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Heed these three lessons, millennial Snap investors 24.3.2017 LA Times: Business

These are intriguing times for impressionable young investors.

The Dow’s cresting 20,000 for the first time in January before making a 24-day climb to 21,000 — the fastest 1,000-point climb since 1999 — coupled with this month’s $3.4-billion initial public offering for Snap Inc., parent company...

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Trump's Draconian Budget Deals a Blow to Appalachia 23.3.2017 Truthout - All Articles
A supporter of Donald Trump shouts during a town hall-style event at the University of South Carolina Aiken, December 12, 2015. Trump's proposed budget will slash funding for many programs that people in the Appalachian reigon, which supported him heavily in the election, depend on. (Photo: Travis Dove / The New York Times) Trump's first attempt at a budget targets programs that provide essential services to rural America, where one-third of families live paycheck to paycheck. Republican legislators from affected states were quick to voice their concerns, calling the cuts "careless and counterproductive." A supporter of Donald Trump shouts during a town hall-style event at the University of South Carolina Aiken, December 12, 2015. Trump's proposed budget will slash funding for many programs that people in the Appalachian reigon, which supported him heavily in the election, depend on. (Photo: Travis Dove / The New York Times) Who are the powerful funders behind Truthout? Our readers! Help us publish more ...
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Behind Saudi Arabia's $2 trillion bet on a sustainable future 23.3.2017
If the crown prince's radical experiment succeeds, this huge oil-producing nation could become the world's biggest impact investor.
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At G20 Finance Ministerial, US Makes an Unforced Error on Climate 22.3.2017 WRI Stories
At G20 Finance Ministerial, US Makes an Unforced Error on ClimateAdd Comment|PrintClimate finance supports mitigation and adaptation projects, like installing solar systems. Photo by hjl/Flickr This post is part of WRI’s blog series, The Trump Administration. The series analyzes policies and actions by the administration and their implications for climate change, energy, economics and more. Finance ministers from the world's major economies have shown growing interest in climate change in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Residents Campaigning to End DC’s Ties with Wells Fargo Over Bank’s Investments in Dakota Access Pipeline to Hold Rally, Support Bill 20.3.2017 Newswire
DC Re(sponsible) Investment Coalition

On Monday, March 20, and Tuesday, March 21, DC-area activists with #DCReInvest, a new grassroots coalition, will hold two back-to-back events to push DC’s City Council to cut financial ties with Wells Fargo over its investments in the Dakota Access Pipeline. A rally on Monday afternoon will build momentum for a bill to be introduced to City Council on Tuesday morning that would recommend severing DC’s relationship with Wells Fargo.

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How to determine whether to sell money-losing rental property 20.3.2017 Washington Post
How to determine whether to sell money-losing rental property
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Gary DeFrange stepping down from Winter Park ski area after 20 years 20.3.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A day with skiing with Winter Park chief Gary DeFrange is more about personal connections than skiing. As he heads toward retirement at the end of March, it’s those connections — with the workers on his team, to the business leaders, mayors and governors who have played oversized roles in the Grand County ski hill's evolution — that are DeFrange’s legacy.
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Trump’s Budget Assault on the Environment Packs a Wallop 19.3.2017 Views
Harvey Wasserman

Donald Trump’s first budget makes his antipathy to the environment clear—and his love for fossil fuels and nuclear power even clearer.

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Hot Property: All over the map 18.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

This week we span the nation, coast to coast, with homes of note locally in Studio City and Culver City to as far away as Connecticut. Sports stars, musicians, a TV giant and a screen legend are among those making up this ever-changing landscape.

Once you’re done checking out these star-studded...

