Thursday celebration of punctuation

PINOLE, Calif., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The California man behind Thursday's National Punctuation Day said he is holding a contest for pastries shaped like punctuation marks.

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The U.K. government has adjusted North Sea taxes to encourage new oil development; Sky-high energy prices are not expected to drop any time soon; Australia is on the verge of housing one of the largest LNG exports.

Report suggests higher gas prices

NEW YORK, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- New York-based CIBC said U.S. consumers should prepare for gas prices hitting $4.50 a gallon.

Report: U.S., Canadian economies diverging

TORONTO, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Canada's economy will surge past the U.S. economy and the Canadian dollar will reach $1.05 against the greenback, a bank economic forecast predicted Monday.

Study: Consumption up among oil producers

TORONTO, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Rising oil consumption among producing nations will cut exports by 2.5 million barrels per day by the end of this decade, a new Canadian study says.

Canadan dollar nears U.S. parity

MONTREAL, June 1 (UPI) -- The Canadian dollar topped 94 cents in U.S. currency Friday prompting another prediction the "loonie" was headed for parity with the greenback.

Report: Canadian oil sands key after '09

TORONTO, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Canada holds almost 60 percent of the investable oil reserves in the world today, CIBC said Friday.

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TORONTO, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The chief economist for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce World Markets has been given sensitivity training for remarks that offended some Muslims.

$50 oil could slow U.S. growth

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The long anticipated rise in interest rates may be coming to an early and abrupt end as the specter of a sustained $50 per barrel oil price could lead to a slow
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Jeff Rubin (born August 24,1954) is a Canadian economist and author. He is a former chief economist at CIBC World Markets. He graduated from McGill University with a Masters in Economics after completing his Economics B.A. at University of Toronto. He began his career as an economist at the Ontario Government Treasury Department where he was responsible for projecting future interest rates. He moved on to the brokerage firm Wood, Gundy which was taken over by CIBC and became first CIBC Wood Gundy and then CIBC World Markets. He has accurately predicted fluctuations in interest rates and the value of the Canadian dollar. In the early 1990s he came to prominence projecting a major decline in the Ontario real estate market. He was one of the first economists to accurately predict soaring oil prices back in 2000 and is now a popular commentator on oil depletion and its economic repercussions. He lives in Toronto and recently began to post on Twitter as @jeffrubin. He is an avid fisherman known for exotic trips to Northern Canada (B.C. and Yukon)who frequently uses fishing analogies and references to his own fishing experiences, in his writings.

Rubin began at CIBC World Markets in 1988, and served as chief ecomonist from 1992 to 2009, when he resigned.

He authored the best selling 2009 book Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization.

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