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SCIENCE NEWS Married heterosexual men happiest earning 50 per cent more than wives SCIENCE NEWS Married heterosexual men happiest earning 50 per cent more than wives

SCIENCE NEWS Married heterosexual men happiest earning 50 per cent more than wives

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Mind 20 November 2019 By Alice Klein A wife’s salary seems to have an impact on a husband’s happinessWestend61 GmbH / Alamy Stock PhotoOver the past few decades, more and more women have started to out-earn men. In the US, for example, the proportion of wives who earn more than their husbands has climbed from…

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SCIENCE NEWS When robots are ultra-lifelike will it be murder to switch one off? SCIENCE NEWS When robots are ultra-lifelike will it be murder to switch one off?

SCIENCE NEWS When robots are ultra-lifelike will it be murder to switch one off?

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Sentient machines with empathy and morality are coming. We urgently need to make some life-and-death decisions about their rights Life 20 November 2019 By Rowan Hooper In Japan, inanimate objects, including Aibo robot pets, are considered to have a spirit or soul2019 Sony Corporation“HELLO, I’m Scout. Want to play?” My daughter has a toy dog…

SCIENCE NEWS From mushroom shrouds to cyber funerals, a 21st-century guide to death SCIENCE NEWS From mushroom shrouds to cyber funerals, a 21st-century guide to death

SCIENCE NEWS From mushroom shrouds to cyber funerals, a 21st-century guide to death

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Business News The prospects for oil markets aren’t all bad — but Canada needs to get out of its own way Business News The prospects for oil markets aren’t all bad — but Canada needs to get out of its own way

Business News The prospects for oil markets aren’t all bad — but Canada needs to get out of its own way

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Grim. Gruesome. Gloomy: the short-term prospects for Canada’s oilpatch invite any number of depressing adjectives. Following an October election that effectively shut Alberta and Saskatchewan out of representation in Justin Trudeau’s new minority government (even though Alberta and Saskatchewan’s preferred party won a plurality of votes countrywide), November hasn’t done the West any favours.At the…

Business News ‘It’s a private company’: Quebec politicians lament Rona cuts, but acknowledge little can be done Business News ‘It’s a private company’: Quebec politicians lament Rona cuts, but acknowledge little can be done

Business News ‘It’s a private company’: Quebec politicians lament Rona cuts, but acknowledge little can be done

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Quebec politicians appeared out of options on Wednesday as the American hardware giant Lowe’s Cos. Ltd. announced another series of cuts to the made-in-Quebec home improvement chain Rona Inc.Quebec’s economy and innovation minister, Pierre Fitzgibbon, lamented a weakening in Quebeckers’ emotional attachment to the Rona brand amid a series of store closures and layoffs dictated…

Business News Wilkins uses different words to restate that the Bank of Canada isn’t touching rates anytime soon Business News Wilkins uses different words to restate that the Bank of Canada isn’t touching rates anytime soon

Business News Wilkins uses different words to restate that the Bank of Canada isn’t touching rates anytime soon

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Carolyn Wilkins, the No. 2 at the Bank of Canada, got a taste of the kind of power that comes with being the No. 1.Wilkins, who is on everyone’s shortlist of potential replacements for the current governor, Stephen Poloz, spoke in Montreal on Nov. 19. She used different words to restate the position that the…

Business News CIBC cuts about 15 managing directors in capital markets division Business News CIBC cuts about 15 managing directors in capital markets division

Business News CIBC cuts about 15 managing directors in capital markets division

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Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce cut about 15 senior staff in its capital markets division this week, according to a person with knowledge of the move.The employees were CIBC Capital Markets managing directors and the reductions were across all areas of the operation, said the person, who asked not to be identified discussing personnel decisions.…

Business News Fed minutes show rates to stay on hold with little guidance on what might change policymakers’ minds Business News Fed minutes show rates to stay on hold with little guidance on what might change policymakers’ minds

Business News Fed minutes show rates to stay on hold with little guidance on what might change policymakers’ minds

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WASHINGTON — An increasingly divided Federal Reserve that decided to hit pause in its easing cycle following a rate cut at its October meeting offered little guidance on what would cause policymakers to change their minds on the outlook, minutes of the central bank’s last policy meeting showed.The readout released on Wednesday of the Oct.…

