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December 18, 2015 TBLI CONFERENCE SERIES 2015

Source: TBLI Group

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

July 22, 2015 Summer in the City 3rd Annual CSR Investing Summit

Source: S-Network Global Indexes

The Summer in the City 3rd Annual CSR Investing Summit is an all-day conference offering the opportunity to discuss experiences and viewpoints on how to define, manage, and measure responsible investing. The conference includes...[more]

June 19, 2015 G&A Institute Supports Summit at Nasdaq on ESG and Company Performance

Source: Skytop Strategies

On June 19, Skytop Strategies presents “ESG Summit,” a full-day conference on the value of environmental, social and governance factors in company performance, featuring G&A Institute supporting as strategic partner. Hosted at...[more]

June 1, 2015 Sustainable Brands Expands Networking Hub Designed to Accelerate the Exchange of Tools and Ideas among Business Leaders

Source: Sustainable Brands

Sustainable Brands® recently announced the expansion of the Activation Hub at SB’15 San Diego, June 1-4, 2015 at Paradise Point Resort & Spa. As a central networking hub, this action-centered environment will serve as an ideation...[more]

April 14, 2015 How Business Can Tackle Deforestation

Source: Innovation Forums

Part of a global series of anti-deforestation meetings, the Washington forum is designed to be an annual meeting place that discusses the trends, debates the issues, connects the key players and drives change. Through an...[more]

March 30, 2015 ESG, SRI & Impact Investing Summit

Source: Financial Research Associates

Attend Financial Research Associates’ conference on ESG, SRI & Impact Investing on March 30-31 in New York City to get the latest information from thought leaders in this unique investment space. Through in-depth research with a...[more]

March 28, 2015 The St. Clair and Detroit: A tale of two rivers, Part X

Voice News - "We were out at the site last week," said Rose Ellison, an îEPAî environmental scientist working out of the Grosse Ile office. "We have a proposal out to contractors now for the project." The drain is the...

March 28, 2015 JP Morgan and Its Diversified Funding Sources

Yahoo Finance - On the other hand, interest cost is highest for time deposits. Of its remaining 47% non-deposit-funded assets, over a quarter are funded by common and îpreferred equityî. And, more than one third of...

March 28, 2015 Swedish Government Pension Appoints Minister as CEO

aiCIO - Jens Henriksson, chairman of KPA and CEO of insurance company îFolksamî, said Thedéen was âa very capable personâ with experience in several areas. Prior to joining the finance...

March 28, 2015 Does 18F Pass the Bechdel Test for Tech'

Gizmodo - EITI - This site and open data portal supports the President's Open Gov Partnership National Action Plan commitment to the îExtractive Industries Transparency Initiativeî. Midas - A platform that facilitates...

March 28, 2015 Cross-border capital inflows surge in China, exodus rumors groundless

中æ¶çµå­æ¥ - The surge reversed the capital net outflow which occurred between August-December last year, according to Wang Yungui, an official of the îState...

March 28, 2015 Maryland center helps grow cybersecurity workforce

Providence Business News - The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is a partnership of the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî, the state of Maryland, and the county of Montgomery, Md., where the...

March 28, 2015 Editorial: U.S. must boost R&D or fall behind

Carlsbad Current-Argus - the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî Scientific and Technical Research; and the Department of Energy Office of Science. Support for research should be a non-partisan goal, but...

March 28, 2015 U.S. auto safety chief says Takata more forthcoming on air bags

Reuters - I'm not sure they're far enough yet," he said at a meeting of the îConsumer Federation of Americaî. Roseking, a former member of the National Transportation Safety Board, took NHTSA's helm in December amid...

March 28, 2015 Fitch Affirms Wachovia 2005-C22

Business Wire - The loan was transferred to îspecial servicingî in March 2010 for imminent default. Property performance declined as a result of decreased tourism and travel in the Las Vegas market. A receiver was...

March 28, 2015 Virginia Company to Lead Nation in Using Revolutionary Regulation A+ to Raise Capital, Offer More to Investors

StreetInsider - Allegiancy immediately announced that it will file with the SEC to offer $30 million to $50 million in îpreferred equityî securities under the new rules as soon as the rules go into effect. That will...

March 28, 2015 Neogen CEO adopts 10b5-1 Trading Plan

MLive - The company's Food Safety îDivisionî markets dehydrated culture media and diagnostic test kits to detect îfoodborneî îbacteriaî, natural toxins, food allergens, drug residues, plant...

March 28, 2015 2015 Elections: Nigeria Got N1.2bn Financial Assistance From UN, Says Envoy

The Street Journal - Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas, the îUnited Nationsî (UN) Secretary-Generalâs High Level Representative to Nigeria, has said that the UN provided about 60 million dollars (N1.2 billion) to ensure...

March 28, 2015 Fitch Downgrades One Distressed Class of MLMT 2005-CIP1

Yahoo Finance - A detailed list of rating actions follows at the end of this press release. The downgrade reflects further certainty regarding losses to loans in îspecial servicingî. KEY RATING DRIVERS Fitch modeled...

March 28, 2015 U.S. Boosts Aid in Saudi-Led Fight To Defeat Rebel Force in Yemen

Wall Street Journal - They took over government in Sanâa in February, leading Mr. Hadi to flee to Aden. The îUnited Nationsî, the U.S. and other world powers called on the Houthis to leave Sanâa and have...

March 28, 2015 Soybeans cut swath through wheat belt in Western Canada

West Central Tribune - îMonsantoî Co. expects Canadian farmers to sow 5.8 million acres this year, up from 5.6 million in 2014, with Ontario the biggest grower, said Cornie Thiessen, who leads the agricultural...

March 28, 2015 Quinn, Dykoff Spar At Lacey Township Committee Meeting

Patch - âYou have to start at the top,â Quinn said. îStandard and Poorâsî in February lowered the Lacey Township school districtâs long-term rating due to its overall weakened financial...

March 28, 2015 Cause of Reiche student illness unknown

Portland Press Herald - The Maine îCenter for Disease Controlî said a sample of the food that may have made 22 students sick at Reiche School was sent to the U.s. Centers for Disease Control for testing, but the cause...

March 28, 2015 Avue: The first certified Federal Human Resource Line of Business provider to be approved as FedRAMP Compliant

TMCnet.com - FedRAMP is the result of close collaboration with cybersecurity and cloud experts from the General Services Administration (GSA), îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî (NIST), Department of...

March 28, 2015 Rev. Howard S. Nichols Sr., South Side pastor from musical family, dead at 78

Chicago Sun Times - Marva Griffin recalled his care packages when she attended Louisianaâs Grambling State University. âHe would always send me a big box of îFannie Maeî Pixies,â she said. âWe...

March 28, 2015 France in UN push for new peace talks

Sky News - France plans to begin talks at the îUnited Nationsî on a new Security Council resolution to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says. Fabius told reporters at UN...

March 28, 2015 Local preparers not seeing increase in taxpayers deferring income tax fees

The Augusta Chronicle - According to The Associated Press, the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî has heard consumer complaints about refund anticipation checks that center on advertising, quality of service or...

March 28, 2015 Wilderness Committee blasts decision to expand peat mine

Winnipeg Free Press - The Wilderness Committee says the provinceâs own peat land mining report, commissioned through the îInternational Institute for Sustainable Developmentî, showed no definite strategy to help...

March 28, 2015 Saudi-led air strikes target fresh Houthi advance on Aden: residents

Reuters - A îUnited Nationsî source said more than 100 international U.N. staff were being evacuated and were expected to relocate to several countries including Jordan. îUnited Nationsî Special envoy...

March 28, 2015 Roundup: Coal in Decline

dailyyonder.com - Not everyone is convinced that coal is dead, though. ⦠Chiza Vitta, a credit analyst from îStandard and Poorâsî, said he did not believe coal was in a terminal decline, although...

March 28, 2015 Warren fires back at banks halting donations to Democrats

The Boston Globe - Warren and Schumer have been allies. Schumer was among the first to sponsor legislation Warren wrote to create the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî. > 1862

March 28, 2015 Massachusetts pension board to encourage corporate diversity

Charlotte Observer - The îPension Reserves Investment Management Boardî voted unanimously Thursday to adopt the new voting guidelines. Under the rule, the board will use its shareholder status in a company to vote...

March 28, 2015 Study of oil and gas activity in B.C. 'suggests' health risks low

Calgary Herald - New projections for economic growth from îthe Conference Boardî of Canada suggest Vancouver is poised ... Calvin Sandborn, legal director for the University of Victoria îEnvironmentalî Law...

March 28, 2015 SMALL CAP MOVERS: Things are looking up for North Sea oil stocks this week as Chancellor offers industry lifeline

This is Money - And some oil analysts believe the measures - whilst potentially too little, too late - could attract larger companies back to the North Sea and spur some sort of consolidation among otherwise îdistressed...

March 28, 2015 Fitch Affirms Nelnet 2009-2; Rating Outlook Stable

Insurance News Net - The following is from îFitch Ratingsî on March 20: îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed Nelnet Student Loan Trust Series 2009- 2 (Nelnet 2009-2) at 'AAAsf'. The Rating Outlook is Stable. KEY...

March 28, 2015 UN Security Council resolution maintains arms embargo on Libya

en.aswatmasriya.com - CAIRO, Mar 28 (Aswat Masriya) - The îUnited Nationsî Security Council unanimously passed on Friday a resolution calling for fighting the threats of terrorism in Libya in coordination with its...

March 28, 2015 Somalia police: Attack on hotel by al-Shabab extremists ended by troops; at least 17 dead

US News and World Report - Somalia's ambassador to Switzerland and Permanent Representative to the îUnited Nationsî Office in Geneva, Yusuf Bari-Bari was among those killed in the attack, said Somali President Hassan...

March 28, 2015 Lieutenant Governor Attending NAIC National Conference in Arizona

stcroixsource.com - Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter will be out of the territory from March 27 to April 1 to attend the îNational Association of Insurance Commissionersî (NAIC) Spring Conference. The conference will host...

March 28, 2015 ING releases proxy materials for 2015 AGM

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

March 28, 2015 Maximizing our handprint - Outotec's sustainability report 2014 published

GlobeNewswire - For this reason I am very happy for Outotec being included again in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and amongst the most sustainable companies on îCorporate Knightsî' Global 100 list. This motivates...

March 28, 2015 Andrew A. Rosenberg: Transparency in science is a must

The Providence Journal - Transparency can and should be the norm for science. Andrew A. Rosenberg directs the Center for Science and Democracy at the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî. He has served on the U.S. National...

March 28, 2015 Fed no. 2: Regulation is a 'cat and mouse game'

Washington Examiner - Asset management is just one aspect of the so-called shadow banking system, which is a nebulous concept but is generally thought to also include some large insurance companies and the government-sponsored...

March 28, 2015 Big data to serve as credit check for China's internet finance industry

中æ¶çµå­æ¥ - The participants included Xie Ping, vice president of îChina Investment Corporationî, Levin Zhu, former CEO of China International Capital...

March 28, 2015 Leader presses Nigerians for peace at polls today

NWA Online - "It's just healthy that they approach this as an exercise of the rights of Nigerians to choose their government and not as a war," said Mohammed Ibn Chambas, the îUnited Nationsî secretary-general's...

March 28, 2015 Statement From Ronnie Cummins on Reintroduction of Federal Bill to Kill States' Rights to GMO Labeling Laws

Truth Out - Finland, Minnesota - The îOrganic Consumers Associationî (OCA) issued the following statement today in response to plans by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) to reintroduce a federal bill to preempt states' rights...

March 28, 2015 Must Reads of the Week: Remembering Lee Kuan Yew, Conflict Minerals in India, and More

Council on Foreign Relations - âEven in Singapore the model may not long outlast its creator. Singaporeans are having few children and ageing fast. The government faces demands for more social spending. Growth depends on...

March 28, 2015 Solar Energy Lights Up in Latin America

Truth Out - The îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî (UCS), however, aptly proposes that large solar plants be built in areas with poor soil, in order to limit their negative impact on Latin America's agricultural business...

March 28, 2015 Pacific alliance: Latin quarters

lawgazette.co.uk - NHG recently advised Grupo Sura, one of Colombiaâs biggest financial groups, on the acquisition of Mexican life insurer Primero Seguros Vida; and US insurance group îAssurantî on an equity...

March 28, 2015 Investment In ServicePower's Connected Field Service Management Platform Sees Momentum Grow In 2014

Field Technologies Online - ServicePower, the acknowledged leader in Optimisation Technology, provides an innovative global, fully mobilised field service management software platform used by field service organisations such as...

March 28, 2015 The Tragic Plights of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Teen Ink - The following links are among the best groups working in conservation today with projects that directly impact wildlife: African Wildlife Foundation, World Wildlife Fund , îConservation Internationalî , and...

March 28, 2015 Ban Ki-moon says UN talks only chance to prevent long Yemen conflict

Thomson Reuters Foundation - SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, March 28 (Reuters) - îUnited Nationsî Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told an Arab heads-of-state summit on Saturday that the only way to prevent a protracted...

March 28, 2015 Decent Employment Opportunities for Young People in Rural Africa

Inter Press Service - In an effort to reap this demographic dividend and attract young people into the agri-food sector, the New Partnership for Africaâs Development (NEPAD) and the îFood and Agriculture Organization...

March 28, 2015 Nigeria: Police Commission, Cleen Foundation Partner On Election Sensitisation

AllAfrica - TO ensure maximum service delivery of the Police in the 2015 elections beginning in the country today, the Police Service Commission held a sensitisation programme for members of the public on the mandate of the...

March 28, 2015 UN: Yemen strikes legitimate but peaceful solution needed

egyptindependent.com - The îUnited Nationsî has suggested that the Saudi-led air strikes on Houthi rebels in Yemen are legitimate, being requested by the countryâs internationally-recognized president, but...

March 28, 2015 Yemen's bombers see Aden as key

NWA Online - On his party website, Saleh proposed a cease-fire by the coalition, Hadi's forces and the Houthis -- without mentioning his own -- and a return to îUnited Nationsî-sponsored peace negotiations. But all...

March 28, 2015 Environmental group seeks greater protection for USDA scientists

Yahoo Finance - Roundup is made by îMonsantoî Co. The petition to the USDA presses the agency to adopt policies to prevent "political suppression or alteration of studies and to lay out clear procedures for...

March 28, 2015 Lucerne Capital Fund Bets on Europe

Barron's - Since inception in 2002, the fund is up 14.8% annualized, net of fees, through Feb. 28. It has trounced its benchmark, the îStoxxî Europe 600 Index, up a meager 2.1% a year during the same period....

March 28, 2015 1MDB abandons IPO, tries asset-stripping

freemalaysiatoday.com - KUALA LUMPUR: î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB), the trouble-stricken Ministry of Finance-owned company touted as a strategic investment arm, has abandoned its grand plans for an initial...

March 28, 2015 Mortgage complaint line brings attention to detail

The Real Deal - So hereâs the good news: Now you can rant and rave about this poor service for all to see. The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî is boosting the firepower of its complaint system, opening it...

March 28, 2015 "Rainwater Harvesting (Legally!)"

Colorado Springs Independent - a talk from Brad Lancaster on how to legally harvest rainwater and how it can be used, from solving erosion problems to hugelkultur and raingardens. From the Green Cities Coalition's îWater...

March 28, 2015 The simplest way to lose weight

News.com.au - Author and New York Times bestseller, îMichael Pollanî famously says âa little meat wonât kill you, though itâs better approached as a side dish than as a main.â > 1862

March 28, 2015 Miami Beach celebrates its 100th birthday

Daily Mail - The Florida coast has already seen 12 inches (30 centimeters) of sea rise since 1870, according to 2014 figures from the îWorld Resources Instituteî. Another nine to 24 inches are anticipated by 2060....

March 28, 2015 Palm gains on higher exports; weak global demand outlook hurts

Business Recorder - Data from îIntertekî Testing Services (ITS) showed Malaysian palm oil shipments between March 1-25 rose 3.5 percent to 856,474 tonnes, versus the same period in February, on higher Indian...

March 28, 2015 Educator becomes Ebola responder

KTVZ.com - Today, Katie Meyler might be meeting with Google executives or maybe giving a talk at the îUnited Nationsî about girls' education, poverty or Ebola. But just a few months ago, she was on the front lines...

March 28, 2015 Network squeeze: Controversies continue over narrow health plans

Modern Healthcare - It said in February that it will not make any further changes to network adequacy rules until the îNational Association of Insurance Commissionersî finishes work on a model law. Exchange plans will...

March 28, 2015 New Social Media Movement Curates the African American Experience

CSR Wire - CHARLOTTE, Mar. 17 /îCSRwireî/ - Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) launches, Wells Fargo Presents: The Untold Stories Collection (#MyUntold sm), a social media movement dedicated to sharing personal...

March 28, 2015 My View: Change is badly needed in Freeport

Freeport Journal Standard - Weâve seen hundreds of jobs lost in our community including MetLife, Honeywell, îQBEî and Titan Tire. As our jobs have left, our quality of life has decreased; our home values have...

March 28, 2015 MV FFA members presented awards, check

Mount Vernon News - Nathan McKee of Knox County was selected as a winner in Americaâs Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the îMonsantoî Fund. The program enrolls farmers for a chance to win $2,500, which is...

March 28, 2015 Minority mad at $20m loan for capacity building

Ghana Web - âIn 2012, the Public Interest îAccountabilityî Committee (PIAC) came out to say that an amount of GH¢112 million of Ghanaâs oil revenue had been used on capacity building, yet the...

March 28, 2015 In among the robots, veteran Toyota staffer says manual labor is key to success

The Business Insider - Despite brisk sales growth, Toyoda declared a 3-year freeze from 2012 on new factories, calling an "intentional pause" to ensure Toyota's expansion is measured and îsustainableî. "When I...

March 28, 2015 BlackBerry Q4 EPS Beats On Software Growth

Investors Business Daily - Analysts polled by îThomson Reutersî had expected the company to post a loss of ... Chen said the second half of the company's "turnaround focuses on stabilization of revenue with...

March 28, 2015 US stocks lift on takeover speculation as oil slides further

Brisbane Times - Biotechnology shares rebounded from a four-day drop. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index rose 0.3 percent and the euro was little changed at $1.09. The yield on 10-year Treasuries slid four basis points to...

March 28, 2015 FHFA: GSEs Completed Nearly 66,000 Foreclosure Prevention Actions in Q4

DSnews - îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî completed 65,900 foreclosure prevention actions in the fourth quarter of 2014, which included loan modifications, repayment plans, forbearance plans, short sales,...

March 28, 2015 One Asset launches Asean index

bangkokpost.com - One Asset Management Ltd and European index provider îStoxxî Limited have created the îStoxxî Asean Select Dividend 30 Index as a return benchmark for Asean investment. The index will...

March 28, 2015 Nestlé, SAB Miller Increase Revenue up to 20% with Supply Chain Improvements

Environmental Leader - Nestlé, SAB Miller and UPS are among the 25 companies that have increased their revenue as much as 20 percent and cut supply chain costs up to 16 percent by implementing sustainable supply...

March 28, 2015 Mike Brown backs Ian Ritchie claim that England's Six Nations performance was unacceptable despite impressive displays

Daily Mail - Brown works closely with GB Wheelchair Rugby and backs them as part of the Aviva Community fund. He has donated all of his îQBEî autumn international man of the series prize money to them in 2013 and also...

March 28, 2015 Federal regulations could soon be in place for payday lending companies

WRCB 3 Chattanooga - He says many short-term loans are trapping borrowers into a spiral of debt. The proposal will be overseen by the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî. The bureau wants rules to verify that...

March 28, 2015 Fitch Releases Updated Criteria for Analyzing Large Loans in U.S. CMBS; No Rating Impact

Insurance News Net - The following is from îFitch Ratingsî on March 20: îFitch Ratingsî has released an updated criteria report for analyzing large loans in U.S. CMBS transactions. There have been no...

March 28, 2015 Predicting pesticide loads more accurately

Phys.org - Rapeseed fields are protected from pests by plant protection products. New software from Fraunhofer IME can calculate how high the concentration in the adjacent body of water is. Credit: panthermedia/Katja Beetz The EU...

March 28, 2015 Calif. Governor Can't Make It Rain, But Can Make Relief Money Pour

NPR News - But influential lobbying groups like the îWestern Growersî Association said in a statement recently that "real relief can only come from an end to this drought and the regulatory policies that have...

March 28, 2015 Korean Media Uninterested in New Zealand Spying Revelations

The Diplomat - But there was one striking omission from the local media coverage: revelations that the New Zealand authorities had spied on a former South Korean trade minister when he was a candidate for the top job at the...

March 28, 2015 Survey Roundup: Unprepared for Disaster

The Wall Street Journal - Responsible Chains: A report from the îWorld Economic Forumî found companies that adopt socially responsible polices for how they manage their supply chains will increase revenue, lower...

March 28, 2015 Over 27,000 burial sites to open at Arlington next year

hawaiiarmyweekly.com - The so-called îMillennium Projectî is expanding the cemetery to the north, on 27 acres along the border with Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, according to Greg Hegge, Norfolk District project...

March 28, 2015 Markets: FTSE 100 slides further

Money Week - Financial stocks were among the worst performers. London Stock Exchange was the dayâs biggest faller, down 5.6%. Wealth manager îSchrodersî lost 4.1%, peer St Jamesâs Place fell 3.5% and...

March 28, 2015 Kids and Money: Bankruptcy is not the answer to student loan debt

Herald & Review - Hopefully, this initiative will build on existing college financial aid watchdog efforts by the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî and the Federal Trade Commission. Another benefit of the new...

March 28, 2015 'Indian economy is in bad shape in terms of trade networks'

Rediff India Abroad - Today, your economy is in bad shape in terms of trade networks. What about the trade facilitation agreement (TFA) that is being talked of in the îWorld Trade Organizationî' Don't you think India...

March 28, 2015 Costa Rica hits 75 days powered entirely by renewable energy

CNet - In terms of electricity coverage, Costa Rica supplied power to 99.4 percent of all households, second in the Americas only to Uruguay; and in terms of energy performance architecture, second only behind Colombia, according...

March 28, 2015 Arab Spring has 'negatively affected' Middle East Christians - Patriarch

Christian Today - The so-called "Arab Spring" has impacted "negatively" on Christians in the Middle East who face extortion, forced conversion or death, the îUnited Nationsî Security Council in New York was told...

March 28, 2015 Climate change not reason for extreme winters says study

International Business Times - Climate model simulations by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) have also showed similar results under global warming, indicating lower temperature variability,...

March 28, 2015 How they came up trumps

Deccan Herald - in Dubai and îThe Blackstone Groupî in Mumbai,â he said. After spending a number of years in various positions in the Tamil Nadu government, Kakarla Usha decided to enrol for the Post Graduate...

March 28, 2015 Fitch Downgrades Greece's IDRs to 'CCC'

Reuters - (The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, March 27 (Fitch) îFitch Ratingsî has downgraded Greece's Long-term foreign- and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) to 'CCC' from...

March 28, 2015 Chicago Bankruptcy Lawyer Richard Fonfrias Addresses Limitations of Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP)

marketwired.com - If the previous loan was not insured, îFannie Maeî says that the modified loan can't be insured. HARP will not allow a fixed-rate second mortgage or home equity loan to be paid off or refinanced....

March 28, 2015 Mortgage Rates Hold Ground As Markets Take a Breather

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...

March 28, 2015 Earth Hour 2015: Millions To Switch Off Lights For Global Annual Event

International Business Times - In a statement published on the Earth Hour website, the organization stated that the event is not an energy or carbon reduction exercise, but is âan initiative to encourage individuals,...

March 28, 2015 Regional meet on sustainable dairy development in Asia concludes

Times of India - Jointly organized by the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO), the Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia and the...

March 28, 2015 Schwab Foundation and Harvard Kennedy School Launch the First-Ever Executive Education Course for Late-Stage Social Entrepreneurs

Exchange Magazine - Funded by a donation from David Rubenstein, the Co-Founder of îThe Carlyle Groupî, the course is co-chaired by David Gergen, Co-Director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy...

March 28, 2015 Obama Vows to Continue Fight for Middle-Class Economics in Weekly Address

WBT - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî, created as part of that reform, has "already put $5 billion back in the pockets of more than 15 million families," Obama says. "This week, they took an important first...

March 28, 2015 School district consolidation bill draws mixed views

Herald Standard - There is also a 2007 report from the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee that was conducted by îStandard and Poorâsî, which noted while there might be some savings if some school districts...

March 28, 2015 America's biggest airlines are accusing Persian Gulf carriers of cheating

Vox - This is not a case that falls under îWorld Trade Organizationî jurisdiction. It's simply up to the American political process. If the US government wants to cancel the Open Skies agreement it can, and if it...

March 28, 2015 Trans-Pacific Partnership and Heinz/Kraft Merger Indicate Corporate Power Over People

Uprising - To learn more about this issue, visit foodandwaterwatch.org. GUEST: â¦Patrick Woodall, public policy analyst, researcher and advocate on economic justice issues in Washington, and coauthor of a book on the...

March 28, 2015 Expect Nifty to deliver 12-15% returns over several years: Neelkanth Mishra, Credit Suisse

Economic Times - If you compare India to other asset classes, if you look at India îMSCIî India price to earnings or the îMSCIî ... done so far and what those bids and payouts mean for the financial...

March 28, 2015 SolarEdge Surges in Trading Debut as IPO Raises $126 Million

Bloomberg - Total solar installations in the U.S. may reach almost 9 gigawatts in 2015, up from 6.3 gigawatts last year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî. âSolarEdge inverters target...

March 28, 2015 EPA: 2013 MY Vehicles are 1.4 MPG cleaner than they need to be *UPDATE

Autoblog - Don Anair, the research and deputy director of the Clean Vehicles program at the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî, said in a statement that, "On average, vehicles are a full year ahead of where they need to...

March 28, 2015 ND House passes bill that could spoil health insurance deal with Sanford

prairiebizmag.com - The îNorth Dakota Public Employees Retirement Systemî voted Feb. 19 to switch the groupâs coverage to Sanford Health Plan effective July 1 in a six-year deal with an estimated value of $610...

March 28, 2015 Making the Warranty Connection

Dealerscope - and modify their service model to increase profitability of service contract sales îASSURANTî Jeff Unterreiner, Senior VP, Connected Living CE and appliance companies will see an ongoing rise in the...

March 28, 2015 NBC's Nancy Loo to host Assisi Animal Foundation fashion show

Daily Herald - This program brings select shelter animals to visit residents in nursing and îconvalescentî centers. It is a four-time recipient of the "Excellence of Service to Animals and Public Education" Award from...

March 28, 2015 Is Fracking a Solution to Curbing Global Warming'

News Max - "The shale gas revolution can be very consistent with low-carbon development," said Ottmar Edenhofer, co-chairman of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî. He called fracking "a bridge technology"...

March 28, 2015 Cruz on the Global Cooling Myth and Galileo

Fact Check - According to a 2010 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, â97-98% of the climate researchers most actively publishing in the fieldâ support the primary findings of the...

March 28, 2015 Fitch Affirms 2 SSGA Active Emerging Markets Equity Funds at 'Strong'

Reuters - The funds are managed by îState Street Global Advisorsî (SSGA). KEY RATING DRIVERS Funds Presentation ... SSGA's strong quantitative îgovernanceî practices and resources support model...

March 28, 2015 The close: TSX, Canadian dollar finish lower as crude, gold fall

Globe and Mail - Biotechnology shares rebounded from a four-day drop. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index rose 0.3 per cent. The euro was little changed at $1.09. The yield on 10-year Treasuries slid four basis points to...

March 28, 2015 Reasons behind Russia's reluctance to join AIIB: Duowei

中æ¶çµå­æ¥ - The Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014, published by the îWorld Economic Forumî, said that the quality of Russia's infrastructure, due to a...

March 28, 2015 Dick Yarbrough: Governor's panel targets real school fixes

Gainesville Times - (Ironically, I worked closely with Gov. Joe Frank Harris in the creation of îQBEî. Itâs déjà vu all over again.) As for my silence, I wanted to be sure this group...

March 28, 2015 Pricey Bank of Canada meeting included trip to oilsands

MSN - îHSBC Global Asset Managementî, an arm of HSBC Holdings (HSBA.L), is buying bonds of commodity exporting countries because their valuations have dropped so far with the plunge of oil prices, an executive said....

March 28, 2015 Saudi Airstrikes In Yemen Raise Specter Of Iranian Retaliation

Voice of America - âThey have this relationship of convenience,â said Adam Baron, visiting fellow at the European îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî. âThe Iranians have been providing Houthis with...

March 28, 2015 Grant permits a look at open access to scholarships

Woodland Daily Democrat - âPay It Forward: Investigating a îSustainableî Model of Open Access Article Processing ... The team will also collaborate with information providers Elsevier (Scopus) and îThomson...

March 28, 2015 Markets: oil price falls and stocks fluctuate as investors bet on US rates

The Irish Times - European stocks rose yesterday, trimming their worst weekly loss of the year, as the îStoxxî Europe 600 Index added 0.3 per cent. The market in Dublin lagged, however, rising only marginally on a...

March 28, 2015 Egypt conference says investors commit $10.7 billion

KSL - They said in a statement Sunday that the agreements include a $6.5 billion deal with Egypt's Orascom group and the Abu Dhabi-owned îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî to build a coal-fired power plant...

March 28, 2015 Unique Milkshake Will Make You Jump (And Chirp) For Joy

Franchising - Crickets actually provide double the protein versus a 3.5 ounce piece of beef. According to the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî, crickets are a good source of unsaturated fats,...

March 28, 2015 New HFT Oversight Viewed as Hollow Victory for U.S. Regulators

Bloomberg - The firms, however, are already effectively scrutinized by Finra because theyâre members of exchanges such as the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî that outsource much of their...

March 28, 2015 Dow Chemical and Carnival are big market movers

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - NEW YORK (AP) â Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: The chemical company is splitting its chlorine...

March 28, 2015 China's Capital Outflow Likely To Continue

Seeking Alpha - According to the Dallas Fed: China's fourth-quarter negative capital and financial account is only the fourth occurrence of a negative reading since the nation joined the îWorld Trade Organizationî in...

March 28, 2015 Ashland mayor to receive Community Service Award

Daily Independent - âHe certainly exemplifies all that Leadership Tri-State stands for.â Corporate sponsors include îAmerican Electric Powerî/Kentucky Power; Catlettsburg Refining; Community Trust Bank;...

March 28, 2015 Germanwings' Doorway to Disaster

bloombergview.com - The human factor is always a variable for which we cannot fully account. îEric Schlosserî, in his book âCommand and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of...

March 28, 2015 Cancer Risk is Cause for EPA to Act on GMO Weed Killer

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP - The letter was signed by EWG, Just Label It, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Center for Food Safety, Consumers Union, Food & Water Watch, Friends of the Earth and the îPesticide...

March 28, 2015 More Agency Updates; Why Bank M&A is Expected to Continue in 2015

Mortgage News Daily - The Mortgage Bankers Association joined nearly a dozen industry trade groups in urging the Senate Budget Committee to forward an amendment to a budget bill that would prevent îFannie Mae/Freddie...

March 28, 2015 Here's what scientists think about the WHO saying Monsanto's pesticide 'probably causes cancer'

businessinsider.in - The IARC cited a few studies showing carcinogenic effects of glyphosate in mice, via a 2004 WHO and îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî joint report on pesticides. But that...

March 28, 2015 On the Third Hand: Moses

Life Health Pro - In the health insurance market, for example, îAssurantî Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) has hinted about the existence of PPACA World problems. How PPACA World works is as mysterious today as it was Jan. 1, 2014....

March 28, 2015 Saudi ground troops would face Yemen 'quagmire': experts

Yahoo News - "The prospect of Saudi Arabia or other Arab states putting regular troops on ground in Yemen will remain remote," said Britain-based consultancy group Verisk îMaplecroftî. Saudi Arabia "will not want to...

March 28, 2015 The effect of diet on E. coli 0157:H7 in cattle

Barfblog - Acid resistant îbacteriaî are able to survive this defence mechanism, reproduce, and produce the toxins that cause îdiseaseî ... to greatly assist efforts to fight îfoodborneî...

March 28, 2015 Doubling down on Dumb and Dumber policies

Orange County Register - Nope. The government doubled down on that bad bet by simultaneously requiring 30 percent of mortgages purchased by îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî (in effect, taxpayers) be those...

