Saturday, April 25, 2015

26,000 specialty foods online at CanAmShop

CanAmShop online shopping with 26,540 online specialty foods products. is not the biggest competitor in online shopping world however it really does have one of the most extensive product selections around in the grocery/gourmet specialty foods website category. Other sites offer their products but CanAmShop’s pricing is extremely competitive and hard to beat. Shipping is not free and sales don’t exist, the best you might see is a $5.00 courtesy coupon saying thanks for shopping here.CanAmShop
Some of CanAmShop’s categories are Allergy Free, Baking Pans, Tools, Bags, Totes, Baking Essentials, Breakfast Foods, Condiments, Drinks, Eco-Home, For Baby, Pets, dog treats, Fruits, Vegetables, Gift, Ideas, Grains, Beans, Sides, Health, Beauty, Meal Ideas, Paper, Disposable, Snacks, Soups, Bouillon, Teas, Vitamins, Supplements, organic, natural products.
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All orders for U.S. and Canada are filled from our distribution center on west coast in Seattle, Washington U.S.A. website is easy to navigate and simple in design. A simple search can bring you dozens of results for different versions of the same products and a few related items. Using the advanced search feature, you can go as specific as the publisher, subject, binding type or ISBN number. Browsing the site is just as easy. Simply choose the department you want to shop in and then slim down options until the items you want to purchase come up.
Search and browsing results can be organized by price, best-selling, customer reviews and more. These features make it easy to navigate through the thousands of product listings on the site without getting lost on the way.
Once on the product pages, you can read reviews, product specs, summary, professional reviews, any sales related to the product, and see similar products. On many items, additional pictures and pages from inside the product are available for your review. You can then choose to add the item to your wish list.
When it comes to purchasing, makes it easy to evaluate a product and shipping costs along with the condition of the item they are selling. Once items are in the cart, they are easy to delete or save for a later purchase.
After using the site for a while, you will soon start to see personalized recommendations and product suggestions based on items you previously bought and browsed. has really no shipping options available and all priced by weight (dimensional pricing could affect the price). Standard shipping usually takes around a week. Expedited shipments usually arrive within 3 days and one or two day items sold directly from CanAmShop are available on request and almost always arrive within the timeframe seen of the shipping page. International shipping is available on most items for an additional fee. Tracking is available on all items. does not gift wrap your purchases.
The company will accept most credit cards. You can also pay via a direct bank transfer or an e-check and through PayPal.
The secure checkout process makes it easy to pay with a gift card or using a promo code as well.
Payments can be made over the phone or money order. offers excellent customer support and offers phone and email support.
The site’s return policy varies depending on your purchase. In all cases, any defective, undelivered or improperly described products fall under A-to-Z Guarantee and can be returned within 30 days.
Items that were purchased and returned for a reason that is not the fault of the seller may be subject to a restocking fee and may have shipping costs deducted from the return.
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Google Inc on Wednesday launched a new U.S. wireless service

Google Inc on Wednesday launched a new U.S. wireless service that switches between Wi-Fi and cellular networks to curb data use and keep phone bills low.
The service, Google's first entry into the wireless industry, will work only on the company's Nexus 6 phones and be hosted through Sprint Corp and T-Mobile's networks, Google said in a statement.
The service, called Project Fi, will automatically switch between the two networks and more than 1 million open, free Wi-Fi spots, depending on which signal is strongest.
The service will cost $20 a month plus $10 per gigabyte of data used. Customers will get money back for unused data.
Sundar Pichai, Google's senior vice president of products, said at a Barcelona conference last month the company was preparing to experiment with a mobile network, but that it did not intend to disrupt the wireless industry.
The service will be available on only one device and has limited carrier coverage, so it will not make Google a major wireless industry player, said Brian Blau, research director at Gartner.
If successful, however, Google's service could pressure wireless providers to further lower prices and better adapt to the rise of tablets and wearable devices, Blau added. Though some carriers, such as T-Mobile and AT&T Inc, allow unused data to roll over, most mobile plans require customers to pay for a set amount of data each month.
But Google first has to "test out features they think are going to differentiate themselves," Blau said, such as being able to transition from network connectivity to Wi-Fi.
If Google is able to provide those features, "it's very possible they could become a major wireless player in the future," Blau said.
Phone numbers will live in the cloud so that consumers can talk and text on any connected tablet, Google said.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Short sellers

