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Timing and location key if you want to make a buck driving for Uber or Lyft

Timing and location key if you want to make a buck driving for Uber or Lyft

Jeff Perera has been paying the bills for years as a public speaker and educator, but every so often he hits a slow patch. Like many others in Canada, he has turned to driving for Uber, a U.S.-based ride hailing service, to make up the difference.
With China rift ongoing, NBA says free speech remains vital

With China rift ongoing, NBA says free speech remains vital

TOKYO — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league is not apologizing for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's since-deleted tweet showing support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, even after China's state broadcaster cancelled
South Park, games company swept up in China censorship fury

South Park, games company swept up in China censorship fury

TV show South Park and a major video game studio are the latest businesses swept into a growing debate over how to navigate China's censorship efforts.
Airline went into records after Max crash, engineer says

Airline went into records after Max crash, engineer says

SEATTLE — Ethiopian Airlines' former chief engineer says in a whistleblower complaint filed with regulators that the carrier went into the maintenance records on a Boeing 737 Max jet a day after it crashed this year, a breach he contends was part of
Norwegian fund excludes four Canadian firms as it exits oilsands investments

Norwegian fund excludes four Canadian firms as it exits oilsands investments

CALGARY — The largest pension fund in Norway has removed four Canadian energy names from its investment list and says it will no longer put money in companies that derive more than five per cent of their revenue from the oilsands.
GE freezes pensions for 20K workers in bid to trim debt pile

GE freezes pensions for 20K workers in bid to trim debt pile

NEW YORK — General Electric is freezing the pension plans of about 20,000 of its workers and offering pension buyouts to 100,000 former employees as it attempts to reduce its mountain of debt.

Kroger, Walgreens to top selling e-cigarettes in US

NEW YORK — Two major retailers say they will no longer sell e-cigarettes in the U.S. amid mounting health questions surrounding vaping.
US signs limited deal with Japan on ag, digital trade

US signs limited deal with Japan on ag, digital trade

WASHINGTON — The United States and Japan signed a limited trade agreement Monday, a deal that would win back benefits American farmers lost when President Donald Trump pulled out of a broader Asia-Pacific pact his first week in office. U.S.
Gender wage gap narrows to 13.3%, women earn $4.13 less per hour: StatCan

Gender wage gap narrows to 13.3%, women earn $4.13 less per hour: StatCan

Women in their core working years earned 87 cents per hour on average for every dollar earned by a man in 2018, according to a new report by Statistics Canada, marking a 5.5 percentage point improvement over the past two decades.

South African Impala Platinum offers $1 billion for North American Palladium

A $1-billion sales agreement announced Monday represents the culmination of a six-year turnaround for Toronto-based miner North American Palladium Inc., its president and CEO says.