Monday, November 24, 2014

Business

Budweiser gives Clydesdales holiday pink slip in push to court younger consumers

The country’s No. 3 beer brand said the horses will not play a role in its traditional advertising for the season, although the company added later Monday that they will be featured in spots promoting responsible drinking. Anheuser-Busch InBev also said the Clydesdales will return to be part of its upcoming Super Bowl ads.

Rejected by other nations, country of origin labels for meat cuts face uncertain future in US

WASHINGTON — Package labels on fresh cuts of meat that identify where animals were born, raised and slaughtered face an uncertain future after successful trade challenges from Canada and Mexico.

Cat cafes popular

OAKLAND, Calif.—Cat lovers in northern California are pouncing at the chance of spending time with feline company at a new cat cafe in Oakland.
Cat Town Cafe is giving dozens of visitors a chance to mingle with furry friends while sipping coffee and nibbling on cat-themed cookies.
The cafe opened last month and has been full since opening day.

‘Booty’ business cashing in

NEW YORK—Gym classes that promise a plump posterior are in high demand. A surgery that pumps fat into the buttocks is gaining popularity.
And padded panties that give the appearance of a rounder rump are selling out.

Tim Hortons’ coffee, breakfast sandwich prices to go up next week

TORONTO — Your morning stop at Tim Hortons is about to get a bit more expensive.
The restaurant chain says it plans to raise prices for both coffee and breakfast sandwiches at its Canadian locations starting next Wednesday.

Railways given two years to make one-hour application for operating certificates

OTTAWA — Canadian railways will have until Jan. 1, 2017, to obtain an operating certificate from Transport Canada under new safety rules announced by the minister.

Yahoo to supplant Google as Firefox’s default search engine, signalling new Yahoo ambitions

SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo will supplant Google’s search engine on Firefox’s Web browser in the U.S., signalling Yahoo’s resolve to regain some of the ground that it has lost in the most lucrative part of the Internet’s ad market.

Minivans do poorly in new crash tests by the insurance industry

DETROIT — The Honda Odyssey was the only minivan to earn the highest safety rating in new crash tests by the insurance industry.

More women serving on corporate boards, but not yet enough, says study

TORONTO — A new study suggests that while number of women on the boards of top Canadian companies is improving, there still is “significant work to be done.”
The study by the Canadian Board Diversity Council shows women held 17.1 per cent of the positions on boards on the Financial Post 500 list.

Ontario set to argue windfarm laws, under constitutional challenge, are fine

LONDON, Ont. — The Ontario government gets its chance today to argue that its laws around windfarm approval are constitutional.
But first, four families challenging the rules in Divisional Court in London, Ont., get to wrap up their arguments.
They maintain the approvals process is “rigged” when it comes to considering the health impact of wind turbines.

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