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Seven Small Business Bills Approved by the House of Representatives

This month, the House voted to pass seven of nine small business bills under suspension of the rules— a procedure used to quickly pass non-controversial bills. 298 more words

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Gwynedd councillor wins award

Congratulations to Councillor Freya Bentham (Harlech / Talsarnau) for winning the Young Entrepreneur Award at the Gala Dinner during the 2018 Gwynedd Business Week.

Councillor Bentham and her business Harlech Castle Cafe were honoured for successfully established a business in the current year and has positively contributed to the county’s economy. 340 more words


Bill Morneau to speak on securing Canada’s economic future in Alberta — a day before the Trans Mountain deadline

CALGARY — Finance Minister Bill Morneau is headed west next week with plans to give a speech to a Calgary business audience a day ahead of a deadline set by Kinder Morgan for its controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. 113 more words


A German museum puts the questionable provenance of its art on display

(K. Brent Tomer),

BETWEEN 1933 and 1945, in a systematic effort, Germany’s Nazi party stole or forced compulsory purchase of a vast number of artworks, both from museums around Europe and from Jewish collectors. 150 more words

Brent Tomer

Blocked Aecon deal casts chill on China trade talks

Canada’s decision to block the $1.51-billion takeover of Aecon Group Inc. by a Chinese state-owned enterprise will cast a chill over ongoing efforts to develop trade relations with the Asian superpower — at the same time as it eases relations at the NAFTA bargaining table, trade analysts say. 799 more words


Capitalism's greatest weakness? It confuses price with value

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.

Author: Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value, University College London (UCL) 1,820 more words


“Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” says Mark Carney

Last night the Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney gave a speech which was extraordinary even for him. At the Society of Professional Economists he stood up and immediately took listeners into a parallel universe that was like the episode in Star Trek where Spock was irrational and violent. 1,340 more words

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