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New iPad Production Slated for July, Next-Gen iPad mini in November?

According to a report from <i>Digitimes</i>, the next generation 9.7-inch iPad will begin production in July-August, featuring a thinner design like the iPad …

Flaherty's concerns throw thirty-year mortgages in spotlight again

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has been concerned about the sale of 30-year uninsured mortgages because the risks from some of these loans are ultimately being transferred from banks to taxpayers – and that's part of the reason why the banking regulator is now weighing changes, sources say.<p>Mr. …

Finance

Calgary men bilked investors in ‘unsustainable’ Ponzi scheme, ASC rules

The Alberta Securities Commission has ruled two Calgary men ran an "unsustainable" Ponzi scheme that raised $52-million from investors.<p>In a decision released Monday, and ASC hearing panel found Dale St. Jean and Gregory Tindall "perpetrated a fraud" on investors after luring them into investing …

Investing

Three hot funds of 10 years ago: All are poor performers since | The Star

The fund’s Morningstar rating for risk-adjusted returns in the global small- and mid-cap equity category is a middling three stars, and its 10-year …

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

• <b>Author:</b> Heidi Grant Halvorson<p>Are you at the top of your game—or still trying to get there?<p>Take your cues from <b>the short, powerful</b> <i>9 Things Successful People Do Differently</i>, where the strategies and goals of the world’s most successful people are on display—backed by research that shows exactly what …

What the Most Successful People Do at Work

• <b>Author:</b> Laura Vanderkam<p><b>The third mini-ebook by the acclaimed author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast reveals how a few simple changes can make you more productive and fulfilled in your career.</b><p>In her bestselling mini-ebook <i>What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast</i>, …

Negotiating your first mortgage? Check out these tips

It's been a lot of hard work, but you are finally ready to join the ranks of the home-owning class.<p>You've paid off your debts, socked away enough money for a decent down payment, trolled through open houses and found the perfect place. Your offer has been accepted and you have two months to close …

Personal Finance

Four tactics to keep your fees low

In last week's column about the "tyranny" of investing costs, I showed how an annual fee of just 2 per cent can devour nearly two-thirds of an investor's return over a 50-year period.<p>In response, a reader sent me this e-mail: "<i>The challenge – if you wish to accept it – is to provide some advice to</i> …

Investing

Why you shouldn’t hire a real estate agent to sell your business

While I have benefited greatly from the services of real estate agents for the sale of personal and commercial properties, I would never use one to broker the sale of my business. Here's why and some ideas for alternative approaches.<p>If you are selling your business and your business includes a real …

Small Business

Apple Front-Facing Camera Supplier Launches Tiny 1080p, 60FPS Sensor

Front-facing cameras have their own technical limitations that are usually handset-design related: they are squeezed into a little gap, which of …

Rogers rebrands parts of its network to LTE Max with emphasis on 2600Mhz spectrum, launches in over 20 new markets

Rogers is rebranding parts of its high-speed network to <b>LTE Max</b> today, which refers to the availability of LTE across two high-frequency bands, AWS …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Review

It was the release of Samsung’s Galaxy S I9000 in August 2010 that made me want to pursue technology writing full-time. While the device’s hardware …

The pros and cons of using a mortgage broker | The Star

All of these are reasons to consider enlisting the services of a mortgage broker.<p>“A broker has access to a variety of lenders and has the educational …

In the U.S., wealth and whiteness increasingly go together

When it comes to wealth, the racial divides in the United States have widened, not narrowed, over the past generation, a new study says.<p>The Urban Institute, a Washington-based economic and social-policy think tank, issued a report Monday that found that white households in the U.S. average roughly …

Demographics

5 iPhone Apps that Keep your Text Messages Private From Gov't Officials, Snooping Parents and Spouses

Our iPhones are utilized for a wide variety of applications. We use them for gaming, socializing, work and even dating. Using one dedicated piece of …

LinkedIn

LinkedIn

Why investors love a double-barreled return

Apple was the darling of North American stock markets for five years after it introduced the iPhone in 2007, and its share price soared above $700 (U.S.) last fall. Then investors panicked, and shares have plunged to about $430, even though Apple is still hugely profitable. How could a company that …

Investing

Let's Talk Investing: When will it be prime time for first-time home buyers?

Let's Talk Investing When will it be prime time for first-time home buyers?<p>The Globe and Mail | <br>Show Description<p>How can property virgins best capture price declines and low mortgage rates? Rob Carrick takes a look<p>Articles Related to this Story<p>More from this section<p>Editor's Picks<p>Add to …

Investing

Get ready for three-digit gold

<i>Reuters Breakingviews delivers agenda-setting financial insight. Its global correspondents react to stories as they develop, delivering sharp and provocative commentary on big financial news as it breaks.</i> Click here to read more international insights.<p>Get ready for three-digit gold. Bullion may …