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As value soars, digital currency Bitcoin attracts offline attention

During the depths of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, an engineer decided to rethink one of the fundamental cornerstones of the modern economy.<p>He envisioned a brand new decentralized digital currency, where payments went directly from one user to another – no central banks, …

The week's best web reads: Hedge funds turn bearish on loonie

<i>Inside the Market's weekend roundup of some of last week's best investing reads on the Internet, which are highlighted every morning in our premarket report.</i><p><b>Market Signals</b><p>Hedge funds' pessimism on the Canadian dollar has reached a six-year high. But they are bullish on the greenback.<p>Morningstar's …

A stock-market rally built on the fear of missing out

After breaking records in what turned out to be a terrific first quarter, U.S. equities retreated modestly last week in the face of some discouraging economic numbers in North America and Europe. Most other major markets also took it on the chin, no doubt in part because of the bizarre nuclear …

Is it time to take a bite of Apple?

<i>ROB Insight is a premium commentary product offering rapid analysis of business and economic news, corporate strategy and policy, published throughout the business day. Visit the ROB Insight homepage for analysis available only to subscribers.</i><p>The feeding frenzy over Apple has settled down. After …

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Maximize investment returns while minimizing taxes

Today's media are full of advice for the retail investor. At least 99 per cent of that advice relates to before-tax investment returns. It ignores the fact that people live in an after-tax world.<p>In part, this happens because people find thinking about investing and tax planning at the same time to …

Why money can't buy you happiness

Hope a lottery win will make you happy forever? Think again, evidence suggests a big payout won’t make that much of a difference. Tom Stafford explains why.<p>Think a lottery win would make you happy forever? Many of us do, including a US shopkeeper who just scooped $338 million in the Powerball …

Should you wait an hour after eating until swimming?

We are told taking a dip on a full stomach is dangerous because we might get cramp or a stitch, or even drown. But is there any truth to this?<p>I can still remember how slowly time seemed to pass as a child when I was on the beach, and had to wait an hour after I’d finished my sandwiches before I was …

Electronic warfare: The ethereal future of battle

The future of warfare is no longer about bullets and bombs, or dominating land, sea and air. Instead, tomorrow’s victors will dominate the ether.<p>The voice of the foreign military commander is sinister and gloating.<p>“On the anniversary of our nation’s most glorious sea victory, let us remember our …

TV’s new world: How cable companies plan to keep pace

Television distributors are tweaking their business strategies to compete against a plethora of competitors as content becomes increasingly available in the online world.<p>Consumers are demanding more control over what they watch. There is pent-up demand for slimmer TV packages and niche content of …