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Why Were So Many Chinese Company Stocks Suspended? - Bank loans against stocks

At least 1,331 companies have halted trading on China’s mainland exchanges, freezing $2.6 trillion of shares, or about 40 percent of the country’s market value, Bloomberg News… 378 more words

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'Gift Horse' by Hans Haacke

A plinth statue, named ‘Gift Horse’, standing on Wednesday 1st July 2015, in Trafalgar Square was created by Hans Haacke (b. 1935 in Cologne). The statue, which was unveiled by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, displays the latest share price of United Kingdom FTSE 100 companies.

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Strong Truck Standards Cut Costs and Emissions

By Carol Lee Rawn, Director, Transportation Program

— Ceres Posted on Jun 04, 2015

Next week, we expect to see proposed federal regulations governing the fuel economy of freight trucks. 533 more words

Pragmatic Politics Versus Moral Principle

A Farm Level View on Supply Chain Water Risk

WATSONVILLE, CA—Lettuce is a thirsty crop in parched California. It takes roughly 12 gallons to grow a single head, and Chris Willoughby, a mid-sized grower of leafy greens, broccoli and cabbage, is doing his best to cut back on that amount.  834 more words

Pragmatic Politics Versus Moral Principle

California's Water Crisis Is The Result Of Market Failure As Much As Drought

Weak pricing signals. Poor accounting. Byzantine rules. These are just a few of the reasons why California is in the midst of a water crisis. A lack of rainfall is perhaps the least of the state’s problems. 640 more words

Pragmatic Politics Versus Moral Principle