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A 'short-selling troll': Shopify CEO fires back at firm that issued critical report

cbc news - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:11

The top executive at Ottawa-based Shopify Inc. has fired back at a high-profile American short seller who recently issued a critical report on the company, which led to a sharp drop in its share price.

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Swedish court acquits Bombardier employee in Azerbaijan bribery trial

cbc news - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:04

A Russian employee in the Swedish branch of Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier was acquitted Wednesday of aggravated bribery in one of Sweden's biggest corruption cases to date.

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Academic freedom compromised by U of C, watchdog group finds

cbc news - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:00

The Canadian Association of University Teachers has concerns about both conflict of interest policy and academic freedom at the University of Calgary. U of C said issues already investigated with no wrongdoing found.

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'Anger, betrayal': Sears staff speak out about demise of the company and their jobs

cbc news - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 05:00

It was a day of confusion, anger and sadness for Sears workers on Tuesday when they learned that the retailer is making plans to close its remaining 130 stores.

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Unprecedented trove of data maps China's growing global reach and self-interest of its aid

cbc news - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 00:00

New data on more than 4,300 projects in 150 countries indicate China's foreign aid contributions have almost matched those of the world's largest foreign aid donor, the United States.

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Revenue Canada to tax employee discounts but Ottawa says it's not 'targeting' retail workers

cbc news - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:52

The national revenue minister says she is not looking to target the country's retail workers, even after Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) issued new guidelines to business owners that would pave the way for taxes on merchandise purchased with an employee discount.

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Boeing aims PR offensive at Canada to underline economic importance

cbc news - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:32

Boeing is seeking to remind Canada how much it contributes to the country's economy with a public relations offensive. The television, radio and online campaign coincides with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's trip to Washington and his meeting Wednesday with U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Canada tops G7 in latest IMF estimate for 2017 economic growth, No. 2 in 2018

cbc news - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 15:07

The International Monetary Fund has raised its estimate for Canada's economic growth rate for this year and 2018, putting it at or near the top of the heap among advanced economies.

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Sears Canada to ask court for permission to liquidate all remaining stores

cbc news - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:57

Sears Canada says it plans to seek court approval to begin liquidation of all its remaining stores and assets.

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Negotiations to end CAMI strike resume

cbc news - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:48

After taking a break for the long weekend, negotiators for General Motors and Unifor have resumed talks at a Woodstock, Ontario hotel.

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Magna joins BMW, Intel in self-driving vehicle development

cbc news - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:22

Canadian auto parts producer Magna International Inc. said on Tuesday it had joined a consortium including BMW and Intel Corp to develop a self-driving vehicle platform for the use of auto makers by 2020.

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Dove faces backlash for ad showing black woman removing shirt to reveal white woman

cbc news - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 09:30

A social media outcry over an ad for Dove body wash that showed a black woman removing her top to reveal a white woman has escalated into a public relations disaster for the Unilever brand.

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Netflix launches campaign to set record straight about $500M Canadian investment

cbc news - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:25

Netflix Inc. offers more details about the streaming company's plans to spend $500 million on making Canadian content, as it defends its tax status in Canada.

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'He was using the account as his private piggy bank': financial adviser generates over $250,000 in commissions

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

A Vancouver senior is suing her former financial adviser and his investment firm, claiming her retirement nest egg was decimated largely by excessive commissions her broker earned by purchasing risky investments she didn't authorize.

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May stares down EU in Brexit talks that have made little progress

cbc news - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 15:23

Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday there is a positive "new dynamic" in Brexit talks, with Britain and the European Union nearing agreement on the rights of 4 million citizens whose lives will be affected by the split.

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'The war on coal is over:' Trump administration to terminate Obama's climate plan

cbc news - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 12:54

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says he will sign a new rule overriding the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.

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Pop-up shops may be temporary, but the retail trend is here to stay

cbc news - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:39

While the pop-up shop may have started as a way for online retailers to stage a lower-risk experiment with a physical presence, the temporary storefront has developed into a marketing tool for established brands, often ones that already boast multiple locations.

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