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Netflix makes first ever acquisition, buying comic book publisher Millarworld

cbc news - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 11:39

Netflix says it made its first acquisition, comic book publisher Millarworld, with plans to turn its characters into new films and shows for the video streaming service.

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U.S. stocks flat as TSX closed for August holiday

cbc news - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 10:42

U.S. stocks are little changed in early trading on a holiday Monday in Canada, as technology companies are rising while energy companies slip with the price of oil.

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General Motors recalls nearly 800,000 pickup trucks worldwide

cbc news - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 09:26

The company says the vehicles can temporarily lose electric power steering assist, especially during low-speed turns.

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Once again, Keystone XL's fate lies in Nebraska's hands

cbc news - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 05:00

Five months after being approved by the U.S. government, TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline will once again be the focus of discussions this week at the project's public hearings in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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The science of sausages and rethinking antibiotic advice: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

cbc news - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 09:00

Miss something this week? Here's the consumer news you need to know.

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After years of turbulence, ultra-low-cost carriers could finally take flight in Canada

cbc news - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 05:00

The lure of ultra-low-fare airlines is clear for both passengers and the airlines themselves. But the movement is having some trouble taking off in Canada.

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Tentative deal could end 18-month strike at Halifax Chronicle Herald

cbc news - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 15:08

In a joint statement, the Halifax Chronicle Herald's owner Saltwire Network and the Halifax Typographical Union say a deal has been reached to end the 18-month strike.

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Experts: Lack of remorse could bite 'Pharma Bro'

cbc news - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 07:50

Less than an hour after a jury convicted Martin Shkreli of securities fraud, the so-called "Pharma Bro" was back at his New York City apartment doing what comes naturally: trash talking in a live-stream on YouTube.

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Nissan workers reject United Auto Workers in Mississippi

cbc news - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 06:27

Workers at a Nissan assembly plant in Mississippi have voted against forming a union, adding to decades of futility by United Auto Workers organizers at foreign-owned auto plants in the American South.

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Coding may not be all it's cracked up to be when it comes to getting a job in the future

cbc news - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 05:00

Coding isn't the employment "silver bullet" many make it out to be, according to a report from Institute for the Future. And what if instead of stealing your job, a robot made it better?

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Out of the frying pan: Weird dishes send bacon prices soaring

cbc news - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 05:00

A surge in demand for strange — or at least non-traditional — bacon dishes has led to a startling rise in the price of bacon. But while the price you're paying at the grocery store has jumped, processor-packaging tricks mean you might not have noticed.

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To get corporate taxes down, U.S. might cut back on mortgage interest deduction

cbc news - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 15:41

The Trump administration is considering reducing the annual $1 million mortgage deduction cap for U.S. homeowners as a part of its broader tax reform, despite earlier promises to protect the tax advantage, Politico reported on Friday.

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Martin Shkreli found guilty of securities fraud, other charges

cbc news - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 15:03

Pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli has been found guilty of several, but not all, of the charges he faced at his trial in New York City.

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Sales perk up at Second Cup for first time since 2015

cbc news - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 14:40

The coffee chain says during its second quarter ended July 1 it had a 0.7 per cent increase in same-store sales — a key retail metric measuring sales at locations open for at least a year. That's the first positive showing since the end of 2015.

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Plan for pot paradise: California Gold Rush town to be rebuilt as cannabis-themed resort

cbc news - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:53

One of the U.S.'s largest cannabis companies has bought the entire California desert town of Nipton, with plans to turn it into a marijuana resort destination.

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Volkswagen executive pleads guilty in U.S. in diesel emissions scandal

cbc news - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 10:30

A German Volkswagen executive pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy and fraud charges in Detroit in a scheme to cheat emission rules on nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles.

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Bell, Telus phone service down in parts of Atlantic region

cbc news - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 10:12

Bell Aliant landline and cellphone services are down in parts of Atlantic Canada. Telus, Virgin and Koodo users also appear to be among those affected.

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Trade deficit widens to $3.6B in June as exports pull back from record highs

cbc news - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 09:08

The gap between what Canada sells to the world and what it buys stretched to $3.6 billion in June, as exports fell back from recent highs while imports increased.

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Canada adds 11,000 jobs in July, jobless rate drops to lowest level since 2008

cbc news - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 08:43

Canada's economy added 11,000 jobs last month, in line with what economists had been expecting.

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