How financial stress can impact your daily well being

StackCommerce July 4, 20204:00 PM EDTLast UpdatedJuly 4, 20204:00 PM EDT This article was created by StackCommerce. While Postmedia may collect a commission on sales through the links on this page, we are not being paid by the brands mentioned.Emotions are what make humans, well, human. They can spark joy or create turmoil in our…

Why those who are unemployed should learn to master this transferable office skill

July 3, 20204:00 PM EDTLast UpdatedJuly 3, 20204:00 PM EDT This article was created by StackCommerce. While Postmedia may collect a commission on sales through the links on this page, we are not being paid by the brands mentioned.There are a few basic skills you should know to succeed in the professional world: organization, communication,…

Big Tech’s Washington hearing will be a spectacle for the ages

Strength in numbers — or guilt by association?When Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Sundar Pichai and Mark Zuckerberg appear together to answer questions from U.S. lawmakers in the coming weeks, it could be a watershed moment for Big Tech.Their appearance before a House committee looking into whether Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc. and Facebook Inc.…

Howard Levitt: As staff return, employers can face heavy fines, even jail time if they don’t ensure a safe workplace

Many Canadian employees have expressed considerable concern at the prospect of being recalled to work. That’s not surprising, given that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his deputy Chrystia Freeland have long been trumpeting the need to stay home and cautioning Canadians on the dangers of the pandemic.But return to work they must unless, of course,…

China’s thirst for beer proving a win for Canada in barley feud

China’s thirsty beer markets are fuelling a surge in Canadian barley shipments amid the Asian nation’s feud with Australia.Canadian shipments of barley to China rose in May as the Asian nation slapped anti-dumping duties on the grain from Australia, its top supplier. Canada exported 175,500 tons of barley to China in May, up 38 per…

Trudeau cites potential U.S. aluminum tariffs as factor in decision on whether he’ll attend USMCA summit in Washington

OTTAWA —  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday he was still unsure whether he would go to Washington D.C. next week to celebrate a new North American trade treaty, citing concern about possible U.S. tariffs on aluminum.Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who is due to meet U.S. President Donald Trump next week, has…

Early retirement comes at too high a cost for Ontario man with two decades to run on his mortgage

A man we’ll call Walter, 57, lives in southern Ontario. A manager of a non-profit organization, he takes home $5,175 per month before tax and adds $1,723 from taxable investments in stocks and mutual funds. His invested assets total about $428,900, a $100,000 drop from pre-virus levels. He has no dependents. The pandemic has made…