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Statistics Canada to launch survey to collect data about digital economy

Statistics Canada to launch survey to collect data about digital economy

TORONTO — Statistics Canada has started mailing out 12,000 survey invitations to households to ask how they are participating in the digital economy, either through their purchases or by earning money on platforms such as Uber or Airbnb.
Cheng to pay $400,000 under OSC settlement in Amaya insider tipping case

Cheng to pay $400,000 under OSC settlement in Amaya insider tipping case

TORONTO — A former money manager involved in insider tipping of information about Amaya Gaming Group Inc. has agreed to pay a $350,000 penalty and $50,000 in investigation costs as part of a settlement with the Ontario Securities Commission.
A trade war looms as Trump slaps tariffs on Chinese imports

A trade war looms as Trump slaps tariffs on Chinese imports

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump brought the world's two biggest economies to the brink of a trade war Friday by announcing a 25 per cent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese imports to take effect July 6.

OSC staff allege Caldwell Investment broke rules, misled investigators

TORONTO — The enforcement branch of the Ontario Securities Commission is accusing Caldwell Investment Management of executing most of its clients' trades through an affiliated company rather than making reasonable efforts to find the best alternative
Nintendo of America top executive says E3 doesn't hold monopoly on gaming buzz

Nintendo of America top executive says E3 doesn't hold monopoly on gaming buzz

While information from the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo is still voraciously consumed by gamers hungry for bombshell announcements or updates on anticipated upcoming releases, the ensuing social media talk is as much about what was missing as

McDonald's to switch to paper straws in U.K., Ireland

NEW YORK — McDonald's said Friday it will switch to paper straws at all its locations in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and test an alternative to plastic ones in some of its U.S. restaurants later this year.
Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 1.3% in April to $56.2 billion

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 1.3% in April to $56.2 billion

OTTAWA — Canadian manufacturing sales unexpectedly fell in April as sales in the petroleum and coal products and transportation equipment industries dropped. Statistics Canada said Friday factory sales dropped 1.3 per cent to $56.
US industrial production fell 0.1 per cent in May

US industrial production fell 0.1 per cent in May

WASHINGTON — U.S. industrial production slipped 0.1 per cent in May, primarily dragged by a drop in manufacturing caused by a major fire at a parts supplier for trucks.
Caesars workers in Las Vegas approve new contract deal

Caesars workers in Las Vegas approve new contract deal

LAS VEGAS — Housekeepers, bartenders and other unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by Caesars Entertainment approved a new five-year contract, ending the possibility of a strike at those properties.
Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity in bankruptcy case

Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity in bankruptcy case

LONDON — Retired German tennis star Boris Becker is claiming his unpaid role as a sports attache for Central African Republic gives him diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings in Britain.