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One stunning chart shows how severe this selloff has been: Morning Brief   
February 28, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - The market’s crazy week continued on Thursday. After a mid-morning bounce, the market closed at its lows of the session with a final hour wipeout that results in all three major indexes falling more than 4%. When the dust...
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Yum! Brands to Eliminate Use of Polystyrene Foam by 2022   
February 28, 2020
Source: The Motley Fool - A non-profit organization called As You Sow has successfully lobbied for environmentally friendly changes at Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM). Yum! has committed to fully eliminating the use of expanded polystyrene packaging (commonly...
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Backers say proposed power line would be a vital link to renewable energy. Foes say it would scar pristine Wisconsin landscape and cost too much.   
February 28, 2020
Source: Chicago Tribune - An electrical substation along the Mississippi River is all that remains of the Nelson Dewey Generating Station, one of the dozens of coal-fired power plants that closed across the Midwest during the past decade. Demolishing the...
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Cedar Point, Cedar Fair aggressively work to boost season passholders, hoping to weatherproof attendance   
February 28, 2020
Source: The Plain Dealer Cleveland on MSN.com - SANDUSKY, Ohio — More than half of all thrill-seekers who walked through the gates last year at Cedar Point, Kings Island and other Cedar Fair parks were admitted with a season pass, the highest percentage in company...
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How IBM, Goldman Sachs, PwC and others are responding to the coronavirus threat to the global workplace   
February 28, 2020
Source: Washington Post - IBM, which nearly three years ago ended remote work for some U.S. employees, said Thursday it had asked workers in coronavirus-affected areas to work from home “wherever possible.” The guidance, issued for IBM workers...
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Benchmarking This CEF Sell-Off   
February 28, 2020
Source: Seeking Alpha - We benchmark this week's CEF sell-off to previous periods of market volatility. Despite a substantial equity drawdown that is getting close to the December 2018 levels, CEFs have remained ...
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How Assessing Information Governance Can Improve Privacy in Schools   
February 28, 2020
Source: The Journal - Schools need a formal information governance program to establish a framework that details roles and responsibilities and identifies how records should be treated. This allows schools to effectively manage the growing volumes of...
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YUM! Brands – owner of KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut – to phase out styrofoam packaging by 2022   
February 28, 2020
Source: KRON4 - In a statement released Thursday, YUM! Brands said it is partnering with “As You Sow,” a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition...
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‘E’ Is For Environmental   
February 28, 2020
Source: ETF - An example of one of the highest-rated fossil-fuel-free ETFs on AsYouSow.org is the Etho Climate Leadership U.S. ETF (ETHO), which has a sustainability mandate and 0% investments in fossil fuels, a low-carbon footprint and carbon...
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Making great strides in Power Governance in Afghanistan   
February 28, 2020
Source: United States Army - The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Afghanistan District hosted the Senior Executive Power Governance meeting bringing together key leaders including the Minister of Finance, Dr. Mohammad Qayoumi, Acting Minister of...
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