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Buy Diamonds & Gemstones with Confidence: How IGI’s Worldwide Presence & Reputation Confirms a Gem’s True Value Through Unbiased Reporting

Buy Diamonds & Gemstones with Confidence: How IGI’s Worldwide Presence & Reputation Confirms a Gem’s True Value Through Unbiased Reporting

In a Nutshell: When it comes to buying diamonds or precious gemstones, there’s a lot to consider. For most people, it all begins with the hefty price tag that’s attached. Using modern technology and professional insights, the International Gemological Institute, or IGI, has been helping people buy and sell diamonds and stones with confidence since its inception in 1975. The organization exists worldwide to provide certification and appraisal to industry professionals and consumers.... read more »

Climate Central’s John Upton Shares His Research on How Rising Sea Levels are Impacting Economically Challenged Eastern US Cities

Climate Central’s John Upton Shares His Research on How Rising Sea Levels are Impacting Economically Challenged Eastern US Cities

In a Nutshell: While East Coast cities are being impacted by rising sea levels and are susceptible to flooding, what’s more alarming is the lack of government intervention in lower-income, at-risk areas in contrast with their wealthier counterparts. John Upton, Senior Science Writer at Climate Central, reports that low-income neighborhoods typically don’t have as much influence in Washington, D.C. or other state capitals when compared with more affluent areas, which could have... read more »

FollowTheMoney.org Brings Transparency to Campaign Finance through Comprehensive Data & Research Resources

FollowTheMoney.org Brings Transparency to Campaign Finance through Comprehensive Data & Research Resources

In a Nutshell: Politics is already complicated, and that’s before you start to consider the role money plays in it. To shed light on how money changes hands in the political world and to better understand the special interests that politicians support or are supported by, there’s FollowTheMoney.org. The site was created by the National Institute on Money in State Politics and gives users an easy-to-use, interactive method of making sense of political funding information from... read more »

How MathWorks® Computing Software Powers Data Analysis & Modeling for Financial Decision-Makers Around the World

How MathWorks® Computing Software Powers Data Analysis & Modeling for Financial Decision-Makers Around the World

In a Nutshell: Behind each important financial decision, risk assessment, and regulatory compliance report, is an extensive mathematical model. And many of those models are developed with MATLAB, the advanced mathematical computing software from MathWorks. By providing a versatile, easy-to-use analysis and modeling environment, MATLAB has become the behind-the-scenes force helping to power everything from pension fund investments and credit scoring to international currency transaction... read more »

TechTerms™ Uses Relatable Definitions to Help Consumers Understand Financial Services’ Jargon

TechTerms™ Uses Relatable Definitions to Help Consumers Understand Financial Services’ Jargon

In a Nutshell: Navigating the complex language on financial platforms can cause headaches, but having access to an easy-to-understand, free dictionary of technology-related terminology can reduce your dependence on Tylenol. TechTerms is an online glossary that's consistently updated with definitions written in a language anyone can grasp. Through featured daily terms and quiz questions, regular visitors to the site can enhance their knowledge of complex words. The website's founder,... read more »

Citi & Boston University Enable Public Discourse on Socioeconomic Change with Their Annual “Menino Survey of Mayors”

Citi & Boston University Enable Public Discourse on Socioeconomic Change with Their Annual “Menino Survey of Mayors”

In a Nutshell: Developed by the Boston University Initiative on Cities and funded by Citi, the Menino Survey of Mayors has provided valuable insight into the perspectives and priorities of our nation’s urban leaders since 2014. In contrast to previous years, the results of the 2016 survey showed that mayors are increasingly focused on tackling socioeconomic issues like poverty, income inequality, and the shrinking middle class. This focus was shared by mayors regardless of their... read more »

Fitch Solutions — Credit Ratings, Research & Analytics Trusted By 90% of the World’s Top Investors

Fitch Solutions — Credit Ratings, Research & Analytics Trusted By 90% of the World’s Top Investors

In a Nutshell: If it weren’t for credit rating agencies like Fitch Ratings, the world of global finance would be far more bewildering than it already is. Founded more than a century ago, Fitch is one of three major credit rating agencies serving the global financial community (the others being Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s). In 2008, Fitch Solutions was launched to deliver valuable content and services, including credit ratings, research, financial data, pricing and... read more »

How Charity Navigator Crunches the Numbers to Help Donors Make Informed Giving Decisions & Make the Most of Their Deductions

How Charity Navigator Crunches the Numbers to Help Donors Make Informed Giving Decisions & Make the Most of Their Deductions

In a Nutshell: Making charitable contributions feels good, promotes generosity, and helps others, but it can also have tremendous financial benefits when it comes time to file your taxes. Founded in 2001, Charity Navigator is an online charity evaluator with a team of professional analysts who have examined tens of thousands of nonprofit financial documents. By using this information, it has generated an unbiased, numbers-based rating system (0-4 stars) of 8,000 of America’s most... read more »

More Than Credit Scores: Experian Marketing Services Offers Privacy-Compliant Data Aggregation and Activation to Ensure Businesses Reach the Right Audience, at the Right Time

More Than Credit Scores: Experian Marketing Services Offers Privacy-Compliant Data Aggregation and Activation to Ensure Businesses Reach the Right Audience, at the Right Time

In a Nutshell: While traditionally thought of as one of the three major credit bureaus, Experian is also one of the "big three" original source data compilers -- and has been for more than 30 years. Experian Marketing Services aggregates and analyzes public and proprietary source data to help businesses develop effective cross-platform marketing campaigns. With a database encompassing 98% of American individuals and a suite of over 30 direct media partners, the Marketing Services team... read more »

From Cost of Living to Education: NationMaster’s Mission to Bring Statistical Literacy to a Broader Audience Around the Globe

From Cost of Living to Education: NationMaster’s Mission to Bring Statistical Literacy to a Broader Audience Around the Globe

In a Nutshell: Since its creation in 2003, NationMaster has been educating a global audience through statistical comparisons and engaging visuals on country-specific data such as cost of living, economy, and energy. In fact, there is a good chance you have seen statistics from NationMaster without even knowing it. That is because news outlets, including the BBC, CNN, and The Guardian, have used NationMaster for the last decade to provide context in their stories. But everyone from... read more »