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Aug 18, 2014

Case Foundation, Omidyar Network Back White House Effort To Spur Impact Investing

Several weeks ago, the U.S. National Advisory Board to the Social Impact Investment Task Force met at the White House to discuss its newly issued report, "Private Capital, Public Good: How Smart Federal Policy Can Galvanize Impact Investing--and Why ... #Case Foundation #Omidyar Network

Aug 13, 2014

Good government and capitalism meet near Las Vegas

Las Vegas , perhaps the ultimate symbol of capitalism, ironically is bookended by two huge examples of business/government partnership... #Case Foundation #Omidyar Network

Aug 27, 2014

US commander: Taliban will test Afghans in 2015

(AP) -- Afghanistan's election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country's military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said as he stepped down as the top U.S... #Afghanistan #Hamid Karzai #Kabul #Barack Obama #Taliban #John Campbell #US Marine Corps #Ashraf Ghani #Abdullah Abdullah

Aug 31, 2014

Small Business: Alternative lenders can offer quick turnaround

When Marlon Davis, owner of Nesberrys in Valley Stream, needed $12,000 to increase storage space and purchase new freezers for his 2-year-old Caribbean ice cream business, he didn't pursue traditional bank financing. Davis didn't have the time to wai... #Caribbean #Utah #Jordan #Brooklyn, NY #Marlon Davis

Aug 13, 2014

Buenos Aires holidays: Art, opera and very good steak in the capital of Argentina

There are many things to enjoy in Buenos Airea - it's brilliant art galleries, it's fine (yet often remarkably cheap) restaurants. Just watch out for the Latino lovely who whisks your husband away, says Deirdre Fernand... #Caribbean #Utah #Jordan #Brooklyn, NY #Marlon Davis

Aug 28, 2014

The mining investment boom is over, so where to now?

Like new Simpsons episodes, its not as bad as you expected but not as good as it used to be so we need exports to kick in No issue is more pertinent to the Australian economy than the transition from the end of the mining boom. Construction and capit... #Caribbean #Utah #Jordan #Brooklyn, NY #Marlon Davis

Aug 26, 2014

US health official: Ebola has 'upper hand'

(AP) -- The Ebola virus has the "upper hand" in an outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, a top American health official said, adding that experts have the tools to stop it. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for D... #West Africa #Sierra Leone #Liberia #Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf #Centers for Disease Control and Prevention #Republic of Guinea

Aug 27, 2014

Pakistan minister urges opposition to ease demands

(AP) -- A Cabinet minister on Wednesday urged Pakistan's two key opposition figures leading mass rallies outside parliament to back off their demand for the prime minister's resignation in ongoing talks with the government. The call by Railways Minis... #Pakistan #Islamabad #Lahore #Nawaz Sharif #Imran Khan

Aug 25, 2014

Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn't deter tourists

(AP) -- Businesses in California's wine capital on Monday mopped up thousands of dollars in high-end vintages, swept glass from ghostly downtown streets ordinarily bustling with tourists and rushed to reopen in advance of the summer's last holiday we... #San Francisco, CA #California #Napa Valley #Napa, CA

Aug 23, 2014

Rosol of Czech Republic wins Winston-Salem Open

(AP) -- Lukas Rosol got a few big breaks on his way to the Winston-Salem Open final, and a few more in winning his first ATP Tour title of the year. The Czech rallied from a set down Saturday to beat Poland's Jerzy Janowicz 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-5 in the c... #San Francisco, CA #California #Napa Valley #Napa, CA