How You Can Fight Indoor Air Pollution While Saving On Home Insurance

Lenore Staats

Americans are spending more time at home and indoors than ever before due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. When the pandemic hit, not only did the unemployment rate skyrocket to its worst level since the Great Depression, but those who were able to work remotely started doing so in record numbers. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a stunning 31% of workers switched to working from home by early April 2020. Schools and universities quickly shut down, sending millions of students home to take classes online. With businesses from hotels to restaurants to gyms shuttering seemingly

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SEB dirty money problems ‘not new’, says Swedish FSA after TV show revelations

Lenore Staats

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s financial watchdog said on Wednesday that lender SEB’s past deficiencies regarding money-laundering were well known, after Swedish Television (SVT) aired a programme saying 8.2 billion Swedish crowns ($919 million) in suspicious funds had passed through the bank.

SVT’s allegations were based on leaked suspicious activity reports (SARs) filed by banks and other financial firms with the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), which were reported by U.S. and other media on Sunday.

“The fact that there has been suspected illicit financial flows through SEB in the Baltic region is something that has been

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The Heartbreaking Reason This Touching Dorothy and Sophia Scene Was So Personal for Bea Arthur

Lenore Staats

The Golden Girls tackled both light comedic material and more serious matters over the course of its seven seasons. One scene in which Dorothy talks with her mother Sophia after a heart attack scare was deeply personal for actor Bea Arthur as she had just suffered her own loss.

Estelle Getty, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, and Betty White on 'The Golden Girls'
Estelle Getty, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, and Betty White on ‘The Golden Girls’ | Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank

There was a heart attack scare in 1 episode of ‘The Golden Girls’

The Golden Girls Season 1 Episode 10, titled “The Heart Attack,” involved Sophia (Estelle Getty) believing she was having a

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The fund managers, the sleuths and the mystery of the missing ESG

Lenore Staats

If fund managers are serious about clean investments, they need to get their hands dirty.
That’s the view of Sasja Beslik, head of sustainable finance at Swiss bank J Safra Sarasin, as demand surges for companies that perform well on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
He himself has turned ESG detective in the past, flying to southern India after reading studies that found high water pollution levels around some factories mass-producing medicines.
Accompanied by a cameraman, Beslik spent 10 days meeting villagers and taking samples from streams close to the plants supplying companies that his then-firm had invested in.

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