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Canadian retailers not following store-camera privacy laws: Study
Canadian retailers not following store-camera privacy laws: Study

Major Canadian retailers are violating federal privacy laws when it comes to their in-store cameras, a new study has found.

Most Cdns big on Boxing Day sales: Poll
Most Cdns big on Boxing Day sales: Poll

Nearly two-thirds of Canadians polled plan to take advantage of Boxing Day sales, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Bank of Montreal.

Canada inflation rate slows, rate-hike bias in question
Canada inflation rate slows, rate-hike bias in question

Canada’s annual inflation rate fell to a three-year low of 0.8 percent in November, raising questions about the Bank of Canada’s stubborn insistence that the next move in interest rates will be an increase.

GM: Camaro production to move out of Ontario
GM: Camaro production to move out of Ontario

The union representing workers at the General Motors plant in Oshawa, just east of Toronto, reacted with anger Tuesday after the company announced it will move its Camaro production to Michigan.

Hyundai recalls 2012 Veloster on potential of shattering sunroof
Hyundai recalls 2012 Veloster on potential of shattering sunroof

Hyundai Motor Co is recalling about 13,500 of its 2012 Veloster models with sunroofs that may shatter while the car is moving, the company and U.S. safety regulators said.

Feds unlikely to sell GM stake soon: experts
Feds unlikely to sell GM stake soon: experts

Political considerations are likely to keep Canada from following Washington’s lead and selling its stake in General Motors Co, industry experts say, potentially until after the next general election, scheduled for 2015.

Air Canada picks 'Rouge' as name of low-cost carrier
Air Canada picks 'Rouge' as name of low-cost carrier

Air Canada’s new low-cost carrier will begin flying to European and Caribbean vacation spots next year under the name “Rouge”, the airline said on Tuesday of the service it hopes will provide a springboard for sustained profitability.

Toyota fined $17.35M US for floormat recall delay
Toyota fined $17.35M US for floormat recall delay

Toyota Motor Corp has agreed to a record fine of $17.35 million US for failing to report a safety defect to the U.S. government in a timely manner, but maintained it has done nothing wrong.

Simple strategies to get your career on track after being laid off
Lessons from Sweden's public sector revolution
Lessons from Sweden's public sector revolution

Decade after decade, Sweden keeps inspiring the world in terms of innovative economic policy.

Norman Woodland, co-inventor of bar code, dies at 91
Norman Woodland, co-inventor of bar code, dies at 91

Norman Woodland, co-inventor of the bar code, the inventory tracking tool that transformed global commerce in the 1970s and saved shoppers countless hours in the supermarket checkout line, has died, his daughter said.

More Canadians buying into RRSPs: Study
More Canadians buying into RRSPs: Study

More Canadians are investing in RRSP's, but they are not maxing out their annual contribution, a study says.

Do we need another stimulus plan?
Do we need another stimulus plan?

Over the past couple of months, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has repeatedly said that he isn't ruling out another stimulus spending package like the one we had in 2008-09 in the event of a deterioration of the global economy.

Employment rebounds in November with 59,300 jobs
Employment rebounds in November with 59,300 jobs

Canada's job market bounced back in November after a sluggish October, the economy creating the most jobs in eight months, according to data that offered hope of stronger economic growth in the fourth quarter.

Price of food to rise in 2013: Report
Price of food to rise in 2013: Report

It's about to get a lot harder to feed your family in Canada, according to a reputable report.

CP Railway to cut 4,500 jobs, 1,700 by year-end
CP Railway to cut 4,500 jobs, 1,700 by year-end

Canadian Pacific Railway, Canada’s second biggest rail carrier, said on Tuesday that it would cut 4,500 employee and contractor jobs by 2016, as it pushes to dramatically cut costs and improve its operating efficiency.

Canada Post charging new houses $200
Canada Post charging new houses $200

You'll pay more for a new home in Canada next year for -- wait for it -- snail mail.

1 in 4 Canadians expect a year-end bonus
1 in 4 Canadians expect a year-end bonus

One in four working Canadians expect to receive a year-end bonus this holiday season.

Small numbers can have large consequences
Small numbers can have large consequences

All of you who have money invested know - or if not, should know - the power of compound interest.

Air Canada announces 'major' Asia expansion
Air Canada announces 'major' Asia expansion

Canada's flag carrier announced Thursday a "major international expansion" of flights to Asia starting mid-2013.

Starbucks offers $7 coffee for 'aficionados'
Starbucks offers $7 coffee for 'aficionados'

Starbucks has a rare new $7 coffee on the market, but the java giant says you can still get basic brew for under two bucks.

'Cyber Monday' shoppers spent record $1.46B
'Cyber Monday' shoppers spent record $1.46B

Online sales for "Cyber Monday," the traditional debut for holiday Web shopping, jumped to $1.465 billion this year, a research firm said Wednesday.

Former SNC-Lavalin CEO arrested
Former SNC-Lavalin CEO arrested

Pierre Duhaime, former CEO at engineering giant SNC-Lavalin, was arrested Wednesday after $56 million went missing at his former firm.

CIDA eyeing private sector shift: Fantino
CIDA eyeing private sector shift: Fantino

Canada can balance both humanitarian goals and economic development with its foreign aid dollars, says International Co-operation Minister Julian Fantino.

Cyber Monday sales sizzle
Cyber Monday sales sizzle

Online sales jumped on Cyber Monday, sending e-commerce retailers’ shares higher and suggesting strong growth from earlier in the holiday shopping season is continuing for now.

Cyber Monday sting hits 132 online counterfeit sites
Cyber Monday sting hits 132 online counterfeit sites

U.S. and European authorities seized 132 domain names in a counterfeit goods crackdown linked to Cyber Monday, the online bargain day, the head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.

4 real-life Tony Starks
4 real-life Tony Starks

Eccentric billionaire Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, has captured comic book fans' attention since 1963.

Mark Carney leaving for Bank of England
Mark Carney leaving for Bank of England

Mark Carney is taking his skills to London to steer the Bank of England back to respectability.

Canada's richest getting richer: Report
Canada's richest getting richer: Report

Most of the people on Canadian Business magazine's annual ranking of the country's 100 wealthiest Canadians this year topped the rich list last year, too.

What's red and white and Black all over?
What's red and white and Black all over?

Canada got its first real taste of Black Friday this year. It's been around in the United States for more than 50 years, but Canada is just catching on.

44% of Canadians plan to shop Cyber Monday
44% of Canadians plan to shop Cyber Monday

Rather than navigate crowded malls, 44% of Canadians will look for deals on Cyber Monday from their comfort of their homes, a new study says.

3 costly spelling errors
3 costly spelling errors

"To err is human, to forgive divine," said Alexander Pope, esteemed English poet and writer.

Flaherty hints at more cuts in 2013 budget
Flaherty hints at more cuts in 2013 budget

While opposition MPs try to delay the government's 2012 budget implementation bill, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has set his calculator on next year's financial blueprint.

Misguided policies impact business
Misguided policies impact business

There is a widespread belief among some segments of the population that businesses control governments and can dictate policies that favour them.

RIM shares jump as optimism for BlackBerry 10 grows
RIM shares jump as optimism for BlackBerry 10 grows

Shares of Research In Motion Ltd surged more than 11% in Toronto on Thursday, after an analyst raised his price target on the stock, citing “positive sentiment building in the industry” ahead of the launch of BlackBerry 10.

Black Friday sales planned across Canada
Black Friday sales planned across Canada

The company that owns Canada’s highest-traffic mall knows many of its customers work on Black Friday - that’s why Toronto’s downtown Eaton Centre is opening at 6 a.m.

5 biggest career-costing jokes
5 biggest career-costing jokes

In the world of comedy, there are few things that are off limits.

Failed talks with union spells end to Twinkie-maker Hostess
Failed talks with union spells end to Twinkie-maker Hostess

Hostess Brands Inc will proceed with a plan to go out of business after the maker of Twinkie snack cakes said last-minute talks with striking workers broke down on Tuesday.

5 Career-Changing Mistakes
5 Career-Changing Mistakes

The state of today's business world is fast-paced, constantly evolving and undeniably competitive. Having a successful career, regardless of what position you are in, is highly dependent upon several factors, including knowledge, confidence and finesse.

Will Walmart workers ruin Black Friday?
Will Walmart workers ruin Black Friday?

The National Labor Relations Board said it is unlikely to make any decision before Thursday’s Thanksgiving Holiday on Walmart's push to stop protests and rallies outside its stores, the U.S. labour board said on Tuesday.

HBC to raise about $365M via IPO
HBC to raise about $365M via IPO

Retailer Hudson’s Bay Co said on Tuesday its initial public offering will raise some $365 million, a sum that is well below the company’s original target of about $400 million.

Quebec investment fund pays $360M for piece of Manhattan building
Quebec investment fund pays $360M for piece of Manhattan building

Quebec's pension fund announced Monday that it purchased a $360-million stake in a 40-storey midtown Manhattan office building.

BP plans $5.9B share buyback: Report
BP plans $5.9B share buyback: Report

BP Plc plans to spend up to $5.9 billion buying back its shares after agreeing last week to pay record criminal penalties over the Deepwater Horizon disaster, Britain’s Sunday Times said in an unsourced report.

Twinkies maker Hostess plans to go out of business
Twinkies maker Hostess plans to go out of business

Hostess Brands Inc, the bankrupt maker of Twinkies snack cakes and loaves of Wonder Bread, is seeking a U.S. court’s permission to go out of business after failing to get wage and benefit cuts from thousands of its striking bakery workers.

