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  • Logo of Toshiba Corp is seen at the company's Hydrogen Energy R&D Center during its opening ceremony in Tokyo
    Toshiba proposes outsider-heavy board; interim CEO to stay Reuters

    Toshiba Corp proposed a new slate of outsiders to take a majority of seats on its board of directors, aiming to bolster governance of the laptops-to-nuclear conglomerate following a $1.2 billion accounting …

    Logo of Toshiba Corp is seen at the company's Hydrogen Energy R&D Center during its opening ceremony in Tokyo

    Toshiba Corp proposed a new slate of outsiders to take a majority of seats on its board of directors, aiming to bolster governance of the laptops-to-nuclear conglomerate following a $1.2 billion accounting scandal.

  • Gulnara Karimova, daughter of Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov attends an Independence Day celebration in Tashkent
    U.S. authorities seek to seize $1 billion in telecom probe: WSJ Reuters

    Vimpelcom Ltd (NasdaqGS:VIP - News), Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) (:MTSS.MM) (NYSE:MBT - News) and TeliaSonera AB (Stockholm:TLSN.ST - News) are under scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities …

    Gulnara Karimova, daughter of Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov attends an Independence Day celebration in Tashkent

    Vimpelcom Ltd (NasdaqGS:VIP - News), Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) (:MTSS.MM) (NYSE:MBT - News) and TeliaSonera AB (Stockholm:TLSN.ST - News) are under scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as some authorities in Europe. U.S. prosecutors are investigating payments they …

  • Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato walks to the entrance of his office in Madrid
    Former IMF chief Rato fears for his safety: Spanish minister Reuters

    By Inmaculada Sanz and Adrian Croft MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's interior minister on Friday denied interfering in a legal case against former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato, saying Rato had sought a controversial …

    Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato walks to the entrance of his office in Madrid

    By Inmaculada Sanz and Adrian Croft MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's interior minister on Friday denied interfering in a legal case against former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato, saying Rato had sought a controversial meeting with him because he feared for his safety. Jorge Fernandez Diaz has faced a political storm since it emerged …

  • Solar panels are seen in the Palm Springs area
    Solar is having a great year, except on Wall Street Reuters

    Installations of solar panels are expected to soar by a third this year, the price of solar power is now cheap enough to compete neck and neck with gas and coal-fired power in places like California, and …

    Solar panels are seen in the Palm Springs area

    Installations of solar panels are expected to soar by a third this year, the price of solar power is now cheap enough to compete neck and neck with gas and coal-fired power in places like California, and the fledgling industry received a vote of confidence last week when U.S. President Barack Obama announced a groundbreaking …

  • Ottawa retailers focus on 'aspirational luxury' as middle class diminishes
    Ottawa isn't rich enough for Prada, Louis Vuitton, experts say CBC

    Ottawa does not have enough very rich people to attract stores like Louis Vuitton or Prada, but stores like Nordstrom, Kate Spade and the brand new Simons suit the region's "aspirational luxury" tastes, …

    Ottawa retailers focus on 'aspirational luxury' as middle class diminishes

    Ottawa does not have enough very rich people to attract stores like Louis Vuitton or Prada, but stores like Nordstrom, Kate Spade and the brand new Simons suit the region's "aspirational luxury" tastes, according to retail experts. The retail market is a rapidly shifting beast as stores like Jacob, Mexx, Smart Set, Sony …

  • Nunavut looks at exempting low-income family tax credit CBC

    The Government of Nunavut is considering changes to the way a federal tax credit affects low-income families. Unlike the recently increased Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB), the National Child Benefit …

    Nunavut looks at exempting low-income family tax credit

    The Government of Nunavut is considering changes to the way a federal tax credit affects low-income families. Unlike the recently increased Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB), the National Child Benefit Supplement (NCBS)  is a federal child tax credit specifically targeted to low-income families. Since 2006, the Universal …

  • Canadian Museum of History workers stole cash under noses of auditors CBC

    Box-office workers stole about $41,000 in cash from the Canadian Museum of History at the same time as an internal review of the books reported no problems. A newly released audit says officials at the …

    Canadian Museum of History workers stole cash under noses of auditors

    Box-office workers stole about $41,000 in cash from the Canadian Museum of History at the same time as an internal review of the books reported no problems. A newly released audit says officials at the museum in Gatineau, Que., closely examined cash-management practices at the box office in 2012-13, the very period in …

  • Exclusive: Greek bank bailout funds depend on business plan, stress test - sources Reuters

    Initial bailout funds for Greek banks will be placed in a special account not on their balance sheets and lenders will receive fresh equity only after a "stress test" is finished by the end of October, …

    A man stands as he waits outside a National Bank branch to open in Athens

    Initial bailout funds for Greek banks will be placed in a special account not on their balance sheets and lenders will receive fresh equity only after a "stress test" is finished by the end of October, several sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

  • Shell CEO says decision to drill in Arctic required careful evaluation of risks The Canadian Press

    LONDON - The CEO of Royal Dutch Shell says he decided to drill for oil off the coast of Alaska after a careful evaluation of the risks.

    Shell's company logo is pictured at a gas station in Zurich

    LONDON - The CEO of Royal Dutch Shell says he decided to drill for oil off the coast of Alaska after a careful evaluation of the risks.

