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Snapchat shares tumble after disappointing results show growth is slowing

Snapchat shares plummeted overnight following its first results as a public company.<p>Twitter's latest earnings call confirm it isn't failing, it's …

Oil company announces installation of solar panels at 5,000 gas stations, first step to convert them into EV charging stations?

Total, the major French multinational oil and gas company, announced today a $300 million investment to install about 200 MW of solar capacity at 5,000 gas stations around the world. The investment is being presented as a way for Total’s operations to reduce its carbon footprint, but what if its …

Mattresses, Makeup, and Meal Kits: Top 10 NYC Startups to Watch in 2017

Some of these companies are poised for a public offering; others have found success, but are now retooling their model amid Donald Trump's presidency. Remember these names in 2017.<p>This could be a watershed year for New York startups.<p>Around 54 companies in the metro area are poised to go public this …

How Chromebooks Aim To (Finally) Crack The Consumer Market In 2017

Google’s lightweight laptops are already a hit in education, but a bigger retail push is coming.<p>It was a bit strange to be interviewing Lenovo’s head of Chromebooks at CES, seeing as Lenovo didn’t bring any Chromebooks to the electronics industry’s annual trade show.<p>But Jeffrey Meredith, the …

10 Reasons Why People Quit

There are times in every entrepreneur's life when he or she feels like giving up -- here's how to stay in the game.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is no walk in the park, and every entrepreneur will experience times when he or she feels like giving …

4 Ways Smart Teams Achieve Consensus Quickly

Innovation is a team sport. It is rare for a successful innovation initiative to be executed by a sole individual, and that's a good thing. A truly disruptive innovation is the manifestation of multiple perspectives.<p>To rapidly launch an innovation to market, however, a team needs to quickly …

Management

5 reasons Canada's economy is looking up in 2017

After 2016, a year of ups and downs for the Canadian economy, there's a growing body of evidence suggesting 2017 will be a better year.<p>Here are five …

Canada

Experts say B.C.’s economic growth to slip below national average in 2017

British Columbia's high-performance economic engine is forecast to gear down this year as the province's housing market cools, say some economic experts.<p>British Columbia's economy has led Canada over the past two years, but that trend is not expected to hold in 2017, with Manitoba and Ontario …

OPTrust Joins Canada Pension Peers Bringing Trading In-House

Canadian pension plan OPTrust is catching up with its bigger domestic peers by setting up a trading floor and adding as many as 10 portfolio managers …

Bank of Canada

Alberta's carbon tax rebate cheques start flowing

Alberta government claims rebate should offset costs of new carbon tax, and perhaps leave a bit of money left over<p>EDMONTON – The next stage of …

Eight Years Later: The Economy and President Obama's Legacy

Economy<p>Friday’s jobs report represented the first official wrap-up of President Barack Obama’s legacy on the nation’s economy. But from the Affordable Care Act to zombie banks, Obama had no shortage of opportunities to make economic history. Few would argue that he did so, although whether those …