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Sharing business can foster local shopping

Gift cards, local currencies and “disloyalty” cards can all be used to build businesses and jobs where you live

There’s a wave of business building going on around the developed world, and it doesn’t require a government program to make it happen. It just requires the businesses in a community to get together and agree on one thing: to jointly sponsor a community gift card, a local currency, or both. The community gift card

Local investment can pay off

Canadians may not have to face some of the dangers others in the world are dealing with directly, but there’s still good reason to be nervous. After all, Bernie Madoff drained the accounts of his Canadian holders — including some of our most prominent institutions. If the shenanigans at Jon Corzine’s MF Global or at