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European markets track global stocks higher; energy companies offer support   
(Saturday - March 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : Stoxx Limited
Source: MarketWatch - The Stoxx Europe 600 SXXP, +0.55% added 0.5% to 380.60 on Friday, after finishing the previous day up 0.7%, and was set for a weekly gain of 2.7%. The U.K.’s FTSE 100 UKX, +0.59% climbed 0.6% to 7,228.75, while...
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Ask Kim: How changes in income affect Medicare premiums   
(Saturday - March 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: Chicago Tribune - Q: I usually have my Medicare premium paid automatically from my Social Security benefits, but I now receive a separate monthly Medicare premium bill in addition to the amount that is debited from my Social Security benefits each...
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ESG funds have never been cheaper as Vanguard sets off fee war   
(Saturday - March 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: InvestmentNews - Sustainable funds — historically more expensive than their ... Now the cheapest for ESG stocks, the Xtrackers MSCI USA ESG Leaders Equity ETF, or USSG, is already the third-largest ESG fund with $865 million after an...
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Optimism over trade, Brexit boost European shares; UBS, Swedbank fall   
(Saturday - March 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : Stoxx Limited
Source: Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide - The pan-European STOXX 600 was up 0.3 percent at 1020 GMT, piercing the Oct. 5 high set on Thursday, and all the major bourses were in positive territory. London’s FTSE 100 outperformed, lifted by its heavyweight oil and...
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Air Canada, United Airlines say 737 MAX groundings to hurt business   
(Saturday - March 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: Reuters - (Reuters) - Air Canada and United Airlines on Friday became the first major carriers in North America to warn of negative impacts on business due to the grounding of Boeing Co’s 737 MAX planes. Air Canada suspended its 2019...
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Petrobras CEO eyes $10 billion of divestments in first four months of 2019   
(Saturday - March 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: Reuters - RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Roberto Castello Branco, the chief executive of Brazil’s Petroleo Brasileiro SA, said on Friday he believes the company will divest some $10 billion in assets in the first four months of 2019,...
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Ocasio-Cortez's 'unfavorable' rating skyrockets, with most people viewing her negatively: poll   
(Saturday - March 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: Fox News - U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s unfavorable rating has spiked after just months in Congress, with most of the public viewing her negatively rather than favorably, a new poll shows. The New York Democrat shot to fame...
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Should You Buy Oriflame Holding AG (STO:ORI) For Its Dividend'   
(Saturday - March 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: Yahoo Finance - Dividends play an important role in compounding returns in the long run and end up forming a sizeable part of investment returns. Oriflame Holding AG (STO:ORI) has recently paid dividends to ...
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U.S. eases protections for threatened bird in Western states   
(Saturday - March 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: Yahoo News - (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Friday amended Obama-era land-use rules put in place to protect a threatened bird in 11 Western states and its shrinking sagebrush habitat, siding with oil and gas interests that opposed...
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Governance Lessons for Cannabis Companies from Purdue Pharma’s OxyContin Crisis – ICR   
(Saturday - March 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.
Source: Yahoo Finance - The disgrace of Purdue Pharma after allegedly pushing OxyContin on doctors is a lesson for fast-growing cannabis companies as they develop environmental, social, and governance standards.
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