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Source: Common Domain

Here’s what it would take to make college tuition-free

Today 18:10 GMT

Advocates have criticized the relatively small number of public university students benefiting from the program, particularly given the political capital officials have sought to build through the

“The last thing you want is to establish this program, have your first cohort of students and then, realizing that the students are not actually succeeding, have to raise more money,” said Marc Westenburg, director of the Center for Community College Advancement at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education in Washington, D.C.. His organization advises community colleges to start small, then expand to ensure their programs are sustainable.

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Source: Common Domain

5 companies that spent lavishly on stock buybacks while pension funding lagged

Today 05:09 GMT

Even as corporate executives engage in a spree of share buybacks to spur stock prices higher, many have eschewed adding to their employee’s pension pots.

In the chart below, the amount of buybacks and pension contributions between 2009 and 2017 for the five companies is compared alongside their respective pension funding ratio, which represents how much the company can deliver on its future pension obligations as a percentage of the plan’s total assets.

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Source: Common Domain

Cuomo Digs In on Aging Train Tunnel to Penn Station, Telling Trump to Fork Over Funding

Friday 11:47 GMT

In 2015, following a series of crippling power outages at Penn Station caused by damaged cables in the tunnel, Mr. Cuomo stated that New York wouldn’t pay, saying “it’s not my tunnel.”

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo descended into the Hudson River rail tunnel late Wednesday night to showcase the deterioration of the tubes that carry hundreds of thousands of daily commuters across the Northeast—and to press President Trump for federal support to fix them.

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Source: The Guradian

French police question Jean-Luc Mélenchon over alleged misuse of funds

Friday 08:06 GMT

French police have questioned the leftist leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon in connection with two funding investigations after raids on his home and party headquarters this week.

Mélenchon is one of several French politicians, including the far-right leader Marine Le Pen, who are accused of spending funds available to MEPs for their Brussels-based assistants on political staff working in France. Le Pen’s National Rally (formerly Front National) and the centrist Modem party have also been raided by investigators in recent months.

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Source: Common Domain

The Morning Download: Making the ‘C’ in CIO Stand for Culture

Friday 08:05 GMT

To create a more collaborative culture , a CIO in the oil and gas industry asked direct reports at meetings to share a key problem they didn’t have an answer for.

At the same time, many, if not most, organizations have little idea of their current culture, and what it needs to be to compete in the near future. Cultivating a culture that enables change is the biggest barrier to digital transformation, according to Gartner Inc.

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Source: Global News

10-year-old who rocked onstage with Foo Fighters launches fundraiser for ailing friend

Saturday 21:50 GMT

Ten-year-old Collier Cash Rule, who took the stage with Foo Fighters in Kansas last Friday, became a viral sensation after rocking out to some Metallica songs with Dave Grohl and co.

Link for The gofundme is in my bio ??#rockandrollcansavetheday @metallica @foofighters @papa_het_ @larsulrich @robtrujillo @kirkhammett @tommorello @acdc @aliceinchains @mike_inez_official @jerrycantrell @williamduvallofficial @officialseankinney #raredisease #rocknroll #foofighters #metallica #acdc #aliceinchains #rageagainstthemachine . A post shared by Collier Cash (@colliercashguitar) on Oct 14, 2018 at 5:19pm PDT. Foo Fighters invite 10-year old onstage to play Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’. Rule used his rise to online stardom to call out for help in an effort to raise money for one of his best friends.

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Source: Common Domain

Invesco to Buy OppenheimerFunds from MassMutual

Friday 08:05 GMT

Invesco Ltd. said Thursday it has agreed to buy rival money manager OppenheimerFunds Inc. for roughly $5.7 billion in stock from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.

The Wall Street Journal reported in September, citing people familiar with the matter, that Invesco was nearing a deal to buy OppenheimerFunds. The deal will lift Invesco’s total assets under management to more than $1.2 trillion—a milestone achieved in part by an acquisition streak.

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Source: Global News

Guns, cigarettes and prisons: Are Canada’s pension fund investments ethical?

Friday 21:52 GMT

Each claim is researched and assigned a rating based on the following scale:. A little baloney – the statement is mostly accurate but more information is required. Some baloney – the statement is partly accurate but important details are missing. A lot of baloney – the statement is mostly inaccurate but contains elements of truth

The federal Liberals are going to bat for the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) amid ethical concerns over its investment portfolio.

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Source: Common Domain

Investors Are Digging Gold Again

Saturday 05:09 GMT

Investors have poured $278 million into the VanEck gold miner ETF over the past month, according to FactSet, while flows into EPFR-tracked gold funds climbed to an 11-week high last week.

The ascent of companies like Barrick Gold, AngloGold Ashanti and Acacia Mining marks a turnaround from recent episodes of jittery markets


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