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Feb 14th, 2016 by tay last post
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Why the Wild Descent of Oil Is Cause for Concern
Schlumberger, the largest oil field service firm, cut 10,000 jobs in 2016 and another 20,000 jobs last year. The champion of hydraulic fracturing posted a loss of $1 billion, too. Throughout the world's financial pages, economists have adopted a new... (by tay)
Feb 12th, 2016 by B00Mer last post
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Bell Helicopter laying off 1,100 workers, including 300 in Mirabel
Bell Helicopter laying off 1,100 workers, including 300 in Mirabel Bell Helicopter is reducing its... (by B00Mer)
Feb 3rd, 2016 by Walter last post
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Lowe's buying Rona for USD$2.3 billion
The Lowes home improvement chain is buying Quebec-based Rona Inc. in a deal valued at USD$2.3 billion. The companies say the combination will make Lowes the Canadian leader among home improvement retailers. The transaction is supported by... (by Locutus)
Feb 2nd, 2016 by tay last post
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Company sat on 2004 study indicating Cold-FX does nothing
The makers of Cold-FX have sat for years on a study that suggested Canadas most popular cold and flu remedy was no more effective than a placebo in treating symptoms of the viruses. The study has just surfaced in a class-action lawsuit against Valeant... (by tay)
Jan 29th, 2016 by SLM last post
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Sugar Mobile could shake up cellphone oligopoly in Canada
Sugar Mobile could shake up cellphone oligopoly in Canada Sugar Mobile, an upstart provider offering wireless plans for as little as $19 a... (by B00Mer)
Jan 27th, 2016 by Kreskin last post
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Markets in panic as investor anxiety grows
Markets in panic as investor anxiety grows Crude has fallen below $30 a barrel, the loonie is on its longest losing streak in more than a decade and global stock markets... (by B00Mer)
Jan 23rd, 2016 by B00Mer last post
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Apple to open facility in Kanata, sources say
Apple to open facility in Kanata, sources say Apple has leased space at a Kanata office complex in preparation for setting up a facility in the National Capital... (by B00Mer)
Jan 22nd, 2016 by mentalfloss last post
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How blockchain tech could change the way we do business
Since people on this forum purport to care about business and the economy... Time to move on from resources and get resourceful... How blockchain tech could change the way we do business But how does it work exactly? Digital records are lumped... (by mentalfloss)
Jan 22nd, 2016 by spaminator last post
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The Last Days of Target
how not to business The untold tale of Target Canadas difficult birth, tough life and brutal death The grand opening of Target Canada was set to begin in one month, and Tony Fisher needed to know whether the company was actually ready. In ... (by Locutus)
Jan 21st, 2016 by petros last post
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Canadian airlines have huge variation for on-time performance on the same routes
Interesting interactive graphic about on-time performance of Canadian airlines: Stuck at the Gate: Which Canadian Airlines Will Get You There On Time? - The 10 and 3 What I don't understand is how a small player like Sunwing can stay afloat with 63% on... (by amgb)
Jan 21st, 2016 by darkbeaver last post
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The Seventh Annual "Summer of Recovery"
Record Low Baltic Dry Casualties Emerge: Third Dry-Bulk Shipper Files For Bankruptcy In Past 3 Weeks The unintended consequences of a money-printed, credit-fueled, mal-investment-boom in commodities (prices - as opposed to physical demand... (by Locutus)
Jan 14th, 2016 by SLM last post
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Needing some advice on taxes as a small business.
