Automobiles

Objects in the mirror may be closer than they appear

A few weeks ago I watched Logan, Marvel’s final installment in the Wolverine franchise. When Wolverine saves several horses from oncoming traffic on the highway, the scene is striking—not because of Wolverine’s heroics, but because the trucks look weird. At first, I couldn’t put my finger o ...

With Holistic Approach, Mazda To Introduce Electric Vehicles

Every automaker takes pride in their engines, but few match the passion and conviction shown by Mazda. Mazda has reason to believe it’s on the right track; in 2016, for the fourth year in a row, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency named the company, whose fleet-wide adjusted fuel economy per ...

CAA says 10,000 people may be affected by Equifax hack

TORONTO — Equifax Canada is facing intensifying calls for transparency on its massive cyberhack as the Canadian Automobile Association informs thousands of its members that their data may have been compromised and frustrated consumers ask questions about why they’re being treated worse than the ...

Tech Talk for Friday September 15th

  WAISC Conference The conference was well attended. Good update on developments in the investment industry (particularly in the ETF sector). Conference ends today.   Observations Another missile shot by North Korea over Japan is expected to cause stock market turbulence at the opening. Yesterda ...

Canadian retail giant increases sales in the face of online challenges

As retail chains face an increasingly strong challenge from online shopping, this iconic Canadian retailer appears to be competing with considerable success. In the most recent quarter, overall sales rose at its own stores and at the other retail chains it owns. Earnings easily beat the consensus e ...

Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, September 1, 2017

TOROMONT INDUSTRIES LTD., $53.07, symbol TIH on Toronto, distributes a range of industrial equipment, including machinery made by Caterpillar Inc. It also makes refrigeration systems through its CIMCO business. The stock jumped 18% this week after the company agreed to buy privately held Hewitt Gro ...

Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, September 1, 2017

TOROMONT INDUSTRIES LTD., $53.07, symbol TIH on Toronto, distributes a range of industrial equipment, including machinery made by Caterpillar Inc. It also makes refrigeration systems through its CIMCO business. The stock jumped 18% this week after the company agreed to buy privately held Hewitt Gro ...

The invisible cost of owning a car

CALGARY — Nineteen years ago, Peter Tombrowski and his wife decided that giving up their paid-off vehicle made sense for them and their six-month-old baby. “We were living downtown, and we just weren’t using our car,” says the videographer, standing at a southern Calg ...

Wall Street Stock Forecaster Hotline – Friday, August 25, 2017

WAL-MART STORES INC., $78.63, New York symbol WMT, is the world’s largest retailer, with 11,652 locations in 28 countries. In response to strong competition from online retailer Amazon.com, Wal-Mart has formed a new alliance with Internet search engine Google, a division of ALPHABET INC., Nasdaq ...

Audi to Introduce Solar Roofs, Improve Fuel Efficiency and EV Range

Photo courtesy Audi AG.Audi today announced a plan to increase the range of the company’s electric vehicles by generating onboard solar energy using thin-film solar cells. Audi and its partner, California-based Alta Devices, a subsidiary of the Chinese solar-cell specialist Hanergy, are taking an ...