Mining stocks offer a cheap play on growth. To dig.

Their stocks, however, are trading low amid concerns over the end of the good period for industrial commodities. For investors willing to accept some risk, Big Five miners offer a rich opportunity. All five have single-digit price-to-earnings ratios, among the lowest of any major industrial group in global stock markets. …

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Evaluation by the City of integrity DBI and the required reforms

After conducting a “public integrity review” of the Building Inspection Department (DBI) licensing and inspection processes, motivated by the need to root out ministerial fraud and a history of inappropriate activity , the San Francisco Comptroller’s Office identified the following weaknesses in DBI’s systems, processes and controls: 1. The Ministry’s …

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