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8/18/2017: FRONT PAGE: BARCELONA ATTACK KILLS 13, INJURES 100

(image) A van veered onto a promenade Thursday and barreled down the busy walkway in central Barcelona, swerving back and forth as it mowed pedestrians down and turned a picturesque tourist destination into a bloody killing zone. Thirteen people were killed...



8/18/2017: FRONT PAGE: Tories back away from Rebel
Rebel Media, the far- right news organization t hat Ezra Levant built from the remnants of the Sun News network, appeared in near total meltdown on Thursday, losing another highprofile contributor, facing accusations of f i nancial mismanagement and...



8/18/2017: FRONT PAGE: One boy’s journey from ISIL captive to Winnipeg
The photo was heart- stopping when it first surfaced in July: a little boy, skinny as a thread, covered in dust and grime and dried blood and clutching a water bottle, as he sat in the front of a pickup truck. We learned that he had been rescued from...



8/18/2017: NEWS: Bannon showing up in unlikeliest of places
As the White House has lurched from one crisis to another in recent weeks, Steve Bannon has been notably absent from centre stage. Amid wide speculation he had fallen out of favour with President Donald Trump, who had appointed the former Breitbart...



8/18/2017: NEWS: MONUMENTS MOMENT

(image) Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments. President Donald Trump in a series of tweets defending Confederate monuments They were constructed to be markers of...



8/18/2017: NEWS: Raped 10-year-old gives birth in India
A 10- year- old Indian girl whose parents say she was raped and impregnated by her uncle has reportedly given birth after a court rejected her request for an abortion last month. Doctors at the Government Medical College and Hospital in the northern...



8/18/2017: NEWS: 5 THINGS ABOUT QUEBEC CITY RACISM RALLY
1 IT’S HAPPENING SUNDAY Quebec City police are confident they will have enough officers on the ground to avoid a Charlottesville- like confrontation Sunday when opposing groups on the right and left of the political spectrum carry out simultaneous...



8/18/2017: NEWS: ON HIS PLANS FOR HIS RIVALS
Bannon also used the interview with The American Prospect to flex his muscles and talk about his plans to get rid of his rivals in the administration. He discussed his strategy to replace the “doves” in the state and defence department with...



8/18/2017: NEWS: ‘ IT IS ABOUT SUMMER’

(image) It was supposed to be Simon the giant rabbit’s big day at the Iowa State Fair, at least that was the great hope, some months back, when Bryan Bergdale, a new employee at the Peoples Company in Clive, Iowa, followed through on his boss’s wacky request...



8/18/2017: CANADA: No slowing in flood of asylum seekers

(image) L ACOLLE, QUE . • The number of asylum seekers intercepted at the QuebecNew York border in July nearly quadrupled to 2,996 and shows no sign of slowing down, authorities said Thursday. In June, the comparable number was 781, Immigration and...



8/18/2017: CANADA: Revised data shows fewer anglophones in Quebec

(image) OTTAWA• Quebec’ s anglophone population is declining, rather than booming, Statistics Canada said Thursday as the agency officially corrected a census finding that stoked political fires in Quebec’s emotionally charged language debate. The change is...



8/18/2017: CANADA: B.C. fire acreage tops all records
As of this week, more than 906,000 hectares of British Columbia have been consumed by wildfires since April — easily surpassing any year on record for the province. And with several more weeks of summer to go, thousands more hectares of brush and...



8/18/2017: CANADA: OTTAWA MATCHES $21.3M DONATED FOR FAMINE RELIEF
A federal program to match donations for African famine generated $21.3 million from Canadians, International Development Minister Marie- Claude Bibeau says. The amount is one of the smallest responses to a Canadian government matching donation program...



8/18/2017: CANADA: Daycare operator defends youngsters from attempted abduction
VANCOUVER• Martial arts training might not be the first thing a daycare worker would list on a resumé, but six youngsters in central British Columbia are safe because the operator of their pre- school used those skills this week. Chelsi Sabbe, the...



8/18/2017: CANADA: THREE AMERICAN CHILDREN DIE IN ALBERTA CAR CRASH
Alberta RCMP say three children who died when a semitrailer truck collided with an SUV northeast of Calgary Wednesday were all from the United States. “The family is from Washington state,” said Cpl. Laurel Scott. “The parents are both in hospital in...



