Marriage equality is now a reality for same-sex couples, and along with that comes most of the marriage protections offered by federal and state laws. For some, the opportunity to marry may have come later in life, perhaps after one or both individuals have amassed personal wealth. As a result, many gay and lesbian couples may find themselves weighing the economics of marriage more carefully than many other couples do.
The greening of the finance sector is leading to a credit squeeze in the extractive industry. That’s the conclusion of a recent report on Mondaq, a website that provides global coverage of legal, financial, and regulatory issues. The current climate of controversy about oil sands extraction in Canada, coal-fired power plants in the U.S., and conflict metals and minerals in Africa is causing financial entities to increasingly consider environmental, social, and governmental issues in their investment decision-making process. For example, a long list of U.S.
$45,000 Grant Will Establish Pre-K Program at CIS Wake Learning Centers
RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 14, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Communities In Schools of Wake County (CIS Wake), the area's largest dropout prevention agency that works in partnership with the Wake County Public School System to help students in need, has announced a $45,000 grant from PNC to establish pre-Kindergarten initiatives at CIS Wake's PNC Learning Center at Heritage Park and the SAS Learning Center at Kentwood. The grant was announced Friday morning at CIS Wake's Gifted Hands Breakfast, which was sponsored by PNC.