March 28, 2015 6 Surprising Ways You Can Lead Through Questions

Forbes - Ellen Kullman speaks during a session on The Global Agenda in 2011 at the îWorld Economic Forumî in Davos, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo) 2. Drive to the heart of an issue. They ask questions that...

March 28, 2015 Dynatronics Announces Appointment of Richard J. Linder to Board of Directors

CNN Money - With the appointment of Mr. Linder to the Board of Directors, the Company regained compliance with Listing Rules 5605(b)(1) and 5605(c)(2) of the îNasdaq Stock Marketî. The Board of Directors has...

March 28, 2015 Food Safety Focus of World Health Day Celebrations

thepoultrysite.com - as well as representatives of the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO), and the French Ministers of Health and Agriculture to launch the event. This will be an...

March 28, 2015 Mobile phone insurance ecosystem market to grow at $48 billion in 2020 shared in new research report

Whatech - The following companies and organizations have been reviewed, discussed or mentioned in the report: A Wireless, ACE European Group, Allianz Insurance, AmTrust International Underwriters, Appalachian Wireless,...

March 28, 2015 Romania - Factors to watch on March 27

Reuters - Sterling Resources said on Thursday it has sold its Romanian business to Carlyle International energy partners, an affiliate of îthe Carlyle Groupî for $42.5 million before tax. Romanian state-owned nuclear...

March 28, 2015 The End Of Brazilian Growth

Forbes - This is going to be a lost year in Brazil, says Craig Botham, emerging markets economist with îSchrodersî in London. Corruption scandals are now as popular in Brazil as One Direction. There is a new...

March 28, 2015 London Stock Exchange Group Board Changes

The FINANCIAL - She is the author of UK Government commissioned âScale-Up Reportâ (2014). Previously, she was an Investor and Director of îNew Energy Financeî from 2006 to 2009 and Director of Jarvis Plc...

March 28, 2015 Price war among mortgage lenders seeking customers in Castellón

Think Spain - Spain's îConsumers' Unionî, UCE, warns homebuyers to proceed with caution amid the gradually-expanding sea of mortgage offers. Its manager, Juan Carlos Insa, says: âRead the small print of any...

March 28, 2015 Top 3 Companies in the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing Industry With the Highest Free Cash Flow Per Share (WNR, TSO, VLO)

Financial News Network Online - Up 1.5% to $56.18, îAmerican Electric Powerî (NYSE:îAEPî), is one of today's notable movers ... Up 1.2% to $62.70, China Telecom (NYSE:CHA), is one of today's notable...

March 28, 2015 Townline Road 12 in Willard closed due to downed power line

Norwalk Reflector - îAEPî Power Company is working on the problem. 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015: The following is a message was issued from Huron County Public Alerts: Townline Road 12 between Ohio 99 and...

March 28, 2015 Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure

HAWAII NEWS NOW - That saves money for everyone involved. As early as 1995, however, the U.S. Commerce Department's îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî warned that the "power of optical fiber technology...

March 28, 2015 Oppose FirstEnergy electric security plan: Michael Skindell, Brian Cummins and Sunny Simon (Opinion)

Cleveland Plain Dealer - The PUCO ruled correctly when it rejected a similar proposal from Columbus-based îAmerican Electric Powerî last month. This is a good sign that the PUCO values the well-being of Ohioans more...

March 28, 2015 Shape-shifting sensor can report conditions from deep in the body

Nano werk - (Nanowerk News) Scientists working at the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî (NIST) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have devised and demonstrated a new, shape-shifting probe,...

March 28, 2015 CFPB, Obama Take Aim at Payday Lenders

Yahoo Finance - In an effort to protect struggling Americans and their money, President Obama is supporting new rules proposed by the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî that would help prevent consumers from...

March 28, 2015 Volcker, Inc.: How One Rule Became a Cottage Industry

American Banker Online - Thomas Vartanian, a partner at Dechert LLP and former OCC official, said that the Volcker Rule is one of the biggest compliance burdens in Dodd-Frank, in a league with derivatives regulation or the...

March 28, 2015 Climate change does not cause extreme winters, experts say

Science Daily - Climate model simulations by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) showed similar results: as the climate warms, temperature differences in mid-latitudes decrease, and so does...

March 28, 2015 Extreme winter not a result of climate change: Study

Zee News - Climate model simulations by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) showed similar results: as the climate warms, temperature differences in mid-latitudes decrease, and so does temperature...

March 28, 2015 Verizon Communications : to Turn Off Lights in Nearly 500 Buildings in 37 Countries In Support of Earth Hour

4 Traders - NEW YORK, March 27, 2015 /î3BL Mediaî/ â On Saturday (March 28) at 8:30 p.m. local time, Verizon will turn off the lights in nearly 500 of its buildings in 37 countries around the world as it...

March 28, 2015 Beggars use fraudulent means to obtain money, police warn

MSN - It is also sponsored by îInvest ADî, Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), îAbuî îDhabiî National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Al Wathba...

March 28, 2015 Joseph McVay

Southeast Missourian - NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Joseph E. "Gene" McVay, 77, of New Madrid passed away Monday, March 23, 2015, at the îConvalescentî Center in Sikeston, Missouri. He was born May 23, 1937, at New Madrid, to...

March 28, 2015 Could Obama follow in Clinton's footsteps with a post-presidential move to NYC'

The Business Journal - which has facilitated the growth and power of the Clinton Foundation and the îClinton Global Initiativeî. "New York is the media capital of the world," Long Island Republican Rep. Peter King...

March 28, 2015 Lululemon Q4 revenue up 16%, profit above analyst estimates at US$110.85 million

Winnipeg Free Press - Analysts had estimated 75 cents per share of earnings for the fourth quarter, according to îThomson Reutersî. Lululemon's revenue for ... and accelerate our investments in innovation to drive...

March 28, 2015 EU advances on plans for cross-border pension tracking service

Professional Pensions - TTYPE steering committee chairman and îPGGMî executive committee member Harry Vossebeld spoke about the "exciting and serious" challenge. "There is still a lot of work to be done before a...

March 28, 2015 Europe close: Equity markets maintain composure to end the week with mild gains

Hargreaves Lansdown - At Europe's close, the DAX in Germany finished just above the flat line while the CAC-40 in Paris rose 0.3%. The broader îStoxxî Europe 600 index added 0.2%. Friday's session was a see-saw to say...

March 28, 2015 Test and Measurement: Feds to explore spectrum-sharing testing

RCR Wireless - The CAC is a joint effort of two DoC agencies: the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî, and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (home of FirstNet). Letâs...

March 28, 2015 Maryland center helps grow cybersecurity workforce

Providence Business News - The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is a partnership of the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî, the state of Maryland, and the county of Montgomery, Md., where the...

March 28, 2015 Is California wine safe to drink'

kcra.com - Without providing specific data, the plaintiffs said their analysis found inorganic arsenic "far in excess" of what's allowed in drinking îwaterî based on the îEPAî's standard for arsenic in...

March 28, 2015 APP to install 200MW of solar power in Chinese mills

packagingnews.co.uk - All 200MW of capacity is expected to be installed within the next three to five years. China is the worldâs largest investor in renewable energy, investing more than $89.5bn in 2014 according to...

March 28, 2015 Shares of Helmerich & Payne Under Pressure, Down 1.9%

Financial News Network Online - The 200-day and 50-day moving averages have moved 0.99% lower and 1.01% higher over the past week, respectively. Up 1.5% to $56.18, îAmerican Electric Powerî (NYSE:îAEPî),...

March 28, 2015 Short Power Outages Scheduled for Big Bend Area

CBS7 - According to our news partners at the Big Bend Sentinel, if the weather stays temperate, îAmerican Electric Powerî Texas, or îAEPî, will be doing scheduled power outages in Presidio and south of...

March 28, 2015 Big Data poses big challenge for nation's AGs

Montgomery Advertiser - I was pleased to host the group in my role as chair of the Southern Region of the îNational Association of Attorneys Generalî. No longer an abstract term, Big Data, or the accumulation of...

March 28, 2015 NIST offers grants for securing privacy online

Federal Times - The NSTIC Privacy Pilots Cooperative Agreement grants, managed by the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî (NIST), are available to any U.S. organization (academic, non-profit or...

March 28, 2015 Precocious GEM: Shape-shifting sensor can report conditions from deep in the body

E Science News - Scientists working at the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî and the National Institutes of Health have devised and demonstrated a new, shape-shifting probe, about one-hundredth as wide...

March 28, 2015 Singletary: Short-term loans are just not worth it

Delaware Online - What the agency is proposing has the ingredients for good reform, according to Bourke and other consumer advocates such as Consumers Union and the îConsumer Federation of Americaî. But they are...

March 28, 2015 Have crises put US-Israel relations on new, more honest, course'

The Christian Science Monitor - Take the quiz âNetanyahu is the gateway drug to a more honest conversation on Israel,â says Daniel Levy, a former Israeli peace negotiator who directs the European îCouncil on...

March 28, 2015 Mediterranean diet is healthy, less of a pollutant: Study

Techie News - Each one has a global warming potential (provided by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC)) relating to that caused by a unit of carbon dioxide. In the case of methane, this has a global...

March 28, 2015 Saudi ground troops would face Yemen quagmire

Lebanon Daily Star - âThe prospect of Saudi Arabia or other Arab states putting regular troops on ground in Yemen will remain remote,â Britain-based consultancy group Verisk îMaplecroftî said. Saudi Arabia...

March 28, 2015 Insider Selling: AirBoss of America Corp. Director Sells C$152,500.00 in Stock (BOS)

wkrb13.com - AirBoss of America Corp. (TSE:BOS) operates in four business segments including AirBoss Rubber Compounding, AirBoss- Defense, îAEPî Industrial Products and SunBoss Chemicals. AirBoss, through its AirBoss...

March 28, 2015 China Broadens Access to Hong Kong Stock Link for Mainland Funds

Bloomberg - Fidelity Investments Management (Hong Kong) Ltd. had a $1.2 billion quota under the Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor program as of March 26, according to a table posted on the îState Administration of...

March 28, 2015 Value Of Water Coalition announces addition of 12 new partners

Water World - îWater Environment Federationî, and Xylem. "In a few days, we will celebrate the United Nation's World Water Day, which is a great reminder of how exceptional American water and wastewater service is,"...

March 28, 2015 Cardinal Timothy Dolan to Host Religious Summit on SiriusXM's The Catholic Channel

Market Watch - He sits on the Board of Trustees of the Islamic Center of New York, serves as an advisor to the Interfaith Center of New York, and is a member of the îWorld Economic Forumî Council of 100 Leaders...

March 28, 2015 Good Title Attorneys Are Hard To Come By, FNTA CEO Says

Law 360 - Law360, New York (March 27, 2015, 3:17 PM ET) -- Fueled by a strong flow of îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî work, the fledgling but fast-growing First Nationwide Title Agency recently bulked up its...

March 28, 2015 Panel tables pay raises for state workers

Missoulian - îThe Carlyle Groupî wants the possibility of bottling Missoula water back on the table in the proposed sale of Mountain Water Co., according to ⦠HAMILTON - An alleged assault at a residence...

March 28, 2015 JBS USA could be considering public offering

tsln.com - JBS USA Holdings Inc. holds a 75.3 percent controlling interest in Pilgrimâs Pride Corporation, which is publicly listed on the îNASDAQ Stock Marketî. JBS USA accounts for 66 percent of the South...

March 28, 2015 The vicious cycle of payday loans

Washington Post - What the agency is proposing has the ingredients for good reform, according to Bourke and other consumer advocates, such as Consumers Union and the îConsumer Federation of Americaî. But they are...

March 28, 2015 10.6% Dividend Linn Energy's 'Wheeling And Dealing' Shows It Is Alive As A Viable Company

Seeking Alpha - On January 2, 2015 LINE announced that it had signed a non-binding letter of intent with private capital investor GSO Capital Partners LP, the credit platform of îthe Blackstone Groupî (NYSE:BX), for...

March 28, 2015 Fosun International Eyes Multiple Insurance Deals

Wall Street Journal - Back home, Fosun is planning to float the Chinese advertising company it delisted from îNasdaq Stock Marketî two years ago. Focus Media Holdings Ltd., which operates liquid-crystal displays that...

March 28, 2015 Self Storage Zone and Federal Capital Partners Plan Second Joint Venture in Washington, DC

Inside Self-Storage - The company is seeking equity, îpreferred equityî and mezzanine-debt investments in commercial and residential real estate throughout the mid-Atlantic region. It owns and manages in excess of...

March 28, 2015 My first SIPP: Why I've only just bought a biotech fund

FE Trustnet - These included ageing populations, the spread of technology, îsustainabilityî and security ... returning close to 300 per cent while global equities, as measured by the îMSCIî AC World index,...

March 28, 2015 Turkey passes tough new security law, raising fears of election crackdowns

Reuters - It could also be an attempt to win nationalist voters opposed to the peace process, said Anthony Skinner, a director at risk consultancy Verisk îMaplecroftî. "Providing the police with even greater impunity...

March 28, 2015 Ecopetrol Announcement On The Amendment To Its Bylaws Approved By The Shareholders' General Assembly

bi-spain.com - This capitalization demonstrates the confidence of investors in the Company and boosts its long term financial îsustainabilityî. For further information, the text of the approved reforms can be viewed...

March 28, 2015 Greenback rises, US stocks fluctuate

Australian Financial Review - Biotechnology shares rebounded from a four-day slide to pace gains in the Nasdaq Composite Index. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index rose 0.3 per cent. The euro was little changed at $US1.0885,...

March 28, 2015 Consumers and Industry Both Hurt by Toothless Fracking Rules

The Huffington Post - Socially responsible investment managers such as îGreen Centuryî and Sentinel are demanding companies that frack commit to insuring environmental safety and best practices. Tougher regulations...

March 28, 2015 Investors look past EM concerns

Reuters - "Everyone will wait for the Fed to make the first move and the market will have to decide on the level of intensity and whether or not there will be some reallocations," said Sergei Strigo, head of emerging market debt...

March 28, 2015 Credit card use reflects confidence, flat wages

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - But Norma Garcia, a senior attorney with the îConsumers Unionî in San Francisco, cautioned that âjust because someone will extend you credit doesn't mean it's a good thing for you to...

March 28, 2015 Five Things to Know About Hotel Financing in 2015.

4HOTELIERS - (Mezzanine debt or îpreferred equityî would further increase leverage). âI think there is more discipline today compared to last cycle and people have learned from past mistakes,â Davis said....

March 28, 2015 Neogen CEO adopts 10b5-1 Trading Plan

MLive - The company's Food Safety îDivisionî markets dehydrated culture media and diagnostic test kits to detect îfoodborneî îbacteriaî, natural toxins, food allergens, drug residues, plant...

March 28, 2015 Rwanda: Translate Political Will Into Tangible Results - Kagame

AllAfrica - The project was launched during the îWorld Economic Forumî in Davos in January, last year, and was identified as a programme for acceleration of investment through private sector participation among 51...

March 28, 2015 Daniel Borenstein: Richmond's $446 million retirement debt works out to about $4,150 for every city resident

Contra Costa Times - Richmond has not set aside enough for its pensions in part because îCalPERSî made overly optimistic investment and actuarial forecasts, and used questionable accounting gimmicks. As the nation's...

March 28, 2015 Egypt Ready to Send Ground Troops to Yemen

News Week - principle MENA analyst at leading global risk analytics company Verisk îMaplecroftî, says. âEgypt is under immense pressure from Saudi Arabia to play its role in the campaign,â he notes....

March 28, 2015 Stocks End Week on a Positive Note

Wall Street Sector Selector - Chinaâs weakened demand for base metals was blamed for the decline. The Euro îSTOXXî 50 Index advanced 0.25 percent to 3,679. Its Relative Strength Index (RSI) rose from 58.75 to...

March 28, 2015 Information Economy Report 2015 - Unlocking the Potential of E-commerce for Developing Countries

UNCTAD - including in the World Summit on the Information Society outcome documents and in the outcome of the ninth Ministerial Conference of the îWorld Trade Organizationî. The Information Economy Report 2015...

March 28, 2015 San Isidro Parkway road closure

KGNS - îAEPî will be removing and installing new poles near exit five to exit onto San Dario that will feed on to San Isidro Parkway from eight in the morning to eight at night on Sunday. People are asked to avoid the...

March 28, 2015 No valid reason for arrest of Pakatan leaders ahead of #KitaLawan rally today

The Malaysian Insider - "The government has to face the people's protest against the impending GST (goods and services tax) and other 'hot' issues such as 1MDB (î1Malaysia Development Berhadî) and abuse of power, and...

March 28, 2015 2 C temperature rise limit would fall short of safeguarding most countries -- study

Environment Energy Publishing - It fails to protect those nations most at risk, according to Petra Tschakert, a professor at Pennsylvania State University and coordinating lead author of the îIntergovernmental Panel on...

March 28, 2015 Book reviews: In Search of Lost Frogs; Monster, Myth or Lost Marsupial'

The Courier - Moore is a professional wildlife photographer who, at the time of writing, was director of amphibian programs at îConservation Internationalî, a US-based NGO, though in his final powerfully argued...

March 28, 2015 Switch to Green Energy ETFs Ahead of Earth Hour - ETF News And Commentary

Yahoo Finance - Expense ratio came in at 0.70%. The ETF returned 5.7% in the year-to-date period. First Trust NASDAQ îClean Edgeî Green Energy Index Fund (QCLN) This fund tracks the Nasdaq îClean Edgeî...

March 28, 2015 Study finds Mediterranean diet is good for health... and the planet

Click Green - Each one has a global warming potential (provided by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC)) relating to that caused by a unit of carbon dioxide. In the case of methane, this has a global...

March 28, 2015 10 Quotes on the Heated Debate of Fracking's Impact on Global Warming

News Max - It can be very helpful as a bridge technology," says Ottmar Edenhofer, co-chairman of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, according to the Daily Mail. 10. "Scientists have found that inherent...

March 28, 2015 Does Blackstone's Spinoff of Advisory Unit Signal Bull Market's End'

The Street - NEW YORK (The Deal) -- îThe Blackstone Groupî (BX) timed the top of the market perfectly with its initial public offering in June 2007; is the planned spinoff of its advisory unit, PJT Partners, a signal...

March 28, 2015 State check is phony, Craigslist sellers' beware

Madison - The îState of Wisconsin Investment Boardî is not purchasing any Craigslist item.â âGenuine-looking, checks apparently from the îState of Wisconsin Investment Boardî,â are being...

March 28, 2015 What Sucked Dyson Into Backing Battery Maker Sakti3'

Greentech Media - And overall, the fact that energy storage is attracting an ever-wider range of investors is a good thing, said Logan Goldie-Scot, an associate at Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî. âWeâve...

March 28, 2015 Ex-sheriff, sentenced to 7 years, insists he did nothing wrong

The Columbus Dispatch - Cosgrove also ordered Kelly to pay about $6,000 in restitution to Athens County, with money to be taken from his îOhio Public Employees Retirement Systemî pension. The amount might not seem...

March 28, 2015 Alter NRG Corp. Agrees to be Acquired by Harvest International New Energy, Inc.

SMARTGRID - The Offeror has provided documents to Alter NRG to indicate that regulatory approvals for the Offer from the National Development and Reform Commission, the Department of Commerce and the îState Administration...

March 28, 2015 Africa's 'Big Brother' Nigeria heads to the polls

OpEdNews - President Goodluck Jonathan (image by îWorld Economic Forumî @flickr) DMCA By îWorld Economic Forumî @flickr As Africa's largest economy, there is a lot riding on the success of Nigeria's...

March 28, 2015 Blackstone To Market First Multiborrower Rental-Home Bonds

Financial Advisor Magazine - âWe remain in the early stages of the recapitalization of the housing market,â said Carl Bell, deputy chief investment officer at îAmundiî Smith Breeden, the U.S. subsidiary of...

March 28, 2015 Groups seek EPA glyphosate review after WHO 'carcinogenic' link

Agri Pulse - In a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, the Center for Food Safety, îConsumers Unionî, Environmental Working Group and five other groups said last week's announcement by the International Agency...

March 28, 2015 BlackRock Can't Escape Suit Alleging Excessive Fees

Law 360 - U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson found plausible BlackRock Global Allocation Fund and the BlackRock Equity Dividend Fundâs claims that three îBlackRock investmentî advisory units are charging...

March 28, 2015 HCC Insurance : A.M. Best Assigns Indicative Ratings to HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc.'s New Shelf Registration

4 Traders - Release date- 26032015 - A.M. Best has assigned indicative ratings of 'a' to the senior unsecured debt and 'a-' to the subordinated debt of the recently filed shelf registration of HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (HCC)...

March 28, 2015 European stocks book positive finish

Courier Mail - The îStoxxî Europe 600 index ended the session 0.3 per cent higher while Germany's DAX and France's CAC both rose 0.2 per cent and 0.6 per cent respectively. London's FTSE 100 was the notable...

March 28, 2015 European shares extend retreat, led by techs

Business Recorder - The sector trades at 20.4 times expected earnings in the next 12 months, above a 10-year average of 16.2 times, while the broad îSTOXXî Europe 600 index currently trades at 16 times expected...

March 28, 2015 Home on the California Range In Year 2100' 'Climate-Smart' Must Be Key To Land Use

Patch - The model scenarios were consistent with three îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî emission scenarios. To date, there are few studies that examine the combined effects of climate and land use change on...

March 28, 2015 Dr. Vicky J Sharpe Appointed To The QUEST Board Of Directors

The Street - Dr. Sharpe is also a Senior Fellow at the îInternational Institute for Sustainable Developmentî (IISD) and a Director on several boards. At the IISD, she provides strategic advice to help shape the...

March 28, 2015 Norfolk Southern Launches $53-Million Energy Innovation Project at Juniata Locomotive Shop

CSR Wire - ALTOONA, Pa., Mar. 27 /îCSRwireî/ - Norfolk Southern today launched a $53-million energy conversion project at its Juniata Locomotive Shop that will substantially reduce carbon emissions and water usage at...

March 28, 2015 EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Snap Win Streak; DAX Logs First Weekly Loss In 2 Months

4 Traders - The îStoxxî Europe 600 rose 0.3% to 395.54, with financial and industrial shares losing ground. The basic resources and energy sectors also lost ground as most commodity prices fell. But prices for most...

March 28, 2015 Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC Assigns 'MOR CS2' Commercial Mortgage Special Servicer Ranking For Torchlight Loan Services, LLC

The Street - Since June 2014, the company's employee-turnover rate has eased. Successful performance servicing îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî (CMBS) transactions: Morningstar views Torchlight as a skilled...

March 28, 2015 The medical bills you should never have to pay

Consumer Reports - It is legal in most states. âPatients are confused and overwhelmed by these bills,â says Blake Hutson, senior associate for health reform at îConsumers Unionî, the advocacy division of...

March 28, 2015 Climate Change Could Force Women Into Prostitution, Congresswoman Claims

The Inquisitr - Among other things, Moore insists that computer modeling for global warming is unreliable, that carbon dioxide is critically necessary for human life, and that the influential United Nations...

March 28, 2015 BCA acquired by Haversham Holdings investment firm for £1.2bn

Fleet News - It is led by Avril Palmer-Baunack, who used to run the vehicle logistics business Autologic, and is reported to have the backing of a funding group comprising including Aviva Investors, Artemis, Invesco and...

March 28, 2015 Hinds neglected his primary responsibilities in relation to GPL and became a dreamer

Stabroek News - since borrowing for high risk projects from the worldâs capital markets could be very expensive as was evident from negotiations with îthe Blackstone Groupî. Many were expecting a partnership...

March 28, 2015 NFL should end TV blackouts permanently

Consumer Reports - At îConsumers Unionî, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, we have long advocated for getting rid of this practice because itâs anti-consumer and anti-fan. The NFL started blacking...

March 28, 2015 ISU Extension planning farm management classes for women in agriculture

4 KTIV Siouxland's News channel - Online registration is available at www.îaepî.iastate.edu/annie. Registration is due by March 31. 10-year-old Macy, Nebraska child killed in crash A ten-year old child is dead...

March 28, 2015 The secret to IoT could be timing, literally

Government Computer News - Although the connected devices of Internet of Things have been predicted to solve problems from wasted food to highway safety, a new report by the îNational Institute of Standards and...

March 28, 2015 Magnum Hunter's Shrinking Asset Base And The Implications For Shareholders

Seeking Alpha - The company can either issue common stock, issue preferred stock, issue debt or sell assets to fund its exploration costs. Let's focus first on the two that have an ongoing cash carry cost component: debt and...

March 28, 2015 Opinion: Thomas Edison's bright idea: solar

Pocono Record - All told, worldwide spending on clean energy surged to $310 billion in 2014 â a 16-percent boost from the prior 12 months, according to Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî. Ultimately, those...

March 28, 2015 Livermore Announces New Public Works Director

Patch - Mr. Greenwoodâs distinguished career in the Water Resources industry includes numerous awards: the îWater Environment Federationî Arthur Sydney Bedel Award, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

March 28, 2015 SolarCity to boost sales staff by 300 in Roseville; job fair Saturday

TheSacramento Bee - SolarCity Finance Co. Also in October, SolarCity launched what it called the nationâs first registered public offering of solar bonds. SolarCity stock rose 9 cents Friday to close at $50.17 a share on...

March 28, 2015 BlackBerry Turns To Profit In Q4, Beats View; But Revenues Miss

Finanzen - On average, 29 analysts polled by îThomson Reutersî expected the company to report loss of ... Looking ahead, BlackBerry said it continues to target îsustainableî profitability on an adjusted...

March 28, 2015 Mexico sets 25 pct pollution cut by 2030 for climate talks

Salon - âWhile the devil is in the details, Mexicoâs plan to peak its emissions by 2026 is particularly encouraging and should inspire others to follow a similar course,â wrote Jennifer Morgan, global director...

March 28, 2015 A.M. Best Downgrades Ratings of Greenville Casualty Insurance Company

TMCnet.com - A.M. Best has downgraded the financial strength rating to B- (Fair) from B (Fair) and the issuer credit rating to "bb-" from "bb" of Greenville Casualty Insurance Company (Greenville) (Greer, SC). The outlook for...

March 28, 2015 Fake State of Wisconsin checks used to scam Craigslist sellers

ABC2 WBAY - Bogus checks bearing the name and address of the îState of Wisconsin Investment Boardî are being used to try to cheat sellers on Craigslist, state consumer officials warn. The Department of Agriculture,...

March 28, 2015 A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Ansvar Insurance Limited

Market Watch - SINGAPORE, Mar 27, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating of âa-â of Ansvar Insurance Limited (Ansvar) (Australia)....

March 28, 2015 CommScope's Edwards Receives Distinguished Career Award from WCMA

Benzinga - Edwards was named to the company's top position and to the board of directors in January 2011, following the completion of the merger with îThe Carlyle Groupî when CommScope became a private company. Since...

March 28, 2015 Witness: Carlyle Group wants to bottle, sell Missoula's water

Ravalli Republic - îThe Carlyle Groupî wants the possibility of bottling Missoula water back on the table in the proposed sale of Mountain Water Co., according to ⦠HAMILTON - An alleged assault at a...

March 28, 2015 BofA Skips Vote Sought By Funds On CEO's Roles

Banker & Tradesman - îCalSTRSî officials and a spokesman for another critic, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, said they would continue to press the bank over the combined CEO and chair roles. But both...

March 28, 2015 Toray : Advanced Catheter Therapies Completes Series B Funding with Toray Industries

4 Traders - Advanced Catheter Therapies reported that it has completed its $4.5M Series B îpreferred equityî financing round through a strategic investment by TAM Ventures, Limited (TAMV), a subsidiary and a corporate...

March 28, 2015 How Singapore inspired Beijing

asia.nikkei.com - The reforms, if fully implemented, would lead to companies resembling îTemasekî îHoldingsî, a sovereign wealth fund backed by Singapore's government. The fund owns stakes in major...

March 28, 2015 (Video) The Pope mocks Argentine side Huracan after defeat against San Lorenzo

Caught Offside - He proved his point during a public hearing last week while he was meeting guests with the president of the Argentinean îConsumers Unionî, who is also a fan of San Lorenzo. A member of the audience...

March 28, 2015 Javelin Mortgage Investment Corp Announces $0.09 Monthly Dividend (JMI)

Mideast Times - The Company is formed to invest in and manage a leveraged portfolio of residential mortgage backed securities and mortgage loans, and îcommercial mortgage backed securitiesî (CMBS) and other mortgage...

March 28, 2015 Former Logica manager jailed for insider trading

Financial Times - while another involving a former manager at BlackRock is ongoing. Other cases have focused on individual defendants â such as Mr Willmott and Mr Coyle â including a former trader at...

March 28, 2015 Nigerians turn out in numbers for crunch election

Al JAZEERA - "It will be all the same patterns as 2011, but this time the stakes are higher," Malte Liewerscheidt, senior Africa analyst with the UK-based analysis firm Verisk îMaplecroftî, said. If Buhari wins,...

March 28, 2015 'First Look': First News for March 27

bakersfieldcalifornian.com - HUNDREDS OF JOYUS SHOPPERS AT NORDSTROM RACK'S OPENING: Hundreds of shoppers -- the vast majority of them women -- descended on the Nordstrom Rack îdepartmentî ... îfoodborneî...

March 28, 2015 GenSight Appoints Former Technology Executive as Chief Operating Officer

Benzinga - GenSight is an official participant of the îUnited Nationsî îGlobal Compactî, enabling leading corporations around the globe to improve their fundamental ability to create a more sustainable...

March 28, 2015 A Startup Wants to Track Everything From Shoppers to Corn Yields Using Satellite Imagery

Smithsonian.com - With Orbital, analysis of crop yields could be delivered mid-seasonâimportant information to have, whether youâre a high-level îUnited Nationsî worker trying to get ahead of a food...

March 28, 2015 Water, sustainable devt: A crucial connection

BusinessMirror. - âItâs a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future,â the îUnited Nationsî said in its World Water Day web site. In 1993 the îUnited Nationsî General Assembly...

March 28, 2015 Tap Our Own Wealth for Development!

AllAfrica - Africa should 'tap its own wealth' to finance development, Ethiopia's Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Abraham Tekeste, told the annual joint gathering of the African Union (AU) and the îUnited...

March 28, 2015 Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas sees casino revenue rise in latest quarter

Las Vegas Review-Journal - The hotel-casino, which was sold to a division of îthe Blackstone Groupî at the end of December for $1.73 billion, said the Strip resort had $86.3 million in net revenue during the quarter...

March 28, 2015 Wastewater fund encouraging private sector to submit proposals for projects

Stabroek News - and the îUnited Nationsî îEnvironmental Programmeî (UNEP). One of the key challenges in the private sectorâs involvement in wastewater management in Guyana, is affordable financing....

March 28, 2015 Billings man with 10 DUI convictions arrested again

Missoulian - îThe Carlyle Groupî wants the possibility of bottling Missoula water back on the table in the proposed sale of Mountain Water Co., according to ⦠HAMILTON - An alleged assault at a residence...

March 28, 2015 Reliving 'The Streak:' The Undertaker defeats CM Punk at WrestleMania 29

Philadelphia Daily News - Since Moody was such an integral part of The Undertakerâs character, the WWE decided to add a bit of real-life drama by making îMoodyâsî death a part of the storyline on...

March 28, 2015 Turkey passes tough new security law

Lebanon Daily Star - It could also be an attempt to win nationalist voters opposed to the peace process, said Anthony Skinner, a director at risk consultancy Verisk îMaplecroftî. The government withdrew the security...

March 28, 2015 France: Talks within days on UN resolution on Palestinians

The Times of Israel - îUNITED NATIONSî (AP) â Franceâs foreign minister said Friday his country will move forward on discussions with its partners on a possible UN Security Council resolution that could...

March 28, 2015 Sugru silicone-rubber adhesive sticks to its claims

homes.yahoo.com - Who hasnât wished to strengthen the charging cord of a cellphone, tablet, or laptop thatâs begun to fray' Sugru is a moldable putty made of silicone rubber, and repairing electronics is but one of...

March 28, 2015 Well pollution area widens near New Castle Airport

Delaware Online - âThe îEPAî continues to be the lead on this project, from the investigative point of view,â said Michael Globetti, DNREC spokesman. Federal officials declared PFCs to be an emerging...

