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Former Ont. privacy commissioner forms global council, seeks funds for research

Former Ont. privacy commissioner forms global council, seeks funds for research

TORONTO — Former Ontario privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian will be venturing into new territory Thursday evening when she asks guests at a posh Toronto ballroom for several hundred thousand dollars to fund her passion.
10 Safeway stores to be shuttered in B.C. as labour negotiations begin

10 Safeway stores to be shuttered in B.C. as labour negotiations begin

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — A union representing Safeway employees in British Columbia says 10 stores in the province will be permanently closed as labour negotiations are set to begin. United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1518 said Sobeys Inc.
Music firms sue to keep hit songs off fitness streaming app

Music firms sue to keep hit songs off fitness streaming app

ATLANTA — Some of the nation's largest recording studios have joined forces in an effort to stop a music streaming service aimed at fitness enthusiasts from using songs by Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Green Day and other stars.
Suit alleges Motel 6 discriminated against Latino customers

Suit alleges Motel 6 discriminated against Latino customers

PHOENIX — A civil rights group sued Motel 6 on Tuesday, alleging it discriminated against some Latino customers at two locations in Phoenix by giving their whereabouts and personal information to U.S.
Senate approves Powell to follow Yellen as Fed chair in Feb.

Senate approves Powell to follow Yellen as Fed chair in Feb.

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday approved President Donald Trump's selection of Jerome Powell to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve beginning next month.

Court tosses out $210M deal over Hyundai, Kia gas mileage

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court has tossed out a roughly $210 million deal to compensate owners and leaseholders of Hyundai and Kia models with overstated gas mileage figures. In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the 9th U.S.
Sheriff: Remains of 5 missing gas rig workers recovered

Sheriff: Remains of 5 missing gas rig workers recovered

OKLAHOMA CITY — Officials on Tuesday recovered the remains of five gas rig workers who had been missing since a fiery explosion in eastern Oklahoma a day earlier.
CN Rail raises dividend as it eyes years of double-digit annual growth

CN Rail raises dividend as it eyes years of double-digit annual growth

MONTREAL — Canadian National Railway Co. is raising its quarterly dividend 10 per cent as it anticipates annual double-digit earnings growth for the next five years. The country's largest railway says it will pay 45.

Virtue and Victory: COC draws on themes of fair play for new edgy campaign

TORONTO — Drawing on themes of fair play and perseverance, the Canadian Olympic Committee launched its new "Virtue and Victory" campaign Tuesday.

Surging oil prices help lift Toronto stock index, Canadian dollar flat

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index rose modestly Tuesday, helped in part by strength in the energy sector as the price of oil surged nearly US$1. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 9.57 points to 16,357.