, 2014 How Well Does Your Country Treat Women' Check This Interactive Map

Mic - The news: It will take the world at least 81 years for the gender gap to close, according to a Global Gender Report released Tuesday by the îWorld Economic Forumî. The annual report examines the relative...

October 30, 2014 Kroll Bond Rating Agency Releases PropertyBeat Special Report on Self Storage

Morning Star - In addition, KBRA is recognized by the îNational Association of Insurance Commissionersî (NAIC) as a Credit Rating Provider (CRP). > 1862

October 30, 2014 5 Reasons Apple Pay will have it tough in China

FORTUNE - 3. The precedent isnât on Appleâs side here. Visa, Mastercard, and American Express fought China for years to follow îWorld Trade Organizationî rules and open its card system to foreign...

October 30, 2014 U.S. Stocks Slip as Fed Decision Looms

Inside Fidelity - Gold futures fell 0.5% to 1223.20 an ounce. In Europe, the îStoxxî Europe 600 gained 0.2%, boosted in part by positive earnings from Danish logistics company DSV AS. Demand for safe-haven government...

October 30, 2014 Why you should bother to read the IPCC synthesis report

Responding To Climate Change - You may think that youâve been here before. In a capital city somewhere in a country beyond our own, the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) meets to finalise a...

October 30, 2014 Banks and insurers lead market higher

7 News Yahoo - IAG added 16 cents to $6.45, AMP gained nine cents to $5.74, Suncorp lifted 12 cents to $14.44 and îQBEî was 23 cents higher at $11.53. Mining stocks fell after terms of trade figures for the September...

October 30, 2014 U.S. mortgage bond prices extend fall after FOMC

Yahoo! - Prices on 30-year mortgage-backed securities that carry a 3-percent coupon and are guaranteed by îFannie Maeî fell to a session low of 99-25/32, down 11/32 from late on Tuesday. The yield on the 30-year,...

October 30, 2014 State retirees hosting reception today for state legislators

Enid News - îOklahoma Public Employees Retirement Systemî retirees will have a reception for state Sen. Patrick Anderson and state Rep. Mike Jackson today at Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Enid. The reception...

October 30, 2014 India slides, US gains in gender equality ranking

WRAL - The annual Gender Gap Index by the Geneva-based îWorld Economic Forumî showed India falling to 114th place, after being ranked 101st out of the 136 countries surveyed last year. That puts India below other...

October 30, 2014 Trade Agreements Deliver for the US Dairy Industry

thecattlesite.com - US - Since the implementation of the Uruguay Round in 1995, which ushered in the îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO), U.S. dairy export value has risen nearly ten-fold to more than $6.7 billion,...

October 30, 2014 Precision, flexibility vital for DC plans, say speakers at P&I conference

Pensions & Investments - Precision belongs to corporate îgovernanceî because ambiguity can lead to confusion ... don't participate â with a special emphasis on millennials. Surveys by îState Street...

October 30, 2014 Acer : Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy for its U.S.-Based Operations

4 Traders - A world leader in information and communication technology (ICT) and a îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Index-listed company, Acer has a dedicated sustainability strategy of which its green power purchase is a...

October 30, 2014 Auckland summer events to inject millions

Stuff - RFA chief executive Robert Domm said the summer line-up illustrates the success of the organisationsâ Auckland Stadium Strategy in utilising stadiums it is responsible for such as Mt Smart Stadium, îQBEî...

October 30, 2014 Local and national points of interest

Kansas State Collegian - In a written statement, Gov. Sam Brownback said that he had made restoring the îKansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî a priority when he took office in 2011. World Health Organization...

October 30, 2014 Legislative round-up: What are they working on'

The Portland Tribune - The Oregon Legislatureâs regular session kicked off Feb. 3, and the shorter-than-average timeline ends this week. Hereâs a quick check-in on the major bills sponsored by local House...

October 30, 2014 Assurant Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Wallstreet online - Net operating income decreased in the quarter, primarily due to the impact of lower premium rates in the îlender-placed insuranceî business. No catastrophe losses were reported in both third...

October 30, 2014 Kansas PERS hires State Street as custodian, terminates 2 PIMCO investments

Pensions & Investments - îKansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî, Topeka, hired State Street Bank as custodian, committed to a private equity fund and terminated Pacific Investment Management Co. for...

October 30, 2014 FAO-WFP Report: Central African Republic Conflict Caused Agriculture to Contract 46%

EIN News Desk World News Report - The report by the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) found significant declines in agricultural production in the wake...

October 30, 2014 HSBC Gets Final OK For $32M Deal Over Force-Placed Policies

Law 360 - A Florida federal judge on Wednesday granted final approval to HSBC Bank USA NA and three insurers' $32 million settlement of a class action accusing them of overcharging more than 250,000 homeowners for...

October 30, 2014 7 recommendations for CFPB to improve HMDA

Housing Wire - More than 40 California organizations join with the California Reinvestment Coalition in calling on the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî to strengthen the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act through...

October 30, 2014 Danish artist melts 100 tons of ice as a stark reminder of climate change

Salon - In an effort to publicize the release of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeîâs 5th Assessment Report on the Climate, artist Olafur Eliasson and geologist Minik Rosing made the effects of...

October 30, 2014 HFF Hotel Group closes Urbano on Brickell sale

The Real Deal - HFF marketed the property on behalf of the seller, an affiliate of îThe Carlyle Groupî and Rodblu Investment Fund 1. Baywood Hotels purchased the property free of debt and will assume property...

October 30, 2014 ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. Reports Q3 2014 Annualized ROE of 10.04% on Core and Estimated Taxable REIT Income of $49.0 Million

Benzinga - Approximately $3.0 billion of the Q3 sales of Agency Securities settle in Q4. As of September 30, 2014, the Company's portfolio consisted of îFannie Mae, Freddie Macî and Ginnie Mae mortgage securities,...

October 30, 2014 NY regulator orders British bank StanChart to pay $300m in penalties

stixs.in - Also, in 2012, StanChart had agreed to pay a $340m fine after the îNYS Department of Financial Servicesî (DFS) accused the bank of concealing transactions worth $250bn with Iran. As per the deal announced...

October 30, 2014 From the Daily: Profiting off students

Michigan Daily - In February, the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî sued ITT Educational Services, Inc., for predatory lending to students. Advertisements for for-profit schools boast their accelerated learning,...

October 30, 2014 Steeled for growth

Construction Week Online - âThis high level of scrap consumption is a reflection of the steel industryâs commitment to conserving energy and natural resources,â said Gregory Crawford, executive director of the...

October 30, 2014 Govt will not absorb 1MDB debts, says Najib

The Star Online - THE Government will not absorb any debt incurred by î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB), said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. He said only RM5.8bil of the companyâs loans were...

October 30, 2014 Daily Briefing | IPCC "will abolish doubt in climate politics" says Danish climate minister

The Carbon Brief - BusinessGreen Climate change could create more Boko Haram extremists - study Climate change could open the door for extremist groups like Boko Haram to take control of parts of Africa and South Asia, risk...

October 30, 2014 Dallas nurse with Ebola gets blood transfusion from survivor

theadanews.com - DALLAS â A Dallas nurse infected with Ebola while treating the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. has received a plasma transfusion from a doctor who beat the virus. Nurse Nina Pham was among about 70...

October 30, 2014 The Science of Sports Addiction

realestate.aol.com - Author îEric Schlosserî has seen the terrifying truth behind fast food, but his latest book makes for truly blood-curdling reading. He joins live to tal... This week's Meet the Author is with...

October 30, 2014 For-profit colleges face 'gainful employment' rule

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî earlier this year filed suit against the large, for-profit college chain ITT Educational Services Inc. alleging that it pushed students into...

October 30, 2014 Luther Burrell set to miss New Zealand clash

Keith Prowse - England centre Luther Burrell looks set to miss the îQBEî International clash with New Zealand on November 8th. The Northampton star injured his hand in the club's 34-6 European Champions Cup win over...

October 30, 2014 Chevy Is Trying to Use Corvette Byproducts for Artificial Bat Caves

thenewswheel.com - Currently, bat experts (yes, those are a thing) from organizations such as Bat îConservation Internationalî and the Organization for Bat Conservation are reviewing GMâs application. But why...

October 30, 2014 Opinion: Politicians not ready for prime time

North Jersey - Hillary would do ... what' Invite them to yet another meeting of the îClinton Global Initiativeî' At the moment, Clintonâs main appeal is to women. Trouble is, Warren happens to be a woman, too....

October 30, 2014 Carlyle beats 3Q profit forecasts

Yahoo! - WASHINGTON (AP) _ îThe Carlyle Groupî LP (CG) on Wednesday reported third-quarter profit of $25.4 million. On a per-share basis, the Washington-based company said it had profit of 35 cents. Earnings, adjusted...

October 30, 2014 Topic matches for gender issues

McDowell News - Indian women still face some of the world's worst inequality in access to health care, education and work, despite years of rapid economic growth, according to the annual Gender Gap Index by the Geneva-based...

October 30, 2014 Residence taken over as private hospital

Otago Daily Times - There is a well-sheltered little lawn and garden at the back, and Nurse Hayward has had this connected with the conservatory at the side so that îconvalescentî patients may secure its advantages...

October 30, 2014 Ecolab Commits $2 Million to The Nature Conservancy to Advance Water Conservation Throughout the World

CSR Wire - ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 29 /îCSRwireî/ - Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, has committed $2 million through the Ecolab Foundation to The Nature...

October 30, 2014 Opening up government

theSundaily - The most recent controversy surrounding the Ministry of Finance's sovereign wealth fund 1MDB (î1Malaysia Development Berhadî) centres on the fact that RM1.5 billion worth of "commissions, fees and...

October 30, 2014 Integrated commercial complex to be completed by June 2016

The Rakyat Post - The project will be jointly financed by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB). Have something to add to this story' Let us know with a comment below. Govt urged to...

October 30, 2014 "KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, OCT. "

AD HOC News - Frost & Sullivan is also proud to partner with Multimedia Development Corporation and i2M Ventures Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî to set up a Global Innovation...

October 30, 2014 Deutsche Bank names Joe Cassidy head of prime brokerage for global rates

Hedge Week - Deutsche Bank has appointed Joe Cassidy as head of prime brokerage and derivatives clearing for global rates. He joins from Nomura where he held several senior positions including global co-head of prime services,...

