Fortune’s fourth annual Change The World list

More companies than ever are using the profit motive to help the planet and tackle social problems. METHODOLOGY How We (Fortune) Chose the Companies The Change the World list recognizes companies that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy. We prioritize …

3 Hot Trends Warren Buffett Is Missing Out On — But You Don’t Have To

You have an investing advantage over Warren Buffett. No, seriously, you really do. Buffett has admitted that he regrets not buying Google parent Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) and Amazon.com years ago. And he’s only been a big buyer of Apple stock in the past few years. Apple gained more …

Capital One Wants to Authenticate Users on a Blockchain

Blockchain adoption continues to rise in the banking sector, with the news that Capital One has applied for a patent to potentially develop a blockchain system that authenticates new users in a secure manner. Capital One is a bank holding company specializing in credit cards and bank loans, making security …

110-Year-Old UPS Eyes Blockchain to Streamline Delivery Logistics

Century-old delivery giant United Parcel Service (UPS) believes that blockchain technology could help streamline package delivery logistics across a global supply chain. According to documents published by the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) on Thursday, the Georgia-based UPS has applied for a patent that utilizes blockchain and distributed ledger …

Corona beer maker Constellation ups bet on cannabis with $4 billion investment in Canopy Growth

Constellation Brands is upping its bet on the cannabis industry, announcing an additional $4 billion stake in Canopy Growth on Wednesday. The maker of Corona and Modelo beers in October took a 9.9 percent stake in the Canadian cannabis company. The deal included the option for future investments, giving Constellation …

What went wrong for Turkey? Its economy is ‘in the midst of a perfect storm’

The free fall in the Turkish lira has stoked fears of an economic fallout that could spill over into other emerging markets and the banking systems in Europe. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blamed the plunge in the currency on “an operation against Turkey” and dismissed suggestions that the country’s …

China’s July exports rise more than expected despite US tariffs

China’s exports growth unexpectedly accelerated in July despite fresh U.S. tariffs, though a still-wide trade surplus with the United States looks set to keep Beijing and Washington locked in a bitter dispute that has rattled financial markets. Imports also rose much faster in July driven by still solid domestic demand, …

Copper Climbs on China Stimulus Plans

Copper and other base metals rose Tuesday after China approved new fiscal measures to bolster its economy. Front-month copper for July delivery climbed 2.3% to $2.80 a pound on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, its best day since April 18. Prices have fallen 15% since hitting …

Global debt jumped by $8 trillion in Q1, rising to record $247 trillion

The amount of debt held in the world rose by the largest margin in two years during the first quarter of 2018, growing by $8 trillion during the first three months of the year, the Institute of International Finance reported Tuesday. Global debt has now risen to more than $247 …