Blockchain will speed up overseas shipping

Globalization has brought the most advanced trading networks the world has seen, with the biggest, fastest vessels, robot-operated ports and vast computer databases tracking cargoes. But it all still relies on millions and millions of paper documents. That last throwback to 19th-century trade is about to fall. A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S and other container More...

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By SLPundit On Friday, April 20th, 2018
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Nintendo’s billion-dollar future may lie in cardboard

Nintendo Co. got its start in 1889 as a successful manufacturer of “hanafuda” — Japanese playing cards made out of stiff paper. Now the game-maker is embracing the same materials for its next trick. The More...

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The world’s wealthy are buying their way to longer lives

Money might not buy love, but it can buy better health. And, to live as long as possible, the world’s wealthy are willing to pay up. Over the past few decades, the average person’s lifespan has risen almost More...

By SLPundit On Friday, April 20th, 2018
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Canadian Toys “R” Us stores find a buyer in Fairfax Financial Holdings

By Scott DeveauBloombergAllison McNeely Fri., April 20, 2018 NEW YORK—Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., the investment firm run by billionaire Prem Watsa, signed an agreement to buy the Canadian unit of More...

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Why a lot of B.C. skiers are kissing Whistler goodbye

It was bad enough when big foreign capital shot Vancouver property values to the moon. Now some locals complain a giant American resort operator is pricing them out of Whistler Blackcomb, B.C.’s premier ski destination. More...

By SLPundit On Friday, April 20th, 2018
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Twitter’s push into live-streaming starts to pay off as niche hits its stride

Two years ago, even as its stock plummeted and takeover rumours swirled, Twitter Inc. was hatching a plan to become a force in live video. The company’s goal was to help users discover “what’s happening More...

By SLPundit On Friday, April 20th, 2018
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This futuristic ‘smart glass’ adjusts to sunlight exposure

There are many depictions of a future in which we’ve mastered the art of manipulating the opacity of glass. Even in real life, sunglasses can adapt to the intensity of sunlight. So why, one might ask, can’t More...

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Employees embrace genetic testing in health coverage — some experts say they shouldn’t

Levi Strauss & Co. introduced a novel benefit for employees at its San Francisco headquarters last fall: free genetic screening to assess their hereditary risks for certain cancers and high cholesterol. Chip More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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Rogers Communications discovers it pays to invest in service

Spending on customer service helped Rogers Communications Inc. boost net wireless additions in the first quarter as it reported revenue and adjusted income that topped analyst forecasts, sending shares ahead by More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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A new bankruptcy code is reshaping Indian business

ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, a Spanish pop singer, plays an unlikely part in the story of Indian capitalism. His presence at a party to mark Vijay Mallya’s 60th birthday, in December 2015, was, literally, a showstopper. More...