November 21, 2014
Iranian distrusts US intentions – and fears that it will make irreversible decisions in exchange for only temporary sanctions relief. VIENNA — More than 30 months of Iran nuclear talks are coming to a frenetic diplomatic climax before a Monday deadline. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met last night and today, and canceled plans to fly to Paris and Tehran,...
November 21, 2014
William C. Dudley defended his supervisory record in heated exchanges with U.S. senators, who accused the Federal Reserve Bank of New York president of being too cozy with the biggest Wall Street banks. “I wouldn’t accept the premise that there’s been a long list of failures by the New York Fed since my tenure,” Dudley said in response to an assertion by Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat....
November 19, 2014
Taxes?    No problem. Ford CEO Alan Mulally earned $23.2m last year while Ford got a tax refund of $19m. This most recent gap between executive pay and taxes is part of an alarming trend reflecting a generous corporate tax code Which would you think would be larger for Ford Motor, a company that last year reported revenues of $139.4b: the taxes it pays the US federal government or the compensation it pays its CEO?...
November 19, 2014
In what was once a semiconductor plant, Fujitsu is growing lettuce. Instead of sunlight, Sharp uses LED lamps to feed its lab-grown strawberries. And in a factory that used to crank out floppy discs, Toshiba is growing endives. Welcome to the next generation of high-tech farmhands. Buoyed by the Japanese government's drive to replace aging farmers and improve farm productivity, Japan's tech giants are learning new tricks as they...
November 18, 2014
The American campaign against the Islamic State is being largely fought from the sky. And even that aerial effort is being shortchanged, military insiders tell The Daily Beast. The President has declared the fight against ISIS to be a top priority. But within some corners of the U.S. military, there are growing concerns that the fight against ISIS isn’t getting the resources it needs. Specifically, senior military officials tell The...
November 18, 2014
Halliburton agreed on Monday to buy its rival Baker Hughes for about $34.6 billion, uniting two big oil field services providers in a friendly deal only days after a hostile takeover battle appeared to be brewing. But the tie-up raises questions about whether the takeover will survive antitrust scrutiny, given the level of consolidation that it promises within the oil production services business. The deal came after an...
November 17, 2014
The CEO of Netflix discusses what he's learned while redefining movie-watching. What does it take to be a great chief executive officer? For many CEOs, it means making most of the major decisions and settling the tough calls. For others, it means being a product genius, akin to Steve Jobs, able to divine the next big thing again and again. But none of those attributes applies to Reed Hastings, the cofounder and CEO of Netflix. Hastings...
November 17, 2014
The Sunlight Foundation is releasing “Fixed Fortunes,” a groundbreaking analysis and dataset of the money the biggest corporate political donors put into campaigns and lobbying and what they get in return.  Sunlight’s research found that, between 2007 and 2012, 200 of the most politically active for-profit companies in the United States disclosed spending a total of $5.8 billion influencing Washington through campaign...
November 13, 2014
Google has waded into one of the most politically fraught environmental issues with a free tool that gives anyone with an internet connection the power to track down illegal fishing boats that experts say are causing up to $23bn in economic losses each year. Vessels plying the oceans with nets that can be as big as a football pitch plunder 26m tonnes of fish each year, scientists estimate, depleting fisheries and revenues in...
November 13, 2014
Senate and House of Representatives schedule votes to support controversial pipeline, hours after president announced historic emissions deal with China Both chambers of the US Congress will vote on a bill to approve the controversialKeystone XL pipeline in the coming days, in what could amount to an immediate challenge to Barack Obama’s efforts to reduce global carbon emissions. The decision by Democratic leaders in the Senate...


Off the Wires

November 21, 2014
William C. Dudley defended his supervisory record in heated exchanges with U.S. senators, who accused the Federal Reserve Bank of New York...
November 19, 2014
In what was once a semiconductor plant, Fujitsu is growing lettuce. Instead of sunlight, Sharp uses LED lamps to feed its lab-grown strawberries....
November 18, 2014
Halliburton agreed on Monday to buy its rival Baker Hughes for about $34.6 billion, uniting two big oil field services providers in...
November 17, 2014
The CEO of Netflix discusses what he's learned while redefining movie-watching. What does it take to be a great chief executive officer? For...
November 13, 2014
After seizing oil refineries to fund its self-declared caliphate, Islamic State militants will mint their own money. The group plans to issue...

Value Blog

November 21, 2014
Iranian distrusts US intentions – and fears that it will make irreversible decisions in exchange for only temporary sanctions relief....
November 19, 2014
Taxes?    No problem. Ford CEO Alan Mulally earned $23.2m last year while Ford got a tax refund of $19m. This most recent gap...
November 18, 2014
The American campaign against the Islamic State is being largely fought from the sky. And even that aerial effort is being shortchanged, military...
November 17, 2014
The Sunlight Foundation is releasing “Fixed Fortunes,” a groundbreaking analysis and dataset of the money the biggest corporate...
November 13, 2014
Google has waded into one of the most politically fraught environmental issues with a free tool that gives anyone with an internet connection...

Altruism Today

November 21, 2014
Pearson, the education-publishing company, is closing its scandal-plagued foundation and will begin asking its corporate-responsibility arm to make...
November 20, 2014
As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come to a close and the global aid community embarks on the post-2015 development agenda, opportunities...
November 19, 2014
Nonprofit leaders face a dilemma: How can we work with people out in the world when the world is so unsafe? Outside is a teeming, chaotic mass of...
November 18, 2014
Ahead of the UK’s first #GivingTuesday on 2 December, the Charities Aid Foundation has released its annual World Giving Index, charting...
November 17, 2014
An internal poll of American Red Cross employees found that less than 40 percent trust the charity’s senior leadership and feel supported as...

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