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Baggage system glitch causes delays at Pearson’s terminal 3

A glitch with the baggage system at Pearson International Airport’s terminal 3 continues to cause delays for departing passengers on Wednesday. The issue started around 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Greater Toronto Airports Authority spokesperson Robin Smith said there was a problem with the induction conveyor belt, which means crews were not able to get the baggage from the terminal and …

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Sears Canada to make fund for former employees denied severance

Lawyers representing workers at Sears Canada and the company have reached a deal to create a hardship fund for former employees who were denied severance payments when they lost their jobs at the retailer. The $500,000 for the fund will come from money set aside to pay bonuses under a key employee retention plan at the retailer, which is restructuring …

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North Korean threats aren’t deterring tourists from visiting Guam

HAGATNA, GUAM—Tourists haven’t been deterred from visiting the tropical island of Guam even though the U.S. territory has been the target of threats from North Korea during a week of angry words exchanged by Pyongyang and Washington. Chiho Tsuchiya of Japan heard the news, but she decided to come anyway with her husband and two children. “I feel Japan and …

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Here’s what Canada wants from NAFTA — and where we may clash

OTTAWA — The Canadian government’s goals for modernizing NAFTA include preserving the pact’s dispute settlement mechanism, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Monday, setting up a potential clash with the United States. In a speech today, Freeland shared a half-dozen NAFTA goals for the talks that start Wednesday — including stronger labour standards and tougher environmental protection provisions. She says …

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Putin’s Venezuela: How Moscow is grabbing oil assets through loans to Caracas

Caracas/Houston — Venezuela’s unraveling socialist government is increasingly turning to ally Russia for the cash and credit it needs to survive – and offering prized state-owned oil assets in return, sources familiar with the negotiations told Reuters. As Caracas struggles to contain an economic meltdown and violent street protests, Moscow is using its position as Venezuela’s lender of last resort …

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Jose Bautista keeps home run streak alive

Sitting in the clubhouse Friday prior to his team’s game at the Rogers Centre against his former team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista turned on one of the newfangled health thingamajigs that he collects. While chatting with Postmedia, Bautista held an instrument that looked like a small nail gun to his thigh and let it do its thing. Later, …

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Wunderkind Shapovalov blasts into Rogers Cup semifinals

MONTREAL — Denis Shapovalov has to come up with some new goals. The 18-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont., had his sights set on a place in the top 100 in the ATP rankings this year, but a successful run at the Rogers Cup has guaranteed him a place in the mid-60s — and he’s not finished. Shapovalov reached the semifinals …

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Google CEO cancels ‘town hall’ on gender dispute amid employee safety concerns

PALO ALTO, CALIF.—Google CEO Sundar Pichai has cancelled an internal town hall meant to address gender discrimination after employee questions for management began to leak online. Pichai said in an email to staff that several Google employees became fearful for their safety and grew concerned about being outed for speaking up at the town hall. He said the company will …

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Oprah Winfrey tapped to soup up Kraft Heinz’s bottom line

Kraft Heinz Co., struggling to ignite sales growth amid punishing grocery-industry competition, is turning to media magnate Oprah Winfrey to break out of a prolonged slump. Winfrey, pivotal to the turnaround at Weight Watchers International Inc. since she bought a stake in that company and agreed to pitch the brand, is the face of a new line of refrigerated soups and …

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