A new global, satellite-based study of Earth’s freshwater distribution found that Earth’s wet areas are getting wetter, while dry areas are getting drier. The data suggest that this pattern is due to a variety of factors, including human water management practices, human-caused climate change and natural climate
ARGI Financial co-founder sells his shares in the company's ESOP
Ron Butt, senior partner and co-founder of ARGI Financial Group, has sold his shares in the company. Butt agreed to allow other partners and the company's employee stock ownership plan, or ESOP, to buy him out of the company's ownership group, according to a news release. With this
Jobs in renewable energy hit 10.3 million last year, report finds
Over 500,000 new jobs were generated by the renewable energy industry last year, a 5.3 percent rise when compared to 2016, according to a report.
The number of people working in the renewable energy sector — including large hydropower — hit 10.3 million in 2017, the International Renewable
Nonprofit Manufacturer Could Keep Generic Drug Costs Down
HealthDay News — A nonprofit manufacturer could help keep generic drug prices down and maintain their supply, according to a perspective piece published in the issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Dan Liljenquist, J.D., from Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, and colleagues discuss generic drug
Ron Butt, senior partner and co-founder of ARGI Financial Group, has sold his shares in the company. Butt agreed to allow other partners and the company's employee stock ownership plan, or ESOP, to buy him out
What began as an annual employee summit turned into an emotional gathering culminating with bottles of beers being cracked open. The latter was encouraged by the owners, and with good reason. Great Lakes Brewing Co. owners
Employee Stock Ownership Plan, or ESOPs, are in focus following the Walmart-Flipkart deal with Flipkart employees being allowed to encash ESOPs fully over the next 2 years. An employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is a
A new global, satellite-based study of Earth’s freshwater distribution found that Earth’s wet areas are getting wetter, while dry areas are getting drier. The data suggest that this pattern is due to a variety of
Over 500,000 new jobs were generated by the renewable energy industry last year, a 5.3 percent rise when compared to 2016, according to a report. The number of people working in the renewable energy sector
The first ever World Inequality Report was published recently by the leading economists who created the World Wealth and Income Database. The report serves as the most authoritative and up-to-date account of the state of global inequality in
One of the mysteries of personal finance has been the disconnect between the income inequality afflicting the working public and the claims by fiscal conservatives that most people's retirement lifestyles will be perfectly comfortable. A
What does economic inequality really look like? Income alone doesn’t give a complete picture. Income inequality describes the gap between a six-figure salary and minimum wage. But the more alarming gap occurs in wealth —
HealthDay News — A nonprofit manufacturer could help keep generic drug prices down and maintain their supply, according to a perspective piece published in the issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Dan Liljenquist,
Researchers have developed new technology for decoding neuromuscular signals to control powered, prosthetic wrists and hands. The work relies on computer models that closely mimic the behavior of the natural structures in the forearm, wrist
Tuberculosis, a disease fueled by poverty, overcrowding and undernutrition, is a global barometer of deprivation. Of the more than 4,000 men, women and children TB kills every day, most are poor. TB's connection to poverty
In 1970, economist Milton Friedman published his seminal magazine article, “The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits.” Since then, the line between portfolio management and philanthropy, profit and purpose, has blurred. Profits
The Rockefeller Foundation and UBS Optimus Foundation are backing a new financing tool to bring clean water to 1.4 million Ugandan school children, saying the model can potentially be replicated across other countries and sectors.
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Not having enough emergency savings for unexpected expenses is the most frequently cited financial concern for Millennial (48%) and Generation X (51%) employees, while not being able to retire when they want to is the
Counting down to payday is a stressful, but all too common practice. Unfortunately, an August 2017 CareerBuilder survey found that the vast majority (78 percent) of the 3,462 full-time U.S. workers polled said they live paycheck to
Mary Banda in Zambia runs a small restaurant in one of Lusaka’s oldest markets. Before she learned that financial services could make the way she did business easier, her profits were low. But today, her profits
Welcome to the second annual Oxford Business Fights Poverty Conference. As you view this summary of the conference you will read from a series of topics like Responsible Leadership, Honoring Entrepreneurs, Employee Ownership, Mentoring, Crowdsourcing & Addressing Poverty. Please
Wars characterize the twentieth century, with the U.S. featuring as a significant player. The self-pronounced reputation of the U.S. as “rescuer of the world” continued at the turn of the century with 9/11 and the
GRANITE CITY, Ill. (Reuters) - After Donald Trump was elected president in 2016 on a pledge to "Make America Great Again" and revive the country's old industrial heartland, Dave Chrusciel hoped someday to return to his previous job at the steel mill here in this southern corner of Illinois.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican miner and infrastructure firm Grupo Mexico on Friday said in a statement that seven freight train derailments were due to "sabotage" and would cost the company 312 million pesos ($16 million).
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Audi Chief Executive Rupert Stadler said the diesel emissions affair was not over and promised to stay at the helm of the German luxury car maker, a German newspaper reported on Saturday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration told lawmakers the U.S. government has reached a deal to put Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp back in business after it pays a significant fine and makes management changes, a senior congressional aide said on Friday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A South Carolina jury on Friday could not agree on a verdict in a case of a woman whose family said her long-term use of Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder led to her death from asbestos-related cancer, resulting in a mistrial.
(Reuters Health) - Heart disease death rates vary substantially at Veterans Affairs hospitals nationwide, and a new study suggests that this holds true not just for hospitalized patients but also for outpatients.
(Reuters Health) - For the past four years, since Facebook and Apple began paying for employees to freeze their eggs to delay childbirth, healthy women are increasingly trying to slow their biological clocks by banking their oocytes, or eggs.
DAKAR (Reuters) - With more than twice as many Ebola outbreaks as any other country since the virus was discovered in 1976, Congolese are familiar with its destructive power, yet fear and suspicion of medical authorities are still hindering efforts at containment.