• Unemployment rate in southern Alberta below 4 per cent
Unemployment rate in southern Alberta below 4 per cent

The report of statistics Canada on Friday also said that compared to previous year, employment increased by 1.2%, resulting in a net increase of 218800 jobs. But Friday's report also contained bad items. Construction is among sectors where jobs increased year-over-year, to 15,400 from 13,700. That said, the average year-over-year wage growth of...

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  • Job growth slows in November
Job growth slows in November

November's job gains are down from October's robust 237,000, but the unemployment rate remained 3.7 percent for the third straight month, almost a five-decade low. The joblessness rate was unaltered at close to a 49-year low of 3.7 percent as more individuals entered the work drive. The unemployment rate for men aged 20 and above fell last mont...

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  • Southwest Airlines overrun at Burbank
Southwest Airlines overrun at Burbank

Flight 278, a Boeing 737-700 that originated in Oakland, was landing in Burbank shortly after 9 a.m. when it slid off the runway and came to a stop after hitting a barrier created to catch airplanes that leave the runway, according to an FAA spokesman.

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  • Marlboro Maker Investing $2.4 Billion In Marijuana Market
Marlboro Maker Investing $2.4 Billion In Marijuana Market

Altria has agreed to take a 45 percent stake in Toronto-based marijuana producer Cronos Group Inc ., marking a major tobacco company's first foray into cannabis. Cronos shares, meanwhile, surged as much as 33 percent to $13.95 in NY. Altria had been in talks with cannabis companies for months, as its core cigarette business continues to shrin...

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  • Bush to lie in state in Capitol Rotunda
Bush to lie in state in Capitol Rotunda

He also credited Bush, who died Friday night at age 94, with working with other countries and the United Nations in the first Gulf War. Former President George W. He was also vice president, a World War II veteran, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and other positions. "He was among the best of us, and will be sorely missed".

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  • Fiat Panda branded a 'zero-star car' for safety
Fiat Panda branded a 'zero-star car' for safety

The Wrangler achieved 50 percent of the maximum available points for adult occupant protection in a crash, 69 percent for child occupants, 49 percent for pedestrians and 32 percent for safety systems. "It is high time we saw a product from the Fiat-Chrysler group offering safety to rival its competitors", said Michiel van Ratingen, secretary genera...

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  • China says it will carry out tariff cease-fire with US
China says it will carry out tariff cease-fire with US

The commerce ministry's remarks came days after US President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed to give negotiators 90 days to resolve their trade spat. The two sides also will discuss intellectual property protection, technical cooperation, market access and their trade balance, Gao said. President Trump is expected to put m...

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  • China promises prompt action on United States trade pact
China promises prompt action on United States trade pact

The leaders attended the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As part of the agreement, Trump - who called the deal "incredible" - said that he'll delay the United States' plan to impose tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods. In Buenos Aires, Trump agreed to delay the scheduled USA tariff increase for 90 days while the two sides negotiate o...

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  • Stocks battered by Wall Street, fears of United States slowdown
Stocks battered by Wall Street, fears of United States slowdown

The so-called "inversion" of the yield curve to many investors sounds an alarm about a looming USA economic slowdown. The euro EUR=EBS edged down 0.1 percent to $1.1328. If wages are rising at a quick pace, Fed members may be more apt to continue to hike interest rates to try to stay ahead of inflation. It is not a sure indicator, however, wi...

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  • Best Companies To Work For In 2019, According To Their Employees
Best Companies To Work For In 2019, According To Their Employees

It is possible that Facebook slipped in the list this year because of all the controversies that have surrounded it. Employee satisfaction at Facebook has taken a big hit in the past year, according to new research from Glassdoor . Rounding out the top 10 were, In-N-Out Burger (No. 3), construction project management software company Procore ...