March 28, 2015 Somalia hotel siege ends with 20 dead

WGAL Pennsylvania Channel 8 - Yusuf Mohamed Ismail Bari-Bari, Somalia's permanent representative to the îUnited Nationsî in Geneva, was among those killed in the attack, the Somali government said. It started about 5...

March 28, 2015 India's Army Chief calls for better UN consultations

India TV - îUnited Nationsî: Representing the largest contributor to the UN Peacekeeping Operations, India's Chief of Army Staff Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag has called for better consultations with troop-contributing...

March 28, 2015 Environmental group seeks greater protection for USDA scientists

Reuters - Roundup is made by îMonsantoî Co. The petition to the USDA presses the agency to adopt policies to prevent "political suppression or alteration of studies and to lay out clear procedures for investigating...

March 28, 2015 RAIT Financial Trust Gives Way to the Analysts: Down 1.9% Since Last Week's Downgrade

Financial News Network Online - The Trust originates secured and unsecured credit facilities including bridge and mezzanine loans, îpreferred equityî investments, trust preferred securities and subordinated debt for...

March 28, 2015 Spectrum auction: Fitch says telcos' finances will be under pressure

Business Today - Finances of telecom operators will come under pressure and their ability to invest in building networks will be restricted after paying for spectrum won in the recent auction, îFitch Ratingsî said in...

March 28, 2015 Shunfeng Clean Energy Achieved Profit Turnaround in 2014 with Brilliant Growth

News Maker - Wuxi Suntech was included in the list of first-class PV components suppliers contained in the Global PV Market Forecast Report published by Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî (BNEF) in February 2015, which is...

March 28, 2015 ARTS BRIEFS: Former Disney artist shows work at Port Moody Library

Tri-City News - Interested candidates can send an application form as well as a CD/DVD or YouTube/MySpace link that includes performance samples ­â plus the $25 permit fee â to Devon Jain, Port...

March 28, 2015 National Interstate & Units' Ratings Unchanged by A.M. Best

ZACKS - A.M. Best reiterated the issuer credit rating (ICR) of âbbb+â of National Interstate Corporation (NATL - Snapshot Report). Concurrently, the rating agency maintained the financial strength rating (FSR) of A...

March 28, 2015 Hong Kong budget: development measures for the financial services industry

Lexology - Financial Services and Treasury Bureau to establish a task force with the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî (HKMA) to review requirements under the Inland Revenue Ordinance for interest deduction in taxation...

March 28, 2015 Cross-border capital inflows surge in China, exodus rumors groundless

中æ¶çµå­æ¥ - The surge reversed the capital net outflow which occurred between August-December last year, according to Wang Yungui, an official of the îState...

March 28, 2015 The Tip of the Climate Spending Iceberg

Townhall.com - Above all, it reflects a conviction that alarmists have a right to control our energy use, lives, livelihoods and living standards, with no transparency and no îaccountabilityî for mistakes they make or...

March 28, 2015 Choudhries Said to Seek Action on Rolls-Royce Probe After Arrest

Bloomberg - Itâs been investigating Barclays Plc since August 2012 over its 2008 fundraising from the îQatar Investment Authorityî without filing any charges. While the agency won a record 13-year sentence...

March 28, 2015 Climate Change Highlighted by Earth Hour: Flick Your Switch Today to Join the Movement (VIDEO)

HNGN - As HNGN previously reported, 2015 has been declared by the îUnited Nationsî the "International Year of Light." The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015) is supporting the...

March 28, 2015 3p Weekend: Stock Your Bar Cart with These Sustainable Spirits

Triple Pundit - (Fancy mixer bottle, anyone') Papagayoâs silver and spiced rums are both organic and îFair Trade certifiedî for the taste you love without the eco-guilt. Papagayo sources its cane sugar from the...

March 28, 2015 $4 billion dollars separate Florida's House and Senate budget proposals

Florida Trend - It's also likely that some of the leftover money will be appropriated during the budget conference process between the chambers, a practice that lands projects on the Florida TaxWatch Budget Turkey Watch Report,...

March 28, 2015 Form 8-K DYNATRONICS CORP For: Dec 31

StreetInsider - With the appointment of Mr. Linder to the Board of Directors, the Company regained compliance with Listing Rules 5605(b)(1) and 5605(c)(2) of the îNasdaq Stock Marketî. On November 13, 2014, the...

March 28, 2015 Uganda: Katanga Seeks to Floor 'Flying Toilets'

AllAfrica - According to the 2012 îWorld Bank Waterî and Sanitation Program report, about 14 million Ugandans do not have access to toilets in their homes and are forced to share toilets. Owing to this challenge, the...

March 28, 2015 US economy grew at unchanged 2.2 percent rate in Q4 (+video)

The Christian Science Monitor - chief economist at îMoody'sî Analytics. "We are a long way from that." Looking far into the future, Zandi said the current expansion may only be at the half-way point, meaning it could...

March 28, 2015 What to Watch in the Week Ahead and on Monday, March 30

Reuters - (1915/2315) Pershing Square Capital CEO Bill Ackman, who has been at the center of a fight over Allergan and Herbalife, is scheduled to speak at îCouncil of Institutional Investorsî spring conference. His...

March 28, 2015 Maximizing our handprint - Outotec's sustainability report 2014 published

Benzinga - For this reason I am very happy for Outotec being included again in the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Index and amongst the most sustainable companies on Corporate Knights' Global 100 list. This motivates us...

March 28, 2015 US property crowdfunding platforms to benefit from Regulation A+

Invezz - Asset management company Allegiancy, plans to be one of the first businesses to offer $20 million in îpreferred equityî securities under the new Reg A+. There are an estimated 27.1 million private companies...

March 28, 2015 Labor responds to racial disparity in construction

Crain's New York Business - Columbia University is in better financial shape than ever and should see continued improvement in 2015, according to îStandard and Poor'sî. The ratings agency assigned a triple-A grade to...

March 28, 2015 Quack claims weed killer is safe to drink, refuses to drink a glass

Death And Taxes - Seems like a nice, trustworthy guy. Update: The original post said Patrick Moore was a lobbyist for îMonsantoî. As Newsweek points out, this is incorrect, and the errors have been corrected, and the...

March 28, 2015 Aabar taps strong investor demand for high-quality bonds

Zawya - Abu Dhabi, [28 March 2015]: îAabar Investmentsî has seized the initiative with a ground breaking debt by issuing a Euro 2Billion exchangeable bond with a creative structure that combines Aabar 's strong...

March 28, 2015 'Gandhiji was the Finest Management Expert'

The New Indian Express - The modern management approach which is not rooted in the soil and lacks social îaccountabilityî is the curse of the land, Sampath said. The cleanliness of the mind and body equals the...

March 28, 2015 Submit collective bargaining for government worker unions to public scrutiny

American Thinker - When public unions enter the breach of îaccountabilityî they conjure secret covenants, secretly arrived at, and this is true in many other states. By the time taxpayers discover that theyâre...

March 28, 2015 U.N. evacuates staff from Sanaa

m.thehindu.com - The îUnited Nationsî began evacuating international staff from Sanaa on Saturday due to the security situation in the Yemeni capital, where a Saudi-led air campaign has been targeting Shi'ite Houthi...

March 28, 2015 Bank of New York Mellon Will Settle Currency Trade Case for $714 Million

New York Times - The victims included îNew York City pensionî funds and prominent private investors, the authorities said. City investors included teachers and police officers, while the private investment funds...

March 28, 2015 Alberta budget raises taxes, but maintains infrastructure spending

Journal of Commerce - an increasingly large percentage of dollars from oil revenues will be going towards debt repayment, replenishment of the province's contingency fund and to the îAlberta Heritage Savings Trust...

March 28, 2015 Patrick Moore says Roundup is safe -- but refuses to drink it

Big News Network - PARIS -- Lobbyist Patrick Moore told a French TV interviewer îMonsantoî's Roundup weed killer is safe to drink -- but he subsequently declined an offered glass. Moore told an interviewer for French...

March 28, 2015 Educator becomes Ebola responder

KVIA TV ABC-7 - Today, Katie Meyler might be meeting with Google executives or maybe giving a talk at the îUnited Nationsî about girls' education, poverty or Ebola. But just a few months ago, she was on the front...

March 28, 2015 Good 'Deal' for bad schools

The Augusta Chronicle - And why is seemingly any attempt to increase îaccountabilityî in our kidsâ schools met with fierce resistance by the grown-ups who work there' They say they care about our...

March 28, 2015 All figures in this release are in Canadian dollars other than where specified

Market Watch - valuation and risks related to the companyâs joint venture and îpreferred equityî investments, (x) valuation of marketable securities and other investments, (xi) increases in operating costs,...

March 28, 2015 Retailers should show savings on receipts, says Nutrition North board

CBC - One of the major concerns raised in the auditor general's report last fall was about transparency and îaccountabilityî with the Nutrition North program. Nellie Cournoyea, a member of the board, says the savings...

March 28, 2015 Carbon Tracker Initiative Paints A Bleak Picture For US Coal

CleanTechnica - director of the oil and gas program at îCeresî, a non-profit îsustainabilityî organization. âInvestors have been pushing for coal and other fossil fuel companies to face facts and...

March 28, 2015 Immigration Executive Action: House Democrats Release 'Toolkit' for Eligible DACA, DAPA Immigrant Applicants

The Latin Post - held a press conference announcing the "Family Defender Toolkit," a pamphlet featuring the requirements needed to apply for either the Deferred Action for Childhood Availability (DAPA) and Deferred Action for...

March 28, 2015 Liberia transparency body warns resource companies over tax records

Reuters - The Liberia îExtractive Industries Transparency Initiativeî (LEITI), which is part of a global group that promotes corporate governance, named 51 companies in the mining, forestry and agricultural sectors...

March 28, 2015 STA Comment Letter on FSOC Asset Management, Products and Practices

Traders Magazine - These markets included, but were not limited to; auction rate securities, îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî, money markets, and commercial paper. STA believes that these liquidity failures...

March 28, 2015 Big data to serve as credit check for China's internet finance industry

中æ¶çµå­æ¥ - The participants included Xie Ping, vice president of îChina Investment Corporationî, Levin Zhu, former CEO of China International Capital...

March 28, 2015 At UN, India condemns persecution, violence in religion's name

Zee News - îUnited Nationsî: India has strongly condemned violence perpetrated in the name of religion, declaring that it "strikes at our common humanity". India's Deputy Permanent Representative Bhagwant S Bishnoi...

March 28, 2015 Hong Kong actively seeking to join Asian infrastructure bank, says financial secretary

South China Morning Post - China's sovereign wealth fund, the îChina Investment Corporationî, saw the AIIB as a potential partner in Asian investments. While AIIB would provide loans for projects, the CIC could make...

March 28, 2015 Minority mad at $20m loan for capacity building

Ghana Web - âIn 2012, the Public Interest îAccountabilityî Committee (PIAC) came out to say that an amount of GH¢112 million of Ghanaâs oil revenue had been used on capacity building, yet the...

March 28, 2015 Neptune Orient Lines a takeover candidate

Manila Bulletin - âItâs definitely a good point in the cycleâ to buy a shipping company. A sale may help îTemasekî îHoldingsî Pte, the Singapore state investment company that controls...

March 28, 2015 Al Shabab Siege At Somalia Hotel Ends After Hours, Killing Several People, Including A UN Diplomat

International Business Times - Reports said that one of victims was a îUnited Nationsî diplomat. Somali security forces, led by U.S.-trained "Gaashaan" troops, entered the hotel Friday evening, engaging the militants...

March 28, 2015 India Ratings for Indian debt instruments - Mar 27

Reuters - Mar 27 (Reuters) - Below are the ratings awarded by India Ratings and Research Private Ltd (India Ratings), formerly known as îFitch Ratingsî India for local debt instruments as of March 26, 2015. COMPANY...

March 28, 2015 Repeat winners Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, SolarWinds & VMware; Cumulus Networks, Dell and HP also top charts

Live-PR - îCalPERSî, State of CA - Network Administrator/Architect; Caterpillar - Server Administrator/Architect; Citigroup - Network Administrator/Architect; City of Los Angeles - IT Manager/Director; Delta Airlines...

March 28, 2015 Turkey Investing in Coal Despite Cheaper Renewable Energy

Inter Press Service - The report, by the îInternational Institute for Sustainable Developmentî (IISD), says that the Turkish government is planning to triple generation from coal by 2030 despite the fact that...

March 28, 2015 Chinese bank credit quality rises with local government debt swap plan

Asia Times - âBond risk for Chinaâs biggest bank fell to a three-month low as îStandard and Poorâsî and Moodyâs Investors Service said a 1 trillion yuan ($161 billion) debt swap plan will help...

March 28, 2015 Bombardier Announces Special Meeting Voting Results and Release of Escrowed Funds in Respect of Cdn$1.1 Billion Public Offering of Equity

istock Analyst - Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî World and North America...

March 28, 2015 Second Hong Kong-Malaysia Dialogue on Offshore Renminbi Business

7th Space - Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The following is issued on behalf of the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî: The Second Hong Kong-Malaysia Private Sector Dialogue on Offshore Renminbi (RMB) Business (Note 1) was...

March 28, 2015 In Praise of Crackpots Who Go Way Out on a Limb, and Then Suffer for It

VICE - On Wenesday the David Pakman Show, a DIY talking-head program, aired a clip from an interview in which a lobbyist for îMonsantoî named Patrick Moore steps squarely in a public relations dog turd. In the clip,...

March 28, 2015 Republic Square Trading for $307M

ALM Globe St - The news was also reported in The Washington Business Journal. The buyer is the JV between TIAA-CREF and Norges Bank Investment Management, the manager of the îNorwegian Government Pension Fundî Global....

March 28, 2015 Sudan sells stake in Coral hotel to Kuwait

Sudan Tribune - The head of real estate division in îKuwait Investment Authorityî Khaled Hassoun signed on behalf the Kuwaiti government while the head of technical committee responsible for disposing of public sector...

March 28, 2015 Green bond issuance could hit USD100bn in 2015

Reuters - A report by the Climate Bonds Initiative and the îInternational Institute for Sustainable Developmentî this month cited official Chinese data as saying the country would require an annual investment of...

March 28, 2015 Apartment prices likely to remain high in Hong Kong despite promise of more supply

propertywire.com - This yearâs land sale programme will inlcude 29 residential sites and the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî has announced a seventh round of cooling measures for the residential small to medium...

March 28, 2015 PIMCO Announces 2015 Managing Directors

marketwired.com - Prior to joining PIMCO in 2009, he structured real estate transactions throughout the U.S. at îJER Partnersî. Before îJER Partnersî, Mr. Murray was in commercial real estate development...

March 28, 2015 SEE IT: Environmental spin doctor who claims weed killer is safe enough to drink refuses glass on TV

New York Daily News - Always back up what you say â especially on television. A environmental spin doctor who claimed in a TV interview that a weed killer made by îMonsantoî was safe enough to drink, stormed out...

March 28, 2015 Fitch Withdraws Santa Maria, CA's Implied GO Rating

Market Watch - SAN FRANCISCO, Mar 27, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- îFitch Ratingsî has withdrawn the 'AA+' implied unlimited tax general obligation (ULTGO) bond rating on Santa Maria, California as Fitch no longer...

March 28, 2015 Fitch Upgrades SSGA Europe Small Cap to 'Excellent'; Affirms SSGA EMU at 'Strong'

Reuters - (The following statement was released by the rating agency) PARIS/LONDON, March 27 (Fitch) îFitch Ratingsî has upgraded SSGA Europe Small Cap Alpha Equity Fund Quality Rating to 'Excellent' from 'Strong' and...

March 28, 2015 ING releases proxy materials for 2015 AGM

Finanzen - Sustainability forms an integral part of ING's corporate strategy, which is evidenced by ING Group shares being included in the FTSE4Good index and in the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Index (Europe and World)...

March 28, 2015 First Solar : Fitch Affirms Topaz Solar Farms LLC Senior Notes at 'BBB'; Outlook Stable

4 Traders - The following is from îFitch Ratingsî on March 20: îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed the 'BBB' rating on $1.1 billion senior secured notes due 2039 at Topaz Solar Farms LLC (Topaz, or the project)....

March 28, 2015 Refinancing of R.I. state debt seen as long-term savings

The Providence Journal - Using money from a restructuring to plug a budget hole could cause a rating to decrease. îFitch Ratingsî and Standard & Poor's rate Rhode Island's general obligation bonds AA. Moody's...

March 28, 2015 Berlin may offer compromise to Greek reparation claims

Yahoo7 Finance - The so-called îFuture Fundî was launched in 2014 with a yearly budget of one million euros ($1.06 million), earmarked for socio-economic projects promoting the reconciliation between the two nations....

March 28, 2015 Investor groups ready bids for German motorway firm

Gulf Daily News - A consortium of German insurers Allianz and Munich Re, sovereign wealth fund îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî and Borealis, part of pension fund OMERS, aims to hand in an offer by next month's...

March 28, 2015 UPDATE 2-S.Africa's Eskom fires 1,000 workers as crisis deepens

Reuters - îStandard and Poor'sî last week cut Eskom's credit status to junk, saying the suspensions had led to a loss of confidence in the company's corporate governance. Eskom has suffered from years of underfunding...

March 28, 2015 Johannesburg: A Model Of Urban Renewal For The World

Forbes - If we donât handle this expertly, as many as three billion people could be living in urban slums by then, according to the îUnited Nationsî. Clearly, now is the time to find ways to accommodate the...

March 28, 2015 Congressman Jason Smith Capitol Report: Fighting for Rural Veterans

Rolla Daily News - There have been multiple improvements to the VA recently, including the Veterans Choice program established in the Veterans Access, Choice, and îAccountabilityî Act. This legislation passed with...

March 28, 2015 Scientists whose research questions the safety of farm chemicals want protection from 'political retaliation'

The Business Insider - Roundup is made by îMonsantoî Co. The petition to the USDA presses the agency to adopt policies to prevent "political suppression or alteration of studies and to lay out clear procedures for...

March 28, 2015 Our View: Cheers and Jeers

Twin Falls Times-News - A guttural jeers to GMO seed producer îMonsantoî, which this week settled with federal regulators after dumping toxins into the ground at its plant in eastern Idaho. îMonsantoî...

March 28, 2015 Kelley must come clean regarding investigation

Tacoma News Tribune - On his officeâs website, Kelleyâs biography states that as a legislator, he advocated for government transparency and fought to improve îaccountabilityî. Itâs time that he...

March 28, 2015 Delta Only Taiwan Company Recognized with Channel NewsAsia's 2015 Green Luminary Award

Green Technology World - Since 2011, Delta has been selected as a member of the prestigious îDow Jones Sustainabilityî⢠World Index (DJSI World) for 4 consecutive years. In 2014, Delta was ranked at the...

March 28, 2015 More development expected near Prime Outlets

Butler Eagle - an Erie County attorney who is îconsultingî with the IDC. He spoke Friday at itâs annual meeting. âWeâre well on our way to achieving it,â Wachter told about 50 people at the...

March 28, 2015 Ratings firm's undisclosed report sees Illiana as financial risk

Chicago Tribune - But it also points out that the "state was unable to obtain an investment grade rating" last year from îFitch Ratingsî, a major bond rating agency, indicating a high risk of default on the project's...

March 28, 2015 'India has right to attend UNSC decisions on peacekeeping ops'

Kaumudi Online - îUNITED NATIONSî: India, as one of the largest troop contributing countries to UN peacekeeping missions, has the "right" to participate in the decisions of the UN Security Council regarding...

March 28, 2015 US stocks rise on late rally, $A slides, iron ore drops

Australian Financial Review - Late on Friday, Greece's credit rating was lowered two levels by îFitch Ratingsî, which cited the country's liquidity constraints and difficulties in reaching a financing agreement with...

March 28, 2015 Iran, powers close in on nuclear deal: Officials

Times of India - The deal would call for U.S., European Union and îUnited Nationsî Sanctions to be lifted gradually according to a specific schedule. Some sanctions could be lifted very quickly, the officials said....

March 28, 2015 'Pressure on Telcos to Raise Tariffs'

The New Indian Express - Currently, India offers one of the cheapest tariffs for voice calls across the globe. Meanwhile, îFitch Ratingsî said successful bidders ability to invest in building networks will be...

March 28, 2015 Stakeholders work weekends

Mercer Island Reporter - The city hired îconsultantsî last year to help with the visioning work â Seth Harry and Associates and Three Square Blocks. The îconsultantsî worked on Saturday to come up...

March 28, 2015 TRAI Seeks Views To Regulate Net-Based Calling, Messaging Apps

freepressjournal.in - Telcosâ Finances Will Be Under Pressure: Fitch New Delhi : Finances of telcos will be under pressure and their ability to invest in building networks will be restricted after paying for spectrum won in...

March 28, 2015 Post spectrum auction, all telecom stocks fall down

The Hindu Business Line - Cash flow, capex weigh A report by îFitch Ratingsî singled out what was worrying investors in telecom stocks, saying that the spectrum auctions were expected to exert pressure on...

March 28, 2015 LETTER: Alzheimer's disease: It's time to change the trajectory

Montgomery News - Under the Alzheimerâs îAccountabilityî Act passed in December 2014, Congress has required the National Institutes of Health to submit a professional budget to Congress every fiscal year until...

March 27, 2015 Verizon to Turn Off Lights in Nearly 500 Buildings in 37 Countries In Support of Earth Hour

DESCRIPTION:NEW YORK, March 27, 2015 /3BL Media/?? On Saturday (March 28) at 8:30 p.m. local time, Verizon will turn off the lights in nearly 500 of its buildings in 37 countries around the world as it participates in Earth Hour...

March 27, 2015 See How This Sixth Grader Is Tackling Child Hunger as a FROG

DESCRIPTION:This post is by Will Lourcey,?a sixth grader at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth,?Texas. Join Will, who is participating with?generationOn?and?The ConAgra Foods Foundation?in the Make Your Mark on Hunger?campaign...

March 27, 2015 Your Chance to Speak at the #SVLeaders Summit

Apply to be a Shared Value Storyteller SUMMARY:Michael Porter's shared value TED Talk has over 1 million views. Will your talk be next? ? DESCRIPTION:March 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Michael Porter is a tough act to follow, but we...

March 27, 2015 Brazil?s Economy Suffers Consequences of Amazon Deforestation

by Antonio Pasolini DESCRIPTION:Between 2014 and 2015, S?o Paulo, Brazil?s biggest city and the country?s financial center, underwent the worst drought in 80 years. The Cantareira reservoirs, the main source of water supply to...

March 27, 2015 The Manufacturer?s Dilemma: How to Reduce Water Usage When You Need to Run 250 Washing Machines

Whirlpool Corporation Makes Water Savings a Priority DESCRIPTION:Ronald VoglewedeGlobal Sustainability Director,?Whirlpool Corporation For 104 years, Whirlpool Corporation has been doing well by doing good. In 1911, when our...

March 27, 2015 Farmworker Awareness Week: Do You Know Who Picks Your Produce?

DESCRIPTION:It?s?National Farmworker Awareness Week, a time to remember that?85 percent of the fruits and vegetables we eat here in the U.S. are?hand-picked. That?s right ? the healthy veggies for our healthy lifestyles, sweet...

March 27, 2015 Disney?s Create Tomorrowland Xprize Challenge: Share Your Vision Of The Future

Nationwide Challenge Asks 8 to 17-Year-Olds to Imagine World-Changing Technology of the Future DESCRIPTION:LOS ANGELES,?March 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ -?Inspired by the upcoming Disney movie ?Tomorrowland,? The Walt Disney Studios,...

March 27, 2015 Is Benchmarking Your Compliance Program Worth It? We Think So.

DESCRIPTION:Different companies have their own set of rules and regulations for managing risk, especially the risk that involves corruption and bribery. They call on agencies, which enforce the rules, to over see any activity...

March 27, 2015 From the Source: Mandate for Manufacturers/Distributors - Conflict Minerals Disclosure

DESCRIPTION:A loophole in the slavery bill could allow companies to hide supply chain abuses?The Guardian.?As a barrister who has been working at the highest levels on the global issues of slavery and trafficking for many years,...

March 27, 2015 Norfolk Southern Launches $53-million Energy Innovation Project at Juniata Locomotive Shop

DESCRIPTION:ALTOONA, Pa.,?March 27, 2015?/3BL Media/ - Norfolk Southern today launched a $53-million energy conversion project at its Juniata Locomotive Shop that?will substantially reduce carbon emissions and water usage at the...

March 27, 2015 When Good Intentions are not Enough: De-Coding Supply Chain Sustainability

by Oren Jaffe SUMMARY:This blog is part of our series on Supply Chain Sustainability. For more articles, visit?CSRwire. DESCRIPTION:It is simply not enough in today?s world to just set out a CSR policy or a supplier code of...

March 27, 2015 Sp?cial Journ?e mondiale de l?eau, partie 1 : R?duire la consommation d?eau douce ? presque z?ro

SUMMARY:English Version Versi?n en espa?ol DESCRIPTION:? Goldcorp, la protection des ressources pr?cieuses est une priorit?.? Nous travaillons ? minimiser notre empreinte sur l?eau en r?duisant notre consommation et en...

March 27, 2015 Especial del D?a Mundial del Agua, Parte 1: Reducci?n del Uso de Agua Potable a Casi Cero

SUMMARY:Version in English? Version en fran?ais? ? ? DESCRIPTION:En Goldcorp, la protecci?n de recursos naturales es una prioridad. Trabajamos para disminuir nuestra huella h?drica mediante la reducci?n de nuestro consumo y nos...

March 27, 2015 World Water Day Special, Part 1: Reducing Fresh Water Use to Almost Zero

SUMMARY:Versi?n en espa?ol Version en fran?ais? DESCRIPTION:At Goldcorp, protecting precious resources is a priority.? We?re working to minimize our water footprint by reducing our consumption, and ensuring that any water we do...

March 27, 2015 FOX's Groundbreaking Series 'Glee' Comes to an End, Wins Special GLAAD Award

DESCRIPTION:After six seasons and 121 episodes, FOX's pioneering musical series Glee came to an end on Friday, March 20. The series leaves behind not only a long record of industry successes, including six Primetime Emmy Awards,...

March 27, 2015 LG Electronics and Shane Battier Team Up to Help Fans 'Do Game Day Right?'

LG Launches Social Campaign Using #LGTrivia, Invites Basketball Fans to Help Fund College Scholarship DESCRIPTION:March 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ - In an effort to bring its "Do Game Day Right" mantra to life during NCAA? March...

March 27, 2015 2014 FedEx Global Citizenship Report ? Moving Possibilities

Report Preview by Mitch Jackson, Vice President of Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, FedEx Corporation DESCRIPTION:FedEx Global Citizenship is about connecting the world responsibly and resourcefully. Our seventh-annual...

March 27, 2015 Three Holland America Line Ships Achieve Perfect Scores of 100 on United States Public Health Inspections

DESCRIPTION:SEATTLE, Wash., March 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ ? On recent routine United States Public Health inspections conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Holland America Line?s ms Statendam, ms Nieuw...

March 27, 2015 Ski-Doo maker BRP Q4 revenue up 18%; profit improves

Castanet - Their bank accounts can be closed, their cars repossessed. The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî proposed rules Thursday to protect Americans from stumbling into what it calls a "debt trap." At the...

March 27, 2015 Car Sales Are on Pace to Do Something They Haven't in 50 Years

MSN - Nevertheless, President Obama is pushing Congress to raise taxes... The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî, at a field hearing yesterday in Richmond, Virginia, laid out how to deal with one of the...

March 27, 2015 Education Reform Commission an opportunity to improve public education

Baxley News-Banner - There are 33 of us in all. The commissionâs charge from the governor is to take a comprehensive look at the stateâs public education system and the 30-year-old Quality Basic Education...

March 27, 2015 Fed market gurus prep rate hike amid last-minute anxieties

Yahoo News - The overnight repo facility has been tested for 18 months running and is open to 164 money funds, banks, and government sponsored enterprises like îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî. Unlike Wall...

March 27, 2015 McGowan calls for treasurer's head over 'conflict' shares

Sydney Morning Herald - But he rejected calls to step down from his Treasury, Energy, Citizenship and Multicultural portfolios. He pledged to sell his shares in Telstra, îQBEî Insurance, Medusa Mining and ABM...

March 27, 2015 Ten things you may have missed Friday from the world of business

The Boston Globe - Their bank accounts can be closed, their cars repossessed. The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî proposed rules Thursday to protect Americans from stumbling into what it calls a...

March 27, 2015 WTO chief says negotiations on trade deal 'changing gears'

Yahoo News - Geneva (AFP) - îWorld Trade Organizationî chief Roberto Azevedo said Thursday efforts are intensifying to end more than a decade of stalemate in negotiations for global trade liberalisation. "The...

March 27, 2015 March 27 Premarket Briefing: 10 Things You Should Know

The Street - Although Obama is unlikely to get cooperation from a Republican-led Congress, he will probably push the changes via the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî. Must Read: 16 Rock-Solid Dividend Stocks...

March 27, 2015 Go Green with African Travel, Inc.

Financial Content - TreadRight's past project partners include WWF, îConservation Internationalî and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include sponsoring the National Geographic Society's inaugural...

March 27, 2015 The Government Is Finally Cracking Down on Legal Loan Sharks

Yahoo Finance - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî, at a field hearing yesterday in Richmond, Virginia, laid out how to deal with one of the countryâs most abusive industries: predatory consumer credit....

March 27, 2015 This is how human immune system protects itself from TB bacteria

ANI NEWS - How Twitter, TV, newspapers reported IPCC's climate evidence Mar 26, 2:32 pm Washington, Mar.26 (ANI): A new study has provided a deeper insight into how Twitter, TV and newspapers reported the UN...

March 27, 2015 NZ ambassador hauled before Brazilian foreign minister

Stuff - "The Brazilian Government has learned with surprise of media reports indicating that electronic mail on the candidacy of Ambassador Roberto Carvalho de Azevedo for the post of Director General of the îWorld Trade...

March 27, 2015 Nesselbush bill would require labeling of genetically modified products

Valley Breeze - The joint commission of the World Health Organization and the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî established a protocol for evaluating GMO safety. The commission says that GMOs...

March 27, 2015 Baking with maple

Adirondack Daily Enterprise - In his book, Omnivore's Dilemma, îMichael Pollanî says, "Since 1985 our consumption of all added sugars-cane, beet, HFCS, glucose, honey, maple syrup, whatever-has climbed from 128 pounds...

March 27, 2015 Eurasian Economic Union: Integration Reference

La Prensa Latina - The chances of success of the integration scheme led by Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan (Armenia incorporated in last January) focused one of the plenary of the îWorld Economic Forumî in Moscow in...

March 27, 2015 Deutsche Boerse : European Markets Mostly Higher Even As Yemen Concerns Linger

4 Traders - The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks was adding 0.20%, while the îStoxxî Europe 50 index, which includes some major UK companies, was rising 0.58%. In Frankfurt, sports goods...

March 27, 2015 Connecticut-based Viridian Energy Demonstrates the Power of Off-Grid Electrification in Nicaragua

Market Watch - Mar 26, 2015 (îBUSINESS WIREî) -- Viridian Energy ... Since 2011, Viridian has completed a major corporate îsocial responsibilityî project on a different continent each year, including...

March 27, 2015 Credit Arbitration Clauses Favor Corporations Over Consumers

North Dallas Gazette - The old adage, âthe devil is in the detailsâ still holds true. A new report released by the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî (CFPB) found that more than three in four consumers...

March 27, 2015 EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Set To Break String Of Weekly Wins

english.capital.gr - The îStoxxî Europe 600 rose 0.6% to 396.79, aided by advances for health care, technology and consumer-goods shares. The pan-European index's strongest performer was Novo Nordisk A/S , with shares...

March 27, 2015 World Renowned Yogi Sadhguru Vasudev to Visit Boston on May 8

India New England - Named one of the 50 most influential people in India, author and poet, Sadhguru has been a most sought after speaker at International Leadership forums such as the îWorld Economic Forumî, United...

March 27, 2015 Carbon capture and storage: Can the UK hit climate goals without killing off heavy industry'

The Carbon Brief - The îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî says avoiding dangerous warming will cost twice as much without CCS. UK decarbonisation would also be about twice as expensive without CCS, says a 17...