8/18/2017: WORLD: Man who rented van known to police

(image) BARCELONA • The van used to carry out the murderous rampage in the heart of Barcelona was rented by Driss Oukabir, who is said to be a convicted criminal, it was claimed Thursday night. Oukabir is alleged to have hired the white Mercedes in the town...



8/18/2017: WORLD: 600 MIGRANTS RESCUED FROM RAFTS

(image) BARCELONA Almost 600 migrants attempting to cross from Morocco to Spain have been rescued in just 24 hours amid a surge in arrivals on what has become the fastest growing sea route to Europe. The Spanish coast guard said 593 people were pulled from 15...



8/18/2017: WORLD: ICC ORDERS MALI EXTREMIST TO PAY $ 3.2M IN REPARATIONS
BRUSSELS The International Criminal Court ruled Thursday that a Muslim radical found guilty of destroying World Heritage cultural sites in the Malian city of Timbuktu must pay US$3.2 million in reparations. The court in the Netherlands found that...



8/18/2017: WORLD: MALALA YOUSAFZAI ‘ SO EXCITED’ TO ATTEND OXFORD

(image) Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl activist who survived an attempted murder by a Taliban gunman, has won a place at Oxford University. She said she was “so excited” after finding out that she had secured the three As in her A-levels that she needed to...



8/18/2017: WORLD: SCIENTIST WHO STUDIED EINSTEIN’S BRAIN DIES AT 90

(image) OAKLAND, CALIF. Marian Cleeves Diamond, a neuroscientist who studied Albert Einstein’s brain and was one of the first to show that the brain can improve with enrichment, has died. The University of Calif ornia, Berkeley, where Diamond was a professor...



8/18/2017: WORLD: ANTI-MUSLIM SENATOR SLAMMED FOR BURKA ‘ STUNT’

(image) An Australian senator provoked an angry backlash from lawmakers by wearing a burka in Parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign for a national ban on Islamic face covers. Pauline Hanson, leader of the anti- Muslim, anti- immigration One Nation...



8/18/2017: WORLD: U. S., JAPAN ISSUE WARNING TO N. KOREA
WASHINGTON The United States and Japan on Thursday urged North Korea to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons while Defence Secretary James Mattis warned Pyongyang that both countries will respond with overwhelming force if it attacks...



8/18/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: Fascists must be put down

(image) It is not the kind of observation that should be made out loud, especially not in the pages of a respectable daily newspaper, without first taking great care to be clear and plain. So, to that purpose, and to guard against any ambiguity, here are three...



8/18/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: Google firing latest example of social intolerance

(image) When I Googled “James Danmore” recently, the search engine spat out 40 results — articles, blog posts and Tweets about the recently fired software engineer, who was dumped after he penned an internal memo criticizing Google’s diversity initiatives....



8/18/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: REIN IN THE ‘ CIVIL WAR’

(image) Summertime, sweltering and stressful, makes the unfolding U. S. cold civil war feel hot. The madness and violence of last year crested in the summer, with the shootings of cops in Dallas and Baton Rouge. Now the dog days are here again, and with them a...



8/18/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: Extra time on exams tilts the playing field
Last week at the World Track and Field Championships, Usain Bolt ran his final race. Andre De Grasse, the Canadian sprint star, missed his last chance to beat Bolt because of a hamstring tear. If, instead of pulling out of the race, De Grasse had...



8/18/2017: POST MOVIES: THE ANTI- HEIST

(image) Director Steven Soderbergh steals critics’ best hope for a snarky reaction to his new movie when he has a character refer to the robbers in Logan Lucky as “Ocean’s 7-11.” Featuring not one but two tunes from John Denver, and nary a firearm in sight,...



8/18/2017: POST MOVIES: When does a hitman need a bodyguard?

(image) Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson have shared the silver screen once before, in a manner of speaking. Both were voice actors in 2013’s disjointed animated tale Turbo, with Reynolds playing a speed- obsessed snail and Jackson one of his racing...



8/18/2017: POST MOVIES: A movie that should have gone deeper
Ingrid Goes West is a predictable, but occasionally incisive examination of the superficiality of Instagram semi- situated in the context of mental illness. It’s timely and relevant, given the increasing number of studies coming out that show the...



8/18/2017: POST MOVIES: ‘Garishly lit and blaringly scored’

(image) Some films are steak; others, merely sizzle. Good Time, with a slick, frenetic artifice that quickly descends from thrilling to insufferable, is a step down from that. It’s sizzle played on a synthesizer. The film is the newest from filmmakers and...



