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Maple Match

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Looking for love? What if your new relationship also came with an escape plan?

It looks like Donald Trump is going to be the republican candidate for president. And the news has everyone from liberals to members of his own party looking to jump ship. Now a Canadian website is looking to match any Americans who can’t handle potential President Trump with Canadians looking for love.  read more »

Maple Match

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Looking for love? What if your new relationship also came with an escape plan?

It looks like Donald Trump is going to be the republican candidate for president. And the news has everyone from liberals to members of his own party looking to jump ship. Now a Canadian website is looking to match any Americans who can’t handle potential President Trump with Canadians looking for love.  read more »

The Invisibility Cloak

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Harry Potter was a global sensation; now parts of his wizarding world might be flying off the pages.

According to MSN, the Canadian company Hyperstealth Biotechnology has developed an invisibility cloak. The company, known for designing camouflage says the technology works by bending light waves around the wearer. It removes the visual, night vision and thermal vision of anyone looking at it making whatever is underneath invisible to the naked eye.

The company’s president says the material has been tested by the U.S. and Canadian military, and they can vouch for the technology and that it works without batteries, lights or mirrors. The company is working with the U.S. military to develop the material even further.  read more »

Phasing Out the Penny

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The Canadian penny is losing its value.

Last week the Canadian government announced that it was pulling the plug on the penny. It says by the end of the year the one cent coin will no longer be in circulation. The finance minister says the penny costs 1.5 cents to produce; and there is longer a use for a coin that costs to make than it’s worth.

The phasing out process will be done by rounding cash transactions to the nearest five cent increment. Right now customers are already forbidden from using more than twenty five pennies in a single purchase. And Canada isn’t alone in pushing out the penny. Countries such as Sweden, Norway, Australia, New Zealand and Spain have already eliminated the small coin from circulation.  read more »

Clay iPads

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Apple customers in Canada are being duped; by a tablet made of clay.

Two Canadian electronic stores; Best Buy and Future Shop are now investigating a scandal involving iPad 2’s. So far as many as ten of the hand held devices recently sold at the stores were discovered to be made out of modeling clay.

A spokesman for Future Shop says thieves are buying the iPad 2, taking out the device and replacing it with clay. And the fake tablets are the same size and shape as the real deal. Then thieves are re-sealing the original Apple package and returning the box to stores for cash. And like most items the returned iPads are returned to shelves only to be purchased by an unsuspecting consumer.  read more »

Plastic Money

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Canada is trying to firm up its economy; with plastic money.

Earlier this week our neighbor to the north began using one hundred dollar bills made from polymer. This is the first stage in the process to convert all of their cash to plastic by 2013.

The head of the country’s banking system says the new money will be harder to rip, will last two and a half time longer and is nearly impossible to counterfeit. He says the move also goes against the theory that cash is being replaced by plastic. He says research shows that cash paper bills are still being used for more than half of all shopping transactions made in the country.  read more »

Paradise Lost, Paradise Found

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It's expensive for you to go on vacation so you'd better make sure it's worth the trip.

CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg once wrote a book titled "Don't Go There: The Travel Detective's Essential Guide to the Must Miss Places in the World." These places include any city with too much crime, smog or traffic.

But he also has some advice on the best vacation deals right now. For example, Greenberg says now is a great time to visit Argentina because their peso is at an all time low compared to our dollar. But there's another deal that is a little closer to home.  read more »