January 23, 2015
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) appeared to have pulled off a masterful political victory against the Obama administration Wednesday when he revealed that he had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress on the dangers of the administration's negotiations with Iran. Coming a day after President Barack Obama threatened to veto new Iran-related sanctions legislation that he said could...
January 23, 2015
The chairman of Volans John Elkington and the B Team’s Jochen Zeitz say leaders need to do more than talk; they need to take action – fast. The B Team announces its Plan B for Business to help steer the global economy on a more sustainable course this week in Davos, Switzerland Who knows how many drafts Moses chiselled atop Mount Sinai to produce his stone tablets? But the B Team, a not-for-profit initiative...
January 22, 2015
Having become the first team to win the European Cup on ten occasions in 2014, Real Madrid has also claimed the title of world’s highest-earning club for the tenth straight year. According to Deloitte’s football money league the Spanish giants earned €549.5m ($745m) in the 2013-14 season. Aggregate annual revenues from the world’s 20 highest-earning clubs surpassed €6 billion for the first time, with ticket sales...
January 22, 2015
Real estate developer Crescent Communities in Charlotte, North Carolina, expects to sell 1,000 new homes this year across the Southeast U.S. and Texas, double the number of two years ago. “Demand is the strongest since the recession” that ended in June 2009 and stemmed from the collapse in housing, said Chief Executive Officer Todd Mansfield. “The economy is getting better and the labor market is getting...
January 22, 2015
The Solar Foundation (TSF), an independent nonprofit solar research and education organization, today released its fifth annual National Solar Jobs Census<http://TheSolarFoundation.org>. The Census found that the U.S. solar industry employed 173,807 Americans in 2014, a figure that includes the addition of more than 31,000 solar jobs over the previous year, representing 21.8 percent growth in solar industry employment since...
January 19, 2015
Millions of people are more than willing to pay for steady access to streaming content. Netflix counts 50 million subscribers to its online video library, and Spotify has 12.5 million listeners ponying up a monthly fee for a massive buffet of music. For magazines, however, the idea of paying a flat fee for unlimited access hasn't caught on. The idea of banding together into a Netflix of ...
January 19, 2015
Today, an increasing number of academic scientists are paying attention to how their hair looks in photos, considering whether they should blog, and figuring out how to translate their life’s work into a brief and attention-grabbing YouTube clip for strangers. Science historian David Kaiser says the trend is being driven by a flip-flop in how science research is funded in the United States. In the 1960s, the government supported two-...
January 16, 2015
The United States announced sweeping new rules on Thursday that will significantly ease sanctions on Cuba, opening up the communist-ruled island to expanded U.S. travel, trade and financial activities. Defying hardline critics in Congress, President Barack Obamamade good on his commitment last month to loosen restrictions on dealings with Cuba as part of an historic effort to end decades of hostility. The U.S. embargo...
January 16, 2015
Was it the novelty? Passion for investigative reporting? Unbridled bicycle mania? It took all three to inspire more than 1,000 people to back the San Francisco Public Press’ Kickstarter campaign for Pedal-Powered News  —  a quirky but popular initiative to use bicycle delivery to expand distribution of our local nonprofit newspaper to reach more subscribers, retail outlets and community centers throughout San Francisco...
January 15, 2015
Google announced Wednesday that it will unveil a modular smartphone in Puerto Rico this year as part of a pilot program that will allow people to choose their own hardware based on their needs and interests. The company will partner with Mexico-based carrier Claro and local carrier Open Mobile to offer the product, which will be sold from free-standing stores that look like food trucks, said Jessica Beavers, a Google marketing executive....


Off the Wires

January 23, 2015
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) appeared to have pulled off a masterful political victory against the Obama administration Wednesday when...
January 22, 2015
Real estate developer Crescent Communities in Charlotte, North Carolina, expects to sell 1,000 new homes this year across the Southeast U...
January 19, 2015
Millions of people are more than willing to pay for steady access to streaming content. Netflix counts 50...
January 16, 2015
The United States announced sweeping new rules on Thursday that will significantly ease sanctions on Cuba, opening up the communist-ruled...
January 15, 2015
The World Economic Forum in the Swiss alpine resort of Davos, never a budget destination on the conference circuit, just got a whole lot more...

Value Blog

January 23, 2015
The chairman of Volans John Elkington and the B Team’s Jochen Zeitz say leaders need to do more than talk; they need to take action...
January 22, 2015
Having become the first team to win the European Cup on ten occasions in 2014, Real Madrid has also claimed the title of world’s highest-...
January 22, 2015
The Solar Foundation (TSF), an independent nonprofit solar research and education organization, today released its fifth annual National Solar...
January 19, 2015
Today, an increasing number of academic scientists are paying attention to how their hair looks in photos, considering whether they should blog,...
January 16, 2015
Was it the novelty? Passion for investigative reporting? Unbridled bicycle mania? It took all three to inspire more than 1,000 people to back the...

Altruism Today

January 22, 2015
22 veterans and active duty military personnel commit suicide in the United States every day. K9s For Warriors wants you to know, we have a...
January 19, 2015
A few weeks ago I wrote about a problem that arises when generosity is kept neatly and conveniently aloof from the means that make...
January 16, 2015
Anyone who has hosted an online giving campaign can relate to the exhilaration that comes when the total-amount-raised tracker goes up and up...
January 15, 2015
Nonprofit organizations saw the assets they manage that are committed to social-impact investments increase 77 percent in 2014 compared with their...
January 13, 2015
A National Endowment for the Arts report finds people who decline to attend arts events cite some unexpected reasons for staying home. Over the...

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