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RVs provide freedom for adventurous travellers, but it will cost you

RVs provide freedom for adventurous travellers, but it will cost you

CALGARY — The symbol of a retirement filled with travel and relaxation arrived last year for Bruce and Lisa Anderson of Calgary in the form of a 12-metre long package.

Regina committee shuns living wage; mayor says city already 'good employer'

REGINA — The City of Regina's executive committee has voted against paying a mandatory base wage of $16.95 per hour to all civic employees and anyone contracted for work by the city.
AP Exclusive: Toxic metal found in chain stores' jewelry

AP Exclusive: Toxic metal found in chain stores' jewelry

LOS ANGELES — Jewelry with the toxic metal cadmium is showing up on the shelves of national retailers including Ross, Nordstrom Rack and Papaya, according to newly released test results.
S. Korea walks back on possibly lifting sanctions on North

S. Korea walks back on possibly lifting sanctions on North

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea on Thursday walked back on a proposal to lift some of its unilateral sanctions against North Korea following U.S.
As markets swoon, finance chiefs urge US, China to cool it

As markets swoon, finance chiefs urge US, China to cool it

NUSA DUA, Indonesia — The heads of the World Bank and IMF appealed Thursday to the U.S.
Uptick in Social Security checks for 2019 as inflation rises

Uptick in Social Security checks for 2019 as inflation rises

WASHINGTON — Tens of millions of Social Security beneficiaries and other retirees can expect an increase in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. The government announced a cost-of-living adjustment of 2.8 per cent on Thursday.
3 strategies for companies concerned about Amazon wage hike

3 strategies for companies concerned about Amazon wage hike

NEW YORK — Amazon's plans to pay all its U.S. employees at least $15 an hour is putting pressure on small business owners, even those who aren't retailers directly competing with the huge company.
New Tokyo fish market starts traditionally with tuna auction

New Tokyo fish market starts traditionally with tuna auction

Tokyo's famous fish market reopened Thursday at a new location but retained its most famous tradition: the tuna auction.
Shopify opens first brick-and-mortar spot with goal of helping entrepreneurs

Shopify opens first brick-and-mortar spot with goal of helping entrepreneurs

TORONTO — When Shopify Inc. opens its first brick-and-mortar space for the public Thursday, it won't be crammed with aisles of products that the Ottawa-based company helps its 600,000 merchants sell.
Walmart Canada spending $175 million to improve stores across the country

Walmart Canada spending $175 million to improve stores across the country

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Walmart Canada says it will spend $175 million to help upgrade its stores across the country and improve the integration between its e-commerce business and physical locations.