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Fake online reviews: US proposes bans

WASHINGTON – US federal regulators are looking to crack down on fake reviews and other deceptive internet practices. The Federal Trade Commission proposed a new rule Friday that would ban paying for reviews, suppressing honest reviews, selling fake social media engagement and more. Businesses would also be prohibited from running company-controlled websites that claim to […]

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Canadians seeking financial advice from banks left unsatisfied

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Executive Summary Executives Roughly two-thirds of retail bank customers ‘financially unhealthy,’ the study finds Published June 30, 2023 • 4 minute read Pedestrians walk near a Royal Bank of Canada building in the financial district of Toronto. Photo by Brent Lewin/Bloomberg files Article content As high inflation, rising interest rates and

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Canada’s economy grew by more than expected in the first quarter, upping the odds of the rate hike next week

The Canadian economy grew at an annualized rate of 3.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2023, Statistics Canada reported Wednesday. The latest data shows growth beating out the federal agency’s own forecast of 2.5 per cent for the quarter. A preliminary estimate suggests the economy grew by 0.2 per cent in April, after

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Canadian forest fires are the latest costly climate disaster that public accounts fail to capture

You don’t have to tell the people of Calgary and other Canadian communities breathing orange air that forest fires have a cost. And while repeated studies draw a direct line between an increase in costly forest fires and climate change, economists and accountants right up to Canada’s Parliamentary Budget Officer say the benefits of stopping

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Tucker Carlson leaves Fox News days after Dominion lawsuit settlement

April 24 (Reuters) – Fox News Media and its top-rated host Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways, less than a week after parent company Fox Corp (FOXA.O) settled for $787.5 million a defamation lawsuit in which Carlson played a starring role roles. The outspoken Carlson embraced conservative issues and delivered his views with a

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How Ryan Reynolds became Canada’s unlikeliest business mogul

UPDATE: After this story was originally published, Wrexham Football Club — which Ryan Reynolds and actor Rob McElhenney bought in 2021 — qualified for the fourth tier of the English football league system. The business of Ryan Reynolds is booming. He bought into Montreal payment technology company Nuvei this week. He recently sold Mint Mobile

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Saskatchewan among the world’s top 3 regions for mining investment

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Executive Summary Executives Three provinces make the top 10, according to Fraser Institute Published May 05, 2023 • Last updated 20 hours ago • 4 minute read An employee of Sayona Quebec in front of a lithium deposit at the company’s North American Lithium Complex in La Corne, central Quebec. Photo

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Enbridge ‘disappointed’ as environmental review for Line 5 tunnel extended – Business News

Enbridge ‘disappointed’ The Canadian Press – March 23, 2023 / 1:22 pm | Stories: 417614 Photo: The Canadian Press This photo taken in October 2016 shows an aboveground section of Enbridge’s Line 5 at the Mackinaw City, Mich., pump station. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP – John Flesher The timeline of a US review of a proposed

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Scandal-plagued Japan tech giant Toshiba accepts buyout offer – Business News

Photo: The Canadian Press Scandal-embattled Japanese electronics and technology manufacturer Toshiba has accepted a 2 trillion yen ($15 billion) tender offer from Japan Industrial Partners, a buyout fund made up of major banks and companies. If the proposal succeeds, it will be a major step in Toshiba’s years long turnaround effort, allowing it to go

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Big banks create $30B rescue package for First Republic – Business News

Photo: The Canadian Press The hours of operation and the FDIC Insured status is on display at the front door of a First Republic Bank in the Financial District of Manhattan, Thursday, March 16, 2023. The S&P 500 was 0.8% higher in midday trading after erasing an earlier loss of nearly that much following reports

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