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Tattoo-Removal Program Aims To Help City Combat Its High Unemployment Rate

In the city of San Pablo, Calif., officials are tackling startling unemployment rates by giving job-seekers a chance to erase the past. Literally.<p>Removing Barriers is a tattoo-removal program put on in partnership between the City of San Pablo, the San Pablo Economic Development Corporation and New …

Iran’s charm offensive fails to persuade Israel

The warm reception received this week at the United Nations by Iran's newly elected President Hasan Rouhani hasn't made things easy for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.<p>For years, Mr. Netanyahu has warned anyone who will listen about the threats he says are posed by Iran: its support for …

South Asia

The prorogation of the wireless opposition

The Harper government’s launch last week of a publicity campaign promoting its policies on competition and pricing in the wireless telephone industry is suspect for its timing. A spokesperson for Industry Minister James Moore says the campaign – which includes newspaper ads, radio ads and a website …

Canada

Infographic: Building a bridge over the Fraser River

Pacific Northwest

Canadian companies surprise with bullish outlook, see strong growth

Canadian private companies are surprisingly bullish on the growth prospects for the economy over the next 12 months.<p>Preliminary results of a survey conducted last summer by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP of over 350 leaders of privately held companies found that they are forecasting a whopping …

Business (Canada)

Critics fear ripple effect of Massey Tunnel’s removal

People had almost forgotten that Premier Christy Clark talked about replacing the Massey Tunnel.<p>So it was a shock to many when she dropped the news that the province would be spending about $3-billion or so to build a new bridge, remove the existing tunnel, and renovate large sections of the …

Western Canada

Dividend stocks for tapering times

The Federal Reserve has delayed its plan to taper its bond-buying program, but it has by no means cancelled the plan – and that means investors continue to face uncertainty over what to do with dividend stocks.<p>Bank of America equity and quant strategist Savita Subramanian has some ideas. No, she …

Now you can get punched in the face for what you say on Twitter

Well, it had to happen eventually. After countless feuds and millions of nasty comments, someone has finally punched someone else in the face after being disparaged on Twitter.<p>The one-sided melee went down in Washington last night following a performance by comedian Dan Nainan at a comedy club …

Social Media

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What venture capitalists are looking for

Beyond the Rack CEO Yona Shtern says it all comes down to the person or management team behind the business

Never mind gold. India's future hinges on the price of onions

Maybe India's poor should just stop eating. That would be the best solution given the price of onions which, at 100 rupees ($1.60) a kilo, are unaffordable. In the past year, the price of onions has risen by 150 per cent.<p>When I used to walk past a construction site near my home where labourers were …

Dave Nichol, the man who made Loblaws' President’s Choice a household name, dies at 73 http://natpo.st/1eJD9BI via Financial Post

Rocky the musical heading to Broadway – by way of Germany

Boxer and small-time thug Rocky Balboa is returning to his shabby apartment after another day getting beat up in the ring and on the streets of Philadelphia. He talks to his turtles, gazes at his poster of Rocky Marciano, opens a bottle of beer and – well, here's where this scene will no longer be …

American Cities

Culture Days: How artists are getting a lesson in marketing

This weekend, tens of thousands of artists will flood into performance spaces and community centres across the country in an annual three-day festival known as Culture Days designed to teach Canadians about the importance of the arts.<p>But behind the scenes, it's the artists themselves who are …

Royal Winnipeg Ballet

DND braces for new wave of job cuts as Ottawa targets deficit

A new wave of job notices is going out at National Defence Thursday as the department absorbs big spending cuts to help the Conservative government climb out of deficit.<p>The vast majority of the 172 workers who will receive "affected" notices are at Canadian Forces Base Montreal, where 145 positions …

Canada

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Work and the law: your questions answered

Globe Careers employment lawyer Daniel Lublin joined us on Friday, Sept. 27 to answer readers' legal questions.<p>Think you deserve severance? Feel the severance you received falls short? Do feel you've been discriminated at work? Feel your privacy is being breached? Mr. Lublin answered a slew of …

Barrick to push ahead with controversial mine as Chilean court upholds freeze

Barrick Gold Corp. says it intends to proceed with its controversial Pascua-Lama gold mine in South America after Chile's highest court issued a ruling that requires the company to complete a water-management system that must first meet the approval of the country's environment ministry.<p>The ruling …

South America

Russia judge detains Canadian Greenpeace activists for two months

A Russian judge has decided to detain a group of Greenpeace activists, including two Canadians, for two months pending a piracy investigation.<p>The activists were initially detained earlier this month, after attempting to climb onto an Arctic offshore-drilling platform owned by a state-controlled gas …

David Gilmour responds after remarks on female writers spark outrage

University of Toronto visiting literature professor David Gilmour has no interest in teaching books written by women – including Margaret Atwood, Carol Shields and Alice Munro.<p>"When I was given this job I said I would only teach the people that I truly, truly love," Gilmour is quoted as saying on …

David Gilmour

Yes, a nose is growing on this man's forehead

Surgeons in China are growing a new nose on a man’s forehead to replace his original nose after an infection corroded the cartilage, making it impossible for surgeons to fix it.

Mennonites linked to Mexican cartels established cocaine smuggling pipeline near Alberta border: police http://natpo.st/15uvr67