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  • Jeremy Grantham, of Investment Management Firm GMO, Says Capitalism Cannot Save Us From Climate Change

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 13, 2018
    Jeremy Grantham, the founder and chief investment strategist at Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. LLC, said that climate change will be the biggest challenge humanity faces in the coming years, and said the capitalist economic system is unequipped to meet that challenge. 
  • Study Finds Female CEOs Do Best When Promoted from Within, Groomed for Position

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 12, 2018
    A recent study looked at every large company CEO succession between 1989 and 2009 and found that female CEOs are most likely to get positive financial results within three years when promoted from within and have spent many years being groomed for the position. 
  • Beyond Financial Impact, Study Finds Student Debt Exacting Emotional Toll on Borrowers

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 11, 2018
    While much has been made of the enormous financial burden placed on student loan borrowers, a recent study has found that the stresses of keeping up with payments is creating emotional difficulties on them as well. 
  • Swiss Referendum Proposes Bold Experiment: Banks Can't Create Money

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 8, 2018
    An upcoming referendum in Switzerland proposes a novel way to approach monetary policy: Commercial banks would no longer be able to create money. That responsibility would be the central bank's alone. 
  • Why Your Parents Might Not Be the Best Source for Financial Advice

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 7, 2018
    While your parents mean well, taking financial advice from them about things like where to put your retirement savings may not be the best idea. 
  • PwC Expands Leadership, Adds 233 New Partners and Principals

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 6, 2018
    Big Four firm PwC has been briskly expanding its leadership team over the past few years, and 2018 is no exception: It recently announced that it will be adding 233 new partners and principals. 
  • Study: Nearly All Workers Want Job Flexibility, Fewer Than Half Have It

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 5, 2018
    A recent study has found  that while pretty much everyone wants more flexibility on the job, fewer than half of people actually have it. 
  • Tempering Expectations that Blockchain Can Fix Everything

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 4, 2018
    A hammer is a wonderful, versatile tool that can be used for many different things. However, virtually all these applications involve hitting something with it. Need to pound down a nail? Flatten a chicken breast? Knock a knight off his horse? A hammer is your best bet. But turning a screw? Falling in love? Balancing monetary policy to prevent runaway inflation? These are situations where a hammer really will hurt more than help. Now, similarly, blockchain holds a great deal of promise to be a wonderful and versatile tool of its own. Not only does it enable cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, serious players are looking to use it for securities transactions, real estate records and contract negotiations. 

    See where we're going with all this? 
  • Survey: Male UK Board Members Don't Think Discrimination Explains Low Numbers of Women on Boards

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 1, 2018
    While a lack of female representation on corporate boards is a truism throughout nearly every western economy, a recent survey of male board members in the United Kingdom shows that they don't believe discrimination to be the cause. 
  • Corporate Debt Now Exceeds Pre-Crisis Levels

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    May 31, 2018
    Companies across the world have taken on increasing amounts of debt as their CFOs take advantage of historically low interest rates and strong investor demand, raising corporate debt levels even higher than they were before the financial crisis.