A $5 million comma

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Description: Drivers at Oakhurst Dairy in the State of Maine are happy about a missing comma. Oakhurst Dairy has agreed to pay the drivers $5 million in overtime pay to settle a dispute over whether or not the dairy industry was exempt from the overtime provisions of a State law. Drivers had claimed the placement… Read more »

Up go the interest rates

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Description: The major banks in Canada have raised their interest rates following the Bank of Canada’s third recent increase in its lending rate to 1.25%. With positive economic growth and healthy employment levels, the Bank of Canada believed it was a suitable time to raise rates. Lurking in the background, however, is the possibility of… Read more »

Points card combo

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Description: If you are a dedicated points saver, you are probably carrying an array of plastic cards in your wallet or apps or your phone to ensure you don’t miss out on opportunities to earn free stuff from participating merchants. This week you may have welcomed the announcement that Loblaws and Shoppers Drug Mart are… Read more »

Sad day for Canadian Music

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Description: It was a sad day for Canadian music on Wednesday as we found out about the death of Tragically Hip front-man Gord Downie.  At only 53 years old he leaves behind a family, friends and many, many fans. He used his own experience with a brain tumor to raise awareness around a deadly form… Read more »

Bad times in bumping

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Description: You’ve probably seen that viral video of the passenger being dragged off of the United Airlines flight. United has been taking more than a few shots in social media on this one, and perhaps the impact will be felt on its bottom line. And in the past week or so, we have seen discussion… Read more »

A budget for science?

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Description: This week’s federal budget had a number of interesting measures, and one that seems to be very strategic is the announcement of close to $118 million in funding for 25 research chairs in an effort to recruit “top-tier international scholars.” Following the U.S. election and the earlier Brexit vote in Britain, the promise of… Read more »

What do you know about debt?

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Description: More than one third of Canadians don’t realize how beneficial it is to make more than the minimum payment on their consumer debt. According to a recent survey by TransUnion, a credit monitoring organization, 39% of Canadians surveyed didn’t realize the financial benefits of paying more than the minimum required by credit card companies… Read more »

Canada Goose going public?

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Description: On a cold winter’s morning if you are getting set to walk to your early class, you may be one of the many Canadians enjoying the comfort of a warm Canada Goose garment. Of course, at $900 a pop, it often takes the intervention of a generous parent to bring one of these coats… Read more »