English: The old logo of Credit Suisse.
English: The old logo of Credit Suisse. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
In January 2014, veteran short-seller Bill Fleckenstein said he was readying a new fund to bet on falling stock prices. More than a year later, he's still waiting to launch that fund.
Despite lackluster U.S. economic data, a world grappling with slow growth, concern that Greece and Ukraine could default on their debts, the U.S. stock market has been more than resilient. Even after a selloff on Friday, major indices are less than two percent from all-time highs and volatility measurements have been close to their lowest levels for 2015.
"How are you supposed to actively short stocks in this environment? It has been impossible," Seattle-based Fleckenstein told Reuters.
His frustration is shared by others dedicated to betting on declines, if not for the broader market then for individual stocks that look overvalued. Outside of the hard-hit energy industry, most sectors have performed well over the last several months, and dedicated short funds have been stung.
Equity markets continue to benefit from ultra-low interest rates and other moves by central banks aimed at stimulating demand in major economies.
"It all comes down to free money and that old saw - 'don't fight the Fed,'" said Jeff Matthews, who runs Ram Partners, a Naples, Florida-based hedge fund.
Through the end of March, Credit Suisse's index that measures the performance of short-biased funds is down 4.4 percent, while its market-neutral index - measuring funds that match long and short bets - is off by 1.6 percent. In comparison, CSFB's broad index of all hedge funds is up 2.6 percent.
Since October, long-short equity funds - which take long positions in stocks expected to increase in value and short stocks expected to decrease in value - have been gravitating more to long bets than at any time since August, according to the Credit Suisse data. In particular, they have been pulling back on unprofitable short positions taken earlier in the year.
"It has been unremittingly horrible for someone like me who has been long value, short over-hyped stocks," said Sydney, Australia-based short-seller John Hempton of Bronte Capital. "It would be more fun if I could go back to making money rather than spending my days thinking about risk management."
Investors like Hempton and Fleckenstein are happy to forget 2013 and 2014: the S&P 500 gained 29.6 percent and 11.4 percent in those years, while Credit Suisse's index of hedge funds with a dedicated short bias lost 25 percent and 5.6 percent, respectively.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

online shopping for grocery and gourmet products

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We have 24,540 online shopping for grocery and gourmet products with natural and organic products branching out to provide other assorted choices of quality products. CanAmShop is a distributor of quality organic, natural, and healthy products. From food to gifts, and baking essentials, we have the finest range and quality service. Our distribution center on the West coast in Seattle, Washington U.S.A. Since 2003 eComTechnology has maintained its base of quality products with merchants from around the world.
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CanAmShop online shopping distributes wholesale organic and natural products spanning 775 brands in over 125 product categories totalling 24,500 products for shipping in the US and Canada.
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CanAmShop is a division of eComTechnology that has distribution agreements with leading companies.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Ernst & Young LLP [ERNY.UL] will pay $10 million to settle a New York lawsuit

Ernst & Young LLP [ERNY.UL] will pay $10 million to settle a New York lawsuit accusing the accounting firm of helping Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc [LEHMB.UL] deceive investors in the years leading up to its 2008 collapse, the New York attorney general said on Wednesday.
The 2010 lawsuit claimed Ernst & Young's auditing facilitated a "massive accounting fraud" and sought $150 million in fees that the firm earned from Lehman between 2001 and 2008, plus investor damages and equitable relief.
While the $10 million was much smaller than what the attorney general's office had sought, Ernst & Young agreed to pay $99 million in damages to investors in a class action settlement approved a year ago.
The case was the only action by a law enforcement authority in connection with Lehman's 2008 collapse, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement.
"If auditors' reports...provide cover for their clients by helping to hide material information, that harms the investing public, our economy and our country," Schneiderman said.
Nearly all the $10 million will go to investors in Lehman securities, the office said.
An Ernst & Young spokesperson said the New York case is the last significant piece of litigation against it over Lehman, but declined to comment on the settlement.
According to the complaint, Ernst approved the "surreptitious" removal of tens of billions of dollars of debt from Lehman's balance sheet to make the investment bank appear less indebted at the close of financial quarters.
The earlier class action settlement relied in part on facts uncovered by the Attorney General's investigation, the attorney general's office said, including more than a dozen depositions its lawyers took.
Lehman filed for bankruptcy on Sept. 15, 2008, helping to trigger the global financial crisis. Once the fourth-largest U.S. investment bank, Lehman held large quantities of risky subprime mortgage securities.

Monday, April 13, 2015

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Black Duck's new Black Duck Hub open source security solution

Black Duck's new Black Duck Hub open source security solution helps development teams check the security of open source in their code bases.

Black Duck Software, a provider of solutions for managing open source software, has announced Black Duck Hub, a new open source security solution that helps security and development teams find and remediate open source vulnerabilities.
The Black Duck Hub helps users identify open source components used within their code, identify known security vulnerabilities, and triage, schedule, and track remediation.
“Most companies do not have an automated mechanism to identify new open source as it enters a code base,” said Bill Ledingham, executive vice president and chief technology officer at Black Duck Software, in a statement. “Moreover, they are unable to determine the actual risk and impact from vulnerabilities. Without this knowledge, companies have no way to triage and track vulnerability remediation efforts over time. The Black Duck Hub helps security and development teams identify and mitigate open source related risks across an application portfolio. The product’s ability to automatically map industry-identified security vulnerabilities to assess risk, prioritize issues, and track remediation means Black Duck is uniquely positioned in the market to provide the most comprehensive language coverage and dev-tools integration with integrated remediation tracking and management.”
Black Duck said on average, more than 30 percent of software deployed in most enterprises is open source software (OSS). Yet, few organizations have visibility into what open source is used and where. With more than 4,000 new open source vulnerabilities reported each year, understanding what open source is used within an organization is critical, the company said.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Brent crude oil fell below $58 a barrel

