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  • What do you do if your SIN has been stolen? - 2014-04-15 8:49 AM

    TORONTO - Canadians who have their social insurance numbers compromised such those affected by the breach of Canada Revenue Agency's system by the Heartbleed bug can minimize their risk by taking steps to protect their credit and other personal information, security experts say.

  • Canadian home sales in March up from year ago - 2014-04-15 4:17 AM

    TORONTO - The Canadian Real Estate Association says the number of homes sold last month was up 4.9 per cent compared with the same month last year, but remained below the 10-year average.

  • Tax considerations for the cottage - 2014-04-15 2:00 AM

    (Special) - Canadians still love the cottage.

  • Cash Store secures creditor protection - 2014-04-14 9:18 PM

    EDMONTON - The Cash Store Financial Services Inc. (TSX:CSF) says its application for creditor protection has been granted by an Ontario court.

  • OSFI issues new rules for mortgage insurers - 2014-04-14 5:52 AM

    OTTAWA - Canada's financial regulator is looking to issue new guidelines governing high-risk mortgages in the country's housing market.

  • Teranet house price index flat in March - 2014-04-14 4:34 AM

    TORONTO - The Teranet–National Bank index of Canadian house prices was unchanged last month, the first time in 15 years that there hasn't been an increase between February and March.

  • Stay on top of your credit scores: experts - 2014-04-10 9:09 AM

    TORONTO - When Derrick Forster returned from vacation two years ago, he had a disturbing telephone message awaiting him.

  • BofA paying $772M over selling credit card extras - 2014-04-09 10:24 AM

    WASHINGTON - Bank of America Corp. is paying $772 million in fines and refunds to settle regulators' accusations that it misled customers who bought extra credit-card products and illegally charged others for credit monitoring and reporting services they didn't receive.

  • Heartbleed bug causes major security headache - 2014-04-09 9:18 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - A confounding computer bug called "Heartbleed" is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent theft of their email accounts, credit card numbers and other sensitive information.

  • What you need to know about the Heartbleed bug - 2014-04-09 9:17 AM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information may be at risk as a result of a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this week.

  • Fearing Heartbleed bug, tax agency pulls plug - 2014-04-09 7:52 AM

    OTTAWA - With tax-return season in full swing, the Canada Revenue Agency suddenly locked down its online filing services on Wednesday, fearful of a new vulnerability in software used by much of the world to safeguard secure websites on the Internet.

  • Use available resources to help in tax preparation - 2014-04-08 2:00 AM

    (Special) -- Tax season can be a stressful time of the year for many Canadians as they busily gather receipts and prepare their tax returns. But with a little pre-planning, organization and diligence they can access the many Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) resources available to them and avoid some of the pitfalls that could result in an audit.

  • Improved weather sparks real estate rebound - 2014-04-07 11:01 PM

    TORONTO - Improving weather is sparking a spring pickup in Canada's residential real estate market, according to one of the country's leading real estate companies.

  • Ottawa looking for first-time charity donorsOttawa looking for first-time charity donors - 2014-04-03 6:33 AM

    MONTREAL - Like other Canadian charities, the British Columbia SPCA is hoping that more people will take advantage of a new tax credit for first-time donors and be inspired to keep giving year after year.

  • Toronto home sales in March up from year ago - 2014-04-03 5:10 AM

    TORONTO - The Toronto Real Estate Board says home sales for March totalled 8,081, up 7.2 per cent from a year ago.

  • Vancouver home sales pick up from year ago - 2014-04-02 8:34 AM

    VANCOUVER - Home sales in the Vancouver region picked up in March compared with a year ago, but were still well below the long-term average for the month, according to the city's real estate board.

  • Congress seeks answers on delay in GM recallCongress seeks answers on delay in GM recall - 2014-04-01 7:08 AM

    WASHINGTON - Congress is demanding answers from the new CEO of General Motors and the head of the nation's auto safety watchdog about why it took at least a decade to recall cars with a defective part that is now linked to 13 deaths.

  • Canadians missing child, family tax credits - 2014-04-01 2:00 AM

    (Special) - Many Canadian families are missing out on receiving tax credits they're entitled to because they're not filing them on their income tax returns.

  • Stocks help pension plan health: Aon Hewitt - 2014-03-31 8:54 AM

    TORONTO - The health of Canadian pension plans continued to improve in the first quarter, boosted by strong stock market returns, according to a survey by Aon Hewitt.

  • Internal study cites benefit of CPP expansionInternal study cites benefit of CPP expansion - 2014-03-30 6:00 AM

    OTTAWA - Internal research by the federal Finance Department says there would be economic benefits from expanding the Canada Pension Plan — and suggests this country could afford an improved plan in a strong economy.

  • Minister won't intervene as BMO slashes ratesMinister won't intervene as BMO slashes rates - 2014-03-27 8:51 AM

    Finance Minister Joe Oliver says he will not intervene or seek to reverse the Bank of Montreal's half-point cut to its key mortgage rate, calling it a "private" decision to drop the fixed, five-year setting to 2.99 per cent.

  • IRS says bitcoin will be taxed like property - 2014-03-25 11:22 AM

    WASHINGTON - Virtual currencies like bitcoin will be taxed in the United States like property — not currency, the Internal Revenue Service said Tuesday.

  • Oliver equivocal on income splitting - 2014-03-25 10:21 AM

    OTTAWA - The Harper government has a new finance minister, but not necessarily new clarity on fulfilling its 2011 campaign promise on income splitting.

  • Aviva water damage claims hit record in 2013 - 2014-03-25 7:39 AM

    CALGARY - Aviva Canada says it paid out a whopping $190 million in water damage claims last year — and the insurance provider says it's part of an upward trend.

  • Canadians have CPP/OAS options - 2014-03-25 2:00 AM

    (Special) - Recent changes to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Old Age Security (OAS) are giving Canadians the option to decide when to take the benefits from these programs, which could impact their retirement income and the tax they pay.

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