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Longevity Changes Everything...or Should

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.25.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

As the 2016 American presidential campaign gets rolling, it will be interesting to see how the candidates outline their strategies for population aging.

Mission Aligned Investing: More Complex Than It Seems

Clara Miller | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Clara Miller

Even with the best intentions and emerging tools, the current investment framework makes it difficult to match investment portfolios to values.

As Gas Tax Revenues Fall, Infrastructure Crumbles

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
Robert Whitcomb

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is focusing on long-term projects that would help most people in the state, rather than "government by deal'' wherein powerful groups seek taxpayer help for their special projects.

Can Etsy Keep its Edge Post-IPO? 3 Ways to Defy Capital Market Norms

Judith Samuelson | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Judith Samuelson

The buzz about Etsy's IPO runs something like this... the company that connects artisans and home-based craft makers to a new kind of consumer hungry for unique products -- has met its nemesis: the public equity markets.

Unions and Other Old Things

Michael Hodin | Posted 04.07.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The minimal role of unions in the 21st century prompts us to consider what else does and does not make sense in the workplace when we live healthy, active lives into our 70s, 80s, and 90s. In societies that are defined by more old than young, the traditions that have for decades shaped work need to be reconsidered.

Self-Interest Will Drive Fossil Fuel Divestment More Than Idealism

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 03.25.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

If anyone needed more proof that economics trumps sustainability: low gas prices are causing a plunge in electric vehicle and hybrid sales.

Big Investors Retreat From Fossil Fuels

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Last week's news seemed to show the market moving towards an acceptance of climate change's negative impact on corporate earnings -- and a rejection of fossil fuel investments on purely financial terms.

We Have A Huge Baby Problem On Our Hands

AP | By BERNARD CONDON | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Nancy Strumwasser, a high school teacher from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, always thought she'd have two children. But the layoffs th...

Invest In the Future -- Not in Fossil Fuels

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.29.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Americans are worried about pollution -- oil trains running through their towns, fracking in their neighborhoods, coal dust in their air. They're worried about what the future will look like for their children if carbon pollution continues unchecked.

Sketchy Wall St. Practice Under Scrutiny

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business

March 18 (Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating whether U.S. stock exchanges and alternative tradi...

How Banks Got In On The Content Business -- And Why It's Working

Posted 10.16.2013 | Business

By Joe Lazauskas, Contently Original content is not the first thing most of us think of when it comes to financial services. But as content bec...

Activists Confront Financial Titans Larry Fink and William Gross

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Two activists who have been on the front lines of the battle against Wall Street's predatory practices confronted two of the world's wealthiest and most powerful financial titans.

An $80 Million Chunk Of Twitter Was Just Bought

Reuters | Gerry Shih | Posted 03.27.2013 | Technology

By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - BlackRock, the world's largest asset management company, has taken an $80 million stake in Twit...

Juma Ventures Is Powered by Pro Bono

Aaron Hurst | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Juma Ventures is an innovative youth development program that helps under-resourced youth achieve their dreams of a college education through a mixture of youth employment, financial asset building, and educational support services.

5 Tips for Small Business From Hedge Fund and Private Equity Magnates

Chitra Nawbatt | Posted 10.01.2012 | Small Business
Chitra Nawbatt

Advice from hedge fund and private equity managers can resonate with all market players, whether investors, institutions, large or mid-size companies and small business. Here are five tips that can be applied to small business

Major Wall Street CEO On JPMorgan Loss: 'Not A Big Thing'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 06.07.2012 | Business

Jamie Dimon apparently isn't as slick as we all thought. Dimon, JPMorgan Chase's CEO, "inflamed" the public's reaction to his bank's $2 billion tr...

CEO Pay Rising Less Quickly Due To Shareholder Discontent: Study

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business

* CEO pay rose 14 pct in 2011 vs 23 pct in 2010 * AFL-CIO presidents says Citigroup pay vote "a bell-ringer" * Mutual fu...

Wall Street Cries: Shut Up, Bulls, You're Jinxing The Market

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.13.2012 | Business

You can't swing a dead cat these days without hitting somebody or something touting how the stock market is going to the moon. That makes Wall Street ...

BofA May Get To Move Its $8.5 Billion Settlement Back To State Court

Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

(JONATHAN STEMPEL, Reuters) - An appeals court on Tuesday granted an appeal of a controversial ruling that moved consideration of Bank of America ...

Bank Of America Hit With New Countrywide Lawsuit

AP | Posted 09.29.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Bank of America Corp. is facing a new lawsuit filed by a group of shareholders of mortgage giant Countrywide Financial Corp., which the ba...

BofA's Huge Mortgage Settlement Challenged By Bondholders

Posted 09.04.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Jonathan Stempel) - A group of bondholders plans to challenge Bank of America Corp's $8.5 billion settlement with holders in soured mort...

Too Big To Fail, Or Too Trifling For Oversight?

New York Times | Posted 08.12.2011 | Business

It is not very often that business people head to Washington to explain how unimportant they are. But over the last several months, executives from...

Treasury's Toxic Asset Funds Show Big Gain

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Treasury's toxic asset funds have gained 27 percent since they were created to help revive the mortgage-backed securities mark...

The 10 Biggest Hedge Funds In The U.S.

businessinsider.com | Courtney Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The quant hedge fund D.E. Shaw is the most glaring absence from AR Magazine's latest list (subscription required) of the biggest hedge funds in the US...

Investors Want Bank Of America To Buy Back Bad Mortgages

bloomberg.com | Jody Shenn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Oct. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Pacific Investment Management Co., BlackRock Inc. and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York are seeking to force Bank of America...