Thursday, September 18, 2014

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USDA approves new modified corn and soybean seeds designed to resist popular weed kille

WASHINGTON — The Agriculture Department has approved the use of genetically modified corn and soybean seeds that are resistant to a popular weed killer.

Income splitting proposal would pinch provincial pockets too: report

OTTAWA — A Conservative plan to allow Canadians to use income splitting as a tax-saving measure will be just one more example of the federal government financing its policies partly through provincial coffers, a new study says.

Income splitting proposal would pinch provincial pockets too: report

OTTAWA — A Conservative plan to allow Canadians to use income splitting as a tax-saving measure will be just one more example of the federal government financing its policies partly through provincial coffers, a new study says.

Major sponsors join chorus of disapproval over NFL but stop short of pulling ads

Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League’s recent scandals but the companies are stopping short of pulling advertising.

Women are more conservative investors than men and want safer investments:study

TORONTO — It seems that it can still be a man’s world when it comes to investing.
A new survey says 83 per cent of Canadians believe that investing has traditionally been viewed as a role for men, and 48 per cent contend that women are intimidated by investing.

Booming craft beer movement looking to bigger rivals for lessons on quality, consistency

RICHMOND, Va. — Scoff if you must at mass domestic beers, but lessons learned from the makers of Budweiser and Miller Lite are helping to make sure your craft beer tastes the same from pint to pint.

Workers at Bombardier plant in Thunder Bay, Ont., ratify new contract

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Striking workers at the Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) light rail plant in Thunder Bay, Ont., have ratified a new contract agreement with the company. Details of the agreement voted on by some 900 members of Unifor Local 1075 were not immediately available.

League sponsors weigh options as NFL begins investigation into Rice video

Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn’t fumble the investigation into how its executives handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case.

Rogers rejects ‘pick-and-pay’ for TV billing

GATINEAU, Que.—While predicting a sea change in how Canadians get their TV programming, one of the country’s biggest cable-service providers rejects the idea of allowing viewers to pay for television channels one at a time.
Rogers Communications has told the country’s broadcast regulator it agrees with a proposal to offer its customers a smaller basic service.

Consider changes to RRSPs, before provincial pension plan, says C.D. Howe

TORONTO — Ottawa is being urged to reconsider enhancing RRSPs as a way of getting more Canadians to save for retirement.
The paper by the C.D. Howe Institute says policy-makers often overlook improving Registered Retirement Savings Plans because, it is argued, not enough people actually make contributions.

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