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Barclays, Credit Suisse Settle with Record Fines for Misleading Investors

Dark pools? If it seems as if the names of financial-trading systems are getting murkier these days, you’re not alone. But the SEC and the New York attorney’s office have taken up the task of clearing the water for investors. Last month, regulators convinced Barclays and Credit Suisse to join the long list of financial institutions now accused of misleading investors in dark pool systems. The settlement garnered another $150 million for fed and state coffers and an admission of guilt from Barclays. But will it be enough to head off any more financial trainwrecks?

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Oil Lobby Trolls Obama’s New Tax Proposal

Late last week, President Obama announced he would include a $10 per barrel tax on oil in the FY2016 budget that his administration is proposing to Congress. The oil industry is saying, “No way.”

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The Flint Water Crisis: A Timeline

After the Michigan city switched its drinking water source to the Flint River to save money, enough lead to qualify as toxic waste leached into its drinking water — poisoning hundreds, including children. We took a look back to see where it all went wrong.

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How Technology Innovation Will Save Customer-Owned Solar

Nevada became just the latest state where a public utility commission crushed the economics out of customer-owned solar. When commissions endorse the utility industry’s fairness argument, they are failing to recognize a bigger technology picture.

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Flint Water Crisis: Donations are Rolling In, But Will They Be Enough?

People around the country are rallying behind Flint, Michigan, and sending bottled water to residents in the wake of the city’s ongoing drinking water crisis. Some companies even pledged to continue until the problem is resolved. But will it be enough? And what to do with all that plastic?

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GRI and the SDG Compass: Moving Beyond the Report

The Paris Agreement and SDGs integrate the highest aspirations of the world community, defining the path for a world in transformation. Every sector of global society is called upon to be part of the process. For CEO Michael Meehan, engaging this multi-stakeholder approach is the foundation for the future of GRI and sustainability reporting in the context of our transformative economy.

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The Real Agenda Behind the Oregon Takeover

The real agenda behind the Malheur takeover in Harney County, Oregon, becomes clear: The area is home to a “model” land management agreement that could undermine the movement to privatize federal land.

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Big Win for Solar as California Preserves Net-Metering

A historic decision by the California Public Utilities Commission means that net-metering, which allows rooftop solar owners to connect to the electricity grid and deliver any excess power they generate to other electric customers, has been preserved — in a big win for solar energy in the Golden State.