Matthew Church

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Australian mining boom turns to bust

The Australian mining boom built over a decade on Chinese hunger for energy and raw materials is turning into bust for many business owners as …

Energy East pipeline is no magical oil sands solution

Shipping oil across Canada to the Atlantic coast, as TransCanada proposes to do with its Energy East project, is hardly the industry's first choice. Taking oil south to the Gulf coast via Keystone XL or west through British Columbia are clearly more expedient options. Still, it's no surprise to see …

Canada’s absurd failure to attain energy self-sufficiency

It's an absurd story.<p>During the 1973 OPEC embargo and price shock, oil from Alberta was transported west to Vancouver via the TransMountain pipeline, whereupon it was loaded on to tankers. Captains navigated their valuable maritime cargo south, then east through the Panama Canal. Exiting the …

Apple’s USB charger trade-in plan after electrocution death is not a recall

Apple Inc. is offering to replace third-party USB phone chargers after a Chinese woman's death was linked to answering her iPhone while it was plugged into an electrical socket.<p>The Cupertino, Calif.-based consumer electronics firm announced its "USB Power Adapter Takeback Program" after reports …

Just because you have a great idea doesn't mean you should start a business

You may be a brilliant scientist with a great new invention or a couch potato with a unique idea. Just because you're clever doesn't mean you have any business being in business.<p>Ideas are a dime a dozen, I often say. It's how those ideas get executed and commercialized that matters. Troll through …

Minimum wage needs to be re-engineered: Olive | The Star

Properly understood, the minimum wage is a stimulus benefiting the entire economy.<p>The minimum wage puts a floor under poverty among the working poor. …