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Exxon Sees Smallest Profit in 16 Years, Chevron Posts Loss

An Exxon gas station in Woodbridge, Va., on Jan. 5, 2016. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
An Exxon gas station in Woodbridge, Va., on Jan. 5, 2016. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

DALLAS—Motorists are saving billions on cheaper gasoline, but the long slump in oil prices is taking a heavy toll on companies that find and produce...


  • Marissa Mayer speaks during the Fortune Global Forum at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, Calif., on Nov. 3, 2015. (Kimberly White/Getty Images for Fortune)

    Yahoo CEO Could Get $55M in Severance Pay in Potential Sale

    SAN FRANCISCO—Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will walk away with a $55 million severance package if the company’s auction of its Internet operations culminates in a... Read more

  • American Idol judge Simon Cowell at the FOX 2002 SummerTCA Tour at the Huntington Ritz Carlton Hotel in Pasadena, CA on Monday, July 22, 2002. Photo credit: Kevin Winter/ImageDirect

    Parent Company of ‘American Idol’ and ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Files for Bankruptcy

    Less than a month after the final episode of “American Idol” aired, the company behind the show, Core Media Group, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection,... Read more

  • LONDON, ENGLAND—High street retailer British Home Stores (BHS) employees leave the BHS headquarters,  where staff were told on April 25th, 2016, that the company will go into administration, threatening almost 11,000 jobs. BHS currently has 164 stores across the UK since it opened its first store in 1928.  (Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

    Retailer BHS Collapses With 11,000 Jobs at Risk

    British department store owner BHS called in outside help on Monday, April 25th, to help prevent closure and avert the loss of 11,000 jobs in... Read more

  • An Indian saleswoman holds two bars of 24 carat gold, weighing a kilogram each, at Forever Precious Jewellery and Diamonds Ltd. in Ahmedabad, India, on May 14, 2010. (Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images)

    Trump and Cruz in Favor of Gold Standard

    In today’s day and age of central banking most politically interested citizens don’t know much about the gold standard. Bernie Sanders supporters probably have never... Read more

  • This July 29, 2015 photo shows a sign at the Abbott Laboratories campus in Abbott Park, Ill.  (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)

    Abbott Labs to Spend $19.3 Billion to Buy St. Jude Medical

    Abbott Laboratories will spend $19.3 billion to buy St. Jude Medical Inc. in a cash-stock deal that aims to strengthen the medical device maker’s stake... Read more

  • Chairman of Icahn Enterprises Carl Icahn participates in a panel discussion at the New York Times 2015 DealBook Conference at the Whitney Museum of American Art on November 3, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for New York Times)

    Billionaire Carl Icahn Sells His Entire Apple Stake, Cites ‘Tsunami’ of Trouble in China Market

    Apple Inc. has had a rough week. Carl Icahn, one of the company’s biggest supporters, sold his entire stake, 2 days after Apple’s worst quarterly earnings... Read more

  • Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller attends the company's annual press conference in Wolfsburg, Germany, Thursday, April 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    Volkswagen CEO Apologized in Person to Obama Over Scandal

    FRANKFURT, Germany — Volkswagen’s CEO says he apologized in person to U.S. President Barack Obama for the carmaker’s emissions scandal, in which it rigged its... Read more

  • In this Thursday March 20, 2014, file photo, Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation, speaks in Shanghai. (AP Photo)

    Comcast Buys DreamWorks in $3.8 Billion Deal

    The world’s largest media company, Comcast, just acquired DreamWorks, the second best animated film studio in the world behind Pixar.  Comcast’s NBCUniversal paid $3.8 billion... Read more

  • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at a news conference on March 16, 2016. The Fed needs to see good fundamentals translate into real economic growth before raising rates. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Fed in Limbo, Less Concerned About Global Headwinds

    The Federal Reserve faces a dilemma. It wants to raise interest rates, but the economy is not delivering growth that a buoyant labour market and... Read more

  • SpaceX's CRS-5 Dragon seen in orbit, March. 12, 2014. (SpaceX)

    Elon Musk’s SpaceX to Send Ship to Mars by 2018

    Via Twitter on April 27,  SpaceX has announced its plans to send its Dragon spacecraft to Mars as soon as 2018.  Planning to send Dragon to Mars as soon as 2018... Read more

  • A man walks past a Facebook sign in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif., on June 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    These Companies Offer the Biggest Paychecks

    Which companies pay their employees the most in the United States? The online employment website Glassdoor published a report listing the highest-paying companies in America. Technology and consulting... Read more

  • Burberry's flagship store in Shanghai on April 25, 2014. ( Kevin Lee/Getty Images)

    Is Growth for Luxury Brands in China Over?

