June 25th, 2017

Business

Talks continue between the province’s liquor control board and its workers

By The Canadian Press on June 25th, 2017

TORONTO – Talks are continuing today between the Liquor Control Board of Ontario and its workers, who have threatened to go on strike at one minute past midnight. But there’s no word on how the talks between the LCBO and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union are going. A conciliator involved in the negotiations has ... Read More »

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UK finds 34 high-rise apartment buildings with unsafe siding

By Sylvia Hui And Danica Kirka, The Associated Press on June 24th, 2017

LONDON – Britain’s fire-safety crisis expanded substantially Saturday as authorities said 34 high-rise apartment blocks across the country had cladding that failed fire safety tests. London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers after experts found them “not safe for people to sleep in overnight.” Hundreds of residents hastily packed their bags and sought ... Read More »

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Ohio agency finds evidence of racial complaints at UPS hub

By The Associated Press on June 24th, 2017

MAUMEE, Ohio – The Ohio Civil Rights Commission says it has found evidence to support 25 complaints that UPS Inc. engaged in illegal discriminatory practices at an Ohio distribution centre. The Blade reports (http://bit.ly/2sN93s8) a number of UPS employees filed complaints with the commission after two nooses were found hanging in the Maumee building last ... Read More »

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UK Parliament investigates cyberattack on user accounts

By The Associated Press on June 24th, 2017

LONDON – British officials were investigating a cyberattack Saturday on the country’s Parliament after discovering “unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts.” A spokeswoman for the House of Commons said the incident affected lawmakers and other parliamentary staff’s ability to log on its system and use their emails. It was not immediately clear how many ... Read More »

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Trump, Pence to attend Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s wedding

By The Associated Press on June 24th, 2017

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence plan to be among the guests as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO’-shin’s) weds a Scottish actress. Mnuchin is to exchange vows Saturday night with Louise Linton at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington. Mellon is a former treasury secretary. The 54-year-old Mnuchin worked for the ... Read More »

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Writer sues Tupac filmmakers, alleges copyright infringement

By Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press on June 24th, 2017

NEW YORK – A magazine writer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the creators of the new Tupac Shakur biopic, saying that portions of the film are based on his articles about the late rapper. Kevin Powell says in the suit that “All Eyez On Me” borrows from articles he wrote and interviews he ... Read More »

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UK fire safety crisis expands; Hundreds evacuated in London

By Sylvia Hui And Danica Kirka, The Associated Press on June 24th, 2017

LONDON – Britain’s fire-safety crisis expanded substantially Saturday as London officials scrambled to evacuate four massive public housing towers due to concerns about flammable external cladding, problematic fire doors and insulation around gas pipes. Hundreds of residents hastily packed their bags and sought emergency shelter, with many angry and confused about the chaotic situation. Some ... Read More »

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Toronto stock index rallies on resource stocks, but BlackBerry shares fall 12%

By David Hodges, The Canadian Press on June 23rd, 2017

TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index rallied on the strength of resource stocks Friday, but shares in BlackBerry plunged after its first-quarter revenue failed to meet expectations. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index moved up 99.66 points to 15,319.56, with base metals, gold, materials and energy sectors leading the broad-based advance. Stephen Carlin, head ... Read More »

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London council evacuates residents amid fire safety concerns

By Danica Kirka, The Associated Press on June 23rd, 2017

LONDON – A local London council has decided to evacuate some 800 households in apartment buildings it owns because of safety concerns following the devastating fire that killed 79 people in a west London high-rise. The move comes amid escalating concerns among residents of thousands of tower blocks around Britain. The Camden Council is the ... Read More »

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Toronto stock index rallies on resource stocks, as BlackBerry shares tumble 12%

By The Canadian Press on June 23rd, 2017

TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index rallied on the strength of resource stocks, but shares in BlackBerry plunged after its first-quarter sales failed to meet expectations. The S&P/TSX composite index advanced 99.66 points to 15,319.56, with the base metals and gold sectors leading the way. Blackberry shares (TSX:BB) dropped more than 12 per cent after ... Read More »

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ECB: 2 troubled Italian banks failing, to face insolvency

By The Associated Press on June 23rd, 2017

FRANKFURT – The European Central Bank says two troubled Italian banks will be wound down because they were about to fail. The two banks are Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza. The two banks have struggled to overcome high levels of loans that were not being paid back. The ECB said Friday it had ... Read More »

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