Laura Vertucci

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Behind Canada's 'great cauliflower crisis'

Strolling through the Statistics Canada website and the aisles of Loblaws will give you a good sense of what Douglas Porter calls the “great cauliflower crisis.”<p>Bank of Montreal’s chief economist was, of course, having a little fun with the fact that cauliflower has suddenly come to symbolize the …

How meeting with executives helped this retiree turn his portfolio around

<b>Mike Zichowski</b><p><b>Occupation</b><p>Retired<p><b>The portfolio</b><p>Includes Loblaw Cos. Ltd., RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust, Brookfield Asset Management Inc., Enbridge Inc., Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. and GBC Asset Management mutual funds.<p><b>The investor</b><p>Things were not going well for Mike Zichowski when he …

Ontario wind turbine projects need to be more sensitive to residents: study

Renewable energy developers – and those who regulate them – need to be more sensitive to the concerns of residents who are going to have massive wind turbines built near them, a group of Canadian academics says.<p>In a paper published Monday in the journal Nature Energy, the eight authors – six of …

CRTC holding public hearing on future of Canada’s local TV news

Against a backdrop of intense pressure on the finances of local television, Canada's broadcast regulator is holding a public hearing on the future of local news and asking for input on new ways to funnel funding to the industry.<p>The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) …

Lower fuel prices boost airline profits, but fares to hold steady

The nation's airlines are reporting soaring 2015 profits largely because of sinking fuel prices. The record income, however, isn't translating into big cuts in airfares.<p>In hopes of appeasing travelers, some carriers are buying newer planes and remodeling terminals. One airline has even brought back …

Aviation

Delta Will Respond to Your Thanksgiving Travel Mishaps Via Twitter

Just in time for the Thanksgiving travel rush, Delta has an all-new promise for customers: It will respond to all customer queries or gripes within …

Frustrated by the modern job hunt? Know how to beat the bots

Looking for a job is a lot like dating.<p>Two parties put out feelers, share a limited amount of information with each other and decide whether there is enough interest to take it to the next level.<p>However, as technology plays an increasingly significant role in both dating and job hunting, the rules …

Investor focuses on building steady stream of dividend income over time

<b>Bob Gibb</b><p><b>Occupation</b><p>Semi-retired (works part-time as a tour guide and provider of contract services to insurance companies)<p><b>The portfolio</b><p>More than two dozen Canadian and U.S. stocks, including BCE Inc., Bank of Nova Scotia, Enbridge Inc., Imperial Oil Ltd., RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust, Telus …

Air Canada offers to help Liberals airlift Syrian refugees to Canada

OTTAWA — Air Canada has told the Liberal government it can help airlift Syrian refugees.<p>The airline contacted the government immediately after the …

Here's Why People Are Mad About Starbucks' Red Cups

When Starbucks released its famous red cups to launch its holiday season on November 1, customers who ordered hot beverages received a red cup that …

VW Looks at Cost Cuts and Offers Money to Diesel Car Owners

Volkswagen said on Monday that it would begin talks with worker representatives about how to cut costs, in the latest sign that the company’s crisis over cheating on emissions tests is taking a heavy toll.<p>Separately, the German automaker said it would offer up to $1,000 to owners of diesel cars in …

EPA

Everything you need to know about the parties’ platforms, from taxes and terrorism to the environment

[np_storybar title=”<b>Shortcuts:</b>” link=””]<p><b>Security and terrorism</b><p><b>Energy and environment</b><p><b>Infrastructure and transport</b><p><b>Social issues</b><p><b>Democratic reform and</b> …

Beer company buys another beer company. Here’s why the Ontario government weighed in

It’s a sign of just how politicized beer sales have become that Ontario’s ministry of finance felt the need Friday to respond to the purchase of a …

Stephen Harper on why Conservatives will win the election: ‘I think the stakes are high’

<i>Ottawa Citizen parliamentary bureau chief Mark Kennedy sat down this week with leaders of the three main political parties as voters prepare for the</i> …

Meet Toronto’s new masters of the pizza

While the skeptics might say there's no such thing as Toronto-style pizza, that may have changed with the emergence of an only-in-Toronto cultural fusion.<p>Once the domain of newly immigrated Italian families in pizza shops scattered throughout the city, some of Toronto's best slices are now made by …

Lululemon founder takes responsibility for controversial remarks

Lululemon Athletica Inc. founder Chip Wilson served up a harsh assessment of the yoga wear retailer's missteps over the past few years – and a critical view of its former chief executive officer.<p>Mr. Wilson, who stepped down from Lululemon's board of directors in February after a rift with it over …

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s privacy letter is a huge shot at Google

Once again, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has come out swinging against his company’s arch-rival Google.<p>A letter penned by Cook appeared on Apple’s (AAPL) …

U.S. opens probe of BMW; says may have moved too slowly to recall Mini models

BMW may be the next auto maker in the sights of U.S. safety regulators.<p>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it's investigating the company's Mini brand because it may have been slow to fix cars that didn't pass federal crash tests.<p>At issue are just over 30,000 Mini Cooper and …

NTSB: Duck boat in Seattle crash didn't have recommended fix

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle duck boat that swerved wildly into an oncoming charter bus last week, killing five people and injuring dozens, did not have …

Millennials still easily influenced by traditional ads: study

(Reuters) - Millennials may rely on their mobile devices and laptops for the bulk of their entertainment and content, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t easily influenced by advertisements in more traditional formats, according to a new study by Nielsen Holdings.<p>In fact, consumers between the …

Digital Advertising

Ontario psychiatrist’s licence on the line after alleged romantic relationship with third patient

TORONTO — As a gesture of caring and affection to start their sessions, the alleged victim of a sexually abusive psychiatrist would occasionally …

St. Michael’s probes executive after role in fraud revealed

One of Canada's most prominent hospitals has launched a probe into the conduct of a top executive after a Globe and Mail investigation uncovered his involvement in a scheme to defraud a Toronto university.<p>Toronto's St. Michael's Hospital said it is reviewing the tenure of Vas Georgiou – a senior …

Measuring the ROI of Public Relations: Five Experts Weigh In

Public relations and business growth go together like peanut butter and jelly. The last new restaurant I tried? It was because of a good review I read in a local magazine. The last lip-gloss I purchased was the darling of <i>Allure</i> beauty editors. The last business software I evaluated wasn't because …

This cellphone company wants to send 10% of your monthly bill to charity

A new venture spearheaded by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales wants you to use your cellphone bill for social good.<p>Wales announced the launch of The …

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …