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  • What's next for the Big Three US carmakers?

    January 13, 2014 12:13 AM 19

    With the spectre of government bailouts behind them, the big three US carmakers - General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler - are looking ahead to what's next in Detroit at this year's annual car show, which gets under way on Monday. When I picked up my rental car - a Ford this time, having learned last year that one does not show up to the signature US car show in a foreign

  • experts

    January 12, 2014 9:11 PM 18

    The lack of new foreign players means Tuesday’s wireless auction likely won’t bring in as much revenue as expected to federal coffers — or the increased competition that Canadian consumers want, experts say. The previous auction in 2008 raised $4.3 billion and ushered in a host of new players: Wind Mobile, Mobilicity, Public Mobile, Videotron and Eastlink

  • Traders look to latest reading on economy after jobs shock, earnings reports

    January 12, 2014 1:59 PM 18

    TORONTO - Traders will likely be cautious this week as investors try to decide if a huge miss on job creation expectations last month indicates the U.S. economy has run into a rough patch. Also, the fourth quarter earnings reporting season kicks into gear and investors will take in reports from major financial institutions and other market bellwethers

  • Canada Post workers collect signatures to save jobs

    January 11, 2014 9:56 PM 18

    Canada Post workers dismayed about cuts to urban mail delivery gathered at the forks Saturday afternoon. They've been distributing informational pamphlets and gathering signatures from people interested in stopping the cuts. Postal workers have also been making the rounds in St. Vital and plan to visit other neighbouhoods across Winnipeg this winter

  • Salt trumped lingerie as hottest item under tree this year

    January 11, 2014 9:44 AM 18

    A Christmas coated in ice for most Canadians put salt ahead of lingerie on many last-minute wish lists this year, experts say. Women’s fashion brands from La Senza to Reitmans bore a disproportionate share of the pain stemming from the late December ice storms that had many heading for Canadian Tire or Rona rather than the mall. With December sales dropping

  • Windsor's unemployment rate saw significant fall in December

    January 11, 2014 9:26 AM 20

    Windsor’s unemployment rate is no longer in the top five across the country. During a news conference Friday morning, Mayor Eddie Francis revealed Windsor’s unemployment rate dipped to 7.8 per cent in December. It’s a sharp drop from November’s rate of 8.5 per cent. Statistics Canada says the Canadian economy lost 45,900 jobs in December and the unemployment

  • Canada Post and its CEO apologize for delivery delays

    January 11, 2014 5:52 AM 21

    Crown corporation announces creation of new alert system to notify residents of delays due to weather. Canada Post is apologizing for failing to notify customers of delivery delays over the past three weeks, and is implementing a new alert system to keep them better informed. “We should have notified those customers, and that’s why we’re apologizing

  • Pierre Karl Péladeau and Julie Snyder announce split

    January 11, 2014 3:52 AM 18

    One of Quebec’s highest-profile couples is splitting up, as Pierre Karl Péladeau, 52, and Julie Snyder, 46, announced Friday evening that they are going their separate ways after about 10 years together. Péladeau is a media mogul who is on the board of Quebecor Media while Snyder is a well-known TV host. “For the good of their kids who they love profoundly

  • Target data breach total rises to up to 110 million

    January 11, 2014 1:30 AM 41

    The massive data breach at Target over the holiday season is potentially much worse than the retailer first reported — as many as 110 million people may have had their identity and financial information compromised, the retailer says. It remains unclear just how many individuals are affected and how. The company's ongoing investigation found that up to 70 million

  • Holiday season left Canada's retailers feeling shortchanged, early numbers show

    January 10, 2014 11:40 PM 20

    TORONTO - Early signs from retailers suggest that Canadian holiday sales were nothing to celebrate in 2013 as more shoppers hunted for discounts and retailers slashed prices to move inventory. Both Sears and Target said lower sales in Canada pressured results in the fourth quarter, a sobering outlook that could be echoed in financial reports from other