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alternet.orgFinance Giant BlackRock Faces Activist Heat for Investing in the War MachineDivest from the war machine, protesters tell the private equity giant. On a dreary Wednesday morning, anti-war protesters gathered in Manhattan to turn up the heat on the world’s most powerful private equity giant, BlackRock. Attendees carried a plethora of signs and chanted a variety of demands, but their main focus was on holding the massive investment company accountable for its controversial activities—mainly investing in the manufacturing of deadly weapons—within the United States as well as around the world.
justice.govIndiana Man Charged With Laundering Proceeds of $7 Million International Investment Scam Through Used Car DealershipAn Indiana man was arrested yesterday in Indianapolis in connection with allegations that he laundered the proceeds of an international advance-fee scheme through a used-car dealership he owned and operated.
marketwatch.comDurable-goods orders sink 1.7% in April, but strip out Boeing planes and the numbers look goodDurable-goods orders fell 1.7% April, but the dropoff stemmed almost entirely from a decline in contracts for Boeing planes. Most businesses took in more orders and increased investment last month.
thetechedvocate.orgWhat are the Top 20 EdTech Opportunities?Spread the loveBy Hannah Aronoff In a post to its blog, LearnLaunch has released research recognizing the Top 20 education technology opportunities for investment and to improve student outcomes.. LearnLaunch is Boston’s leading startup incubator of edtech companies devoted to pedagogical improvement. LearnLaunch partner, Jean Hammond, and MIT Sloan graduate and co-founder of Smile and Learn, Blanca Rodriguez, conducted the study, focusing on why education has often been gradual to adapt to technological innovations. The summation of their research led Hammond and Rodriguez to illuminate both the pressing concerns of educators and the opportunities for entrepreneurs, which enabled them to …