Find leftover foreign currency? Here’s 7 things you can do with the money

For convenience and good exchange rates, savvy travelers should try to settle bills using no-foreign fee credit cards when out of the country. But cash is always handy for buying rides on public transit, paying street vendors for food, and craft items and for leaving tips. Going home with leftover foreign currency may feel wasteful, […]

3 Things to Watch in the Stock Market This Week

The stock market rally didn’t miss a beat last week, as both the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI) and the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC) pushed further into record territory. The indexes are each up by more than 5% in just the 14 trading days that have passed so far in 2018. Earnings season will […]

Thousands of Sask. Patients Could Benefit From New Technology Replacing Colonoscopies

A gastroenterologist has brought new technology he discovered at a German hospital in the United Arab Emirates to Saskatoon after studying how to use the equipment in Italy. The $200,000 machine will prevent patients with inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, from needing to have invasive colonoscopy procedures. The monitoring they […]

Camera App Gets User Interface Upgrades in Latest Windows 10 Build

In early January, Microsoft released build 17074 of Windows 10 to members of the Insider program, giving them a preview of what’s next for its flagship operating system. Among the new and updated features was a new version its Camera app. The update to the Camera app focuses on tweaks to its user interface, which […]

Two Corvettes Crush a Mustang, But Everyone Wins

The new Ford Mustang Bullitt may have been the hottest sports car at the Detroit Auto Show, but a pair of Chevrolet Corvettes left it in the dust in the desert. GM put the first builds for its 2018 Corvette Carbon 65 Edition and 2019 Corvette ZR1 on the block at the Barrett-Jackson auction in […]

3 Low-Key Artificial Intelligence Stocks You Shouldn’t Miss

You will be spoiled for choice when looking for stocks to take advantage of the booming artificial intelligence (AI) market. Almost all the well-known tech giants — including NVIDIA, Intel, Amazon, Alphabet, and many others — are betting big on this fast-growing field, as they don’t want to miss out on an opportunity that could […]

Why an Eastern Ontario Township is Turning to Volunteers to Build Infrastructure

The township of North Frontenac is turning to a volunteering concept known as “contributionism” to help build community projects and improve the local economy. Contributionism was coined by South African author Michael Tellinger in his book Ubuntu Contributionism: A World Free of Money. As the title suggests, rather than being paid for work on community […]

Raising Minimum Wage in Recent Years Achieved Little, Economist Says

A higher minimum wage may have positive and negative consequences, but an activist with the Common Front for Social Justice says it’s a real problem when people working for minimum wage can’t make ends meet. Jean-Claude Basque, the provincial co-ordinator of the group, said some people working part time and full time for $11 an […]

S&P 500 Futures Briefly Weaken Amid Tsunami Warning; These 5 Techs Rally Overnight

Futures for the S&P 500 index turned lower Tuesday morning while Nasdaq 100 futures stayed positive. Tsunami warnings or watches were announced for much of the Pacific Rim, including the West Coast of the U.S., following a 7.9-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Alaska. The first waves were expectec to hit Washington state just before […]

Paulatuk, N.W.T., athletes train by flashlight on path to Arctic Winter Games

A blizzard that hit Paulatuk, N.W.T., last week knocked out power and blew roofs off houses, but it wasn’t strong enough to keep the community’s young badminton players from training for the Arctic Winter Games trials — even if they had to do it by flashlight. Jennifer Giffin is a teacher in Paulatuk and the […]

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