March 27, 2015 Whole Foods Whole Headache

Bloger Her - Another wrinkle in what îMichael Pollanî describes in The Omnivoreâs Dilemma as Supermarket Pastoral. If you want to understand what organic has really become, read the book. Anyway, I...

March 27, 2015 Google taps Morgan Stanley CFO as new finance chief

istock Analyst - She has been the lead banker on numerous milestone technology financing rounds, including for Amazon, eBay, Netscape, Priceline and Verisign as well as for îThe Blackstone Groupî, GE and the NYSE,...

March 27, 2015 Italy - Factors to watch on March 27

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...

March 27, 2015 European Stocks Rebound From Two-Day Drop

Yahoo Finance - The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index added 0.5 percent to 396.44 at 10:07 a.m. in London, helped by a 10 percent rally in Novo Nordisk A/S. The gauge trimmed gains of as much as 0.8 percent as miners extended...

March 27, 2015 UC Davis gets grant to look at open access to scholarship

UC Davis News & Information - âPay It Forward: Investigating a îSustainableî Model of Open Access Article Processing ... The team will also collaborate with information providers Elsevier (Scopus) and...

March 27, 2015 Lululemon shares jump on strong Q4

archive.battlecreekenquirer.com - In 2015, we expect to substantially complete this foundational work and accelerate our investments in innovation to drive îsustainableî global growth ... according to îThomson...

March 27, 2015 European stocks mostly higher, eyes on Greek reform plan; Dax up 0.60%

NASDAQ - During European morning trade, the EURO îSTOXXî 50 advanced 0.40%, France's CAC 40 rose 0.34%, while Germany's DAX 30 gained 0.60%. European equities had come under pressure on Thursday after Greece failed in...

March 27, 2015 Lululemon (LULU) boosts Q4 revenue, beating analyst estimates

Stockhouse - Analysts had estimated 75 cents per share of earnings for the fourth quarter, according to îThomson Reutersî. Lululemon's revenue for ... and accelerate our investments in innovation to drive...

March 27, 2015 Optimal Carbon Price Should Be 200% Higher Than Economists Currently Estimate

CleanTechnica - Scientists from the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî acknowledge that finding the correct carbon price is notoriously difficult, and that the various uncertainties involved can change the...

March 27, 2015 Dunkin' Donuts to Remove Sunscreen Ingredient From Doughnuts

News Max - The move came after the environmental group îAs You Sowî asked the chain to remove the potentially toxic ingredient from its powdered doughnuts. In 2013, îAs You Sowî conducted independent...

March 27, 2015 Supergroup : Directorate Appointment

4 Traders - where she was Chair of the Remuneration Committee and is now Chair of the îSustainableî Banking Committee. Her previous non-executive directorships include Home Retail Group plc, The Gap Inc., Next Group...

March 27, 2015 House Ag subcommittee holds COOL hearing

tsln.com - The îWorld Trade Organizationî is expected to issue a ruling soon on whether COOL violates U.S. international trade obligations. Rep. David Rouzer, R-N.C., the subcommittee chairman, started the hearing by...

March 27, 2015 AG Herring launching effort aimed at predatory lending

WFIR News Talk Radio - Herring announced the move Thursday at a field hearing of the federal îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî in Richmond. The agency announced proposed rules to set standards for the industry....

March 27, 2015 Pricing Solar Power Fairly

bloombergview.com - Now, in the sunny states of Arizona and California, home solar-energy users make up about 4 percent of single-family detached homes, according to Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî. That's not to say...

March 27, 2015 Dunkin Donuts changing recipe after reports about potentially dangerous chemical

KFOR-TV - Some groups claim the mixture could lead to health problems like inflammation or even organ damage. According to a report from MarketWatch, the company was receiving mounting pressure to make a change from a group...

March 27, 2015 ID theft protections raise hurdles for borrower

Orange County Register - From îFreddie Macîâs weekly survey: The 30-year fixed rate saw a big rate drop, landing at 3.69 percent from last weekâs 3.78 percent. The 15-year fixed dropped 9 basis points as...

March 27, 2015 UK Market Drops, Miners Hit

Realtime Business News - The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks was adding 0.20 percent, while the îStoxxî Europe 50 index, which includes some major U.K. companies, was rising 0.58 percent....

March 27, 2015 Solve the equation: Leaders say communication key to funding education system

Marietta Daily Journal - âWeâre certainly encouraged by the Legislature looking into revamping the îQBEî formula,â Ragsdale said. âWeâre hopeful that Cobb will come out the better after...

March 27, 2015 Stock Takes: CBL gears up for market float

New Zealand Herald - "The long-term potential for much-improved productivity and higher returns on equity stand out." ASX-listed property firm Goodman Group was also entered into the best stock ideas list, while Woodside...

March 27, 2015 Aabar chairman says UniCredit bonds not an exit from bank investment

Reuters - Aabar, majority-owned by Abu Dhabi's îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî (IPIC), manages a portfolio of investments spanning real estate to aerospace and financial services to energy, including a...

March 27, 2015 Will value adding on the farm work for you'

country-guide.ca - Thatâs not to deny the money potential. In his book The Omnivoreâs Dilemma, îMichael Pollanî estimates that, on average, direct and local sales allow farmers to take home as much as 94...

March 27, 2015 Top Portfolio Products: RS Investments Launches 2 Alt Funds

Think Advisor - Also, City of London Investment Management announced an ESG initiative with îSustainalyticsî aimed at closed-end funds; FinaMetric announced a collaboration with MacroRisk Analytics; RCM Alternatives...

March 27, 2015 Toyota Motor : Environmental Activities Grant Program Accepting 2015 Applications

4 Traders - forest preservation and regeneration in southeastern Madagascar îConservation Internationalî Japan Madagascar Creative wetland restoration and adaptation to climate change in Hungary WWF Hungary Hungary...

March 27, 2015 Will Lululemon Athletica (LULU) Stock React Negatively Today as Earnings Forecast Misses Estimates'

The Street - Lululemon said its believes its first quarter earnings will be between 31 cents per share and 33 cents per share versus the 39 cents per share analysts polled by îThomson Reutersî predicted ... in...

March 27, 2015 Gulf Stream Slowed by Greenland Ice Sheet Melting

sciencetimes.com - Some experts at the U.N. îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî believe there is a 10% chance that the Gulf Stream could actually shut down by 2100 while some experts the likelihood of such a...

March 27, 2015 SuperGroup appoints Penny Hughes as non-exec director

Retail Bulletin - Due to take up her role on 1 April, Hughes is currently a non-executive director of the Morrisons supermarket chain and The Royal Bank of Scotland where she is chair of the îSustainableî ... director...

March 27, 2015 Ruth Porat to Join Google as Chief Financial Officer

The FINANCIAL - She has been the lead banker on numerous milestone technology financing rounds, including for Amazon, eBay, Netscape, Priceline and Verisign as well as for îThe Blackstone Groupî, GE and the NYSE. As...

March 27, 2015 Egyptian Woman Reveals 42-Year Secret of Survival: Pretending to be a Man

NDTV - According to a study by the îWorld Economic Forumî, only 26 percent of women in Egypt participate in the labor force, compared with 76 percent of men. In the study, the country ranked 129th out of 142 countries...

March 27, 2015 Edelman's XT ETF

Wealth Management - Investing in îsustainabilityî can be a successful strategy ... Bloomberg was the market share leader, with 32 percent, followed by îThomson Reutersî, at 26 percent. Risk and compliance...

March 27, 2015 1347 PROPERTY INSURANCE : Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K)

4 Traders - 03/26 1347 PROPERTY INSURANCE: MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL COND.. 03/26 1347 PROPERTY INSURANCE: to Ring the îNASDAQ Stock Marketî Closing Bell in Celebr.. 03/22 1347 PROPERTY...

March 27, 2015 Police: No evidence of kidnapping of California woman

Cadillac News - TRENTON, N.J. (AP) â The global pharmaceutical industry is pouring billions of dollars into developing treatments for rare îdiseasesî, which once drew ... The No. 2 official at the Homeland...

March 27, 2015 WHO admits Monsanto's glyphosate 'probably' causes cancer; chemical found in 75% of air and rain samples

Natural News - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is one example. "Monsanto's takeover essentially of the FDA has been replicated around the world," says îInstitute for Responsible Technologyî researcher Jeffrey...

March 27, 2015 Blackstone Group's Equity Healthcare selects RedBrick Health to Deliver on Wellness 2.0 Vision for its Member Companies

Market Watch - Through the partnership, RedBrick's platform and services will be integrated with Equity Healthcare's data analytic and care management capabilities and offered to îthe Blackstone Groupî's global asset...

March 27, 2015 UPDATE: Haversham Agrees GBP1.23 Billion BCA Group Reverse Takeover (ALLISS)

Morningstar - Haversham was created last year by Palmer-Baunack and Marwyn Value Investors Ltd, the specialist investment management company, with the support of institutional investors including Invesco, Artemis, Aviva and...

March 27, 2015 FTSE dives on financials as risk-averse investors flee

Interactive Investor - Brent rose 4.14% to $58.82/bbl. Gold and silver prices rose as investors shied from equities and other risk. îSchrodersî was pounded down, its non-voting shares (SDRC) off 4.85% to 2450p. Among...

March 27, 2015 Lululemon profit surges as customers embrace changes after yoga-pants gaffe

The Star - Analysts had estimated 75 cents per share of earnings for the fourth quarter, according to îThomson Reutersî. Lululemonâs revenue for ... and accelerate our investments in innovation to drive...

March 27, 2015 Bombings in Yemen send oil, gold rates spiralling

KhaleejTimes - âThis conflict is about Saudi concerns over having an Iranian ally in its backyard,â said Jordan Perry, senior analyst at risk consultancy Verisk îMaplecroftî. Saudi Arabia and Kuwait,...

March 27, 2015 CEPSA Compañía Española de : signs agreement to market lubricants in Colombia

4 Traders - Cepsa's lubricants worldwide: CEPSA is an energy group fully owned by the îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî (IPIC). It employs more than 10,500 people and operates at every stage of the...

March 27, 2015 RSF Social Finance Seed Fund Grantee Highlight: Rosebud Economic Development Corporation

DESCRIPTION:by Ellie Lanphier In South Dakota, on the 1,900 square miles of the Rosebud Reservation, the Rosebud Economic Development Corporation (REDCO) is working to address high rates of poverty and unemployment and pervasive...

March 27, 2015 Lululemon Sees Earnings Below Forecasts

Fox Business - Canadian yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica forecast earnings and revenue below analysts' expectations, saying it would spend more on innovation to drive îsustainableî growth ... according to...

March 27, 2015 Mercosur is being left out of the main global trade flows, argues Uruguay

MercoPress - TISA, sponsored by the îWorld Trade Organizationî stands for Trade in Services Agreement and targets a freer framework at global level. Uruguay expressed interest in the initiative and last September made...

March 27, 2015 Michelle Obama tries to shut kid up about nasty Taco Tuesdays; did he take the bribe'

BizPac Review - After a Louisiana second-grader sent a widely-published letter to Michelle Obama complaining that her new school lunch rules ruined his âTaco Tuesday,â he got a surprise in the mail: a couple of...

March 27, 2015 The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Kirkland's Performance Accelerates in 2014

The American Lawyer - Today the Houston office, which focuses on energy work for such clients as KKR & Co. and îThe Blackstone Groupî, has nearly 40 lawyers. Chicago litigator James Hurst left Winston & Strawn...

March 27, 2015 SH Kelkar files prospectus for IPO

India Infoline Ltd - S.H. Kelkar and Company, partly owned by îthe Blackstone groupî, has filed a draft prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for an initial public offering that a banker...

March 27, 2015 U.S. EPA Recognizes Sand Valley Landfill Renewable Energy Program as Electricity Project of the Year

CSR Wire - NEW ORLEANS, Mar. 26 /îCSRwireî/ - Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) announced today that its Sand Valley Landfill Gas-to-Energy (LFGTE) project in Collinsville, Ala. has been named Electricity Project of...

March 27, 2015 High50 Entrepreneur Mike Anderson: I quit running national newspapers to create a tech start-up

high50.com - Soon after starting, CNBC TV commissioned CAF to build an app that could play a news feed of its content to people attending the îWorld Economic Forumî in Davos. Later that year, an American came knocking...

March 27, 2015 Vancouver-based Lululemon Q4 revenue up 16%, profit above analyst estimates at $110.85 million US

The Vancouver Sun - Analysts had estimated 75 cents per share of earnings for the fourth quarter, according to îThomson Reutersî. Lululemon's revenue for ... and accelerate our investments in innovation to drive...

March 27, 2015 Fidelity triples its China QFII quota, becoming first money manager to top $1 billion

Pensions & Investments - The Fidelity news, revealed when China's îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî posted the latest monthly quota data on its website Thursday, effectively eliminates the $1 billion...

March 27, 2015 Your SMS is polluting the air

AsiaOne - Sources: How Bad Are Bananas by Mike Berners-Lee, Fifth Assessment Report of the UN's îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, McAfee study Carbon Footprint of Spam > 2553

March 27, 2015 Victory Park Capital Announces Investment in KBP Foods

Business Wire - CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Victory Park Capital (VPC), an asset management firm focused on middle market debt and equity investments, announced today that it has completed a îpreferred equityî...

March 27, 2015 Don?t Miss the 3rd Annual Latin America Ethics Summit in Rio de Janeiro

DESCRIPTION:March 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Ethisphere Institute announced today that registration is open for the 3rd Annual Latin America Ethics Summit that will offer local perspectives on global issues and will bring...

March 27, 2015 CBRE Appointed to Advise TAIPEI 101 on LEED v4 Recertification

USGBC, TAIPEI 101 and CBRE Collaborate to Share Project Insights, Supporting further Recertification Worldwide DESCRIPTION:Taipei, March 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ ??CBRE, the world?s largest commercial real estate services provider,...

March 27, 2015 Helping smokers quit sparks Guelph vape shop owners

Guelph Mercury - GUELPHâProposed provincial legislation to regulate the sale and use of e-cigarettes has the owners of Ponyboy Vapes concerned about the future of their business less than a month after they opened a new...

March 27, 2015 Earth Hour: What is the carbon footprint of an email'

The Rakyat Post - These are taken from How Bad Are Bananas by Mike Berners-Lee, Fifth Assessment Report of the UNâs îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, McAfee study âCarbon Footprint of...

March 27, 2015 Climate Target 'Utterly Inadequate'

Laboratory Equipment - The official global target of a 2 C temperature rise is âutterly inadequateâ for protecting those at most risk from climate change, says a lead author on the îIntergovernmental Panel on...

March 27, 2015 ZTE Posts 94% Jump in Full-Year Net Profit as 4G Sales Surge

India Infoline Ltd - ZTE is committed to corporate îsocial responsibilityî and is a member of the UN Global Compact. For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: ... > 2553

March 27, 2015 Fitch Affirms Marin County, CA's POBs and COPs at 'AA+'; Outlook Stable

Financial Content - The county transferred a total of $26.4 million from reserves to an irrevocable trust with the California Public Employees' Retirement System (îCalPERsî) in fiscal year 2013. In addition, the...

March 27, 2015 Pa. city without water since Monday gets help from National Guard

Pocono Record - BRADFORD, Pa. â The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Army National Guard are helping a northwestern Pennsylvania city without water. Bradford officials say a 24-inch water main that broke Monday...

March 27, 2015 Power Restored In Licking County

NBC4 Columbus - Power has been restored to more than 2,400 customers after an outage in Licking County Thursday. A spokesperson from îAEPî said they are unsure of what caused a power outage that affected more than...

March 27, 2015 Spring forward: Daylight saving time returning to most of US

The Cresent News - WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sure sign that spring's on the horizon: One hour less shut-eye Saturday night no matter when you turn out the lights. Most people in the U.S. are supposed to push the clock forward by 60...

March 27, 2015 Water management needed to abate socioeconomic collapse: UN

The Western Producter - LONDON, U.K. (îThomson Reutersî Foundation) â The planet faces a 40 percent ... âEvery sector has to pitch in and do its best to be water efficient.â Investing in...

March 27, 2015 Edison wished the sun could power all his inventions

Minuteman News Center - All told, worldwide spending on clean energy surged to $310 billion in 2014 â a 16-percent boost from the prior 12 months, according to Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî. Ultimately, those...

March 27, 2015 Mountains & Valleys

Adirondack Daily Enterprise - VALLEY - to freezing pipes. Some of that happens every winter, but this year it's at a new level. As the winter's cold persists in the double digits below zero, frost is pushing deeper into the...

March 27, 2015 Borse Dubai sells its stake in LSE

Gulf News - Borse Dubai acquired a 28 per cent stake in the LSE from îNasdaq Stock Marketî in 2007 as part of a deal that saw Nasdaq merge with Swedenâs OMX group. The sale was managed by Bank of America-Merrill...

March 27, 2015 Shunfeng Clean Energy : Achieved Profit Turnaround in 2014 with Brilliant Growth

4 Traders - Wuxi Suntech was included in the list of first-class PV components suppliers contained in the Global PV Market Forecast Report published by Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî (BNEF) in February 2015, which is...

March 27, 2015 Yingli Earnings: Weaker ASPs, Higher OpEx; 2015 Guidance Is Light

Trefis - Who Will It Benefit'). Global PV installations are also expected to rise by 20% to about 58 GW for 2015, according to Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî. It seems unlikely that Yingli will be able to take...

March 27, 2015 Should you be worried about arsenic in California wine'

Gant Daily - Without providing specific data, the plaintiffs said their analysis found inorganic arsenic âfar in excessâ of whatâs allowed in drinking îwaterî based on the îEPAîâs...

March 27, 2015 Shunfeng Achieved Profit Turnaround in 2014 with Brilliant Growth

Benzinga - Wuxi Suntech was included in the list of first-class PV components suppliers contained in the Global PV Market Forecast Report published by Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî (BNEF) in February 2015, which is a...

March 27, 2015 KIA acquires all Sudanese Kuwaiti Hotels Company

KUNA - KHARTOUM, March 26 (KUNA) -- The îKuwait Investment Authorityî (KIA) announced Thursday the full acquisition of the Sudanese Kuwaiti Hotels Company. In a press statement, it said that it purchased the 51...

March 27, 2015 Overhaul Public Pensions Now

Heartland - In reality, îCalPERSîâ books showed a net loss of 0.5 percent at the end of fiscal year 2014. Using a more realistic assumption of a 2.734 percent yield on returns, roughly the same yield received...

March 27, 2015 RGGI Auction Extends US Carbon Market Winning Streak

CleanTechnica - The îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî (RGGI) recently held its first 2015 quarterly carbon auction, selling out of all 15.2 million available carbon dioxide allowances at a clearing price of $5.41...

March 27, 2015 Mideast envoy implores U.N. council to act

Arkansas Online - îUNITED NATIONSî -- The îUnited Nationsî' top Mideast envoy challenged the Security Council on Thursday to lead the way to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, suggesting it should...

March 27, 2015 GIC bids to cash in on hot sector with $900m sell-off

The Australian - The scale would be topped only by corporate deals, such as the Goodman Group-led consortium, including the îCanadian Pension Plan Investment Boardî, Dutch pension group APG and China Investment...

March 27, 2015 Gulf states ask UN Security Council for Yemen arms embargo

Gulf News - îUnited Nationsî: Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies presented powerful members of the UN Security Council with suggested elements for a resolution that would impose an arms embargo on Al Houthi rebels who...

March 27, 2015 Cause of Financial Crisis

New York Times - Cohan, Street Scene column, nytimes.com, March 12). The evidence presented by the îFinancial Crisis Inquiry Commissionî contradicts his revisionist view of the crisis. All nine of his fellow...

March 27, 2015 Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation Declares First Quarter Dividend Of $0.67 Per Share

The Business Journal - The Company also invests in residential mortgage-backed securities that are not guaranteed by a U.S. Government agency or sponsored entity as well as îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî or...

March 27, 2015 New UN Investigator to Probe Digital Spying

NDTV - The îUnited Nationsî top human rights body agreed on Thursday to appoint a special investigator to probe digital spying and violations of online privacy. Brazil and Germany spearheaded the resolution, which...

March 27, 2015 Student-testing bill clears hurdle

m.durangoherald.com - âHow are you going to build or maintain a state îaccountabilityî system that doesnât have accurate information'â Johnston asked. But the movement against testing seems only to...

March 27, 2015 Cobb School Board Hears Dual-Immersion Supporters at Meeting

Patch - According to the Marietta Daily Journal, Thayer asked the districtâs chief îaccountabilityî and research officer Greg Ewing to investigate dual-immersion programs at other school systems and to determine...

March 27, 2015 Simpson Miller urges end to contemporary slavery

Jamaica Observer - îUNITED NATIONSî â JAMAICA's Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller on Wednesday joined îUnited Nationsî Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in calling for an end to 'contemporary slavery'...

March 27, 2015 UN Human Rights Council eyes special session on Boko Haram

Modern Ghana - Geneva (AFP) - The îUnited Nationsî Human Rights Council has received a request to host a special session next week on abuses by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria and neighbouring countries, the council...

March 27, 2015 Christer Romilson

Bloomberg - Mr. Christer Romilson is a Director at AP Fonden 3. He served as Deputy Director of îFolksamî Life of îFolksamî AB and also serves as Deputy Chairman and Director of îFolksamî...

March 27, 2015 Aris Bogdaneris to become Head of Challengers & Growth Markets and member of the Management Board of ING Bank

The Wall Street Transcript - Sustainability forms an integral part of ING's corporate strategy, which is evidenced by ING Group shares being included in the îFTSE4Goodî index and in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index...

March 27, 2015 Mid East coalition pounds Yemen from the air

KY3 - "I ask you, based on the principle of self-defense in Article 51 of the Charter of the îUnited Nationsî, and on the basis of the Charter of the Arab League and the treaty of joint Arab defense, to provide...

March 27, 2015 Ontario's Sunshine List to be released today

CBC - Others, however, argue that $100,000 remains a lot of money to most Ontarians and that disclosing the list is an important part of government îaccountabilityî. The Public Salary Disclosure Act requires...

March 27, 2015 Laser Research CO2 Optics for Mid-Range Cutting & Engraving Lasers

Novus Light - Laser Research CO2 Lenses and Mirrors for 200 to 500W cutting and engraving lasers are designed to produce a îclean edgeî and cut up to 3 mm deep. Offered in 1" to 1.5" dia. sizes, lenses come in 1.5" to...

March 27, 2015 Demolition of North Aurora Activity Center an issue in village board race

My Suburban Life - âIâm the chair of the finance committee, and Iâm proud to say that in 2014, îStandard and Poorâsî just upgraded our bond rating from âAAâ to âAA+,â...

March 27, 2015 Proxy voting initiative seeks to influence corporate boards

Nashoba Publishing - A subcommittee of the îPension Reserves Investment Management Boardî signed off Thursday on a new policy developed by Goldberg that would direct PRIM to use its proxy vote as an investor to oppose...

March 27, 2015 Ellington Financial : Releases 2014 K-1 Tax Package

4 Traders - Ellington Financial is a specialty finance company that primarily acquires and manages mortgage-related assets, including residential mortgage-backed securities, residential mortgage loans, îcommercial...

March 27, 2015 Scottsdale's Diverse Offerings Make It a Flexible Fit for Meetings

successfulmeetings.com - Something for everyone. That's the appeal of Scottsdale, AZ, for Joanna Puchalski, meeting planner for New York-based Opal Financial Group. Just last month, she organized an annual educational meeting for...

March 27, 2015 Revised GDP, Yellen lead calendar

Yahoo Finance - Monthly vehicle sales, mortgage applications, construction spending, crude-oil inventories, and îMonsantoî earnings round out the agenda. Thursday lineup includes initial jobless claims, factory...

March 27, 2015 SHAMELESS SHELF-PROMOTION: Helping sustain our community

The Weatherford Democrat - On the other, a company called îthe Conference Boardî surveys 5,000 consumers every month to see ... housing and utility assistance and other îsocialî services. Why does this...

March 27, 2015 When We Say "Consumer," We Mean "You." Here Are 5 Protections You Should Know About:

Newsroom America - the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî (CFPB). As a now fully operational, independent watchdog, the CFPB is responsible for cracking down on bad actors like unscrupulous lenders, or fraudulent...

March 27, 2015 Corporate Credit Quality Seen Eroding as Shareholders Rewarded

News Max - Central bank efforts to make risky assets more attractive to investors are weakening credit quality among top-rated U.S. companies as they sell debt to return money to shareholders instead of spending on growth,...

March 27, 2015 Lowell judge pulls plug on GPS bracelets

Lowell Sun - The state Trial Court uses ELMO, which was first established in 2001, as an alternative to incarceration and to provide îaccountabilityî for probationers. The Probation Department is responsible for the...

March 27, 2015 Fannie And Freddie: New Bill Establishes A Secondary Reserve To Protect Capital

Seeking Alpha - Taxpayers, homeowners, and stockholders of îFannie Maeî (OTCQB:FNMA) and îFreddie Macî (OTCQB:FMCC) have something to cheer about thanks to House Republican Marsha Blackburn. On Thursday,...

March 27, 2015 Details of Obama's visit to Birmingham

Myrtle Beach Online - The speech came as the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî announced proposed rules for the short-term lenders. "If you're lending to somebody, knowing they can't pay you back, and you're...

March 27, 2015 Thailand PM Prayuth says he is considering replacing martial law with other laws

The Straits Times - "We are trying to reduce pressure. The îUnited Nationsî asked us to (find a new law). I didn't set the deadline (for the completion of the draft) because it will not trouble anyone. We now enforce...

March 27, 2015 Accepting Al Qaeda

Foreign Affairs - Since 9/11, Washington has considered al Qaeda the greatest threat to the United States, one that must be eliminated regardless of cost or time. After Washington killed Osama bin Laden in 2011, it made Ayman...

March 27, 2015 VotePACT Top Issue for 2015 Elections: Sound Governance

Market Watch - TORONTO, ONTARIO, Mar 27, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- The following is a statement from PACT - Party for the îAccountabilityî Competency and Transparency, Canada's newest federally registered...

March 27, 2015 Column: Education Reform Commission can make difference

Neighbor Newspapers - Ironically, I worked closely with Gov. Joe Frank Harris in the creation of îQBEî. Itâs déjà vu all over again. As for my silence, I wanted to be sure this group...

March 27, 2015 Crickets could be coming soon to the University of Winnipeg cafeteria

Globe and Mail - He said crickets taste like sunflower seeds. A 2013 report by the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî estimated that two billion people worldwide include insects in their...

March 27, 2015 Criminal investigation sought in McAuliffe-Mayorkas dealings

Watch Dog - WASHINGTON, D.C. â A government îaccountabilityî group says âunanswered questionsâ warrant a criminal investigation into actions by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and others involved in...

March 27, 2015 Our View: Gun rights debate misses on responsiblity

The World - Thereâs been much angst among local gun rights activists of late. Thereâs been some talk in Salem this legislative session about new laws regarding firearms background checks â or some such. We say...

March 27, 2015 Foxconn Leads Fight to Save Business Tax Breaks in China

Wall Street Journal - China is also seeking to keep in line with its trade agreements. Last month, the U.S. challenged a Chinese local subsidy program before the îWorld Trade Organizationî. Chinese subsidies are...

March 27, 2015 Ghani jokes Afghanistan may beat US to woman president

Yahoo News - "Leaving aside questions of first women presidents," interjected host Robert Rubin, co-chair of the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî, to which Ghani quipped: "We may accomplish it before you!" The Afghan...

March 27, 2015 Campbell Declares Quarterly Dividend

Yahoo Finance - The company is a member of the Standard & Poorâs 500 and the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Indexes. For more information, visit www.campbellsoupcompany.com or follow company news on Twitter via...

March 27, 2015 WA Treasurer committed minor breach of ministerial conduct, Premier concedes

ABC Online - Mr Nahan sold his shares in îQBEî this week after pressure from the Opposition, which raised concerns about a potential conflict of interest. He had declared his shareholding but did not bring it to the...

March 27, 2015 EPA Provides $200,000 to the City of Rochester, New York to Support Assessment, Cleanup and Reuse of Contaminated Properties

yosemite.epa.gov - âThis EPA grant in Rochester will empower the community to assess, clean up and revitalize formerly contaminated sites and their impacted neighborhoods through a locally-driven planning process,â...

March 27, 2015 Bat maternity season starts April 15

Suwannee Democrat - Further details on bat exclusions can be found at Bat îConservation Internationalî. Bats are beneficial to people and are an important part of the ecosystem. The stateâs native bats help keep...

March 27, 2015 NPPC on COOL Law: U.S. Must Avoid Retaliation

Wisconsin Ag Connection - The îWorld Trade Organizationî last fall ruled that the U.S. meat labeling law violates U.S. international trade obligations by discriminating against Canadian cattle and pigs and Mexican...

March 27, 2015 Where Does Your Money Spend the Night' Rethinking Capitalism

The Huffington Post - Domini Social Investments, founders of the îMSCIî KLD 400 Social Index (NYSE: DSI), have proven that analyzing a company's îsustainabilityî factors can help investors capture sources...

March 27, 2015 Fitch Rates BOCOM Leasing 'A'/Stable

Reuters - (The following statement was released by the rating agency) TAIPEI, March 27 (Fitch) îFitch Ratingsî has assigned China-based Bank of Communications Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. (BOCOM Leasing) a Long-Term...

March 27, 2015 Kansas moving closer to issuing $1B or more in pension bonds

The Winfield Daily Courier - The îKansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî is on track to close a projected $9.8 billion gap between revenues and the benefit costs from now until 2033, thanks to laws enacted in...

March 27, 2015 Fitch affirms AvangardCo at 'CC'

FE Trustnet - îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed Ukraine-based Avangardco Investments Public Limited's long-term foreign and local currency issuer default ratings at 'CC' and downgraded its national long-term rating to...

March 27, 2015 What would be the journal entry for: Billed clients $120,000 on account'

Small Business Yahoo - The year 2000 welcomed a new century of exciting possibilities and opportunities. Since then, weâve come a long way,... Becoming a Blockbuster Was this a typical Friday event for you' Would you drive...

March 27, 2015 Nuclear war could ignite 'global food crisis'

Asbury Park Press - Y-12 is the nation's sole industrial complex where weapons-grade uranium is fabricated and stored, according to the article by îEric Schlosserî. Then I found an informative interactive on nuclear...

March 27, 2015 OIE Joins World Health Day Celebrations

thepoultrysite.com - as well as representatives of the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO), and the French Ministers of Health and Agriculture. This will be an opportunity for WHO to...

March 27, 2015 Into the future

China Daily - In his 2015-16 Budget speech, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said he had requested Financial Services and the Treasury Secretary Ceajer Chan Ka-keung to work with Norman Chan Tak-lam, chief executive of the...

March 27, 2015 Bureau proposes payday lending rules

Portland Press Herald - Their bank accounts can be closed, their cars repossessed. The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî proposed rules Thursday to protect Americans from stumbling into what it calls a...

March 27, 2015 Go Green with African Travel, Inc.

istock Analyst - TreadRight's past project partners include WWF, îConservation Internationalî and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include sponsoring the National Geographic Society's inaugural "World...

March 27, 2015 Rob Portman and global warming: Is he right or wrong' (poll)

Cleveland Plain Dealer - The îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî disputes the assumptions in the analysis, saying too little credit was given emerging efficiencies. The EPA says that the efficiencies and new sources...

March 27, 2015 As prices drop, cities and towns choose sun and wind for their energy

Environment Energy Publishing - The Burlington Electric Department is operator and 50 percent owner of the facility. Jacobs, from the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî, said when cities announce they're choosing 100...

March 27, 2015 The Mediterranean diet is not only healthier, it also pollutes less

Phys.org - Each one has a global warming potential (provided by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC)) relating to that caused by a unit of carbon dioxide. In the case of methane, this has a global...

March 27, 2015 MEPs retaliate against EU countries on biofuels draft law

EurActiv.com - "Nils Torvalds has so far resisted pressure from the Council to further expand biofuels that everyone knows are harming forests, disrupting food supplies, and worsening climate change,â Robbie Blake, biofuels...

March 27, 2015 AM markets: corn extends headway, but other grains struggle

Agrimoney - helped by data showing an improvement in Malaysian exports. Shipments from the second-biggest exporter rose 3.5%, month on month, in the first 25 days of March, cargo surveyor îIntertekî said. > 2553

March 27, 2015 Nomura, RBS 'crap' emails come into play in $1 billion mortgage bond trial

Reuters - But a U.S. regulator cited the email as evidence that Nomura Holdings Inc (8604.T) and RBS made false statements about mortgage securities they sold to îFannie Maeî (FNMA.OB) and îFreddie Macî....

