Two-thirds of Americans can't pass a basic financial literacy test, according to a study of 80,000 people by FINRA Investor Education Foundation. That means the majority do not have the knowledge needed to make smart
Most Americans have some type of financial goal, including paying down debt or budgeting better. A recent study by Bankrate shows that most families don't have enough money saved for retirement or short-term emergencies. Americans’ top financial
If there’s one thing that’s been made clear by the longest government shutdown in history, it’s that financial resilience in America is in dangerously short supply. People don’t tend to talk about their financial problems,
The issue of income inequality is front and center in the American conversation. A recent poll showed 66 percent of Americans agree that money and wealth should be more evenly distributed in the United States. Instead, the
In the United States, poverty is a persistent problem affecting the health and well-being of about 40 million people. Part of the challenge, as a recent story in Insights by Stanford Business explains, is that poverty isn't a single problem stemming
Recent research has shown that rising carbon dioxide levels will likely boost yields, but at the cost of nutrition. A new study in Plant Journal from the University of Illinois, U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural
Scientists concerned about sea level rise have long focused on Greenland's southeast and northwest regions, where large glaciers stream iceberg-sized chunks of ice into the Atlantic Ocean. Those chunks float away, eventually melting. But a
Parochialism (a focus on a local area) is often viewed negatively, and is sometimes seen as being akin to "nimbyism" -- characterised by insularity and selfishness. But researchers from the University of Exeter argue that
The combination of naltrexone and ketamine can help treat both symptoms of addiction and depression, a preliminary study by Yale University researchers suggests. Substance abuse and depression are common in many patients, and efforts to
It just got harder to avoid exercise. A few minutes of stair climbing, at short intervals throughout the day, can improve cardiovascular health, according to new research from kinesiologists at McMaster University and UBC Okanagan.
Scientists have managed to grow perfect human blood vessels as organoids in a petri dish for the first time. The breakthrough engineering technology, outlined in a new study published today in Nature, dramatically advances research
In 2007, the European Investment Bank issued its first green bond, a EUR 600 million equity index-linked security, whose proceeds were used to fund renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. A year later, the World
FINDING SOCIALLY responsible investments is easier than ever before, but questions still remain around just what impact these investments are actually having. A responsible fund may call itself a low-carbon exchange-traded fund, but how much carbon is
Impact investment funds should be measured more strictly to ensure they are transparent about how much good their money is doing, the OECD said on Thursday, a day after a hoax letter on environmental investments
Infoverity, a leading systems integrator and global professional services firm, announced today that it has completed a transaction that will transition the company to a 100% employee-owned organization. With the implementation of an Employee Stock
In 2005, Mandy Cabot was set to sell Dansko, known for its closed-back wooden clogs, to Timberland for $150 million. She and her Danish husband, Peter Kjellerup, had built the company from scratch starting in 1990,
In the minds of many entrepreneurs, taking a company public, with shares trading on a public stock exchange, represents the pinnacle of success–a dream come true. For EA Engineering founder Loren Jensen, that dream proved
Welcome to the second annual Oxford Business Fights Poverty Conference. As you view this summary of the conference you will read from a series of topics like Responsible Leadership, Honoring Entrepreneurs, Employee Ownership, Mentoring, Crowdsourcing & Addressing Poverty. Please
Actions speak louder than words: While it may be easy to make promises, true generosity involves actually giving away the greenbacks. To discover who doled out the most money in 2017, Forbes partnered with Boca
More than four years have passed since the Occupy Wall Street movement divided the country into percentages, calling the 99 percent out against the 1 percent. A voice was raised from Zucotti Park in New York City demanding reform
Police searching for missing Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala say they are prioritizing their search based on the possibility that Sala and the other person on board the aircraft, which went missing over the English Channel, have landed on water and made it onto the life raft which was on board the plane.
The Persian gulf country of Bahrain is hoping to attract divers from across the globe with a new "underwater theme park" -- an expansive diving site spanning 100,000 square meters with some unusual features.
The Supreme Court's future is poised to turn into a defining battle in the 2020 presidential election, as justices consider taking up cases that touch some of the nation's most sensitive political divides.
U.S. fast food chain Taco Bell plans to double its international footprint with Asian markets as the main driver for overseas growth as awareness about Mexican cuisine grows, a senior executive said on Wednesday.
Subaru Corp said its sole car factory in Japan, accounting for roughly 60 percent of global production, could be out of action for almost two weeks after it discovered a suspected defect in a power-steering component.
A corner of the market for initial public offerings (IPO) is evading the freeze on stock market flotations inflicted by the U.S. government shutdown, putting the spotlight on listings that usually stay under most investors' radar.
A variety of potentially toxic substances, including the widely-used weed-killer glyphosate, has been found in babies' diapers in France, according to a study on Wednesday by the French environment agency ANSES.
A variety of potentially toxic substances, including the widely-used weed-killer glyphosate, has been found in babies' nappies in France, according to a study on Wednesday by the French environment agency ANSES.
Bayer AG unit Monsanto has asked a California judge in the litigation over its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup allegedly causing cancer to limit evidence by splitting an upcoming trial into two phases, a request previously successful with another judge.
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will pay $269.2 million to settle two whistleblower lawsuits accusing it of civil fraud for overbilling federal healthcare programs over a decade, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday.