January 15, 2001

Cover The Economy

AVOIDING THE MELTDOWN

Business

The Rise of Design

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Cover The Economy

AVOIDING THE MELTDOWN

Canada may A be able to resist being sucked into a U.S. slump by relying on its own real strengths
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World

Vestiges of Empire

'People have often understimated Russia. You never see us the way we are.'
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Business

The Rise of Design

Industrial creators like Karim Rashid are proving that consumers will pay for stuff that looks good
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The Economy

THE HIGH-TECH SURPRISE

Adam Chowaniec is not panicking—and not because he doesn’t understand the situation. The CEO of the small Ottawa high-tech firm, Tundra Semiconductor Corp., is in the middle of the kind of year that made his sector the blockbuster business story of the last decade.
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The Mail

The Mail

‘The No. 1 concern’
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Casting Away

Casting Away

Hollywood logic lets a Amuck play FAKE and a California girl go French-Canadian
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The Economy

GREENSPAN TO THE RESCUE

The U.S. Federal Reserve unexpectedly slashes interest rates amid fears of recession
LIFE IN 'TENT CITY' 1415
Canada

LIFE IN 'TENT CITY'

For a contaminated property, 324 Cherry St. is a popular spot. The 5.3 hectares of scrubland, drenched in heavy metals from abandoned factories and squeezed between Toronto’s harbour and its downtown highways, has long been a secluded refuge for towtruck drivers looking to share a reefer, or prostitutes seeking to turn tricks.
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Left, right, uncentred

Left, right, uncentred

If there’s one thing everyone who ever attended high school has in common, its memories of the class smart-ass. They come in different sizes and genders, but share the same characteristics: they’re first to volunteer answers, never doubt their own wisdom, won’t consider other points of view and figure the way to win arguments is to talk louder and longer than anyone else.
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The Economy

No need to panic, please

Milton Friedman, the fabled University of Chicago economist, once pointed out that there are no business cycles, only ups and downs. The yo-yo performance of the stock market indicates nothing more serious than this: the hard-eyed investment brokers who populate Bay and Wall streets took leave of their senses over the past couple of years, pushing share values into the sky.
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