Global chocolate production shows major third-quarter growth

By Isis AlmeidaBloomberg Sat., Oct. 20, 2018 The world just can’t get enough chocolate. That’s become evident after all three main processing regions reported cocoa grindings, a proxy for demand, climbed in the third quarter from a year earlier. As margins surged, bean processing in Europe jumped 2.7 per cent to the highest since More...

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Quaker bets oat milk is more than just a passing fad

By Julie CreswellThe New York Times Fri., Oct. 19, 2018 These days, a trip to the grocery store to pick up milk can be a daunting task. Not only are there new spins on traditional cow’s milk — More...

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Ford chases Breaking Bad swagger with Bryan Cranston ads

By Keith NaughtonBloomberg Fri., Oct. 19, 2018 There’s a new face of Ford Motor Co. The automaker struggling with fading fortunes and a sinking stock is seeking to get its swagger back with a series More...

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Rogers beats expectations as wireless segment grows, looks to new TV system

By The Canadian Press Fri., Oct. 19, 2018 Strong wireless results helped Rogers Communications Inc. beat analyst expectations in the third quarter and raise its full-year outlook. Wireless revenue climbed More...

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Here’s what the trade war has cost the U.S. and Canada so far

The early results are in from the trade war the U.S. and Canada are waging against each other, and so far, it’s more or less a draw: each country is punching itself in the face with the same relative dunderheaded More...

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Canadian and U.S. stocks surge higher, loonie down against U.S. dollar

Canada’s main stock index posted a triple-digit advance in late-morning trading, boosted by a broad-based rally, while U.S. markets also pushed higher. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 150.09 points More...

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Telecom sales practices focus of CRTC hearing

Four in 10 Canadians say they have experienced aggressive or misleading marketing for products and services including TV, phone and home internet, according to a recent survey. It’s a finding that’s More...

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Inflation slows as gas price increase eases

By The Canadian Press Fri., Oct. 19, 2018 OTTAWA — The annual pace of inflation slowed more than expected in September as increases in the price of gasoline eased compared with August. Statistics Canada More...

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Bollywood helps inspire a boom in Indian domestic tourism

PANGONG LAKE in Ladakh, an expanse of water at an altitude of some 4,350 metres in India’s far Himalayan north-west, is a sublime sight. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks, its icy water is so blue and clear More...

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Legacy brands are losing flavour with food companies

By Shruti Date SinghKiel PorterLeslie PattonBloomberg Thu., Oct. 18, 2018 Not a big fan of the Pillsbury Doughboy’s bouncy paunch? You’re not alone, and Big Food is taking note. As consumers increasingly More...