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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]

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 28, 2014 Global Conference Tackling Deforestation

Source: Innovation Forum

A global conference combatting deforestation has recently been launched by Innovation Forum. The event – How business can tackle deforestation – is to be held in London on 28-29 October.[more]

October 4, 2014 Sustainability Forum 2014

Source: Global Sustain

Global Sustain once more is taking a step forward in an attempt to make this issue emerge and explore the future of sustainable business, by preparing a unique event for third year in a row. Prominent speakers from all around the...[more]

September 24, 2014 New Metrics 2014 - Boston, MA. Sept. 24-26, 2014

Source: Sustainable Brands

New Metrics ‘14 – Leading businesses are creating and valuing entirely new forms of positive environmental AND social impact as well as quantifying previously ignored costs and risks. Define your success in the new economy with...[more]

September 17, 2014 VERGE Salon New York September 16, 2014

Source: GreenBiz group

A transformation is underway in real estate and cities around the world. The growth of smart buildings and smart cities is enabling new services and revenue opportunities, along with new models for stakeholder engagement.[more]

September 8, 2014 2014 Corporate Citizenship Conference

CSR Wire - Business engagement in communities is stronger than ever. They invest time, resources, and capital to help make the world a better place. But how do we know whether these efforts have been truly successful' The U.S....

September 3, 2014 World’s oceans hold garbage patches twice the size of Texas, new study finds

Source: Science Recorder

Researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia, estimate that there are at least five huge garbage patches polluting the world’s oceans, some as big as the state of Texas. Using computer modeling,...

September 3, 2014 A look at dangers posed by the Islamic State group

Source: Bloomber/BusinessWeek

The Islamic State militant group that has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and declared a self-styled caliphate poses one of the most significant threats to stability in the Middle East in years. But what danger does it...

September 2, 2014 Princess Cruises Presents $832,000 Donation to American Heart Association

Money Raised During Line's Sailing to Support Heart Health DESCRIPTION:September 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ -?Princess Cruises?presented a check to the American Heart Association (AHA) for $832,000, the result of the line?s...

September 2, 2014 H&M at World Water Week

DESCRIPTION:World Water Week is one of the world?s most influential water conventions. This week it?s taking place in Stockholm. Energy and Water is this year?s theme and the leading minds in water will discuss how to develop and...

September 2, 2014 Why Do College Students Binge Drink?

Q&A with Author of Getting Wasted: Why College Students Drink Too Much and Party Too Hard DESCRIPTION:Ohio University Professor Thomas Vander Ven?spent seven years researching the college binge drinking culture.?His...

September 2, 2014 Reed Elsevier Announces 2014 Environmental Challenge Winners

Prizes awarded for innovative safe water and sanitation solutions in the developing world DESCRIPTION:Stockholm, September 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ ? Reed Elsevier, a world-leading provider of professional information solutions, today...

September 2, 2014 Target?s ?Made to Matter? Brings Responsible Shopping to the Masses

DESCRIPTION:Over the last few months, there has been an explosion of fashion and retail brands responding to the growing expectation of consumers seeking responsible shopping options. Collections with a conscious are hitting...

September 2, 2014 SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights August 28, 2014

SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights August 28, 2014 DESCRIPTION:Top Story of the Week Don't Confuse Sustainability with Corporate Social Responsibility(Monday - August 18, 2014)Source:?Washington Post - No challenge derails...

September 2, 2014 U.S. Water Partnership Launches H2infO

Groundbreaking Knowledge Management Tool Provides Centralized Access to U.S.-Developed Water Information DESCRIPTION:Stockholm, Sweden, September 2, 2014 /3BL Media/?? The U.S. Water Partnership today announced the launch of...

September 2, 2014 GM Women?s Retail Network Expands Scholarship Program

Industry-leading initiative recruits and trains women for automotive retail careers DESCRIPTION:DETROIT, September 2, 2014 /3BL Media/??? ?General Motors? Women?s Retail Network has awarded a record nine scholarships totaling...

September 2, 2014 Eight Reasons to Send Your Child to a Six-Year High School

DESCRIPTION:Looking for the fastest track your child can take to get into college and a better paying job? Consider letting them stay in high school for two more years to learn the skills that experts say open doors to a more...

September 2, 2014 Twin Cities, One Route ? AECOM's Green Line Light Rail

Traveling between the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, got a whole lot easier. DESCRIPTION:Experiencing rapid cultural and economic growth, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul ? the two largest cities...

September 2, 2014 Risk of Diabetes in Children and Adolescents Exposed to Antipsychotics: a Nationwide 12-Year Case-Control Study

Reports new study in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry DESCRIPTION:Washington D.C., September 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ ? A study published in the September 2014 issue of the Journal of the American...

September 2, 2014 H&M and Swedfund Initiate Cooperation in Ethiopia?s Textile Industry

DESCRIPTION:September 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - H&M and Swedfund have come together in a unique cooperation in Ethiopia. The aim is to contribute to the development of a responsible Ethiopian textile industry characterized by...

September 2, 2014 GreenBlue's Sustainable Packaging Coalition, Smithers Pira, and Packaging Digest Announce Dates for SUSTPACK 2015

Packaging industry will gather March 31-April 2, 2015 at the JW Marriott in Orlando, FL DESCRIPTION:CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., September 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ ??GreenBlue's Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) and Smithers Pira, in...

September 2, 2014 Grupo Financiero Banorte Signed the Women's Empowerment Principles, a UN Women and UN Global Compact's Initiative

SUMMARY:We signed the United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles with the objective of becoming a leader in gender equality in Mexico's financial sector, mentioned Alejandro Valenzuela, Banorte's CEO. In Banorte we reiterate...

September 2, 2014 Unilever and Solidaridad Partner to Improve the Lives of 1 Million People in Unilever?s Extended Supply Chains

DESCRIPTION:London, Rotterdam & Utrecht , 2 September, 2014 /3BL Media/?? Today Unilever and Solidaridad announced a new strategic partnership to improve the lives of 1 million people in Unilever?s extended supply chains....

September 2, 2014 Grupo Financiero Banorte firm? los 7 Principios para el Empoderamiento de las Mujeres, iniciativa de ONU Mujeres y del Pacto Mundial de las Naciones Unidas

SUMMARY:Firmamos los Principios para el Empoderamiento de las Mujeres de las Naciones Unidas con el objetivo de convertirnos en un l?der en la igualdad de g?nero en el sector financiero de M?xico, se?al? Alejandro Valenzuela,...

September 2, 2014 EU urged to convert TV frequencies to mobile broadband

France 24 - Former îWorld Trade Organizationî chief Pascal Lamy's report on the changing face of the media says the 700 Mhz spectrum should be "repurposed" for wireless broadbandFormer îWorld Trade...

September 2, 2014 Malaysia arrests 42 foreigners after riot at export factory

worldbulletin.net - Malaysia's record on treating foreign îworkersî is under scrutiny after the U.S State Department downgraded the country in June to Tier 3 in its 2014 îTraffickingî in Persons ......

September 2, 2014 Monsanto in Ukraine: IMF loan for Ukraine may give GMO giant a backdoor into EU

Source: RT.com

Ukraine’s bid for closer ties with the west could come at a cost. With the IMF set to loan the country $17 billion, the deal could also see GMO crops grown in some of the most fertile lands on the continent, warns Frederic...

September 2, 2014 Report highlights important role of energy and environment-related projects in catalyzing sustainable development in Small Island Developing States

United Nations Development Program - says a new publication produced jointly by the UNDP and the îGlobal Environment Facilityî (GEF). The publication titled: Island Innovations â UNDP and GEF: Leveraging the...

September 2, 2014 Pensions for lifeguards make no sense

Eagle-Tribune - Most people get summer jobs as teenagers scooping ice cream, waiting tables, lifeguarding at a local beach or pool. But it strains credulity to argue that every kid who picks up trash by the side of the road or...

September 2, 2014 Liberal Activists In Connecticut Want Elizabeth Warren To Run

Courant - Before that, she helped establish îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. Though she is a rock star to progressives such as Blondin, Warren has been a target for...

September 2, 2014 GMO cultivation in the EU

Source: European Parlement News

The EU has one of the toughest genetically modified food regulations in the world and the cultivation of GM crops is only allowed following a thorough risk assessment. Yet, as member states are calling for more possibilities to...

September 2, 2014 Be Good to Bees Because … September is Bee Aware Month

Source: Scoop Independent News

September is Bee Aware Month and the National Beekeepers Association is urging all Kiwis to promote and protect the New Zealand bee population. “We want Kiwis to Be Good to Bees Because … they support over $5 billion annually of...

September 2, 2014 Europe open: ECB in focus

Hargreaves Lansdown - From a sector standpoint the best performance was to be seen in the following industrial groups within the DJ îStoxxî 600: basic resources (1.04%), automobiles and parts (0.85%) and insurance...

September 2, 2014 Dissolving village of Orient proves not to be easy

The Columbus Dispatch - Murphy-Miller said that once the audit commences, sheâll stop paying any bills. That means îAEPî wonât get its $500 a month from the village. Residents have asked Scioto Township to...

September 2, 2014 Brazilian and Indian Growth Paths Diverge

Consultant News - Craig Botham, Emerging Markets Economist at îSchrodersî, gives his view on today's GDP numbers, which show contrasting fortunes of emerging market heavyweights, Brazil and India. "Brazilian GDP...

September 2, 2014 Help stop the decline of bees with only a single window box

Source: Bristol University

Imagine a world without cappuccinos, chocolate, apples, strawberries or even Somerset cider. These products are all dependent on insect pollination, yet in recent years there has been a dramatic decline in bee and pollinator...

September 2, 2014 Colorado high court won't hear pension lawsuit

Charlotte Observer - DENVER The Colorado Supreme Court has decided not to hear a lawsuit from state Treasurer Walker Stapleton seeking information about employee benefits in the state's pension system. The court issued its...

September 2, 2014 Time to Recognize Community Forest Rights to Combat Climate Change

The Jakarta Globe - A new report by the îWorld Resources Instituteî (WRI) and Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), âSecuring Rights, Combating Climate Change: How Strengthening Community Forest Rights...

September 2, 2014 Authorities stop 'greatest destroyers of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest'

Mongabay - Courtesy of Global Forest Watch. Click to enlarge. The Global Forest Reporting Network is a joint effort between Mongabay.org and îWorld Resources Instituteî (WRI) that sources data-driven, forest-focused...

September 2, 2014 BLACKROCK HEDGE SELECTOR LTD - Holding(s) in Company

Stockhouse - Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation (iii): îSchrodersî plc (4). Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.) (iv): (5). Date of the transaction and date on which the...

September 2, 2014 World Cup gives dusty farm city its day in the sun

YAHOO - CUIABA, Brazil, June 15 (Reuters) - In Cuiaba, they like to say there are two seasons: winter and hell. That's not the kind of weather descriptor likely to draw hordes of visitors to this agricultural boom town, Brazil's...

September 2, 2014 Ben Tameifuna to face judicial hearing

Voxy - Waikato prop Ben Tameifuna has been cited for acting against the spirit of good sportsmanship, after referee Glen Jackson was allegedly shoved during Waikatoâs Week 3 ITM Cup match against North Habour at...

September 2, 2014 Akzo Nobel CEO solicited for Axalta bid worth more than $7 bln -Bloomberg

Reuters - (bloom.bg/1nQ7cYQ) Axalta, bought by îThe Carlyle Groupî LP from Du Pont Co in 2013 for $4.9 billion, filed for an initial public offering last month that could raise as much as $1 billion. "We do know about...

September 2, 2014 7 reasons to claim water for life, not for coal

Greenpeace International - That someone must be YOU. Right now the most important event of the year on global water issues, îWorld Water Weekî, is happening in Stockholm, Sweden. More than 200 organisations from...

September 2, 2014 IMRIS Announces Receipt of Nasdaq Notice of Bid Price Deficiency

TheSacramento Bee - WINNIPEG AND MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Aug. 29, 2014 -- /PRNewswire/ - IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM) announced today that the Company received a letter, dated August 25, 2014, from the îNASDAQ Stock...

September 2, 2014 Saving America’s honeybees

Source: BBC News

With a workforce of billions, they contribute more than $15bn (£9bn) to the US economy each year - but as populations decline, can the humble honeybee be saved?

September 2, 2014 Biblical scenes: Billions of locusts descend onto Madagascar capital (PHOTOS)

RT - In 2012, the government declared a national emergency and allowed the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO) to launch a pesticide campaign. Over a million hectares of farmlands have been...

September 2, 2014 Jennie L. Thompson, 62

My Daily Record - Each submission must be approved by the Web Editor, which may take 24-48 hours for review and approval. All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only and will not be made...

September 2, 2014 Kellogg Co makes bid approach to Egypt's Bisco Misr-statement

Reuters - In July, Bisco Misr said Abraaj Investment Management, an affiliate of United Arab Emirates' îAbraaj Capitalî, had also made an approach to buy at least a 51 percent stake in Bisco Misr. (Reporting by Asma...

September 2, 2014 PFZW to stick with SRI policy that led to divestment of Israeli banks

Investment Pensions Europe - PFZWâs divestment decision led a demonstration in front of the offices of its asset manager îPGGMî, as well as emotional responses from a number of Jewish organisations. The Israeli...

September 2, 2014 Europe gains on drug find

Hispanic Business - The FTSEurofirst 300 index ended 0.2 per cent higher at 1,376.83 points, just below last week's onemonth high. The Euro îSTOXXî 50 was up 0.1 per cent to 3,175.05. > 2553

September 2, 2014 FICO Credit Score Change Will Help Average Americans, Says Strategic Consulting Services

Benzinga - After months of critical commentary from the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî (CFPB) about how the financial industry calculates credit scores, Fair Isaac Corporation has announced a change to how its...

September 2, 2014 Report says water shortages complicate China's plans to tap enormous shale gas reserves

brandonsun.com - The îWorld Resources Instituteî says China has the world's largest reserves of natural gas trapped in deep shale rock. Commonly known as fracking, shale gas mining requires pumping large quantities of...

September 2, 2014 Indian Bonds Rise on Speculation Foreign Funds to Boost Holdings

Bloomberg - Money managers at îAmundiî Asset Management and Union Investment Privatfonds also said last week that they consider Indian bonds attractive. The yield on the 8.4 percent notes due July 2024 fell one basis...

September 2, 2014 World water forum urges cooperation between energy, water communities

Xinhua News Agency - STOCKHOLM, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Global leaders in the 24th annual îWorld Water Weekî in Stockholm urged the energy and water communities to work together to meet the challenge of providing clean...

September 2, 2014 Britain's top bosses earn '143 times more' than staff

Economic Times - The think-tank carried out the study using pay figures from company reports and data from the Pensions Investment Research Consultants.

September 2, 2014 Report: Water shortages crimp China shale gas plan

The Wichita Eagle Kansas - The îWorld Resources Instituteî says China has the world's largest reserves of natural gas trapped in deep shale rock. Commonly known as fracking, shale gas mining requires pumping large...

September 2, 2014 Startups use high-tech to create foods

Tacoma News Tribune - About 365 billion pounds of cow and poultry meat are produced annually, according to the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî. It estimates the livestock sector contributes...

September 2, 2014 Kazakhstan inks additional contracts with Russia for imports of fuel and lubricants

Kazinform - KazMunaiGas' shares are wholly owned by the îSamruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fundî. ALMATY. KAZINFORM Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) will provide US $10 million to Belgazprombank (Belarus) to finance its...

September 2, 2014 Israel slammed for West Bank land expropriation

CNN - "The seizure of such a large swathe of land risks paving the way for further settlement activity, which -- as the îUnited Nationsî has reiterated on many occasions -- is illegal under international law and runs...

September 2, 2014 U.K. construction PMI rises at fastest pace in 7 months in August

NASDAQ - Meanwhile, European stock markets remained broadly higher. London's FTSE 100 tacked on 0.27%, the DJ Euro îStoxxî 50 rose 0.70%, France's CAC 40 was up 0.44%, while Germany's DAX advanced 0.90%. Investing.com...

September 2, 2014 Dutch pension fund picks F&C as its fiduciary partner

FTSE Global Markets - îStichting Pensioenfondsî voor de Architectenbureaus (the Dutch pension fund for architect practices) has appointed F&C Netherlands to provide asset allocation and strategic advice (including...

September 2, 2014 7 On Your Side, Consumer Reports offer students tips on banking, financial aid

ABC7 News - Higher One is the biggest player in campus banking and says it offers cards at more than 800 institutions nationwide. îConsumers Unionî, the Advocacy Arm of Consumer Reports, looked at Higher One and eight...

September 2, 2014 Water footprint: successful Swiss commitment to the new ISO standard on water usage

admin.ch - The ISO standard for conducting a water footprint assessment was adopted by the organisation's member states in July, and presented to a broad audience today at îWorld Water Weekî in Stockholm. Around 140...

September 2, 2014 MGM Resorts International Ranked One of the Top 100 Greenest Companies by Newsweek Magazine - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Eye Witness News 3 - LAS VEGAS, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) has been listed among Newsweek Magazine's 100 most environmentally responsible companies in the United States, making it the third...

September 2, 2014 Public Pension Funds Stay Mum on Corporate Expats

Deal Book - âWe donât have a view on this from an investor standpoint â weâre globally invested, as you know, and appreciate that tax reform is a government role,â Anne Simpson,...

September 2, 2014 PERS 2 Members Can Choose to Join PERS 3 in January

Washington State University News - Every January, certain PERS 2 members have the opportunity to transfer to PERS 3. An eligible PERS 2 member who can make this change is someone who first established membership in PERS 2 prior...

September 2, 2014 Elliotts Latest EPIC Track Software Release Improves the User Experience and Adds a Powerful New Ability with a Smartphone Hardware Accessory

internet.itbusinessnet.com - Elliott Data Systems, Inc., an expert in the development and integration of the Mobile Solutions line of identification, îaccountabilityî and tracking solutions, released the EPIC Track...

September 2, 2014 Editorial: New rules undermine pension reforms

Marin Independent Journal - Jerry Brown represented a milestone. It may have been a small stepping stone, but it was heading in the right direction. Now îCalPERSî, the state's largest public employee union, has...

September 2, 2014 Dataram Announces Postponement of Its Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Investors Business Daily - The transaction is subject to, among other things, the execution of definitive documents, due diligence, continued listing of the Companyâs common stock on The îNASDAQ Stock Marketî,...

September 2, 2014 UPDATE 1-MIDEAST STOCKS-Arabtec lifts Dubai; Bahrain's GFH rises on financing deal

Reuters - Dubai's index gained 0.7 percent while Arabtec jumped 3.7 percent and dominated trading volume. Some investors hope Abu Dhabi state fund îAabar Investmentsî, a major shareholder in the firm, will soon buy at...

September 2, 2014 Indonesia Plans Euro, Yen Bond Sales to Meet Record Target

The Jakarta Globe - The two countries are assigned the lowest investment-grade rankings by Moodyâs Investors Service and îFitch Ratingsî. Interest-rate differential âOffering debt in different currencies...

September 2, 2014 Ben Tameifuna to face judicial hearing

Yahoo7 Sport - Waikato prop Ben Tameifuna has been cited for acting against the spirit of good sportsmanship, after referee Glen Jackson was allegedly shoved during Waikatoâs Week 3 ITM Cup match against North Habour at...

September 2, 2014 A.M. Best Downgrades, Places Ratings of Companion Property and Casualty and Subsidiaries Under Review With Negative Implications

4 Traders - Release date- 29082014 - A.M. Best Downgrades, Places Ratings of Companion Property and Casualty and Subsidiaries Under Review With Negative Implications. The ratings will remain under review until the transaction is...

September 2, 2014 Nairobi's skyline transformed by Chinese contractors

中æ¶çµå­æ¥ - The skyline of Kenya's capital Nairobi is changing fast and at the center of this transformation are Chinese contractors. Several buildings that once graced...

September 2, 2014 Letter: Feltes offers solutions

Concord Monitor - Feltes had concrete, workable solutions. He was knowledgeable and specific. For example, on climate change, he discussed RGGI, the îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî and the utilityâs...

September 2, 2014 Tameifuna cited for referee shove

Planet Rugby - The incident occurred during Waikato's Week 3 NPC Cup match against North Habour at îQBEî Stadium on Saturday. The alleged incident occurred in the 72nd minute of the match when Jackson was knocked off...

September 2, 2014 China deal factor in Fonterra's lower credit rating

Otago Daily Times - Credit rating agency îStandard and Poor'sî has lowered the dairy co-operative's long-term rating from A+ to A and affirmed its short-term rating of A-1. Last week, Fonterra said it was forming a...

September 2, 2014 Bergen, Passaic home sales cool off as prices rise

North Jersey - îFannie Maeî, the mortgage finance firm, recently downgraded its 2014 sales outlook. "There appears to be a conservatism among consumers and their willingness to take on big-ticket purchases, such as...

September 2, 2014 Dyess B-1Bs get national praise

Abilene Reporter-News - Sen. John Cornyn, along with Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Randy Neugebauer, signed a letter â in collaboration with South Dakota elected-officials Sen. Tim Johnson, Sen. John Thune and Rep. Kristi Noem...

September 2, 2014 USEC Noteholders Voted to Approve Plan of Reorganization

Reuters - In addition, both holders of the Companyâs îpreferred equityî voted in favor of the plan. The next step in the Chapter 11 process will be a confirmation hearing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the...

September 2, 2014 Sultan of Brunei denies report of bid for New York, London hotels

Reuters - "Neither His Majesty, the îBrunei Investment Agencyî, nor the Government of Brunei are involved in any way in the purchase of the Grosvenor House in London or the Plaza and Dream Downtown hotels in New...

September 2, 2014 Rights group condemns arrest of Rabaa Al-Adaweya witness

Daily News Egypt - Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned Egyptian police âthe further they go down the road of repression, the louder calls for îaccountabilityî will growâ, after the arrest of a Rabaa Al-Adaweya...

September 2, 2014 GMA announces 5-point ingredient safety initiative

ingredientsnetwork.com - The îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî (GMA) has announced a five-part initiative that will advance the procedures used to assess the safety of ingredients used in food products. âOur...

September 2, 2014 NYSE:BXS Investor Alert: Lawsuit alleges Misleading Statements by BancorpSouth, Inc.

Empowered News - In addition, BancorpSouth, Inc. said that the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî currently is conducting a review of the Companyâs fair lending practices. Shares of BancorpSouth, Inc....

September 2, 2014 Behold! The Upcoming Estonian Bitcoin Castle

Realty Today - The îConsumer Financial protection Bureauî of the U.S. also issued an advisory against Bitcoin and announced that it will start accepting consumer grievances against the currency. The current rate is...

September 2, 2014 European Investors Eye Ukraine, ECB

Wall Street Journal - In early trade, the îStoxxî Europe 600 advanced 0.2%, broadly in line with the U.K.'s FTSE and France's CAC. Germany's DAX gained 0.5%. In currency markets, the euro was broadly unchanged against...

September 2, 2014 European stocks rise on Spanish data, easing hopes; Dax up 0.68%

NASDAQ - During European morning trade, the DJ Euro îStoxxî 50 gained 0.48%, France's CAC 40 rose 0.31%, while Germany's DAX climbed 0.68%. Official data showed that the number of unemployed people in Spain rose by...

September 2, 2014 Swaziland is moving towards commercial farming

AD HOC News - âAnd then, the miracle can happen.â SOURCE îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO) prnewswire.co.uk schreibt weiter: LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ROK...

September 2, 2014 Rising Level of Foreign Investment Leads to Higher Expectations of Improved IR Activities to Secure Investment

Zawya - The îMSCIî reclassification of Qatar and UAE to emerging market ... the benefits in terms of profile-raising, improved liquidity and îsustainableî, long-term international investment are...

September 2, 2014 Bangkok Prep appoints new Head of School and Head of Primary

Thailand Press Release News - Marriott Caf Enjoy traditional spread of classical seasonal roasts... FITCH ASSIGNS 'A(tha)' NATIONAL RATING TO UNSECURED DEBENTURES OF THAILAND'S MBK DEVELOPMENT îFitch...

September 2, 2014 Building Livestock Farmer Resilience in Emergencies - Part 1

fao.org - The United Kingdom through its Department for International Development (DFID), the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî and the government of Zimbabwe (as well as other partners),...

September 2, 2014 A.M. Best Special Report: Jordan Market Remains Profitable Despite Regulatory, Economic Hurdles

Zawya - (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Jordan's insurance market continues to grow amid challenges from unprofitable mandatory motor business, declining capital adequacy and regulatory uncertainty, along with regional unrest on its borders,...

September 2, 2014 Affordable higher education strengthens middle class

Clinton Herald - The Iowa Policy Project, îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî, Federal Reserve and numerous other groups warn that rising student loan debt is bad for our economy. Private colleges and universities:...

September 2, 2014 Climate-smart agriculture: scientists show agricultural progress in responding to climate change

blogs.biomedcentral.com - During 2014, several international organizations, like the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî and the research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security...

September 2, 2014 Letter to the Editor: Once-a-week meatless meals benefit students' health, environment

Red and Black - According to the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî, animal agriculture is âone of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental...

September 2, 2014 SEC Adopts Rules on Loan-Backed Securities

EDGE Boston - "We have continued to enhance our policies and procedures in line with regulatory developments," the company said. îFitch Ratingsî Managing Director Daniel Noonan said "The SEC's regulatory framework...

September 2, 2014 Q&A: Cricket cookies and waxworm tacos look like delicious opportunity to Eric Bescak

Madison - (According to the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî, "crickets are twice as efficient in converting feed to meat as chicken, at least four times more efficient than pigs, and 12 times...

September 2, 2014 European shares close in green colors on ECB stimulus speculations

MENAFN - The îSTOXXî EUROPE 600 soared 0.25% to record 342.86 points. Health Care led the advance with a rise of 0.97%, followed by Energy which recorded 0.56% rise. The highest shares were for Dixons Carphone as it...

September 2, 2014 U.S. risk council to discuss oversight of nonbank firms, including insurers

IFA Web News - It was created by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act The îNational Association of Insurance Commissionersî (NAIC) concluded its Summer National Meeting last week, with ridesharing receiving significant attention...

September 2, 2014 Arundhati Roy: There's a lot of money in poverty

Axis of Logic - The Tatas and Ambanis of their time. Some of the institutions financed, given seed money, or supported by the Rockefeller Foundation are the United Nations, the CIA, the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî...

September 2, 2014 Global Water Technologies participates in energy, pipeline events

Finance Yahoo - INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Water Technologies (OTC Pink: GWTR) will present at the 2013 Water Management & Nano Energy Summit this week at Rice University in Houston. The summit will...

September 2, 2014 What the Rand Paul presidency would look like

my.firedoglake.com - With îFannie Maeî having paid back 110% of what it borrowed, the car industry 83%, A.I.G 115%, and the bank industry 103%, the Democrats feel vindicated about the social-democratic approach Paul...

September 2, 2014 PH peacekeepers defied UN order to surrender

Global Nation - MANILA, PhilippinesâThe 40 Filipino peacekeepers who escaped a massacre on the Golan Heights early on Sunday defied an order from the îUnited Nationsî ground commander to surrender their...

September 2, 2014 European Markets Opens Higher Amid Increasing QE Hopes

Action Forex - Euro îStoxxî 50 added 0.27%, 8.45 points to trade at 3,183.50 STX Europe 600 gained 0.16%, 0.56 points to 343.42 Euro îStoxxî rose 0.26%, 0.82 points to 320.46 The European markets closed...

September 2, 2014 Gemalto M2M connectivity solution helps deliver green energy to remote communities without electricity

Investors Business Daily - This cabin features photovoltaic panels across its roof to generate îsustainableî energy in areas outside of conventional power cabling and infrastructures. Gemalto's Cinterion ®...

September 2, 2014 13 killed in strong Myanmar quake: NGO

Yahoo! India News - SHOTLIST: SAGAING, MYANMAR, NOVEMBER 11, 2012 (SOURCE: AFPTV ) - VAR of damaged bridge at Kyauk Myaung , Sa Gaing division ----- AFP TEXT STORY Myanmar-quake,WRAP-9thlead 13 killed in strong Myanmar quake: NGO...

September 2, 2014 Freshmen Beware: That Mascot-Bearing Credit Card May Be a Loser

USNews - Still, the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî issued a warning last month to students to inspect the fine print of any advertising from on-campus financial services providers before signing up in order to...

September 2, 2014 ARC hires Schroder director to head London office

City Wire - Asset Risk Consultants (ARC) has appointed Guy Christie, formerly a client director of îSchrodersî, as director of its London office once it opens its doors next month. Christie was previously an...

September 2, 2014 European stocks advance with ECB in focus

Forex Street - The îStoxxî Europe 600 rose 0.22% to 343.60 in early trade. As for country-specific indexes the UK FTSE gained 0.23%. The Germanyâs DAX 30 climbed 0.73% and the Franceâs CAC 40 advanced...

September 2, 2014 FICO Credit Score Change Will Help Average Americans, Says Strategic Consulting Services

northforkvue.com - After months of critical commentary from the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî (CFPB) about how the financial industry calculates credit scores, Fair Isaac Corporation has announced a change to...

September 2, 2014 Indigo Turtles Finally Reach Out to the Sea!

Mission is completed! See the baby sea turtles... SUMMARY:In search of the blue finished with a great happy ending as the baby sea turtles hatched. Now the turtles are feeling stronger than ever with the partnership of EKAD...

September 2, 2014 Students must move toward plant-based diet

Collegiate Times - According to the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî, animal agriculture is âone of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental...

September 2, 2014 The devil is in the mortgage finance reform details

Housing Wire - FHFA also is examining the GSEsâ relationships with their servicers, and how their guidelines should track with, or go beyond, those established by the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî and...

September 2, 2014 Drilling downturn could lead to takeover deals [ArabianOilandGas.com]

TMCnet - according to îFitch Ratingsî. The research note said that near-term offshore demand had moderated, and that new builds to be delivered by the end of 2018 will make up a third of the world's rig fleet. "This...

September 2, 2014 Fifth Street Management LLC Announces Further Expansion of Its Credit Platform With Successful Close of $305 Million Senior Loan Fund

GlobeNewswire - Listed on the Paris stock exchange, it has a solid financial base with a CET1 capital under Basel 3 (1) of â¬13.2 billion, a Basel 3 CET1 Ratio (1) of 11.2% and quality long-term ratings (Standard &...

September 2, 2014 Africa: FAO's José Graziano DA Silva - "Hunger Leads to Conflict and Conflict Exacerbates Hunger"

AllAfrica - Discussions will also focus on the Millenium Development Goals and the post-2015 agenda. Copyright © 2014 îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî. All rights reserved....

September 2, 2014 Jennie L. Thompson, 62

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September 2, 2014 European shares inch up early; Luxottica drops

Yahoo Finance UK and Ireland - At 0736 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was up 0.3 percent at 1,380.41 points, while the euro zone's blue-chip Euro îSTOXXî 50 index gained 0.4 percent, to...

September 2, 2014 The Easy Way To Enjoy Incredible Multi-Bagging Profits

Motley Fool UK - Iâm thinking of US search engine giant Google. This month happens to be the tenth anniversary of Google joining the îNASDAQ stock marketî in the US. Like many people back in 2004, I already used...

September 2, 2014 Linking Water And Energy For Future Development

Eurasia Review - As the worldâs collective attention falls on the 2014 rendition of îWorld Water Weekî, experts in the energy and water communities remain seized with the business of finding ways to sustain...

September 2, 2014 Pundits panicking about Ebola hurt cause they mean to help

Washington Post - Two weeks ago, Laurie Garrett, a senior fellow at the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî, captured Foreign Policy readersâ attention with a post titled, âYou are not nearly scared enough...

September 2, 2014 NY comptroller reports ConAgra palm oil deal

Saratogian - The New York fund has 1.5 million shares of ConAgra worth almost $50 million. The proposal, filed along with îGreen Centuryî Capital Management, says 85 percent of palm oil is grown in Indonesia and...

September 2, 2014 Water and development: top ten Twitter influencers

theguardian.com - Next week water experts from across the world will descend on Stockholm for the annual îWorld Water Weekî conference. To coincide with our coverage of the event, weâve put together a list of...

September 2, 2014 Are FHA Loans Only for First-Time Homebuyers'

The Motley Fool - It was only the government guaranteed programs -- like an FHA loan -- alongside lending backed by îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî that existed. At the peak of the crisis, FHA loans as a...

September 2, 2014 The 4th India Smart Utilities Week

CSR Wire - Explore the Huge Potentials in India Smart Grid Market India power sector is facing a series of big challenges in financing, big demand and supply gap in electricity power, serious AT&C loss etc. The country has...

September 2, 2014 Fitch: Lesotho Alleged Coup Attempt Highlights Political Risks

Reuters - The next scheduled review of Lesotho's ratings is on 31 October. Contact: Arnaud Louis Director Sovereigns +44 20 3530 1539 îFitch Ratingsî Ltd 30 North Colonnade London E14 5GN Mark Brown Senior Director...

September 2, 2014 Showboat closes after 27 years in Atlantic City

AOL - Casinos in Atlantic City will pick up about half of the revenue from the $2.6 billion Revel resort after it closes next week, according to îFitch Ratingsî. The company also said in a report today that the city...

September 2, 2014 Ohio island's police dept. under investigation

NBC4 Columbus - Insulation led to underground explosions in Ohio Insulation led to underground explosions in Ohio îAmerican Electric Powerî says explosions that sent manhole covers flying in downtown Columbus last...

September 2, 2014 State Insurance Regulators Discuss Ridesharing, Agent Licensing

IFA Web News - The îNational Association of Insurance Commissionersî (NAIC) concluded its Summer National Meeting last week, with ridesharing receiving significant attention during the meeting. The rapid growth of...

September 2, 2014 Datacom boosts profit 43% on strong NZ growth

Scoop - In December 2012 New Zealand Post sold its 35 percent stake to the îNew Zealand Superannuation Fundî for $142 million, ending a 23 year relationship. NZ Super Fund has since boosted its holding to 37.5...

September 2, 2014 Antarctic Sea water level rising due to melting of Antarctica glaciers

DelhiDailyNews - The newly published Fifth Assessment Report by the UN's îintergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî said that the loss of ice from this continent rose from 30 billion tons a year to 147 billion tons...

September 2, 2014 Europe open: ECB in focus

IFA Magazine - From a sector standpoint the best performance was to be seen in the following industrial groups within the DJ îStoxxî 600: basic resources (1.04%), automobiles and parts (0.85%) and insurance (0.47%). >...

September 2, 2014 Foreign selling weighs on Qatar, UAE markets

Lebanon Daily Star - did not confirm rumors of an imminent deal to sell part of his stake to Abu Dhabi state fund îAabar Investmentsî. A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on...

September 2, 2014 Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

Athens Banner-Herald - And while consumer confidence appears to be improving, the public remains anxious over the recovery's reach and îsustainabilityî ... and anxiety about the economy. Last month, îthe...

September 2, 2014 UK fund star Woodford dumps HSBC on banking fine inflation fears

Reuters - While Woodford is not the first to advise caution on the sector after a flat start to the year for the îSTOXXî Europe 600 Bank sector following a gain of nearly 70 percent over the previous two years,...

September 2, 2014 DC plan members lack retirement confidence

Benefits Canada - A survey from îState Street Global Advisorsî (SSgA) indicates that just 31 % of U.S. participants, 26% of U.K. participants and 17% of Ireland participants feel confident that they will have enough...

September 2, 2014 Tallying the environmental cost of meat

Japan Times - The îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî has also found that âat least 32,562 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalents or at least 51 percent of all (greenhouse gas)...

September 2, 2014 Why Galaxy Note 4 is a must-win for Samsung' Hint: Big-screen iPhone

Yahoo News - îFitch Ratingsî, a major credit rating agency in the US, predicted in mid-August that Samsung's global smartphone market share will fall to 25 percent in 2015 from 31 percent this year. Simply releasing a...

September 2, 2014 Water resources a problem for energy extration worldwide, report finds

Fuel Fix - According to the analysis by the îWorld Resources Instituteî, 38 percent of the earthâs shale gas and tight oil resources are in areas that are either arid or under high levels of water stress already...

September 2, 2014 Sea-level surge around Antarctica linked to loss of ice sheet: scientists

The China Post - According to the newly published Fifth Assessment Report by the U.N.'s îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC), ice loss from Antarctica probably rose from 30 billion tonnes a year to 147...

September 2, 2014 Gravy train never stops for Britain's big bosses

Sydney Morning Herald - according to research by remuneration consultant MM&K and îManifest Information Servicesî, a corporate governance research firm. The head of Reckitt Benckiser Group, Bart Becht, was the...

September 2, 2014 Council Rock South student wins national environmental award

Bucks County Courier Times - She was one of only 60 students in the country to receive the award, îEPAî officials said. Wang was honored for experiments she conducted on removing a common contaminant from drinking...

September 2, 2014 Zimbabwe: Zim Goes a Step Further

AllAfrica - The îGlobal Water Partnershipî focused on issues related to water and climate change within the framework of the Strategy while UNICEF concentrated on children, the youth and other vulnerable groups....

September 2, 2014 Social News 25/8

Vietnamnet - The event will remain open to visitors till August 28. FAO funds forestry project in Vietnam The îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO) has agreed to provide funding of US$500,000...

September 2, 2014 Dollar Gains With Europe Stocks as Bonds, Gold Retreat

Bloomberg - Rates on German and U.K. 10-year notes climbed at least two basis points. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index increased 0.2 percent and Standard & Poorâs 500 Index futures added 0.2 percent, with U.S....

September 2, 2014 Damaged Insulation Led To Underground Explosions In Columbus

wosu.org - îAmerican Electric Powerî says explosions that sent manhole covers flying in ... The utility is spending around $30 million to prevent any similar explosions. îAEPî says the cracked insulation...

September 2, 2014 Opinion | More restrictions on payday lending

Courier-Journal - And the new federal îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî is stepping up enforcement of national payday chains, many of which operate in Kentucky, over unfair consumer practices. But that's not...

September 2, 2014 In N.C., banks are a reliable source of campaign cash for Sen. Hagan

Associated Press - The 2010 bill overhauled the financial industry and created the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî, which Hagan supported and about which the financial services industries voiced some concerns....

September 2, 2014 Owen Farrell's perfect cure for the pain he suffered at the end of last season' Play the All Blacks

Daily Telegraph - England have a tilt at redemption with the All Blacks opening the îQBEî autumn series at Twickenham on Nov 8 and Farrell remains upbeat about the sideâs prospects, pointing out that New...

September 2, 2014 Aul-Elliott

Canton Repository - The groom is the son of Ray and Lisa Elliott of Magnolia, Ohio. He graduated from Sandy Valley High School and is employed by îAmerican Electric Powerî in Canton. Caitlin Grimm served as the maid...

September 2, 2014 Dollar Gains as Bonds Slip With Gold Before Data; Stocks Advance

Economia e Finanza con Bloomberg - Yields on 10-year Treasury notes increased four basis points to 2.38 percent. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index advanced 0.3 percent for a third day of gains. Futures on the Standard...

September 2, 2014 'Unless there are changes made to the system itself, we cannot tax our citizens enough, even if we wanted to,' governor says

PolitickerNJ.com - Chris Christie this afternoon tried a flanking move in his public îpensions and benefitsî chess game with the Democratic ... The news elicted a similar reaction from îNewî...

September 2, 2014 Water footprint: successful Swiss commitment to the new ISO standard on water usage

admin.ch - The ISO standard for conducting a water footprint assessment was adopted by the organisation's member states in July, and presented to a broad audience today at îWorld Water Weekî in Stockholm. Around 140...

September 2, 2014 EUROPE MARKETS: Luxottica Falls, Weir Rises: European Movers

english.capital.gr - Luxottica, which makes Ray-Ban sunglasses, among other brands, will now be run by two co-CEOs. Vallourec SA: The steel pipe maker was upgraded to buy from neutral at UBS, prompting a 4.3% rise in its shares...

September 2, 2014 3,450 calories in one meal'

KSDK - If not, the nutrition watchdogs at the îCenter for Science in the Public Interestî have news for you: A "Monster" double burger, served with "bottomless" fries and a "Monster" milk shake at the îRed...

September 2, 2014 Beyond the Budget: we need a major economic transformation

Ekklesia - The overall impact of the 2014 budget through its tax and benefit changes will be to strengthen the position of the better off and worsen the position of those who are struggling, while condemning many to poverty...

September 2, 2014 Netafim Reveals Goals for Fighting Food, Water and Land Scarcity in 2013 Sustainability Report

Evironmental Expert - The Company revealed its sustainability goals and strategy in the Netafim 2013 Sustainability Report, which was released today at îWorld Water Weekî in Stockholm. By leveraging drip â a...

September 2, 2014 China outstanding QFII quota at $59.7 bln as of end-August

Reuters - BEIJING Aug 28 (Reuters) - The outstanding amount of China's dollar-denominated Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) programme stood at $59.7 billion as of the end of August, the îState Administration...

September 2, 2014 Our Global Situation and Prospects for the Future [Futurist, The]

TMCnet - (Futurist, The Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Humanity is making momentous strides forward in health, literacy, and many other critical areas, but also stalling or moving backward on many others, warns The îMillennium...

September 2, 2014 Drinking or fracking' Report finds top shale plays globally are in places with scarce water

FORTUNE - A new study by the global research organization îWorld Resources Instituteî (WRI) found that the best shale deposits where the fracking would be done are in places like China, Mexico and South Africa,...

September 2, 2014 Walk-off grand slam leads Vantage to slow-pitch title

Meadville Tribune - the softball legend rocketed a screaminâ game-winning grand slam over the right-center field fence to give Vantage a 26-23 championship victory in the Meadville Slow-pitch Softball League at Jack and...

September 2, 2014 NEITI and oil bloc owners

NATIONAL MIRROR - Fanning the controversy further, the Nigeria îExtractive Industries Transparency Initiativeî (NEITI), a little after the first quarter of this year, boasted that its ongoing 2012 audit of the...

September 2, 2014 BlackRock gets additional QFII quota from China regulator

theasset.com - BlackRock, Inc. Hong Kong subsidiary, BlackRock Asset Management North Asia (BAMNA) has been awarded a further US$500 million QFII investment quota by the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî...

September 2, 2014 Group names this year's unhealthiest meals

azcentral.com - Group names this year's unhealthiest meals The îCenter for Science in the Public Interestî released its 2014 list of single meals with whopping calorie counts. Check out this story on azcentral.com:...

September 2, 2014 Composition of Suominen's Nomination Board

GlobeNewswire - The representatives appointed to the Nomination Board are Marco Levi, President & CEO of Ahlstrom Corporation; Timo Ritakallio, Deputy CEO of îIlmarinenî Mutual Pension Insurance Company; and Reima...

September 2, 2014 Indian economy gets a jolt

CNN Money - "Whilst Modi is not quite living up to the pre-election hype, we still think good progress is being made, and expect further healthy growth for the economy this year," said Craig Botham, emerging markets economist at...

September 2, 2014 REEEP:Business Often Taking Lead on Water-Energy-Food Sustainability, Report Finds but Governments Must Catch Up or Risk Leaving Some Behind

Market Watch - Making the Case was commissioned by the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO) to inform their global work on advocating for ânexus thinkingâ in agriculture and food...

September 2, 2014 New charges filed against Villalobos in CalPERS corruption case

TheSacramento Bee - Villalobos, who served on the CalPERS board in the early 1990s, earned roughly $50 million in commissions helping his private equity clients get investments from the California Public Employeesâ...

September 2, 2014 ISIS is Using Social Media to Reach YOU, Its New Audience

Daily Beast - âThe first big turning point was Mosul,â said Emerson Brooking, a research associate at the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî, referring to ISISâs capture of the city in early June....

September 2, 2014 Narrowing Scottish Poll Hits Sterling

NASDAQ - îAmundiî, which has $1 trillion of assets under management, also recently switched sterling positions into options that cover the period up to the referendum date. The chief investment officer of Kleinwort...

September 2, 2014 Committee takes action in state agency document-shredding probe

Sun-Journal - AUGUSTA â A legislative committee this week took steps to resolve its months-long document-shredding probe and to ensure the Maine îCenter for Disease Controlî's shredding scandal doesn't happen...

September 2, 2014 MAS engineers, flight crew expected to escape axe in revamp

Today - âThereâs a shortage of manpower in cabin crew.â MAS majority shareholder îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî announced on Friday that almost a third of the airlineâs 20,000-strong staff, or...

September 2, 2014 United States : SQUARE enters talks to boost valuation to $6B

Hispanic Business - Hoping to receive some of the funding from the îGovernment of Singapore Investment Corporationî (GIC), the company is seeking $200 million. Square's valuation would grow from its $5 billion...

September 2, 2014 Officials say new $1B power line will improve service in South Texas, rest of state

Fox Business - The project will not only provide the Rio Grande Valley with added capacity for energy delivery, but it will also allow îAmerican Electric Powerî to maintain the two existing lines more easily, said Lee...

September 2, 2014 World water forum urges cooperation between energy, water communities

China Economic Net - Global leaders in the 24th annual îWorld Water Weekî in Stockholm urged the energy and water communities to work together to meet the challenge of providing clean drinking water and energy for a...

September 2, 2014 7 reasons to claim water for life, not for coal

Greenpeace International - That someone must be YOU. Right now the most important event of the year on global water issues, îWorld Water Weekî, is happening in Stockholm, Sweden. More than 200 organisations from...

September 2, 2014 Brigade, Singapore's GIC to invest $248 mln in Indian property sector

Reuters - Funds, including the Blackstone Group, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî (ADIA) and Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), are among those seeking to invest in the...

September 2, 2014 Lois A. Vorhees 1932-2014

Logan Daily News - In addition to her parents, Lois was preceded in death by son, Terry Vorhees; grandchildren, Vanessa and Jared Vorhees; sister, Mary îLou Thompsonî; brother, Bob Thompson; daughter-in-law, Lora...

September 2, 2014 Indonesia cracks down on illegal burning, investigates more suspect companies

Mongabay - Concessions with the highest number of fire alerts between Aug. 6 and 13, 2014. Courtesy of îWorld Resources Instituteî. Fire activity was particularly strong during Indonesiaâs dry season between...

September 2, 2014 Syrian army, rebels fight on Golan where peacekeepers held

Reuters - Fiji says it is negotiating the release of its 44 troops. The îUnited Nationsî says it is not sure where they are being held. The Nusra Front, Syria's affiliate of al Qaeda, says it is holding them because...

September 2, 2014 Cities need to be democratic and livable, not just 'green'

Thomson Reuters Foundation - Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of îThomson Reutersî Foundation. In a country like Colombia where war, poverty and corruption dominate the public...

September 2, 2014 BNB confirms its willingness to discuss various legal market solutions and suggestions of CorpBank shareholders

Focus Information Agency - Sofia. On August 22, 2014 the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) has sent letters to the two largest shareholders in Corporate Commercial Bank (CorpBank) - Bromak AD and îState General Reserve...

September 2, 2014 Iraq violence killed at least 1,420 in August, UN says

The Irish Times - At least 1,420 people were killed in Iraq in August, the îUnited Nationsî said today, as sectarian violence raged in the centre and north of the country. Another 1,370 Iraqis were wounded and 600,000...

September 2, 2014 Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States Opens in Samoa

Insurance News Net - NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept. 1-- The îUnited Nationsî Environment Programme issued the following news release: Heads of State, policymakers, business leaders and representatives from civil society have...

September 2, 2014 Colorado high court won't hear pension lawsuit

TheSacramento Bee - DENVER -- The Colorado Supreme Court has decided not to hear a lawsuit from state Treasurer Walker Stapleton seeking information about employee benefits in the state's pension system. The court issued its...

September 2, 2014 Fitch: Lesotho Alleged Coup Attempt Highlights Political Risks

Reuters - The next scheduled review of Lesotho's ratings is on 31 October. Contact: Arnaud Louis Director Sovereigns +44 20 3530 1539 îFitch Ratingsî Ltd 30 North Colonnade London E14 5GN Mark Brown Senior Director...

September 2, 2014 Plugged In: The Hype Over Smart Meters in Ohio

The Center for Public Intergrity - Ninety percent of Duke Energy customers have smart meters, while îAmerican Electric Power (AEPî) has about 100,000 customers with smart meters, and plans to expand to another...

September 2, 2014 Art is rubbish says conservation charity

THE Herald - îTruCostî Super M-Art consists of a mock supermarket stocked with thousands of consumer products washed up on South West shores, including plastic drinks bottles, lighters, flip-flops, shampoo bottles,...

September 2, 2014 OPINION: Civil Society Calls For Impartial Inquiry on Air Crash and Catastrophe in Ukraine

Inter Press Service - The îUnited Nationsî Security Council, with U.S. and Russian agreement, has already passed Resolution 2166 addressing the Malaysian jet crash, demanding accountability, full access to the site...

September 2, 2014 $1 billion electricity line to run through South Texas

McAllen Monitor - The line, which is set to be completed in 2016, is part of the Cross Valley Project, headed by îAmerican Electric Powerî Texas and its affiliate ... but it will also allow îAEPî to...

September 2, 2014 Insulation Led To Underground Explosions In Ohio

Fostoria Review Times - COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) â îAmerican Electric Powerî says explosions that sent manhole covers flying ... utility is spending around $30 million to prevent any similar explosions....

September 2, 2014 Fitch Affirms Ahli United Bank (UK) PLC at 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable

Reuters - (The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, September 01 (Fitch) îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed Ahli United Bank (UK) PLC's (AUBUK) Long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'BBB+' with...

September 2, 2014 Importance of "China Money" Rising in Korea

Korea IT Times - the "Buy Korea" trend by Chinese investors will continue for the time being given most of the investment was made by the Chinese sovereign wealth funds such as China Investment Corp., the îState...

September 2, 2014 Own It! Course Empowers Teens to Stay in School

PR Leap - a never-before-offered, dynamic teen îaccountabilityî and empowerment training course that is already making a difference for more than 6,000 students across the nation. "What is missing for many high school...

September 2, 2014 Tester: Tax-delinquent Defense contractors threaten national security

politicalnews.me - A recent report from the Government îAccountabilityî Office (GAO) found that approximately 83,000 Defense Department contractors and employees have failed to pay more than $730 million in taxes....

September 2, 2014 China Life Insurance Co. takes stake in TPG

Pensions & Investments - In 2011, GIC, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund estimated to have more than $300 billion in assets, and a group that included the $410 billion îKuwait Investment Authorityî invested about...

September 2, 2014 Unreal Diaries: Giving Android the power to rival PC

Develop - Epic teamed up with the graphics and tech experts at Nvidia to meet the requirements, which held that the demo should run on an Nvidia Tegra K1 mobile processor and utilise the new features of îAEPî (Android...

September 2, 2014 Asian Sovereign Wealth Fund Gets Access to Bristol Shopping Centre

swfinstitute.org - After a long process, it seems that an Asian sovereign wealth investor is making a major move on a UK shopping centre. [Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please...

September 2, 2014 Matibini tips Southern PACs

Times of Zambia - He said parliamentary oversight through Public Accounts Committees (PACs) undoubtedly could assist in providing the necessary checks and balances that were essential to ensuring transparency and...

September 2, 2014 AustralianSuper acted as investment bank, wants another go

The Age - The third member of the winning consortium, îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî, took the $150 million balance. It was approaching 9pm on April 23 this year when Transurban and AusSuper, after a nervous wait in...

September 2, 2014 Nigeria Activist Who Escaped the Gallows Probes Oil Accounts

Businessweek - Now, as chairman of the Nigeria îExtractive Industries Transparency Initiativeî, he says the government has largely ignored his reports and hasnât given his organization the muscle to effectively...

September 2, 2014 PE investment in real estate to cross Rs 12,000 crore

The Economic Times - Many sovereign and pension funds are also committing funds to Indian real estate, like All Pensions Group, îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî, Qatar Investment Authority, Canada Pension Plan...

September 2, 2014 Ally Financial : A.M. Best Assigns Ratings to Ally International Insurance Company Ltd

4 Traders - Release date- 29082014 - A.M. Best Assigns Ratings to Ally International Insurance Company Ltd. The ratings of Ally IICL reflect its strong capital position and solid operating performance in recent years. Ally IICL...

September 2, 2014 Indonesia Markets 10-Year Dollar Sukuk at Lowest Rate Since 2012

The Jakarta Globe - Thatâs 13 percent higher than this yearâs goal. îMoodyâsî Investors Service ranks Indonesian sovereign bonds at Baa3, its lowest investment grade. Although the country has a small...

September 2, 2014 One and Only plans hotel and villa complexes in Montenegro

Balkans Business news - In April, Investment Corporation of Dubai bought about 46 per cent of Kerzner for an undisclosed sum. îIstithmarî World, a subsidiary of Dubai World, owns another 25 per cent. The investment...

September 2, 2014 Presolicitation Notice - Software Upgrade

Hispanic Business - DESCRIPTION: The Department of Commerce, îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî (NIST), intends to negotiate a firm fixed price purchase order, on a sole source basis, with Bioptigen, of...

September 2, 2014 AustralianSuper wants to act as investment bank

Sydney Morning Herald - The third member of the winning consortium, îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî, took the $150 million balance. Amid the fast-paced negotiations of a live deal, AusSuper can speak for its own...

September 2, 2014 Freeport-McMoRan?s Materials Stewardship and Product Responsibility

DESCRIPTION:The natural resources that Freeport-McMoRan produces are essential to the world's economies. As population growth and urbanization continue to accelerate, Freeport-McMoRan?s products are critical to a rising standard...

September 2, 2014 The Morning Leverage: After Ketchup Deal, Buffett Double-Dips With 3G in Burger King Inversion

The Wall Street Journal - Singapore sovereign wealth fund îTemasekî îHoldingsî Pte. Ltd. has partnered with energy-focused firm Riverstone îHoldingsî and the natural resources arm of Barclays...

September 2, 2014 New major shareholder, but no change in strategy: Olam

The Business Times - EVEN with a new major shareholder in îTemasekî îHoldingsî, Olam International will remain focused on its strategy of generating free cash flow more quickly and optimising its balance...

September 2, 2014 Thomson Reuters Launches Corporate Responsibility Indices to Measure European ESG Performance

NASDAQ - The Thomson Reuters CRI Europe Indices are part of a connected suite of ESG related products and services, which brings together the databases of Thomson Reuters îASSET4î, Thomson Reuters Corporate...

September 2, 2014 India, Japan press for UN Security Council expansion to make it more effective

Economic Times - The G4 nations comprising Brazil, Germany, India, and Japan support each other's bids for permanent seats on the îUnited Nationsî Security Council. "The two Prime Ministers affirmed the urgent need...

September 2, 2014 Plant manager files suit against Lewiston/Auburn Water Pollution Control Authority

Sun-Journal - He also alleges that, under state law, LAWPCA was required to make "employer shareâ contributions to the îMaine Public Employees Retirement Systemî, and that it was required to deduct an employee...

September 2, 2014 STATS ChipPac, Huatian end talks

Today - SINGAPORE â STATS ChipPAC, majority-owned by îTemasekî îHoldingsî, said today (Sept 1) that one of the two Chinese chip-testing companies that were considering bids for the firm has withdrawn...

September 2, 2014 Credit Unions May Soon Join Ranks of Auto Securitizers

Structured Finance News Asset Securitization Report - Market players say that the law isnât likely to pass before the end of 2014, however. Although the proposed rule applies to all kinds of loans,...

September 2, 2014 Daniel Negreanu Has to Conquer the Online World to be the Best

CalvinAyre.com - Next stop High Stakes DB and guess who sits atop that particular online cash game throne' Youâve guessed it, itâs Mr. Phil Ivey with over $19m in îclear profitî. This wonât be about...

September 2, 2014 Nairobi's skyline transformed by Chinese contractors

中æ¶çµå­æ¥ - The skyline of Kenya's capital Nairobi is changing fast and at the center of this transformation are Chinese contractors. Several buildings that once graced...

September 2, 2014 Ex-Jefferies director sentenced to two years in prison

Here Is The City - His March conviction was the first tied to the îPublic-Private Investment Programî, an initiative that used TARP funds to spur investments in mortgage-backed securities after the 2008 financial...

September 2, 2014 World Water Week: Energy and Water Communities Must Cooperate to Meet Global Challenges

infoline.com.pk - Addressing the opening session of the Week, Mr. Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director of World Water Week organiser îStockholm International Water Instituteî, said: âThe challenges are immense....

September 2, 2014 An electoral system is no excuse for poor governance

Stabroek News - The concern with the protagonists for constitutional change is that no one is prepared to show the society that when further change takes place this will realise îaccountabilityî, which remains the...

September 2, 2014 Arab Mediterranean banking continues to withstand difficult operating conditions, says S&P

Hispanic Business - But we note that many other îrisk metricsî for the banks have remained fairly resilient, from profitability to funding and asset quality," said Standard & Poor's credit analyst Nicolas Hardy....

September 2, 2014 Arab Mediterranean banks resilient in the face of turmoil

Gulf News - But the rating agency said that many other îrisk metricsî for the banks have remained fairly resilient, from profitability to funding and asset quality. The overall capacity of governments of these...

September 2, 2014 Writing to Persuade -- Author Ross Guberman on What Professionals Need to Know

CBS News - Nell Minow, a member of the board of GovernanceMetrics International and founder of îThe Corporate Libraryî, writes about corporate governance issues, focusing especially on CEO pay, executive compensation,...

September 2, 2014 Fitch: No Impact on Batelco's Ratings From Sivasankaran Bankruptcy

Cellular-News - îFitch Ratingsî says there is no impact on Batelco's own debt ratings, following the Supreme Court of the Seychelles' recent declaration of bankruptcy of Mr. Sivasankaran, a creditor of a Batelco...

September 2, 2014 Fitch Downgrades Newland International Properties, Corp's Notes to 'Csf'

StreetInsider - CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- îFitch Ratingsî has downgraded the senior secured notes issued by Newland International Properties, Corp. (Newland), a Panamanian company established to develop the Trump...

September 2, 2014 Opportunity Costs: Evidence Suggests Variability, Not Scarcity, Primary Driver of Water Conflict

newsecuritybeat.org - While the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) forecasts an increase in total precipitation at the global level, regional patterns will vary significantly. Rainfall is projected to...

September 2, 2014 Kerzner Hospitality will bring One&Only brand to Bahrain

The National - In April, Investment Corporation of Dubai bought about 46 per cent of Kerzner for an undisclosed sum. îIstithmarî World, a subsidiary of Dubai World, owns another 25 per cent. The investment bank...

September 2, 2014 How to fix wealth inequality

Source: CNN Money

The ability to transfer wealth from one generation to the next is the driving force behind ending intergenerational poverty.

September 2, 2014 Why Principle Matters at UN Human Rights Council

Inter Press Service - In this column, Mandeep Tiwana, a lawyer specialising in human rights and civil society issues and Head of Policy and Research at CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, argues that too often principle...

September 2, 2014 Audi is Germany's most sustainable company

Zawya - This year, a representative sample of more than 8,000 consumers evaluated 104 companies in 16 industries. Also in the renowned îOekomî Research Rating 2014, Audi was recognized for its above-average commitment...

September 2, 2014 Prince Zeid undertakes post as UN human rights commissioner

Breitbart News - New York, Sep. 2 (Petra) - HH Prince Zeid Bin Raad assumed his position as îUnited Nationsî High Commissioner for Human Rights on Monday to be the seventh individual to lead the Office of the High...

September 2, 2014 Blackwater Legacy: a Faint Memory of Nisoor Square

ABC News - Wrapping up almost 6,200 miles from Baghdad, the trial is the best hope the survivors and the families of the victims have for îaccountabilityî for the violence at Nisoor Square on Sept. 16, 2007. After 10...

September 2, 2014 Australia to scrap plan for dumping near Great Barrier Reef: AFR

Source: Reuters

Australia will abandon plans to dump 3 million cubic meters of dredged sand into the Great Barrier Reef area in its effort to create the world's biggest coal port, the Australian Financial Review reported on Tuesday.

September 2, 2014 Brigade Enterprises and Singapore Sovereign Wealth Team Up

swfinstitute.org - Prime examples of public asset owners investing in Indian properties are the CPPIB, State General Reserve Fund of Oman, îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî and Qatar Investment Authority. [Content...

September 2, 2014 Burger King has maneuvered to cut U.S. tax bill for years

Source: Reuters

Burger King may have taken a lot of flack in the past week for a deal that should curb its U.S. tax bill but in many ways it is consistent with the burger chain’s aggressive tax-reduction strategies in recent years.

September 2, 2014 Boko Haram: SERAP urges ICC to investigate, prosecute culpable Nigerians

dailypost.ng - Socio-Economic Rights and îAccountabilityî Project (SERAP) has asked Ms Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court to urgently investigate allegations that certain high ranking public...

September 2, 2014 California Sets Stage for First Groundwater Regulations

Source: Bloomberg

California lawmakers have sent Governor Jerry Brown legislation that would for the first time regulate groundwater use as the most-populous U.S. state suffers from a record drought.

September 2, 2014 Risk appetite flickers in Europe, ECB speculation holds down euro

Source: Reuters

Risk appetite flickered back into life in financial markets on Tuesday with the dollar and European and Japanese shares rising while safe-haven bonds, the yen and gold all took a step back.

September 2, 2014 15,000 pounds of chicken nuggets recalled, may contain plastic

FOX 8 - Perdue has recalled 15,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets that could contain pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agricultureâs îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî announced on Wednesday. The...

September 2, 2014 Communities going into power business to cut cost, carbon footprint

Source: LA Times

Impatient with the pace at which states and the federal government are confronting climate change, communities from the coast of Massachusetts, Cincinnati, Chicago and Boulder, Colo., have begun taking steps to elbow aside big...

September 2, 2014 California passes plastic bag ban, would be first such law in U.S

Source: Reuters

The California state legislature enacted a ban on plastic grocery bags on Friday near the end of its two-year session, a measure that if signed into law would become the first of its kind in America

September 2, 2014 Why independent fishers are the key to seafood sustainability

Source: The Guardian

Earlier this summer, President Obama announced an ambitious new policy to combat illegal fishing with tougher requirements on seafood entering US markets. At present, 20%-30% of seafood is thought to be caught through illegal,...

September 2, 2014 How the IPCC is sharpening its language on climate change

The Carbon Brief - The îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) is sharpening the language of its latest draft synthesis report, seen by Carbon Brief. Not only is the wording around how the climate is...

September 2, 2014 Bank settlements and the Great Recession: Why businesses need ethics

Source: CDN

The US Government is making multi-billion dollars settlements with America’s largest banks, including Bank of America, Citi Bank, and Goldman Sachs for their involvement in the housing meltdown. But these settlements dwarf the...

September 2, 2014 Has climate change become a business story?

Source: Columbia Journalism Review

One of the more robust periods of study in the modern history of climate change has taken place this past year. It began in September 2013 with a report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which...

September 2, 2014 World Bank says Population Growth, Climate Change Demand Better Water Management

Voice of America - Life and death âAs every high school child knows, water runs through absolutely every we do,â says îWorld Bank Waterî Sector Manager Julia Bucknall. âWe canât grow any food...

September 2, 2014 Taking Sustainability Beyond the Company Walls

Source: Triple Pundit

A thoughtful article in the Economist suggests we should be more rigorous with the meaning of ‘sustainability’ in the corporate world, granting it to the broad efforts undertaken by companies like SABmiller and Unilever.

September 2, 2014 China Targeting Foreign Companies, American Chamber Says

Source: Bloomberg

China is targeting foreign companies with opaque laws and rules, according to a group representing U.S. businesses there, contributing to a deteriorating environment for investment in the nation.

September 2, 2014 Antarctic coastal waters 'rising faster'

Source: BBC News

Melting ice is fuelling sea-level rise around the coast of Antarctica, a new report in Nature Geoscience finds. Near-shore waters went up by about 2mm per year more than the general trend for the Southern Ocean as a whole in the...

September 2, 2014 Tarnished by the Enron scandal, can this brand be saved?

Source: Washington Post

The name Arthur Andersen took one of the most dramatic falls in U.S. corporate history, disgraced in the Enron scandal – but it might be poised to make a comeback in a risky rebranding led by former employees.

September 2, 2014 Food Supply Threatened in Ebola-Ravaged West Africa, Says U.N.

