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Study recommends Canada remove all trade tariffs to boost economy

After decades of pursuing free-trade deals with other countries, Canada should embrace unilateral disarmament and declare itself a free-trade zone, concludes a new study for the Canadian Council of Chief Executives.<p>Removing all remaining tariffs on goods coming into Canada would generate …

Japan's Last Nuclear Reactor Switched Off For Inspection With No Plans To Restart

Japan went nuclear-free on Monday as it switched off its last operating reactor for an inspection, with no date scheduled for a restart amid strong public hostility to atomic power.<p>Kansai Electric Power took offline the No. 4 reactor at its Oi nuclear plant in the western prefecture of Fukui at …

Christie Blatchford: On the night of his death, Jeffrey Baldwin was heard ‘weeping to himself’ as he ‘waited to die’ http://natpo.st/18qL4vi

A Look At Colorado's Catastrophic Flood, By The Numbers

As more rain continued to pound flood-ravaged Colorado over the weekend and with more expected to fall Monday, officials released damage assessments for the areas deeply affected by the historic and catastrophic flooding that has devastated thousands of square miles of Colorado.<p>Here's a look at the …

Look past the mixed signals: Materials stocks are a buy

The prices of domestic materials stocks suggest the Canadian dollar is overvalued. Global commodity prices imply the loonie is undervalued. For investors, this means it's time to buy materials stocks. Let me explain.<p>Canadian investors are aware of the domestic currency's sensitivity to global …

Lights out for nuclear power?

Japan’s Fukushima disaster and the rise of shale gas have the developed world running from nuclear power<p>The last thing anyone wants to hear regarding …

$300 million, and none for you

Relatives of a 104-year-old heiress are shut out of a will that bequeathed $30 million to a nurse<p><b>Update: NBC News reports via Bill Dedman that the</b> …

These are telomeres, the part of our DNA believed to affect the aging process on a cellular level. Here's how researchers say a healthy lifestyle could make them longer, and potentially increase your lifespan as a result: http://bit.ly/1aOx6v4

Canada Post tests same-day delivery for online buyers

Betting that consumers are willing to pay for instant gratification, Canada Post is teaming up with Wal-Mart Canada Corp., Best Buy Canada Ltd., and Indigo Books & Music Inc. in the first major Canadian rollout of same-day online shopping.<p>The service, being offered starting Tuesday to more than …

Three top stock picks from ScotiaMcLeod’s Nick Majendie

<i>Nick Majendie is a senior portfolio manager at Majendie Wealth Management at ScotiaMcLeod. His focus is on Canadian large caps.</i><p><b>Top Picks:</b><p><b>Bonavista Energy Corp.</b><p>Bonavista's second-quarter production and cash flow were ahead of estimates and we expect that momentum to continue in the second half and …

How a needlessly tough visa has hurt Canada’s relations with Mexico

Mexico's newly-appointed ambassador to Canada used uncharacteristically blunt language to express his frustration over Ottawa's new visa requirement for Mexicans. Ambassador Francisco Suarez told a reporter that Mexico is "really mad" about Canada's apparent inability or unwillingness to resolve …

Teen actor Jaden Smith says we’d be smarter if ‘The World Dropped Out Of School’

Jaden Smith wants his 4.5-million Twitter followers to know that school is uncool.<p>The teen son of actor Will Smith and brother to singer Willow Smith is catching heat for his recent Twitter rant in which he vented about school, education and the pitfalls of modern society. Hell hath no fury like a …

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