At Milken, Wall Street touts itself as force for good

At Milken, Wall Street touts itself as force for good

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) – The titans of finance who flock to the annual Milken Institute Global Conference each spring say they believe their quest for profits can also make the world a better place. Bill Barhydt, Founder and CEO, Abra, Alex Mashinsky, CEO, Celsius Network, Anna Irrera, Reuters FinTech Correspondent, Brent McIntosh, U.S. Department […]

How the Officers Who Shot Stephon Clark May Have Violated the Department’s New Lethal Force Policy

How the Officers Who Shot Stephon Clark May Have Violated the Department’s New Lethal Force Policy

The Sacramento Police Department officers who fatally shot unarmed 23-year-old Stephon Clark in his grandparents’ backyard earlier this month may have violated several department policies governing conduct during officer-involved shootings, John Burris, a prominent San Francisco Bay Area civil rights attorney, tells Mother Jones. Burris was involved in drafting the Sacramento City Council mandate that would inform changes made […]

Washington State Just Made It Easier To Prosecute Police for Using Deadly Force

Late last week, after years of gridlock, the Washington state legislature passed, and Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law, a pair of bills that make it easier for prosecutors to charge police officers involved in fatal on-duty shootings. It was only the second time since August 2014—when mass protests in Ferguson, Missouri, energized the Black Lives […]

Autopilot may force rates of borrowing elevated, the latest results wraps up

Autopilot may force rates of borrowing elevated, the latest results wraps up

REAL interest rates in the developed world have been low ever since the financial crisis of 2008-09 (see chart). The global economy might have struggled to recover had that not been the case; higher rates would have caused many more companies and homeowners to default. Central banks are now starting to push rates slightly higher. […]

Ban on plastic microbeads comes into force in the UK

Ban on plastic microbeads comes into force in the UK

Tiny microbeads are too tiny to be filtered out using waste-water treatment processesScience History Images / Alamy Stock Photo By New Scientist Staff and Press Association A UK-wide ban on the manufacture of cosmetics and care products containing tiny pieces of plastic known as “microbeads” has come into force. The move is aimed at protecting […]