There are several chronic diseases, such as hypertension and Type 2 diabetes, which are consistently linked to obesity. And since more and more Canadians are becoming obese each year, this is costing us billions of additional dollars in health care.
There are several chronic diseases, such as hypertension and Type 2 diabetes, which are consistently linked to obesity. And since more and more Canadians are becoming obese each year, this is costing us billions of additional dollars in health care.
U.S. authorities have seized two accounts linked to a major operator in the booming Bitcoin digital currency market, Tokyo-based exchange Mt. Gox. The move may prevent the firm from facilitating the purchase and sale of Bitcoins in U.S. dollars at a time when use of the currency and its value has mushroomed.
Cheaper gasoline and cars helped Canada’s annual inflation rate fall dramatically in April to 0.4% from 1% in March, below expectations and well outside the Bank of Canada’s target range of 1-3%. It was the lowest since 0.1% in October 2009.
Canada’s main stock index advanced on Thursday, boosted by stronger financial stocks and a move by Telus Corp to acquire a smaller wireless carrier. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 33.95 points, or 0.27%, at 12,507.60. Seven of the 10 main sectors on the index were higher.
Rising food prices are making Canadians cut back on other expenses and contributing to their generally negative outlook on the economy, a new RBC report has found.
If you are saving for retirement and find that you are glued to the radio or TV when the stock market is experiencing wild and volatile movements, you may find yourself asking "why am I taking a risk by investing and not just saving in a bank account or a GIC?"
Telus Corp, one of Canada’s biggest wireless telephone companies, said it will pay $380 million to acquire Mobilicity, a recent entrant to the industry which helped force prices down but failed to draw many customers.
U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting new all-time highs in a broad market rally as the recent upward momentum persisted.
Britain has leapfrogged Australia to become the world’s second most desirable location for professionals looking to live and work abroad, trailing only the United States, a survey found on Wednesday.
Loblaw Companies says it will commit to sign an accord on fire and building safety in Bangladesh.
Canadian home prices rose in April from March as three strong cities in Western Canada more than offset weak showings elsewhere, while the annual gain in prices slowed, the Teranet-National Bank Composite House Price Index showed on Tuesday.
I get letters every week from people seeking help to get out of debt. A lot of those people have overdraft protection and spend more time in overdraft than out. They see that overdraft as a barrier to getting started on a budget, typically saying something like: "How am I supposed to make a budget work when I'm already working with no money because
Every homeowner must pay for routine home maintenance, such as replacing worn-out plumbing components or staining the deck, but some choose to make improvements with the intention of increasing the home's value.
Online retail giant Amazon's virtual currency becomes legal tender for U.S. App Store customers and Kindle Fire owners.
Chrysler Group LLC is recalling about 469,000 SUVs worldwide to update software after some vehicles’ circuit boards were found to be transmitting signals that trigger inadvertent gear shifts to neutral, the No. 3 U.S. automaker said Saturday.
Canadians may soon add investing to their list of favourite online activities.
The Canadian economy in April recovered 12,500 of the 54,500 jobs estimated to have been lost in March, but the unemployment rate stayed at 7.2%, Statistics Canada reported on Friday.
We live in an amazing world. There's a good chance you're reading this column on a tablet while sipping coffee on a sofa. Or perhaps on your Android or Apple smartphone while riding the subway. If so, you can thank the hard work of Internet entrepreneurs.
Tim Hortons Inc is likely to raise its debt levels and buy back shares but not to the extent that an activist investor is pushing for, Paul House, chief executive of the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain, said on Thursday.
Canadian telecoms provider Telus Corp promised three more years of dividend growth on Thursday as it reported a 13% rise in quarterly profit, results that outshone cross-Canada rival BCE Inc.
Canadian Tire Corp, best-known for its namesake automotive and homeware stores, said it plans to create a $3.5 billion real estate investment trust through an initial public offering in the fall of 2013.
