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Jan 7th, 2017 by tay
Gawkers horrible year
Via Drudge, we learn that Hulk Hogan is going for the suplex on Gawker. That's just the latest in their ongoing ordeals. First GamerGate's letter campaign cost them 'seven figures' which is nothing to sneer at. But they're also being sued by...
Dec 27th, 2016 by Murphy
Carrier AC Moving To Mexico
Two subsidiaries of Farmington-based United Technologies Corp. are shutting heating and ventilating parts manufacturing plants in Indiana, eliminating more than 2,000 jobs as operations move to Mexico. Carrier, a manufacturer of heating, ventilating,...
Fined 2.5 million for ignoring safety regulations
An Alabama automotive parts supplier for Hyundai and Kia and two staffing agencies are facing a collective $2.5 million in fines after the horrifying death of a young woman. The U.S. Department of Labor Wednesday announced that Ajin USA, Alliance Total...
Dec 10th, 2016 by tay
Hostess To Reopen For Business
Minus Union Workers Who Drove Company Into Bankruptcy Via ABC News:The bankrupt assets of Hostess Brands, Inc., the company responsible for Twinkies, Ho Hos, Sno Balls and Ding Dongs, are being put back to work by a buyout firm. Whats not...
Google, an Obama ally, may face policy setbacks under Trump
elections have consequences WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google faces a tougher regulatory landscape as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration looks poised to reverse Obama administration policies that...
Nov 3rd, 2016 by 10larry
Why free trade and a carbon tax should go hand in hand.
Dairy industry getting help to compete, not compensation, for EU trade deal - Politics - CBC News The government wants to help the dairy industry adjust to free trade in CETA by providing some funding. I think shifting to a carbon tax would be a...
Nov 1st, 2016 by 10larry
Pot Could Outsell Booze In Canada
The Deloitte report titled Recreational Marijuana: Insights and Opportunities being released soon concludes that Prime Minister Justin Trudeaus legalization of cannabis next year could jolt the economy. There hasnt been anything like this and...
Oct 30th, 2016 by Cannuck
What taxes should a carbon tax replace?
Firstly, I'd expand a carbon tax to a non-renewable resource tax and raise taxes on tobacco, alcohol, gambling products, and animal products and byproducts. However, back to the question. I think we should reduce income taxes and value added taxes...
Chinese Attempt to Corner Aluminum Market
Now it is a new source of tension in U.S.-Chinese trade relations. U.S. executives contend that the mysterious cache was part of a brazen scheme by one of Chinas richest men to game the global trade system. Nearly one million metric tons of aluminum...
Need gas? There's an App for that
A new crop of startups are trying to make gas stations obsolete. Tap an app, and they'll bring the gas to you, filling up your car while you're at work, eating breakfast, or watching Netflix. Filld, WeFuel, Yoshi, Purple and Booster Fuels have started...
Oct 24th, 2016 by Machjo
A solution to Nimbyism?
How would the following idea work to counter Nimbyism? A municipality can declare itself a free economic zone. By doing so, it enjoys a tariff and quota free status on all imports and no business tax on certain categories of businesses, but it must...
Walmart's Pay Raises Have Helped
This is, after all, a company famous for squeezing pennies so successfully that labor groups accuse it of depressing wages across the American economy. As an efficient, multinational selling machine, the company had a reputation for treating employee pay...
Oct 1st, 2016 by Ludlow
Hospital patients angered by funeral home ads
Cancer patients and their families receiving treatment at a Barrie hospital were left furious after an ad for a funeral home greeted them on the gates of the hospital parking lot. Lori Waltenbury, 29, was taking her aunt for her second chemotherapy...
Sep 30th, 2016 by Walter
Lead developer of HPV vaccine admits it's a giant, deadly scam
Lead developer of HPV vaccine admits it's a giant, deadly scam An expert involved in the approval process for the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix, is speaking out about the dangers and why you shouldn't...
Sep 29th, 2016 by tay
Flaky Indian Publisher Buys Medical Journals
An offshore publishing company accused of disseminating junk science and duping researchers has taken over the publishing of several respected Canadian medical journals, a joint CTV News/Toronto Star investigation has found. Researchers and editors are...
Sep 15th, 2016 by petros
Why Venture Capitalists Gave Up on Renewables
Wall Street Journal has written a fascinating explanation for why venture capitalists have given up on renewables. Why Venture Capitalists Abandoned Clean Energy Two experts say high costs and low returns sent venture capitalists fleeing. A new...
