Over 10,000 people have signed to support Basic Income

The Basic Income Canada Network (BICN) has just passed their goal of signing 10,000 people who support a basic income guarantee in Canada. This milestone marks the culmination of over a year of collecting supporters. BICN now looks toward its next milestone: reaching the 15,000-person threshold. BICN is a non-profit organization affiliated to BIEN More...

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By subhadip On Monday, February 6th, 2017
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Federal minister fields questions on basic income at meeting with students

Thirty McGill students meet with Jean-Yves Duclos, the Federal minister of Families, Children and Social Development for Canada. If you follow this site, you may remember a piece on my meeting with François Blais, More...

By subhadip On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
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Raisio CEO Matti Rihko resigns

Raisio CEO Matti Rihko resigned from the Finland-based food company today (3 January), with immediate effect. Rihko has headed up the Benecol maker since 2006. Raisio did not provide a reason for his departure More...

By subhadip On Thursday, December 8th, 2016
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Police open inquiry into historical child sex abuse at London football clubs

British police said they had launched an investigation into allegations of historical child sex crimes at London soccer clubs following a wave of reports from former players that they had been abused as youngsters. Last More...

By subhadip On Thursday, December 8th, 2016
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US private sector created 216,000 jobs in Nov, vs 165,000 jobs expected

November saw a big surprise in politics and a major jump in job creation, according to a report Wednesday from ADP and Moody’s Analytics. Private companies added a net 216,000 positions during the month, More...

By subhadip On Monday, November 7th, 2016
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US: Elon Musk predicts a “pretty good chance” for UBI

In an interview with CNBC on Friday, November 4, famed Silicon Valley entrepreneur Elon Musk — founder and CEO of Tesla Motors, SpaceX, and SolarCity — stated that a universal basic income will likely become More...

By subhadip On Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
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Homebuilders tumble on weak housing data, Lennar outlook

Homebuilder stocks tumbled Tuesday as disappointing monthly housing data and slowing orders at builder Lennar weighed on the sector. Housing starts in the U.S. came in at an annualized rate of 1.14 million in More...

By subhadip On Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
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FedEx earnings: $2.90 per share vs. expected EPS of $2.81

The company posted adjusted fiscal first-quarter earnings per share of $2.90 on revenue of $14.66 billion. Wall Street expected FedEx to report earnings of $2.81 a share on $14.61 billion in revenue, according More...

By subhadip On Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
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General Mills sales fall for fifth straight quarter

General Mills reported a drop in quarterly net sales for the fifth straight quarter, hurt mainly by weak demand for its Yoplait yogurt and Progresso soup and the sale of its Green Giant frozen vegetable business. The More...

By subhadip On Saturday, March 19th, 2016
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Liar, Liar: Top Money Lies Americans Are Comfortable With

No, your pants aren’t on fire. But judging by the results of a new poll, you might be comfortable lying about certain money issues to get ahead in life – even if the consequences could be grave. The survey More...