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December 28, 2018 Funding the United Nations Is Making Less Sense Than EverSource: The New American
American diplomats attached to the United Nations headquarters in New York have failed in their attempt to get other countries such as Brazil, India, and Turkey to step up their funding of UN “peacekeeping” forces,...
December 28, 2018 New UK Corporate Governance Reporting RequirementsSource: JD Supra
New legislation in the form of The Companies (Miscellaneous Reporting) Regulations 2018 (the 2018 Regulations) introduces new reporting requirements for public and private companies for accounting periods beginning on or after 1...
December 28, 2018 What Foods Are Banned in Europe but Not Banned in the U.S.'Source: The New York Times
Lefferts, senior scientist at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a food safety advocacy organization. A 1958 amendment to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act prohibits the Food and Drug Administration from approving food...
December 28, 2018 Opinion: 3 reasons why the Fed wants to keep raising interest ratesSource: MarketWatch
Earlier this month, the Federal Reserve’s policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee voted unanimously to increase the short-term interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point, taking it from 2.25% to 2.5%. This was the...
December 27, 2018 NY State Pension Reaches Agreements with Firms on Executive PaySource: Chief Investment Officer
The $207.4 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund has reached agreements with Microsoft Corp., CVS Health Corp., Macy’s Inc., The TJX Companies Inc., and Salesforce to revisit their CEO and executive pay, and adopt...
December 27, 2018 Earthquake rules must be relaxed for fracking to take off in Britain, says Ineos chiefSource: Independent (UK)
Britain’s fracking industry is unlikely to realise its potential unless rules governing earthquakes at drilling sites are loosened, according to the petrochemicals giant with the biggest exploration rights.
Source: Inside Climate News
Tiny Imperial Beach is suing Big Oil in a David-and-Goliath legal battle. Students at an Evangelical College are educating their generation and their elders. Regulators in Georgia and business owners in Colorado and Michigan are...
Source: CBS News
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin surprised Wall Street by arranging a phone call on Monday involving the so-called President's Working Group on Financial Markets. But if the stated purpose was "to assure normal market...
December 26, 2018 GLOBAL MARKETS PLUNGE AS TRUMP’S ATTACK ON FED ADDS TO WORRIES OVER MNUCHIN’S COMMENTS AND GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWNSource: NewsWeek
U.S. markets have recorded losses for four consecutive sessions, with sentiment spooked by a slowing global economy, the trade dispute with China, the prospect of another interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve and a...
December 26, 2018 Wall Street is Backing Out of CryptoSource: CNN
Wall Street is quietly moving out of the crypto market, Bloomberg reports. While the market has continued to be battered by news of fraud and imminent regulatory crackdowns, there was a time when it seemed like Wall Street had...
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