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  • Nearly 50% of Canadian mobile users say their device is on hand 24/7: poll

    December 27, 2013 3:15 PM 10

    TORONTO – If you can’t bear to let your smartphone out of your sight for even a few minutes, you’re not alone. According to the results of a recently released online poll, almost half of Canadian smartphone owners said they keep their device with them pretty much 24/7. About 42 per cent of the respondents in the survey, conducted by Harris-Decima for Rogers

  • Toronto market set to reopen higher, buoyed by U.S. job figures

    December 27, 2013 2:48 PM 7

    TORONTO -- The Toronto stock market opened higher after being closed for two days for Christmas and Boxing Day. The S&P/TSX composite index rose 60.67 points to 13,578.69, while the Canadian dollar dipped 0.41 of a cent to 93.76 cents US. The TSX's gain came as the market digested news that BlackBerry co-founder Mike Lazaridis has cashed in $26 million

  • What They Got: Mississauga condo sells on the first day of listing

    December 27, 2013 2:01 PM 56

    This two-level, one-bedroom condo at City Centre in Mississauga sold for 95 per cent of the listing price on the first day. Location: 223 Webb Dr., Suite 2314, Duke of York Blvd. and Burnhamthorpe Rd. Selling the first day on the market for 95 per cent of the listing price, this two-level one-bedroom condo suite features a den. “This one-of-a kind loft unit at Onyx has had about

  • Dow Jones hits record high for six straight day

    December 27, 2013 1:18 PM 19

    NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rose on Thursday as decent holiday spending data helped the Dow notch another record closing high while benchmark Treasury yields neared a two-year high of 3% after the government reported that fewer Americans sought jobless benefits. Volume was light with most markets around the world closed, but traders who were at their desks

  • Asian markets mixed as trading resumes

    December 27, 2013 11:49 AM 11

    Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 gained 0.9 percent to 16,154.37 as the yen weakened against the dollar, giving a possible boost to exporters. China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite Index shed 1.3 percent to 2,078.96 as concern about a credit shortage in the Chinese interbank market faded. Taipei shares were up 0.3 percent at 8,490.93, and Seoul gained 0.1 percent to 2,003.66. Singapore

  • Money trumps personal growth in New Year’s resolutions

    December 27, 2013 11:04 AM 14

    In a sign of the times, Canadians’ aspirations for growth in 2014 are more financial than personal, according to a new nationwide survey on New Year’s resolutions. Money-related goals were cited by more than a third of adults – 36 per cent – while those related to personal development (say, learning a new skill or volunteering) and relationships (love

  • Nova Scotia pizzeria delivers taste of home — all the way to Fort McMurray

    December 27, 2013 8:26 AM 13

    EDMONTON - For years, oilsands workers in Fort McMurray have been stuffing their suitcases with Acropole pizzas, as well as sticks of Brothers Meats pepperoni and bottles of the Nova Scotia pizzeria’s legendary brown sauce that are key to the pizza’s popularity. While the sauce’s recipe is a secret, Rhonda Cougias — who co-owns Acropole locations with her husband

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    December 27, 2013 8:17 AM 15

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  • Quebec forecast to lag Canada again in 2014

    December 27, 2013 5:02 AM 15

    MONTREAL — Quebec will continue to lag the Canadian economy in 2014, with growth of just 1.8 per cent, compared with a national average of 2.3 per cent. That’s the verdict from forecasters at Desjardins Economics, who point to a slowing housing market and continued pressure on public finances. After a year in which housing starts fell by 25 per cent, optimism

  • Delta Air Lines to honour extremely cheap mistake fares

    December 27, 2013 2:49 AM 10

    NEW YORK — Some lucky fliers capitalized on a computer glitch Thursday and scored some really cheap flights on Delta Air Lines. From about 10 a.m. to noon ET, certain Delta fares on the airline's own website and other airfare booking sites were showing up incorrectly, offering some savvy bargain hunters incredible deals. A roundtrip flight between Cincinnati