Sep 13th, 2016 by gopher
Howard Johnsonís Is Down to One Restaurant in America
Howard Johnsons once ruled America with more than 1,000 orange-roofed, blue-spired eateries spread across the nations highways and hubs, including New Yorks Times Square. In the mid-60s, its sales surpassed McDonalds, Burger King and Kentucky Fried...
Four More Mega-Banks Join The Anti-Dollar Alliance
Four More Mega-Banks Join The Anti-Dollar Alliance That was fast. Yesterday I told you how a consortium of 15 Japanese banks had just signed up to implement new financial technology to clear and settle international financial...
Buffalo hurting as Canucks stay away
Canadian spending on the Buffalo side of the Niagara isnt returning soon. That means that the budget planning of local governmentsplans that include the effortless arrival of $30 million or so more in free dollars a yearwill have to change. (Both the...
3 Day Work Week Gets Best Results
Japanese researchers analyzed the employment habits and cognitive test scores for 3,000 Australian men and 3,500 women, all over the age of 40. They found working 25 hours per week achieved the best test scores. Work can be a double edged sword, in...
UBER Entering Trucking Business
It was announced on Thursday that Uber is purchasing Otto, a startup co-founded by the former head of Google Maps and one of Googles top driverless technology engineers. Rather than building an autonomous truck from scratch like many competitors, Otto...
Judging by the fluctuating price and the continual improvement in technology to get the oil to market I declare that the World will never run out of the black gold.
Jul 19th, 2016 by petros
Bell Media Radio Hosts Can't Discuss Marineland
Hosts of three southern Ontario radio stations were ordered to not express any opinions about the troubled theme park on air, because Marineland does so much business with Bell. In light of Marineland opening and the ongoing controversy I want to make...
Jul 16th, 2016 by tay
Herbalife To Pay $200 mil For Fraud
According to the FTCs complaint, Herbalife claims that people who participate can expect to quit their jobs, earn thousands of dollars a month, make a career-level income, or even get rich. But the truth, as alleged in the FTC complaint, is that the...
Jul 13th, 2016 by Kreskin
Banks say no to Canada Post banking business
The lobby group representing Canadas big banks says Canada Post should not be allowed to expand onto its turf as a means of generating needed revenue. The Canadian Bankers Association says there is no public policy objective or existing gap in the...
Jul 11th, 2016 by Ludlow
Walmart Fires Wheelchaired Greeter After 20 Years
A beloved wheelchair-bound Walmart greeter from Pennsylvania was given an unwelcome boot out the door after the company said he couldnt perform new demands of the job. Danny Ockenhouse, 41, was fired from the East Stroudsburg, Pa., store where he has...
North Dakota Voters Side With Family Farms
and Continue 84-Year-Old Ban on Corporate Ownership North Dakota voters have rejected a measure that would have permitted corporations to own and to operate dairy and pork farms of up to 640 acres. On Tuesday, 75.7 percent of voters opposed Measure...
Jun 20th, 2016 by tay
Saudis lose US clout over oil price
In an event that went largely unnoticed, we have, in fact, passed the point where OPEC's key member Saudi Arabia can dictate oil prices any longer. No one seems to have taken in the momentous occasion if not comprehended its historical significance....
Jun 19th, 2016 by Ludlow
ex-Waffle House CEO sex tape case
A woman and her attorneys have been charged with secretly videotaping her having sex with a former CEO of Waffle House, and using the recording to try to extort millions of dollars from him. Mye Brindle, John Butters and David Cohen were indicted...
The "don't be evil" era at Google is officially over
Google Endorses Trans Pacific Partnership The TPP is not perfect, and the trade negotiation process could certainly benefit from greater transparency. We will continue to advocate for process reforms, including the opportunity for all stakeholders to...
Billions coming to Sask. in oil patch investment
Billions coming to Sask. in oil patch investment Saskatchewan's oil patch is going to see a multi-billion dollar investment. Raging River Exploration is announcing it will inject $3...
Jun 4th, 2016 by tay
US Court Approves Lawsuit Against Chiquita
A South Florida district judge ruled on Wednesday that Chiquita executives decision to back the AUC showed that profits took priority over basic human welfare. The judge also rejected the companys claims that the issue should be resolved in Colombian...
Flossy was right.
After starting with 5000 trade units in a resource fund 12 years ago and rolled into just of shy of 38,000 units, I have hit financial devastation. I lost $98.52 this year.