Burger King Japan offers all-you-can-eat Whopper buffet
Burger King Japan offers all-you-can-eat Whopper buffet

After launching black bun burgers and promotional stunts allowing customers to stuff as much bacon as they wanted in their sandwiches, Burger King Japan is at it again, this time with an all-you-can-eat Whopper buffet.

Twilight for Twinkies? Hostess says it may close
Twilight for Twinkies? Hostess says it may close

Hostess Brands Inc said it will ask a U.S. bankruptcy judge for permission to liquidate if enough striking workers do not return to work by the end of Thursday to let the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread resume normal operations.

Job openings increase slightly in Q3 of 2012
Job openings increase slightly in Q3 of 2012

The economy may be growing slowly, but job openings are keeping pace with it, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business says.

Sun Media restructures to meet industry challenges
Sun Media restructures to meet industry challenges

Sun Media Corporation announced Tuesday a restructuring initiative expected to result in over $45 million in annual savings.

Leon's aims to fight U.S. competition with The Brick buyout
Leon's aims to fight U.S. competition with The Brick buyout

Leon's Furniture's purchase of the The Brick will allow the chain to battle American competitors in the Canadian market, the company's boss says.

6 extremely overpriced products
6 extremely overpriced products

Unless you're filthy rich, you've probably noticed that movie theater popcorn costs an arm and a leg. Still, for some unknown reason, countless consumers shell out the big bucks for this greasy flick-food.

Jim Flaherty to deliver economic update
Jim Flaherty to deliver economic update

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty will grade Canada's economic performance Tuesday - a fall report card that will show tax revenues are down and that erasing the deficit by 2015-16 is not a sure bet.

Is the iPad mini worth the money?
Is the iPad mini worth the money?

The Apple iPad mini's marketing campaign looks to win over consumers who are looking to purchase a slightly smaller (and cheaper) version of the iPad.

'Fiscal cliff' means a lot of hard scaling for U.S.
'Fiscal cliff' means a lot of hard scaling for U.S.

When people warn that the United States is approaching a "fiscal cliff" it doesn't take much wit to realize it's not a holiday camp. But what is it and where, why is Uncle Sam whistling insouciantly as he hurtles toward it, and how might he avoid the high jump?

McDonald's launches take-home ground coffee
McDonald's launches take-home ground coffee

McDonald's Canada has launched a range of take-home, ground coffee to expand their McCafé offerings and likewise encroach on a segment of the market dominated by rivals Tim Horton's and Starbucks.

Obama ready to tax the rich?
Obama ready to tax the rich?

Newly re-elected President Barack Obama offered on Friday to deal with Republicans to avert a looming U.S. fiscal calamity but insisted a tax increase for the very rich must be part of the bargain.

U.S. 'fiscal cliff' biggest short-term issue for Canada: Carney
U.S. 'fiscal cliff' biggest short-term issue for Canada: Carney

The "fiscal cliff" of potentially damaging U.S. tax hikes and spending cuts is the biggest issue facing the Canadian economy, Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney said Thursday.

Tim Hortons quarterly profit up
Tim Hortons quarterly profit up

Tim Hortons Inc reported an increase in its quarterly profit on Thursday, helped by higher sales and a lower effective tax rate.

Housing market cools
Housing market cools

Canadian housing starts fell more sharply than expected in October, according to data on Thursday that confirms a welcome slowing in the country’s once-booming property market after the government repeatedly tightened mortgage rules.

Tighter cost controls start to pay off for Air Canada
Tighter cost controls start to pay off for Air Canada

Air Canada reported a 56% rise in third-quarter operating profit from a year earlier, marking a turnaround from the second quarter when bookings slumped in the wake of wildcat strikes and the collapse of its maintenance contractor.

Walmart to start Black Friday on Thursday
Walmart to start Black Friday on Thursday

Walmart will kick off its holiday sales rush at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, its earliest start ever, and will guarantee that those who line up can buy a trio of gadgets as it places a big bet that shoppers are ready to spend this holiday season.

Canadian Tire adjusted earnings up
Canadian Tire adjusted earnings up

Canadian Tire Corp, one of the country’s biggest and best-known retailers, reported higher adjusted earnings and revenue on Thursday and boosted its dividend.

Trade deficit unexpectedly narrows as exports rise
Trade deficit unexpectedly narrows as exports rise

Canada’s trade deficit fell unexpectedly to $826 million in September as exports increased by 1.9% while imports were unchanged, Statistics Canada data indicated on Thursday.

5 items under $5 that made millions
5 items under $5 that made millions

North America is the country of innovation and inventions, big and small. But what about those smallest, least expensive of inventions? Here are five products under five dollars that made a million - and in some cases, a lot more than that.

NDP MP launches petition to axe fees to pay bills
NDP MP launches petition to axe fees to pay bills

An NDP MP doesn't believe it's fair that consumers must pay a fee to pay their bills.

Congressional gridlock threatens economy: Flaherty
Congressional gridlock threatens economy: Flaherty

Now that the U.S. presidential race is history, several bilateral issues are bubbling to the surface, including an oil pipeline to Texas and the biggest threat facing a fragile Canadian economy - a gridlocked Congress.

WestJet profit soars as it flies fuller planes
WestJet profit soars as it flies fuller planes

WestJet Airlines Ltd, Canada’s second-biggest airline, reported an 80 percent rise in third-quarter profit as it flew more passengers.

G20 seeks more wiggle room on austerity pledges
G20 seeks more wiggle room on austerity pledges

The world’s leading economies will give themselves more wiggle room to meet their own targets for cutting budget deficits rather than risk aggravating a slowdown in many countries, chief among them the United States.

Charting the most expensive Big Mac
Charting the most expensive Big Mac

Norwegians pay the most for their meals at McDonald's, shelling out nearly $23 USD per transaction, while restaurants in Switzerland average nearly 5 million sales yearly per outlet, the highest traffic of any country in the world.

Let's trade freely with Europe

One of the best-established law of economics is that trade is good for all parties. By specializing in some types of production and exchanging with others, we become more productive at what we do, while being able to access goods and services produced by millions of other individuals.

Canada job market stalls in October after hefty gains
Canada job market stalls in October after hefty gains

Canada's job market stalled in October after two months of strong hiring, Statistics Canada data showed on Friday, confirming expectations employment gains would ease to reflect sluggish economic growth.

BMO systems partially restored after being shut down Friday morning
BMO systems partially restored after being shut down Friday morning

The Bank of Montreal said its services were partially restored early Friday afternoon, with customers able to access their accounts at ATMs through mobile, credit cards and points of sale, after a system-wide shutdown earlier in the day.

Wall Street scrambles to raise cash after Sandy
Wall Street scrambles to raise cash after Sandy

Wall Street firms and U.S. banks scrambled to raise cash on Wednesday, as U.S. financial markets resumed normal trading after a devastating storm pummelled the U.S. East Coast and closed major markets for two days.

Economy shrinks in August
Economy shrinks in August

The economy shrank in August for the first time in six months, an unexpected contraction that pointed to a sharp slowdown in third-quarter growth and reinforced the Bank of Canada’s message that interest rate hikes are less imminent.

Feds to avoid BCE/Astral fray: Paradis
Feds to avoid BCE/Astral fray: Paradis

Industry Minister Christian Paradis says there's "no point" in the Conservative government meddling in the federal broadcast regulator's decision to reject the takeover of Astral by Bell Canada Enterprises.

Canada named 6th most prosperous country
Canada named 6th most prosperous country

Canada is the sixth most prosperous country in the world, topped only by Australia, New Zealand and three Scandinavian countries, according to a British think-tank's new prosperity index.

U.S. stock markets plan to reopen Wednesday
U.S. stock markets plan to reopen Wednesday

U.S. stock exchanges are looking at opening on Wednesday after monster storm Sandy receded from New York, sources said, and the New York Stock Exchange is testing a new plan to help resume trading.

Youth employment prospects not so dim, report suggests
Youth employment prospects not so dim, report suggests

Despite all the talk about students and recent grads struggling to find work since the recession, a new report suggests the outlook isn't as bleak as it seems.

Management shake-up at Apple
Management shake-up at Apple

Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook on Monday pushed out the powerful head of the company's mobile software products group, sources said, in a major management shakeup that also claimed the recently hired chief of the retail stores division.

The problem with unions
The problem with unions

One reason the Quebec student protests were so well organized last spring was that the students got financial help - tens of thousands of dollars - not only from Quebec unions but from others across the country.

Petronas, Progress extend closing date on proposed deal
Petronas, Progress extend closing date on proposed deal

Malaysian state oil company Petronas said on Monday it has extended the closing date on its bid for Canadian gas producer Progress Energy Resources until Nov. 30, as it works to overturn the Canadian government’s rejection of the proposed deal.

Hurricane Sandy won't dampen Wall Street
Hurricane Sandy won't dampen Wall Street

U.S. stock exchanges and Wall Street banks sent crucial employees into Manhattan to stay in hotels and coworkers’ homes, preparing to open for business on Monday with at least skeletal staff as Hurricane Sandy threatened to halt mass transit.

Moody's may downgrade several Cdn banks
Moody's may downgrade several Cdn banks

Moody’s Investors Service on Friday said it could cut its ratings on several Canadian banks in coming months, including Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Toronto-Dominion Bank, because of economic challenges not fully captured in current ratings.

