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The idea of calling a bill winding its way through Congress a pro-labor bill can't even be taken seriously, it's a pro-union bill, not a pro-labor bill. There's a huge difference, and as the economic crisis has confirmed, the unions are out of touch with reali...
United States (Mar 10th, 10)
A number of companies operating in the U.K., like Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) , Facebook and eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY), are fighting a bill which would force Web sites to be blocked by Internet service providers if they are deemed to have provided pirat...
United Kingdom (Mar 10th, 10)
Viterra (TSE:VT) announced today it is in the process of acquiring Dakota Growers Pasta for $240 million in cash. Viterra is a transportation and agricultural product company based in Calgary. Dakota is one of the top dry pasta makers in the North American ma...
Canada (Mar 10th, 10)
Inventories for wholesalers in the United States dropped in January by 0.2 percent, seeming to indicate they are struggling to replenish inventories they kept at low levels for the last couple of years. Some assert this is from rising demand, but that really ...
Business (Mar 10th, 10)
Shares of insurance giant American Insurance Group (AIG) continued to rally today. AIG is up over 12% today in early trading rising to $36.80 per share. The move higher may be based on greater investor confidence or simply be a short squeeze. Investors ha...
Insurance Industry (Mar 10th, 10)
Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE: BNS) Chief Executive Officer Richard Waugh said today that he is looking to make acquisitions which will add to the current international operations of the company, rather than huge acquisitions which would transform the company. Wa...
Banking (Mar 9th, 10)
 With demand for commodities increasing, Australian employers are gaining confidence in their economy and have started spending again on advertising for jobs. Job advertising spend for February increased by 19.1 percent, while the benchmark index of Aust...
Australia (Mar 9th, 10)
Sales of commodities and chemicals were down significantly in Britain resulting in a wider trade gap then expected, as exports in the country plunged. The trade gap for January surged to about $12 billion, far beyond what had been projected and expected by an...
United Kingdom (Mar 9th, 10)
The buildup to the release of more information on the new Cisco (Nasdaq:CSCO) router, or more properly - routing system, hasn't disappointed, as the CRS-3 has a lot of companies buzzing on what it'll mean overall for the huge amount of data they are streaming ...
Technology (Mar 9th, 10)
Citing risks over the long term of the contract, Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) decided to drop out of the bidding process against chief competitor Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA). The last time the bidding took place, with Northrup and EADS versus Boeing, auditors form th...
Business (Mar 8th, 10)
Arrow Energy (ASX:AOE) received bids from state-managed PetroChina and Royal Dutch Shell to be taken over by the energy giants. Based in Queensland, Australia, Arrow Energy produces coal and natural gas. Australia in general has been resistant to doing deals...
Business (Mar 8th, 10)
3M (NYSE: MMM) announced it is acquiring MTI PolyFab, a Canadian-based company which makes thermal and acoustic insulation for the aerospace industry. MTI PolyFab is a unit of MTI Global Inc. (TSE:MTI). The type of insulation made by MTI PolyFab is for th...
Canada (Mar 8th, 10)
Saying the current business climate is conducive to their plans, Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. (NYSE:HLX) announced it is going to divest all of its business related to gas and oil, including all its offshore facilities. The goal of the company is to tran...
Business (Mar 8th, 10)
Like many governments and politicians, the British politicians are scrambling to to cover their rear-ends after their rosy forecasts are starting to look like a bunch of conjured up brews rather than accurate date which can be counted on. This is why we are i...
United Kingdom (Mar 7th, 10)
Tim Hortons (NYSE:THI) isn't sitting around waiting for anything to happen, as it has entered into a new expansion phase which isn't minor by any stretch of the imagination, as the company has a goal of opening another 900 restaurants in the North American mar...
Canada (Mar 7th, 10)
A court in Melbourne, Australia found  Merck (NYSE:MRK) guilty of negligence in a case where the company failed to warn a doctor that Vioxx had heart risks associated with its use. The Merck Australian unit was ordered to pay $261,000 in damages as a cons...
Legal (Mar 7th, 10)
There's been a lot of buzz this past week on whether or not Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is going to be launching a business market for Android. When pressed about it spokesmen from Google have been somewhat coy and haven't confirmed or denied it, but have rather sim...
Technology (Mar 7th, 10)
Canada continues to show why they've done so well while other countries have struggled during the economic crisis, as in another smart and bold move, the Canadian government is looking to divest itself of assets after a period of time of going over all its ope...
Business (Mar 6th, 10)
BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) has what is being called a major breakthrough in its bid to change the way coking coal prices are set on an annual basis. The big change has come in a quarterly contract agreement with the Japanese where they have agreed to pay a prem...
Commodity Markets (Mar 6th, 10)
Kraft Foods (NYSE:KFT) is being taken to task in the U.K. over allegedly misleading investors and workers of Cadbury PLC when battling to take over the candy factory based in Keynsham, which they ended up winning. An investigation has been launched by regulat...
Business (Mar 6th, 10)
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