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China's Sweet Handshake With France

Three recent Chinese investments, or cross-investments, have stirred up a highly polemical debate in France, revealing that such activity touches a sore nerve among the French public.<p>One of them is being undertaken by the <b>Symbiose</b> Consortium (the Shandong High Speed Group, the China Aircraft Leasing …

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➜Five Ways To Grow Your Small Business FAST In 2015

---------------------<b><br>You Run a Business, Read Also This Article</b><br>STATS: Small Businesses Go On LinkedIn to <b>Grow BIG</b><br>---------------------<p>We are now well …

Small Business

Let's Drop 'College Ready' and Be 'Career Ready'

The profession of education is going through unprecedented change. Many aspects of teaching and school will eventually never be the same again. And …

Running a small business like basketball

<b>Q: Steve – Reading your column I get that you are a sports fan. I love to use sports analogies in my business and when I speak with my staff – I find that it is relatable. Glad to see you do the same. Do you have a favorite? --</b> <b>Bill</b><p><b>A</b>: Well, I did graduate from UCLA, but unfortunately attended after …

Putin: Ukraine gas debt could affect Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin has urged European leaders to quickly help Ukraine settle its gas debt to Russia, or possibly face a shutdown of Russian natural gas supplies flowing though Ukrainian pipelines to the continent.<p>Putin's letter to 18 leaders, released on Thursday by the Kremlin, is …

Canada-EU Trade Deal Text Leaked By German TV

A German news show has published what it says is the text of the Canada-EU free trade deal.<p>More than 520 pages of the 1,500-page document were posted …

EU-Canada trade deal leak ‘ridicules’ TTIP consultation, campaigners say

How to Negotiate Your Next Salary

Negotiating a salary can be an uncomfortable process. You want to get what you’re worth but you also don’t want to offend or scare off your future employer. This situation is only more complicated in a tough job market. When offers are few and job seekers are plenty, you might be tempted to take …

Where Do Recruiters Go to Find Talent?

If you want to get found by recruiters then you need to understand how they think! Bullhorn Reach released their 2013 North American Social …

Leaves of Absence

The Employment Standards Act, 2000, known as the<p>ESA, is a law that sets minimum standards for workplaces in Ontario.<p>If you are protected by the<p>ESA, …

Even introverts can learn to be great talkers

Whether you're engaging in chit-chat with co-workers on the first day of your new job, or talking to a customer to land a potential sale, you need good communication skills in the workplace.<p>Everyone experiences awkward moments, such as being alone in the elevator with the boss for the interminable …

What to Ask Your “Numbers People”

If you’re a manager working with the analysts in your organization to make more data-driven business decisions, asking good questions should be one of your top priorities. Many managers fear that asking questions will make them appear unintelligent about quantitative matters. However, if you ask …

Edward Snowden: From Internet crusader to pawn of China and Russia?

Why did Hong Kong reject the United States’ request to arrest Edward Snowden and hold him for extradition? And why does it now appear that Russia, too, will ignore U.S. pleas to expel and return the man who leaked information about the American government’s systematic monitoring of cellphone calls …

The Canadian tech company that's bigger than RIM

Taking the podium on a February evening, Serge Godin braced himself to launch the biggest charm offensive of his 40-year career. For the co-founder of CGI Group Inc., the pre-dinner mission was to finesse an enormous corporate speed-dating session. Most of the faces staring up at him from tables …

Surprise Is Still the Most Powerful Marketing Tool

Life has never been more predictable.<p>Yelp provides an early-warning system for dining out, by helping us avoid bad restaurants and alerting us to must-try items at good ones. Facebook lets us investigate a potential romantic interest before the first date. Turn-by-turn instructions from Google Maps …

Truths for Our Daughters

As a senior professional in financial services — an industry with comparatively few women in the executive ranks — I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about why there aren’t more women at the top-most levels of companies. I’ve read the studies and heard the theories that women don’t network well; …

One on one: Helping newcomers land a job

When architect Eunice Rivera Gracia arrived in Toronto from Germany six months ago, she went to various job assistance workshops but didn't feel she was really prepared to jump into Canada's job market.<p>Then she found out about a program that matched her with a mentor – architect Eva Omes, who works …

12 Leather Treasures

Treat yourself—and your bike—to some cowhide, and watch your investment get better with time. <i>—Jennifer Sherry</i>

University of Wisconsin

Martha's Flower-Arranging Secrets

Celebrate big, billowing flowers with an exuberant large-scale arrangement. This display showcases the unrestrained beauty of hydrangeas. An armful of the flowers overflows a generous glazed-iron urn-shaped vase in an effortlessly elegant way. Tendrils of clematis winding through the blooms …