4 Colorado stores among 138 J.C. Penney plans to close nationwide 18.3.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
J.C. Penney will shutter four Colorado locations as part of a nationwide 138-store closure this summer.
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An investor discusses driving change by doing well 17.3.2017 Design & Innovation |
Cary Krosinsky discusses the shift towards value-first impact investing.
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Op-ed: Investing in Rio Grande shelter better than building new ones 17.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Each night, The Road Home Shelter houses 1,100 of our city’s homeless men, women and children. The newly proposed three, 200-bed shelters scattered throughout the city will leave us about 500 beds short. After construction is complete, The Road Home will be demolished, putting our most vulnerable population back on the streets and out in the cold. Abandoning The Road Home shelter is part of the Station Center Project, an initiative the Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency says will convert Rio Gr... <iframe src="" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Trump's budget would torpedo Obama's investments in climate change and clean energy 16.3.2017 Washington Post
Trump's budget would torpedo Obama's investments in climate change and clean energy
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Seaway banking on new credit union owner 16.3.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Known for a storied community history and a recently troubled financial past, Seaway Bank on Chicago's South Side is poised to enjoy better days. Why the upbeat prognosis? Mainly, it's because Seaway will no longer be run as a traditional for-profit bank. Instead, it will soon become an ...
Biting the Biggest Apple: New York’s New Plan to Reward Distributed Energy Resources 16.3.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Ferit Ucar How do we compensate those who add clean electricity to our shared power grid? This fundamental question has affected the rate at which the U.S. has adopted, deployed, and put into use clean, distributed energy resources such as energy efficiency, batteries, electric vehicles, and rooftop and community solar. At the core of our new distributed energy electricity system are resources that work better during specific times and weather conditions, and thereby have more value at some moments than others. So, it’s crucial to take time and location into account to properly identify the value of these clean energy resources and how they should be fairly compensated. Solving for price can spur much needed investment in renewable resources and lower the cost of clean energy development, while reducing emissions. Last week, the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) brought us a step closer to figuring how to fairly compensate distributed energy by issuing a long-awaited order to establish an ...
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Copenhagen, Striving To Be Carbon-Neutral: Part 1, The Economic Payoffs 14.3.2017 Green on
“Making environmental sense, makes economic sense.” — Morton Kabell, Copenhagen’s Mayor of Technical and Environmental Affairs Copenhagen’s rapid energy transition creates new jobs, new economic activity, and new businesses. Copenhagen, Denmark— By focusing on reducing carbon emissions and becoming more sustainable, can cities enhance their citizens’ health, well-being, and comfort, while improving their economies? One need not knock on too many doors in Copenhagen’s Town Hall to find city officials who find this proposition self-evident. They point toward a mounting body of evidence indicating that the same policies that protect the climate also improve the capital city’s economy and global competitiveness. Unpretentious in blue jeans and close-cropped blond beard, Morten Kabell, Copenhagen’s Mayor of Technical and Environmental Affairs, clearly enjoys explaining the rapid progress Copenhagen is making toward becoming the world’s first carbon-neutral city by 2025. Global Recognition Copenhagen has ...
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Inside the big business of investing in supply chains 13.3.2017 Business Operations |
Kellogg, IKEA and others are seizing financial opportunities from improving lives and reducing the environmental impacts of millions of smallholders in supply chains.
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Kentucky Community Hopes Trump Infrastructure Plan Will Fix Water System 13.3.2017 NPR News
In Martin County, the drinking water comes from a river contaminated by sewage and years of coal and gas extraction. Residents hope a new federal focus on infrastructure will help them fix the system.
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Nation’s Largest City-Owned Utility Uses Equity Metrics to Ensure All Residents Have Clean Energy 11.3.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Jorge Madrid This week, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the largest municipal utility in the country, released the Equity Metrics Data Initiative (EMDI) “to track, measure, and report on how its programs are provided to all customers and residents of Los Angeles.” This data will help ensure the utility’s investments and programs are reaching all Angelenos. EMDI is the LADWP’s first effort to use data in the pursuit of equity in planning a clean energy future for all of us. Data gathered during the initiative will be used to create a baseline for measuring the impacts of and access to investment and services from LADWP. These include things like energy efficiency programs, solar incentives, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure ─ tracking how they reach different neighborhoods and customers, particularly those with economic and environmental vulnerabilities. We know this is just the beginning of a process to refine and optimize all aspects of data collection and reporting. ...
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White House Cheers Numbers On Jobs, Border Crossings 11.3.2017 NPR News
The Trump administration got some encouraging signals this week: an employment report shows solid job growth, while illegal border crossings fell sharply.
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