8/18/2017: POST MOVIES: CRUISE INJURY DELAYS FILMING OF LATEST MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE
Production of the latest Mission: Impossible will be temporarily halted as Tom Cruise, known for performing his own stunts, suffered an ankle injury after jumping off a roof during filming. A video posted by TMZ over the weekend showed Cruise...



8/18/2017: POST MOVIES: Perspective is everything

(image) American Second World War films are typically — and not surprisingly — from the perspective of the Allied forces. They’re usually gritty, grey, and dutifully depressing. Normalcy and peace are shown strikingly through warm, saturated colour. Japanese...



8/18/2017: POST MOVIES: FESTIVAL ADDS GUEST SPEAKERS, MORE RISING STARS

(image) Glenn Close, pictured, and Armie Hammer will be among the guest speakers at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. The two will participate in the TIFF Industry Conference program, which will also include Morgan Spurlock, Mary Harron and...



8/18/2017: POST MOVIES: THE LAST DALAI LAMA?
Mickey Lemle’s new documentary — he also made a film about the Dalai Lama in 1991 — could trouble you if you like movies that answer their titles. (Like what IS eating Gilbert Grape, and who is Harry Kellerman and why is he saying those terrible things...



8/18/2017: POST MOVIES: THE REAGAN SHOW
President Trump will tell you he came up with “Make America Great Again,” but anyone with a long enough memory will recall it was President Reagan who said it first. Documenting that catchphrase and more, this time- capsule documentary is crafted...



8/18/2017: POST MOVIES: THIS TIME TOMORROW
Writer/director Lina Rodriguez is also the outgoing communications manager at the Lightbox in Toronto. But she leaves behind a present with This Time Tomorrow (Mañana a esta hora), a quiet family drama set in Colombia. Adelaida (Laura Osma) is a...



8/18/2017: POST MOVIES: DAVE MADE A MAZE
Yes he did, out of cardboard, and although it fills his living room, it’s even bigger on the inside. Given the film’s 80- minute runtime, his girlfriend and some pals waste no time going in after him. Low- budget, low- fear comedy- horror follows; for...



8/18/2017: DIVERSIONS: HOROSCOPE
Moon Alert: We have the “all clear” today to shop and do business. The Moon is in Cancer. Aries (March 21-April 19) Welcome any opportunity to cocoon at home today. You want to pamper yourself and relax. There will be a moment when you might have an...



8/18/2017: DIVERSIONS: CANADIAN CRISSCROSS
ACROSS 1. Watch pockets 5. Impertinent person 9. ‘Casablanca” character 13. Make into law 15. Greek vowel 16. Not far away 17. Donkey 18. Take apart 20. Ship’s captain 22. Rib 23. ___ sto (place to stand on) 24. Sharpen a knife 26. Natural ability 29....



8/18/2017: DIVERSIONS: C R Y P T I C C R O S S WOR D
ACROSS 1 Awkward English gathered around boozer, right? (11) 10 Republic with north-east bordering China (5) 11 Leader that is leading paper in row (9) 12 Lay bare in sun’s heat? Heavenly! (9) 13 Jack up using beams, reportedly (5) 14 Little...



8/18/2017: DIVERSIONS: BRIDGE
With 14 high-card points opposite 10, you might or might not reach three notrump (or even want to!) and, if in the notrump game with those combined assets, you might or might not succeed. Against Calgary’s Judith and Nick Gartaganis (2017 inductees...



8/18/2017: DIVERSIONS: SUDOKU
Level: Evil To solve this puzzle, each 3x3 box, each row and each column must contain all the numbers 1 to 9. Puzzles come in four grades: easy, medium, hard and evil.



8/18/2017: DIVERSIONS: PEPYS ’ DIARY
Samuel Pepys ( 1633-1703) was the naval administrator and first secretary of the British Admiralty. Here’s what he wrote on this day in 1665. Up about 5 o’clock and dressed ourselves, and to sayle again down to the Soveraigne at the buoy of the Nore,...



8/18/2017: DIVERSIONS: CHESS
WHITE WINS A PIECE Hint: Find two double attacks.



