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Online shopping for pet supplies

CanAmShop distributes organic and natural products spanning 775 brands in over 125 product categories totalling 16,500 products for shipping in the US and Canada. No order is too small! Allergy Free, Baking Pans, Tools, Bags, Totes, Baking Essentials, Breakfast Foods, Condiments, Drinks, Eco-Home, For Baby, Pets, dog treats, Fruits, Vegetables, Gift, Ideas, Grains, Beans, Sides, Health, Beauty, Meal Ideas, Paper, Disposable, Snacks, Soups, Bouillon, Teas, Vitamins, Supplements, organic, natural products. Online shopping CanAmShop Daily and weekly specials. The CanAmShop has over 25,650 products spanning 50 different categories and 750 brands. CanAmShop is regularly forming new product relationships to offer our customers a greater selection each month. Key features of CanAmShop: Great prices with volume discounts and special offers available.No minimum orders per month or per delivery (no order too small).Split cases or singles available on many items.Various shipping options availab…

New York City

Destination: New York City BY  • MAY 4, 2015 • FEATURESHOMEMOSAICNEWS • COMMENTS OFF • 201 Battery Park: New York is surrounded by water
Credit: “Battery Park” by Gryffindor – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons  There can be few destinations that match sailing up to Manhattan on your own yacht. While New York is not on the main cruising routes for European sailors, the appeal is such that it is nevertheless a popular destination. The city has a huge number of options for mooring, including marinas in prime areas such as Manhattan’s West 79th Street Boat Basin, which also has lower-cost mooring buoys in the Hudson River for monohulls.
Downtown from the air: This aerial shot shows just how much of New York can be reached from the water.
Credit: dsearls – The Hudson River opens up above Manhattan and is navigable for almost 150 miles by deep draught yachts with air draught of more than 35 metres. Half Moon Bay marina, 25 miles north of New York Ci…

Book lovers have now become practically obsessed with BookBub

Last year, Random House quietly gave away Dan Brown’s bestselling novel, The Da Vinci Code, for free for one week. Millions of readers were unaware of the week-long giveaway. A select group of readers did take advantage of the promotion, though. They were using BookBub, a daily email that alerts readers to free and deeply discounted ebooks that are available for a limited time. BookBub notified nearly 1 million readers of the free Da Vinci Code deal last spring. “It’s the Groupon of books,” Dominique Raccah, the publisher of Sourcebooks, told The New York Times about deal sites like BookBub. “For the consumer, it’s new, it’s interesting. It’s a deal and there isn’t much risk. And it works.” Why did Random House give away a bestselling ebook that usually retails for $9.99? The company’s goal was to hook new readers on Brown’s thrillers and drum up interest in his new book, Inferno. The free ebook even included the prologue and first chapter of Inferno. “It makes it almost irresistible…

Online shopping at CanAmShop for vitamins and supplements

Online shopping at CanAmShop for vitamins and supplements Looking at the average Canadian going to the U.S. to shop is what we look at here at CanAmShop online shopping.  We have lots of quality products 26,500 and you don't have to drive to the United States to get it.  However, all your purchases will be shipped from Seattle Washington by UPS ground or faster depending on your preference. Take some time and explore the site and see what you can find for yourself; a great supply of grocery, gourmet, vitamins, supplements, pet products and the list goes on.  Check back often though specials go up weekly but not really too big a deal at our low rates to begin with.  As we say no sale too small. Total retail trade sales in Canada also rose annually from 2006 to 2012, with the exception of 2009 (-2.9% fall). Even including that one-year fall, annual sales increased from $389 billion in 2006 to $468 billion in 2012. “Comparing the two figures, cross-border shopping by Canadians in the…

