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Dow Tops 18,000 For First Time In History

Reuters | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business

Consumer sentiment hit its highest level in nearly eight years.

Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain Hits Theaters 30 Years After the Disaster

Vivian Norris | Posted 12.01.2014 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

Neither Union Carbide nor its successor, Dow, has apologized to the people of Bhopal, India, where what is still known as the world's worst industrial disaster took place 30 years ago this week.

Women in Business: Karen S. Carter, Global Marketing Director, Packaging and Specialty Plastics, The Dow Chemical Company

Laura Dunn | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Karen S. Carter is the Global Marketing Director in the Packaging and Specialty Plastics business. In this role, Carter is a member of the global busi...

Beware of 'Alarmist' Journalism During Times of National Crisis

Laura Wellington | Posted 12.28.2014 | Media
Laura Wellington

The fact is -- given a bit of clear thinking unencumbered by all of the noise -- none of the issues perpetuating our current national crisis are going to be solved by the screaming children in the room so why join them as it will only serve to hamper much needed solution.

Recovery of the Rich, By the Rich, For the Rich -- Recession for Everyone Else

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Officially, the recession ended five years ago. But there's something the financial newscasters don't tell you: Unless you're rich, those numbers don't apply to you.

GMO Opponents File Suit to Block EPA Approved Enlist Duo Weed Killer

Jon Entine | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Jon Entine

Crop biotechnology critics and non-governmental (NGO) activist groups are threatening to go to court in an attempt to block the use of Dow AgroScience's Enlist Duo herbicide weed killer. The Environmental Protection Agency announced formal approval of the herbicides on Wednesday.

The Dow Will Hit 5,000 Before It Hits 20,000

Terry Burnham, Ph.D. | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Terry Burnham, Ph.D.

Is it time for me to surrender and join the bullish herd? No.

Washington Post Raises Price Surreptitiously

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 06.24.2014 | Media
Peter D. Rosenstein

The cost of the Washington Post goes up on a regular basis and unfortunately the quality of the paper hasn't kept pace. Now they have found a way to i...

Dow Drops 200 Points As Tensions Rise In Ukraine

AP | Posted 05.03.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Dow Jones industrial average drops 200 points as tensions rise over standoff in Ukraine. ...

Positive Thinking Leads to Economic Decline

Matthew Hutson | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Matthew Hutson

As much as popular culture preaches against negative thinking, our capacities for vigilance and pessimism evolved for a reason

Wall Street Stocks Plunge, Near First Monthly Decline Since August

AP/HuffPost | Posted 01.31.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is opening sharply lower as investors fret over disappointing earnings and more trouble in overseas markets. ...

WORST DROP SINCE JUNE

AP | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is swooning as investors fear slower global economic growth. The Dow Jones industrial average d...

Business Resilience Comes From Working With Nature

Andrew Winston | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

With these once extraordinary events becoming more ordinary, it's becoming clearer that businesses in vulnerable regions need to prepare. But how should companies go about building resilient enterprises that are ready to face extreme weather and other effects of climate change?

And The Winner Of 2013 Is...

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

This has been the best year for the U.S. stock market in at least 16 years. But that great news is meaningless for many Americans. The Dow Jones In...

Wouldn't You Prefer Your Bouquet Organic?

Bill_Robinson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Small Business
Bill_Robinson

Further on up the road from delivering potted plants to Winn-Dixie, Robert McLaughlin can now feel proud that he's not only done it his way but also had a positive impact on the floral industry and real people on the farms of Central and South America.

16,000!

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

NEW YORK, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The Dow industrials closed above 16,000 on Thursday for the first time and other major indexes also ended higher after ...

Stocks Surge To Record Highs On Holiday Shopping Hopes

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

NEW YORK, Nov 13 (Reuters) - The Dow and the S&P 500 closed at record highs on Wednesday after Macy's strong results relieved anxiety about how reta...

A Rejoinder to President Obama's Views on Oil Speculation

Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie

The question is not whether or not speculators assist in the efficient operation of the market but whether or not that type of speculatory behavior should be extended fully to a commodity so vital to the livelihood of nations, especially people in the middle class and poor.

DOW JUMPS 200 POINTS

AP | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is on track for its biggest gain in three months on hopeful signs that a budget impasse in Washington m...

BofA To Be Dropped From Dow Jones Industrial Average

Reuters | Rodrigo Campos | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc , credit card company Visa Inc , and footwear maker Nike Inc will join the blue-chip Dow...

The Ugly Comparison of the Syrian Gas Attacks and Pesticide Risk

David Ropeik | Posted 11.09.2013 | Green
David Ropeik

This is just despicable. Reprehensible. Maria Rodale, the CEO of Rodale, Inc., has likened the purposeful murder of more than 1,400 people in Syria by sarin gas to the alleged health harms of the products of chemical companies.

Well That Wasn't Pretty

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell in a thinly traded session on Friday, with the S&P 500 index recording its steepest monthly drop since May 2012 ...

Will Sochi 2014 Olympic Game Partners Walk Their Talk?

Soul Dancer | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
Soul Dancer

According to Sochi2014.com the following companies are worldwide Olympic partners: Coca-Cola Atos Dow GE McDonalds Omega Panasonic P&G Samsung Visa ...

GMO & Pesticide Experiments in Hawaii: The Poisoning of Paradise

Maggie Sergio | Posted 09.01.2013 | Green
Maggie Sergio

If action isn't taken quickly and soon, I am fearful of what the long term, unrestrained use of pesticides will do to the ecology of Hawaii. What the general public needs to know, is that GMO research in Hawaii requires the use of powerful restricted use pesticides.

Our Skewed Political Landscape

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

By today's standards my political views are considered liberal, perhaps even far to the left of center. Yet just a few decades ago I would have been (and was) labeled a moderate or even slightly right of center for holding the same positions I hold today.