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Mortgage rate war heats up as smaller lenders offer deep discounts

Less than a month after the Bank of Canada's surprise interest-rate cut, a renewed mortgage-rate war is in full swing. But, this time, it's being driven by an unlikely source: smaller lenders.<p>Even as Canada's big banks have cut rates to near three-year lows, small credit unions and mortgage brokers …

'Canada Is In Serious Trouble' As Debt, House Prices Climb, Deutsche Bank Declares

It was little more than a year ago that Deutsche Bank declared Canada’s housing market to be the most overvalued in the world, and on Thursday the …

Canadian Real Estate

Peer-to-peer lending stock soars in IPO

Need a loan? Investors are betting you'll bypass the banks.<p>Lending Club (LC), a peer-to-peer online lending service that matches investors and borrowers for loans on everything from homes to vacations, skyrocketed over 50% in its IPO Thursday.<p>The strong debut for the San-Franciso-based company may …

Get a free game on every modern PlayStation console this weekend

PlayStation owners might not be blessed with Electronic Arts' EA Access subscription program, but the outfit's Peter Moore has a consolation prize for you. Sort of. Starting today at 3 p.m. Eastern / 12 p.m. Pacific, you can download <i>Need for Speed: Most Wanted</i> for PlayStation Vita, <i>Mirror's Edge</i> for …

Five dividend stocks to buy and hold

As a portfolio manager at Lincluden Investment Management, Robert Gill isn't looking to flip stocks for a quick buck. His firm, which manages about $3.5-billion for clients including pension funds and high net worth individuals, takes a long-term view of investing.<p>"When we buy a stock for the …

What Uber Drivers Really Make (According To Their Pay Stubs)

I went on 11 rides with 11 randomly picked Uber X drivers to see how much they're paid and how they like driving for Uber.<p>A few weeks ago, Uber New York General Manager Josh Mohrer, who has been known to fight his fair share of public battles in defense of Uber on Twitter, tweeted an offer to …

Why BlackBerry is on the verge of returning to substantial growth

<i>Chris Umiastowski is the growth investor for Globe Investor's</i> Strategy Lab<i>. Follow his contributions here</i> <i>and view his model portfolio here.</i><p>I have been a BlackBerry Ltd. shareholder for about 14 years. During most of those years, it was a growth company. But for the last few years, it certainly did …

This App Scans Your Proportions And Mails You A Custom-Fitted Shirt

A new app called MTailor plans to change that, however, by outsourcing the measurements to your smartphone's camera.<p>Here's how it works.<p>Shirts start at $69, but that's still cheaper than other custom shirts out there, which can cost $100 and up. Also, shipping is free.<p>First, you choose the type of …

Eric Schmidt: The Next Google Is Out There In A Garage Somewhere

“The next Google won’t do what Google does, just as Google didn’t do what AOL did.”<p>On Monday, Google chairman Eric Schmidt stopped to give a talk in front of a bunch of hardware engineers at Native Instruments in Berlin, a company that specializes in software and hardware for computer-based audio …

Rackspace Says Not To Sell Itself; Shares Fall

(Reuters) - Cloud management services provider Rackspace Hosting Inc said it would not sell itself, sending its shares down 16.5 percent in after-market trading.<p>The company also named President Taylor Rhodes as chief executive, replacing Graham Weston, who co-founded Rackspace. Weston will become …

Alibaba rival JD.com is already a hot IPO

Ali-whoba?<p>Yes, investors are salivating over the chance to buy shares of China's e-commerce giant Alibaba once they start trading. And with good reason.<p>The company released its latest financials Wednesday and they showed stunning growth.<p>But one of Alibaba's main rivals, JD.com (JD), is already …

A Miracle Rice Could Save Millions Of Lives

Around the world, 250 million children are vitamin A-deficient, including about a third of the world's preschool-age population. This simple deficiency kills or blinds millions of women and children each year. In places like the United States, where vegetables like carrots are neither expensive nor …

