KeatsConnelly Cross-Border Weekly Best of the Web 2013-4-26

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This week we bring you an eclectic mix of articles and opinion pieces ranging from a comparison of Canadian and US housing markets to an expose on the US financial services industry.

How do Canadian and U.S. house price fundamentals stack up? (www.theglobeandmail.com) – Canadians are obsessed with whether or not our housing market is going to suffer a “U.S.-style” correction. It’s by now widely accepted that corrections are happening in key Canadian cities. Sure, there are still pockets of strength – Calgary and the detached market in Toronto, for example – but most markets are seeing rising inventory and falling sales, which typically foretell price weakness.…

Americans head north for affordable college degrees (www.nbcnews.com) – MONTREAL, Canada — Eric Andreasen is a college student from Portland, Maine, who has his sights set on a career working for a lawmaker in the nation’s capital. But even though the political science major plans to go straight to Capitol Hill when he graduates this spring, he will have a degree from a Canadian college — McGill University in Montreal…

Homeland Security’s proposed new Canada-U.S. border fee for all vehicles prompts alarm in New York (www.nationalpost.com) – The U.S. government is proposing to charge a new fee for every vehicle or pedestrian crossing the U.S.-Canada border — an idea that has prompted fierce objections from New York lawmakers who claim the levy would stifle transboundary commerce and undermine recent efforts to ease the flow of people and goods between the two countries…

Brokers slammed in PBS documentary (www.investmentnews.com) – The struggles Americans face in saving for retirement are blamed largely on financial advisers in a PBS documentary aired Monday night. In “The Retirement Gamble,” a new film for PBS’ “Frontline” series, producers point to the fees investors are charged in their 401(k)s — largely made up of mutual fund fees and commissions — as the biggest obstacle standing in the way of being able to save for retirement…

Come back next week for more interesting news and articles. Enjoy your weekend!

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