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Why your breakfast may get a lot more expensive

Coffee<p>The El Nino weather system can bring floods or drought. Lately, it’s been threatening the coffee crop in Brazil with heavy rains.<p>Prices for Arabica beans, the most popular coffee, are up by 60 per cent this year amid fears the world’s biggest grower of everyone’s favourite morning buzz will …

Forestry

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Tynker plans launch of its teach-kids-to-code iPad app at SXSW

Young kids can acquire foreign languages extremely rapidly. How about computer languages?<p>Education experts are putting pressure on schools to introduce students to programming concepts. Teachers can now access a slew of new apps and online tools, which have emerged in recent years to teach children …

What happens when customers are naughty, not nice

Andrew King, managing director of WebSan Solutions Inc., had a problem, and it was spiralling out of control.<p>Clients of his company, a Toronto-based provider of software for accounting and business planning, often refused to stick to their testing and training schedules. This meant WebSan needed to …

The concept car of hockey equipment

In 2011, the people running Bauer Performance Sports’ hockey division issued a challenge to the research and development department in St. Jerome, …

Competition watchdog studying beer industry

The federal Competition Bureau says it is studying the differences in the beer industry in Quebec and in Ontario, casting an eye on Ontario's big-brewer-owned Beer Store.<p>A spokesman for the Competition Bureau said the watchdog is not launching an investigation or an enforcement action against the …

What the big money is betting on in 2014

What does 2014 hold for financial markets? The world’s biggest money managers are making some bold bets for the New Year, according to a new …

Stock Markets

Carrick on money: Condo buyers, beware

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>Condo buyers, beware</b><br>This CBC documentary looks at Toronto's condo market and confronts shoddy construction and sloppy urban planning. "Although the documentary …

Canadian Real Estate

QuickMobile tops list of Canada's 50 fastest-growing tech firms

Canada

Waterloo think tank gets even smarter

When he was growing up in Cork, Ireland, Kevin Costello used to rummage through his father's back issues of Scientific American, becoming a devoted fan of the magazine's recreational math column.<p>"I suppose the beauty of abstract mathematics really caught me," said Dr. Costello, describing the …

Top five management mistakes to avoid

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' new Leadership Lab series, where executives and leadership experts share their views and advice about the leadership and management issues of today. There will be a new column every weekday. Find all Leadership Lab stories at tgam.ca/leadershiplab</i><p>There is no …

Three tips for building a stronger network

As any entrepreneur will tell you, there are few things in the world of business that are more valuable than a great network. After all, you're only as strong as your weakest link. And when it comes time to start a new enterprise, expand a company, raise funds or even find a co-founder, you'll be …

Entrepreneurship

Canadian Housing Bubble? 9 Signs We're In For A Major Correction

Maybe Canada doesn’t have a housing bubble.<p>Maybe this time, it really is different. Maybe life expectancies have grown, and with them, people’s …

Essential conversation skills for leaders

A leader's day is filled with conversations. Success comes from how effective leaders are during those talks. "You can define leadership as a series of conversations every day," said Richard Wellins, Pittsburgh-based senior vice-president of Development Dimensions International Inc., a human …

Our company profiles now give you the bigger picture

As part of our powerful new investing toolkit, Globe Unlimited subscribers will be able to view more informative, vibrant company profile pages. This new feature will give active investors the ability to conduct more in-depth and intelligent research on a stock in an easier-to-consume format. (Take …

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Eight Rustic—But Luxurious—Beach Escapes (Photos)

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Butterscotch Apple Mini Galettes

November 4, 2013<p>We’re talking personal pies. Flat little freeform pies that are full of charm. They’re casual and fancy at the same time. And you can …

Offline over the Weekend? Read All the Tech News You Missed Right Here

Much as we’d all like to sit plugged in to tech news all weekend, sometimes you just can’t. Luckily for you, though, <i>we</i> did.<p>Catch up on everything you missed from the last two days at The Next Web and beyond with our handy roundup. Thoughtful, huh?<p>Over the weekend at The Next Web:<p>Good reads:<p>From …

Full-day kindergarten is failing our children

A closer look at Ontario’s $1.5-billion-a-year full-day kindergarten experiment<p>When German educator Friedrich Fröebel opened the world’s first …

Best MBAs

NEW! Our updated 2017 MBA guide is now available »<p>Introduction<br>• MBA Ranking<br>• EMBA Ranking<br>• CB Top 10<br>• Features<br>• Profiles<br>• Galleries<p>HEC Montréal students in a …

MBA Guide 2013

NEW! Our updated 2017 MBA guide is now available »<p>Introduction<br>• MBA Ranking<br>• EMBA Ranking<br>• CB Top 10<br>• Features<br>• Profiles<br>• Galleries<p>What’s the best MBA to help …

Saudi Arabia refuses UN council seat

In an unprecedented move, Saudi Arabia has refused to take up a coveted seat at the United Nations Security Council, a sign not only of frustration with the ineffectiveness of the world body but also of a growing disenchantment with U.S. policies.<p>The action came just one day after Saudi Arabia was …

Fifteen feature films to inspire entrepreneurs

The Young Entrepreneur Council asked its members to name one awesome feature film that showcases entrepreneurship. Scroll through the following gallery to find out which movies they chose

Entrepreneurship

Startup helps tenants pay rent, condo fees on credit card

In the age on online payments, why are people still writing cheques to their landlords?<p>The antique personal cheque is still clinging to life in North America, especially in the few corners of the economy that haven't been overtaken by digital payments.<p>Now it has a new foe, in the form of RentMoola, …

Want to try high-intensity interval training? Consider these four things

Back in 2005, when Dr. Martin Gibala and his colleagues at McMaster University first suggested that as little as six minutes a week of ultra-intense exercise could produce many of the same changes as prolonged, moderate cardio workouts, observers were skeptical. How could the fitness benefits of an …

Exercise