July 16th, 2018

Business

Elvis, Beatles memorabilia items on display at Hard Rock

By Wayne Parry, The Associated Press on July 7th, 2018

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Elvis Presley’s Rolls Royce, the suits the Beatles wore on their first tour of America, Bruce Springsteen’s sleeveless faded denim jacket and colorful headband, and Michael Jackson’s famous glove are among the items of music memorabilia on display at Atlantic City’s new Hard Rock casino. There are outfits worn by Lady ... Read More »

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Toronto lawyer files complaint against WestJet, says he was racially profiled

By Olivia Bowden, The Canadian Press on July 7th, 2018

TORONTO – The Canadian Transportation Agency is investigating a complaint from a Toronto lawyer who claims he was racially profiled by WestJet. Selwyn Pieters, who is black, says the incident happened when he was trying to check in for a WestJet flight to Toronto on July 2, at the conclusion of a weeklong trip to ... Read More »

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UK Cabinet proclaims Brexit unity – but many hurdles ahead

By The Associated Press on July 7th, 2018

LONDON – Britain’s prime minister is claiming victory in her bid to unite her fractious Cabinet behind her Brexit policy, but many hurdles lie ahead. Theresa May is seeking to squelch public dissent from Conservative Party colleagues by warning ministers she will no longer tolerate public criticism of government policy, now that the Cabinet has ... Read More »

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U.S. ends duties on supercalendered paper imports from Canada after settlement

By Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press on July 6th, 2018

The U.S. Department of Commerce says it has ended countervailing duties on supercalendered paper from Canada that have been in place since 2015. The move comes after Verso Corp., the main U.S. producer of the glossy paper stock, told the U.S. commerce secretary in March that it was no longer interested in continuing with the ... Read More »

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U.S. dropping duties on supercalendered paper imports from Canada

By The Canadian Press on July 6th, 2018

The U.S. Department of Commerce says it will end countervailing duties on supercalendered paper from Canada that have been in place since 2015. The move comes after Verso Corp., the main U.S. producer of the glossy paper stock, told the U.S. commerce secretary in March that it was no longer interested in continuing with the ... Read More »

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Energy and telecoms sectors help lift Toronto stocks, while U.S. markets climb

By The Canadian Press on July 6th, 2018

TORONTO – The energy and telecoms sectors helped Canada’s main stock index close higher Friday, while the loonie climbed on encouraging jobs data. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 105.17 points at 16,371.78 on broad-based gains. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed up 99.74 points at 24,456.48. The S&P 500 index closed ... Read More »

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Momentum builds for LNG Canada as pipeline workcamp contract awarded

By The Canadian Press on July 6th, 2018

CALGARY – Analysts say the awarding of a workforce accommodation contract to Houston-based Civeo Corp. is another sign that the $40-billion LNG Canada project is headed for a positive final investment decision later this year. Civeo says it has been awarded contracts to supply temporary work camps at four locations along the Coastal GasLink pipeline ... Read More »

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Luxury tents, gourmet meals redefine camping on NYC island

By Deepti Hajela, The Associated Press on July 6th, 2018

NEW YORK – Just imagine it, a luxurious room on an island, with chef-prepared meals and a view of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline. Hotel? Not exactly. It’s actually a campground of high-end tents on New York City’s Governors Island, the latest outpost for glamping, or glamorous camping. Rates that can run ... Read More »

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Tech and energy sectors help lift Toronto stocks, while U.S. markets climb

By The Canadian Press on July 6th, 2018

TORONTO – The energy and technology sectors helped lift Canada’s main stock index in late-morning trading, while U.S. markets also climbed higher. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 46.43 points to 16,313.04, after 90 minutes of trading. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 97.89 points to 24,454.63. The S&P 500 index ... Read More »

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Hudson’s Bay in joint-venture talks with European retailer Signa Holding

By The Canadian Press on July 6th, 2018

TORONTO – Hudson’s Bay Co. says it is in talks with European retailer Signa Holding GmbH regarding a potential joint venture. The Canadian retailer says it has signed a non-binding letter of intent with respect to the exploration of the idea. The retailer made the comments following reports of a possible deal between the two ... Read More »

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