March 27, 2015 World Renowned Yogi Sadhguru Vasudev to Visit Boston on May 8

India New England - Named one of the 50 most influential people in India, author and poet, Sadhguru has been a most sought after speaker at International Leadership forums such as the îWorld Economic Forumî, United...

March 27, 2015 Premier admits Nahan broke ministerial code

7 News Yahoo - Treasurer Mike Nahan breached the ministerial code of conduct by his failure to declare his shareholding in îQBEî when Cabinet made decisions about the company's role in WA's home indemnity insurance...

March 27, 2015 Readers share thoughts on wind energy, ride-sharing, charter schools

The Kansas City Star - The Dodd-Frank financial reform failed to even mention îFannie Mae, Freddie Macî or too big to fail, and do not forget Obamacare, which like the other thousands of pages of legislation, not even...

March 27, 2015 Burma Launches Export Strategy to Connect Smaller Firms to Global Economy

The Irrawaddy Publishing Group - That has opened the door to the global economy, and the ITC, which is affiliated with the United Nations and îWorld Trade Organizationî, worked with the government and the German aid...

March 27, 2015 U.S. stocks play second fiddle to counterparts across globe

StarPhoenix - The last time both the Euro îStoxxî 600 and Nikkei 225 topped the SP 500 in a full calendar year in local currency terms was 2012. In U.S. dollars, the feat hasn't been accomplished since the financial...

March 27, 2015 Atlantic City facing possible default, Wall Street warns

New Jersey Online - îMoody'sî Investors Service and Standard & Poor's have both raised serious doubts over the Christie administration's proposals to resolve the growing financial crisis in Atlantic City, leaving...

March 27, 2015 CPG Companies Look to Ultriva for Inventory Velocity

Pressbox - Recently, The îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî (GMA) and Food Marketing Institute (FMI) joined together as the Trading Partner Alliance (TPA) and recently hosted their annual Supply Chain Conference....

March 27, 2015 Jon Stewart Compares Fox To An 18-Year-Old 'Jerking Themselves Off'

crooksandliars.com - The Daily Show's Jon Stewart followed up on his segment from last week, where he took Fox "news" to task for the double standard when it comes to their screaming for îaccountabilityî on Ferguson...

March 27, 2015 Hillary Clinton's Culture Of Corruption May Doom Candidacy

Investors Business Daily - In interviews with the Post, both Rodham and the chief executive of Delaware-based VCS Mining said they were introduced at a meeting of the îClinton Global Initiativeî, which seems more and...

March 27, 2015 Habsburg Princess Christens Uniworld's Newest Masterpiece, S.S. Maria Theresa, in Amsterdam

GlobeNewswire - TreadRight's past project partners include WWF, îConservation Internationalî and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include sponsoring the National Geographic Society's inaugural "World...

March 27, 2015 Benner: Why Silicon Valley has a big crush on Wall Street

Salt Lake Tribune - During the financial crisis that began in 2008, Porat advised the Treasury Department on the bailout of the foundering government-sponsored lenders îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî. She...

March 27, 2015 Guest post: divisive trade blocs set to punish consumers

Financial Times - Takashi Mitachi is Senior Partner and Managing Director, Co-Chairman, Japan for Boston Consulting Group. Geo-economics: Seven Challenges to Globalization is published by the îWorld Economic Forumî >...

March 27, 2015 Coming up with smart ways to end poverty

Daily News Egypt - The costs of successfully completing the Doha round of îWorld Trade Organizationî talks would generate more than 2,000 times their value in benefits for developing countries and lift 160 million out...

March 27, 2015 Conference deals with Allied Powers' reponses to Holocaust

The Jerusalem Post - Tanke, a California attorney and Senior Fellow and Lecturer at the Santa Clara University Law School, and Dr. Laurence Weinbaum, Chief Editor of the Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, the organ of the Israel...

March 27, 2015 Najib Arrives In China To Attend Boao Forum For Asia

The Malaysian Digest - The session would be officiated by Xi. This is the Najib's fifth official visit to China as the prime minister but his first appearance at the forum, which is modelled after the annual îWorld Economic...

March 27, 2015 Yogawear chain Lululemon sees earnings below analysts' forecasts

Reuters - Lululemon, which warned in January that margins would trough in 2015 as it continues to invest more in improving quality and solving supply-chain problems, said it plans to accelerate its investments in innovation to...

March 27, 2015 Climate Change: Sea Level Rising Faster than Ever

cubiclane.com - Taking into account the latest findings of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) and the latest impact studies, the authors also report that in French Polynesia, the sea has risen by...

March 27, 2015 Agency aims to rein in payday lending

The Bulletin - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. â The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî, the agency created at President Barack Obamaâs urging in the aftermath of the financial crisis, took its most aggressive step...

March 27, 2015 Europe open: Stocks recover on weaker euro and optimism around Eurozone data

Hargreaves Lansdown - The îStoxxî 600 travel and leisure index rose 0.6%. Attention turns to Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen's speech on Friday and the release of US gross domestic product for the first quarter. In...

March 27, 2015 Agency Changes; Self-Employed Borrowers; Wells Layoffs; Training and Events

Mortgage News Daily - Fortunately no shots were fired, but îFannie Maeî received a number of questions from lenders ... to the policy and the mandatory effective date in the future. îFreddie Macî recently...

March 27, 2015 How Will Journalists Handle Climate Deniers In Their Presidential Coverage'

crooksandliars.com - Itâs hard to part with that. Senator, the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî said in 1990, âEmissions resulting from human activities are substantially increasing the...

March 27, 2015 Two degrees climate change target 'utterly inadequate', commentary says

Phys.org - The official global target of a 2°C temperature rise is 'utterly inadequate' for protecting those at most risk from climate change, says a lead author on the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate...

March 27, 2015 1.5°C or 2°C: a conduit's view from the science-policy interface at COP20 in Lima, Peru

7th Space - In this perspective piece, I examine the discussions of a structured expert dialogue (SED) between selected îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) authors, myself included, and parties to the...

March 27, 2015 New stock exchange aimed at deterring high-frequency trading set to launch

Castanet - Their bank accounts can be closed, their cars repossessed. The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî proposed rules Thursday to protect Americans from stumbling into what it calls a "debt trap." At the...

March 27, 2015 2°C climate change target 'inadequate' says IPCC member

Science Codex - The official global target of a 2°C temperature rise is 'utterly inadequate' for protecting those at most risk from climate change, says a lead author on the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate...

March 27, 2015 Afghan leader 'cautiously optimistic' over Pakistan

Yahoo News - "I'm cautiously optimistic that we've begun a process of fundamental transformation," he told the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî in response to a question about Afghan-Pakistani ties. Ghani, who said both...

March 27, 2015 Grassley pushes for new investigations of Clinton email, Abedin's special status

Washington Examiner - The firm was also linked as a consultant to the Clinton foundation and Brand was instrumental in forming the îClinton Global Initiativeî, which is associated with the charitable organization....

March 27, 2015 S&P raises Allentown's long-term credit rating to 'A+'

Lehigh Valley Business - The City of Allentown's long-term credit rating has been raised by îStandard and Poor'sî (S&P) indexers from a 'BBB+" to an 'A+' rating with a stable outlook, according to a report...

March 27, 2015 Stock Takes: CBL gears up for market float

New Zealand Herald - "The long-term potential for much-improved productivity and higher returns on equity stand out." ASX-listed property firm Goodman Group was also entered into the best stock ideas list, while Woodside...

March 27, 2015 How the government aims to protect low-income users of 'payday' loans

Times Free Press - Their bank accounts can be closed, their cars repossessed. The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî proposed rules Thursday to protect Americans from stumbling into what it calls a "debt trap." At...

March 27, 2015 What Country Powered Itself Entirely On Renewable Energy For 75 Days'

Green Car Reports - The îWorld Economic Forumî ranked Costa Rica second in Latin America--after Uruguay--in electricity and telecommunications infrastructure in its 2014 Global Competitiveness Index. DON'T MISS: As...

March 27, 2015 Fed market gurus prep rate hike amid anxieties

Fin24 - The overnight repo facility has been tested for 18 months running and is open to 164 money funds, banks, and government sponsored enterprises like îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî . Unlike Wall...

March 27, 2015 India has started to do right things: Claude Smadja, President, Smadja & Smadja strategic advisory

Economic Times - In a wide-ranging conversation with ET's Ruchika Chitravanshi, Smadja, former managing director of the îWorld Economic Forumî, said it's time India told the world that it is ready for business. Edited...

March 27, 2015 US businesses demand trade peace with Canada

4 - Canada has already listed a series of products that could be slapped with tariffs, should it win the final round in a case at the îWorld Trade Organizationî. The retaliatory measures could squeeze Florida...

March 27, 2015 'Payday' loan plan protects borrower

Arkansas Online - Their bank accounts can be closed, their cars repossessed. The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî proposed rules Thursday to protect Americans from stumbling into what it calls a "debt trap." At...

March 27, 2015 Immigration Executive Actions Lawsuit News: Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to Expedite Obama Executive Action Lawsuit Hearing

The Latin Post - Hanen's temporary injunction, which was issued on Feb. 16, paused the administration's plans to implement the expanded guidelines of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and new Deferred Action for...

March 27, 2015 European stocks rebound from two-day drop as Novo Nordisk jumps

Azer News - European stocks rebounded from a two-day drop, trimming their biggest weekly loss of the year. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index added 0.5 percent to 396.52 at 8:08 a.m. in London. Novo Nordisk A/S surged 13...

March 27, 2015 European tech stocks tumble as investors question growth outlook

Business Recorder - The îSTOXXî Europe 600 Technology Index was down 2.4 percent at 1315 GMT, tracking a similar decline in the United States concentrated among semiconductor companies overnight. The jitters come a...

March 27, 2015 Kansas Public Employees swaps midcap growth funds in 457 plan

Pensions & Investments - îKansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî, Topeka, is adding the Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth Fund to the lineup of its $943 million 457 plan, said spokeswoman Kristen Basso in an e-mail. The...

March 27, 2015 The 2016 elections deserve probing questions from the press on a broken climate debate.

Daily Kos - So writes Aaron Huertas in a in a riveting but overlooked piece on the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî blog. In 2012, not one question regarding the civilization threatening issue of climate change was...

March 27, 2015 Many Teach Grants Turn Into Loans; Report Asks Department to Find Out Why

The Chronicle of Higher Education - A third of the more than 112,000 students who have received federal Teach Grants have had their grants changed to loans, according to a new report by the Government îAccountabilityî...

March 27, 2015 5 Ways You Can Live Forever

Mother Jones - Or at least for a few extra decades. 1) Follow îMichael Pollanî's advice to eat real food, not too much, and mostly plants. In the 1930s, a nutritionist at Cornell University named Clive McCay...

March 27, 2015 Wanted: 600 million jobs

UN News Centre - Taking the high road to growth Seeing that economic growth is essential in many parts of the world, the îInternational Labour Organizationî (ILO) has been advocating that Member States support decent...

March 27, 2015 Fusing adaptation and mitigation funding: A lofty goal'

Forests News - Forthcoming study explores integrated funding approaches such as îGlobal Environment Facilityîâs incentive mechanism: For every $3 of investment in projects dedicated to two or more areas (e.g....

March 27, 2015 Return of geopolitics to energy market

Futures Magazine - "I think that the surge we've seen in prices over the last 24 hours or so has been a bit of an overreaction," Jordan Perry, senior analyst at risk consultancyVerisk îMaplecroftî, told the Reuters...

March 27, 2015 Business News Roundup, March 27

San Francisco Gate - Mortgage rates fell this week, with lenders offering a 30-year fixed-rate loan at an average of 3.69 percent, down from 3.78 percent a week ago, îFreddie Macî said. The mortgage giantâs...

March 27, 2015 Rethinking risk and uncertainty

continuitycentral.com - Assumption # 5: Resources and skill sets are key issues that need to be recognized and addressed. The recent îWorld Economic Forumî publication âGlobal Risks 2015â provides some...

March 27, 2015 Payday lenders face new federal regulations

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce - WASHINGTON â Payday lenders would face federal rules aimed at protecting low-income borrowers from being buried by fees and debts under proposals unveiled Thursday by the îConsumer...

March 27, 2015 President praises payday lender rules

Times Union - Obama praised the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî for its proposal to set standards on a multibillion-dollar industry that has historically been regulated only at the state level. "As Americans,...

March 27, 2015 $1 million granted to Delaware Valley institutions

Cubbies Crib - The Philadelphia Housing Authority received a fiscal stamp approval from financial clearinghouse îStandard and Poorâsî, which indicated the municipal housing authority has retained its AAâ...

March 27, 2015 What To Drink Now: Wine from Women

SideDish - Though an outsider and new to the industry, she gained the trust of her vineyard îworkersî, bringing them on board with her ... world-renowned winemaker Pierre Seillan, winemaker for îVeriteî in...

March 27, 2015 ID theft protections raise hurdles for borrower

Orange County Register - From îFreddie Macîâs weekly survey: The 30-year fixed rate saw a big rate drop, landing at 3.69 percent from last weekâs 3.78 percent. The 15-year fixed dropped 9 basis points as...

March 27, 2015 FTSE 100 movers: LSEG plunges as Borse Dubai offloads shares, precious metals miners higher

ShareCast - îSchrodersî and Prudential were registering losses after going ex-dividend. Travel stocks dipped as oil prices spiked, with Easyjet falling sharply despite lifting its guidance for the first half. The...

March 27, 2015 2014 Final Dividend - Update

Brisbane Times - It appears you do not have Adobe Reader or PDF support in your web browser. Download this announcement via the 'Download' link above instead. One of the world's top investors has challenged the ability of BHP...

March 27, 2015 South Korea sees gains for its infrastructure firms from joining AIIB

The Business Insider - Aso reiterated Japan's concerns relating to fair governance at the AIIB, establishment of the board of directors, debt îsustainabilityî and respect for social and environmental issues. "Unless...

March 27, 2015 Opposition mounts to New Zealand's "undemocratic" foreign trade pacts

Xinhua News Agency - The focus was thrown on to two completed agreements -- the free trade agreement (FTA) with the Republic of Korea and a îWorld Trade Organizationî-brokered Government Procurement Agreement -- as...

March 27, 2015 Saudi Arabia War on Iran in Yemen lifts Oil Price

Live Trading News - âI think that the surge weâve seen in prices over the last 24 hours or so has been a bit of an overreaction,â Jordan Perry, senior analyst at risk consultancy Verisk îMaplecroftî,...

March 27, 2015 The Latest: German police seize material from Germanwings co-pilot's home

Castanet - Their bank accounts can be closed, their cars repossessed. The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî proposed rules Thursday to protect Americans from stumbling into what it calls a "debt trap." At the...

March 27, 2015 Judgment reserved in Matona suspension challenge

businesstech.co.za - He said load shedding and îStandard and Poorâsî downgrading of Eskomâs rating would not suddenly end if his suspension was lifted. He should rather wait for the outcome of an inquiry...

March 27, 2015 The shattered Co-op Bank slashed its losses by more than half last year

The Business Insider - GettyRichie McCaw of New Zealand gives the thumbs up with Kieran Read of New Zealand in the changing room after the îQBEî International match between England and New Zealand at Twickenham...

March 27, 2015 A Tale of Two Economies: Singapore and Cuba

GoldSeek - Because of the free-market policies that Lee implemented, Singapore is ranked first in the world on the World Bank Groupâs Ease of Doing Business list and, for the fourth consecutive year, ranked second on the...

March 27, 2015 Arlington adding 27,000 burial sites

Inside Nova - The so-called îMillennium Projectî is expanding the cemetery to the north, on 27 acres along the border with Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, or JBMHH, said Greg Hegge, Norfolk District project manager,...

March 27, 2015 Melting Greenland ice sheet slowing the Gulf Stream

The Westside Story - Recently the U.N. îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî has opined that there is a 10% likelihood of a Gulf Stream shutdown before year 2100. Some experts say that the likelihood of such a...

March 27, 2015 European Index Futures Rise With Equities Poised for Weekly Drop

Bloomberg - Futures on the Euro îStoxxî 50 Index expiring in June added 0.3 percent to 3,607 at 7:33 a.m. in London. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index has fallen 2.3 percent this week as technology shares...

March 27, 2015 We Buy Any Car owner snapped up for £1.2bn

Insider Media Limited - Haversham is a group formed by Avril Palmer-Baunack and Marwyn, the specialist investment management company, with the support of institutional investors including Invesco, Artemis, Aviva and...

March 27, 2015 Average 30-year mortgage falls to 3.69 percent

The Boston Globe - Mortgage giant îFreddie Macî said Thursday the national average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage declined to 3.69 percent from 3.78 percent last week. The average rate for a 15-year mortgage,...

March 27, 2015 Microsoft Canada president is big on big data

computerdealernews.com - This despite less than stellar numbers coming out from the îWorld Economic Forumî 2015. Canada ranked No. 15 in terms of global competitiveness out of 144 countries ranked at the îWorld...

March 27, 2015 UK stocks close lower, FTSE 100 sinks 1.37%

customstoday.com.pk - ARM Holdings (LONDON:ARM) declined 4.17% or 47.00 points to end at 1080.00 and îSchrodersî (LONDON:SDR) was down 4.07% or 136.00 points to 3207.00. Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on...

March 27, 2015 Why does the Federal Reserve Board regulate which stocks can be bought on margin'

Investopedia - According to Section 221.2 of Regulation U, margin stock includes "any equity security trading on a national securities exchange; any OTC security trading in the îNasdaq Stock Marketî's National Market;...

March 27, 2015 Weekly roundup of people news, March 27

asianinvestor.net - îStoxxî hires regional director for Australia, NZ Index provider îStoxxî has appointed Jonathan Morgan as regional director for Australia and New Zealand. In that role, Morgan heads a...

March 27, 2015 Case To Watch: Microsoft v. US on the Extraterritorial Reach of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act

just Security - On Monday, the government will be filing its brief in its case against Microsoft regarding the reach of the governmentâs warrant authority under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). The case,...

March 27, 2015 How can a creditor improve its Average Collection Period'

Investopedia - Practices that are too aggressive run the risk of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) or running afoul of the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî (CFPB). Even though collection...

March 27, 2015 Day 30: Cooking Fresh

Patheos - In his latest book âCookedâ, îMichael Pollanî argues that cooking is the âsingle most important thing we (can) doâ¦to improve our health and general well-being.â Also,...

March 27, 2015 The Racial Wealth Gap: Why A Typical White Household Has 16 Times The Wealth Of A Black One

Forbes - But itâs also a problem for economic stability. As weâve seen in reports from big international finance organizations like the [International Monetary Fund] or îWorld Economic Forumî, increasing...

March 27, 2015 Dubai Financial Market PJSC : -set to scale new peaks to maximise potential

4 Traders - "After the îMSCIî upgrade, we gave managed to attract different pool ... The incentive for them would be the matter of continuity and îsustainabilityî, which is critical," he added. Another...

March 27, 2015 Apple Unveils New Details for New Watches, Notebook

News Channel 9 - Apple says it's working with leading researchers to develop apps for studies on diabetes, asthma, Parkinson's îdiseaseî, breast cancer ... There's one bit of government data due out today. The...

March 27, 2015 Source ETF head makes surprise departure

Financial Times - However, the ETF industry in Europe registered record growth last year and Sourceâs share of the new inflows fell compared to midsized rivals such as UBS and îAmundiî. Mr Hood won fame in 2012...

March 27, 2015 Whole Foods Whole Headache

Bloger Her - Another wrinkle in what îMichael Pollanî describes in The Omnivoreâs Dilemma as Supermarket Pastoral. If you want to understand what organic has really become, read the book. Anyway, I...

March 27, 2015 Theatre at Westbury announces author series with Ina Garten, Roz Chast

Newsday - 17; and îMichael Pollanî, activist and author of âIn Defense of Foodâ and other books, on Oct. 29. Book signings will follow all of the talks. Tickets, which go on sale March 27, range from...

March 27, 2015 Toby Schaefer, formerly of Readington Township, is engaged

New Jersey Online - She currently works as a Research Fellow at îConservation Internationalî in Washington, D.C. They reside in Washington, D.C. A small wedding will be held in Washington, D.C. this summer followed by...

March 27, 2015 Morgan Stanley picks a banker for CFO, as ex-finance chief heads to Google

Crain's New York Business - Jonathan Pruzan, 46, will replace Ruth Porat as CFO next month, five years after he succeeded her running an îinvestmentî-banking unit that ... as co-head of financial institutions banking...

March 27, 2015 Kansas House approves $1.5 billion in pension obligation bonds

Pensions & Investments - The Kansas House of Representatives voted Wednesday to issue $1.5 billion in pension obligation bonds for the îKansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî, Topeka. The measure, aimed at...

March 27, 2015 Cities and Towns Choose Renewables to Save Money

Scientific American - The Burlington Electric Department is operator and 50 percent owner of the facility. Jacobs, from the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî, said when cities announce they're choosing 100 percent...

March 27, 2015 EPA Report Good News for Climate and Consumers, Shows Success of Auto Standards

Union of Concerned Scientists - As this report shows, weâre heading in the right direction.â The îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet's most...

March 27, 2015 Interview: Cambodia supports China's Belt and Road initiatives: Prince Norodom Siribudh

Xinhua News Agency - Some analysts have termed the Boao Forum for Asia as Asia's version of the îWorld Economic Forumî which is held annually in Davos, Switzerland. Lauding the Boao Forum for Asia, Sirivudh said...

March 27, 2015 Lululemon and Red Hat Are Big Market Movers

New York Times - NEW YORK â Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: The flash-memory chip maker cut its first-quarter revenue...

March 27, 2015 Soft Drinks Bottler Refresco Raises $597 Million in Dutch IPO

Bloomberg - If it is exercised in full, a stake of about 53 percent would be sold. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Retail Index recently reached its highest level since 2007. Earlier this year, Amsterdam hosted the market...

March 27, 2015 Mexico meeting outlines scientific roadmap for increasing wheat yields

Thomson Reuters Foundation - Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of îThomson Reutersî Foundation ... competitive, profitable, îsustainableî and fair agri-food sector to...

March 27, 2015 China banks borrow Western tricks to combat spike in bad loans

Firstpost - Hong Kong-based Leon Goldfeld, investment director at îAmundiî Asset Management, estimated the true bad debt ratio would reach 9 percent if economic growth slowed to 6 percent, rather than the government's...

March 27, 2015 IKEA-bashing shows it is time for consumer rights

THE KOREA TIMES - To remind, the Fair Trade Commission (FTC) and the îConsumers Unionî of Korea last week released a study that showed that 44 products at IKEA's store in Gwangmyeong were priced higher than the...

March 27, 2015 Demand Grows for Beverly Hills Multifamily

ALM Globe St - BEVERLY HILLS, CAâPacific Reach Properties has purchased Blu Beverly Hills, a 37-unit, 11-story apartment complex from îthe Carlyle Groupî in a 1031 exchange, GlobeSt.com has learned exclusively....

March 27, 2015 Bitter taste: Child slaves produce cocoa for our chocolate

jweekly - More and more companies are beginning to source îfair trade certifiedî cocoa beans because of customer demand. Cadbury has converted their top-selling chocolate bar in the United Kingdom to fair trade and...

March 27, 2015 Consumers Say Mobile Bill Pay Not Up To Snuff

PYMNTS.com - âThe mobile channel is a rapidly growing customer communications platform desired among our customers, and bill payment is a top activity,â said Kathleen Kelley, manager of customer interface and channel...

March 27, 2015 London close: Stocks sink sharply as risk appetite scaled back

Yahoo News - îSchrodersî (LSE: SDR.L - news) and Prudential (HKSE: 2378.HK - news) were registering losses after going ex-dividend, along with real estate group British Land (LSE: BLND.L - news) . Oil and gas stocks,...

March 27, 2015 Bombings in Yemen send oil, gold rates spiralling

KhaleejTimes - âThis conflict is about Saudi concerns over having an Iranian ally in its backyard,â said Jordan Perry, senior analyst at risk consultancy Verisk îMaplecroftî. Saudi Arabia and Kuwait,...

March 27, 2015 Windstream board gives final approval to public REIT spinoff

Business Record - Windstream will continue to be listed on the îNasdaq Stock Marketî under the symbol "WIN," while the REIT expects to list its common stock on Nasdaq under the symbol "CSAL." In November 2009, Little...

March 27, 2015 What's a Good Journalist to Do'

The Huffington Post - In the last 20 years, climate change has been the subject of the biggest scientific exercise in human history -- the work of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC). It has...

March 27, 2015 US businesses plead: avoid trade war with Canada

plant.ca - âThis is a very urgent topic.â Canada has already listed a series of products that could be slapped with tariffs, should it and Mexico follow up their recent successes at the îWorld Trade...

March 27, 2015 Media coverage of UN climate science reports: why it matters

Responding To Climate Change - The release of reports from the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî should be key moments for policymaker and public engagement with climate change, with the media playing a...

March 27, 2015 Beijing to close its coal power plants

NWA Online - Coal accounts for about 30 percent of the U.S.' electricity mix, while gas comprises 42 percent, according to Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî data. Coal use is declining or slowing in China as policymakers...

March 27, 2015 Congress in no hurry to pass meat-labeling fix

Capital Press - Congress is apparently waiting for the outcome of the U.S.' appeal of a îWorld Trade Organizationî ruling against its mandatory meat-labeling rule before crafting a bill to avert potential trade...

March 27, 2015 CA Issues Public Health Warning About Raw Milk

Food Safety News - The warning from Dr. Karen Smith, director of the California îDepartmentî of Public Health (CDPH ... Raw milk contaminated with îdiseaseî-causing îbacteriaî does not smell or...

March 27, 2015 Seychelles signs up for WTO entry

Business Recorder - VICTORIA: The Seychelles on Wednesday sealed its entry to the îWorld Trade Organizationî, the Geneva-based body whose 160 members set the rules of global commerce. The Indian Ocean island, which...

March 27, 2015 India Continues to Be a Bright Spot Among Emerging-Markets Countries

news.morningstar.com - So while the îMSCIî India Index (a U.S. dollar-denominated market-cap ... Comanagers Sunil Asnani and Sharat Shroff pursue strong and îsustainableî growers that are selling at...

March 27, 2015 Panel hears debate on health care price transparency

Statesman Journal - âYou canât have a system that makes sense to consumers and not provide prices because the industry says itâs too complex,â said Dr. John Santa, medical director of îConsumers...

March 27, 2015 Lamphier: India-based IT services giant set to make waves

Edmonton Journal - When Atcoâs Nancy Southern and Wiproâs Azim Premji crossed paths a couple of years ago at a meeting of the Geneva-based World îBusiness Council for Sustainable Developmentî ... generated...

March 27, 2015 Analysis: PJM gas burn could rise by 1 Bcf/d

argusmedia.com - About 75pc of the retiring capacity is in the îAEPî zone, which covers parts of Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia. Electricity output from those plants could have totaled 34,744 GWh...

March 27, 2015 FTSE in Yemen, Greece inspired footrace lower

Interactive Investor - Brent rose 3.72% to $58.58/bbl. Gold and silver prices jumped as investors ducked away from risk. îSchrodersî non-voting shares (SDRC), off 5.13% to 2443p, and ordinary shares (SDR), off 4.89%...

March 27, 2015 Customers in Fife urged to conserve water after 'very dry summer'

Edie - Scottish Water is asking households and businesses to help conserve water supplies in Fife, particularly in the Lomond Hills area. The move is because of the unusually prolonged spell of dry weather and low rainfall, which...

March 27, 2015 Oil surges on Saudi strike against Yemen

Irish Independent - (but) the Houthi takeover in Yemen does have significant geopolitical repercussions in that it adds to Iran's growing regional clout," sai Jordan Perry, a senior analyst at risk consultancy Verisk...

March 27, 2015 House passes bill that could spoil health insurance deal

The Dickinson Press - The îNorth Dakota Public Employees Retirement Systemî voted Feb. 19 to switch the groupâs coverage to Sanford Health Plan effective July 1 in a six-year deal with an estimated value of $610...

March 27, 2015 Key to healthy living: Eat real foods

New Zealand Herald - We could boil this down to the often-quoted mantra of American food writer îMichael Pollanî: "Eat food; not too much; mostly plants." Or, to put it even more simply: eat real food. Happily, this...

March 27, 2015 Payday lenders warn that proposed new rules could hurt consumers

Los Angeles Times - senior policy counsel for îConsumers Unionî. She and other consumer advocates, however, warned that one of the options for lenders does not require them to determine a borrower's ability to repay...

March 27, 2015 Haversham Agrees Terms Of GBP1.23 Billion BCA Group Reverse Takeover (ALLISS)

Morningstar - Haversham was created last year by Palmer-Baunack and Marwyn, the specialist investment management company, with the support of institutional investors including Invesco, Artemis, Aviva and îSchrodersî...

March 27, 2015 Sanofi : Taking a Look Back at the 2014 Sanofi Season of Solidarity

4 Traders - March 26, 2015 /î3BL Mediaî/ - The Sanofi Season of Solidarity (SSOS) 2014 â Volunteering to Support a Healthier Community â was a tremendous success thanks to the passion and participation of...

March 27, 2015 Eurasian Economic Union: Integration Reference

La Prensa Latina - The chances of success of the integration scheme led by Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan (Armenia incorporated in last January) focused one of the plenary of the îWorld Economic Forumî in Moscow in...

March 27, 2015 Here's what scientists think about the WHO saying Monsanto's weed-killer 'probably causes cancer'

The Business Insider - The IARC cited a few studies showing carcinogenic effects of glyphosate in mice, via a 2004 WHO and îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî joint report on pesticides. But that...

March 27, 2015 Criticized divorce legislation could prove beneficial

Montgomery Advertiser - Is anybody introducing a bill that would shine a little light on such negotiations' Are you enjoying the $750 million perpetual draw on the îAlabama Trust Fundî for economic development' I have...

March 27, 2015 U.S. questions China at WTO on banking technology restrictions

Yahoo News - GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States is concerned about China's restrictions on the use of foreign information technology equipment by the banking sector, the United States said in a filing published by the...

March 27, 2015 O'Neil, Vogelstein to Lead CFR Initiatives

Council on Foreign Relations - Shannon OâNeil will become director of the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsîâ Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy program (CSMD), and Rachel Vogelstein will become director of...

March 27, 2015 Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Is the Partner the United States Needs to Get the Job Done

Council on Foreign Relations - In a talk at the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî (CFR), he outlined a prosperous future for Afghanistan as a âtransit country,â linking Europe and Southeast Asia via rail,...

March 27, 2015 This Coffee Break Brought to You by your Neighborhood Thriftway

Thurston Talk - We strive to meet the challenge of sustainability with every decision we make. We offer Certified Organic, îFair Trade Certifiedî, Bird-Friendly and Shade Grown coffees. We continuously work to lighten...

March 27, 2015 The Art of the Pysanka Egg at the #SouthburyLIbrary!

news.hamlethub.com - M. Connecticut and Connecticut Style â Channel WTNH-TV8 â and at ethnic festivals, libraries, schools, stores, îconvalescentî hospitals and organizations. She also teaches in the...

March 27, 2015 Oil prices surge after Saudi air strikes in Yemen

Reuters - "This conflict is about Saudi concerns over having an Iranian ally in its backyard," Jordan Perry, senior analyst at risk consultancy Verisk îMaplecroftî, told the Reuters Global Oil Forum. "The surge we've...

March 27, 2015 Lazard Short Interest Down 51.9% in February (LAZ)

sleekmoney.com - Analysts at îCredit Suisse Groupî AG set a $59.00 price target on shares of Lazard ... Lazard is a financial advisory and îassetî îmanagementî company. The Company operates in...

March 27, 2015 Consumer Privacy and Security

C-SPAN - âDigital Age and Privacyâ was a panel discussion at Consumer Assembly 2015, an annual conference hosted by the îConsumer Federation of Americaî on consumer issues, policy reforms, and new...

March 27, 2015 Busy Year At WTO: 20th Anniversary, Doha Round, Dispute Settlement Overload

ip-watch.org - This year is an auspicious moment for the îWorld Trade Organizationî and the multilateral trading system, WTO Director General Roberto Azevêdo told journalists today. In particular, he...

