Heidi Hu

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How Tim Hortons captured the flavour of new media

Jason Priestley did not invent the Priestley.<p>The biggest celebrity marketing opportunity to fall in Tim Hortons Inc.'s lap – arguably ever – was the brainchild of the writers at U.S. sitcom <i>How I Met Your Mother.</i> That opportunity took the form of a monstrosity, created by stuffing a chocolate Timbit …

More working days could keep Alzheimer’s away: Elaine Chin

A new study that shows people who put off retirement may also ward off the potential onset of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. It’s a …

Alzheimer's Disease

Share buybacks shine, but dividends still look better

Share buybacks have become a popular way for companies to return cash to shareholders. According to Savita Subramanian, equity and quantitative strategist at Bank of America, 56 per cent of companies in the S&P 500 have reduced their share counts over the past year.<p>That's close to the peak of 66 …