It’s Friday, and that’s a beautiful thing. As most of you know, I’m going to step away from writing for this site for a while, so this is my farewell post for now. At this point there are at least six readers who have signed up to post stories, so the conversation should carry on fine without me. If you’re interested in contributing content to this site please read this.
OK! Let’s get this party started! It’s time for the end of the week news round up. Here are a few stories I’ve noticed this week:
-Canadian new home prices down for first time in a decade
–Canadian consumer confidence plunges
–Huge job losses may be tip of the iceberg
–BC economy going down
-Translink asks for cellphone tax & plans expansion
–BC’s new economic brain trust
-Experts agree: Asia, natural gas & the Olympics
–For some, free-fall; for others, wind-fall
-Bailouts please: Cars, Tech, ABCP and 50 Cent
-Bank of Canada’s ‘mystery assets‘
–Bank of America to slash up to 35,000 jobs
–Foreclosure storm to hit US in 2009
-Big sale as woolworths closes 815 stores in Britain
So what are you seeing out there? Post your news, links, thoughts and anecdotes here and have an extra fantastic, upbeat, magical weekend – comfortable and free of money worries.
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