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The Briefing

How Albertans spend their money

Despite the oil rout, Candian consumer spending is still highest in Alberta >

Is Canada taking the lead in deficit spending?

Can governments or central banks affect markets? >

Alberta’s top jobs

Despite rampant layoffs across Alberta, some jobs are still in demand in the province >

Why celebrated video game writer David Gaider left BioWare and joined a startup

After leaving BioWare in 2014, the Dragon Age:Inquisition writer joined Edmonton startup Beamdog as a creative director >

Why the lucrative business of payday loans in Alberta could soon change

Edit: On May 16, 2016, the Alberta government introduced An Act to End Predatory Lending, which will allow Albertans to "access the credit they need without spiraling into financial hardship.” >

How the Hotel Macdonald became one of Edmonton’s most cherished landmarks — after teetering on the edge of death

On the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald's 100th anniversary, Steve Walton talks about how the hotel was saved from the wrecking ball and became one of Edmonton's most cherished landmarks >

Alberta’s capital is becoming known internationally as a “sports city”

The Women's World Cup and a bid for the Commonwealth games have put Edmonton on the global sports map >

Is Alberta heading for another drought?

Early indicators suggest Alberta is in for another hot, dry summer. But that could all change with a spring downpour >

Is Alberta heading toward a talent gap?

Despite Alberta’s excess of skilled, unemployed labourers, Manpower CEO Randy Upright says the province is heading for a talent gap >

Global petro-politics costing Albertans

Canada's economy suffers as petro-politics rage overseas and in our own backyard >