RIM renamed BlackBerry
RIM is reinventing itself with a new smartphone, name and ticker symbol.
- Research In Motion says it’s changing its corporate name to BlackBerry. For the very latest on the launch of BB10, visit CanadianBusiness.com.
- Canadians spent on average $55,151 on goods and services in 2011, up 2.7% from 2010, according to new data from Statistics Canada. Spending on shelter, transportation and food accounted for the bulk of spending with households in Alberta spending most.
- A new study by Franklin Templeton Investments suggests a greater number of Canadians (14%) are open to taking investment risks. That number has been stuck at 8% for the last four years. The survey, conducted by Angus Reid, also found nearly half of Canadians are worried about running out of money in retirement. Only 11% have no concerns whatsoever. For information on how to make your retirement savings work for you, visit our RRSP Guide 2013.