• The BCGEU stands with Canada Post workers
The BCGEU stands with Canada Post workers

The Canada Revenue Agency has deemed Old Age Security, Canada Pension Plan, Working Income Tax Benefit and the Canada Child Benefit cheques "essential" - even during a labour disruption. However, Canada Post said it requires a new pension plan for future employees. A representative from Canada Post says in a written statement that the unio...

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  • Stocks edging up on Wall Street in early morning trading
Stocks edging up on Wall Street in early morning trading

The August crude contract was up $1.24 at US$46 per barrel and August natural gas was flat at US$2.70 per mmBTU. Enthusiasm was injected into the stock markets on Friday after a stronger-than-expected June jobs report from the U.S. Still, Canada's benchmark stock index will likely notch only minor gains by year-end, a Reuters poll found, as inves...

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  • Pokemon Go is now officially out in the UK
Pokemon Go is now officially out in the UK

For now, the app is available in Australia, New Zealand and the US. Fans had been hacking their smartphones to get the game ahead of its official United Kingdom release, but it is now available on the iPhone and Android app stores . It is a location-based Augmented Reality Mobile Game developed by Niantic, which allows the player to capture ...

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  • Philippines urges Beijing to 'respect' sea ruling
Philippines urges Beijing to 'respect' sea ruling

He also squelched insinuations the U.S. may have contributed to militarization and the rise in tensions in South China Sea and West Philippine Sea. China has long wanted to negotiate directly. His predecessor Benigno Aquino III intensified security relations with treaty ally the United States as a deterrence against China's territorial advances.

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  • Mercedes decide not to appeal Rosberg's Silverstone penalty
Mercedes decide not to appeal Rosberg's Silverstone penalty

The infraction occurred late in the race when Rosberg developed gearbox problems. The German team had informed the FIA with an intention to appeal just after the penalty was handed down to Rosberg on the basis of the driver being given information that contravened the Sporting Regulations that a driver must drive the vehicle alone and unaided...

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  • Samsung in talks to invest in Chinese electric car maker BYD
Samsung in talks to invest in Chinese electric car maker BYD

Samsung said it has not finalised how much it would spend to buy the stake, nor how big a holding it would take in BYD , which specializes in electric vehicles and is backed by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Samsung Electronics owned 19.6 percent of Samsung SDI as of March 31, according to Eikon. Samsung is pursuing the investment a...

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  • Sponsored Pokéstops and gyms planned for Pokémon Go
Sponsored Pokéstops and gyms planned for Pokémon Go

The level of interest around the world in "Pokémon Go" in unprecedented, and development studio Niantic has had to slow down its global roll-out as it struggles to cope with demand. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, a leading figure in the videogame industry who died of cancer a year ago at the age of 55, was a firm backer of the consoles-only view.

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  • Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg 'regrets' Trump criticisms
Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg 'regrets' Trump criticisms

Ginsburg drew widespread ire from Republicans for breaking with a code of conduct under which U.S. judges are not supposed to publicly endorse or oppose a candidate for office. But the torrent of criticism, especially from supporters and allies of Justice Ginsburg, appears to have pierced that protection. "In the case of an election dispute, a ...

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  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday
How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday

The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 12 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,164. The S&P 500 and Dow clinched new record closes on Wednesday, though just barely, after a day of wavering between gains and losses. The lower crude price was not enough to put downward pressure on the Canadian dollar, which gained 0.26 to 77.01 cents USA, after the B...

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  • Fiat to build Wrangler in OH, move Cherokee to IL
Fiat to build Wrangler in OH, move Cherokee to IL

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will spend $1 billion to retool its OH assembly plant for production of a new Jeep Wrangler and to move its Jeep Cherokee line to IL. It's all part of a strategy to expand its hottest-selling larger Jeep models. Moving the Cherokee will bring 300 jobs and a $350 million expansion in Belvidere, Illinois.

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  • US stocks rally with banks, treasuries drop on stimulus bets
US stocks rally with banks, treasuries drop on stimulus bets

The S&P 500 added 0.5 percent to 2,163.75 at 4 p.m.in NY, closing at a record for a fourth straight day, the longest such stretch since 2014. DRUG SALES: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries jumped $9.50, or 5 percent, to $209.40 after it gave strong projections for second quarter results and moved closer to completing a $40.5 billion purchase of Aller...

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  • Cabinet clears recommendations of 7th Pay Commission
Cabinet clears recommendations of 7th Pay Commission

It is also the smallest recommended amount in 70 years, at 14.27% for basic pay at junior levels. Congress on Wednesday night accused the Modi government of "letting down" Central government employees by "inadequate" hike in salaries and allowances in the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations in time of run away inflation.

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  • Emmys nominations odds, ends, facts and figures
Emmys nominations odds, ends, facts and figures

In addition to the nominations for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy, the hit fourth season of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning "Inside Amy Schumer " received two other nominations this year, scoring its third consecutive nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series and its second consecu...

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  • Tom Hiddleston Finally Speaks Out About His Relationship With Taylor Swift
Tom Hiddleston Finally Speaks Out About His Relationship With Taylor Swift

But we've never heard them talk about each other. Will Hiddleswift make their red carpet debut at the Emmys? However, friends of the actor, who is normally very discreet about his private life, claim his public display of affection are out of character.

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  • Javadekar's Message to Students: Rebel and Challenge the Status Quo
Javadekar's Message to Students: Rebel and Challenge the Status Quo

Javadekar is also credited with bringing the National and state Compensatory Afforestation Fund, paving the way for the unlocking of almost Rs.41,000 crore earmarked for forest land, which had lain unspent. The biggest challenge today is to improve the quality of education. Newly appointed human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar ...

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  • Zika Virus Suspected in Utah Death
Zika Virus Suspected in Utah Death

The unidentified Salt Lake County resident contracted the virus while traveling overseas to an area with a Zika outbreak, health officials said. Only travel-related cases, like this first case in Bucks County, have been confirmed in the United States, meaning mosquitoes aren't carrying or transmitting the virus.

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  • 'The Bachelorette' Recap: JoJo Picks Four Men for Hometown Dates
'The Bachelorette' Recap: JoJo Picks Four Men for Hometown Dates

She had already been warned by Jordan that Aaron wouldn't be a part of the gathering in Chico, CA. Though we're clearly only getting one side of the story, in my opinion, Jordan's discussion on his family seems genuine. Next week, JoJo will travel to the hometowns of Robby , Luke , Jordan and Chase and meet their families. Compare...

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  • UN Secy Gen. Ban Ki-moon meets with Chinese Foreign Minister
UN Secy Gen. Ban Ki-moon meets with Chinese Foreign Minister

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, right, speaks during a joint press conference with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing , Thursday, July 7, 2016. He said: "The temperature of the South China Sea is now high enough". The United States and its Pacific allies have continuously accused China of attempting...

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  • China discontent with U.S. position on South China Sea dispute
China discontent with U.S. position on South China Sea dispute

Relations between the East Asian giant and the region were good on the whole, he added. The Philippines urged Beijing on Thursday to respect an global tribunal's ruling that rejected Chinese claims to most of the South China Sea, and said it would raise the issue at a regional summit.

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  • David Davis named Brexit Minister in Theresa May's new Cabinet
David Davis named Brexit Minister in Theresa May's new Cabinet

On July 11, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said post-Brexit negotiations between Britain and the rest of the European Union will be hard. "We French will be one of the most demanding countries", he said, especially regarding the City of London's financial district's ability to trade in euros.

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