Alexander Brukson

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Top U.S. dividend stocks for your RRSP

Canadian investors looking for U.S. dividend stocks with handsome payouts are better off stuffing them in a registered retirement savings plan (RRSP).<p>If they were held in a non-registered account, they wouldn't receive the same tax break on dividends as their Canadian peers. Investors would also …

Life at $20 a barrel: What the oil crash means for Canada

As the price of crude plunges, and drags the loonie with it, the pain stretches far beyond the Alberta oil patch. What’s next for Canada’s economy?<p>In …

New York Bill Would Force Apple and Other Manufacturers to Decrypt Smartphones

A bill that is working its way through the New York state assembly would require Apple and other smartphone manufacturers and mobile operating system providers to decrypt and unlock devices to aid law enforcement. The bill was first spotted by <i>On The Wire</i> (via <i>The Next Web</i>).<p>Any smartphone sold or …

Privacy

Dollar’s ascent enters autopilot mode

The trading year has barely begun and only two words are on the lips of traders: oil and China.<p>While market nerves are being subjected to an early …

Senate Report Says FDA Fails to Ensure Medical Devices Are Safe

America’s system for ensuring that medical devices are safe failed at every turn when dirty endoscopes began spreading deadly superbugs.<p>By<p>Updated …

Medical Technology

A dollar-driven investment opportunity came and went in a flash

<i>Robert Kavcic is vice-president and senior economist at BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.</i><p>Canadians have been transfixed by the decline in the value of their dollar, which posted its second-worst year on record in 2015. The start of this year has provided no relief, with the currency dipping below 70 cents …

Why I Made 2 Big Moves in My Retirement Portfolio

The last thing you need in a retirement portfolio is drama.<p>It was another dull year for my investment portfolio. <i>Until last week.</i> In all of 2015, I …