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Winning Obama’s Keystone support will require clean hands in Canada

There is a tendency by Canadians to interpret any reference to Canada by the government of the United States as a direct challenge to our interests. The resulting foofaraw unnecessarily complicates what is a highly complex, but ultimately mutually beneficial, relationship.<p>The latest example of this …

How Spain, Russia and other countries cheat the world out of billions of dollars in fish

The world’s illegal fishermen never had it so good.<p>Fishermen operating outside international law catch somewhere in the range of $10 billion to $23.5 billion (pdf) in fish each year. And their incentives are only growing. As the world’s seas run out of fish—and as demand continues to …

Fishing
Real Estate

NBA Rookies Will Earn Millions, But Will They Keep It?

The NBA Draft is now a distant memory. Concluding in the early morning hours of June 28, the Draft promised millions of dollars to many athletes who come from distressed socioeconomic backgrounds. The toughest part of their careers await many of these top picks who are about to sign their first …

Loonie regains some ground on improving trade data

The Canadian dollar finished higher Wednesday on encouraging domestic trade data.The loonie rose 0.35 of a cent to 95.15 cents (U.S.), coming off the lowest closing level since October, 2011, reached Tuesday.<p>The improvement came as Statistics Canada reported that the country's merchandise deficit …

Experts are divided on whether Twitter-controlled stocks will end us all

The real danger of the singularity isn’t that computers will conspire to overtake their masters, but that we’ll let them do it—and then be lost when they fail. This is already apparent in the number of major market crashes that have occurred on the watch of complex algorithms, according to some.<p>Our …

Stock Markets

Bitcoin sells out

If you drew a Venn diagram of anarchists, strippers, and identical twins, one of the few points of intersection would be the digital currency …

Why Social Media Advertising Is Set To Explode

Social networks like Facebook and Twitter are daily destinations for millions of consumers. Increasingly, their ad products offer targeting according to specific demographics, social connections, interests, and habits.<p>As brands look across a fractured media landscape, where few digital properties …

Digital Advertising

Associated Press News

The Revenue-Weighted S&P 500 Is Smoking The Regular S&P 500

The S&P 500 Index, represented by the ETF (exchange-traded fund) whose symbol is SPY (SPDR S&P 500 ETF), had a total return of 13.74% for the first six months of the year. The performance is one of the best first halves in recent times. If one examines the S&P 400 Mid Cap Index for the same period, …

Stock Markets

How Facebook Single-Handedly Made Silicon Valley Richer Than Manhattan