Category Archives: Business

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A Review Of The Freight Shipping Industry So Far In 2016

We have passed the halfway point of 2016 while weathering the global economic roller coaster in the beginning of the year. Taking a look back, we have seen some changes in regard to freight transportation and consumer spending. While we have to take into account that market conditions ebb and flow based on the season […]

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Notable Ex Cadet: 5576 Leonard Lee Dies in his 78th Year

Notable Ex Cadet: 5576 Leonard Lee – Dies in his 78th Year By: WJO 5576 Leonard Gordon Patrick Lee entered Royal Roads in September 1958. The rural Saskatchewan native, spent two years in Victoria, BC earning the English prize at the end of second year; he also starred on the senior rugger team. An aspiring pilot, […]

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What is in the New Skills Agenda for Europe?

On Monday the 20th of June 2016, more than 500 stakeholders from a wide spectrum of employment and education stakeholders gathered on the invitation of the European Commission on the occasion of the high level launch of the New Skills Agenda for Europe. Aiming at boosting human capital, employability and competitiveness, and adopted on 10 […]

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What It Took To Successfully Refinance My Mortgage

Good news! After almost four months, my latest mortgage refinance to 2.375% from 2.625% for a 5/1 jumbo ARM is now done! What used to take 30 – 60 days to refinance a mortgage pre-crisis now regularly takes three months or more due to increased scrutiny by lenders. Higher lending standards is one of the main reasons […]

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5 reasons 4k TVs are becoming more popular

With more than half of consumers aware of 4k televisions, and more than one third aware of 4k streaming services, it’s clear that the next generation of TVs is gaining acceptance. While new technology is prone to experiencing a roller coaster of momentum, the awareness and subsequent adoption of 4k sets is largely due to […]

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Albertas Best Communities for Business: #13 Okotoks

In the fall of 2014, the town of Okotoks experienced nation-wide fame when a tourism campaign for the community came up with the catchphrase, “There are a number of things to do in Okotoks.” In spite of the painfully anti-climactic slogan, it turns out that Okotoks does have vibrant cultural and business communities with plenty […]

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EUR/USD Euro Steady After Huge Gains on Friday

EUR/USD is subdued on Monday, following very sharp gains in the Friday session. The pair is trading at 1.1357. On the release front, it’s a quiet start to the week. German Factory Services declined 2.0%, well below expectations. Eurozone Retail PMI improved to 50.6 points, and Eurozone Sentix Investor Confidence jumped to 9.9 points, well above […]

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An All-Around Bad Jobs Report For May

  In what may be an indication that the weakness we saw in April was not an anomaly, the Jobs Report in May shows the employment market falling off a cliff, raising questions of just how strong the economy actually is: The unemployment rate declined by 0.3 percentage point to 4.7 percent in May, and […]