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Poloz sees clouds in economy’s silver lining

Poloz sees clouds in economy’s silver lining

It’s hard to blame Stephen Poloz. After all, his entire term as governor of the Bank of Canada has been dominated by lousy news. He used to call it “serial…

Uber says 815,000 Canadians affected by data breach as formal investigation opened

By Ian BickisThe Canadian Press Mon., Dec. 11, 2017 CALGARY—Uber Canada said late Monday that 815,000 Canadian riders and drivers may have been affected as part of its worldwide data…

Netflix tax decision is up to Finance Minister Morneau, Heritage Minister Joly says

Netflix tax decision is up to Finance Minister Morneau, Heritage Minister Joly says

By The Canadian Press Fri., Dec. 8, 2017 MONTREAL—The federal heritage minister says she never agreed to exempt online streaming giant Netflix from any sales tax on its service as…

Class action suit by Valeant investors cleared to go to trial

Class action suit by Valeant investors cleared to go to trial

A class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of investors against Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc. will go to trial. The Quebec Court of Appeal dismissed applications for leave to appeal from the defendants,…

Masterclock keeps time for major clients like NASA

Masterclock keeps time for major clients like NASA

By Lisa BrownSt. Louis Post-Dispatch Sat., Dec. 2, 2017 Tucked in a small shopping centre in St. Charles, Mo., near pizza shops, a tire store and a grocery store, Masterclock…

Canada takes softwood-lumber complaint to the World Trade Organization

Canada takes softwood-lumber complaint to the World Trade Organization

By Alexander PanettaThe Canadian Press Tues., Nov. 28, 2017 WASHINGTON—Canada is taking its softwood lumber case to the World Trade Organization, setting in motion a potentially years-long fight against the…

Cutting into Amazon’s dominance, U.S. retailers see victory on Black Friday

Cutting into Amazon’s dominance, U.S. retailers see victory on Black Friday

Brick-and-mortar retailers did enough things right on Black Friday to consider the event a success, even if the crowds of past years haven’t returned. Chains simplified promotions this year and…

Will Canadian invention set a Black Friday record?

Will Canadian invention set a Black Friday record?

A Canadian innovation is poised to be the top-selling product on Amazon — both in Canada and the U.S. — during this week’s Black Friday sales event. The Instant Pot “smart…

Sears offers record sales in lead-up to Black Friday

Sears offers record sales in lead-up to Black Friday

Sears, reeling from billions in losses and sputtering mall traffic, is increasingly turning to a time-honoured retail tactic: putting everything on sale. The U.S. department-store chain embarked on its most…

Workers stitched pleas for help into clothes sold by Zara

Workers stitched pleas for help into clothes sold by Zara

Workers in Turkey who stitched pleas for help into clothing sold by retailer Zara are “just the tip of the iceberg” and highlight the need for mechanisms to address concerns…