Trudeau’s trade chief says China ties will survive Huawei furor

By Josh WingroveBloomberg Mon., Dec. 10, 2018 Ties between China and Canada are strong enough to withstand the arrest of a senior Huawei Technologies Co. executive while on a stopover in Vancouver, Justin Trudeau’s trade minister says. Jim Carr sought to play down a developing rift between the two countries in an interview at his Ottawa More...

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GoPro shifts some production from China to sidestep tariffs

GoPro Inc. will move most of its U.S.-bound camera production out of China by next summer in a step to minimize the impact of potential tariffs. “Today’s geopolitical business environment requires More...

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Harvard quietly amasses California vineyards—and the water underneath

SHANDON, CALIF.—Steve Sinton, a rancher, was baffled when a company he’d never heard of began buying large tracts of agricultural land near his pastures at above-market prices. The firm, Brodiaea Inc., More...

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Pot may be next for tobacco farmers already turning to hemp

By Kristine OwramBloomberg Mon., Dec. 10, 2018 For some tobacco farmers, the future may be in cannabis. Altria Group Inc., the U.S. maker of Marlboro cigarettes, made a $ 1.8 billion (U.S.) investment in More...

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‘Fearless Girl’ statue gets new permanent home

NEW YORK—The “Fearless Girl” statue that inspired millions with a message of female empowerment has a new permanent home in front of the New York Stock Exchange. The statue was removed on Nov. More...

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Canadian housing starts rise more than forecast in November

Canadian housing starts rose faster than economists forecast in November on multiple-unit projects like condominiums, the country’s housing agency said. The annual pace of home starts rose 4.4 per cent to More...

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CUPE calls off Flair Airlines job action citing job security concerns

BURNABY, B.C.—The Canadian Union of Public Employees has called off a job action by 139 Flair Airlines flight attendants that was set to begin at midnight tonight. The union cites concerns for the job security More...

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Jennifer Wells: OK Google! What about human rights in China?

Tuesday’s hearing by the House Judiciary Committee into transparency and accountability at Google will place Sundar Pichai in the hot seat as committee members quiz the CEO on the mega-company’s practices More...

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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Big business convention The International Economic Forum of the Americas’ Toronto Global Forum kicks off Monday, featuring business More...

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For Huawei CFO, an idyllic summer playground turns into a prison

Vancouver plays a special role for Meng Wanzhou, as it does for many a wealthy Chinese — a place to park some assets, educate your children, and just let your hair down from time to time. Meng — chief More...