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    $18.7 Billion Deal Clears Path for BP to Close Books on Gulf Spill

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    Intel Management Changes: Renee James, Arvind Sodhani to Leave

    Chip maker giant Intel announced major management changes today in a message to employees. The company’s CEO Brian Krzanich said that Intel president Renee James... Read more

  • A PayPal sign at the LeWeb expo in Paris, on Dec. 5, 2012. (Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images)

    Xoom Acquired by PayPal, Creating Western Union Competitor

    Online payment giant PayPal will acquire Xoom Corporation, which helps people transfer money digitally to countries in South America and Asia, for $890 million with cash... Read more

  • Robert Johnson of the Institute of New Economic Thinking spoke to the Epoch Times about issues ranging from American income inequality to Chinese fish farms. (EpochTimes)

    Robert Johnson Says China Becoming Part of the International Reserve Currency SDR ‘Long Overdue’

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    Half of Corporate Networks ‘Targeted Continuously’ by Hackers: IT Professionals

    Many cyberattacks go unreported, and the number of attacks on corporations is much higher than what makes headlines. This is the conclusion of a new... Read more

  • Governor of the Bank of Canada Stephen Poloz at a news conference after releasing the Bank's biannual Financial System Review in Ottawa on June 11, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Fred Chartrand)

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  • Game theory has a fascinating connection with poker. (iStock)

    Economic Theories That Have Changed Us: Game Theory

    Welcome to our series on economic theories that are changing the way we think. Today, Partha Gangopadhyay explains game theory. Notwithstanding lingering discontent, faint murmurs... Read more

  • In this April 30, 2015, photo, Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla delivers his budget address for the next fiscal year at the Capitol building in San Juan. Puerto Rico's governor believes the U.S. territory's $72 billion public debt is unpayable, his spokesman confirmed late Sunday, June 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

    Puerto Rico Governor Says Island Can’t Pay Its Public Debt

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    Read Less, Think More, and Then Act!

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  • A man walks past a graffiti made by street artist N_Grams  that  read ''NO'' in German but also ''YES, IN'' in Greek language in Athens, on Sunday, June 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Greece Imposes Capital Controls, Banks to Remain Shut

    ATHENS, Greece—Greece’s five-year financial crisis took its most dramatic turn to date Sunday, June 28, with the prime minister announcing that Greek banks would remain... Read more

  • The shadow of Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem is cast on a wall as Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras waits to greets him during their meeting in Athens, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015.  (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, Pool)

    Stocks End Mostly Lower as Greece Debt Deadline Approaches

    NEW YORK—Stocks had a mixed day Friday, as investors waited for negotiators to finish their work on a solution to Greece’s debt problems. Chinese stocks... Read more

  • A Chinese stock investor checks share prices at a securities firm in Fuyang, in China's Anhui province on June 19, 2015. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Learn About Margin Calls as Stocks Drop Most Since 2007

    Many people thought China’s stock market would be a one-way street straight up to trader heaven with free money for everyone. One farmer recently said that... Read more

  • pples are displayed with a "good" rating at a Whole Foods market on October 15, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    How to Avoid Getting Overcharged at Whole Foods and Elsewhere

    After news broke that the popular grocery chain, Whole Foods had been overcharging its customers in New York City by overstating the weight of its... Read more

  • Google software engineer Amanda Camp on a climbing wall at the Google office in Kirkland, Washington, on Oct. 28, 2009.(Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

    Don’t Like Your Job? Consider Working for One of these Top-Rated Companies

    For many people nine-to-five is not easy. For most people seven-to-midnight is even worse. But usually it’s not the hours but the company you work for... Read more

  • In this April 2, 2015, photo, a crowd gathers for a huge 15-county job fair at The Colonnade in Ringgold, Ga. (Dan Henry/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

    Applications for US Jobless Aid Rise to Still-Low 271,000

    WASHINGTON—The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid rose slightly last week, but remained at a historically low level that signals an improving job market... Read more

  • 2014 Mistubishi Outlander Premium package. (Mitsubishi)

    Mitsubishi Recalls 460K Cars; 5 Hurt When Air Bags Hit Visor

    DETROIT—Mitsubishi is recalling about 460,000 cars because the air bags can push sun visors into passengers and cause injuries in a crash. The recall covers... Read more

  • Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice, La. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    $18.7 Billion Deal Clears Path for BP to Close Books on Gulf Spill