A warehouse supplying parts to Nissan Motor Co Ltd’s and Renault SA’s factory in India was almost destroyed by fire on Thursday, a Nissan spokeswoman said, possibly affecting production at the 400,000-car-per-year plant.
In honour of Mother's Day, I would like to share some sage financial advice from the mothers of some accomplished women around the world.
David Einhorn, one of the most closely followed managers in the $2 trillion hedge fund industry, had some blunt advice on Wednesday for his fellow investors: Do your own homework.
Robert Depatie officially became president and CEO of Quebecor Inc. at the company's annual meeting in Montreal on Wednesday.
Jeffrey Skilling could be freed from prison a decade earlier than originally expected over his role in bringing down the energy trader, in one of the biggest corporate frauds in U.S. history.
This is not your parents' bull market.
It’s a gusher.
Wealth managers who think that writing a book will bring them influence and a flood of new clients may want to think again.
Canadian media and telecommunications conglomerate Quebecor Inc’s first-quarter profit halved due to higher costs, a sharp drop in media revenue and lower gains on financial instruments.
Tim Hortons Inc, under pressure from a U.S. hedge fund seeking better returns, named a new chief executive on Wednesday as it reported a 3%t fall in first-quarter profit.
Nearly half of Canada's mid-sized cities are still feeling the effects of 2008's global recession, a new report has found.
I work with a lot of people who have credit cards on which they are making only the minimum payment each month.
Harvard historian Niall Ferguson posted an “unqualified apology” on his personal blog on Saturday after saying that British economist John Maynard Keynes did not care about the future because he was gay and had no children.
About 330 people are expected to lose their jobs when, for the second time in 15 months, heavy equipment and mining giant Caterpillar Inc. will shut down an Ontario facility.
JPMorgan Chase & Co shareholders should vote against the re-election of three board members because they failed to properly oversee risk-taking that led to $6.2 billion US of losses on the so-called “London Whale“ trades, an influential proxy advisory firm said.
Investing can be extremely confusing. Investors are constantly exposed to a mass of conflicting information -- some of it may be important, but most seems like noise.
Lululemon Athletica Inc was sued by a pension fund shareholder on Friday that wants to know if the board of directors wasted corporate assets by increasing potential bonuses for executives on the eve of a recall of yogawear that could cost the company millions of dollars.
A former Bank of Canada employee returned to the fold Thursday as its new governor.
Warren Buffett accumulates Twitter followers even faster than he makes money.
The company that gave the world Barbie and Hot Wheels has snapped up a made-in-Canada board game in a jackpot sale that’s spawning a new generation of fun.
Highfields Capital, a U.S. hedge fund agitating for change at coffee shop chain Tim Hortons Inc, faces a difficult task in trying to persuade long-term institutional investors of the merits of its plan to shake up the Canadian company.
Loblaw Cos Ltd, Canada’s largest grocer and the company behind the discount clothing brand Joe Fresh, is committed to staying in Bangladesh, but will take steps to improve facilities, its top executive said on Thursday.
PepsiCo Inc pulled an online ad for Mountain Dew on Wednesday after criticism from bloggers that the spot embraced racial stereotypes and made light of violence toward women.
Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. is under pressure from one of its top investors to boost profitability through moves like buying back shares with borrowed money or paring back in the United States, according to documents seen by Reuters and two sources familiar with the matter on Tuesday.
The Canadian economy delivered a welcome surprise in February, growing faster than expected and prompting economists to upgrade their forecasts for the first quarter, although none expect the central bank to raise interest rates any time soon.
The Bank of Canada has unveiled new $5 and $10 bills that show off the country's railway and space program.
It turns out money can, in fact, buy happiness.
Debt starts simply enough. You're out for dinner, you put the meal on your credit card.
Nissan Motor Co Ltd is recalling more than 123,000 Altima sedans in the United States to adjust the inflation of the spare tires, which could be over- or under-inflated.
Nearly 1,000 steelworkers at the U.S. Steel Canada plant in Nanticoke, Ont., hit the picket line over the Sunday, locked out for the second time in three years and with no clear end in sight.
