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  • Barack Obama's budget challenges Republican-dominated Congress
    U.S. President Barack Obama will lay out a $4-trillion budget on Monday that challenges Republicans with proposals for higher taxes on the wealthy and businesses to pay for education, public works projects and child care.
    - 7 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 11:00am -
  • Canada's richest 1% aren't the only ones prospering
    Canada’s billionaires can expect to get richer than ever. But so, too, should a tranche of the 99 per cent, some economists say, citing recent Statistics Canada data trends.
    - 8 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 10:00am -
  • Canada's richest 1% aren't the only ones prospering
    Canada’s billionaires can expect to get richer than ever. But so, too, should a tranche of the 99 per cent, some economists say, citing recent Statistics Canada data trends.
    - 8 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 10:00am -
  • Alexis Tsipras, new Greek PM, vows to pay off debts
    A day after Greece appeared on a collision course with its creditors, new radical left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has tamped down the rhetoric by vowing to pay off debts and not act unilaterally.
    - 18 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 12:36am -
  • Energy earnings: How bad will they get?
    Canadian Oil Sands surprised no one this week when it reported sharply lower earnings and a massive cut to its dividend. But as energy earnings season gets fully underway next week, the hope is that report won't be representative of the entire sector.
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jan 15, 10:00am -
  • Tim Hortons job cuts, loonie's latest low & Coke's new recipe: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP
    From Tim Hortons serving a bitter jolt to long-serving employees, to Canada's loonie plunging below 80 cents before diving deeper still, it was an eventful week in business news. Good thing the CBC's Jacqueline Hansen is here to get you caught up in our weekly video recap of the week that was.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 10:45pm -
  • FCC's new broadband internet target leaves Canada behind
    Internet speed now has to be a lot faster in order to qualify as advanced broadband in the U.S. — five times faster than high-speed broadband in Canada.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 10:32pm -

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  • Ontario legislative panel to approve TMX-LSE deal
    An all-party committee of the Ontario government appears set to support a proposed transaction to merge Toronto Stock Exchange owner TMX Group Inc. with the London Stock Exchange, with some tweaking involving regulation and governance
    - 13 Apr 11, 8:45pm -
  • Blackstone joins shale frenzy with US$1B venture
    Blackstone said on Tuesday it teamed up with shale gas developer Alta Resources to form Alta Energy Partners and they are committing to invest up to US$1-billion to acquire and develop unconventional oil and gas assets in North America
    - 12 Apr 11, 2:49pm -
  • RBC shops its U.S. bank: sources
    Royal Bank of Canada is shopping its struggling U.S. retail banking operation on the heels of results suggesting profitability may be in striking range, sources said
    - 8 Apr 11, 2:35pm -
  • With 90 teachers over 100 OTPP's problem is clear
    The plan continues to face what chief executive Jim Leech calls 'systemic funding problems,' including some teachers whose retirement periods exceed their working years
    - 6 Apr 11, 3:45pm -
  • Why Rick Waugh likes a strong loonie
    A strong loonie is good for Canada because it forces companies to be more productive and it shows what the rest of the world thinks about us, said Rick Waugh, chief executive of the Bank of Nova Scotia
    - 6 Apr 11, 1:42pm -
  • Blankfein reaps US$19M as cash bonuses return to Goldman
    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lloyd C. Blankfein’s US$19-million compensation for 2010, almost double the prior year, ended two years in which the firm’s top executives gave up cash bonuses
    - 4 Apr 11, 5:12pm -
  • TMX can go it alone, Clark says
    Ed Clark, the chief executive of Toronto-Dominion Bank, spoke out for the first time against the controversial stock exchange merger involving TMX Group Inc. on Thursday
    - 31 Mar 11, 11:00pm -

