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Massive 37-tower project to be 'a real downtown for Mississauga,' developer says - Square One District will feature 18,000 residential units, at least half of which are set to be purpose-built rentals.

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PM to push new NAFTA ratification next week after U.S. senate approval -- Canadian approval would be last legal hurdle in preserving the continent-wide trade deal after Trump blew up NAFTA

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Bombardier in talks to combine rail unit with Alstom -- The latest considerations between the two companies could face antitrust scrutiny, and there's no certainty they will lead to a transaction.

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Canada to start ratifying new NAFTA next week following U.S. approval, Trudeau confirms -- The government will introduce a motion to apply some of its elements Jan. 27 when Parliament resumes, and will table legislation to ratify the deal two days later.

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Netflix faces growth pressure in Canada as it picks up 125,000 new subscribers -- The global streaming company attracted 125,000 paid sign-ups in Canada during the fourth quarter that ended Dec. 31, 2019, helped by popular TV series "The Witcher" and acclaimed films "Marriage Story" and "The Irishman."

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Spin Master shares fall as it cuts sales guidance on logistics, soft market -- The company says it expects to report its gross product sales fell about one per cent in 2019 compared with earlier guidance for growth in the low single-digit range relative to 2018.

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WestJet removes grounded Max from schedule until June 24 on advice from Boeing

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Indigenous LNG supporters chide human rights advocates over pipeline comments

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How to get divorced without going broke -- Price of an uncontested divorce? $1,300. Price of an acrimonious divorce? Tens of thousands.

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This 26-year-old couple loves Toronto, but now they have a baby and want a house. On a single income of $70,000, is it time to leave the city? -- Amy and Jake have dreams of buying a home for their new family. But recently Amy suffered health problems which prevented her from working and money is getting tight, so they're considering moving somewhere cheaper.

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Five things even experienced investors get wrong about TFSAs -- Canadians love TFSAs — we just don't understand them. Here's what you need to know

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How minimalism can simplify your finances — and help you grow your wealth -- Use less. Spend less. Accumulate less. Minimalistic money management can lead to more money, more fulfilment, more clarity and better organization.

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Is your credit score hurting you? Here's how to find out -- Credit expert Richard Moxley on why seniors need to know their score, what hurts it, what helps it and how to make sure you're not a victim of fraud.

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RRSP or TFSA? Here's the simple and definitive answer -- Should you save for retirement in an RRSP or a TFSA? For many high earners, an RRSP is your best bet, writes David Aston

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Dwindling Toronto supply drags Canadian home sales lower -- Existing home sales fell 0.9 per cent from November, the Canadian Real Estate Association reported Wednesday, reflecting a 1.8 per cent drop in new listings.

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High-end home tax will force out Toronto talent, warns real estate CEO -- New taxes in council budget deliberations would make city less attractive to international talent, says the head of Sotheby's Canada.

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Toronto home prices likely to be hot again in 2020 after 4 per cent increase last year -- Toronto Real Estate Board warns that housing supply is decreasing, setting the stage for price increases in the coming year.

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Around the world, luxury real estate poised to strengthen -- Luxury real estate prices around the world are set to rise, with Paris in the lead with a seven per cent luxury price increase forecast, followed by Miami and Berlin.

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Vancouver real estate crackdown's next step: a big watchdog -- British Columbia has led the charge against spiralling home costs, introducing new taxes and policies to restrict foreign investment and speculation.

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Canadians increasingly opt for variable mortgages, report finds -- CMHC report shows surge in both variable rate and uninsured mortgages.

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Crave TV boss talks about the future of streaming and the 'frenemy' relationship with his competition -- Bell Media president and dealmaker Randy Lennox sees the competition and asks 'how are we going to make deals with them'

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France says Netflix, Disney must plow 25% of local revenue into content -- California-based Netflix has already made several French original series, including "Marseille" and "Osmosis," and announced plans to open a Paris office in January.

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TekSavvy launches ad campaign in latest battle with big phone, cable companies -- Chatham-based company will use billboards, transit ads and other advertising to urge the public and politicians to support the CRTC and oppose a return to higher rates.