Taking a lesson from Canada's political past is a way for the country's various governments to lower the average family's total tax bill, an expense that has increased astronomically since this time 50 years ago, a report from a right-wing think-tank says.
If you give your kid a piggy bank and explain the importance of saving, you're on your way to raising a financially smart child.
Canadian clothing line Joe Fresh is under fire for producing cheap goods at a factory in Bangladesh that collapsed earlier this week, killing at least 300 people.
Are we about to see the end of the war on drugs?
Britain is set to honour its revered wartime leader Winston Churchill with a banknote featuring his portrait and famous declaration “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat”.
Canada’s main stock index jumped more than 1% on Wednesday, making its sharpest one-day percentage gain in more than 8 months, as higher commodity prices fueled a rise in shares of gold and energy producers.
A new report suggests Canada Post's annual operating loss will reach $1 billion by 2020 if it doesn't get hip to the digital era, and the Crown corporation agrees.
Canadian families are spending more money on taxes than on food, clothing and shelter combined, a new Fraser Institute report says.
Most Canadian home buyers would rather walk away from their dream home than get sucked into a bidding war, according to a survey released Tuesday.
Every time I think I've heard it all, someone pops up with a new way to excuse the fact that they're up to their eyeballs in debt. Here are some excuses I've been given.
News Corp will receive $139 million US worth of insurance proceeds in a rare cash settlement that resolves a lawsuit by shareholders alleging the board failed to investigate the company’s phone hacking scandal.
According to a recent CIBC report, oil revenues in Canada will be $15 billion a year lower than they could be in coming years due to pipeline and production bottlenecks.
Very few people on this planet have earned the title of "greatest ever."
Finance leaders of the G20 economies said on Friday they agreed they did not need to set hard targets for reducing national debt levels, and said they would be watching for negative effects from massive monetary stimulus efforts, such as Japan.
When choosing a vacation destination, it would be nice to spin a globe and go wherever your finger lands, but that's hardly realistic.
LinkedIn Corp introduced revamped mobile apps on Wednesday that give greater prominence to the stream of information shared by members of the professional social network and will for the first time allow the company to show ads to smartphone users.
A meeting with Royal Bank CEO Gordon Nixon has B.C. labour groups confident an agreement can be reached to stop a number of unions from pulling out billions of dollars in pension money from the bank.
Canada Post is back in the black, but says that's only because of its new agreement with unionized workers, which lowers new employees' pay and stops posties from banking unused sick time.
Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Peladeau has been appointed chairman of the board of Hydro-Quebec, Canada's largest power utility.
Financier Bernard Trepanier pocketed nearly $570,000 to "open doors" for media giant Astral, he told a public inquiry Tuesday.
J.C. Penney Co Inc has borrowed $850 million US from its $1.85 billion revolving credit facility to help buy inventory as the department store operator revamps its business strategy after a failed turnaround.
Canada’s main stock index rose almost 1% on Tuesday, recovering some of the losses seen in Monday’s dramatic selloff, as U.S. economic data helped spur a rally in financial and energy shares.
No abnormally high return rates have been seen for the new Z10 touchscreen device that underpins BlackBerry's attempt to reinvent itself, and demand appears to be positive in Asia, Jefferies & Co analyst Peter Misek said in a report on Tuesday.
Like many teenagers, I had no idea what I should study in university. I remember asking my dad and he recommended studying finance "because you'll get a job."
Carl Icahn has agreed to limit his investment in Dell Inc and in return can team up with other shareholders on a potential bid for the personal computer maker, Dell said on Tuesday.
Eastman Kodak Co said it has agreed to sell some of its document imaging business' assets for $210 million in cash under a stalking horse bid by Brother Industries Ltd.
Many saw it coming, but that didn't stop the Bitcoin bubble from bursting: after rising to dizzying heights, the digital currency suffered its first true crash this week.
