Crosbie and PC candidate Kristina Ennis campaign in St. John's West earlier this month. (Sarah Smellie/CP)

Why the b-word—bankruptcy—popped up in the Newfoundland election campaign

Economist Wade Locke weighs in on the spectre of insolvency after Progressive Conservative Leader Ches Crosbie began using the dreaded word

Can Sears Canada justify those ugly retention bonuses?

The optics are terrible, and jilted workers are justifiably choked. But letting executives flee in a time of crisis can make matters worse.

These are the most common myths about bankruptcy in Canada

When it comes to personal bankruptcy, Canadians have a lot of mistaken beliefs that need clearing up, writes insolvency expert Scott Terrio

How to keep from drowning in credit card debt

Ways to manage your debt before you’re under for good

Why Bixi ran into trouble

It piled on a mountain of debt to expand

Detroit runs out of gas

Paul Wells mourns the Motor City, which has been in decline for longer than anyone wants to recall

Destination debt

‘Acapulco is bankrupt’

The tourist hot spot is full of beaches, warm weather—and debt


The fall of Winnipeg’s Canwest

Bought by Calgary’s Shaw, Canwest could be on the move


This Week: Good news/Bad news

A week in the life of Yulia Tymoshenko



A weekly scorecard on the state of the economy in North America and beyond


Going once, twice . . . gone

A high-flying auction house is bankrupt, creditors are fuming. What went wrong?


Racing to rebuild GM

Sales are coming back, as is the swagger. Is this rebound for real?