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July 19, 2018 6:22 PM It’s time for Canada to get adventurous with bonds

At this time last year, when the central bank was only starting to tighten monetary policy, the spread was more than 100 basis points. While yields on Canada’s 30-year bonds fell seven basis points in the past 12 months, two-year yields have risen 71 basis points, increasing the relative attractiveness of longer bonds from the issuer’s perspective. “In spite 6

July 15, 2018 10:18 PM Canadian tourists still visiting U.C. despite trade conflict

“All of that being said, we’ve not seen a trade war like this, so that may change,” she said, “but as of now, the U.S. remains a very popular destination.” Florida accounts for the largest number of visitors from the north, typically snowbirds in the winter. New England is also a popular destination, and beaches like Old Orchard Beach and Hampton Beach 7

July 11, 2018 5:25 PM Tim Hortons signs franchise agreement to open more than 1,500 stores in China

Starbucks had 3,300 stores in 141 cities in China as of May and plans to total 5,000 by 2021. China is its fastest growing market and it opens a new store in the country every 15 hours. Whitbread, which operates Costa Coffee, has 449 of the coffee chain’s shops in China and plans to have 1,200 by 2022, according to its most recent annual report 12

July 11, 2018 12:51 PM U.K. police speak briefly with surviving nerve-agent victim

LONDON—British police said Wednesday they have spoken briefly to the surviving victim of a nerve-agent poisoning in southwest England as they try to uncover how he and his girlfriend were exposed to the deadly toxin. The Metropolitan Police force said officers had spoken to Charlie Rowley, “and will be looking to further speak with him in the coming 8

July 10, 2018 2:58 PM Ukraine Football Federation offers to pay ‘unsporting behaviour’ fine for official

The video angered some Russian fans, but was welcomed in Ukraine, where both Vida and Vukojevic formerly played for the Dynamo Kyiv club. Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014 and political tensions remain high. UFF president Andriy Pavelko, wearing a Croatia shirt and scarf, tells Ukrainian broadcaster 112 that he and other members 9

July 10, 2018 12:38 AM A missing pet python was seen Canada Day weekend, but its whereabouts remain a hiss-tery

DELTA, B.C.—A missing pet python named Gypsy was spotted on the Canada Day long weekend in Delta, B.C., shortly after it disappeared into a farmer’s field June 30. Delta Police say someone spotted the dark caramel-coloured snake near the Westham Island Bridge and snapped a photo, but didn’t tell an animal shelter about what they had seen until July 3. The police 8

July 5, 2018 5:03 PM App traps: how cheap smartphones help themselves to user data

Upstream Systems, a London-based mobile commerce and security firm that uncovered the GMobi app’s activity and shared it exclusively with the Journal, says it bought four new devices that, once activated, began sending data to GMobi via its firmware-updating app. This included 15-digit International Mobile Equipment Identification, or IMEI, numbers 60

July 2, 2018 9:55 PM Joe Thornton signs extension with Sharks

SAN JOSE, CALIF. — Under less suspenseful circumstances, Joe Thornton followed the precedent that he set last summer, opting to rejoin the Sharks for another year. Thornton signed a one-year contract reportedly worth $5 million with the Sharks on Monday, ensuring that he’ll return to San Jose for a 14th season in teal. The 39-year-old’s decision isn’t 8

June 21, 2018 6:40 PM Riveting documentary The Cleaners puts a sad face on social media’s gatekeepers

Despite high wages, there’s a serious price to pay for these workers in the form of psychological trauma incurred from being inundated by hateful language and images of such scorching violence and sexual abuse. Meanwhile, there’s little or no accountability for these social media giants, which earn billions in profits while forcing these employees to remain 12

June 19, 2018 7:24 PM Drew Moor’s journey back from injury nears its end as he takes field for TFC practice

Moor had played 10 of Toronto FC’s first 12 matches in a crammed opening to the schedule before the injury occurred. He was rested for the other two games, which preceded Champions League contests. Moor says the injury was likely the result of a combination of factors, including a short off-season, lots of travel, changes in altitude and playing on different 10