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Week In Review

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32-year-old Peruvian woman alleges Mike Duffy is her father

Marvel recreates Thor as a woman

Yellen’s jibe at stock sectors echoes Greenspan’s warning in 1996

Lake Ontario locals relieved as shark video turns out to be a marketing hoax

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella unveils plans to slash 18,000 jobs

Comic book legend Archie Andrews dies saving his friend

Inflation at highest in almost 2 1/2 years as food costs spike

Rupert Murdoch, believed to crave Time Warner's HBO, rebuffed in $80-billion bid for TW

The week's top business videos

Jobs and housing: Canada's stark East-West divide

Jacqueline Nelson: J. Crew's sizing blunder: What is a 'triple zero' anyway?

Comics are big business (particularly when Thor is so shapely)

Jacqueline Nelson: Why Netflix Canada gaining Disney is good for some, but not all

The week in Business Briefing

As house prices rise, Fitch warns Canada may have to act again

The 10 most endangered jobs (and one of them is mine)

Real minimum wages in Canada haven't budged in almost four decades

Are Canada's provinces too exposed to the 'mood' of foreign investors?

Condo rentals surge in Toronto, but renters expected to pay more

The week in Streetwise (for subscribers)

Boyd Erman: Six developments that would make the second half of 2014 exciting

Tim Kiladze: How David Goodman aims to get back to wealth management

Jacqueline Nelson: RBC adds to U.S. investment banking team

Tim Kiladze and Jeffrey Jones: Are 'divcos' the new income trusts?

Janet McFarland: Brokerage industry mulls ending monopoly on training

The week in real estate

Tara Perkins: Ottawa's cooling measures could speed Toronto condo price decline: economist

Canadian homes sales beat expectations, surge in June

Vancouver and Toronto property prices start to percolate again

Why Fitch is sticking to its 20% Canadian home price overvaluation

RBC touting U.S. mortgages for cash-paying snowbirds

The week in ROB Insight (for subscribers)

Ian McGugan: China's role in Vancouver's roaring real estate market

Brian Milner: German watchdog sticks a fork into sausage cartel

David Parkinson: Why Canada's jobs picture is much rosier than you thought

Brian Milner: The future is content - and Murdoch's empire needs it

Todd Hirsch: The economics behind Albertans' love of dining out

The week's top news

Christine Dobby: Canadians' telecom costs rising, despite Ottawa's efforts

Iain Marlow: Apple-IBM partnership targets BlackBerry's main customer base

Kevin Carmichael: Yellen signals Fed won't be fooled again on economy

David Parkinson: Poloz signals rate hike to stay on back burner

David Hains: Microsoft announces 18,000 job cuts as Nadella strives to refocus tech giant

The week's must-reads

Iain Marlow: Entrepreneurs abuzz over Washington's legalized marijuana

Jeff Gray: Alleged Rodin sculpture back in the spotlight

Shawn McCarthy: In the heart of the oil sands, a new fight over pipelines

Rachelle Younglai: Barrick Gold management shakeup solidifies chairman's authority

Jacqueline Nelson: Lego's blueprint for success, one brick at a time

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