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U.S. fears losing innovation edge over China. New data shows why -- The U.S. fell one place to ninth in the list of the world's most innovative economies as China rose from 29th to 15th.

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Uber is testing a feature that lets some California drivers set fares -- Starting Tuesday, drivers who ferry passengers from airports in Santa Barbara, Palm Springs and Sacramento can charge up to five times the fare Uber sets on a ride.

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Google pushes 'sensible' ideas for how to regulate AI -- Tech firms and lobbyists are pushing their vision for tech regulation as the EU readies several proposals — "balancing potential harms with opportunities," as Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai says.

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North American airline stocks swoon on fear about virus outbreak in China

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TSX falls for first time in seven sessions on concerns about virus outbreak

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Tax revolt? Taxes energy companies owe Alberta municipalities more than double

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Inside minimalism and tidying are the makings of a seismic shift in American consumerism -- Americans are also "moving away from pride of ownership" towards rental and second-hand purchases. And big retailers are taking notice.

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Quebec premier cautious about response to Bombardier difficulties

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Uber sells food delivery business in India to local competitor Zomato -- The ride-hailing giant's sale of Uber Eats to Zomato, in exchange for 9.99 per cent of the Indian startup, continues its recent efforts to exit money-losing businesses.

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Starbucks says hold the milk to reduce carbon footprint -- Dairy products are the biggest source of carbon dioxide emissions across the coffee giant's operations and supply chain.

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Global stocks drop amid outbreak of deadly virus in China -- The newly identified virus has spread between humans, a leading Chinese health official said. That fueled concerns the disease could quickly be transmitted across vast areas.

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Tesla aims to replicate China success with German factory -- The new facility in the state of Brandenburg is slated to go up quickly, if not quite within a year's time as achieved in China.

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In defending her husband, Carole Ghosn takes on Japan's legal system -- When Carlos Ghosn carried out his daring escape from Japan, Carole Ghosn was waiting for him in Beirut, ignoring an order from a Japanese court to have no contact with her husband.

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OSC chair and chief executive Maureen Jensen to step down April 15

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Take advantage of sales, tax credits to save money on celiac-friendly food

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Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales down 0.6 per cent in November -- Gains see in the transportation and fabricated metal industries

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Oil and gas industry needs to do more to address climate change, IEA report says

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MEC cuts costs, boosts perks in effort to turn around struggling retailer

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Canam Group founders and Quebec investor group buying back Canadian operations -- The operations of U.S. subsidiaries Canam Steel Corp. and FabSouth are not part of the deal and will remain jointly owned by AIP and the Quebec investor group.

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TSX rises to new records on momentum with no direction from closed U.S. markets

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Thyssenkrupp narrows bids for $17 billion elevator unit -- If one of the buyout groups prevails, a deal for the Thyssenkrupp business could become the biggest private-equity acquisition in Europe in more than five years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

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Trump's China deal creates collateral damage for tech firms -- U.S. companies say they are sympathetic to the administration's complaints, but they must compete globally and are not willing to forgo access to China.

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Airbnb to tie employee bonuses to guest safety -- In linking employee bonuses to guest safety and other nonfinancial metrics, Airbnb said it is giving its workforce of more than 6,000 people world-wide, including its executive team, greater responsibility for what happens on and off its platform.

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Capitalism draws fire, despite strong global economy -- Even in strong economies that appear to be close to full employment, trust in institutions is crumbling, a sign that many people feel left behind, Richard Edelman said

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If Madrid and Barcelona can build a high-speed rail connection, why can't Toronto and Montreal? -- The distance is the same, the size of the cities is the same. The only difference is that Canada is 50 per cent wealthier, writes Amir Barnea.

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David Olive: The Trans Mountain pipeline will likely become one of the largest Indigenous-owned assets in the world — and that's just the start -- A quiet revolution is underway that could see a $100-billion Indigenous economy in Canada by 2024, writes David Olive.

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Why is the head of Canada's housing agency so opposed to home ownership? -- The outgoing CMHC president seems to want to put an end to the Canadian dream of owning a single family home, writes Peter Shawn Taylor.

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