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3 july 2015

13:52
The Honourable Stéphane Dion, MP for Saint-Laurent- Cartierville along with candidates from the Liberal Party of Canada presented their environmental commitments at the Maison de development durable in Montreal. The Liberal candidates present for the...

12:09
On July 5th thousands of people will gather in Toronto for the March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate. The march will tell the story of a new economy that works for people and the planet. It starts with justice, creates good work, clean jobs and...

08:00
First Nation leaders, Elders and youth from across the country will gather in Haudenosaunee (Mohawk) traditional territory next week for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) 36th national Annual General Assembly (AGA) taking place at the Hotel...

07:00
The Québec Federation of Real Estate Boards (QFREB) has just raised its forecasts for the province's 2015 residential real estate market. The QFREB now anticipates a 6 per cent increase in the number of transactions concluded through the Centris®...

04:27
With the US Independence holiday and the impending Greek referendum on Sunday, today is likely to be a day of relative subdued trading in FX markets and elsewhere. Yesterday's US employment report set the tone for a softer dollar. Even though the...

04:00
The Astana Economic Forum is among the world's most prestigious expert dialogue platforms. In 2015, in accordance with tradition, the event was held in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana city, and counted more than 5,000 participants from around 100...

03:00
Dame Ellen MacArthur, founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, featured on TED.com this week following the video launch of her circular economy presentation at TED Global 2015 in Vancouver. TED.com, which is dedicated to 'ideas worth spreading',...


2 july 2015

16:58
As his country begins its 12th six-month presidency of the European Union, the ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to the United States, H.E. Jean-Louis Wolzfeld, will discuss the EU's priorities at a National Press Club Newsmakers news...

16:01
The Québec Medical Association (QMA), which recognizes that charging patients for incidental costs could lead to two-tier medicine, suggests that the Minister tackle the problem of unnecessary medical procedures, combat overdiagnosis and...

15:30
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today provided figures for gross revenue and tax generation for slot machine play during the month of June 2015 and for the state Fiscal Year 2014/2015. Bolstered by a 2.7% increase in slot machine revenue...

13:53
The National Restaurant Association's Chief Economist Bruce Grindy breaks down the latest employment trends from today's Department of Labor jobs report:  "Restaurant industry job growth accelerated in June, according to preliminary figures from...

13:28
The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, welcomed the printing of the first Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) cheques that will be mailed and received by families starting July 20. In July, about...

12:19
Trading on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange which ended today was ended down in most of the leading share indices;  Continued offerings in the bond market  Record turnover in weekly options on the TA-25 index   TA-25   The TA-25 index decreased 0.4%...

12:00
Comerica Bank's California Economic Activity Index improved in April, increasing 0.7 percentage points to a level of 119.7. April's reading is 36 points, or 43 percent, above the index cyclical low of 84.0. The index averaged 113.7 points for all of...

11:29
Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee and lead Democrat on the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies, issued the following statement on the June 2015 jobs numbers released...

10:49
Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC today affirmed its 'MOR CS1' commercial mortgage primary, master, and special servicer rankings for Midland Loan Services, a division of PNC Bank, N.A. Morningstar's forecast for all three rankings is Stable....

10:47
Interest rates on new credit card offers held still this week, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report. The average is comprised of 100 of the most popular credit cards in the country, including cards from dozens of leading...

10:18
The June jobs report released this morning was overshadowed weeks ago by the very troubling first quarter of 2015 report on productivity growth, said the chief executives of Job Creators Network. That report showed six straight months of American...

10:00
Comerica Bank's Michigan Economic Activity Index grew in April, increasing 1.9 percentage points to reach a level of 121.6. April's reading is 48 points, or 64 percent, above the index cyclical low of 74.0. The index averaged 117.4 points for all of...

10:00
The 2015 federal budget's reduction of the mandatory minimum withdrawals from registered retirement income funds (RRIFs) and similar tax-deferred accounts will reduce the risk that many Canadians will outlive their savings. Yet with yields on safe...

09:56
The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and Member of Parliament for Lévis-Bellechasse, will visit the Québec Production Centre, where Universal Child Care Benefit cheques are printed for a portion of the 4...

09:30
The RBC PMI data for June pointed to a modest recovery in business conditions across the Canadian manufacturing sector. Production volumes, new business intakes and employment numbers all picked up compared to May. A number of firms noted that...

09:03
Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), the premier girls' leadership development organization, advocates in support of girls at all ages of development growing into leaders, in their own life and in the world. New research released June 30, 2015, at the...

07:47
Safe Food Canada - The Learning Partnership (SFC), a not-for-profit organisation made up of leaders from the Canadian food industry, government regulatory bodies and academia all dedicated to the creation and coordination of food protection learning...


1 july 2015

17:55
Southridge, a diversified financial holding company specializing in direct investment and advisory services to small and middle market companies, has released comments on Greece's debt crisis which resulted in stock prices falling around the world...

