Category Archives: Business

Heres What The Wall Street Protesters Are So Angry About… *Grabs protest sign, heads for Wall Street*

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Rolling Stone Expose Declares Goldman Sachs Behind Every Market Crash Since 1920s | Economy | AlterNet Goldman Sachs has played a crucial role in creating every market bubble since the 1920s — and has profited from not only the bubbles, but from the crash that followed as well, says a new expose in Rolling Stone magazine. I have a handful of stocks outside my major holding, but after observing what […]

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Wal-Mart You Dont Know | Fast Company I am a bargain hunter and thrifter par excellence, but even in my quest for deals, I refuse to buy from Walmart. (Not least because their appalling service is clearly a trickle-down effect of their abhorrent front office policies.) In pressuring American businesses for the lowest possible price on their product, Walmart assures itself […]

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The Average Man’s Tax Dollars – The Toilet Paper Flowchart explaining where the average American’s tax dollars go. Tellingly, more are given to Israel than are devoted to peacekeeping.

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Customer Service, Phone Numbers, Reviews &Tips – A of Companies A to Z Worldwide – This website breaks down the phone queue structures of hundreds of businesses, telling you the best way to access a human being. To my dismay, many of Canada’s biggest firms switched to those execrable voice prompts and computerised “people” in an effort to foil compulsive 0 pressers like myself. Ironically, the side effect these […]

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Diamonds: Made In The U.S.A. – 60 Minutes – CBS News Tasha mentioned the cost of diamonds this week, and it got me thinking about the new technology that is revving up machine-made production. I first heard about it through my pal Carrington, who expects the market to be flooded with them, driving the price of “real” diamonds down. The diamond cartel must expect this […]

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Why do finance ministers wear new shoes to deliver a budget? Canada’s set for the presentation of a new national budget. It promises to be both painful and divisive, so I’m trying to concentrate on the trivia around it. Canadian Finance ministers have a tradition of buying new shoes before a budget. Every pre-budget news report involves following the current minister to the mall to […]

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(Untitled) I’ve long considered moving from Toronto to a neighbouring city with a terrible reputation. In its East end, this reputation is deserved – Hamilton has long been Canada’ “Steeltown”, and the pollution is abominable. What few Torontonians realise, though, is that the West end – unseen by those driving through – is gorgeous, friendly […]

Posted in Business | Tagged , , , | Comments closed Start Your Own An apparently irregularly published feature on the Globe & Mail website that leaves me wanting more. “Start Your Own…” gives a quick look at new business ventures from the why? and how much? angles, and wraps up with a “how many [sample product for sale]s they need to sell per day to break even” […]

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Dated Dean, Married Kerry (sticker) & John Kerry & Irregular Goods: Liberal Bumper Stickers and Pins I hadn’t seen one of these in a while: From the hindsight is 20/20 file, Dean will now always be the one who got away…

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