Entries by Daniel Tencer from 07/2011

US Debt Deal Would See $4 Trillion in Spending Cuts, Tax Hikes

Posted 07.19.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- WASHINGTON - Leaders of a bipartisan "Gang of Six" senators said Tuesday that they've reached agreement on a major plan to cut t...

Smaller Penises Mean Bigger Economies, Study Says

Posted 07.19.2011 | Canada Business

In a study published today, the University of Helsinki's Tatu Westling points out a surprising strong correlation between a country's GDP growth rate ...

Canadian Consumers Hold Back As Food, Energy Prices Spike

Posted 07.20.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- TORONTO - Canadians are taking several steps to make their dollars stretch further, according to the latest RBC consumer outlook...

American Airlines Places Huge Order Of 460 Planes From Boeing, Airbus

Posted 07.20.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines is buying at least 460 new planes over the next five years in what it calls the biggest ai...

Bank Of Canada Pegs Economic Growth At 1.5 Per Cent In Second Quarter

Posted 07.20.2011 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Canadian economy grew at a slower-than-expected pace of 1.5 per cent in the second quarter, the Bank of Canada estimated Wednesday as it ...

Montana Judge Blocks Oilsands Equipment From State's Scenic Routes

Posted 07.20.2011 | Canada Business

A judge has stopped the transport of giant oilfield equipment across scenic roads in Montana, in a victory for campaigners against Alberta's tar sands...

Cheaterville, Site That Outs Cheaters, Could Run Afoul Of Canadian Law

Posted 07.20.2011 | Canada Business

A website where people can anonymously accuse spouses, friends or even enemies of cheating has expanded to Canada, though it’s unclear whether it mi...

Global Debt Crisis Has Investors Flocking To Canadian Bonds

Posted 07.20.2011 | Canada Business

The debt crises gripping Europe and the United States have prompted the world’s biggest investors to broaden their search for havens in global bonds...

Fake Apple Stores: Chinese Piracy Reaches New Milestone

Posted 07.21.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- BEIJING, China - At first, it looks like a sleek Apple store. Sales assistants in blue T-shirts with the company's logo chat to ...

Pepsi Targets Coke In New Ads: Santa, Polar Bears Caught In Crossfire

Posted 07.21.2011 | Canada Business

The perennial Coke-versus-Pepsi battle has just become a bit more personal. Pepsi this month released a series of ads humorously targeting icons tradi...

Canada's Deteriorating Environment Puts Economy At Risk: Report

Posted 07.21.2011 | Canada Business

Biodiversity is deteriorating at an "unprecedented rate" due to urban and industrial development that's putting Canada's economic and ecological healt...

Harper's Plan To Privatize Search-And-Rescue May Face Air Force Opposition

Posted 07.21.2011 | Canada Business

The Harper government is considering the privatization of the military’s search-and-rescue capabilities, the Citizen has learned. The option is to b...

Canadian Dollar Jumps To 44-Month High

Posted 07.21.2011 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar surged to a three-and-a-half year high Thursday as the Bank of Canada prepared markets for an eventual hike in interest ...

Apple May Soon Be Bigger Than Exxon

Posted 07.21.2011 | Canada Business

Apple Inc is within sight of catching up with Exxon Mobil as the most valuable company in the world. Based on Apple's growth trajectory, and a number ...

Water Market Will Be Bigger Than Oil, Analysts Predict

Posted 07.21.2011 | Canada Business

Forget oil and natural gas. The truly worthwhile commodity in which to invest in the 21st century is water, say a growing number of economists and mar...

Greece Gets New Bailout, Faces 'Selective Default'

Posted 07.22.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- BRUSSELS - Eurozone leaders agreed to a sweeping deal that will grant Greece a massive new bailout — but likely make it the fi...

Canada Inflation Drops To 3.1% Even As Food, Energy Costs Spike

Posted 07.22.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - The annual inflation rate was 3.1 per cent in June, sliding from 3.7 per cent in May. Statistics Canada said the dro...

GMP Capital Co-Founder Declared 'Missing Person' As Police End Search

Posted 07.22.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- PARRY SOUND, Ont. - A police marine unit near Parry Sound, Ont., has called off its search for a Toronto businessman who was las...

Sex Toys Now A $15-Billion Industry In US

Posted 07.22.2011 | Canada Business

Sex sells, duh. And, apparently, during an economic recession, sex-related sales--from Trojan condoms to wine and chocolate--have been particularly ho...

Climate Change Comes To Ontario Wineries: Hot Summers, Poor Rainfall Threaten Grapes

Posted 07.22.2011 | Canada Business

Ontario’s wine makers are fighting to protect their grapes against Mother Nature’s wrath. The destructive forces of climate change are already bei...

Canada's Last Functional Asbestos Mine To Run Out In 2012: Feds

Posted 07.22.2011 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - A confidential federal memo suggests Canada's last fully functional asbestos mine is about to die, raising the prospect the controversial i...

Good Samaritans Save Woman After She Suffers Heart Attack While Driving

Posted 07.22.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- COQUITLAM, B.C. - Two Good Samaritans are being hailed for saving the life of a 44-year-old woman who suffered a massive heart a...

Ottawa Police Video Showing Woman Being Roughed Up, Left Naked, Disappears

Posted 07.22.2011 | Canada

On Tuesday, a judge ordered the release of police video that, according to Roxanne Carr, shows her being roughed up and left naked in a cell by Ottawa...

Vancouver Riot: Privacy Czar Looks Into Use Of Facial Recognition Tech

Posted 07.22.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- VANCOUVER - B.C.'s information and privacy commissioner is investigating the use of facial recognition technology and provincial...

News Corp. Websites Target Of 'Murdoch Alert' Browser Feature

Posted 07.22.2011 | Canada Business

In the continuing backlash against the Murdoch Empire, a Firefox add-on has just been released that warns a user when they arrive at a website owned b...