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Some people have abruptly given up on chasing the almighty dollar for a second act in charity; they’re often making waves by developing new models for giving.
People walk by a Christmas tree in front of the New York Stock Exchange, Dec. 24, 2013 in New York.
People walk by a Christmas tree in front of the New York Stock Exchange, Dec. 24, 2013 in New York.

FROM WALL ST TO NONPROFITS: In an extreme form of New Year’s resolution, some people have abruptly given up on chasing the almighty dollar for a second act in charity. And they’re often making waves in philanthropy by developing new models for giving. Read more

CHINA AND JAPAN TRADING GOODS AND WAR THREATS: Despite escalating military tensions over territorial claims in the South China Sea, China and Japan are witnessing booming bilateral trade, conducting negotiations of a free-trade agreement, maintaining an intense dialogue between their business communities and offering Japanese hospitality to a soaring number of Chinese visitors. Read more

HOW TO INVEST ETHICALLY IN THE EMERGING MARKETS: From garment operations in Bangladesh to China’s tech manufacturing giant Foxconn, emerging markets don’t have the best reputation for business conditions, but there are ways to invest ethically in emerging markets companies. Here are some tips. Read more

STOCKS END MIXED, DOW AT RECORD AND S&P ON TRACK FOR BEST YEAR IN 16: Read more