October 24, 2017
U.S. financial regulations on data retention do not fit with the way people expect to communicate on social media, Fidelity Investments Chairman Abigail Johnson said on Tuesday. “The real issue is a regulatory regime that doesn’t fit with the way people communicate today,” said Johnson, who runs the financial services company that manages about $2.3 trillion in assets. “Customers expect recommendations from Amazon,...
October 24, 2017
The Sackler dynasty’s ruthless marketing of painkillers has generated billions of dollars—and millions of addicts. An addiction specialist said that the Sacklers’ firm, Purdue Pharma, bears the “lion’s share” of the blame for the opioid crisis. The north wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a vast, airy enclosure featuring a banked wall of glass and the Temple of Dendur, a sandstone monument that...
October 20, 2017
Well, this one will certainly set the cat among the pigeons. Via the Daily Kanban, we came across this video of Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller ripping Tesla during a panel discussion on the future of the automotive industry. Prompted by a comment from the moderator, Müller laid into the electric car company for its small production volumes, regular quarterlylosses, and for firing hundreds of workers...
October 20, 2017
A shortage of nurses at U.S. hospitals hit West Virginia’s Charleston Area Medical Center at the worst possible time. The non-profit healthcare system is one of the state’s largest employers and sits in the heart of economically depressed coal country. It faces a $40 million deficit this year as it struggles with fewer privately insured patients, cuts in government reimbursement and higher labor costs to attract a shrinking pool...
July 29, 2017
Hat tip to guest blogger: Gabriel Tedde Cabot Document and project management services that offer a variety of options for business owners, lawyers, and others that may need to store and share documents when starting a new business. Cloud based portals that offer businesses the opportunity to open their own, private virtual deal room so that they can complete Mergers and Acquisition, due diligence, or any other task that involves safely...
March 7, 2017
Wikileaks has published details of what it says are wide-ranging hacking tools used by the CIA. The alleged cyber-weapons are said to include malware that targets Windows, Android, iOS, OSX and Linux computers as well as internet routers. Some of the software is reported to have been developed in-house, but the UK's MI5 agency is said to have helped build a spyware attack for Samsung TVs. A spokesman for the CIA would not...
March 7, 2017
The United States started to deploy the first elements of its advanced anti-missile defense system in South Korea on Tuesday after North Korea's test of four ballistic missiles, U.S. Pacific Command said, despite angry opposition from China. The announcement came as North Korean state media said leader Kim Jong Un had personally supervised Monday's missile launches by an army unit that is positioned to strike U.S. bases in Japan,...
March 7, 2017
More than 61,000 people fleeing persecution and violence may have their applications to come live in the United States delayed, according to refugee resettlement charities. President Donald Trump issued a new executive order today, suspending America’s refugee resettlement program for 120 days and halting travel to the United States from six Middle Eastern and North African countries for 90 days. During that time, federal...
February 28, 2017
Vancouver's Trump International Hotel and Tower will be one of the first Trump-branded properties to open since the US president's inauguration. Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump will attend the grand opening of the hotel. Two separate protest rallies are planned for the event. The hotel and condominium tower developer has been under pressure for months to drop the Trump name from the project. The $274m luxury hotel will...
February 28, 2017
·       Says Obama ‘people’ may also be behind national security leaks ·       ‘I also think it is politics,’ president tells Fox News ·       President Donald Trump said he believes that predecessor Barack Obama is riling up protesters against his administration and that Obama’s “people”...


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October 24, 2017
U.S. financial regulations on data retention do not fit with the way people expect to communicate on social media, Fidelity Investments Chairman...
October 20, 2017
A shortage of nurses at U.S. hospitals hit West Virginia’s Charleston Area Medical Center at the worst possible time. The non-profit...
March 7, 2017
The United States started to deploy the first elements of its advanced anti-missile defense system in South Korea on Tuesday after North Korea'...
March 7, 2017
More than 61,000 people fleeing persecution and violence may have their applications to come live in the United States delayed, according to...
February 28, 2017
·       Says Obama ‘people’ may also be behind national security leaks ·  ...

Value Blog

October 24, 2017
The Sackler dynasty’s ruthless marketing of painkillers has generated billions of dollars—and millions of addicts. An addiction...
October 20, 2017
Well, this one will certainly set the cat among the pigeons. Via the Daily Kanban, we came across this video of Volkswagen CEO Matthias M...
July 29, 2017
Hat tip to guest blogger: Gabriel Tedde Cabot Document and project management services that offer a variety of options for business owners,...
March 7, 2017
Wikileaks has published details of what it says are wide-ranging hacking tools used by the CIA. The alleged cyber-weapons are said to...
February 28, 2017
Vancouver's Trump International Hotel and Tower will be one of the first Trump-branded properties to open since the US president's...

Altruism Today

October 24, 2017
Source; New York Times In philanthropy, we often celebrate the lone individual philanthropist, be that person Andrew Carnegie, John...
October 20, 2017
This may be the biggest year in history for American philanthropy, Kim Laughton, president of Schwab Charitable, said in a statement this week on...
March 7, 2017
Through marches and dogged pursuit of elected officials, people across the US have helped to block some of the administration’s most anti-...
February 28, 2017
Edhi, who founded the world's largest volunteer ambulance network, would have been 89 on Tuesday. Abdul Sattar Edhi founded the world's...
February 24, 2017
  Amid a wave of ICE detentions across the country, reports of new draft guidelines that would significantly increase the detention and...

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