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Meet the Olympic Star With Startup Ambitions

Swimmer Michael Phelps is the latest celebrity looking to get into the tech world, but will he soar like Dr. Dre or sink like Curt Schilling?

Where the Next Big AI Breakthrough Could Come From

Computer science professor Yoshua Bengio leads the AI-pioneering Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms. Photo: Graham Hughes/CP

Tech giants are investing in a Montreal research lab that could lead to more startups and products

4 Holiday Shopping Trends to Watch

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Retailers gearing up for this year's winter selling season will need to keep an eye on these items, categories and consumer preferences

Why Co-working Spaces Are Gaining Ground

Mikael Cho, co-founder of co-working space and cafe Crew, at his office space rental operation in the former Royal Bank of Canada headquarters in Montreal. Photo: Ryan Remiorz/CP

A property management firm says the shared office areas can help communities facing economic struggles. And they're great places for entrepreneurs looking to start businesses

The Huge Opportunity of Precision Agriculture

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A new generation of technology companies are helping farmers lower their costs and boost yields. But it means changing long-standing habits

The Harry Rosen Way to Build Customer Loyalty

Canadian menswear titan Harry Rosen in front of his flagship Bloor Street store in Toronto, in October 2016

The retail legend and menswear entrepreneur explains how he formed connections with his clientele and why he's still learning at 85

Why Food is the New Retail Must-Have

The food court at the Rideau Centre in Ottawa. Photo: Adrian Wyld/CP

Shopping centres and malls are focusing on culinary offerings and ambience to bring in customers looking for experiences they can't get online

Is Atlantic Canada the Country’s Next Tech Hub?

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The young people of the eastern provinces shouldn't have to leave to find jobs, says one executive. Why you might want to set up shop near them

Can a Street Have Too Many Restaurants?

Arthurs restaurant on Notre-Dame street in Montreal's St.-Henri district

Concerned that eateries are crowding out other storefronts, a Montreal neighbourhood is restricting where they can open. Why anti-gentrification sentiment is on the rise

What It’s Like to Take Over the Family Business

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Consumers often think Chapman’s Ice Cream is a large multinational, but it's actually an independent Markdale, Ont. firm owned by a clan of the same name

What You Can Learn About Modern Business From Loblaw

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The grocery giant illustrates that every company is becoming a software company. How it developed a knack for predicting—and shaping—Canadians’ retail habits

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