‘Unprecedented uncertainty’ in high-end real estate market, Sotheby’s says

Recent government regulations have created “unprecedented levels of uncertainty” for the high-end home market heading into the key spring buying season, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada said in a report released Wednesday. Data compiled by the realtor in Canada’s four largest real estate markets predicts little deviation from ongoing trends. Toronto is expected to continue to lead the pack in sales ...

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Rare cancer linked to deaths with textured breast implants, FDA says

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it has received reports of 9 deaths and more than 350 cases of a rare blood cancer linked to breast implants. The FDA said it now agrees with the World Health Organization, which concluded years ago this type of lymphoma can develop following breasts implants. Concerns were first raised at the FDA in 2011, but the agency ...

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Earthquakes could cause Los Angeles area to sink abruptly: study

The Big One may be overdue to hit California, but scientists near Los Angeles have found a new risk for the area during a major earthquake: abrupt sinking of land, potentially below sea level. The last known major quake on the San Andreas fault occurred in 1857, but three quakes over the last 2,000 years on nearby faults made ground ...

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Freshii plans to add up to 160 outlets this year

Freshii Inc. is aiming to expand its network of franchised stores by 150 to 160 outlets by the end of its current fiscal year, the company said Wednesday as it reported its fourth-quarter earnings. The Toronto-based fast casual dining chain said the planned addition of the new stores will push its network to between 430 and 440 locations. The company also said ...

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Enbridge cutting 1,000 jobs after takeover of Spectra Energy

Thomson Reuters Posted: Mar 22, 2017 11:16 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 22, 2017 11:16 AM ET Related Stories Enbridge Inc. said on Wednesday it would cut about 1,000 positions, or six per cent of its work force, after buying Spectra Energy Corp of Houston. The takeover, the most significant energy deal since oil and natural gas prices crashed in mid-2014, ...

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Just for kids: media start-up Pocketwatch targets audiences aged 2-11

New Investors include Les Moonves, Robert Downey Jr. Thomson Reuters Posted: Mar 22, 2017 10:23 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 22, 2017 10:23 AM ET Related Stories Former executives from Walt Disney Co and Viacom Inc’s Nickelodeon network will lead a new media company created to provide video content for children ages 2 to 11, executives announced on Wednesday. The company called Pocketwatch ...

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Chuck Berry’s final studio album to be released in June

CHUCK is 1st album from music pioneer since 1979’s Rock It The Associated Press Posted: Mar 22, 2017 10:05 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 22, 2017 10:05 AM ET Related Stories Chuck Berry’s final studio album will be released on June 16. The album, titled CHUCK, was announced in October, five months before the rock pioneer’s death on Saturday at the ...

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‘You’re very likely to choose a different airline’ : Why is U.S. really banning laptops on planes?

The U.S. decision to ban large electronic devices on American-bound flights from 10 international airports sparked confusion among observers Tuesday who were unsure about how to react to the confusing new rules. In a release, the Department of Homeland Security announced the news banning the use of virtually all electronic devices larger than a cellphone in cabin on flights to ...

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The story behind this mysterious Canadian flag that appeared on a Whitehorse mountain

At first, they thought it was caribou. Whitehorse’s Ivy Rudell and her husband were in their living room last week, when they spotted through their window something moving atop Golden Horn mountain. “We took the binoculars and had a look and there was this thing up there,” said Rudell. “It wasn’t very clear.” The mysterious flag was spied on Golden ...

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Rusty-patched bumblebee first of species declared endangered in continental U.S.

The rusty-patched bumblebee became the first officially endangered bee species in the continental U.S. on Tuesday, overcoming objections from some business interests and a last-minute delay ordered by the Trump administration. One of many bee types that have suffered steep population declines, the rusty-patched has disappeared from about 90 per cent of its range in the past 20 years. It ...

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