Asset Managers Highlights
The Perks of Socially Responsible Investing - video   
(Wednesday - March 29, 2017)
Source: Bloomberg - Jerome Dodson, who runs the $3.7 billion Parnassus Endeavor Fund, talks about how he's beating the market with socially-responsible stocks. He spoke with Scarlet Fu and Oliver Renick on "Bloomberg Markets"
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BlackRock cuts fees and jobs; stockpicking goes high-tech   
(Wednesday - March 29, 2017)
Source: Reuters - BlackRock Inc on Tuesday said it would overhaul its actively managed equities business, cutting jobs, dropping fees and relying more on computers to pick stocks in a move that highlights how difficult it has become for humans to...
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Wells Fargo Agrees To $110 Mln Settlement Of Class Action Lawsuit   
(Wednesday - March 29, 2017)
Source: NASDAQ - Wells Fargo & Co ( WFC ) announced that it has reached an agreement in principle to settle a class action lawsuit concerning retail sales practices, which was filed in May 2015 in the Northern District of California. Read...
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Dow-DuPont Deal Wins Conditional Antitrust Approval From EU   
(Monday - March 27, 2017)
Source: Bloomberg - Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co. won European Union approval for a $77 billion merger, overcoming regulators’ concerns with hefty concessions, including the sale of large parts of DuPont’s global pesticide business.
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OPEC, non-OPEC to look at extending oil-output cut by six months   
(Monday - March 27, 2017)
Source: CNBC - A joint committee of ministers from OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers has agreed to review whether a global pact to limit supplies should be extended by six months, it said in a statement on Sunday.
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For Goldman Sachs, a rare pass from shareholder resolutions   
(Friday - March 24, 2017)
Source: KJGO - For the first time in more than a decade, Goldman Sachs Group Inc has managed to avoid any proxy battles with activist shareholders by convincing investors and securities regulators that voting on several proposed corporate...
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Columbia University to Divest from Thermal Coal Producers   
(Friday - March 24, 2017)
Source: Chief Investment Officer - Columbia University’s trustees have voted to divest from companies that earn a significant portion of their revenue from thermal coal production.
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Apple Says WikiLeaks CIA Documents Are Old and Exploits Have Been Fixed   
(Friday - March 24, 2017)
Source: MacRumors - In response to a series of CIA documents leaked this morning that outline exploits the government used to gain access to Macs and iOS devices, Apple gave a statement to TechCrunch claiming that the documents are old and that the...
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In Search of Sustainable Leadership: A Series   
(Friday - March 24, 2017)
Source: Sustainable Brands - Building a ‘sustainable’ brand or enterprise can involve many things. Depending on your circumstances, these might range from generating sustainable solutions for everything from energy to supply chains, packaging, manufacturing,...
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State Department to approve Keystone pipeline permit on Friday: sources   
(Friday - March 24, 2017)
Source: Reuters - The U.S. State Department plans to approve on Friday the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada-to-United States Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project blocked by former President Barack Obama, according to two...
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