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Boomer brands winners and losers

Boomer brands winners and losers

Barry Silverstein is an American writer who is having a second career casting backwards glances at the early days of the Baby Boom generation. The retired marketing professional from North Carolina is finding a niche writing about boomer brands.

Behemoth called Amazon changing the world

Remember when you used to do your shopping at… a mall? Truthfully, you probably still do. I know I do. But actual stores – or “brick and mortar,” in industry parlance – are struggling.

UCP budget an extraordinarily complex document

The 2019-20 provincial budget – released after budget planning for 2020-21 would normally begin – looks extraordinarily complex.

UCP budget an extraordinarily complex document

The 2019-20 provincial budget – released after budget planning for 2020-21 would normally begin – looks extraordinarily complex.
The two-year golden era of Christmas cartoons

The two-year golden era of Christmas cartoons

I know exactly where I was on the evening of Dec. 9, 1965.
And now, some things young people CAN'T do

And now, some things young people CAN'T do

Over the past year, I’ve highlighted so many things the latest generation can do, and how you – the people who built this country, damn it! – could use a little catching up.
And now, some things young people CAN’T do

And now, some things young people CAN’T do

Over the past year, I’ve highlighted so many things the latest generation can do, and how you – the people who built this country, damn it! – could use a little catching up.

A lesson in how a political battle is fought

A separate Alberta pension plan to replace the Canada Pension Plan? A provincial police force? A new provincial bureaucracy to collect income taxes in place of the federal revenue agency? These ideas were not mentioned during the provincial election

A lesson in how a political battle is fought

A separate Alberta pension plan to replace the Canada Pension Plan? A provincial police force? A new provincial bureaucracy to collect income taxes in place of the federal revenue agency? These ideas were not mentioned during the provincial election
Bill’s list of the best ever Christmas sitcoms

Bill’s list of the best ever Christmas sitcoms

Television has changed so much in 70 years that it is difficult to compile “Best Ever” lists. How do you compare an I Love Lucy or Honeymooners episode from the 1950s to Veep or The Marvelous Mrs. Meisel ? The common denominator for me is story.