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BERNSTEIN: China's insane spending on robotics is fundamentally changing capitalism

That may not sound seismic. After all, the industrial revolution happened hundreds of years ago and manufacturing jobs have been the minority of all jobs in the West for decades. But Bernstein is arguing that the nature of capitalism is undergoing a fundamental change.<p>Analysts Michael W. Parker and …

Canadian economy rebounds with fastest growth in two years

Canada posted its strongest economic growth in more than two years in the third quarter, as a rebound in exports helped the economy bounce back strongly from its second-quarter slump.<p>Statistics Canada reported Wednesday that real gross domestic product rose at an annualized rate of 3.5 per cent in …

Top 10 Ways to Make Sure that Black Friday or Cyber Monday Bargain Is Actually a Deal

Black Friday may be over, but the holiday shopping season has just begun, and Cyber Monday is looming. But before you spend your money—or even if you …

Apple has a secret team working to make the iPhone's camera a portal to augmented reality

The effort, which involves teams from several acquired startups, reflects Apple's near-term desire to put augmented reality technology into consumers' hands even as it develops special glasses that could eventually change the way people perceive their surroundings.<p>Apple also recently hired an …

Amazon, Apple, Google Tops In Brand Loyalty

by Tanya Gazdik, October 18, 2016<p>Amazon has the distinction of capturing three of the top 20 spots in the 2016 Brand Keys Loyalty Leaders. Apple …

Pot stocks soar as legal weed seen surviving Trudeau tax

Canadian marijuana stocks surged after the head of the country's biggest producer said his company could cope with taxes as high as 25 per cent, extending a rally that began in the summer with the prospect of legal recreational use.<p>Bruce Linton, chief executive officer of Canopy Growth Corp., says …

The startup that turned learning languages into a game is trying to disrupt a $5 billion industry

At some point, most nonnative speakers who want to cash in on their English—to go to university abroad or land a job with a multinational corporation—will have to take a test, probably one with a long acronym: the TOEFL, the IELTS, the TOEIC. These grueling exams can cost $200 or more, a small …

The Hidden Economics of Online Dating

Money matters in our dating lives more than we're willing to admit.<p>When it comes to love, money has nothing to do with it. Right?<p>Not so fast.<p>After …

RFIDs are set almost to eliminate lost luggage

HAVING bags go astray on a flight is rare but infuriating. Indeed, according to a study by Skytrax, lost luggage was passengers’ number-one complaint …

Free Shipping Is A Lie

Free shipping is a top priority for online shoppers, but many merchants are struggling to keep up with the costs.<p>When shopping online, you tend to run into the lie pretty quickly.<p>Spend a certain amount—perhaps $15 or $20—and your shipment is free. Take advantage of competitive holiday promotions …

The 7 best industries to work in post-election: Jobs that win under Clinton, Trump or both

We've already had 19 months in this election cycle to dive into the candidates' economic plans. We've heard both Democratic presidential nominee …

It's all in a name: the alphabetical bias in economic research

Alphabetical order is, in many ways, a good arrangement. Our colleagues from other disciplines express wonderment that such a self-centred subspecies …

Putting Away the Pitchforks

A lot of people have been shocked by Donald Trump's refusal to confirm that he would accept the results if Hillary Clinton wins the election. Actually, his reaction to the outcome is not that important. What will be more important is the reaction of his supporters.<p>Mr. Trump has sown the seeds of …

Greenland isn’t in a rush to fight climate change because it’s good for the country’s economy

A few dozen kilometers northeast of Nuuk, Greenland’s capital and largest city, a remote power plant is thriving because of the extra water coming from the melt of ancient glaciers.<p>The Buksefjord hydroelectric station is the biggest of five built since 1993 in order to disencumber the country from …

Global Warming

Oil Seen Stuck in $50 to $60 Range as Shale Blunts OPEC Action

The world should get used to oil prices between $50 and $60 a barrel as falling costs in America’s shale fields counteract OPEC’s renewed commitment …

What It Means When Google Acquires Your Competitor

Google recently announced the acquisition of influencer marketing company, FameBit, in an effort to connect YouTube creators with marketers.<p>As the CEO of an influencer marketing company, I found myself asking, “what is it about FameBit that grabbed the attention of Google?” I can only imagine that …

Why Consumer Spending Matters to the Economy

According to statistics from the Federal Reserve (the Fed), expenditures from American consumers account for more than two-thirds of the nation’s …

Let the pound fall and the economy rise

It has been just like old times. The pound has been falling on the foreign exchanges and, like a patient in intensive care, there are daily bulletins about its health. Charts show that when adjusted for different patterns of trade down the ages it is at its lowest for 168 years.<p>If you have been …

Economics

Fundamentally Understanding What Drives The Price Of Gold

The sharp pullback in gold (NYSEARCA:GLD)(NYSEARCA:IAU) has triggered speculation that the newly proclaimed bull-market has come to an abrupt end …

Stock Markets

One Driver's Story Shows the Benefits of the Sharing Economy | Iain Murray

When I was in London last week, I chatted with my Uber drivers whenever I used the service to get around the city. One driver’s story was …

Elections and the stock market: History tells us economics matter more than politics. Could it be different this time?

Nope, scratch that. It's pretty much impossible.<p>But in light of the looming November vote, we took a look at what happened in the markets over the past few decades in relation to US presidential elections.<p>However, before we get to that, we would like to emphasize that when it comes to markets, <i>the</i></i> …

George Orwell never dreamed of advertising as invasive as Yahoo’s proposal

Yahoo's outdoor, public advertising scheme relies on what it calls "grouplization."<p>Yahoo wants to take advertising to the next level—that is, the …

Google acquires 'influencer marketing' company FameBit

Getting up and running with an audience on YouTube isn't an easy thing to do, especially if you're trying to make a living off of it. Despite the …

Marketing

How the push for thinner phones contributed to the Samsung Note7 debacle

There's nothing funny about Samsung Galaxy Note7 phones inexplicably exploding and torching cars and burning people. And it's definitely not a joking …

Mobile

Americans Still Prefer Email to Social Media (Infographic)

Social media may be a mainstream communication platform, driving news coverage and consumption and awareness of social movements. But when it comes …

Unhappy Canadian PM urges European Union to sign free trade deal | Reuters

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday angrily urged the European Union to approve a free trade deal with Canada, saying failure to do so would show the 28-nation bloc was heading down the wrong path.<p>Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a picture in …