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Nine small-cap TSX stocks that look poised to outperform

<b>What are we looking for?</b><p>About the same time last year, we ran a small-cap screen that, as it turns out, performed extremely well in 2016: The average total return for the 10 stocks we found was 39 per cent. Given how well the strategy performed, we are running a very similar screen today.<p><b>The …

Samsung Smart Switch makes it easy to get your old stuff on your new phone

The worst part of getting a new phone is moving all your content from your old phone over. If you went to a store and bought a new Galaxy S7, there's …

Gear & Gadgets

Saudi Arabia doesn't see a need for an oil producer summit to defend prices

The front-month October contract for Brent, the global oil benchmark, shed 5 cents to $48.84 a barrel as of 0217 GMT after it settled up $1.31, or 2.8 percent, on Thursday at $48.89 a barrel.<p>The U.S. crude October contract also lost 14 cents to $45.78 a barrel after it settled up $1.77, or 4 …

Italy to seek pay cut for Eni, Enel, Finmeccanica managers | News Home | Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - Italy said on Friday it will back cuts of at least 25 percent to top managers’ salaries at oil producer Eni (ENI.MI), utility Enel (ENEI.MI) and defense contractor Finmeccanica SIFI.MI at coming shareholders’ meetings.<p>The logo of oil company Eni-Saipem is pictured at its …

North Africa

Three top stock picks from Morguard’s Derek Warren

<i>Derek Warren is portfolio manager at Morguard Financial Corp. His focus is REITs.</i><p><b>Top Picks:</b><p><b>Core: Brookfield Asset Management</b><p>One of our long-term core holdings, Brookfield owns a portfolio of global, high-quality, income-producing property and infrastructure assets, both directly and through its …

Want to become a better leader? Take more chances

We live in a networked world, and you aren't invited unless you take chances and explore it. It's no longer about who you know, it's about what you want and being smart about getting it.<p>Rather than digging through your network for opportunities, technology allows us to create and access networked …

An engineer’s journey to the C-Suite

Having an engineer in the corner office would serve any organization in good stead. It's the route I took in my own career, so I know that our training helps us to be rigorous, logical, smart strategic thinkers – an excellent foundation for business leadership.<p>But the road from engineering school …

Five key leadership traits for 2014

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' new Leadership Lab series, where executives and leadership experts share their views and advice about the leadership and management issues of today. There will be a new column every weekday. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>No different …

Want the job? You need to play the hiring game

I've seen my fair share of résumés.<p>Sure, like other hiring managers, I employed my own strategies to filter the tsunami of applications that flooded my inbox after each job posting. I'd divide them into stacks of "yes," "no," and "maybe" – and those were just the ones that made it through the …