October 30, 2014 Contract sets MSSU salary, benefit package for president at $275,000

Joplin Globe - His benefits package, which includes health insurance and contributions to the îMissouri State Employeesâ Retirement Systemî, equals about $45,000. Other benefits listed in the contract include...

October 30, 2014 CedarKnight Partners LLP Appoints Head of Operations for the Specialised Boutique Asset Manager

PR Newswire - Ranjit worked with Jupiter and îSchrodersî early in his career before spending several years with Global Investment Solutions at Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management. Since leaving Deutsche in 2012 he...

October 30, 2014 Indian Textile Mills Accused Of Forced Labour

Vogue - Primark said that it will work with Jeyavishnu Spintex to implement the "Fair Hiring, Fair Labour" program that it has established with îVeritéî, an international NGO and member of the Alliance to...

October 30, 2014 Axalta Commences Initial Public Offering

Benzinga - The shares will be offered by certain affiliates of îThe Carlyle Groupî (the âselling shareholdersâ). The anticipated initial offering price is between $18.00 and $21.00 per share and the...

October 30, 2014 Global Gender Gap Report: Pakistan second to last in gender equality report

The Express Tribune - Ranked 141 of 142 countries in the annual îWorld Economic Forumî (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report, Pakistan emerged second to last in terms of gender equality worldwide. The report, published on...

October 30, 2014 FOOTBALL MATES: IPIC and Real Madrid Ink Ties

swfinstitute.org - Abu Dhabi-based îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî (IPIC) is the next âbig sovereign wealth playerâ in European football, choosing Real Madrid CDF. Real Madrid boasts 10...

October 30, 2014 May Tate

The Herald - May Tate of Hermitage passed away of natural causes at 2:03 p.m. Monday (10-27-14) in Nugent îConvalescentî Home, Hermitage. She was 88. Mrs. Tate was born Aug. 27, 1926, in Manchester, England (UK), a...

October 30, 2014 Why Halloween Candy Is a Far Bigger Threat to Americans Than Ebola

Alter Net - Jill Richardson is the founder of the blog La Vida Locavore and a member of the îOrganic Consumers Associationî policy advisory board. She is the author of "Recipe for America: Why Our Food System Is...

October 30, 2014 Mid-Day Market Update: ACCO Brands Jumps On Upbeat Results; American Realty Shares Slide

Benzinga - European shares were mostly higher today. The eurozoneâs îSTOXXî 600 rose 0.29 percent, the Spanish Ibex Index dropped 1.13 percent, while Italyâs FTSE MIB Index slipped 0.90 percent. Meanwhile,...

October 30, 2014 Jason Carley and Gero Wendenburg join BLM Partnership

Hedge Week - The founders of BLM Partners have announced the addition of Jason Carley and Gero Wendenburg to the partnership, which was founded in March this year. Carley was most recently the senior portfolio manager for the...

October 30, 2014 5 more facts you need to know about the Medibank Private IPO

Motley Fool Australia - Here are another five that potential investors should weigh up: My major concern is the lack of upside. I like îQBEî because the group has a huge amount of fat to cut from the business and...

October 30, 2014 1MDB breaks silence over debt and cronyism claims

Yahoo News Malaysia - Controversial sovereign fund î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB) today sought to clear the air over "unsubstantiated" claims of shadowy dealings, preferential treatment and exorbitant debt...

October 30, 2014 Consumers Petroleum's Wheels CITGO Convenience Stores Fueling Even More Good Across Connecticut

TMCnet - (î3BL Mediaî Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Local CITGO Marketer Expands Community Ties in Glastonbury and WestportSOURCE: CITGO Petroleum Corporation DESCRIPTION:TRUMBULL, Conn., Oct. 29, 2014 /î3BL...

October 30, 2014 Real Madrid seals long-term "strategic-alliance" deal with Abu Dhabi state investment fund

nanaimodailynews.com - Club president Florentino Perez on Tuesday signed a long-term "strategic alliance" with îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî (IPIC), represented by Khadem al-Qubaisi. Sheikh Mansour,...

October 30, 2014 3E Company and Locus Technologies Announce Strategic Collaboration

Investors Business Daily - Locus's cloud software enables companies to organize and validate all key environmental information in a single system, which includes analytical data for water, air, soil, greenhouse gases,...

October 30, 2014 Europe Opens Door to Dangerous Fracking

foodandwaterwatch.org - Brussels, January 22, 2014 â Europe is opening its doors to dirty and dangerous unconventional fossil fuels, îFriends of the Earth Europeî and Food & Water Europe said today. The...

October 30, 2014 Periphery lags as European shares post small gains ahead of Fed

Reuters - The stock was the biggest drag on Euro îSTOXXî banking index , which fell 3.1 percent and took its fall since the publication of the European Central Bank's stress tests over the weekend to 4 percent....

October 30, 2014 Climate Change / UFO Abduction

WMMB - He recently presented this view at a UCLA forum on climate change, and in an open letter attacking the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, which got picked up by international media (see related...

October 30, 2014 Julie Dean is back in business: Which experts are getting ready to invest'

FE Trustnet - The fund management industry was rocked by Deanâs decision to leave îSchrodersî last month and Sanditon announced this morning that she will be teaming up with her ex-Cazenove colleagues Tim...

October 30, 2014 Work starts to fix 15ft of damaged pipe

ITV - Bristol Water says its engineers are now working to fix the broken water mains in Kingswood. The company says it's hoping the work will be completed by the early hours of tomorrow morning. 24,000 homes are without water. It...

October 30, 2014 Mortgage Rates at 3-Week Highs After Fed Ends QE

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

October 30, 2014 PH ranks 9th in WEF gender-equality ranking

News Philippines Yahoo - The Philippines has remained as one of the most gender-equal nations, ranking ninth out of the 142 countries assessed, according to the 2014 Global Gender Gap Report published by the îWorld Economic...

October 30, 2014 Retail skirmish blocks Apple Pay at checkout line

Reading Eagle - îThe Conference Boardî reported that its confidence index hit a seven-year ... to poor information security was mainly due to breaches at Target stores and Living îSocialî, an online...

October 30, 2014 Goodwill Ambassadors for Family Farming recognized

Pork Network - Robert L. Carlson, former president of the World Farmersâ Organisation (WFO), and Gerd Sonnleitner have been recognised by the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO) as...

October 30, 2014 Sky Sports and RFU extends partnership with new 5-year TV deal

TV Newsroom - The new deal, which begins in July 2015, provides a continued commitment to cover rugby union in England at all levels and comprises, including: ⢠Exclusively live coverage of Englandâs autumn...

October 30, 2014 Portland veterinarian re-arrested in East Timor

KOIN-TV - President of East Timor Jose Ramos-Horta listens during a panel discussion at the îClinton Global Initiativeî Annual Meeting in this Sept. 28, 2007 file photo, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) âWe...

October 30, 2014 From Transactions to Transformation: More Companies Commit to Renewable Energy

WRI - They emerged from discussions that World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and îWorld Resources Instituteî (WRI) had with companies about what was slowing them down in meeting their renewable energy targets. Complicated...

October 30, 2014 Carlyle Income Drops

FIN Alternatives - îThe Carlyle Groupî posted mixed third-quarter results, hurt by its hedge-fund business. The alternative investments giant said that its quarterly profit rose to $25 million, from $2.3 million in...

October 30, 2014 3 Reasons to Consider the Huge Dividend Yield at Two Harbors Investment Corp.

NASDAQ - The principal and interest payments from the underlying mortgages of such securities are guaranteed by government-sponsored enterprise îFannie Mae, Freddie Macî, or Ginnie Mae (though Ginnie Mae is not a...

October 30, 2014 AfDB approves $12.7m for Equity Fund [Cihan News Agency (Turkey)]

TMCnet.com - The Fund will also be associated with a grant-based Technical Assistance Facility. Sponsored by îLaî îCompagnieî îBenjaminî îdeî îRothschildî (CBR) and ONF...

October 30, 2014 Engility-TASC deal gets a warm welcome

Washington Technology - McCormick said that Booz Allen Hamiltonâs relationship with îThe Carlyle Groupî is similar, where the private equity group holds a large stake in the company. âBooz has done well...

October 30, 2014 New bizjet leasing and lending firm launches with two former Beechcraft execs at the helm

blueskyexecutiveaviation.co.uk - Three global investment firms - GSO Capital Partners, a Blackstone company in partnership with Franklin Square Capital Partners; îThe Carlyle Groupî; and AE Industrial Partners - have...

October 30, 2014 CBS Radio Orlando Advertisers and Nonprofit First Book Partner to Distribute Thousands of New Books to Children in Need

TMCnet - (î3BL Mediaî Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) 2,400 New Books Distributed to Students at Orlando Day Nursery During Special Reading Party SOURCE: EcoMedia DESCRIPTION:October 29, 2014 /î3BL Mediaî/ -...

October 30, 2014 France Says Armenia, Azerbaijan To Hold More Talks On Nagorno-Karabakh

The Business Insider - "Status quo is not îsustainableî," the office of French President Francois Hollande said after he hosted talks between Azerbaijan's Ilham Aliyev and Armenia's Serzh Sargsyan, following an...

October 30, 2014 Best Future Jobs in Agriculture

PRECISION.AGWIRED.com - The industry has reacted to the îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) decision against the United States on the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law since the announcement was made earlier this...

October 30, 2014 European shares hold on to small gains

Fin24 - Spanish bank BBVA, down 3.2, weighed on the Euro îSTOXXî banking index as it reported a lower-than-expected net profit for the first nine months of the year and said its investment in improving its digital...

October 30, 2014 Regional finance heads gathering in Dubai for Middle East Corporate Governance Summit

MENAFN - Other speakers at the event include representatives from Hawkamah â Institute of Corporate Governance, World Bank Group, Corporate Governance and Sustainability Center, Emirates NBD, îCSR Middle Eastî...

October 30, 2014 House District 56

Northfulton.Com - When asked how he would help raise the stateâs overall grades, Sadiq advocated restoring the Quality Basic Education (îQBEî) funding. This mechanism is a formula the state uses to determine the...

October 30, 2014 Sky Sports and RFU confirm new five-year deal

Sportspro Media - Beginning in July 2015, the wide-ranging partnership will include exclusive live coverage of Englandâs îQBEî internationals, pre-2015 and 2019 Rugby World Cup internationals, England Women,...

October 30, 2014 Carlyle AUM dips in quarter, but up 10% for 12 months

Pensions & Investments - îThe Carlyle Groupî's assets under management totaled $202.6 billion as of Sept. 30, down 0.5% from three months earlier but up 10% from a year earlier, said the alternative investment...

