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Volvo sets goal of 25% recycled plastics in cars from 2025

Monday  22:21,   18 june 2018
cbc.ca

At least 25 per cent of the plastics used in new Volvo car models from 2025 will be from recycled materials, the Chinese-owned company said on Monday in an anti-pollution plan praised by the United Nations. Recycled plastics - such as from fishing[...]

Magna plans electric vehicle joint ventures with Chinese company

Monday  20:11,   18 june 2018
cbc.ca

Magna International Inc. says it will form two new joint ventures with a Chinese company to engineer and build electric vehicles. Magna International Inc. says it will form two new joint ventures with a Chinese company to enginee The[...]

To generate some buzz, GTA malls are breaking out in hives

Monday  20:11,   18 june 2018
thestar

To generate some buzz, GTA malls are breaking out in hivesOne storey below Kim, the mall’s security manager, lies centre court, being renovated as part of a $90-million improvement launched in 2015, the year Target decamped and left a gaping vacancy [...]

Single-family construction starts on the rise

Monday  20:03,   18 june 2018
calgaryherald

Single-family construction starts on the riseThe growth in new construction of single-family homes in the Calgary area this year continued in May, topping activity from the same month in 2017 by 15[...]

TFSA investors: 3 top Canadian dividend stocks to start a retirement fund

Monday  20:03,   18 june 2018
fool

Here's why Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY)(NYSE:RY) and another two market leaders deserve to be on your radar.One popular strategy involves owning top dividend stocks inside a TFSA and using the distributions to acquire additional shares. This[...]

US stocks are mixed after early skid; smaller companies rise

Monday  19:16,   18 june 2018
msn

US stocks are mixed after early skid; smaller companies riseKEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index fell 8 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 2,771 as of 11:30 a.m. Eastern time. Earlier it fell as much as 22 points. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped[...]

Canadians who want to play hardball with Trump should look at this map

Monday  19:16,   18 june 2018
huffingtonpost.ca

Canadians who want to play hardball with Trump should look at this mapA new survey from Angus Reid finds 70 per cent of respondents want Ottawa to play hardball with the Trump administration in the growing trade dispute between our two countries.[...]

Why Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was just arrested

Monday  13:57,   18 june 2018
fortune

Audi Chief Executive Rupert Stadler was arrested on Monday in connection with the 2015 Volkswagen Group diesel-emissions cheating scandal. Munich prosecutors reportedly arrested Stadler due to a potential risk that he might seek to suppress [...]

How U.S. tariffs on cars could hit Canadians

Monday  12:06,   18 june 2018
cbc.ca

The U.S. president has most recently put the trade crosshairs on vehicles, and should Canada be slapped with more tariffs, workers and consumers could be the biggest losers. Last week, as he was en route to Singapore from the G7 summit, Trump[...]

Unilever takes stand against digital media's fake followers

Monday  10:27,   18 june 2018
reuters

<p>Consumer goods giant Unilever (ULVR.L) (UNc.AS), the world's second-biggest advertiser, is cutting ties with digital media "influencers" that buy followers, saying it wants to help make advertising more transparent.</p>With[...]

Escalating U.S. protectionism would shrink economies of Canada, Mexico, report says

Monday  09:50,   18 june 2018
cbc.ca

A Scotiabank report says if the United States breaks all trade ties with its partners — and imposes across-the-board tariffs that average 20 per cent — then Canada and Mexico would see their economies contract in 2020. For Canada, it predicts the[...]

Actor says husband's Tesla car shot flames in traffic

Sunday  11:30,   17 june 2018
msn

Actor Mary McCormack has shared video of her husband's Tesla car shooting flames while in Southern California traffic .McCormack said in an accompanying tweet Friday that there was "no accident" and the incident was "out of the blue."Sheriff's[...]

How this woman saved $40,000 in one year thanks to dog-walking app Rover

Sunday  09:05,   17 june 2018
cnbc

Jen Tserng ditched her medical career to housesit and walk dogs. Now she lives rent free and makes in the high five-figures.Load[...]

5 biggest risks of sharing your DNA with consumer genetic-testing companies

Sunday  09:05,   17 june 2018
cnbc

Consumer DNA genetic testing kits are a booming business, and the biggest risk isn't necessarily uncovering a health scare; it's what these companies may do, or be forced to do, with your genetic data.The business of personal genetic-testing [...]

Montreal sees biggest job growth among Canadian, U.S. cities

Sunday  08:12,   17 june 2018
cbc.ca

Thanks in part to its high tech and creative sectors, Montreal saw 3.6 per cent job growth last year, putting it in the top spot out of cities in Canada and the United States, according to Montréal International. The economic agency looked at[...]