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Statscan - This following a 1.5% decline in August. Higher sales in the machinery and electronic equipment sector, and the food, beverages and tobacco products sector offset weaker sales in the automotive products sector. Sales excluding the automotive products sector rose 0.6%.
TORONTO - The latest results from TNS Canadian Facts' Consumer Confidence Index suggest that Canadians may have finally decided that they are not buying into the economic recovery hype and will most likely put off major purchases for the next little while. The overall index now stands at 95.5. It is down 2.5 points from last month's 98.0 and 3.7 points since August.
Statscan - The composite leading index increased 0.7% in October, its fourth straight advance. In October, 8 of the 10 components expanded, the same as in September. Housing remained the fastest-growing component. While the US leading indicator continued to recover, this has been slow to translate into higher demand for factories in Canada.
Waterloo Region - Waterloo Region tech companies will be recruiting talent in Mississauga next week. The Region continues to shine as the tech star in Ontario -- offering high quality jobs, and giving residents a better quality of life at significantly less cost than other tech centres.
WATERLOO - ARISE Technologies Corporation announced the completion of the first closing in connection with its non-brokered offering of up to 6,666,666 Units at a price of $0.30 per Unit for gross proceeds of up to $2.0 million.
TORONTO Wilfrid Laurier University is bringing together two top financial strategists David Rosenberg of Gluskin Sheff and Hugh Brown of BMO Capital Markets to discuss the Foundations of Recovery Credit, Commodities and Financial Markets at Laurier’s annual Economic Outlook event, Thursday, Nov. 26 at the Toronto Board of Trade, starting at 7:30 a.m.
Canadian Business magazine releases its 11th annual ranking of Canada's 100 wealthiest people
TORONTO - Given the tumultuous economy, we might have expected another year of the rich bleeding money, but they are actually making it - a lot of it. While the rich getting richer may be galling for many of us, the RICH 100 provides a rough barometer on the health of our economy. If these titans are recovering what was thought to be lost forever, then maybe soon we all will be, too.
Career Expert Offers 10 Tips for Staff Retention in the New Year
TORONTO - Employers may have a common resolution in mind as the new year approaches: keeping top performers on board. As we begin to come out of a difficult recession, many companies recognize that their most valued employees will be presented with other opportunities.
Cambridge - Getting a parking ticket takes on a whole new meaning in Cambridge during December 1st 15th. Cambridge City Council approved the introduction of a pilot program called ‘Toys for Tickets’ which encourages parking ticket holders to pay the fine with a toy that can be distributed by for the Cambridge Professional Fire Fighters’ Association and Salvation Army.
Guelph - A University of Guelph staff member has been honoured with an Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship. Cyndy McLean, director of the University of Guelph's Health and Performance Centre, was one of 11 Ontarians honoured in a ceremony Monday evening at Queen's Park by David Onley, Ontario's lieutenant-governor.
Eating disorders continue to have a stigma attached to them. As such, remote therapies, based on e-mail, text messaging, or online cognitive behavioural therapy, could increase engagement with health services and improve recovery rates.
Among Canadian scholars analyzing US Employee Free Choice Act
TORONTO - A group of Canadian scholars, including York University Professor Norene Pupo, has issued a collection of academic research regarding the US Employee Free Choice Act, and the emerging “Canadian connection” to the ongoing US debate over the provisions of that Act.
Ottawa The Department of Canadian Heritage has provided $375,000 to Carleton University and other partners to fund the next phase of a research project On the Path of the Elders that seeks to strengthen the identity and self-respect of Aboriginal youth.
Toronto - Ontario recognized six health care organizations from across the province for their innovations in health care. The winners were announced at the Celebrating Innovations in Health Care Expo, held Nov. 18 in Toronto.
Five-Year Study Focuses on Long-Term Trends in Compensation
LOS ANGELES - Korn/Ferry International, released results of a five-year analysis focused on compensation for newly hired executives. The Korn/Ferry Executive Compensation Index shows declining pay in 2009 for the majority of new senior executives around the world after reaching a peak in 2008.
VANCOUVER - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated today announced an agreement to acquire the auction business and certain assets of Martella Auction Company, Inc., a Tipton, California-based auctioneer of agricultural and industrial equipment. Ritchie Bros.
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