Source: Time

The disease-stricken region is facing a fresh crisis, as it contends with meager food supplies and sky-high prices. The Ebola epidemic that has killed some 1,550 people in West Africa since March is now expected to whittle the...

September 2, 2014 Coca-Cola Enterprises and the Financial Times to Convene European Leaders for Annual Future for Sustainability Summit

DESCRIPTION:On?October 1st?2014?Coca-Cola Enterprises and The Financial Times will welcome over 200 delegates to London for a lively debate on the?Future for Sustainability. Taking place at the famous?Kings Place, London, the...

September 2, 2014 Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable Issues Guiding Principles on Ecosystems

DESCRIPTION:September 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) issued today a set of guiding principles on ecosystem services, intended to help beverage companies integrate ecosystem parameters...

September 2, 2014 Tetra Pak Releases Sustainability Update 2014

DESCRIPTION:The full Tetra Pak Sustainability Update 2014 can be found on our corporate?website LAUSANNE, Switzerland, September 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak?, the world leader in food processing and packaging solutions, today...

September 1, 2014 Kiewit CEO Sees Value in Keystone XL

Fortune 500 company leader discusses the need for Keystone XL for jobs creation and economic growth DESCRIPTION:Like most Nebraskans, there?s a lot Bruce Grewcock loves about his state and the people who live there. ?People are...

September 1, 2014 2011 Tradesperson of the Year Teaches Skilled Trades to Homeless

SUMMARY:Learn more about Rebuilding Together's 2014 Tradesperson of the Year Campaign! Nominations accepted through 8/21/14 Public voting starts 9/5/14 Winner receives a $5,000 Lowe's Home Improvement gift card Winner announced...

September 1, 2014 U.S. Consumers Remain on Strike

news.morningstar.com - FHFA, which only includes homes financed with îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî mortgages, reported a 0.4% sequential price increase in June. On a year-over-year, three-month average...

September 1, 2014 European Stocks Little Changed as Investors Weigh Ukraine, ECB

Economia e Finanza con Bloomberg - Iliad SA declined 4 percent after people familiar with the matter said it is talking to private-equity firms to make an improved offer for T-Mobile US Inc. The îStoxxî Europe 600...

September 1, 2014 Citigroup Inc. (NYSE : C)

Big Charts - Berger & Montague, P.C. And Nichols Kaster, PLLP Announce Final Approval Of Nationwide Class Action Settlement With Citibank Making Millions Of Dollars In îForce-Placed Insuranceî Refunds Available To...

September 1, 2014 Football: Cup trophy relocates ahead of final

Yahoo Sport New Zealand - Ahead of Sundayâs 87th cup final clash of defending champions Cashmere Technical of Christchurch and five-time winners Central United FC (Auckland) at îQBEî Stadium, the trophy has...

September 1, 2014 Assistant Management Accountant

gaapweb.com - The ideal candidate will be CIMA qualified/part-qualified or îQBEî and will have strong all round accounts skills. Suitable applicants must have previous experience in a similar role and be looking to...

September 1, 2014 Revived Malaysia Airlines to be launched July 2015

THE NATION - Kuala Lumpur - A revived Malaysia Airlines is to be launched by July 2015 and the new company is expected to turn a profit by the end of 2017, the state sovereign fund îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî says. The...

September 1, 2014 Malaysia Airlines to cut 30% of jobs as part of revamp

The Hindu Business Line - The outline restructuring plan was announced by state sovereign fund îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî, which is aiming to buy up all remaining shares to delist the company by the end of the year....

September 1, 2014 Islamic Extremism and the Rise of ISIS

Council on Foreign Relations - MASTERS: Hi, good morning, everyone. This is Jon Masters, deputy editor for the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî website, cfr.org. And I'm very pleased to be joined by two distinguished...

September 1, 2014 Top 10 News for 8/4 - 8/8: Major Media Merger Stopped; Ebola Risk Elevated; U.S. Strikes ISIS

StreetInsider - 2. Ebola stocks were active over the past week and saw extra gains on Friday following news from the World Health Organization. Following a meeting on August 6th, the WHO's Emergency Committee advised that: the...

September 1, 2014 China Huarong to invite 8 strategic investors for IPO

中æ¶çµå­æ¥ - China Life, Warburg Pincus, CITIC Securities International, îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî, CICC, COFCO, Fosun and GoldmanSachs will put a total of...

September 1, 2014 Raring to refinance your mortgage' Reconsider unless you'll actually save

Finance Yahoo - HARP loans have to be backed by îFannie Maeî or îFreddie Macî, but those entities back most loans. Remember that just because you can refinance doesnât mean you should. Here are some...

September 1, 2014 Local businesses define, practice sustainability

South Coast Today - Ask îFair Tradeî coffee purveyor îEqual Exchangeî what sustainability means, and the answer is twofold. "To make products or provide services in a way that sustains the earth's ability...

September 1, 2014 U.K. manufacturing PMI hits 14 month low in August

NASDAQ - Meanwhile, European stock markets were broadly lower. London's FTSE 100 slid 0.23%, the DJ Euro îStoxxî 50 dipped 0.08%, France's CAC 40 was down 0.37% and Germany's DAX lost 0.29%. Investing.com offers an...

September 1, 2014 Large or small, Capito tends to side with banks

The Charleston Gazette - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî was created by Dodd-Frank to try to protect consumers from unfair or deceptive financial products. Republicans have consistently argued that the new...

September 1, 2014 How a Chattanooga payday lender avoided prosecution here

Times Free Press - The U.S. îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî, which now keeps watch over the 12 million consumers who use payday loans, in July charged one of the nation's largest payday lenders, ACE Cash...

September 1, 2014 European stocks little changed as investors weigh economic data, new sanctions on Russia

themalaymailonline.com - Iliad SA declined 3.4 per cent after people familiar with the matter said it is talking to private-equity firms to make an improved offer for T-Mobile US Inc. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index rose...

September 1, 2014 Poverty and hunger will not end without better rainwater management, top scientists say

Thomson Reuters Foundation - The îSustainableî Development Goals ... executive director of Stockholm Resilience Centre told îThomson Reutersî Foundation. > 2553

September 1, 2014 Small-scale agriculture holds big promise for Africa

theguardian.com - Large-scale, government-funded îirrigationî systems have long attempted to address this, with varying degrees of success. Those systems have a place, but research by the îInternational Water...

September 1, 2014 3Degrees Is First Company to Achieve Climate Registered Silver Status

Yahoo Finance - SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire -10/19/11)- 3Degrees announced today that it is the first company in North America to have been recognized by îThe Climate Registryî with its Climate...

September 1, 2014 State teachers could see new round of raises

Times Daily - The chairman of the House Ways and Means-Education Committee, Republican Bill Poole of Tuscaloosa, said money borrowed from the îAlabama Trust Fundî must be repaid, but after taking care of that, "it's...

September 1, 2014 Study sees improvement in IPCC assements

Science Recorder - The îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) has clearly identified climate change as an important driver for increased flooding, salinization, erosion and the loss of wetlands and...

September 1, 2014 Coastal Regions Need To Worry About Non-Climate Change Sea Level Rise Now

E Science News - A team of 27 scientists led by Dr Sally Brown at the University of Southampton reviewed 24 years of îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) assessments, focusing on climate change and...

September 1, 2014 Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

MSN News - AP Photo: Lai Seng Sin Managing Director of îKhazanah Nasional, Berhadî Azman Mokthar speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Aug. 29, 2014. Investigators continue to scour the southern...

September 1, 2014 Record Sensex Gets Cheaper as Profit Upgrades Outpace Stocks

Bloomberg - DSP îBlackRock Investmentî Managers Pvt., the Indian joint venture of the worldâs biggest money manager, predicts Sensex earnings will rally at a 20 percent annual rate in the next three years as...

September 1, 2014 Consumer Reports take a closer look at companies offering campus-sponsored bank accounts

kjrh.com - It's the biggest player in campus banking and says it offers cards at more than 800 institutions nationwide. îConsumers Unionî, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, looked at Higher One and eight other...

September 1, 2014 Record Sensex gets cheaper as earnings estimates outpace stocks

Live Mint - DSP îBlackRock Investmentî Managers Pvt., the Indian joint venture of the worldâs biggest money manager, predicts Sensex earnings will rally at a 20% annual rate in the next three years as business...

September 1, 2014 Fiji Says No Word on Location of UN Peacekeepers Seized in Golan Heights

NDTV - îUnited Nationsî: The head of the Fijian army said on Sunday negotiations for the release of 44 soldiers abducted by an al Qaeda-linked group on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights were being pursued as the...

September 1, 2014 'Megadrought' risk up to 50%: Study

DelhiDailyNews - The report added that computer models used to predict future droughts, including those done by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, "critically underestimate" the risks of future droughts....

September 1, 2014 World Water Week: Five Countries Most Affected by Water Scarcity

Yahoo! - The World Water Week was instituted by the îStockholm International Water Instituteî (SIWI) in 1991 to raise awareness on water issues. This year, the event â running from 31 August till 5 September -...

September 1, 2014 Lisa Woll Joins the Childrens Environmental Health Network Board of Directors

WSMV - The Childrens Environmental Health Network (CEHN) has welcomed Lisa Woll, CEO of îUS SIFî and the îUS SIFî Foundation, to its Board of Directors. At îUS SIFî, Ms. Woll has spearheaded...

September 1, 2014 Worst Restaurant Meals Highlighted in Watchdog Group's Xtreme Eating List

Patch - How long are you willing to work out for your favorite restaurant meal' This past week, the îCenter for Science in the Public Interestî released its Xtreme Eating 2014 list, which singles out menu items at...

September 1, 2014 Fitch Takes Various Actions on Protective Life's Commercial Servicer Ratings

Market Watch - The assignment of a loan level special servicer rating and simultaneous affirmation and withdrawal of the conduit special servicer rating reflects the shared staffing structure of Protective Life's îspecial...

September 1, 2014 The 1st National Forum on Gabon Oil & Gas Opens Exhibition to the Public

Wallstreet:online - Gabon îNational Wealth Fundî. Elodie Huiban, Head of Government Relations, Africa, comments: "It is with great pleasure that we announce the opening of the exhibition floor to the general public....

September 1, 2014 SOCIAL TENSIONS IN KAZAKHSTAN ARE AT THE BOILING POINT, THINK TANK

interfax.kz - Almaty. February 12. INTERFAX-KAZAKHSTAN - Kazakhstan may see the rising risks of social conflicts in the coming months, said analysts of the Institute of Political Solutions (IPS). "Latent social tensions are...

September 1, 2014 Abu Dhabi- DB Masdar clean tech fund raises $265m

MENAFN - Co-managed by Masdar Venture Capital and îDB Climate Change Advisorsî, the fund seeks to build a diversified venture capital and private equity portfolio that will include some of the world's most promising...

September 1, 2014 Climate Policy Goes Hand-in-Hand with Water Policy

iede.co.uk - The îGlobal Water Partnershipî-Caribbean (GWP-C), which recently brought international and regional stakeholders together for a conference in Trinidad, is aimed at better understanding the climate system...

September 1, 2014 7th World Water Forum is 300 Days Away

Yahoo Finance - The World Water Forum is the largest water-related event organized by the îWorld Water Councilî every three years. The 7 th edition of the worldâs largest water event will gather over 35,000...

September 1, 2014 Im Not Adopted But Both My Parents Were

groups.yahoo.com - I m Looking for my Grandparents. My mom was born in 1956 at St.Lukes Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. My mom and I both have a disease called Neurofibromatosis. Do you know any other information I am looking for a...

September 1, 2014 Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

Seattle Times - The îUnited Nationsî Security Council has condemned the assaults on the international troops monitoring the Syrian-Israeli frontier, and has demanded the unconditional release of those still in...

September 1, 2014 Insurance brokers see revenue growth as economy improves

Business Insurance - First-half 2014 results were âsolidâ and brokers did âpretty wellâ overall, said Greg Dickerson, New-York-based analyst at îFitch Ratingsî Inc. âYou see organic...

September 1, 2014 Worcester Warriors full-back Chris Pennell named on England bench for Crusaders test

Worcester News - Scotland's last game of the tournament is against Argentina in the ninth place play-off at the îQBEî Stadium in North Harbour on Friday. Cosgrove, 19, was one of seven Warriors academy players to make...

September 1, 2014 CORRECTED-Pan-African lender Ecobank H1 pre-tax profit rises 27.5 pct

Reuters - Ecobank's gross earnings rose to 175.1 billion naira, compared with 153.6 billion naira in the same period last year, it said in a filing through the Nigeria Stock Exchange. ($1 = 161.87 naira) (Reporting by Oludare...

September 1, 2014 Sydney Swans swoop for $15m sponsorship

Australian Financial Review - Otherwise, Pridham says the Swans have worked hard to sign new and service existing sponsors. Major sponsors îQBEî Insurance and Volkswagen have committed to the club until 2019 and 2017...

September 1, 2014 Voice of the People

Herald-Dispatch - I phoned îAEPî and explained the situation. On the 24th, I called again and talked to a supervisor and was told they didn't have crews working on weekends and it would be Monday or Tuesday before...

September 1, 2014 Liberal Activists In Connecticut Want Elizabeth Warren To Run

CT Now - Before that, she helped establish îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. Though she is a rock star to progressives such as Blondin, Warren has been a target for...

September 1, 2014 Iraq violence killed at least 1,420 in August - U.N.

Yahoo News - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 1,420 people were killed in Iraq in August, the îUnited Nationsî said on Monday, as sectarian violence raged in the centre and north of the country. Another 1,370 Iraqis were...

September 1, 2014 Memphis-based Electronic Security Specialists Now Offers MedixSafe Narcotics Cabinets Internationally

University Chronicle - Incorporating both proximity card readers and PIN pads, M1 technologies allow for individual îaccountabilityî and automated record keeping â assuring compliance with new, stricter...

September 1, 2014 New at the Top: Global Good Fund COO/CFO Angela Atherton wants to do good, do well

Washington Post - A professor introduced me to someone at [mortgage finance giant îFannie Maeî], and so I thought Iâd try that. In my graduate studies, I learned about derivatives, real estate finance, and I...

September 1, 2014 Ukrainian Woman, Held Up to Public Abuse, Is Released

New York Times - A photograph of her mistreatment published by The New York Times stirred widespread outrage in Ukraine, prompted a social media effort to identify Ms. Dovgan and drew the attention of îUnited Nationsî...

September 1, 2014 Riverstone-led Group Injects $525M Into Norwegian Oil Firm

Law 360 - Riverstone îHoldingsî and Barclays Natural Resource Investments, or BNRI, have agreed to pledge $200 million apiece to the company, which will be called Origo Exploration AS, and Singapore state investment...

September 1, 2014 Public Forum About Russia at Cornwall Library

Litchfield County Times - In collaboration with the îUnited Nationsî Association of Connecticut, the Cornwall Library, 30 Pine St., will host this presentation to explore these current geo-political issues and...

September 1, 2014 Emergency Response Personnel- Monitoring & Evaluation Adviser- French Speaking

ReliefWeb - Our Monitoring, Evaluation, îAccountabilityî & Learning (MEAL) team are always working on the cutting edge of humanitarian sector movements with current focusses on evidence and...

September 1, 2014 HKMA: Authorized institutions' total deposits gain 2.5% in Jul

aastocks.com - According to statistics published today (August 29) by the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî, total deposits with authorized institutions grew by 2.5% in July 2014. With demand, savings and time deposits...

September 1, 2014 Fish farm 4-H activity challenges county youth to find ways to feed a growing population

Heritage - The National 4-H Council and îMonsantoî Company have partnered on a new initiative, called Challenging Youth to be the Solution, to respond to this projection. The project is intended to stimulate youth...

September 1, 2014 Ruble Hits New Record Low Against Dollar

NASDAQ - The îStoxxî Europe 600 was up nearly 0.2%, with major indexes in the U.K, Germany and France all moderately lower. Earlier in the session, Swedish PMI came in at 51.0 for August, compared with a July reading...

September 1, 2014 Total assets of Exchange Fund rise to $3,079.3B at end-Jul

aastocks.com - The îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî (HKMA) announced today that the total assets of the Exchange Fund amounted to HK$3,079.3 billion as at July 31, 2014, HK$8.3 billion higher than that at the end of...

September 1, 2014 S&P cuts Fonterra rating due to risks with Beingmate tie-up plan

The Global Times - Credit ratings agency îStandard and Poor'sî on Friday cut its long-term rating on dairy maker Fonterra, citing risks involved with the company's plans to take a stake in a Chinese baby food and...

September 1, 2014 Fong says IPERS must be fixed, without taxpayer bailout

Radio Iowa - Republican gubernatorial candidate Christian Fong says now is ânot the time to stick our heads in the sandâ and just hope the îIowa Public Employees Retirement Systemî (IPERS) rights itself....

September 1, 2014 European Stocks Little Changed as Investors Weigh Data, Ukraine

Economia e Finanza con Bloomberg - Iliad SA declined 3.3 percent after people familiar with the matter said it is talking to private-equity firms to make an improved offer for T-Mobile US Inc. The îStoxxî Europe 600...

September 1, 2014 What happens to bonds when everyone aims to sell'

USA Today - Inventories of investment-grade and high-yield bonds at Wall Street banks and other primary dealers are now just 20% of where they were in 2007, according to îState Street Global Advisorsî. The areas of...

September 1, 2014 ADVISORY: Press Call: How Water Risk Affects Global Shale Development

WRI - STOCKHOLM//WASHINGTONâExperts from the îWorld Resources Instituteî (WRI), Apache Corporation, and Natural Resources Defense Council will host a press call to discuss key findings from a new report, Global...

September 1, 2014 Syria Army Battles Rebels as U.N. Bids to Free Golan Monitors

Naharnet - Syrian troops battled rebels hard by the armistice line with Israel on the Golan Heights on Monday as the îUnited Nationsî pressed efforts to free 44 peacekeepers held by the insurgents. Several mortar...

September 1, 2014 Co-signing student loan risky for parents A Sunday guide to the business of life Mortgage rate watch

Goerie - About 90 percent of private student loans were co-sign ed in 2011, according to the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî. That's up from 67 percent in 2008. Federal Stafford Loans for undergraduate students...

September 1, 2014 Council leaves 2015 budget unchanged; vote set for Tuesday

Insurance News Net - Aug. 15--The Hutchinson City Council spent an hour and 20 minutes on one final attempt to trim the 2015 budget, but in the end they left the budget and its proposed 1.724-mill increase in the tax rate...

September 1, 2014 Legal Case: White House Argues Against Considering Climate Change on Energy Projects

my.firedoglake.com - It came just a few weeks before a leaked draft copy of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeîâs (IPCC) latest assessment said climate disruption could cause âsevere, pervasive...

September 1, 2014 Foreclosures prompt lawsuits against debt collectors

North Jersey - Separately, the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî and 49 state attorneys general announced in December a $2.1 billion settlement with the loan servicer Ocwen Financial. Ocwen was accused of...

September 1, 2014 Aviva sees deafness claims spike as CMCs turn away from whiplash

Insurance Times - RSA had to bolster its reserves by £10m in the first half of 2014 to counter them. At the Airmic conference this June, fellow insurer îQBEî called for a reform of the employersâ...

September 1, 2014 Citigroup Inc. (NYSE : C)

Big Charts - Berger & Montague, P.C. And Nichols Kaster, PLLP Announce Final Approval Of Nationwide Class Action Settlement With Citibank Making Millions Of Dollars In îForce-Placed Insuranceî Refunds Available To...

September 1, 2014 Munster school leaders blame state for deficit

Insurance News Net - Aug. 17--MUNSTER-- Munster school leaders blame the district's $8 million deficit on a state funding formula, a 2008 state take over of the general fund and millions of dollars in education cuts by Gov. Mitch...

September 1, 2014 EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Slip As Ukraine-Russian Tensions Escalate

Inside Fidelity - Market reaction: The îStoxxî Europe 600 turned lower in mid-morning trade, losing 0.1% to 341.52, with Germany's DAX 30 index down 0.3% at 9,445.96. German stocks in recent weeks have felt the weight...

September 1, 2014 How big is your water footprint' You may be surprised

Reuters - Not just a smaller water footprint, but for a more îsustainableî one." (Editing by Ros Russell) (îThomson Reutersî Foundation, the charitable arm of îThomson Reutersî, covers...

September 1, 2014 Poverty and hunger will not end without better rainwater management, top scientists say

Thomson Reuters Foundation - The îSustainableî Development Goals ... executive director of Stockholm Resilience Centre told îThomson Reutersî Foundation. > 1862

September 1, 2014 The Illusion of Chinese Weakness

Pakistan Defence - It is rather ironic that China is held to account by Robert Zoellick: a former managing director at Goldman Sachs, executive Vice President at îFannie Maeî between 1993 and 1997, and the eleventh...

September 1, 2014 Biz snaps: Accor opening two more hotels in Malaysia

The Rakyat Post - A report by Fatima Hansia on her îCorpWatchî Blog said the local landowners argued that palm oil development would exact a heavy price on their community, making the case that the deforestation of...

September 1, 2014 U.N., Fiji say no word on location of peacekeepers abducted in Golan Heights

Reuters - îUNITED NATIONSî/EIN ZIVAN Golan Heights (Reuters) - The head of the Fijian army said on Sunday negotiations for the release of 44 soldiers abducted by an al Qaeda-linked group on the Syrian side of the...

September 1, 2014 BRUTUS: Ski jackets for tsunami orphans' Go figure.

Pioneers Post - At the very best there is a loss of îaccountabilityî. On the funding side it is also equally fragmented and, as you can see in the Haiti example above, stove piped often by country. Each funder of...

September 1, 2014 One of a kind

Gulf Weekly - îMumtalakat Holding Companyî, the kingdomâs investment arm, has a 42 per cent stake in McLaren Group as well as a 50 per cent stake in McLaren Automotive, and the island is considered a âhome...

September 1, 2014 Atlantic City to close two casinos

Daily Digest News - îFitch Ratingsî was hopeful that the gamblers who were regulars at the closing casinos will continue to patron other casinos in the area, increasing the profits of those survivors. Caesars...

September 1, 2014 Natural gas is another dirty fuel: Pennsylvania needs renewable energy

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Methane is estimated by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî to have 86 times the global warming impact of carbon dioxide over a 20-year period. The gas industry leaks upward of 9...

September 1, 2014 Concha y Toro registers smaller water footprint than global wine industry average

Drinks Business Review - Vina Concha y Toro, a Chilean winery, said that results of measurement of its water footprint, in association with the Fundacion Chile and îthe Water Footprint Networkî, show that it uses 40%...

September 1, 2014 Science and sustainability goals: what researchers want businesses to know

theguardian.com - As more companies like Intel and Autodesk voluntarily embed the findings of climate scientists and the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî into their strategic operations, it becomes more and...

September 1, 2014 Monster Jam® thunders into New Zealand

Scoop - The show will debut at Aucklandâs îQBEî Stadium in North Harbour, on the 1st and the 2nd of November for three exciting performances, that are priced from just $25 a ticket. Monster Jam is one of the...

September 1, 2014 Iraqi Yazidis caught in Islamic State advance

Al JAZEERA - An Islamic State group offensive that began on Saturday around Iraq's îSinjarî province, west of Mosul, has seen Kurdish military forces suffer a serious military setback and triggered a humanitarian...

September 1, 2014 Football: Cup trophy relocates ahead of final

Yahoo Sport New Zealand - Ahead of Sundayâs 87th cup final clash of defending champions Cashmere Technical of Christchurch and five-time winners Central United FC (Auckland) at îQBEî Stadium, the trophy has...

September 1, 2014 River Ouse could help heat hundreds of York homes

The Press - THE River Ouse could provide clean, reliable heating to hundreds of homes and businesses in York, Government experts have claimed. A map published by the Department of Energy & Climate Change indicates that the...

September 1, 2014 EU benchmark licensing plan splits industry

Financial News - In 2011, for instance, Turquoise, the alternative trading venue majority-owned by the LSE, wanted to launch derivatives based on the Deutsche Börse- owned îStoxxî indices....

September 1, 2014 How operators are driving key safety reforms from nuclear plant accidents

Business Daily Africa - âThese are part of ongoing safety reforms to ensure we donât have a repeat of the type of incident that happened at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan,â Bill Schalk, the communication...

September 1, 2014 Payday lenders to face stronger scrutiny

Herald-Dispatch - Congress created the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî which began regulating payday lenders in 2011. State banking agency commissioner Charles Vice told The Courier-Journal that the rules have...

September 1, 2014 Disability status not a game-changer

The Spokesman-Review - SEATTLE â On a good day of golf, Ken Brunette will shoot just a few strokes over par. On a bad outing, Odin Rondestvedt will stray into the 100s. Jack Gilbert typically averages a bogey per hole....

September 1, 2014 GMA announces 5-point ingrediet safety initiative

ingredientsnetwork.com - The îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî (GMA) has announced a five-part initiative that will advance the procedures used to assess the safety of ingredients used in food products. âOur...

September 1, 2014 Five stylish new game-day accessories

Gambit - Leigh cross-body bag, $78 at Flying Fox Passion Lilie's locally designed scarf is handprinted with chemical-free dyes at a îfair-trade certifiedî facility in India. Handprinted scarf by Passion Lilie, $26 at...

September 1, 2014 Stocks to Watch: Big Lots, Splunk

The Wall Street Journal - But the company forecast a wider-than-expected loss for the current quarter. 3 îFannie Maeî to Sell Headquarters Twitter Facebook Email Comments 4 > 1862

September 1, 2014 Surprisingly low mortgage interest rates are still available.

The Post and Courier - The average 30-year loan rate in July was 4.13 percent according to îFreddie Macî, the federally chartered mortgage financier. Some homeowners, who may not have had enough home equity to...

September 1, 2014 Pic: Downton Abbey cast respond to plastic water bottle gaffe in style

joe.ie - âHow fantastic that the attention created over îone waterî bottle ends up benefiting some of the worldâs poorest communities through access to safe, clean water today,â said WaterAid chief...

September 1, 2014 European stocks slightly lower after monthly gains

Forex Street - The îStoxxî Europe 600 slid 0.04% to 341.85 in early trade. The index climbed 1.8% in August, after 2 months of falls, helped by expectations of further ECB easing measures. As for country-specific...

September 1, 2014 Walmart, so far, indicates it won't join Target in refusing gun toters

Arkansas Times - A loaded gun left in a Walmart restroom in South Carolina raises the question of whether a drive to encourage national chains to declare their premises off-limits to open carry of guns could prompt a change in...

September 1, 2014 Some Nvidia Shield Tablets Suffer From Factory Cracked Shells

WCCF Tech - Equipped with the Tegra K1 SOC and Full îAEPî and Unreal Engine 4 Desktop Renderer Support, Nvidia Shield is the tablet to buy for gaming. However, reports have surfaced which show that some batches might...

September 1, 2014 Many New York State Health Market place plans to see increase

North Country Now - All requests are reviewed by the îNYS Department of Financial Servicesî. They may approve or modify the rate change requested by your health plan, ACR Health said. Any rate increases will not take...

September 1, 2014 Twenty Civilians Die in Luhansk, Ukraine Day After Malaysia Flight MH17 Disaster in Donetsk

Breitbart News - On Friday, twenty civilians were killed in Luhansk, which is only an hour north of the site where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed. Luhansk, like Donetsk, is under control of the pro-Russians and broke away...

September 1, 2014 Management Accountant`

gaapweb.com - Be CIMA, ACA or ACCA Part-Qualified with a strong exam record and actively studying (Candidates who are îQBEî will also be considered) Be computer literate with strong Excel skills Possess excellent...

September 1, 2014 There's More to CAFS Than Guesswork

Firehouse - BALTIMORE â Compressed air foam systems (CAFS) are only as good as the training people receive on how to use it. There are people who swear by it and other who swear at it. Just ask Dominic Colletti, chief...

September 1, 2014 Gutsy victory puts Waikato back on track

Stuff - And a much-improved defensive line, set-piece showing, and patience with the ball led Waikato to a 22-16 result at a wet îQBEî Stadium on the North Shore. Conditions halted the vast attacking potential of both...

September 1, 2014 Scientists call for better rainwater management to eradicate hunger

China - According to a press release from the îWorld Water Weekî, the call was made at the onset of the îWorld Water Weekî in Stockholm -- the leading annual meeting place for water and development issues....

September 1, 2014 Khazanah unveils Malaysia Airlines' 12-point restructuring plan

Ch-aviation - Malaysia Airlines (MH, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) majority shareholder, îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî, has outlined its proposed 12-point restructuring plan aimed at developing a new, profitable, market-driven...

September 1, 2014 Is Transition a Dirty Word in Climate Change'

TMCnet.com - (3BL Media Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Carol Pierson HoldingSOURCE: îCSRHubî DESCRIPTION:The USDA Forest Service is pushing through the sale of nearly 6,200 acres of Tongass rainforestâs old...

September 1, 2014 Lavrov: Russia has no intention to secede from WTO

RUSSIA BEYOND THE HEADLINES - Russia will remain a member of the îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) and use the possibilities provided by this organization, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. "Quite the...

September 1, 2014 Uniting Church's assembly to divest from fossil fuels

Geelong Advertiser - The îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) says the effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans. A recent IPCC report concluded that there...

September 1, 2014 Blast kills 21 at shopping mall in Nigerian capital

RT - A bomb attack killed at least 21 people and injured 52 in the busy shopping district of Abuja on Wednesday, just as crowd was gathering to watch a World Cup match.The blast occurred near the Banex Plaza shopping complex, one...

September 1, 2014 Speed Traders Seize NYSE Floor as IMC Takes Goldman Post

Businessweek - They thrived amid years of modernization and efforts to break the grip of NYSE and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî on trading. The average size of trades on NYSE Groupâs exchanges in the first seven...

September 1, 2014 Monsanto : Steps Up -The Minute (Feeding Hungry Students in India)

4 Traders - Imagine a program that provides healthy food to 150,000 students in 1,400 schools, students who are among the most undernourished children in all of India. Turning that idea into reality is why Monsanto partnered with...

September 1, 2014 'City of Light' could recapture an intellectual leadership role

Arab News - The holy city of Madinah has found a special place in îWorld Economic Forumîâs report of the global agenda council on competitiveness. The report, titled âThe Competitiveness of Cities,â...

September 1, 2014 Italy - Factors to watch on September 1

Reuters - FTSE Mid Cap index.... Block trades..... Stories on Italy..... IT-LEN For pan-European market data and news, click on codes in brackets: European Equities speed guide..... FTSEurofirst 300 index..... DJ...

September 1, 2014 KKB announces interim results of shares buyback

London South East - Major shareholders of Kazkommertsbank include Central Asian Investment Company and Chairman of the Board Mr. Nurzhan Subkhanberdin, Alnair Capital Holding, the Kazakh Government through the...

September 1, 2014 Kazakhstan inks additional contracts with Russia for imports of fuel and lubricants

Opalesque Hedge Fund News - KMGO is a 100-percent subsidiary of the KazMunaiGas - Processing and Marketing Joint-Stock Company. KazMunaiGasâ shares are wholly owned by the îSamruk-Kazyna National Welfare...

September 1, 2014 College inducts 10 members to hall of fame

Southwest Virginia Updated Daily - He worked as a Human Resources professional with îAmerican Electric Powerî for 20 years. Gordon serves as Manager of Human Resources, Processes, and Employment Practices for...

September 1, 2014 Yellen, Fed Colleagues Benefit as Low Rates Lift Markets

News Max - Powell was a partner at îThe Carlyle Groupî, a private equity firm, from 1997 to 2005. He took office as a Fed governor in May 2012, and was reappointed and sworn in for a second term this year. Daniel...

September 1, 2014 European stocks mixed with Ukraine in focus; Dax up 0.07%

NASDAQ - During European morning trade, the DJ Euro îStoxxî 50 rose 0.28%, France's CAC 40 dipped 0.01%, while Germany's DAX inched up 0.07%. In a report, Markit research group said that Spain's manfacturing...

September 1, 2014 Grow but cherish your environment

The Economist online - Potential investors in west Africa are becoming nervous. In 2012 Norwayâs îgovernment pension fundî pulled out of 23 palm-oil firms deemed âunsustainableâ, including Wilmar and...