    China and the Chinese played a primary role in the growth of the luxury sector in the past decade. But what was once a boon... Read more

  • A banner declaring "Save our Steel" is erected outside the Tata Steel plant at Port Talbot, Wales, on March 30, 2016. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

    Steel Is Just Another Tipping Point for Britain’s Unbalanced Economy

    The British government might be taking the first steps towards what many considered unthinkable, the part-nationalization of a manufacturing industry in the interests of the... Read more

  • Turkish-American Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and CEO of Chobani, answers questions during an interview November 17, 2014 in New York. Chobani has become the best-selling yogurt in the US, netting more than one billion USD in annual sales.  AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert        (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chobani Owner Gives 10 Percent of Company to Employees

    The owner of Greek yogurt brand Chobani, Hamdi Ulukaya, announced he was giving 10 percent of the multibillion dollar company to his employees. One of Chobani’s first... Read more

  • Korean TV drama series ‘Descendants of the Sun’ takes Asia by storm. (Composition photo by Epoch Times)

    Drama Series Gives Boost to Korean Economy

    The South Korean drama “Descendants of the Sun” took Hong Kong by storm when actor Song Joong-ki and actress Song Hye-kyo were in town to... Read more

  • Bitcoin medals in Washington, D.C., on June 17, 2014. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks; managing transactions and the issuing of bitcoins is carried out collectively by the network. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

    Bitcoin Mining Is About to Become a Lot Less Profitable

    Imagine being told that your wage was going to be cut in half. Well, that’s what’s soon going to happen to those who make money... Read more

  • Marissa Mayer speaks during the Fortune Global Forum at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, Calif., on Nov. 3, 2015. (Kimberly White/Getty Images for Fortune)

    Yahoo CEO Could Get $55M in Severance Pay in Potential Sale

    SAN FRANCISCO—Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will walk away with a $55 million severance package if the company’s auction of its Internet operations culminates in a... Read more

  • American Idol judge Simon Cowell at the FOX 2002 SummerTCA Tour at the Huntington Ritz Carlton Hotel in Pasadena, CA on Monday, July 22, 2002. Photo credit: Kevin Winter/ImageDirect

    Parent Company of ‘American Idol’ and ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Files for Bankruptcy

    Less than a month after the final episode of “American Idol” aired, the company behind the show, Core Media Group, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection,... Read more

  • LONDON, ENGLAND—High street retailer British Home Stores (BHS) employees leave the BHS headquarters,  where staff were told on April 25th, 2016, that the company will go into administration, threatening almost 11,000 jobs. BHS currently has 164 stores across the UK since it opened its first store in 1928.  (Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

    Retailer BHS Collapses With 11,000 Jobs at Risk

    British department store owner BHS called in outside help on Monday, April 25th, to help prevent closure and avert the loss of 11,000 jobs in... Read more

  • This July 29, 2015 photo shows a sign at the Abbott Laboratories campus in Abbott Park, Ill.  (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)

    Abbott Labs to Spend $19.3 Billion to Buy St. Jude Medical

    Abbott Laboratories will spend $19.3 billion to buy St. Jude Medical Inc. in a cash-stock deal that aims to strengthen the medical device maker’s stake... Read more

  • Chairman of Icahn Enterprises Carl Icahn participates in a panel discussion at the New York Times 2015 DealBook Conference at the Whitney Museum of American Art on November 3, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for New York Times)

    Billionaire Carl Icahn Sells His Entire Apple Stake, Cites ‘Tsunami’ of Trouble in China Market

    Apple Inc. has had a rough week. Carl Icahn, one of the company’s biggest supporters, sold his entire stake, 2 days after Apple’s worst quarterly earnings... Read more

  • Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller attends the company's annual press conference in Wolfsburg, Germany, Thursday, April 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    Volkswagen CEO Apologized in Person to Obama Over Scandal

    FRANKFURT, Germany — Volkswagen’s CEO says he apologized in person to U.S. President Barack Obama for the carmaker’s emissions scandal, in which it rigged its... Read more

  • In this Thursday March 20, 2014, file photo, Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation, speaks in Shanghai. (AP Photo)

    Comcast Buys DreamWorks in $3.8 Billion Deal

    The world’s largest media company, Comcast, just acquired DreamWorks, the second best animated film studio in the world behind Pixar.  Comcast’s NBCUniversal paid $3.8 billion... Read more

  • SpaceX's CRS-5 Dragon seen in orbit, March. 12, 2014. (SpaceX)

    Elon Musk’s SpaceX to Send Ship to Mars by 2018

    Via Twitter on April 27,  SpaceX has announced its plans to send its Dragon spacecraft to Mars as soon as 2018.  Planning to send Dragon to Mars as soon as 2018... Read more

  • A man walks past a Facebook sign in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif., on June 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    These Companies Offer the Biggest Paychecks

    Which companies pay their employees the most in the United States? The online employment website Glassdoor published a report listing the highest-paying companies in America. Technology and consulting... Read more

  • Burberry's flagship store in Shanghai on April 25, 2014. ( Kevin Lee/Getty Images)

    Is Growth for Luxury Brands in China Over?

    China and the Chinese played a primary role in the growth of the luxury sector in the past decade. But what was once a boon... Read more

  • Turkish-American Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and CEO of Chobani, answers questions during an interview November 17, 2014 in New York. Chobani has become the best-selling yogurt in the US, netting more than one billion USD in annual sales.  AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert        (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chobani Owner Gives 10 Percent of Company to Employees

    The owner of Greek yogurt brand Chobani, Hamdi Ulukaya, announced he was giving 10 percent of the multibillion dollar company to his employees. One of Chobani’s first... Read more

  • Lanterns hang outside an Apple store in a mall in Beijing on February 23, 2016. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

    Apple Posts Worst Results in 13 Years, Huge Plunge in China, Hong Kong Sales

    Apple posted the worst quarterly results since 2003, owing dominantly to a huge plunge in China sales. The tech giant reported a revenue drop of 13 percent, compared... Read more

  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus at The Grove in Los Angeles on Sept. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

    Apple Reports iPhone Sales Down, 1st Revenue Drop Since 2003

    SAN FRANCISCO—Apple says quarterly revenue fell for the first time in more than a decade, as iPhone sales fell compared with a year ago. That’s... Read more

  • (IconSpeak)

    One T-shirt Company Is Breaking the Language Barrier

    Three young Swiss entrepreneurs think they have found an easy, affordable, and stress-free way to cross the language barrier.  IconSpeak—”Because with ICONs, you can SPEAK,... Read more

  • The first Chick-Fil-A restaurant in New York City a day before its opening, on Oct. 2, 2015. (Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)

    Chick-fil-A Recalls All Chocolate Chunk Cookies for Peanut Contamination

    If you want to get a chocolate chip cookie at a Chick-fil-A, you’re going to be disappointed for the next week or so.  Chick-fil-A has recalled... Read more

  • In this May 26, 2015, file photo, the Time Warner Cable corporate logo is displayed at a company store, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Time Warner Cable, Charter Gets Green Light to Merge by FCC Chair

    Time Warner Cable was approved to merge with Charter Communications by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler on April 25. The deal, that values Time Warner... Read more

  • Stephane Linder, President and CEO of Gucci.

Foto: Matthias Kehrein

    Gucci: A Fine Balance Between Quality and Creativity

    Following his appointment early last year,  Alessandro Michele, the new creative director for Gucci, has translated his love of antiques and vintage motifs across the brand generating... Read more

  • McDonald's french fries at a McDonald's restaurant on April 19, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    McDonald’s Quashes All-You-Can-Eat Fries Reports

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo.—McDonald’s Corp. is quashing reports that a coming Missouri restaurant will test all-you-can-eat fries, saying the endless spuds will be available for a... Read more

  • An Epoch Times staff members views the Yahoo home page with the Adblock Plus app installed on her computer in New York on OCt. 1, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    How One Startup Is Blocking Ad Blockers

