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Corporate Governance, News and Updates on Corporate Governance

Before the late-2001 financial implosion at Enron " Fortune's 7th largest of the famed 500 " resulted literally in the disappearance of that Houston-based corporation, and before the largest corporate bankruptcy filing in history " WorldCom in 2002 " few people in the United States regularly used the term "corporate governance."

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News & Updates

August 21, 2019 Bank watchdogs approve rule to loosen ban on risky Wall Street trades

Source: The Hill

Two federal bank regulators voted Tuesday to approve a significant rollback of a controversial ban on risky trades passed in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.

August 21, 2019 Walmart Sues Tesla, Alleging Faulty Solar Panels Started Multiple Fires on Store Rooftops

Source: Gizmodo

In a new blow to floundering Tesla subsidiary SolarCity, Walmart is taking the renewable energy company to court, alleging hardware it installed on the roofs of some stores led to fires at least seven of the retail giant’s...

August 20, 2019 Dow jumps 250 points on hopeful signals about trade

Source: CNN Business

New York - The Dow soared Monday and US stocks scored their third straight rally as investors grew increasingly optimistic about a potential resolution to the the trade war and a limit to its economic fallout.

Research & Insights

August 7, 2019 The Best Performing ESG Funds - and the Worst

Source: Morning Star

while the past 12 months have seen some extreme bouts of volatility - most notably the last quarter of 2018 – many ESG funds have performed well.

July 9, 2019 HHS Inspector General Finds Serious Flaws In 20% Of U.S. Hospice Programs

Source: NPR

The Office of the Inspector General in the Department of Health and Human Services found that from 2012 through 2016, health inspectors cited 87% of hospices for deficiencies. And 20% percent of hospices had lapses serious enough...

June 14, 2019 New Federal Reserve data shows how the rich have gotten richer

Source: VOX

The top 1 percent of the US wealth distribution has increased its net worth by 650 percent since 1989, while the bottom 50 percent saw its wealth grow by a much more modest 170 percent during the same period.

Commentary & Opinion

August 16, 2019 Is a recession coming to the US? Here’s what to watch for

Source: The Guardian

It’s 10 years since the great recession and by many measures the US economy is still booming. Unemployment is at lows last seen 50 years ago, stock markets, while wobbly, are close to record highs, consumer confidence is high and...

August 15, 2019 Janet Yellen says yield curve inversion may be false recession signal this time

Source: CNBC

Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the markets may be wrong this time in trusting the yield curve inversion as a recession indicator.

August 9, 2019 How Can a Company Lose $5.2 Billion on $3.2 Billion in Revenue? Uber Shows How

Source: Wolf Street

Uber’s losses have been legendary for years, ever since they were being leaked to the public while it was still a privately held company. But this takes the cake.


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Strategic Governance - Enabling Financial, Environmental, and Social Sustainability

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