Birth control app becomes the first-ever to win FDA marketing approval

By Kelvin ChanThe Associated Press Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 LONDON — The condom, the pill and now the smartphone? Natural Cycles, a mobile fertility app, this month became the first ever digital contraceptive device to win FDA marketing approval. Women take their temperatures and track their menstrual cycles on the app, which uses an algorithm More...

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Walmart eyes virtual reality shopping system, according to patent filings

By Matthew BoyleBloomberg Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 Trekking through a crowded, cavernous Walmart supercentre isn’t much fun. But what if you could do it from the comfort of your own home through virtual More...

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Trump asks SEC to study quarterly earnings requirements for public firms

By Michael J. de la MercedThe New York Times Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 Many leaders of public companies in the United States have complained about the negative aspects of filing quarterly financial reports, citing More...

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Google, Apple, Facebook proof owners shouldn’t name a business after themselves

By Andrew Van DamThe Washington Post Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 Naming your business after yourself demonstrates that you prioritize glory and profit over growing and attracting investment, according to a new analysis More...

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Air Canada seeks finance ministry approval to form insurance firm

MONTREAL—Air Canada is seeking finance ministry approval to form its own life insurance company as a gateway to the annuities market and a hedge against looming pension payouts. A spokesperson says the airline More...

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Stocks in Toronto higher, inflation report helps boost loonie

The materials sector helped Canada’s main stock index push higher in late-morning trading, while the loonie climbed higher after a stronger-than-expected reading of inflation. The S&P/TSX composite index More...

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No changes planned to push Irving out of National Shipbuilding Strategy, Brison says

HALIFAX—The federal Treasury Board president says there are no changes planned to the National Shipbuilding Strategy that would compromise the role of Halifax’s Irving Shipbuilding Inc. The shipbuilding More...

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Ontario’s Great Disrupter hits the cannabis market

As far as investors are concerned, Premier Doug Ford is rapidly emerging as Canada’s great disrupter. First, he rattled the utilities sector by following through with his campaign promise to fire the CEO More...

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Tim Hortons says its China expansion will include menu with congee, matcha

The president of Tim Hortons says a plan to conquer a crowded Chinese coffee market hinges on tailoring its menu to local habits and tastes — including offering congee and matcha alongside signature items More...

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Thanks to e-commerce, Vancouver is the world’s hottest warehouse market

Forget that multimillion-dollar condo on Vancouver’s waterfront. Invest in a warehouse instead. The Canadian city is the world’s hottest industrial real estate market with lease rates up 29 per cent More...