Monthly Archives: May 2015

Better Markets President on finance parasites

Good historical perspective and discussion on steps needed to restore the rule of law in finance. Dennis Kelleher talked about the state of Wall Street banking seven years after the financial crisis. Topics include the effectiveness of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial … Continue reading

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Canadian economy contracts

Today we have official confirmation that Canadian GDP contracted at a 0.6% annualized rate in Q1 2015 and Q4 2014 was revised lower than previously reported. See Canada’s GDP contracts the most since 2009. Much to the surprise of every economist … Continue reading

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Danielle’s weekly market update

Danielle was a guest today on Talk Digital Network with Jim Goddard talking about recent developments in the world economy and markets.  You can listen to an audio clip of the segment here.

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The geography of ill health

Two thirds of American adults are now considered overweight or obese, and a recently published 2013 study by Statistics Canada shows that Canadian numbers are equally sad. Nationally 53.6% of Canadians are rated overweight or obese. The leanest province is … Continue reading

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Reclaiming 80% of livestock farming water

Each year farm runoff causes pollution and costly chemical imbalance in adjoining waterways. Smart new technology is solving this problem while dramatically reducing fresh water consumption in livestock farming. Reclaiming waste water from manure and returning it to reusable nutrients … Continue reading

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The revolution of smart food production

70% of the world’s fresh water consumption is used in agriculture and so smarter technologies and methods in that area are key to sustainable food production. Montreal-based Urban Farms is advancing the revolution of Cubic Farming. Already supplying restaurants, hotels … Continue reading

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