October 30, 2014 SunCoke Files Application for Power Plant in Greenup County

WSAZ 3 - Connection to the grid would be via a 138-kilovolt transmission line to an îAmerican Electric Powerî Co. substation in New Boston, Ohio, a distance of about a mile. The electricity would be sold on the open,...

October 30, 2014 Mandatory COOL: Still detrimental to trade, no easy solution

Pork Network - Abolish' Make further tweaks' Or perhaps, make it voluntary' On the heels of the îWorld Trade Organizationîâs (WTOâs) latest ruling on U.S. mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL),...

October 30, 2014 Fighting Ebola with transfusions raises more questions than it answers

Modern Healthcare - âWhile there is no proven treatment available for Ebola virus disease, whole blood collected from patients in the îconvalescentî phase of infection has been used as an empirical treatment...

October 30, 2014 European stocks mostly higher after Fed ends QE program; Dax up 0.43%

NASDAQ - During European morning trade, the DJ Euro îStoxxî 50 climbed 0.57%, France's CAC 40 advanced 0.78%, while Germany's DAX gained 0.43%. At the conclusion of its two-day policy meeting, the Fed said targets for...

October 30, 2014 Saba Fund Drops as Weinstein Heads for Third Losing Year

Bloomberg - Hedge-fund manager Boaz Weinstein posted declines for a seventh straight month in August as his firm heads for a third year of losses. His Saba Capital Management LP fell 1.6 percent last month in its credit fund,...

October 30, 2014 7 new foods and kitchen gadgets worth owning

The Miami Herald - Price: $5 per 12-ounce bottle, available at musashifoods.com. What: Organic, vegan, non-genetically modified, îFair Trade-certifiedî red palm oil from Ecuador is carrot-orange and lends a slightly...

October 30, 2014 Sara Evans Takes on the Oddly Challenging Role of Sara Evans on Tonight's "Nashville"

KTIC 840 Rural Radio - The United States wonât appeal the îWorld Trade Organizationîâs recent ruling on Country of Origin Labeling until the beginning of next year, according to USDA Secretary Tom......

October 30, 2014 New Zealand accepted into WTO government procurement pact

China - New Zealand is to join a îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) pact that allows its businesses to bid for government contracts in other member countries on an equal basis with domestic firms. Economic Development...

October 30, 2014 Must-know opportunity: Japan looks cheap, and there is a catalyst

Market Realist - According to îAmundiî Japan, even a 3%â4% increase in allocation could invoke inflows of up to 4 trillion Japanese yen into equity markets. Read on to the next part of this series to see why you...

October 30, 2014 This Week: Events and meetings in the Pikes Peak region

Colorado Springs Gazette - The Colorado Springs City Council might retreat behind closed doors Monday at the start of its 1 p.m. work session in City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave., to discuss a "council member-initiated city code and...

October 30, 2014 Student entrepreneurs compete for global prize

Daily Trojan - The competition, which began in 2010 and whose sponsors include the Hult International Business School and the îClinton Global Initiativeî, asks small student groups to solve some of the worldâs...

October 30, 2014 Washington Ideas Forum 2014

Fora TV - 11:15 am EDT Interview: Megan Smith, Chief Technology Officer of U.S. 11:35 am EDT Interstitial: David Rubenstein, îThe Carlyle Groupî 11:45 am EDT Conversation: Lesa Kennedy and Rita Benson LeBlanc Lesa...

October 30, 2014 Labeling GMO foods would cost consumers less than 1 cent per day, report says

Natural News - Well, pardon the sarcasm, but that's the hive-thinking that dominates. îConsumers Unionî is the non-profit public policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports. They are in favor of GMO labeling. Focusing...

October 30, 2014 First Innovation Fair Hosted At WTO, Draws Diverse Projects With IP In Mind

ip-watch.org - The îWorld Trade Organizationî hosted an Innovation Fair on 28 October, gathering inventors, supporting agencies, and patent offices. A number of inventions were displayed and explained, from concrete...

October 30, 2014 City struggles with new $450,000 bill

Shelby News - The City of Shelbyville, already strapped for cash, will have to come up with $450,000 by the year's end to reconcile with the state's retirement fund. After changing to a new computer program, the Indiana Public...

October 30, 2014 Climate change and environmental risk atlas 2015

Prevention Web - îMaplecroftîâs Climate change and environmental risk atlas 2015 (CCERA) features 26 risk indices to provide comprehensive quantitative analysis of the key risks to business in the areas of...

October 30, 2014 Swedroe: Nails In The Hedge Fund Coffin

etf.com - Unfortunately, the experience of NYCERS is all too common. In April 2012, The New York Times reported that the $26.3 billion îPennsylvania State Employeesâ Retirement Systemî had more than 46 percent...

October 30, 2014 Frequent flyer Eva Longoria is dressed down in stripy leggings as she arrives in Los Angeles

Daily Mail - The documentary focuses on the poor labour conditions in the US agriculture industry and was executive produced by Eva and îEric Schlosserî. The actress discussed her decision to get involved in the...

October 30, 2014 Thelma Schwartz, 99

South Coast Today - NEW BEDFORD â Thelma (Jacobson) Schwartz, 99, daughter of Israel and Rose (Rosenberg) Jacobson died on October 27, 2014 at the New Bedford Jewish îConvalescentî Home after a brief illness....

October 30, 2014 Hospital funding model could see patients released earlier, says study by SFU researcher

The Vancouver Sun - The report, published today on the scientific journal website PLOS One and funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research, found a 24 per cent increase in discharge from hospitals to post-acute services -...

October 30, 2014 UN Climate Change Jargon

Environmental Leader - In late 1980s, îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî or IPCC was setup to initiate the discussion between governments. It largely comprises of scientists, meteorologist, and other scholars...

October 30, 2014 Millicom International Cellular: Millicom Foundation Launches to Support Digital Innovators in Emerging Markets

news.morningstar.com - Ory Okolloh commented: âWhat makes this initiative different from other corporate îCSRî programmes is that there is a genuine desire to move beyond just awarding prizes to start-ups. The...

October 30, 2014 Sustainable Condoms Reminds Us Our Bodies Cannot Be Placed Second

Branding Magazine - As a first sustainable, îFair-Trade certifiedî, and vegan brand of condoms whose product is free of chemicals of concern, it seems they are quite qualified to claim we can do both equally well....

October 30, 2014 Coating trends: Coat me pure! Coat me pretty!

Candy Industry - Clasen Quality Coatings, Inc. is another company thatâs adapted to the need for cleaner labels. They offer coatings that are îFair Trade-certifiedî, Rainforest Alliance Certified and Non-GMO...

October 30, 2014 Guest post: time to tackle inequality

Financial Times - From the IMF to the Pope, from President Barack Obama to the îWorld Economic Forumî, there is a growing consensus that extreme economic inequality is one of the defining challenges of our time and...

October 30, 2014 US Stock Futures Edge Lower; Fed Decision In Focus

Benzinga - Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index dropped 11.50 points to 4,082.50. European markets were mostly higher today, with the Spanish Ibex Index falling 0.25%, îSTOXXî Europe 600 Index gaining 0.38%. German DAX 30...

October 30, 2014 Goldman: Asian Equities to Rally in the New Year

Forex Street - While the S&P 500 index has recovered 95 percent of its recent decline, the îStoxxî Europe 600 has regained 64 percent and the Topix 63 percent, the MSCI Asia-Pacific ex-Japan Index, or MXAPJ, has...

October 30, 2014 Why Artist Olafur Eliasson Hauled 100-Tons Of Glacial Ice To Denmark Only To Watch It Melt

Co.EXIST - The blocks of blue ice, formed over hundreds of thousands of years, were timed to start melting as scientists published the latest report from the UN îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî. Unlike the...

October 30, 2014 Food Fight Over GMO Labeling: Colorado Proposition 105 and Oregon Proposition 92

The Huffington Post - A David (the people) vs. Goliath (giant corporations) struggle over GM food labeling has unleashed $100 million in spending between 2012 and mid-2014 by Monsanto and the îGrocery Manufacturers...

October 30, 2014 New Locally-Owned Independent Coffeehouse Coming Soon to Stow

Patch - Locally owned and operated by hometown native, Heather (Blank) Ciranna Superior specialty coffee drinks, gourmet teas, smoothies, and delicious pastries Proudly serving îFair Trade Certifiedî products Inviting...

October 30, 2014 Tanzania to start major port construction in 2015

Sabahi - Funding for the port will come from China Merchant Holding International and îOmanî's îState General Reserve Fundî. "We will do whatever is possible to ensure the project is carried out and...

October 30, 2014 Oklahoma utility moves forward with $130M plan for new automated metering system

The Republic - Customers of îAmerican Electric Powerî-Public Service Company of Oklahoma initially won't see a bump on their bills in costs for the new metering equipment. Installation of the technology is expected to...

October 30, 2014 WTO meat labeling rule invites backlash from U.S. interest groups

Hutchinson News - WASHINGTON â Both sides in a debate over meat labeling have begun pressing their cases over a îWorld Trade Organizationî decision against labels that specify where animals are born, raised and...

October 30, 2014 Science for sale: The true history of silencing whistleblowers with corporate science

Natural News - This is what happens when rats were fed GMOs in a strict laboratory setting: Paid GMO shills -- people like Monsanto front man îJon Entineî-- organized a media propaganda campaign to malign the article...

October 30, 2014 Starbucks clears college degree path for workers

Rapid City Journal - FILE - In this Friday, April 27, 2012 file photo, Starbucks barista Linsey Pringle prepares a cup of coffee at a Starbucks Corp. store in Seattle. Starbucks on Monday, June 16, 2014 announced a new...

October 30, 2014 Bangladesh Leads 32 Nations Hit by Extreme Climate Risk

Bloomberg - Bangladesh, Sierra Leone and South Sudan led a ranking of countries facing extreme risks as a result of climate change, exacerbating the chances of civil conflict, according to a study by U.K. researcher...

October 30, 2014 Oklahoma utility to launch new metering system

Associated Press - Customers of îAmerican Electric Powerî-Public Service Company of Oklahoma initially won't their bills increase to cover costs for the new metering equipment. Installation of the technology is...

October 30, 2014 GETTING TO ZERO: The hidden CO2 emissions from renewables

Daily Kos - We will ask hard questions: does this really get îusî to zero' How much would it cost ... cool visualizations of our fossil fuel use, made by the World îBusiness Council for Sustainable...