    People like free stuff, like consuming online articles and videos without looking at the annoying pop-up ads. And now there are plenty of ad blocking... Read more

  • Lawrence Orsini, president and founder of Lo3 energy in front of a rooftop solar panel installation on President St. in Brooklyn, N.Y. (Courtesy of Lawrence Orsini)

    Brooklyn Microgrid World’s First Peer-to-Peer, Blockchain Energy Transaction

    NEW YORK—The future in peer-to-peer consumer energy exchange is here. The world’s first small-scale power grid, a microgrid, to use consumer blockchain transaction (think Bitcoin) has begun in... Read more

  • An Indian saleswoman holds two bars of 24 carat gold, weighing a kilogram each, at Forever Precious Jewellery and Diamonds Ltd. in Ahmedabad, India, on May 14, 2010. (Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images)

    Trump and Cruz in Favor of Gold Standard

    In today’s day and age of central banking most politically interested citizens don’t know much about the gold standard. Bernie Sanders supporters probably have never... Read more

  • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at a news conference on March 16, 2016. The Fed needs to see good fundamentals translate into real economic growth before raising rates. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Fed in Limbo, Less Concerned About Global Headwinds

    The Federal Reserve faces a dilemma. It wants to raise interest rates, but the economy is not delivering growth that a buoyant labour market and... Read more

  • A banner declaring "Save our Steel" is erected outside the Tata Steel plant at Port Talbot, Wales, on March 30, 2016. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

    Steel Is Just Another Tipping Point for Britain’s Unbalanced Economy

    The British government might be taking the first steps towards what many considered unthinkable, the part-nationalization of a manufacturing industry in the interests of the... Read more

  • Korean TV drama series ‘Descendants of the Sun’ takes Asia by storm. (Composition photo by Epoch Times)

    Drama Series Gives Boost to Korean Economy

    The South Korean drama “Descendants of the Sun” took Hong Kong by storm when actor Song Joong-ki and actress Song Hye-kyo were in town to... Read more

  • Oil pipelines on a hot, humid day near a refinery in Sitra, Bahrain, in the Persian Gulf, on Aug. 19, 2009. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

    OPEC’s Control Over Global Oil Prices Slips Away

    When negotiations in Doha, Qatar, between some of the world’s largest petroleum producers failed to deliver an expected freeze of oil production, markets responded in... Read more

  • George Town pictured in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, on April 24, 2008. (David Rogers/Getty Images)

    What’s the Difference Between Tax Avoidance and Evasion?

    In the wake of the Panama Papers revelations, the distinction between tax planning, tax avoidance, aggressive tax avoidance, and tax evasion seems to have been... Read more

  • Customers look at gold jewellery on display at a shop in Hefei, east China's Anhui province on August 23, 2010. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Takes Next Steps in Global Gold Strategy

    China is the world’s largest producer, consumer, and importer of gold. But that’s not enough. The country is taking steps to become the dominant power... Read more

  • President Barack Obama (C) talks to John B. Emerson (R), U.S. ambassador to Germany, and Stephan Weil (2R), governor of German state of Lower Saxony, upon his arrival at the airport in Hannover, northern Germany, on April 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

    Obama Delivers Strong Defense of International Trade Deals

    AERZEN, Germany—President Barack Obama delivered a strong defense of international trade deals Sunday in the face of domestic and foreign opposition, saying it’s “indisputable” that... Read more

  • Protesters rallying against the TTIP and CETA free trade agreements march on the eve of a visit by President Barack Obama in Hanover, Germany, on April 23, 2016. Many in Germany are wary of the agreements and claim that both TTIP, a free trade agreement being negotiated between the E.U. and U.S., and CETA, a similar agreement between the E.U. and Canada, will have far-reaching negative impacts in Europe that include labor, economic, environmental, and legal aspects. (Sascha Schuermann/Getty Images)

    Trans-Atlantic Trade Deal in Focus When Obama Visits Germany

    BERLIN—When President Barack Obama opens the world’s largest industrial fair in the northern German city of Hannover on Sunday, he’ll be leading a delegation of... Read more

