Canada’s cattle producers tighten belts as drought dries up pastures

Cattle producers on the Prairies are hoping for the best but preparing for the worst as an ongoing drought continues to diminish pastures. “If it’s not a make-or-break issue for [farmers] financially, for some it may be a make-or-break issue for them emotionally,” said Charlie Christie, chairman of the Alberta Beef Producers. “It’s a stressful thing.” […]

Stocks in U.S. lift on strong earnings as trade fight caps gains

Stock markets lifted on Monday after strong corporate earnings helped Wall Street close higher, but a tariff dispute between the United States and China limited gains in equities while boosting the dollar and helping keep Treasury yields lower. Sterling dropped to an 11-month low after the British trade minister warned that the nation was headed […]

Vineyards welcome hot and dry weather

So far it’s been a hot summer and for wine producers, that’s a great thing according to a local producer, but also says timely rain is needed as well. Source link

Life insurance companies no longer treating marijuana use as a high risk like tobacco

Some of Canada’s biggest insurance companies have updated their policies on marijuana use, and the changes are having a major impact on regular users’ premiums. With recreational use of the drug set to become legal on Oct. 17, marijuana is moving toward mainstream acceptance, and the slow-moving and stodgy world of life insurance is no exception. One by one, the […]

Designer Louboutin wins case on red soled high-heels

The European Union’s top court has defended French fashion designer Christian Louboutin’s claim to trademark red soled high-heel shoes. The European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that Van Haren, a Dutch company that sold similar shoes, had infringed the trade mark. The court said that it did not matter that the shoes were different in […]

Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon urge end to quarterly profit forecasts

Investor Warren Buffett and JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon are encouraging public companies to stop predicting their quarterly earnings and focus on long-term goals. The two executives said on CNBC Thursday that companies that focus on hitting their quarterly numbers may do things that hurt them in the future, such as delaying investments or […]

Trudeau meets with B.C. Indigenous body that helps pipeline project ‘move forward’

The federal government must offer more than Kinder Morgan did and tread carefully with First Nations when building the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, says an Indigenous committee monitoring the project. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met Tuesday with the Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee in Rosedale, B.C., where he linked Indigenous reconciliation and the expansion project. […]