Marc Dekker

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Microsoft, Sony face off in video game industry’s once-in-a-decade moment

The video game industry's once-in-a-decade moment has arrived.<p>In the span of one week, from last Friday to this Friday, the two biggest players in the video game console industry release new versions of their signature hardware – a cycle that takes upward of eight to 10 years.<p>The launch of new …

Gaming Industry

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Three top stock picks from Caldwell Investment’s Jennifer Radman

<i>Jennifer Radman is portfolio manager at Caldwell Investment Management. Her focus is on U.S. equities.</i><p><b>Top Picks:</b><p><b>Zimmer Holdings Inc.</b><p>Zimmer produces reconstructive and surgical products, primarily replacement knees and hips. It is a global company, with 45-per-cent of revenue coming outside the …

Unions plan public fight over federal labour reforms

In a sign they have all but given up on talks with the Treasury Board over labour reforms proposed in the federal government's budget bill, union …

In emerging markets, gold’s drop is just another reason to buy

Gold prices have continued to fall from record highs, but thirst for the yellow metal in volatile emerging economies remains insatiable.<p>Across South and Southeast Asia economic growth has slowed, currencies have crashed and inflation is rising. For many in these regions, gold remains the preferred …

Economics

Three ways to move from idea to innovation

<b>Beyond the Idea</b><p><i>By Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble</i><p><i>(St. Martin's Press, 178 pages, $22.99)</i><p>Thomas Edison famously said that genius is 1 per cent inspiration and 99 per cent perspiration. The same applies to innovation initiatives, according to leading experts Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble. …