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Jesse Ferreras is associate news editor of trends and traffic for The Huffington Post Canada. He was previously an online editor at canada.com and the Pique Newsmagazine in Whistler.

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A World Mapped According To Wealth Looks Very Different

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2016 | 11:39 AM

Any map of the world shows what it looks like by land size.

They simply don't capture how much power individual countries wield, financially or otherwise.

Enter Max Galka. The New York-based data visualizer has designed an interactive map showing precisely how the world would change...

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NewLeaf Travel To Fly With Lawsuits Clinging To Its Wheels

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2016 | 11:32 AM

A new Canadian air carrier is set to make its first flight next week with legal woes clinging to its wheels.

A passenger rights advocate wants the Federal Court of Appeal to slap Winnipeg-based startup NewLeaf Travel with an injunction before it's set to...

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Canadian Economy Is Looking Worse. You Can Blame These 2 Things.

(34) Comments | Posted July 22, 2016 | 4:50 PM

Is Canada's economy in bad shape? That depends on who you ask.

Reuters spoke with about 40 analysts and found that the country's economic outlook is worse than it was just a few months ago — with two factors particularly to blame.

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The Toronto Stock Exchange Is Doing The Best It Has In Almost A Year

(2) Comments | Posted July 21, 2016 | 9:06 PM

The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) is beating Wall Street as it posts some of the best results it has seen in nearly a year.

The S&P/TSX Composite Index closed at 14,566 on Thursday, CBC News reported.

That number is 56 points below a one-year high that the index...

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Canada's Most Expensive Cities To Rent An Office Rank High In North America

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2016 | 6:34 PM

People often think of New York and San Francisco when they talk of expensive places to do business in North America — but they'd also be right on the money if they considered Toronto or Vancouver.

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Toronto's financial district at dusk. (Photo:...

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Canada's Skills Shortage Really Isn't As Bad As In Other Countries

(2) Comments | Posted July 21, 2016 | 3:56 PM

It's no secret that Canada is facing a skills shortage.

The Great White North is set to see as many as 218,000 new tech jobs over the next four years, but doesn't have anyone to fill them, according to a report from the Information and Communications Technology Council...

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Canada Real Estate: Homeowners Are Stuck On A Broken Property Ladder

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2016 | 9:37 AM

Matthew and Vanessa Pitcairn are fast outgrowing their apartment in the Vancouver suburb of Richmond.

Matt was born in the city. A fixture in the community, he works for the local chamber of commerce and ran for school board in 2014; Vanessa, who works for the city, moved to Richmond...

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Canadian Retirees Are Better Off Than American Ones, Study Says

(10) Comments | Posted July 20, 2016 | 4:42 PM

Retired Canadians really do have it better than their southern cousins do.

At least according to the 2016 Global Retirement Index, anway.

The index ranks various countries based on factors like residents' post-career finances, health, material well-being and quality of life.

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WestJet CEO Says National Carbon Tax Could 'Kill' His Industry

(48) Comments | Posted July 20, 2016 | 3:48 PM

The CEO of one of Canada's major airlines says a national carbon tax could "kill" his industry if the government isn't careful.

At least one economist says he's "hilariously wrong."

WestJet CEO Gregg Saretsky told the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) conference on Tuesday that his company is working with...

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Calgary Office Vacancy Reaches Historic High

(2) Comments | Posted July 20, 2016 | 8:58 AM

Office tower vacancies in downtown Calgary were bad before. Now they're worse than anywhere else in Canada.

So says a report from commercial real estate firm CBRE, which pegged the overall office vacancy rate at a historic high of 22.2 per cent at the end of the second quarter.

That...

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Canada's Most Expensive Cities To Rent In May Surprise You

(20) Comments | Posted July 19, 2016 | 4:56 PM

Calgary's apartment sales slumped last month, falling by over a fifth of what they were at this time last year.

But the city is still one of Canada's priciest when it comes to renting apartments.

Cowtown was third on the list of most expensive places to rent a one-bedroom unit...

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Donald Trump's Childhood House Hits The Market In New York

(3) Comments | Posted July 19, 2016 | 8:47 AM

Donald Trump has his sights set on the White House.

But his life began in a smaller, Tudor-style home, in the New York borough of Queens. A home that is now yours to own for the low, low price of C$2.1 million (US$1.65 million).

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Venezuela Food Shortages Have People Packing The Border To Grab Groceries

(6) Comments | Posted July 18, 2016 | 5:20 PM

As many as 135,000 people in Venezuela have been left with no choice but to leave the country to find basic groceries.

Pictures show Venezuelans packing the Simon Bolivar international bridge to Colombia, just so they could pick up food, toiletries and medicine last week, BBC News...

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Watching Porn At Starbucks To Be Blocked After McDonald's Did The Same

(11) Comments | Posted July 18, 2016 | 5:06 PM

Up until recently, you could have entered a Starbucks for a chai tea latte, an oat fudge bar ... and some porn-watching in one of its comfy leather seats.

But that all ended Friday, when a company spokesperson said the coffee chain would be installing filters that keep customers from...

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Vancouver, Toronto Home Prices Being Hiked By Foreign Money, BMO Says

(52) Comments | Posted July 15, 2016 | 8:39 AM

Is foreign money the driving factor behind skyrocketing home prices in Toronto and Vancouver?

Yes, if you ask BMO chief economist Douglas Porter.

He issued a chart Friday in an effort to confirm the role of foreign money in rising property values.

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Best Netflix Streaming Browser May Not Be The One You Think It Is

(5) Comments | Posted July 14, 2016 | 7:12 PM

If you use Google Chrome or Firefox to watch Netflix, then you could be missing out.

On Wednesday, Microsoft released data arguing that its Edge browser is the best option for streaming Netflix content.

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Netflix logo on a device. (Photo: Bloomberg...

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Hyperloop Pod Design By Waterloo Students To Be Tested Next Month

(3) Comments | Posted July 14, 2016 | 4:43 PM

A team of whiz kids from the University of Waterloo are heading to California to test a pod that could form part of a new, high-speed train in the coming years.

The students, known as team "Waterloop," designed a prototype as part of the SpaceX Hyperloop...

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Lottery Winner's Newfoundland Mansion Has Sat Unsold For 4 Years

(13) Comments | Posted July 13, 2016 | 7:03 PM

Jim MacIsaac had one of the luckiest days of his life when he won the lottery 14 years ago.

But his luck appears to have run out in the course of trying to sell a home he bought with his winnings.

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The ex-salesman from Corner...

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Cord-Cutting In Canada Isn't Hurting Cable Companies' Bottom Lines Too Badly

(16) Comments | Posted July 13, 2016 | 5:08 PM

The pace of cord-cutting almost doubled in Canada last year.

It still wasn't enough to make much of a dent in cable companies' profits.

That's according to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). The broadcast regulator released financial info Wednesday showing that the number of Canadian cable subscriptions fell...

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Vancouver's Home Price Increase In June Was Its Biggest On Record: Teranet-National Bank

(20) Comments | Posted July 13, 2016 | 3:34 PM

The average price of a Canadian home is growing. And the Great White North has four cities to thank for that.

Because without them, home prices would be dropping, according to data released by Teranet-National Bank on Wednesday.

The Teranet-National Bank National Composite Home Price Index for June...

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