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Here’s what the new mortgage rules will do to home prices in 2018: Royal LePage

Today 12:44 GMT

New mortgage rules coming into effect on Jan. 1 won’t trigger home price decreases, according to Royal LePage’s 2018 outlook for the Canadian housing market.

Greater Vancouver 2018 forecast: prices up 5.2 per cent; weighted average prices rises to: $1,353,924 2017 forecast: prices down 8.5 per cent; weighted average price: $1,126,000. “One potential risk to the region’s housing market is further interest rate hikes as home prices are substantially higher in this region when compared to other Canadian markets. Interest rate hikes generally put upward pressure on the Canadian dollar, which also stifles interest from foreign buyers.”

Source: BBC

Spotify and Tencent Music strike deal

Monday 17:16 GMT

Daniel Ek, Spotify's founder and chief executive, said, "Spotify and Tencent Music Entertainment see significant opportunities in the global music streaming market for all our users, artists, music and business partners. "This transaction will allow both companies to benefit from the global growth of music streaming."

Tencent Music Entertainment owns music streaming companies QQ Music and KuGou, which have a combined monthly user base of 450 million people.

Source: Common Domain

Here’s Why YouTube’s Streaming Music Could Be a Huge Deal

Tuesday 16:23 GMT

Companies including Pandora, Spotify and Apple Music all have big bets on the value of streaming music; Amazon today announced plans to bring its Unlimited music service to more countries.

That’s why Thursday’s report that the company plans to launch a streaming music service in March matters so much: It’s one of the first places millions, including large chunks of teens and young adults, turn for music.

Source: NBC News

Where are the lower prices that Amazon promised at Whole Foods?

Thursday 20:02 GMT

Three months after Amazon bought Whole Foods, promising lower prices and impending savings at the notoriously expensive supermarket, it’s time for a reality check.

They compared prices on 110 items at a Princeton, New Jersey Whole Foods just after Thanksgiving with prices for the same items in August, just ahead of the Amazon deal closing. Despite the latest round of price cuts announced in November, the total price for the Gordon Haskett market basket increased 1 percent from two months earlier.

Source: NBC News

Meet the harpist using traditional Indian music and American jazz to 'bridge worlds'

Saturday 13:36 GMT

Bringi said that while she trained in traditional Indian music, she also grew up heavily influenced by popular music and jazz and was determined to find a way to bring the different genres together.

A Hindustani classical and devotional musician, the 33-year-old incorporates influences from American blues and jazz with the classical Indian music she learned as a child from her parents and classically trained musicians in India.

Source: NBC News

Lauren Conrad on the 5 gifts she's giving this year

Saturday 17:17 GMT

You simply choose whom you are shopping for, what he or she likes and how much you want to spend, then we generate the gifts for you!.

We've already covered Miranda Lambert, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Gabrielle Union, and have many more stars on our list, so check in tomorrow for more!. Welcome to a new series from TODAY Shopping on the gifts that celebrities are giving this holiday season.

Source: Common Domain

Visa Spent a Year Developing a ‘Signature Sound’

Friday 09:57 GMT

Several months ago, 10 Visa marketing employees and agency staffers met to debate the merits and nuances of sounds that could represent the Visa brand.

The new sound, vibration and animation are the culmination of months of global research spanning eight markets, including “neuro-research”—hooking people up to machines and studying their physical reactions to the various sound options. The creation and selection process, which took a little over a year, involved focus groups, three specialist agencies and rounds of elimination to whittle down 200 different sounds.

Source: Common Domain

Advertising Guidelines for Online Sponsored, Branded & Featured Content

Monday 01:31 GMT

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Global News reserves the right to refuse or remove any sponsored, branded or featured content that in our opinion contains false, deceptive, misleading or illegal content that could be seen to lower the reputation, standing, interests and welfare of Global News.

Source: The Week

What makes the human mind so special?

Sunday 10:49 GMT

If this sounds strange, consider how effortlessly we regain consciousness each morning after losing it the night before; how thoughts and emotions — welcome or otherwise — arrive already formed in our minds; how the colors and shapes we see are constructed into meaningful objects or memorable faces without any effort or input from our conscious mind.