'Super-Earth' is closest planet yet that could support life

Thanks to a wobble in its host star, researchers from UNSW have spotted a planet only 16 light-years away that could harbor life (shown in an artist's conception, above). However, being there would bear little resemblance to living on Earth. It's at least five times as massive, for starters, and is …

Google's Brin: Individual car ownership needs to go

In a wide-ranging interview with VC Vinod Khosla, Google's co-founders describe their vision of an intelligent future.<p>The people who are changing the world aren't going to wait for you.<p>It's your job to understand what they're doing and either approve of it or accept it.<p>Most people, of course, can't …

See all 43,634 foreclosed Detroit homes in one place

It's hard to grasp the full scope of Detroit's foreclosure problem, but <i>The New York Times</i> is here to help. The paper has laid out all 43,634 of the city's foreclosed homes in a single mosaic, representing more than $328 million in unpaid taxes on a single page. The mosaic breaks the amounts down by …

Inflation-busters: Dividend stocks with consistently rising payouts

<b>What are we looking for?</b><p>Stocks that offer some protection against inflation.<p>Spring brought with it a thaw on frozen consumer prices in Canada and the United States. Inflation readings for May showed prices rising by 2.3 per cent in Canada over the past year, while the U.S. figure registered at 2.1 …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

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The rise of the super-fast industrial 3D printer

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Cincinnati Inc.<p>3D printers are slow; so slow that in the time it would take to print a screwdriver, you could just …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

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16 of the Best New Android Apps From May (2014)

From Foursquare spin-offs to whistle-powered selfies, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in May. So by way of a quick recap, here’s our pick of the newbies from the past month.<p>Sunrise<p>Sunrise finally opened its uber-popular calendar app to Android users this month, as well as a version …

Tencent<br />The Secretive, Chinese Tech Giant That Can Rival Facebook and Amazon

In China’s raging tech war, a winner seems ready to emerge. It’s Tencent–a controversial, $139 billion company with nearly a billion users.<p>China’s most powerful Internet company is headquartered in a bland, glassy tower in southern Shenzhen. Unlike Silicon Valley’s funky campuses, there is nothing …

This System Will Help You Retain Everything You Read

And that doesn't include the ones that I started to read and put down.<p>I learned a lot in the process about what works and what doesn't work.<p>I have a system that I use for non-fiction books that enables me to remember quite a bit.<p>And when I can't remember I generally know where to look to find the …

GrubHub Pops 50% As Wall Street Gobbles Up IPO

Investors got hungry when $GRUB debuted on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday morning.<p>Shares of online food ordering service GrubHub, which also operates Seamless, soared 50% in early trading after its initial public offering. The company priced shares above the expected range at $26, but they …

Dolphin translator chirps out first word

Dolphins are believed to be one of the most intelligent animal species on the planet -- although precisely how intelligent is difficult to gauge.<p>That may be about to change. Scientists at the Wild Dolphin Project (WDP) who have been developing a dolphin translator may have succeeded in getting …

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The shopping apps you haven't even HEARD of that could save you £1,500 EVERY year

You could save £1,500-a-year on your shopping by using an app [GETTY]<p>Most people haven't. But if you did <b>you could save an incredible £1,500-a-year</b> - …

2 Reasons Red Lobster Is In Big Trouble

Red Lobster has two problems: One big, one small.<p>Red Lobster sales fell 8.8 percent from a year ago in its latest quarter, parent company Darden Restaurants said Friday. The restaurant chain is suffering from price swings in two of its signature offerings: Shrimp and, you guessed it, …

Google-Backed Lending Club Brings Peer-To-Peer Lending To Business Loans

Peer-to-peer lending marketplace Lending Club is announcing a major expansion today into business loans.<p>Lending Club brings together lenders and borrowers who want to cut out banks in the process of investing among peers, has facilitated a total of $3.8 billion in consumer loans, and is growing at …

Goldman Sachs to Tesla: You are not that special - Energy Ticker - MarketWatch

Goldman Sachs to Tesla Motors Inc.: You are worth $200 a share, about 17% below Tuesday’s share price.<p>And Goldman breaks that six-month share price …