    NEW ORLEANS—Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agreed Thursday, July 2, to provide billions of dollars... Read more

  • Intel

    Intel Management Changes: Renee James, Arvind Sodhani to Leave

    Chip maker giant Intel announced major management changes today in a message to employees. The company’s CEO Brian Krzanich said that Intel president Renee James... Read more

  • A PayPal sign at the LeWeb expo in Paris, on Dec. 5, 2012. (Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images)

    Xoom Acquired by PayPal, Creating Western Union Competitor

    Online payment giant PayPal will acquire Xoom Corporation, which helps people transfer money digitally to countries in South America and Asia, for $890 million with cash... Read more

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    Half of Corporate Networks ‘Targeted Continuously’ by Hackers: IT Professionals

    Many cyberattacks go unreported, and the number of attacks on corporations is much higher than what makes headlines. This is the conclusion of a new... Read more

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    Business professionals have too many books to read. Google estimated in 2010 (before the self-publishing boom) that 129,864,880 titles are in existence. Amazon currently carries... Read more

  • pples are displayed with a "good" rating at a Whole Foods market on October 15, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    How to Avoid Getting Overcharged at Whole Foods and Elsewhere

    After news broke that the popular grocery chain, Whole Foods had been overcharging its customers in New York City by overstating the weight of its... Read more

  • Google software engineer Amanda Camp on a climbing wall at the Google office in Kirkland, Washington, on Oct. 28, 2009.(Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

    Don’t Like Your Job? Consider Working for One of these Top-Rated Companies

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  • 2014 Mistubishi Outlander Premium package. (Mitsubishi)

    Mitsubishi Recalls 460K Cars; 5 Hurt When Air Bags Hit Visor

    DETROIT—Mitsubishi is recalling about 460,000 cars because the air bags can push sun visors into passengers and cause injuries in a crash. The recall covers... Read more

  • Malaysia Palm Oil

    Efforts to Produce Palm Oil Sustainably Are Actually Profitable for Businesses, Study Finds

    Palm oil is used to make many of the products we commonly use and consume: margarine, ice cream, lipstick, shampoo, washing detergent—just to name a... Read more

  • FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2014 file photo, store employees clap balloons together as IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, opens the doors to its first Miami-Dade store to customers in Sweetwater, Fla. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)

    IKEA Raises Minimum Wage for US Workers Second Year in a Row

    NEW YORK — IKEA’s U.S. division is raising the minimum wage for the second year in a row as the Swedish ready-to-assemble furniture chain looks... Read more

  • FILE - This July 1, 2012 file photo shows the Ford logo on a vehicle at a Ford dealership in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

    Ford Jumps Into the Car-Sharing Pool With Pilot Program

    NEW YORK—Ford is following the ride-sharing craze, launching its own pilot program in six U.S. cities and in London. Under the program, customers who finance... Read more

  • This product image provided by Amazon shows the Kindle Paperwhite e-reader. (Amazon via AP)

    Amazon Changes Rules for Some Publishing Royalties

    NEW YORK—Amazon is adjusting its royalty payments for writers who publish with its Kindle Direct Publishing platform to encourage addictive page turners. The e-commerce retailer... Read more

  • This product image provided by Shuddle shows screens from ShuddleMe. (Shuddle via AP)

    Ride-Hailing Apps Get Kids Around Town When Parents Are Busy

    SAN FRANCISCO—Sacha Simmons used to dread taking a taxi to her high school or someplace else to hang out with her teenage friends when her... Read more

  • Are Uber drivers employees or just contractors? (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

    Uber Drivers Stuck in Legal Limbo as US Labor Laws Fail to Keep Up

    Uber’s arm’s-length relationship with its drivers just got a bit closer after the California Labor Commission ruled that one of the ride-hailing company’s motorists in... Read more

  • Taylor Swift poses in the press room with the awards for top Billboard 200 album for “1989”, top female artist, chart achievement, top artist, top Billboard 200 artist, top hot 100 artist, top digital song artist, and top streaming song (video) for “Shake It Off” at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Eric Jamison/AP)

    Apple Changes Tune on Royalties After Swift Complains

    PALO ALTO, Calif.—Taylor Swift has Apple changing its tune. Hours after the pop superstar criticized the giant tech company in an open letter posted online,... Read more

