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California adds wage, benefit protections for gig workers

California adds wage, benefit protections for gig workers

SACRAMENTO, Calif.
Striking workers question whether UAW leaders can be trusted

Striking workers question whether UAW leaders can be trusted

ROMULUS, Mich. — The strike against General Motors by the United Auto Workers is playing out amid a corruption scandal inside the UAW that has caused distrust of the union leadership among many rank-and-file members.

NY lawmaker wants ban on plastic toiletry bottles in hotels

ALBANY, N.Y. — There's a new push to ban those tiny plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel in hotel rooms across New York state as a way to reduce plastic waste. State Sen.
Toronto stock market falls as U.S. Federal Reserve disappoints with rate cut

Toronto stock market falls as U.S. Federal Reserve disappoints with rate cut

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index closed lower Wednesday as oil and gold sectors fell and the U.S. Federal Reserve disappointed with its interest rate cut and guidance.
Tim Hortons dropping Beyond Meat products from menus except in Ontario and B.C.

Tim Hortons dropping Beyond Meat products from menus except in Ontario and B.C.

Apparently, Beyond Meat burgers don't go that well with Tim Hortons coffee, as the chain says it's dropping the alternative protein products at thousands of Canadian locations, just three months after introducing them.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,800.29, down 34.46 points.) Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Down 18 cents, or 2.62 per cent, to $6.69 on 9 million shares.
A divided Fed reduces rates but may not cut again this year

A divided Fed reduces rates but may not cut again this year

WASHINGTON — A sharply divided Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for a second time this year but declined to signal that further rate cuts are likely this year.
Couche-Tard wants to be a player in the sale of cannabis

Couche-Tard wants to be a player in the sale of cannabis

LAVAL, Que. — Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. wants to be one of the "key players" in the North American cannabis market by using its position in Canada — where use of the substance for recreational purposes is legal — to achieve this goal.
Air Canada trails global peers in fee revenue, but Aeroplan poised to boost it

Air Canada trails global peers in fee revenue, but Aeroplan poised to boost it

MONTREAL — All those checked bags, seating upgrades and onboard snacks you pay for on Air Canada flights are starting to add up for the company.
Temporary layoffs for 1,200 GM Oshawa workers as U.S. strike continues

Temporary layoffs for 1,200 GM Oshawa workers as U.S. strike continues

OSHAWA, Ont. — About 1,200 General Motors employees at the company's assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont., have been temporarily laid off because of a strike in the U.S., with more job cuts expected soon.
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