October 30, 2014 Top US regulatory figure goes for Bitcoin, backs BitPay and Vaurum

Leaprate - Since May 2001 he has been employed as a senior adviser at îthe Carlyle Groupî, as well as serving as a policy advisor to Goldman Sachs and as a Director of Bloomberg LP, parent of Bloomberg News. Mr....

October 30, 2014 Could public figures and retirees help get more women in the boardroom' This EY exec thinks so

The Business Journal - The îWorld Economic Forumî's 2014 Gender Gap report is out and it doesn't look good. In fact, the report says it will take 81 years for the world to reach gender parity. That didn't sit well...

October 30, 2014 The Global Gender Gap Report, 2014

Governance now - The Global Gender Gap Report, introduced by the îWorld Economic Forumî in 2006, provides a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities around the world. The index...

October 30, 2014 Aabar Said to Plan Refinancing of UniCredit Stake

Bloomberg - îAabar Investmentsî PJSC is planning to refinance a stake valued at $2.2 billion in UniCredit SpA, three people with knowledge of the matter said. The investment firm, owned by Abu Dhabiâs sovereign...

October 30, 2014 How does your food score' App ranks grocery favorites

WTOP - In response to the launch of Food Scores, the îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî released a statement, calling the ratings "severely flawed." "The addition of EWG's rating scheme to the already crowded...

October 30, 2014 New Database Ranks your Groceries for Nutritional Value

The Daily Meal - The database has already attracted resistance from the food and beverage industry, including the îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî, a trade group that opposed Vermontâs decision to require GMO...

October 30, 2014 RISE Engineering Awarded $3.6 Million Contract For Energy-Efficiency Retrofit Of Plymouth County Correctional Facility

Yahoo Finance - The project is funded through the Commonwealth's Accelerated Energy Program (îAEPî) and is scheduled to be completed in early spring 2015. "We're privileged to play our part in the state's Accelerated...

October 30, 2014 FTC sues AT&T over cellular throttling

Yahoo Finance - îConsumers Unionî has long opposed throttling of all data plans by both cellular providers and residential Internet service providers. âConsumers have been complaining about throttling for years....

October 30, 2014 AG Mark Herring elected to regional leadership post

Augusta Free Press - Augusta Free Press LLC provides clients with marketing and PR solutions including web design, magazine/brochure, TV/radio, social media and overall marketing campaign design and implementation. And in 2015,...

October 30, 2014 Carlyle Group CEO David Rubenstein on Preserving Washington, D.C.

C-SPAN - David Rubenstein, CEO of îthe Carlyle Groupî, discusses the preservation of the Magna Carta and other historic documents, funding for the pandas at the National Zoo, and renovations to the Washington...

October 30, 2014 Latin American Nations Sign Declaration to Eradicate Child Labour

telesur - The declaration was signed as part of the Eighteenth Regional Meeting of the îInternational Labour Organizationî (ILO), This agreement aims to prevent and eliminate child labor in all its forms through...

October 30, 2014 Monsanto Hired This Guy To Help It Win Over Millennials

Source: NPR

As I scrolled through tweets about a panel on agricultural entrepreneurs at the SXSW Eco conference earlier this month, one caught my eye. The sender was Vance Crowe, Monsanto's director of millennial engagement.

October 30, 2014 Climate change to amplify risk of conflict

Blue & Green Tomorrow - Please pledge. The latest Climate Change and Environment Risk Atlas, published by global risk analytics company îMaplecroftî, assessed 198 counties across a range of parameters, including...

October 30, 2014 China fake invoice evidence mounts as Hong Kong trade gap widens

South China Morning Post - Companies have "faked, forged and illegally re-used" documents for exports and imports, Wu Ruilin, a deputy head of the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî's inspection department,...

October 30, 2014 UNITEK GLOBAL SERVICES, INC. FILES (8-K) Disclosing Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

Hispanic Business - îApollo Investmentî Corporation ("Apollo"), as agent for the lenders under the Revolving Credit Agreement (as defined below); (iii) the Revolving Lenders (as defined below) party to such agreement,...

October 30, 2014 Willow Lake Sales Positive News For The Market

The Daily News - based CWCapital Asset Management. And, maybe more importantly, the sale of the properties can help reset values, which may have remained a bit depressed while properties are in îspecial servicingî...

October 30, 2014 Indonesia Funds Hold Most Cash Since June on Widodo Policy Risk

Economia e Finanza con Bloomberg - Average cash levels in equity funds run by the local units of îSchrodersî Plc and Manulife Asset Management, the nationâs two biggest mutual-fund firms, and Ashmore Group Plc,...

October 30, 2014 Despite an FCC No-Show, New Yorkers Speak Out for the Open Internet

TMCnet - (Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) NEW YORK, Oct. 28 -- The îConsumers Unionî issued the following news release: The fight to save Net Neutrality and stop the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger...

October 30, 2014 Dynex Capital Coverage Initiated by Analysts at JMP Securities (DX)

Mideast Times - The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, October 1st. Dynex Capital, Inc is an internally managed mortgage real estate investment trust (NYSE:DX) and îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî...

October 30, 2014 Will Citi Be the Next Big Bank to Go Under'

Alter Net - A couple of years ago, the mighty Citigroup traded at around $50 a share. Today, March 5, the price hovered around $1 and for a while was below a buck. In other words, one of the largest financial institutions in the...

October 30, 2014 Walgreen turns down inversion to cut tax bill

WisNews - Growing political heat and possible customer backlash helped dissuade Walgreen from trying to trim its tax bill by reorganizing overseas as part of an acquisition. But experts say they don't expect other companies...

October 30, 2014 What you need to know about the next big climate report

Grist - But wait â youâve heard this one before, right' The îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî â its report already came out recently, didnât it' More than once, come to think of it'...

October 30, 2014 Carlyle Group lays out some collusion case settlement details

FORTUNE - îThe Carlyle Groupî CGO reported third-quarter earnings this morning, with hedge fund weakness causing a 15% loss in economic net income (before taxes) from Q3 2013. On the upside, the alternative asset...

October 30, 2014 When Things Do Not Go As Planned In A Bankruptcy Sale

Law 360 - Law360, New York (October 29, 2014, 10:08 AM ET) -- Buying îdistressed assetsî is big business. Many îdistressed assetsî are acquired through the sellerâs Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. In...

October 30, 2014 From duck eggs to fiscal deficit, the journey by Indonesia's economics minister

Reuters - In his two years as minister, Djalil led a major campaign to set up a large holding company, along the lines of state investors like Singapore's Temasek Holdings and Malaysia's îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî,...

October 30, 2014 Obituary: Former CalSTRS chief Michael Thome, 96, was WWII POW

Merced Sun-Star - Michael N. Thome, a former chief executive officer of the California State Teachersâ Retirement System and an Army veteran who was captured in World War II, died Sept. 23 at age 96, his family said. Mr....

October 30, 2014 State Treasurer Young Boozer visits Coffee County

Dothan First - He says it was the best outcome under tough circumstances for the State Treasury, and that includes what he calls the jigsaw puzzle of restructuring of the îAlabama Trust Fundî. "Senator Orr and I got...

October 30, 2014 Banker in Middle of Fight Between Goldman Sachs and Libya

Deal Book - For example, in June 2008, while at Goldman, Mr. Jabbour sent an email to a colleague about a big currency options trade the bank had sold to the îLibyan Investment Authorityî. The authority, he said, did...

October 30, 2014 Coconut Water Is Great, Shut Up

Gizmodo - Coconut water is more expensive than bananas, but the coconut water industry, while not perfect, also has far less blood on its hands than the banana industry, so buying îFair Trade-certifiedî coconut water...

October 30, 2014 Photo Release -- Nasdaq and Shenzhen Stock Exchange Sign MOU

4 Traders - 1d ago DJ U.S. Stocks Rally; Dow Ends Above 17000 1d ago DJ U.S. Stocks Rally 1d ago DJ U.S. Stocks Trade Higher 1d ago NASDAQ OMX: Restamax Oyj to Ring The îNasdaq Stock Marketî Closing Bell 2d ago Slush...

October 30, 2014 North Carolina to Comb Noncore PE Funds for Potential Sale Candidates

pevc.dowjones.com - (c) 2014 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. The îNorth Carolina Retirementî Systems is evaluating private equity funds that are nearing the end of their lifespan or seen as noncore as potential...

October 30, 2014 Emissions trading will be back in the game if Direct Action proves ineffective

theguardian.com - On Wednesday, the îReputexî analytical firm said it calculated that âon its ownâ the emissions reduction fund would achieve about one third of the emissions reduction needed to meet...

October 30, 2014 Blackstone To Seek $13 Billion For New Global Real Estate Fund

Value Walk - Blackstone derived 45% of its earnings from real estate in the first nine months 2014, making real estate its most lucrative business After enjoying huge success from its first foray in the global real estate sector,...

October 30, 2014 Cerus : Reports on Submission of Compassionate Use IDE Supplement

4 Traders - Cerus reported submission of a clinical protocol to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make the Intercept Blood System for plasma available under a Compassionate Use Investigational Device Exemption (IDE)...

October 30, 2014 US Stocks Trim Losses, .DXY Rallies On Fed Message

Live Trading News - US Steel Corp. (NYSE:X) rallied 5.8% after reporting better-than-expected Quarterly results. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index closed 0.3% higher rising for a second day to the highest level since 7...

October 30, 2014 Bayer third-quarter adjusted profit gains slightly on strong crop chemicals

Yahoo Finance - It had previously forecast a low- to mid-single-digit percentage gain. The stock has advanced 8.2 percent over the past three months, outperforming the îSTOXXî Europe 600 Health Care <.SXDP>...

October 30, 2014 World Water Day - Spotlight on Europe and Central Asia

The World Bank - Nearly three quarters of a billion people do not have access to clean water today. World Water Day this year shines the spotlight on water cooperation â where the increasing pressure from changing world...

October 30, 2014 Mack Launches New Lending Platform

ALM Globe St - Initially, MRECS will focus primarily on mezzanine, îpreferred equityî, and first mortgage loans for properties in need of flexible capital and sponsors seeking an experienced, sophisticated real estate...

October 30, 2014 Direct Action coming directly to you and your tax bill

thefifthestate.com.au - But Modelling by îReputexî climate analytics, commissioned by the environment group WWF-Australia, found it was likely to fall short by $5.9 b a year between 2015 and 2020, or between $20b and...

