Natalie Cross

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With billions at their disposal, Silicon Valley tech titans are expanding their political reach

Clockwise from top: Google's Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.<p>Beltway buffer<p>After years of anti-trust headaches, patent lawsuits and battles over net neutrality, companies like Google and Facebook all …

Does a national food branding strategy make sense for Canada?

Shanghai Husi Food Co. Ltd., a Chinese meat supplier owned by U.S.-based OSI Group, shut down its on factory on July 20, 2014, after an undercover investigation revealed workers were allegedly supplying its customers – including fast-food giants McDonald's Corp., KFC and Burger King – with …

Southpaw: Jake Gyllenhaal as a prize fighter battered by boxing and life

Originally conceived as a vehicle for rapper Eminem, <i>Southpaw</i> – think an <i>8 Mile</i>-long <i>Rocky</i>, directed by Antoine Fuqua – stars a bulked-up and compelling Jake Gyllenhaal as Billy Hope, a prize fighter battered by gloved fists and some of life's hardest conceivable knocks.<p>He rages and broods, beating …

Stephen Harper vows not to make any Senate appointments

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is vowing not to make any more Senate appointments, an effort to distance himself from the scandal-plagued Red Chamber and to goad provinces into agreeing to reform or abolish the discredited legislative body.<p>"Let me be kind of blunt about this: The number of vacancies …

Private Copying and UK Copyright Law – Not Dead Yet

The recent BASCA case has raised some interesting questions about the legal status of the private copying exception to UK copyright law introduced in …

European Union

The Decline of the American Actor

Why the under-40 generation of leading men in the U.S. is struggling—and what to do about it<p>Is it time for American actors to take a hard look in the mirror? Earlier this year Michael Douglas mused darkly to a magazine interviewer, “I think we have a little crisis going on amongst our young actors …

Mad Men

‘Government by photo op’: How Stephen Harper froze out Ottawa’s press corps | The Star

But the whole business flew in the face of the controlled messaging strategy developed by Harper. Information on when the cabinet was meeting was no …

Canada

In TV’s new golden age, consumers are already online. Industry must follow

<i>Irene S. Berkowitz</i> <i>is an MBA instructor in Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Management and a PhD candidate in the Ryerson/York joint program in communication and culture.</i><p>Never mind the golden age of television. This is the age of the golden rule: Consumers have the gold and they make the …

Hillary Clinton's brothers could cause major problems for her presidential campaign

One aide for a rival 2016 campaign told Business Insider that Clinton's brothers will definitely cause issues for her White House bid.<p>"Will they be a problem? Yes. They underscore everything that people fear and hate about the Clintons," the aide said. "They're essentially the id of Bill and …

Government

After 30 years and billions in savings, Ottawa killed the tax trade

<i>Doug Steiner is a contributor to Report on Business Magazine.</i><p>In 2009, I interviewed a very bright and aggressive engineer who was about to leave one of best trading jobs on Bay Street. After asking what type of trading he did, he said quietly, "Derivatives and managing the Delta1 book for the …

Finance

The Dwight Eisenhower lesson America forgot

In his farewell address, Ike famously warned about our military industrial complex. Now we face permanent war<p>It’s 1990. I’m a young captain in the U.S. Air Force. I’ve just witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall, something I never thought I’d see, short of a third world war. Right now I’m witnessing …

War

The One-Way Train Ride to an Outdoorsman’s Playground

When I asked the cabbie if clear, sunny days like this were common in Vancouver, he joked that he didn’t know the North Shore Mountains were there …

Hiking