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Vancouver’s high-tech hurdle

From left: Version One Ventures CEO and founder Boris Wertz, BuildDirect president and CEO Jeff Booth, Vision Critical founder and president of corporate innovation Andrew Reid, Hootsuite CEO and founder Ryan Holmes, Shoes.com chairman and co-founder Roger Hardy, Plentyoffish CEO and founder Markus …

REITs are supposed to be safe: Why this one’s flirting with bankruptcy

<b>It didn't take much</b> to trigger Rachelle Berube's BS detector. League Assets Corp.'s investment strategy baffled her from the get-go.<p>In 2008, the plain-spoken property manager was researching real estate investing, hoping to make some serious money, when she came across League's ads touting returns …

Why the Ultimate Italian Sandwich Took 2 Years to Create

Why did it take 2 years to create the perfect Italian sandwich? We spoke with its inventors—Court Street Grocers' Eric Finkelstein and Matt Ross—to find out<p>Meat-sandwich lovers are in luck—restaurants from Roman Candle Baking Co. in Portland, Oregon, to Publican Quality Meats in Chicago are doing …

Emma Roberts Knows What Makes a Real New Yorker

<b>Katia Steward</b> was 11 years old when her father murdered her mother. “My mother was a corrections officer, but she never saw it coming,” Katia told an audience of models, designers, and assorted well-heeled New Yorkers at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Manhattan last night.<p>Katia wound up in foster …

Patrick Stewart Lives in Brooklyn and Eats Kale, but Hates Strollers

Although he resides in Brooklyn, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen recently made an epic tour of New York tourist sites, as a sort of farewell to the city when their stint co-starring on Broadway came to an end this month. Last night, he explained why.<p>“Ian has gone back to the U.K., and I will spend …

You Think Food Tastes Better If It's Expensive

We’re pretty shallow when it comes to food.<p>I don’t just mean our predilections for organic food and fancy coconut water. A new study shows that …

11 Things You Might Not Know About Cheese

Happy National Cheese Day! Whether your thing is cream cheese, fancy cheese, spray cheese or night cheese, when it comes to this dairy product, …