Category Archives: Economic

'Trump has scared the bejesus out of everyone': How Canada could win the Amazon sweepstakes

Handicapping the Amazon sweepstakes has become something of a cottage industry in the last few weeks. Predictions of which city will land the company’s coveted second headquarters cite everything from the bright lights of big cities like New York and Boston to Denver’s crisp Rocky Mountain air to Chicago’s spot as a hurricane-free haven.   The…

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Pickleball, anyone? A planned retirement village for active boomers

Tony DiFruscio is a confessed Disney-holic. “I’m a huge Disney fan,” says the president of Zest Communities, a Hamilton property developer. “We go there every year with the family, my oldest son went there for his honeymoon. We’re Disney fanatics.” That’s one reason DiFruscio turned to a theme park designer to help create a retirement village, The…

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OPEC says winning battle to end oil glut

OPEC and other oil producers are clearing a glut that has weighed on crude prices for three years and may wait until January before deciding whether to extend their output curbs beyond the first quarter of 2018, ministers said on Friday. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Russia and several other producers have cut…

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