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7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

How Will You Measure Your Life?

• <b>Author:</b> Clayton M. Christensen and Others<p>From the world’s leading thinker on innovation and New York Times bestselling author of The Innovator’s Dilemma, Clayton M. Christensen, comes an unconventional book of inspiration and wisdom for achieving a fulfilling life. Christensen’s The Innovator’s …

A winning stock-picker's key to success: Be a contrarian

Recognizing when a stock has bottomed out is at least half the battle in timing the market. That's the skill Tim James credits for winning him the title of Canada's top stock picker in 2013.<p>"To the extent that market bottoms are typically characterized by overly negative sentiment, I think I can …

Twenty undervalued, high-quality Canadian stocks

<i>Craig McGee is a senior consultant at</i> Morningstar Canada<i>.</i><p><b>What we are looking for</b><p>High-quality, profitable, Canadian companies that are also undervalued and flying under the radar.<p>Through our research, we know the market has provided a premium for earnings- and price-momentum characteristics. This …

CPPIB’s active investment plan scores big with 16.5% rate of return

The Canada Pension Plan fund saw its assets swell by $36-billion over the past fiscal year after recording its highest annual rate of return on investments in the past decade, but warns that good investment deals are harder to come by as more large investors flood into acquisition markets.<p>The …

The U.S. will stop financing coal plants abroad. That’s a huge shift.

One of the more significant lines in President Obama's climate-change speech this week got relatively scant notice. In a major policy shift, Obama said he would place sharp restrictions on U.S. government financing for new coal plants overseas.<p>The announcement comes after years of federal support …

A Texan tragedy: ample oil, no water

Beverly McGuire saw the warning signs before the town well went dry: sand in the toilet bowl, the sputter of air in the tap, a pump working overtime to no effect. But it still did not prepare her for the night last month when she turned on the tap and discovered the tiny town where she had made her …

US power plants 'vulnerable to hacking'

Power plants across the US and Canada could overheat, shut down or be caused to malfunction because of vulnerabilities that leave them open to hacking, according to new research.<p>If exploited, the vulnerabilities could be used to crash or potentially hijack the servers controlling electronic …

The future of energy is the past of energy

Today the International Energy Agency released the 2013 World Energy Outlook, an attempt to forecast the next two decades of energy trends. It turns out every step towards reducing emissions in wealthy countries is met by a step back as energy demand soars in emerging markets just hitting their …

Fossil Fuels

Global carbon emissions ‘to reach 36bn tonnes’

WORLD carbon emissions are set to reach a record 36 billion tonnes by the end of the year, scientists have warned.<p>Figures revealed in the annual …

Fossil Fuels

They're Watching You at Work

What happens when Big Data meets human resources? The emerging practice of "people analytics" is already transforming how employers hire, fire, and promote.<p>In 2003, thanks to Michael Lewis and his best seller <i>Moneyball</i>, the general manager of the Oakland A’s, Billy Beane, became a star. The previous …

Nasdaq Composite ends at record for third straight session

Jun 7, 2018<br>1:30 AM<p>SYDNEY–Australia posted a seasonally adjusted trade surplus of A$977 million in April, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said Thursday. The figure is slightly lower than analysts’ expectations of a surplus of A$1.0 billion. It follows a surplus in March of A$1.73 billion, which …

Wind Power Provided 30% Of All New Electricity Generation Capacity In Past 5 Years

<b>Published on</b> March 6th, 2014 | <i>by AWEA</i><p>3<p>March 6th, 2014 by <b>AWEA</b><p>Chart Source: AWEA; Data Source: EIA Electric Power Monthly<p>American wind power topped 4% …

COAL: William Koch, pessimistic about coal's future in the U.S., is out of the business

"Unfortunately, we had to close our mine down because we had a gas explosion in it," Koch said. "Fortunately, no one got hurt, but if we went back …

Fossil Fuels

13 of 14 warmest years on record occurred in 21st century – UN

13 of the 14 warmest years on record occurred this century, according to the UN.<p>Publishing its annual climate report, the UN's World Meteorological Organisation said that last year continued a long-term warming trend, with the hottest year ever in Australia and floods, droughts and extreme weather …

China's air pollution leading to more erratic climate for US, say scientists

China's air pollution could be intensifying storms over the Pacific Ocean and altering weather patterns in North America, according to scientists in the US. A team from Texas, California and Washington state has found that pollution from Asia, much of it arising in China, is leading to more intense …