September 22nd, 2017

Business

Boeing walked away from talks with Trudeau government: ambassador

By The Canadian Press on September 12th, 2017

OTTAWA – Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. says Boeing walked away from talks with Canadian officials aimed at resolving the American aerospace company’s trade dispute with Montreal-based Bombardier. Ambassador David MacNaughton’s comments are the first revelation that the Trudeau government spoke directly with Boeing about the dispute, which has become a flashpoint for the Liberals. ... Read More »

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In blow to Murdoch, UK refers Fox bid for Sky to regulator

By The Associated Press on September 12th, 2017

LONDON – The British government will refer Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.’s bid for satellite broadcaster Sky to the country’s competition regulator for further examination, in a blow to Rupert Murdoch’s takeover plans. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley told lawmakers Tuesday that she intended to refer the takeover to the Competition and Markets Authority because of concerns ... Read More »

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Coming up Tuesday, maybe: The $1,000 iPhone

By Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press on September 12th, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – Just how much are you willing to pay for the latest iPhone? How does $1,000 sound? On Tuesday, Apple is expected to unveil a dramatically redesigned iPhone at the first product event it’s holding at its new spaceship-like headquarters in Cupertino, California. True to its secretive ways, Apple hasn’t confirmed what it ... Read More »

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UK refers Fox bid for Sky to competition regulator

By The Associated Press on September 12th, 2017

LONDON – The British government says it is referring Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.’s bid for satellite broadcaster Sky to the country’s competition regulator, in a blow to Rupert Murdoch’s takeover plans. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley told lawmakers on Tuesday that she intended to refer the takeover to the Competition and Markets Authority because of concerns ... Read More »

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Macron’s big test: France-wide protests over labour overhaul

By Angela Charlton, The Associated Press on September 12th, 2017

PARIS – Eiffel Tower employees planned a walkout, angry carnival workers snarled traffic around Paris’ Arc de Triomphe, and Paris police girded for potential violence as unions and others hold nationwide protests Tuesday against changes to labour laws they fear corrode job security. The protests are the first big public display of discontent with President ... Read More »

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Greece: Crews cleaning up pollution from sunken tanker ship

By The Associated Press on September 12th, 2017

ATHENS, Greece – Greece’s merchant marine minister says clean-up crews are working to contain pollution caused by a small tanker that sank over the weekend off a Greek island. The Agia Zoni II sank Sunday while anchored off the coast of Salamina, near Greece’s main port of Piraeus, with a cargo of 2,200 tons of ... Read More »

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Investigators to determine likely cause of fatal Tesla crash

By Joan Lowy, The Associated Press on September 12th, 2017

WASHINGTON – Investigators are meeting to determine the likely cause of a crash last year that killed a man using the semiautonomous driving systems of his Tesla Model S sedan. The case has raised questions about the ability of automakers to keep the attention of drivers engaged as new technology allows them to cede greater ... Read More »

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Ontario, B.C. job markets won’t go bust from a housing correction: DBRS

By The Canadian Press on September 12th, 2017

TORONTO – A new report says the real estate boom in Ontario and British Columbia has been a boon for housing-related jobs, but a home-price correction won’t trigger a major bust for the labour markets in those provinces. DBRS says in a report today that the hot housing markets in B.C. and Ontario boosted job ... Read More »

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Complaints about festival’s cold pizza prompt state inquiry

By The Associated Press on September 12th, 2017

NEW YORK – Some New York City foodies say a neighbourhood pizza festival has left them with a bad taste in their mouths. Prosecutors are looking into the New York City Pizza Festival after attendees fumed they paid $75 each to eat cold slivers of pizza in a parking lot in Brooklyn on Saturday. The ... Read More »

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Minnesota Commerce Department recommends against Line 3 plan

By Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on September 11th, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS – Enbridge Energy has failed to establish the need for its proposal to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota and it might be better to just shut down the existing line, the Minnesota Department of Commerce said Monday. In filings with the state Public Utilities Commission on Monday, the ... Read More »

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Winners and losers in Monday’s B.C. budget

By The Canadian Press on September 11th, 2017

VICTORIA – British Columbia’s fledgling New Democrat government released its interim budget after taking power in July. Here is a look at some of the winners and losers: Winners: Students and teachers: The government announced $681 million over three years for the education system, including hiring 3,500 teachers and ensuring smaller classrooms. The NDP government ... Read More »

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