How about those fees for flying?

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Description: Air Canada recently reported its best quarter in corporate history. No doubt all those extra fees airline customers have to pay fit somewhere into that profitable picture. In the US, this so-called ancillary income – where it is disclosed – is up from $2.5 billion back in 2005 to $31.5 billion for 2013. That’s… Read more »

K-cup versus Club

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Description:¬† They’ve transformed the coffee world, these single-serve brewing units like Kuerig and Tassimo. And now a Toronto company, Club Coffee LP, is suing Kuerig Green Mountain Inc for alleged anti-competitive practices. Club Coffee makes its own pods which are compatible with the Kuerig machines. And the patent on the K-Cup technology has expired. But… Read more »

Welcome back to school; and welcome to more debt

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Where did the summer go? That might be one of the questions both students and parents are asking themselves as students head off to campus¬† for another year of university. Along with meeting friends – old and new – registering for classes, buying textbooks and engaging in extracurricular activities, students are buzzing around campuses already,… Read more »