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Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Stock markets shot higher on Monday and the momentum has continued into Tuesday.<p>Here are the four things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:<p><b>1. Stock market overview:</b> U.S. stock futures are pushing up, European markets are rising in early trading and most Asian markets ended …

A new class of investor can now invest in startups

A new class of investor is expected to emerge today.<p>That’s because starting today, any American adult can buy stock in startups and small businesses …

10 Ways to Make Your First Billion Dollars

<i>By Stefanie O'Connell</i><p>The six-figure salary has long stood as an income ideal -- representing, for many, a milestone of having "made it." However, those who top lists like the legendary Forbes 100 are not content to stay at six, or even seven, figures. They drive their earnings and wealth-building …

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NATO suspends cooperation with Russia over Ukraine crisis

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO suspended all practical cooperation with Russia on Tuesday in protest at its annexation of Crimea, and ordered military planners to draft measures to strengthen its defenses and reassure nervous Eastern European countries.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) stands with …

Software at the Supreme Court: A guide to Monday’s blockbuster patent case

On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether a company named Alice Corp can own an “invention” for escrow accounts. While the idea …

Tunnel vision: Most Canadian CEOs believe the economy must diversify

Almost two-thirds of Canadian executives say the country is too dependent on resource industries and needs to become more diversified to inject better balance into the economy.<p>But the latest C-Suite Survey of business executives also shows a deep divide between those in the resource sector and …

New report examines MIT and JSTOR’s roles in the Aaron Swartz prosecution

New details have emerged about the events leading up to Aaron Swartz’s prosecution for downloading massive amounts of content from an online academic …

Six killed in blast in Kenyan capital: emergency services

NAIROBI (Reuters) - An explosion in an area of Kenya’s capital Nairobi that is popular with Somalis killed six people and wounded several others on Monday, the National Disaster Operations Centre said.<p>An injured blast victim arrives at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi March 31, 2014. …

U.S. top court wary of major change to software patent law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices stepped gingerly into a raging debate over computer software on Monday, voicing concerns about vaguely defined patents but signaling they would avoid any radical change to existing law.<p>People walk in front of the Supreme Court building in …

In Less Than Two Days, Japan Will Walk Headfirst Into An Economic Buzzsaw

By some measures, the Japanese economy has gathered steam over the last year or so as aggressive monetary easing — a key leg of "Abenomics" — has boosted inflation and the proclivity to spend.<p>But now Japan is about to get punched in the gut, straight on.<p>On April 1, the consumption tax is set to …

Thai PM defends negligence charges as economy falters

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Monday defended herself against negligence charges linked to a ruinous government rice pledging scheme that could lead to her removal from office, the latest development in a political crisis that has gripped the country for months.<p>Thai …

Bill C-23, Fair Elections Act, Criticized By Professor Paul Thomas

OTTAWA — The Conservative government’s proposed changes to the election law will weaken the public’s trust in the electoral process and could lower …

Russia sees no need for Ukraine incursion, Lavrov to meet Kerry

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Saturday it had “no intention” of invading eastern Ukraine, responding to Western warnings over a military buildup on the border following Moscow’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula.<p>Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a meeting with his Cypriot …

Ukraine wins IMF lifeline as Russia faces growth slump

KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukraine won a $27-billion international financial lifeline on Thursday, rushed through in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, while Moscow’s economy minister acknowledged that his country’s growth would slow dramatically as funds flee abroad.<p>Ukrainian Democratic …