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We're a little less house-poor than last year

Canadians are putting more down, taking out less-risky mortgages.

Canadian economic forecast weak this holiday shopping season

With the holiday shopping season underway, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development released a report Monday stating Canadian household debt remains high and its economy...

$1 billion later, no idea if it bought jobs

"No mechanism in place to measure how the plan did."

Cheap Canadian tablet aims to bring Internet to the entire world

"Of course it's not an iPad, but for hundreds of millions of people, it's a godsend."

Enjoy that pack of nuts, economy class. Up front, it's lemon mahi-mahi

American airlines investing big bucks to hold on to high fliers. Preflight champagne, flat-screen TVs and seats that turn into beds are just a start.

Nook ships early, Christmas e-wars begin

Kindle and Amazon jump the gates early with souped-up, tablet-like e-readers.

Canada locked out of new trans-Pacific trading block

But we'd like to be let in. And it looks like Harper is trying to get that to happen.

People everywhere fed up with banks, except in Canada

New survey shows we aren't as upset about our financial institutions as Americans are.

Canadians feeling more financially insecure this holiday shopping season

TORONTO - Feelings of financial insecurity could overwhelm the Christmas giving spirit, pressuring Canadians to be more frugal holiday shoppers this season, according to a survey released Tuesday...

Ottawa to halve EI premiums hike, miss four year balanced budget target

CALGARY - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty conceded Tuesday he won't be able to balance the budget in four years as promised after all, while at the same time taking measures to lighten the load on...