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New Brunswick political parties focus on tourism, wages on Labour Day

SAINT JOHN, N.B. - New Brunswick's Liberal Party is promising to boost the province's minimum wage in hopes of coming out on top in September's election, while the incumbent Progressive Conservatives are announcing a fund that would...

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Arctic business forum has first meeting, fulfilling Canadian promise

IQALUIT, Nunavut - Canada will live up to promises it made two years ago when the first meeting of the Arctic Economic Council begins Tuesday in Iqaluit....


Duelling reports: Finance rebuts grim analysis by another federal department

OTTAWA - Finance Canada has issued a rebuttal of a politically embarrassing report on middle-class economic woes that was compiled last fall by experts in another federal department....


Civil disobedience, arrests planned in fast-food protests for $15 an hour, unionization

NEW YORK, N.Y. - McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labour organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's...


Too much austerity? Europe confronts impact of its policies as economic recovery fades

FRANKFURT - Europe's economic recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political obstacles and disagreement among themselves over what to do....


Obama highlighting positive economic trends as elections approach, pushes minimum wage hike

MILWAUKEE - Taking a bullish stand on the economy, President Barack Obama is renewing his call for an increase in the minimum wage, looking to give Democrats an issue on which to campaign going into November's midterm congressional...


North Carolina offered $100M to lure Toyota headquarters but lost to Texas bid half that size

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina business recruiters offered Toyota more than $100 million in incentives for the world's largest carmaker to move its North American headquarters to Charlotte rather than a Dallas suburb, but still lost out to ...








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