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  • File photo of people waiting in line for resume critique and career assessment sessions at the 2014 Spring National Job Fair and Training Expo in Toronto
    Someone please tell the jobs market we’re not in a recession Balance Sheet

    Canada may not be in a recession, but the employment market is sure acting like it is. Annual employment growth, as measured by Statistics Canada, has been below 1 per cent for the past 15 months, which …

    File photo of people waiting in line for resume critique and career assessment sessions at the 2014 Spring National Job Fair and Training Expo in Toronto

    Canada may not be in a recession, but the employment market is sure acting like it is. Annual employment growth, as measured by Statistics Canada, has been below 1 per cent for the past 15 months, which is the first time that’s happened outside of recessionary times in about four decades. You have to go back to the height …

  • Kraft, Heinz Agree to Form Food Giant
    Kraft deal a curious bet for Buffett, but consumers have nothing to fear Insight

    The billionaire investor’s Berkshire Hathaway and Brazil-based investment firm 3G Capital – who bought Heinz together in 2013 – are partnering up again to buy Kraft Foods Group. 3G led the Burger King …

    Kraft, Heinz Agree to Form Food Giant

    The billionaire investor’s Berkshire Hathaway and Brazil-based investment firm 3G Capital – who bought Heinz together in 2013 – are partnering up again to buy Kraft Foods Group. 3G led the Burger King and Tim Hortons merger last year. “The acquisition itself is not actually surprising – what I’m surprised about is who’s …

  • Canadian home sales slow in December, prices still up from a year earlier: CREA
    Vancouver home prices will climb to $2.1 million by 2030: report CBC

    A new housing report from the VanCity Credit Union says the average house price in Vancouver will climb to $2.1 million within 15 years. Andy Broderick, Vancity's vice-president of community investment, …

    Canadian home sales slow in December, prices still up from a year earlier: CREA

    A new housing report from the VanCity Credit Union says the average house price in Vancouver will climb to $2.1 million within 15 years. Andy Broderick, Vancity's vice-president of community investment, says future homebuyers who want to stay in the Lower Mainland should lower their expectations of what they'll be able …

  • Lawsuit claims dangerous levels of arsenic found in low-priced brands of California wine
    U.S. businesses plead with lawmakers to avoid trade war with Canada The Canadian Press

    WASHINGTON - Business interests are pleading with the U.S. Congress to avert a trade war with Canada that could squeeze Florida orange-growers, put a cork in California wine exports and sour the sales …

    Lawsuit claims dangerous levels of arsenic found in low-priced brands of California wine

    WASHINGTON - Business interests are pleading with the U.S. Congress to avert a trade war with Canada that could squeeze Florida orange-growers, put a cork in California wine exports and sour the sales ...

  • Toronto skyline
    Toronto 2025: Income inequality and the disappearing three cities CBC

    To get an idea of what of what Toronto might look like the next 10 years, researchers from University of Toronto took a look at the last 35 years. The result is the Three Cities report — a study on income …

    Toronto skyline

    To get an idea of what of what Toronto might look like the next 10 years, researchers from University of Toronto took a look at the last 35 years. The result is the Three Cities report — a study on income inequality by J. David Hulchanski of Cities Centre and the faculty of social work at U of T. That report looked at …

  • Lufthansa CEO: 'safety in aviation not a given' Reuters

    Safety in aviation is not a given, the chief executive of Lufthansa said, a day after a plane operated by its Germanwings unit crashed into the French Alps, killing all 150 onboard. "Visiting the crash …

    CEO of German Lufthansa airline Carsten Spohr adjusts his glasses during a press conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday March 24, 2015, after returning from the crash site of a Germanwings passenger jet. The jet was carrying at least 150 people and crashed in a snowy, remote section of the French Alps, sounding like an avalanche as it scattered pulverized debris across the mountain. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    Safety in aviation is not a given, the chief executive of Lufthansa said, a day after a plane operated by its Germanwings unit crashed into the French Alps, killing all 150 onboard. "Visiting the crash site I was, in a shocking moment, made aware of a fact that all of us know so well - safety in aviation is not a given," …

  • Oil to reach $100 a barrel by end of 2016: Pickens Reuters

    By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Oil prices could hit $100 a barrel by the end of next year, U.S. oil magnate T. Boone Pickens said on Tuesday, revising his previous forecast which said they …

    A customer uses a petrol nozzle to fill up his tank in a gas station in Nice

    By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Oil prices could hit $100 a barrel by the end of next year, U.S. oil magnate T. Boone Pickens said on Tuesday, revising his previous forecast which said they would reach that level as early as this year. "I think you could very well be at $100 a barrel by the end of 2016," the …

  • A new report ranks the outlook for retirees in 150 countries, looking at criteria such as access to health care, life expectancy, unemployment, income equality, tax burden, and other factors. These countries are the bottom ten.

  • Inside the $24M, two-year federal plan to market Canadian oil The Canadian Press

    The multimillion-dollar campaign to market Canadian oil in the U.S. was hard to miss. Documents obtained by The Canadian Press offer a peek at the behind-the-scenes strategic considerations in 2013, as …

    Pipelines run at the McKay River Suncor oil sands in-situ operations near Fort McMurray.

    The multimillion-dollar campaign to market Canadian oil in the U.S. was hard to miss. Documents obtained by The Canadian Press offer a peek at the behind-the-scenes strategic considerations in 2013, as the federal government conducted a $1.6-million U.S. ad campaign that grew into a $24-million, two-year program that wraps …

  • Female executives bring bigger profits, but businesses still slow to act The Canadian Press

    LONDON - When Rohini Anand took over diversity programs at multinational catering company Sodexo in 2002, she had one goal: To prove that it pays for a company to have equal numbers of male and female …

    Proof grows that female executives bring bigger profits, but businesses still slow to act

    LONDON - When Rohini Anand took over diversity programs at multinational catering company Sodexo in 2002, she had one goal: To prove that it pays for a company to have equal numbers of male and female ...

