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Bank of Canada cites oil price, hot housing market as factors roiling rate decisions
The sudden drop in the price of crude, a rise in housing market risk and the quickening U.S. recovery are among new and conflicting economic forces complicating the Bank of Canada's interest rate decision-making.
BoC sticks to 1% rate  TheChronicleHerald.ca (registration)
Bank of Canada bids farewell to forward guidance, leaving the market to work ...  Financial Post
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TSX dives as Ottawa shootings, energy drop hit sentiment
By John Tilak. TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell hard on Wednesday after a four-day winning streak, hit by news of deadly shootings in Ottawa and a sharp selloff in energy shares after oil prices tumbled.
Stocks down amid nervousness over Ottawa shooting  CBC.ca
CANADA STOCKS-TSX dives as Ottawa shootings, energy drop hit sentiment  Reuters
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Lamphier: B.C. LNG prospects still in doubt despite tax cut
It was all very predictable, of course. The British Columbia government surprised almost no one Tuesday by agreeing to slash tax rates on the province's yet-unborn liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry.
Jack M. Mintz: Why B.C.'s LNG tax policy sets a bad precedent  Financial Post
B.C. residents got 'played' on LNG promises, says think-tank  MetroNews Canada
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Shoppers take a holiday in August
REGINA - Retail sales in Saskatchewan were flat in August, posting $1.6 billion in sales, virtually the same as in July, but up 4.7 per cent (seasonally adjusted) from $1.54 billion in August 2013, Statistics Canada said Wednesday.
Manitoba sees slight bump in retail sales  Winnipeg Free Press
Canada Retail Sales Fall in August  Wall Street Journal
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Vince Ready imposes 10-year deal in bitter Ikea dispute
A bitter 17-month strike at Ikea's Richmond store ended Wednesday when mediator Vince Ready handed down binding recommendations calling for a 10-year collective agreement.
IKEA announces end to 17-month lockout in BC; wage, benefit increases to ...  News1130
Ikea and union strike a deal after 17-month dispute  The Province
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KDC targets growth following investment
MONTREAL - The owners of a former Clairol hair colouring plant in Quebec plan to use an infusion of cash from a private equity firm and several institutional investors to double its size and solidify its role as an industry leader in health and beauty products.
KDC gets cash injection from Caisse de d�p�t, others  Montreal Gazette
NOVACAP launches NOVACAP Industries IV, a new investment fund with a goal ...  DigitalJournal.com
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Small business lagging in Canada, but has growth potential: CIBC
Small business activity in Canada is lagging the economy as a whole, but it has the potential to pick up and grow in the next five years, according to a new report from CIBC World Markets.
Being your own boss worth the stresses: CIBC poll  PLANT
Is owning a business worth the financial struggle?  Advisor.ca
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New Westminster, Surrey join case against coal-exporting facility
A legal fight to stop the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority from allowing construction of a new coal-exporting facility is building momentum with two municipalities planning to join the court case.
Surrey applying to be intervener in coal port court challenge  Surrey Now
Surrey to apply to intervene in court challenge against coal facility  MetroNews Canada
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SD Stockgrowers say they will keep fighting for COOL
The World Trade Organization has rejected U.S. rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat identifying where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.
Ministers call on U.S. to comply with WTO decision on COOL  Farm Focus
World Trade Organization rejects meat labels  Kotatv
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Former Cargill beef plant worker fined by Canadian court
WINNIPEG Manitoba (Reuters) - A former worker at Cargill Ltd's [CARGIL.UL] High River, Alberta beef plant has been fined for tampering with wastewater samples that were required by the Canadian province of Alberta, its government said on Wednesday.
Former Cargill worker fined for tampering with waste-water samples  Calgary Herald
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