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Parents of Successful Kids Have These 7 Things in Common

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Anybody who has kids — or hopes to — wants them to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things in the professional world.<p>While there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a …

Self-improvement

Canada’s still waiting on that $225 oil

Not too long ago, in 2009, a retired bank economist with a large public following made quite a splash with a book predicting how soaring oil prices would change our lives.<p>By his forecast, oil would hit $225 a barrel by 2012. Instead, it got about halfway to that price and hovered there for a while; …

Fossil Fuels

World risks new financial crisis amid ‘poisonous’ mix, major study warns

<i>These are stories Report on Business is following Monday, Sept. 29, 2014</i>.<p><b>A 'poisonous combination'</b><br>Six years after the onset of the financial crisis, a major new report warns of the threat of another as global debt levels balloon.<p>Citing a "poisonous combination" of slow economic growth and low …

Business (Canada)

The Canadian dollar, oil and 'Canada's Dutch Disease'

<i>These are stories Report on Business is following Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014</i>.<p><b>'Canada's Dutch Disease'</b><br>Canada is showing symptoms of Dutch Disease, a major U.S. bank warns. But help is here, or at least on the way.<p>The issue has been a hot one for Canadian politicians. And many observers have rejected …

The North’s resource boom: Is it prosperity or exploitation?

<i>This is part of</i> The North<i>, a Globe investigation of unprecedented change, to the climate, culture and politics of Canada's last frontier. Join the conversation with</i> #GlobeNorth .<p><i>The Globe's 'Artic Circle' panel of experts and leaders is discussing five key questions about Northern issues. Their</i> …

Canada

The Hidden Ecosystem Of The Walmart Parking Lot

Stick around outside a Walmart long enough and you’ll notice that a lot of people actually live there. In a new series, photographer Nolan Conway documents these parking lot nomads.<p>Pull into a Walmart parking lot late at night and you’ll probably run into a few RVs that didn’t quite make it to …

Free trade: EU frets over US investment talks

<b>The European Commission says it will consult on part of a far-reaching EU-US free trade deal amid concern that hard-won social protections in Europe might be undermined.</b><p>The trade negotiations began last year but now the Commission has launched a three-month public consultation on the proposed …

United Kingdom

Canada must learn from NAFTA legal battles

With a wary eye on Mexico, the drafters of 1994's North American free-trade agreement gave investors a powerful weapon to sue governments.<p>The worry at the time was that Canadian and U.S. investors needed extra tools to protect against discrimination from unfair and opaque laws in Mexico, a country …

Eli Lilly

Canadian consumer debt rises to $25,597, but falls in Toronto and Vancouver

Personal debt levels in Canada continued to rise in the third quarter but two major cities bucked the trend: Toronto and Vancouver.<p>The average Canadian consumer's total debt in the third quarter rose $225 to $27,355, or 0.83 per cent, from the previous quarter, according to the latest analysis of …

Canadian Real Estate

The true costs of suburban sprawl

For many Canadians, the first step in buying a home is to drive out of town. How far they go depends on how much they can afford to pay – it's the "drive till you qualify" syndrome.<p>But are the costs in fact lower?<p>On closer examination, we can see that suburban development imposes economic and …

High unemployment? Blame high home ownership, study says

High levels of home ownership are strongly linked to subsequent rises in unemployment because labor mobility becomes reduced, according to new research.<p>Using data going back to 1950 across all U.S. states except Alaska and Hawaii, Warwick University economics professor Andrew Oswald finds that the …

Home Ownership

Analyst actions: The two telecom stocks that will outperform all others

<i>Inside the Market's roundup of some of Thursday's key analyst actions. Watch for our fresh file on Friday's analyst actions this morning. For breaking analyst actions prior to market open every day, read our Before the Bell morning report.</i><p>Euro Pacific Canada initiated coverage on the Canadian …

Move quickly on environmental monitoring, oil industry urges

A group representing Canada's oil sector is calling on Alberta and the federal government to quickly implement an oil sands environmental monitoring program, saying the energy sector's "social licence" is on the line.<p>The comments come after a native community near the oil sands, Fort McKay First …

Oil Sands

After NSA revelations, BitTorrent tries to capitalize on privacy fears

How torrents work<p>User opens a Web page and clicks on a link for the file he wants.<br>• The user’s BitTorrent software communicates with a set of instructions called a “tracker” to find other computers running BitTorrent that have the complete file (called "seed computers") and those with a portion of …

BitTorrent

Unfortunately, skeptics have reason to doubt official statistics

"Don't tell me you believe those numbers!" she said, practically laughing. "The government is lying to us!"<p>I was a bit taken aback, but I shouldn't have been. The woman in the audience was reacting to my statement that Canadian inflation is currently below the Bank of Canada's 2-per-cent target. …

Economics

Canada has little to fear from unconventional Fed policy: IMF

Reflecting on the fifth anniversary of the financial crisis, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty declared that he is "opposed to quantitative easing, printing money."<p>According to a new paper by the International Monetary Fund, Mr. Flaherty has little to worry about.<p>Ministers such as Mr. Flaherty grumble …

Economics

The Coming Revolution in Public Education

Why the current wave of reforms, with its heavy emphasis on standardized tests, may actually be harming students<p>Defendants in Atlanta's school cheating scandal turn themselves in. (David Goldman/AP)<p>It's always hard to tell for sure exactly when a revolution starts. Is it when a few discontented …

The middle class can't spend its way to prosperity: Mike Moffatt

From Barack Obama to Justin Trudeau, many politicians are promoting a middle class economic vision, where a larger portion of economic growth is …

Mixed reaction

SO Mark Carney's first big moment came today. The Canadian, lured by the British government as the monetary equivalent of Lionel Messi joining …

Advertising’s Big Data Dilemma

The proposed merger of ad industry giants Omnicom and Publicis, forming the world’s largest advertising firm, promises to change the face of Madison Avenue forever.<p>So long, Don Draper. Hello, Hal 9000.<p>It’s understandable why two giants of traditional advertising would pursue such a consolidation — …

How a Virtuous Housing Circle Turned Vicious

As we near the fifth anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis, we should now have the critical distance to distinguish the real causes from the stereotypical villains, namely, Wall Street greed and unfettered competition. The latter culprits are officially blamed in the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act …

"The Taper Is Coming" - What Wall Street Thinks

Back in May, when we coined the term "Taper Tantrum" before the infamous Hilsenrath article was released bringing with it famine, pestilence and a …