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Sears Canada has new business plan after failing to sell operation | The Star

Boire pointed to Canada’s Best clothing and Craftsman tools as two other examples of brands that have customer appeal. He said Sears Canada will seek …

Detour Gold: ‘The ultimate risk-reward name’ in gold miners

Unsatisfied with a mere bet on bullion? Desirous of a big, fat, chunky wager on gold prices?<p>May I suggest Detour Gold Corp., a mining stock whose zigs and zags make the volatility in the gold price look picayune by comparison. Detour is a single-asset company, with a young mine near Detour Lake in …

3D Printed Roofing : roof material

This startup is trying to address the corrugated, non-insulated, rusty iron roofs prevalent in developing countries by using 3D printing technology …

Why we shouldn't compare losing weight to quitting smoking

In any discussion of the possible solutions to the obesity epidemic, sooner or later someone is guaranteed to bring up tobacco. They will propose we use the same strategies that helped people stop smoking to help people lose weight.<p>These proponents miss one fundamental difference between smoking …

Macaulay Culkin Reenacts 'Weekend At Bernie's' At Pizza Underground Gig After Death Hoax (VIDEO)

We already know that Macaulay Culkin has a sense of humour about his place in the fame firmament, so it was perhaps no surprise that he took the …

Racism gets in the way of Romance, says new CBC poll

People on the Prairies are less comfortable getting close to aboriginal people, according to a poll commissioned by CBC News.<p>Only 50 per cent of …

Angry veterans call on serving soldiers to help defeat Tories in next election

A group of angry veterans, who want the Harper government defeated in the next election, is appealing to serving members of the military to join them in protest.<p>Ron Clarke, a member of Canada Coalition for Veterans who has been campaigning against the closure of Veterans Affairs offices, made the …

Scotiabank files to raise up to $7 billion in shares, debt

(Reuters) - Bank of Nova Scotia filed with U.S. regulators to offer common shares, preferred shares and debt worth up to $7 billion.<p>A Scotiabank logo is pictured at the company's AGM in Kelowna, British Columbia April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ben Nelms<p>Scotiabank, Canada’s No. 3 lender, said in a filing …

Financial Regulation

Beverly Hills' Palazzo di Amore Clocks In As Most Expensive House For Sale In U.S.

The U.S.’s real estate market has only recently begun recovering from the protracted slump that followed the bursting of the housing bubble some six …

‘Should we cite the crappy Gabor paper?’ What happens when no one proofreads an academic paper

By now we all know, or ought to know, that just because something is published in a peer-reviewed academic journal doesn’t mean it’s true. But we can …

The problem with #slacktivism

The latest trend of supporting causes through social media isn’t just useless—it’s making things worse<p>They did not bring back our girls.<p>When Islamic …

A play for balance: Couple need a retirement scorecard

Adrian and Abby live in Alberta with their two youngsters, ages 3 and 5. Abby is 40, Adrian is 45. They both have good jobs and manage their money well, but Adrian frets about the future.<p>"My husband thinks we'll never retire," Abby writes in an e-mail. She is concerned too, but she wants to enjoy …

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Genetic test predicts prostate cancer recurrence

Canadian researchers have developed a new genetic test to identify prostate cancer patients who are at highest risk of recurrence after surgery or …

Falling oil prices, new tax cuts combine to reduce future surplus projections

The recent drop in oil prices has forced Ottawa to chop billions off its revenue projections, a development that when combined with new tax cuts means the government is expecting only modest surpluses in the coming years.<p>The annual fall fiscal update is based on an average forecast from …

25 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Neil Young

This week marks the birthday of one of Canada's greatest Canadian musicians. Yep, our grizzly, hat-wearing, mutton-chopped, guitar-slinging rock god …

Howard Goodman, ex Toronto school trustee, has charges dropped

A former Toronto District School Board trustee says he knew that charges of forcible confinement and criminal harassment against him would be dropped.<p>…

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Breaking down the Conservatives' shaky federal surplus

The Tories may be trumpeting the merits of their federal surplus, but they seem to be ignoring some underlying risks<p>Federal Finance Minister Joe …

Apple's A8X chip uses semi-custom GPU based on the PowerVR GX6450

When Apple announced the iPad Air 2, it debuted a new version of its A8 chip, the A8X. Now that the dust has settled, we’re learning a little more …

NetApp profit falls on lower sales to OEMs

(Reuters) - Data storage equipment maker NetApp Inc reported a 4 percent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by lower sales to original equipment manufacturers, and forecast a third-quarter profit below market estimate.<p>The company’s shares were down about 3 percent in extended trading.<p>The company’s OEM …

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Google Announces YouTube Music Key Streaming Service For $7.99 Per Month

Today YouTube, a Google-owned company, announced a new subscription streaming service called YouTube Music Key. The service offers ad-free music on …

Time Canadians spend online climbs as people shift to small screens

As Canadians spend more time online, they are increasingly turning to the small screen on their mobile devices, presenting wireless carriers with an irresistible but tricky opportunity.<p>According to a new statistic tracked by measurement firm comScore, as of August, the average Canadian spent almost …

Weak telecom spending, emerging markets weigh on Cisco forecast

(Reuters) - Network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc forecast current-quarter profit below analysts’ average estimate, weighed down by capital budget cuts at telecom service providers and weak sales in emerging markets.<p>A visitor walks past a Cisco advertising panel as she looks at her mobile phone …

Emerging Markets

Comcast says Time Warner deal going 'full steam ahead'

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Comcast Corp’s (CMCSA.O) merger with Time Warner Cable Inc TWC.N is going “full steam ahead” despite uncertainty around new rules governing net neutrality, Comcast Chief Executive Officer Brian Roberts told reporters on Wednesday.<p>A cable truck returns to a Time Warner …

Net Neutrality

Videotron admits to ongoing talks with WIND about expanding beyond Quebec

Scotiabank hosted its Telecom & Cable Industry Conference in Toronto today, inviting executives and analysts from all of the country’s big firms to …

Apple Rumoured to Turn Broadway Trade Center in LA into Retail Store, Office Space

According to a report in Downtown LA Examiner, Apple is rumoured to open a new retail store and corporate office in downtown Los Angeles. The new …

AT&T to pause fiber spending on net neutrality uncertainty

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T Inc (T.N) on Wednesday raised pressure on the U.S. telecommunications regulator’s work on new “net neutrality” rules, saying it would stop investing in high-speed Internet connections in 100 cities until the Web rules were settled.<p>The signage for an AT&T store is seen in …

Net Neutrality

Nexus 6 Canadian carrier availability

Earlier today we reported that Nexus 6 pre-orders will be going live in Canada via Google Play Store starting November 18th. The no-term price points …

HTC One M8 users to receive EYE Experience update today on Rogers, Bell and TELUS

Mo Versi, HTC’s VP of Product Management, has some good news for One M8 users across our fair country. The EYE Experience update, which brings a …

comScore says Canadians spend more than 3 days per month online

Smartphones and tablets have made it even easier for us to get connected and stay connected, so it should come as no surprise that the amount of time …