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The 10 biggest tech hits and misses of 2013: Peter Nowak

Vincent Yu (Associated Press)<p>So what were the biggest technology related stories in 2013? There were quite a few, but here are the 10 most</b> …

Industry action can defuse oil sands’ critics

The players of the Fort McMoney Web "game," whose sponsors include the National Film Board and The Globe and Mail, evidently think the oil sands should be shut down immediately for the sake of humanity, because humanity has enough self-induced problems already.<p>Globe columnist Marget Wente, who has …

Ten companies with consistently strong returns on invested capital

<i>Alvin Lau is an investment analyst at</i> Longview Asset Management Ltd. <i>in Toronto.</i><p><b>What are we looking for?</b><p>Growing Canadian companies with a history of high returns on invested capital (ROIC) that are also trading at relatively inexpensive valuations. Why? Because the increase in the economic value of …

Top three stock picks from RN Croft’s Richard Croft

<i>Richard Croft is president of RN Croft Financial. His focus is on options and ETFs</i><p><b>TOP PICKS</b><p><b>National Bank</b><p>National Bank follows the theme of buying Canadian banks to take advantage of an expansion in their net interest margins. Higher interest rates are actually good for these securities.<p><b>Wells Fargo</b></i> …

More Canadians have TFSAs, but many hazy on details: study

Most Canadians believe they are knowledgeable about tax-free savings accounts, but 89 per cent don't know what can go in the accounts and 81 per cent are unaware of the annual contribution limit, according to a Bank of Montreal study.<p>In fact, cash is the most commonly held asset in TFSAs, followed …

What to do when fraudsters use your credit card

The first time my oldest daughter got an email from her credit-card company reporting misuse of her card, she learned how to protect herself from …

Friday's analyst upgrades and downgrades

<i>Inside the Market's roundup of some of today's key analyst actions. This file will be updated during the trading day. For breaking analyst actions prior to market open every day, read our Before the Bell morning report.</i><p>At least two analysts have reiterated their ratings and price targets on <b>Enbridge</b> …

Binge-watching: TV viewers now devour entire seasons in a few evenings

Binge-watching is transforming the way we watch and talk about TV; the phenomenon of devouring an entire season of a show in just just a few sittings is on the rise. One of the services that has been most instrumental in that change, Netflix Inc., has crunched the numbers on how we watch television …

Natural gas darling pulls off $250-million financing

Maybe being a natural gas producer isn't so bad after all.<p>Despite the problems plaguing big players like Encana Corp. and Talisman Energy Inc., Seven Generations Energy Ltd. is giving investors reason to be optimistic, pulling off a big $250-million financing.<p>Until now the privately held company …

The concept car of hockey equipment | The Star

In 2011, the people running Bauer Performance Sports’ hockey division issued a challenge to the research and development department in St. Jerome, …

Letters Of The Law: The Year In Tech Law And Policy: Geist | The Star

I is for isoHunt, the notorious Canadian-based torrent search site that shut down after a U.S. court ruled that it violated copyright law.<p>J is for …

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Chen era begins in earnest at BlackBerry

<b>Revenue</b><br>BlackBerry’s third-quarter revenue was $1.2-billion. This was the company’s third-straight year of declining revenues in the quarter, year-over-year, after reaching a peak of $5.5-billion in 2010. According to ABI Research, BlackBerry now accounts for just 1.5 per cent of the global …

Neil Young is one of the few celebrities who never sold out

<i>This is part of</i> Fort McMoney<i>, an interactive documentary game that lets you decide the future of the Alberta oil sands, and shape the city at its centre. Joining the fray – and sharing their views along the way – are Globe columnist Margaret Wente and business reporter Eric Reguly. Read the</i> …

TSX inches up on Fed relief | The Star

The Dow Jones industrials were up 42.06 points to 16,221.14, the Nasdaq gained 46.61 points to 4,104.74 and the S&P 500 index was ahead 8.72 points …

Business winners of 2013 marked by a lack of complacency: Olive | The Star

The past year has been a disappointing one in business, to say the least. This was the year of more than 1,000 Bangladeshi textile workers killed by …

Enbridge’s Monaco explains conflicting Gateway cost figures

Differing cost estimates for Enbridge Inc.'s Northern Gateway oil pipeline to the West Coast from Alberta created confusion when the federal Joint Review Panel released its recommendation to proceed on Thursday.<p>Enbridge and most of the media have been using $6.5-billion for the capital cost of the …

Graphic: Bank of Canada forecasts

The Globe and Mail<p>hide navigation<p>Graphic: Bank of Canada forecasts<p>subscribe<p>register<p>log in<p>search button<p>AdChoices<p>Email to friend<p>Share on Twitter<p>Share on Facebook<p>Share on LinkedIn<p>Share on WhatsApp<p>close panel<p>open sub categories<p>open sub categories<p>open sub categories<p>open sub categories<p>open sub …

The week's analyst upgrades and downgrades

Globe Unlimited's Inside the Market provides investors with instant news on key analyst actions every day, starting in the Before the Bell report and then later in a separate upgrades and downgrades post.<p>Here are some stocks mentioned in each day's report this past week. Subscribers can click on …

In this stock-picking test, losers matter as much as winners

<i>Norman Rothery is the value investor for Globe Investor's</i> Strategy Lab<i>. Follow his contributions</i> here <i>and view his model portfolio here</i><i>.</i><p>I've put a stock-picking contest under the tree that I hope you'll enjoy.<p>It was inspired by a grinchy breed of investors who don't believe in the magic of stock …

Competition watchdog studying beer industry

The federal Competition Bureau says it is studying the differences in the beer industry in Quebec and in Ontario, casting an eye on Ontario's big-brewer-owned Beer Store.<p>A spokesman for the Competition Bureau said the watchdog is not launching an investigation or an enforcement action against the …

University of Waterloo buys BlackBerry buildings, land for $41 million | The Star

WATERLOO, ONT.—The University of Waterloo has purchased five buildings and land from BlackBerry for $41 million.<p>The deal, which is expected to close …

Here's why BlackBerry's stock is up when its results were so bad

(Flickr/Santiago Atienza)<p>Terrible financial results aren’t usually cause for celebration. In BlackBerry’s case, however, investors have sent the …

Power Rankings: Boudreau and Ducks sitting pretty

Winners of six in a row, the Anaheim Ducks go into an emotional game next Monday against the Washington Capitals as the No. 1 team in our weekly …

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Semyon Varlamov's domestic violence case dropped

Prosecutors said Friday that they are dropping a domestic violence case against Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov because they have new …

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Denver prosecutors drop domestic violence charges against NHL goalie | News Home | Reuters

DENVER (Reuters) - Prosecutors have dropped domestic violence charges against goaltender Semyon Varlamov of the National Hockey League’s Colorado Avalanche because they cannot prove that he assaulted his girlfriend, the Denver District Attorney’s Office said.<p>Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon …