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As Big Business Faces Climate Obligations, Microsoft Jumps in With $1B...

Big business is increasingly pointing the finger of blame back at itself regarding global warming -- banks are cutting loans to coal...

EU May Ban Facial-Recognition Software for Five Years Amid AI Privacy...

The European Union is considering banning facial-recognition software in public areas for up to five years so privacy issues surrounding artificial intelligence...

Low-CO2 the Next Gluten-Free? Quorn to Put Carbon Footprint of Products...

Is low carbon footprint a selling point for you? Quorn Foods is going to find out. Just as we’ve...

Investors Poured Record $18.5B Into AI Firms as Tech Transforms Society

Artificial intelligence’s potential to revolutionize our lives is attracting record amounts of cash.Last year, 1,356 AI-related startups in the U.S. raised a...

Frazier Healthcare Tops Target for Life Sciences Fund, Grabbing $617M on...

Frazier Healthcare raised a greater-than-expected $617 million for its latest fund, as private investors’ appetite for healthcare innovation shows no sign of slowing.

Jack Ma, Dan Loeb Behind $2.6 Billion Fintech Deal Targeting International...

The latest fintech opportunity may be in international tourism. With millions more people traveling internationally every year, heavyweight investors...

U.S. Renewable Energy Investment Surges to Record as Investors Shrug Off...

U.S. investors don’t appear to share President Donald Trump’s doubts about renewable energy and climate change, pouring a record amount of cash...

Growing in a Colorado Lab: Green Concrete Bricks That May Cut...

Bricks and mortar may never be the same, thanks to a group of scientists who have created a type of living concrete...

Death Toll From Heart Disease is Spiking, as Private Investors Race...

Once thought manageable, heart disease is making a dangerous comeback in the U.S., killing more than ever with a surprising toll on...

Comcast Kicks Off Sports Tech Accelerator, Teams with NASCAR, NBC Sports

Comcast Corp. is putting a full-court press on its competition as investors and startups discover new opportunities in the increasingly tech-driven sports...

Setting Stage for Davos, World Leaders Say Failing to Act on...

Setting the tone for the World Economic Forum next week in Davos, world leaders are citing failure to act on climate change...

Zero-Emission Hydrogen May Replace Natural Gas — With Government Help, Report...

Hydrogen will play a bigger role in the transition to a green future -- but only with government cooperation.

Pinterest Tops Snapchat Due to “Universal Appeal,” Becomes No. 3 U.S....

Those multitudes of pinned images -- crafts, wedding gowns, fingernails and appetizers -- are pushing Pinterest into the social media stratosphere.

London Launches Government-Owned Clean Energy Company Against Decreasing Private Investments

Years after the U.K. privatized utilities, London’s mayor Sadiq Khan is moving things in another direction, in hopes of stimulating renewable energy...

Millennial Customers Are The Real Target of Visa’s $5.3 Billion Plaid...

Visa wants to be everywhere that millennials want to be, and is spending big bucks to land those young, future customers. 

BlackRock, Shamed for Climate Change Role, Vows to Put Sustainability at...

The world’s largest asset manager seems to have gotten the message. BlackRock, criticized by Al Gore and other environmentalists...

“Shock” to Citizens May Be Needed as Climate Change Fight Fails,...

Would you convert to a plant-based diet to stop climate change? Have one fewer child?Sadly, while personal sacrifices are commendable, they haven’t...

As Pleasure Morphs into “Wellness,” Multi-Billion Dollar Sex Tech Industry Raises...

Sex tech was back at the annual Consumer Electronic Show, with the focus on more polite theme of “wellness,” and less on...

Nestle, Cargill Child-Slavery Motion Draws U.S. Supreme Court Consideration

Can a foreign company be held liable under American law for using child slave laborers in another country if the operations were...

Private Equity Investment in India Jumped to Record, Even as Economy...

Investors’ faith that India would keep building was on display in 2019, even as forecasts project growth to cool even further.

Naio’s Farm Robots Win Investor Cash As Autonomous Field Vehicles Set...

The next 10 years will see robots on every farm, according to Naio Technologies, and the French agtech company is winning investor...

Facing Criticism, BlackRock Joins Climate Action Initiative and Brings Group’s Assets...

BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest asset manager, joined the Climate Action 100+ initiative after mounting criticism in recent months about its dedication...

India Social Media Battle Seen Brewing, As TikTok May Face Challenge...

Facebook is taking the fight against fast-growing Chinese video app TikTok to one of the hottest markets in the world for downloads.The...

PE Fundraising Seen Slowing in 2020 While IPOs Pick Up, Pitchbook...

U.S. private equity firms raised a record amount of money last year, fueled by investors’ appetite for tech. Don’t expect a repeat...

African Startups Raise Record Amounts as Fintech Draws More Investors

Africa’s swift adoption of new technologies is making it one of the world’s fastest-growing tech hubs.  Venture capitalists spent...

Facebook’s New Policy on Political Ads Sparks Criticism, Fails to Ease...

Facebook sparked fresh criticism over how much influence it may have on elections with a new policy that enables users to better...

Shrimp Farming’s Environmental Harm May Do Collateral Damage to Investors with...

Shrimp farming investors have their heads in the sand, focused on growth while ignoring risks from climate change and coastal damage to...

YieldStreet’s Goal to Bring Alternate Assets to Retail Investors Gets Citigroup...

Digital asset management startup YieldStreet’s mission to provide retail investors the opportunity to invest in assets normally reserved for billionaires and institutional...

Second-Hottest Year on Record Highlights Dithering Government Action, Opportunities for Startups

If raging wildfires in Australia and the melting of Greenland’s ice sheet aren’t enough to convince doubting governments that climate change is...

Investors Seeking Opportunities in Battery Technology Offered Blunt Advice: “Run Away”

New energy-storage technologies may help slash greenhouse gases one day, but if someone pitches you an opportunity to invest in them, politely...
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