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  • How immigration can help foster innovation in business
    How immigration can help foster innovation in business Andrew Seale

    In essence, immigration is innovation. “I think Canada’s very well positioned. It’s got good, strong universities, good policies – certainly more enlightened immigration policies than most countries …

    How immigration can help foster innovation in business

    In essence, immigration is innovation. “I think Canada’s very well positioned. It’s got good, strong universities, good policies – certainly more enlightened immigration policies than most countries have, which is a real asset,” said the Microsoft co-founder to attendees at the conference, which was set up to bolster …

  • Home prices making you sick? Renting is always an option
    Home prices making you sick? Renting is always an option Insight

    Moshe Milevsky has noticed a change of attitude in the 20-somethings he teaches in his finance class at York University’s Schulich School of Business in Toronto. With semi-detached houses in Toronto averaging …

    Home prices making you sick? Renting is always an option

    Moshe Milevsky has noticed a change of attitude in the 20-somethings he teaches in his finance class at York University’s Schulich School of Business in Toronto. With semi-detached houses in Toronto averaging close to $800,000 and detached going for $1.2 million, it’s not surprising that young Torontonians might have trouble …

  • Bahamas leak reveals Canadian banks' offshore dealings
    Bahamas leak reveals Canadian banks' offshore dealings Andrew Seale

    Big Canadian banks are once again in the spotlight for their involvement with tax havens, this time in the Bahamas, an island nation synonymous with offshore banking secrecy. According to a cache of leaked …

    Bahamas leak reveals Canadian banks' offshore dealings

    Big Canadian banks are once again in the spotlight for their involvement with tax havens, this time in the Bahamas, an island nation synonymous with offshore banking secrecy. According to a cache of leaked internal documents from the corporate registry in the Bahamas, since 1990, RBC, CIBC and Scotiabank have provided …

  • ‘Abandoned’ Blockbuster offers glimpse of the past
    ‘Abandoned’ Blockbuster offers glimpse of the past Michael Shulman

    Like stumbling upon a relic from the past, one YouTube user posted a video of him discovering what at first appeared to an abandoned Blockbuster in south Texas. Now for those who don’t remember the dark …

    ‘Abandoned’ Blockbuster offers glimpse of the past

    Like stumbling upon a relic from the past, one YouTube user posted a video of him discovering what at first appeared to an abandoned Blockbuster in south Texas. Now for those who don’t remember the dark ages of home-movie watching – before Netflix introduced streaming online in 2007 and you were forced to change out of …

  • Take our weekly finance quiz
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    Does your mood swing up and down with the TSX? Does the price of oil keep you up at night? If you’ve got your finger on the pulse of the business news scene in Canada, then this quiz on the week’s top …

    Take our weekly finance quiz

    Does your mood swing up and down with the TSX? Does the price of oil keep you up at night? If you’ve got your finger on the pulse of the business news scene in Canada, then this quiz on the week’s top business stories should be a breeze.

  • How to travel with your tech hassle-free Marc Saltzman

    Today’s travelers likely have some high-tech companions to help keep them organized, productive, entertained, and in touch with those who matter. When going through security in North America, you’ll need …

    How to travel with your tech hassle-free

    Today’s travelers likely have some high-tech companions to help keep them organized, productive, entertained, and in touch with those who matter. When going through security in North America, you’ll need to take out your laptop – as it’s likely in a backpack, briefcase, laptop bag, purse, or small carry-on suitcase – and …

  • Why one couple is forgoing a white-picket fence for a condo in the city Gail Johnson

    Soon after Ian Feenstra and Amy McLellan met and fell in love, he moved into her condo in Toronto’s Long Branch neighbourhood, a picturesque village on the lake. A freelance musician who plays the tuba, …

    Why one couple is forgoing a white-picket fence for a condo in the city

    Soon after Ian Feenstra and Amy McLellan met and fell in love, he moved into her condo in Toronto’s Long Branch neighbourhood, a picturesque village on the lake. A freelance musician who plays the tuba, he brought with him all sorts of musical gear, and, over time, the couple’s one-bedroom place started feeling more cramped …

  • The morbid thing elderly New Zealanders are doing to lessen the costs of dying feed_manager_auto_publish_494--autopubtest_WPTUMBLR_485

    With the average price tag of between NZ$8000 (C$7704) and NZ$10,000 (C$9630) for a funeral in New Zealand, and the cost of a coffin itself ranging from about NZ$1,000 (C$963) to NZ$10,000, can you blame …

    Funeral

    With the average price tag of between NZ$8000 (C$7704) and NZ$10,000 (C$9630) for a funeral in New Zealand, and the cost of a coffin itself ranging from about NZ$1,000 (C$963) to NZ$10,000, can you blame many seniors for looking for ways to cut corners and make some friends at the same time? According to The Guardian, …

  • Who keeps the house in a divorce? Andrew Seale

    The current housing market is creating some tricky conditions for Canadians going through a divorce who are trying to decide who keeps the house. In the past, a partner who wasn’t named on the title to …

    Who keeps the house in a divorce?

