– The Washington Post
Canada enters crucial talks in Washington on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement this week with a complex mix of self-confidence and dread about possible damage to its most important trading relationship.
– The Hill
Blue America is invading the New South, where changing demographics and the slow death of the tobacco and textile industries are turning a once solid-red region along the mid- and south-Atlantic coastline into competitive battlegrounds. Republicans are worried that their growing deficits in major cities will expand the electoral college battlefield.
Starbucks is its own worst enemy. After years of opening new locations –oftentimes several in the same neighborhood — the Seattle-based coffee chain’s relentless pursuit of ubiquity is becoming one of its own foils, according to analysts at BMO Capital Markets. The Montreal-based investment bank this week downgraded its view of Starbucks’ stock, saying the company has saturated the American market so much that it’s now losing sales competing with itself.
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