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As the Ambassador Bridge turns 90 — where is the replacement span?

November 12, 2019

A replacement bridge was approved by the Canadian government in 2017

The Ambassador Bridge has connected Canada and the United States for 90 years — and current construction work will extend the lifespan for another 75 years, according to the company which owns and operates the crossing. 

China says it has agreed with U.S. to cancel tariffs in phases

November 9, 2019

China and the United States have agreed to cancel in phases the tariffs imposed during their months-long trade war, the Chinese Commerce Ministry said [on November 7, 2019] without specifying a timetable.

U.S.-China Trade War Has Increased Consumer Prices, Imports from Other Countries

November 8, 2019

U.S. tariff increases have resulted in a substantial decline in imports from China and a corresponding increase in shipments from the European Union, Mexico, Taiwan, and Vietnam, according to a new report from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. The report also finds that the tariffs are hurting the U.S. in the form of higher consumer prices.

Slowdown: High-stakes game

November 8, 2019

This is no charade. The fact is, global growth is slowing, and rapidly. Bets on global recession are multiplying. And it’s no longer just the bellwether signals going south; measured activity is also sliding at an alarming rate. Like an approaching storm, is the weakening inevitable?

Business Barometer: Small business confidence remains steady but subdued

November 1, 2019

Small business confidence rose by only half an index point to 59.8 on the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)’s Business Barometer® in October.