Hi guys, first post here but I'm hoping to pick someones brain about taxes as a small business. I'm from Ireland so all I know about taxes, doesn't apply here in Canada. To be clear, I'm not trying to avoid paying or hide cash. I just want to be sure I'm... (by Adamsb)
Jan 12th, 2016 by Jinentonix last post
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Historic First: North Atlantic EMPTY of Cargo Ships in-transit
^ Jan 10 10:02 Historic First: North Atlantic EMPTY of Cargo Ships in-transit - ALL anchored along coasts; none moving Commerce between Europe and North America has literally come to a halt. For the first... (by darkbeaver)
Jan 3rd, 2016 by lone wolf last post
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Mexican Illegals were a lot easier to deal with
Cargill Meat Solutions said Thursday it tried to resolve a workplace prayer dispute with Somali workers at its Fort Morgan meatpacking and distribution plant that led to the firing of about 190 employees. The workers who lost their jobs were mostly ... (by tay)
Jan 3rd, 2016 by Curious Cdn last post
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$1,100 for Uber ride from southeast Edmonton to St. Albert on NYE
60 minute taxi would be $150.00 plus tip. I don't get why people use Uber or Lyft..... An Edmonton man is speaking out after being charged more than $1,100 for a 60-minute ride home on New Years Eve using the ride-sharing app Uber. We use Uber... (by tay)
Dec 30th, 2015 by SLM last post
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Food delivery, carpooling and health care: Uber's ambitious plans for 2016
Food delivery, carpooling and health care: Uber's ambitious plans for 2016 CTVNews.ca Staff ... (by SLM)
Dec 24th, 2015 by CDNBear last post
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Canada poised to be hub of Islamic finance
Islamic banking is being touted as the next big thing for Canada's financial services sector, but experts say it's up to the new federal government to demonstrate that it welcomes Shariah-compliant investments. "It's absolutely fundamental that the... (by tay)
Dec 20th, 2015 by darkbeaver last post
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Ukraine & Turkey: A Love Story
Ukraine & Turkey: A Love Story A sudden friendship has broken out between Ukraine and Turkey, taking the existing one to a new level. It is no longer confined to mutual praise, but also the sharing of videos glorifying the... (by darkbeaver)
Dec 19th, 2015 by Danbones last post
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LifeLock protection to pay $100 million for scamming customers
Today the Federal Trade Commission announced that identity protection company LifeLock will pay $100 million for playing fast and loose with its customers sensitive information, including names, social security numbers, credit card numbers, and bank... (by tay)
Dec 19th, 2015 by Curious Cdn last post
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Mac's Convenience facing lawsuit from temporary foreign workers
Hundreds of temporary foreign workers have launched a class action lawsuit against Mac's Convenience Stores, claiming they paid more than $8,000 to get jobs in Canada that did not exist. The notice of claim, filed with the B.C. Supreme Court, alleges... (by tay)
Dec 18th, 2015 by Machjo last post
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How Hong Kong thrives amid a 100% carbon tax and no transit subsidy.
Greetings from Canada. I'd spent a few days in Hong Kong's smoggy but still-clean-enough-to-be-enjoyed air before coming back. I'd learnt long ago that Hong Kong's public transit system sustains itself on rider fares alone without any government... (by Machjo)
Dec 18th, 2015 by tay last post
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"uber like' Lenders Ruffle Canadian Banks
Canadian banks react harshly towards new peer-to-peer online lending Fintech lender cries foul after two big banks cut access to money transfer services | Financial Post (by tay)
Dec 17th, 2015 by Nuggler last post
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Hedge funder buys rights to AIDS treatment pill and raises price from $13.50 to $750
A hedge fund trader is at the centre of mounting controversy after the pharmaceutical company he bought raised overnight the cost of a life-saving treatment for people with Aids and weakened immune systems from $13.50 per pill to $750. The 5,000 per... (by Locutus)
Dec 16th, 2015 by Danbones last post
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How Canadians get ripped off at the pumps
Gasoline prices in Canada are disconnected from the costs of production. They are not driven by cost plus a reasonable return for capital invested. They are driven by what consumers are willing to pay. Canadians are deliberately being conditioned into... (by tay)
Dec 14th, 2015 by darkbeaver last post
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US Navy’s newest ship breaks down 20 days after commissioning,
The US Navys brand new littoral combat ship, the Milwaukee, broke down on Friday and had to be towed for emergency repair just three weeks after commissioning. The warships troubles came after several days of propulsion system problems. The... (by darkbeaver)
Dec 13th, 2015 by Walter last post
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Uber drivers get big boost in lawsuit against company
In a major setback for Uber, a federal judge on Wednesday dramatically expanded the scope both in potential financial damages and in the number of people affected of a class-action lawsuit by California drivers seeking to be reclassified as employees.... (by tay)
Dec 10th, 2015 by Retired_Can_Soldier last post
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Houston company gives every employee 100k bonus
This holiday season a Houston-based company is rewarding its workers with a major bonus. Hilcorp has 1,381 employees total, and all of them were given a one-hundred thousand dollar bonus to top off an excellent year. more Houston company gives... (by tay)
Dec 5th, 2015 by justfred99 last post
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There should be no corporate tax.
No corporation loses money paying tax they just pass it on to the customer so why tax them at all. More workers would be hired and workers wages would rise if there were no corporation tax. (by Walter)
Dec 4th, 2015 by Ludlow last post
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N.W.T.'s Snap Lake diamond mine halts operation
This is going to be very hard on the NWT economy and will have a ripple effect that will see companies (including mine) facing very troubling times. Man, this is a bummer. (by Retired_Can_Soldier)
Dec 3rd, 2015 by Locutus last post
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There Go The Truckers
Unprecedented 59% Plunge In November Heavy Truck Orders The rout beneath the relative calm of the market surface continues today as another sector has gotten crushed today in reaction to the domestic and global collapse in trade, the spreading... (by Locutus)
Dec 2nd, 2015 by hostyoufast last post
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Cheap, Fast, Reliable Website Hosting And Programming Services.