What Mark Carney is really telling consumers
What Mark Carney is really telling consumers

Mark Carney says an interest rate hike is "less imminent."

Complaints about wireless services increase: Report
Complaints about wireless services increase: Report

Canadians love to hate their phone and Internet providers, and an annual report by the Commission for Complaints for Telecom Services shows the volume of complaints rising for the fourth year in a row.

Carney sounds note of caution on household debt
Carney sounds note of caution on household debt

Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney would like you to know he thinks Back in Black is a better AC/DC album than Highway to Hell and that, no, he won’t be a candidate to be the leader of the federal Liberals.

Feds ban expiry dates on prepaid credit cards
Feds ban expiry dates on prepaid credit cards

Prepaid credit cards must have its fees clearly displayed and can no longer expire, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced Wednesday.

Bank would act to deter household debt: Carney
Bank would act to deter household debt: Carney

Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney says he would hike interest rates if Canadians don't heed warnings about escalating household debt.

Bank of Canada flags rising household debt
Bank of Canada flags rising household debt

Household debt will become a larger factor in determining monetary policy, the Bank of Canada said Tuesday after opting not to tinker with interest rates for the 25th consecutive month.

Walmart walkout on Black Friday?
Walmart walkout on Black Friday?

A new lawsuit accused Walmart Stores Inc and two staffing agencies of requiring temporary employees to show up early for work, stay late, and work through lunch at the world’s largest retailer.

Harper promises 'clarity' on investment rules
Harper promises 'clarity' on investment rules

The federal government is working on new rules for firms controlled by foreign governments that want to take over Canadian companies, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Monday.

Quebec's reckless pace of ill-advised change
Quebec's reckless pace of ill-advised change

It's not often that a feature film celebrates individualism and the free market. On the contrary, money and the people who make it are almost invariably presented as evil in Hollywood movies where these types of topics are raised.

Nissan recalls new Altima in U.S.
Nissan recalls new Altima in U.S.

Nissan Motor Co is recalling 13,919 of its top-selling Altima sedans in the United States because bolts that may not have been tightened properly during production could fall off, increasing the risk of a crash, according to U.S. safety regulators.

Canadian dollar hits 10-week low
Canadian dollar hits 10-week low

The Canadian dollar hit a more than 10-week low against the U.S. currency on Monday, hurt by a blocked foreign takeover in the energy sector and expectations the Bank of Canada will drop its hawkish tone on interest rates on Tuesday, but the currency recovered late in the day and closed slightly higher.

Analysis: Stock market braces for 'Harper haircut'
Analysis: Stock market braces for 'Harper haircut'

Canada's stock market is likely to take a tumble Monday and you can thank the Harper government for that, half-a-dozen American analysts and fund managers told me Sunday.

CRTC axes Bell-Astral merger
CRTC axes Bell-Astral merger

Federal regulators have struck a deathblow to the proposed $3.4-billion media mega-merger involving Astral Media and Bell Canada Enterprises.

CRTC chair to rule on Bell-Astral merger
CRTC chair to rule on Bell-Astral merger

The president of the CRTC will announce a decision on the controversial Bell-Astral merger Thursday afternoon.

Starbucks avoided tax on $1.93B in U.K. sales
Starbucks avoided tax on $1.93B in U.K. sales

Two British parliamentary committees are due to quiz tax officials about how Starbucks was able to avoid paying tax on 1.2 billion pounds ($1.93 billion) of sales since 2009.

Loblaw to cut 700 head office, administrative jobs
Loblaw to cut 700 head office, administrative jobs

Loblaw Cos Ltd, Canada's largest grocer, said on Tuesday that it planned to cut about 700 head office and administrative jobs over the next three weeks in a move aimed at reducing costs.

TD Bank loses data on 260,000 U.S. clients
TD Bank loses data on 260,000 U.S. clients

Toronto-Dominion Bank is looking for answers after losing data tapes containing information on 260,000 U.S. bank customers, but the lender said it had no reason to think the data was being misused.

September home sales down 15.1% from a year ago
September home sales down 15.1% from a year ago

Sales of existing homes in Canada rose in September from August, notching the first monthly gain since March, the Canadian Real Estate Association said on Monday, but year-over-year sales dropped sharply in another sign Canada’s hot housing market is cooling.

Zellers workers protest Target
Zellers workers protest Target

Zellers employees in Calgary will gather outside two stores Saturday to protest "a Walmart-like approach to workers" by refusing to respect their loyalty, experience and labour rights.

Suspect data driving up home prices: Report
Suspect data driving up home prices: Report

A national database which estimates the worth of houses may contain errors that have fuelled inflation in the Canadian property market, where a steady rise in home prices has fanned fears of a bubble, a newspaper reported.

Slump in August imports shows soft economy
Slump in August imports shows soft economy

Canada’s imports in August dropped by a surprising 3.1% from July, suggesting the Canadian economy is struggling to cope with weak international markets and slowing domestic demand.

IFFCO in partnership to build Canada nitrogen plant

The Indian Farmers Fertiliser Co-operative (IFFCO), one of India’s largest fertilizer makers, plans to build a $1.2 billion nitrogen plant in Eastern Canada with a Canadian partner to cash in on strong North American demand.

Cheaper drug prices come at a cost
Cheaper drug prices come at a cost

Public debates regarding new drugs tend to focus on the high prices we as consumers or taxpayers have to pay to gain access to them. But we should not forget one basic reality: the development of new drugs is a risky and extremely expensive gamble.

Canada-France digital forum coming to Ottawa
Canada-France digital forum coming to Ottawa

Canada and France will co-host a forum on the future of digital content industries.

Eight of the richest dictators in history
Eight of the richest dictators in history

What happens when you are an autonomous entity who happens to be in the middle of prime infrastructure and oil deals? What if there were no checks and balances or a system that ensures public funds land where they should? What if you were given unlimited political authority with no elected bodies to report to? This would make you a dictator. You could choose to be a benevolent dictator or a selfish one. Most dictators, past and present, chose the latter.

What about Canada's housing bubble?
What about Canada's housing bubble?

There's a line from Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina" that says, "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."

Companies that collaborated with Nazis
Companies that collaborated with Nazis

For a brief period in the late 1930s and 1940s, Adolf Hitler managed to redefine and personify evil in a way that even ancient mass-murderers such as Tamerlane and Genghis Khan never aspired to.

Most major pension plans underfunded: OSFI
Most major pension plans underfunded: OSFI

All but 7% of Canada’s federally regulated, private defined-benefit pension plans were underfunded at the end of 2011, the government’s Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions reported on Friday.

Budget deficit higher than forecast
Budget deficit higher than forecast

The federal budget deficit for the 2011-12 fiscal year was a higher-than-forecast $26.2 billion, in part because the European crisis cut revenues, government officials said on Friday.

6 pricey iPhone apps
6 pricey iPhone apps

Millions of people around the world use smartphone applications as resource guides for everything from the weather to stock price movements.

52,100 new jobs in Sept.
52,100 new jobs in Sept.

The Canadian economy added a thumping 52,100 jobs in September, almost all of them full-time, defying expectations and bolstering the Bank of Canada’s case for an eventual interest rate rise.

Facebook reaches 1 billion monthly active users
Facebook reaches 1 billion monthly active users

Raise your hand if you want Mark Zuckerberg to fail. Well haters — this just in: he's still more popular than you.

Quebecor increases stake in Quebecor Media
Quebecor increases stake in Quebecor Media

Quebecor Inc. is increasing its stake in media subsidiary Quebecor Media Inc. in a $1.5-billion buyback from the Caisse de depot, Canada's largest pension-fund manager.

NDP wants China-Canada 'reciprocity' in CNOOC-Nexen deal
NDP wants China-Canada 'reciprocity' in CNOOC-Nexen deal

For the first time, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair is backing "reciprocity" with China as a factor in the government's decision on whether to approve Chinese state-owned CNOOC's $15.1-billion takeover of Canadian energy giant Nexen.

Googling a better definition of competition
Googling a better definition of competition

If you were to receive an excellent service, free of charge, would you mind if the company providing that service gained the loyalty of over 80% of consumers?

56% of small businesses have no disabled employees: Survey

More than half of Canadian small businesses have never hired a person with a disability, a new survey has found.

Gretzky preaches fiscal conservatism
Gretzky preaches fiscal conservatism

Retired hockey superstar Wayne Gretzky says his father, Walter, not only taught him how to play the game but also to be financially conservative, avoid debt and put his money where it is safest: in the bank.

Most bizarre college courses
Most bizarre college courses

Although we may often think of college courses as a means to an end when working toward a specific degree or career, some college courses may be mostly for fun or personal interest.

Why are people hoarding coins?
Why are people hoarding coins?

Stocks and bonds are common investment vehicles which are owned, directly or indirectly, by investors and pension holders. Metals also have a market value; silver and gold, for example are traded daily. Other metals also have value and a new breed of investors is emerging: the coin hoarder.

Irving Oil charged with three counts of price fixing
Irving Oil charged with three counts of price fixing

The Competition Bureau said Friday it charged Irving Oil and its Quebec manager with fixing the retail price of gasoline at gas stations in three Quebec cities.

Sun Media appoints new VP Eric Morrison to lead reorganization of news operations
Sun Media appoints new VP Eric Morrison to lead reorganization of news operations

Sun Media has appointed a new vice-president to lead a reorganization of the company's news operations on all platforms.

Facebook starts removing fake 'Likes'
Facebook starts removing fake 'Likes'

On Sept. 26 Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch that it has began removing fake "Likes" from brand pages. These fake "Likes" are generated by compromised accounts, deceived users, malware and "Likes" that were purchased in bulk.

EU regulators set to charge Microsoft
EU regulators set to charge Microsoft

Microsoft Corp will be charged for failing to comply with a 2009 ruling ordering it to offer a choice of web browsers, the European Union’s antitrust chief said on Thursday, which could mean a hefty fine for the company.

CAW reaches Chrysler deal
CAW reaches Chrysler deal

The Canadian Auto Workers union said on Wednesday it had reached a tentative four-year labor contract with Fiat SpA's Chrysler Group LLC, the last of the Detroit Three automakers to agree to a new deal with its Canadian workers.

Luxury cars seized in U.S. food stamp fraud case

Federal investigators uncovered two U.S. grocery store owners who trafficked in more than $1 million US in food stamps apiece and seized four luxury cars, including a Ferrari, from one of them, the Agriculture Department’s watchdog agency said on Wednesday.

Ont. firm makes 'Honey Boo Boo' nickname generator
Ont. firm makes 'Honey Boo Boo' nickname generator

ST, CATHARINES, Ont. -- Here comes a Honey Boo Boo nickname generator -- and it was developed by a Canadian company.

The great health care lie
The great health care lie

Some people (who are generally purely ideologically motivated) have been spreading a great lie about how our health care systems actually function.

How lying on your resume will get you in trouble
How lying on your resume will get you in trouble

Today's job market is competitive. Those who are in need of work undoubtedly know how difficult it can be to compete for the top jobs. This competitive environment has led some unscrupulous job seekers to embellish or exaggerate their experience in order to improve their chances of obtaining jobs. What are the consequences for the employee who has embellished on his or her resume if he or she gets caught?

Staying in debt to retire in comfort?
Staying in debt to retire in comfort?

Most Canadian baby boomers don't intend to give up their current lifestyle to enter retirement.

Canada August inflation rate down
Canada August inflation rate down

Canada’s annual inflation rate in August slipped to 1.2% from 1.3% in July, indicating there is no real pressure on the Bank of Canada to start raising interest rates from near-record lows.

Air Canada to hire more than 900 workers
Air Canada to hire more than 900 workers

Air Canada said on Thursday it plans to hire more than 900 new employees over the next 12 months, partly in preparation for the launch of its low cost carrier that is expected to begin operations in 2013.

Canadians admit to cheating the taxman
Canadians admit to cheating the taxman

The majority of Canadians admit they've done cash deals in order to dodge the taxman — and most don't see anything wrong with it, a new survey reveals.

How intelligence relates to wealth
How intelligence relates to wealth

Does intelligence equal wealth? If the question isn't rhetorical, then the answer is "no." Then again, it all depends on a number of factors. If you define intelligence as the ability to apply knowledge and skills, then intelligence certainly can equal wealth. Study hard, apply yourself and read. After all, having an education is the only guaranteed way to get ahead, right?

CAW, GM reach tentative deal
CAW, GM reach tentative deal

Contract talks between the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) and General Motors Co were “bogged down” on Wednesday on plant-specific issues, a CAW official said, making a quick breakthrough on an overall deal unlikely.

More details on Air Canada's low-cost carrier plan
More details on Air Canada's low-cost carrier plan

Air Canada will operate its planned low-cost airline as a wholly owned unit with its own management team, the company’s chief financial officer said on Wednesday.

Richest 400 Americans' net worth jumps 13%
Richest 400 Americans' net worth jumps 13%

The net worth of the richest Americans grew by 13% in the past year to $1.7 trillion, Forbes magazine said on Wednesday, and a familiar cast of characters once again populated the top of the magazine’s annual list of the U.S. uber-elite, including Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Larry Ellison and the Koch brothers.

'Soft landing at worst' for Canada housing market
'Soft landing at worst' for Canada housing market

New data showing a slowdown in Canada’s hot housing market was largely expected and a market correction will not have a significant impact on the Canadian economy or on its big banks, the head of Bank of Nova Scotia said on Tuesday.

We're in the top 5 for global economic freedom
We're in the top 5 for global economic freedom

Canadians enjoy more economic freedom than Americans -- and more than people in 138 other countries -- according to a new report released Tuesday by the Fraser Institute.

CAW extends GM, Chrysler talks
CAW extends GM, Chrysler talks

The Canadian Auto Workers union said on Monday it had reached a tentative four-year agreement with Ford Motor Co, and extended talks with Fiat SpA’s Chrysler Group LLC and General Motors Co past a midnight deadline.

Time for unions to rethink strategy
Time for unions to rethink strategy

You gotta love Ken Lewenza; he comes out swinging every time.

Lowe's withdraws bid to buy Rona
Lowe's withdraws bid to buy Rona

Lowe’s Cos Inc said on Monday it had withdrawn its $1.8 billion proposal to buy Rona Inc in the face of stiff opposition to the unsolicited bid for the Canadian home improvement retailer.

CBC opposes Bell's plan to buy Astral
CBC opposes Bell's plan to buy Astral

CBC/Radio-Canada is the latest media company to come out against the planned merger between Bell and Astral Media.

$104M award for tax whistleblower
$104M award for tax whistleblower

The whistleblower in a landmark tax-dodging case against Swiss bank UBS AG has won a record-setting $104 million reward from U.S. authorities in a strong show of support for the Internal Revenue Service’s controversial whistleblower program.

Canada to create visa to attract start-up entrepreneurs

Canada plans to create a new class of visa that it hopes will attract high-tech and other entrepreneurs to immigrate to the country to start new companies, officials said on Tuesday.

Quebecor CEO recommends rejection of BCE-Astral deal
Quebecor CEO recommends rejection of BCE-Astral deal

Pierre Karl Peladeau, president and CEO of Quebecor Inc., told Canada's broadcast watchdog that BCE Inc's bid to buy Astral Media creates a bad precedent and should be rejected.

Bell-Astral deal promises new Canadian content
Bell-Astral deal promises new Canadian content

Citizens, consumer groups and telecom executives will testify this week before Canada's broadcast watchdog examining Bell's proposed $3.4-billion takeover of Astral Media.

Oil companies accused in alleged price-fixing scam in Quebec
Oil companies accused in alleged price-fixing scam in Quebec

A Superior Court judge has green-lit a class action lawsuit against big oil companies accused of bilking motorists in an alleged price-fixing scam in central and eastern Quebec.

Mark Carney dispels 'Dutch disease' theory
Mark Carney dispels 'Dutch disease' theory

Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney tore a strip off NDP Leader Tom Mulcair's theory that oil money is hurting the country's manufacturing sector.

Canada adds 34,000 jobs in Aug, outpacing July's losses
Canada adds 34,000 jobs in Aug, outpacing July's losses

The Canadian economy added 34,300 jobs in August, recouping all 30,400 positions lost in July as it returned to the recent trend of slow net increases in employment, according to Statistics Canada data released on Friday.

Euro dragging down Canadian economy: Flaherty
Euro dragging down Canadian economy: Flaherty

Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty took a swipe Friday at the struggling euro, which he claims is dragging down Canada’s thriving economy.

Alberta top labour market in North America: Think-tank
Alberta top labour market in North America: Think-tank

A new Fraser Institute labour survey turned up no real surprises in finding Alberta and Saskatchewan are leading North America in job creation and growth.

New coalition aims to block Bell takeover of Astral
New coalition aims to block Bell takeover of Astral

New pressure is being brought to bear on the CRTC and the Competition Bureau to reject Bell's proposed $3.4-billion takeover of Astral Media, as four consumer groups form a second coalition to oppose the merger.

Top six marriage-killing money issues
Top six marriage-killing money issues

Arguments about money hamper many marriages. In fact, couples fight about money twice as much as they fight about sex, according to a Money Magazine survey. And the challenges can actually start even before you say "I do."

6 of 10 Canadians don't approve of Bell's plan to purchase Astral Media
6 of 10 Canadians don't approve of Bell's plan to purchase Astral Media

A new poll suggests six in 10 Canadians disapprove of the purchase of Astral Media by Bell when told the resulting company would control 38% of the TV market and 29% of the radio market in Canada.

Consumer debt load hits eight-year high
Consumer debt load hits eight-year high

Consumer debt among Canadians has shot to an eight-year high, credit bureau TransUnion reports.

Carney: Don't blame export woes on strong dollar
Carney: Don't blame export woes on strong dollar

Canada cannot devalue its way to prosperity or blame weak export levels solely on the strong Canadian dollar, the head of the Bank of Canada said on Wednesday.

Canada's pension plan straitjacket
Canada's pension plan straitjacket

Defined-benefit private pension plans are those in which an employer promises a predetermined monthly benefit based on the employee's earnings history, tenure of service and age, rather than depending on investment returns.

TSX dips on shifting Europe signals
TSX dips on shifting Europe signals

Canada’s main stock index dipped lower on Monday, pulled down by shifting signals about the European Central Bank’s plans to tackle the region’s sovereign debt crisis.

Salaries to rise 2.9% in 2013
Salaries to rise 2.9% in 2013

Canadian workers are expected to get an average raise of 2.9% next year, according to a survey of more than 500 organizations in the country.

