KeatsConnelly Cross-Border Weekly Best of the Web 2013-9-13

web-search-greyEvery week we share news stories, blog articles and other interesting stuff from around the web that received the most views, shares, comments and overall interest on various KeatsConnelly social media outlets. This week we offer a mix of articles discussing taxes on Americans in Canada,  world happiness ratings, and Canadian personal debt.

Flaherty says tax deal near on Americans living in Canada  (www.theglobeandmail.com) Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said a deal is near that could see Canadian authorities begin collecting financial information on Americans living in Canada and remit it to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Flaherty said Monday that he expects to reach an agreement “before too long” with the U.S. government…

Is the world becoming a happier place? Contentment has nudged up around the globe, UN report says (www.nationalpost.com)Mexicans are happier than Americans. Venezuelans are happier than British. Angolans and Zimbabweans, though comparatively miserable, are getting happier by the day, but Jamaicans..

Canadians richer but saddled with record debt burden  (www.theglobeandmail.com) Canadians are getting richer, but are saddled with troubling levels of debt, underscoring the vulnerability of some families when interest rates inevitably rise…

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

 

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