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Apple tops BlackBerry in Canadian sales

Research in Motion’s home-country advantage has worn off amongst Canadian consumers. For the first time, its BlackBerry is no longer the top selling smartphone in the country, according to data compiled by research firm IDC and Bloomberg. Apple’s wildly popular iPhone device took the top spot for 2011 with sales of 2.85 million devices in […]

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Home Sales Rise

Canadian home sales climbed in February after a soft January and price gains picked up speed, confirming the country’s housing market remains buoyant and a potential concern for bubble-wary policymakers. February existing home sales in Canada grew by 1.4% from a month earlier, Canadian Real Estate Association data showed on Thursday. Sales had fallen 4.5% […]

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Are you PHSP-ing?

Fiona Law looked at a raft of traditional group insurance plans while looking to provide health and dental benefits for her staff at Calgary-based CompuTouch. Her business, which uses technology to support interactive meetings and conferences, has just three full-time employees. So she wanted something that was easy to set up and understand, a plan […]

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Canadian Economic Growth Slows to Crawl

The growth rate of the Canadian economy slowed to a crawl in the fourth quarter of 2011, Statistics Canada reported Friday. At an annual rate, real gross domestic product (GDP) grew 1.8 per cent in the fourth quarter, after a 4.2 per cent increase in the third quarter. The actual growth in the quarter was […]