Freedom 55 not likely for many
Freedom 55 not likely for many

A new survey says 53% of Canadians in their 50s plan to continue working in retirement to offset their low savings.

Ways money can buy a little happiness
Ways money can buy a little happiness

Different people do different things with their money, but when the money they have is sufficient to take care of their priorities, it can bring about bundles of joy. Money could help prevent a home foreclosure in the United States, or allow a poor farmer in a developing nation to feed his or her family.

Oil stocks may stay cool
Oil stocks may stay cool

Global investors are likely to remain cool on Canada's oil patch, despite expectations of rapid gains in output, as they worry about economic risks and a squeeze on pipeline capacity that will keep pressure on crude prices, an analyst said.

Cash not king for risk averse
Cash not king for risk averse

Market volatility has terrified investors to such an extent that they are avoiding stocks like the bubonic plague. But as cash becomes king, it bears a leaden crown.

Top execs ditching 'cleantech' jobs
Top execs ditching 'cleantech' jobs

U.S. solar and biofuel companies are struggling to find new top executives after a string of departures over the past year, demonstrating a lack of faith among executives that the sector can recover from a supply glut that has hammered share prices.

Staples cuts outlook
Staples cuts outlook

Staples Inc reported lower-than-expected second-quarter results as a struggling global economy weakened demand in North America, Europe and Australia.

Anti-soda argument loses its fizz
Anti-soda argument loses its fizz

There's been a lot of talk in recent years about the obesity "epidemic" sweeping the developed world.

Groupon sheds quarter of its value
Groupon sheds quarter of its value

Groupon Inc lost more than a quarter of its value as its shares sank to a record low on Tuesday.

Canada's housing market seen cooling
Canada's housing market seen cooling

Canada's robust housing market is expected to soften over the next few months and into 2013, with a slowdown in the pace of housing starts, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation said on Tuesday.

GM recalls 10,315 vans in cold-weather areas
GM recalls 10,315 vans in cold-weather areas

General Motors Co is recalling 10,315 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans from model years 2003-2004 in 20 cold-weather U.S. states and in Canada because road salt may have corroded a fueling pipe, GM said.

GM draws battle lines for upcoming contract talks
GM draws battle lines for upcoming contract talks

One of Canada's Big Three automakers has drawn its battle lines in anticipation of "tough" negotiations with the Canadian Auto Workers union, according to a source close to the bargaining.

Nearly half of Canadians not saving for emergency: Survey
Nearly half of Canadians not saving for emergency: Survey

A new survey found nearly half of Canadians don't have a savings fund set aside for emergencies, suggesting many would have to withdraw money from their RRSPs or take on debt to cover an unexpected expense.

Motorola to slash 4,000 jobs
Motorola to slash 4,000 jobs

Google Inc will slash 20% of the workforce of Motorola Mobility in the Internet search giant’s largest job cuts ever as it moves to make more smartphones and fewer simple mobiles.

GM recalls 38,000 cop cars
GM recalls 38,000 cop cars

General Motors is recalling more than 38,000 Chevrolet Impala police cars in the U.S. and Canada because a part in the front suspension can crack and cause a crash.

Canada surprises with big job losses in July
Canada surprises with big job losses in July

Canada’s economy unexpectedly lost 30,400 jobs in July in a third disappointing month for the labor market, suggesting the central bank will stay on the sidelines for longer as a global slowdown crimps growth at home.

New home prices increase by 0.2% in June
New home prices increase by 0.2% in June

The prices of new homes in Canada rose by 0.2% in June, the 15th consecutive month-on-month increase, on continued strength in large cities such as Toronto and Calgary, Statistics Canada said on Thursday.

Carney not a candidate for BoE job
Carney not a candidate for BoE job

Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney indicated on Wednesday he will not be a candidate to succeed Mervyn King as head of the Bank of England, dampening lingering speculation that he would seek the job.

June trade deficit soars

Canada’s trade deficit unexpectedly soared to $1.81 billion in June from a revised $954 billion in May as imports hit a record high while exports barely edged up, Statistics Canada data showed on Thursday.

Don't let Bell get too big: Competitors
Don't let Bell get too big: Competitors

Casting Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE) as an insatiable media colossus, three of Canada's smaller media companies have banded together to raise opposition to Bell's $3.4-billion takeover of Astral Media.

Rogers back in court to fight claims of misleading ads
Rogers back in court to fight claims of misleading ads

A case against Rogers that claims the company's advertising misled consumers about its Chatr discount wireless service resumed in court Tuesday.

Las Vegas Sands target of US money-laundering probe
Las Vegas Sands target of US money-laundering probe

Las Vegas Sands Corp, controlled by billionaire Republican donor Sheldon Adelson, is the target of a federal investigation into possible violations of US money-laundering laws, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.

Bulk not better for national drug buys
Bulk not better for national drug buys

Gathered in Halifax for the Council of the Federation, premiers and territorial leaders announced last week their plan to introduce a bulk purchasing strategy in the hope of "saving millions of dollars on prescription drugs."

Feds take tough stance on pension fund relief
Feds take tough stance on pension fund relief

The Conservatives are taking a different tack than Washington on the thorny issue of helping companies fund their widening pension gaps, shrugging off corporate pleas for relief even as the United States lets businesses slash their contributions.

Buying Canadian  at the grocery store
Buying Canadian at the grocery store

Canadians like to buy local at the grocery store, a new survey suggests.

Loonie hits parity with greenback
Loonie hits parity with greenback

anada's dollar traded above par with the U.S. currency on Friday for the first time in more than two months as markets welcomed a U.S. jobs report that showed signs of a stronger economy.

Biggest unions propose merger
Biggest unions propose merger

Organizers proposing a merger of two big Canadian unions say it will create a powerhouse that will revive the beleaguered labour movement.

Cdns want to retire early but aren't saving: Study
Cdns want to retire early but aren't saving: Study

Young Canadians have unrealistic expectations about retirement, a new report suggests.

RBC, two brokers fined $700Gs for Ponzi scheme
RBC, two brokers fined $700Gs for Ponzi scheme

A national investment watchdog has fined RBC Dominion Securities and two brokers $700,000 for "failing in their duty to protect the financial markets" from Earl Jones' Ponzi scheme.

Slower growth may keep rates 'low for longer'
Slower growth may keep rates 'low for longer'

The economy grew by a less-than-expected 0.1% in May from April as weak manufacturing and construction activity partially offset strength in natural resources and some services industries, according to Statistics Canada data on Tuesday.

Lowe's offers to buy Rona for $1.8B
Lowe's offers to buy Rona for $1.8B

Lowe’s Cos Inc, the world’s No. 2 home improvement chain, has offered to buy Rona Inc for $1.8 billion, but the struggling Canadian retailer rejected the bid, saying it is not in best interests of its shareholders.

Back-to-school spending comes early
Back-to-school spending comes early

The crucial back-to-school shopping season is off to an early start in Canada as retailers follow the U.S. market’s lead, Ernst & Young said on Monday.

Hyundai recalls Santa Fe, Sonata
Hyundai recalls Santa Fe, Sonata

Hyundai Motor Co is recalling some Santa Fe SUVs and Sonata sedans for separate air bag issues, U.S. safety regulators said.

Enbridge wins pipeline flow battle
Enbridge wins pipeline flow battle

Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge has scored a victory in Southwestern Ontario after a rocky month in the United States.

The sky's the limit
The sky's the limit

Last year, three out of four passengers at Plattsburgh International Airport in New York were Canadians. What can explain such a high figure?

Canada early deficit shrinks
Canada early deficit shrinks

Canada's federal budget deficit shrank in the first two months of the 2012-13 fiscal year, with the government reporting a shortfall on Friday that was half the size of the one a year earlier.

Ford recalls 484,600 Escape SUVs
Ford recalls 484,600 Escape SUVs

Ford Motor Co is recalling 484,600 older model Ford Escape SUVs, most of them in the United States, for a problem in which the throttle can be stuck open, U.S. safety regulators said.

Most remaining Zellers stores to close
Most remaining Zellers stores to close

Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) announced Thursday it will close most of its Zellers stores by next March after the sites were left out of a leasing deal with U.S. retail giant Target.

Can urban farming go corporate?
Can urban farming go corporate?

Farms have sprouted in cities across the country over the past several years as activists and idealists pour their sweat into gritty soil. Now Paul Lightfoot wants to take urban agriculture beyond the dirt-under-your-nails labor of love. He wants to take it corporate.

Draghi sends strong signal
Draghi sends strong signal

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi pledged on Thursday to do whatever was necessary to protect the euro zone from collapse, sending a strong signal that inflated Spanish and Italian borrowing costs were in his sights.

Symantec fires CEO Salem
Symantec fires CEO Salem

Symantec Corp unexpectedly fired CEO Enrique Salem and replaced him with its chairman Steve Bennett, who launched a strategic review in a bid to turn around the company, which has disappointed investors with lackluster growth in recent years.

Ford sees smaller 2012 profit
Ford sees smaller 2012 profit

Ford Motor Co (F.N) forecast a smaller operating profit for 2012 compared with last year, due in part to wider losses in Europe, where the automaker expects to lose more than $1 billion as the deepening economic crisis hits auto sales.

Toyota announces 400 new jobs
Toyota announces 400 new jobs

Toyota continues to add jobs and production to its Canadian plants, making it the country's fastest growing automotive manufacturer.

Retail sales up slightly in May
Retail sales up slightly in May

Canadian retail sales rose by a weaker-than-expected 0.3 percent in May, but a healthy jump in sales volume and heavy shopping for food, beverages and clothing ignited hopes that consumers would help keep the economy out of the doldrums.

Five ways to double your investment
Five ways to double your investment

There's something about the idea of doubling one's money on an investment that intrigues most investors. It's a badge of honour dragged out at cocktail parties, a promise made by over-zealous advisers, and a headline that frequents the cover of some of the most popular personal finance magazines. Where this fixation comes from is anyone's guess.

Talisman sells 49% of North Seas interest to China's Sinopec
Talisman sells 49% of North Seas interest to China's Sinopec

Talisman Energy is selling 49% of its North Sea interests to China-based Sinopec, company officials announced Monday.

Critics slam oil takeover by Chinese
Critics slam oil takeover by Chinese

The proposed takeover of Canadian energy company Nexen by the state-owned Chinese National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has created instant new political controversy.

Chinese offer to buy Nexen good for everyone: Analyst
Chinese offer to buy Nexen good for everyone: Analyst

In a deal worth $15.1 billion, state-owned Chinese oil conglomerate CNOOC has agreed to buy all outstanding shares of Calgary-based Nexen Inc.

Inflation perks up in June
Inflation perks up in June

Inflation climbed in June from a two-year low in May, but the weaker-than-expected report looked unlikely to spur the Bank of Canada to act any time soon on its warning that it could raise interest rates.

Korean Air fined $5M for price-fixing
Korean Air fined $5M for price-fixing

Korean Air pleaded guilty to price-fixing and was fined $5.5 million by Canada’s Competition Bureau, which to date has collected more than $22.6 million in fines as a result of an investigation into “anti-competitive” behaviour by international air carriers.

Morgan Stanley slashes staff
Morgan Stanley slashes staff

Morgan Stanley expects to reduce payroll by just over 1,000 employees by the end of this year, part of a plan to cut headcount by 7% as measured from the end of 2011, as it prepares for weak economic growth globally and low trading volume, the investment bank said on Thursday.

UAW loses Ford grievance
UAW loses Ford grievance

An arbitrator has sided with Ford Motor Co in a grievance brought by unionized workers.

CBC should focus on Cdn culture not Gaga
CBC should focus on Cdn culture not Gaga

The recent decision by the federal government to reduce the CBC's funding has sparked debates about what its mandate should be. Unchanged since at least 1991, that mandate is now somewhat obsolete and, in view of the CBC's current activities, I believe it should be reviewed.

Bank of Canada cuts outlook
Bank of Canada cuts outlook

The Bank of Canada left interest rates unchanged on Tuesday, but made clear it was still weighing an eventual move higher, even as other central banks ease monetary policy to cope with damaging economic slowdowns.

Is there a way out for Europe?
Is there a way out for Europe?

With headlines warning us of yet another European country in crisis and the possibility of the collapse of the Euro - or perhaps the entire European Union - the question of how these disaster scenarios might be avoided becomes increasingly pressing.

Tim Hortons' shares fall
Tim Hortons' shares fall

Shares of Tim Hortons Inc fell and Cheesecake Factory Inc rose on Monday after Goldman Sachs downgraded its rating on Tim Hortons to “sell” and upgraded Cheesecake Factory to “neutral.”

Foreigners buy record amount of Cdn securities

Foreign investment in Canadian securities hit a record high in May on heavy buying of its higher yielding government debt, a sign of Canada’s growing role as a safe haven during global economic turmoil.

Home prices slip in June
Home prices slip in June

Sales of existing homes in Canada slipped 1.3% in June from May, the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) said on Monday, in another sign the country’s long real estate boom is starting to cool down.

Largest U.S. antitrust settlement hits Visa, Mastercard
Largest U.S. antitrust settlement hits Visa, Mastercard

Visa Inc, Mastercard Inc and banks issuing their credit cards have agreed to a settlement valued at $7.25 billion and will allow stores to encourage customers to use cheaper forms of payment, according to settlement papers filed on Friday in a lawsuit in Brooklyn federal court.

Jazz to cut 200 jobs from London operations
Jazz to cut 200 jobs from London operations

Two-hundred aircraft maintenance workers will lose their jobs when Jazz airlines shifts them away from its London, Ont., operations by next summer.

In modern scandal, an e-mail is forever
In modern scandal, an e-mail is forever

When ousted Barclays CEO Bob Diamond says he felt "physically ill" reading e-mails of his traders crowing over interest rate manipulation, he is almost certainly telling the truth.

Younger companies more likely to use social media: Survey
Younger companies more likely to use social media: Survey

A quarter of Canadian business owners don't see how social media fits with their industry, a new survey has found.

Canadian business stays upbeat
Canadian business stays upbeat

Canadian businesses remained surprisingly upbeat in the second quarter despite the deepening euro zone crisis, according to a central bank poll that suggests the Bank of Canada may continue to hint at rate hikes even if it is no rush to act.

Campbell scoops up Bolthouse
Campbell scoops up Bolthouse

Campbell Soup Co plans to buy Bolthouse Farms for $1.55 billion in cash, adding refrigerated juices and baby carrots to its portfolio of canned soups and V8 vegetable drinks.

Canada's job numbers relatively unchanged
Canada's job numbers relatively unchanged

Employment numbers across Canada remained steady over the past two months, but compared to a year ago the number of employed Canadians has risen by 1%, or 181,000 jobs, according to Statistics Canada's Labour Force Survey released Friday morning.

Party's over for Euro welfare state
Party's over for Euro welfare state

Some weeks ago, the highest court in Europe ruled that European workers who become ill while on their guaranteed annual four to six weeks of vacation time are legally entitled to take additional vacation time to make up for the sick days.

OSC, Competition Bureau approve TMX takeover
OSC, Competition Bureau approve TMX takeover

Ontario’ securities regulator and Canada’s Competition Bureau approved the takeover of Canada’s biggest stock exchange operator by a group of domestic financial institutions on Wednesday, bringing what has been a protracted process close to final approval.

Why low interest rates not necessarily a blessing
Why low interest rates not necessarily a blessing

Since the beginning of the Great Recession in 2008, the central banks of major industrialized countries have been keeping interest rates unusually low to "help revive the economy."

UK orders bank review
UK orders bank review

The British government ordered an independent review into the workings of key lending rates between banks, after Barclays was found guilty of rigging them, and summoned the bank’s boss to answer questions about the scandal.

CP Rail names Hunter Harrison CEO
CP Rail names Hunter Harrison CEO

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd, Canada’s second-biggest railroad, named Hunter Harrison as chief executive, months after its top shareholder pitched for the former CEO of rival Canadian National Railway Co.

Telephone tax-filing system discontinued
Telephone tax-filing system discontinued

Canadians will no longer be able to file their tax returns over the phone.

News Corp considers splitting in two
News Corp considers splitting in two

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp took a major step in satisfying shareholders’ concerns for a more growth-focused business with a plan to separate its publishing and entertainment assets, but an uncertain management structure for the two proposed companies raises new questions about a succession plan at the family-controlled media empire.

Stock index futures signal halt to sell-off
Stock index futures signal halt to sell-off

Stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Wall Street on Tuesday, with futures for the S&P 500 up 0.18 percent, Dow Jones futures up 0.12 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures up 0.36 percent at 02:15 EDT.

Walmart Canada to hire 3,100 more people
Walmart Canada to hire 3,100 more people

Walmart Canada announced Monday it will hire 4,000 people this year.

Dear Mr. Thomas Mulcair ...
Dear Mr. Thomas Mulcair ...

Dear Tom, I was very pleased to hear about your recent trip to the oilsands region of Alberta. As you said afterwards, these are extraordinary undertakings. Human ingenuity knows no bounds and we are fortunate to live in a country where it is allowed to flourish.

TD halts free banking for seniors
TD halts free banking for seniors

TD Canada Trust will no longer offer free banking for seniors — a move some experts say makes sense in an age when elderly Canadians have more money than ever.

Starbucks opening Tazo tea store
Starbucks opening Tazo tea store

Starbucks Corp. plans to open a Tazo tea store in Seattle as early as this fall, adding another concept to its growing stable of retail brands that are moving the company beyond its core coffee business.

Housing boom grinding to a halt
Housing boom grinding to a halt

Canada’s housing boom will grind to a halt next year, stopped by price declines in the condominium-saturated markets of Toronto and Vancouver, according to a Reuters poll, raising the risk of a broader economic slowdown.

Bombardier exec says C-Series on track
Bombardier exec says C-Series on track

Bombardier Inc’s new C-Series jetliner is on track for its first flight by the end of 2012 and will enter service in 2013, Mike Arcamone, the newly appointed president of Bombardier’s commercial aircraft unit, said on Tuesday.

Housing market may cool soon: BoC
Housing market may cool soon: BoC

The Bank of Canada warned on Thursday that the country’s red-hot housing market could start to cool soon, a prospect that would strain the financial system and put households carrying too much debt under intense pressure.

Ex-Goldman Sachs board member guilty of insider trading
Ex-Goldman Sachs board member guilty of insider trading

Rajat Gupta, a consummate business insider who once sat on the board of Goldman Sachs Group Inc, was convicted on Friday of leaking secrets about the investment bank at the height of the financial crisis, a major victory for prosecutors seeking to root out illicit trading on Wall Street.

