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Backlash against tax changes shows how hard it is to promote equality: Don Pittis

cbc news - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 05:00

Reducing economic inequality is a popular idea — provided a government doesn't actually try to do it.

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Expect costlier orange juice after Irma damages groves

cbc news - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 17:20

Hurricane Irma dealt Florida's iconic orange crop a devastating blow, destroying nearly all the fruit in some Southwest Florida groves and seriously damaging groves in Central Florida.

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Greece promises green light for Eldorado gold project

cbc news - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 16:09

Greece said on Wednesday it would grant Canada's Eldorado Gold outstanding permits this week to enable it to fully operate one of its three Greek projects, days after the miner threatened to suspend a major investment in the country.

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National Post workers will try to form a union

cbc news - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 14:45

Workers at Postmedia's National Post newspaper have announced plans to try to form a union.

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Equifax hack likely affected only Canadians with U.S. dealings

cbc news - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 14:38

Equifax Canada's customer service agents are telling callers that only Canadians who have had dealings in the United States are likely to be affected by the massive hack announced last week.

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Canada's housing market seen headed for deceleration over next 5 years

cbc news - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 13:39

Amid tighter housing rules and rising interest rates, the Canadian real estate market is facing several years of "retrenchment" and slow price gains, a new report from Moody's Analytics suggests.

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The future of photography is a camera made of code

cbc news - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 13:32

On devices like the iPhone X, what we think of as a camera is largely a collection of software algorithms — ones that increasingly let us take photos no traditional camera could ever take.

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65% of Canadians are saving for retirement, census shows

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

Two-thirds of Canadian households are setting aside money for retirement, taking advantage of either a registered pension plan, an RRSP or a tax-free savings account, Statistics Canada said Wednesday as it released the latest batch of numbers from the 2016 census.

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Judge to hear arguments on whether to lock up 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli

cbc news - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:32

A judge is set to hear arguments about whether the provocative online antics of former pharmaceuticals company CEO Martin Shkreli are bad enough to put him behind bars.

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Fewer young kids, more seniors in low-income households: census

cbc news - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 08:56

Canadians earned more in 2015 than they did in the previous 10 years, and fewer young children are living in low-income households, according to 2016 census data released by Statistics Canada on Wednesday.

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Tesla Autopilot limitations played big role in fatal crash

cbc news - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 08:38

​Design limitations of the Tesla Model S's Autopilot played a major role in the first known fatal crash of a highway vehicle operating under automated control systems, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board says.

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Hootsuite CEO says tax changes for small business could hamper innovation

cbc news - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 08:16

The head of one of Canada's best-known tech darlings says Ottawa's proposed changes to small business taxes could hamper innovation and prevent Canada from becoming a hotbed for technology giants.

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Florists also feeling impact of Hurricane Irma with fewer flowers on the way

cbc news - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 07:00

The wrath of Hurricane Irma means florists in New Brunswick will have fewer flowers to sell in their shops in the next few weeks.

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Despite a hot economy, federal government will continue borrowing to invest: Morneau

cbc news - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 15:36

Bill Morneau is suggesting that even with the scorching economy he's not planning to lay out a timetable to balance Ottawa's books.

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