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Fairfax downgraded prior to BlackBerry deal collapse

"We were expecting sizeable investment losses for the quarter and that's exactly what we got."

Here are the top 10 most valuable brands in the world

It's the end of an era for Coca-Cola. The cola giant's 13-year rein as the world's top-ranked brand by Interbrand, a leading brand consultancy, ended...

BlackBerry’s cash in focus as company shifts direction

It takes cash to restructure a business, and that is exactly what BlackBerry Ltd. is trying to do

9.23.13: BlackBerry shares continue slide amid flurry of analyst downgrades

BlackBerry ( TSE: BB ) ( NASDAQ: BBRY ) stock continued to slide Monday following last week’s massive layoff announcement and financial warning

BlackBerry Ltd poised for writedown as inventory of unsold smartphones swells to almost $1-billion

If BlackBerry’s latest numbers look especially bad next week, investors may begin to discount the possibility of any kind of takeover

It’s Fed Day! Here’s what you need to know before markets open

Today's the day markets have been waiting for — when investors learn how much, if at all, the world's biggest central bank will taper stimulus...

NSA can spy on BlackBerry, iPhone and Android devices, tap into contacts, call lists, texts and location data: report

The U.S. National Security Agency is able to crack protective measures on iPhones, BlackBerry and Android devices, giving it access to users' data on all...

8.14.13: A long, winding, uphill road for GM Canada

GM has had the most difficulty of the Detroit Three in Canada coming out of the recession. And it’s difficult to point a finger at...

BlackBerry Ltd shareholder Prem Watsa is an investor with a long view

The top investor in the struggling smartphone maker is an old hand at looking wrong today and right tomorrow

BlackBerry explores strategic alternatives including sale of company

Key shareholder Prem Watsa resigns from board as smartphone marker sets up a committee to explore strategic alternatives that could include joint ventures, partnerships or...

Taking BlackBerry private is no quick fix

A deal to take BlackBerry Ltd private could make sense from a financial standpoint, say private equity executives, though any such move won’t by itself...

BlackBerry shares climb on report smartphone maker open to going private

BlackBerry Ltd shares rose on Friday after a news report suggested the smartphone maker is warming up to the possibility of going private

Playing tech on the short and long side

"It's a bifurcated market," says Noah Blackstein, portfolio manager of the Dynamic Power American Growth Fund, which has a roughly 40% weighting in technology

Apple, Samsung still top U.S. smartphone market as BlackBerry fades: report

Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. still dominate in terms of U.S. smartphone marketshare, while BlackBerry Ltd. seems poised to lose the battle for...

Nokia joins rival BlackBerry in reporting disappointing sales

Nokia Oyj, the Finnish mobile-phone maker attempting a comeback, reported revenue that missed analysts’ estimates as handset sales volumes plunged 27% on intensifying competition across...

BlackBerry said to prepare for more executive departures as retention bonuses expire and standards toughen

BlackBerry Ltd. is preparing for an increase in executive departures as retention bonuses expire and Chief Executive Officer Thorsten Heins sets tougher targets that put...

BlackBerry Z10 prices slashed in U.S. as evidence of weak sales mounts: report

It's been a mere three months or so since BlackBerry's latest touchscreen smartphone — the Z10 — went on sale in the U.S., yet three...

BlackBerry shares fall below $10 for first time since November amid renewed talk of lacklustre sales

BlackBerry shares closed below $10 for the first time since last year on Wednesday, a day after the smartphone maker’s chief executive encouraged investors to...

Closing Bell: Beaten-down utilities, energy stocks help push TSX higher

The Toronto stock market racked up a solid advance Monday amid rising metal prices, while traders looked to the kickoff of the second-quarter earnings season...

At BlackBerry annual meeting, same tough questions will haunt smartphone maker

Despite a number of drastic changes at Research In Motion Ltd., Canada’s BlackBerry maker is in many respects right back where it was this time...