Food waste is the world’s dumbest environmental problem
If someone asks you to picture where greenhouse gases come from, images of smoggy traffic jams or billowing smokestacks are likely to spring to mind. But your dinner? Probably not so much. Your dinner isn’t simply a delicious, innocent bystander. From the farm to your plate, there’s
Workers at employee-owned business more optimistic than other workers
Today, the Employee-Owned S Corporations of America (ESCA) released a survey by John Zogby Strategies that finds employees who work at private, employee-owned companies are more confident about their jobs and less anxious about their financial futures than other workers. The survey underscores a key benefit of
A living wage for garment workers without higher prices for shoppers
Here’s a novel idea: What if giant fashion brands didn’t derive a profit from pay increases for the underpaid workers making their clothes that are meant purely to bring their incomes up to a living wage?
That radical notion appears in a new joint report by the Boston
Swiss vote to ditch nuclear power for renewable energy
BERLIN - Swiss voters are supporting a referendum to withdraw the country from nuclear power in favour of renewable energy.
A projection from Sunday's referendum shows a majority of cantons (states) voted for the plan. Under Switzerland's direct democracy system, initiatives need a majority of both cantons and
From Trump pushing to change NAFTA, to the British electorate and their hobbling Brexit, to the tide of Islamophobia across the West, there’s one underlying commonality. The thread linking these diverse phenomena is a fear of losing
Today, the Employee-Owned S Corporations of America (ESCA) released a survey by John Zogby Strategies that finds employees who work at private, employee-owned companies are more confident about their jobs and less anxious about their
With the Flipkart and Snapdeal merger on the verge of completion, reports suggest that Snapdeal will offer its staff a $30 million (Rs. 193 crore) bonanza upon the completion of the deal. This news came
When Mark Lindquist purchased Rapid-Line Inc. in 1989, he completed the transaction with a strategy for exiting the business already in mind. Shortly after signing the paperwork to acquire the Wyoming-based contract manufacturer, Lindquist established
If someone asks you to picture where greenhouse gases come from, images of smoggy traffic jams or billowing smokestacks are likely to spring to mind. But your dinner? Probably not so much. Your dinner isn’t
BERLIN - Swiss voters are supporting a referendum to withdraw the country from nuclear power in favour of renewable energy. A projection from Sunday's referendum shows a majority of cantons (states) voted for the plan.
Birds depend on cues from nature to lead their lives — the length of sunlight, temperature changes, ambient scents. For thousands of years, these cues have been remarkably stable and birds have been remarkably consistent
Most rich countries besides the US have hit on a surprisingly simple approach to reducing child poverty: just giving parents money. This idea, known as a child benefit or child allowance, exists in almost every
A 2015 report by the International Labour Organization covering more than 180 countries and over 84% of the global workforce warned of “widespread job insecurity in the global labor market,” finding that only one-quarter of
Nearly a million workers — forming the frontline of India’s faltering public health system — are inadequately trained and are underpaid, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of Health Ministry data, imperilling the country’s healthcare efforts. Accredited
Despite their best efforts, no scientist has ever come close to stopping humans from aging. Anti-aging creams, lotions, potions, crystals and wizard spells can’t stop Old Father Time. But new research from Brigham Young University
Impact investing and sustainable investment solutions are becoming more and more popular on Wall Street. But there is a misconception that these solutions, which consider the environmental and social impact of investments, are not focused
Jason Ingle cofounded and is General Partner for Closed Loop Capital, an early-stage venture capital platform investing in exceptional entrepreneurs leading ventures in agriculture technology and food system innovation, within the United States and Canada.
In the first months of his administration, President Donald Trump has taken steps to reduce federal spending for environmental protection, alternative energy, climate-related science, refugee assistance, humanitarian foreign aid, domestic healthcare and social services programs.
Financial Wellness (also on sister website PFEEF.org)
Americans’ knowledge of personal finance is low even among people who have already made many important and fundamental financial decisions, says WSJ Wealth Expert Annamaria Lusardi of George Washington University. People often argue that financial
Financial education in the workplace can help employees to cope with life issues, with 48 per cent believing that it would enable them to save for retirement, according to a report from Capita Employee Benefits.
Zaydoon Munir emigrated to the U.S. from Baghdad, Iraq, so he knows the difference between an authoritarian regime and a free country. But, despite loving our free-market economic system, he criticizes one major aspect of it:
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Sterling slipped on Tuesday after a suspected suicide attack killed at least 19 people and wounded 59 at a pop concert in the English city of Manchester, while the euro held gains made after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was "too weak".
TOKYO (Reuters) - Raytheon Co and Lockheed Martin Corp are working with Japanese partners on rival projects to develop new radars that will enhance Japan's shield against any North Korean missile strike, government and defense industry sources in Tokyo told Reuters.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Tuesday will ask Republicans who control the U.S. Congress - and federal purse strings - to slash spending on healthcare and food assistance programs for the poor as they push ahead on plans to cut taxes and trim the deficit.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump proposed the sale of half the country's strategic oil reserves, even as producer club OPEC and its allies cut output to tighten the market.
WASHINGTON/DEARBORN, Mich. (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co abruptly named James Hackett as chief executive on Monday, responding to investors' growing unease about the U.S. automaker's slumping stock price and its ability to counter threats from longtime rivals and Silicon Valley.
(Reuters) - The "fiduciary rule" aimed at preventing brokers from recommending inappropriate retirement investments, will take effect on June 9 with no further delays, U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander...
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss private bank Julius Baer saw its assets under management swell 6 percent in the first four months of 2017 to 356 billion Swiss francs ($365.3 billion), echoing strong starts...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration asked on Monday that a major federal court case weighing the fate of the Obamacare cost-sharing subsidies be put on hold again, leaving billions of dollars in payments to insurers up in the air for 2017 and 2018.
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi's biotech drug for adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, the two companies said on Monday.
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chileans are increasingly growing their own cannabis for medical purposes as the conservative South American nation begins loosening legal prohibitions on the formerly illegal plant.