Monthly Archives: June 2016

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Canadian dollar shoots up almost a cent

"The Canadian dollar jumped more than a full cent higher against the U.S. greenback Friday after a weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs report. According to Bloomberg, the loonie hit an intraday high of 77.43 cents US shortly after the release of employment figures that showed U.S. job creation in April hit its lowest mark in more than five [...]

By | June 7th, 2016|News & Updates|Comments Off on Canadian dollar shoots up almost a cent

Avis Budget buys Zipcar for $491M

"Avis is leaping into the car-sharing service business by buying Zipcar for $491.2 million, aiming to capture a new type of customer and technology that will vastly expand its car rental options. Car sharing has become a popular alternative to traditional rentals in metropolitan areas and on college campuses, allowing members to get a vehicle [...]

By | June 3rd, 2016|News & Updates|Comments Off on Avis Budget buys Zipcar for $491M

Technology ‘Golden era’ coming_Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

"Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says when it comes to technology, "We're on the edge of the golden era." Bezos offered a glimpse of his vision of the future during an interview Tuesday at the Code Conference in Southern California. Of artificial intelligence, Bezos says, "It's probably hard to overstate how big of an impact it's going [...]

By | June 2nd, 2016|News & Updates|Comments Off on Technology ‘Golden era’ coming_Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

Dual-income parents doubled in Canada

"The percentage of dual income families in Canada has almost doubled in the past 40 years, according to research released Monday by Statistics Canada. Between 1976 and 2015, the percentage of dual-income families with at least one child went from 36 per cent to 69 per cent. Over the same period, the proportion of families where [...]

By | June 1st, 2016|News & Updates|Comments Off on Dual-income parents doubled in Canada