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Apple Pay not expected in Canada any time soon

While Apple is heralding Apple Pay, its new mobile payment system, as a roaring success, Canadians shouldn't expect to use their newest iPhone to pay …

Should you pull a ‘Burger King’ to cut your tax bill?

For individuals, pulling a “Burger King” — a.k.a. moving to Canada to cut your taxes — may not work out in your favor.<p>Burger King agreed to buy Tim …

How the Burger King deal could change Tim Hortons

Canadians aren't likely to lose their beloved double-doubles or the Timbits that prove so perplexing to our American neighbours. But the <b>planned</b> …

Burger King, Tim Hortons ink merger deal for $12.5-billion

Tim Hortons Inc. and Burger King will form the world's third-largest fast-food company after the Oakville, Ont.-based coffee chain agreed to a $12.5-billion merger with the U.S. company.<p>The companies said both brands will operate independently in the merger led by Brazilian private equity fund …

Tim Hortons, Burger King Merger Is Official, As Companies Agree To Form A New Company

TORONTO - Burger King and Tim Hortons are teaming up in a US$11-billion deal that will allow the fast food companies to grow in the U.S. and …

This couple must stop money from slipping through fingers

Suzie and Saul are professionals in their early 40s with two children, age three and six.<p>He earns about $154,000 a year plus bonus, while she makes about $40,000 a year working part time in health care. He has a defined contribution pension plan at work, while she has just begun contributing to a …

Warren Buffett To Finance Burger King-Tim Hortons Deal: WSJ

<b>UPDATE, Aug. 26:</b> Burger King has confirmed it will merge with Tim Hortons in an $11 billion deal that will move Burger King headquarters to Canada.<p>A …

What would a 3G-owned Tim Hortons look like? Think lean. Very lean. | The Star

NEW YORK—If 3G Capital’s Burger King Worldwide completes a deal to buy doughnut chain Tim Hortons, the Canadian company can expect to get lean. …

Burger King owner 3G Capital embraces frugal reputation

The potential union of Tim Hortons Inc. and Burger King Worldwide Inc. could put Canada's doughnut darling in the hands of a Brazilian private equity firm with a reputation for cost-cutting.<p>A merger of the two quick-service giants would leave 3G Capital Inc., led by Brazil's richest man, holding …

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Avoid pitfalls when transferring assets to kids

When I sat down with James, he shared with me his story. As part of his estate planning, he's been wanting to transfer ownership of his cottage and a rental property to his son and daughter respectively. So, a few months ago he did just that. In addition, he's been concerned about creditors and …

Your portfolio’s worst enemy, and the birth of the doughnut burger

Hello, MarketWatchers.<p>Would you eat the doughnut burger?<p>This 1,000-calorie burger would be the natural offspring if burger King buys the Canadian …

The activist investor behind the Burger King-Tim Hortons deal

It’s not the first time Bill Ackman has had a hand in the marriage between Tim Horton’s and an American burger chain<p>There is plenty of debate about …

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Beware: Wind purchase obstacles may prove too much to overcome

Another big buyer has looked at the Canadian wireless market and decided it is just too complicated and risky to compete with the Big Three, as Blackstone Group LP is said to be backing away from any attempt to purchase Wind Mobile.<p>New York-based Blackstone Group LP had a good look in recent months …

Canada's Quebecor says nearing decision on mobile expansion

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian telecom and media conglomerate Quebecor Inc says it is closing in on a decision on whether to buy up smaller competitors or team up with a partner to expand its wireless operations outside its home province of Quebec.<p>Pierre Dion, president and chief executive officer of …

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Shaw Communications to acquire U.S.-based ViaWest for $1.2-billion

Shaw Communications Inc. said Thursday it plans to acquire U.S. data centre and cloud services provider ViaWest Inc. for $1. 2-billion (U.S.).<p>Denver, Colo.-based ViaWest is privately owned and controlled by private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners.<p>It has 350 employees and more than 1,300 …

Quebecor's plans for wireless expansion to be in spotlight as firm unveils results

Management will undoubtedly face further questions about plans for a potential wireless expansion when Quebecor Inc. reports second-quarter results Thursday.<p>Speculation has been rife that the Montreal-based telecommunications and media company would make a national play since it spent $233-million …

Xplornet plans ‘unprecedented’ expansion of high-speed Internet to all of rural Canada

One of Canada's major rural Internet providers is detailing a three-year road map for the delivery of broadband speeds that might seem like fantasy to some residents of remote communities and even those just outside urban centres.<p>Xplornet Communications Inc. plans to deliver broadband Internet …

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‘Internet of Things’ technology poised to take off in Canada | The Star

Canadian businesses are expected to embrace the “Internet of Things” in the next two years as machine-to-machine technology ramps up, according to a …

Canadian mobile prices higher than peers, report says | The Star

Canadians are paying higher than average rates for mobile phone service despite declines in some pricing plans, an international comparison study …

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Rogers ramps up NHL ad buys

Eugenie Bouchard's rising star has brought excitement to Canadian tennis. But her advancement to the Wimbledon final this weekend also had an unexpected beneficiary: hockey.<p>That is, Rogers Communications Inc.'s marketing plan for hockey. Still months away from the first puck drop, Rogers has begun …

Canada offers more wireless airwaves to spark competition

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian government said on Monday it will auction more wireless spectrum early next year, with more than half the airwaves set aside for newer players that have struggled to win business from the country’s three dominant telecom companies.<p>The Conservative government hopes …

Ottawa sets new wireless auction, seeks stronger rivals for Big Three

Canada's largest telecom company is crying foul over Ottawa's announcement that it will set aside 60 per cent of the airwaves in a new public auction for small wireless players in another attempt to jump-start a fourth national carrier.<p>Federal Industry Minister James Moore revealed Monday the …

What a magazine photo shoot taught me about Pierre Karl Péladeau

<i>Since our inaugural Top 1000 issue in 1984, Report on Business magazine has been reporting on the highs and lows in business, from around the world. Some of the juiciest stories, however, were the ones we never reported. Read all 12 articles here.</i><p>Most CEOs aren't photogenic. They are also …

Media companies lock horns on pick-and-pay proposals

Canada's biggest broadcast companies are at odds with each other over consumer choice and support for local programming, setting the stage for a debate at September hearings that could reshape the way Canadians watch and pay for television.<p>BCE Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., Shaw Communications …

AT&T in advanced talks to buy DirecTV for about $50 billion: source

(Reuters) - AT&T Inc is in advanced talks to buy satellite TV provider DirecTV for about $100 per share, or roughly $50 billion, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday.<p>An AT&T sign is shown on a building in downtown San Diego, California March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake<p>The two companies …