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Michael Hlinka: RIM's Playbook price fumble?

In less than a month, Research In Motion's tablet computer will be available across North America to compete against Apple's iPad. Business columnist Michael Hlinka suggests RIM should rethink its pricing strategy.
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Michael Hlinka: Nuclear power here to stay

The entire globe is watching what is happening in Japan with its damaged nuclear power plants.  But according to business columnist Michael Hlinka, no matter what happens, you can be sure that nuclear power is here to stay
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Michael Hlinka: Retirement planning versus reality

The realization is hitting Canadians that we're going to have to retire later than our parents and grandparents. CBC business columnist Michael Hlinka is here to suggest that this is both inevitable ... and potentially even positive.
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Michael Hlinka: London won't replace Toronto as the mining capital of the world

Toronto is the single most important city in the global mining industry, and Canada is a world leader in this key sector. CBC business columnist Michael Hlinka explains why.
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Michael Hlinka: Stock market weakness has ominous overtones for economy

The stock market - at least in the United States - hasn't been doing very well lately, and this has CBC business columnist Michael Hlinka thinking that this may foreshadow a broader economic downturn.
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Michael Hlinka: China's skyrocketing auto production has silver lining for Canadians

Global vehicle production will hit record levels in 2011, with China leading the way. CBC business columnist Michael Hlinka thinks this is a good news story for Canadian consumers.

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Michael Hlinka: Hockey, beer and big business

Business columnist Michael Hlinka is a hockey fan, a beer fan, and a fan of business, which means he's got very strong opinions about what the new deal between the National Hockey League and Molson-Coors means - particularly for Canadian hockey fans.
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Michael Hlinka: Sitting on a hoard of cash

Business columnist Michael Hlinka has been aware for a long time that U.S. companies are holding records amount of cash on their books. Now he's figured out why.
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Michael Hlinka: Freer markets could address food prices crisis

According to the World Bank, approximately 44 million people have been pushed below the extreme poverty line because of rapidly rising food prices. Business columnist Michael Hlinka suggests the solution to this problem lies in open markets.
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Michael Hlinka: Canada needs to stop its financial navel-gazing

Two stories have dominated the business headlines this week - British Columbia is against the idea of a national securities regulator, and the Toronto Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchange are looking to merge. CBC business columnist Michael Hlinka looks at the chasm that exists between the worlds of business and politics. 
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