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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Consumer group targeting toxic products at discount stores

Consumer group targeting toxic products at discount stores

Bargain stores are great for some products, not so great for others. Everybody likes to get a bargain, after all, but there is that inescapable truth about getting what you pay for. Bargain or not, the customer still expects satisfaction. That depends somewhat on one’s budget and one’s expectations, but barring unforeseen catastrophes such as… Continue Reading

Realtor named CEO of the year by PR group

Realtor named CEO of the year by PR group

The CEO of Canada’s oldest and largest residential real estate company is the latest winner of the Canadian Public Relations Society’s CEO Award of Excellence in Public Relations. Phil Soper of Royal LePage was honoured with the award, first given in 1992, for his work in “defining the company’s vision and communicating it with impact.”… Continue Reading

Does choice of bike-friendly architect signal hope for Toronto’s bike plan?

Does choice of bike-friendly architect signal hope for Toronto’s bike plan?

Toronto will be getting another building from famous London-based architect Norman Foster. Reports have it that he has been hired to design something for the corner of Yonge and Bloor where the old Stollery’s men’s clothing store stood for more than one hundred years. The city already has several Foster buildings, including the Leslie Dan… Continue Reading

S&P fined $1.4 billion for subprime mortgage fraud

S&P fined $1.4 billion for subprime mortgage fraud

The integrity and credibility of one of the three major credit rating agencies that matter, Standard & Poor’s, has been given a severe beating. It is being fined about $1.4 billion for its role in the subprime mortgage crisis of 2008. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the agency that regulates the US financial sector,… Continue Reading

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