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U.S. likely to expand airline laptop ban to include some European countries

cbc news - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 20:37

The Trump administration is likely to expand a ban on laptops on commercial aircraft to include some European countries, but is reviewing how to ensure lithium batteries stored in luggage holds do not explode in midair, officials briefed on the matter said on Wednesday.

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King canola, fewer cows, aging producers: Digging into the agriculture census

cbc news - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 18:51

Fewer and slightly older Canadian producers are planting more cropland on larger farms and are making relatively stable profits, according to the 2016 Census of Agriculture released Wednesday.

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Boeing halts test flights of new 737 Max over engine issue

cbc news - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 16:46

Boeing is suspending test flights of a new commercial airplane because of possible problems with a key engine part.

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Air Canada and WestJet score poorly on ranking of airline customer satisfaction

cbc news - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 15:45

Despite recent high-profile examples of outrageous air travel incidents, customers say they are more satisfied than ever with the service they get from airlines, a new survey suggests.

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Canadian energy drink maker faces backlash from New Zealanders over Maori name and design

cbc news - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 15:05

New Zealanders in Canada have filed a complaint with their home country's High Commission over the Haka energy drink, saying it appropriates Maori culture.

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CP Rail shifts focus from acquisitions to fixing labour strife

cbc news - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 14:47

After 100 days as the new CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway, Keith Creel is vowing to turn his attention away from mergers and acquisitions and instead focus on improving the strained relationship with employees in attempt to avoid another strike.

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National Energy Board to announce revised scope of Energy East pipeline review

cbc news - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 13:24

Canada's national energy regulator says it will announce after stock markets close today the revised scope of its review of the Energy East pipeline.

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Second Cup CEO Alix Box leaves company

cbc news - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 12:29

Coffee chain Second Cup Ltd., which has been working on a turnaround amid strong market competition, says CEO Alix Box is leaving the company today.

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Snap Inc. faces biggest test as public company Wednesday: its first earnings report

cbc news - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 12:10

Snapchat has followed in many of Twitter and Facebook's footsteps, but it will try to avoid a big one on Wednesday: having its stock crater after it releases its first earnings as a public company.

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Home Capital Group says its deposits continue to fall

cbc news - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 10:53

Home Capital Group stock retreated Wednesday after it disclosed that deposits to its savings accounts continue to dwindle as it tries to restore investor confidence.

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CPP withholds support for Bombardier executive chair Pierre Beaudoin

cbc news - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 09:04

Bombardier Inc. faced fresh pension fund opposition to the re-election of its executive chairman and the Quebec government said the plane and train maker should listen to the growing number of institutional shareholders citing governance concerns.

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Good grief! Charlie Brown now Canadian-owned as DHX buys majority stake in Peanuts

cbc news - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 08:50

The deal will see DHX Media Ltd. buy the entertainment division of Iconix Brand Group Inc., which includes an 80 per cent controlling interest in Peanuts and a 100 per cent interest in Strawberry Shortcake, according to a company news release.

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Millions in suspected Russian crime proceeds flowed through Canadian banks, companies

cbc news - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 05:00

A powerful Russian crime syndicate that’s accused of laundering hundreds of millions of dollars around the world appears to have also flowed millions through nearly 30 Canadian bank accounts.

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Marijuana startups get new funding from 'streaming' deals

cbc news - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 05:00

Some major players in the Canadian cannabis industry are bankrolling smaller Canadian marijuana companies, using so-called "streaming" deals to finance their growth plans.

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U.S. businesses wary of falling behind in climate tech: Don Pittis

cbc news - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 05:00

As President Donald Trump ponders a final decision on the Paris climate deal, a U.S. about-face on climate change could damage business leadership in innovation.

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Millions of Ontario workers get no sick pay, but that could change

cbc news - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 05:00

Some three million workers in Ontario have no right to any paid sick days, but that could soon change if the Wynne government reforms the province's employment laws.

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Fast-food chain Freshii agrees to comply with calorie counts on menu boards

cbc news - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 17:58

The popular fast-food chain Freshii says it will "meet the minimum compliance as required" under Ontario's law to post calorie counts on menu boards.

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Health Canada finds lead in Ardene jewelry, months after retailer vowed 'more stringent monitoring'

cbc news - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 17:33

Months after Canadian fashion retailer Ardene vowed stricter monitoring to keep toxic metals out of its jewelry, Health Canada has recalled two types of necklaces sold in its stores that the agency found contain lead.

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