Tag: Costs

‘They forgot about the clock expert?’ Excuses for spiraling Big Ben costs provokes bemusement and anger online

The cost of repairing Big Ben, Westminster’s world famous Elizabeth Tower, has increased by £18.6m ($ 24.2) due to ‘unforeseen’ issues including WWII bomb damage and the need for a clock expert, triggering Twitter. The House of Commons has said that it is “extremely disappointed” that restoration costs for the 177-year-old clock tower in central…

Canada ready to ‘impose costs’ on malicious cyberactors, advisers tell Trudeau

OTTAWA—Canada will work with allies to strike back at foreign cyberattackers and “impose costs” that make them understand the price of their wrongdoing, advisers have told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “Malicious state-sponsored cyber acts affect national security and economic prosperity interests,” says a newly released briefing note to Trudeau on the dangers to Canada from…

3 Big Ways to Cut Costs If You Can't Afford to Retire

When retirement is on the horizon and you have very little money saved, it’s time for drastic action. You can’t live comfortably on Social Security alone, and the last thing you want is to retire and then run out of money. But there are steps you can take to live on much less and make…

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

VANCOUVER – High log prices and dwindling timber supply are driving the crisis in British Columbia’s forestry industry that has devastated communities and kneecapped the provincial economy, observers say. Companies have announced shutdowns or curtailments in more than two dozen mills in the province, putting hundreds out of work and slashing economic growth predictions. Advocates…