I was quite sad when I read the news that Margaret Thatcher passed away on Monday. I met her in London on two separate occasions, and had a chance to talk with her for a good little while on one of those occasions. She was obviously highly intelligent, and also charming and witty.
A federal jury in New York has handed a legal victory to U.S. billionaire William Koch and awarded him damages in his dispute over the alleged misrepresentation of 24 bottles of wine he bought at auction, one of the attorneys said.
Foursquare said on Thursday it raised $41 million in a new financing round that relied on debt, rather than equity, to give the location-based start-up the money it needs to keep expanding.
Days after reports surfaced that RBC outsourced Canadian jobs to foreign workers, the bank issued an apology to all Canadians and pledged to re-hire the 45 employees it sacked.
Four Japanese automakers, including Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan Motor Co, are recalling 3.4 million vehicles sold around the world because airbags supplied by Takata Corp are at risk of catching fire or injuring passengers.
I've always thought of my money as being in one of four piles, separate and distinct, each with a purpose or a place. I call these piles cash flow, emergency, planned spending and long-term saving.
Three of Canada's smaller mobile phone companies are withdrawing from the industry association, because of what they consider "consistent bias" in favour of their competitors — the big three carriers.
Porter Airlines announced a controversial multibillion-dollar expansion plan Wednesday which would add 30 jets to its fleet, a slew of new destinations to its route roster and a major runway upgrade at Billy Bishop airport.
Depending on one’s timing, Monday’s after-hours trading in J.C. Penney Co could have generated a windfall, or served as a costly lesson in troubled stocks.
Borrowers whose homes were in foreclosure in 2009 or 2010 can expect to receive between $300 and $125,000 under settlements reached between top banks and U.S. regulators earlier this year.
The average first-time homebuyer in Canada expects to spend around $300,000 and be mortgage-free within 20 years, a survey by Bank of Montreal has found.
Avon Products Inc said on Monday it will slash more than 400 jobs and exit the Irish market, the latest moves in the new chief executive’s plan to return the beauty products company to profitability in the next two years.
Macy’s Inc and J.C. Penney Co Inc were back in court on Monday in their fight over Martha Stewart, with Macy’s claiming that some of the items Penney has begun selling on its website infringe on its exclusive deal with the home goods guru.
So you meant to give in order to receive but, good intentions aside, you failed to meet the deadline for the charitable giving credit for the 2012 tax year.
McDonald's Canada says it will hire more than 6,000 people Thursday on its "National Hiring Day."
One of Canada's largest unions slammed the government's Temporary Foreign Worker Program after reports claimed that dozens of employees at the Royal Bank of Canada are losing their jobs to temporary foreign workers who are taking over the work of their department.
Some call it the most famous pizza purchase in history: In May 2010, a programmer called Laszlo asked an online forum if anyone would buy him a couple of pies in exchange for 10,000 Bitcoins, an experimental online currency launched in 2009.
Everybody knows that governments of the left spend more than governments of the right, right? Well, like so many things everybody knows, this assumption turns out to be mistaken.
Canada’s main stock index slumped to its lowest in more than 3-1/2 months on Friday, led by the financial and energy sectors, as weak Canadian and U.S. jobs data suggested the North American economy could be losing steam.
Canada posted its worst monthly jobs loss in more than four years in March, another sign the economy is struggling to cope with weak foreign markets and a strong Canadian dollar.
Some 250,000 Canadians ditched their cable or satellite services to stream TV online last year, and that number is on the rise.
Ex-Goldman Sachs Group Inc trader Matthew M. Taylor pleaded guilty on Wednesday to defrauding the Wall Street bank with an unauthorized $8.3 billion US futures trade in 2007, saying he exceeded internal risk limits and lied to supervisors to cover up his activities.
EBay Inc's payments business, PayPal, already lends money to online shoppers, but it is now starting to finance the merchants who sell on the company's online marketplaces.
Toronto-Dominion Bank Chief Executive Officer Ed Clark plans to retire in late 2014, and Bharat Masrani, group head of U.S. personal and commercial banking, will succeed him, the bank said on Wednesday.
