Euro-Parity Predictions Reignited by Draghi’s QE Program – Bloomberg

Charlotte ObserverEuro-Parity Predictions Reignited by Draghi's QE ProgramBloombergMario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, speaks during a news conference following an ECB meeting in Nicosia, Cyprus. Photographer: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg. Recommended. We Tried to Re-Create JPMorgan's Mutual Fund Returns …As euro hits 12-year low, parity … [Read More...]

Pakistan customs bag record haul of illegal turtle meat

Karachi (AFP) – Pakistani authorities are investigating after nearly two tonnes of freshwater turtle meat — a record haul taken from more than 4,000 animals — was seized from smugglers at Karachi port, officials said Friday.Customs officers last week foiled an attempt to smuggle 1.9 tonnes of turtle meat falsely labelled as fish meat … [Read More...]

Baggage, fuel charges here to stay says Air Canada CEO

Airline passengers may not like paying extra to check a bag, or get preferred seating or the hated fuel surcharge, but none of those charges are going away soon, according to Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu. The industry has spent a decade getting its customers accustomed to paying extra fees … [Read More...]

HP to acquire WiFi maker Aruba in $3bn deal – The Australian

IBNLiveHP to acquire WiFi maker Aruba in $3bn dealThe AustralianHEWLETT-Packard has agreed to acquire wireless networking company Aruba Networks in a deal valued at roughly $US2.7 billion ($3.45bn), expanding HP's capabilities in the mobile market. HP is offering $24.67 a share, a 1 per cent discount to … [Read More...]

Toronto Real Estate Board demands brokers halt online sales stats

This week, three real estate brokers are cutting off customers’ online access to recent final home sales prices — coveted information that can help buyers and sellers gauge a property’s worth — because of a threat made by the Toronto Real Estate Board that they risk losing their lifeline to… [Read More...]

Sandy Victims Reach First Set of FEMA Flood Insurance Deals

Lawyers for property owners told federal magistrate judges overseeing lawsuits in Brooklyn and Central Islip in New York in a filing Monday that settlements have already been reached in 160 cases. The accords are the first wave of hundreds more expected after some homeowners complained that companies that help provide flood … [Read More...]

How to respond to 8 illegal interview questions

While you may end up being asked the standard “What is your weakness?” question at a job interview, a sneaky employer may try to slip in some questions that are illegal to ask (in many states) to gain some sensitive information. Watch the video to see the best ways… [Read More...]

German parliament approves Greek bailout extension – USA TODAY

USA TODAYGerman parliament approves Greek bailout extensionUSA TODAYGermany's Parliament has given its overwhelming approval to the four-month extension of Greece's financial bailout, despite unease over the new government in Athens. Loading… Post to Facebook. German parliament approves Greek bailout extension …• German MPs debate Greek deal, due … [Read More...]

Instalment loans the new high-interest danger for consumers

The second fastest growing type of debt in Canada is a high-interest, subprime, unsecured, short-term loan called an instalment loan. Marketed to people with bad debts and poor credit, instalment loans carry interest rates as high as 59 per cent. But the true cost can be much higher. [Read More...]

Greece on course for euro bailout extension after concessions – Reuters

ReutersGreece on course for euro bailout extension after concessionsReutersBERLIN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Greece was on course to win a four-month extension of its euro zone financial rescue on Tuesday after backing down further to its partners on key leftist reforms and promising that measures to alleviate social distress will not …… [Read More...]