News

Impact investing finances companies that aim to do good in the world — here’s how it works and how to get involved

Summary List Placement In the past, investing for a profit and “making a difference” were two of life’s lodestars that most people followed separately. But times are changing.  Investors are increasingly looking to direct their funds towards companies that are making positive social or environmental impacts in the world. The essence of impact investing is […]

Culture

$57,000 for a $20 bill? That’s bananas!

By Francesca Giuliani-Hoffman | CNN How can a $20 bill be worth over $57,000? Because of a printing mishap. The “Del Monte note,” a rare $20 banknote with a banana sticker on it, is currently for sale through Heritage Auctions, a Dallas-based auction house. Currency collectors are paying close attention and breaking previous bidding records […]

Culture

Dustin Diamond hospitalized with cancer

By Lisa Respers France | CNN Dustin Diamond, who played the role of Screech on the popular 1990s high school comedy “Saved by the Bell,” is hospitalized with cancer, his manager told CNN Friday. Diamond’s health is “serious” and he is undergoing testing at an undisclosed Florida hospital to determine the type and severity of […]

Politics

Denver government buildings near state capitol will modify operations next week

Several Denver city government buildings in the downtown area and Civic Center will be on modified operations next week as a safety consideration because of anticipated demonstrations. “Due to several anticipated demonstrations that could occur at the Colorado State Capitol” city buildings “will be open on modified operations schedules as a precautionary measure for the […]

Culture

Castro Valley man’s shooting death was originally reported as accidental, self-inflected. Police now say his friend shot him

CASTRO VALLEY — A 29-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of his friend last year, according to court records. James Joseph Vega was arrested on a murder warrant Wednesday in Hayward, according to court records. He is charged with killing of 18-year-old Jarin Purvis. According to a probable cause […]