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  • How to avoid delivery disaster this holiday season
    How to avoid delivery disaster this holiday season Yahoo Finance Canada

    “If you’re shipping gifts to loved ones, get a good quality box and use lots of cushioning,” says James Anderson, Senior Communications Specialist for FedEx Express Canada. Anderson adds that another …

    How to avoid delivery disaster this holiday season

    “If you’re shipping gifts to loved ones, get a good quality box and use lots of cushioning,” says James Anderson, Senior Communications Specialist for FedEx Express Canada. Anderson adds that another way to get your package off to a good start is to make sure the address label is clear, legible and correct. While couriers …

  • Online shopping the destination of choice for Canadians this Black Friday
    Online shopping the destination of choice for Canadians this Black Friday Yahoo Finance Canada

    Unsurprisingly, most Canadians would rather be the person on the right when shopping for Black Friday deals. It’s almost Black Friday, and you’ve got your eye on a new Kate Spade purse. Unsurprisingly, …

    Online shopping the destination of choice for Canadians this Black Friday

    Unsurprisingly, most Canadians would rather be the person on the right when shopping for Black Friday deals. It’s almost Black Friday, and you’ve got your eye on a new Kate Spade purse. Unsurprisingly, most Canadians are electing for the second option.

  • For Canadians, productivity and wellbeing go hand-in-hand
    For Canadians, productivity and wellbeing go hand-in-hand Yahoo Finance Canada

    Distraction sat at the top of the list, with 40 per cent of the more than 1,500 employees polled saying it hindered their productivity. “We call it the distraction deluge,” says Russell Wong, chief financial …

    For Canadians, productivity and wellbeing go hand-in-hand

    Distraction sat at the top of the list, with 40 per cent of the more than 1,500 employees polled saying it hindered their productivity. “We call it the distraction deluge,” says Russell Wong, chief financial officer at ADP Canada. “That was a consistent (sentiment) across the respondents, whether it was the age, region, …

  • Holidays 101: The top 10 gifts to get for your kid's teacher
    Holidays 101: The top 10 gifts to get for your kid's teacher Yahoo Finance Canada

    It’s ideal if you know your teacher’s interests, but if not a visit to Indigo-Chapters will reveal tables packed with engaging picks of the month, top 10 lists, new releases, and the most anticipated books …

    Holidays 101: The top 10 gifts to get for your kid's teacher

    It’s ideal if you know your teacher’s interests, but if not a visit to Indigo-Chapters will reveal tables packed with engaging picks of the month, top 10 lists, new releases, and the most anticipated books of the year.

  • Forget the NHL dream and go to school, kid
    Forget the NHL dream and go to school, kid Yahoo Finance Canada

    At age 29, Sidney Crosby is a top hockey player in the NHL who has earned two Stanley Cups, two Olympic gold medals and a laundry list of other awards. Crosby grew up in a normal middle-class household …

    Forget the NHL dream and go to school, kid

    At age 29, Sidney Crosby is a top hockey player in the NHL who has earned two Stanley Cups, two Olympic gold medals and a laundry list of other awards. Crosby grew up in a normal middle-class household in Cole Harbour, N.S., and he made it to the big leagues in a big way. In fact the chances of a minor hockey player even …

  • McDonald's gift to you: waffle fries and a burger with a hash brown on it Yahoo Finance Canada

    Christmas has come early, at least according to fans of waffle fries (who isn’t?) and McDonald’s.

    McDonald's gift to you: waffle fries and a burger with a hash brown on it

    Christmas has come early, at least according to fans of waffle fries (who isn’t?) and McDonald’s.

  • Trump wants to make Christmas trees great again...for $150! Yahoo Finance Canada

    President-elect Donald Trump is selling MAGA Christmas ornaments online. As he proclaimed over and over on the U.S. election campaign trail, president-elect Donald Trump plans to “Make America Great Again,” …

    Trump wants to make Christmas trees great again...for $150!

    President-elect Donald Trump is selling MAGA Christmas ornaments online. As he proclaimed over and over on the U.S. election campaign trail, president-elect Donald Trump plans to “Make America Great Again,” and now he wants to do the same thing for your Christmas tree. The real estate mogul notified his mailing list subscribers …

  • When companies change names, do they shed the old baggage? Yahoo Finance Canada

    Wind Mobile announced this week it’d be rebranding as Freedom Mobile and launching an LTE service. For Freedom, which was bought by Calgary-based Shaw Communications, the rebrand sheds its roots as a …

    When companies change names, do they shed the old baggage?

    Wind Mobile announced this week it’d be rebranding as Freedom Mobile and launching an LTE service. For Freedom, which was bought by Calgary-based Shaw Communications, the rebrand sheds its roots as a subsidiary to European telecommunications investment company Wind.

  • Patagonia to donate all Black Friday sales to environmental groups Yahoo Finance Canada

    It may not be exactly the good news that Black Friday shoppers were hoping for, but outdoor clothing retailer Patagonia has pledged to donate 100 per cent of its sales from that day to grassroots environmental …

    Patagonia to donate all Black Friday sales to environmental groups

    It may not be exactly the good news that Black Friday shoppers were hoping for, but outdoor clothing retailer Patagonia has pledged to donate 100 per cent of its sales from that day to grassroots environmental groups. The sum is pegged to be at nearly $2.7 million, according to CNN Money. Patagonia is targeting organizations …

  • ‘Nice’ women finish last: being assertive linked to higher wages Yahoo Finance Canada

    WINSTON-SALEM, NC – OCTOBER 27: Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) speaks as First Lady Michelle Obama looks on during a campaign rally at Wake Forest University …

    ‘Nice’ women finish last: being assertive linked to higher wages

    WINSTON-SALEM, NC – OCTOBER 27: Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) speaks as First Lady Michelle Obama looks on during a campaign rally at Wake Forest University on October 27, 2016 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. While many feminists may still be coming to grips with Hillary …