  • Luxury brands hedge their bets with smartwatches Reuters

    The flurry of technology deals luxury watchmakers announced this week to tackle the Apple Watch threat are more a way to hedge their bets in case the smartwatch market takes off than a strategic U-turn. …

    Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple event announcing the Apple Watch at the Flint Center in Cupertino

    The flurry of technology deals luxury watchmakers announced this week to tackle the Apple Watch threat are more a way to hedge their bets in case the smartwatch market takes off than a strategic U-turn. On Thursday, LVMH's (LVMH.PA) Tag Heuer and Bulgari, and Kering's (PRTP.PA) Gucci were among the more than dozen or so …

  • 3 ways smaller oil and gas firms can survive the downturn CBC

    When most Canadians think of the oilpatch, the names Suncor, Shell or Imperial Oil come to mind — the big guys, the companies that sell us our gasoline and announce multibillion-dollar oilsands projects. …

    In this Dec. 19, 2014 photo, oil pump jacks work in unison, in Williston, N.D. After falling nearly 60 percent from a peak last June, the price of oil has now bounced back 19 percent since late January, closing Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 near $53. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    When most Canadians think of the oilpatch, the names Suncor, Shell or Imperial Oil come to mind — the big guys, the companies that sell us our gasoline and announce multibillion-dollar oilsands projects. Unless you like to play the markets, you won’t recognize many of the names  — Tourmaline, Bonterra, Crescent Point  —  but …

  • How Europe, U.S. stumbled into spat over China-led bank Reuters

    Historians may record March 2015 as the moment when China's chequebook diplomacy came of age, giving the world's number two economy a greater role in shaping global economic governance at the expense of …

    China's Finance Minister Lou Jiwei gives a speech, with the guests of the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

    Historians may record March 2015 as the moment when China's chequebook diplomacy came of age, giving the world's number two economy a greater role in shaping global economic governance at the expense of the United States and the international financial institutions it has dominated since World War Two. This month European …

  • Burger King to introduce beef fragrance for 'whopper' lovers in Japan The Canadian Press

    TOKYO - For hamburger aficionados who can't get enough of it, Burger King has an answer: a grilled burger-scented fragrance.

    Burger King Whopper

    TOKYO - For hamburger aficionados who can't get enough of it, Burger King has an answer: a grilled burger-scented fragrance.

  • CRTC OKs pick-and-pay, but it’ll cost you Dashboard

    The new rules, announced Thursday by chair and CEO Jean-Pierre Blais, requires television service providers to make the low-cost packages available no later than March 2016.

    A journalist uses a smartphone to record CRTC Chairman Blais as he speaks during a news conference in Gatineau

    The new rules, announced Thursday by chair and CEO Jean-Pierre Blais, requires television service providers to make the low-cost packages available no later than March 2016.

  • Albertans and their debt hangover CBC

    Unfortunately, with that comes the overspending and people in Alberta seem to like their toys,” said Alberto Rosati, an estate administrator who deals with bankruptcy filings. BMO’s annual debt report …

    New Canadian five and 10 dollar bills, made of polymer, are displayed with the previously released 20, 50 and 100 dollar notes in Ottawa

    Unfortunately, with that comes the overspending and people in Alberta seem to like their toys,” said Alberto Rosati, an estate administrator who deals with bankruptcy filings. BMO’s annual debt report pegged average household debt in the province at $124,838 in 2014 (compared to a Canadian average of $76,140.) Among Albertans, …

  • Canadian oil sands woes reach far-flung eastern shores Reuters

    By Greg McNeil SYDNEY, Nova Scotia (Reuters) - Cory Troke joined the exodus west two years ago, leaving scenic but job-scarce Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, after being laid off as a machinist. By October …

    An oil sands worker checks the oil during the first step of separation at the Suncor processing plant at their tar sands operations near Fort McMurray.

    By Greg McNeil SYDNEY, Nova Scotia (Reuters) - Cory Troke joined the exodus west two years ago, leaving scenic but job-scarce Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, after being laid off as a machinist. By October Troke was out of work again, and he was not alone. Cape Breton is another example how the 60 percent slide in oil prices …

  • 80 years on, how might Atlantic City-based Monopoly look today? The Canadian Press

    Monopoly is turning 80. Based on the real-life streets of Atlantic City, Monopoly is one of the world's most popular board games. The city's mayor, Don Guardian, says Monopoly remains relevant in present-day …

    Hasbro Wants You to Help Design a New Monopoly Board

    Monopoly is turning 80. Based on the real-life streets of Atlantic City, Monopoly is one of the world's most popular board games. The city's mayor, Don Guardian, says Monopoly remains relevant in present-day Atlantic City, where the casino industry is shrinking, taxes are rising, and the city and state are racing to build …

  • Here are the salaries of 13 major world leaders Business Insider

    Earlier this month, Russian President Vladimir...

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces a government initiative to help assist small and medium-sized businesses to open new markets abroad, in Mississauga, Ont. on Wednesday, March 18 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

    Earlier this month, Russian President Vladimir...

  • CEOs are only effective for 5 years — but most stay for almost 10 Business Insider

    A report released by the Conference...

    Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman News Corp and Chairman and CEO 21st Century Fox speaks at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach

    A report released by the Conference...