April 18, 2015

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Should You Buy or Lease a Condo?

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The idea of buying a condo might have crossed your mind, but before you rush into this trendy alternative housing arrangement, keep in mind that vacancies may start climbing later on this year. Here are some basic pros and cons of condo ownership, and compare buying versus leasing a condo unit.

These Canadian Tech Specs Just Beat Google Glass To Market

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Recon Instruments

Apple Pay Is Coming To Canada: Will There Be A ‘Collision' With The Banks?

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ASSOCIATED PRESS

Canada Watching Closely As U.S. Congress Opens Up Free-Trade Debate

Ed Fast
CP

Google Search Is About To Change In A Big Way

Google Search
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Sleep Country Canada Founder's ‘Stripper School' Mansion Shut Down

Gordon Lownds
LinkedIn

CIBC Faces Human Rights Complaint For Closing Iranian's Account

Cibc Lehman Brothers

Canada's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Continue Climb: Report

Greenhouse Gas
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Retail Sales In Canada Stop Falling

Woman Shoe Shopping
Corbis

Bell Faces $750M Lawsuit For Tracking Customer Usage

Bell Canada
CP

CBC Executives Out In Wake Of Ghomeshi Scandal

Ghomeshi
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'The End Of Something Extraordinary'

Cirque Du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil

The Canada-U.S. Price Gap Is Gone

Canada Usa Border

Evicted and Abandoned: Inside The World Bank's Broken Promise To Protect The Poor

World Bank
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U.S. Lawmakers Agree To 'Fast Track' Trade Deals, Including TPP

Hatch Wyden
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Internet Bills To Rise As Cable TV Heads Into ‘Veritable Bloodbath'

Dark Computer
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Hacked Sony Documents Now Available In Handy Searchable Archive

Wikileaks Site
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Wynne Can't Guarantee Rates Won't Rise With Hydro Sell-Off

Kathleen Wynne
CP

Stripping Allowed For Charity Only Under Saskatchewan's New Rules

Strippers
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Feds Trying To Track Down 200,000 Families Eligible For Money

Pierre Poilievre
CP

Disney Channel Coming To Canada

Disney Channel
Disney

What Criminal Charges? Feds Choose SNC-Lavalin For Bridge Project

Ontario To Hike Taxes On Beer

Kathleen Wynne
CP

BoC Pegs Economic Growth At Zero

Canada Economy
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This Controversial Chinese Company Wants To 3-D Print Your Next House

Gradient And Staircase
Matjaž Tančič for The WorldPost

Ashley Madison Is Going Public, But Not In Prudish Toronto

Ashley Madison
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CBC Rebrands 'Q' To 'q'

Cbc
CP

Yes, You Read That Right

Protesters Take Part In U.S.-Wide Rally For $15 Minimum Wage

Fast Food Protest 2015
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Protester Attacks ECB President Mario Draghi

Mario Draghi
Bloomberg TV

This Union Is Spending Big To Fight For Low-Wage Workers

Mcdonald
ASSOCIATED PRESS

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This House Built Into Boulders Is Way Nicer Than The Flintstones Bungalow

Arizona Boulder House
Arizona Regional MLS

Real Estate Market Has Officially Hit A Soft Landing: Royal LePage

Sold Sign On House
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Canadian Wheat Board Privatized With Sale To U.S., Saudi Companies

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Toyota Moves Corolla Manufacturing From Canada To Mexico

Corolla
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This? Just A River Running Through A B.C. Mansion

River House Vancouver Island
Luxury BC Homes

Watch Out, Oilsands: U.S. Set To Become Energy Exporter

Fracking North Dakota
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Can People Who Don't Have $1 Million Stay In Vancouver?

Donthave1million
Twitter

Hillary Blasts CEO Pay, Hedge Fund Managers In Campaign Kickoff

Hillary Clinton
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Why Are Airline Seats Shrinking?

Airline Seats
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For First Time Since Financial Crisis, U.S. Beats Canada On Jobs

Hiring
Shutterstock / Nagy-Bagoly Arpad

Condo-Crazed Toronto A Renter's Dream

CEO Slashes $1 Million Salary To Give Lowest-Paid Workers A Raise

Dan Price
Gravity Payments

World's Oils Ranked By Emissions: Where Does Canada Stand?

Alberta Oilsands
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Canada's New Worst Housing Market

► B.C. Target Staffers' 'Closing Time' Rendition Goes Viral

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Canada 'Solid' Despite Everything, IMF Declares

Christine Lagarde
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'Ridiculous' Auction Won't Create 4th Canadian Wireless Player: Analyst

James Moore Spanish Lessons
CP

Aussie Airline Sits Koala In First Class, Because Australia

Koala Qantas
Twitter/Qantas

These Are The 10 Best Jobs of 2015

Mathematician
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