Factory activity slips to seven-month low in May: Markit
NEW YORK - Manufacturing slowed for a second straight month in May as weak overseas demand and government belt-tightening at home led to the sector's most sluggish rate of growth since October, a survey showed on Thursday.
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Artkive Turns Your Kids' Artwork (And More) Into Printed Books
Artkive, an app designed to eliminate the overwhelming guilt you get tossing your children’s brilliant artwork into the garbage, now has another purpose, too: you can order printed out books of their creations. Instead of just hiding the child’s crumpled up drawings and precious finger-paint covered handprints that school sends home – what is now, like every day? – under cereal boxes and empty bags of chips, you can assure yourself that you’ve found a more efficient means of saving these items instead. You snapped a photo of them. The sense of relief is overwhelming, I tell you. OK, I kid…a little. But as any parent will tell you, kids’ art output is overwhelming, forcing you to curate with a heavy hand. That’s why so many moms (and some dads, too) have begun snapping photos of the art before it hits the trash. Explains CEO Jedd Gold, who has extensive experience working in kids’ entertainment, including with the relaunch of nostalgic 80?s brands like Strawberry Shortcake ...
Toronto gets ready for 46th Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival
It's almost time for Toronto's biggest and most colourful party, Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival. This year the carnival will run from July 9 to August 4 with activities that everyone can enjoy.
Dimon clings to JPMorgan chairman title, after fight
TAMPA, Florida - Jamie Dimon, chairman and chief executive of JPMorgan Chase & Co took an unusual step to fight off investors seeking more oversight of his activities - he hinted he might quit.
Democrats call for controls on tax-exempt groups at IRS hearing
WASHINGTON - As they joined Republicans on Tuesday in bashing the Internal Revenue Service for targeting conservative groups that sought tax-exempt status, Senate Democrats had another target: the regulations that require the tax agency to weigh the political activity of such groups.