October 30, 2014 Hydra Industries Acquisition Corp. Announces Closing Of Initial Public Offering

Benzinga - The proceeds of the offering will be used in connection with such business combination. The Company's units began trading on the îNASDAQ Stock Marketî under the symbol "HDRAU" on October 24, 2014. Once the...

October 30, 2014 Stockton seeks exit from bankruptcy; awaits key ruling from judge

FOX News - Marc Levinson, the city's lead bankruptcy attorney, declined to comment on the city's treatment of its contract with California Public Employees' Retirement System, or îCalPERSî, in light of Klein's ruling....

October 30, 2014 Nations urged to "change tact" in war on drugs

unmultimedia.org - Sir Richard Branson, English business magnate, best known as the founder and chairman of Virgin Group has joined forces with the Global Commission on Drug Policy and the International Drug Policy Consortium to...

October 30, 2014 Honolulu one of 200 cities participating in Global Startup Battle

The Business Journal - A global winner will be decided by a three-week voting process and will be invited to represent Startup Weekend at the îNasdaq Stock Marketî closing bell ringing in New York City. Startup...

October 30, 2014 CTC Media Announces the Appointment of Legal and Tax Advisers

Benzinga - The company's shares are traded on îNASDAQ Stock Marketî under the symbol "CTCM". About Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Founded in 1873, Morgan Lewis offers more than 1,600 legal...

October 30, 2014 Schoesler critical of climate change plan

Moscow-Pullman Daily News - Myers said the study gathers data from the U.N.'s 2007 îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî and focuses on the report's most extreme temperature projections. Myers said the study...

October 30, 2014 Climate change a 'threat multiplier for farming-dependent nations: report

SMH - Food shortages and rising prices have the potential to worsen political, ethnic, class and religious tensions, the risk advisory firm îMaplecroftî reported in its annual "Climate Change and Environmental Risk...

October 30, 2014 Bangladesh tops 32 nations in climate risk chart

Daily News and Analysis - According to a study undertaken by UK researcher îMaplecroftî, 32 countries out of 196 surveyed face that level of threat. The Bath, England-based analyst forwarded an e-mailed statement in...

October 30, 2014 Have a $1000 bucks to spare' Invest in Solar!

Daily Kos - âIf you have some skin in the game, then youâre going to want [solar] to succeed in the same way as when you invest in a stock, you want that stock to be successful,â Amy Davidsen, the U.S. executive...

October 30, 2014 Orbital Sciences, Facebook, Electronic Arts, US Steel and InvenSense are big market movers

brandonsun.com - NEW YORK, N.Y. - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: The video game maker reported better-than-expected...

October 30, 2014 Cara Therapeutics Announces Positive Results Of Peripheral Opioid; POZEN Appoints Senior VP and Chief Business Officer

TMCnet - commenced on The îNasdaq Stock Marketî on October 29, 2014.ReWalk Robotics Ltd. (Nasdaq:RWLK) today announced that the Company will release its 2014 third quarter financial results on Thursday, November 13,...

October 30, 2014 American equities surged as health care sector climbed more than 5%

Forex Street - U.S. stock market index consisting of the 30 large publicly owned U.S. companies , primarily industrials NASDAQ Composite Index - U.S. stock market index representing all the stocks that are traded on the...

October 30, 2014 S&P in settlement talks with regulators over mortgage securities

Inside Fidelity - NEW YORK, Oct 29 (Reuters) - The parent of Standard & Poor's on Wednesday said it was in "active" settlement talks with federal and state regulators over its ratings on six îcommercial mortgage-backed...

October 30, 2014 Crew of California kidnappers hold woman without water for 2 days, demand $110,000 ransom: cops

New York Daily News - Two California couples kidnapped a 44-year-old-woman and kept her in a filthy garage for two days without any food or water â all for money the victim's family didn't even have. Police rescued the...

October 30, 2014 A.M. Best Assigns Ratings to American Shield Insurance Company

Reuters - A.M. Best Assigns Ratings to American Shield Insurance Company A.M. Best has assigned a financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and an issuer credit rating of âa+â to American Shield Insurance Company...

October 30, 2014 A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Worldwide Medical Assurance, Ltd. Corp.

Market Watch - OLDWICK, N.J., Oct 29, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of B+ (Good) and the issuer credit rating of âbbb-â of Worldwide Medical Assurance, Ltd.Corp. (WWMA)...

October 30, 2014 Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance (ARI) Posts Quarterly Results

Ticker Report - Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc is a real estate investment trust (NYSE:ARI) that primarily originates, acquires, invests in and manages performing commercial first mortgage loans, îcommercial...

October 30, 2014 Muscatine gets a good check-up

Muscatine Journal - that become the Benjamin Hershey Memorial Hospital, in memory of Mira's father. In 1954, the hospital was turned into a nursing home, the Hershey îConvalescentî Home, which was torn down in 1983....

October 30, 2014 State Treasurer Steve Grossman discusses next move after leaving office

Mass Live The Republican - The treasurer oversees the Lottery, State Retirement Board, îPension Reserves Investment Management Boardî, Massachusetts School Building Authority, Massachusetts Clean Water Trust and the...

October 30, 2014 Doctors Concerned About Antibiotics in Healthy Livestock

Kansas City infoZine - Poll results, analysis, and policy recommendations are available in a new report, Prescription For Change [PDF], collaborative effort that includes îConsumers Unionî, Physicians for Social...

October 30, 2014 Greg Hunt and Clive Palmer resist criticism of deal to pass Direct Action policy through Parliament

ABC Online - "Certainly on its own, the Emissions Reduction Fund will fall short of Australia's 5 per cent commitment by 2020," said Hugh Grossman from market analysis group îRepuTexî. Mr Grossman said the success or...

October 30, 2014 How Cost-Effective Is the Cybersecurity Framework'

Bank Info Security - President Obama, in his executive order directing the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî to develop the cybersecurity framework, pointed out that the framework should offer a...

October 30, 2014 UniTek To Swap Debt For Equity, Go Private In Ch. 11

Law 360 - As part of that forbearance agreement, creditors under the revolving facility administered by îApollo Investmentî Management Ltd. let an additional group of last-out lenders into the facility to give UniTek...

October 30, 2014 US Ex-Im Bank renewing ties with Lanka

Colombo Gazette - Joining Trade Representative Delaney in his team were Andrew Mann (Chargé dâAffaires of the Embassy of US in Sri Lanka), Ann Zollner (Division Chief, Trade Policy and Negotiations,...

October 30, 2014 Austin Creek Community near Southern Poly Sold, Converts to Student Housing

Commercial Property Executive - T2 provides capital structured as bridge loans, mezzanine loans, îpreferred equityî, and joint venture equity, targeting mainly transitional and opportunistic middle-market commercial...

October 30, 2014 SouthCrest Financial Group Reports Preliminary 3Q14 Earnings

GlobeNewswire - On a fully converted basis (including the conversion of all Series AAA Preferred and Series C Convertible îPreferred equityî) TBV/share was negatively impacted by the TARP dividends moving up to 9% and...

October 30, 2014 Toronto's historic Royal York Hotel to be acquired by Kingsett, Innvest

Reuters - Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate investment arm of pension fund îCaisse de dépôt et placement du Québecî, is selling control but it plans to retain a 20...

October 30, 2014 Tech Giants' Office Demands Driving 2 REITs To 52-Week Highs

Benzinga - Google's Northern California real estate feeding frenzy was recently documented by Bloomberg, which pointed out that the most recent beneficiaries were private equity giants îThe Blackstone Groupî L.P....

October 30, 2014 McGraw Hill in Talks to Settle CMBS Probes, Records Charge

Economia e Finanza con Bloomberg - Oct. 29 (Bloomberg) -- McGraw Hill Financial Inc. said itâs negotiating a possible settlement of government investigations into how its Standard & Poorâs unit graded...

October 30, 2014 Apollo Global Management, LLC Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results

Business Wire - Of the approximately $11.8 billion of assets, the vast majority were in sub-advisory managed accounts that manage high grade credit asset classes, such as collateralized loan obligation ("CLO") debt,...

October 30, 2014 2014 Volvo Sustainable Mobility Awards & Nobel Memorial Seminar

drivespark.com - A definition of sustainable mobility that is used by the îWorld Business Council for Sustainable Developmentî as part of that organization's Mobility Project 2030 is: mobility that meets the needs of...

October 30, 2014 City pensions secure, but costs to city may rise

Daily Sentinel - Like 800 other cities in the state, Nacogdoches contributes a percentage of each employee's paycheck to the îTexas Municipal Retirement Systemî, which invests the money for future payouts when that...

October 30, 2014 S.&P. in Settlement Talks Over Mortgage Securities

Deal Book - McGraw Hill Financial said on Wednesday that its Standard & Poorâs unit was in âactive discussionsâ with federal and state regulators on a possible settlement over ratings on six...

October 30, 2014 Porter gets his report card

Florida Keys News - Both Dick and Davidson revealed that they had been in touch with Florida Keys Realtor Brian Schmitt about a possible sale of the property, which includes a former îconvalescentî center. With real...

October 30, 2014 Barbara Mahlum Caspersen, 76

CDA Press - She had a pace maker and a valve replacement then Congestive heart failure. She recently broke her other hip and was in a îconvalescentî Care home for the past few weeks. Her heart failed and she passed...

October 30, 2014 IMF expects 14% fall of SOFAZ assets

Opalesque Hedge Fund News - IMF expects 14.4% fall in assets of the îState Oil Fundî of îAzerbaijanî. According to the official report made by the IMF mission as a result of its visit to Baku, the...

October 30, 2014 Institutional investor group names best brokers for extra-financial research

globalinvestormagazine.com - The îEnhanced Analytics Initiativeî (EAI) has singled out Deutsche Bank, DrKW, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, UBS and WestLB for praise. EAI encourages sell-side analysts to weigh...

October 30, 2014 Climate change could spark conflict in emerging economies, study finds

Business Green - Climate change vulnerability and food insecurity could damage economic growth and amplify the risk of conflict in India, Bangladesh, and a number of other major emerging markets, according to risk analysts...

October 30, 2014 Quantium inks MapR deal for real-time analysis edge

ZDNet - closes in on an initial public offering (IPO), which could happen as early as next year â and will most likely take place on the tech-heavy îNASDAQ stock marketî in New York City. In June, the San Jose,...

