For all the parents who have spent four years gritting their teeth and writing checks to pay for their kids’ college tuition — sorry, you’re not done yet. 275 more words
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Retail sales in Alberta rose for a second consecutive month in March, despite the sluggish economy, suggesting consumer confidence may be rebounding.
Statistics Canada reported provincial sales increased 1.1 per cent in March, to $6.4 billion, with modest gains observed across most store types. 321 more words
The Bank of Canada calls it the biggest risk hanging over the nation’s economy, but a years-long run up in household debt poses little danger according to a new study. 593 more words
As Inflation Soars, One in Five Russians Can Only Afford Bare Necessities
May 14, 2015
The Moscow Times
Many Russians flocked to stores late last year as the ruble plummeted against the euro and dollar, eager to get the most out of their savings before the prices of imported goods rose. 414 more words
Uncertainty in the oil and gas sector has not slowed demand for retail space in Calgary, says Colliers International.
The commercial real estate firm, in a market report Tuesday, said the city’s retail sector continues to grow “at an unabashed pace” with demand for space in new projects typically outpacing supply. 237 more words
Pizza chains these days are watching customers drive right by, then filling up on pizza when they fill up at the gas station.
Market research company the NPD Group says that the amount of pizza dough and crust shipped to convenience stores shot up by 27% in only a year. 368 more words