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Jeremy Scahill's work with the intercept and his reporting abroad made for fascinating conversation in a wide-ranging discussion with David Walmsley (Globe & Mail).

Inside the future of payroll technology

If there’s one way to inadvertently drive your business into the ground it’s by making mistakes on how you pay people—or by failing to pay them at all.

Desert plant may soon give us an alternative to rubber

Rubber tree plantations in Southeast Asia have supplied most of the world's natural rubber for truck, car and airplane tires for the last century. But a number of issues can interupt its flow to the world market.

'Flash Crash' trader to appear in London court

A British trader accused of contributing to a US stock market crash and fraudulently making $40 million in high-frequency trading from his modest London home was due to appear in court on Wednesday.

H5N2 bird flu hits Iowa farm, infecting 5.3 million chickens

Almost 5.3 million laying hens at an Iowa farm will have to be destroyed after the highly infectious and deadly bird flu was identified, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday.

Ontario to allow beer sales in some grocery stores

The premier of the province of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, announced the government will allow beer to be sold in up to 450 grocery stores.

Biotech company Cellectis floats on stock exchange

The biotech start-up company Cellectis has gone public for a massive $228 million. This is nearly double the value the company filed for in February 2015.

Op-Ed: Harper government privatizing Canadian Wheat Board

Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced the deal with the multinational G3 Global Grain Group. The G3 are actually paying not one cent for the 50.1 per cent share they will get in the company.

Bracing for deep losses, McDonald's Japan to close 131 outlets

McDonald's Corporation-Japan is forecasting deeper losses this year with the planned renovation of 2,000 of its 3,100 stores, along with closing 131 under-performing stores, putting 100 employees out of a job.

Wal-Mart suddenly closes 5 stores, lays off thousands of workers

Wal-Mart suddenly closed five stores in four states on Monday for alleged plumbing problems. The closures could last up to six months and affect roughly 2,200 workers in Texas, California, Oklahoma, and Florida, CNN Money reports.

Standard and Poor downgrades Greece's credit rating further

Greece's credit grade is already in junk status but on April 15 rating agency Standard and Poor downgraded the status of Greek credit even further.

China gets 40-year rights to Pakistan port, access to Arabian Sea

China is investing over $1.62 billion on Pakistan's Gwadar Port facility and the added infrastructure, including an expressway, international airport, breakwater and cargo terminal. In return, Beijing will have the right to operate the port for 40 years.

Why content marketing is facing a shortage of qualified staff

The world of digital marketing is facing a skills shortage when it comes to content generators. B2B News Network investigates.

What to look for when you’re hiring a data analytics manager

Few jobs today typify the “knowledge economy” as does the role of a data analytics professional. Learn how to hire one of these rare specialists.

Bank of Canada leaves lending rate at 0.75 per cent

The Bank of Canada announced that it will be maintaining the overnight interest rate at a low 0.75. The bank rate will be one per cent and the rate on deposits 0.50 per cent.

Can the editorial team also write sponsored content? Commissioned

Is sponsored content jeopardizing a publication's integrity? Or this trend a trusted revenue source for news outlets across the world?

Review: Local clothier opens second store amid skepticism Special

Just around the corner from the plaza near some of Sonoma's finest eateries is Scott Lyall Clothes for Men. It opened in October of last year and has some of the most stylish and stunning men's attire seen anywhere.

IMF slightly reduces growth outlook for Canada this year and next

The International Monetary Fund(IMF) has slightly reduced its forecast for Canadian economic growth both for this year and next. Reduction in oil prices is partly responsible for the reduction in the growth outlook.

Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price to set $70K company minimum wage

Concerned about growing economic inequality, the CEO of a credit card processing company is taking a nearly $1 million pay cut and raising the firm's minimum salary to $70,000.

Kanye West says he rejected multimillion-dollar Apple partnership

Kanye West claims that he turned down a chance to work with Apple, according to a profile in The New York Times' T Magazine.

FDA says farmers are still using medically important antibiotics

The Food and Drug Administration released its 2013 annual report last week on the sale of medically important antibiotics to meat producers. The report shows that sales increased three percent in 2013, and 20 percent between 2009 and 2013.

