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Calendar: What investors need to know for the week ahead

<i>A daily rundown of the economic reports and corporate earnings that will be grabbing the market's attention in the week ahead.</i><p><b>Monday, Feb. 16</b><p>Family Day in Ontario, Toronto Stock Market is closed.<p>President's Day in the U.S., stock markets are closed.<p>Japan reports its real GDP for the fourth quarter, …

At record high, U.S. stocks look to extend breakout

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks are poised for more upward momentum even as uncertainty over oil prices and Greek debt negotiations keeps the market on tenterhooks, analysts say.<p>A Wall Street sign is pictured in front of the New York Stock Exchange, open during Winter Storm Juno, in the Manhattan …

10 cheap energy stocks that could soar up to 202%

Where do you think the price of oil is headed?<p>There’s quite a difference of opinion among investors, analysts and pundits. On Monday, Citigroup …

Debt: Here's why Canadians need to kick the overspending habit

Listen to these voices if you think high personal-debt levels in Canada are nothing to bother about.<p>"Our debt is a black cloud hanging over us," an applicant to our Globe and Mail financial boot camp wrote us (check it out here). Another wrote: "We have had [debt] for so long, we have become numb …

Action needed to protect indigenous women from serial killers, minister says

The targeting of Canada's aboriginal women by serial killers demands specific action to protect them from "sick and dangerous" people who have found novel ways to seek out their victims, the federal Indigenous Affairs Minister says.<p>In an interview with The Globe and Mail on Thursday, Carolyn …

Maintenance fees take a toll on Toronto condo owners. | The Star

One of their most shocking discoveries was the high costs of a parking spot, on top of the $35,000 and up it costs at time of purchase.<p>Buried in …

Condominiums

Price gap between condos, houses swells to record level

For many first-time homebuyers, condominiums have been the easiest way to get a foothold into the housing market, a pit stop on the way to a dream home.<p>But a flood of new high-rise condos and fierce bidding wars for urban detached houses has caused a widening gulf between the price of condos and …

Carrick Talks Money: It's time to give your pension a checkup

The Globe's Rob Carrick speaks with Janice Holman of consulting firm Eckler about how to ensure your defined benefit pension plan is on the right track