October 30, 2014 City waste water treatment staff receives award

Historic City News - The award was presented during the îWater Environment Federationî Conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana late last month. The Gascoigne medal is awarded to author(s) of an article which...

October 30, 2014 Early Glance: Aerospace companies

Businessweek - NEW YORK (AP) â Shares of some top aerospace companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Boeing fell $.07 or .1 percent, to $126.72. Lockheed Martin Corp. rose $.55 or .3 percent, to $158.73. Northrop Grumman Corp. rose...

October 30, 2014 Malaysia To Build Even Stronger Firms To Woo More Investments

Bernama - The UAE's îAabar Investmentsî PJS is collaborating with 1MDB in the Tun Razak Exchange, a US$5.5 billion project to turn Kuala Lumpur into a global centre for international finance, trade and services. The...

October 30, 2014 SL Green Beats Q3 FFO on Higher Revenues, Shares Gain - Analyst Blog

NASDAQ - As of Sep 30, 2014, SL Green's debt and îpreferred equityî investment portfolio totaled $1.4 billion, compared to $1.5 billion as of Jun 30, 2014. In the quarter, the company originated and retained new debt...

October 30, 2014 SL Green Beats Q3 FFO on Higher Revenues, Shares Gain

ZACKS - As of Sep 30, 2014, SL Greenâs debt and îpreferred equityî investment portfolio totaled $1.4 billion, compared to $1.5 billion as of Jun 30, 2014. In the quarter, the company originated and retained new...

October 30, 2014 Exelon Beats on Q3 Earnings & Revenues, Narrows Guidance - Analyst Blog

NASDAQ - Other Company Releases îAmerican Electric Powerî Co., Inc.'s ( îAEPî) earnings per share of $1.01 in the third quarter 2014 lagged the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.03 by 1.9%. CMS Energy...

October 30, 2014 How can we help fight breast cancer'

milwaukeenns.org - Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the îCenter for Disease Controlî and Prevention (CDC) addresses questions...

October 30, 2014 Orbital Sciences, Facebook are big market movers

Associated Press - NEW YORK (AP) â Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: The social media company warned investors that it will...

October 30, 2014 KiOR to be delisted from NASDAQ

Biomass Magazine - Documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Oct. 27 indicate KiOR Inc. will be delisted from the îNASDAQ Stock Marketî LLC, effective Nov. 6. The company received a...

October 30, 2014 TRINIDAD Y TOBAGO: Ebola literacy

Entorno Inteligente - Where the death rate otherwise was 80 per cent. Dr Leslie Lobel of Ben-Gurion University is at the leading edge of research aimed at creating a vaccine based on îconvalescentî serum. Some people...

October 30, 2014 Foreclosure looms for Allied Van Lines parent's former HQ

Crain's Chicago Business - Lenders that packaged real estate loans into îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî (CMBS) debt already had pulled back, Mr. Largay said. â(Seller financing is) probably more relevant...

October 30, 2014 McGraw Hill Takes Charge for Possible CMBS Settlement

Bloomberg - McGraw Hill Financial Inc. (MHFI) said itâs negotiating a possible settlement of government investigations into how its Standard & Poorâs unit graded îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî...

October 30, 2014 A touching story between an old lady and a taxi driver which will make you cry

gnli.christianpost.com - We drove in silence to the address she had given me. It was a low building, like a small îconvalescentî home, with a driveway that passed under a portico. Two orderlies came out to the cab as...

October 30, 2014 McGraw-Hill Takes $60M Charge To Cover SEC Probe Of S&P

Law 360 - but news on the SEC investigations over S&P ratings of îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî was front and center. âS&P Ratings... To view the full article, register now. > 1862

October 30, 2014 Exclusive: Canada's Caisse set to unveil big Mexico infrastructure fund- sources

Yahoo Finance - MONTREAL/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Canada's second-largest pension fund, îCaisse de depot et placement du Québecî, is set to make a big foray into Mexico following an initial $100 million...

October 30, 2014 Eastern Power Jumps as Plants Shut for Maintenance

Bloomberg - âConstrained operationsâ were expected today and tomorrow in zones run by îAmerican Electric Powerî, Allegheny Power, Baltimore Gas & Electric, Delmarva Power & Light, Commonwealth...

October 30, 2014 TIAA-CREF, Norges Buy Prime Office Set in DC

Commercial Property Executive - TIAA-CREF, a national financial services organization with $840 billion in total assets under management, and NBIM, the asset management division of Norges Bank, the Norwegian central bank, and...

October 30, 2014 Whistleblower suit targets accounting, controls in Wachovia's investment bank [The Charlotte Observer]

TMCnet.com - As a controller, his job was to flag problems in îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî at the investment bank. According to his 2010 suit, Kraus identified problems almost immediately, including the...

October 30, 2014 Scientists give Tony Abbott's record a lukewarm reception

theguardian.com - The CSIRO had funding cut by $111m over the next four years in this yearâs budget, while the îAustralianî Research Council, which funds much basic science, was hit by a $75m cut. But the...

October 30, 2014 Half off subscriptions to 'Consumer Reports'

Sun Sentinel - Or, opt for two years for $25. The magazine, published by the nonprofit îConsumers Unionî, gives unbiased reports and reviews of thousands of products each year, on everything from vacuums, cars,...

October 30, 2014 Caisse CEO sees energy policy challenge ahead for Canada

CBC - The îCaisse de dépôt et placement du Québecî is a major investor in the energy sector and energy infrastructure. But Caisse CEO Sabia foresees significant change in the...

October 30, 2014 An Innovative New Way For Normal People To Invest In Solar Power

Think Progress - âIf you have some skin in the game, then youâre going to want [solar] to succeed in the same way as when you invest in a stock, you want that stock to be successful,â Amy Davidsen, the U.S....

October 30, 2014 Forrest General training, drilling for Ebola patients

Mississippi Business Journal - Plans will continue to be adjusted as new information is provided by the îCenter for Disease Controlî. An isolation area has been identified and employees are equipped with the personal...

October 30, 2014 When Health Care Open Enrollment Starts, Watch Out for Scams

NBC Washington 4 - Here are four ways îConsumers Unionî says to stay safe while shopping for a health plan: 1. Be sure you go to the right website HealthCare.gov. Keep in mind that there are also sites like...

October 30, 2014 SecurEnvoy pushes sales in the North American market; iNETWORKS Group cooperates with developer of tokenless two-factor authentication

TMCnet.com - The authentication expert collaborates with partners such as îAEPî, Astaro, Cisco, Checkpoint, Citrix, Juniper, F5, Palo Alto, Sophos, etc. See http://www.SecurEnvoy.com for further information. Further...

October 30, 2014 Govt apparatus could be torn apart if Opposition takes office

Today - The extirpation would include changes in policies and personnel at Singapore sovereign fund GIC, îTemasekî îHoldingsî and its affiliated organisations, the judiciary, the military, the Home Team,...

October 30, 2014 UK to join mining transparency initiative

Oneworld - LONDON â UK members of the global Publish What You Pay coalition welcomed todayâs decision by the îExtractive Industries Transparency Initiativeî (EITI) to admit the UK as a candidate country....

October 30, 2014 Science funding isn't the only problem when expert advice falls on deaf ears

Brisbane Times - The sensible Medical Research îFuture Fundî rests on the widely panned Medicare GP co-payments ... Along with the abolition of the Climate Commission we've also seen the axing of the...

October 30, 2014 COFCO Plans IPO Of Private Equity-Backed Agriculture Assets

chinamoneynetwork.com - The acquisition of the Nidera stake is led by COFCO and an investor consortium led by Hopu Investment Management Co., îTemasekî îHoldingsî, IFC and Standard Chartered Private...

October 30, 2014 China Current Account Surplus Rises In Q3

Realtime Business News - China's current account surplus grew in the third quarter from the previous three months, figures from the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî (SAFE) showed Thursday. The current...

October 30, 2014 Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance (ARI) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.01 EPS

sleekmoney.com - Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc is a real estate investment trust (NYSE:ARI) that primarily originates, acquires, invests in and manages performing commercial first mortgage loans, îcommercial...

October 30, 2014 China's preliminary third-quarter current account surplus $81.5 billion

Yahoo Finance - The figures, published by the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî(SAFE) on its website, are subject to revisions. (Reporting By Xiaoyi Shao and Koh Gui Qing; Editing by Kim Coghill) Finance...

October 30, 2014 Incinerator project claims dismissed by French diplomat

Gulf Daily News - "The study was undertaken as per World Bank Standards and the îEquator Principlesî and submitted to the Supreme Council for Environment (SCE) in October 2011. "A presentation to the council was made...

October 30, 2014 Secret Millionaire Society Review, Is Secret Millionaire Society New Binary Scam'

westburypeople.co.uk - which is said to be a kind of like climbing into the driver's seat of a consistently put traders into the winners' circle.Imagine for a Quincy Brooks'being able to take advantage of a wide variety of...

October 30, 2014 Kuwait bourse cancels trades in Kuwait Investment Co, Zain

Arabian Business - Kuwait Investment Co surged 7.6 percent after the îKuwait Investment Authorityî (KIA) said late on Wednesday that it would offer its stake in the firm to the public in the first half of 2015. The...

October 30, 2014 Jho Low, Jynwel Capital and Spanish Petroleum Giant CEPSA seek to buy Salamander Energy for £275m

The Rakyat Post - Jynwel Capital had invested in global commodities company Electrum Group with îKuwait Investment Authorityî; and was involved in the US$2.2 billion acquisition of EMI Music Publishing jointly with...

October 30, 2014 September 30-day rate declines 13 BPS from August

Mortgage News - The rate of 30-day delinquency on loans that are a part of îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî was down 13 basis points from a month earlier. Compared to the same month last year, the past-due rate...

October 30, 2014 Investors calling for leadership, ambitious policies on climate change

UN News Centre - and the Asia îInvestor Group on Climate Changeî â with the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative and Principles for Responsible Investment. âWe are particularly concerned...

October 30, 2014 AIMCo, Allianz, EDF Invest and Hastings complete Acquisition of Porterbrook

Yahoo Finance - AIMCo was established in 2008 to invest for superior long-term investment results for its 27 pension, endowment and government clients in Alberta , including the îAlberta Heritage Savings Trust Fundî....

October 30, 2014 Emma Watson - Emma Watson was 'very nervous' before her feminism speech

Contact Music - Emma Watson was ''very nervous'' before speaking at the îUnited Nationsî (UN) headquarters. The 24-year-old actress, who gave a speech about gender inequality as she launched the HeForShe campaign in...