You're doing the happy dance because you're getting a tax refund. Well, dance some more because motivational speaker Steve Siebold says you should spend it, not save it.
The Canadian dollar ended marginally weaker against the U.S. currency on Monday with volumes stunted by the Easter holidays and by trepidation ahead of several central bank policy decisions due later in the week.
The April Fool is dead. Or at least the gentle jester of the common folk has been converted into a corporate colossus controlled by global marketing executives.
Saving is a lost art.
We're a charitable lot, us Canadians. And a new tax credit introduced in the federal budget last week just might make us even more generous.
Walmart Stores Inc is considering a radical plan to have store customers deliver packages to online buyers, a new twist on speedier delivery services that the company hopes will enable it to better compete with Amazon.com Inc.
Canada’s banking watchdog said on Tuesday it sees the country’s six largest banks as being of systemic importance to the domestic economy and that it will make them keep 1% more capital on hand starting January 2016 to protect them from financial disruption.
Every bottle of wine produced in Ontario creates spinoff benefits worth $40, an economic impact study found, adding up to a national economic impact of almost $7 billion and more than 31,000 jobs.
Cyprus was poised for a dramatic U-turn on taxing big savers in its stricken banks on Friday as it raced to clinch a bailout from the European Union to avert financial meltdown.
The guy with the biggest smile on his face after reading the 2013 budget is an economist named Jay Myers, the CEO of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME), one of the country's biggest and most influential business lobby groups.
Ever notice how sometimes when you go shopping for one thing, you end up bringing home four or five other things? How many times have you heard, "I only came in for..." at the check-out?
When Finance Minister Jim Flaherty rises in the House of Commons Thursday at 4 p.m. to present his government's 2013-2014 budget, there will be 1.3 million Canadians who are likely to pay particular attention to the measures he will announce.
Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread may soon be back in stores after a bankruptcy court judge on Tuesday approved sales of several iconic brands that had been owned by the failed Hostess Brands Inc.
The Taiwanese supplier behind the see-through yoga pants recalled by Lululemon Athletica Inc said on Tuesday it followed design specifications and the Canadian retailer had merely misjudged customer tastes.
Cyprus’s government proposed to spare small savers from a divisive levy on bank deposits but said it expected parliament to reject the measure, needed to secure an international rescue and avoid a default that would shake the euro zone.
Canada remains open to foreign investment but will be cautious about liberalizing rules for sensitive sectors since such decisions tend to be irreversible, Industry Minister Christian Paradis said on Monday.
The U.S. newspaper industry is seeing some glimmers of hope after being battered for years, a prominent study concluded Monday.
Canada's economic ranking has improved but mostly because other countries have declined, according to the latest report card from the Conference Board of Canada.
Current chairman of the Quebecor Media Inc. (QMI) and TVA Group board Serge Gouin has announced he will retire, to be replaced by Pierre Karl Peladeau.
Sometimes the key to not spending money is understanding just how much you’re being manipulated into doing so — at least then you have a fighting chance.
The new owner of Hostess Brands Inc’s snack cakes hopes to have Twinkies back on U.S. store shelves by this summer, according to a member of the purchasing group.
The managing director of BlackBerry's Indian operations quit Saturday, the Canadian smartphone maker said.
General Motors said it will make $250 million in upgrades to its Cami factory in Ingersoll, Ont., which guarantees the plant a new generation of vehicles and safeguards 3,000 jobs.
It's better late than never when it comes to your taxes.
Martha Stewart said on Tuesday she was shocked that Macy’s Inc had objected so strongly when she signed a deal with rival retailer J.C. Penney Co Inc.
Bank of Nova Scotia capped the Canadian bank earnings season with a better-than-expected 13% profit gain and a dividend hike, helped by higher markets-related income and the acquisition of Canadian online lender ING Direct.
Spain’s Amancio Ortega, elevated by Forbes to become the third richest person in the world, may have discovered fashion’s secret of eternal youth.
