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Workers want those hard-to-find socially responsible investments in their 401(k) plans: Survey

Workers want those hard-to-find socially responsible investments in their 401(k) plans: Survey

Finance
If you're looking in your 401(k) plan for investments that back clean energy or gender and racial diversity, you may have a tough time finding them. A recent survey from Natixis Investment Managers finds that many workers would be more likely to save for retirement if their employer-sponsored retirement plan offered socially conscious investments. Of the 1,000 workers surveyed, 61% of employees said they would start saving or increase their investments if that also meant doing social good. Millennials, 66%, were even more likely to agree with that statement. ...
Billionaire plans second mission to the moon for Israel

Billionaire plans second mission to the moon for Israel

Science
April 14 (UPI) -- Billionaire Morris Kahn has announced plans for a second attempt to successfully land a spacecraft, Beresheet 2, on the moon for Israel -- a project that might take two years. On Saturday, the SpaceIL chairman said on Channel 12's Meet the Press, "we started something and we need to finish it. We'll put our flag on the moon." The 5-foot-tall Beresheet 1, the world's first privately funded moon lander, crashed into the moon while attempting a landing Thursday. Apparently, a technical glitch caused its main engine to stop mid-landing. Beresheet, whose name means "in the beginning" in Hebrew, was launched atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in February. For the next six weeks, it pushed its orbit slowly outward. On April 4, Beresheet was captured by lunar gravity. Israel became...
Overseas holiday plans go wrong as Jet Airways cancels flights

Overseas holiday plans go wrong as Jet Airways cancels flights

Finance
NEW DELHI: Overseas holidays are set to go for a toss this summer with the debt-ridden Jet Airways cancelling all its international flights. Customers, who have booked tickets months in advance, are seeking refunds from online travel agents (OTAs) who in turn are directing the requests to the airline. “This is a very unfortunate situation for all three: the airline, customers, and OTAs. We are seeing a spike in customers seeking refunds. People book for international travel months in advance and Jet had a good inventory for international flights. There is delay in the way refunds are coming to the OTAs. We have to then ask the customers to wait for some time till we get the refunds from the airline. All the OTAs are being cautious on that front. This will change the way people plan their
Instagram plans to block anti-vaccine hashtags

Instagram plans to block anti-vaccine hashtags

Health
March 22 (UPI) -- Instagram has announced a plan to block anti-vaccine hashtags to combat medical misinformation spreading across the internet. The company, which is owned by Facebook, commented on plans to block hashtags after media outlets inquired about anti-vaccine misinformation spreading on the platform. The move, first reported by The Hill, follows a big push from social media companies to stop the spread of medical misinformation on their platforms. "As part of our work to address health-related misinformation on Instagram, we're looking at ways to minimize recommendations of this content and accounts that post it across Instagram -- including in 'Suggested For You', Explore and hashtags," an Instagram spokesperson told UPI. "Short term measures include blocking hashtags on Inst...
Scientists share plans for planetwide biodiversity census

Scientists share plans for planetwide biodiversity census

Science
March 11 (UPI) -- Biologists and data scientists have developed a plan for tracking the numbers and locations of the planet's millions of plant and animal species -- a global biodiversity census of sorts. The new bio-tracking plan -- published this week in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution -- features new strategies for collecting, organizing and translating massive amounts of biodiversity data for decision-makers, including policy-makers and wildlife managers. "There are so many gaps in our knowledge of biodiversity where we don't have the capacity to properly make decisions because of data limitations," Robert Guralnick, associate curator of biodiversity informatics at the Florida Museum of Natural History, said in a news release. "This paper really throws the gauntlet down in t...