  • Steel pipes at a port in Lianyungang, eastern China's Jiangsu province, are being loaded for export on Dec. 1, 2015. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Tsinghua Professor Slams China’s Inability to Implement 13th 5-Year Plan

    When Chinese professors come abroad to talk about the economy, they usually toe the party line. Justin Lin, a professor at Peking University, for example,... Read more

  • (Illustration by Jens Almroth/Epoch Times; images by iStock)

    Negative Interest Rates Are Coming and What This Means for You

    After the financial crisis of 2008, American consumers had to grudgingly get used to receiving no interest income on their savings accounts. Many thought—and still... Read more

  • Brazilian anti-government protesters demand President Dilma Rousseff's resignation at the Esplanada dos Ministerios in Brasilia on March 13, 2016. (Andressa Anholete/AFP/Getty Images)

    Why Brazil’s Economic Rollercoaster Is Far From Over

    Brazil has gone from an impressive economic boom to the worst crisis in its modern history in less than a decade. The country’s situation appears... Read more

  • Qatar's Minister of Energy and Industry Mohammed Saleh al-Sada (C), Saudi Arabia's Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources Ali al-Naimi (C-L), Venezuela's minister of petroleum and mining Eulogio Del Pino (L), and Russia's Energy Minister Alexander Novak (C-R) attend a press conference in the Qatari capital Doha on Feb. 16, 2016. Energy giants Saudi Arabia and Russia agreed to freeze oil output to try to stabilise the market if other major producers do the same, Qatar's oil minister said. (Olya Morvan/AFP/Getty Images)

    Oil Meeting in Qatar Collapses Without Freeze as Iran Absent

    DOHA, Qatar—A meeting of oil-rich countries in Qatar that had been expected to boost crude prices by freezing production fell apart Sunday as Iran stayed... Read more

  • (C5Photography/iStock)

    ‘Helicopter Money’—Why Economists Are Now Thinking the Unthinkable

    For the 85th month in a row, the Bank of England has voted to keep interest rates at a low of 0.5 percent. Along with... Read more

  • The era of coal is coming to an end. (Alexander G/Flickr, CC BY-SA)

    Peabody’s Bankruptcy Claim Is a Symbol of Coal’s End

    The announcement that Peabody Energy, the world’s largest non-government coal company, is to file for bankruptcy in the United States is one of more symbolic... Read more

  • IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde (R) shows the way to U.S. Federal Chair Janet Yellen (2nd R) as People's Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan (L) looks on, after an International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) family photo during the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Spring Meetings at the IMF headquarters in Washington, D.C., on April 16, 2016. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

    Finance Leaders Pledge Effort to Boost Global Growth

    WASHINGTON—Global finance officials are vowing to try to reinvigorate a lackluster global economy and urging governments to embrace free trade and do more to fight... Read more

  • Qatar's Minister of Energy and Industry Mohammed Saleh al-Sada (C), Saudi Arabia's Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources Ali al-Naimi (C-L), Venezuela's minister of petroleum and mining Eulogio Del Pino (L), and Russia's Energy Minister Alexander Novak (C-R) attend a press conference in the Qatari capital Doha on Feb. 16, 2016. Energy giants Saudi Arabia and Russia agreed to freeze oil output to try to stabilise the market if other major producers do the same, Qatar's oil minister said. (Olya Morvan/AFP/Getty Images)

    Oil Producers Meet in Qatar to Discuss Cap, Iran Absent

    DOHA, Qatar—Oil-producing countries met Sunday in Qatar to discuss a possible freeze of production to counter low global prices, but Iran’s decision to stay home... Read more

  • Customers use Wells Fargo Bank ATM machines in Santa Clara, Calif., on April 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    Some Big US Banks Have 6 Months Shape Up Plans

    WASHINGTON—Five of the biggest U.S. banks have six months to get their disaster plans in shape. That’s the message regulators issued Wednesday after giving the... Read more

  • A money exchange business in the Wan Chai district of Hong Kong on April 7, 2016.      (Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images)

    What Capital Exactly Is Flowing to and From China

    China’s currency and foreign exchange reserves have been front page news since the start of 2016 because they impact Western stock markets and economies. After... Read more

  • Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz arrives for his press conference in Ottawa on April 13, 2016. The central bank remains ready to act should the economic outlook deteriorate. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Fiscal Spending to Lift Economy, According to Bank of Canada