October 30, 2014 Fitch Publishes Brazilian Homebuilding Stats - First-Half 2014

Benzinga - îFitch Ratingsî has published its 'Brazilian Homebuilding Stats' report for the first half of 2014. The report provides a summary of the sector risk performance, operating performance and credit metrics of...

October 30, 2014 Allegiancy Releases Q&A With Expert On SEC's New Regulation A+, Rob Kaplan

Benzinga - (Read Kaplan's full article on this subject here) Allegiancy: What do you think about our company's decision to be an âearly adopterâ of the new rules and our plan to offer îpreferred equityî...

October 30, 2014 Australia government wins backing for emissions scheme

Reuters - "On its own, we project that the Emissions Reduction Fund will fall short of Australia's commitment," said Hugh Grossman, executive director at analysis firm îReputexî. The fund would only be sufficient to...

October 30, 2014 Alcatel-Lucent and Crystal System Consulting demonstrate 4G LTE mobile solution for defense and security teams at the 'Course du Rhum' ocean race

TMCnet.com - We have also been recognized for innovation in sustainability, being named Industry Group Leader in the Technology Hardware & Equipment sector in the 2014 îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Indices review,...

October 30, 2014 Global markets roundup, 30 October

Money Week - The index closed 52 points higher at 6,454. Safety company îIntertekî was the dayâs highest climber, adding 5.1%. And TUI Travel enjoyed further gains on Wednesday, rising 3.3%. Next shares shrugged...

October 30, 2014 COFCO completes two overseas acquisitions

中æ¶çµå­æ¥ - A consortium of investors led by COFCO, including Chinese private equity firm Hopu Investment and Singapore's government-owned îTemasekî...

October 30, 2014 Study: Brands Need More Agility to Catch Up to Consumers in the Digital World

Promotion World - Evanston, IL (PRWEB) - Chief marketing officers have more îaccountabilityî to produce a âmeasurable ROI,â but internal factors are blocking CMOs from delivering results, according to a...

October 30, 2014 Limited Perspectives: New Mexico Weighs Third Secondary Sale

pevc.dowjones.com - (c) 2014 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. The îNew Mexico State Investment Councilî is mulling a sale of private equity interests in roughly 25 funds and 15 general partners, in what could be its...

October 30, 2014 FTSE 100 watch: Footsie rises as investors await Fed decision

Invezz - îIntertekî (LON:ITRK) has soared to the top of the FTSE 100 leaderboard having added 3.96 percent to 2,680.00p. Reuters quoted traders as attributing the surge in îIntertekîâs share price to...

October 30, 2014 Shield Air Solutions Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification

EIN News Desk World News Report - The Company's quality management system was evaluated by îIntertekî, an ANAB accredited certification body. ISO 9001:2008 sets out the requirements for a quality management system....

October 30, 2014 Hungarian Foreign Minister to arrive in Baku on November 3

Vestnik Kavkaza - The program of his visit includes meetings with the ministers of foreign affairs, economy and industry, agriculture, culture and tourism, and the head of the îState Oil Fundî of...

October 30, 2014 Tuscaloosa City Council action from October 29

Tuscaloosa News - Amended the budget for 2014 îAlabama Trust Fundî disbursements. Adopted the 17th amendment to the Fiscal 2013 Water and Sewer Reserve for Future Improvement Fund. Authorized the execution of agency...

October 30, 2014 Qataris sued for £10m over former US embassy deal

Financial Times - Qatari Diar is a subsidiary of sovereign wealth fund the îQatar Investment Authorityî. The state of Qatar also owns The Shard, together with developer Irvine Sellar. The Shard became Europeâs...

October 30, 2014 Qatar emir to face questions on militant funding on UK state visit

Reuters - Amongst its investments are London's tallest building, the Shard, which was funded by the Qatari royal family, and the upmarket Harrods department store which is owned by sovereign wealth fund îQatar Investment...

October 30, 2014 Fitch Upgrades 6 Classes of BSCMSI 2004-PWR5

Yahoo Finance - Of the original 130 loans, 15 remain, two of which are defeased (46.7%) and four are in îspecial servicingî (11.3%). The nine remaining loans mature in 2014 (two loans, 24%), 2019 (four loans, 15.7%)...

October 30, 2014 Fitch: TIFIA Increasingly Relied Upon for P3s and Non-P3s

Morning Star - A subordinate lender with teeth, Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 1998 (TIFIA) loans are highly sought after for both Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) and non-P3 projects, said a new...

October 30, 2014 AutoNation shares jump 7 percent, profit up on used car sales

Reuters - Industry consultants LMC Automotive on Monday said 2014 U.S. new auto sales would be 16.4 million. îStandard and Poor'sî on Tuesday raised AutoNation stock to "buy" from "hold" and increased its 12-month...

October 30, 2014 Alcatel-Lucent awarded bids for its ground-breaking IP core router by China Telecom, China Unicom and China Mobile

Broadway World - We have also been recognized for innovation in sustainability, being named Industry Group Leader in the Technology Hardware & Equipment sector in the 2014 îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Indices...

October 30, 2014 Emissions fund capped, says Abbott

7 News Yahoo - Market analysts îRepuTexî say the coalition's $2.55 billion emissions reduction fund will only go a third of the way towards delivering the emissions cuts which Australia has pledged to deliver by 2020....

October 30, 2014 Towers Watson : Releases Talent|REWARD®, HR Portal and Online Total Rewards 8.0

4 Traders - Towers Watson (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW), a global professional services company, today announced the release of three industry-leading software-as-a-service HR technology solutions: Talent|REWARD, HR Portal and Online Total...

October 30, 2014 Qatar, RMZ to buy BPTP's Gurgaon IT park for Rs 800 crore

Times of India - BANGALORE: Southern developer RMZ Corp, backed by îQatar Investment Authorityî (QIA), is close to buying an IT park owned by BPTP for Rs 800 crore, people directly involved with the matter said. The...

October 30, 2014 China's capital account deficit widens in Q3

China - China's capital and financial account deficits widened in the third quarter, as the country became a net capital exporter, according the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî (SAFE) on Thursday. The...

October 30, 2014 Maui voters to decide in Nov. whether to ban GMO crops

Casa Grande Valley Newspaper - Kendall Lamkey, chairman of the agronomy department at Iowa State University, said the initiative, if passed, could potentially make seed development more expensive for îMonsantoî Co....

October 30, 2014 SENATORS MCCAIN, FLAKE AND BURR ON VA REFORM DELAYS

politicalnews.me - he personally assured us that he was committed to changing the culture of dysfunction and the chronic lack of îaccountabilityî at the VA that led to the recent scandal. And yet, as of today, it has...

October 30, 2014 Media Advisory: TransAlta 2014 Investor Day Conference

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

October 30, 2014 Energy Efficiency: A way for colleges to save and make money'

Evironmental Expert - About 50 colleges have established GRFs, and they are achieving a median annual return on investment of 30 percent, according to Mark Orlowski, executive director of îSustainable Endowments...

October 30, 2014 European Investment Bank Extends First Loans to Kazakh Banks

astanatimes.com - The current loan agreements come on top of the Framework Agreement between Kazakhstan and EIB that was signed in Brussels in April 2010 and entered into force in April 2011, and a memorandum of understanding...

October 30, 2014 Softbank invests $627 million in Snapdeal, $210 million in Olacabs

BGR - Snapdealâs existing investors include eBay Inc, îTemasekî îHoldingsî, BlackRock, PremjiInvest, and Ratan Tata, the former chairman of the Tata conglomerate. âWe had a lot of demand from...

October 30, 2014 Market report: Capita plunges on contract disappointment

Daily Telegraph - Inspection services group îIntertekî, which tests everything from toys to the quality of crude oil, was the single-biggest blue-chip riser, climbing 131p to £27.09. Positive broker...

October 30, 2014 Fitch Downgrades 1 Distressed Class of GECMC 2005-C1

Financial Content - The property is anchored by Remke Markets (formerly Biggs Supermarket). The loan was transferred to îspecial servicingî in May 2012 due to imminent default resulting from cash flow issues and...

October 30, 2014 Fitch Affirms Ratings on Two SLC Student Loan Trusts

Insurance News Net - The following is from îFitch Ratingsî on October 24: îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed the notes currently rated 'AAAsf' issued by both SLC Student Loan Trust 2009-1 and SLC Student Loan...

October 30, 2014 Gulf SWFs Still Lag on Transparency, Report Says

The Wall Street Journal - The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority got a âC+â grade, while the îKuwait Investment Authorityî got a âC.â Another Arab fund, the Libya Investment Authority, fell in this...

October 30, 2014 FTSE trades 0.41% higher

Forex Street - The index breadth is positive with an advance decline ratio of 80:21. Among the top gainers are stocks like îIntertekî, TUI Travel, Rangold which are up 3.59%, 3.19% and 2.16% respectively. Meanwhile,...

October 30, 2014 Mack Real Estate Launches Lending Platform

ALM Globe St - NEW YORK CITYâMack Real Estate Group said Wednesday that it had expanded the sphere of its debt activities via the launch of a lending platform for transitional and îdistressed assetsî. Managing...

October 30, 2014 California Faces Death by Pension

The American Spectator - îCalPERSî, the largest state pension fund in the country, not only manages more than $257 billion in assets, but also loves to use its political muscle to prod corporate America into...

October 30, 2014 Fitch Upgrades Four Classes of BSCMS 2003-TOP10

Benzinga - Of the original 171 loans, 16 remain, two of which (48.6%) are in îspecial servicingî. The non-specially serviced loans have maturity dates in 2015 (12.5%), 2017 (18.9%), 2018 (7.7%), 2022 (7.0%) and 2023...

October 30, 2014 Wealth manager IBOSS: Where past performance does and doesn't matter

Fundweb - and where quant screens and îrisk metricsî would have failed to pick up the increased risks of the fund around the time of Schrodersâ acquisition in July 2013. Our primary concern was the degree of...

October 30, 2014 China Invested $267B In Clean Energy From 2008 To 2013

chinamoneynetwork.com - It is focusing on higher utilization as a priority, in addition to increasing power generation capacities, a îFitch Ratingsî report said earlier this year. > 1862

October 30, 2014 Schnitzer Steel : Issues Sustainability Report for Fiscal 2014

4 Traders - The environmental sustainability metrics presented in this year's report were independently verified and meet îAccountAbilityî's 2008 îAA1000î Assurance Standard. Schnitzer Steel Industries is...