OPEC is unlikely to change its production ceiling

OPEC is unlikely to change its production ceiling when the group meets in June, Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Sunday, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency. "Lowering OPEC's production ceiling requires consensus between all members ... under current conditions it seems unlikely that the OPEC production ceiling will change," Zanganeh was quoted as saying. Last month, Zanganeh said the producing group should cut its target daily crude production by at least 5 percent, or approximately 1.5 million barrels per day. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will meet on June 5. At its last meeting in November, OPEC, led by oil kingpin Saudi Arabia, decided against cutting output to defend its market share, resisting calls by some members such as Iran and Venezuela to reduce production to shore up prices. Brent oil LCOc1 settled down $1.17, or 1.8 percent, at $65.37 a barrel on Friday. [O/R] Lower oil prices have caused pain for OPEC'…

Finance ministers to meet over faltering global growth

Finance ministers from the world's largest developed economies meet in Germany this week against a backdrop of faltering global growth, scant inflationary pressures and a bond market in turmoil. High on their agenda -- even if unofficially -- will be Greece and how it can stay in the troubled euro zone. Figures due on Friday from the United States that will almost certainly show the world's biggest economy contracted last quarter are also likely to feature. "With the negotiations between Greece and the rest of the euro area at an impasse, an impatient German Chancellor Merkel has warned that an agreement must be reached before the end of the month," said Thomas Costerg, senior economist at Standard Chartered. Greece cannot make a payment to the International Monetary Fund due on June 5 unless foreign lenders disburse more aid, a senior ruling party lawmaker said on Wednesday, the latest warning from Athens it is on the verge of default. Analysts largely agree the co…

shortage of prime office space in rival European financial centres

The Union Flag flies next to the European Flag outside the European Commission building in central London May 25, 2014. REUTERS/NEIL HALL A shortage of prime office space in rival European financial centres may torpedo plans by some of London's banks to quit the UK capital if Britain opts out of European Union membership. Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to renegotiate Britain's relationship with the EU and then hold a vote by the end of 2017 on whether to stay in the bloc or leave. Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE), the euro zone's second largest bank by assets, confirmed this week it was considering cutting its UK operations if the country pulled out, and other big global banks are expected to rethink the scale of their UK operations under such an eventuality. But decamping from their expansive London homes to Frankfurt, Paris or Dublin would be no simple task. "None of the major European cities could cater for that kind of demand at the click of fingers or even wi…

Stonegate Bank, will host the Cuban government's finances.

English: Coat of arms of Cuba. Español: Escudo de Cuba. Русский: Герб Кубы. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Stonegate Bank, a Florida-based bank that opened only a decade ago, will host the Cuban government's finances. It's another step forward in renewing U.S.-Cuba ties that will make it easier for Cuba to eventually reestablish an official embassy in the U.S. Cuba closed its embassy in the late 1950s. U.S. and Cuban officials are testifying before Congress this week, lobbying to gain approval for the reopening of embassies in the two nations. "We hope this is the initial step to normalize banking ties between the two countries, which will benefit American companies wanting to do business in Cuba, as well as the Cuban people," Stonegate CEO Dave Seleski said in a statement. Investors liked this development too: Stonegate(SGBK) stock is up 4% since the news first broke Wednesday. President Obama began the process of normalizing relations with Cuba in December. Cuba current…

five global banks with $5.4 billion in penalties

U.S. regulators hit five global banks with $5.4 billion in penalties Wednesday for trying to rig foreign currency markets in their favor.
Citigroup (C), Barclays (BCS), JP Morgan Chase (JPM), and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBSPF)were fined more than $2.5 billion by the U.S. after pleading guilty to conspiring to manipulate the price of dollars and euros. The four banks, plus UBS (UBS) , have also been fined $1.6 billion by the Federal Reserve, and Barclays will pay regulators another $1.3 billion to settle related claims.
The first four banks operated what they described as "The Cartel" from as early as 2007, using online chatrooms and coded language to influence the twice-daily setting of benchmarks in an effort to increase their profits.
The guilty banks "participated in a brazen display of collusion and foreign exchange rate market manipulation," said U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Lynch said bankers conspired to enrich themselves at the expense of "countle…

blockchain, the technology that powers the Bitcoin system

Most people have heard of Bitcoin(XBT) as a system of electronic money -- one that hasn't really caught on yet. But what gets less attention is blockchain, the technology that powers the Bitcoin system. It's a computer program that automatically processes transactions and creates a perfect, reliable digital record. High-tech bankers are starting to realize this could revolutionize trading. Nasdaq(NDAQ), a favorite exchange among many technology companies, is making the first move. On Monday, the stock market announced it will start using a blockchain system to keep records for its Nasdaq Private Market, which handles trading of shares in the pre-IPO phase before a company goes public. Nasdaq sees the blockchain's perfect recordkeeping as a major step in the right direction for more transparency. The pre-IPO market doesn't typically see as much trading and what does occur is often by a tight circle of employees and early investors. "Blockchain technology will prov…

