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Archive for November, 2011

The Impossible Problem

Friday, November 25th, 2011

For my last blog post of the term, I have decided that I would look at the Eurozone crisis. There are endless amount of articles, literature, and media coverage on the subject the most recent on which I will be looking it is an article from the Globe and Mail this morning. The aspect that […]

Afghanistan Tim Hortons Scheduled to Close

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

    CBC Business News covered the story of the Kandahar location of Tim Hortons serving military troops in Afghansitan. Now that Canadian troops are withdrawing from th area, Tim Hortons believes that it’s time has been served and the location is scheduled to close. This has been a very successful endeavor for the corporation, […]

Japan: How is it different?

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

With the recent collapses of major European economies and trouble brewing in the US, it is interesting to examine other countries and their points of difference. Here I will be looking at Japan. With reference to a BNN blog post, I will be outlining the structure of the Japan economy and how it differs from […]

The Fit EV – just like every other electric car?

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

  At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Honda revealed its newest addition to its line of fuel alternative vehicles: the 2013 Fit EV. The first question that came to mind was “is this just another short-ranged, battery failing, attempt at an electric vehicle?”  The answer? Well… we don’t know. It boasts a 123 mile per charge range […]

Wal-Mart’s Money Center: is it getting to be too much?

Monday, November 7th, 2011

A New York Times article, reveals the new venture into the money market being made by consumer giant Wal-Mart. The bank’s customers are complaining of high costs and nickel and diming fees that are no longer making it worthwhile to have a bank account. Ans who is providing the alternative? Wal-Mart. Offering cheque cashing and […]

Car Restrictions in Cuba

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

An article in the New York Times on Sunday Novemeber 6th, outlined the difficulties faced by car owners in Cuba. A law was recently lifted that restricted the sales of cars between members of the public. They were previously unable to buy and sell cars without following stringent rules and regulations. Now that these laws […]

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