October 22, 2014
With record harvests depressing prices, U.S. farmers are holding tight to their corn and soybeans and binging on chemicals that protect stored grain from critters or even leaving corn standing in fields over winter to avoid storage charges. Still flush with cash after years of record income and with shipping rates near record highs, farmers have resources to store grain rather than sell into a down market. "The last several years we...
October 22, 2014
Think of a refugee camp and you're probably thinking of messy temporary lodging and throngs of displaced people. But Ken Banks, founder of Kiwanja.net and FrontlineSMS, says that refugee camps are surprising hotbeds of innovation. This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the full interview.) download "Many refugee camps, although they are initially set up to be temporary spaces to house...
October 21, 2014
The bear market in oil has analysts reassessing the U.S. shale boom after five years of historic growth. The U.S. benchmark price dropped to $79.78 a barrel on Oct. 16, the lowest since June 2012. At that level, one-third of U.S. shale oil production would be uneconomic, analysts for New York-based Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. led by Bob Brackett said in a report yesterday. Drillers would add fewer barrels to domestic output than...
October 21, 2014
Now that the dust has settled on the long-anticipated unveiling of the Apple Watch, a major obstacle to its success is coming into view: the iPhone. The Apple Watch has been the subject of breathless anticipation for years because, as Tim Cook said at its introduction, it represents “the next chapter in Apple’s story.” Conceived three years ago, shortly after Steve Jobs’ passing, the Watch is the embodiment of...
October 17, 2014
In 1998, when Professor Gregory Dees wrote The Meaning of Social Entrepreneurship, the phrase was barely known, even by those running “social ventures” at the time. As Roger Martin, former dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, wrote in a memorial, Dees (along with a small group of like-minded thinkers) “defined the contours of an establishing field.” Dees passed away...
October 17, 2014
Builders started work on more homes in September and American consumers this month were the most optimistic in seven years, signaling the U.S. economywill ride out a global slowdown. Housing starts climbed 6.3 percent to a 1.02 million annualized rate from a 957,000 pace in August as multifamily and single-family projects advanced, the Commerce Department reported today inWashington. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan...
October 17, 2014
When, with three bangs on a gong, Xi Jinping welcomed a freight train to the Rhine river port of Duisburg in March, he issued a call for Germany to join China in developing a “New Silk Road” between their two economies. With that, the Chinese president was asking Germany to take part in what has become a strategic pet project. Since taking office in 2013, Mr Xi has regularly deployed the idea of a New Silk Road between...
October 16, 2014
Three of the largest dark pools told customers to trade elsewhere during at least part of yesterday’s session as concern about Ebola and global economic growth spurred the busiest day for U.S. stocks in three years. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN) and UBS AG (UBSN) told some clients to temporarily stop sending orders as volume surged, according to five people with knowledge of the matter...
October 16, 2014
As markets appear to be plunging, the founding editor of strategy+business argues that the United States is about to launch an epic new wave of growth. by Art Kleiner [Erstwhile editor of strategy+business] One of the most compelling voices on the future of global business is Joel Kurtzman, the editor who founded this magazine back in 1995. (One of his first moves was to coin the term thought leader, which he...
October 15, 2014
If you’re wondering what this winter holds for the Mid-Atlantic, you need not look further than last winter, though not as prolonged, says Accuweather in their winter weather outlook. “Cold air will surge into the Northeast in late November, but the brunt of the season will hold off until January and February,” they write. “The polar vortex, the culprit responsible for several days of below-zero temperatures last...


Off the Wires

October 22, 2014
With record harvests depressing prices, U.S. farmers are holding tight to their corn and soybeans and binging on chemicals that protect stored...
October 21, 2014
The bear market in oil has analysts reassessing the U.S. shale boom after five years of historic growth. The U.S. benchmark price...
October 17, 2014
Builders started work on more homes in September and American consumers this month were the most optimistic in seven years, signaling the U.S...
October 16, 2014
Three of the largest dark pools told customers to trade elsewhere during at least part of yesterday’s session as concern about Ebola and...
October 15, 2014
Brent crude at $80 would have effect of huge global QE programm Crude oil prices have plunged by $25, or more than 20 per cent, since mid-June,...

Value Blog

October 22, 2014
Think of a refugee camp and you're probably thinking of messy temporary lodging and throngs of displaced people. But Ken Banks,...
October 21, 2014
Now that the dust has settled on the long-anticipated unveiling of the Apple Watch, a major obstacle to its success is coming into view: the iPhone...
October 17, 2014
In 1998, when Professor Gregory Dees wrote The Meaning of Social Entrepreneurship, the phrase was barely known, even by those running...
October 17, 2014
When, with three bangs on a gong, Xi Jinping welcomed a freight train to the Rhine river port of Duisburg in March, he issued a call for...
October 16, 2014
As markets appear to be plunging, the founding editor of strategy+business argues that the United States is about to launch an epic new...

Altruism Today

October 22, 2014
Which World Series baseball team fans have bigger hearts? Baseball fans step up to the plate and participate in a challenge for kids health....
October 22, 2014
In February 2014 HP launched Matter to a Million, a five-year global partnership with non-profit micro-lending platform Kiva. In the first stage of...
October 17, 2014
Believing that the world is “flat,” many organizations attempt to solve pressing social and environmental problems on a global scale....
October 16, 2014
Naomi Klein, the author of No Labels and, more recently, of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, has been widely...
October 15, 2014
Cardinal Health recently donated more than 1 million products to AmeriCares Emergency Response Program to help contain the deadly Ebola outbreak in...

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