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Five Great Reasons to Invest in Bitcoin Right Now

The year 2017 has seen a record-breaking rise in the value of the bitcoin, from $900 during the start of the year soaring to a little over $17,000 by mid-December. And while there are a few skeptics like hedge fund manager Ray Dalio and JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon who have been very expressive of their oppositions to this cryptocurrency, …

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Banners: How to Create Effective Designs for Business Marketing

There are several factors to look into when determining the best banners for advertising your business. The overall design must be true to your brand. The images and even the font used in the banner should be in line with the image that your company is trying to promote. It takes time to come up with the final design as …

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U.S. upholds nearly 300 per cent tariffs on Bombardier’s CSeries

The United States Department of Commerce upheld a preliminary decision and hit Bombardier Inc. with a slightly reduced 292.31 per cent tariff on Wednesday after it concluded the Montreal-based company had been dumping its CSeries aircraft into the U.S. market and had received unfair government subsidies. The Department of Commerce’s final investigation found that Bombardier had sold CSeries jets to U.S. …

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Struggling malls lure shoppers with upscale dining, entertainment options

LOS ANGELES—Shoppers braving the mall this holiday season may notice more that’s new than the day’s discounts. Many mall owners are spending billions to add more upscale restaurants and bars, premium movie theatres with dine-in options, bowling alleys and similar amenities. Some have turned swaths of space that previously housed department stores over to health clubs and grocery stores. Others …

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Apotex focused on navigating past ‘terrible tragedy’ after death of founder Barry Sherman

Apotex Inc., the Toronto-based pharmaceutical company that employs more than 6,000 people across Canada and 11,000 worldwide, faces challenges on a number of fronts as the firm and its employees grapple with the sudden death of Barry Sherman, its founder and chair. The generic drug-maker, the largest Canadian-owned pharmaceutical company with an estimated $1.6 billion in 2016 sales, said Tuesday …

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Ottawa spending $80M for research on preventing, studying oil spills

HALIFAX—The federal government is spending $80 million on oil spill research, looking at how to prevent spills as well as their effect on the marine environment. “Our government is committed to protecting our marine and coastal areas so that they are safeguarded for future generations,” said Treasury Board President Scott Brison. He announced the funding Monday at the Bedford Institute …

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Your airline ticket doesn’t always promise what it once did

It’s not enough to look for the cheapest airfare anymore. Not when airlines are increasingly dividing and subdividing their cabins and charging separately for what used to be part of the fare. More legroom? That will be an extra charge. Overhead bin space? Only if you buy a more expensive ticket. In the new world of airfares, similar-sounding fare classes such as …

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Uber says 815,000 Canadians affected by data breach as formal investigation opened

CALGARY—Uber Canada said late Monday that 815,000 Canadian riders and drivers may have been affected as part of its worldwide data breach announced in November. The disclosure came the same day the federal privacy commissioner said it had opened a formal investigation into the data breach, which saw the theft of information from some 57 million Uber accounts globally in …

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PokerStars buyer goes to court in insider trading trial

MONTREAL—More than three years after the $4.9-billion (U.S.) PokerStars deal turned his company into one of the world’s largest online gambling businesses, David Baazov was in court Monday to face insider trading and market manipulation charges. The trial that started in Montreal is the largest of its kind ever prosecuted by Autorite des Marches Financiers, the Quebec securities regulator. It’s …

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Fingerlings sold out? Blame it on the bots

Fingerlings, those colourful chirping monkeys (and sloths and unicorns) that wrap around your finger, have become one of the most desired toys on holiday shopping lists. Unfortunately, the $25 creatures are sold out online almost everywhere. Toys R Us? Gone. Walmart? None left in stock. Mastermind? Nope. But check eBay or Amazon, and sellers are offering them for double, triple …

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