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COVID-19 may accelerate workplace automation that is bigger risk for women: StatCan

COVID-19 may accelerate workplace automation that is bigger risk for women: StatCan

OTTAWA — Women are more likely than men to face a risk of their jobs being affected by automation, a Statistics Canada study says.
Apple's smaller rivals unite to fight iPhone app store rules

Apple's smaller rivals unite to fight iPhone app store rules

WASHINGTON — Spotify and the makers of Fortnite and Tinder are taking on Apple and Google as part of a newly formed coalition calling for “fair treatment” in the way the tech giants run their app stores.
Sir Harold Evans, crusading publisher and author, dies at 92

Sir Harold Evans, crusading publisher and author, dies at 92

NEW YORK — Sir Harold Evans, the charismatic publisher, author and muckraker who brought investigative moxie to the British press, newsmaking dash to the American book business through bestsellers like “Primary Colors” and synergetic buzz to all as a
Mortgage rates tick up to 2.9%, remain at historic lows

Mortgage rates tick up to 2.9%, remain at historic lows

SILVER SPRING, Md. — U.S. average rates on long-term mortgages rose slightly this week but remain at historically low levels. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the average rate on the 30-year home loan edged up to 2.90% from 2.
CI Financial growing wealth management business with minority stake in Assante Dorval

CI Financial growing wealth management business with minority stake in Assante Dorval

TORONTO — CI Financial Corp. and its Assante Wealth Management (Canada) Ltd. subsidiary have signed a deal to acquire a minority share in Assante's operation in Dorval, Que.
BlackBerry reports second-quarter loss, revenue up from year ago

BlackBerry reports second-quarter loss, revenue up from year ago

WATERLOO, Ont. — BlackBerry Ltd. reported a loss of US$23 million in its latest quarter as its revenue grew six per cent compared with a year ago. The security software and services company, which keeps its books in U.S.

Software provider to state and local governments hacked

DALLAS — A major provider of software services to state, county and local governments, including the online publishing of election results, told customers Wednesday that an unknown intruder broke into its phone and information technology systems.
Shopify says it notified privacy commissioner of breach involving 'rogue' staff

Shopify says it notified privacy commissioner of breach involving 'rogue' staff

Shopify Inc. says it has notified Canada's privacy commissioner about a recent data breach it says was carried out by two "rogue" employees.
New SUV is next step in VW's post-scandal electric offensive

New SUV is next step in VW's post-scandal electric offensive

FRANKFURT — Volkswagen is unveiling a battery-powered sport-utility vehicle that is headed for global markets including the United States and China, as the company takes a major step forward in its campaign to make electric cars a mass-market choice.
Restaurant, bar sales rise in July for third straight month, StatCan reports

Restaurant, bar sales rise in July for third straight month, StatCan reports

Statistics Canada says sales for food services and drinking places rose for the third month in a row in July, buoyed by the reopening of dining rooms and patios across the country. The agency says the subsector recorded sales of $4.
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