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Uber and Lyft are driving toward IPOs

Oct 18, 2018
Investors could pony up $140 billion for shares even though neither firm is profitable.
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Uber and Lyft are driving toward IPOs

Oct 18, 2018
Investors could pony up $140 billion for shares even though neither firm is profitable.
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Canada's new legal pot sellers need to outcompete the black market

Oct 16, 2018
Canadians will be able to purchase recreational cannabis starting Oct. 17.
Ian Johnston trims medicinal marijuana plants at Tweed INC. in Smith Falls, Ontario on Dec. 5, 2016.
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Canada's new legal pot sellers need to outcompete the black market

Oct 16, 2018
Canadians will be able to purchase recreational cannabis starting Oct. 17.
Ian Johnston trims medicinal marijuana plants at Tweed INC. in Smith Falls, Ontario on Dec. 5, 2016.
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Canadians mull new trade pact, worry about domestic dairy industry

Oct 8, 2018
Some Canadians worry NAFTA replacement will flood markets with lower-cost U.S. milk and cheese.
A dairy cow on a farm in Caledon, Canada.
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Canada's Aluminum Valley grapples with U.S. tariffs

Sep 17, 2018
A 50-mile stretch along the Saguenay River in Quebec produces roughly half of Canada's aluminum; residents are anxious.
Rio Tinto ships raw material and finished ingots in and out of its own port facility on the bay of the Saguenay River, which flows out to the Saint Lawrence and the Atlantic Ocean.
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Canada protects its dairy industry. President Trump is tired of that.

Aug 30, 2018
The president has given Canada until Friday to sign on to a new trade agreement, but the dairy industry has been one of the prime sticking points during negotiations.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (2L) speaks with dairy farmers in Ottawa, Ontario on June 12, 2018. - Canadian politicians of all stripes rallied round their prime minister on after his cautious and polite defense of free trade rules drew an extraordinary personal rebuke from US President Donald Trump.
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As trade tensions with the U.S. escalate, some in Canada are turning toward products made at home

Aug 22, 2018
In May, the Trump administration announced import tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum. Canada retaliated with its own, longer list of tariffs that includes steel and aluminum but also products from bourbon to strawberry jam. With the risk of an…
A fan waves a Canada flag during the game between the United States and Canada on Dec. 3, 2017 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. 
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Food wars escalate in Boston and Philadelphia ahead of Super Bowl Sunday

Feb 2, 2018
Philadelphia and Boston ban each other’s foods leading up to Super Bowl Sunday.
A box of Dottie's Donuts in Philadelphia, where no more Boston Creme donuts will be made until after the Super Bowl.
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As refugee admissions fall, nonprofits lay off staff

Jan 3, 2018
Nonprofits worry about the loss of institutional knowledge as offices are forced to close amid a slow down in refugee admissions.
After he was laid off in August, Todd Miller left refugee resettlement work to teach English as a second language at a local university. 
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