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Carbon prices must rise to meet Canada's 2030 greenhouse-gas targets: officials

National carbon prices would have to rise to $150 a tonne if Canada is going to meet its 2030 GHG targets – and the figure rises to $220 without access to cheaper emissions credits from outside the country, two leading environmental economists say in a report to be released Friday.<p>In assessing …

A major Japanese retailer threatened to leave the US if Trump enforced 'made in America' policies

When asked by members of the Japanese media on Wednesday for his thoughts on Trump's ideas for trade and manufacturing, Tadashi Yanai was steadfast in his opposition.<p>One sticking point for Yanai was the possibility of a mandate for "made in the USA" clothing, which could prove difficult for a …

‘We are in a trade war,’ Trump’s commerce secretary says after stern German warning

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Germany's foreign minister on Friday morning said the Trump administration is taking a “dangerous step” after the Commerce Department announced a tariff on imports of foreign steel, indicating the tax could become a new source of conflict with the powerful U.S. ally and …

Will Trump's NAFTA revamp reflect all that tough talk on trade deals? Not exactly

Far from the sweeping trade overhaul that Donald Trump promised on the campaign trail, his administration is considering a surprisingly modest revamp of the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to a draft letter provided to Congress.<p>The objectives outlined would bolster Trump's emphasis …

Erdogan Is Dividing Turkey Against Itself

A demonize-and-polarize strategy has worked for the Turkish president in the past. But it may ultimately tear his country apart.<p>Since 2003, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been a guiding light for the ascendant global class of anti-elite, nationalist, conservative leaders. And all along, …

6 ways to support women and girls all year round

Since 1987, America has celebrated Women’s History Month. Each March, we honor women’s historical and current contributions to society, reflect on women’s status, and look ahead.<p>But supporting women and raising awareness about women’s issues that affect them doesn’t have to end at the end of the …

Spiders could theoretically eat every human on Earth in one year

Spiders are quite literally all around us. A recent entomological survey of North Carolina homes turned up spiders in 100 percent of them, including 68 percent of bathrooms and more than three-quarters of bedrooms. There's a good chance at least one spider is staring at you right now, sizing you up …

What Defunding Planned Parenthood Means

It's not exactly what it sounds like.<p>Earlier this week Republicans unveiled a bill that aims to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The plan involves a number of changes to the health insurance system, but the one that may have the biggest impact on already marginalized people is a …

Here Are Some Reasons Why You Need a Business Plan for Your Restaurant

Why You Need a Business Plan for Your Restaurant<p>Updated March 07, 2018<p>There is an old saying “Failure to plan is planning to fail.” Well, this …

How Companies Can Champion Sustainable Development

Given political climates around the world and a new wariness around international cooperation, the private sector could find itself in the hot seat: trying to pick up the slack on big issues from climate change to sustainable development. This demand for taking on a larger role may come not only …

Sustainability

10 influential women to celebrate for Women’s History Month

From fighting for the right to legal, safe abortions to ending segregation, women have worked tirelessly to ensure that equality is something that …

Feminism

9 Things Good Leaders Never Do When Running a Meeting

Sometimes, what you don't do matters even more than what you do.<p>Successful leaders know that meetings, while important, are also incredibly expensive.<p>The next time you're in a meeting, mentally add up the hourly rates of everyone in the room.<p>Then factor in the opportunity cost for what every person …

Management

US may support world’s worst abusers of women’s rights at UN gender talks

Donald Trump’s ‘global gag rule’ could align US with Iran, Sudan, Syria and other countries targeted by US travel ban at Commission on the Status of Women<p>US negotiators at this week’s UN Commission on the Status of Women could find themselves standing shoulder to shoulder with some of the world’s …

Donald Trump

‘Satirical’ Texas bill turns language of antiabortion laws on men

A new bill in Texas takes aim at men’s medical procedures.<p>On Friday, state Rep. Jessica Farrar (D-Houston) filed Texas House bill 4260, titled “Man’s Right to Know Act,” which would require men to wait 24 hours after an “initial health care consultation” to receive an elective vasectomy, …

How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Guide [Examples + Template]

How to Write a Business Plan• Write an executive summary.<br>• Describe your company and business model.<br>• Analyze your market's conditions.<br>• Explain your product …

Hate Mondays? This Will Put Things in Perspective

Monday? You mean grind day?<p>What a cliché thing to say: "I hate Mondays."<p>You don't hate Mondays. What you hate is the fact that you've lost sight of your vision.<p>Do you want to know what a Monday feels like to an entrepreneur?<p>Let me tell you: There is no such thing as a Monday. In fact, Monday is …

Productivity

Meet the Woke Misogynist

I usually stretch a Tinder chat over days or even weeks, warily circling a guy to make sure he seems like a decent human. But on that sticky summer …

12 Podcasts That Will Make You a Better Leader

Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.<p>Podcasts continue to grow in popularity as a convenient way to stay on top of all kinds of topics. As a result, the field is becoming steadily more crowded--a recent check of iTunes showed more than 100 podcasts with the word <i>leadership</i> in …

Self-improvement

JK Rowling's 10 most scorching Twitter takedowns

The Best Life Lessons We Learned From Children's Books

They still have a lot to teach us.<p>Children’s books are full of wisdom. They contain some of the most important, well said, and beautifully told …