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Real estate

The rental rush: Investors are scooping up apartment buildings and tenants are getting squeezed

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Canada has built few apartment buildings since the 1970s, pushing vacancy rates to near historic lows, particularly in and around Toronto and Vancouver

Return of the REITs: Financing rush makes real estate the hottest sector on Bay Street

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REITs have raised $1.3-billion through share sales since the start of September, outpacing any other sector in Canada

Apartment REIT Continuum cancels IPO, sells to Starlight for $1.7-billion

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Largest rental apartment owner quietly ran a dual-track process for a potential sale at the same time it filed paperwork for a public offering

Ecommerce

How Amazon’s plan to expand will reshape Vancouver’s tech scene

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The Seattle-based company’s expansion to Vancouver’s old Post Office building will create thousands of new jobs in a city with an already tight tech-job market

Amazon planning major expansion in Vancouver, tripling downtown footprint to take up an entire city block

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The e-commerce giant will lease two new office towers on the site of Vancouver’s old Canada Post office, sources say

trade

Mexico hopeful for changes in USMCA drug patent terms for biologics

Jesus Seade, Mexico’s deputy foreign minister, met with Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland in Ottawa on Friday to further discuss terms for the USMCA

Pelosi says U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal is ‘within range’

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Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he believed the U.S. Congress would approve the deal before the end of 2019

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Boeing 777X fuselage split during September stress test

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As people live longer than ever, there’s danger in counting on an inheritance to fund retirement

November 28 Updated

Struggling South African Airways dropped by major travel insurers

November 29 Updated

Scotiabank continues Caribbean withdrawal with sale of operations in British Virgin Islands Subscriber content

November 29 Updated

Jobs slide increases worries of economic slowdown

November 28 Updated

The U.S.-China trade war is a boon for Atlantic Canada’s lobster harvesters. But what’s the catch?

November 28 Updated

WeedMD to buy union-backed cannabis company Starseed

November 28 Updated

Eric Sprott, out $140-million on Kirkland Lake Gold, undecided on deal with Detour Gold Subscriber content

November 27 Updated Opinion

The new math: Shareholder disputes numbers behind Encana’s U.S. move

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What place does cannabis have at this year’s holiday work party?

Trang Trinh

The hills are alive (with the sound of ka-ching): The cost of Canadian ski properties

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Michael Babad

Why Canada and India should collaborate on cybersecurity, bilateral trade as a hedge against China and the U.S.

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Rita Trichur

Do tax policies that contribute to competitiveness also create inequality?

Armine Yalnizyan

How Charles Schwab landed a one-two punch that forced Toronto-Dominion Bank against the ropes

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Andrew Willis

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As Emily approaches retirement, how soon should she draw on her RRSP?

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SUVs and your money problems

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What you need to know about debt and how to manage it

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Streetwise

Lexpert: Regulating Mining in B.C.

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Lexpert roundup: Landmark debenture offer; Oil infrastructure company completes medium term note program and $500-million issuance

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Lexpert roundup: Ontario court dismisses Catalyst’s efforts to purchase WIND Mobile

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Canada’s big banks are fighting to win doctors’ trust – and their money

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Tiny commissions, big problem: price war gives TD a headache on its U.S. strategy

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Building a supply chain: Notes from the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance Conference

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Black Friday cannabis promotions may struggle to gain traction

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U.S. extractor and Alberta company form JV to extract hemp-based cannabinoids

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Struggling South African Airways dropped by major travel insurers

2020 vision: 10 opportunities to give Canada an edge in the coming year

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Deutsche Bank selling $50-billion of assets to Goldman Sachs as part of restructuring: source

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Alberta’s energy regulator pilots new system to cut approval times for oil and gas projects

How one part of the Paris climate accord could help Kenney and Ottawa find some common ground

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OPEC output slips in November ahead of Aramco IPO, policy meeting

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Economy

Canadian dollar posts November decline as data shows slower economic growth

Canadian producer prices edge up in October on increases in energy and petroleum

Economy slows in third quarter as Bank of Canada weighs next rate move

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Why Canada and India should collaborate on cybersecurity, bilateral trade as a hedge against China and the U.S.

