KeatsConnelly Cross-Border Weekly Best of the Web 2014-8-8

web-search-greyEvery week we share news stories, blog articles and other interesting stuff from around the web that received the most views, shares, comments and overall interest on various KeatsConnelly social media outlets.

This week’s articles bounce around quite a bit from an interview with Barack Obama on business climate, to a survey on wealth statistics in Canadian metropolitan areas, and finishing with a pragmatic look at flight costs in Canada.

Stop whining, I’m your friend (www.economist.com) – With two and a half years left in office, Barack Obama wants to shed his image as a president who is hostile to business. In an interview with The Economist last week aboard Air Force One, which was supposed to focus on foreign policy, Mr Obama introduced the subject of business and launched a strident defense of his record. Bosses, he argued, have not given him due credit for running the economy well. And rather than grumbling about the burden of regulation and casting him as a class warrior, chief executives should think harder about society as a whole…

Calgary families richest and getting richer, singles richest and getting poorer: StatsCan (http://www.metronews.ca/) – Calgary remains the richest major city in the country, according to data released Wednesday by Statistics Canada, but the income levels of family households and single people are headed in opposite directions. With a median income of $98,300, “census families” in Calgary not only made the most money of 33 metropolitan areas in 2012, but also saw the largest increase in their income – 3.7 per cent – compared to the year before. Meanwhile, single Calgarians with no children living at home also recorded the highest median income in the country at $35,910, but that marked a 1.3 per cent decrease from the year before…

What are the cheapest days to fly in Canada? (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/) – Canadians should look to fly on a Tuesday if they’re travelling domestically or on a Thursday if they’re leaving the country, suggests data from the travel website Kayak. The search engine for flight, hotel and car rental deals crunched the numbers behind how Canadians searched for travel since it launched here last May and found there were fairly consistent trends in pricing…

Come back next week for more interesting news and articles. Enjoy your weekend!

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