Post Tagged with: "money"

Travellers in Israel enjoying their vacation. Image: alon klinger

Canadians Don’t Take Enough Vacation Time

Workers in Canada aren’t taking their vacations. A recent survey said that one-quarter of workers don’t take their full vacation time because they are afraid of having too much work to do when they get back.

by · June 26, 2014 · Health, News
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Redskins Trademark Taken Away

The trademark for the name “Redskins” used by the Washington Redskins football team, has been cancelled.

by · June 18, 2014 · News, Sports
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Chocolate May Soon Cost More

The price for a bar of chocolate may soon be going up. That’s because cocoa beans, the main ingredient in chocolate, are becoming harder to get.

by · June 12, 2014 · News
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Protests Against Veterans’ Affairs Department

Veterans’ Affairs, the government department that serves men and women from Canada’s military, is being criticized.

by · June 10, 2014 · News, Politics
Couches, like the ones seen here, can sometimes be more than meets the eye. Image: Ari Rubin

Trio Find $40K In Old Used Couch

A 91-year-old widow in New York had a funny way of saving her money.

She stashed it in a zipper pocket in the arms of her old sofa. She felt it would be safe there.

And so it was, until one day when she was having some health problems and her family gave away the couch to a Salvation Army thrift shop.

by · May 19, 2014 · Lighter, News
Canada’s First No-Tipping Restaurant

Canada’s First No-Tipping Restaurant

In most restaurants in Canada and the U.S., after a meal the customer leaves the server a “tip.”

The tip is a bit more money, usually about 15 to 20 per cent of the cost of the meal, that goes directly to the server.

by · May 14, 2014 · Lighter, News
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Daycare For Cellphones?

Students in New York City are not allowed to take cellphones to school.

But students in one neighbourhood have come up with a solution that keeps their phones nearby and also benefits local businesses.

by · April 25, 2014 · Kids, Lighter, News
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CBC To Cut 657 Jobs

The CBC announced last week that it plans to cut 657 jobs over the next two years.

The CBC (Radio-Canada in Quebec) had to drastically cut the amount of money it can spend (its budget). Because it had to cut more than $130 million, it had to let go of many people’s jobs because it would not be able to afford to pay their salaries.

by · April 14, 2014 · News
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Is It Okay To Work For No Money?

Many companies train young people through an “internship.”

An unpaid internship is when someone (usually a student) learns a job by working at a company, but doesn’t get paid. Instead of money, they get training and experience.

Two popular Canadian magazines have been told by the government that they must stop offering unpaid internships.

by · March 30, 2014 · News
Saddle Ridge Hoard coins and dirt. Image: Wikipedia

Couple Finds Buried Treasure–In Their Backyard

A husband and wife struck gold last month… in their backyard.

The man and woman were walking their dog on their property in California when the woman noticed a strange looking, rusty can in the ground.

They started digging, and eventually uncovered eight metal cans. The cans were full of gold coins–1,427 of them.

It turns out that the coins are very valuable. In fact, they’re worth more than $10-million.

by · March 23, 2014 · Lighter, News