Canadianbusiness.com

  • ICAO holds high-level safety meeting on tracking of aircraft and flights over conflict zones
    MONTREAL – The International Civil Aviation Organization will hold a high-level safety meeting this week to look at the global tracking of commercial aircraft and flights over conflict zones.More…The post ICAO holds high-level safety meeting on tracking of aircraft and flights over conflict zones appeared first on Canadian Business.
    - 1 hour ago, 1 Feb 15, 4:55pm -
  • ‘American Sniper’ shoots down Super Bowl weekend box-office record with $31.9 million
    NEW YORK, N.Y. – “American Sniper” has shot down another box-office record: Its $31.9 million is the biggest Super Bowl weekend gross ever.According to studio estimates Sunday, the Clint…The post ‘American Sniper’ shoots down Super Bowl weekend box-office record with $31.9 million appeared first on Canadian Business.
    - 1 hour ago, 1 Feb 15, 4:52pm -
  • Farmers enjoying low fuel prices but waiting for other shoe to drop
    CALGARY – Decades of boom-and-bust commodity prices, worker shortages and being at the mercy of the weather has virtually removed the word optimism from the vocabulary of many Canadian farmers.…The post Farmers enjoying low fuel prices but waiting for other shoe to drop appeared first on Canadian Business.
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 3:00pm -
  • Traders to concentrate on oilpatch earnings/outlooks, January jobs data
    TORONTO – Earnings news and a heavy slate of economic data will set the tone on stock markets this week.Investors will get the first of the quarterly earnings reports…The post Traders to concentrate on oilpatch earnings/outlooks, January jobs data appeared first on Canadian Business.
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 3:00pm -
  • Greek finance minister seeks support in Paris amid tensions over bailout debt
    PARIS – Greece’s finance minister is holding talks in Paris amid high tensions with international creditors, as his country’s new leftist leadership seeks to renegotiate huge debts.Prime Minister Alexis…The post Greek finance minister seeks support in Paris amid tensions over bailout debt appeared first on Canadian Business.
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 2:50pm -
  • Backed by Saudi Prince Alwaleed, Arabic news channel Alarab goes on air from base in Bahrain
    MANAMA, Bahrain – The fight for Arabic news viewers is heating up.A new pan-Arab channel known as Alarab took to the airwaves Sunday from its headquarters in the tiny…The post Backed by Saudi Prince Alwaleed, Arabic news channel Alarab goes on air from base in Bahrain appeared first on Canadian Business.
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 1:51pm -
  • Government, aviation industry officials try to address safety issues after year of calamities
    WASHINGTON – Officials from dozens of countries meet in Montreal this week to try to find consensus on how to keep from losing airliners like the one that vanished without…The post Government, aviation industry officials try to address safety issues after year of calamities appeared first on Canadian Business.
    - 5 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 12:41pm -

Invest in Canada

  • BHP Billiton to invest $2.6B in Saskatchewan potash project
    BHP Billiton will invest $2.6-billion in the Jansen potash project in Saskatchewan, but will develop it at a slower pace than previously expected and with the possible addition of a partner. The Anglo-Australian mining company’s investment in Jansen will be spread over a number of years with completion of two mining shafts expected during 2016.
    - 20 Aug 13, 3:00am -
  • Facebook opens Montreal office
    Facebook has opened an office in Montreal to increase business opportunities in Quebec. The company has two employees based in Montreal to serve businesses looking to expand their presence on the social network. Facebook also launched a temporary office in Vancouver in June, which was expected to stay open for a year-long stint.
    - 10 Jul 13, 3:00am -
  • Montreal researcher revolutionizes brain mapping
    Brain researcher Alan Evans has developed a 3-D atlas of the brain, BigBrain, which provides a data set that is 125,000 times bigger than a typical MRI. BigBrain atlas will offer resolution that is almost at the cellular level. Evans, a researcher at the Neuro and professor of neurology at McGill University, has been working on the project for six years, along with researchers at Forschungszentrum Julich, in Germany. The results of the BigBrain model were published in the journal Science. The brain atlas will be made available to researchers worldwide at no charge.
    - 21 Jun 13, 3:00am -
  • Canadian scientists develop new way to store renewable energy
    Researchers based at the University of Calgary, Curtis Berlinguette and Simon Trudel, have developed an innovative way to make new affordable and efficient catalysts for capturing solar power. The discovery is a new type of electrolyzer device that uses catalysts to start a chemical reaction that converts electricity into chemical energy by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen fuels. These fuels can then be stored and re-converted to electricity for future use. The technological breakthrough offers a relatively cheaper method of storing and reusing electricity produced by wind turbines and solar panels. The technology is set to be commercialized through a new start-up company called FireWater Fuel Corp. The findings have been reported in the journal Science.
    - 3 Jun 13, 3:00am -
  • Canadian Video Game Industry critical component of digital economy, contributes $2.3B to GDP
    The Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) unveiled new research about the Canadian video game industry. The research shows that Canada's overall video game industry is still growing at a moderate pace, even as the sector and its business models continue to evolve. Jayson Hilchie, President & CEO of ESAC, showed that Canada's 329 video game studios are a critical component of this country's new digital economy generating over $2.3 billion in GDP for the Canadian economy in 2012.
    - 31 May 13, 3:00am -
  • U.S.-based fund administrator Conifer joins growing hedge fund administration centre in Halifax
    San Francisco-based fund administrator Conifer Fund Services will open a fund administration office in Halifax as part of its strategy to grow in North America. Halifax was selected over competing locations based on Nova Scotia's nearshore advantages including cost, proximity to clients, and access to skilled talent. According to KPMG, Halifax is the fastest growing hedge fund administration centre in Canada. In KPMG's Competitive Alternatives 2012 Report, Halifax ranks number one out of all Canadian and U.S. cities surveyed for lowest business operating costs in the International Financial Services sector.
    - 29 May 13, 3:00am -
  • Marsh announces growth plans in Nova Scotia
    Marsh is expanding its Captive Solutions Group by adding 60 jobs to its Halifax operation over the next five years. Marsh expanded to Halifax in 2006, when it had 10 international accounts under management, and today it has 300. It provides consulting, design and management services to more than 1,200 captive insurance companies around the world. A captive is a form of self-insurance by corporations, groups and consortiums. Many of Marsh's clients are Fortune 500 companies.
    - 27 May 13, 3:00am -

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