The Competition Bureau has approved Bell Media's takeover of competitor Astral Media, but with several caveats.
The Toronto Star has been hit with layoffs and voluntary buyouts, according to multiple reports.
I was recently discussing the economic situation in Quebec with a business acquaintance from outside the province. She asked what the new Pauline Marois government was planning to do to get rid of our "huge deficit."
The Canadian economy grew at a sluggish pace in the final quarter of 2012 after a similarly disappointing third quarter, resulting in the weakest six months since the 2008-09 recession, Statistics Canada data indicated on Friday.
Shares of department store chain J.C. Penney Co Inc fell as much as 22% on Thursday, after it reported its sharpest drop in quarterly sales since unveiling a transformation plan that has failed to impress customers.
People are always willing to volunteer their wisdom about budgets to me. I'm a budget-discussion magnet and, nine times out of 10, people want to tell me why budgets don't work. I agree. Most people's budgets don't work for a few basic reasons.
Beer consumers have filed a proposed class-action lawsuit accusing Anheuser-Busch InBev of watering down so-called “King of Beers” Budweiser and other alcoholic beverages to boost profits, attorneys for the plaintiffs said on Tuesday.
Global financial groups battled Monday to control the lucrative future of "mobile money", which will enable people to use a smartphone to go shopping instead of cash and credit cards.
Barnes & Noble Inc Chairman Leonard Riggio, joining a growing list of executives lining up to buy the fading companies they founded, offered to buy the bookseller's declining retail business, leaving it to focus on its more promising Nook e-reader and college bookstores.
According to a February report from eMarketer, e-commerce sales were worth over one trillion US dollars in 2012 and are expected to continue growing throughout 2013; however despite this booming market, a new study shows many people still crave a human touch when shopping online.
The long-awaited trial of BP for the biggest U.S. offshore oil spill began on Monday, with governments, businesses and individuals blaming the company for the 2010 disaster that killed 11 rig workers and spilled 4 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
The economy registered its lowest inflation in more than three years in January and its largest decline in retail sales in almost three years in December, a double whammy of data that depressed the Canadian dollar and bond yields.
Home-improvement retailer and distributor Rona Inc outlined plans to cut about 200 full-time positions at administrative offices as it reported a quarterly loss on Thursday, due to charges related to restructuring, asset impairments and other one-time items.
German luxury car maker BMW is recalling about 750,000 cars worldwide over potential electrical problems, a spokesman said on Tuesday.
A budget is your plan for how you intend to spend the money that you bust your butt to earn. No plan means you're flying by the seat of your pants.
Great West Lifeco has made a $1.75-billion acquisition of Ireland's state-owned life insurance company.
Tiffany & Co sued Costco Wholesale Corp on Thursday to stop the largest U.S. warehouse club chain from selling what it called counterfeit diamond engagement rings bearing the luxury retailer's name.
AMR Corp and US Airways Group on Thursday unveiled an $11 billion US merger deal after months of negotiations, creating the world’s biggest airline with 6,700 flights a day.
What is job security worth? What is the dollar value of the guaranteed lifetime employment enjoyed by some public sector employees?
Politicians of all stripes turned to Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney Tuesday to boost their own arguments about the strength or weakness of the Canadian economy.
Sixty-per-cent of Canadians plan to put cash in their RRSP or TFSA this year, but judging from past years many likely won't, CIBC says.y.
Most Canadian couples do not discuss their views on retirement with each other before saying “I do," a study released Saturday said. According to BMO Financial Group's third annual Valentine’s Day RRSP Study, less than a third of Canadians say they had a detailed conversation with their partner about how they envision their retirement before gettin
Canadians love to complain about government debt. Unfortunately a general attitude of instant gratification governs our personal as well as public finances.
Ontario lost more jobs last month than any other province in the country.
The Canadian economy unexpectedly shed jobs in January, while housing starts plunged, suggesting global uncertainty, weak prices for Canadian oil, and a government clampdown on the property market will drag on growth in early 2013.
