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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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Nov 28 2014

Choose your stampede -- oil or barbies?

By Greg Bonnell, Reporter
The retail stampede on both sides of the border is well underway as we await the return of American traders and what’s shaping up to be a stampede-of-sorts out of U.S. energy stocks.
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Michael Kane
Nov 07 2014

Mike Myers stumps for Sears Canada

By Michael Kane, Anchor
Will Sears Canada disappear? Not if Mike Myers has anything to say about it.
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Frances Horodelski
Aug 20 2014

Buy the rumour, sell the news?

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
In today’s news we have another group of retailers reporting with Lowe’s reporting a slight beat and affirming its outlook but lowering its same store sales outlook to 3.5% from 4%, although the street is already at 3.4%. Staples also reported a modest beat although same store sales were -5% versus an estimate of -3.3%. Target reported results that misses slightly, but more importantly the company dropped third quarter expectations by about 25-40% to 40-50 cents from the street’s 66 cents (ouch).
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Frances Horodelski
Apr 07 2014

M&A Monday, Potash CEO steps down

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
After Friday's collapse of the recent market favourites (internet, social media, biotech, semiconductors), the question now is "what's next"?
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Frances Horodelski
Mar 27 2014

Lululemon outlook disappoints, but stock pops

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Lululemon came in with an outlook for fiscal 2014 (ending January 2015) at $1.80 to $1.90.
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