March 26th, 2017

Business

Berlin ground staff strike, hundreds of flights cancelled

By The Associated Press on March 13th, 2017

BERLIN – Ground staff at Berlin’s two airports went on strike Monday for the second time in four days, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights. The ver.di union called on staff at the Tegel and Schoenefeld airports to walk out from 4 a.m. (0300 GMT) Monday until 5 a.m. (0400 GMT) Tuesday, then extended ... Read More »

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Don’t tell your boss: How to stream March Madness tournament

By Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press on March 13th, 2017

NEW YORK – The 67-game March Madness basketball tournament begins Tuesday, with many games taking place during the day when you’re, ahem, supposed to be working. Fortunately for you – but not your bosses – all NCAA Tournament games will be available online. For many of the early round games, though, you’ll need a password ... Read More »

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Tax agency puts online services back online after Internet threat detected

By The Canadian Press on March 12th, 2017

OTTAWA – Canadians can file their tax returns online again after the Canada Revenue Agency took the service down as a precautionary measure on Friday. Services returned to normal late Sunday. A notice was posted on the agency’s website through the weekend that officials detected “an Internet vulnerability” and took down many of its services, ... Read More »

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Mexico OKs new Trump trademarks for hotels and tourism

By Peter Orsi And Bernard Condon, The Associated Press on March 12th, 2017

MEXICO CITY – On Feb. 19, 2016, at a campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina, then-candidate Donald Trump gave a stump speech in which he railed against American jobs moving to Mexico: “We lose our jobs, we close our factories, Mexico gets all of the work,” he said. “We get nothing.” That same day ... Read More »

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Liberals nearing decision on how to spend $800M earmarked for innovation

By Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press on March 12th, 2017

OTTAWA – An $800-million commitment central to the Trudeau government’s economic growth strategy is expected to be divvied up within the next few months among groups and companies that can persuade Ottawa they’re best positioned to help young, high-potential firms flourish. The government earmarked the cash in last year’s budget to support “innovation networks and ... Read More »

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Fishing magnate known as ‘The Codfather’ to plead guilty

By The Associated Press on March 12th, 2017

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – The Massachusetts fishing magnate known as “The Codfather” is scheduled to plead guilty to federal charges of evading fishing quotas and smuggling money to Portugal. The U.S. attorney’s office says Carlos Rafael has a change of plea hearing scheduled for Thursday. Rafael is the owner of one of the nation’s largest ... Read More »

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Mexico OKs Trump trademarks for hotels and tourism industry

By Peter Orsi And Bernard Condon, The Associated Press on March 12th, 2017

MEXICO CITY – On Feb. 19, 2016, at a campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina, then-candidate Donald Trump gave a stump speech in which he railed against American jobs moving to Mexico: “We lose our jobs, we close our factories, Mexico gets all of the work,” he said. “We get nothing.” That same day ... Read More »

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Drop in herring a mystery in Maine as bait price booms

By Patrick Whittle, The Associated Press on March 12th, 2017

ROCKLAND, Maine – Maine’s booming lobster industry has a big problem involving a little fish. The state’s iconic lobster fishery is healthy, having set records for volume and value in 2016. But the fishery for herring, a small schooling fish that lobsters love to eat, is another story. Herring is suddenly the second-most valuable fishery ... Read More »

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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

By The Canadian Press on March 12th, 2017

TORONTO – Five things to watch this week in Canadian business: Corporate ledger: Just a smattering of earnings this week. Some notables include Quebecor, HNZ Group and Spin Master. U.S. interest rate decision: The U.S. Federal Reserve will release its latest interest rate decision on Wednesday after a two-day meeting. Expectations are it will hike ... Read More »

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Canadian beekeepers blame diluted imports for plummeting honey prices

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press on March 12th, 2017

TORONTO – The son of a beekeeper, Grant Hicks has been in the honey game for more than three decades, operating a multi-generational business that now has him overseeing 11,000 hives along with his own two sons. But Hicks says the plummeting value of Canadian honey – which dropped nearly $53 million last year – ... Read More »

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