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CSR Reports CSR Reports feature and link to recently published, non-financial Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability reports. The CSR Reports page also lists any press releases associated with the publication of a given report. Reports are associated with an issuing CSRwire member. Detroit bankruptcy: A master time line Key dates and developments in Detroit's historic trip through Chapter 9 bankruptcy. January: Gov. Rick Snyder takes office, begins discussing Detroit's financial distress with New York-based investment banker and Detroit native Ken Buckfire. Dec. 21: Treasurer Andy Dillon delivers assessment that the city is in state of "probable financial distress," a prerequisite to appointment of an emergency manager. Dec. 27: Snyder appoints 10 members to a review team to assess Detroit's finances. March 26: Financial review team says Detroit is in severe financial distress.

The Listicles Guide to Celebrity Web Startups Our friends over at Listicles are the masters at highlighting and compiling lists on the web -- "articles that are lists that are articles that are lists (on a blog)" -- so it only seemed fitting to invite them over to school us on awesome list-making and compiling. Keep reading to learn a thing or two from the pros, and be sure to visit their site for a one-stop shop for the latest and greatest lists on the Internet. Stars aren't "just like us." They've got cash and a posse of enablers to bring their every whim to life. That used to mean silly vanity brands, like perfume lines and production companies, but in the late-aughts, it means web startups.

Marketing Mindset, Wealth Mindset & Millionaire Mindset Infusion The marketing mindset is everything. That is why this wealth mindset and millionaire mindset experience is powerful. Infuse your brain with success here. The Relationship Between Facebook and Privacy: It's Really Complicated: Tech News « The tension between Facebook and its users — and governments, and advocacy groups — over privacy is one of the biggest thorns in the company’s side right now, as it tries to balance the demands of the network (and of advertisers) with the desires of users, and with the law. And all of this is taking place in an environment where the very meaning of what is “private” and what is “public” is being redefined, by Facebook and other online giants such as Google, and even users themselves sometimes can’t decide what information they want to share with the world and what they don’t. Over the past few weeks, the social network has been caught at the center of a privacy maelstrom, with consumer groups attacking it — 15 of them filed a formal letter of complaint with the Federal Trade Commission late yesterday — senators sending threatening letters, and growing numbers of users canceling or deactivating their accounts over privacy concerns. And privacy?

Measuring Worth - Measures of worth, inflation rates, saving calculator, relative value, worth of a dollar, worth of a pound, purchasing power, gold prices, GDP, history of wages, average wage Measures of Worth Lawrence H. Officer and Samuel H. Williamson Clearly, intrinsic values, objects, or events are difficult, if not impossible, to measure in money terms.

Timeline: Detroit’s road through bankruptcy March: Michigan's Public Act 4 emergency manager law takes effect, giving state-appointed overseers of financially troubled cities the power to tear up contracts and make other unilateral moves usually reserved for locally elected officials. November: Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says the city could run out of cash by April 2012 and have a shortfall of $45 million by June 30. December: State Treasurer Andy Dillon orders a preliminary financial review of Detroit, announces the city is in "probable financial stress" and recommends Gov. Internet Slang Dictionary The Internet slang dictionary is sorted by letter.Click on a letter above to see the corresponding slang terms and definitions. Internet slang consists of slang and acronyms that users have created as an effort to save keystrokes. Terms have originated from various sources including Bulletin Boards, AIM, Yahoo, IRC, Chat Rooms, Email, Cell Phone Text Messaging, and some even as far back as World War II. Internet Slang is also called AOL speak, AOLese, AOLbonics, netspeak, or leetspeak (although leetspeak traditionally involves replacing letters with numbers and is reseved for games). While it does save keystrokes, netspeak can prove very hard to read.

Guanxi For the autonomous region, see Guangxi. Guanxi describes the basic dynamic in personalized networks of influence, and is a central idea in Chinese society. In Western media, the pinyin romanization of this Chinese word is becoming more widely used instead of the two common translations—"connections" and "relationships"—as neither of those terms sufficiently reflects the wide cultural implications that guanxi describes.[1] Guanxi has a major influence on the management of businesses based in China, and also those owned by overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia, known as the bamboo network.[2] Description and usage[edit]

Internet censorship Internet censorship is the control or suppression of what can be accessed, published, or viewed on the Internet. It may be carried out by governments or by private organizations at the behest of government, regulators, or on their own initiative. Individuals and organizations may engage in self-censorship for moral, religious, or business reasons, to conform to societal norms, due to intimidation, or out of fear of legal or other consequences.[1] The extent of Internet censorship varies on a country-to-country basis. While most democratic countries have moderate Internet censorship, other countries go as far as to limit the access of information such as news and suppress discussion among citizens.[1] Internet censorship also occurs in response to or in anticipation of events such as elections, protests, and riots.

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