September 1, 2014 Barging Right Into Newburgh

Tristate Homepage - Saturday, the Newburgh Riverfront was bustling with folks who got the chance to tour îAmerican Electric Powerî's "Legacy". Crew members gave free guided tours on the barge and tow boat duet all...

September 1, 2014 Malaysia Airlines to slash 6,000 jobs

CITY A.M. - îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî, the state-owned Malaysian investor buying out embattled carrier Malaysia Airlines, has announced plans to cut 6,000 staff at the airline - about a third of its 20,000-strong...

September 1, 2014 While the World is Distracted, Azerbaijan Cracks Down on Human Rights Activists

Human Rights Watch - Hereâs where they can be proved dead wrong. Azerbaijan is a founder and board member of the îExtractive Industries Transparency Initiativeî, a prominent international coalition that aims to...

September 1, 2014 PE Investment in Real Estate to Cross Rs 12,000 Cr

Silicon India - Many sovereign and pension funds are also committing funds to Indian real estate, like All Pensions Group, îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî, Qatar Investment Authority, Canada Pension Plan Investment...

September 1, 2014 Departure of HKMA Executive Director

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 (September 1) that the Executive Director...

September 1, 2014 Foreign Minister Timmermans is Dutch EU commissioner candidate - Dutch paper

Yahoo Finance - Timmermans gained international prominence with a speech at the îUnited Nationsî following the July 17 shooting down over Ukraine of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, which had 196 Dutch nationals on...

September 1, 2014 UN debate on Iraq hears of atrocities committed by both sides

Yahoo News - the îUnited Nationsî said on Monday. U.N. Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Flavia Pansieri, opening an emergency session of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, said that the conflict is...

September 1, 2014 'City of Light' (Holy city of Madinah) could recapture an intellectual leadership role

Pakistan Defence - The holy city of Madinah has found a special place in îWorld Economic Forumîâs report of the global agenda council on competitiveness. The report, titled âThe Competitiveness of...

September 1, 2014 Khazanah denies RM6 billion as bailout in MAS turnaround

Opalesque Hedge Fund News - The RM6 billion to be injected into troubled Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is not a bailout, said state national fund îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî, as it unveiled a massive revamp today to turn the...

September 1, 2014 U.N. trying to secure release of Fijian peacekeepers held by Syrian rebels

CNN - The peacekeepers are part of the îUnited Nationsî Disengagement Observer Force, which has overseen a buffer zone in the Golan Heights since 1974 to maintain a ceasefire between Israel and Syria. Fighting from...

September 1, 2014 Missouri state retirement administrators keep their bonuses

Lake Expo - That was the upshot of a spirited debate Thursday about "pay for performance" by the governing board of the îMissouri State Employees Retirement Systemî. The Post-Dispatch reported in April that the...

September 1, 2014 Save Water And Save Energy, Says Consumer Council

Oil Fired Up - This yearâs îWorld Water Weekî continues until Friday 5 September and is organised annually by the Stockholm International Water Institute. > 1862

September 1, 2014 Global Private Equity Eyes Indian Real Estate: Report

Silicon India - Many sovereign and pension funds are pumping funds into the Indian real estate like All Pensions Group (APG Group), îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî (ADIA), Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), Canada...

September 1, 2014 Jumbo reverse loans are being revived for house-rich U.S. seniors

The News & Observer - Fees for reverse mortgages can be expensive, so homeowners should evaluate all other options before deciding on the debt, said Norma Garcia, a San Francisco-based attorney at advocacy group...

September 1, 2014 River Ouse could help heat hundreds of York homes

The Press - THE River Ouse could provide clean, reliable heating to hundreds of homes and businesses in York, Government experts have claimed. A map published by the Department of Energy & Climate Change indicates that the...

September 1, 2014 Former lawyer admits stealing child's benefits

The Columbus Dispatch - A former Upper îArlingtonî lawyer pleaded guilty yesterday to charges ... and she sent it to the îOhio Public Employees Retirement Systemî, where the childâs mother had...

September 1, 2014 Officials take wait-and-see attitude

Sidney Daily News - Those are the îOhio Public Employees Retirement Systemî (OPERS), the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS), the School Employees Retirement System (SERS), the Highway Patrol Retirement System...

September 1, 2014 Robeco: Spanien Schulden auf neuem Höhepunkt

Finanzen - Mit einer Billion Euro - 98,5 Prozent des BIP - erreicht die öffentliche Verschuldung Spaniens einen neuen Höhepunkte. Peripheral spreads tightened as geopolitical tensions waned and risk...

September 1, 2014 Mumtalakat training push for executives

Trade Arabia - Bahrain îMumtalakat Holding Companyî (Mumtalakat), the investment arm of Bahrain, has launched the Mumtalakat-Insead International Directors Programme, in partnership with international business school...

September 1, 2014 Death Notices for Aug. 16

Fayetteville Observer - Glenn C. Hughes, 81, of Fayetteville. Colvin Funeral Home & Crematory. Jennie îLou Thompsonî, 62, of Godwin. Dafford Funeral Home of Dunn. Samuel Graham, 56, of Lumberton. Royalty Funeral...

September 1, 2014 Fighting erupts between Syrian army, rebels on Golan Heights

Yahoo News - EIN ZIVAN Golan Heights (Reuters) - Heavy fighting between the Syrian army and Islamist rebels erupted on Monday on the Golan Heights, where the militants have wrested control of a key frontier crossing which had...

September 1, 2014 Sharjah to meet investors ahead of debut sukuk issue - official

Arabian Business - In January, the emirate obtained sovereign credit ratings from international agencies. îMoody'sî Investors Service assigned on Monday a provisional rating of A3 to the proposed sukuk issue. Standard...

September 1, 2014 MAV defends councils' overseas trips

ABC Online - The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) has backed regional councils spending money sending councillors and staff overseas, despite the cost to ratepayers. A number of councils, including Shepparton, have sister...

September 1, 2014 Syria Army Battles Rebels as U.N. Bids to Free Golan Monitors

Naharnet - Syrian troops battled rebels hard by the armistice line with Israel on the Golan Heights on Monday as the îUnited Nationsî pressed efforts to free 44 peacekeepers held by the insurgents. Several mortar...

September 1, 2014 Bursa Malaysia joins Maybank Kim Eng in Invest Malaysia London

theSundaily - In addition to the one-on-one meetings, fund managers will also hear from Bursa Malaysia on their roll-out plans on the introduction of the îFTSE4GOODî Index series, as well as showcase the world leading...

September 1, 2014 Ferguson police begin using body cameras

FOX News - However, some law enforcement leaders and civil liberties advocates say that the lack of clear guidelines on the cameras' use could potentially undermine departments' goals of creating greater...

September 1, 2014 Total assets of Exchange Fund rise to $3,079.3B at end-Jul

aastocks.com - The îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî (HKMA) announced today that the total assets of the Exchange Fund amounted to HK$3,079.3 billion as at July 31, 2014, HK$8.3 billion higher than that at the end of...

September 1, 2014 Virginia Retirement Systems sets assets record

WTOP - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Virginia Retirement Systems' assets have increased to a record $66.1 billion. The system's portfolio gained about $9 billion from its investments in the fiscal year that ended June 30. The system...

September 1, 2014 David Mark Langford

Bluefield Daily Telegraph - He spent a successful 32 year career with Appalachian Power Company (later îAmerican Electric Powerî) in Beckley, WV primarily working in external affairs and customer service and also...

September 1, 2014 Smartphone kill switch mandate raises privacy concerns

The Modesto Bee - âWe hope it will be a market changer,â said Elisa Odabashian, who lobbied for the California bill as director of the West Coast office and state programs for îConsumers Unionî, the...

September 1, 2014 Business as usual for Namibian banks after SA downgrade

New Era - WINDHOEK â Three of the Namibians banks affiliated to their South African counterparts recently downgraded by the îMoodyâsî Ratings Agency are adamant that the lower credit ranking will have no...

September 1, 2014 China securitisation hinges on regulation

Finance Asia - The development of Chinaâs securitisation market hinges on the strength of the countryâs legal framework and the risk of default of underlying assets, according to îMoodyâsî....

September 1, 2014 Nigeria Oil Corruption A Tough Match For Government Transparency Initiative, Chairman Says

International Business Times - The Nigeria îExtractive Industries Transparency Initiativeî, or Neiti, was created in 2004 after the government agreed to comply with international standards that require oil and mining...

September 1, 2014 Mumtalakat Launches International Directors Programme in partnership with INSEAD

Zawya - Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, 31 st August 2014: Bahrain îMumtalakat Holding Companyî (" Mumtalakat "), the investment arm of the Kingdom of Bahrain, today announced the launch of the Mumtalakat-INSEAD...

September 1, 2014 Bad loans a concern but not scary, says RBI chief Rajan

Firstbiz. - "Is it of concern' Yes. Is it scary' No," Rajan told the Times of India, adding "...the point is there are two or three silver linings in the cloud of îdistressed assetsî." He said many delayed...

September 1, 2014 TABLE-Hong Kong yuan deposits rise 1.2 pct in July vs June

Reuters - Aug 29 (Reuters) - Yuan deposits in Hong Kong, an offshore market for the Chinese currency, rose to 936.8 billion yuan ($152.50 billion) in July, up 1.2 percent from a month earlier, the îHong Kong Monetary...

September 1, 2014 Next property legalization campaign starts in Kazakhstan

Trend - Kazakh citizens legalizing cash have the right to invest in the country's economy through the purchase of objects of privatization, assets of the îSamruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fundî, including shares within...

September 1, 2014 New Suriname Gold Mine Opens Opportunities For Frontier Market Investors

Think Advisor - associate director for Latin America at îFitch Ratingsî. If Suriname plays its cards right, then, the Merian gold project may well secure the country the footing it needs to continue along the path of...

September 1, 2014 Pollution: Ogoni indigenes demand $100bn restoration funds

Punch - The demand was made in Abuja during the commemoration of the third year of the release of the îUnited Nationsî îEnvironmental Programmeî assessment report on the Ogoniland spill. The Ogoni...

September 1, 2014 SOCIAL TENSIONS IN KAZAKHSTAN ARE AT THE BOILING POINT, THINK TANK

interfax.kz - Almaty. February 12. INTERFAX-KAZAKHSTAN - Kazakhstan may see the rising risks of social conflicts in the coming months, said analysts of the Institute of Political Solutions (IPS). "Latent social tensions are...

September 1, 2014 Level Of Bad Loans At Indian Banks Not Scary: RBI

businessworld.in - "Is it of concern' Yes. Is it scary' No," Rajan told the Times of India, adding "...the point is there are two or three silver linings in the cloud of îdistressed assetsî." He said many delayed...

September 1, 2014 All change (again) in the NT'

Crikey - Just a week ago Shadow Minister for Government îAccountabilityî, Ken Vowles â speaking in the context of the looming seventh Ministerial reshuffle on the two year anniversary of the Country Liberal...

September 1, 2014 HKMA: Authorized institutions' total deposits gain 2.5% in Jul

aastocks.com - According to statistics published today (August 29) by the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî, total deposits with authorized institutions grew by 2.5% in July 2014. With demand, savings and time deposits...

September 1, 2014 Toyota Putting The Brakes On Further Capacity In America

Truth About Cars - Toyota is not going to be expanding any plants in the United States, even as they are forced to absorb further production of the îToyota Camryî as their assembly deal with Subaru winds down....

September 1, 2014 EU Calls For Euro 2012 Boycott Leave Poland In The Lurch

Radio Free Europe - Comparisons with the Olympics boycotts of the 1980s are not appropriate, says Michael Emerson, a senior fellow with the îCenter for European Policy Studiesî in Brussels, because so far European...

September 1, 2014 Ferguson, Missouri cops start wearing body cameras: report

CBS News - To Brooks, it's all about îaccountabilityî. For example, in the case of a drunk driving incident, the officer would only have had his account without the camera. "So now, you are going down the road, you...

September 1, 2014 Golan Heights peacekeeper crisis: Filipinos escape, Fijians taken hostage

theguardian.com - The îUnited Nationsî security Ccouncil has condemned the assaults on the international troops monitoring the Syrian-Israeli frontier, and has demanded the unconditional release of those still in...

September 1, 2014 Memphis-based Electronic Security Specialists Now Offers MedixSafe Narcotics Cabinets Internationally

Benzinga - Incorporating both proximity card readers and PIN pads, M1 technologies allow for individual îaccountabilityî and automated record keeping â assuring compliance with new, stricter regulations....

September 1, 2014 Groups Ask Foxx to Remove CSA Scores From Public View

Transport Topics - The coalition, which includes American Trucking Associations, told Foxx in an Aug. 22 letter the Safety Measurement System scores that are part of the Compliance, Safety, îAccountabilityî program...

September 1, 2014 Storebrand ASA: Successfully completed bond issue

4 Traders - 08/12 STOREBRAND ASA: Correction, îStorebrand Bankî ASA: Call of ISIN NO0010242068 - Fi.. 08/11 STOREBRAND ASA: Bank ASA: Call of ISIN NO001042068 - Fixed rate ASA Tier 1 perp.. 08/11 STOREBRAND ASA: Bank...

September 1, 2014 RELEASE: Unilever and WRI Announce Partnership to Increase Transparency of Key Commodity Supply Chains to Help End Tropical Deforestation

WRI - Unilever has been recognised in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indexes for 14 consecutive years. We are included in the îFTSE4Goodî Index Series and attained a top environmental score of 5, leading to...

September 1, 2014 Indiana teachers face uncertainty with new standards, revised test

News-Sentinel - The Indiana State Teachers Association urged Gov. Mike Pence on Tuesday to support freezing Indiana's school îaccountabilityî system for one year because students are expected to have lower-than-normal...

September 1, 2014 U.N., Fiji say no word on location of peacekeepers abducted in Golan Heights

Reuters - îUNITED NATIONSî/EIN ZIVAN Golan Heights (Reuters) - The head of the Fijian army said on Sunday negotiations for the release of 44 soldiers abducted by an al Qaeda-linked group on the Syrian side of the...

September 1, 2014 Indian banks' bad loan level not 'scary', says RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan

Financial Express - îFitch Ratingsî expects stressed assets to reach 14 percent of loans by March next year. The bulk of these bad loans are related to infrastructure projects, which have made banks circumspect over...

September 1, 2014 Call Center operator/database administrator

ReliefWeb - Integrity Watch Afghanistan is an Afghan civil society organization committed to increase transparency, îaccountabilityî, and integrity in Afghanistan. The mission of Integrity Watch is to put corruption...

September 1, 2014 Wacker Neuson SE : Strong Q2 profit for Wacker Neuson in 2014 (DGAP News)

4 Traders - 05/27 WACKER NEUSON SE: Wacker Neuson shareholders approve higher dividend (DGAP News.. 05/13 WACKER NEUSON SE: makes a promising start to 2014 05/13 WACKER NEUSON SE: Wacker Neuson makes a promising start to 2014...

September 1, 2014 Sanctions begin to bite on Russian economy

Spy Ghana - Sanctions on Russia have limited Rosneftâs ability to raise funds. Rosneft has requested the money from the îNational Wealth Fundî, which finances state pensions. The US imposed sanctions on Rosneft...

September 1, 2014 Indian banks' bad loan levels not 'scary': RBI Guv Rajan

Money Control - îFitch Ratingsî expects stressed assets to reach 14 percent of loans by March next year. The bulk of these bad loans are related to infrastructure projects, which have made banks circumspect over...

September 1, 2014 EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Slip As Ukraine-Russia Tensions Heat Up

Inside Fidelity - Market reaction: The îStoxxî Europe 600 turned lower in mid-morning trade, losing 0.1% to 341.52, with Germany's DAX 30 index down 0.3% at 9,445.96. German stocks in recent weeks have felt the weight...

September 1, 2014 Companies seek to boost agricultural productivity

thegazette.com - HUXLEY â A new generation of plant-friendly microscopic bacteria and fungi is increasing crop yields as much as 10 percent in test plots, according to îMonsantoî and Novozymes executives...

September 1, 2014 Fiji says no word on location of UN peacekeepers seized in Golan Heights

GMA Network - îUNITED NATIONSî/EIN ZIVAN - The head of the Fijian army said on Sunday negotiations for the release of 44 soldiers seized by an al Qaeda-linked group on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights were being...

September 1, 2014 Working to Inject Japan-Like Efficiency in PMO, Says Narendra Modi in Tokyo

NDTV - "After a long time there is a stable government in Japan. In India too, after three decades there is a complete majority. Our îaccountabilityî is even more," he said. > 1862

September 1, 2014 Shale drillers’ landfill records don’t match those of Pennsylvania DEP

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

EQT Corp. told the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that it sent 21 tons of drill cuttings from its Marcellus Shale wells to area landfills in 2013. But landfills in southwestern Pennsylvania told a different...

September 1, 2014 Bank of Ghana Lending To Government 'Abnormal'

Peace FM Online - But in the first quarter of 2014, virtually all of the deficit was central-bank financed, prompting îFitch ratingsî - the agency that downgraded Ghana's creditworthiness in October - to warn that the...

September 1, 2014 Fitch Withdraws Ratings On Malaysia's IOI Corporation

Yahoo Finance - (The following statement was released by the rating agency)SINGAPORE, September 01 (Fitch) îFitch Ratingsî has withdrawn IOICorporation Berhad's (IOI) Long-Term Issuer Default Rating and...

September 1, 2014 Wellness Incentives Encourage Participation and Engagement

Occupational Health&Safety - which followed the final wellness program regulations under the Health Insurance Portability and îAccountabilityî Act of 1996 (HIPAA) published in 2006. Barbara Flitch, vice president...

September 1, 2014 Americans have a moral obligation to tackle climate change now: Guest opinion

OregonLive - According to the latest report from the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, climate change is happening and will continue to happen in the decades to come. Some extreme weather events have...

September 1, 2014 Why plants in the office make us more productive

Source: Cardiff University

‘Green’ offices with plants make staff happier and more productive than ‘lean’ designs stripped of greenery, new research shows. In the first field study of its kind, published today, researchers found enriching a ‘lean’ office...[more]

August 31, 2014 Where should cooking be taught'

blogs.northcountrypublicradio.org - Last weekâs post on a free cookbook for low-cost meals included a manifesto-like quote from an important food thinker, îMichael Pollanî: âCooking is probably the most...

August 31, 2014 5 Organizations Kicking GMO Butt

onegreenplanet.org - The fight against GMOs is on. Actually, the fight has been on for some time now: The first GMO food, the Flavr Savr tomato, hit supermarkets in 1994, and by 1997, The European Union had already mandated that...

August 31, 2014 Managing coasts under threat from climate change and sea-level rise

Phys.org - The team of 27 scientists from five continents, led by Dr Sally Brown at the University of Southampton, reviewed 24 years of îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) assessments (the fifth and...

August 31, 2014 CFPB Appoints Texas Appleseed Finance Expert to its Consumer Advisory Board

Gilmer Mirror - AUSTIN, Texas â The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî now has a new expert in Texas finance and lending practices with the appointment of Ann Baddour of Texas Appleseed to its Consumer...

August 31, 2014 Visualizing the Future of Food, Well-Being, and Work with Three Incredible RSA Videos

Singularity Hub Blog - Food Rules for Healthy People and Planet From his speech at the RSA, award-winning food writer îMichael Pollanî talks about how we need to become more mindful of what we eat, and how we can make...

August 31, 2014 Today in Politics: August 16

Stuff - Six arrested after chaining themselves to office Police arrested six people for chaining themselves to the îNew Zealand Superannuation Fundî office in central Auckland during an anti-Israel demonstration. The...

August 31, 2014 Najib says RM6 billion for MAS an investment, not bailout

MSN News - Datuk Seri Najib Razak described the RM6 billion injected to Malaysia Airlines (MAS) by state investment vehicle îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî as an investment rather than an attempt to save the ailing...

August 31, 2014 Federal Agency Elizabeth Warren Helped Found is Rife with Discrimination, Employees Say

Boston - Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee member US Sen. Elizabeth Warren questions îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî Director Richard Cordray in June. Cordray was delivering the CFPB...

August 31, 2014 Kenneth Cole Embraces Digital Activism to Amplify Social Impact Commitments

Sip Trunking Report - (î3BL Mediaî Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SOURCE: Cone Communications DESCRIPTION:Fashion brands have been jumping on the cause marketing bandwagon, exchanging âlikesâ or...

August 31, 2014 Bonds Rise as Europe Rates Slide; S&P 500 Little Changed

Businessweek - The S&P 500 was at 2,000.12 after reaching a record yesterday, while the îStoxxî Europe 600 Index added 0.1 percent. The dollar weakened against all 16 major peers. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index...

August 31, 2014 Nobel co-winner to speak at IU

Herald Times - The chairman of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî will speak at Indiana University this week. Rajendra K. Pachauri will give an open lecture about climate change science and policy at 5:30...

August 31, 2014 U.S. housing regulator seeks more support for poor borrowers

Reuters - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The regulator for U.S. housing finance giants îFannie Maeî (FNMA.OB) and îFreddie Macî <FMCC.OB) said on Friday it wants the two firms to provide more support to some...

August 31, 2014 US Rail Jams Force Rush to Roads and Rivers

Marine Link - Utilities that sell power at rates set by regulators can pass on additional costs to customers. But companies such as îAmerican Electric Powerî Co Inc and FirstEnergy that sell at competitive prices...

August 31, 2014 Malaysia Airlines to slash 6,000 jobs in revival bid

traveldailymedia.com - Malaysia Airlinesâ state-run parent company, îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî, has unveiled its plan to help rebuild the struggling national carrier, including the cutting of 6,000 jobs. The...

August 31, 2014 Guest Post: The ISIS Video and Military Strategy in Iraq

Council on Foreign Relations - Col. Clint Hinote, U.S. Air Force, is a Military Fellow at the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî. He holds a PhD in military strategy, and he recently returned from Korea where he commanded...

August 31, 2014 Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

Athens Banner-Herald - The fund's international advisory board, meanwhile, is stocked with blue-chip American and European private equity executives, among them Stephen Schwarzman of îThe Blackstone Groupî LP, Leon...

August 31, 2014 Duke Energy to retire coal power units at Ohio power plant

Electric Light And Power - Duke Energy Ohio owned 100 percent of the first five generating units at the station, and jointly owns unit 6 (37.5 percent ownership) with îAmerican Electric Powerî Co. (12.5 percent) and...

August 31, 2014 European stocks rise on easing hopes, E.Z. data ahead; Dax up 0.48%

The Jerusalem Post - During European morning trade, the DJ Euro îStoxxî 50 climbed 0.67%, Franceâs CAC 40 advanced 0.57%, while Germanyâs DAX gained 0.48%. Official data showed that German retail sales...

August 31, 2014 Money to save MAS can be used to benefit the public, says veteran journo

The Malaysian Insider - While newspapers had hailed the turnaround plan announced by state sovereign fund îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî yesterday, Datuk A. Kadir Jasin (pic) said the proposed restructuring and...

August 31, 2014 Is it too late to reverse the ominous trend of climate change'

BC Democrat Online - The United Nationsâ îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, a group of leading scientists who review the latest and best available research, say we are dangerously close to the day when...

August 31, 2014 Maine Health Officials say EEE Found in York Pool

Newsradio WGAN - AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ The Maine îCenter for Disease Controlî and Prevention says the virus that causes Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been found in a mosquito pool in York. The sample was collected...

August 31, 2014 As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out'

Athens Banner-Herald - The bears argue that, with the îStandard and Poor'sî 500 index closing above 2,000 on Wednesday, stocks already reflect years of future profit gains. And that forecast is suspect anyway given...

August 31, 2014 Smartphone kill switch mandate raises privacy concerns

The State South Carolina's Homepage - âWe hope it will be a market changer,â said Elisa Odabashian, who lobbied for the California bill as director of the West Coast office and state programs for îConsumers...

August 31, 2014 New Colfax County manager has public-service history

AOL - RATON â With a resume that includes public-service positions such as 911 dispatcher, administrative specialist for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and regional manager for the New Mexico Children, Youth and...

August 31, 2014 Smart beta approach plays to the crowd

Financial Times - However Matthieu Guignard, head of product development for exchange traded funds and indexing at îAmundiî, a French house that is strong in this field, says: âThe smart beta approach is not one...

August 31, 2014 Mooloo men hold off North Harbour in the wet

i.stuff.co.nz - A much improved defensive-line, some smart, structured attack, an enhanced scrum, and a much improved lineout saw Waikato prevail 22-16 on a wet night at îQBEî Stadium on the North Shore. There was...

August 31, 2014 Corporate Resource Services Receives Letters from NASDAQ

TMCnet.com - Corporate Resource Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRRS), (the "Company" or, "CRS"), a diversified technology, staffing, recruiting, and consulting services firm, today reported that it had received a letter from The...

August 31, 2014 Waikato win a tight one against North Harbour

All Blacks - Waikato have won their second match of the 2014 ITM Cup with a tight 22-16 victory over North Harbour in wet conditions at îQBEî Stadium. It was the Mooloos first triumph since defeating Wellington back...

August 31, 2014 Ireland trade mission canvassing Australian cities

Big News Network - John Conlon, Head of Asia Pacific Operations at IDA Ireland, who is also on the trip, said: "There are over 35 Australian companies in Ireland, employing over 1,600 people which includes leading names such as...

August 31, 2014 Reinsurer mergers and acquisitions likely to rise on softening market

Business Insurance - âWe do expect increasing levels of M&A,â said Brian Schneider, senior director of insurance at îFitch Ratingsî Inc. in Chicago, âbut we've been expecting that for a...

August 31, 2014 Fitch Takes Rating Action on Torchlight Loan Services' Commercial Mortgage Servicer Rating

Business Wire - While Fitch recognizes the long history and experience of Torchlight as a special servicer for CMBS transactions, the 'CSS2-' rating reflects the operational changes following the relocation of principle...

August 31, 2014 A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of BMO Reinsurance Limited

Market Watch - OLDWICK, N.J., Aug 29, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating of âa+â of BMO Reinsurance Limited (BMO Re)(Barbados)....

August 31, 2014 Smartphone kill switch mandate raises privacy, civil liberty concerns

Charlotte Observer - âWe hope it will be a market changer,â said Elisa Odabashian, who lobbied for the California bill as director of the West Coast office and state programs for îConsumers Unionî, the...

August 31, 2014 Square trying to raise cash on $6 billion valuation, report says

CNet - The îGovernment of Singapore Investment Corporationî, essentially a venture-capital arm for that country, could lead the round, according to the report. Square, which processes billions of dollars in...

August 31, 2014 UN Troops Rescue Philippine Peacekeepers on Golan Heights; Others Still Missing

The Media Line - The Philippine military chief said that all of the îUnited Nationsî peacekeepers from his country had escaped after they were surrounded and came under fire by Syrian rebels on Saturday. At the same...

August 31, 2014 Fitch Rates Chicago, Illinois Second Lien Sewer Revs 'AA'; Outlook Revised to Stable

StreetInsider - CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- îFitch Ratingsî has assigned an 'AA' rating to the following city of Chicago, Illinois (the city) bonds: --$320 million second lien sewer revenue bonds, series 2014 rated....

August 31, 2014 U.S. Consumers Remain on Strike

news.morningstar.com - FHFA, which only includes homes financed with îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî mortgages, reported a 0.4% sequential price increase in June. On a year-over-year, three-month average...

August 31, 2014 Kevin Swanson, and Letting the Foxes Guard the Henhouse

Patheos - The current president of CHEC, who was quoted in the WORLD article asserting the importance of church attendance for îaccountabilityî, attends Swansonâs church. In other words, Swanson isexactly the...

August 31, 2014 Behind the career: Angela Atherton, Global Good Fund chief operating and financial officer

Washington Post - Angela Atherton gravitates toward businesses that have a social mission, from her first job out of college at American Capital Strategies to her work at îFannie Maeî to serving as head of risk...

August 31, 2014 Week on the Web: Aug. 23-29: Hong Kong firm acquires control of airbag maker; Henry Ford Health System names VP

Crain's Detroit Business - Troy-based Flagstar Bancorp Inc. filed a form 8-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, saying it was in discussions with the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî to settle...

August 31, 2014 My Yearly List of Suggested Reading

The Ledger - The scariest book I read this year was "Command and Control" by îEric Schlosserî. If you want to know how close the world came to meeting Jesus, read this hair-raising book about the numerous times the...

August 31, 2014 Computershare pair lead directors' sales

Sydney Morning Herald - Pat Regan, recently appointed chief financial officer at îQBEî Insurance, voluntarily disclosed that he'd spent about $1.3 million on the shares. There was multi-director buying of McPherson's...

August 31, 2014 Housing Stumbling in Slowest Season for U.S.: Mortgages

Yahoo Finance - îFannie Maeî, the government-controlled mortgage firm, said its outlook for housing has deteriorated because of a loss of sales momentum at the end of the second quarter. Sales in 2014 will be lower...

August 31, 2014 What's in your summer burger' Why your government doesn't want you to know

FOX News - Not according to Monsanto and the global corporations backing the lawsuit against Vermont. A corporate lobby called the îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî has filed a complaint in federal court. It uses...

August 31, 2014 S&P 500 Climbs to Record as Oil Gains, Ruble Hits Low

Bloomberg - The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index jumped 0.3 percent, erasing a loss. Ten-year Treasuries dropped 22 basis points this month, the most since January. The euro posted its longest stretch of weekly declines in...

August 31, 2014 Greenpeace calls Europe to climate task

United Press International - A draft report from the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî finds emissions are falling in most Western countries because of an increased use of low-carbon energy resources and...

August 31, 2014 A.M. Best Upgrades Issuer Credit Rating of Bankers Life Insurance Company

TMCnet.com - A.M. Best has upgraded the issuer credit rating (ICR) to "bb+" from "bb" and affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of B (Fair) of Bankers Life Insurance Company (Bankers Life) (St. Petersburg, FL). The ICR...

August 31, 2014 European shares steady, Seadrill slips after results

Reuters - FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.05 pct, Euro îSTOXXî 50 down 0.2 pct LONDON, Aug 27 (Reuters) - European shares steadied on Wednesday, pausing after a 2-1/2-week rally, after data showing German consumer morale fell...

August 31, 2014 Economy turning around, inflation moderating: Jaitley

Economic Times - The international investors are looking at us with great curiosity and I am sure we will see the impact of this." Jaitley said that central ministers enjoy large extent of decentralisation with...

August 31, 2014 Can Europe Avoid Its Own 'Lost Decade''

Seeking Alpha - The profile of the Euro îStoxxî 50 around its peak in June 2007 is remarkably similar to that of the Nikkei 225 around its peak in Dec 1989, and if history were to repeat itself, the Euro...

August 31, 2014 Could student loans cost you your Social Security benefits'

Yahoo Finance - âWhen contacting the ombudsman, thereâs no harm in contacting the CFPB (îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî), because it has jurisdiction over student loans.â Letting unaffordable...

August 31, 2014 Large or small, Capito tends to side with banks

Charleston Gazette - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî was created by Dodd-Frank to try to protect consumers from unfair or deceptive financial products. Republicans have consistently argued that the new...

August 31, 2014 Bank of America Asks Judge to Dismiss Countrywide Fraud Verdict

Bloomberg - Bank of America Corp. asked a federal judge to throw out the jury verdict that its Countrywide unit defrauded îFannie Maeî (FNMA) and îFreddie Macî, which resulted in a $1.3 billion civil...

August 31, 2014 Rosneft seeking £25bn loan from Putin to ease the pain of Western sanctions

This is Money - About £7billion of debt is due for repayment by the end of the year. Rosneft suggested that the Kremlin should take the money from the îNational Wealth Fundî, a pot earmarked to fund...

August 31, 2014 30-Year Bond Yield Hits Lowest Level In 15 Months

Investors Business Daily - The S&P 500 was at 2000.12 after reaching a record yesterday, while the îStoxxî Europe 600 Index added 0.1%. The dollar weakened against all 16 major peers. The MSCI Emerging Markets...

August 31, 2014 Does American Capital Agency's Business Model Support A Dividend Increase'

Seeking Alpha - The bulk of the assets owned by American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) consist of mortgage-backed securities ("MBS") and debentures issued by îFannie Maeî, îFreddie Macî, Ginnie Mae...

