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2012 Porsche Cayman R|
After launching the Boxster, Porsche hinted at a roofed version to broaden its appeal.
Porsche Panamera has luxury, fuel economy|
First the good news: Porsche's new Panamera Hybrid gets excellent fuel economy, especially for a car that weighs more than two tons, is the size of a small luxury liner and purports to be sporty.
Personal breathalyzer fits into your pocket|
Watch your Bac: Tis the season to be jolly, but don't be too jolly, because an overabundance of liquid cheer coupled with an unhealthy disconnect in understanding your sobriety level can lead to dangerous drunk driving.
Mini Cooper S Coupe has power, charm|
There it sat, a blood red thing wearing its grey baseball cap backwards. To say it stood out like a sore thumb in a sea of other cars is an understatement. It is an odd-looking duck, but, boy, does it ever have road presence.
Rio Tinto Alcan closes potlines|
Rio Tinto Alcan, a leading global aluminum producer, began yesterday the process of shutting down one-third of the potlines at its big Alma, Que., smelter, north of Quebec City, following failure to reach a new contract with the local Syndicat des Metallos d'Alma.
Reach for the Sky|
'The Shard' is seen at dusk in central London on Monday. The building, due to be completed later this year, will be the tallest building in the European Union.
Oil pipeline stakes are high|
Oil producers could lose $72 billion over a nine-year-period if a pipeline to carry Alberta bitumen to the West Coast isn't built, a new report for the Alberta government says as community hearings for the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway project are about to begin this month in British Columbia.
Venezuela shrinks Exxon payment|
Venezuela's PDVSA said yesterday it will pay Exxon Mobil Corp $255 million in compensation for nationalized assets - less than a third of what the U.S. oil giant said it was awarded by an arbitration panel.
Listings down, home sales up in November|
Canada's resale housing market tightened slightly in November, as sales rose in more than 50 per cent of markets while the number of listings declined, the Conference Board of Canada said yesterday.
Hospital has Grateful Patients|
A new Grateful Patient Program at The Moncton Hospital is a way for patients, families and friends to say thank you to hospital staff for a job well done.
Are CEO salaries good or bad for economy?|
Canadians received another reminder this week of the huge gap between the salaries of CEOs and the average worker - but is that bad for the economy or a necessary evil?
Tuesday, Jan. 3 closing market numbers:
Oil prices surged yesterday, with U.S. crude hitting the highest settlement since May, fuelled by strong economic data from the United States and China and mounting concern about supply disruption from Iran.
RIM slashes prices for PlayBook|
In an effort to breathe new life into sales of its BlackBerry PlayBook, Research In Motion Ltd. is slapping new price tags on its beleaguered touch screen tablet.
Small business confidence is climbing|
The latest survey data from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) says nationally, small business confidence has climbed up almost a point and a half above its November level.
IPO market squeezed|
Volatility in equity markets caused by the European debt crisis made life miserable for companies hoping to raise capital in 2011, driving the value of new Canadian stock issues to the third lowest level in the past decade, according to a report yesterday from PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Loonie can cut both ways|
Canadians have complained loudly in recent years about paying more for things at home than in the United States despite a loonie that has been close to, or even higher than, parity with the U.S dollar.
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Wednesday, Jan. 4 closing market numbers: