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Business

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

Why Globalcreate?

 

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

On Food Waste, The US Could Learn a Lot from Europe

Some countries are addressing food waste better than others. In many ways Europe leads the way, and the U.S. should pay attention.

The U.S. tosses a staggering $161 billion worth of food every year. While numerous

Employee Ownership

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

Flipkart Takeover May Leave Snapdeal’s Employees Richer

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

Sharing the wealth: ESOPs offer business owners an exit strategy, if they plan ahead

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

Environment

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

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.

Bird Migration Patterns Are Getting Wrecked by Climate Change

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

Poverty and Prosperity

Child poverty in the US is a disgrace.

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

If You Live in an Area with High Income Inequality, You’re More Likely to Burn Out at Work

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

How poverty makes people less likely to vote

When the polling stations open next month, it is likely that many of the poorest people will stay away. Britain’s democracy is a divided one. At the 2010 general election, there was a gaping 23

Health

Living in a poor area increases the risk of anxiety in women, but not men

Women living in the most deprived areas are over 60 per cent more likely to have anxiety as women living in richer areas. However, whether men live in poorer or richer areas seems to make very

Poor pay, training impede India’s health workers

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

High levels of exercise linked to nine years of less aging at the cellular level

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

Goldman Sachs analysts on impact investing

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

Bottom Line, Front Line — How Impact Investors Battle Global Crises

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.

Why Impact Investing May Flourish In The Age Of Donald Trump

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)

How Much Financial Knowledge Do People Acquire as They Age? Not Much.

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 helps employees cope with life issues, research finds

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.

What If Your Credit Score Measured Your Financial Potential–Not Past Mistakes?

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:

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  • Exclusive: U.S., Japanese firms collaborating on new missile defense radars - sources May 23, 2017
    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.
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    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.
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    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.