Inflation and housing

Inflation is coming down, and the reason may lie in what’s happening in housing. 

The US hikes rates

Stop us if you’ve heard this before: A central bank chair walks into a conference hall and delivers an interest rate hike…

Social ads are down

Social media giants are adapting to a world where ad money is hard to come by. 

Banking on newcomers

TD Bank has sealed an exclusive advertising deal with the most popular immigration website you’ve (probably) never heard of.

BC decriminalizes drugs

BC is testing out decriminalizing drug possession—which nears the top of the “what not to bring up at a dinner party” list—with the rest of the country looking on and taking notes.

Porter Airlines spreads its wings

After Canadian airlines followed up a disastrous summer with a somehow even more disastrous holiday season full of cancelled flights and luggage ending up in donation bins, the bar is looking pretty low for Porter Airlines to swoop in and grab some market share.

AI meets VC money

Now that artificial intelligence (AI) can pass MBA exams and create workout plans, investors just can’t pull out their chequebooks fast enough. 

The house is back

Think your Sunday Scaries are bad? Members of Parliament returned to Ottawa after a six-week winter break with enough on their plates to keep yours truly hiding in bed. 

Carmakers go full EV

The corporate world of legacy carmakers is embracing the future of electric vehicles (EV).

Wanna be a landlord? Try REIT’s first

We’ve all seen the ads—some guy sitting in his private jet touting the “foolproof” way to create wealth through real estate. But being a landlord isn’t all luxury planes and passive income. These days it comes with a lot of risk (and a huge upfront cost).

AI learns to code

The startup behind the Internet’s favourite chatbot is trying to teach its AI how to code.

Milestone reached for modular reactors

Someone call Homer Simpson because Canada could soon need a lot more nuclear engineers.

Insurers see dollar signs in healthcare

You may soon be able to get a lot more than a massage and 75% off your next physio appointment with your workplace health insurance.

Watching the skies

Remember last year, when we were all gleefully shaming Taylor Swift and Kylie Jenner for their exorbitant flying habits? That was fun, right? 

Well, unfortunately, that fun could be coming to an end.

AI picks up the pen

It feels like we’ve suddenly been transported back to 2013, because everyone is talking about BuzzFeed. The reason why they’re talking about it, though, is very 2023.

Climate-conscious eating

On top of calories and animal welfare, consumers are adding climate impact to the list of things to worry about when deciding what to have for dinner.

Investment banks aren’t lopping off heads quite yet

Canadian dealmaking fell ~40% in 2022 and is currently down ~50% from the same last year. Despite this, workers at the country’s top investment banks can sleep easy knowing their jobs are not in imminent danger.

Hypothetical defences

The country’s top court is deciding whether pretend people can help defend real crimes.

What’s new with taxes this year

Time to scrounge up those old receipts and grab a calculator—it's tax season! But this year, filing will be a bit different as some new rules and programs go into effect.