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Chinese billionaire arrested for crossing 'red line' of political activism

BEIJING – In a crackdown on dissent ahead of a crucial Communist Party gathering next month, Chinese authorities on Sunday formally arrested a billionaire venture capitalist who has turned his wealth toward supporting human rights issues.<p>The detention of Wang Gongquan, who was held on suspicion of …

The Cost Of Failure: Who Are The Most Overpaid CEOs On Wall Street?

As of May 31, 2013, the highest-paid CEO in banking was Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS), with $26 million a year. He made this …

"When fear, anxiety and powerlessness pervade the public sphere, it might be helpful to draw on emotional intelligence to consider how to rebuild trust," writes Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner in this post on business, trust and faith. Here are four ways businesses can build trust. http://forumblog.org/2013/10/four-ways-for-businesses-to-build-trust/ Photo: Reuters

Arctic temperatures at 44,000-year high

As ice caps like this one, nicknamed Sputnik, melt, they expose tiny plants that have been frozen there for millennia, giving clues to the past climate.<p>Plenty of studies have shown that the Arctic is warming and that the ice caps are melting, but how does it compare to the past, and how serious is …

Climate Change

The President's Devotional: What Obama 'Did In Secret' In Newtown (EXCERPT)

<i>Excerpted from THE PRESIDENT’S DEVOTIONAL: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama, by Joshua DuBois by arrangement with HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins. Copyright © Joshua DuBois 2013.</i><p><b>By Joshua Dubois</b><p>The White House is not supposed to be a place for brokenness. Sheer, shattered, …

Governors pledge to get millions of zero-emission cars on the road

The push to get more zero-emission vehicles on U.S. roads got a significant boost as eight governors pledged to get 3.3 million non-polluting cars on the roads by 2025.<p>The agreement by the leaders from California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Oregon, Maryland, Rhode Island, New York and Vermont …

Electric Vehicles

Mizuho Financial Group (TOK: 8411) Did Make Loans To Yakuza Gang Members But Is Found Innocent Of Covering It Up

A Japanese bank was cleared of having intentionally covered up loans to Japanese criminal gangs, a Japanese government agency report said Monday.<p>The …

McDonald's slammed over Ronald McDonald House giving

An advocacy group charges that McDonald's, the world's biggest fast-food company, is a minor contributor to Ronald McDonald House Charities even as it earns 100% of the PR benefit.<p>McDonald's is basically a minor financial supporter of its own Ronald McDonald House Charities and should immediately …

Ben Bernanke's Hubris Has Him Attempting To Challenge The Laws Of Gravity

Why is America’s top central banker standing in the way of economic growth and a strong U.S. dollar? If you’re wondering what the answer is to this, and why the monetary madness shows no sign of stopping, you’re not alone. Many Fed observers remain aghast at the power our unelected Fed Chairman has …

Social Impact Bonds: Building A Financial Market For Social Outcomes

<i>In the lead up to the 2013 Igniting Innovation Summit on Social Entrepreneurship, the Skoll World Forum is featuring the ideas and innovations of several speakers and delegates, all of whom are writing on entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to some of the world’s most pressing social issues.</i> …

Fifth of wine sold worldwide is 'fake'

A fifth of global wine sales involve forgeries, it has been claimed, a day after a Frenchman was jailed for selling fake Grand Crus labels to an unsuspecting Bordeaux collector<p>Counterfeit wine accounts for some 20 per cent of international sales, according to unofficial wine industry estimates …

Selling

Chinese boy, 10, 'ordered' to jump from building by teacher after talking in class

A Chinese father is calling for an inquiry after his 10-year-old son threw himself from a high-rise building, allegedly on the orders of a teacher who caught him talking in class<p>A 10-year-old boy fell to his death from a 30-storey block of flats after a primary school teacher “ordered” him to jump, …

Self-Criticism

Why corporations like Microsoft are investing in renewable energy

Microsoft joins the growing ranks of firms - including Walmart, Google and Ikea - that are investing in renewable energy. Do these deals make good business sense?<p>In a move that underlines the growing appeal of corporate investment in renewable energy, Microsoft announced Monday that it will power …

Renewable Energy

SunWater Gives Farmers an Affordable Way to Pump Water Using Solar Power

Many people around the world rely on cash crops to create extra income for their families. During the dry season, shallow wells and drought are …

Farming