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Paying off student debt: eight ways to squash it quickly

Thursday  15:40,   21 june 2018
macleans.ca

Paying off student debt: eight ways to squash it quicklyIt’s no secret that tuition rates and other university-related costs have risen steadily in the past several years. In fact, students living at home spent an average of $9,300 per year on their [...]

Suzy Welch: This huge interview mistake ruined my chances of getting the job

Thursday  11:07,   21 june 2018
cnbc

There is a fine line between being relaxed and too relaxed in an interview, says bestselling management author Suzy Welch.In fact, she says, it was this common mistake that cost her a job in 1981, when she was a recent Harvard University[...]

Former Air Canada Employees Allege Harassment Culture, Intimidation

Thursday  10:05,   21 june 2018
huffingtonpost.ca

Pushed up against a wall. Targeted by threats and intimidation. Spit in the face. This was part of the employment experience according to some former Air Canada employees, many of whom worked for the airline for years. But when they denounced their [...]

Google paid a 7-year-old $40,000 for her dinosaur drawing

Thursday  05:31,   21 june 2018
gobankingrates

Here's how a power outage led to money for college.Faced with hours of being trapped indoors with no electronic entertainment, she was inspired by her mom’s spontaneous suggestion to enter the annual Doodle 4 Google contest, and the little girl[...]

China just handed the world a 111-million-ton trash problem

Thursday  04:30,   21 june 2018
msn

The world’s biggest waste importer is no longer buying. So where’s all that trash going to go?Now they know. By 2030, an estimated 111 million metric tons of used plastic will need to be buried or recycled somewhere else—or not manufactured at all.[...]

Marijuana Stocks Surge as Canadian Senate Approves Legal Pot

Thursday  00:36,   21 june 2018
msn

Canadian pot stocks surged Wednesday after a bill to legalize recreational marijuana passed one of the last major hurdles in the country’s parliament. The Senate approved a bill from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to legalize cannabis,[...]

What trade war? FAANGs scale new highs

Thursday  00:28,   21 june 2018
reuters

What trade war? FAANGs scale new highsThe five heavyweight stocks also powered the Nasdaq Composite (.IXIC) to a record high and helped the broader S&P 500 (.SPX) shrug off concerns over tariffs between the United States and[...]

Stocks finish mostly higher as tech and media companies lead

Thursday  00:26,   21 june 2018
msn

U.S. stocks rose Wednesday as investors bet that technology companies and small, domestically-focused firms will continue to do well even if the trade dispute between the U.S. and China gets worse. Media companies jumped after Disney reached a new[...]

Canada welcomes U.S. comments on its steel not posing a threat

Thursday  00:20,   21 june 2018
reuters

Canada welcomes comments that U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made on Wednesday to the effect that Canadian steel does not pose a direct security threat, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters. The U.S. administration last[...]

Carmakers seen wasting billions on electric, autonomous vehicles

Wednesday  19:32,   20 june 2018
msn

Automakers are in a pickle. If they don’t invest in electric cars and self-driving technology, investors shun them. If they do, they risk burning billions of dollars on cars that won’t make money, according to a new study from consulting firm[...]

Walmart says use of former store to detain kids is 'disturbing'

Wednesday  19:32,   20 june 2018
msn

Walmart Inc. stepped into the debate over the U.S. detention of migrant children -- and their forced separation from parents -- by criticizing the practice as “disturbing” in a tweet. “We had no idea our former store would be used for such a[...]

Marijuana stocks surge as Canadian Senate approves legal pot

Wednesday  19:31,   20 june 2018
msn

Canadian pot stocks surged Wednesday after a bill to legalize recreational marijuana passed one of the last major hurdles in the country’s parliament. The Senate approved a bill from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to legalize cannabis,[...]

Toronto stock index trades at record high in late morning, loonie down

Wednesday  17:45,   20 june 2018
msn

Toronto stock index trades at record high in late morning, loonie downThe S&P/TSX composite index was up 106.96 points at 16,423.49, topping its previous record intra-day high for the[...]

Are my husband’s sons from a previous marriage entitled to a share of my new home?

Wednesday  17:04,   20 june 2018
moneysense.ca

He died without a will and we have one daughter[...]