For-Profit and Nonprofit Firms Devise Creative Ways to Reduce Food Waste

United States Department of Agriculture: National Institute of Food and Agriculture June 17, 2018; Crain’s Detroit Sherri Welch, writing in Crain’s Detroit, highlights two food-box subscription companies that sell produce and other food that retailers won’t touch in the Detroit market. One is the Baltimore-based Hungry Harvest; the other is Toronto-based Flash Food. “Both,” notes Walsh,…

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Amazon-Chase-Berkshire Hathaway Healthcare Joint Venture Hires First CEO

By Amar Karodkar [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons June 20, 2018; Boston Globe, National Public Radio, and New York Times As we noted earlier this year, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase aim to launch a joint healthcare venture that is expected to be “free from profit-making incentives and constraints.” The mission, notes NPR’s “Shots,”…

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Highly-Rated Charities in Mississippi

Each week, Charity Navigator features a few highly-rated charities from one of the 50 states. This week we’re talking about a few of the outstanding organizations serving families and communities in Mississippi.Did you know that Mississippi is home to 27 3- and 4-star charities. These organizations are committed to improving the lives of Mississippians by…

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Study estimates 4 percent drop in giving this year

Household charitable giving could drop 4 percent this year as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), primarily because of more high-income taxpayers claiming the standard deduction, according to the latest projections. The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) estimated a drop of some $17.2 billion, or $16.3 billion assuming modest economic growth in…

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