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April inflation reading expected to sprout up

cbc news - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 05:00

Following two months of declines in the consumer price index, economists are looking for a higher inflation reading when figures for April come out on Friday.

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Bombardier signs 6-year, $700M IT contract with IBM

cbc news - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:43

Bombardier Inc. says it has awarded a six-year contract with IBM worth about $700 million to improve its information technology operations in its rail and aerospace operations.

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Chanel accused of cultural appropriation over $1,725 boomerang

cbc news - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:21

Venerable French fashion house Chanel is facing an online backlash for offering an accessory that critics say appropriates the cultural heritage of Australia's Aboriginal people for profit.

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U.S. plan to extend laptop ban to European flights would add delays and cost $1B, IATA says

cbc news - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:16

A proposal to ban laptops in cabin on flights between Europe and North America isn't even official yet, but critics already say it would cost travellers $1 billion US a year and be a nightmare to implement.

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Stocks skid amid Trump turmoil

cbc news - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:27

North American markets are sharply lower after reports of a leaked memo by former FBI chief James Comey caused alarm on Capitol Hill, raising questions about whether President Donald Trump tried to interfere with a federal investigation.

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Ontario man in custody in U.S. after alleged Air Canada assault

cbc news - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 09:51

Ontario man is in custody after allegedly assaulting Air Canada staff and trying to open the doors of the plane.

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Ford to cut 1,400 jobs by the end of this summer

cbc news - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 09:42

Ford plans to cut 10 per cent of its workforce across North America and Asia this summer, but most job cuts are expected to be voluntary.

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Ottawa vows to stop forced bumping due to overbooked flights, but critics question if plan will work

cbc news - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 05:00

Ottawa is promising that the days of forcibly bumping passengers from overbooked flights will soon be over. But some critics wonder if such a promise is too good to be true.

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Tax adviser to revenue minister attended KPMG-sponsored Madrid conference, parties

cbc news - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 05:00

A Liberal government appointee named to crack down on offshore tax avoidance in the wake of the KPMG scandal attended a Madrid conference and social events where the embattled accounting firm was a top financial sponsor, a Fifth Estate/Enquête investigation has found.

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New passenger bill of rights spells out compensation for air travellers

cbc news - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 17:09

Airlines won't be allowed to bump passengers from a flight against their will under a new passenger bill of rights introduced today in a package of amendments to the Canada Transportation Act that also change foreign ownership limits for airlines and requires railways to install voice and video recorders in locomotives.

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Some Starbucks in U.S. and Canada go cash only after payment systems crash

cbc news - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 13:57

Some U.S. and Canadian Starbucks Corp. stores were only accepting cash on Tuesday because of a payment system outage that the company blamed on an overnight software update.

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United Airlines says cockpit door codes may have been published online

cbc news - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 13:47

Codes to gain access to United Airlines cockpits may have been made public, the carrier said on Monday, but it stopped short of confirming a report that a flight attendant inadvertently published the codes online in a potential threat to air security.

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