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How Amazon’s plan to expand will reshape Vancouver’s tech scene

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Facebook working to restore access after thousands of users experience outage

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New CEO of the year: Susan Senecal revived the A&W brand by listening to what millennials want and giving it to them

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But even she – 18 months into the job – doesn’t pretend to have seen the success of the Beyond Meat burger exactly as it played out

CEO of the year: Calin Rovinescu keeps Air Canada soaring through crisis and acquisitions

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It might not be the most beloved airline in the world, and his take-no-prisoners approach rankles the competition, but his results are hard to dispute

This Canadian software success story has no intention of selling out to big private equity firms

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Can Prophix resist the onslaught of offers and make it as a bootstrapped company?

Corporate citizen of the year: BCE’s George Cope put the focus on mental health – starting with his own company

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The Bell Let’s Talk initiative exists because he made it a priority; it succeeded because he led it with the same focus he brought to the rest of BCE

Cineplex’s bold plan to battle streaming giants like Netflix

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CEO Ellis Jacob’s prescription for a price sagging and a traditional business under siege: futuristic entertainment arcades that go beyond just movies

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Apple ‘taking a deeper look’ at map policies after calling Crimea part of Russia Subscriber content

November 29 Updated Streetwise Newsletter

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November 29 Updated Opinion

The new math: Shareholder disputes numbers behind Encana’s U.S. move Subscriber content

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Quebecor asks CRTC to block Bell’s acquisition of V media network Subscriber content

November 29 Updated

The rental rush: Investors are scooping up apartment buildings and tenants are getting squeezed Subscriber content

November 29 Updated

Scotiabank continues Caribbean withdrawal with sale of operations in British Virgin Islands Subscriber content

November 29 Updated

Siblings start tree-lighting tradition to raise funds for mental-health and addiction services Subscriber content

November 29 Updated

EU antitrust regulators seek details of Google’s data practices, document reveals Subscriber content

November 29 Updated Video

Trump makes call to first all-female spacewalkers

President Donald Trump put in a congratulatory call from the White House to the world’s first all-female spacewalking team that made history high above Earth on Friday, replacing a broken part of the International Space Station’s power grid.

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Light work: How a roll of film is processed

In the lab at Toronto’s Downtown Camera, the staff is busy fulfilling developing and scanning jobs for photographers who are shooting on film. Here’s a peek at how they processed a roll of Portra 800 120mm for The Globe’s story on the expansion of the store to meet the growth of film usage.

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Career Conduct

Video: Learn to shake hands like a real leader

Globe Careers talked with Louise Fox of The Etiquette Ladies to find out how to make a great impression with your handshake

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Comparing Blade Runner’s vision of 2019 to our reality

Classic science-fiction film Blade Runner was set in November 2019, which has become the present. Let’s compare how the movie’s 1982 vision of the future compares to our contemporary reality.

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Video: Drawing Conclusions: How much does it cost to break a mortgage?

Personal finance expert Preet Banerjee explains the two formulas you need to know: Three Months’ Interest and Interest Rate Differential (IRD)

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Boris Johnson says he will put corporate tax cuts on hold

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told U.K. business leaders that he was putting on hold further cuts in corporation tax, as the December 12 general election nears.

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What you need to know about Aramco, the world’s most profitable company

Global oil giant Saudi Aramco is working on an Initial Public Offering, with some estimates of the company’s value topping US$2-trillion.

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In case you missed it Opinion

Ask an expert: It’s been a tough year financially – should I cancel the company’s holiday party?

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Looking for winning TSX dividend stocks? Start with the worst performers of 2019

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Canada’s Top 100 Employers rise to the top for their focus on mental health, social impact and work-life balance

Business Briefing

Economically speaking, B.C. is killing it, Alberta is pushing it, Ontario is losing it, Quebec is botching it

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Marketing ROB Magazine

Ask an expert: It’s been a tough year financially – should I cancel the company’s holiday party?

Little-known company Clover is a contender to win Alberta’s $3.7-billion crude-by-rail contracts

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California sues e-cigarette maker Juul over ads, youth sales

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PM Trudeau says ‘little more work’ is needed on USMCA trade deal

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Owner of Daily Mail tabloid to buy ‘i’ newspaper and website for $64-million

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French activists try to disrupt Black Friday shopping

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Report on Small Business Newsletter: What to do when an employee bursts into tears

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What to do when an employee bursts into tears

Incorporation will bring big tax benefits to Ontario realtors

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Those who graduate during a recession are less likely to be managers, study says

Leadership Lab

What place does cannabis have at this year’s holiday work party?

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Canada’s Top 100 Employers rise to the top for their focus on mental health, social impact and work-life balance

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