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Apple: More Money Than God

Under CEO Steve Jobs, Apple backed away from the brink of bankruptcy in the late 1990s to become the most valuable company in the world.  Jobs’ vision is credited with a string of innovations, from the iMac to the iPod, iPhone and iPad, which piled profit onto the company and led to cash-on-hand stockpile that is the largest on Wall Street.  Indeed, at one point, the cash on hand available to Apple, or its liquidity, was greater than that of the US Treasury.

Apple: More Money Than God

Source: National Post

The History Of Road Signs

Simplified and standardized signs facilitate international road travel and break down the barriers caused by language and cultural difference.

The History Of Road Signs

Source: Europcar

Top 10 Weirdest Things Found In Hire Cars

Europcar hires out thousands of vehicles every day, so it’s not surprising that sunglasses, CDs, mobile phones and keys are among the most common things left behind in hire cars.  But sometimes stranger items can also turn up…

Top 10 Weirdest Things Found In Hire Cars

Source: Europcar

When Is Foreclosure Right For You?

When you’ve been served a foreclosure notice, you have so much on your mind.  Are you really that behind in payments?  Can you keep your house?  Where will you live?  Will you ever be able to buy again?  Foreclosure can be the right path for some homeowners.  Decide whether this or another option is right for your family, and learn how to protect yourself if you feel you’re not deserving of foreclosure or you don’t trust the individual or service that has contacted you.

When Is Foreclosure Right For You?

Source: McFarlin

Enforcing The Libyan No-Fly Zone

A no-fly zone establishes an area in which aircraft may not take off, and is policed by international air forces, but Britain, France and its allies in the effort to stop Muammar Gaddafi from killing his own people now have a mandate that goes even further.  UN Resolution 1973 authorizes member states to take “all necessary measures” to protect Libya’s people from forces loyal to Col. Gaddafi.  Notwithstanding a Libyan claim to have declared an immediate ceasefire, the measure is expected to lead, at least, to the use of international air power to stop Libyan government forces from using their air force to pummel civilians and rebels.  A coalition of European, North American and Middle Eastern countries armed with modern and sophisticated weapons – including Canada – stood ready to do just that.

Enforcing The Libyan No-Fly Zone

Source: National Post