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Show entries from: March 2012 returned 234 result(s).

Canadians flocking to U.S. airports in search of cheap fares

Published: 3/24/2012 12:57:00 PM - Author: none
'In Ottawa, Canadians are driving nearly four hours to catch cheap flights in Syracuse, N.Y. In Regina, residents are travelling five hours to the airport in Minot, N.D.

It’s part of a growing exodus to U.S. border airports by Canadians going out of their way for big travel savings. Syracuse and Minot are just two examples of U.S. cities luring price-sensitive travellers in a cross-border shopping rush for airfare bargains...'

Career Mash: Fast Facts

Published: 3/24/2012 12:54:00 PM - Author: none
'Useful facts about Canada Tech, Canada Tech Educatiion and Canada Women In Tech:...'

Facebook warns employers not to demand passwords from job applicants

Published: 3/24/2012 12:43:00 PM - Author: none
'Facebook is warning employers not to demand the passwords of job applicants, saying that it's an invasion of privacy that opens companies to legal liabilities.

The social networking company is also threatening legal action against those who violate its long-standing policy against sharing passwords...'

Is it time to lock-in your mortgage? Bank of Montreal economists say yes

Published: 3/24/2012 12:40:00 PM - Author: none
'...Both Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Carney have recently flagged the danger to the economy of Canadians becoming increasingly indebted, mostly through taking advantage of low rates to buy homes or take out home equity loans. Household debt to disposable annual income is above 150 per cent and likely to rise further toward the 160 per cent level that preceded the housing collapse in the U.S., say analysts...'

Liberals to sell off 8 buildings and Ontario Northland rail service

Published: 3/24/2012 12:37:00 PM - Author: none
'The cash-strapped province has announced plans to wind down the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission and sell eight government buildings ahead of next week's budget, in a move that could affect hundreds of workers across the north.

The Liberal government, facing a $16-billion deficit this year, said Friday it will sell off the northern train service's assets and cancel the train that runs between Toronto and Cochrane, replacing it with enhanced bus service...'

Housing prices continued to rise in February, but rate slowing: CREA

Published: 3/24/2012 12:34:00 PM - Author: none
'Canada's booming housing market may be topping out ahead of the key spring home buying season as price increases are slowing even in the country's hottest areas, according to the country's largest real estate organization.

The Canadian Real Estate Association says a survey of five major housing markets showed prices continued to rise in February, but the rate of increases was down...'

QuickList: February inflation rates for Canadian provinces, territories

Published: 3/24/2012 12:32:00 PM - Author: none
'Canada's national inflation rate was 2.6 per cent in February, Statistics Canada says. Here's what happened in the provinces and territories. (Previous month in brackets):...'

QuickList: Inflation rates for selected Canadian cities during February

Published: 3/24/2012 12:29:00 PM - Author: none
'Canada's national annual inflation rate was 2.6 per cent in February, Statistics Canada says. The agency also released rates for major cities, but cautioned that figures may fluctuate widely because they are based on small statistical samples (Previous month in brackets):...'

Ontario drops rates for wind and solar power but consumer bills keep rising

Published: 3/24/2012 12:27:00 PM - Author: none
'Ontario's Liberal government announced Thursday it would lower the premiums it pays for future wind and solar energy projects, but electricity bills will keep rising...'

Canadian economy still moving ahead slowly but recovery remains fragile

Published: 3/24/2012 12:24:00 PM - Author: none
'The Canadian economy showed signs of life Thursday amid reports that both consumer confidence and retail sales crept higher in recent months, however economists warned there are still challenges ahead.

BMO Capital Markets senior economist Benjamin Reitzes said it will be up to the improving U.S. economy to drag Canada along this year as domestic demand remains weak.

"It is tough to see where we are going to get significant growth in Canada," Reitzes said...'
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