The personal narrative is important because it provides information to be stored in your autobiographical memory (the story you tell yourself, about yourself), and gives human beings a way of communicating the things we have perceived and experienced to others.

Source: Common Domain

Deals Help Barnes & Noble Education Make the Grade

Wednesday 19:09 GMT

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Source: Fox News

Trump Jr. won't discuss talks with dad about Russia meeting, lawmaker says

Friday 00:37 GMT

Trump Jr., the eldest son of President Donald Trump, met for more than 10 hours Wednesday with the committee, which is one of three government panels investigating whether Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential race.

Donald Trump Jr. declined to tell lawmakers about conversations he had with his father regarding a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer after emails detailing the meeting were made public, according to the top Democrat on the House Intelligence committee.

Source: Common Domain

How Much Should You Save for Retirement Why the 10% Rule Could Work

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

It is always best to use a savings rate that captures the unique dynamics of your own situation, but it can also be useful to acknowledge the wisdom that can be embedded in rules of thumb—and particularly when we may find ourselves encountering advice that is in stark contrast with conventional wisdom.

You may personally need to save more or less than 10%, but it turns out there may be some valuable wisdom embedded in this rule of thumb that has been missed by critics of the rule.

Source: Global News

A healthy, rich diet may reduce symptoms of multiple sclerosis: study

Saturday 12:41 GMT

New U.S. research suggests that people suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS) may be able to reduce their symptoms by eating a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

And a puppy – helped Ontario woman cope with multiple sclerosis. In the study those who ate the healthiest diet consumed an average of 1.7 servings of whole grains per day, compared to 0.3 servings per day for those with the least healthy diet, and ate 3.3 servings of fruits, vegetables, and legumes per day, compared to 1.7 servings for the unhealthiest group.

Source: New York Times

How Some States Are Helping First-Time Home Buyers

Saturday 17:17 GMT

Efforts to help potential first-time home buyers save for down payments using special tax-favored accounts have been gaining traction in state legislatures.

Some states limit the deduction to buyers who have never owned a home, while others offer it to those who haven’t owned one in the past three years, a nod to potential buyers who may have lost a home in the Great Recession. States typically cap the total amount that can be saved and impose penalties if funds are used for purposes other than a down payment.

Source: NBC News

China remembers 142K killed in massacre, offers 'friendship' to Japan

Today 12:44 GMT

China marked the 80th anniversary of the Nanking Massacre on Wednesday with a call to work with Japan for peace, but President Xi Jinping kept a low profile and left the main public remarks to another senior official.

Ties between China and Japan, the world's second- and third-largest economies, have been plagued by a long-running territorial dispute over a cluster of East China Sea islets and suspicion in China about efforts by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to amend Japan's pacifist constitution.

Source: NBC News

These Heisman Trophy finalists could make college football history

Saturday 16:22 GMT
Source: BBC

Avocado injuries a thing of the past?

Thursday 21:51 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Advertising Guidelines for Online Sponsored, Branded & Featured Content

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: CBS News

Walmart cashier’s act of kindness leaves foster parent in tears

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: CBS News

Anonymous customer buys 58 meals in honor of Las Vegas shooting victims

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: New York Times

How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: New York Times

Eluding Censors, a Magazine Covers Southeast Asia’s Literary Scene

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: NBC News

Raging on, Thomas Fire becomes fifth largest in California history

Tuesday 19:10 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Difficult terrain presents challenges for firefighters battling Thomas fire

Today 00:39 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Fire crews fighting to defend Carpinteria from reenergized Thomas fire

Tuesday 16:23 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Thomas fire leaves behind barren 'moonscape' as it threatens Montecito, Carpinteria

Today 01:33 GMT
Source: Common Domain

At 230,000 acres, Thomas fire is now the fifth-largest wildfire in modern California history

Tuesday 16:23 GMT
Source: CBS News

Suspect's homeland Bangladesh reacts to NYC attack

Today 08:06 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Firefighters ready to protect homes in Montecito should the Thomas fire bear down

Today 01:33 GMT

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