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'Manufactured spending': How a university student racked up travel rewards points for free

cbc news - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 05:00

Canadians love collecting rewards points, and some people are finding ways to speed up and supersize the number of points they collect by engaging in 'manufactured spending.'

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Canada launches NAFTA challenge against softwood lumber duties

cbc news - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 16:30

Canada is launching a challenge under the North American Free Trade Agreement against recently announced U.S. duties against Canadian softwood lumber imports.

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Ontario small businesses get a tax cut only months before election

cbc news - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 15:26

With companies up in arms over a looming hike to Ontario's minimum wage and an election barely six months away, the Wynne government is offering small businesses a tax cut and new incentives to hire and retain young workers.

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Toronto, Vancouver house prices set for rise: CIBC report

cbc news - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 15:17

The housing markets in Toronto and Vancouver could resume their previous upward trajectories amid conditions of tight supply and burgeoning demand, according to a new report from CIBC World Markets.

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Canopy Growth reports Q2 loss

cbc news - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:46

Canopy Growth Corp. reported a $1.3-million loss in its latest quarter despite doubling its revenue compared with a year ago, sending its shares lower on Tuesday.

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Reports of oil's death are greatly exaggerated, IEA says in new forecast

cbc news - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:16

Global oil demand is expected to keep rising over the next two decades, albeit at a steadily decreasing pace, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency.

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Work-life balance may be suffering as Canadians spend more time connected to internet

cbc news - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:08

Canadians are leading more and more digitally connected lives, and that's having both positive and negative implications on our well-being, a new Statistics Canada survey suggests.

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EgyptAir signs letter of intent for up to 24 Bombardier CS300s

cbc news - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 07:16

Montreal-based Bombardier Inc. has signed a letter of intent to sell up to 24 CS300 aircraft to EgyptAir Holding Co.

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Tax cuts signalled for small businesses in Ontario, with minimum wage rising

cbc news - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 06:00

These are the tax cuts that Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa could offer to small businesses this afternoon in his fall economic statement.

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Reasons why the Canadian property market refuses to fall: Don Pittis

cbc news - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 05:00

Low inflation, low interest rates and a million new immigrants may all be reasons why the Canadian property boom refuses to die.

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Nebraska regulator to announce Keystone XL permit decision on Nov. 20

cbc news - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 17:52

The Nebraska Public Service Commission announced Monday it will issue its decision on whether to approve the permit to allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline on Nov. 20, the last regulatory hurdle for the controversial project.

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AltaCorp Capital founder remembered after sudden death

cbc news - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 15:49

The founder and chief executive officer of AltaCorp Capital, George Gosbee, is being remembered as a force in Calgary's investment community after his sudden death on Sunday.

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Brookfield Property Partners makes offer for stake in GGP it doesn't already own

cbc news - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:11

Brookfield Property Partners LP is offering $18.8 billion in stock and cash to buy out the shares of U.S. shopping mall owner GGP Inc. that it does not already own, doubling down on the future of brick-and-mortar retail as many merchants come under pressure from e-commerce.

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Alibaba sold more on 'Singles Day' this year than Black Friday and Cyber Monday put together

cbc news - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 11:11

Chinese consumers spent more than $25 billion US on Alibaba on Sunday, turning the e-commerce site's 'Singles Day' promotion into the world's biggest online selling event.

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Light at the end of GE's tunnel? Lighting, more, may be gone

cbc news - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 11:11

General Electric slashed its dividend in half and will attempt to vastly narrow its focus to three key sectors — aviation, health care and energy — as the conglomerate with early ties to Thomas Edison considers shedding even its historic lighting business.

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Softbank invests billions into Uber, to own up to 14%

cbc news - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 09:28

Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank has reached a deal with Uber to invest billions in the ride-hailing giant.

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Bitcoin seesawing: Cryptocurrency gains $1000 after losing almost 1/3 of its value

cbc news - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 09:06

Bitcoin surged on Monday, recovering more than $1,000 after losing almost a third of its value in less than four days as traders bought back into the volatile cryptocurrency.

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