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In Canada, driverless cars learn to see in the snow

STRATFORD, Ontario (Reuters) - A Canadian town known for its annual theater festival is emerging as a hub of "snowtonomous" research, as automakers face demands to produce self-driving cars that can perform in snow and sleet. But testing driverless cars in cold climates brings added challenges to a

REUTERS - 2018-03-21 21:05:36

The Daily Prophet: A Hawkish Fed? Tell That to Dollar Traders

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised interest rates again and signaled that at least two more hikes are on the way before the year is out. That was expected, but what was unexpected was the part where the central bank downgraded its characterization of economic growth from solid to moderate while

BLOOMBERG - 2018-03-21 20:35:11

Trudeau's Liberals awarded a $100,000 contract in 2016 to Christopher Wylie

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Research Bureau awarded a $100,000 contract in 2016 to Christopher Wylie, the man at the centre of a global controversy over a Facebook data breach. The Liberal Research Bureau issued a statement Wednesday just before the start of Question Period confirming th

GLOBE AND MAIL - 2018-03-21 18:50:06

Duclos on defensive as opposition mocks gender-neutral language policy

Jean-Yves Duclos rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Feb. 7, 2018. Families Minister Jean-Yves Duclos defended Service Canada's decision to ask its employees to adopt gender-neutral language when interacting with the public, as members of the oppositi

GLOBE AND MAIL - 2018-03-21 18:07:09

Immigrants And Their Children More Likely To See Reconciliation As Issue For All Canadians: Survey

About four out of every five respondents to the survey said they consider themselves to have a good grasp of Canadian history. Asked for reasons why they might not be not proud of that history, 30 per cent of responses were about the treatment of Indigenous Peoples, and eight per cent about residen

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2018-03-21 16:18:00

U.S. top trade diplomat says 'nobody wins' trade war but readies China action

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - America's top trade diplomat is readying a mix of tariffs on Chinese imports and investment restrictions to punish Beijing for its alleged theft of U.S. intellectual property if President Donald Trump gives the go-ahead, a move that could come by Friday. U.S. Trade Representa

REUTERS - 2018-03-21 18:18:33

At midday: TSX higher as oil prices rise

Canada's main stock index rose on Wednesday, boosted by energy shares as oil prices hovered near six-week highs, while investors also focused on a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting where it is widely expected to raise interest rates. The materials sector was up 1 per cent as tensions surrounding NAFTA ta

GLOBE AND MAIL - 2018-03-21 15:22:16

Morneau Says He Won't Be Dogmatic on Canadian Inflation Target

Finance Minister Bill Morneau said he'd be open to changes in the Bank of Canada's 2 percent inflation target when the mandate review comes up in 2021, though the bar for any adjustment remains high. Morneau, speaking to Bloomberg in Buenos Aires, said he hasn't directly discussed the issue with the

BLOOMBERG - 2018-03-21 15:13:21

Competitiveness Is Now 'Job 1' for Trudeau's Finance Minister

Bill MorneauPhotographer: Sarah Pabst/Bloomberg Canada's finance minister is turning his full attention to helping businesses tackle competitiveness challenges in the face of U.S. tax cuts and uncertainty around trade that have become a drag on investment. Bill Morneau, in an interview with Bloomber

BLOOMBERG - 2018-03-21 14:45:52

Report: U.S. drops auto content demand, clearing path in NAFTA talks

The Trump administration has dropped a contentious demand that all vehicles exported to the U.S. from Canada and Mexico contain at least 50% U.S. content, removing a key roadblock to a new NAFTA agreement, The Globe and Mail reports. "If true, that would be a very strong indication that we're in dea

SEEKINGALPHA.COM - 2018-03-21 14:35:18

How Canadians Bankrolled the World's First Genetically Engineered Food Animal

It was nearly a year ago, sometime after April, when hundreds of Canadians buying salmon in their local supermarkets got something they didn't expect. It looked identical to other farmed Atlantic salmon-there were no labels suggesting something different. But it was AquaBounty AquAdvantage salmon-a

VICE - 2018-03-21 14:14:30

Auto-Parts Stocks Surge on Report U.S. Drops Nafta Demand

An encouraging development surrounding the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement has auto-parts makers storming out of the gates early on Wednesday. Canada-based Magna International Inc. and Linamar Corp., as well as U.S.-based Lear Corp., are all up more than 1 percent. The Toronto Glob

BLOOMBERG - 2018-03-21 13:54:40

As The U.S. Debates Gun Laws, So Too Does Canada

While the U.S. continues to debate what, if any, federal firearms restrictions to enact in the wake of last month's deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, Canada is introducing new gun laws of its own, even as opponents there have vowed to fight those changes. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's

NPR - 2018-03-21 13:35:25

Canada's Trudeau says remains optimistic about NAFTA deal

March 21, 2018 / 1:32 PM / Updated 4 minutes ago OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday he remained optimistic Canada would get a good deal on NAFTA, adding he was aware of the time pressures imposed on the negotiations by the U.S. and Mexican elections. "We con

REUTERS - 2018-03-21 13:31:56

Knitting retreats weave together tourists' passions for travel, technique

Men attend a knitting retreat. Joe Wilcox Knitters of all countries, ages, genders and favourite needle shapes will travel great lengths to pursue and perfect their favourite hobby. Meet the designers and knitters at the forefront of a growing trend of retreats If ktog, p2, kfb or skp are undeci

GLOBE AND MAIL - 2018-03-21 13:21:04

Jetlines: Short-Term Turbulence Does Not Indicate The Company Is Crashing

Jetlines' stock price has lost half of its value due to recent announcements. Jetlines announced they would not receive their aircraft on time. This has pushed back their start date to an unclear date. There are a handful of accomplishments that the company has achieved over the last year, and the

SEEKINGALPHA.COM - 2018-03-21 13:01:05

The Companies Canadians Most Want To Work For, According To LinkedIn

The headquarters of CIBC, Scotiabank, the Bank of Montreal and Royal Bank of Canada can be seen in downtown Toronto. Canada's major banks all ranked among the top 20 companies Canadians most want to work for, according to LinkedIn. Booming homegrown tech companies and the country's big banks domin

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2018-03-21 12:52:00

10 Things You Should Know About Canopy Growth Corp.

Growth in the marijuana industry simply can't be slowed in recent years, which is a big reason why marijuana stocks have performed so well. According to cannabis research firm ArcView, in partnership with BDS Analytics, North American legal pot sales could grow by an estimated 28% annually through 2

FOXBUSINESS - 2018-03-21 12:48:21

HuffPost Canada 'Backbenchers' Episode 2: Ford Wins, Scheer Takes London, PM Meets Alleged Science Guy (VIDEO)

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HUFFINGTONPOST - 2018-03-21 12:24:00

Canada Goose to do more in-house manufacturing as it pursues higher margins

Luxury coat maker Canada Goose plans to bring more manufacturing in-house in a bid to boost margins and help it live up to lofty investor expectations as the most expensive stock among major luxury brands. The Toronto-based company aims to make a least half of its outerwear itself in a few years, up

GLOBE AND MAIL - 2018-03-21 11:38:39