August 31, 2014 Europe shares erase gains as ECB speculation cools, US data weak

Reuters - FTSEurofirst 300 flat, Euro îSTOXXî 50 down 0.1 pct LONDON, Aug 29 (Reuters) - European shares were poised to end a positive August on a softer note on Friday after euro zone inflation data slightly cooled...

August 31, 2014 Farming, extortion, black-market oil and carjacking : The shady ventures that help ISIS earn up to $4 million every day

National Post - According to Janine Davidson and Emerson Brookings of the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî, ISIS sits atop âa volume of resources and territory unmatched in the history of extremist...

August 31, 2014 Brokers' private health care exchanges still evolving, contributing little to earnings

Business Insurance - âOne thing I'm keeping an eye on is the development of the health care exchanges,â said Greg Dickerson, New-York-based analyst at îFitch Ratingsî Inc. âI think right now we're in...

August 31, 2014 Fitch: Brazil's Recession Shows Next Administration's Challenges

Yahoo Finance - The contraction in the Brazilian economy in the second quarter highlights the underlying challenges that the country's next government will face after October's presidential election, îFitch Ratingsî...

August 31, 2014 European stocks post first monthly gain since May

The Taipei Times - Tesco dropped 6.6 percent after lowering its full-year profit forecast and its interim dividend. The îSTOXXî 600 gained 0.3 percent to 342 on Friday in London, erasing a decline of as much as 0.4...

August 31, 2014 Pending Home Sales Rose in July

Wall Street Journal - For the week ended Thursday, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.1%, unchanged from a week earlier and down from 4.51% a year ago, data from îFreddie Macî showed. In July, U.S. employers...

August 31, 2014 Syria rebels reinforce siege of UN peacekeepers on Golan Heights - U.N. sources

Reuters - îUNITED NATIONSî (Reuters) - Islamist militants surrounding 40 Filipino peacekeepers in Israeli-occupied Golan Heights have reinforced their siege with fighters who arrived in more than 20 vehicles, U.N....

August 31, 2014 Think Tank proposes Fed give money directly to the people to help with economy

Examiner - On Aug. 26, the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî (CFR) offered a unique suggestion to help Americans who have been unable to recover from the 2007-08 Credit Crisis and subsequent Great Recession. In a page...

August 31, 2014 Not a good week for Republicans, including Texas Greg Abbott

Daily Kos - All across the federal government, weâre going to go after it.â He'll go after Dodd-Frank regulation and the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî. McConnellâs pledge to âgo...

August 31, 2014 Tri-Staters Invited to Barge Right In Event

Tristate Homepage - People are being invited to barge right in to Newburgh Town Hall today as organizers were getting ready for tomorrow's barge tours. People are being invited to barge right in to Newburgh Town Hall today as...

August 31, 2014 United Nations says global warming damage is inevitable, irreversible: what can we do about it'

Daily News and Analysis - Getty Images Global warming is âsevere, widespread and irreversibleâ damage may be inevitable, unless faster action is taken to reduce fossil fuel emissions, warns a new leaked report by the...

August 31, 2014 Vital signs provide data for Dar`s pioneering climate resilience plan

IPP Media - Vital Signs, a monitoring system led by îConservation Internationalî (CI), is co-hosting an event on Monday, at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF). During the meeting, Tanzaniaâs Ministry of...

August 31, 2014 Yeager Airport board explores solar project

Herald-Dispatch - We'd eliminate basically our electricity bill, which is about $450,000 a year," Atkinson said. "I thought (îAmerican Electric Powerî) might not like because we're in a coal producing state, but at...

August 31, 2014 How a Chattanooga payday lender avoided prosecution here

Times Free Press - The U.S. îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî, which now keeps watch over the 12 million consumers who use payday loans, in July charged one of the nation's largest payday lenders, ACE Cash...

August 31, 2014 Watchdog: Letters from readers show broad array of problems

Dallas News - Signed, M.W. Dear M.W., Hope this saves a few others. Good for you for turning a negative into a positive. We have been trying to contact îFannie Maeî with a mortgage problem, but we get no answers. If...

August 31, 2014 Do One Quarter of Military Families Rely on Food Banks' A Closer Look at the Numbers

Council on Foreign Relations - Jesse Sloman is a research associate at the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî and a member of the Truman National Security Projectâs Defense Council. He served on active duty in the...

August 31, 2014 The Best Way For Students To Avoid High Fees With Campus Banking Products Is To Barely Use Them

The Consumerist - âThe last thing [students] need is unexpected gotcha fees that eat away at the money they are counting on to cover expenses while at school,â Suzanne Martindale, policy counsel for îConsumers...

August 31, 2014 Europe shares trim gains as data cools ECB speculation

Yahoo Finance - Euro îSTOXXî 50 set for best monthly gain since Feb * Tesco warning hits shares of food retailers * Airlines down after volcano eruption in Iceland By Francesco Canepa LONDON, Aug 29 (Reuters) -...

August 31, 2014 Brazilian and Indian growth paths diverge

Hedge Week - Craig Botham, Emerging Markets Economist at îSchrodersî, gives his view on the latest GDP numbers, showing contrasting fortunes of emerging market heavyweights, Brazil and India⦠Brazilian...

August 31, 2014 Top Bitcoin Proponent to Plead Guilty to Federal Charge

Deal Book - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî issued its first consumer advisory on virtual currencies this month. But even as regulators seek to impose rules for virtual currency, the Bitcoin industry...

August 31, 2014 Tighter resin prices leading to price hike for PE film

Plastics News - îAEPî Industries Inc.âs Stretch Film Division has alerted customers that prices will increase by 6 percent for all grades of stretch film effective with all orders starting Sept. 22. Plastics...

August 31, 2014 GOP Hawks Push Obama to Up the Ante After Foley

Government Executive - That is not the solution in this region. Stephen Biddle, an adjunct senior defense fellow at the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî, faulted both the Obama administration and its Republican critics...

August 31, 2014 Are GMO foods safe to eat and what are the risks'

Redwood Times - Dr, Michael Hansen, senior scientist at îConsumers Unionî, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, will give an educational talk entitled "Are Genetically Engineered Foods Safe to Eat' What...

August 31, 2014 CDC Says Ambiguous Labeling of Trans-Fat on Products

wkrb13.com - The îCenter for Disease Controlî the United States national public health institute revealed this week that labeling for trans-fat in close to 1 in 10 products found in the U.S. is misleadingâ. This...

August 31, 2014 40 Young Nigerians Become Lionised

This Day Live - Lions Clubs International, District 404 A1 has sponsored 40 young people to an Aspiring Entrepreneurs Programme (îAEPî) at Fate Foundation, Lagos. The participants selected from a large pool of...

August 31, 2014 Coastal Regions Need To Worry About Non-Climate Change Sea Level Rise Now

Science 2.0 - A team of 27 scientists led by Dr Sally Brown at the University of Southampton reviewed 24 years of îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) assessments, focusing on climate change and...

August 31, 2014 The case for share buy-backs

Live Mint - For Euro îStoxxî 50, the proportion of buy-backs in overall rewards was around 30%. Even in other developing countries such as Taiwan and Indonesia, the proportion of buy-backs is between 5% and 10%....

August 31, 2014 Malaysia : Malaysia Airlines Welcomes Publication of "Rebuilding a National Icon: The MAS Recovery Plan"

Hispanic Business - The Board of Malaysia Airlines today welcomed the release by îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî ( Khazanah ), its majority shareholder, of "Rebuilding a National Icon: The MAS Recovery Plan a plan to...

August 31, 2014 European Stocks Decline From One-Month High

Businessweek - Eiffage SA rose 3.5 percent after Kepler Cheuvreux upgraded the shares. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index slid 0.7 percent to 341.05 at the close also as data showed that German unemployment unexpectedly...

August 31, 2014 Shenzhen carbon market allows trades to be settled in foreign currencies

Reuters - The îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî and China's central bank last week allowed Shenzhen carbon trades to be settled in foreign currencies, which would be handled by the Bank of China, an exchange...

August 31, 2014 China Huarong to invite 8 strategic investors for IPO

中æ¶çµå­æ¥ - China Life, Warburg Pincus, CITIC Securities International, îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî, CICC, COFCO, Fosun and GoldmanSachs will put a total of...

August 31, 2014 PH troops repel Syrian rebels

Global Nation - Forty Filipino peacekeepers are battling heavily armed Syrian rebels who are trying to overrun their îUnited Nationsî encampment on the Golan Heights, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said on...

August 31, 2014 Big Seed Makers Unlikely to Cut Prices Despite Farm Slump

Wall Street Journal - îMonsantoî Co. MON -0.10% îMonsantoî Co. U.S.: NYSE $ 115.65 -0.11-0.10% Aug. 29, 2014 4:02 pm Volume (Delayed 15m) : 2.87M AFTER HOURS $ 115.65 0.00 % Aug. 29, 2014 7:54 pm Volume...

August 31, 2014 Federal judge overturns Kauai County's GMO and pesticide regulations

Natural News - Four non-profit organizations including Ka Makani Ho'opono, Center for Food Safety, îPesticide Action Network North Americaî and Surfrider Foundation are analyzing potential legal options in hopes of...

August 31, 2014 Kellogg Co makes bid approach to Egypt's Bisco Misr-statement

Zawya - In July, Bisco Misr said Abraaj Investment Management, an affiliate of United Arab Emirates' îAbraaj Capitalî, had also made an approach to buy at least a 51 percent stake in Bisco Misr. > 1862

August 31, 2014 Sub-Saharan Africa to install 1.8 GW of renewables this year

PennEnergy - A statement from Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî estimates this yearâs investment in the region, with a focus on South Africa, Kenya and Ethiopia, at $5.9bn, and predicts that this amount will rise...

August 31, 2014 Private Equity : Bridgepoint buys Moneycorp

4 Traders - 4d ago PRIVATE EQUITY: Performance Improvement Partners' Private Equity Technology Lea.. 08/18 PRIVATE EQUITY: îCalPERSî and UBS Global Asset Management Team 08/17 PRIVATE EQUITY: îCalPERSî and...

August 31, 2014 2014: Halftime Trends for ETFs

NASDAQ - Asset flows for the ETF industry gained steam during the second quarter of 2014, as net inflows totaled $61.8 billion, bringing the total for the first half of 2014 to $74.3 billion.1 Net inflows for the first half of...

August 31, 2014 Malaysia Airlines Malaysian Airline System Berha : Welcomes Publication of "Rebuilding a National Icon: The MAS Recovery Plan"

4 Traders - Kuala Lumpur, 29 August 2014 - The Board of Malaysia Airlines today welcomed the release by îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî ("Khazanah"), its majority shareholder, of "Rebuilding a National Icon: The MAS...

August 31, 2014 Divesting from Fossil Fuels: Last One Out Loses

Renewable Energy World - A new report written by Nathaniel Bullard at Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî (BNEF) highlights the difficulties large institutional investors would have divesting from fossil fuels. What it...

August 31, 2014 Activism and the gift of delusion

Hindustan Times - She has blamed the biotechnology major îMonsantoî and its monopoly on genetically modified cotton for the suicides. Specter portrays her as a person who uses spurious means to defame the idea of...

August 31, 2014 Why three Atlantic City casinos are closing

The Christian Science Monitor - Some have already improved their financial position since the Atlantic Club closed in January. îFitch Ratingsî predicted in a report that the city's casino revenues will decline to $2.5...

August 31, 2014 U.N. peacekeepers battle Syrian rebels in Golan Heights

Latino FOX News - Members of the îUnited Nationsî Disengagement Observer Force in the Golan Heights, where at least 44 U.N. peacekeepers have been taken captive, on Saturday battled Syrian rebels from the al-Nusra...

August 31, 2014 Philippine UN peacekeepers safe after 'greatest escape'

Yahoo News - All 75 soldiers serving with a îUnited Nationsî peacekeeping force in the Middle East flashpoint zone reached safety after the rebels, some linked to Al-Qaeda, surrounded them and demanded their weapons...

August 31, 2014 Lower seed prices' Probably not

Farm and Dairy - Like 2013, this year has experienced falling prices partly due to high bumper crop yields. Some seed companies, like îMonsantoî and DuPont, plan to increase prices for some of their seeds. While seed...

August 31, 2014 Iran Nuclear Talks to Continue on Sidelines of UNGA

Voice of America - The European Union's foreign policy chief says six global powers will talk about ways to reach a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran on the sidelines of the îUnited Nationsî General Assembly next...

August 31, 2014 Xenophon pushing for changes to Direct Action

ABC Online - The study from market analysis group îRepuTexî - suggests the Government's proposed $2.5 billion Emissions Reduction Fund will only purchase around a sixth of the greenhouse emissions needed to reach the...

August 31, 2014 Unchallenged Macau Leader Elected for a Second Term

Naharnet - Macau re-elected its incumbent leader in an unchallenged contest Sunday as the gambling hub faces growing calls for democracy amid anger over deteriorating living conditions and government îaccountabilityî....

August 31, 2014 Fiji says no word on location of U.N. peacekeepers seized in Golan Heights

Yahoo News - îUNITED NATIONSî/EIN ZIVAN Golan Heights (Reuters) - The head of the Fijian army said on Sunday negotiations for the release of 44 soldiers seized by an al Qaeda-linked group on the Syrian side of the...

August 31, 2014 Freshfields on Citic $6.9 Billion Share Placement

Law.com - Other major investors include Thailandâs Charoen Pokphand Group, Chinese internet giant Tencent îHoldingsî Ltd., AIA Co. Ltd. and Singaporean sovereign fund îTemasekî îHoldingsî...

August 31, 2014 Fitch to Rate Niagara Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation, Series 2014; Presale Issued

StreetInsider - NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- îFitch Ratingsî expects to assign the following ratings and Rating Outlooks to the Series 2014 bonds issued by the Niagara Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation:...

August 31, 2014 Indian banks' bad loan levels not 'scary' - RBI chief

Yahoo Finance India - "Is it of concern' Yes. Is it scary' No," Rajan told the Times of India, adding "...the point is there are two or three silver linings in the cloud of îdistressed assetsî." He said many delayed...

August 31, 2014 Will Climate Change Denialism Help the Russian Economy'

Inter Press Service - However, it is not just the îUnited Nationsî that has been warning against the burning of fossil fuels due to the related high climate risks. In 2005, Russiaâs own meteorology service...

August 31, 2014 No Islamic State strategy' Obama gets lots of unsought advice

The Christian Science Monitor - The Post also editorialized on what it termed the âdismaying,â âalarming,â and âdisturbingâ aspects of Obamaâs remarks, including those on Russia and...

August 31, 2014 Fitch Affirms Captec Franchise Loan ABS 1998-1; Withdraws 2000-1

Digital Journal - The affirmation of the class B notes in 1998-1 reflects the likelihood of the notes paying in full and also the reliance on the four remaining obligors. The large interest shortfall to the class C notes...

August 31, 2014 FIduciary duty's impact on succession planning

Investment News - Whether or not fiduciary îaccountabilityî exists in a particular situation is a matter of facts and circumstances. A good way to test potential breaches informally is to follow a line of inquiry...

August 31, 2014 Gardner takes issue with bond upgrade claim

Frederick News-Post - The July upgrade from îStandard and Poor'sî Ratings Services gave the county its highest-ever bond ratings, and sitting elected officials celebrated the announcement as an affirmation of their...

August 31, 2014 Syrian Rebels Trade Fire With U.N. Peacekeepers

New York Times - ISTANBUL â Gunfire broke out on Saturday between îUnited Nationsî peacekeepers in southern Syria and the Islamist rebels who had been surrounding their base, a violent new turn in the...

August 31, 2014 Fitch Affirms SLM Student Loan Trust 2004-4 Ratings

istock Analyst - High Collateral Quality: The trust collateral consists of 100% of Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) loans. The credit quality of the trust collateral is high, in Fitch's opinion, based on the...

August 31, 2014 Almost Half of Syria's Population Has Been Uprooted

The Atlantic - On Friday, the îUnited Nationsî reported that nearly half of Syria's population has been displaced since the start of the civil war in 2011. Half. It's the equivalent of 135 million Americans being...

August 31, 2014 Atlantic City losing 2 casinos, 5K jobs in 3 days

AOL - Casinos in Atlantic City will pick up about half of the revenue from the $2.6 billion Revel resort after it closes next week, according to îFitch Ratingsî. The company also said in a report today that the city...

August 31, 2014 Dead 100-year-old woman found in flooded basement

AOL - HAZEL PARK, MI - AUGUST 12: Michigan State Police Officers check a flooded underpass by boat along Interstate-75 and Interstate 696 for vehicles and victims August 12, 2014 in Hazel Park, Michigan. Sever rain from...

August 31, 2014 In Atlantic City, 2 casinos and 5,000-plus jobs will be lost in 1 nightmare weekend

Fox Business - A report issued Aug. 29, 2014 by Wall Street firm îFitch Ratingsî predicts much of the gambling revenue from Trump Plaza and two other casinos closing down soon, Revel and the Showboat, will remain in...

August 31, 2014 Atlantic City Casinos to Retain 50% of Revel Revenue, Fitch Says

Bloomberg - Casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey, will pick up about half of the revenue from the $2.6 billion Revel resort after it closes next week, according to îFitch Ratingsî. The company also said in a report...

August 31, 2014 Deadline looms for Cyprus vote on crucial foreclosures bill

Breitbart News - Credit rating agency îMoody'sî Investors Service said in early August that Cyprus has an "elevated risk of default in the medium-term" because of the high 45 percent level of NPLs....

August 31, 2014 Europe to depend on Russian gas for at least a decade

Energy Bangla - Europe will remain heavily reliant on Russian gas for at least until the 2020s and potentially much longer due to the lack of an alternative, according to a report from îFitch Ratingsî. The...

August 31, 2014 Finally Revealed: Obamacare?s Hidden Gem

An obscure provision in the Affordable Care Act, a new report details, raises taxes on firms that overpay their top execs. The only problem: The provision so far only applies to corporations in one industry. Read more . ....

August 30, 2014 Lawmakers seek faster implementation of SMART Act

Property Casualty 360 - Members of Congress are pressuring the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to accelerate implementation of a law aimed at speeding claims settlements that require CMS approval. Letters to CMS,...

August 30, 2014 September is Senior Vaccination Month at CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic

Financial Content - WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 28, 2014 /î3BL Mediaî/ -- In recognition of the increased risks that seniors have of developing health complications from the flu, pneumonia, shingles and other illnesses,...

August 30, 2014 Book list explores range of emotions

The Springfield News-Leader - The scariest book I read this year was "Command and Control" by îEric Schlosserî. If you want to know how close the world came to meeting Jesus, read this hair-raising book about the...

August 30, 2014 Topic matches for "investment"

The Edwardsville Intelligencer - Managing Director of îKhazanah Nasional, Berhadî Azman Mokthar speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Khazanah Nasional, the state...

August 30, 2014 European Stocks See Tentative Rise

Wall Street Journal - Following a sharp sell-off Thursday, the îStoxxî Europe 600 ended the last trading session of the month up 0.3%, while France's CAC 40 and the U.K.'s FTSE added 0.3% and 0.2% respectively....

August 30, 2014 Super Fund keeps Israel Chemicals stake

Stuff - White phosphorous maker Israel Chemicals will remain in the îNew Zealand Superannuation Fundî's portfolio after a review found no grounds for exclusion. Fund chief executive Adrian Orr said the review had...

August 30, 2014 6,000 staff to be laid off in 'New MAS' plan

Astro Awani - Of the 6,000 staff that would be laid off, about 3,500 of them would be offered employment in other companies under the îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî (Khazanah) stable while the rest could opt for a...

August 30, 2014 Fairchild Presenting at Citi 2014 Global Conference, Hosting Investor Day and Ringing The NASDAQ Closing Bell

TMCnet - 1 to host its Investor Day and ring The îNASDAQ Stock Marketî Closing Bell, as well as attend the Citi 2014 Global Technology Conference. Kicking off the week, Fairchild's Chairman and CEO, Mark Thompson, and...

August 30, 2014 FDA's Restrictive Twitter Guidance Undermines Customer Experience for Pharma

Sip Trunking Report - (î3BL Mediaî Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SOURCE: Hale Advisors DESCRIPTION:By Zoe Dunn There are a lot of good POVs on the FDAâs recent Draft Guidance around Social Media (a sampling here,...

August 30, 2014 EMERGING MARKETS-Russian stocks rise, C.Europe FX steady after GDP

CNBC - Investors are once more becoming worried about the îsustainabilityî of Ukraine's debt, with five-year credit default swaps approaching the 1,000-bp level that indicates distressed debt, according to data from...

August 30, 2014 Breaking down the Market Basket deal

FORTUNE - while many customers and vendors also boycotted. Fortune reported yesterday that îThe Blackstone Groupî was backing Arthur T.âs deal, and yesterday I discussed the issue on WGBHâs Greater Boston...

August 30, 2014 Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming month

Fox Business - 11 WASHINGTON â Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; îFreddie Macî, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Treasury releases federal budget for...

August 30, 2014 Nightmare begins as GOP takes over Senate

People's World - Then they will gut both the Environmental Protection Agency and the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî, both of which they hate so much. If there is a vacancy on the Supreme Court the Senate will...

August 30, 2014 Consumer Reports: Campus Banking Account Fees Can Add Up And Are Not Always Clearly Disclosed; Schools May Not Get The Best Deal For Students

The Business Journal - The report includes tips from Consumer Reports and recommendations for policymakers and regulators from îConsumers Unionî to ensure that students are able to make well-informed choices about...

August 30, 2014 MSRB Publishes Second Quarter 2014 Municipal Market Statistics

Press Release Point - The MSRBâs quarterly statistical summaries include aggregate market information for different types of municipal issues and trades, and the number of interest rate resets for variable rate demand...

August 30, 2014 More bad news for Malaysia Airlines: A $95M second-quarter loss

Philadelphia Daily News - îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî, the majority shareholder in the airline and the investment arm of the Malaysian government, is expected to announce a restructuring plan by the end of the day...

August 30, 2014 'The Talk' Co-Hosts Julie Chen & Aisha Tyler LIVE

Huffpost Live - How A Small Mistake Almost Set Off A Powerful Nuclear Warhead Author îEric Schlosserî joins HuffPost Live to explain how a small mistake almost set off a nuclear warhead. > 2553

August 30, 2014 Hedge Fund News: Warren Buffett, Phil Falcone & Baupost Group

INSIDER MONKEY - Blackstoneâs New âBig Betâ Hedge Fund (HedgeCo) Hedge fund investor îThe Blackstone Groupî L.P. (NYSE:BX) is preparing to launch a new hedge fund that will will have to up to 30...

August 30, 2014 TOP NEWS: New Tesco CEO To Get Early Start On Trolley Load Of Issues

Sip Trunking Report - which clears the way for a trial of HSBC over residential mortgage-backed securities sold to îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî, Bloomberg reported Thursday.-----Barclays has committed...

August 30, 2014 What's Hot On HuffPost Blogs

Huffpost Live - How A Small Mistake Almost Set Off A Powerful Nuclear Warhead Author îEric Schlosserî joins HuffPost Live to explain how a small mistake almost set off a nuclear warhead. > 2553

August 30, 2014 EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Trim Gains After Inflation Data Meet Views

Inside Fidelity - Italian joblessness rose to 12.6%, hovering around a 40-year high. Market reaction: The îStoxxî Europe 600 index closed 0.3% higher at 342.00 and ended August up 1.8%. That was the first monthly gain...

August 30, 2014 Wall Street wavers

The Mercury - Ukraine has accused Russia of sending troops to fight alongside rebels in eastern Ukraine. European stocks rose Friday, with the îStoxxî Europe 600 adding 0.3 per cent, reversing earlier gains. The euro...

August 30, 2014 Ways to help and criticize (fine points of the blame game)

Global Nation - That exchange led to a plan to take on specific needs in this crisis. And we decided to focus on îone: waterî, safe drinking water. Janeâs sister, Jette Po-Major, is directly involved in the...

August 30, 2014 Global Legal Awards: Global M&A Deals of the Year

The American Lawyer - A formal deal was announced at the end of 2012, with investors led by îthe Carlyle Groupî, CITIC Capital partners and Focus Mediaâs own CEO agreeing to a transaction valued at roughly $3.7...

August 30, 2014 Splunk, Tesla are big market movers

Associated Press - NEW YORK (AP) â Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: Shares of the discount retailer fell, even as it reported...

August 30, 2014 RSA retirees may see bonus

Times Daily - Retirees invested in îthe Retirement Systems of Alabamaî pension plan could receive an extra payment in October if their former employer opts in. The Alabama Legislature approved a measure during the...

August 30, 2014 Slowing gun sales wounding stock prices of U.S. firearms makers

Financial Post - The California State Teachersâ Retirement System, known as îCalstrsî, has US$186-billion in assets under management â and firearms manufacturers arenât getting any of it, except for...

August 30, 2014 U.S. Stocks Waver in Light Trade

Inside Fidelity - Yields move inversely with prices. In recent action, the yield rose to 2.342%, according to FactSet. European stocks wavered Friday, with the îStoxxî Europe 600 down 0.1%, reversing earlier gains....

August 30, 2014 Billion-dollar Russian fund with US and EU advisers shows dilemma facing sanctions expansion

U.S. Airways - The fund's international advisory board, meanwhile, is stocked with blue-chip American and European private equity executives, among them Stephen Schwarzman of îThe Blackstone Groupî LP, Leon Black of...

August 30, 2014 July Sees Consolidation in Commodity Markets

StreetInsider - îCredit Suisse Groupî AG, are listed in Switzerland and, in the form of American Depositary Shares (CS), in New York. Further information about Credit Suisse can be found at www.credit-suisse.com....

August 30, 2014 Adams County ranks in top quarter of Illinois counties for state payroll, employees

Quincy Journal - Weather on QuincyJournal.com is provided by the National Weather Service, is in the public domain, and is not covered by copyright protection. The Quincy Journal and its advertisers are not endorsed by or...

August 30, 2014 Fajr Capital acquires stake in MENA Infrastructure Fund

MENAFN - Aug 30 2014 - JSB Market Research Consumer Trends Analysis Understanding Consumer Trends and Drivers of Behavior in the US Prepared Meals Market, MENAFN Press (MENAFN Press) Understanding Consumer Trends and Drivers of...

August 30, 2014 Airport board explores solar panel project

The Charleston Gazette - âI thought îAEPî might not like because weâre in a coal producing state,â Atkinson said. âBut at the same time they have to have so many renewable sources in the...

August 30, 2014 StanChart penalty a blow for Hong Kong as city looks to clean up image

Reuters - In an unusually punchy statement, the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî said its anti-money laundering rules are in line with international standards, and that it could not be responsible for enforcing such...

August 30, 2014 Fun is the goal at Bellefonte Arts and Crafts Fair

Centre Daily - Elisa Osman and Virginia McClure, of St. John Lutheran Church in Bellefonte, run a stand advocating for îfair tradeî practices and the products offered by îEqual Exchangeî. âWhat...

August 30, 2014 AIMCo Acquires OMERS Mortgage Portfolio

StreetInsider - 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....

August 30, 2014 High-fee college bank cards

KOMO News - Higher One is the biggest player in campus banking and says it offers cards at more than 800 institutions nationwide. îConsumers Unionî, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, looked at Higher One and 8...

August 30, 2014 Schroder Global Property Securities - Neutral

Morningstar - The fund had previously been placed Under Review following the announcement that îSchrodersî would be bringing the management of the fund in-house. îSchrodersî has hired Tom Walker and Hugo...

August 30, 2014 Rediff.com » Business » Where Flipkart raised its $1 billion from

Rediff India Abroad - The remaining $407 million were contributed by five companies -- Sofina, Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, the îGovernment of Singapore Investment Corporationî, Accel Partners and Digital Sky...

August 30, 2014 Carlyle Group pays $115 million to settle collusion case

Washington Post - îThe Carlyle Groupî paid $115 million to settle a collusion case Friday, less than a week before it was due for a major hearing on the lawsuit in Boston. District-based Carlyle was the last of...

August 30, 2014 44 detained UN peacekeepers safe: UN

Sify - îUnited Nationsî, Aug 30 (IANS) The 44 UN peacekeepers detained Thursday by militants in the Golan Heights are "safe and in good health", a UN spokesman said late Friday. "The îUnited Nationsî has...

August 30, 2014 Abercrombie, Williams-Sonoma, Guess and Signet are big market movers

Winnipeg Free Press - NEW YORK, N.Y. - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: The retailer reported weak sales as more teens shop...

August 30, 2014 Solar Power: Investing Essentials

NASDAQ - In 2013, 37 GW of new solar installations were installed, bringing the total installed globally to 136.7 GW. According to analysis from îClean Edgeî, revenue from solar PV was $158.4 billion in 2013. But for...

August 30, 2014 Michael Fisher

Marietta Times - He was born July 28, 1943, in Waterford, Ohio, son of Donald and Mary Lou Stollar Fisher. He retired from îAEPî in 1998 after 32 years of service. He also had a machine shop and small engine repair...

August 30, 2014 President Obama needs to focus on how the United States can meet global challenges

Washington Post - One can only imagine the whiplash that foreign leaders must be suffering. They heard U.S. Ambassador to the îUnited Nationsî Samantha Power denounce Russia as âtoday . . . they open a new front...

August 30, 2014 IMF Thinks Macau Needs a Sovereign Wealth Fund

swfinstitute.org - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) keenly believes Macau should have a sovereign wealth fund to protect itself from economic and social headwinds. [Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute...

August 30, 2014 Jobs in Nigeria Manager, Information Risk - Lagos

Nigerian Bulletin - Communicates and reports on îrisk metricsî to the various governance committees. ⢠Conducts quality assurance reviews of security requirements and audit recommendations for the...

August 30, 2014 U.S. housing regulator seeks more support for poor borrowers

Reuters - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The regulator for U.S. housing finance giants îFannie Maeî (FNMA.OB) and îFreddie Macî <FMCC.OB) said on Friday it wants the two firms to provide more support to some...

August 30, 2014 Health care is a pension benefit

Pantagraph - Rep. Elaine Nekritz is the worst of the bunch of bad actors who recently enacted unconstitutional pension "reforms,â a key provision of which is an onerous increase in the amount retirees must pay for health...

August 30, 2014 Liberty Interactive completes spinoff of TripAdvisor stake

The Business Journal - Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, or TripCo, will trade starting Thursday on the îNasdaq Stock Marketî under the ticker symbols LTRPA and LTRPB. Liberty Interactive is comprised of a network of...

August 30, 2014 California to Invest in Low-Carbon Truck and Bus Technologies

Union of Concerned Scientists - SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (August 28, 2014) â The îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî (UCS) applauds the California Legislature for its passage of a bill that will help to reduce carbon...

August 30, 2014 Time for NAM to boycott UN

presstv.com - The Iranian government is sending a formal letter of complaint to the îUnited Nationsî Security Council condemning the recent incursion of an Israeli military drone into Iranâs territory. But...

August 30, 2014 Waikato coach rings changes for Harbour clash

Stuff - Coach Johnny Walters has made nine changes to his starting XV for the crossover match at îQBEî Stadium. It features a whole new front row, with props Loni Uhila and Ben Tameifuna returning, and hooker Hame...

August 30, 2014 Campus Banking Account Fees Can Add Up and Are Not Always Clearly Disclosed

Kansas City infoZine - Yonkers, NY - infoZine - The report includes tips from Consumer Reports and recommendations for policymakers and regulators from îConsumers Unionî to ensure that students are able to make...

August 30, 2014 CalSTRS Gets Rapid Response to Board Diversity Effort

StreetInsider - The California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS), in collaboration with the California Public Employee Retirement System (îCalPERSî), sent the 131 California companies in their portfolios...

August 30, 2014 Apple Bans Two Toxic Chemicals in iPhone Assembly

NewsFactor Network - The campaign by non-profit îGreen Americaî was backed by a large number of environmental, human rights and other îorganizationsî. "Recently, we received some questions about whether...

August 30, 2014 New California Law Puts State on Road to a Million Zero-Emission Vehicles

Union of Concerned Scientists - SACRAMENTO (Aug. 28, 2014) â The îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî (UCS) commends the California Legislature for approving the Charge Ahead Initiative, which aims to bring one...