Home Depot profits ups

Home Depot Inc (HD.N) reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit and sales on Tuesday and raised its full-year earnings forecast as North American customers spent more on home repairs after a harsh winter. The world's No. 1 home improvement chain said strong housing contrasted with below-consensus U.S. GDP growth in the first quarter. "The growth that we see in our business ... supports the view of the continued recovery in the U.S. housing market," Chief Executive Craig Menear said on a conference call. Stores across the United States catered to customers making home improvements after digging out from a long winter. Departments that outperformed included tools, decor, lighting, plumbing and appliances. Home Depot raised its profit forecast for the year ending February 2016 to between $5.24 and $5.27 per share including items, from $5.11 to $5.17. Wall Street was looking for $5.23 per share. It also increased its full-year sales growth forecast to between 4.2 and 4.…

Goldman Sachs has cut its long-term crude oil price forecasts

Goldman Sachs has cut its long-term crude oil price forecasts and recommended investors sell shares in two major oil companies, saying that improved U.S. shale efficiency and higher production from OPEC will more than cover future demand. The U.S. investment bank's equities team, in a note published on Saturday, raised its projection for the average Brent crude oil LCOc1 price this year to $58 a barrel from $52 and lifted its outlook for U.S. light crude futures CLc1 to $52 a barrel from $48. But Goldman, closely followed investors including large pensions and hedge funds, said it expects Brent to fall over time, reaching $55 a barrel by 2020. Brent traded around $67 a barrel at 1100 GMT on Monday. "We lower our Brent oil price assumption to $60-$65 for 2016-2019, falling to $55 for 2020," Goldman said. "We see global oil demand being met by U.S. shale, which is continuing to benefit from efficiency and productivity improvements, and OPEC," the bank's note …

credit card processing solutions

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Walmart has announced a new partnership with Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba

American retail firm Walmart has announced a new partnership with Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba in order to improve growth and sales within China. The partnership will involve Alibaba’s mobile payment arm Alipay. Walmart’s stores in the metropolis of Shenzhen will be able to pay for goods using Alipay Wallet. The branches will be provided with scanners that can read barcodes on the smartphone, allowing a transaction to be completed in seconds. Although Walmart reported a decline in its China sales for the fourth quarter of 2014, it plans to expand its operations in the country. The company stated last month it intends to open another 115 stores in China by 2017. This partnership looks like it has been in the pipeline for many months. In February, Doug McMillon, CEO of Walmart told investors that the company is “taking the right steps to solidify a foundation for long-term growth.” Alipay certainly know how to dominate the mobile payment business. Since July 2014, Alipay generated…

Castleton Commodities International will buy Morgan Stanley's physical oil business

Castleton Commodities International will buy Morgan Stanley's physical oil business, the largest and oldest on Wall Street, vaulting the Connecticut-based merchant into the big leagues of global crude and fuel traders. In a long-awaited deal that appears to mark the end of the Wall Street bank's more than three-decade history as a major player in physical oil markets, Castleton will gain several dozen oil tank storage leases, physical oil supply and purchase contracts, and a team of about a hundred traders. Neither Morgan Stanley nor Castleton released terms of the transaction, but analysts estimated the deal to be valued at slightly more than $1 billion. This principally represents the value of oil inventories in storage or transit. The deal will not be material for Morgan Stanley, the bank said. Castleton, a Connecticut-based trading group now owned by a private equity group of hedge fund and trading veterans, will have more scale and scope to compete in the massive global …