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Richard Thaler wins Nobel Prize in economics

cbc news - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 06:00

U.S. economist Richard Thaler won the 2017 Nobel Prize in economics for his contributions in the field of behavioural economics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Monday.

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These Canadians are helping the world become replicant ready: Don Pittis

cbc news - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 05:00

Sophisticated Blade Runner-style replicants are unlikely by 2049, but two Canadian women say the world must start now to adjust to robots in our daily lives.

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Targeting scalper bots and 'double ending': CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

cbc news - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 09:00

Miss something this week? Here's the consumer news you need to know from CBC-TV's Marketplace.

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'A complete joke': Laid-off Sears workers say hardship fund cash amounts to nothing after EI cut

cbc news - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 05:00

Laid-off Sears Canada workers say the hardship fund set up to help them is pointless because any payout counts as income and is deducted from their employment insurance benefits.

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NFL Sunday Ticket coming back to some Canadian cable markets

cbc news - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 15:52

After weeks of backlash, frustrated NFL fans in Canada are relieved that some cable companies are once again offering a package that allows viewers to watch any NFL game they desire.

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'We did it the way we intended to': Morneau weathers tax storm of his own making

cbc news - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 05:00

The Liberal government has infuriated small business owners from coast to coast to coast with its recent proposed changes to the tax system, but after weeks of blowback, Finance Minister Bill Morneau isn't shying away.

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Housing affordability set to get even worse next year, big banks warn

cbc news - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 15:41

New buyers can expect home ownership to become even less affordable next year, while current owners will be largely insulated from higher rates.

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Firm behind Fearless Girl statue OKs equal pay settlement

cbc news - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 15:32

The financial services firm behind Wall Street's Fearless Girl statue agreed to pay $5 million to settle federal allegations that it paid female executives less than their male counterparts.

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Tim Hortons franchisee group files lawsuit against parent company

cbc news - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 15:10

The legal battle between a group of Tim Hortons franchisees and their parent company escalated today as the corporate-unsanctioned franchisee association filed a lawsuit alleging Restaurant Brands International, its subsidiary and several executives of subverting their right to associate.

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Spain moves to ease exit of companies out of Catalonia

cbc news - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:22

Spain's government has approved a decree that would make it easier for companies in Catalonia to move the location of their official registration out of the region.

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U.S. economy sheds 33,000 jobs last month, first decline since 2010

cbc news - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 09:16

The U.S. shed 33,000 jobs in September because of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which closed thousands of businesses in Texas and Florida and forced widespread evacuations. It was the first decline in nearly seven years.

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Canada adds 10,000 jobs in September

cbc news - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 08:53

Canada's economy added 10,000 jobs last month, about what economists were expecting, as a surge in full-time work was offset by a loss of part-time positions.

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Anti-dumping duties against Bombardier for CSeries expected today

cbc news - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 08:41

Bombardier should learn today about U.S. anti-dumping duties on its CSeries commercial jet.

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Energy East's cause of death: Business, politics or climate?

cbc news - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 05:00

A look at the important factors — and how they've changed — since the controversial pipeline project was introduced on Aug. 1, 2013

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Electric car takeoff just waiting for inevitable price war: Don Pittis

cbc news - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 05:00

This week Ford and GM announced they are joining the rush to make electric cars mainstream. But who will win the inevitable price war?

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'We remain far apart': Union updates talks to end CAMI strike

cbc news - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 13:43

The union representing 2,800 striking workers at General Motor's CAMI plant in Ingersoll says the two sides remain far apart on "key issues".

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Shopify stock down for a 2nd day after business model challenged by Citron

cbc news - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 12:43

Shopify Inc. stock is trading lower for a second day, following a prominent short-seller's claim that it's running an overvalued get-rich-quick scheme.

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U.S. expected to announce more punishing duties on Bombardier CSeries

cbc news - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:55

Bombardier Inc. is expected to face additional export duties on its CSeries commercial jet when the U.S. Department of Commerce announces preliminary anti-dumping duties later today.

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