Wednesday, February 20, 2019

NAFTA termination would have modest impact on economy: Conference Board of Canada

The Conference Board of Canada predicts a 0.5 per cent decline in the economy, and the loss of about 85,000 jobs within...

Western Canada oil prices remain strong as Alberta production cutbacks kick in

Crude oil prices in Western Canada remain elevated as Alberta's government-mandated oil production curtailments come into force. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-production-cutbacks-prices-1.4964062?cmp=rss

Sears Canada debacle one more reason to avoid extended warranties

When Karen Dwyer renovated the kitchen in her St. John's home last year, she bought all new appliances from Sears and spent extra on...

Bitcoin’s move to mainstream carries new financial risks: Don Pittis

When bitcoin was a whacky toy for techies, regulators didn't have to worry. But going mainstream changes everything. http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bitcoin-value-crash-1.4437329?cmp=rss

Teamsters union gives strike notice to CP Rail

The union representing about 3,000 conductors and locomotive engineers at Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. says it has formally served the company with...

Who killed Sears question sparks bitter blame game among top players

Sears Canada may be over, but the mudslinging over who brought it down has just begun. Majority shareholder Eddie Lampert fired the latest shot in a...

Bitcoin plunges 20% in 1-day sell-off to just over $13K

A bitcoin sell-off that began at the beginning of the week is gaining momentum, with the cryptocurrency losing a third of its...

Parents are giving tons of their kids’ personal data away — and the long-term...

On average, parents will post more than 1,000 images of their children online before they're old enough to have their own social...

Canada Fiscal Update: Liberals Pledge $15B In New Spending Over 5 Years

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is dedicating about a third of the windfall it's expecting from Canada's surprisingly strong economy towards investments, tax relief...

Workers at Canada’s original Sears store get help from mayor

Stratford, Ont. mayor Dan Mathieson said to see Sears Canada's "demise across Canada is somewhat sad," especially thinking of the 80 employees who will be losing...