Joe Gagnon

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ZipShare from WinZip lets you manage all your cloud storage from one place

WinZip's long been the go-to .zip file manager for many PC users, but no longer is it just a tool for freeing up some hard drive space. The desktop client embraced cloud storage around the same time it tiptoed into mobile, and now it has a new service based entirely on the web. ZipShare, currently …

Brazilian oil: still drawing punters

Brazil’s oil industry has not been the source of much good news recently but this week might just go down as one of its best yet.<p>On Monday, the …

The worse off Argentines’ currency gets, the more cars they buy

Normally a nation as economically challenged as Argentina would find its consumers keeping their wallets closed. But instead, rampant inflation is leaving people with no choice but to buy brand new cars.<p>Never mind that most cars are the antithesis of an investment—since they almost unequivocally …

Luxury Cars

US regulators press forward with rule that could force foreign banks to flee

Foreign banks are giving US regulators flak for setting rules about how they operate on domestic soil. Michael S. Gibson, director of the division of banking supervision and regulation at the Federal Reserve, is helping fan the flames. In a speech he gave today, Gibson signalled that US regulators …

Economy

Four Financial Steps to Wedding Bliss

An incredible 43% of the general population admitted to not talking finances before marriage, according to a study by American Express. With all the emotion surrounding money, it’s no surprise that financial issues cause trouble once the honeymoon is over.<p>I recommend newlyweds tackle financial …