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Amazon scraps secret AI recruiting tool that showed bias against women

Wednesday  10:51,   10 october 2018
reuters

Amazon scraps secret AI recruiting tool that showed bias against womenAmazon.com Inc's (AMZN.O) machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like... >>>

From $12 to $27: the cost of a beer and a burger in the CFL

Wednesday  10:51,   10 october 2018
globalnews.ca

At Mosaic Stadium the cheapest domestic beer will run you $8. At BMO Field it's $11.25 for a tall can of Canadian or Coors Light. But drinking on an empty stomach is no way to go. That means a look at the classics: hot dogs and hamburgers.When... >>>

Canada set to become largest country with legal pot sales

Wednesday  10:51,   10 october 2018
msn

Mat Beren and his friends used to drive by the vast greenhouses of southern British Columbia and joke about how much weed they could grow there. Years later, it's no joke. Years later, it's no joke. The tomato and pepper plants that once... >>>

Google challenges record $5 billion EU antitrust fine

Wednesday  03:05,   10 october 2018
reuters

Google challenges record $5 billion EU antitrust fine"We have now filed our appeal of the EC's Android decision at the General Court of the EU," Google said in an email. It had previously said it would take the case to Europe's second highest court... >>>

Deciem to close all of its stores following Instagram post from founder

Wednesday  02:06,   10 october 2018
thestar

The founder of Canadian beauty brand Deciem says he is closing all of his company’s stores. In an Instagram post, Brandon Truaxe says he is shutting down operations until further... >>>

It’s better to be born rich than gifted

Tuesday  21:51,   09 october 2018
washingtonpost

The least-gifted children of high-income parents graduate from college at higher rates than the most-gifted children of low-income parents, and other dispatches from the point where genetics intersects with economics. Using one new, genome-based... >>>

Ticking time bomb in China has global markets on edge

Tuesday  21:51,   09 october 2018
msn

"The larger the stimulus used by China to offset the trade war impact, the bigger will its deficit likely be," UBS's Tao Wang, Chief China Economist, said in a report on TuesdayTrouble is brewing in global markets. Look no further than... >>>

Trump repeats threat of more tariffs if China retaliates on trade

Tuesday  21:26,   09 october 2018
reuters

By Roberta Rampton and Lisa Lambert © REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst U.S. President Trump returns from Florida to the South Lawn of the White House in Washington President Donald Trump on Tuesday repeated his threat to impose tariffs on $267 billion worth... >>>

Free trade prompts Montreal port hiring spree

Tuesday  17:52,   09 october 2018
msn

Montreal port employers are taking on 50 new workers by 2019 in a move prompted by the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada trade deal, according to the association representing port companies. The trilateral accord — unveiled last week and set to... >>>

Why tax reform is a bigger deal than trade

Tuesday  17:52,   09 october 2018
moneysense.ca

A trade deal may be done, but uncertainty over U.S. policy remains.It seems like a lifetime ago now, but last December America passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which slashed its corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%—or 39% to 26% when taking... >>>

In boon for farmers, Trump lifting restrictions on ethanol

Tuesday  17:52,   09 october 2018
msn

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel. President Donald Trump is expected... >>>

Why we think businesses are out to double-cross us

Tuesday  17:52,   09 october 2018
financialpost

Do you distrust the companies that profit from the goods and services you buy? Research suggests most of us doHis remarks were forcefully pro-union and strongly disapproving of corporations, the profit motive and the... >>>

Will pot tourism be a boon to economies or be a blight on communities?

Tuesday  12:51,   09 october 2018
thestar

VANCOUVER — Canadian cities have no plan for how to deal with a potential influx of pot tourists as legalization approaches in mere days — and experts say the effects it could have on communities and economies remains a mystery. Meanwhile the market >>>

A nearly $40,000 TFSA all-in on Canadian dividend stocks

Tuesday  12:26,   09 october 2018
moneysense.ca

Experts warn he needs to rethink diversificationAge:... >>>

Feds given ambitious plan for EI: documents

Tuesday  11:51,   09 october 2018
msn

Feds given ambitious plan for EI: documentsThe plan is contained in a government-commissioned report and would represent a major step for a government that has previously tweaked parental and caregiver benefits, among other so-called special EI... >>>