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The allure of big data

March 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
The allure of big data

Big data expert, Darren Kelly has words of wisdom for oilsands proponents By Wanda Vivequin for the University of Alberta News Walking past the Alberta School of Business walls featuring photos of graduating classes, Darren Kelly, ’91 BCom, easily spots his wife Michelle Shewchuk, ’91 BCom, in the lineup. Kelly was on campus meeting business studentsand […]

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Ask Tammy: Fundraising and allowances

March 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ask Tammy: Fundraising and allowances

Ask Tammy for Thursday, March 5 Dear Tammy: I’m always bringing home all sorts of fundraising things from school.  Why are we always having to sell things?  I Don’t Want To Sell Dear I Don’t Want To Sell:  Unfortunately not everything you want to do and have in school is covered by the money provided […]

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Ask Tammy: Allowances and free lunch

February 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ask Tammy: Allowances and free lunch

Ask Tammy for Saturday, February 28 Dear Tammy: My kids are in junior high and I have always given them an allowance.  As they are getting older I want to tie their allowance to something, but not to household chores.  What can I do?  Allowance as a Motivator Dear Allowance as a Motivator:  First off […]

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Walmart wage increase plan an act of brilliance

February 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Walmart wage increase plan an act of brilliance

Walmart wage increase due to tighter job market in US By Sylvain Charlebois for Troy Media Walmart shareholders were not overly thrilled to learn that the company was planning to increase the salaries of their poorly paid employees in the U.S. Known for its cost-cutting approach and shrewd management methods, the announcement came as a surprise. […]

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Ask Tammy: A financial education column for parents

February 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ask Tammy: A financial education column for parents

Ask Tammy for Thursday, Feb. 26 Dear Tammy: My daughter started school this year and has already been invited to 8 birthday parties.  While I am glad she is making friends and having fun the cost for the presents is really starting to add up.  How can I deal with this without feeling like a […]

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Ask Tammy: When should I teach my child about money?

February 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ask Tammy: When should I teach my child about money?

Ask Tammy for Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 Dear Tammy: I know that money is a part of life and I want my kids to know how to handle it, but I don’t know when I should start teaching them.  My kids are toddlers and preschoolers.  When is the best time to start?  – Is It […]

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Coke mooving into the milk business

February 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Coke mooving into the milk business

With profits falling, Coke will soon be marketing a ‘better’, healthier milk By Sylvain Charlebois for Troy Media For decades, the soft drink rivalry was about who was winning a war. Nowadays, it’s more about who is losing the least. Coke profits fell a whopping 55 per cent in the latter part of 2014. PepsiCo’s financials […]

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Too little BC investment puts province’s prosperity at risk

February 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Too little BC investment puts province’s prosperity at risk

Most BC investment channeled in to housing sector By Jock Finlayson for Troy Media Economists have long worried about Canada’s sluggish productivity growth and the seemingly ever-widening gap with the United States on this key indicator of economic well-being. It is widely recognized that the problem stems in large part from relatively low levels of […]

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Walmart Supercentres food retailing model not quite right

February 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Walmart Supercentres food retailing model not quite right

Walmart Supercentres fall short in attracting Canada’s sophisticated consumer By Sylvain Charlebois for Troy Media As Target prepares to leave Canada, Walmart is marching on with the next instalment of its highly aggressive strategy. It recently announced it will invest $340 million this year in converting old stores into Supercentres, even while opening a few […]

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Harper introduces legislation to end CPR strike

February 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Harper introduces legislation to end CPR strike

CPR strike estimated to cost $205 million in GDP every week Canada’s Conservative government on Monday was introducing legislation to force an end to a CPR strike by more than 3,000 Teamsters members, saying the rail strike poses a threat to the economy. The strike by Canadian Pacific Railway locomotive engineers and other train workers began late […]

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