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Starbucks to shut 8,000 U.S. outlets for bias training after protests

Starbucks to shut 8,000 U.S. outlets for bias training after protests

Starbucks Coffee Co. says it will close its more than 8,000 company-owned outlets in the U.S. for part of a day in May to conduct “racial-bias education” for its staff in…

Toy billionaire swoops in to save Toys ‘R’ Us

Toy billionaire swoops in to save Toys ‘R’ Us

NEW YORK—Billionaire toy marketer Isaac Larian offered to save Toys “R” Us from liquidation with an almost $ 900-million (U.S.) bid for its stores in the U.S. and Canada that…

Stock markets rise as China extends olive branch to U.S. in trade dispute

Stock markets rise as China extends olive branch to U.S. in trade dispute

Global stock markets rose on Tuesday, as a speech from the Chinese president was uncharacteristically conciliatory and raised hopes that the country was willing to negotiate in its trade dispute…

Air in a bottle? How companies sell Canadian nature

Air in a bottle? How companies sell Canadian nature

When two Edmonton men started bottling and selling air from Banff and Lake Louise, Alta., some people thought it was a farce, but about four years later the duo’s expanded…

They bought their prebuilt homes at the market’s peak. Now they face financial ruin

They bought their prebuilt homes at the market’s peak. Now they face financial ruin

A group of Oakville homebuyers, struggling to finance the pre-construction houses they bought in February 2017 at the height of last year’s real estate frenzy, are blaming “reckless” provincial housing…

Hudson’s Bay Co. says Saks Fifth Avenue stores affected by data breach

Hudson’s Bay Co. says Saks Fifth Avenue stores affected by data breach

Hudson’s Bay Co. says customer payment card information was involved in a “data security issue” at certain Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5th and Lord & Taylor stores in North…

Canada’s economy shrank by 0.1% in January, as oil and real estate slumped

Canada’s economy shrank by 0.1% in January, as oil and real estate slumped

Canada’s economy unexpectedly contracted in January, with total output inching down by 0.1 per cent largely because of a slowdown in oil and in real estate. Statistics Canada reported Thursday that…

What Facebook’s privacy policy allows may surprise you

What Facebook’s privacy policy allows may surprise you

NEW YORK—To get an idea of the data Facebook collects about you, just ask for it. You’ll get a file with every photo and comment you’ve posted, all the ads…

Toys “R” Us founder Charles Lazarus dies at 94

Toys “R” Us founder Charles Lazarus dies at 94

Washington–Charles Lazarus, who combined supermarket-style service with touches of whimsy in creating Toys “R” Us Inc., a retail success that fought high debt and fierce competition and finally succumbed just…

Pedestrian killed in Arizona after being hit by self-driven Uber

Pedestrian killed in Arizona after being hit by self-driven Uber

Uber said Monday it has paused its testing of autonomous cars, including in Toronto, after a pedestrian fatality overnight in Tempe, Ariz. A spokesperson for Uber Canada confirmed the company has halted tests…