Entries by Daniel Tencer from 08/2012

CAW CEP Merger Will Help Revitalize Labour Movement, Unions Say

Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Growing weariness in Canada's labour movement coupled with the federal government's "assault on labour rights" have made it necessary for tw...

Canada Job Market Set To Dive, Conference Board Report Predicts

Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA -- The Conference Board says its research suggests Canada's labour market has run out of gas, and could even register a loss of jobs for the mo...

High And Low: What RIM's Failure Is Doing To The People Of Waterloo

Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada Business

Redmond. Cupertino. Mountain View. In the tech world, these cities are indelibly stamped with their respective company names: Microsoft, Apple, Google...

B.C. Residents Could Be Swayed On Northern Gateway Pipeline

Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada Business

A new Angus Reid poll shows 59 per cent of British Columbians oppose the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, but nearly half of those surveyed say the...

Enbridge Earnings Q2 2012: Profit Slips To $11 Million, Revenue Down

Posted 08.02.2012 | Canada Business

CALGARY - Pipeline and utility company Enbridge is confident it can meet all of the safety demands by the B.C. government for the company's proposed N...

15 Countries With The Highest Broadband Internet Penetration Rate

Posted 08.02.2012 | Canada Business

Virtually no one in South Korea is without access to broadband, according to new data from the OECD that also finds Canada moving up slightly among th...

No Copyright Law: The Real Reason For Germany's Industrial Expansion?

Posted 08.02.2012 | Canada Business

Did Germany experience rapid industrial expansion in the 19th century due to an absence of copyright law? A German historian argues that the massive p...

When Does RIM's 4G PlayBook Come To Canada? Sooner Than Anywhere Else

Posted 08.02.2012 | Canada Business

Research In Motion is launching its new PlayBook tablet for advanced networks that will have a faster Internet experience, giving the Canadian tech co...

EI Changes Offering New Incentives To Jobless Go Into Effect Aug. 5

Posted 08.02.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Starting next week, jobless Canadians will be able to pocket more of their employment insurance benefits if they find temporary jobs during t...

Tim Hortons To Raise Prices: Analyst

Posted 08.02.2012 | Canada Business

Your morning cup of coffee may not be affected, but Tim Hortons Inc. is expected to increase prices on a number of other items in August. Credit Su...

Toronto Condo Market Shows Signs Of Slowdown As Buyers Flee Tiny Suites

Posted 08.02.2012 | Canada Business

Sales of newly-built condos in Toronto dropped 50 per cent in the second quarter of this year, compared to the same period last year, according to Urb...

Fake Facebook Accounts Are 8.7 Per Cent Of All Profiles On Site

Posted 08.02.2012 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Facebook says there may be as many as 83 million false or duplicate accounts on its website.The company said in a regulatory filing t...

MSNBC's Morning Joe Talks Canada: Joe Scarborough, Miles Nadal Praise ‘Canadian Culture Of Saving,' But Does It Exist?

Posted 08.02.2012 | Canada Business

Viewers of a recent segment on MSNBC’s Morning Joe could be forgiven for thinking Canadians buy their homes with cold hard cash, steering clear of m...

Vancouver Home Sales For July Fall To Lowest Level For The Month Since 2000

Posted 08.03.2012 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER -- Home sales in Vancouver for July hit their lowest total since 2000. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver reported 2,098 properti...

Loonie Touches Parity As Both Gold, Oil Gain Traction

Posted 08.03.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar flirted with parity, but closed below the mark on Friday as commodities moved higher on U.S. jobs data that was better t...

Lowe's Rona Bid: Teamsters Join Quebec In Opposing Buyout Of Canadian Retailer

Posted 08.03.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL -- A major union has joined the outcry against the proposed takeover of Rona Inc. (TSX:RON) by Lowe's, the No. 2 home-improvement chain in th...

Latest Chrome Browser Can Activate Webcams

Posted 08.03.2012 | Canada Business

Here we go again. In the midst of the controversy over whether Microsoft can access your Skype calls comes word that the latest version of Google's Ch...

Northern Gateway Deadline Is December 13, 2013, Ottawa Declares

Posted 08.03.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal government added pressure Friday to a politically-charged debate over the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project acr...

Northern Gateway: James Moore Slams Enbridge's Safety Record, In Sharp Divergence From Party Line

Posted 08.03.2012 | Canada Business

Heritage Minister James Moore opened up a rift in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government this week, becoming the first and only cabinet minister...

Tim Hortons Price Hike: Coffee Spared, Muffins, Sandwiches Go Up

Posted 08.03.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Your morning cup of java at Tim Hortons (TSX:THI) won't cost you more, but your midday snack might."Due to an increase in operating costs, T...

LCBO To Launch Massive Store Expansion

Posted 08.03.2012 | Canada Business

Amid booming booze sales across the province, the LCBO plans to launch its largest expansion ever with 70 new stores set to open in the next two years...

Alberta's Bogus Labour Shortage

Posted 08.04.2012 | Canada Business

A labour shortage occurs when the demand for labour exceeds the supply of labour, right? Well, apparently not in Alberta. The Alberta Federation of...

Nouriel Roubini: 'The London Olympics Are An Economic Failure As London Is Totally Empty'

Posted 08.05.2012 | Canada Business

From @Nouriel: UK policymakers scared so much folks before the Olympic that London is a deserted city: non-olympic tourists are away; londoners are...

Meet The Bankers Having Second Thoughts About Too-Big-To-Fail

Posted 08.06.2012 | Canada Business

Sandy Weill, the former CEO of Citigroup and father of the modern too-big-to-fail bank, last month shocked Wall Street when he said that he thought it...

Standard Chartered Iran Money Laundering Claim: Shares Plummet Following US Allegations

Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada Business

LONDON - Standard Chartered PLC saw 5.8 billion pounds ($9.1 billion) wiped off its market value Tuesday after the New York state regulator accused th...