BoC sees high risk from Europe, housing
BoC sees high risk from Europe, housing

Canada’s financial system remains highly vulnerable to a further deepening of the European debt crisis and to a correction in the housing market, which is showing some overvaluation, the Bank of Canada said on Thursday.

Moody's 'very comfortable' with top Canada rating
Moody's 'very comfortable' with top Canada rating

Moody’s Investors Service is “very comfortable” with its top Aaa credit rating for Canada because the country’s fiscal and banking strength give it room to react to risks arising from the European debt crisis and Canada’s hot housing market, Moody’s chief analyst for Canada said on Thursday.

Banks fail to peg bonuses to performance: G20 body
Banks fail to peg bonuses to performance: G20 body

Banks are failing to comply with global rules requiring them to peg bonuses to long-term company performance, the regulatory task force of the Group of 20 leading economies said on Wednesday.

New York's Plaza Hotel set to be sold: Report
New York's Plaza Hotel set to be sold: Report

India’s Sahara Group is set to buy New York’s landmark Plaza Hotel for $570 million, The Times of India reported on Tuesday.

Pay for performance prescription
Pay for performance prescription

It seems like common sense. Hospitals that provide more services to more patients should get more money than those that don't.

Buffett buys another newspaper
Buffett buys another newspaper

Warren Buffett is expanding his newspaper empire, with the purchase of a small Texas daily.

Canadian employment outlook weakens
Canadian employment outlook weakens

Canadian companies expect to add more employees in the summer months, but the level of hiring intentions is at its weakest level in two years, according to a survey released on Tuesday by ManpowerGroup Inc.

Toronto braces for deflating condo bubble
Toronto braces for deflating condo bubble

Each panelist at a recent Toronto real estate conference had a reason why the city’s condo market is not a bubble. But the developers, the lender, the receiver, the marketer and the real estate agent each talked about the things that worry them.

Jobs bonanza comes to a halt
Jobs bonanza comes to a halt

Canada’s jobs bonanza came to an abrupt halt in May, but the negligible employment gain of 7,700 brought more relief than trepidation to jittery investors, who saw it as evidence the recovery is intact despite a worsening global backdrop.

Greek euro exit could threaten currency's existence: Moody's
Greek euro exit could threaten currency's existence: Moody's

Moody’s Investors Service said on Friday that a Greek exit from the euro could pose a threat to the currency’s existence.

Tribune seen nearing bankruptcy conclusion
Tribune seen nearing bankruptcy conclusion

Tribune Co’s long bankruptcy entered what is expected to be the final stage on Thursday, although the media company still faces months of regulatory clearances to transfer broadcast licenses to new owners.

Lululemon's outlook puts investors on edge
Lululemon's outlook puts investors on edge

Lululemon Athletica Inc. said on Thursday it expected the blistering sales growth of its trendy yogawear shops to retreat in the current quarter, sending its volatile stock tumbling anew as investors again questioned its lofty valuation.

Cdns OK with debt to buy a home, get married: Survey
Cdns OK with debt to buy a home, get married: Survey

Canadians are OK with going into debt for major milestones, such as buying a home, or paying for school, a wedding or honeymoon, a new survey has found.

Flaherty signals new stimulus if global economy tanks
Flaherty signals new stimulus if global economy tanks

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty opened the door Monday to new stimulus spending to help the economy weather what many economists fear is a looming global recession.

Open borders for smaller wineries
Open borders for smaller wineries

Like many of you, I like wine. And thanks to federal Conservative MP Dan Albas, I might be able to taste a wide variety of Canadian wines that I didn't even know existed. And you might, too.

Economy sees modest growth
Economy sees modest growth

The economy grew at a lacklustre pace in the first quarter, and expanded by much less than expected in March, suggesting the central bank will be in no rush to follow through on a warning it could raise interest rates.

How to save money at the grocery store
How to save money at the grocery store

With the economy still not back on the fast track to recovery from the recent recession, many people are looking for ways to squeeze a few more dollars out of their monthly budgets. Groceries are often a target for savings and, with a little practice, you can save money at the grocery store like a pro.

TSX tumbles
TSX tumbles

Toronto’s main stock index hit a one-week low on Wednesday as oil and gas and mining firms slumped on increased global growth fears, fuelled by the escalating euro zone debt crisis and signs from China that it is not planning a large economic stimulus.

Canadian Tire to shut 115 FGL stores
Canadian Tire to shut 115 FGL stores

Canadian Tire Corp Ltd will open more than 100 new Sport Chek sporting goods stores and Atmosphere outdoor gear shops over the next five years, while shutting down 115 unprofitable outlets operated under different banners by its FGL Sports unit.

Oil industry will need 9,500 jobs by 2015: Report
Oil industry will need 9,500 jobs by 2015: Report

The three-year race to find a new generation of skilled oil and gas workers is on.

Postmedia to cut Sunday papers, lay off staff
Postmedia to cut Sunday papers, lay off staff

Just as one of the richest men in the world hailed the future of newspapers, one of Canada's biggest media companies is stopping some of its presses.

GDP seen short of central bank forecast
GDP seen short of central bank forecast

The economy probably expanded at a significantly slower rate in the first quarter than the Bank of Canada had predicted in January, and in fact its spare capacity may have risen, a Reuters survey of analysts showed on Friday.

The vexing case of Nexen
The vexing case of Nexen

Nexen Inc can’t seem to catch a break.

Astral shareholders approve BCE's acquisition
Astral shareholders approve BCE's acquisition

Shareholders of Astral Media Inc signed off on telecom company BCE Inc’s acquisition of the Montreal-based content provider on Thursday, leaving only regulatory hurdles in the way of the $3 billion deal.

Nissan to recall 194,434 vehicles
Nissan to recall 194,434 vehicles

Nissan Motor Co is to recall 194,434 vehicles of the Caravan model and the Como, a van supplied to and sold by Isuzu Motors Ltd, because of defective parts, according to a filing with Japan’s transport ministry on Thursday.

Foreign investment in the oilsands a win-win
Foreign investment in the oilsands a win-win

According to a recent report by the environmentalist group ForestEthics Advocacy, 71% of oilsands production is owned by non-Canadian shareholders, with foreign-headquartered companies controlling 24% of the sector's production. The group concludes that Canadians benefit very little from the industry's production on account of this high degree of f

Retail sales signal modest growth
Retail sales signal modest growth

Retail sales bounced back in March after a weak February, but sales looked soft excluding the auto sector, and the figures sent mixed signals about first-quarter growth.

Protesters halt energy board hearing
Protesters halt energy board hearing

Protesters have brought to a halt a hearing by the National Energy Board in London, Ont., that environmentalists fear will bring oilsands oil to Ontario and eventually the United States.

Rich-poor gap could spark financial crisis in Canada: Report
Rich-poor gap could spark financial crisis in Canada: Report

The gap between the rich and the poor in Canada is getting wider and could eventually lead to an economic collapse, according to a new report by a left-wing think-tank.

OECD hawkish on BoC rate hikes
OECD hawkish on BoC rate hikes

The Bank of Canada should resume raising interest rates this autumn to help cool the country’s hot housing market and allow the bank to reach its inflation target, the Paris-based OECD said on Tuesday in a report more hawkish than most market players.

Facebook sinks below IPO price
Facebook sinks below IPO price

Facebook shares sank 11 percent in the first day of trading without the full support of the company's underwriters, leaving some investors down almost 25 percent from where they were Friday and driving others to switch back to more established stocks.

Sears selling off much of Canada stake
Sears selling off much of Canada stake

Sears Holdings Corp said on Thursday it will spin off a large part of its stake in its Canadian unit, which Chairman Edward Lampert had spent years trying to gain control of, to better focus on its U.S. business.

Europe fears send loonie to 16-week low
Europe fears send loonie to 16-week low

The Canadian dollar hit a 16-week low against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday as fears of a Greek exit from the euro zone and a worsening debt crisis facing other European nations gripped financial markets.

Caviar condos set to flood Toronto market
Caviar condos set to flood Toronto market

Five months after buying one of Toronto’s new luxury hotel condominiums, Oliver Baumeister is girding for a glut of suites like his to hit the market as the biggest names in the hotel business open hundreds of units in Canada’s largest city.

Loonie slides on political impasse in Greece
Loonie slides on political impasse in Greece

The Canadian dollar erased earlier gains against its U.S. counterpart on Tuesday but surged to a 16-month high against the euro after Greece said it would hold new elections and worries mounted about its possible exit from the euro zone.

Banks introduce mobile payment guidelines
Banks introduce mobile payment guidelines

Canadian banks presented a blueprint on Monday that will enable consumers to pay for goods with a tap of their smartphones, as financial institutions seek to take advantage of existing infrastructure that can support mobile payments.

TSX rebounds after strong North American data
TSX rebounds after strong North American data

Canada's main stock index turned positive by mid-morning on Friday as constructive North American data helped to offset political uncertainty in Greece, negative economic surprises from China and shock trading losses at JPMorgan Chase.

JPMorgan $2 billion loss hits bank stocks
JPMorgan $2 billion loss hits bank stocks

JPMorgan Chase & Co’s shock trading loss of at least $2 billion from a failed hedging strategy knocked financial stocks across the globe on Friday, as well as the reputation of the biggest U.S. bank by assets and its CEO Jamie Dimon.

Six ways to fight coming bear bond market
Six ways to fight coming bear bond market

Brace yourselves, bond investors: Fixed-income experts warn that a long bear market lies ahead. Long-term bond returns will be modest at best, and negative at worst.

