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May 14 2014


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February 02 2014


Welfare, Healthy Living On Tap

That a pilot project be undertaken in which government housing units are made available to tenants who wish to buy them "at market value" and on a rent-to-own basis. That the province be urged to advertise, through signage and other means, all infrastructure projects. funded by the one per cent increase in the PST so that Manitobans know where their money is going. Manitoba New Democrats will debate the merits of raising welfare rates and imposing a tax on junk food and soft drinks when they gather for their annual convention in Winnipeg Feb. 7 to 9. Party members have submitted close to 200 resolutions on a broad clicking here range of issues, from climate change and urban sprawl to the closure of rural Hydro offices and the banning of foods containing shark fins. The Assiniboia and Wolseley constituencies want the province to implement a junk food or "healthy living" levy and direct all revenues toward healthy food and preschool breakfast programs, gardening projects and "food support projects." The Wolseley motion argues junk food contributes to diabetes, obesity and other health conditions.
Source: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/welfare-healthy-living-on-tap-243046361.html

January 25 2014


Texas Industries Said In Talks On Sale To Martin Marietta

Texas Industries Cement Trucks In 2013, builders began work on 923,400 homes, an increase of 18 percent from the prior year and the most since 2007. Texas Industries rose 9.3 percent ( TXI:US ) yesterday to $75.06, its highest close since May 2008. At that price the company has a market value of $2.15 billion. Martin Marietta fell 4.4 percent to $104.32. Vertical Integration Lesley Vines, Texas Industries corporate controller and treasurer, declined to comment in an e-mail, citing company policy not to comment on rumors. Officials at Raleigh, North Carolina-based Martin Marietta didnt reply to e-mail messages and telephone messages seeking comment Martin Marietta, which shipped 128 million tons (116 million metric tons) of aggregates in 2012, began expanding outside of its core business in 2011, including an asset swap to gain concrete and asphalt operations near Denver. Chief Executive Officer Ward Nye said in August the increase in these vertically integrated businesses is a way to tap growing markets. Martin Marietta doesnt have aggregates or ready-mix concrete production in California, where Texas Industries owns a cement plant near Los Angeles. That would bring Martin Marietta into unfamiliar territory, said Kathryn Thompson, an analyst who founded Thompson Research Group in Nashville, Tennessee.

January 18 2014


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