WestJet, Swoop, Harvey's and Tim Hortons: Here are some of the funniest corporate April Fool's pranks this year.
Forbes has released its annual list of the richest people alive. At the top of the rankings are the usual suspects – since 2001 the top spot has been occupied by one of only four individuals: Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim Helu and Jeff Bezos.Click through to see the top 20 richest people in the world.All figures in U.S. dollars.Download the Yahoo Finance app, available for Apple and Android.
When it comes to buying a new car, truck or SUV, one of the biggest question for owners is resale value. While it’s no secret that a vehicle’s value starts to drop the second it’s driven off the lot, some rides fare better than others.The folks at Canadian Black Book have released their Best Retained Value awards for 2019. The overall brand winners were Toyota (including its luxury brand Lexus), and Porsche.Here are the winners in each of the main categories.Download the Yahoo Finance app, available for Apple and Android.
It’s no secret that the Toronto real estate market is out of reach for many of the city’s residents. Even though the city is moving past the point where homes sell far above asking price, it’s still difficult for new buyers to enter the market.Case in point is this Toronto home that sold recently for a whopping $1,570,000. Granted, that’s $20,000 below the initial asking price, but many would likely agree that the amount seems high for what you’re getting here.Click through the slideshow to see more of the home and let us know in the comments below if you think the price for this house is fair.(Images courtesy Zoocasa)Download the Yahoo Finance app, available for Apple and Android.
It's no secret that U.S. President Donald Trump loves to tweet. Whether it's early in the morning, the middle of the night, or any time in between, if the president thinks of a tweet, the president sends a tweet.
The old adage that the three most important factors in real estate are location, location, location is particularly true for this pile of rubble in Vancouver.
Canadian entrepreneur Ray Reddy is CEO of Ritual, an app that seeks to simplify the office lunch hour and revolutionize the way we think of take-out.
U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter to lambaste some of his favourite targets on Wednesday, cheering the implementation of his tariffs.
Any way you slice it, a million dollars is a lot of money. But depending on where you are in Canada, that amount gets you a very different piece of real estate.In this edition of our weekly look at million-dollar Canadian homes, we feature a modern mansion in Conception Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, a traditional family home in French Creek, B.C., and a semi-detached in Toronto, ON that – how should we say this – is a renovator’s dream.(All listings and photos courtesy Zoocasa)Download the Yahoo Finance app, available for Apple and Android.
Statistics Canada reported on Thursday that new home prices in Canada remained flat in April for the second consecutive month. But that’s a national average – what you get for your money still varies widely depending on which part of the country you’re looking in.In this week’s look at million-dollar Canadian homes, we feature three listings that precisely illustrate that point.We’ve got a small home in Toronto, on the famous De Grassi street, no less! There’s also a three-bedroom family home in Airdrie, Alberta. And last, we feature a gorgeous waterfront property in West Covenhead, Prince Edward Island.Which would you choose?(All listings and photos courtesy Zoocasa)Download the Yahoo Finance app, available for Apple and Android.
We reached out to some of Ontario's leading economic experts and asked one (not so) simple question: What impact will Doug Ford's win have on Ontario's economy?
Twitter is less than impressed with the branding for the stores that will sell legal recreational marijuana in Ontario.
This past year, it seemed that one company after another was trying to get in on the hold my beer meme by one-upping each other in the screw-up department. Racial insensitivity, accidental tweets, forgetting the past and just plain old beating up customers are some highlights from this year’s list. So, here then are the biggest blunders by businesses from the past year.
J.R.R. Tolkien’s groundbreaking novel “The Hobbit” was first published on September 21, 1937. To celebrate the book’s 80th birthday, we’ve selected three Airbnb properties in locations where the trilogy of films based on the book were shot.Now, they’re all in New Zealand, so you’ll have to find some way to get there (on dragon-back? perhaps riding a giant eagle?), but once you’re there we’ve got some amazing places for you to stay.Click through the gallery and let us know in the comments which is your favourite.(All values in U.S. dollars)
The whole point of taking a vacation is to get away from all the stress of home life, right? Well if that’s the goal, then why not spend your holiday in one of the least stressful cities in the world?Zipjet has just released a list of the cities that will cause you the least stress and the top three are Hannover, Germany, Luxembourg and Stuttgart (also in Germany).And talk about low stress! We’ve already planned half your vacation by finding an Airbnb for you to rent in each of those cities. Have a great trip!(All figures in U.S. dollars)
Ah, fall. The leaves change colours, the sweaters come out of the back of the drawer and, of course, the sweet aroma of pumpkin spice fills the air.But the distinctive blend of autumn has taken on a life of its own. It’s not just cups of coffee that are flavoured with the distinctive blend. Love it or hate it, pumpkin spice is now an industry. And it’s everywhere.Here’s a collection of the weirdest products that come in a pumpkin spice variety.If you’ve seen an even weirder pumpkin spice version of anything at all, tweet us a photo @YahooFinanceCA or let us know in the comments below.
Every year The Economist puts out its list of the world’s most livable cities, called the Global Livability Ranking. In this week’s look at unique Airbnbs, we’ve decided to focus on the top three cities on the 2017 list: Melbourne, Vienna and Vancouver.These cities are all beautiful in their own right, and any of them would make a great place to spend your much-needed vacation time.Have a look at this week’s offerings and let us know in the comments below which is your favourite.All prices in USD.
With season 7 of the uber-popular HBO series wrapped up, and over a year until the show returns, fans will no doubt be looking to fill a void as deep as The Wall is tall.What better way to do that than to visit the locations where the epic series is filmed? We’ve selected a few choice locations for you to see: Kirkjufell, Iceland, which serves as the location for Arrowhead Mountain, Dubrovnik, Croatia, which doubles as King’s Landing, and Seville, Spain, home of the Alcázar palace, also known as Dorne’s Sunspear.So head over to Airbnb and book your trip soon, because as we all know, winter is here.(All figures in U.S. dollars)
Need some alone time? We totally understand, everyone needs some time to themselves to collect their thoughts, regroup or just chill out.Unfortunately, that can be hard to do at home. Sometimes, you just need to get away from all the distractions of daily live and unwind.These three properties available for rent on Airbnb are just what you’re looking for. There’s a silo-style studio in Massachusetts, a pyramid-shaped getaway in Iceland, and an adobe-style getaway among the boulders in California.Enjoy your time to yourself!(All figures in U.S. dollars)
Billboard has released its annual list of the top money-makers in music.The top of the list is a mix of the usual suspects, with a few notable absences (wherefore art thou, Taylor Swift?).Needless to say, being a world famous musician is a very lucrative career. Click through to see who took the number one spot.(All figures in U.S. dollars)
“Wonder Woman” is one of the biggest movies of 2017. It seems people just can’t get enough of Diana Prince’s alter ego kicking serious butt all across Europe.According to Box Office Mojo, the movie has earned nearly $750 million worldwide.One of the things that sets “Wonder Woman” apart from other super hero flicks is its incredible locations. But why limit yourself to seeing these amazing locations on the big screen?Here are three properties for rent on Airbnb that are situated in some of the film’s marquee spots: Palinuro and Apulia, both in Italy, and Arundel, United Kingdom.(All figures in U.S. dollars)