S&P/TSX composite up in early trading, U.S. markets mixed; Loonie down

S&P/TSX composite up in early trading, U.S. markets mixed; Loonie down

TORONTO – Gains the financial and industrial sectors helped offset losses in the materials sector as Canada’s main stock index rose in early trading. The S&P/TSX composite index up 44.99 points at 16,689.98. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 178.57 points at 28,824.23. The S&P 500 index was up 14.20 points […]

Women who have more sex have lower risk of early menopause: Study

Women who have more sex have lower risk of early menopause: Study

LONDON — Women who have sex at least once a month have a lower risk of entering menopause early than women with less active sex lives, scientists have found in research which they say points to a form of biological energy trade-off. A study of data from almost 3,000 women in the United States showed […]

Would you save 70% of your income so you could retire early? Meet FIRE advocate Scott Rieckens, on track to retire at 41

Would you save 70% of your income so you could retire early? Meet FIRE advocate Scott Rieckens, on track to retire at 41

Want to retire at age 41? Author and documentary filmmaker Scott Rieckens is on track to do it. But it’s not easy: he and his wife first had to transform their lavish lifestyle based on the principles of the controversial FIRE movement. FIRE stands for “Financial Independence, Retire Early” and for some it means severe […]

Drake wins early and often at Billboard Music Awards

Drake wins early and often at Billboard Music Awards

Mother’s Day is in a couple weeks, but Drake gave his mom an early gift with a heartfelt speech at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, where the rap star also broke Taylor Swift’s record for most wins. Drake turned up the love for his mom when he picked up top artist, besting Cardi B, Ariana […]

How tiny babies are revealing big clues of early life

How tiny babies are revealing big clues of early life

A newborn’s first few days of life are fragile and potentially dangerous, navigating a world full of viruses, infections and bacteria. Many around the world don’t survive. While doctors and researchers have traditionally had few clues about what is happening to a newborn during this critical time, a new international study involving the University of British Columbia (UBC) may […]

Bargain hunting for school supplies starts early

Bargain hunting for school supplies starts early

By Lesley-Anne ScorgiePersonal finance columnist Sun., Aug. 12, 2018 School supply lists are getting longer and parents can feel financially frazzled by the pressures of back-to-school shopping. The average Canadian family spent a whopping $ 890 on supplies and clothing, according to a recent survey by RetailMeNot Inc. Driving up those costs, which are double […]