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April 23, 2018 New SEC Policy Seen as Threat to Proxy VotesSource: CFO
Under new guidance, SEC staff have rejected only one of 11 company requests to block shareholder votes on environmental proposals.
Source: LA Times
But at a time of unparalleled prosperity in the Bay Area, there is growing concern that the region is not using more of its largesse to prepare for its greatest natural threat: a major earthquake.
April 23, 2018 Door to US-China trade talks seems to open after IMF meetingSource: YahoonFinance
The gathering of world finance ministers began with heightened anxiety about the potential damage a US-China trade war could do to the economic recovery but ended Saturday with a door open to negotiations.
April 23, 2018 California Considers Medical Price ControlsSource: NY Magazine
Most progressive health reform proposals are advertised as focusing on improving access to care, partly by subsidizing its costs to consumers and partly by preventing discrimination against the poor and sick. Some efforts like...
Before a U.S. farm voluntarily recalled 207 million eggs, government inspectors found rodents scurrying in manure pits, equipment that was coated with grime and food debris, and outside a swarm of “large flying insects too...
April 20, 2018 Britain to review its climate targets – government ministerSource: Reuters
LONDON – Britain will review its climate targets to see whether they need to be strengthened to fit with the aims of an international climate accord, Britain’s energy minister said on Tuesday.
April 20, 2018 The Top Four Reasons California Is UnsustainableSource: Forbes
California is a place unlike any other on the Globe. It boasts perhaps the greatest natural resources of any state along with shining high-tech industries. However, like many good economic stories, government policies threaten...
April 19, 2018 Merkel, Macron meet to plot euro zone reform road mapSource: UK Reuters
BERLIN - The leaders of Germany and France meet on Thursday to try to work out a common position on reforming the euro zone, a sensitive issue that is testing the new government in Berlin just a month after it took office.
April 19, 2018 Senators grill alleged robocall kingpinSource: The Hill
Senators grilled a Florida man who is accused of making 96 million robocalls during a hearing Wednesday focused on curbing fraudulent phone calls.
About 53 people have been reported sickened in 16 states since March 13, the CDC said. Thirty-one of those ill have been hospitalized. Five of them developed a type of kidney failure associated with an E. coli illness called...
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