8/18/2017: DIVERSIONS: ON T HI S DAY
August 18, 1914 — One of the first Canadian internment camps for “enemy aliens” opened at Fort Henry, Ont. It held hundreds of prisoners, mostly of Ukrainian descent, through much of the First World War. It is now recognized that most of the detainees...



8/18/2017: POST SPORTS: ‘I feel I have a chance against anyone’

(image) Denis Shapovalov reached a career- high ranking of No. 67 after reaching the semifinals of the Rogers Cup last week, but the 18- year- old from Richmond Hill, Ont., isn’t letting the success go to his head. “Personally, I don’t feel like I’m that...



8/18/2017: POST SPORTS: ‘Time will tell’ if CTE stalks Evraire

(image) Ken Evraire will donate his brain to science, but t he former CFL receiver is fearful about what doctors might find. “They could say, ‘ We examined his brain and found nothing,’ ” the 52- year- old Toronto native said with a chuckle. “Many coaches...



8/18/2017: POST SPORTS: LEADING OFF BARCELONA LOSES SUAREZ TO KNEE INJURY

(image) After losing Neymar for good, Barcelona will also face the first month of the Spanish league season without Luis Suarez. Barcelona said Thursday Suarez will be sidelined for four weeks after medical tests revealed a right knee injury. That will rule...



8/18/2017: POST SPORTS: IN THIS CORNER

(image) I’m diverting from sports with The Magician’s Secret. I’m kind of happy to get away and have a change. This is going to be cool, something with a boy and his grandfather who go on all these amazing adventures.



8/18/2017: SPORTS: Hot Donaldson belts 2 homers

(image) Josh Donaldson’s bat is so hot right now, they should store it in a fire resistant bag. The Bringer of Rain smashed two home runs on Thursday afternoon, his 19th and 20th of the season, to lead the Blue Jays to a 5-3 triumph over the Tampa Bay Rays at...



8/18/2017: SPORTS: Toronto FC has big aspirations

(image) Tor onto FC is unabashed when it comes to stating intentions. Major League Soccer’s top team isn’t just chasing a return to the MLS Cup later this year. The Reds are on a mission to complete the greatest single season in league history. “It ’s...



8/18/2017: SPORTS: Hyman says he’s OK jockeying for position
Those with a pencil who chart the Maple Leafs forward lines for this season will likely flip to the eraser end when they get to Zach Hyman. The arrival of left winger Patrick Marleau is seen as the more preferable choice to flank Auston Matthews,...



8/18/2017: SPORTS: TV LISTINGS
Toronto at Chicago Cubs, Sportsnet, 2 p. m. New York Yankees at Boston, Sportsnet, 7 p. m. FOOTBALL Ottawa at Hamilton, TSN1/ 3- 5, 7: 30 p. m. Minnesota at Seattle, NFL, 10 p. m. Calgary at B.C., TSN1/ 3- 5, 10: 30 p. m. GOLF European Tour Paul...



8/18/2017: POST DRIVING: COLOUR this one a SPORTY winner

(image) Subaru would l i ke you to stop thinking of it as a niche brand, t hank you very much. Since 2010, the automaker’s yearly sales have doubled from 23,000 units. The company has done solid work carving out a place in the automotive landscape not by...



8/18/2017: POST DRIVING: WaterCar lets you beat the traffic

(image) ‘Press the control that s ays Water,” c ommands my co- driver Christoffer, an expert amphibious WaterCar Panther driver and my instructor. “Wait a second for it to beep. Then you’re ready to drive in the sea.” On the dash, right by an indicator that...



8/18/2017: POST DRIVING: Licence-reading app may aid pets

(image) Would you like people to be able to contact you via your licence plate? A new enterprise, Windshieldink, is banking that you will, with the launch of an app that allows you to send messages to people who have signed up to receive them. When I learned...



8/18/2017: POST DRIVING: INFINITI BUILDS 1940s GRAND PRIX RACER THAT NEVER WAS
You can’t fake heritage. And while Infiniti makes many competent models today, the company has no history before 1989. But with other manufacturers showing off their prewar classics at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance next week, Infiniti decided to...



8/18/2017: POST DRIVING: Refinements put it in on par with rivals

(image) Overview: Mini’s largest offering fills the space between hatchback and crossover Pros: Familiar, iconic styling with extra room Cons: Space comes at the expense of driving character Value for money: Fair, but adding options sends the price soaring...



