Nasdaq applies to operate stock exchange in Canada + MORE Oct 12th

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CIBC dives back into tech sector with Wellington Financial acquisition + MORE Jan 8th

Deal allows CIBC to bulk up and launch new business line, servicing growing tech companies .... More »

Premarket: Global stocks claw back losses but set for second weekly fall Nov 17th

Longest weekly losing streak since August; European stocks sluggish as earnings disappoint .... More »
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Understanding Bitcoin and the frenzy behind the digital currency + MORE Dec 8th

CALGARY _ The bitcoin frenzy shows no sign of letting up, with the price of the digital currency topping US$17,000 Friday and bitcoin futures set to start trading on Sunday. Here’s a look at what bitcoin is and why there’s so much excitement around it. So what is bitcoin? It’s a fa.... More »
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CEO Suzanne West vows to pursue greener path after oil firm splits with backers + MORE Nov 25th

CALGARY _ One of the few female CEOs in the Canadian oilpatch says she is looking forward to creating a “clean hydrocarbons” company after she parted ways with the American financial backers of her oil and gas producing firm. Suzanne West said Friday her company, Imaginea Energy Corp., h.... More »

Loblaw closing 22 stores, launching home delivery ahead of ‘difficult year’ + MORE Nov 15th

VANCOUVER _ Loblaw Companies Ltd. is closing 22 stores and launching home delivery in two major Canadian cities, ahead of what it believes will be a challenging new year. The grocery and pharmacy giant has finalized a plan that will result in the closure of 22 unprofitable stores across a range of i.... More »
VANCOUVER — Beeru Mannan owns two Freshii locations in British Columbia with his brother, and the duo plan to open another pair of the chain’s restaurants in the province next year.
The veteran franchisee, who’s been affiliated with three other brands previously, was drawn to Freshii’s focus on healthy dining options. Standing in his Burnaby, B.C., location while employees prepped fresh vegetables in the kitchen, Mannan said he believed it was an up-and-coming chain in the health food segment that could grow exponentially.
The brothers are two of many Canadians running the 78,000 franchise units in the country that fall under some 1,300 brand names, including Freshii, according to the Canadian Franchise Association.
People looking to join their ranks want to be their own boss, enjoy the flexibility that comes along with that, and desire direct control over their financial investment, according to survey responses compiled by the CFA.
Prospective franchisees should research the company, build an emergency fund and closely read the fine print on all documents before making a big capital investment, according to franchisees and industry insiders…

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The head of Canada’s biggest securities regulator says its staff have reviewed an application by Nasdaq Inc. to operate a stock exchange in Canada, but it hasn’t yet come before the board.

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News1130Lights, camera, inaction: Auditor says Alberta fails to monitor film, TV grantsNews1130EDMONTON – The auditor general says Alberta's multimillion-dollar grant program for film and TV productions has been abused because of loose rules and poor oversight. Merwan Saher says grant recipients have been breaking the rules by hiring people …Alberta television and film industry grant lacked financial oversight: Auditor GeneralEdmonton Journalall 7 news articles »

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Wall Street edges along on tepid bank earnings, media stocks drag

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