October 30, 2014 EDB signs key deals to boost Shenzhen ties

Gulf Daily News - During the second panel discussion Osool Asset Management Company chief executive Shaikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Bahrain Airport Company CEO Mohamed Al Binfalah, BFG International head and...

October 30, 2014 Delta to Showcase Energy-efficient "Intelligent" Solutions at 2014 CIIF

Digital CAD - Since 2011, Delta has been selected as a member of the prestigious îDow Jones Sustainabilityî World Index (DJSI World) for four consecutive years. In 2014, Delta was ranked at the highest A-level of the...

October 30, 2014 Markets driven by Fed momentum

Forex Street - îIntertekî was the biggest winner, up 5 percent. The Nikkei fared well overnight, gaining0.67 percent. NZD held its ground, clinging onto 0.01percent gains at USD0.7803, despite data released by the...

October 30, 2014 Newmont Ghana supports efforts to combat Ebola

Ghana Web - Newmont is the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index and in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî World Index. Newmont is an industry leader...

October 30, 2014 Scottish leased hotels grow 7.8% year-on-year

Gulf News - Scotlandâs travel and tourism sector has attracted investors globally including those from the UAE such as îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî. âScotlandâs commercial property markets...

October 30, 2014 Leaked oil contracts reveal large payout to State coffers

New Vision - A report by Global Witness based on leaked Ugandan oil contracts shows that Government has got a better financial deal for the countryâs oil but has failed to put in place crucial environmental and human rights...

October 30, 2014 Fitch Publishes October RMBS Mortgage Servicer Snapshot

Yahoo Finance - Link to îFitch Ratingsî' Report: Fitch Publishes October RMBS Mortgage Servicer Snapshot http://www.îfitchratingsî.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm'rpt_id=806028 îFitch...

October 30, 2014 Rapid7 releases Nexpose Ultimate

Help Net Security - The RealRisk algorithm weighs not only the CVSS score but also common factors such as malware and exploit exposure and temporal îrisk metricsî. RealContext deepens prioritization by ensuring...

October 30, 2014 Is Lloyds Banking Group PLC A Buy Right Now'

Motley Fool UK - Thatâs 10% of its global workforce. Job losses were confirmed on Tuesday, when the banks reported underwhelming results for the third quarter, which showed some improvements on îrisk metricsî,...

October 30, 2014 'Vast majority' of insurers showing poor response to climate risk

Canadian Underwriter - according to a new report from nonprofit îsustainabilityî advocacy group îCeresî. The report ranks the 330 largest insurance companies operating in the United States, representing...

October 30, 2014 UUA, other investors pressure Fidelity over Sudan

UU World Magazine - Investors are now focusing on mutual funds that may include companies investing in PetroChina and Sinopec. îInvestors Against Genocideî (IAG), a Boston-based group, coordinated the submission of...

October 30, 2014 RFQ/UNDP-REDD+/043/2014

Procurement Notices Development Programme - Quotations may be submitted on or before November 10, 2013and via (choose appropriate box) âe-mail or âcourier mail to the address below: îUnited Nationsî...

October 30, 2014 Kuwait fiscal reserves 'at $548 bn': report

Yahoo News - Both funds are run by the îKuwait Investment Authorityî, the country's sovereign wealth fund. The report said the reserves had increased by $15.7 billion in the first six months of the year. Kuwaiti...

October 30, 2014 Fitch: No Rating Impact on Two CMBS Transactions Following Novation of Counterparty

Benzinga - îFitch Ratingsî has been notified of a novation of the hedge counterparty, Citibank, N.A. to The Bank of Nova Scotia for two swaps within two commercial mortgage back securities (CMBS). The ratings for...

October 30, 2014 Grim Period for Homeless Gazans

Wall Street Journal - GAZA CITYâPalestinians living temporarily in a îUnited Nationsî-run school built here with funds from Bahrain are settling into routinesâgetting married, bearing babies and installing...

October 30, 2014 IMF and Kuwait Officially Open Mideast Training Center

International Monetary Fund - The IMF chief, who unveiled the center on October 25 in presence of the finance ministers and central bank governors of all GCC countries, praised the financial and logistical support of the Kuwaiti...

October 30, 2014 Alcatel-Lucent's StrongHer Initiative Wins 2014 GEM-TECH Global Achiever Award

TMCnet.com - We have also been recognized for innovation in sustainability, being named Industry Group Leader in the Technology Hardware & Equipment sector in the 2014 îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Indices review,...

October 30, 2014 Dalradian Resources Begins Environmental Impact Assessment at Curraghinalt

Resource Investing News - We are pleased to be working with a firm that has over 40 years of experience consulting in the mining and metals sector and has completed high profile impact assessments in accordance with the rigorous...

October 30, 2014 OPINION: Towards an Inclusive and Sustainable Future for Industrial Development

Inter Press Service - VIENNA, Oct 30 2014 (IPS) - As representatives of the îUnited Nationsî Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), we are sometimes asked whether industrial development is still relevant to a...

October 30, 2014 LETTERS for October 30 issue

Lahaina News - Things aren't looking so good for îMonsantoî these days. A fourth quarter loss of $156 million. A $90 million pay-out to a West Virginia town poisoned by a îMonsantoî factory. New reports...

October 30, 2014 CT Republican Candidate For Gov Disappears An Island

Indy Bay - developing foreign trade and investment,[7] and overseeing three state Ministries" In Iraq Foley worked with Paul Bremer "czar" of Iraq in forbidding Iraqi farmers to use their own seeds and requiring them to use only...

October 30, 2014 Delta and DTE Energy Introduce Next-Generation Smart EV Chargers and Site Management System, Enabling Comprehensive Management of EV Charging

KTEN - Since 2011, Delta has been selected as a member of the prestigious îDow Jones Sustainabilityî⢠World Index (DJSI World) for four consecutive years. In 2014, Delta was ranked at the highest A-level...

October 30, 2014 Palestinians urge UN to demand Israel end settlements

Yahoo News - îUnited Nationsî (United States) (AFP) - The Palestinians urged the UN Security Council on Wednesday to demand that Israel immediately reverse plans to build more Jewish settlements, at an emergency...

October 30, 2014 Webtech Wireless Announces Third Quarter Conference Call

TMCnet.com - About Webtech Wireless(R) Webtech Wireless (TSX:WEW) is a leader in providing fleet management telematics, GPS and automatic vehicle location (AVL) solutions that improve efficiency, îaccountabilityî and...

October 30, 2014 Fil-Am designer closes Los Angeles Fashion Week in style

Inquirer Lifestyle - LOS ANGELES â Filipino American Alexis îMonsantoî closed Los Angeles Fashion Week with an entertaining and elegant runway show for VIP and media October 19. The evening at REEF in Downtown...

October 30, 2014 Fannie Mae joins JPMorgan to launch new risk-sharing bond deal

Housing Wire - The first offering in the series checks in at $989 million, but there are differences from the Fannieâs previous risk-sharing offerings, according to îFitch Ratingsîâ presale report. Fitch...

October 30, 2014 Addressing Ghana's Startup Funding Challenges

Ghana Web - Funding is a major challenge for African Startups, more specifically Ghanaian Startups. It stems from the lack of financial products for Startups,lack of an understanding of Business Modules by Startups to be able to...

October 30, 2014 Sprint and Monnit Align To Offer New and Reliable Business Monitoring Solutions

Bloomberg - Sprint has been named to the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Index (DJSI) North America in 2011, 2012 and 2013. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and...

October 30, 2014 Fitch affirms Hutchison Whampoa at 'A-'

FE Trustnet - îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed Hong Kong-based Hutchison Whampoa's long-term issuer default rating at 'A-' with a stable outlook, and its short-term IDR at 'F2'. Fitch has also affirmed Hutchison's...

October 30, 2014 CenturyLink builds next generation IP core network with Alcatel-Lucent

Yahoo Finance - We have also been recognized for innovation in sustainability, being named Industry Group Leader in the Technology Hardware & Equipment sector in the 2014 îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Indices review,...

October 30, 2014 Rainmaker Klein stays in the shadows as Glencore eyes Rio Tinto

Financial Times - Those hopes were dashed in 2008 â barely a year after Mr Klein negotiated a $7.5bn capital injection from the îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî into Citi amid the subprime mortgage meltdown...

October 30, 2014 UN holds emergency meeting on Israel tensions

Associated Press - îUNITED NATIONSî (AP) -- A U.N. official warned in an emergency meeting of the Security Council on Wednesday that Israel's plans for further settlements in east Jerusalem threaten the viability of...

October 30, 2014 iPhone 6 Factory in China Sees Spate of Cancer Deaths

International Business Times - Apple has previously been accused of dangerous working conditions in its Chinese supply factories, with advocates from Labour Action China, îGreen Americaî and China Labour Watch (CLW)...

October 30, 2014 Fitch Releases Report on Park City, UT

Yahoo Finance - îFitch Ratingsî has published a report on Park City, UT. The report is available at 'www.îfitchratingsî.com'. Additional information is available at 'www.îfitchratingsî.com'....

October 30, 2014 FTSE up on resources, retail ahead of FOMC meeting

Money Week - îIntertekî (ITRK) rose 5.08% to 2709p to top the blue-chip gainersâ board. The gains were supported by bullish analysts at US banks Citigroup and JP Morgan, which have âbuyâ ratings on...

October 30, 2014 GAMA ENERJ and AKUT Co-sign a New Corporate Social Responsibility Project

SMARTGRID - Story continues below â While GAMA Enerji is commissioning investments both in the country and abroad, the company accepts and declares to behave according to the 'îEquator Principlesî' that are the...

October 30, 2014 Activists oppose genetically modified maize trials in Maharashtra

Economic Times - MPKV sources said îMonsantoî's GM corn has been sown on 30 guntha of land (0.75 acre) in the university campus with proper isolation. All necessary permissions for the trial of the GM crops have been...

October 30, 2014 Sprint Enhances iPhone for Life Plan; Customers Can Now Get a New iPhone Every Year

Mobility Techzone - Sprint has been named to the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Index (DJSI) North America in 2011, 2012 and 2013. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and...

October 30, 2014 Fitch Affirms Aetna's IDR at 'A'; Outlook Revised to Stable

Insurance News Net - The following is from îFitch Ratingsî on Oct. 27: îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed the 'A' Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of Aetna Inc. (Aetna) and the 'AA-' Insurer Financial Strength (IFS)...


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