$1.5B class action suit launched against SNC-Lavalin
$1.5B class action suit launched against SNC-Lavalin

Engineering giant SNC-Lavalin has taken another hit over its controversial ties to Libya's Gadhafi regime with word Wednesday of a $1.5 billion class action suit by investors.

3 reasons why piracy isn't crippling the recording industry
3 reasons why piracy isn't crippling the recording industry

In late March, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) released its annual estimates on recorded music industry trends. It detailed that global revenues fell 3% to $16.6 billion.

Good student debt, bad student debt
Good student debt, bad student debt

It wasn’t that long ago that high school seniors and their parents met astronomical college loans with a shrug and a signature: Whatever it took to send junior to his “first choice” school was a small price to pay.

Aid caught in the crossfire, but trade works
Aid caught in the crossfire, but trade works

Remember the famous 1985 Live Aid concert? It was supposed to end (forever, we were told) the problem of starving Ethiopians.

Madoff trustee now seeks $255M from family
Madoff trustee now seeks $255M from family

Members of Bernard Madoff’s family were hit with an expanded $255.3 million lawsuit, saying they should have caught the patriarch’s Ponzi scheme and must return the benefits to victims.

TSX falls on euro zone worries
TSX falls on euro zone worries

Toronto’s main stock index fell sharply on Monday as oil and other resource-based commodities tumbled after Greek and French election results rattled investors.

Bank of Canada unveils new polymer $20
Bank of Canada unveils new polymer $20

Some bewildered Canadians have greeted them as funny money, but the Bank of Canada wants you to know they're counterfeit-fighters.

Facebook sets IPO range, seeks $95B valuation
Facebook sets IPO range, seeks $95B valuation

Facebook Inc plans to price its initial public offering at a high-$20 to mid-$30 per-share range, granting the world’s largest social network a valuation of as much as $95 billion, the Wall Street Journal cited sources as saying on Thursday.

Huge selling bonus for Astal prez
Huge selling bonus for Astal prez

Telecom giant Bell Canada Inc. is facing criticism for the $25-million bonus that Astral president Ian Greenberg will get as part of a deal to acquire his media company.

RIM shares crumble as demo devices fail to inspire
RIM shares crumble as demo devices fail to inspire

Shares of BlackBerry maker Research in Motion dipped to an eight-year low on Thursday, after this week’s demo of its make-or-break new operating system failed to inspire investors and tech gurus.

Pepsi launches new Jackson campaign
Pepsi launches new Jackson campaign

Michael Jackson is dancing again, on Pepsi cans.

Financial misdeeds paid for by poor: Carney
Financial misdeeds paid for by poor: Carney

The poor and the unemployed have paid a disproportionately high price for the failings of the financial world, Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney says.

Feds to cooperate with SNC-Lavalin probe
Feds to cooperate with SNC-Lavalin probe

The federal government said on Monday it will cooperate fully with investigations into alleged wrongdoing at engineering firm SNC-Lavalin and provide consular assistance to a former executive under arrest in Switzerland.

Tax deadline day is here
Tax deadline day is here

It's deadline day for most Canadians to file their taxes.

New web portals launched for Sun Media papers
New web portals launched for Sun Media papers

Hebdos Regionaux Quebecor Media has launched nine new regional Quebec online portals so readers can get up-to-the-minute local information.

Blu-ray, digital sales offset DVD decline
Blu-ray, digital sales offset DVD decline

Hollywood may be seeing a turnaround in a seven-year decline of home video sales, thanks to double-digit sales growth of Blu-ray discs and online movies and TV shows, an industry trade group is expected to announce on Sunday night.

GDP drop cools talk of rate hikes
GDP drop cools talk of rate hikes

Canada’s economy unexpectedly shrank in February, disappointing markets and cooling talk that the Bank of Canada could start raising interest rates in the near future.

Retailers feeling positive about next 12 months: Survey
Retailers feeling positive about next 12 months: Survey

Retailers are feeling good about the year ahead, a new survey shows.

Ex SNC-Lavalin exec arrested in Switzerland
Ex SNC-Lavalin exec arrested in Switzerland

A former executive for Montreal-based engineering giant SNC-Lavalin has been arrested and is being detained in Switzerland, Swiss media reported Sunday.

Canadians pay more in taxes than basic necessities: Report
Canadians pay more in taxes than basic necessities: Report

Taxes are taking a bigger chunk out of Canadians' budgets than basic necessities like food, clothing and shelter, a new report from the Fraser Institute says.

Dealing with grandma's things
Dealing with grandma's things

When an older relative dies, the family often finds itself with the stamp collections, Queen Anne furniture and stacks of old TV Guides that piled up over a lifetime.

Nearly half of Cdns have yet to file taxes: Report
Nearly half of Cdns have yet to file taxes: Report

Nearly half of Canadian tax filers have yet to submit their returns, a new CIBC report says.

Mexico starts investigation in Wal-Mart bribery case
Mexico starts investigation in Wal-Mart bribery case

Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Wednesday that it named a former U.S. attorney earlier this year to oversee global compliance with a U.S. bribery law, as it deals with the fallout over alleged bribes in Mexico that recently came to light.

We're happy with our jobs: Survey
We're happy with our jobs: Survey

One-third of Canadians are very satisfied with their current employer, a new survey has found.

Poor returns from soaking the rich
Poor returns from soaking the rich

A much-discussed paper written last fall by economists Peter Diamond and Emmanuel Saez suggested, as one of its central propositions, to raise the tax rate of top earners in the U.S. as high as 70% - double the current marginal rate.

Trucking industry could save money by converting to natural gas: Report
Trucking industry could save money by converting to natural gas: Report

It costs about $80,000 per truck to set up, but the Conference Board of Canada says natural gas is a viable fuel for the trucking industry and will save money in the long run.

Rate hikes predicted despite tame inflation
Rate hikes predicted despite tame inflation

A drop in Canada’s year-on-year inflation rate to an 18-month low in March will not delay interest rate hikes by the Bank of Canada, which is paying closer attention to economic growth, analysts said on Friday.

Carney warns consumers about debt
Carney warns consumers about debt

Mark Carney offered some advice to Canadians on Wednesday - be careful about borrowing because the days of bargain-basement interest rates are coming to an end.

Cable firms warn of U.S.-style blackouts
Cable firms warn of U.S.-style blackouts

Television blackouts could happen in Canada as they occasionally do in the United States if television broadcasters are allowed to charge cable companies fees for their signals, Canadian cable-TV firms warned on Tuesday.

Interest rates set to rise?
Interest rates set to rise?

The days of cheap money could be coming to an end.

Home prices fall in March
Home prices fall in March

Canadian home prices fell in March from year-ago levels even as existing home sales activity picked up, with a cooling of the once-hot Vancouver market offsetting big price gains in Toronto and steady increases elsewhere.

Canadian Solar denies CNOOC takeover talk

Canadian Solar Inc denied reports in the Chinese media that China National Offshore Oil Co Ltd (CNOOC) was negotiating to buy the solar panel maker, trimming the gains that had lifted its shares as much as 31% in premarket trading.

Canadians continue to pile up debt
Canadians continue to pile up debt

Canadians continued to add debt in the first quarter of 2012, according to a consumer credit company.

Canadians unsure how their investments are taxed
Canadians unsure how their investments are taxed

Nearly half of Canadians do their own taxes, but most of them don't know how their investments are taxed, according to a survey released Wednesday.

Aveos employees to get back pay
Aveos employees to get back pay

Employees of the bankrupt aircraft maintenance firm Aveos will receive a total of $5.8 million in back pay, a Superior Court judge has ruled.

Best Buy CEO resigns
Best Buy CEO resigns

Best Buy Co chief executive Brian Dunn has left the world’s largest consumer electronics chain, which has struggled against stepped-up competition from Internet retailers and discounters.

China surprises with export-led surplus in March
China surprises with export-led surplus in March

China returned to an export-led trade surplus of $5.35 billion in March, heralding the prospect that a rebound in the global economy is lifting overseas orders just in time to compensate for a slowdown in domestic demand.

Canadian firms feeling optimistic
Canadian firms feeling optimistic

Canadian businesses have some new spring in their steps.

Sony to axe 10,000 jobs
Sony to axe 10,000 jobs

Japan's Sony Corp is cutting 10,000 jobs, about 6% of its global workforce, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Monday, as new CEO Kazuo Hirai looks to steer the electronics and entertainment giant back to profit after four years in the red.

CBC's Sirius Satellite Radio a huge financial risk
CBC's Sirius Satellite Radio a huge financial risk

CBC spent millions of public dollars on a radio project with questionable results, documents reveal.

Canada lacks room for new U.S. box stores: Analysts
Canada lacks room for new U.S. box stores: Analysts

The long-awaited expansion of Target Inc into Canada, announced last year, raises the question, why haven’t more big U.S. chains made the seemingly easy move north into a market where established retailers are doing well.

Employment edges up in March: StatsCan
Employment edges up in March: StatsCan

Canada's economy added 82,000 jobs in March, ending a four-month slump in the labour market, Statistics Canada's new figures show.

Aging may boost wages, cut rates: BoC
Aging may boost wages, cut rates: BoC

The aging of Canada’s population will put upward pressure on wages as the pool of available workers shrinks, and global aging might over time lead to lower interest rates, Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Jean Boivin said on Wednesday.