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Why some airlines won't accept a peacock, hamster or even cat as a comfort support animal

cbc news - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 07:54

Miniature horses, monkeys and pigs can legally fly as emotional support animals on at least one Canadian airline, but an advocate for travellers says the vast majority of jet-setting comfort animals are far less exotic and truly necessary accommodation for people with disabilities.

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Industry of dating sites, apps 'very mature,' but fresh investors still take the leap

cbc news - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 04:00

With about two thousand dating services to choose from in North America and millions of users engaging in them, tales of searching digitally for a successful match — for life, or perhaps just for the night — are now so common they've become an intimate part of the way we live.

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Billions at stake as banks, energy regulator head to Supreme Court

cbc news - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 04:00

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear a case this week that could determine whether industrial sites across the country are cleaned up when a company goes bankrupt.

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Canadian Securities Exchange launching blockchain-based clearing house, challenging TMX

cbc news - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 15:53

The Canadian Securities Exchange is planning to launch a blockchain-powered platform to clear and settle securities trades, challenging the monopoly long held by TMX Group Inc. and its own ambitions with the technology.

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Liberals to unveil budget on Feb. 27 as Canada faces trade, competitiveness uncertainty

cbc news - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:49

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will deliver his government's third budget on Feb. 27.

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U.S. tax reform increases chance of 'slow bleed' of investment from Canada: TD

cbc news - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:47

Two of Canada's big banks are sounding the alarm over the negative impact that Canada's economy will see as a result of new tax reform measures in the U.S. under the Trump administration.

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NAFTA talks seeing limited progress, says Canada's chief negotiator

cbc news - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:27

Canada's chief NAFTA negotiator says only limited progress has been made in revamping the continental trade pact.

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Latest U.S. trade complaint says Canada dumping welded pipe

cbc news - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:44

The United States government has a new trade beef with Canada: claims that some pipe products are being dumped on the U.S. market at artificially low prices.

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Thomson Reuters says CEO Jim Smith in hospital

cbc news - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 09:05

Thomson Reuters Corp. chief executive Jim Smith is in a hospital, under observation, the company said Tuesday.

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Surge in global oil supply may overtake demand in 2018, says IEA

cbc news - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:40

The rise in global oil production, led by the United States, is likely to outpace growth in demand this year, the International Energy Agency says.

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Iceland's bitcoin miners will guzzle more energy than its homes in 2018

cbc news - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:23

Iceland is expected to use more energy "mining" bitcoins and other virtual currencies this year than it uses to power its homes.

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Millennials, start your engines — with your smartphones

cbc news - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 04:00

General Motors is bringing its car-sharing app to Toronto. In the U.S., nearly 80 per cent of its users are aged 18-34.

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Sears pensioners try to recoup missing money by going after billions paid to shareholders

cbc news - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 04:00

Sears Canada pensioners will ask a court to appoint a trustee to investigate the nearly $3 billion paid in dividends to Sears Canada shareholders. The hope is to recoup some of the money for Sears retirees and other creditors.

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PBO strikes deal with CRA to get data to measure cost of tax avoidance

cbc news - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 17:14

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said a deal has been struck that will give the parliamentary budget officer the data he needs to conduct an independent analysis of the amount of revenue Ottawa loses each year due to offshore tax havens and other tax avoidance schemes.

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Canadian stocks rally as oil prices, loonie stabilize

cbc news - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 16:54

Canada's main stock index surges more than 200 points in a broad-based advance as U.S. stocks rally for a second session in a row, erasing some of the massive losses suffered last week.

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Trump wants business to take over space station from NASA by 2025

cbc news - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 15:43

The Trump administration wants NASA out of the International Space Station by 2025, and private businesses running the place instead.

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Unilever threatens to pull ads from social media companies due to 'toxic' children's content

cbc news - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 15:06

Consumer goods giant Unilever is threatening to pull ads from popular social media platforms such as Facebook and Google if they do not do more to protect children from "toxic" online content.

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