March 27, 2015 Consumers to FCC: No Robocalls to Cellphones

Imperial Valley News - Washington, DC - îConsumers Unionî, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, today delivered nearly 130,000 petition signatures from consumers to the Federal Communications Commission with a simple...

March 27, 2015 7 On Your Side: How safe are household cleaning products'

ABC7 News - Consumer Reports is published by îConsumers Unionî. Both Consumer Reports and îConsumers Unionî are not-for-profit organizations that accept no advertising. Neither has any commercial...

March 27, 2015 Sterling Resources sells Romanian business to Carlyle Group for EUR 38.6 mln

business-review.eu - Sterling Resources announced on Thursday that it has entered into the âRomanian Sale Agreementâ to sell its entire Romanian business to Carlyle International Energy Partners (CIEP), an affiliate...

March 27, 2015 Kirkbymoorside History Group appeals for memories of Welburn Hall School

gazetteherald.co.uk - âDuring the Second World War it housed children who were evacuated from the hospital and in the First World War it was a îconvalescentî hospital for injured soldiers.â Welburn Hall as...

March 27, 2015 After years in Guantanamo, ex-detainees find little solace in Uruguay

Stars and Stripes - On hot days, a dead-fish tang wafts up from the sea. Their place, which used to be a home for battered women, has the feeling of a îconvalescentî ward. The men pad around the hardwood floors in...

March 27, 2015 Bonnie Pflug

Fort Madison Daily Democrat - She married Carl Pflug on Sept. 3, 1955. He survives. Bonnie was a registered nurse and worked at both St. Josephâs Hospital and the Keokuk îConvalescentî Center. Bonnie was a...

March 27, 2015 Yemen Air Strikes By Saudi Arabia Cause Spike In Oil Prices As U.S. Leads Tikrit Offensive

chinatopix.com - Jordan Perry, senior analyst of risk consultancy Verisk îMaplecroftî, said the conflict is over Saudi concerns about having an Iranian ally in its backyard. He notes that the surge in crude oil prices...

March 27, 2015 EESC European Economic and Social Committee : A European Pension Tracking Service Is Feasible

4 Traders - Harry Vossebeld, chairman of the TTYPE steering committee and member of the Executive Committee of îPGGMî: "It was an exciting and serious challenge for the TTYPE consortium to make proposals for digital...

March 27, 2015 Lawmakers weigh country-of-origin labeling retaliatory concerns

Farm Futures - Related: U.S. Trade Representative Appeals WTO Decision on COOL The requirements were deemed a technical barrier to trade by the îWorld Trade Organizationî last year when challenged by main livestock...

March 27, 2015 UPDATE 14-Oil prices surge after Saudi air strikes in Yemen

Reuters - "This conflict is about Saudi concerns over having an Iranian ally in its backyard," Jordan Perry, senior analyst at risk consultancy Verisk îMaplecroftî, told the Reuters Global Oil Forum. "The surge we've...

March 27, 2015 FTSE dives on financials as risk-averse investors flee

Stock Market Wire - Brent rose 4.14% to $58.82/bbl. Gold and silver prices rose as investors shied from equities and other risk. îSchrodersî was pounded down, its non-voting shares (SDRC) off 4.85% to 2450p. Among...

March 27, 2015 A luxury good

Philstar - SKETCHES By Ana Marie Pamintuan (The Philippine Star) | Updated March 27, 2015 - 12:00am In 2007, the îWorld Economic Forumî (WEF)âs release of its annual Global Competitiveness Index was as usual...

March 27, 2015 British FTSE 100 closes lower on Thursday

China - London Stock Exchange Group led the top losers of the blue chips with a share price drop of 5.63 percent, followed by ARM Holdings (4.17 percent), îSchrodersî (4.07 percent), St James's Place (3.47 percent)...

March 27, 2015 Group brings COOL concerns to Congress

MeatPoultry.com - Reform Coalition testified before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture warning of the negative effects of îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) non-compliance on COOL...

March 27, 2015 ILO High-level Segment Addresses UN Fit for Purpose, Decent Work for All

sd.iisd.org - priorities during a high-level segment of the îInternational Labour Organizationî's (ILO) Governing Body. The discussion addressed, inter alia: the importance of decent work for all; a UN fit for...

March 27, 2015 FTSE CLOSE: Footsie tumbles into red as Middle East tensions and fears over US growth spark global sell-off

This is Money - The biggest fallers on the FTSE 100 were London Stock Exchange down 143p at 2395p, ARM Holdings down 47p at 1080p, îSchrodersî down 136p at 3207p and St. James's Place down 34p at 945p. 17.01: The FTSE...

March 27, 2015 What the future could hold for Thailand: A country with vision

bangkokpost.com - In the recent Global Competitiveness Report from the îWorld Economic Forumî, Thailand ranked 31st out of 144 countries surveyed, after Singapore (second) and Malaysia (20th). Most of our main...

March 27, 2015 Montclarion briefs: Lakeshore Avenue hosting Easter parade, festival

Contra Costa Times - The handcrafted gift items include baskets, jewelry, batiks, clothing, carvings, purses and hats. Asante is a member of the îfair trade Federationî that promotes North American organizations...

March 27, 2015 Bonnie Pflug, 80, Keokuk

The Daily Gate City - She married Carl Pflug Sept. 3, 1955. He survives. Bonnie was a registered nurse and worked at both St. Josephâs Hospital and Keokuk îConvalescentî Center. She was a member of All Saints...

March 27, 2015 Kuwait donates USD 500,000 to ILO in Palestinian territory

ReliefWeb - GENEVA, March 26 (KUNA) - - The State of Kuwait grants the îInternational Labour Organizationî (ILO) half a million US dollars, bringing the State's total contributions dedicated to promoting decent work...

March 27, 2015 West Africa: Can 'Down to Earth' Innovations Keep Hunger At Bay in the Sahel'

AllAfrica - Jerome Bossuet â Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of îThomson Reutersî Foundation ... Panel conclusions in their "No ordinary matter" report,...

March 27, 2015 Invesco Mortgage Capital Bearish Moving Average Crossover Alert (IVR)

Financial News Network Online - The Company also invests in non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities, îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî, and residential and commercial loans. Invesco Mortgage Capital...

March 27, 2015 Parents Must, and Can Reject Common Core In Their State and Reject Islamic Infiltration of American Education by Muslim Nations

The Christian Post - Listed on the London and New York Stock Exchange, of its numerous investors, the îLibyan Investment Authorityî is its largest financial contributor, holding 26 million shares. According to the...

March 27, 2015 Govt welcomes determination made by ILO

Fiji Village - The government has welcomed the determination of the îInternational Labour Organizationî because a Commission of Inquiry was not in the best interests of Fiji and Fijians. Attorney General Aiyaz...

March 27, 2015 Senior Housing Finance Activity: HJ Sims, Bellwether Enterprise

Senior Housing News - Phase two of construction will incorporate a skilled nursing expansion. Financed with both taxable and tax-exempt bonds, as well as îpreferred equityî, the borrower benefited from a creative...

March 27, 2015 Barbara Bowen

The Malone Telegram - Wilfred predeceased her in 2007. She was employed by E & W Moccasin Factory for many years, and the Brockway îConvalescentî Home. At one time, she cooked for the Brushton Diner, and the Alice...

March 27, 2015 Adeline Catherine Pratt

Hometown Focus - Pratt on June 17, 1946, in Virginia. Adeline worked as a homemaker and worked many years as a volunteer at Virginia Regional Medical Center îConvalescentî Center. She was a member of Sacred Heart...

March 27, 2015 Study compares carbon footprint of Mediterranean diet with UK and US menus

News-Medical - Each one has a global warming potential (provided by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC)) relating to that caused by a unit of carbon dioxide. In the case of methane, this has a...

March 27, 2015 National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

WhatIs.Com - The NVD is a product of the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî (NIST) Computer Security Division and is used by the U.S. Government for security management and compliance as well as...

March 27, 2015 Global stocks fall while oil, gold rise

themalaymailonline.com - The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index declined 1.3 per cent. US crude rose 1.6 per cent to US$50.034 (RM183.31) a barrel. Gold climbed 0.7 per cent to pace gains among metals. The S&P 500 erased...

March 27, 2015 Ten Characteristics of the World's Best Corporate Sustainability Programs

CSR Wire - And the company often cites the desire to benefit not only today's shareholders but also the next generation. The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by îCSRwireî contributors do not necessarily...

March 27, 2015 Two tricks to help you buy stocks at the bottom

Money Week - Oil â itâs about as contrarian a play as youâll see today. But letâs see what David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-CEO of private equity firm îThe Carlyle Groupî, says about oil...

March 27, 2015 How FCIC Spurned Its One Chance at Greatness

TheRealNews - Bowen, III. In this column I discuss Bowen and Citiâs senior (but not controlling) officersâ presentations before the îFinancial Crisis Inquiry Commissionî (FCIC). Upon further research I...

March 27, 2015 Indicators Signal That It May Be Time To Abandon Ship

blogs.rollcall.com - Ross is renowned for making his fortune by buying îdistressed assetsî when others are too pessimistic to take the plunge. His comments were reported in the Financial Times which added that...

March 27, 2015 UPDATE 1-Maurel et Prom slashes exploration budget as oil prices stay weak

Reuters - "We are going to find on the market discounted, îdistressed assetsî," Henin said. "Today, a company's interest, if it has cash, is to buy assets, not spend on exploration, that's a complete reversal from...

March 27, 2015 Markets rocked as oil price spikes on Yemen violence

CITY A.M. - Stocks also declined across the continent with the Euro îStoxxî 50 â an index of 50 major European companies â closed 0.4 per cent lower. Risky technology shares suffered with the...

March 27, 2015 Keeping warming to 2 °C is not enough to save species

New Scientist - In a summary of that meeting, Hans-Otto Pörtner ofthe Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremen, Germany, an author of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî's Fifth Assessment Report,...

March 27, 2015 Efficiency and simplicity are seldom the goal with international trade rules

The Irish Times - Natacha Cingotti, a corporate campaigner in Brussels for îFriends of the Earth Europeî, said the political equation was likely to be complicated by the 2016 election season in the US. > 1862

March 27, 2015 Neogen reports 13% increase in net income

Benzinga - The company's Food Safety îDivisionî markets dehydrated culture media and diagnostic test kits to detect îfoodborneî îbacteriaî, natural toxins, food allergens, drug residues, plant...

March 27, 2015 Tone Announces New DYNA-STEP(TM) 3.1 to Drive Mainframe Application Efficiency and System Productivity

rfid-spain.com - which is no longer supported by îComputer Associatesî (CA). DYNA-STEP 3.1 provides immediate relief for TSOPLUS users through the new AIA facility that transparently replaces the TSOPLUS On Demand...

March 27, 2015 Database Pioneer Michael Stonebraker Wins Turing Award

eWeek - During Stonebraker's four-decade career, he has provided practical application of his research, founding several successful companies to commercialize his work, including Ingres (acquired by ASK and then îComputer...

March 27, 2015 Borrowers Get Upper Hand With Floating-Rate CMBS Loans

Law 360 - Law360, Los Angeles (March 26, 2015, 4:49 PM ET) -- As îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî lending gains momentum and more and more lenders compete for business, borrowers continue to have the upper hand...

March 27, 2015 Crude politics

The Economist online - Even where cash has not been nicked, it has often been squandered. Take the îExcess Crude Accountî (ECA), a sovereign-wealth fund intended to cushion îNigeriaîâs budget against...

March 27, 2015 Waltham Contributory Retirement in hunt for manager of managers or OCIO

Pensions & Investments - Joseph Juppe, executive director of the retirement board, said the entire portfolio is currently managed by the $60.7 billion Massachusetts îPension Reserves Investment Management Boardî,...

March 27, 2015 China drops limit on foreign fund investments

themalaymailonline.com - The îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî (SAFE) signalled the shift in policy on its website, with an announcement that it had granted Fidelity Investments Management (Hong Kong) Ltd a...

March 27, 2015 China lifts $1b QFII quota ceiling

China Economic Net - according to the latest update on QFII quota awards released by the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî (SAFE) Thursday. The amount is higher than the level of $1 billion, at which QFII...

March 27, 2015 New online platform tracks corporate actions in tropical forests: TRFN

Yahoo News - ROME (îThomson Reutersî Foundation) - A group of large companies ... which is why supply chain commitments are so critical to our evolution to a marketplace full of îsustainableî choices,"...

March 27, 2015 Falcons minority owner John Imlay Jr. dies at 78

11 Alive - MSA went public in 1981 and then went on a shopping spree. Some of the acquisitions failed, the stock took a hit and Imlay successfully fended off a hostile takeover from îComputer Associatesî. In 1990, MSA...

March 27, 2015 Gold Price 'Positive' at 3-Week Highs Over $1200 But China Premium Sinks, Crude Oil Rallies

Shanghai Metals Market - China now faces "the last one kilometre" to making its Yuan curency fully convertible, îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî (SAFE) policy head Wang Yungui told a news conference today....

March 27, 2015 Mix of optimism and speculation swirling around future of Vista Ridge Mall

Dallas News - So I stay here.â The mallâs owner, Rouse Properties Inc., was recently late paying on its $67.82 million loan, according to Trepp LLC, a firm that tracks îcommercial mortgage-backed...

March 27, 2015 Credit's true role in asset allocation and portfolio construction

Pensions & Investments - For example, corporate bond performance is a function of corporate default rates and industrial production, while the performance of non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities,...

March 27, 2015 Judge throws out environmentalists' global warming lawsuit against Massachusetts

Examiner - The judge ruled in favor of the state, saying DEP had followed all rules, "including vehicle emissions, emissions from a type of gas used to insulate electrical power equipment and amendments made to the...

March 27, 2015 Velma Mallow, 77

Ozark County Times - Funeral services for Velma îLou Thompsonî Mallow, 77, of Dewey, Oklahoma, were held March 21, 2015, at the Admas Boulevard Church of Christ in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, with Robert Hamm and David...

March 27, 2015 Massachusetts Treasurer Calls for Corporate Board Diversity

The Bond Buyer - Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg proposes to overhaul the îPension Reserves Investment Management boardîâs custom proxy voting guidelines. To continue reading, log in, register or...

March 27, 2015 US close: Stocks lower, oil and gold surge on Middle Eastern conflict concerns

Hargreaves Lansdown - Weekly initial jobless claims falling by 9,000 to 282,000 in the week ending 21 March, which in turn pushed îUS governmentî bonds to retreat ... a strategist at îUBSî Wealth...

March 27, 2015 Rep. DeLauro's SWEET Act Would Raise About $10 Billion for Prevention Programs

Center for Science in The Public Interest - The îCenter for Science in the Public Interestî and other health groups today announced their support of federal legislation that would tax the sugars in soda and other...

March 27, 2015 U.S. Stock Futures Point to Fourth Session of Losses

4 Traders - 08:20a SOLAREDGE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (NASDAQ: SEDG) to Ring The îNasdaq Stock Marketî Ope.. 05:32a NASDAQ OMX: Stockholm welcomes oscar properties to the main market 05:15a Borse Dubai rules out Nasdaq OMX...

March 27, 2015 There's gold in them hills - if the lights stay on

timeslive.co.za - The girls wanted to wear slacks, but were allegedly suspended from Tholulwazi Secondary School in Tsakane as the principal told them not to return to classes until they "knew whether they were boys or girls"....

March 27, 2015 Around Manitoba

Winnipeg Free Press - The Wilderness Committee says the province's own peatland mining report, commissioned through the îInternational Institute for Sustainable Developmentî, showed no definite strategy to help...

March 27, 2015 Kayne Anderson Deal Shows Student Housing Winning Favor

The Wall Street Journal - Investors are getting more comfortable with student housing. Consider Freddie Mac âs sale earlier this month of $734.5 million in îcommercial mortgage backed securitiesî that were...

March 27, 2015 Ex-administrator says she only double-dipped for 14 months

U-T San Diego - îCalPERSî launched a review in 2012, after U-T Watchdog questioned Russoâs post-retirement employment. Russo retired in 2011 from her job as the districtâs finance chief and began...

March 27, 2015 Power restored to Licking County residents

Newark Advocate - NEWARK â Power should be completely restored for the 2,470 residents who lost power Thursday morning. A spokeswoman for îAEPî Ohio said the power went out at about 6:15 a.m. A crew was out...

March 27, 2015 Schools wait for millions in reimbursement for Medi-Cal outreach

EdSource - A 2006 follow-up report, titled âNo Dollar Left Behindâ by the advocacy group îConsumers Unionî, urged state legislators and the California Congressional delegation to help districts collect...

March 27, 2015 Barbecue to benefit childhood cancer research

Times-Herald - In fact, all the barbeque plates brought into the event were sold. The proceeds benefitted the Childrenâs Healthcare of Atlanta, which began in 1915 with Scottish Rite îConvalescentî Home for...

March 27, 2015 NHC.TO: Nobilis Health reports year-end results; Zacks raises target again

Yahoo Finance - Furthermore, management continues to seek out acquisition candidates, from îdistressed assetsî to greenfield development opportunities. The company anticipates being listed on the NYSE in the near...

March 27, 2015 Bad debt deals: Cinda's toxic assets for sale on Taobao

South China Morning Post - "It's a long-term platform for us," said the person, surnamed Li. The online retail sales of îdistressed assetsî could represent a new era for bad-debt disposals on the mainland and reflects...

March 27, 2015 Tom Loewy: A testimony haunted by murder

South Coast Today - Mearon Digginsâ rap sheet is one kind of testimony. A dozen 8 1/2-inch by 11-inch pages filled with charges. The highlights include criminal trespass, the sale of narcotics, burglary, theft, armed...

March 27, 2015 1MDB owes a total of RM5.037 billion to local banks

malaysiasun.com - î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB) owes a total of RM5.037 billion to local banks in Malaysia. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, who is also finance minister, said this is the amount of...

March 27, 2015 Fitch Downgrades 2 Classes of LB-UBS 2001-C3

Market Watch - In addition, the Negative Outlooks on classes E and F reflect the loan concentration and adverse selection of the remaining pool, with four out of the six remaining loans currently in îspecial...

March 27, 2015 Bank of America skips vote sought by funds on CEO's roles

Reuters - îCalSTRSî officials and a spokesman for another critic, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, said they would continue to press the bank over the combined CEO and chair roles. But both also said they...

March 27, 2015 Cash injection keeps WELPUT well ahead

Property Week - îSchrodersî has raised £162m of equity for WELPUT in the first phase of a £300m fundraising drive for the central London office trust. Register today to get access to...

March 27, 2015 AECOM Technology Corp Raised to Hold at Zacks (ACM)

wkrb13.com - Analysts at îCredit Suisse Groupî AG initiated coverage on shares of AECOM Technology ... AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE:ACM), is a provider of professional technical and îmanagementî...

March 27, 2015 Free trade: liberating your chocolate from slavery

thejewishadvocate.com - One of these was âThe Dark Side of Chocolateâ which I saw at the îFair Trade Federationî conference in the fall of 2010. The full version of this story is only available to online...

March 27, 2015 Audi India eyes 20k unit sales by 2018; plans major investment

IN - HP has announced that îSAPî will resell HP Fortify application security îsoftwareî as part of its quality assurance solutions portfolio. îSAPî is now offering the solution under the name...

March 27, 2015 Blue Bell Ice Cream recalls 3 oz. food service ice cream cups

abc7chicago.com - A îfoodborneî illness that contributed to the ... is a life-threatening infection caused by eating food contaminated with îbacteriaî called Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S....

March 27, 2015 Wisconsin Investment Board seeks multiasset managing director

Pensions & Investments - îState of Wisconsin Investment Boardî, Madison, is seeking a managing director, multiasset, absolute return and overlay portfolios, a SWIB job posting said. The managing director, who...

March 27, 2015 Pittsburgh, Allegheny County scramble to prepare for sewage upgrade

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - He said the îEPAî, as a matter of general policy, encourages the use of green infrastructure to manage wet weather problems and has found that they can be âa cost effective solution to...

March 27, 2015 Caisse seeks minority stake in Cirque du Soleil

Globe and Mail - The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is vying for a minority stake in the Cirque du Soleil as political opposition mounts over the prospect of a foreign takeover of...

March 27, 2015 Haversham Holdings agrees to acquire British Car Auctions after £1bn placing

Yahoo Finance UK and Ireland - Institutional investors, including Aviva (Other OTC: AIVAF - news) , îSchrodersî (LSE: SDR.L - news) and Woodford Investment Management, are reported to have promised to support the...

March 27, 2015 ESMA issues consultation on complex debt instruments and structured deposits

FTSE Global Markets - including Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS), îCommercial Mortgage Backed Securitiesî (CMBS) and Collateralised Debt Obligations (CDOs); Subordinated debt instruments; Certificates...

March 27, 2015 Bill includes process for national non-GMO labeling

MeatPoultry.com - The Center for Food Safety cited a report conducted on behalf of the îConsumers Unionî. The report showed the median increased cost of mandatory bioengineered food labeling was less than a penny per...

March 27, 2015 Bumble Bee-owned Anova says Safeway considering expanding seared tuna sales

undercurrentnews - Anova recently announced the launch of îFair Trade-certifiedî seafood for sale in Safeway stores. Those products are currently in Safeway stores in the Northwest and Northern California, but Safeway...

March 27, 2015 London midday: Footsie drops 1.4% as retreat from record high continues

Hargreaves Lansdown - Other financials such as Hargreaves Lansdown, St James's Place and Aviva were also in the red. îSchrodersî and Prudential were registering losses after going ex-dividend, along with real estate...

March 27, 2015 Oil prices surge after Saudi Arabia air strikes in Yemen

India Today - "I think that the surge we've seen in prices over the last 24 hours or so has been a bit of an overreaction," Jordan Perry, senior analyst at risk consultancy Verisk îMaplecroftî, told the Reuters Global...

March 27, 2015 Kraft Foods (KRFT) Price Target Raised To $85 At Credit Suisse On Merger Deal

bidnessetc.com - Among the responses, îCredit Suisse Groupî AG (ADR) (NYSE:CS ... They believe the merger offers an opportunity for Kraft investors to âlatch onto an outstanding îmanagementî team in...

March 27, 2015 Limiting Liability Before a Data Breach

corpcounsel.com - Standards emerging from the FTCâs enforcement actions as well as newer rules, including the voluntary framework from the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî (NIST) for reducing...

March 27, 2015 Judge dismisses environmentalists' global warming lawsuit against Massachusetts

Mass Live The Republican - emissions from a type of gas used to insulate electrical power equipment and amendments made to the îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî, a regional, market-based system that puts a price on...

March 27, 2015 Massachusetts treasurer proposes reforms to MassPRIM proxy-voting guidelines

Pensions & Investments - Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg proposed a series of reforms to the state's îPension Reserves Investment Management boardî's custom proxy-voting guidelines on Thursday. The...

March 27, 2015 Victory Park Capital Announces Investment in KBP Foods

Benzinga - Victory Park Capital (VPC), an asset management firm focused on middle market debt and equity investments, announced today that it has completed a îpreferred equityî investment in KBP Foods (KBP). VPC...

March 27, 2015 Harbor arranges mezz loan for $236M purchase

Real Estate Weekly - âMezzanine loans and îpreferred equityî transactions have become a an increasingly important component of HGIâs diverse investment strategy,â said T. Richard Litton, Jr.,...

March 27, 2015 ECO:Nomics: Is Natural Gas Pricing Out Renewables' - Presented by: The Aol. On Network

NASDAQ - How is cheap natural gas affecting the viability of other fuels' Nicholas Akins, CEO of îAmerican Electric Powerî and Anthony Earley Jr., CEO of PG&E Corporation speak with WSJâs John Bussey at the...

March 27, 2015 Ports shut, oil price up as Yemen descends into chaos

ihsmaritime360.com - An analyst for Verisk îMaplecroftî quoted by Reuters this afternoon described the oil price hike as âa bit of an overreactionâ but warned that the Houthi takeover had...

March 27, 2015 A New Crowdfunding Campaign Is Opened to Support Start-Up Hammock Business and Mayan Community in Yucatan, Mexico

Digital Journal - When the hammocks are finished and ready for sale, they contact the supplier that is a Certified B Company and a member of îFair Trade Federationî. He will deliver these high end inexpensive hammocks...

March 27, 2015 Shadow banking proposals for AMs spark fierce debate

asianinvestor.net - âUcits 4 was a great piece of regulation with no tax plan to follow it up,â said Roger Exwood, head of product tax for EMEA at îBlackRock Investmentî Management. The problem, he said,...

March 27, 2015 Industry says ten years of PPF and TPR have made pensions safer

Professional Pensions - Almost three quarters said the îPension Protection Fundî (PPF) had made defined benefit schemes more secure, although many felt that the cost of this was too high. Elsewhere, respondents...

March 27, 2015 Asia's About to Spawn a New Tiger Economy: Good Morning, Vietnam

Yahoo Finance - The average monthly wage in Vietnam was $197 in 2013 compared with $391 for Thailand and $613 for China, according to îInternational Labour Organizationî calculations. That disparity is widening. The...

March 27, 2015 No More Robocalls: Organization Lobbies to End Tele-Scammers

NEWSFIXCW33 - Yeah, these non-stop pre-recorded phone scams are enough to make your head spin. Thatâs why the îConsumers Unionî is trying to rescue us from phony scammers. âOver three million consumers...

March 27, 2015 Soda Sales Shrink for 10th Straight Year

Center for Science in The Public Interest - One of the most important things a non-smoker can do to improve his or her health is to stop drinking soda and other sugary drinks. Soda promotes diabetes, heart disease, obesity, tooth...

March 27, 2015 Power outages set for Monday, Tuesday in Presidio, Shafter, and south of Marfa

Big Bend Now - PRESIDIO â Weather permitting, îAEPî Texas has scheduled power outages throughout Presidio, Shafter and areas south of Marfa on Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 1 beginning at 4pm on both days...

March 27, 2015 Dalton: Senior living facility plans open house

Berkshire Eagle - will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 29. Prior to becoming an independent community in the fall 2014, the manor served as a îconvalescentî home for seniors for more than 50...

March 27, 2015 European banks seen offloading $109 billion of bad debt in 2015

Live Mint - Thatâs provided a growing supply of assets for US investment firms including Lone Star Funds, Apollo Global Management and Oaktree Capital Group Llc, which invest in îdistressed assetsî. âThere...

March 27, 2015 As Yemen Fractures, al Qaeda Looks to Gain

Wall Street Journal - âAQAP is removed from the binary struggle between Saleh and Hadi and thatâs why theyâve been able to position themselves as the Sunni flag bearers,â said Jordan Perry, a Mideast...

March 27, 2015 Celebrate Freedom with Fair Trade Chocolate

Baltimore Jewish Times - One of those was âThe Dark Side of Chocolate,â which I saw at the îFair Trade Federationî conference in fall 2010. It explicitly documents child laborâs role in the cocoa...

March 27, 2015 Lew Kuan Yew 'nepotism': PM Lee Hsien Loong is history says opposition leader Kenneth Jeyaretnam

International Business Times - îTemasekî îHoldingsî, the Singapore government's investment company, should be privatised and shares given out to citizens, says Kenneth Jeyaretnam(Reuters) One of Kenneth's...

March 27, 2015 Google ropes in Morgan Stanley CFO Ruth Porat

Financial Express - Porat has been the lead banker on numerous technology financing rounds, including for Amazon, eBay, Netscape, Priceline and Verisign as well as for îThe Blackstone Groupî, GE and the NYSE. As CFO,...

March 27, 2015 Is Blackstone Group About to Make a $1.5 Billion Deal'

The Motley Fool - Private-equity giant îThe Blackstone Groupî (NYSE: BX ) is one of Wall Street's busiest deal-makers. It's constantly buying, selling, and managing an ever-growing portfolio of assets. According to...

March 27, 2015 Tulsa Public Schools open Friday & reverse decision to close Monday

FOX 23.com - We are appreciative of îAEPî-PSO, as their crews have managed to get the power back on at Burroughs and Lindbergh elementary schools, as well as at Central High School. We have partial power at East...

March 27, 2015 The Power Of A Government Catalyst

Seeking Alpha - Yi Gang, the Deputy Governor of the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî, stated in a post on Chinese social media that, "the Renminbi will remain basically stable and will not join the ranks of...

March 27, 2015 Ceiling hike for foreign investors in China 'very soon'

AsiaOne - Guo Song, head of the capital account management department at the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî, said that the regulator had been planning reforms for the Qualified Foreign Institutional...

March 27, 2015 Security of Pension Assets: FG Takes Charge

Leadership - îPension Protection Fundî The Federal Government took it upon itself to make up for loss of value in pension fund due to shocks in economy and to take care of workers who may not have saved enough to...

March 27, 2015 French pensions group buys £70m City block

Property Week - AXA Real Estate Investment Managers has completed the acquisition of 63 St Mary Axe in the City of London for £70m, on behalf of the îFrench public service additional pension schemeî...

March 27, 2015 LCQ13: Regulation of mortgage loan business of finance companies and mortgage intermediaries

7th Space - Yet, mortgage intermediaries are not subject to the monitoring by the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî (HKMA) and the Estate Agents Authority, and they often resort to problematic practices to induce people...

March 27, 2015 Mumtalakat allocates profits to pay off $1.4bn debt

Trade Arabia - Bahrain îMumtalakat Holding Companyî has allocated part of its profits to pay off debts which reached BD560 million ($1.4 billion) until December last year, it said in a statement. In reply to MPs, the...

March 27, 2015 Alberta's Missed Heritage Fund Opportunity

The Huffington Post - That set the province up for fiscal failure, for multiple lost opportunities. One high-profile example is the îAlberta Heritage Savings Trust Fundî. The fund was enacted via legislation from the...

March 27, 2015 Keurig Green Mountain Inc to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.29 on April 30th (GMCR)

Mideast Times - The Company sells Keurig Single Cup Brewers and Arabica bean coffees, including îFair Trade Certifiedî, certified organic, flavored, limited edition and blends offered in K-Cup and Vue packs...

March 27, 2015 Guest post: South Korea deepens business ties in the Middle East

Financial Times - These are signposts to the future. As is the partnership Posco, Koreaâs largest steelmaker, forged this month with the îPublic Investment Fund, Saudiî Arabiaâs sovereign wealth fund,...

March 27, 2015 Chattanooga To Celebrate Autism Awareness Month On April 9

Chattanoogan - Autism Spectrum Disorders occur in 1 in 68 children and is five time more common in boys than girls, according the îCenter for Disease Controlî. While it is unknown what causes ASD, medical...

March 27, 2015 Hikma Pharmaceuticals share price rises on possible bond issue

Invezz - âHistorically weâve done very well with acquisitions, buying îdistressed assetsî at reasonable prices and turning them around. But clearly we need to start going after bigger and not necessarily...

March 27, 2015 5 charts that explain U.S. electricity prices

utilitydive.com - In some states, like those in the îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî (RGGI), strict emissions regulations can put upward pressure on electricity rates. To get a more comprehensive picture of what...

March 27, 2015 Hedge Fund Standards Board Proposes Changes On Disclosure To Investors

FIN Alternatives - David George, Head of Debt & Alternatives of îFuture Fundî îAustraliaî, said: âThis consultation demonstrates the HFSBâs ongoing efforts to address important investor...

March 27, 2015 New mowers offer easier starting and maintenance

homes.yahoo.com - Starting difficulties are a chief gripe with gasoline-powered lawn mowers, and the need to maintain the machines also a common complaint. One engine company, Briggs & Stratton, is addressing both gripes with...

March 27, 2015 La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec subscribes for common shares of Extenway Solutions Inc.

CNW Group - MONTRÃAL, March 26, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec ("la Caisse") announced that, under the terms of a subscription agreement, it has...

March 27, 2015 Fiserv Survey Finds Mobile Visits, Bill Payments Up at Biller Websites, Yet Most Lack Mobile Bill Pay Strategy

Mobility Techzone - "The mobile channel is a rapidly growing customer communications platform desired among our customers, and bill payment is a top activity," said Kathleen Kelley, manager of customer interface and channel...

March 27, 2015 GenSight named as a Leader by Independent Research Firm for Portfolio Management Tools for the Business Technology Agenda

Yahoo Finance - GenSight is an official participant of the îUnited Nationsî îGlobal Compactî, enabling leading corporations around the globe to improve their fundamental ability to create a more...

