October 16, 2006 - News

Bangladeshi microcredit pioneer Yunds and his bank win Nobel Peace Prize
Microcredit was given world recognition for its role creating lasting peace through economic and social development from below when Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus and his Grameen Bank won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.

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Solving the world's problems, Google style.
Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google corporation, aims to form partnerships with both for-profit and non-profit entities and to make contributions to their projects. "Because of the for-profit nature of...Google.org, the organization will be able to invest in start-up entrepreneurial initiatives within communities, lobby Congress, develop new technologies, and reinvest profits in the organization.

Harper’s social Darwinism
Federal conservatives launch budget cuts, including a $7.7 million ACOA program to develop the "social economy" — co-operatives, credit unions and community economic development organizations.

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Co-ops offer consumers choices
There's more than one way to do business in Victoria.

Business browser: Startup help sought
Small businesses want more federal support.

Beef co-op coming back to Alberta
The future of many Peace Country ranchers could be hanging in the balance as a local beef co-op tries to rescue its plans for a slaughterhouse after abruptly pulling out of Dawson Creek.

Co-operative aims to buy park land
A new citizens' co-operative aimed at preserving Mount Orford Park from commercial and residential development was launched in Montreal yesterday. If the co-operative's bid is successful, the land will be used for year-round family activities. The only building co-op members envision on the land is an "ultra-green ecological hostel" that would serve as a nature appreciation centre.