Shockproofing Canada: Empty grocer shelves don’t signal food security issues, but there are challenges looming — Financial Post

Bigger problems are expected as the system runs into bottlenecks caused by farm labour shortages and virus outbreaks at processing plants Shockproofing Canada: Empty grocer shelves don’t signal food security issues, but there are challenges looming — Financial Post Continue reading Shockproofing Canada: Empty grocer shelves don’t signal food security issues, but there are challenges looming — Financial Post

UK throws coronavirus lifeline to more big businesses — Financial Post

LONDON — Britain will allow more large businesses to apply for government funds, finance minister Rishi Sunak announced on Thursday, after many risked being left to collapse while the coronavirus outbreak tears through the economy. Read More UK throws coronavirus lifeline to more big businesses — Financial Post Continue reading UK throws coronavirus lifeline to more big businesses — Financial Post

U.S. revises cost justification of mercury rule for coal plants — Financial Post

The Trump administration revised the cost-benefit analysis for an Obama-era rule that forced coal-fired power plants to cut their mercury emissions, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler said on Thursday. Read More U.S. revises cost justification of mercury rule for coal plants — Financial Post Continue reading U.S. revises cost justification of mercury rule for coal plants — Financial Post

Sterling rises to one-month highs versus dollar, euro — Financial Post

LONDON — Sterling rose to one-month highs versus the dollar and euro on Tuesday, as signs that lockdown measures may be slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus strengthened currencies seen as riskier bets. Read More Sterling rises to one-month highs versus dollar, euro — Financial Post Continue reading Sterling rises to one-month highs versus dollar, euro — Financial Post

Trump EPA declines to tighten soot pollution standards — Financial Post

The Trump administration on Tuesday said it rejected a recommendation from staff scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency to tighten air quality regulations governing soot pollution, arguing the current standards are adequate to protect human health. Read More Trump EPA declines to tighten soot pollution standards — Financial Post Continue reading Trump EPA declines to tighten soot pollution standards — Financial Post

J.C. Penney to hire advisors as it mulls debt management options – Bloomberg News — Financial Post

J.C. Penney Co Inc has approached consulting firm AlixPartners LLP as the U.S. retailer looks at options for managing its debt, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Read More J.C. Penney to hire advisors as it mulls debt management options – Bloomberg News — Financial Post Continue reading J.C. Penney to hire advisors as it mulls debt management options – Bloomberg News — Financial Post

Virgin Galactic to run as a critical infrastructure business during pandemic — Financial Post

Billionaire Richard Branson’s space tourism company Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc will keep running as a critical infrastructure business, even as many U.S. states in which it operates have mandated business closures during the coronavirus outbreak. Read More Virgin Galactic to run as a critical infrastructure business during pandemic — Financial Post Continue reading Virgin Galactic to run as a critical infrastructure business during pandemic — Financial Post

Commodity currencies slip as OPEC+ output cuts provide little cheer — Financial Post

TOKYO — Commodity currencies slipped against safe-haven units such as the dollar and yen on Monday as a record output cut agreed by OPEC and other oil producing nations failed to offset broader concerns about global demand for resources. Read More Commodity currencies slip as OPEC+ output cuts provide little cheer — Financial Post Continue reading Commodity currencies slip as OPEC+ output cuts provide little cheer — Financial Post

OPEC, Russia approve biggest-ever oil cut to support prices amid coronavirus pandemic — Financial Post

BAKU/DUBAI/LONDON — OPEC and allies led by Russia agreed on Sunday to a record cut in output to prop up oil prices amid the coronavirus pandemic and said they had an unprecedented deal with fellow oil nations, including the United States, to curb global oil supply by 20%. Read More OPEC, Russia approve biggest-ever oil cut to support prices amid coronavirus pandemic — Financial Post Continue reading OPEC, Russia approve biggest-ever oil cut to support prices amid coronavirus pandemic — Financial Post