March 27, 2015 Recent vandalism prompts block watch creation

This Week Community News - That is sort of the hiccup," said Eisel, adding that part of Summerfield is served by îAmerican Electric Powerî and the other part by the South Central Power Co. Poyer said the vandals...

March 27, 2015 HKMA Quarterly Bulletin and Half-Yearly Monetary and Financial Stability Report (March 2015 Issue)

7th Space - Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The following is issued on behalf of the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî: The îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî (HKMA) today (March 27) published the March 2015 issue of its...

March 27, 2015 Climate Movement Across Movements

teleSUR - TUNIS â Looming ahead in eight monthsâ time is another Conference of Polluters, or COP (technically, the Conference of the Parties to the îUnited Nationsî Framework Convention on Climate Change)....

March 27, 2015 Lululemon, Red Hat, SanDisk and Fred's are big market movers

Finance Yahoo - NEW YORK, N.Y. - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the îNasdaq Stock Marketî: NYSE Red Hat Inc., up $6.91 to $75.36 The company behind the...

March 27, 2015 KIA acquires all Sudanese Kuwaiti Hotels Company

KUNA - KHARTOUM, March 26 (KUNA) -- The îKuwait Investment Authorityî (KIA) announced Thursday the full acquisition of the Sudanese Kuwaiti Hotels Company. In a press statement, it said that it purchased the 51...

March 27, 2015 Half-trillion-dollar green bond market, led by China, looks for a regulator

Environment Energy Publishing - "You've got a longer profile," CBI's Kidney said of these "buy-and-hold investors." The goals of programs like the îUnited Nationsî' îPrinciples for Responsible Investmentî...

March 27, 2015 Move Over Coconut, Maple Water Is Here!

modernfarmer.com - Maple îsapî is essentially groundwater that has passed through a treeâs circulatory îsystemî, becoming enriched with a medley ... Yet all of these companies emphasize the...

March 27, 2015 Activist Art Intervention Celebrates World Water Day by Brazilian Artist Ronald Duarte

Broadway World - Duarte was joined on the panel by Haroldo de Matos, head of îUnited Nationsî îEnvironmental Programmeî in Brazil, as well as Barbara Veiga, a photojournalist and eco-activist from Rio de...

March 27, 2015 Police: No evidence of kidnapping of California woman

Cadillac News - TRENTON, N.J. (AP) â The global pharmaceutical industry is pouring billions of dollars into developing treatments for rare îdiseasesî, which once drew ... The No. 2 official at the Homeland...

March 27, 2015 Health of millions at stake in emissions curb ruling, environmentalists warn

theguardian.com - But the îEPAî argues that potential healthcare savings range from $37bn ... with toxins such as mercury from power plants in the îwaterî and the fish, affecting Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky,...

March 27, 2015 Dozens sickened at banquet, but city can say little

Philadelphia Daily News - In one of the largest outbreaks of suspected îfoodborneî illness in Philadelphia ... Caroline Johnson, director of the city's îdivisionî of îdiseaseî control, said she...

March 27, 2015 Bank of America not giving shareholders a vote on chairman decision

Charlotte Observer - âThat being said, îCalSTRSî has not changed its position on the fact that we believe the chairman and CEO role should be separate.â As has happened before, Bank of America CEO Brian...

March 27, 2015 Brightoil Denies Interest in Acquiring Noble

Ship Bunker - The company said that it was responding to recent reports which hinted that companies such as Brightoil, China Minmetals, and îTemasekî îHoldingsî could be interested in buying the Asian...

March 27, 2015 26 Years of Tears

Valley Morning Star - And, as is the case every year, the recipe competition and the famous onion eating contest, not to mention the cooking demonstrations at the îAEPî Texas Culinary Center, are on tap. The El Nuevo...

March 27, 2015 Moody : upgrades Campbell Union School District, CA's GO bonds and BANs to Aa1 (Rating Action)

4 Traders - Please see the Credit Policy page on www.îmoodysî.com for a copy of these methodologies. For ratings issued on a program, series or category/class of debt, this announcement provides certain regulatory...

March 27, 2015 Bomb Iran Now, Work out the Details Later

Reason - Former U.S. ambassador to the îUnited Nationsî and putative longshot presidential candidate John Bolton has a New York Times op-ed today titled "To Stop Iran's Bomb, Bomb Iran." Here is the operational...

March 27, 2015 Mackinac Financial Corporation Declares $.075 Cash Dividend on Common Stock

marketwired.com - Mackinac Financial Corporation is a registered bank holding company formed under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 with assets in excess of $740 million and whose common stock is traded on the îNASDAQ...

March 27, 2015 Form 8-K BANK OF SOUTH CAROLINA For: Mar 26

StreetInsider - Pleasant, and the West Ashley community. Our website is www.banksc.com. Bank of South Carolina Corporation currently trades its common stock on the îNASDAQ stock marketî under the symbol "BKSC". > 1862

March 27, 2015 China Says Will Control Risks As Yuan Becomes More Convertible

International Business Times - "It's viable for China to steadily achieve capital account convertibility, but controlling risks remains the top priority," Wang Yungui, head of policy and regulations for the îState...

March 27, 2015 Australia needs a foreign policy

AsiaOne - When the îUnited Nationsî special rapporteur on torture said this month that detention of refugee children, violence in Pacific island detention camps and forced return of asylum seekers was in breach of...

March 27, 2015 California Water Wars: Another Form of Asset Stripping'

The People's Voice - Itâs no longer just the farmers against the ranchers or the urbanites. Itâs the people against the new âwater baronsâ â Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, îMonsantoî, the...

March 27, 2015 Borse Dubai sells key stake in London Stock Exchange

Daily Mail - The îQatar Investment Authorityî takes over as the biggest LSE shareholder. QIA cut its holding to about 10 percent from 15 percent last year according to Bloomberg News. > 1862

March 27, 2015 Geo-Tech Polymers receives FDA approval

Recycling Today - The plastics recycling company Geo-Tech Polymers, Westerville, Ohio, in conjunction with îIntertekî, has received a letter of non-objection (NOL) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that...

March 27, 2015 At SWFs, 2015 Is Shaping Up to Be A High Turnover Year for Management

Opalesque Hedge Fund News - Weâve seen a shake-up at the top of the China Investment Corp.(CIC), the launch of an entirely new fund in Mexico, and new hires at îAustraliaîâs îFuture Fundî and...

March 27, 2015 Upgrades to WHS baseball field

Point Pleasant Register - The fence had to be moved back to make the field large enough for high school play. Field lights had to be moved, as well, with îAEPî and Nitro Electric providing the labor and equipment for...

March 27, 2015 Importing gas will kickstart 14,000 MW power plants: Goyal

Money Control - So it is a win-win for all and of course the banks are also going to be saved a lot of îdistressed assetsî. Q: How much are these companies going to import and what will be the timeline to bring in the...

March 27, 2015 The UN's Anti-Israel Animus Hits An All-Time Low

Townhall.com - The îUnited Nationsî, already infamous for its frequent displays of anti-Israel bias, has outdone itself this time. But before we get to the most recent UN shocker, itâs important to understand...

March 27, 2015 7 Tips To Help Millennials Give Credit Where Credit Is Due!

Forbes - In fact, a survey conducted by the îConsumer Federation of Americaî and VantageScore Solutions found that Millennials know less than any other generation about how credit scores work, who is using these...

March 27, 2015 House bill proposes national standard on GMO food labeling

Farm and Dairy - Advocates for labeling genetically modified products, including îConsumers Unionî, urged Congress to reject the bill, in particular a provision that would allow a ânaturalâ label on...

March 27, 2015 Contact Lens Makers and Discounters Tussle Over Price Setting

New York Times - But opponents, who include big discounters such as Costco and 1-800 Contacts as well as the nonprofit group îConsumers Unionî, say the policies amount to illegal price-fixing and are restricting...

March 27, 2015 IC/UNDP/Partnership/043/2015 - Consultant for Post -2015 Partnership Platform for Philantrophy (Re-advertisement)

Procurement Notices Development Programme - The îUnited Nationsî Development Programme (UNDP) is currently implementing a project entitled Post -2015 Partnership Platform for Philantrophy that requires the services of...

March 27, 2015 REXEL : TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE DIVIDEND IN SHARES OR IN CASH

GlobeNewswire - Rexel is also part of the following SRI indices: DJSI Europe, îFTSE4Goodî Europe & Global, EURO STOXX Sustainability, Euronext Vigeo Europe 120 and ESI Excellence Europe. Finally, Rexel is included...

March 27, 2015 Digital Farming- The Future of Agriculture With Solapa4

techli.com - S4 is just one of the companies currently participating in the Yield Lab Accelerator program. With its links to îMonsantoî and the vibrant startup community, Yield Lab provides all participating companies...

March 27, 2015 Recent Trends In U.S. Land Drilling Market: Re-fracking, Growing Well Inventory, Lower Rig Count

Source: Forbes

The tight oil boom in the United States has been largely responsible for the present turmoil in the global oil markets. Average annual production growth in the U.S. has stood at about 1 million barrels per day over the last four...

March 27, 2015 How the FDA could make prescription drug ads less annoying

Washington Post - But groups typically critical of Big Pharma's advertising efforts are less enthused about the proposal. îConsumers Unionî says pharmaceutical companies shouldn't be allowed to advertise directly to...

March 27, 2015 Ingersoll Rand India inspires progress with their CSR initiatives in India

India Infoline Ltd - Globally and in India, Ingersoll Rand has been involved with organizations that are making a difference in the world such as the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Index, US EPA, ESCO, Clinton Climate...

March 27, 2015 Sources: Lawmakers agree to sweep clean energy funds

Capital New York - Under a deal reached Wednesday, lawmakers will put $18 million of the revenue earned by the îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî in to the Environmental Protection Fund, according to sources close...

March 27, 2015 Navy asked to re-evaluate contract given to DZSP 21

Guampdn - With more than $500 million on the line, the U.S. Government îAccountabilityî Office has asked the Navy to re-evaluate its base operations support contract for Guam. At issue is whether the Navy evaluated...

March 27, 2015 China Eases Controls on Foreign Securities Investment

NASDAQ - The îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî granted Fidelity Investments Management (Hong Kong) Ltd. a combined investment quota of $1.2 billion under its China's Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor...

March 27, 2015 Lawyer for Knox's ex-boyfriend makes final court appeal

KHQ - Feds: îMonsantoî released dangerous chemicals at Idaho plant Feds: îMonsantoî released dangerous chemicals at Idaho plant îMonsantoî Corporation has agreed to pay $600,000 in fines for...

March 27, 2015 UPDATE 2-South Africa's Eskom halts work at strike-hit power station

Reuters - îStandard and Poor'sî cut Eskom's credit status to junk last Thursday, saying the suspension of executives had caused a loss of confidence in the company's corporate governance. (Editing by James Macharia...

March 27, 2015 Delta IV rocket launches new GPS satellite

69 WFMZ TV News - It is a damp start to the day for some with patchy fog and drizzle. The City of Allentown's long-term credit rating has been raised by îStandard and Poor'sî (S&P) indexers from a 'BBB+" to an...

March 27, 2015 Municipal news: Ross, Sewickley Hills

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - îStandard and Poorâsî Ratings Services revised its outlook March 19 for Ross to âpositiveâ from âstable,â and reaffirmed its AA long-term rating. "The outlook...

March 27, 2015 Pension funds cashing in on the Kraft/Heinz deal

Pensions & Investments - îNew York State Common Retirement Fundî was the biggest winner, making about $42 million on the announcement from its 0.28% ownership. The California Public Employees' Retirement System...

March 27, 2015 Regulator Dismisses Worry Over Yuan

Wall Street Journal - âWe are not seeing capital outflows,â said Wang Yungui of the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî. âWe did see some net capital outflows between August and December last...

March 27, 2015 S&P raises Allentown's long-term credit rating to 'A+'

Lehigh Valley Business - The City of Allentown's long-term credit rating has been raised by îStandard and Poor'sî (S&P) indexers from a 'BBB+" to an 'A+' rating with a stable outlook, according to a report...

March 27, 2015 LIA appoints new LAP board

Libya Herald - The îLibyan Investment Authorityî (LIA) has appointed a new board of directors for its subsidiary, the Libya Africa Investment Portfolio (LAP). The new appointment by virtue of the LIA´s...

March 27, 2015 Troy mayor touts safety, school district in State of the City address

The Oakland Press - The city enjoys a Triple A bond rating from îStandard and Poorâsî on its General Obligation Bonds, which Slater said means very strong income levels and market value per capita. âThe...

March 27, 2015 CLP Power Hong Kong Limited - Beijing Yire Coal-fired Power Station Ceased Operation

Energy Biz - CLP is listed in the Global Dow - a 150-stock index of the world's leading blue-chips, the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific), the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî...

March 27, 2015 Ecolab : Christophe Beck at 2014 World Water Summit

4 Traders - To help businesses make the case for investing in more sustainable water strategies, Ecolab developed the Water Risk Monetizer tool in partnership with îTrucostî, a global leader in valuing natural...

March 27, 2015 Extenway Completes Debt Settlement and Second Tranche of a $2,915,600 Private Placement and Grants Options

Yahoo Finance - MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Mar 25, 2015) - Extenway Solutions Inc. ("Extenway" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:EY) is pleased to announce the closing, as of March 25, 2015 (the "Closing Date"), of the...

March 27, 2015 Why more companies are offering on-site health care

Philadelphia Daily News - Workplace medical centers are proliferating. Thirty-seven percent of companies with 5,000 or more employees now offer at-work medical care, according to îMercerî, a îconsultingî...

March 27, 2015 A.C. report prompts another credit warning

Philadelphia Daily News - Two days after Atlantic City's state-appointed emergency management team released its first report, îMoody'sî credit rating agency gave the city another of its patented thumbs down, warning...

March 27, 2015 ZTE Posts 94% Jump in Full-Year Net Profit as 4G Sales Surge

Andhra News - ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the îUNî îGlobal Compactî. For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn. > 1862

March 27, 2015 Syria and Iraq wars swell numbers of asylum seekers

Al JAZEERA - Wars in Syria and Iraq drove the number of people requesting asylum in industrialised countries to a 22-year high last year, the îUnited Nationsî has said. An estimated 866,000 asylum-seekers lodged...

March 27, 2015 World Environment Day 2015 to promote sustainable lifestyles

Tree Hugger - Living well within planetary boundaries is the most promising strategy for ensuring a healthy future.â Each year, the îUNî îEnvironmental Programmeî runs several campaigns to get the...

March 27, 2015 Aabar chairman says UniCredit bonds not an exit from bank investment

Zawya - ABU DHABI, March 26 ( Reuters) - Abu Dhabi fund îAabar Investmentsî said on Thursday its sale of 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion) of bonds exchangeable into shares of UniCredit was not an exit from its...

March 27, 2015 ZENN Motor Company Announces Results of Phase 2 Independent Testing on EEStor Technology

marketwired.com - TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 26, 2015) - ZENN Motor Company Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ZNN) ("ZENN" or the "Company"), today announced the findings of the independent Phase 2 testing conducted by...

March 27, 2015 Borse Dubai sells its stake in LSE

Zawya - The sale was managed by Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, Barclays and Nomura International, the statement said. The îQatar Investment Authorityî also took 20 per cent stake in 2007 and now it has 10 per cent...

March 27, 2015 Standard Chartered Deputy CEO Rees Earns $72 Million Post-Crisis

Bloomberg - Singaporeâs îTemasekî îHoldingsî Pte, Standard Charteredâs largest shareholder with 17.7 percent, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, praised the hiring of Winters and said...

March 27, 2015 Moody : assigns a provisional rating to one class of notes to be issued by Shackleton 2015-VII CLO, Ltd (Rating Action)

4 Traders - îMoody'sî provisional rating of the Class A Notes addresses the expected loss posed to noteholders. The provisional rating reflects the risks due to defaults on the underlying portfolio of assets, the...

March 27, 2015 Syria has OKed three of 33 U.N. aid access requests in 2015-official

one.trust.org - îUNITED NATIONSî, March 26 (Reuters) - The Syrian government has only allowed the îUnited Nationsî to deliver aid to three of the 33 sites it has requested access to this year, aid chief...

March 27, 2015 Fred's Super Dollar bullish on 2015 results with new team in place

drugstorenews.com - Shore noted that Fred's announcement Wednesday of its acquisition of specialty pharmacy operator EntrustRx, when completed, will bring additional resources to Fred's specialty pharmacy operations,...

March 27, 2015 Cyber strategy: 'We know what to do, now we need people to do it'

The Business of Federal Technology - With the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî's information sharing framework, the White House's February executive order on information sharing, and burgeoning...

March 27, 2015 Fitch Publishes Ratings Navigator for 9 Non-Alcoholic Beverage Companies

Reuters - (The following statement was released by the rating agency) CHICAGO/LONDON, March 27 (Fitch) îFitch Ratingsî has published its new Rating Navigators for: --The Coca-Cola Company --Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc....

March 27, 2015 Stronger exports lift palm, but uncertain global demand weighs

Business Recorder - Data from îIntertekî Testing Services (ITS) showed Malaysian palm oil shipments between March 1 and 25 rose 3.5 percent to 856,474 tonnes, versus the same period in February, on higher Indian...

March 27, 2015 Common Core in America: Courtesy of Libya, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia

Right Side News - Listed on the London and New York Stock Exchange, of its numerous investors, the îLibyan Investment Authorityî is its largest financial contributor, holding 26 million shares. According to the...

March 27, 2015 Ushers, signs, free water for those at Padang to pay respects to Lee Kuan Yew

Channel News Asia - A group from îTemasekî îHoldingsî was seen passing out umbrellas, urging members of the public to pass it on. They also handed out ponchos and biscuits. "It's just a small gesture of...

March 27, 2015 Egypt warships head to Gulf of Aden; Sudan to take part in Operation Storm of Resolve

Gulf News - Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said that China urges all parties to act in accordance with îUnited Nationsî Security Council resolutions on Yemen, and to resolve the dispute through dialogue. Hua told a...

March 27, 2015 Is President Obama Intentionally Targeting Whistleblowers '

EOTM - Robert Greenwaldâs 2015 documentary War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State details the cases of four US whistleblowers who experienced brutal government retaliation after exposing...

March 27, 2015 Senator invites state auditor to testify about FBI probe

Yakima Herald - âYour refusal to respond to these reports publicly has done little to ease these concerns and casts doubt on your leadership and management of the State Auditorâs Office and its function as the...

March 27, 2015 Corruption stalling PNG wealth, says UN rep

Radio New Zealand - Mr Shimmel says PNG has joined the îExtractive Industries Transparency Initiativeî and is looking into additional steps to increase transparency and accountability of public financial management....

March 27, 2015 More teaching, less testing please

Seacoast Online - Do these tests accurately measure our childrenâs academic knowledge and help to improve education or are they mostly used for îaccountabilityî for federal and state funding, teacher evaluation...

March 27, 2015 NNSA official cites $80M savings on Y-12/Pantex contract

Knoxville News Sentinel - But a federal official indicated there already has been about $80 million in documented savings. The Government îAccountabilityî Office this week released a report questioning the total costs...

March 27, 2015 Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance Inc to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.44 on April 15th (ARI)

sleekmoney.com - The Company is focused primarily on originating, investing in, acquiring and managing senior performing commercial real estate mortgage loans, îcommercial mortgage-backed securitiesî, or CMBS,...

March 27, 2015 KIC Exploring Idea of Overseas Asian Office

swfinstitute.org - The îKorea Investment Corporationî (KIC) is carefully exploring the possibility of opening up more overseas offices â following the footsteps of many large sovereign funds and Canadian...

March 27, 2015 Nifty ends expiry below 8350, Yemen woes drag Sensex 654 points

Domain-b - "It's viable for China to steadily achieve capital account convertibility, but controlling risks remains the top priority," Wang Yungui, head of policy and regulations for the îState Administration of Foreign...

March 27, 2015 China quietly drops limit on foreign fund investments - Yahoo7

7 News Yahoo - The îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî (SAFE) signalled the shift in policy on its website, with an announcement that it had granted Fidelity Investments Management (Hong Kong) Ltd a combined...

March 27, 2015 Boycott! The Art Of Economic Activism Comes To Iowa

Blog for Iowa - Events include a staged reading with Iowa Poet Laureate Mary Swander, and a screening and discussion of the film The World According to îMonsantoî. Iowa AFSC director Kathleen McQuillen will open the...

March 27, 2015 Common Core in America: State-sponsored Religion

Patheos - Listed on the London and New York Stock Exchange, of its numerous investors, the îLibyan Investment Authorityî is its largest financial contributor, holding 26 million shares. According to the Financial...

March 27, 2015 Palm extends gains, tracks jump in crude oil prices

Business Recorder - Data showing rising palm exports from No.2 producer Malaysia also provided some support to prices. Data from îIntertekî Testing Services showed Malaysian palm oil shipments between March 1-25 rose...

March 27, 2015 Fitch Affirms Wachovia 2005-C22

Benzinga - The loan was transferred to îspecial servicingî in March 2010 for imminent default. Property performance declined as a result of decreased tourism and travel in the Las Vegas market. A receiver was...

March 27, 2015 Massachusetts pension board urged to push for diversity

Associated Press - A committee of the îPension Reserves Investment Management Boardî voted unanimously Thursday to recommend the guidelines. Under the rule, the board would use its shareholder status in a company to...

March 27, 2015 ALP decisions are making investors nervous: Robb

The Australian - Global investors have expressed concerns about investing in îAustraliaî, citing sovereign risk and the Victorian ... Former Liberal treasurer and chairman of the governmentâs îFuture...

March 27, 2015 No sale in biggest real estate deal of 2014

The Vancouver Courier - A landmark agreement between Canadaâs second-largest pension fund and a tiny aboriginal band not only topped the list of the biggest real estate deals for 2014 in B.C. but is also the biggest...

March 27, 2015 Deb Goldberg's proxy voting initiative seeks to influence corporate boards

Mass Live The Republican - Advocacy groups welcomed Goldberg's move, with praise coming from Mindy Lubber, president of a sustainability group directing a $12 trillion îinvestor network on climate riskî; Mailli Gero,...

March 27, 2015 Hengdeli : Fitch Revises Outlook on Hengdeli to Negative; Affirms Ratings Ratings Endorsement Policy

4 Traders - Release date- 26032015 - îFitch Ratingsî has revised the Outlook on China-based watch retailer Hengdeli Holdings Limited's (Hengdeli) Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to Negative from Stable while...

March 27, 2015 BBDNCCI Established Task Force to Prepare for BIBC

Brunei Direct - Brunei Economic Development Board and îBrunei Investment Agencyî. "We appreciate the effort put forward by the Brunei Darussalam National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BDNCCI), which is very...

March 27, 2015 $65 million bond sale closes out NOLA capital program as city's finances improve

The Times-Picayune - The city's debt load, when you strip out pensions and other retirement promises, is modest, according to recent analysis by îStandard and Poor'sî, a credit rating agency that recently upgraded its...

March 27, 2015 Massachusetts pension board to encourage corporate diversity

Associated Press - The îPension Reserves Investment Management Boardî voted unanimously Thursday to adopt the new voting guidelines. Under the rule, the board will use its shareholder status in a company to vote...

March 27, 2015 Petro Rabigh to procure additional utilities for $7bn Rabigh 2 expansion

EBR | Energy Business Review - Last week, the company has secured $5bn financing for the project from Japan Bank for International Cooperation, îPublic Investment Fundî, and a group of 19 financial institutions. With...

March 27, 2015 Exclusive: Chemical arms body to investigate allegations of Syrian chlorine gas attack - source

Reuters - The mission establishes the facts, but does not lay blame. The attack on Sarmin came 10 days after the îUnited Nationsî Security Council condemned the use of chlorine as a weapon in Syria and threatened to...

March 27, 2015 Fred : Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2014 Results

4 Traders - Shore noted that the Company announced yesterday an acquisition that, when completed, will bring additional resources to Fred's specialty pharmacy operations, îEIRISî Health Services. EntrustRx, part of...

March 27, 2015 Control Issues: How Media Moguls Keep a Tight Grip on Their Empires

Variety - Investors, particularly large institutional funds, often frown on their use. In 2012, leaders of îCalPERSî, the nationâs largest pension fund, talked up plans to boycott any IPO with a dual-class...

March 27, 2015 Criticism persists of Maine employees who retire, return to work

Seacoast Online - Approximately 80 percent are in education. Records provided to the newspaper by the îMaine Public Employees Retirement Systemî show that 2,380 public employees drew both a salary and a pension in...

March 27, 2015 JLL Arranges Record Breaking Deal for Helsinki Development Project

multihousingnews.com - The joint venture in charge of development at the REDI Shopping Centre consists of SRV, îIlmarinenî Mutual Pension Insurance Company, LocalTapiola and OP-Pohjola Group, as well as a fund managed...

March 27, 2015 Hindustan Unilever Limited - Clarification

India Infoline Ltd - is a joint venture between Brigade Enterprises Ltd. and îGovernment of Singapore Investment Corporationî Pte Ltd (GIC Singapore).5. The transaction does not fall within the Related Party...

March 27, 2015 Male Business Leaders Need to Support Women's Empowerment

The Huffington Post - The Women's Empowerment Principles, a joint initiative of the îUNî îGlobal Compactî and îUNî Women, are premised on the fact that women's full participation in economic...

March 27, 2015 Fitch Affirms American Family's Ratings; Outlook Positive

Insurance News Net - The following is from îFitch Ratingsî on March 24: îFitch Ratingsî has affirmed the 'A' Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) rating of American Family Mutual Insurance Company and its...

March 27, 2015 Letter: This looks good; but what's in it'

Times Union - Seems like Mr. Brookes might also be an industry spokesman' While a federal approach to GMO labeling would be the best approach, îMonsantoî and other corporations have too much clout in Congress for...

March 27, 2015 Corporate governance in Japan - Fanuc stoops to conquer

Source: The Economist

YOSHIHARU INABA, the president of Fanuc, a secretive Japanese maker of industrial robots and machine-tool controllers, has something of importance to say to the outside world. Having invited your correspondent to visit its...

March 27, 2015 Aris Bogdaneris to become Head of Challengers & Growth Markets and member of the Management Board of ING Bank

GlobeNewswire - Sustainability forms an integral part of ING's corporate strategy, which is evidenced by ING Group shares being included in the FTSE4Good index and in the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Index (Europe and...

March 27, 2015 Default Threat Haunts Ukrainian Corporate Debt Investors

Wall Street Journal - On Tuesday, îMoodyâsî Investors Service slashed its rating on Ukraine to âCa,â the second worst on its scale, saying the likelihood that holders of government bonds will face...

March 27, 2015 Feds to announce deal on sage grouse with Oregon ranchers

KHQ - Feds: îMonsantoî released dangerous chemicals at Idaho plant Feds: îMonsantoî released dangerous chemicals at Idaho plant îMonsantoî Corporation has agreed to pay $600,000 in fines for...

March 27, 2015 Strangers give out umbrellas, food, drinks

AsiaOne - About 20 staff volunteers from îTemasekî îHoldingsî distributed ponchos and biscuits, and loaned out 30,000 umbrellas. A company spokesman declined to reveal the cost, but said it was "a small...

March 27, 2015 Chalena Moody guilty of incest after bearing two kids with dad.

Scallywag & Vagabond - Detective Lewis also acknowledged that Gates was not Chalena îMoodyâsî custodial parent during her childhood. Subsequent DNA tests determined that Gates and Moody were related and had...

March 27, 2015 Lubbock Power & Light gets positive reviews from bond rating agencies

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal - Standard & Poorâs Rating Services gave LP&L a âAA-â rating, Moodyâs Investor Services assigned an âA1â rating and îFitch Ratingsî assigned the...

March 27, 2015 Charter schools must be held accountable

Delaware Gazette - There can be no true îaccountabilityî without transparency. This is not the same as a school district hiring a lawn service or a maintenance crew, where the argument can be made that those service...

March 27, 2015 Deadly force: Police who kill rarely face criminal charges

Central Pennsylvania - Sean P. Griffin, professor of criminology Allegations of the use of excessive force by police officers have engendered widespread outrage across communities and calls for deeper îaccountabilityî...

March 27, 2015 More tax, less traffic'

The Economist online - VANCOUVER is the best place to live in the Americas, according to a quality-of-life ranking published earlier this month by îMercerî, a îconsultingî firm. The city regularly tops...

March 27, 2015 In sadness, kindness

AsiaOne - îTemasekî îHoldingsî provided about 30,000 umbrellas for those in the queue. They were meant to be returned after use for others but TNP spotted some people leaving with the umbrellas. Singapore...

March 27, 2015 Water on minds of legislators

cerescourier.com - On water, DeMartini - who is a îCeresî area farmer - said the board stopped water from ... To drill future wells, a property owner must show there is a îsustainabilityî of the water...

March 27, 2015 Request for Proposals (RFP) for Small Grants

Procurement Notices Development Programme - The îUnited Nationsî Development Programme South Sudan (UNDP) Support to Access to Justice and Rule of Law Programme hereby invites CSOs/NGOs to submit proposals to...

March 27, 2015 Inmates gone wild at Brooklyn half-way house

Washington Times - SEE ALSO: Paul Ryan: GOP must have Obamacare replacement by late June âThe contractor received a deficiency for îaccountabilityî and was required to provide a corrective action plan,â...

March 27, 2015 Asia shares mixed as investors look for direction

investorintel.com - Ratings agency îStandard and Poorâsî said they âdo not believe that the company will pay any other debt obligations whether onshore or offshoreâ. Rival developer Sunac China is...

March 27, 2015 Jim McHale, Ph.D., of American Standard Brands to Speak at World Toilet Summit

KFVS12 - PISCATAWAY, N.J., Jan. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global sanitation expert Dr. Jim McHale of American Standard Brands will speak at the 14 th annual World Toilet Summit in New Delhi, India, on January 20, 2015. McHale will...

March 27, 2015 TIAA-CREF secures $190M loan to spruce up 685 Third Ave

The Real Deal - Last year, the Foundation for the îGlobal Compactî, a Midtown East-based nonprofit that partners with the îUnited Nationsî, signed a lease for 27,235 square feet at the tower. Last year,...

March 27, 2015 A meeting on African data opens in Addis Ababa

newbusinessethiopia.com - Journalists from different African countries at discussing about data relevance for their job at the îUnited Nationsî Economic Commission for Africa Hall March 27, 2015- Photo Andualem Sisay...

March 27, 2015 Spectrum auction to weigh on telcos' credit profile: Fitch

Economic Times - says îFitch Ratingsî. "However, we believe that the auction will spur consolidation, which should strengthen the telcos' pricing power. In the medium term, we think that the market will support six...

March 27, 2015 Paladin Energy raises additional $50m from CIC

Opalesque Hedge Fund News - Paladin Energy has raised an additional $US50 million by issuing convertible bonds to a unit of sovereign wealth fund îChina Investment Corporationî (CIC). The proceeds will provide the...

March 27, 2015 Exim Bank raises $500 m via five-year green bonds

Financial Express - Exim Bank of India has been rated as âBBB-â by îStandard and Poorâsî and âBaa3â by Moodyâs, same as the rating of the government, said the release. The offering...

March 27, 2015 Mondelez International Names Robin Hargrove As EVP, Research, Development & Quality

The Street - Mondelez International is a proud member of the Standard and Poor's 500, NASDAQ 100 and îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Index. Visit www.mondelezinternational.com or follow us on Twitter at...

March 27, 2015 "Corporate Leaders and Indigenous Peoples' Rights: Building a Community of Practice"

CSR Wire - and the îUNî îGlobal Compactî. This event is open to corporate practitioners only. Corporate consultants must be sponsored by a corporation and represent that corporation to attend. > 1862

March 27, 2015 Myanmar Government observes tax scheme

Sun Star - Abalos said îExtractive Industries Transparency Initiativeî (EITI), an international organization, arranged their visit to the Philippines and Cebu. EITI is a global standard body that promotes open and...

March 27, 2015 Nigeria: Civil Society Raise Alarm Over Nigerian Govt's Handling of U.S.$227 Million Abacha Loot

AllAfrica - Lessons from his group's involvement in monitoring the repatriation of the $505million under the Public Expenditure Management and Financial îAccountabilityî Review, he pointed out, have reinforced fears...