8/18/2017: POST DRIVING: The 2017 Yamaha FJ-09 turns out to be an all-round pleasant surprise

(image) Life is full of surprises, isn’t it? It’s too bad not all of them are of the good variety, but hopefully you have your fair share. Luckily, I had a very nice surprise just recently when I picked up the new Yamaha FJ-09. To be honest, this is a bike...



8/18/2017: POST DRIVING: THE SPECS

(image) Type of vehicle: Compact premium crossover Engine: 2.0- L turbocharged four- cylinder Power: 189 hp at 6,000 rpm, 207 lb- ft of torque at 4,600 rpm Transmission: Eight- speed automatic Brakes: Four-wheel anti- lock disc Tires: 225/ 50R18 Price: $...



8/18/2017: POST DRIVING: Near-perfect blend of ruggedness, cruising comfort

(image) My husband is a master of details. Ever seen those puzzles where you have to figure out the differences between two pictures? If that was an Olympic sport, he’d have a whole wall of gold medals for it. So when I picked up the Jeep Compass Trailhawk, he...



8/18/2017: POST DRIVING: THE SPECS

(image) Type of vehicle: Compact SUV Engine: 2.4- L four- cylinder Power: 180 hp at 6,400 rpm, 175 lb- ft of torque at 3,900 rpm Transmission: Nine- speed automatic Brakes: Vented front discs, solid rear discs Tires: 215/ 65R17 all- season ( Trailhawk trim)...



8/18/2017: POST DRIVING: Magic is back with this sprightly, sporty sedan

(image) With the red- hot Civic Type R grabbing all the performance headlines, thanks to its pavement-searing 306 horsepower and, er, retina-searing body accoutrements, it’s nice to see Honda’s new- found performance mojo has also blessed the latest Civic Si....



8/18/2017: POST DRIVING: THE SPECS

(image) Type of vehicle: Front- drive compact sport sedan Engine: 1.5- L turbocharged four- cylinder Power: 205 hp at 5700 rpm, 192 lb- ft of torque at 2100 rpm Transmission: Six- speed manual Brakes: Four-wheel disc with ABS Tires: 245/40R18 Eagle Sport all...



8/18/2017: POST DRIVING: Sport sedan is a marriage of sophistication, speed

(image) The 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo might not be the first car you’d pick for whisking the freshly betrothed from a chapel, but then again, with a little phonetic finessing, this German ballistic cocoon lines up quite nicely with an old wedding adage. To...



8/18/2017: POST DRIVING: What’s the Rx for technology fatigue?
Service advisers see this many times every day: a customer comes in with a vehicle complaint and seems resigned to the worstcase scenario, even before describing the problem and having an inspection and diagnosis completed. It can often ruin a service...



8/18/2017: POST DRIVING: THE SPECS

(image) Type of vehicle: Full- size luxury performance sedan Engine: 4.0- L twin turbo V8 Power: 550 hp at 5,700 rpm, 567 lb- ft of torque at 1,960 rpm Transmission: Eight- speed dual- clutch PDK Brakes: Four-wheel disc with ABS Tires: 275/ 35ZR21 front; 315/...



8/18/2017: POST DRIVING: Overview:
A full- size super sedan that thinks it’s a sports car Pros: Crazy fast, coddling, striking design, functional hatchback Cons: Options add up, some obtuse infotainment access Value for money: Well, if you have to ask …. What I would change: Offer a...



8/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: PICK AND PAY WINNING THE DAY OVER SKINNY TV

(image) Canadians apparently have an appetite for the $ 25 skinny television packages the federal broadcast regulator mandated last year, but they’re even hungrier for the ability to buy standalone channels. Twelve per cent of Canadian TV subscribers said...



8/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Lower food prices boost Walmart’s market share
TORONTO• Walmart Canada continued to make new sales and market share gains in the second quarter as it lowered prices to draw in consumers. The mass merchant reported strong Canadian results in the period ended July 28, with a net sales increase of...



8/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: CREDITORS WANT TO SUE SEARS EXECS
TORONTO• A group of aggrieved creditors wants to sue the executive officers and directors of Sears Canada for negligence and intends to ask an Ontario judge Friday to schedule a hearing for their motion on whether they can proceed with their claim. A...



8/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: NAFTA talks turn tough as autos lead agenda
WASHINGTON• While President Donald Trump tweeted up a storm Thursday, the massive trade negotiation he launched was off to a quick, quiet start in the boardrooms of a Washington hotel. Separate working groups on more than two dozen topics are holding...