    The current housing market is creating some tricky conditions for Canadians going through a divorce who are trying to decide who keeps the house. In the past, a partner who wasn’t named on the title to the house as an owner was still typically entitled to half via equalization of net family property, a process that adds …

  • Coping with the psychological effects of real estate regret Kelly Putter

    If you’ve played the real estate game even once, odds are good that you may have experienced a whiff of regret at some point. “Real estate is often one of biggest investments you’ll make in your lifetime,” …

    Coping with the psychological effects of real estate regret

    If you’ve played the real estate game even once, odds are good that you may have experienced a whiff of regret at some point. “Real estate is often one of biggest investments you’ll make in your lifetime,” says Dr. Eilenna Denisoff, a psychologist and director at CBT Associates in Toronto. To prove her argument, Denisoff …

  • Ontario-based company Airvinci wants you to commute with a personal helicopter Andrew Seale

    Tarek Ibrahim wants you to be able to call a heli-taxi. “It’s not the same efficiency as a normal helicopter but the safety factor goes way up because now you can lightly hit things and the helicopter …

    Ontario-based company Airvinci wants you to commute with a personal helicopter

    Tarek Ibrahim wants you to be able to call a heli-taxi. “It’s not the same efficiency as a normal helicopter but the safety factor goes way up because now you can lightly hit things and the helicopter won’t crash, it won’t fall out of the sky,” says Ibrahim, an outspoken proponent of personal aviation who delivered a TEDx …

  • Lack of knowledge leads to big regrets for Ontario's first-time homebuyers Kelly Putter

    Ontario may be home to one of the hottest real estate markets in the country, but that doesn’t mean residents are particularly real estate-savvy. In fact, according to the Real Estate Council of Ontario …

    Lack of knowledge leads to big regrets for Ontario's first-time homebuyers

    Ontario may be home to one of the hottest real estate markets in the country, but that doesn’t mean residents are particularly real estate-savvy. In fact, according to the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO), Ontario’s real estate regulator, a sizable number of Ontario residents know little to nothing about the process …

  • Millennials opting for pets instead of kids Insight

    There might not be any more concrete proof that Millennials are generation that grew up on the Internet – and its wide array of cute animal videos – than their preference for pets

    A man holds his Corgi standing next to a woman wearing a Corgi t-shirt during the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in the Manhattan borough of New York City

    There might not be any more concrete proof that Millennials are generation that grew up on the Internet – and its wide array of cute animal videos – than their preference for pets

  • This company wants to build a $1.5M luxury condo for your car Insight

    AutoHouse, which bills itself as the “ultimate private showcase and members-only club,” is planning on constructing a condo building in the city’s downtown whose only tenants are luxury cars and motor …

    Autohouse

    AutoHouse, which bills itself as the “ultimate private showcase and members-only club,” is planning on constructing a condo building in the city’s downtown whose only tenants are luxury cars and motorcycles.

  • Camera lenses for your smartphone: are they worth the money? Insight

    Even the snobbiest of shutterbugs can’t deny smartphones are getting much better at taking photos and shooting video. But even with these advancements, there’s still one obvious shortcoming to smartphone …

    Camera lenses for your smartphone: are they worth the money?

    Even the snobbiest of shutterbugs can’t deny smartphones are getting much better at taking photos and shooting video. But even with these advancements, there’s still one obvious shortcoming to smartphone photography: the lens.

  • Evo Japan coming in January 2018 Michael Martin

    The Evolution Championship Series is expanding east into Japan, though it’s taking place a little later than some might have hoped.

    Evo Japan coming in January 2018

    The Evolution Championship Series is expanding east into Japan, though it’s taking place a little later than some might have hoped.

  • Self-serve checkouts could tempt shoppers into theft Insight

    While businesses may be able to cut down on lines and make shopping easier by using self-service checkouts, they may also giving thieves “ready-made excuses” for stealing products, according to a new  …

    Self-service checkout

    While businesses may be able to cut down on lines and make shopping easier by using self-service checkouts, they may also giving thieves “ready-made excuses” for stealing products, according to a new study.

  • The difficulties of getting products made in Canada Insight

    Canada Goose’ efforts to get their products made at home stand out as production continues to migrate abroad.

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    Canada Goose’ efforts to get their products made at home stand out as production continues to migrate abroad.

  • Marijuana delivery proposed as a way to save Canada Post Insight

    With Canada lurching towards legalization, many businesses are looking to get into the market, including Canada Post.

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    With Canada lurching towards legalization, many businesses are looking to get into the market, including Canada Post.

  • League of Legends is played by a whopping 100 million people every month Taylor Cocke

    In an interview with Polygon, Riot Games co-founder and CEO Brandon Beck announced to the world that League of Legends has surpassed 100 million monthly active players. League of Legends’ direct competitor …

    League of Legends is played by a whopping 100 million people every month

    In an interview with Polygon, Riot Games co-founder and CEO Brandon Beck announced to the world that League of Legends has surpassed 100 million monthly active players. League of Legends’ direct competitor is Dota 2. As a certain former League of Legends player would say, not even close, baby.