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Utilities pull plug on reactors that launched U.S. nuclear renaissance

cbc news - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 17:30

South Carolina utilities are abandoning two unfinished reactors that were once hailed as the start of a U.S. nuclear power renaissance — before they were dogged by billions of dollars in cost overruns.

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Passenger punched in altercation with airport staff while waiting for EasyJet flight in France

cbc news - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 14:47

A passenger of European discount airline EasyJet got into a physical confrontation with airport staff while waiting for a delayed flight out of France over the weekend.

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HBO hacked, stolen episode scripts leaked online

cbc news - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 14:06

HBO is reportedly the latest entertainment company to suffer a major data breach, as episodes of upcoming television shows were leaked online.

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HBC faces pressure from major shareholder to sell its real estate

cbc news - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 13:57

A shareholder of Hudson's Bay Co. is repeating it call for the retailer to tap into the value of its real estate holdings and says it may try to oust members of the company's board of directors.

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Digital 'absolutely cannibalizing' cash as stores, shoppers snub bills

cbc news - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 11:59

There's a growing number of retailers who believe shunning cash helps customers as it speeds up service and frees up staff to focus on less mundane tasks.

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Canadian toy company Spin Master buys flying ring firm Aerobie

cbc news - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 11:10

Toronto-based toy company Spin Master is buying Aerobie, maker of the eponymous flying disc, for an undisclosed sum.

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Martin Shkreli jury begins deliberations in federal fraud trial

cbc news - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 11:02

Jurors in New York began deliberating Monday in the federal securities fraud trial of former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli, who is accused with looting his own drug company to pay back disgruntled investors in two failed hedge funds he ran.

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YouTube unveils Spotlight Canada channel to put focus on Canadian artists

cbc news - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 09:18

YouTube is putting a bigger bet on its most successful Canadian creators with a channel dedicated to promoting local talent.

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Canadian economy's addiction to real estate fees is 'stunning,' says analyst

cbc news - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 05:00

Home ownership transfer fees contribute more to Canada's economy than agriculture, logging, fishing and hunting combined.

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What oilpatch earnings tell us about life with $50 oil

cbc news - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 05:00

Energy companies are focused on controlling what they can, as oil prices bump along the $50 US mark.

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'The flexibility is incredible': When companies ditch the office, everyone's a remote worker

cbc news - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 05:00

Virtual workplaces offer employees much greater choice over when and where they work than a traditional office environment. It's not for everyone, though — it can also be socially isolating if employees don't put extra effort into communicating with co-workers.

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Workers, advocates call for changes to temporary foreign worker program

cbc news - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 14:11

Canadian advocates, community organizers and workers want changes to the temporary foreign worker program to reduce exploitation and abuse at the hands of employers.

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The strong loonie and ticks that cause meat allergies: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

cbc news - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 09:00

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

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Q&A: What are a customer's rights in a store?

cbc news - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 07:00

Regina lawyer Jeff Deagle explains the rights a customer has when entering a store.

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HBO declares war on Game of Thrones pirates, but it may be a losing battle

cbc news - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 05:00

HBO is again trying to crack down on Game of Thrones pirates. But it’s questionable how successful it will be when many pirates are turning to streaming — a form of piracy that’s hard to track but easy to do.

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Fires compound losses of harvestable timber in B.C.'s Interior

cbc news - Sat, 07/29/2017 - 12:00

Just as recovery efforts following the pine beetle epidemic have wrapped up, the province is facing major wildfires that threaten to burn through what experts say is a dwindling supply of valuable timber stands in the province's Interior.

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Tesla's Musk hands over first Model 3 electric cars to early buyers

cbc news - Sat, 07/29/2017 - 05:46

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Friday the company's Model 3 electric car had over half a million advance reservations as he handed over the first 30 to employee buyers.

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Upcycling, borrowing and fair trade: 3 fashion startups focus on recycling

cbc news - Sat, 07/29/2017 - 05:00

"Conscious consumers" don't buy excess amounts of fast fashion or support manufacturers whose employees work in sweatshops. Canadian entrepreneurs are discovering opportunities to sell sustainable fashion.

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Amusement ride accidents are spectacular, but experts say they're rare

cbc news - Sat, 07/29/2017 - 05:00

The data isn't always complete and there's always exceptions, but statistics indicate that breakdowns or accidents on amusement park rides are rare.

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