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September 19, 2019 U.S. manufacturing production rebounds, outlook remains weak

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON - U.S. manufacturing output increased solidly in August, boosted by a surge in the production of machinery and other goods, but the outlook for factories remains weak amid rising headwinds from trade tensions and...

September 18, 2019 Fed expected to cut funds rate to 1.75 percent to 2 percent

Source: Fox News

Belpointe chief market strategist David Nelson, Wells Fargo securities rate strategy associate Zachary Griffiths and Sarge986 president Stephen Guilfoyle provide their insight on Fed interest rate cuts.

September 18, 2019 Clean labels and the sustainability agenda: Does the drive for natural food hurt nature?

Source: Food Navigator

Consumer interest in clean label or natural ingredients continues to rise. However, given our finite natural resources, is this inhibiting the development of products that could be better for the environment?

September 18, 2019 Harvard joins Climate Action 100+

Source: Harvard Gazette

Harvard University announced today that its endowment has joined Climate Action 100+, an investor-led initiative to ensure that the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters take steps to address climate change.

September 18, 2019 Fact Check: Socially Responsible Investing Is Noble, But Is It Profitable?


Of the $46.6 trillion dollars professionally managed in the U.S. right now, the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment estimates that about $12 trillion of that—or 26%—incorporates Environmental, Social and Governance...

September 17, 2019 Here's how the attacks on Saudi oil supply could impact the trade war - video

Source: CNBC

CNBC's Brian Sullivan and Kevin Book, managing director at Clearview Energy Partners, join "Squawk Box" to discuss the sectors of the economy that could be impacted by the drone strikes on oil fields in Saudi Arabia.

September 17, 2019 The job market is so good, new hires aren't showing up for their first day of work

Source: CNN

The labor market is going strong, and job candidates have plenty of opportunities to choose from. So much so that some are bailing on their new employers before they even start.

September 17, 2019 Adweek Is Spotlighting How Sustainability and Climate Change Intersect With Marketing

Source: AdWeek

Leaders from around the globe will convene in New York next week with U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres to discuss taking action against climate change. In the lead-up to that summit, Adweek will publish a series of stories...

September 17, 2019 Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, files for bankruptcy

Source: VOX

Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy on Sunday — the first expected step of a tentative agreement that the company reached last week to settle thousands of lawsuits related to its alleged involvement in the...

September 16, 2019 China's economy is getting worse. That makes a trade deal more likely

Source: CNN

Hong Kong - China's economic slowdown keeps getting worse. That could give the country incentive to repair its trading relationship with the United States and take more steps to stimulate its economy.

September 16, 2019 Drone strikes knock out half of Saudi oil capacity, 5 million barrels a day

Source: CNN

Drone strikes on crucial Saudi Arabian oil facilities have disrupted about half of the kingdom's oil capacity, or 5% of the daily global oil supply, people with knowledge of Saudi's oil operations told CNN Business.

September 16, 2019 46,000 UAW workers go on strike against GM, America's biggest automaker

Source: CNN

The United Auto Workers union went out on strike against General Motors Sunday night, the first work stoppage in the US auto industry in 12 years

September 14, 2019 US consumer sentiment jumps as confidence around the economy rises

Source: CNBC

Sentiment in the U.S. rose more than expected this month as consumers felt more confident about current and future economic conditions, according to preliminary data released Friday by the University of Michigan.

September 14, 2019 To Be A Smart Investor, Be An ESG Investor

Source: Forbes

Climate change is real and is having a sizable, immediate impact on how investments are evaluated. ESG — environmental, social and governance criteria used by investors to evaluate a company’s operations — is what brings...

September 13, 2019 Trump delays tariff hikes by two weeks in ‘good will’ gesture to China

Source: CNBC

President Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted that he will delay increasing tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods from Oct. 1 to Oct. 15 as a “gesture of good will” to China.

September 13, 2019 If You’re Wondering How Hard a ‘Hard Brexit’ Could Be: QuickTake

Source: Washington Post

The U.K.-EU trade relationship would immediately revert to commercial rules negotiated in 1995 by members of the World Trade Organization, meaning new tariffs on U.K. exports to the EU, traffic-snarling customs controls at ferry...

September 12, 2019 The bull market just won't die

Source: CNN

Despite all those concerns and negative headlines, stocks are still holding up relatively well. The market took a tumble in August, but stocks have come roaring back in September.

September 12, 2019 Sustainable Design: The Key To Unlocking A Sustainable Future

Source: Forbes

Given our growing understanding that climate change is a real threat to human civilization in the near future, and in the face of activism from organizations such as Fridays for Future, many people, including me, see the...

September 12, 2019 Trump demands Fed to cut interest rates to zero 'or less'

Source: Yahoo Finance

President Donald Trump on Wednesday called for the Federal Reserve to engineer interest rates to zero “or less,” in a new appeal for negative yields that he believes would help the U.S. curb its borrowing costs and stimulate...

September 11, 2019 U.S. Census Bureau Reports Poverty Rate Down, But Millions Still Poor

Source: NPR

The U.S. poverty rate declined slightly last year, but finally fell below the 2007 level, right before the Great Recession pushed millions of Americans out of work and into financial distress.

September 11, 2019 As the clock ticks on Brexit, Europe is still in the dark about what Britain wants

Source: CNN

Brussels - With the UK Parliament now suspended until mid-October and Prime Minister Boris Johnson's hope of an early general election shattered, the focus of where Brexit is heading turns to Brussels and attempting to read the...

September 10, 2019 Business schools shift to a more sustainable future

Source: FT

Business education is starting to diversify beyond teaching traditional skills and profit maximisation. There is, instead, greater focus on social purpose, including sustainability and improved ethics and governance practices

September 10, 2019 AT&T hires Goldman Sachs to defend against activist hedge fund

Source: NY POST

AT&T has hired Goldman Sachs to defend itself against activist investor Paul Singer, whose hedge fund is calling on the company to sell assets, including its DirectTV satellite service, The Post has learned.

September 10, 2019 FDA says Juul ‘ignored the law’ and warns it may take action

Source: Tech Crunch

The Food and Drug Administration has put vaping giant Juul on notice with a pair of letters calling out the company for misleading statements about its products and ongoing targeting of teens. It is demanding written answers to a...

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