Better Buy: International Business Machines (IBM) vs. Oracle (ORCL)

The technology industry has changed dramatically over the decades, but many giants from previous eras are still around, playing important roles. International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM) and Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) have both had to take critical looks at their businesses to identify new areas into which they could successfully expand, or else run the risk […]

Has Monster Beverage’s Recovery Fizzled?

Monster Beverage (NASDAQ: MNST) has been one of the most successful stocks of the past 20 years. Yet that comes as little consolation for those who’ve bought shares of the energy-drink giant over the past three years, as the company has struggled to get itself back on its former growth trajectory. Now that health-conscious consumers […]

Why BJ’s Restaurants Inc. Stock Jumped 24% Last Month

What happened Shares of BJ’s Restaurants Inc. (NASDAQ: BJRI) were flying higher last month after a strong first-quarter earnings report gave the stock a boost. According to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, shares finished April 24% higher. As you can see from the chart below, the bulk of the stock’s gains came on April […]

Yukon College students will be part of a real space mission

Students will design and launch a small cube satellite, with help from the Canadian Space Agency Yukon College students will be teaming up with students from Aurora College in Inuvik and the University of Alberta to design, build and operate a miniature satellite. The school is one of 15 colleges and universities selected by the […]

Mobile grocery market launches summer program into Calgary’s ‘food deserts’

For a few lucky Calgary communities, going grocery shopping just got turned on its head. Now, the groceries are coming to the community, rather than the other way around. On Tuesday, the Leftovers Foundation launched a mobile food truck service that sells — at below market rate prices — groceries to neighbourhoods the organization has […]

Vintage hand-operated looms heartbeat of P.E.I. wool sweater shop

It’s not often that a company brags about being 100 years behind the times — but Northern Watters Knitwear in downtown Charlottetown wouldn’t have it any other way. The business, which opened in 2007, uses vintage mechanical looms its staff operate by hand. “There are absolutely no power plugs,” said co-owner Bill Watters. “They’re totally […]

Ride with confidence on a 3D-printed bicycle tire that will never go flat

For cyclists, there are few things worse than getting a puncture halfway through a ride. OK, getting hit by a truck would obviously be a lot more problematic, but as far as injury-free scenarios go, a sudden puncture is surely one of the most deflating experiences a cyclist can have (apologies, couldn’t resist it). Raising […]