August 30, 2014 UN Received Reassurance that Kidnapped Peacekeepers Are 'Safe and in Good Health'

KABC - (GOLAN HEIGHTS, Syria) -- The îUnited Nationsî said on Friday that it had received assurances that the 44 peacekeepers kidnapped from their positions on Thursday are safe and in good health. According to a...

August 30, 2014 Premiers' meeting: When the premiers gather, it's all family dynamics

CBC - "Those are all îsocialî factors" she told me ... To highlight this crisis, the premiers commissioned a report from îthe Conference Boardî of Canada. It finds the provinces will have a combined budget...

August 30, 2014 Uber Ride-Sharing Launches In Bloomington

Indiana Public Media - âThere have been 20 American states, plus the District of Columbia, and now most recently the îNational Association of Insurance Commissionersî that have issued warnings,â Sutton...

August 30, 2014 Prince Rupert port gains at expense of U.S. rivals

Calgary Herald - a director at îFitch Ratingsî in New York who covers air and sea ports. One of the companies best positioned to benefit from the added traffic is Canadian National Railway. Its shares, which were...

August 30, 2014 Fitch Affirms Magnetite VII, Limited/Corp.

Business Wire - NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed the class A-1A and A-1B notes issued by Magnetite VII, Limited/Corp. (Magnetite VII) at 'AAAsf'. The Rating Outlook remains Stable. The ratings...

August 30, 2014 Revenue Growth Lags At Nonprofit Hospitals

Insurance News Net - Aug. 28--The outlook for the nation's nonprofit hospitals is negative, says îMoody'sî Investors Services, a conclusion that doesn't come as a surprise to area health care leaders. The ratings...

August 30, 2014 Work and money: Dealing with financial stress in the workplace

Michigan State University - According to a new report published by the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî (CFPB), financial distress can have a significant effect on employees in the workforce. Employeesâ...

August 30, 2014 Mortgage Rates Unchanged Near 2014 Lows Ahead of 3-Day Weekend

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...

August 30, 2014 UBS adviser pays London office a flying visit before Evercore switch

Financial News - UBS is actively looking to replace Reid, the person added. Since Reid arrived in London, UBSâs secondaries team has advised Ireland's îNational Pensions Reserve Fundî on the sale of roughly $1...

August 30, 2014 Waikato and Otago return to winning ways

Sportal - But it was his five penalties and the conversion of Ben Tameifuna's try which laid the platform for Waikato at a rain-sodden îQBEî Stadium. North Harbour were their own worst enemies in the first half. After...

August 30, 2014 Communicating with creditors

Michigan State University - These are just some of the potential problems listed in a promotional brochure published by the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî (CFPB) titled Act fast if you canât pay your...

August 30, 2014 Kazakhstan's gold, forex reserves up 8.6% in Jan-July

Interfax Information Agency - ALMATY. Aug 7 (Interfax) - Kazakhstan's gold and foreign currency reserves, including the Kazakh National Bank's gross reserves and funds accumulated in Kazakhstan's National Fund, totaled $103.754...

August 30, 2014 Credit scores still a mortgage-borrowing logjam

Charlotte Observer - But if youâre shopping for financing in the much broader conventional market â where most mortgages are purchased or guaranteed by giant investors îFannie Maeî and îFreddie...

August 30, 2014 S&P 500 heads toward monthly gain as oil climbs, ruble hits low

Live Mint & Wall Street Journal - The S&P 500 rose 0.3% to 2,002.47 at 12:06 pm in New York, poised for a 3.7% rally this month. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index jumped 0.3%, erasing a loss. The euro headed for...

August 30, 2014 Market Wrap For Friday, August 29: Gas Prices Lower Into Holiday Weekend Despite Crude Rally

Benzinga - Japanâs Nikkei sold off 0.23 percent. Europe was mostly down on the day. The Euro îStoxxî 50 index, which tracks 50 eurozone blue chips, gained 0.26 percent. Englandâs FTSE rose 0.2 percent, and...

August 30, 2014 Join Bulldog's Rude Awakening Show ~ Live On Location 6-10am ~ Monday From Malibus Surf Shop ~ 8th Street On The Boards!

capegazette.com - Fast Food Nation's Author îEric Schlosserî Discussing His New Book COMMAND AND CONTROL Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety Peter T. Coleman and Robert Ferguson - Making...

August 30, 2014 For Displaced Ukrainians, A Troubled Return To School

Radio Free Europe - Far From Home According to the îUnited Nationsî, more than 700,000 people, many of them children, have fled Ukraine for Russia in recent months. Under the quota system established by the Russian...

August 30, 2014 5 Ways You Could Kill Your Own Career

Wall St. Cheat Sheet - According to the îThe Conference Boardî Job Satisfaction survey ... with all of the opportunities for employers to hire employees based on word of mouth and îsocialî media, the...

August 30, 2014 Hutch City Council OKs 2015 budget with small tax increase

Hutchinson News - Required contributions to the îKansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî rose $92,000. Contributions to the Kansas Police and Firemenâs Retirement System were up $141,000. Employee health...

August 30, 2014 Irish government and business leaders touring Australia

Australian News - John Conlon, Head of Asia Pacific Operations at IDA Ireland, who is also on the trip, said: "There are over 35 Australian companies in Ireland, employing over 1,600 people which includes leading names such as...

August 30, 2014 EnerNOC Announces Call for Nominations for Energy Innovator Award

Reuters - BOSTON, Feb. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EnerNOC, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENOC), a leading provider of energy intelligence software (EIS), today announced that it is accepting nominations for its EnergySMART Energy Innovator...

August 30, 2014 Bank of America Asks Judge to Throw Out Jury Verdict in Fraud Case

JD Journal - According to the bank, prosecutors were required to prove the loans originated by Countrywide Financial Corp in the âHustleâ process were also sold to government mortgage groups îFannie Maeî...

August 30, 2014 Blue Ocean Film Festival Presented to the People of Samoa by the United Nations

CSR Wire - âWe are pleased to support this unique initiative between BLUE and the National University of Samoa,â said Christian Clark, United Nations Spokesperson for the Third International Conference on Small Island...

August 30, 2014 Mooloo men beat North Harbour in the wet

i.stuff.co.nz - A much improved defensive-line, some smart, structured attack, an enhanced scrum, and a much improved lineout saw Waikato prevail 22-16 on a wet night at îQBEî Stadium on the North Shore. There was...

August 30, 2014 Nightmare begins as GOP takes over Senate

People's World - Then they will gut both the Environmental Protection Agency and the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî, both of which they hate so much. If there is a vacancy on the Supreme Court the Senate will...

August 30, 2014 Lantigua could collect pension under budget maneuver

Eagle-Tribune - BOSTON â Former Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua could be getting his state pension, after all. An amendment tucked into the state budget by State Sen. Kenneth Donnelly, D-Arlington, and signed by Gov. Deval...

August 30, 2014 Biggest food industry trade group to create a database of food additives

Washington Post - The îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî said it will create a database of food additives â including chemical preservatives, flavorings and thickening agents â along with the scientific...

August 30, 2014 Call for Renewed Efforts to Support Green Growth in Africa

AllAfrica - Given the urgency and seriousness of climate change, there is need to advance efforts to mobilize financing and mitigate the impact of climate change on the African continent, distinguished panelists said on Tuesday,...

August 30, 2014 Markets Live: Adieu, earnings season

Sydney Morning Herald - The big banks supported the market through the day, as did Telstra, îQBEî, Brambles and Qantas, which added another 6.1 per cent as more investors decide that perhaps the only way is up for the...

August 30, 2014 Concord council takes aim at benefits for future elected officials

San Jose Mercury News - But there's a loophole in the proposed rules. Anyone elected to the council who has participated in îCalPERSî before is exempt from the restrictions. For example, if a police officer wins two...

August 30, 2014 FDA's Restrictive Twitter Guidance Undermines Customer Experience for Pharma

TMCnet - (î3BL Mediaî Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SOURCE: Hale Advisors DESCRIPTION:By Zoe Dunn There are a lot of good POVs on the FDAâs recent Draft Guidance around Social Media (a sampling here, here, here...

August 30, 2014 2014 Fall Arts Guide

St. Louis Jewish Light - 20 at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza. For more information, call 314-533-9900 or click on âConcertsâ at TheSheldon.org. îEric Schlosserî, investigative journalist and author of...

August 30, 2014 Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

Fostoria Review Times - U.N. peacekeepers from the îUnited Nationsî Disengagement Observer Force, also known as UNDOF, observe Syriaâs Quneitra province at an observation point on Mount Bental in the...

August 30, 2014 Feds Reach Settlement with Kansas Over Securities, Pension Fraud

CPA Practice Advisor - the Kansas Development Finance Authority raised $273 million through eight series of bonds without disclosing in its offering the existence of the significant underfunded pension liability in its...

August 30, 2014 Premiers make annual plea for more federal money at Charlottetown meeting

National Post - He cited a report issued Thursday by îthe Conference Boardî of Canada that confirms the provinces ... saying the rising cost of providing îsocialî programs is closely tied to the...

August 30, 2014 OPINION: How I Survived My Colonoscopy

The Bridge - Two Decembers ago, before the advent of Obamacare, I purchased a health insurance-policy from a company called îAssurantî. The firmâs flurry of âwelcomingâ materials gave two different...

August 30, 2014 KY-Sen: UPDATED: McConnell's (R) Campaign Manager Resigns After Being Linked To Iowa Caucus Scandal

Daily Kos - He has been a vocal opponent of the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî in particular, and presumably under his Senate leadership funding for the CFPB would be high on the list of riders for the...

August 30, 2014 Europe Stocks Climb, Posting First Monthly Gain Since May

Bloomberg - Tesco dropped 6.6 percent after lowering its full-year profit forecast and its interim dividend. The îStoxxî 600 gained 0.3 percent to 342 at 4:30 p.m. in London, erasing a decline of as much as 0.4...

August 30, 2014 5 terrifying facts from the leaked U.N. climate report

Grist - I had to consult the thesaurus: ghastly, horrid, awful, shocking, grisly, gruesome. This week, a big report from the U.N.âs îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî was leaked before publication, and...

August 30, 2014 Is it too late to reverse the ominous trend of climate change'

BC Democrat Online - The United Nationsâ îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, a group of leading scientists who review the latest and best available research, say we are dangerously close to the day when...

August 30, 2014 Will Sovereign Wealth Funds Become Activist Shareholders'

Opalesque Hedge Fund News - There are some concerns as to whether Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) will become activist shareholders because of an equivocation of the term âactivistâ, notes Harvard Law School Forum. June...

August 30, 2014 UN says detained peacekeepers in Syria are 'safe'

The Straits Times - îUNITED NATIONSî, United States (AFP) - UN officials have received assurances that 44 peacekeepers detained by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights are safe and in good health, a UN spokesman said on...

August 30, 2014 Political Junkies: Burger King Moves To Canada

Huffpost Live - How A Small Mistake Almost Set Off A Powerful Nuclear Warhead Author îEric Schlosserî joins HuffPost Live to explain how a small mistake almost set off a nuclear warhead. > 1862

August 30, 2014 Shares come out of earnings season with plenty of puff

The Australian - But consider the severe sell-off and disappointing results from îQBEî after Frank OâHalloran, and the post-Richard Uechtritz JB Hi-Fi, and the issue comes into focus. We emerge, then, from this...

August 30, 2014 Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal News Radio - Protests yet again are derailing the office suppliers strategic sourcing program. Unsuccessful bidders filed complaints with the Government îAccountabilityî Office, forcing the program to be...

August 30, 2014 Threats of blackmail should not stop Palestinians seeking justice

The National - its apartheid policies or its policy of home demolitions â all of which are violations of international law â Israel has long enjoyed immunity from prosecution or even îaccountabilityî. To...

August 30, 2014 Disaster-hit Malaysia Airlines To Cut 30% Staff

Realtime Business News - îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî, the Malaysian Government's strategic investment fund, announced on Friday a 12-point Recovery Plan to revive Malaysian Airlines. A 30 percent staff reduction means...

August 30, 2014 Climate Scientists Spell Out Stark Danger And Immorality Of Inaction In New Leaked Report

The Energy Collective - One word in the latest draft report from the UN îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) sums up why climate inaction is so uniquely immoral: âIrreversible.â The message...

August 30, 2014 European Stocks Decline as Tesco Falls After Lowering Forecast

Economia e Finanza con Bloomberg - Aug. 29 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks declined, paring the îStoxxî Europe 600 Indexâs first monthly gain since May, as Tesco Plc slumped, dragging retail shares lower. Tesco...

August 30, 2014 Certified Carbon Strategy Practitioner Training in London (IEMA-approved)

CSR Wire - In a world rapidly warming up and as a response to legal and social pressures, businesses need to adopt innovative and cost- effective ways to limit their adverse effects regarding climate change and support their...

August 30, 2014 Maldives media raise nearly $2 million for Gaza victims

The Times Of Isreal - The seven-week conflict claimed the lives of 2,143 Palestinians, more than 70 percent of them civilians, according to the îUnited Nationsî, and 65 soldiers and six civilians on the Israeli side....

August 30, 2014 MAS welcomes Publication of "Rebuilding a National Icon: The MAS Recovery Plan"

Malaysian Reserve - The Board of Malaysia Airlines today welcomed the release by îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî, its majority shareholder, of "Rebuilding a National Icon: The MAS Recovery Planâ â a plan to...

August 30, 2014 Murkowski To Wal-Mart: 'No Doubt' Alaska Seafood Is Sustainable

Peishable News - After spending much of 2013 fighting against third-party adversaries that questioned Alaskaâs sustainable seafood, Murkowski is proactively bringing the issue to the new superstore chief as they work with...

August 30, 2014 Cumulative emissions and the world's fossil fuel reserves

cicero.uio.no - Key findings in the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) indicate the challenges for future mitigation and fossil-fuel markets. A key relationship...

August 30, 2014 Milwaukee's Veterans Day Parade ? SAVED Thanks to a Generous Donation

DESCRIPTION:Original FOX6Now story on the Veterans Day Parade, Milwaukee MILWAUKEE (WITI) ? The Veterans Day Parade of Milwaukee has announced that TransCanada Corporation is the presenting sponsor for the 2014 Veterans Day...

August 30, 2014 European Shares Slightly Up as Drug Makers Led by AstraZeneca Climb on Pfizer Takeover Talks

NASDAQ - European shares led by AstraZeneca Plc ( AZN) and other drug makers were slightly up Friday as the îStoxxî Europe 600 Index headed toward its first monthly gain since May. Europe's benchmark...

August 30, 2014 S&P 500 heads toward monthly gain, oil rises

Lebanon Daily Star - The S&P 500 rose 0.2 percent to 2,000.23 in morning trading in New York, poised for a 3.6 percent rally this month. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index erased losses. The euro headed for its longest...

August 30, 2014 Russian fund with U.S. advisers escapes sanctions so far

CBS News - Along with its team of Russian managers, the fund's international advisory board includes private equity executives Stephen Schwarzman of îThe Blackstone Groupî LP, Leon Black of Apollo Global Management...

August 30, 2014 Alarm raised on long-term care insurance fees

The Kansas City Star - According to Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, who is retiring after 12 years, this is a nationwide problem and has been the subject of ongoing work by the îNational Association of...

August 30, 2014 Federal Agency Elizabeth Warren Helped Found is Rife with Discrimination, Employees Say

Boston - Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee member US Sen. Elizabeth Warren questions îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî Director Richard Cordray in June. Cordray was delivering the CFPB...

August 30, 2014 Arizona struggles with few established teachers

Ktar - PHOENIX -- Arizona has been grappling with a shortage of established teachers in public schools across the state, according to education officials. Large numbers of new teachers and teachers getting ready to retire have...

August 30, 2014 Kansas Settles Bond-Disclosure Fraud Charges

Law.com - the îKansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî (KPERS). The documents also did not detail the effect of this unfunded liability on the risk of nonappropriation of debt service payments by the Kansas state...

August 30, 2014 Five New Monkey Species ID'd in South American Forests

Discovery Communications - âThis revision of the genus shows clearly how little we still know about the diversity of the natural world that surrounds us and upon which we ourselves depend so much,â said Russell...

August 30, 2014 MAS recovery plan not a bailout, says Khazanah

Astro Awani - KUALA LUMPUR: The RM6 billion investment funds injected by îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî (Khazanah) into the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Recovery Plan is not a bailout but will be recovered with the re-listing...

August 30, 2014 Table: Top-performing U.S. state pension plans

Pensions & Investments - *Negative cash position reflects leverage through futures used in the fund's portable alpha program. **10-year returns are annualized. ***Alternative investments include private equity, real estate,...

August 30, 2014 USDS additions, Google dorking and more

The Business of Federal Technology - Julius Genachowski currently works as a managing director of îthe Carlyle Groupî, a private equity firm. The board advises the president on intelligence activities and the...

August 30, 2014 Today's links: Russia goes to war, Lending Club goes public, panda fakes pregnancy

USA TODAY MONEY - The average 30-year fixed-rate mortage rate is 4.10%, according to îFreddie Macî. Thatâs down from 4.51% this time last year. Mortgage delinquency is the lowest since January 2009. Investors...

August 30, 2014 Bulker Firm Orders up to 18 Ships

Ship Bunker - U.S.-based private equity firm îthe Carlyle Groupî has a stake of undisclosed size in the company. Private equity firms have taken a growing role in the shipping industry over the past year, fuelling...

August 30, 2014 American Homes 4 Rent Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial and Operating Results

WSFA 12 - Includes quarterly weighted average common shares outstanding and assumes full conversion of all Operating Partnership units outstanding, including 13,787,292 Class A units, 31,085,974 Series C units, 4,375,000 Series D...

August 30, 2014 Interim Report 2014

FE Trustnet - Affiliated companies of îHSBC Global Asset Managementî (UK) Limited may make markets in HSBC ETFs plc. All applications are made on the basis of the current HSBC ETFs plc Prospectus, relevant Key...

August 30, 2014 Adapting to Sea Level Rise and Climate Change: What Coasts Need to Do

Science World Report - Like Us on Facebook In order to assess the safety of coastlines, the scientists reviewed 24 years of îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) assessments. More specifically, they...

August 30, 2014 CFPB Appoints Texas Appleseed Finance Expert to its Consumer Advisory Board

Hispanic Business - AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî now has a new expert in Texas finance and lending practices with the appointment of Ann Baddour of Texas Appleseed to its...

August 30, 2014 US Stock Futures Gain Ahead Of Consumer Data

Benzinga - Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index gained 11.25 points to 4,081.00. A Peek Into Global Markets European markets were higher today, with the Spanish Ibex Index rising 0.07%, îSTOXXî Europe 600 Index gaining...

August 30, 2014 Najib says RM6 billion for MAS an investment, not bailout

Yahoo News Malaysia - Datuk Seri Najib Razak described the RM6 billion injected to Malaysia Airlines (MAS) by state investment vehicle îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî as an investment rather than an attempt to save the...

August 30, 2014 Really, Really, Bad News About Climate Change (And a Chance to Do Something About It)

sandiegofreepress.org - says the leaked draft of its final âSynthesis Reportâ which seeks to tie together previous reports the UN îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî has released over the last...

August 30, 2014 Wall Street edges down but on track for 4th week of gains

Buenos Aires Herald - The euro zone blue-chip Euro îSTOXXî 50 was also up 0.1 percent, setting it on course to record its largest monthly gain since February at 1.6 percent, thanks to a bounce over the past two weeks....

August 30, 2014 Ferguson shooting spurs curriculum advocates to craft lesson on race

FOX News - It involved having students watch a video of Malcolm X accusing the United States of human rights violations against blacks and calling for a îUnited Nationsî investigation. âIndeed, the U.S....

August 30, 2014 Are vaccines related to increases in autism'

Examiner - On Aug. 27, 2104, William Thompson, a scientist at the îCenter for Disease Controlî and Prevention (CDC), stated that critical data in a 2004 study linking autism to the MMR vaccine was suppressed. The data...

August 30, 2014 BlackRock ETFs near US$1tril as it loses market share to Vanguard

The Star Online - NEW YORK: Even as BlackRock Inc is set to amass US$1 trillion in exchange-traded fund assets in its iShares business, U.S. retail investors increasingly prefer to send their money to low-cost leader Vanguard...

August 30, 2014 Surviving Casinos in Atlantic City Could See Revenue Grow

NBC Philadelphia - îFitch Ratingsî predicts Atlantic City's casino revenue will decline to $2.5 billion in 2015 from $2.86 billion last year. In a report issued Friday, the firm also predicts a good chunk of the money...

August 30, 2014 Two in broadcast community get White House appointments

Voice Of The Broaocasting Industry - Julius Genachowski, Appointee for Member, Presidentâs Intelligence Advisory Board Julius Genachowski is a Managing Director at îThe Carlyle Groupî. Mr. Genachowski was...

August 30, 2014 Rank-and-file workers have a lot more power over corporations than they think

Washington Post - "In terms of the hierarchy of environmental, social and governance issues that make it to the front of investor attention, worker equity is close to the bottom," says Heather Lang, director of institutional...

August 30, 2014 Thinking of borrowing' Low mortgage rates may be poised to rise

Los Angeles Times - Interest rates on an average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hit 4.1% this week, a low for the year, according to lending giant îFreddie Macî. They've been bouncing in the low 4% range for months, not...

August 30, 2014 Education needed to cut water use amongst smallholder cotton farmers

Blue & Green Tomorrow - In order to prepare the industry, the organisation advocates education and the implementation of effective agricultural techniques, ahead of îWorld Water Weekî. The report â More Crop...

August 30, 2014 Waikato coach admits it's must-win for Mooloos

Stuff - While they face championship side Harbour in a crossover match at îQBEî Stadium and enter the game as favourites, Waikato will face a tricky test from a side bursting with talent at the back. Lose this, and...

August 30, 2014 How Fed handles fair-lending referrals

ABA Banking Journal - Since the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, and creation of the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî, the fair-lending authority of the Fed has bifurcated and truncated. The Fed supervises over...

August 30, 2014 SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action against BancorpSouth, Inc. and Certain Officers - BXS

TheSacramento Bee - the Company's lending practices were not in compliance with the regulations promulgated by the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî; and as a result of the above, (3) BancorpSouth's financial...

August 30, 2014 Boosting the economy with new certification

Fort Wayne Business Weekly - The small northwest Ohio city of Van Wert hopes to add muscle to its economic development efforts through a food and beverage manufacturing site certification program offered by îAmerican...

August 30, 2014 How to get a much-needed health care product to market

Financial Post - HAIs cost U.S. healthcare as much as $45-billion a year, according to a 2009 study by the îCenter for Disease Controlî. No similar study was done in Canada, but using a 10:1 ratio to scale down for...

August 30, 2014 FIRST PAGE

Financial Express - The international rating agency îFitch Ratingsî has assigned Bangladesh the 'BB-'long-term foreign and local currency issuer default ratings (IDRs). It has also found the outlooks on the long-term...

August 30, 2014 Investment or bailout of MAS depends on return on investment, says PKR lawmaker

The Rakyat Post - Kelana Jaya Member of Parliament Wong Chen said this was because Datuk Seri Najib Razak knew that îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî, which injected RM6 billion into the ailing national carrier, was owned...

August 30, 2014 Vanke cashing out as commercial yields stay low

China Daily - China Vanke Co, the nation's biggest developer by sales, said it agreed to form a venture with îthe Carlyle Groupî LP. The venture will buy nine of Vanke's commercial properties. Carlyle Asia Investment...

August 30, 2014 In RM6b plan to save MAS, Khazanah keeps Ahmad Jauhari another year, culls 6,000 jobs (VIDEO)

themalaymailonline.com - majority-shareholder îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî said today. Khazanah managing director Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar also said the airline will be delisted from Bursa Malaysia by year end. He added...

August 30, 2014 Worthington Group looks to offload scheme to PPF

Professional Pensions - The Jerome Group Plc Retirement Benefits Plan is expected to enter the îPension Protection Fundî (PPF) in an attempt to resolve the schemeâs deficit issue. The proposed solution follows...

August 30, 2014 Medical Debts Can Hurt Even Long After They're Paid

Fox Business - There's a domino effect here that can be devastating for people and their families dealing with a health crisis. Thatâs why îConsumers Unionî, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, has...

August 30, 2014 GUANWEI RECYCLING CORP. FILES (8-K) Disclosing Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard Transfer of Listing

Hispanic Business - On August 25, 2014, Guanwei Recycling Corp. (the "Company") received notice (the "Notice") from The îNASDAQ Stock Marketî LLC ("Nasdaq") that the Company is not in compliance with the Listing Rules...

August 30, 2014 Maine health officials say EEE found in York pool

Associated Press - AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) â The Maine îCenter for Disease Controlî and Prevention says the virus that causes Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been found in a mosquito pool in York. The sample was...

August 30, 2014 RE Rumor Mill: Blackstone, Silverstein, RockFarmer

Law 360 - Law360, New York (August 29, 2014, 3:08 PM ET) -- îThe Blackstone Groupî LP is reportedly in talks with IDFC and Paranjape Developers to buy a stake in two phases of their BlueRide special economic zone in...

August 30, 2014 Midwest climate change possibilities discussed at Farmfest

Agri News - Anderson pointed to the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî's work. "We are seeing some of the things discussed in (IPCC) reports," Anderson said. "We're getting into haves and have nots regarding...

August 30, 2014 New Mexico PERA commits $50 million to KKR infrastructure fund

Pensions & Investments - îNew Mexico Public Employees Retirement Associationî, Santa Fe, committed up to $50 million to KKR Global Infrastructure Investors II, managed by KKR & Co., said Jonathan Grabel, chief...

August 30, 2014 Stocks rise, bond yields steady as ECB seen on hold

Yahoo Finance - The FTSEurofirst 300 (.FTEU3) index of top European shares closed up 0.33 percent at 1,373.82 points. The blue-chip Euro îSTOXXî 50 rose 1.8 percent for August, its biggest monthly gain since February....

August 30, 2014 Malaysia's Tenaga signs power deal with 1MDB, Mitsui

Reuters - The agreement allows the unit, Jimah East Power Sdn Bhd, to build a coal-fired power plant with a capacity of 2,000 megawatts in the state of Negeri Sembilan. Tenaga would then purchase the power produced from the...

August 30, 2014 Smartphone kill switch mandate raises privacy, civil liberty concerns

McClatchy DC - âWe hope it will be a market changer,â said Elisa Odabashian, who lobbied for the California bill as director of the West Coast office and state programs for îConsumers Unionî, the advocacy...

August 30, 2014 Annals Reports

nyas.org - The îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî estimates that 843 million people worldwide are hungry and a greater number suffer from nutrient deficiencies. Approximately one billion people...

August 30, 2014 Christie's high fees to Wall Street: Is it worth it'

New Jersey Online - The state has sent more pension money to big-name Wall Street firms like Blackstone, Third Point, Omega Advisors, Elliott Associates and Grady's old firm, îThe Carlyle Groupî. Additionally, the...

August 30, 2014 Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 jobs in wake of MH370, MH17 disasters

ABC Online - The carrier will trim its staff by 6,000 to 14,000 as it seeks to stem long-running losses worsened by the MH370 and MH17 disasters this year, îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî said. Azman Mokhtar, head of...

August 30, 2014 Sensex down 17 points

The Hindu - Stock indices entered in negative territory on Monday as foreign institutional investors (FIIs) turned sellers on Indian bourses. The rupee also dipped against the dollar to close at Rs. 60.07 against its previous...

August 30, 2014 Malaysia Airlines to slash 6000 jobs

The Hindu - The outline restructuring plan was announced by state sovereign fund îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî, which is aiming to buy up all remaining shares to delist the company by the end of the year. The...

August 30, 2014 Boomers, unemployed push disability claims

Athens Banner-Herald - WASHINGTON â Laid-off workers and aging baby boomers are flooding Social Securityâs disability program with benefit claims, pushing the financially strapped system toward the brink of...

August 30, 2014 Topic matches for "investment"

The Edwardsville Intelligencer - Managing Director of îKhazanah Nasional, Berhadî Azman Mokthar speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Khazanah Nasional, the state...

August 30, 2014 FHFA Sets Goals For GSE's Next Few Years

National Mortgage Professional - The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) proposed a rule that would establish housing goals for îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî (the Enterprises) for 2015 through 2017....

August 30, 2014 US offers advisory on Bitcoins

Farming Show - The six-page advisory published by the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî tells consumers what they should consider before deciding to use a virtual currency. For example, it advises consumers to...

August 30, 2014 Beckjord plant shutting down Monday

Cincinnati - It also bought 622 megawatts of power or 46.5 percent of the Zimmer plant; DP&L and Columbus-based îAEPî owns the remainder. It also bought all of a 68-megawatt natural gas-fired unit at Miami Fort...

August 30, 2014 This Upcoming Change In Credit Scoring Might Give You A Boost

News One - These changes â which are meant to stimulate consumer lending â are the result of discussions between Fair Isaac, the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî and lenders, the Journal reported....

August 30, 2014 Hello, from the Digital Service

Federal Times - helped launch the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauîâs technology team, and was named to Forbes 2014 â30 under 30â list for technology; Brian Lefler, a software engineer with...

August 30, 2014 GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks rise, bond yields steady as ECB seen on hold

Reuters - Euro off lows as inflation cools bets for ECB cut next week * Wall Street gains on mostly strong economic reports * German Bund yields tick higher but still near record lows * S&P 500 and Euro îSTOXXî 50...

August 30, 2014 US disease control boss touring S/Leone

en.starafrica.com - The Director of the United States îCenter for Disease Controlî (CDC), Dr Tom Frieden, is in Sierra Leone for a familiarization tour of the Ebola situation.It is part of a larger tour of West...

August 30, 2014 Under Chris Christie Fees To Wall Street Have Tripled

FDL - More fees for worse performance' Pretty bad deal for taxpayers, but a pretty good deal for Blackstone, Third Point, Omega Advisors, Elliott Associates, îThe Carlyle Groupî, and other financial firms that, not...

August 30, 2014 Bethlehem Church of the Nativity Goes for World Heritage Status

International Business Times - Authorities in Bethlehem are hoping that Palestine's recent admission to UNESCO will help the Church of the Nativity acquire status as a world heritage site. The Church of the Nativity, built over...

August 30, 2014 Michigan First Credit Union starts new mortgage company

Detroit Free Press - While Michigan First Mortgage will make conventional loans, it also will give mortgages to people with blemished credit histories who may have trouble meeting the financial qualifications for loans that...

August 30, 2014 Food Companies to Report Chemicals to FDA

Environmental Leader - The îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî, whose 300-plus members include the Coca-Cola Company, General Mills and Kraft Foods, has launched an initiative that will, among other things, give the...

August 30, 2014 Managing coasts under threat from climate change and sea-level rise

Eurek Alert - The team of 27 scientists from five continents, led by Dr Sally Brown at the University of Southampton, reviewed 24 years of îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) assessments (the fifth and...

August 30, 2014 Carlyle settles collusion case for $115 million

Washington Post - îThe Carlyle Groupî paid $115 million to settle a collusion case Friday, less than a week before it was due for a major hearing on the lawsuit in Boston. District-based Carlyle was the last of...

August 30, 2014 A.M. Best : Affirms Ratings of Blue Cross (Asia-Pacific) Insurance Limited

4 Traders - A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating of âa-â of Blue Cross (Asia-Pacific) Insurance Limited (Blue Cross) (Hong Kong). The outlook for both...

August 30, 2014 Most markets dip on profit-taking

The Economic Times - did not confirm rumours of an imminent deal to sell part of his stake to Abu Dhabi state fund îAabar Investmentsî. Other stocks in Dubai also pulled back. The emirates' largest listed developer...

August 30, 2014 U.S. Stocks Waver in Light Trade

Inside Fidelity - Yields move inversely with prices. In recent action, the yield rose to 2.342%, according to FactSet. European stocks wavered Friday, with the îStoxxî Europe 600 down 0.1%, reversing earlier gains....

August 30, 2014 Fitch Takes Various Actions on Protective Life's Commercial Servicer Ratings

Hispanic Business - The assignment of a loan level special servicer rating and simultaneous affirmation and withdrawal of the conduit special servicer rating reflects the shared staffing structure of Protective Life's...

August 30, 2014 How cops get away with it: Why the government can read your emails, but not count shooting deaths

Salon - This number comes from estimates done by the îCenter for Disease Controlî and the Bureau of Justice Statistics. According to this article by Reuben Fischer-Baum at Five Thirty Eight that number is highly...

