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New connections, new opportunity: 1,200 km Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link comes to N.W.T.

cbc news - Sun, 06/11/2017 - 14:51

A nearly 1,200-kilometre fibre optic line stretching across the Northwest Territories is set to come online, making everything from video streaming to data collection easier in the Mackenzie Valley.

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Uber management shakeup may see embattled CEO Travis Kalanick stepping away

cbc news - Sun, 06/11/2017 - 14:10

Uber Technologies Inc's board will discuss Chief Executive Travis Kalanick temporarily stepping away from the embattled ride-hailing firm and consider sweeping changes to the company's management practices at a meeting on Sunday, according to a person familiar with the situation.

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'Chicken loop' wrangle: Kiteboard safety-release inventors blame legal blunder for millions lost

cbc news - Sun, 06/11/2017 - 11:00

Vancouver Island inventors who pioneered kiteboarding safety are fighting in B.C. Supreme Court for millions they claim they lost due to a patent filing error.

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Planning a trip? Some food for thought: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

cbc news - Sun, 06/11/2017 - 05:00

Miss something this week? Here's the consumer news you need to know.

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Canadians' thirst for wireless data is growing — and so is the cry for unlimited plans

cbc news - Sun, 06/11/2017 - 05:00

Canada’s telecom market is booming thanks to our unquenchable thirst for wireless data. That leads some customers to question why major Canadian providers aren’t offering a range of cellular plans with unlimited data — like they do in the U.S.

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Sam Panopoulos, Canadian inventor of Hawaiian pizza, dies at 83

cbc news - Sat, 06/10/2017 - 10:34

The Canadian restaurateur credited with inventing the Hawaiian pizza, daring to top it with pineapple in a move that earned the wrath of pizza purists like Iceland's president, has died at age 83 in London, Ont.

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Canada hit with another flour recall, more illnesses due to 2nd E. coli outbreak

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

Canada is facing yet another flour recall over a product that could be contaminated with harmful E. coli bacteria. It comes on the heels of a separate national flour recall sparked by another E. coli outbreak that made some people so sick they ended up in hospital.

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The end of online ads is probably coming, but it's not what you think

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

Google is set to start blocking ads with a proprietary filter for the Chrome web browser, but the announcement may be distracting us from the long game the tech giants are playing, writes Ramona Pringle.

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'Please don't do this': Why Sony's plan to sanitize movies could be a 'slippery slope'

cbc news - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 14:46

Sony Pictures has just launched 'clean versions', offering digital downloads of 'adapted' family friendly versions for two dozen of their movies. But not everyone is pleased.

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U.S. trade commission will proceed with Bombardier investigation

cbc news - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 12:25

The U.S. International Trade Commission has voted to continue its investigation into the trade practices of Bombardier Inc.

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HBC shares tumble after company announces jobs cuts, weaker earnings

cbc news - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 12:00

Hudson's Bay Co. shares traded down more than nine per cent on Friday, a day after the company released disappointing quarterly earnings and announced it is cutting about 2,000 jobs.

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Japan's Softbank buys Google's robotics firm Boston Dynamics

cbc news - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:44

Japanese internet, solar and technology company SoftBank Group Corp. is buying robotics pioneer Boston Dynamics from Alphabet Inc., Google's parent.

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Videotron sells unused Toronto-area wireless spectrum to Rogers for $184M

cbc news - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 10:58

Quebecor's Videotron unit is selling unused wireless spectrum in the Toronto area that it bought almost a decade ago to Rogers Communications for about $184 million.

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British pound dives as U.K. enters new period of political uncertainty

cbc news - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 10:51

The pound fell sharply after Britain's election saw the Conservatives lose their majority in Parliament, raising questions about the next government's ability to lead the talks to leave the European Union.

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Canada's economy created another 55,000 new jobs in May

cbc news - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 08:50

Canada's economy added 55,000 jobs in May, blowing past expectations with a surge in full-time work.

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'It was dripping fire onto her leg': Public insurer sues Fiat Chrysler after 2 vehicles catch fire

cbc news - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 06:00

Manitoba Public Insurance is taking Fiat Chrysler to court after two of its vehicles caught fire in Manitoba, alleging there was faulty wiring in the sun visors.

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Greater Canadian job growth expected in May employment report

cbc news - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 05:00

After a tepid April jobs report, economists are expecting to see stronger employment gains for May when the latest labour force survey results are released later this morning.

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