Jennifer Wells: How baby formula may end up as collateral damage in Trump’s NAFTA war

Two words: baby formula. We can talk ourselves senseless about President Donald Trump’s fury over alleged trade imbalances and Canadian dairy specifically, and Canada’s supply management system, and the relatively small weight of the dairy industry measured against, say, steel and aluminium. Skim milk powder made from cow’s milk More...

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By SLPundit On Thursday, June 14th, 2018
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Elon Musk’s Boring Company to build high-speed underground airport shuttle in Chicago

CHICAGO—Entrepreneur Elon Musk said Thursday a high-speed transportation system that will whisk people between downtown Chicago and O’Hare International Airport at speeds of up to 240 km/h could be More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, June 14th, 2018
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Why Japan’s sharing economy is tiny

AIRBNB, an American platform for booking stays in other people’s houses, can barely conceal its frustration. A law passed last year for the first time legalised minpaku, or home-sharing, in Japan, but also More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, June 14th, 2018
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The insecurity of freelance work

THE decline of the conventional job has been much heralded in recent years. It is now nearly axiomatic that people will work for a range of employers in a variety of roles over their lifetimes, with a much more More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, June 14th, 2018
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Rolls-Royce to cut 4,600 jobs

By Robert WallThe Wall Street Journal Thu., June 14, 2018 British aircraft-engine maker Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC, facing investor pressure to boost competitiveness, said it would shed 4,600 jobs even as it More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, June 14th, 2018
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Key household debt ratio creeps lower in first quarter to 168.0 per cent

By Craig WongThe Canadian Press Thu., June 14, 2018 OTTAWA—The amount Canadians owe relative to their income posted its largest decline on record in the first quarter as mortgage borrowing slowed along More...

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Air taxi service takes the high way to Muskoka

The cottage country commute is sure to be a breeze this weekend — at least for travellers willing to pay for a new air taxi service between Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport and Muskoka Airport in Gravenhurst. More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, June 14th, 2018
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Rogers Media cuts 75 jobs in digital content and publishing

Rogers Communications is cutting the size of its digital content and publishing team by about one-third. The Toronto-based company says about 75 full-time employees have been laid off, reducing the size of that More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, June 14th, 2018
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Canaries in the coal mine

[unable to retrieve full-text content] IF YOU look only at the headline numbers, populism and protectionism seem to be weirdly good for global business. Since 2015 there has been Brexit, the rise of fringe parties More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
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U.S. steel tariffs prompt ADF to impose work sharing at Quebec plant

By Ross MarowitsThe Canadian Press Wed., June 13, 2018 MONTREAL—ADF Group Inc. says uncertainty over U.S. steel tariffs reduced orders and prompted it to introduce worksharing for employees at its Quebec More...