San Francisco State University has voted to stop investing its endowment in coal and tar sands companies, joining a growing list of universities that have decided to stop investing in fossil fuels.
The Investor Justice Clinic at the University of San Francisco School of Law has students who help small investors fight back. The clinic has helped return more than a million dollars to small investors.
An advocacy group for low-income people issued a report Thursday that says investors are buying foreclosed homes in the poorest neighborhoods in Oakland in a trend that is destabilizing communities.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who started Google in 1998, wanted the non-voting stock to prevent the possibility of their authority from being undermined as the company issues more shares to compensate employees and finance future acquisitions.