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January 14, 2019 Wall Street experts are ignoring major warning signs being flashed by the market — and their negligence could speed up the next stock crash

Source: Business Insider

The upcoming earnings season will be one of the most important and closely watched in years. Stock investors will be scouring results for any sign of an impending profit growth slowdown — or perhaps one that's already...

January 11, 2019 This was the great political power struggle of our times – and ministers lost (UK)

Source: The Guardian

The confrontation between MPs and ministers that consumed Westminster today... was caused by the convergence of the immensity of Brexit

January 11, 2019 What to Expect from the US-China Trade War

Source: MarketRealist

“I think there’s a very good chance that we will get a reasonable settlement that China can live with, that we can live with and that addresses all of the key issues. And to me those are immediate trade. That’s probably the...

January 10, 2019 Fed ‘can afford to be patient’ about future rate hikes, FOMC minutes show

Source: CNBC

Federal Reserve officials acknowledged that the policy path ahead is “less clear” after approving an interest rate hike at their most recent meeting.

January 9, 2019 The sustainability movement has disappeared. Where did it go?

Source: GreenBiz

The sustainability movement, which I have championed for most of my adult life, seems to have disappeared.

January 7, 2019 Policies Or Technology? The Key To A Sustainable Energy Future

Source: Forbes

Should policy or technology take the lead? It is not a reasonable question when it comes to deciding where the keys to a sustainable energy future lay – we need both.

January 7, 2019 How we can combat climate change ?

Source: Washington Post

Last year’s report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change sounded the alarm: The world has until 2030 to implement “rapid and far-reaching” changes to our energy, infrastructure and industrial systems to avoid 2...

January 7, 2019 Editorial: America can save itself, but we have to get out of the red vs. blue rut

Source: Dallas News

The American electorate's confidence in governing elites and established institutions has been coming unglued.

January 4, 2019 GE: Corporate Governance Lapses Exposed, Uninvestable

Source: Seeking Alpha

A well researched WSJ article with almost 11,000 words detailed how General Electric fell from grace.

January 4, 2019 Apple Plunged 10% in Hours and the Firm Still Doesn’t Know the Root Issue

Source: CCN

Apple is in deep trouble. With a ten percent drop in its stock price on the day and low sales forecast in China, the technology behemoth is facing a tough quarter ahead.

January 3, 2019 5 resolutions you should make for the planet in 2019

Source: The Hill

The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill Earlier this year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued an urgent wake-up call: We need ambitious ...

January 2, 2019 Opinion: Fracking hub could harm our water


This November, while most of us were focused on election results, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a report to Congress on "the feasibility of establishing an ethane storage and distribution hub in the United...

December 21, 2018 Invest With Your Conscience: 5 Great Socially Responsible Mutual Funds

Source: Earth911

Many of us are aware that how we spend our money impacts the world. In fact, consumer choices have even been called voting with our dollars. Just as spending money shapes the world around us, so does how we invest money.

December 21, 2018 Stock futures indicate further declines on government shutdown fears

Source: Fox Business

Equity futures declined overnight even as the U.S. House passed a spending package that includes funding for President Trump’s campaign-promised border wall.

December 20, 2018 Corporate governance needs moral compass

Source: Live Mint

Regulatory interventions have often been the antidote of choice after large scams. Yet both corporate governance scandals and regulatory interventions have been making headlines with alarming frequency. This begs the question: do...

December 20, 2018 Fed chairman Jay Powell speaks on interest rate hike - video

Source: CBS

The Fed has raised interest rates four times this year, meaning it believes the economy is still growing rapidly despite stock market turmoil. However, the central bank plans to raise rates more slowly in 2019.

December 18, 2018 How Socially Responsible Investing Lost Its Soul

Source: Bloomberg L.P.

Take the $1.2 billion iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social ETF. It promises “exposure to socially ... Oppenheimer says the companies garner above-average ESG scores, based on third-party research that specializes in sustainability...

December 18, 2018 Plans to break the current Brexit impasse could land Theresa May in even deeper trouble

Source: CNBC

Despite efforts by the Labour party and other political opponents of the government in the House of Commons, it now looks very unlikely that Theresa May — after last week's postponement — will put her Brexit proposal to a...

December 18, 2018 State Of The Economy 17: Are We Headed For A Global Recession?

Source: Seeking Alpha

This week's commentary explains why you should ignore stock prices and focus on three far more important things instead.

December 18, 2018 Xi Jinping promises miracles, but fails to deliver specifics

Source: CNN

Xi pledged to continue liberalizing the economy and boosting private companies, while also strengthening state-owned enterprises. There will be "no turning back" to the policies of the past, he said.

December 18, 2018 Clip: Bernanke, Geithner, and Paulson on the Financial Crisis - Video

Source: Council on Foreign Relations

This is the keynote session of the Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics: The Legacy of the Global Financial Crisis. In this event, panelists examine the lessons learned and the continuing legacy of the global...

December 17, 2018 What's in store for Sears?

Source: CBS News

At its peak, Sears, Roebuck was the biggest retailer in the world. Its headquarters was the tallest building in the world. It was the biggest employer in America, and was even the biggest publisher, thanks to its famous catalog.

December 17, 2018 Can GE Survive Its Cooked Books?

Source: Forbes -Peter Cohan Contributor

Jack Welch gives himself an F for picking his successor, Jeff Immelt. And GE's accountants were not doing their jobs when Immelt was CEO.

December 17, 2018 Here's why a universal basic income won't solve the racial wealth gap

Source: Alternet

Guaranteed basic income is simply more widely available welfare. It would only help people have more access to consumption without altering anything about how production is organized. It would not alter wealth distribution and...

December 14, 2018 Resolutions for Myself and for the Coffee Sustainability Sector

Source: Daily Coffee News

Coffee sustainability has made great strides in aligning our work and in speaking in one voice about the importance of the challenges we face and the strategies that we want to pursue.

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