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...
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 the facilities set to run services such as iTunes and maps for users of its devices. The centers, located in Athenry, Ireland, and Viborg, Denmark, will be powered by renewable energy, Cupertino, California-based Apple said on Monday. The facilities are scheduled to begin operations in 2017 in the...
February 23, 2015
The worst part of being a beekeeper us pulling out the honey-laden frames from the box and tearing them up to get the honey. The bees hate it and so do I. That's why this new hive design, called Flow, is so cool. Cedar Anderson and Stuart Anderson have spent over ten years developing the Flow hive. It uses special frames with open cells that allow honey to flow through a pipe when you want to harvest. The bees don't freak out...
February 19, 2015
Bone-chilling cold in the U.S. Midwest shattered records in Chicago on Thursday, closing schools and starting its trudge eastward to an already frozen Boston and New York. Arctic air was expected to keep its grip on the nation's midsection on Friday morning, a day after the minus 8 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 22 Celsius) measured in Chicago broke the low temperature record of minus 7 degrees for the day set in 1936, said National Weather...
February 19, 2015
The plan for a $9 pay floor follows years of union-backed pressure. It's not the first time the retailer has spent big when it was feeling the heat. Wal-Mart Stores, the world’s largest private employer, this morning announced plans to start paying all U.S. employees at least $9 an hour. Current employees will make $10 an hour by next year, as will new employees who complete a six-month training course. For a company that...
February 12, 2015
Breaks records, slays trolls:   It was a year ago this week that Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook responded to a climate-change heckler at the company's annual shareholder meeting with an impassioned rebuttal in which he famously told investors who care only about profits to "get out of the stock."   Now Cook is putting his prodigious sums of money where his mouth is, proclaiming the “biggest...


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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...
February 19, 2015
Bone-chilling cold in the U.S. Midwest shattered records in Chicago on Thursday, closing schools and starting its trudge eastward to an already...
February 10, 2015
Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global, the world’s wealthiest sovereign wealth fund, will divest from a range of sectors including...

Value Blog

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...
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...
February 23, 2015
The worst part of being a beekeeper us pulling out the honey-laden frames from the box and tearing them up to get the honey. The bees hate it and...
February 19, 2015
The plan for a $9 pay floor follows years of union-backed pressure. It's not the first time the retailer has spent big when it was feeling the...

Altruism Today

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...
February 19, 2015
An act of "pop-up philanthropy" in New York City raised thousands of dollars to help school kids see the movie "Selma" and...
February 11, 2015
MacArthur today announced an initial five-year, $75 million investment that seeks to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks...

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