Business is the Reluctant Hero in the Minimum Wage Transition: Don Pittis

Some are angry and grudging, but part of the brilliance of capitalism is its ability to deal with change We don’t give business enough credit. And sometimes it seems the lowest expectations for the ability of capitalism to adjust to changes like the rise in minimum wage come from those who claim to speak for […]

Boston Scientific’s Positive SCS Trial Aids Neuromodulation

Boston Scientific Corporation’s BSX successful result from its WHISPER randomized controlled trial (RCT) further boosts its neuromodulation business. This announcement follows the recent FDA approval of Spectra WaveWriter Spinal Cord Stimulator System (SCS) within the neuromodulation arm. Presented at the North American Neuromodulation Society in Las Vegas, The WHISPER RCT is a multi-center, prospective, cross-over, […]

Good Samaritan’s ‘Amazing Actions’ Saved Woman From Cold, Paramedics Say

Elderly woman spotted Tuesday morning wandering along Uplands Drive in housecoat and socks Ottawa paramedics are praising a “Good Samaritan” who brought a woman in her 80s in from the freezing cold in south Ottawa Tuesday morning, potentially saving her from serious injuries. In a news release, paramedics said a woman saw the elderly woman […]

Indexes Reverse Lower In Volatile Session; Bitcoin Slumps, Breakouts Fade

A strong open for the stock market Tuesday saw the Dow Jones industrial average cross the 26,000 level early, but gains faded badly by the close. After rising 1.1% early, the Dow faded to a loss of less than 0.1%. The Nasdaq composite also gave back a healthy gain, falling 0.5%, while the S&P 500 […]

Figure skaters Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir named Canada’s flag-bearers

8-time national champs will lead Canadian team into PyeongChang Olympic Stadium Honour. Pride. Privilege. Emotional. Powerful. That’s how figure skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir describe the feeling of being named Canada’s Olympic flag-bearers for the Feb. 9 opening ceremony at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The three-time world champion ice dancers will […]

Pickup Trucks Steal the Spotlight at the Detroit Auto Show

The most important announcements from the Detroit Auto Show were new pickup trucks from Ford, Chevy and Ram. All three companies struggled to shift significant amounts of trucks in the tail end of the recession, but that helped breed a more competitive, more efficient breed of truck for consumers. Now, with gas prices remaining low […]

BofA, Goldman, Alcoa Pick Up Earnings Season Pace: Investing Action Plan

Here’s your Investing Action Plan for Wednesday: what you need to know as an investor for the coming day. Earnings season starts to kick into higher gear with results from Bank of America (BAC), Goldman Sachs (GS), Alcoa (AA), and ASML Holding (ASML). Meanwhile, key reports on the global economy are due, including China’s GDP […]

New program offers diet and nutritional information to Sask. First Nations free of charge

Three-month initiative gives people opportunity to talk to a dietitian A new program aimed at providing dietitian services to Saskatchewan First Nations launched this month. The three-month initiative will give people on Saskatchewan First Nations the opportunity to talk with a dietitian, who will provide information about nutrition, recipes and affordable meal ideas to aid […]