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Mandatory long-form census restored by new Liberal government

The Liberal government is reinstating the mandatory long-form census that was scrapped by the Conservatives five years ago.<p>"We need good, reliable …

Canada

What his cabinet show tells us about Trudeau’s vision

<i>Former Conservative party chief of staff at the federal and provincial levels</i><p>The art of politics today is an ongoing variation of the simplest of school learning activities, "show and tell." Part entertainment, part substance. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet unveiling hewed to that script. …

Ontario PCs say Cliffs quit Ring of Fire over Liberals’ planned tax

Ontario's Opposition says a Liberal government plan to tax the mineral chromite prompted Cliffs Natural Resources to pull out of the Ring of Fire mining project in the province's north.<p>The U.S.-based Cliffs withdrew earlier this year from the Ring of Fire, a region 540 kilometres northeast of …

BlackBerry promises monthly Android security patches for the Priv

While BlackBerry might not be the most popular smartphone platform in the game anymore, it still has a lot of fans who remain very concerned with …

Android News

Justin Trudeau hosts Google Hangout with schoolkids on day 1 as PM

Justin Trudeau was officially sworn in as Canada's 23rd prime minister on Wednesday, and true to what we've seen from him since 2015's election …

How this fund manager made 25% or more in annualized returns

In the less-populated corners of the stock market, where either excessive fear or excessive hype has chased away the crowds, you'll find Mark Schmehl.<p>He looks for signals of transformational change among the market's most sunken names, as well as its most ascendant.<p>"I tell companies that you will …

Microsoft OneDrive cuts free online storage, hikes prices

Microsoft is getting stingy with online storage.<p>The company just cut the free space it offers through its OneDrive service by two-thirds, making it …

Spectre balances the old Bond formula with contemporary updates

Midway through <i>Spectre</i>, the new James Bond movie, there's a fight scene in the storeroom of a moving train. Bond has managed to wind a thick rope around the neck of the beefy villain who has been trying to push him out the boxcar's open door and somehow that rope is attached to a series of metal …

Expedia to buy HomeAway for $3.9 billion in cash, stock

(Reuters) - Expedia Inc on Wednesday said it agreed to buy vacation rental site HomeAway Inc for about $3.9 billion in cash and stock, in a move that could ramp up competition with apartment-sharing startup Airbnb.<p>CEO of Expedia, Inc. Dara Khosrowshahi attends the Allen & Co Media Conference in Sun …

Hospitality

Facebook revenue, profit beat forecasts; shares hit all-time high

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc posted surprisingly strong profit and revenue growth as the world’s largest social network grew even larger, with a spike in mobile users and advertising that lifted its stock to an all-time high.<p>A 3D plastic cut-out of the Facebook logo is seen in this …

Mobile Devices

Reverse mortgages gain popularity as Canadians turn to their homes for cash

Musician John Agius had seen the reverse mortgage advertisements on television for years before he decided to take one out against his own home in downtown Toronto.<p>That was three years ago, when he was looking for some extra cash to pay for his mother's funeral and to fix up her house. The costs …

2016 Election Central: 2 Debates Coming Up & More Politicking

For those of you who are counting, we are just 370 days away from the 2016 presidential election. We’ve seen four debates and two more are coming up this month. While negotiations over the format of the debates continue, former Gov. Jeb Bush is slipping in the polls and Sen. Marco Rubio is riding …

Marco Rubio

Trudeau's ability to sustain new mood of optimism matters a great deal

Justin Trudeau's shrug suggested he did not know why the question even needed to be asked. But he was ready for it, and ready to respond with what would be the defining words of his first day as Prime Minister: "Because it's 2015."<p>He had been asked, specifically, about why he insisted on an equal …

Gender parity in Trudeau’s cabinet a positive start, advocates say

Justin Trudeau promised gender parity in his ministry, and delivered that on Wednesday, also putting women in positions of significance and power. And with his new cabinet, Canada becomes one of only five countries in the world to achieve gender parity at the federal level, according to Equal …

The unicorns of China: 11 Chinese startups you need to know

The Chinese startup space is largely dominated by investments from two behemoths: Amazon equivalent Alibaba and internet giant Tencent. The two have driven up valuations of Chinese companies, many of which are similar to startups on the list of American unicorns.<p>Here are some of the most valuable …

Venture Capital

How one of the most obese countries on earth took on the soda giants

As debate rages about whether to introduce a sugar tax, this is the story of how Mexico defied its own powerful fizzy drinks industry to impose a tax on soda<p>Mexicans love their soda. Construction workers go to their jobs in the early morning clutching giant two-litre or even three-litre bottles. …

Diabetes