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A Change in the Weather on Wall Street

The New York Times

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Climate change has a political problem: the countries most affected by it are not the ones in a position to do anything. In many ways, the United States was unconcerned about the issue - until Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast and politicians started to pay attention.

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A Scorecard for Companies With a Conscience

The New York Times

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For triple-bottom-line businesses, there are no guarantees that responsible practices will continue after a sale of the company. 'B corp', a new form of corporation in the United States, is one that aims to maximize not just profit, but social and environmental good.

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Small Business Survival: Government Gridlock Stymies Solutions

The Lo-Down

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A starting point for addressing the problem of small-business extinction - a description of possible solutions being enacted in New York City.

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Cities Saving States

Foreign Policy

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Nigeria is arguably the worst-run of the world’s major countries. This country, and its biggest city Lagos, may show how fragile states can begin to succeed: devolve more power to their cities.

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Solutions to the Climate Crisis: Hidden in Plain Sight

The Huffington Post

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Climate change is obviously a real and present problem - but it needs to become both more covered in the media, as well as respected by corporations, for it to start to be remedied.

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Ethical Businesses With a Better Bottom Line

The New York Times

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Corporations concerned about their social and environmental impact must also consider the costs. Bcorps, a new form of corporation in the U.S., are using a rigorous certification process to gain consumers trust and boost sales.

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Foreclosure Is Not an Option

The New York Times

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Foreclosure affects millions of homeowners and millions more owe more on their mortgages than what their homes are worth. Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People (ESOP), based in Cleveland, OH, offers assistance acting as a negotiating intermediary between loan servicers or lenders and borrowe...

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In Florida Tomato Fields, a Penny Buys Progress

The New York Times

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For decades, migrant workers in Florida have been employed under dreadful conditions, picking produce without breaks under extreme temperatures and women being sexually harassed. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers has demanded that growers increase wages, mandate rest breaks, and prohibit sexual...

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Playing the Odds on Saving

The New York Times

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Lotteries aren’t usually considered part of the solution to a savings crisis experienced across America, particularly by the nation's poor, but with more hopefuls purchasing lottery tickets than setting aside rainy day funds, one organization, Doorways to Dreams, is working to change federal and ...

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'Rare as hens' teeth': Unlikely partnership bringing hope for Alabama jobs to nation's poorest place

AL.com (Alabama Media Group)

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The “Wilcox Works!” initiative aims to help lift an entire county out of poverty - overcoming generations of mistrust, racism, cronyism and bad luck - by bringing a collection of training and social service programs together under one umbrella to provide better job opportunities and economic deve...

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