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Many teas contain enough lead to be dangerous for pregnant and nursing women: new Canadian study

It is often marketed as a naturally healthy food, with solid science behind some of those claims, but many teas also contain enough lead to actually …

Want the kids to inherit the house? Avoid these common tax mistakes

<i>During financial literacy month, Canada's top money bloggers are sharing their best piece of advice.</i><p>Many parents want to leave as much cash and property as they can to their children. However, there are tax, probate and inheritance traps that can cause missteps.<p>The most common mistakes, which are …

Percentage of visible minority directors on Canadian corporate boards dropping

The number of visible minority directors on corporate boards in Canada is getting smaller, a surprising trend that comes even as more boards add women to improve their gender diversity.<p>A study by the Canadian Board Diversity Council shows visible minorities comprise 3.4 per cent of directors on the …

Canadian restaurants are merging like crazy. Here's a breakdown of who owns what

iStock; Shutterstock<p>When Cara Operations merged with Fairfax Financial’s Prime Restaurants in October, the 130-year old company cemented its grip on …

Baton Rouge

Scotiabank’s new CEO creates two executive roles

The Bank of Nova Scotia's new chief executive officer Brian Porter has wasted little time in making changes near the top.<p>The bank said Monday that Barbara Mason will take on the roll of chief human resources officer at the country's third-largest bank. In this new role all communications and …

Mallomars: Made, but not sold, in Canada

A Mallomars cookie is the confectionery equivalent of pinot noir: finicky, thin-skinned, heat-averse and completely worth the trouble. First produced in 1913, the original Mallomars were so delicate, their chocolate exterior so prone to melting, that the National Biscuit Co. could only make them in …

New Jersey

A fascinating new map of Toronto's ethnic distribution

Toronto is one of the most ethnically diverse cities on the planet. Over half its residents are now foreign-born, and unlike the European immigrants …

Toronto

Losing intensity can be the death of a salesman

Contrary to rumours, salespeople are human, and they fall into the same traps as other mortals, also known as buyers. Easing up or taking a foot off the gas at the wrong time in the sales cycle may not always be fatal, but it does extend sales cycles, and it impacts the sizes of deals and their …

Selling

High Liner bolsters U.S. presence with acquisition

High Liner Foods Inc. is solidifying its U.S. presence with the acquisition of frozen seafood and scallop processing business American Pride Seafoods LLC.<p>The Lunenburg, N.S.-based company said Tuesday it has struck a deal to buy New Bedford, Mass.-based American Pride from Seattle-based American …

Profit

‘Big Mick’ returns to mining – and he’s hungry for acquisitions

Mick Davis is back in the mining game.<p>Known as "Big Mick" because of his imposing size and voracious appetite for acquisitions, Mr. Davis transformed Xstrata PLC from a grab-bag of second-tier assets into a global resources powerhouse, bolstered by the takeover of Canada's Falconbridge Ltd.<p>Now Mr. …

Business (Canada)

Amazon hiring 40% more seasonal workers this year

Will hire 70,000 full-time, temporary workers for holidays<p>Amazon.com says it is hiring 70,000 full-time seasonal workers around the U.S. to fill …

Rogers announces high-speed roaming agreement with U.S. carrier AT&T

Rogers has announced a roaming rate agreement with U.S. carrier AT&T for it mobile phone customers.<p>The news comes the same day as the CRTC’s deadline …

How to write a corporate social responsibility policy

It's never too soon to start thinking about your company's corporate social responsibility (CSR) program – no matter how new or small your company may be.<p>CSR programs speak to how a company will not only comply with legal and ethical standards, but also go beyond – perhaps, by engaging in further …

CSR