March 4, 2015
                       If you’re ready to “party like its 1989,” you’ll have to talk to Taylor Swift first. The pop star recently applied to trademark that phrase and others related to her songs — a move that marks a shift in the industry, as artists, songwriters and music publishers increasingly become independent brands. But the case also raises...
March 3, 2015
Even the long-term unemployed are starting to find work. But how strong is the jobs recovery, really?  Trevor Parkes has been through the tunnel called unemployment in post-recession America and come out the other side. In the summer of 2013, he moved from Texas to Tennessee so his family could be closer to his wife’s parents. But when his new job evaporated with a layoff after just four months, Mr. Parkes was in trouble:...
March 3, 2015
Ukraine’s central bank raised its benchmark interest rate to the world’s highest, the fifth emergency move since the beginning of last week to arrest a plunge in the hryvnia as the nation moves closer to obtaining a bailout. The National Bank of Ukraine raised its refinancing rate to 30 percent from 19.5 percent, effective Wednesday, to “stabilize the situation on the money and lending markets,” Governor Valeriya...
March 2, 2015
ORANGE lights flash in the setting sun as Chinese workers lay train tracks on the dry edge of Tsavo national park in Kenya, lowering a 25-metre steel rail into place as gingerly as a dental filling. The men fret, with good reason: safety rules may protect them against falling sleepers but the African bush adheres to no regulations. Few workers dare to venture out of their sheet-metal camps at night for fear of big cats on the prowl: in January...
March 2, 2015
A potential Department of Homeland Security shutdown would directly affect lawmakers’ pocketbooks under a bill introduced in the House this week. The Democratic measure, sponsored by Reps. Brad Ashford (Neb.), Gwen Graham (Fla.), Scott Peters (Calif.) and Ami Bera (Calif.), would halt pay for members of Congress if they don’t agree to a new round of funding for the agency by Friday, in which case DHS...
February 26, 2015
The CIA tortured suspected terrorists on Polish soil. The European Court of Human Rights is making Poland pay the damages In late 2002, Poland did its American allies a favour by allowing the Central Intelligence Agency to use a Polish military intelligence base in Stare Kiejkuty to interrogate suspected terrorists. It was a decision for which Warsaw would pay dearly. On February 17th the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)...
February 26, 2015
First of its kind impact investment deal between The Nature Conservancy, the Seychelles Government and the Paris Club.  The Nature Conservancy through its NatureVest division will be supporting a first of its kind debt-swap deal between the Government of Seychelles and its Paris Club creditors in exchange for the Government of Seychelles’ commitment to enhance marine conservation and climate adaptation. The Nature...
February 25, 2015
Can Europe finally admit it? After frantic eleventh-hour negotiations and continent-wide hand-wringing, eurozone authorities and Greece’s new left-wing government have reached a deal. If you’re surprised, you shouldn’t be. A deal was in the cards from the beginning for one simple reason: Ultimately, neither the Greek government nor Germany and other euro member states could risk triggering a financial crisis by cutting off...
February 25, 2015
Growing up in Cuba, Jose Pimienta didn’t see the Internet until 2006. He and his friends taught themselves computer programming with a Russian textbook on the Pascal programming language that had been translated into Spanish. Even in university, when he finally had access to the Internet, Pimienta, now 27, was limited to 20 megabytes per month of data — a small fraction of what fits on a thumb drive today. Yet, in 2013 when PayPal hosted its...
February 23, 2015
How the American opiate epidemic was started by one pharmaceutical company. The state of Kentucky may finally get its deliverance. After more than seven years of battling the evasive legal tactics of Purdue Pharma, 2015 may be the year that Kentucky and its attorney general, Jack Conway, are able to move forward with a civil lawsuit alleging that the drugmaker misled doctors and patients about their blockbuster pain pill OxyContin, leading...


Off the Wires

March 3, 2015
Ukraine’s central bank raised its benchmark interest rate to the world’s highest, the fifth emergency move since the beginning of last...
March 2, 2015
A potential Department of Homeland Security shutdown would directly affect lawmakers’ pocketbooks under a bill introduced in the...
February 26, 2015
First of its kind impact investment deal between The Nature Conservancy, the Seychelles Government and the Paris Club.  The Nature...
February 25, 2015
Can Europe finally admit it? After frantic eleventh-hour negotiations and continent-wide hand-wringing, eurozone authorities and Greece’s...
February 23, 2015
Apple Inc. plans to spend 1.7 billion euros ($1.9 billion) building data centers in Ireland and Denmark in its biggest European investment, with...

Value Blog

March 4, 2015
                       If you’re ready to “party like its 1989,” you...
March 3, 2015
Even the long-term unemployed are starting to find work. But how strong is the jobs recovery, really?  Trevor Parkes has been through the...
March 2, 2015
ORANGE lights flash in the setting sun as Chinese workers lay train tracks on the dry edge of Tsavo national park in Kenya, lowering a 25-metre...
February 26, 2015
The CIA tortured suspected terrorists on Polish soil. The European Court of Human Rights is making Poland pay the damages In late 2002, Poland...
February 25, 2015
Growing up in Cuba, Jose Pimienta didn’t see the Internet until 2006. He and his friends taught themselves computer programming with a Russian...

Altruism Today

March 3, 2015
As members of the House Judiciary committee begin their efforts to tilt at the windmill that is the recent FCC decision on Net...
March 2, 2015
When reviewing the various new nonprofit fundraising studies and reports every once in a while I stumble upon data that immediately makes...
February 26, 2015
Suite of Related Resources Promotes Knowledge About Strengthening Nonprofit Organizations A new guide released today by GrantCraft, a service of...
February 25, 2015
The spikes installed outside Selfridges in Manchester are the latest front in the spread of ‘defensive architecture’. Is such open hostility towards...
February 23, 2015
38 years ago, candy heiress Helen Brach disappeared in heist attempt, but thieves didn't know her millions were safe in the foundation...

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