Are you a website designer and need a web hosting company to host your site fast and reliable, then you welcome. Are you new to the hosting business and need a hosting plan for reselling hosting services, then you are welcome. Are you hosting with a... (by hostyoufast)
Dec 1st, 2015 by captain morgan last post
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Corporate Canada is pumping money out of the country at a record rate
Corporate Canada is pumping money out of the country at a record rate Corporate Canadas love affair with foreign shores has reached unprecedented heights. Facing a commodities... (by B00Mer)
Nov 26th, 2015 by Walter last post
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Molds for 3d panels made from plaster production. Is it profitable?
I'm thinking about launching 3D panels production business. It seems to me it's a very profitable one. The difference between cost of plaster and finished product is huge. Income level reaches 300-500%. I saw in internet Formako.net company, which has... (by ClaireForMolds)
Nov 24th, 2015 by tay last post
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Jews Get Amazon To Pull Nazi Ads in NYC
Commuter Ann Tobak said when she first saw the ads, I thought, Youve got to be kidding me.' She knew right away it was promoting the series, but she still found the ads inappropriate, Tobak said. They should go back and look at history and... (by tay)
Nov 20th, 2015 by AnnaG last post
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Walmart needs $5.10 to stay in business
Smith picked up the garbage for more than two months until Nov. 6, when he was fired for redeeming $5.10 worth of empty cans and bottles he found discarded on two occasions. Walmart employee fired from his job for redeeming $5.10 worth of empty cans... (by tay)
Nov 8th, 2015 by mentalfloss last post
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Postmedia buys Sun Media for $316M
via sda Contraction of the market. This will do nothing to... (by Locutus)
Oct 19th, 2015 by darkbeaver last post
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TTIP: The Aristocracy Aren’t Satisfied; They Demand More
TTIP: The Aristocracy Aren’t Satisfied; They Demand More Posted on October 18, 2015 by Eric Zuesse. Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A new analysis... (by darkbeaver)
Oct 14th, 2015 by B00Mer last post
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Wal-Mart Tumbles Most in 15 Years After Predicting Profit Slump
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. suffered its worst stock decline in more than 15 years after predicting a drop in annual profit, underscoring the giant retailers struggles to reignite growth.Earnings will decrease 6 percent to 12 percent in fiscal 2017, which... (by Locutus)
Oct 9th, 2015 by Twila last post
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scam cancer industry blown wide open
Unbelievable scam of cancer industry blown wide open: $100 billion a year spent on toxic chemotherapy for many FAKE diagnoses... National Cancer Institute's shocking admission affects millions of patients With $100 billion a... (by darkbeaver)
Oct 8th, 2015 by darkbeaver last post
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Customer service
I just spent almost two hours on the phone with Apple tech support regarding a problem I was having with six year old ipod. The lady who was helping me was very patient and knowledgeable and stayed with me the whole time as we tried different things... (by Walter)
Sep 26th, 2015 by Walter last post
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Sun Media Tires of Commenters Correcting Their Articles
Sun newspapers to close comments on most online stories He said the Sun papers are working towards getting a better solution, and considering adopting Facebook authentication as one option. He has also noticed other media trying community-based... (by tay)
Sep 14th, 2015 by darkbeaver last post
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"It's Virtually Impossible To Get Physical Gold In London"
it's probably nothing. Just after my colleague Ronan Manly wrote a very extensive article on how much gold is left in London (not much), Petropavlovsk Chairman and Co-Founder Peter Hambro discusses gold at Bloomberg Television. He, like Manly,... (by Locutus)
Sep 13th, 2015 by darkbeaver last post
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Putin Says Dump Dollar
Putin Says Dump Dollar By RT Russian ... (by darkbeaver)
Sep 12th, 2015 by AnnaG last post
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Fly United Indeed
The resignation of United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek is all kinds of juicy. There's corruptionUnited established a money-losing route to curry favor with the then-chair of the Port Authority by getting him more conveniently to his vacation home. There's... (by tay)
Aug 26th, 2015 by darkbeaver last post
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Canadian Pension Plan Buys UK's Biggest Port Operator
Associated British Ports, the UK's biggest port operator, will see new owners docking after a third of the business was sold for 1.6bn to Hermes and Canada's Pension Plan Investment Board. The deal marks the second multi-million pound... (by tay)