When workers are free to choose, union rates decline.
In the course of my research — the findings from which I will release next month — I have learned a lot about how women are investing their 'wealth'.
The latest Molson ad presents Canadians as the life of party.
Reader's Digest, a mainstay in living rooms and waiting rooms for generations, has slashed its Canadian workforce by about 30% at its Montreal head office.
Consumer debt in Canada has hit an all-time high, according to a new report from credit-monitoring firm TransUnion.
I meet people all the time who can't tell the difference between what they need and what they want. In our consumption-crazed world, virtually everything has become a need and, with the ease of a credit card swipe, we can turn every need into a purchase.
Three years ago, MP Maxime Bernier said the past five decades of nationalist demands by successive Quebec governments had not brought any concrete results.
Cybercrime represents an underground economy of $114 billion. It's organized, employs expert hackers and operates like any legitimate economy
High-profile downfalls of corporate CEOs are not a new phenomenon.
Sears Canada announced it's laying off 700 employees nationwide.
Electronics giant Best Buy is closing 15 stores across Canada, including four in Quebec.
The economy grew faster than expected in November, rising 0.3% after a tepid 0.1% rise in October and no gain in September, Statistics Canada said on Thursday.
Alain Bouchard, whose Alimentation Couche-Tard company is Canada's largest convenience-store chain, was awarded Canada's Outstanding CEO of 2012 on Tuesday.
If you want the changes you're making to how you deal with your money to stick, you must be able to identify at least one benefit you'll gain by making those changes.
Maybe, maybe not. That seems to be how Apple operates, although some of that is changing. Apple is finding it increasingly difficult to keep a secret these days. With everybody from the smallest tech blogger to the largest media outlets fighting to get the first glimpse of a new Apple product, "anonymous" overseas informants in Apple's supply chain have leaked everything from pictures of pieces and parts of Apple products to the newest patents filed by Apple.
Visa card users needed cash handy Monday after a network outage prevented them from using their cards.
The gap appears to be closing between the top 1% richest in the country and the rest of us, according to Statistics Canada.
Montreal-based engineering giant SNC-Lavalin paid $160 million worth of kickbacks to the former Gadhafi regime in Libya, according to court documents obtained by Canadian media.
The Thomson family's holding company has reportedly inked a deal to sell a high-profile parcel of land in downtown Toronto, on which the Globe and Mail was considering moving its headquarters.
Talks to divide $9 billion US raised from the sale of businesses of Nortel Networks, the telecoms equipment maker that went bankrupt in 2009, ended without agreement, and the mediator said on Thursday further discussions were no longer worthwhile.
The Canadian dollar softened to its weakest level in 10 weeks against the U.S. dollar on Thursday, a day after the Bank of Canada said an interest rate hike was less imminent.
Let's be honest. Rumors about new or upcoming Apple products would be overpriced at a dime a dozen. Yet speculation grows about an Apple iWatch. If you think that this is one of those little rumors that somebody dreamed up to make for interesting reading, think again. Some of the more notable Apple rumor mills are reporting its possible existence, and many reputable publishers such as AppleInsider and the New York Times have published iWatch stories.
The Bank of Canada held its overnight interest rate at 1% on Wednesday but dramatically revised its projections to say any hike would be further away than previously thought, because of excess capacity, soft inflation and stabilizing household debt.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Canadian unit will expand its distribution network and open a handful of new stores in the coming fiscal year, as rival discounter Target Corp prepares to open its first stores in the country this spring.
Canada's main stock index hit a near 11-month high on Monday, led by a jump in Research In Motion Ltd shares following a report that it could license its software.
If you’ve been keeping track of where your money goes, you may be surprised at how often you buy coffee, gum or a mid-afternoon snack.
A cup of coffee during the day has become a necessity for many. Currently, there are approximately 2.25 billion cups of coffee consumed worldwide each day.
