Freight & Shipping

Objects in the mirror may be closer than they appear

A few weeks ago I watched Logan, Marvel’s final installment in the Wolverine franchise. When Wolverine saves several horses from oncoming traffic on the highway, the scene is striking—not because of Wolverine’s heroics, but because the trucks look weird. At first, I couldn’t put my finger o ...

Are You Ready To Benefit From The Canada-EU CETA?

On September 14, 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) issued Customs Notice 17-30 “Implementation of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement”, which sets out some of the final administrative details needed before duty-free imports are processed star ...

This conglomerate aims to repeat success at adding new parts

United Technologies has a long history of successful acquisitions. They include its 2012 purchase of Goodrich. That aircraft-equipment maker has helped the company increase its manufacturing contracts. The shares moved down recently in response to the company’s plan to buy Rockwell Collins, which ...

North Korea Sanctions Get UN Approval

The United Nations Security Council approved new sanctions aimed at punishing North Korea for its latest missile and nuclear tests after the U.S. dropped demands such as an oil embargo to win support from Russia and China.The 15-member council passed the resolution unanimously Monday following a w ...

Macron Faces Strikes Over Labor Market Reforms

Union hardliners make their push against President Emmanuel Macron’s landmark labor-market reform Tuesday with strikes and demonstrations across France.The CGT, the main union holdout against Macron’s plan to add flexibility to the labor code, says 180 demonstrations are planned nationwide and ...

Canadian retail giant increases sales in the face of online challenges

As retail chains face an increasingly strong challenge from online shopping, this iconic Canadian retailer appears to be competing with considerable success. In the most recent quarter, overall sales rose at its own stores and at the other retail chains it owns. Earnings easily beat the consensus e ...

Dividend Advisor Hotline – Friday, September 1, 2017

ROYAL BANK OF CANADA, $92.11, Toronto symbol RY, will increase its quarterly dividend by 4.6%, starting with the November 2017 payment. Investors will then receive $0.91 a share, up from $0.87. The new annual rate of $3.64 yields 4.0%. In its fiscal 2017 third quarter ended July 31, 2017, Royal’s ...

Dividend Advisor Hotline – Friday, September 1, 2017

ROYAL BANK OF CANADA, $92.11, Toronto symbol RY, will increase its quarterly dividend by 4.6%, starting with the November 2017 payment. Investors will then receive $0.91 a share, up from $0.87. The new annual rate of $3.64 yields 4.0%. In its fiscal 2017 third quarter ended July 31, 2017, Royal’s ...

Japan’s Housing Starts Decline in July

Japan’s housing starts declined more than expected in July, data from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism revealed Thursday. Housing starts decreased 2.3 percent year-on-year in July, in contrast to a 1.7 percent rise in June. This was also bigger than the expected drop of ...

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss - Tech ETFs Still Leading - Plus 15 Stocks

.... Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss  .... Software Leads Tech with 52-week High .... Flag Breakouts in Cloud and Internet ETFs .... Networking and Cyber Security Join the Surge .... Five Cyber Security Stocks (QLYS, PFPT, FTNT, PANW, FEYE) .... SOXX Goes for Breakout as XSD Surges off Supp ...