16:57
Pennsylvania collected $2.9 billion in General Fund revenue in June, which was $206.7 million, or 6.6 percent, less than the official estimate, Secretary of Revenue Eileen McNulty reported today. Fiscal year 2014-15 General Fund collections totaled...

15:30
Dominion Virginia Power today asked the Virginia State Corporate Commission (SCC) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to build a $1.3 billion state-of-the-art natural gas-fired power station in Greensville County. If approved, the...

14:36
Sustainability innovation is powering business growth, according to a new research report published this week. Between 2010 and 2013, revenues from company-defined portfolios of sustainable products and services grew by 91 percent among the companies...

13:37
The Economic Club of Las Vegas (ECLV) announced that the Hon. Donald Rumsfeld, the 13th and 21st Secretary of Defense, will speak to the group on Friday, July 17 at Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is being sponsored by...

13:00
There is an undercurrent of dissatisfaction among advisors as loyalty to their investment firm has declined, due in part to changes with compensation and a lack of confidence in firm leadership, according to the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Financial Advisor...

12:59
The smartwatch market is still in its infancy. Today's users are predominantly lead adopters who have purchased the device based on interest in technology and the lure of owning the latest gadget, rather than based on a compelling need or defined use...

12:46
Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today announced that new state investments approved by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) will support the continued growth of Pennsylvania businesses that...

11:10
Vegetarian, vegan and seafood options continue to increase on menus; however, due to the flexibility that poultry offers operators to create innovative and premium dishes?and its lower price relative to beef?poultry is well positioned to remain a...

11:00
Condominium and townhome sales slowed in Texas' major metro areas in the first half of 2015, according to the 2015 Texas Condominium Mid-Year Sales Report. Released today by the Texas Association of Realtors, the report shows that condominium (condo)...

10:30
The National Parking Association (NPA) is committed to advancing the parking industry through networking, education and career placement. For the first time, NPA will bring together parking industry companies looking to grow their teams and job...

10:00
Online advertised vacancies fell 144,300 to 5,300,700 in June, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Data Series, released today. The May Supply/Demand rate stands at 1.59 unemployed for each advertised vacancy with a total of...

10:00
DO NOT CONFUSE THIS NATIONAL REPORT with the various regional purchasing reports released across the country. The national report's information reflects the entire United States, while the regional reports contain primarily regional data from their...

09:47
Falling gas prices can shorten the time it takes a house to sell and can increase the selling price, according to results from an ongoing longitudinal study by Florida Atlantic University and Longwood University faculty. Using data from central...

07:15
Biogen Inc. , one of the world's leading biotechnology companies, is investing one billion Swiss francs in Luterbach in the canton of Solothurn in a new production plant. Up to 400 new jobs are expected to be created starting 2019. Biogen is one of...

05:00
Americans are increasingly bracing for overcast economic skies: Only one in four U.S. adults (25%) believe the economy will improve in the coming year, down from a third (32%) at the beginning of 2015. Conversely, 27% believe the economy is going to...

00:01
Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: FIRST INCOME TAX Profile America ? Wednesday, July 1st. Income taxes first came to America 153 years ago today, when President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill levying a 3...


30 june 2015

23:00
Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals and metals information provider and a premier source of benchmark price references, today introduced the Free-On-Board Straits (FOB Straits) process in its price assessments for refined oil products....

16:45
The Pew Charitable Trusts released a report today that finds the use of general purpose reloadable (GPR) prepaid cards on the rise among consumers. In particular, prepaid cardholders who are known as "unbanked," because they don't have traditional...

16:40
Argex Titanium Inc. ("Argex" or the "Corporation"), reports that the nominees listed in the management information circular for the 2015 Annual General Meeting of shareholders were elected as directors of Argex. Detailed results of the vote for the...

16:17
The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development welcomed the printing of the first Universal Child Care Benefit cheques (UCCB) that will be mailed and received by families starting July 20th. In July, about 1.2...

16:06
Nearly 456,000 older homeowners, renters and people with disabilities across Pennsylvania will be issued rebates totaling $214 million, starting July 1, through the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. Property tax and rent rebate checks will be...

13:39
Relatively few U.S. adults plan to look for a new job this year, according to the results of a new American Staffing Association survey. The ASA Workforce Monitortm shows that work-life balance trumps pay for many employees. The study was conducted...

12:58
Customers are less satisfied with fast food as their discretionary income improves and preferences shift in favor of quality over price, according to new data from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Customer satisfaction with...

12:01
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement today on the Department of Labor proposal to expand overtime protection. "The Obama administration has proposed a win for workers and a win for the...

11:56
The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust ("HIT") announced today that it is investing $25.9 million of union and public pension capital for the rehabilitation of the Westmoreland's Union Manor in Portland, OR. This financing will allow significant...

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