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Could Intact Financial buy rival insurance business?

Two of the largest players in Canada's highly fragmented property and casualty life insurance market could merge, according to one analyst.<p>London-based insurance firm RSA Insurance Group PLC may be looking to sell its Canadian division for more than $2-billion, according to Paul Holden, analyst at …

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

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The 7 worst holiday films of all time

Should you buy a PS4 or Xbox One? Our gamers give you an answer

The Globe and Mail's Shane Dingman and tech writer Peter Nowak rate the pros and cons of the two big gaming consoles available this holiday season

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How to break free from your 9-to-5 cubicle life

<b>1. Get an online presence now.</b> Setting up a presence online will help your brand – even before you start your new business. As an extension of your business, managing and honing your personal brand online as soon as you can – via a static site, a blog or an LinkedIn profile – is a MUST. It'll help …

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Delivered dailyThe Morning Headlines Newsletter<p>Subscribe<p>The Toronto Star and thestar.com, each property of Toronto Star Newspapers Limited, One Yonge …

Investing advice: How adviceDirect stakes out middle ground

Today's most underserved investors are those who are halfway between being do-it-yourselfers and having an adviser.<p>Almost nobody on Bay Street seems to have an idea of how to target these people. One exception: Bank of Montreal, through the adviceDirect arm of its online brokerage, BMO InvestorLine.<p>…

From RRSPs to dividends to TFSAs: Your investing questions answered

<b>Welcome to Investor Clinic – the lightning round.</b><p><b>Your questions have been piling up in my in-box, and today I'll answer as many as space permits. That means I'll need to keep the answers brief.</b><p><b>Ready? Go!</b><p><b><br>What investments are best for a registered education savings plan?</b><p>First, avoid group scholarship …

The problem with pensions: symptoms and cures

<b>THE SYMPTOMS</b><p><b>Longevity:</b> We are living too long. When Grand Trunk Railway introduced Canada's first workplace pension in 1874, the retirement age was 70 and average life expectancy 55, meaning the average worker was dead for 15 years before they could collect a pension. Today the average Canadian …

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Will Generation Y redefine work or fall into line?

Is Canadian corporate culture in for a major shake up? Count me among those who will be on the sidelines, popcorn in hand, waiting for the ground to shift when Guy Laurence, the incoming chief executive officer at Rogers Communications steps up to the plate.<p>For those not familiar with Mr. Laurence, …

Coaching your staff to coach themselves

<b>Coaching for Breakthrough Success</b><p><i>By Jack Canfield and Peter Chee</i><p><i>(McGraw-Hill, 271 pages, $24.95)</i><p>Managers are akin to coaches these days. But managers are also managers, and the style of some managers may not be the approach that is most effective for coaching.<p>In some, if not many, situations, …