    OTTAWA—Fiscal spending in Budget 2016 will outweigh a number of economic headwinds and boost growth, according to the Bank of Canada. The Canadian central bank left... Read more

  • Bitcoin medals in Washington, D.C., on June 17, 2014. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks; managing transactions and the issuing of bitcoins is carried out collectively by the network. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

    Bitcoin Mining Is About to Become a Lot Less Profitable

    Imagine being told that your wage was going to be cut in half. Well, that’s what’s soon going to happen to those who make money... Read more

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C., on May 3, 2013. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

    Enough With the Earnings: SEC May Reduce Company Reports

    NEW YORK—Four times a year there’s a kind of parade on Wall Street: companies announce their quarterly earnings, all in a row, with the banks... Read more

  • The Marketing Corner: Retailers and Digital

    Lately, it feels that retail advertising is ever-present. No matter the channel (TV, radio, digital, or social) retailers are on and one cannot escape seeing... Read more

  • Marketing Corner: Cross-platform and Audience Measurement Model

    As we approach this year’s upfront television buying season, many marketers are seeking a quite different approach to their buying investment versus a year ago... Read more

  • A banner for the South by Southwest technology and entertainment conference. (Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Marketing Corner: Tech Buzz

    Our world is constantly evolving. If you have trouble believing this, just check out the social chatter from a few weeks ago. It was dominated... Read more

  • French winemakers open the tap of a Spanish truck's wine tanker on April 4, 2016 in Le Boulon, ten kilometers forms the French-Spanish border, during a demonstration against southern countries' wine imports. (RAYMOND ROIG/AFP/Getty)

    France Wages Wine-War on Spain; Dumps Roughly 90,000 Bottles of Spanish Wine Into Streets

    “Unfair competition” is the 150 French vintners’ claim as to why they attacked a massive wine shipment headed into France from Spain on April 4... Read more

  • Marketing Corner: Is The Medium The Message?

    This question has become a quagmire that many marketers are asking. Metaphorically speaking, media is becoming a means in which consumers extend their capabilities in... Read more

  • Hispanic mothers and children cross the street in Chicago's largely Hispanic Little Village neighborhood. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

    Marketing Corner: Hispanic Consumers Update

    According to U.S. Census data, Hispanics are the fastest growing consumer segment in the U.S. representing a staggering $1.3 trillion in spending power. This is... Read more

  • Job seekers look over job opening fliers at the WorkSource exhibit, a collaborative effort by governmental agencies to offer jobs and job training resources at the Greater Los Angeles Career Expo at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, Calif., on May 14, 2009. (David McNew/Getty Images)

    We Need to Look Beyond Unemployment to Fix Labor Market Inequality

    When we think about disadvantages and challenges in the labor market, unemployment generally takes center stage, clearly exemplified by the monthly jobs report hype over... Read more

  • The Marketing Corner: Marketing Strategies for Using Celebrities

    There is an old saying: “What’s in a name?” Well, if you are well-known, it could carry weight. And used properly by a brand, it... Read more

  • The Marketing Corner: Traditional Practices De-Mystify Viewability

    Within the marketing arena, there is a surge of information that is read, deciphered, and put into action. Marketing is always in a state of... Read more

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    Book Review: ‘The New Case for Gold’

    Whether it’s up or down today, gold is always a hot topic. If you say it has value or that it is money, you may... Read more

  • In a picture taken on December 10, 2009 Wind turbines dot the landscape on the outskirts of Dongying, in central China's Shandong province. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

    A Closer Look at China’s Wind Power Plan

    Western idealists often portray China as a country that “can get things done,” be it investment in infrastructure or the expansion of renewable energy. What... Read more

  • Investor Confidence Plummets as China’s ‘National Team’ Retreats. (ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

    Investor Confidence Plummets as China’s ‘National Team’ Retreats

    China’s “national team,” which was organized by the authorities and endowed with billions in cash to save the stock market following last year’s crash, pledged... Read more

  • Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, before the Senate Banking Committee hearing on: 'The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress.' (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Is the Fed Afraid of the Market?

