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The $300 House Open Innovation Challenge

April 28th, 2011  |  Source: Christian Sarkar

Applying the world’s business brains to housing the poor

The Death of Reputation on Wall Street

April 28th, 2011  |  Source: FierceFinance.co

New York Times columnist weighs in with a provocative thesis about Wall Street firms and personal accountability. He suggests "reputation is dead on Wall Street." With that passing, the traditional source of personal accountability has also passed.


Fracking Hell

April 18th, 2011  |  Source: NYT.com

Oil and gas companies injected hundreds of millions of gallons of hazardous or carcinogenic chemicals into wells in more than 13 states from 2005 to 2009, according to an investigation by Congressional Democrats.

GE shareholders not laughing

April 14th, 2011  |  Source: MarketWatch.com

Prank knocks $3.5 billion off GE’s market cap

As far as hoaxes go, it was hilarious. Unless you got caught on the wrong side of the trade.

The Real Housewives of Wall Street

April 12th, 2011  |  Source: Rolling Stone

Why is the Federal Reserve forking over $220 million in bailout money to the wives of two Morgan Stanley bigwigs?


Solar Highways

April 11th, 2011  |  Source: Wimp.com

Solar Roadways proposes to pave roads with solar panels that you can drive on - an intelligent pavement that generates power and pays for itself.

In 2010 alone, we've lost lives in coal mine and oil rig disasters and gas line explosions. The Gulf of Mexico has become a nightmare: lives and jobs lost - ways of life gone. What (more) is it going to take to drive us to wean ourselves off of our dependency on fossil fuels?


The Wall Street Mind: Anxious...

April 11th, 2011  |  Source: New York Magazine

Now they’re getting paid … But where will the next big paydays come from?


Japan: Safes, Cash Wash Up On Shores After Tsunami

April 10th, 2011  |  Source: HuffPo

Safes are washing up along the tsunami-battered coast, and police are trying to find their owners – a unique problem in a country where many people, especially the elderly, still stash their cash at home. By one estimate, some $350 billion worth of yen doesn't circulate.

There's even a term for this hidden money in Japanese, "tansu yokin." Or literally, "wardrobe savings."


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