Category Archives: Business

RIM pins hopes on Blackberry 10 Business

Compiled by Andrew Schopp Research in Motion has placed all its chips on the release of the new BlackBerry 10 smartphone and operating platform. Once the pinnacle of the mobile communications industry, Waterloo-based RIM has struggled to keep pace with the hipper and more user-friendly iPhone and Android smart phones. In the release of RIM’s

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Underground economy worth billions Business, News, Uncategorized

Compiled by Helen Surgenor Canada’s underground economy was worth up to $35 billion in 2009, said Statistics Canada—and that doesn’t include revenues from illegal operations, drugs or prostitution. According to the report, “the three most significant sectors in terms of underground economy activity were construction (29 per cent), retail trade (20 per cent) and accommodation

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Executive pay freeze proposed by province Business, News

By Shylo Adams Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan announced Thursday that the provincial government will propose a cap on compensation for public service executives and a two-year pay freeze for managers. “Here in Ontario we’re working hard to eliminate the deficit,” Duncan said. “As we work towards balancing our budget we have made a choice

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