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Here Is Proof the Class of 2015 Is the Most Spoiled Ever

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

Alberta retail sales rebounding after sluggish early-year results

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

Alberta

What debt problem? Canadians’ finances far from troubled: report

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

Canada

The Putinist Economic Miracle

As Inflation Soars, One in Five Russians Can Only Afford Bare Necessities
Delphine d’Amora
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

Putinism

Coupons: Why they might wind up costing you money

NEW YORK (AP) — Coupons are everywhere. Everyone loves a good deal, and it’s easy to start looking around the web or a newspaper or circular and see visions of giant savings dance in front of your eyes. 579 more words

News

Demand for retail space in Calgary continues to grow

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

Calgary

Why We Can't Get Enough of Gas-Station Pizza

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