  • Factbox: Reforms Greece must make for its bailout Reuters

    Greece and its international lenders reached a multi-billion euro bailout deal on Tuesday to keep the nation in the euro zone and prevent financial meltdown, officials said.

    Greek flag flutters in the wind above tourists visiting the archaeological site of the Acropolis hill in Athens, Greece

    Greece and its international lenders reached a multi-billion euro bailout deal on Tuesday to keep the nation in the euro zone and prevent financial meltdown, officials said.

  • Think the world's getting worse? Think again, says economist Reuters

    Turn on the news or listen to doom-mongers in politics and the media, and you could be forgiven for thinking the world is a more violent and unequal place than ever, but according to economist Max Roser, …

    Pro-Houthi activist paints graffiti during a campaign against Saudi-led air strikes on the wall of the Saudi embassy in Sanaa

    Turn on the news or listen to doom-mongers in politics and the media, and you could be forgiven for thinking the world is a more violent and unequal place than ever, but according to economist Max Roser, we've never had it so good in many ways.

  • Modern Etiquette: Ten rules for success in the workplace Reuters

    Over a century ago, legendary magnate John D. Rockefeller said, “I will pay more for the ability to deal with people than any other skill under the sun.” Since then, studies by companies such as Google …

    The clock is ticking for stocks: Acampora

    Over a century ago, legendary magnate John D. Rockefeller said, “I will pay more for the ability to deal with people than any other skill under the sun.” Since then, studies by companies such as Google have echoed his thinking by pointing out that the most effective managers and executives possess strong interpersonal …

  • Tokyo Electric execs to be charged over Fukushima nuclear disaster Reuters

    By Kentaro Hamada and Osamu Tsukimori TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese civilian judiciary panel on Friday forced prosecutors to indict three former Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) executives for failing to take …

    General view of TEPCO's tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture

    By Kentaro Hamada and Osamu Tsukimori TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese civilian judiciary panel on Friday forced prosecutors to indict three former Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) executives for failing to take measures to prevent the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. The decision is unlikely to lead to a conviction of the former …

  • Quadrus Investment fined $40K, but Halifax victims feel silenced CBC

    A Nova Scotia couple who lost much of their life savings to a financial advisor is speaking out about the treatment they have received from the Nova Scotia Securities Commission.

    Quadrus Investment fined $40K, but Halifax victims feel silenced

    A Nova Scotia couple who lost much of their life savings to a financial advisor is speaking out about the treatment they have received from the Nova Scotia Securities Commission.

  • Pre-Civil War baseball card fetches $179K at auction Reuters

    A rare pre-Civil War baseball card that was handed down as an heirloom within the family of a ballplayer for more than 150 years fetched $179,250 at an auction in Chicago on Thursday.

    A rare pre-Civil War baseball card featuring the 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics is pictured in this handout photo

    A rare pre-Civil War baseball card that was handed down as an heirloom within the family of a ballplayer for more than 150 years fetched $179,250 at an auction in Chicago on Thursday.

  • Greek PM says will not implement measures beyond those set at summit Reuters

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday that his government would not implement reform measures beyond what was agreed with lenders at a euro zone summit earlier this month. "I know well …

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras looks on as he attends a meal at the Presidential Palace

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday that his government would not implement reform measures beyond what was agreed with lenders at a euro zone summit earlier this month. "I know well the framework of the deal we signed at the euro zone summit on July 12," Tsipras told Sto Kokkino radio. Nothing beyond …

  • Alibaba cloud unit sets sights on Amazon in $1 billion global push Reuters

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) said on Wednesday it would invest $1 billion into its Aliyun cloud computing arm to challenge Amazon.com Inc's (AMZN.O) lucrative Web Services …

    The logo of Alibaba Group is seen inside the company's headquarters in Hangzhou

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) said on Wednesday it would invest $1 billion into its Aliyun cloud computing arm to challenge Amazon.com Inc's (AMZN.O) lucrative Web Services division, opening a global front in the battle between the two e-commerce giants.

  • Tax scam targeting Canadians with IRS threats CBC

    Fraudsters behind the latest phone scam making the rounds appear to believe that Canadians pay taxes to the American Internal Revenue Service.

    The IRS Criminal Investigative Division Chief Weber speaks inside his office in Washington

    Fraudsters behind the latest phone scam making the rounds appear to believe that Canadians pay taxes to the American Internal Revenue Service.

  • Japan approves increase in Fukushima compensation to $57 billion Reuters

    Japan on Tuesday approved an increase in compensation payments for the Fukushima crisis to 7.07 trillion yen ($57.18 billion), as tens of thousands of evacuees remain in temporary housing more than four …

    Wider Image: Radioactive Fukushima - Four Years On

    Japan on Tuesday approved an increase in compensation payments for the Fukushima crisis to 7.07 trillion yen ($57.18 billion), as tens of thousands of evacuees remain in temporary housing more than four years after the disaster.

  • Cord-cutting grows as more people flee traditional TV, report says CBC

    In living rooms across the country, viewers are cutting ties with conventional television and hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake.

    Cord-cutting grows as more people flee traditional TV, report says

    In living rooms across the country, viewers are cutting ties with conventional television and hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake.