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Garth Drabinsky, Livent Inc. co-founder, arrives for the last day of closing arguments at the courthouse in Toronto, Ont. Jan. 7/2009.

Guilty verdicts in Livent case

Entertainment company founders guilty of fraud and forgery for misstating the company's financial statements

Act quickly or face deeper troubles, Geithner warns

U.S. Treasurer tells lawmakers broader powers needed to stabilize economy

Vaccine refusals spur outbreak fears

Hundreds of thousands in Ukraine refuse immunizations, a trend being seen worldwide, and disease could spread beyond its borders

Volunteer armies brace for Red River's rising

Swamped by rain and snow, southern Manitoba faces prospect of highest water levels since 'Flood of the Century'

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Ian Brown

Why Twitter is a matter of life and death

Join Globe feature writer Ian Brown as he examines the urge to tweet - 140 characters at a time



Spirit of the West

Beppi Crosariol looks at the red wines of the Okanagan Valley



Live Blog: Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

Our readers debated as our reporters blogged from the public forum hosted Tuesday night by The Globe, CTV and UBC


Report on Business 

Oilexco draws offer for North Sea assets

Premier Oil of U.K. says it will pay $500-million for insolvent operations of Calgary company, but debt-ridden junior will receive only $1 in the deal

U.S. economy shows new signs of life

Orders for durable goods and new home sales both rose unexpectedly in February

Vandals attack home of ex-RBS chief

Known as Fred the Shred, former CEO's bailout and pension have sparked anger

Nesting consumers drive up demand for digital cable

Cable companies gain windfall as demand for their newest services booms


Ontario to forge ahead with sales tax reform

Provincial budget will include harmonization designed to boost competitiveness, but McGuinty risks angering consumers

Top soldier's farewell cost taxpayers $270,000

Hillier says event was not a retirement party but a change-of-command ceremony that also honoured families of fallen soldiers

Inspectors leave some problems with bottled water unreported

Canadian Food Inspection Agency defends policies of public disclosure

Authorities arrest nine, seize two helicopters in massive drug bust

Police say smugglers in choppers dropped B.C. marijuana in U.S., returned with cash and cocaine

Stapler threat left no time to warn, Mountie tells inquiry

RCMP supervisor says he checked pulse of man who died after taser shock, but his first-aid training had expired in 2002

Canadian Politics 

Tories put up $60-million to relieve swamped EI system

Claims being processed on time, Conservatives insist, but opposition calls for bigger changes to clean up administrative 'catastrophe'

Toews supports new crime rate measure

Says existing methods do not capture full extent of crime in Canada

Liberals sign off on emergency $3-billion stimulus fund

'The probation officer is an accomplice,' Layton says in decrying Ignatieff's decision to support Tory measure

Former MP Bill Blaikie wins one of two Manitoba by-elections

NDP government easily retains both seats

PC staffer sacked over alleged hacking attempt

Runciman confirms police investigation into suspected ‘interference' with Ontario Liberal party website


LeT threatens more Kashmir violence

Pakistan-based militant group blamed for Mumbai attacks has waged five-day battle with Indian troops

Sudan president lands in Egypt

Part of first high-profile trip since international court ordered his arrest on war-crime charges in Darfur

Bomb kills 10 civilians in eastern Afghanistan

Three Australian soldiers were wounded in another blast in the south

Netanyahu says he'll push for peace

Israel's incoming prime minister promises to resume peace talks with Palestinians after he takes office

Australian beekeeper murdered colleague for his honey

Man sentenced to life in prison after jury took less than a day to convict


Having kids costly for educated moms

Statistics Canada report helps shed light on why more Canadian women are delaying childbirth and having fewer children

B.C. wines face homecoming test

B.C. wine region finally comes of age this week as the 31st edition of the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival elevates its home province to centre stage

Restaurant review: Where's the wow?

Jean-Georges is a culinary legend. But this repackaging of his greatest hits can't match Vancouver's own fusion standards

Facts & Arguments Essay: My life as a fat girl

I'd rather have strangers laugh at my self-deprecating jokes than smile at me patronizingly


Helmet testing may become mandatory

Health Canada unveils new certification process

Food for thought: Real men ought to eat tofu

Males who eat plenty of soy foods are less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to a new study


Killer whales seen in Gulf of Mexico

One expert says it may be time to increase estimates on how many of the creatures are living there

50 new species found

Discoveries in Papua New Guinea include brilliant green tree frog with huge black eyes, jumping spiders and striped gecko

El Nino study challenges global warming belief

1918 event far stronger than previously thought, challenging notion climate change is making episodes more intense


Britain may snoop on social websites

Plan to monitor sites like Facebook part of fight against terrorism, government says

Top Google execs keep $1 salaries amid turmoil

Combined fortunes for the three men plunged by a combined $25.8-billion in 2008

Seriously short stories

On Twitter, authors are finding a new way to flex their creative muscles – and soak up instant reader feedback in the process


Jones clinches playoff berth

But 7-5 loss to Jensen on Wednesday drops Canadian rink to third place at women's world curling championship

Oilers fall to Red Wing sucker punch

With the defending champs on the ropes, Edmonton can't put them away and pays the price

Leafs steal the show

Although Ovechkin scores his 51st goal of the season, Joseph robs Russian to win shootout

Canucks hot on Flames' heels

Vancouver's win over Dallas keeps team just three points back of Calgary in division

Habs snap losing streak

Tanguay has five points as Montreal ends five-game string of reverses


McGuinty to block resale of Ontario event tickets

Tickets could not be sold at higher prices; one lawyer points out laws already ban practice

Easter bunnies on the skids

You've got to pay attention to a Quebec filmmaker who's willing to spend his first feature film in a fuzzy pink suit

Art dealers drop controversial 'Painters 11' trademark

'There's kind of been mass hysteria over this thing'

A career clocked at lightning speed

Pop singer Valerie Poxleitner changed her name to LIGHTS (all upper case letters) for 'style and flair'

A songwriter's holy trinity

Nova Scotia rocker Joel Plaskett reflects on touring, composing, and inviting listeners on a long ride


The Volkswagen Tiguan, Subaru Forester, Honda Element and Jeep Patriot received top scores among a dozen small sport utility vehicles tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Poor rating for Kia Sportage's roof in crash test

Small Business

California Innovations

Meeting his 'Target'


Washington, D.C., annual cherry blossom festival

Where heads of state lay their heads


The University of Windsor's Department of Athletics announced plans to kill six varsity teams, including men's and women's curling.

Athletics fall victim to recession

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The women who make the games we play

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