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“Regulation crowdfunding” is a lot like Kickstarter, with one big difference: When you send money through Wefunder or SeedInvest, you get stocks or bonds instead of CDs and thank-you notes.
Venezuela’s social crisis is widening and even those with money for food struggle to find products on the shelves. With spiraling food shortages and unemployment, hospitals are feeling the pinch as well.
Ten years after outlining his first master plan for Tesla, Elon Musk released a sequel that aroused a wide range of reactions from investors and the media.
Concerns over environmental and social sustainability challenges are the the fastest growing cause behind today’s shareholder proposals, suggests a Harvard Business School study.
Some aren’t happy with the way Tesla and its co-founder, Elon Musk, are responding to a fatal accident involving the company’s autonomous-driving technology. If Tesla hopes to stamp out skepticism among investors and the public, a social media pivot is in order, argues 3p’s Leon Kaye.
WhiteWave, best known for its Silk brand of non-dairy beverages, Earthbound Farms salad mixes and Horizon organic milk, offers Danone an opportunity to bolster its presence in North America and emerging markets.
Volkswagen’s future is electrically charged. Or, that’s the way the company sees it. Fresh out of court, saddled with billions in debt and still facing lawsuits, VW is looking forward. And its course may help accelerate the electric car industry as well.
The U.S., Canada and Mexico took a huge step yesterday in setting new goals to combat climate change. Agreements signed by the three countries include clean energy targets and emissions reductions. Oh, and plans to boost business travel access through better border procedures.
Companies keep talking about how they kick puppies (think: burning coal or selling cigarettes) and then expect us to love them for it, says 3p columnist Henk Campher.
Rough waters are far from over for German carmaker Volkswagen. This week, angry shareholders called for board resignations, while the German regulatory agency BaFin announced further investigations. And there may be even more independent probes to come.