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'A broken system': Why workers are fighting mandatory mail-order drug plans

cbc news - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 05:00

Denying workers a choice in where they can buy their prescription drugs can save companies money, but many workers say the choice is simply too important.

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Sears Canada chairman steps down so he can bid to buy retailer

cbc news - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:07

The executive chairman of Sears Canada has stepped down in order to head up a bid to buy the company.

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Donald Trump disbands business and manufacturing councils as CEOs begin to jump ship

cbc news - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:47

U.S. President Donald Trump announced he is disbanding two advisory panels full of business executives after a number of high-profile CEOs either quit the panels or criticized his response to last weekend's tragic events in Charlottesville, Va.

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CIBC takes over banking business from PC Financial, renames bank Simplii

cbc news - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 09:09

President's Choice is getting out of the banking business, selling its PC Financial unit to CIBC, which will rebrand the bank as Simplii.

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Fiat-Chrysler and BMW team up with Intel to develop self-driving system

cbc news - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 08:35

Fiat Chrysler is teaming up with BMW and Intel to develop an autonomous-driving system.

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What Canadian business hopes to get from NAFTA talks

cbc news - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 06:00

Canadian businesses are hoping U.S. negotiators will be receptive to maintaining, if not improving, the current cross-border flow of goods and workers as the North American Free Trade Agreement is renegotiated, starting today.

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For or against? Business leaders feel forced to take a stand on Trump: Don Pittis

cbc news - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 05:00

Extremist views are forcing business leaders to take a stand on whether to support Trump — part of a growing U.S. polarization that may prove dangerous.

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The Daily Stormer is offline after Google, GoDaddy disable the Neo-Nazi site's account

cbc news - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:05

The tech industry is trying to more actively police online hate speech and incitements to violence.

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Air Berlin files for bankruptcy after key shareholder pulls the plug on funding

cbc news - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:55

Germany's second largest airline, Air Berlin, has filed for bankruptcy protection after its main shareholder said it would make no more financing available following years of unsuccessful turnaround attempts.

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Amazon offers refunds to customers who bought fake eclipse glasses

cbc news - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:15

Amazon is contacting customers who may have bought defective knockoff glasses on its website thinking they could protect their eyes during the Aug. 21 solar eclipse.

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Minimum wage hikes next year will cost grocery chain Metro up to $50M, company says

cbc news - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:50

Ontario's recent decision to hike its minimum wage to $15 an hour would cost Metro up to $50 million next year and put "significant pressure" on the entire industry, the grocery chain's CEO said Tuesday.

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Average price of Canadian home sold in July inched down 0.3% to $478,696 in past year

cbc news - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 09:20

The average sale price of a Canadian home has fallen by 0.3 per cent in the past year, the first yearly decline since 2013.

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Top CEOs begin exodus from White House council after Trump's response to Charlottesville

cbc news - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 23:55

The CEOs of athletic wear manufacturer Under Armour, computer chip maker Intel and pharmaceutical company Merck resigned Monday from the White House's American Manufacturing Council.

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Under Armour CEO latest to drop out from Trump council

cbc news - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 21:28

The CEO of athletic wear manufacturer Under Armour is resigning from the President's American Manufacturing Council, saying his company "engages in innovation and sports, not politics."

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Trump's tweets 'are hurting him,' says former McDonald's CEO

cbc news - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 19:39

The former CEO of McDonald's calls U.S. President Donald Trump "childish" and says he should "quit tweeting."

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McDonald's Canada marking 50th birthday with 67-cent hamburgers

cbc news - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 16:46

McDonald's is selling hamburgers for 67 cents this Wednesday to celebrate the opening of its first restaurant in Canada 50 years ago.

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U.K. cybersecurity researcher Marcus Hutchins pleads not guilty to U.S. charges

cbc news - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 14:25

A British cybersecurity researcher credited with helping curb a recent worldwide ransomware attack pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges accusing him of creating malicious software to steal banking information three years ago.

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