Trust Digest 87 (March 9, 2015)


House committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe
A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — and also used a computer email server now traced back to her family's New York home.
Key Words: Clinton, Emails, State Department
Trust Issues: Public Interest, Oversight


At Goldman Sachs, Stress Test Results Could Endanger an Important Profit Source
Concerns have emerged that Goldman Sachs — long the leader on Wall Street — may lose an important engine of profitability. On the Federal Reserve stress tests last week, Goldman performed poorly compared with other big banks. Now analysts and investors are worried that the bank could be barred by regulators from buying back its own stock or increasing dividends.
Key Words: Goldman Sachs, Stress Test
Trust Issues: Regulation, Oversight


NGOWatch – March 2015
The move to a circular economy could create 200,000 jobs in the UK between 2015 and 2030, according to the UK-based charity Waste Resource Action Programme (Wrap). Wrap, which works to accelerate the move to a sustainable economy, says the continued development of resource-efficient business activity, such as reduce, reuse, recycle and remanufacture, could create jobs in low employment areas across the country.
Key Words: World Tax Summit, Unemployment
Trust Issues: Sustainable Economy, Income Inequality


Ebola's Youngest Victims: Liberian Children Face New Health Challenges As Outbreak Subsides
Jacob is one year and five months old, but you wouldn't know by looking at him as the shy, malnourished boy rests on his mother's shoulder in the Pipeline Community Clinic located on the outskirts of Monrovia. Starting in September, he refused his mother's breast milk for five months. The 25-year-old woman, Agnes Tweh, was worried about her son's health, but due to the Ebola outbreak that began to spread through Liberia last year, she was unable to access treatment or routine immunizations for him.
Key Words: Ebola, Child Malnutrition
Trust Issues: Public Health


How Climate Change Will Alter New York City’s Skyline
LAST WEEK, THE New York City Panel on Climate Change released a new report detailing exactly how climate scientists expect New York City to change over over the next 100 years, focusing on projected increases in temperature and sea level. Sea level rise will certainly transform the shape of the city’s coastline. But Manhattan’s edges are basically a man-made pile of garbage already—they can go ahead and disintegrate. What climate will really change is the true shape of New York: Its iconic skyline, and the buildings in it.
Key Words: Climate Change, NYC Skyline
Trust Issues: Sustainability


A Crisis of Anxiety Among Aid Workers
An idyllic Mediterranean beach in Tunisia is not usually a place of high anxiety, but that’s where I spent the worst day of my life. I hadn’t slept in three nights and called in sick to work because I could no longer think. I felt I was losing my mind and spent the day as a zombie on the beach, feeling empty and alone on the sand.
Key Words: Aid Worker, Trauma, Anxiety
Trust Issues: Moral Obligation, Mental Health


Surgery ‘Never Events’ Happen Every Week In US
Surgeons in the US leave a foreign object such as a sponge or a towel inside a patient’s body 39 times a week, perform the wrong procedure 20 times a week, and operate on the wrong body site 20 times a week.
Key Words: Healthcare, Never Events
Trust Issues: Prevention


What if states just say ‘no’ to climate rule?
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is counseling states to defy a key pillar of President Obama’s climate change initiative. But while it may be politically attractive for some states to heed the call to just say “no,” to the Environmental Protection Agency’s landmark limits on power plant emissions, experts say doing so could bring unwanted consequences.
Key Words: Climate Change, EPA, Clean Air Act
Trust Issues: Partisanship, Selective Law Enforcement, Double Standards


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