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  • Whopper Detour: Why Burger King is sending customers to McDonald's
Whopper Detour: Why Burger King is sending customers to McDonald's

Get more information here. Rather, you'll have to use the BK app to order the burger outside of a McDonald's . Burger King is calling the campaign the Whopper Detour . Burger King also released a promotional video to coincide with the marketing ploy. The deal starts Tuesday and runs through December 12th. But in fact the Twitter account w...

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  • USA stocks dive as trade jitters return
USA stocks dive as trade jitters return

The VIX Volatility Index was higher at 20.59 for a gain of 4.15 points or 25.24%. Stocks had rallied on Monday following a truce between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping on their trade dispute following weekend talks in Argentina, but investor optimism over a resolution faded on Tuesday.

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  • Huawei finance chief Meng Wanzhou arrested in Canada
Huawei finance chief Meng Wanzhou arrested in Canada

Meng was arrested in Vancouver on Saturday and is being sought for extradition by the U.S. US authorities have not disclosed circumstances surrounding Meng's arrest, but a person familiar with the matter told Reuters the arrest relates to violations of USA trade sanctions.

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  • Huawei CFO arrested for violating USA trade sanctions
Huawei CFO arrested for violating USA trade sanctions

Meng Wanzhou , who is also Huawei's deputy chair and is the daughter of founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested in Vancouver in relation to suspicions of violations to U.S. Back in February, leading intelligence chiefs from the CIA, FBI and National Security Agency told the US Senate Intelligence Committee they would advise Americans not to use produc...

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  • President Trump Throws Hail Mary Tweet On Eve Of OPEC Meet
President Trump Throws Hail Mary Tweet On Eve Of OPEC Meet

Trump wrote in a tweet ahead of the group's meeting this week to discuss possible cuts. Russia's oil giant Lukoil said it's ready to cut production if the upcoming meeting results in a deal to prop up prices, the company's CEO Vagit Alekperov told reporters, according to TASS news agency.

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  • Ted Baker staff launch petition complaining over founder Ray Kelvin's 'forced hugging'
Ted Baker staff launch petition complaining over founder Ray Kelvin's 'forced hugging'

Employees of the high-end British clothing company Ted Baker have launched a petition alleging that the company culture allows "harassment to go unchallenged". Anonymous testimonies gathered by the site include several claims that Mr Kelvin massaged, kissed or inappropriately touched members of staff. Ted Baker is also having to cope with the f...

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  • Moe, Notley raise oil concerns with Trudeau ahead of meeting
Moe, Notley raise oil concerns with Trudeau ahead of meeting

U.S. refiners have turned to rail to ship incremental crude barrels to the U.S. Gulf Coast to take advantage of discounted prices. Oil prices were pressured by a weekly report from the American Petroleum Institute (API) that said USA crude inventories rose by 5.4 million barrels in the week to November 30, to 448 million barrels, in a sign that...

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  • Chief financial officer of China's Huawei arrested in Canada
Chief financial officer of China's Huawei arrested in Canada

The woman was apprehended on Saturday and is awaiting the bail hearing scheduled for Friday, Canada's Department of Justice spokesman Ian McLeod told The Globe and Mail . In a statement, Huawei said it complied with "all applicable laws and regulations where it operates, including applicable export control and sanction laws and regulations of the ...

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  • Huawei CFO arrested in Canada for U.S. ‘for violating Iran sanctions’
Huawei CFO arrested in Canada for U.S. ‘for violating Iran sanctions’

We'll update you as this story continues. Both The Global And Mail and South China Morning Post previously reported that Meng had been arrested on suspicion of violating the US's trade sanctions on Iran. "Americans are grateful that our Canadian partners have arrested the Chief Financial Officer of a giant Chinese telecom company for brea...

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  • 'Yellow Vests' Seek More Protests Despite Paris Suspending Fuel Tax Hike
'Yellow Vests' Seek More Protests Despite Paris Suspending Fuel Tax Hike

Four people have died since protests began in November. Two groups blockading petrol depots in Brittany said they would stand down following the announcement of the measures, which will cost public coffers some two billion euros ($2.3 billion).

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