Daily Archives: March 4, 2018

Capital is on its way to America, but for bad reasons

ACCORDING to President Donald Trump, money is pouring into America from abroad. The tax reform he signed into law in December means American firms can no longer defer paying taxes on profits left sitting in foreign subsidiaries. The change has led to some uplifting headlines. Apple said that it would make a one-off tax payment of $38bn relating to its ...

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U.S. won't exclude Canada from steel, aluminum tariffs, White House says

The Trump administration is coming under political pressure at home to exclude Canada from global tariffs on steel and aluminum, and while stating its preference for a hard line it’s leaving the door open just the tiniest crack to the possibility of adjustments. Lawmakers, businesses, and hosts on the Sunday political talk-shows all challenged the logic of slapping a national-security ...

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Montreal visual effects companies vying for Oscar glory tonight

Several visual effects companies based in Montreal are eagerly awaiting Sunday’s Oscars ceremony, in hopes that their efforts will be rewarded at Hollywood’s biggest night. Richard Hoover, a visual effects supervisor at Framestore in Montreal, is nominated for his work on Blade Runner 2049. “I think we’ve got a really good chance,” said Hoover, whose been nominated twice before but has yet to take ...

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'Black Panther' dominates for third straight week

This image released by Disney shows Michael B. Jordan, left, and Chadwick Boseman in a scene from Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther.” (Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)  (null) Wakanda’s reign shows no signs of waning. “Black Panther” is king of the box office for the third straight weekend. The release from Marvel and Disney brought in $65.7 million domestically this weekend, ...

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10 ways to fix your home Wi-Fi problems

File photo: A sign advertises Wi-Fi service in the Times Square Subway station in New York, April 25, 2013. (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid) When Wi-Fi slows down, so does our entire life. Our email and browsers stop loading. Our streaming movies freeze. Alexa stops responding. Our phones revert to data plans. Everything buffers at the same time, ruining the momentum of your ...

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RCMP raising concerns about Liberals' changes to criminal background checks

The RCMP is taking issue with changes the Liberal government made to criminal background checks and the pardons system, pointing to cases of people with “disturbing” records applying to work with vulnerable individuals, CBC News has learned. The force’s concerns were summarized in a briefing note prepared by public safety staff to update Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale on the changes to the system. The ...

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Missing points plague members in Loblaws switch to PC Optimum card

Stephanie Oliinyk is feeling burned by her new customer rewards program, PC Optimum. She says she lost 200,000 points — worth $200 in rewards — after switching to the program, and no one at PC Optimum has helped her get them back. “They’re just ignoring me,” said Oliinyk, who lives in Oakville, Ont. “I just find it kind of shocking.” Many members are ...

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