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All eyes on Fed, Greece after ECB fires bazooka
PARIS (Reuters) - After the surprises from central banks which rocked markets at the start of the year, the U.S. Federal Reserve will be watched as closely as ever this week to see that it doesn't stray from its own policy path.
The ECB has pulled the trigger, but will the bazooka blow?
ECB has one last chance to save euro with bond purchases  South China Morning Post (subscription)
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TD expert tells Canadian oil producers to brace for a second shock
Canada's oil producers are being told to brace for more bad news, even as they struggle to cope with a collapse that has driven prices down by nearly 60 per cent from their peak last June.
Falling gas prices slow December inflation to 1.5 per cent  Hamilton Spectator
CANADA FX DEBT-C$ eases moderately after data and as bank policies weigh  Reuters
Mark Milke: Jim Prentice is wrong on taxes
After governments abandon fiscal prudence, they will soon search for any and all ways to tax people more. This is the reality playing out in Alberta where Premier Jim Prentice has floated multiple tax increase trial balloons.
Milke: Prentice is flat-out wrong about Alberta's income tax system  Calgary Herald
Weeks after going on the market, no bids for Alberta government planes  CTV News
Bank Of Canada Shocks Markets With .25 Rate Cut
OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada surprised financial markets by cutting its key interest rate by 0.25 per cent on Wednesday, reported CBC News.
Interest rate cut could buy Canadians more time to cut debt, say experts  Hamilton Spectator
Contingency fund can be made use of to balance the books if needed: Oliver  National Gazette
Higher energy, consumer staples stocks send TSX modestly higher
TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed slightly higher Friday as consumer stocks advanced in the wake of a strong retail report and energy stocks climbed amid questions about whether the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah could mean a change ...
TSX ends day, week higher as investors cheer central bank moves  Reuters Canada
BC hopes to lure oil sands workers
The B.C. government is throwing out the welcome mat hoping to capitalize on layoffs and project cancellations in the Alberta oil patch.
Les Leyne: LNG moving target moves some more  Times Colonist
Vaughn Palmer: Oil slide won't wipe out BC's bottom line, premier says  Vancouver Sun
IBM's Watson applies its know-how to Canadian comfort food
IBM's Watson cognitive computing system started out by winning Jeopardy, a rather frivolous proof-of-concept for some interesting technology.
IBM Watson cooks up some interesting meals  Computer Dealer News
IBM's Watson supercomputer releasing a cookbook  CANOE
Final First Nation signs on to support TransCanada Pipeline
The final First Nation has signed on to support TransCanada's proposed Coastal GasLink pipeline project. The pipeline would feed the LNG facility being planned by Shell Canada and its partners in the LNG Canada project.
LNG pipeline deals with BC nets First Nation millions of dollars  Prince George Citizen
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If you want to call your food organic in BC, you now have to be certified
B.C. farmers who call their produce �organic� will now need to be certified to use the term. Use of the organic label has long been a bone of contention among farmers employing chemical-free methods.
BC Proposes Changes to Regulate the Term �Organic�  KelownaNow
BC moves to stamp out bogus organic claims  Vancouver Sun
Canadians cry 'fowl' over lack of ethnic chicken
"Concerns about the availability of ethnic chicken have largely focused on supplies of specialty birds (e.g. chicken from the Silkie and Taiwanese breeds), kosher and Hong Kong chicken," the document says.
Canadians crying 'fowl' over lack of ethnic chicken, document shows  Winnipeg Free Press