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Monday, 20 August 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012
A new study suggests Canadian employees can expect to see their salaries rise by an average of 2.9 per cent next year. However, the rise is much lower than projected yearly increases of around 3.7 per cent before the 2008-2009 economic downturn.
Is Freedom 55 No Longer Possible?
LOOK: Google Tool Visualizes Explosion In Global Arms Trade
Back-To-School Spending To Soar, BMO Says
Lamest Bubble Ever Deflates
Target Doesn't Want Anything To Do With 'Depressed' Zellers
Phil Angelides: The Unrepentant and Unreformed Bankers
These days, the business sections of newspapers read like rap sheets. Money laundering. Price fixing. Bid rigging. Securities fraud. Talking about the mob? No, unfortunately. Wall Street.
Dan Kelly: Saving The Young From Their Future Impoverishment
A Bank of Montreal poll found that almost a third of young Canadians haven't saved a penny for retirement, and only 10 per cent have given much thought to exactly how much money they're going to need to retire. Clearly, we need to get these folks saving, and fast. I'd like to see today's young Canadians -- particularly those without a gold-plated public sector worker or MP pension -- wind up with something, rather than nothing for their retirement. PRPPs can help employees at private sector small businesses save money for the future.
William Petrocelli: Who Needs Publishers & Bookstores? Writers, Readers & Everyone Else
An idea has taken root in certain quarters that publishers aren't necessary any more. And for that matter, who needs bookstores? It's a seductive idea, but it gnores the fundamental realities of the book business.
Josh Bowman: Do We Need Charities When Fundraising Is So Easy?
Charities today are actively looking for innovative ways to connect people to their causes. What is interesting is how much innovation is coming from outside the traditional charitable sector. We are learning that if a cause or a project matters to people, they want to be a part of it even if it is not connected to a known charity.
Diane Francis: Is Your Facebook Lying to You?
On May 25, I questioned and debunked Facebook's "active users" number of 900 million in a column. This month, the company admitted that their unaudited numbers are wrong and misleading. Zuckerberg may be a technological whiz kid, but he has yet to demonstrate that he can run a public company.

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