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Youths play pond hockey on Pigeon Lake near the town of Bobcaygeon

From Companies 11:36 am

Debt-Laden Millennials Join Stock Market

A behavioral finance expert said members of Generation Y, also known as Millennials, appear to view the stock market as a quick fix to their debt problems, mainly college debts.

Internally displaced Pakistani men wait in line for rations at a food distribution center in Bannu in Northwest Pakistan July 25, 2014.  REUTERS/Caren Firouz  (PAKISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)

From Economy 11:27 am

Pakistani Mob Burns 3 Over Blasphemous Post on Facebook (VIDEO)

A woman and her two granddaughters belonging to the Ahmadi Muslim minority neighbourhood in Pakistan have died from suffocation after their house was burned down, following an alleged blasphemous post on Facebook of a fellow sect member.

The entrance to Shell's LNG Canada project site is shown in Kitimat in northwestern British Columbia on April 12, 2014. British Columbia is on the brink of an energy boom. Domestic and foreign companies are looking to build two oil pipelines, multipl

From Global Markets 9:33 am

Global Markets Overview – July 29, 2014

Expect another day of hushed trading as the market continues to bide its time ahead of the mass data releases at the end of the week.


From Global Markets 9:27 am

Australian Stock Market Report – Morning July 29, 2014

In US economic data, the "flash" services index was unchanged at 61.0 in July, above forecasts centred on a result near 59.8. The pending home sales index fell by 1.1% to 102.7 in June, below forecasts centred on a 0.5% gain. And the Dallas Federal Reserve index rose from 11.4 to 12.7 in July.

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From Global Markets 9:21 am

93% of Mining Leaders See Extremely Low or Zero Growth Prospect for Industry in Next 1-2 Years; No Immediate Plans by BHP for Olympic Dam Expansion

Australian miners are pessimistic about the future of the mining industry, which was responsible for the current economic boom of the country, in the next few years.

On Jan. 28, 2014, NASA's IRIS witnessed its strongest solar flare since it launched in the summer of 2013.

From Science 8:40 am

UK Converts Coal Plants Into Solar Cell Farms

The United Kingdom is giving green and renewable energy a bigger push by converting three former coal mining land into solar farms in the East Midlands.

Government health workers are seen during the administration of blood tests for the Ebola virus in Kenema, Sierra Leone, June 25, 2014. West African states lack the resources to battle the world's worst outbreak of Ebola and deep cultural suspicions

From Economy 4:37 pm

Ebola Virus on the Loose: World Cautioned as Infection Moves; Global Airports on High Alert; Kills Liberian Doctor, Infects American Worker

International health experts cautioned the global populace against the dreaded Ebola virus as it killed a Liberian doctor and infected a second medical worker from U.S. Authorities in Nigeria are likewise scrambling the possible spread of the flesh-eating disease following the arrival of an infected man into Lagos, Africa's largest city with 21 million people.

Bullet holes are seen in a car at a checkpoint on the Egyptian border with Sudan and Libya, which was attacked on Saturday, in Wadi al-Gadid governorate July 19, 2014. Gunmen killed 21 Egyptian military border guards near the frontier with Libya on Saturd

From Economy 3:39 pm

Advisory: Britons Told to Leave Libya ASAP, UK Issues Travel Ban

The United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office has advised all Britons currently in Libya to leave the country, citing the ongoing and greater intensity of fighting in Tripoli and wider instability. It likewise has issued a travel ban against the north African nation.

Russian President Vladimir Putin heads a meeting of the Security Council in Moscow's Kremlin July 22, 2014.  REUTERS/Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. I

From Economy 2:45 pm

Malaysia Airlines MH17: Multi-Million Pound Law Suit Looms Over Putin’s Head, Assets At Risk

A multi-million pound law suit is looming over Russian President Vladimir Putin's head for his alleged involvement in the uncalled and accidental downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 on July 17 that claimed 298 lives.

A security worker looks at tourists walking at Punta Ballena street in Magaluf, on the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca, July 26, 2014. The Punta Ballena area has been famous since the 70's for its nightlife and is a favourite destination for main

From Economy 12:42 pm

Magaluf 2014 Update: Spanish Bar Where Teen Performed Sex Acts Closed, to Pay $78K Fine Along with Carnage Event Planner (VIDEOS)

A bar on the Spanish island of Majorca as well as the event planner that planned the bar crawl that filmed an 18-year-old British girl performing oral sex acts on 24 men has been ordered to close and shut down operations for a year.