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ExxonMobil to reduce methane emissions 15 percent by 2020

ExxonMobil, the world's largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, on Wednesday announced plans to achieve a 15 percent reduction in methane emissions from its operations by 2020,

Tiny African start-ups draw interest after slow start

Paris - African high-tech startups are minuscule compared with their US and European peers but they are finally gaining momentum and attention in some of the world's most promising economies.

Pipeline bottleneck is choking Canada's economy

Ottawa - While oil production in Canada is surging, profit margins for oil producers are sinking as they strive to stay competitive with U.S. markets. This is because Canada simply does not have enough pipeline capacity to deliver its oil to market.

JC Penney's CEO just signaled the end of retail as we know it

JC Penney's stock price fell by as much as 8% Tuesday morning following the news that CEO Marvin Ellison would be leaving the company to lead home-improvement retailer Lowe's.

Oregon marijuana farmers turn to growing hemp to fight oversupply

The glut of marijuana in Oregon is driving pot prices to rock-bottom levels, prompting some growers to start looking at another cannabis plant, hemp, to make ends meet.

Craft cannabis growers ignored in rush to legalize pot in Canada

Vancouver - The craft cannabis industry in British Columbia is very concerned over the federal government's lack of progress in creating a promised "micro-cultivation" license for those in their industry and they are demanding action.

Chelsea owner Abramovich 'waiting for UK visa': report

Moscow - Russian state media on Sunday cited an unconfirmed report that Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich's British visa has run out, while his spokesman declined to comment.

Elon Musk says flying cars are a bad idea

During an event for his tunnel-digging company, The Boring Company, on Thursday, Elon Musk explained why flying cars could be more trouble than they're worth.

Tesla may need to come up with $10.5 billion by 2020

Palo Alto - Elon Musk may need to tap capital markets for more than $10 billion by 2020 to fund Tesla Inc.’s automaking operations, new products, and an expected expansion into China, according to Goldman Sachs Group.

With Aurora Cannabis acquisitions — bigger may not be better

Aurora Cannabis has been on a buying spree. With its recent acquisition of MedReleaf, Aurora is now the largest marijuana company in the world. But its rapid growth and non-stop acquisitions are raising red flags for investors.

UK slashes maximum stake on gambling machines to £2

London - Britain will slash the maximum stake on controversial gambling machines to £2 ($2.7, 2.3 euros) per spin, the government said Thursday, as it vowed "to protect the most vulnerable in society" from harmful losses.

Amazon has started rejecting cities' proposals for its HQ2

Arlington, Texas, says that as of two weeks ago, it was out of the running to host Amazon's second headquarters, known as HQ2. Arlington, about 20 miles from Dallas, had submitted a proposal as part of Dallas' pitch to Amazon.

Heir to the Jim Beam bourbon fortune enters cannabis industry

Ben Kovler is the great-grandson of Harry Blum, who invested in Jim Beam after the end of Prohibition. And like his great-grandfather, Kovler is taking a chance on a product that is illegal and investing in Canada's soon to be legal pot industry.

Aurora Cannabis to acquire MedReleaf in $3.2 billion deal

Toronto - In the largest acquisition to date in the Canadian marijuana industry, Aurora Cannabis will acquire MedReleaf Corp. for C$3.2 billion ($2.51 billion) in an all-stock transaction.

Goldman and Apple team up to offer a new credit card

Goldman Sachs and Apple are two iconic brands all by themselves. Apple has a devoted customer base with many wealthy, well-traveled young adults. Goldman Sachs is a financial leader with few offerings for everyday consumers. Now they are joining forces.

Supplier fire forces suspension of Ford F-150 production

Eaton Rapids - After a May 2 fire at a supplier's factory in Michigan caused a shortage of parts, Ford on Wednesday suspended production of its F-150 pickup truck—the best-selling vehicle in the US for more than three decades.

Augmented reality startup Blippar is abandoning Silicon Valley

One of the UK's best-funded startups, augmented reality firm Blippar, is abandoning Silicon Valley after shutting its third office in the space of two years.

Cannabis sales expected to top liquor sales in Canada by 2020

Ottawa - The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) released a report Tuesday titled, Cannabis: Almost Showtime, which provides a very positive outlook on the pending legal cannabis industry in Canada.

Canopy Growth expands production and retail operations

St. John's - On Monday, Canopy Growth VP Jeff Ryan and provincial Industry Minister Chris Mitchelmore put shovels in the ground at the site of the company's future production facility in the White Hills area of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Four key challenges to digital transformation projects

The World Economic Forum calculates that digitisation could deliver $100 trillion in value to global businesses across the next decade. However, not every business will succeed in gaining a share of this due to failing to overcome impediments.

Amazon announcement brings concern over fair pay to Vancouver

Amazon is expanding its presence in Vancouver, by about 416,000 square-feet, but there are concerns over its heightened presence in Canada.

Apple deleted post hints at plans to cut Qualcomm, Intel chips

Wireless networks are looking towards 5G, a new network technology that promises faster, higher bandwidth cellular internet. So is Apple, according to a new job listing.

Interview: How millennials are changing businesses Special

Are millennial preferences really killing dozens of industries? Not necessarily, according to Brennan Wilkie, SVP of CX Strategy at InMoment. Instead millennials are misunderstood when it comes to the retail customer experience.

Applying AI to business challenges: Interview Special

Artificial intelligence is impacting on a range of businesses and professions, moving from something niche to an activity that is part and parcel of everyday operations. Dr. Khalid Al-Kofahi, of Thomson Reuters, provides some insights.

Amazon on track to become first trillion dollar company

Amazon could beat Microsoft to be the first trillion dollar company, Macquarie says. The bank's new price target translates to a market cap of $1.19 trillion.

Apple, Ireland strike deal on 13-billion-euro tax payment

Dublin - Ireland's government on Tuesday said it was signing a deal with Apple for the US tech giant to pay 13 billion euros ($16 billion) in back taxes as ordered by the European Commission.

Tesla releases some interesting data for (Middle) Earth Day

Tesla's news on the state of its electric vehicle fleet and energy products was released on Earth Day - focusing on the electric miles driven and the millions of tons of CO2 emissions saved from entering the atmosphere.

Alberta plan to cut oil shipments will affect all of West Coast

Alberta's plan to shut off oil and gas shipments to British Columbia could have unintended consequences along the entire West Coast of North America, causing a surge in gas prices and shifting the flow of international crude.

Connection Silicon Valley: Putting Canada on the world stage

Joanne Fedeyko, CEO of Connection Silicon Valley, is serious about putting Canada on the map when it comes to innovation.

CEO perspectives in the digital age

Research from British Telecom and the Economist Intelligence Unit reveals that 40 percent of CEOs currently have digital transformation at the top of their agenda. The research provides some best practice advice.
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