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Clarification: Iowa businessman confirms revival of Cape Breton call centre that laid off 600

SYDNEY, N.S. — In a story that moved on Friday, Dec.

Iowa businessman confirms revival of Cape Breton call centre that laid off 600

SYDNEY, N.S. — An Iowa-based businessman has confirmed he's purchased a Cape Breton call centre that laid off hundreds of workers just weeks before Christmas. Anthony Marlowe of Marlowe Companies Inc.
Russia: Criminal probe opened in mine fire that killed 9

Russia: Criminal probe opened in mine fire that killed 9

MOSCOW — Rescue teams on Sunday found the bodies of nine construction workers who were trapped inside a burning potash mine in Russia's Ural Mountains, while Russian officials opened a criminal investigation of the accident.
RioCan CEO places bets on building more rental housing as retail sector lags

RioCan CEO places bets on building more rental housing as retail sector lags

TORONTO — For the past 25 years, Edward Sonshine has been known as Canada's shopping mall king. Now, the chief executive of one of the country's largest real estate investment trusts wants to be known for something else too: housing.
LNG Canada partner Petronas cuts natural gas output due to plunging prices

LNG Canada partner Petronas cuts natural gas output due to plunging prices

CALGARY — Natural gas prices in Western Canada are so low that a partner in the country's first LNG export project is shutting off money-losing wells and throttling back its exploration program.

Hand-held self-checkout emerges at Canadian retailers with middling results

TORONTO — When Chris Cobain heads to Walmart, he dreads the long line-ups at the cash register. That's why the Toronto-based audio engineer was thrilled when he spotted portable scanners letting customers checkout items as they shopped.
Desk phones "a dying thing" at offices in Canada, say tech experts

Desk phones "a dying thing" at offices in Canada, say tech experts

Toronto marketing specialist Elaina Falcone laughs as she thinks back to about a year ago when executives at her company started walking around the office having phone conversations on headsets, resembling drive-thru employees.