Quality of Life Indicators in Context – October 2014

Focus on US Employment —  October 2014 Update By Hazel Henderson Total nonfarm payroll employment in September rose by 248,000 which lowers the unemployment rate to 5.9%. August’s jobs were revised from 142,000 to 180,000, and July rose by a revised 180,000 – a combined 69,000 jobs more than previously …

Push for New Pact on Climate Change Is Plagued by Old Divide of Wealth

Push for New Pact on Climate Change Is Plagued by Old Divide of Wealth By JUSTIN GILLIS and CORAL DAVENPORTSEPT. 20, 2014 President Christopher J. Loeak of the Marshall Islands outside his home after tidal flooding. Credit Giff Johnson/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images At 1 p.m. on Sunday, tens of …

2nd Annual Crowdfunding Symposium

  2nd Annual Crowdfunding Symposium LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE – SEPT 11/12 @ UC BERKELEY Shortly after President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law, we co-founded the Center for Crowdfunding Research at UC Berkeley. Now the program is hosting its second annual Academic Symposium on Crowdfunding Research and Policy. The event will be …

Today’s Top Stories from GFI – GFI Urges Obama, African Leaders to Prioritize Curbing Illicit Financial Flows at U.S.-Africa Sum

  Monday, August 4, 2014 From the Global Financial Integrity Blog:     Join Us for Our Upcoming Conference on Illicit Financial Flows in Brazil      Illicit Finance Jounralism Programme Lauches Fourth Training Project      Debate in Delaware on Anonymous Companies    Why Wildlife Trafficking and Anonymous Companies …

Today’s Top Stories from GFI – Investors Should Hold BNP Paribas Accountable-Someone Has To

  Monday, July 28, 2014 From the Global Financial Integrity Blog:     Debate in Delaware on Anonymous Companies    Why Wildlife Trafficking and Anonymous Companies are Mutually Inclusive       Why Tanzania Needs to be Careful with Gas Revenues    New Thomson Reuters Foundation Media Program to Investigate Illicit …

U.S. Accused of Forcing EU to Accept Tar Sands Oil

U.S. Accused of Forcing EU to Accept Tar Sands Oil   By Carey L. Biron WASHINGTON, Jul  2014 (IPS) – Newly publicised internal documents suggest that U.S. negotiators are working to permanently block a landmark regulatory proposal in the European Union aimed at addressing climate change, and instead to force …

Financial Reform Newsletter: President Obama signing the historic financial reform law

On the eve of the 4th anniversary of President Obama signing the historic financial reform law, Better Markets released a national poll of likely 2014 voters to gauge their opinion of Wall Street, big banks and what leaders in Washington, D.C. are doing to protect them from another financial crash: What …

Quality of Life Indicators in Context – July 2014

Focus on US Employment —  July 2014 Update By Hazel Henderson Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by a healthy 288.000 in June, good news after the 2.8% drop in GDP-growth for Q1. The 224,000 jobs added in May followed April’s 304,000. Upward revisions: to 203,000 from the 192,000 reported for …

Clean power was on the rise in the U.S., even before President Obama’s carbon rules aimed to accelerate the trend

Latest Headlines   Tall Neighbor Coming to Arizona Desert Community : AltEnergyStocks.com Posted: 17 Jun 2014 12:25 PM PDT Tall Neighbor Coming to Arizona Desert Community : AltEnergyStocks.com Tall Neighbor Coming to Arizona Desert Community Posted: 16 Jun 2014 07:21 AM PDT by Debra Fiakas CFA The citizens of a …

Clean power was on the rise in the U.S., even before President Obama’s carbon rules aimed to accelerate the trend

Kevin Smith has spent his career building power plants, but the billion-dollar Crescent Dunes complex he’s completing in the high desert halfway between Las Vegas and Reno, Nev., is no ordinary power plant. “This is the cold tank,” Smith says, pointing at a massive steel silo that will hold 70 …