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 hardly looks like a manufacturer with a worldwide reach. Some people think it’s a repair shop or a retail store. Some are just puzzled. “We […]

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 United States before the international commercial body. The Canadian government announced Tuesday that it requested WTO consultations over American lumber duties, an initial step in […]

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 took a keener eye to managing their inventory. At Wal-Mart Stores Inc., colour-coded maps helped shoppers navigate the aisles. Retailers also made headway with their […]

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 cooker” — a high-tech pressure cooker that promises to help you make tasty, homemade meals fast — was already the biggest seller on Amazon’s Prime […]

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 aggressive holiday sales ever this month, marking down its entire inventory by 10 per cent to 50 per cent. The company’s Kmart chain is taking […]

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 about labour conditions, a top human rights expert said on Wednesday. Shoppers in Istanbul discovered notes in clothing saying workers had not been paid at […]

Trudeau’s invite to East Asia Summit proof ‘Canada’s back,’ Freeland says

Trudeau’s invite to East Asia Summit proof ‘Canada’s back,’ Freeland says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s invitation to the East Asia Summit, a key forum for regional and global security discussions, is a sign Canada’s aggressive overtures in the region have paid off, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Sunday. Canada has been invited to the summit for the first time as an observer, officials said, and Trudeau will be privy […]

Canada Goose sees half of profits in long term from own stores, e-commerce

Canada Goose sees half of profits in long term from own stores, e-commerce

Luxury apparel maker Canada Goose Holdings expects its fledgling direct-to-consumer business to contribute about half its profits in the long term, from about 14 per cent in the three months through September, chief executive officer Dani Reiss said on Thursday. The company, which reported a bigger-than-expected profit in the quarter ended Sept. 30, also said […]

How to save money on dining out

How to save money on dining out

What’s not to love about restaurants? Someone else cooks, brings it to your table, and cleans up afterwards. The only con? Paying the bill. If you love dining out but don’t love the paying part, you’re in luck: The Star reached out to Stephen Weyman, founder of HowToSaveMoney.ca and creditcardGenius, sites dedicated to helping Canadians […]

North York Re/MAX brokerage has accounts frozen

North York Re/MAX brokerage has accounts frozen

In a rare move, Ontario’s real estate regulator has frozen the bank accounts of a North York Re/MAX brokerage after an inspection turned up financial irregularities at Re/MAX Right Choice Inc. It has been more than six years since the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) issued a freeze order, the agency said on Thursday. […]

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