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The Planet-Saving, Capitalism-Subverting, Surprisingly Lucrative Investment Secrets of Al Gore

The former vice president has led his firm to financial success. But what he really wants to do is create a whole new version of capitalism.<p>“When i left the White House in 2001, I really didn’t know what I was going to do with my life,” Al Gore told me this summer, at his office in the Green Hills …

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Amazon unveils $50 tablet computer

Amazon is dangling a $50 tablet computer in its latest attempt to lure consumers who can't afford or don't want the more expensive Internet-connected …

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Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

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A rare look inside Chrysler's research facility

Head of Chrysler Canada Engineering Tony Mancina explains how his team improves the comfort and durability of vehicles by worrying about the small details.

Why A Balanced Budget Law Could Mean More Debt For Consumers

The Conservatives’ proposal to mandate balanced books “during normal economic times” for future governments could paint the economy into a corner, …

Mike Duffy Trial Could Go Long, Even Into 2016

OTTAWA - The prime minister's former chief of staff Nigel Wright once referred to the Mike Duffy affair as "Chinese water torture." It appears the …

Canada's Auto Industry Extinct By 2040, Economist Predicts

Many observers have been predicting the slow demise of Canada's auto industry, but The Economist magazine has put a more-or-less specific date on it: …

Venture Capital Association president talks diversifying Alberta’s economy

Rebecca Giffen is the executive director of one of Alberta's lesser-known and unexpected organizations: the Venture Capital Association of Alberta. She spoke with The Globe and Mail's Carrie Tait about how the VCAA works and why Albertans should care.<p><b>What does the VCAA do?</b><p>We're the association that …

Why do central banks keep making the rich richer?

When the rich talk about the problem of income inequality, you know it really is a problem. At January's World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the theme of inequality was prominent, even though the official motif of the annual gabfest for wealthy white entrepreneurs, bankers and …

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Harper’s chief of staff among aides subpoenaed to testify at Duffy trial

The Prime Minister's chief of staff is one of a number of Conservative and federal officials who have been subpoenaed by the Crown to testify at the Mike Duffy trial in April, sources say.<p>The Crown has called on Ray Novak, the top aide in Stephen Harper's office, to be ready to testify when it lays …

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Apple bans ‘bonded servitude’ at supplier factories worldwide

Apple Inc., which has faced criticism for worker conditions at its suppliers in Asia, is requiring factories to pay recruitment fees for employees instead of saddling the costs on new hires.<p>The maker of iPhones informed suppliers in October that it would prohibit any worker on an Apple line from …