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Hundreds of new products were unveiled at this year's SHOT Show in Las Vegas last week but there are a few firearms that some enthusiasts are still waiting for.

Venture capital in green energy continues unabated Special

Despite depressed pricing for U.S. natural gas and the recent dramatic decrease in the price of oil, venture capital funding for green energy technology continues and its consistent year over year.

Hershey's wages war on Cadbury Crème Eggs

It's being called a war on Cadbury. Yes, Cadbury Creme Eggs, a concoction many people on both sides of the Atlantic have grown up with, is now the center of a trademark infringement suit filed by American chocolate-maker Hershey's.

Op-Ed: Loonie dives after Bank of Canada rate cut

After Canada's central bank, the Bank of Canada, cut the bank rate from 1.0 percent to .75 percent, the Canadian dollar, the loonie, fell to its lowest level against the US dollar since 2011.

Beyoncé threatens to sue Etsy over 'Feyoncé' mugs

Beyoncé has threatened legal action against Etsy over a line of mugs riffing on her name, TMZ reports. The online marketplace allows anyone to sell their handcrafted goods — a kind of boutique eBay.

Buzzfeed's first-ever TV ad stars cats, of course

BuzzFeed is set to air its first TV ad during the Super Bowl on February 1, Adweek reports. The stars of its debut spot? Cats of course.

States move to ban Palcohol before it hits the market

Palcohol, a powdered alcohol created by Arizona entrepreneur Mark Phillips, has not even hit the market yet, but already, a number of U.S. states are introducing bills to ban its sale.

McDonald's workers say franchise called staff 'too dark'

Nearly a dozen workers are suing McDonald's, alleging "rampant" racism, sexual harassment and name-calling, as well as illegal terminations.

Colleges at the forefront of higher education Special

The route outside of high school doesn't necessarily lead to university. About 58% of post secondary students in Ontario choose one of the 24 colleges of Applied Arts and Technology in the province.

A preview of the 2015 Super Bowl commercials

It's that time of year again! In less than two weeks, the Seattle Seahawks will face off against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX, but all eyes are on the commercials.

Swiss drugmaker Roche buys another U.S. company

Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche has bought a majority stake in Foundation Medicine, a firm that develops personalized cancer-medicine diagnostics.

Auto parts maker Nemak adding jobs, increasing production

Auto parts maker Nemak, with the assistance of an Ontario government grant, committed this week to investing $15 million into its Windsor plant.

Op-Ed: Bank of Canada surprises with lower interest rate

In a surprise move, Canada's central bank, the Bank of Canada, reduced the overnight lending rate by a quarter of a percentage point. The reason given was the threat to the economy of plunging oil prices.

Apple acquires London music startup Musicmetric

Apple has acquired a London music startup. The tech giant has bought the company behind music analytics service Musicmetric, Musically reports.

AstraZeneca’s study of new heart drug is completed

With the conclusion of their major clinical study, AstraZeneca’s new blood-thinning drug, Brilinta is effective in lowering the risk of death or heart attack in patients with a history of previous attacks.

Matthew Robert White Plots Valentine's Day Pop Up Retail Blitz Special

Pop - Up Retail sales expert Matthew Robert White makes his living helping other people sell stuff on sidewalks and in shopping malls during specific seasons and on holidays. Here's what he's doing for Valentines Day in Toronto.

Liquidation of Target Canada stock to begin in February

Target Canada informed its customers that it will begin to liquidate stock from its Canadian stores early in February. Target announced last week it would shut all its 133 stores in Canada soon.

Canada signs new labour cooperation agreement with India Special

A new labour cooperation agreement focusing on mediation, conciliation, and skills training is in the works between Canada and India.

Canadian trade ties to India set to rise Special

Partnership agreements in science and technology were signed by Canadian delegates in last week's summit in Gujarat, India.

App allowing users to sell parking spots may soon be banned in LA

MonkeyParking is an app that lets its users sell their parking spaces, but they could soon be banned from operating in Los Angeles.

Op-Ed: City College San Francisco gets another chance at accreditation Special

Judge Curtis E.A. Karnow of the Superior Court of California for San Francisco proposed an injunction on January 16, which requires the accrediting board to reconsider its termination of City College's accreditation status forcing it to close.

