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Google to shut Spanish news service

<b>Online search giant Google is shutting down its Google News service in Spain before a new intellectual property law is introduced.</b><p>Google will shut the service on 16 December before the law comes into effect in January, the firm said.<p>The law allows Spanish publications to charge services like Google …

Google News

Falling oil prices threaten to transform the industry - BBC News


Mountain-sized asteroid is heading towards Earth, says scientist

A Russian scientist has discovered a huge asteroid '2014 UR116' passes Earth every three years<p>A mountain-sized asteroid which crosses paths with the Earth every three years has been discovered by a Russian scientist.<p>Vladimir Lipunov, a professor at Moscow State University, said the space rock, …


Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Resilient Canadian oil industry faces less impact from lower prices

I knew my friend Nigel was refined when he ordered the vintage chardonnay. Standing amid the cocktail crowd, his aristocratic British accent repeated the question that had already gone viral in the suit-filled room, without any help from Twitter. "It's all a conspiracy isn't it," he asked, "the …


The power of the startup mindset

When Kira Talent released its first platform, it was little more than a prototype, hampered by a rudimentary interface and numerous bugs. It was, however, enough for the needs of its first customer.<p>Co-founder and CEO Emilie Cushman wanted to help companies screen job candidates using video. Instead …

How Cold War Game Theory Can Resolve the Shutdown

In late October, 1969, Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger ordered a squadron of B-52 Stratofortresses, fully loaded with nuclear weapons, to race toward the Soviet Union’s border. For three days, they zagged along the edge of Soviet airspace, taunting Moscow. The operation, which remained secret for …

Half of Canadians don’t have enough cash to cover surprise costs: report

Canadians are squirreling away more savings money than ever, but a majority still come up short when unexpected expenses arise, says a new poll.<p>Sixty-eight per cent of Canadians surveyed have had to dip into their rainy day fund in emergency situations but the majority of them – 58 per cent – …

Personal Finance

Viewpoint: How has the boom changed Western Australia?

<b>The mining and resources boom has fuelled the Australian economy - but how has it changed Western Australia, asks Professor Fiona Haslam McKenzie.</b><p>While other Western economies have languished or even faced bankruptcy, the Australian economy has, for the last decade, experienced exponential growth …


The 96-minute rule, and other timely tips

Your work day today might be the traditional eight hours, or stretch to 10 hours or more. But imagine if only 96 minutes really counted.<p>What would you do in those 96 minutes, and how would you protect that precious time from external foes (colleagues, business partners, customers) and the foes …

How to build a simple sales system

I'm a big fan of building repeatable systems into small businesses. I'm not referring to the kind of corporate, mind numbing, paperwork and data collection systems that can sometimes appear in very large businesses. Instead, I like simple processes that everyone can use to get goals accomplished; …

Small Business

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Rotation in telecom stocks ‘baffling,’ says Canaccord

<i>Inside the Market's roundup of some of today's key analyst actions.</i><p>Investors today bet that shares in Telus Corp. and Rogers Communications Inc. were oversold in reaction to news last month that Verizon Communications Inc. may enter the Canadian wireless arena. Telus stock closed up 3.1 per cent …

China stocks hit by credit crunch fears - BBC News

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