Jeremy Bird was fed up with his bank, so he decided to take his business elsewhere. Tired of the fees and eager to see his financial institution invest more into his community, Bird made the switch to a credit union about a year ago. And he has no regrets.
The Toronto stock market extended its losses Thursday amid a second triple-digit slide, with resource stocks leading the selloff as oil and metal prices broke through important levels amid worries about a faltering global economy.
Shops in Hong Kong have closed and the local stock market has plunged but protesters are gambling their agitation for greater democracy will pay off by preserving institutions that made this former British colony a profitable asset to China.
A Chinese supplier of Samsung Electronics Co. filed a lawsuit accusing a New York City-based labour watchdog of spreading false rumours of child labour, but the labour group says it has evidence to back up its report.