Thieves make off with 20 freight containers at Mexican port

MEXICO CITY — Thieves broke into a freight storage area at the Pacific coast seaport of Manzanillo and stole 20 freight containers loaded with partly refined gold and silver ore and television sets, the Mexican Employers Federation said Monday. José Medina Mora, president of the federation, said the large-scale robbery was a sign of rising … Read more

Loretta Rogers, Rogers family matriarch, dies at 83

Loretta Rogers, the Rogers family matriarch, has died at age 83, the family announced on Saturday. “The Rogers family is deeply saddened by the passing of our mother. Together we mourn an incredible woman who had love and compassion in her heart, kindness in her soul and who possessed incredible strength of character,” the family … Read more

New Independent Mexican Union Gets Wage Raise at GM Plant

MEXICO — A new independent union at a Mexican auto plant that won a historic unionization vote last year has negotiated an 8.5% wage increase for unionized workers. Authorities said on Friday that workers at GM’s transmission and pickup plants in the northern Mexican town of Silao voted overwhelmingly to approve the new contract, which … Read more

Economists predict interest rate hike next week

The Bank of Canada is widely expected to raise interest rates again next week in an ongoing effort to rein in consumer prices and cool the overheated Canadian housing market. With inflation hitting a 31-year high of 6.8% in April, Bay Street analysts generally expect Governor Tiff Macklem and his team of economists to raise … Read more

Economy was left in ‘real conflict by former Liberal government’: Marles

Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles said across the board the economy had been left in “real conflict” by the former government. “I mean, we see real constraints within the economy, we see significant inflation,” Mr. Marles said. “It’s all about how this economy has been mismanaged. “We have a clear set of policies, particularly around … Read more

Monkeypox has spread to more than 20 countries, but outbreaks can be contained, says WHO

RT: Maria Van Kerkhove, Head ai Emerging Diseases and Zoonosis at the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a press conference on the coronavirus situation at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, January 29 2020. Denis Balibouse | Reuters The World Health Organization said on Thursday that the monkeypox virus has spread to more than … Read more

Ottawa proposes new internet and phone rules to CRTC

OTTAWA – Small Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are cautiously optimistic about new telecommunications policy guidelines unveiled by the federal government to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on Thursday. Brad Fisher, chief revenue officer of independent telecommunications company Distributel, says he is ‘disappointed’ with Ottawa’s decision not to overturn a controversial CRTC decision made last … Read more

Ottawa proposes new internet and phone rules to CRTC

OTTAWA – The federal government is proposing new rules it says will help make the internet more affordable and lower phone bills. Ottawa will demand that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) allow small Internet service providers to access the networks of large telecommunications companies and declare that it “must take measures to have … Read more