Airlines

Air Canada bows to pressure and lists Taipei as being part of China

MONTREAL — Air Canada has listed the capital of Taiwan as a part of China on its booking website, joining a growing list of air carriers that have bowed to Chinese pressure to isolate the self-ruled island. The Montreal-based airline didn’t immediately respond to questions about what prompted t ...

Growing need for airline pilots boosts Canadian stock

This Canadian stock continues to strengthen its powerful niche in the global aerospace industry. It dominates the world market for flight simulators and is training more and more of the world’s pilots. The company has a strong order backlog of $2.7 billion and expands its expertise with well-targ ...

Easy ways to rack up more travel rewards

—In partnership with Scotiabank— Whether you have an epic dream vacation in mind or just want to see more of the world without breaking the bank, travel rewards can be an excellent way to turn your spending into a windfall of freebies. In theory, at least. For most Cana ...

Tech Talk for Thursday May 3rd 2018

Pre-opening Comments for Thursday May 3rd U.S. equity index futures were lower this morning. S&P 500 futures were down 7 point in pre-opening trade. Index futures moved lower following release of economic news at 8:30 AM EDT. Consensus for first quarter Productivity was an increase of 1.0%. Actual ...

Tech Talk for Friday April 27th 2018

Pre-opening Comments for Friday April 27th Dow Jones Industrial and S&P 500 futures were lower this morning. S&P 500 futures were down 4 points in pre-opening trade. Index futures were virtually unchanged following release of first estimate of U.S. Real GDP. Consensus was growth at a 2.0% rate. Ac ...

8 ways to collect more Air Miles faster and redeem smarter

I’ve been an ad hoc collector of Air Miles for years but never really turned my full attention to upping my balance of points until this year. There had to be more to Air Miles than just showing my card at Shell gas stations and Metro grocery stores and getting a few points when I purchased groce ...

8 ways to collect more Air Miles faster

I’ve been an ad hoc collector of Air Miles for years but never really turned my full attention to upping my balance of points until this year. There had to be more to Air Miles than just showing my card at Shell gas stations and Metro grocery stores and getting a few points when I purchased groce ...

Canadian Tire is expanding its loyalty program

TORONTO — Canadian Tire Corp. says it’s expanding its loyalty program to allow customers to collect and redeem Canadian Tire Money across its various retail brands. The company says starting later this spring, customers will be able to collect points at Sport Chek, Mark’s, Atmosphere and Gas ...

Are stock buybacks better for investors than dividends?

Shutterstock The discussion on dividends versus buybacks has been circulated over many years. Both are forms of distributing profits to shareholders, but they differ in many ways. A dividend provides a (usually) regular cash payment to investors while a share buyback is when a company purchases i ...

This couple can’t stick to their $8,000 monthly budget

Jason* is a 34-year-old cardiologist in the Greater Toronto Area, and his wife, Jessica, is a supply teacher and style blogger. They try to live off an all-in budget of $8,000 a month — “to live comfortably, but not too comfortably” — which to him seems like lots for a dual-income family w ...