CBJ News

Canada Post & CUPW Negotiations

CBJ — The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) and Canada Post are continuing negotiations in order to come to an agreement on what has been a nine-month long stalemate regarding better [...]

Barrick Buying Randgold: $8 Billion

CBJ — Barrick Gold is acquiring Randgold Resources in an all-share deal worth nearly $8 billion, making Barrick the undisputed largest gold producer in the world. The merger, expected to [...]

Empire Acquiring Farm Boy

CBJ — Empire Co. is acquiring Ontario-based food retailer Farm Boy in a bid to expand its reach, mainly in the Golden Horseshoe area of southern Ontario, including Toronto. Empire, whose [...]

SiriusXM Buys Pandora

CBJ — SiriusXM satellite radio is purchasing online rival Pandora for $3.5 billion. It’s a clear indicator that SiriusXM plans to compete in the streaming music market with industry [...]

Amazon Creating New Technology

CBJ — Amazon has plans to develop technology that will handle the most basic of tasks to be controlled by voice, for such appliances as microwave ovens or setting a wall clock. The [...]

Inflation Eases in August

CBJ — Figures released by Statistics Canada reveal the nation’s annual inflation rate eased to 2.8% in August. It’s likely that slower increases in gasoline prices at the pumps [...]

Rural Canada Post Carriers May Get 25% Raise

CBJ — An arbitrator has released a ruling in a long-standing pay equity dispute at Canada Post that gives rural carriers a 25% pay increase. A spokesman for the Crown agency says a review [...]

Danske Bank CEO Resigns

CBJ — Danske Bank chief executive Thomas Borgen has quit following an investigation into payments totalling $302 billion through its Estonian branch. Danske Bank commissioned the probe last [...]

Japan Digital Currency Exchange Hacked

CBJ — Hackers have stolen the equivalent of $60 million worth of cryptocurrencies from a Japanese digital currency exchange. Tech Bureau Corp. said a server for its Zaif exchange was hacked [...]

Canada & U.S. Resume NAFTA Talks

CBJ — Canadian and U.S. government officials are meeting again in Washington in an effort to hammer out a new NAFTA agreement. Representing Canada, Foreign Affairs Minister [...]

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