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Let's Innovate The Sh*t Out Of The Liberals' Innovation Budget

Michael Cayley | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Business
Michael Cayley

In the hit movie The Martian Matt Damon's character, astronaut Mark Watney, is left in the dust of Mars alone to survive. He realizes that to live, "I'm going to have to science the sh*t out of this." There are some lessons in there for the Trudeau government as they conduct their consultations on Canada's wait-and-see innovation budget.

Walmart Dropping Visa Proves Credit-Card Market Competition Is Vigorous

Mathieu Bédard | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Business
Mathieu Bédard

The fact that Walmart would be able to stop accepting Visa, historically one of the largest operators of credit cards, speaks mountains about the alleged market power of credit-card companies: It is simply not that big. You have significant market power when you are unavoidable, not when one party in the exchange simply wishes your prices would be lower.

The Rise And Fall Of The Megastore

Samer Majzoub | Posted 05.10.2017 | Canada
Samer Majzoub

In cases where big chain stores decide to move to a new market, one might think that the CEO would never sign off on the idea unless thorough "homework" has been done. However, this is not always the case. Some of the big names in the market may have their big move without proper groundwork and a detailed plan to address the requirements of the new venture.

Stock Market Surprises Of 2015: Online Businesses Win, Oil And Gas Lose

CP | Marley Jay, The Associated Press | Posted 12.31.2016 | Canada Business

New media companies like Netflix became more valuable than established media companies like CBS.

Is Online Shopping the Future of Retail?

Andrew Tai | Posted 03.23.2015 | Canada Business
Andrew Tai

Like it or not, online shopping is a big deal, and to dismiss it as something trivial is short-sighted at best. The question is, will there be a point in time when shopping will become a completely digital experience? Maybe not too soon, but the possibility is definitely there. Here's why:

If We Can't Say 'Merry Christmas' in Canada, Multiculturalism Failed

Christopher Stuart Taylor | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada Living
Christopher Stuart Taylor

I wonder: since when did "Merry Christmas" become a political statement especially in multicultural Canada? Multiculturalism is a complete and utter failure in Canada when it is politically incorrect to say "Merry Christmas" without pausing and wondering if they may or may not be offended?

Wal-Mart's $50-Billion for the U.S. Economy Is the Least it Can Do

Jana Schilder | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada Business
Jana Schilder

When Wal-Mart is spearheading a manufacturing renaissance in the U.S., you know that the recession is dragging on. Since 2008, many economists have noted that this is the "jobless recovery." I know people who used to have one living wage job, who now have several part-time jobs and are scrambling every month to make ends meet.

LinkedIn is Linked to the Best Type of Ads; Facebook Faceplants

Paul Barter | Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

Facebook is learning that what people like to chat about when they should be working isn't a very effective way to match ads to eyeballs. LinkedIn on the other hand has a very specific type of advertising structure, and one that works very well: job postings. Is there an ad people want to see more than one promising a better career?

Wal-Mart Aims High And Low As Middle Class Shrinks

The Globe and Mail | Posted 11.15.2011 | Canada Business

The pressured middle class is starting to reshape the aisles at the Canadian outlets of the world's largest retailer. Discounter Wal-Mart Canada Corp....