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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 12, 2018 5:46 PM Fiat workers call for strike after owner buys Cristiano Ronaldo

Spanish soccer giant Real Madrid Football Club agreed on July 10 to transfer five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo to Juventus after he asked to leave. Juventus will pay 100 million euros ($117 million) for the move and another 12 million euros in additional fees to sign the player to a four-year contract, the club said in a statement. The Agnelli family 10

July 12, 2018 5:18 PM Canada Post ‘hellbent’ on labour dispute as talks continue, union president says

OTTAWA—The president of Canada Post’s biggest workers’ union says the Crown corporation is spoiling for a labour fight as more than 50,000 employees prepare for a summertime strike-vote amidst ongoing talks. Mike Palecek, president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, accused Canada Post management of stubbornness at the bargaining table, where talks 12

July 5, 2018 2:38 PM Puerto Rico to sue U.S. federal control board over budget differences

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO—Puerto Rico’s governor announced Thursday that his administration will sue a federal control board to resolve a disagreement over two competing budgets that aim to pull the U.S. territory out of an 11-year recession. Gov. Ricardo Rossello said he is seeking an injunction to stop the board from imposing an $8.76-billion budget that contains 74

July 3, 2018 10:06 PM Stanley Cup visits the temporary Capital Gazette office

Craig “Woody” Leydig did an interview with the Capital Gazette about 2 p.m. last Thursday afternoon. Leydig, the assistant equipment manager for the Washington Capitals, spoke on the phone from the team’s headquarters at the Kettler Iceplex, in Arlington, Va. Shortly after hanging up the phone, Leydig walked into the laundry room and saw breaking news on television 14

June 28, 2018 6:38 PM Toys ‘R’ Us is closing its last U.S. stores

NEW YORK—Toys “R” Us is closing its last U.S. stores by Friday, the end of a chain known to generations of children and parents for its sprawling stores, brightly coloured logo and Geoffrey the giraffe mascot. But many of the children who happily sang the “I don’t wanna grow up, I’m a Toys ‘R’ Us kid” jingle grew into busy parents who found shopping 14

June 25, 2018 3:30 PM Bombardier, union reach new collective agreement for Toronto workers

Bombardier says it has reached new three-year collective agreements with more than 2,100 production and office workers at its operations in Toronto. The contracts cover workers represented by Unifor Local 112 who work at Bombardier’s Downsview plant and Local 673 who work in technical office and clerical positions. Bombardier assembles its Q400 turboprop 9

June 25, 2018 1:00 PM CAE, Inc. workers in Montreal striking

MONTREAL — Nearly 475 unionized CAE Inc. employees in Montreal went on strike Friday afternoon after rejecting the company’s latest contract offer. Unifor national representative Daniel St-Pierre says the action, taken by members after voting 93 per cent against the offer, demonstrates the frustration that’s built up and a difficult labour climate 10

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 18, 2018 6:16 PM Baytex Energy and Raging River Exploration sign $2.8 billion merger deal

Baytex Energy Corp. and Raging River Exploration Inc. have signed a $2.8-billion deal to merge in a bid to boost the companies’ East Duvernay Shale operations in Alberta. The combined company, which will operate under the Baytex name, is expected to have production of approximately 94,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day from a diverse portfolio of oil assets 11