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November 22, 2017

NAFTA: Deadlock on hard issues as round concludes under cloud of question marks

In a thinly veiled threat, U.S. trade czar Lighthizer said Canada and Mexico haven't been "willing to seriously engage" on major changes to the trade deal, adding he's hoping the two countries will change tack by the end of the year


November 22, 2017

U.S. Federal Reserve fears the boom-bust cycle

Janet Yellen, made the comments one day after she submitted a resignation letter to President Donald Trump. She was first Fed leader not to be offered a second term in nearly four decades
November 22, 2017

Toronto transit chief who battled Bombardier departs for top job in NYC

The British-born executive headed the TTC for six years and was seen as a significant modernizing force at the transit operator
November 22, 2017

Competition Bureau drops civil probe into alleged abuse of dominance by Loblaw

The 3 1/2-year investigation looked into whether the grocer used its market-leading position to take advantage of suppliers

November 22, 2017

Critics still not happy after Morneau tweaks contentious tax proposals

The Liberal government made changes to its tax plan after facing backlash from small business owners, doctors and farmers, among others. Opponents say the changes have improved the plan, but they aren't satisfied yet
November 22, 2017

George Weston Ltd. closing Tennessee frozen foods plant

Some of the output from Creative Occasions, the Nashville, Tenn.-based business acquired by a Weston Foods subsidiary in 2015, will move to a facility in Cobourg, Ont.

November 22, 2017

RBC to open Borealis AI lab in Montreal, hoping to predict the future

Part of RBC's focus is to develop technology to pick up early signs of seemingly disconnected events going on around the world that could potentially have an impact on North American markets
November 22, 2017

GE signs US$400M power deal with Iraq

The deal involves building 14 electric substations and supplying critical equipment such as transformers and circuit breakers


In-Depth

Success Centres

Safety & Sustainability

Fall Prevention Month: A call-to-action to protect workers at heights

For Fall Prevention Month, CSA Group is reminding employers of the resources available that can help them select proper equipment and develop effective safety strategies
Energy Efficiency

Energy-intensive Canada could cut back dramatically through efficiency measures

According to a new report from The Conference Board of Canada, energy efficiency measures such as incentive programs, retrofits, audits, land-use measures, building standards and renewable subsidies can substantially reduce Canada's energy consumption
Industrial Edge

ADF Group: 60 years of steely resolve keeps Quebec fabricator in growth mode

Producer of steel assemblies and components for the construction market stands out for its production capacity

 


Financial Management

Succession planning? Look to key employees for possible buyers

Vendor take backs can also make it easier to divest your business
Technology Showcase

Two-speed core drill offers efficient way to drill, tap and twist

The new JMU tools top the class with their compact design and versatility

 


Productivity Improvement

Building a 3D car with just 49 parts — Adhesives to the rescue

Local Motors turns to LOCTITE® for high-performance manufacturing solution
Revenue Growth

10 B2B Tips To Increase Engagement With Your Distributor Community

Acquiring, maintaining and growing distributors who are busy selling your products involves a strategy all its own
Export Success Skills

Streamline for success

Reducing cash management complexity is crucial to success for Canadian companies doing business in China

Cleantech Canada

November, 20 2017

Smart grid firm Clear Blue spending $1.2M to scale up Toronto operations

The funding will help fuel the cleantech firm's expansion into overseas markets; it has clients in 30 countries after just six years in business
November, 17 2017

Tesla unveils fully-electric big rig in drive to overhaul heavy transport

The automaker said the hauler can tow an 80,000-pound load 500 miles on a single charge, but the ambitious new project adds another level of chaos at Tesla, which is already struggling to ramp up production of its new Model 3 sedan
November, 17 2017

Quebec biofuel firm signs first-of-its-kind deal to supply Australian airline

The deal will see Quebec-based Agrisoma work with Australian farmers to grow Carinata seeds, which will be used to produce oil suitable for aviation


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