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Feb 03 2016

Persistence pays off for Lowe’s with Rona takeover

By Noah Zivitz, Managing Editor
The day begins with the announcement that Lowe's will buy home improvement chain Rona.
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Frances Horodelski
Dec 01 2015

'Tis the season for giving

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, two days dedicated to shopping and consumerism, today is #givingtuesday – a global day dedicated to giving back. The holiday season is about giving and as we move through this month, think about those whose needs might be greater than yours and try to do something about it.
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Frances Horodelski
Nov 25 2015

Will the weak loonie help or hurt Canada's Black Friday sales

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Today, we’ll focus on the Canadian dollar’s weakness and how that could help and hurt shopping activity here in Canada as we move into Black Thursday and Cyber Monday.
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Frances Horodelski
Oct 15 2015

The bulls are running

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
The bulls point to earnings (outside of Wal-Mart) which aren’t bad, the technical picture, the sentiment, the cash, the M&A, the easiness, the lack of alternatives, dividend yields above the 10-year, the benefit of lower energy prices, the price/earnings multiple below the 15 year average and the list goes on.
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Michael Kane
Sep 10 2015

New Apple gear and retail earnings

By Michael Kane, Anchor
Shares of Apple Inc. are up just 0.27% in pre-market, not nearly recouping the drop yesterday during which the company's new gadgets were unveiled.
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Michael Kane
Jul 27 2015

To beer or not to beer

By Michael Kane, Anchor
Unaware that the term “hipster” had resurfaced in my life, until a currently-popular performer mocked them in one of her songs, one of my colleagues brought me up to date. Among the interesting marketing angles, my friend - a self-described hipster - told me that Pabst Blue Ribbon is a beer of choice for this consumer niche.
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Frances Horodelski
May 20 2015

Retail earnings and oil inventories

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
On BNN today we have Jeff Rubin on his latest book “The Carbon Bubble”, the Chairman and CEO of TheScore joins The Business News for a chat on the changing landscape of digital media, Business Day PM is investigating crowd sourcing and we’ll also have some options strategies for bank earnings which begin reporting on May 27th.
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Frances Horodelski
Jan 15 2015

It is a day of stories

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
The bigger story today is the Swiss Franc as the Swiss National Bank gave up from its multi-year strategy (since 2011) to weaken the Swiss Franc by removing the 1.20 CHF to the euro cap.
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