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Investors flee emerging markets amid 'dramatic shift in sentiment'

An escalation of the emerging-markets sell-off rippled through global markets on Thursday, shaking confidence in the world economy as investors traded down risk assets.<p>The confluence of weakening emerging-market currencies, slowing growth and sliding commodity prices has capital gushing out of …

Travel Experts Reveal the Best Ways to Save for Vacation

View Gallery<p>20 photos<p>Kichigin / Shutterstock.com<p>Taking a staycation isn’t the only way to save on travel costs this year. Whether you want to hit the …

What will it take for the euro zone to cut Greece loose?

The latest Greek bailout request being debated at the European Union's headquarters in Brussels is yet another chapter in what must surely be the longest-playing national debt drama in modern history.<p>Ironically, the country should never have been allowed to join the euro zone in the first place. …

5 Bad Money Habits You Can Break Today

<i>By Jeff Rose, Credit.com</i><p>Bad habits. They're pesky, aren't they?<p>Every once in awhile I catch myself in a bad habit. They almost seem inevitable. But I'm always determined to squash them as soon as I recognize them. I'm sure you're in the same boat.<p>When it comes to bad financial habits, there are …

Tax time 2015: How to file your tax return online

Canadians who file their taxes online will have a few more options at their fingertips this year, as the Canada Revenue Agency continues to build out …

H&R Block

Carrick best reads: Check your retirement blind spot – taxes

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>Check your retirement blind spot – taxes</b><br>Savings, investments and retirement plans are all taxed differently. Being unfamiliar with the nuances can cost you …

Canadian oil patch layoffs spread to downtown Calgary

ConocoPhillips became the latest major oil company to chop staff numbers to deal with the oil-price crash, and more layoffs in downtown Calgary are likely as the industry digs in for a lengthy downturn.<p>The Canadian unit of the Houston-based oil major told employees on Wednesday that it was reducing …

March 2015 Dividend Watch List Update

Every month for the past couple of years I have spent a few hours putting together this post. You may think that a few hours is long time, but most …

Japanese Scientists Build Artificial Brain Cerebellum In The Laboratory

Japanese researchers say they have used human embryonic stem cells to build a three-dimension structure similar to the part of the brain called the …

Washing Machines

How Silicon Valley is trying to cure ageing

Death has always been considered one of life's only real certainties, but now some of the world's top scientists are challenging the assumption<p>Humanity has long been in search of the mythical Fountain of Youth, from Alexander the Great to knights of the Crusades.<p>But now Silicon Valley scientists …

Stop Procrastinating And Get Sh*t Done With These 15 Tips

We get it. Your to-do list is waging a war against your instinct to put off everything until the last minute, and that Christmas clock just keeps on …

Past and future tense

A FINANCIAL crash in Russia; falling oil prices and a strong dollar; a new gold rush in Silicon Valley and a resurgent American economy; weakness in …

Bearish and bullish event risks for 2015

Greece votes for Syriza party and leaves euro Watch Greek 10-year yields and GREK ETF If parliament fails to elect a new head of state by Dec. 29, …

72 Hours in Tulum

Two hours and a world away from the megaresorts in Cancun, Tulum lures a laid-back breed of beach lover, nature fiend and sun seeker to its casita-dotted shores. Jetsetter.com discovers what makes Tulum tick.<p><b>FRIDAY</b><p>Stepping off the plane in Cancun, take note of the beautiful people and their yoga …

Riviera Maya

Business Live: 10 November 2014 - BBC News

Live Reporting<p>That CBI conference kept us entertained. All three party leaders and the Archbishop of York. Impressive. It's over now and so is today's Business Live. Back tomorrow at 06.00 as ever. See ya.<p>BBC<p>tweets: "Some say this is picture of economic failure. I'm in Hamburg for News at Ten to …

Great Britain

A Point Of View: Why capitalism hasn't triumphed

<b>Capitalism may seem like "survival of the fittest", but it could be halted or reversed by politics or the random flux of human events, says John Gray.</b><p>In boardrooms, banks and governments the belief has taken root that the advance of capitalism is irreversible. The market-based system that developed …

Laissez-Faire

Why China’s slowdown is taking a heavy toll on Canada

If beaten up Canadian investors are looking to assign blame for the bruising suffered by their portfolios of late, they could do worse than point an accusatory finger at China. The resource super-cycle that drove valuations so much higher over the last decade is now hobbling along at a snail's pace …

The world’s biggest economic problem

THE world economy is not in good shape. The news from America and Britain has been reasonably positive, but Japan’s economy is struggling and China’s …

Winners and losers

IN EARLY October the IMF looked at what might happen to the world economy if conflict in Iraq caused an oil-price shock. Fighters from Islamic State …

As Dwindling Monarch Butterflies Make Their Migration, Feds Try to Save Them

"Catastrophic drop" in pollinator's numbers this year means that species is "going to need all the help we can give it."<p>CAPE MAY POINT, New Jersey—Two years ago migrating monarch butterflies transformed the lush gardens of Cape May Point into a series of "giant orange snowglobes." That's how Mark …

Why you should choose what is easy to do (and likely to make a difference)

<i>Excerpted with permission of the publisher, Wiley, from</i> Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative <i>by Scott Eblin. Copyright 2014 by Scott Eblin.</i><p>In almost 15 years of leadership coaching and education, I've learned a lot about what works and what doesn't work when it comes to making …

Collapse in oil prices could slam Canada’s resource provinces

<i>These are stories Report on Business is following Friday, Oct. 10, 2014</i>.<p><b>The impact of plunging oil</b><br>Slumping crude prices won't only affect Canada's oil companies, but also the provinces they call home.<p>BMO Nesbitt Burns has calculated the cost to Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador …

10 Choices You Won’t Regret In 10 Years. Can We All Agree To Start Doing #4 Now?

Marc and Angel Chernoff are two inspirational writers, life hackers, and authors of <i>1000 Little Things Happy Successful People Do Differently</i>. Here’s …

Fighting FOMO: 4 Questions That Will Crush the Fear of Missing Out | The Art of Manliness

<i>FOMO.</i><p>It’s an acronym of recent coinage which stands for the Fear of Missing Out.<p>The inherent cutesy-ness of acronyms has a tendency to make me roll …

Have Your Say: How can we help friends and loved ones with depression?

<i>Craig and Marc Kielburger founded Free The Children and Me to We. Their biweekly Brain Storm column taps experts and readers for solutions to social issues.</i><p>One of the strongest people we know stood on the We Day stage in Vancouver recently and told a stadium packed with people that she had suffered …

Federal departments duel over economic status of Canada’s middle class | The Star

But they also warn that “high levels of household indebtedness and the fact that a significant portion of middle-income families spend more than they …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …