Climate change offers ‘invitation to explore the Arctic’ as marine traffic hits unprecedented levels

The number of boats voyaging through the Canadian Arctic reached a new high in 2019 as ice coverage in the eastern part of that region shrank to a new low, according to preliminary federal statistics.Data from Environment and Climate Change Canada show ice coverage declines and increased interest in the Canadian Arctic from tourists, resource…

Home Capital looks for second act after its remarkable bounce back from the brink

The Financial Post takes a look at 11 people and companies we’ll be watching closely in the new year.In a wood-panelled room at Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York Hotel late in November, alternative mortgage lender Home Capital Group Inc. delivered its latest pitch to analysts and investors.That there were investors to pitch might have shocked those…

Study finds Google system could improve breast cancer detection – Financial Post

CHICAGO — A Google artificial intelligence system proved as good as expert radiologists at predicting which women would develop breast cancer based on screening mammograms and showed promise at reducing errors, researchers in the United States and Britain reported.The study, published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, is the latest to show that artificial intelligence…

Hudson’s Bay chairman weighs raising offer for retailer

Hudson’s Bay Co. Chairman Richard Baker and his partners have approached minority shareholders, including Catalyst Capital Group, about potentially raising their offer to take the Canadian retailer private, according to people familiar with the matter.Baker and a group of allies have floated the idea of raising their offer to around $11 a share from $10.30…

Cyber Daily Year Ahead: CISOs, Who Is Your Boss? – Wall Street Journal

Dec. 24, 2019 8:08 am ET | WSJ Pro Good day. With no consensus on where security chiefs report in the hierarchy of senior executives, more companies are moving their cybersecurity leaders out from under CIOs to avoid potential conflicts of interest, WSJ Pro’s Catherine Stupp reports. The role of chief information security officer is evolving…

Last Christmas eve saw the worst massacre for stocks in decades — smart traders bought

Steve Chiavarone was rethinking his gift list.It was the night before Christmas last year, the worst moment of Wall Street’s bleakest holiday season in decades. Staring at another 400-plus-point plunge in the Dow, its fifth in seven days, the Federated Investors fund manager worried he’d been too generous with presents for the kids.“Market’s going the…

Post Arcade’s top 10 video games of 2019

Most years I have trouble whittling down my favourite games to a list of just 10, but this year I faced the opposite problem: Of the more than 150 games I played, I had a tough time coming up with 10 that I thought worthy of a year-end list.The problem, I suspect, is twofold. First,…

A decade on earth captured from space – Financial Post

The biggest news events of the past decade have been chronicled from space.The last 10 years have seen a boom in the use of satellite imagery for reporting, led by a growth in commercial satellites that has slashed the cost of such images, and advances in technology that have made high-resolution images from many parts…

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, leaves hospital

Britain’s Prince Philip, the 98-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth, left a London hospital on Tuesday where he had been receiving treatment since Friday and was expected to join other members of the royal family for their Christmas celebrations.Philip, whose official title is the Duke of Edinburgh, walked out of the King Edward VII Hospital and…