Westjet expands in Quebec

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Description: In a move that challenges rival Air Canada, WestJet has announced it is expanding operations in the Province of Quebec. Westjet is adding over 100 new flights to its roster there, hoping to draw both business and leisure travelers through lower fares. Air Canada is expected to fight back, though low fares will be… Read more »

Goodbye to deferred charges

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Description:  At one time, mutual fund companies dominated the retail sales market for mutual funds. And part of those days were big deferred sales charges (DSC) levied when retail investors wanted to cash in their holdings. But many players in the industry have moved away from deferred charges, to the point where Globe and Mail… Read more »

Mobile gaming rewards

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Description:  McGill grad Jeremy Zuckerman is looking to disrupt the world of mobile gaming. He plans a unique strategy of paying cash rewards to players of games offered by his company WINR Games. Success does not come easily in this $21 billion industry, so it will be interesting to see if Jeremy’s reward ploy works… Read more »

Google ad revenue misses target

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Description: It’s big. Real big;  Big like  $16.52 billion. And it’s up 20% from last year. But Google’s third quarter advertising revenue failed to meet analysts expectations, while its key metric of cost-per-click continued a downward trend. Source: Globe and Mail.com Date: October 16, 2014 Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-business/us-business/googles-profit-slips-misses-estimates/article21131630/ Questions for Discussion: 1) So what exactly are… Read more »