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Ocean plastics: How much do rich countries contribute by shipping their waste overseas?

Our World Data – Hannah Ritchi: “Many countries ship plastic waste overseas. How much of the world’s waste is traded, and how big is its role in the pollution of our oceans? Most of the plastic that enters the oceans from land comes from rivers in Asia. More than 80% of it.Only a small amount… Continue Reading

CFPB Publishes New Bulletin Analyzing Rise in Crypto-Asset Complaints

“Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a new complaint bulletin that highlights complaints the CFPB received related to crypto-assets. Consumers most commonly reported being victimized by frauds, theft, account hacks, and scams. Consumers also had issues with executing transactions and transferring assets between exchanges. Many consumers had issues with accessing funds in their… Continue Reading

FBI warns scammers now impersonate refund payment portals

Bleeping Computer: “The FBI warns that tech support scammers are now impersonating financial institutions’ refund payment portals to harvest victims’ sensitive information and add legitimacy. In today’s public service announcement, the federal law enforcement agency said that the fraudsters trick victims (generally someone from within the elderly population) via email or phone calls into giving… Continue Reading

What to Do When You’ve Been Hacked

PCMag: “When your email, credit card, or identity gets hacked, it can be a nightmare. When you discover that your personal information has been hacked, your first thought may be, why me? Why couldn’t it have been someone else? In truth, you might have fallen victim for a reason, perhaps a weak, easily guessed password,… Continue Reading

Find and support a charity that aligns with your passions

“Charity Navigator is a research tool for anyone looking to make a difference. You can use Charity Navigator to find and support thousands of charities that align with your passions and values. We use data from the IRS, partners, an Charity Navigator’s Giving Basket empowers you to support multiple charities in one convenient checkout while… Continue Reading

Amazon Becomes the First Company Ever to Lose $1 Trillion in Stock Value

Gizmodo: “Amazon, one of the first companies to join the prestigious $1 trillion dollar valuation club, just passed another, admittedly less desirable milestone. This week, Jeff Bezos’ Everything Store became the first publicly traded company to lose $1 tillion in market valuation. The mind boggling figures, first noted by Bloomberg, are the results of a… Continue Reading

DOJ and SEC Investigating FTX Collapse as Entire Crypto Market Plunges

Gizmodo: “The Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating FTX, a crypto platform that halted withdrawals on Tuesday, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. And while the SEC’s investigation has reportedly been going “for months,” the agency’s scrutiny has only expanded this week following the liquidity crisis at… Continue Reading

New Database Eases Release of Judges’ Finance Reports

United States Courts: “A new free public database of federal judges’ financial disclosure reports (FDRs), including periodic transaction reports (PTRs), was launched today by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Once users register in the new database, they can access an electronic version of federal judges’ reports. The new database design allows members of… Continue Reading

Federal Reserve Board – Financial Stability Report

Financial Stability Report November 2022 – “This report presents the Federal Reserve Board’s current assessment of the stability of the U.S. financial system. By publishing this report, the Board intends to promote public understanding by increasing transparency around, and creating accountability for, the Federal Reserve’s views on this topic Financial stability supports the objectives assigned… Continue Reading

Microsoft President Wants More Training for Workers to Fight Climate Change

Bloomberg via Yahoo – “Microsoft Corp. President Brad Smith is calling for companies, schools and governments to dramatically increase training workers for new and redesigned roles tackling the climate crisis. The software giant, which has pledged to remove more carbon than it emits by 2030, says the lack of skills in areas like carbon accounting,… Continue Reading

Wharton, Berkeley, NYU Offering Online M.B.A.s for the First Time

WSJ: “Starting next year, executive M.B.A. students at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania can earn the $223,500 degree from their living rooms.  After years of resistance, some of the country’s top business schools are starting virtual M.B.A. programs that require only a few days of in-person instruction. Wharton and Georgetown University’s McDonough… Continue Reading

Net Zero and Beyond: A Deep-dive on Climate Leaders and What’s Driving Them

South Pole’s 2022 net zero report took a closer look at over 1,200 private companies across 12 countries and 15 sectors with a sustainability or corporate social responsibility lead to get an indication of how some of the more climate-aware companies in the market are progressing (or not) on their net zero journey today. Among… Continue Reading