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Brexit’s Impact On Canada? Dollar weakens to three-week low as markets plunge on Brexit

Brexit's Impact On Canada? CAD weakens to three-week low as markets plunge on Brexit

The Canadian dollar weakened to a three-week low against its U.S. counterpart on Friday as a plunge in global financial markets after Britain voted to leave the European Union weighed on Canada’s risk-sensitive currency. The vote to leave the European Union forced the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and dealt the biggest blow to the European project of greater ... Read More »

WalMart Canada to no longer accept Visa cards, Fees too high: Report

WalMart Canada to no longer accept Visa cards, Fees too high

Walmart Canada has announced it will no longer be accepting Visa cards as payment at all of it’s locations nationwide. In a written statement, the store says that fees applied to Visa cards are ‘unacceptably high’. “Following an evaluation of credit card transaction fees in Canada and the rest of the world, we have recently concluded the fees applied to ... Read More »

Toronto house prices up 15.7 per cent in May

Toronto house prices up 15.7 per cent in May

Toronto real estate prices continue to climb amid fresh calls for more protections against the possibility of rising interest rates. We hit another record last month as the competition to lock down single family dwellings remains fierce, according to the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB). Read More »

Seeding nearly wrapped in the Southwest, Report

Seeding nearly wrapped in the Southwest, Report

Southwest producers have nearly wrapped seeding operations for the 2016 crop according to the May 17 to 23 Crop Report issued by the Ministry of Agriculture. Seeding is most advanced in the southwest at 90 per-cent, followed by 87 per-cent in the southeast, 84 per-cent in the northwest, 75 per-cent in the northeast and 68 per-cent in the east-central region. ... Read More »

Tupac Shakur Hummer sells for $337K at auction, Report

Tupac Shakur Hummer sells for $337K at auction, Report

Less than a month before he was murdered in Sept. 1996, rapper Tupac Shakur had purchased a black 1996 Hummer H1 hardtop pickup. Earlier this month, it was sold during RR Auction’s Marvels of Modern Music online auction for $337,144. Like any self-respecting Hummer H1 owner, Shakur wasn’t going to let this one go unpersonalized. Additional features, according to RR ... Read More »

TD Bank: Coin machines down, makes pennies more useless

TD Bank: Coin machines down, makes pennies more useless

TD Bank has pulled the plug on its Penny Arcade coin-counting machines, the bank said Thursday. “Offering free coin-counting to our customers has been a long-standing service at TD,” Michael Rhodes, head of Consumer Bank for TD Bank said in a statement. “However, recent accounts regarding the performance of our penny machines have led us to reassess this offering.” Read More »

Taco Bell tests edgy new look with eye toward flexibility, upscale design concepts (Photo)

Taco Bell tests edgy new look with eye toward flexibility, upscale design concepts

Taco Bell is trading in its one-size-fits all restaurant design for more modern upgrades. The chain, which is a unit of Yum! Brands Inc., will be testing four new design concepts as the company aims to open 2,000 new restaurants in 2016. The Irvine-based Mexican fast-food chain is testing four new restaurant designs that represent its next generation of stores. ... Read More »

Canada’s Big five banks sign up for Apple Pay

Canada's Big five banks sign up for Apple PayCanada's Big five banks sign up for Apple Pay

Apple Pay is expected to gain major momentum in Canada after five of the country’s major banks announced partnerships with the mobile payment system. Apple has announced that its tap-to-pay service is now available through a much, much wider range of providers. Right now, you can use it through heavyweights CIBC and RBC (both credit and debit cards) as well ... Read More »