Anthony Lacavera, founder of Canada’s upstart Wind Mobile, plans to step down as chief executive as part of a deal that will give Egypt’s Orascom Telecom control of the carrier, a newcomer to a market long dominated by three companies.
Does the Stephen Harper government have good economic policies, from a free-market or small 'c' conservative perspective? This is a completely unscientific way to grade it, but I found five key policy decisions from 2012 and gave a pass or fail mark.
New research shows a person's weight can impact how they are perceived at work, especially for executives.
When telecommunications company Nortel crashed, Victor King nearly lost everything.
Online retailer Amazon Inc is fighting the U.S. Internal Revenue Service over a $234 million international tax bill, a dispute similar to others in which the agency has struggled to collect corporate taxes.
The overwhelming majority of shoppers made their last purchase in a store and not online, but far fewer are committed to do so the next time they buy something, according to a study released on Tuesday.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc will buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made goods over the next decade in areas like sporting goods and high-end appliances in what the world’s largest retailer called a bid to help boost the U.S. economy.
The United States faces a “material risk” of losing its AAA status if there is a repeat of the wrangling seen in 2011 over raising the country’s self-imposed debt ceiling, credit ratings firm Fitch said on Tuesday.
HMV, the 92-year-old British music retailer seeking protection from creditors, is unlikely to have much of a future beyond a rump of stores and the internet, if other recent retail failures are any guide.
Games don't always get their due. Psychologists and neuroscientists have long known that games, far from being trivial wastes of time, can actively reshape the human brain and improve a variety of cognitive and emotional functions. As investing is a great example of an activity that draws on a wide range of mental and emotional skills, it is worth exploring how to improve this skill set.
Fraud charges against three former Nortel senior executives have been dismissed after a year-long trial.
As the March 1 deadline for contributing to a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) approaches, a BMO study reveals that the deadline causes many Canadians stress as they scramble to find the money to make a contribution.
Nortel Networks was once the largest telecommunication equipment company in North America, but since it filed for bankruptcy in 2009 it has earned a new label: one of the world’s most complicated legal proceedings.
The federal government is pumping $107.5 million into creating student summer jobs this year to help reduce high youth unemployment.
A Canadian job placement company hit by hackers says it won't negotiate to get its data back.
The ex-securities auditor who blew the whistle on one of Canada's biggest financial scandals admitted Thursday to running a fraud scam of his own.
Net worth is no trivial matter, as it is ultimately the only meaningful measure of personal wealth.
LinkedIn on Wednesday announced that more than 200 million people have joined the career-focused online social network since its launch nearly a decade ago.
Warning to investors: major U.S. technology companies could miss estimates for fourth-quarter earnings as "fiscal cliff" worries likely led some corporate clients to tighten their belts last month and refrain from spending all of their 2012 IT budgets.
"Unquestionable demand" for bullet- and stab-resistant clothing has prompted a British body armour company to open a branch in Canada.
Obama's first term as president has been marked by rising gas prices, high unemployment and little economic growth.
If you haven't settled on a New Year's resolution for this year, allow me to suggest one: charitable giving.
The feds are pumping another $250 million into the automotive sector to help manufacturers develop stronger, safer and more fuel-efficient vehicles.
General Motors Co is recalling more than 69,000 full-size trucks and vans globally that could roll away after being parked due to a potential steering column defect, the automaker said on Friday.
Al Jazeera said on Wednesday it will buy Current TV, the struggling cable channel founded by Al Gore and partners, in a move that will boost the Qatar-based broadcaster’s footprint in the United States.
The Canadian economy created far more jobs than expected in December, defying economic growth that remained sluggish and bolstering the likelihood of a central bank interest rate hike later this year.
If you've played Monopoly long enough, you quickly realize that the game offers a lot of financial wisdom and lessons that can be applied to the real world of finance and investing.
Hormel Foods Corp agreed to buy Skippy, the iconic U.S. peanut butter brand, from Unilever Plc for $700 million, adding the well-known kids lunch staple to a portfolio that includes Spam canned meat.