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GM Canada's company town has learned from past layoffs

Dec 6, 2018
As the automaker's Oshawa, Ontario, plant has shed jobs, the local economy has been forced to diversify.
Image of the General Motors plant and headquarters in the 1940s.
Courtesy of the Archival Collection at the Oshawa Museum

Canada grapples with refugee influx from U.S.

Nov 28, 2018
Refugees seeking asylum are leaving the U.S. for Canada, where authorities scramble to house them.
Beds in an emergency respite opened in Toronto in mid-November to relieve pressure on its stressed shelter system.
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Doing your Christmas shopping on your phone? Don't feel special, pretty much everyone's doing that

Nov 26, 2018
The more your friends post about their #favoritethings, the more likely you are to buy from your phone.
The more your friends post about their #favoritethings, the more likely you are to buy from your phone. 
PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Why retailers love it when you order online and pickup in store

Nov 23, 2018
Big box and department stores have invested heavily on making it easy for customers to pick up stuff they order online at the store. That’s because research shows that most of those pick-ups actually become shopping trips, where the customer…

Hey sports fans! Your regional network may be on the block.

Oct 30, 2018
Even with online offerings of live sporting events proliferating, there’s a market for those legacy regional sports networks. Disney is set to shed 22 of the RSNs, which bring you college ball and other local sports. And there’s plenty of…

Hey sports fans! Your regional network may be on the block.

Oct 30, 2018
Even with online offerings of live sporting events proliferating, there’s a market for those legacy regional sports networks. Disney is set to shed 22 of the RSNs, which bring you college ball and other local sports. And there’s plenty of…

WTO talks! See who's invited! (Not the U.S. or China)

Oct 24, 2018
With the trade feud between the U.S. and China looming, the main goal of the talks is reform.
A man is seen in silhouette leaving the World Trade Organization (WTO) headquaters on September 21, 2018 in Geneva.
FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images

WTO talks! See who's invited! (Not the U.S. or China)

Oct 24, 2018
With the trade feud between the U.S. and China looming, the main goal of the talks is reform.
A man is seen in silhouette leaving the World Trade Organization (WTO) headquaters on September 21, 2018 in Geneva.
FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images

Toy manufacturers adjust to a post-Toys R Us world

Oct 23, 2018
The retail giant's bankruptcy has Hasbro and other toymakers scrambling to prepare for the holidays.
Shoppers crowd Toys R Us in Times Square on Nov. 23, Black Friday, in 2007 in New York City.
Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images

Toy manufacturers adjust to a post-Toys R Us world

Oct 23, 2018
The retail giant's bankruptcy has Hasbro and other toymakers scrambling to prepare for the holidays.
Shoppers crowd Toys R Us in Times Square on Nov. 23, Black Friday, in 2007 in New York City.
Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images