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Hackers targeting Canadian banks, mining companies, expert tells MPs

By Jim Bronskill THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- Foreign hackers have targeted Canadian banks, mining companies and government institutions in recent years to steal valuable secrets and spread malware, a leading cybersecurity analyst warns. In February 2017, multiple major Canadian financial institutions were exposed to the risk of state-sponsored cybertheft from ...

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Saskatchewan NDP Opposition says it’s time for potash royalties review 

REGINA- The NDP Opposition in Saskatchewan says it’s time to review how potash royalties are structured. Leader Ryan Meili says the government needs to recognize the value of potash to the province and the thousands of jobs the industry creates. He points to a recently published report on the province’s ...

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Trade war, profits, marijuana: Markets saw it all in 2018 

By Alex Veiga THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wall Street started 2018 strong, buoyed by a growing economy and corporate profits. It isn’t ending that way. U.S. stocks climbed to new highs early, shook off a sudden, steep drop by spring and rode a wave of tax cut-juiced corporate earnings growth to ...

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Grocery delivery, with no humans drivers, is underway

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.- Deliveries from an Arizona grocery store will soon be arriving with no one one behind the wheel. A fully autonomous vehicle is about to pilot public roads Tuesday with no back up driver, though it will be monitored by humans in another automobile. After almost a thousand test ...

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Staples Canada transforms business model with co working spaces, cafes and more 

By Tara Deschamps THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO- Regular customers of certain Staples Canada Inc. locations may not recognize their local stores the next time they visit. The company is transforming its business model at two locations in Kirkland, Que. and Toronto to include a range of features including co-working spaces, a ...

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Metro Vancouver home sales and prices down to more ‘historical’ levels: board

VANCOUVER -Both sales and prices for Metro Vancouver homes have dropped in what the head of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says is a return to historical demand levels. Board president Phil Moore says home buyers have been taking a wait-and-see approach for most of 2018 and the ...

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North American markets plummet on sign of potential recession ahead

TORONTO- North American markets plummeted Tuesday as a bond market move signalled a potential recession ahead, prompting declines in the key industrials, energy and financial sectors. The yield on two- and three-year Treasury notes surpassed five-year notes in a partial yield curve inversion that often portends a recession in the ...

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