March 27, 2015 Fitch Rates RenRe Subsidiary's Senior Notes 'A-'

Insurance News Net - The following is from îFitch Ratingsî on March 24: îFitch Ratingsî has assigned an 'A-' rating to the $300 million 3.7 percent senior unsecured notes due April 1, 2025 issued by...

March 27, 2015 Many Teach Grants Turn Into Loans; Report Asks Department to Find Out Why

The Chronicle of Higher Education - A third of the more than 112,000 students who have received federal Teach Grants have had their grants changed to loans, according to a new report by the Government îAccountabilityî...

March 27, 2015 Alberta Budget 2015: 5 things you need to know

CBC - The other half will be dedicated to a "contingency account" that will go towards repaying debt and the îAlberta Heritage Savings Trust Fundî. "At today's oil prices, if government took no action, we would burn...

March 27, 2015 ATTOCK REFINERY LIMITED - Transforming for a brighter future

Business Recorder - Benchmarking of British Safety Council (BSC) 5-star environmental rating has been taken up voluntarily. Similarly îUNî îGlobal Compactî Principles have been enacted in our business...

March 27, 2015 Philippines Resumes South China Sea Construction As China Continues Reclamation

International Business Times - Taiwanese, Malaysian and Vietnamese governments have all expressed concern over Chinaâs rapid expansion in the region as the result of the countryâs maritime ânine-dash lineâ...

March 27, 2015 UN Security Council reform effort gets broad backing; China, Pakistan oppose move

Zee News - îUnited Nationsî: The top diplomat heading the efforts for Security Council reforms has unveiled a framework document to pave the way for text-based negotiations amid broad support for his effort to spur...

March 27, 2015 Shares of Saudi real estate firms decline

Arab News - The company said it sold land with basic infrastructure. Mazen Al-Sudairi, head of research at Al-îIstithmarî Capital in Riyadh, said rising prices and limited availability of land had dampened many areas...

March 27, 2015 QNB Selects NCR APTRA Activate Software to Transform Banking Services

TMCnet.com - Qatar National Bank (QNB Group), was established in 1964 as the country's first Qatari-owned commercial bank, has an ownership structure split between the îQatar Investment Authorityî (50%) and the...

March 27, 2015 Terence Corcoran: Alberta tries to keep the Heritage Fund fantasy alive

Financial Post - The answer, as the CBC told it, is yes â Alberta could have been another Norway if only a succession of Conservative leaders had not squandered the opportunity to stuff billions of oil and gas revenues into...

March 27, 2015 Vedanta Resources : Pledges support for Women Equality

4 Traders - and the îUnited Nationsî îGlobal Compactî. The CEO pledge was signed by Vedanta's Chief Executive Officer, Tom Albanese, who commented, "Women are increasingly playing an irreplaceable role...

March 27, 2015 Suzanna Owiyo Meets Africa's Finest Footballer, Yaya Toure. Find Out Why

Ghafla - Suzanna vividly remembers this day when Yaya made his way into the country, not because there is a place in Nairobi with the same name as his, but because he had been appointed the îUnited Nationsî...

March 27, 2015 Some Energy Companies Find the Going Tough

Wall Street Journal - The number of companies with the worst below-investment-grade debt ratings rose to 184 in February, the highest count since November 2010, and remained at that level in March, according to...

March 27, 2015 UN says 2014 'devastating year' for Palestinians

Al JAZEERA - "All parties to the conflict ⦠must fulfil their legal obligations to conduct hostilities in accordance with international law to ensure the protection of all civilians and to ensure...

March 27, 2015 AWS S3 replication across regions means simpler, cheaper DR

searchaws.techtarget.com - "It turns something that is ordinarily complex and operationally troublesome into something completely automatic and transparent," said Jared Reimer, co-founder of Cascadeo Corp., an IT...

March 27, 2015 Smarter Money Investments awarded $50m mandate

Investor Daily - Smarter Money Active Cash is rated by several independent researchers, including îMercerî, Australia Ratings ('A'), and Atchison îConsultantsî ('Highly Recommended'), and listed on...

March 27, 2015 Enbridge Reports on Progress and Challenges in Corporate Social Responsibility Performance

marketwired.com - Enbridge is one of the three Canadian energy companies on the 2015 Global 100 List of Most Sustainable Corporations, and also one of three Canadian energy companies on the 2014 îDow Jones...

March 27, 2015 Senator asks state auditor to speak out about probe

Lewiston Tribune Online - OLYMPIA - The chairman of the Senate îAccountabilityî and Reform Committee Thursday asked state Auditor Troy Kelley to appear before his panel next week to talk about a federal investigation...

March 27, 2015 Fitch: India Spectrum Auction to Weigh on Telcos' Credit Profile

Reuters - The balance will be paid in installments over 10 years from 2017. Contacts: Nitin Soni Director Corporates +65 6796 7235 îFitch Ratingsî Singapore Pte Ltd. #35-05, Suntec Tower 4 6 Temasek Boulevard...

March 27, 2015 UN more than doubles its count of besieged in Syria: 440,000

The Miami Herald - The îUnited Nationsî has more than doubled its estimate of Syrians who are living in besieged areas â and risk death by starvation, dehydration and the lack of medical care â to roughly...

March 27, 2015 Fred's Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2014 Results

Business Wire - Shore noted that the Company announced yesterday an acquisition that, when completed, will bring additional resources to Fred's specialty pharmacy operations, îEIRISî Health Services. EntrustRx, part...

March 27, 2015 Come back home, Nawakwi advises Lungu

The post online - I advise the President to stop globe-trotting and sort out the problems in our country.â îFitch Ratingsî has downgraded the countryâs economy from positive to stable owing to a host of...

March 27, 2015 Fitch revises Akzo Nobel's outlook to stable

Stock Market Wire - StockMarketWire.com - îFitch Ratingsî has revised chemicals group Akzo Nobel's outlook to stable from negative. Its Long-term issuer default rating and senior unsecured ratings have been affirmed...

March 27, 2015 The Climate Is Right to Buy Johnson Controls

The Motley Fool - The stock is also included in many indexes that focus on social responsibility, including the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Index. Taking control (of the future) Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls'...

March 27, 2015 Fresh buying seen in Crude Palm Oil, open interest up 2.45%

Commodity Online - Malaysia palm oil exports rose to 856,747 in Mar 1-25 compared to 827,273 tons for the same period a month ago, reported citing data from îIntertekî, a private surveyor.. Indonesia will impose a...

March 27, 2015 Xylem Inc. names Steven Leung Senior Vice President and President, Emerging Markets

TMCnet.com - Xylem was named to the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Index for the last three years for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide. The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is...

March 27, 2015 New Tinnitus Treatment Study Gives Hope to Millions

PR Newswire - Now, a year-long study by independent research organisation îCERESî, shows that the innovative Acoustic CR ... Acoustic CR® Neuromodulation offers both progressive and...

March 27, 2015 3 Large Technology Stocks Down Over 15%

Seeking Alpha - IBM 5.875% due 11/29/2032. The issue is rated AA- by îStandard and Poor'sî. The recent price was $128.88 for a 3.643% yield. Microsoft 3.500% due 02/12/2035. The issue is rated AAA by îStandard...

March 27, 2015 IPSE announces flexible benefits for the self-employed

The Economic Voice - Registration and all payment collection is handled directly by independent îconsultantsî, îMercerî Marsh Benefits, who will advise those who sign up to the scheme on the best...

March 27, 2015 Columbia's debt a better bet than NYU's, analysis finds

Crain's New York Business - Columbia University is in better financial shape than ever and should see continued improvement in 2015, according to îStandard and Poor'sî. The ratings agency this week assigned a triple-A...

March 27, 2015 Uber Driver Leaves Black Customer Standing at the Curb

LA Weekly - After we contacted Uber about Murdock's story, spokeswoman Taylor Patterson sent us this statement: The Uber app is built to encourage transparency and îaccountabilityî. We encourage feedback on every ride...

March 27, 2015 Americans Continue to View Energy Situation as Less Serious

Source: Gallup

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Fewer than three in 10 Americans (28%) say the energy situation in the U.S. is "very serious," one of the lowest figures in Gallup's history of asking the question. While this figure has varied widely over the...

March 27, 2015 New FEMA Guidelines Force the Climate Change Issue

Source: Insurance Journal

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making some waves with a new requirement that forces states to take into account the possible impact of climate change in their risk assessments before they can receive certain assistance

March 27, 2015 The only way is ethics, according to small companies, as business editor Peter McMillan finds out

Source: Echo (UK)

Small firms aren't pulling their punches as they lay into their bigger counterparts over late payments. Half of the companies (51 per cent) questioned in a survey conducted by the Forum of Private Business (FPB) say they have...

March 27, 2015 Executive Job Hopping Boosts Pay for Ex-Colleagues

Source: CFO

According to a new study published in Journal of Accounting and Economics, companies “dramatically” raise pay for their remaining executives after losing executives in a job-hopping event, the idea being to discourage others from...

March 27, 2015 Eliana Herman: Expanding the definition of sustainability

Source: The Michigan Daily

The surprising thing about words is that they can be completely ineffective. Coming from a person who clearly adores words — at least enough to have her own column — this is a strange declaration. But it’s exactly because I think...

March 27, 2015 How Many Harvard Students Does It Take to Spell "Sustainability"?

Source: The Crimson

Here at Harvard, our most-searched word was “sustainability.” Now while Heather Henriksen, the director of the Harvard Office of Sustainability stated that she regarded this as “just one great example of the level of interest and...

March 27, 2015 Gold price runs into profit-taking and firmer dollar

bulliondesk.com - Equities remained easier with the Euro îStoxxî 50 off 0.4 percent the Dow closed down 0.2 percent, but it had earlier been down 0.7 percent. This morning in Asia markets are mixed with the Nikkei off...

March 27, 2015 Keeping Climate Change to Just Two Degrees isn't Enough to Save Species

Science World Report - There is an official target of keeping global warming to just 2 degrees Celsius. Now, though, a lead author of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) has announced that this...

March 27, 2015 Is California wine safe to drink'

KWCH 12 - Without providing specific data, the plaintiffs said their analysis found inorganic arsenic "far in excess" of what's allowed in drinking îwaterî based on the îEPAî's standard for arsenic in...

March 27, 2015 Testifying about Sustainability and the American Diet

Source: Union of Concerned Scientists

The day before yesterday, together with my UCS colleagues Lindsey Haynes-Maslow and Deborah Bailin, I went to the National Institutes of Health to testify on the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory...

March 27, 2015 EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Only capitalism can save the planet

Source: Reuters

It’s not “sustainable” business when a company takes a long view and targets problems that aren’t going away — it’s smart business.

March 27, 2015 9 Reasons Your Sustainability Communications Fail

Source: Environmental Leader

Sustainability leaders have to talk – a lot. Sometimes they speak at conferences, other times they speak to clients, or they might even write a guest article for a website. Regardless of the audience or platform, if you’re in...

March 27, 2015 Biggest Polluters to Miss Climate Deadline

Source: Bloomberg

Ahead of the March 31 target, only the European Union and Switzerland have unveiled plans, representing about 10 percent of global emissions. The U.S. has promised to hit the deadline. The rest of the world’s major economies,...

March 27, 2015 Indonesia defends deforestation for palm oil on economic grounds

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Clearing forests for palm oil plantations is a “technical” matter that should not get tied up with trade discussions, an Indonesian minister told a land and poverty conference.

March 27, 2015 Massachusetts pension board urged to push for diversity

Associated Press - A committee of the îPension Reserves Investment Management Boardî voted unanimously Thursday to recommend the guidelines. Under the rule, the board would use its shareholder status in a company to...

March 27, 2015 US Isolated as Allies Line up to Join China-Led Bank

Source: ABC News

U.S. resistance to a Chinese-led Asian regional bank has left it isolated among its Asian and European allies and given some heft to China's frequent complaints that Washington wants to contain its rise as a world power.

March 27, 2015 Diet Coke Loses Position as No. 2 Soda in U.S. to Pepsi-Cola

Source: Wall Street Journal

Pepsi-Cola supplanted Diet Coke as the No. 2 soda brand in the U.S. by volume in 2014 as Americans continued to flee diet soft drinks, according to industry data published Thursday.

March 27, 2015 Fed market gurus prep rate hike amid last-minute anxieties

Source: Reuters

The New York Federal Reserve officials tasked with prying interest rates off the floor have been meeting with bankers and traders to plot how best to do it, amid deep uncertainty over how much control they will really have over...

March 27, 2015 The Only Thing Oil Analysts Can Agree On Is Disagreement

Source: Bloomberg

Standard Chartered Plc’s Paul Horsnell forecasts oil will rise to $90 a barrel in the fourth quarter. Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Francisco Blanch predicts $58. Six months ago, they were just $1 apart.

March 27, 2015 Ebola Vaccines to Move Into Final Stage After Trial Success

Source: Bloomberg

Two Ebola vaccines under development by drugmakers will move into final-stage testing, the U.S. National Institutes of Health said, after an analysis of mid-stage trials was deemed successful.

March 27, 2015 Google CFO Porat To Get $70 Million In 2 Years

Source: Huff Post

Google Inc said it would pay its new Chief Financial Officer, Ruth Porat, more than $70 million in the next two years through a combination of restricted stock units and a biennial grant.

March 27, 2015 Reading the Fine Print in the Heinz-Kraft Deal

Source: NY Times

The $70 billion combination of Kraft and Heinz is a big, big deal, but it is perhaps most interesting for how the parties have agreed to run the combined company.

March 27, 2015 LIA appoints new LAP board

Libya Herald - The îLibyan Investment Authorityî (LIA) has appointed a new board of directors for its subsidiary, the Libya Africa Investment Portfolio (LAP). The new appointment by virtue of the LIA´s...

March 27, 2015 Guess What's Destroying the Middle Class?

Source: Bloomberg

Perhaps the biggest question in American political economy right now is why middle-class wages have been falling. There are three main hypotheses. Roughly, these are: Robots, unions and China.

March 27, 2015 California Legislature Debating 2015 Climate Leadership Legislation

jdsupra.com - Also introduced in February 2015, Senate Bill 185 (SB 185) would enact the Public Divestiture of Thermal Coal Companies Act and would require the board of the California Public Employeesâ Retirement System...

March 27, 2015 Weekly Highlights March 26, 2015

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute

Eco-Business - Embedding sustainability is top priority for 2015: Just over 45% of our respondents stated that embedding sustainability throughout the organization is a top priority for 2015. The second highest priority is...[more]

March 26, 2015 GRI G4 MATERIALITY WEBINAR - March 26th

Source: G&A Institute and Convetit

The Missing Piece - True Stakeholder Engagement -- Thursday, March 26, 12:00 pm Noon – 1:00 pm EST (Presented by G&A EVP and Co-Founder Louis Coppola and Convetit COO and Co-Founder Tiffany Franke) Is your company properly...[more]

March 26, 2015 Max Scherzer Joins Teleconference with High School Volunteers

DESCRIPTION:Max Scherzer told high school volunteers joining the monthly Action Team teleconference that his spirited play and dedication to the game are two traits he models after his former Detroit Tiger teammate, Torii Hunter....

March 26, 2015 Strategic Partnership Aims to Lower the Carbon Footprint of Conferences and Events Across the Country

The TerraPass Event Carbon Calculator Expands MeetGreen?s Online Tools For Carbon Emission Reduction DESCRIPTION:HOUSTON, Texas,?March 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ -??TerraPass, innovator in environmental impact reduction for both...

March 26, 2015 The Robots for Good Project: Aiming to Improve Lives of Hospitalised Children

by Sangeeta Haindl DESCRIPTION:The Inmoov Explorer is a full size 3D printed robot that will allow children?to explore the world from their hospital room here in the U.K. and is known as the Robots For Good project. It combines...

March 26, 2015 Health Systems Compete with Medical Insurers for Clients and Revenue - The Minute

DESCRIPTION:Traditional business models in the health care industry continue to be disrupted by the Affordable Care Act. In a potentially major shift in practice, health systems and medical groups are now competing against...

March 26, 2015 Ecolab's Christophe Beck at 2014 World Water Summit

DESCRIPTION:On November 6, 2014, Ecolab joined an esteemed group of world leaders at The Economist?s 2014 World Water Summit in London. At the event, Christophe Beck, executive vice president and president for international...

March 26, 2015 Philadelphia-Area Advertisers Collaborate to Feed Children in Need

Innovative Partnership Will Provide Weekend Meals to 150 Children at Camden, N.J. Elementary School for Three Years DESCRIPTION:CAMDEN, N.J.,?March 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ ? Local Philadelphia area advertisers, including the New...

March 26, 2015 Paving the Way for Prevention and Early Treatment of Children with Behavioral and Mental Health Problems

DESCRIPTION:A place known for second chances will soon be recognized for early intervention practices, giving children with behavioral and mental health problems the best first chance to a successful life. Medical research is...

March 26, 2015 Lilly: Forging Alliances is Crucial to Fighting Tuberculosis

DESCRIPTION:Today?s guest Blogger is Dr. Lasha Goguadze, Senior Health Officer, Global Tuberculosis Programme, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. He is based in Geneva. On World TB Day, the...

March 26, 2015 Largest Ever Earth Hour Celebration to Send Collective Call for Climate Action

DESCRIPTION:WASHINGTON, DC,?March 26, 2015 /3BL Media/?? On Saturday, March 28 at 8:30 p.m. local time, individuals, businesses, cities and landmarks around the world will switch off their lights for one hour to focus attention...

March 26, 2015 Our 2014 Report Card: Progress Toward Goals

By: Jenny Robertson DESCRIPTION:We?re in the thick of sustainability reporting season. For those of you unfamiliar, just picture your actual and/or virtual desktop buried in long drafts, spreadsheets, sticky notes and memos. For...

March 26, 2015 Taking a Look Back at the 2014 Sanofi Season of Solidarity

DESCRIPTION:March 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Sanofi Season of Solidarity (SSOS) 2014 ? Volunteering to Support a Healthier Community ? was a tremendous success thanks to the passion and participation of nearly 2,000 Sanofi...

March 26, 2015 Laura Asiala of PYXERA Global Speaks at the Points of Light Corporate Service Council Meeting

Going Global: A Practitioner?s Guide to Scaling Your Global Footprint DESCRIPTION:WASHINGTON, DC, March 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ ? Laura Asiala, Vice President of Client Relations and Public Affairs of PYXERA Global, will speak about...

March 26, 2015 JetBlue Named Top 25 Place to Work in Forbes 'America's Best Employers 2015' List

DESCRIPTION:NEW YORK, NY, March 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ - JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU)?announced it has been named by Forbes? as one of the top 25 places to work in the magazine's "America's Best Employers 2015" list. The ranking...

March 26, 2015 Astellas USA Foundation Announces Grants to Support STEM Education Initiatives

DESCRIPTION:Northbrook, Ill., March 26, 2015 /3BL Media/?? The Astellas USA Foundation today reaffirmed its commitment to inspiring the next generation of scientists by awarding grants to the Museum of Science and Industry,...

March 26, 2015 Alaffia: Beyond Fair Trade

Olympia, Wash.-based Alaffia has built a thriving business by relying upon ? and empowering ? its Togolese workforce. DESCRIPTION:In the West African nation of Togo, a young girl rides her new bike to school. In Washington state,...

March 26, 2015 Introducing the Redesigned BSR Website

DESCRIPTION:By Melanie Janin, Managing Director, Communications, BSR Over the last few months at BSR, we?ve been hard at work building our new website, and we?re thrilled to share it publicly today. Working with an expert team...

March 26, 2015 Feds outline new rules on payday loans

Myrtle Beach Online - The long-awaited rules drafted by the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî would cover payday loans, vehicle title loans and high-cost installment loans. Lenders would be required to make sure...

March 26, 2015 Payday lenders to face new regulations

KFVS12 - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî will unveil a set of proposed rules on Thursday. President Barack Obama is also expected to use an afternoon speech in Birmingham, Alabama, to address the plans to...

March 26, 2015 U.S. consumer watchdog unveils plans to regulate payday loans

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - The framework unveiled by the U.S. îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî was a key step toward new rules for various types of loans that regulators say trap borrowers in debt. Payday loans...

March 26, 2015 Can New Payday Loan Rules Keep Borrowers From Falling Into Debt Traps'

The Consumerist - After nearly three years studying the issue, the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî is now announcing its first attempt to protect consumers from predatory lenders. The CFPB is set to propose new...

March 26, 2015 Boko Haram conflict sees spike in civilian deaths: Rights group

Zee News - The Nigeria Security Tracker, run by the US think tank the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî, attributes 2,268 deaths to Boko Haram and "state actors". There is variation, too, in the overall numbers of people...

March 26, 2015 U.S. Stocks Drop Sharply

Wall Street Journal - âThereâs a tremendous amount of liquidity in the market,â said Michael Arone, îState Street Global Advisorsîâ chief investment strategist. âEven in the U.S., the Fed...

March 26, 2015 Sanford Health Plan finds 'perfect building' in Fargo

prairiebizmag.com - FARGO â The Sanford Health Plan has secured office space here for staff to handle added volume, including members covered by the îNorth Dakota Public Employees Retirement Systemî. Sanford...

March 26, 2015 Jean-Hervé Lorenzi

Bloomberg - Mr. Jean-Hervé Lorenzi has been a Member of Executive Board at at îLaî îCompagnieî Financière Edmond îdeî îRothschildî Banque since March 18,...

March 26, 2015 GDF SUEZ : signs a cooperation agreement with the Tunisian Company of Electricity and Gas

4 Traders - Release date- 05022015 - GDF SUEZ has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Societe Tunisienne îdeî l'Electricite et du Gaz to develop ... 03/16 GDF SUEZ: 2014 results for îLaî...

March 26, 2015 London Stock Exchange drags European shares lower

Reuters - The îSTOXXî Europe 600 Technology Index fell 2.4 percent, the top sectoral decliner in Europe. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 0.9 percent at 1,572.27 points by 0817 GMT, after falling more...

March 26, 2015 The Morning Ledger: Cost-Cutting Plan Key to Kraft Deal

The Wall Street Journal - CFPB proposes new payday-lending rules. The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî moved toward reining in payday and other short-term lenders, outlining changes that could alter how...

March 26, 2015 MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks: Futures Skid

NASDAQ - The îStoxxî Europe 600 index stumbled 1.3% ion Thursday trade. The Nikkei 225 index posted the biggest losses in two months, with a 1.4% decline. Read: Stocks are overpriced, overleveraged, headed for trouble...

March 26, 2015 Payday Lenders Face New Rules Amid Allegations of Consumer Abuse

Bloomberg - The U.S. îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî will propose Thursday that payday lenders verify a borrowerâs income, outstanding debts and history of repaying loans before extending them additional...

March 26, 2015 Fitzwilliam Museum says 2 bronzes may be Michelangelo

Denver Post - The sculptures were previously attributed to Michelangelo when they appeared in Adolphe îdeî îRothschildî's collection in the 19th century. But they were unsigned and this attribution was...

March 26, 2015 Ten Worst Corporations of 2001

Counter Punch - In a year marked not only by the now-standard forms of corporate marauding but also by brazen wartime profiteering, it was no easy chore to identify îMultinational Monitorîâs 10 corporations of...

March 26, 2015 Communications Coordinator II, Forest Legality Team

Ecosystem Marketplace - The îWorld Resources Instituteî's Forests Program is seeking a full-time Communications Coordinator to support the Forest Legality team's mission by writing and developing outreach materials,...

March 26, 2015 Deloitte and United Way Brought Students Together to Make a Difference in Miami Through Alternative Spring Break

Program addressed youth unemployment by connecting young adults with business professionals while serving the local community DESCRIPTION:MIAMI,?March 26, 2015?/3BL Media/ --?As millennials across?the United States?face an...

March 26, 2015 European stocks driving sharply lower as global shares sell off

Market Watch - The îStoxxî Europe 600 SXXP, -1.48% dropped 1.3% to 392.85, on track for its biggest loss since mid-January, according to FactSet data. But overall, âEuropean markets are trading lower on the back...

March 26, 2015 Oil Rallies, Gulf Stocks Fall as Yemen Crisis Escalates

Wall Street Journal - âIf the situation in Yemen escalates, we could be in for a bigger fall in the Gulf markets.â In Europe, the îStoxxî Europe 600 dropped 1% in early trade, with only energy stocks the...

March 26, 2015 Why Silicon Valley has a big crush on Wall Street

New Zealand Herald - During the financial crisis that began in 2008, Porat advised the Treasury Department on the bailout of the foundering government-sponsored lenders îFannie Maeî and îFreddie Macî. She...

March 26, 2015 Payday lending focus of hearing Thursday in Virginia

WDBJ 7 - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî is conducting a field hearing in Richmond on payday lending. The hearing Thursday will feature remarks from the bureau's director, Richard Cordray, and Virginia...

March 26, 2015 The Morning Risk Report: Fishing For an Answer to Slave Labor

The Wall Street Journal - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî on Thursday is releasing a blueprint that could affect millions of Americans in need of cash who sign up each year for payday loans, car-title loans...

March 26, 2015 FTSE LIVE: Footsie plunges with global markets on Yemen military flare-up, and fear Greece could soon go bankrupt

This is Money - îSchrodersî and Prudential were registering losses as well as their shares traded ex-dividend today, along with real estate group British Land. Among the banks, Lloyds Banking Group shares shed 1.1p to...

March 26, 2015 French Market Declines Amid Yemen Unrest

Realtime Business News - The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks was declining 1.57 percent, while the îStoxxî Europe 50 index, which includes some major U.K. companies, was losing 1.14...

March 26, 2015 U.S. stocks: Futures down sharply as Middle East tension adds to risk-averse mood

news.morningstar.com - Picking up the selling baton, the îStoxxî Europe 600 index stumbled 1.3%. The Nikkei 225 index posted the biggest losses in two months, with a 1.4% decline. Read: Stocks are overpriced,...

March 26, 2015 European Shares Fall, Euro Rises on U.S. Data, Yemen Crisis--Update

NASDAQ - Markets have reacted in a [generally nervous] manner to news of fighting in Yemen," said UBS economist Paul Donovan. The îStoxxî Europe 600 dropped 1.5% by midmorning, with energy stocks the only sector to...

March 26, 2015 Here's what scientists think about the WHO saying Monsanto's weed-killer 'probably causes cancer'

Yahoo Finance - The IARC cited a few studies showing carcinogenic effects of glyphosate in mice, via a 2004 WHO and îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî joint report on pesticides. But that report...

March 26, 2015 Fitch Assigns Final Ratings to Motel 6 Trust 2015-MTL6 Commercial Mortgage P-T Certificates

Business Wire - The sponsor is Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII L.P., an affiliate of îthe Blackstone Groupî, L.P. The loan was cooriginated by JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association (60%) and German American...

March 26, 2015 Shale is a dead duck claims US boffin

Energy Live News - [in renewables].â Her views were echoed by Charlie Blanchard of Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî: âWe donât think that Pennsylvania gas makes it to Miami, much less Tokyo....

March 26, 2015 Grand Central: U.S. Growth Revisions Pose Challenge for the Fed

The Wall Street Journal - Fed Not Behind GSE Holders Getting Dividends. The Fed has thrown cold water on investor hopes that îFannie Maeî or îFreddie Macî might start paying dividends to holders of their...

March 26, 2015 Could Yemen conflict get worse' Experts warn of rising sectarianism.

The Christian Science Monitor - âYemen is undeniably at a crossroads: a failure of negotiations towards a power-sharing deal risks ushering in full-on civil war,â writes Adam Baron, a visiting fellow at the European...

March 26, 2015 'Pakistan needs short-range "tactical" nuclear weapons to deter India'

The Express Tribune - Neither side discloses the size of its arsenal. But a recent report by the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî think tank estimated that Pakistan has enough fissile material to produce between 110 and...

March 26, 2015 Inside Money: Why long-term investment rules never die

New Zealand Herald - Based on input from over 20 global investment groups, including the îNew Zealand Superannuation Fundî (NZS), the FCLT study hones in on five key areas: investment beliefs; risk appetite;...

March 26, 2015 New Payday-Lending Rules Aimed at Ending Debt Traps

wallstreetotc.com - The îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî will release a new set of rules on Thursday that is believed to affect millions of low-income borrowers who seek to get a payday or a high-cost personal...

March 26, 2015 FirstFunding, Flagstar, LAER Realty Partners, Morf Media, Inc. and Plaza Home Mortgage Deliver TILA-RESPA Compliance Training in Boston

IT Business Net - Know Whats Changing, Use Best Practices and Grow Your Profitability: With the introduction of the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî (CFPB), tighter qualified mortgage (QM) standards and new...

March 26, 2015 Will a Bill to Regulate Texas Payday Lenders Finally Pass'

blogs.houstonpress.com - It's stuff like that, that made the head of the îConsumer Financial Protection Bureauî said the current safeguards under the ACT "are akin to sending a soldier into battle with a flak jacket...

March 26, 2015 HUD Senior Adviser Golding to Head Federal Housing Administration

Wall Street Journal - Mr. Golding, who also had spent a long career at housing-finance company îFreddie Macî, in the next few months would take the reins from Biniam Gebre, who had served as acting FHA commissioner...

March 26, 2015 Hedge Fund Boss Steps Up Fight for Big Vivendi Payout to Shareholders -- 2nd Update

english.capital.gr - Several other Vivendi shareholders, including Société Générale unit Lyxor Asset Management, îAmundiî Asset Management and Natixis Asset...

March 26, 2015 The tropics are getting wetter: the reason could be clumpy storms

THE CONVERSATION - In its Fifth Assessment Report the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) states that it is virtually certain that rainfall will increase as temperatures increase and that short periods...

March 26, 2015 Last of Beijing's thermal power plant to be closed in 2015

malaysiasun.com - Though slow, the change in China's energy policy is makings its impact felt with carbon emissions declining by 2% in 2013, the first decline since 2001, according to a Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî...

March 26, 2015 FTSE falls as US, Greece, Yemen trinity spooks markets

Interactive Investor - Otherwise financials dominated top-50 heavyweight fallers. îSchrodersî (SDRC) fell 3.15% to 2494p, Hargreaves Lansdwon (HL.) fell 2.65% to 1175p, and Prudential (PRU) lost 2.53% to 1698p. Also...

March 26, 2015 Oil surges on Yemen air strikes, stocks tumble

Financial Express - In Germany, a major industrial economy heavily dependent on oil imports, the DAX index fell 1.8 percent. However, the îSTOXXî Europe 600 oil and gas index was up 0.8 percent. Middle East stocks...

March 26, 2015 Beijing to Shut All Major Coal Power Plants to Cut Pollution

Bloomberg - Coal accounts for about 30 percent of the U.S.âs electricity mix, while gas comprises 42 percent, according to Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî data. Coal use is declining or slowing in China as policy...

March 26, 2015 UK green economy hit £122bn in 2013

Business Green - Around £37bn has been invested in renewable energy generation since 2010, when the current government came to power, according to Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî. This averages out to...

March 26, 2015 Beijing closing coal power plants to cut pollution

Salt Lake Tribune - Coal accounts for about 30 percent of the U.S.'s electricity mix, while gas comprises 42 percent, according to Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî data. Coal use is declining or slowing in China as...

March 26, 2015 Netanyahus to be probed for home spending after election

Jewish Telegraphic Agency - (JTA) â Israelâs attorney general recommended opening a preliminary probe after the elections into allegations of overspending at the homes of Prime Minister îBenjaminî...

March 26, 2015 German Market Notably Lower Despite Impressive Data

Realtime Business News - The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks was declining 1.57 percent, while the îStoxxî Europe 50 index, which includes some major U.K. companies, was losing 1.14...

March 26, 2015 Beijing To Close Last Of Its Major Coal-Fired Power Plants To Curb Air Pollution

International Business Times - The push for cleaner energy already seems to be bearing fruit. Total carbon emissions in China fell by 2 percent last year compared with 2013, according to a Bloomberg îNew Energy...

March 26, 2015 New UNIDO project for Egypt to support solar energy use in industrial sector

Modern Ghana - Today's official launch of the new project, funded by the îGlobal Environment Facilityî (GEF), was attended by the Director General of UNIDO, LI Yong, and the Minister of Industry, Trade and Small and...

March 26, 2015 SAP Reports on Environmental Performance

DESCRIPTION:Through the use of?renewable electricity certificates and carbon offsets, German software company SAP has created a completely carbon neutral?cloud. The company?s sustainable?cloud strategy is complemented by the use...


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