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Reverence for robots: Japanese workers treasure automation

Reverence for robots: Japanese workers treasure automation

MORIYA, Japan — Thousands upon thousands of cans are filled with beer, capped and washed, wrapped into six-packs, and boxed at dizzying speeds — 1,500 a minute, to be exact — on humming conveyor belts that zip and wind in a sprawling factory near Tok
US demands big NAFTA changes, setting stage for tough talks

US demands big NAFTA changes, setting stage for tough talks

WASHINGTON — The United States won't settle for cosmetic changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, the top U.S. trade negotiator said, as negotiations to rework terms of the pact began.
New tower fuels concerns over changing face of San Francisco

New tower fuels concerns over changing face of San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — More than 60 stories above the ground, construction workers climb makeshift stairs and cross narrow steel planks to put the finishing touches on Salesforce Tower, now San Francisco's tallest building. The $1.

Train or fire? Bosses grapple with how to handle off-hours transgressions

TORONTO — It didn't take long for social media to reveal the identities of some of the participants of a racially charged protest in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,082.21, down 15.63 points): Hydro One Ltd. Instalment Receipts (TSX:H.IR). Utilities. Up 20 cents, or 0.54 per cent, to $36.95 on 10.

Loonie gains ground against weakening greenback as Trump dissolves 2 councils

The loonie strengthened against a weakening U.S. dollar that slid as President Donald Trump dissolved two of his business advisory councils, including one on manufacturing. The Canadian dollar was trading at an average price of 78.75 cents US, up 0.
Sears Canada executive chairman steps away to make bid for retailer

Sears Canada executive chairman steps away to make bid for retailer

TORONTO — Sears Canada executive chairman Brandon Stranzl is stepping away from his role to launch a bid for the beleaguered retailer, which is restructuring under court protection from creditors.
Fed officials split in July over inflation worries

Fed officials split in July over inflation worries

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policymakers were worried last month about inflation, but for two opposing reasons. One group of Federal Reserve policymakers felt inflation was falling too low and argued for caution in raising interest rates.

More departures from Trump business advisory councils

WASHINGTON — The CEO of Campbell Soup is resigning from a White House jobs panel over comments about racism made by President Donald Trump.

What's coming for President's Choice Financial customers when CIBC sets up Simplii

TORONTO — How President's Choice Financial customers will be affected by the creation of Simplii Financial, a new brand from CIBC, which will absorb the accounts of some two million current PC Financial account holders.