Category: Canadian News

TSX heads higher in early morning trading, U.S. markets mixed

Canada’s main stock index headed higher in late-morning trading, boosted by a broad-based rally. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 41.91 points to 15,278.58, after 90 minutes of trading. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 16.77 points to 22,348.12. The S&P 500 index was down 0.31 of a point to 2,503.56…

Sean Spicer gets the Emmy Awards’ top prize — redemption: Menon

Sean Spicer must be thrilled to discover you can sell your soul and not pay a thing. At the Emmy Awards on Sunday night, Donald Trump’s former press secretary made a surprise cameo and added new scenes to his ongoing redemption tale. The reaction shots inside the Microsoft Theater mirrored the facial expressions of viewers…

The NDP and the road back to relevance: Tim Harper

HAMILTON—For federal New Democrats, this exercise is not about winning. Oh, there were lots of calls about winning in 2019 as leadership candidates delivered their final pitches here Sunday. First, they have to yet again find relevance. Loftier aspirations will have to wait. As online voting begins in the NDP leadership race Monday, it is…

You may have all you really need to retire. Here’s why

Let’s face it: Planning for retirement and figuring out if you can afford it can be a total nightmare. For starters, the financial industry constantly tells us we aren’t saving enough for life after work and that we probably won’t be able to afford to leave when it’s time to go. Meanwhile banks and brokers…