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Thursday, Feb 22

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Federal budget to spend up to $1 billion on cybersecurity

CBC.ca / Technology

Next week’s federal budget is expected to make a significant investment in building up Canada's cyber defences and encouraging tech firms and talented programmers to work with the federal government, CBC News has learned.

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Stymied by regulators, Airbnb looks to luxury vacations, hotels for growth

CBC.ca / Business

Airbnb is rolling out new services aimed at attracting travellers looking for luxury accommodations and traditional hotels, the latest move to contend with sputtering growth in its original home-renting business.

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Loblaw facing 'significant headwinds' as Q4 profits fall

CBC.ca / Business

Loblaw Companies Ltd. reported a drop in its fourth-quarter profit, hit by costs related to the announcement of its PC Optimum loyalty rewards program and the fallout from its admission of participation in an alleged industry-wide price…

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December retail sales slide, ending three-month run of rises

CBC.ca / Business

A run of three straight months of increases in retail activity ended in December as sales were off by 0.8 per cent for the month, Statistics Canada says.

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Like oil and wine. Why politics often doesn't mix with the free trade ideal: Don Pittis

CBC.ca / Business

Economics likes to claim free trade is bias-free and rational. But a growing wave of global protectionism reveals trade arguments are always political.

Wednesday, Feb 21

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Ford North America president out after inappropriate behaviour

CBC.ca / Business

Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday that Raj Nair, its president for North America, was leaving the company immediately after an internal investigation found his behaviour was "inconsistent with the company's code of conduct."

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'All Canadians should be concerned': B.C. Wine Institute launches challenge to Alberta ban

CBC.ca / Business

The B.C. Wine Institute says it is seeking an injunction against Alberta’s ban on vintages from this province.

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B.C. wine group to challenge Alberta ban, calling it 'unconstitutional'

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The B.C. Wine Institute says it is seeking an injunction against Alberta’s ban on vintages from this province.

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Bell, Rogers and Quebecor win round in court battle with operator of TVAddons

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Bell, Rogers and Quebecor have won a round in their court battle with the operator of the TVAddons website — which they allege violates their commercial rights under the Copyright Act.

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Quebec pension fund manager Caisse earns over 9% return in 2017

CBC.ca / Business

Quebec's Caisse de depot pension fund manager says it earned a 9.3 per cent return in 2017, due mainly to strong equities growth.

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Maple Leaf Foods raises dividend after four quarter profit of over $59M

CBC.ca / Business

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is embarking on its "most ambitious brand renovation" in the coming year to become the most sustainable protein company in the world, said CEO Michael McCain on Wednesday.

Anti-Brexit campaign warns of high price tag for leaving EU

CBC.ca / World

A bus emblazoned with "£2,000 million" ($3.5B Cdn), the alleged weekly economic cost to Britain for leaving the European Union, began a tour of the U.K. on Wednesday.

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Uber's new feature will force drivers to take break after 12 straight hours

CBC.ca / Business

Uber drivers in Canada trying to work for more than 12 straight hours will soon be forced to take a six-hour break before they can hit the road again, under a new policy being rolled out the beginning of next week.

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CRTC rejects call for public inquiry into aggressive telecom sales practices

CBC.ca / Business

A consumer group says CRTC’s refusal to hold a public inquiry into numerous claims of aggressive and misleading sales practices by Canada’s major telecoms will hurt consumers.

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CPTPP trade deal text is released

CBC.ca / Business

The final version of a landmark deal aimed at cutting trade barriers in some of the Asia-Pacific's fastest-growing economies was released on Wednesday, with the signing scheduled to take place March 8 in Chile.

Tuesday, Feb 20

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Canadian bank earnings forecast bright but housing, NAFTA cloud outlook

CBC.ca / Business

The forecast for Canada's biggest banks is bright thanks to U.S. tax reform and higher interest rates, but as they report first-quarter results this week, domestic mortgage demand and the North American Free Trade Agreement could cloud the…

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Competition Bureau settles with Leon's, The Brick over marketing practices

CBC.ca / Business

The Competition Bureau says it has reached an agreement with Leon's Furniture Ltd. and the Brick Ltd. regarding allegations of deceptive marketing practices.

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Trump government expected to defend tariffs on Canadian solar modules in court

CBC.ca / Business

President Donald Trump's decision to hit imports of Canadian solar energy modules with staggering tariffs, starting this month, has sparked another court battle over the extent of his powers to push through his America First agenda.

Canadian wholesale sales fall for first time in three months

CBC.ca / Business

Canadian wholesale sales fell surprisingly for the first time in three months in December as sales in five of the seven sectors tracked marked declines.

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Thomson Reuters CEO expected to make full recovery from heart issue

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Thomson Reuters Corp. said on Tuesday chief executive officer Jim Smith is in stable condition after an arrhythmia incident on Feb. 12 and is expected to be released from hospital within the next two weeks.

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Aphria reduces cash in bid for Nuuvera

CBC.ca / Business

Licensed marijuana producer Aphria Inc. is reducing the amount of cash it is offering for medical cannabis firm Nuuvera Inc. as shares of both companies have slipped since they announced their takeover deal.