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Edmonton honours Devil’s Brigade veteran for wartime service

A former member of an elite Canada-U.S. army unit has been honoured by the city of Edmonton for his service during the Second World War.<p>Maurice White was only 17 and living in a small rural community in northern Alberta when he joined the military in 1941.<p>In December 1943, he fought with the Loyal …

Photographer Travels Across the Southwestern USA by Freight Train

A couple of years ago, photographer Kevin Russ packed some belongings into his car, traveled tens of thousands of miles across the US, and documented …

Elderly Blind Man and His Armless Friend Plant Over 10,000 Trees in China

Looking at the lush, green, tree-filled stretch of land north of the Yeli Village in Sunzhuang Township, Jingxing County, Hebei, China, it's hard to imagine that just 12 years ago, those plains were filled with nothing but rocks and weeds. This miraculous transformation is all thanks to the hard …

The key to a happy relationship? Maybe it's Borderlands

My husband and I were married on February 29th, 2008, after seven years of dating.<p>That first year of marriage was tough, as I often heard it would be. He worked nights, I had a regular nine-to-five job as a secretary at a college. We barely had time to sit down to a meal together, much less game …

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Emoji Keyboard puts the power of mobile shorthand on desktops and laptops

If someone can find success crowdfunding potato salad on Kickstarter, why not something equally unnecessary but even more fun — like an emoji …

Batman 'to have bogeyman role' in Suicide Squad

Reports suggest Ben Affleck’s dark knight will be a shadowy background figure in the all-star supervillain epic<p>Ben Affleck’s Batman will appear as a shadowy background figure in the forthcoming supervillain epic Suicide Squad, according to reports. Umberto Gonzalez, aka El Mayimbe of the …

Ludacris on his two-decade Acura romance

Christopher Bridges, aka Ludacris, is famous for many things: being among the first successful hip-hop artists from the US southeast, starring in the highly successful The Fast and the Furious movie franchise, creating his own brand of cognac (Conjure) and sponsoring a not-for-profit foundation …

The Steve Jobs You Didn’t Know: Kind, Patient, And Human

The untold story of Tim Cook’s friendship with Steve Jobs—and why Jobs wouldn’t let Cook try to save his life.<p>According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, he first learned about Steve’s need for a liver transplant in January 2009. By that time Steve wasn’t coming into the office at all, and Cook would visit …

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10 things you should never buy again

<b>1. Cable TV</b><p>Though cable providers still have plenty of subscribers — roughly 101.7 million Americans, in 2014, according to research firm IBISWorld — …

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Microsoft is killing off the Internet Explorer brand

IE will live on, but only as plumbing for Windows<p>While Microsoft has dropped hints that the Internet Explorer brand is going away, the software maker has now confirmed that it will use a new name for its upcoming browser successor, codenamed Project Spartan. Speaking at Microsoft Convergence …

London, This Is What's Actually in Your Cocaine

London is the coke capital of Europe. It's absolutely everywhere, except the one place you'd expect it to be: cocaine.<p>London is the cocaine capital of Europe. According to a report from 2014, the city has a higher concentration of coke in its water system than anywhere else on the continent; we're …

Apple Planning to Launch Streaming TV Service Featuring ABC, CBS, Fox and More

Apple is in talks with programmers including CBS, 21st Century Fox and Walt Disney to launch a subscription-based streaming TV service this fall, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The report, citing sources familiar with the matter, claims that the service would have about 25 channels, cost …

Small, Shrinking Mercury Is a Planetary Space Oddity

Mercury is more than just a dead, roasted chunk of rock. In fact, the solar system’s smallest planet is proving to be surprisingly lively. Well, not in the sense that anything actually lives there, though scientists don’t discount the possibility that some of Mercury’s nooks and crannies could help …

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The China banking policy change that will transform the nation

<i>ROB Insight is a premium commentary product offering rapid analysis of business and economic news, corporate strategy and policy, published throughout the business day. Visit the ROB Insight homepage for analysis available only to subscribers.</i><p>The People's Bank of China made a bold step towards …

How to find index yields – and other investing party tricks

<b>How do I find the dividend yield of the S&P/TSX composite index or any index for that matter? How would I calculate the yield if I bought an index fund?</b><p>The yield of the S&P/TSX index is not widely disseminated. That's because it's proprietary data for which the exchange charges a fee, said Tony …

How to navigate a stormy bond market

Here's a switch: The bond market is a bigger worry than the stock market right now.<p>We all understand that stocks are volatile, but we've lost perspective on bonds after a 30-year bull market. Now, the bond market is acting up. Two-and-a-half months of sharp volatility have reminded investors that …

Software developer puts his savings into index funds

<b>Richard Garand, 28</b><p><b>Occupation</b><p>Owner of a software-development business.<p><b>The portfolio</b><p>Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) tracking stocks in Canada, the U.S. and other foreign markets.<p><b>How he invests</b><p>Richard Garand opened his first investment account in 2007 and put money into an S&P 500 Index fund. Soon after, …

Coca-Cola bottling facility to resume production after three-week strike

Production will resume at a Coca-Cola bottling facility in Brampton, Ont., on Monday, ending a three-week strike at the company's largest Canadian plant.<p>A spokesman for the Canadian Auto Workers says a new three-year deal for 700 union workers was approved by a strong majority.<p>Jerry Dias says …

Pick the right term, pay off mortgage faster

The trick to making a mortgage disappear faster is to minimize your total borrowing cost. And nothing dictates total borrowing cost more than the term you chose.<p>Picking the right term is even more important than selecting the best lender, choosing the appropriate mortgage features and finding the …

Brainstorming makes a concept make sense

<i>This is the latest news and information for workers and managers from across the Web universe, brought to you by Monday Morning Manager writer Harvey Schachter. Follow us on Twitter</i> @Globe_Careers <i>or join our</i> Linked In <i>group.</i><p>Boston Consulting Group's Luc de Brabandere, who investigates leading-edge …

Dell takes a second run at privatization

Michael Dell delayed his date with destiny once. On Wednesday, he will try again.<p>That's when the shareholders of Dell Inc. are scheduled to vote on a $24.4-billion (U.S.) deal that would take the computer giant private after 25 years as a publicly-traded company.<p>Originally set for July 18, the vote …

Tribunal set to rule on alleged anti-competitive Visa, MasterCard practices

A ruling expected this week on a complaint against Visa and MasterCard could significantly change how consumers use credit cards in Canada.<p>The federal Competition Tribunal is set to issue a decision Tuesday on whether rules imposed on merchants by the credit card giants are too restrictive.<p>Striking …

BlackBerry shares dip below $10

BlackBerry shares fell below $10 for the first time since last year on Wednesday, a day after the smartphone maker's chief executive encouraged …