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  • Blue Monday: Turn that 'worst day of the year' into something better
    Blue Monday: Turn that 'worst day of the year' into something better Yahoo Finance Canada

    Blue Monday got you down? Every year when the holiday hangover rolls around, Canadians wince at their credit card statements as they start rolling in mid-January. Cliff Arnall, the former Cardiff University …

    Blue Monday: Turn that 'worst day of the year' into something better

    Blue Monday got you down? Every year when the holiday hangover rolls around, Canadians wince at their credit card statements as they start rolling in mid-January. Cliff Arnall, the former Cardiff University lecturer responsible for dubbing January 16 “Blue Monday” (otherwise known as the most miserable day of the year …

  • Indonesia plans to let you name and manage its islands
    Indonesia plans to let you name and manage its islands Yahoo Finance Canada

    Figures vary but some estimates have counted more than 18,000 islands in the Indonesia archipelago, only 14,752 of which have official names. Luhut Pandjaitan, co-ordinating minister for Maritime Affairs, …

    Indonesia plans to let you name and manage its islands

    Figures vary but some estimates have counted more than 18,000 islands in the Indonesia archipelago, only 14,752 of which have official names. Luhut Pandjaitan, co-ordinating minister for Maritime Affairs, said earlier this week that Indonesia would retain ownership of the islands, while investors could lease and give them …

  • Killing NAFTA could cost North American auto industry thousands of jobs
    Killing NAFTA could cost North American auto industry thousands of jobs Yahoo Finance Canada

    With the inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump less than a week away, nearly 40,000 workers in the automotive sector across North America could be on the chopping block, according to a new report. …

    Killing NAFTA could cost North American auto industry thousands of jobs

    With the inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump less than a week away, nearly 40,000 workers in the automotive sector across North America could be on the chopping block, according to a new report. A memo outlining the policy goals of the incoming president’s administration indicated that Trump would begin reforming …

  • House of lies: 13 per cent of Canadians say it's OK to fib on mortgage application
    House of lies: 13 per cent of Canadians say it's OK to fib on mortgage application Yahoo Finance Canada

    While Canada’s real-estate market is expected to cool this year, some home buyers could find themselves in hot water if a disturbing trend continues: People are apparently telling “little white lies” on …

    House of lies: 13 per cent of Canadians say it's OK to fib on mortgage application

    While Canada’s real-estate market is expected to cool this year, some home buyers could find themselves in hot water if a disturbing trend continues: People are apparently telling “little white lies” on their mortgage applications. According to a new survey by Equifax Canada, 13 percent of Canadians said they felt it was …

  • Why renting a home may be a better option than you think: study
    Why renting a home may be a better option than you think: study Yahoo Finance Canada

    With the average price of a detached house in major cities, such as Vancouver and Toronto, reaching sky-high numbers of $1.68 million and $1.02 million respectively, homeownership has become a pipedream …

    Why renting a home may be a better option than you think: study

    With the average price of a detached house in major cities, such as Vancouver and Toronto, reaching sky-high numbers of $1.68 million and $1.02 million respectively, homeownership has become a pipedream for a large number of Canadians. The author of the research, professor Isaac Tabner, said in a press release that many …

  • Trump Toronto hotel on sale for $298 million. Sad! Yahoo Finance Canada

    If you’re in the market for a luxury hotel embroiled in controversy, have we got a deal for you. Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto is officially on the market, and is listed for a minimum price …

    Trump Toronto hotel on sale for $298 million. Sad!

    If you’re in the market for a luxury hotel embroiled in controversy, have we got a deal for you. Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto is officially on the market, and is listed for a minimum price of $298 million. “Opportunities to acquire such a prominent trophy asset in Toronto’s financial core are extremely rare,” …

  • Starbucks rolls out video drive-thrus across Canada Yahoo Finance Canada

    Starbucks Canada is introducing two-way video screens to 63 of its 200 drive-thru locations, with more on the way. In late 2015, a video went viral of a Florida Starbucks that offered two-way video technology, …

    Starbucks Canada is introducing two-way video screens to 63 of its 200 drive-thru locations, with more on the way. In late 2015, a video went viral of a Florida Starbucks that offered two-way video technology, showing a woman with hearing impairment using the system to sign her order to the barista. “It is a big deal …

  • Canadian families could face $1,600 increase in cost of living in 2017 Yahoo Finance Canada

    The average Canadian family could be forced to shell out an additional $1,600 this year, as the cost of gas, heating and air conditioning, transportation, as well as food are expected to rise. Craig Alexander, …

    Canadian families could face $1,600 increase in cost of living in 2017

    The average Canadian family could be forced to shell out an additional $1,600 this year, as the cost of gas, heating and air conditioning, transportation, as well as food are expected to rise. Craig Alexander, chief economist and senior vice-president of the Conference Board of Canada, laid out these projected increases …

  • Women CEOs more likely to be blamed than men for business failures Yahoo Finance Canada

    The media is apt to blame female CEOs more often than males when business goes awry, according to a report on gender and leadership roles. A recent study, by The Rockefeller Foundation and the Global …

    Women CEOs more likely to be blamed than men for business failures

    The media is apt to blame female CEOs more often than males when business goes awry, according to a report on gender and leadership roles. A recent study, by The Rockefeller Foundation and the Global Strategy Group, on how the media influences perception of women in leadership examined 100 news stories about 20 CEOs – …

  • How to recover from that holiday spending hangover Yahoo Finance Canada

    Does more naughty than nice describe your spending habits this Christmas? Are you afraid to face your lavish ways when the credit card bills arrive? Christmas certainly is the time for giving but if …

    How to recover from that holiday spending hangover

    Does more naughty than nice describe your spending habits this Christmas? Are you afraid to face your lavish ways when the credit card bills arrive? Christmas certainly is the time for giving but if money falls through your fingers at every turn then you may now be regretting your seasonal splurge.

  • The coolest gadgets we saw at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show Yahoo Finance Canada

    Such is the conundrum while trying to cover the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the annual tech mecca to Las Vegas every January which serves as a window to the near future. Winner of the Last Gadget …

    The coolest gadgets we saw at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show

    Such is the conundrum while trying to cover the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the annual tech mecca to Las Vegas every January which serves as a window to the near future. Winner of the Last Gadget Standing award at CES, the Matrix PowerWatch is the world’s first smartwatch you don’t have to charge up. PowerWatch operates …

  • Six great post-holiday shopping deals to get right now Yahoo Finance Canada

    Literally, by getting the decorations and gifts out of the living room, and figuratively, by once again having meals that contain vegetables and dealing with that looming credit card bill. The last thing …

    Shoppers take a break at a shopping mall during Black Friday in the Brooklyn borough of New York

    Literally, by getting the decorations and gifts out of the living room, and figuratively, by once again having meals that contain vegetables and dealing with that looming credit card bill. The last thing you want to do after recovering from Christmas festivities is go shopping for more of the stuff you just stashed in …

  • Canada's tech sector to get a boost in 2017 from government Yahoo Finance Canada

    More Canadian tech startups could be receiving contracts from their country’s federal government in 2017. The Canadian Government announced intentions to increase the $30 million it reserves to buy new …

    Canada's tech sector to get a boost in 2017 from government

    More Canadian tech startups could be receiving contracts from their country’s federal government in 2017. The Canadian Government announced intentions to increase the $30 million it reserves to buy new technology from start-ups through its Build in Canada Innovation Program [BCIP]. Outside of the program, its procurement …

  • B.C. teen makes Forbes' 30 Under 30 list for incredible inventions Yahoo Finance Canada

    University of British Columbia student Ann Makosinski will be joining a very famous group of alumni which includes Mark Zuckerberg and Lady Gaga.

    B.C. teen makes Forbes' 30 Under 30 list for incredible inventions

    University of British Columbia student Ann Makosinski will be joining a very famous group of alumni which includes Mark Zuckerberg and Lady Gaga.

  • Mattel's new AI device will read bedtime stories to your kids Yahoo Finance Canada

    Mattel will be showing off Aristotle, its new smart baby monitor, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

    Mattel's new AI device will read bedtime stories to your kids

    Mattel will be showing off Aristotle, its new smart baby monitor, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

  • We asked experts one question about the Canadian economy in 2017 Yahoo Finance Canada

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. What’s the one economic policy that you would like to see Canada implement or …

    We asked experts one question about the Canadian economy in 2017

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. What’s the one economic policy that you would like to see Canada implement or change in 2017 and why? Here’s what several experts had to say about the state of the economy going into the country’s …

  • Canada’s GDP to flatline at 2 per cent or lower for more than a decade: report Yahoo Finance Canada

    Canada’s economic growth is set to stagnate at a rate of two per cent or lower until 2030, causing its status among the world’s leading economies to tumble, according to a new report. The data comes from …

    Canada’s GDP to flatline at 2 per cent or lower for more than a decade: report

    Canada’s economic growth is set to stagnate at a rate of two per cent or lower until 2030, causing its status among the world’s leading economies to tumble, according to a new report. The data comes from the World Economic League Table 2017, published by U.K.-based think tank Global Construction Perspectives and the European …

  • Grush your teeth: new device turns oral hygiene into a game Yahoo Finance Canada

    From new smartphones, electric cars, virtual reality devices, drones and wearable technology, there will be something for everyone at the 2017 Consumer Electronic Show. The device currently retails at …

    Grush your teeth: new device turns oral hygiene into a game

    From new smartphones, electric cars, virtual reality devices, drones and wearable technology, there will be something for everyone at the 2017 Consumer Electronic Show. The device currently retails at US$59, which includes the sonic vibrating toothbrush, access to all three games and a lifetime subscription to its data …

  • Three-quarters of Canadians will work extra before, after vacation Yahoo Finance Canada

    About 75 per cent of Canadians say they will likely have to clock in extra hours at work before and after a one-week vacation, according to a new survey. ADP Canada said that this extra effort associated …

    Three-quarters of Canadians will work extra before, after vacation

    About 75 per cent of Canadians say they will likely have to clock in extra hours at work before and after a one-week vacation, according to a new survey. ADP Canada said that this extra effort associated with vacation may dissuade some Canadians from taking time off. In fact, they pointed to a survey by Northstar Research …

  • Canada ranks last in survey of global mobile data plan prices Yahoo Finance Canada

    Data plans in Canada are among the most expensive in the world, and it’s leading to low usage rates, according to a new survey. The survey analyzed mobile data usage in 32 countries and found that Canadians …

    Canada ranks last in survey of global mobile data plan prices

    Data plans in Canada are among the most expensive in the world, and it’s leading to low usage rates, according to a new survey. The survey analyzed mobile data usage in 32 countries and found that Canadians will likely be envious of their counterparts in other countries who are seeing lower bills and thus using their cellphones …