    When the Federal Reserve embarked on its mission to raise interest rates by 3 percent in December of 2015, it was optimistic the economy would... Read more

  • James Rickards, author of the national bestseller "Currency Wars."

    Jim Rickards on Fed Policy and Why Gold Is Winning the Money Competition

    An introduction to lawyer, portfolio manager, government adviser, lecturer, and author James Rickards could easily be five pages long. Sifting through his CV, it’s easier... Read more

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    New Ways to Engage Customers and Build a Brand

    In 2015, we witnessed a great number of marketing enhancements in the social networking sphere, including native social ads, Instant Articles on Facebook, SnapChat Discover,... Read more

  • The Marketing Corner: Top Marketing Trends

    First quarter is a buzz with activity showcasing a myriad of products within a variety of media vehicles. Just recall this past Super Bowl, with... Read more

  • The Marketing Corner: Healthier Alignment between Marketing and Sales

    For years, marketing and sales teams could literally represent the ultimate dysfunctional family. Interestingly enough, these teams not only don’t speak with one another, they... Read more

  • Peppers at Union Square Market in New York. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Ethnic Food Trend: Why Gochujang and Ghost Pepper Are Hot Items

    Move aside chocolate-covered bacon and sushi. Sriracha and a world of hot peppers have our attention now. Have you heard of gochujang from Korea? Or... Read more

  • Rendering of Copper Hills homes. (Courtesy of Preston Homes)

    Copper Hills Offers Luxury Living in Beautiful Small City Setting

    When Preston Homes launched the first phase of its new home community Copper Hills in 2007, the Town of Newmarket was just beginning to register... Read more

  • (Courtesy of EiEiHomes.com)

    Costly Real Estate Market Drives Home Renovations Industry, says EiEi Home.com

    Home renovations are big business in Canada, outstripping even residential real estate transactions. EiEiHome.com has tapped into the flourishing home renovation industry by establishing a... Read more

  • Rendering of a home built by SkyHomes. (Courtesy of SkyHomes)

    Kleinburg Crown Estates: Spring Into Luxury Living

    Two distinct builders create more than just a home … Caliber Homes and SkyHomes are creating treasured moments at Kleinburg Crown Estates. The distinguished master... Read more

  • Rendering of Parkside Village  (Courtesy Parkside Village)

    Parkside Village Promises to Urbanize Mississauga

    Mississauga’s City Centre has long been a landscape of untapped potential. With scarcely more than Square One Shopping Centre and a movie theatre to attract... Read more

  • Rendering of a residence at Pebble Creek. (Courtesy Falconcrest Homes)

    Developers Team Up to Offer Luxury Urban Oasis in Vaughan

    Imagine a bucolic refuge nestled in the proliferating urban milieu that is Vaughan. That’s exactly what The Residences at Pebble Creek, a 59-unit luxury boutique... Read more

  • The spacious home of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez is on the market for $1.5 million. (courtesy: redfin)

    Aaron Hernandez Home Up For Sale

    Former NFL star, Aaron Hernandez’s home is on the market for $1.5 million according to a listing on redfin. The 5,647-square foot home boasts five... Read more

  • Rendering of a Copper Hills home (Courtesy Preston Group)

    Real Estate Market has Much to Offer in Time for Chinese New Year

    A few real estate projects in and around the GTA should draw major attention from Chinese buyers, says Norman Hill vice president, Al de Castro... Read more

  • Rendering of Mirvish+Gehry Towers. Mirvish+Gehry Toronto will create a new visual identity for the city’s premier arts district. (Milborne Real Estate Inc.)

    New Condo Launches Will Attract Much Chinese Interest, Says Real Estate Veteran

    It isn’t every day that the country’s top realty brokerage firm shares its ruminations about Toronto’s buoyant, if not red hot, real estate market. According... Read more

  • Rendering of Canary Park Condominiums. Canary District will catch the eyes of the world as it transitions from a home for athletes of the 2015 Pan American Games into a celebration of life and nature, family and community. (Baker Real Estate Inc.)