  • The Dodge logo on a Ram pickup truck at a dealership in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., on July 27, 2006. Fiat Chrysler is recalling about 67,000 model year 2006 and 2007 pickups because of a problem that could prevent the cars from starting, or cause them to move when the ignition key is turned. The company is recalling Dodge Dakota, Dodge Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 and Mitsubishi Raider pickups that were made between July 2005 and June 2006. Nearly 55,000 of them are in the U.S. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    US Investigates Brake Problems in 2013 Dodge Dart Compacts

    DETROIT—U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints of braking problems with Dodge Dart compact cars. The probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers about... Read more

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    She Had a Horrible Boss. Her Revenge: Build a New Way to Job Hunt

    It was the night of Superstorm Sandy, and a broken construction crane was one strong gust away from threatening the safety of anyone on 57th Street... Read more

  • A Garuda Indonesia flight attendant helps a passenger during a flight from Padang to Jakarta in this file photo. (Adek BerryAFP/Getty Images)

    Asian Airlines Have Cleanest Lavatories and Best Cabin Crews

    Most Airlines could learn a thing or two about customer satisfaction from their Asian counterparts. In the SkyTrax 2015 World Airline Awards, Asia-based carriers occupied every... Read more

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    Can Amazon Fix the Problem of Fake Online Reviews?

    If an online review system can be perfected, Amazon vows to get there first.  The e-commerce company is rolling out a series of changes to... Read more

  • A person uses a laptop computer showing Youtube's logo on March 27, 2014 in Istanbul. (OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

    YouTube Is Going Into the News Business

    As a platform, YouTube has long been a clearinghouse for raw, newsworthy footage from around the world, from grainy shots of protests during the Arab... Read more

  • Robert Johnson of the Institute of New Economic Thinking spoke to the Epoch Times about issues ranging from American income inequality to Chinese fish farms. (EpochTimes)

    Robert Johnson Says China Becoming Part of the International Reserve Currency SDR ‘Long Overdue’

    On the surface, Robert Johnson’s career looks like the stereotypical case of somebody who has made it in finance. Educated at the country’s elite schools... Read more

  • Governor of the Bank of Canada Stephen Poloz at a news conference after releasing the Bank's biannual Financial System Review in Ottawa on June 11, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Fred Chartrand)

    Canadian Household Leverage, Credit Growth Slowly Easing

    As far as the high level of Canadian household debt goes, the Bank of Canada’s surprise rate cut on Jan. 21 is looking like one... Read more

  • Game theory has a fascinating connection with poker. (iStock)

    Economic Theories That Have Changed Us: Game Theory

    Welcome to our series on economic theories that are changing the way we think. Today, Partha Gangopadhyay explains game theory. Notwithstanding lingering discontent, faint murmurs... Read more

  • In this April 30, 2015, photo, Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla delivers his budget address for the next fiscal year at the Capitol building in San Juan. Puerto Rico's governor believes the U.S. territory's $72 billion public debt is unpayable, his spokesman confirmed late Sunday, June 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

    Puerto Rico Governor Says Island Can’t Pay Its Public Debt

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—The governor warned that Puerto Rico can’t pay its $72 billion public debt on the eve of a private Monday meeting with... Read more

  • A man walks past a graffiti made by street artist N_Grams  that  read ''NO'' in German but also ''YES, IN'' in Greek language in Athens, on Sunday, June 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Greece Imposes Capital Controls, Banks to Remain Shut

    ATHENS, Greece—Greece’s five-year financial crisis took its most dramatic turn to date Sunday, June 28, with the prime minister announcing that Greek banks would remain... Read more

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    Stocks End Mostly Lower as Greece Debt Deadline Approaches

    NEW YORK—Stocks had a mixed day Friday, as investors waited for negotiators to finish their work on a solution to Greece’s debt problems. Chinese stocks... Read more

  • In this April 2, 2015, photo, a crowd gathers for a huge 15-county job fair at The Colonnade in Ringgold, Ga. (Dan Henry/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

    Applications for US Jobless Aid Rise to Still-Low 271,000

    WASHINGTON—The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid rose slightly last week, but remained at a historically low level that signals an improving job market... Read more

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    Economic Theories That Have Changed Us: Efficient Markets and Behavioural Finance

    Whether you realised it or not, if you’ve ever invested in the stock of a company, or have mutual funds in your superannuation, you’ve taken... Read more

  • Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras listens to visiting Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann in Athens, Greece, on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Athens must pay 1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion) off its debts at the end of the month to avoid a possible default and secure its cherished place among the 19 countries using the euro single currency.(AP/Yorgos Karahalis)

    Greece, Creditors at Loggerheads as Debt Deadline Looms

    BRUSSELS— Greece and its international creditors remained at loggerheads Thursday over reform measures that Athens must introduce to unlock billions of euros in loans and... Read more

  • Afternoon rush hour traffic heads out of  town Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Stronger Economy, Cheap Gas Expected to Spur Holiday Travel

    NEW YORK—A stronger economy, rising consumer confidence and cheap gasoline will likely have Americans traveling in big numbers this Independence Day. An estimated 41.9 million... Read more

  • A man waves a EU flag as pro-Euro protesters take part in a rally in front of the Parliament on June 22.  2015 in Athens, Greece. (Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

    As Tensions Rise, Here Is a Middle Ground Proposal for Greece

    Figuratively, Greece and its creditors have been playing pingpong for the last couple days. Send a proposal here, send a counterproposal there. Ping. Pong. The most... Read more

  • A Boeing employee works on the tail of a Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental June 13, 2012 at the Boeing Factory in Everett, Washington. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

    Recent Economic Data Has Been Bleak But There Is Hope for Q2 GDP

    After the shocking decline of 0.7 percent in GDP for the first quarter of 2015, all hopes have been pinned on the summer. However, things... Read more

  • Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang (L) and Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras take part in a joint press conference at the Maximos Mansion in Athens after a meeting, on June 19, 2014. (Louisa GouliamakiAFP/Getty Images)

    China and Greece Show Not All Debt Is Created Equal

    If Greece was China, debt would not be an issue. Both countries have a total debt load several times of GDP and only Greece keeps tinkering... Read more

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    World Stock Markets Rise on Greece Optimism, China Data

    BEIJING— Global stocks rose Tuesday on optimism over Greek debt talks and signs of stabilization in China’s manufacturing industries. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX rose 1.1... Read more

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    If You Think the Chinese Economy Is Crashing, The New China Beige Book Report Will Change Your Mind

    Ever since China missed its first quarter GDP target, the China bears have come out in full force. They said years of overspending and over... Read more

  • The national flag of Greece and the flag of the European Union fly above a government building ahead of the general election on Sunday on January 23, 2015 in Athens, Greece. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

    As Tensions Rise in Greece, the Country Has One More Ace up Its Sleeve

    The situation in Greece and Europe doesn’t exactly look pretty. Negotiation positions are entrenched, but more importantly, Greek banks are running out of money and... Read more

  • Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses MP's at the Greek Parliament in Athens on Feb. 5. Tsipras tried but failed in an April 8 visit to Moscow to get Russia to provide loans that would help Greece out of its economic crisis. (LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Russia Willing to Consider Loans to Greece

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia— Russia is willing to consider giving financial aid to Greece, President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said Friday ahead of talks between the leaders... Read more

  • Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis speaks during a media conference after a meeting of eurogroup finance ministers at the European Council building in Luxembourg on Thursday, June 18, 2015.  (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    Eurozone Leaders to Hold Emergency Summit on Greece

    LUXEMBOURG—The eurozone’s 19 leaders have been summoned to an emergency summit next week after talks about Greece’s bailout ended in acrimony on Thursday, intensifying fears... Read more

  • WASHINGTON - MARCH 2: An uncut sheet of the redesigned $10 bill is seen after a news conference to commemorate the first day of circulation of the new notes at the National Archives March 2, 2006 in Washington, DC. The new $10 note is the latest issue in the new series of U.S. currency, with features including color-shifting ink, watermark and security thread which are easy to check by naked eye. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Which Woman Should Appear on $10 Bill? Lew Will Weigh Ideas

    WASHINGTON—Harriet Tubman? Eleanor Roosevelt? Rosa Parks? Speculation is rising over which American woman will be chosen to grace the $10 bill, which has featured Alexander... Read more

  • Chinese overseas investment since 2005. (Heritage Foundation)

    This Is What Chinese Overseas Investments Look Like in 2 Charts

    Chinese are big on investment—the world knows that. They like building bridges, airports, factories, trains, residential real estate, pretty much everything. That’s why investment still... Read more

  • A Chinese stock investor checks share prices at a securities firm in Fuyang, in China's Anhui province on June 19, 2015. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Learn About Margin Calls as Stocks Drop Most Since 2007

    Many people thought China’s stock market would be a one-way street straight up to trader heaven with free money for everyone. One farmer recently said that... Read more

  • Robert Almirall, director of marketing and special assets coordinator for Mederos & Associates Real Estate Inc., puts up a sign in front of a home in the Shenandoah neighborhood of Miami.

    Why Home Sales Are Finally Surging

    WASHINGTON—Real estate has gotten hot again. Home sales are on pace for their best year since 2007. First-time buyers are streaming back into the market... Read more

  • A farmer checks on July 15, 2014 damage on a banana plantation outside the Ivorian town of Dabou, 60 kms west of Abidjan. (Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Common Banana Is in Danger of Being Wiped Out

    We love to eat bananas. The nutritious, easy-to-peel fruit is the most widely consumed fruit in America and has become a staple of the Western diet,... Read more

  • Trader working on the floor of the New  York Stock Exchange during the frantic days of the Lehman crisis in on Oct. 13, 2008. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Grant Williams Says Source of Next Financial Crisis Impossible to Anticipate

    Grant Williams has seen it all. The collapse of Japanese real estate and equity markets when he started his career in Tokyo in the late... Read more

  • People walk past a store on June 16, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    The Marketing Corner: Retaining Consumer Engagement

    Big box retailers tend to refer to themselves as “always on.” Today, this aptly describes consumers too. Consumers are addressable via a variety of devices... Read more

  • Okami Yuji replaces advertisements inside a subway train May 15 in Tokyo. Selecting the right marketing platform and the right pricing structure make a huge difference in determining the success of a campaign. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

    The Marketing Corner: Influencing Purchase Behavior

    Although the media landscape continues to splinter, one fact remains the same. When it comes to influencing consumers to buy, consumers still rely on word... Read more

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    Minting Millionaires: Nearly a Million Joined Club Last Year

    NEW YORK—Want to be a millionaire? Move to India. The number of millionaires in the country rose 26 percent last year, the biggest percentage gain... Read more

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    Why Organizations of the Future Will Look Like Ant Colonies and Clouds

    What do weather patterns, cities, and ecosystems have in common? And what lessons can they offer to companies and their leaders? As part of “#LeadTheFuture,”... Read more

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    This Bouquet Company Just Cut Flower Delivery Costs in Half

    My mother lives in China and I only see her once a year during Chinese New Year when we have our family vacation. For all... Read more

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    Friend, Fan, or Follower on Social Media, We Are Still Just Human

    The age of social media has changed the ways people communicate, both inside organizations, and between companies and their customers. Ted Rubin is a leading... Read more

  • In this Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 photo, Myles Griffin, 74, poses for a photograph in front of his home in Philadelphia. Griffin has lived with his wife for 40 years in their three-bedroom row home and after retiring three years ago, the couple signed up for a reverse mortgage in May. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    US Regulators Warn: Ads for Reverse Mortgages Can Mislead

    WASHINGTON—We’ve seen the TV ad pitches from celebrities like “The Fonz” Henry Winkler and actor and ex-senator Fred Thompson, touting the benefits of reverse mortgages... Read more

  • A man arrives for the Inside Bitcoins conference and trade show in New York, April 7, 2014. Simon Fraser University has started accepting Bitcoin at all of its bookstores, in what’s believed to be a first for post-secondary institutions in Canada. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Top NY Regulator Issues Final Rules for Bitcoin Licenses

    WASHINGTON — New York state’s chief financial regulator has issued final rules for companies dealing in bitcoin, adding more oversight to the virtual currency that... Read more

  • Former White House economist Nouriel Roubini at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Perth, Australia, on October 25, 2011. (TONY ASHBY/AFP/Getty Images)

    Nouriel Roubini Is Afraid of These Dangerous Side Effects of Central Bank Policy

    Nouriel Roubini, Bill Clinton’s former senior economist, and a current NYU professor for economics is a bit of a wild card. His influences include mostly leftist... Read more

  • In this file photo, gold money clips in the shape of U.S. dollar symbols are displayed for sale February 20, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)

    Europe Was First, Now a US State Wants Control Over Its Gold

    After the latest European country (Austria) announced it would ship some of its gold back from the Bank of England to Vienna, New York likely thought... Read more

  • The Marketing Corner: A Plethora of Video Opportunities in Television

    Consumers are avid viewers of video and are tuning in to watch a variety of video programming at a shocking rate. Video has also taken... Read more

  • This photo taken on May 14, 2015 shows a construction worker resting near a building in the new Yujiapu financial district, in Tianjin, in northern China. The massive government project, sometimes described as China's answer to Manhattan, incorporates dozens of skyscrapers and is being built in the hope of becoming one of the world's largest financial centers. But a slowdown in growth in China's economy has raised doubts about the viability of such large scale projects, and some reports have described the district as a "ghost town". (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

    Lombard Street Chief Economist Says Chinese Economy Actually Contracted in First Quarter

    Diana Choyleva has covered China for Lombard Street Research pretty much since she left university more than a decade ago. Lombard had successfully predicted the Asian financial... Read more

  • A Swiss gold coin at Numis International Inc. in Millbrae, Calif., Nov. 5, 2014 .  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Another Country Wants to Have Its Gold Reserves Closer to Home, Away From England and the US

    The problem with gold is that it is hard to store and ship. So economies of scale make sense: You keep a lot of gold... Read more

  • U.S. Attorney Kelly T. Currie of the Eastern District of New York, at podium, talks about an indictment against nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives for racketeering, conspiracy and corruption at a news conference, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    FIFA Probe Shines Light on Middle-Man Sports Marketing Firms

    NEW YORK — The U.S. Justice Department’s targeting of FIFA, soccer’s global governing body, has put a spotlight on the powerful role that marketing firms... Read more

  • Paul Singer speaks onstage during The New York Times DealBook Conference at One World Trade Center on Dec. 11, 2014 in New York City. (Thos Robinson/Getty Images for New York Times)

    This Billionaire Thinks Bonds Are Just as Worthless as Subprime

    Fixed income debt instruments, including bonds, are the backbone of the financial system. It becomes a big problem if, and when, they are worthless. Billionaire... Read more

  • In this Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 photo, a shopper chooses dairy products as the shelf selling butter, right, is almost empty at a supermarket in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    Japan Is Running Out of Butter to Feed Its Butter Obsession

    Anticipating a butter shortage of 7,100 metric tons this fiscal year, Japanese authorities announced on Wednesday that it will be importing 10,000 metric tons of... Read more

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    Renaissance on Russian Hill 1269 Vallejo St San Francisco

    San Francisco is a city in transition, and the three-story, fully reinvented stunner at 1269 Vallejo Street stands testament to this fact, having its feet... Read more

  • 150 Redpath will rise 38 storeys and offer amenities such as a fitness facility, a games room lounge with golf simulator, a bar equipped with taps, a pool, a secluded fire pit retreat, a party room, a spa, and an on-site 24-hour diner.

    150 and 155 Redpath: New Condominium Projects in Toronto’s Yonge/Eglinton Area

    Capital Developments and Freed Developments are changing the Yonge/Eglinton skyline in Toronto one magnificent condominium building at a time. Their unique Art Shoppe Lofts +... Read more

  • Award-winning broker Ken Yeung says real estate in Toronto is relatively cheap per square foot compared to other international cities like Beijing, New York, and Vancouver. (Courtesy of Ken Yeung)

    Toronto’s Condo Market a Profitable Investment, Says Leading Broker

    Ken Yeung has been an active broker in real estate for 14 years, focussing for the past 10 years on new investment properties in Toronto... Read more

  • At full build-out, Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts will include two condo towers (the two buildings on the right) and a pair of office buildings, plus a 150,000-square-foot Creative Industries Hub housing arts organizations like Artscape. (Courtesy of Daniels Corp.)

    Daniels Waterfront Will Be a Destination Day and Night

    Before they were demolished earlier this year, The Guvernment and Kool Haus were among the city’s more popular destinations for nighttime entertainment. The development that... Read more

  • Rendering of CentreCourt Developments’ Grid Condos, a high-rise residential condominium project located at the corner of Dundas and Jarvis in downtown Toronto next to Ryerson University’s urban campus. It is also near other institutions such as St. Michael’s teaching hospital, George Brown College, Canada’s National Ballet School. The Dundas streetcar stops at Grid’s doorstep, and the Yonge subway is just steps away. (Courtesy CentreCourt Developments)

    Grid Condos: East Is Where It’s At

    TORONTO—Shamez Virani, senior VP of CentreCourt Developments, has a passionate perspective on downtown Toronto’s burgeoning east development, with good news for investors. CentreCourt is the... Read more

  • Rendering of Vida Condos at Bayview Village In North York, Toronto, a new pre-construction condo project by Castle Group Developments located close to the subway, Bayview Village Mall, and Loblaws supermarket, with easy Access to Hwy. 401. Nearby parks include Rean Park, Hawksbury Park, and Bessarion Parkette. (Castle Group Developments)

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  • Rendering of CentreCourt Developments’ Grid Condos, a high-rise residential condominium project located at the corner of Dundas and Jarvis in downtown Toronto next to Ryerson University’s campus. (Courtesy CentreCourt Developments)

    Grid Condos ‘Designed With the Student in Mind’

    CentreCourt Developments’ Grid Condos is a high-rise residential condominium project located at the corner of Dundas and Jarvis in downtown Toronto. It’s right next to... Read more

  • Rendering of Monarch's Birkdale, three-storey townhomes at Ellesmere Road and Midland Avenue, a central location just minutes away from all of Toronto's amenities. (Courtesy of Andrew Brethour)

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    Andrew Brethour has been a major force in the sale of new construction real estate for more than 50 years. His company, PMA Brethour, originally... Read more

  • Rendering of The Bond, a 42-storey condo currently under construction on Adelaide Street just west of John Street in Toronto. (Courtesy of Lifetime Developments)

    The Bond Has Places for Families to Grow

    The demography of the Toronto Entertainment District has morphed a fair bit since Brian Brown started developing condo projects in the area in the mid-2000s... Read more

  • Rendering of Casa II, a 56-storey building designed by Peter Clewes of architectsAlliance that is the second tower in Cresford’s Charles Street condo community. (Courtesy of Cresford Developments)

    Casa II Penthouses Satisfy Demand for Larger Condos

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  • Rendering of the St. Clair at Yonge by Barclay Grayson. (Courtesy Baker Real Estate)

    How Real Estate Has Changed in Toronto and the GTA between 2000 and 2015

    Baker Real Estate has been selling new construction condominiums, townhomes, and resorts since 1993; they have been one of the largest players in the new... Read more

  • Lenders schedule of removing bad credit for consumers (Courtesy of Alicia Zhao)

    Real Estate Q&A with Alicia part 9

    Q: I had my past home foreclosed six years ago. Now the foreclosure record no longer shows on my credit report. Can I get a... Read more

  • Rendering of Art Shoppe Condos + Lofts to be built in Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton area. The property will consist of two towers with both sharing a common base. Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld is designing the The Art Shoppe’s lobbies. (Courtesy Freed Developments/CD Capital)

    A New Height in Fashionable Living: Art Shoppe Condos

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  • International Home Marketing Group has launched sales for the first phase at The Ravine, a master-planned community in North York that’s nestled amid acres of parkland. The first phase will be a 29-storey glass tower with 331 suites. (Courtesy of IHMG)

    International Home Marketing Group Readies for a ‘More Normal’ Market

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  • Real Estate Q&A with Alicia #8

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  • Rendering of Mirvish+Gehry Toronto, which consists of two towers—one 92 storeys, the other 82—with 1,950 residential units. The base will have an art gallery housing the Mirvish Collection and an OCAD University facility. (Courtesy of Projectcore)

    Projectcore Readies to Launch Revamped Mirvish+Gehry Toronto

    It’s taken a while to get to this point, with some bumps along the way, but developer Peter Kofman is satisfied that the reworked plan... Read more

  • 663 Marina Blvd. San Francisco (Chris L Photo for Epoch Times)

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  • Alicia Zhao, Personal Mortgage Consultant

    Real Estate Q&A with Alicia

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  • Rendering of Mizrahi Developments’ The One shows the 80-storey mixed-use building towering over everything else on the Toronto skyline. The skyscraper will be taller than the 72-storey First Canadian Place, currently the tallest building in the city. (Mizrahi Developments)

    Mizrahi Developments’ Audacious Plan for ‘The One’

    Mizrahi Developments vice-president Mahdi Tajbakhsh knew his boutique firm would attract attention when it unveiled plans earlier this year to construct the tallest building in... Read more

  • Rendering of Empire Communities' Eau Du Soleil Condominiums at 183 Lake Shore Blvd., Toronto’s ultimate waterfront address, with endless city and lake views, luxurious suite designs and inspired resort-style amenities. (Empire)

    Empire’s Optimistic Re-branding Focused on the Future

    Earlier this year, Empire Communities announced it had undergone a rebranding, marking 22 years in the homebuilding business while repositioning itself for a prosperous future... Read more


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