transparency

WASHINGTON | Right-leaning nonprofit paid Whitaker nearly $1 million

WASHINGTON— Before joining the Justice Department, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker earned nearly $1 million from a right-leaning nonprofit that doesn’t disclose its donors, according to newly released financial disclosure forms. The documents show Whitaker received $904,000 in income from the Foundation for Accountability & Civic Trust from 2016 through nearly the end of 2017. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Right-leaning nonprofit paid Whitaker nearly $1 million

VATICAN CITY | Italy’s bishops respond to long-ignored clergy sex abuse

VATICAN CITY — Italy’s Catholic bishops are declaring a new era of transparency and truth about clergy sex abuse, as awareness of the scandal that has convulsed much of the world begins to take hold in a country where it was long ignored. Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, president of the Italian bishops’ conference, said on Thursday … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Italy’s bishops respond to long-ignored clergy sex abuse

SAN FRANCISCO | Apple’s 4Q, change in iPhone sales disclosure jar investors

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple’s faithful customers aren’t snapping up iPhones quite as enthusiastically as anticipated heading into the crucial holiday shopping season. But the latest models costing $1,000 and more are popular enough to keep propelling profits ever higher for the world’s most prosperous company. The mixed bag emerged in the quarterly results Apple released … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Apple’s 4Q, change in iPhone sales disclosure jar investors

VATICAN CITY | Pope defrocks 2 more Chilean priests accused of sex abuse

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Saturday defrocked two more Chilean prelates accused of sexually abusing minors, and to show greater transparency about how he’s responding to the church’s global sex abuse crisis, the pontiff publicly explained why they were removed. The Vatican’s unusually detailed statement announcing the laicization of Jose Cox Huneeus and Marco … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Pope defrocks 2 more Chilean priests accused of sex abuse

WASHINGTON | Millions are at stake, but little transparency in DeVry sale

WASHINGTON — A little-known venture capitalist is on the verge of acquiring one of the biggest for-profit colleges in the country, a transaction that would put him in control of a troubled national chain that’s more than 60 times the size of the tiny California school he currently owns. The business friendly Trump administration has … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Millions are at stake, but little transparency in DeVry sale

BERLIN | German Catholics release report on church sex abuse

BERLIN — The German Bishops Conference has released a report on sexual abuse inside the Catholic Church in Germany saying 3,677 people were abused by clergy between 1946 and 2014. Tuesday’s report concludes that more than half of the victims were 13 or younger and most were boys. Every sixth case involved rape and at … Continue reading BERLIN | German Catholics release report on church sex abuse

LINCOLN, Neb | Nebraska Catholic diocese rocked by old abuse allegations

LINCOLN, Neb — For more than a decade, a conservative Catholic diocese in Nebraska was the only church in the U.S. that refused to participate in annual reviews of sexual misconduct that were a key reform enacted in the wake of the 2002 Boston clergy abuse scandal. As a new wave of abuse scandals rock … Continue reading LINCOLN, Neb | Nebraska Catholic diocese rocked by old abuse allegations

BEIJING | No censored search in China, rights groups tell Google

BEIJING— More than a dozen human rights groups have sent a letter to Google urging the company not to offer censored internet search services in China. The joint letter dated Tuesday calls on CEO Sundar Pichai to explain what Google is doing to safeguard users from the Chinese government’s censorship and surveillance. That follows a … Continue reading BEIJING | No censored search in China, rights groups tell Google

State responses to #MeToo lean toward transparency, fairness

The #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct has prompted many state legislatures to reconsider their internal policies and state laws on the issue. Although about half of House and Senate legislative chambers nationwide have taken no substantive action this year, the measures adopted in other states have addressed a variety of issues, including training, investigations and … Continue reading State responses to #MeToo lean toward transparency, fairness

Transparency in Corporate Cash Flows to be Addressed on Advancements TV Series

JUPITER, FLA./ AUGUST 16, 2018 (STL.News) Advancements with Ted Danson will focus on how smart contracts are being used to create efficiency. This episode is scheduled to broadcast 1Q/2019. Check your local listings for more information. As the first protocol to add transparency to corporate cash flows, making them available on the public Blockchain, Xriba … Continue reading Transparency in Corporate Cash Flows to be Addressed on Advancements TV Series

Real estate transparency improves globally

CHICAGO/ June 27, 2018 (STL.News) — Governments worldwide have been gradually forging greater transparency in real estate markets, addressing growing demands from investors and the public to deliver significant change. Over the 20 years that JLL has been publishing its biennial proprietary Global Real Estate Transparency Index, increased regulatory requirements and greater data availability have … Continue reading Real estate transparency improves globally

U.S. Department of State News: Transparency in the Chisinau Mayoral Race

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The United States is closely monitoring the ongoing court proceedings to invalidate the results of the June 3 mayoral elections in Chisinau, Moldova.  The sanctity of elections are the foundation of any democracy and must comply with international norms.  We expect the Moldovan government … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Transparency in the Chisinau Mayoral Race

Lack of transparency clouds Texas spending after Harvey

FORT WORTH, Texas /December 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Texas has been awarded billions in federal aid to help recover from Hurricane Harvey and the devastating flooding that followed, but it’s unclear how the state is spending its share of the money. State records don’t indicate which contracts are storm-related, making fund tracking — and spending … Continue reading Lack of transparency clouds Texas spending after Harvey