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September 18, 2018 3:36 PM PGA to bring Ryder Cup, other top events to Congressional

The PGA of America is bringing its biggest championships to Congressional over the next two decades. Nearly three months after the PGA Tour ended another run outside golf-rich Washington, the PGA of America announced an agreement for the club to host the Women’s PGA Championship twice, the Senior PGA Championship twice, the PGA Championship (2031) and the Ryder 7

September 16, 2018 4:43 PM Women lead trucking industry charge to get more female big-riggers behind wheel

Linda Young, head of human resources for Winnipeg-based Bison Transport, chairs the trucking HR association’s Women With Drive initiative. Launched in 2016, it aims to raise the number of women entering the 18-wheeler workforce through awareness campaigns and resources for employers. “In the last two years it has gotten worse,” Young said. “This year in particular 18

September 10, 2018 12:19 PM Mail disruptions possible by Sept. 26 if Canada Post workers approve strike mandate

“There is no limit as to how long they could hold these vacancies and use temporary employees to cover these positions,” the statement said. The urban offer would also reduce vacation time and eliminate pre-retirement leave for future employees, CUPW said. The union said another offer to rural carriers would not settle key issues including job security 8

September 6, 2018 4:12 PM N.B. Greens release homecare plan aimed at improving services and salaries

FREDERICTON—New Brunswick’s Green party has released a homecare plan that focuses on more individualized care and increased salaries for homecare workers. Leader David Coon says a one-size-fits-all, profit-driven model leads to lower in-home care standards and unacceptable wages. Coon says if his party forms government, it would increase training requirements 13

September 4, 2018 4:00 AM China says ‘no way’ to United’s workaround Taiwan reference, U.S., Beijing

The Civil Aviation Administration of China asked 44 foreign airlines to change their online references to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau to reflect these locations as part of China. For instance, Taiwan should be referred to as “China Taiwan” or the “China Taiwan region.” While almost all the airlines complied with the demand, China has said changes by United 15

August 30, 2018 12:19 PM U.S. airports get playful — or is that competitive? — with gaming lounges to occupy travellers

As airport time killers, cocktails will never lose their most-favoured status. But the race for novel concessions inside the terminal is becoming more, well, playful. Especially when it comes to mollifying less-than-happy passengers. Last month, the first U.S. airport video game lounges opened with three dozen Microsoft XBox rigs at Dallas-Fort Worth 10

August 28, 2018 7:18 PM Thomson Reuters plans $9 billion buyback after Blackstone deal

Thomson Reuters Corp. announced plans to purchase as much as $9 billion (U.S.) of its stock, a move to reward shareholders after the sale of its financial-and-risk operations to Blackstone Group. The price range for the tender offer is $42 to $47 a share, Thomson Reuters said on Tuesday. That represents a nearly 12 per cent premium over the stock’s trading 22

August 24, 2018 6:38 PM BC bus service along ‘Highway of Tears’ more than doubles in six months

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C.—The British Columbia government says thousands of people have used an intercommunity bus service across northwestern B.C. in the 19 months since it was launched to offer safe, affordable travel along Hwy. 16, the so-called Highway of Tears. The Ministry of Transportation says the BC Transit-operated route has more than doubled its ridership 10

August 23, 2018 1:00 PM India’s decision to decline foreign aid for flood relief draws criticism

NEW DELHI—A political battle is brewing in flood-ravaged south India, with the ruling party in Kerala state protesting the central government’s refusal to accept $100 million (U.S.) in relief offered by foreign governments. “It is only natural for nations to help each other,” said Kerala’s top elected official, Pinyari Vijayan, as residents waded into the immense 12

August 21, 2018 3:01 PM Aimia accepts Air Canada’s sweetened $450M bid for Aeroplan

A group led by Air Canada agreed to buy Aimia Inc.’s Aeroplan for $450 million in cash, ending a takeover battle for one of Canada’s most popular loyalty programs. Air Canada and its banking partners sweetened their bid for Aeroplan, winning over Aimia’s board and an activist shareholder that was seeking a higher price. Air Canada initially made a $250 million 19