American Federation of Teachers Pension Trustees Consider Russian Asset Divestment
American Federation of Teachers Pension Trustees Consider Russian Asset Divestment
2022-03-11 17:09:59
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — The American Federation of Teachers is urging its pension trustees to immediately review investments with ties to Russia following the country’s invasion of Ukraine. The AFT, founded in 1916, is an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor... Read More

Survey Finds Farmer Sentiment Rising on Strengthened Financial Position
2022-01-04 15:31:32
by Dan McCue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A monthly measure of farmer sentiment rose last month, something it had only managed to do once before in all of 2021, according to Purdue University's Center for Commercial Agriculture and the CME Group. The two... Read More

How the Pandemic is Changing Telehealth Investments in Rural Areas
2021-09-07 20:07:17
by Alexa Hornbeck

The Biden Administration is investing more than $19 million to expand telehealth access to rural and underserved communities, and Mend, a telemedicine and AI-powered patient engagement platform, is looking to prioritize access in rural areas where there is less internet... Read More

How Climate Change is Impacting Investment
2021-03-23 20:47:24
by Victoria Turner

WASHINGTON - Emma Howard Boyd, chairwoman of the United Kingdom’s Environmental Agency, would like you to invest your pension in environmentally-friendly financial funds, she urged today during a Peterson Institute for International Economics event entitled, “Economic Impact of Climate Change.”... Read More

Federal Reserve Bank President Links Wage Inequity to Lack of Educational Investment
2021-02-03 21:22:45
by Victoria Turner

The high cost of higher education, lack of adequate college preparation for all and the “digital divide” between rural and urban populations are all areas in which greater investment is needed, according to the president of the Federal Reserve Bank... Read More

Senior Citizens
Legislation to Protect and Increase Sustainable Retirement Investment
2020-12-17 20:26:36
by Sean Trambley

WASHINGTON – This week, Reps. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, Andy Levin, D-Mich., and Brendan Boyle, D-Pa., sponsored the Sustainable Investment Policy Act and the Retirees Sustainable Investment Policies Act, two pieces of legislation aimed at protecting and increasing sustainable investments. The... Read More

Congress Plans for Financial Damage Caused by Ignoring Climate Change
2020-01-04 00:17:41
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Environmentalists and a South Carolina mayor warned Congress recently that climate change will take an increasing toll on the lives and finances of Americans if the federal government does not act soon. They discussed how greenhouse gas emissions... Read More

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