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Some retailers want to exercise lower rent rights at malls with Sears vacancies

Some retailers want to exercise lower rent rights at malls with Sears vacancies

Two retail companies want an Ontario court to allow them to exercise their co-tenancy rights and change their rental agreements at malls where failed anchor tenant Sears Canada left a vacancy. Gap Inc.
Report: Machines to handle over half workplace tasks by 2025

Report: Machines to handle over half workplace tasks by 2025

GENEVA — More than half of all workplace tasks will be carried out by machines by 2025, organizers of the Davos economic forum said in a report released Monday that highlights the speed with which the labour market will change in coming years.

Ontario premier heading to Washington for NAFTA briefing this week

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford will travel to Washington this week for an update on NAFTA talks. Ford and Economic Development Minister Jim Wilson will meet Wednesday with federal officials carrying out trade negotiations in the U.S.

Rich sales for 'Crazy Rich Asians' books

NEW YORK — "Crazy Rich Asians" isn't just a hit at the box office. Kevin Kwan's novel and its two follow-ups have sold 1.5 million copies this year, Knopf Doubleday announced Monday.
Chinese official: Beijing should target goods needed by US

Chinese official: Beijing should target goods needed by US

BEIJING — One of China's most prominent figures in global finance says Beijing should press Washington to end their tariff battle by clamping down on exports of goods needed by American companies, according to news reports Monday.
At Pyongyang trade fair, North Korea is ready to make a deal

At Pyongyang trade fair, North Korea is ready to make a deal

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People's Republic Of — Vendors selling everything from car batteries to "kangaroo essence" health pills have descended on Pyongyang for an international trade fair.

Amazon launches small business shop

NEW YORK — Amazon wants you to shop small. The online retailer launched a new section of its site Monday called Amazon Storefronts, which only lists products sold by small- and medium-sized businesses in the U.S.

Northwestel's upgraded satellite internet to roll out across Nunavut

IQALUIT, Nunavut — BCE Inc's Northwestel says it will begin providing a faster satellite-based internet service for homes throughout Nunavut, starting with the territorial capital of Iqaluit on Oct. 1.
'The Predator' gobbles up competition at box office

'The Predator' gobbles up competition at box office

LOS ANGELES — "The Predator" is at the top of the food chain in its first weekend in theatres . 20th Century Fox said Sunday that the film earned an estimated $24 million from more than 4,000 North American theatres .

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

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: The House is back The House of Commons resumes sitting on Monday.