$500K hardship fund for former Sears Canada employees approved by judge

The fund represents less than $200 per terminated employee The Canadian Press Posted: Aug 18, 2017 4:11 PM ET Last Updated: Aug 18, 2017 4:11 PM ET A judge has approved a hardship fund for former Sears Canada employees that will come from a pool of money set aside to pay bonuses for key employees. The $500,000 fund will help ...

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Shawn Mendes, Ed Sheeran perform surprise duet in Brooklyn

New 2 artists performed Mendes track Mercy at the Barclays Center CBC News Posted: Aug 18, 2017 3:26 PM ET Last Updated: Aug 18, 2017 3:26 PM ET British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran joined Canada’s Shawn Mendes onstage Wednesday, surprising fans who came out for Mendes’ Illuminate tour stop in Brooklyn.   Sheeran joined Mendes onstage at the Barclays Center to perform ...

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Elevated testosterone linked to ‘reckless’ financial trading, study finds

It’s no secret financial traders have always been predominately male. So, when a group of researchers with the Ivey Business School at Western University in London, Ont., set out to at look at the role of testosterone on the markets, it wasn’t a far-flung idea. “We wanted to simulate what happens when people are at elevated levels … how would they trade with ...

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Bombardier employee in Swedish unit charged with bribery

A Russian employee in the Swedish branch of Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier was charged Friday with aggravated bribery and faces up to six years in jail and deportation if found guilty. Swedish prosecutor Thomas Forsberg alleges Evgeny Pavlov bribed a public servant in Azerbaijan to win a $340-million contract for a new signalling system. Most of the funding ...

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Steve Bannon to leave Trump’s White House

Chief strategist Steve Bannon’s days in the White House are over, it has been confirmed. Bannon, 63, has been a key adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump’s general election campaign and a forceful but contentious presence in a divided White House. “White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day,” White ...

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President’s arts and humanities committee resigns over Trump’s Charlottesville response

Members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigned Friday over U.S. President Donald Trump’s response to the violent unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia.  “Supremacy, discrimination and vitriol are not American values. Your values are not American values,” the members wrote in their resignation letter dated Friday. “If this is not clear to you, then we call on you to ...

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Demand for eclipse glasses outpaces supply

Ali Van Orman is still looking for specialized glasses to protect her family’s eyes during Monday’s solar eclipse because she never counted on demand totally eclipsing supply. She tried to buy a coveted pair of solar eclipse glasses for herself and two children from Amazon back in July, but the hot commodities wouldn’t have arrived in time. Van Orman and ...

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TMX working with Canadian regulators on how to deal with U.S.-linked pot stocks

TMX Group Ltd. is seeking guidance from Canadian securities regulators as it weighs how to deal with marijuana companies listed in Canada with interests in the United States where the business remains federally illegal. “This is a complex matter which touches multiple aspects across our capital market system, and as such requires close examination and careful consideration,” Toronto-based TMX Group said in a ...

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Oceanex says cost of ships slowing down for whales is $100K a week

Due to new rules brought in by the federal government in an attempt to protect an unusual number of endangered right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Oceanex has introduced a temporary surcharge for vessel operations between St. John’s and Montreal. The Canadian Coast Guard implemented a temporary reduced speed limit of 10 knots for vessels in a portion ...

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‘One take only:’ filmmakers, directors ready to capture solar eclipse

The sun is getting ready for its close-up. Producers of feature films and TV commercials will set up at key locations to capture what they hope will be unique scenes using the natural spectacle of Monday’s total solar eclipse. For filmmakers, the most-coveted backdrops sit within the “zone of totality,” where the moon will cover the sun and expose a glowing corona around its perimeter for ...

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