Swiss lose battle in currency war that could spread

Historically neutral Switzerland's foray into the global currency war ended in defeat this past week after its central bank left markets shell-shocked by abandoning the franc's exchange rate floor, analysts said.

Indian PM Modi pitches India as investment destination

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking at the annual business and investor summit, Vibrant Gujarat, pitched for greater investment in India by promising more business-friendly and transparent policies.

Target Canada workers offered jobs, discounts, with Sears Canada

Many of the 17,600 employees of Target Canada, who announced they were closing their stores two days ago, may find themselves working at a similar job in the near future. Sears Canada has said they may have work for former-Target employees.

Banks preparing for possible Grexit

Both banks and brokers are dusting off contingency plans for a possible Greek exit from the eurozone (Grexit). While most think that Greece will remain in the zone, the snap elections to take place January 25 may make such an exit more likely.

Op-Ed: 6 top small business fraud risks

Small businesses are at a greater risk of financial fraud for one reason: they aren't aware of the most common scams and therefore aren't investing enough towards adequate protection.

U.S. not emerging markets favored by investors

Usually emerging economies star at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland. This year talk is about the superior performance of the U.S. economy compared to that of most other developed countries.

BP's fine for Deepwater Horizon oil spill cut by billions

Investors are breathing a sigh of relief after learning BP will be facing a maximum fine of $13.7 billion under the Clean Water Act. This is several billion dollars less than originally feared for their responsibility in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Vodafone global CTO Pusey steps down

Vodafone’s global CTO Steve Pusey will step down this summer, after a decade of serving with the UK-based telco, making way for Ericsson senior technology executive Johan Wibergh.

Builders headed to Las Vegas for IBS

The National Association of Home Builders begins its International Builder’s Show on January 20 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The IBS Is held at the Las Vegas Convention Center and is part of the annual Design and Construction Week.

Sony closing all 15 Canadian stores

Sony announced Thursday that it will close all 15 remaining Sony stores in Canada, which will leave 90 people without a job.

Target to close down all Canadian stores

After just less than two years of struggling sales, Target announced Thursday that it will be closing down all 133 of its Canadian stores. About 17,600 employees will be out of a job.

Review: 'Retail Survival of the Fittest' could change the retail business

In her newly released eBook, retail expert Francesca Nicasio covers vital aspects of the industry, from understanding consumers’ needs and increasing customer loyalty to leveraging data and implementing an omnichannel retail strategy.

Irish government to sell Allied Irish Banks to recoup billions

The Irish government, with a little help from Goldman Sachs, is preparing to return Allied Irish Banks to the stock market and sell off the 99 percent of the Bank it currently owns.

Biotech companies partner for Parkinson’s research

The biotech companies 23andMe and Genentech are to work together on research into Parkinson’s Disease. The firms have entered a multi-year deal for the analysis of whole-genome sequence data.

Just in time for the Super Bowl — Chicken nugget war starts again

Fast food enterprises are relying more and more on deals and freebies to draw in customers these days, and reminiscent of the chicken nugget war of 2014, Burger King has opened fire on McDonald's in a new round of the fast food wars.

Op-Ed: Fired for being Australian and female?

In what can only be called a strange incident, a woman has alleged that she was fired for being Australian, and being a female, by a female American boss. The American lady is currently facing charges regarding a bribery scandal.

In a first, Tiffany and Co. features a real same sex couple in ad

The jewelry company, Tiffany & Co. has a new advertising campaign, and in a first, it features a real-life same sex couple.

New business venture to make rare disease drugs

A new company called Vtesse is to work with the U.S. National Institutes of Health to advance treatments for Niemann-Pick Type C disease and other similar disorders.

Marijuana firm gets big investment from Silicon Valley fund

A $2 billion fund run by a team of Silicon Valley superstars is getting into the the lucrative marijuana business with a multi-million dollar investment in a Seattle private equity firm focused on cannabis products and services.

Op-Ed: Why the New Economy sucks — Jobs are back, but wages are not

We're gonna party like it's 1999! Or, at least, we're gonna add jobs like it's 1999. Back then, the U.S. was in a bona fide economic boom. But while some herald today's job growth as a new boom, we need to look at why wages are stagnant.
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