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Where's Canada's Housing Market Headed?

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In May, existing-home sales in Canada recorded their biggest month-over-month increase in almost four years, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association. The realtor's trade group added that 80 percent of the local housing markets it regularly tracks posted stronger sales with Calgary, Greater Toronto and Montreal showing the largest... Continue reading »

Canadian Insurance Companies Offering New Protection from Flooding

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Two Canadian insurance companies are tackling the flood damage issue with different solutions. Intact Financial Group, Canada's largest property and casualty insurance company, has teamed up with the University of Waterloo to start projects involving ripping out asphalt and concrete surfaces in various Canadian communities and replacing it with trees,... Continue reading »

Bitcoin Bounces Back

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Like a reliable Swiss watch, Bitcoin takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Scandals, high profile hacks and wild price swings continue to take a toll on the world's most popular digital currency. Chief among these was the collapse of Mt. Gox, the world's largest Bitcoin exchange, in late February... Continue reading »