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Markets are in turmoil. Where should you invest your RRSP?

It’s RRSP time again, only this year it’s a little different. The recent turbulence in the stock markets has left a lot of people wondering where they should be investing their money these days. For the past several years it’s been a relatively simple decision. Buy stocks, especially U.S. shares. Then sit back and watch the money roll in. It …

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Canada’s Meagan Duhamel, Eric Radford win bronze in Olympic figure skating pairs

GANGNEUNG — Hometown Glory was the name and the aim of the program, and Canadian skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford delivered a superb rendition on the biggest, most glorious stage their sport offers. Duhamel is from Lively, Ont., Radford from Winnipeg. Their hometowns were surely ablaze with pride and revelling in glory on Thursday as the veteran skaters capped …

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Canada’s Meagan Duhamel, Eric Radford win bronze in Olympic figure skating pairs

GANGNEUNG — Hometown Glory was the name and the aim of the program, and Canadian skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford delivered a superb rendition on the biggest, most glorious stage their sport offers. Duhamel is from Lively, Ont., Radford from Winnipeg. Their hometowns were surely ablaze with pride and revelling in glory on Thursday as the veteran skaters capped …

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Facebook losing friends as Snapchat courts younger users

Facebook Inc. is losing its swagger with young users, who are increasingly migrating to rival platforms including Snap Inc.’s Snapchat, according to a new study. Facebook will lose 2 million users under 25 in the U.S. this year while Snapchat will add 1.9 million, EMarketer Inc. said Monday, citing its own report. Facebook usage among kids younger than 12 will …

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Lull in Toronto’s housing gives buyers the upper hand

The dip in Toronto’s housing market means there’s a different dynamic at play between sellers and buyers this year. An analysis by Zoocasa shows more neighbourhoods have become buyer’s markets — areas where there is enough competition among sellers that buyers have more choice and more room for negotiation — conditions that simply weren’t on the table in heated January …

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Canada suffers biggest job loss in nine years

Dismal Canadian job numbers Friday capped off a week of rough financial news, including jaw-dropping volatility on stock markets in Canada and around the globe. Statistics Canada reported record part-time job losses in January that gave Canada’s labour market its biggest one-month drop since the last recession in 2009 — after which stock markets began their bull run. The loss …

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Drought in India curtails chickpea crop, leads to spike in hummus prices

LONDON—British shoppers began noticing in recent weeks that hummus prices were up significantly. The cause: a drought thousands of miles away. Insufficient rains in India have resulted in several years of poor harvests of chickpeas, the main ingredient in hummus. The country, by far the world’s largest producer of chickpeas, grows the legume mostly for domestic consumption. But worse-than-expected harvests …

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Three Canadian solar panel companies sue U.S. over tariffs

Three Canadian solar panel manufacturers have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government over the 30 per cent tariff it set on solar cell imports last month. Ontario-based Silfab Solar Inc., Heliene Inc., and Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., along with U.S.-based distributor Canadian Solar (USA) Inc., filed the challenge at the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York on …

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EU steps on Christian Louboutin’s red-soled shoe in branding battle

LONDON—Can you trademark a colour? French shoe designer Christian Louboutin — known for sky-high stiletto shoes with scarlet soles that can sell for upward of $1,000 — has been trying to do so for years. Louboutin first grabbed his assistant’s red nail polish and applied it to the outsoles of a shoe a quarter century ago. Since then, he has …

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Important Things You Need to Know About EMF Radiation

We all love technology. In fact, we can’t live without the latest technology. People across the world are addicted to making calls and using cell phones to browse social media. The latest technology is also used in workplaces and health facilities. Visit any office and the first thing you see is a computer. Any electrical appliance that uses power emits …

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