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Think outside the box with value investing

Will these cats start climbing? (Flickr)   The world is a wonderful place full of strange, quirky, and unusual people. They can provide an extra spice that makes life fun. Around these parts they like to mix their portfolio strategies, mashing up value investing peanut butter with momentum choco ...

Loblaw closing 22 stores and launching home delivery

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Brampton: Loblaw Companies Ltd. says it has finalized a plan that will result in the closure of 22 unprofitable stores across a range of its banners and formats. The decision comes as the retailer plans to bring home delivery services to two of the country’s biggest cities in t ...

Why do people keep messing with my points?

It’s been a tumultuous year for some of Canada’s top loyalty card plays. Blame it on the growing value companies see in consumer data. And don’t expect it to turn Canadians off loyalty plans; industry experts insist we just love them too much to dial back. The latest change —a marriage o ...

Bottleneck thinking

While getting set-up with a gym membership recently, the salesperson asked a question that made me pause: “What is the barrier to you signing up today?” It was a really good question and a good example of bottleneck thinking—namely, that you must first focus on the limiting factor, the part o ...

A fix for No Fly List Kids

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the government is working to resolve ongoing airport hassles children face due to security snags — and passing a federal bill now before Parliament is the first step. Families from the group known as the No Fly List Kids came to Ottawa to make their case ...

We grade 200 Canadian blue chip stocks for 2018

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Best Canadian Stocks 2018: All Stars

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Supreme Court rejects perjury appeals by Mounties linked to taser death

Without giving reasons, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed Monday the appeals of two former RCMP officers convicted of perjury following the death of Robert Dziekanski after he was tasered at Vancouver’s airport in 2007. Cpl. Benjamin (Monty) Robinson and Const. Kwesi Millington were among fou ...

Delegation urges Trudeau to pressure Mexico on homicides, disappearances

The body of Mexican journalist Edgar Daniel Esqueda Castro was discovered exactly a week before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s address in the Mexican Senate last Friday. His body was found in the central state of San Luis Potosi, in an open area outside an airport. Reports say the photographer ...

What the Sears Canada closure means for you

Sears Canada’s liquidation was approved earlier this month, meaning the Canadian retailer will be closing its doors for good after 65 years of operation. As the liquidation period approaches (starting Oct. 19, 2017 and running until Jan. 21, 2018), there are many things shoppers need to know abou ...