Op-Ed: Apple — A hell of a place to work? Ex-employee allegations

Allegations by a former Apple employee have created a very different picture of Apple to that of its iconic cultural leader, Steve Jobs. The allegations include continuous bullying, a poisonous management culture, and other issues.

Pro-Putin filmmakers to launch patriotic fast food chain

Russian authorities have pledged millions of dollars to help two renowned film director brothers create a patriotic fast food chain to rival McDonalds, reports said Friday.

Walgreens closing 200 stores in U.S.

Walgreens, the drugstore chain, has plans to close 200 out of its 8,000+ stores in the United States over the course two years.

HSBC says facing French criminal probe over 'SwissLeaks'

British banking giant HSBC said Thursday it is facing a French criminal probe over its Swiss private banking arm, weeks after "SwissLeaks" allegations it had helped clients hide billions from the taxman.

U.S. companies have $2.1 trillion worth of profit stored overseas

The U.S. Congress must find a way to tax offshore profits stored by some of the world's largest corporations. Currently letting their earnings safely mount up abroad, lawmakers are considering a special "deluxe" tax rate to get money from the companies.

Brooklyn business owners anticipate a major arrival

Anyone who's ever been in a city that gets a visit from the president or another major dignitary knows just what it's like: crowded streets, restricted parking, jammed restaurants.

Walmart won't sell UFC fighter's book because she's too violent

Ronda Rousey, the UFC women's bantamweight champion, has a new memoir coming out in May. However, don't expect to find the book in Walmart stores.

Op-Ed: 46 nations agree to join Chinese-led Asian Development Bank

This week was the deadline for joining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The Chinese-led project attracted many countries outside Asia and some countries wanted to join to the surprise of the Chinese.

Internal Revenue Service ignoring 60 percent of taxpayers' calls

The deadline for filing taxes is on April 15, but the Internal Revenue Service is reportedly ignoring 60 percent of phone calls from those working on their tax return.

Avian flu hits fourth Minnesota farm and reaches into S. Dakota

Minnesota is the country's largest poultry producer. In March, the state was hit with three outbreaks of the highly infectious avian flu in Pope, Lac qui Parle, and Stearns counties. But the virus continues to spread.

VG-10: The gold standard of Japanese stainless steel Special

Nestled in a verdant plain between mountains and sea, surrounded by rice paddies and cedar forests, lies the city of Echizen, Fukui Prefecture, Japan.

McDonald's will raise pay for 90,000 workers, but there's a catch

McDonald's Corp. will be raising the pay for some 90,000 employees by 10 percent, as well as giving paid vacations. The raise will be $1 more than the legal minimum wage at 1,500 McDonald's-owned restaurants in the U.S.

Charter is going to buy rival cable provider for $10.4 billion

Earlier this week, it was announced that Charter Communications would be purchasing its competitors, Bright House Networks, for more than $10 billion in cash and stock.

Op-Ed: U.S. signs agreement to teach immigrants how to unionize

The United States has signed agreements with three countries, Mexico, Ecuador and the Philippines, to establish outreach programs in an effort by the National Labor Relations Board to get immigrants involved in union activism.

Zynga is being sued by its shareholders over alleged fraud

Gaming company Zynga has lost a court battle to stop a group of its investors suing the company for alleged fraud in the months leading up to its disastrous IPO, Ars Technica reports.

Op-Ed: A community working with its civic leaders is aiming to thrive Special

For some, The Ingleside/Excelsior of San Francisco is just another area in the City that needs new development. Yet for those who live in the area and treasure it,

Canadian consumer shock: Future Shops closed all across Canada

Best Buy Co. shocked Canadian consumers Saturday morning with the announcement that they are closing down all their Future Shop stores in the country effective immediately. It means the loss of some 500 full-time jobs and 1,000 part-time jobs.

Ellen Pao loses discrimination lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins

A prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm triumphed on Friday over a former junior partner who sued claiming she was discriminated against because of her gender.

Heinz and Kraft Foods looking to merge

Kraft Foods Group Inc. and H.J. Heinz Co. are going to be merging to become the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world.

Op-Ed: What you don't know about the Transpacific Partnership

The 12-nation Transpacific Partnership (TPP), backed by President Obama will not be a"good deal" for the U.S.. A classified document has been released showing the alleged formation of a secret tribunal, organized under the World Bank or UN.
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