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Mexico Made U.S. an Offer in Bid for Nafta Deal, Sources Say

Mexico told the U.S. that it can be flexible on automotive wages and content in exchange for President Donald Trump’s negotiators withdrawing some of …

National Security

Toronto in June: Weather, Events, and Travel Tips

June launches Toronto's high travel season, so you should make reservations for hotels, theaters, tours, and restaurants, ideally at least a couple …

Why driving through Canada and Alaska is nothing short of unforgettable

Everyone loves a road trip, right? And why wouldn’t you? It’s one of the best ways to see the real bits of a country (as well as getting in all the …

U.S. economy slows as consumer spending brakes sharply

The U.S. economy slowed in the first quarter as consumer spending grew at its weakest pace in nearly five years, but the setback is likely temporary against the backdrop of a tightening labor market and large fiscal stimulus.<p>Gross domestic product increased at a 2.3 percent annual rate, the …

There Are So Many Reasons To Sell And Raise Cash Right Now

No one ever got hurt taking a profit<p>- Bernard Baruch<p>Is it time to sell yet?<p>When one looks at where the markets are, it’s tempting to say that we are …

Stock Markets

Warren Buffett's Advice for a Stock Market Crash

Source: The Motley Fool<p>1 of 9<p>Why you should heed Buffett's advice<p>If you could only listen to one person's advice during a stock market crash, let …

Investing

A Growing Cult of Millennials Is Obsessed With Early Retirement. This 72-Year-Old Is Their Unlikely Inspiration

Vicki Robin literally wrote the book on retiring happy.<p>Vicki Robin had no idea she’d become a millennial icon.<p>The 72-year-old coauthor of the 1992 …

Retirement

Fresh Cannabis Leaves May Be the Superfood You're Missing Out On

We know that smoking dried cannabis flower yields a number of benefits — from pain relief to relaxation — but it turns out that consuming <i>fresh</i> cannabis leaves may also have perks for our health. Among the hundred plus cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, the most well-known are CBD …

Cannabis

This $100-billion fund manager says Canadian stocks are about to bounce

Canada’s dismal stock market performance has just about run its course, according to Quebec’s biggest independent fund manager, which predicts a 13 …

Here's Why Finland Is Considered the Happiest Country on Earth

Finland has a lot to smile about.<p>The Scandinavian country landed the top spot on the United Nations’ World Happiness Report, released Wednesday.<p>The …

The Best Times to Visit New Orleans

The Big Easy is just that: an easygoing, jovial city where you’ll find incredible food, fantastic live music, and friendly locals any time of year. …

Festivals

Weird: Naked mole rats don't die of old age

Just when it seemed the naked mole rat couldn't get any weirder, it turns out the buck-toothed, bare-skinned rodents don't even age.<p>Unlike literally every other mammal, naked mole rats don't become more likely to die as they get up there in years. In humans, for example, with all else being equal …

The Y Chromosome Is Disappearing. Here's What That Means For Men

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring.<p>Although it …

Behold The Most Hilarious Wildlife Photos of 2017

Wildlife photographer Tibor Kércz would spend a few nights each year camped out in a tent near a tree, hoping to capture photos of little owls and …

Wildlife

A Secret Cave Dating Back to the Ice-Age Has Been Discovered Beneath this City

Canada is adored for its natural landscape — from its snowy peaks to its lush green forests — it's truly an outdoor adventurer's dream destination. …

Ice Age

3 Top Renewable Energy Stocks to Buy Now -- and 1 to Avoid

In this high-growth industry, there are opportunities and pitfalls to avoid.<p>Renewable energy stocks can be some of the most rewarding and …

The 6 Best Stocks to Buy for 2018 Before Robots Take Your Job

Automation and artificial intelligence could become both the greatest economic boons and the greatest economic challenges of the next few decades. …

Province should take over TTC and other cities’ transit systems, says Toronto Region Board of Trade | The Star

The provincial government would lay out broad policies for Superlinx and have final say over its budget. But to limit political interference, half of …

Urban Design

Seeking eternal life, Silicon Valley is solving for death

For years now, the luminaries of Silicon Valley have been putting their minds, money, and machines behind an all-out effort to solve for death. Full of futurists who don’t have enough time in the day to achieve their lofty goals, the Valley has long looked for ways to make those days never-ending. …

China Prepares Sale of $2 Billion in U.S.-Dollar Bonds

Issue would be country’s biggest-ever U.S.-dollar bond sale and its first since 2004<p>China is laying the groundwork for its first sale of U.S.-dollar sovereign bonds in more than a decade, a move toward expanding its ties with global investors as its economy improves.<p>The government is preparing to …

Economics

Ford's New CEO Hints at Ambitious Plans: 'We Don’t Want to Cede the Future to Anybody Else'

Some companies take a cookie-cutter approach to selecting their CEOs. They might favor home-grown talent, for instance, or engineers steeped in the …

Kim Moody and Kenneth Keung: Canada’s tax proposals read like a class

On July 18, the Department of Finance released a blockbuster package of proposed tax law changes aimed at private corporations and their …

The greatest concentration of volcanoes has been found in Antarctica—and that’s terrifying news

Everything about Antarctica is hyperbolic. It is the coldest, highest, driest, and windiest continent. Now, it can add another extreme feather to its cap: Scientists have found the continent to be host to the greatest concentration of volcanoes on Earth.<p>Scientists at the University of Edinburgh …

Global Warming

Five charts that show Canadian stocks could rise from the dead

It hasn’t been a pretty year for Canadian stocks but signs are growing that the S&P/TSX Composite Index may be set for a rebound — if investors can …

Canada brings tempered optimism to upcoming talks on renegotiating NAFTA

OTTAWA — Canada enters crucial talks in Washington on the ­renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement this week with a complex mix of self-confidence and dread about possible damage to its most important trading relationship.<p>The country’s economy and currency are showing surprising …

Mazda made a game-changing fuel efficiency breakthrough other carmakers have spent decades working on

The Japanese carmaker has announced it is ready to reveal a combustion engine using compression technology Ford, General Motors and Hyundai have been trying to get into production for the best part of a decade.<p>It's called Spark Controlled Compression Ignition and it uses the same sparkless …

This Ethereum and Cryptocurrency Backed Micro-Loan and Micro-Credit Company Is Disrupting Banking | Inc.com

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>This column has been updated to disclose the writer's advocacy of blockchain technology--the underpinning of all crytocurrencies--and a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warning about these investments.</i><p>The cryptocurrency ICO market is getting more and more interesting every week. …

Cryptocurrency

Ford ousts CEO as auto industry faces biggest transformation ever

In the latest sign that driverless cars and other revolutionary new technologies are shaking automakers to their roots, the chief executive of Ford Motor Co. just got tossed.<p>The replacement of Mark Fields with Jim Hackett, who had been running a new unit focused on cutting-edge transportation, is a …

6 Things You Should Know If You're Exploring Emerging Markets

While developing countries present a significant opportunity, they often bring a steep learning curve as well. Here are some things your small business should consider.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Looking for your next customer?<p>It may pay to look far from home. …

The 27 Most Important Finance Books Ever Written

27 classic works that every Wall Streeter should read.<p>“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t …