Finance Employees Are Fastest Growing Segment of Local Government Workforce

Finance Employees Are Fastest Growing Segment of Local Government Workforce

Most local governments haven’t been on hiring sprees lately. But one area where they appear to be adding employees is finance. The latest data from the Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll shows that employees working in finance-related roles increased 5.4 percent between 2014 and 2017. While that might not be a […]

Stocks mixed ahead of midterm elections

Stocks mixed ahead of midterm elections

Stocks were mixed Monday as the equity market braces for a potential congressional shake-up following the US midterm elections. The S&P 500 (^GSPC) rose 0.2%, or 5.32 points, as of 10:56 a.m. ET, while the Dow (^DJI) advanced 0.51%, or 129.9 points. The Nasdaq (^IXIC) fell 0.97%, or 71.38 points, as shares of Apple (AAPL) continue […]

Clean finance needs to include traditionally 'dirty' industries

Clean finance needs to include traditionally 'dirty' industries

Toby Heaps is chief executive of Corporate Knights Inc. and Annette Verschuren, O.C., is chair and CEO of NRStor Inc. The rising tide of investor interest in green bonds – which has tripled since 2015 – and in clean finance more generally is indisputable. But if we are going to navigate our way to safer […]

Stocks fall, snapping three-day winning streak

Stocks fall, snapping three-day winning streak

US equities fell Friday after a choppy day of trading, with tech sector declines pulling indices lower. The S&P 500 (^GSPC) fell 0.65%, or 17.69 points, at the end of trading, while the Dow (^DJI) slipped 0.45%, or 114.59 points. The Nasdaq (^IXIC) fell 1.04%, or 77.06 points. Stocks pared heavy losses after President Donald Trump told […]

An easier way to make a finance complaint

An easier way to make a finance complaint

Today marks day one for David Locke, the Chief Ombudsman of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA).  Mr Locke says AFCA was established to help consumers and small businesses resolve a complaint about a financial product or service for free. “It could be about credit or investments, financial advice that’s been received, or it could […]

Voters Could Clamp Down On Ethics, Campaign Finance At The Ballot Box

Voters Could Clamp Down On Ethics, Campaign Finance At The Ballot Box

Voters in Missouri cast ballots on Election Day 2016. This year, it’s one of many states where voters will decide on ballot measures aimed at stricter government ethics rules. Whitney Curtis/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Whitney Curtis/Getty Images Voters in Missouri cast ballots on Election Day 2016. This year, it’s one of many states […]

Finance ministry getting anti-sanctions packages prepared

Finance ministry getting anti-sanctions packages prepared

TEHRAN- The newly appointed Iranian Finance Minister Farhad Dejpasand announced on Sunday that his ministry is having the packages to shield U.S. sanctions prepared. Dejpasand who received votes of confidence from lawmakers in a Saturday session of the Majlis with 200 yeas, 50 nays, and 15 abstentions, made the remarks in a radio interview. Putting […]

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