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Bargain-basement McLaren is still pretty super

Slide 1 of 12<p>Whatever you do, don’t call this the bargain-basement McLaren, or Ron Dennis will come to your house and vacuum for two hours.<p>The idea …

Carbon Fiber

Here's what Wall Street is predicting for the stock market in 2016

Wall Street steadily lowered its expectations for the market as 2015 unfolded.<p>On Thursday December 24, the S&P 500 closed near 2,061. Last December, the median year-end target for 2015 among the top strategists was higher at 2,213 according to Bloomberg.<p>Based on the forecasts we've received so far, …

Markets

Alberta’s new carbon direction is just, and just in time

<i>Todd Hirsch is the Calgary-based chief economist of ATB Financial and author of</i> The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada from Economic Decline.<p>Albertans got their first look this week at the provincial government's new carbon reduction plan. It included bold plans to phase out coal, cap oil sands …

Suspect in Colorado clinic shooting had past brushes with the law

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - The 57-year-old man with a bushy white beard who is suspected of killing three people in a shooting rampage at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado has a history of brushes with the law, including a “peeping Tom” complaint in his home state of South …

British Airways passengers who fled plane fire file lawsuit

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Passengers who ran from a British Airways flight that caught fire in September before takeoff in Las Vegas are suing the plane's …

British Airways

You partly have Eric Schmidt to thank for the new $5 Raspberry Pi

While many of you were supposed to be eating turkey on Thursday, you were instead geeking out over Raspberry PI's newest computer, the Zero: a pint-sized module that costs just $5. But according to a new interview, that $5 computer was originally supposed to cost around $60 -- and you have partly …

A change in government alone won’t fix the malaise

<i>Donald Savoie is the author of</i> What Is Government Good At? A Canadian Answer.<p>One can appreciate the euphoria being felt by public servants in Ottawa with the change of government. The perception, if not the reality, among them is that the previous government never understood, let alone appreciated …