Business News 2019 Info-Tech CIO Awards Celebrate Outstanding IT Leaders Who Deliver Business Value – Financial Post Business News 2019 Info-Tech CIO Awards Celebrate Outstanding IT Leaders Who Deliver Business Value – Financial Post

Business News 2019 Info-Tech CIO Awards Celebrate Outstanding IT Leaders Who Deliver Business Value – Financial Post

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Business Wire November 20, 20191:04 PM EST Filed underBusiness Wire News Releases Top CIOs to Be Honored at Info-Tech LIVE Based on Unbiased Stakeholder FeedbackLAS VEGAS — Info-Tech Research Group today announced the 2019 Info-Tech CIO award winners at Info-Tech LIVE, being held in Las Vegas this week, Nov. 19-21. The most authoritative event for…

Business News How much is Saks flagship store worth? $2.7 billion less than it was 5 years ago, says new appraisal Business News How much is Saks flagship store worth? $2.7 billion less than it was 5 years ago, says new appraisal

Business News How much is Saks flagship store worth? $2.7 billion less than it was 5 years ago, says new appraisal

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Hudson’s Bay Co.’s real estate holdings — once considered the brightest spot in a sagging department store empire — are worth a fraction of previous estimates, according to new appraisals released Tuesday as part of a bid to take the company private.The documents suggest the value of HBC’s real estate has fallen from $35.24 per…

Business News U.S. health regulators drop plan to sharply cut nicotine in cigarettes- Bloomberg – Regina Leader-Post Business News U.S. health regulators drop plan to sharply cut nicotine in cigarettes- Bloomberg – Regina Leader-Post

Business News U.S. health regulators drop plan to sharply cut nicotine in cigarettes- Bloomberg – Regina Leader-Post

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November 20, 201912:20 PM ESTLast UpdatedNovember 20, 201912:20 PM EST The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has shelved a proposal to drastically cut the level of nicotine in cigarettes, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday citing a regulatory document.Shares of tobacco giants Altria Group Inc and Philip Morris International rose on the report https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-20/u-s-drops-plan-to-cut-nicotine-levels-in-traditional-cigarettes.The U.S.…

Business News Bank of Canada pushes ahead with plan to examine economic impact of climate change Business News Bank of Canada pushes ahead with plan to examine economic impact of climate change

Business News Bank of Canada pushes ahead with plan to examine economic impact of climate change

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The Bank of Canada has released a multi-year plan to study the economic impacts of climate change and the transition to a low-carbon economy.In a paper published Tuesday, the central bank described what it believes will be the main research questions involved in understanding what the changes mean for the macro-economy, for example, how models…

Business News Canada’s resilient economy just got a fresh warning signal Business News Canada’s resilient economy just got a fresh warning signal

Business News Canada’s resilient economy just got a fresh warning signal

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For the first time this year, the Canadian economy is coming in below analyst expectations, according to a closely watched gauge of economic surprises.The index from Citigroup Inc. — which falls when data prove worse than forecast — dropped below zero on Tuesday, for the first time since December. It indicates that Canada’s growth might…

Business News ‘People aren’t going out’: Canadian businesses in Hong Kong stuck in holding pattern amid unrest Business News ‘People aren’t going out’: Canadian businesses in Hong Kong stuck in holding pattern amid unrest

Business News ‘People aren’t going out’: Canadian businesses in Hong Kong stuck in holding pattern amid unrest

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Canadian businesses with strong ties to Hong Kong have already felt the negative effects of the ongoing protests in the city but aren’t ready to consider changing the strategies until they see how the current unrest plays out.The protests, which have been ongoing for more than four months, initially attracted more than one million people…

Business News How Ikea is changing everything — almost — to keep 31 million Canadians walking through the door — Down to Business podcast Business News How Ikea is changing everything — almost — to keep 31 million Canadians walking through the door — Down to Business podcast

Business News How Ikea is changing everything — almost — to keep 31 million Canadians walking through the door — Down to Business podcast

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November 20, 201911:30 AM EST Big box stores have had to rethink their strategies in a digital world where online shopping has taken a bite out of in-person sales.Disruption to distribution models and demographic shifts in where people live has forced even the biggest retailers to rethink their plans for the future.For the next few…

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