August 21st, 2017

Business

Research marine mammal’s move to tourist park causes stir

By Caleb Jones, The Associated Press on August 8th, 2017

WAIMANALO, Hawaii – Compared with other marine mammals, 40-year-old Kina has lived a particularly winding and high-profile life. She went from the open ocean off Japan, to a Hong Kong amusement park, to a classified U.S. Navy program, to a Hawaii research lab. Along the way, studies using the false killer whale – a dark-grey ... Read More »

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Experts raise concern over latest network outage in Atlantic Canada

By The Canadian Press on August 8th, 2017

HALIFAX – Last Friday’s Bell Aliant outages in many parts of Atlantic Canada has dialed up concerns among experts about the security of the region’s telecommunications system. Eamon Hoey, a management consultant in Toronto who has worked in the field for over four decades, says the breakdown of Bell’s system due to multiple cuts in ... Read More »

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US arraignment of British cybersecurity expert postponed

By Ken Ritter And Ivan Moreno, The Associated Press on August 8th, 2017

MILWAUKEE – The arraignment planned for Tuesday of a British cybersecurity researcher, who was arrested last week in Las Vegas on federal charges that he created and distributed a malware program to obtain banking passwords from unsuspecting computer users, has been postponed until next week. The court date for Marcus Hutchins, 23, of Ilfracombe, England, ... Read More »

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Oilsands pilot project closed due to 2016 wildfire won’t be restarted: Japex

By The Canadian Press on August 8th, 2017

CALGARY – Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., has decided against restarting an oilsands pilot project that was shut last year during the wildfires near Fort McMurray, Alta. Also known as Japex, the company says it has decided to abandon the project due to low oil prices and technical risks of restarting the steam-injection wells to allow ... Read More »

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‘Lives at risk’ if no sleep tests for train, truck drivers

By Michael Balsamo And Michael R. Sisak, The Associated Press on August 8th, 2017

U.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers, a decision that safety experts say puts millions of lives at risk. The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said late last week that they are no longer pursuing the regulation that would require testing for ... Read More »

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Valeant’s stock up after CEO says drug maker making progress on several fronts

By David Paddon, The Canadian Press on August 8th, 2017

TORONTO – Shares in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (TSX:VRX) shot higher Tuesday after senior executives said the company has made significant progress towards resolving the many legal and financial issues that have beset the company for nearly two years. The beleagured drug company said it’s ahead of schedule on a critical debt reduction program and has ... Read More »

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Toronto stock index edges up after holiday, U.S. benchmarks continue to gain

By The Canadian Press on August 8th, 2017

TORONTO – The main index on the Toronto Stock Exchange emerged from its long weekend slumber with some positive momentum while markets in New York were similarly upbeat. The S&P/TSX composite index, which was closed Monday for the Civic Holiday, was up 17.67 points to 15,275.64 after 90 minutes of trading today. The Dow Jones ... Read More »

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Dems seek federal payments to Trump business

By Julie Bykowicz, The Associated Press on August 8th, 2017

WASHINGTON – As President Donald Trump spends much of August at his New Jersey golf club, Democratic lawmakers are making a new push for information about how much money the federal government is spending at his for-profit properties. Democrats on the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday asked departments to hand over information about their Trump-related ... Read More »

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US job openings surged in June to record high

By Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press on August 8th, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. employers posted a record number of open jobs in June, a sign that the solid hiring of recent months will likely continue. The Labor Department says that job openings jumped 8 per cent to 6.2 million, the highest on records dating back to 2000. Hiring fell, however, and the number of people ... Read More »

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CBS All Access plans to launch in Canada early next year

By The Canadian Press on August 8th, 2017

TORONTO – U.S. streaming service CBS All Access is coming to Canada next year. The subscription platform behind the upcoming original series “Star Trek: Discovery” and “The Good Wife” spinoff “The Good Fight” says it’s looking to expand into new markets. The first stop will be Canada in the first half of 2018. Last year, ... Read More »

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