Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett Partly Financing Burger King-Tim Hortons Deal: WSJ

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada Business

UPDATE, Aug. 26: Burger King has confirmed it will merge with Tim Hortons in an $11 billion deal that will move Burger King headquarters to Canada. ...

Want To Buy A Share Of Buffett's Company? You'll Need $200,000

CP | Josh Funk, The Associated Press | Posted 08.14.2014 | Canada Business

OMAHA, Neb. - The stock price of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway company has topped $200,000 for the first time.Class A shares of Berkshire jumped...

Sam Roberts Blasts Income Inequality, Praises Fela Kuti

HuffPost Canada Music | Karen Bliss | Posted 03.20.2014 | Canada Music

Sam Roberts knows life is good. His band recently released their new album, "Lo-Fantasy," a dance-inducing, synth-injected rock 'n' roll trip -- an...

Debt Default 'A Pure Act Of Idiocy'

CP | Josh Funk, The Associated Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

OMAHA, Neb. - Billionaire Warren Buffett said Wednesday it would be idiocy for the nation's leaders to allow the United States to default on its bills...

Warren Buffett Invests In Oilsands

CBC | Posted 10.15.2013 | Canada Alberta

Warren Buffett has bought into the Alberta oilsands with a stake in Suncor Energy Inc., according to a Securities Exchange Commission filing released ...

RBC's CEO Isn't the Only Boss With an Obscene Salary

Tim Paziuk | Posted 06.11.2013 | Canada Business
Tim Paziuk

In response to the backlash surrounding RBC this week, and in particular, against RBC CEO Gordon Nixon, let's look at how CEOs are compensated. Last year, RBC posted record earnings of $7.5 Billion and CEO Nixon received a pay hike of $2.5 million with millions in stock and option-based awards, incentives, and bonuses -- for meeting or exceeding expectations set out by the board of directors. I thought that was pretty shocking until I read about other CEOs. What makes these people so valuable and worth so much to a company? Someone tell me please. The bottom line is that this type of financial abuse affects everyone.

How Mentoring Can Save Your Company

Mary Donohue | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada Business
Mary Donohue

Over the course of the past six months, I have been investigating the "trickle-down" effect of mentoring in the workplace. The trickle-down effect of mentoring is that it enables employees to be more productive and innovative. This is because behaviour is a function of the relationship between people and the environment.

Why Getting Grandpa Online Could Save His Life

Paul Barter | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

While technology like smartphones, tablets and such seem at first glance to be aimed at the young and hip, it's those in need of replacement hips who will be the biggest winners as technology continues to transform our daily lives bit by byte. When you can Skype with your grandchildren, email your children or keep in touch with old and new friends via Facebook, you don't feel as isolated. For chronic diseases that afflict the elderly, like diabetes and heart disease, there are now so many easy-to-use apps and gadgets to monitor blood-sugar levels, blood pressure and more. Maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks.

Warren Buffett, TransAlta To Build Alberta Gas-Fired Power Plants

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.26.2012 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - TransAlta Corp. and a U.S. company are partnering up to build new natural gas-fired power plants that will help meet burgeoning electricity ...

Warren Buffett-Owned Airline Makes MONSTER Bombardier Deal

CP | Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.12.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Bombardier Inc. shares soared in heavy trading Tuesday following a major deal with one of Warren Buffett's companies, which is poised to bu...

Would You Pay $3.5 Million For Lunch With This Guy?

AP | Josh Funk, The Associated Press | Posted 08.09.2012 | Canada Business

OMAHA, Neb. - The cost to dine with investor Warren Buffett has apparently spiked in value, with one deep-pocketed bidder forking over nearly $3.5 mil...

Canadian Environmentalists Don't Have Time to Be Polite

Matt Price | Posted 07.04.2012 | Canada Politics
Matt Price

Canadians are generally an obedient lot, so what gives with the plan of a group of Canadians to block Warren Buffett's coal trains near Vancouver this Saturday? Those on the train tracks and those standing up for alternatives to the tar sands, while maybe considered radical, might just be the new responsible.

'Dead Wrong'

CP | Josh Funk, The Associated Press | Posted 04.26.2012 | Canada Business

OMAHA, Neb. - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Saturday that he was "dead wrong" with a prediction that the U.S. housing market would begin to...

France's Super-Rich Tell Government: Please Tax Us

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2011 | Canada Business

Some of France's richest people, including the billionaire heiress of L'Oreal SA and the head of oil major Total SA, urged the government to tax them ...