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A look at what the conflict mineral disclosure requirement uncovered

9/16/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

U.S.-listed companies complying with the conflict mineral disclosure requirement under the Dodd-Frank Act screened an average of 743 suppliers each with 495 of the 1,300 companies citing the number of… Read More

China struggles between promoting growth, financial reform

9/16/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

China is stepping up its measures to boost the country's flagging economic growth. As it does, there are fears that its push for financial reform might be sidelined. Read More

Startups seek a cure for aging

9/16/2014

  • San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) (free registration)

A host of startups are betting they can make breakthroughs that eventually may help reverse the human aging process. A sign of the rising activity in this niche: 11 companies have signed up to compete… Read More

Efforts to fight Ore. wildfire to get state assistance

9/16/2014

  • Washington Times, The

State aid for fighting a wildfire in Oregon has been approved by Gov. John Kitzhaber. The fire has burned at least 2,300 acres and has led to evacuation advisories for nearly 40 homes, with 120 on not… Read More

Analyst: Branches unlikely to disappear because of Apple Pay

9/16/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Even if Apple Pay is adopted quickly in the U.S., it will have a limited effect on the growth of bank branches, says Fred Cannon, an analyst with Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. "Only if mobile payments sign… Read More