September 21st, 2017

Business

Eldorado begins talks with Greek government, postpones decision to suspend work

By The Canadian Press on September 21st, 2017

VANCOUVER – Eldorado Gold Corp. is temporarily postponing its decision to suspend work at its operations in northern Greece as it begins talks with the Greek government. The company (TSX:ELD) has been embroiled in a fight with the Greek government over its gold mining operations in the country. Eldorado accused the government of delaying key ... Read More »

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Review: iTunes video upgrade makes the new Apple TV worth it

By Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press on September 21st, 2017

NEW YORK – It might seem odd to review the new Apple TV streaming device – one specifically designed to display super-sharp video known as 4K – without actually owning a 4K TV. But in a way, that’s the point. Most people still don’t have 4K TVs, so the new Apple TV model doesn’t offer ... Read More »

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Canada-EU trade enters new era of openness as CETA comes into force

By The Canadian Press on September 21st, 2017

OTTAWA – Canadian companies have much greater access to one of the world’s largest markets starting Thursday, as a major trade deal between Canada and the European Union enters into force. Known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA, the deal clears barriers to trade for Canada’s largest trading partner after the United ... Read More »

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Canadian aspirations for labour mobility hit U.S. wall in NAFTA talks

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press on September 21st, 2017

OTTAWA – Canada’s goal of increasing the flow of workers across the continent’s borders has slammed into U.S. intransigence during the first two rounds of North American Free Trade Agreement talks. And no progress is expected in the third round of negotiations, which start this weekend in Ottawa. The issue was expected to be a ... Read More »

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Workers at Canadian mining company protest in Athens

By The Associated Press on September 21st, 2017

ATHENS, Greece – About 200 workers at a Canadian mining company in northern Greece are protesting outside the Development Ministry in Athens, demanding the government ensure the company continues operating. Vancouver-based Eldorado Gold (TSX:ELD), one of Greece’s largest foreign investors, threatened earlier this month to suspend all investments in Greece on Sept. 22 and conduct ... Read More »

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Japanese video gaming adapting new tech for familiar titles

By Sherry Zheng And Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press on September 21st, 2017

CHIBA, Japan – The Japanese video game industry is finding its way out of the doldrums by adapting new technology for decades-old titles. And that energy was evident at the annual Tokyo Game Show, which opened to media Thursday before opening to the public over the weekend. “Our old fans used to play Japanese games, ... Read More »

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Utilities commission seeks more data on Site C before final recommendation

By The Canadian Press on September 21st, 2017

VANCOUVER – The BC Utilities Commission has released a preliminary report into the future of the controversial $8.8-billion Site C dam project in the province’s northeast. But the commission said in its report released late Wednesday night that it does not have enough information in several areas to recommend whether the project should proceed. BC ... Read More »

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SEC reveals 2016 hack that breached its filing system

By The Associated Press on September 20th, 2017

NEW YORK – The Securities and Exchange Commission says a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016. In a statement posted Wednesday evening on the SEC’s website, Chairman Jay Clayton says a review of the agency’s cybersecurity risk profile determined that the previously ... Read More »

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Year-end deadline for new NAFTA looking impossible, trade experts say

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2017

OTTAWA – NAFTA negotiators appear to have adopted the lament of the White Rabbit: “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.” Battalions of negotiators for Canada, Mexico and the United States have been working at a breakneck pace trying to reach agreement on a revamped North American free trade pact by the end of ... Read More »

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Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

By Erica Werner, The Associated Press on September 20th, 2017

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Wednesday the Republicans’ last-resort “Obamacare” repeal effort remains two or three votes short, forecasting days of furious lobbying ahead with a crucial deadline looming next week. The legislation by Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina would repeal major pillars of former President Barack Obama’s ... Read More »

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Provinces, territories push feds to loosen restrictions on infrastructure cash

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2017

OTTAWA – Provincial and territorial governments are asking the federal Liberals to loosen the strings tied to billions in upcoming infrastructure spending, including more relaxed spending requirements if it means too much of a hit to their budgets. The group is also asking Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi to let provinces and territories move money between ... Read More »

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