8/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: CIBC’s PC exit follows a pattern

(image) And now, or come November 1, there will be none when Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce launches Simplii Financial and ends its almost 20- year cobranded relationship with Loblaw Cos. Ltd.’ s President’s Choice Bank. When t hat happens, CIBC — which...



8/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: SMALL FIRM BEATS GIANT U-HAUL IN TRADEMARK DISPUTE
A family- owned Canadian business is claiming victory over U-Haul International in a David-and- Goliath battle involving U-themed brands in Canada. The Federal Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling denying U-Haul two trademarks because they too closely...



8/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: HYUNDAI UNVEILS NEW FUEL CELL SUV WITH LONGER RANGE

(image) Hyundai said Thursday it plans to launch early next year a second-generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that will travel more than 580 kilometres between fill-ups under Korean standards. If delivered, the new fuel cell vehicle will travel 40 per cent...



8/18/2017: FP INVESTING: Pipeline means a ‘powerful’ advantage

(image) OTTAWA• Ian Dundas expects to see far fewer oil trains rumbling across the sprawling farmlands of North Dakota in coming years. Dundas is the chief executive of Calgary- based Enerplus Corp., one of the first companies to enter the Bakken, an oilfield...



8/18/2017: FP INVESTING: ADP stock could double by 2021, Ackman says
NEW Y OR K • Activist investor Bill Ackman said Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s “buy not build” strategy has riddled the company with inefficiencies that, if fixed, could more than double the value of the company within four years. Investors sent the...



8/18/2017: FP INVESTING: Preferreds can rally more, fund manager says
TORONTO• Preferred shares have further room to gain in Canada as a revving economy keeps interest-rate hikes coming and credit quality strong, according to the manager of the best-performing fund in the sector. The Dynamic Preferred Yield Class Fund...



8/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Ex-Integra Gold executives launch company
Three former executives of Integra Gold Corp, a Vancouver- based miner that was acquired last month for $ 590 million, have launched a new precious metals exploration company, the new venture’s chief executive said on Thursday. The company, to be...



8/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: MANUFACTURING SALES FALL 1.8%
Canadian manufacturing sales fell in June after three months of gains, with declines led by the petroleum and coal industry. Manufacturing sales slipped 1.8 per cent overall to $ 53.9 billion in June, Statistics Canada said Thursday. The...



8/18/2017: ENTREPRENEUR: Sharing to keep costs in check

(image) The inspiration for Sarah Dougall's business venture c a me when her jewelry- making classmates were talking about their future careers. “Everyone except me stood up and said ‘ I'm going to be self- employed.' ” Dougall realized what stood in their...



8/18/2017: ENTREPRENEUR: Rejection therapy is good for you

(image) Imagine a group of ambitious Canadian entrepreneurs — including a PhD in physics, a specialist in cybersecurity and a former Industry Canada policy officer — invading the streets of Vancouver, each armed only with a paperclip. Their challenge was to...



8/18/2017: FP COMMENT: Why the Trump economy keeps winning

(image) With all the outrage in the press over Tr u mp’s Charlottesville comments, with CEOs abandoning him left and right, with Trump disbanding his business councils and with Trump-bashing having become a national sport conveying a comically dysfunctional...



8/18/2017: FP COMMENT: Climate crusaders lost in space
Climate derangement has claimed another celebrity astrophysicist. Last month, Stephen Hawking, author of A Brief History of Time, declared that Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement meant that earth could become like Venus, where it rains...



8/18/2017: FP COMMENT: Central banks spurred spending
Where is the inflation? This is the questi o n many market commentators are asking as some central banks begin tightening interest rates despite low inflation rates and stagnant wages. The answer could be as simple as the central banks taking a...



8/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Free speech in the workplace has its limits

(image) James Damore believes that men are, in the main, biologically more suitable to IT roles. He also believes that by promoting gender diversity, Google has compromised its competitive edge and will end up with a weaker workforce. He wrote a memo...



8/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: TRUMP’S WORTH TO TWITTER IS US$2B, ANALYST SAYS
Without Donald Trump, Twitter Inc. could lose almost a fifth of its value. That’s the conclusion of Monness Crespi Hardt & Co. analyst James Cakmak, who said the social media company would see as much as US$2 billion in market value wiped out if...