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Tim Hortons layoffs: Long-time employees escorted out the door
Dozens of corporate Tim Hortons workers, including pregnant women and staff who had been with the chain for 30 years, were summoned to meet with outplacement agents and then escorted out the doors of its regional offices and headquarters yesterday as part
The spreading alchemy of central bank money-printing
Money for nothing and recovery for free? America's economic turnaround looks to have pulled even a reluctant Europe into the money-printing pool, Neil Macdonald writes. So what's a buck, or a euro, really worth anymore?
The bank told this man he was dead and froze his accounts
Isadore Goldberg learned he was deceased from the teller at his bank. He was not amused. Goldberg, 89, a longtime Côte St-Luc city councillor who has a municipal park named after him, took TD Canada Trust and Toronto Dominion Bank to small claims court on
Gas price hike "restoring the market": analyst | 630 CHED
Some analysts are as surprised as you are by the sudden hike in gas prices in Edmonton.
Some stations boosted their price by a dime Thursday to 77.9 cents a litre, or even a little more. Roger McKnight with En-Pro International didn’t expect to see suc
Teen Opens Pawn Shop for Sneakers
Chase Reed and his father, Troy Reed, opened Sneaker Pawn on Lenox Avenue in Harlem looking to capitalize on America’s multibillion-dollar athletic footwear market and the high prices sneakers can get being re-sold.
Middle class retailers dying a slow death: Don Pittis
I've visited two dying Sears stores this month. They were both very depressing. Racks of jackets on hangers that told the wrong size. Empty cardboard boxes in big empty spaces.
Despite another commitment last week by Sears Canada president Doug Campbel
Sony Canada to close all Canadian stores within 2 months
Sony is closing its Sony stores in Canada over the next six to eight weeks, the company says in a statement. In an interview with CBC News, a spokesman for Sony Canada said he couldn’t disclose why the stores were closing, or how many stores and jobs will
Real estate commissions could fall as new competition heats up
For years, real estate agents have enjoyed a strong market where high housing prices have translated into fat commissions. But the landscape is getting crowded. More and more agents are vying for your business. And the traditional industry may be in for a
Powerful Global Warming Pollution Cut by New U.S. Rules
Obama administration officials this morning announced a plan under which the oil and gas industry would have to cut methane emissions by 40 to 45 percent below 2012 levels by 2025. U.S. EPA will issue new regulations this summer under the Clean Air Act, a
Beetle battle pits homeowners against flooring firms
Homeowners in Paradise, N.L., are seeking compensation following a rare insect infestation in their hardwood flooring, but the Newfoundland and Labrador retailer that sold it to them and the Quebec manufacturer that made it both say the couple is to blame
NAFTA scrutiny of oilsands tailings ponds opposed by Canada
Canada is trying to stop NAFTA's environmental watchdog from taking a closer look at the environmental effects of oilsands tailings ponds in Alberta, and it appears Mexico and the U.S. will go along with efforts to stop a formal investigation.
Canada, Saudi oil set for showdown
As a test of wills between OPEC nations and U.S. shale drillers fuels a global oil market slump, a brewing battle between Canadian and Saudi Arabia heavy crudes for America's Gulf Coast refinery market threatens to drive prices even lower.
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