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Artificial intelligence will tell you what you want, and you will listen: Don Pittis

CBC.ca / Business

Are you willing to let a computer make big decisions for you? Even if your answer is no, tech giants and industry experts are betting that will change.

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Anxiety lands as WestJet pilot strike looms

CBC.ca

Dana Sorensen booked a WestJet flight from her home in Vancouver to Calgary, where she’s racing in an upcoming ultra-marathon. But the anxiety of a looming pilots’ strike was too much to bear.

Monday, May 21

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Trade war fears ebb as U.S., China agree to continue talks

CBC.ca / Business

Washington and Beijing both claimed victory on Monday as the world's two largest economies stepped back from the brink of a global trade war and agreed to hold further talks to boost U.S. exports to China.

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'Significant' issues remain over NAFTA: U.S. treasury secretary

CBC.ca / Business

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday said major issues remained in talks involving the United States, Mexico and Canada to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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Oregon's flooded recreational pot market a cautionary tale for Canada: economists

CBC.ca / Business

As marijuana farmers in Oregon say a flood of supply is killing their businesses less than three years after recreational cannabis was legalized, economists say it's a warning to Canada.

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Bitcoin is burning through electricity — but how big a problem is it, really?

CBC.ca / Business

Bitcoin miners will guzzle more electricity this year than some countries do, according to new numbers from a leading researcher. And while some critics take issue with these figures, few disagree that the digital currency's energy use is…

Sunday, May 20

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6 fishing areas closing after 2 right whales spotted in Gulf of St. Lawrence

CBC.ca / Business

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is closing several fishing areas due to the presence of at least two North Atlantic right whales spotted in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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Jets' global exposure creates golden opportunity for tourism, economic development

CBC.ca / Business

Winnipeg is poised to score big dividends from the international exposure the Jets' playoff run has brought to the city and province, says the president and CEO of Economic Development Winnipeg.

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Confusion over Air Miles fine print and Expedia 'glitch': CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

CBC.ca / Business

CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need from the week, including Air Miles members unaware of how rewards are collected, major changes to Canada's tobacco laws, and an Expedia "glitch" that prevented travellers…

Saturday, May 19

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Canadian Tire employees fired for parking receipt scam

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A group of Canadian Tire employees in B.C. found out the hard way that petty theft from an employer is enough to get fired, with no compensation for years of service.

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Small towns feel the pinch as Vancouver real estate madness spreads

CBC.ca / Business

Dawn Mortensen lived in Squamish for two decades. She married a born-and-bred local man, raised a son, and delighted in the easy access to outdoor adventure.

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Friday, May 18

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Hasbro trademarks Play-doh's scent: sweet, slightly musky

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Hasbro says the United States Patent and Trademark Office has recognized Play-doh's distinctive smell with a registered trademark, something rarely issued for a scent.

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Campbell Soup CEO out, steel tariffs to bite soon

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The top executive at Campbell Soup will retire and the company is undergoing a strategic review as it tries to revive sales that have been under pressure due to shifting American tastes and rising costs.

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Canadian retail sales rose in March

CBC.ca / Business

A rise in sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers in March helped push overall Canadian retail activity higher for a third consecutive month, Statistics Canada reported Friday.

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Inflation rate cools to 2.2% in April

CBC.ca / Business

Canada's annual inflation rate cooled slightly last month — but at 2.2 per cent, it stayed hot enough to hover above the two per cent midpoint of the Bank of Canada's ideal range.

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Gas prices still high this long weekend

CBC.ca / Business

Motorists in many parts of Canada are expected to see rising gasoline prices as they fire up their vehicles for road adventures on the Victoria Day long weekend.

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'Nowhere near close:' U.S. rebuffs Trudeau hope for quick NAFTA deal

CBC.ca

The United States declared the NAFTA countries were nowhere close to a deal, in a statement Thursday designed to douse expectations that an agreement might be just a few minor adjustments away.

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Former Winnipeg investment adviser fined $485K for 'misappropriating' wife's RRSP money

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In the biggest fine it's ever imposed in Manitoba, an investment dealer regulatory body has levied penalties of $485,000 against a member who worked at a Winnipeg branch of RBC Dominion Securities.

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Celebrations of life in creative locations taking over from stuffy funeral homes

CBC.ca

Forget the dimly lit, sombre mood of an old-fashioned funeral home, and consider instead a cocktail party-style celebration of life, complete with hors d'oeuvres and a video tribute.

Thursday, May 17

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YouTube to launch new music streaming service

CBC.ca / Technology

Google's YouTube will launch a music streaming service next week, it said on Thursday, looking to use its popular internet video brand to tap the growing market for paid music streaming.

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WTO detects signs of tensions sapping global trade growth

CBC.ca / Business

Trade tensions may be starting to hold back global merchandise trade, the World Trade Organization said on Friday, as it published an outlook indicator showing growth was above trend this quarter but slowing down.

EU to Trump: Stop threatening us with tariffs

CBC.ca / World

The European Union has called on U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to stop threatening it with tariffs on steel and aluminum, saying Thursday it is prepared to discuss new trade incentives.

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Trudeau says a NAFTA deal is getting hung up on Washington's demand for a sunset clause

CBC.ca / Business

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the three countries party to the NAFTA trade pact haven't signed off on a new agreement because of one significant sticking point: the American side's demand for a sunset clause.

Banks cut variable mortgage rates to drum up business even as fixed rates rise

CBC.ca / Business

A number of Canadian lenders have slashed their variable mortgage rates in recent days, even as some of those same lenders are raising their fixed-rate mortgages.

Sports leagues want a piece of the action from legalized gambling

CBC.ca / Sports

In the wake of this week's landmark Supreme Court ruling opening the door for legalized sports gambling in the U.S., pro leagues are working to ensure they get their cut — one way or another.

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CPP earned 11.6% on your pension money this year

CBC.ca / Business

The people who invest the Canada Pension Plan's money earned a return of 11.6 per cent in the past year once all the costs were paid, enough to boost the fund's total assets by almost $40 billion.