    Baker: End Users Want Condos Located in Existing Communities

    The success of the GTA condo market over the past decade has been driven in large part by investors, and builders have catered to this... Read more

  • CMHC Examining Banks Taking on More Mortgage Risk

    TORONTO—Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is continuing to explore the possibility of forcing banks to shoulder more of the risk associated with home mortgage... Read more

  • Rendering of a kitchen in a home by Regal Crest Homes. (Courtesy Regal Crest Homes)

    Building Quality Is More Important Than Quantity, Says Regal Crest Homes

    Sometimes less is more. Such is the philosophy of Regal Crest Homes, the 51-year-old building company that eschews avarice in favour of quality. “We want... Read more

  • A  single family home in Toronto. Along with Vancouver, Toronto is skewing national averages for sales and price appreciation. (Epoch Times Staff)

    January Home Sales Reinforce Correction Fears in Toronto, Vancouver

    TORONTO—Surging sales in the piping-hot real estate markets of Toronto and Vancouver last month prompted one of Canada’s big banks to express concerns Tuesday, Feb. 16, that the... Read more

  • Rendering of the lobby at The Diamond Condominiums on Yonge by Diamante Development Corporation, currently in preconstruction at 75 Canterbury Place, Toronto. (Diamante Development Corporation)

    The Diamond Will Add Sparkle to North York Skyline

    The Diamond, a 30-storey tower at 75 Canterbury Place, marks the first North York condo project for Diamante Development Corp. “And they could not be... Read more

  • Rendering of Daniels Waterfront, a new condo development by the Daniels Corporation currently in preconstruction at 132 Queens Quay East, Toronto. (Courtesy of City Life Realty)

    Daniels at Forefront of Revitalizing Key Toronto Neighbourhoods

    There’s no end in sight for many homebuyers’ love affair with downtown condominium living in Toronto, according to Dominic Tompa, Broker of Record for City... Read more

  • Rendering of Residences of Pebble Creek, luxury townhomes in Vaughan  by Falconcrest Homes and Graywood Developments. (Courtesy of Intercity Realty Inc.)

    Millennials Driving GTA Real Estate Market, Says Intercity Realty

    Nobody has a better pulse on what’s happening in the Greater Toronto Area’s residential real estate market than Intercity Realty Inc., and according to the... Read more

  • Whitehaus Condos, a new condo development by Lifetime Developments and Knightstone Capital Management Inc. currently in preconstruction at 2360 Yonge Street in Toronto. The development is scheduled for completion in 2019. (Courtesy of Lifetime Development)

    Lifetime Developments Is Clearly Building for the Future

    For more than 30 years, Lifetime Developments has been at the forefront of the Toronto real estate scene, redefining some of the city’s hottest neighbourhoods... Read more

  • Rendering of Empire Communities' Eau de Soleil in southwest Toronto along Lake Ontario, one of the tallest buildings on the waterfront in Canada. Both towers are 66 storeys. (Courtesy of Empire Communities)

    Empire Establishes Flourishing New Home Market Beyond GTA

    Empire Communities has found that new home buyers who were traditionally drawn to Toronto are willing to venture beyond the Greater Toronto Area. As well... Read more

  • Rendering of Tour des Canadiens 2, located on the corner of Peel and St. Antoine streets just south of Montreal’s Bell Centre, where the Habs play their home games during the hockey season. (Courtesy of Canderel Residential)

    Canderel Expects International Buyers to Drive 2016 Sales

    For developer Canderel Residential, 2015 was a year of many milestones. Rock-bottom interest rates helped propel the completion of sales of all 634 units at... Read more

  • Rendering of the Toronto skyline, with The One in the foreground. The new condo development by Mizrahi Developments, currently in preconstruction at 1 Bloor Street West, will be 80 storeys and have 560 units. (Courtesy of Urbanation)

    Outlook 2016: Condo Activity Moves Back Downtown

    The GTA saw just over 4,000 new condo units sold in the third quarter of 2015, down 13 percent from a year earlier but directly... Read more

  • Rendering of J. Davis House, a new condo development by Mattamy Homes and Biddington Homes in preconstruction at 1955 Yonge Street in Toronto. The development is scheduled for completion in 2018. (Milborne Real Estate Inc.)

    Milborne Real Estate: Triple-A Locations and Transit-Oriented Sites Big for 2016

    Hunter Milborne has been at the forefront of the Toronto area condominium scene from its early stages nearly four decades ago. The “Dean of Condos”... Read more


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