Best of News in Review: Business

News in Review is one of Canada’s most popular series for Grades 6-12 through post-secondary education. It’s designed to inform and teach Canadians about important current events and themes in Canada and around the world.

This collection is packed with content, including eight of the most popular Business stories in recent years. Each story is supported by comprehensive, downloadable teacher resource guides jammed with backgrounders, activities and black line masters.

Stories include:

  • Toyota Recalls Millions of Vehicles
  • Is the Recession Really Over?
  • The Internet: Forty Years Later
  • The Recession and the Developing World
  • The Future of the Oil Sands
  • Canadians, Credit Cards and Debt
  • Electronic Waste and China
  • Making Money by Going Green

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News in Review - February 2009 Canadians, Credit Cards and Debt

For many years Canadians have been on a credit card binge. Now, as the economic crisis deepens, a lot of them find themselves with high levels of personal debt. In this News in Review story we’ll look at why so many Canadian households are overextended. We’ll also examine why it’s so easy to fall into the credit trap and what ...
  • 2009
  • 00:13:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2009

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News in Review - December 2008 Electronic Waste and China

When we dispose of electronic devices like computers and cell phones we don’t throw them in the garbage. Because they contain toxic substances, we dump them at places where they can be recycled. But a lot of this electronic garbage is ending up in China. In this News in Review story we’ll look at one Chinese town where so-called e-waste ...
  • 2008
  • 00:16:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2008

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  • Electronic Waste and China

News in Review - December 2009 Is the Recession Really Over?

It’s been just over a year since Canada was hit by the effects of a global recession. More than 350,000 people lost their jobs. Now there are some faint signs of recovery, but is the recession really over? In this News and Review story we’ll look at the state of the Canadian economy and what economists are saying about its ...
  • 2009
  • 00:16:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2009

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  • Is the Recession Really Over?

News in Review - May 2008 Making Money by Going Green

North Americans seem on the verge of embracing a green culture — the understanding that dealing with climate change is not an option, but a necessity. As Canada struggles to control its greenhouse gas emissions, some Canadian businesses are leading the way. They are coming up with new and exciting ways to use greener or less polluting energy sources. In ...
  • 2008
  • 00:14:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2008

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  • Making Money by Going Green

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News in Review - April 2009 The Future of the Oil Sands

Canadians have enjoyed the economic benefits of the oil boom for quite some time. They are an important part of the economy, but they are also an environmental concern. The oil sands have come under increased scrutiny lately because U.S. President Barack Obama has voiced his concerns about their environmental impact. In this News in Review story we will examine ...
  • 2009
  • 00:13:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2009

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News in Review - December 2009 The Internet: Forty Years Later

It’s been 40 years since the Internet was born. Since then it has revolutionized our world. But it has also brought with it a host of new problems. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the birth of the Internet, and examine some issues that are clouding its future.
  • 2009
  • 00:16:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2009

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  • The Internet: Forty Years Later

News in Review - May 2009 The Recession and the Developing World

In early April 2009, the G20 leaders agreed to provide more than $1 trillion of aid to developing countries. The recession has hit those countries hard. Many are running out of money, and some are threatened by mass starvation and violence. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the desperate situation in many countries and what’s being done ...
  • 2009
  • 00:13:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2009

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News in Review - April 2010 Toyota Recalls Millions of Vehicles

In the last few months, the Toyota Motor Corporation has recalled more than eight million vehicles. The recall came after a number of complaints about the safety of some of its models. In this News in Review story, we’ll look at why the giant Japanese company took such drastic action, and how the recall affected Toyota owners in Canada.
  • 2010
  • 00:13:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2010

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  • Toyota Recalls Millions of Vehicles