  • Immersed in the Holy Land: Six days of discovering Israel Yahoo Finance Canada

    I’m on the shores the Dead Sea, about to make a big mistake. It’s midday and the sun is bearing down. It’s Middle Eastern and broiling, propelling me off the beach and under the waves as fast as possible. …

    Immersed in the Holy Land: Six days of discovering Israel

    I’m on the shores the Dead Sea, about to make a big mistake. It’s midday and the sun is bearing down. It’s Middle Eastern and broiling, propelling me off the beach and under the waves as fast as possible. The surface glistens. This may be the most famous body water in the world. It’s certainly the most unique, made of a …

  • Canadian retailers may see a 'grinchy' Black Friday Yahoo Finance Canada

    New data from the Conference Board of Canada paints a potentially sombre outlook for Black Friday shopping in many parts of the country this year, due to a sluggish Canadian economy and sagging consumer …

    Canadian retailers may see a 'grinchy' Black Friday

    New data from the Conference Board of Canada paints a potentially sombre outlook for Black Friday shopping in many parts of the country this year, due to a sluggish Canadian economy and sagging consumer confidence. “It might be a bit of a grinchy season for Canadian retailers,” says Michael Burt, director of industrial …

  • Less than half of consumers take proper precautions to secure new tech: survey Yahoo Finance Canada

    SEPTEMBER 16: One of the first customers to buy a new iPhone walks out of an Apple store in Manhattan on September 16, 2016 in New York City. A new study says that less than half of consumers take the …

    Less than half of consumers take proper precautions to secure new tech: survey

    SEPTEMBER 16: One of the first customers to buy a new iPhone walks out of an Apple store in Manhattan on September 16, 2016 in New York City. A new study says that less than half of consumers take the proper precautions to secure new tech from online security threats. The findings, which came from a survey commissioned …

  • Ratting out Moscow’s latest culinary trend Yahoo Finance Canada

    2016 saw the explosion of restaurants specializing in the Hawaiian raw fish disk poke, among other trends, but in Russia, foodies have been scarfing down a different dish: rat.

    Ratting out Moscow’s latest culinary trend

    2016 saw the explosion of restaurants specializing in the Hawaiian raw fish disk poke, among other trends, but in Russia, foodies have been scarfing down a different dish: rat.

  • Family values still hold sway when it comes to money lessons for teens Yahoo Finance Canada

    The majority of Canadian teens find parents and guardians to be the most inspiring when it comes to learning about finances but with household debt on the rise, parents may need to brush up on their own …

    Family values still hold sway when it comes to money lessons for teens

    The majority of Canadian teens find parents and guardians to be the most inspiring when it comes to learning about finances but with household debt on the rise, parents may need to brush up on their own financial literacy to prep their teens for the road ahead.

  • Canada’s tech industry hopes Trump effect could counteract ‘brain drain’ Yahoo Finance Canada

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the new Google Canada Development headquarters in Kitchener, Ont., on Thursday, January 14, 2016. An estimated 350,000 Canadian ex-pats are living and working in …

    Canada’s tech industry hopes Trump effect could counteract ‘brain drain’

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the new Google Canada Development headquarters in Kitchener, Ont., on Thursday, January 14, 2016. An estimated 350,000 Canadian ex-pats are living and working in California, some of whom are likely employed in the region’s thriving tech hubs such as Silicon Valley, San Diego and …

  • That non-compete clause you signed may not be binding after all Yahoo Finance Canada

    It’s not unusual these days to be asked to sign a non-compete clause when taking on a new job. In 2014, for instance, U.S. sandwich shop chain Jimmy John’s asked counter staff to sign a clause preventing …

    That non-compete clause you signed may not be binding after all

    It’s not unusual these days to be asked to sign a non-compete clause when taking on a new job. In 2014, for instance, U.S. sandwich shop chain Jimmy John’s asked counter staff to sign a clause preventing them from working at a competitor’s for two years after leaving the chain. Happily for employees, Canadian courts tend …

  • New mortgage rules a boost for private lenders — but be careful Yahoo Finance Canada

    New mortgage “stress test” rules coming into play at the end of November may raise the bar on loan eligibility but unfortunately it isn’t stopping Canadians from turning to the unregulated, private mortgage …

    New mortgage rules a boost for private lenders — but be careful

    New mortgage “stress test” rules coming into play at the end of November may raise the bar on loan eligibility but unfortunately it isn’t stopping Canadians from turning to the unregulated, private mortgage lending market to top up the buying power. “I wouldn’t go as far as to say everybody is doing it but I’ve definitely …

  • The next job benefit could be student loan repayments Yahoo Finance Canada

    An increasing number of U.S. employers are offering to help employees pay off their student loans as part of the benefit packages but as the trend gains momentum, don’t be surprised if Canadian companies …

    The next job benefit could be student loan repayments

    An increasing number of U.S. employers are offering to help employees pay off their student loans as part of the benefit packages but as the trend gains momentum, don’t be surprised if Canadian companies slate it into their own benefit packages. Earlier this week publisher Penguin Random House announced a new student loan …

  • Why are these the best jobs in Canada? Yahoo Finance Canada

    The best jobs in Canada are forestry or mining manager according to Canadian Business Magazine. Mauro Calabrese has worked in forestry for 20 years and as the planning superintendent for West Fraser Timber …

    Why are these the best jobs in Canada?

    The best jobs in Canada are forestry or mining manager according to Canadian Business Magazine. Mauro Calabrese has worked in forestry for 20 years and as the planning superintendent for West Fraser Timber in Williams Lake, B.C., he does this juggling act every day. At the same time, he has to fulfill the quota for the …