How to make money and help the planet

Worried about climate change? Now there’s an easy investment for that. The first fossil fuel free stock ETF launched Thursday. The fund’s rigorous screening process excludes not only oil, gas and coal companies, but also tobacco, weapons or gambling stocks.


How to profit from global warming

Here’s a dirty little secret: companies that are cleaning up their carbon act are also cleaning up in the stock market. There are lots of ideological reasons to invest in companies committed to being a part of the solution to climate change. But there’s also a greedy reason.


Is U.S. manufacturing signaling a recession?

America’s manufacturing sector is losing its spark. Demand has cooled as the global economy slows down, especially in China. What happens in manufacturing is often seen as a leading indicator of U.S. recessions. It’s an alarming sign when it starts to look queasy.