August 30, 2014 CDC: Most U.S. children get vaccines, but some states do better than others

Daily Digest News - The majority of infants in the U.S. are being vaccinated against serious medical diseases, according to data from the îCenter for Disease Controlî and Preventionâs (CDC) 2013 National...

August 30, 2014 Blackstone Eyes $2B Sale of Bryant Park Tower

ALM Globe St - NEW YORK CITYâîThe Blackstone Groupî is preparing to sell 1095 Ave. of the Americas, a source with knowledge of the matter confirms. Bloomberg reported on Thursday that the private equity giant...

August 30, 2014 Global disruption

Travel Weekly - Last month, the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî issued a sweeping report on the causes and effects of global warming, asserting that transportation systems -- planes, trains, cars and ships...

August 30, 2014 EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Trim Gains After Inflation Data Meet Views

Inside Fidelity - Italian joblessness rose to 12.6%, hovering around a 40-year high. Market reaction: The îStoxxî Europe 600 index closed 0.3% higher at 342.00 and ended August up 1.8%. That was the first monthly gain...

August 30, 2014 Concord council takes aim at benefits for future elected officials

Contra Costa Times - But there's a loophole in the proposed rules. Anyone elected to the council who has participated in îCalPERSî before is exempt from the restrictions. For example, if a police officer wins two...

August 30, 2014 California Embraces Pension-Spiking Bonanza

Reason - Pardon my facetiousness, but the decision by the California Public Employees' Retirement System (îCalPERSî) to engage this week in a pension-spiking extravaganza is infuriatingly brazen, even for Sacramento....

August 30, 2014 Ivanhoé Cambridge to sell shopping mall assets to Cominar for $1.5 bln

Private Equity Hub - Acquisition of a portfolio of 15 landmark properties in Québec and Ontario from Ivanhoé Cambridge, a real estate subsidiary of the îCaisse de dépôt...

August 30, 2014 World Water Week: Five Countries Most Affected by Water Scarcity

Yahoo News Singapore - The World Water Week was instituted by the îStockholm International Water Instituteî (SIWI) in 1991 to raise awareness on water issues. This year, the event â running from 31 August till 5...

August 30, 2014 Money to save MAS can be used to benefit the public, says veteran journo

Yahoo News Malaysia - While newspapers had hailed the turnaround plan announced by state sovereign fund îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî yesterday, Datuk A. Kadir Jasin (pic) said the proposed restructuring and retrenchment...

August 30, 2014 Most Distressed in California, Florida

ALM Globe St - IRVINE, CAâHousing markets in California and Florida posted the highest share of distressed sales in July, according to report from RealtyTrac. Markets with the highest share of distressed sales and short...

August 30, 2014 EPF not seeking waiver in banking merger vote

The Star Online - At the same time, îAabar Investmentsî PJSC is likely to vote in support of the deal, thereby removing concerns that the deal would not see the light of the day unless it got the vote of the EPF,...

August 30, 2014 Tighter resin prices leading to price hikes for PE film

Plastics News - îAEPî Industries Inc.âs Stretch Film Division has alerted customers that prices will increase by 6 percent for all grades of stretch film effective with all orders starting Sept. 22. Plastics...

August 30, 2014 Telit Welcomes Six Gold Sponsors for the Fourth Annual Developer's Conference

Hispanic Business - RALEIGH, N.C.--(îBUSINESS WIREî)-- The Telit Developers Conference 2014 will be held ... or looking to start connecting devices with machine-to-machine communications. îCSRî solves the...

August 30, 2014 Why 2014 is Another Lousy Year for Hedge Funds

Townhall.com - The disaffected group includes $300 billion mega pension fund California Public Employeesâ Retirement System (îCALPERSî); the $18.3 billion Los Angeles Fire & Police Pension System; and even...

August 30, 2014 Top news: Why wars never end, Obama's crackdown on the press, hemp's rebirth

Examiner - Close, but no mushroom cloud. This freakish event is at the core of îEric Schlosserîâs new book, Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident and the Illusion of Safety. âThe...

August 30, 2014 The right way to raise food

Wyoming Tribune-Eagle News - He admires fast-food muckrakers like îEric Schlosserî and Michael Pollan. He sings the praises of Ted Turner, whom he deems a leader in the sustainable food movement (roughly one in nine...

August 30, 2014 Books introduce a wide array of emotions

Baxter Bulletin - The scariest book I read this year was "Command and Control" by îEric Schlosserî. If you want to know how close the world came to meeting Jesus, read this hair-raising book about the numerous times...

August 30, 2014 Lots of other Hanks not so lucky

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Hank, the formerly stray dog who has become one of the most popular members of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team, is a very, very lucky dog. For a lot of other strays, though, both in Arizona, where...

August 30, 2014 IMRIS Announces Receipt of Nasdaq Notice of Bid Price Deficiency

Benzinga - WINNIPEG AND MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM) announced today that the Company received a letter, dated August 25, 2014, from the îNASDAQ Stock Marketî LLC...

August 30, 2014 Call for Papers: 2015 AIAG Corporate Responsibility Summit

Sip Trunking Report - (î3BL Mediaî Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SOURCE: Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) DESCRIPTION:There is a new business reality: automotive, heavy industry and technology companies, and...

August 30, 2014 E-Cigarette Group Calls CDC Study On Teen Use Deceptive

Law 360 - Law360, New York (August 29, 2014, 1:15 PM ET) -- A trade group representing the electronic cigarette industry on Thursday said the îCenter for Disease Controlî and Prevention should revise its recent...

August 30, 2014 Greenpeace wonders where Europe is on climate leadership

Breitbart News - A draft report from the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî finds emissions are falling in most Western countries because of an increased use of low-carbon energy resources and improvements in...

August 30, 2014 Climate: Coastal threats should be tackled now

Summit County Citizens Voice - That includes coastal regions, were there is an immediate need to tackle the threats from non-climatic changes, an international research team said this week after a detailed review of...

August 30, 2014 US Airways gets OK on interim financing

Beaver County Times - ARLINGTON, Va. - U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Stephen S. Mitchell on Thursday gave final approval for Retirement Systems of Alabama to provide US Airways with $500 million in debtor-in-possession financing....

August 30, 2014 European Stocks Rally Dies Out As Economic Fears Mount

Hispanic Business - Annual inflation in the euro zone eased to 0.3% from 0.4% in July, according to a preliminary estimate from Eurostat. The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks ticked higher by 0.02%...

August 30, 2014 Liberia: High-Level Delegation of the U.S. CDC Meet With President Sirleaf and Top Government Officials - Discuss the Ebola Outbreak in Liberia

AllAfrica - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and top officials of Government have met with a visiting delegation of the United States' îCenter for Disease Controlî and Prevention (US-CDC). According to an Executive...

August 30, 2014 Risky Business Report Shows Investors Are Ready For Climate Action

Forbes - But as with sea level rise, which will most affect the Southeast and Atlantic coasts, these national averages mask regional extremes, with the Southwest, Southeast and upper Midwest likely to see several months of...

August 30, 2014 Proposed pact between US Airways and ST Mobile in Alabama irks union

Beaver County Times - FINDLAY TWP. - A contract proposal that would shift maintenance of US Airways' Airbus fleet to an Alabama company is circulating among mechanics at Pittsburgh International Airport, further clouding the...

August 30, 2014 Area Golf for Aug. 12

Buffalo News - GROVER: Womenâs Buffalo Golf Cub 18 Hole Club Champion â Overall: Earleen Willaims 187; Class A: Geri Endle (gross) 211, Mary îLou Thompsonî (net) 157; Class B: Marian Doktor (gross) 237,...

August 30, 2014 Criteo Shares Jump on Report of Acquisition Talks With Publicis

Bloomberg - Criteo SA (CRTO), the web-advertising company that went public last year, rose as much as 19.6 percent in îNasdaq Stock Marketî trading after a newspaper report that Publicis Groupe SA may be close to a...

August 30, 2014 Presolicitation Notice - Upgrade of Software by Bioptigen

Hispanic Business - The Department of Commerce, îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî (NIST), intends to negotiate a firm fixed price purchase order, on a sole source basis, with Bioptigen, of Durham, NC...

August 30, 2014 Yeager Airport board explores solar panel project

Seattle Post Intelligencer - We'd eliminate basically our electricity bill, which is about $450,000 a year," Atkinson said. "I thought (îAmerican Electric Powerî) might not like because we're in a coal producing...

August 30, 2014 September is Senior Vaccination Month at CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic

Financial Content - WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 28, 2014 /î3BL Mediaî/ -- In recognition of the increased risks that seniors have of developing health complications from the flu, pneumonia, shingles and other illnesses,...

August 30, 2014 Splunk, Tesla, Apple, Fred's are big market movers

Fox Business - NEW YORK â Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: The electric car maker and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier...

August 30, 2014 US health chief warns Liberia Ebola crisis 'will get worse'

Yahoo News - View gallery îCenter for Disease Controlî and Prevention Director Tom Frieden testifies on Capitol Hill on July 16, ⦠With Liberia struggling to contain the spread of the virus, Frieden met...

August 30, 2014 Kyiv: Russian Forces Tightening Grip on East

Voice of America - Meanwhile, a new îUnited Nationsî report documents serious human rights abuses committed by both sides in the conflict. Ukrainian national security spokesman Andriy Lysenko told reporters in Kyiv...

August 30, 2014 Ohio's GOP governor ignores pleas of 3,000 fired Ormet workers

People's World - The aluminum industry as a whole was faced for some years with falling prices on the world market. That factor, coupled with îAmerican Electric Powerî's (îAEPî) price of $16 million per...

August 30, 2014 UN tries to locate Fijian peacekeepers seized on Golan Heights (video)

The Rakyat Post - îUnited Nationsî officials shuttled along the rocky frontier between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Friday, trying to establish the whereabouts of 44 UN peacekeepers seized by...

August 30, 2014 Schroder ISF Global Property Securities - Neutral

Morningstar - The fund had previously been placed Under Review following the announcement that îSchrodersî would be bringing the management of the fund in-house. îSchrodersî has hired Tom Walker and Hugo...

August 30, 2014 Blackstone Hires First Traders For Huge Concentrated Stock Fund

FIN Alternatives - îThe Blackstone Groupî is recruiting traders from some big-name hedge funds for its planned big-bet best ideas vehicle. The alternative investments giant is set to launch the multi-billion dollar...

August 30, 2014 SDGs Make Room for Education for Global Citizenship

Inter Press Service - îUNITED NATIONSî, Aug 29 2014 (IPS) - Civil society leaders and U.N. development experts gathered on Wednesday to discuss the role of education for global citizenship in the post-2015 development...

August 30, 2014 UN: 'Very fluid' situation on held peacekeepers

Associated Press - îUNITED NATIONSî (AP) â The plight of dozens of U.N. peacekeepers in Syria remained "very, very fluid" Friday, the secretary-general's spokesman said, as talks aimed at their release stretched...

August 30, 2014 Some gamblers at Atlantic City's closing casinos will not return: Fitch

WIBQ - îFitch Ratingsî analyst Alex Bumazhny said on Friday that some gamblers are expected to choose instead casinos in their home-states. The casinos remaining open in Atlantic City are likely, however, to garner...

August 30, 2014 How Burger King is financing its Tim Hortons acquisition

Market Realist - Burger King will fund its acquisition with $9.5 billion in debt and $3 billion in îpreferred equityî. The debt portion will be led by J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo and broken down into three parts: $6.5...

August 30, 2014 Schroders: Russian recession looms

Finanzen - Latest estimates suggest Russia has entered technical recession. With the impact of the latest round of sanctions yet to be seen, the outlook is not good. Economic growth slowed in Russia during the second quarter,...

August 30, 2014 Aviation commission should not protect Malaysia Airlines, says Umno MP

MSN News - Pulai MP Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed (pic) said the commission, which was proposed by state sovereign fund îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî as an economic... The proposed aviation commission should not solely favour...

August 30, 2014 With anxiety rising, is it time to cash out your stocks'

Newsday - The bears argue that, with the îStandard and Poor'sî 500 index closing above 2,000 on Wednesday, stocks already reflect years of future profit gains. And that forecast is suspect anyway given that so many...

August 30, 2014 Economic Sanctions Spare Western-Tied Russian Fund

ABC News - The fund's international advisory board, meanwhile, is stocked with blue-chip American and European private equity executives, among them Stephen Schwarzman of îThe Blackstone Groupî LP, Leon Black of...

August 30, 2014 Fitch: BDCs Could Face an Equity Overdose with ATM Programs

Hispanic Business - Fifth Street Finance Corp. (IDR BBB-, Rating Watch Negative) and îApollo Investmentî Corp. (IDR BBB, Stable Outlook) were among the BDCs recently disclosing that they were contemplating...

August 30, 2014 Ex-Dvorkin properties fetch more than $4 million

Crain's Chicago Business - The suit against Rosemont Marketplace, 7000 Mannheim Road, relates to a $6.6 million loan issued in 2007 and sold as part of a îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî offering, according to...

August 30, 2014 WOTUS debate rages on

BROWNFIELD - The debate continues to rage over the îEPAîâs proposed îWatersî of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. The latest development involves the release of îEPAî maps which critics say confirm...

August 30, 2014 Enbridge Faces Maximum Fine of $86 Million for Kalamazoo Spill

Inside Climate News - A spokesman for the îEPAî said the agency would not comment on the fine. Under provisions of the Clean îWaterî Act, Enbridge could be fined as much as $4,300 for each barrel of oil it...

August 30, 2014 Patients' Advocates Support Reclassification of Surgical Mesh

MDDI - îConsumers Unionî; the National Center for Health Research; and 11 members of the Patient, Consumer, and Public Health Coalition all wrote letters in support of a proposed FDA order to reclassify surgical mesh...

August 30, 2014 Results: Dissident wins the Memsie Stakes 2014 for Moody

Sports News Australia - Dissident, the least-fancied of trainer Peter îMoodyâsî two runners, has claimed the first Group One event of the new Australian racing season with an easy Memsie Stakes win at Caulfield....

August 30, 2014 30 superintendents join lawsuit saying Alabama Accountability Act is unconstitutional

Al.com - Pittman said the $40 million withheld from this year's spending would have gone toward repayment of debt to the îAlabama Trust Fundî. The state is still repaying $437 million borrowed from the trust fund in...

August 30, 2014 'Very, very fluid' situation on dozens of detained peacekeepers in Syria

FOX News - îUNITED NATIONSî â The spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general says the situation with dozens of peacekeepers detained or restricted in movement in Syria remains "very, very fluid" as talks aimed at...

August 30, 2014 Square rumored to be raising $200M to keep its growth going

GigaOM - Square is putting together a new $200 million funding round led by the îGovernment of Singapore Investment Corporationî, according to a CNBC report. Square raised the same amount in 2012 in a big Series D...

August 30, 2014 Judy Kay Garver McDowell-Glover

Banner Graphic - sisters Mary îLou Thompsonî and Linda Bergman; brother Bruce Garver; special niece Erin Shilts; stepsons, Mike Glover and Shawn Glover; and stepdaughter, Beth (John) Little. Additional family members...

August 30, 2014 Islamists inform UN that Golan peacekeepers were seized 'for their protection'

The Jerusalem Post - îUNITED NATIONSî - The îUnited Nationsî on Friday said it had been informed that the Islamist militants who seized 44 Fijian peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights did so...

August 30, 2014 Fitch Confirms Ratings of VRDP Shares Issued by Nuveen Fund on Replacement of Liquidity Provider

Benzinga - îFitch Ratingsî confirms the 'AAA/F1+' ratings assigned to the Series 2 Variable Rate Demand Preferred Shares (VRDP shares) issued by Nuveen Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund 2 (NXZ), a municipal closed-end...

August 30, 2014 Goodbye monarchs' - News from The Center for Food Safety

Food Consumer - We have our work cut out for us, especially considering îMonsantoî and friends play a big part in this disaster. Thatâs because the best way to save monarchs is to curb chemicals like...

August 30, 2014 Abercrombie, Williams-Sonoma are big market movers

Seattle Post Intelligencer - NEW YORK (AP) â Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: The retailer reported weak sales as more...

August 30, 2014 Firm: Atlantic City losing 3 casinos, not business

USA Today - îFitch Ratingsî predicted in a report that the city's casino revenues will decline to $2.5 billion in 2015 from last year's $2.86 billion. It also said it does not see any more casinos closing in Atlantic...

August 30, 2014 Imagining Successful Schools

New York Times - What should teacher îaccountabilityî look like' We know what the current system of îaccountabilityî looks like, and itâs not pretty. Ever since the passage of No Child Left Behind 12...

August 30, 2014 Ghana to serve as UN base for supplies bound for Ebola countries

Yahoo News - ACCRA (Reuters) - The îUnited Nationsî will use Ghana as a base for supplies bound for countries stricken by an Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,550 people in West Africa, the Ghanaian...

August 30, 2014 3 Gnarly NASDAQ August Dogs Dig For 12% To 22.5% Upsides

Seeking Alpha - "The NASDAQ-100 Index includes 100 of the largest domestic and international non-financial securities listed on The îNasdaq Stock Marketî based on market capitalization. The Index reflects companies...

August 30, 2014 Majority of US Children Get Vaccinations as Per the Immunization Schedule

Design&Trend - The majority of infants in the United States are being vaccinated against medical diseases, according to the îCenter for Disease Controlî and Prevention. While immunization coverage either increased...

August 30, 2014 Duke Energy to retire coal operations at its W.C. Beckjord Station

Yahoo Finance - Duke Energy Ohio owned 100 percent of the first five generating units at the station, and jointly owns unit 6 (37.5 percent ownership) with îAmerican Electric Powerî Co. (12.5 percent) and Dayton Power...

August 30, 2014 Does anyone 'letter' anymore'

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - In a discussion last night with a friend over delicious food at the venerable house of burgers known as Sollyâs, on N. Port Washington Rd., I used the word impacted. My friend called me on it,...

August 30, 2014 Corporate Resource Services Receives Letters from NASDAQ

Financial Content - Corporate Resource Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRRS), (the âCompanyâ or, âCRSâ), a diversified technology, staffing, recruiting, and consulting services firm, today reported that it had...

August 30, 2014 Componenta Oyj - Notification pursuant to Chapter 9, section 5 of the Securities Markets Act

Wall Street Journal - According to the notifications Keskinäinen Eläkevakuutusyhtiö îIlmarinenî's holding has increased to 3,000,000 shares corresponding to 6.78% of total...

August 30, 2014 NIST kicks off round 2 of SmartAmerica Challenge

Government Computer News - The îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî and several partners announced round two of the SmartAmerica Challenge: the year-long Global City Teams Challenge. Announced earlier this...

August 30, 2014 Innovatrics receives top ranking in NIST fingerprint software evaluations

Biometric Update - Innovatrics announced that its biometric fingerprint algorithms scored high at the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî Proprietary Fingerprint Template Evaluation II, the worldâs...

August 30, 2014 Fitch: Brazil's Recession Shows Next Administration's Challenges

Market Watch - NEW YORK, Aug 29, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The contraction in the Brazilian economy in the second quarter highlights the underlying challenges that the country's next government will face after October's...

August 30, 2014 Singapore banks are well capitalised, says Fitch

Today - SINGAPORE â The Republicâs banking system remains resilient as lenders here are well capitalised, while a robust regulatory framework and macro-prudential measures have helped minimise risks for the sector,...

August 30, 2014 The Good Life | Cities

Finance Yahoo - The casino industry in Atlantic City, NJ should earn approximately $2.5 billion in 2015, despite the coming closure of Revel, Showboat and Trump Plaza, îFitch Ratingsî says. Over the longer term we...

August 30, 2014 Kirkland Grabs Role on Big Bankruptcy From Bygone Era

The American Lawyer - Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. Energy Future Holdings Corp., the Texas energy giant formerly known as TXU until a record-setting $45 billion private equity buyout in...

August 30, 2014 Good Competitive Position, Improved Leverage, Strong Capitalization Benefit StanCorp Financial Group (SFG) - Fitch

StreetInsider - îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed the Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of StanCorp Financial Group (NYSE: SFG) at 'BBB+' and the Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) ratings of its subsidiaries, Standard Insurance...

August 30, 2014 Honey Bees and Native Pollinators Need Our Help

The Daily Californian - They also actively protested against Bayer Corporation, îMonsantoî, Dow and other corporations that promote monocrop agriculture â growing a single crop year after year on the same land...

August 30, 2014 Fitch Takes Rating Action on Torchlight Loan Services' Commercial Mortgage Servicer Rating

Yahoo Finance - While Fitch recognizes the long history and experience of Torchlight as a special servicer for CMBS transactions, the 'CSS2-' rating reflects the operational changes following the relocation of principle...

August 30, 2014 AB32 helps California move forward on curbing emissions

The Modesto Bee - Letâs keep it up. Anker is a fifth generation Californian from Tuolumne County. He has summited Mt. Everest three times and is the Athlete Team Captain for The North Face, a member of îBusiness for...

August 30, 2014 Fitch Affirms StanCorp Financial Group's Ratings; Outlook Stable

Reuters - (The following statement was released by the rating agency) CHICAGO, August 29 (Fitch) îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed the Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of StanCorp Financial Group, Inc. (SFG) at 'BBB+' and the...

August 30, 2014 A.M. Best Upgrades Issuer Credit Rating of Bankers Life Insurance Company

Market Watch - OLDWICK, N.J., Aug 29, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A.M. Best has upgraded the issuer credit rating (ICR) to âbb+â from âbbâ and affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of B (Fair) of...

August 30, 2014 ZENN Motor Company Reports 2014 Third Quarter Results

Hispanic Business - All test equipment and software used for these tests will be independently identified, designed and, or built by îIntertekî Group plc ("îIntertekî") to maintain the independent nature...

August 30, 2014 Half of Syrians Displaced: 5 Takeaways From New UN Report

National Geographic - Nearly half of all Syrians have been forced to leave their homes, with the number of refugees who have fled the country swelling past three million, according to a îUnited Nationsî High...

August 30, 2014 Low Interest Rate: Yellen's Labor Day Gift to These 3 REITs - Analyst Blog

NASDAQ - 3 Mortgage REITs to Buy Now Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. ( ARI) is a provider of services related to commercial first mortgage loans, îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî (CMBS) and other...

August 30, 2014 Future looking like the past in Atlantic City

Capital New York - Atlantic City's annual casino revenue may fall to $2 billion in coming yearsâa remarkable reversal of fortune that would knock the town back to its earliest days as a gambling destination, according to a...

August 30, 2014 As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out'

Times Union - The bears argue that, with the îStandard and Poor'sî 500 index closing above 2,000 on Tuesday, stocks already reflect years of future profit gains. And that forecast is suspect anyway given that so many...

August 30, 2014 Rosneft asks Kremlin for $42 billion

Trade Finance - Rosneft has asked the Russian government for a $42 billion loan, in a sign that the state-owned oil producer is starting to feel the heat of the recent US sanctions. The oil giant... You must be logged in to view...

August 30, 2014 Editorial: Villa Park deserves pension freedom

Orange County Register - As îCalPERSî looks to raise rates nearly 50 percent in the next few years, many cities fear that the price of contributing into the system that represents over a million state, school and...

August 30, 2014 Correction: Fitch Affirms 43 U.S. Food, Beverage, Restaurants & Consumer and Retail Co's Ratings

Financial Content - Additional information is available at www.îfitchratingsî.com. Applicable Criteria and Related Research: --'Corporate Rating Methodology' (May 28, 2014). Applicable Criteria and Related Research:...

August 30, 2014 Tower Group Still Faces Negative Rating Action by A.M. Best - Analyst Blog

NASDAQ - Tower Group International, Ltd. ( TWGP) has received an adverse rating action from the rating agency A.M. Best. The issuer credit rating (ICR) of the troubled insurer was pushed down to "c" from "cc". In addition, the...

August 30, 2014 Heat takes control in fourth quarter

Tampa Bay Times - MIAMI â Strange as it sounds, missing shots worked wonders for the Heat. And after the Nets went nearly two minutes without the ball down the stretch, the two-time defending champions would soon find...

August 30, 2014 7 Ag Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Farm Futures - Farm Progress 2. Higher prices' îMonsantoî, DuPont won't be lowering seed prices despite forecasts of lower farm income and crop prices. St. Louis Business Journal Farm Progress Show, EPA,...

August 30, 2014 Who's minding public pensions'

Los Angeles Times - Last week the board of the California Public Employees' Retirement System, or îCalPERSî, diluted that legislation by voting to allow temporary pay increases to be figured into pension calculations,...

August 30, 2014 Syrian rebels attack UN peacekeepers in the Golan

The Times Of Isreal - âAs a member of the UN Security Council, Australia demands the unconditional and immediate release of all the detained îUnited Nationsî peacekeepers.â The situation of the...

August 30, 2014 Singapore banks well capitalised, according to Fitch report

themalaymailonline.com - The common equity Tier 1 capital adequacy ratio (CET1 CAR) â a measure of a bankâs financial strength â of Singaporeâs banks ranged between 11 and 12.5 per cent as of June,...

August 30, 2014 Climate change and power plants: How Obama's forthcoming carbon emission limits will work

Montreal Gazette - WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Monday plans to make public the first rules limiting carbon emissions from the thousands of power plants. The pollution controls form the cornerstone of President Barack...

August 30, 2014 Unceasing fight against GMOs in Ghana

Spy Ghana - Big Agriculture has targeted Africa with GMOs. îMonsantoî and friends, with USAID, are targeting several African countries as insertion points, and Ghana is one of these. Their plan for Ghana is described...

August 30, 2014 South Africa set for debut $500m Islamic bond

Trade Arabia - "A sukuk issue may follow but the timing will depend on market conditions." Ratings agency îMoody'sî issued a provisional Baa1 rating to the expected bond on Thursday, the same level as South Africa's...

August 30, 2014 Hospital revenue growth slows to record low of 3.9%

Modern Healthcare - Revenue at not-for-profit hospitals grew at an all-time low of 3.9% last year with sluggish gains in inpatient and outpatient activity, according to a report on 2013 medians from îMoody'sî...

August 30, 2014 Square pushes back against rival Amazon, in talks to raise funding at $6 billion valuation

ZDNet - Citing people with knowledge of the matter, the publication says some of the funding will come from the îGovernment of Singapore Investment Corporationî. Square is the creator of credit card readers which slot...

August 30, 2014 Bank Liquidity Rules Seen Cooling Demand for Bonds: Muni Credit

Bloomberg - While îFitch Ratingsî has said that the new regulations could lead banks to reduce holdings, a slowdown in municipal issuance may mask the impact. The market is on pace to shrink for a fourth straight year...

August 30, 2014 Fitch Rates Denver City & County Board of Water Comm., CO at 'AAA'; Outlook Stable

news.morningstar.com - îFitch Ratingsî has assigned an 'AAA' rating to the following bonds issued by the City and County of Denver, Colorado Board of Water Commissioner's (the board): --Approximately $44.5 million...

August 30, 2014 Liquid Holdings Group: 500% Upside Potential

Seeking Alpha - The company's Liquid platform consists of the LiquidTrade, a trading platform; LiquidMetrics, a îrisk metricsî platform; and LiquidView, a shadow accounting platform. The company offers support...

August 30, 2014 Money begins to flow in Oregon over its GMO ballot measure

Washington Post - Half of that amount â $150,000 â was donated by the Grocery Manufacturers Association, an industry trade group. îMonsantoî contributed more than $82,000, Dupont donated more than $58,000,...

August 30, 2014 This WikiLeaks-Inspired Group Exposes The Extravagant Excess Of Swazi Royals

Small Business Yahoo - Members of SwaziLeaks told AFP they were driven by the desire for îaccountabilityî, and to shatter the respect that many have for their royals. Taking inspiration from the WikiLeaks cable leak...

August 30, 2014 Standard And Poors Ratings Services

Frederick News-Post - îFitch Ratingsî has lowered Franceâs principal credit rating by a notch, reflecting the countryâs elevated government debt and weak economy. WASHINGTON (AP) â Three months...

August 30, 2014 NFP Hospitals' Revenue Growth at 'All-Time Low'

HealthLeaders Media - Marking a second consecutive year of weak financial performance at not-for-profit hospitals, 2013 expenses outpaced revenue growth in the sector and similar results are expected this year, according to...

August 30, 2014 Food Contact Materials Regulatory Consultant

chemicalwatch.com - îIntertekî Health, Environment and Regulatory Services assists companies resolve complex scientific and toxicology issues, develop scientific and strategic regulatory compliance plans, and...

August 30, 2014 FAQ on the UN Human Rights Council Resolution (2014) on Sri Lanka

Ground Views - All three resolutions focus on promoting reconciliation, îaccountabilityî and human rights in Sri Lanka while recognizing Sri Lankaâs sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity. As...

August 30, 2014 Fitch holds its rating because Fonterra has scale, and the defensive characteristics of its ingredients business

Interest - îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed New Zealand's (NZ) Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited's (Fonterra) Long and Short-Term Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) at 'AA-' and 'F1+'. The Outlook is Stable. The Long- and...

August 30, 2014 Greed at a Glance

Panic rooms and paranoia . . . Apple CEO Tim Cook, the iPhone, and tax avoidance . . . No scratches on this Bugatti!Greed at a Glance is a post on Too Much

August 30, 2014 Stat of the Week

How adept at avoiding taxes have America’s CEOs become? This adept: In 2013, corporate profits jumped $93 billion, says the Commerce Department, but the taxes U.S. corporations paid on those profits dropped by over $15...

August 29, 2014 Eastman Named Third Among America?s Best Companies to Work For by 24/7 Wall Street

DESCRIPTION:Visit www.glassdoor.com, and you?ll find reviews posted by current and former employees that reflect what it?s like to work at various companies. ?Last December, Glassdoor named Eastman #4 of the 50 Best Places to...

August 29, 2014 Bulk Electric Storage Not a Requirement For Widespread Use of Renewables

by RP Siegel DESCRIPTION:Physicist Amory Lovins has been at the leading edge of energy alternatives since well before most people ever heard of climate change. Far from an idealist, he is a hard-nosed scientist who has done the...

August 29, 2014 Marcone Joins Scott Patriot Program

Scott Patriot Program adds Marcone to the growing list of St. Louis area businesses that back military support efforts in important ways. DESCRIPTION:Marcone has again been recognized for its leadership in corporate assistance of...

August 29, 2014 Public Opinion and Climate Action

A major change in public opinion and collective consciousness on climate?"climate swerve"? can result in positive action on environmental issues. DESCRIPTION:Margaret Mead may be most famous for her quote, ?Never doubt...

August 29, 2014 Call for Papers: 2015 AIAG Corporate Responsibility Summit

DESCRIPTION:There is a new business reality: automotive, heavy industry and technology companies, and their supply chain partners, face heightened expectations from a range of stakeholders on complex corporate responsibility...

August 29, 2014 Marcone Backs SkillsUSA at the National Leadership & Skills Conference

At the NLSC & in partnership with SkillsUSA, Marcone is contributing to national tech & trade education. DESCRIPTION:Just a few weeks ago, SkillsUSA wrapped up their 50th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference...

August 29, 2014 Quiz: What You Don?t Know About Energy Efficiency

DESCRIPTION:? You know that poor insulation makes for a drafty, energy-wasting home, but how much do you really know about the true potential of energy efficiency? ? Visit The Great Energy Challenge Energy Quiz Hub and put your...

August 29, 2014 FDA?s Restrictive Twitter Guidance Undermines Customer Experience for Pharma

DESCRIPTION:By Zoe Dunn There are a lot of good POVs on the FDA?s recent Draft Guidance around Social Media (a sampling here, here, here and here). So at Hale Advisors, we decided to focus on a couple of items that caught our...

August 29, 2014 Taco Bell Foundation for Teens? and Celebrity Ambassador Reggie Bush Team up to Give Back to Boys & Girls Clubs of America across the Country

Taco Bell Foundation for Teens will donate $2,500 for each Touchdown Scored by Bush during the 2014 Football Season DESCRIPTION:IRVINE, Calif., August 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Taco Bell Foundation for Teens? and Celebrity...