Brent crude oil fell below $58 a barrel on Tuesday on signs of growing oversupply as Iranian officials visited Beijing to seek more oil sales following the framework nuclear deal that could lead to the lifting of sanctions.
China is Iran's largest trade partner and has bought roughly half of its crude exports since 2012, when sanctions against the Islamic Republic were tightened.
Oil markets were also pressured by a Goldman Sachs report saying prices needed to remain low for months to slow U.S. oil output growth.
Brent LCOc1 was down 70 cents at $57.42 a barrel by 1335 GMT. U.S. crude CLc1 was down 75 cents at $51.39 a barrel.
Representatives of state-run National Iranian Oil Company will meet China's biggest crude buyers including Unipec, the trading arm of top Asian refiner Sinopec Corp (0386.HK), and state trader Zhuhai Zhenrong Corp, officials told Reuters.
Global oil markets already face a supply glut with producers pumping over 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) more than demand in the first half of this year, analysts say.
"There is a massive oversupply. Stocks are rising and now we have the prospect of more Iranian oil coming onto the market," said Carsten Fritsch, analyst at Commerzbank in Frankfurt.
Goldman said in a research note it expected U.Scrude inventories to top out in April and subsequently be drawn down at 350,000 bpd during the May-September period, when demand for fuel to power cars and air-conditioners is at its greatest.
Still, the bank said it saw little upside for its $40-a-barrel forecast over the next three months, anticipating inventories would rise again by October, pressuring prices into 2016.
"Prices need to remain low in coming months to achieve a sufficient and sustainable slowdown in U.S. production growth," the bank said, adding that the U.S. outlook for 2016 made its forecast for $65-a-barrel oil next year look too high.

On Monday energy information group Genscape said its data showed stocks at the Cushing, Oklahoma oil hub rose by the relatively small amount of 169,000 barrels in the week to April 3.

Friday, April 10, 2015

UnionPay debit cards have become the most popular global payment method,

UnionPay debit cards have become the most popular global payment method, generating more transactions than MasterCard and Visa according to The Nilsen Report.
In 2014 there was a 14.2 per cent increase in overall transactions, with brands such as American Express, MasterCard, UnionPay, and Visa generating 195.56 billion payments. The increase in transactions has also increased the volume for goods and services. Last year goods and services grew by 18.3 per cent, producing $2.832 trillion.
UnionPay’s growth in the debit card market is continuing to excel, with the Nilsen Report revealing that they had the highest percentage increase for a debit card, based on purchase volume. Union Pay’s debit and credit card transactions also grew by 52.3 per cent.
UnionPay is attempting to match, and even better its competitors in terms of year-on-year growth. Last year UnionPay’s transactions grew to 6.78 billion, exceeding MasterCard’s 6.17 billion. Visa however, still comes out on top with transactions, increasing to 10.40 billion transactions.
UnionPay still has a long way to go before they can be known as the top debit card company, a title which this year belongs to Visa. Visa debit cards topped the list for the most purchase transactions with a share of 36.79 per cent, followed by Visa credit cards with 20.95 per cent. Union Pay trailed behind Visa and MasterCard, with their debit cards accounting for 5.45 per cent, and their credit cards achieving 4.65 per cent.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

U.S. media company Viacom Inc (VIAB.O) said it will undertake a restructuring

Viacom 18 logo
Viacom 18 logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
U.S. media company Viacom Inc (VIAB.O) said it will undertake a restructuring, including cutting jobs, abandoning some acquired titles and reorganizing three of its domestic network groups into two new organizations, to drive growth.
The owner of movie studio Paramount Pictures and cable networks such as MTV and Comedy Central said it will take a related pre-tax charge of about $785 million in the quarter ended March 31.
Viacom also halted its $20 billion share buyback program due to the restructuring and the spending on acquisitions anticipated in the current fiscal year.
The company's shares fell 1.6 percent after the bell on Monday.
Viacom said the new structure would realign sales, marketing, creative and support functions and increase efficiencies in program and product development.
The company in January reported lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue due to weak advertising spending in the United States.
Analysts on average were expecting the company to post a profit of $428.3 million on revenue of $3.26 billion in the second quarter, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Viacom said on Monday it "reallocating resources to expand its capabilities in critical business areas" such as data analysis, technology development and consumer insights.
The company said it expects to save about $350 million annually, including about $175 million this year, from the restructuring.

Viacom said the stock buyback halt, aimed to keep the company within its target leverage ratio, would last no later than October.