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2014-07-30 12:27:08

TORONTO, July 30, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian economy continues to face serious macroeconomic challenges, the most important of which is addressing the burden of a slow-growth recovery, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In "What Now? Addressing the Burden of Canada's Slow-Growth Recovery", McGill University economist Christopher Ragan calls for Canadian policy makers to accept the likelihood of a continued slow-growth recovery over the next few years and to address its...

2014-07-30 08:28:28

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Watch this revealing 2-minute preview video here in Segment 4 of 6. Economist Allan H. Meltzer, Ph.D., charges that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac fostered the wrong incentives that led to the home foreclosure situation. He points out that the public's interest takes a back seat to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) training that undermines regulators' objectivity and promotes impractical, harmful policies. Full Disclosure...

2014-07-28 12:24:07

Awarded "Destination of the Future for Energy Intensive Industries" Award HARRISBURG, Pa., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett recently announced that the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Association named Pennsylvania the 2014 FDI Destination of the Future for Energy Intensive Industries for actively implementing strategies to support foreign direct investment in the energy sector. "Thanks to our diverse energy portfolio that is lowering energy costs...

2014-07-28 10:03:34

Drexel University Being unemployed increases your risk of death, but recessions decrease it. Sound paradoxical? Researchers thought so too. While previous studies of individuals have shown that employees who lose their jobs have a higher mortality rate, more comprehensive studies have shown, unexpectedly, that population mortality actually declines as unemployment rates increase. The research community has often rejected one of these effects because it conflicted with the other, so...

2014-07-22 08:38:43

Arvest Bank in Arkansas is wrapping up its Summer Loan Sale offering personal loan rates as low as 2.49% APR for fun in the sun FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading personal finance websiteGOBankingRates highlights its client Arvest Bank for offering new and existing customers the chance to affordably finance summer fun this July. Arvest Bank's Summer Loan Sale gives Fayetteville residents the cash they need to fund vacations, buy new cars or purchase jet skis to...

2014-07-22 08:25:13

- Chemical Activity Barometer retains strong year-over-year growth; shows short-term tightening - WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) posted a 0.4 percent increase over June, as measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA). The pace of growth was consistent with earlier growth logged in the second quarter. Year over year growth now stands at a 4.4 percent...

2014-07-16 08:24:05

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Watch this revealing 2-minute preview video here in Segment 4 of 6. Economist Allan H. Meltzer, Ph.D., reveals that banks have been turned into public utilities, and there's too much emphasis on near-term actions. He posits that the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act in 2010 added even more regulations to a heavily regulated industry, transferring decisions about risk for the bankers to the regulators. Full Disclosure Network(R)...

2014-07-10 16:23:35

TORONTO, July 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The C.D. Howe Institute's Monetary Policy Council (MPC) today recommended that the Bank of Canada keep its target for the overnight rate, the very short-term interest rate it targets for monetary policy purposes, at 1.00 percent at its next announcement on July 16, 2014. Looking ahead, the Council called for the Bank to hold the target at 1.00 percent through the rest of 2014, but called for a target of 1.75 by July 2015. The MPC provides an independent...

2014-07-03 16:21:12

The family-owned company has a history of paying the industry's highest wages. FRESNO, Calif., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For years, peach and table grape grower Gerawan Farming has paid the highest wages in the industry. Today the family-owned and operated company announced that it is boosting its base pay wage from $10 to $11. (Gerawan's wages that are above base, such as grape harvest and packing, are already much higher than $11.)...

2014-07-02 08:24:34

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Watch this revealing 2 minute preview video here in Segment 3 of 6. Economist Allan H. Meltzer, Ph.D., is deeply concerned that by adding reserves the "Fed" creates enormous problems for the future, with trillions of dollars having to be absorbed back into the system without creating another inflation or recession, thereby creating world chaos. He notes in this January 2014 interview that $1 trillion has been added to total reserves,...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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