August 29, 2014 OPINION: Building a Sustainable Future ? The Compact Between Business and Society

DESCRIPTION:In an article for Inter Press Service, Georg Kell points out that as UN and governments work?to define a set of global sustainable development goals by 2015, businesses will have an enormous opportunity?to ?make good?...

August 29, 2014 Five Questions with?a Southern Oregon University Student on Carbon Reduction

We talked to a Southern Oregon University student to learn how the university is making energy efficiency gains. DESCRIPTION:Chevrolet supports the cause for cleaner air. We?re reimagining manufacturing to lower environmental...

August 29, 2014 Using Technology to Maximize Investments

DESCRIPTION:The use of technology in community investment isn't new. Online application and internal tracking systems have supported community investment professionals in selecting partnerships, tracking community and business...

August 29, 2014 Symantec Cyber Career Connection: NPower Partner Breakfast; YearUp Baltimore Classes Begin

By Marian Merritt, Symantec's Director, Cyber Education and Online Safety Programs DESCRIPTION:It's one thing to plan and fund a program, yet another to see it come to fruition. I want to share with you some big updates...

August 29, 2014 UPDATE 1-Foreign cenbanks' U.S. Treasuries holding rise above $3 trillion

Reuters - Meanwhile, foreign central banks' holdings of debt issued by mortgage agencies îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî edged up $16 million to $285.934 billion in the latest week, Fed data showed. This...

August 29, 2014 Australian shares close stronger after volatile session

The Roxby Downs Sun - The country's biggest insurer, îQBEî Insurance Group, slipped 16¢ to $11.24 as it traded without the rights to a 15¢ per share interim dividend. Australia's biggest oil...

August 29, 2014 Ending the payday lending debt trap

The Final Call - It was the same graphic that the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî (CFPB) used last month when it levied a $10 million fine against ACE for coercive collection tactics. Despite Oliverâs...

August 29, 2014 Premiers call for more funds from Ottawa

Journal Pioneer - He pointed to a new report from îthe Conference Boardî of Canada that projects the countryâs aging ... A new task force will be struck to examine the impacts an aging population will have on...

August 29, 2014 Average 30-year mortgage rate at 4.1%

USA Today - WASHINGTON (AP) â The average 30-year U.S. mortgage rate remained at a 52-week low of 4.1% this week. Mortgage company îFreddie Macî also said Thursday that the average for a 15-year mortgage, a...

August 29, 2014 Consumer Packaged Goods Companies Must Plan for a Digital Future

Green Technology World - To arrange an interview with the îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî, please contact Ginny Smith Clemenko at +1 202 295 3937 or gclemenko@gmaonline.org. About The Boston Consulting GroupThe...

August 29, 2014 Five-day EI and IDA trade mission to Australia targeting financial services, ICT and healthcare opportunities

Business and Leadership - âThere are over 35 Australian companies in Ireland, employing over 1,600 people, which include leading names such as Resmed, Macquarie, Computershare and îQBEî,â said John Conlon,...

August 29, 2014 Worries are rising about whether lower liquidity in bond markets will accelerate future losses

Winnipeg Free Press - Inventories of investment-grade and high-yield bonds at Wall Street banks and other primary dealers are now just 20 per cent of where they were in 2007, according to îState Street Global...

August 29, 2014 Iowa Pension Notches Nearly 16% Gain for Fiscal Year

pevc.dowjones.com - (c) 2014 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Similar to several of its larger pension fund peers, îIowa Public Employees' Retirement Systemî enjoyed a boost for fiscal 2014, attributable in part to gains...

August 29, 2014 Lieff Cabraser Announces Class Action Litigation Against Ocwen Financial Services Corporation - OCN

Yahoo Finance - On August 4, 2014, the NYDFS issued a second letter to Ocwen stating that it was reviewing what it called âa troubling transactionâ with Altisource relating to the provision of îforce-placed...

August 29, 2014 Fitch Rates Santa Fe, NM's GOS 'AA+'; Outlook Stable

Market Watch - AUSTIN, Texas, Jul 02, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Fitch Ratings has assigned the following rating to Santa Fe, New Mexico's (the city) general obligation (GO) bonds: --$5.8 million series 2014 'AA+'. The bonds are...

August 29, 2014 BlackRock Hedge Selector Reports Net Asset Value Per Share Drop

Hispanic Business - The company provides investors with a choice of investment mandates represented by different share classes, each intended to provide a specific investment exposure to an underlying fund managed by...

August 29, 2014 Khazanah wants MAS to keep its name in overhaul plan

MSN News - State sovereign fund îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî has proposed that Malaysia Airlines (MAS) keep its name as it undergoes a massive RM6 billion restructuring exercise aimed at returning the national carrier...

August 29, 2014 Stocks to stay sweet in September

Yahoo Finance - U.S. stocks have been a standout, with the S&P closing above 2,000 this week for the first time ever. In Europe, the îStoxxî Europe 600 has rebounded from a sell-off earlier this month to trade 4...

August 29, 2014 City to spend $1.7 million on pumping station repairs

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - "This decision was not made lightly." The number of water mains breaking or cracking has dropped back to normal levels, Korban said. On average, îone waterî main a day needs to be...

August 29, 2014 What happens to bonds when everyone aims to sell'

WTOP - Inventories of investment-grade and high-yield bonds at Wall Street banks and other primary dealers are now just 20 percent of where they were in 2007, according to îState Street Global Advisorsî. The areas of...

August 29, 2014 From stock-pickers to pensioners, Fed board filings show millionaires

Reuters - From 1997-2005, Powell was a partner at îthe Carlyle Groupî, one of the world's largest private equity funds. Daniel Tarullo, who taught law at Georgetown University before joining the Fed, and his spouse...

August 29, 2014 Blackstone, Fajr to Foray into Dubai with 20% GEMS Stake Buy

Benzinga - îThe Blackstone Groupî L.P. (NYSE: BX) is presently keen on making an odyssey into the Middle East. The New York-based private equity firm, per a Bloomberg report, is in advanced talks to close a deal to...

August 29, 2014 Partnership to Increase Ocean Research & Conservation in NZ

Scoop Business - Unique partnership between University of Auckland and îConservation Internationalî aims to build scientific capacity and research.Innovative University-NGO Partnership Will Increase Support for Island...

August 29, 2014 Chevron Censored Shareholders Who Wanted To Challenge Management Over $19 Billion Ecuador Liability, Says Amazon Defense Coalition

The Street - The third shareholder who wanted to ask a question but was denied was Sonia Kowel, from îZevin Asset Managementî. îZevin Asset Managementî was one of 40 institutional shareholders that signed...

August 29, 2014 European Markets Up, Tesco Falls On Outlook Cut

Realtime Business News - Economists had expected growth to slow to 10.2 percent. The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks is gaining 0.35 percent, while the îStoxxî Europe 50 index, which...

August 29, 2014 Khazanah denies RM6 billion as bailout in MAS turnaround

MSN News - The RM6 billion to be injected into troubled Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is not a bailout, said state national fund îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî, as it unveiled a massive revamp today to turn the national carrier...

August 29, 2014 Fossil fuel divestment is a $5 trillion challenge

Evironmental Expert - However, a much larger-scale divestment from fossil fuels by institutional investors would be far from easy, according to new research from Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî. Oil and gas stocks in...

August 29, 2014 There'd Be No Wireless Wars Without The Blocked T-Mobile Merger, So Where Does That Leave Comcast-TWC'

Forbes - The big unknown is whether it has won over the government. More than 64,000 comments have been filed with the FCC, a stunning number, and many likely echo the concerns of îConsumers Unionî and Common Cause:...

August 29, 2014 PGA golf tour coming to Opelika next year

Knoxville News Sentinel - OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - The PGA Tour is coming to Alabama next year. The new tournament will be played July 13-18, 2015, at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National in Opelika. Shaving product...

August 29, 2014 TransAlta Appoints Mr. Thomas Jenkins to its Board of Directors

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

August 29, 2014 Bestretirementdestinations.com Declares Dataw Island as the Best South Carolina Destination for July 2014

FOX Carolina - The independent authority on retirement, bestretirementdestinations.com, has named Dataw Island the best South Carolina retirement facility for July 2014. Dataw Island was selected due to their effective...

August 29, 2014 Russian fund with US advisers eludes sanctions

Fostoria Review Times - Along with its team of Russian managers, the fundâs international advisory board includes private equity executives Stephen Schwarzman of îThe Blackstone Groupî LP, Leon Black of Apollo...

August 29, 2014 What Are the Economic Consequences of Climate Change'

The Atlantic - A new report from the îPartnership for Resilience and Environmental Preparednessî provides detailed guidelines on how companies might assess the resilience of their supply chains to climate disruptions,...

August 29, 2014 Animal disease monitoring critical in preventing transmission of diseases to humans, heath body says

thenewage.co.za - NEW DELHI: "Animal health remains one the weakest links in terms of how the world deals with disease risks," said îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî chief veterinary officer,...

August 29, 2014 Herefordshire Council needs a new insurance deal as claims rise

Ledbury Reporter - Marsh recommended placing contracts for cover with four firms - AIG, HSB, Zurich Municipal and îQBEî. If approved, the new arrangements are estimated to make £13,000 worth of savings in...

August 29, 2014 U.S. judge in Stockton bankruptcy case extends trial to late May

Yahoo Finance - SACRAMENTO, May 15 (Reuters) - The judge in the bankruptcy case for the city of Stockton, California, on Thursday extended the trial by a day to allow more time to hear argument in the case. On what initially was...

August 29, 2014 Improved reproducibility by assuring confidence in measurements in biomedical research

Nature - Irreproducibility' is symptomatic of a broader challenge in measurement in biomedical research. From the US îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî (NIST) perspective of rigorous metrology,...

August 29, 2014 Senior defence officer's bungalow catches fire in Camp

Mid Day - So we took no chances and rushed 3 fire tenders and îone waterî tanker to the spot." "The AC wiring in one of the rooms was found burnt, from which we have concluded that the fire was caused due to a short...

August 29, 2014 Equity markets boosting assets at Dutch investment funds, regulator says

Investment Pensions Europe - The combined assets of Dutch investment funds increased by 4.5%, or â¬29.3bn, to a new record of almost â¬700bn over the second quarter, due in particular to rising equity markets,...

August 29, 2014 Fort Lauderdale General Employees goes passive with SSgA

Pensions & Investments - Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) General Employeesâ Retirement System hired îState Street Global Advisorsî to run $40 million in passive domestic large-cap growth equities, said David Desmond,...

August 29, 2014 European Stocks See Cautious Rebound -- Update

Inside Fidelity - Rebounding marginally from a day-earlier drop, which was triggered by a sudden intensification of the Eastern European conflict, the îStoxxî Europe 600 rose 0.1%, in line with France's CAC 40 and the...

August 29, 2014 What Warren Buffett will earn on his $3 billion Tim Hortons' investment

Finance Yahoo - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is providing $3 billion worth of îpreferred equityî financing for Burger King's merger with Tim Hortons. Buffett's return on that cash will be 9%. On a conference...

August 29, 2014 French Market Marginally Higher

Realtime Business News - Economists had expected growth to slow to 10.2 percent. The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks is gaining 0.15 percent, while the îStoxxî Europe 50 index, which...

August 29, 2014 OIG: Certified EHRs aren't so secure

Healthcare IT News - The report sheds light on the EHR certification procedure in its current form, which involves oversight from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, and includes the îNational Institute of...

August 29, 2014 FSIS Enhances Food Safety Protections for Ground Beef

United States Department of Agriculture - Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agricultureâs îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî (FSIS) announced new procedures that will allow the agency to trace contaminated...

August 29, 2014 European Stocks Little Changed as AstraZeneca Rises, Tesco Falls

Economia e Finanza con Bloomberg - Aug. 29 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks were little changed, with the îStoxxî Europe 600 Index heading for its first monthly gain since May, as drugmakers rallied, offsetting a plunge...

August 29, 2014 Williams-Sonoma Dips On Downbeat Q3 Forecast; Signet Jewelers Shares Jump

Benzinga - Eurozone European shares were lower today. The eurozoneâs îSTOXXî 600 dropped 0.66 percent, the Spanish Ibex Index slipped 1.06 percent, while Italyâs FTSE MIB Index declined 2.03 percent....

August 29, 2014 Canadian fund seeks clarity from governments on local infrastructure plans

Australian Financial Review - Canadaâs second-largest pension fund, La îCaisse de dépôt et placement du Québecî, has called on Australian governments to advance...

August 29, 2014 DDM Holding AG and DDM Treasury Sweden AB: Financial results January-June 2014

Yahoo Finance UK and Ireland - DDM Holding AG (Nasdaq OMX First North: DDM), a leading multinational investor and manager of îdistressed assetsî, and its subsidiary DDM Treasury Sweden AB (publ) today announced their...

August 29, 2014 Limited Perspectives: New Mexico Ups Target Allocation for Private Equity

pevc.dowjones.com - (c) 2014 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. The îNew Mexico State Investment Councilî authorized increasing the target allocations for private equity and real assets for the roughly $14 billion Land...

August 29, 2014 Grain Highlights: Top Stories of the Day

NASDAQ - îMonsantoî Co. and DuPont Co. aim to raise prices for their newest and best-performing varieties of seeds next year, though in some cases the increases may be smaller than in past years, senior executives...

August 29, 2014 Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Offers Perspective on Broader Impact of Mexico's Landmark Energy Reforms

PennEnergy - AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - August 11, 2014) - With final Congressional approvals now in place, Mexico and President Enrique Peña Nieto can begin celebrating the passage of the secondary legislation...

August 29, 2014 Falcon Ridge housing development mismanaged from the start

Estes Park Trail Gazette - We, the property owners in The Neighborhood subdivision of îEstes Parkî, would like to publicly express our opinion ... One piece of evidence: The new îUN-Waterî fact-sheet (May...

August 29, 2014 Ban Ki-moon, SBY Call for Greater Tolerance at UN Forum in Bali

The Jakarta Globe - Jakarta. îUnited Nationsî Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for peace and greater tolerance during his opening remarks of the Sixth Global Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations in Bali on...

August 29, 2014 Nick Xenophon's direct action amendments could help government meet emissions target: study

kiamaindependent.com.au - The findings of the îRepuTexî study suggest that if a deal is struck with the Senate cross-bench to pass Senator Xenophon's amendments to Direct Action then the likely emissions reductions...

August 29, 2014 Hong Kong to hold roadshows for first sukuk issue next week

Gulf News - Hong Kong: Hong Kongâs government will hold investor meetings next week for its maiden Islamic bond issue, a spokeswoman for the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî said on Thursday. A meeting will be...

August 29, 2014 There They Go Again

Eastern Group Publications - Two week ago, the îCalPERSî Board ignored the action by the Governor and the legislature last year and again spiked pension benefits for public employees by approving 99 new types of extra...

August 29, 2014 Utilities companies shares up at the close of trading

Fox Business - NEW YORK â Shares of some top utilities companies were up at the close of trading: îAmerican Electric Powerî Co. rose $.17 or .3 percent, to $53.32. Consolidated Edison Inc. Holding Co. rose $.59...

August 29, 2014 SME and 3D Systems Announce Formation of Advisory Board for M.Lab21 Education Initiative

TMCnet - Deloitte and the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî. The advisory committee will assist, support, provide leadership and advocate for the M.Lab21 initiative. Drawing on a wealth of expertise and...

August 29, 2014 Two Chinese firms among potential bidders for STATS ChipPac

Reuters - STATS ChipPAC, which has a market value of $1.2 billion and is majority owned by state investor îTemasekî îHoldingsî [TEM.UL], identified Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology Co and Tianshui...

August 29, 2014 Network Rail joins the public sector: but don't call it 'nationalisation'

theguardian.com - We recognise that, for Network Rail, it will mean greater îaccountabilityî and transparency to parliament, taxpayers and fare payers, who rightly deserve to better understand the value of their...

August 29, 2014 Greater Manchester appoints managers to £600m equity framework

Investment Pensions Europe - Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) has appointed three managers to a global equity framework agreement potentially worth £600m (â¬753.5m), doubling the number of potential...

August 29, 2014 Two Russian banks ask for state support as sanctions weigh

Reuters - The government has already said it would spend 239 billion roubles ($6.6 billion) from the îNational Wealth Fundî (NWF), which collects oil revenues, to buy out preferred shares of VTB and Rosselkhozbank to...

August 29, 2014 Herefordshire Council needs a new insurance deal as claims rise

Hereford Times - Marsh recommended placing contracts for cover with four firms - AIG, HSB, Zurich Municipal and îQBEî. If approved, the new arrangements are estimated to make £13,000 worth of savings in...

August 29, 2014 Topic matches for "blair community schools"

Washington County Pilot Tribune Enterprise - Blair Community Schools staff members have mailed the Nebraska State îAccountabilityî (NeSA) test results for the 2013-14 school year to parents after they were released...

August 29, 2014 Bloomberg: Boomer Debt Dents Reverse Mortgage Potential

Reverse Mortgage Daily - The share of Americans age 65 and older with mortgage debt rose to 30% in 2011, up from 22% in 2001, according to a May analysis by the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî cited by...

August 29, 2014 RobecoSAM Smart Materials Fund A (GBP)

City Wire - He studied at RSM Erasmus University and the University of St. Gallen. His financial career began at îSustainable Asset Managementî in August 2007, where he manages the SAM Smart Materials Fund. Pieter...

August 29, 2014 Pension fund for ING produces 14% first-half return

Investment Pensions Europe - Over the first six months of 2014, fixed income holdings returned 18.2%, outperforming the benchmark by a considerable margin, the îStichting Pensioenfondsî ING said. Its 17.7% equity...

August 29, 2014 NARCA President to Serve on CFPB Consumer Advisory Board

northforkvue.com - National Association of Retail Collection Attorneyâs President Joann Needleman has been appointed to serve on the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauîâs (CFPB) Consumer Protection...

August 29, 2014 Taiwan-Based Streaming Music Service KKBOX Raises $104M To Expand Overseas

TechCrunch - that it has raised $104 million from Singapore GIC (formerly known as the îGovernment of Singapore Investment Corporationî). KKBOX co-founder and CEO Chris Lin said that the funds will be used to develop...

August 29, 2014 Pakistan: Impunity Marks Global Day for Disappeared

Human Rights Watch - Despite clear rulings from the Pakistan Supreme Court in 2013 demanding justice for victims of enforced disappearances, as well as recommendations from the îUnited Nationsî Working Group on...

August 29, 2014 Food Industry Association Plans to Make GRAS More Transparent

Food Safety News - The îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî (GMA) is taking steps to make food additives more transparent. The trade organization, representing more than 300 food, beverage and consumer product...

August 29, 2014 Why Would A Bank Want To Help Again'

Yahoo Finance - Last week, Goldman Sachs (GS) said it agreed to pay $3.15 billion to repurchase mortgage-backed securities from îFannie Maeî (FNMA) and îFreddie Macî (FMCC) as part of a settlement with the...

August 29, 2014 Washington Times picks up on discrimination, retaliation allegations at CFPB

Housing Wire - The Washington Times on Wednesday published a well-reported, well-written, detailed account of the allegations of racial discrimination, retaliation, mismanagement and hostility at the îConsumer Financial...

August 29, 2014 Blog: Reducing college costs to reduce student debt

Star Courier - Outstanding student loan debt has now reached $1.2 trillion dollars according to 2013 estimates from the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî. Yet there are ways to help reduce the amount a family or...

August 29, 2014 Indian Educationist Advocates Change In Educational Content

Silicon India - îUNITED NATIONSî: In the wake of widespread conflict and violence across the world, renowned Indian educationist Jagdish Gandhi is advocating the need for overhauling educational content to help...

August 29, 2014 Five-day EI and IDA trade mission to Australia targeting financial services, ICT and healthcare opportunities

Business and Leadership - âThere are over 35 Australian companies in Ireland, employing over 1,600 people, which include leading names such as Resmed, Macquarie, Computershare and îQBEî,â said John Conlon,...

August 29, 2014 Credit Rater Profits Spared In SEC Rules That Police Conflicts

Financial Advisor Magazine - The Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday completed its rules to rein in companies including Moodyâs Investors Service, McGraw Hill Financial Inc.âs Standard & Poorâs and...

August 29, 2014 DDM Holding Publishes Its Half-Year Report 2014 (January-June 2014)

Wallstreet:online - During the period, DDM has made a voluntary amendment in its accounting policy. Previously, the îdistressed assetsî were recognised at cost less amortisation. Under the new accounting policy, these...

August 29, 2014 Pending Home Sales Index Jumps 3.3% Amid Low Mortgage Rates, Strong Demand

The Mortgage Reports - FHA loans are available in all 50 states and FHA mortgage rates are often as low -- or lower -- than comparable 30-year rates via îFannie Maeî or îFreddie Macî, both of which...

August 29, 2014 Fitch Releases Report on Los Angeles, CA

Yahoo Finance - îFitch Ratingsî has published a report on Los Angeles, CA. The report is available at 'www.îfitchratingsî.com'. Additional information is available at 'www.îfitchratingsî.com'....

August 29, 2014 Homeowners sue Philly D.A. over seizure of property

Philly - Critics say those numbers create a îclear profitî motive for city prosecutors to pursue forfeiture actions at all costs. "There is no question that Philadelphia has an aggressive civil forfeiture program that...

August 29, 2014 Thunderstorm expensive for insurance companies

Sveriges Radio - Most of the claims come from Stockholm, that suffered flooding and heavy rains. But insurance companies îFolksamî, If and Länsförsäkringar also report...

August 29, 2014 PGA Tour coming to Opelika next year

Knoxville News Sentinel - OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - The PGA Tour is coming to Alabama next year. The new tournament will be played July 13-18, 2015, at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National in Opelika. Shaving product...

August 29, 2014 New partnership with UNEP

Evironmental Expert - We are proud to announce that econ industries now is an official partner of the îUnited Nationsî îEnvironmental Programmeî UNEP in the areas âmercury cell chlor alkali...

August 29, 2014 Fitch Affirms Office Depot de Mexico's IDRs at 'BB+'; Outlook Stable

StreetInsider - MONTERREY, Mexico--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed the following ratings of Office Depot de Mexico S.A. de C.V. (ODM): --Foreign currency long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'BB+';...

August 29, 2014 Food industry to be more open about ingredient safety

Des Moines Register - In an effort touted as a way to boost transparency, the îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî said the initiative will give the Food and Drug Administration access to a database of reviews...

August 29, 2014 Markets Live: Qantas flies high

Sydney Morning Herald - îQBEî was up 1.1 per cent and Telstra 0.2 per cent after the two companies recently traded ex-dividend. 4:14pm: Dalian iron ore futures are still down 2.5 per cent, indicating further pressure...

August 29, 2014 As stocks pass a milestone, investors wonder if it's time to sell. The bull and bear cases

Fox Business - The bears argue that, with the îStandard and Poor'sî 500 index closing above 2,000 on Wednesday, stocks already reflect years of future profit gains. And that forecast is suspect anyway given that so...

August 29, 2014 UPDATE 1-Foreign cenbanks' U.S. Treasuries holding rise above $3 trillion

Reuters - Meanwhile, foreign central banks' holdings of debt issued by mortgage agencies îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî edged up $16 million to $285.934 billion in the latest week, Fed data showed. This...

August 29, 2014 HSBC, Nomura Lose Bid to Block U.S. Regulator Lawsuits

Bloomberg - U.S. District Judge Denise Cote today reaffirmed earlier rulings that claims by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which sued the banks over residential mortgage-backed securities issued to îFannie Maeî...

August 29, 2014 Ukraine Tensions Spur U.S. Stock Futures Downward

NASDAQ - U.S. stock futures fell to overnight lows following reports of a resurgence in tensions between Ukraine and Russia. The îStoxxî Europe 600 fell 0.8%, while Germany's DAX sank 1.3%. Russia's Micex fell 2.6% In...

August 29, 2014 German Market Up Despite Unimpressive Data

Realtime Business News - Economists had expected growth to slow to 10.2 percent. The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks is gaining 0.15 percent, while the îStoxxî Europe 50 index, which...

August 29, 2014 The Democracy Initiative: A national campaign caught fire

People's World - The filibusters also blocked Obama nominees for other key posts, including the new îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî and the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as dozens of federal judges....

August 29, 2014 Cover-All Recognized as a Leading Policy Vendor in Celent Deal Trends Report for Second Consecutive Year

Yahoo Finance - The robust functionality and in-depth insurance knowledge inherent to Cover-Allâs products have resulted in a number of wins in 2013, including selections by Triple S, Antilles, Allied World, Cooperativa,...

August 29, 2014 Clean-Tech Companies Among 2015 Tech Pioneers

Environmental Leader - As Technology Pioneers, the companies have demonstrated the ability to harness creativity to design and create transformative products and technologies, the îWorld Economic Forumî says. The...

August 29, 2014 JOHN REAVES & LEN HERING: Major fossil fuel companies are seeing the need for climate action

bakersfieldcalifornian.com - Furthermore, BP cites the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî reports as evidence of climate change. ConocoPhillips says burning fossil fuels can lead to climate disruption....

August 29, 2014 Hawaii ERS gains 17.4% for fiscal year

Pensions & Investments - îHawaii Employees' Retirement Systemî, Honolulu, returned 17.4% for the fiscal year ended June 30, slightly below its policy benchmark of 17.5%, said Vijoy Chattergy, chief investment...

August 29, 2014 Back-to-School Guide

TMCnet - (î3BL Mediaî Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SOURCE: Recyclebank DESCRIPTION:From shopping to your daily routine, this guide will help you keep your Back to School season easy and green. Check out these tips from...

August 29, 2014 Fuel-cell maker Hydrogenics expects first-ever profit this year

Globe and Mail - Speculation has mounted about the îsustainabilityî of their business models even as ... had expected Hydrogenics to report a loss of 26 cents per share, according to îThomson Reutersî...

August 29, 2014 Honeybees play a vital role in the agricultural industry

Source: Phys.org

Honeybees are responsible for pollinating agricultural crops that make up one-third of our diet, including fruits and vegetables. They're the cornerstones of heart-healthy and cancer prevention diets," says Gloria...

August 29, 2014 Walker & Dunlop Structures $72.2M in Financing for 1,000-Unit M-F Portfolio

Commercial Property Executive - Long known as a leading îFannie Maeî DUS, îFreddie Macî Program Plus and MAP- and LEAN-approved FHA lender, Walker & Dunlop has been broadening its horizons over the...

August 29, 2014 Erdogan's first term as Turkish president: 4 things to watch for

The Christian Science Monitor - The credit rating agency îMoodyâsî last month estimated annual growth of 2.5 to 3.5 percent over a year to the end of 2015, below the governmentâs 4 percent target....

August 29, 2014 Fitch Publishes Food, Beverage, Tobacco and Consumer Stats Report

Yahoo Finance - îFitch Ratingsî has published its quarterly report: 'Food, Beverage, Tobacco and Consumer Stats - First-Quarter 2014'. This report provides a summary of individual companies' operating and credit...

August 29, 2014 TOP NEWS: New Tesco CEO To Get Early Start On Trolley Load Of Issues

TMCnet - which clears the way for a trial of HSBC over residential mortgage-backed securities sold to îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî, Bloomberg reported Thursday.-----Barclays has committed USD275 million...

August 29, 2014 New Mexico PERA lines up custodian search

Pensions & Investments - îNew Mexico Public Employees Retirement Associationî, Santa Fe, is expected to launch an RFP for a custodian on Sept. 2, said Jonathan Grabel, chief investment officer for the $14.5...

August 29, 2014 The California Drought is Making Life Pretty Rough for Bees

Source: Care2

Traditionally, California has been one of the top producers of honey. Now, however, with fewer crops on account of the drought, honeybees have had fewer places to forage, and they’re producing much less honey because of it. Since...

August 29, 2014 European stocks advance, EZ CPI eyed

Forex Street - The îStoxxî Europe 600 rose 0.24% to 341.87 in early trade. The index gained 1.7% this week, helped by expectations of ECB easing measures. As for country-specific indexes the UK FTSE climbed 0.14%. The...

August 29, 2014 Premarket: Europe stocks pare gains as aluminum rises, ruble falls

Globe and Mail - The ruble weakened as the conflict between Russia and Ukraine worsened. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index climbed less than 0.1 per cent at 10:54 a.m. in London today, and futures on the Standard &...

August 29, 2014 PGA golf tour coming to Opelika next year

Charlotte Observer - OPELIKA, Ala. The PGA Tour is coming to Alabama next year. The new tournament will be played July 13-18, 2015, at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National in Opelika. Shaving product company...

August 29, 2014 Brazil considers transgenic trees

Nature - âThey have become the target of very intensive and emotionally charged debate particularly among the NGOs and nature constituencies,â says Walter Kollert, a forestry officer with the îFood and...

August 29, 2014 MOVES- Credit Suisse, Direct Line, Colliers, Eastspring Investments

Reuters - îCREDIT SUISSE GROUPî AG Credit Suisse has poached leveraged finance banker ... appointed Jonathan Mills as head of its îinvestmentî business in the North West. Mills joins Colliers from Jones...

August 29, 2014 Click here for: Tuesday, August 12

Talk Radio News Service - Kansas raised $273 million in 2009 and 2010 by selling bonds for several state agencies, including the îKansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî which at the time was the second-most...

August 29, 2014 S&P: Greater investment to raise Peru's credit rating

peruthisweek.com - Improved effectiveness of the Peruvian government, along with greater investment in the countryâs physical infrastructure, could improve the sovereignâs financial profile, the credit ratings agency...

August 29, 2014 Pipeline Company Funds Safety Education

Training a new wave of safety inspectors DESCRIPTION:When Dale O?Dwyer thinks about work, safety is the first thing that comes to mind. That?s because he heads up Prince Rupert Gas Transmission (PRGT) Project?s safety department,...

August 29, 2014 Waikato coach rings changes for big Harbour clash

wlg.stuff.co.nz - Coach Johnny Walters has made nine changes to his starting XV for the crossover match at îQBEî Stadium. It features a whole new front row, with props Loni Uhila and Ben Tameifuna returning, and...

August 29, 2014 Lowe's Earnings Review: Spring Sales Boost Q2 Results, But Slow Q1 Weighs On Full-Year Outlook

NASDAQ - According to îFreddie Macî, the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage declined to 4.13% in July from 4.43% in January and 4.37% in July last year. Potential home buyers have looked to take advantage...

August 29, 2014 Santander offloads Cepsa stake to MidEast group

Euro2day - Santander, Spain's biggest bank, said on Tuesday it had agreed to sell its 32.5 per cent stake in oil refiner Cepsa to the îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî (IPIC) of Abu Dhabi for...

August 29, 2014 Food Fights: The Contested Terrain of the American Dinner Plate

Truth Out - Everyone knows that the American fast-food diet is broken. The film Super Size Me and îEric Schlosserî's book Fast Food Nation have entered the mainstream. But there is still major disagreement about what...

August 29, 2014 China Offers Few Investment Opportunities

Morningstar - âThree quarters of the îMSCIî China index is made up of banks and state owned ... are similar which means the likelihood of a correction is high. Plus I question the îsustainabilityî of...

August 29, 2014 Consumer Packaged Goods Companies Must Plan for a Digital Future, Says New Study Prepared for GMA

TMCnet - (Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- The îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî issued the following news release: Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies need to plan for a...

August 29, 2014 MSRB Announces New Officers and Board Members for Fiscal Year 2015

Press Release Point - Alexandria, VA â The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) today announced new officers and Board of Directors members who will begin their terms on October 1, 2014. The Board makes policy...

August 29, 2014 In RM6b plan to save MAS, Khazanah keeps Ahmad Jauhari another year, culls 6,000 jobs

Yahoo News Malaysia - majority-shareholder îKhazanah Nasional Berhadî announced today. Khazanah managing director Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar also said the airline will be delisted from Bursa Malaysia by year end. He added...

August 29, 2014 Clarkson University to Host Blade Testing Webinar

Clarkson - How to rapidly move early stage technologies to market The presenters of the program will be the Clarkson University Blade Test Facility (BTF), îIntertekî/ Center for Evaluation of Clean Energy Technology...

August 29, 2014 Zurik: Why Walter Reed may be looking forward to retirement - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

6 WECT - If you work full-time hours and get company benefits, then one of those benefits is likely a retirement savings account â a 401(k), for instance, in which you contribute some money from each paycheck and your...


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