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Uber stiffed New York City drivers by millions of dollars

Uber on Tuesday admitted to underpaying its New York City drivers tens of millions of dollars for the past 2 1/2 years. “We are committed to paying every driver every penny they are owed — plus interest — as quickly as possible,” Uber executive Rachel Holt said in a statement. “We are working hard to regain driver trust, and that ...

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Google’s AI wins Go match in China, but blocks online broadcast

​Internet users outside China watched a computer defeat its national go champion, but few Chinese web surfers could see it. Censors blocked access to Tuesday’s online broadcast by Google, which organized the game in a town west of Shanghai during a forum on artificial intelligence. The event got little coverage from Chinese newspapers and broadcasters, suggesting they may have received orders ...

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Rare piebald moose caught on video in western Newfoundland

A photographer in western Newfoundland captured what he calls a “once in a lifetime” encounter with an unusual patterned moose this week. Gerard Gale, who runs his own photography business, was in Black Duck Siding near Stephenville on Monday when he spotted a large mostly-white moose having a snack on some bushes. With his high-resolution camera, he recorded a video of the majestic ...

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Alias Grace, Murdoch spin-off Frankie Drake, 21 Thunder set for CBC-TV

New Top of the Lake: China Girl, The Durrells will join CBC-TV fall lineup CBC News Posted: May 24, 2017 11:36 AM ET Last Updated: May 24, 2017 11:36 AM ET Related Stories The anticipated miniseries Alias Grace, a Murdoch Mysteries spin-off following female detective Frankie Drake, fast-paced soccer drama 21 Thunder and a new Allan Hawco drama based on ...

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Moody’s cuts China credit rating over rising debt

The Moody’s ratings agency on Wednesday cut China’s credit rating due to surging debt, prompting a protest by Beijing and highlighting challenges faced by communist leaders as they overhaul a slowing economy. The downgrade adds to warnings about China’s reliance on credit to propel growth after the 2008 global crisis. Private sector analysts say it could drag on the economy ...

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How Roger Moore gave a young fan a top secret James Bond mission

Wednesday May 24, 2017 more stories from this episode Marc Haynes’ chance meeting with actor Roger Moore as young boy is one he’ll never forget.  Moore, who played the iconic British spy James Bond in seven films, died Tuesday at the age of 89. Friends and fans alike are remembering his warm and generous personalty.  ‘I’m seven years old and I’m ...

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Weak U.S. economy prompts Bank of Canada to hold rate steady

The Bank of Canada kept its benchmark interest rate steady on Wednesday, but signalled that could change once the weak U.S. economy starts to rebound as expected through the latter part of the year. Canada’s central bank kept its target for the overnight rate steady at 0.5 per cent on Wednesday, the same level it’s been at since the middle ...

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Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains to make ‘supercluster’ announcement: report

The federal government is expected to launch a $950 million dollar program to fund ‘superclusters’ of high-tech industry on Wednesday morning. Groups of companies and universities will be able to apply for funding through the program, which will target specific sectors including infrastructure, transportation, agri-food and advanced manufacturing, according to a report in The Globe and Mail. Those groups, the report ...

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Cost to fix Phoenix rises above $400M as government to boost staffing

The cost to fix the troubled Phoenix pay system has risen above the original amount the federal government spent to implement it. Steve MacKinnon, the parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, announced on Wednesday a $142 million investment to hire more staff to fix the ongoing Phoenix payroll issues. With that additional money, the cost to fix Phoenix has risen to ...

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‘Thank you for showing up’: Broken Social Scene play Manchester, pay tribute with Johnny Marr

New Ex-Smiths guitarist and Manchester native Johnny Marr joined band to open show The Canadian Press Posted: May 24, 2017 8:42 AM ET Last Updated: May 24, 2017 9:07 AM ET Related Stories Toronto indie rock band Broken Social Scene kicked off their European tour Tuesday night in Manchester, a day after a suicide bombing killed 22 people out front of an Ariana Grande concert. The band ...

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