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Stymied by regulators, Airbnb looks to luxury vacations, hotels for growth

cbc news - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:04

Airbnb is rolling out new services aimed at attracting travellers looking for luxury accommodations and traditional hotels, the latest move to contend with sputtering growth in its original home-renting business.

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Boeing applies to stay in race to supply Canada with fighter jets despite trade dispute

cbc news - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 14:02

Boeing Co, which is locked in a trade dispute with the Canadian government, has applied to stay in the race to supply Canada with 88 new fighter jets, the government said on Thursday.

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Loblaw facing 'facing significant headwinds' as Q4 profits fall

cbc news - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:22

Loblaw Companies Ltd. reported a drop in its fourth-quarter profit, hit by costs related to the announcement of its PC Optimum loyalty rewards program and the fallout from its admission of participation in an alleged industry-wide price-fixing conspiracy.

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December retail sales slide, ending three-month run of increases

cbc news - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 09:00

A run of three straight months of increases in retail activity ended in December as sales were off by 0.8 per cent for the month, Statistics Canada says.

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GM cutback in car production at Oshawa plant to be extended: report

cbc news - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 08:25

General Motors Co. is reportedly extending a cutback in car production at its plant in Oshawa, Ont., into April and May before it begins a second shift to produce pickup trucks later this year.

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CIBC tops Q1 profit expectations, hikes dividend

cbc news - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 08:03

CIBC says it is boosting its quarterly payment to common shareholders by three cents to $1.33 per share as the bank reported first-quarter earnings that were better than the market had been forecasting.

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Why politics is driving a new wave of protectionism: Don Pittis

cbc news - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 04:00

Economics likes to claim free trade is bias-free and rational. But a growing wave of global protectionism reveals trade arguments are always political.

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Ford North America president out after inappropriate behaviour

cbc news - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:12

Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday that its president for North America Raj Nair was leaving the company effective immediately following an investigation into reports of inappropriate behaviour.

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B.C. wine group to challenge Alberta ban, calling it 'unconstitutional'

cbc news - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:30

The B.C. Wine Institute says it is seeking an injunction against Alberta’s ban on vintages from this province.

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U.K. bank RBS tests 'digital human' teller to help customers

cbc news - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:52

A subsidiary of British banking giant Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is running a pilot program using an artificial intelligence (AI) powered "digital human" to help customers with basic banking questions.

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