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Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 60

BETTER BY THE MONTH • A strong rebound in 2Q14 from the winter doldrums • Robust payroll numbers point to solid labor market improvements, with unemployment heading down to 5.5% by year-end • Fed policy: “steady-as-she…more
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It's 'The People's Pier,' but Navy Pier Isn't Run That Way

Navy Pier, Chicago's No. 1 tourist attraction, has a storied history. Over its 100-year life, it's been a commercial shipping destination, a Navy training center, a University of Illinois campus, a convention site and, most…more
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Are Your Portfolio Holdings In Conflict With Your Mission?

Mission-aligned or values-based investment strategies that yield attractive social as well as financial returns have been gradually gaining ground in the foundation and non-profit communities in recent years. These organizations…more
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Illinois Court Decision Helps Keep 'Public' in Public Records

When Illinois' county-based prosecutors, charged with the twin responsibilities of protecting the public and defending the rights of victims, join forces to push back against government transparency, someone needs to cry foul…more
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Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 59

EXIT STRATEGIES • Output contraction in 1Q14 seen as off-trend • The data release stream remains positive, although the consumer lags • A strong May payrolls report revives hopes of a growth acceleration • Deflation…more
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Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 58

A SPRING THAW? • A flat economy in 1Q14 seems to be on a broader-based rebound, with robust numbers for both consumption and manufacturing • April payroll numbers surpassed expectations; job gains now have exceeded 200,000…more
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Illinois' Green Energy Law Needs a Rewrite

Gov. Pat Quinn has proudly proclaimed that Illinois is the first in the nation in renewable energy use and, while the state has unquestionably earned its bragging rights, policymakers need to do more to ensure that our clean…more
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Our Mid-Term Election-Year Market Outlook

The stock market was very strong in 2013 with the S&P 500 index finishing at 1,848, up 32%. This was the best annual gain for the index since 1997. All of the ten sectors in the index generated positive returns. After such a…more
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Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 57

THE FED SHIFTS GUIDANCE • Data releases and a strong payrolls report signal the end of mid-winter doldrums • The Fed shifts guidance under its new chair, Janet Yellen… • …but monetary policy is not expected to change for…more
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Beware the Perils of Blurred Lines Between For-profits and Nonprofits

As the Wall Street Journal reported this week, investor demand for socially responsible business practices is stronger than ever. (For more information about socially responsible investing, please visit…more
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Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 56

THE DEVIL-MAY-CARE MARKETS • 4Q13 GDP numbers revised downwards • Severe weather impacts economic performance at start of 2014—a slow start for the year • February payrolls deliver a pleasant surprise • Markets celebrate…more
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Emerging Legal Forms Allow Social Entrepreneurs to Blend Mission and Profits

Social entrepreneurs throughout the nation are preparing to gather for this year’s Social Enterprise Alliance Summit 2014. Many are learning that their choice of legal entity can make a big difference for them—in funding,…more
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Withdrawing Illinois' Coal Subsidies is a Moral Imperative

If Illinois' “King Coal” is deposed as many predict, his subjects should herald the peaceful revolution. The economics of the state's coal economy have remained virtually unchanged since Francis Peabody founded Peabody…more
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Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 55

THE YEAR OF THE HORSE • The US economy accelerates in 4Q13 • As Yellen takes over, the Fed continues to taper • However, the second consecutive disappointing payrolls number in January could lead to taper pause • US…more
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The Quest to Build a Sustainable and Equitable Economy through Values-based Investing

The growing influence of sustainable and responsible investing continues to cultivate a more just and equitable economy. Its efforts have fostered progressive changes in corporate behavior, helping to improve executive pay…more
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