Google parent company falls short on 3rd quarter profit

Google parent company falls short on 3rd quarter profit

Google parent company Alphabet reported mixed third-quarter results Monday that beat analyst expectations for revenue, but fell short on profits. The stock fell almost three per cent in after-hours trading. The company reported a profit of $ 7.1 billion US, or $ 10.12 per share. Alphabet says quarterly revenue rose 20 per cent to $ 40.5 […]

Michael Crummey, Ian Williams are in, Margaret Atwood and André Alexis are out on Giller Prize short list

Michael Crummey, Ian Williams are in, Margaret Atwood and André Alexis are out on Giller Prize short list

“Enjoy each other’s company.” That’s the advice of 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Michael Redhill to the six finalists for the 2019 prize as they get set to embark on a month-long, cross-country tour. A jury of five announced this year’s short list at a morning event at Toronto’s Scotiabank Plaza. The list brings a […]

Margaret Atwood makes Booker Prize short list, Giller Prize long list

Margaret Atwood makes Booker Prize short list, Giller Prize long list

Awards buzz is ramping up for author Margaret Atwood, who is again in the running for both the Man Booker Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize.  Atwood, who won the former prize in 2000 for The Blind Assassin, has landed a spot on this year’s short list for The Testaments, organizers announced Tuesday in London. The much-hyped […]

The (Mostly) Long and Short of Potential Output

The (Mostly) Long and Short of Potential Output

Introduction Thank you for inviting me here today. An important, if sometimes underappreciated, purpose of central bank speeches is to help the public understand what we are trying to achieve, and why. A greater understanding of our monetary policy actions helps make them more effective. And as a public institution, we have an […]

Virtue, Moir trail after short dance at Grand Prix Final

Virtue, Moir trail after short dance at Grand Prix Final

Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are in the unfamiliar territory at the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Nagoya, Japan. Rather than leading the pack following Thursday’s short dance competition, the duo are in second place heading into Friday’s free dance. French skaters Gabriella Papdakis and Guillaume Cizeron are in first place with a score […]

Manchester United’s high-octane offence makes short work of Watford

Manchester United’s high-octane offence makes short work of Watford

By Steve DouglasThe Associated Press Tues., Nov. 28, 2017 So often lauded for its defensive strength, Manchester United issued another reminder of its attacking talent by scoring four goals in a Premier League game for the sixth time this season. On the receiving end this time was Watford, which had already been pummeled 6-0 by […]

Catch them if you can: Canadian men’s short track relay team golden again

Catch them if you can: Canadian men’s short track relay team golden again

The Canadian men’s short track relay team struck gold on Sunday in the Netherlands, making them a perfect two-for-two this season in World Cup competition. The women’s relay team also stepped onto the podium for the second time in as many weeks, claiming bronze, while Samuel Girard came away with silver in the men’s 1,000-metre. The quartet […]

The long reach of short selling

Arthur Smelyansky has been an avid retail investor since the day he turned 18. “My economics teacher was trading and making more money in the lunch hour than he was during the week teaching us,” he says. “And I couldn’t wait to join him in those ranks.” Now 35, Smelyansky has taken specialized courses through […]