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July 19, 2019 A booming manufacturing report just poked another hole in the Fed’s case for a rate cutSource: CNBC
The Philadelphia Fed saw its primary gauge measuring the sector jump from 0.3 in June to 21.8, far better than Wall Street estimates of 5 and the highest in a year. The index measures the difference between companies saying they...
If this degree of over-production continues, the only viable solution would be for consumers to stop shopping with those brands en masse, and that hardly seems realistic.
The House of Representative’s decision to pass a bill raising the federal minimum wage to $15 received almost immediate criticism from major business organizations.
Source: The Atlantic
On a hot July evening last year, a rancher tried to use a hammer and stake to plug a wasp’s nest. The hammer slipped, a spark flew, and a patch of dry grass ignited, according to the Los Angeles Times. Within minutes, the brush...
Temperatures are predicted to continue rising throughout the week, with the Midwest experiencing its hottest temperatures on Friday, and the East seeing the worst of it on Saturday or Sunday. According to the Washington Post, the...
July 18, 2019 What's your sustainability moonshot?Source: GreenBiz
I’ve long said that my favorite questions in sustainability all begin with the words "What would it take."
Source: The Hill
The reality is that media outlets are failing to cover, highlight and contextualize news about environmental crises, like climate change, in ways that support and build the capacity of readers to understand the issue and its...
July 18, 2019 The market is nearing a milestone that could be more important than Dow 27,000, S&P 500 3000Source: CNBC
If the S&P 500 climbs another 4%, it will have doubled the peak reached in the previous bull market. Only three prior bull cycles have logged such a 100% gain from the prior bull peak: The great bull markets of the 1950s. the...
The European Union’s antitrust chief is planning to open a formal investigation into Amazon in coming days, Bloomberg reported Tuesday, citing sources familiar with the case.
Most of us follow a simple, two-step process when it comes to dealing with pressing climate issues: one, bury our head in the sand, and, two, get up, dust ourselves off and frantically buy reusable beeswax wrap until our bank...
July 17, 2019 Rate cut with stock market at all-time highs? It’s been done before — but here’s what’s differentSource: MarketWatch
Investors are puzzling over the apparent paradox presented by the combination of stocks trading at or near all-time highs and a Federal Reserve that appears ready to deliver an imminent rate cut.
Scooter companies are working to extend life span through a variety of methods, including designing and producing new models (mostly with the Chinese company Ninebot) to better withstand shared usage, varied weather conditions,...
As record heats spread across the U.S. (and the globe), air conditioning systems and the power systems they depend upon are getting a workout. These HVAC systems – heating, cooling and ventilation – are used 24/7 “account for...
Source: Coin Telegraph
United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin shares President Donald Trump’s concerns on the use of cryptocurrency to finance illicit activity, and stresses the role of enforcing FinCEN regulations with respect to...
Even if you are unlucky enough to carry genes that predispose you to Alzheimer's disease, a healthy lifestyle can minimize that risk, new research shows.
Source: USA Today
As the globe warms in the years ahead, days with extreme heat are forecast to skyrocket across hundreds of U.S. cities, a new study suggests, perhaps even breaking the "heat index."
July 15, 2019 U.S. proposes barring big tech companies from offering financial services, digital currenciesSource: Reuters
A proposal to prevent big technology companies from functioning as financial institutions or issuing digital currencies has been circulated for discussion by the Democratic majority that leads the House Financial Services...
Source: Knowledge Wharton
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in securities with sustainability goals are growing in popularity. According to predictions from BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management firm, sustainable ETF fund assets are...
July 15, 2019 Why The Economic Game Still Outplays The EnvironmentSource: Clean Technica
“The international community has set a course in Paris. Now remains the most difficult task: to draw the road to achieve this goal and define the vehicles to reach them in the shortest time.”
Source: USA Today
Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick-fil-A, made the decision when he started the fast-food company in 1946 that it would not be open on Sundays. He believed that the first day of the week should be for employees to have "one day...
These handy resources can fit in your pocket and serve as a reminder to continue your journey towards a more sustainable, greener life— whether you’re an experienced advocate for sustainability or just starting out.
Source: Coin Telegraph
The Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve has said that a globally adopted cryptocurrency system could conceivably remove the need for reserve currencies.
July 12, 2019 Volkswagen to invest in Ford self-driving car unitSource: MarketWatch
Volkswagen AG has agreed to invest around $2.6 billion in Ford Motor Co.'s autonomous-vehicle partner, Argo AI, in a deal that values the startup at $7 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.
July 12, 2019 Barry is a triple threat of storm surge, high rivers and flooding as it gets closer to the Louisiana coastSource: CNN
Louisiana has withstood devastating hurricanes before, but authorities are urging residents not to underestimate the danger and destruction Tropical Storm Barry threatens as it gets closer to the coast Friday.
France’s Senate approved a tax on the revenues of tech giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook on Thursday, defying a warning from the President Donald Trump administration that it “unfairly targets American companies.”
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