It’s the end of the week, so lets do our regular news round up and open topic discussion. Here are a few stories I’ve noticed lately:
–Vancouver office vacancy rate jumps to 7.3%
–BC Forest profits plummet
–Food and housing costs drive inflation up
–Carnival leaves town, tourism sector to lose $18 Million
–MLS admits Vancouver despite economic slowdown
–PM defends economic confidence against David Dodge
–Detroit, Artists and the $100 house
–Hong Kong stock commentator bursts into tears
–Images from the global recession
–What’s hot at the pawn shop
So what are you seeing out there? Nervous about your job security? Are you saving more or taking on more debt? Post your thoughts, anecdotes and economic news here and have an excellent weekend!
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