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What needs to happen before Canadian bank stocks rally

Solid third quarter earnings and even better year-to-date results, coupled with a lacklustre share price performance so far in 2017, have Canadian bank stocks looking like pretty good value these days. That has some investors looking forward to a rally in the near future, but a few issues might need to be sorted out before that happens. Darko Mihelic, a …

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‘Death by Amazon’: Why some retailers are withstanding the onslaught

TORONTO — Amazon.com Inc.’s purchase of Whole Foods Market Inc. last month has pushed an already nervous retail sector into a collective panic not seen since the great recession. Old-guard retailers are furiously transforming their business models in an attempt to compete against the Seattle-based online giant, while analysts and investors are scouring quarterly sales figures, wondering if any retailers …

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As Sears Canada head moves to launch bid, wife’s role in company raises questions

TORONTO — As Sears Canada executive chairman Brandon Stranzl prepares to launch a bid for the ailing department store chain, questions persist as to how his wife was able to secure an executive role with the retailer that lasted for more than a year and ended weeks before the company filed for bankruptcy protection. Jennifer Stranzl worked as the company’s …

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Putin’s Venezuela: How Moscow is grabbing oil assets through loans to Caracas

Caracas/Houston — Venezuela’s unraveling socialist government is increasingly turning to ally Russia for the cash and credit it needs to survive – and offering prized state-owned oil assets in return, sources familiar with the negotiations told Reuters. As Caracas struggles to contain an economic meltdown and violent street protests, Moscow is using its position as Venezuela’s lender of last resort …

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John Summers: Ottawa Lawyer Perpetuates Abuse Against Sick Elderly Woman

Is it really true that the world is coming to an end? This is the million dollar question that many people have been asking for a very long time now and conspiracy theorists will straight away answer in the affirmative. A look at the situation involving an elderly woman, Dezrin Carby-Samuels and her son, Raymond being subjected to all forms …

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U.S. Government Withdraws Request Ordering Twitter to Identify Trump Critic

The legal battle between Twitter and the U.S. government ended Friday, after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) withdrew its demand that the tech company release information to identify an account holder whose tweets are critical of President Donald Trump on Twitter. The lawsuit threatened to become a major battle over free speech between Silicon Valley and Washington. But it …

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Toronto’s Trump Tower sells for $298M

A Canadian judge on Thursday approved the sale of the Donald Trump-branded Toronto hotel and condo tower to its main debt holder after no other bids were submitted for the troubled building. Justice GlennHainey of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice approved the $298 million “stalking horse” bid from San Diego investment firm JCF Capital ULC. The Trump Organization had …

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Brooke Henderson Feels her Game is Really Close

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — It seems like Brooke Henderson can’t win. That’s in the figurative sense because the 19-year-old from Smiths Falls has proven she is one of the world’s best. She’s won three times on the LPGA Tour. She beat world No. 1 Lydia Ko in a playoff with one of the best pressure shots in Canadian golf history …

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Argos Name Coaches

TORONTO – A little more than three weeks after officially hiring Marc Trestman, the new Toronto Argonauts head coach finalized his staff for the 2017 season. While some might consider it a rag-tag crew due to the circumstances — the Argos had not yet hired Trestman when the deadline for talking to coaches currently under CFL contract came and went in January …

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Dr Jerry Tenenbaum Scams Sick Old Lady – And Other Patients

There are certain things that bring total disbelief to even the most sceptic individual and that includes a doctor scamming his or her patients alongside government regulators and taxpayers. It is not surprising that people tend to regard such information as false and unfounded. This is simply due to the fact that the medical profession is held in such high …

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