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Divestment won’t help environment, and it could hurt pensioners

Divestment won’t help the environment, but it could hurt pensioners. Massachusetts should do what’s best for its residents and retirees and reject this empty gesture. read more

UC money plan aids environment, but divestment uncertain

A UC panel proposed Tuesday that environmental ... for divestment. In an early draft of its report, the panel of UC regents, administrators, faculty and students took a stronger stand against such divesting, saying that it could hurt the university ... read more

The divestment movement is gaining steam. What can it achieve?

It would take an extraordinarily large amount of divestment to actually hurt a company’s stock price ... And I divested my little personal pension fund, and they still didn’t,” jokes Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners, a Christian social justice ... read more

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A New Divestment Focus on Campus: Fossil Fuels

The push also comes as some big institutional investors are paying more attention to broader programs devoted to environmental ... and divesting themselves of certain stocks could hurt endowment returns without addressing the causes of climate change. read more

Bill McKibben on Fight Against Keystone XL, Fossil Fuel Divestment and Obama's Failures on Climate

Well, in January, a long-awaited environmental impact statement from the State ... to transport all of it to where it needs to go. AMY GOODMAN: So, Bill McKibben, if you could respond to what President Obama said, and then talk about further what you ... read more

Divest terror

Cutting off such business could hurt the bad guys ... even as the proceeds help them enable murderous terror and other threats against this country. It seems, therefore, the time is ripe to apply to the terror-enablers the divestment campaign techniques ... read more

Does Bill de Blasio Have Enough Friends?

“There are not many people willing to stand shoulder to shoulder with the mayor on individual issues because it could hurt their individual brand ... and public relations dilemmas: only ask for help when you have to. This has been a problem in ... read more

Treasurer hopeful Deb Goldberg warns of casino impact on small business, says she'd leverage business background to boost commonwealth

Deb Goldberg one of three Democrats and one Republican running to become the next treasurer of Massachusetts ... Springfield’s pension fund is the worst-funded in the state. Is there anything else the state should be doing to help cities and towns ... read more

Nilesh Shah sees mkt in range in Dec; picks sectors for '13

Target of 5.3 percent, which is revised from 5.1 percent of the last budget, is not going to be easy, especially considering the fact that the telecom spectrum and the divestment numbers are not there as per the budgeted estimate. The oil subsidy could be ... read more


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