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Crack a cold one — Beer cans are 80 years old this week

For many beer lovers, nothing is more enjoyable on a hot summer's day than reaching into an ice-filled cooler and pulling out a cold one. The "crack" as the can is opened, along with the first icy sip of beer is most satisfying.

U.S. Army allowing more time to find new service pistol

Gun manufacturers will have a little bit longer to come up with a perfect design for the U.S. Army's next service pistol, as the Army extends its deadline for solicitation.

Op-Ed: Guns we didn't see at this year's SHOT Show

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.

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

Ottawa - 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Ottawa - 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.

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.

Auto parts maker Nemak adding jobs, increasing production

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

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.

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

Toronto - 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

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