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  • Pictures from Future Shop at Sunrise Centre in Kitchener.

    Consolidation and closures for Future Shop Canada

    Chris Pope 2

    Effective immediately, Future Shop stores in Canada will be consolidating under the Best Buy brand. The company warns though, some stores will be closed permanently.

  • Ellen Pao, right, walks to Civic Center Courthouse in San Francisco, Friday, March 27, 2015. The jury are due back in court on Friday in Pao's lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Pao says the firm discriminated against her because she was a woman and then retaliated by denying her a promotion and firing her when she complained about gender bias. Kleiner Perkins denies the allegations. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Jury rejects woman’s bias claims in discrimination lawsuit against Silicon Valley firm

    Sudhin Thanawala, The Associated Press 0

    SAN FRANCISCO – A discrimination lawsuit that put a spotlight on gender balance and working conditions for women at Silicon Valley firms ended with a jury rejecting the female plaintiff’s claims. The jury of six men and six women determined Friday venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers did not discriminate against Ellen Pao

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  • Most actively traded companies on the TSX

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    Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (14,812.42, down 57.38 points): Allana Potash Corp. (TSX:AAA). Miner. Up 14.5 cents, or 43.94 per cent, to 47.5 cents on 20.1 million shares. Legacy Oil + Gas Inc. (TSX:LEG). Oil and gas. Down 12 cents, or 6.90 per cent,

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  • Yellen says continued economic improvement may trigger the start of Fed rate hikes this year

    Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press 0

    WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says continued improvement in the U.S. economy means an increase in the Fed’s key interest rate could come later this year. But Yellen stresses that any rate increases would likely be very gradual. The Fed has kept its benchmark rate at a record low near zero for more

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  • Accountant for Princeton’s famed comedy troupe once named employee of the month stole $240K

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    TRENTON, N.J. – An accountant for a famous Princeton University musical-comedy group who was once named by Esquire magazine as an “employee of the month” has admitted embezzling $240,000. Thomas Muza of Hightstown pleaded guilty to second-degree theft by unlawful taking from Princeton’s Triangle Club, whose members have included F. Scott Fitzgerald and Brooke Shields.

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  • Canadian dollar ahead of open at Toronto Stock Exchange

    The Canadian Press and Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press 0

    TORONTO – The Canadian dollar is down and U.S. index futures are negative ahead of the open of trading at the Toronto Stock Exchange. The loonie traded at 80.07 cents US, down 0.12 of a U.S. cent from Thursday’s close. On the commodity markets, the May crude contract was down 66 cents at US50.77 a

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  • New stock exchange aimed at deterring high-frequency trading set to launch

    The Canadian Press 0

    TORONTO – A new stock exchange aimed at deterring high-frequency trading strategies will launch and celebrate its first trade today. Royal Bank (TSX:RY) is among the supporters of the new Aequitas Neo Exchange, along with U.K.-based Barclays banking group, Canadian pension fund PSP Investments, telecom BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) and several brokerages. Named Aequitas after the

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  • New stock exchange aimed at deterring high-frequency trading set to launch

    The Canadian Press 0

    TORONTO – A new stock exchange aimed at deterring high-frequency trading strategies will launch and celebrate its first trade today. Royal Bank (TSX:RY) is among the supporters of the new Aequitas Neo Exchange, along with U.K.-based Barclays banking group, Canadian pension fund PSP Investments, telecom BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) and several brokerages. Named Aequitas after the

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  • Oil and gas industry has no impact on health in northeastern B.C.: report

    The Canadian Press and Laura Kane, The Canadian Press 0

    VANCOUVER – Health risks associated with oil and gas activity in the British Columbia’s northeastern communities are low, according to a newly released report from the provincial Health Ministry. Health Minister Terry Lake says the report concludes that existing regulations protect public health, but it also makes 14 recommendations including improvements to emergency planning zones,

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  • Business Highlights

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    ___ How gov’t aims to protect low-income users of ‘payday’ loans WASHINGTON (AP) — Each month, more than 200,000 needy U.S. households take out what’s advertised as a brief loan. Many have run out of money between paychecks. So they obtain a “payday” loan to tide them over. Problem is, such loans can often bury

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